Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral - 20% off!

One of my favorite stamp sets in the catalog is Fifth Avenue Floral. The images are simple and elegant!

Supplies used: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock; Versmark and Black embossing powder; Ruby Red and Cameo Coral Watercolor Wonder crayons; Aquapainter; Eyelet Edge Border Punch; Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
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Big Shot Class Project #2

This little gift box is perfect for small gifts or treats! It would be great for showers or weddings! It's reaslly easy to make!
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To make this box:
  • Score a 6" x 6" piece of card stock at 1 3/4" on all four sides.
  • Cut the score lines on 2 opposite sides and fold to make the box. Use Sticky Strip to secure the sides.
  • Die cut a piece of designer series paper with the Petal Card Die to make the top. I also reinforced the center of the top with a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of card stock.
  • Tie a piece of 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon around the box.
  • Embellish as desired. The larger butterfly is from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and the smaller butterfly was die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Greenhouse Garden - 20% off in April!

If you love flowers, this stamp set is great! I couldn't decide which flowers to use so decided to make a collage of all of the flowers in the this stamp set!
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Supplies: YoYo Yellow, Basic Black, Whisper White and Orchid Opulence card stock; YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black Classic Ink; Wide Oval Punch; Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.

Big Shot Class

I held a Big Shot class the other night. We made 5 projects so I thought over the next week or so I would share the projects we made.
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Debbie and Donna attended the class - both said they learned a lot and it was well worth their time!
Thanks, ladies!

One of the projects we made was this wreath. We started with the On-Board Scallop Circle Book pages(Occasions Mini Catalog), found the center and die cut a circle with the Clear Circle Die to form the wreath. Next we traced the scallop circle onto a piece of designer series paper (We used Cottage Wall), and again, found the center and die cut the circle with the Clear Circle Die. The paper wreath was glued on to the chip board with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

We die cut the letters for "Welcome" with the Naturally Serif strip die and adhered to a piece of Whisper White card stock. To finish the wreath, we die cut flowers and butterflies with Sizzlits, Embosslits, etc.

Two-Step Into Spring:!

There is a lot of exciting things going on right now with Stampin' Up! They have announced a Color Renovation! I am really excited about these changes and I can't wait to get my hands on the new colors! I will post more about these at a later date!

Right now, I want to talk about the Two Step Into Spring campaign this month! Hostesses can earn Awash With Flowers for FREE this month with a $350 workshop! Additonally, there are four stamp sets that are 20% off!
  • Greenhouse Garden (page 94) - on sale for $20.76
  • Fifth Avenue Floral (page 98) - on sale for $19.96
  • Flower Fance (page 101) - on sale for $29.56
  • Trendy Trees (page 112) on sale for $14.36
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I will be posting samples with all of these sets over the next week or so. Supplies used to make this card:
Trendy Trees Stamp Set, Funky Forest Wheel; Green Galore, Chocolate Chip card stock and Classic Ink; Whisper White card stock; Stamp-a-ma-Jig; Word Window & Modern Label Punches

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

I hope all of you are enjoying time with your families this Easter! While not all of our children and grandchildren were able to join us this year (We miss you Mark, Aimee & Josh & kids!), the Illinois contingent arrived late Thursday. It's been a hectic few days and haven't had a chance to post. So I thought I would share just a few photos with you today.

We gave the task of coloring eggs to Thomas & Claire and Elise decided to sit in and watch.

We snapped some photos after Mass and came in to discover the Easter Bunny had paid a visit!

Julie and I are hoping to get some stamping time in this evening after dinner. I will start posting projects again tomorrow!
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