Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Jalyn !

We have another birthday, this time is my niece Jalyn's 6th birthday!   She is in to everything Karate, softball and she is a girly girl that loves to shop and loves pink and animal prints and she is gorgeous.

I decided on a cupcake card for her.  My inspiration came from the Stampin' UP! catalog page 48.  I pulled two ideas together and came up with this card.  I liked the circle on the box with the cupcake on it.  I liked a strip of paper down the center but changed colors; then I pulled the flags from the card at the top and I love the circle punches so added that and of course since Jalyn loves bling I added rhinestones on the cupcake and dazzling diamonds glitter and that little bit of ribbon behind it all.  I confess here I used retired dsp paper for the circle. :(  I rarely do that but the color was perfect.  Thanks for looking!

Create a Cupcake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Price: $16.95
Cupcake Punch - by Stampin' Up! 
 Cupcake Punch

Price: $16.95

Melon Mambo 1/2 Inch Scallop Dots Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Price: $7.95

1/2 Inch Circle Punch - by Stampin' Up!

     Price: $5.95
Cardstock- Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Ink- Melon Mambo

You only have a couple days left... the
FREE RIBBON OFFER from Stampin' Up!
ends Sunday, Sept. 30 at midnight MT! For every $40 you purchase.



#126848 - Gumball Green
 #126847 - Midnight Muse
#126844 - Primrose Petals 
#126845 - Raspberry Ripple
#126846 - Summer Starfruit


Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Dawson!

Today is my nephew Dawson's 9th birthday and he loves baseball and he is on the Braves baseball team.  I wanted to make his birthday special, and this is what I came up with.

For the clouds I punched out a scallop circle and sponged around it with Bashful Blue and just kept moving the punch around.  Love the look!  For the hat I used 3 large (Night of Navy) oval punches and layered them and cut the bottoms off and hand cut the brim and glued them all together and added a (Real Red) brad. I did use a B (Real Red) from the retired Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dies. The baseball was from a (Whisper White) 2 1/2 circle and I cut two; one to trace around to make the stitching on the ball and then free hand the stitches.  Happy Birthday was from Teeny Tiny Wishes set and window punch and modern label punch.

Happy Stamping!  Blessings!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wedding Shower Card

Today I went to a friend's wedding shower and this is the card I made for her.  I love that is looks like a wedding dress.  I used her wedding colors for the accents (orange and purple) Calypso Coral and Elegant Eggplant. I used the Boho Blossoms punch for the flowers and a Calypso Coral Brad in the center.  As far as the dress just cut on a curve to the waist on the top piece of your folded whisper white card stock.  I found a dress similiar to this on our Stampin Connection site for demos only.  I love that we get great ideas on there.

Supplies used:

Boho Blossoms Punch

Price: $16.95
Elegant Eggplant 1/2 Inch Scallop Dots Ribbon - by Stampin' Up!
Elegant Eggplant 1/2 Inch Scallop Dots Ribbon   

 Price: $7.95
Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads - by Stampin' Up!

Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads
Price: $7.95

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up! 
Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Price: $7.95

Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder    
Price: $7.95 


Inside view- The white heart is hiding the brad on the inside and the saying (The Best Love Story is the one you write yourself) is from One in a million. The flourish is from Tiny Tags

Supplies used:
One in a Million Clear-Mount Stamp Set
One In A Million Clear-Mount Stamp Set    
Price: $18.95

Tiny Tags Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
   Tiny Tags    
Price: $22.95

Envelope- I used the Chamomile Wheel and Itty Bitty Shaped punches

Supplies used:
Chamomile Standard Stampin' Around Wheel
Chamomile Standard Stampin' Around Wheel   
Price: $6.50

Punch Pack - by Stampin' Up!
 Punch Pack    
Price: $16.95

I am trying something new by putting the supplies used on the post.  How do you like it or is it too much. Please send me a comment.
Thanks for stopping by.  Blessings!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Class- Tuesday 9/18/12

What a fun class, you have seen canning jars all over the place for gifts, food containers and all over Pinterest.  This is a class you will want to take.  You will make a "For You" card, a Recipe card holder with recipe cards plus the really cute jar tag for gifts.  You still have time to sign up for this class email me to reserve your spot.  This would be a great idea for holiday gift giving just change your colors to suit your kitchen decor' etc.  Class fee $15.00

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Team Meeting and NC State Fair Stamping Entries

Sunday I had my team meeting and we had so much fun. We meet every other month and we chat about business tips and share what we are doing that is working and today we also did a shoebox swap. We always enjoy getting together and sharing new ideas.  Contact me if you would like to join my team for only $99.00.  Here are some of the shoebox swaps we made.

 Deb Dodd

 Karel Standish

Pat Stockton

Sue Root

North Carolina State Fair

The North Carolina State Fair is only a month away: October 11 - 21!
Look under Handicrafts and Hobbies page 229 and 230 in the Premium Book
Check out this link to register on line for NC Residents only: Click Here
You can enter your craft project ideas and win cash prizes!
1. Choose your entry Theme: Scrapbooking, Rubber Stamping
2. Choose your entry Category:

Scrapbooking: Heritage, Baby/Kids, Travel/Vacation, Wedding/Anniversary, Celebrations, Holidays, Tribute/Military, Pets and Digital Limit of 2 entries (1-one page or 1-two page) per person. All pages must be in page protectors.
Rubber stamping: Cards - Holidays; Cards - Layered; Cards - Embellishments; Cards - Special Folds; Cards - Techniques; Miscellaneous (boxes, books, gift wrap, bags, etc); Jewelry - stamped only Limit 3 entries(Entires must be in clear envelopes for protection)
3. Choose your Entry Group: P - Professionals, N - Non-Professional Hobbyist, C - 9 years and under; Y - ages 10 - 17
4. Meet the Entry Deadlines:
a. Entry forms must be received on Friday, September 20th by 5:00 pm
b. Entries must be at the fair by Sunday, October 7 by 5:00 pm
c. Mailed exhibits must be received by Saturday, October 6
d. Entries must be picked up from the Fair (Handicrafts and Hobbies Building) on Monday, October 22 by 6:00 pm.

This is your time to shine so start creating your entries this week and be ready to submit them to the: Handicrafts & Hobbies Building, State Fairgrounds. (don't forget to register them on line first by the deadline) I will be looking for your entry when I go to the State Fair this year.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I love working for one of the most generous companies out there, especially when I get to share their generosity!   Check it out:  Stampin' Up! is donating all of their remaining My Digital Studio software discs to schools!  For FREE!

What could teachers use MDS for?
•Create bulletin board décor
•Make certificates and awards for student achievement
•Make birthday cards for students
•Create parent flyers or newsletters
•Create a photobook of a special class activity, or an overview of the whole year
•Really?  Do you need me to list all the reasons, or do you get the idea?
If your school is chosen (and local to me), I'll even come into the school and do a quick demo!

Here's how to get the free software for your school:
•Any school in your area can get copies of the program for free. Just fill out THIS FORM and e-mail it to with "My Digital Studio Donation Request" in the subject line.
•Note that if a school has already received a donation from Stampin' Up! and has exceeded the amount of donations that we allow in a given time period they will not be able to participate.
•Donations will be met on a first come first serve basis while supplies last.
•Stampin' Up! will follow-up with the schools to see how they are using the software and may contact them for stories about the usage.
•This offer is only available in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Please feel free to share this offer with other teachers/schools, and give them my contact info for help once they receive their programs! 

 Thanks for stopping by!