Saturday, September 29, 2012

Chock Full of Cheer Class Day 1

Hi Everyone! 

Today is the first day for my Chock Full of Cheer class posts.  This is the first holiday card class in my monthly series.  Keep an eye on my Class Schedule for more upcoming classes!

Here's the first card from the class.  I really love the new finishing touches edgeless.  How pretty does it make the card look????

Stampin' Supplies:

·      5 ½” x 8 ½” Real Red Cardstock
·      5 ¼” x 1 ½” Gumball Green Cardstock
·      Top Note, 4 ½” x 2 ½” and 2” x 5 1/2” Very Vanilla Cardstock
·      4” x 1 ¼” Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
·      Gumball Green, Versamark, and Real Red stamp pads
·      Basic Rhinestones
·      Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon (2)
·      Finishing Touches Edgelit Die
Silver Stampin Dazzle marker
·      Delicate Doilies and Chock-Full of Cheer Stamp Sets
·      Adhesive, Red, Dimensionals, and Scissors
·      Very Vanilla A2 envelop

Don't you love that you can color your stamps with the Stampin' Dazzle marker just like you can with the Stampin' Write markers?  I think it's a great way to add a little metallic shine to a card!

Check out the Class Schedule tab to find out more info for future classes!

There's only one day left to take advantage of the Back to Spool offer.  Check out  my Promotions tab for more information!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

In Color Summer Starfruit Card

Hi Stampers!

I'm here with a quick post today to show you the card that I have included with my September In Color Club packets.  I always like to make something monochromatic, and here's what I came up with for this month!  I like the non-traditional size of this card.  I think the size suits the layout and the stamp set.

Here's a close up of the bow.  I used the "fork" technique to make the bow.  This is a technique that my upline taught me.  Obviously, I still need some practice, however, the bow shape is very cute.

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Stamps: Carry On (hostess)
Ink: Summer Starfruit
Other: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Embellished Events Day 4

Hi Stampers!!!

Welcome back to my final day of Embellished Events sample.  Even though it's the last day of class samples, I'm sure this set will be pulled out again in the future.  It's a great one to use for stamp a stacks!  This card is another case, this time by a card made originally by Jacque Craig.  My fellow demos are so inspiring!

Stampin' Supplies:

5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 3 3/4" x 2 1/4", and 1/2" x 4 1/4" Tangerine Tango Cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" and scrap for punching Tempting Turquoise Cardstock
Top Note and 2" x 3 1/2" Whisper White Cardstock
2 1/2" x 3 3/4" (2) Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
4" Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
StazOn Black and Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pads
Basic Pearls
Ornament Punch
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Flowers and "thinking of you" stamp from Embellished Events
Adhesive, Glue Dots, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals, and Scissors
Whisper White A2 envelope

Other days of the Embellished Events samples:

Make sure you check out my Class Schedule tab above for the most current list of upcoming classes!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Embellished Events Day 3

Wow!  It's Sunday and we are already up to day 3 of my Embellished Events class samples.  I love looking back at these projects!  It's a nice change up in creativity since I'm busy preparing for the Friendship Preserves class.  Today's card is a great one for the holidays!  It may look like there are a lot of pieces, but this card comes together so quickly that it's easy to reproduce.  I love using Sharpies to color my Basic Rhinestones.  It allows me to have any color I want but I only have to buy one pack!

Stampin' Supplies:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  and 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" Riding Hood Red Cardstock
2" x 2 1/2: and 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" Garden Green Cardstock
2" x 2" and 4" x 5 1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
1 1/2" x 4" Silver Glimmer Paper
Riding Hood Red stamp pad
Basic Rhinestones
Large Scallop Edgelit Die
Santa hat stamp from Embellished Events
Adhesive, Red Sharpie, Dimensionals, and Scissors
Very Vanilla A2 envelope

Check out the other cards made at the Embellished Events class!
Day 1
Day 2

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Embellished Events Day 2


It's day 2 of my Embellished Events card class.  I am always inspired by cards I see posted by other demos.  Today's card is a case of one originally done by Mary Fish.  I changed up the colors and embellishments to make it my own.  I love using the Pool Party card stock on this one.  It's the perfect shade of "Tiffany" blue and is great for something blue on a wedding card.  Sahara Sand is such a perfect champagne color and I really need to use it more often!

Here's a close up of the new ribbon slides in the Holiday catalog.  They are a really fun embellishment for your cards and projects!

Stampin' Supplies:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 4 3/4" x 3 1/2", and scrap of Whisper White card stock
5" x 3 3/4" and 1" x 3" Pool Party Cardstock
7" Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Designer Ribbon Slide
Sahara Sand and StazOn Black stamp pads
Basic Rhinestones
Bitty Banners Framelits
Champagne flute and "Congratulations" stamps from Embellished Events
Adhesive, Dimensionals, and Scissors
Whisper White A2 envelope

Want to see Day 1?  Click here!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Embellished Events Day 1

Hi Stampers!

