Thursday, March 26, 2009


Here is a Pop Up Ball Scrapbook that I made. It uses Sale-a-bration papers and ribbon. I also used my new Stampin' Up Eyelet Border Punch.

To make the scrapbook, I covered chipboard with Designer Series paper and then connected the chipboard with a piece of coordinating cardstock. The pop up ball was made using my cricut, you can find more information about that in this post HERE.

I made a template so that I could see the part of the picture that I wanted to use and then cut out the pictures and attached them to the ball. You could attach pictures to the bottom part of the ball also, but I liked using the DSP better.

I also used velcro to help keep the scrapbook closed. Next time I think I will use just a 1/2 of a velcro dot.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, March 19, 2009

February 2009 Stamp Club Projects

I was just getting ready to upload the projects that we are making for Stamp Club tonight, when I realized I never uploaded last month's projects. So here they are. This first card was a cased card from Dawn Griffith. I changed it up a little, added a little more color and a little less glitter. This is the new set Just Buzzin' By.

The next project was our little Easter Basket. I usually try to make at least one 3-D project at each club night. This basket was made using the Big Shot and the Scallop Envelope Die. There are tons of tutorials for these floating around on everyone's blogs so I have no idea who to credit for this idea...

The last project was a card showcasing the FREE Sale-a-bration products. This card used one of the stamp sets - Botanical Blooms - the Designer Series Paper - and the new So Saffron ribbon. This is a two-step stamping set, but we just used the outline images and colored them with markers and a blender pen.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another Card From Wildcard

I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while. My internet was down, actually it turned out that it wasn't my internet it was my router. It just needed to be reset.

So I am up and running again. Here is a card and matching envelope that I made with my Wildcard cartridge. I hope to get time to play with this cartridge again soon. I still have several projects that I need to photograph so that I can share with you. But right now I need to go and get ready for my stamp club tomorrow evening.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another Wildcard Part 2

This is the owl card that goes with the envelope in the previous post. I am the first to admit that the card isn't nearly as cute as the envelope. She needs some work.

Hopefully, I can improve this one with a little practice.

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Another Wildcard...

I'm posting again tonight because I really wanted to show this one. This is actually the envelope. Isn't it cute.

I am sending this card to a couple from church who were gone Sunday. They have weiner dogs, so I thought he was a cute addition to the envelope. This envelope goes with the owl card. For some reason, blogger is only letting me put one picture in a post, so I will show the card in the next post.

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My First Wildcard

I just received 2 new Cricut Cartridges in the mail yesterday. One of them was the Wildcard Cartridge. This one is really cool because it is especially made for the card makers. Each card has a matching envelope that you can make.
This is my first card. You might not be able to tell it in the picture, but the envelope matches the dial part of the phone. I used my white gel pen to make the lines around the phone. The paper is Stampin' Up Pink Passion and I added a prisma flower in the corner.
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Monday, March 9, 2009

This is So Cool!

This is my first Pop-Up Ball card. The picture on the right shows what it looks like closed. Then when you open the card, the ball pops up.

I know the card itself isn't that cool. When I started out, I was just trying to see if I could get the ball put together. Then after I did, I didn't want to waste it, so I went ahead and made it into a card. I didn't put any forthought in to it.

Now the really cool part is - and I know as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator I shouldn't say this - it didn't cost me anything. This didn't come from a Sizzix Die. I got the design from a wonderful lady on the Cricut board named Laurinda. You can find her blog HERE. So if you have a Cricut and Design Studio, you could make this also.

The card does kind of bulge out in the middle, so I think it would be a good idea to tie the ribbon around the whole card in the middle. I also put a velcro dot on the inside to help keep it closed. I can't wait to make another, but I was excited so I wanted to go ahead and share this.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Round Top Easter Basket

Here is the Easter Basket that I made for Debbie, my February Stamp Club Hostess. I got the pattern for the basket from SplitcoastStampers.

