Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Love Scrapbook Page 12 x 12

• Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin’®*
• On Board Alphabet Soup

• Old Olive Stampin’ Write® Marker

• Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
• White Baker’s Twine*
• Brights Designer Buttons
• Subtles Designer Buttons
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®

*From 2011 Summer Mini Catalog

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Girl Photo Book

• Printed Petals
• Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower
• Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper

• Baja Breeze Card Stock
• Daffodil Delight Card Stock
• Old Olive Card Stock
• Rose Red Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock

• Baja Breeze Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon
• Brights Designer Buttons
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels
• Crop-A-Dile™
• Heart to Heart Punch
• Small Heart Punch
• 1" Circle Punch
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• Big Shot™
• Alphabet Simple Letters Bigz™ Die
• Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
• Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
• Needle and thread

Monday, February 27, 2012

Costa Rica Page 12 x 12

• Travel Log*

• Pacific Point Card Stock
• Poppy Parade Card Stock
• So Saffron Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• On Board Alphabet Soup

• Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad
• So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Early Espresso Stampin’ Write® Marker
• Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker

• Mini Library Clips
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Boho Blossoms Punch
• Owl Punch
• Postage Punch*
• 1/2" Circle Punch
• Big Shot™
• Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

*From the 2011 Summer Mini

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kindness Matters Blossom Box

• Kindness Matters

• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Lucky Limeade Card Stock
• Melon Mambo Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Lucky Limeade Textured Card Stock

• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
• VersaMark® Pad

• Linen Thread
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Extra-Large Tag Punch
• Fancy Flower Punch
• 1/16" Circle Punch
• Big Shot™
• Blossom Box Bigz™ L Die

Saturday, February 25, 2012


• Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad®

• Flirtatious Designer Fabric
• Fleurettes II
• Rhinestones Basic Jewels
• Metal headband
• Felt
• Hot glue

Friday, February 24, 2012

Welcome Card

• Fabulous Phrases
• House & Home
• Now You’re Cookin’

• Whisper White Card Stock
• Pool Party Textured Card Stock
• Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper*
• Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper*

• Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
• White Baker’s Twine
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Big Shot™
• Scallop Square Bigz™ Clear Die

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Congratulations In Color Card

• Friendly Phrases
• Good Grid

• Calypso Coral Card Stock
• Lucky Limeade Card Stock
• Pool Party Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Wisteria Wonder Card Stock

• Calyspo Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Island Indigo Stampin’ Write® Marker

• Island Indigo 5/8" Ruffled Ribbon
• In Color Designer Printed Brads
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Blossom Bouquet Punch
• 1/16" Circle Punch
• Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's Not Easy Being Green

This month's stamp club swap theme is "It's not easy being green."  course everyone thinks I'm preparing a St. Patrick's Day card...nope, this is a birthday card.  I've used Pear Pizzazz , Garden Green and Whipser White  card stock, the Dots embossing folder, stamp set On Your Birthdy, and four punches.  The ribbon is the new Pear Pizzazz from the Ocassions Mini.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

On Your Birthday

On Your Birthday Stamp Set
Here's a quick and easy birthday card using the new Pear Pizzazz pleated ribbon

Monday, February 20, 2012

Triple Treat Flower

Triple Treat Flower
This is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration stamps.  It's Triple Treat Flower.  I went directly to the Color Coach to get this color combination (since I'm so color challenged, it's the fastest way to look like I really know how to combine colors, NOT!)  I would have never put Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie together.  I really like it.  I used the new white baker's twine and an embossing folder (Big Shot) on the upper part of the card.  So much fun when it comes together.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stamp-a-Stack Events

Join us for our annual All Occasion Stamp-A-Stack!

Just add mailing labels!  You don’t need to bring anything.  You will create 40 beautiful hand-made greeting cards with coordinating envelopes.  You will Wow! your family and friends with your specially hand-crafted cards! 

The $55.00 fee includes all supplies, breakfast, lunch, snacks PRIZES & FUN!

This is a day of POWER stamping at its BEST!!  Two dates to choose from:

March 17, 2012
April 21, 2012
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hendricks County Senior Center
The Fountains
1201 Sycamore Lane
502 E. Carmel
Danville, IN  46122
Carmel, IN  46032

Your reservation is not guaranteed until we receive a check or credit card.  Checks and credit cards will not be processed until the day of the event.  You are welcome to reserve with a credit card then remit with a check the day of the event.
  Please note that if paying by credit card a $2 fee will be added to cover our processing fee.

To make your reservations: contact Diana @

Seating is limited – so make your reservations soon!

