Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Summer Blog Hop - Stampin UP Style

Summer has arrived and I feel like I am melting. Unfortunately, my fat stores are not melting - despite the heat.  Maybe it is all the ice cream I eat to stay cool :)  Temperatures close to or over 100, and it isn't cooling down at night.  My poor bulldogs collapse halfway around the block and take lots of breaks to get the potty jobs done.  Here is a pic of one of my guys cooling off in front of the fan,
Riley hangin out in front of the fan

We have so many new toys and options with the new Stampin Up Catalog...I want to share just a couple I made with you

This card is a white on white.  I used the Irresistably Yours DSP and took a sponge dauber and some blue and yellow ink to make the three colors.  It surprisingly blended easily.  Simple and Fun!

This one uses the new stamp set Gift from the Garden.  I love all the little components of garden supplies.  Had to include as many as I could get. 

Now on to Jeanna's creativity spot!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Something Old, Something New

Anticipation of Stampin Up's new catalog for 2015-2016 always leads me to purchase too much of the preorder product available to demonstrators.  This year, I kept it at a minimum, but the product available is so great and versatile.  Starting June 2nd, You too, can purchase these products!  Here are a couple of items you will want.  The new in colors are bright and so fun to use.

This card went together quickly.  With great paper and stamps - you don't need hours to create a cute card. I love the new banner punch.  It creates the banner tail for 3 different sizes of paper.  Takes the guess work out of getting the tails even.  I also love love love the blossom accents.

Paper - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Cherry on Top DSP
Stamps - Friendly Wishes
Ink - Memory Box Black
Accessories - Black/white bakers twine, In-color blossom accents, Banner Punch

The other project is a cute gift bag.  We are now selling a great punch board that creates different size gift bags.  Even punches the holes for the handles.

Paper - Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top DSP
Stamps - Sprinkles of Life
Ink - Cucumber Crush
Accessories - Fringe Scissors, In-color blossom accents, Heart border punch, linen thread, Handpicked framelits, Dotted lace trim - watermelon wonder, Gift Bag Punch Board

Head on over to Jeanna Bohanon's Blog to check out her creations.




Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Hop through the May Flowers

Doesn't quite have the same rhythm as tiptoe through the tulips does it?  I love spring time.  This shot is of the Salt Lake City Temple and a beautiful yellow poppy.   The flowers are blooming super early this year and I just had to get a shot of this little beauty.

Thanks for joining us on our blog hop!!!

I have chosen to showcase one of my favorite flower accent sets that we have.  Petite Petals and it's coordinating punch are one of my go to stamps and punches when I need a cute little flower accent stamp sets.

I have had this style of card in my mind as soon as I saw the file table dies in the catalog.  Not used in how they were initially designed, but I think it is a clever fun way.  I pulled out all the goods---ornate tag topper punch, banner dies, ribbons, twine, buttons, file tab die to name a few.  (I love toys!)
As you can see in the second image that the file tab is used as an insert to keep the card closed. 

I cut a small slot with my x-acto knife to insert the tab.  The other little flowers are from the stamp set called Pictogram Punches - retiring. 

Well head on over to Jeanna's blog for more flowers.



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Showers Blog Hop or April Fools Day on ME!


Yikes!  It is time for our monthly blog hop and my crafting area looks like a bomb exploded.  I am in the middle of organizing and putting things where they belong.  I don't even have 6 inches on my work desk to create something for you....

So as of now - this is an April Fools Day post.  For being such a Fool and leaving it to the last minute.  
Come back tonight and I will have a couple of projects for your viewing.

Check out Jeannas April Shower Craftiness!

Happy crafting

Ta Ta for now

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A little March Madness Blog Hop

We find ourselves at the 1st of March with no idea what season Mother Nature wants it to be.  Our winter has felt like spring and as we approach spring, we are getting some of the winter that we missed.  I just hope that all the little flowering tree buds make it through!

This card is a combination of a couple of stamp sets, washi tape, tools and artisan embellishments.  They say stamping is cheaper than therapy, but I am not entirely convinced of that.  Maybe if we compare it to the worth of our sanity the costs balance out :)

Hop on over to Jeanna's spot to see what March Madness she has created.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Can You Say Sale-a-Brate Blog Hop

One of my favorite times of the year.  Stampin' Up's Sale-a Bration!  They always have the cutest stamps that you just have to get your hands on and the only way you can do it is to spend your money.  Can't think of a better thing to do with your extra pennies than to buy more Stamps, Ink and Paper.

I am showcasing a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day!

 What else do you do with a light bulb but turn it into a flower with a cute bow as leaves and a rhinestone at the center of every bulb to make it extra blingy-bright!  The blendabilities are also options you can choose for your free item.  Great for coloring those bright ideas.

Cute little house with red heart accents.  Add a gift card to center and it could be used for a wedding card or for a house-warming welcome.    The ribbon is also another option you can choose for a free item.

Hop on over to Jeanna Bohanon's blog - She has been at Stampin Up's leadership, so I am sure he has some great new ideas to show you.



Thursday, January 1, 2015

Its A Stampin UP Occasion to Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!!!

This Occasions catalog is full of such fun stamps and ideas.  It was hard to narrow down which products to use and show case in this post.  I also had to narrow down the ideas as I only had so much time to dedicate to stamping during the holidays. :)

I chose the mini treat bag.    This project uses some of the DSP from the Printed Blooms pak which you will want to get your hands on.  All The paper is so versatile and useful.  The stamp set used is from a Sale a bration set you can earn. 

OK Back to the mini treat bag.  There are so many cute embellishments included in the framelits kit you will be hard pressed not to want to add it to your collection.

I also used a new tag punch to add a fun border to the top of the tag.  The white ribbon is a white jute which is also in the new catalog.

There are two pieces that you cut to make the bag...shown here.  The framelit cuts and scores the paper for you.  All you have to do is fold it and glue it together.

 Once the tabs are adhered together you can use it for a delicious cookie, treats, or a little insert  card as I have done here.    You could add a gift card to the insert or a note.
All these cute little cut outs are from the framelits die kit.  See what I mean about wanting to add it to your collection?!?!?!?!
Here is another with the same stamp set, but adds a bow made with the bow builder punch.  The perfect size bow for a small project.
Head on over to Jeannas for some more sneak peaks at the Occasions Catalog.