Monday, January 31, 2011

Bear Hug!!

How Cute will this be for my Granddaughter's Valentine?


This is a punch card that I did for a swap group that I am in every month.  I love punch art!!  The colors that I used for this card are:  Soft Suede, Real Red, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White.  I also used the NEW Glimmer paper that you can find in the Occasion's Mini Catalog.  The hair on the Teddy Bear is made from 5/8 Early Espresso ribbon.  I cut off one end and then frayed it.
Occasion's Mini Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Catalog:  So many ways to get FREE Stampin' Up! products.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music Mania Challenge SSC#033

LOVE IT!!  The Bling is GREAT!!

In this challenge we are to take the above musical and create a card from it.  This was an easy one!  Of course I had to do the Bright - Red - Shinny theme.  LOL

Stampin' Up!'s NEW Glimmer Paper!

For my creation I used the NEW Designer Series Paper "Love Impressions" for the "I" and the "U".  If you haven't seen this DSP you really have to check it out! It is in the new Occasion's Mini Catalog.  The Heart is punched out of the NEW Glimmer Paper with a Whisper White Heart behind it.  This paper is GREAT!!  All about the Bling!  The background is Real Red Card stock which I ran through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions folder.  The small little tags are stamped from the set called "Tiny Tags" and then punched out with the Tag punch.

If you would like to join in on the fun of the Thursday challenges you can.  Just send me an email at: and I will get you all the information.  If you have a blog I can link to yours or if you don't I will post your card right here.  Come on...join in the stamping fun!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I love this time of year!!

During Sale-A-Bration you can get FREE stamp sets or Stampin' Up! products.  This is the only time Stampin' Up! does this for their customers.  Plus hostesses get additional benefits as well!

Here are all the details:


**  SPEND! $50 (before shipping/tax) and earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.   Spend $100, receive 2 SAB products (and so on)!

**  HOST! a workshop of at least $300 (before shipping/tax) and earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.  That's in addition to Stampin' Up!'s already generous hostess benefits!  Schedule your party today!

**  JOIN!  Stampin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and get your starter kit for 15% off (only $148.75 ) AND receive a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in FREE products.  See below:

Here are just a few more reasons to join:

**  Fill your Wish List!  Imagine this!  Save 30% on your first product order of $150.00 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards & receive a minimum of 3 Sale-A-Bration products (1 for every $50 in product purchased).  Yes, we demo's get the same perks as our hostesses, plus more!

**  Take a Demo Test Drive! Enjoy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 with NO further need to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.  No pressure - just fun!

**  There's no penalty to drop!  If you to extend your demonstrator status for the following quarter (July through September), you would be required to have $300 in product sales (including your own order).

**  Starter Kit ships FREE!  Yes, that is free shipping!

**  Become a member to my team!  You will have access to the DOstamperSTARS Team Blog, special meeting, swaps, my classes and MORE!

**  Training opportunities!  Wanna get your Stampin' Up! business off to a running start?  Take  "Reach for the Stars" online training program.  OR you can take the DOblogging online training and MORE!

How GREAT is that!!!  So many ways that you can Sale-A-Brate!!

Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek




I love this time of year!  It is Sale-A-Bration time.  That gets you FREE Stampin' Up! stamps and products.
How GREAT is that!!!  Wondering how to get these FREE items?  I can tell you any order of $50.00 and you get to choose your FREE stamp set or fabulous products.  You really have to see what Stampin' Up! has come out with for the Sale-A-Bration.  Tomorrow I will be able to post a link for all of you to see the Mini Sale-A-Bration catalog.

The above card was made with Sale-A-Bration DSP (Ice Cream Parlor) and ribbon to match from the catalog.  And I got it FREE!  LOVE IT!!!  I just love the bold bright colors.  The stamp set that I used is also from a FREE stamp set called "Punch Bunch".  Great set!  You can punch out all the images with the Stampin' Up! Punches.

