Monday, September 3, 2012

Spooktacular Offers For You

Its a Spooky Offer and it Can Be Yours!!! 

It's always more fun to Stamp with Friends!!! 
When you join Stampin Up before September 16th, 
you will recieve this HOWL-O-WEEN Printers Tray 
That's a value of over $60..... FREE for Joining My Team
for a low $99!!!

This exclusive kit contains the perfect Elements of a 
Spooktacular Halloween Decoration! 
** Kit does NOT include ink.

You can only earn this special offer when you join 
Stampin Up HERE
before September 16th

Join to Stamp/Scrapbook with Friends, Join to take advantage of Demonstrator Discounts Join to take advantage of this offer or Simply Join to add more income for the holidays....


For a limited time, If you place an order with me for $300 
By September 16th

Not only will you receive ALL 5 spools of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
 in 2012-2014 colors FREE, but you will ALSO 
receive an exclusive 
"Adhesive Kit" 
from me as an added gift! 

Join the fun now and enjoy the benefits of being 
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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back To Spool Time

This Months Offer has Great Benefits. 
During this month only, Get a Free Spool of the new 
2012-201$ In Colors 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
with each $40 Purchase- Get All the Colors Now
while supplies last. 
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Stampin Hugs 


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!

That's It! I've hoped this day wouldn't come
so soon, and HERE WE ARE! 
My first born son is officially 15!!!! 

{Enter Earth & Glass Shattering Noices and add a couple Tears! Snif. Snif.}

Anyway... though I may have my own 
personal issues with today 
(i.e. Im OLDER, He's growing up too fast, IM OLDER
he's off to college and moving out soon, etc...)

It is a quite fitting occasion to CELEBRATE!?! 
RIGHT??? :)

Today's CAS Wednesday uses my Favorite.... 
Punches and my new FABULOUS Cupcake Builder (#121807)
2 minutes and simple- Very universal!
This card can even be considered Masculine card!!

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock (#100730),  Tangerine Tango (#111349),
Pacific Point (#111350), Old Olive (#100702) and Daffodil Delight (#119683)
Ink: Basic Black (#126980))
Tools:   Cupcake Builder (#121807) ,  Scallop Edge Border (#119882), 
Decorative Label (#120907), Taffeta Ribbon (#119254) and 
Snail Adhesive (#104332.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Faux Pearl Techn{ink}

Hi Friends... Thank you for joining me for todays 
Techn{ink} Tuesday
Faux Pearl

I thought this would be a perfect Techn{ink} to try out. 
hand colored using Handy Dandy Stampin Up Markers and Chalk but 
after a little drying it took less than 10 minutes.

Here you go...

After stamping my image and hand coloring each detail 
I took a small amount of Shimmer Paint in Frost White (#116806) 
and using my homemade contraption of plastic wrap and a clothespin (giggle)

I began to dob lightly onto my stamped image
covering every nook and cranny.
I tried to tip the Shimmered image so you can see the Pearl effect.
**Allow to completely dry before building the remainder of your card**
Your colored image will now display a bit lighter once the Pearl takes affect

The image on the left shows the difference in the softened color now
that the pearl has dried.  
(You can probably see our wedding photo in the background)
Image on the right shows the pearl in the light. 

Here's an enhanced image to show all the details.
I'm proud of how it came out. Just sitting today to play with my "toys" 
added a few embellishments and I think it makes a perfect wedding card.

Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650 and Soft Suede #115318, 

Ink: Soft Suede #126978 and Frost White Shimmer Paint #116806 

Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595, Stampin Trimmer #106959Victoria Lace #118481, Glue Stick #104045, 
Dimensionals #104430 and Snail Adhesive #104332

Friday, July 20, 2012


So you have all seen my semi-intro to Scrapbooking. 
And Tonight Im holding a 
Scrapbook class at my home. 
I know due to distance or work schedules 
there are some people who are 
interested in Stampin Up products but 
cant always attend 
a class at my home...
SO.... THIS WEEK ONLY*** 7/20 - 7/27 
I'm keeping my Party OPEN to 
Online Purchases!!! 
This party is OPEN TO ANYONE who would like to join. 

