A Cover Story

On the cover of the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog is a kit called “Tin of Cards Project Kit”.


Over the next week I will be sharing this kit as well as another project inspired by this kit.

This kit comes with the tin, 9 file tab dividers and, everything you need to complete 16 cards.

The kit comes with instructions on how to create the 16 cards. There are 4 designs and 4 cards per design.

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Over the next week I will put together the cards and the tin.

I will share with you each of the card designs as well as my thoughts on the project.

So far just looking at the project up close I think it s a great addition to any stampers craft room.

I know that for me, even when I am stamping all the time it seems that when I NEED a card I don’t have one handy.

I also know that when I really need a card I also don’t have time to create one from scratch.

This kit fixes that problem,not only does it have everything you need to create a card quick it has a place to keep cards for those unexpected occasions.

Stay tuned to see the cards made from this kit and the project inspired by this kit.

to buy this kit for yourself just click on the picture below.


I Won!!!

Every Friday My up-line Linda Heller holds a freebie Friday

On our Facebook group we can enter by posting something we have created

I haven’t uploaded in a while but…

Last Friday I did to show off my infinity fold card


I Won!!!

I won a roll of chevron ribbon and a beautiful card from Linda (which she cased from the leadership boards)

Linda card 2 Chevron ribbon

 How lucky am I?

Here is the infinity Fold card I made:

Infinity fold frontInfinity fold middle  Infinite fold 2

The pictures just don’t show how much fun this card is to open

Wanna see how to make this card?

Leave me a comment below and I will show you!!!

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I Had a Brilliant Idea

Okay maybe not brilliant, but I was pretty proud of myself!

A few weeks ago we had a small craft fair that turned out to be the best one ever

I sold some stuff and bought way more, lol

That is the nature of these craft fairs that my group does

Anyway, Kristy Eskew was sitting next to me and she sells Scentsy

You can see her Beautiful and really good smelling stuff on her Scentsy website

She has this wax warmer that has magnetic frames you can put photos in

She also has decorative frames that will fit into the space on the front of the warmer

Here is a picture of one of the decorative frames you can get

Scentsy Butterfly frame

Now for my Brilliant Idea

The other frame is a picture frame and since they are magnetic I can change them out whenever I want

So, my brilliant idea was to create a stamped image on vellum to put in the picture frame

I can make new ones and change them whenever the mood strikes me

Here is my first picture:

Close up of scentsy picture

 I tried a lot of different styles and techniques like shimmer and glitter but in the end because of the amount of light behind it they all were washed out

What looked the best was Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin Write Markers

Here is a couple of pictures of the whole Scentsy warmer and with the light on:

 Scentsy warmer lit up close up scentsy lit up

Do you have an idea that you thought was brilliant?

Leave me a comment and tell me about it, I might be able to try it and blog about it

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Water Coloring with Ink Pads

Today’s technique is water coloring with your Stampin’ Up! ink pads

The supplies need to do this technique are:

An ink pad – Shop here

An Aqua Painter #103954

Glossy Paper # 101910

Start by pressing down on the lid of your ink pad while closed this will create a pool of ink on the lid

Ink pool padOnce you have done that you can pick up the color with your aqua painter and water color on the glossy card stock

I didn’t have any glossy paper on hand so I used vellum which also has a slick surface

Watercolor on vellumThe more water you use the more it will flow together and blend the colors

Here is a technique by Carrie Cudney of Stampin’ Up! this technique can be used the same way as above

Try this technique and tell me what you think!

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20,000 Butterflies for Josie

Calling all crafters, this is a challenge with a purpose

This little 4 yr. old is fighting for her life

The family is requesting handmade 4 x 4 butterflies

Josie and most of her family

Josie and most of her family

HELP JOSIE GET 20,000 BUTTERFLIES by September 1, 2013

Josie Harris is a 4 year old girl who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
She has been getting Chemo Therapy and has been spending a lot of her time at Children’s Hospital in Omaha, NE.

Josie will be in and out of Children’s for the next 2-3 years getting chemo, every other week
Along with her mother, Andrea Nicolas, big brother, Dominic, big sister, Kyli, big sister Hailey Harris and her father, Jesse, Josie is planning to fight this with all she has.
We will be hanging these butterflies all over her room to show her how much she is loved every day by so many, a reminder we will always have of Josie.

Here’s the info you need:
1. The butterflies need to be 4 inches by 4 inches (4″x4″).
2. You can decorate however you want; stickers, coloring or, any other way you can think of!
3. Be sure to add your name, and where you are from to the butterflies so Josie knows who is sending her love
4. Share this with a friend and spread the word to share the love!
5. Here’s the address:

Josie Harris
226 N 3rd Street
David City, NE 68632

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Two New Photopolymer Sets

Stampin’ Up! has added two new photopolymer stamp sets

Don’t know what Photopolymer stamps are?

See my post and a video explaining just what all the hype is about

Check out my post here

The second to newest Photopolymer stamp set is Wanderlust



This stamp set is for anything to do with travel

Cards and scrapbook pages abound this stamp set is sure to come in handy this time of year

To get your set Now just click Wanderlust # 133452


The newest Photopolymer stamp set to grace Stampin’ Up! is Settin Sail

Settin Sail

Settin Sail

Should your travels take you across water this stamp set is for you!

Life’s better at the beach, or on the sea.

No matter where you are, or where you are going you’ll find lots of reasons to use the images in this set

Vacation memory-keeping, nautical parties and, summer fun will be beautifully documented

Just add your personal touches

To get your set now click Settin Sail # 133453

Go shop, stamp and, Have fun!!!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of the Photopolymer Stamps

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Two Cards, One Stamp

I made two cards for Father’s day

One for my Dad and one for my Father in law

I used the only sorta masculine stamp set I own, Lovely as a Tree

Incidentally Lovely as a Tree has been in the annual catalog since 2001, I believe it is the only stamp set to stay around that long

My Father in law's Card

My Father in law’s Card

My Dad's card

My Dad’s card

I will say the circle punch on my Dad’s card is cheesy but my dad will get it

The first card used chocolate chip for the color

I stamped Lovely as a Tree clear mount # 127793 wood mount #128655

I used black Stazon Ink # 101406

The image was stamped onto vellum card stock #101856

On the back of the vellum I used my water color pencils and a brush to get the background effect

The chocolate chip card stock was die cut using the Labels collection framelits # 125598

In both cards I stamped the image twice, the second higher up image was done without re-inking to give it a more faded look thus more dimension

The second card used Night of Navy and Old Olive for the colors

The background was sponged using my ink pads and sponges

The image was stamped with basic black dye ink

I hope they enjoy their cards as much as I enjoyed making them

Happy Father’s Day to everyone!

Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think, I love hearing from you!!!

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