Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daffodil Delight

My tulips, daffodils and crocuses had just begun to pop through when we got another few inches of snow last week. Needless to say I wasn't too happy about it. Despite the continued cold temperatures the sun has managed to melt most of the snow - at least until we get more next week (so says the forecast).
I'm still fighting for Spring to come so I'm using a lot of spring colors and sunny designs. Here is one of my latest ones. I love the color combination of Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy. The Elegant Lines embossing folder (have I mentioned how much I LOVE these) created the light fluttery feel I was looking for to go with the butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

Did you know you can emboss vellum too? Hopefully it won't be too much longer before the flowers are up for good and the butterflies are flying. Until then I plan to keep creating with these beautiful color combinations and spring inspirations!


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


The countdown is on! There are only 9 days left to take advantage of the best promotion of the year! Sale-a-bration ends at the end of this month and you don't want to miss out on this one!

For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you get a FREE stamp set! Who doesn't like free? And if your wish list is as long as mine then you definitely need to check out the Starter Kit. During Sale-a-Bration the kit is 15% off and you get an additional $50 product bundle. That's over $350 worth of products for less than $150! Now that's a great deal.

Click here to shop right from my website, browse the free stamp sets or purchase the Starter Kit. As always, contact me if you have any questions.
Happy Stampin'

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Fun Flower Technique

Last month I taught my Stampin' Club girls this cool technique for making flowers using ribbon! I learned this technique from the Stampin' Up demonstrator website (an awesome perk for being a demo!). There are a couple variations of it as you can see from this first photo.

Start with a circle of card stock covered with sticky strip. Adhere your ribbon to the center of the circle and then begin to twist your ribbon as you wrap it around and around covering the sticky circle. For the upper flower, I tied loose knots all along my ribbon and then just coiled it around in a circle. My Club ladies loved how easy this really was and how it added such a nice touch to a card.

We added it to this card featuring the Vintage Vogue stamp set, the Tulip Border Embossing Folder and those gorgeous In Colors, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz and Concord Crush.

I then used this card as inspiration for another card that I will be teaching at the monthly Penfield Rec class.

If you like this card, there is still time to sign up for the April 12th class. We will be making a total of 10 cards including two more which I will show you next week. With that little tease I will leave you for now.
Happy Stampin'
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Friday, March 18, 2011


I'm back! Yes I know I've been away too long and you have missed me terribly. I have been working on a way to make posting to this blog a bit easier. Stampin' Up has a great interface and is very easy Unfortunately most of my pictures of my cards are either on my camera or my new iPad it's been a pain to have to transfer them to to my computer and then upload them to the blog. So I opened a blogger acct and now post my blog entries there and link them back to my SU blog. Since I can do this from the iPad there is really no excuse for me not making regular posts.
So here is my first piece of eye candy for you. This is one of the cards we did this week at the Penfield Rec class. I will share the others next time. This card uses the FREE Stamp set called Bliss and it has become one of my favorites lately. There are only 2 more weeks to get this set! The awesome Sale-a-Bration promotion ends at the end of this month so place your $50 order today and select this set for FREE! Isn't free fabulous?

Stamp set: Bliss
Ink: BlushingBride and Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Stripe Grosgrain ribbon, Itty Bitty Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Border Punch.

Please come back and visit again, I'm getting better at this blogging thing.