Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun Flowers

I have another gorgeous card from our Demonstrator Card Swap that has no name on it. I LOVE the layout. This card is made using a 4 1/4" X 8 1/2" piece of cardstock and scored and folded at 3". The 3" portion is at the bottom, then decorate how you wish. The top has a piece of 7 1/5" x 2 3/4" cardstock, folded in half and placed approximately 3/4" down from the top of the card. When the card is closed, the bottom is folded up first and the top folded over the bottom.

This has a scallop circle at the bottom on the 3" portion, which will hold the top down when closed.

The flower is made using the Fun Flowers Die for the Big Shot. It is so fun to use. This one was sponged with Baja Breeze classic ink and attached with a Clear Rhinestone Brad and Dimensionals. The inside flowery image comes from the Easter Blossoms Stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Did you notice the pretty scallops across the bottom section? It was created using the Eyelet Border Punch... this punch really dresses up a card making it stand out from all the rest. I love the Designer Series paper which is Elegant Soiree from the Idea Book & Catalog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Blossoms

My Upline, Beth Suhr is so amazing at making her cards. She made this gorgeous card using the Easter Blossom stamp set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. This photo just doesn't do it justice.

The girl is made using Black Craft Ink and Irridescent Ice embossing powder and heated with the Heat Tool. She also used the Tulip Embossing Folder and the Oval Dies for the Big Shot.

This card is really amazing. Check out the Occasions Mini Catalog as there is only one month left, ending 4-30-11 for your "can't live without" stamps. The mini catalog items sometimes make it to the BIG Idea Book and Catalog, but not all of them..... so get what you want now so you won't miss out on something you LOVE.

Have Wonderful Day!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Baja Breeze Glassy Glitter

The Occasions Mini catalog introduced Baja Breeze Glass Glitter and we all received a FREE jar when we went to Regionals..... Regionals is sort of like a "mini" convention. We did make and takes, had demonstrations, drawings for FREE products and other FREEBIES just for attending. I love being a demonstrator, we have sooo many perks and opportunities.

Anyway, I wanted to share this cute card that one of my fellow demonstrators, Pat Dion, shared at our Demonstrator Meeting. She used several fun products and techniques. The first, is the really fun Glassy Glitter used for the frosting on the cupcake. The is using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Instead of using the punch to make a "ribbon", she used a 3"X3" square of cardstock, centered it in the center of the punch and punched all the way around. When done, it leaves the center portion attached and squares on each corner. Then you can decorate anyway you wish. Of course on this card the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Build a Cupcake Punch were used. Isn't it cute?

I have another card to show you that is similar, but I don't know who made it, but it is made using the same punch technique, but with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The stamp set used is Bring on the Cake stamp set and a little Dazzling Diamonds.

See how similar these cards are, but yet so different.

The stamp sets in both cards and the Glassy Glitter are in the current Occasions Mini Catalog, which only has a month to go, but if you still want more Sale-A-Bration stamps/products, you can get these now and earn FREE stamps.... what can be better than FREE. Sale-A-Bration ends on Thursday the 31st, and as mentioned earlier, the Sale-A-Bration sets WILL NEVER BE IN ANOTHER CATALOG that's what makes them so unique and special. So hurry and get them now while you still have a few days left. You can go to my Stampin' UP! website and order directly online at Click on "Order Now"

So, the "guest" dogs came back this morning so we could take all four to the groomer. They probably thought, OK, this is it, this is our new home..... we're BACK!!! Actually, the female LOVES me and when she sees me she pushes her head and body so hard against me..... It warms the heart. LOL I should have taken their picture for a before and after makeover :)

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds

This unique card was made by my downline, Kristina Kelly. Can you believe that all the petals are Pumpkin Seeds?????

She entered this into our Demonstrator Swap so that means she had to make 12!!! What a lot of work but it's sooooo cute. Thanks Katrina for such a fun card!

My Grandson plays baseball for his high school and this weekend the school traveled up to Lewiston, Idaho and played 2 games against Lewiston and the next day played against Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Lake City, Idaho. They won 3 out of 4... so that was great and they all made it home safely. We weren't able to make this trip, so our job was watching their two Shihtzu's. So, with our two Shihtzu's and theirs, it was interesting with 4 dogs in the house. We had to split up the sleeping arrangement ha ha.. My husband slept with our two and I stayed in the other bedroom with the "guests". Can you imagine trying to sleep with four dogs at once?????? They all had fun though and went home this morning TIRED!

