Friday, July 31, 2009

Christmas Patchwork

This was another card we made at the Christmas in July Card Class this past week. I love this patchwork idea. Cut a piece of scrap paper to cover the Top Note Die for the Big Shot. Punch out squares of DSP. Cover your scrap with the Anywhere Glue Stick and attach the squares flush to each other. Put it through the Big Shot and layer with another color. Using the fine tip of your Stampin' Write Marker, make x's along all seams to make it look like you sewed it on the computer. Add a sentiment and your card is complete.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps:Season of Joy (110384), Heard from the Heart (111644)
Ink:Versamark pad (102283), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Marker:Chocolate Chip (100071)
Paper:Garden Green (102584), Merry Moments DSP (115672), Very Vanilla (101650), Chocolate Chip (102128)
Other: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Metallic eyelets (105319), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Paper Snips (103579)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #54

Here is this week's UDI (Utah Divas International) Inspiration Challenge. I love this picture of the cake and I decided to take colors and birthday theme and run with it. I used Circle Circus and On Your Birthday stamp sets. I took a scrap piece of paper and covered up a portion of the card and then stamped my circles. I put a thin piece of Basic Black card stock to cover up the line left between the stamped images and the white card stock and then added the riboon over top of that.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: On Your Birthday (111664), Circle Circus (115778)
Ink:Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo (115656)
Paper:Basic Black (102851), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730)
Other:Scallop Circle Punch (109043), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (104401), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (104403), Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115611), Pop-up Glue Dots (104183)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A White House Christmas

My husband calls this the White House Christmas card because he said it reminds him of their annual ornaments. For this card I used Real Red and Night of Navy. I textured the Night of Navy with the Big Shot and colored the stamp in with both colors. The stamp is from the Holiday Best Hostess Level 1 stamp set. You can earn it FREE with workshop or personal sales of $150.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Holiday Best (115364) (hostess level 1 set)
Markers: Real Red (), Night of Navy ()
Paper: Real Red (), Night of Navy (), Very Vanilla ()
Other:Big Shot Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Texture plates (115962), Designer Label Punch (107590), Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Final Deal of the Week!

July 27th-July 31st
Buy the Heart to Heart Punch (113694) for only $10.99 (reg. price $15.95).

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Monday, July 27, 2009

A Rich Razzleberry Christmas

Tonight is a Mom's Night Out and we are celebrating Christmas in July. We will be making the Rich Razzleberry Christmas card above. I love this new color and its versatility. Look for more Christmas in July ideas coming up in the next few days. It is never too early to get those cards completed.

Keep Stamping.
Stamps:Season of Joy (110384)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Rich Razzleberry DSP (115685), Whisper White (100730)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

I used the True Random Number Generator and our lucky winner is Jan!! She placed the 4th comment. You can see I copied and pasted the information below. Thanks for playing. Jan, please e-mail me ( your mailing information so I can send your goodies to you.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rock 'n Roll Razzle Dazzle

Playing with Razzle Dazzle again. I used the Rock 'n roll technique for this card. I stamped my image into Crushed Curry and then rolled the edges around in the Dusty Durango and then stamped. To do the ribbon, I took the Dusty Durango Polka Dot ribbon and just wrapped it around my card. I then cut a small piece of Crushed Curry and tied a knot. I love the effect it makes with the two ribbons.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (116714), Thank you Kindly (111700)
Ink: Crushed Curry (115659), Dusty Durango (115654)
Paper:Dusty Durango (115321), Whisper White (100730)
Other: Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115614), Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115609)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Winter Post at the Beach

Every year on our family beach trip, my mom, sister and I make our Christmas cards. This way, we stamp together and have our Christmas cards done in plenty of time for the holidays. I keep my cards very simple because we send a lot of cards out each year. This is the card for Christmas 2009. On the inside I will be adding our family picture as well as our update letter. I love the vintage look of the Winter Post Stamp Set.

Keep Stamping,

Stamps: Winter Post (111780), Lovely as a Tree (115026), All Holidays (114916)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (105214), Chocolate Chip (100908), Close to Cocoa (103139)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy (105123), Kraft (102125)
Other: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Aqua Painters (103954)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Waterfall Card: Inspiration Challenge #53

I am a member of the UDI (Utah Divas International) Inspiration Challenge Team. This week the challenge was this beautiful waterfall with rainbow. I took a different approach this week and was inspired by the thought of the waterfall. I decided to make a waterfall card. It is really a very simple card to make but makes a BIG Wow! Club Girls, this is going on my list of things to do.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Circle Circus (115778)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656), Rich Razzleberry (115658), Crushed Curry (115659), Dusty Durango (115654)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (115675), Whisper White (100730)
Other: 1/16" Circle Punch (101227), 5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads (112534), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115613)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I am celebrating my birthday and for being close to 4000 blog hits, so I am giving my first blog candy away! I am giving away the Make it Count Stamp set, a sample of each of the In Color Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and 1/2 sheet of each new In Color Cardstock. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite thing is in the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog. I will randomly select a number on Sunday, July 26th and post the winner. The winner has 24 hours to e-mail me their full name and address so I can get it in the mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keep Stamping,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Matted Picture

