Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Card - Yeah!

Yeah! It's time (finally) to break out the Easter Colors! Kate and I had a fun meeting this morning to choose the cute cards that we will make at our April 22nd MOPS meeting. I think everyone is really going to like them...and it should be a blast! This card was fun - this little chick in his egg is so cute!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Guest Artist: Lisa Takeuchi

Here is a cute card that guest artist Lisa Takeuchi made for the website - she used a Home Depot color chip card to accent the pretty paper and Upsy Daisy image.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Birthday Card that can Morph into a Thank You Card!

I had a huge A-HA moment this morning when I made this card...and it happened on accident. As I was doing the final assembly for the card, I put everything down with adhesive, but forgot to adhere the saying with anything except the mini library clip. Then I realized - "Hey!" - this card could be used for anything and I could make different labels up that had different sentiments and then just choose the appropriate one when an occasion rolled around. Awesome, eh? Did anyone else think of this already?

Remember to place your order for over $50 soon - Sale-A-Bration is almost over! You'll also receive the materials to make my Photo Folder with your order - hooray! Also, blog candy will be offered to one of my lucky followers tomorrow - be sure to sign up now if you haven't!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Photo Folder - Yours Free!

Here is a photo folder that I found a template for in our most recent edition of Stampin' Success magazine. It was fun to recreate it with our Cheep Talk stamp set and Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper. The flap that you see in the middle opens up to reveal another two photos underneath - so there is room for 2 4x6 photos and one 3.5 x 6 photo (just trimmed o.5" off the 4x6 size). I had such a BLAST making this that I will send the materials to make this to the first 5 customers that place a web order of $50 or more. Offer expires March 31st, or when supplies run out! Place your orders now to qualify for the free Sale-A-Bration item as well!

Birthday Card

This Birthday card is so cute and simple - I found a Thank You card like this in our most recent edition of Stampin' Success Magazine (the mag that demos receive monthly) and just had to try it out for myself. It was so easy! I think we'll do it for club next month, just so everyone can give it a shot.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Photo Album - Monogram

I just love the lacing technique that is used to bind the pages of this photo album together. We will be making a photo album in club in April, but I'm not sure if it will be this one, or a different, more girly album. Clubbers - feel free to leave your comments and let me know which you prefer. I made two posts today since I've been neglecting you guys! I'll do the same tomorrow. Remember, only a few days left for Sale-A-Bration!

Urban Oasis Card

Here is a cute card that I started working on at Archiver's with Naomi and Robin and then finished working on at Julie's house later in the evening. It's simple but pretty. I'm not 100% sure about the rub-on since you can see the pattern a bit behind the white, but I think that it will do. Have I mentioned how much I love Urban Oasis?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Garden Sunshine Scrapbook Page

Howdy everyone! Here is our March club scrapbook page. All attendees will receive a whole sheet of Garden Sunshine die-cut stickers and a sheet from the Simply Scrappin' Kit in addition to the other supplies needed to make their page. You're going to love the Scrapbooking kits if you haven't tried them already. Email me if you want to come to club or be sent the kit - this is probably the best month ever! Reminder: The 3-D project is the Urban Oasis Shadowbox, below, and the card will be posted soon!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Urban Oasis Shadow Box

Here is our March Club meeting 3-D item - a cute shadow box made with Urban Oasis paper and the cute Butterfly Die with the Big Shot. O found the shadowboxes at Michaels.

This club meeting will feature this 3-D item, a cute Scrapbook page using the Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit and a cute Thank You or Birthday card. Make sure to check out my Help Wanted Ad - you can earn free Stampin' Up! product or cash for each of your published designs. And best of all - all you need to submit is a picture!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Goody Goody Ice Cream Sundae

Here is a card that I saw a similar one to on Splitcoast and changed a few things. I changed to Old Olive DSP, added Crystal Effects to the cherry on top, and added a cute pink taffeta ribbon to the card. I think it really works, don't you?

Remember to place your Sale-A-Bration orders soon - the free merchandise for every $50 spent lasts until March 31st!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Help Wanted

Calling all of my Stampin' Up! stampers! I am looking for stampers to create sample cards for me to share on my blog. I will pay either cash or product for samples, and the cards don't even have to be physically sent to me - they can just be a relatively high-quality photo of your card. That's right - get paid for your ideas and keep your finished product. See the details below, and email me at if you are interested.


- All products on cards or projects must be current Stampin' Up! product, except for decorative items (vase, cup, tin, etc.).

- Card cannot be CASE'd from another site, but could be from my downline's own blog or customer's personal blog. Must be your own creation. If any card photos are taken from another website without permission, you will not receive payment for your card.

- Accepted submissions will be paid $2.50 in product or $1.50 in cash (check via mail). Please let me know which one you choose upon submission. There will be a limit on the number of submissions per stamper, but I have not determined this yet. Potentially 4-7 per week, depending on the interest this receives. I retain the right to accept or deny any submissions for any reason, but will not publish your card if I do not pay you for it. If you submit a card, you grant me use of the card photo per the payment structure above.

- Photos must have an all-white background and be in keeping with my current photo "look" (let me know if you need tips on how to photo...its really simple and I'd be happy to share my technique with you)

- Submittors must either be in my downline or one of my active customers (placed an order(s) totalling $50 or more in the last 6 months). If you aren't a current member of my downline, you are welcome to join, or place a product order to qualify for this opportunity.

- Card must be a best-effort card - not necessarily complicated, but something that is cute and up-to-date. Simple is absolutely okay, but it needs to be polished and have a "wow" factor.

Loving Trendy Trees - Aren't You?

I saw a cute Trendy Trees card on Splitcoast Stampers and decided to copy it, but make it a little simpler and easier to do. I think it turned out pretty cute - and could definitely be used for a Stamp-A-Stack. I used the Raspberry Tart Paper and Basic Black paper, as well. And don't forget the ever-awesome paper piercer and Mat Pack. Who can live without it? Anyone who places a Mat Pack order from me this month will receive the supplies to make this cute card in the mail!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Glittering Flowers - Love them!

Aren't these sticky flowers from Sticky Cuts Sweet great! Paired with Good Morning Sunshine Paper and using our new Fine Supernova glitter. I can't tell you how great these sticky cuts are - they leave the best glittered image I have ever seen. This is my first time using them and I just can't get enough!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sneek Peek - Occasions Mini Sets Available for Customer Order

There are a few Spring / Easter sets from our new Occasions Mini Catalog that will be available for Customer purchase starting today. And they are FABULOUS! Here are the sets (click on the picture above to view larger!). You can order them right away at and they even qualify for Sale-A-Bration benefits! Order yours now - if you order via my website, you'll also receive a free Idea Book & Catalog in the mail!

Trendy Trees

I made this cute and simple card last night at Julie's house. I used the Trendy Trees Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip, Red Riding Hood, Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss Stamp Pads and the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper (my favorite!). I also used Chit Chat rub-ons. If you haven't gotten them yet, you must. I've used them for over a year now and I still have 80% of the package left. They are a GREAT value.