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August 2011

If Sparkles Could Make You Better

Don’t you wish you never had to make Get Well cards?  I hate to hear about friends and family not feeling well.  If only sparkly, glittery cards would make them better! 

Sweets for the Sweet get well closeup There's a new shimmery, glittery paper in town!  Yes, this is a sneak peek of the Silver Glimmer paper that will be debuting in the Holiday mini catalog.  This stuff is so sparkly beautiful and the glitteriness stays on the paper!   Love it! 

Sweets for the Sweet get well

Stamps:   Sweets for the Sweet, SweetlySaid ( don't you love the get well sooner?)
Ink:  Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Stazon Black
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Brights Collection Patternes Designer Series Paper Stack, Old Olive, First Edition Specialty DSP, Sliver Glimmer paper
Punches:  Petite Penants Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Cupcake Builder (the little circles in the middle of the pinwheels)
Extras: Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, Bakers Twine White

I hope this card will at least bring a smile to my friend's face and make her feel a little better knowing I am thinking about her.  Hope your day will be full of glittery goodness!  If you need any glittery supplies you know where to find them, here at my online store or you can also contact me. and don't forget about my Online Rewards program.  



Make a Scene...a Beach Scene Magnet Board!

 Here’s a fun and fully functional 11" x 14" beach scene magnet board to hang in your office, a college dorm or to give as a gift!  Also makes a great play board for the kids!

Beach Scene Magnet Board

This cute poject was created by Anjii.   To get the instructions for Anjii’s project, just subscribe to August.  And please leave Anjii a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

Remember to enter the Craft Project Central Creating Pretty Cards Challenge.  It  is a great sketch and who knows you may win a $50 SU Shopping Spree!

Grill, Baby, Grill!

Look what's cooking at Craft Project Central! 

You asked Craft Project Central for more masculine projects, and CPC aims to please!!  Here is a very special recipe box, perfect for anyone who loves to grill!!  Open the grill lid and inside are recipe dividers and cards for a bunch of yummy recipes to cook on the grill!!  You’ll really wow the guys (and gals) in your life with this great grill recipe box gift!!

This fun project was created by Amanda

To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just  subscribe to Craft project Central for August. 

Craft Project Central Card Challenge #2

Remember I told you about the Craft Project Central Creating Pretty Card Challenge? This month's  great sketch  was created by Julie.  Here's the sketch to refresh your memory.

Card challenge #2 I didn't follow the sketch exactly but it's pretty close.

Cpc2always thankful1
I used a couple of sets from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.  The main image is from the set Always Grateful.  I have to thank Kivonne for pointing this set out to me.  I love the words and sentiment that comes with the set.  The  leaves are from another set in the Holiday Mini Catalog called Gently Falling.  Love it!  The DSP is called Spice Cake  and is quickly become one of my very favorties.  So, watch out you will be seeing it a lot! 

Here's the inside of the card.

Cpc2always thankful1 inside I love a 2 Step stamp set that doesn't require precise  placement to look good.   Hope you will go on over to Craft Project Central and participate in this month's challenge!  What have you go to lose? 

Under the Big Top Belated Birthday

I am late in getting my birthday cards for the month of August mailed.  Today I was able to get some stamping in and hopefully get these overdue cards in the mail.  I love this little seal balancing a birthday cake from Under the Big Top set.  I got the idea for the layout from the challenge at Stamping411.

Under the Big Top Stamps: Under the Big Top, Sweets for the Sweet, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Black Stazon, Watercolor Crayons, Tempting Turquoise and Real Red Stampin'Write markers
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Big Top Birthday DSP
Big Shot: Perfect Polks Dot TIEF
Punches: Scallop Edge border punch
Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain ribbon
Extras: Mini Silver brad, Dazzling Details (SU! finally has gotten some glitter glue!  Yes!  It is available in the Holdiay Mini Catalog.  This should make lots of people happy!)

The Big Top Birthday DSP is one of the Designer Series papers you can purchase with this months Buy 3 get 1 free promotion.  I know I will be getting another pack or 2!   Have a great Sunday and check back for another project from Craft Project Central!



We Have a Winner!

Sorry, I did not let you know earlier but it wasn't easy coordinating with the prize picker! I finally had the picker pick a name to see who would win the free subscription to Craft Poject Central for August.    Music please....  no drums just the sweet sound  stamps being inked....

002 Congratulations Jerri!  Send me an email and I will let you know how to redeem your prize! 


Craft Project Central Quilled Aster Flowers & Get Well Card

Areyou ready for another preview of a tutorial you will have access to when you subscribe to Craft Project Central?  

Quilled Aster Flowers with Get Well Card This project was designed by Julie Edmonds.  So cuute!  I want  my own bouquet of these!  Head on over to Craft Project Central and you can make your own flowers that are sure to brighten your day.

It's a Challenge

Sounds like I want to challenge you to a duel!  Actually  I  want to challeng you to participate in a challenge.  Did you know that Craft Project Central has a monthly challenge?  It is called the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge. 

Here's the sketch.

Card challenge #2
It is a sweet one!  This sketch was designed by Julie Edmonds and there is even a mini tutorial.

Here are some guidelines to help you with this challenge.

 Please Do!:

  • Share cards related to each month’s card challenge using Stampin’ Up! supplies only.
  • Post the card to your blog or other online forum (e.g. Splitcoaststampers).
  • When posting the card to your blog or other online forum consider using as a keyword CPCX, with the X representing the card challenge number.  E.g. For this our second challenge it would be CPC2.
  • Use the link tool below to link to your card (not just your blog, please).
  • Leave comments for those that share their card creations!

Please Don’t!:

  • Try to advertise with your creations.
  • Use non-Stampin’ Up! supplies, stamp sets, ribbon, accessories, etc. on your creations.

Craft Project Central reserves the right to remove submissions that don’t meet the above criteria, but  they don’t want to have to do that, so please do the do’s!

Each week the project designers will pick their top two favorites.  At the end of the month we’ll choose a random winner from our eight favorites, and the winner will receive a $50 Stampin’ Up! shopping spree!!

Pretty sweet huh?  I am going to work on a card to enter so come join in the fun and submit an entry too!

Remember to go to this post and leave me a comment for a chance to win a  free month of Craft Project Central  Iwill draw a name on Thursday evening and that person will win a subscription to Craft Project Central for the month of August!  You can  also go to my Facebook page and leave a comment there to be included in the drawing.   

Craft Project Central Creative Elements Gift Card Holder

Happy 1st day of August!    I was so excited to be asked to design a project for Craft Project Central.    Here is the project I designed.

Creative Elements Gift Card Book & Box

Gift cards are a popular gift and now you can dress them up to make them even more special.  You will receive this tutorial and 9 more when you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of August. 

Guess what?!  I have a subscription to Craft Project Central for the month of August to give away! Just leave me a comment here on this post or on my FaceBook page.  I will pick a lucky winner on Thursday. 

Have a fantastic day and stamp something cute and tell me about it!