Sunday, April 29, 2012

Petite Purse Die

Purses - can we ever have too many?

Today I wanted to share with you a wonderful video on one of Stampin' Up!'s great new dies, the Petite Purse Bigz L Die. It's such a simple purse to create and can be embellished to fit any style or taste. A perfect little package for any occasion, dress it up, dress it down - they always turn out darling!

I recently created 125 little purses for a women's luncheon, filled them with candy, and they went together quickly and simply. Want to go shopping? Click here!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Just a Note

A little embossing, a little tuille, a button and  some pearls. This card was created using Twitterpated DSP, Basic Grey, Lucky Limeade and Baja Breeze.

I'm off to Canada for a few days to be with family and  to visit my sister's scrapbooking store, Scrap and Bean, in Edmonton, AB for the first time! Want to visit with me - click here

I'll be right back to creating and posting when I return.

Have fun stamping!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer Smooches Garden Tote Class - Now Available as a Kit!

    Welcome to my Summer Smooches Garden Tote Kit! 

I recently taught this class and we had such a great time that I've decided to offer it as a kit!

It includes four cards, four envelopes, an original Garden Tote, embellished with a fabric scarf, and the new Petite Purse!  It's created using Summer Smooches DSP and fabric, along with the Bright Blossoms stamp set - all brand new products from Stampin' Up! They're crisp, bright and summery!

Your kit contains all the pre-cut paper and fabric along with necessary embellishments to complete the six projects shown. Also included is a 26 page tutorial, available for download, complete with clearly written step-by-step instructions and photos. Kits mail within 3 business days.
I've also included a bonus pattern and additional ideas for cards! All you need to do is grab a cup of coffee and start stampin'! What a great way to spend a spring day! Or ... get together with some favorite friends  and you have a class ready to go!
Tutorial only is also available for immediate download.
 Note: Kit papers may vary slightly. All will be from Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and in the same color group as shown.


Tutorial Only
$3.95 immediate download

Click here to view the entire Summer Smooches product line!                                             

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's A Sneak Peak!

Oh, I've been having such a good time putting together something very special for you!

Today is just a sneak peak! But tomorrow - well, it's just too fun to miss! Cheery colors, fun projects and stamping tips all wrapped up in a brand new kit!

So, do check back and until then,
Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary, honey! It's 37 years! Here's the man that I love to spend time with, who has helped raise our family and who gives me lots of Stampin' Up! time! It's been a wonderful journey and you are an incredible soul mate.... who could ask for more? Smooches to you!

And now for the card! I wanted something masculine without all the hearts and "stuff". I took the saying from Pinterest (sigh!), printed it up, and created a banner from each line. I'm happy!
To create a little "lift" in the center of each banner, I double stacked Dimensionals.
Crumb Cake, Summer Smooches DSP, Basic Black and Whisper White

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Homegrown is one of the retiring stamp sets - I've always liked it in crisp colors, and now that it's not going to be around, it deserves another card or two, or three or....

I didn't have time to make what I really wanted to, which is a plain grocery tote that has G R O C E R Y at the bottom in very large font and trade the O out for this great artichoke stamp. Wouldn't that be cute?

Or, how about recipe cards, or a bookmark along with a gardening book to a friend or just another set of these graphic cards. There's a great tomato, a radish and an onion - sounds like a good salad to me!  

Homegrown     116986 w
 Stamp Set      120486 c

     Order while supplies last!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Don't Know Why You Say Good-bye, I Say Hello!

This reminds me of the old Beatle's song,  "Hello, Goodbye"  "you say yes, I say no.... you say good-bye and I say hello!" 

Stampin' Up! does such a wonderful job of staying up to date with their entire product line. So, once again it's time to say "good-bye" to some of their product to allow us to say "hello" to the new!

You have the opportunity to preview retiring stamp sets and purchase them before they're gone, gone, gone. Click here for your own list of retiring stamp sets available until May 31st (while supplies last) 

Order the stamp sets you love and still need in your collection  today! Order online here!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brittyn's Artwork!

I just had to share this delightful drawing, created by our grandson, Brittyn, when he was five!  His creations have become much more elaborate and now at eight he's quite the artist! I'd love to have some stamps made from his artwork - I seriously need to look into that.
And here he is along with one of his most recent pieces. He has a notebook he fills with pictures. He uses up all the space so well. Even on this page he will go back and fill in a few more drawings until it's absolutely full. Proud of you, buddy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Vintage Version of "Cupcakes, Whirligigs and Sweets"

A wonderful Saturday morning to you! I love long weekends and with my current work schedule I have one every weekend.... so no excuse not to have some new projects for you!

A month or so ago I offered my very first tutorial  - with the promise that I would be showing it in completely different papers. Well, yesterday was the day to work on that, so today here it is!

I decided to use Mocha Morning DSP (because I love, love it!) and have been feeling rather "vintagey", so here's what I decided to create. I traded the diamonds for pearls, brights for neutrals, flowers for stars, and added a little froufrou!

It's an assortment that would be great as thank you's, birthday, Mother's Day or just "thinking about you".

So ... if you purchased the tutorial, "Cupcakes, Whirligigs & Sweets" earlier, here's another way to use it. 

If not, now is your chance!
Download $3.95

To view the original tutorial page click here

Friday, April 13, 2012

I Love, Love Tags!

I do love tags... and I love vintage.... and I love bird cages.... and I love Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake!
So put all those together and here's what you get. Now I just need a great present to add this topper to!

 I love using the banner from the Petal Cone Die - it makes them so crisp and precise.

And a great little envelope is always fun - how about an unexpected little note inside? Cute, cute!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's a Stampin' Up! Clearance Sale!

Stampin' Up! is offering numerous products for sale - up to 60% off. Punches and paper and ribbon, oh my!  Click here to shop now!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Vintage Thank you!

Every once in a while I get in the mood for something vintagey - fancy, dancy.... if you will. And today this is it!  I love the Flirtatious DSP and especially love the pages of doilies. However, the pink and orange don't always do it for me! So I usually use the white side and distress it a bit with Crumb Cake ink (love that color!).

For this card I adhered the doilies to Crumb Cake card stock and then embossed them using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (another favorite).

Oh, just a note.... I actually cut my butterfly stamp apart as I found I was using it more often individually or stacked as shown here. I don't think there's a rule!

Enjoy the close-ups!
Oh, just a note.... I actually cut my butterfly stamp apart as I found I was using it more often individually or stacked as show here. I don't think there's a rule!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

It's an Ice Cream Birthday Party!

A very special girl turns six today - so here's a special card sent with the hugest of hugs! Happy Birthday, Hope! We love you to the moon.... and back!
Papa and Yaya

And here she is - cutest bug that ever was!

And here she is with sister, Kaylee and her Mom, Holly - three amazing gals!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Basket Card

A quick and easy basket card just in time for Easter with lots of dimension thanks to embossing. Gotta love that Big Shot! Paper eggs can easily be embossed with any design (well, short of Halloween!)  Embellish with ribbon and a paper flower!

Real eggs take on a vintage look with a little stamping in Sahara Sand. Easy ways to use your supplies for home decor.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches is Here!

It's here - not summer (we wish!) but some great new products called Summer Smooches!

Vibrant colors, simple designs, fabric, ribbon, brads, and more!
All are available today as a preorder from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog. Isn't it great that they're not making us wait!

I'm having so much fun with this set, so check back soon for an upcoming "class in a box" and lots of super cute cards. 

To view flyer, click here. Order online today!