31 May 2012

Today is the last and final chance


Hi Stamping and Crafting Friends.  Just a quick friendly reminder - today is the last day to purchase retiring items from the 2011-2012 Idea and Catalog Book and 2011-2012 Celebrando Creatividad.  You can shop here until 11:59MT.

I do hope you're having a great week.  I am getting together with teammates on Sunday and hope to get some extra time to photograph a bajillion projects I have ready to share with you.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

25 May 2012

New Ink Pads

Sorry for the quick absence.  I am getting caught up and have so many new wonderful things to share with you.  I also need to clean my house and get a nap and help friends move and see The Rolling Thunder.  (It's a great three-day weekend I have planned).

In the new catalog, all the ink pads have been redesigned.  Here's a quick video to fill you in.

Have a great weekend!
I'll be back with some craftiness.

21 May 2012

Island Friends

Wouldn't you say this is a great layout for Cinco de Mayo pictures?

I actually sent some pictures to be printed for this page!  I've been using up some scraps and left overs.  I'll be back with a new card; I hope you like banners (wink)!


18 May 2012

Raining Flowers

We.  Finally.  Made.  It.  To.  Friday!  Whew.  At least I've been working on my tan this week.  Here's a quick little card - how nifty is the framelit?  And see it's for my momma; just a little late on posting it!  What's sweet about this set is the quickness that you can snip out flowers.  

I'm off to visit with some teammates Saturday morning!  I have to finish up some swaps and contest cards this evening!  Yikes.  Busy, busy.  Have a great weekend!  
Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Raining Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi
CS: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Big Shot, lattice embossing folder, framelits, dimensionals

16 May 2012

Do you wanna see new PRODUCT?

Happy Wednesday!  I'll keep this short today, but I thought you might want to see something else NEW - I sneak peek'ed a stamp set here.  Priority customers will begin receiving their catalogs next week (shipping begins tomorrow!).  If you don't have a current Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, contact me to get your copy of the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog!  This was a card designed by a new friend at the Cecil shoebox swap!  Georgia sat at our table and was so fun!
There's new colors, DSP and stamps in this card.  The dark blue is Midnight Muse.  The yellow-ish color in the front panel is Summer Starfruit.  These are 2 of the 5 2012-2014 In-colors.  The other stamped colors are Pool Party and Cajun Craze.  The bird and trio flowers are included in the new stamp set - Betsy's Blossoms.  Here's the inside.  The DSP is also new - Comfort Cafe.

I'll share the fancy fold details later this month!
Have a great WEDNESDAY!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Besty's Blossoms
Ink: Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
DSP:  Comfort Cafe
CS: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Accessories: scallop oval punch, rhinestones, modern label punch, boho blossoms punch, scallop edge border punch

15 May 2012

A Shoebox Swap

A couple weeks ago, I traveled to Cecil County, MD to participate in a shoebox swap.  A shoebox swap is where the participant (me) designs a card, brings instructions, ink, tools, and cardstock precut for others to recreate my card.  As you can imagine there's a lot to carry - so you put it all in a shoebox.  Then at the swap, we pass around the shoeboxes and make one of each card.  This particular group was very positive, fun and inspiring!  I can't wait to see if they'll invite me next time.  We had a lovely Cinco de Mayo lunch!

Here is my swap card.  The color inspiration was here.

How did I do?  Don't you love the color combo?
I hope to see you tomorrow!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Pennant Parade, Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP:  First Edition
Ink: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pool Party
CS: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies embosslit, rhinestones, sponge, pool party bakers twine, modern label punch, 2-3/8" scallop cirecle punch, circles big shot die, perfect pennant punch

14 May 2012

Farewell Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

This triple layer punch retires 5/31 and is ON SALE! When this punch came out there was a similar scrapbook page in the catalog.

Have a great week!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
CS: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede
DSP:  Various left overs and scraps!
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Big Shot, Embossing Folders

11 May 2012

A Halloween Friday

Happy Friday!  Here's a blast from the past :) But this Wicked Fun DSP and the bat punch is onsale in the CLEARANCE RACK.  Bring on the Bats is the coordinating wheel that retires 5/31.  It's also on sale :)

This DSP is AMAZING and really made this layout EASY.  The bats above are raised off the sheet.  

 Some closeups for you....
There's a bit of sparkle to the bat.  
 SPOOKY is embossed.  

Have a great Friday!
Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Wicked Cool
DSP:  Wiched Fun
Ink: Versa Mark, Basic Black
CS: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Lattice Die, wide oval punch, bat punch, scallop square big shot die, sponges, dimensionals

10 May 2012

Farewell Notably Ornate, Heart-to-Heart punch

This was a fun little set - that I was guilty of under utilizing :)  Does that happen to you?  I really liked creating this tag and card.  In fact, I used this for a swap!  It was cute....but after the 30th one...I was a bit tired of ALL. THE. PIECES.

