Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Awash Stampin Up Sneak Peek

Shhh! Don't tell! I'm giving you a sneak peek on a stamp set that will be in the 2010-11 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog! It's called Awash with Flowers.

This beautiful Two-Step Stampin' set comes with 18 stamps total in clear or wood mounted. Wanna know the best part? It's not really a secret because you will be able to buy it early from April 1st - 30th only. Check out the flyer by clicking HERE and also see some other pretty stamp sets that are on sale during this time too!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Wishes

Easter is right around the corner! Don't these cute little chicks look festive or are you too distracted by the foiled covered milk chocolate eggs? Mmmm! My photography skills are lacking, so I thought the little props might enhance my photo.

I love to emboss! The very first card making class I ever took was an embossing class. They utilized the old brass embossing templates and a stylus with a light table. I was so thrilled with the technique and what I created, I bought everything I needed to emboss and went to town with it! I still have my old collection of brass templates. Stampin' Up! still sells some of these on page 188 in the IB&C. I am totally spoiled now with my Big Shot and embossing folders which make things much easier and quicker!

My new favorite embossing product is Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates. The one I used for the chicks white background on this Easter card is called Perfect Details. The Texturz Plates come double-sided and measure 8" x 5-7/8". You simply run them through your Big Shot using the Multipurpose Platform, Impressions Pad, and Silicone Rubber. Stampin Up sells three different packages of these.

I'm off to buy my Easter ham and maybe some more foiled eggs. The ones in the picture . . . gone!

Enjoy your Sunday and happy stamping!

Recipe for Easter Wishes Card (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: A Good Egg (#114974), All Holidays (#114916)
Ink: Basic Gray, Watercolor Pencils (#101879), Blender Pens (#102845)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst
Designer Series Paper: Tea Party (#113992)
Tools: Perfect Details Texturz Plates (#115962), white uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm not a bit Irish, but who says you have to be Irish to celebrate? I'm having a little dinner party tonight and serving up some reubens. The card and favor pictured above will be at each place setting.

Aren't the little milk carton's adorable? I filled it with Hershey Milk Chocolate Spring Flowers. As soon as I saw the Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini, it was the first thing on my list. You can assemble the milk carton to have a spout open up to pour out your contents. My project is completely enclosed since my contents fill the width of the container. I've also seen these cartons made into super cute bird houses! I'm going to give that a whirl soon.

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day and happy stamping!


Recipe (All Supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Leaf Lines (#114393)
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Cottage Wall (#115671)
Card Stock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Library Clips (#112581), 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon (#109027), mini staples
Tools: Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die (#117310)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Masculine Birthday

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know I struggle with masculine cards. My brother-in-law had a birthday this week so I stretched really hard and came up with this card. I used some older paper & supplies so there will not be a product list at the end of the post. I'm trying to use up my older stuff to make room for new!

I will share with you the products I used on the inside of the card because those were current Stampin' Up! stamps. I used Whimsical Words (from the Sale-A-Bration catalog) and Teeny Tiny Wishes. The Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so don't wait too long to place your order.

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I was very excited to use the new Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die, Beautiful Wings. This die was on backorder for awhile because it was so popular! I only used one little butterfly, the pink one, on this card. I'll be sharing more creations with you in the near future with other butterflies from this collection. This die includes four butterflies of various sizes and embossed designs.

The Beautiful Wings die coordinates perfectly with the Stampin' Up! set Flight of the Butterfly. All the stamped images on this card are from this set. It's a pretty stamp set to make fun & cheerful cards during the Spring & Summer season.

The past few days have been filled with sunshine here in PA. What a great mood lifter! Brandon has been playing outside every day and loving it. Pretty soon we'll be teaching him how to ride a two wheeler. Watch out!

I hope you are having a great week filled with lots of sunshine! Have fun & happy stamping!!!!


Recipe for card (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly (#111564)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, VersaMark
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea (#117161)
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: White satin ribbon
Tools: Big Shot (#113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die (#118138)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hello Spring!

Spring is coming! We are supposed to hit 40-45 degrees today - heat wave. Hee hee.

I made this little card to send to someone who needed a little pick-me-up. Life can be rough sometimes and I just wanted her to know I care and wish her the best!

You can check out the inside of the card pictured to your right. Stampin' Up! always has a perfect saying for every occasion.

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!


Recipe for Hello Card (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: With All My Heart (#118623), Whimsical Words (#119119), Sweetheart (#120780), Fundamental Phrases (#114968)
Ink: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Craft Whisper White
Card Stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Old Olive
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Pea (#117161)
Tools: Round Tab Punch (#108340)
Accessories: Button Latte, Playground, Hemp Twine

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Too Kind

Don't pack up that Stampin' Up! Sending Love Specialty paper now that Valentines Day is over! This paper can be used year round. I've been using it not only on cards, but scrapbook pages and altered gifts. This collection of papers is available for purchase through April 30th from the Occasions Mini Catalog. To view this catalog, just click on the cover on my right sidebar.

Enjoy your day & happy stamping!


Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Whimsical Words (#119119)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Specialty Designer Series Paper: Sending Love (#117153)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon (#117291), Soft Subtles Brads (#106954)
Punches: Wide Oval, 1 1/4 circle, 1 3/8 circle, Boho Blossoms