Sunday, April 29, 2012

May Workshop Samples

May is here already!  My Grandchildren were here for a visit in April and it is true... Children teach you something new every day :D  And I found out that I can still roller skate!  But my favorite part of roller skating was spending time with my granddaughter, Selah.   As I held her small hand I realized that this time was going to go by just as fast as my time with her father. I will never forget these times we will spend together.

Now on to the samples before I have to mop myself up off the floor!

For the May workshop I will demonstrate two card folds.  A waterfall card and a squash card. I had so much fun putting these together!  My imagination ran amuck.... but alas... I could not give rein to my "amuck" as I knew you were patiently waiting (ahem).  Without further adieu here is the waterfall card.  I used the Best of Everything stamp set, Whisper White, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral Card stock, Night of Navy and Calypso Coral ink; All from Stampin'UP! 



When you pull the ribbon-ed tab the stamped images cascade until they have all been viewed and then push up and they return to their original position.  It is quite clever! The possibilities for this style are endless! 

The next card is a squash card.  I have also seen this as a "squash book" which is also quite nice.  And the beauty of this is you can make it just about any size you want!  I have made a petite card with folded squares measuring 4 x 4. 





I used the stamp sets: Sweets for the Sweet, Send me Soaring and Party This Way; Brights designer series papers and the brights color palette.  Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight!  All from Stampin'UP! 

I hope you will join me on Saturday May 5th from 1 to 6 pm at Dennys in Fresno at Blackstone and Herndon!









Tuesday, April 10, 2012



Oh, Baby! It's time for the Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous cards and projects for babies and children that we think you'll enjoy! You've probably hopped over from Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp, I'm stop number 2 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 paper projects for babies and children 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.


I chose the adorable "I Dig You!" stamp set for the childrens' card.  I grew up with a house full of boys and I have a tendency to gravitate in the boy direction...












The card style is called an "easel" and is very fun and easy to make.

Stamps:  i dig you! #122722 clear mount
Paper:  Basic Black card stock, Patterns designer series paper in Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pacific Point, Real Red and Basic Black
Other items:  Silver mini brads and the Modern label punch #119849

Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog, stop number 3  on the Babies and Children Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!



  1. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Nakaba Rager at My Stampin' Blog
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  6. Max Conrad at Stamp to the Max
  7. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  8. Amanda Cramer at Mrs. C With Style
  9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin
  12. Mary Fish at Stampin Pretty
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tidd Bits from Dawn
  14. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  17. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog






Monday, April 2, 2012

Summer Smooches are Here!

STAMPIN' UP! SUMMER SMOOCHES OFFER STARTS TODAY!

Don't forget to take advantage of Stampin'UP!'s Summer Smooch  Preview Sale!  Product preview for the 2012-2013 catalogue. 

Customers will have a special opportunity to pre-order cool new products from the Summer Smooches collection, April 1 through April 30, 2012.  

Click here to download and print the Summer Smooches flyer


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Item
Description
Price
125495
Bright Blossoms Wood-Mount Set
$16.95
125497
Bright Blossoms Clear-Mount Set
$12.95
125409
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
$10.95
125583
Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
$6.95
125411
Summer Smooches Designer Fabric
$9.95
125589
Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads*
$6.95
125626
Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil*
$7.95
125606
Petite Purse Bigz L Die
$32.95
129919
Summer Smooches Photobook Template
$17.95
129601
Summer Smooches Digital Kit
$9.95


*Exclusive to the Summer Smooches Special Offer; will not be available in the 2012-2013 catalog


Product Details:
  • Designer Series Paper coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry.
  • Designer Fabric coordinating colors: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango.
  • Fabric Designer Brads: 24 pieces, 8 ea. of 3 designs.
  • Summer Smooches Photobook Template and Digital Kit are My Digital Studio downloads.

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