Monday, April 30, 2012

Occasions Mini Catalog Ends Today, April 30th

Today is the last day to order from the Occasions mini catalog and also the Summer Smooches Sneak Peak.  The Fabric Brads are sold out and no longer available. The stencil is only available this month. Everything except the Brads & Stencil will be available again when the new catalog comes out June 1st.


Bright Blossoms - Clear-Mount Stamp
Bright Blossoms - Wood-Mount Stamp
Daffodil Delight 1/2 Seam Binding Ribbon
Petite Purse Bigz L Die
Summer Smooches Décor Stencil
Summer Smooches Designer Fabric
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Summer Smooches Kit - Digital Download

Summer Smooches Photobook Template -- Digital Download


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bright Blossoms Card

I have a quick post today as I have my, Be a Big Shot Class this morning and then my Fabulous Folds Class this afternoon.

Here is what I used:

Bright Blossoms Stamp Set (get it now, until the 30th & then not again until June 1st) #125497-clear mount
Summer Smooches dsp (same as above) #125409
Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo & Whisper White card stock
Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo & Lucky Limeade markers
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (same as above) #125583
Pennant Die (for scallop circle behind stamped image)
Eyelet Border & 2 1/2" Circle Punches

I'm lovin' the Summer Smooches Suite! Remember get it now or you have to wait until June 1st when the new Catalog comes out!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Be a Big Shot Class

These are the projects we will be doing in my, Be a Big Shot Class on Saturday & Monday. I still have room on both days if you are in the area and would like to come. Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30am, Monday, 6:30 - 8:30pm. Cost is $15. Who knew you could do more than just make a purse with the Purse Die? Purchase the die in class and get 15% off of the die. Already have that die, than pick another die that is the same price or lower and get 15% off. Contact me at: if you would like to come.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More Stamp-a-stack Cards

This card was cased from Robin Merriman. I just used Happiest Birthday Wishes, Hostess stamp set. This card uses the Summer Smooches Stencil that is only available until April 30th. I sponged with Crumb Cake, so easy. The Summer Smooches dsp and Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon is only available until April 30th, and then not again until June 1st when the new catalog comes out. 

This card also uses the Summer Smooches dsp, brads, (brads are sold out, and no longer available, so sad). I used the Party This Way stamp set. Seems I'm loving these flags, used them on several cards.

Retiring Accessories Now Available

You can view, both the stamp and accessory list here!
A few things that you should know;
Stampin' Up! is changing their ink pads, which is why they are all on the retired list.  We will no longer be carrying the craft ink pads (only in black and white) and the classic pads will be replaced with a new "firm foam pad" for a better stamping experience.  More news to come on these exciting new pads!
Remember: Items on the accessory list are only available until supply runs out! First come, first served.

Also, the Summer Smooch Sneak Peak runs out on April 30th. You won't be able to order again until June 1st. The Fabric Brads are no longer available. Click here to order.

Monday, April 23, 2012

April's Stamp-a-Stack

This past week-end was my April SAS. Here are a couple of the cards we did. Both of these cards were cased. The darling baby cards were cased from Kelly at A Stamp Above. I haven't made any baby cards in quite a while. My second card I cased from my friend Mary Brown. You can see her card here.

Marina Mist for the Boys & Pretty in Pink for the girls.
The card base is: 4" x 11" scored in half.
The drawers are 1" x 3 3/4 you need three.
The piece on the top of the dresser is 1/2" x 4 1/4". Don't forget to sponge, it really makes a difference. The pink card has the flowers with the pearl inside. The boy card has the mini brads. The top drawer is popped up with dimensionals so it looks like its open with the toys coming out.
The decorative Label Punch is used for the bottom of the dresser.

This is how you do the top of the dresser using the 1/2" piece of c/s.

Thank you very much Kelly for these great Baby Cards.

This card uses the Lucky Limeade from the In Color paper pack. Using the Blossom punch we punched one flower with the Blushing Bride and the other is from the Blossom Builders in the Occasion Mini. I later added a large pearl in the center. The thank you is from the Thank you Kindly stamp set. I'm sad this is retiring.......
Thank you Mary for this great layout!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Going, Going, Gone!

