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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

Hello Stamping Friends,

I hope you take a few moments to reflect on what today really is. Jesus died on a cross and rose again to take away all our sins so we can go to Heaven for eternity. He made the ultimate sacrifice to give us a gift of eternal life.

This card is a bright, Springy looking card that I thought would be a good card to share with you on Easter. It says renewal to me.  I know the greeting I have on it says Happy Birthday but it easily could have said Happy Easter. Besides, we are celebrating a birthday here at my house today as well as Easter. It's Brittney's 23rd birthday (3rd birthday that has fallen on Easter, too). So it is still a very fitting card.  Happy Birthday Britt!

 
This was a card that I saw and tweaked to make it my own. I love yellow roses so that was my major change, the card I saw used reds.  It really changes the complete look of the card. This was another card made at a recent big shot class.  A lot of stamping and cutting but it's such an impressive looking card when finished. No, you wouldn't want to make 50 of these beauties, but a couple isn't too bad.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms & Teeny tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Paper: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock & First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Vine Street Embossing folder, Two tags die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, paper snips, stamping sponge, baker's twine, daffodil delight stitched grosgrain ribbon
 
Again, Happy Easter!
 
 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Spring!

Hell Stamping Friends,

It's such a beautiful day out today. The sun is shining and it's a little warmer than it has been. No new snow overnight, so that's a super duper bonus in my book.  Yes, there is still a good amount of snow on the ground here at my house, guess that's what happens when you live on the mountain. But, regardless, the sun is shining and it's a great Spring day.

Spending the days getting ready for Easter tomorrow. We have a some family coming (only about 20 people, lol) for dinner and an egg hunt.  Guess I better get filling all those eggs the kids want to find.

Anyway, onto stamping, the real reason you come to my blog, right?  This card was inspired by a card I saw online and I changed it up a bit to make it my own.  I love it. It's so soft and sweet looking. Since there is no greeting on this card, I think you can use it for so many occasions: birthday, baby girl, wedding, even sympathy (although I know we do NOT like to have to use those cards).

 
I used this card at a recent Big Shot class. It uses three different embossing folders and framelits. Definitely a good card to make at a big shot class. Don't forget to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery Cardstock
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs (lacy) Folder, Adorning Accents Folders (hearts), 5/8" Organza Ribbon
 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ready for the Bunny?

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another great Fabulous Friday posting with the Sisters in Stamping. This week we are sharing with you some last minute Easter treat ideas.  These are great if you want to give something small so show you care but want to make a huge impact.  I made about 45 of these cute little guys and gave them to Jonah to pass out to all the teachers and aides in his school. I was there that day as a mom (I am often a teacher there when substituting for other teachers) just volunteering to help with the annual egg races and many of the teachers and aides shared their excitement with me about getting this little treat.

They do deserve a little more appreciation then they get and definitely more often than what they receive. I was happy to see that I was able to put a little smile on their faces and brighten their day a little more. Afterall, the day was pretty bright for them already. It was a half day and then they would have the next 5 days off for Easter break.

 
Isn't it adorable?  And the best part of all is that there is chocolate inside.  I used the two tags die to make this little holder.  I folded a piece of cardstock in half and placed it just above the end of the tag so that it wouldn't cut the cardstock in two pieces, rather it would keep the fold and I'd be able to hide something inside.

 
I made them in all different colors. I just went to my stash of scraps (there's plenty of that hanging around) and pulled all "Eastery" colors. I actually used all scraps for the bunnies as well. Yes, I had that much early espresso pieces laying around.  I didn't have to cut even one full sheet of cardstock to make all 45 treats. Crazy, when you think about it.
 
