Monday, February 28, 2011

Springtime Vintage Card

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Today, I wanted to share with you the Springtime Vintage card that I made for the Swap at our meeting last week.  I just love this Designer Paper in the Occasions Mini catalog!   So many wonderful designs to choose from. 

So here is my Swap card:

Stamp Set -  Baby Blossoms, You're a Gem
Cardstock - Very Vanilla  4 1/4" x 11", Plus a scrap
                   Marina Mist  3" x 3" square, 4 1/4" x 4 1/2 "
Springtime Vintage Designer Paper  3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
Ink - Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Dotted Ribbon Punch, Pearl Jewels, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Crop A Dile

The Crop A Dile was used to punch a hole in the front of the card, so that you can tie the ribbon around the card threading it through the hole.  Your ribbon stays in place without any adhesive and you can tie the perfect bow!  Woo Hoo!  This technique was demonstrated at our Regionals and I LOVE it! 

Thanks for stopping by today !!
Hope that you can make some time to do some stamping today!
                      Sue  :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ice Cream Parlor Make n Takes !

Woo Hoo!  You Scream, I Scream, we all SCREAM for Ice Cream. 
Ice Cream Parlor that is !  Tuesday Night was our DIVA Night at Susan's. So I wanted to share with you today our Ice Cream Parlor Make n Take projects.  All of the Make n Takes were created by my upline Susan Campfield.  We had 3 fabulous projects that night, each one using some or all of the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and the Quick Accents Pack and the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Button Pack from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.   Thanks Susan for creating the wonderful Make n Takes !!

Here's the group picture of all 3 Make n Takes:

Aren't these just too cute for words?  They are.  First is the "Friend" Happy Birthday Card, then in the middle is the adorable box made with the Petal Cone Die and then we have an "Easter" Card. 

The "Friend" Card has the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Button Pack.  We used the Timeless Type Alphabet dies with the Adhesive Paper.  I just love the little flower button with the Rhinestone jewel set inside the button.  Pacific Point, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight cardstock.  Pacific Point Ink and the Modern Label punch along with the Word punch.

This is the open view of the "Friend" Happy Birthday card with the ballons inside. 
Stamp set is Party This Way.  Ink is Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

Can I just tell you that I LOVE these cute little boxes that everyone has been making.  This one uses the  Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper for the actual box.  The Flowers were made using the New Fun Flowers Bigz Die and in the middle we have a Sew Suite Fabric Designer Brad.   A little 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon to attach the flowers to.  The cute "My Friend" tag is on Pink Pirouette and stamped with Perfect Punches set and then punched out with the Curly Label Punch.  Tied on with some Line Thread.  We added a little die cut flower from the Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents Pack as an accent on the tag.

This is the opened view of the box, where inside we have some shredded paper and of course some CHOCOLATE !!  A Special Treat for any occasion !!

And our last project was the "Easter Wishes" card. 
Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait and Whisper White cardstock.  The Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper was used to punch out the Easter Eggs with the Wide Oval Punch.  The grass is in Old Olive Ink , using the Inspired by Nature stamp set.  The Easter Wishes is from the All Holiday stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo.  Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch.  We also put a border on the inside of the card using the Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accents Pack.  I did take a picture of the inside, however the border that I choose didn't really show up. 
So I decided not to post that one, but I'm sure that you can picture it just the same. 

Hope that you have a Wonderful Day and find time to do a FUN stamping project!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the Make n Takes!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

February Stamp Club Projects

Today is President's Day and I have the day off.  Woo Hoo !!
However, it has been Snowing now for 2 days and all the snow that had melted last week is back, ugh.  I am so ready for Spring and so tired of the Snow.  Sorry for whining!  Now that I have a little time, I thought I would share the February Stamp Club Projects with you.  With all the recent activities it sure has been busy.  This month I decided that we would have a "Happy Birthday" theme.  Especially, after I saw one of the cards that Carrie Cudney had demonstrated for us at Regionals.  Carrie used some of the In Colors which I so love!

