Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fancy Favor


Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! Today I want to share a really cute box that I made with Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor bigz xl die. This is the first box that I have made with this die. Using the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! along with this die, you can create this box in a matter of minutes. I cut the Kraft card stock to fit the Fancy Favor die, then layer the card stock on top of the die and sandwich this in between the two extended cutting pads. Insert this into the Big Shot, crank the handle until it comes out the other side and Wah-Lah your box is cut out along with the fold lines. I used the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel with Soft Suede ink to roll the image across the top of my box. I used Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the edge. I have been seeing these flowers everywhere on the internet, so I thought I would try to make one. I think it looks descent for my first try. This flower was really easy to make! I took Kraft card stock and Sending Love DSP and I used the Scallop Circle Punch to punch out 3 circles of each paper. I took each scallop circle and wadded it up in my hand. Then I unwrapped each scallop circle and layered each on top of one another. Using the paper piercer, I poked a hole through the center and I inserted a brad. I then scrunched up the scallop circles around the brad to resemble a flower. Use the paper piercer to make a small hole in the top front of the box and insert the brad with your flower.

This box was so easy!! Just think of all the occasions that you could decorate these for. They would make great wedding favors, baby shower favors, birthday party favors and etc. I'm sure that I will make several more. Please contact me at: if you have any questions.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Elements of Style


I hope everyone has had a great weekend so far. It has been a hot, but beautiful weekend here in Bedford. It is just amazing how fast a weekend can go by. I have been feeling kind of lousy the last few days. I don't know if it is allergies, sinus infection or what? Since Friday night I have almost lost my voice. (I'm sure that my family loves that!)

Today's card is using a new stamp set called Elements of Style. This stamp set has 5 images in it and is available in either wood mount or clear mount. I watercolored the image with SU ink pads and the aqua painter. I was almost afraid to attempt watercoloring, but with the aqua painter it is so easy. I'm sure that I will be using this technique a lot more on my projects.

Click on both cards to get a closer view. On the top card I used a SU marker and the Color Spritzer Tool to give a spattered look. I did not use the Color Spritzer Tool on the bottom card. Myself, I like the spattered look. After making this card and posting it, I thought it was lacking something, so I spritzed it with the marker and then took another picture to post. Let me know what you think.

If you ever have any questions on any of the projects that I post on my blog, please don't hesitate to contact me. Also, if there is a specific technique or project that you would like to see, just let me know and I will do my best to post it on my blog.

Products Used:
Elements of Style: wood mount #118611 $27.95 clear mount #120045 $19.95
SU Ink Pads
SU Card Stock
Modern Label Punch #116630 $15.95
Word Window Punch #105090 $15.95
Color Spritzer Tool #107066 $12.95
5/8" Neutrals Brads #112533 $6.95
Stampin' Dimensionals # 104430 $3.95

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Have a great day!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yummy Cupcakes...


Today I want to share a card that I made for my great niece's birthday. Who doesn't love cupcakes? Am I right? This stamp set is called Crazy for Cupcakes. I stamped the cupcake image and cut it out, then I popped it up using SU dimensionals. I also added Dazzling Diamonds to the icing on the cupcake. If you like a lot of sparkle, then you will love Dazzling Diamonds. Also in this stamp set I used the noise maker and balloon stamp. I stamped these two images using VersaMark. If you have never used VersaMark before, you can achieve a watermark effect on you card using this pad. (If you click on the image of the card you can enlarge it to see this effect.) I also used SU Aqua Painter and SU Inks to color my image. I used the white Gel Pen to add my doodle dots to the card. Punches used were: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch and Scallop Edge Punch. (Gotta Love SU Punches!)

Sorry I haven't posted anything to my blog for a couple of days. My mom had to have a heart cath on Monday and I have been suffering from a sinus infection and I'm still not over it. :( My mom did receive good news Monday which we are all thankful for!

I have had a couple of you ask for catalogs and I apologize that I haven't got them out yet this week, but I will have them to you by the weekend!

Let me know if you have any questions about SU.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Father's Day Card Swap


Every month at our downline meeting we can sign up to be in a card swap. This month's cards were Father's Day. This is the card I came up with. I love this new motorcycle stamp! This is one of the new stamp images in the new Summer Mini Occasions catalog. You can view this new Mini catalog by clicking on the image on the side bar of my blog. This is the first manly type card that I have made. I am so glad that I ordered this stamp because I was starting to sweat thinking about what I could come up with for this swap. I am anxious to see what cards I get in return so that I can have more ideas to share.

Here are the items used in making this card: neutrals card stock, To the Nines Specialty DSP,
Motorcycle stamp, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, Vintage brads, Soft Suede ink, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Snail Adhesive and Dimensionals.

If you have any questions, please contact me at:

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Time is running out!

Free Technique DVDs Special Offer

Special Offer Dates: April 1-May 31, 2010 (or while supplies last)

Special Offer Details
From April 1-May 31, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and receive two FREE technique DVDs.

Free Technique DVD Details

Item Description Retail Value

Workshop Wow DVD 2008-2009 (140 min.)

Includes 19 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques.


Workshop Wow 2007-2008 DVD (117 min.)

Includes 18 demonstrator presentations of "WOW" techniques for use in preparing for workshops.

