Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring is here!

I love this white picket fence!
This look was created using the Medium Jewelry Tag punch, which is in the Occasions Mini Catalog (last month to purchase from this catalog). Butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and of course I had to use the Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder! Both are available in the Occasions Mini.
If you would like to purchase any of these products email me at

You could also use this same idea on a spring scrapbook page!
Use the Scallop Circle #2 die and add dots in the scallops with a White Gel Pen and you could journal or add a photo on it.
Stamp Set: Enjoy Every Moment stamp set

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: So Saffron, Bashful Blue(sponging), Pretty In Pink(sponging)
Paper: Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper (Occasions Mini Catalog)
Extras: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (Occasions Mini), Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch (Occasions Mini), Scallop Oval punch, Small & Large Oval punch, Boho Blossoms punch, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

*White picket fence was seen on Carla Brasher's blog - so cute!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Last month to purchase the Vintage Vogue stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog!
Email me today to get yours
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue clear-mount (Occasions Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall
Extras: Scallop Edge Punch, Modern Label Punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fancy Favor Bag with Tissue Tutorial

After using the Big Shot & Fancy Favor bigz xl die, score on dotted lines, then place on sticky strip. Hint: If you are going to do any stamping do it before you fold the box together! Adhere box.

Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 12" pieces of Designer Series Paper. Place sticky strip on the side you want facing out. This is for your "tissue paper"!

Adhere first strip to the inside of the fancy favor, starting on one of the sides of the favor bag. Sticky strip should be just below the top of the bag. Hint: before you adhere the Designer Series Paper decide which part of the DSP you want to be in the front!

As you make the "tissue paper" you want to pinch the paper where the sticky strip is adhering to the favor bag. The top of the "tissue paper" should be soft ripples.

This is your first strip finished. Notice they are not even, this does not have to be perfect. Now start your second strip where your first one ended and continue to where the first strip started.

Next decorate your Fancy Favor Bag!
How perfect for a party favor!

Sponging the edges makes such a difference!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Shades of Spring (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Curly Label punch, Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, rhinestones from Eggcellent Eggs Kit (Occasions Mini)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fancy Favor

I used the Fancy Favor bigz xl die and Designer Series Paper for the tissue paper! I love this idea! I used the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder on the Extra Large Fancy Flower, it adds so much.

Tomorrow I will post a tutorial on this favor!

Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP Stack (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Occasions Mini), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini), Stampin' Dimensionals

Here is one I thought would be perfect for a Mother's Day gift!

Stamp Set: Three Little Words
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Shades of Spring DSP (Occasions Mini Catalog Jan 5-April 30)
Extras: Big Shot, Fancy Favor bigz xl die, Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder (Occasions Mini), 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Occasions Mini), Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini), Stampin' Dimensionals

*I saw this cute idea on a blog but I can not remember whose :(

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sneak Peek: available from April 1 - 30

Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set
wood-mounted $39.95
clear-mounted $27.95
or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!
If you would like to host a workshop to get this stamp set FREE contact me today

Card Stock: Kraft, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron
Accessories: 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Horizontal Slot punch, Paper Piercer, Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 bigz die

*Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set will be in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011
My first Rag PurseThese rag purses are so neat I had to try and make one in spring colors!
Using my Big Shot and the Scallop Square bigz clear die I cut out 38 scallop squares of fabric for this rag purse. The Big Shot can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at once! I also used a Summer Sun Corduroy Button.

Big Shot Fabric Flower
Look what else you can make using fabric and a Big Shot!

Fabric flower hair clip!

Using the Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 bigz die I cut 6 of the big scallop circle and 6 of the small scallop circle. A Clear Rhinestone Brad holds it together and I attached a hair clip to the back with a hot glue gun. I used the Heat Tool to curl up the ends of the fabric.

Such a neat look!
Thanks Sue for such a cute idea!

If you would like information on either of these fun projects using the Big Shot please contact me

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Exciting News!

Stampin' Up! announced yesterday that they are introducing a new "Color Renovation", a refreshing,updated color palette, in the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog which comes out July 2010! This is a great way for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers to stay up-to-date with the trends in color!

The new color collections are combing current colors with previous In Colors and five new colors!

(4) New Color Collections each includes (10) core colors - Brights, Neutrals, Regals & Subtles

In these new color collections will be (10) returning colors! - Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, River Rock, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette & Baja Breeze

(5) New Colors - Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler & Marina Mist

(25) carryover colors - colors offered in our current catalog - Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake*, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Mare Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & So Saffron

*The color "Crumb Cake" is a new name for "Kraft" - Crumb Cake will be available in paper, ink, refills & markers!

Each year SU! will introduce (5) new In Colors. All In Colors will have a lifespan of 2 years instead of one!

These new color collections will be available to purchase in July 2010 in the new Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011! Demonstrators will be able to preorder in June 2010 and start playing with all the new color combinations!! If you would like to become a Demonstrator and take advantage of this awesome preorder contact me today you will also receive 2 FREE technique DVD's!

This color chart will allow you to see which colors are going to be retired in June 2010. Make sure to stock up on paper, ink pads, reinkers and markers of the colors you enjoy before July!

Now get ready to view SU!'s new Color Renovation! I really like the new color collections and I hope you will too!!!