Thursday, February 21, 2013

3D Project/Big Shot Class/Club - Wednesday, February 27

Here are the projects we'll be making at
the 3D Project/Big Shot Class next Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm!! 
I am so excited to show everyone this fun frame featuring the Dress Up Framelits!!  I can't wait to hang this great decor item up on the wall in my stamp studio!!  I really can't get enough of these cute dresses!!  There are so many things you can do to "pretty" them up!!  I chose to use some fun Designer Series Paper (International Bazaar, to be exact), then add some whimsical touches, for this project.  We added some pearls/necklaces and some trim at the waist of each dress (with Daffodil Delight 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon and 5/8" Flower Trim, and Island Indigo Sale-a-bration Ribbon with pearls).  We even cut the sleeves off one dress to make it a strapless dress!!

We also stamped some inspriational words, "Inspire, Create, Dream and Imagine", from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set.
Finally, we added a Vintage Faceted Button with some Island Indigo Baker's Twine at the bottom of the project. These beautiful buttons are one of the items that you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order.
Dress Up Framelits Dies
Dress Up Framelits Dies  130101  $24.95
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper  126920  $10.95
Loving Thoughts - Wood-Mount Stamp
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set  wood-mount  125843  $29.95
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set  clear-mount  125845  $23.95
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Vintage Faceted Buttons  127555  $5.95
Our next project features a bunch of items you can get for FREE during Sale-a-bration (now through March 22) with any $50 order.  This is a fun, folded card we made at one of Ronda Wade's Rubberqueen meetings earlier this year.  We started with a 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" Island Indigo card base, scored at 3".  We then embossed this back piece with the Vine Street Embossing Folder and added a layer of Sycamore Street Designer Series paper to the front flap.  Then we added a layer of Tangerine Tango (6 1/2" x 4 1/4", scored in half at 3 1/4") and folded this over top of the Island Indigo/DSP flap.  We wrapped some Tangerine Tango Sale-a-bration Ribbon around this layer.  We also stamped "There's Only One You" from the Vintage Verses stamp set and then die cut it with the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Finally, we highlighted this piece with the coordinating Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to accent the sentiment.

Vine Street Textured Impression Embossing Folder  130492  FREE

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper  127540  FREE

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack  130812  FREE

Vintage Verses Stamp Set  wood-mount  129633  FREE
Vintage Verses Stamp Set  clear-mount  129636  FREE
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies
Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies  127003  $24.95

Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack  126187  $7.95
As always, I hope you enjoyed these projects!!  If you'd like to make these projects with us at class next week, just RSVP to or (989) 330-0259!
Hope to see you soon!!

For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scrapbook Class/Club - Tuesday, February 26

Here are the pages we'll be making at Scrapbook Class next week on Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm!!  I still have a few spots available.  Please let me know if you'd like to join us!!  Just RSVP to or (989) 330-0259.

We made the first page, "Winter", last month, now we're completing that layout with the second page titled "Fun" this month!  The word "Fun" is stamped with the Notable Alphabet set - a very whimsical stamp set, for sure!  We also added the Winter Bird from the Four Seasons Hostess Stamp set, as well as the snowflake with a 3/8" Designer Printed 2011-13 In-Color Brad.

Notable Alphabet Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Notable Alphabet Stamp Set  126355  $46.95
Notabel Alphabet Stamp Set  126357  $34.95

Four Seasons Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Four Seasons Hostess Stamp Set  wood-mount  126830  $20.00 Hostess
Four Seasons Hostess Stamp Set  clear-mount  126832  $15.00 Hostess

Printed 2011 In Color Designer Brads - by Stampin' Up!

Designer Printed 2011-13 In Color Brads  122940  $7.95

The bottom of the page features the "snow"!  We embossed Whisper White Card stock with the Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impression Embossing Folder, then added a little sparkle with the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.  And then... I just love the new Silver Basic Designer Buttons.  I had to add another (large one, this time!) to these pages just for fun!

Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!
Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impression Embossing Folder  116824  $7.95
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details  127845  $2.50

Silver Basics Designer Buttons

Silver Basic Designer Buttons  129325  $5.95

On to our next two pages for the month....
I found these fabulous page ideas on Stampin' Connection - thanks to Sandy Mathis for sharing!!

I'm ready for the snow to be gone and spring to arrive.....!!  It might be a while here in Michigan (outdoors, at least!), but I can still dream inside.....!

These pages feature the Sale-a-bration (FREE) Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper - you, too, can get this paper for FREE with a $50 order!!  I am having so much fun with this paper and wanted to make sure I preserved a bit of it on these scrapbook pages!!  And then there are the coordinating ribbon and buttons - the Sale-a-bration (FREE) Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button pack - you just have to have those, too!!

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper 127540 FREE

Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack  130812  FREE

I love the Designer Builder Brads as well - I'm finding that I have to "preserve" lots of fun things from this Spring Catalog on my scrapbook pages!  We also added a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the middle of the brad - I know the picture is a little fuzzy.... must have been all that sparkle!!

Designer Builder Brads

Designer Builder Brads  129329  $6.95

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels  129324  $4.95

More fun paper.....