The Retiring Accessory List Comes out on Wednesday, April 25th. 
These items will only be available until the supply is gone, so don't wait to get them! They go fast! Click on the "Shop Now" button on the right side of my blog to order.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Clothes Pin & Flower Pin Class

This was a class I had last week-end. Everyone did 3 Clothes Pins and 1 Flower Pin.

I painted this clothes pin (12") with Chalkboard Paint and added the tea cup hooks to the bottom.

These clothes pins are 6" & 9". (That's my granddaughter, Gianna).

Here is another version of my flower pin. This one has a paper middle instead of the fabric ones I did for Leadership.

All of these items were made with the Summer Smooches dsp (the flower pin also uses the First Edition dsp). I will be posting a tutorial on how we made the card stock flowers. You will be amazed on how easy they are to make. We used Tombow Glue (the green bottle) to adhere the dsp to the clothes pins.
The bird is our Elegant Bird Die in the Occasions Mini, (#125593). We cut out the bird using the On Board Sheets, (#114320) cut out our dsp and then using a glue stick, glued the dsp to the chipboard. Then added the ribbon and Pearls.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Swing Set

This post isn't stamp related, but wanted to share the new play set we put up for our grandkids. We celebrated Easter this past week-end and the kids were so surprised when they came over and saw what was in our side yard now. This whole area had 3 raised beds for our garden. We took those out, added 10 yards of tanbark and put up the play set. We will be putting our garden in 4 wine barrels. This week-end we will be planting our garden and I will share photos. It will be so much easier and less work. This whole area was full of weeds. It took me two days to weed. My whole body was sore, but so worth it to see the look of our grandkids when they saw the swing set.

My granddaughters playing on their new play structure at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Teeter Tauter is their favorite!

This is the back side of the structure.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Kind Thanks Card

I've seen a couple of different cards that have done this and thought that it was a cool idea.

Here is what I used:

Kindness Matters & Thank You Kindly Stamp Sets
Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White card stock
Berry Blossoms dsp
Perfect Plum Classic Ink
Two Tags, Beautiful Butterflies dies
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Extra Large Oval & Corner Rounder Punches
Basic Pearls
Calypso Coral Bakers Twine

Monday, April 16, 2012

Bright Blossoms Card

Here is another card I've done with the Bright Blossoms Stamp set. This card is similar to this card.

This is what I used:

Bright Blossoms and Thank You Kindly Stamp sets
Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock
Summer Smooches dsp
Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade & Island Indigo markers
Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches
Labels Collection dies
Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Basic Pearls

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Stamp Retirement List is here! You have until May 31st to get the stamps on this list. Then they will be GONE!
The Accessory Retirement List will be available on Wednesday, April 25th.

Cool Scalloped Purse Flap

Here is another purse, but you can see I've added the scallops to the flap. I've used Cheerful Treat dsp, which is a hostess item. Thanks to Barb Mullikin for the scallop flap. I took it a bit further.
Here is a close up of the flap.
Take a piece of c/s or dsp and cut it just under 2". Slide it inside the punch like you would normally do.
Then using your Pokey tool (technical name)pull up your card stock.
Now pull it out even more. It will be easier now.
And punch. Now you can add this piece to your purse or go a step further. Ok, two steps further......
This is what you get. Pretty cool, isn't it?
Now add a sticky note as a holder to the scallops and using the Large Oval Punch, punch.
This is what you end up with. Using the Two way glue pen, glue to your flap. So pretty, don't you think?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Retirement Stamp List Comes out on the 15th!

A couple of dates to remember:
Stamp Retirement list comes out tomorrow (Sunday, April 15th)Stamps are made in house and should be available until May 31st.
Accessory Retirement list comes out Wednesday, April 25th
Remember: Retiring Accessories are on a "first come, first served" basis! When they are gone, they are gone. You will NOT be able to order them again.
Also, Stampin' Up! has added LOTS more to the Clearance Rack. You have to place an ONLINE order to order anything from the Clearance Rack.