Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blog Hop!

"Welcome to the Paper Crafters Sampler Easter Cross Box Hop. For my Easter Cross Box I used the Greenhouse Gala DSP to create my cross,  I added the Easter Lily flower from the stamp set Fifth Avenue Floral.  I added Crystal Effects to the top layer of the flower.  I stamped and cut it out four times so that is was 3D.  I punched out the flower stems in Certainly Celery from the Two Step Bird Punch The banner is hand cut and stamped with Easter Wishes from the All Holidays.stamp set.   I hope you've enjoyed my Easter Cross Box. If you haven't done so already, be sure to check out the blog just before me which belongs to Lisa Hensley  select the "Click here to next blog" button below to visit the next stop on the hop.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hostess Ding Dong Valentines

Here's a fun quick Valentine that my daughter Shaelyn and I did last night for her class Valentines,  I know, I know really early huh?  You can never be too prepared!  Anyways,  buy a box of Hostess Ding Dongs.  (Loved these as a kid!) 
I remember going to the Hostess outlet on Queen Anne hill with my Mom and Dad and them buying out the store literally!
There were six kids in our family growing up so we always were able to open the freezer and pull out hostess treats!  Yumo!
Well,  back to the project and a little less reminicing!  So I used a 1 3/4 circle punch to punch out the image.  The image we found online, the hula monkey for the girls and the tye dye for the boys.  They are pretty cute, huh?  xoxo

We punched out small hearts and put them on with dimensionals and added dazzling diamond glitter.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Easter Wishes

The February 2011 sampler arrives February 10th. Once again our theme is "Easter Wishes" and focuses on ideas for the upcoming Easter holidays. You'll find sweet baskets and treat boxes along with beautiful themed cards and box sets.
Here's a little sneak peek at my project in February's issue. xoxo

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

Sale-a-bration is here! 
January 25th- March 31st 2011 
What does this mean for you?  FREE, yes you read that right FREE products!
{Spend}  $50.00 and earn one free Sale-a-bration product of your choice.
{Host} Host a workshop of at least $300.00 and earn one free Sale-a-braton product in addition to the generous hostess benefits
{Join} Join my team (Stampin Up!) by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-a-braton and get 15% off your starter kit!
Plus, get a bonus bundle filled iwth over %50.00 in FREE product!
Check out our Sale-A-Bration catalog

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Happy  Monday,  here's a cute valentine box.  I received the template from one of our gals in our
GoDiva's swap group.  I cannot remember who gave it to me but the box template was made by the talented Kerin Sylvester.  Here's a few more views of it.

Valentine Defined

Here is a card made from the stamp set Valentine Defined. 
Cardstock:  Real Red Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red
Stamp Sets:  Valentine Defined, Aviary (birds)
Accessories:  Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch,  Heart punch, dimensionals
heart clips from a friend!  xoxo

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Round 2 of the GoDiva's Card Swap

Tiffany Bauer

Kerin Sylvester

Becky Morris

Susie Wood

Stampin to share

No Name!


All these cards are made by all the new stamp sets from our Occasions Mini Catalog,  you can
view the catalog on the right of my blog... Have a great weekend!  xoxo

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Aviary Valentine

This cute little owl has captured many a hearts inside all these bird cages...
I just printed out the salutation for the top since I wnated to make it up.  You can use your Digital Studio
to do this. Here's the recipe for the card..xoxo
Carstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Stamp Set:  Aviary
Accessories:  Heart to Heart Punch, My Digital Studio, dimensionals

Monday, January 17, 2011

Springtime Vintage Fabric Pillow

Hi all!  this post is a cute pillow I had hangin around the house.  I chose to use our new Stampin Up Springtime Vintage Fabric to decorate it with. I have used all the new fabric, buttons and Seam binding ribbon.  I saw a pillow made last July at Covnention that inspired me to try this out and it was very easy.
I have used all three fabrics and cut the pieces to fit the size of the pillow.  I then threaded a needle and gathered the fabric to make the ruffles.  Then grab your seam binding ribbon and get some fuseable webbing from the fabric store to adhere the ribbon to the fabic.  You just iron right on to the fabric.  One the bottom row of ribbon I added another ribbon too, the Crochet Ribbon.
On the top I got out the Big Shot die and cut out different flowers and scallops from the Scallop Circle #2 die and layered them and then sewed buttons from the Spring Occasions mini catalog the Rosettes and Big Designer Buttons.

