Friday, January 29, 2010

Vintage Flower Scrappin’


I promised I’d post this page that I did case’ing Shelli’s technique for paper flowers. 

Step 1: punch flower using Extra large fancy flower punch and centers using 1” circle punch.


If you’re stamping on it, do that now.

Step 2: Break down fibers by pulling the flower between your fingers and a bone folder, do all edges this way, then flip over and do opposite.

Step 3: Crumple flower into small ball, unball

Step 4: Use your thumb to roll the edges, allowing the fibers to separate and scrunch a little. 

Step 5: When the flower is scrunched and shaped as you want it, spritz lightly with water. This will cause the paper fibers that you’ve separated to harden and stay in that position when they dry.

Step 6: sponge edges (optional)

Step 7: Layer and embellish as desired.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Digital Studio

Sample book page 1-001

I love MY Digital Studio and I got this new download of Textured CS (with the Crushed Curry it doesn’t show up well).  I also got the new ‘sweet pea’ designer series paper and had to try this new thing I learned.  The ovals at the top and the bottom are made with the wide oval punch (from the digital studio of course), it gets stretched to size, then filled with DSP, then I matted  (the soft suede around the edge of the ovals).

I wanted to make my letters stand out, so I added a layer of white Cardstock, changed the opacity to about 45 % then added my choc. chip letters on top so that they show up!

I decided to try a different color background—which do you like the yellow or the razzleberry?

Cindy's Album-001


I am planning an Open House in February to introduce everyone to this fabulous product!  I know you’ll agree when you see how easy it is to make an adorable page. 

New Clubs Forming


February hostess club—sneak peek.  Be sure to contact me if you want to be a part of this fun group and make great new projects each month.

New style: easel card.  I received the front of this card as a swap at convention.  I thought the color combo was just fabulous.  I new I wanted to teach the new easel style so I turned it into just that.

Email me for more info on clubs.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief and Stampin’ Up!



Do you Love Stamps?  Let your passion for stamping help those in Haiti….The I {heart"} Heart Stamp Set is a great set that can be used far beyond Valentine’s Day (see the list of possibilities below).  And what a great timing with my FREE class on Hearts when you purchase the bundle I’ve posted on January 18th. 

So, here’s the deal, for every ‘I {heart}’ stamp set sold from now til February 28th, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the Red Cross for Haiti relief and development.  Plus, When you purchase the kit that I have listed below, you’ll earn a FREE Sale A Bration item and be enrolled in my All Hearts All Occasion Stamp A Stack

Product Name

Item #


I {heart} Hearts clear



Clear Block A



Clear Block C



Full Heart Punch



Assortment of Ribbons,

Brads, and precut CS



Punch Border Scallop Trim



Class FREE on February 6th



Total Cost of Supplies   $60.00

Or in lieu of the FREE class, when you place your

order online, choose any item to replace the assortment

of ribbons, brads, CS, and instead of the free class, I

will donate 10% of the subtotal on your Heart order to the Haiti relief.

Or you may choose the Wood Mount set instead


I {heart} wood




a review of the cards in this kit: and a reminder that if you’d like to join the class for FREE, you must place the above order with me by clicking on the left under Event Brite, rather than online so that I can prepare everything for you and it must be placed by January 23rd!


What can we do with a heart:

a. Send thanks from the heart   b. You touch my heart  c. Weddings  d. Anniversaries  e. I love and miss you  f. You stole my heart  g. scrapbooking  h. Valentines i. Baby love    j. I love (top 10 lists, what I do, etc.)  k. Heartfelt Greetings l. so much more…..

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mom and Me Kid’s Valentine Class A

Bring your Mom and come and make all your cute little Valentine’s to give out to your friends at school, church or neighborhood. Trust me, your Valentine’s will be the rage and you can say that you made them!

Date: Saturday Feb 6IMG_0148

Time: 2 PM to 5 PM

Class includes the following products that you will get to keep. This kit will make 40 note cards and 33 treat packs as shown.  Treats not included.

