Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mojo Monday on Saturday!

Happy Saturday! Do your weekends fly by as fast as mine? I hope you are making the most of yours!

Today's card follows Julee's MojoMonday75 sketch. I just love her sketches! They are fabulous!

I used Sweet Always DSP and the coordinating stamp set, Always. I really like that little bird, and he has been so neglected. I had to dust him off tonight. I stamped him in Chocolate Chip and cut him out. He is adhered with dimensionals. The sentiment is also adhered with dimensionals. I made faux brads (I have to hoard my real Chocolate Chip brads for a little while longer LOL) with my 1/4" circle punch and Crystal Effects. The scalloped edge is made with the new Eyelet border punch. Love it! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Always. Paper- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- 1/4", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Eyelet Border punch, Crystal Effects, dimensionals.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Finally Friday!

Are you as excited as I am that it's Friday? WooHoo!

Today's project is a great box I found on Nancy Riley's blog. Her box was a RAK from Kelly Lunceford. You can find the original box and a tutorial here on Kelly's blog. It's super fabulous! The finished box measures 6 X 3 X 1 15/16. There's plenty of room for LOTS of chocolate inside! ;) My box is nice and sturdy, too, since I used Stampin' Up!'s new specialty DSP, Parisian Breeze.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Say It With Scallops. Paper- Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Parisian Breeze DSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Scalloped Square punch, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Linen thread, Sticky Strip.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #32

It's Thursday, so that means it's time for another UDI inspiration challenge. I can't believe we're up to 32 already! Yikes!

For today's creation, I took the photo and ran with it. I am no Michelle Zindorf, but I am thrilled with the outcome! I didn't even use a brayer. LOL I used a hand wipe with reinkers. (I don't have any babies at home, but I do have Wet Ones. ;) )

Let me know what you think! I would love to hear from you!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Inspired by Nature (dormant list). Paper- Whisper White, Glossy White, Basic Black. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, Whisper White. Accessories- White EP, Wide Oval punch, reinkers (Apricot Appeal, Tangerine Tango, Almost Amethyst & Pacific Point), Wet Ones hand wipe.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Yummy Box

Here's a project from the SU! website.

Stamps- Yummy (SAB). Paper- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss.
Ink-Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point. Accessories- Punch Handheld 1/16 Inch Circle,
Coluzzle Cutting System Starter Set, Glue Dots Mini, Brads Silver, Punch 1/2 Inch Circle, Stampin Dimensionals, Ribbon Grosgrain Pumpkin Pie 1/4 Inch, Clips Assortment.

Instructions: Cut box from Kiwi Kiss card stock using Sizzix Big Shot die-cutting machine and Box #2 Bigz XL die. Stamp “A little yummy for your tummy” image in Kiwi Kiss ink on front of unassembled box. Assemble box. 2. Adhere Pumpkin Pie card stock (10-1/4" x 1/4") around box. 3. Stamp “A little yummy for your tummy” in Basic Gray ink on Pink Pirouette card stock. Cut out sentiment using Coluzzle Cutting System. Adhere oval to front of box using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Punch a hole in the box on each side of the oval using 1/16" Circle punch, and attach two Silver brads to box. 4. Tie Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon to clip from Clips assortment. Attach clip to front of box. Stamp heart image in Riding Hood Red ink on Whisper White card stock. Punch out heart using 1/2" Circle punch and adhere to clip and box.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Simple Thank You

I made this little 3X3 note to slip into an order before I delivered it.

I used the Curly Label punch and Cute & Curly stamp set. The image was stamped on Very Vanilla and punched. The front panel was punched (one layer at a time). I adhered the sentiment to the inside of the card. Some Chocolate chip ribbon and a So Saffron button finish off the card. Simple but sweet.

Supplies(all SU!):- Stamps- Cute & Curly. Paper- Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB). Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Curly Label punch, Chocolate Chip polytwill (retired), Button Latte button.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Diva Inspiration Challenge #31

It's time again for the UDI Inspiration Challenge. This is #31 already. I love these challenges...they really help me create. :)

For today's card, I used the colors from the picture...Very Vanilla, So Saffron and Chocolate Chip. The layout is a Mojo Monday sketch. I am really happy with the outcome!

Happy a fabulous Thursday! I hope you have a chance to join in the challenge!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Yummy (SAB). Paper- Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB). Ink- So Saffron, Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Stamp-a-ma-jig, Oval punch, Chocolate Chip taffeta, dimensionals.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hey, cupcake!

Today's card is for someone I babysat when she was a newborn. She will be 17 on Thursday. Boy, does time fly!

I used the Level 3 Hostess set, Hand Drawn Bundle, again. I love those rub-ons! I also used the DSP from the same bundle. I colored the letters in with my Versamarker and embossed with Iridescent Ice. It's so sparkly IRL. The button in the corner is one of the new corduroy brads in Kiwi Kiss. Love them! I popped the sentiment/image layer up on dimensionals.

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- none. Paper- Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Hand Drawn DSP (Level 3 Hostess set). Ink- none. Accessories- Loop to Loop rub-ons (Level 3 Hostess set), Kiwi Kiss Corduroy button, Versamarker, Iridescent Ice, dimensionals.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Little Note of Thanks

Today's post is a quick one. This is a 3X3 thank you note. The flower was made with the SU! Exclusive Cherry Blossom embosslit. I used Rose Red Prints (retired) so that I could sand the embossed edges and let the white core show. The sentiment is from the Level 3 hostess rub-ons, Loop to Loop. I used a new white brad for the center of the flower and attached it to the card with a pop-up glue dot. Easy peasy.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Blog Award

My good friend, Carol, gave me a Blog Award. :) How fun! I need to give the award to 6 more blogs. Here goes...

