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Monday, September 27, 2010

Cute by the Inch!

I love this card!   I found it in our Stampin' Success magazine that we receive each month from Stampin' Up!.  I copied it right out of here and sharing with you - I LOVE MY JOB!


  • Cute by the Inch stamp set
  • Big Shot
  • Multi purpose platform
  • Standard cutting pads
  • Flower Daisy #2 die
  • Backgrounds #1 texturz plates
  • Scallop edge punch
  • 1 ¼” circle punch
  • Vanilla hodgepodge hardware kit
  • Paper piercing tool
  • Mat pack
  • Baja breeze marker
  • Early espresso marker
  • Pear pizzazz marker
  • Stampin’ dimensionals
  • Mini glue dots
  • 5/8” daffodil delight satin ribbon
Card Stock:
Baja breeze – cut one piece at 4 ¼” x 11”
Early espresso – cut one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”
Whisper white – cut one piece at 3 ½” x 5”
Daffodil delight – cut 2 pieces at 4” x 4”
Scraps of whisper white
Step by Step:
  1. Using the scallop edge punch – punch out the left side of the early espresso card stock. Attach to the center of the Baja Breeze card stock.
  2. Put the whisper white card stock on top of the diamond shaped texturz plate and run through the Big Shot. Adhere to the top of the early espresso card stock.
  3. Place both pieces of the daffodil delight paper onto the large daisy on the Flower Daisy #2 die and run through the Big Shot.
  4. Ink up the “For You” stamp from the Cute by the Inch stamp set using your markers. “Huff” on the ink and stamp onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock. Cut out image using the 1 ¼” circle punch.
  5. Tape both daffodil delight daisies and the “For You” image from #4 above using the snail adhesive.
  6. Place the metal piece from the vanilla hodgepodge kit over the top of the “For You” Image. Using the paper piercing tool, punch a hole in each side of the metal piece. Insert a vanilla brad into each hole and secure on the back.
  7. Put 2 dimensionals on the back of the daisy on either side of the brads and attach to the top front of the card.
  8. Wrap a piece of daffodil delight ribbon around the bottom third of the card and tie in a knot on the front.
  9. Your card is finished!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Daisies, Daisies, Everywhere!

Daisies, daisies - don't you wish we still have them out?!  I hope this card is a day brightener with the card stock of Pacific Point and our new color "Daffodil Delight"!

  • A Word for You stamp set
  • Big Shot
  • Standard cutting pads
  • Multi purpose platform
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Blossom Party die
  • ½” circle punch
  • Designer label punch
  • Pacific point stamp pad
  • Whisper white organdy ribbon
  • Mini glue dots
Card Stock:
Whisper white – cut one piece at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and cut one piece at 3 ¾” x 5”
Pacific Point – cut one piece at 4” x 5 ¼”
Scraps of whisper white, pacific point, and daffodil delight card stock
Step by Step:
1.      Put the smaller whisper white card stock into the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
2.      Wrap a piece of whisper white ribbon around the top third of the card stock in #1 above and attach ends to the back using adhesive. Attach all to the Pacific Point card stock.
3.      Attach #2 above to the whisper white card – base of card.
4.      Using the smallest flower of the Blossom Party die – cut out four little flowers using scraps of whisper white card stock. Attach in a random pattern onto the front of the card using mini glue dots – refer to picture above.
5.      Punch out 3 Pacific Point ½” circles and attach to the center of three of the flowers using mini glue dots.
6.      Punch out 1 Daffodil Delight ½” circle and attach to the remaining flower using mini glue dots.
7.      Stamp your greeting from the Occasional Quotes stamp set using Pacific Point ink and stamp onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock. Punch out using the designer label punch. Attach under the whisper white ribbon using mini glue dots.
8.      Take another small piece of the whisper white organdy ribbon and tie a knot in the left side of the ribbon to create a faux bow.
9.      Your card is finished!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Cute Kids' Card

This card is so wicked cute - I had to share it with you.  I received this sample from my customer Beckie Blumenstein and it is made completely from punches.  Let me know what you think of it by commenting in the comment section.  I would love to pass them on to Beckie!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Free Craft Tote Promotion

Don't let this tote-ally awesome opportunity pass you by!

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote--a $39.95 value--when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator!

Imagine sharing your love of Stampin' Up! with this stylish and practical tote, patterned after our Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper and large enough to carry 12" x 12" card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories. And with two Starter Kits* to choose from--Standard and Digital+--at a new lower price, there's never been a better time to join the Stampin' Up! family.

Contact ME TODAY to get started with this tote-ally awesome opportunity.

*Sample Starter Kit contents pictured in tote


Thursday, September 23, 2010

WOW! It's been a long time!

So sorry that it has been too long since my last post.  I am sure that you are wondering what happened to me!  I have been traveling alot to Charlotte, NC to visit my husband who is working there.   Then, getting my daughter off to college again for her 2nd year at Hamline University and so much more!

