Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration is HERE!

Can you believe it is January 28th?! And Sale-a-Bration has officially begun! YEAH!!!! And I know we have all been waiting for it, ALL YEAR LONG! If you haven't received your Sale-a-Bration catalog/brochure, let me know - I'd LOVE to be your demonstrator!
January 28 through March 31, 2014

Because there will also be new Weekly Deals beginning today, make sure you check out the PROMOTIONS link on my Stampin' Up! online store. And don't forget about the Clearance Rack too!


Feel free to stop over this weekend and make a Valentine's Day card. I believe there is some kind of football game this weekend (HA!), so when you are out and about this weekend, you can swing buy and make a quick card when you pick up your catalog! The dates and times are:

  • Friday, January 31, 2014, 12p-3p (while the kids are in school)
  • Friday, January 31, 2014, 5p-7p (on the way home from work)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9a-12p (getting those last minute supplies for the Big Game on Sunday)
Look forward to seeing you this weekend!

UPDATE: I've added the link on the right side and just below here so you can view the Sale-a-Bration catalog/brochure. Let me know if you want your own personal copy!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Card Set

Yup! That's right! Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration is just around the corner. One of the items that you can earn is this FABULOUS Designer Series Paper called Sweet Sorbet. It's available beginning January 28th. 

On Saturday, during our downline meeting we used several colors that coordinate with Sweet Sorbet. As many of you know, I absolutely LOVE Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers!

Here is the card I made for our meeting using the Sunburst Design.

The crafters had the option of using Sassy Salutations or Trust God Stamp Sets because most of the sentiments fit perfectly! We stamped the inside of the cards and the envelopes using one of the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.

After our meeting, I also made a few sets of cards using the Oh, Hello Stamp Set. I used the flower from this set to stamp the inside of the cards and the envelopes. Check it out!

You can click on the picture to enlarge it. Notice how different each card looks? We used the same Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper on the cards, but just changed the background color and ink! 

PERFECT set of cards as a gift! And so stinkin' easy using the Note Cards and Envelopes!


Supplies Used:
Note Cards and Envelopes, Item #131527
Whisper White, Item #100730
Basic Black Cardstock, Item #121045
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Item #131298
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock, Item #131294
Pool Party Cardstock, Item #122924
Summer Starfruit Cardstock, Item #126839
7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Item #129287
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Item #130021
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Item #130020
Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item #109070
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126846
Sweet Sorbet DSP, Item #133521
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Item #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch, Item #129406

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Blessed Easter

We made this EASY card on Saturday during our downline meeting. Can I tell you what a BIG hit it was? And we were able to play with a FEW new items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. (Check out the list at the end of this posting for the items used!)

There are SEVERAL great things about this card:
  1. The design came from the bimonthly magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to us. It is called "Stampin' Success" and it has the BEST ideas. All demonstrators receive the magazine and during Sale-a-Bration, it is a GREAT time to join!
  2. This card was able to be made in less than 10 minutes!
  3. We only used a quarter of each Tea Lace Doily. So that means we made FOUR cards with EACH of the Tea Lace Doilies
  4. The Blessed Easter Stamp is just one stamp, and it is available in wood only. However, tulips are such happy spring-y flowers and make such pretty cards... so, I cut the wording apart from the flowers. I will definitely be making more cards using this set, but I'll use a wording set like Sassy Salutations, Perfectly Penned, Four You, or the new Occasions Simply Celebrate stamp set. Talk about a GREAT gift set of cards for friends, family, teachers, and the like!

Supplies Used:
Blessed Easter Stamp, Item #133212 (WOOD only)
Whisper White Cardstock, Item #100730
Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Item #126842
Big Shot, Item #113439
Arrows Embossing Folder, Item #132187
Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Item #129399
Raspberry Ripple 3/8"Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126845
2012-2014 InColor Stampin' Write Markers, Item #126856
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #126974

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Crafters -

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here's a little treat we made on Saturday during our downline meeting.
Fast and Easy Valentine Treat

We added two pieces of Ghirardelli chocolates to sweeten the deal!

