My Stampin' Up! Classes

Friday, January 31, 2014

Using tasty sorbet paper on a card

My friend and downline, Barb, created this pretty card with the Sweet Sorbet designer paper (a Sale-a-Bration item you may choose for FREE when you place a $50 order) and Yippee-Skippee! stamp set for her club this month. Do you see the Occasions Catalog items? Yep, you're right, if you guessed the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating Petite Petals Punch (page 33). These are available in a bundle that will save you 15 percent over buying them separately.
I can't believe it's the last day of January! I hope you enjoy your Friday. My kids will - they have the day off since their teachers are working on grading. It's also the last day to place an Online Order with this hostess code - 9M2ZB9VQ - to be entered into my February 1 drawing for Stampin' Up! free product! Thanks.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

'Tis the Season for great colors

Beware the kangaroo bearing gifts! Ha ha Just kidding. I love this stamp from a retired 2005 Stampin' Up! set called Happy Christmas, Mate! I have a thing for all things Australian, except the spiders and snakes.

 I started with a Chocolate Chip card and embossed the front with Pretty Print, then adhered 1" circles of Marina Mist. I used only those two colors to color the main image with the ink pads and blender pen, adding silver dazzling details to the shoes, hat and gift (that's hard to see!). I used the Circles Framelits to die-cut the kangaroo after stamping it.

I combined two challenges for this card - 'Tis the Season color challenge and Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge. There's a day+ left for the CCMCSpring14-01 challenge and you have two weeks for 'Tis the Season.
You can see I kinda turned around the sketch to make it work with this stamp set. I love challenges as starting points to creating one-of-a-kind cards! Now it's your turn. Create a card and link it to these blogs. And have a happy day!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

All you need is scissors with this card kit

Why get your cards at the store? You’ve got 20 cards at your fingertips. They’re thoughtful, they’re beautiful, they’re handmade, and they take just minutes to make! The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit contains everything you need (minus scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for a variety of occasions. The kit is excellent for people who are just getting started as paper crafters, and also makes a great gift!
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit 134998
Price: $19.95

The Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit includes:

* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set  (see below) & clear stamp block
* Stampin' Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin’ Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure
You're always welcome to place an online order at your convenience via my Online Store at Use the hostess code 9M2ZB9VQ and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for more free SU! product of your choice! Thanks.

Weekly Deals can add up to Sale-a-Bration freebies!

Sale-a-Bration is here if you haven't heard already! That means you can choose a free item from the SAB Catalog for every $50 you order from now through March 31. If you're the kind of person who wants to get a good deal on what you buy for that $50, the Weekly Deals are for you!

Weekly Deals

I'd love for you to order via my Online Store at If you use this hostess code - 9M2ZB9VQ - you'll also be entered into my February 1 drawing for free Stampin' Up! product of your choice. Look here Saturday for the winner!

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 126985

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 125583

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Labels Collection Framelits Die
Item # 125598

Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Pool Party Classic Pad Item #126982
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Pear Pizzazz 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130011

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Winter Wonders Kit Item # 132567
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Sharing some bright yellow flowers from Flower Shop

When you buy the Flower Shop stamp set, which offers the same shape and size of flower in six different patterns, you can buy the coordinating Pansy Punch and make flowers till your hands ache. Of course, it helps if you line them up correctly - ha ha ha. Not like mine.

For this Daffodil Delight card, I used the Scallops embossing folder in the Occasions Catalog, as well as one of my favorite items - the Angled Tag Topper Punch (item 133323, $22.95). This card could be used for everything from Get Well and Thinking of You to a sympathy or birthday card - especially when you have the Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set, which is ALL greetings.
I'll be happy to get stamping after working on corporate taxes for a couple of days and meeting with our accountants. My right brain needs some one-on-one time while my left brain relaxes. Ahhhh... time to get inky.
Be sure to come back tomorrow. I'll have another card for the 'Tis the Season challenge blog! Please join us... you've got a couple of weeks to create something and add it to the challenge.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Perfect Blend for my oh so perfect friends

Would you like a warm cup of coffee, tea, maybe hot chocolate or apple cider? The Perfect Blend stamp set is great for making everyday cards for your friends.

