Archives for July 2009

Forest Friends

Forest Friends


Here is one last card from my pop up class. This has a pop up inside that uses the Bigz XL pop up cake die.

The main image is stamped and then sponged using a mask to create the grass and sky.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Forest Friends and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue Classic Inks and Markers

Paper: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery card stock, Tea Party DSP

Fun Stuff: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Inch Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Snips




Have a great weekend!








Flight of the Butterfly

Flight of the Butterflies

This is another card from my pop up class. If I used this design again, I would probably add some paper piercing or embossing to the card base. I had already added my inside pop up piece, so I couldn’t do that for this card without starting over!

It is really hard for me to make a card without DSP or embossing, now that I have gotten addicted to both concepts!

The top note die cut is cut in half and used as a layer behind my focal image and the little corner piece has been embossed with a texturz plate and then punched with the Photo Corners punch. The flowers are stamped and cut out and then layered on leaves cut with the little leaves sizzlet die. There is a 1/4 inch punched circle added to the flowers

You can find the tutorial here.

The inside of the card

butterfly pop up



Stampin Supplies


Flight of the Butterfly ~ Enjoy Every Moment ~ Happy Everything


Chocolate Chip ~ So Saffron ~ Cameo Coral ~ Certainly Celery


So Saffron ~ Whisper White ~ Certainly Celery ~ Cameo Coral ~ Retired DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Top Note Die ~ Little Leaves Sizzlet ~ Corner Punch ~ 1/4″ circle punch ~ 5 Petal punch ~ Backgrounds 1 Texturz plate ~ Butterfly Punch


Still Crazy for Cupcakes!

Today I am posting another Crazy for Cupcakes card. This is one of the cards from the Pop-up Kit we did for StampFest.

I will be showing a few more projects this week from recent stamp camps and StampFest while I do some mad cleaning and re-organizing at my house. I am trying to get caught up on all of my drudge work. My stamp room is a hot mess after hauling most of it to the Hampton Inn for our stamping weekend! I want no guilt next week, so I can play with all my neglected  goodies from the new catalog and a few more new sneak peak items from the new Holiday Mini that will be arriving mid week.

It is also convention week next week. I am not going this year, but I wanted to pamper myself with a whole week of stamping and attention to my business, my own mini convention of sorts. So, I hope to be posting some fun new stuff next week along with any news coming from convention!

Crazy for Cupcakes




Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Inks:Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red Stampin Write Markers, Black Staz-on Ink

Paper: Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss card stock, Raspberry Tart DSP







Thanks for checking in!











Final Deal of the Week!

Deal of the Week



This week’s Deal of the Week is the Heart to Heart punch for only $10.99!


Call or email to order this punch. Remember, this deal ends in less than a week on July 31st.






Crazy for Cupcakes



This is one of the Stamp a Stack cards that we did for StampFest.


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Inks: Black Staz-On, So Saffron, Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Write Markers

Paper:Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst Card stock and Saleabration DSP

Fun Stuff:So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Oval Nestabilities dies and Big Shot








Have a great Monday!









Autumn Days

Autumn Days


Here is a card using only the stems from the Autumn Days set. I stamped the images once and then stamped again without re-inking. Then I cut the image out using the 1 3/8 inch square punch. The saying is tied on using our hemp cord that has been colored with the Dusty Durango marker. The Sahara Sand paper works wonderfully with the Soft Suede.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks:Dusty Durango and Soft Suede

Paper:Dusty Durango, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand

Fun Stuff: Hemp cord, Modern Label punch, 1 3/8″ Square punch















Circle Circus

Circle Circus


This is another fun new set called Circle Circus. I have to admit it is not my usual style so it was a little harder for me to come up with a design. The best way to improve your design skills though, is to work outside your comfort zone. I was fairly pleased with the finished piece. It is really a fairly simple card.

I used a lot of masking and cutting. The cut images were popped up to add dimension. The saying is actually inside the card showing through a window, punched using the new Modern Label punch.





Stampin Stuff

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Whisper White Card Stock

Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay Classic Inks

Fun Stuff: Modern Label punch, Scallop Circle punch, pop dots









Wings of Friendship


I am attempting to get back on track with regular blog posts, now that StampFest has come to an end. I hope everyone is resting up from the intense stamping that went on this weekend! If you attended, watch for a survey email later today.

There are lots of fun things coming from Stampin’ Up! over the next few weeks! The new Holiday Mini goes live September 1st and if you are a Catalog Club member, you will be receiving your copy in the next few weeks! If you aren’t a member yet for this catalog year, contact me to join instantly when you purchase the new Catalog and Idea Book for 2009/2010! You can earn a catalog and membership FREE when you host a workshop! Club members also get special product deals each month.

The new catalog is wonderful, awesome hostess sets, beautiful samples and artwork, wonderful new sets and new colors!  I must say though, that as much as I love the new catalog, the new mini catalog BLEW MY MIND! Yes, I was wowed by every single page, and there are 40 of them this time! I can’t reveal a whole lot, till it goes live, but let me say that there are things in this mini that you have never seen from SU before! New product lines and wonderful additions to the existing product line. GORGEOUS sets for Fall and Christmas, new die collections, new accessories, AND two additional Hostess sets that are must have’s! You won’t want to miss the Catalog Collections this year, Stampin’ Up! is really stepping up with some fabulous new offerings. Call me to get yours today!

I have some exciting new offers and Hostess goodies coming as well. Be sure to keep an eye on this blog and the upcoming news letter for details.

wings of friendship


I love these new In Colors! This is a card we made for Stamp Camp this month. The new colors are very rich.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Wings of Friendship, Oval All

Paper:Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock

Inks:Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry Classic Inks and Markers.

Fun Stuff:Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval Punch, Crystal Effects, pop dots.










Deal of the Week #4

Hodgepodge Hardware Kit


Stampin’ Up! is offering us a great deal of the week! Get the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Kit for  only $18.99! That is over 30% off of the regular price of $29.95. You will love the way these pieces add a touch of elegance to your projects. These kits were recognized in Creating Keepsakes Magazine for their great value and at 30% off, they are a steal! Call or email to order yours today. This price is will only be offered for 1 week!



Dreamsicle card


This is a fun little card that we made at stamp camp last summer. These are quick and easy to make.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Tart and Tangy

Inks:Only Orange Classic and Whisper Whte Craft

Paper: Only Orange and Whisper White Card Stock

Fun Stuff:Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, popsicle stick




Happy Stampin!