Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mojo Monday Lucky Owl Card

I know you want to make a cute St. Patrick's Day card. Well, here it is! I used the Stampin' Up! owl builder punch.

The card layout is from Mojo Monday sketch challenge. It is the end of the month, so it is a tall and skinny card.

Owl, St. Patrick's Day, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, Mojo Monday

I used:
Whisper White card stock #100730
Garden Green card stock #102584
Gumball Green card stock #126840
Pistachio Pudding card stock #131294
Crushed Curry card stock #131199
Designer Series Paper stack- Regals #130139
Decorative Dots embossing folder #133520 (Free Sale-A-Bration item)
Owl builder punch
Starburst Framelits
Circle Collection Framelits
Stampin' Sponge
Garden Green Classic Stampin' ink
Snail Adhesive

Thanks for visiting! I would love to hear from you.

You're My Hero Card

The Paper Players have a clean and simple sketch this week. This is my card for their weekly challenge.

There are several Police officers in my family, so I bought this set this month to make some cards. The set also comes with an ambulance and a fire truck to cover other "Heroes" in our lives. My grandson is into cars, so I think he will enjoy receiving a card with one of these vehicles stamped on it too.

Products I used:
Soft Suede card stock
Soft Sky card stock
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper stack
You're My Hero stamp set
Stazon ink
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Snail adhesive

Have a Happy Day,

Luck Banner

Susie finished her St. Patrick's Day banner! This is what she came up with. I like the touches of yellow. It brightens the banner and adds a very fresh spring touch.

The Designer Series paper is the paper that you can get FREE with a $50.00 order during Sale-A-Bration.

Remember to leave a comment for Susie!
Thanks for checking out my blog.

Craft Happy!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hello, Sailor Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge

Sunday Stamps has a fun sketch challenge today.
I decided to pull out a couple of my newest Stampin' Up! stamp sets that I haven't had a chance to play with yet. The combination makes for a real masculine card that I believe my husband will appreciate. He likes nautical themes even more than I do. Plus he was a Sea Scout as a teenager and went on many sailing excursions on the Columbia River.

At first glance it may seem that my card does not fit the sketch because the sketch has 4 panels at the bottom. But if you look closely you will see that there are indeed 4 panels on the bottom of this card. I used Early Espresso card stock on two panels and embossed them with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder. The other two panels are Tempting Turquoise card stock embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder. Now do you see it? ☺ It looks a bit like the weathered boards on an ocean-side cottage.

Hello Sailor, hardwood, nautical, Sunday Stamps, whale, Stamp with Trude, masculine, Stampin' Up!, greeting card
Products I used:
Early Espresso card stock
Tempting Turquoise card stock
Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' ink
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' ink
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' ink
VersaMark ink
Hello, Sailor stamp set
Hardwood stamp
Brights Candy Dots
Stampin' Sponge
Early Espresso embossing powder
Tempting Turquoise embossing powder
Snail adhesive
Heat tool

 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is here and we are Sale-a-brating! When you order $50.00 of merchandise (not including shipping and taxes) you earn a star, for my Star Crafter Program (find out about it here).
You also get a reward from Stampin' Up! because it is Sale-a-bration. You can choose a free product for EACH $50.00 you spend. And, in addition to those perks, this week I will send you a package of Dimensionals for FREE! (Offer good only on sales through my online Stampin' Up! store between 2/23/14 and 3/1/14 only).

Friday, February 21, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Card

Today I am sharing a St. Patrick's Day card that my friend, Susie, created and ask me to share. She created it with the Stampin' Up! owl builder punch. Isn't it cute?
I could also see it switched out to be a congratulation card or a graduation card.

St. Patrick's day, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, owl builder punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Products she used:
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Early Espresso card stock
Old Olive card stock
Lucky Limeade card stock
Whisper White card stock
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper- FREE Sale-A-Bration item
Scallop Oval punch
Rhinestone basic jewels
Snail Tape

Have a Crafty weekend!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Bootiful Occasions Birthday Card

Okay, I guess I am sliding back into winter with this card. I ran out of birthday cards the other day, so I decided to make a Bootiful birthday card! This Stampin' Up! set is fun for several occasions. It even has a wacky boot for Halloween (not shown). The sentiment inside says, "Happy Boot Day!" Isn't that fun?

