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           


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           

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tall Tales Baby Card

My nephew and his wife just had a baby boy so of course I had to make the card!!!  And it had to say little boy!! I had this piece of Tall Tales DSP that was cut just about perfect and the ribbon is also scraps (as you see save your scraps).  Using the new colors to coordinate I think it turned out pretty good.  The card recipe is: Cardstock- Early Expresson, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, and Tall Tales DSP, Classic Ink-Cajun Craze and Brilliant Blue (retired), Stamp Sets-Warm Words (retired), Whimiscal Words, and Picture This, Neutral Brads, Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon and Brilliant Blue 1/4" Grograin Ribbon (both retired), and last the Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch.  I hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin' until we stamp again.  All products used are Stampin' UP!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Virginia Tech Ensemble

Hokie fans this is for you!!!!  Using SU's Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy cardstock made these cute little assignment and memo books.  The VT paper I had on hand.  The assignment folder is the same concept as the Christmas Planner below.  The small memo book is a small hard bound composition book  covered.  Make great gifts for your college student to keep their important things close by.  NO STAMPING WAS USED!!!  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette      

Christmas Notepad Holder

This would make the perfect teacher or gift for anyone on your list.  No stamping required!!  We were to have made this at our Saturday meeting but I had to leave before so our hostess was kind enough to guive me the pieces to make it.  I am going to try to guess at the SU supplies used.  Bashful Blue, Real Red, and Candy Cane DSP (Holiday Mini) cardstock.  The snowflakes are Northern Frost (Holiday Mini--picture in catalog does not do them justice).  The buttons are some both her and I had.  She typed the words out on her printer onto the cardstock.  Red dots are made from Glitz (not sure of spelled right).  The inside holds a 5x8 legal pad with the inside cover having a pocket to hold those important Christmas recipes. For the complete instructions see michellewooderson.blogspot.com.  Once you make several they are easy to do.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette               

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Witch's Brew

Getting in the Halloween mood?  If your kids (or you) are having a Halloween party and need party favors here is one that will make all the other mothers think you spent a spook full of money on.  We did this Saturday at our SU group meeting.  Take can (this is a 16 oz) spray it any colour (use Krylon) and let dry.  If you are going to  put in food, please use a baggie to be on the safe side with the paint.

The SU supplies used:
Wicked Fun DSP #117400
WicKed Cool Stamp Set #120600
Rhinestone Brads Pg 187
Crop-A-Dile #108362

Cut all pieces the same length.  The main can wrap wide enough to cover your can then attach using 2-sided tape.  Second wrap about 2" wide attach with 2-sided tape (I found that works better than sticky strip or snail) what looks like the back of can line.  To make the flower, cut strip about 1 1/2" wide  used the Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882 and punch the whole length.  Go back and cut just between the scallops and then fold like a fan.  Attach end to end on the side that you don't want to show making a circle.  Flip over and close up as tight as you can get it using a glue gun put a dollop in the center to hold (mini glue dots won't hold) shut attach to can. Stamp your image on Whipser White CS, sponge edges with Classic Black Ink, using the Decorative Label Punch #12097 (Holiday Mini), colour in if want to and attach to flower.  Handle is attached  by centering on can and punching out with your Crop-A-Dile and the rhinestone brads.  You can make these for any occasion.  Hope you enjoy.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette 

Water Bottle Treat Holder

Summer is almost over so for one last fling I made water bottle treat holder (CASED it from Dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com to see the how to video). 

Here are the SU supplies used:
Full Heart Punch #119883
BoHo Blossom Punch #119858
2-Step XL Bird Punch #117191
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854
1 1/4" Circle Punch #119861
Newsprint DSP #117166 (Holiday Mini)
Early Expresso CS #119686-cut 4" X 11"
Soft Suede CS #115318
Clearlits Scallop Rectangle #118872
Sponge #101610
Early Expresso Classic Ink #119670
Silver Brads #104336
Dimensionals #104430
Sticky Strip #104294
I then stuck in a package of Crystal Light Lemonade.  This would be a great gift for a runner.  I hope you enjoy and happy stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette  


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tart and Tangy

OK, can you believe that Summer is almost over?  School starts back here in about two weeks!!!!!  So for one last blast of summer (before Christmas cards are made) here is a card that makes you think just laying baack in the hammockand a big glass of iced cold lemonade.  My upline made this using retired cardstock so I revamped with current SU colors.  It is a beginner as far as skill level but using some of the techniques and punches takes a little more time.  My beginning stampers made it in our stamp club.  I used my Big Shot for the first time. Here is the card receipe:
Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy, Warm Words (retired)
Punches: 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Large Oval, Small Oval
Folder: Square Lattice (in the Summer Mini)
Colors: Daffodil Deloght, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Silver Brads, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Big Shot
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Salem Fair 2nd Place Ribbon

First try entering a card in the fair.  I entered the Tropical card and won 2nd place!!!!    

