Monday, February 28, 2011

Sweet Stitches Rub-Ons

If you have never played with the rub-ons, what are you waiting for? I literally opened my pack and made this card in less than 5 minutes! This is a 3x3 card that will be perfect for a gift tag. I used the Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock and some of the SAB buttons. Easy, peasy! This card completes February, only 1 month left of Sale-a-Bration. Don't miss out, let's get your party done now!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bliss in Pizazz!

I found this card on Amy's site at Splitcoast and just had to copy it. Thanks for your creativity. I love everything about this card. How can you resist the Bliss set and remember it is only available until March 31st with any $50 order! You can always order here on my website or with your own special demonstrator. What? No demonstrator, I would love to be yours!
Supplies used: Pear Pizazz, Garden Green and Very Vanilla card stock, Very Vintage designer paper pack,
Garden Green and Rose Red markers and ink. Very Vanilla Seam Binding and the scalloped rectangle sizzlet.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Clean and Simple SAB card

I just love getting things for FREE! It is my favorite thing. I got this stamp set, ribbon and designer paper for FREE with my SAB order and you can too! Just go online here and place a $50 order (before S&H) and start picking your free gifts. This card was inspired by Lynn Starzl and I only made a few changes.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eat Chocolate

Now, if you are any thing like me, you like chocolate! This stamp set is for the chocolate lover in all of us. This was a quick and easy card using Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock. I used the chocolate chip ink, decorative label punch and some retired ribbon. Looks yummy!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Nature Walk card...Again!

Ok, I can't promise but I think this will be my last one for a while. I don't have this set out of my system yet, I just love all the images in it. I hope it will make the Big catalog in July because it will be a go-to set for me for a long time. This card has a lot of layers, something I have to challenge myself to do.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cute Faces Scrapbook Page - MDS

Ok, another very cute digital studio (MDS) template for a 12x12 scrapbook page that Stampin' Up! made and shared with all of us. I love the way this uses all those little cropped photo faces! If you want more details about how to make this, email me and I will send you the full directions.
Cute Faces

Digtal Stamps
  • Greatest Moments
  • Hoppy Memories
  • Schoolbook Serif Alphabet
Digital Paper
  • Pink Passion
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Old Olive large polka-dot digital paper
  • Hoppy Memories Designer Kit
  • Sunny Day Designer Kit
Digital Accessories & Tools
  • Old Olive round button
  • Scallop Edge punch
  • 1.25 Square punch

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bliss in Suede

I cased this card from bon2stamp and I changed the background slightly to make it look a little more like the stamped image. This was a quick and easy card which as you know is just my style!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I Love You Pouch

I {Heart} Hearts Set
I {Love} Love Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel Paper
Pumpkin Pie
Rose Red
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Very Vanilla Textured Card Stock
Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper
Pumpkin Pie
Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools
Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Antique Brads
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mat Pack
Paper-Piercing Tool
Big Shot
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
Circle #2 Originals Die

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blissed again!

I hope you aren't tired of this set yet because it may show up again soon. For this card I used the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. I first put the Newsprint DSP on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock then I embossed. I then took a sponge and colored the embossing lightly. I put all of that piece on top of a real red, added the sparkly fire brads. The bird is from the Nature Walk set. I water-colored it using my markers and the blender pen. I stamped Bliss over the DSP and punched and put it all together.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Bliss SAB card

FREE is always better...especially when it is with stamp sets and fun stamping accessories. I especially love the Bliss set. I am going to be sad to see it go! Have no fear, it still available until March 31st. Here is a card I made using Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla and the wonderful Newsprint DSP. Note the beautiful vintage brad. This card was amazingly quick to make. I would love to show you and your friends how to make this card at a party. Drop me a line and we will schedule your own SAB party soon! You can see the Sale-a-Bration mini catalog by clicking here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Hearts are never out of Style

Again I am featuring the great glittery red card stock. I used the full heart punch and was able to put together a quick and simple card. Don't you just love the new Framed Tulips embossing folder. It adds a certain richness to the card.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Inlaid Embossing Card

This sounds a bit simple but this technique is called Inlaid Embossing. What? Well, it is simple. I just punched out all these cute little hearts and glued them to the Basic Black card stock. Then I embossed them using the Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder. It makes it look so rich! The sentiment is from the Word Play set. BTW, I saw this card on Gretchen Barrons' blog and loved it so much that I CASED it exactly! Thanks Gretchen!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Simply Sent Medallion Medley

It is easy to overlook these little sets but they are great for beginner stampers or really any stamper. I just pulled my kit open and threw this card together in less than 5 minutes. It comes with everything you need except stamps. I used the sentiment from the hostess set, Because I Care and layered the sticker with the Soft Suede card stock that I cut the layer the sticker.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hand Made Medallion