The Gorgeous Grunge stamp set makes it easy to put spills on your projects. It can be artsy or have a purpose - covering oopsies! At any rate, the stamps are FUN.
From today thru March 31 is the BEST time to place an order of $50 or more because you'll get to choose ONE item for every $50 ordered from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog (below). There's some great stuff in there!!!
I have an order going in tonight if you want to text or email me with yours; or, you may always place an online order at your convenience via my Online Store at Use the hostess code 9M2ZB9VQ and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for more free SU! product of your choice!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Just a little something for a very special someone

I prefer cards with sentiments like this for my personal valentines. Sweet but not overly mushy. I'd give this to my hubby, kids and friends.

This was another of my card designs for my 20-card class Saturday. I had many new ladies who had never stamped, and using the Chalk Talk stamp set with coordinating framelits was a WOW!, as was the Framed Tulips frame on the Pink Pirouette card front. The little piece of designer paper behind the tag is from a Thanksgiving table setting kit that was in the Holiday Catalog. Nothing like re-purposing! We used Strawberry Slush ink on the tag and a little knot of stitched white ribbon that was adhered with a mini glue dot.
If you want to make the most of your next order, make sure it reaches $50 so you can get a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration Mini Catalog, starting Wednesday, January 28. I'll have an order going in that day if you want to text or email me with yours; or, you may always place an online order at your convenience via my Online Store at Use the hostess code 9M2ZB9VQ and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for more free SU! product of your choice!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I freakin' love Gumball Green!

With 10 different card designs needed for my 20-card class yesterday, I turned to my Yippee-Skippee! stamp set for this fun sentiment. The ladies loved it!

The Gumball Green card base was run through the Decorative Dots embossing folder (a Sale-a-Bration freebie when you order $50 starting Wednesday - and I have an order going in that day!). Then I added a 3" x 4" piece of Watercolor Wonder designer paper that's in the Occasions Catalog. A 5" strip of stitched Gumball Green ribbon finishes the card. Simple and sweet and dotty! Love it!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

I don't believe that it's your birthday

How cute is that little cake on top of this See Ya Later sentiment? I used markers to ink it up separately, fussy cut it, and popped it up with dimensionals. You can earn the See Ya Later stamp set for FREE during Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration Event, which starts January 28. For every $50 you order, you'll get to select a FREE item from the SAB Mini.

The Perfect Plum card body was made running a 6" x 6" piece of card stock through the Label Thinlit in the Big Shot. The Whisper White layer was die-cut using a frame in the same thinlit pack, as was the Summer Starfruit arrow. And if it's birthday cards you're making, you'll want to own the Birthday Basics designer paper - there are sheets of party hats, balloons, and yes - candles. (Item 130145, $10.95)

Place your order here - Use this hostess code, 9M2ZB9VQ, and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for FREE SU! product of your choice.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fresh Prints Six-Sided Sampler

Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Real Red really POP together! They are three of the four colors (the fourth is Crumb Cake) that make up the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (item 132996, $6.95). There's a little hiccup in the "h" of the hello. I'm not sure if it came that way or I knicked the rubber when trimming my stamps. :-(

I first embossed the front of the card with the Honeycomb folder, added a strip of Crumb Cake, and a few Hexagon punched pieces. I added a bow of 1/8" Whisper White taffeta with a mini glue dot and finished the card with a sentiment from Six-Sided Sampler. I punched it out with the Small Oval Punch (item 120908, $12.95).
I'm looking forward to Saturday's 20-card class. It's full - mostly with new people!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Duck, duck, GOOSE!

I love the earthy tones of Soft Sky and Crumb Cake together in this card. I could see using this for Thinking of You, a birthday card, and even a sympathy card.