Love Bandit $17.95

Pinking Hearts Border Punch $15.95

1 Blender Pen $ 3.31

Mini Envelopes (40) $ 7.50

Bermuda Bay CS (24 sheets) $ 5.50

Ribbon and CS Asst. $ 6.50


Total cost of supplies $56.71

S&H $ 5.67

Tax $ 3.74

Total for Class A $66.12

Firm Deadline for Registration: January 22nd . You can send a check or send money by paypal to

or 730 Sell Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340

Limit of 8 stampers and their Moms per class.

or choose:

Mom and Me Valentine Bots

Bring your Mom and make these funky ‘bot’ treat valentines.  Okay, now you’re really cool!  These boxes will hold several pieces of chocolate, a small candy pack or some stickers or erasers.

IMG_0150 girls ribbon


pens You can even choose to add pens as your treat—check it out!

Purchase 1 or both kits.  If you purchase both kits, you will also receive your choice of a FREE SAB item.

Boys Kit Includes:

Love Bots Boys $9.95  makes 30 treat packs

Brads $8.95

Dimensionals $3.95

Small Cello Bags $3.95

Total Supplies $26.80

S&H $2.68

Tax $1.77

Total Due $31.25

Girls Kit Includes:

Love Bots Girls $9.95   makes 30 treat packs

Pink Satin Ribbon $8.95

Crystal Effects $6.25

Mini Glue Dots $4.95

Total Supplies $30.10

S&H $3.01

Tax $1.99

Total Due $35.10

Firm Deadline for Registration: January 22nd . You can send a check or send money by paypal to or register to the left with eventbrite

Thursday, January 14, 2010

All Hearts Class



Adult Heart All Occasion Class (10 cards—2 each of 5 designs)

Come and make 5 “Heart Themed" All Occasion cards for your loved ones and 5 to keep for yourself—or to give away.  Additional saying for alternate events.

Date: February 6th 10-12Noon or 6-8PM

The class is FREE when you pre-purchase the kit that I’ve designed for you.

Location: My Stamp Room: 730 Sell Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340

Heart Adult Kit:

I {heart} Hearts Clear Mount Stamp Set $18.95 from Mini Occasions

Clear Block A $3.95                                                 “

Clear Block C $6.95                                                 “

Full Heart Punch $15.95

Assortment of Ribbons, Brads and precut Cardstock $5.65

Punch Border Scallop Trim (new design) FREE from SAB mini

Total Merchandise $51.45

$5.15 shipping and handlingIMG_0118

$3.40 tax

Total Due $60.00

If you already have some of these products you may substitute

Additional supplies to bring:

Snail adhesive

Mini Glue Dots



Optional Ink colors if you wish to bring:

Pretty in Pink

Gable Green

Melon Mambo

Chocolate Chip

Pixie Pink

Old Olive

Real Red

Choc Chip and Melon Mambo Markers

Optional Supplies if IMG_0117

you wish to bring:

Personal Cutter

Bone Folder

Big Shot—Heart Embosslit Die, Polka Dot Emboss Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Square Scallop Die

Firm Deadline for Registration: January 22nd . You can send a check or send money by paypal to

Limit of 8 stampers per class.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Occasions Mini Catalog




Candy Box uses new Sale A Bration Punch, Black satin ribbon, Groom DSP, Heart Punch and Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit as well as Well Scripted Stamp Set










Another Card done with

the above supplies








IMG_7162New Clear Mount blocks and specially mounted stamps for easy alignment and ease of storage







Uses I (love) love wheel,

Extra large Two-Step Bird Punch

Heart Punch










A beautiful card done by my friend Kathy Johnson uses the Two-Step Bird Punch, small heart punch, polka dot embossing folder and Build A Bear Workshop Sizzlit Die-Beary Lovely, Modern Label Punch








One of the favorite swaps I got: Uses Very Vintage Wheel, I (heart) heart stamp set, Heart to Heart punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.

Card is scored around the edge and sponged with Soft Suede, creating the antique look

Leadership Pics


My roomie, and new friend, on the left: Ruth Bingle, and my new friend Missy Shipman, on the right. 

