Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sneak Peek #3

Here is the 3rd card in my series of 4 cards using our new Four Frames Stamp Set cased from the promo add.  Avail. April 1st.  Here is the tutorial on how to use our color spritzer.  I used it to spritz the white flowers oh so delicately :)
Stamp Set: Four Frames (Available 4.1.11)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler ink pad and marker
Paper: Marina Mist, River Rock, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Petals Paisley DSP (available 4.1.11)
Tools: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, scallop trim border punch, decorative label punch, boho blossoms punch, color spritzer tool, 
Accessories: rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Four Frames #2

Here is the second card from SU!'s special promotion set, "Four Frames", which will be available starting Friday April 1st with a minimum $20 order.  Here is the video tutorial on how to mat this punch.  I cased this card from Lee Conrey.
Stamp Set: Four Frames (available April 1st)
Paper: Whisper White, Petals Paisley DSP (Avail. April 1st)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink and Old Olive Markers
Tools: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, decorative label punch
Ribbon: 5/8" white satin
Accessories: dimensionals, glue dots, snail adhesive

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Four Frames #1 and quick tuesday tutorial

Good Morning.  Here is the first card in my series of 4 cards made with our new promo set, Four Frames, available April 1st!  I cased this card from Nelia Harper. Here is my video tutorial on how to mat this punch.
Stamp Set: Four Frames (available 4.1.11)
Paper: Petals Paisley DSP(available 4.1.11), always artichoke, chocolate chip, baja breeze, old olive
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Always Artichoke Seam binding ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, 3.5" circle die from ocassions mini, bird punch, butterfly punch, flower from punch pack, decorative lable punch, white gel pen, mat pack, paper piercing tool, window punch
Accessories: not quite navy brads, pearls

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to resize the window punch.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mojo Monday 183

Good Morning.  Here's today's Mojo Monday if you'd like to play!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

Happy Sunday!

Don't freak out, but you only have til Thursday to take advantage of Stampin' UP!'s biggest promotion of the year, Sale-A-Bration.  For every $50 you spend, you will get to choose a free stamp set from our Sale-A-Bration mini catalog.  You can view all your options on the right toolbar.  If you have received a SAB set over the last few months, I'd love for you to send me a picture of what you have made or just leave me a comment about which ones you have and what you have done with them!!

Here are a few samples of what I have done with them.  You will remember this one from my week of "bliss".
Bliss #123217
Ornate Blossom #123916
Here is a card I have made, but I will only share a sneak peek b/c this will be a blog post in 2 weeks :)
Itty Bitty Bits #123922
The other ones I am excited to have are these.
Tooth Fairy #123862
My son is 5 and hasn't lost any teeth yet.  I know when he does, I will be so excited to leave a note from the Tooth Fairy with her seal on it :)

And last of all, Wellness Wishes.  Just a small get well set is always good to have on hand.  There is always someone who needs well wishes :)
As is always with SU!, when one promo ends, another fabulous one begins.  Starting April 1st, when you purchase $20 of product, you will be eligible to purchase a sneak peek product from our 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  It is called Four Frames and fits perfectly with our decorative label punch.  Also, they have released a B E A Utiful new DSP(designer series paper) called Petals Paisley.  Over the next 4 days, I'll be showing you a card made with each of these 4 stamps.  Because it's not the 1st yet, I'm not even allowed to share with you the image of these stamps.  But...Friday I can.
Decorative Label Punch

So, hang tight and enjoy Four Frames!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Share

Here are some more samples from Stampin' Connection that I think are incredible uses of the sweet treat cup!!  Can I order some for you now?

Shannon Eberhardt:

Susan Grant

Jo Dee Geer

Jackie Topa
I'm so excited to show you the new promotion next week!!
See ya then!
Inky Hugs!
Beth :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Treats Baby Rattle

So, you need an awesome baby card or shower invitation?  Here ya go!  The tick tacks make a fun, rattle sound.  Almost too hard for even an adult not to shake :)  No trap door or stamp-a-majig on this one.  Quite quick to make.
Stamp Set: Family Phrases, Something Sweet
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain
Tools: Ticket corner punch, 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" circle scallop punch, paper snips
Accessories: glue dots

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sweet Treat, but no spinning

Here is a card I made long before I learned about trap doors and spinning doors.  The recipient would have to rip the card open to get the candy from this one.'s still awesome and wouldn't take as long as the spinning dial card. 
Stamp Set: Something Sweet
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Tools: 1-3/4" circle punch, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch, stamp-a-majig, 
Accessories: dimensionals, M&Ms

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spinning Wednesday WOW

Here is another card made with our sweet treat cups.  This one is actually made with our sweet heart treat cups.  It coordinates with our sweetheart stamp set and our heart punch.  Refer back to Sunday's post to see pictures of the all the products I'm using this week.  Also, see yesterday's Tuesday Tutorial to see how to make this spinning sweet treat card.
Stamp Set: Sweetheart, Something Sweet
Paper: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Tools: Large Heart Punch, Stamp-a-majig, medium oval punch, scallop oval punch, circle cutting tool, mat pack, paper piercing tool
Accessories: sweet heart treat cup, M&Ms, bold brights glimmer brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Take a Spin" with my Tuesday Tutorial!

