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August 2012

Out On a Limb with the Owl Punch

I have not played with the Owl Builder punch in a while.  I decided I needed to pull it out after seeing this blog post.  I knew that I could recreate what she had done using my Stampin Up! products.

Owl bookmark card

I punched the owl and then cut around it leaving about 1/4"around the owl.  I attached the owl to the layer just around the head area. 

Owl bookmark card close up

I cut a slit along the branch and slipped the the owl into the slit.

Owl bookmark card slit

The card is held closed by the cute 1 1/4" scallop punch. 

Owl bookmark card closureStamps: Best of Everything, Up, Up, and Away
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Punches: Owl Builder, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1" circle, 2 1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die
Extras: Pearls, Rhinestones

Here's looking at you!

Owl bookmark cardpeeking

Nothing cuter than a little owl to mark my spot.

Owl bookmark

I am a little behnd in my emails.  I am going to catch up today.  So, if you have not heard back from me not to worry you will soon!  If you have any questions please feel free to email me, post a comment or post on my Facebook page.   "Owl" see ya soon!


Scentsational Season and the Festival of Prints

Recently I went to a fun gathering of SU demonstrators, one thing about SU demostrators they love to get together ,share ideas and of course, stamp!  We all brought a "shoebox" project.  The card I am sharing today is from a shoebox shared by Mary.   I love the use of the Festival of Prints DSP pack  and the adorable Scentsational Season stamp set.  Thanks Mary for the super cute card!  

Scentsational Season 1

The basic layout is what Mary designed and all I added was the little tag in the front.  Does the tag shape look familiar?

Scentsational Season tag 1

Have you figured it out?  You are so smart!  It is the mug shape from the Holiday Collection framelits die.   Just another way to use those cute framelits.  When you purchase the Scentsational Season stamp set and the Holiday Collection Framelits together you will save 15%! 

Stamps: Scentsational Season, Petite Pairs
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prints DSP
Big Shot: Holiday Collection Framelits
Extras: Silver Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon

Remember to say "Bundle it Up" and save 15% and besides what would the Scentsational Season stamp set be without the Holiday Collection Framelits?  That would be like Kanga without Roo, Starsky without Hutch, , and me without you!  


Googly Ghouls Valentine card?

I know, I can feel your eyes rolling at the very idea of Valentine's Day!  The only reason I even dare mention this is in case you are on the fence about purchasing the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  If you are like me I am always thinking about how I can use the stamps I have for other occasions.  I wanted the Googly Ghouls set and so I needed to figure out ways to use it other than  just for Halloween.   After some brainstorming this is one of the ideas I came up with.  Hope you like it!

Googly Ghouls valentines
Here's the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Googly Ghouls valentines

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Black Stazon
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Red Glimmer paper
Punches: Owl Builder (small heart),  Small Heart
Big Shot: Heart Collection Framelits,Perfect Polka Dot folder
Extras: Googlies

What other occasions can you see using the Googly Ghouls stamp set for?  Anyone for Happy Mummy's Day?  I would love to have more ideas to show that  Googly Ghouls is not just for Halloween!   To order your own set go to my online store and be sure to share with me all the fun and creative ways you come up with using this set!

Festival of Prints DSP

Did you notice the Festival of Prints DSP Stack on page 20 of the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog?  I love this little stack of paper.  There are 48 sheets in the stack: 4 eqach of 12 double sided designs.  Each sheet is 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".    This turns out to be a pretty convenient size for both card making and mounting your photos for scrapbooks.  I also like having a lot of design choices within the same color palette.

Festival of Prints class card 2

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Ink Chery Cobbler
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prints DSP stack
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, 2 1/2" Circle punch
 Big Shot:  Perfect Pennants, Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Extras: Pearls 

I have my downline meeting so I need to finish cutting the paper for their make and takes.  This reminds me that you only have 1 week left to take advantage of the fun Spooktacular Project Kit Offer.  This is such a fun project that you will receive in addition to your Demonstrator Starter kit.  I would love to talk with you about being a Demonstrator so call or email me and I would be happy to answer any of your questions.  

Comfort Cafe DSP and a Challenge

Did you miss me?  I feel badly that I said I was going to be a more  consistent blogger and then promptly went silent.  The past week was a good example of life happening and just having to  accept and doing what needs to be done.  

I have been away from my stamp room and to get back into the stamping and blogging groove I decided to do a challenge.   This is the challenge I chose.   Here is the sketch by Mary Jo aka Technostamper.


Mary Jo's sketches are  very clean layouts and I really like that.  Here is what I came up with using the sketch.

MJChallengeComfort cafe8-22

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: Cajun Craze
Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze,  Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP, In Color Designer Paper Stack 2012-2014
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, 2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants die
Extras: Basic Pearls 

MJChallengeComfort cafe side 8-22

I liked this sketch so much that I made another card with different DSP and I am posting it on my Facebook Page.  I was excited to see that I hit 100 likes on my  Facebook page, thank you!  Once I get a few things taken care of I will post a little giveaway to celebrate.  After all we need to celebrate all we can!  Thanks again for checking in!


