Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cupcake anyone??

I like to bake...really I do!! So when my sister asked me to make her a "super cool" gift card holder for a gift, I went blog/website surfing!!

I came across some "super cool" cupcake gift card holders and knew instantly I wanted to try!!

I loved this cupcake from Jakester and went to the link she posted for instructions...
I pulled out some retired paper (my sister wanted pinks and reds) and went to town...

I have burnt myself in numerous places and have glue stick glue stuck to my fingers but thought it came out cute!! I need to figure out an easier way for the frosting tho...
Thanks for looking and give one a try!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Retiring colors...are going fast!!!

It is no surprise that some retiring colors are going fast. As some colors sell out of smooth 8.5x11 paper, textured colors are being shipped in their place. Once the textured colors sell out...they are gone for good.

Here is an updated list from Stampin' Up!

The following items are no longer available to order. Our inventory has been depleted, and we are unable to order more.

101563: Sage Shadow card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
107101: Close to Cocoa card stock (12" x 12")
102837: Only Orange card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
107079: Sage Shadow card stock (12" x 12")

If there is any color you want to stock up on, I suggest you do it now!! Call/email me your order or stop by my store (

See the retired colors on the right ---->

As always, let me know if I can answer any questions!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

A Graduation and BBQ!

Here are 2 cards I made this week...

the first is a graduation card i made for my niece and a customer! I borrowed the stamp set (Tassel Time, retired) from a friend of mine and ventured to SCS for inspiration! I followed JRMART's card and i just loved the simplicity and used Shimmery White to make it elegant!
Tassel Time stamp set
Whisper White, Night of Navy and Shimmery White paperNight of Navy marker
Stampin Dimensional

AND the BBQ card...
A group of my friends take turns having a dinner at each other's houses. June is our month so I pulled out my King of Grill stamp set from the Summer Mini...
I loved this card from CJButler75 and pulled out some of my retired DSP.

Pumpkin Pie, Brilliant Blue, Kraft and Whisper White cardstock
retired DSP
SU markers, blender pen
Circle punches, oval punch and scallop oval punch
stampin dimensionals

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rag Quilted Purse ...thanks to my Big Shot!!

Ok Seriously, Can the Big Shot ever get old? UMMMM.........NOPE!!
I have seen these Rag Quilt purses made with the Scallop Square Bigz Die and just had to try it...

Now, I haven't sewn in ages and thanks to my sister for letting me use her machine (which I still need to practice on) so don't look too closely!!

It went quickly because you can cut up to 8 pieces with the Big Shot at time!!

First I found the instructions here at the Chic N Scratch Live cool is this site!!

and got my fabric here from Fabricshoppe at Etsy
I did find the 100% cotton batting at Michael's and with a coupon was less then $2.50!! and there is TONS left!!

A Progressive scrapbook page

Hi!! I have a workshop coming up and the hostess asked to do a scrapbook page. So...we are going to make a 6x6 scrapbook page and I will demonstrate how to bump it up to a 8.5x11 page and eventually a 12x12 page...

Here is the 6x6 page
Now by adding it to a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock, you have progressed your page to fit your needs
Are you a 12x12 scrapper? Then take it up a notch to a 12x12 pc of cardstock!! i left the squares and jounaling blank since i don't scrap this size. I know the hostess does so I will give her the 12x12 page so she can add to it!!
Sweet Scoops and Happy Everything stamp sets
Sunny Day SSK
Summer Sun, Old Olive, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Old Olive, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie markers
Pumpkin Pie ribbon
Circle Bigz Die and Big Shot
Work Window and Tag punches

Thanks for looking and looking forward to Stampin' with Christi and her friends!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Little Magic....

I made this card for a friend of mine. I just love this set, A Little Bit of Magic, from the Summer Mini!!

I added some Dazzling Diamonds to really make it magical!!Supplies...
A Little Bit of Magic stamp set
Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Real Red, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa ink
Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Real Red and Watercolor paper
Dazzling Diamonds
Retired DSP
Real Red Silk Ribbon <---LOVE THIS STUFF!!

Thinking about You...

I made a thinking of you card for a group of us to send to a friend who is going through a hard time right now.

