Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stamp Share Make & Takes

Yesterday was our Quarterly Stamp Share Meeting.  We always have lots of Sharing time throughout the entire meeting!  I thought today would be a good day to share with you our Make & Takes that we made yesterday.  All the Make & Takes were created by Susan Campfield and Brenda Cardinal.
Big Thanks go to Susan and Brenda for sharing their really awesome ideas for our Make & Takes !!!

From left to right we have the "Bliss" Card.  The "YoYo" Pin, and a "Kisses" Treat Holder.

The "Bliss" Card.

The "Bliss Card" uses the Bliss stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, a must have for sure!
The Framed Tulip Embossing Folder so highlights this card and is in the Occasions Mini catalog. 

Stamp Sets:  Bliss, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Basic Black  4 1/4" x 11", 2  3/4" x 4 1/8",
Crumb Cake  5 1/4" x 4",
Very Vanilla 2 1/2" x 3 7/8", Real Red for the Butterfly.
Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Word Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

The "YoYo" Pin.

The "YoYo" Pin uses the New Designer Fabric "Springtime Vintage" in the Occasions Mini catalog.  Everyone needs to sport one of these beauties!  Brenda Cardinal demonstrated for us how to make the "YoYo" Pin.

For the "YoYo" Pin you will need the Clear Circle Die and the Largest Circle from the Circle #2 Die to make this awesome Pin.  A little thread and a needle to gather the fabric around the edges of the circles to make the YoYo's, then add one of the Antique Brads to the center.  You'll need a pin back and Voila there you have it!!

The "Kisses" Treat Holder.

This cute little "Kisses" Treat Holder is made with the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon and Button Pack.  The "You're A Gem" stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog. 
A 4" x 4" square Pacific Point Designer Paper.  Scored on both of the sides @ 1" and then the top and bottom are scored @ 1 1/2", Adhesive on the top and bottom edges, Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Mini Library Clips.  With 2 Chocolate Kisses inside!

Thanks for stopping by !!!

Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

January Stamp Club Projects

Wow, Time flies by so quickly these days.  It's time for our January Stamp Club, and we are even a little later this month due to the Holidays and everyone's busy schedule.  But fear not Stamp Club is tonight!  So here are the projects that we will be making.  This month it's a "Valentine Theme".  With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you can be sure that we'll be all set for Valentine's Day this year!

First off,  we have a Valentine Treat Holder made by cutting 2 Scallop Envelopes, then cutting the bottom flap down to 1/2".  The Large Oval Punch to make the handle.  Filled With Love Stamp set.
Love Impressions Rub-ons, Glitter Paper for the small heart, Small Heart Punch, Bitty Heart Button,
Full Heart Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pretty In Pink Designer Paper, Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon,
Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Real Red & Pretty In Pink Cardstock and Ink. 
And of course it wouldn't be complete without some Ghiradelli Chocolate to go inside!!!

Second we have the Valentine Defined Card. 
This card was on "Create With Connie and Mary's" blog  ( Here )  as part of their preview to the Occasions Mini.  Thanks Connie and Mary for sharing this card as part of your preview!

Our third project is the "Valentine Treat Bag Topper"  ( Here )  which I posted earlier. 

Hope you are having a great week so far and that you have started working on your Valentine's Day Gifts!!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out our projects.

Happy Stamping !!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Filled With Love Valentine

Today is the last day for you to order the "Filled With Love" Promotion Bundle.  So I thought I would share this Filled With Love Valentine.  This card is just one of the cards from the online class that Mary Fish has on her blog.  ( Here ).   This was a really FUN card to make and I even got to use the Scrunchy Ribbon technique that Mary showed in her One Minute to Wow video.  The only thing that I changed was that I made my card with Pretty In Pink cardstock.  Don't miss out on this Promotion Bundle, you can order by clicking on the Stampin' Up Logo on the right hand side bar.  Then you'll have everything to make some awesome cards or treat holders for Valentine's Day! 

This is my take on the Filled With Love Valentine!

Thanks Mary for your wonderful Online Class !!

Just a Reminder that Sale-A-Bration starts on January 25th

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and if you are from the Twin Cities stayed warm!

Happy Stamping  !!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Only Three More Days to order the FIlled With Love Promotion

Don't MISS OUT on this great Promotion !  That's right, only 3 more days left to order the "Filled With Love" Promotion.  You'll be all set and ready to do ALL your Valentine Projects and Cards.  There are so many possibilities for this set.  Just check out some of the ideas that I have already posted for YOU.  

Yes, it's true that Valentine's Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards!