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Because I Care Hydrangea

I loved this card.  The colors where for Stampin' 411 (So Saffron, Old Olive, and Certainly Celery) couple of weeks ago and this was the sample card.  Start with the base layer So Saffron cardstock.  Certainly Celery layer is stamped all over with the hydrangea image from the Level 1 Hostess Set in SU's new 2010/2011 Idea book-which you can earn-called "Because I Care" using Versamark ink (first time I have used Versamark).  Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder (again a first time use), shake off the excess and heat until melted.  Sponge the edges with Certainly Celery Ink.  Focal image uses the same hydrangea inked with Old Olive (be sure to clean the Versamark off ) and stamped onto Certainly Celery cardstock.  Using a cotton swab and Old Olive ink add some touches of color around edges.  Then mat twice with Basic Black and Old Olive cardstocks.  On the bottom added 3/4" strip of Old Olive cardstock, stamped the border image along bottom edge, also from "Because I Care" stamp set, using SU's Whisper White Craft ink, added a thin strip of black ribbon which I had to give it a more vintage look.  The sentiment to is from the "Because I Care" stamp set inked with Basic Black ink and stamped on So Saffron cardstock.  Punched with the Large Oval punch and sponged edges with So Saffron ink.  Then tied black bow in corner.  I hope you enjoy! Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette 
All products are Stampin' Up! unless noted.                

Monday, July 5, 2010

Update Your Stampin' Up! With Color Renovation Color Kits!!!

Retrofit your existing SU products with the new color kits! With all the excitement of SU's color renovation, you might be wondering what the best way is to update your existing SU products.  Wonder no more! With the new color kits, you can get all of SU's new colors (and just the colors you need) without the expense of replacing products you already have.  Just click on the sidebar that says Color Retrofit to see the list or email me at: hiddenforeststamping@gmail.com to order or with nay questions.

Stampin' Sisters In Christ #46 Challenge 2nd

I was in a masculine mood.  This is my second entry in SSIC where they want blue used.  Very simple to make.  Using SU Basic Black, whisper White, and Brillaint Blue (Retired) CS, stamped the motorcycle from the Summer Mini.  Then I used SU Watercolor Pencils, blue on the bike, black on the tires & seat, and gray on the spokes  and engine trying to give it a chrome effect.
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette         

Stampin' Sisters In Christ #46 Challenge 1st

Happy 4th of July weekend, a little late.  The challenge for SSIC this week is to use blue somewhere.  This month at church I am doing the T.E.A.M. Kids doing morning worship & I needed something to give to them afterwards. Sinjce yesterday was the 4th, I bought pacakges of lifesavers rolled in SU Brillaint Blue (retired), using the Red, White, and Blue jumbo roller with Night of Navy ink cartridge over Whisper White and then tied with Real Red Grosgrain ribbon.  The top is Real Red CS just cut at intervals.  
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette          

Friday, June 11, 2010

All That Blooms-Tuesday Taggers

This weeks challenge for Tuesday Taggers is flowers.  I just received the new Sneak Peek package from Stampin' Up! and it had in it one of the new hostess stamp set, Because I Care.  It is a lovely set.  I needed a birthday card so using that along with Birthday Bliss set.  The cardstock is Pixie Pink, Brushed Silver, and Pretty in Pink.  Along with Basic Black and Pixie Pink inks and SU Watercolors for the hydrangea flower effect.  I hope you enjoy.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

FREE Promotional 3-Day Shipping Upgrade!

Stampin' Up! is constantly  evaluating their service to you the hostess. With this focus, I am excited to announce an opportunity to earn a 3-day shipping option as a FREE upgrade!

From June 1st through September 30th, all workshop orders that equal $425 or more will receive a free upgrade to UPS 3-Day shipping.  As it is a free upgrade, you will still need to pay the basic shipping charge on your order.  

So get out there and stamp out those orders!!!  Happy stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Here It Is..The Last Chance List

Are you excited???? I know I am! Its time to retire products from the catalog!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Chance List for 2010

Happy Memorial Day Stampers,

The Last Chance List will be posted here tomorrow, June 1, 2010.

Last chance items are all goodies that sorrowfully did NOT make it to the new 2010-2011 catalog.

Once they are gone they will no longer be available.

The Accessory Last Chance List will be while supplies last.

Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Pansy Candle Favors

Wedding season is here and if you need an expensive favor, bridal shower door prize, or table setting this little candle is for you.  I bought  them at Dollar Tree.  Used the Island Oasis DSP cut 12" L x 1 1/2" W for the wrap.  Punched Butterfly Punch so each would have 2, spritzed them down, applied ink refill (I tried to dry with a hair dryer and I actually had butterflies flying across my kitchen!!) and then rolled with a wooden skewer that you find in the grocery store .  I decided you should let them dry overnight before punching hole through to add brad as they are quite fragile (like the flower itself).  Then using a black marker draw pansy vein look, add brad to both pansy and wrap.  Attach wrap with double sided tape.  And Voila you have a nice favor that all will like and looks like you spent a fortune on it.  I hope you enjoy and Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Think Popsicle Time

It's the unofficial start to Summer.  So what better way to relax on a hot July day then with a Popsicle.   This design was in the latest Cardmaker Magazine and simple to make.  All you need is a corner rounder, cardstock, ribbon, scallop punch, and popsocle sticks.
The first one used SU Close to Cocoa and Whisper White Cardstock.  Use the Scallop Punch in corner like you have taken a bite.  I added my own little flare by adding the WW in that corner to make it look like vanilla ice cream inside.  Chocolate Chip Ink to stamp on the Birthday Bliss sentiments.   Attached to front the sentiment with Vanilla Hodgepodge. Added ribbon and then spritzed with the new Vanilla Smooch, also in the Summer Mini to give them a frosty, just out of the freezer look  .

The second made to look like my favorite popsicle, Dreamsicle.  Only difference used the new Tropical Party Stamp and Island Oasis DSP found in the Summer Mini.  Apricot Appeal CS and More Mustard Ink.

      So set back and enjoy!  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thinking About Becoming An SU Demostrator? Now Is The Time With This $99 Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Potential recruits could get some of our new products in June and be prepared to hit the ground running in July? Now you can with our special Mini Starter Kit!

From June 1-30, your customers and hostesses can become demonstrators for just $99 when they purchase a special $99 Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pansy Candle Jar Wrap--#2 Flutter By Wednesdays #110

My creative juices were at work.  Again getting ready for Saturday.  I ran across this jar candle and wanted to take it with me but you know us SU people,of course, I had to decorate it!!!  Using a scrap of Pretty in Pink cardstock I stamped with Pretty in Pink and Pixie Pink the Dream du Jour Stamp Set butterflies and colored in with SU's watercolor pencils.  The pansies were made using the The Butterfly Punch, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Ink Refills with a brad in the center.  Aren't they cute? You can see this how to video on DOstamping.typepad.com. 
I hope you enjoy.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Flutter By Wednesday #110

The challenge this week is flowers and butterflies.  I am doing a Spring Carnival this Saturday at William Byrd Middle School from noon til 4:00 so if you are in that area please stop in.  I needed something to put my door prize pens and business cards.  I always try to go in the local Goodwill store to see what they have, I have found a lot of stuff to use for storage of my SU supplies, Ifound this cute little wooden holder for 70 cents.  I thought I will go home and embellish it a little with some SU!!  Of course.  Using scraps, KEEP YOUR SCRAPS THEY ARE VALUABLE. Using Cottage Wall DSP which has both flowers and butterflies, I traced the front of the shelves and adhered with double sided tape (I couldn't get anything else to stick), the butterflys are the Butterfly Embosslit, and scraps from are the Scallop Oval and the Large Oval punches I hope you enjoy.

Happy Stampin" until we stamp together again, Lynette          

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Holiday and Occasions Mini Catalogs-Your Missed Item Might Still Be Available

With all the new mini catalogs in addtion to our BIG Idea Book I know it can get a little confusing (even for me) as to which catalog has the stamp set you wanted to order, which are still available, and which have been retired.  I have posted a sidebar on which you can click to see what has been carried over from both the Holiday and Occasions Minis.  I hope this helps you. 

FYI..the retiring colors are going fast! Take a quick paper/ink inventory and if you need to restock remember I am just a mouse click away.  You can see what colors are being retired on my sidebar.    

Another newsbreak, on June 1st the retiring stamp set list will be coming out and I will post it here for you.         

You can email yor order at hiddenforeststamping@gmail.com or place your order yourself online with the BIG book and then shop now at the top of the page. If you have any questions, email me and I will do my best to answer them for you.    

Monday, May 10, 2010

It's 5 O'clock Somewhere

Make it a hurricane..you can tell I love Alan Jackson!!! OK, I cased this from Gretchen Barron's blog.  This is using the Tropical Party Stamp Set, the Island Oasis Designer Paper in the new Summer Mini Catalog, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Tempting Turquoise cardstock and Classic Ink.  The saying on the circles are punched from 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" and  stamped with the Think Happy Thoughts Stamp Set.  So Saffron Grosgrain Striped ribbon and linen thread finish it off.  It looks harder than it was to make.  

