Friday, January 31, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop - Stop #9

Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions SAB Blog Hop.  There are 13 different FREE products you can receive for a purchase of $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products.  This Blog Hop will run Friday, January 31 thru Sunday, February 2.  Lot's of time to view all the stops. If you have just started the Hop in order you have just arrived from Paula's Blog where she wowed us with her projects made with the stamp set You're Lovely. There are 14 stops on the hop and I am stop 9.  So if you are just beginning with my blog be sure and hop all the way around till you come back to my blog so you won't miss any of the fantastic projects that have been designed for your viewing pleasure. Oh it's going to be a GREAT HOP!  Super excited!  Ok on to my projects.  For my stop I chose to showcase  the Twisty Treats Kit.
 I had a lot of fun trying to think out of the "Bag" on this one. But I'm super excited to show you what I've done with those "treat bags".  So on to my projects.
For my first 2 projects I chose to cut up a bag, half of the bag I used to make 2 roses and the other a skirt for this cute little dress.  The card also uses 2 of the tags from the Twisty Treat Kit.
My 3rd project is a little framed art piece.  I love how the polka dot bag helped to make my background pop.
And last but not least a goodie bag full of cookies.  I used the other polka dot flower I made to top off the bag.  I hope my projects have got the wheels turning in your head as to what you could do with these bags.  Now it's time to hop on over to Mary's Blog and see what beautiful things she has come up with using Heartfelt Banner Kit.
Thanks so much for joining us for the hop.  Have a great day!   

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Love You to the Moon

One of my cards from our Stamp Camp this past weekend.  I love the new Retro Fresh DSP in the new Occasions mini paring it with the Love You to the Moon Stamp set makes for a fun card.  Stampers could add Happy Birthday or Be My Valentine to the inside.
Stamp Set:  Love You to the Moon
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
DSP: Retro Fresh (New Occasions Mini)
Big Shot: Circle Framelits, Polka Dot Emboss Folder
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink, Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Super Stampin' Day!                

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love Bug Valentine CAS

After seeing Michelle Suit's regular card she made with this little bug on it, I fell in love with him. I thought wouldn't he be a really cute little valentine all by himself? I posted a picture of the punches I used in another photo on here. You can view Michelle's card at
Supplies you will need:
2 1/2" Circle Punch - to make card fold a piece of 5 1/2" WW in half and leave a bit of the fold showing and punch out.
Extra Large Oval - Using a scrap of Coastal Cabana punch out to antennas as shown in picture.
Small Heart - 4 Real Red Hearts
1 2/" Circle - 1 Whisper White, 2 Basic Black, 1 Real Red
3/4" Circle - 2 Whisper White
1" Circle - 2 Basic Black half circles (I found it easiest to punch them out at the side of the paper.
Starburst Framelits -
Medium Framelit - 1 Coastal Cabana
Smallest Framelit - 2 Coastal Cabana
Tip - I started by adding antennas to the back of the Coastal Cabana piece then added card to back of it. I used glue dots to affix hearts to antennas so I added one on each side. Then I added feet, mouth, cheeks (dimensionals), eyes, then nose (dimensional). Finished with highlights using White Gel Pen.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monthly Stamp Group Projects

Here are the projects we made last night during monthly stamp group.  Everyone made the cute "Oh Happy Day" card then they could choose if they wanted to make a cute little treat for their sweetie or one for a sweet friend.  The little treat holders can hold a small hershey bar very easily.  I used the new tag punches to make them.  Super fun and simple.  I will post directions on how to make them in a few days.  (Depends on how busy 3 little boys are)  Have a great day!  See ya!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Birthday "CAS" Mom

I received this beautiful card Saturday in the mail for my birthday from Lois Henderson over at Split Coast Stampers.  Such a pretty happy card.  I loved it!  Inside the card was a piece of paper with this saying typed on it.
I didn't sign this card before I sent it off to you,
instead it holds my warmest thoughts invisible, but true.
So if you find you need to brighten someone's day,
then take this card and sign it and send it on it's way.
I thought, what a great idea and a nice little saying that I might want to put in a card sometime or maybe one of my online friends might want to use it to.  And that's why I'm sharing it with you.
Anyway back to my story, my mom's birthday was Saturday and I loved the card Lois sent me so much I thought I would CAS it and give one to my mom, so here's mine.
I changed up the color palette and made mine Coastal Cabana.  I'm really thinking that this is my new favorite and go to color.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Stampin' Up! Card I Ever Made

