Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring Treasure Hunt

I am reposting this so you don't forget before it is too late! 

We are up to 55 blogs so you have lots to check out!  Don't forget to get those entries in so you can win the Stampin' Up! goodies!!

It is time for another Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt!  How does it work?  Well, from now until May 12th, you can look through the participating blogs for a clue.  (I  have a list of blog addresses below and will update as more blogs are added).  Keep track of the blog address and the clues and once you hit 50, you e-mail me your list and you are then entered in a drawing for $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products!  Sound fun? 

My clue is smooch spritz - I just love this stuff!  

Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz - by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget, we are still Sale-a-brating!  You can shop and earn some FREE products by going here!  Want a great deal?  Sign up during Sale-a-bration and get over $155 worth of product for only $99 plus tax!  For the sign up goodies, the discount or building a business - it is an awesome deal and a great way to celebrate 25 years of Stampin' Up!

Please take the time to visit these blogs and find their clues for the treasure hunt.
The Hunt starts March 1st.
More names and links will be added as the game progresses
so keep checking back
Angela Carter www.angelasinklink.com
Lisa Kmiec http://lisakmiecstamps.blogspot.com
Jane Hignite www.stampwithjane.com
Deborah Smart www.stampandcreate.net
Penny Hanuszak http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com
Kimberely Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com
Trish Cortez www.stampingwherepapercomesalive.com
Beth Robinson www.sweetsentimentscrafts.com
Rhonda Gabriele http://rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
Jackie Watson http://jackielwatson.blogspot.com
Cynthia Millian http://StampwithCynthia.blogspot.com
June Reister http://junescreations.blogspot.com
Debbie Broughton www.nanastampingroom.com
Joni Metras www.joniinthespotlightstamping.com
Laurie Reaume http://www.stampwithlaur.blogspot.ca/
Sherrill Graff  http://latenitestampinwithsherill.blogspot.com/
Nicole Tugrul http://becreativewithnicole.blogspot.com
Shelly Peck www.stampinandscrappingnews.com
Megin Gallagher http://vmg206.blogspot.com
Marcee Rodgers http://thecraftbinsu.blogspot.com
Karen Philipp www.zgrandmakaren.com
Kris Sobolik http://maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com
Heidi Weaver http://heidistampinalong.blogspot.com
Carolyn Bennett www.carolynstamps.com
Betty-Ann Manghi http://stampindemon.blogspot.com
Jan Schoenfeld www.getinkywithjan.com
Glenda Mollet http://glendamollet.blogspot.ca
Kat Zariengo http://Katzcreates.wordpress.com
Katherine Roberts http://craftinginkc.blogspot.com
Bev Farmer www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
Tanya Stottlemire www.scramptastic.blogspot.com
Ligeia Baird http://stampsandinktherapy.blogspot.com
Carolyn Rakowski www.paperlacencardnook.blogspot.com
Danielle Calder www.stampenvy.ca 
Jaye Catalano http://carmine-crafts.blogspot.com/
Lesley Lendon http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk/
Lori Ann Rogers http://www.victorianview4u.blogspot.com
Vanessa A. Terrell http://www.stampwithvanessa.com
 Dawn Johnson www.stampinwdawn.blogspot.com
 Melissa Banbury www.porchswingcreations.blogspot.com
Janet Yates www.stampinnerd.blogspot.com
Cathy Parlitsis www.stampsandscrapbooks.com
Laura Camacho http://sendajoyfulcard.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Lori Sinden www.loristampsalot.blogspot.com
Kit Gosha www.keepintouchstampin.com
Beatriz Redd www.queenbeascraps.blogspot.com
Jayne Stenstrom http://www.jaynestamps.com
Cynthia Simpson http://cynthiaspapercrafting.blogspot.com
Kelli Lichtenberg www.thesemicreativestamper.blogspot.com
Julie Fields http://ribbonsnjulz.blogspot.com/
 Lauren Huntley www.craftyhippy.co.uk
SuZan Brown www.agivingart.blogspot.com
Siara Acdal www.siarasweetsensations.com
Tonawanda Yost http://tooinkincute.blogspot.com
Wendy Cranford www.luvinstampinup.blogspot.com

