Monday, June 30, 2008

Carol's Creations

Hello Everyone!
Today is the last day to take advantage of the Fresh Cuts Promotion. (You will of course be able to buy it from the new Stampin' Up! Fall Winter Idea Book & Catalog - but hey who can wait that long? ;)
It is also the last day to place an order out of the Occasions mini catalog. We have already been fortunate that this mini was extended the month.
Today our spotlight is on "Carol Marbach". Carol is a very creative stamper and shares with us 2 of her creations using sets from the Occasions Mini and the Fresh Cuts stamp set.

Recipe for the card above:
Stamp Set: In the Stars
Paper: Apricot Appeal cs, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Versamark
Other: Cosmo Glitter, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Instructions: Stamp the background design with Versamark, Stamp star in Apricot Appeal then hand trim and assemble.

Stamp Set: Live Your Dream
Paper: Soft Sky DSP, Soft Sky cs, Night of Navy CS,
Ink: Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery
Other: Soft Sky Double-Stitched ribbon, Styled Sivler Hodgepodge Hardware, Pink Chunky Glitter


Stamp image on Watercolor paper and mist with spray bottle. Add chunky glitter, ribbon, hardware and assemble card.

Tart & Tangy, A Little Birthday Cheer, bashful blue cs, real red cs, ink and striped grosgrain ribbon,and whisper white cs. Summer picnic dsp, 1 3/8' circle and scallop punch. glorious green marker. Color fruit image and punch out circle. Adhere to scallop. Using versamark on the sanded background stamp and added dimension to the card. Assemble the layers together, stamp greeting and finish card.

Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy, Smarty Pants,
bashful blue cs, pumpkin pie cs, ink, and striped grosgrain ribbon. apricot appeal, summer sun and only orange markers, summer picnic dsp. 1 1/4' and 1 3/8' circle punches and scallop punch. Color stamp with markers and stamp on whisper white cs. Punch out and layer with pumpkin pie. Finish the center image with a scallop as well.

Fresh Cuts, Bashful blue cs and ink, Blue gingham ribbon, ice rhinestone brad and sponge. I stamped the entire image and then removed the petals. I off set them on the inside so that when the card was opened you would have an open flower image. Finish with ribbon and brad.

Thank you Carol for submitting your wonderful creations.

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday with Selene

The Fresh Cuts promo is coming to a close. Make sure to contact your demo to take part in the promo. You can check out the promotion here. Today I would like to share some more wonderful creations that Selene has created using the Fresh Cut Stamp Set and Notes.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Ink: Wild wasabi
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Porcelain Prints DSP
Embellishments: Two way glue pen, Dazzling diamonds, pretties kit, crafters tool kit. 5 petal punch, punch box, glue dots

Stamps: En Francis
Ink: Classic Black
Paper: Black, fresh cut notes
Embellishments: cropadile, slit punch, punch box, pretties kit, black grosgrain ribbon, glue dots

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, all holidays
Ink: Mellow moss, real red
Paper: Mellow moss
Embellishments: Grid paper and ruler (to draw the lines), red brad, punch box, crafters tool kit, glue dots

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Ink: pumpkin pie, burgundy
Paper: burgundy
Embellishments: 5/8 grosgrain burgundy, snips, pretties kit, Glue dots

Thank you, Selene for sharing your cards with us. They are absolutely stunning. :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Fruity Friday!

Another week has come and gone! Welcome to the Friday blog posting, I hope you enjoy this project!

This weeks submission is by Edie Bunting.

Tart N' Tangy....did anyone else underestimate this set when they first saw it? I did. I thought it was too "cutesy". . Boy was I wrong....I just love this set, and Edie has used in in a very sophisticated way.

