Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tea Shoppe Telescoping Card made with Labels Framelits

This is a card we made at Sale-a-Bration Stamp Camp last weekend.  We used the new Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and embossed the teacup on Concord Crush cardstock using VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  To cut out the three sections, we used the new Labels Framelits (gotta have these!) with Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White cardstock.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check back tomorrow for the video presentation of the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 2012 My Digital Studio Downloads

Here are all of the February 2012 My Digital Studio Downloads. You can get more details about each one at Stampin' Up's website here.

February 7th Downloads:

February 14th Downloads:

February 21st Downloads:

February 28th Downloads:

Also, don't forget about the FREE 30-Day Trial of My Digital Studio Express!  This offer is available until March 31st and you can get more information here.

Thanks for visiting and come back on March 1st to see a great video tutorial on a NEW PRODUCT Stampin' Up! is offering!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Here's my improved and updated FREQUENT SHOPPER REWARDS PROGRAM (for US shoppers only): My program rewards you with EITHER a FREE STAMP SET OR a FREE ACCESSORY; see the details in the flyer below. 

Click on the flyer to enlarge it and print it:
To thank all who shop with me, I offer this rewards program. I've seen other Frequent Shopper programs out there that offer only free stamp sets, so I thought I'd stir the pot and offer either a free stamp set or a free accessory!

You can print the worksheet above and start earning your FLOWERS today!  Remember, this special is offered by me personally, so you'll need to make sure to order with me by emailing me at or by selecting me as your Demonstrator when you shop Online and create a customer account HERE

Thanks for visiting and please contact me if you have any questions!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Stampin' Up! Treat Tube Tutorial


I called Stampin' Up! Demonstrator support and asked if I could post this on my blog and the representative luckily said yes!  This project was featured in our monthly demonstrator publication called Stampin' Success.  I LOVE how simple and cute this project is.  Just click on the link above and it will take you to the PDF file for you to download and print. 

Thanks for stopping by and have fun stamping today!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Apothecary Art Stamp Set with Labels Collection Framelits

This card showcases two coordinating products: the Apothecary Art stamp set and the Labels Collection Framelits Dies.  Both these products are new in the current Occasions Mini Catalog.  I also used these other new products from the Occasions mini catalog: Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, and Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper.  To finish off the card, I sprayed it with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and added some Pearls.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stampin Up SAB Video featuring a fresh look at Quilling

This Stampin Up video features a new perspective on Quilling. I love to watch Shannon West and I really LOVE the quilled star and card she made in this video!

Thanks for watching and don't forget you can order any of the products shown in the video ONLINE here, just be certain to choose me as your Demonstrator when you log into, or create, your ONLINE account this way you are certain to get "preferred pricing" and take advantage of my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program! And don't forget, if you order before March 31st, you also get Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES for every $50.00 product order!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration Video featuring Flirtatious Fabric

This Stampin Up video talks about how to die Baker's Twine and how to make the GORGEOUS fabric flower featured in the Sale-a-Bration Mini Catalog!

Also, FIRST BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!  I want to take a minute to thank a special reader, Rachel from Colorado, for all her support and kind comments over these past several months.  Rachel has consistently left me encouraging comments that have truly helped me.  I've got to be honest, without readers leaving comments, I feel like I'm talking to myself!  I really do appreciate knowing that people are out there and liking what I make!  Rachel, please email me at because I'd like to send you a list of goodies for you to choose one from!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Friday, February 17, 2012

SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP amd Fresh Vintage Stamp Set

I LOVE Sale-a-Bration; it's the one time of year we get those FREEBIES that help stretch our dollars!  This is one of the cards my Hostess Club members are going to make this month.  I really am LOVING the new Framelits Stampin Up is now offering; thy're easy to use and make a project look fantastic!  You can't see it well, but after I finished the card, I sprayed it with Champagne Mist Shimmer paint mixed with 70% Rubbing Alcohol for some extra shimmer!

