Friday, August 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Wetlands

Stampin' Up! Wetlands one of my favorite stamps for the guys! Made today for my son in a monochromatic color pallet of Baked Brown Sugar!

Wetlands clear mount stamp set 126697

I'm enjoying my new Banner Framelits, I used to just snip my own but now I run them through the Big Shot and the layers are sure to match! I surprise myself at how often I use my Hardwood background stamp, I've kept it mounted on my largest Acrylic Block as it's so handy! It's a nice country plank complete with knots and makes a handsome rustic background when I need one!

Clean and Simple for sure, off in the mail wrapped in a clear envelope before inserting in my addressed envie to save it from the elements. Including mud puddles on Main Street. Will my town ever be put back together? Ugh!

Enjoy your weekend Stampers!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Feel Goods

Stampin' Up! Feel Goods 5 piece greeting set borrowed from my customer Pam Comeau ~what a Gal!
Never mounted and inked so I've broken it in for a few more cards for my son in Basic Training.

Feel Goods 5 piece clear mount stamp set 129684

Levi wrote and asked me to make a few special cards for the other Soldiers. Two in particular that have had a rough time these first few weeks. Levi's been a great mentor and wants to surprise them with a handmade card with a written note of how proud I am for their service and bravery. It would be my honor!

A closer look at the sentiments fitting nicely in the Circle Framelits and others I'm sure! I've inked mine in my new favorite black ink pad the new Memento Ink Pad on Very Vanilla and distressed the edges in Crumb Cake. I've been using a Patriotic paper pack by Authentique on Levi's cards. I understand he's saving them all as keepsakes in his locker!

So Pam, thank you again for letting me borrow this fabulous set that I've not picked up myself. I hope to make a more "girly" card with it soon and then return it back to your own Studio! 

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' and those cute little Word Bubbles Framelits!

Whether you're thinking it or ready to say it the clear mount images in the Just Sayin' stamp set will help you send just the right message!

Just Sayin' 8 piece clear mount stamp set 133203

Word Bubbles Framelits 132968

These cute little phrases are the most adorable accent to your cards and scrapbooks and cutting them out is easy peasy withe the matching Framelit die! I've borrowed the above from Pam, my customer to make a clean and simple card to send off to Levi. Thank You Pam for letting me play with these two, I think I just may have to have my own set! 

Stop by my online store to check out the latest Stampin' Up! Promotions! Purchase a Big Shot this Month and choose a Free exclusive bundle, or buy a bundle at 15% discount. 

Coming Soon! Creative Classes
Many of you have received your new Holiday Catalog and invitation to our next Creative Class in September! Please RSVP which date you would like to attend by emailing me. I'm excited to share a stamp set that I've been wanting for a while, Stippled Blossoms. We'll review 2-step stamping with this beautiful flower and utilize the Stamp a ma jig tool. I use my Stamp a ma jig every day for perfect placement of stamping sentiments, once you learn how convenient this little tool is you'll want to add it to your stamping arsenal!

Creative Classes are scheduled through December and we'll focus on the Holiday Catalog. I'll be attending a Holiday Stamp a Stack in St. Albans with my group so if you would like information and details on that date and care to car pool let me know! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Patriotic Cards for my Soldier

I've recently made some purchases for some Patriotic stamp sets through Our Daily Bread Designs that would make the most encouraging cards to send to my son while at Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood
We've heard from him last Sunday and he's doing  very well! Here are a few of my first shares.

Our Daily Bread Designs Old Flag

Old Flag background stamp is awesome! I love it's distressed look, a little tough to ink up, I've tried many attempts to get the look I'm going for and still trying. Levi's all about serving for the Flag. I know he'll absolutely love this card!

Our Daily Bread Designs Home of The Free

This set too offers this awesome Eagle sporting feathers of the American Flag, again tricky to ink up but I've been able to make a few decent cards with my purchase. 

Authentique Designer Paper Stack

I looked high and low throughout the internet for a Patriotic paper stack and am so thrilled to locate this paper stack by Authentique. 6x6 papers make it so handy for card makers, so little waste! So that's it, all I've made so far. As I write this tomorrow will be Sunday and we hope to receive a call again to here how his week has gone. The highlight of our day I assure you! 

