Saturday, January 31, 2009

Animal Crackers Birthday

My daughter has a birthday slumber party to attend this afternoon. This is the card for her friend. (My daughter picked the set Animal Crackers as her favorite in the new catalog.)

I used SU!'s exclusive Texturz Backgrounds #1 to make the dots on the large Regal Rose layer. (I just LOVE the new Texturz plates for the Big Shot!) I made the Regal Rose medallion with the Scalloped Edge border punch. The block of ice and water is covered with Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. The sentiment is stamped on an SU! Exclusive Lots of Tags tag and attached with gingham ribbon.

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Animal Crackers, Crazy for Cupcakes. Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie. Accessories- Big Shot, Lots of Tags, Texturz Backgrounds #1, Scalloped Edge border punch, Ticket Corner punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, gingham ribbon.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #28

It's Thursday again already! Time for another UDI Inspiration Challenge.














Today's project is a small box perfect for holding Ghirardelli chocolate squares! You can find Beate's tutorial here. I used the stripes and color palette as inspiration this week. Play along if you'd like.

I'm going to make these for my customers as a thank you for Sale-A-Brating the new catty with me on February 8th!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- none. Paper- Pumpkin Pie, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Always DSP. Ink- Pixie Pink (for highlighting the Scallop Square). Accessories- 3 Heart punch, Scallop Square punch, Scalloped Edge border punch, dimensionals.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Valentine Card

Open your heart and tell someone just how much you love them with this sweet card using the Love You Much bundle. You’ll love making the day simply marvelous for your special valentine.

The Love You Much bundle is available through January 31st. The items are also available separately at regular price.

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Love You Much. Paper- Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP. Ink- Riding Hood Red, Old Olive. Accessories- Scallop Edge border punch, 3 Heart punch.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gift card box

I needed something cute to hold a gift card. I didn't want to just make a card and stick it in an envelope. I wanted it to stand out a little. ;) I decided to make Jenn B's 2.5.7.10 box. Here's the tutorial on SCS. I stamped the box with the Polka Dot background stamp. (It's still available...it's just on the Dormant List.) The image is from Crazy for Cupcakes. The frosting is sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds, the cherries are covered with Crystal Effects and the tray is colored with the Zig painty pen (retired). It is so sparkly IRL!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Crazy for Cupcakes. Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Close to Cocoa. Accessories- Gingham ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Crystal Effects, Zig painty pen, Crop-a-dile, corner rounder.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Look at what my mom made!

My mom is the craftiest person I know. She can sew and quilt and make fabulous wreaths for my door! She is a great cardmaker, too! ;) (I have been trying to get her hooked like me! LOL) She came over to play today. Look what she made for her husband! Isn't it just adorable?!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Happy Heart Day. Paper- Whisper White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Spring Fling DSP (retired). Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Big Shot, Scalloped Envelope die, Lots of Tags die, 3 Heart punch, Full Heart punch, Chocolate Chip polytwill (retired), Crop-a-dile, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

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Friday, January 23, 2009

New goodies!































Happy Friday! Mr. Brown brought me some new catalog goodies yesterday. I couldn't wait to start creating! Today's project features the Big Shot Petal card die and the all-new SU! Exclusive Texturz Background #1. Also all new is the 5/16" Silver brad and the SU! Exclusive Lots of Tags sizzlits! FUN! FUN! FUN!

You can find the instructions for the Heart Box here on Barb's blog.

My box is made from the Pixie Pink cardstock. After cutting out 2 petal cards, I ran both of them (one at a time) through the Big Shot with the Harlequin Texturz plate. The image was stamped in Jet Black Stazon and colored with SU! markers. The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black Stazon on a Whisper White tag from SU!'s Exclusive Lots of Tags sizzlit die. I also cut a Basic Black and Pixie Pink tag for more interest. The tags are attached with a new 5/16" Silver brad. The handle is a piece of wide Twill stamped with the heart image from Darling Dots. It's attached to the box with Pewter Jumbo eyelets.

I can't wait to play with some more of my goodies this weekend!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Happy Heart Day, Darling Dots (Level 1 Hostess set). Paper- Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Real Red, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom. Accessories- Big Shot, Lots of Tags, Petal card, Texturz Harlequin, wide twill, jumbo eyelets, 5/16" Silver brad, Crop-a-dile.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #27

Today's UDI Inspiration challenge project is super simple. I applied a Chocolate Chip Hidden Gardens Rub-on and tied a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon on a Bath & Body Works candle. It's a Japanese Cherry Blossom scented candle and smells marvelous. Now it looks as good as it smells. ;)

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sale-A-Bration is coming!

