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January 2012

Two-A-Days and Thank Goodness for Swaps!

My stamp table is covered over with "stuff"!  I need to uncover the surface of my stamp table before I can stamp anything new.  Does this happen to you?  It is on my list to do right after I complete my blogging Two-A-Days.  In the meantime all I can say is thank goodness for swaps!  The cards I am going to share with you are from a swap the stampers on my team; Stamp Ladies made. The swap theme  were for items  in the Sale-A-Bration and/or the Occasions Mini Catalog. 

I am going to share the cards from the stampers in Spokane first since they probably have not received  the card package I sent.  I want them to see it in person first before seeing it on a blog.

SL1-12 swap LisaK
This lovely card was stamped by Lisa Kirishian.   I love the colors and how she blended the Mixed Bunch set,  the Fresh Vintage set, even the Elementary Elegance set,  some of my favorites!  She also used the Blossoms punch and the Framelits Labels Collection.  The DSP(Designer Series Paper) is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and is called Everyday Enchantment and I can say this is one of my all time favorite papers!


SL1-12 swapSunny
This beauty is from Sunny Hasler.  She also did a wonderful job of mixing the different products.  I can see the Tea Shoppe set, the Everyday Enchantment DSP, the Pleated Satin Ribbon , and the brads and ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack.  Don't ya love the folded down corner?  It is those little details that can make such a big difference.

Hope you are inspired by these two great cards as I was.  I will be sharing more from the swap over the next few days.   Off to clean my stamp table and I will be back for more Two-A-Days tomorrow!  Hope you have been enjoying the extra posts!

CPC Bursting with Spring Gift Box and Card

Sometimes you need a really special gift box for a really special person!  Here is a pretty one that you can use!  With its generous size and decorative top, you will be just as pleased to present this box as you are with whatever you choose to place inside.  The recipient of this "bursting with Spring" gift box will surely consider it a keeper.  The coordinating greeting card is the perfect accompaniment with plenty of visual interest on its own!

Bursting-with-Spring-Gift-Box-&-CardThis pretty project comes to you designed by Regina!  To get the instructions for Regina’s project, just subscribe to January! 

Check back later in the day for another posting!   Two-A-Days is not something I would want to do all the time but to get caught up it is a necessary task.   See ya soon!

Mixed Bunch and the Two-A-Days

Day Two of the Two-A-Days!  Here is another card using the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossoms punch.

Mixed bunch plaidI am so happy with how this turned out!   This just makes me think of springtime which is a good thing since it is raining like crazy right now and it is definitely still winter. 

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch and Pursuit of Happiness
Inks: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, and Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper (seriously I would love to have a lot more of this plaid!)
Punches: Blossoms punch
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits Die
Embellishments: Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon, In Color Polka Dot brads, Basic Rhinestones 

Hope you are having a fantastic day!  See you tomorrow!




CPC January Bonus Project Valentine Petal Pouch and Card

This super large Valentine Heart Pouch can hold a load of fabulous treats for your Valentine!  It has accordion folded sides that give it lots of room inside, and the ribbon hanger on the top make it a super cute door hanger treat too!  The matching card makes this a great gift for any sweet Valentine!

Valentine Petal Pouch & Card

This fun Valentines project comes to you designed by Julie!  Are you wondering how you can get the directions to this fabulous project?  Here's how you qulaify.   To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to January, and meet one of the other bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting our badge/blinkie on your blog, or referring a friend and letting us know when they subscribe!

Mixed Bunch in Many Colors

One of the  stamp sets I really wanted to order from the Occasions mini was Mixed Bunch.   Love bold flower images and with a coordinating punch what could be better?  I had to wait since this set was the one we were going to receive at the Leadership Meeting.   I am still finishing up the make and takes from Leadership featuring this set and i will show them to you as the week continues and I complete them.    I had to stamp some samples of my own that have been rolling around in my brain since I first saw the set.   Here's the first design card I stamped.

Mixed bunch punch out concord
Here it is in another color combination.

Mixed bunch punch out peach
and another...

Mixed bunch punch out calypso

I liked it so much that I made it another color combination but that one is for a swap I am in so I will not show that one yet.  This is a super easy card and I think it lends itself to lots of occaisions.  

Here are the different color combinations: Concord Crush and Black, Peach Parfait and Not Quite Navy, and Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade.  The polka dot DSP is from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stacks.  The brads are either Glimmer Brads or the Everyday Enchantment brad and ribbon combination from Sale-A-Bration.  If you have any questions about the supplies drop me an E and i will get it answered.  hope you are enjoying the Two-A-Days! 



