Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another Stamp-a-Stack Preview

Happy Thursday!  The weekend is just around the corner!  :)  

These are 2 more cards we'll be making Sunday at my Holiday Punch Stamp-a-Stack.  I'll let the ladies choose their own sentiments. 

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Tags til Christmas.  Ink- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Small and Large Tag punches, 3/4" x 15/16" Oval punch, Rhinestone jewels, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dimensionals.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stamp-a-Stack Preview

Good Tuesday morning!  Today's card is one of the six we'll be making Sunday at my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack. (I have 2 spots left if you're in the area!)  You can find more information in this post here.  Mr. Brown brought my box of supplies Monday, so I'll be cutting lots of paper in the next couple days.  :)

The card base is Old Olive.  The strips are Holly Jolly DSP and Very Vanilla & Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The card stock strips were run through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The image is from Tags til Christmas which is in the Holiday Mini.  Every image can be punched out with one of SU!'s fabulous punches.  :)  (This image was punched out with the XL Decorative Label punch.)  The image was colored with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers.  Waffle paper was adhered to the back of the punch along with some Cherry Cobbler seam binding.  The entire thing is adhered to the card with dimensionals.  A rhinestone jewel adds a touch of bling. 

Contact me if you're interested in attending Sunday or if you'd like to purchase a kit by mail.
Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Tags til Christmas.  Ink- Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Holly Jolly DSP.  Accessories- Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, rhinestone jewel, XL Decorative Label punch, dimensionals.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Haunted Design-a-House

Happy Monday!  Today I'm going to share a new item from the Holiday Mini catalog.  It's called Design-a-House.  

One look at our Design-a-House Décor Accents, and we bet you’ll instantly have multiple ideas of how to decorate this charming little cottage for all kinds of holidays and occasions. Whether it’s haunted, looks like it’s made of gingerbread and candies, or dressed up as a centerpiece for a housewarming party, there are all kinds of ways to use this piece for adding a special touch of beauty to your home or a friend’s home. Let your imagination guide you in choosing from our many Designer Series papers and other accessories to adorn your little house.

■ Charming and versatile holiday décor item
■ Create a Christmas village, gingerbread house, haunted house, or 

Build-a-Bear Workshop® Playhouse
■ Finished house size approximately 6-1/4” x 6” x 5”
■ Embellish as much or as little as you like
■ White

You can order this great decor item from my website 24/7!  

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Holiday Punch Stamp-a-Stack to Celebrate World Cardmaking Day

You have your holiday cards ready, right? No? Don’t worry!  Join me for this great Stamp-a-Stack card class, and you’ll have a jump on your holiday cards! These festive cards feature the versatile Tags ‘til Christmas stamp set and coordinating punches along with fabulous accents like the self-adhesive Rhinestone Jewels, 1/2" Seam Binding and Waffle Paper! You'll be making 12 cards (with envelopes) for just $20.00!

Your friends and family will be thrilled when they open your holiday cards this year! If you're in the Tampa area, join me for a stampin’ good time on Sunday, October 3rd at 2 pm! You’ll be glad you did!(If you're not in the area and would like to get the class by mail, contact me!)

Your payment reserves your seat, and there are only 2 seats left!  Call (813.431.9272) or e-mail (EMHar720 at verizon dot net) me today!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

SU!'s Letterpress Plates for the Big Shot

Have you been wondering how to use the new Letterpress plates found in the Holiday Mini catalog?  Well, wonder no more!  Here is  a  how-to video with Shannon West.   When you finish watching her demonstration, you can buy everything you need right here on my website.  Just click the 'shop now' button on the top right.  :)

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge

Good Saturday morning!  I was blog surfing this morning and came across the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge.  Kerin's card caught my eye, and I decided to CASE it for the birthday card I need for later today.  :)

I pulled out some more retired DSP and got creating.  The card base is Chocolate Chip followed by Whisper White and Pretty in Pink.  The DSP strips are all from the same pack, Sweet Always (retired).  I adhered a piece of Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon between 2 of the DSP strips.  The sentiment is from All Holidays, and it's stamped on a strip of Whisper White that was punched with the Scallop Trim border punch.   The cupcake image is from Party Hearty and is stamped on Whisper White and punched with the 1 3/4" Circle punch.  I colored it with Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Pumpkin Pie.  The sprinkles and liner stripes are covered in Dazzling Diamonds.  That circle is layered on one cut with the Circles #2 die and the Big Shot, and that circle is layered on a 2  3/4" Scalloped Circle punch.  It's attached to the card with dimensionals.  I used a piece of the DSP to line the envelope, too.  I've got to use up my retired stuff!  LOL

Have a fabulous day!  I've got to get Lauren up so we can get ready to party!  :)

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Party Hearty, All Holidays.  Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie.  Paper- Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Sweet Always DSP (retired).  Accessories-  Big Shot, Circles #2, Scallop Trim border punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, 2 3/4" Scalloped Circle punch, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, dimensionals, 2-way glue pen.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Playful Pieces Birthday Bags

Happy Friday!  Finally!  I didn't think the weekend would ever get here!  Now that it's here, there's no time to waste!  ;)  We have 2 birthday parties tomorrow, and I've only got one card finished.  LOL  At least it's for the first party.  :)   

I am using up still more of my retired stash of papers.  (I think that pile is multiplying!)  The card base is Crushed Curry, and the DSP is Razzleberry Lemonade.  The gift bags are from Playful Pieces,  a current level 3 hostess set.  I stamped them on Whisper White in Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry.  The handles are stamped in Basic Black.  I cut slits at the tops of the bags with my craft knife and pulled some tissue paper through them.  I just love it!  The sentiment is from On Your Birthday and is stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White.  It's punched out with the Word Window punch and then layered on a Modern Label punch and the corresponding Movers & Shapers die for the Big Shot.  

