Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here is yet another card inspired by Cardscraps.  I did change it up a bit as I wanted one to offer one more Christmas design to my stamp camp ladies.  This particular card has no stamping on it.  Crazy, I know! 

Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Vellum Card Stock (101856)
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120902)
5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Clean and Simple Friend

I absolutely love the Two-Step Bird Punch.  I must confess, though, I do not use it enough.  This is another card from Cardscraps.  This is a great card for mass production.  It is super quick and easy to produce.
With All My Heart Stamp Set (Wood Mount - $17.95; Clear Mount - $13.95)
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock (102067)
Old Olive Card Stock (100702)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155)
Two-Step Bird Extra Large Punch (117191)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870)
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker (100058)
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079)

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Morning Without Coffee...

is like sleep!  I love this set.  I'm a tea drinker myself, but I know plenty of coffee drinkers.  I love that this set works well for either.  I got the project sheet for this card from Cardscraps.  They have a great resource section!
Morning Cup Stamp Set (Wood Mount - $21.95; Clear Mount -$16.95)
Poppy Parade Card Stock (119793)
So Saffron Card Stock (105118)
Baja Breeze Card Stock (111352)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117158)
Basic Black Classic Ink (101179)
Poppy Parade Classic Ink (119782)
So Saffron Classic Ink (105213)
Baja Breeze Classic Ink (111833)
Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335)
Blender Pens (102845)
5/8" So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired - 2009 Sale-a-Bration)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November Stamp Camp Projects

My Stamp Camp for November is scheduled for Sunday, November 21.  I am excited to share five projects with my girls.  We will do four cards and one bookmark.  Here is a picture of all five projects.  I will share a close-up as well as supply lists of each card over the next few days.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You've Been Boo'd

This year I wanted to do something fun for my neighbors for Halloween.  I've seen Boo boxes and bags all over the place so I thought I'd give it a go.  Nothing too fancy or over the top, but definitely cute! 
12x12 Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (119939)
Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
2-1/2" Circle Extra Large Punch (120906)
Two-Step Owl Extra Large Punch (118074)
Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die (114510)
Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120889)

Holiday Planner

I have seen these planners all over the web.  I got my instructions from Melissa Stout.  I was absolutely amazed at how easy this was to put together and yet it has such a WOW factor!  I can see me making a ton of these, and not just for Christmas!
Rather than having to untie and re-tie my ribbon every time I wanted to get into my planner, I attached the left side of my ribbon with Sticky Strip and wrapped the ribbon around to be held closed with a magnet. 

Christmas Cocoa Specialty Designer Series Paper (Retired - Holiday Mini 2009)
Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon (Retired)
Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (120903)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Soft Suede Card Stock (115318)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kimono Kids Pop Up Card

Here's another one of those fun pop up cards!  These are so easy to make.  I hope you give it a go!  From the first time I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it!  It took me awhile to actually get it and once I did it took even longer to ink it up!  I'm really happy with how it turned out.


Kimono Kids Stamp Set (Wood Mount - 117000; Clear Mount - 120498)
Tempting Turquoise Card Stock (102067)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Old Olive Card Stock (100702)
Tangerine Tango Card Stock (111349)
Watercolor Paper (105019)
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad (101179)
TemptingTurquoise Stampin' Write Marker (100058)
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079)
Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker (120974)
1 3/8" Circle Large Punch (119860)
2 1/2" Circle Punch Extra-Large Punch (120906)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
Decorative Label Extra-Large Punch (120907)
Word Window Large Punch (119857)
Tangerine Tango Ribbon (retired)

Party this Way Pop Up

Pop up cards are so much fun!  This one was inspired by Gilda Fellows at UStamp with Dawn and Friends.  I can't brag enough about the designers over at UStamp!  You can still sign up for any of the previous online classes as well as the current and upcoming classes.  Just visit Ustamp with Dawn and Friends and register today!  Enjoy the card.

Party This Way Stamp Set (Wood Mount - 118744; Clear Mount - 120609)
Word Play Stamp Set (Wood Mount - 120308; Clear Mount - 120651)
Pacific Point Card Stock (100702)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Old Olive Card Stock (100702)
Bashful Blue Card Stock (105120)
Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker (120968)
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079)
2 1/2" Circle Punch Extra-Large Punch (120906)
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874)
Scallop Trim Corner Punch (118870)
Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)
Bashful Blue Ribbon (retired)
Non-SU embossing folder

Friday, October 22, 2010

ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday

Stampin' Up! has a new promotion just in time for holiday creating!  Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging and Cherished gifts this holiday season! 

From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products-perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts-and all at 20% off! Click here for details!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morning Cup Slider Card

This fabulous card is an exact case of the card designed by Betty Traciak for UStamp Cards with Cool Moves 2010!  The only change I made was to complete the inside of the card.  Isn't it wonderful. 

