Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Everyday inspiration!

You know, it's amazing, i have had this ad for Bed, Bath & Beyond sitting here in my craft room for about 3 weeks now, because i liked some of the bedroom stuff in it - for Cait's room. Well, turns out, i got inspired from the ad to make a card using the design and color scheme. Goes to show you - you can find simple color or design inspiration where ever you look!! The top pillow is what i actually based the card design on. Recipe for the card is below: click on the pic to open it larger.

Cardstock - base is Whisper White, tempting Turquoise, Gable Green cardstock. Stamp set is "Circle Circus" & Simple Sentiments (an old hostess set from last year). I also added some "bling" by using Stampin' Up's Rhinestone brads (in "Ice Circles").
I stamped the circles on the TT cardstock in Versa Mark ink, and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss. I also ran the narrow strips of Gable Green thru my Fiskars Crimper tool for added demension.
Enjoy searching around your home for "everyday inspiration"!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Deal of the week!!

Well, it's time!! Stampin' Up's! final Deal of the Week is posted!! And here it is...

Heart to Heart punch
$10.99 (reg. 15.95) !

This punch is just a great staple tool to have in your collection, not only does it punch hearts --- but think of it "outside the box" as well, it also would make great mini butterflies (adhere two hearts together)!
If you would like to take advantage of this deal, simply shop online at or you can email me and pay via paypal or check, I DO plan on placing an order for myself this week, so if you are local, and want to save on shipping - email me to see if we can work out a deal! :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today i thought i would share a couple cards i did. The one on the right i taught in one of my clubs - it's a basic, cute summer card. The one on the left, i made for my upline, Kimberly as a thank you card. They both use the same stamp, and basic color scheme, but just put together differently. I will list the recipes below.

Left card: Background is Crushed Curry, Basic Black, topnote diecut in Bermuda Bay. Circles punched with the 1 1/4 " SU circle punch in Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Ribbon is Melon Mambo polka dot. Stamps are from the Holiday Blitz set (#114982) .

Right Card: Background is Sahara Sand cardstock, circles are punched with 1 1/4" SU punch in Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive Cardstock. Ribbon is bermuda bay. Stamps are same as the left side card.

I think this just shows how you can take one design, and twist it up to create a whole different card by adding an element or a couple new colors.

Just a reminder - the Deal of the week is only good until tomorrow at 10a.m.! If you haven't grabbed it yet, you will love it!! Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for only 18.99!

It's on page 178 of your new catty (or page 175 of the previous catalog), you will get 200 (YES!! 200!!) pieces of hardware (brads, label holders, decorative brads, etc) for you to use in your cardmaking, scrapbooking, or papercrafts!

This is an unbelievable deal - reg. price on this is 29.95!! You save 30%!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Color Challenge for the Weekend!

Here is a color challenge for the weekend for you! For the "deep red" - you could use "Ruby Red" - from Earth Elements, or "Real Red" - bold brights. IF you do this challenge, please link me!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Sketch

Mojo Monday sketches are here! Here is this weeks card sketch, i will post my card tomorrow! If you do this, please link me and link back to .
Have a great week!
PS- Don't forget about Stampin' Up's deal of the week, this week it is the designer Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, normally 29.95 - you can get it until monday for only $18.99, that's 30% off!!!

You can grab this right online at my SU site:

but, only til Monday 7/27 at 10am!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Color Challenge!

Hi everyone! Here is another color challege from Kristin W.'s blog - however, i dug thru the old ones to get this - as it doesn't look like she is keeping up current challeges, :( So.... i may end up doing my own! I have noticed SU colors everywhere i go now.. And i think - oh look! My skirt/shorts are SU coral, rose red, gable green... blah, blah, blah... you get the idea! So, i think i am just going to pick a day and upload my own challenge. Stay tuned.. but here is a great one to do for now.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Cards For Heroes - July 24 6pm

Hi everyone! I will be posting later today with some cards i made over the weekend, but in the meantime, i wanted to let you know about Cards For Heroes - it is a wonderful organization that send cards overseas to our servicemen/women, for them to use to send home when their loved ones have birthdays, or anniversaries, or holidays, sympathy, etc... there are no card stores for them in the middle of where ever they are stationed. That's where we come in:

Friday night, July 24 at 6pm, join us at Portsmouth United Methodist Church, on East Main Rd. in Portsmouth RI as we create Cards for Heroes. There is no fee, and all cards will be shipped overseas for our military to use to send to loved ones.

No prior stamping/cardmaking skills are needed, just a passion to do something wonderful and have great fun!!

Visit for more info on this cause!

Hope to see you then!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Don't Forget Bookmark

This was the basis of the bookmark that i did at our SU Club meeting last night -- i think the ladies really enjoyed making this, and i promised i would post the directions, so here you go!!

