Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Happy Accident

One more Envelope

Yesterday's post showed the "Mom" envelope.  What you don't know is that I started out thinking I would make it with the Attic Boutique DSP.  When I cut it out I had planned to use the Pool Party color side of the paper...but look what happened when I made the envelope the other way...

Front                                    Back

Now you see why I said this was a 'happy accident'!  I fell in love with the envelope and knew I had to create a card to go with it.  Here's my card:

 These accidental wonderful outcomes are what makes paper crafting such a fun hobby!  Here are a few final photos for you today...

See you tomorrow . . . 


Friday, March 30, 2012

Early Mother's Day Idea

CASE'd from
Stampin' Up!
(Stampin' Success April, 2012 page 6)

Every month my mailbox get's a treat, Stampin' Success Magazine.  It's a magazine just for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and it's full of wonderful tips and Amazing Ideas!  

When I saw this envelope I knew I had to give it a try.  Of course I made mine with the Simply Scored & Diagonal you didn't know. 

I used the Creative Elements stamp set, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party card stock, Melon Mambo & Early Espresso ink, Subtles Designer Print Pack, Crochet Ribbon (Victoria), 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread, Trinket Crowns, Scallop Circle, Eyelet Border & Bird Builder punches.  Edgelit die, Designer Frames Texture Embossing Folder & Timeless Type Jr. Alphabet die, and of course, my Big Shot and Simply Scored / Diagonal Plate tools.

I hope you like at much as I do.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Hurry!!  Promotion 
ENDS on Saturday,
March 31st, 2012

It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!
Especially Stampers!!

I know this is the THIRD time I have posted the same mail, however, I didn't want anyone to miss their chance to take advantage of this AMAZING PROMOTION!   So, one last time before it's too late...

Receive FREE Sale-a-Bration  items  for every $50.00 spent (before shipping & tax).  There is NO LIMIT to the number of FREE items!  Order $100, get two, order $150 you get three…PLUS….
when your  order reaches $150.00 or more (before shipping & tax)  you will also receive . . .

. . . this so cute Tote Bag Too! When you order directly from me. (However, not through my SU website… you must call or email me).  
PLUS, did I mention the $25.00 in Hostess dollars you’ll have to spend ?!  WOWZA!!!!! 

Check out the Sale-a- Bration Mini HERE

AND....if you get together with some friends and place a group order that reaches $400.00 or more (before shipping & tax)  you get the Sale-a-Bration  Bundle  for FREE ( items are on pages 6 & 7 in the  Sale-a-Bration mini.

Add this to all of these other GREAT FREEBIES!!
PLUS  the tote  and $65.00 in Hostess dollars  to spend
PLUS  1 item for 50% off 
PLUS (4) Sale-a-Bration items for FREE
Email me at
OR call me at (248) 474-5939 

 If you have any questions, or think you'd like to host a Sale-a-bration party of your own, contact me today!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Watch & Weight Wednesday

Petite Purse
Big Shot BIGZ L™ Die
 (#125606  $32.95)

 This so cute new die will be available starting April 1st as part of Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Promotion.  It's a Sneak Peak of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog that will premier on June 1st.  Check my website for more details on April 1, 2012:

 I hope you enjoy this week's video!
Here are a few photos of the projects from today's video.

You can see the texture on this little cutie better 
than you could on the video I think.

This one shows the faux stitching on the two purses I don't know if you could see on the video. 
 Check back tomorrow to see what I do next!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time to Step Up!

When simple
isn't enough....

A simple card is often the preferred method.  After all, simple can be classy.  It is also..well, simple!  Here's the simple version
 Just three little butterflies added to a simple card front.  OK, I did shape the wings with my fingers, but it's still simple ....maybe TOO SIMPLE.  Here's the stepped up version....

 As you can see the card isn't terribly different.  However, the butterflies have taken flight!  I added Baker's Twine for the body & antenna.  Each one has added flower(s) and Basic Rhinestones.  But the middle one has a cover over the butterfly base made from Vellum that's been covered with Shimmer Paint (Champagne Mist).  

Take a moment to look at that simple card you created the other day.  Try doing the 'Step Up' and add that little touch to make it soar!  Give it a try!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to watch my video on the new Petite Purse die available in just a few days!  Plus...did I loose weight?? Come back to find out!

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Digital Monday

Manager's Reception

Stampin' Up! always does something fun for the Manager's & above crowd at leadership.  Last year when we were in Nashville they took us to the famous Wildhorse Saloon.  We had the place all to ourselves (FYI no alcohol was served).  We had music, line dancing, and tons of fun!

Brother Trouble was the main act and they threw out T-shirts to a few of us Lucky demonstrator's.  I was handed the very last shirt because I was begging at the stage LOL

 My two friends got their shirts right off the backs of the guys in the band...seriously!  It was a really fun night!  Stampin' Up! had a download for us just to for Leadership.  It's such a great might want to join us!  Call me, email, or just go straight to my website to join the fun!

See you tomorrow for a fun technique!