Sunday, January 25, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

I have made three of these so far and gave two as gifts.  The kit had much of what I needed to make them but I also used the Perpetual Calendar Calendar stamp set.  I supplied the adhesive and ink and supplemented with stamp sets that I had such as the little snowman,  jack'o-lantern , and Santa.
I used an assembly line approach and made each month in order.  I varied them slightly.  After I completed them, or at least I thought they were done, I discovered that I could have stamped the lower right hand corner too.  Oh well!  I was pleased with the final products.

Stamp Sets- Perpetual Birthday Calendar, various retired sets
Ink- Various colors

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Sale-A-Bration came a bit earlier this year.  What is Sale-A-Bration you might ask?  Sale-A-Bration is a fantastic promotion Stampin' Up! offers each year to reward its customers.  For every $50 spent, from either catalog, customers and demonstrators can select merchandise from the special Sale-A-Bration's catalog.  Products include new stamp sets, paper, accessories, and 10 Blendabilities!!!  That's right, for every $50 you spend you can get one of the original Blendabilities sets- they are valued at $11.95 each.  If you do not have all of the original Blendabilities, now is the time to get them.  We all know how easy it is to spend $50 on wonderful Stampin' Up! products.  If you host a party with $250 in sales, you even earn $25 more in host dollars.  Reward yourself with additional savings!  Sale-A-Bration is from January 6- March 31.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lotus Blossom

This is one of the new stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog that is being released tomorrow, Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  This Photopolymer stamp, Lotus Blossom, is a three step stamp.  Each  stamp has a triangle at the top which makes it easier to line up all three layers.  Each flower uses only one ink color.  The ribbon is also from the Sal-A-Bration Catalog.  It is difficult to see in this photo but the outside edge of the white matte is scored on all 4 sides.  I colored pearls Calypso Coral using a Blendabilities.

Stamp Set- Lotus Blossom
Paper- WW, Calypso Coral
Ink- Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories- Ribbon, Pearls

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sophisticated Serifs

 I like to remember my paraeducators at Christmas, who work so closely with the children I case manager and do a terrific job.  This year I needed to remember six people.  I decided monogrammed note cards when I saw this set in the new Occasions Catalog.  I chose not to use Stampin' Up!'s precut and scored notecards because I wanted them to be card sized (4-1/4" X 5-1/2"). 
 I embossed all the cards first using the Filigree Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  After embossing so many I became very good at lining the cardstock in the folder, making sure the embossing was centered.

Next, using the plastic grid I had previously applied to the back of Clear-Mount Block E, I lined up each letter.  At first it was tricky but when I applied the Photopolymer stamps directly on the grid side, it became much easier.  Then I added the little flourishes on each side. and was done!
Stamp Set- Sophisticated Serifs (a freebie for increasing my November sales!)
Paper- WW
Ink- Various SU markers
Accessories- Filigree Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Get Your Santa On

This little Santa is so cute and jolly.  I was drawn to him.  Using Blendabilities, he was fast to color in.  Add some Dazzling Diamonds, a greeting and some red matting and this card is done!

Stamp Set- Get Your Santa On
Paper- WW, Real Red
Ink- Momento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories- Blendabilities, Black Marker, Silver Marker, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, December 11, 2014


 If you have not yet been able to tell, I like red all year round.  I have a red house and a red car.  Some day I will get my little red sports car (had my children and a 2 seated just wasn't practical!)
These cards feature the Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies.  I also used the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  I can't decde if I like it in red or white.  You decide!
Stamp Set- Tiny Tiny Wishes, Snowflake Soiree
Paper- WW, Real Red
Ink- Real Red
Accessories- Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Rhinestones

Sunday, December 7, 2014

White Christmas

Since I have been taking some blogging time off, I decided to update my header to let everyone know I was back.  This card was my inspiration.  The first time I saw this stamp set I knew I had to have it!  I played and played with it and this is the version I like best.  It is so serene and peaceful.  It reminds me of why I love New Hampshire.  The cardinals add a splash of color.  Dazzling Details add the sparkle.  It was quick and easy to make. 

Stamp Sets- White Christmas, Warm Words (retired)
Paper- WW, Soft Sky
Inks- Basic Gray, Real Red, Momento Tuxedo Black, various Blendabilities
Accessories- Dazzling Details