Friday, May 31, 2013

Danger! Used Stamp Sale

Sale My house 
Saturday 10am-2pm
stop by

NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog is LIVE!

Today is the day!  Stampin Up!'s NEW 2013-2014 catalog went live about an hour ago!
Ready set GO!
You can order via email or through my online store
if you are local, remember you are welcome to attend my "Open House" 
Saturday June 1st 10am

Grab your Greetings at 25% off!!

Today May 31st Launches the NEW SU Catalog!  I've been so excited!  I've had over a month to view it and try to absorb all the new goodies!  Soooo THis morning I get up and get to my computer, (after I've had my first cup of coffee on the porch with my MAN) to see what all SU has posted new about the catalog (Sort of like Santa comes in Cyber Space)
and WOW a 25% off sale right away!!
Grab your Greetings!
I'll post some images later as of right now the "Santas at SU" are getting the web site together to actually launch 12 noon MT
Hang tight and if you already have your catalog you can look these up!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

LAST DAY May 30th

Today May 30th is the Last day to get in on this amazing offer
               YOU!  when you join Stampin' Up! get an extra $30 for their Starter Kit! 

That means You as my new recruit will get to choose $155 worth of ANY products they choose for only $99!  with that comes other great benefits to joining Stampin' Up!One is me for your coach!...Here's where you need to go to get it all started!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Making Flowers from Metal

 A couple of weekends ago I went to an Art and Music Festival.  A girl was selling metal flowers.  I have made them before but not like this.  I bought hers and decided I could do this with my Big Shot.  I collect costume jewelry, especially clip on earrings.  Decided to use some of them as the centers of the flowers!  This is the Fun Flowers Die.
Yes it cuts Metal!  This is Roof flashing.  I sanded it with Stampin' Up's  Sanding Blocks
These sanding blocks are the best out there.  Then I used our sponges and Ink and laid in some color.  I used Midnight Muse!

I'm hoping to do a video on this.  As you have seen I am testing the waters with videos,  I'm really new and raw at this.  Let me know if you've watched them and if you think I should keep keepin on.
Thanks for stoppin by.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Creating a Banner

 Hear are some pics of the banner I worked on Saturday.  I have posted a video on creating the "create" banner.  These are amazingly quick and easy using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine!
Lovely Letters Alphabet set is retiring!  You will want to have this in your collection!

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to watch the tips on how to make a banner!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

 Look what I got in the mail Friday!  A pretty box with the My Paper Pumpkin crafting Kit!  Yes a crafting kit.  You can get one delivered to you too!
 This is on the side,  Once you open it you will find it all wrapped up and the surprise is still with you until you rip open the tissue paper.  
Inside you will find a different kit each month!  $19.95 Free Shipping!  I'd love to help you get started with YOUR Paper Pumpkin.  Here is where you can get more info and Join!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lattice Thank YOU!

Wanted to share this card with you that we did at our card class this month.  Very simple and and easy.  The Lattice die used with the big shot.
This image is sometimes hard to adhear so use the multi purpose adhesive sheets
Do for your paper projects what the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll does for our new fabric—turn your Big Shot die cuts into stickers! Simply apply an adhesive sheet to your card stock, Designer Series paper, or other base material, crank through the Big Shot machine, and peel the backing paper off. Apply your die cut to any kind of project for quick and super easy accents.
■ 12 adhesive sheets, 12" x 12"
■ Add adhesive to die cuts. Simply apply card stock or DSP to the adhesive sheet, run through the Big Shot, peel off backing paper and adhere.
■ Not washable
■ Adheres in an instant with no lifting edges
This will be retiring from SU's catalog at the end of this month so if you want some order NOW
Have fun Stamping today!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Woo Hoo! Birthday Card

 I can't get enough of the single stamp "Woo Hoo!"  and I love to color so this one is right up my alley!  The good news for those who don't like to color is there really is not that much coloring!
Isn't  it cute!  We did stamp it and cut around tall those scallop edges, but that's not something you'd have to do.  But if you know me at all I also love to cut things!!  If you don't love it, it may be that you don't own a good pair of paper cutting scissors, and I'd like to recommend our Paper Snips!
These small, thin-bladed scissors are perfect for all your paper trimming needs. They are great for snipping that little bits of paper or when trimming ribbon. Thin stainless steel blades for perfect cutting in even the tiniest areas.

