Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mojo Monday #226

Hey everyone!
It's Monday, so that means another Mojo Monday sketch for ya...

I really liked this one as it gave us the choice to go round or square. I ended up going square, but my twist was that the main image area on the front is actually cut OUT of the front of the card window-style, instead of being another set of layers ON TOP of the front of the card. I tried to give it just a little bit of bling with a glimmer brad and some smooch spritz, but didn't realize that my smooch spritz was close enough to empty that it made big splatters on my card...sooooo...I'm sorry about that!

I hope you like my card, and thanks for looking!
Here's the sketch:

And here's what I did with it:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Happy Greetings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Twitterpated DSP, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Blossom Punch, Glimmer Brad Subtles, White Bakers Twine, Big Shot, Framelits, Smooch Spritz Vanilla, Color Spritzer, Basic Gray Marker, Crumb Cake Marker

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

SAB is HERE! 3 Ways to Sale-a-Brate!

OK...this will be a long post because I do have a card share for you today...but first....the awesome special announcement!


There are 3 great ways to take advantage of this once a year event....

1.) PLACE AN ORDER! For every $50 of product you order, you earn a FREE exclusive gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. There are stamp sets, designer paper, ribbons, brads, fabric...all kinds of things to choose from in there!!
To take advantage of SAB by placing an order, click HERE and go to "Shop Now". Or you can simply send me an email or call me and I'll be happy to place your order for you! There is a link to the special SAB catalog on the right side of this blog...

2.) BE A HOSTESS! Have more than a little stuff you'd like to order? Or, better yet, get some friends together and let them HELP you get to that big order amount! To be your own hostess, and earn an exclusive, beautiful, reusable shopping tote simply contact me to place an order of $150 or more. Hostesses who place an order (it can even be a combined order from your friendly get-together) of $400 or more, not only get the beautiful tote, but they earn EVEN MORE FREE
STUFF! Keep reading!
If you place a $150 order, you will receive:

  • the exclusive and beautiful tote pictured above-in this year's designer colors, ***see below
  • $25.00 of FREE Hostess Dollars to spend on anything you want from either catalog
  • 3 FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure
***NOTE – If you are placing a $150 order and you want the tote – you have to contact me! Online orders will not receive it.

Call me at 307-220-2175 and I will place the order for you to make sure you get your tote!

Having those friends over? If you place a $400 order, you guys not only receive 8 FREE GIFTS from the brochure and the beautiful tote, but you also receive an exclusive bundle of EXTRA FREE stuff! This hostess bundle includes the products found on pages 6-7 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, including:

  • Fresh Vintage stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
  • Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack

3.) JOIN MY TEAM! Have you been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, or wishing there were a way for you to earn extra income alongside your current job, or wishing you had some way to supplement your family's income without having to sacrifice being home with your kids? Well, if you have, and you been waiting for the next good deal to come it is!

Sign Up during Sale-A-Bration for only $125.00



    That $125 gets you over $340.00 of product with FREE shipping and handling, 30% off your first order, 20% off of EVERY SINGLE ORDER AFTER THAT, plus, a FREE package of Designer paper or digital download each month until year end. And the best part about the last thing is...YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHICH PACK OF PAPER OR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD YOU WANT! (Up to $10.95 each)

    So let's do the math: $340.00 worth of product, $35.00 free shipping, discounts, discounts, discounts-FOREVER, AND over $130.00 worth of FREE designer paper or digital downloads this year...a minimum of $500.00 worth of stuff (not even counting your discounts) for your $125. Ummm...YES PLEASE! I wish I could take advantage of this deal myself!

    In addition to all that's mentioned above, being a member of my team means:

    • You are invited to attend the fabulously exciting Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, UT every July
    • You have the opportunity to attend at least 2 upline meetings per month where we learn new tips, tricks, and
      techniques and just have a great time stamping with our fellow team members
    • You have access to an entire team of fellow demonstrators who are always happy to share information, answer questions, show you how to do something, swap samples, and support you in any way they can. Some members of my upline have been demonstrators for upwards of 15 years! Believe me...if you need support or questions answered...we've got it covered!
    • You will receive monthly downline packets from me containing fresh samples and technique ideas that you can use in workshops or classes, or however you like to build YOUR business the way YOU want!
    • You will receive a free monthly subscription to the Stampin' Up! demonstrator only magazine, Stampin' Success, which is filled with even more ideas and tips
    • You'll gain access to demonstrator-only content on the Stampin' Up! website, and the ability to order A FULL MONTH earlier than customers when a new catalog or promotion comes out!

