February 26, 2015

CCMC #344!

Pretty, pretty colors this week at Create with Connie & Mary. I loved working with all three of these colors:

For stamp sets this week I used Petal Potpourri and the Sheltering Tree. Do you like the way I used the lacy flower image as a border-type layer?

I stamped 3 of the flowers and used the Flower Medallion Punch to cut them out. I then layered them under the Apothecary Accents Die shape. I stamped the swirls from the Sheltering Tree and than added a little bit of Dazzling Details for some shimmer:

And the bow from the Bow Builder Punch is just the cutest, don't you think? It's so petite and I love how quickly it can be assembled. I also used the diecut from the Hello You Thinlits Dies to cut out the "hello" and snuck some Blushing Bride Cardstock underneath to peek through:

We, at Create with Connie & Mary, will have a pleasant surprise for you next week so make sure you stop in. I am so excited about a new venture. Now I have your wheels turning don't I?
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
Project Supplies:
  • Stamps: Petal Potpourri, Sheltering Tree
  • Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Blushing Bride
  • DSP: Regals Paper Stack
  • Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
  • Tools: Bow Builder Punch, Hello You Thinlits Die, Flower Medallion Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Apothecary Accents Die, Dazzling Details


February 25, 2015

Sale-A-Bration Product Feature!

BREAKING NEWS! For those of you that just LOVE this time of year, I have some wonderful news for you. FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF MARCH, we are adding BONUS PRODUCTS to our Sale-A-Bration Brochure. That's right! You can now earn even more FREE products.

Here's what is coming your way starting March 1st:

An additional stamp set and accessory pack above......and an additional stamp set and Vellum Paper Stack below:

Most of you have shopped and shopped since January 6th and you've probably earned most of the FREE products. Now is your change to add more! For those of you that may be new to Stampin' Up!, for each increment of $50 (before tax & shipping), you get to pick a FREE product. Here is the Sale-A-Bration Brochure if you've missed it:


This week's Sale-A-Bration featured product of the week is the SIMPLY WONDERFUL STAMP SET.

Sometimes it's easier to show someone how wonderful they are versus just telling them. The sentiments in the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set-phrases like "Thanks so very much" and "You're the best"-offer many opportunities to show your appreciation, love, admiration, and general regard for anyone in your life. Added bonus: the stamp set coordinates with the Decorative Label and Extra-Large Oval Punches, just to name a few!

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February 24, 2015

Weekly Deals and Sale-A-Bration Product Feature!

With the debut of my Weekly Newsletter to those of you that signed up and my VIP Newsletters for my customers and Downline, my blog posting schedule has changed. I will now be posting when my other duties have been completed so please remember that my posts may no longer be here bright and early each morning!
Here are this week's Weekly Deals at Stampin' Up!:
And here are some cards that I made previously that used some of these products: 




  Don't forget to check out our RETURNING FAVORITES from the 2014 Holiday Catalog:

Click HERE to view. And finally, a listing of new arrivals:

Click my Online below to shop and once you place an order with me, you become part of my VIP Newletter.............. full of tips, techniques and tutorials!

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February 23, 2015

Merry Monday #147!

Happy Monday Everyone! Bonnie's challenge this week is stars at Merry Monday. I keep repeating the "Star Light Star Bright" poem in my head:

Star Light Star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

Silly me, I know....here's our challenge for this week:

Instead of adding a stamped star I opted for a cluster of punched stars:

Instead of stamping a star, I opted to use my Confetti Stars Punch and layered Night Of Navy Cardstock underneath to make the color peek through:

I added an assortment of stamped images to create a little wintery scene. Doesn't the plaid designer paper make everything just pop? I had fun with this challenge, thanks Bonnie!

Visit my wonderful teammates at Merry Monday for some fabulous inspiration!

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Card Supplies:

Designer Paper: Retired
Ribbon: Retired



February 22, 2015

Post-It Note Easel Holder!

Yay! It's Sunday and that means I have a new video for you! What do you think of this cute "Post-It Note Easel Holder"?

Would you like to learn how to make one? What a great gift for a family member, co-worker or your favorite stamping buddy!

Click here for the link to my YOUTUBE VIDEO 

Or click on the video below:

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February 21, 2015

Moon Lake & No Coloring!

Hi Stampers! Today I am showing you how to use a stamped lined image without having to color it. Sometimes a lined imaged is pretty by stamping it in one color and leaving it that way. Take a look at my card for today:

See how pretty it looks stamped in Baked Brown Sugar Ink? I coordinated the ink with the cardstock and added one more color in the mix for a slight pop. I also added a frame with the stamped image sitting on the inside. I used part of the image in each corner also:

The Tangerine Tango Cardstock layer really makes the Baked Brown Sugar Ink stand out doesn't it?

And how about the coordinating purse from the Purse Die? I used the Bow Builder Punch to create a bow and you can see in this photo how I glued the bow in place using Stampin' Dimensionals:

The bow looks so cute sitting on the top. I embossed the frame, hand-cut it and then glued it to the flap of the purse shape!

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February 20, 2015

Tools, Tools & More Tools!

Dave and I both want to thank everyone that has purchased his tools for stamping. He has been extremely busy keeping up with all the orders! For those of you that are new to my blog, here are the items:

Dave's Stampin' Up! Heat Tool Holder:

Dave's Washi Tape Holder:

Dave's Washi Tape Holder or Washi Tape & Ribbon Combo Holder (can be used both ways):

Dave's Ribbon Holder:

And Dave's Ribbon Bow Maker:

 All of these items can be purchased here on Dave's page on my blog: 

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