February 1st and Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration are right around the corner! If you're in the Tampa area, contact me to schedule your party! If you would like to attend my New Catalog/SAB party on February 8th let me know! Invitations with all the details will be going out this weekend. If you aren't in my area and don't have a demo of your own, you can shop 24/7 from my Stampin' Up! website. Beginning February 1st (while supplies last), Stampin' Up! will include a Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog in each ONLINE order for FREE!

This year's SAB offerings include 4 fabulous stamp sets, a DSP package and a ribbon bundle! With every $50 you spend on merchandise, you can choose 1 of the 6 for FREE! How fun is that?! If you host a $300 workshop (USA), you get to choose 1 more! If you join my Stampin' Up! team during SAB, you can choose an extra stamp set...ANY PRICE...from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog!


Have a fabulous evening!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

The Spring Summer 2009 Idea Book is here!

Take a look through the new Stampin' Up! catalog! The links are in the sidebar. (Blogger is acting weird...there really aren't 2 links to the Spanish catty. I hope it gets fixed quick! LOL)

I placed my first order from the new catalog today, and I can't wait to see Mr. Brown on Thursday! ;)

If you need a copy of the new catalogs, give me a holler!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Flower Fancy

Happy Sunday! Boy, this weekend is going by quickly! I'm sure glad I took the day off tomorrow! ;)

Today's card uses Flower Fancy. I loved what I saw with it at Convention, but I just haven't been inspired to use it much. I think I've inked it up once or twice before today. *gasp* I do think it would be a great set to use as a One Sheet Wonder. I may just make a set of cards doing just that. :)

I inked up the solid image flower stamp first. I used So Saffron, Ruby Red and Not Quite Navy and stamped randomly on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the outline stamp inked in Chocolate Chip. The leaves and the outline were both stamped in Old Olive. I drew in some doodle dots with my Chocolate Chip marker. The card base is Baja Breeze and the 2nd layer is Chocolate Chip. I really like the end result...simple but pretty.

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Flower Fancy. Paper- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze. Ink- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive. Accessories- Chocolate Chip marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #26




Another Thursday, another UDI Inspiration Challenge! The first thing that came to me when I saw this picture was Roof Garden Accents & Elements. I went with it. ;)

Don't miss out on your Roof Garden Accents & Elements tin! They are retiring and will be gone after the 18th! If you would like your own, click here!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Best Wishes & More. Paper- Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss. Ink- Basic Gray. Accessories- Roof Garden Accents & Elements, Scalloped Edge punch.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A basket full of fun!

O.k., so it's an empty basket. BUT, it's one of the Make-n-Takes from Orlando Regionals! I used the Baskets & Blooms Big Shot die while I was there, and I put it together at home. :) I don't have this die so it was really fun trying it out. It'll be on my February order along with the pennant die. You should see the fabulous crown Shelli made with the pennant! I only have one more project to post from Regionals. The other 3 are made with a set that's not available until the Occassions mini so I can't post those until March.

The new catalog goes live on Monday at Noon MT. I'll be sitting at my computer ready to submit my (1st of many) order! I can't wait to get my hands on the new Big Shot stuff! I'm getting that right away. I'll wait for February to get the new DSPs, buttons, stamps...LOL. ;)

Supplies (all SU!): Stamps- Best Wishes and More. Paper- Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron Patterns DSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie. Accessories- Big Shot, Baskets and Blooms die, Tangerine Tango ribbon, 1/4" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Linen thread, Sticky Strip.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Without You Note Card Holder




This is one of the Make-n-Takes from Orlando Regionals. Isn't it just adorable!? I love attending SU! events. I always see something new. These scallop note cards are just the cutest, and I think they would make great notes to put on a gift.
Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Best Wishes & More. Paper- Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette textured, Baja Breeze Patterns DSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Scallop Notes Assortment 2, Flower Fusion Too, Silver brads, Metal Edge tag, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Corner Rounder punch, Sticky Strip, Mini glue dots, dimensionals.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm back...

...from Regionals in Orlando! What a fabulous time! I even won a stamp set that won't be available until the Occassions mini! The best part was seeing friends from across the country! I am so thankful to SU! for all my stampin' friends!










Top pic (L to R): Me, Blythe, Val, Jill, Sue Ann, Terry, Max. Dinner @ The Grape Wine & Bistro.

Bottom pic (L to R): Terry, Jill, Lisa, me, Adriana, Max, Martha. Regionals.

