Friday, February 28, 2014


It's Sketch Frenzy Friday and we have another great sketch by Diana Eichfeld.

Here is my card for this week.  I tried to follow the sketch using a different shape.  I hope you like it.

I hope you have enjoyed the share and hop on over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog at to view the other designers work and upload your sketch creation! We love to see your work!

Friday, February 21, 2014


It's Sketch Frenzy Friday and we have another great sketch by Diana Eichfeld.

My card for this week is another "love" themed card.  It just seems like the month for it, don't ya think?  I also flipped the sketch just alittle bit when creating my card.

Stampin' Supplies:
Hearts FrameLits
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Strawberry Slush Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Strawberry Slush Ink
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (SAB item)
Just Sayin' Stamp Set
Tasteful Trim Die
Small Heart Punch

I hope you have enjoyed the share and hop on over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog at to view the other designers work and upload your sketch creation! We love to see your work!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Secret Garden

I just love how this card turned out. Don't you? I think I will be using this set again soon to see what kind of do it yourself designer series paper I can make with it! Be sure to check back soon....

*****I used on of the clear blocks to color the top deco label with Summer Starfruit Ink before I stamped it and cut it out.*****

Stampin' Supplies:
Secret Garden Stamp Set
Just Sayin Stamp Set
Strawberry Slush Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Summer Starfruit Ink
Primrose Petals Ink
Strawberry Slush Ink
Gumball Green Ink
Marina Mist Ink
Calypso Coral Ink
Clear Block
Big Shot
Deco Labels FrameLits
Basic Rhinestones
Stampin Dimensionals

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Starburst Sayings

I saw a lot of these cards out there where you use the FrameLits to cut a window out of your layers of Designers Series Paper and Card stock to make room for your stamped image. I just had to give it a try myself. How do you think it turned out?

Stampin' Supplies:
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock
Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Deco Labels FrameLits
Starburst Sayings
Starburst FrameLits
Tangerine Tango Ink

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge TSSC302

I decided to play along with the Monday Lunchtime sketch over at Techno Stamper.  I managed to create this card in under 10 minutes.  I used the Sweet Sorbet DSP from the SAB catalog as the focal point on my card.  I used the Circle Collections FrameLits to cut out the flower from one side of the DSP and also to cut out the Basic Black Circle to layer to the flower.  I cut out a strip of Basic Black and ran that through the Bigshot with the Decorative Dots embossing Folder.  I cut out a layer of the DSP and Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock to layer at the bottom and a layer of Coastal Cabana for the top.  i then popped the layered flower up on dimensionals and added the pearls to the center.  I really love how it turned out!

Stamp' Supplies:
Coastal Cabana Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder(SAB)
Big Shot
Circle Collection FrameLits
Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Just Sayin' Hearts Card

I saw a post of a card similar to the one I created ( I can't remember where or I would give the credit to them) and just had to try my hand at it.  I changed it just alittle but I love how it turned out and it didn't take all that long to make.  I cut my basic Gray Cardstock as the base and cut the Very Vanilla Cardstock to layer on top of the base.  I, then, layered the Very Vanilla Cardstock on my Magnetic Platform with the Heart FrameLit along each edge and ran it through the Bigshot.  I then ran the Very Vanilla through the Bigshot using the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the SAB catalog and tied the retired 'retired' Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Edge Polka Dot Ribbon and glued the Very Vanilla to the Basic Gray.  I used the Just Sayin' Stamp Set and the Stampin' Chalk Marker the color the stamp and put that on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and used the heart FrameLit to cut the words out.  I popped these heart words up with a Stampin Dimensional.  

Stampin' Supplies:

Basic Gray cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Stampin' Chalk Marker
Cherry Cobbler Scallop Trim Polka Dot Ribbon (RETIRED)
Heart Collection FrameLits
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, February 14, 2014


It's Sketch Frenzy Friday and we have another great sketch by Heidi Michel.

My card for this week is my first Valentines creation for this year.

I hope you have enjoyed the share and hop on over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog at to view the other designers work and upload your sketch creation! We love to see your work!

Friday, February 7, 2014


It's Sketch Frenzy Friday and we have another great sketch by Jennifer Kay.


My card for this week was one of my first attempts at water coloring.  I have never been very successful at this technique so I guess that means I need to practice at it.  If you have some pointers for me, feel free to leave me a comment.  I would love to have them!

I used some embossing folders to give it some texture and add some ribbon.  I didn't realize that my ribbon was retired, so I apologize for that. But I kind of like the overall outcome of the card.  What do you think? 

I hope you have enjoyed the share and hop on over to the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog at to view the other designers work and upload your sketch creation! We love to see you work!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fabric Tool Caddy

I had some fun with a stash of fabric that I had left over.  I got this tutorial from Stamping T at

I added some of the chipboard stuff that came in the kits that we receive at Stampin" Up! events because I wanted mine to stand up on it on and not fold.  I think it turned out lovely.

This first picture shows the sides of the caddy and all of the compartments to hold different tools.

This second picture shows the top and how much you can stuff into the center compartment.

Plus don't you love that the tools and adhesive are all in arms reach!  No more searching for what you need.

Stampin" Supplies Needed to make this....

Big Shot
Large Square Scallop Die
Sewing Machine

Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set

Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommend clear blocks A, B, D, and H. Purchase separately.
We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options. 
What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.

New Personalized Name Stamps

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):
  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

 132852  Circle Monogram Stamp  $23.95 

Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (item 119860). Clear Block B (item 117147) recommended. Purchase separately. Available in photopolymer only.

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
item 132657
$29.95 (while supplies last)

 It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

The lightweight Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with the Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into a textured masterpiece.  Don’t forget to order the new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in the occasions catalog so you’ll have everything you need to start creating with your new machine. 
(See more Textured Impressions Embossing Folders in our annual catalog.)
If you order the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine and all three of the new folders for a total of at least $50, you will qualify to get a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift—and the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 133520) would be the perfect choice!

Weekly Deals

February 04, 2014 - February 10, 2014

 We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130018

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN 

Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Item # 131210

Regular Price: $6.95 US/$9.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$7.13 CAN

Simply Pressed Clay Item # 130685
Regular Price: $6.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.21 US/$6.71 CAN

Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon
Item # 131151

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

From My Heart Wood Mount Stamp Set
Item # 132007

Regular Price: $39.95 US/$48.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $29.96 US/$36.71 CAN

Canvas Creations Item # 129375
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$5.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$4.13 CAN

Delicate Dies Sizzlits Die Item # 126999
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Sweetest Ever Valentines' Designer Template Item # 129009
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/