Monday, April 25, 2011

Pretty Postage for SSC200

I am on a mission to use up as much Designer Series Paper as I can before the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catolog come out. I am a DSP horder...I think it is to pretty to be cut up so it just sits there. For today's Birthday Card I choose to use up some of the Celebrations DSP which is good for almost any kid gendered birthday. I used the Stamping411 Sketch Challenge and I used a Summer Mini sneak Peak Stamp set & Punch!




Stamps Sets: Pretty Postage (Summer Mini Sneak Peak)


Cardstock: Pacific Point (111350), Bashful Blue (105120), Whisper White (100730), & Celebrations DSP (117164)

Ink: Pacific Point (111837)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Scallop Square Duo Die (Carry Over Item 120903), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), & Postage Punch (Summer Mini Sneak Peak)

Perfect Touch: Whisper White Bakers Twine (Summer Mini Sneak Peak)

Extra's: Dimensionals (104430)

All Products used are Stampin' Up!

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Friday, April 22, 2011

MDS Friday

Here is this week's MDS Scrapbook layout using the ScrapSketch27 challenge. I wanted to add a second page but my photo's were not cooperating so here is one. This was a girls shopping day spent in Rhinebeck, NY when my Grand-mother and Aunt flew in from Texas in the summer of 2009. Rhinebeck is one of their favorite spots to shop.


Click here to see this week's MDS Downloads. The DSP used in this layout is called Urban Garden(125780 and available in this weeks downloads.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flower Fest Sneak Peak for PPA90

This is a quick & Simple card using the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge this week. I used the Flower Fest Stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog which will be available on May 1st! This whole card took about 10 minutes to put together.



Stamp Sets: Flower Fest (Summer Mini Sneak Peak), & Something to Celebrate (Occasions Hostess Level 2 Cm-121055)

Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), & Marina Mist (119682)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)



Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 ½” Circle Punch (121906), 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (118874), & Corner Rounder Punch (119871)



Perfect Touch: 1 ¼” Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (119961), & Subtles Glimmer Brads (Occasions Mini 121004)

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

All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Welcome Baby for PP43

I am still making Baby cards. The past week 2 of my friends gave birth and 1 more friend annouced that she is expecting in October. If you live in the upstate NY area and don't plan on having anymore children, please only drink bottled water! Just kidding!!! For this baby card I used The Paper Players clean & simple sketch. Clean & Simple cards always tend to be a challenge for me. They always look like I didn't put enough time & effort into it.




Stamp Sets: Four Frames (2010-2011 IB&C Sneak Peak), & Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), & Sunny Garden DSP (119831)

Ink: Daffodil Delight (119667)



Cool Tools: 1 ¾” x 7/8” Oval Punch (119855), Decorative Label (Occasions Mini 120907), & Scallop Edge Punch (119882)



Perfect Touch: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), & Daffodil Delight Taffeta (119254)

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

All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lovely as a Tree - SSS104

My daughter's teacher has been out the last 2 weeks of school tending to a very sick family member. Candice is missing Ms. Krista so we made her a little card to say we are thinking of her! Since Candice is a 1st grader so 2 weeks seems like a year! This weeks Sweet Stop Sketch was perfect for the little tree image.


Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree (WM-115026), & Sincere Salutations (WM-115068) Cardstock: Soft Seude (Textured 119948), Baja Breeze (111352), Very Vanilla (101650), & Elegant Soirée (117163) Ink: Soft Seude (115657)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), & Square Lattice (119976), 2 x 1 3/8” Oval (119859), Decorative Label (120907), & Eyelet Border (119853)

Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasions Mini (122332) Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!


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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Always Elegant for SSC199

I have wanted to use this set for quite some time now. The sketch from Stamping 411 was a perfect match for the main image. The Spring and Summer Months always tend to have a lot of Anniversary's, so I am preparing my stock pile!
Stamp Sets: Always Elegant (CM-120477 WM-116976), & Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Hostess Level 2 CM-121955 WM-121897) Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant (105216), Whisper White (100730), & Presto Patterns DSP (117175) Ink: Elegant Eggplant (105210), & Versa Mark (102283) Cool Tools: Heat Tool (100005), & Sponges (101610) Perfect Touch: White Embossing Powder (109132), & Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319) Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!


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Friday, April 15, 2011

MDS Friday


So I have had a busy week, and it flew by. We had a birthday party for Cameron this past Saturday and these are 2 of the pictures. I used this weeks ScrapSketch26 layout. Super simple and I used Cameron's favorite colors to match the "Black & Green" Theme of her party. It was really fun to decorate and to be able to match her scrapbook layout it even better.


To view this weeks Newest MDS Downloads click here.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April Pals Hop - Mother's Day Theme

Welcome to the April PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Wonderful Wedding and Mother's Day projects for your inspiration! You've likely hopped over from Martha Stewart, www.seasonsofstamping.com, I'm stop number 3 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 paper crafted 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!



I Love this clean and simple Mother's Day Card. I made up a few of these for my daughters friends Mothers. It is always nice to receive a handmade card for Mother's Day.

Stamp Sets: All Holidays (WM-114916)

Cardstock: Old Olive (100702), Early Espresso (119686), & Daffodil Delight (119683)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Little Leaves Embosslit (114511), 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (118874), & 1” Circel Punch (119868)

Perfect Touch: 1 ¼” Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon (119961)

Extra’s: Snail (104332)

All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

1. Carmen Sublasky, www.creativestamptuary.com

2. Martha Stewart, www.SeasonsOfStamping.com

3. Stephanie Uzee, You Are Here

4. Barbara Chatzkel, www.takeoutpaperarts.com

5. Joan Norris, http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/clearlycreative/blog

6. Mary Fish, http://www.stampinpretty.com/

7. Sue Bendinsky , www.mycolorcreations.com, sue@mycolorcreations.com

8. Joanna Munster, www.inspiredbystampin.com

9. Mike Funke, www.stampin-style.com

10. Melanie Collins, http://www.oopsadaisy.typepad.com

11. Nina Dee, www.deesignsbyninadee.blogspot.com

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Barbara Chatzkel,www.takeoutpaperarts.com , stop number 4 on the April PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Welcome Baby for PP42 & SSSC112

I have combined 2 challenges together for today's card. As soon I saw the Paper Players color challenge I knew I wanted to create baby card. I know 5 expecting Mother's! This weeks sketch challenge from Sweet Sunday was perfect for the Stamp Set I wanted to use.



Stamp Sets: Animal Stories (WM-116716), & Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Hostess Level 1 CM-121955 WM-121897)

Cardstock: Baja Breeze (111352), So Saffron (105118), Poppy Parade (119793), & Whisper White (100730)

Ink: So Saffron (105213) Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), & Stars #2 Die (113461)

Perfect Touch: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (119262), & Neutral Designer Buttons (119743)

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

All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Strength & Hope for SSC198

It is a beautiful Saturday Morning here in Upstate NY. The birds were up early and so was I. This was a really quick card to put together using the Stamping411 Sketch today. I also found a new Friday Mashup Challenge Blog that is to use Butterflies with Dimension.

I love the huge Butterfly image in this Breast Cancer stamp that will be in the upcoming Summer Mini. For every Strength & Hope Stamp set purchased Stampin' Up will donate $2.00 to the BCRF (Breast Cancer Research Foundation). How cool is that!! Stamp Sets: Strength & Hope (Summer Mini Sneak Peak)

Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953), Rose Red (102544), & Chocolate Chip (102128)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Rose Red (101778), & Versa Mark (102283)

Cool Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (119853) Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasions Mini 122332), Subtles Designer Buttons (119745), & Linen Thread (104199)

Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mojo185 with PPA88

I have combined 2 challenges for today's card. I used the Mojo185 Sketch Challenge and the PPA88 Color Challenge. The colors gave me a little trouble but in the end I think I was able to pull them together.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes (WM-115370) Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Daffodil Delight (11983), & In-Color DSP (IB&C Hostess Level 1 121028) Ink: Pear Pizzazz (119874)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Blossoms Petals Punch (121808), Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), & Scallop Border Punch (118402)

Perfect Touch: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon (Occasions Mini 122332), & Basic Pearls (119247) Extra’s: Snail (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Stampin' Up! Updates

The Stampin' Up! Clearance has been reloaded with lots of great deals at 60% off. Check it out while supplies last ONLY. Order online here.

    Also while ordering from the Clearance Rack you can purchase Grab Bags! Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.
  • Grab bag orders can only be placed on-line. Click for my on-line Stampin' Up! store.

  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.

  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.

  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

  • Not all grab bags will be unique.

  • Spend $20 in Stampin' Up! products and qualify for the Spring is Blossoming Promotion.

  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

Item # Description


125873 $5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)


125874 $10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)


125875 $15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)


Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions please feel free to email me!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fun Flowers for Stamping411 Sketch# 197

This is a quick post today for the Stamping411 Sketch Challenge #197. I have had a house full of girls all day from a sleepover last night and was able to break away for a little bit to create this quick Birthday Card. Now I am headed out the door to shop for party decorations for my 12 year olds Birthday Party next Saturday(more girls all night/day).
Stamp Sets: Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Hostess Level 2 CM-121955 WM-121897) Cardstock: Not Quite Navy (101722), Baja Breeze (111352), & Paisley Petals (April 1-30 Stampin’ Up! Promotion) Ink: Not Quite Navy (103008)

Cool Tools: Big Shot (113439), Fun Flowers Die (Occasions Mini 121812), & Eyelet Border Punch (119853)

Perfect Touch: Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), & Metalic 3/16” Brads (119741) Extra’s: Snail (104332), & Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) All Products/Images used are Stampin’ Up!


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Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming Promotion

Today is the day that you can pre-order these 2 fabulous items from the Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! From today April 1st - April 30th you can either purchase these items or earn them for FREE!
Here are some samples...

Order Online and spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.

Host a$350.00 Workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE! Email me for details if you are in the Upstate NY area and would like to have a fun filled night out with your friends stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and dont miss this Pre-Order Special!