Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SUDSOL Blog Hop -

Welcome!  I hope you enjoyed your stop at Jennifer Weide's blog.  She had some great stuff didn't she?   I am honored to be a part of this blog hop!  I really think SUDSOL is so invaluable as a demonstrator.  I don't live by my upline and don't think she is very active.  I have not ever really gotten much support from her, but when I need help, I can email my SUDSOL sisters (and brothers) and get help quick.  It has become an invaluable resource for me in my Stampin' Up! business.  Please sit back and enjoy your trip around our Hop!  We are all spotlighting the new catalogs - the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.

I have chosen to spotlight the Packed for Everything Bundle stamps from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I earned them FREE from Stampin' Up!  As a demonstrator, we get so many perks; it is really fantastic!  I was a bit challenged by them, but honestly after playing with them for an afternoon, I think I may have a new love!

The first stamp is called Packed for Dad - This was a fun card - a little bit time consuming to cut the pieces, but easy enough.  I just stamped the image 3 times; one on Whisper White, one on Marina Mist and one on Wild Wasabi. I cut out a few of the pieces and layered them on the card with Stampin' dimensionals.  The background is done with the Woodgrain background stamp.

The next card is done using the Packed for Birthday stamp.  This one was a bit more challenging.  I am not a huge fan of coloring, but I pulled out the trusty old Stampin' Watercolor Pencils and off I colored.  The colors needed to be bright, so I chose Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point as the base colors.

The third stamp is Packed for Baby.  I think this is my favorite of the 4 stamp sets.  It is really cute for baby cards and projects.  I did not want to just show CARDS, so I went to the SUDSOL website and found a great box pattern.  I did one that was shared by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Paula Goff.  I did not want both sides tall, so I changed up the box a bit to fit my needs.  I used the colors Pear Pizzazz and Peach Perfection - inspired by the burp cloth I wanted to give as a gift.  I also am using a few other Occasions Mini Catalog items - Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and the matching Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Add a pop of color with the Poly Stitched ribbon and a sentiment from the Hostess set Tagtastic and VOILA!  A fun gift for a mom-to-be!

I saved the BEST for LAST!  This one was chosen the fav by my sweetie, Mike!  He said he loved the way it looked.  I wanted to make a card that reminded me of the Red Hat Ladies but ended up not adding the traditional purple, but went with the elegant color combo- Real Red and Basic Black.  I spent a little intimate time with my scissors again cutting out just ONE accent piece and popping it up with Stampin' dimensionals again.  I also added the sweet NEW product Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details - also in the Occasions Mini Catalog to the purse as some bling.  I used the Lace Border punch to create a fancy 'girly' border, and a bit of Dotted Scalloped Ribbon and here is the finished card.  

I hope you have enjoyed your trip down the PACKED for EVERYTHING stamps.  Head on to the next blog to see Stacey Tomkowiak and what she has created for you!  Thanks for stopping by!

CONTINUE on the Blog Tour

Save the Date!

Monday, January 30, 2012


And you thought Christmas was the best time to get presents!  Well, at Stampin' Up! they think that you should get some gifts just for you after you spend all your money on others.  So, from now until March 31, 2012 you can pick something FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50 you spend (before taxes).  Check out the stuff you can get FREE!

And come back to my blog on February 1st for the SUDSOL blog hop featuring the Occasions Mini catalog and the Sale-a-bration catatlog too!  

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Framelets tutorial video.

These are really amazing!  I am completely in LOVE!  Watch this video from Stampin' Up!  to see how amazing and versatile these are.  I will be showing the heart one on some projects in the next week or so.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

catch up part 4 - club card 3

This card was easy to make.  Sara, the hostess, had requested a sympathy card - so here it was.  It showcases a new product Stampin' Up! carries -FRAME-LETS.  They are awesome!  I will share a video about them tomorrow!  STAY TUNED.............

STAMPS: Vintage Vogue, Thoughts and Prayers, Posy Punch (hostess)
COLORS: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
ACCESSORIES: Labels Collection Frame-lets, Fancy Flower punch, Everyday Enchantment DSP

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Catch up part 3 - Club card 2

The second card was one that was made for one of my customers.  December's club ended up on my birthday.  I had a customer unable to attend and she told me to spend her money for her ---- FOR MY BIRTHDAY gift from her! THANK YOU KATHY!
STAMPS: Extreme Elements, Daring Adventure
COLORS: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
ACCESSORIES: Well Worn DSP, 1" circle punch, Live Every Moment embosslit, Denim ribbon, 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Catch up part 2 - Club card 1

Here is the first card the ladies made in January.  I used a lot of product from the new Occasions mini catalog.  These gnomes are simply adorable!  I love them - even better that I earned them FREE!!!!!!

STAMPS: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Sprinkled Expressions (SAB)
COLORS: Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES:  Twitterpated DSP, 2 1/2" circle punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, small tag punch, large tag punch, Riding Hood Red 3/8" taffeta ribbon, scallop trim border punch, markers, impression plate

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Playing Catch up - part 1

Well, I have been a terrible blogger - nothing to blame except being lazy I guess.  BUT I am bound and determined this year to be better!  SOOO... you will get catch up blog posts this week!  YAY.

I will start with January club  - I set a goal to be more grateful last year.  A part of that was to be grateful for my customers!  I have a great bunch of gals who are loyal and we love our monthly get togethers.  When one of them is missing, the others are very concerned and all send well wishes.

As a way to show MY thanks - I have tried to make a gift for them each month.  THIS calendar idea (*not my own!) came from a blog I subscribe to in my Google Reader.  I can't seem to find the email right now, but THANK YOU for your inspiration for this fun desktop calendar idea!

STAMPS: Fresh Vintage (SAB set),  For All You Do
COLORS: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
ACCESSORIES: Everyday Enchantment DSP, scallop square punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Lucky Limeade 3/8" ruffled ribbon