"This is the project that I submitted as an entry in the Papercrafts Card Contest at the Buffalo Creating Keepsakes Convention and I won! I was so sick that I had to leave convention early and was not there when they announced the winner, but it was exciting to get the phone call at home. I don't know what I won yet, they only said I would receive a package in 2 to 3 weeks. It has been 25 days and I am waiting patiently, but my poor UPS man is suffering. LOL"

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, "Sweet" sentiment from Sweet Shapes which is retiring
Paper: Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Inks: Pumkin Pie, Old Olive
Other: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Old Olive 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon, Versamark Pen, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Word Window punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Flat Cellophane Bags

"I oulined the orange slices with the Versamark pen and sprinkled with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to add some bling. It shows up much better IRL. (in real life)I did the same thing for the treat bag topper. The orange slices you can find in the bulk section of the grocery store. They were a big hit around the house. :O)"

Thanks Edie, and CONGRATULATIONS! You will have to let us know when that box arrives!

Jennifer Thomas

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fresh Cards

I do hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday and coping with your summer heat - here in Australia we are in the middle of winter and its rather chilly to say the least! At the moment the mercury is sitting at a mere 52.5F so please feel free to send some of your warmth to us!

Today it is my pleasure to bring you these lovely two projects from the lovely Diva Design Team member (and very talented) Ruthie Burkey.

Project #1: Love Notes card:


Stamp Set: Circle of Friendship
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea DSP
Accessories: Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches

Project #2. Fresh Cuts Card:


Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts
Inks: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Lovely Lilac
Cardstock: Confetti White, Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac
Accessories: Certainly Celery and Rose Red Watercolor Crayons, Spritzer Tool
Technique: Burnished Watercolors

My version of Leigh O'Brien's Burnished Watercolors:

Burnished Watercolors

Two complimentary colors of ink
White Cardstock
Watercolor crayons
Detail Stamps

Stamp image with StazOn. Use daubers to create random circles of each color ink randomly over the image. Use the waterbrush to pick up colors from the watercolor crayons and color in the images. Lastly, pick up color from the black watercolor crayon (or dark brown) and splatter across image. Assemble as desired.

Have a blessed week & see you next week.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Creative Things in Target

Have you ever browsed the Target $1.00 aisle and came across a product that you know with a bit of stamping it would be a treasure? One of our Diva Designers, Adriana Benitez, did just that. She found chipboard coasters in one of the bins and went from there. She loves Stampin' Up!'s "Circle of Friendship" stamp set and uses the center part of the stamps on their own all the time. The sayings fit perfectly in Stampin' Up!'s Build-a-brads, too! She covered the coasters with Stampin' Up!'s Ginger Blossom Designer Series Paper. They are connected with Antique Brass jumbo eyelets and build-a-brads. The flowers are made from our Flower Fusion and held together with a rhinestone brad from Stampin' Up!'s Rhinestone Ice Circle Brads. The sentiment in the center is actually a rub-on from the Anchored set on page 182 of the Spring-Summer Collection Catalog. She then finished the whole project with Always Artichoke ribbon. She commented that she believes she is a ribbon addict ... she always have to have at least one piece on each project! She loves it so much, she's going to hang this coaster project in her craft room!

Great project Adriana! I love that you found something in a store and with paper, ink and stamp you were able to create such a fun and cute project. Thank you for sharing this project with us. We greatly appreciate it!

Stacy P.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Be Creative with Brenda


I am thrilled to show you some of Brenda Taylor's creativity this week.

How are you loving the "Fresh Cuts"? This promotion is in full swing now. This set will be in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog! Here is a card using this set created by Brenda.

Basic Gray is one of the colors I don't use often and the more I see it, the more I love it. Time to stock up on the wonderful In Colors for this year because as of August 11th, you won't be able to buy them anymore....(Time to roll in some more....Be sure to keep with us as we will be showing lots of projects using those) You cannot buy markers in the In Colors, but you can make your own....simply use blender pens and ink refills. :)

This is how Brenda made this card:

Fresh Cut stamp set

Purely Pomengrante, Basic Gray & Whisper White card stock

Basic Gray ink pad

Purely Pomengrante re inker & blender pen

Sherbet Ribbon Originals.