So if you need to make a few little treats, just make these guys. They truly are quick and easy and quite impressive when received.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Cardstock: scraps of early espresso, wisteria wonder, pool party, calypso coral (for ones shown above, but remember use any Spring colors. I used a lot of the subtles)
Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Houndstooth Embossing folder, Blossom Builder Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, ornament punch, small oval punch, scraps of ribbon, glue dots, dimensionals and flower trim (for the tail)
 

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Huge Thank You for a Great Sale-a-bration

Hello Stamping Friends,

I just wanted to drop by today and say a quick thank you for a wonderful Sale-a-bration.  So many of you got several great products and stamps for FREE these past two months.  I hope you are enjoying all of it.

 
This card was one that I created for my big shot class last month.  It is a take on a card that was in our demonstrator magazine (Stampin' Success).  I changed a few of the colors, otherwise it is the same as what was pictured.  I love that we receive this magazine bimonthly.  It's full of great stamping ideas and business ideas, so if you ever thought of being a part of this great company, don't think you have to do it alone. There are so many great resources available to us, website, webinars, magazines, training events and so much more. I'm here to chat when you feel the time is right for you.
 
Stamping Supplies Needed:
Stamps: Oh, Hello
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Primrose Petals Classic Ink Pads & Primrose Petals, So Saffron & Gumball Green Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, So Saffron
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Paper Snips, Wasabi Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Lace
 

Designer Fabrics - 50% Off, Yes 50% Off


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Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

 
The sale starts today, so get ready to jump into the spring Fabric Frenzy!

  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Discounted fabric is available on all order types
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached


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171  125412  Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122337  Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122336  Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  124066  Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122335  Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
6*    129308  Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
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*Spring Catalog
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fabulous Friday ( A little late)

Hello Stamping Friends,

(Yes, I know today is not Friday, but I didn't get a chance to post this for Friday, so I decided it's better late than never.  Besides I think this card turned out so cute that I couldn't keep it all to myself. It must be shared with all of you.)

This week at Sisters in Stamping we were to make a card that moved.  There are so many great movement cards out there. The card I finally decided on (it was difficult to choose) was a waterfall card. They are so fun for kids to receive, so I went with a little boy theme as well. I hope you enjoy it.

 
What little boy doesn't love a space theme? I know my Jonah loves all things space. His room is even done with a space theme with a wall with glow in the dark "stars."  I think this blast off stamp set is so fun.  I used the coordinating wheel in whisper white ink for the background.  Looks pretty cool already, but keep reading because you are going to love what this card does.


Okay, see those model fingers?  lol  Not at all but anyway, you pull on the bottom of the lucky limeade cardstock (as shown) and the images create a waterfall look.  The key is scoring the limeade piece (you cut the limeade to be 1 1/2" by 8 1/2" and then score at 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2" and 7 1/2", you place the stamped images on each of the 1" score spaces and attach the bottom 1" space onto the daffodil delight strip of cardstock).  If you want book a workshop and I will come and make this for you and all your guests can make it as well.

 
And here it is pulled down all the way.  Pretty neat, right?

 
And I wanted to use the little space guy but he was to big for the outside squares (white cardstock is 1 1/2" squares) so I decided to place a piece of white cardstock on the inside and stamp him and the countdown to blast off image.
 
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see the other movement cards.


Just a Little This & That

Happy Sunday!  I have a little This & That to share with you today.  Really… a new product line that is called This & That and it's going to be such a fun way to keep all your memories together very quickly, efficiently and super easily

 

This & That looks SO AWESOME.  It's a just stick it in there book!  These types of books are HUGE and a GREAT way to scrapbook in a messy but fun way.  We all know there are no rules when scrapbooking but the thought of just stashing  my memories in a smaller book in a "journal" type of way is so much more appealing to me.  Even better, this is REALLY appealing to the younger generation.  I think this would be perfect for any teenager or college student to do her own thing.  

You can grab the BUNDLE from now until April 30th for 32.08.  This is 15% off savings when purchased as a BUNDLE.

 
Do you want a closer look at all the products?  Keep reading on.....

I love the embossed Journal with HEXAGONS!  Simply awesome.  The Die Cut sticker sheets definitely look fun and trendy.  Add Washi Tape to the mix and it just completes creative heaven.
 
