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I am an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator and love to share what I do.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sweet Sorbet Gift Card Holder

Stampin' Up! has a stamp set called B.Y.O.P. (Buy Your Own Present). It's a great set to use if you're giving a gift card or cash as a gift. I found the measurements at My Little Craft Blog. She does a great job of breaking down each of the measurements.

Stamps - B.Y.O.P., Flower Shop, Petite Pairs
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
DSP - Sweet Sorbet
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Memento Tuxedo Black
Punches - Corner Rounder, Pansy

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wetland Greetings

This is just a quick, easy, birthday card. It took me longer to get it posted than it did to make it.
Stamps - Wetlands
Cardstock - Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - Soft Sky

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Peppa Pig

My great niece is turning three, and the birthday party theme is, you guessed it, Peppa Pig. After doing a little research on, you guessed it, Pinterest, I found lots of inspiration. I discovered a Peppa Pig cake plan. The plan was perfect for creating a Peppa Pig cut out. Even better, Stampin' Up! has perfect colors for Peppa Pig.
Cardstock - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
DSP - Polka Dot Parade
Ribbon - Melon Mambo Scallop Dots
Punches - 1/16" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love and Sympathy

I made this card for a friend.
Stamps - Happy Watercolor, Love and Sympathy
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party
Ribbon - Island Indigo 1/4" Satin

Monday, January 19, 2015

Summer Birthday

I found this layout design on Pinterest quite a while back. I finally sat down to create my version. Since we still don't seem to be getting a winter, again, this year, my mind seems to be wondering towards summer. Typically, I am not a snow person, but we really need some of that white stuff. When I should be looking at several feet of snow, I'm looking at bare ground.
Stamps - Blooming with Kindness, Summer Sihouettes
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Summer Fun

As I was making this card, I realized my last few cards were looking very similar: scene, mat, done! I have been enjoying stamping scenes, but I don't want to be in a rut. For this card, I just punched out a couple of squares, added some matting, and popped them up with dimensionals.
Stamps - Sheltering Tree
Cardstock - Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories - 1" & 1-1/4" Square Punches, Dimensionals

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Birthday Blooms

It was a lazy, relaxing day today. The only thing on my "To Do" list was to play in my craft room. I thought I would have accomplished making more than one card, but I did have fun playing.

Because I needed to mask some of the flowers, I spent a lot of time cutting. Fortunately, I will be able to use them again and again.
Stamps - Bloom with Hope
Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay, Cherry Cobbler, Crum Cake, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder
Ribbon - Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Trim

Monday, January 12, 2015

Strawberry Lotus

I didn't make this card for anyone in particular. I just wanted to play with the FREE Lotus Blossom stamp set I got from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion going on right now.
Stamps - Lotus Blossom
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink - Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Labels Collection Framelits, Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots and Square Lattice embossing folders

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Just a Little House

Just a little house surrounded by sheltering trees. I got the stamp set a couple of days ago, and finally got to play and find a home for one of my houses. It hasn't been all bad, we've been spending time with friends the last few evenings.
Stamps - Holiday Home, Sheltering Tree
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive
Blendabilities - Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessory - Crystal Delight

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sweet Birthday Box

I had so much fun making this card. Deciding on the color combination was easy. I just looked to my stash of DSP. Deciding on the different elements, was just fun. I played around with different stamp sets and punches, and came up with this combination.

Stamps - Cycle Celebration
DSP - Gingham Garden
Cardstock -Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point
Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight (for the candle flames)
Punches - Bitty Butterfly, Build a Cupcake, Decorative Label, Elegant Butterfly

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

You can now begin ordering from the Occasions Catalog. The items in this catalog are only available until June 2nd. I just placed my order (I was pleasantly distracted by Christmas), and am looking forward to receiving it tomorrow. If you have recently become addicted to Stampin' Blendabilities (like me), then be sure to check out page 32. There are FOUR more color combinations!

If you haven't started using Stampin' Blendabilities, now is a perfect time to start. You can actually receive them for FREE! There are three different ways to receive FREE Bleandabilities, or other items shown in the catalog below:

It's simple
one free product for every $50 you spend
(before tax and shipping). 
Get those products you've been wanting, 
and earn more for free at the same time!

There's no better time to join Stampin' Up!
Become a demonstrator for just $99, 
and during Sale-A-Bration you can
choose what you want for free
(see pages 22-23).

Get $25 more to spend
on any Stampin' Up! products
with a qualifying party--
see page 23 for details.

Remember: Sale-A-Bration will only lasts until March 31st, so don't delay.

Saturday, January 3, 2015


Have you ever started out doing one thing, then ended up with something totally different? That's how this card started . I had the idea of making a card with lots of little houses. I even created all the houses to place on the card.

Then, I decided the houses needed lots of trees. That's where I ran into trouble. I stamped the trees and they looked good. I added leafs to the trees, and they looked even better. I added a house, and it just didn't work.

What if I added a lake? Yeah, that works. . . but not with a house. Below is the end result.

Don't get me wrong, I really like the end result. The problem is, I still have all these little houses! I must find a "home" for them.
Stamps - Lovely As a Tree
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Stampin' Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, Wild Wasabi

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Rose By Any Other Name

In this case, it's a Sweetbriar Rose! I didn't think I would enjoy working with the Blendabilities markers as much as I do. I've gotten to the point where I look for stamps in my collection which I can color. It's kind of a form of therapy.
Stamp - Sweetbriar Rose
Cardstock - Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Ribbon - 1/4" Island Indigo
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