Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I Enjoy what I do...

Stampin' Up!
To love what we do and share what we love,
As we help others enjoy creativity
And worthwhile accomplishments . . .
In this we make a difference!
Statement of the Heart
Today I was reminded again how much I enjoy being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - lots of fun, creative projects to make.  I am an accountant by trade, so I can recreate details, but need help with the ideas.  Having access to the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website with thousands of creative ideas from demonstrators around the world is a blessing.  My favorite places to look are Stampin' Connection for ideas based on a particular product and the Pattern Library.

Today, as I sat down to prepare my standard wedding gift - monogrammed note cards, I noticed a pattern I printed out to try - Box Pattern #25.  I did have to expand the size to fit the cards and enjoyed myself all the while.  I used the following...
*Stamp Sets - Punch Potpourri, Lovely Letters
* In Color cardstock, DSP, and Stampin' Write Markers
*(my new!) Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die, Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Stampin' Up! Heart Die, and Full Heart Punch(Yes, I am so thankful to have my Big Shot - now my sister-in-law and I can create anytime.  With kids and activities we frequently come up with ideas at the last minute, so having it nearby is a blessing.  Thank you so much for sharing so often with me!)

Here is the final product...

Happy Stamping...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CASE - Thank you to Brenda Quintana ( for the Pansy Pot card design.

Card Stock - So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
Stamp Set -  Punch Potpourri
DSP - Ice Cream Parlor
Ink - VersaMark
Pastels - Elegant Eggplant
Embellishments -
Neutrals 5/16 Inch Brads
- Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Butterfly Punch
Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die & Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Sale-a-Bration, Ice Cream Parlor project

CASE - Thank you to Alex Hobson's for posting her Birthday Wishes card.

Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Stamp Set -  Punch Bunch
DSP - Ice Cream Parlor
Ink - Early Espresson, Old Olive
Embellishments - Daffodil Delight 1/8 Inch Taffeta Ribbon, Ice Cream Parlor Buttons
Tools - Two-Step Owl, Scallop Square, Scallop Trim Border, 2 Step Bird, Corner Rounder Punches

Sale-a-Bration continues

Dear Friends,
Interested in stocking up on craft supplies?  Want to get exclusive sets or other wish list items for free?  Sale-a-Bration runs through March 31st.  I'd love to share a craft time with you & your friends.  Email me...

If you are interested in anything digital (and who isn't now that we've made the switch to digital cameras), be sure to check out My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up!  With MDS, customized photo albums, cards, scrapbooks, journals, and multimedia projects are just clicks away.

The designs for the blog header and background are from the So Much to Sale-A-Brate Digital Content CD.  Now you can have it your way - digital or traditional.  I'll be posting a few traditional projects I created using the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack and the Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack.

Email me to schedule a demonstration or class.

Enjoy the warm weather!