Our first night at Dinner:



Sondra Jumper and I at Make and Takes:IMG_7165 

Pat, Connie and I at the Over the Top Swap:


Thought you might want to see a few of the Over-the-Top cards: Just to let you know, I don’t have time to give credit here for all the wonderful creaters but please feel free to comment if you see your card as one of my top choices!

Monday, January 4, 2010

January Class Projects

Deskmy calendartop Calendar: uses a new butterfly embosslit, border punch (SAB item) and new Designer Series Paper






Uses I (heart) heart stamp set, and a great punch technique, as well as another new embosslit and satin ribbon.





my card

Uses SAB set Good Neighbors and a new embossing folder—dots, as well as a new mini tag punch (the hello)


View Calendar to find location near you

Cost for class is $15 or a $25 stamp purchase….bump it up to a $50 purchase and get a FREE SAB item!

Recent Sale-A-Bration Swap

These products will be available January 5th!  1 FREE with every $50 purchase.



By Debra Thomson








By Sharon Cline










By Amanda Karst










By Debbie Paisie








By Jody Brechbill











By  Diane Silver









By Connie Heisey










By Lori Staley










By Lisa Ogg











By Lynne Peters










By Kim Bollinger









By Carol Taggart









By Heather Boedecker











By Sondra Jumper








By Carol Slack












By Anne Garner








By Kristen Raymond











By Jeanna Wharton

New Products Coming Soon!

January 5th is the first day of the Occasions Mini Catalog AND the first day of our fabulous Sale-A-Bration.  If you don’t receive your brochures by January 5th, contact me and let me know you need one.

Sweetheart stamp set

Bashful Blue textured card stock
Old Olive textured card stock
Whisper White card stock

Bashful Blue Classic    Crushed Curry Classic       Old Olive Classic             Real Red Classic

Heart Treat Cup
Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon
Full Heart punch
Scallop Edge punch
Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Punch scallop strip from Old Olive textured card stock with Scallop Edge punch. Adhere to card.
  2. Adhere strip of Whisper White card stock to card over scallop strip.
  3. Stamp heart image in Real Red ink on square of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Punch out center of heart image with Full Heart punch. Insert Heart Treat Cup and fill.
  5. Peel off adhesive cover and adhere Heart Treat Cup to card.
  6. Stamp Heartfelt Thanks in Bashful Blue on card.
  7. Tie Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon around card.
  8. Stamp leaves and bird image in Old Olive and Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out and adhere to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.




Sweetheart stamp set

Bashful Blue textured cs
Old Olive textured cs
Real Red textured cs
Whisper White cs

Old Olive Classic

Heart Treat Cup
Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon
Full Heart punch
Scallop Edge punch


  1. Adhere strip of Bashful Blue textured card stock to center of card.
  2. Adhere to Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon to card.
  3. Stamp Be Mine in Old olive ink on square of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Punch out center of heart image with Full Heart punch. Insert Heart Treat Cup and fill.
  5. Peel off adhesive cover and adhere Heart Treat Cup to a second square of Whisper White card stock to seal the cup.
  6. Punch scallops from Real Red textured card stock with Scallop Edge punch. Adhere scallops to back of Whisper White square.
  7. Adhere Whisper White square to card.


Sale-A-Bration—free item with every $50 purchase



  • Happy Moments—SAB stamp set


  • Whisper White card stock
  • Rich Razzleberry textured card stock
  • Cottage Rose Designer Series paper


  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad


  • Whisper White Taffeta ribbon
  • Clear Rhinestone brads
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 1/16" Circle punch
  • 1-3/4" Circle punch



Stamp Set

  • Happy Moments-SAB stamp set


  • Basic Gray card stock
  • Old Olive card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock


  • Basic Black Craft Stampin' Pad
  • Basic Gray Stampin' Write marker
  • Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker
  • Old Olive Stampin' Write marker


  • Clear Stampin' Emboss powder
  • Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Petals-O-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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