I had this picture of my kids taped to the wall in front of my stamping space (as you can see my daughter looks very happy). As I was playing with the Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set, I decided I wanted to make the picture prettier. I matted the picture on Mellow Moss and then on an 8 1/2"x11" piece of Chocolate Chip. I used my Lovely Letters Alphabet "M" and then stamped the memories definition from Define your Life on the bottom left corner in Chocolate chip. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up all my images. Then, to finish it off, I used the Razzle Dazzle stamp in Chocolate Chip and added it to the last three corners. At Wal-Mart I found the 8 1/2"x11" Diploma Frame which I love! It has the open glass around the picture so you can see the wall color behind it. Not my kids have a special place in my stamp room. Now my husband wants to know where his picture is.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Going Neutral

I was playing with the Razzle Dazzle stamp set and decided to stick with Going Gray and Basic Black. I love the look of this card. It seems muted but sophisticated. This is a card that can be used for any occasion.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Razzle Dazzle (116714)
Ink: Going Gray (103274), Basic Black (101179)
Paper: Going Gray (108588), Basic Black (102851), Whisper White (100730)
Other: Silver Brads (104336), 1/16" Circle Punch (101227), Photo Corner Punch (109042), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Dimensionals (104430)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Stampin' Space

I have my own small space downstairs, but it is ALL mine!! I mentioned to my husband that if I reach my lofty Stampin' Up! goals this next year I think I need to convert the whole room downstairs into my stampin' space. He just gave me a look and started to laugh. I am not giving up. My customers keep telling him too. With more than 6 or 7 downstairs, it gets a little crowded. It is a good thing we all get along so well.

We have now decided to make the other side a "classroom" space and we will be starting on it the beginning of August. I will post again when it is all finished.

I love looking at how other people organize their space so I thought I would share some pictures of my space with you. It is still not exactly as I want it, but for all of you that craft, it never is. It is a constant work in progress.

Keep Stamping,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Masculine Thinking of You

One of my downline members just lost a family member. I made this card just to let him know I was thinking of him.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Sincere Salutations (115068)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Paper: Garden Green (102584), Basic Black (102851)
Other: Big Shot Machine (113439), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 textured plates (114512), Scallop Circle Die (113468), Stampin' Up! Little Leaves Die (114511), Gold Brads (104337), Photo Corner Punch (109042)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Notepad Covers and Pens

Okay, Clubs for this month are now over and I can show our projects. With the new catalog unveiling, what else do you need but a matching pen and notepad cover. You have to have something to write all the stamps you NEED in. We used new In Colors to complete our projects. The ladies all had a great time and I think their notepads will get a lot of use.

I bought generic pens at Wal-Mart (RSVP pen wanta- be). If you cut a small piece of DSP you can wrap it tightly around the ink of the pen and slide it inside and attach the screw top. This allows you to have a matching pen and pad set.

Keep Stamping,
Stamps:Circle Circus (115778), Jumble Alphabet (115199)
Ink: Melon Mambo (115656)
Paper:Melon Mambo (115320), Crushed Curry (115319), Razzleberry Lemonade (115675)
Other: Photo Corners Punch (109042), 3/4" Circle punch (107217), 1" Circle Punch (109046)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #52

I made this card for my niece's birthday! I love those corduroy brads!! They are YUMMY!

Keep Stamping,
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz (113417), All Holidays (114916)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (115658), Crushed Curry (115659), Green Galore (102122)
Paper: Crushed Curry (115319), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Whisper White (100730)
Other: Summer Sun Corduroy brads (114343), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Photo Corner Punch (109042)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mini Starter Kit Promotion Starts TODAY!

Join Stampin' Up! today for only $85!!

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!

Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!

The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Business forms and tools

Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes

  • Four stamp sets
  • A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Card stock
  • Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
  • Five Classic Stampin' Pads
  • VersaMark Pad
  • Stampin' Scrub and Mist
  • Blender pens
  • Business forms and tools

These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!

Benefits of Becoming a Demonstrator
Whether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:

  • Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
  • Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision!
  • Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
  • Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

July 13th-20

July 13-20th you can purchase Square Fire Rhinestone Brads (#109112) for only $6.99 (regular price $10.95)!

Keep Stamping,

Monday, July 13, 2009

Movers and Shapers

At our group meeting we made this wonderful box! Catherine Harwood (another demonstrator) was visiting the area and did this box with us as our make and take. We used the Movers and Shakers die for the Big Shot. It is so versatile. I also learned that when you punch out the inside shape, it layers behind the matching punch as you see in the heart on the front of the box. To add a little more we used a textured plate for the Big Shot. We then added then scored the top and added a box so it ended up being a larger "matchbox". We used Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant for the colors.

Keep Stamping,
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