Wednesday, February 20, 2008


As many of you know, it's Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin' Up! Those of you who are new to SU! and our products will soon be like the rest of us and wait impatiently for that time of year when we get our wonderful FREE stuff!! I've been a SU! customer for 13 years and a demonstrator for 4, and I can't wait to see the SAB brochure every year. SU! came through for us again with a great selection of FREE products that you get to pick with every $50 purchase. My FAV is the Rub-On's!! You can rub these bad boys on ANYTHING from glass, ceramic, and metal, to my favorite - paper!

Here are two cards that I made with Sale-A-Bration products. The first one was made with the So Many Scallops stamp set. I used SU! markers to color the portion of the stamp that I wanted and then punched it out with the circle punch and then layered it onto a punched scallop. The second card was made with the fabulous rub-on's and was made in 5 minutes!

Happy Birthday
Recipe: Stamp set: So Many Scallops, Eat Cake; Inks: Versamark; Cardstock: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories: Markers, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Scallop Circle, DSP Cutie Pie, Celery 5/8 grosgrain ribbon.

A Small Thing

Recipe: Cardstock: Taken with Teal, River Rock, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Black; Accessories, Rhinestone Brads - square ice, photo corner punch, Love and Happiness Rub-on's, DSP Bali Breeze, Taken with Teal Marker, Tempting Turquoise Marker

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Does it get any better than Baroque Motiff's???

I have to admit, I had no idea when I bought this stamp set that I would love it as much as I do. When I got it I checked out SCS and was amazed at the cards that people were turning out. Using those cards as inspiration I picked up this set and immediately made 5 different cards in less than an hour and knew that I was hooked. This is the set that I always turn to when I'm not sure what I feel like's simply the best!


Stamp Set: Baroque Motiff's

Ink: River Rock, Ruby Red

Cardstock: River Rock, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Wide Chocolate Grosgrain, Horizontal Slot punch, DSP Ginger Blossoms, gold brads

Valentine's gifts for Teachers

I am the queen of procrastination!! I just finished these teacher's gifts about 15 minutes ago, and Valentines Day is tomorrow! Oh well, the teacher's won't know that I threw them together at the last minute. The kids each picked out their own DSP to wrap the Giant Hershey bar in, and I just made the same front for each one. I think they turned out pretty cute, if I may say so myself!


Stamp Set: Sweet Shapes

Ink: Rose Romance, Tempting Turquoise

Cardstock: Rose Romance, Tempting Turquoise, Confetti White

Accessories: Turquoise Grosgrain, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Pink Gingham, Horizontal slot punch, dimensionals, retired DSP from last year's Spring Mini (forgot the name!)

Another little piece of Spring......

I pulled out an oldie but a goodie, Heartfelt Thanks, and sticking with my springy colors I put together this super quick card. I just love this layout (of course I case'd it from an issue of Stampin' Success), because it is so easy and pleasing to the eye and works with just about any stamp set. Try it with any of your stamp sets and you'll see!


Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Warm Words

Cardstock: Rose Romance, Whisper White, Certainly Celery

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Markers - Rose Romance, Certainly Celery; Taffeta ribbon Pretty in Pink; DSP is the Hostess Level 1 Prints Pack

Spring is in the Air?????

Just wishful thinking on my part! I'm tired of the cold and the snow!!!!! So when I sat down to stamp today I pulled out the 'springiest' stamp set that I could find and made a card that gives me hope that it will be warming up soon.


Stamps: Garden Whimsy and Baroque Motiffs

Cardstock: Celery, Rose Romance, Rose Red, Whisper White

Ink: White Craft, Rose Romance

Accessories: Rose Romance, Celery, Rose Red Markers; Whimsy Jumbo Wheel;Pretty in Pink 1/4 inch grosgrain

Friday, February 1, 2008

Chipboard Card

Here's the second card that I made.....super quick...the only thing that took any time at all was glittering up the chipboard. If you haven't tried this technique yet it's very easy!

1. Apply Craft ink to Chipboard
2. Sprinkle Heat and Stick powder onto ink covered chipboard.
3. Heat powder with Heat Tool JUST until it turns clear (if heated to long it will become hard and glitter won't stick)
4. Sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds or other glitter to sticky chipboard.
5. Heat again until set (about 40 seconds)

That's all there is to it!


Stamp Set: Celebrate Everything

Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise Classic and Craft
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: On Board Chipboard flower, Bali Breeze DSP, Heat and Stick powder, dazzling Diamonds, Heat tool, Dimensionals

Oh the weather outside is frightful....

Oh do I love snow days! Especially when the neighbor calls and wants the boys to come over and play! My daughter and I went into the stamp room and didn't come out for 2 hours. A lot of my time was spent helping her to make her projects (she's only 5), but I managed to get a few things done myself. Here are a few cards that I made using the On Board chipboard and the Pretties kit.


So Kind

Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise (to color flower using sponge)
Accessories: Bali Breeze DSP, Pretties, 5 petal Flower punch, 1/8 inch circle punch, Sponge.