I'm back with the cards that we made at my Embellished Events class!  Today's card is a case of one that I saw made by Jennie Maier.  I took her concept and stepped it up!  I really love this color combo and think I need to use it more often.  I'm thinking it would be a great combo for a non-traditional Christmas card.  What do you think?

Stampin' Supplies:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Old Olive Cardstock
3 3/4" x 1 1/4" (2) and 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" Midnight Muse Cardstock
2" x 3" Whisper White Cardstock
1" x 3 1/2" (2) Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper
Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Midnight Muse Stampin' Write Markers
Basic Rhinestones
Cake and "Celebrate" stamps from Embellished Events
Adhesive, Dimensionals, and Scissors
Whisper White A2 envelope

Don't forget the Back to School promotion is currently going on!  Free ribbon with every $40 of merchandise (excl. tax and shipping).  Check out more details here!

Upcoming Classes....

There is still time to sign up for my Friendship Preserves class!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Button Buddies Day 4

Hi Stampers!

Welcome to the final day of my Button Buddies class samples.  Today's card is sooo cute!  I made this card with more masculine colors but you can easily change it up to be more feminine or brightly colored for kids! I love how you can bend the Bitty Banners to give a little more dimension to your card.

Stampin' Supplies:

·       5 ½” x 8 1/2” Marina Mist Cardstock
·       2 ½” x 3 3/4” Tangerine Tango Cardstock
·       2 ¼” x 3 ½” and 1” x 3” Whisper White Cardstock
·       1” x 4” Old Olive Cardstock
·       1” x 1 ½” Midnight Muse Cardstock
·       Pretty in Pink and Tangerine Tango Stamp Pads
·       Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker
·       Old Olive Designer Button
·       Piggy stamp from Button Buddies
·       Happy Birthday stamp from Itty Bitty Banners
·       Scallop Edge Border Punch
·       Bitty Banners Framelits
·       2 1/8” Mini Brads
·       Adhesive, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, paper piercing tool, and Scissors
·       Whisper White A2 envelope

To see the other samples from this class, click the links below:

Sneak Peek time!!!

This Sunday I am hosting my first in a series of monthly Christmas card classes!  This month the focus is on the Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set.  I have loved this set since I first saw it released in the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog.  Check out page 40 of the catalog for the entire product suite!


Check out my promotions page to find out how you can get a free spool of the beautiful new 3/8" Stitched Satin In Color ribbon.  This deal is not to be missed!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Button Buddies Day 3

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to day 3 of my Button Buddies class samples.  It was a busy weekend so I didn't get as much accomplished in the way of setting up blog posts.  Hopefully, I will have some time this week because I want to post some sneak peeks at the upcoming Chock-Full of Cheer class!  If you are in the Central NJ area and are interested in taking this class, email me at

And now on to the card!

I went for a very simple layout on this one because we are using three pretty big buttons on it.  I'm not sure it this one can be mailed with a regular postage stamp.  You may have to put a $0.65 stamp on it.  Or just visit the person and hand it directly to them!

Stampin' Supplies:

·       5 ½” x 8 1/2” and 1 5/8” x 1 5/8” (3) Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
·       1 3/8” x 1 3/8” (3) Whisper White Cardstock
·       3” x 5 ¼” Old Olive Designer Series Paper
·       Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
·       Versamark
·       Heat tool
·       3 Pumpkin Pie Designer Buttons
·       Pumpkin stamp from Button Buddies
·       Happy Halloween stamp from Seasonal Sayings
·       Pinking Hearts Edge Border Punch (retired!  Substitute in the Finishing Touches Edgelit)
·       Early Espresso Embossing Powder
·       Adhesive, Glue Dots
·       Whisper White A2 envelope

Here are the other days of the Button Buddies class, in case you missed them!
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Sunday, September 9, 2012

PPA Color Challenge

Hi Stampers!

I saw this challenge over on the Paper Pal Arts blog and I couldn't resist!  Such a great color combo for Halloween cards!  Here's the challenge:

And here's my card!  It's clean and simple!  Easy to reproduce when you need to send out quite a few Halloween cards!  I love the new Gumball Green embossing powder and the new striped ribbon!

Stampin' Supplies:
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Stamps: Border Banter, Frightening Feline
Other: Gumball Green Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing tool and mat, 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon, retired brad (Hint! Substitute a Designer Printed Brad #122940 on page 152 of the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.)

Have you heard about the current promotion from Stampin' Up!?!?!

Oh yes, you can get free ribbon!  Click HERE for more details on the promotion!

Thanks for looking!  I'll be back this week with more Button Buddies samples!