Stamp Set:  SAB Fresh Vintage
Cardstock: SAB Everyday Enchantment, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, and Baja Breeze.
Ink: Crumb Cake pad (used for sponging), Markers: Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, and Lucky Limeade.
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Peach Parfait 1/2"  Poly ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Eyelet Border punch, Simply Scored tool, Stripes Embossing folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Pearls, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, and SNAIL.

To make the DSP pleated paper ribbon on the bottom of the card, I cut a strip of DSP measuring 1 1/2" x 12", then I used the Simply Scored tool to score it as follows: 3/4", 1", 1 3/4", 2", 2 3/4", 3", 3 3/4", etc...until I finished at 11 3/4" .  After I scored it, I punched one edge with the Eyelet Border punch. then folded at the score lines to get the pleated look.  I held it together, and applied it to the card, with Sticky Strip.

Have a great weekend and contact me if you live in Albuquerque and would like to join one of my Hostess Clubs or if you have any questions about today's project!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Easy Events Valentine's / Anniversary Card

Good morning all!  This is the card I gave my hubby for Valentine's Day.  We made this card at Convention last year and I loved that it could be used for an Anniversay, for a "Thinking of You", or any other "love" occasion.  This Easy Events stamp set is REALLY easy to color and it covers 8 different occasions; I LOVE it!   You can't see it well in the picture, but I added Dazzling Diamonds gliiter to the tree leaves too; gotta have some BLING!

Supplies Used;
Stamp Set: Easy Events
Ink: Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Naturals White, and Melon Mambo
Supplies: 1 3/4" circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Bakers Twine, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin Dimensionals (on every project I make!), 1 1/4" Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, and Aqua Painter.

Happy Wednesday and "talk" to you later!

Personal stuff: I got some bad news yesterday.  My mom got a new wheelchair and she fell out of it over the weekend.  We got X-Rays yesterday and she has a fracture in her leg.  I don't know what the doctor will suggest, but since she's paralyzed there's probably not too much they can do.  Mom's in a lot of pain, so thanks for any prayers you send her way!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day with Greeting Card Kids!

I made this adorable Valentine's ornament for my niece; she's as cute as the little girl in this stamp set!  I used the Greeting Card Kids stamp set and I stamped her in Black Stazon onto Shimmer White cardstock.  I used my Aqua Painter with Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Suede ink pads to color her.  I added a touch of BLING by applying Cherry Dazzling Details (glitter glue) to the heart and hair bow.

I cut her out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and distressed the edge of the circle a little.  I layered her onto a 2" Basic Black cardstock circle I cut out using my Circle Cutter, then layered that on top of a Daffodil Delight cardstock piece I cut using the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch.

The Real Red cardstock Rosette was die cut using the Big Shot and the NEW Designer Rosette XL Die.  I made the Rosette with 2 strips of Real Red cardstock measuring about 1 3/4" x 12"; I used the scallop edge of the die.  I backed the Rosette using Shimmer White cardstock and the NEW Paper Doily sizzlet die.  But before I adhered the red rosette to the doily, I added a ribbon loop using the Real Red Satin Ribbon.

Thanks for visiting and contact me if you have any questions.  Have a wonderful day with your favorite loved ones!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Matchbox Die Treat Holder

Added 2/11/12:  A couple of people emailed me asking what the inside of the matchbox looks like, so I'm adding this photo showing the back of the box and the wrapped candy.  Thanks for asking!

Happy Friday and welcome to my final Valentine's Day treat holder post; I hope you liked seeing these this week!  Next week I'll have a couple of cards to show you instead.  Today's holder is made using the Stampin Up XL Matchbox die.  It holds 4 Hershey Nuggets perfectly.  I die cut the box wrap using Real Red cardstock and the box was die cut using Basic Grey cardstock.  I decorated the sides and top of the box using Love Impressions Designer Paper (on the Clearance Rack).

To make the rosette on top of the box, I cut a piece of DSP to 1 1/2" x 12" then used Stampin Up's Simply Scored to score it at 1/4" intervals then ran it through the Lace Ribbon Border Punch shown above.  I accordian folded on the score lines and used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (which Stampin Up sells) to adhere it to a
2 3/8" Pink Pirouette Scallop Circle base.