Here's our make n takes for this month.

First we did the Birthday card that I had made for my Swap card for Regionals. 

It had some wonderful techniques that I thought we be fun to share with everyone.  Using the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder which we ran through the Big Shot and then flipped it over to use the reverse de-embossed side.  Then the Soft Suede piece was stamped using Soft Suede ink and the En Francis background stamp.  The Build a Blossom was used as the focal point of the card and gave a very elegant look using Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Birthday Wishes is from Bring on the Cake.
Again, this was my take on a card that Becky Roberts did and was also my Regional Swap Card.

For the second Birthday card, it's the card that Carrie Cudney demonstrated at Regionals. 

                                            Isn't it so darling!

Stamp Set:  Create a Cupcake
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Blushing Bride & Pear Pizzaz Designer Paper, Real Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Soft Suede
Pear Pizzaz Glimmer Brads, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Build a Cupcake Punch, Pear Pizzaz Ribbon

You always need a Birthday Card for someone, don't you !
I'll be stamping today, how about you? 
Thanks for stopping by !!
Happy Stamping !!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Minneapolis Regionals Part 2

I have a few more pictures to share with you from Regionals.  Then as promised I wanted to share my Swap Card for Regionals and the Special "Thank You" card that I received from Donna Griffith.

Here are just a few of the Stampfield Stars.  Some went on Friday and we went on Saturday.

2-12-11 Mpls Regional Seminar 402

                     Karen, Missi, Carol, Nancy and Juli

                    Juli, Deb and Diane getting ready for make n takes.

                                         Susan and Linda

2-12-11 Mpls Regional Seminar 244

             Afternoon Break offered Cupcakes for All.
                 Rachel was super excited about that!!

We all had a wonderful day last Saturday at Regionals !!!

For those of you who have not been to a Regionals or Convention Event, the SWAP card is one of most coveted items.  So I couldn't go without any Swap cards, but I was having a hard time deciding on what I wanted to do.  Now I was so inspired by a card that Becky Roberts had on her blog.  ( Here )
So this is my take of Becky's card and my Swap Card that I made for Regionals.  Thank You Becky!

Stamp Sets:  Build a Blossom, Bring On the Cake, En Francais 

Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
Blossom Petals Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

I was so blessed to meet both Carrie Cudney and Donna Griffith at the Winter Stamp A Stack.  But then to be able to see them again at Regionals was so wonderful.  I had given them one of my Swap cards as a Thank You, as it was so nice of them to take time out of their busy schedule to stop by and then join us in the FUN at the Stamp A Stack!  Then I was so excited when at Regionals I received a "Thank You" card from Donna Griffith.  I just wanted to share this awesome card with you!

Thanks Donna !!!  It was such a pleasure to meet you and stamp with you !

Thanks for stopping by today !!
I hope that you make time for yourself to stamp this weekend !

Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Minneapolis Regionals !

Good Morning Ladies !!

Wow, I've had so much FUN this past week! First it was the "Oh What a Night" where Carrie Cudney and Donna Griffith came to our Winter Stamp A Stack. Then to Regionals on Saturday where we had the best time ! And to make the weekend complete Shelli Gardner was at our Regionals Event !! Woo Hoo
Regionals were held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It was a full house for sure! Lots of wonderful Swap Cards and so many friends were able to attend ! This picture is from the back of the room looking towards the stage. Check out this awesome crowd.   We were right up front!! 

Minn crowd pic

This next picture is of Carrie Cudney with her adorable Apron that she made from the Springtime Vintage Fabric that is in the Occasions Mini catalog.  Super Cute !

Carey in Springtime vintage

The next picture is of our Talented Brenda Cardinal in her adorable outfit. Brenda made her skirt, YoYo Pin on her jacket and the cute little purse with the Springtime Vintage Fabric. This purse is so stinkin cute.  I'm hoping to make one of these with some assistance from Brenda.  Ladies it's "Time"  to get the Sewing Machine out and make some of these wonderful things with the New Designer Fabric.

I was even able to get a picture with Shelli Gardner.  She is the most amazing lady!  So gracious to make time for us to take pictures.   This was by far the BEST Regional ever!

If you are able to attend a Regionals Event, do so!  You won't be disappointed.  The Make n Takes were over the top!   All the Demonstrations were incredible!  We all had a wonderful day while at Regionals!

I'll share my Swap Card and a very Special "Thank You" card I received from Donna Griffith in my next post.

Thanks for stopping by today !!

Happy Stamping  !!!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday Nights Stamp A Stack - Oh What A Night Part 2

Wow, what a busy but wonderful weekend.  From Thursday Night's Stamp A Stack to Saturday at Regionals and then Sunday's Stamp A Stack.  Thought I better finish up with Part 2 of Thursday Night's Stamp A Stack. 

For those of you who missed the Stamp A Stack on Thursday Night, we had an Amazing Surprise!  Two Special Guests from Stampin' Up joined us that night.  Carrie Cudney and Donna Griffith!  It was a so much FUN to have them join us.  So let's continue with the rest of the photos from that night. 

Here's the picture again of the 5 Card Designs that everyone made.

Here are some additional pictures that I took of those who participated in this FUN evening!

This is Carrie Cudney, Susan Campfield and Donna Griffith.  
Carrie and Donna are finishing up on the "Big Wish" Easel Card. 

We missed getting our Creative Brenda Cardinal in the last picture.  She was busy helping everyone!
So from left to right:   Brenda Cardinal, Carrie Cudney, Susan Campfield and Donna Griffith.

So grateful for this wonderful evening, we had to have a Group Picture of all of us for sure! 
So from left to right we have Brenda Cardinal, Susan Campfield, Donna Griffith, Carol Rosengren, Me and Carrie Cudney.  That's alot of creativity in one house, don't you think!

I want to again "Thank"  Carrie and Donna for making this a "Night to Remember" !!     We all had a Wonderful time!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing Oh, What A Night with me!

Have a Happy Valentine's Day !!

Happy Stamping !!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday Night's Stamp A Stack - Oh What A Night !!

Last night was the Winter Stamp A Stack.  "Oh, What a Night it was!  The Stamp A Stack is held 3 times a year at Susan Campfield's house, who is my upline.  At the Stamp A Stack Susan's downline can also participate in the FUN!  How you might ask?  By sharing this event with their customers as well.

Well, Last Night we were over capacity with a FULL house of 22 stampers plus demonstrators ready to get started on the task ahead, which was to Stamp A Stack of cards.  Five Card Designs created by Susan Campfield and Brenda Cardinal.  Everyone at the Stamp A Stack makes 3 cards of each design for a total of 15 finished cards to take home and send out to their friends or family. 

So let's get started with a picture of the 5 Card Designs that everyone will be making.

But tonight would be a Special Night for sure!!  Why??  Because we had a SUPER exciting BONUS for all the Lucky Ladies that signed up for last nights session. 
Which is the reason for my title - Oh What A Night !!!  You see this Friday and Saturday is when Stampin' Up will be holding the "Minneapolis Regional Event" at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
So we were all SURPRISED when Carrie Cudney and Donna Griffith from Stampin' Up came walking through Susan's front door to join us in all the FUN at our Stamp A Stack !!!

 Here's a picture of  Donna and Carrie getting started on the "Wish Big" Easel card. 

This picture was taken in the Famous "Viking Room"  where I'm helping out with 2 card designs.
From left to right:    Donna, Me and Carrie.

This is our talented Carol Rosengren with Donna and Carrie.

Now we're back upstairs again.  These ladies are making the "Happy Birthday Cupcake" Card.

