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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Happy Anniversary! and Clean & Simple 100th Sketch

Here's the anniversary card we plan to give to our parents today. The inspiration for this card came from the Clean & Simple FTL 100 Sketch. I started off trying to put the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment at the bottom like the sketch, but it just didn't feel balanced. So, here is a slight variation of the sketch.  Don't you love the penguins?  The penguins were made using the Two-step Owl punch.  You clip off the ears to create the penguin's body and to change the feet color, I found it easier to clip off the black feet and then punch part of the feet with small part of the body with Pumpkin Pie card stock. For the nose, I used the heart shape from the punch.

This idea came from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator,  Megan Anderson.  If you haven't seen the owl, here is an earlier card I made with the owl (click here).

Here another card using the sketch. This might be my daughter's birthday card since she loved the penguins in the anniversary card.

All Stampin' Up! Supplies (unless noted):
  • Card Stock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Punch: Two-step Owl
  • Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large,  1-3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 30, 2010

12" x 12" Framed Calendar

Sonya designed this great 12" x 12" Frame Calendar, which will make a great Christmas gift!   Each month is beautifully decorated. The best part about this calendar...  you can use the calendar year after year. You can write the days of the month using dry erase markers and when it's the new month, simply wipe off the days and rewrite the days for the new month. Plus, there is a magnet board so you can put magnets.  There are instructions on how to make marble magnet too.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More July Projects at Craft Project Central

Here are two more great projects at Craft Project Central.  The first one is the Emboss Resist technique designed by Sonya.  This is a really fun technique and the card that Sonya created is very pretty.

Emboss Resist Technique designed by Sonya

Next up is a yummy recipe page designed by Shelby. I'll have to try this one of these days.

Recipe page designed by Shelby

Friday, July 23, 2010

Love the Owl...

Happy Friday!  I had a chance to play around with my new Stampin' Up! products last night.  When I first saw the owl punch, I thought I didn't need it... wrong!  With this punch, I was able to make this really quick and simple 3" x 3" card (made 5 in this color scheme).

All Stampin' Up! Supplies (unless noted):
  • Card Stock: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi Textured
  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Punch: Two-step Owl, Two-step Bird
  • Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Retired Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and Products on Sale

I must clean up my stamping space and will slowing start listing retired stamp sets and products.  Please view my retired sets and products under the "For Sale" tab.  I will be updating more this week as I start the massive clean-up.

Greenhouse Gala Projects at Craft Project Central

Here are two more projects at Craft Project Central using the beautiful Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper. First up...  Michelle designed this pretty, cheerful Greenhouse Gala Gift Set - tote to fill with goodies and a matching gift card holder.

 Gift Set designed by Michelle

Next up... Jacque designed these easy to use Decor Accents Blocks which make great themed decorations for your home as well as great gifts for friends, teachers, co-workers, etc.  Hmmm... this would look really cute in my girls' rooms.

Decor Accents Blocks designed by Jacque

Hopefully, this week I'll be able to stamp more and also be able to share projects with new stamps and colors that I've just ordered.  Have a great week.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Black Magic Technique - Craft Project Central

Black Magic - sounds pretty mysterious?  This is the technique page/card project I designed for Craft Project Central.  This technque is a great way to bring a WOW to your card.  If you're going to the Stampin' Up! convention, you might see this card. This is one of my swap cards (sadly... I'm not going, but my friend, Nancy, will be swapping for me).

Friday, July 9, 2010

Totally Cute Project at Craft Project Central

Check out this totally cute tote that Jane designed for Craft Project Central. Inside you’ll find compartments for a stamp set, markers, note cards, envelopes, a stamp pad, and an acrylic block! The tote will make a great gift for the stampers in your life.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Projects at Craft Project Central and July Special

I've been MIA for a bit with the long holiday weekend and business travel.  If you haven't signed up for email updates from Craft Project Central, here are four fabulous projects for July.

First up... This decorative Elements of Style Tile was designed by Naoko.

Elements of Style Tile designed by Naoko

Naoko also designed the free project for July.  This is Greenhouse Gala Top Note Favor.  You can find the free instructions to this project here:

Next, this is the Piggy Desk Organzier designed by Brenda.

Piggy Desk Organizer designed by Brenda

The July Bonus project is the fabulous mobile designed by Sonya.

Butterfly Mobile designed by Sonya

Lastly, during the month of July, subscribe to any two months and receive a third month of your choice, FREE! And I know some of you are going to ask, if you purchase four months, can you get two months FREE? And the answer is yes!

To take advantage of this sale, simply subscribe during the month of July to two months and then email us at with the month that you would like free! And don’t forget, when you take advantage of this special offer, you’ll also be getting the bonus projects for each of these months!

We’ve got great projects planned for the rest of the summer and into the holidays, so we hope you’ll join us and take advantage of this special Summer Celebration Sale!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog

The new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is here now.  You can download a copy of the new catalog: click here. You can also purchase a catalog from me at a special price ($5, shipping available with shipping fee) for the month of July.  All past year's hostesses, will receive the catalog for FREE!