Thursday, October 27, 2011

Angi's Digital Studio Baby Shower Invites

Aren't these just the cutest?  My friend made these using all Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.  I think they are so adorable!!  These are 5"x7".  If you haven't looked into Digital Studio yet check it out here:

Stampin' Up! Digital Scrapbooking Day - FREE Downloads!!! Nov 4-7, 2011

Stampin' Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day November 4-7, 2011 with FREE digital downloads on  This is a great program.  I will be uploading a card a friend of mine created to show you an example of what you can do with this. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Carrie is hostessing a Stampin' Up! Workshop

Carrie is hostessing a Stampin' Up! Workshop I will be demonstrating at on Saturday, Novermber 12, 2011 1:00 p.m..  If you would like to attend please email me even if you don't know Carrie.  Come and join in the fun!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Matchbox Miniatures Treat Boxes

The Stampin' Up! Matchbox die is by far my favorite Bigz XL die.  It is so much easier and quicker to make than even using the Cricut to cut them as the die puts the score lines and perforations right on the paper for you.  The Bigz XL dies do not fit in a Cuttlebug, only in a Big Shot or Big Shot Pro machine.  If you don't have a Big Shot yet this would be a great time to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and get one for free..until Oct 31 only.  If you already have a Big Shot you can choose up to $100 of extra merchandise & get the die for free!

You can sign up right online anytime of day here:

I used a lot of various papers on these some are Stampin' Up! retired some are misc. from my stash.  I used a lot of retired Crushed Curry Polka dot ribbon and card stock great fall color! I think I made about 25 of these - one set I forgot to take a picture of!! oops! sorry! We are giving these to soccer coaches, teachers, friends, etc. 

The "thank you" sentiment stamp is from the Just Believe (11648 $33.95 wood mount, 120453 $25.95 clear mount - p.109), the sentiment is stamped on the retired Designer Label punch that was just on the clearance rack (make sure you check that often!) which is layered on the Decorative Label punch (120907 $16.95 p.209).  I also used some More Mustard retired ribbon. 

You can fit 4 miniature size candy bars in each box. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Personalized Earrings Organizer

My daughter recently got her ears pierced and can now change out her earrings so she has been asking for an organizer.  I found this plastic bead storage containter at WM for $5.  I have a bunch of vinyl from when Lowe's clearanced out their vinyl, so this is what I came up with.  You can cut vinyl on your Cricut if you have one, too. I used my SU Big Shot Dies for this project.  I used the Alphabet Simple Letters (115960 $89.95 p.223), Serif Essentials Alphabet (113464 $149.95 p.223), an the retired Baskets and Blooms die for the flowers.. added a bit of bling & voila!!  My daughter thought it was great (priceless!).  These dies are great items to get if you quaify for a 1/2 price hostess gift or bonus $100 demo sign on for October. 

Batty for You Cellophane Treat Bags

I made these for my husband to take to his team at work.  The stamp is from Batty for You (116576 $23.95 wood mount only p.26).  I love this set for Halloween treats and use it every year so far.  It is great for kids school treats, too!  I also used the new Cellophane Bags from the Holiday Mini (124134 $2.50 for 50 bags p.11).  I have use these before and am sooo glad SU now sells them!  The treats inside are the new M&Ms candy corn - candy corn inside white chocolate coating...yummmy... but REALLY sweet!! I used various colors and papers that I had scraps of and a few misc as well mostly colors of either Pumpkin Pie or some Only Orange as well, black and white.  I used the uniball Singo white Gel Pen (105021 $3.95 p.203).  I use this white pen all the time.  I also used a black marker for the dots on the orange 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Punch (118875 $16.95 p.210).  The black cardstock is punched using the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854 $16.95 p.210).  The image is layered on the white card stock with the 1 3/8 Circle Punch (119860 $15.95 p.212).  The ribbon is old from my stash!  :)

Ship/Male Card (3rd one from Jeri's)

I really thought this was a great male card!!  We used the Square Lattice embossing folder (119976 $7.95 p.218) ... one of my all time must haves also!!  The colors are glossy white (used a sponge to wipe ink in coordinating colors on this), baja breeze, and basic gray.  The stamp set was from the Summer Mini (nla) The Open Sea. 

Kind Thanks (from Jeri's)

This is the 2nd of 3 cards we made at Jeri's.  This one uses the Thank You Kindly stamp set (111700 $13.96 p.168 set of 4), Petals-A-Plenty (116824 $7.95 p.219) embossing folder, Simply Scored Scoring Tool (Holiday Mini catalog p.7  - 122334 $29.95) for the embossed lines on the card (ok.. mine ended up debossed..but still worked --oops!).  I have all the other scoring tools & I really think this one is the best of them all.  The tool with the ball tip glides sooo smoothly & doesn't rip your thinner designer paper.  I believe the colors here are Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, and Old Olive (not 100% sure on that one).  The circle on the right side is actually half EE & half RR but doesn't show up well in the picture.  The trim on the inside of the card is the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275 $15.95 p.211). 

Halloween Card from Jeri's National Card Making Day

We made this card at Jeri's house (my upline) on National Card Making Day.  Thanks, Jeri!! The witch is from the Wicket Cool stamp set on p.24 of the Idea Book (118738 $19.95 wood, 120600 $14.95 clear mount set of 7).  Scallop oval punch p.210 (119856 $16.96), Large Oval Punch (119855 $15.95) p. 212.  These two punches are some of the ones I use the most!! We also used the Spider Web embossing folder (120889 $7.95 p.218).  The colors are black and I believe Concord Crush.  I think they are soo cute!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Stampin' Up! Specials - Free Big Shot!

New Demonstrators:
During October, new demonstrators will get a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 in FREE Stampin' Up! products of their choice.  If you don't have a Big Shot yet this is a great opportunity!

Buy two Simply Sent card kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! If you want to have some items on hand to be able to put together a card really quick these are perfect.