Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stampin Up Clearance Sale

There is a new section in my online store!
It’s called the “Clearance Rack”.
Save up to 80% off Stampin Up retired and
discontinued products.

Order today while supplies last!

Click HERE to shop now!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homemade Halloween Decoration

Create an easy tabletop Halloween decoration using some of your favorite Stampin' Up! Halloween Designer Series Paper and coordinating card stock.

I started with an inexpensive 5x5 black frame purchased from a local craft store. I had some leftover SU! Cast-A-Spell DSP from making another project, so I used those leftovers to punch out the squares. I layered them on coordinating card stock punched out with the Scallop Square Punch. Once my focal piece was created, I simply created 5 layers alternating black with colored card stock. What do you think?

I have this framed paper artwork on my end table next to a halloween decorated tree. It matches it perfectly! What's fun about making your own decorations is that they are one of a kind. People will ask where you bought it and you can proudly say you created it!

If you have any questions on how to make this decoration, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I'd love to help you!


Recipe (all supplies from SU! unless noted otherwise):
Designer Series Paper: Cast-A-Spell (#115677)
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Tools: Scallop Square Punch (#112081), 1 3/8 Square Punch (#103375),
Black 5x5 frame from local craft store

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Guest Stamper from the UK!

Today I have a guest stamper to introduce to you! Her name is Carol Morgan and she is from the UK. She created the most adorable Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle Punch. Carol & I became virtual friends through my blog and Facebook page. Check out her blog at called Aunty Carol's Publications. It's great to see people from all over the world taking part in the same hobby with their own style and creativity. Thank you Carol for letting me share your work with everyone!

Here is Carol's recipe & directions for creating this card:
Christmas Tree - SU scallop circle punch, white ink, green and red card stock (Core'dinations core color Scarlet and fern)
Gold peel off sentiment

On the tree I used gold 'bits' left from other other peel offs. Sponge the edge of the scallop circle with white ink. When dry cut into heart shapes. Lay 3 for the bottom of the tree with the center one on top of the others. Then layer up with 2 hearts with their edges touching, add the top one as shown on tree. Decorate and add a brad or gem for the top of the tree.

I'll be back with an easy to make Halloween decoration for your home!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint

I'm back! Sorry for the break in blog posts. I had my Stampin' Up! Open House this week which was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who attended.

I wanted to tell you about a new Stampin' Up! product that is available in the holiday mini. It's called Shimmer Paint. Shimmer Paint makes any paper look shimmery. It can also be used on fabric, Rub-Ons, and wood. Apply it to a stamp with a dauber to create frosted, stamped images. There are 3 colors to choose from - Champagne Mist, Frost White, and Platinum.

I applied Frost White Shimmer Paint on a sponge, and lightly dusted over the Petals-A-Plenty embossed section of the card. So easy! I also brushed the sponge along the edges of the Kraft colored card stock to add a little shimmer there as well. I hope you can see the shimmer in the photo. It's tough to photograph.

The full supply list for this creation can be found at the end of the post. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail or post your question to the comments section at the bottom of the post.

Coming up . . . guest stamper and a Halloween decoration you can make for your home!

Thanks for stopping by!


Recipe (all supplies from Stampin Up):
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations (#116517), Snow Swirled (#111690)
Ink: Real Red
Card Stock: Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Elastic Gold Cord (#109867), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (#109034), Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854)
Tools: Ornament Punch (#116794)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Non-Traditional Christmas

Who says you need to use red & green for your Christmas cards? Not me! How do you like this combination? I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Bashful Blue. I CASED this layout from a card I saw in a recent Stampin' Up! Success magazine (demonstrators only magazine). I loved the colors and design! The recipe will be listed at the end of the post.

This color combination would be great for an autumn card too. Speaking of autumn, it's a beautiful fall day here! I'm having a Stampin' Up! Open House this week so I've been busy preparing for that today. It's going to be so much fun!!!

My little guy started pre-school last week. Here is a picture of him ready to go on the first day. He's loving it! It's so neat to see him learning new things everyday. What a blessing!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up):
Stamps: Circle Circus (#115778), Four the Holidays (#116921)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Tools: 3/4 Circle Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

KISS Challenge

Are you wondering what a KISS challenge is? KISS stands for Keep It Simple, Sweetie! It's the new challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts blog! I like simple!

My KISS creation today is for Christmas. To keep it simple, I used only two Stampin' Up colors - Whisper White and Real Red. I created an embossed background using the new Stampin' Up! Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder which can be found on page 21 in the new holiday mini catalog. This folder deeply embosses the perfect background setting for any of your holiday creations.

The stamp is from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Best collection which is a hostess level 1 set. I love this set of stamps because it includes beautiful greetings for Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.

