Friday, March 30, 2012

Scented Cherry Ice Cream Cone Card with Custom Envelope

Happy Friday! smells so good.  I wish you could smell this Cherry scented card.  This card was one of the projects at the Spring Workshop a few weeks ago.  We applied the Cherry Scented Emboss Powder to the stamped image to add an extra touch to the card.  Love it!  Stampin' Up! offers two more scented emboss powder to choose from.  Can you guess?  Vanilla and Melon!!  It's perfect with the Mouthwatering Stamp Set.

Mouthwatering Stamp Set
(Occasions Mini Catalog)

We also made this envelope using the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  You can make a custom envelope in a few minutes with this Diagonal Plate.  It's so cooool!!

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Everybunny Easter Card with Pinwheel

Hi Stampers!  Have you noticed that I love this Everybunny stamp set?  It's so cute....I can't get enough of it.  Anyway today's card is one of the cards we made at my Card Club workshop this month.  I love watercoloring....and think it was one of the first techniques I learned when I started stamping.  I also have noticed every time we watercolor in my class, it gets so quiet!  Yeah, it's true...even with my Tuesday night gals.  Shhhhh, don't tell them I said that!!! 

Everybunny Stamp Set

The pinwheel was created using the Send Me Soaring stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  We stamped four "kite" images and cut out with scissors (sorry, no punch!) and then adhered onto a 1/2" circle punch-out to secure.   We added a decorative brad in the center and a cute embossed heart from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits.  We cut a skewer about 3" long with scissors and secured with Mini Glue Dots. 
Send Me Soaring Stamp Set
(Occasions Mini Catalog)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Apothecary Art Gift Card Holder Trio

Hi there!  I love this color combo (Soft Suede, Pool Party/Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and a touch of Daffodil Delight) - really a beautiful color scheme! 

This card holder has an opening on top so that you can pull the tag and write your message or attach a gift card. 

The photo doesn't show you in detail but the frame shaped image was heat-embossed with the Gold emboss powder and then colored in with markers.  It's really beautiful. 

That's it for today.  I have tons of things to do before tonight's Big Shot workshop.  Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card Wrap

Hi there!  This was a last minute idea I came up with the moments before my Card Club was scheduled to start last week.  I just realized the regular size envelope did not really look attractive for the card we were about to make.  So I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper Pack and made this beautiful wrap and band using the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.   Let me tell you I thought the Diagonal Plate was my life saver!  It took me only a few minutes to make the base.  I dressed up the band with this gorgeous Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  Love it!

Here is the photo of the card with a tea bag and the wrap we created in our workshop.  I hope you will try it yourself and make someone special smile!!  Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Basket

Happy Monday!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I had a very relaxed/productive weekend.  Larry went fishing OVERNIGHT (yeah!!!) with Ayden and his fishing buddy from Whidbey Island who keeps telling me "his" room (my stamping studio) is getting too "g**".  Anyway, the boys had a great time and came home with some fish. 

I was working on my Big Shot workshop projects while they were gone fishing.  Let me tell you I was having so much fun making this Easter Basket.  I learned how to make this cute box at the Leadership in January and finally gave it a try.  The basket itself is cute enough but I wanted to dress-up for Easter.  Isn't it so adorable?  I can't wait to show it to Ayden!!!

Anyway if you would like to make this cute Easter Basket, I have 2 spots left for my Thursday's workshop.  My Wednesday's workshop is full .  We will be making another gift box in class too.  Should be fun!!!

Class Update (3/26/12 9:20 am) - Thursday's workshop is full.  I have 1 spot left for Wednesday's workshop.
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, March 23, 2012

NEW! Spring/Easter Class Announcement

Happy Friday!  Here is the photo of the two projects for the Spring Easter Class.  There will be a mystery project we will be creating in class.  I'm offering two classes so please specify your class date and class option when registering for the class.


Date & Time
  • March 31st (Saturday) 1 pm - 4 pm
  • April 1st (Sunday) 1 pm - 4 pm

Class Options

  • Option 1 - $20 (class only)
  • Option 2 - $38 (class and Send Me Soaring clear-mount stamp set)
  • Option 3 - $39 (class and Everybunny clear-mount stamp set)
  • Option 4 - $57 (class and both stamp sets)

Class Location - Meg's Stamping Studio

Class Projects
  1. Easter Pop-Up Card -  Let me show you how to create this fun and dimensional card.
  2. Spring Mini Purse - So adorable!!!  Try the brand-new Petite Purse Die from Stampin' Up!  It will be available for purchase on April 1st. 
  3. Mystery Project
How to Register and Deadline - Please contact me by phone or email with your class date and class option.  I will send you a confirmation via email.  Space is limited.  If you are signing up with stamps of your choice, please register by March 26th (Monday), so that I will have the stamps ready for you by the class date. 

Send Me Soaring Stamp Set (Occasions Mini)

 Everybunny Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card

Hi there!  Here is another project from the Spring Workshop.  This is my favorite one.  The butterfly was made using the new Blossom Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

This is how it's done to convert a flower punch-out into a butterfly.  The Island Indigo punch-out was used and layered with a patterned paper piece to make it more dimensional.  We used an Antique Brad to secure these two pieces.  Don't you love when  you can make something totally different from the same punch?  

I LOVE, LOVE and LOVE the large flower image.  It's so pretty!  We used the Rock and Roll stamping technique to achieve the two colors (Baja Breeze and Island Indigo) on the image. 

Rock and Roll Stamping Technique
  1. Tap stamp on light-colored ink pad.
  2. Press edges of stamp in a rolling-motion on darker ink pad, being careful not to ink the center of the stamp. 
  3. Stamp your image.

