Thursday, March 27, 2014

Getting Organized for the New Stampin Up Year!

As I am getting more and more excited for the premier for the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up Catalog on April 28th, I find myself wanting to get a little more organized. I am setting new goals and making lots of notes to myself to help me remember to get things done, I have little sticky notes and pieces of paper everywhere.
I was sitting at my desk looking at the mess and then I started looking around on Pinterest, which I do a little too much and get distracted from my task at hand, but today I found The City Crafters Challenge and decided I needed a cute Notebook for all my notes to go in one place. My Up-lines group is the BZB Stampers.
Supplies Used:
CS: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet; Ink: Pool Party
Stamp Set: Starburst Saying
Accessories: Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die & Starburst Framelits

Happy Stampin

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sale-A Bration Projects! Get These Items FREE Before They Are Gone

Happy Wednesday! The week is half over and I am ready for the kids to go back to school :)

Today I wanted to share a few projects using some items from the Sale-A Bration Catalog since we have less than a week until it ends. Sale-A-Bration is my favorite time of year,  and this year is no exception. Have you ever looked through the catalog and just wanted everything? or  not sure what to get? Well Stampin' UP has solved that and created amazing bundles to choose from to create some amazing projects with everything you need. They made it super simple. Here are a few treats I made and played along with Stampin' UP Only Challenges
Supplies Used: 
CS: Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe & Whisper White
Ink: Pistachio Pudding; DSP: Sweet Sorbet; Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings
Accessories: 1 3/4", 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch & Starburst Framelits

Supplies Used:
Twisty Treats Kit
Stamp Set: Chalk Talk; Ink: Tangerine Tango
Happy Stampin! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Yummy Birthday Treats

Happy Tuesday! I don't not have any cards to show today, however we celebrated our adopted daughters birthday today. Miss Daisi turned 17 today! I made mini apple pies for her as she is not a big cake eater just like me :) 

Here is a picture of Daisi and my daughter have some good laughs around the fire! It is sure nice to have a fire pit at home! 

I will be back tomorrow with some great cards and a Scallop tag box! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin 

Happy Birthday Challenges

I have made it through Monday of my kids spring break, having 3 teenagers in the house all day means we have NO food left and I just went shopping...... It will be a long week.

I am getting ready for April birthdays already, I am proud of myself, I have been doing really well getting all my cards in the mail on time. As I sat in my office thinking of what to create I knew I wanted to use some Sale-A-Bration items since this is the last week to take advantage of the amazing items the the Banner Punch and the stamp set See Ya later. I used the sketch from MOJO Monday, which is always a go to place for great ideas and The Card Concept.
Supplies Used:
CS: Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit & Very Vanilla
Ink: Bermuda Bay; DSP: Birthday Basics; Stamp Set: See Ya later
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Banner Punch

Thanks for Stoppin By:

Monday, March 24, 2014

You Can Never Have Too Many Thank You's

I always find my self needing a thank you card, weather it be for a random act of kindness or wanting to thank someone for a job well done, most important a thank you to a customer. Stampin' UP has so many sets for just what I need.

Today's card was created using the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary. I was not sure what I would do for the 3  lines on the card, I tried the washi tape that match the Gingham Garden paper but did not like the way it looked so I went with the Line Thread and I think it added just enough to make it look right.
Supplies Used: 
CS: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo & Whisper White
DSP: Gingham Garden. Stamp Set: Yippee Skippee! 
Accessories: Ovals Framelits & Linen Thread

Sunday, March 23, 2014

FREE Online Stampin' Up! Class is All Wrapped Up

What a Great way yo create something amazing for one low price!

Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! 

Stampin' Up! is will be offering a LIVE streaming online class on March 26th using the All Wrapped Up Bundle along with the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper.  

Order your bundle today and be ready to stamp along on Wednesday, March 26th, at three different times:

5:30 pm (MT)
7:30 pm (MT)
11:00 pm (MT)
Just tune into Stampin' Up!'s You Tube channel to join in the fun on March 26th -

If you want to join in the fun -

 choose your Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper for FREE

(Sale-a-Bration Pick!)

and tune in on March 26th!