I stamped off the basic gray once and then restamped it on the background. For the main image, I colored in the pomengrante with the reinker and blender pen and then stamped basic gray ink pad onto of that and stamped the image and cut it down to size.

Know somebody who is getting married? Here is a cute wedding card made by Brenda.

To Have & To Hold stamp set

River Rock, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock

River Rock Prints DS paper

Basic Black ink pad

Basic Black grosgrain ribbon

SU Markers

Thanks Brenda, for sharing your creativity with us!

Happy Stampin'


Ooops! Just a note...

Remember the darling decorated jar set I posted back on June 17? I excitedly told you that I received it from my dear Stampin' Sis, LindaB. was actually from my other dear Stampin' Sis, TerryJ. Sorry Terry :~

I love you both though.

Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Saturday Scallops

Today it's my pleasure to be able to introduce Janice RR to you. Janice is so very creative and kind. I'm looking forward to getting to know her better. Here is what she has to say...

I was born and raised in Austin, Minnesota, a small agricultural community whose only claim to fame is that it's the corporate headquarters of the Hormel Company! (let's hear a "yeah" for SPAM!!!) My parents have both passed away; I have one brother, 2 years older, in Palm Springs, CA, as well as my neice and her family and my nephew. I live in Roseville, CA, a suburb of Sacramento (home of the infamous "terminator" governor, Arnold!)

I'm 60 years old (yup - that last one was the first one that was a little 'tough'!!) I am married to John - we have no kids (my 3rd marriage, his 2nd) but have three beautiful "babies" - Maggie, black lab; Molly, blonde cocker spaniel; and Mindy, black and buff cocker spaniel. (yes, we are DEFINITELY "dog people"!!) Photo attached from that "milestone" birthday last August - me and my "little girls", RV camping at Clearlake, CA. . . . sorry, Mindy is quite immodest in this photo!!)

I spent 18 years teaching high school English and journalism, and being a guidance counselor. Then into corporate America - marketing and communications for a large HMO. For the last 5 years I've owned my own business as a print broker (middleman between a business needing printing, and several different printers I use). I am looking to get out of this and go back to work for someone else for a few years, before retiring (for a variety of reasons, too long to post here!)

I have always loved crafts, and have done LOTS of them all my life - but never as "committed" (read "obsessed"!!) as I am now to stamping and scrapbooking. I've been a demo for 5 years and am now ready to take it from "hobbyist" to "business" . . . planning for retirement!! This will be my first convention - and I am so thrilled to have "found" UDI!! THANK YOU Kathy Blanco, who is a member of a small "online swap" I started a year ago. I love Stampin' Up - as well as all the other "stuff" out there. A new independent scrapbooking store opened about 2 miles from me, a year ago - VERY bad for my pocketbook!! But I've met new customers there, when taking classes, etc. - as well as gotten lots of great ideas I then "translate" with S. U. products! I don't do many "parties" at this time - but have had a monthly group of women who meet at my house, for about 5 years. Originally 10 women, there are 14 of them now - with a waiting list - so I need to start another group, I think . . . .I'm looking forward to other ideas about growing my business, from the Divas, and convention.

Thanks for looking - and thank you ALL for being the caring, giving, women that you are . . . I am so PROUD to be
a Diva!!!
Here's all the info about her beautiful creation.....
As usual, when a "special" comes out, I go waaaaay overboard . . . and purchased 5 packages of the "wild wasabi mistake" cards a few months ago. THEN - I had to figure out what in the world to DO with all of them! I love wasabi and pomegranate, so came up with this card. I cut 1" off the unscored end of the card so it could "fold under" the flap on the other end. I stamped the "Embrace Life" flower on white with pomegranate ink - used Old Olive brads for the centers. Used the slit punch to make scallops for under the flap (I sure wish someone would tell me an "easy way" to do that . . . punching scallops is a pain!!) - the card stock is pomegranate - the designer paper is pomegranate - the double stitched ribbon is wasabi. On the inside of the card, "Thinking of You" (wasabi ink) is from "Sincere Salutations". I found the little leaf in the "With Gratitude" set - stamped them in wasabi and then cut them out and slipped them under the flower for a little "dimension". I used little pieces of Velcro to close the card.
Oh - yes - I always love to stamp envelopes to go with my cards, too - used the Embrace Life flower again, in pomegranate!! Finished card size is 4.5" x 4.5" - I bought 5" x 5" envelopes -