Please take a look at the catalogs I 
have posted online - 
You are going to be amazed at what we carry!! 
There's definitely something for 
Ribbons for bow makers, fabrics 
and cutters for sewers, etc...

Heres the BONUS: I will be entering 
EVERYONE who makes a purchase from me of $25 
or more into a raffle for a FREE GIFT from me!
~I will select 3 people who purchase $25 or more to receive this offer~
If you spend $65 or more, you can not only take advantage 
of this months offer HERE
but ALSO receive a FREE INK PAD of your choice 
FOR FREE!!! (I will select 3 people who purchase $65
or more to receive this offer)
** Prizes MUST be redeemed before July 30th**

So not only are you able to participate in 
from where you are... but ALSO get the chance
to win FREE stuff!!!

NOTE: To place an order PLEASE EMAIL ME 
your order so that I can honor your gift redemption

You can find catalogs online, here: 

Annual Catalog: CLICK HERE

Espanol Catalog: CLICK HERE

Thank you sooo Much! And I would LOVE it if you could "invite" 
your friends and family to this event as well 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Joy Fold Filled Thrills

Happy Hootin Tootin Thursday!!!

There are TONS of birthdays coming my
 way in the month of August so I found this a perfect opportunity 
to turn up the notch and show you how to make this 
Joy Fold Fun card for our Thursday Thrill

I think its a great way to break away from the normally
displayed cards and show something 
down right Fun Folded! (giggles)

~ I also included a video tutorial at the end of this Post to better assist you ~

Taking a clean piece of 8 1/2 x 11 Not Quite Navy #101722 and 
cut down to 4" x 8 1/2". Score at 5 1/2" and fold. Set Aside

Next, using the remaining piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock
cut down to 3" x 8" and Score at 4". Set Aside

Taking your chosen DSP (Inside the card I used a striped piece 
of Razzleberry Designer Series Paper #117155) and cut down to 5" x 3 3/4"

On the exterior of the card (above) I used International Bazaar Designer 
Series Paper #126920 and cut down to 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". 
The solid piece of Lucky Limeade #122926 was cut down 
to 2 3/4 x 3 3/4" as well and added to the exterior of the smaller card. 

All in the details.... you see I added a Birthday Sentiment on the interior of the 
card in Rich Razzleberry ink #126950 and included some 
Brights Glimmer Brads #121006. 
On the front I attached some balloons and twine in Cherry Cobbler #123125

I figured.... I couldn't JUST make ONE, so I attached another lil guy 
on some little treats I will give to my sister with her present. 
He's So Cute, you wanna Just Eat 'Em UP!! 
...Well at least the candies, they would probably taste better! (Buhuuhahaha)

The Video to this tutorial:

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy #101722, Lucky Limeade #122977, and Whisper White #100730
DSP: International Bazaar #126920 and Brights Designer Series Paper Pack #117155 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Lucky Limeade #126984, Daffodil Delight #126944 and Tangerine Tango #126946
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 1" Circle Punch #119868, 
1/2" Circle #119869, Paper Pierce Pack #126187, 
Stampin Trimmer #126889, Paper Snips #103579, 
Bakers Twine Cherry Cobbler #123125, 
Brights 2/8" Glimmer Brads #121006, Snail Adhesive #104332
and Dimensionals ##104430
Stamps: Bring on the Cake (w: 121899 c: 121958)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Get Well Soon

It's CAS Wednesday and here I am 
sharing a simple yet 
thoughtful ensemble of
DSP and Get Well Soon Sentiment.

This card is simple enough to even make using your Scrap pile! 
PLUS.... it took less than 2 minutes!! 

Speaking of a quick 2 minutes, enjoy this quick tutorial I made for you

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock #100730, Lucky Limeade (#122977), and Calypso Coral (#126983)
DSP: Everyday Enchantment (#126154) 
Ink: Basic Black(#126980)
Tools:  Blossom Punch (#12563),  Postage Stamp (#122344), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309), Everyday Enchantment Brad Pack (Retired) and Snail Adhesive (#104332.)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Faux Silk-For YOU!

Hi Friends... Todays Techn{ink} Tuesday
Faux Silk

This Techn{ink} took less than 2 minutes and although I was a 
little uncertain about it in the beginning, Im so excited about how it came out. 