Have you been think of joining the Stampin' UP Family??? Now is the time, they have an amazing event planned for all their demonstrators.

Introducing an all-new event brought to you by Stampin' Up!: the 2014 Catalog Premiere!

Be the first to see the 2014-2015 annual catalog . . . just as if you were at a star-studded Hollywood movie premiere! You'll get a sneak peak at upcoming new releases (AKA pre-sale products) AND--what would a premiere party be without a bit of SWAG (sealed with a gift)? No one will go home from this party empty-handed!

And here's more exciting news: unlike Hollywood premieres, you won't have to be in Hollywood to see it first! Why? Because the 2014 Catalog Premiere will be simulcast to a theater near you at the following locations!

Introducing an all-new event brought to you by Stampin' Up!: the 2014 Catalog Premiere!

Be the first to see the 2014-2015 annual catalog . . . just as if you were at a star-studded Hollywood movie premiere! You'll get a sneak peak at upcoming new releases (AKA pre-sale products) AND--what would a premiere party be without a bit of SWAG (sealed with a gift)? No one will go home from this party empty-handed!

And here's more exciting news: unlike Hollywood premieres, you won't have to be in Hollywood to see it first! Why? Because the 2014 Catalog Premiere will be simulcast to a theater near you at the following locations!

Watch the video as they announce all the locations HERE

Ever dreamed of walking the red carpet? Well, now you can! Come on out and join us for the LIVE* premiere in LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA!
Wherever you attend, the 2014 Catalog Premiere is sure to be an event you'll always remember. Click here for all theatre locations and addresses.

REGISTRATION opens Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM (MT).

Monday, April 28, 2014

4:00 PM (PT)/ 7:00 PM (ET)
* The broadcast will last approximately 2-1/2 hours.
** The live event in Long Beach will last approximately 4 hours.

This is a real-time event. It will begin at the same time (regardless of time zone). We will not have any time delay for the broadcast.
The broadcast will last approximately 2-1/2 hours.
We will not have an intermission.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the event.
Please do not arrive at theaters more than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled event start-time.
Remember: no outside food or drink is permitted.
Concession stands will be open.
Attendees at all locations will receive a copy of the 2014-2015 annual catalog. Celebrando will also be available onsite (upon request).
There is no guest registration for this event.
Other than registered attendees, only infants-in-arms are allowed.
You must be present to receive all materials, gifts, handouts, and promotional items.
This event does not qualify as a Title Benefit free event.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Vacationing AWAY!

I just wanted to make sure you were all having a great weekend, I am as I sit on the beach enjoying my husband. 

I did want to show you this super cute card I made last week at our Monthly Demo Meeting. It is a Buckle Card, who would of thought??? I did not! 

Super  Cute Right!!!
Enjoy Your Saturday & thanks for Stoppin By

Friday, March 21, 2014

Retro Fresh to Start the Weekend!

What a perfect card fro Friday! Hooray for Today! I am ready for the weekend, of to the beach with my wonderful husband for a little R & R before racing season officially gets underway!

Today card I created using a sketch from Retro Fresh Sketches. I knew right away I wanted to use the Retro Fresh Designer Paper with the Geometrical stamp set. This is what I came up with.
Supplies Used: 
CS: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana & Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango; Stamp Set: Geometrical  
Accessories: Chevron Boarder Punch 

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image?

 Maybe one of your customers has a special family logo or a sketch she'd like to have as a stamp. Well now she can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.

When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!

You can Watch the Video on how to HERE or check out the Kit HERE 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Your The Best!