My catalogs are scheduled for delivery tomorrow! I can't wait! Although I was able to flip through one in Orlando yesterday, it just wasn't enough! I had to be really careful so I didn't drool on it! Thanks, Val, for taking pity on me! :)

I need to do my Make-n-Takes tonight, and I'll be back to post one or two of them tomorrow. I was too busy spending time with friends to do them during the M-n-T sessions. ;)

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #25

Happy Thursday! It's time again for the UDI Inspiration Challenge. You can see the original challenge here. I did not want to do another winter scene. Besides, I'm in Florida. It's going to be in the 70s all week. LOL I did stick with the nature theme and the colors.

I used the Faux Dry Embossing technique with Inspired by Nature. I stamped the image in Whisper White craft ink on Brilliant Blue cardstock. I let it dry for a few minutes before stamping the image a 2nd time in Brilliant Blue classic ink. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement just right. Some Whisper White taffeta is the finishing touch.

I don't know if I'll get a chance to post again before Sunday. When I get back from Regionals in Orlando, I'll post the make-n-takes. I can't wait! I'm sure some of my UDI sisters attending Leadership will let me peek at the new catalog on Saturday. I promise I won't drool (too much) on it! LOL

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Inspired by Nature. Paper- Brilliant Blue. Ink- Whisper White craft, Brilliant Blue. Accessories- Whisper White taffeta, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Valentine Day Treat for the Boys?

I am trying to get a head start on my daughter's treat for her classmates this year. I have lots of ideas for the girls in the class, but not so many for the boys. Is it just my daughter or do they all have to have different, less "Valentiney" treats for the boys? LOL

Anyway, this is my first sample for the boys' treat bags. I know...there's glitter on the tag and hearts on the Top Note topper. I couldn't help myself! It's for Valentine's Day! Who knows?! Maybe she'll like it! LOL

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Happy Heart Day, Bitty Basics. Paper- Whisper White, Riding Hood Red. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Riding Hood Red. Accessories- Big Shot, Top Note die (SU! exclusive!), Tag punch, Small Tag punch, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Crop-a-dile, black eyelet, medium cello bag. Misc.- Dove chocolates.


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Monday, January 5, 2009

A BLOWOUT of a Sale!


Stampin' Up! released the retiring accessories list today. They also announced a BLOWOUT sale! Click on over to my SU! website to place your order now! Everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Big Shot Bib!

I found the cutest bib on Patty Bennett's blog. It's made with the Big Shot and the Scalloped Circle die. Isn't it just the cutest?! (The ink matches the cardstock IRL. I just couldn't get it right in the picture.)

I have a friend who just found out she is having a baby girl. This will be on her desk in the morning. :) I will be making more of these soon. My sister and 2 cousins are expecting also! I better not drink the water! LOL

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Punches Three (Hostess Level 1). Paper- Pixie Pink, Whisper White. Ink- Pixie Pink. Accessories- Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Wide Oval punch, Pewter Jumbo eyelets, White taffeta ribbon, Crop-a-dile, Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel.


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Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Happy Heart Day Sketch Challenge

Happy Saturday! I'm sorry I haven't been posting every day lately. I have been super busy with work (the end of the month AND the end of the year stuff) and the holidays. I am hoping to start posting again on a daily basis SOON! :)

I used the UDI Sketch Challenge for today's. Valentine's Day is just around the corner (it is...really!) so I decided to make a Valentine card. I used Happy Heart Day. I just love this little mouse! He is so cute! All the DSP is from Ski Slope in the Holiday Mini. I paper pieced the heart and used the Boho Blossoms punch for the flower. There's an Ice Circle Rhinestone in the middle for a little sparkle. The image layer is popped up with dimensionals. A strip of Real Red 5/8" grosgrain finishes off the card. I know it is a little plain, but I didn't want to add too much since it will be my son's Valentine card. He'll probably tell me it's too girly as it is. LOL

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Happy Heart Day. Paper- Whisper White, Real Red, Ski Slope DSP. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, Blush Blossom. Accessories- Real Red 5/8" grosgrain, Ice Circle rhinestone, dimensionals.

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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #24

Happy 2009!

It's time for the 24th UDI Inspiration Challenge. You can see the original challenge and Maria's sample here. I used the colors and layout as my inspiration. I'm not sure if I like it or not, but I am happy to be stamping again! I hope to have some time to stamp some more since I have the day off from work. :)

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Dreams du Jour. Paper- Whisper White, Creamy Caramel. Ink- Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue. Accessories- So Saffron ribbon, Scalloped Square punch, crimper.

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