    I cannot express WHAT A GREAT DEAL THIS IS! don't have to sign your life away, so it's a great time to test drive a Stampin' Up! demonstratorship! What do you have to lose? Get in while the gettin' is good!! Just email or call me and let me know which option you'd like to take advantage of...simple as 1, 2, or 3!

    OK...I know that's a LOT of information to take in...but I did promise you a card share today, so here we go! I used the sketch over at PPA...but tried to think a little outside of the box. Please leave me a comment to let me know what you think! Thanks for looking!

    So here's the sketch:
    (you guys know I'm a notorious sketch flipper)

    And here's 2 views of my card...since it has an unusual opening...
    Stamps: Perfectly Penned
    Ink: Poppy Parade
    Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
    Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Folder, Framelits, Domestic Goddess Designer Paper, Designer Paper 2012-2013 In Color Collection, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Clip Assortment, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Monday, January 23, 2012

    Mojo Monday #225

    Ok so...technically it's still Monday for a few more minutes, so here's today's Mojo Monday...

    Here's the sketch:

    And here's my card:
    Obviously, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees, but other than that, I think I did pretty good at sticking to it! This uses a stamp set I haven't used in a while...and also my least used Texture Folder, so a couple of challenges all wrapped into one. I hope you like it, and please stop by tomorrow for a special announcement!!! Thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Farm Life
    Ink: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
    Cardstock: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
    Accessories: Big Shot, Hounds-tooth Texture Folder, Designer Series Paper Regals Collection, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamp-a-majig (this is a wood-mount set, and no way would I have gotten those words straight without it!)

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    Thursday, January 19, 2012

    A Little Bit of Good

    So today's share is one of my favorite cards I've made lately. I love the saying, it uses my current favorite DSP...I just love it. It's very simple, and quick to reproduce if you're making a set of cards for a gift. Stamping Supplies are always listed below the image, so please let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
    Ink: Calypso Coral
    Cardstock: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
    Accessories: Domestic Goddess DSP, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Clip Assortment, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Faux Quilt

    So today's share came from a challenge I saw somewhere last week to use a Technique that I don't use very often. Well, this faux quilt is a technique I learned at a swap I crashed at Convention this year. It is the quickest, easiest thing EVER...and looks so cool! Don't you think? I also used one of my favorite stamps for the sentiment.

    Please let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness
    Ink: Poppy Parade
    Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White
    Accessories: Domestic Goddess DSP, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones

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    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Timeless Portrait Easel Card

    Today's share is an easel card I made using the Timeless Portrait DSP and the new Framelits. This is another paper that I have a difficult time working with, but overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I think my favorite part is where I attached one of the Trinket Keys to the bow, and as you can see I used the new Large Pearls to hold the card in it's standing position.

    Please let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Perfectly Penned
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler
    Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
    Accessories: Timeless Portrait DSP, Big Shot, Framelits, Black Satin Ribbon, Trinket Keys, Large Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Mojo Monday #224

    It's you know that means another Mojo Monday sketch! This sketch was a good challenge for me because I could have gone with so many different Designer Papers. But alas...I stuck with my current fave-Domestic Goddess!

    So here's the sketch:

    And here's my card...comments welcome, followers adored...and as always, Thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Pursuit of Happiness
    Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight
    Cardstock: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral
    Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circles #2, Circle Scissor Plus, Blossom Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Domestic Goddess DSP, 2011-2012 In Color DSP, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, 1" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, So Saffron Twill Ribbon (very retired)

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    Sunday, January 15, 2012

    Running in Heels

    Ok, I don't do these very often, but decided to try my hand at one. For this inspiration challenge, we were instructed to choose something from Polyvore, and use it as inspiration for our project.'s what I chose:

    While I absolutely do not have any interest in the drama house that is the Kardashians, I just liked the colors, so that's what I took from this picture. Here's my card...please let me know what you think, and as always, thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Favorite Thoughts, En Francais
    Ink: Black StazOn, Not Quite Navy
    Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
    Accessories: 2011-2012 In Color DSP Pack, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Square Lattice Texture Folder, Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Regals Designer Buttons

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    Saturday, January 14, 2012

    First Scrapbook Page of 2012

    So today's share is my first scrapbook page of 2012! I used to do only scrapbooking, but then I got turned onto cards as that was what Stampin' Up! was "designed around"...but now...they're branching out, and I'm going back! This is a sketch challenge, so first I'll show you the sketch. I rotated the sketch counterclockwise for my page because I liked it better that way.

    So here's the sketch:

    And here's my is of me and my husband in St. Kitts for our honeymoon. We took our honeymoon on our 2nd Anniversary, because that's when the opportunity presented itself. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G...I can't wait to do something like that again!

    Thanks for looking!
    Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Tropical Party
    Ink: Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
    Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
    Accessories: Island Oasis DSP, Subtles DSP, Blossom Punch, 1" circle punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Folder, Serif Essentials alphabet dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Another Day, Another Sketch

    Today's share came from a sketch I found over at Freshly Made Sketches. The sketch itself, as you can see, is very simple, but sometimes, that is the challenge for me. I sometimes struggle with keeping it simple.'s the sketch:

    And here's my always I love to hear what you think and thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Nature Walk, Kindred Spirits
    Ink: Black StazOn
    Cardstock: Basic Black, So Saffron
    Accessories: First Edition DSP, Black Satin Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Texture Folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Wednesday, January 11, 2012


    Today's share is a card I made for the Split Coast Card Sketch challenge that they do every Wednesday. The sketch was pretty simple, but I still always have a hard time deciding what I want to do with it.'s the sketch:

    And here's what I did with it:

    This is my first attempt at using the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper. It is so pretty, but as I thumb through the papers, it seems like every time, the rooster holds me up. I'm just not a rooster person. But finally I just decided to go with it! As you can see, I used the new Framelits to creatively cut out one of the roosters from the DSP, and the next larger Framelit to cut a mat. I think the Antique Brads and the Basic Pearls give it just enough dressing-up.

    I'd love to hear what you think, and as always, Thanks for Looking!

    Stamps: Creatively Yours
    Ink: Soft Suede
    Cardstock: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
    Accessories: Beau Chateau DSP, Framelits, Basic Pearls, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    PPA 126

    For today's share, I decided to participate in the current PPA (Pals Paper Arts) Challenge. Right now it's a color challenge using the colors Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, and Very Vanilla.

    I decided to make a 3D item as a Thank You gift instead of a card. I first ran a piece of DSP from the Pocketful of Posies package through the Big Shot with the Fancy Favor Die to get the bag. Then I embellished it with Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and some punched embellishments that I made using the new Framelits and the Apothecary Art stamp set. Inside the bag is a set of miniature cards with envelopes. We used to have cards this size called Ensemble cards...but not anymore. :( No big deal though...I just made my own. Keeping the cards simple, each card is embellished with a small strip of the same DSP, a few Basic Pearls, a bow, and a sentiment from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.

    I hope you like it, and thanks for looking!

    Stamps: Apothecary Art, Perfectly Penned
    Ink: Not Quite Navy
    Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy
    Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Framelits, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Mojo Monday #223

    Hey's Monday, so that means time for a Mojo Monday sketch. I used to do this every week, but I've been slacking off. But now I'm back!

    So here is this week's sketch:

    And here's my interpretation of it. I stuck pretty close to the sketch, except I changed the direction of the two scalloped focal points. The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch, was that the shape on the right reminded me of the larger tag on the Two Tags Die. guessed it, that's what I used.

    A few details:
    • The brad is from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon and brad pack, available for FREE on January 24th.
    • The sentiment is stamped on Very Vanilla, and then punched out using HALF of the ginormous (2 1/2") circle punch.
    Here's the rest of the Stampin' Supplies and as always, Thanks for stopping by!

    Stamps: Kind Thanks, Everyday Enchantment
    Ink: Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Soft Suede
    Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Crumb Cake
    Accessories: Big Shot, Two Tags Die, Lattice Embossing Folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP, Sale-A-Bration ribbon and brad bundle, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    A Twitterpated Original and Blog Candy Winner!

    Helloooooo Readers!

    I know I said I was giving you 24 hours, but I realized when I signed on last night to draw a winner, that my email that goes to several of my groups was still hanging out in my outbox. So there were a lot of people who didn't get a chance to even read the post. Sooo...I decided to wait an extra day.

    But anyhow...the winner is: Nancy Seed

    Nancy Seed said...

    Love this paper and stamp set. I do follow your blog through LNS and have signed up as a follower. Thanks for the chance at the blog candy.
    seedstlc at distributel dot net

    So Nancy...send me your snail mail address and I'll get
    your goodies sent out to you ASAP!

    Now..on to today's creation.

    Today I have an original creation (a rarity for me...I'm a big CASEr) using some more of the goodies from the new Occasions Mini. Please let me know what you think...and as always, Thanks for stopping by!
    Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Fabulous Phrases
    Ink: Cherry Cobbler
    Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White
    Accessories: Twitterpated DSP, Basic Gray 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Twitterpated Double Scallop Button, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    Friday, January 6, 2012

    Funky Birthday and Blog Candy!!

    That's right...a blog is no fun unless you occasionally get Blog Candy, right? Right!
    So keep reading...

    Today's share is a CASE using two sets from the 2011-2012 IB&C-Funky Four and Bring on the Cake. This card could easily be done with any color combination in the Color Coach. I paired it with some coordinating buttons from the Subtles collection for a fun and playful birthday card.

    Stamps: Funky Four, Bring on the Cake
    Ink: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, So Saffron
    Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Whisper White
    Accessories: Subtles DSP, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Corner Rounder punch, Designer Buttons Subtles

    Now, for blog candy...
    I'm giving away a coordinating set of products, which I dearly love and have used much of (don't worry...these sets are brand new)

    Funky Four Stamp Set (clear mount)
    Play Date Designer Series Paper
    Play Date Quick Accents

    To be entered to win, you have to do 2 things...I know, I know...I shouldn't make ya work for it.

    1.) You have to subscribe to my blog
    2.) You have to leave me a comment saying you subscribed

    That's it! Of course, if you're already subscribed, then you only have to post a comment. You have 24 hours, so ready...set...go!

    Oh yeah...and thanks for looking!

    Thursday, January 5, 2012

    Enchanted Edges

    Today's share is a super simple card using some more of the items from the new Occasions Mini catalog and also from the Sale-A-Bration booklet. I'm still having fun using this pretty new paper and the Mixed Bunch stamp set with it's coordinating punch, but I've also been trying my hand at some other new stuff. Look really closely, and you will see that not only is the Designer Paper cut with the new Edgelits, but I've also used the coordinating Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to go with it. The Adorning Accents Texture Folder set is a set of 3 Embossing Folders that are only about 1 1/2" tall by 5 1/2" wide. So, you can close them over your card in a small area and get these great embossed lines like you see below. I'll be playing more with these and other new products over the weekend, so stay tuned for more.
    Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Perfectly Penned
    Ink: Poppy Parade, Early Espresso
    Cardstock: Poppy Parade
    Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Blossom Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Fresh Vintage

    Hey everyone! I's BARELY still Wednesday, but...I'm sliding in under the wire, because I'm making a concerted effort to blog here goes.

    Today's share is a CASE from the most recent issue of Stampin' Success magazine-the magazine we demos get from Stampin' Up! every month that's full of great ideas and tons of inspiration.

    This card is not difficult to make, yet still has that "you-spent-tons-of-time-on-me" look...

    If you are wondering where you can find these great papers and stamps, won't have to wait long. They are from this year's Sale-A-Bration booklet, and they only cost....wait...they're FREE! Yep! You read correctly. FREE. For every $50 of stamping stuff you order (from any catalog), you get to pick any item you like from the whole Sale-A-Bration booklet, FOR FREE! What's better than free stamping stuff? Well...I'll let you know when I figure that out...but stay tuned, because this offer starts on January 24th, and you won't want to miss it.

    Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Kind Thanks
    Ink: Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
    Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
    Accessories: Everyday Enchantment DSP, Blossom Bouquet Punch, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack