Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Nature Walk Tote

I just realized I never posted the cool one-sheet wonder that I created with the Nature Walk set.
Here are all the cards that were made by stamping one sheet with the random pattern and cutting it up into pieces. I find this technique works best if you choose three or four colors and make all the cards coordinate. I used Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Marina Mist!

There was even enough to make this tote to put them all in. Isn't it cute?

Don't forget --this week is your last chance to order anything from the Current Mini Catalog so make sure to let me know if you still need anything.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope everyone is having a nice Easter Sunday. I wanted to share a couple of Easter Punch-art Cards I made:

To make the chicks on this card I used the XL Bird punch and clipped off the extra tail piece. Then I took a scalloped oval punch and added scallops to the wing. Color the beaks orange and add some feet with a black marker. Aren't they cute?

This bunny one turned out cute too. they are a little more complicated to make but basically just a combination of a bunch of circle and oval punches layered together. I sponged the edges to make the shapes stand off each other more. To make the grass I just cut little cuts with my scissors all the way down the strip. The eggs are made with an oval punch.

Hope you enjoyed these sweet little easter cards!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What I've been up to...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been super busy the last couple weeks planning and prepping for a baby shower I hosted (with the help of my creative partner in crime, Erika) for a friend. Here's how it went-- some of the photos aren't too great since I was scrambling to take them quickly before everyone showed up!

Our dear friend is having a baby boy so we chose a color combo of lime green, bright yellow and teal. I didn't have any SU paper in those colors that was double-sided so I had to buy some to make the decor. I think it's K&Co.. a summer line that was just the right colors.

For decor I made pinwheels attached to straws and put them into buckets (target) with blue marbles (dollar store). To get the pinwheels to stay in we put styrofoam under the marbles so they would have something to stick into.

I also made a ton of mini pinwheels attached to toothpicks to put in the cupcakes as cupcake pokes-- I had some cute button looking brads that I've had forever that were perfect for the centers.

Here they are in the cupcakes-- Erika and I made 3 kinds of cupcakes: Chocolate, strawberry and Funfetti in regular and mini sizes!

Here's how I set everything up on my kitchen island:

My favorite thing I made was the "oh boy" banner. It turned out so cute!!
Here's close-up:

Erika made these awesome tissue balls to hang from the ceiling!

For the game winners I made these cute little prizes. I wanted to do something with the anti-bacterial lotions and when I saw the Butterfly-shaped ramekins I knew that would be perfect. They even had the right colors for our theme! I filled them with some shredded Easter grass and packaged them in a cute cello bag.

Of Course we had to make favors too-- I used some retired paper for these and a retired stamp set and they turned out so cute. They have candy inside (of course). I think Erika will be making these in her sleep-- I made her do most of the folding!

Erika and I taking a look at everything before the guests arrive!

And here is our guest of honor... She loved all the decor!

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Specials!

Grab a Bag of Stampin' Up! Product - online!
Starting April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you can purchase special "grab bags" when you order from my online store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed on-line. Click to go to my store.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags a customer may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • Spend $20 in Stampin' Up! products and qualify for the Spring is Blossoming Promotion.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:




$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)


$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)


$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Now through April 30, 2011
A fun new promotion from Stampin' Up is here! You can purchase two brand-new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog during the Spring Is Blossoming promotion! You can order both the Four Frames Stamp set (in wood or clear mount) and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.

You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

• Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
• Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE

Friday, April 1, 2011

Blissful Candle

I wanted to make a candle for my friend for her birthday and she loves vintage french-inspired decor so I combined the french scrip from the french foliage set and the flourish from Bliss to make this candle. What do you think? I was happy with how it turned out! I wrapped with with a piece of crumb cake seam binding ribbon and then placed it in a cello bag which I tied with some retired riding hood red striped ribbon.

Here's the top:
I added a couple little tags from the tiny tags set, punched out with the jewelry tag punch. I added these on with some linen thread.

stamps:Bliss, French foliage
ink: riding hood red, early espresso, very vanilla
paper: crumb cake, riding hood red
other: candle, linen thread, striped grosgrain ribbon, jewelry tag punch, cello bag


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