■ Precision-ground tips allow for cutting all the way to the end of the blades
■ Protective shield (safety cover)
■ Comfort-grip handle for ease in cutting
■ Exclusive to Stampin’ Up!
■ 2-1/2" blade

Now for the what I used to color this.  Stampin' Up's! Markers are the BEST!  I used Pool Party, Lucky Lime Aid, and Crumb Cake.  Now you might be wondering how I got that darker color for the icing... well that is three coats of maker.  I colored the whole cake with crumb cake Marker and then went over the icing two more times... That way you get more color tones out of one marker!  Markers are sold some individuality in color Collections and as a Big Set.  If you are like me you will want them ALL! 
Thanks for stopping by and crafting with me.If you'd like to join in on a class or have other questions about this project contact me   

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Creped Filter Paper Flowers

This was so much fun I had to share it with YOU
 Have you noticed the Creped Filter Paper that is in the Spring catalog?  You get a total of 12 sheets 4 rectangles (each 6:x12) and 8 circles 6" in diam.  The look of tissue paper with the strength of card stock!  It's a bargain!  $2.95!  Last night I decided to try a flower made like you'd make a pom pom.

 This is the paper, I felt I needed to tell you that, cause It looks like "Nothing"
 I according folded the rectangles (all 4 sheets)  and used our white baker's twine to tie in the center  another bargain! 25 yards for $2.95
 This one I did not round the corners, but in the bottom pic I did round the edges and it looks better and more scalloped.  I started gently separating the 4 layers 
 then did the other side.
 Really fun!!
 then I sort of shaped it with my hands, even though it didnt' seem to need it but I couldn't help touching it!
The one on your right is the one that I rounded the edges before I "fluffed" it up, the one on the left is just as it was.  Both pretty, but in making more in the future, I will round the edges.  I just used scissors to do that.  NOW to step them up, You can stamp color and images on the sheets before you fold it and get Pretty colored flowers.  Order your supplies and get to making some fun flowers. 
Thanks for Crafting with me today!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scribble Art

I first saw this from my friend Deb Valder's youtube channel.  It is just as easy as she said it was, and ending up being the one that most marked as their favorite from Stamp Camp.  I took Deb's a step further and used water color paper.  This way when you scribble with your markers, you can move the color around (or wash) with your Aqua painter to add a different look.  If you use SU's Whisper White card stock, you still get a great look but more of a "scribble".  Either way you will want to use Black Stazon Ink.  It is water proof and won't wash your image in to your color.  You must try this!  When was the last time you got to scribble and someone said OH how Cute... I think I was probably 2 or 3 years
Here is the rest of what I used to create this card.

Friend-to-Friend Card
Stamp Sets: Word Play (Retiring)(Page 135)used on the inside of the card 
 Teeny Tiny Wishes, & By The Tide (Page 19 Spring Catalog)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, *Water Color Paper,
Ink:  Black Stazon, Basic Gray, & Tempting Turquoise
Markers:  Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise,  & Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Aqua Painter,

Design and technique inspired by Deb Valder

To learn techniques like these join in on one of my Classes!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Amazing Framed Art By Penny Thomas

I am so over the moon about these!  Penny Thomas a fellow demonstrator Share with  us at out share time in Fiji the classes she is doing.  I'm so doing this!
I will be posting some class dates... YOU in?

Amazing! Art work!

Working on Designs

The last couple of day's I've been camped out in my Stamp Room getting ready for Stamp Camp and two other classes!  I was going to share the projects but decided to wait until after Saturday!  Stay Tuned!  Until then remember that there are only a few days left to order the items on the retired list!  You will want to get the ones you can't live with out.. Before they end up on ebay at three times the price!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Using the "Negative" to make a Positive impact

I love learning  new things.  It's fun to use the negative of some of our framelits to create more!  My club enjoyed making these cute mini skirts!  I got this idea from a swap I received in Fiji by Jan Farring.  Very Clever Jan!