So Sorry

Today's card is a simple sympathy one that uses the Field Flowers and So Sorry stamp sets. 
I used Rose Red and Raspberry Ripple on the blossoms and Old Olive on the stems.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso and I added some Naturals trim ribbon under it.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Bloomin Bouquet Project Kit

Stampin' Up! has a new kit for us!  I love it when they add a video as well - make sure you take a look and remember it is available while supplies last :)
Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit


Mother's Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There's no watering, no weeding-just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as well as four different tags to make this the perfect gift for any occasion. All you need is some paper, ribbon or a vase to add the finishing touches to the bouquet.
As if that weren't enough, the kit contains a "baker's dozen"! This means you can create and give (or keep) a dozen flowers, and have a bonus flower left over to pass along to someone new!
Item 134542 $12.95
Available starting April 29, while supplies last.
Kit contents:
  • 2 sheets of preprinted and precut flowers on 12" X 12" cardstock; makes 13 flowers using Pool Party, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Rich Razzleberry
  • 13 Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • 13 green floral wire stems
Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)
Does it look like fun?  Order one today!

Congrats Grad

I have been working on some Graduation cards lately and thought I would share this one as part of our Late Night Stampers challenge of Celebration Projects.
I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set stamped the ribbon with Not Quite Navy and cut it out.  Then, I punched a circle from Silver Glimmer paper and a smaller one from Very Vanilla with the sentiment inside and layered them.

The designer series paper is from Be of Good Cheer and I added some Basic Gray textured card stock in the background.
Blue Ribbon
Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Very vanilla, Basic gray, Cherry cobbler card stock
Silver glimmer paper
Honeycomb folder
1 1/4" circle punch
1" circle punch
Come on over and join us or just check out all the fun samples!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tea for Two

I think I shy away from the Tea Shoppe stamp set because I feel like I need to cut out the tea cup when I use it - truthfully it doesn't take that long when I do, but I guess I tend to avoid cutting, LOL!
Tea for Two
Perfect Plum, Island Indigo ink
Whisper White and Perfect Plum card stock
Artisan embellishment kit
Island Indigo ribbon (sale-a-bration)

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Again, I am using some left over My Paper Pumpkin pieces, this time from the try it kit I have used some butterfly stickers.
Feel Goods
Riding Hood Red ink
Very Vanilla, Old Olive and So Saffron card stock
Storytime dsp
Artisan embellishment kit
basic pearls
Honeycomb folder

Friday, April 26, 2013

By the Tide Birthday

I like the By the Tide set for masculine cards and this one happened to go to a brother in law.  The base of the card is Basic Gray and I added some First edition dsp as well.
The randomly stamped images on the card base were stamped with Crumb Cake ink.

By the Tide, Bring on the Cake
Crumb Cake, River Rock and Island Indigo ink
Basic Gray, Very Vanilla card stock
First Edition dsp
Summer smooches dsp
1" circle punch
1 1/4" scallop circle punch

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Well, I sat down with my April Paper Pumpkin kit and played a little today.  I still have two cards left to make, I am just not sure of the direction I want to go with them yet :)
For the first one, I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set and made it a graduation card.  Other than the two circles and graduation sentiment, I didn't use anything extra other than what came in the box.

On the second one, I went with a thank you, using the sentiment from Wacky Wishes.  I again only used what was in the box except for the stamped sentiment and some sponging.

I love the pattern on the card base and also the bottom layer!

Want to get some fun in your mail next month?  You can sign up for next month's Paper Pumpkin kit here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retiring Lists are out!

