Monday, January 30, 2012

Love Wreath

Hey friends! Look what I whipped up today! Seriously, it was easy with Stampin' Up's new Hearts Collection Framelits Die. Unfortunately, as with all sparkly projects, it's hard to see the bling in the pictures. Come on in for a closer look!
This Pretty in Pink heart was stamped in VersaMark using the Hello Doily Background Stamp. It was then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.
This Pretty in Pink heart was dry embossed with the Petals Aplenty Embsossing Folder, and sponged with Melon Mambo Classic Ink.
And finally, this heart was cut from the Flirtatious Specialty DSP.

I have it hanging in my front hall on another mirror and it is very pretty! I'd love to show you what it looks like in it's "home", but the photography angle would be so wonky, you'll just have to use your imaginations! :o) Have a great day, everyone!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Workshop

Hello Friends! I've been busy all week prepping for today's Sale-A-Bration Workshop, and I'm GIVING AWAY The benefits!!! We will be making these 2 FREE cards using products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. For every $60 you order, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! For every $60 order, you get a ballot to WIN the qualifying workshops hostess benefits! For every "new to me" friend you bring, you get another ballot! For every workshop you book, you get another ballot! It's not "too good to be true", it's just WAAAAY TOO GOOD! Contact me asap if you want to join us this aft, or you want to hold your own workshops to reap the rewards of Sale-A-Bration. Have a great weekend friends!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stampin' Up! Not Just for Girls! :o)

Please turn away now if you have a sensitive stomach, and/or don't appreciate a little "dark" humor. :o)

The other day I went down to my studio for a little creative time. Well, it seems like Big C beat me to it. This is the "crime scene" I found on my desk! I laughed so hard I cried, and all I could think was "I never thought I'd see my SU! products used like this!" LOL!

The little "crime scene cards" are made from scraps of So Saffron CS, the "blood" is my Real Red Stampin' Write, and the fiber from evidence piece #4 is a bit of Linen Thread. Hope you are all having a giggling good day! :o)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Playing around after Friday Nights Valentine's Day Class

Oh my goodness we had such a fabby time at class Friday night! We actually finished a bit early, and talk moved onto the paper heart chains and wreaths that are popping up on the internet. Well, we couldn't resist playing a little longer, and out came the Flirtatious Specialty DSP, the Paper Trimmer, the Lace Ribbons Border Punch, the Scallop Trim Border Punch and the stapler. We went to work and look what we all made! I have to apologize about the wonky photo above. My hallway isn't wide enough to get a head on shot, so I hope you can see the heart shaped wreath and garland well enough. :o)

Sigh....LOVE the delicate look with the Lace Ribbons Border Punch, don't you?

The Scallop Trim Border Punch was used on Melon Mambo and Pretty In Pink 11x1" strips, so these hearts are a bit smaller than the ones made with the DSP. They are very pretty!

The Flirtatious Specialty DSP was the PERFECT paper for this project, frilly, and girly and delicate! I was glad I had so much on hand!

Want to join us at my next class? Check the side bar for my class schedule, and contact me ASAP to save your seat!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tonight's Valentines Class

Morning everyone! Here are the cards we are making at tonight's class. If you've missed out on this class and want to join the next class, check out my sidebar for links. I've got the Tangerine Tango Cards all prepped and a teaser photo should be appearing on my blog in early Feb. In the meantime, come on over to play at the Sale-A-Bration Workshop on Sat. Jan. 28 from 1-3pm. RSVP today so I can prep enough products for everyone!

And since I can't resist showing the Valentine's Day Frame again, here it is....we are also making this tonight! I love, LOVE, L O V E it!!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hello friends! Here's a sweet Valentine's Day card (or really, could be an "Any Day" card!) I love how the En Francais Background Stamp brings a splash of elegance to anything it touches! I'm also still (always, and forever....) in love with Reds, Pinks, Browns, and combo I'll never tire of!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Very Vanilla CS and 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Early Espresso CS and Classic Ink, Poppy Parade DSP (last years 6x6 hostess pk) and Classic Ink, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large, En Francais Background Stamp, Full Heart Extra-Large Punch. XO from non-SU! set.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Definitely NOT a class card! :o)

Hey friends! I've mentioned on occasion the Stampin' Success magazine that Stampin' Up! Demo's get each month. They are chock full of great ideas and samples, and I always look forward to getting them. This card has been created from a photo of a 12x12 scrapbook page in the most recent mag. I love that you can take elements of designs, colors, ideas and layout, and change it up a bit to suit your needs. When I first started playing with this card, I had planned on using it in my Valentine's Day Class. After 2 days of (on and off) work at it, I finally conceded it was too intensive for a card class! :o) Hope you all like it as much as I do!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Baja Breeze Classic Ink, and CS, Very Vanilla CS, Pear Pizzazz CS and Classic Ink, Island Indigo Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Soft Suede, Classic Ink, Basic Grey Classic Ink, Blushing Bride Classic Ink, School Book Serif Alphabet, Take it to Heart, Aqua Painter, Color Spritzer Tool, Newsprint DSP (retired), 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Bits Shapes Punch Pack, Heart to Heart Punch, Full Heart Extra-Large Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Mini Brad, Button and large Brad are retired.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Christmas Gifts, Gingerbread Play Doh, Candy Cane Play Doh

