Thursday, January 31, 2013

Annoucing Paper Pumpkin!



It's Here!  you may have already heard about it or not but it is exciting news!

New Paper Pumpkin!

a kit by Stampin Up! it comes to your door monthly  in an incrediable box fully loaded with everything you need to create the suprise in the box! All the stamps, accessories, ink,  paper to create cards, decor, journals and more!

How do you started?  You can start now - sign up by going to www.paperpumpkin.com
Click on "Get It"
Make sure you put Julie Pitta as your Demonstrator so that I can help you with it.

Here's what to expect each month:

Each month Stampin' Up! will send you a surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (They've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive and scissors.
Each kit will take you on a 30-40-minute creativity escape. Then you can use the stamps and other things to make more projects on your own!
Stampin' Up will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
You need to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.) Once the ship date is passed you can no longer get that month's kit.
A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
You can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
        Here is the first kit you can order,  remember you can cancel at any time, but why would you?  



Afraid to commit each month? starting in March you can try Paper Pumpkin for a month for $16.95 - here's what the March kit is.....                                                                 



                                                Click Here to sign up monthly
                                        Click Here to sign up for a trial

                 With your Welcome kit you get a FREE acrylic block to    
                   use with your kits and stamping!  Try it you'll love it!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flower Trim



These beautiful new vintage flowers are so fun to play with.  They come on a strip of tulle approx. 2 yards at 5/8" wide.  You can cut them one by one which is done here.  Use your sponge daubers  and ink pad,  rub dauber into the ink, then right onto the flower to create a light coloring, the color used here is the So Saffron.  

Products Used:

Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Tea for Two designer series Paper #129311 for $10.95
Accessories-  Paper Doilies - #129399 for $2.95,   5/8" Flower Trim # 126869  for $6.95
Baker's Twine Whisper White # 124262- $2.95
Stamp Set -  Oh, Hello - Wood Mounted #130730 for $25.95 for Clear Mounted # 130733 - $18.95


5/8" Flower Trim # 126869 for $6.95  LOVE IT!




Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine Ice Cream Sandwich on a stick


Valentine's Day!/ So Cute!   Add a little Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine  and a hand stamped tag to this chocolate ice cream heart, whether it's for the kid's in the classroom or co workers, they will love receiving this treat!
Purchase ice cream sandwich bars at grocer and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter, then roll the sides into any cake/cupcake sprinkles of your choice, take candy sticks and insert.
 Put bag over top, tie with twine and add your tag.
Now how cute is that!

Products Used:

Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine -123125 -  for $2.95
Cello Bags - 102757 (4x6 )  - for $4.50

Do a little shoppin HERE

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sycamore Street



Sale A Bration is under way!  Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Buttons and Ribbon and Madison Avenue stamp set are all a part of the  freebies you can earn by ordering $50 or more.

Check out the Sale-A-Bration Catalog  HERE

Products Used;
Sycamore Street  Designer Series Paper #127540
Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack  #130812
Madison Avenue Stamp Set #129660
Soda Pop Tops #129388 - $3.95





Friday, January 25, 2013

Chalkboard Frame Class


Here's what will be making at the February 8th class (pic above) If you are local and would like to sign up, go to my website to register.   Click - Here



When out picking up frames for the class I also found these gold ones that I thought would be fun to spray paint and decorate.  Below is how they looked originally.  I used basic spray paint, a couple coats and then on the blue one used chalkboard contact paper in the center and added an embellishment from the new Artisan Embellishment kit.  Very simple.   

These frames are 5 x 7 and cost $2.99!  woo hoo!


Artisan Embellishment Kit - #129328  for $9.95


Toxic Treat Brush Stamp Set MDS - #129828



and here is the basic Krylon Spray Paint I used
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Happy Whale Valentine


Getting a little happy over here at Thoughts That Stick- happy that it's Sale A Bration and Valetine's time. The new Happy Whale Clearlit is so cute! I wanted to make the whales come alive so I took my paper snips and gave them each a mouth, added a blow hole and googlie eyes.  The fins were made by using the fish that is also included in the clearlit (see below).  Just cut the fish tail off and there you have it!