And Remember when you order the Filled With Love Bundle of the stamp set and Designer Series Paper you will receive a FREE pack of Bitty Buttons!  Don't wait too long this offer ends January 24th.

Sale-a-bration is right around the corner ladies!   

 It starts January 25th, so get ready!

Have a GREAT weekend !!
Happy Stamping !!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Treat Bag Topper

I'm getting ready for Stamp Club next week.  So I thought I would share with you one of the Make & Takes that we will be making.  I always try to come up with a simple item that the ladies can use for Valentine's Day for their kids to take to school.  This is the Valentine Treat Bag Topper made with the Top Note Die.  Very easy to make and so FUN for the kids to take to school. 

Here's the finished product.

Stamp Set - Valentine Defined, Filled with Love
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black Stazon
Whisper White Cardstock,  1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding,
Glue Dots, Small Cello Bags, Top Note Die and of course the BIG SHOT!!

These Valentine Day Treats will for sure be the hit of the day!

Thanks for stopping by and take some time over the weekend to start on those Valentine's gifts!

Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Live, Laugh & Love

This card was posted on Sandi MacIver's blog this past Sunday.  And since there was a FREE tutorial and it was also a Masculine card, it was just calling out to me for a TOTAL Case.  This card and tutorial of Sandi's was also featured in the January edition of Papers and Pixels.  Congrats Sandi !  You can see this fabulous card on Sandi's blog ( Here ).

This card also has a lot of FUN techniques. 
One is the water coloring
Two the crystal effects and
Three the FUN gathered ribbon. 

I did my ribbon just a little differently.  I used the 1 Minute to Wow Video technique that Mary Fish has on her blog.  You can see this video by clicking the the link  ( Scrunchy Ribbon Video ).

So now that you have checked out all the FUN techniques, here's my Cased Card.

This card is so much prettier in person when you can see how the Crystal Effects shows off the Heart.  But what a great way to try out so many FUN techniques!

A very BIG THANK YOU to both Sandi and Mary for sharing the techniques!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!

Happy Stamping  !!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cute Owl Calendars for 2011

Today is Martin Luther King Day and it's a Stamping Play Day for Sue!  So relaxing to get some FUN projects done.  While I was reading the Late Night Stampers email this morning, I came across the perfect idea that I just couldn't resist to check out.   "Owl Calendars" by Vicki Burdick ( here ).  Vicki had the most adorable calendars posted on her website, and like her I was needing to use the 2011 calendars that I had purchased.  I have made different calendars each year either as gifts or as a Stamp Club project.   These were just too stinking cute, so of course I had to case them since I was home today.  Vicki got her inspiration from Diana Gibbs who had made her calendars using the "My Digital Studio" program.  You can see Diana's calendar ( here ).  And I was so thrilled with how they turned out!  I think this may be one of my hostess gifts for Stamp Club and also a "Thank You" gift for those who book a workshop.

Okay, so here is my take on these Cute Owl Calendars.

The First one is totally cased from Vicki's idea.  I love the "Love Letter" Designer Paper with the Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black.  The Second one is using the NEW Designer Paper "Springtime Vintage".  I was in love the minute that I saw this Designer Paper in the NEW Occasions Mini!

The Third one is also using the NEW "Springtime Vintage" Designer Paper and the Fourth one is using the "Elegant Soiree" Designer Paper.   They were so much FUN to make and really pretty easy too!

Here are my measurements that I used to make the calendars:
2 - Square Scallops using the Square Scallop Die
Cardstock background -  4" x 6 3/4"
Designer Paper  3 7/8" x 6 5/8"
2 1/2" Circle Punch, Two-Step Owl Punch, Two-Step Bird Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
The Scallop Circle was run through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Folder.  Add your calendar and of course I had to add some ribbon on mine!  It's kinda like a signature thing for me.

I had a Wonderful Day today, thanks to Vicki's awesome idea!!  Thanks Vicki for sharing !!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you give these calendars a try !

Happy Stamping !!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Hearts of Love Valentine

TGIF Ladies!!  It was another long week, but now I have a LONG 3 day weekend ahead!  Woo Hoo !  So that means I have 3 days to have some FUN stamping.  Hoping to get lots of things done, as I have a busy couple of weeks ahead.  January Stamp Club, Quarterly Share Meeting, Regionals at the Minneapolis Convention Center and then a Stamp A Stack.   I have some addtional information on the Stamp A Stack at the bottom of this post.

Tonight I have the " Hearts of Love " Valentine to share with you. 