I am not one to create a card and not use any embossing of designer paper to create depth, however I say the sketch from Nacho Average Challenge and wanted to do something a little different. I have not played much with the Just Sayin' stamp set and knew this was the perfect chance. I really like the bubbles in this set! I also used the color challenge from The Color Throwdown, I have not used Perfect Plum in a very long time so it was a great way to dust it off. This is a very quick and simple card.
Supplies Used: 
CS: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point; Stamp Set: Just Sayin' 
Accessories: Word Bubbles Framelits 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Congratulations For Colour Q & Freshly Made

I have been so busy this week with the family and getting ready for drag racing season i have neglected my office and being able to create. I finally got to my desk this evening to make a few congratulations cards for a few friends and deserve a little something in the mail from me. I was inspired by the Colour Q challenge because the colors just stood out to me. I did have to switch out a few as they were retired and I wanted to make sure to use current product so I could also use these in my next class.  I also used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches to come up with this card. You will also notice I used the new Burlap Ribbon on this one, I was note sure I liked this ribbon but it is growing on me. I had a customer ask about using it on a card so I made sure too for her.

I also created this card using the same colors and just changed the sketch a bit without using the ribbon for those that did not want to. 
Supplies Used:
CS: Island Indigo, Calyspo Coral, Old Olive, Smoky Slate & Whisper White
Ink: Island Indigo; Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners 

Thanks for stoppin By: 
Happy Stampin

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Swaps for Monday's Meeting

I am made it through the 5K Shamrock Run this morning!! It felt wonderful and my daughter and her friend join me along with all my co-workers.

I am crafting at home now before I head off to get my hair done so today is turning out to be a wonderful day, Yah ME.

I made these card for our Demonstrator meeting tomorrow for swaps. I go the idea from Too Cool Stamping and knew I had to make them.
Supplies Used: 
CS: Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Whisper White DSP: Fresh Prints Paper Pack
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Real Red & Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants 
Accessories: Big Shot, Banner Framelits

NEW Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamps!

Stampin' Up! has just released two adorable photopolymer sets that are completely different!  The Sweetie Pie stamp set has 12 cute face images and the matching Sweetie Pie Frames set has delightful accessories that coordinate!  I love the picture frame and the mirror—how fun!  Each set is just $13.95.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Color & Sketch Challenge for Someone Special

I am up a little late tonight considering I will be participating in the Shamrock Run in the morning but I wanted to craft! I create a card for Seize the Sketch & Create with Connie & Mary, this one a a little bit of a challenge because of the black. I should use it more so for this card I wanted to make sure I showed more black than just a border. I went on a search and found the Quatrefancy Specialty Paper and knew that was the perfect fit. Looking at the card now I should of put a pearl on the butterfly's.
Supplies Used: 
CS: Strawberry Slush, Black, Old Olive & Whisper White. DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty 
Ink: Strawberry Slush & Old Olive

Completely customize this stamp with your info. Use it for letters, labeling, gifts, thank-you notes—whatever you want!  Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):

Address stamp
Thank you
From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
From the kitchen of
Made with love
This book belongs to
From the desk of
Just married
Save the date
Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

Or you can check out the Stampin' UP blog for more ideas

Friday, March 14, 2014

Manly Birthday for Paper Players & Paper Crew

Its Friday, Its Friday! YAH YAH YAH!

Can you tell I am a little excited about the weekend!!! I will be volunteering Saturday for the Shamrock Run and on Sunday will be participating. I am super excited. I will be doing the walk with my daughter in the morning and then we are off to get our hair cut! Mommy-Daughter day!

Today's card is a quick birthday card that is more of the manly style. No frills or flowers, I did use a little ribbon. I got the color inspiration from The Paper Players Color Challenge and the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew


The Details:

New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at by March 31, 2014, will receive a FREE set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

The Fine Print:

This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
Customers must sign up at Be sure to select HOLLY CARLIN as your demonstrator.
The markers will be sent with the subscriber's Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required. Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates (through March 31) will get a FREE set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Welcome Baby for Freshly Made Sketches & SUO

My boss asked me to make her a card for a friend that just had a little girl, I was excited as that is what I love to do is create. I went looking for inspiration and found SUO Challenges and loved the colors. Now I just needed a sketch..... Freshly Made Sketches always has great ones so I combine the two and went to work. This card is also another clean & simple card so I think I will add it to my beginners class also.
Supplies Used: CS: Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White; Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Stamp Sets: Baby Prints & Petite Pairs 
The button is Retired :) 

Sale-A-Bration is going on until the end of the month. Would you like FREE Product?? 
Find out how HERE