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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Technique Junkie Blog Hop

"Today's cards are in celebration of the Annual Technique Junkie CD sale - all
ANNUAL CDs are just $10.00 plus postage! This is a huge savings and is a
great way to catch up with techniques from precious issues. Each of the CDs
has between 70 and 100 tutorials on them, each in step-by-step, pictorial
format. Information about each CD, with a list of what is on each and a
link to order, is HERE.
If you started here, you may want to head back to the Design Team blogs you
can see all of the gorgeous artwork from the beginning. If you arrived here from Chris Dickinson's blog, you are in the right place!

Emerging Color (Bonus CD)
Graffiti Technique - December 2004

Acetate Pearl Ex - October, 2004

The CD I am featuring is CD 3 - October 2004 - August 2005. I have selected three cards - two
from the December, 04 and the October, 04  issues and one from CD 3's bonus techniques. Each Cd has 10 bonus techniques on them that are only found on the CD." These CD's are a must have for the creative crafter!

CD1: Judy Jackson http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/

CD2: Chris Dickinson: http://chrissyd723.blogspot.com/

CD3: Nancy Dawson: http://creativewishes.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!

CD4: Ann Clack: http://createdbyann.blogspot.com/ - NEXT

CD5: Donna Duquette: http://www.salmonbrookstudio.com/

CD6: Jane Bosi: http://janesaddiction.typepad.com/

CD7: Holly Brown: http://glitterstampsandink.blogspot.com/

CD8: Jackie Kalchert: http://jackiekalchert.blogspot.com/

CD9: Pat Huntoon: http://patstamps.blogspot.com/

Hop on...

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


We'll be making these two 12x12 pages at our Scrapbooking Club on Friday! I used CalypsoCoral InColor and the retiring Sweet Shop Designer Paper. There's plenty of room for lots of pictures and/or journaling. I know we'll all enjoy making these pages. BTW the title 'So Sweet' is stamped on the left page but the photo did not pick it up.

I made the ice cream cone using the Petal Cone die for the cone and ice cream.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ReCycle! Fun

My friend gave me a plastic piece that she had with something inside (not sure what) so I recycled by adding designer paper and a 2-way Stampin' Up glue pen and a fancy little tag. Great hostess gift!

The little box was also given to me. It measures 3 x 6 3/4 (2 deep). Using the NEW Stampin' Up juicy ink foam pads (and they are FANTASTIC) I stamped a design all around the box. Great way to decorate a box for a gift for someone special! The stamp set is the Betsy's Blossoms, new and available June 1, and I used all the new InColors.

So you can stamp anything - so get busy and STAMP it!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 28, 2012

Button Flowers

What a cute little bunch of flowers for your craft table, desk or just to admire! Using two Blossom Punch flowers with a skewer for the stem this little pail would make a super addition to your 3D paper projects. I used two or three matching buttons tied together using Baker's twine and hot glued to the top of the flower. The shred was made using tiny strips of Garden Green run thru the crimper then 'smushed' for the tope of the flower pot! Cristena Bagne was the original creator!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Challenge 174 - Masculine Cards

In honor of the upcoming Father's day celebrations masculine cards are the agenda! Create any card or project for the guys in your life. Seems we never have enough cards for those special boys! You can make a card for ANY occasion not just Father's Day!

I made a few different cards that can be used for many different occasions using the retiring Time Worn DSP and River Rock accected with Real Red.

I started this card a long time ago after seeing a similar one on Lynn Pratt's blog. It would be great for Father's Day or a Masculine birthday, young or old!

Come PLAY along!

Need some inspiration? Check out the design team creations HERE

When you get your card created, you can upload it HERE

You still have time to enter this challenge!
Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Christmas in May?

I found this little bird on the wreath while cleaning my craft room today and thought he would really pop on a white on white card. I know it is either awfully early or awfully late for Christmas but the spirit is thre! By using 3 different embossing folders the texture is outstanding. The wreath was adhered with Dimensionals on top of the paper 'ribbon' chevron.

I used the Hand-Penned Holiday stamp set in Real Red Classic Ink before embossing.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Buzz about the New Ink Pads!

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, Stampin' Up! has made a significant change to their ink pads to make your stamping experience even better! The new pads will be available in all Stampin' Up! Colors (including the new In Colors) on June 1!

Click on Shannon West's You Tube video below for an excellent discussion of the new pads!
As a Stampin' Up! demo,  I have had a chance to experiment with the new firm foam pads.I immediately found a much lighter touch was needed to master these new pads. They are fantastic!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Try That Technique

Another Try that Technique this week. Masked Layers was featured in the Feb/March 2012 Technique  Junkie Newsletter. It is a super technique and great for masculine cards, birthday, get well and the possibilities are endless. I used the Just Believe Stampin Up stamp set on the retired Newsprint Designer Paper. Check out the Technique Junkie Blogspot for more details in joining this tremendous group!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cutie Bear

Is this not the cutest thing you have seen lately? I noticed it on Cat's Ink-corporated blog and had to CASE! It will fit a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 envelope and I put the greeting inside. Sorry the greeting is blurred. Think we'll do this one in a Punchie Class.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Get Well Wishes (Sneak Peek)

Sneak Peek at the new Betsy's Blossoms! Love the bird. The Basic Black is folded and mounted on Bashful Blue. Using the rock 'n' roll technique on the bird made him look shaded! (automagically) The Lattice Embossing Folder completes the picture!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 21, 2012

Watermelon Crawl

I must say Jacob is enjoying this watermelon! I used Domestic Goddess Designer Paper and acents of Calypso Coral! The watermelon rind is made by rubbing the Garden Green Ink Pad across the Garden Green Paper with a touch of Daffodil Delight!