I saw tutorial on how to make this medallion so I looked through my designer papers and found this one with red hearts on it. It was easy to do: I cut my 12" strip 1 1/2" wide. Score every 1/4". Then fold and attach the 2 ends together. I stuck it all together with glue dots and the 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circles on both sides. A simple Valentine!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine for my Valentine

My husband and I are avid scuba divers and as such we LOVE to travel all around the world to see new oceans and creatures. So, I made this card just for him. This idea came from a fellow stamper,  you can see her card by clicking the link above.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

I am playing with the challenge again and this time it is a color palette to follow. I decided to case myself on a card. I wanted to keep the format simple, yet striking. I think this fits the bill. The colors to use can be seen here and you can see their blog by clicking here. Now, here is my card for the challenge.
P.S. I made the funky corners using my scalloped border punch!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Digital Studio Card

I got My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up! for Mother's Day last year but did not get much time to play with it until recently. I designed my header for this blog using it and I just found this great card that was made using it. Hopefully I will be able to feature more products with it soon. As you may know, there is a great download CD available during Sale-a-Bration that is compatible with MDS as well as other digital scrap booking software.
Kindness 6X6 card

  • Big Bold Birthday digital set
  • Heard from the Heart digital set
  • Schoolbook Serif Numbers digital set
  • Upsy Daisy
  • Summer Home - flowers Designer Kit
Digital Card stock & Paper
  • Kraft
  • Old Olive
Digital Accessories & Tools
  • Round buttons
  • 1.25 Square punch

Friday, February 11, 2011

Amour Card

Stamps Artistic Etchings Set Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Newsprint Designer Series Paper
InkCrumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Silver Brads
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mostly Vintage Décor Stencils
Sponge Daubers

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Defined Card

This card was directly inspired by another demo but the question is who?? I can never seem to remember to tag these when I see and make them! If this is your card, please drop me a note and I will reference you and send them to your blog. The card is Pink Pirouette with hearts the same to look like "faux" embossing. I used a strip of DSP from Play Date and the red glittery paper to make it sparkle. Very fun. Again, this is a project one of my clubs did this month. In a couple of days I will show you this same format but in more masculine colors!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Ok, I made this little 3x3 card using the rub ons Stampin' UP! sent FREE to me just for being a demonstrator. They just randomly give us little gifts all year long. What a great company! And, it's not like I am a BIG seller. I am my own best customer!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Tag

Stamps Filled With Love Set
Greeting Card Kids Set PaperBlushing Bride Card Stock
Rose Red Card Stock
In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper
Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Paper
InkBasic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker
Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools
Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter
Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon
Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
Blender Pens
Corrugated cardboard
Acrylic paint

Monday, February 7, 2011

CCMC-OM2 Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

Ok, I am playing with another challenge with Create with Connie and Mary. They have some fabulous tutorials for members but anyone can play the challenges! The fun thing for me with challenges like this is the layout is there you just need to substitute your color preferences and stamps. This card fits the 3 5/8 x 6 1/2" envelope (the drug store kind). Here is my interpretation, but be sure to click here to see the original.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Greeting Card Kids Valentine

This is an especially sweet set, especially if you like to color. I used my markers and blender pen to color this little girl. I saw this sketch on a challenge weeks ago and am just now getting around to doing it. I used Certainly Celery and Bashful Bride for the colors accented with Chocolate Chip.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Stamp-a-Stack

Just posting my Sale-a-Bration Stamp-a-Stack happening this Monday at 7 PM at my home. We will be making 4 great cards and a pouch to put them in for only $20. This class will include everything needed to walk away with cards, pouch and envelopes. As a bonus, if you order a $50 amount you will get a FREE stamp set or exclusive stamp accessory as well as $5 off the above mentioned class fee. I hope to see you on Monday.


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge-Party Favors

The challenge for this week was to make a party favor. Here is one that I made using the very small cello bags. I stacked my m&m's candies and embellished the topper with the 2 tags die, a scalloped white circle and the great new sparkly red glitter paper. It was quick and easy and that is exactly what party favors need to be if you are going to make them.

I hope you will keep coming back for more ideas and inspiration!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine Suckers

This is one of the projects that my $25 Club ladies made this month. It is a heart covered sucker/candy holder. I think it was designed to hold candy chocolate hearts but I couldn't find the ones I had bought and since it was pouring down rain, I improvised. I think they turned out rather cute! You gotta love that glittery paper!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For You 3x3 card

I also had the supplies to make this one...almost. Oh well, I did my best to copy theirs and I actually like mine better!!! I used the Clearly for You set for this one.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artistic Etchings

I am playing around with some of my most loved stamp sets and my eye fell on this one. I don't know why (maybe because I have never been there) but Paris and romance seem to go hand-in-hand. With Valentines on everyone's mind, I decided to do a romantic looking card that could be used for my DH. I hope you like it.