Happy Tuesday!!  This week I will be focusing on our sweet treat cups and coordinating stamp sets.  They are sure to please any youngster and I especially love the 3D interactive aspect of them.  Just don't get caught in the trap I do.   "One M&M for the card, one for me....repeat :)"  This card is a spinner.  The dial rotates around to release the candy.  It's so great!  It will not fit in a standard envelope, but it will fit in our sweet treat cup envelopes.  They are padded and easy to mail with a little extra postage.

I loved making this for my 5 year old.  He actually requested this card...wonder why? :)  Here's one more using Sweet Centers instead.

Stamp Sets: Something Sweet, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: real red, wild wasabi, pacific point, choc. chip, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, basic black marker
Tools: mat pack, paper piercing tool, 1-3/4" circle punch, stamp-a-majig, (circle cutter of choice), medium oval punch, scallop oval punch, small circle punch from punch pack, ruler
Accessories: brads, dimensionals, sweet treat cup, M&Ms :)

Here's today's video on how to make this card.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mojo Monday 183 plus a Surprise Video Tutorial

Here is my Mojo Monday attempt.  I just don't have the time to make the really involved ones these days.  This is something that anyone could do so I hope you'll try it.  Also, I learned a cool technique from Mary Fish that I wanted to share with.  Learning new techniques using our punches is soooo fun!!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum DSP (retired)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon: Marina Mist 5/8" satin 
Tools: Scallop Trim border punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, decorative label punch, word window punch, big shot, perfect polka dot embossing folder, mat pack, paper piercing tool
Accessories: sweet treat cup, M&Ms, dimensionals

Mojo Monday

I dare you to try this Mojo with a Sweet Treat Cup!!!  I'll see what I can come up with today :)
Inky Hugs to you all!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's going to be a "Sweet" week!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm excited to be showing you some of our interactive cards this week using our sweet treat cups and coordinating stamp sets.  I'll also be showing you a great video on how to make the spin dial for the cup cards.  Here are the products we will focus on this week.  C) means clear stamp.  W) means wood stamp :)
Sweet Treat Cups pg 170 $2.95/12 cups

Sweet Heart Cups pg. 170  $2.95/12 cups

Something Sweet pg 58.   W) $27.95 C) $19.95

Sweet Centers Pg 59 W) 29.95
Sweetheart pg. 58 C) $15.95 W) $ 21.95

Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes pg 170  $2.95/ 3 envelopes (extra postage required)
1-3/4" circle punch pg 202 $16.95

 Don't forget:  You have less than 2 weeks to get your orders in to earn free Sale-A-Bration sets and/or join Southern Inkerbelles at a discount and free add on package!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Share: Some of my favorites from Stampin' Connection

Here are some of my favorites using the Ornate Blossom Stamp that my fellow demonstrators have made!!!  
I am so lucky to have access to this site and the community of Stampin' Up! demonstrators!!
Angela McKay
Mitzi Gilooly
Did you know you could stamp on candles?  
I'll see if I can grab a candle this weekend and do a tutorial for  you next week :)
So Cool!!  Michele Reynolds

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ornate Blossoms Again

Here is my last card using our Ornate Blossoms Stamp Set cased from Wendy Weixler.

Stamp Set: Ornate Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, basic black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Ribbon: 5/8" Organza Ribbon Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz plates (used on top white...hard to see), Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, small oval punch, medium oval punch, modern label punch, Photo corner punch, 
Accessories: dimensionals, pearls

Don't forget.  You can get this stamp for free with a $50 order only good through the end of the month!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More Ornate Blossoms

Here is another quick card using our Ornate Blossoms Stamp cased from Angela McKay.  You can see my video tutorial on how to do scrunchy ribbon here.

Stamp Set:  Ornate Blossoms
Paper: Black, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Ribbon: 5/8" black satin (scrunched)

Card Tips:
  • Stamp Ornate Blossoms Stamp in black on white piece.  
  • Stamp it again in daffodil on another piece.  
  • Cut around the yellow flower and put on top the black one with a dimensional
Sorry no St. Patrick's card today....just didn't think about it in time...Hope you don't get pinched today!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ornate Blossoms Wed WOW!

