Archives for April 2010

Hello Again – Flower box card

 This is such a cute card! It was designed by my friend, downline and assistant Ellen Quinton for our demonstrator group shoebox swap. Ellen used the Hello Again stamp set (113780) and created a "flower box" effect using the scallop edge punch … [Read more...]

Bitty Birthday Fun Fold Card

 This is such a fun birthday card! The stamp set is called Bitty birthday (114934), and it was a really fun fold. The birthday cake is colored with the Stampin Pastels (105542) and blender pens (102845). The topper is the Crystal Effects (101055) … [Read more...]

Awash with Flowers Faux Layering

The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a gorgeous 2 step stamp set, and there are so many ways you can use it. As a traditional 2-step set, and you can watercolor with it. Today's project shows it done with the "faux layering" technique. It's simple and … [Read more...]

Totally Tool Box card

I hear James Taylor singing "hey baby, I'm your handyman..." when I see this card! It's just perfect for the "fix it" men in our lives. The top corners of the card were cut an an angle to create the "tool box" effect, the background is the Woodgrain … [Read more...]

Saying goodbye to the Occasions Mini – Part 2

Here's a few more fantastic tributes to the amazing products in the Occasions mini catalog. This catalog and most of the items in it end on April 30.To card to the right was created using thesuper popular Sweet Pea Stitched felt flowers … [Read more...]

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Shimmery Pastels Technique

 This is a super stinkin' cool, beautiful technique called Shimmery Pastels. It uses the Beautiful Wings embosslit (118138in the Occasions mini catalog), shimmer paint (see below for ordering info) and Stampin Pastels! Although the photo looks great, … [Read more...]

Exciting news and a very special Journal

I'm so very excited to share some news!!! I have been asked to be a reporter for Stampin Success magazine!! WOW!! What an honor, I'll be covering the upcoming Southern Caribbean cruise. I earned this cruise from Stampin Up, all expenses paidand we … [Read more...]

Saying goodbye to the Occasions Mini – Part 1

The 2010 Stampin Up Occasions mini catalog has so many fantastic stamp sets, and new products. It boosted the first look at Stampin Up's new Clear Mount stamp system, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE! It is also ending on April 30, and with it many of the cool … [Read more...]

On Board Scallop Circle Picture

Today's project comes from my downline Lynn Wilcox. She used the On Board Scallop Circle Book (118306) in the Occasions Mini catalog to create this beautiful photo collage ornament. She used designer paper and the circle punch for the edges, and the … [Read more...]

The Boston Marathon

Yesterday we watched the Boston Marathon and hand out waters and pretzels (yes, pretzels) to the runners. It's always so inspiring to be at this event. This was the 114th year, over 26,000 people ran the marathon, with over 500,000 spectators! The … [Read more...]

Clear Mount Stamp Storage made easy

I've been stocking up on many of the new clear mount stamps from Stampin Up. I just love their easy storage in a DVD container, and am so impressed with how nicely they stamp. Same great rubber, easy storage. Here's a picture of a DVD rack I picked … [Read more...]

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Scallop Circle 3-D Flowers

Check out this gorgeous vintage 3-d card made by a Cullen (and I'm not talking about Edward you crazy Twilight fans...mind off the Vampire hehehe)! This was made by my downline, Linda Cullen (who may be related - kidding). Linda created this for our … [Read more...]

Team Stamp It Shoebox Swapping

Swapping shoeboxes? Really? No not really, we're not swapping the actual shoebox but what's inside of it hehehe! A "Shoebox swap" is the name of a fun stamping event where a group of us design a project, put all of the supplies in a shoebox and go … [Read more...]

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Awash with Flowers Masking

 I can't get enough of this gorgeous Awash with flowers stamp set. Everything just turns out beautifully! My club theme for April was "gorgeous cards in under 5 minutes" and this was one of our cards. The inspiration is from the awe inspiring Jan … [Read more...]

Presents for the caribbean!

Lookie what Mr Fed Ex man delivered for me!! I'm soooo stinkin' excited! Steve and I are going on an all expenses paid cruise to the Southern Caribbean thanks to Stampin Up!! Stampin Up offers a free incentive trip to all demonstrators every year, … [Read more...]

Cyber Wedding Expo: Digital Wedding Cards – Part 12

I still have lots more samples coming in my Cyber Wedding Expo series, today's focus is on digital wedding cards. Adjust the greetings to the bride and groom's names for invitations, or use as shown for congratulatory cards.These were created … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Simply Adorned Charms on KJZZ

Here's a great video: Stampin Up! product specialist, Annie Traynor, demonstrates on a local Utah morning show, KJZZ News at Nine AM, how to quickly create an elegant gift using our Simply Adorned™ product line. Join My Newsletter | … [Read more...]

Vintage Vogue Emboss Resist

Isn't this card gorgeous? This was created by my friend and downline Kassey Granger. She is very talented isn't she? Kassey used the emboss resist technique to create this breathtaking effect. Click here to view a video featuring the emboss resist … [Read more...]

Vintage Vogue beauty from Carol Guerard

The Vintage Vogue stamp set made it's debut in January in the Occasions Mini catalog and became a fast favorite. It's now a staple in my stamping collection, and I'm so sad that the mini is ending and this month is the last month to purchase it. This … [Read more...]

NEWS: Color Renovations!!! Retiring/New Colors

Hot off the press!! Stampin Up has just announced a revamp of their color families! Hot new colors being added, some of our favorite In Colors from years past are returning for good and some favorites are being retired!IMPORTANT DATES:May … [Read more...]

New digital downloads for My Digital Studio

Item NumberName          Price 121061   Vintage Overlay Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download$5.95 121062   Vintage Vogue Stamp Brush Set - Digital … [Read more...]

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Awash with Flowers 2-Step Stamping

Q: The 2-step...stamp technique or dance?  A: Both! During the month of April we have a sneak peek opportunity to purchase the Awash with Flowers 2-step stamping set before it's available in the July catalog. Here's a quick video showing how simple … [Read more...]

Happy Easter – cards from Grammy

 Happy Easter! Here in New England we are having a most beautiful stretch of what I consider the most perfect weather. Looking forward to a wonderful church service, and then visiting with our family. We are having everyone at our house this year. I … [Read more...]

2 FREE Technique DVD’s

Do you love stamping? Join the party! When you join Stampin' Up with me, you become a part of "Team Stamp It" which is a group of both hobby and career demonstrators all over the United States. Stampin' Up is an amazing company, like no other. When … [Read more...]

Congratulations to all March winners!

Congratulations to all of the winners of my March free Stampin Up give-aways:March Blog Candy Winner: Jackie FunkMarch Facebook Winners: Leslii Stevens Anita Autore Jolene Hinkle Kimberly TraynorDid you know? You can win free stamps … [Read more...]