This isn't actually the finished card...
The next day after I created this card, edited the photo and got it ready for my blog, I decided to restamp each boot and pop it up over the original image with Dimensionals. I like the added 3D effect.

Bootiful Occasions, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, birthday card, boot

Supplies I used:
Crumb Cake card stock #120953
Perfect Plum card stock #101889
Whisper White card stock #100730
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink #126975
Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' ink #126963
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' ink #126951
Pacific point stitched grosgrain ribbon #126878
Bootiful Occasions stamp set- Wood #131967, Clear #126597
sponge daubers #102892
snail adhesive #104332

Have a blessed day,


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mojo Monday By the Tide

I've been thinking about spring and warm climates, how about you?
I was going to create a card with the Settin' Sail photopolymer stamp set (Stampin' Up!), but started to switch out every element until I finally ended up with a By the Tide card instead. I will have to do the sail boat card for another post.

So, this is what I came up with for this week's Mojo Monday sketch #333.

By the Tide, Mojo Monday, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!, birthday card

Products I used:
By the Tide stamp set- Wood #131910, Clear #129120
Blue Ribbon stamp set- Wood #131964, Clear #125981
Whisper White card stock #100730
Pool Party card stock #122924
Baked Brown Sugar card stock #131296
Calypso Coral card stock #122925
Subtle Designer Series Paper stack- Pool Party #130135
In- Color Designer Series Paper stack 2015- Baked Brown Sugar #130136
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' ink pad #131174
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' ink pad #126983
Calypso Coral Baker's twine #125573
White embossing powder #109132
Whisper White craft ink #101731
sponge daubers #102892
dimensionals #104430
Starburst collection framelits #132987
Circle collection framelits #130911
1 3/8" circle punch #119860

Stampin' Up! added some new stuff to the Clearance Rack...check it out!

.And, don't miss out on Sale-a-bration! See what it's all about HERE.

Have a Happy Day,

Monday, February 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Banner

Here is the banner we made the other night at our  St. Patrick's Day banner class.

Oh, I just realized that I didn't take any close-ups to add to this post so that the details show up.

The challenge that I had with this banner was to keep it short enough to do in a 2 - 2 1/2 hour class session. I decided to go with the native word for Ireland and then embellish it with all of the fun St. Patrick's Day items that are usually associated with Ireland.

I created the two emblems on the ends of the banner with the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio. It is a digital publishing suite that I am beginning to use quite a bit to fill in when I don't have the right words or motif stamps to finish my projects.

But it is more than just a word processing program...you can make wonderful photo books and have them professionally printed by Stampin' Up! It is easy and fun! The publishing program is only $19.95.

Other Stampin' Up! products I used for this banner:
Hearts Collection framelit dies
Oval Collection framelit dies
Word Window punch
1 3/4" circle punch
1/2" circle punch
7/8" scallop circle punch
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
3/4" circle punch
1 3/8" circle punch
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Owl Builder punch
Designer Series paper stack
My Digital Studio

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Settin' Sail Stampin' Up!

This is another one of the quick and easy gift card holders made with the envelope punch board. This would make a great gift card holder for a guy, but I like nautical stuff and know other women that do, so don't rule that out either!
Supplies I used:
Midnight Muse card stock
Basic White card stock
Red Glimmer paper
Merry Minis punch pack
This and That Washi tape
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' ink
Real Red Classic Stampin' ink
Settin' Sail photopolymer stamp set

 See the Sale-A-Bration Brochure of Free items for every $50.00 of merchandise (not including shipping and taxes) that you spend at my Stampin' Up! store.

Plus, get a free embossing folder from me with your $50.00 in merchandise purchase.

Here's the link to a video that teaches how to use your envelope punch board to make this gift card holder.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Envelope punch board Child's Valentine

I was playing around with scraps and my Stampin' Up! envelope punch board and came up with this valentine that would be perfect for a child to give to friends at school.

You need some printed paper strips about 3 1/2" x 7" and some 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" plain paper scraps for the hearts.
Fold the printed paper in half, insert it into the envelope punch board, centered on the top edge. Punch. Align the top left edge with the center of the punch window and punch. Move it to the right edge aligned with the center of the window and punch, Flip it to the right edge and punch at about the half way mark, then punch the right edge at about the half way point. Insert the plain piece in the punch board and repeat the process, then trim the lower right and left pieces off in line with the punched edge.

