Monday, January 31, 2011

Easter Blossoms for SSSC102

I created this card for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. If you have been following me for the past week or so you will notice that this is not exactly a Birthday card...but it could be used for one. I love this stamp set but I am not quite ready to make Easter cards, so I covered up the Eggs in the basket with pearls.

Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms (Occasion Mini CM-122057 WM-121905), & Oval All (WM-113790)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (102128), Crumb Cake (120953), & Woodland Walk DSP (117389)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Garden Green (102272)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), & Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Scallop Oval (119856), 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval (119855), & Blender Pens (102845)
Perfect Touch: Basic Rhinestones (119247)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Plant Hope Birthday

I am still on the Birthday kick card making freenzie. I just can't stop myself. THat is okay because you can never have to many birthday cards on hand right? I am submitting this card for 2 challenges today. The Sweet Stop provided the sketch, and The Paper Players are hosing a Anything Goes Challenge. Check them both out!

Stamp Sets: Plant Hope (CM-120540 WM-117042), & On Your Birthday (WM-111664)
Cardstock: Soft Suede Textured (119948), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650) & Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)

Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), & Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)
Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 122332)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Upsy Daisy with SSC188

Happy Saturday! I love waking up on Saturday's to stamp wuth the Stamping 411 challenge! I used one of my all time favorite color combo's together...Early Espresso & Cherry Cobbler. Sounds like a yummy desert!

Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy (WM-111710), & Sincere Salutations (WM-115068)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Cherry Cobbler (119685), & Botanical Gazette DSP (Occasions Mini 121783)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Border (119882), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval (119859), & Scallop Oval (119856)
Perfect Touch: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 120992), & Neutrals 3/16” Brads (119736)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Create a Cupcake for SSR56

So I have made it to Friday and I created another Birthday card. This one is featuring the Stamping Royalty Sketch Challenge. This card will be good to have on hand for all of the pre-teen freinds that my daughter has. She always has a ton of Birthdays to attend this time of year!

Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini CM-121982 WM-121915), & Afterthoughts (Hostess Level 1 IB&C CM-120121 WM-118388)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Pink Pirouette (111351), Subtles DSP (117152), & Neutrals DSP (117157)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Curly Label Punch (119851), Decorative Label Punch (Occasions Mini 120907), Build a Cupcake Punch (Occasions Mini 121807), & Eyelet Border Punch (119853)
Perfect Touch: 1/8” Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon (119959), & Basic Rhinestones (119246)
Extra’s: Snail (104332) & Stampin DImensionals (104430)


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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Pals Paper Art - Inspiration Challenge 78

Today's Card was paired up with this weeks Pals Paper Art Inspiration challenge....Bows. When I first saw this picture, the Blue and Orange jumped out at me, So I based my card around these two colors. Both which are perfect for a little boy turning 2!



Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends (WM-117020 CM-118565), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Marina Mist (119682), Tangerine Tango (111349), & Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Lots of tags 4 Pack (114508), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch (119855), & Paper Piercer (116631)
Perfect Touch: 1/8” Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon (119257), ¼” Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931), & Subtles Glimmer Brads (Occasions Mini 121004)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (104430)
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Build a Blossom Birthday

Welcome to day 4 of Stocking up on Birthday Cards. I created this one for my soon to be 12 year old daughter. Her favorite colors are Lime green & Black. I thought the sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop was perfect for this card for her.

Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom (Occasion Mini CM-121994 WM-121923), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-115370)
Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Old Olive (100702), & Wicked Fun DSP (117400)

Ink: Basic Black (101179)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (Occasion Mini 121809),Blossom Petal Punch (Occasions Mini 121808), Dotted Scallop Border Punch (119275), Word Window (119857), & Paper Piercer (116631)
Perfect Touch: 1/8” Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (119256), Neutrals 3/16” Brads (119736), & Brights 3/16” Brads (119740)
Extra’s: Snail (104332)
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Starts today!!!

Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

Sale-A-Bration is here!!! This is Stampin’ Up! Biggest promotion of the year! For every $50 that you purchase, you will receive a free gift. If you are thinking this is the right time to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! Demostration, You can take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Promotion!

This is included as a Sale-A-Bration Bonus in your Demostrator Start up Kit! Save 15% on your choice of Starter Kit (Standard or Digital) AND get the following bonus bundle FREE (a $50 value):


119883 Heart to Heart (or any punch)
120806 Something Special Simply Sent (or any Simply Sent)
117114 Live, Laugh Love stamp (or any Simply Sent Stamp)
121620 Color Coach



Please let me know if you have any questions about the Sale-A-Bration Sale or becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! I would love to have you join my team!