Therapy Thursday's project.  Learning to use the Negative of our Framelits Dies!  
Especially for You Card
(Using a Negative)
Stamp Set:  Made for You (Page 44, Retiring)
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake
DSP:  Natural Composition Specialty (Page 162) & Print Poetry (Page 16 Spring Catalog)
Ink:  Midnight Muse & Crumb Cake (for Sponging)
Accessories:  Dress Up Framelits die (Page 32 Spring Catalog) Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Shape Pack Punches, Large Oval Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges, Ribbon. Project Inspired by: Jan Farring

Monday, May 13, 2013

Removable Bookmark Card

I got really excited about this card!  This book mark is draped over the card front and is removable!  How fun is this!  Once you have had the joy of receiving the card you can remove the book mark and "mark" your favorite stamp sets in your catalog or your next page in the book you are reading!  You will want to make lots of these and share with all your friends! 
One of our Therapy Thursday Cards/Book Mark projects  
Inspired by Linda Heller from Swaps at Fiji

Magnet Book Mark Card
Stamp Sets:  A Fitting Occasion (page 101) & Feels Good (Page 21 Spring Catalog)
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, And Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler,
Accessories:  Big Shot, Honey Comb Embossing Folder, 1” Circle Punch, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (127811 Page 36 Spring Catalog) ¾” Circle Punch
Paper Snips, Magnets.
Card Inspired by: Linda Heller 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Framed 5x7 Square Sampler

This is Copied and Inspired by Amy Story.  A swap I received while in Fiji!
5x7 Square Sampler
Stamp Sets:  Trust God (Page 136) Hearts a Flutter  (Page 11 Spring Catalog), Papillion Potpourri (Page 115)
Card Stock:  Gumball Green, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
DSP: Epic Day, This and That (New)
Ink: Gumball Green, Pool Party, Calypso Coral,
Accessories:  1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch Pack, (118309) 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch (129404) (Page 16 Spring Catalog)
1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch (127811 Page 36 Spring Catalog) Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406 Spring Catalog) Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159 Page 11 Spring Catalog) Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die (Page 191) Designer Builder brads (Page 12 Spring Catalog) Bitty Banners Framelits, Chevron Embossing folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, (Page 191) 5/8” Flower Trim (Page 5 Spring Catalog) Sponge Daubers, stampin Dimensionals, Large Rhinestones, Basic Rhinestones, 3/8” Designer Printed Brads (Page 174)  Project Inspired by : Amy Storrie
Place your Order for all the supplies here

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Therapy Thursday Ends

All good things have to come to an end...But It doesn't mean we all won't be stamping together in the future.  I have truly enjoyed the Therapy Thursday once a month Club
 I learned a lot by researching what to teach
 I would have never known or got to know any of these girls if it were not for Stamping!
 Kris (on the left)  Has moved to FL.  It was a surprise, A NICE Surprise when she walked in tonight!
There were two more in this Group that were not in attendance tonight!  I think the class is ready for Graduation.
I'll post tomorrow what we made
New Club "Eat, Learn, Stamp" Starting in June.  There are still a few open spots.  It's once a month and a chance to Eat, Learn, and Stamp with new and old friends.  Contact me if you are interested in being a part of this kind of FUN!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Gathering Place/ Fiji

 The Gathering Place.  A Place to gather!  And that is what we did.  Each morning we'd get there soon as they opened, 9am Fiji Time.  There were always prize for everyone.
 All the candy you could ever want!

 The Decorations were so stinkin' Cute!  All around the room,  Beanbags to sit in, and Fun Chairs and Couches!
This was a toughie for me cause in the 9 years I have been involved it has been amazing to say the least.  I have learned so much about stamping.  Met people I would have NEVER met.  Gone places I would have never been able to go (and for Free!)  I have learned to talk in front of people and just how to be me and have some fun!  
I could go on, but I'm sure you'd get bored with me quickly!  
I have swaps to share so be sure to stop by again tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fiji 2013 Trip

 This is the welcome reception,  We had already been there three days before the "SU Party" Started
 Inside Kiti's Van.  Kiti AKA Kit Kat was our driver for two days.  He showed up around the Island
 Darrell, Kit Kat and I 
 We were involved in a Service project in Nadi, Fiji.  We worked at the local Hospital, Painting, gardening, and Cleaning

 Darrell and I just hangin' out
More Fun In Fiji
I do have swaps to share.  I'll get them posted real soon!  They were amazing.