Wedding season is approaching - I'd suggest stocking up on some wedding cards for this summer!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Four Frames, Notably Ornate RETIRING 5/31!), Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, StazOn
CS: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
Accessories: crimper tool, linen thread, circle punch, hole punch, big shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, two tags bigz die, jewerly tag punch, heart-to-heart punch (RETIRING 5/31!), designer label punch

Thanks for popping in today,

09 May 2012

A simple farewell to Poppy Parade

Another farewell color today - Poppy Parade.  I really really really am sorry to give this color up.  I'll be back with some more color combos for poppy - one that was inspired by an awesome gift bag.

Ok, back to today's project.  Sometimes you just see a stunning card that's simple and lovely.  Here is the original inspiration and I am smitten with this card.  In fact, I had to borrow this stamp set to make my card!

I usually don't do "simple" but I think this works.  It makes me calm and happy.  These flowers are fun and easy to cut out!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Raining Flowers
DSP:  First Edition
Ink: Poppy Parade
CS: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch

I hope you have a creative day today!

08 May 2012

Farewell Poppy!

I hope you've stocked up on Poppy Parade!  I looooooove that color.  Here's a quick simple card that you could easily recreate!   (sorry you see my neighborhood in the background).  

To make the texture stand-out a little more - I gently rub a sponge with crumb cake ink over the raised surface.  It gives it a little pop - don't ya think?

This was an awesome card: http://stampandscrapwithmaureen.blogspot.com/2011/03/some-eye-candy.html and I had to case it!

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Four Frames, Fabulous Phrases
DSP:  In color patterns stack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand
CS: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies embosslits, linen thread, designer label punch, double ribbon border punch, modern label punch, small oval punch, rhinestone, dimensionals, elegant lines embossing folder

07 May 2012

Farewell Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade

I had a great weekend....here's a little something designed by Maria Pane.  She's a fellow demonstrator and participated in our shoebox swap.  There are TWO retiring colors: poppy parade and blushing bride.  It was nifty - we stamped in poppy on whisper white card stock and then took an aqua painter and smeared the ink enough that it got this pink hue - almost like blushing bride.  It was awesome!  

Notice anything else about this card?  Can anyone name that stamp set?  
I'll be back tomorrow!  Have a great Monday! 

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: ??
Ink: Poppy Parade, Staz On
CS: Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
Accessories: poppy parade stitched poly ribbon, dimensionals, aqua painter

06 May 2012

Happy Baby!

I hope you had a great Cinco De Mayo.  Phew, I'm exhausted - so today is just a baby update.  Remember the card posted here featuring the soon-to-retire Fox & Friends?

Here's almost the same card - but it's got the fancy side label.  It was photographed on a different day, in a different location, with a different camera :)  Sorry about that.  This one - with the fancy side label - uses the ROUND LABEL Punch.  This great punch is on the RETIRED list.  If it was my choice, I'd never retire a punch.  Honestly - they're wonderful.  

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Fox & Friends
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Soft Suede
CS: Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop trim border punch, round tab punch

I had so much fun yesterday - I have lots to photograph and share with you!
Happy Sunday.

04 May 2012

Farewell Blushing Bride

I'm not a "pink" girl but this was a great color - and super difficult to photograph.  So you'll have to trust me when I say this is a great color.  (Anyone notice the new pink blog header??!?!) Blushing Bride is one of FIVE retiring 2010-2012 In-Colors.  May 31st is the last day - and accessories are only while supplies last!  Yikes.

This monochromatic look could be reworked with about any color or stamp in your stash!  Go be crafty today.

Click to enlarge the photo.
Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Blushing Bride
CS: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Accessories:  Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, rhinestones, word window punch (retired but it's so useful!), label punch (retired too), 1/2" Blushing Bride stitched poly ribbon (a great value!)  

Have a WONDERFUL Friday and thank you for stopping by.  This weekend is National Scrapbooking Day (5/5), and I'll be spending the morning with some new demonstrator friends working on things to share with you!

01 May 2012

Happy May!

May is officially Scrapbooking Month, so I'll be popping in all month with scrapbook pages that I hope inspire you.  This uses the Nautical Expedition DSP that has been on the CLEARANCE RACK.  It's a great value and wonderful paper.  To get the weathered look, I sanded the red left panel.  The color sits on top of the paper so it sands off nicely.  The middle panel was wrinkled with care - by simply crumpling it in a ball - several times.  

There's a lot of little details that makes this page special.

Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Open Sea
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
DSP:  Nautical Expedition DSP
CS: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler/White bakers twine, White embossing powder, Cherry Cobbler embossing powder, linen thread, sanding block, sponges

May is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up!  Today kicks off a fully customized Starter Kit at a $99 value.  It's Stampin' Up! YOUR way.  You put together the kit with any of our current high-quality products--you can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products (Big Shot?!), $65 business supplies are automatically included to get you started AND free shipping - all for $99. NINETY-NINE DOLLARS.  
The online sign up process has been modified so that you will be able to easily customize your Starter Kit.
And you'll get to see the NEW 2012-2013 catalog FIRST.  I'd love to help you take advantage of this amazing offer.  Contact me or join here.  I have a growing team and we'd love to create, inspire and share with you! 

Happy Scrapbooking!


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