Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Friday! I have been seeing these cards popping up, and thought I would try it out. I used the tutorial on Frenchie Martin's website:
She makes is so simple. I found with the Whisper white card stock it wasn't as hard to punch two pieces of paper together. When I work on a tutorial sample for the first time I tend to use supplies that are retired.

Items used:

Stamp set: You're Lovely
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral (retired), So Saffron
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two (retired)
Ink: Island Indigo
Other: Boho Blossms punch, Scallop tag topper, Early Espresso Grosgrain ribbon (retired), 1/2 pearls, snail, glue dots.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Borderline Buddies Hey There

Hey everyone its that time of the week again and this week Susan challenged us to use a stamp from the very first Paper Pumpkin kit that we got for FREE at Leadership January 2013. Wow has it been just over a year since we first met Susan? I seriously cannot wait till the next time we can meet up. Ok so I did work the challenge I do apolgize as I had to rip my card apart and I'm hoping you cannot see the crease marks I created by doing that. Susan has her challenge project posted here

I had to put the card down flat to take the picture as it was overexposing when I would snap the pictue. I cased this idea from Mary Fish and you can go to her website to see it. Mary Fish is one of the top 10 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US (more like top 5).

I do have to say when Susan told me what the challenge was I was like "oh" you want to use that do you? I even think she felt that when we Facebook messaged me the challenge. I think this did turn out rather well. In hindsight I would have placed the washi tape more center than that it ended up to be.

If you are wanting to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! has extended the FREE in-color marker deal. This deal won't be here for much longer (March 31 2014) If you would like to subscribe here is my link: I haven't opened up my February package yet, but I do know that they have changed up the stamps from rubber ones to Photopolymer. 

Items used:

Stamp set: Hey There (MPP) kit January 2013
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Gold
Extras: Gold Washi tape, Gold Bakers Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Snail and Dimensionals.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Stampin' Up! See ya later Birthday card

Here is the sample I made of the other 12 birthday cards I made this past week. This card uses the Chalkboard technique. It really is very simple way to stamp. All you require is: Black cardstock, white ink, stamp, and sponge. Now some heat emboss the stamped images and some just stamp it and sponge over (which is what I did)

Items Used:

Stamp set: See ya Later (Sale-a-bration) Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Whisper White Craft ink
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints stack, Polka-dot Parade, 2013-15 Incolor DSP
Extras: Banner Punch (SAB), Rhinestones, Snail, Dimentionals, Sponge, Corner rounder punch (or the Envelope Punch Board).

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet DSP Birthday Cards

Hi everyone. It's another week and I have a lot of neat stuff to post for you. I belong to a lot of different swapping groups. I spent a day making about 18 Birthday cards. These are part of the first six that I made. These were cased however I lost my page where I found these from. I did change some of it up, the right card has on it ribbon from last years Sale-a-bration free items, and both have buttons on it from that same package. I also beleive the tag is different as well.

Items used:

Stamp Set: Polka-dot Pieces, Perfect Pennants
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantalope
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Sorbet 
Ink: Black Stazon, Summer Starfruit and Crisp Cantalope
Extras: Corner rounder punch (or you can use the punch on the Envelope punch board which is what I used) Large butterfly punch, Scallop tag topper punch, (2013) SAB FREE embellishment pack this is retired however I did recently see it on the Clearance rack, Boho blossom punch, 1/2 pearls, Pistachio Pudding 3/8 inch strech ribbon, Dimensionals and Snail

Thank you for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Stampin' Up! From the heart Thank you card

My other BFF Jackie who I met in Jr. High School, someone who I lived with when the going to tough, sent my daughter a HUGE box of stuff, kinda a late Christmas/Valentine's/Birthday box of neat stuff. I did case this one from
Jackie if your looking, this card will be in the mail shortly with your cancelled stamps. Oh did I mention she collects stamps.

Items used:

Stamp sets: From the Heart, Polka-Dot Pieces
Cardstock: Daffodill Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
Extras: 1/2 Pearls, Dimensionals, Snail, Daffodill Delight stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Embossing folder Fancy Fan

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stampin' Up! Card in a box Borderline Buddies

This is my Wednesday Borderline Buddies challenge project for this week. I had talked to Susan (her link Stampin' Up! BFF last week if she had made any of these cuties. She said that yes she actually had and that they are SUPER EASY to make. She was so right about them being super easy to make. It almost looks like the flowers are trying to escape being in the box. Oh and the nice thing about this card is you can make your own envelope using our Envelope Punch Board.

I am a littled challenged with making stuff that is different from what I have done in the past, and a lot of the tutorials that I find online are VIDEO only with no paper instructions. I find I need more of a step by step instruction as the video's tend to go a little fast for me to keep up. Here are a couple of sites that have an instruction that you can print off:

The bottom link is the one that I used to create this card in a box.

Items used:

Stamp set: Really Good Greetings, Flower shop, Petite Flowers
Punches: Bird punch, punches that match both flower stamp sets
Ink: Wonder Wisteria, Crushed Curry, Costal Cabana, Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry.
Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic
Extras: Snail, Dimesionals, Chalk talk framelits

Thanks for lookin', and have a Stampin' day!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stampin' Up! Starburst Sayings

I was looking for a card for my downline Rosalyn who signed up I think her 9th or 10th recruit. I cased this card from this website. I did change up the colors a little bit as apparently I do not have the pretty Watercolor DSP.

Items used:

Stamp set: Starburst Sayings
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Kaleidoscope
Extras: Dollies, Dimensionals, Snail, Rhinestones, Starburst Framelits

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Banners Valentine's day Chocolate lollipops

Hi Everyone, I'm back with more Valentine's Day treats! Are these not cute?? I did case the idea, however I did change up the idea of it. You can find the originals here: 

My daughter will be taking these with her to day care later this week. 

Items Used:

Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana
Designer Series Paper: Retired (2012) More Amore Specialty Paper
Extras: Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Hearts a flutter Framelits, Snail, Red Sticky Strip, Diemensionals, Chocolate lollipops from Walmart.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' Day!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Borderling Buddies!!

This week Susan challenged me to make a 6x6 or 8x8 Recipe card. I will admit, the challenge challenged me a little bit. As you all know (well Susan's friends do not) I mainly do cards. A few 3D items but the majority of my posts are of cards.

Anyways here is my recipe card, I ended up going with the larger size due to the recipe when I printed it off from the internet. Ok now your all wondering have I even made these!! I did actually this past December (ok November) for the two cookie exchanges I joined. I needed something that was a)quick b) easy c) something that I can make ahead and either freeze or leave in the fridge. Reason being was last fall we were back and forth to Kelowna BC for fertility treatments, and both of the cookie exchanges were just days after we got back.

Just going to add a couple of notes about this recipe, I used the multicolored marshmellows. Second note is I also had a nut allergy in the one swap, so I used one of the nut free butters made with soy nuts. Tasted just about the same, mind you it did have a tad bit of crunch to it because of the soy nuts. Or maybe soy is a seed? I'm not sure, we can eat peanut butter here at our house.

I have one more item to mention, the heart die cuts were left over from two of my previous posts, however I used my brand spanking new toy to emboss them. I used our brand new Sizzix Textured Boutique. This item is available for $36.95, if you add in three embossing folders (any of your choice) you can choose one item from our Sale-a-bration catalog for FREE. The two embossing folders that I used today were Decorative Dots (one of the items from the Sale-a-bration catalog) and Stylish Stripes folder which was in the Holiday mini 2013 catalog and is on the carry over list.

Here is Susan's link: and go check out her sample which was posted earlier this morning.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Stampin' Up! Altered Candy Converstations candy boxes with Itty Bitty Banners Stamp set

Hey can you see a theme going on here this week? Ya I have been busy making Valentine's day papercrafts. I cased this from 

I used one package of Candy Converstation candy purchased from my local Dollar Store. (they have three packages in one package) 

I found that I had to tweek the tutorial just a tiny bit as my boxes were a tad bigger than what she used on her website.