Layer 1- 5 1/2" x 8 1/2 " folded in half
Layer 2- 4" x 5 1/4"
Layer 3- 2" x 4" attach with adhesive and put ribbon around the seam
Layer 4- 2 1/4" x 2 1/2" attach with Stampin' Dimensionals
Layer 5- 2" x 2 1/4" add bow and tag
Layer 6- Inside 4" x 5 1/2" stamp corner

 So party hardy but be responsible and don't drink and drive. Happy Stampin' until we stamp together again, Lynette

A Freshman's Card

This is so cool!!  I did a workshop several weeks ago and the hostess had never stamped before.  She and her mother had previously attended one at my church, ordered the Country Living Stamp Set that was in the Occasions Mini and got hooked...it is addicting.  She booked a workshop where she had a good turn out and got a booking.  The next week I went to the mailbox where I found this cute little thank you card she had made.  The paper is from the Country Living and the stamp she used is the Country Morning hostess set I had given to her as a Hostess gift.  The watercolor pencils are Crayola from Michaels (and she apologized for that) and not having a punch she cut the edges by hand.  I was so proud.  It shows that you don't have to be creative and that anyone can do this.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Monday, April 19, 2010


I love vintage card and paper and this card fits.  The wonderful Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week wants a flower somewhere on it and is based on the scripture of Isaiah 40:8.  This card is on page 27 of the Occasions Mini (just a reminder  which by the way ends the 30th) in Shelli's Collection.  I hope you enjoy this card.  Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hummingbird with Watercolors-Stampin' 411 #146 & Stampin' 411 Color #118

I am not to pleased with this card.  It is working for 2 challenges: the sketch is Stampin' 411 & the color scheme Stampin' 411 Color Inspiration.  These are colors that I am not really fond of and  never used before, especially not together, so this challenge made me challenge myself as well.   Using More Mustard as the base (I also used my new Big Shot-practice run), 2nd and 4th layers are Creamy Carmel was punched with the Scallop Trim Border, 3rd layer is Garden Green, and 5th is Ruby Red.  Using SU's Spring Song Stamp Set then coloring in with SU's Watercolor Pencils that I just received and then going over the stamped image with a small wet artist brush, let dry and then assemble.  The ribbon is SU's Whisper White Taffeta.  I hope this looks better to you then to me.   Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette                   

Thursday, April 8, 2010

From The Heart

OK, I cheated a little here on this card-but it is so springy!! It is from  SU's Simply Sent Card Selection page 170-#115704 $42.95 in the BIG Idea Book.  For all you people out there who says they are not crafty this set is for you; this is the way to get started.  It comes with everything you need to make 8 cards, the stamp set, Aqua Brush (which gives a watercolor effect), 3 Stampin' Spots Inks (Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, and Chocolate Chip), 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin'  Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and Very Vanilla 4 1/4"x4 1/4" envelopes.  All cardstock is prefolded and precut for you.  Very easy to follow instructions are enclosed.  The kit will make 10 cards in 2 different designs.  
I hope this little card set will get you started..have fun with it..
Happy Stampin' until we stamp again, Lynette

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Stampin' Up! just announced some exciting news.  IT'S COLOR RENOVATION!!! 5 new colors will be introduced (that's right 5) and in doing so I am sad to say 10 of our favorites will be retired. But they are bringing back some favorites from the past.  And they are revamping the color collections!!

5 NEW COLORS ARE: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Crase, and Early Espresso

10 RETURNING COLORS ARE: Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Red Riding Hood, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, and Wild Wasabi

RETIRING COLORS ARE: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulence, Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, Almost Amyethst,  Bordering Blue, Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue, Brillaint Blue, Taken with Teal, Glorious Green, Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Green Galore, Gable Green, Barely Banana, Yoyo Yellow, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Only Orange, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, and Going Gray

If you like any of these retiring colors stock up now as they will be gone soon!

These awesome new colors will be available to everyone with the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book comes out in July...BUT if you are a demostrator you get to order them early!!!!  Not a demostrator contact me about joining my team!!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Flutter By Time #103

This week Flutter by Wednesday wants colors of blue, green, and white with butterfly.  I made this cute little post it note card Monday night at our SU demo group meeting.  The colors are Taken with Teal, Certain Celery and Whisper White.  Used the Scallop Circle and Scallop Trim Border Punches.  Whisper White 1/4 Grosgrain ribbon and the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set.  This not only cute to give as a gift but to leave on your desk at work.
I hope you enjoy, & happy stamping until we stamp again, Lynette