New Product Alert…and a new Stampin’ Up! Special…

A new month brings two new promotions!

First of all, check out this adorable cookie press!

I have seen the cookies made with this in person (demonstrators have the opportunity to pre-order new items – another perk of being a demonstrator!). They are large, and gorgeous!

The other exciting special features our Simply Sent kits. If you are not familiar with these kits, you should  be! Great for the beginning stamper, or crafter on-the-go! Each kit comes with everything you need to create 8 gorgeous cards. They are pre-cut, pre-punched – all you do is stamp a sentiment and assemble! Could not be more simple! This month, buy two kits – get a coordinating 2-stamp set FREE (a $9-10 value!)


Call me – or order online today! This is a great deal!


Punch birthday…

For this birthday card, I wanted a bold look. What better way than to pair up Old Olive and Peach Parfait? This card uses the fantastic Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch (item 122464) for a great focal point on this card! 1/2″ Stitched Poly Ribbon in Peach Parfait (119264) dresses this up. The sentiment is from the current Hostess Set called “Happiest Birthday Wishes” (my new go-to set for birthdays!). The sentiment is punched with the Modern Label punch (119849) and layered on the DSP punched with the Decorative Label punch (120907).  The DSP is from a retired In Color hostess patterns pack, which is no longer available. However, you can use item 117158 – the Paper Stack with the 2010-2012 In Colors (the Paper Stacks come with 40 two-sided 12×12 sheets – 4 in each color).  For the flower centers, I used our Rhinestone Brads (119246), and colored them with marker.


Wisteria Wonder, My Friend…

Continuing my love affair with the new IN colors – this card uses three of my favorites! (Who am I kidding – I LOVE them all!!)  Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Wisteria Wonder deliver a beautiful combo in this simple Thank You card.

The My Friend stamp set is a MUST have, in my opinion! How versatile this set is! The leaves and the teardrops (on the Pool Party layer) both come from this set. The leaves were dressed up with a random sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. The sentiment is from the set Curly Cute (item 117014/Wood, 120510, Clear). This 5 piece sentiment set has you covered for every occasion! Love it!

Some sponging, corner rounding, and layering the sentiment on dimensionals with the Modern Label punch and Large Oval punch complete this card.

Reminder – the buy THREE, get one FREE Designer Series Paper special ends Wednesday, 8/31. Stock up on some gorgeous paper!


Stamp Sets: My Friend (wood: 122585, clear: 122587), Curly Cute (item 117014/Wood, 120510, Clear)
Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Punches: Modern Label (item 119849), Large Oval (item 119855), Corner Rounder (item 119871)
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Dimensionals

Live, Laugh, CASE!…


This is another design we made at last weekend’s Stamp-a-Stack. Credit for this almost entirely goes to Carrie Gaskin over at Artistic Avenger. While I changed the orientation and details, the colors, the tag are all hers. (Thanks, Carrie!)

The gals loved this color combination! Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, and Tangerine Tango make this a great gender-neutral card (great for a kids card, too!) The sentiment is from the stamp set On Your Birthday. The stars were punched using the star punches (on some of the cards, we used large stars, or punched out the small star from a large star, for an outline effect!) 5/8″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain, the 1 inch circle punch, and a brad make the top of the “tag”.

Thanks again to all who attended – we had a blast!



Pink Daisies…

This was another card we made at the Stamp-a-Stack last weekend.


This was done using a brayer, inked up in half Regal Rose and half So Saffron. Brayer over the stamp in one direction, then another. Just stamp and VOILA! Regal Rose, So Saffron, and Whisper White card stock, the sentiment in Chocolate Chip, with some Chocolate Chip grosgrain make for a simple card! The gals had a lot of fun with the brayer!

I also have a pic of some lilacs I picked from my gigantic lilac bush last weekend (if you look closely, you can also see them peeking out behind the cards I’ve posted recently).


Sadly, they are all gone now. However, for the two weeks they were in bloom, they smelled heavenly!



Stamp-a-Stack, part deux…

This is another card from the Stamp-a-stack at my house last weekend.


This one was cased from one I saw at a recent demo get-together. I believe Karen Graff-Povis made the original. I changed the color scheme and DSP. My stampers changed the flower to others in the Pocket Silhouettes set, and used a variety of other messages (I actually encourage them to “make it their own” – we had about 40 stamps on the table at one point! lol)

This one uses Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, and Whisper White card stock. The DSP is from Urban Garden. Basic Gray taffeta ribbon gives it some interest.

I think this was my favorite card of the night, personally. Very easy, economical, with a lot of simple punch!

Watch for more posts this week from the Stamp-a-Stack! If there is a delay, I’m having cheerleading tryouts this week – I had 60 girls show up for the first day of clinics today! It may be a long week…



Happy Mother’s Day!

This was a “bonus card” I had the ladies make at my Stamp-a-Stack this weekend. They absolutely LOVED it! Thanks to Dawn Griffith for the awesome video tutorial and measurements of Stephanie’s original design. I was pretty faithful to Dawn’s directions, with the exception of making the pot from Really Rust instead of Close to Cocoa. I think it gives it more of a terra cotta feel!



Card Stock: Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Almost Amythest, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Whisper White (on insert)

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip (on inside sentiment)

Accessories: Baroque Borders standard wheel, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Five Petal punch, TrioFlower punch, Signo white gel pen, dimensionals

Here is another variation of the same card. This one follows Dawn’s instructions, with the exception of the sentiment on the outside of the card:


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!