Thanks for looking at my little project! I'm taking the Blogger Bootcamp right now, and working on getting my own blog up and running . . . and will post many more projects there. I cannot believe how great this group is, and how lucky I am to have "found you" . . .HUGE THANKS!!!!!! to my swapping buddy Kathy Blanco for that!! This group is sooooo cool for fun, friendships, and support in every way . . . and I love it!! Long live the Divas!!! Janice RR
Thank you so much for sharing with us, Janice. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Alicia :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Happy Friday!

Say hello to Christine Rebbert! I had the pleasure of meeting Christine at Max's Birthday Bash this past year in Salt Lake City. I have been told that this is a "self portrait" of Christine!

Chris says she calls this her "Florida" card because it reminds her of the fruits in Florida (where her sis lives and she gets to visit a few times a year). The stamp set is "Tart & Tangy" from the Occasions Mini and it also uses the "happy" from Polka Dots and Paisleys. Colors are Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, and Gable Green.
Pic 2, Essence of Love: Start with Whisper White card stock and then use cotton balls to draw pastels of various colors horizontally on the sheet. Chris says she was going for kind of a sunrise look; a sunset would be cool, too. The silhouette image is then stamped in black over the pastel-ed background.

Thank you Christine, for these darling submissions! It is a pleasure to have you on our design team!
Until next week! Jennifer Thomas

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Everything Baby SCIAB Part 2

Happy Thursday from Texas! Last week I shared with you some projects made for the baby themed SCIAB. Today, I will share the rest of the projects with you from this swap.

The first project being shown today is Thank You Card made by Barbara D. We all know the many Thank you cards needed after having a baby. Barbara did a wonderful job on this card!! She cut out the moon and star and put them on with dimensionals. It really makes them POP! Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Business Boosters Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, River Rock, So Saffron, Confetti White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, So Saffron, River Rock Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain and Twill, Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL, Large Star and Ticket Corner Punches.

The next project is a Welcome Baby Card made by me. I cut the bottom of the card short and added the scalloped edge made with the Corner Rounder Punch and then punched the holes in the scallops with the Crop-a-dile. The baby scalloped circle is popped up on dimensionals. Stamps: Everything Baby, All in the Family Paper: Ginger Blossom DS, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock, Whisper White Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Black Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Punch, Crop-a-dile, Circle Punches, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker.

Moving on to the next project, we have a Gift Card Holder made by Bev W. She put a lot of time in these by adding all those little dots around around every image and layer. Those little dots really jazz up any image! When you open the gift card holder you see a slot on the inside where you can insert your gift card. Stamps: Pun Fun, For a Friend Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Gr Bali Breeze DS , Water Color Paper, Whisper White Ink: Stazonoovy Guava, Black, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie Accessories: Aqua Painter, White and Black Gel Pen, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle and Square Punches.

The final project is another Non Card Item made by Michelle H. She creatively stamped on baby socks and then packaged them so sweetly. Stamps: By Ones & By Twos, Schoolbook Serif alphabet, Ticker Tape alphabet Paper: YoYo Yellow, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Green Galore CS, Transparency sheet Ink: Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise Craft ink and Classic ink, Basic Black classic Accessories: Baby socks- 0 to 6 months, cardboard template, Large cello bag, Small star punch, Brads- Bold Brights, 1/8” circle punch, Gingham ribbon- Red, SNAIL adhesive, double sided permanent Scotch tape, glue dots, scissors, paper cutter.

