Autumn Vine Projects

December 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Techniques | Leave a comment

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I enjoyed lots of family, food & fun over the week.

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Here are two projects I made recently using the beautiful Autumn Vine DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The Holiday Mini is good through Jan 18th, so there’s still plenty of time to get some of this paper.

The first project was an invite to a dinner.  I had to make a lot of them, so I kept it simple, but still elegant.  I also maximized my use of the the DSP by using (3) 2″x1″ strips on each card.  That gave the splash of color I wanted, but didn’t use much paper at all!

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The gold embossing is the “wow” on this project.  I received a lot of compliments on the invites.  Non-stampers especially are impressed with the embossing technique.  I used my favorite stamp set Baroque Motifs for the swirl and Sincere Salutations for the saying.


The other project is a CD sleeve.  I made a photo CD for my daugher’s teacher (with photos of their field trip to the pumpkin patch) but I didn’t have a sleeve to put it in.  So I made my own!  It was really easy!

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Stamped Candles

October 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 1 Comment

As soon as I was done deciding which ornaments to make for the Ornaments Class, I began to design the candles for the Stamped Candles Class.  We’ll be making two candles at the class. 

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This one is made with the Baroque Motifs stamp set and class attendees will make the coordinating belly band to go around the candle. 


The second is made with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  I tried so hard to get a picture of the way the image sparkles on the candle, but I just couldn’t do it justice.  You’ll just have to trust me.  Its very pretty.



Great Gifts Stamp Camp – Saturday, October 18th  12pm – 6pm

(for beginner & advanced stampers/scrappers)


12PM Ornament Class – $10

2PM Coasters Class – $20

4PM Candles Class – $20

Attend all three classes for just $45! ($5 savings)  Current stamp club members can attend all three for just $40!

RSVP & Pre-Pay by Tues Oct 14th  (remember, space is limited for all classes!)

Reese’s Box

February 19, 2008 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Set- Circle of Friendship, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Techniques | Leave a comment

I’ve seen a couple of these boxes made for Reese’s Miniatures online and I thought it would make a super cute Valentine’s gift.  So, I made one for my sweetie last week & he loved it!!  In fact, he still hasn’t eaten any because he said it looks too nice.  🙂 

It was incredibly easy to make & I plan on making more!

Stamp Sets:  Baroque Motifs and Circle of Friendship
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Black & Real Red Card Stocks
Accessories:  Gold Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, 1″ Circle Punch , Mini Glue Dots, Real Red 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Transparency Sheet, Reese’s Miniatures


January Stamp Club- Polished Stone

January 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Set- Enjoy Every Moment, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Polished Stone, Techniques | 1 Comment

I had a few requests from my club members to learn the Polished Stone technique.  It is a good one!  This is what we made:

Stamps:  Enjoy Every Moment, Baroque Motifs

 To create the Polished Stone look, you need 2 Classic Ink Refills, a Metallic Ink Refill, Glossy White Cardstock, cotton balls, rubbing alcohol, clothes pins & clear acrylic sealant.

Polished Stone Directions:

    1. Hold cotton ball with clothes pin.  Dip cotton ball into rubbing alcohol.
    2. Put 1-2 drops of each Classic Ink Refill onto cotton ball.  Rub 1 drop of Metallic Ink Refill onto cotton ball.
    3. On a protected surface, dab your Glossy White cardstock all over with the cotton ball.  Let sit a few minutes to let rubbing alcohol dry.
    4. Spray with clear acrylic sealant to seal in metallic ink.

If you are interested in attending a Polished Stone class to receive hands-on instruction, let me know.

I love Rub-Ons

January 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm | Posted in Accessories- Rub-Ons, Events, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

We had a great time at my Mystery Hostess party last Friday.  Here are two of the raffle prizes.  They were both made with the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons.  Rub-Ons are a new product in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve never used them before & I was surprised at how easy these are to use!  And they turn out so nicely.  I love how well they complement the stamp sets & designer papers.

*For those who want to try Rub-Ons, make sure that you attend one of my Sale-A-Bration workshops (Feb 1st- Mar 15th)!



Stamp Set:  Baroque Motifs 

Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories:  Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons, Stampin Sponge, Tag Corner Punch, Rectangle Hand-held Punch, White 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon


I got this cute jar at Ikea.  It was in a 2 pack for less than $3!  I can always find lots of cute stuff to stamp on & decorate at Ikea!









Paper:  Le Jardin Designer Series Paper

Ink: Zig-Painty Pen (for the gold trim on the lid)

Accessories: Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons


This little jar was a jam container.  I just soaked it in warm water & the paper wrapper came off easily.  Then I filled it with lots of long ribbon scraps!

