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June 2012

Sneak Peek: Reason to Smile

I have a fun sneak peek for you of a set that will  only be  available for the month of July.  This 2 step stamp set, Reason To Smile is easy to use and  is yours at an incredible price!  In July when you purchase $50 worth of Stampin' Up!  merchandise you can then purchase this set for $5!  Incredible deal right?  I think that is why they named the set Reason to Smile because because everything about it will bring a smile to your face!

Reason to Smile DaffDel polka dot

Stamps: Reason to Smile, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Daffodil Delight from the Polka Dot Parade DSP
Punches: 1 3/4" circle punch
Big Shot: Large Scallop Edgelit, Delicate Designs Folder, Chevron TIEF
Extras: Dazzling Details, Brights Designer Buttons, White Baker's Twine

I am still playing catch up and also getting ready for a class on Saturday so I better get going!  If you need a Reason to Smile you can place your order on my online store on July 1 and get this wonderful set for $5!


Serene Silhouettes Birds on a Branch

I am back from a quick trip to Spokane.  It was a great visit and I got to  stamp with friends and it was wonderful catching up on all that has been happening.  Miss you all!  In all my excitiement I forgot to take pictures!  I hate when I do that.   

Here's a quick sample for you while I get caught up from being away.

Serene Silhouettes Birds

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Tiny Tags
Ink: Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, First Edition Specialty Paper
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle Punch
Big Shot: Fancy Fan TIEF, Perfect Pennants, Finishing Touches Edgelits
Extras: Black Taffeta Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and time is running out on this special.   If you ever have thought about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator this special is a great one.  IF you would like more information call me or send me a message!  I would love for you to be a part of my Stamp Ladies group!


For the Birds in a Pocket

I was cleaning up my craft table and found a stash of DSP pockets.  These must have been leftover from when I made this card.    I still had my cute For the Birds set out and I think they are just made for each other.

For the BIrds pocket

Here's a close up of the little birds.

For the BIrds pocket closeup

I did seperate the images and the sentiments and the set is  more versatile than ever!

For the BIrds pocket inside


Stamps: For the Birds, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black Stazon, asst Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Brights Collection DSP stack ( I highly recommend oredering the different color collections of stacks. You will always have DSP that coordinates!) 
Punches: 2 1/2" circle, Owl Builder, Scallop Edge Border
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants
Extras: Dazzling Details, White Organza ribbon

Time to get the weekend going!  I am having some stamping fun and hope you will too!  If you need any stamping supplies well, you know who to contact!


Papillon Potpourri

There is nothing quite like a good mail day!  There are so  many ways to communicate with friends and family but I still love getting beautiful mail.  You know the feeling of opening up the mailbox and seeing the usual assortment of junk and hidden among the junk you see an envelope with actual handwriting on it!  You know it is going to be good, no doubt about it.   Here's what was in my mailbox the other day.

Papillion Potpourri Limda M

This was sent to me by Linda Macpherson.  Linda is a SU! demonstrator in Maryland and if you follow my blog you know that I met Linda on a SU trip to the Big Island.   I call her the best souvenir from that trip.   Linda is a big believer in the power of a handmade card.  She not only believes but actually send them too!   Awesome, right?

I will do my best to list all the goodies Linda used to make the card.
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes, Just Believe
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue,  Daffodil Delight
Punches: Boho Blossoms
Big Shot: Fancy Fan TIEF, Floral Frames Framelits 
Extras: Brights and Regals Brads, Crochet Trim-Victoria 

I love it and am trying to follow her example and send more cards.  Thanks again Linda!


Pleasant Poppies

Did you know that poppies can be almost any color?  In fact at the Rhododendron Garden in Federal Way, WA you can see blue poppies!  I missed them this year but will be sure to see them next year.  Even knowing that there are many colors of poppies I still  think of them as orangey-reddish, don't you?   

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip front jpg

Today i bring you Pleasant Poppies in Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Ripple.  Pleasant Poppies is a big background stamp.  In the new Stampin' Up! catalog you can get selected background stamps in the clear-mount option!  I think that is a winner!  Not only is it less expensive but I have a use for block size F!  

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple,  Midnight Muse In Color DSP stack, Watercolor paper
Extras: Aqua Painter, Vintage Faceted buttons, Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon 

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip ribbon

I wanted you to see the gorgeous faceted buttons.  These are beautiful and really add  some elegance to your projects.  Also the stitched satin ribbon is just so easy to work with and just plain yummy!  I cheated here and tied a bow with the Raspberry Ripple ribbon and attached it to the button with a glue dot. 

Pleasant Poppies rasp rip side view

I stamped the Pleasant Poppies on the inside of the card.  It looks wonderful as a focal point and also as a background.  

It is a beaurtiful day and after i go for my walk i will be in the craft room getting ready for a weekend of stamping fun!  I might have to take my paper cutter out to the back porch so I can enjoy the sunshine while I cut paper.  Have a creative day and be sure to tell me about it!