It is that time of year again, time to say goodbye to lots of stamp sets and accessories as we welcome in the new products starting May 31st.
There are some great discounts on some retiring accessories!  Remember, all products listed are while supplies last so don't wait to shop!
You can find the retiring stamp sets here.
You can find the retiring accessories here.
Some items on the list are fabrics, table top trimmer, glossy paper, grid paper, lots of ribbons, card stock, ink pads, etc.  Don't wait too long to shop

Hey There Friend

Isn't it fun that after we use our Paper Pumpkin kits we still have some fun stamps to play with?  I put together some fun cards using both of the stamps that were included in the March kit.
I used Raspberry Ripple and Baja Breeze markers for the sayings and punched them out with the decorative label punch.

On two of the backgrounds, I stamped the splatter image with Raspberry Ripple and on the other two I used the Honeycomb folder.

Each one has a strip of Summer Smooches dsp and some ribbon - some from the Artisan embellishment kit, some scallop dots and some stitched satin.

The dsp on the card above is actually from Patio Party.

What fun have you had with the Paper Pumpkin kits?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

God Bless You

I have a son that will be confirmed this spring so I thought I better get started making some Confirmation cards.  The sentiment on this one was printed using My Digital Studio.
The cross and "God Bless You" come from the Crosses of Hope stamp set and I used early Espresso ink.
Crosses of Hope
Early Espresso ink
Basic Gray, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White card stock
Summer Smooches dsp
My Digital Studio
Honeycomb folder

Monday, April 22, 2013


Our Late Night Stampers Challenge this week is to use a layout as inspiration for a card or vice versa.  It can also be a 3d item that is inspired by another type of item. 
I am using the layout I showed you yesterday (see below) as my inspiration for a card. 
I used not only the same layout, but the same dsp, card stock colors and stamped images.

The difference is instead of the picture, I layered a sentiment from Word Play.

Word Play, Betsy's Blossoms, Great Sport
Whisper White, Pacific Point and Basic Gray card stock
Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Bubblegum Green and Melon Mambo classic ink
Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp
sponge dauber
decorative label punch
7/8" scallop circle punch
neutrals designer button
glue dots
Hope you come over and play along!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

So Different

I just love the picture I used on this scrapbook page.  It was taken last summer while we visited some family and it tells so much about these two.
I used Betsy's Blossoms stamp set for some background as well as the circle from Great Sport (the piece left over from the largest image) and a sponge dauber.

The dsp is Sunshine and Sprinkles - I thought it matched their clothing colors pretty well and I used MDS for the title and journaling.

If you can't read the t-shirt, it says "I don't need your attitude, I've got my own" - and it is a perfect shirt for Nora. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Whole Lotta

Even thought Sale-a-bration is over, we can still have fun using those free stamp sets we earned!  I like the stamps in the Patterned Occasions set because you can really make some quick and cute cards with them.
This is a CASE of one I found on Pinterest that was done in neutral colors, I used Baja Breeze and some Designer Series stacks dsp along with some Island Indigo ribbon (sale-a-bration also).  The original card can be found here.
The image is stamped with Soft Suede and the heart is colored in with a Baja Breeze marker.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bring Sunshine

I just love the sayings in the Feel Goods stamp set and I thought that the designer series paper Sunshine and Sprinkles would pair with this one nicely.
I added a Cute Clips - Hung up element and some Marina Mist scallop dots ribbon to each one.  These are very simple and quick to put together.
Feel Goods
Pacific Point ink
Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede card stock
Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp
Hung Up Cute Clips
Marina Mist scallop dots ribbon

Thursday, April 18, 2013


I am playing along with Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week since things are not melting too quickly and spring farm work can't be started yet.
I used the Need for Speed and Wacky Wishes stamp sets and did two different card with the same sketch, just changing the designer series paper patterns and the base card stock color.
The first one uses Basic Black as a base and I stamped the cars and sentiments with Basic Gray (on both cards).

Each card also uses the same designer series paper pack - Sycamore Street (from this year's Sale-a-bration).