This was so easy to do! Let me know if you want to make this at YOUR workshop!

Supplies used:
Primrose Petals Cardstock, Item #126841
Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Item #126842
2012-2014 InColor Designer Series Paper Stack, Item #130137
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126845
Full Heart Punch, Item #119883
Sticky Strip, Item #104294 (This is a MUST!)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mini Muslin Bags and Christmas Ideas!

Crafters -

We had our downline meeting on Saturday. And what a GREAT time we had!
Nina demonstrating using Mini Muslin Bags
Sandie showing a few Christmas ideas
Audra showing a couple of ornaments

I'll be posting pictures of the cards we made later this week too. Hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin - Real Life

Ok, first, here is the December Paper Pumpkin using the Real Life Journal. SO COOL!
December My Paper Pumpkin - Real Life Journal

Did you notice the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper? Matches this kit PERFECTLY!

I made this card for our Associate Pastor and Children's Ministry Leader.

You see, they have been dating (none of us seemed to know this either) and well, on New Year's Day, he asked her to marry him and SHE SAID YES!!!! What a perfect way to start 2014, huh? Congrats to Pastor David To and Ruth Henry

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers

Crafters -

The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is one of my all time favorites. I use it for men's cards AND women's cards. The flowers in this set makes VERY pretty Birthday cards and the tree in this set makes a VERY handsome card for men.

The set also makes some very elegant sympathy cards. Can you tell just how much I love this set?

My friend Lynn Chapman made this card and was kind enough to send me a picture of it. Isn't it beautiful?

As you can tell, Lynn stamped in green, added a few punchouts for the flowers, and then included a few brads to really make the card pop!

Thanks so much Lynn for sharing your gifts and talents!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Special!

Crafters -

Wait until you hear this! Many of you know how much I enjoy the Paper Pumpkin kit that I receive each month. My Pumpkineers seem to enjoy the monthly kits too.

Of course, I add a little extra to the projects each month, which is why I'm sure they enjoy the projects so much! (smile)

Anyway, Stampin' Up! is making a deal so good, you will want to join as soon as possible!

How exciting is this offer?! AND when you join before January 25th, I'll send you a package of Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents. My Pumpkineers will tell you - we use these all the time to jazz up the cards!

Join Paper Pumpkin Now!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes are just the absolute best and easiest way to make a card! Check it out!

Thanks So Much Card
Using Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

I added the "Thanks so much" stamp from my Oh, Hello stamp set, using Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad. Then used my Elegant Butterfly punch on a scrap of Tangerine Tango Card Stock, added a Crisp Cantaloupe Bitty Butterfly punchout, a few rhinestones and viola! The card is so pretty in real life!

And so easy too! Took me longer to get out the stamps, stamp pad and punches than it did for me to put the card together!

And yes, this is one of the cards that we will be making on Saturday, January 25th. The RSVP date is Sunday, January 12th. See you here!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Occasions Spring Catalog

Crafters -

Did you notice the Occasions (Spring) Catalog icon on the right side of the blog? YUP!

It's effective TODAY!

Don't get me wrong, I am always sad to see Christmas stuff leave, but the items in the Occasions catalog are just so WOW!

And, for those of you who have been looking over my class schedule, the January class uses the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes.
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes
 Don't you just LOVE them?!

Gotta let you in on a little secret too... There is also Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
This little snapshot picture just does not do the paper justice. It is WAY prettier in real life. I think I may be combining the DSP with the Note Cards for my own personal stash too... 

I'm also working in my Craft Studio this weekend. Feel free to stop over on Saturday, January 4th, from 9am until 2pm to pick up YOUR Occasions catalog. As my thank you for you stopping over, you can pick out one of my retired card kits. The papers are retired, but Stampin'Up! quality NEVER retires!

Look forward to seeing you here!