Sunday, 31 January 2010

MDS is so awesome!

I was tinkering around with MDS tonight,a nd made my own blog header!  I have to fix it some, but I wanted to get the feedback.

So, thoughts? I'd love some constructive criticism.  I know the text under Stylin' Stamper needs fixing, but other suggestions?!

Thanks :)

Thursday, 28 January 2010

LOOK at this!!! :)

So this is what greeted me at the front door mid afternoon today!!  We had company coming for supper, so I had to resist playing with the goodies in the box!! :)  I will attempt to clean up and play tomorrow!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Hope For Haiti!

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in it's wake devastation so
overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. 
To help make a difference in the lives of these who continue to suffer from the effects of this devastating earthquake, Stampin' Up will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the American Red Cross.  The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Product Name Item # Price
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended) 118571    $24.95
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010    $35.95
I Heart Hearts
Help to make a difference.  

Clear Mount Stamps!

I am LOVING them!!  Tonight I participated in a 'chat and challenge.'  We were challenged to use the sketch to the left to create a card, sb page, or other paper crafting project.

I created the card below.  I turned the sketch so it was vertical.  I used my clear mount stamps, and wow, they are so awesome!! :)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry marker
Stamps:  SAB Whimsical Words clear mount
Designer Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade
Accessories:  black satin ribbon, pop up glue dots, circle punches

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Easel Card - tutorial

My first one!! This will be long and detailed... I hope you find it useful! :)  Please, leave comments on what you think... the format, the details - too many, not enough?  What would you change?  For all the comments I recieve between tonight and Sunday evening, I will put into a RAK for the card I made :)  I know, not a huge prize, but doable :)  And it will be fun mail :)

KUDOS to you who write them frequently!!  I think I might try my hand at a video, but I only have a webcam, so we'll see how that goes :D


Easel Card

8.5 x 11 cardstock - real red, pretty in pink, soft suede, whisper white
stamps - Love You Much
stampin' dimensionals or pop up glue dots
markers/aqua painter/water colour wonder crayons/water colour pencils
jet black stazon
paper snips
paper piecing tool
mat pack
heart to heart punch

Cut your Soft Suede 8.5x11 cardstock into 11 x 4.25 inches
Score at 5.5 inches and fold
crease with bone folder
Take the front of your card, score at 2.75 inches and fold it under, creasing with your bonefolder. It should now make a tent with the back of your card.

Cut a piece of Soft Suede into 5.5 x 4.25 and adhere to the front of your card using adhesive below the crease only!

Cut Whisper White into 5.25 x 4.0 and adhere to the inside portion of your card
Cut Pretty In Pink into 5.25 x 4.0
Cut another Whisper White into 5 x 3.75 inches

Stamp "LOVE you much" onto the lower portion of the inside Whisper White in Jet Black Stazon
Colour in the image using markers, or water colour wonder crayons, or water colour pencils.

Adhere to inside of Soft Suede card.
Stamp big heart from "Love You Much" set in Jet Black Stazon on Real Red, then cut out.

Punch out hearts, using Heart to Heart punch, in the middle of your Pretty in Pink cardstock, the Whisper White will cover it up!
Adhere the medium sized heart over the flower on the inside of your card, using HALF a pop up glue dot or a Stampin' Dimensional. This will help to tent the front of your card, creating the easel look.

Take your 5 x 3.75 whisper white cardstock and using your paper piercing tool and foam mat from the Mat Pack, pierce holes in each corner - 5 across/down, 3 accross/down.

Adhere to pink cardstock.
Adhere Real Red stamped/cut out heart to the centre of your whisper white cardstock
Adhere these layers to the Soft Suede card front
Adhere the pink cardstock to the front of your card

VOILA!! Your card is complete! :)

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Cute Matchbox

At my Hostess Club last night, which is a fantastic group of ladies, we made the easel card from yesterday's post. We also made these cute little matchboxes! I LOVE this matchbox bigz die! I don't know why I didn't use it before, LOL.

cardstock: real red
designer series paper: Merry Moments from the HOliday mini
accessories: Matchbox Bigz Die, white organza ribbon
extras: Hershey Valentine nuggets :)

I am preparing a tutorial for the easel card this evening, so keep your eyes peeled :)

Monday, 18 January 2010

Love You Much!

It's my Hostess Club tonight, and we are doing two fun projects! One is not totally complete now, b/c I wrecked the embellishment... ahh, back to the drawing table! LOL

The other is an easel card! It's very easy to make, but has that WOW! factor! :) The first picture is of the card front, closed. The second is of the card opened, like an easel!!

SUPPLIES: ALL Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Love You Much
Accessories: 3 heart punch, OK, I can't remember the name of it! Stampin' Dimensionals
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red
Tools: paper piercer in the corner

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Vintage Vogue!

I got creating last night, finished up this morning, and am actually posting before I really start the day! :)

So Stampin' Up! has new CLEAR MOUNT BLOCKS and foam backed rubber stamps! I got some before CHristmas, but am only getting to use them now. I LOVE THEM!!! So easy to use, so slim to store!