Here is a cute idea that we recently did at one of my stamp classes - I hope you enjoy it!

  • It’s Your Birthday stamp set
  • Circus Circus stamp set
  • Chocolate chip stamp pad
  • 1 ¼” circle punch
  • Scallop circle punch
  • ½” circle punch
1” circle punch
¾” circle punch
Big Shot
Standard cutting pads
Flower Daisy #2 die
5/16” neutrals brads (white)
Card Stock:
Daffodil delight – cut one piece at 5 ½” x 8 ½”
Whisper white – cut one piece at 5 ¼” x 4”
Baja breeze – cut one piece at 5” x 3 ¾”
Early espresso – cut one piece at 4 ¾” x 3 ½”
Scraps of whisper white, daffodil delight, Baja breeze
Step by Step:
  1. Attach the early espresso card to the Baja breeze card.
  2. Attach #1 above to the whisper white card.
  3. Attach #3 above to the daffodil delight – base of card.
  4. Stamp “Let’s Celebrate” using chocolate chip ink onto a scrap piece of whisper white card stock. Punch out using the 1 ¼” circle punch.
  5. Stamp the ornament to fit the scallop circle punch onto a scrap piece of daffodil delight card stock using chocolate chip ink – punch out using the scallop circle punch. Adhere #4 to #5 and put a couple of dimensionals on the back of the ornament.
  6. Cut out 2 small daises using daffodil delight card stock by using the Flower Daisy #2 die.
  7. Punch out a ¾” daffodil delight circle.
  8. Punch out a 1”, 1 ¼” and ¾” Baja breeze circle.
  9. Stamp other images as shown above on card using chocolate chip ink. Adhere all pieces together and tape to the front base of card in a random pattern. The “Let’s Celebrate” ornament should go on last.
  10. On the circle with the brad in the center – punch a 1/16” hole in the center, insert the brad and attach to the card using a dimensional.
  11. Your card is finished!

Sunday, August 1, 2010



Riverton, UT – Stampin’ Up!® has announced that from July 27-August 31 hostesses can earn an extra $25 in free merchandise when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more.

"I earned a ton of free stuff last time I hosted a workshop," says Katie Krafter of Kingman, Kansas. "But now I can earn even more! I’m so excited!"

Stampin’ Up! is offering this amazing opportunity to all hostesses for a limited time. "This is a great time to host a workshop," notes Sallie Stamper, a demonstrator from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "These extra hostess benefits are spectacular—and the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog just came out with tons of new stamp sets and products to choose from!"

So, don't delay!  Book your stamp show today and receive a FREE hand-stamped gift and the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!  Here are available show dates that I have available:

Wednesday, August 18th
Saturday, August 21st
Tuesday, August 24th
Friday, August 27th
Monday, August 30th

So, only a few dates available - HURRY to get the date of your choice!!


This past Tuesday I was able to babysit my granddaughter, Taylor the whole day - YEAH!!!  She is crawling now and such a joy to watch.  She is a cat-napper, so, she has alot of awake time and we got into all kinds of things in my house.  We got into my lighted houses - which we had to put up, she likes to pull herself up to the coffee table and just needed to play with my candles in the votive cups and she got ahold of a bicycle lock and was scraping that across my wood floor! LOL!  I thought it was funny - however, when my kids were little, not so much!!!   I was probably more tired at the end of the day than Taylor and I know that I slept well that night.

Here are some pictures that I took - I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

I think she really likes the flash on the camera - and just waiting for it to go off!

I think she was playing with my tennis shoes!

She actually has her own blackberry - LOL!!!   She sure does like that thing - Mom and Dad watch out!


It has been a while since I posted - sorry about that!!!  I have been at Convention in Salt Lake City, and then coming home to get all of my fun ideas ready to go and prepare for my New Catalog Open House!!  What a whirlwind!!   So many people who came to enjoy the fun of 2 make and takes, hors' de ourves, new merchandise, door prizes, samples and LOTS OF FUN!!!!  I LOVE MY JOB!!  I am surrounded by happy, smiling people ALL THE TIME - can you say the same about your job?  If so, I am glad!!!  If not, you need to seriously consider Stampin' Up! as part of your life.  Whether to support your habit (a good one!, obtain a part-time income, or full time income (LIKE ME - WOO HOO!), there is something for everyone!

Anyway, here are the door prize winners from my New Catalog Open House:

  • Barb K. - Pop Up Glue Dots
  • Sue K. - Stampin' Up! Ruler
  • Wendi M. - Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons
  • Cheryl B. - Small Grommets Hardware
  • Laura B. - Clearly Thanks Window Sheets
  • Michelle P. - 5/8" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon
  • Michelle F. - Perfect Plum designer series paper
  • Deb D. - Bride specialty paper
  • Laura K.P. - 1/4" Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Jan M. - Wings of Friendship Stamp Set

Enjoy your new items!!!