I stamped this Canada Goose from Wetlands in Early Espresso ink, and punched it out using the 2-1/2" circle punch. I added a little Soft Sky foliage too. When you need a lot of cards fast, a design like this will make your life that much easier!
To order the Wetlands stamp set, or any other Stampin' Up! product, you may visit my Online Store at Use the hostess code of 9M2ZB9VQ and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for FREE SU! product of your choice. Sweet!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You mean the world to me

I think the Love You More stamp set has become my go-to favorite for valentines and just cards filled with love for my family and friends. Who can beat that sentiment? I love it.

I started with a Whisper White card and added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Watercolor Wonder designer paper. Another Occasions Catalog item used on this card is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch  (item 133324, $22.95). Then some chevron ribbon and Cherry Cobbler-Whisper White Baker's Twine finish the tag (oh, and the little Real Red heart is from the Owl Builder Punch). I used Island Indigo and Real Red markers for the main image.
You won't find the Love You More stamp set in any catalog. It's a special promotion only available till January 27. Look below for more details.

A Whole Lot of Love

We love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we? It's a chance for us to say "I love you." And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone. We're here to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.
Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.
The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.
 Item Description Price
 131850 Love You More Stamp Set (Wood) $21.95
 131853 Love You More Stamp Set (Clear) $16.95
 134611 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood) $15.95
 134614 Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear) $11.95
 134617 Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood) $9.95

 Item Description Price Includes
 134610 Sweetheart Treat Bags  $4.95 12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker's Twine
 132162 Monster Hugs Boy $5.95 18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163 Monster Hugs Girl $5.95 18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609 Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes $5.95 12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)

To order any Stampin' Up! products, please visit my Online Store at Use this hostess code - 9M2ZB9VQ - and you'll be entered into my February 1 drawing for FREE SU! product of your choice.

Oops! Weekly Deals a day late

I hope your week is going well. I had a 10-card class yesterday morning, so I forgot to post this week's Weekly Deals! These are good thru Monday. To order, please visit my Online Store at and use hostess code 9M2ZB9VQ to get entered into my February 1 drawing for FREE Stampin' Up! product of your choice. Thanks!

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Item # 130034

Regular Price: $28.95 US/$37.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $21.71 US/$28.46 CAN

Extra Large Oval Punch Item #119859
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Item # 127555

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Shaker Frames Item # 124155
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$20.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$15.71 CAN

Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US.$4.88 CAN

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Item # 131172

Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template
Item # 129013

Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I love BIG greetings!

This is my second post today, so be sure to check out the other one after reading this! I have several cards and finally got a chance to take photos of them, so I'll be posting them each day this week.

I LOVE the huge birthday greeting in Another Great Year stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. I chose to simply stamp it in Tempting Turquoise ink and embellish with rhinestones. I used the Banner Punch (2014 Sale-a-Bration item - you can get it starting Jan. 28) and Silver Foil paper, adding more rhinestones there. Another new item - the Arrows embossing folder, which I felt mimicked the little banners.
Some of you may know I share a vendor booth at a local antique store with my niece. We've been having lots of fun with it. I try to get holiday items in as they roll around - so I've been working on Valentine's Day. I'd found this heart tin last week and decided tonight to make some banana-chocolate chip muffins.


I think they're so adorable! I washed the pan and it'll go in our Booth 6 along with other goodies this week. If you want to check us out (and "LIKE" our page) please visit Thanks!

American Ink swaps late but not lost!

Well, I'm just now catching up by taking photos of cards from my last American Ink team meeting. The top card was a make and take provided by Kim. She used two upcoming (next week!) Sale-a-Bration items - the banner punch and the stamp set See Ya Later.

Frankie used the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack - another SAB item - on this card. That's a stamped cork flower! Go figure. The accessory pack comes with 30 yards of twine (10 yards each of Crisp Cantelope, Pool Party, and Summer Starfruit). Frankie "fringed" the Pool Party twine.

Barb gave us a manly birthday make and take, I love sanding the Core'dinations Cardstock - especially with this Woodgrain embossing folder.