My Stampin' Up! Classes

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Baby's First Framelits are a blast!

I know a couple of people who are having babies this summer, so why not make cards ahead of time? Thanks to my friend and downline, Barb, I have a baby girl and a baby boy card. Barb brought these cards as make and takes at our most recent American Ink gathering.

 The sentiment is helped with two circle punches and some Whisper White baker's twine. We knotted the saying over a strip of silver ribbon, which is over three white scallop strips.

Same card, different colors. Barb brought us mini silver brads for the wheels, but I just used Brights candy dots (and you don't need to punch any holes!). Barb pre-diecut the buggy from Baby's First Framelits for us, since we met in a restaurant. I love it! Now bring on the babies! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Great week to get some framelits at a discount

Weekly Deals

Today, I'll be out and about making Stampin' Up! deliveries, fluffing my shared booth in the local antique mall and spending some time with family. I hope you have a fabulous day!

To make your day sweeter, check out these terrific weekly deals (only available thru Monday, June 30). If you'd like to order these items, please visit my Online Store anytime that's convenient for you - Thanks!

Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129396
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.96 CAN

Summer Possibilities Kit - Digital Download Item # 134705
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.77 US/$5.37 CAN

Monday, June 23, 2014

Work of Art


I still have cards to share from my last American Ink team gathering in Port Orchard earlier this month. This card was brought as a make and take by Frankie. It uses the Moonlight paper stack, and new In Colors Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. The sentiment is from the Work of Art stamp set (wood 134133, $29.95; clear 134114, $21.95).

I'm so proud of my son. He's taking driver's ed this summer and just got behind the wheel of a vehicle for the first time two weeks ago. He passed his first driving test, though it was stressful, he said. In addition, I've been gathering items from my home and studio for a garage sale. My hubby's leaving town for a few days, so I thought that'd be an ideal time to do it.

This summer is "light" for stamping. I have a card club meeting tonight, and will be doing a 20-card class July 12. I've got a fun road trip planned with my bestie next month. I can't wait!!!

I hope you enjoy this beautiful day and make the most of your week. As always, if you want to place an order, please visit my Online Store at There are all kinds of fun, new things to play with!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Viewmaster card

I received this beautiful card in the mail for my birthday and couldn't have been more pleased! My friend and downline, Holly, made this Viewmaster card (see the semi-circle punched on the right? Take your finger to move the white part down to reveal the entire message. So cute!

I turned the "wheel" once to review another word. The stamp set is a new photopolymer set called Endless Birthday Wishes.

I love the vibrant color and layers Holly used, as well as the rhinestones.


I'm hanging onto this card. I know how difficult it is to make! lol

Thanks, Holly. You're the best!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mini coffee cup FUN!

My friend and downline, Barb, brought this fabulous project for us to make at our American Ink team meeting. She ordered the mini coffee cups and lids from a restaurant supply company. They are the CUTEST!

Linda, one of my favorite credit union employees, smiled so brightly when I gave her this treat through the drive-thru. She told me she saves the 3d items I've given her, and even shares the goodies from time to time. lol

As you can see, we were able to stamp and punch a sentiment for the cup, as well as decorate it all around, including the lid. It's so adorable! Thanks, Barb.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

I prepped this cute and easy birthday card for a make and take at my most recent demonstrator gathering.


The sentiment and cake images are from the photopolymer stamp set Endless Birthday Wishes (only $13.95!). I stamped them using the Jet Black StazOn pad. Then I used a couple strips of the Moonlight paper stack (item 133701, $6.95) to add patterns and color to the card front. I colored the cake using an aqua painter and ink pads, then cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals. I CASE'd a card by fellow SU! demo Diana Gibbs. She used washi tape instead of paper strips.

I hope you have a great day! I've been filling out thank-you and birthday cards, and getting ready for a garage sale (which means clearing things out of my kids' rooms!).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dies, washi and ribbons - oh my!

Weekly Deals

There are some great products on sale for Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals. If you see something you like, you may order anytime via my Online Store at

Also, if you'd like to use some of the newest products on a regular basis, consider joining one of my clubs. They're starting a new round in August. You commit to purchasing $30 (before tax and shipping) of high-quality SU! products and receive a free catalog and hostess benefits at least twice during a 10-month period. It's fun too!

Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130017
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon Item # 127844
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

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

Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 131181
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127023
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Large Scallop Edgelits Die Item # 127019
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Sunshine & Sprinkles Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130668
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Sunday, June 15, 2014

For Dad the Traveler

This ship brings forth great memories of cruises my hubby and I have taken - several as Stampin' Up! incentive trips that I earned, and the very first one we took as an adventure to Alaska in 2007.

So I figured this Traveler card will be perfect for my hubby. I layered a piece of paper from the Moonlight dsp stack (item 133701, $6.95), on a Whisper White card. The ship from Traveler (item 134513, $19.95 clear; item 134510, $27.95) is stamped in Lost Lagoon (a new In Color) and layered on the same color card stock, then adhered to the front of the card with dimensionals and a banner punched out of Hello Honey card stock.

If you'd like to order any of these products, please visit my Online Store at Thanks!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ribbons and buttons on Weekly Deals

These Weekly Deals are good through Monday, so if you like the discounted prices, please order through my Online Store at Thanks!

Sale: $18.71
Sale: $9.71
Silver Basics Designer Buttons
Sale: $5.96

A green Father's Day card

There's nothing like an oak tree and embossed wood grain to say "Happy Father's Day." This card uses Gumball Green and Chocolate Chip card stock and ink. The greeting is from Delightful Dozen, which is now retired, but the tree is from Lovely as a Tree - a longtime favorite. This design was one of the 10 at my last 20-card class. It's quick, since we used the 2-1/2" circle punch after stamping the tree, and paper snips to make quick work of the banner.
I have an opening in my Card Club. We're going to be starting another round in August, so if you're interested, please contact me. You'll get a free catalog, a few projects to make each month at my studio, and hostess benefits twice during the catalog year. You just commit to ordering $30 in SU! product every month that we meet. That's it! Please email me at Thanks!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Perfectly Penned birthday

I celebrated a big milestone birthday this past weekend (okay, this past WEEK), and there were so many highlights. But my favorite thing was this card my hubby made me!

He said he found the already-embossed Crumb Cake layer, though he had to cut it down to layer on the card front, as well as the Very Vanilla oval. But he stamped everything, punched the ticket and added the antique brad and glimmer brads.

He even added this wavy Crumb Cake strip inside (another find in my file drawer). I love my hubby so much! He's the best.
I'm not one to fixate on age. It's more about how you feel, I think. And I feel young! What is nice, is hearing from all of my friends and family. I am feeling the love, and I truly appreciate it. Here's hoping you feel the love today!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Zoo Babies birthday card

My customers made two birthday cards for kids using the Zoo Babies stamp set and the Apothecary Accent framelit that fits the sentiment. They could add whichever color of candy dots they wanted. I love that these just stick on! No holes to punch.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Birthday cupcake

Here's a cupcake with sprinkles for a birthday card. It uses the now retired Create a Cupcake stamp set, along with the Build-a-Cupcake Punch, and a strip of Watercolor Wonder paper.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Father's Day cards

At my recent 20-card class, the women made several man cards. With the Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set, they could choose the greeting of their choice. Above, I used the Baby, We've Grown stamp set with Sweater designer paper and Natural Composition paper, and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch for the tag.
I used a Basic Black marker to ink up two of the three owls that make up a single stamp, then used an aqua painter and ink pad to color the owls.

This is the epitome of a quick card - a couple strips of designer paper and a Gumball Green stamped greeting punched out of Whisper White with the Word Window punch and layered on a Modern Label-punched piece of Gumball Green card stock.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Weekly Deals shine

Weekly Deals

I wasn't sure if Stampin' Up!'s weekly deals would continue with the start of the new catalog, so these were a pleasant surprise. There's glitter and silver ink and many other great items. If you'd like to order, please use my Online Store at Thanks!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130018
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter Item # 132205
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Champagne Glimmer Paper Item # 127885
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$5.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.46 CAN

Metallic Silver Encore Pad Item # 132142
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Metallic Gold Encore Pad Item # 132141
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$12.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$9.71 CAN

Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 126985
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.44 CAN

Twitterpated Kit - Digital Download Item # 129332
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN