Monday, October 29, 2012

Lovely as a Tree

This stamp set is great for all kinds of cards, for all kinds of sentiments, for just about any season!  Did you know it is one of the top all time selling stamp sets?  It has to be because it is so versatile!  But, as I already mentioned, fall is my favorite season -so this card shows how great the set looks in the fall.  This card is a swap I received.  I love that she color the tree by using two different pads.  Great idea!  This card was made by the talented Tammy Johnson.

Lovely as a Tree
115026 Wood Mount - $23.76 (Regularly $27.95)
127793 Clear Mount - $16.96 (Regularly $19.95)

Pleasant Poppies

This is such a simple elegant card.  I sometimes forget that a card can still be so pretty, without a bunch of the "foof" that I always reach for.  This card, and a few others will be a part of a new Cards on the Go kits I'll be promoting starting in the next couple months.  I'm excited to tell you more about it - so be sure to check back later for more details!

Pleasant Poppies 
126480 Wood Mount $15.26 (Regularly $17.95)
129499 Clear Mount $11.86 (Regularly $13.95)

Make a Cake

This card is made using items from the Patio Party Product Suite featured on pages 42 & 43 of the Idea Book.  This is by far my favorite suite in the book!  (Maybe because as a demonstrator, I was able to earn most of the suite for free!!)  This is another swap that I received, made by one of my uplines - Julie Gunhus.   

Make a Cake
126740 Wood Mount - $12.71 (Regularly $14.95)
126742 Clear Mount - $10.116 (Regularly $11.95)

The Open Sea

This is a card I received as a swap during Stampin' Up! Regionals in Tacoma, Washington.  I didn't really feel connected with this set before - but I ordered it within days of receiving this card.  I really enjoy all the colors used here.  This card was made by Candee Smith.

The Open Sea
123030 Wood Mount - $22.91 (Regularly $26.95)
123032 Clear Mount - $16.11 (Regularly $18.95)

You're Amazing

This card was one of the many fun make and takes we were able to do for attending convention this year.  I can't pick any one favorite thing about this card - I just love the whole thing!

You're Amazing 
126720 Wood Mount $26.31 (Regularly $30.95)
126722 Clear Mount $19.51 (Regularly $22.95)

Bells & Boughs

While I was contemplating ideas for convention swaps - a friend helped me design this elegant shaped card.  I love the way the Very Vanilla heels and toes look on the embossed Very Vanilla stocking.  My friend Shannon Edwards put together the poinsettia for me, using the Blossom Petals Builder Punch, and the Boho Blossoms Punch.  This card only shows the greeting from the Bells & Boughs set, but believe me - there are many other beautiful stamps included in this set!

Bells & Boughs 
120831 Wood Mount - $16.96 (Regularly $19.95)
121142 Clear Mount - $12.71 (Regularly $14.95)

Perfectly Preserved

I accidentally took a three hour break - sorry!  How is your day going?  Everything here is in a bit of turmoil as we recover from our room swaps that we did over the weekend.  I am hoping to get pictures up of my new crafting space sometime this week.  I hope you are all taking advantage of this great sale today!  I want so many stamps - I'm having trouble deciding what to get.  What kinds of stamps are you ordering today?  This is one of the adorable sets available in the Holiday Catalog.  Canning jars are so trendy and popular right now, I'm glad SU came out with a stamp set, with coordinating framelits.  I received this card as a swap, it was made by Jacque Alvernaz.

Perfectly Preserved
126690 - Wood Mount - $24.61 (Regularly $28.95)
126692 Clear Mount - $17.81 (Regularly $20.95)


Wonderfall is this year's "it" fall set.  There are such great, trendy designs on the leaves - and the matching Bigz die makes it so easy to use!  (Autumn Accents Bigz Die $21.95, 127812)  I made this card for a swap I participated in a few weeks ago.

128084 Wood Mount - $21.21 (Regularly $25.95)
128087 Clear Mount - $16.11 (Regularly $18.95)

Apothecary Art

Apothecary Art is such a versatile set!  I also love that it coordinates perfectly with our Labels Collections Framelits (125598 $26.95)  I made this box using both, and one of my favorite colors... Cherry Cobbler!

Apothecary Art
125525 Wood Mount - $29.71 (Regularly $34.95)
125527 Clear Mount - $23.76 (Regularly $27.95)

Watercolor Winter

This beautiful card was a swap at Convention in Salt Lake City this past July.  This sweet, sweet woman gave me one of her cards, even though I wasn't swapping, simply because I loved her card.  & I do love this card.  I love the colors, the shimmer paper, the stamp set.... everything!

Watercolor Winter
129724 Wood Mount $22.06 (Regularly $25.95)
129727 Clear Mount $16.11 (Regularly $18.95)

Snowflake Soiree

This is one of the prettiest snowflake stamp sets I've ever seen.  I can't wait to get my hands on it!!    On this card, I really like the hand cut greeting.  This card was made by Cindy Starns.

Snowflake Soiree
127922 - Wood Mount $25.46 (Regularly $29.95)
127925 - Clear Mount $18.66 (Regularly $21.95)

Stippled Blossoms

I am lucky to know quite a few ladies who are really talented artists!  My next few posts will be some swaps I have received recently.  This Stippled Blossoms set is on my wish list, I'm such a sucker for flowers!  I love that the card is cute, simple, and CASE'd from the Idea Book.  Often we spend so much time stressing over our design - when there is a whole book full of them right there!  This card was made by my friend Cristena Bagne.