Have a Great Monday!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easter Bunny

When we had our demonstrator meeting in February, This rabbit "hinge" card won first place. One of my customers saw the cards I had received and requested that we duplicate it for our club night.
We had such a fun time and so many things went wrong, we have never laughed so hard.... One of the girls kept complaining that her rabbit (in pink) looked like a boy..... The rest of us didn't really see that. One of the other girls got the top layer all put together before attaching it to the card and when she did, it was sideways..... so we had to use the heat tool to soften the adhesive so we could remove it and put it on in the right direction. In the meantime, she had a problem with the arms and egg and her rabbit's arms got glued down to the card without attaching to the back of the body and folding over the egg; we thought it looked like the halloween witch that gets plastered on the side of the house or tree ha ha ha She also said her rabbit looked like her son in law, so she was going to give him the card for Easter. After she used the Tombo Multi Liquid Glue for the last time, she went to put in the container we use to keep the glue upside down and accidently dropped it into her coffee. The whole thing filled up with coffee and that set us off laughing again. I was surprised how much coffee came out when she took the lids off each end!!!!

It's funny how we all make the same thing and they all look different. We decided we had to line all of the cards up and take pictures, everyone named their rabbit and placed their bunny's name on the green sticky notes in front of each one. Hopefully if you make the images larger so you can see the names they chose.
I hope you have fun looking at all the differences and I guarantee you will laugh at the one with the arms spread out....... it just does that to you!!!!

Have a Great Day!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Basket

My upline, Beth Suhr made me this Awesome Easter Basket. It's so fun and cute. she used the Frame, Oval Scallop Die for the Big Shot and made a little basket to attach the die to and used the scallop part of the die for the handles. The stamp set used was Easter Blossoms from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Here's a photo of the side showing the basket portion and that the eggs are set up on dimensionals.

Here's a closeup of the eggs, showing that they are also embossed. I believe she used pretty in pink cardstock and Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist Classic Inks and clear embossing powder.
The best part??????? CHOCOLATE!!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Drum Roll, Please....................

And the winner is.................................................

This card was made by Linda Hutchison..... she gets to pick any stamp set out of any of the current catalogs valued up to $15.00 for this Gorgeous Creation!!!! Congratulations, Linda!!!!!
The stamp set she used is a current Hostess set from Level 1 in the Idea Book & Catalog.
Have a nice Monday and I'll see you tomorrow with something else created by my upline.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I mentioned awhile back that I asked my club members to make me a birthday card and I would post them so you could vote on your favorite. The winner gets a FREE stamp set from me!!!! Leave your comment stating which "number" is your favorite:





Be sure to leave your favorite in the comments....You only have till 3-21-11 to vote!!!!
Thanks for your help :)

Have a Great Day!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

MY TAKE ON........

Cupcake Punch Purses..... Aren't they adorable?

I took various ideas from several websites and made this my own.

To make the flaps on the purses, I used the 3/4" circle punch. the handles are made using first the 1/2" circle punch and then the 3/4" circle punch around that.
Stamp Set: Things I Love
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Riding Hood Red; Basic Black; Whisper White; Love Notes DSP
Accessories: Big Shot; Polka Dot Embossing Folder; 1/8" Black Tafetta Ribbon; Scallop Trim
Border Punch; Basic Rhinestones; 1/2" Circle Punch; 3/4" Circle Punch; Build a
Cupcake Punch; Dimensionals; Tombo Multi Liquid Glue.
Sale-A-Bration ends on 3-31-11. Be sure to check out the Sale-A-Bration catalog featuring "free stamp sets" for every $50.00.... The last page in the catalog lists stamps from the Idea Book & Catalog that you can choose instead of the featured stamps. The featured stamp sets will NEVER appear in another catalog, so be sure to get all you want now. Go to my online store to place your order now.
Have a Great Day and don't forget to come back on 3-16-11 to vote for your favorite cards I will be posting!!