Blogging Two-A-Days

I am running behind but I am working on it!   One of the things I need to catch up on is showing you the projects available to you  when you subscribe to Craft Project Central for the month of January.  So for the next few days I will be doing  blogging two-a-days.   Like that term, two-a-days?  I learned it from watching Friday Night Lights, which I still am sad is no longer on the TV schedule.  This means I will be posting twice a day!  Once to show you  another cool project from Craft Project Central and another to show you something I have been working on.   Ready?  Here we go!

Check out this clever, useful and pretty project from the creative mind of Carrie!

Rag Quilt Stamper's Tote
Isn't this a perfect tote to take with you for a fun day of stamping?  I can see it filled with your favorite tools and projects to work on.  If you want all the details on how to make this fun and functional tote all you need to do is go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of January.    

Check back with me later today  or better yet subscribe to my blog feed.  How?  Go to the upper left hand side of the blog and right below the graphic you will see,  Home, Archives, Profile, Subscribe.  Click on subscribe and you will be just a few steps away from being a subcriber to my blog posts.  If you have any trouble doing this let me know and I will try and help.   See ya later!


CPC Origami Valentine Box & Card!

Here’s a cute little origami box and card that you can make up, fill with a treat, and give to your special little Valentine next month!  The origami box is easy to make and can easily be adapted to any occasion depending on the paper design that you use!  This project is also a fun class or club project!

Origami Valentine Box & Card
This pretty Valentine project comes to you designed by Kim!  I am looking forward to making this project.    To recieve the instructions to make this project  and 9 others go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of Janaury.  

Catching Up!

Yes, I am back from Stampin' Up's Leadership meeting.  It was a wonderful event and I had the best time.   Stampin' Up! really knows how to show their demonstrators a good time.   I met a lot of people and learned  a lot from the presentations but also from talking with other demonstrators and you know me I like to talk.  I  missed most of the snow and ice that was happening back home in Washington. Hard to believe that Jim went cross country skiing around our neighborhood!  It was a shock to see all the tree damage that occured during the storm. 

I have got to share something with you.

I am pointing to the wrong name but look at the second name.   That's  me!  I won a $100 Shopping Spree from Stampin' Up!   Thanks Carolyn for the picture!  I am pretty excited and am trying to decide exactly what I want to order.   What would you order?  So many possibilites!  

I have a lot more to share with you so stay tuned.  Oh yes, I picked a winner from the online orders placed while I was at Leadership and Laura S you are the winner of the January tutorials from Craft Project Central!  I will send you an email with all the details.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking in on me.  Remember to sign up for my new mailing list just go to the upper left hand corner of the blog to sign up.  

Back to Reality

Homeward bound!  Yup, I am winging my way back home.  Back to reality.  One of the things I have on my list to do when I get back  is to start working on my newsletter.  I need your help.  If you are on my E-mail list  and want to continue to receive newsletters from me you will need to sign up again to be part of my new list.  What?! I am trying out a new email newsletter service and closing out my other one.  Here is what you need to do.  Go to the upper left hand side of the blog and fill out the form under "Join My Mailing List".  It does not take much time to do and then you will be signed up to receive my newsletters.   I am sure there is an easier way to do this but I have not figured it out yet so please scroll up and fill out the form.  

If you signed up to be apart of my newsletter list since mid December you do NOT need to do anything.  

Thank you and if I figure out an easier way to do this, I will let you know!

Flowers and Butterflies

There's something about know my stamping friend Mary Ammar.  She made this card for the swap and I love it.

She used that lovely Everday Enchantment DSP and a brad from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad pack.  Check out the edge of the paper and the embossing too.  Don't ya just love that kind of coordination?  She used both the Edgelits die and the TIEF  Adorning Accents.  Very pretty card, Mary.

Here's a fun card from my friend Pam Stern.  Pam always has a fun take on things.  

Mixed Bunch
I love the way she made these butterflies with the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch.  If you look on page 16 of the Occasions Mini catalog there is another idea on how to make a butterfly using this set and punch.   Can I tell you that I really love the 3 different sizes of rhinestones she used for the butterfly's body.  I have totally adopted (aka CASED) this idea and have been using it on all my butterflies.  

Well, the party is almost over and I will be heading home.  I know my head will be swimming with ideas!