Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Proud Peacock Card Sample

Penny Thomas
Here's a cute little notecard for ya'! Just black and white - nothing could be simpler....or CUTER! This is the "Proud Peacock" stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalog, which ends today. There's still time to get it, if you want it! Just visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now"! The wooden set is 122020 and the clear set is 122031. The greeting is from the "Pursuit of Happiness" stamp set. Adding a single rhinestone to the flowers makes this notecard unbelievable! Just wanted to share it!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Kindness Matters Petite Pocket Sample

Jodi-Danielle Kutz
This is a 3D item we made at my One Step Up Camp Wannastamp. A gift card slides perfectly into the pocket! All supplies used are from Stampin' Up! The recipe is below. To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Crumb Cake - 11 X 4-1/4; Island Indigo - 3 X 1 (cut in half after punched); Pool Party scrap; Very Vanilla scrap; Very Vanilla - 3-1/2 X 1/2; Crumb Cake - 2-1/4 X 1-1/4 (for inside flap); Very Vanilla - 4 X 2-1/8 (for gift card)
Stamps: Kindness Matters
Inks: Early Espresso; Early Espresso Marker
Miscellaneous: Petite Pocket Die; Big Shot Machine; Sticky Strip; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Scallop Edge Border Punch; Paper Snips; SNAIL Adhesive; Linen Thread - 20" long; Linen Thread - 5" long; Mini Glue Dots; Doily Triple Layer Punch; Neutrals Buttons; Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Create A Cupcake Card Sample

Dawn Olchefske
Here's a card we made at my One Step Up Camp Wannastamp. Such a girly-girl card - and I love pink and green together! The recipe is below. To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Melon Mambo - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2; Very Vanilla - 4-1/2 X 3-3/4; Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper - 3-1/2 X 3-1/2; Very Vanilla - 5 X 1 (2) for the scallop trim; Very Vanilla scrap
Stamps: Create A Cupcake
Inks: Melon Mambo; Certainly Celery
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; SNAIL Adhesive; 2-1/2" Circle Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Cupcake Builder Punch; Subtles Designer Buttons; Mini Glue Dots; Melon Mambo Wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - 17" long; Scissors; Basic Rhinestones

My Friend Card Sample

Teneale Williams
This is a card we made at my One Step Up Camp Wannastamp. While I'm not a stamper who uses my brayer very often, it was worth pulling out for this card! Everyone enjoyed trying this technique and were very pleased with how their cards turned out. The recipe is below. To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now."
Paper: Very Vanilla - 11 X 4-1/4; Very Vanilla - 5-1/4 X 4; Early Espresso - 4-1/4 X 3-1/4; Very Vanilla - 4-1/8 X 3-1/8; Very Vanilla - 4 X 3; Soft Suede - 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 (cut to 2-1/2" after run through the Big Shot)
Stamps: Elements of Style; My Friend
Inks: Soft Suede; Early Espresso; River Rock
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; Stampin' Sponges; Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon - 16" long; Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon - 6" long; Scissors; Top Note Die; SNAIL Adhesive; Brayer; Stamp-a-ma-jig; 1-3/8" Circle Punch; Grid Sheets

Cloisonne Butterfly Card

Penny Thomas
Here's a card we made at my One Step Up Camp Wannastamp! We had so much fun experimenting with different colors for the butterflies and they all turned out beautifully! The recipe is below. All supplies used and shown are from Stampin' Up! To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now." Recipe: Paper: Very Vanilla - 11 X 4-1/4; Very Vanilla - 5-1/4 X 4; Very Vanilla - 5-1/8 X 3-7/8; Very Vanilla - 3-1/2 X 3; Very Vanilla - 2-1/2 X 2-1/4 Stamps: You're a Gem Inks: Basic Black; Soft Suede Reinker; Crumb Cake Reinker Miscellaneous: Stampin' Dimensionals; SNAIL Adhesive; Designer Frames Embossing Folder; Big Shot Machine; Wide Oval Punch; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon - 16" long; Scissors; Beautiful Wings Embosslits; Crystal Effects; Basic Pearl Jewels; Mini Glue Dots; Finial Press Embossing Folder; Modern Label Punch

French Foliage Card Sample

Teneale Williams
Here's a card we made at my One Step Up Camp Wannastamp. It was a hit! The recipe is below. All supplies used are from Stampin' Up! To order these products, visit my 24/7 online store at and click on "Shop Now." Recipe:
Paper: Basic Black - 11 X 4-1/4; Crumb Cake - 5-3/8 X 4-1/8; Very Vanilla - 4 X 2-7/8; Very Vanilla - 3-1/4 X 2-3/4; Crumb Cake - 2-1/2 X 2-1/4; Very Vanilla - 5-3/8 X 4-1/8
Stamps: French Foliage; Artistic Etchings; Clearly for You; Thank You Kindly
Inks: Basic Black; Crumb Cake
Miscellaneous: SNAIL Adhesive; Black Satin Ribbon - 6" long; Black Satin Ribbon - 16" long; Scissors; Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz; Paper Piercer with Pad; Black Brads (2); Stampin' Dimensionals; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Beautiful Wings Embosslits; Big Shot Machine; Stampin' Sponges; Basic Rhinestone Jewels; Mini Glue Dots; Black Embossing Powder; Gold Embossing Powder; Heat Tool

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pennant Parade Card Sample

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM HEATHER KLUMP! You've heard me mention Heather many times! Well, here's a swap she made for the other Artisan Award winners this year - AND SHE GAVE LIL' OL' ME ONE, TOO! Isn't this card AMAZING? It's just so good, I don't even know what to say, other than it's one of the most wonderful Christmas cards I've ever seen in my life - and I'm pretty old, so that's a lot of Christmas cards I've seen! Thank you, Heather, for sharing your creativity with me. Really, one day, I'm gonna come live with you and that will just be so much fun!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Precious Butterflies Card Sample