Stamp Sets - Filled With Love, Valentine Defined
Cardstock - Pink Pirouette 4 1/4" x 11",  1 15/16" x 4 1/4"
Basic Gray - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8",  1 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Whisper White - Scraps for the Heart and the Love
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Love Impressions Designer Paper, Red Glitter Paper, Heart to Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Small Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Full Heart Punch, 1/8" Whisper White Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals

If you are in the Minneapolis area come join us at the Stamp A Stack for a FUN night out with the girls!  At the Stamp A Stack you'll make 15 cards total, 5 Designs so 3 cards of each design and the cost is $27.50.  If you place a $30 order before shipping and tax that night you will receive $10 back from your registration fee.  There are some additional offers too! Then with Sale-A Bration going on at the same time, you can take advantage of receiving FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for every $50 that you order.

You'll have 3 Sessions to choose from for the Stamp A Stack dates are as follows:

February 10th, Thursday evening @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
February 13th, Sunday morning @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
February 13th, Sunday afternoon @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

If interested email me @  and I will send you a registration form to sign up!  Registration Deadline is January 27th.

Have Wonderful Weekend and make some time for a little Stamping FUN!

Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Filled With Love Be Mine Valentine

Well today it's a Mary Fish day!  My Filled With Love Be Mine Valentine card is spin from a card that Mary Fish has in her Filled With Love online Video Tutorial.   The Online Tutorial was so much fun and I learned some New Techniques !!   One can never learn enough of those, that is for sure.
You can check out Mary's Video Classes on her blog ( Here ) 
Thank You Mary for this wonderful online Class !!

Here's my spin on one of Mary's cards.

I used the Love Impresstions Designer Paper and added some Real Red ribbon with just a splash of the New Glitter Paper in the Heart at the top.  Mine card is a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

Don't Forget that the "Filled With Love"  Bundle Ends  January 24th !!
If you would like to see everything that is in the Bundle, I have a link on my right hand side bar.
You can also order anytime using the Shopping Online link on my right hand side bar, just click the Stampin' Up Logo.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a lovely day !!

Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Impressions Valentine Treat Bag

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far!  I so miss my York Peppermint Patties projects.  I just don't understand why they changed the packaging.  I know that Pearson's has them, but I really liked the York ones best.  I know that I've told you that before, so I just need to get over it!  Good news is that I have a New Favorite Hershey Nugget that I love, it's the one with Toffee & Almonds.  Can you say Yummy!  So since I did a Treat Bag for Thanksgiving and Christmas using the Hershey Nuggets, how could I not do one for Valentine's Day !!  They are a quick gift to make and with Chocolate how can you go wrong there?  Think Teacher Gift for Valentine's Day and you could add a 3 x 3 Valentine's Day Card too!

Viola and here it is!


5 Hershey Nuggets
Love Impressions Deisigner Paper 1" x 3" strips
Cardstock - Real Red 1 3/8" x 5",  Plus a scrap  
                   Old Olive 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" 
                  Whisper White 1 1/4" x 1 3/4",  Plus a scrap
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive, Basic Black
Stamp Sets - Filled With Love
Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Sticky Strip - on both ends of the Designer Paper
Pretzel Bags - Found in the Cake Decorating section of most craft stores.
Medium Oval Punch 3/4" x 15/16", Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, Crop-A Dile
Remember there are only 33 Days until Valentine's Day !!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Happy Stamping !!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Create A Cupcake Card

I hope that everyone had a great weekend!  Thought I would pick something from the New Occasions Mini to show you.  I was so excited when I saw this stamp set in the New Mini, cupcakes are very popular right now.  Not only was this a cute stamp set, but it also has a New Punch that goes with it.  Build a Cupcake Punch!  Woo Hoo!  That makes it so easy to just punch out this cute cupcake. 

So here is this cute Create a Cupcake Card.

This makes such a great Birthday card for all ages!  Everyone LOVES Cupcakes right ?

This Create A Cupcake Card was made at our DIVA meeting.  It was one of the Make & Takes that we got to make. It was created by Susan Campfield our team leader of the Stampfield Stars.  
                                     Thanks Susan !!!

Stamp Set - Create A Cupcake
Cardstock  -  Melon Mambo  4 1/4" x 9 3/4"  scored @ 4 1/4"
     Pumpkin Pie  2 1/4" x 2 1/4"  Plus a scrap for confetti
     Pretty In Pink  2" x 2 1/8"  Plus a scrap for confetti
     Chocolate Chip  Scrap for the bottom of the cupcake
     Whisper White  4" x 5 1/4",  Plus a scrap for the top of the cupcake

Ink -  So Saffron, Melon Mambo
Pretty In Pink 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Crimper, Build a Cupcake Punch, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen

To take a look at the New Occasions Mini, just click on the Picture of the Occasions Mini on the upper right hand sidebar.  To order any of the New Products from the Occasions Mini, just click on the Stampin' Up Logo to SHOP ONLINE also on the upper right hand sidebar.  

