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February 2013

CPC Bonus Project Floral Window Box and Card

Every month you are subscribed to Craft Project Central you have the opportunity to "earn" a bonus project.   To earn the bonus project you need to do one of the following things :

  • Subscribe to two or more months of Craft Project Central in a row
  • Post the Craft Project Central badge to your blog
  • Refer a friend to subscribe and be sure to let Craft Project Central know.

It is pretty easy to qualify for the bonus project and you will be happy you qualified!  Here is this months bonus project which was designed by Kim.  I love it and it is on my to make list for the weekend.

Floral-Window-Box-&-CardHead on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to February to receive all the tutorials.

CPC Card Gift Box Set

This pretty box and matching set of cards is perfect for Spring!  With beautiful bright colors this would make a great Mother’s Day or teacher appreciation gift!  This project is also a great class or club project!

Card Gift Box Set

This pretty project comes to you designed by Heidi!  To get the instructions for Heidi’s project, just subscribe to Craft Project Central for  February!

Rain or Shine the Sky's the Limit

Today was a crazy windy day and  is the inspiration behind the card I am sharing with you. While I was out walking I was thinking about the Rain or Shine stamp set and all those cute umbrellas.  What a sight it would be to see them blowing around in the wind. 

Rain or shine daff delStamps: Rain or Shine, Up, Up and Away
Ink: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Big Shot: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Cloudy Day Folder
Extras: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Daffodil Delight, Dazzling Details 

There is just about a month left of Sale-A-Bration so be sure to get your orders in!  There is so much to choose from so let me know what I can order for you or you can also go to my online store and place an order.  

Hope to stamp with you soon!



CPC Altered Bird House and Card

Are you ready for Spring?  With all the snow some spots are getting, you love making this pretty project indoors to help you get ready for the warmer weather!  This beautiful altered birdhouse would be a lovely decor piece in any house.  Use it to decorated your desk, use it as a special pencil holder, or just give it away as a lovely gift.  Great for a stamp camp or as a class project too!

Altered Birdhouse & Card

This pretty spring time project comes to you designed by Monika! To get the instructions for Monika’s project, just subscribe to  Craft Project Central for the month of February!  

Papillon Potpourri and the Lattice Die

It is late so this is going to be a quick post.  I haven't used my lattice die in a while so I decided to pull it out and here's what I came up with.

Bitty Butterfly lattice black tangerine tango

Lots of fun products from the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.    Here it is in Island Indigo.

Bitty Butterfly lattice black Island Indigojpg

If you have any questions about these cards let me know.  Ifyou need any stamping supplies please visit my online store!  Thank you.

Hope to stamp with you soon!

Sharon B


CPC Dresser Drawer Card Set

This dresser drawer box would look so nice on any desk, and inside are two card sets!  Once the cards are gone, the dresser can be used to store pens, notepads, postage stamps, paper clips, and any other little things you want to store inside.  This would be a wonderful gift to make for any friend or family member.  It’s also a great project for a class!

Dresser Drawer Card Set

This pretty project comes to you designed by Christy!  To get the instructions for Christy’s project, just subscribe to February! 


CPC Dry Erase Board Gift Set

Make this Dry Erase Board with the coordinating pen and cup for a sweet project for a friend, or maybe even make one for yourself! It’s a simple project, with some great ‘up-cycling’ ideas using your Stampin’ Up! supplies. And just think of how many ways you can change up the board to fit your needs – a grocery list, kids’ chores… the possibilities are endless!

Dry Erase Board Gift Set

Dont' you love it?  I think Julie did a wonderful job on this project!  If you would like the directions to Julie's project along with 9 other tutorials go to Craft Project Central and subscribe to the month of February.  Maybe, just maybe if I make this beautiful porject I  might actually work on the things on my to do list!

Hope to stamp with you soon!