Jan Workshop Make & Take Projects

January 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Accessories- Markers, New Products, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stamp Set- Enjoy Every Moment, Stamp Set- Holidays & Wishes, Stamp Set- Time Well Spent, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment


Here are the Make & Take projects that guests at my January workshops will be making.

Actually, workshops through Feb 13th will be making these same projects.  Starting on Feb 15th (through Mar 31st), we’ll be making projects using Sale-A-Bration stamp sets!   Incorrect!  Actually, Sale-A-Bration starts Feb 1st!  It will last until March 17th!




This card was inspired by some ideas on Splitcoast.  It is from a set brand-new to this catalog!  I earned it free as an incentive Stampin’ Up! offered to demonstrators last fall.  Love being a demonstrator! 🙂


Enjoy Every Moment (new!) – pg 51 #111171 $29.95
Kraft Cardstock-pg 166 #102125 $7.50
Real Red Cardstock- pg 164 #102482 $5.50
Whisper White Cardstock-pg 163 #100730 $7.50
Real Red Classic Ink Pad-pg 164 #103133 $5.25
Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad-pg 165 #103133 $5.25
Whisper White Craft Ink Pad- pg 163 #101731 $7.50
Navy ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon- pg 191 #109036 $4.95
½” Circle Punch- pg 180 #104390 $5.95
Silver Brads- pg 189 #104336 $6.95
Crafter’s Tool Kit- pg 189 #104310 $39.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals- pg 186 #104430 $3.95



This photo’s color is a little off because I’m running out of ink in my printer.  So I placed it on the page with Dotto (temporary adhesive) and I’ll replace it with a better photo when I get new ink. 

This set is also brand-new to this catalog.  I also got it free!  🙂   Shelli Gardner (Stampin’ Up!’s co-founder & CEO) sent it to all demonstrators just before Thanksgiving to show her gratitude to us!  Hooray for Shelli!  And you can get this set for free, too, because it is a Hostess set!  It will only be available for the duration of this catalog.


Time Well Spent (new Hostess set!)– pg 24  #111054 Free!
Certainly Celery 12×12 Cardstock- pg 165 #107080 $7.50
Whisper White Cardstock- pg 163 #100730 $7.50
Basic Black Classic Ink Pad- pg 165 #101179 $5.25
Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad-  pg 167 #105217  $5.25
Regal Rose Marker- pg 165 #105108 $3.25
So Saffron  Marker- pg 165 #105114 $3.25
Certainly Celery Marker- pg 165 #105106 $3.25
White Gel Pen- pg 183 #105021 $3.95
Apricot Appeal  ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon- pg 191 #109040 $4.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals-  pg 185  #104430  $3.95
Tag Corner Punch- pg 180 #107215 $6.95
Rectangle Hand-held Punch- pg 180 #102686 $8.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals-  pg 186  #104430  $3.95


I’ve been so into making my own little boxes & bags out of paper that I had almost forgotten about the good ol’ cello topper.  I’m really happy with how this turned out!  I think it looks very nice, and it took just minutes to create.  And really inexpensive, too!  This would be great to make a bunch of for Valentine’s day.  You could give them to co-workers, friends, or send them to your kids’ school. 


Baroque Motifs- pg 120  #109403 $25.95
Holidays & Wishes- pg 143  #109431  $17.95
Very Vanilla Cardstock- pg 163 #101650 $7.50
Le Jardin Designer Series Paper- pg 170 #109151 $9.95
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad-  pg 164 #100908  $5.25
Small Cellophane Bags- pg 166 #103104 $3.95
Stamping Sponges- pg 185 #101610 $3.50
Gold Brads- pg 189 #104337 $6.95
1/16” Handheld Punch- pg 180 #101227 $8.95 

Christmas Ornament

December 6, 2007 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Projects, Stamp Set- Baroque Motifs, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Heat Embossing, Technique- Home Decor, Techniques | 2 Comments

Merry Christmas!!

I love this time of year.  I especially love the decorations. 

My husband, Tom, participated in an Ornament Exchange today at work.  So, I had the opportunity to make one!  Lucky me!  It was so fun to make & I think it turned out beautifully.  Now I want one for myself.  🙂 

I used Stampin’ Up!’s chipboard and last year’s (retired) designer Christmas papers.  I also used the Baroque Motifs stamp set & gold heat embossing.


Then I made a simple box with a belly band to give it in.  From what my husband said, the recipient may have been more impressed with the box than the ornament!  🙂


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