Thanks for stopping by and Have a very Happy Monday !!
Happy Stamping !!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine Glitter Card

Well it's TGIF day !!  It's been a long week for me at work and not nearly enough time to PLAY.  Hoping that it turns around next week.  Today, I have a Valentine Glitter Card to share with you.  It's a combo of a lot of FUN things.  The NEW Glitter Paper for one.  It's a fun and easy way to add some Bling to your cards for Valentine's Day that's for sure! 

So without further delay, here we go!

I saw a card on Stampin Connections yesterday where Demonstrators can post their samples to share.  This card was created by Deb Wood.  I started with the idea and changed the Ribbon and I added Small Hearts instead of Flowers.  Thanks Deb for the inspiration, I enjoyed making this card!

Stamp Sets:  Sweetheart and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Real Red  5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored @ 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side,   2 1/8" x 3 1/8"
Pretty In Pink  2 1/4" x 3 1/4", plus scraps of Pretty In Pink Textured for Small Hearts
Whisper White  2 1/2 x 3",   3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Ink:  Real Red, Pretty In Pink
Love Patterns Designer Paper from the Filled With Love Bundle, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Jewels Basic Pearls, Real Red 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals and Glue Dots.

Enjoy the weekend and take some time to get started on those Valentine's Day cards!

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love Impressions Card

I hope that you've all had time to check out the New Occasions Mini !!  There are so many wonderful New Products available.! I was able to play a little bit with some of my New Stuff on Tuesday night.  So today I wanted to share the Love Impressions Card that I made to go with my Love Impressions Gift Box that I posted on Tuesday.  This card uses the Love Impressions Designer Paper, the XOXO Stamp Set and the Love Impressions Rub-ons, all from the New Occasions Mini.  This card is very easy to make too!  Almost a non stamping card, except for the saying. 

So here is what I came up with for my Love Impressions Card.

Here's a picture of the Love Impressions Gift Box again.

You can click ( here ) for the prior post which has the link for the gift box directions.

Recipe:   Stamp Set - XOXO
Pink Pirouette  4 1/4" x 11" scored @ 5 1/2"
 Basic Gray  4 3/4" x 2",  plus a scrap
 Whisper White  4 3/4" x 2 1/2"  should measure 2 1/4" after punching the edge
Plus a scrap of Whisper White
Ink - Basic Gray
Love Impressions Designer Paper, Love Impressions Rub-ons, Pinking Hearts Border Punch,  
Curly Label Extra Large Punch, Pretty In Pink 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Dimensionals and Glue dots.

Take some time to browse through the Occasions Mini and get a head start on those Valentines!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Occasions Mini Catalog

Yesterday was a big day in the Stampin' Up World! The release of the new Occasions Mini catalog has us all buzzing! Its beautiful and inspiring!   It is pictured below and I also have the link below the picture for you to view this awesome New Mini Catalog!
                                                                                             ( Click Here for the link )              
       To order, please visit my SU website.

There are New Stamp Sets of course, along with New Seam Binding Colors, New Punches, New Designer Fabrics and Papers, New Button Colors, New Brads and Dies for the Big Shot! 
You Don't want to miss out on all the New Products!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Love Impressions Gift Box

Well I hope that everyone had a safe and Happy New Year.  So let's get the New Year off to a great start !
I wanted to share with you today this CUTE Love Impressions Gift Box.  I did a Candy Cane Gift Box back in November.  ( here )  Since it was so fun to make,  I thought I would do another one for Valentine's Day.  Original idea was from Patti Lee where she made a Halloween Tower with the boxes.  I have the link  ( here ) so you can get the measurements.   Are you ready?

I just LOVE how it turned out!  This view is more of a front view.

This view shows more of a top view of the box.

It's just the perfect size to fill with candy or a small gift for Valentine's Day.  Super easy to make too!

Recipe:   Love Impressions Designer Paper, Pink Pirouette & Basic Gray cardstock, Prettty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon Pretty In Pink 1/8" Tafetta Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Scalloped Hearts Embosslit, Love Impressions Rub-Ons

Remember it's only  41 Days til Valentine's Day!  

Start your creations today with the Filled With Love Bundle!!
  Click Here for the Filled With Love Bundle Info

Have a Wonderful Tuesday !!!

Happy Stamping  !!


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