Make sure that you check back tomorrow to view the NEW SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG!

See you tomorrow!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sketch Challenge SSC032

Every Thursday DoStampers have a blog challenge.  This week it is a Sketch challenge.
If you would like to join in on the fun, just let me know and I can email all the Thursday Challenges that we have lined up.  When you are done with your art you can send it to me and I will get it posted for all to see.

My finished art project!

I used Crumb Cake, Pretty In Pink & Real Red Card stock to make the base of the card.  On the Real Red Pc I ran it through the Big Shot with the Impressions folder "Elegant Lines".  I LOVE my Big Shot!!  You can do so many different things with it.  All the different Dies, Impressions Folder that Stampin' Up! has for it, your creativity is endless.  For the leaves I used a variety of colors to give it the depth.  The colors are Wild Wasabi, Garden Green and Certainly Celery.  To get my leaves I used my Big Shot and the die called " Sizzlits Little Leaves".  The LOVE is from the new set you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It is a new Valentine's set that came out called "XOXO".  After I stamped the image I than colored in the heart with Real Red and finished it with putting Dazzling Diamonds glitter on.

I hope you enjoyed this challenge, I sure did!  Come on and join us for the next challenge.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nikki's Recipe Swap

Pumpkin Bars reminds me of Fall.
Right now in MN I would rather see SPRING!!

Here is another set of Recipe cards from the swap that I did.  This set is from a friend and fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Nikki Rueth.  I meet Nikki last year at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City.  She is from Wisconsin.  Is is so great being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you meet so many GREAT people and make so many good friends.  If you to would like this opportunity I can get you started.  In fact...there is a GREAT DEAL coming up in 5 days!!!!  So if you ever thought about being a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! or just for a Hobby demonstrator you have to check out the DEAL!!  You can contact me at: for more information.

How CUTE is the Owl Cut Out???

I love both of Nikki's swaps!  I really like the Owl!  You know that Stampin' Up! has an Owl punch to make the Owl that Nikki used on this swap.  How easy is that!!!  Stampin' Up! has so many great punches, if you haven't seen them you really have to check them out.

I am going to be doing a Recipe Swap soon.  If you are interested in joining just let me know.

Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Toy Story 3 / Woody

Carson's favorite!!

This is not the best picture, but I didn't have time when I got it done to get a better picture of the card.  Sorry!  I was running late.  Carson LOVE IT!!  This is his favorite character from the Toy Story movies.  Carson (My Grandson) turned 5 yrs old.  He is getting so big.  He is turning into a little man.

I just had to share my Punch Art with all of you.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pixie's Recipe Swap

Peanut Butter and Chocolate...I am all for it!!

These candy treats look good enough to eat!  These recipe cards were done by a really good friend and fellow demonstrator that I know.  Her name is Pixie E.  She did a fabulous job!!

The Snowflakes on the card and the candy were stamped and them embossed to give it that 3D look.  What a great effect it has!
Love the Turkey Pixie!! 

Here is Pixie's second swap recipe card.  I like how she ran her Turkey feathers through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Impressions folder.  Great idea!

Check back soon for more of the recipe swaps that I have received. 

Thank you for stopping!


Monday, January 10, 2011

Love is in the Air

Letter Press Plate.

I love this card because it is so simple but yet, it is so elegant.  On this card I used the NEW "Lots of Love" Letterpress plate.  This is used with the Big Shot.  What is the Big Shot????  It is the BEST thing Stampin' Up! has come out with!  OK, maybe 1 of the best things.  LOL  They have been out doing themselves with every catalog.  If you haven't tried a Big Shot or if you have the Big Shot and haven't tried the Letterpress Plates. You have to try them, they are GREAT!

