Monday, April 30, 2012

Saying Good-bye Upsy Daisy

The "Upsy Daisy" stamp set is such a great set for spring, and I've found to be an excellent stamp set for the Shadow technique (stamping a dark color of ink, with a white Craft ink slightly offset from the first stamped image). This stamp set is waving good-bye to us on May 31. It's been a wonderful stamp set for projects and I'll miss it. If it's your favorite stamp set, be sure to get your own set today before it's gone!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sympathy Card

One of my sweet friends lost her beloved doggy, so I made this card for her to let her know I was thinking about her. Being a dog lover myself, I know how difficult it is to lose your animal. They are a part of your family and it just hurts so much. :( This card features the "D is for Dog" stamp set, which is retiring on May 31. It also uses the Poppy Parade In-Color which is also retiring May 31. If this is one of your favorite colors to create projects with, hop on over to stock up on card stock, ink and ribbon!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Say Farewell-Stampin' Up! Retired Accessory List

Stampin' Up! has published the retiring accessory list, including the Decor Elements line and Simply Adorned line. Take a breeze through the list but don't wait to make an order--these are only available while supplies last! What are you waiting for? Get on over to my online store and stock up on the goodies that you'll miss!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Big Shot Club Projects

These are two coordinating projects that my Big Shot monthly club made last week. The take out box is perfect for gift boxes to fill with treats, cash, jewelry or other fun small sized treats. It requires the Petal Cone die.

It also highlights thh "Flight of the Butterfly" and "Butterfly Prints" stamp sets, both which are retiring May 31. If these are two of your favorite stamp sets, like they are mine, just hop on over to my online store and get your own set before it's too late!

For more inspiration featuring these stamp sets, here are a few past projects that I've created using these stamp sets. Hurry up now--head on over and get your own set! :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mojo Monday

Happy Monday to you!

Today's project used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. This was one of the easiest sketches to replicate and I spent no time at all piecing this card together. I used the 1-1/4" square punch to make perfect, even rows. Then to make lining up the squares a little easier, I simply cut a piece of card stock down to 5" x 3-3/4" as a base to adhere the pieces together like a puzzle.

The butterly and sentiment is from the "Cottage Garden" stamp set that will be retiring on May 31, so be sure to head over to my online store and pick up your set today before it's too late!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Say Farewell-Retired Stamp Set List

The Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp List is NOW available!

Click HERE to see the list of over 300 stamp sets that will be retiring.
These stamp sets will be available for purchase THRU May 31, 2012
If you plan to order your retiring favorites, be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for great deals on punches, albums, designer series paper and more. Up to 60% off! 50+ new products added to clearance this past week! Clearance rack items can ONLY be placed through an on-line order and are available while supplies last!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The Retired Accessories/Décor Elements Lists will be released on April 25, 2012. Retiring accessories and Stampin' Up! Décor Elements (this line is being discontinued) will only be available while supplies last. BE SURE TO ORDER EARLY!
All stamp sets that are in the retiring list will only be available through May 31. If there's something on the list you have your eye on, be sure to stop by my online store and stock up!

Monday, April 16, 2012

MDS-St Patty's Day Race

I started working on an 8"x8" digital album of the races that I've been running. It's sort of a combination of efforts to knock out two birds with one stone: play around with My Digital Studio more, and to remember all of the work that I've put into my new hobby. I've spent a lot of time in the past 6 months running, training, racing and I have a few photos that have documented some of the races I've done, so I thought a small 8"x8" album would be great.

This layout was inspired by Heather's.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Get Well Soon

One of my sweet little gals from church (she's 8) fell out of a tree and broke her little arm. Broke my heart. She's such a little cutie patootie. :)

So, I made this little Get Well Soon treat box and attached it to a balloon. It uses my beloved Matchbox Die and the "It's a Wrap Occasions" stamp set that I use so much. It's so versatile, I'm telling you--it should be a MUST HAVE in your stamp stash too!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter treats

So this is a couple of days late, but better late than never yeah? :)

I made some Easter sour cream containers for my department at work. Filled them with a few Easter candy pieces and tagged on the sweet little punch bunny (this one to scale) inspired by Mary Fish.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Easter

Looking at my small oval punch, I thought about how it would make the perfect Easter egg, so I quickly threw together a coordinating Easter basket using the 2-1/2" circle punch and some scraps for the basket weave.

The bunny was inspired by Mary Fish's sweet baby bunny, but I adjusted the punches to make mine a little bigger than hers.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Shoebox Swap Projects #3

Here are the final projects from the Shoebox Swap that I participated in on Monday. Hope you've enjoyed them this week and was able to get some inspiration from them.

Designed by Amanda Redman:

Designed by Deidre Mooney:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shoebox Swap Projects #2

The Shoebox Swap that I participated in on Monday evening was so much fun! Here are a few more of the projects that the other gals brought with them for us to make. I'll have the rest of the projects tomorrow, so be sure to come back and check those out!

Designed by Paula Myers:

Designed by Janet Johnson:

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shoebox Swap Bitty Box

My upline and downline got together last night and did a Shoebox Swap. If you don't know what that is, it's where a group gets together to make different projects. Each person attending creates a project to share with the group and brings all of the supplies necessary to create that project, but everything needed must fit into a shoebox (or box of similar size). Then you set up different stations and move around to each station creating each of the projects that were brought! It's a lot of fun and you leave with great project ideas.

For my project, I opted for the Bitty Box which neatly holds 4 mini cards--a great gift for a friend.

The top of the box displays a small sampling of the "Flirtatious Specialty" DSP, which is what I used for my starting point and how I ended up with this color scheme. I will be sharing the other projects that I made in the days to follow. Come back tomorrow for more!

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