Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baby Shower Invites

I'm getting ready to cohost a baby shower and when I saw these cute onsies on pinterest I knew I had to try them!  There is a great tutorial here .  Love how easy these are to make!  I used MDS to print out that sweet polka dot patterned paper...yeah!!!  I'm getting a little more comfortable with the digital side of things....not much but a little...LOL!  The hardest part was getting the wording lined up so that it was all in place once I made my cuts and punches.   I can't believe it has been almost 20 days since I sorry!  I've been so busy getting scrapbook pages prepped for this baby shower that I've lost track of time.  One of our "games" is going to be putting together srapbook pages so our expectant mother will have a book all ready to go to keep track of all those "firsts". 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine Treats

I wanted something cute for my daughter to take her preschool treats in and this is what I came up with.  I've shared this tutorial before but just in case you are new to my blog here are the instructions to score and cut this super cute milk carton box.  Unfortunately that super cute heart shaped sentiment stamp is no longer available but....there are some other cute stamps that would work.  I filled it with some cute little Valentine goodies I picked up at Walmart...some candy, of course, but also some bubbles, stamps, etc.  This box actually holds quite a bit.  The little heart clip on top came from Walmart was in the Valentine goodies and I just thought it added a super cute little touch on top!  Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sweet Valentine

We made this sweet card at a recent stamp and stack....I think it just so sweet!  We used the En Francais background stamp along the bottom.  The scalloped circle was made with the 2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch.  The inner circle is the 1 3/4 Circle how the nest together!  I tied it all together with Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon and hung a little heart charm I had layiing around on it.  The heart was cut out with a Sizzix framelit.  Hope you like it!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Manly Valentine

I just love the woodsy earthy feel of this card.  Again...I found the inspiration on pinterest here.  That sweet sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  That wonderful woodgrain texture is from the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder which was in the holiday catalog, however, if you look at page 36 of the spring catalog it is on the list of things carried over from that catalog so you can still order it at least until May 31 when the spring catalog expires.  I can see myself using this alot!  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Still Feeling Sentimental

Here is another card using that AWESOME Feeling Sentimental stamp set that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $50 purchase.  This wonderful promotion ends March don't let time slip's already February...can you believe it?!  Again, I can't take credit for this idea....I found the inspiration here.  I didn't have any of that gorgeous Chevron paper so I used the awesome Polka Dot Parade designers series paper.  The striped blue is from one of the Designer Series Paper Stacks.  Those stacks are available in each of the color collections and they are full of wonderful subtle patterns like this one in your favorite colors!  The sentiment is from the Best Dad Ever stamp set.  Oh and the tag is none other than the larger one from the Two Tags Die...if you look back through my posts you will see that I use this die all the time!!  LOVE it!  During Sale-a-Bration you not only get your choice of something from the special flier with every $50 you spend, if you have a $150 or more order you also get a FREE package of Silver Shimmer paper AND your hostess dollars.  Hostess dollars for an $150 order will be $25 and it goes up the higher the order.....these hostess dollars can be spent on anything in any of the current catalogs, however, there are specially priced hostess sets which can only be purchased with hostess sets.  So grab some friends and get your wish lists always feel free to contact me with any questions.  My email button is on the sidebar and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Isn't Sale-a-Bration fun?  These cards are made using the Feeling Sentimental and Vintage Verses stamp sets....both available for FREE!  You get to choose one item for free out of the Sale-a-Bration flier for every $50 you spend on Stampin Up products!!!  If you don't have the Sale-a-Bration flier and/or the new Spring Catalog....please let me know and I'll get them to you.  I saw this inspiration on pinterest here and I had to make it!  If you haven't joined must check it out!  So many cool ideas on there you will never be without some inspiration!  I haven't even had to look for my mojo as I can't keep up with all the neat projects that I've found there that I just have to make...LOL!  On one of these cards I used the Sycamore Street designer paper and the other I just used a sheet of old dictionary paper.  On both of these I used that gorgeous Crochet Trim and some Linen Thread!  I also used the Tiny Tags stamp set which coordinates with the Jewelry Tag punch .... you know how much I love not having to cut things by hand!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Pool Party Valentine

Isn't this fun?!  I saw this on pinterest and couldn't wait to make my version of it.  I never would have put the pool party and read red together but I LOVE it!  I started by punching a heart with the Full Heart Punch in the lower right corner of my card base and then in the gorgeous Red Glimmer paper.  I love the depth of this have the "window" in the front and then you open it up and you still get to enjoy that beautiful glittery heart on the inside.   I didn't have the Hearts a Flutter bundle yet which is what was used in the pinterest inspiration, however, it is now on it's way to me!!!  I didn't think I NEEDED it....LOL....but I have seen so many cute things made with it that I had to I added a few small things and then I had enough to get my choice of a Sale-a-Bration item FREE!!  Anywho....I used a retired set called I Heart Hearts on my card.  I also used That's the Ticket from the spring catalog...I knew I NEEDED that one when I saw it.....something about tickets!  It coordinates beautifully with the Ticket Duo Punch....LOVE it when everything works together and I don't have to cut anything by hand...LOL!   I'm not sure how well you can see in the photo but I added some Pearl Jewels to just give it that extra something.....LOVE it!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Nursery Volunteer Reminder

A friend of mine asked me to come up with a 2 part nursery volunteer reminder.  I found that the scalloped tag of the Two Tags Die fits in the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die beautifully when I cut the flap off.  I stamped one of the doilies from Delicate Doilies on crumb cake and punched it out with the 1 3/4 Scalloped Circle.  The pink heart is from a retired SU punch, however, that sweet little red glittery one was made by using the Small Heart punch and the absolutely gorgeous Red Glimmer Paper.  I then just used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole in the top and threaded some white satin ribbon through and tied it off with baker's twine!  So the volunteer will take the tag home as a reminder and then complete the information on the petite pocket so that our coordinator has all the contact information.  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Pack Your Crafting Bags!

WOW!!!  Stampin Up is really celebrating this year!!!  25 wonderful years and we get to take advantage of all sorts of wonderful promotions!!!  From today through April 30 you can purchase this exclusive stamp set and/or designer series paper.  You can purchase them separately, however, if you bundle them together you save 20% plus you get Calypso Coral Baker's Twine!!!  The bundle includes the Sent with Love Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine for only $25.50 (item #132851) for only $25.50!  PLUS.....purchasing this bundle will get you a little over half way to a free Sale-a-Bration item!!!  Please click on the email button in my sidebar if you have any questions at all!