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Big Deal!

I'm so excited to share a Big Opportunity with you today, an exclusive Big Shot promotion for the entire Month of August!

When I was introduced to Stampin' Up! the Big Shot tool was the first of my purchases! What an amazing addition to my craft room! With the Big Shot and  the standard platform and clear plates I can die cut paper, fabric, thin sheets of metal, just about anything can run through the Big Shot! One of my favorite uses for the Big Shot is die cutting with my Stampin' Up! Framelits for beautifully cropped stamped images and of course embossing! 

We want to help you have a Big Shot in your Stamping Studio too! During the Month of August when you purchase the Big Shot you'll receive one of five Free stamp set/Framelits bundles! Already own the Big Shot? Then you may purchase any of our bundles at 15% off!

Two Choices:
  1. Buy a Big Shot and get a Free Bundle!
  2. and or Buy a discounted bundle for savings of 15%

Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM
Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM
Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM
Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM
Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM
Bright & Beautiful
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM
Bright & Beautiful

There is no limit to the number of times you may participate this Month so buy a Big Shot for all of your friends! Ha ha. No really, don't miss out on this Big Shot savings and pick up the Bundled sets that you'll enjoy over and over! Happy Stampin'


Friday, July 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope using Blendabilities Markers

I've been on vacation this week and was able to travel to a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting over in Swanton Vermont, a 2 hour drive for me.

Barb was nice enough to host a light luncheon including a homemade quiche, a tour of her home on Lake Champlain and some business talk around the table while we stamped up some projects! What a nice day with friends!

Hostess stamp set Bloom with Hope

I made this card during our visit using the Scallop Tag Punch and stamped a floral image from the Bloom with Hope with my new favorite black ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Our new Blendabilities Markers make for really quick coloring your stamped images. In sets of three shades, Light Medium and Dark that match our card stock and accessory colors it's a win win for only $11.95! 

A little sponging, and spritzing with the Stamp N Write Marker and my Spritzer Tool, a few embellishments and this card was done in a snap! Notice too, the Bitty Banner Framelit used to crop my Thank You sentiment, is on Sale during this week's Weekly Deals which will end Monday evening. 

Weekly Deals link Here

Designer Series Paper on sale! Buy 3 get 1 Free through the entire month of July! Don't miss out on fresh new prints found in your Annual Catalog! 

I look forward to offering Creative Classes again starting in September. If you're new to Classes in the Studio, send me a note with your contact information and you'll be sure to be notified of class dates and details! Email me at for more information!

Have a great weekend Stampers!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preppy Alligator Stampin' Up! See ya Later

Free stamp set from the 2014 Sale a Bration  See Ya Later has been saved in my craft room for this very occasion, making Levi's first card while away at Basic Training.

"retired" 2014 SAB See ya Later 

At the time I made sure to make selections from the Sale a Bration brochure to make this card complete with the "alligator skin" embossing folder, no really it's the Decorative Dots EF which made the Annual Catty that's nice. As well as the Banner Punch. I thought I would share a little red white & blue support on my cards for Levi and this came out overall a little on the Preppy side rather than the Patriotic I think. I'm hoping he'll like it just fine!

Not quite Izod Lacoste but close enough! Levi prefers the Under Armor look himself. But I grew up with this trendy little embroidery on my Polo shirts throughout High School. Ah that was 1980-1984 for you who were born much later and don't know "the rest of the story"! By the way, the trendy both collars up underneath your cable knit sweater... Well the rebel in me wore it with one side up, and the other down. Ha! A new trend was begun.

Back to Levi's card. Here we are with a simple greeting inside, more patriotic a single little star included in the set Banner Blast stamp set, another SAB (sale a bration) item inked in Real Red. Now if only he would call and give me an address and let me know how he is! Just one call since he arrived Ft. Leonard Wood and nothing since then. Humph, going to be a long 10 weeks. You know exactly what I'll be doing to keep busy!

Enjoy your stamps and make a card for someone today!
Thanks for stopping by,