Friday, June 3, 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One, Two, FREE!

We have all heard the old rhyme: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage!".  Well Stampin' Up! has a new take on it which stampers and papercrafters will love: "First buy stamps, then buy paper, then get free buttons for some extra flavor!" 

That's right..during the Filled With Love promotion, from Dec. 17, 2010 thru 1-24-2011, Stampin' Up! customers get FREE Bitty Buttons with the purchase of the Filled With Love set and a exclusuve package of Designer Series paper-the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack.

This perfect trio of SU products will provide endless possibilities for your Valentine card making and decorationg.          

All About Stamps

On January 3rd you will able to order from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  So as you are making up your New Year's Stampin' Up! list I have a video for you to watch.

I have had stampers ask me the difference between wood mount (noted W) and clear mount (noted C).  When I first started with Stampin' Up! there was only wood mount.  So when the clear was introduced I had to try them to let my stampers know my opinion.

Here is a great video produced by SU which not only explains the differences but how to make cards.
Now you ask me if I am a complete convert.  Let's just say my stamping friends that my clear collection is growing.  I am not a straight stamper so being able to see where I am placing my words & phrases is nice.

Which do you prefer? Take my poll and let's see which wins:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Help the Give Camping Children Next Year at Victory Junction A New Stuffed Animal

No stamping this time.  Victory Junction Gang Camp was founded by Kyle & Patti Petty in honor of the son, Adam, who whose killed at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2001.  The camp is in Randleman NC & it is for chronically/terminally ill children to come in the Spring/Summer for a week of camping fun free of charge to the family.  When they arrive there is a stuffed animaI on every bed and they take that home with them at the end of the week.  So you can imagine how many stuffed animaIs they go through in a year!!!! I am also an Independent AVON Sale Representative and working on a Gift in Kind project to purchase where you can donate $21.78 for  the purchase of one of these cute stuffed Willie the White Tiger with your name on it as the donor.  I know times are hard; but, lets remember the children this holiday so they will have a good camp next year.  If you would like to donate please enail me & I will be glad to tell you how.  That is all yo have to do, no delivery, I will do the rest. 
Thanks, Lynette      

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Deck the Halls Gift Card Holder


Want something a little different to put those Christmas gift cards in?  Here is a cute little holder that they will love just as much as the card!!! First let me say that I have used the SU's new Designer Papers (Autumn Spice and Deck the Halls) and I am not a big fan of the new paper--to me it just does not cut as smooth nor seems as heavy as the old.  Looking at the picture it has a distressed look to it.  If you would like the instructions to this or any of my projects or need to order supplies, please contact me.  Happy stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette       

Christmas Hot Choclate Pac Holder

For some of us the cold nights have already visited us and may have already had some hot chocolate.  Today is beautiful and warm so not thinking of any hot drink.  You may remember this design from earlier in the year.  This time I incorporated it for Christmas and put a hot chocolate pac inside (it could be coffee or tea bags).  This would make a perfect small gift for an elderly person.  If you would like the instructions on making this or any of my other projects or just need supplies, please contact me via the email.  Happy stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette  

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Christmas Bells

As you can see I love this stamp set. It is called Bells and Boughs in the Holiday Mini.  The Designer paper Deck the Halls is also amazing.  I used the ScallopTrim Border Punch (118402) and then added the 2 way glue pen to the scallops then sprinkled it with gold glitter from the Fine Galaxy Glitter Pack (114286).  The cardstock used is Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, and Always Artichoke.  Attahced a small bow from the 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbn (119959).
I hope you enjoy this little card.  If you would like more information on making this project or need to order supplies, please contact me.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette   

French Foliage

To be honest I did not like this stamp set in the 2010/2011 Idea Book; but after seeing so many cards made with it, it grew on me.  Actually I cased this from my upline. Here I used the stamp set French Foliage and paired it with the Day of Gratitude set for the sentiment and the Finial Press Embossing folder.  The colors used for cardstock and ink are: Peach Parfait, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Vary Vanilla, and Early Espresso.
If you would like more information on making this project or need to order supplies, please contact me.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette      