The cup mounted on the black scallop circle actually slides out and reveals a message underneath.  I forgot to take a picture of that part!  I must admit, I was really intimidated by this card, but once I got started it was so easy!  I will be making a ton of these! 

Poppy Parade Card Stock (119793)
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock (119795)
Designer Series Paper Pack - In Color (Level 1 Hostess Set) (121028)
Jet Black Staz-On Ink Pad (101406)
Poppy Parade Stampin' Write Marker (119801/1 ea. of 5 colors)
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker (119801/1 ea. of 5 colors)
Morning Cup stamp set (Wood Mount - 116988; Clear Mount - 120489)
Word Window Large Punch (119857)
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275)
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (119854)
1-3/8" Circle Large Punch (119860)
Two-Step Owl Extra-Large Punch (118074)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

September Thank You Cards

I like to send a thank you card to each of my customers who place orders with me.  I cased September's cards from a video I saw on Chic 'n' Scratch's YouTube channel.  She is awesomely talented. 

This is not your traditional A2 card.  It is 4-1/4" x 4-1/4".  The great thing about this size card is you can still mail it in an A2 envelope! 

Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Marina Mist Card Stock (119682)
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad (119668)
Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119965)
Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117152)
Daffodil Delight Card Stock (119683)
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad (119667)
Daffodil Delight 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119766)
Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117155)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874)
Elegant Thank You individual stamp  (114484)

* I cut the 2" Whisper White circle with a non-Stampin' Up! cutting system.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just Jawing Birthday

My daughter had a birthday party to go to last weekend and I just had to pull out the retired Just Jawing stamp set.  I was so sad to see it go.  It is one of my go-to stamp sets for pre-teen girl cards.  It is just so much fun. 

This was a really quick card to put together.  It is very basic and just has layers.  To create the eyes, I used heat and stick powder along with some red glitter I had in my stash.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giant Nugget Box

My fourth and final project for my October Stamp Camp is one I've shown before.  I found the instructions for this giant nugget box on Becky Roberts' blog.  She is one amazingly talented lady!  I decided to use the Delightful Decorations stamp set this time since we're coming up on Christmas.  I stuck with the retired Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper for a more non-traditional Christmas color scheme.
This was a special request from one of my girls.  I sure hope they like it.  I think they're going to be surprised how easily it comes together!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Here is the third project for my October Stamp Camp.  The new Candy Wrapper die in the Holiday Mini is my absolute favorite go-to die for a quick treat wrapper.  Is is so easy to use and only takes half a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock.  And it is so versatile!  You can use it for any occasion, from Halloween (as I used it here) to Christmas to birthday parties to wedding favors and the list goes on! 

On this particular candy wrapper I chose Pumpkin Pie card stock which I cut with my Big Shot and folded using the score lines from the die as my guide.  I then ran the card stock through my Big Shot with my Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Then I took one of our Stampin' Sponges and Basic Black Classic Ink and lightly rubbed it over the raised embossed image.  I stamped the Spooky sentiment from the Wicked Cool stamp set onto Whisper White and cut it out with the Large Oval Punch, which I then layered on a piece of Basic Black card stock punched with the Scalloped Oval Punch.  I finished the candy wrapper off by tying the ends off with the Raven 1/2" Lace Trim. 

Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (105117)
Basic Black 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (121045)
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad (101179)
Wicked Cool stamp set (Wood Mount - 118738; Clear Mount - 120600)
Candy Wrapper Bigs L Die (120890)
Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (120889)
Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch (119856)
1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (119855)
Raven 1/2" Lace Trim (120988)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New My Digital Studio Downloads Available!!

A whole bunch of new kits were released today for the My Digital Studio software!

This first, called the Autumn Spice Digital Kit (Item 122175), contains TWO stamp sets (Day of Gratitude and French Foliage) plus coordinating designer series papers - love it!  All this for only $9.95 which is a steal!