Stippled Blossoms
126745 - $22.91 (Regularly $26.95)
126747 - $16.11 (Regularly $18.95)

French Foliage

This is one of my favorite sets of all time!  (& that is saying something!!)  French Foliage is a set of six wonderful fall stamps.

French Foliage
120845 - Wood Mount $16.96 (Regularly $19.95)
121166 - Clear Mount $12.71 (Regularly $14.95)

Wicked Cool

This is our first three dimensional project of the day.  I made this milk carton using Stampin' Up's Mini Milk Carton Bigz L die(117310, $32.95) for my Sizzix Big Shot.  These are fun little boxes for all those little Halloween treats!  The Wicked Cool stamp set comes with 7 spooky stamps.

Wicked Cool
118738 - Wood Mount $16.96 (Regularly $19.95)
120600 - Clear Mount $12.71(Regularly $14.95)

Day of Gratitude

A day featuring some of my favorite sets wouldn't be complete without a Day of Gratitude card!  This card is also from my October stamp camp.  My favorite season of the year is fall, so I am always drawn to the fall/Thanksgiving kinds of sets.  This set is perfect for showing thanks during this season.
Day of Gratitude

120835 - Wood Mount - $22.91 (Regularly $26.95)
121148 - Clear Mount - $16.11 (Regularly $18.95)

Affection Collection

This hour I am choosing to showcase Affection Collection.  I received this stamp set for attending convention - and initially, I wasn't thrilled with it.  But - oh boy - let me tell you, it has grown on me!  My favorite thing about this stamp set is it's natural layering tendencies.  I really love that this card uses three of the five newer In Colors, Primrose Petal, Midnight Muse, and Summer Starfruit.  We did this card at a stamp camp a couple weeks ago.

127946 Wood Mount - $25.46 (Regularly $29.95)
127949 Clear Mount - $18.66 (Regularly $21.95)

Daydream Medallions

This hour I am choosing to showcase the Daydream Medallions Stamp Set.  It is a gorgeous set, that can be used for so many different things!  It also coordinates with our Floral Frame Framelits.  Here I have shown you two love note cards.  These are great for quick, short notes.  

126465 Wood Mount $31.41 (Regularly $36.95)
126467 Clear Mount $22.91 (Regularly $26.95)

Christmas Lodge Card

Today is a big day in the world of Stampin' Up!!!  For one day only, you can order almost any stamp at a 15% discount!  Every hour today, I will be featuring some of my favorite sets.  First up, Christmas Lodge.  This is a beautiful Christmas set that includes six stamps.


123767  Wood Mount $28.86 (regularly $33.95)
123769  Clear Mount $22.06 (regularly $25.95)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Upline Meeting Make and Take

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sprinkling Happiness

Hello everyone!  We have all successfully made it halfway through the week!  Who's ready for the weekend?? (Me!!)  I participated in a demonstartor challenge with Stampin' Up! a few months ago, and was able to earn this gnome stamp set for free.  (One of the many fabulous perks of being a demo!!)  I was happy to be earning something out of the Occasions Mini, but wasn't really feeling the gnomes....

Until I started playing with them.  They are so cute, and fun to work with.  This card is one we did as a make and take for my customer appreciation party.  With the exception of her red nose, I think it is adorable.  

I will have a few more Gnome Sweet Gnome examples to show later this week.  I especially love the valentine that I'll be posting on Friday.  :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Take it to Heart

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope the new year is treating you all well.  We've been so busy that we have hardly had time to appreciate it here at my house.  Since the first, I have had a customer appreciation party, & my son turned 11. (complete with an army-spy themed birthday party)  Now I am prepping for a 12 hour crop that I am co-hosting this weekend with two dear friends of mine.  The theme for the crop is Winter Wonderland.  If you are local to the king/pierce county area and are interested in attending - email me and I'll get you a registration form.  Next week I'll feature all of the goodies I've made for the crop.

This card was a make and take at my customer appreciation party.  My customers were excited to get their hands on things from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  We used Take it to Heart, PS I Love You, the Hearts Framelits, and Pool Party Seam Binding - all brand new products available in the mini catalog.  

My greeting was accidentally stamped upside down - and I didn't notice until a customer pointed it out. (After I had taken this picture.)  I suppose this is the price I pay for always rushing through things.  Oh well, at least the design is done - and as many of you know, that is 3/4 of the battle.  

 I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year everyone!!

Hello everyone!  Happy new year!  How are you?  I have missed you all so!  But, as I'm sure you can relate - the holidays took over my life.  Since my last post, we have done three thanksgivings, four family birthdays (including mine (:  ), five christmas celebrations, six craft bazaars, and a few holiday parties.  Mix that all in with last minute prepping and shopping - and you get chaos.  This year, I will be more prepared.  (Don't we all say that??)

The Occasions mini catalog starts on Wednesday, and I have to say - I'm just loving it!  There are so many fabulous products in there, especially for the big shot.  The biggest surprise for me was the framelits.  They come in a label shape, and a heart shape - and I just love them both.

Today's card features the label framelits, and the Rue Des Fluers stamp set.  I love the vintage feel it has.  Please be sure to let me know what you think!