Happy Father's Day and Serene Silhouettes

I stamped this card last week and was not sure I liked it so I slept on it.  No, i did not put it under my pillow but waited to look at in  the morning with fresh eyes.  Well, after 2 more sleep on its I am still not sure but if I don't share it today I will have to wait a year.  So here goes!

Serene Silhouettes fathersdayStamps: Serene Silhouettes, Delightful Dozen, Woodgrain
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze
Paper: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Comfort Cafe DSP
Extras: Regal Brads

Hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating the fathers in your life!  

Serene Silhouettes

Love this stamp set, Serene Silhouettes!  Not only does it have gorgeous images but I now know how to spell silhouettes!  Seriously, I knew this set was coming to my house.  I wanted the first card with this set to be something simple and clean and I hope I accomplished that.

Serene Silhouettes vanilla,gray,red full

I am going to date myself and share the "voices" that were singng in my brain when I stamped this...I stamped once, twice, three times the image and I love you... Okay I hope my singing did not scare you and that you caught the reference.  Before I embarrass myself further here are the supplies I used.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes and Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Real Red
Big Shot: Fancy Fan TIEF (I am SO happy this is an embossing folder!)
Punches: 1 1/4" square punch
Extras: Rhinestones, Red Sharpie, Black Taffeta Ribbon

Serene Silhouettes vanilla,gray,red close

Now that I have embarrassed myself by sharing my singing and the songs that roll around in my head I best end this post!  Wait, did you notice I changed the look of the blog?  What do you think?  Good change, too much, let me know or I might have to sing again.

For the Birds

This sweet stamp set, For the Birds was one of the first sets  I knew I had to have.   Those little birds and all those sayings just spoke to me.   I felt like I needed a set that was fun and easy to color and could be used for lots of different occasions.  Back in the day that set was Nice and Easy Notes and more recently Easy Events and this year I am choosing For the Birds.   I am still trying to decide if I want to trim the sentiments  and have them seperate from the image.  What do you think?

For the Birds support marina mist front

If the layout and elements look familiar it is pretty much the same as yesterday's post.  I had the DSP strips already cut and so I decided to just go with it.

For the Birds support marina mist

A little peek of the inside with just a strip of the Marina Mist Polka Dot Parade DSP and some glitttery red hearts.

: For the Birds, Friendly Phrases
Ink: Black Stazon, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Polka Dot Parade DSP. Red Glimmer Paper
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle, Owl Builder (little hearts)
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants, Perfect Polka Dot TIEF
Extras: Aqua Painter,  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Here's something to remember as you are going through your day.

For the Birds support marina mis closeupt

Have a fabulous day and thank you again for checking in with me and for your support!

Little Friends, Again

If you have "liked" my Facebook page you know that I chased down the UPS truck and now have some new stamping supplies in the house.  So, you might be wondering why I am featuring the Little Friends set again instead of something new.  I decided that I needed to finish up coloring all the images in the set, no more uninked stamps for me! I will say that the Little Friends set has grown on me and I am glad that I decided to give it a try.  It is a fun set to color and great practice.  Now I know some of you are thinking that there are 3 main images and so where is the  one of the 2 little girls?  I posted that sample on my Facebook page.  

Little Friends boy

Does this layout look familiar?  Go and check out page 53 of the 2012-13 Stampin' Up catalog.  Yes, I used the layout for the Little Friends set sample!  I have looked through the catalog many times and have begun marking all the ideas I want to "borrow"and there are a LOT of markers!  

Here are the products I used:
Stamps: Little Friends, Curly Cute, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Black Stazon,  asst Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Real Red, Whipser White, Crumb Cake, ,Polka Dot Parade DSP (love!), Watercolor paper
Big Shot:  Labels Collection Framelits, Chevron TIEF (love!) 

Little Friends boy side

Have a fabulous day!  I will be staying in and playing I mean "working" with all my new stamping goodies so excited! Be sure to contact me if you don't have your own 2012-13 Stampin' Up catalog.

Little Friends

Sorry I went missing the past few days.  We just got back from vacation on Sunday and I have been working on getting life back in order.  I had hoped that my order of new Stampin' Up goodies would arrive today but unfortunately it was delayed and will arrive tomorrow.  So, today I stamped with a set that I won last May on the SU cruise.  I was and still am mixed on this set.  

Little Friends Tempt Turq

This is not my usual style of stamps.  It was definitely fun to color and I really enjoyed doing that but I am just not sure.  
Stamps:  Little Friends, Bring on the Cake
Ink: Black Stazon, Watercolor Crayons
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Brights Patterns DSP, Watercolor paper
Big Shot: Labels: Collection Framelits
Extras: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Brights Buttons, Aqua Painter

Keep your fingers crossed for me that my order will arrive tomorrow and that the man in brown will arrive earlier than usual.  If you need a catalog let me know I will make sure you get one!