Here's what you need to make this pillow minus (you receive all 3 fabrics)
Springtime Vintage Fabric # 121817  $9.95
Seam Binding Ribbon  Rose Red #121884 - $6.95
                                         Baja Breeze  # 122331 - $6.95
                                                         Old Olive Satin Ribbon # 117288 - $ 8.95
                                         Crochet Trim # 118481 - $6.95
Buttons - Rosette Adornments - #121879 - 5.95
Designer Series Buttons - #119745
You can order these items to the right .........xoxo

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let the Love begin!

Let the love begin!  Happy Friday!  Here's bit of a challenge for you and me!  It's always hard to come up with a masculine Valentine card for you to try and quite easy.  I have just used the Big Shot die alphabet die Seriff Essentials. 
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Gray, Real Red, White, Red Glitter Paper
Ink: Basic Black
Stamp Set:  Your a Gem
Accessories:  3 Heart Punch, white twinning  xoxo

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love You Much

Love you so much is the stamp set of the day!  And we got a nice blast of snow last night so it looks just beautiful outside.  We don't get snow that often so it is nice to relish in the beauty of it while it around.  I know for some it is a headache but I love it!
Recipe for card:
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery
Stamp Set: Love You Much
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Chocolate Chip 3/8 Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Itty Bitty Punch xoxo

Monday, January 10, 2011

Round One of the Godivas Card Swap

Robin Merriman

Here is round one of the beautiful cards I received from my Godivas swap, what an incrediable group of talented women! 

Yuette Sanchez

Nancy Jo Clark


Michelle Guido

Cindy Westerink

Hope you enjoy all these lovely cards,  I have more to post in the next coming days!  xoxo

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Key to My Heart

I'm in an incrediable group of stampers called the "GoDivas" (Godiva) get it chocolate? Anywho, these are a group of very talented stampers and I feel very lucky to be stamping and swapping among them.  This is my card for our theme for this month.  I received my package today with all 29 new cards stamped with images from the new Occasions Mini catalog.  You will see a bunch as I post them in the next few days.  Here is the recipe for my card,
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: DSP Newsprint, Scallop Punch, Oval Die, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms, Your a Gem
All can be ordered HERE

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love is in the Air

Getting the Love going... today's card is a simple one for you.
Cardstock; Real Red, Tempting Tourquoise, White, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzaz DSP Bold Brights
Ink:  Real Red, Tempting Tourquoise
Accessories: Bold Bright Buttons, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Heart Punch  Pear Pizzaz Ribbon
Stamp Set:  Stamp Wheel I {Love} Love and I {Heart} Hearts.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Filled with Love Promo

Get ready for some Valentine stamping with our Stampin Up! Filled with Love promo! You'll be feeling the love!  Now thru through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle.  
 See all you recieve in the bundle HERE

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Framed Tulips

Good Morning... today's card is made with the new Framed Tuilp embossing folder from our new Occasions Mini catlog which you can order from today!  (see bar to the right to click on catalog to view)
Cardstock: Real red, Whisper white
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Basic Black, Real Red
Stamps: Sweetheart # 120415 Seasonal Sentiments
Accessories:   Heart Treat Cups #120435 Ribbon Daffodil delight #120928

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Pockets of Inspiration Sneak Peek

Hi all! 
Kicking off our January issue is "With Love...". An entire project sampler dedicated to the season of looooooove. Take a look at our eight lovely projects in the January issue.