Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And Here's What I Did With Madame Butterfly......

I don't usually like matchy-matchy, but I love all the drama going on here! I also found out I like the So Saffron and Old Olive Cardstock with the new designer paper coming out next month. I also like using our Crimper (I call it the Corrugator!) to make borders in place of ribbon. The little Sizzlits 4-Pack Die set called Lots of Tags makes the neatest tags. You can see two of them on this card. I working on taking better photos!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The Floral Spray Stamp in the Messages for Mom stamp set (#118580, P50) fit PERFECTLY on the wings of the large Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (#114507, P206) for the Big Shot! I love it when things like that happen!

More Sneak Peeks!

From Quirky to Quiet! Same new paper design using front and back. Same cardstock and ink colors...different techniques and embellishments....all from Stampin' Up! Take this new paper any direction your heart desires as I have done. I love this color! It will be available April 1st. More info to follow later. Just wanted to give you another peek at what is coming from the designers at Stampin' Up! Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be back with more designs and information so keep checking!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Here is a sneak peek of the new Designer Series Paper release and new frame stamp set coming from Stampin' Up! in their new catalog! It seems to me like a mix of tropical and vintage linen prints which I LOVE!

I have used only one sheet of paper in both of these cards...the paper is double sided prints, of course, so more punch for your buck!

I know the second card is kind of a "quiet" card for me, but it reminds me so much of a faded linen tablecloth we had when I was growing up so it made me "quiet" as I made it....thinking of old memories.

I am showing two of the frames in the new stamp set...there are a total of four and I will show more later. The greeting inside the frame is from two other stamp collections already available with Stampin' Up. On my way to Brandon for a Girl's Weekend so will be back with more pics on Monday! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end in just a couple of weeks! The Starter Kit (worth over $300.00 and FREE SHIPPING) is still 15% off until then. That's only $148.75 and will include an additional FREE BONUS product bundle worth $50.00!!

That's a HUGE discount off retail and doesn't require any commitment or product purchases in the future! Try it and get enough product to create lots of projects or start up your own business working from home. If you sign up, you will become part of my creative team and receive exclusive newsletters, design ideas and your designs will be featured on my blog. Also, Stampin' Up! will provide you weekly ideas to actually take your hobby into a business at no additional cost. You will have access to the exclusive demonstrators only website where you can see video demonstrations and projects other Stampin' Up! team members have created.

If you sign up by March 31st, 2011, you can enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 without any further obligation to sell or purchase anything further. This is a way to tap your creative side at a HUGE discount or start up business with the full support and reputation of Stampin' Up!......and ME! Also, you will receive preview information of up and coming products before the public sees it!

You can choose either the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit if you prefer using your computer to create, both worth over $300.00 and SHIPS FREE! And Stampin' Up! is including an addition FREE BONUS bundle worth over $50.00! This includes the Heart to Heart Punch (#119883, P202), Something Special Simply Sent (#120806, P183), Live, Laugh Love Stamp (#117114, P183) and the Color Coach (#121620, P165).

As an additional bonus, you will save 30% on your first product order of $150.00 or more that you place within 45 days of ordering your Starter Kit, plus receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50.00 in product) but hurry as all these bonuses end March 31, 2011.

If you wish to extend your demonstrator status for discounted purchases for the following quarter (July through September) you only need to order $300 in product (including your own orders) by June 30th. There isn't any penalty to drop!

If you are thinking about rejoining during the Sale-A-Bration Offer, I welcome both hobby and career demonstrators to my group without any pressure to sell. We will share ideas and help you position yourself where YOU want to be! It doesn't matter where you are located as long as you are within the US!

As a bonus to my team members, I will also treat you to my Senior Manager's Exclusive Stamping School containing over 483 videos, available 24/7 with printable pictures, templates, recipes and cutting directions! That is another $35 value! It is a treasure trove of information on different techniques and ways to use all the Stampin' Up! products.

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Email me with any questions at and I will look forward to welcoming you to my creative team! Let's have some FUN!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

LAST MONTH to get the Free BLISS Stamp Set with Purchase!

This is one of my favorite sets and it is only available free with a minimum purchase of $50.00 during Sale-A-Bration which ENDS March 31, 2011. I will be so sad to see this one go and feel like it just might be a collectable set in the future.

Here I've used it in an accordian fold card and teamed it up with the Free Hostess Stamp Set Punch Potpourri. All these images were stamp with FREE stamps except for the music notes and that could be free, too, with Hostess bucks! I used Old Olive Ink (#102277, P166), Soft Suede (#115318, P169), Old Olive (#100702, P166) and So Saffron (#105118, P167) Cardstock and my Music Notes Wheel (#120327, P125) with Standard Handle (#102971, P193). So easy and room for greetings and journaling on the card inserts! The circles were made with our Circles #2 Die (#114526, P213) for my Big Shot (#113439, P204) and the rest of the elements were cut by hand. I tied a piece of Linen Thread (#104199, P190) around the birds neck to add more texture and then inked the edges of all the elements with Soft Suede Ink (#115657, P169) and a sponge (#101610, P195) to give it some aging. If you need dimensions of the cuts, just convo me and I will be glad to share!

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Baby Girl Week at the Studio!

I have done THREE Baby Girl cards and one album over the last couple of weeks....the females are TAKING OVER! LOL.

I found this interesting as I usually don't work in pinks and was actually surprised by all the pink papers and cardstock I had to work with! This is just a show and tell photo set as I don't have time to post the list of all the supplies I used on these. I may be back to edit this later with the list of supplies.....or maybe not! Any questions, give me a shout out! Thank you!