Products Used:
Cardstock- Melon Mambo, Tempting Torquoise, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder and Red Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set- Delightful Dozen
Accessories- Labels Collection Framelits #125598 for $26.95, 
Happy Whale Clearlit # 129403 for $7.50


Happy Whale Clearlit-  You get all these with it!
#129403 for $7.50

Remember it's Sale A Bration, so for every $50 spent you get to choose free product!


Click HERE to view all the freebies for Sale-a-Bration

Sale A Bration is the perfect time to join my Thoughts That Stick Team!

Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

Just $99.00!

 Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get
  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!.
That's a total value of $190!
Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin' Up! you'll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit—that's 25% more for 25 years of making a difference in our demonstrators' lives!

                                             Click HERE to join!





Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale A Bration is Here!


It's Sale A Bration time at Stampin Up!  That means freebies for you!  For every $50.00 you spend you can pick from a wide varietie of products available.  There are stamp sets, punches, DSP Paper, Ribbon and buttons to name a few.  Check out the brochure to see all the free stuff you can earn.
Order from the Idea book and Catalog or the Spring Catalog or single stamps, as long as you reach $50.00 or more you get to pick a free item for every $50.00 spent.

Click HERE to view  Sale A Bration brochure

Now on to some more exciting news to share-  there are more single stamps just listed for you to order and boy are they cute!

Single Stamp Assortment 3  HERE
Single Stamp  Assortment 4  HERE




Sale A Bration is the perfect time to join my Thoughts That Stick Team!

Is crafting a big part of your life? Wouldn't you love to earn money while doing something you enjoy? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.

Just $99.00!

 Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get
  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!.
That's a total value of $190!
Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, when you join Stampin' Up! you'll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit—that's 25% more for 25 years of making a difference in our demonstrators' lives!

                              Click HERE to join!



Monday, January 21, 2013

Soda Pop Tops Business Card Holder

Here are the new Soda Pop Tops in our Spring Catalog. They are so fun and retro.  I have been playing with them and thought it would be fun to make a business card holder and attach them to the front of it.  I have used the Big Shot Top Note die for the holder and made a box to fit the front to hold the cards.   I have used the Storytime designer series paper to decorate it with.   The soda pop tops come in  two sizes  1/2" and 1 ", you get 16 total,
 8 of each in a package for $3.95


Tutorial on how to make business card holder at the top of my blog  - $2.99

Soda Pop Tops - # 129388 for $3.95
Order HERE








Saturday, January 19, 2013

Artisan Embellishment Kit




Loving the new Artisan Embellishment kit!  Look all the fun embellishments you get for $9.95

Products Used:
Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, More Amore Designer Series Paper
Accessories- Artisan Embellishment Kit, Pearl Jewels.

Notice:  the paper roses come in the kit as pink tinted,  I took a sponge dauber and shaded them Rose Red.









Random charming stuff for random creative impulses. 26 total embellishments. 2 designer tags, 4 designer ticket stubs, 18" scalloped lace, 18" cotton lace, 18" large oval lace, 1 yd. seam binding, 6 paper flowers, 1 resin heart, 2 resin flowers, 5 buttons

Artisan Embellishment Kit # 129328 for $9.95

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Oh, Hello


Oh, Hello is the stamp set on the menu today!  Very versatile set.  I have used our Hearts a Flutter framelit to make the little hearts that I have scattered over the card. The Valentine is from the set Delightful Dozen

Oh, Hello stamp set
Wood Mounted - #130730 for $25.95
Clear Mounted - #130733 for $18.95

Place your orders at the top of this blog



The little x's are made with the new Needlepoint Border Embossing folder #129365 for $7.95



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Honeycomb Heart Bag


I love our new Creped Filter Paper!  it's the look of tissue paper with the strength of cardstock. Fun to stamp on, dye, ink, stitch or punch like I have done here.  I remember the honeycomb hearts that I used to receive as a little girl on valentine cards and wanted to recreate them with the crepe paper.  It was very easy to do and you can look below at this post to see how I did it.


