Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Texture Boutique Embossing Folder

Hi Everyone!
     Do you ever feel like the big shot is just too big to carry around and wish for something a bit smaller and more portable?  Well Stampin' Up has the answer in their new Texture Boutique Embossing Folder!  While it doesn't have the cutting capability for your framelits and die cuts, it does work for all of our embossing folders. Read below for more info:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hi Everyone!
     It's that time again!  Time for Sale-A-Bration or SAB for short.  This promotion runs from today, January 28th until March 31st 2014.  For those of you new to Stampin' Up, this is a promotion that runs every year around this time.  For every $50 in product you buy, you may choose 1 of the items from the special catalog:  SAB Catalog.  If you are looking though the catalog, you will find the items you can earn for free towards the back.  The front has several great bundles where the products coordinate together.  However, you do not need to purchase from those selections, the $50 can be from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog or any of the flyers that I have been handing out.  If you have any questions or would like to make a purchase, please feel free to email or call me.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hearts a Flutter

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who came out for my class last night , it was great as usual!  Here is another Cased Valentine I made from Pinterest.  The original can be found here: Me, My Stamps & I.  She actually cased it from another stamper, which just shows how great it is to share ideas.  Hope you are all finding some time to make some homemade Valentine's as well!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Designer Buttons, Bakers Twine in Cherry Cobbler, 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hearts a Flutter

Hi Everyone,

    Every once in a while I see a card that I just need to make right away.  I saw this one:  Rita's Creations and knew that it would be great for my son for Valentine's Day.  I think I fell in love with the color combo more than anything.   I made it today with very few changes to the original design.  I've really been enjoying the Hearts a Flutter set lately, can't believe how long I had it before I started using it.  Hope you enjoy it :)

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink:  Versamark Black, Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Designer Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Small Heart Punch

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Soccer Ball Card

Hi Everyone,

 My youngest niece's Birthday is coming up and she's a soccer player so I wanted to come up with another soccer card, but different than the one I made for her sister.  I used the Circle Framelits for this one and just folded the card stock before I cut it and left a small area outside of the Framelit so that it made a card.  I used our new fringe scissors for the grass - I love those scissors!
Supplies Used:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green
Accessories:  Circle Framelits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Fringe Scissors

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Hearts a Flutter

Hi Everyone,

Here is another quick and easy Valentine for you.  I've been so busy using the framelits to cut out the hearts with the Hearts a Flutter set, I forgot how great they look just stamped together.  Of course I did need to cut a pair to make the card pop a bit....
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Versamark Black, Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits

Monday, January 13, 2014

Perfect Pennants

Hi Everyone,

     Well I know that those of you who know me know that  I love Cherry Cobbler, but I never thought I would try and pair it with Melon Mambo.  It just proves that Cherry Cobbler goes with almost any other color.  I really love it!  The Banner Framelits are so trendy right now, I just can't stop using them. Hope you like this one!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Banner Framelits, 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Small Heart Punch

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Banner Blast Valentine

Hi Everyone,

I just can't take a good enough picture to do this card justice.  I really love it.  I'm especially loving the gold trend that's going on right now and I love pairing it with Very Vanilla.  The stamp set is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that starts January 28th.  That means this is one of the many items you can choose for free with a $50 purchase!  The Sale-A-Bration catalog even has a matching punch for the banners!
Suplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Banner Blast, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Gold Encore
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Banner Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Gold Bakers Twine, Chevron Embossing Folder

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Paper Pumpkin

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up yet?  If not, this is a great time to try it out!  Stampin' Up is offering a free 2012-2014 In Color Marker set with each new subscription.  If you aren't sure what Paper Pumpkin is please read below:

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Please designate me, Kristin Hayes, as your demonstrator. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month. 
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. 
Hope you will try it out!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,

   I have started getting a head start on my Valentine's and upcoming birthday cards.  One of my favorite things in the Holiday Catalog was the bow die. Since that is no longer available to purchase, I found another great way to make a bow using the Envelope Punch Board.  I don't have the specific punch she used in the video, but did use the video as a guide to make my own.  Hopefully you will find it helpful as well.  This card also uses one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog that WAS carried forward and is still available for purchase, Tags 4 you.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Tags 4 you, Hearts a Flutter
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Label Bracket Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits
Envelope Punch Board Video

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Camo Birthday

Hi Everyone,

     It always seems harder to come up with more masculine cards in my opinion.  Neither my Dad or Stepfather likes fishing or hunting so that rules those kinds of stamps out.  When I saw this card: Camo Christmas, I immediately thought of changing it up to a birthday card.  I kept the same layout she had, but just made little changes.  The Gorgeous Grunge set is one that I keep reaching for  more and more often, its so versatile.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch, Circle Punch, Candy Dots

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Watercolor

Hi Everyone,

     Here is a quick and simple card made with my newest favorite accessory from the Occasions Catalog:  The Fringe Scissors.  The scissors are very easy to use and will make a great compliment to many different projects.  This card came together very quickly and uses the new Happy Watercolor Stamp Set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Happy Watercolor
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Fringe Scissors

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Banner Framelits

Hi Everyone,

   The new Occasions catalog has several new Framelit sets in it and the Banner one is one of my favorites.   Banners are very trendy right now and I love not having to cut them out myself.  I used a stamp from the Perfect Pennants Set to complete this card.  Stampin' Up offers the Banners Framelits and Perfect Pennants together in a bundle that saves you 15%!  Gotta love those bundles, there are quite a few in the new catalog.  I'm also sharing another Christmas card I received from a customer and friend.  I love getting homeade cards and this one is especially beautiful!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Whisper White
Accessories:  Banners Framelits, 5/8" Organza Ribbon in Whisper White

From Maureen:

 Love that Santa!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy Watercolor

Hi Everyone,
     The new Occasions Catalog is quickly growing on me...  I had a lot of fun playing with some new supplies while we had our snow day yesterday and thought I would share another sample with you.  This is a great set for coloring in, I used my ink pads and blender pens to color in the flowers.  All you need to do is to press your ink pad together while its closed a few times and you will get enough ink in the lid to use for the coloring.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Happy Watercolor, Lots of Thanks
Ink: Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Early Espresso, So Saffron

Card Stock: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Accessories:  Blender Pens

Friday, January 3, 2014

Occasions Catalog

Hi Everyone,

   Well today is the launch of the 2014 Occasions Catalog!!! So exciting, so many new products and some returning favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  Thought I would share a card I whipped up using the new products last night:

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Encore Metallic Gold
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Foil
Accessories: Banners Framelits, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Mini Metalic Clothespins

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hearts a Flutter

Hi Everyone,

    So I was so NOT ready to stop stamping with my Christmas supplies, I just loved the Christmas catalog so much and had so many things I wanted to make.  I've tried stamping a few times to get me going in the right direction to start Valentine's but was just stumped.  I found this wonderful card on Pinterest and decided to CASE it into my own version.  I really didn't make too many changes to the original found here: Stamping with Kris.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Black Versamark, Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Adorning Accent Edgelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Raspberry Ripple