Now don't you wish you would have been one of these Lucky Ladies who got to share in the fun with Stampin' Up's Carrie and Donna?  This surely was a Special Treat and we say " Thank You " to Carrie and Donna for taking time out of their busy schedule and for braving the bitter cold weather to come stamp with us at the Stamp A Stack!!

I'll be sharing some more pictures of our "Oh, What A Night" with you after I get back from Regionals!
Woo Hoo!!  I have to finish some swap cards before tomorrow morning.

Thanks for stopping by !!!!

Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Valentine Gifts for the Grandkids

Here is the second part of the Valentine gifts for the grandkids.  I'm sure that they will be excited when their packages arrive !!  With only 5 more days until Valentine's Day, let's get started.

First, I found this cute Mini Valentine Purse Gum Holder on Late Night Stampers.  I don't have the person's name, so if this is your idea please let me know so I can give you credit.  These are so cute and really easy to make.  I used the Take 5 gum for these which come in many flavors, I chose watermelon. 

At least I did save some of her directions that were posted, so hopefully this will help.

Real Red cardstock 9 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Score at 3 1/8", 3 5/8", 6 5/8" and 7 1/8"

Then turn it and score at 1/2"  and 3".   On the end after the 7 1/8" scoreline use Scallop Edge Punch.
Cut off each side on 1/2 score line from scallop end up to 6 5/8" score line.
Then using the Paper Snips cut at 3 1/8" and 3 5/8" score line up to 1/2 score line on the sides.
Then you will adhere the little flaps to inside of purse using Snail or Sticky Strip.
Position your bubble gum inside of purse, this will allow you to then adhere the side flaps.
Adhere half of velcro dot to inside of top flap, then peal off and adhere it to front of purse.
Then decorate with Designer Series Paper of your choice, using a 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" for outside top flap, adhere it with SNAIL Adhesive.

Next up is the Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch that I posted on February 2nd.   ( Click Here )

This was a project that I received in Andrea Walford's February Project Newsletter. 
Thanks for the wonderful project Andrea!
I filled them with Dark Chocolate & Cherry Swirl DOVE pieces.

Here's the Third one for today!

I just LOVE to wrap up a special candy bar, I used the Love Impressions Designer Paper.  Real Red Glimmer Hearts were punched with the Full Heart punch.  Then I used the Be My Valentine stamp for
the banner.  As Becky says "Remember it's all in the wrap" !!

Thanks to everyone who shared their wonderful Valentine Ideas !!

That's it for today.  I want to Thank You for stopping by!

Happy Stamping  !!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Gifts for the Grandkids

Only 6 more days until Valentine's Day!  I'm getting ready to send down my Valentine's Day package for the grandkids.  I know that the mailboxes have been around for a while, but they are so cute!  I used the Love Impressions Designer Paper to decorate the outside.  Punched some hearts using the Real Red Glimmer Paper and the Small Heart Punch.  The Full Heart Punch also uses the Real Red Glimmer Paper on the flag along with the Large Scallop Circle.  They are filled with Valentine Tootsie Rolls and Reese's Chocolate Hearts and I found the new Snickers Square too.  I even used the Love Impressions Rub-ons for the front door.  I will be sharing some of the other gifts this week too.

Here are their Valentine Mailboxes:

Here are their Valentine Cards:

This is one of the cards that was featured on Create with Connie and Mary in their Valentine Defined Card Portfolio.  Super cute project!  Thanks Connie and Mary for sharing ! 
You can see their project ( Here )

Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Petal Cone Valentine

I've been waiting to get the Petal Cone Die in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It arrived on Thursday, so I had to play a little bit with it this weekend.   I've seen some really cute projects done with this die.  The first one that I saw was last week while at our Stamp Share.  I'm not sure who the original creator was, but I fell in love with this idea for Valentine's Day.  I will be sharing some of the other ideas later.  Since there are just a few more days till Valentine's Day, I decided to share this one first.

They are so darling, aren't they !
The Petal Cone die makes the perfect gift to give on 
Valentine's Day  !!
I added some chocolate in a small cello bag and tied the top with Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon. 
The "With All My HEART" banner finishes this project off to perfection!

The picture below is a closer view of the Petal Cone Valentine.
I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and the Full Heart punch to decorate the front.
Then I added some glimmer paper using the Heart to Heart Punch.

 Stamp Set:  With All My Heart
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Petal Cone Die, Heart to Heart Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Real Red Glimmer Paper

I made this one for my hairdresser for her Valentine Gift.  She so loved it ! 

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend !!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Valentine Flower Bouquet !

If you are like me, I so LOVE getting Flowers anytime of the year.  But especially on Valentine's Day!   One year on my birthday, my wonderful husband made me a beautiful bouquet of handmade Heart Cookies! He even made the cookies from scratch and added the stems which were made out of wooden dowels and the cookies even had Pretty Pink icing.  The Heart Cookies were in a vase and all wrapped up in red cello wrap.  Just like they came from a florist!  However, the florist didn't deliver the Bouquet, actually my husband hand delivered them to me at work.  It was the BEST Bouquet that I'd ever received.  I was pretty impressed since it was totally a handmade gift from the heart.  So I got to thinking about that one and then I found the most perfect gift to give him on Valentine's Day.   So it was on Andrea Walford's blog that I found the perfect gift.  (Here's the idea )
So I decided that I could do this, so here is my Special Bouquet of Flowers for my Special Man on Valentine's Day!! 

Ta Dah !!!!  The Perfect Gift !!

Now I wasn't able to find the cookies that Andrea had in her bouquet, which was a big disappointment.
I also couldn't find the perfect vase, so what was a girl to do.  I decided that I could use the Hershey Hearts for my centers instead of the cookies and this cute little Coca Cola glass for my vase.   

Below is a close up of one of the Flowers, so that you can see just how beautiful these really are. 

So this year for Valentine's Day, think about sending your Special Valentine a Flower Bouquet!!
Remember only 11 more days until Valentine's Day !!!

Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, and I am still needing to make some Valentine Treat Projects for some Special people.   As I was reading through my emails on Sunday morning, I noticed that I had my Sunny Stampin' Project Ideas Newsletter from Andrea Walford there.  So I quickly opened it to find this adorable Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch as our project for this newsletter.  What a FUN project this was!  I jumped right in Sunday morning to make them.

Here they are !!

They are just too cute!

To sign up for the Sunny Stampin' Project Ideas Newsletter so you can get the details for this cute project go to Andrea Walford's blog ( Here ) and Sign Up.  It will be on the right hand side bar at the top.

Hope you are having a GREAT day !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stampin' Up 2010 Convention Highlights

You know that YOU want to be there this YEAR !!  
Come Join In on ALL the FUN!!
Share What You LOVE
Become a Demonstrator Today!

Be sure to checkout the 2010 Convention Highlights video above! 

With the launch of the Sale-A-Bration promotion on Jan. 25, Stampin' Up! is offering a special Starter Kit just for YOU.

Choose either the Standard Starter Kit or Digital Starter Kit and save $15% ($148.75)

PLUS: You get the following bonus bundle absolutely FREE (a $50 value).

119883 Heart to Heart (or any punch), on page 202 in the Idea Book & Catalog

120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent) on page 183 in the Idea Book & Catalog

117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp) on page 183 of the Idea Book & Catalog

121620 Color Coach on page 165 of the Idea Book & Catalog

Here are the details:
Save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards AND receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased).

IT'S GOOD TO KNOW: There's no penalty to drop and you keep the kit and everything you purchased at a discount! You'll enjoy full demonstrator privileges through March 31, 2011. To remain active beyond June 30, 2011, $300 in product sales is required - including your own purchases!.

                                 The Starter Kit ships FREE.

You can JOIN MY TEAM    ( Here )

Thanks for stopping by !

Have a Wonderful Stampin' Day !!!


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