DATES TO REMEMBER

  • May 6: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • May 20: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from Occasions Catalog
  • May 31: LAST DAY to order from 2016-17 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog

Friday, February 28, 2014

Use It Up Season Of Style Express Yourself Banner Punch Anniversary and Birthday

Last day of my Season Of Style Cards! I love using up scraps! And the new Banner Punch in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is a cute way to use up little pieces of Designer Series Paper! You can get it FREE with a $50 purchase until March 31st and it will be in the 2014-2015 Catalog for $12.95.




Stamps: Express Yourself (hostess set)

Accessories: Scallop Edge Border Punch, Baker's Twine, glue dots

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Use It Up Season Of Style Hexagon Hive Thinlit Six-Sided Sampler Thanks

Day 4 of my Season Of Style cards. I bought the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die from the Occasions catalog right away, but I hadn't used it yet. Time to try it! These cards were a little putzy but fun to put together. The first card I put adhesive on the back of each little piece. The second card I got smart and put the adhesive on the card base inside each cut-out and then placed the piece. Much less mess!



Stamp: Six-Sided Sampler

Accessories: Label Bracket and Hexagon punches

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Use It Up Season Of Style Hip Notes Six-Sided Sampler Thanks

Day 3 of my Season Of Style cards with the last piece of Chipboard- a Scalloped Frame that I covered with gold ink and embossed with clear powder. 


Stamp: Hip Notes (Occasions catalog)

Accessories: On Film Framelits


Stamp: Six-Sided Sampler

Accessories: Window Frames Framelits, Label Bracket and Hexagon punches

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Use It Up Season Of Style More Merry Messages Chipboard, Labels & Ribbon

Day 2 of my Season Of Style & Chipboard cards! I didn't plan on making Christmas cards in February- these just happened! The squares reminded me of presents, I guess. They also use more labels from an old card kit.



Stamp: More Merry Messages

Accessories: squares of chipboard that were inside the scallop frames I've used on other projects, retired Old Olive Seam Binding, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that matches better in person than it does in the picture. :) 


Stamp: More Merry Messages

Accessories: extra piece from the Gift Bow die (from the Holiday catalog but still available to order!), Scallop Oval and Hexagon punches, 5/8" Organza Ribbon

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Use It Up Season Of Style Countless Sayings Show & Tell Chipboard

 After I did all the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cards, I decided to use up some scraps of the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack. I also found some stray pieces of chipboard so I worked them in too. The colors for all of these cards are Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Old Olive. A few have Baked Brown Sugar as well. 



Stamps: Countless Sayings 2, Show & Tell 1 (both are photopolymer sets)

Accessories: die cut chipboard from a Convention project I didn't use

The red card stock on the top card is textured so it makes the stamped image seem bumpy. I did use a marker to fill in some spots that didn't stamp well.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My Photopolymer Monogram Stamp

My new Photopolymer Monogram stamp came the other day and I LOVE it! Here's a picture of the actual stamp (with the protective plastic on both sides) and the stamped image on the back of a card (the copyright stamp is from another set). 


You can put anything you want on these stamps! 1, 2 or 3 initials in the center. Any words in the center. Any words around the outside. Make a return address stamp. Make a save the date stamp. Make a greeting stamp for a special occasion. It's up to you! They are $23.95 each. Here's the flyer from SU! for them:


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Use It Up Winter Frost Vivid Vases Dozen Thoughts Oh Hello

Here are the last two Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cards from my snow day stamping:


Stamps: Vivid Vases (Occasions Catalog), A Dozen Thoughts

Accessories: Rhinestones


Stamps: Oh, Hello

Accessories: Ovals Framelits, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Use It Up Winter Frost Big Wish My Friend

Day 3 of my Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cards:


Stamps: Big wish (Occasions Catalog)

Accessories: Neutrals Patterns Stack, Rhinestones, Large Rhinestones


Stamps: My Friend

Accessories: Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Today is the last day to sign up for the Stamp-A-Stack this Saturday!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Use It Up Winter Frost Countless Sayings Fitting Occasion Make A Cake

Day 2 of my Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cards. This time I'm sharing birthday cards.


