Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mojo 225!

Wow, my Mondays are running into each other!  Here she is in all her glory!  This is the Tea Shoppe stamp set that I have been dying to use. I simply love it!

Stamps: Tea Shoppe #125547 (c), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 (w)

Paper:  Everyday Enchantment Designer Series, Lucky Limeade and Crumb Cake card stock, window sheet

Ink:      Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade

Embellishments:  Brights button collections, teapot charm

Tools:circle punch, oval scallop punch, square scallop punch

February is Just Around the Corner

Here is the long awaited for stationary box...  This was presented on my unline's blog, Mary F. It turned out to be a very simple project that has a whole lot of wow.  I have made several of these as gifts for friends and family.  I used the Twitterpated papers from Stampin'UP as well as the stamp set "Bordering on Romance".  Supplies and colors are listed below.

This is a super gift for just about any occasion! 

Stamps: Bordering on Romance #125482 (c), Perfect Punches #120516 (c), Bring on the Cake #121958 (c)
Papers: Twitterpated Designer Series, Whisper White, Silver, Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride card stock
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood Red
Embellishments: White embossing powder, 3/8 pleated satin ribbon in Pear Pizzazz, VersaMark watermark stamp pad and button from the Brights button collection.

Friday, January 27, 2012

3D projects

I do love 3D projects.  Creating something from paper is a satisfying accomplishment.  This very simple box will make your valentine gift so very special. It was quick and easy.  The "Trinket Heart" is a great accent and can be found in the new Occasions Mini Catalogue along with the stamp set "P.S. I Love You" #125462 (c).

Come back tomorrow and I will share a very special valentine mini stationary set; complete with a window box that you can make yourself!   

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Overload, or Not

I have been on Valentine overload since the new Occasions Mini catalogue made its appearance.  Just too darn many cute stamps, embellishments and papers to choose from... With that in mind I want to share a valentine project, hopefully, one a day (we will see :)) 
I used the very delightful Twitterpated paper and buttons along with the the stamp set "P.S. I Love You"#125462 (c) and and "I{Heart} Hearts" #118571 (c) and last but not least I incorporated a beautiful antique brad.  The stamp for the inside of the card is "Bordering on Romance" #125482 (c)

I hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Well I have little time left to embrace my creativity before bedtime so I will say goodbye for now.

Have a beautiful life (you only have one)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper Pal Arts Playtime!  This sketch was a challenge for me.  But in the end I won!  Stampin'UP has a cleaver stamp in the stamp set Pursuit of Happiness that states..."Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end."   I love that stamp!   It says it all.

I chose the "smart looking" Mocha Morning Specialty papers and used my earthy colors of ink and card stock. I was then able to include the antique brads to add some flair.  Here is the sketch.

And my card:

Take a peak at my new page "workshops" where you will find upcoming workshops, projects, tutorials and pictures of cards and pages from my workshop participants!

Have a beautiful life (you only get one!)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mojo Monday 224!

Good Grief!  I almost forgot to post Mojo and it is almost time for another one...

I am in the middle of preparing "many" birthday cards for February and this one is for my son.  I used the sketch from Mojo; it fit perfectly. How old will my son be you asked?  Very good question :)
The second photo is a bit blurry, but it shows the inside of the window. 
See you next Mojo!

Sale-A-bration is Coming!

 Sale-A-bration Is Here!

 Stampin' Up!'s hottest promotion of the year starts Tuesday, Jan. 24.  Earn great products (1 for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax) or take advantage of the amazing Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Deal.

From Jan. 24 through March 31, 2012, customers will earn a free Sale-A-Bration gift for EVERY $50 they spend on Stampin' Up! products (including the on-line clearance rack).  Spend $150 or more and you will receive both Sale-A-Bration gifts AND earn Hostess Benefits!  

Starter Kit

SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT DEAL! Sale-A-Bration is an ideal time to take your stamping skills to the next level and SAVE $$$!  Starts Jan. 24, 2012.
  • The Starter Kit is discounted to $125!  SAVE $50 and it ships FREE.  Over $340 in products!  See Standard Starter Kit contents.
  • BONUS!  Receive your choice of either FREE Designer Series Paper (you pay for shipping) or a FREE My Digital Studio Download (no shipping charge) EVERY MONTH that you are active, from Feb. through Dec., 2012.  Up to a $120 value!
  • Enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops.  There's no penalty to drop.  Become a member of my team I welcome both hobby and business demonstrators to my group.
QUESTIONS?  If you are interested or simply curious about purchasing the Starter Kit and becoming a member of my group, please email me ( with any questions.  I'm here to help!
NEED A FREE COPY of the Occasions Mini and/or Sale-A-Bration Catalogs and don't have a relationship with another demonstrator?  Please email me ( your name and address (U.S. only) and I'll send them to your home!

