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October 2011

November Stamp Set of the Month!

“Easy Events”

Accessory of the Month: Rhinestone Brads


When you order the November “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see its versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs.

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!

November Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $43.90 + Shipping and Tax

(Includes your order for the “Easy Events” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Rhinestone Brads plus the FREE kit)

November Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $35.90+ Shipping and Tax

(Includes your order for the “Easy Events” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Rhinestone Brads plus the FREE kit)

Additional Quantities of the November Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Jet Black StazOn, Pool Party Marker, So Saffron Marker, Melon Mambo Marker Wild Wasabi Marker and Pumpkin Pie Marker, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Details, Whisper White Envelopes, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Bone Folder.

Contact me to Order Today!  [email protected]

Orders must be place no later than November 15, 2011

25 & Counting Advent Calendar

Today was the 25 & Counting Advent Calendar Class!!  We had a great time, and I love how the calendar came out!  Here's a pic of the calendar all put together (but without a frame!):


Over the next week or so, I will post each individual day, along with the measurements and supplies used!  To see this, you'll need to head on over to my Stampin' Up! Blog HERE.

Divas Sketch Challenge #160

Woohoo!!  It's the weekend!!  My 25 & Counting Class is this morning--that was alot of cutting!!  But, I think the ladies are really going to like the end product!! 

As you know, Saturday means sketch challenge!!  Here's our last sketch for October:


and my card:


I pulled out one of my favorite holiday sets, Serene Snowflakes!  And, a fun color combo:  Real Red, Old Olive and Marina Mist!  A little untraditional, but not too off the wall!!  The sentiment is from Curly Cute--such a fun set!  I love the font it uses!!  That's it--a very simple card, but I really do like it!  Hope you do, too!!

Be sure you check out the rest of the team--you can find the links on the UDI Blog!!

Stamping 411!!

Happy Friday Afternoon!!  I'm all set up and ready for my 25 and Counting class tomorrow!  Now to get ready for Game 7!!  I really hope the Rangers can pull it off!!  It would be so much fun to see them win their very first World Series!!  It should be a great game!!!

Now, onto our fun sketch for today!!


You probably expected a Halloween card, right?  Not sure why I went with this one!  LOL!!  I really love this designer paper--Holly Berry Bouquet!  And, I came across this "old" set--it's been neglected!   Perfect Punches is a great set, and so easy to use!  I stamped the image twice--once in Real Red, and once in Garden Green.  The Real Red image was punched out with the Scallop Circle punch, then the Garden Green image was punched with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.  I layered them with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some dimension.  Then, for some sparkle, I added some rhinestones all around the red image!  for the "ribbon", I used a strip of Garden Green cardstock, layered with a strip of Silver Glimmer paper--it was cut out using the Big Shot and Tasteful Trim Die!

Be sure you check out the Operators at the Stamping 411 Blog!!  And, then, play along with us!!  It's so much fun to see all the GREAT ideas each week!  It's amazing how many different cards come out of just one sketch!

Have a GREAT weekend!!

Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Hi all, and welcome to Friday!!  We have a fun sketch today brought to you by ME! :-)


Here's what I came up with:


Very little stamping--just the main image!  and, it's done with Wicked Cool and Peach Parfait and Black Stazon ink!  simple, simple!  The other two "side" panels are actually cut out from one of the designs from the Pick Your Poison Designer Paper!  I just punched them out with my 1 1/4" square punch!!  I can't believe Halloween is almost here!  I've really enjoyed stamping for Halloween! 

Please hop on over to Tina's blog now and see what she created with this sketch!!

Pennant Parade Set Sampler!

On the  Stamping 411 blog, the operators take turns posting on Thursdays--just whatever they want to share!!  Today was my first post on "Whatever Thursday"!!  I decided to do a Set Sampler--to show you many ways to use one stamp set!!  Today's set is Pennant Parade!  If you have other sets you'd like to see, please leave me a comment, and I'll give it a try!

This first card shows you a card you might expect from this set:

Yes, it's a birthday card, using the pennant stamp as......pennants!! This is very easy to do with the coordinating Petite Pennants Builder Punch!

Look, you can use this same stamp as a Christmas tree:

Just turn it upside down!! And, I colored in the garland with a Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker.

In keeping with the "upside down" theme, here are some fun ice cream cones:

The ice cream scoops are 1 3/4" circles! I punched a template from a window sheet, then sponged in with Pretty in Pink ink! Wouldn't this make a sweet card for a little girl?!

Now, this card is just wild!!! LOL!!! I used the same stamp from the previous card, and created a back ground!!I started with Not Quite Navy ink, and stamped a row of the pennants. I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure they were somewhat straight! I continued all the way down with the Not Quite Navy pennants, then came back and "filled in" with the Cajun Craze Pennants! Would make a fun card for a special guy's birthday!!

I hope you enjoy the Set Sampler!! We'll see you tomorrow for another great sketch challenge!!

Supplies used:
Happy Birthday Card: White, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point and Melon Mambo cardstock and ink; Brights Patterns Stack; Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, White Baker's Twine, Petite Pennant Builder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Merry Card: Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red and Naturals White Cardstock; Lucky Limeade, More Mustard & Early Espresso Classic Ink; Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker; Petite Pennant Builder Punch; Chocolate Chip Scalloped Dots Ribbon, Big Shot, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, small oval punch, stampin' dimensionals

Ice Cream Cone Card: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock; Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink Classic ink; stampin' sponges, pretty in pink 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; small oval punch

Background Card: Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla cardstock; Not Quite Navy & Cajun Craze Classic Ink; stamp-a-ma-jig; Modern Label punch, word window punch; Very vanilla satin ribbon

Stampin' Queens Sketch -- Week 10!

Good morning, and Happy Wednesday!!  Today's card is a simple one, based on the Stampin' Queens' Week #10 Sketch:


and my card:


I did flip the sketch--I didn't want to cover up the chandelier!  This paper is from the Pick Your Poison Designer Paper--I love that's it's all done for me!! :-)  I just cut it out and adhered it to my Peach Parfait card base!!

I added a little Very Vanilla Ribbon--sponged with Black Stazon ink.  Then, my sentiment, from Wicked Cool!

I told you it was simple! :-)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's designs HERE!  Then, play along with us!!!


Good morning!!  Here is a card I starteed to make for my swap at Regionals!  But, I decided against it when I couldn't get the words to line up straight!!!  It really isn't that hard, but when you wait until the last minute--it's really hard to do in a hurry!!  :-)


Supplies used:  Thank You Kindly Stamp Set

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush

Misc:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder & Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon

Cardstock & Measurements:

Whisper White:  4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2";  2 1/4" x 1 3/4", plus scrap for the raised sentiment

Concord Crush: 4" x 5 1/4";  2 3/8" x 1 7/8"

Wisteria Wonder:  2 5/8" x 2 1/8"

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!!

Albuquerque Regionals, cont.,

Here are the last three samples from my Workshop Wow presentation!


This was made with the #2 Box and Big Shot.  I  sponged and masked onto a strip of whisper white, then attached that to the box (pacific point).  Colors are Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.  I used the 1 3/8" circle punch to make my template and masks!


This was made with the 1 1/4" Square punch!  Colors are Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso.  Stamp sets used:  Party this Way and Word Play


This card seemed to be everyone's favorite.  I used Bashful Blue and Marina Mist for the 1 3/4" Circles.  The snowflakes are stamped with Night of Navy ink!  Snow Swirled is the stamp set!

Again, if you need more detailed instructions, please drop me an email!!  [email protected]!