Thursday, May 31, 2012

Last Day for the Current Catalog!

Just a quick post today, as I am out of town for my nieces graduation. Don't forget TODAY is the last day to order from the current catalog. You can order from the NEW catalog tomorrow starting at noon.

Have a great week-end,


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big Shot Box

Here is the second project in my Big Shot Class this month. A little box using the same dies, Labels Collections Framelits die. Many Thanks to Sandy Hancock. You can download her tutorial for FREE!

Here is what I used for my box:

Flirtatious Specialty dsp
Melon Mambo & Whisper White card stock
Curly Cute Stamp set
Melon Mambo Classic Ink
For the flowers:
Small Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle & Boho Blossoms (the biggest flower) Punches

Here is how I did my flowers:
Punch 6 of each punch.
Wet each piece and scrunch up. Then carefully unfold each one. Stack, and put a brad in the center, (they don't have to match up exactly. Remember, nature isn't perfect). It doesn't matter what color the brad is, as you won't be able to see it. Now scrunch up each layer, then carefully un-scrunch a bit and adjust as necessary. After I got my flowers how I liked them, I sponged some Melon Mambo ink on the edges.

Thank you Sandy for a great tutorial!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Join Now! $99 Starter Kit "Your Way"

Hi Ladies,

Hope you are having a great Holiday week-end.

You only have a few more days left to purchase out of the current catalog (May 31st), you can go to my Online store to place your order. The new catalog starts Friday, June 1st at noon. Contact me if you would like a catalog. I will also have catalogs at my Open House on Sunday, June 10th, 1-4pm. Please RSVP by: 6-8-12. I will have food, drink, LOTS of prizes and a couple make n takes. Spend $50 and pick a retired stamp set for FREE! No Limit! This is a FREE event. I will also be giving away most of my samples. Out with the old, in with the new!

Thinking about joining Stampin' Up!? Now is a GREAT time. Stampin' Up! has lowered the starter kit to $99 and you can customize it to ANYTHING you want in the current catalog, up to $125. Plus you will also receive the business forms you will need to get you started. I am sweetening the pot a bit more; Join between now and May 31st and receive a Dauber case with a package of sponge Daubers and a Stampin' Up! Tote Bag. I've attached a photo. I would LOVE to have you join my team, Cincraft StampersWho wouldn't love to get ALL your stampin' stuff at a 20% discount, have access to the BEST website ever, & get to pre-order anytime we have a new catalog (you would get to see all the new products before everyone else does)? I forgot to mention, the magazine we receive each month, with lots of ideas, business tips and soooooo much more! Go to my website and click "Join Now" in the upper right hand corner.

This is the inside of the dauber case. Each section is labeled. No more washing your daubers because you can't remember what color you used last. Now each color has its own spot.


Remember how we used to do these notepad toppers with the Top Note Die? Well now you can use the Labels Collections Framelits dies to do the same thing. This project was one of the things we did in my Big Shot Class this month. Once I started making these, I couldn't stop......

This would be great for a "man" gift, and uses the Well Worn dsp. I used the largest Label for the topper on the 5" x 7" notepads from Staples, added a clip covered with more dsp, then added the monogram using Lovely Letters. The wood button is new and you can get it on June 1st.

This one uses the Twitterpated dsp that will be in the new catalog (and is in the current catalog as well). I used Posy Punch, hostess set for the flowers, added a small punched flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes pack and a pearl. Baja Breeze Seam Binding & Pleated Ribbon finishes it off.

For this one I used all new stuff!
Oval Accent Bigz Clear die in Whisper White, stamped it with Forever with You, in Gumball Green (new In Color) added some more flowers from the punch pack, The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and die cut with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (4 different shapes, love this!) and stamped in Primrose Petals (another new In Color). Topped it off with some Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. 

These notepads are 5" x 3 1/2", found them in the $1 bin at Staples and uses the Beau Chateau dsp and the 1 1/4" Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon. What are we going to do without this ribbon? Its one thing I'm going to miss a lot!
So these notepads are fun to make and don't take a lot of supplies to decorate. These notepads will be gifts for my granddaughters teachers.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Father's Day Tool Time Card

Day nine. I thought I forgot a card, but then realized I posted two cards in one day.  So here is another Double Pocket Card, but this time we have one pocket in front and one inside. Thanks again to Patty Bennett for video on how to make these, and also to Heidi for the wrenches punch art. Patty & Heidi are so clever!
(Sorry this photo is so bad.......)
Here is what I used:
Well Worn dsp
Basic Grey card stock
Window Word, 1 1/4" Circle,  3/4" Circle & Flower Punches from the Punch pack
Black Classic Ink
Bitty Banners & Apothoecary Accents(available June 1st) Framelits Die
Houndstooth Embossing Folder

Tip:Take a large piece of aluminum Foil and fold it half until you have about a 3" x 5" piece, then put it through the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. This was when you go to add your adhesive to the back, you won't distort your design. Plus its just sturdier.
This dsp is perfect for "man" cards! I wish I had used it more........

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Double Dutch Card Fold

Day Eight. Double Dutch Fold Card. I found this one on Terry Duncan's Blog.

Here is what I used:
Upsy Daisy & Just Believe stamp sets
Baja Breeze, Black & Whisper White card stock
Scallop Oval Punch
Baja Breeze & Daffodil Delight Classic Ink & Versamark
Black Embossing Powder
Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon

Many Thanks to Terry!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Fun Fold Baby Card

Day seven. This card has a very unique fold. Not only does it fold from the top, but also the bottom. I found this card on Mary Ann's blog.

Here is what I used on my card:
Aviary & Sincere Salutations stamp sets
Nursery Nest dsp
Blushing Bride, Marina Mist & Whisper White card stock
Black & Marina Mist Classic Ink
Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta & Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon

I thought this would be a generic baby card. Since you have both pink & blue on the dsp. Thank you Mary Ann for this great fold!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ribbon Lace Border Punched Card

Day six. I found this card on Kelly Acheson's blog. This card uses the Ribbon Lace Punch & Herb Expressions both are retiring in a few days. This was a quick card as well.

Here is what I used for this card:
Perfect Plum & Whisper White card stock
Herb Expressions stamp set
Perfect Plum & Pear Pizzazz markers
Perfect Plum Classic Ink
Ribbon Lace Border & Scallop Oval Punch
Basic Pearls
Tip: I always like to punch upside down so I can see where I'm punching, but I found with this card I started upside down and the turned punch over and lined up the flowers to punch. So much easier. Thanks Kelly for a great Fabulous Folds card!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Double Punched Blossom Card

Day Five. These next 5 days will be the cards we did this month. Still trying to use up my dsp  and use those stamps that are retiring one last time......I found the directions for this card on Julie Davison's blog.

Here is what I used on my card:
Mixed Bunch & On Your Birthday stamp sets
Flirtatious dsp
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie & Daffodil Delight card stock
Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
Blossom, Large Oval, 1" Circle & Scallop Oval Punches
Large Pearl

This is the inside, it was really hard to photograph.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Pop Up Card

Day Five. Birthday Pop Up Card. I first saw this card on Sandy Hancock's blog. Sandy saw this type of card on Lisa Young's blog. Lisa has a great tutorial. Thanks Ladies! So here is my version.

Here is what I used:
Sweet Shop dsp
Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White card stock
Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink
Sweet Shop Designer Stickers
On Your Birthday stamp set
3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon
Labels Collection Framelits Die
Scotch Tape

Here is the inside. It wasn't as hard as I thought to make. Lisa has great instructions. This is the last card for last months Fabulous Folds Class. Tomorrow I will start sharing May's cards.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bird House Card

Day three.
Bird House Card
(Oops, this one posted a day earlier....)
I found this card on Jackie Topa's blog. She has some awesome punch art. I just changed up the colors on my version.
Here is what I used:
Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz & Vanilla c/s
Bird Builder, Small Heart & 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Everything Eleanor Stamp set ( the bird on the inside of the card)
Stripes Embossing Folder
Simply Scored & Diagonal Board (these two items are a "must have") 

This is the inside. Everything Eleanor Stamp Set will be available on June 1st. I received mine at Leadership in January. Its an awesome set!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Double Pocket Card

Day two: Double Pocket Card

I found this card on Patty Bennett's blog. I just used different dsp and embellishments.

Here is what I used:
Flirtatious Specialty Designer Papers
Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White c/s
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
Two Tags Die
Jelly Brad
Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon
Dotted Ribbon Border & Blossom Punches
Labels Collection die

Here is the inside. This card is perfect for a gift card or cash! Who doesn't like to get either of those?? Check out Patty's blog to see her video.
I'm almost out of this dsp........

Saturday, May 19, 2012

4-Corner Fold Up Card

I've been on a mission for the past month or so to try and use up my Designer Series Paper. I have so much and pretty soon I won't be able to use it in my classes. Plus I just realized that I didn't share the cards from my first Fabulous Folds class last month. So I will be sharing one card for the next 10 days. I have to say that my friends/customers LOVED them all, which makes me so happy! Now, I did not design the actual fold,  but I did put my spin on what dsp & stamps I used. So many thanks to all who helped me and didn't even know it. I will add their link, (if I can find it.......).

First up is the 4-Corner Fold Up Card.  I originally saw this card on Dawn Griffith's blog. Then I saw it on Ellen Smallwood's blog, but I can't find her original her email or blog. Ellen, contact me if you see this post and I will add your link.
Here is what I used to make this card:
Flower Fest Stamp & On Your Birthday(both retiring 5-31-12)
Berry Blossom's dsp
Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White c/s
Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder & Lucky Limeade Classic Ink
Fancy Flower, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Modern Label & Butterfly Punches (butterfly retires 5-31-12)
Calypso Coral Bakers Twine

Here is what the inside looks like. You can check out Dawn's blog to get all the directions.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Check Out This New DSP, Oh My!

These are the new products I used:

Floral District dsp
Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon
Bitty Banners

I LOVE, LOVE, this new dsp! Wait until you see the other patterns in this pack. You only have 2 more weeks until you can order your own on June 1st.
Here are the other products I used:

Baja Breeze base, 4 1/4" x 11"
Rich Razzleberry
Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (
this set is in the new catalog, Yipee!)
Versamark, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry & Baja Breeze classic ink
White Embossing Powder
Flower from Itty Bitty Punch Pack

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sneak Peak, Happy Birthday Dave All In One!

Today is my husband's birthday. Although he tells me he has a birth- MONTH! His only request, fried chicken, really, we don't do fried, please, I don't know......thats how the conversation started. So I am making him fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy and biscuits. Cheese cake for dessert. He doesn't know it yet, though. Surprise! We are celebrating Mother's Day and his birthday on Sunday. He always reminds me that he was born on Mother's day...... 
Ok, now on to some sneak peaks from the NEW CATALOG! New dsp, new stamps & new framelits, Yipeee!!!! I made a card & label for his peanut brittle using all new products. 
Happy Birthday Dave! I love you!

Here is what I used:
Comfort Cafe (pretty funny since we are having "comfort" food tonight)
Memorable Moments,  Papaya Collage, & A Cherry On Top (cupcake) stamp sets
Midnight Muse Ink & card stock (new In color)
Cajon Craze card base
Apothecary Accents Framelits (new, has 4 shapes)

My husband LOVES Peanut Brittle, so I made a label using the Letter It stamps using the new In Color, Midnight Muse and the same die as above, Apothecary Accents.

This jar has two batches of peanut brittle. I  make in the micro-wave. Can you say YUMMY!!!

I've added my recipe for the Peanut Brittle.

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cur raw peanuts
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup to mix this in. You have to take it out to stir and its just easier to handle. Make sure you use a pot holder.

Stir together, sugar, corn syrup, peanuts and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Cook in microwave for 3 minutes.
Cook another 3 minutes,
Add butter and vanilla and cook another 40 seconds, 
Add baking soda, stir until mixed, (it will foam up a bit) and pour onto a cookie sheet, sprayed with Pam and let cool. You need to work fast, as it sets pretty quickly.
Break into pieces and store in an air tight container.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Double Pocket Thank You's!

Here are some of the Thank You's I sent out last week. I am on a mission to use up ALL of my dsp. And these cards use an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of dsp. Plus they are so darn fun to make. You can view a video made by my upline, Patty Bennett to get the directions.

Here I used the Attic Boutique dsp from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I don't know why I hadn't used this dsp. So pretty!

Here is the front with one pocket.

And here is the inside. Pretty clever isn't it? Wish I thought of it.......

This one uses the Flirtatious Specialty dsp.

Here is what I used to make them:
Lace Ribbon Border Punch (I think this punch is on the retirement list) Makes a great border, don't you think?
Decorative Label & 1 3/4" Circle Punches
Two Tags Die (one for each pocket)
Word Play stamp set

Using the Two Tags Die is a great. You write on the tag and not the card. That way the recipient can now use it to send to someone else.

Many thanks to all those who choose me as their "Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Emboss Resist Sunflower Card

My Upline, Patty Bennett has started a technique challenge for her Luv 2 Stamp Group. This month the technique is Emboss Resist. This is such a fun technique. Stamp your image in white Craft Ink, add embossing powder, heat, and color with a sponge, wipe off excess ink with a paper towel. 

Here is what I used:
Sunflower Background Stamp & Thank You Kindly Stamp set
Daffodil Delight Card Base
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla Card Stock
Soft Suede & Daffodil Delight Classic Ink
Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches
Linen Thread (how will I ever live without Linen Thread? Its on the retirement list along with the Thank You Kindly stamp set).

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