So I got Vintage Vogue, an I LOVE IT!!

This card is for a friend, just b/c she's wonderful :)

I've seen on many blogs of late, that folks are dressing up the insides of their cards. I never used to do that unless it was black or dark inside, as it's hard to write on. Today, I decided to dress up the inside :) It's not that time consuming as it doesn't have to be a masterpiece, just something to pretty up the inside :)

Stamps: Vintage Vogue from the Occasions Mini - see side bar for link to catalogue!
ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango
Cardstock: Confetti White, Soft Suede
Accessories: misc gold brads, flower brads from SU!, crushed curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon

As a side note, the lady who rec'd yesterday's card LOVED it!! :) AND her first chemo treatment went better than she had expected :)

Monday, 11 January 2010

A Suppotive Card :)

So my friend's Mom found out two months ago, or so, that she has breast cancer. After two surgeries, she's now starting chemo. She has a fantastic attitude about the whole ordeal, but has had an extremely hard year after watching her youngest daughter lose her husband and his battle with brain cancer.

So to lighten the day for her tomorrow, I created this card!

Supplies ALL STAMPIN' UP!:
cardstock: blush blossom
designer series paper: raspberry tart
ink: regal rose, always artichoke
accessories: rose grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Glitter Chunky sprinkles
stamps: Boho Backgrounds

Have a fabulous day :)

Thursday, 7 January 2010

I'm back to scrapping!

So I thought I would share some of my pages from a recent online crop. The challenge was do use at least 3 buttons on a layout. Since my Mom is a collector of buttons, I just happen to have some to use! :)

This was the children's first day back to school this, last year, 2029. The journalling is all around the edge of the shaped cardstock. I bought some shaped cardstock in the last couple of years, and never used it. So now I'm using them as templates! :) I traced this shape and cut it out, and voila, my own colour in the shape I want :)

patterned paper: Heidi Grace
cardstock: Stampin' Up! - something retired!
buttons: Mom's collection
marker: Stampin' Up! black journalling marker - LOVE IT!!!

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Sale-A-Bration has arrived...and other great deals!


Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest event of the year, means friends, fresh ideas, and free products! And with three ways to earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, there's something for everyone.

  • Spend: Buy $65 worth of Stampin' Up! products and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Host: Host a $395 workshop, and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Join: Become a demonstrator, and get a FREE stamp set (up to a $56.95 value)!

This promotion ends March 31, so contact me today to spend, host, or join! Or click here to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

15% Off Starter Kit

During Sale-A-Bration, join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator and get 15% off your Starter Kit—plus, you can choose between the standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Starter Kit!

contact me today to get started!

Special Offer: Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. contact me to learn more about this fantastic new product and to place your order!

Country Living Cards à la Carte

Once again, Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living magazine to bring you the Country Living Cards à la Carte stationery kit. This beautiful French-country kit contains

  • Dinner Party stamp set (set of 3)
  • Ballet Blue Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Preprinted stationery (24 sheets: 4 each of 6 designs)

Use the kit for letters, invitations, or a special dinner menu—there are so many possibilities!

In addition, Country Living is offering Stampin' Up! customers a special deal: get 10 issues of Country Living magazine for just $26! For $2.60 an issue, you'll receive great craft projects, articles on collecting, makeover features, recipes, and entertaining ideas—all delivered to your home each month. Click here to learn more or contact me for extra savings!.

Digital+ Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $239, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies (product catalogues, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. contact me today to get started!

Stampin' Up! Dormant List

Stampin' Up! has a list of stamps and wheels that are available for purchase, but have not been included in the current catalogue pages.


Item # Stamp Set Last Publication this Set Appeared in Page #
113407 Backwoods 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 102
114492 Beautiful Baby 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
114486 Birthday Wish 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
113200 Branch Out 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 100
114496 Celebrations 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
113732 Central Park 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 106
113206 Classic Sketches 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 119
113226 Classy & Fabulous 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 51
113750 Easter Beauty 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 29
114024 Bella Pascua 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 29
114498 Flowers in Silhouette 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
113405 Font of You 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 46
113216 For the Bride 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 61
114028 Para la novia 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 61
114494 Forever 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
109425 Friend by Definition 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue 135
114488 Fun Flowers 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
113716 Garden Greetings 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 55
114490 Glad Friends 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 208
111580 Grand Soiree 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue 126
113242 Hit the Road 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 103
113710 Lexicon of Leaves 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 101
113236 Man's Best Friend 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 72
114423 Ocean Commotion 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 97
113728 Playful Petals 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 99
109276 Polka Dot 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue 135
111544 Putt Putt 2008 Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue 81
113240 Quilt Quips 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 53
113754 Really Retro 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 132
113403 Sip by Sip 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 51
113726 Sweet Stems 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 99
113250 That's Funny 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 63
113688 Wonderful Watercolors 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 85
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 85


Item # Wheel Last Publication this Wheel Appeared in Page #
113836 Fashion Forward 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 51
111259 Pinch Me 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 28
107559 Spot On 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 120
107560 Watercolor Vine 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalogue 84