I've been trying to clean out my Stamp Room and came across this card.  It's the first card I ever made using Stampin' Up! products.  Made me smile remembering going to my first workshop and making a new friend who would become my upline in just 6 months after becoming hooked. lol  That was 10 years ago and although my upline is no longer active we stay in touch and remain friends.  I think that's one of the great things about Stampin' Up! it's not just about selling stamps, it's about meeting and making new friends.  Have you made a new friend lately?  Hope you have a great day and come back and see me again so we can stamp a little longer.:)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Downline Christmas Gifts

Here are some of the little coffee cups I altered and gave as gifts to my downline at my after Christmas Party.  The cups are so fun to alter and fix up.  I love the saying from the stamp I used for the lid which is from the new Starburst Sayings in the new Occasions mini.  I bought the cups and lids from the online store here  Have a good day!

Friday, January 10, 2014

twINKing fingers Christmas party

Last Friday night I had my downline party at the farm.  The weather did hold off until later that night so everyone was able to enjoy the party.  Here's some pictures of those that participated in the gift exchange.  And there isn't a picture of me with Patti's gift because my camera battery decided it didn't want to live anymore. lol  We also did a shoebox swap and Shelley and her daughter joined us for that but they had to leave early.  I will post pictures of our swaps tomorrow.  Enjoy the pictures and have a stamperific day!!!
Leona with Teresa's gift.  (a beautiful butterfly framed art piece.  (Leona and Teresa are sidelines of mine that I invite to my meetings since our upline has quit.)
Robin with my gift.  (an altered dvd tin, has a notepad and pen to match inside)
 Patti with Robin's gift.  (a pretty frame with a heart banner)
 Kelly with Leona's gift.  (A yankee candle with SU ribbon added to pretty it up.)
Teresa with Kelly's gift.  (a beautiful altered canning jar and it just happens to be the colors that Teresa loves.)
I will have to get someone to take a picture of me with the beautiful scarf that Patti made, I love it!  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Silver Angel - UStamp Wrapping Up the Holidays

Oh how I have missed Working with the girls over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends.  So when Dawn ask me if I could do just one project this last round I knew just what to make.  For more info on how to make your own Angel you can visit UStamp Wrapping up the Holidays.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop. This Blog Hop will run Friday, January 3 thru Sunday, January 5.  Lot's of time to view all the stops. If you have just started the Hop in order you have just arrived from Betty's Blog where she wowed us with her projects made with the Petite Petals Bundle.  There are 16 stops on the hop and I am stop 14.  So if you are just beginning with my blog be sure and hop all the way around till you come back to my blog so you won't miss any of the fantastic projects that have been designed for your viewing pleasure. Oh it's going to be a GREAT HOP!  Super excited!  Ok on to my projects.  For my stop I chose to showcase the  Starburst Sayings Bundle.  What a super fun bundle with a lot of possibilities. So on to my projects.
Here's a group shot of my projects.  I made a fun name tag, a box, and a card.
Colors I used for my projects were Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, & Early Espresso.
I chose to make a card for my first project.  I sure do love the little swirly circle stamp.  So much fun!
My second project is a cute little gable box made out of an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock.  The framelits that coordinate with this stamps are so much fun to use.  You are getting a sneak peek at the DSP from the Sale-a-bration flyer because I thought it was in the Occasions mini and used it.  OOPS!  Sorry about that.  I added some of our Ruffled Ribbon and a little flower to finish it off.
This last project was super fun to make and I wish we were headed for convention right now!  How fun to use this stamp set to create one of a kind name tags.  I hope you enjoyed my projects and now it's time to HOP on over to Yapha's Blog and see what fun things she has created using the Just Sayin' Bundle.  So get hopping:)