Lets get started

First you will take a clean piece of Tissue Paper and cut it down 
to the dimension you will need, I used a 5" x 5 1/2"

You can use which ever stamp you would like, but 
here I used Music Notes (#120327) with 
a little help from my Stampin Around Handle (#102971)
and dipped into More Mustard (#126964)

Once that was dried I crinkled and wrinkled it into the little ball you see
I unwrapped and did it a couple times to get my Tissue Paper 
very wrinkled

I simply unwrapped the Tissue Paper
**do not flatten and roughen out any wrinkles**
and I adhered to my 4 1/2" x 5" Very Vanilla cardstock
using my Glue Stick (#104045)

Once this was done, placing the card upside down to avoid ripping
I trimmed this portion of my card to its final size of 3 3/4" x 5" 
using my Stampin Trimmer (#126889)

After adding a few embellishments, I attached to a final cardstock 
of Not Quite Navy (#101722) cut to 8" x 5 1/2" and folded in half

Heres our final card and I enhanced the photo a bit to show the Faux Silk Detail. 
I think it came out quite beautiful. This card just sings to me, 
I hope you enjoyed this quick 
Tuesday Techn{ink}

Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318, 

and Not Quite Navy #101722 

Ink: More Mustard #126964, Not Quite Navy #126971 and 
Crumb Cake #126975

Stamps: Timeless Treasures #120615 and Music Notes #120327

Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Decorative Label #120907, Stampin Trimmer #106959, Stampin Around Handle #102971, 
Taffeta Ribbon #109070Victoria Lace #118481, Glue Stick #104045, 
Dimensionals #104430 and Snail Adhesive #104332

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Monday's a bit Sketchy....

Hiddee Hooo Kreative Krew!!! 

Happy Monday.... 
If you are a daily follower you know that I try to at least 
post once a day on my Blog. And well....My Mondays and Fridays
 are kind of a bit what you would say "under construction".... 
But I think I found a solution to my Kreative Block! 

There are like a Million Guzillion Trillion 
blogs out there for "sketch this", "sketch that", "sketch challenge here"
"scratch that challenge" there & "pick a color challenge instead" ...

These challenges are all over the internet for every day of the week 
and by the time I can even see straight I've already missed out on it
(maybe you would say...that's MY challenge!)

Its enough to swirl you into next TUESDAYS challenge...

Anyway, I just seek a challenge to break me OUT of my Kreative Block at times and help me discover new layouts I would have not thought of
or color ensembles that I would have NEVER put together.

So among all these blog challenges I'm introducing my own twist
~My Sketchy Monday~

Looking over these sites and possible layouts I want to embark on new 
personal challenges and they might spark interest of yours too. 
Maybe you hit that "block" occasionally and could use a little help. 

 Here is today's Sketch It Challenge.  
Found Here
I created this card using a 6x6 card layout and built from there. 
Not too bad, but here was a challenge I felt would help me break out of my 
anti-layering funk. The card was fun
but I can Definitely see this best as a Scrapbook Layout
***What do you think?***

Rules To Join Along:
Anyone can join!! Customers, New Friends and/or Fellow Demos
Challenges Must be done using SU Product Only (Retired or Current)
Please Link back to MY Blog from your Blog Post
Please leave your Blog address below in the comment field so we call all view 
your layout leave you a comment.... and most IMPORTANTLY
Have FUN!

And if there is a Sketch blog you would like me to consider
please send me an email ( and I will add it to our Sketch Monday Roster 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Fun Tutorial - Class Final

Hello there... I hope everyone is well. Today has been quite 
HOT to say the least in SoCal. 
Temperatures are rising, kids are more whinny and we have rain.... 
But its a great day to be Stampin with my Friends... That's YOU!!! 

Today's the last and final of our first Friday Fun Tutorial 
and today I wanted to incorporate all the useful
tools and techniques we have learned over the 
past three weeks into one.... So in the project we were working on, 
I'm sure you may have some scraps left over from your card. If you've been following
my Blog - You KNOW I Got Scraps! LOL
So Lets turn those Scraps into something Memorable....

Here I took the opposing side of my Designer Series Paper and distressed
the heck out of it! Really got in there sanding, pulling tearing and sponging.
I created a few corner photo holders and jeweled them

I used some of my stamps and decorated my Very Vanilla Cardstock. 