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- On Your Birthday, Playful Pieces.  Ink- Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango (retired), Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black.  Paper- Whisper White, Crushed Curry (retired), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP (retired).  Accessories- Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Punch Windows, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, craft knife.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inspired UDI Color Challenge

Hello!  The UDI blog is hosting a new challenge!  Every Tuesday, the amazingly talented Gretchen Barron will be hosting a color challenge!  Yesterday was the very first one!  I couldn't miss it!  Here is the challenge.  Isn't this just a fabulous combination?!

I wanted to keep my card simple.  I used Crumb Cake for the card base.  I stamped the flower image from Inspired by Nature on to Very Vanilla.  I used Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso.  The Rich Razzleberry comes in on the side.  I used the Scallop Trim border punch on it.  I adhered the Very Vanilla piece to it and then ran them both through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Very Vanilla piece so it wasn't so bright.  I love the final product!  

I hope you can play along!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Inspired by Nature.  Ink- Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry.  Accessories-  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Trim punch, sponge.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dasher Christmas

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday to you!  Today's post is a card I made while blog surfing.  I stopped by Margaret's blog, and saw this card.  I loved the layout, and I had to make a card of my own right away.  :)

I pulled out some of my retired goodies (I've got to use this stuff!) and got started. The card base is Real Red.  There is another layer of Real Red on top of the base.  I adhered the strips of DSP and the Old Olive crimped (not really noticeable in the pic) and scalloped piece to the bottom of it before running the top half through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I added a piece of Old Olive taffeta (retired), and then started thinking about the image piece.  I pulled out all my Christmas sets to see which ones would work.  I ended up putting them all back on the shelf and using Dasher.  I just LOVE this stamp!  I blinged him up with some self-adhesive rhinestones.  I also added some to the bottom corner.  Simple, but I love it!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Dasher.  Ink- Early Espresso.  Paper- Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Dashing DSP (retired).  Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Old Olive taffeta (retired), Rhinestone jewels, Scallop Trim punch, crimper.

Enjoy your day!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Will Never Forget

Today, on the 9th anniversary of the attacks, we pause to remember the victims, to grieve with the families and friends of those who died and to honor the heroes of that day and each day since who have sacrificed to save lives and serve their country.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Stampin' Up! Introduces Designer Fabric

Starting with the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! now offers a selection of exclusive designs and colors you love in a line of high-quality designer fabrics for use with the Big Shot die-cutting machine. 

You don't have to be a seamstress--or even like to sew--to enjoy using Designer Fabric! The colors and patterns in the Designer Fabrics are designed to coordinate perfectly with Stampin' Up! inks, card stock, Designer Series Paper, and other accessories, and are perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. If you do enjoy sewing, however, the beauty and high quality of Designer Fabric, available in an extra-wide fat quarter (18" x 26"), makes it perfect for use in quilting, clothing, home décor or any other project. 

Along with Designer Fabrics, we also offer coordinating products that provide you and your customers with everything you need to start crafting with Designer Fabric.
  • Big Designer Buttons - These buttons coordinate perfectly with the Designer Fabric in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.
  • Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll and Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets - Use them to make adhering your fabric die-cuts simple!
  • Big Shot dies - Stampin' Up! offers a multitude of Big Shot dies, including the new Tasteful Trim and Scallop Squares Duo in the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.
Order your Designer Fabric today and get started using and selling this excellent new line of products!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Vintage Birthday

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you had a fabulous holiday with your friends & family!

Besides being Labor Day, today is also the birthday of a friend and co-worker.  I loved the card I made here, so I decided to CASE myself.  :)  I just flipped it and changed the colors.  I used Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink.  I ran the background piece of Pretty in Pink through the Big Shot in the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Then I sponged the raised images with Pretty in Pink ink to give it even more dimension.  The long Very Vanilla piece is stamped with the Very Vintage wheel and sponged with Pretty in Pink.  The sentiment panel is stamped with the small flower from Vintage Vogue (stamped off once) and sponged with Pretty in Pink.  The sentiment is from On Your Birthday and is stamped in Chocolate Chip.  The card base is also sponged with Pretty in Pink.  The finishing touch is a piece of retired Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon.

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Very Vintage, On Your Birthday.  Ink-  Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip.  Paper- Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip. Accessories-  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Very Vintage wheel, Chocolate Chip poly-twill ribbon, sponge, dimensionals.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Vintage Thanks

WooHoo!  It's finally Friday!  Plus, it's a 3-day weekend for my kiddos and me!  Yippee!  

Whew!  Now that that's out of the way...

I made another card!  It feels great to be creating again...even if it is a CASE.  I found a card on Stampin' Connection (a website for SU! demos) that really caught my eye, and I decided to make my own version.  

I don't have the stamp set she used, so I used Vintage Vogue.  The flowers are stamped in Certainly Celery ink on Certainly Celery  and Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is from Thank You Kindly and is also stamped in Certainly Celery.  The background mats are Night of Navy.  I sponged all the layers (except the Night of Navy) with Certainly Celery ink.  I am really liking the final product.  :)  How about you?

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

Supplies(all SU!):  Stamps- Vintage Vogue, Thank You Kindly.  Ink- Certainly Celery.  Paper-  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy.  Accessories- sponge.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini starts today!

The Holiday Mini is here!  You won't believe all the wonderful things you'll find inside!  Click here to download the PDF.  There is also a link in the sidebar.  :)

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