Are you liking all of these convention swaps I've been sharing with you? Here's a beautiful swap I got from my friend Jenny Peterson! I love the colors and the vintage look to it - and I'm CRAZY about our new frame embossing folders! This card is really special to me because it's from Jenny - and I'm just crazy about Jenny! She is the cutest little thing you'll ever run into - and sweet as can be! Her smile will make you forget about all the troubles in the world - and that's such a gift! THANKS FOR YOUR PRETTY CARD, JENNY - AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE, TOO!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Creative Elements Card Sample

Ahhh, I'm melting! Creative Elements is becoming one of my FAVORITE new stamp sets this year! I love every stamp in that set and I love every card I've seen using that set! You just can't go wrong when you've got great stamps to work with! This is another beautiful convention swap that I got from my good friend Jennifer Burns. Jennifer and I go WAY BACK - and I mean WAY BACK - as demonstrators and friends! I am so thankful for her friendship and that we've stayed in touch all these years! She's a keeper - and so is this card! LOVE IT, JENNIFER!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Simply Soft Card Sample

Here is another convention swap I received this summer! This card reminds me of, "Calgon, take me away." It's so feminine, soft, and lovely that it makes me want to drink chamomile tea and stare out the window, contemplating the meaning of life! And then reality hits and I'm back to figuring out what I'm going to cook for dinner and how I'm going to get eight loads of laundry done because everyone needs clean clothes! Sound like your life? This lovely card was made by Kirsteen Gill, a member of The TOPICS! I LOVE YOUR CARD, Kirsteen! Thank you for giving me one even though I didn't have one to give you - you're a sweetheart!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Array of Sunshine Card Sample

Here is another card I received as a swap from the convention. WOW! I think this is the prettiest sample I've seen using the Array of Sunshine stamp set! You have to be patient to sit and cut out all of those flowers - and I just don't know if I'm that patient anymore, but I sure enjoy looking at it when someone else has done all the work! I got this beautiful swap from Jennifer Gulch! She was also a Rising Star this year - CONGRATULATIONS, JENNIFER - and thanks for your amazing swap!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Stamping at Ooh La La!

Last Thursday I went up to Ooh La La and stamped cute cupcake birthday cards with people who were buying cupcakes that afternoon! The atmosphere at Ooh La La is so wonderful and with all the sweet treats available, it's just a super-fun place to hang out! Vanessa O'Donnell, the owner/pastry chef of Ooh La La was kind enough to let me share my love of stamping with Ooh La La's patrons! I had a GREAT time, thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and came home with a KILLER cherry pie! I will be heading back there again during the upcoming holidays to stamp some Christmas goodies with everyone! Thanks, Vanessa, and the Ooh La La employees for your kindness, your hospitality, the delicious treats, and a fun afternoon!
I had FUN! Can't wait to go back again!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Faith in Nature Card Sample

Isn't this a pretty card? This is one of the swaps I got from the convention this summer! The colors are so soft and pretty and it's very soothing to look at! I got this swap from Sharon McNeely. Just wanted to share! TGIF!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Build-A-Bear Gift

Well, now, if this ain't the cutest, I don't know what is! I'm a very lucky person because I'm friends with Heather Klump - and Heather Klump is an Artisan Award winner this year for Stampin' Up! Heather creates incredible things that I could ONLY dream about in my wildest dreams and she's always happy to share her ideas with others. I love that about her! Check out Heather's blog at and you will be blown away by her talent! I'll just sit and bask in the glow of her glory - and then copy everything she does! Ha! Heather gave me this adorable gift at the convention. She made this cute little purse with a Build-A-Bear stamp on the tag, and on the inside was an adorable little outfit she made to actually put on a Build-A-Bear! It has pockets and everything and is just so darn cute! I guess I'll have to get a Build-A-Bear now lest this precious outfit will go to waste! LOVE YOU, HEATHER! I'm so proud to have one of your creations!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Patterned Party Card Sample

Here's the third card we made at my July home workshops. I am falling much harder than I ever imagined for Calypso Coral. This card was fun to make - it's playful and bright! The balloons were inked up with all of the New In Colors. Hope you like it! I cased it dunno! There's no name or watermark on the original picture I copied! SORRY!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A to Z Card Sample

Here's the second card we made at my July home workshops. I just love this style of card. The base is Crumb Cake card stock; the "4" is Lucky Limeade card stock; and the heart is Pink Pirouette card stock. For stamps, I used "A to Z"; the "Just Perfect Alphabet"; and "On Your Birthday." The inks were Early Espresso and Soft Suede. And you just can't forget the Pearl Jewels! I cased this card from Carrie Gaskin! Isn't it lovely?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello! Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? I kind of did! After coming back from the convention, I hit the floor running 100 miles an hour each day and have been INSANELY busy, but things are starting to smooth out now, so I can begin posting again! During July I did several home workshops that were loads of fun - and this is one of the cards I featured at those workshops. I can thank Chrystyna Bryndzia for this card - it was one that she wanted to do - and it's been a big hit! Use your 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Square Punches and corner-round two opposite corners. What's fun about this card is that you can easily use your paper scraps. Even your designer series paper scraps would look awesome! Change out the middle embellishment and change out the greeting and you've got a wonderful card - you just can't go wrong with it! I used Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, and Wisteria Wonder card stock - and the adorable new stamp set called "Friendly Phrases" for the greeting! I love the font of this stamp set and I will be using it often! The middle decoration is our Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and our Flower Designer Brads. For some extra bling (which you know I like) I placed a rhinestone in the center! C-U-T-E! Go make one - it will make you happy!