Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Magic

My friend came over yesterday and I helped her design some baby shower invitations. I pulled out a few samples and she liked this awesome type of card. I haven't made a magic slider card in a couple of years so it was fun to make them again. Why are they magic you ask? Well when you pull out the tab from the top the bottom magically slides out at the same time :) Here you can see both the top and bottom, she is planning on typing the shower info on the white cardstock before stamping and attaching it to the card. The stamps we used are retired, one of the few stamp sets that I plan on always keeping, but I still wanted to show you how cute it turned out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Enjoy the Little Things

This is definitely something that I can't ever show my husband and since he never checks my blog I guess I am safe so far. I am sure he would object to our boy's pictures on a scrapbook page with pink flowers :) Well this is the best I could do cause we won't have any girls in our family until the end of June (yes I am having a girl!!!) and then I will replace the photos. (I took the picture of the page on a chocolate chip background so you can see the white outline) This is one of the projects that my hostesses for the next 3 months have the option to choose to make at their workshop. If you and a few of your friends would like to make this for free, I still have a few openings so e-mail me at and we can set up a day! This page looks so much better in real life, It has a bunch of paper piercing, on the white square as well as the pink one.
I love how a few punches and paper piercing can add so much.

I love this flower. It is so easy to make, I would love to come and teach you how to make it! Do you want to know where I got layout for this page??? It comes from one of Stampin' Up!'s awesome publications, the Spring Summer Catalog Sampler page 10. Click on the catalog on the left to check out the original page.

Monday, February 23, 2009

SAB Basket

I made this cute little basket a while ago but I never had any candy to put inside it until now. I used a lot of things that I got free from sale-a-bration: the ribbon, stamp, and designer series paper. I love getting stuff free! If you would like to know how I earned this free just click on the sale-a-bration catalog on the left! I used the jumbo eyelets to hold the basket together and I used heat and stick powder to adhere the glitter to the little charm dangling from the handle.
Here is a picture of the back, I think it looks good without the charm too.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My 3 favorites

Here are my 3 favorite cards from the demonstrator card swap I just participated in. It was a lot of fun to open the package (we mailed our cards to our upline and she mailed them back). My favorite thing to do is to rate them before knowing who made the cards so I won't play favorites :) I loved all 3 of these cards as soon as I saw them. So in no particular order.....

This first card was made by Stacie J. She used the level 3 hostess bundle and embossed the cupcake and the words. I love all the layers and the dimension.
The next 2 cards were made with the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. The chocolate and olive card was made by Brandi B. and I loved all the detail. She used the Parisian Breeze Specialty paper, it is pretty heavy paper and textured. Definitely something that is now on my wish list :)
I don't know who made this card, there was no name inside mine but I love it as well, something about the colors and the sparkle from the beads just makes me happy. SO if you made this card or if you know who made it let me know!

Edit: I just found out that this last card was made by Jerilyn L.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I have been wanting to categorize some posts to make it easier for you blogging friends to find things on my blog. I noticed that I am nearing 100 posts so I decided it was time. The links are now on the left under Labels. Happy searching!

Cheep Talk

I love this stamp set!! It is so fun. I want to share a few cards I made lately with this stamp set. This first one is the card that we made for stamp club this month. It is pretty easy to open, just slide the ribbon totally off, you don't need to untie it just slide it back on when you are ready to close the card. Here you can see it open.
As I was playing around making cards for a card swap here is one that I liked a lot also. I liked this one because it used the bigshot and the new circle cutter.

One of my favorite things about the card were the micro beads that I added to the birds (or sprinkles as my 5 year old called them :) I attached them with a little bit of crystal effects to the wing. Here is a closer look, the microbeads were hard for me to take a picture of so just imagine little tiny circles :)
I decided to put the two cards together and make this last one for the card swap with other demos in Brandi's group. I used kiwi kiss ribbon cause I didn't have enough chocolate chip but I liked both kinds of ribbon. I used the little leaves big shot die and the microbeads for the final card!
which card of mine do you like best?
I will post a few of my favorites from the card swap soon.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Valentines Day Box

My mom came over last night and we made some last minute Valentines Day boxes. Here is the last Valentines Day project for the year (hopefully :) enjoy!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Ok so I have absolutely no idea what a partridge actually looks like but it is what I think of everytime I see my page. I have been so excited to share my pages with you that we made for club this month but I wanted to surprise my girls for a change cause I know they check my blog even if they don't leave comments. *hint hint* One of the girls in my club told me that this is her favorite layout that we made, her comment made me so happy, she also has the best family pictures that totally match these colors to put on her page, so I am kind of jealous :) I know that pages 90 and 91 are many peoples favorites in the whole catalog and definitely one of my favorites too so I wanted to use them. Edit: we took some family pictures to match this page, do am I the only person who takes pictures to fit on a page? Here is the finished page. I wanted to use my new circle cutter and I couldn't resist using many of my new toys when I designed it. We used the new cheap talk stamp set but the good friend stamp set would look great too.

We also used a new big shot die. I love the new SU! Little Leaves die! I got the idea to punch out some flowers from the catalog on page 200 to add to it, I love the card and plan to case it soon. We just pierced a hole in the middle of the flowers and popped them with dimensionals. The scallop circles were made from another big shot die.