Sizzlit Paper Doily Die

Here's another quick card.  This uses the new Large Sizzlit Die, Paper Doily.  The doily itself may take a few minutes to prepare but it is well worth the effort.  This is Blushing Bride cardtock and ribbon..,.doesn't it look pink?  This is one of the In-colors that will be retiring in June,  It's such a lovely delicate color.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Framelits Dies Storage

As promised, here is the storage container I created to store my new Framelits Dies.  Framelits come in these cute little plastic folders and while they are attractive, I was concerned the Framelits might get bent.  Wish I could take credit for this original idea but I cased it.  Forget where I found it,  but I'm thrilled someone came up with this clever idea.  This is a DVD case lined with DSP. 

I took one of the magnete sheets and cut to fit on the inside and covered the magnet with coordinating DSP.  Then simply placed the Hearts Collection Framelits inside.  So now, they are protected by the DVD case. 
If you are like me, I lose the directions  far more often than I'd care to admit.  To avoid that scenerio, I slid the Big Shot Framelit instructions in the front of the DVD case.  Viola' when I need them, there they are!  Yipee! 

I'm so pleased with this storage solution, I'll offer a deal...for anyone who purchases the Famelits Dies using our online store,  between now and the end of March, I'll make you one of these DVD storage cases absolutely FREE.  You will be so happy with these!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Take it to Heart Swap

Take it to Heart
Here's the final Ocasions Mini swap I created for my side-line swap.  I used Take it to Heart Stamp set (page 14, #125522 $23.95 clear and #125520 $29.95 wood.)  I also used the new Framelites Dies,(LOVE THEM!)   Heart Collection #125599.  I saw a cool way to store Framelits Dies...come back tomorow to see.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Loving Thoughts...

Loving Thoughts & Mixed Bunch
Here's another another swap card I created.  I used Loving Thoughts, page 11 (Occasions Mini) and Mixed Bunch page 17.  I also used the Blossom Punch. 
Loving thoughts contain eleven words:  Memories, Inspire, dream, Imagine, Create, Happiness, Thoughts of You, With Sympathy, Wonderful You and Dare to Dream.  I am of the belief, we cannot have too many words! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anything But a Card!

 Look at these cute little non-card items.  This would be great for "Anything but a card" swap...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's the card I created for our January stamp club...the swap theme was Love/or Valentine.

Hope you enjoy.  It was a very quick and easy card.

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's Tea Time!

I'm in a 'side-line' swap with each new Stampin' Up Mini Catalog.  This year's Occasions Mini is no exception.  Here's one of the cards I created using Tea Shoppe, page 19 # 125547 $27.95 (clear) or # 125545 $ 34.95 (wood.)  I also used Designer Printed Kit, page 18 # 125410 $9.95.  At first, I flew right by those Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit without really noticing.  We received the kit at Leadership and it is so cool.  Adds just that little something...something to take a cute paper craft up to the next level.  It comes with cute pink rhinestones too.  So much fun!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Here's a picture I just took of Sam.  He is looking so much better.  When I adopted him, he was not doing very well.  His fur has grown in, his eye infections are gone, and look at his more bloody mess.  Poor baby...not lookin' too bad for a 12-year old! 

He has a crush on my little girl dog, Missy, but she only has eyes for Yanni dog.  (Yanni is my senior dog, he's 15.)  Missy is the baby of the pack, she's seven.  I'll take their pictures soon and share.

Valentine / Love Stamp Club Swaps

Terri E.

Barbara G.

Ronda L.

Here are three of the January stamp club swaps.  Are they fun? 

Thanks to Terri, Barbara & Ronda...great job ladies!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Big Bird

Now this is a Big Bird!  This is a new die from Stampin Up.  This is larger than I anticipated.  This is amazing.  This card was entered in the card contest at Leadership.  (See the clothes pen on the top.)  She used Designer Paper and cut out those flowers.  At the bottom of the card, you can see the edgelite (new too.)  You will find both in the new Occasions Mini. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fresh Vintage Free with purchase!

This is a great sample of one of the FREE stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration!  For every $50 in merchandise you are eligible to select one item from the SAB catalog. This is Fresh Vintage Stamp Set.  Don't you just love the the colors?  This is a Heather Summers creation...I love her work.   
Don't have a Occasions Mini catalog or a SAB Catalog?  Leave a comment listing your name and mailing address and I'll drop them into the mail along with a little surprise.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baby Card

A friend of mine just had a baby girl last night.  I started searching for baby cards.  Isn't this adorable?  I can't remember where I found it or who made it but I am definitely going to CASE this cutie.  Thanks whoever created it!