Framelit Folder

The new Sizzix Framelits are so neat!  We created this card using 3 of the largest Framelits.  The largest one is just shy of a normal sized card, so they fit in the envelope really well.  It was really fun to keep the card hinged by not cutting that side of the card.  Cool, cool!

Stamp Sets:
Apothecary Art
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink and Paper:
Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Very Vanilla cardstock
Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Always Artichoke Stampin' Pads

Big Shot
Framelits - Labels Collection
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder
Modern Label Punch
Blender Pens
Melon Mambo 5/8" Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon
Antique Brads

Unexpected Email

I received the COOLEST email this morning.  At first though, I almost deleted it because it wasn't from someone I knew... But fate interfered and instead of deleting it, it opened up on accident.  So, since it was already open, I read through it and it just made my day!  I am SO glad it didn't get deleted!

This is what it said:


I wanted to thank you for your beautiful stamped card that you made for the troops.  I am the recipient of one and was happy to have your email to thank you. I especially like cards and writing my loved ones back
home.  I stamp when I am at home too.  People like you brighten our days out here.  Thank you and those like you!

God Bless,

Risa C. Riepma, Maj, USAF, BSC
Nut Med Flight Commander
Craig Joint Theater Hospital
Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan


What an amazing way to start my day!  I'm so flattered that she took the time to let me know she received one of my cards!  This is the type of thing that inspires me to continue what I do!  Amazing!

Hearts in a line

Just two colors - but it's all VALENTINE'S!  :)

Stamp Set:
Outlined Occasions (2012 Sale-A-Bration)
I {Heart} Hearts

Ink & Paper:
Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Read Red Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Pad

White embossing powder and Heat Tool
Pinking Hearts Border punch
Glitter Paper
Heart Punch
Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Sale-A-Bration 2012!

It's here!  The most WONDERFUL time of the year!  It's time for Sale-A-Bration 2012!

Loads of Valentine's

You've heard me say it before, and it's just the same now as it was when I first got this set:  I LOVE LOADS OF LOVE!  It's the very first stamp set I purchased when I put in my first order with Jamie Albanese (my upline) and it's just a great today as it was about 6 years ago!  Not to mention this set has stood the test of time and made it through many catalogs!  I'll be sad when it retires someday in the future, but it will be a set I will NEVER let go of!  Here's just ANOTHER idea with this FABULOUS stamp set!

Stamp Set:
Loads of Love

Ink & Paper:
Garden Green, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock
Basic Gray, Garden Green and Pretty in Pink Stampin' Pads

Big Shot
Houndstooth Textured embossing folder
Linen Thread
Blender Pens

Vellum Tri-Fold Wedding Invitations

These are samples of a wedding invitation. She asked if I would be able to make something similar to what she found online. I won't show that post, but be assured that this top card is VERY similar to what I saw! :) I hope she likes them!

This card was made using the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set

This, too, was the I {Heart} Hearts set

This was the Elements of Style stamp set

This is how it looks opened up.
The ribbon is tied around a looped cardstock.. Just slide it
off the card and open the doors.  :)

All 3 samples side-by-side.
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Vintage Birthday

This is a new set from the 2011 Occasions Mini catalog.  The shapes you see are the NEW Framelit Dies - Labels Collection.  The Apothecary Art stamp set perfectly coordinates with this Framelit Die Label Collection.  They are so easy to use... They are super thin and just a frame, so you can line up the die over the stamped edge for perfection!

Stamp Set
Apothecary Art

Paper and Ink:
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Regal Rose and Very Vanilla cardstock
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Regal Rose Stampin' Pads

Big Shot
Framelit Dies - Labels Collection
Finial Press - Textured Embossing Folder
Sanding Blocks
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Get to Stampin'!

After working 7 days straight at work, I finally have a day off!  And just when I start thinking, oh my gosh I have so much to do on my day off, I realize, everything I have to do today is STAMPIN'!  I'm so happy now!  I LOVE stampin'!

On today's card agenda:

  • A wedding sampler for a friend of a co-worker;
  • A card (and cut supplies) for Stamp Camp this Saturday at Susie Reno's;
  • 3 cards (and cut supplies) for my stamp class on Jan 20th;
  • A card for my workshop on Jan 28th.
Stay tuned for a few peeks at what I'm up to...

2012 Occasions Mini

The 2012 Occasions Mini is here!


Take a look at the catalog online at my website:  

Floral Butterflies

This is a simple card.. Just a few colors and only ONE stamp set!  You know me!  I love to mix and match stamp sets!  That's just another reason why I love Stampin' Up!'s stamp sets - you can mix and match and they coordinate!  Love it!
Stamp Set:
Floral Fillers

Ink & Paper
Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze Stampin' Pads
Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze cardstock

Scallop Trim Border Punch
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Butterfly Punch
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