Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Borderline Buddies!

This week's challenge was from Susan. She challenged me to make a banner. Of course I forgot til the 11th hour on Tuesday evening. So here's my banner. 

I didn't have too much trouble in creating this. All my product is mostly retired, however you can make it anyway you want. This is a good place for me to plug the Stampin' Up! Buy 3 get 1 free promotion with our Designer Series Paper. Any Designer Series Paper Packages on pages 186-187 are on sale from July 1-31, this is the best time to stock up.

Check out Susan's blog at:

Items used:

Cardstock: Melon Mambo Island Indigo
DSP: Garden Gingham
Extras: Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Big Shot alphabet dies, Dimensions, 2 way pen, 2 3/8 scallop circle punch, Blossom Punch, paper snips, big shot, hole punch

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Paper Pumpkin FREE Event

Have you been wanting to see what comes in a Paper Pumpkin kit? I have posted a FREE event for people to come and check it out.

Day: June 30th
Time: 7pm
Where: My stamping studio (when you RSVP I will give you the address)
RSVP by: June 25

What will we be making, as Paper Pumpkin is a SURPRIZE that arrives at my door each month, what we make on the 25 will too be a surprize. I can tell you this, it will have come out of the bright orange box.

**Seating is LIMITED please RSVP ASAP**

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Borderline Buddies

Where does the week go? It is already wednesday, and you know what that means..... Its Borderline Buddies time!!

This weeks challenge was mine. I challenged Susan to do a technique. The technique was Masking or Reverse Masking. My creation was cased from Patty Bennett's blog where she used the reverse masking technique. This card was really simple (did use the idea for a swap so it did take me a while to make eight of them) I used one of my framelits cutouts to use for the mask. Just a hint you want the mask cut out to be big enough so that you do not get ink on the "white areas". Check out Susan's blog at:

Items Used:

Stamp sets(s): Blooming with Kindess, A Dozen Thoughts
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
DSP: Regals Stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Snail, Dimensionals, 1/2 Pearls, Elegant Butterfly Punch
Big shot, Framelits (for mask)

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Paper Pumpkin

Hi ladies, oddly enough its Sunday evening and Im actually working on my blog. I have signed up to particpate in Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin boot camp. Have I mentioned to you about PP? It's a monthly subscription. Each month your credit card will be charged $24.95 (about the 10th of the month), then on or about the 15th of each month you will receive  a box to your doorstep. Kinda looks like this:

Stampin' Up! sends these out via FedEx.  My July box should be here tomorrow June 16/14.
This is how the box looks like when you open it up.
Everything is supplied that you will need (you may need some sort of adhesive and either scissors or a paper trimmer) I sometimes even have extra bits left over once I am finished. Each months box contains a stamp set, and ink spot, and all the paper, envelopes, embellishments, dimensionals that you will need to complete the project sent out. 
This is how this months box looked once I opened up the kit. I always forget to read the instructions for making the project.  This time I had to lift up some of the diecut stickers to put the bakers twine on the card.

This is my finished projects, this kit was to celebrate Father's day. However the stamps included said Happy Birthday, Happy Father's Day, then there was 3 teeny tiny stamps, one said Bro, Dad, Son.

This is what I am left with after I have completed my project. Now because I am a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I am able to order "refills" of most of the kits. (this is something new to Stampin' Up!) Stampin' Up! has just started this the last few months. Refills vary in price from $7.95-$9.95. All that is included is the paper and embellishments for the project.

Ok so you must be wondering "What does this boot camp mean to me?" Well it means that I have been challenged to sign up between 3-7 people to join the Paper Pumpkin subscription.  You can go to my personal link

We have 2 options for subscriptions:

First is the month to month. If you choose this option you can cancel or pause your subscription at any time. Each month your Credit Card will be charged on the 10th of the month and on the 15th your Paper Pumpkin kit will arrive at your doorstep. 

Second is the pre-paid subscription. You can pre-pay for 1, 3 6, or 12 month subscriptions in advance. There is a $1 discount if you prepay for the six month subcription, and a $2 discount if you choose the 12 month subscription. 

So how does this work? Once you have made the decision to receive a Paper Pumpkin kit, you will go to the link I provided above. Another option to this is program is that Paper pumpkin can be purchased using a hostess code or as part of your hostess benifits if you host your own workshop. The pre paid option can be used for a gift. 

I love seeing my box(s) arrive on my doorstep each month and I know you will too. I have created a cute organizer for your Paper pumpkin stamps, ink spot and any extras you want to keep for next time. If you want to own one of these I am giving them as gifts to the next seven (7) people who sign up for a subscription. 

So sorry for the long post, thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' Day!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Borderline Buddies

Ok its hump day.... which also means its BORDERLINE BUDDIES day!! So here I am crafting at the witching hours as I had so many other things to get off my to do list today, Susan's challenge ended up at the end of my day. Todays challenge was from Susan. Her challenge to me was to use the new BLENDABLITIES MARKERS (side note these items are brand new, and because Susan and I are demonstrators were able to order these in our pre-order) Our devoted customers will need to wait a little while longer to order these items. Last I heard it would be late June/July for customer orders. Anyways  if you want to go and check out what Susan has made check out her blog at: 

So I did not attend the catalog premier in late April, however this card I cased it from that event. The original designer of this card was the one and only Carrie Cudney from the Stampin' Up! office. I have seen some of these cards made where people have colored two and three flowers, and cut them out, and layered them on top of the base. Looks really pretty. This card is a quick and simple card. 

Items used:

Stamp set: Blended Bloom, Really Good Greetings
Ink: Blendability Markers, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight
Ink pad: Rich Razzleberry, Black Memento 
Cardstock: Whisper White

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

It's my birthday today ......

and because it's my birthday I am having a promotion. Either phone me, email me, Facebook me a message or order online at my website using this code: VUXUDSZR and place a minimum $50 TODAY ONLY and I will give you a package of our PEARL BASIC JEWELS for FREE.
This deal is good from Midnight on June 4, right through til Midnight June 5.
Have fun shopping with our new catalog!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Borderline Buddies!

Yippee its Wednesday again! Apparently I am down to blogging only our weekly challenges. Im hoping to change that very shortly. Anyways, moving on. This week I challegned Susan to make a "Masculine" card. I haven't check out her blog yet but you can go check out her blog at:

So here is my card. I cased it from Glenda at This card took me about 15 minutes to make. 

Items Used:

Stamp set: Hardwood, Lovely as a Tree, Best Dad Ever
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Extras: Big Shot, Starburst framelits, Scallop Circle punch (because I couldn't find my large circle punch nor my circle framelits), Woodgrain EB folder, sponge, Snail and demensionals

Thanks for lookin' and have a Stampin' day!