Are you starting your holiday card making yet? It's never too early to get a head start. Have fun with it and enjoy the new products SU! is offering for the holidays. The Delightful Decorations stamp set and Ornament punch have been a HUGE seller. You'll see me create more with this set in the coming weeks. I did post one card with this set which you can view HERE.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting my blog!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Organize with Ribbon Keepers

I'm back! Sorry for the delay between blog posts. My husband & I spent the weekend in Toronto and saw the Broadway Play Jersey Boys. It was awesome!!! We also stopped at Niagara Falls and took the helicopter ride over the Falls. That was neat! It was my first helicopter ride. Between getting ready for the trip and getting back late yesterday, I had no brain power to create so I worked on organizing my craft room.

I recently invested in the Stampin' Up! Ribbon Keepers. I was very skeptical when I first saw these years ago. I thought they would be cheap and flimsy. I was so wrong! I love them and bought one of every size. Isn't this one cute with all the Stampin' Up! 1-1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon collection? Way too cute if you ask me!
I will post pictures of my craft room once it's all in order. It was recently painted and I'm re-arranging everything. It's coming along, but not ready yet. Stay tuned!!!

I'll be back with a card creation. Be sure to stop back soon!


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grateful for Fall

Fall has arrived! I don't know if it's official yet, but after Labor Day weekend I call it fall. I'm a little anxious because it's my favorite season! I had a wonderful long weekend with family. We went to an amusement park, had a picnic, built a campfire, went to an outdoor concert, and saw fireworks. I think I was a little too busy because I came down with a horrible cold the other day! I went to the doctor today and got a prescription, so hopefully I'll be better by the weekend.

Among all my travels this past weekend, I was amazed at how many trees have leaves that are already changing colors! It inspired me to use the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, Autumn Traditions. What perfect paper for fall themed cards or scrapbook pages. I stamped the leaves at the top of the card using the Falling Leaves stamp set, and then cut them out Paper Snips which are great for cutting into the tiniest of areas. Paper Snips are a must have!

The recipe for this creation can be found at the bottom of the post. You'll notice I used some ribbon from my Ribbon Originals share! This set, Orchard, coordinates with the Autumn Traditions paper. That's what I love about SU! They make it easy to create with everything that coordinates!

Please leave me a comment and let me know if you are a fall season lover or not? If you have a favorite fall themed stamp set, I'd love to know that too! I love Falling Leaves and Season of Friendship.

If you need further directions on how to create the card pictured today, please drop me an e-mail HERE and I'll be glad to help you.

Enjoy and have a wonderful day!


Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Falling Leaves (#115368)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke
Designer Series Paper: Autumn Traditions (#115668)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ribbon Originals Orchard (#116232)
Tools: Top Note Bigz Die (#113463)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Tiffany's Cardtique is taking a little break and
spending time with her family enjoying
the last weekend of summer.

She'll be back on Tuesday with a new,
fun Stampin Up creation!

Enjoy and be safe!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

PPA Featured Artist

Guess who is the Pals Paper Arts feautured artist today? ME!!! It's so much fun to play at PPA! The color challenge (PPA6) was tough! The colors are Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue, Crushed Curry, and Ruby Red. Interesting, isn't it? I hope they liked what I came up with.

If you look closely you'll notice two areas of interest:

1) Very little stamping! I only used one tiny stamp from the Stampin' Up! Always set to fill in my Boho Blossoms.

2) Faux stitching! I didn't feel like pulling out my sewing machine so I used the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen to draw in my stitches.

Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Always (#113620)
Ink: Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry,
Brocade Blue, Ruby Red
Designer Series Paper: Bella Bleu (#113974)
Accessories: Sherbert Buttons (#116312),
Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021),
Boho Blossoms Punch (#110711), Ticket Corner Punch (#107214),
5-Petal Flower Punch (#109041)

If you would like additional details on how this card was put together, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. I would be more than happy to share!

One more day until the long weekend! We are having house guests so I hope to sneak in some stamping time if I can.

Have a wonderful day and stop back soon!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Holiday Mini Catalog Now Available!

Click here to view the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog

Still need a copy of your own?
E-mail me HERE and I'll send one to you right away!

Guess who is the featured artist tomorrow over at the Pals Paper Arts Blog? One guess?!

Stay tuned . . . I'll share it with you tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hello Baby

When I was putting my basket of cards together this past week for the charity event, I found that my stash fell short of baby cards. Great excuse to make some! Since my little one was born, I haven't really bought any baby stamp sets. Although they are nice to have on hand, you can simply use any stamp set you have for a baby card and make it look soft and baby-like by the colors, embellishments, and design.
I used Stampin' Up! Circle Circus for today's creation. From the looks of this stamp set, it doesn't say "baby" to me at all. I stamped it in Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue and whola . . . baby! I also didn't add a lot of color and added some pearls to make it soft looking. The majority of the card is Whisper White. I think that helped with the look of it too.

Here is the recipe (all supplies from Stampin Up):
Stamps: Circle Circus (#115778)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, White Craft Ink
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Pretties Kit (#109114), Whisper White Organza Ribbon (#114319)
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Speaking of babies, my little guy & I go meet the preschool teacher this morning! Time sure does fly. He is not a baby any more! He starts preschool officially next week. Boo hoo! I hope I can keep it together on his first day. I may have a tougher time than he does. Hee hee!

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!