Friday, May 31, 2013

Stampin up! New Catalog!..

Stampin Up! has shown its New catalog!..I've already had a sneak peek through it and it is awesome!..There are so many new things I'm going to get busy trying!..
Need a new catalog?...Contact me! I would love to send you one!.
You can email me by the Link on the side or you can go to and sign up with me!.

You can now order brand-new products from our 2013-2014 annual catalog! We have a variety of fantastic product suites and tons of other must-haves! Take a little time to devour the catalog and start your wish list—then pick your favorites and order some fun stuff for your first summer project.

Time to paint!

Wow what a project this is going to be ! Where as I should be spending my time crafting as making all the beautiful cards ...Ack! I decided to repaint one of the rooms in the house .. My husband and I bought this house almost 4 yrs ago . The entire house inside and out was the same color ! Yes inside AND out! I painted all the bedrooms and the kitchen was remodeled... However this was the room that bothered me the most ! So far I have one accent wall done ! What a change a little paint makes!
I'll post more pictures as I get more done ..


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Easel Post it note Holder Tutorial

CREDIT: This was originally done by Jen at Jennerator74
You can click on the Right corner and view it full screen

Linky parties I like to Link With!

Here are some Linky Parties that I link up with every week!..
They are so much fun and I've taken a few ideas from quite a lot of the links that are posted!.
Be sure to add yours and get your name out there!..





"Coming Soon"

"Coming Soon"

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stampin up 25% off Digital!

Dates: May 1-June 15, 2013
The Sale
Get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products
Click the Picture above and see what's available!
You can shop with me at
Just a reminder!....Stampin Up!'s Retired list is coming to a close!..If there is anything you want get it now before June 3rd!..The products then will no longer be available to you!.
A few great products (sad to see go) that are in the List!
Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Be of good cheer DSP 12x12 sheets
12 Sheets
Item # 126896
Price $10.95


                                                    Designer Buttons - Regals Collection - by Stampin' Up!  
Designer Series Buttons - Regals Collection
Price $8.95
Item # 119744
Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Occasions Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Item # 127081
Price $16.95

Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die
Item # 114517
Price $7.95



Monday, May 27, 2013

Note Card Box

Last Minute Craft Project
I had some extra time on my hands before we left for a BBQ with friends and thought I would try this really neat note card box. The only part I didn't get finished was to embellish the front of it .. I'll probably make a few more of these !
Always remember those that risked their lives to keep us safe ... Have a safe Memorial Day ..

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Sunday Stamp Challenge

Sunday Stamp Challenge
Here is the Sunday Stamp challenge layout...Lets see what ideas come from this!..

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fancy fold pop out card

Happy Friday!
I found this Paper fold in a tutorial and really liked it..and when I like the look I just have to try it out!.
This was very easy!..I am a little stuck on the outside of the card, but the inside of it was a breeze!. I think I'll use other colors next time..I just happened to have some Black polka dot DSP laying around so I used it up!.
If you want the tutorial you can click here and try it out yourself!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Brick effect card

This card is a "practice" card following a tutorial for the Brick effect.. However I changed the colors due to not having the ones mentioned .
After finishing it , I realized it really does need to be done in the colors that are listed .. I think this one will go in my "I attempted the tutorial drawer of cards"... Hehehe


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Happy birthday to my sister

It's my oldest sisters birthday today.. So I made her the birthday pop up card . The tutorial is from Lisa Young who does amazing cards.
You can also check out the first one I did just by clicking on the side link under Birthday.
Happy Stampin!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thank you card

Happy Tuesday!
We just found out that one of my sons favorite teachers and good friend is moving to another school . So I wanted to make sure I got a card out to her before the end of the year - which is in 2 days!! ( woohoo ) ...
Here's the card I did for her ..


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Potpourri envelope

I made this years ago at an open house as happened to run across it while cleaning out that mess of a craft room ( which is progressing lol ) , I thought this was a great idea and a simple "sweet smell" of a gift . I had made two and stuck one in the kitchen and our bedroom. Here's how to make one of your own.