 And then.... a cute homemade "trinket". I learned this "trinket" idea from one of Ronda Wade's recent Rubberqueen meetings. Here's how you do it..... take one of the Soda Pop Tops from the Spring Catalog, run it through the Big Shot on the lowest level setting on the platform (between the two cutting pads, of course!) - it will flatten it enough to fit any image stamped and punched with the 1" circle punch. I chose to use the Madison Avenue Stamp set (another FREE Sale-a-bration set with any $50 order!), along with the tiny flower from the Itty Bitties Set, which is punched with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and popped up on a dimensional.  And then, there's more of that FREE Sale-a-bration Sycamore Street Ribbon (this time in Tangerine Tango)!!

 Soda Pop Tops
Soda Pop Tops  129388  $3.95

Madison Avenue Stamp Set  wood-mount  129657  FREE
Madison Avenue Stamp Set  clear-mount  129660  FREE

Itty Bitties Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Itty Bitties Stamp Set  wood-mount  128939  $20.95

Punch Pack - by Stampin' Up!

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack  118309  $16.95

As always, I hope you enjoyed these pages!!  If you'd like to join us at class, just say so!!  RSVP to or call (989) 330-0259.

Hope to see you soon!


For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sale-a-bration Bundle Class - Thursday, March 7

Here are the projects we'll be making at the
Sale-a-bration Bundle Class on Thursday, March 7 from 6:30-9:30pm!! 

RSVP and pre-payment are due by Tuesday, February 26 in order to ensure we have your product here in time for class!! 

For this Sale-a-bration Bundle class, we're featuring the Oh, Hello Stamp set from the Spring Catalog, along with some of the fabulous embellishments in the Spring Catalog.

Oh, Hello Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Oh, Hello Stamp Set  (wood-mount)  130730  $25.95
Oh, Hello Stamp Set  (clear-mount)  130733  $18.95
Most of these projects were shared and demonstrated by our co-founder and CEO, Shelli Gardener, at our Leadership Convention in Orlando earlier this year.  I love so many of her ideas and am excited to be able to share these with all of you!!
This first project is a set of 4 mini (3x3) cards that will fit perfectly in their own cute box!!

We embossed the top of the kraft box with the Honeycomb embossing folder, then added some Baja Breeze Seam binding ribbon and a cute homemade "trinket". I learned this "trinket" idea from one of Ronda Wade's recent Rubberqueen meetings. Here's how you do it..... take one of the Soda Pop Tops from the Spring Catalog, run it through the Big Shot on the lowest level setting on the platform (between the two cutting pads, of course!) - it will flatten it enough to fit any image stamped and punched with the 1" circle punch. I chose to use the Collage Curios Set for the inside of our "trinket" - see that cute butterfly?? 

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Honeycomb Textured Impression Embossing Folder  129378  $7.95

Soda Pop Tops

Soda Pop Tops  129388  $3.95

Collage Curios Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Collage Curios Stamp Set  wood-mount  129099  $20.95
Collage Curios Stamp Set  clear-mount  129102  $15.95

Each of the 3x3 mini cards were stamped with images from the Oh, Hello set.  We also embossed the bottom of each card with the adorable Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.

Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Needlepoint Border Textured Impression Embossing Folder  129383  $7.95

This next card features the Delicate Details Lace Tape (along the bottom of the card).  We positioned this self-adhesive tape along the bottom of the card, sponged Lucky Limeade ink over the tape, then removed the tape (yes, you can use it over and over again!!).  What's left is the ink that you've sponged through the tape!!  I just love this effect!!

Delicate Details Lace Tape
Delicate Details Lace Tape  130966  $9.95

This next card also features images from the Oh, Hello set - that flower is one of my favorite images from this set!  And this time..... we just turned that Lucky Limeade ink pad over and pressed down firmly on our card stock - this is the result!  I have an old ink pad and actually like the fact that it came out kind of "splotchy"!  If you'd like a more solid image, try one of the new ink pads.  I would recommend trying this effect out on scrap paper until you find the effect you most prefer!

This card is another beauty! - thanks, Shelli!!  We again feature the Delicate Details Lace Tape - this time we just adhered it right to the card.  And there's that awesome flower again - we embossed it, along with the sentiment, in Gold Embossing powder - it gives it a gorgeous effect (which may be lost in the picture....  you just have to see it in person!).

You may also notice that whimsical 3-dimensional flower on the card - that's the 5/8" Flower Trim that I just can't get enough of!!

 5/8" Flower Trim
5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim  126869  $6.95

Our last project features the Oh, Hello set again, along with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  This time we used our markers to create the middle "banner" on the card below - just grab your baja breeze, rich razzleberry, and calypso coral markers and you're all set!  You may have also noticed some beautiful designer series paper here (see, also,  the "Celebrate" and "Thoughts of You" cards previously shown).   It's the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper - this paper has the perfect spring feel!

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper
Tea for Two Designer Series Paper  129311  $10.95

So, if you loved these projects and want to learn how to make them yourself, check out the details for the Bundle for the class here:

Oh, Hello Stamp Set (clear) (p. 4) $18.95
Delicate Details Lace Tape (p. 3) $9.95
5/8" Flower Trim (p. 5) $6.95
Kraft Boxes $2.95
Linen Thread $4.50
Baja Breeze Seam Binding $6.95
Total $50.25 plus shipping & sales tax
AND... you'll get to choose ANY one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog for FREE as well!!
If you already have some of the products in the bundle, you can always make substitutions.
And...your projects at this class are FREE!!

Don't forget to RSVP and pre-pay today to reserve your spot for this great class!!

Hope to see you soon!!


For class information and to order Stampin Up' products on-line, visit my website at