Items used:

Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede.
Designer Series Paper: Fresh Prints
Other: Big Shot, Magnetic platform, Hearts Framelits, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Circle Flip Framelit, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Circle Framelits, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Snail and Dimensionals.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' Day!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Expressions Thinlit Dies

This was a quick and simple masculine card I had cased from someone online (I'm sorry I can't remember who exactly posted it) I believe this card will be my Valentine's day card for my hubby.

Items used:

Stamp set: Hearts a flutter
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Champagne Glimmer paper
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather (retired from 2013 Holiday Mini)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Extras: Big shot, Magnetic platform, Expressions Thinlit Die (retired), Hearts a flutter framelits, Snail, Dimensionals, Tombow glue.

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' Day. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Stampin' Up! Following My Heart Stamp Set Card #2

Another cased card from the Valentines day card class that did not happen. Very simple card

Items used:

Stamp set: Following My Heart, Banner Blast
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede, Black Stazon
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Pool Party
Embellishments: White Bakers Twine
Extras: Diemensionals, Snail, Banner punch, half inch circle punch, Owl punch, Adorning Accents (heart folder) Big shot.

Thanks for lookin and have a Stampin day!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set

New Photopolymer Stamps

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself. 
Item number 134624
Price $16.95

Weekly Deal

February 04, 2014 - February 10, 2014
We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130018

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN 

Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 131210

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

From My Heart Wood Mount Stamp Set
Item # 132007

Regular Price: $39.95 US/$48.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $29.96 US/$36.71 CAN

Canvas Creations Item # 129375
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Delicate Dies Sizzlits Die Item # 126999
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Sweetest Ever Valentines' Designer Template Item # 129009
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine



 It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.
Price $36.95

The lightweight Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with the Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into a textured masterpiece.  Don’t forget to order the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the occasions catalog so you’ll have everything you need to start creating with your new machine. 
(See more Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in our annual catalog.)
If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders for a total of at least $60, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift—and the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice!

New Personalized Name Stamp

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)
Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.
Price $29.95
Item Number 132852

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Follow My Heart Stamp Set

Ok please ignore the mess in the background this picture was taken before my upline told me it was "distracting" I find when I'm creative I need to craft when/where ever. Another cased card I apologize if this is yours and you see it here. I case so many and I forgot from where I cased this one. Anyways moving on.

Items used:

Stamp set: Follow My Heart, Postcard
Ink: Basic Grey, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Real Red Glimmer paper
Embellishments: Crochet Trim
Extras: snail, dimensionals, Heart Framelits, Banner punch

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Borderling Buddies Valentines day challenge

Ok so my bff Susan and I are challenging each other to create something and post it to our blogs, then link each others blog so you can see what the other has created. Here is her link: 

Now we did not set any rules about this challenge, other than we would each pick a theme every other week. This week I chose Valentines Day. (makes sense right with that holiday being on the 14th, this way it gives you a sample to make)

My sample was of course cased, I saw these cute little treat bags being used for so much more than a treat bag I had to get on that creating band wagon!! So there is a yummy chocolate in the front pocket and a cute card in the back pocket. These bags and stamp set are available as quantity  lasts.

Items used:
Stamp set: Love you More
Sweet Heart treat bags
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool party
Ink: Real Red, Burmuda Bay
Extras: 1 inch circle punch, 1 and a quarter scallop circle punch, label bracket punch, snail, dimensionals (sorry I am using my laptop and the slash button wants to use the É instead)

Thanks for lookin and have a Stampin day!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Perfect Pennants #4

OK so remember last week I said I had card #4 but it was missing something. It was missing the Silver Bakers Twine! I would say this is a quick and easy masculine card if you are stuck for one.

Thanks for looking' and have a Stampin' day!