Products Used:
Cardstock  More Amore Designer series Paper # 129309 for $12.95 (heart doily)
Creped Filter Paper # 129393 for $2.95  you get 8 circles and 4 retangle pieces 6"x12" nice and large pieces. Pearl Jewels # 119247 for $4.95   Honeycomb Embossing Folder # 129378 for $7.95
Pool Party #122975 for $9.95
Crepe Filtered Paper 8 circles and  4 retangles  # 129393 for $2.95

Order yours HERE



Here is the Creped Filter paper above as well as the Hearts a Flutter framelits - #130159 for $24.95
Start by cutting out at least 15 of the hearts with the heart framelit




Take the Stampin Up! anywhere glue each heart together in the center, folder the heart in half and glue the two center heart pieces together.  Then fan out the heart as you see below.  Attach to a card, a bag like I have.



Sunday, January 13, 2013

More- More Amore




Using some more of the new designer series paper More Amore, it comes with the saying printed right on it, so how easy is that to make a quick and sweet card!
When you go to use our new Soda Pop bottle caps, I have found the easiest way to flat them is to put them through the Big Shot. Flip the #2 layer over so that you are on the #1 layer.  Take BOTH plastic pads and sandwich your bottle cap thru the two.   Now run it through.  There should be no tension, only smooth run through.  If you are forcing it, then you are on the wrong plate.  Hope this helps .   So fast and easy.

Products Used:

Cardstock- More Amore #129309 for $12.95  Core'dinations Cardstock (NEW!) sandable cardstock- comes in Pool Pary, Primrose Pink and Real Red.  I sued real red and ran it through the new Honeycomb Embossing folder. Real Red # 129320 for $6.95
Accessories- Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378 for $ 7.95
Soda Pop Bottle Caps # 129388  (you get 16) for $3.95

Place your orders  HERE



Friday, January 11, 2013

All Dressed Up!


Want to be a little fashion designer?  Well look no further!  Check out this adorable  new stamp set/framelits where you can create some really cute dresses.  I have used our new More Amore Designer Series paper to make the skirt of the dress.  I cut out two of the skirts, then scores them where the ruffles folds are, fold them and then glued them down with the Tombow adhesive glue.



I put lace trim on the bottom of the dress.  The lace is from the new Artisan Embellishment Kit #129328 in the Spring Catalog. 


All Dressed Up Bundle
You can purchased both the stamp set and framelits together as a bundle and save 15% off!
Wood bundle - #131096 for $38.95 or Clear Mount bundle - #131095 for $ 34.95

Order yours HERE








Wednesday, January 9, 2013

More Amore Valentine Suckers



More Amore, our new Valentine Designer Series Paper!  Love it!  and you will too!  It comes with these pretty doilys ready to be cut our and used on cards, scrapbook pages, these cute suckers!
All I have done is cut out the heart doilys and added some paper behind them then hot glued the owl and lip suckers to them!  Easy Peeeezzzzy! The suckers can be found at the Dollar Tree, you get 3 of each design for a buck!  

Products Used:

More Amore Designer Series Paper- 12 sheets doubled sided of 12 x 12 paper
#129309 for - $12.95
Real Red Taffeta Ribbon # 119251 for - $5.95
Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon # 122975 for - $ 9.95

More Amore Designer Series Paper





Monday, January 7, 2013

Valentine Sweet Treat


How sweet it is! Valentine's is just around the corner.  The new Spring Catalog is out and you can now order all the fun new products!
This is a garden peat pot, found in the gardening center of any gardening type store.  I have used the new products from the Spring catalog to bling it up and fill it with silver hershey kisses.


Products Used:
Cardstock- Pool Party, Pretty in Pink,Rose Red,  New Designer Series Paper More Amore - # 129309 for $12.95 you get 10 sheets of double sided cuteness!
Stamp Set- My Little Valentine (Promo set) #  $9.95 
Accessories- New Heart s Flutter Framelits - # 130159 for 24.95
vintage fauceted buttons # 127555 for $5.95, Pear Basic Jewels # 119247 for $4.98, Rhinestone Basic Jewels # 119246 for $4.95 
 New! Two Toned Ribbon (gorgeous by the way!) Pink Pirouette #129294 for 6.95

Hearts a Flutter Framelit set
#130159 for $24.95



You can order any of these items by clicking on the "do a little shoppin" tab at the top of this blog



Garden "Peat Pots"