Friday, February 29, 2008

Treat Bag

I saw this on Splitcoast a few weeks ago and I thought that it was a really cute way to make a cute little bag out of an envelope.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Baroque Motifs stamp set; Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Whisper White card stock; Blue Bayou and Soft Sky classic ink pads; White 1/4" grosgrain, Soft Sky and Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, brad from pretties kit, tag and horizontal slot punch, and medium whisper white envelope.

I loved how quick this was to put together and I am sure that I will try and make some more of these. I am going to a little stampin' get together in the morning with a couple of other demonstrators. We will be getting swaps ready for the Tulsa regional meeting that is next weekend and I am getting really excited that it is so close. I will have to post some of what we make on Monday.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I was checking out Mocha Memories and the post fron February 24th inspired me to watercolor again. Watercoloring is a basic technique that I just haven't done in a while. I had forgotten just how fun it is to do and how pretty the results can be. While my technique is not quite as good as the inspiration card I am glad I got out the aqua painter again.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Bud Basics and Much Appreciated stamp sets; Basic, Black, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow and Whisper White card stock; Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow classic ink pads; SatzOn Jet Black ink pad; White 1/4" grosgrain, aqua painter.

I would love to see if any of you have watercolored lately. Leave a comment with a link if you have - I would love to get some more inspiration.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cupcake Creation

If you ever make cupcakes then this is an easy way to make them extra cute:

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: So Many Scallops stamp set; Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence and Whisper White card stock; Brilliant Blue, Lovely Lilac, and Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write markers; 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, scallop punch.

I colored directly on the stamp with my markers and then punched out the shapes and sandwhiched them around a toothpick and there you have it! I made these for a co-workers birthday and they turned out really cute. Here is picture with the cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

From the Kitchen of..

If you are like me and you love to cook and share your recipes then you will love this set. You can make cute recipe cards to share with friends or to keep for yourself. (I suggest that you do both)

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: From the Kitchen of stamp set; Kraft, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock; Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write markers; Chocolate Chip classic ink pad; 1" circle punch, Old Olive 1/4" Poly Twill.

The options with this set are endless. I am thinking that I might have to develop a stamp camp around this set.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Two things to sale-a-brate

I have two projects to share today. Both are made with a Sale-a-bration set. I love these sets and the best thing is for each $50 purchase made you get to choose an item from the sale-a-bration catalog. Doesn't everyone love a gift with purchase??

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Friendship Blooms stamp set; Kraft, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Mellow Moss and Whisper White card stock; Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker; Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Mellow Moss classic ink pads; White 1/4" grosgrain, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky double stitched ribbon; So Saffron button.

I love to have cards on hand and ready to mail to a friend for no real reason at all and I think this one will fit the bill perfectly.

The next card used soft colors that I could not get to photograph as well but I do love how the card looks in real life.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Birthday Whimsy stamp set; Bashful Blue, Barely Banana and Whisper White card stock; Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Barely Banana Stampin' Write marker; Barely Banana, and Bashful Blue classic ink pads; Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper; Bashful Blue and White 1/4" grosgrain.

I just love these two sets. They are both offer a ton of options. You don't have to take my word for it. Check out what other stampers are doing with Friendship Blooms and Birthday Whimsy.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Bright Birthday!

Here is my newest creation. I love citrus colors but I don't always find myself reaching for them when I stamp. Sometimes it just takes a cute new stamp to remind me of colors that I love.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Tart & Tany and Eat Cake stamp sets; Green Galore, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow and Whisper White card stock; Green Galore, Only Orange, and Yo Yo Yellow Stampin' Write markers; Green Galore, Only Orange, and Yo Yo Yellow classis ink pads; White 1/4" grosgrain.

You can find the directions on how to make this cute box here. I can just see filling this little box with some sweet treats for happy birthday gift.

I have a lot to do today. I am part of a charity fashion show this afternoon which should be fun but will keep me away from stampin' stuff most of the day. I am glad that it is for a really good cause because if it wasn't it would be hard to leave the stamp room. Next post on Monday and there will be a couple of projects in that post with sale-a-bration sets. I just love sale-a-bration and we only have a few weeks left.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Fruit is fun.

I have a new set called Tart & Tangy. I have been hoping to find the time to really dive in and try it out. It will be in the Occasions Mini Catalog available March 1st. There is also a designer series paper that coordinates called Summer Picnic. I love how cherry the little cherries in this set are. I needed a quick and cute thank you card and here it is:

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: Tart & Tany and Much Appreciated stamp sets; Old Olive, Real Red and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write markers; Old Olive classis ink pad; Real Red Striped grosgrain ribbon; 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punch.

I was inspired by this card at splitcoaststampers.

There is also a cute citrus stamp. I think that it would make a great little gift box all bright and cherry. I will have to work on that to post tomorrow.

Pink & Brown!!

I think that I have my camera "issue" solved. I do have to retake pictures so just one card to share today.

I am a huge fan of pink and brown. That is why I love the Berry Bliss designer series paper from Stampin' Up! It is so much fun to work with. I was playing with the So Many Scallops set that is available with a $50.00 order during Sale-A-Bration which ends on March 17th. This is the card that I came up with:

All Supplies Stampin' Up!: So Many Scallops stamp set; So Swirly jumbo wheel; Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock; Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun Stampin' Write markers; Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon; 1" circle and Scallop circle punch

I think that it is clean and fun and I hope you enjoy it as well. If this card provides you inspiration please leave a comment with a link where I can see what you did.

I will try to post a peek from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog tomorrow. There are several new items that I can not wait for customers to get their hands on.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What is good way to keep your hands warm on a cold day?

Stamp, Stamp, Stamp!

If you are anywhere near the Midwest like me you will know that it was cold today! I went to get the mail this morning and it was so cold it took my breath away for just a moment. I came back into the house and the mid-day news weathercast came on... wind chills of -15 degrees!!! That explains the loss of breath.

Well, that was enough reason for me to stay inside and what is better than spending some time inside if you have a craft space that is just asking you to pay attention to it. I had some time to put together a few things using my new sale-a-bration sets and even a few things from our new occasions mini catalog that will not be public until March 1st.

That got me thinking that I really need to share these creations with my friends and customers. I know they usually get to see them eventually but sometimes I make a card a mail it out and only the person who I mailed it to ever sees it. So, I decided to start this blog so that I can share quickly with everyone what I am working on and what inspired me.

I am really excited to post those items but my camera is having an "issue". Maybe it is frozen. I promise to try and get it to behave tomorrow so that I can get the pictures posted.