I hate to see this paper go. Love the colors and 'homey' look!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Paper, Glorious Paper

This time of year is always seen with mixed emotions - lots of new stuff and surprises from Stampin' Up BUT we have to face the fact that some of our favorites are retiring.

This little Ghirardelli candy holder was made using the Sweet Shoppe Designer Paper (retiring) and added accents using the matching rub-ons! The idea was originally introduced by Sandi McIver. What a neat hostess gift, place setting, or just a 'little' something extra.

Made using only an 8 x 8 sheet of paper, fold in 1/2 diagonally; score sidesat 3 3/4 and 7 1/2; score in the middle and then 3/4" on both sides of that middle score and punch 3/4" and tie... no need for glue! Embellish as desireed.

Lets find ways to use up all the designer paper we have building up. Create a card, scrapbook page, project, or any other idea you may and use designer paper on it! We need to make room for the new stuff.

Need some inspiration? Check out the design team folder HERE

When you get your project created, you can upload it HERE

Come join our Challenge 173 this week, it's not too late.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 14, 2012


I had ALL this on my craft table where I had punched stuff and did not use them so I combined them all and adhered it to this retiring designer paper. I was really pleased at what you could make from scraps! Give it a try...

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sorry to see you go!

It's not too late to play along - Late Night Stampers Challenge 172 - Say Goodbye... 'Sorry to see you go' - out with the old and in with the new! Using Calypso Coral for the card base I stamped Sweet Cake on Whisper White then restamped the cupcake in color, cut and adhered with Dimensionals. The Sweet Shoppe Designer Paper is retiring as well. It is such a fun paper. The ribbon accent is from Sale-A-Brations.

For some inspiration? Check out the design team samples HERE

Add your creations here - once you get your project finished you can upload it HERE

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Paper Doily Find

Looking thru some old stuff I had punched, etc. I found this Paper Doily Sizzlit I had in my stash (125592). The mat is a new Stampin' Up color - Midnight Muse! The little bird is Brand X but very cute. I punched the leaves from SU Build a Bird punch using Garden Green. It was just a quick card from stashed parts!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Try that Technique Thursday

Try that Technique Thursday is brought to you today by the very talented Jane Bosi from Technique Junkies. Cascading images – April/May 2012 TJNL

Please try your hand at this technique. It is so fun and easy to do. Post your creations to the group! Stampin’ Up’s Mouthwatering stamp set is the main image and the die cut and sentiment are sneak peek’s from the new catty! The designer paper is retiring May 30 – Domestic Goddess… don’t ya just love the name.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I am so glad this designer paper is staying, Twitterpad! It is so pretty. I made this card using Baja Breeze and the NEW Bitty Banners Framelits coming to you June 1! Oh and wait till you use the NEW foam ink pads...you will fall in LOVE! The coverage is unbeatable; can't wait till I can get more of the classic colors.

The stamp set is Language of Friendship also NOT retiring. The white flower underneath is from the Mixed Bunch Stamp set. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Quick Card

Just a quick card to use some of my retiring Designer Paper. I have toooo much left over! I did use the Apothecary Die to make the accent in the middle of the card and accented it with 3 Old Olive brads. Thanks for stopping by and watch for some more sneak peeks a'comin'...

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Out with the old - In with the new!

The Cajun Craze 1 1/4" ribbon. The wide ribbon is so neat - sure hope they replace it with some other wide ribbon. The mat is NEW from Stampin Up and will be available in the new catty June 1 - Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper! 'Ain't it prurty?' I used Cajun Craze for the card and Soft Suede for the mat!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 7, 2012

Challenge 171 LNS

Yes this is a day late but I wanted to post it anyway. We were challenged to CASE a Hallmark card. I choose this one. I used the super standby Lovely as a Tree! and the wood sheet for the mat. I made mine a Sympathy Card instead of a Father's Day. Mine is a bit darker than the scan. I think I will re-stamp the tree. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sneak Peek

Sorry I haven't posted for a while but I have had company all week and not any stampin'! But I promise to get caught up soon!

This is a preview of the new colors and one of the hostess sets from the new catty coming out June 1! Can't wait to see the other sets.  Love the new InColors - these are Summer Starfruit & Gumball Green. SU has introduced some really neat Hostess sets so plan your Workshop for June and earn these sets FREE. The curled technique accents the main feature.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'