So this concludes our most recent SCIAB. I think I would like to host one of these every month and a half to two months. I enjoy the projects so much and I am just constantly "wow'd" by my fellow divas talents!

Stamp happiness wherever you go!! :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Something Fresh

G'day from a sunny Sydney although being Winter we are getting some rather chilly weather - especially at night.

Its with great pleasure that I share you a project today done by the lovely Andrea Walford and I just love what she's done with the lovely Fresh Cuts set.

I so wish we had this set here in Australia but maybe they will include it in our Summer Mini Catalogue due out in August. Well one can live in hope!

Isn't this card just divine? I love the softness of the celery and white with the Kraft cardstock.

The recipe is as follows:

Stamps: Fresh Cuts stamp set
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black, Certainly Celery Ink
Paper: Kraft, Certainly Celery
Accessories: white Embossing Powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Pretties kit, circle rhinestone brads, wide celery grosgrain ribbon, sponge, ticket corner punch, 1/8" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals.

Directions and Dimensions:

1. Take a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Kraft Cardstock, score at 5 1/2" and fold.
2. Stamp the greeting from the Fresh Cuts stamp set in basic black ink on the bottom right of the card.
3. Using the Direct To Paper technique, rub white craft ink along the edges of the card.
4. Rub your embossing buddy over a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Kraft Cardstock. Stamp the background image from Fresh Cuts in Whisper White Craft ink onto the Cardstock. Sprinkle on white Embossing Powder, heat with heat tool, trim to about 3" x 3 1/4", Use the ticket corner punch on all 4 corners.
5. Use a ticket corner punch on a piece of Certainly Celery Cardstock 3 1/4" x 3 1/2", then mat the embossed image onto this piece.
6. Sponge a flower from the Pretties kit in certainly celery ink. Add the small white flower to the center. Punch a hole using the 1/8" circle punch onto the bottom corner of the matted image, and mount to the flower using a medium sized celery rhinestone brad.
7. Mount the whole matted image (with flower) to the card front using a Stampin' Dimensional in each corner.
8. Tie a 15" piece of wide Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon in a knot around the card, with the knot adjusted slightly towards the left.

Congratulations ~ You're done!

Thanks so much Andrea for sharing this gorgeous card with us!

Have a totally blessed day ... Leonie

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sister Gift from LindaB

Hi Friends,

I would like to share this darling project which found its way to my very own doorstep from my UDI Stampin' Sis, Linda B. I have to tell you that receiving a lovely surprise in the mail from Linda is just what the doctor ordered for me at this time. The projects here are just a couple that were in my package. You would be amazed at what my Stampin' Sis can do.

Here she decorated Starbuck's coffee bottles and a four-pack holder with Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper and stamped the cute cherry image from the Tart 'n' Tangy stamp set on Whisper White card stock which she punched out with the 1-1/4 circle punch, layered on a 1-3/8 Basic Black circle and then adhered to a Real Red card stock scallop. The jars and the four-pack holder are each embellished with Basic Black card stock scalloped trim highlighted with white gel pen polka dots and then tied off with lots of coordinating grosgrain ribbons. As if that wasn't just cute enough, she also created this matching Hot Tamale jar which she simply decorated with a Summer Days rub-on and more ribbons.

Thank you Linda for the sweet pick-me up and the inspiration. Hmmm? Four-pack holder? I'm thinking maybe a decorated six-pack holder for DH's birthday in September. Ah, shopping couldn't be any easier or fun!

Loves & Hugs to you Sis and Happy Stampin' to all of our UDI friends! EdieB

Monday, June 16, 2008

Fresh Cuts!

Hello Everyone,

I am so thrilled to show you some of Selene's creations. Selene has become one of my very good friends and that is what I love most about UDI. The friendships that form because of our love of stampin'. I can't wait to meet Selene at Convention.
What a fabulous promotion going on just now! Be sure to check out for details of it. This stamp set will be featured in our upcoming Fall Winter Idea Book & Catalog.

