Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New Craft Table!

Staying organized can sometimes be a challenge. For a couple of years, I stamped and created my masterpieces on a folding table and at times it could be rather flimsy. I've searched and searched for an old library table and they were either too big, too small or too expensive. Well, I hit the jackpot a couple of weeks ago! At work we are updating our furniture and work spaces and an old table was ready to get pitched. The wooden top was damaged. I can imagine students who stayed up late to study probably got bored and started doodling and carving their names and perhaps answers to test questions on it! I asked if I could rescue it. My hubby picked it up and started refinishing the top. After filling in the scratches and a couple of sandings, he decided that it should be painted. I cleaned up the legs and drawers and then applied a light coat of wax. It's half painted and half natural and it works perfectly in the space!

I can't wait to use it tonight to make some cards and as always, there is plenty of scrapbooking to do!

Love to all!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome Spring!

As we welcome Spring, we welcome warmer weather, green grass, bunnies and chipmunks, birds and yes, butterflies! I love the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and if you don't have it yet, it needs to come to your house and play! What a great way to use up your scraps and create a pretty card!

Stampin' Up Products used:
Certainly Celery Paper #105125, Rose Red Paper #102544 & Whisper White #100730

Scallop Border Punch #119882

Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138

Basic Rhinestones #119246

Sincere Salutations Stamp Set # 115068- This set is a must!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

PPA93- Wedding Card

PPA93- Spring is here and so is the Wedding Season! Spring is a time when the flowers are blooming and love is in the air! It's fun to make wedding and shower cards! I started with Basic Black and layered it with Whisper White that was embossed with a Sizzix Soft Swirls Embossing folder. The Ticket Corner Punch was used on the next layer of Basic Black. The Flower is from the Pretties Kit but Stampin' Up now has Paper Daisies and those would work just as well. I punched a small black circle and a big pearl was added to the flower and the Organza Ribbon also gives it a nice touch! The script on the "Congratulations" is so elegant! It's fun to play at the PPA!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring is here!

Tulips are popping up, trees are blooming and it's so beautiful to walk on the campus and smell all the fragrant flowers! This card reminds me of Spring! It's basic and easy to create! I used So Saffron as the card and Perfect Plum ink for the stamping! The other paper is from Target's Dollar Spot- yes, only a buck for a pack of perfectly matched flower paper that will make about a dozen cards!!! What a deal!! The adhesive jems were also from the dollar spot! I did use Stampin' Up's Square Lattice Embossing folder for some texture. Enjoy Spring and the beautiful colors and fragrance it brings!

Stampin' Up Products used:
Perfect Plum Ink #101437
So Saffron Paper# 105118
Square Lattice Embossing Folder#119976
Filled with Love Stamp Set#121154

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Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Candy Cups and Door Prizes

My niece's wedding is just around the corner! She is having daisies as her flowers so I wanted a daisy theme for her bridal shower. I purchased some daisy soaps and seeds and knew that Stampin' Up had the perfect stamp for embellishing a cute topper for the gift bags. I also bought some hand soap and wrapped each in tissue paper and used my glue gun to apply the daisies. Now on to the candy holders! I have a Daisy Die and cut those with the Big Shot and bought some mini muffin wraps and applied them to the daisies! Won't those look so cute with some yellow and white M&M's? Family helped with the watering can candy holders....Thanks Kim and Joanne! I can't wait to fill those with some candy too!

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wild Wasabi Wonders!

Gals, remember years ago when Stampin' Up sold some weird cut Wild Wasabi cards for only $3.75 a pack? They were scored incorrectly and it works to your advantage with this card! I hope if you ordered those you didn't get rid of them because they come back to life with this cute stamp set featured in the Summer Mini called Hello Blossoms! So cute too and all you need is some different color Stampin' Write Markers, a scallop border punch and some Garden Green and you are good to go! Embellish with some ribbon and it's done! Great for Mother's Day too!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May is Scrapbooking Month!

May Special



(great for cardmaking and scrapbooking)





Do you love Stampin' Up! products--especially the My Digital Studio

software, downloads, and professional printing? If so, this is the

month to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.

Not only is the kit a great value (62% off retail!!!), but also,

you get an additional 20% off the other sale items--that's

approximately 50% off several products in May!!!



Contact me or click on Order Online to the right and view all the specials!

Plus, spend $50.00 in May or June and I'll make sure you get a free Stampin' Up 2011/12 Idea Book and Catalog!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Masculine Cards!

This card was created at my Upline's house. We got together and shared some new ideas from the Summer Mini! I am thrilled that Stampin' Up has this more masculine set, The Open Sea! I just love it and know you will too! Their coordinating Nautical Expedition Paper is a must!
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Stampin' Up Must Haves:
Expresso Bakers Twine #123124
The Open Sea Stamp Set #123032
Nautical Expedition Paper #122343
Early Expresso Ink #119670 & Paper #119686
Marina Mist Ink #119668 & Paper #119682

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Great Stampin' Up Specials!

Campaign Dates: May 1-August 31, 2011

As part of our Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin' Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).





Strength & Hope wood-mount set



Strength & Hope clear-mount set



Strength & Hope digital kit
Includes a four-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers, and 10 embellishment pieces.


*Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from this purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® . BCRF is dedicated to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in our lifetime by funding clinical and translational research worldwide. For more information about BCRF, visit