Are you excited about the possibilities with this as I am? 
Ready to have a little This & That? 
Click HERE to order yours! 
I'm sure I'll have to grab a little of the Designer Series Paper to just create other things with.  Because yes, all of the items are available to purchase individually as well as in the bundle (Remember the bundle is only available through April 30)
It looks worn and tattered which we know is screaming RACHEL.  
 
And as if that isn't enough to put a smile on your face, Stampin' Up! is giving away a FREE trip to San Diego. Click HERE to register.
 
 
Enjoy your Sunday!  We will be celebrating my husband's birthday today. It's a big one too.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sharing the Talent




 Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you some of the talent from a few demonstrators in my Yurinkin' Stamp Addicts group.  I love when they share at our monthly group meetings. It's always great to see new ideas and get a different take on a set, especially ones that may not be your favorite. Did you ever feel as though you would never want to use a particular set and then you see something someone else created and you just have to have it?  Happens to me all to often.

 
The above card was made by Patti H. I love what she did with the butterflies.

 
This next card is midnight muse but looks like basic black in this picture.  This card was made by Mary Lee M.

 
A cheerful Easter card by Dianne S. Who said you need to have bunnies for Easter?

 
A very elegant birthday card made by Mary Lee M. So pretty in person.

 
Another butterfly card by Patti H. She just changed the layout just a bit from the previous one.

 
Another very elegant card by Mary Lee M. I love the multiple layers of vanilla that are all embossed with different folders.

 
This is a pretty spring card made by Patti H. I like how she has a little different cut than we are used to.
 
Hope you have enjoyed these cards like I did.
 
Don't forget there are only 3 days left before Sale-a-bration is gone for another year.
FREE product with a $50 order
or
$156.50 in product for $99 if you join the Stampin' Up! family

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello O'Stampin' Friends,

Happy St. Patty's Day to you! Everyone is a wee bit of Irish on this day.  I really am a bit of Irish and we always make ham and cabbage with a special dessert on St. Patrick's Day. Jonah usually makes a leprechaun trap but this year he never completed it. Of course, this mom decided not to remind him saving herself some time and energy (which both was hard to come by this week, I ended up getting sick on Thursday and have been resting as much as I can since).

So in honor of this special day, I do have a card to share with you.  This is one of the projects that was made at my Big Shot class this afternoon.  I simply couldn't resist.

 
Isn't it adorable?  Who wouldn't welcome this little leprechaun in their mailbox?  I love the different colored strips of green cardstock for the background embossed.  What a fun little look.  Then the owl punch is a perfect little guy to start a leprechaun with. I only used three punches to make this guy.
 
I think I need to run and get me a Shamrock shake at Mickey D's. It is a special day and they won't be around for much longer.  Hope you enjoyed this little leprechaun and had a wonderful day.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Certainly Celery, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Garden Green, Basic Black, & Soft Suede cardstock and 2011-2013 Incolor Paper Stack Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Word Window Punch, 1" Square Punch, Owl Punch, Houndstooth Embossing folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Tangerine Tango 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Snips & Snail Adhesive

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Ready for Spring

Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I have officially decided that I am ready for Spring. That is after that white stuff called snow began to fall again here in Northeast Pennsylvania.  I am done with it, it's time for warm weather, birds singing, new leaves growing on trees, pretty flowers blooming and butterflies flying.  Doesn't it sound wonderful to you?  Oh well, I guess I'm going to have to settle for some very pretty and colorful paper butterflies for today.

 
This was a card I made for a workshop a couple of week's ago. Everyone that attended that fun party at Maria's also got to make their own butterfly card and take it home with them.  And do you know what, I love how each of the cards turned out a little different even though everyone used the same supplies. It's one of the things I look forward to at workshops (aka parties). I didn't take pictures of everyone's but trust me they were all beautiful.
 
It's a really quick card to put together and uses just a few supplies.  Some designer paper, a punch, a stamp and ink, some markers and rhinestones. See, I told you it wasn't too many things.