Sunday Designer

I am the featured Sunday Designer over on Stampin Pretty!  I call this Simple Elegance.  Sometimes it is not about the paper but about the stamp.  Stampin'UP! carries exquisite high quality stamps that can stand alone on any card or scrapbook page. (I adore the new pleated ribbon that can be found in the Occasions Mini Catalogue.)  Additionally, I scored the inside of the card using the simply scored tool!  I find the simply scored tool to be just as versatile as all of my Stampin'UP! products. Enjoy, and thank you for stopping by!

Simple Elegance 

Card ingredients:

Stamp sets: You Are Loved  #123779 (c), # 123777 (w); P.S. I Love You #125462 (c), #125460 (w); Bordering on Romance #125482 (c), #125480 (w); I {Heart} Hearts #118571 (c), #117010 (w)

Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, Red Riding Hood Red card stock and Mocha Morning Specialty designer series paper # 122366

Ink: Red Riding Hood Red and Whisper White

Embellishments:  Jewels basic pearls #119247, 3/8 " Pleated Satin Ribbon in Red Riding Hood Red #125569 (Occasions Mini Catalogue)

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Workshop Sneek Peek!

 Tomorrow is my very first workshop!  I am looking forward to spending time with all my craft loving friends!  I have provided a sneek peek for the workshop.  The sketch is compliments of Mojo Monday.  The designer is Julee Tilman.  I love this site, it is absolutely stellar! 

I used a 5 x 7 size card and  my fun Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper from Stampin'UP!

Card Ingredients:

Papers:  Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper, Calapso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Lucky Limeade card stock all from Stampin'UP!

Ink: Calapso Coral,  Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder (Stampin'UP!, I love coordinating stuff...)

Stamps: Bring on the Cake #121958 (c),121899(w);  Word Play120651 (c),120308 (w); Send Me Soaring 125442 (c),125440 (w)

Embellishments:  Designer printed brads 2011-2013 "in-color"   in  colors of Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and the beautiful pleated ribbon in Pear Pizzazz.  The ribbon is from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Wishing you all a great weekend and hope to see you at the workshop!

Location:  Denny's
1110 Shaw Ave
Fresno, Ca.
Just past First Street
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blog Hop Time!

Love is in the air as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share the love with cards and projects for today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from Jessica Ying
   I'm stop number 29 on the Pals Hop
and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along"
from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for
love themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals!
Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links
in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track

In honor of "Love is in the Air" !
I absolutely love the Occasional mini products, well...what is not to love?  The very romantic stamp set is Bordering on Romance and the little hearts are...the "Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die".  There were so many items in the catalogue that I loved it was hard to pick just a few to use.  The finishing touch, I think, is the trinket hearts on the band that was fashioned around the card; very fine quality trinkets that made my card look very sophisticated.

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Bordering on Romance #125482 (c) #125480 (w), P.S. I love you #125462 (c) #125460 (w)
Paper:  Designer Series Paper Twitterpated, cardstock -  Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Pear Pizzazz
Embellishments:  Trinket Hearts # 125605, Embosslits Die Fashionable Hearts #125596, Framelits Dies Labels Collection #125598, Designer Brads Filigree #112577, Real Red 5/8 Satin Ribbon #117286
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Joan Norris,
stop number 30 on the Love Is In The Air Pals Blog Hop!
Thanks for "hopping" by!

Blog Hop Line-Up:
  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stamin Loft
  2. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  3. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  5. Dawn Tidd at My Stampin' Blog
  6. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  7. Susan Lankford at Stampin' Crafty Corner
  8. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  9. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  10. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  11. Frenchiee Hum at Frenchiee's Spot.
  12. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  15. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  16. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  17. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  18. Amanda Cramer at Mrs. C with Style!
  19. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  20. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  21. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  22. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Emily Steggell at Em's Creations
  26. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  27. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  28. Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio
  29. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  30. Joan Norris at My Creative Impressions

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The color challenge for Pals Paper Arts is:  use Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla!  I combined this challenge with Mojo Monday with this result...

The stamp is from the new Occasions Mini Catalog and it is my favorite along with the Blossom Punch that puches it out beautifully.  Although, I think I purchased just about every stamp in the catalog because they were ALL so very lovely!  I also embossed the background paper with the textured impressions embossing folder "stripes" to give it some depth. 

Papers:  Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla
Ink:        Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze

Stamps : Mixed Bunch # 125537(c) ,#125535 (w);  Loving Thoughts #125845 (c),125843 (w)  Both are in the Occasions Mini Catalog 

Punches:  Blossom Punch #125603 (in the Occasions Mini Catalog) ; 3/4" circle punch # 119873 (in the Idea Book & Catalog)

Embellishments:  Real Red  1/4" grosgrain ribbon;  Filigree designer brads; textured impressions embossing folder #123128 "Stripes"

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cards, Cards and More Cards!

As promised here are some more card samples.  I enjoy my Stampin'UP! products for many reasons; but quality and versitility are at the top of the list. 
These are examples of the lovely stamps and beautiful papers from the new Occasions mini catalog and Sale A Bration cagalog.

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