I love the new Latte buttons. The chocolate one matched so well to my page I couldn't resist using it (I know I am a sucker for anything new).

Here is a tip when using the circle cutter: Make sure you put adhesive on the paper you cut circles out of, we didn't do this at first and it was hard to keep the paper from moving but after a bit of adhesive was added (we used dotto) it made it so so easy!! So sorry girls that I didn't just do it at first.

I will post the card we made next week!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines Day Cards

Do you need some Ideas for Valentines Day Cards? Here are some cards that I have swapped or ones that we made at a demonstrator meeting. The first 2 are made with A Happy Heart stamp set the talented Sherri made these. These are fun cards, I love the first one and I totally love the build a brad on the second one.

The next 3 cards are ones that I swapped I believe at convention with our demo group. Ashley made this first awesome card but the others didn't put their name on them so if you made these cards let me know and I will give you credit :) These cards were all made with the Always stamp set.
Edit: I am impressed at Ashley's memory she believes that Melanie made this purple card. It is better in person cause you can see the embossed heart. I love the grey!!
Edit: Sherri also made this cute card with the glitter, wow Sherri, thanks for all the ideas :)

thanks you guys for all the ideas!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Preschool Valentines

Today is the Valentines Day party for my son's preschool class. They only take treats 2 times a year to class and I really like to decorate them. This year I made these super easy square boxes. They can hold a lot of different treats, a popular one is 2 peppermint patties but for today we just put 3 butterfinger/crunch hearts inside. I didn't decorate the candy all cute but click here to see some that have the candy decorated that my friend Megan made. If you want to make some of these just follow the link she has on her blog. We just put the ribbon under the paper to tie it closed instead of having a buckle. I used the love you much stamps and the coordinating punches made it really fast to make a bunch. My husband told me that he couldn't give any that said hugs and kisses so I just hid the words behind the vanilla circle and popped the cocoa heart up with a dimensional. I added a plain piece of paper to the bottom where he wrote his name on it so the kids would know who it was from.

Here are the treats that we made for last year. We spent a lot of time last year making the chocolate and caramel covered pretzels. I dry embossed the heart from the priceless classy brass template and sponged it to make it darker than the paper.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Club Projects

Hi to my girls in club. I have been asked to post the club pages for this month and I am keeping it a surprise this month (I will post them after club) but I will give you a hint, it is retro (think of the catalog) and someone said it looks modern (you will get to try my new circle cutter)!! so have fun guessing!

Something Different

I have been making cards to swap lately and I am not sure which one to swap so until then I won't post them but I wanted to show you something. I realized today that I didn't ever post a picture of these earing holders that I made last year. My neighbor works in woodwork of some kind so he made the frames and the center is just a piece of metal mesh that they use to make window screens that we hot glued inside. The paper is just mod podged onto the wood. I love this paper and it makes me happy everytime I pick out some earings. This one is made with Urban Garden DSP. I was surprised at how easy these were to make since the hard part was done for me. It was the first time I used mod podge also and it was fun! I love the way these turned out, it is so much fun to pick out earings now. These ones have little pegs in the bottom that help them stand up, other people poked holes in the top and hung it up with a ribbon.
This one is made with the now retired Maine Blueberry DSP.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sale-a-Bration is Here!!

For every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) you get to choose a FREE Stamp set, or Ribbon Bundle or Designer Paper. These iems are in the Sale-a-bration catalog. if you don't have one and would like to see the free sets, ribbon, and paper, click on the Sale-a-bration catalog on the left side bar.

If you order $150, you get 3 Sale-a-bration stamp sets & the regular hostess benefits (Free level one hostess set & $15 in FREE Product. There's no limit, for every $50 you spend you get a free set! (and $5 more free merchandise)

Free Catalog
If you place an online order starting today, you will get a copy of the 2009 Spring & Summer Idea Book & Catalog. It's while supplies last with every order. Click on my website link to order online.

Host A Workshop
If you host a workshop (either a catalog workshop or an in home workshop), for every $300 your workshop totals you can choose one free item from the sale-a-bration brochure in addition to all the other wonderful benefits.

Be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
$335 worth of product for only $169 In addition to all the wonderful items in the kit, you'll get to choose any FREE stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalog. If you are interested in joining my team, you can sign up through my Stampin' Up! Website (link on the left) just contact me and I will give you my password.
***** If you are one of my customers and are not interested in signing up I totally understand, I just like to shout it out when we have such a great deal on stampin' up stuff!!

top note thank you's

I have a bunch of thank you notes to send out this week and I am horrible at writing them so I told myself that it would be easy, so with a few turns of my big shot and the top note die, I made an easy base for the note. I didn't mean to stamp on all the writing surface but the stamps were too cute!! (and new, I love anything new :) I had just enough space on the top of the top note for my quick note. I took another picture of the exact same one just taken with a different color background cause white on white is hard to see. These were so easy to make, I made 10 in just a few minutes.
Here is just another picture of more S-up! supplies in the center of a flower. This time I used felt fusion flowers and the new flower assortment designer brads. I love these I am sure you will be seeing a lot more of the brads but I am done making flowers for quite a while so this may be the last :) We also put a chocolate chip flower brad inside of a pink flower and it was really cute but sorry my sister has that one so I can't take a picture of it.