 
Here's a close up of some of the butterflies so you can see the detail up close.  I added some antenna to each butterfly using the appropriate colored marker to match the butterflies.
 
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfect Pairs
Ink: Wisteria Wonder Classic Pad, 2011-2013 In Color Stampin Write Markers
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock & 2011-2013 In Color Paper Stack Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
 
Hey Don't forget Sale-a-bration ends this coming Friday (March 22). So hurry and place your order now so you can get your FREE stamps too.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chocolate Easter Bunnies

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time for another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping.  This week we are showing you some Easter cards. That's right around the corner.  Not sure how I feel about Easter being so early this year. Guess it doesn't really matter what I think now does it?

 
Well, here it is. My Easter card. I've made this at several of my workshops this month  and everyone has enjoyed making it.  It's really quite an easy card to put together. Minimal supplies and super simple.  Great for all you procrastinators that are like me.  Two stamps, some designer paper and cardstock. That just about does it.  Told you it comes together effortlessly.
 
Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see more Easter card ideas.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ears to You (will be gone after March 31) and Delightful Dozen
Ink: Early Espresso & Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker, Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad
Paper: Very Vanilla & Early Espresso cardstock & Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals
 


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cute Little Cards


Hello Stamping Friends,

Today I'm sharing with you some adorable little 3x3 cards that would make a great gift, especially if you made a few of each, or just plain great to have on hand when you want to tuck a little note inside a lunch, a backpack or somewhere where someone would be surprised when they see it.


These notecards used the Patterned Occasions set from the Sale-a-bration brochure. You still have about 2 weeks left to get this set free with a qualifying order so head over to my Online store to place your order (or you can just send it to me and I will place it for you).

 
Who doesn't love this little cup? I think it's so adorable and would be a great little card to let someone know you love them a whole latte.
 
 
This card would be a great little tag on someone special's birthday gift bag.

 
Great to slip into your favorite students lunch bag or backpack to let them know you are so proud of all their school successes.
 
 
A great little get well card to add to a get well package when a loved one isn't feeling quite like themselves.

 
And you can never have enough thank you cards. Great way to show a co-worker you really appreciate how they helped you out.
 
And the beauty of all of this is that they were made with few supplies and came together very quickly thanks to the awesome designer series paper, Summer Smooches.  That is exactly what I started with and then it all came together beautifully. 

Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Patterned Occasions
Ink: Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pads and Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, and Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Real Red, & Tangerine Tango Cardstock & Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Paper Snips, Snail Adhesive & Dimensionals
 

March & April Stamping Classes

Gather your friends for a night of fun while you earn free stamps and supplies. These would include ideas for cards, invites, favors, decorations, etc. We can customize it for you. Now booking March, April & May parties, private classes and girls night out. This is also Sale-a-bration time (until March 22), which means everyone gets something extra. Great time to host a fun party. Dates will go quickly so call early to reserve your preferred date. Only 2 weeks left before the exclusive Sale-a-bration items will be gone forever. Hurry, you don't want to miss it.

 Join the Stampin' Up! family and my team this month for ONLY $99 (plus tax). You get to choose $156.50 worth of product (this is an extra $26.50 because it is Sale-a-bration).   You can check that out on my website (see above). Contact me for more information. I'd love for you to join the team. Offer expires March 22, 2013

 March 2013 Classes

 North Pocono Craft Show @ North Pocono High School, Saturday, March 16, 2013

Come visit me at the Craft show from 10:00 am - 3:00 PM. I will be selling retired merchandise, cards, and some other great hand-stamped items. Of course, there will be other vendors there as well that you may want to stop by their tables and see what they have.

