Archives for February 2009

Hit the Road Jack

Jack is my nickname for the "crazy cat" driving the jeep in this stamp set called "Hit the Road". You can't help but smile when you see him. I thought the thumping technique worked so perfectly with this image, putting it in motion on a "bumpy" … [Read more...]

Reversing the Tulipe Die Cut

I have been playing with the Stampin' Up Tulipe Bigz sizzix die in my Big Shot. I love the idea of using the image punched out. The designer paper accents the image beautifully. Here I used Bella Rose and So Saffron designer papers and 1/2 pearls … [Read more...]

Demonstrator Swap: Occasions Cardfront

 2009 Occasions Mini Catalog - Cardfront Swap Details A new mini is coming in April! As demonstrators we can pre-order products from this mini beginning March 1. To kick it off, I'm hosing a cardfront swap. 10+1 Cardfronts (1 for the … [Read more...]

Stampin Up supports Australian bushfire victims

One more reason why I love Stampin' Up is their compassion and outreach. The company uses it's resources to help those in need. Here is a note from the company: "With the fires that have recently ravaged southern Australia, this nation has suffered … [Read more...]

Wedding Card using Only Ovals

 I was playing with my Only Ovals stamp set and made this gorgeous wedding card. I love that all of the stamps in that set fit in the SU Wide Oval punch, it made it really easy. I embossed this "You've tied the Knot" image in silver on basic black … [Read more...]

Mans Best Friend – Flash Gordon

When I first saw the "Man's Best Friend" stamp set in the new Stampin' Up catalog, I thought of our dog Flash (short for Flash Gordon). Flash is a Beagle mix we rescued last April. I was trying to identify which of the dogs featured in the set … [Read more...]

Be my Valentine

On Wednesday night (Feb 11) it hits me that Valentine's Day is almost here, and I've completely forgotten! My boys both needed Valentine's for the classes, which equals over 50 combined. It certainly would've been a moment of panic, if it hadn't … [Read more...]

A Yummy Embosslit Tutorial

Another "must have" item from the new catalog are the embosslits for the Big Shot. These are the coolest dies, they not only emboss they actually cut the shape of the die. This card show the Stampin' Up exclusive Simple Flower embosslit. I have cut 4 … [Read more...]

Gratuitous Graffiti – part 2 – Hologram Technique

This is the 2nd in my two part series on the Gratuitous Graffiti background stamp. This technique I stumbled across by accident when I was expiramenting. It came out sooo very cool. I've dubbed it the "hologram" technqiue because that's what it … [Read more...]

Gratuitous Graffiti – part 1

I totally fell in love with the Gratuitous Graffiti background stamp when it made it's debut in the 2008 Fall / Winter Catalog. Of course, I was thinking about the holidays, and it went untouched until after Christmas when I was ready to make my … [Read more...]

SU Video: Movers & Shapers & more

A great new video tutorial from Stampin' Up featuring Jaron Winder is now on my SU "official" website. He shows the cool projects using the big shot, including the new magnetic Curly Label die, and other cool projects using the Big Shot. See the … [Read more...]

Where to find the catalog supply lists

Have you received your 2009 Spring / Summer Idea Book and Catalog and wondered where the supply list/recipe section the used to located in the back went? I've got great news! Not only is the Supply List still alive and well, it's better then it … [Read more...]

Beautiful Butterflies

I absolutely love this new Big Shot die from the new Spring / Summer catalog. It's called Beautiful Butterflies. The original idea for this card came from my friend Meg Loven, I loved her creation so much I added my own touch and we are making this … [Read more...]