Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Online Stamping Classes from Stampin' Up!

I am super excited to announce a new online class from Stampin' Up!   I would love to take credit for putting together this great tutorial for you, but I simply can't.  Stampin' Up! has created this great product with you in mind.  This new stamping class is divided into six sections and focuses on a variety of topics.  The class includes videos, step outs and supply lists for over 30 projects.  It's so easy to use and is a great value for only $14.95!.  Here's how to get it:

1. Order it -  free shipping!!!(item 133385)
2. Download (instantly)
3. View and create at your leisure
4. Contact me for any supplies that you suddenly have the urge to own!

(Graphic credit goes to Janet Wakeland.  Thanks, Janet for sharing!)
Of course, this tutorial does not in any way replace me.  I will always be here to help you with your stamping needs.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mom's Birthday Card

My mom's birthday was yesterday. We're going to celebrate by going out to dinner tomorrow night.  In the meantime, I made her this card:

I have to admit that I don't send Mom cards often enough.  Sorry Mom!  (I do give her cards to send to others, though.)
I'm entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Check it out!

Stamps: Hello Doily, Field Flowers, Delightful Dozen, Bring on the Cake (inside sentiment - no photo )
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

25th Anniversary Blog Tour - Best of Birthdays

Welcome to the RemARKable 25 Years with Stampin' Up! Blog Tour!  You may have arrived here from Lee Bradford's blog.  What a great job she did with her projects!

When Stampin' Up! announced at the Leadership Conference about the "Best of 25 Years" stamp sets, I got really excited!  As part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

January's theme is "Best of Birthdays."  I've made three projects with this stamp set.  Here's the first one:

I used one of the shapes from the Apothecary Framelits to create a layered look.  See here how I did it.
Here's the second one:

This last one is a copy of one that we saw demonstrated at Leadership.  I used it in my stamp clubs this month.  Our theme for the month was "tools."  I changed things up a bit from the original card and used my Color Spritzer tool to add some splashes of Garden Green.
Here's a closer look.
I'll be glad to answer any questions about my projects.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Next up is the uber-talented Tamra Davis of http://www.thecardladies.com/.  Click on her link or on the image below to see her creations:

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Collage Curios

Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month some of our most talented RemARKable teammates are showing you many different ways to use the Collage Curios stamp set.   I  chose to pair both of my creations with the Print Poetry paper stack.

I think the inside of this card might just reveal a vacation invitation!

A sample on Pinterest gave me the inspiration for this next card.

Some of the patterns in the Print Poetry stack seem kinda "busy" to me.  Here, I demonstrate how you can add just a bit of designer paper to get a really fun look.  I flattened the Soda Pop Top with my Big Shot.  There are many variations that explain how to do it.  I chose to place my Soda Pop Top between two acrylic plates, place the plates onto the multipurpose platform (with all tabs closed), then run it through my Big Shot.

In both of these creations, I used only Crumb Cake and Midnight Muse inks, yet I created two completely different looks.  Hope you enjoyed them.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

...Next up on the RemARKable Blog Tour is Tamra Davis.  Click on the image below to get to her blog:

Stamps: Collage Curios, That's the Ticket
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Collection framelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Vine Street embossing folder (exclusive SAB item), Soda Pop Tops, Midnight Muse Ribbon, Ticket Duo Builder punch, 1" circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Upcoming RemARKable Blog Tour

Here's a sneak-peak at one of the projects that will be featured on my blog on Sunday for the RemARKable Blog Tour.  All of the paper artists will be sharing their creations using the "Collage Curios" stamp set.  Stay tuned!

Happy Stamping!

An Inspirational Song

I heard a song on the radio today that touched my heart and wanted to share it with you.  (You may have to go directly to my blog post to view it.)

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Leadership CASE

Good afternoon.  Here is a card that I made for one of my club members who recently had surgery.  It is a card inspired by a sample I saw at Leadership.  I switched things up a bit including the addition of some splashes of Gumball Green with the Color Spritzer tool. I included some of the Silver Glimmer paper that I got at Leadership.

Some of us are getting ready to watch the Superbowl.  Personally, I watch it for the commercials. Why can't commercials be as entertaining during other television shows?

Stamps: Everything Eleanor, Perfectly Penned
Paper: Gumball Green Whisper White, Brights Patterned designer series paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Best of Love

Happy 25th anniversary to Stampin' Up! Every month during 2013, they're releasing some all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.  And what else would you expect from a February set than images that will help you make that perfect Valentine?  Share the love with the Best of Love set! 

Can you identify what stamp is the new one designed just for this month? Add item 132987 to your order today!

While Stampin' Up! is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up! is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Today since it's so frigid outside (14 F) all three of my girls are stamping today.  I'm gonna try and keep them busy and get a few PhDs (projects half done) completed myself!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sent with Love Special Offer!

Hi, folks!  Just checking in here to give you a special announcement.  

Pack your crafting bags, and get ready for a creative trip with our new Sent with Love products!
These all-new travel-themed products are perfect for documenting family vacations, creating unique invitations, or myriad other fun paper-crafting projects!

These exclusive products are only available from February 1 through April 30!  Buy the Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper separately—or get them both in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20 percent off!

We’re also offering a coordinating digital kit. See below for item numbers and prices.

Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set*
$17.95 US/ $21.95 CAN
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*
$10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Pretty Bundle*
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount!
$25.50 US/$31.50 CAN
Sent with Love Digital Kit
Coordinates with the Sent with Love products. Not included in the Pretty Bundle.
$9.95 US/$12.50 CAN
*Only available through April 30, 2013

Here's a look at the stamp images:

Contact me today to get these limited-time products or you can order directly through my online store.

Happy Stamping!