 Big Shot Club, Sunday, March 17, 2013 2:00 PM

Do you love the big shot but can’t justify the expense all at once? Well, I have the perfect club for you. Read on for all the details.
• This club will run for 4 months and be $46 a month.
• At the end of the club you will have your own big shot machine, one die ($21.95), one textured impressions folder ($7.95), one Bigz L Die ($32.95), one embosslit die ( $11.95), and one sizzlit die ($5.50).
• This is plenty of supplies to have a lot of fun playing with your new big shot at the end of the club.
• Each month we will meet and I will share 3 projects with you (that you will make as well) using the big shot. By the end of the club you will know how to work all the great tools that are available for the Big Shot. We won’t be using just paper either. I will show you several different materials that work wonderfully with the Big Shot.
• If you are unable to attend the make n take session, you can still join this club. I will make the projects for you and get them to you. So this is a club for everyone.
• Plus as a club member you will also receive $25 in hostess credit that you can use towards exclusive hostess sets and other catalog merchandise. Isn’t this a sweet deal?
• If you already own the Big Shot you are welcome to attend the class for $10 per month.
• Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013

Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, March 21, 2013 – 6:30 PM
• Make 12 cards: 3 designs, 4 of each design.  Great way to build your card collection so you won’t be caught without a card for the next special occasion.
• Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
1/2 Price Class fee with a $25.00 order
FREE class with a $50 order and get a FREE Sale-a-bration item
• Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

April 2013 Classes

Really, Re-inkers????? Class: Saturday, April 6, 2013 2:00 PM
Make 6 different cards using different techniques using Classic ink re-inkers. They are for far more than just re-inking your pads when they become a little dry. 
• Fee for this class will be $25.00. This fee includes all supplies to complete the cards. You will also receive three re-inkers that you will use during class as part of this class fee.  Then you have them so you can go home and continue to create using the awesome techniques you learned during class.All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 (I need to be firm on this date because I need to order the re-inkers)

 Let’s Get Punchy Class: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:30 PM
Make 2 different 6x6 pages and 2 cards of characters/things using Stampin’ Up! Punches. The pages and cards will use the same characters/things.
• This class will be offered on the second Tuesday of every month.
• Fee for this class will be $10.00. This fee includes all supplies to complete the pages and the cards. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013

Scrapbook in an Evening Class: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:30 PM
Complete an entire scrapbook in one evening.  20 pages ready to be complete by just adding a couple of pictures. Great way to scrapbook without the pressure of designing on your own. We will be using the Flower Fair bundle from the Spring Catalog (Page 31). The kit comes complete with enough paper to complete 12 pages but we will be adding to it and making 20 pages to fill up the entire 8" x 8" album.
• Fee for this class will be $35.00. This fee includes all supplies to complete the pages. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
• Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 11, 2013 (I need to be firm on this date because I will need to order the kits)

Stamp-A-Stash: Thursday, April 25, 2013 – 6:30 PM
• Make 12 cards: 3 designs, 4 of each design.  Great way to build your card collection so you won’t be caught without a card for the next special occasion.
• Cost: $20.00 – Includes all supplies to complete the cards and envelopes. All you need to bring is your own snail adhesive.
1/2 Price Class fee with a $25.00 order
FREE class with a $50 order
• Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Big Shot Club, Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:00 PM
Do you love the big shot but can’t justify the expense all at once? Well, I have the perfect club for you. Read on for all the details.
• This club will run for 4 months and be $46 a month.
• At the end of the club you will have your own big shot machine, one die ($21.95), one textured impressions folder ($7.95), one Bigz L Die ($32.95), one embosslit die ( $11.95), and one sizzlit die ($5.50).
• This is plenty of supplies to have a lot of fun playing with your new big shot at the end of the club.
• Each month we will meet and I will share 3 projects with you (that you will make as well) using the big shot. By the end of the club you will know how to work all the great tools that are available for the Big Shot. We won’t be using just paper either. I will show you several different materials that work wonderfully with the Big Shot.
• If you are unable to attend the make n take session, you can still join this club. I will make the projects for you and get them to you. So this is a club for everyone.
• Plus as a club member you will also receive $25 in hostess credit that you can use towards exclusive hostess sets and other catalog merchandise. Isn’t this a sweet deal?
• If you already own the Big Shot you are welcome to attend the class for $10 per month.
• Registration Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2013

 CONTACT ME TODAY TO REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.