Mojo Monday 175

Welcome to day 3 of Kid Birthday cards. Today I paired the Mojo Monday Sketch with Word Play. I love this big Word Set. There is a Sentiment for almost any event in your life!

Stamp Sets: Word Play (CM-120651 WM-120308), & Fundamental Phrases (WM-114968)
Cardstock: Pacific Point (111350), Whisper White (100730), & Celebrations DSP (117164)

Ink: Pacific Point (111837)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Circles #2 Die (114526), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (116335),Word Window (119857), & Paper Piercer (116631)
Perfect Touch: 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), & Brights 3/16” Brads (119740)Extra’s: Snail (104332)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bugs & Kisses for SSSC101

Day 2 of kids Birthday cards. I have a goal this week to create a kids birthday card every day to build up my stock. You never know when you might need a birthday card. Today's card was created for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

Stamp Sets: Bugs & Kisses (WM-116580) & Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-115370)
Cardstock: Pacific Point (111350), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Bashful Blue (105120), & Celebrations DSP (117164)

Ink: Pear Pizzazz (119784)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Oval #2 Die (114525), Sqaure Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), 1” Circle Punch (119868), Modern Label (119849), Word Window (119857), & Paper Piercer (116631)
Perfect Touch: 1/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (119262), & In-Color Glimmer Brads (Occasions Mini 121005)
Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cupcakes for The Paper Players PP31

This week I am creating Birthday cards for kids. I need to stock up for tall the upcoming spring birthdays. It is always good to have these on hand for that last minute birthday party invite! Today I used the sketch from The Paper Players to get me started!


Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (Occasions Mini CM-121982 WM-121915)

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730), & Sweet & Sour DSP (117390)
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (105216), & Rose Red (101778)

Cool Tools: Build a Cupcake Punch (Occasions Mini 121807), Modern Label (119849), Word Window (119857), & Crimper (101618)

Perfect Touch: 1/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (119262), & Brights Designer Buttons (119747)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin Dimensionals (104430) & Glue Dots (103683)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Lovely as a Tree for SSC187


Happy Saturday! This is like the only day this week that it hasn't snowed, or sleeted here in the Northeast. As soon as I saw the sketch from Stamping 411 I knew that I wanted to try and capture a photo I took yesterday outside after the 3rd storm this week. I tried to get the effect of Ice on the tops of the trees, but it didn't turn out like I wanted it too. However I am happy with the outcome of the card.


We had a huge Ice storm come in on Tuesday/Wednesday, followed by 8 inches of Snow on Friday. I took this photo while shoveling the deck. The Sun was out and the sky was crystal clear blue! I love how the branches are still covered in Ice.








Stamps Sets: Lovely as a Tree (WM-115026), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-1153370)

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (102128), & Bashful Blue (105120)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), & Versamarker (100901)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Scallop Edge Border (119882), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275), & Heat Tool (100005)

Perfect Touch: Hemp Twine (100982), & Clear Emboss Powder (109130)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin Dimensionals (104430) & Glue Dots (103683)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Botanical Gazette DSP for PPA77

WOW! I am so loving this sketch from the Pals Paper Art and I am so loving this DSP from the new Occasions Mini!!! It has to be my favorite DSP of all time. I was able to assemble this card in a jiffy because the DSP did all the work for me! The main image looks like I aged & destressed it, but it is part of this DSP pack!

Stamp Sets: On Your Birthday (WM-111664)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686) & Botanical Gazette DSP (Occasion Mini 121793)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (Occasion Mini 121809), & 1” Circle Punch (119868)

Perfect Touch: Neutral Designer Buttons (119743), & Linen Thread (104199)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Glue Dots (103683)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Valentine Defined with Love letter DSP

I found this Sketch Challenge that is monthly called I Love Sketches over at Iheart2stamp. My card measures 4 1/2 x 4 1/2. This was pulled together really quickly and uses little supplies.
Stamp Sets: Valentine Defines (Occasion Mini CM-123057 WM-121941), & All Holidays (WM-114916)

Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Rising Hood Red (111348), Very Vanilla (101650), & Love Letter DSP (117162)

Ink: Basic Black (Stampin’ Write Marker 100082), & Riding Hood Red (Stampin’ Write Marker 120971)

Cool Tools: 1 ¾ Scallop Punch (119854), & 1’ Circle Punch (119868)

Perfect Touch: 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (117285)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Glue Dots (103683)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mojo Monday 174 - Nature Walk

When I saw today's Mojo Monday Sketch I knew what Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper to use! I love, love this set! I destressed my card to make it aged a little bit. This is one of my goals this year... To learn how to master the vintage / aged feel of card making.