25 Years and Still Stamping Strong!

Stampin' Up is celebrating its 25 year anniversary!  One of the fun ways they are celebrating is to bring back some of their favorite stamp images from the past 25 years and combining them into 12 sets.  A new Best of 25 Years set will be released every month in 20113.  In each set there is a new never before seen stamp image included among the classic images.

Here's the Best of 25 Years Birthdays!

item # 132929 Best of Birthdays  $14.95 Clear Mount

Can you spot the new image?  Think Oval punch!

Here's the Best of 25 Years Love! 

Item # 132987  Best of Love $14.95 Clear Mount

Can you spot the new image?  There's no love or hearts in this one.

In every "Best of" stamp set there is a 25-year proof of purchase sticker.   Be sure to adhere it to your Stampin' Up! Collectors Card  and when you have 6 stickers you can send it in to Stampin' Up for a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95.   You must redeem your Collector's Card by April 30, 2014.  

Thanks for bearing with me while I got caught up.  I will do my best to not get so behind again.  I do have a sort of new sample to show you.  

Secret GardenlBeyond Plaid

If this looks familiar it is pretty much the same card I shared here.  The main differences is the colors and I used the Beyond Plaid stamp set to stamp the houndstooth border. 

Secret GardenlBeyond Plaid side

You can order these sets through my online store or contact me and i would be happy to help you! 

Hope to stamp with you soon!



My Paper Pumpkin

Paper, what?  Yes, Paper Pumpkin!  What is My  Paper Pumpkin?  


                                               NEW: Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit
All the creativity and quality supplies you need neatly
packaged and sent to you each month...can it be any easier?
Here’s the low-down:
 Each month, you’ll receive a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, 
journals, décor, and more in a super cool red box! (Everything
will be color-coordinated, measured, and cut for you!)
 Each kit will include stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything 
but adhesive. 
 Each kit will give you a 30-minute creativity escape. 
 Kits will ship on or around the 15th of the month. 
 You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that 
month's kit.
 A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $19.95 per month (and shipping is 

 There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
 Paper Pumpkin will start shipping in March, but, you can sign up now!
 The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in
your first month of
membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift- a clear acrylic block!
To sign up: Go to and select me
( Sharon Burkert
) as your demonstrator after you

enter your credit card info! Your first kit will ship in March 2013!
Here's a peek at what the first kit looks like.
My paper pump
Images © Stampin Up!
Intrigued? Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin and treat yourself to a 
creative break!
Hope to stamp with you soon!

Catching Up!

I confess I have been a bad blogger and have not been sharing with you all the cool offerings from Stampin’ Up!   I know shame on me!  I am here to remedy that situation over the next few days.   Stay with me because I have a new sample to share too!

I've mentioned before that there are new single stamps.  These 2 new assortments are only going to be available until March 31, 2013.   You can also see them here.


I shared  this card using the  Woo Hoo stamp and  I have more samples in the works, so stay tuned for those!

Sent With Love


Sent with Love stamp set images

Sent with Love Designer Series paper images


131847     Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp Set              $17.95
132182     Sent with Love Designer Series Paper                    10.95
132851     Pretty Bundle (20% off retail value) This bundle includes the stamp set and the Designer Series Paper AND Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.                25.50
132914    Sent with Love Digital Kit                                             9.95

This exclusive Sent With Love stamp set, DSP, Bundle will bw available only until April 30th!   I love the images and the paper and think they would make a perfectly wonderful travel mini book.


Button Buddies Beyond Plaid

Yes, I believe I can catch up and will do so over the next few days but this is one of the things I have been working on.  Are you wondering what DSP pack the Herringbone paper is from?   You probably already figured out that I used the Beyond Plaid stamp set to make the herringbone border.   I definitely used a stamp positioner.  Here's another card I made using the Beyond Plaid set to make my own DSP.  

It is time for me to end this long post.  Thanks for bearing with me!  If you need any of the SingleStamps or the Sent With Love bundle you can go to my online store and shop or you can always contact me and I would be happy to help you.  

Hope to stamp with you soon!