Fresh Cuts Project One ~ Beautiful Brilliant Blue!

Fresh Cut Stamp set

Fresh Cuts Note Cards
Whisper White 4 ¼” x 11” (scored at 5 ½”)
Brilliant Blue 4” x 5 ¼”

Brilliant Blue Classic Ink Pad

Snail Adhesive
Glue dots
Half Pearl from the Pretties Kit
SU! rubons (cherish)
5-petal punch
Tabletop Paper Trimmer

My Humble Distructions… ßAnd that’s not a typo

Open up your fresh cut note and remove the die cut petals.
Stamp the main image from Fresh Cut stamp set right over the opening of the flowers.
Cut the front part of the note card down to 3 ¼” square
Cut the back to 3 ½” square (this will be your matte)
Punch a 5 petal flower from your 5 petal flower punch using brilliant blue cardstock
Use a tiny amount of snail in the middle of the blue flower and adhere to the stamped image, so that it shows through
Stamp “vine” image down two sides of the brilliant blue cardstock
Use a glue dot to attach the half pearl from the pretties kit
Then, just put all the layers together.
Choose a rub~on for a sentiment or stamp one from the stamp set.

This is a very quick card, I made 15 of them for a swap in about 1 hour.

Fresh Cuts Project Two ~ Pink Fusion

Fresh Cut Stamp set

Fresh Cuts Note Cards
Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper (From Prints Pack Hostess Only)
Regal Rose paper (for 5-petal punch)

Regal Rose


Snail Adhesive
Crafters Tool Kit
1 Rhinestone Brad from the Pretties Kit
5-petal punch
Flower Infusion ~ Felt flowers
Tabletop Paper Trimmer
Pink Taffeta Ribbon

My Humble Distructions… ßAnd that’s not a typo

Cut paper from the Print Pack down to slightly smaller than 4x4 square. (I cut it to 1/16th smaller) and set aside
Punch a 5 petal flower out of regal rose cardstock and adhere it face up, to the center of the fresh card note card.
Use paper piercing tool from the crafters tool kit to pierce a hole in the center of the fresh note card, also piercing the regal rose layer.
Choose a flower from the flower fusion, felt flowers from Stampin’ Up! **Note ~ they match perfectly**, put the rhinestone brad through the center, then through the center of the note card and open the prongs in the back.
Open the note card and cover the inside with the pretty in pink DSP, using snail adhesive
Tie the pretty in pink taffeta around the card.
Stamp your sentiment and Enjoy!

Fresh Cuts Project Three ~ Purple Power

Fresh Cut Stamp set

Fresh Cuts Note Cards (cut down to 3 ¾” square)
Amethyst Cardstock 8” x 4” ~ scored at 4” ~ **note, cut this from a 12 x 12 and you will get more out of your cardstock! No waste!
Brushed Silver Cardstock (for 5-petal punch)
Whisper white scraps

Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink Pad
Almost Amethyst Marker


Snail Adhesive
1 half pearl from the Pretties Kit
5-petal punch
Tabletop Paper Trimmer
Gray Taffeta Ribbon

My Humble Distructions… ßAnd that’s not a typo

Cut Fresh notes card down to 3 ¾” square.
Stamp the main image from the fresh cut stamp set inside the white part of the card.
Pop the petals out of the card.
Use the amethyst marker to color in sections of the image as desired (look at the card closed to determine what to color.
Punch a silver 5 petal punch and adhere to the opening in the card, face up.
Tie the grey ribbon on and seal the card to itself. (letting the image show through).
Stamp small 5 petal flower on scrap whisper white and cut out. Use a glue dot to adhere.
Adhere the half pearl to the front of the small flower with a glue dot.
Take this whole front, that is stuck together and adhere it to the front of the 4x8” Amethyst cardstock and Enjoy!

