Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Style

One of my favorite styles is the Vintage look. There are really a lot of techniques you can use to achieve that "shabby chic" look.
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Supplies used: Vintage Vogue & Well Scripted stamps (Occasions Mini); Whisper White card stock; Regal Rose, So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Pretty in ink Classic Ink; Pearls are from the Pretties Kit. Oval was die cut with the Big Shot and ink was sponged inside the oval.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

You Can Never Have Enough Butterflies!

Butterflies are really in this year! Stampin' Up! has several products available to make some fantastic projects! My very talented daughter, Julie, designed this card. I love the clean lines! And it's really a quick card to make if you are in a hurry! You can have several of these made up and just add the appropriate greeting.
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Supplies: Top Note Bigz Die and Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die; Shades of Spring designer series paper; Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Orchid Opulence and Whisper White card stock; Certainly Celery and Basic Black Classic Ink, Butterfly Accent Stamp and Whimsical Words stamp sets.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

This made me chuckle!

I recieved a couple of orders the yesterday and got a good chuckle when I looked at the boxes! Along with the Sale-A-Bration logo, there is a warning: Caution - Opening box may cause extreme excitement! LOL!!!

OK....back to business! Pictured below is the class that I am holding on February 20th at 10am. It is a card organizer box. And we will make two each of the cards pictured so you can start to fill the box! Please call me (734-285-2116) or e-mail me - if you are interested. Registration deadline is February 10th so I can order the boxes.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Party Favors!

The beautiful lady in the center is my mom, Gloria. The condominium complex where my folks live has a pretty active group of residents. One of the events they hold a couple of times a year is a luncheon and some of the women take turns organizing it. Mom and Rita (the lovely lady to the left of my mom) are "hosting" the luncheon in February. As soon as they saw one of the birdhouses made with the new Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die, they wanted to make them as favors for everyone. One of the Sparklers, Angie sitting to the right of Mom), came over to help. We finished all 21 bird houses!

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Monday, January 25, 2010

It's Magic!

Even though we are in the midst of winter, it's fun to create spring projects! It gives me hope that warmer weather is on the way! We made this Magic Slider Card at Hostess Club this month. Let me know if you want to learn how to make it!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Eggcellent Eggs Kit

One of the fun new kits in the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Eggcellent Eggs Kit. I decorated some eggs for the Open House and made a card with the leftover pieces. The kit comes with die cut flowers, rub-ons, and self adhesive backed rhinestones! Love the bling!! The unfortunate thing is that this item is a while supplies last! Once it's gone, it's gone!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

I {heart} Hearts samples

As promised, here are the cards made with the I {heart}Hearts stamp set. When you purchase this set during this fundraising period (from now until February 28th), I will send you the pre-cut card stock and ribbon (along with the directions) to make these cards! I feel very blessed to be associated with a company who continues to reach out to those in need when a disaster hits. Helping the people of Haiti is just the latest in a long list of communities that Stampin' Up! has helped over the years.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fundraiser for Haiti

Stampin' Up! as announced that from now until February 28, 2010, proceeds from the sale of the stamp set I {heart} Hearts will donated to the Red Cross in Haiti. You can call me, e-mail me or shop from my on-line store at to order your stamp set now. I have also posted the information on the right side of my blog. As a bonus, I will give you the supplies and directions to make 4 cards with this stamp set. I will post the card samples within the next day or so.

Item numbers: wood - #117010, $26.95
clear - #118571, $18.95

Fabirc and the Big Shot - More Samples!

Inspired by the Textiles display at Leadership, I dug out some fabric scraps and started playing. The flower on the canvas bag and the three flower pins were made using the XL Flower Folds Die. I die cut 2 each , off-set them a bit and stitched them together in the center. The centers of the flowers are filled with Rhinestone Brads.

I used fleece to make the big flower on one of the canvas bags. The heart on the other bag was made using the 4-Petal Card die. I cut off 2 of the "petals" to form the heart and then used WonderUnder to put it on the bag.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Fabric and the Big Shot!

I mentioned in a post a few days ago that one of the most interesting displays at Leadership was on Textiles. Each of us were given a quilt block made using the Pointed Star die. The point of the star is under the center of the flower. How fun is this? Using dies to cut fabric pieces! You can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at one time!