Supplies: Standard Size Envelope (sealed), Paper Crimper (stampin up used to carry this, but you can use any embossing folder of your liking),Stamp Set of your choice (I used Printed Petals item # 120444, which you can purchase from me here , Ink Pads - Wisteria Wonder,Orchid Opulance (retired) and Lovely Lilac (retired).
Tag: Ovals Punch & Scallop Oval Punch

1. Take your envelope and seal the back of it, Measure about 3" down and cut straight across.
You'll then have two pieces. Top and Bottom.

2. Slide the Top part over the bottom part till it doesnt go any further.

3. Take your Slot Punch and punch a hole on both sides of the envelope.

Now you have two pieces with slots that will match up. Take them apart and lets move on to the next step.

4. Using your Stamp set of your choice, stamp the bottom part of your envelope.

5. Now take the top part of your envelope, using a Embossing folder (I used Stripes).
And your Desired Ink color, and wipe the ink pad on your embossing folder till its covered.
Like this below:

6. Carefully put the top of the envelope (sealed side down) and close the embossing folder.
Now run it through your Big shot.
You'll get something like this:

7. Now using your Paper Crimper run the bottom half through it. Or if you are using an embossing folder you can run that through your Big Shot.
It should look something like this depending on what you use.

8. Taking the bottom part, fill it with Potpourri. Once finished, slide the top part over the bottom. (It will be a little snug, but keep working at it, it will go in.
Once the two pieces are together, take a piece of ribbon and put it through the slots and tie it. This will hold both pieces together. Now add a Tag and sentiment of your liking and Joilaaa!..
You just made a Nice Smelling Potpourri Envelope you can place anywhere or give as a gift !


Tips and Tricks

One of my biggest "sighs" is when you are Embossing a card whether its with Vellum or On Whisper White CS, the edges sometimes start to curl, or the piece of CS or Vellum you are using starts to bend. Never a good look when you are trying to make a card.
Here's an easy tip:
When getting ready to emboss a card. Attach the CS to a Clipboard that has Aluminum foil (tinfoil as we call it) to the back of it. Then emboss your card. The "tinfoil" will draw the heat away from your card and you won't have any curled edges or bent CS.
I just use some two sided tape to adhere it to the back:

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Father's Day Shirt

I found a lot of examples for the father's day shirt, and some of them are really cute.
I tried the tutorial last night and came up with this card. However, I had to change the dimensions because doing it the way the tutorial said (5 1/2 x 12 cs) it was way too big to fit into a standard medium envelope. So I tried it again, my opinion? Its cute but it sure is plain looking!..I think I'm going jazz it up
Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 17, 2013

What a Mess!! My Craft Room

Normally after making a card and everything is scattered everywhere I clean it all up and organize. But its the weekend and I figure i'll be spending most of my time crafting. So I'll clean it ooooo....Some time soon..My main objective for this room is to be a lot more organized then what it is right now. However, I don't have the "Wall" space to add anymore shelving!..
But right now this is where I Craft from !

Happy Fathers Day card

Quick card this morning followed by a template found , it's Friday and today is just a half day at work..very happy !
I'm looking forward to this weekend .. Last 4 days is next week and it seems every day is packed so I want to craft while I can...
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
June give a ways is coming soon! Join me now :-)

Supplies: Pool Party CS, Basic Black CS, Very Vanilla CS for tag,Crumb Cake CS, Circle punches,
Embossing Folder

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Never too early for Father's Day Ideas!!

I've done this template before with the Dresser. So I started thinking about Father's Day cards and how you can make them a little more Manly...
I came across a great idea from a fellow blogger/Stampin up Demonstrator and decided to go ahead and try it.
I like the idea of the card. But think I'll try some others!..
This was a simple card.
Supplies : Real Red CS, Basic Black CS, Whisper white CS, Going Grey CS, Totally Tool Stamp set, Going grey marker .




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