Thursday, March 28, 2013

One in a Million - above & beyond Card

Here's a simple and clean card I'd like to share with you today.  It was actually one of the cards we made at Spring Workshop a few weeks ago.   I LOVE this One in a Million Stamp Set!  It has 10 sentiment stamps that are really nice to have in your "must-have" stamp collection.

I added a butterfly (Bitty Butterfly Punch) and a little flower (Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack) to embellish the card.  So simple!!!

One in a Million Stamp Set
wood-mount #126380 $26.95
clear-mount #126382  $18.95

Supply List
Stamps - One in a Million
Paper - Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Ink - Early Espresso
Punches - Bitty Butterfly (129406), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
Tools and Accessories - Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Piercing Mat & Tool, Basic Rhinestones, So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim
Big Shot - Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021)

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Oval Framelit Easter Bunny Basket

Don't you love these Easter bunnies?  They are so cute!!!  When I saw Carrie's Easter Bunny Basket on the Stampin' Up! corporate blog (click HERE to check it out!), I thought it would be perfect for my Big Shot workshop projects for Easter.  I had one class last night and the ladies loved it!!! 

Supply List for My Bunnies:

Big Shot - Ovals Collection Framelits, Petite Purse Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits

Stamps - Itty Bitty Banners

Ink - Basic Gray

Paper - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red, Basic Black, More Amore Specialty DSP

Punches - Small Oval, Large Oval, Owl Builder, Boho Blossoms

Tools and Accessories - Primrose Petals Ribbon, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Large Pearls, In Color Dahlias

Here is a list of the parts you will need:

Body - Ovals Collection Framelits (the fourth die from the smallest)

Hands & Feet - Ovals Collection Framelits (the smallest, cut in half)

Ears - Ovals Collection Framelits (the smallest-Crumb Cake card stock, Large Oval Punch - More Amore DSP)

Egg - Small Oval Punch, Owl Builder Punch (heart), Itty Banners Framelits (banner)

Basket - Petite Purse Die (125606)

My next Big Shot workshop is tomorrow March 28th from 1 pm at my studio.  There are still a few spots available.  Please contact me if you wish to attend. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

This and That! Save 15% & NEW MDS Downloads

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Limited Time Only Bundle Offer (March 23 - April 30, 2013)

Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30.

Happy Tuesday NEW MDS Downloads!!!

Did you know that MDS 2 and MDS 2+ are being renamed to simplify to MDS and the price of the software has been greatly reduced from $79.95 to $19.95? WOW!!!

April Showers Wallpaper Digital Download - #133473
Enjoy this FREE desktop wallpaper all April long!!! 

This and That Epic Day Kit- Digital Download #133465  $11.95
You Made It Grad Greeting Card Template - Digital Download #133527 $2.95

April Showers Kit -Digital Download  #133472 $9.95
Embark Graduate Ensemble -Digital Download #133467 $12.95

Click HERE to view more MDS Downloads!

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


Monday, March 25, 2013

Secret Garden Oval Window Card

Happy Monday Stampers!  I'm excited about today's card to share with you.  Isn't this pretty? 

These beautiful flowers are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in the Spring Catalog. Did you know there is a coordinating framelits set to easily cut out stamped flowers?  And if you bundle them together, you will save 15%!!!  What a great savings!!!

Secret Garden Stamp Sets
  • #129141.....$25.95 (wood-mount)
  • #129144.....$18.95 (clear-mount)

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
  • #129372.....$24.95

Secret Garden Bundle (Stamp Set and Framelits)- a 15% Savings!!!
  • #131100.....$42.95 (wood-mount)
  • #131099.....$36.95 (clear-mount)

This is actually one of my Big Shot class projects this week.  So if you are local and wish to attend one of my classes, please contact me.  The class fee is $5 per person.  Space is limited.

Big Shot Workshops
  • March 26th (Tuesday) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • March 28th (Thursday) from 1 pm - 3 pm

Dates: March 25 - 31, 2013

Jump into Our Spring Fabric Frenzy! Today's the day! For one week only, all of our beautiful Designer Fabric is 50 percent off!