I used Certainly Celery for the basket and the new Designer Series Paper "Delicate Dots" that is available as one of your Sale-a-Bration choices. I used my Simple Flower Embosslit to make the flower and the Little Leaves die. The border was punched with the new Eyelet Border punch.

In case you haven't heard, Stampin Up is going back to one catalog a year and three mini catalogs. And I'm thrilled. It is hard to keep up with two catalogs and I am not as familiar with all the new product as I would like to be. I keep looking in the catalog to find out what everything is called as I'm trying to post.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Big Flower Card

I told you I would show the cards that I made with the big flower on the sizzix die and here they are. All the cards use Tempting Turquois as the card base with a layer of Pacific Point blue. The Five Petal Punch was used to make the leaves and the ribbon is also Pacific Point blue.

I also did a lot of dots with my white gel pen. My friend Terri thought it was a little much on the centers, but I like the dots. What do you think?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Flower Pot Cards

After seeing this card HERE I decided to try making one of these cute cards. Since I didn't have the Sizzix Die she used, I decided to use my new Stampin' Up Simple Flower Embosslits Die. These dies are great since they cut and emboss at the same time. I don't remember for sure what papers I used as I just pulled them out of my scrap basket. The leaves were made from my new SU Little Leaves die. I also used my scallop border punch on the flower pot.

When my friend Terri came over to make cards, we went to a LSS to get some paper for some projects we were doing. Terri was decorating her classroom at church and needed some big hands cut out. So she bought some cardstock and we used my Cricut Expressions to cut them out. We had some pretty big scraps left, and since I can't stand to waste scraps - even if it was Non Stampin' Up Paper - we used her Sizzix flower die and cut out a bunch of these flowers. There were two different size flowers on her die, I will show you the cards I made with the big flower tomorrow. We used the SU Five Petal Punch to make the leaves for these cards. The flower pot is made from Close to Cocoa paper. Some of the flowers were a pretty close match to Tempting Turquois so I used Tempting Turquois ribbon around the flower pot.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spiral Pop Up Card

Here is my first try at a spiral pop up card. I used my cricut and a spiral .cut file that is available on this blog - HERE.

I have tried cutting my own spirals with scissors, but wasn't very successful, so I was excited when I saw someone had designed a spiral for the cricut.

The card uses the Just Buzzin By set available in the new Stampin' Up catalog. I can think of several more cards that I would like to make using the pop up spiral.

I had another "playdate" this week with my friend Terri, so stayed tuned and I will post some of the cards we made.
Thanks for looking

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Watercolor paper, Non SU designer paper
Ink - Black Staz-on ink, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Blush Blossom and Green Galore Markers
Accessories - Black brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Easter Sets Available

The Easter Sets from the Occasions Mini (available April 1st) are available for ordering now. So if you want to get a start on your Easter projects, give me a call or send me an email to order your Easter sets now. You can see the sets available by clicking on the link on the top right hand side of my blog.

All other products in the Occasions Mini will be available starting April 1st.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Symbols of Salvations

This is another card I made using a retired Stampin' Up set - Symbols of Salvation. The sentiment was perfect for a young lady who came forward and accepted Jesus as her Savior two weeks ago at church.
This is a very simple card, but I think the paper really "makes" the card. It's the new double sided textured cardstock called Parisian Breeze. The cardstock is so pretty, there isn't a single sheet (or side) that I don't like.
I also used my new Eyelet border punch and the new white organdy ribbon - all from Stampin' Up. The little cross is a charm that I believe I bought a Wal-mart a long time ago and just hadn't found the right card to use it on - until now.
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Baby Card

Here is a card that I made for a young lady at church who just had her first baby - a boy of course.

I used several retired Stampin' Up sets on this card. First, the baby image came from the set - Baby's Firsts, the sentiment came from the set - Welcome Little One, and the word "baby" came from a sale-a-bration set called Note Worthy. This is why I don't like getting rid of retired sets, they always come in handy at some point in time.

I used bashful blue paper, ink and ribbon. I also tried out a set of Nestabilities that I had gotten for Christmas.

Thanks for looking,


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