Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tag Topper Punches

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to share with you one (actually 2) of my favorite items from the Occasions Catalog.  On page 35 you can see the Angled Tag Topper Punch (Item # 133323) and the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (Item #133324).  These are both great for making a quick tag or bookmark or even an embellishment to any card.  Here is a quick video showing you how they work. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Starburst Sayings

Hi Everyone,
    Do you ever see a card and just know you have to make it too???  Well that's what happened when I saw this one: Pretty Provisions.  While mine isn't an exact replica, it's pretty close.  I hope you feel inspired to make your own version too!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Happy Watercolor, Banner Blast
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Basic Gray
Card Stock:  Rose Red, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Starburst Framelits, Banner Punch, Argyle Embossing Folder, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Whisper White

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts a Flutter

Hi Everyone!
     Happy Valentine's Day! We celebrate Valentine's Day by having a fondue party and I need to get going getting it ready, but I thought I would post one more sample made with the Hearts a Flutter set.  This Valentine could easily be given to a man or woman and I love the colors it has, 2 of my favorites - Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler! 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Heart a Flutter, Delightful Dozen, Hardwood
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Linen Thread, Hearts a Flutter Framelits

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Starburst Sayings

Hi Everyone,

    We are having a snow day here, both schools and work are closed!  Yea!!! My kind of day, I love it when we are all home together.  Hopefully I will get some stamping in today too.  Here is another card I made at the scrapping/stamping day I went to at the beginning of the month.  I just love the DSP, it is part of the Sweet Sorbet DSP you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Petite Petals
Ink: Basic Black, Pool Party
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Petite Petals Punch, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Hoppy Easter

Hi Everyone,
   I've been playing with the Eggstra Spectacular set a bit and this is my favorite of the cards I made.  I used Versamark ink and embossed the stamped image in black.  Embossing makes the coloring even easier.   The Happy Watercolor set has a great stamp with spots on it that provided the textured look on the Blushing Bride banner.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Eggstra Spectacular, Happy Watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Blushing Bride
Card Stock:  Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, DSP Stack
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Stampin' Write Markers in Smoky Slate and Blushing Bride, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Masculine Birthday

Hi Everyone!

     Here's another sample using the Hardwood stamp.  It's a pretty simple card, one I thought would be great for a guy's birthday (you know how hard those are to get made!).  I love working with the Banner's Framelits and the candy dots are so much easier to use than brads are.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Hardwood, Prefect Pennants
Ink: Night of Navy
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories:  3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon, Banner Framelits, Candy Dots

Saturday, February 8, 2014

More Vivid Vases

Hi Everyone,

     Here we go again... More Vivid Vases.  I think it might be tied with Hardwood for my favorite out of the Occasions Catalog.  I love using my markers and the amount of coloring for this stamp set is perfect, enough that you are having fun and not too much so its time consuming.  The Hardwood background is another stamp I keep reaching for.  It's perfect for masculine cards, but as you can see on this card, perfect for some tone on tone in any color.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Hardwood, Vivid Vases
Ink:  Black Stazon
Card Stock:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Accessories:  In Color Boutique Details

Friday, February 7, 2014

Vivid Vases

Hi Everyone,

     I haven't been big on embossing in the past, but lately I've gotten back into it.  I embossed this card with the new Vivid Vases stamp ( you might be seeing a lot of samples from this stamp from me, I love it!).  I also love working with the gold foil sheets that we have and gold is really trendy at the moment.  Coloring in the flowers was very easy once I embossed.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Vivid Vases
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla 
Accessories: Blender Pen, Stampin' Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Night of Navy, Gold Embossing Powder

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Hi Everyone!
    Stampin' Up has come out with 2 new photopolymer options.  The first one is an adorable Circle Monogram Stamp:

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date 
The 2nd option is a new alphabest set called Sans and Stripes:

 Please  let me know if you have any questions or would like to place an order!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Petite Petals

Hi Everyone,
     Well we are snowed in today, even my husband is home from work and they almost never close.  I hope to get some stamping done later today, but wanted to show you another sample I made this past Saturday.  This card came together very very quickly.  The Petite Petals stamp set has a matching punch - love it!  Stampin' Up is even offering in a bundle deal if you purchase both the stamp set and the punch together for 15% off.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Secret Garden, Perfect Pennants
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Rose Red
Card Stock:  Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vivid Vases

Hi Everyone,

     I made 3 cards on Saturday using the Vivid Vases stamp.  This one is my favorite out of the bunch, but I did Case it from here: Stamping with Maryann.  I just changed it up a little and love the way it turned out.  To get the shading, I used my blender pen with the Crumb Cake Ink.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Vivid Vases
Ink: Black Versamark, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Epic Day Designer Washi Tape, Stampin' Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, & Garden Green, Blender Pen

Sunday, February 2, 2014

File Folder Card

Hi Everyone!
  I had a great day yesterday!  I spent the whole day with my Mom and some friends at a scrapbooking day.  Since I only digiscrap now, I spent my time making cards.   Here is the first sample I will show you.  I've seen the file folder card samples all over the place, but this is the first time I tried one for myself.  Hope you like it!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Friendship Preserves, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Accessories: 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Daffodil Delight, Window Framelits, Candy Dots, Envelope Punch Board