I added some scallop dots 1/2" Old Olive ribbon and some brights and neutrals designer buttons.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Honeycomb Happiness

This is really a quick card to put together and you could easily use a scrap of designer series paper  as well.
Always Artichoke is not a color I pull out too often, but I did use it on the stem of the flowers on this card, the flower is Cherry Cobbler.
Love and Sympathy, Pursuit of Happiness
Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke ink and markers
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla card stock
Labels collection framelits
Honeycomb folder
Parker's Patterns dsp

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Feel Better

As I mentioned earlier, my daughter had her tonsils out last week and since she is my little card making helper, I wanted to make her a special card. 
I used the Betsy's Blossoms and Sassy Salutations stamp sets and layered a Labels collection framelit over an Apothecary Accent.

The flower trim was dyed Calypso Coral with some reinkers and water and the background is embossed with the Cloudy Day folder.

I added a strip of Naturals Composition specialty paper behind the sentiment and then some flowers on the inside of the card.
Colors - Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla card stock
Baja Breeze and Raspberry Ripple classic ink

Dolled up Birthday Kit

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit
We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included

To order this awesome kit, just click here!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Big Wishlist? Another great offer from Stampin' Up!

Do you have a big wish list for Stampin' Up! products?  Stampin' Up just announced two new promotions that can help with that. 
First, from now until May 30th, you can purchase a starter kit for only $99 plus tax  (no shipping) and get $155 worth of great Stampin' Up! products of your choice!  That is $30 more than the regular kit.  You don't have to want to start a business to take advantage of this great offer, use it for a discount or just a one time deal if that is something you prefer.  No matter what the reason, it is a great opportunity to get a lot for a little! 
Want to get started?  Just click here to start!  Contact me if you have any questions here.
Remember I said there were two promotions?  Well, if you don't want to take advantage of the great sign up deal, Stampin' Up! has another offer for you (and guess what?  you can actually do both if you like too!).
From now until May 30th, with a $350 workshop order, as a hostess you can earn an additional $30 in free products!  You can host a catalog party, workshop or an online workshop (with an online workshop, all the orders your friends make will be shipped directly to their homes).  Want to get started?  Contact me and we will figure out what is best for you!

Paired with a Punch

At Late Night Stampers this week we are pairing stamp sets with punches so I pulled out the Four Frames stamp set and my Decorative Label punch.
My sentiment is from the Friendly Phrases stamp set and I added a retired corduroy button for an accent.

The background is made with several different designer series papers - Fan Fair, Parker's Patterns, and Naturals Composition specialty paper.  I embossed the Early Espresso layer with the Vintage wallpaper folder.
Come on over and join us - you can see what the design team created here.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Day

I am sharing a couple cards that are pretty similar to each other, both made with leftovers that I had used for other projects.  Sometimes that makes putting cards together easier and sometimes it makes it a lot harder trying to figure out how to use the pieces. 
The first one uses a sentiment from Friendly Phrases along with images from Oh Hello and some Tea for Two dsp.

The second only uses the Oh Hello stamp set and once again the Tea for Two dsp.  I haven't been the biggest fan of Calypso Coral, but I have been trying to make myself use it more especially since it will be part of the color renovation coming up.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Maddie and the Boys

My final project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup has been posted so I can share it with you.  I found a fun way to remember Maddie's first birthday party with friends...

There are SO many awesome projects this round at UStamp with Dawn and Friends Big Shot Roundup! (Remember there are complete tutorials for all the projects!) Come on over and join us if you have the time! www.ustampwithdawnandfriends.com

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wood Mount Cases and Update

New Wood-Mount Cases

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.
Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31). A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4" x 5-1/2") will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2" x 5-1/2") will be $6.95.
Get ready for all the exciting new products in the catalog--especially the new wood-mount boxes!
*At this point, incentive stamps will not be packaged in the new cases. And remember, translated sets are only available in clear-mount.
The 8 1/2" x 11" Not Quite Navy card stock is not longer available, make sure to get the retiring items while supplies last

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!