Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday

Here's the first card I whipped up with my NEW clear stamps and I'm in complete LOVE with ALL OF THEM! Sigh, who knew one could fall in love again with supplies, ha!

I used Regal Rose, Rose Red & Bermuda Bay. Well Scripted & Happy Moments Stamp sets. White heat embossed the cake onto Whisper White card stock and then used a sponge dauber to apply Regal Rose classic ink (directly from my stamp pad) onto the card stock. Next, I switched my applicator to a regular sponge and inked the edges with Rose Red classic ink, it's not as soft of a look but I liked the change in visual texture it gives the card. Easy peasy!! :)

New Goodies

My box FINALLY arrived...I waited a bit to place my Sale-A-Bration order but man am I glad I did, it was TOTALLY worth the wait, these clear stamps are AMAZING!! :) With the voodoo-like way they stick to the clear blocks and cases, you've just got to see them in person to believe it!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, which can be found in the Occasions Mini on page 14, will be donated American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

Click HERE to view the flyer

Product Name 
Item # 
I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount  (block D recommended)
I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount

Sunday, January 10, 2010

January Club Projects

Owl-ways be yours (idea and template found HERE)

This was just too cute NOT to make and after cutting out the template on a piece of cardboard, was a breeze to put together. I used retired Hand Drawn DSP, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White. The eyes were made with the scallop circle, 1-1/4" circle & 1" circle punches. The beak was made with the large Photo Corner punch. I also added a heart from the Heart to Heart Punch.
 You can pop a pencil, pixi stick, candy cane, etc. in the little slits at the bottom.

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Heart Candy Holder (idea found HERE)

I just watched a video on how to make these faux leather flowers, so I wanted to give it a and red are not my two favorite colors to put together but hey, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we're going to have explosions of pink and red soon! I used Real Red, Pretty in Pink & Old Olive card stock. 3/4" Polka-Dot Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, although I used the non polka side. The 1-3/4" & 1-1/4" Circle punches for the flower. SU! Little Leaves Sizzlits die & Petal Card Bigz die. Everything was fastened together with sticky strip (I LOVE that stuff) and silver brads. Fill with your favorite candy and hang on your neighbors door or leave love notes for your teen or hubby! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!

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Bouquet of Hearts (idea found HERE)

I switched the color scheme up a bit, using Blush Blossom as my card base and retired Candy Lane DSP for the hearts. The Happy V-Day stamp is from Happy Hearts Day and I inked it up with a Real Red & Close To Cocoa Stampin' Write Marker.  Also used Kraft taffeta ribbon along the vase (which is the Ornament Punch).

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I've wanted to make a shaker card since Regionals and I FINALLY tackled that this month with the following card. Using Regal Rose as my base and Taken With Teal, this masterpiece was born, isn't the glitter FABULOUS?! and I LOVE the hidden message inside the little treat cup too. I used a clear rhinestone brad for a little bling on the basket. The weights are pinked up with Fine Supernova, PINK, Stampin' Glitter and the inside of the treat cup (my shaker) is filled with Light Pink, Chunky Sprinkles, Stampin' Glitter. Also used Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon, the scallop edge, 1-3/4" circle, word window & modern label punches. The heart hot air balloon is from Sweet Centers, while the Happy V-Day phrase was taken from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Club Candy

I FINALLY have it together this month and am back on track with club candy, woo hoo!! Here are the goody bags I put together for the gals.

Friday, January 8, 2010

January SWAP

Anne Marie will be hosting this month, on Saturday the 10th, from 1-4 and the SWAP theme for this month is to "make a Valentines Day card with the stamp set you LOVE MOST at this moment" (which could prove to be a challenge if your favorite set is a Christmas or Halloween set) and as you ALL know, Anne Marie is the QUEEN of pink, so she also requested that you use at least a bit of pink on your cards.

Here's my take on the SWAP and of course I used my ALL TIME FAVORITE stamp set, which is retired Like it a Latte. Yoyo Yellow, Melon Mambo & Chocolate Chip helped pull this one together. My fav part is the sparkly froth, which is just a bit of Tombow adhesive and Dazzling Diamonds.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

FAVORITE time of the year!!

Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate!

Here's the scoop:

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).
Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.
*Note: This benefit only available on qualifying customer, demonstrator, and workshop orders. Online orders do not qualify.
Recruits: Choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!

Click on the Sale-A-Bration catalog in the left sidebar to view catalog


Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option. 

Click HERE to view the Clear-mount blocks in the Occasions Mini

Sweet Treats

Just in time for Valentine's Day, SU!'s new Heart Treat Cups (#120435) coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set (#120415) and the Full Heart punch (#113693)