And here is my two page layout! What do you think? 
I made this as another page layout for my daughters Best Friend Scrapbook. 
I added a small area for her to Journal
and add a few photos, but still left her some 
room to customize it with names and so forth. 
She absolutely fell in love with it

I know we covered a lot of pieces here and I hope you truly learned something new that 
will become useful to you in your own card making/scrapbooking. 
There may be some of you that do best with a demonstration 
of the techniques performed. If so please 
email me at and I will be glad
to send you the link of my tutorial creating this 
two page layout. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue...

Todays Thursday Thrill.... 

Something Old, Something NEW, Something Borrowed and Something Blue...

When I started to build my Post for today I didn't have any intention of where it took me. 
In the end, I saw what I accomplished and 
the title was perfectly suited to what was kreated and great ideas to share. 

I took my Mixed Bunch(w: #125535 c: #125537) and Blossom Punch(#125603) yesterday afternoon and sat in my Kreative Corner
and so came to me....

Something Old...

You may have seen me post this ensemble before, I CAS'd this card from fellow Demo 
and good friend, Christena Bagne. When I saw this card I just had to recreate it! 
There is something about Daffodil Delight Im in love with....
Here I used BOTH  Mixed Bunch and Bossom Punch

Something NEW...

I took a piece of clean Crumb Cake(#120953) 
and using Crumb Cake Ink (#126975) began stamping 
my background image to create my own Designed Paper.
Then I attached that to my Rich Razzleberry Cardstock (#115316)
and added a strip of Floral District DSP(#126919)
Last I took Mixed Bunch Stamp, inked in Tangerine Tango (#126946)

Afterward, I used my 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119854) to pop out my image. 
Using a piece of scrap paper and my Snail Adhesive (#104332), 
created a small semi sticky strip to be my guide for the next step.

 You will place the Punched image back into the same punch using the handmade
guide then turning the scallop semi clockwise, punch again.
**The image will no longer be scalloped but now like a sun burst**

 Here is how your final punched image will look. 
Using the same stamp I used for my Crumb Cake background, 
I used Rich Razzleberry Ink (#126950) and created a small center for each flower. 
Using my Handy Dandy Stampin Up Markers, I added small sunbursts to the image with accent colors.

I also used the Blossom Punch (#125603) to create fun little 
leaves in Lucky Limeade(#122977)
and here is the completed card.

Can you find where I used my Blossom Punch(#125603)  in this card? 

Something Borrowed....

Still determined to find something unique and using the same Blossom Punch, 
I came across this GORGEOUS card created by 
fellow demo, LeeAnn's Happy Hibiscus
How unique is this beautiful card!?! 

LeeAnn used Stamps-Happy Hour(w: #126640 wc: #126642), 
Teeny Tiny Wishes (w: #115370 c: #127802)
Paper-Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade
Ink-Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, Word Window Punch, and Blossom Punch

Something Blue..

Using the same Blossom Punch, did you know you can create these too? 
I stamped my Mixed Bunch lacy image in Marina Mist (#126962) 
onto Vellum paper (#101856)
and using the Blossom Punch, I carved these elegant little Butterflies.
I adorned them with both size Pearl Jewels (Reg:119247 & Lrg: 125577)

 So there you have it, using just the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and Blossom Punch
how many different pieces can you come up with or have you come up with? 

I know there are TONS of beautiful possibilities out there, and when you are 
determined to sit and REALLY use what you have around... 
YOU TOO can come up with some amazing projects! 
Give it a try. 

My last but NOT least Thrill for today is I finally created my FIRST video: 
(please be gentle on me)

I hoped you found all this information helpful and useful. 
Thank you for joining me

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock #100730,  Very Vanilla (#101650), Crumb Cake (#120953), Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Lucky Limeade (#122977), 
DSP and Vellum (#101856) 
Ink: Daffodil Delight (#126944), Marina Mist (#126962) and 
Crumb Cake (#126975)
Tools:  Blossom Punch (#12563),  Scallop Circle Punch (#119854), Scallop Oval (#119856) Decorative Label (#120907), Pearl Jewels (Reg:119247 & Lrg: 125577), Brights Buttons(#119747) and Snail Adhesive (#104332.)