This next one is the "Candy Cane Lane Photocard Kit" (Item 122177) which contains four designer series paper patterns and the new "A Cute Christmas" stamp set, as well as embellishments (3 pcs.) and a 7" x 5" designer greeting card template.  It's only $3.95!!!
Next is the Celebrations Digital Kit download (Item 123728).  This is a great kit for kids' themed birthday cards, scrapbook pages, party favors, etcetera!  It's also $9.95 and comes with 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, the Celebrations stamp brush set, Celebrations Pennants stamp brush set, embellishments (17 pcs.), one 7" x 5" designer greeting card template and one 4.25" x 5.5" designer greeting card template as well as one designer template consisting of two 12" x 12" pages! 
Next is the "Deck the Halls Photocard Kit" (Item 122176) which contains four Designer Series Paper patterns, Bells & Boughs Stamp Brush set,  Christmas Collage Stamp Brush set, Christmas Postcard Stamp Brush set, and 7" x 5" designer greeting card template. I love the vintage look!  The kit is $3.95 and is shown here:
This next kit is the Nite Owl kit (Item 122174) and it is $7.95.  It includes  everything you need to create a cauldron full of eerie Halloween projects! Set includes 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, Spooky Things Stamp Brush set (5 pcs), and an 8" x 8" designer template.
Also available today is a 3/16" Brad Add-On Pack (Item 122166) for only $.95!!!  This is a set of fifteen color-drenched brads provide the perfect finishing touch for your autumn projects. Together with the brads already included in your My Digital Studio software, this Brad Add-On Pack rounds out the offering for the Brights, Neutrals, and Regals Collections (but not the In Color Collection) . Colors are: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake, Pewter, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Brass, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, and Pink Pirouette.
If you would like to purchase any of these digital items for My Digital Studio please visit My Online Store.  Please note that these items can be downloaded immediately on to your computer - no waiting. Plus!!!  You don't pay any shipping fees at all!  Also, My Digital Studio Downloads can be added to an online order to qualify for benefits!  I appreciate your business!

Pencil Holder

This pencil holder is really easy to make!  All you need is your favorite Designer Series Paper, some ribbon, some Jumbo Eyelets and some Sticky Strip along with a container.  I got the idea for this one from a session of UStamp. 
How fun is that!  I can't wait to see the girls' reaction to how simple it is to create this project!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Designer Series Paper Gift Bag

My October Stamp Camp is going to be all about 3-D items.  I will share the projects over the next few days.  Today's project is a gift bag made with Designer Series Paper.  I am using retired DSP here as well as Chocolate Chip card stock and some retired Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.  These are super easy to make and can be made in many different sizes!  The girls are sure to love this one. 

Stay tuned for the next project! 

Blog Candy Winner

I'm sad to say that I didn't reach my birthday goal of 100 followers AND 1,200 blog visits.  However, I did have over 1,200 visits so I am going to give away a birthday-themed stamp set to one lucky winner.  I had four comments on my blog candy post and went to to choose the winner.  The winning comment was comment 4:
Darlean Fitzgerald said...
Happy Birthday....and many more!
Thanks for the birthday wishes Darlean and congratulations! Email me with your snail mail address and I will get your stamp set out to you right away.

I am still waiting for my 100th follower and once that person appears I will put all my followers into a drawing for the blog candy offered on my birthday. You never know when you might get a surprise gift! Send your friends over. The sooner I have more followers, the sooner one of you lucky folks will get my blog candy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

A New Winner ...

Since I did not hear back from Barbra in time, I had to draw a new winner.  The generator picked 22 ...

PinkPunkPrincess said...

New follower here!

I look forward to seeing what other creative things you come up with!

-Melissa Buss
October 5, 2010 1:09 AM
Congratulations Melissa!  I have your email address, so you should get your invitation in the mail your inbox on November 12.  If you do not receive it, please contact me.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

And the Winner of the Free UStamp Pass Is ...

By Barbra :

Oh pleeeeez let it be me.

I used to pick the winner and got Comment No. 32.  Congratulations Barbra!! 

Email me with your contact details ASAP at jradcock1 at yahoo dot com. 

Thanks to all who participated!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stampin' Up Clearance Rack Blitz!!! Save Up To 80%

Oh my gosh - you better run, don't walk! Get a head start on your Holiday Shopping!

THIS JUST IN FROM STAMPIN' UP! HOME OFFICE:  As you may know, the Clearance Rack is a great place to discover discontinued Stampin’ Up! merchandise for fantastic prices. Now, from October 5–18, we’re adding over 200 more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to help us make room for new products!

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
  • Orders for Clearance Rack items can only be placed through the my Online Store.  (Just click on Products at the top of the page and Shop Now!)
    Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards. .
  • While the Blitz will last from October 5–18, some items, depending on availability, may be made available in the Clearance Rack in the future.
  • All discontinued items are available only while supplies last.
  • All sales of discontinued items are final.
From ink pads and punches, buttons and brads, chipboard and clips, ribbons and rub-ons, tins and treat boxes, and more - you'll find great deals galore!

Come see all the new items in the Clearance Rack. Remember...these are all discontinued items and are only available in my Online Store!

Please Note: You can purchase current merchandise along with your Clearance Rack purchases too!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Win a FREE Pass to the Next Round of UStamp - Get a Jump on Your Jingle!

It's time to Get A Jump On Your Jingle!! The 2010 Holiday Papercrafting UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Early Bird Registration is now open!!  Register today for the low price of $19.99.  The price goes up to $24.99 beginning October 15. 

The Holiday season will be here before we know it and how SPECTACULAR it will be for YOU to have FABULOUS Holiday Projects completed with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the wonders of the season!! Get A Jump On Your Jingle will give you all the inspiration you will need to help you create all your papercrafting gifts, Stamping classes and camps and make your celebrations extra extra special.