Products used:
Envelope punch board #133774
Crazy Mixed-Up Love stamp set- Wood #131068, Clear #131071
Basic Black Classic Stampin' ink #126980
scraps of paper

If you need a demonstrator I would love to be your demonstrator!
When you purchase $50.00 of merchandise (not including shipping and taxes) from my Stampin' Up! store this week (2/9/14- 2/15/14), I will send you a FREE embossing folder and you will get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for every $50.00 you spend!

Hello fellow paper crafters in Australia, France and Vietnam. Thanks for checking out my blog ☺

Have a Terrific day!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Stampin' Up! Tag Topper punch

Today I am going to share with you a project that will help use up lots of your leftover pieces of paper. I used Stampin' Up!s new tag topper punch and the cupcake punch.
Some of the tags are extra long and I used a slot punch to create a closure for a folded tag so that the message can be inside instead of on the backside of a tag.

Aren't they fun?!
Here's the products I used:
Leftover pieces of cardstock and Designer series papers
Tag Topper Punch #133324
Cupcake Builder punch #121807
2-Way glue pen #100425
slot punch

Hello Netherlands, Germany and Poland! Thanks for checking out my blog this week.

Keep on Crafting!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mojo Monday Tea Party

It's another Monday and that means there is a new Mojo Monday Sketch to try! Have you tried one yet? If not, this would be a great week to grab your stamps and paper and try it.

I used the Stampin' Up! set, Tea Party, for this card. I also used the Hello, Doily stamp for the background.

Products I used:
Midnight Muse card stock #126483
Basic white card stock #100730
Tea Party stamp set- Wood #129135, Clear #129138
Hello, Doily stamp- Wood #128610, Clear #122847
Tag duo die (retired)
Whisper White craft ink #101780
Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' ink #126860
Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Sponge Daubers #102892
Whisper White Baker's twine #124262
Whisper White Stitched grosgrain ribbon #126877
Delicate Designs emboss folder #127023

Crafty people from China, Japan and Singapore have visited my blog this weekend. Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog!

My Weekly Special this week is embossing folders. When you purchase $50.00 in merchandise (not including taxes and shipping) from my online Stampin' Up! store this week (2/9/2014- 2/15/14) you will get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item and I will send you a FREE embossing folder! Go ahead, purchase $100.00 of merchandise and get 2 Free Sale-A-Bration items and 2 Free embossing folders!

Keep on Crafting!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February Stampin' Up! Scrapbook page

 Just wanted to say, before I begin today's post, that I enjoy looking at the blog statistics and seeing where some of you are viewing my blog from. At the top of the list are my fellow U.S. crafters, followed by our crafting Canadian neighbors and United Kingdom crafters. Not too surprising I suppose, because Stampin' Up! has such a large presence in these countries. I'm very happy you look at my blog. Thanks.
Today I want to give a shout out to crafters who have visited my blog from Indonesia, Romania and Luxembourg...Hello! thanks for looking.
Yesterday was Scrapbook Page workshop. Here's this month's page. It can be for Valentine's day or other occasions when hearts are appropriate.

Click on the photos to see close-up details.

Products I used for this page:
12" x 12" Real Red card stock
Whisper White card stock
Brights Core'dinations- Melon Mambo card stock
Pink Pirouette card stock
various pink scraps for small hearts
Designer Series Paper stacks- Neutrals
Hello, Doily stamp set
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Hearts A Flutter stamp set and framelits die collection
White craft ink
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' ink pad
Sponge daubers
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Scalloped Ribbon Border punch

2/8/2014 is the last day for my weekly special, the Designer Series Paper sampler.

sample of papers included in sampler- actual papers may vary
Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is in full swing. Go check out what you can get for FREE!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Stampin' Up! Valentine

Here's another Valentine idea for you. Susie is sharing this today (well, she doesn't have a blog, so she asked me to share it for her!☺). This Valentine is created with the Stampin' Up! Circle card thinlet die accessory pieces. I haven't done much with the Circle card thinlet set yet, but I need to get it out and do some serious playing with it!
Here is a list of the supplies she used:
Basic Gray card stock #121044
Smoky Slate card stock #131202
Pink Pirouette card stock #111351
En Francais stamp Wood #128562, Clear #127790
Circle card thinlet die #133480
Small heart punch #117193
Silver Glimmer paper #124005
Rhinestone Basic Jewels  #119246
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' ink pad #126981

Click HERE to check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure
Sale-A-Bration is in full swing. There's FREE stuff...if you haven't gotten yours, what are you waiting for!?
I will send you a Designer Series Paper sampler with each $50.00 purchase this week (not including shipping and taxes). Offer ends Saturday, February 8, 2014.

representation- paper styles will vary

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crazy Mixed Up Love Valentine card

See what Susie and I made from Stampin' Up! Crazy Mixed-Up Love stamp set?! We made more Valentine cards!

We used the same Mojo Monday Sketch, and just did a couple things different. We had fun creating these cards.
Here's the list of supplies I used for the Blender card:
Whisper White card stock #100730
Midnight Muse card stock #126843
Real Red card stock #102482
Midnight Muse Stitched Satin ribbon #126847
Real Red Classic Stampin' ink #126949
Stampin' embossing powder- Cherry Cobbler #122949
Red Glimmer paper #121790
Stampin' sponge #101610
Oval Framelit collection dies #129381
small heart punch #117193
Crazy Mixed Up Love stamp set- Wood #131068, Clear #131071
Dimensionals #104430
Stampin' Heat tool #129053

Sale-A-Bration is HERE! When you order $50.00 of merchandise (not including shipping and taxes) from my Stampin' Up! store, you get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. I will also add to the fun this week (2/2/2014- 2/8/2014) by sending you a Designer Series Paper sampler with your $50.00 order.

representative sample- actual product may vary
This is a 12 piece 6" x 6" paper sampler.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Stampin' Up! Label Love stamps FMS121

Here's a Clean and Simple baby card. You know you are going to need one sooner or later! This card is made with Stampin' Up! Label Love  and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets, a couple of punches and some ribbon. What can be easier?!

I used this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. Check out the other submissions for this week's #FMS121 challenge.

Here's the list of items I used:
Basic White card stock
Soft Sky card stock #131203
I Am Me Designer Series Paper #130138
Gorgeous Grunge stamp set
Label Love stamp set
Pink Pirouette Taffeta ribbon #122981
Baker's Twine- Whisper White #124262
Glue dots #103683
Dimensionals #104430
Pearl Basic Jewels #119247
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' ink
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' ink
So Saffrom Classic Stampin' ink
Artisan Label punch #130920
1/2" circle punch #119869
1 3/8" circle punch #119860
7/8" scallop circle punch #129404
Very Vintage Designer Buttons #129327
1/4" circle punch

This week's special to celebrate Sale-A-Bration is a paper sample pack.

sample only, actual papers will vary
When you purchase $50.00 of merchandise from my online Stampin' Up! store (not including shipping and taxes) you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure AND I will send you a 12 piece DSP 6" x 6" paper pack! Hurry, this offer is only good for this week 2/2/2014- 2/8/2014. I will even send one sampler for EACH $50.00 merchandise purchase, so load up!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Teeny Tiny Wishes #PPA189

You may be making your Valentines today, but I am already thinking ahead to next month! Here's the first St. Pat's day card that I have created for this year. I made it for my entry to Pals Paper Arts Sketch challenge #189.


 Have you tried this tissue paper flower technique with your Big shot?
The tissue paper flower was created with the Stampin' Up! pansy punch and the Floral Frames Collection dies.
I folded tissue paper so that there were 8 layers then punched it out with the pansy punch. Then I folded the tissue into 8 layers and put it through the Big Shot with the 2nd from the smallest flower. Then I layered the 2 sets, punched a hole in the center, inserted a brad and scrunched the tissue layers.

Here's the list of supplies I used for this card:
Gumball Green card stock #126840
Whisper White card stock #100730
Garden Green card stock #102584
Designer Series Paper stack- Regals #130139
I Am Me Designer Series paper #130138
Garden Green Classic Stampin' ink #126973
Arrows embossing folder #132187
Decor Label Collection dies #130102
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch #119275
Circle card thinlits die #133480
Hearts Framelits die #125599
Floral Frames Collection dies #127012
Pansy punch #130698
Glimmer brad #121006
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set- Wood #128748, Clear #127802
Stampin' Sponge #101610