Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A Fun and Simple Handmade Birthday Card--Cardmaking at Its Most Fun!

Hey, Stampers!

Here's a quick and easy birthday card for anyone on your list!  Love the colors and the festive elements of the balloons and confetti!  Here is a list of "ingredients":

  • It's My Party--Birthday Stack from the Spring Occasions Catty
  • Palette for paper, ink and markers:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron (You can just as easily use Pool Party)
  • Baker's Twine Combo Pack
  • Scalloped Tag Topper
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Suite Sayings Stamp Set (Spring Occasions)
This is the perfect "stack a stamp and keep some on hand" project and it's so darn cute!

Happy Stampin' Hugs!

Have a happy week and check out this week's Weekly Deals below:

Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$33.00 $24.75
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!
Price$5.00 $3.75
Blossom Bunch Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$18.00 $13.50
Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set-Mount by Stampin' Up!
Price$48.00 $36.00
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!

Price$3.00 $2.25

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Quick, Elegant, Masculine Handmade Valentine!

Hello, Stampers!

Are you a couple of valentines short for the upcoming holiday?  Here's a quick and easy one, using various neutral shades from the Stampin' Up color family.

The card base is chocolate Chip.
  • The card front is Crumb Cake run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.
  • 3 "Sweethearts" punched from Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.
  • Neutrals Candy Dots add just the right touch without being too frou-frou!
  • Don't have the stamp you need?  Well hopefully, you can dust off your My Digital Studio program to get the colors and fonts that you love!  Just print it out on your choice of SU Neutrals Cardstock and sponge a little Chocolate Chip around the edges.
  • Don't forget your Dimensionals--easily the best "pop-ups" available.  They are just the right height and use the entire sheet.  (3 sheets to one pack!!)

Here's a quick look at this week's Weekly Deals Savings!
Easter is coming!  The Treat Bag Dies have a savings of $10!!
Weekly Deals

Crazy about You Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Price$39.00 $29.25
Decorative Label Punch by Stampin' Up!

Price$18.00 $13.50
Gold 1/8 Ribbon by Stampin' Up!

Price$5.00 $3.75
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Price$40.00 $30.00
Snow Friends Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Price$27.00 $20.25

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Directions For Big Shot Die Brush!! Bloomin' Love Valentine with Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and Free Designer Paper for the Envelope!

Hi, Stampers!

Here's a really pretty card that we made at the SOS Stamp Club and Titusville Art League stamping classes.  Sweet and simple and an unexpected color combination for Valentine's Day but WOW!!

I love the Blackberry Bliss ink and cardstock for a really dramatic and yet, clean design.  Remember, to have virtually perfect release of paper bits from the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit and the paper heart itself, I recommend this lineup:  (So nice to dispense with the parchment and dryer sheets!!!)

  • Magnetic Platform
  • Impressions Plate ****Be sure to offset the Magnetic Platform and the Impressions Plate so that you don't have to use a crowbar to separate the 2!
  • Cardstock or Designer Paper
  • Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die
  • Single Plastic Cutting Plate (Only 1!!)
  • Crank it forward and back 
  • Then roll over die (paper side down) with your Big Shot Die Brush!   Go 2 different directions! You'll be amazed!!

Happy Stampin' Hugs!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CASE'ing Going Globa! Cardmaking Fun With New Occasions Products!

Hi, Stampers!

I confess to happily case'ing one of wonderful projects wee got to make at November's OnStage Event in Tampa!  I immediately fell in love with the Going Global Stamp Set, the Going Places 6" x 6" paper stack and the World Traveler Textured Impressions Folder.  We made these cards in my classes last week.  Some were valentines, some were birthday cards and some were congratulatory cards.  How versatile can one group of products be???!!!

We lightly inked the top inside folder of the embossing folder with the Crumb Cake Stamp Pad, inserted the Crumb Cake 4" X 5 1/4" paper, ran it through the Big Shot and got really interesting results in each case.

I really LOVE creating with my stamp groups!  They are all so creative and fun to be around!!  Lucky me and counting my blessings!!

I wish you a glorious, creative week!

Stampin' Hugs and Smiles,

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flying High With the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, The Sky Is the Limit

Hello, Stampers!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  It's been a fun week with my Art Gallery Classes, Stamp Club and the Titusville Art League Stampers!  

To top it off, 5 of my fabulous stamping friends and I took a little "road trip" yesterday to take a class together in Port Orange.  What a wonderful time we had, enjoying the creative and organizational talents of Oksana Semenska!  We made five fabulous projects and enjoyed her gracious hospitality.  Oksana is wonderfully creative and I encourage you to enjoy her work.  You can see the projects we made and so much more  at

Here is one of our Art Gallery cards!  Simple, clean and masculine, using Circle Scallop punch outs from the Going Places 6" x 6" Spring Occasions stack.  I LOVE those papers!  We fussy cut our biplane, from Going Global, and topped it off with Linen Thread.

Here's wishing you a creative and inspirational weekend!

Stampin' Hugs and Smiles,

Friday, January 29, 2016

You Can Never Have Enough Pretty--Card Making Polka Dots and Pictogram Punches

You Can Never Have Enough Pretty!
Hi, Stampers!

Here's another of our cards from the Cocoa Beach Library Stamping Crew.  Such a fun and capable group of gals!  They are so kind and helpful to new students!  No wonder that I love what I do!!

I love the clean simplicity of the Whisper White on Basic Black and the In-Color DSP was perfect with Lost Lagoon perfect polka dots!  I'm sure you recognize the Scalloped Tag Punch Cuts and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punches.  Quick Tip!!!  Need black rhinestones for the centers of your flowers?  Just grab your permanent black Sharpie and you'll have as many as you need in no time!!

I hope you've found some inspiration for your stamping!!

Stampin Hugs,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cocoa Beach Florida Cardmaking Class-Petite Petals Valentinea

Hello Stampers!

Here's a bird's eye view of one of our cards from the latest Cocoa Beach Library Stampers' Class.  Such fun!  We used the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Folder on our heart cut out and used the Petite Petals stamps and punch to create both the Rose Red flowers and the Mossy Meadow stamped leaves.  

Our DSP is from the beautiful Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love those papers--48 sheets of 6 X 6 double sided pretty!!

Our "love" stamp is from Best of Love, sadly retired but always in my heart and my stamp collection!!  :)

Have a happy and creative day!!