Friday, March 8, 2013

All for the Kids

Hello Stamping Friends,
 
Today is Fabulous Friday and you know that means it's time for some Sisters in Stamping challenges.  Today we were to use the Ronald McDonald House Charities set, Moving Forward. It's all for the kids who are ill and need to have their family close by while they are in the hospital getting better.
 
Every year Stampin' Up! donates to this wonderful charity and they continue the donations throughout the year when someone purchases this set, $3.00 from the price of the set is automatically donated.
 
Stampin' Up! launched its Making a Difference program in 2003. This program facilitates corporate giving and promotes service among demonstrators and employees.

Through the Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $95,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

Stampin' Up!'s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.
 
 
I love the bold images from this set.  So fun to use your markers to ink up the image in multiple colors and really make your project come alive as you can see in the blimp on this card.  These are great for some quick, easy, yet impressive looking finished cards.
 
Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see some more projects using this set that is all for the kids.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Moving Forward
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit & Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Snail Adhesive & Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pretty Wreath

Hello Stamping Friends,

So how's your week going so far? Here, it's going pretty well. Definitely in the thick of Sale-a-bration here and I'm loving every workshop and class happening.  I have just a couple dates open if you still want to get a workshop in during Sale-a-bration. I also have dates open in April if you want to host a fun girls night out after Easter. We can do some great Spring projects. Contact me and let me know which date you want.

Today's card is a pretty quick card to put together but it is soooooo impressive. Honestly, the picture doesn't do it justice. In real life, it's just so pretty. I just love, love, love the 5/8" flower trim. This time I used one of the largest shaker frames to attach the flowers. The shaker frames are a perfect circle so you can make a pretty wreath without any effort. You all know that I love quick and simple type cards and projects.  And this one certainly fits the bill.
 
The vine embossing folder from Sale-a-bration is a perfect accent for the flower wreath. I mean, leaves and flowers go together like peanut butter and jelly, right?  And then any one of the little stamps from Teeny Tiny wishes would work to make this card fit any occasion you have coming up.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Accessories: Vine Street Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Shaker Frames, 5/8" Flower Trim, Certainly Celery & Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hangin' Out to Dry

Hello Stamping Friends,

I told you the other day that I couldn't wait for Spring so I thought this card from my punch class this past month was perfect to go along with it. You know it's Spring when you see clothes hangin' out to dry. This was a pretty easy punch card, it required only one punch. Now that is easy, isn't it?

I love using my punches in ways other than the obvious, come to a class to make some unique cards.
 
This card is good for a new baby, baby shower or even to give some friends that are always ready to "hang" with you whenever you them.  Let's think outside the box a little more and you could send it as a thank you that says, "thanks for hangin' with me."  Okay, I'll stop now, I think I'm having a little too much fun with this one.
 
Stamping Supplies Used:
Stamps: None
Ink: Black Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, & brushed Silver Cardstock, & Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips, Linen Thread, Owl Punch
 

25th Anniversary Best of Stamps - March Release

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's a new month during Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary year and that means a new Best of stamp set is released.

 
Item # 133342   Best of Flowers   $14.95
 
This set includes two of my favorite flower stamps of all time.  The great hydrangea (I know several stampers have asked me for a hydrangea stamp in the past, here's you change to get the most popular one we have had in my 12 years with Stampin' Up!) and the daisy from Upsy Daisy. I used both of them quite a bit before they retired. 
 
Did you notice the daisy looking (can you tell I'm not a flower person by any means?) stamp coordiantes with our  1 1/4" circle scallop punch?  I know you all love stamps that have punches to coordinate with them to do all the work for you.  Plus it's a never before seen stamp.
 
Download each of the Best of Flyers:

March - Best of Flowers
February - Best of Love
January  - Best of Birthdays