Total Value

Over 250 minutes of stamping and paper crafting ideas!

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Time is running out on this Free Special Offer from Stampin' Up! If you have any questions about this awesome company, please feel free to contact me.

Come back to visit my blog tomorrow as I plan to post my Father's Day card swap.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Recital Invitations


I'm hoping for a sunnier day here in Bedford today. We had so much rain yesterday that I was beginning to believe we needed to launch a boat. No rain yet this morning, but it is really cloudy. Well....on with my card. My 3 year old granddaughter is in ballet this year. She had her recital on Saturday. was so cute! My daughter had asked me to make invitations for her recital, so this is what I came up with. I used Stampin' Up! Bear Die and SU Beary Essentials Die. All the product used in this card are from Stampin' Up! except for the lace on her skirt. I used SU Inks, card stock, versa mark, brads, snail adhesive, dimensionals and the scallop edge punch.

If you ever have an event needing invitations or special occasions cards, feel free to contact me and we will come up with a design. I love sharing what I do!

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Have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day


I hope that all you Mother's had a great day yesterday! I know that I did! Between Saturday and Sunday I got to see all 3 of my kids and my 3 grandbabies. I also received some really nice gifts! Yesterday we went to my parents house for a cookout. It is always a lot of fun when we all get together for special occasions.

Today I want to share a card that I made for my Mom for Mother's Day. I cased this idea from our last card swap. I just love being in this monthly card swap because I get so many ideas from my fellow demonstrators. (click on any of my card images to get a closer view)

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Saturday, May 8, 2010


I'm sorry that I have been missing for a couple of days. It has been quite busy at my house. But, I'm glad that you stopped by today.

Today's card is one that I made for a baby/card swap. I started off with white card stock cut at 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 then I scored the 8 1/2 side at 4 1/4. I then put the front side of the card into Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder and ran this through the Big Shot. The stamps sets I used were: Fun & Fast Notes (#113500) and Well Scripted (#118601). I also used the 1 3/4" Circle Punch to cut out my stamped image and used the Ticket Corner Punch (#107214) and the Corner Rounder Punch (#109047). I colored my stamped image using SU Ink Pads and Blender Pens. The pink trim is made using SU Eyelet Border Punch (#113692).

If you have any questions about the colors or products used in this card, please feel free to e-mail me at:

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(Sorry the quality of this picture is so dark. The lighting was bad.)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Beautiful Wings Embosslits

I'm glad that you came back to visit today! I just got back home from watching my Grandson play his first T-Ball game. Oh my....we laughed a lot!! They were so cute!

This card that I'm sharing today is bright and cheery for summer. I just love the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. I also used SU Scallop Trim Punch and SU Scallop Oval Punch. I just love Stampin' Up! punches!!

I also want to share some information about the Stampin' Up! opportunity:

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Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:

  • My Digital Studio software suite
  • Two stamp sets (Party Hearty, Petal Pizzazz)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Four Classic Stampin' Pads (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise)
  • Four Stampin' Write markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red)
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Our weekend was very busy! I always look forward to Fridays but with a blink of an eye Monday has arrived and time for another work week.

I want to share a card that I made using Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. (#111672) This stamp set consist of 6 images. Two greetings: friend to friend and thanks so much and 4 floral images
$18.95. The Dusty Durango card stock is embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder (#115963) $7.95. I used three punches: Modern Label Punch (#116630) $15.95 and Word Window Punch (#105090) $15.95 and Ticket Corner Punch (#107214) $6.95.

I would love to get together with you and your friends for a workshop. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Have a Great Day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May....National Scrapbook Month

I'm glad that you stopped by today. I wanted to share with you a great promotion that Stampin' Up! is offering. May is National Scrapbbook month and SU is offering a Free package of Designer brads with the purchase of a select group of stamp sets. I will post this offer below. You can also visit my Stampin' Up! website and view a video with some awesome scrapbook projects. Don't forget to check out the new Summer Mini Occasions Catalog that starts today. You can view the catalog on my side bar of my blog or visit my SU website. There are so many cool items in this mini. This company just keeps getting better and better. I hope you will celebrate National Scrapbook month. I am going to try to catch up on my scrapbooks since I am so far behind. I will post some scrapbook layouts this keep watching! Please contact me if you have any questions.

National Scrapbooking Month Promotion

Explore the Possibilities

Take your scrapbooking to a whole new level with Stampin' Up!
During National Scrapbooking Month, May 1-31, get a FREE package of Designer brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio (item 118108) or any of the following stamp sets:

Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price

Extreme Elements

115181 $26.95 --- ---

Framed with Love**

114389 $27.95 --- ---


113706 $27.95 --- ---

Circle Circus

115778 $28.95 --- ---

Elements of Style

118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95


119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95

Éléments de style

119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95

Rough Type

118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95

Sentimental Journey

118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95

First Day

118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95

Camino a la Escuela

120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From the Summer Mini Catalog
**A Last Chance stamp set!

Choose from the following Designer brads with qualifying purchase:

Page Description Item

Flower Designer brads


Filigree Designer brads


Circle Designer brads


Star Designer brads


Have a Great Day!

FYI: For some odd reason the clear mount prices do not show up on this blog post, so please check out my SU website for the prices or as always...feel free to contact me.