Check out their blogs. You'll find inspiration galore!

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hand Drawn Birthday

Happy Valentine's Day! Yay for the weekend!

We have a birthday party to attend today. The little girl is going to be 7. I kept the card simple since it's probably going in the trash. *gasp*

I received my order yesterday from my 1st SAB party. I couldn't wait to dig in to it! ;) Today's card uses the Level 3 Hostess set, Hand Drawn Bundle. I love the rub-ons and the paper! The card base is Kiwi Kiss. The cupcakes are from the stamp set that is also a part of the bundle. They're stamped in Bashful Blue on Whisper White. The sentiment is a rub-on. Easy peasy.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- It's a Loop Thing (Level 3 Hostess). Paper- Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Hand Drawn DSP (Level 3 Hostess). Ink- Bashful Blue. Accessories- Loop to Loop Rub-ons (Level 3 Hostess), Ticket Corner punch.
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Friday, February 13, 2009

A Teacher Valentine

This is my daughter's teacher's Valentine treat and note card. The box is from Jen del Muro's tutorial. Inside are 12 Ghirardelli squares! YUM! I hope she likes it!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Holidays & Wishes. Paper- Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP (retired). Ink- Chocolate Chip, Whisper White craft. Accessories- On Board chipboard, clear button, crimper, linen thread, 3/4" Circle and Square punches, Heart to Heart punch, Chunky glitter, Iridescent Ice.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #30

It's that time again! Inspiration Challenge Thursday! Check out the UDI blog for more projects.

My submission is a hanging heart treat box made from the Big Shot Petal card die. Super easy. I punched the hearts from Real Red Prints DSP (retired) with the 3 Heart punch. The petal cards were run through the Big Shot with the Flourish Texturz plate before being assembled. Real Red striped ribbon acts as a handle for the bag.

Have a great Thursday!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- none. Paper- Whisper White, Real Red Prints DSP(retired). Ink- none. Accessories- Big Shot, Petal Card die, Texturz Backgrounds #1, Real Red striped ribbon, 3 Heart punch.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

Simple Embrace Life

This is a simple little card made with Embrace Life. I used most of a Mojo Monday sketch for the layout. ;)

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Embrace Life. Paper- Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss. Ink- Chocolate Chip. Accessories- Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Scalloped Edge punch.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Top Note Celebration!

Happy Saturday! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I am in the middle of preparing my home for my New Catalog/SAB party tomorrow. :) Here's another card we'll be making.

It was super easy to make. First, I ran the Whisper White card base through my Big Shot with the Small Dots Texturz plate. (Just the front of the card is embossed.) Then I ran a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and a small piece of Sweet Always DSP through with the Top Note die at the same time. The seam is covered with some Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon. The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the Scallop Circle punch. I stamped the sentiment again in Regal Rose and just punched out the center with the 3/4" Circle punch. Both pieces are adhered with dimensionals.

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Party Hearty. Paper- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Always DSSP. Ink- Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose. Accessories- Big Shot, Top Note die, Texturz Bacgrounds #1, Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon, Scalloped Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, dimensionals.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

UDI Inspiration Challenge #29

Good Thursday morning! It's time for another UDI Inspiration Challenge.

Today's card was inspired by the patterns and colors in the picture, and the fact that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. :)

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Always. Paper- Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Au Chocolat DSP (retired). Ink- Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Accessories- Clear EP, Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Scalloped Envelope Treat Box!

I found the directions for today's project on Lyssa's blog. Her post was perfect timing! This will be the 3-D project at my party on Sunday. I wanted something to show off the Big Shot, and this really fits the bill. It uses 3 SU! Exclusive Big Shot products...the Scalloped Envelope die, the Lots of Tags die and the Backgrounds #1 Texturz plates. I still need to design a card. I have an idea in my head, I just need to put it on paper. ;) Nothing like waiting until the last minute. LOL

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Happy Heart Day. Paper- Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip. Ink- Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Ruby Red. Accessories- Big Shot, Scalloped Envelope die (SU! Exclusive), Lots of Tags (SU! Exclusive), Texturz Backgrounds #1 (SU! Exclusive), Scalloped Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1" Circle punch, 1/16" hole punch, Linen thread, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Branch Out!

This card features a new stamp set called Branch Out. This card comes from the Stampin' Up! website. There are so many fabulous ideas there. If you have trouble coming up with ideas on your own, the website is there for you. That's just one of the many perks of being a demonstrator. If you'd like to join my team, now is the time. If you join during Sale-a-Bration, you will receive over $300 worth of product for just $169! That's a savings of 15%! PLUS, you get to choose any stamp set in the Spring/Summer 2009 IB&C for FREE! You can join now and have almost immediate access to the demonstrator side of the Stampin' Up! website. Just click on the link in the sidebar to join my team now! The password is emh813.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact me!

Supplies(all SU!): Stamps- Branch Out. Paper- Bordering Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla. Ink- Bordering Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa. Accessories- Scalloped Edge border punch, Very Vanilla taffeta, Chit Chat rub-ons.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Join the Sale-A-Bration!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up!, and free product is what it's all about! Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

~Customers: When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $50 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.

~Hostesses: When you host a workshop of at least $300 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!

~Recruits: During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set-a value of up to $47.95-from our current Idea Book and Catalog. Plus, for a limited time, get 15% off the price of the Starter Kit!

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts today and runs through March 31st, so don't miss your chance to earn free products! Contact me today to book your workshop or learn more about this promotion. You can also view the Sale-A-Bration brochure online.

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