I think this card is pretty cool cased from Claudia Perry.  There are so many things going on here. Click here to see the tutorial on how to layer punches that only come in one size.

Stamp Set: Ornate Blossoms, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, white craft
Tools: Big Shot, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, paper snips, 2-1/5" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, modern label punch
Accessories: dimensionals, pearls

Card Tips:
  • The ornate blossom is stamped in Pear Pizzazz first and then stamped with Baja Breeze on another scrap.  
  • Cut around baja and put onto pear image with dimensional.
  • Cut espresso scallop circle in half horizontally and and spread up and down to peek out over the circle
  • Use dauber to put white craft ink around scallops
PS...Happy Birthday to my little man, 
turning 5 today!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday Technique Color Spritzer Tool & Reinking Markers

Stamp Set: Ornate Blossoms, Well Scripted
Paper: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Ribbon: 1/8" espresso ribbon
Tools: ticket corner punch, color spritzer, daubers

This is one of the cards we will be doing Saturday at my stamp camp cased from Claudia Perry.  Our Ornate Blossoms set is a Sale-a-bration set this year and my guess is that means it won't be in the next catalog coming out in July.  Just my guess.  So, if you like it....get it quick!  There is just 1 stamp in the set for $9.95 and it only comes in wood.  Here is a quick video on how to use our color spritzer.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mojo Monday 182

Ok, so I mentioned a new product that will be released to the public starting April 1st.  I have preordered it and am thrilled to give you a little sneak peek of what's to come.  I'm doing this through my Mojo Monday this week.  I wanted to do my Mojo with this week's product in mind, Ornate Blossoms.   But...It just didn't work with this new paper and I HAD to use it right away!  Here are 2 prints from our new Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP...when you see me mention that :)  Do you just love it??  There are several colors that coordinate with this paper.  River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Tango Tangerine, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Old Olive.  Some of my favorites!  I can't wait to show you the new stamp set and the rest of the patterns from this DSP...You'll just have to wait til next week :)

Stamp Set: Bring on the Cake (mini catty)
Paper: Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Ribbon: Early Espresso 5/8" satin ribbon (should have used CChip, but didn't have it)
Tools: Scallop Trim border punch and coordinating corner punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, heat tool
Accessories: dimensionals, clear embossing powder, glue dots

I also wanted to share what my room looks like after I have finished a mojo project.
I hope you enjoy my week of Ornate Blossoms and I can't wait to see those of you who have signed up to come to the class this Saturday!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Blog Award!!

I am super excited to share my first blog award with you!  What an honor!

Thank you to Laura Leuenberger for sending me this award!  Please visit her blog here.

I'm supposed to share 8 things about myself.

1.  I live in Rocket City, Huntsville, AL!
2.  I have a 5 year old son and a 1 year old daughter.
3.  I grew up in Atlanta and my family is still there.
4.  I joined SU! when my husband and I lived in Seattle.
5.  I'm doing Weight Watchers right now and I had to say no to cake at my son's bday party :(  But...I've lost 13 lbs!  Baby weight is now gone!
6.  T-ball season just started and it's my favorite time of the year.  I love being at the ballpark.
7.  I started this blog so I would be able to teach my mom new things since she's in Atlanta
8.  I am obsessed with rubber stamping and this blog!!  Can you tell I'm a SAHM?  (stay at home mom :)

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday Summary

Good Morning!

I hope you enjoyed our Build-a-Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petals Punch.  I know it's become one of my favorites!

I do want to remind you that the 31st is the last day to earn Sale-A-Bration sets.  So, get your orders together and send 'em my way :)

I have a camp in my home this weekend highlighting our Ornate Blossoms Set.  This is a set you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.  I'll be focusing on this stamp this week just in case you are wondering which set you will choose.  Here is the stamp and I will be sharing the cards we will be making throughout the week.  If you are in Madison, I'd love to have you!  (or MS, Jennifer :)
Get excited about a new promotion starting April 1st.  I was able to preorder my set and will share those pictures with you soon to get you drooling!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday Share

Here are some beautiful cards that are quicker than the others I showed you this week if you need a card in a hurry.  These are all the original pictures from the artists.  I have not made these.  Enjoy!  Today is the card making class at 2inviteU in Madison at 2. I would love to have you!
Amy Downing
Jackie Topa
Donna Fleming
Desirée Spenst

Dawn Block

Amy O'Neill
Here are a few more ways to use the Blossom Petals Punch made by Marika.