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January 2013

Rain or Shine I Miss You!

Living in the Seattle area this cute little umbrella from Stampin' Up's  Rain or Shine stamp set is a must have.  I will admit I  resisted it originally because I did not want to cut out the umbrella (Stampin' Up we need a framelit for this set too, please and thank you!) ) but quickly broke down since it is so cute.  

Rain or Shine Miss You

Stamps: Rain or Shine, Up, Up & Away
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Old Olive  Stampin Write markers
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Punch:  2-1/2" Circle
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot folder
Embellishment: Rhinestone

This card also is very mail friendly!   There is a little fussy cutting but otherwise a very simple card to make and send to someone to let them know they are in your thoughts.

Rain or Shine Miss You side

If you do not have your own Stampin' Up!  Occasions catalog be sure to contact me and I will get one to you, it is one of the best reads ever! 

Boxed In with the Valentine Treat Bundle

Have you purchased your Valentine Treat bundle yet?  It is a great stamp amd on top of that you also get some 1" x 8" cellophane bags all for just $5.95.   The bundle is only available until January 21 so hurry and order yours.   Today's project is a redo of a project I shared after going to the Tacoma Regional back in October.

HVD box

If you would like to make a box of your own here is a link. to a quick tutorial.   

HVD boxback

Stamps: Happy Valentine Heart Single stamp, Hearts a Flutter
Ink: Real Red, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Paper: Real Red, Vellum Card Stock, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer paper
Punch: Full Heart
Big Shot: Window Frames Collection, Scalloped Heart Embosslit, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Ribbon: Whisper White Organdy 

This is a quick and easy way to wrap up a treat for your sweetheart.  You only have until January 21st to order this bundle so be sure to call or go to my online store and order it!


Two by Two

We have a new baby in the family!  She was born a few weeks ago and of course she is beautiful and brilliant!  We have not gotten to see her up close and personal but hope to soon.   Just so there is no confusion she is my great (in so many ways) niece.

Here's the card I made.  I tried to avoid using too much pink since not everyone is a fan of the color.  

Two by Two More Amore

Stamps: Two by Two (this is a single stamp on page 60 of the main catalog)
Ink:  Black Stazon and lots of different Stampin' Write markers, Blender pen
Paper:Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Watercolor paper, More Amore Specialty DSP 
 Big Shot: Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Ribbon: Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Dazzling Details 

I also made a little scrapbook which I will share with you soon.  I have another version of this card that I am posting to my facebook page.    Hop on over and check it out!

Secret Garden and Feel Goods Shadowbox Card

I am always on the lookout for a  good sentiment set and so you know I was excited to see the Feel Goods stamp set in the new Occasions catalog.  It is a wonderful sentiment set and  especially great this time of year.  Many of us make resoultions, plans, goals, intentions, whatever you want to call them around the first of the year and this sentiment from the Feel Goods set is perfect.  

Feel Goods shadowbox

It is just a great little reminder that whatever we have resolved to accomplish this year is indeed possible,   I think I need to have a shadowbox in every room to remind  me.

Closeup shadowbox

Stamps: Feel Goods, Secret Garden, Beyond  Plaid, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer paper
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack
Big Shot: Ovals Collection Framelits,  Secret Garden Framelits, Chevron folder
Extras:  Subtles brads

Secret Garden shadow box side

I am spending some time in my craft room today.  It has been a while since I have actually stamped. Hope your day will include a little creative time and if it does, stamp something cute and be sure to tell me about it!  

Oh, Hello and the Secret Garden

We are back from our Christmas travels.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's celebration.   I tried to keep up with emails while we were gone and did a pretty good job until about New Year's Eve.   I'm going to go through my inbox today and I am sorry for the delay. I plan to be all caught up by the end of the day.  Thank you for your patience.

Today is the first day you can order from the new Occasions catalog.  If you are like me it will be tough trying to decide what to order first! This catalog is jam packed with beautiful accesories, stamps, and dies.  I know you are going to have so much fun using them.  

Secret Garden and Oh,Hello

Here's all the goodies I used to make this card.  I have bolded and italicized the products that are from the Occasions catalog.

Stamps: Oh, Hello, Secret Garden, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack
Big Shot: Ovals Collection, Secret Garden Framelit dies, Perfect Polka Dot folder
Extras: Dazzling Details

Secret Garden and Oh,Hello close

Well, I better get to those emails!  Thank you for checking in with me and let me know if you have any questions about the Occcasions catalog.  If you need to see a copy let me know and I will be happy to send one to you!

Sycamore Street Calendars

Happy 2013! Just one more day until you can order from the Occasions catalog!  I hopeyou agree that the Occasions catalog is full of fantastic products.   One of the standouts is the Bitty Butterfly punch.  I love punches and when it coordinates with a stamp set then it is a definite must have.    As you can probably tell from my past posts I have already used this little punch a lot.  Today's project uses the Bitty Butterfly punch AND a sneak peek at the Sycamore Street DSP (Designer Series paper) which is one of the choices you can receive for free with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!   

Calendar card pool party

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Island Indigo 
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sycamore Street DSP, In Color Patterns pack
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Extras: Dazzling Details 

Calendar card pool party open

Here's another color and pattern combination.

Calendar card rich r
The only difference in the supplies is the Rich Razzleberry cards stock and ink, Brights Patterns DSP stack.

Calendar card rich ropen

Sale-A-Bration starts on January 22 and ends March 22.  It is really one of the great times in the Stampin Up year!  If you would like to schedule a private class, party, catalog party, really any kind of stamping event be sure to contact me quickly so we can get it scheduled!