Have a fabulous day
Happy Stampin'

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Yea yea yea!! Not only am I the one who gets to announce the blog candy winner, I was also able to learn something new--how to get a random number picked for you. How fun is that. :) I plan on using it for various things in my business. Now, for our winner. The number picked by www.RANDOM.ORG is (DRUM ROLL PLEASE):

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:32
Timestamp: 2008-06-14 05:37:40 UTC

Comment number 32 was posted by Michelle H. CONGRATS!! Please send an email to Edie at with your address.

It was wonderful to see all of the comments posted and to know that others are enjoying checking out this blog as much as we love contributing to it. :) Thank you all for your support!!

Saturday Treats

Today I would like to introduce you to Barb M. She is a very talented and successful demonstrator and diva. Here is what Barb wanted to share.........
I have been a demo since April of 2003. I am a SAHM of two small children, and I will be celebrating my 10th wedding anniversary in August.
I went to my first SU workshop in Jan of 2000 fully intending on NOT buying anything. I absolutely loved it and hosted three workshops in the next three months, I was hooked. I moved a couple of times and had my first child so stamping was put on the back burner for a while. When I moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in Sept of 2002, I started stamping more and more and decided to sign up to "get the discount".

In March of 2004 an acquaintance I met through my local MOPS group contacted me to do a workshop for her. I really did NOT want to do it but she convinced me (thank goodness)!!! I booked a few workshops there and my business really took off even though I was not really ready for it. In December of 2005, I realized that earning the incentive trip was actually possible and I worked my tail off to earn my first cruise in April of 2006 to the Panama Canal, it was a blast and when I returned from that cruise, I was hooked on cruisin'!!!!!. I earned Bermuda in May of 2007 and I earned Hawaii in early March of this year. I am having the time of my life doing what I lo
ve and making money too. This is certainly the life!!!!!

Barb has three projects to share with us. :) Enjoy.

Supplies Needed for Doodle This Card (Shown Above):

Stamp Sets--Doodle This, Stem Sayings
o Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Glossy White cardstock
Ink--Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink Craft spots, Certainly Celery Classic ink
Accessories--6x6 page protector cut on the sides so it opens like a book, Iridescent ice embossing powder, Pop up glue dots, Chunky Sprinkles glitter, silver brads

Supplies Needed for Popsicle Card:

Stamp Sets--Tart and Tangy, Hugs & Wishes
Paper--Green Galore, Gable Green, Whisper White cardstock
Ink--Green Galore Craft spot, Versamark, Green Galore Classic ink
Accessories--White Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, 1 1/4, 1 3/8, scallop circle punches, Corner rounder, White Grosgrain ribbon with the Green Galore marker, Stampin' Dimensionals

Supplies Needed for Window Card:
Stamps--Summer By the Sea
Paper--Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy cardstock
Ink--Not Quite Navy classic ink, Versamark
Accessories--Creamy Caramel Gingham ribbon, 1 1/4 square punches, Black Embossing Powder, Bleach in an Aquapainter

Interested in learning more about the creation of this card, check out
Barb's tutorial on her blog.
Thank you, Barb, for sharing your creations with us. Alicia :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

June Design Team Project

Welcome to another Friday. We recently announced a Utah Divas design team, and here is a project by Jill St Angelo. Thanks for this great submission! I love the pictures from the angle! What a clever way to highlight the layers!
Here is Jill's recipe:

Stamp Set: Fresh Cut
Card Stock: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Silver Encore
Accessories: Old Olive Designer Series Paper, Fresh Cut Note Card, On Board Blossoms & Basics, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (Occasions Mini 2008), Mini Glue Dots, Corner Rounder punch, Sponge Dauber
Thanks again Jill, and I will see you all next week! (Anyone excited about Convention?)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Everything Baby SCIAB

We just got done with another round of a SCIAB swap. This theme was a baby theme. People have babies all the time and it's great to get fresh ideas and cool little gift items to make.

