Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebration Basic Kit - Banner Scrapbook

Happy Monday!!!  I just realized that I hadn't shared my June Scrapbook Club project yet here on my blog as I was getting ready for my July project:)  So here it is.  I wish I could get credit for this adorable scrapbook but it goes to a talented SU demonstrator Robin Merriman.  I spotted her scrapbook in the Stampin' Up! Hospitality Room on the Caribbean cruise and took a couple of photos, and gave it a try. 

The base of the scrapbook is made with two pennants from the Celebration Basic Kit (see page 202).  Isn't it so clever?  The kit comes with 15 pennants so you can make 7 scrapbooks with one kit.

There are other materials such as printed goodie bags, printed tags and jute twine included in the kit.  I redesigned mine by adding some die-cuts, other paper (Flashback DSP and Fancy Foil Designer Vellum) and stamped sentiments/images since I didn't have the same stamp sets and other materials Robin used for her scrapbook.  

I used one of the printed bags to make a pocket which I added two pages with a circle tab.  As I recall though Robin's scrapbook used more than one bags but I had to use only one bag in my scrapbook since I was limited to one Celebration Basic Kit for my Scrapbook Club. 

Celebration Basic Kit (133007, $14.95)

Supply List
Stamps - Postage Due, What's Up?, Hip Notes, Really Good Greetings
Paper - Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Flashback DSP, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Ink - Real Red, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, StazOn Black
Tools and Accessories - Celebration Basic Kit, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (13378), Postage Stamp Punch, Angled Tap Topper Punch, Antique Brads, Epic Day Washi Tape (131269)
Big Shot - Project Life Cards & Labels 135707), On Film Framelits (132969), Banner Framelits (132173)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will give it a try to make your own.  It's really a fun project.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Work of Art Butterfly Card

Happy Friday!  Here is a very artsy card we made at my recent workshop.  Isn't it gorgeous? 

To create this card we used two sets of stamps.  The Work of Art Stamp Set is so amazing and very popular among my customers.  I can't seem to put my stamp set away....  It's a must-have stamp set in my opinion!!!  The big flourish design in the background is from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set

I love this color combination - Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, and Mossy Meadow!!!  They are from the new 2014-2016 In Color Collection

Supply List
Stamps - Work of Art, Everything Eleanor
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, StazOn Black
Tools and Accessories - Venetian Crochet Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Markers
Big Shot - Zig Zag Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit

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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Flower Patch Note Cards with Step-Up Variations

Hi Stampers!  I have three cards to share with you today from my June Card Club workshops.  All three cards were made using the Flower Patch Stamp Set and Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527).   My first card shown above is cased from the new catalog (see page 155).  I just added some basic pearls and baker's twine to mine. 

My second card here has some dimensional flower and leaves using the Flower Fair Framelits (133731).   I also added some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim (132983). 

Look at this one!!  My third card has more dimensional look with a little more stamping and die-cutting. Isn't it gorgeous???

Here is a close-up photo for you.  Isn't it amazing how you can step up your creation by layering more flower pieces.  The Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set makes it easy for you!  It has 19 stamps in the set and coordinates with Flower Fair Framelits DiesMake sure to get them as a bundle and SAVE 15% (Bundle Item #136788). 
Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set ($25.95)
Flower Fair Framelits Dies ($24.95)

Bundle & SAVE  Flower Patch Photopolymer Bundle ($43.25)

Supply List
Stamps - Flower Patch Photopolymer
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, So Saffron, Bermuda Bay
Tools and Accessories - Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Basic Pearls
Big Shot - Flower Fair Framelits

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

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Be the "Rock" Star Card with Stars Decorative Mask & NEW Weekly Deals

Hi Stampers!  Have you seen the new Decorative Masks in the new catalog?  I've been having a lot of fun creating a fun background effect on my card.  For this "Rock Star" card I used the Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask Set with a Sponge Dauber and Hello Honey ink pad.  It's very easy to use and clean.  There are two sets available - Hearts & Stars (133777) and Dots & Stripes (133775).  Each set comes in 2 designs and sized to fit an 8" x 8" scrapbook page.  They are only $2.95 each set. Unbelievable!!!  You've got to get these!!!  So fun!!!  I have to give you a warning's very addictive!!!! 

I love this new stamp set called "Be the Star" and the two coordinating products - Stars Framelits Dies (133723) and the Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack (133778).  I used one of the Star paper-piercing template to add a bigger star design on my background and placed a smaller stamped star image with Dimensionals.  I also stamped two smaller star images and placed them with Dimensionals. 

Supply List
Stamps - Be the Star
Paper - Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Ink - Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist
Tools and Accessories - Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask, Sponge Dauber, Eclectic Paper-Piercing, Paper-Piercing Tools/Mat, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, 1" Circle Punch
Big Shot - Stars Framelits Dies, Zig Zag Embossing Folder

Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks

Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks
Eclectic Paper Piercing Template

NEW Weekly Deals

Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!

Weekly Deals
June 24 - 30, 2014
while supplies last!

 Click HERE to see them on my Online Store.

I hope you like my project today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mosaic Madness Butterfly Card

Hi Stampers!  I have a gorgeous card to share with you today.  We made this card at my recent workshop.  I was inspired by a card in the new catalog (see page 163).  I changed a little bit and came up with this.  I love this color combo - Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso and Whisper White

Can you see the white embossed front panel has a stamped image?  I needed to add some color to the white color so I stamped an image from my favorite Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  Love it!!!
Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set
Mosaic Madness Stamp Set

Petite Pairs Stamp Set

Supply List
Stamps - Mosaic Madness, Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories - Mosaic Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Basic Pearls
Big Shot - Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder

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

Friday, June 20, 2014

Memorable Moments Star Birthday Card

Happy Friday!  Here is one of my Big Shot class projects we are making next week.  I had so much fun creating this card using the new Star Framelits Dies (133723).  Isn't it so adorable?