Christmas Collage


Here is another Christmas inspirational boost.  Much of this year's style is vintage: warm, cozy, gentle, and inviting.  This charming card is just waiting to be sent to a lucky someone on your Christmas card list.
Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
STAMPS: Christmas Collage (121279), Bells and Boughs (W 120831)(C 121142) 
CARDSTOCK: Always Artichoke (105119), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Natural Ivory (101849)-TIP: this is better than Very Vanilla when using a Blender Pen; the fibers don't break down as quickly which results in rough, raggy cardstock
INK: Always Artichoke (105219), Cherry Cobbler (119669), VersaMark (102283)
Accessories: Embossing Buddy (103083), Gold Stampin' Emboss Poweder (109129), Heat Tool (100005), Blender Pen (102845), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (121000)
If you would like to make this project and want the details or need to order supplies, please contact me.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette           

Dasher

Can you believe that Christmas is just around the corner?  That means time to make the cards!!  I love Christmas Cards-just ask my husband.
Dasher was a huge success last Christmas so what would this year be without him to wish your family and friends a very Merry Christmas. Dasher sells for $8 and is a simple; but, pretty stamp.  Use him once (like here) for a simple card or multiple times for that perfect background.
Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamp Sets:  Dasher (116816), Bells and Boughs-I love this set it is so vintage (for sentiment) (W 120831)(C 121142)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482), Brushed Gold (102935)
Ink: Real Red Classic (103133) VersaMark (102283)
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder (109129), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (100005), Real Red 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117286), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Petals-a-Plenty Texture Embossing Folder-I used the Finial Press Folder (115963), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439)
If you'd like to make this project and would like to have the details/measurements or need some supplies, please feel free to contact me.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette          

Fall Country Morning

Doesn't looking at these flowers give you a feeling of the last blast of fall before the frost?  I don't usually do fall cards, but this year there have been so many nice ones.  This was made using the retired set Country Morning.  All products are Stampin' Up! unless noted:
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, and Autumn Spice DSP
Classic Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, & Bashful Blue
Misc Accessories: Aqua Painter, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals. 
If you would like information on how to make this project or need to order supplies, please contact me.
I hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin' unitl we stamp together again, Lynette

Patch Work Pumpkin

I found this cute card in one of my magazines it was a little harder than I thought what with cutting out the pumpkin patches and then pieces together.  All of the products used are Stampin' Up!.  The cardstock used was Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Autumn Spice DSP from the Holiday Mini.  The pumpkin and ribbon (Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain) are scraps and the leaf is from the French Foliage set stamped with Old Olive Classic ink, cut out, adhered with a brad.  Actually it looks better than I thought!! 
If you would like information on how to make this project or need to order supplies, please contact me.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette          

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vintage Cards

 These are 2 cards using the same design and colors but for 2 different occasions.

This first I made for my sister-in-law's b'day party tomorrow.  Running the Blushing Bride layer through the Big Shot using the Manhattan embossing folder punched the left edge with the Scallop Edge punch.  I then dragged the Whisper White Craft ink pad so the flower would be accentuated--make sure this is dry before going onto the next step.  The sentiment (Decorative Labels) is stamped onto Sahara Sand cardstock using Perfect Plum ink. Punched with the Oval Scallop punch, sponged the edges with Perfect Plum ink and added a little paper knot of the Perfect Plum cardstock using a Mini Glue Dot-a mini Basic Pearl sits a top the knot.  The finishing touches include some Victorian trim.  The inside stamp is Sweet Birthday stamped in Perfect Plum ink on Sahara Sand.  I tore the right edge and again sponged the edges.  I spritzed the entire card with some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to give it a glimmery look. 


 This card I have decided to make for my Christmas cards (I better get started now!).  I ran the Blushing Bride layer through the Big Shot using the new Northern Flurry embossing folder, the sentiment is Bells and Boughs set punched with the new Decrorative Label punch.  Add a few random Basic Pearls in the center of the snowflakes.  All of these items are in the New Holiday Mini.   I hope you like and Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cottage Wall Desk Set

 Ok I made this little set for myself.  I just love the retired Cottage Wall DSP.  I wanted something to hold a pad and business cards.  I also used Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Front of pad holder is using both sides of a piece of the Cottage Wall.  The business cardholder is a cassette tape holder (remember them?) picked it up at Goodwill for 50 cents-threw the tape away-turned backwards. The ribbon is Whisper White satin.  Buttons had on hand.  Again no stamping was used.  Hope you enjoy.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette