Friday, May 31, 2013

Challenge 223


 My kids are all grown up and I don’t have any in school but I do have a strong appreciation for teachers! My club members made this a while back for their teacher gifts so I thought I’d share this with you. I love the Storytime Designer Paper 126907. TODAY is the LAST day you can order it! Have fun with this challenge and Happy Stampin’. This idea is not my original idea so I am not taking credit for it. If the creator will email me, I will be glad to post the proper credit.
Challenge 223
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
Come on and play along!

This week is all about thanking those amazing people who spend countless hours each day working with our children. We want to let them know how much we appreciate all their hard work.
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Want to see what the design team came up with? Check out their creations at the Late Night Stampers Challenge Blog.

When you get your gift completed upload it to the blog so we can see what you gave to your child's teacher





Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Another Recycle

Here's another version of the note holder using an acrylic sachet holder. I thought for your office, the calendar and a place for a picture on the back would work well. I used retiring paper to make this one.

Remember tomorrow is the LAST day to order from the old catalog! I am in the process of cleaning - out with the old and in with the new! Plus I have stuff I will never use so now is a good time to donate to Purple Heart! Try and stay cool... good stampin' weather so you can stay in with the AC!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Special Pet Card

This card was featured on Mary Fish's Blog the other day. Using the small Scallop punch and the small heart framelit you can punch the 'paw'!, add a button for accent. Too cute!


I added some scrap black and white Designer Paper to line the envelope to match! Makes a great pet sympathy card or if someone gets a new pet! Both layers are on dimensions but the scan does not show it well.

Supplies:
Small Scallop Punch 120908
Sweet Essentials Stamp Set 126457
Whisper White Paper 100730
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies 125599
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rainbow Greetings

Yep another special creation by Tanya Bell over at Stampin' T. You can order the pattern from her tutorial site (and very reasonable I might add) and she will also send you the file to cut this with your e-cutter! I used my Silhouette and on her advise cut enough to do 4 cards. These will be great to send get well's, thinking of you, birthday and most any occasion.

It is such a happy design! I made a matching envelope using the Diagonal Score Pad from Stampin' Up. The cardstock is Basic Black, Whisper White and the Dotted Designer Paper completes this project.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 27, 2013

Desk Trivia

I was cleaning, yes cleaning, my craft stuff and ran across this business card holder! And thought what a cute thing to put my new granddaughter's picture in for her Mom's desk since she has to go back to work tomorrow!


I used the SU Postage Punch to cut out the picture. I was going to stamp on the white card BUT after I got this in the holder I could not get it out! (it was a tight fit) but it's cute as is. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet

After watching the video on how to assemble these lovely flowers, I am hooked. These would make a cheery gift for someone in the hospital, or ill at home, a teacher, loved one or anyone special. They are easy, peasy to make. CLICK HERE  to watch the assembly video.


The kit comes with everything to assemble 13 (a baker's dozen) flowers all you need is the glue and hot glue is recommended! Give it a try. No water or potting soil required!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 24, 2013

Shape It

This is a spool card I made using the instructions from the Shape It CD! You can get this great CD with lots of shapes from Technique Junkies blogspot. CLICK HERE TO ORDER your CD today!

Crumb cake is the base of the spool stamped with Woodgrain Background Stamp (retiring). I used Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon also retiring to wrap around the spool.  The scissors were cut from my Silhouette and I lined the envelope with Summer Smooches Designer Paper. Too cute!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Challenge 223 & Sneak Peek


Challenge 223
Teacher Appreciation Gifts

This week is all about thanking those amazing people who spend countless hours each day working with our children. We want to let them know how much we appreciate all their hard work. Believe me I taught a one week class for my work and OH, how much more I appreciated the teachers that do that every day!!!
I used this sneak peek at the new paper from Stampin' Up called Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Paper 130141 for one of the holders and Sunshine & Sprinkles 126922 Designer Paper for the other with Rose Red as the mats. You will be able to check it out soon in the new catalog - June 1 we can all order it! I used Strawberry Slush as the base and backdrop. One added feature you can put a picture in the back.
I used an acrylic sachet holder (recycled) as the base! Love that recycling!



Want to see what the design team came up with?  Check out their creations at the Late Night Stampers Challenge Blog.   
When you get your gift completed upload it to the blog so we can see what you gave to our child's teacher.

Hope you will play along with us so we can get some ideas for gifts!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bottle Cap Art

I made these key chains and book mark using the Stampin' Up Bottle Caps. (Soda Pop Tops - 129388 - Pg. 24 in the current mini catalog) You get assorted large and small caps. The 1/2" punch fits the small ones perfectly and the 1 inch punch fits the larger cap.

And as you remember, you can run these thru your Big Shot and flatten them for a different look. After adding your embellishment, cover with Crystal Effects for that added touch.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Honeycomb Cards

These are two cards I quickly made using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder 129378 from Stampin Up. I cut the hexagons on one card by hand and on the other I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a 3/4" hexagon and it worked great!

The Designer Paper is retired but I was just playing to see if it would work. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 17, 2013

Challenge 222


Challenge 222
Sorry to see you go?

At the end of this month we will get our new catalog for 2013 - 2014.  This year Stampin' Up made a color change to their color collections.  With the color change some of our favorite colors are retiring.  This week's challenge wants you to use your favorite colors that are retiring on your project.

Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, or anything else you can think of using your favorite colors you will miss when they are gone.


I have always loved More Mustard! It was such a great Fall color and I'm really gonna miss it.


Want to see what the design team created?  Check them out HERE

You can upload your creation HERE        

Can't wait to see what your favorite colors are.


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Strawberry Fields

Jake, Stephanie & PawPaw went strawberry picking Monday. It was such a beautiful day too. Jake loves strawberries but he's getting camera shy and just won't show that great smile! Guess it's the age.


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 13, 2013

Washi Tape

Check out these Washi Tape covered clothespins! How neat! These tapes are new in the Stampin' Up Catalog coming out SOON (May 31).
Sorry for such a short post but am babysitting today!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Friday, May 10, 2013

Challenge 222

Mornin' Ladies:

This is our Challenge 222 and is a sad but exciting time at Stampin' Up. All the new products are so exciting and so much fun BUT it is hard to say 'good-bye' to some of our favorites!


Challenge 222
Sorry to see you go!

At the end of this month we will get our new catalog for 2013 - 2014.  This year Stampin' Up made a color change ! to their color collections.  With the color change some of our favorite colors are retiring.  This week's challenge wants you to use your favorite colors that are retiring on your project.
This cute birthday card also features new Wobbles from Seaside Crafters. They will be available soon and if you could see this in real life... the balloons wobble! How neat! Just think of the possibilities.

Again, Baja Breeze is going away for good! (Twitterpad DSP too) I will sure miss it. Baja was one of my favorites but as in the past, change is GOOD with some exciting new color combinations!

Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, or anything else you can think of using your favorite colors you will miss when they are gone.

Want to see what the design team created?  Check them out HERE
You can upload your crea tion HERE    
   
REMEMBER YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS TO PLAY WITH US!  Can't wait to see what your favorite colors are.


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Faux Paint Swatches


I KNOW, I KNOW - this is NOT the Technique of the Week that Jane introduced to you on Monday, the 6th. Well let me explain, I don't have the Copic Air Brush system so I am going with this technique, Faux Paint Swatch as seen in our April/May Technique Junkies Newsletter.


It is fun, quick and easy but makes a fantastic background. I used Not Quite Navy (retiring), Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi Stampin' Up Classic Ink and the Best of Butterflies Stamp 133345 & matching Butterfly punch and Secret Garden Stamp Set 129144 with corresponding Framelits.

I hope you like my 'technique' and give it a try.


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sneak Peek w/ a Technique

Hello Ladies: It sure has been a dreary day here in central Virginia. But I tried to make a 'cheerful' card. I received some sad news this am and I'm trying to move on!!! ANYWHO... here is my card using the technique Snippits, from the April/May, 2013 Technique Junkie Newsletter.


This is also an introduction to the new Washi Tapes from Stampin' Up that will be in the new catalog beginning May 31! Washi Tape is semi-transparent and used as an embellishment for any project. I used the stamp set, Secret Garden and the Framelits that go with it.

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Monday, May 6, 2013

Challenge 222


We have made some changes to our challenges. Everyone is really busy with the school year winding down, vacations starting, and just general relaxing so starting with this challenge our challenges will be 2 weeks long.  So now you have 2 weeks to play with us.  So are you ready to see what we have cooked up for this week.
Challenge 222
Sorry to see you go!

At the end of this month we will get our new catalog for 2013 - 2014.  This year Stampin' Up made a color change to their color collections.  With the color change some of our favorite colors are retiring.  This week's challenge wants you to use your favorite colors that are retiring on your project.
I hate to see Baja Breeze and Red Riding Hood leaving! Love the colors. Like others, the Designer Papers will be missed. The above DSP is Twitterpad! 

Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, or anything else you can think of using your favorite colors you will miss when they are gone.
Want to see what the design team created?  Check them out HERE
You can upload your creation HERE       
REMEMBER YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS TO PLAY WITH US!  Can't wait to see what your favorite colors are.



Until next time! Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Challenge 221


Challenge 221
Celebrations

This week we want you to create a card, scrapbook page, 3D item, or anything else you can think.  For instance: Graduation is coming up so make a graduation card/ gift card holder/ scrapbook page. 




This neat hidden box surprise is a great gift and even a matching envelope. You can fill the little box with ‘flat’ candy, tags or gift card (s) as an extra present for someone’s birthday! 

Want to see what the design team created with the challenge?  Check out our samples HERE      

When you get your creation finished you can upload it HERE  
  
We look forward to seeing what you create and share with us! You still have time to play along!


Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Another Sneak Peek

Another Sneak Peek at some of the new Stampin' Up items. This is the Wildflower Meadows Stamp Set 129368 that has a 'matching' embossing folder 129376. I used a card base of Raspberry Ripple accented with Primrose Petal.


I hope the picture shows the embossed look! Another great find! This stamp is the size of a background stamp. Can't wait for the new catalog (June 1), Stampin' Up has some great new ideas for you!

Until next time!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'
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