Archives for March 2012

Crosses of Hope

With Easter fast approaching, many of our thoughts and creativity turns to the Lord and the "reason for the season". Today's card is one of my favorite religious Easter cards, created with the Crosses of Hope stamp set #117136 wood, #120567 clear … [Read more...]

Owl punch roses for Easter

Another stinkin' cute punched flower idea, this one comes from the Owl Builder punch 118074 of all punches lol. So cute, and really easy to make. This was a swap from my Spring Swap (for current swap click here), and sadly I sent them back after … [Read more...]

Mixed Bunch flower pot card

Here's a clever use for your Ovals Big Shot die #114525...flower pot!! So fun!The flower images are from the Mixed Bunch stamp set #125535 wood, #125537 clear mount. Flowers were punched with the Blossom Punch #125603. Both of these items are from … [Read more...]

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Bird Punch Peeps & Eggs

The "Stinkin' Cute-o-meter" is back for this adorable Peep card video tutorial. Can you stand it?! Baby chicks coming out of Easter Eggs, it just doesn't get cuter than this. Created with Stampin' Up!'s Bird Builder Punch (of all things), and … [Read more...]

REMINDER: Sale-a-Bration – only a few days left!

Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in everyday goes on in life, that important dates sneak up on us. Sale-a-bration ending is one of those things for me! All of the sudden I looked at the calendar and realized it's ENDING!! OMG! How can that be, … [Read more...]

Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set – Part 2

A couple more gorgeous swaps using  the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set (#125485 wood, #125487 clear mount) in the Occasions mini catalog (ending April 30, 2012). … [Read more...]

Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set – Part I

I love the vintage feel and beautiful images in the Rue Des Fleurs stamp set (#125485 wood, #125487 clear mount) in the Occasions mini catalog (ending April 30, 2012). These are a few great swaps using the set, stay tuned for more. … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day theme – Customer Card Swap

Let's hear it for the Mom's!!! Cards swaps are a lot of fun, and one of my favorite parts of Stampin' Up! Demonstrator events. By request from my "clubbers" I am hosting a "Mother's Day Theme" full card swap or your own! Come join the fun. I will … [Read more...]

Fun with Flowers

Spring is in the air here in New England, it's been in the 60's and 70's all week and the first signs of my tulips are starting to pop out of ground. Flowers make me happy! Today I'm sharing some fun flower swaps in honor of spring.The first card … [Read more...]

Bleeding Heart beauty from Michelle

I received this beautiful "Bleeding Heart" card from my friend Michelle Zindorf. It's such a beautiful work of art, using the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set #111672, Stampin' Sponges #101610 and a Brayer #102395. Michelle's cards are works of art, I'm … [Read more...]

Fresh Vintage SAB Card from Mary

I received this beautiful card from my friend Mary Fish. Mary used the Fresh Vintage Stamp set (125115 wood, 125117 clear mount) found in the Sale a Bration catalog. She punched the post images out with the 1" Square Punch #124094, then punched the … [Read more...]

More beautiful cards with Sympathy

Here are a few more of the beautiful hand-stamped sympathy cards I received from friends this week.This first card was from friend Jean Brown. I love, love how she created these trees. The tree trunks and "thinking of you" are from the Trendy Trees … [Read more...]

Sweet Sorrow – Beautiful Sympathy Cards

Thank you to all for your thoughts, prayers and support through the passing of my step-father, Dick MacKinnon. We received some of the most beautiful sympathy cards, and touching notes. Sadly, we all need sympathy card ideas. Wish that weren't a part … [Read more...]

Very special fan mail from Katelyn

This week I received the most touching, and stinkin' cutest card in the mail from a very special fan. I was so touched when I received this card in the mail, I had tears in my eyes. Let me share a little bit about Katelyn, she is 5 years old (can you … [Read more...]

Tote-ally Tess Time

Let's have some fun the "Tote-ally Tess in a Dress". These cards were created using the Totally Tess stamp set #117076 wood, #118595 clear mount and she's all "dressed up". The first card is Tess in a wedding dress, super fun!! My apologies on the … [Read more...]

Background Stamps in Action

Today my focus is on some of Stampin' Up!'s background stamps showcased on pages 149 -152 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog. I love them. So many fun ideas. This first 2 cards use the Hello, Doily background stamp #122845 and the  Delicate … [Read more...]

Some Simple and Fun card ideas

Today's post consists of several fun card ideas. This first card uses the Doily Triple Layer punch #122465 as flowers and the Precious Butterflies Hostess stamp set #122515 wood, #122517 clear mount. Super stinkin' cute! You can earn this stamp set … [Read more...]

The New Simply Scored Diagonal Plate & Video

We are pleased to announce the all-new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, perfect for creating envelopes, boxes, and more! It’s the must-have companion to your Simply Scored scoring tool.Product FeaturesSits on top of the Simply Scored … [Read more...]