Retail Price
Sale Price
Essentials Designer Fabric
$ 29.95
$ 14.98
Floral District Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Comfort Café Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Summer Smooches Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Twitterpated Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Timeless Portrait Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Beau Chateau Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Spice Cake Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Flirtatious Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
Tea for Two Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
More Amore Fabric
$ 9.95
$ 4.98
*2013 Spring Catalog

Need ideas for using fabric? Click below to watch a video with fun ideas.

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

Friday, March 22, 2013

Oh, Whale! Thanks a Ton! Card

Happy Friday!  Here is a thank-you card featuring the Oh, Whale! Stamp Set from the Spring Catalog.  Isn't is so adorable?  Did you know this set has 4 greeting stamps that are cute and versatile??? 
  • Thanks a ton!
  • Whalecome!  (perfect for baby cards)
  • Get whale soon.  (guaranteed for a smiley face!)
  • Whale you be mine?

Supply List
Stamps - Oh, Whale!
Paper - Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink - Marina Mist, Melon Mambo
Tools and Accessories - Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool & Mat, Basic Rhinestones
Big Shot - Ovals Collection Framelits, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Happy Whale Clearlits Die

Don't forget today is the last day of Sale-a-Bration! You don't want to miss out.....

Upcoming Events
  • March 24th (Sunday) 2 pm - MDS Introduction Class (FREE)
  • March 26th (Tuesday) 6:30 pm - Big Shot ($5 per person)
  • March 28th (Thursday) 1 pm - Big Shot ($5 per person)
Please RSVP to reserve your spot.  Space is limited. 

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

Thursday, March 21, 2013

By the Tide Masculine Card

Here is a simple masculine card to share with you today.  We made this card in my Card Clubs this month and I was so surprised how popular it was among the ladies.  I totally underestimated once again!!! 

I had a request to demo different types of ink pads in the clubs so this was a perfect card to show the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad which works best when it's stamped on a dark card stock.  I stamped the script image in the Illuminate Glimmer ink at the right bottom corner.  It really stands out the shimmery effect.  It's gorgeous!!!

Do you see Mr. Lobster?  I have to give credit to my dear friend Whitley for the idea to add him inside or back of the card.  It's so cool!!!  Thanks Whit!!!

Supply List
Stamps - By the Tide, Essentials (Spring Catalog)
Paper - Naturals White, Midnight Muse, Brushed Silver
Ink - Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Illuminate Glimmer
Tools and Accessories - 3/4" Circle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Midnight Muse Ribbon
Big Shot - Square Lattice Embossing Folder

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

Monday, March 18, 2013

"NEW" Spring Surprise Bundle

Happy Monday!  How about another NEW bundle offer from Stampin' Up!?  Spring is definitely in the air, and we can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!

We've bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!

Dates: March 15 - May 30, 2013

#133899  Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear)
#133897  Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
#133898  Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear)

 If you already have the punch, you can just get the stamp set!!

#129090  A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)
#131682  Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
#131616  Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear)
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

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


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Patterned Occasaions - Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

Here is a cute gift card holder we made in my Card Clubs last month.  I knew my Club ladies would love this card but I totally underestimated how popular it would be!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Patterned Occasions (Sale-A-Bration)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Real Red, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Markers - Early Espresso and Real Red
Tools and Accessories - 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Crimper
Big Shot - Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Patterned Occasions Thanks a Ton Card! & Free Stamp Set of the Month

Isn't this so cute?  This card was one of the projects we did at my Mystery Hostess Party last Friday.   Thank you to those ladies who made it a fun night of crafting with lots of laughs and great food!!!  I had a blast time!!!  We had to send my husband to a grocery store for some dessert during the party!!!  Now you really wonder how much fun we had!!!!

Free Stamp of the Month - February 2013

Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in February. I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and the lucky stamper is .... Erica M from Sequim, WA to receive the Million-Dollar Moments Stamp Set. Congratulations, Erica!!!

It's a new month and time for a new free stamp set giveaway. This month's stamp set is A Cherry on Top.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Swallowtail Champagne Mist Card

I'm so excited to show you one of the Card Club projects we are creating this month.  I was inspired by the sample card shown in the Spring Catalog.  Thanks to Stampin' Up!, they listed the instructions to make this card absolutely stunning in the catalog.  Did you notice that (see page 19)???? You've got to try this out!!!

I LOVE this new technique!    If you like to come and learn this great technique at one of my workshops as a guest or wish to join the club, please contact me. You will create 2 projects for FREE with an order of $15 or more (before shipping and tax). Space is limited. I will send a confirmation back to you via email.
Here is my Card Club Schedule for this month:
  • March 11th (Monday) - 10 am
  • March 19th (Tuesday) - 6:30 pm
  • March 20th (Wednesday) - 10 am (sorry this club is full)

I used the new Simply Scored Borders Scoring Pate and the Bitty Butterfly Punch to dress up my envelopes. 

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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Meet Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!  It's an actual kit (not a download), ready to make!!!

How to Get Started:
It's easy to get started.  Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it.  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.


  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
  • A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

    The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block (Block D-$8.50 value)!
    Click HERE to begin the creative escape today or to learn more!  One more thing...don't forget to pick me as your SU demonstrator!!! 
    Try Me—You'll Like Me
    Afraid of commitment? Too much pun'kin for you to handle? You can try me and I'll visit just once. (But I know you'll want me to come back every month.)
    • I'm $16.95 (plus shipping).
    • I've got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create beautiful projects.
    • I'm all cut, measured, and ready—with instructions included. (Don't worry, I'm easy.)
    Thank you for stopping by today.  Please contact me with any questions.  Have a great day!!! 

    Wednesday, March 6, 2013

    Spring Workshop - Don't miss out!

    Guess what I have for you today???  Here are the samples of the all occasion cards (only 5 cards shown here, 7 cards in total) we will be creating at the Spring Workshop on Saturday, March 16th.  In addition to the cards, we will be creating a beautiful keepsake box. 

    Spring Workshop

    Date:  March 16th, 2013 (Saturday)

    Time:  9 am - 5 pm

    Place:  Elks Lodge, Sequim

    Cost:  $50 per person  (Tickets are available at Doodlebugs or contact me)

    Don't miss out!   Hurry and get your tickets while they are still available.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good day!!!

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013

    Flowering Flourishes Scrapbook Club Project

    Here's the first page of 2 page-layout project we made at my Scrapbook Club workshop last night featuring the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set.  Isn't it pretty?

    At my Scrapbook Club workshops we use Big Shot machine ALL THE TIME.  In fact, I usually have 4 machines out at the Big Shot station.  For this project we die-cut/embossed card stock, patterned paper, chipboard, and etc....  It's so much fun!!!

    Here is the second page which is designed to be stored in one of the 12" x 12" Divided Page Protectors. 

    Supply List
    Stamps - Flowering Flourishes, Fabulous Phrases, Bloomin' Marvelous (SAB)
    Paper - Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Twitterpated DSP, Whisper White
    Ink - Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
    Tools and Accessories - Markers (Old Olive, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Little Labels Punch Pack, Extra-Large Tag, Boho Blossoms Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Basic Gray Ribbon, 1/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade), Subtles Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Jumbo Pearls, On Board Sheets
    Big Shot - Labels Collection Framelits, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim, Typeset Alphabet Bigz, Floral Fusion

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

    Friday, March 1, 2013

    Stampin' Up! Photopolymer Stamps!!!

    What a great way to start a new month with a totally "BRAND-NEW" product from Stampin' Up!!!

    Meet our new stamping family - "Photopolymer Stamps."

    We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

    What makes them so great?
    • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
    • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
    • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
    • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
    • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
    • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
    #132956 Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set ($13.95)

    The Fine Print
    • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don't plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
    • Available on all order types beginning March 1, 2013.
    • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.
    • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don't forget you can store them in our clear cases.

    I can't wait to get my set to check it out.  If you are interested in this brand-new product, consider participating in my Mystery Hostess Party event and include this set in your $75 order.  You will receive one Sale-A-Bration item with your $75 order (before shipping and tax) plus one of the fabulous bonus gifts.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Mystery Hostess Party event. 

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