The Card Stock and ink that I used for this card is:  Whisper White and Real Red.  I also used the New stamp set "XOXO".  You can find this set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  To punch out the stamped image I used the 1-1/4" Square punch and then rounded the corners with the Corner Rounder punch.  I then placed this on a Real Red Pc. that I punched out with the Scallop Square punch.  And put it all together with a 5/8 Real Red Satin ribbon.  How easy it that!!

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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Color Challenge SSC030

Wasn't sure about the color combination????

Once I pulled the colors and laid them on the table together, it wasn't as bad as I thought.  LOL  Actually once I started to design my card it was really easy to design with this color scheme.  I hope you like what I came up with. 

Great Colors Together!!!

Well you know what color card stock that I used.  For the LOVE background I used the NEW Lots of Love Letterpress plate and Whisper White Craft Ink.  LOVE these plates!!!  You really have to check out all the great Letterpress plates that Stampin' Up! has come out with.  Check it out!  You use the plates with the Big Shot.  If you haven't used the Big really have to check it out!!!  I would be more then happy to help you with this.  I LOVE my Big Shot!!!  For the 3 Hearts that you see I again used the Big Shot with the Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die.  LOVE IT!!  And of course you have to add the Bling, these are the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.  The "Valentine Greeting's" is from the stamp set called "Grateful Greetings".  Great set you have to check this one out if you haven't.

If you would like to join our group in the Thursday challenges just let me know and I will forward the information to you and once you have done your project send it to me and I will post it here for everyone to see. How fun is that!!!!

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Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

IT'S HERE!!!!!


This catalog is filled with a ton of NEW products!!!
You will have to check this mini out, it is full of NEW stamps, papers and Ribbon.  They have it all, for Valentine's Day, Easter, Birthday, Sympathy, Mother's Day and Father's Day.  Or if you are thinking Spring, they have it for that also.  You have to check it out!

Here are SOME of my FAVORITES from the mini.

**Red Glimmer Paper - You are going to love making your Valentine projects with this.  Add the Bling without the mess.

**Create-a-Cupcake - What can I say about this....IT IS FABULOUS!!  A stamp set and a punch!!!  So fast and easy to wipe up those forgotten cards.

**6 new Big Shot Dies / Folders, etc. - 2 new Circle Dies, Fun Flowers Die, Petal Cone Die, Sweet Buttons Embosslit.  Impressions Embossing folder and so much more.

What are you waiting for.....check out the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog!

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Happy Stamping!!

Recipe Swap

Crazy for Cake!!

These recipe swaps are the 2 that I did.  And I have to apologize I do not remember who I got these idea's from.  If you let me know I will post here to give you credit.  For the cake I used Chocolate Chip card stock and Whisper White.  For the icing in the middle and top of cake I used the Word Window punch and then just cut it so it was wavy.  For the cake plate I used just a piece of  Night of Navy card stock and for the legs of the plate I used the Photo Corner punch with Night of Navy card stock.  The background is Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight card stock. 
 I Love how this turned out!

For my background, to get the chicken wire effect, I really used chicken wire to make it.  I took the wire and laid it on top of Whisper White card stock and sponged in with Soft Suede Classic Ink.  How great is that!!!  For the chicken I used Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red Card Stock.  The punches that I used were:  1 3/4 & 2 3/8 Scallop Circle's, Modern Label, 2 1/2 Circle, Heart to Heart and the Scallop Oval Punch.

The finished size to the pages are 6 x 6.  This fits perfectly in the Stampin' Up! books with the page protectors.

I would like to do another recipe swap sometime soon.  If you would like to join us on the next go around please let me know.

Thanks for stopping!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Laurie's Recipe Swap

Cup of Tea Anyone?

I was recently in a Stampin' Up! recipe swap with a wonderful group of ladies.  I am going sharing some of the swaps with you throughout this week.  The 1st swaps are from a really good friend of mine, Laurie Z.  You can get more information on here swaps HERE

Love, Love the Cherries!!

You are going to love all the swaps that I will be posting, so make sure that you check back to see more of them this week.

Happy Stamping!