I was inspired by a card in the new catalog (see page 135) and changed a little bit to add the greeting so that you can see this beautiful glimmer paper inside of the smallest star die cut.   

We will be also making a custom envelope with the new Be the Star Stamp Set and Vellum Card Stock using the Envelope Punch Board.  FUN!!!

Big Shot Classes 

June 25th (Wednesday)  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 26th (Thursday)  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you are in the Sequim/Port Angles area and wish to attend one of my Big Shot classes, please contact me ( to reserve your spot.  I will send you a confirmation via email.  Class fee is $5 per person.  Space is limited.  Please bring your basic tools and adhesive with you. 

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Blue Ribbon Happy Retirement Card

Here is a card I created for my youngest son's teacher who is retiring after 35 years of teaching today.  I feel so fortunate that she was his teacher for her last year.  He had a blast year!  Thank you Mrs. LaBeaume!  Have a fabulous retirement!!!

I had so much fun making this card.  Love the color combo (Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Crumb Cake).  I thought the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder was a perfect choice for a second grade teacher.  Did you know Stampin' Up! has a new alphabet rotary stamp in the new book?  It was one of the pillow gifts from the cruise and I used it to stamp "teacher" since I didn't have any teacher word stamp.  Lucky me!!!

Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769, $14.95)

Supply List
Stamps - Blue Ribbon, Alphabet Rotary Stamp (133769)
Paper - Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, 2013-1015 In Color DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral
Tools and Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Calypso Coral Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Big Shot - Banner Framelits, Alphabet Press Embossing Folder, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

NEW Weekly Deals

Happy Tuesday!  Here are the newest Weekly Deals for you!

Weekly Deals
June 17 - 23, 2014
while supplies last!
Click HERE to see them on my Online Store

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

Work of Art meets Moonlight DSP & DSP Product Share Update

Happy Monday!  Have you seen the new Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack in the new catalog yet?  It's my favorite DSP pack this year and I'm not surprised to see it on the current backorder report:)  According to the report, their next estimated shipping date is around July 28th.  Bummer!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Work of Art, Something to Say
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Tools and Accessories - Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Basic Rhinestones, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities Markers

2014-2015 Designer Series Paper Product Share Update
I currently have 2 packages of the new DSP product share packs.  This is all what I have left until the Moonlight DSP becomes available late July.  If you are interested in getting one or both,  please contact me ( before they are gone.  

Price:  $22 (shipping & tax included) - Local Pick-Up

Each package contains the following:

1) Specialty Designer Series Paper (Page 184)
  • Typeset - 12 sheets of 6" x 6" (2 each of 6 double-sided designs)
  • Gold Soiree - 6 sheets of 6" x 6" (1 each of 6 double-sided designs)
 2)  Designer Series Paper Stacks (Page 185) - 1 each of 12 double-sided designs
  • Moonlight - 12 sheets of 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
  • All Abloom - 12 sheets of 4-1/2" x 6-1/2"
3)  Designer Series Paper (Pages 186-187) - 48 sheets in total of 
6" x 6" (1 each of 6 double-sided designs) from each collection listed below:
  • Flowerpot
  • Flashback
  • Sweet Taffy
  • Confetti Celebration
  • Park Lane
  • Maritime
  • Lullaby
  • Back to Black

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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Open House Display Projects, Lucky Stampers, and Favorite Recipes

Happy Friday!!!  Here are some display projects I created for my open house.  This card was made to showcase the new In Color collection.  I love these colors!

I had so much fun making this card.  I got to use one of the fabulous pillow gifts from the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation.  The What's Up! Stamp Set has become one of my favorites in the new Annual Book. 
Here is a beautiful display that my dear friend Whitley came up with!  She volunteered to come to my studio the day before to decorate my studio. 

I LOVE her idea of displaying the new Blendabilities Markers wrapped together in each color collection with a pretty ribbon!!!  She is so talented!!!

Lucky Stampers

Here are the lucky Stampers who won one of the door prizes:
  • Leslie D - Always Elegant Stamp Set
  • Carolyn L - Assorted DSP Pack
  • Whitley S - Punched Posies Stamp Set
  • Helen S - Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set
  • Sue C - Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set
  • Beth O - Assorted DSP Pack
  • Jan K - Assorted DSP Pack
  • Amy H - Reason to Smile Stamp Set

Open House Favorite Recipes

Beet Salad 
  • 2 cups drained 3 Bean Salad
  • 1 bunch chopped scallions
  • 2 cups chopped drained can beets
  • 1 cup or so mayonnaise
  • 4 chopped hard boiled eggs
Starting with the bean salad, layer the ingredients in order as listed.  Garnish with parsley or onion stem.  Chill overnight so pink is absorbed into eggs. 

Broccoli Salad
  • 3 bunches raw broccoli
  • 5 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 7 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup or less sugar
 You can prepare ahead but only add together no more than 1 hour ahead. 

Rice a Roni Curry Salad
  • 1 package chicken flavored Rice a Roni
  • 1/2 green pepper (diced)
  • 1 small can black olives (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp or more curry powder
  • 1 small jar marinated artichokes (cut)
  1. Cook rice as directed without butter.
  2. Drain artichokes but reserve liquid.  Combine liquid with mayonnaise and curry powder.  Blend well and set aside.
  3. Combine black olives, green pepper and green onions.  Stir in dressing.
  4. Fold in artichokes.
  5. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. 

I also decorated the door to my studio.  We found this cute banner & hello decoration on our stateroom when we got on the ship.  Isn't it so cute??? 

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