Hello Friends! L'il C and I "whipped up" 8 batches of Play Doh for all of the "Little's" in our life. I jest when I say "whipped up" btw...have you ever made Play Doh? While it's TOTALLY satisfying, and the best Play Doh EVAH, it takes quite a bit of arm muscle to do it. Anywho...we thought gingerbread and candy cane would be great for gifts. The gingerbread recipe comes from HERE if you want it (It was truly a heavenly scent, even I snuck it out on occasion to play with it when the kidlets were in bed!), and we used the same recipe but took out the spices, and added 3/4 capful of peppermint extract and 8 drops of red food coloring to make the candy cane version. They were a hit with all the wee one's! (and me :o)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Christmas Gifts, Peppermint Foot Scrub, Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Good morning everyone! I'm on a roll sharing my hand made Christmas Gifts with you. Hope you are enjoying them as much as the recipients did. The recipes for these items are from The Idea Room. Be sure to explore around Amy's site for a bit, tons'o'great ideas to be found! The tags were super simple to make, color the stamp with your Stampin' Writes, stamp and punch out. Couldn't ask for a more simple, more effective tag (IMHO :o)

Ingredients: (SU! Unless otherwise mentioned)
Whisper White CS, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write, Always Artichoke Stampin' Write, Peaceful Season Stamp Set, Punch and ribbon from my crafty stash.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Christmas Presents, Monogram Cards (version 2)

Hi all! So I took the cards from the last post and modified them for a different look. Since Pantone has named Tangerine Tango the "IT" color of 2012 (Click HERE to read the article!), of course I had to create with this color! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Tangerine Tango CS, Classic Ink, Polka Dot Background Stamp, School Book Serif Alphabet Stamp Set, 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Christmas Presents, Monogram Cards (version 1)

I made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts, and packaged them up into gift boxes of 8 cards with envies. Everyone got their own initials. They seemed to be a hit! you probably recognize them from THIS POST, so be sure to come on back in 2 days and see how they evolved again!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Craft Ink and Embossing Powder, Basic Black CS, Tempting Turquoise CS and Classic Ink, Woodgrain Stamp Set, Lovely Letters Alphabet, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Friday, January 6, 2012


Hi everyone! This was truly the easiest and fastest card I have ever made. And my kiddies are truly fa-reaking out over how much they love it! Goes to show you, doesn't it?!? Whenever I put a ton of work/thought/creativity into a card, I feel like I'm pulling compliments from them, but this one was just laying on the computer desk, and they both grabbed it (at separate times) and went on and on about how much they loved it! LOL! Now, I must admit I do think it's pretty cute, but not a lot of energy was put into it! ;o) Hope you are all having a sweet of a day!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Crumb Cake CS and Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip CS and Classic Ink, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large, Itty Bitty Bits Punch Pack, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Sponge, Sweet Little Sentiments Stamp Set (retired)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

November 2011 Artful Inkers Swaps Part 3

Hey everyone! Here are the last 3 cards my team mates created for our November 2011 Artful*Inkers team swap. The theme that month was Kids Birthday cards. Hope you enjoy them!

Created by Dusty The interesting thing about this hybrid card, is that everything was created on MDS (including the DSP for the candles), was printed, cut and assembled to make this neat hybrid card!

Created by Ruth

Created by Diane Check out the detail below. Love that she's used the Peekaboo Frames Die for a birthday card surprise!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Valentine's Day Class, Fri. Jan. 20, 7:30-9:30

Hi friends! Here's a little tease of the cards we will be making at our Valentine's Day Class this year. We will be making 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), including envies, and this beauty below! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!

One of my fave perks of being a Stampin' Up! demo is the monthly demo only Stampin' Success mags we get. This frame is modeled pretty closely on one featured in the mag, and I have to say it again, I truly love it! If you want to join us making all of these great projects, contact me today to save your seat for the class!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

November 2011 Artful Inkers Swaps Part 2

Hi everyone. Here are a few of my team mates cards swapped at our November 2011 team meeting. The theme that month was Kids Birthday Cards. Aren't they all super sweet???

Created by Kirsha

Created by Samantha

Created by Donna

Come on back Thursday to see 3 more cute Kids Birthday cards!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years Everyone!

I hope you all had a great New Years Eve, and are headed into a fantastic 2012! This card was made for my Artful*Inkers Team Swap in November. The theme was "Kids Birthday Cards", I thought this made a very pretty "Baby's 1st Birthday" card. (but really, is appropriate for any age...) So for today, we'll send it off to Baby New Year! ;o) Come back Tuesday and Thursday to see the creations the rest of my team made.

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Tempting Turquoise CS and Classic Ink, Daffodil Delight CS, Whisper White Craft Ink, Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink, Melon Mambo Classic Ink, Flirtatious Specialty DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Blossom Petals Punch, Build a Blossom, Tiny Tags, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch.