Friday, October 30, 2009

PPA14- Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge

As I gathered the materials, I thought of friends and family who have lost their fight to great-grandmother, grandmother and my dad. Some of us who were challenged with other cancers and won... me, my daughter and my brother-in-law. And the ones who are fighting now... my daughter's friend's mother who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. God bless them all! I am honored to create this card!

Papers used are Razzleberry Lemonade, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink. The flowers are from the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set and they were layered with Pixie Pink & Pretty in Pink Stampin' Right Markers. Old Olive was used on the stems. Organza Ribbon separates the papers. Cherish from Baroque Motifs is stamped in Pixie Pink and punched out with the Large Oval and layered on a piece of Pretty in Pink that was punched with the Scalloped Oval. Stampin' Up's Dimensionals were also used.

Stampin' Up Items used: Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade #115675, Whisper White #100730, Pretty in Pink#100459, Stamps: Upsy Daisy #111710, Baroque Motifs#113490, Ribbon: Organza Ribbon#114319, Stampin' Right Markers: Pixie Pink#105112, Pretty In Pink#100045, Old Olive#100079, Punches: Scallop Oval#114889, Large Oval#107305

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stampin' Up's Deals of the Week!

Princess Party Kit and Pirate Party Kit only $9.99 each!
Party Kids on Pages 174 & 175, Princess Party Kit #116214 and Pirate Party Kit #116213.
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Princess Party Kit


Here is another candy cup I created for my daughter's baby shower! Yes, she had a girl! These baby shoe candy cups were big hit along with the watering cans (Previous Post)! I just loved it when PPA issued a "Anything but a Card" challenge. Playing with paper is so much fun! If anyone needs the pattern, email me at: and I'll be happy to send it to you!

PPA13 - Baby Shower Candy Cups

I found this cute idea for a watering can on Splitcoast and thought what a great idea for a candy holder for a baby shower. I made plenty of these and embellished them with ribbons, brads and this cute flower is a die cut from Stampin' Up's Baskets and Blooms. You can cut two watering cans from one piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper and they assemble easily using the Sticky Strip.
The guests just loved these!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Got Pug?

Got Pug? We sure do and we love him dearly! It's so fun to scrapbook my daughter's Pug, "Tank".
Most of these items were purchased from the Niles Scrapbook Store in Michigan. Tank is a sweet boy who loves to cuddle and be close to us at all times! If you want a furry friend, you need to get a Pug! Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 16, 2009

PPA12.... Boo!

I love this layout! I first used the Spider Web Embossing Folder on Whisper White Card Stock. Next, I rubbed a Stampin' Sponge on the Basic Grey Stamp Pad and then lightly rubbed it on the spider web. Ghostly Greetings was one of my favorites from last fall and I bought plenty of it to use this year too! I used the Circle Scissors Plus to cut my circles and punched a spider out and placed her in the web. Basic Black Card stock was also used. I used a Black Stampin' Up Marker for the "B" and the exclamation point. Black and Orange Buttons were adhered with Tombow Adhesive to give it a 3-D scary look! The black ribbon with the orange polka dots gives it a little something too! Happy Halloween!

Stampin' Up Items Used: Card Stock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #102851, Stamp Pad: Basic Grey #109120, Tombow Adhesive #110755, Stampin' Up Ghostly Greetings-No longer available, Circle Scissors Plus#112530

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Bag for a Super Star!

There's nothing like trying to wrap a gift and finding out you don't have any wrapping paper! Stampin' Up makes gift wrapping easy! I purchased these white bags at a local craft store and embellished them using the Big Shot and the Star Die! Quick and easy to put together for the super star in your family!

Stampin' Up items needed: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439 and Stars #113461
Happy cutting!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stampin' Up's Deals of the Week!

Week 2 Deals of the Week



Special Price


Perfect Setting Bigz XL die



Flower Burst Embosslits die



Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die


Dates: October 1-31, 2009

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Trick or Treat!

This cute Halloween bag was created by Kim Osmanski. I had the honor of making this at her house!

You'll need your Big Shot#113439, Build a Bear Bigz Die#117977 #Beary Essentials #117978 & Kooky Spooky #117979. Everything is easy to put together! Pumpkin Pie Cardstock #105117 is cut with a curvy cutter and punched with the Eyelet Punch#113692. Pumpin pie ribbon#110715 is used after I stamped Trick or Treat with a Level 1 Hostess Set and then all is applied to Basic Black #102851. The white bags were purchased elsewhere. Since my new grand daughter is only 2 months old and won't be Trick or Treating this year, I'm going to fill it with a Halloween gift for her! Save money on Stampin' Up! I'm offering 20% off merchandise until December 31st! The more you buy, the more you save! Click on Order Online to the right and place your order, email me and I'll send you a 20% rebate check on your merchandise!

Friday, October 9, 2009

PPA11 - Just for You!

PPA11 Color Challenge using Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Pumpkin - those colors are amazing together! I used the Perfect Plum for the card base and rounded the corners. The Pumpkin Pie was sent through the Big Shot and embossed. Old Olive and Very Vanilla were cut with Top Note Die. Using the Upsy Daisy Stamp Set and the Perfect Plum & Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers you can get the two tone effect with the daisies! I cut the bottom of the Whisper White piece and also cut the edges so I could layer it on the Old Olive. I embellished it with the Dusty Durango Ribbon- it actually looks great with the Pumpkin Pie! Just for You from the Oval All Stamp set is stamped in Perfect Plum and applied to Pumpkin Pie card stock that was punched out with the Scallop Oval! I would have never thought to use these colors.... Thanks PPA!

Stampin' Up Items Used- Stamps: Oval All #113790, Upsy Daisy #111710, Stampin Write Markers in Perfect Plum #100035, Old Olive #100079, Cardstock: Very Vanilla#101650, Perfect Plum#101889, Old Olive #100702, Pumpkin Pie #105117, Punches: Corner Rounder #109047, Scallop Oval #114889, BIG SHOT DIE CUT MACHINE#113439 & Top Note Die#113463 Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking + Starter Kit!

Holiday 2009 Mini Catalog

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  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
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  • Button Latte Designer buttons
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tiny Little Toes

I couldn't resist scrap booking my grand daughter's tiny little toes! Aren't they sweet? Most items were purchased at a local hobby store and of course were 50% off! Stampin' Up's Pixie Pink #105121 is used to mount the photo. The Scallop Edge #112091 Punch gives the striped paper a cute border! Happy Scrapbooking!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Princess Anna

Princess Anna was 2 months old on October 4th! Time flies! I put together this page with items purchased at a local scrapbooking store. I did use Stampin' Ups Barely Banana Card Stock#102701 to frame the photos. Miss Anna will talk to you and smile. She's a happy little girl. Please feel free to use the layout for your scrapbook. Happy Scrapping!

Wedding Table Numbers

I have the honor of creating cards with table numbers for a November 14th wedding! These simple but elegant cards are "tented" or folded in half. I used Chocolate Chip #102128 and Very Vanila #101650. Numbers and Stampin' Up's Little Leaves #114511 were cut with the Big Shot #113439. Order the Big Shot from me and save 20%! Click on Order Online to the right and start saving today! Email me after you order and you'll get a $20.00 rebate check!

Friday, October 2, 2009

PPA10 - Gratitude Challenge

I'm thankful for this challenge! First I get all my pieces ready. I punched out the 5 Petal Flower in Pretty in Pink and added a green accent from the Flower Fusion embellishing it with a Pink Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad. I still have some Kiwi Kiss Paper left.... I just love that color and hope it comes back.... I then cut some Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink. Adding a border with the Scallop Edge Punch to the pink and I rounded the corners of the Kiwi Kiss. I fused them together with Sticky Strip and added some Bling by sprinkling it with some pink glitter! The Swirl Scribbles were then cut with the Big Shot and added to give it a dainty look! I stamped Thank You from the Thank You Kindly set in Perfect Plum. The Whisper White and Perfect Plum card stock is layered and corners were rounded and applied to the Perfect Plum Designer Series Paper on none other than Perfect Plum Cardstock for a perfectly sweet thank you card!
Happy Stamping!

Stampin' Up Items Used: Perfect Plum Designers Series Paper #112158, Perfect Plum Card Stock# 101889, Perfect Plum Stamp Pad #101437, Pretty in Pink Paper #101658, Thank YouKindly Stamp Set #111700, Corner Rounder #109047, 5 Petal Punch 109041, Scallop Edge Punch#112091, Flower Fusion #110720, Swirl Scribbles #113441, Sticky Strip Tape #104294, Light Pink Chunky Sprinkles #111343, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads #109111