Saturday, January 29, 2011

Christmas Card Club



Here is one of the cards we'll be making at my Christmas Card Club on February 17th and continuing the 3rd Thursday of each month after. We will be making 3 cards or projects each month leading up to the next Holiday Season. The cost of this club is $8 per month for a materials fee. There is no obligation to purchase any products, but if you place a $50 I will deduct the cost of the class from your order. Please let me know if you'd like to sign up for this and be ready to send out all of your Christmas Cards before the next holiday season is upon us!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Valentine Mailbox Class




Who doesn't love going to the mailbox to find a card waiting - or even better - CHOCOLATE??

We'll be making these little cuties on February 12th - just in time to give away to your favorite Sweetie! I will even be passing on a copy of the template to recreate it later!

Once the chocolate is gone, your giftee can use the clothes pin as a paper clip or attach it to your refrigerator to hold a favorite photo or card with the magnet that's attached to the back! Aren't they adorable? I CASEd them from Becky Roberts Blog Inking Idaho She does come up with some really neat ideas!

Let me know if you would like to join me on the 12th!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Bliss



I cased my card today from this one by Sage Kimball.

I changed mine a bit and used the Vintage Wallpaper Folder and Bliss Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration. It was fun playing with the Distressing Kit though - I love seeing what I can do with that thing. I love the way this turned out, I used the files on the edge of the Pear then broke down the fibers even more with my bone folder causing the card stock to split apart a bit. The effect is simple and stunning. Even Emma enjoyed experimenting with the files as she was making her own "Flower Soft".

It's going to be hard leaving my stamps to return to work after all these snowdays!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

More Great Ideas with the Petal Cone Die






The girls and I spent the morning playing with the new Petal Cone Die. They combined their pages to make Valentine books ~wow~ did they have fun with glitter and sticky pages!

I used my die cuts to make cards using the Bliss Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Want to get this great set for free? This is just one of the cards we will be creating next Sunday at 3 for my Sale-A-Bration preview and Kick-Off event. I will be giving away FREE STAMP SETS on this day. Everyone who places a $50 order will have their name entered into a drawing to win stamp sets including an exclusive hostess set, and a Sale-A-Bration Set of your choice!

Valentine Houses and Blog Candy Giveaway!




Here is a sample of one of the Valentine Houses that we made yesterday. We mixed some of the old papers with new products - the Decorative Label Punch and the Scallop Rectangle Clearlit. I love both of those items, they make fabulous tags!

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite item is from the new Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration Catalog by January 23rd, and your name will be entered into a drawing to receive this little house filled with some great items to feed your stamping and scrapbooking addictions!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What's On Your Wish List?




I love this new Petal Cone Die from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini. It is much bigger than some of the other Big Shot boxes, though those are just as stinkin' cute. This was one item on my wish list that I recently treated myself to. Have you been holding out on any big ticket items such as the Big Shot or the My Digital Studio? MDS and the storage tower for my ink pads are the two items I have been holding out on. With Sale-A-Bration starting on January 25th it is just about time to treat myself to both of these items! In addition, I will be able to order the Digital Content CD with all the Sale-a-Bration items the Punch Bunch Stamp Set and the new Decor Elements Chalk Board.

Do you have items on your wish list? Join me next Sunday January 23rd @ 3:00 to complete three FREE make and take projects and to place your Sale-A-Bration Preorder. With the cold of January setting in, I bet you can't wait to stay inside and play!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #99



It's Sunday, and time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch over at The Sweetest Thing . I have been saving these Love Impression rub-ons from the new Occasions Mini (item #121886) because I couldn't figure out how I wanted to use them. When I saw this sketch today I knew exactly how I was going to use a few of them - and here it is! I also dug out the Silver Waffle Paper that is a carry over from the Holiday Mini - woohoo - there is so much you can do with this stuff!

I then had to dig my trusty Circle Scissor Plus from under the deep freeze currently taking up residence in my stamp room to create these graduated circles. This is a really cool tool to have in your collection, I think it's one of my favorite tools, and I can quickly cut bigger circles than I am able to get with my punches or Big Shot - though I love my Big Shot too!

This is one of the cards we'll be making at my Sale - A - Bration Kick-Off on January 23rd!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thanks for Caring



I ordered this set because I love the butterfly and flower that came wit it. It's a versatile set with a Sympathy greeting, but it also great for spicing up little treat boxes and thank you's.

I stamped the flower with Old Olive and colored it in using an aqua painter. The detail was added with Silver Fox Smooch Ink. After the image was colored in and touched up I spritzed it with water for a softer, more muted look.

I used a card stock and inks in Rose Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip. Items from the new Mini Catalog include - the Vintage Flower Adornments, and Rose Red Seam Binding, Springtime Vintage DSP and the Thanks For Caring Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by today!