I just got the Awash with Flowers set from the April promotion (don't worry this set will be available in a few months in the new catalog)

I wasn't sure about this set and let me tell you...after using it once...I know I will use it again and again! It was SO easy to 2 step this card and it looks SO great!!
and let me tell you...I LOVE THE SILK RIBBON available in the Summer Mini!! It is So easy to tie and so soft and pretty!!I am sure when she opens this card, it will make her smile!

Thanks for looking!!

Card idea from SCS.
Awash with Flowers stamp set
Tiny Wishes stamp set
Apricot Appeal, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink cardstock
Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Pretty in Pink, Apricot Appeal ink
Pretty in Pink satin ribbon
Word Window and layered punch (can't remember name off top of head)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Border punch
Tea Party DSP

Thursday, May 13, 2010

2nd Hostess Club item

Here is the 2nd Pop Up Gift Card Holder for next weeks hostess club!!
Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Pretty in Pink cardstock and ink
Tea Party DSP
Think Happy Thoughts stamp set
1 1/4" circle and scallop circle punches
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sticky Strip

Can't wait to make these!! Even my husband liked them!!

Hostess Club sneak peak!

Next Thursday is Hostess Club and the hostess, Tammy, asked for a gift holder for upcoming end of school teacher gifts.

I found this great pop up gift card holder on SCS and followed the instructions from Gina K!!

Here is a picture of one of the two we will do...
Sunny Days SS Kit (DSP)
Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie cardstock and ink
Sticky Strip
Stampin' Dimensionals
Scallop Circle and 1 1/4" Circle punches

I can't wait to show the girls this in person...I am quite impressed with this!! I didn't have any gift cards so I just used a business card to could easily stick paper money in there great to get a nice $50 in there!! hee hee

Thanks for looking!! Now off to make the other one!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Don't Wait too long...or you may CRY!

Just a quick note ....

if your wishlist contains any of the retiring colors...

You may want to place your order as soon as possible!! Some of the colors are gooooooooo-ing FAST!

If you're ordering card stock, please note that if the regular card stock isn't available you will receive the textured card stock (no extra charge).

Reinkers and ink pads will be available in May, but may go on the backorder list. Once June gets here...they are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

I would advise you not to hesitate. If there is something you want/need, now is the time!!



Sunday, May 9, 2010


I made this card up for an upcoming workshop. I just love the new Sweet Scoops set from the Summer Mini!!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Summer Mini and National Scrapbooking PROMOTION!

Get out those flip flops!! IT IS SUMMER TIME!!
Today starts the Summer Mini Catalog!!

You won't be dissapointed in this chuck full mini!! It is 32 pages of new stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, accessories and more!!

Click here to see the great new mini!! Want a copy to call your own? Email/Call me today and I will get it to you!! And what better than FREE products??

Today also starts National Scrapbook Month and a great new promotion!!

Click here to see how you can earn FREE brads simply by buying a stamp set...

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2010

Qualifying products and Designer brads are listed below:
Stamp sets

Page Description Wood-Mount Item Wood-Mount Price Clear-Mount Item Clear-Mount Price

Extreme Elements

115181 $26.95 --- ---

Framed with Love**

114389 $27.95 --- ---


113706 $27.95 --- ---

Circle Circus

115778 $28.95 --- ---

Elements of Style

118611 $27.95 120045 $19.95


119910 $27.95 120105 $19.95

Elements de style

119900 $27.95 120099 $19.95

Rough Type

118659 $26.95 120072 $18.95

Sentimental Journey

118513 $23.95 120075 $17.95

First Day

118521 $23.95 120051 $17.95

Camino a la Escuela

120152 $23.95 120154 $17.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software

Page Description Item Price
32* My Digital Studio 118108 $79.95
*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads

Page Description Item Retail Price Price with Qualifying Purchase

Flower Designer brads

112579 $5.95 FREE

Filigree Designer brads

112577 $5.95 FREE

Circle Designer brads

112571 $5.95 FREE

Star Designer brads

112572 $5.95 FREE

  • There are no limits and is no minimum purchase to qualify for this promotion.
  • Framed with Love and Certified stamp sets will be part of the 2010 Last Chance list.

What a great month to host a workshop!! Call/email me today!!