Don’t Forget bookmark

1. Scallop bottom edge of Old Olive textured card stock (3-7/8" x 4") using Scallop Edge punch. Mark top center point. Measure 2" down on right side and mark; repeat on left side. Score diagonal lines from center point to each 2" point. Fold score lines and adhere ends in back.

2. Adhere Old Olive Patterns Designer Series paper (3-7/8" x 3-1/4") to top of Old Olive textured card stock, folding corners around back of bookmark.

3. Stamp elephant image in Jet Black StazOn ink on Naturals White card stock. Watercolor image with Going Gray and Rose Red ink using blender pens. Punch out image using 1-3/4" Circle punch, and adhere to Metal Edge tag.

4. Punch flower from Rose Red textured card stock using Trio Flower punch. Punch hole in center of flower using 1/16" Circle punch, and attach Silver brad. Adhere flower to tag with Mini Glue Dot, and adhere tag to bookmark using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5. Tie Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon around bookmark.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Now is GREAT to start a business!!

Saw this on You Tube, and was inspired to share it! With Stampin' Up's new $85 sign on promo (see pic to the right) --> NOW is a GREAT time to start a biz, or be in direct sales!! Wow!

Email me if you have questions, i would love to chat with you.. and explain how you can make some extra money doing what you love! (The discount on awesome stamps doesn't hurt either!LOL)

Weekly Deal!!

This weeks deal is for:

You'll feel like a big shot carrying around the Big Shot Doctor's bag! July 6-12, get the Big Shot Doctor's Bag for $49.99. That's nearly 30% off the regular price of $69.95!Throughout July, be sure to check my web site every Monday at 10 AM (MT) for the week's new deal.

Link is below:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New Catalogs, New Mini Starter Kit promo, and new specials!! Wow!

Happy New Stampin' Up year!!!! It's here, it's here! The new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog is HERE!!!

Check it out -

Click on the link to the right for my 24/7 shopping on my Stampin' Up! site, or visit and you can view the whole swwwweeeet catalog there!!

While you are there, check out the new Definately Decorative catalog -

Also, if you have EVER considered joining the Stampin' Up! family, there is a great chance to start your own business for only $85 coming up!!! We have a great new mini starter kit, that includes all the fun new In Color stuff, and best part is, you control what you want from it - you can make it a business, to earn some extra cash for things you need - or you can just buy for the 20% off discount on all your stamps and accessories! Check out the details:

While anytime is a great time to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, joining during July and August is especially sweet!
Starting your own Stampin' Up! business means free and discounted products, plus a little extra cash--and who couldn't use that? Plus, from July 15 - August 31, you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for only $85!
The special, limited-time Mini Starter Kit contains many of the items you need to get started in your new business, including
For All You Do stamp set
In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6)
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Business forms and tools
Or if you want to buy the standard $199 Starter Kit, in addition to the supplies listed below, you'll get all six of the new In Color Classic Stampin' Pads and one pack of In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")--a $43 value! The standard Starter Kit includes
Four stamp sets
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge
Stampin' Pastels
Card stock
Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub and Mist
Blender pens
Business forms and tools
These special offers--the Mini Starter Kit and the In Color add-on to the standard Starter Kit--are only available for a limited time, so you must act fast!Benefits of Becoming a DemonstratorWhether you just love to stamp, or you want to grow a successful, thriving business, the Stampin' Up! opportunity is the right fit for you. Stampin' Up! demonstrators enjoy many benefits, with just a few listed below:
Product discount. Demonstrators get a 20 percent discount on all Stampin' Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories. It's a great way to support your love of stamping and paper crafting.
Extra income. You'll earn extra income based on your sales and recruiting--how much extra income is up to you. Maybe you just want enough income to pay the electric bill every month, or maybe your goal is bigger--the monthly payment for your new car--it's your decision! See the Compensation Table for more information.
Flexible schedule. This is your business, so you can put in as much (or as little) time as you'd like.
Support from Stampin' Up! We love our demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials, including a monthly magazine, workshop ideas, and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics available on our Demonstrator Web Site.

If i can assist you or answer any of your questions, please email me at . I would love to have you join my team! If you decide you are ready to join my family of demos - you will need the following password to enter on my site - first go to: and then you will click on join.. then you will be prompted for a password - please use : stacyv111


Now , if all this isn't enough -- Stampin' Up! has just introduced a Deal of the Week, each deal will run for approx. one week thru the month of July, and will change out weekly. This first deal of the week will end at 10am est. on 7/6. Here is this week's deal:

Item # 112091
Description - Scallop Edge Punch
Special Price - $10.99 (reg. 15.95)

You can shop the deal of the day on my site, or email me!