My Digital Studio 2


SUper cute video with great ideas for your next event!  You can get a free trial of My Digital Studio 2 by going to my online store and clicking on the free trial.  You will get 30 days to check out this fun, versatile and better than ever Digital Scrapbooking program.  Check it out!

Stippled Blossoms Birthday

Stippled Blossoms houndstooth

I like the pairing of the Houndstooth DSP and the pretty feminine floral images.   Are you wondering where the Houndstooth DSP is from?  It is part of the Festival of Prints DSP Stack on page 20 of the Holiday Catalog.   The Holiday Catalog is full of so many wonderful products.  I hope you are loving it as much as I am!  

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, One in a Million
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Pretty in Pink
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Extras:  1/4" Stitched Early Espresso Ribbon

Stippled Blossoms houndstoothinside

Here's the inside of the card.  Don't you love the sayings?  I think it is so nice to have the option of having a sentiment both on the front and inside.

Stippled Blossoms houndstoothbow

Did you know that there was an Early Espresso ribbon with  Pretty in Pink stitching?  Pretty cool huh?  Well, I actually colored in the white stitching with a Pretty in Pink marker and Voila a custom ribbon!  This is a fun little trick to have in your stamper's tool kit.

Thanks for checking in with me and I will see you tomorrow!  If you have any questions let me know!



Same Layout Different Stamps-Googly Ghouls

I hope you liked yesterday's card because I am using the same layout for today's card!  If you haven't figured it out yet I am having a lot of fun with the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  I hope that by using this fun set in so many different projects you will have  LOTS of different ideas on how to use the set.  I think it is a great stamp set to have and be sure to check out the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle.


In the Ghoulish Ghouls Bundle you will receive 20 printed double sided tags (10 each of 2 designs), 10 glassine bags, 50 adhesive backed googly eyes(love these!), 10 pieces of Pumpkin Pie and White Baker's Twine, and the Googly Ghouls stamp set.   If you choose the Clear Mount stamp set the bundle is only $16.95 and the Wood Mount stamp set  bundle is $20.95.  

     Googly Ghouls SS Case

Stamps: Googly Ghouls, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Basic Black  pad and marker, Tangerine Tango marker
Paper: Tangerine Tango card stock, Very Vanilla Card stock, Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Big Shot: Labels Collection Framelits
Extras: Neutral Glimmer Brads, Rhinestones, Black Sharpie, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon 

Googly Ghouls SS Case close

If you need any supplies to get your Halloween cards started be sure to go to my online store.  If you need any assistance you know how to find me!

CASEing Stampin' Success

Stampin' Success is a monthly magazine Stampin' Up sends their demonstrators and I look forward to receiving my copy every month.   The magazine offers lots of stamping ideas as well as business ideas.  Today's sample was pretty much cased from the Stampin' Success.  I did change the framelit and the stamp set but I loved the color combination and layout so those are  the same as in the magazine.

Best of Everything SS case

Stamps: Best of Everything, Pursuit of Happiness
Ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo ,Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink, Gumball Green Stampin Write Markers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Big Shot: Hearts Collection Framelits
Extras: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon, Rhinestones 

     Best of Everything SS casecloseup

The Stampin' Success publication is just one of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator this just may be the right month.  In addition to a customizable kit you will also receive this fun Halloween project!


If you have any questions please contact me and I would love to talk with you about becoming a Stmapin' Up Demonstrator!  


Papiillon Potpourri and a Color Challenge

Hard to believe that I am posting 2 days in a row!  I am working on posting more consistently and now that most of our summer travels are over it feels possible.  To achieve this I know I will need some inspiration.  I found the Dynamic Duo Challenge  and knew I wanted to participate.  The challenge this week is to use Certainly Celery and Pretty In Pink.  You can also use neutral colors like Black, White, Vanilla,  Crumb Cake aka as kraft.  On my stamp table I had the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit die, Loving Thoughts and Papillion Potpourri stamp sets.    The die is brand new to me which is why it was on my table and the 2 stamp sets were not completely mounted which is why they were on the table.  I started to think about what Designer Series Paper I had that would fit in this challenge and that is how I came to use the Natural Composition Specialty DSP.

Pip & cc card

I love the embossed detail on the Natural Composition Specialty DSP.  The little shine adds a lot!

Pip & cc bfly closeup

Here's a closeup of the butterfly.  I wanted a little glitz so I stamped the butterfly on Card Stock Vellum and embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder and layered in on the Pretty in Pink butterfly.

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, White Craft Ink
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Natural Composition Specialty DSP, Certainly Celery, Card Stock Vellum
Punches: Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die
Extras: Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Rhinestones

Pip & cc card side

Hope you are having an inspired weekend!  If yoou need any supplies be sure to go to my online store and while you are there be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!