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December 2012

Feel Goods and the Secret Garden

Do you ask yourself, do I really need another flower set?  What makes this floral set special?  Well, I am going to tell you why I bought the Secret Garden Bundle ( stamp set and framelits at a 15% savings!)  I think this is a really great floral set.  In the set there are 3 line  floral images  and 2 bold floral images.  This automaticaly makes it more versatile.  Somedays I like to color and  practice different coloring techniques and then there are times I want to make something quick and bold so with this set you have both of those options.  The other big reason is that there is a framelit that cuts out all the flowers for you and the leaf image.  I don't mind doing some fussy cutting but given a choice I would much rather have a die or punch.  When you purchase both the stamp set and the Framelits (Secret Garden Bundle) you will get 15% savings.

Feel Goods she thought

Stamps: Feel Goods, Secret Garden, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze,Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red , Old Olive
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP, Watercolor paper
Punches: Bitty Butterfly (must have)
Big Shot: Secret Garden Framelits
Extras:  Dazzling Details, Blender pen

Feel Goods she thoughtflowers

I love this saying and I know I will put it to good use.  There are a lot of occasions that this would be just the perfect sentiment. 

Feel Goods she thoughtbfly

This new Bitty Butterfly punch is my favorite.  I love how it coordinates with the Papillon Potpourri  stamp set.  I just realized that this card also is a mailable card.  

If you haven't received a copy of the Occasions catalog and you do not have a Stampin Up Demonstrator let me know and I would be happy to send you one.  



CPC Best of Everything Box and cards (December Bonus Project)

Today I am sharing the project I designed for Craft Project Central.  Have you noticed that so many things are cuter when they are little?   This project has 3 different mini (3" square cards) fun fold cards housed in a cute little box.

Dec12 coverpic

I had a blast making this box and mini cards set  and I hope you will too!  Subscribe to December at Craft Project Central to get all 10 tutorials !  Lots of crafting fun for you!

****Ooops!  This is actually the bonus project for the month of December.  To receive this tutorial,  just subscribe to December and meet one of the bonus project requirements of, subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting Craft Project Central know. *****

Bitty Butterfly Thank You

It is time.    Time to get everything tidied up and crossed off the list.  Time to write those thank you notes!  I have done the fun part of making the cards but need to get them written and in the mail.  

Beyond Plaid new bfly

Of course you knew I would have to sneak the Bitty Butterfly on the card but I also included a few other things that I got to pre-order from the Occasion catalog.  Yes, it is a perk of being a demonstrator after all who doesn’t like to be among the first to play with new stamps and accessories? 

Here’s the rundown of what I used.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Beyond Plaid, Secret Garden
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Black Stazon
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot DSP
Accessories: Pearls. Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon

Beyond Plaid new bflyside

If you have ever thought about becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator 2013 just might be the year for you to join.  It cannot hurt to at least think about it and if you have any questions about what it entails or what you need to do, send me an email and let's chat!  Enough said, I am now signing off to work on writing my thank you cards.  See ya tomorrow!


Just for You Bitty Butterflies

Did you go out and brave the crowds yesterday?   Good for you whatever you did!  I have a quick and easy card for you to help ease back into the craft room.   I am using a few products, 3 to be exact from the Occasions catalog that you can order from starting in just about a week.  I will try not to say it too often but I totally love the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I know what is there not to love?  It is small, cute and it punches out a stamped image, enough said.  

New bfly punch

The DSP (designer series paper) is called Sunshine and Sprinkles.  I love the bright, happy colors and patterns which will really help during our rainy and gray winter.  Isn’t it great, it can be dark and gloomy outside and all Sunshine and Sprinkles in the craft room!

New bfly punchside

I am sure you spotted the third sneak peek item...Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon!  Yes, it is yummy and also comes in Marina Mist and Old Olive.  Watch for a Ribbon Share once the Occasions Catalog goes live.  

That is it for today but I have more coming up so check back or better yet sign up to be a subscriber (it is free) and you will be notified every time the blog is updated.  How do you do that?  Just glance over to the left hand side of the blog and you will see an orange icon and next to it says "subscribe in a reader".  Fill in your email address and feedburner will take you through the process and get you all subscribed.  It is pretty cool and easy to do.  


CPC Desk Organization Set

Every year one of my goals is to be more organized than i was the year before. This set just might be the thing to help me  organize my desk for the New Year! The acrylic calendar, pen and post-it set is a compact, but mighty little set-up for your desktop. And the set of twelve note cards and envelopes, with it’s coordinating stand-up box will be handy when you need to send off a quick thank you! The complete set will not only get you organized, but also be a great gift to give someone for the start of their New Year too!

Desk Organization SetThis project was created by Julie .  If you would like the instructions to create this project and 9 others then go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of December.  

CPC Cardinal Luminary and Card

Who doesn't love a cute little cardinal?  This adorable card and luminary will brighten any room, just imagine them lighting  up your mantel. These would make such a cute gift .

Cardinal Luminary & Card
This project was designed by Laurie.  If you want to make some of these luminaries for yourself or as gifts, then go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to December.  You will receive a total of 10 tutorials for just $10!

Hearts a Flutter Sneak Peek

Today I have another sneak peek to share with you.  Not to worry you can start to order from the Occasions catalog starting on January 3.    

Hearts a Flutter rbwThe striped flag is a stamp and yup, there is a framelit to cut it out!  The set is called Hearts a Flutter and it has 5 heart images and 3 different flag images.  There is a matching set of framelit dies.  You can purchase the products seperately but if you purchase the bundle you will save 15%.  Bundling is a very good thing indeed.   This set makes it so easy to make little banners.  Yes, that is a warning i see a lot of banner cards in the future.  

Hearts a Flutter heart banner

I need to get  back to my "list".  I am making slow but steady progress.    If you haven't seen the Occasions catalog yet and do not have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, let me know and I would be happy to send one to you.  

Ornament Keepsakes

It is getting to be that time when  my plans start getting scaled down.   It all seemed possible just a few days ago but now I am not so sure.  I keep plugging along listening to Christmas music and slowly checking things off my list.   How about you?

Ornament Keepsakes

Hope your to do list is short and you are kicking back and enjoying.   I have set a deadline of Saturday so wish me luck.