Sunday, April 15, 2012

Going, Going, Gone!



The Retired List is here!  Check it out and see if there is anything you need before it is gone, gone, gone!  There are lots of goodies on the list which only means SU! is making way for lots of new goodies in the new IBC!

Click here to see what is retired.

Email me with any questions or an order.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring has sprung and it's time for Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are sharing some fabulous Spring themed cards and projects that we think you'll enjoy! You've probably hopped over from Leslie Davis @ Ellalicious Elements, I'm stop number 18 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideasfor spring themed paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.

I made an easel card - so easy peasy yet something fun to make!  I haven't received my Tea Shoppe set yet, soooooo, I made some custom DSP using my MDS!  I added a gift card in the "cup" on the inside and thought this would make a great little thank you gift for a friend.

It is hard to see, but there is a little Starbuck's key gift card

Custom envie made with my diagonal plate!


Now hop along for more inspiring ideas fromMaxine Conrad @ Stamp to the MAX!, stop number 19, on the Spring Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  2. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  3. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  4. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  5. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  6. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Marian Kay at All Aboard the Crafting Train
  9. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  12. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  13. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  14. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  15. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  16. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  17. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  18. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  19. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  20. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  21. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  22. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  23. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Luck o' the Irish!




Thanks to the new Diagonal Plate that goes along with my Simply Scored, I could add some embossing to the lower left of the card.  I found after digging through my stamps, that I do not have anything that reflects St. Patty's Day.  But, alas, I went to My Digital Studio and was able to print out a sentiment from Lucky Me stamp set!  I love that even if I don't have the set, but do have it on MDS, I can still make a card:)

I popped the sentiment up with the label punch and dimensionals onto the embossed area.


a closer look at the diagonal embossing


The Diagonal plate made the embossing so easy!  I even tried my hand at the matching envelope - so cool!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Up, up and away!

I enjoyed making this card for a girlfriend's birthday at the end of the month.  As an added bonus, I added an insert so my galpal could pass the card along to another friend.  The sentiment and the rest of the stamping is from the Send Me Soaring set from the Occasions Mini.  Two of the kits are cut from DSP and the middle kite is stamped in versa mark and embossed in white EP.

I used one of the new embossing folders for the "grass".  Each of the kites are popped up with dimensionals and I added a little DSP as a liner to the envelope.



I hope my girlfriend will like it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Geek Squad - I am not.......Due to popular demand......Flower tutorial




I apologize to everyone that tried to see the tutorial on how to make a paper flower - I thought I had it set up, but obviously my techy side failed.  In any event - here is another try and I believe this one will work!

I received so many comments and requests for a tutorial on how to make the little flower in my card posted yesterday as a guest on Mary @ Stampinpretty.com.

So here it goes....


Punch a circle out using 


start to cut the circle in a circular mode - make a "wave" with your scissor so the flower has a ruffled edge

continue cutting around....

until the entire circle looks like a spring

a closer view of the center

another view

starting with the outside (where you started to cut) start rolling the paper

continue rolling in a tight rol

roll until you reach the center and put a drop of glue (I use Tombow  All Purpose)  on the center
push down firmly for a few seconds
add some leaves and voila!

Again, I apologize for the delay and mishap - any questions, leave me a comment.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Guest spot

If you found my blog through Stampinpretty.com - welcome!  If you found my blog because you always visit - welcome to you too!

I haven't made a buckle card in a long while, so I thought I would give it another try.

I love the Everyday Enchantment DSP (126154) in the Sale-A-Bration cattie - it is so romantic. Of course the Label framelits (125598) are do much fun to use.  I can't seem to get enough of them!

I do hope Stampin' Up! makes other shapes - they are truly addictive.  The extra little touch in the flowers are the Basic Pearls (119247) - you get so many options with sizes (150 in all).

inside view
This is such an easy card, I have included the instructions below.  Just change the card stock and extras.









You will need one piece of card stock 5 1/2 x 7 (this is your card base) scored at 4 1/4",  another piece 1 5/8 x 5 1/2 scored at 3 1/2 (this is your buckle) and another 4 x 5 1/2 card stock for the inside.  To decorate the front with DSP, you will need to cut a piece 2 3/4 v 5 1/4.   Adhere (I used snail) the smaller end of the buckle to the card base before adhering the liner to the card base.  The rest is up to you!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

PPA 129 Sketch Challenge - a first for me!

One of the many benefits of being a member of Pretty Pals is to participate in a sketch challenge.  Challenges really help get the creative juices going!

I enjoyed playing with this sketch and coming up with this card.  I just received the You're My Type stamp set (C125650) and was excited to use it.  I thought the typewritten paper fit perfectly with the style of stamp.  First Edition specialty DSP (121878) provides for the background of "a little note".  It is hard to see but I used Crystal Effects (101055) on the heart to give it a little "puff".


One of my pet peeves is an envelope that doesn't match the neutral card stock and since I only have a Whisper White 5.5 x 5.5 envelope, I decided to "wrap" this card in a Cellophane bag with some filler (remember the movie, "Love Actually"?)

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