Stamps: Countless Sayings 2 (photopolymer), A Fitting Occasion

Accessories: Rhinestones


Stamps: Make A Cake, Bring On The Cake

Accessories: Rhinestones

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Use It Up Winter Frost Festive Flurry A Dozen Thoughts Snowflakes

We got more snow overnight and this morning, so it seemed like a good day to do some stamping! I had four sheets of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper from the little stack that was in the Holiday Catalog so I started planning my cards around them. I cut the sheets in half and challenged myself to make eight different cards with them that would also use some labels from old card kit. Here are the first two, which have snowflakes so they're appropriate to share today! The colors for all these cards are Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.



Stamps: Festive Flurry, A Dozen Thoughts

Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Frosted Finishes Embellishments (top card), Hexagon Punch, Rhinestones (bottom card)

Check back for more cards all this week! And don't forget the February Stamp-A-Stack is this Saturday! Sign up by Wednesday. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

February 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit!



I can't wait to get mine! If you aren't a subscriber yet, go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up. Please choose me as your demonstrator! And great news...the FREE marker special has been extended to March 31st! Woohoo!

Friday, February 14, 2014

That's The Ticket Hearts A Flutter Valentine's Day Banner Card

Happy Valentine's Day!


Stamps: That's The Ticket, Hearts A Flutter

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Silver, Whisper White

Accessories: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Glimmer Paper, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Ticket Duo, Scallop Oval, Small Heart, and Itty Bitty Shapes punches, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Petal Parade See Ya Later Sweet Sorbet Scalloped Tag Swap

We always do a swap for our Stamp Share. I love seeing everyone's cards and getting new ideas! Here is my card, which I CASE'd from Pinterest with a few small changes (card base color, DSP pattern, placement of circles).
 
 
Stamps: Petal Parade, See Ya Later (both SAB)
 
Colors: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
 
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (SAB), Scalloped Tag Topper (Occasions Catalog), 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Just Sayin' Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Closure

Last night was our Stamp Share and I did one of the make & takes. I've been seeing lots of cards made with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch lately, where the punched pieces come together and are tied with a ribbon. They've all been tall (portrait) cards so I decided to make mine short (landscape).



And here's another variation, a gate fold:



Stamps: Just Sayin', Perfect Pennants (inside of gate fold card)

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Word Bubbles and Hearts A Flutter framelits, Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (Sale-A-Bration)

When you use the Tag Topper Punch, it takes off about 1/8". To make sure the tag parts lined up correctly, I scored one end and then brought the other end to it, rather than scoring both ends and hoping they'd match.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Chevron Border Love Banner Blast Cover-Ups!

I finally did some stamping! Our Stamp Share is tonight and I'm doing a make & take as well as taking part in the swap. Of course I can't share them yet, but check back to see them soon! I had a few pieces and parts from other projects and decided to use them to make some cards. Remember this Chevron Punch card from the December Stamp-A-Stack? This is what I made out of the card bases where I didn't get the punch lined up quite right:
 
 
 
Stamps: Banner Blast
 
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Champagne
 
Accessories: Glimmer Paper, Expressions Thinlets (from the Holiday Catalog- no longer available), Chevron Border and Banner punches, Baker's Twine
 
The border on the sides is made with two pieces of card stock punched with the Chevron Border Punch and then "woven" together. Very easy to do and a great fix when what you wanted punched isn't lined up quite right! Another example of "there are no mistakes in stamping, just creative opportunities!"


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NEW Personalized Photopolymer Stamp!

Introducing...a new Personalized Photopolymer Stamp!
 
 
With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
 
* Address stamp
* Thank you
* From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
* From the kitchen of
* Made with love
* This book belongs to
* From the desk of
* Just married
* Save the date
* Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
 
Check out our newest offering:

Item 
Description 
Price 
 132852 Circle Monogram Stamp $23.95 
 
Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.
 
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Monday, February 3, 2014

The Stairs Are Finished!

The new stairs are done!
 
 
Check out the new chandelier! I am so glad John put it up right away.


 
 
Looking down the stairs...looking up the stairs
 
And the best part is Sydne goes up and down the stairs now!