Today I will share the first half of the projects from this swap, and then next week I will share the rest.

The first project is a Baby Announcement made by Kristine M. I've seen these little onsie cards online, but there's nothing like having one in your hands! Too cute!
Stamps: Cause For Celebration Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Bashful Blue DSP Ink: Bashful Blue Accessories: Eyelets, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches.

The next is a Baby Shower Invite made by Krista R.
Not only is it very colorful, but very clever too! When you open the card, there's a decorated flap. When you lift up the flap, you will see the invite info. Now tell me how clever is that!
Stamps: Hugs & Wishes, Lovely Labels, Year After Year, So Many Scallops Paper: Jersey Shore DS, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie Ink: Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi, Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue Accessories: Dimensionals, Soft Subtles II Eyelets, Sponge, Ket Tag Punch, Hodge Podge Hardware, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches - 1 -3/8", 1- 1/4".

The last project for today is a Non Card Item made by Alicia TW.
Alicia made this cute little candy bar holders. Take a look at the square window - only the "HE" part of the HERSHEY bar is showing. The tag in front of the square window says "It's a" and then you see the HE. If you're having a girl, all you would have to do is make the window a little bit bigger so it shows "SHE". How creative is this?! Stamps: Curvy Verses, Ducky Wheel Paper: Special Delivery Boy Simply Scrapin Kit Ink: Wild Wasabi Accessories: Tag Punches, SquarePunch, Apricot Grosgrain Ribbon, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon, HERSHEY bar.

I LOVE being in charge of this swap because of the variety of projects and the creativity that I get to see! Next Thursday you will be able to see the rest of the projects that were created for this swap.

Stamp happiness wherever you go!! :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Pocket full o’ eScape

I must apologise for this late post - I've had networking connection issues and after a stressful phone call with hubby at work we have 'patched' it for now!

Its with great pleasure I share with you a project that Design Diva Becky Roberts created for her eScape project. I sure wish I lived in Idaho so I could go make this set at her event!!

Becky has made this gorgeous little set using the eScape bundle available in USA – now remember each country has their own bundles so check with your demonstrator to see what is available in your area – ask her for the details of a local event for you to go along to and enjoy the 'e'Scape!

Here is the set ... isn't it gorgeous?

For this project you will need

  • Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Circle of Friendship Stamp Set
  • Little Pieces Stamp Set
  • Wide Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red Ink Pad
  • Brads
  • Circle ( 1/2 " 1" and 1 ¼") and Designer Label Punches


3"x 6" Rose Red cardstock. Score at 3" and ¾". Fold on score lines and cut 1/8" off the flap. It needs to be shortened a bit so it doesn't interfere with the hole in the card. Use the 1 ¼" circle punch to put a hole in the card. (Try to centre it about 3/8" from the edge and the bottom of the card).

Stamp with Rose Red using Little Pieces and use the corner rounder on the top corners. Fold the wide Very Vanilla Grosgrain in half and tie around the pocket card to hold closed.

Insert pieces:

Very Vanilla 2 ½" x 2 9/16
Chocolate Chip 2 5/8" x 2 11/16"

Stamp Very Vanilla piece with Rose Red, stamped off once so it isn't so bright, with Little Pieces. Stamp Circle of Friendship with Rose Red on Very Vanilla and use 1" punch. Stamp again with Basic Black on Rose Red cardstock. Punch out centre with ½" punch and the outside with 1" punch. Fold the ring over and that is the topper for the ribbon on the top of the cards. Attach the centre with a Stampin' Dimensional. I mounted the Circle of Friendship on a 1 ¼" Chocolate Chip circle.

Card Holder:

Rose Red cardstock is 5" x 8". Score spine at 3 ½" and 4 ½". Score flaps up at 1" and 1 ½". Fold on all score lines and decorate as desired.

Thanks Becky for sharing this wonderful project!