Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stampin' Up! Clearance Sale

Who doesn't love a bargain! Retired merchandise at deep discounts. Find Rubons, Chipboard, Ribbon, Snowflakes and more on sale now. Shop conveniently on my website at then click on SHOP Now and then in the left column click on CLEARANCE RACK to see what great items are available.

Remember, this is while supplies last so if there is something you want, grab it! Items will be removed and replaced as inventory levels dictate so check back often to see what new items have been added or taken away.

All sales are FINAL no exchanges and no returns.

Shopping at the Clearance Rack is available only through my Stampin' Up! website where you can shop 24/7.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sweet Centers Birthday

How was your weekend? I went with my husband and his family to Disney's Food and Wine Festival this weekend and boy was it great! The food is just absolutely incredible and there were 27 different countries represented there. We do this every year and every year I love it more!

On to my post. I created this card for a client of mine. I have a birthday club that if you join, on your birthday you get a hand made card from me and a gift certificate for 10% off your next order. Contact me today to be added to the club!

This is one of my favorite color combinations. It is called Fire and Ice with the Real Red and Tempting Turquoise together. First, use the 1-3/4" circle punch and punch through the white and blue. Then stamp the balloon basket. Tie the ribbon around the white and blue cardstock and add adhesive to the back of the c/s. Put the sweet treat cup through the hole and fill it. Then adhered the entire piece to the red c/s. Finish it off with the cute little birthday tag.

This is a great way to use the Sweat Treat cup if you do not intend the recipient to remove what is inside the cup (i.e. confetti). The card was a great deal of fun but I was still learning how to best use this set. I have since learned how to make a slider pocket so the treats can be removed without destroying the card. My Stamp-A-Stack on Oct 24th we will be making an ornament card where I will teach this technique.

Stamp Set(s) - Sweet Centers, Sincere Salutations
Card Stock - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red markers
Accessories - Sweet Treat cup, 1-3/4" punch, Tag punch, 3/4" Real Red Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread

Friday, September 25, 2009

Animal Cracker Notecards

I found these adoreable notecards done by another demonstrator and decided to try them out. They are 3x3 cards that are great for kids but can really be used for anything. I had a lot of fun making these!
Stamp Set(s) - Animal Crackers
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Old Olive, Yoyo Yellow, Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Real Red, Basic Grey Close To Cocoa
Ink - Basic Grey, Craft White
Markers - Basic Black, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Going Gray, Ballet Blue,
Accessories -Watercolor Pencils, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4" Square, 1 3/8" Square, Ticket Corner Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin" Demensionals, 1/2" Striped Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Window Punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Hi Card

We created this card in last weeks Stamp-A-Stack. Super Cute! It will be lots of fun to send these out to close family and friends!

Stamp Set(s) - The More The Merrier
Card Stock - Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories -Only Orange, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black and Old Olive Markers; Scallop Oval Punch; Small Oval Punch; Large Oval Punch; Basic Black 1/4' Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The More The Merrier Birthday Card

I created this Birthday Card for a Guy friend of my husband and mine. Cards for guys can always be difficult but I really like this one. I pushed the line for male cards with the ribbon so you can remove it if you think it is too much.

Stamp Set(s) - The More The Merrier, Small Script (retired)
Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy, Apricot Appeal, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, word window punch, watercolor pencils, 1/4" grosgrain whisper white ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Retired Stamp Sets For Sale

I created a sister site On this blog I have posted retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and Accessories that I am selling to make room in my craft room. Please check it out and let me know if you are interested in anything!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sweet Centers-Halloween

The Holiday Mini Catalog has a great deal of amazing new items! I just went nuts and will post different cards and projects as I get through all my goodies. Here is the first.

The Sweet Centers Stamp Set along with the Sweet Treat Cups are a fun gift. However, as I played with the Sweet Treat Cups, I found that if you create a card with treats in it as a gift the receiver has to completely destroy the card to enjoy the treat. So this is what I came up with as a solution. With the Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes, it will be fun to send to my nieces!

Front of the Card-

Inside of the Card-
I used the 1 3/4" circle punch to make a hole all the way through the front of the card. I traced the Sweet Treat Cup and cut out a circle to fit the back. I filled the cup with a treat and glue the circle I cut out to the back of it. This helps also with positioning the cup without losing all the items inside. (I had M&Ms everywhere till I added the back). I used a non-permanent glue to glue the cup in place onto the inside of the card. This way the cup shows through the front and is easy to remove from the inside. Just as a note: I stressed the edges of the Old Olive with a Bone Folder.

Stamp Set - Sweet Centers, The More the Merrier (for the pumpkin on the inside)
Cardstock - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Sweet Treat Cups, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1 3/4" punch

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Give Thanks

I cased this on off Split Coast Stampers while looking for Halloween card ideas. It is so very simple but very cute! I look forward to sending this one to my close family and friends to let them know how Thankful I am of them in November!

Stamp Set: Holiday Best
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango markers
Accessories: Brads, Paper Piercer, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Mini Holiday Catalog

The new Holiday Mini Catalog is here! And it is incredible. I could not stop myself from buying many things from the catalog. Check it out at or contact me today to get a copy!