I ran the box wrap through the Big Shot using the Finial Press Embossing Folder for some dimension. Then after adhering the box parts using Sticky Strip, I wrapped it with 1/4"  Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon and punched out a couple of hearts from Red Glimmer paper as accents and for BLING!

Thanks for visiting this week; I hope you enjoyed these CUTE and QUICK projects.  I LOVE the Big Shot dies and how much they help me get things done faster and easier!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day 1"x 8" Cello Bag Heart Treat

Hi again -  I know, this isn't made with a Stampin Up die, but I just thought it was CUTE and QUICK!  I put Tootsie Roll Midgees in 2 of the narrow cello baggies (1" x 8") and adhered them together in a way that would form a heart.  Then I wrapped the heart with Poppy Parade Poly Twill ribbon.  I just started wrapping, so I'm sorry I didn't measure how much ribbon I used.  These were easy to make with the Midgees because they made bending easy; I didn't try M&M's or jelly beans, but these should work great too.

Thanks again for visiting and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Holder from Scallop Envelop Die

Happy Wednesday all!  Here's another 1/2" treat holder box.  You can see from the photos above that it holds 2 snack sized candies or a package of chewing gum or 2 Ghirardelli chocolates - oh my the options are endless!  Buying candy to make these treat holders is making me gain weight!

The below photo shows how I cut the Scallop Envelop to create the box.  You'll need 2 pieces like that in the photo and just glue together at the 3 edges using Sticky Strip.  I die cut my 2 pieces from Melon Mambo cardstock.  I used the Sprinkled Expressions stamp set (Sale-a-Bration set) with Melon Mambo classic ink for the box decorations; with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the BLING of course!  Also, I ran the box front piece through the Big Shot with the Lots of Love Texture Plate and VersaMark ink (I love this look)!
So, thanks for visiting and come by tomorrow for another CUTE and QUICK treat holder idea!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Pillow Box decorated with Owl Punch

This week I'm featuring CUTE and QUICK Valentine's Day treat holders using Stampin Up Dies.  Today I used Stampin' Up's Pillow Box die and I decorated it with the Owl Punch (wings from the Bird Builder punch) and the scallop circle from the Perfect Pennants die.   I added wings to the owl because I wanted him to look really excited and happy for Valentine's Day!  For the owl's front, I used the Love Impressions Designer Paper that's currently for sale on the CLEARANCE RACK.  Don't forget that for every $50.00 of product you purchase (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!

Supplies: Real Red, whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Black cardstock.  1/4" red grosgrain ribbon and 1/8" red taffeta ribbon.  Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set with Real Red classic ink.  Cherry Dazzling Details glitter glue and Red Glimmer paper.

Thanks for visiting and contact me if you have any questions!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Treat Holder Week!

Happy Monday everyone!  This week I'm featuring all the Valentine's Day treat holders I've been making using different Stampin Up Big Shot dies.  I was on some kind of roll and just kept putting them together.  You can use these for Valentine's Day, Easter, or any occasion!

Here's the first one made with the Petite Pocket XL Die and the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit.  I used Real Red and Whisper White cardstock; the pocket holds a Kit Kat snack sized candy.  I ran the heart embosslit through the Big Shot twice and layed the first ones flat then creased the second ones and used Mini Glue Dots to adhere them over the first layer.  To finish it off, I added dots of Cherry Dazzling Details glitter glue to the embossed hearts.

For this second treat holder I used the Bitty Box XL die and the Scallop Hearts and Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.  I also used the large heart punch, the small heart punch, the Word Window punch, the 2 3/8" circle scallop punch, the 1 3/4" circle punch and the Owl punch.  The box was made with Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Red Glimmer paper.  The box holds 4 bite sized Snickers perfectly - yummy!
 You can't see it well in the photo, but I also decorated the Pink Pirouette box using the Lots of Love Texture Plate and VersaMark ink.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!  See you tomorrow with more V-Day goodies!