No need to stress over the hustle and bustle of trying to create last minute Holiday Gifts...Get A Jump On Your Jingle and sit back an relax when the Holidays arrive!! This is going to be a magical holiday event that you do NOT want to miss!! All the Designer's have already been hard at work in their papercrafting workshops...designing, cutting, inking, coloring, adhering, folding, tying, layering, primping, sparkling, packaging and of course mixing in LOTS of LOVE & JINGLE in all their super fantastic projects for US!!

The Holidays are Dawn's favorite time of year I am super duper excited to announce she will be spreading lots of holiday cheer by giving away even MORE prizes during our Holiday event!! Dawn loves giving away prizes and I know you all like winning prizes, so it looks like that works nicely for everyone!!

Color Combo's ROCK...Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! Well, for the Holiday event we will still include the Color Combo with each project however, we will need to tweak it just a little bit and allow for a few overlaps. 40 Different color combos is just impossible for the Holiday Theme. No worries tho!! The Designers are thinking "outside the color combo box" to come up with some extraordinary color combos...just not 40 different ones. I know you will agree that 40 projects with 40 coordinating cards & envelopes in 20 days, with NO REPEATS including with PDFs, will definitely help you Get A Jump On Your Jingle!!

If you would like a chance to win A FREE PASS, please leave a comment on THIS POST and become a follower of my blog.  If you are already a follower, you just need to leave a comment.  I will draw a winner on Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. Central Standard Time.  Spread the word! 
ALSO, don't forget to leave a comment on my previous post for my Birthday Blog Candy.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's My Birthday!!! Do You Want Some Candy?

So, in honor of my 40th birthday, I thought I'd share a birthday card.  My son went to a party on Saturday for one of his girl friends who is not girly at all.  I didn't want to make her a girly card, but I also didn't want it to be too boyish.  I got out my Celebrations Designer Series Paper as well as my Party This Way and Word Play stamp sets then rifled through my saved sketches from Mojo Monday.  I found the perfect sketch in Mojo Monday Week 150 Sketch from August 2, 2010.  I am really pleased with how this card turned out!

Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Real Red Card Stock (102482)
Pacific Point Card Stock (111350)
Celebrations Designer Series Paper (117164)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (103133)
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad (111837)
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (102277)
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker (120968)
Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109054)
Brights Brads (119740)
Party This Way stamp set (Wood Mount - 118744; Clear Mount - 120609)
Word Play stamp set (Wood Mount - 120308; Clear Mount - 120651)
Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882)
1-3/4" Circle Extra-Large Punch (119850)
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large Punch (118874)
Non-Stampin' Up! corner rounder


My birthday wish is to reach 100 followers and have at least 1,200 hits on my blog.  If I hit these numbers by Friday, October 8, then I will give one lucky winner a small prize pack to include a Scrapbook Kit in a Stack, some Wild Wasabi card stock from a previous Stampin' Up! promotion, a package of Felt Fashions, a package of foam pop up adhesive and a birthday themed stamp set. 

Help me reach my birthday goal!  Send someone to my blog and then leave me a comment on THIS post with their name.  Once they become a follower, have them leave a comment that you sent them.  You will both be entered to win the blog candy!  It's that simple.  Thank you all for your support!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Evan's Definitely Decorative Door

Yesterday, I shared Brooke's door decor with you.  Today, I will share Evan's.  Now, being that he is ALL boy and very much into sports, we had to go for the Sporty Skater (116110) look!  This piece measures 10-3/8" x 15-7/8".  It is absolutely awesome in real life.  The letters for his name are retired, however, you can create your own using your Big Shot (113439) and Stampin' Up!'s new Decor Elements Sheets (Page 205 of the Idea Book & Catalog) and any one of our Bigz Alphabet Dies (Page 207).  As with Brooke's room, we will be making some additions to Evan's walls and I will share those as they are finished.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Brooke's Definitely Decorative Door

It took me awhile, but I finally ordered some of our fabulous Definitely Decorative wall decor.  My kids' bedroom doors were very blah so I decided to dress them up a bit.  Today I'm going to share Brooke's door with you.  We will be adding some art to her bedroom walls shortly and I will share that when it's done.  In the meantime ...

For Brooke's door we chose the large Scary Skull (121796) set.  It comes with five pieces; the skull, the "keep out", a "star" face, an "oval" face and a "heart" face.  Obviously, Brooke chose to use the stars for her skull's eyes.  This is available in the Black/Rose Red or Black/White color combos.  There are three sizes to choose from; small (skull 6" x 5-1/4"), medium (skull 9-7/8" x 8-3/4") and large (skull 14-3/4" x 13").  These are really easy to put up, too!