Below are a hot pad and a pillow that were on display as well. Tomorrow, I'll post some things I made!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I Love What I Do!

Susan & Barb

"Love What You Do!" was the theme of this year's Leadership Conference and I sure love what I do! Wouldn't you love to do what you love, too? This is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family! Not only is the starter kit 15% off during Sale-A-Bration, you can pick any stamp set in either the Idea Book & Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog for FREE!

Susan & Julie
One of the things I love is getting free stamps! We were all given a stamp set that will be the Summer Mini Catalog! WOW!!!

Here is a card we had on display at the Open House this past weekend. We used one of the new Heart Treat Cups,the Pinking Hearts Border Punch and the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper! The card base looks black but is Chocolate Chip.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Mske and Take

We made this card at Leadership and I just love it! So this is the card that we had for the Open House Make & Take!

Supplies used: Bashful Blue, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Confetti White card stock; Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain ribbon and Linin Thread; Extra Large Fancy Flower and 1 1/4" circle punches; With All My Heart and Dot, Dot, Dot stamp sets, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pretty In Pink and Melon Mambo Classic Ink.

At Leadership, we used a 3/4" circle of Pretty In Pink cardstock. At the Open House, we used Pretty In Pink Epoxy Brad.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

More Open House displays!

I've had so much fun making things for the Open House! I couldn't decide which of these to post today so thought I would post both! I will post the Make & Take card tomorrow!

One of the new items in the Occasions Mini are On-Board Books. There are 3 shapes: birds, scallop circles and hearts. I took 2 of the heart pages and made a heart shaped box and filled it with Hershey Kisses. I covered the top with the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper and made the flowers using the new Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and With All My Heart stamp set. I made the bow with the new Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.

One of the Sparklers, Angela, made this banner using the Pennant die that we hung from the mantel. Isn't it great? Now I really want that die!!!
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Valentine's Day Treat

I have a few minutes before the Open House begins this morning so I thought I would post another dispay item. This cute little treat bag was made with a 6 x 6 sheet of the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper. These are very easy to make!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

See this Valentine's Day Card at the Open House!

I am all set up for the Open House tomorrow and thought I would share one of the projects that will be on display. The stamp set is from the Level 1 Holiday Best set.

Supplies used: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Rose Red card stock; Basic Black, Pretty in Pink classic ink; Rose Red marker; White Taffeta Ribbon; Eyelet Border Punch; Stampin' Sponges; Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I die cut an oval with the Big Shot and used the negative image to sponge Pretty in Pink ink inside of the oval over the greeting.

Hope to see you at the Open House!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Textiles and the Big Shot!

One of the most interesting displays at Leadership last week was the "Textiles" Display. I usually focus on paper crafting but was absolutely amazed at all of the items this demonstrator made with fabric and the Big Shot! This welcome banner was made with different fabrics and different dies. WonderUnder was used to adhere the die cut pieces to the banner and our Corduroy buttons were used as embellishments in the center of the flowers.
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Monday, January 11, 2010

Leadership Make & Take

Here is one of the cards we made at Leadership. This was made with the new Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch. And don't forget about the Open House this Friday and Saturday! I am really excited to show you some of the fun new "stuff" in the Occasions Mini!!
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Leadership - Make & Takes

It's hard to believe that Leadership is over!! It was a wonderful conference! Over the next several days I will share some of the projects we made and saw! The following photos are from check-in day. We made our make & takes at the end of the day (after swapping and shopping at Memento Mall!) The top photo is the 8x8 scrap book page we made. The middle photo is my daughter Julie and her downline, Jessie. The bottom photo is me and Barb.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die

I've been having fun playing with this new embosslit! In this card, I die cut the big heart with Vellum card stock and layered in on top of Melon Mambo card stock. It takes on the tones of Rose Red! So the ribbon and Rose Red card stock were perfect to complete the card. The small hearts are punched out of the Whisper White with the new small heart punch.

Check In for Leadership begins today! I am really excited to be heading to the Convention Center in a few hours! We will be making our make & takes in the late afternoon. I will post them within the next days!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010