  • Always use the lightest colored ink first to avoid getting dark ink on your light ink pad.
  • Clean your stamp each time.
  • This technique works best when using a bold stamp image.

That's it for today.  It's going to be a busy day for me.  I have my Tuesday Night Card Club workshop tonight.  Can't wait to see their reaction to the projects I created for them to make tonight.....  So cute!!!  Anyway thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts
Paper - Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
Punches - Blossom
Tools and Accessories - Antique Brads, Basic Pearls

Monday, March 19, 2012

6" x 6" Holder with Pen

THANK YOU to everyone who attended the Spring Workshop at Carrie Blake for making it a huge success and a fun day of crafting with friends and family!  It was a blast!!! 

This was one of the projects we did at the event.  Can you see the pen?  It even has a matching patterned paper inside.  I really like the pleated satin ribbon on the flap of holder.  It adds an extra fancy look.  Love it!

We also made a 3" x 5" note card with a matching envelope to go inside of the holder.  We used the Mixed Blossom Stamp Set and the Blossom Punch to punch out the stamped flower. 

Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (Occasions Mini Catalog, page 17)

NEW! Blossom Punch (125603, Occasions Mini, page 17)

Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808)

Here are the other two holders using the same designer paper pack (Twitterpated Designer Series Paper) from the Occasions Mini Catalog (available through April 30, 2012).

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!

Supply List
Stamps- Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini)
Paper - Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (125406), Note Cards (107311)
Ink - Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Punches - Circle Punches (3/4" and 1"), Blossom, Blossom Petal Builder
Tools and Accessories - Crop-A-Dile, Riding Hood Red and Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Twitterpated Designer Buttons, Page Protectors (104521 or 103687), Sticky Strip
Big Shot - Fun Flowers Die (121812), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Adorning Accents Embossing Folder Set (125601, Occasions Mini)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Everybunny Pop-Up Card

Hi there!  I had so much fun creating this pop-up card yesterday.  I had been thinking about making a pop-up card for Spring theme and then found this cute stamp set called "Everybunny" which I purchased sometime ago but never had used it till yesterday.  Does this ever happen to you?  I think I need to come up with a rule that don't put new stamps away till use them at least once!  What do you think?  I think I will give it a try.

Here is the photo of the inside.  Isn't it cute?  I used two stamp sets to make this card.  They are "Everybunny" from the Idea Book (page 48) and "Send Me Soaring" from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The Everybunny stamp set is perfect for watercoloring.  I love the soft image of the stamps! 

I embossed the bottom edge of the card with the small hearts impressions from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (set of 3) to add more textured look.  I really like the result. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Stamps - Everybunny and Send Me Soaring
Paper - Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - StazOn Jet Black, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Lucky Limeade
Markers - Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, River Rock, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Punches - Decorative Label, Modern Label, Cupcake Builder
Tools and Accessories -  Blender Pens, Basic Pearls, Twitterpated Buttons, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip
Big Shot - Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601), Fashionable Hearts Embosslits (125596), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I Stamped! Another Tea Shoppe Card

Hi Stampers!  This week has been super crazy for me trying to wrap up for this Saturday's all day event at Carrie Blake.  Sorry I missed a post yesterday.....I could only do either work on a new post on my blog or create a card.  Hmmmm, before I knew it I had the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set in my hand!!!  I don't know about you but making a card is definitely a therapy for me!!!!

This card was created using my favorite Tea Shoppe Stamp Set and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper from the Occasion Mini Catalog.  It seems I can't get enough of the stamp set these days. 

Sending a card with a tea bag adds a personal touch so I made two slits on the bottom section of the card to insert the tea bag. 

I love, love and love this Twitterpated DSP!  The colors are gorgeous and perfect combo with the pretty Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon.

That's it for today!  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Supply List
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Paper - Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizzazz
Punches - 1 3/4" Circle, 2 2/3" Scallop Circle, Modern Label, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Curly Label, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Tools and Accessories - Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stamping Sponge, Mat Pack, Exact Knife (discontinued)
Big Shot - Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tea Shoppe Card

Happy Monday, Stampers!  What a stormy weather!  It was so windy that kept me awake all night long.  I'm sooooo looking forward to a nice warm weather.  How about you?

I just realized that I hadn't posted this card here on my blog yet.  I made it a few months back using the Tea Shoppe Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini.  I love this color combo (Pool Party, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz). 

I also used the new Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die to make the decorative border on the bottom of the card.  It was really easy to do with the Rosette Die.   No more punching and scoring a strip of paper!!!  Just run your paper through Mr. Big Shot. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!

Supply List
Stamps - Tea Shoppe (Occasions Mini)
Paper - Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Attic Boutique
Ink - Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Punches - Modern Label, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Tools and Accessories - Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls
Big Shot - Designer Rosette Bigz XL Die (125594)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Send Me Soaring Card

Happy Friday!  Isn't this so cute?  I first started creating this card in Whistler while we were on vacation but couldn't finish it till we came back because I didn't have two punches with me.....  Let me tell you it was a torture for me!!! 

This is actually a very quick and easy card to make ..... and it is super fun!!!  The colors are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder - all from the 2011-2013 In Color Collection.

Send Me Soaring Stamp Set (Occasions Mini)

Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini)

Jelly Bean Brads (Occasions Mini)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Supply List
Stamps - Send Me Soaring (Occasion Mini)
Paper - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sweet Shop DSP
Ink - Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Punches - Scallop Oval (119856), Large Oval (119855)
Tools and Accessories - Blender Pen, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Jelly Bean Brads
Big Shot - Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die (125596), Adorning Accents Embossing Folders (125601)