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk (Occasion Mini CM-121997 WM-121925), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-115370)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), & Botanical Gazette DSP (Occasion Mini 121783)

Ink: Early Espresso (Classic Pad 119670, Stampin’ Write Marker 119680)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Circle #2 Die (114526), 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850), Word Window Punch (119857), Sponge Daubers (102892), & Color Spritzer Tool (107066)

Perfect Touch: ¼” Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931), Hemp Twine (100982), & Neutral Designer Buttons (119743)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Glue Dots (103683) & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday

Wow these two challenges were perfect for my Nephew's Birthday that is coming up soon. I had fun creating this card with the new Create a cupcake set and coordinating punch.
Sweet Sunday provided the sketch challenge and Friday Mashup provided the color swatch.











Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake (Occasion Mini CM-121982 WM-121915)

Cardstock: Not Quite Navy (101722), Poppy Parade (119793), & Sahara Sand (121043)

Ink: Not Quite Navy (Classic Pad 103008, Stampin’ Write Marker 1000059), Poppy Parade (Classic Pad 119782, Stampin’ Write Marker 119801)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Texture Plate Backgrounds #1 (114512), Scallop Circle Bigz Die (113468), Create a Cupcake Punch (Occasions Mini 121807), Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), & Color Spritzer Tool (107066)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Easter Blossoms

It seams like this card took me all day to create. I would do a little, then stop to do laundry...do a little bit more and do some more laundry..and now it is finally done. I combined two wonderful weekend challenges for this card. Stamping 411 for the sketch & The Paper Players for the color. This is a birthday card for my Mother in Law. She loves every card I make for her! I hope she will like this one too!






Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms (Occasion Mini CM-122057 WM-12190)

Cardstock: River Rock (108640), Very Vanilla (101650), & Presto Pattern DSP (117175)

Ink: Basic Black (101179), Baha Breeze (111833), & Rose Red (101778)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Finial Press Embossing Folder (115963), Brayer (102395), & Blender Pens (102845)

Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla Satin 5/8” Ribbon (117), Very Vanilla 1/8” taffeta Ribbon (119960), & Neutral Designer Buttons (119743)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Sticky Strip (104294)
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Circle Circus Birthday for the Sweet Stop SSS91

I have a freind whose favorite color is Black and his Birthday is coming up soon. This was the perfect sketch challenge for a Masculine Birthday card. What do you think?


Stamp Sets: Circle Circus (WM-115778), & Perfect Punches (WM-117022 CM-120516)

Cardstock: Basic Black (121045), Basic Gray (121044), Whisper White (100730), & Neutrals DSP Collection (117157)

Ink: Basic Black (101179), & Basic Gray (109120)

Cool Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Lots of Tags 4 Pack (114508), & 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859)

Perfect Touch: Basic Black Satin 5/8” Ribbon (117285), Basci Black 1/8” taffeta Ribbon (119261), & Neutral Designer Buttons (119743)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Define your Life with PPA77 & Mojo173

Wow! I have combined my two favorite Blog Challenges with today's card! Pals Paper Arts and Mojo Monday. I am loving Real Red & Early Espresso for Valentines Day colors! I am not much of a Pink fan...

Stamp Sets: Define your Life (WM-114950), & Itty Bitty Bits (WM-117056 CM-120060)

Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730), & Brights Designer DSP (117155)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670), & Real Red (102133)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335), Decorative Label Punch (Occasions Mini 120907), & Itty Bitty Punch Pak (118309)
Perfect Touch: ¼” Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (120931), Neutral Brads (119736), & Brights Designer Buttons (119747)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensional (104430)
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Build a Blossom

Here is a really quick and simple card I created for the Card Patterns Challenge this week. These cards are great to have on hand in case you need one in a jiffy! It could be used for just about anything.



Stamp Sets: Build a Blossom (Occasions Mini CM-121994 WM-121923)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), & Botanical Gazette DSP (Occasions Mini)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670), & Cherry Cobbler (119669)

Cool Tools: Blossoms Petals Punch (Occasions Mini 121808), & Corner Rounder (119871)

Perfect Touch: Antique Brads (117273)

Extra’s: Snail (104332)
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

January Pals Blog Hop - Valentine Theme


Welcome to the January PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Valentine themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Nicole Watt, http://www.impressionsbynicole.com/ I'm stop number 8 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!


1. Mike Funke -- http://stampin-style.typepad.com/
2. Mary Fish -- http://stampinpretty.com/
3. Kylie Nicolosi http://www.kyliescraftycorner.blogspot.com/
4. Martha Stewart www.SeasonsOfStamping.com
5. Joanna Munster -- http://www.inspiredbystampin.com/
6. Melissa Ordelheide http://www.naturalstampin.com/
7. Nicole Watt http://www.impressionsbynicole.com/
8. Stephanie Uzee http://stampinwithsuzee.blogspot.com/
9. Joan Norris http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog
10. Carla Bazhenow http://www.carlas-scraps.com/
11. Melanie Collins http://www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com/
12. Dawn Gross http://dawnsthisnthat.blogspot.com/
13. Nina Dee http://www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com/
14. Ann Schach http://www.stampinchic.com/
15. Sue Bendinsky http://www.mycolorcreations.com/
16. Gina Shaw -- http://www.cardsbyginashaw.com/
17. Barbara Chatzkel -- http://www.takeoutpaperarts.com/
18. Angela Richwine http://www.stampinawaywithangela.blogspot.com/

I have diseigned these cute little treat holders for my daughters class. The possibilities are endless with the Two Tags Die. I had a little help coming up with the little Fox & Freinds on the front when I came accross Brenda Quintana Blog.




Stamp Sets: Fox & Friends (WM-117020 CM-118565), & Itty Bitty Bits (CM-120060 WM-117056)

Cardstock: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), & Love Impressions (Occasions Mini 121780)

Ink: Real Red (103133), & Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), 1 3/4” Circle Punch (119850), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval Punch (119859), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309), Round Tab Punch (119864), Heat Tool (100005), & Paper Piercer (116631)

Perfect Touch: Bright Glimmer Brads (Occasion Mini 121006), & Clear Emboss Powder (109130)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensional (104430) & Sticky Strip (104294)
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Joan Norris, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog, stop number 9 on the Valentine Theme PALS HOP!

Thanks for hopping along with the Pals today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Nature Walk with The Sweet Stop sketch Challenge

I happened to come across this Blog Challenge Site. The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. I Love sketch challenges! One of my goals this year is to attempt to create more vintage cards. I love the look of them but I seem to creat clean looking cards. This is one of my favorite color combos lately! Let me know what you think!

Stamp Sets: Nature Walk (Occasion Mini CM-121997 WM-121925), Fundamental Phrases (WM-114968)

Cardstock: Baja Breeze (111352), Crumb Cake (120953), Very Vanilla (101650), & Elegant Soiree DSP (117163)

Ink: Soft Suede (Stampin Up Classic Pad 115657, Stampin’ Write Marker 120973)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Lots of Tags 4 Pack (114508), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), & Sponges (101610)

Perfect Touch: Hemp Twine (100982), Very Vanilla Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 120999), & Neutral Designer Buttons (119743)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensional (104430)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Valentine Defined for the Paper Players 29 & SSSC99

I am super happy that I was able to combine these two wonderful challenges together to create this Valentine Card today. The Paper Players are offering to create anything Valentines Related, and Sweet Sunday Sketch...well has another terrific Sketch for you!

I wanted to go "outside" the normal color palet for valentines day and use SU Cherry Cobbler. It is such a Deep and Rich Red. I hope you like it!!



Stamp Sets: Valentine Defined (Occasions Mini (CM-123057 WM-121941), & Fundamental Phrases (114968)

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650), & Jolly Holiday DSP (117159)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), & Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Tasteful Trim Die (**Holiday mini Carryover Item 120893), Scallop Circle #2 (113469), 2 ½” Circle Punch (Occasion Mini 120903), 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch (119855), Word Window Punch (119857), & Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335)

Perfect Touch: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Occasions Mini 120992), Basic Pearls (119247)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensional (104430) & Sticky Strip (104294)
Thanks for stopping by!