Monday, October 17, 2011

Another Dasher card

I saw several cards using Dasher and Lovely as a Tree, so tried my hand at it. This picture does not do the card justice. The sky and ground are sponged. There is iridescent ice embossing on the ground and I used dazzling details on the antlers. The trees and dasher are stamped with soft suede.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Center Step cards

These are cards that we made at Heartland Stampers club last week. The first two fall cards were planned and demo'd by Marlene. The "center step" card is fun because it stands up and out when standing. It takes just a bit of practice, but isn't hard. I came home and colored in the leaves and acorn with my aqua painter and inks. The second card has the other leaf on the inside.

This card is one I made with Stampin'Up! cardstock, designer paper, and stamps. I wish I had made the center piece shorter so I could add a sentiment across the bottom. Oh well, that just means that I get to play some more.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pumpkin card

This card is made using Stampin'Up! oval punches. You needto punch 3 of each size to make one pumpkin. The front middle piece needs to be a full punch, but both back pieces can be a partial punch. I then ran them through embossing folders and sponged them after I glued them together. I used 1/8" olive tafffeta ribbon for the stems. The "sky" is sponged using our scallop circle punch. This was a really fun card to make and fun to use the punches for something other than just an oval shape.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Final Christmas card for Stamp-A-Stack

This card is made using Snow Swirled set and new In colors Island Indigo and Pool Party. I also used the northern flurry embossing folder, ruffled Island Indigo ribbon, and rhinesones on the tree. The other pic is the inside of the card.
Check out the rest of the cards and the inside for all the cards that I'm adding on the previous Christmas card Stamp-A-Stack post.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fabric flowers

I made this and the multi colored flower barrette below as an adoption gift for a 2 yr old using several different dies (fun flowers, blossom party, and retired flower layers #3) for the Bigshot.

 This is made with fun flowers die and spice cake Stampin'Up! fabric. I added some tulle and used spray starch and scrunched it.
 This is one I made for my granddaughters using fabric I had leftover from making shirts with fabric flowers. It also uses the fun flowers die.
 This was a gift from Audrey, my convention roommate using springtime vintage fabric and buttons from Stampin'Up! It also uses the fun flowers die. She attached both a pin back and barrette clip.
I can teach you how to make these for yourself and all the girls in your life. 1/8 of a yard of 3 different fabrics plus some tulle will make several flowers.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits-Get a Free Stamp

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion. Click on button on sidebar to go to website and see the actual items.
Simply Sent Great Day
Simply Sent Everyday Elegance
Simply Sent Sweet Moments
And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:
It's Your Day


Everyday Wishes
You're Cherished 123684

Clearance Rack Reloaded Up to 60% off

Check out the new things on the clearance rack. Save up to 60% off. You have to place an online order or I can bundle if several want to order to split minimum postage. Go to my Stampin'up! website: to see and order.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

NEW Cookie Press Stamps

ONLY Available October 1, 2011-January 3, 2012 Item # 125152 $16.95
Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids!
The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.
Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.

However be aware that this will not work with most sugar cookie dough that is premade. We got to  see the cookie press (picture below) and taste cookies made with one of the included recipes (picture above) at convention, they were great!!

How would you like to have a FREE Bigshot?

An offer to DIE for!
If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20 discount on your favorite products, now is the perfect time! During October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator.* If you already own the bigshot, you can choose $100 in other FREE product!!
Use the Big Shot die-cutting machine and Stampin' Up!'s exclusive dies** to create uniquely beautiful projects in a flash.
In addition, the new-demonstrator Starter Kit--a steal at just $175--contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies-everything you need to start your new business.
There are so many benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, including
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  • A free monthly issue of Stampin' Up!'s demonstrator-only magazine, Stampin' Success!
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  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
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The nicest thing about this great deal is that you don't have to do anything more with this business if all you want is a discount for yourself. You will get 30% off on a first order placed within 45 days of signing up, after that it is 20%. You don't have any minimum requirements your first partial quarter, so you have until March 31, 2012 to meet the $300 quarterly minimum. If you choose to drop at that point, you still have your bigshot and all the rest of the products that came with the starter kit. But you may also decide to keep going, all it takes is 1-2 "parties" a quarter. Or you may want to make this a business. I have loved my last 9+ years with this wonderful company!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas Stamp A Stack Cards

 These are 4 of the cards that we will be making. I am still working on the 5th card.There will be a jingle bell on the stocking, note picture added of close up of stocking with jingle bell. Click on any of the pics to see more details. I have added pictures of the inside for all of the cards. You will be able to change up the sentiments on any of them.

 Cherry Cobbler and White with Frostwood Lodge DSP and Stitched Stockings set. I found a similar card on Stampin' Connection by Charlotte Hollingsworth. I added the white scallops and stamped the stocking instead of using the same dsp.
 Navy and white with silver glimmer paper and Sounding Joy set. This card is a direct CASE (copy and share everything) from Lisa Young on Splitcoaststampers (SCS). I used navy instead of black and added a 3rd star.
Olive, red, and white with Beautiful Season set. I found this card also on SCS by Diane Vander Galien, but I added a red layer and used green for the lace ribbon border punch instead of white, then used red ribbon.
Red and white with Dasher embossed with white. Tyshero on SCS made a card similar to this, but I used white organza ribbon and made mine vertical with a different sentiment.