Friday, October 30, 2009

"Boo" Banner

It may say Boo but no boos for this banner! Its so colorful, sparkly, and accented with that gorgeous Black Striped ribbon that it'll be a winner for all that see! This was inspired by my dear friend, Ruth Bingle. But of course, changed up a bit for my Stamp Club members.

One of the fun things about this project was using a technique which is a take off the heat emboss and resist technique. The Bride Designer Paper has a shiny scroll print which will resist the ink that is applied to it much like an image that is embossed. Using the brayer, we rolled Basic Black ink onto the paper. Then with a tissue, wiped the excess ink off the scroll print and voila! It changes the whole look.

The center accents on each block is card stock cut to 1-1/2" x 12". Scored every 1/2" and folded like a fan. The ends are adhered to each other and layered onto the scalloped square block. (The trick is to flatten out the circle from the center out. Once you get the hang of doing one, it becomes much easier. Don't be afraid to squish it down flat.)

The scallop square block and letters were cut out using my favorite die-cutting machine the Big Shot. Spray a little adhesive over the letter or use the glue pen and sprinkle dazzling diamonds.

Last but not least, adhere the gorgeous ribbon and hang for decoration!

{Project Details}
Stamp: (Believe it or stamps used!)

Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink Pad

Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock; Old Olive Patterns and Bride Designer Series Paper.

Accessories: The Big Shot, Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Chipboard, Brayer, and Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

Halloween Card Swap

My downline and a couple of Stampin' Up! Fanatics (our loving customers and friends) have started to gather for card swaps and shoebox swaps. The following are samples from our Halloween Swap. Please note that some of the products are retired products and may no longer be available for purchase.

Elisa White:

Leti Marquez:

Nikki Molina:

Yvonne Norman:

My swap: 

Thursday, October 29, 2009



Trick or Treat, Scary and Sweet . . .

     a verse in our wonderful Grateful Greetings stamp set but also the perfect intro for today's entry. As I prepare my children's costumes to go trick or treating, I made a few treats for their school mates and wanted to share with you. (This matchbook treat was inspired by Becky Robert's.) I didn't want to put too much on it because they are going to children and most likely, the first thing they'll do is rip it right open to get to the candy. still has to be CUTE!

  1. Cut basic black card stock to 2-3/4" x 8-1/2". 
  2. Score along the long side (8-1/2") at 1", 5", and 5-1/4".
  3. Fold at the score lines.
  4. Fold the 1" tab up and staple into place. (This will be the flap where you'll tuck the top cover into.)
  5. Cut Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper to 2" x 2-3/4"
  6. Layer onto the top of the front flap and close.
  7. Cut Whisper White card stock to 3/4" x 2-3/4". 
  8. Using Old Olive Classic Ink, stamp the verse onto the Whisper White card stock and layer over the bottom front flap, covering the staple.
  9. Punch a scallop circle of Elegant Eggplant. 
  10. Punch a 1-3/4" circle of Old Olive.
  11. Using Basic Black classic ink, stamp the "boo" ghost image onto Whisper White card stock and punch out using the 1-1/4" circle.
  12. Layer the ghost using stampin' dimensionals onto the Old Olive circle, then onto the Elegant Eggplant scallop circle.
  13. Cut a small strip of Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, fold in half to make a "V", and tape to back of Elegant Eggplant scallop circle. Trim edges.
  14. Adhere the entire piece onto the matchbook with stampin' dimensional. 
*Don't forget the candy!*

{Project Details}
Stamp: Little Boo (115558) and Grateful Greetings (116511)

Ink: Basic Black and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads

Paper: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Whisper White Card Stock; Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, and 1-1/4" Circle Punches; Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stapler & Staples.

Hope your holiday is filled with ghostly fun! ENJOY!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week

Okay. I'm REALLY behind. But I just wanted to make sure you were well aware of the week of the deal for this week. And pray that I get back to regular posts! I really feel bad for my faithful readers. But I'll make it up to you all somehow...

So if you've wanted this or think you'll ever need it, here's the deal of the week:

Week 4 Deals of the Week

Special Price
Princess Party Kit
Pirate Party Kit

Happy Shopping!

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Deal of the Week

Hi all!
I'm sorry I've been absent on this blog. I'm still adjusting to life here in Southern California. I've been trying to coordinate fundraisers for my children's school, which has taken the bulk of my time, and I've been trying to live a healthier life with more exercising! Who knew being a mom could be so tiring and so busy!

I've got a lot of pictures to download and share with you. So expect those in the next few days! I've got some great Holiday projects to share and a few more MOJO sketches.

In the meantime, don't forget to check the deal of the week section on my blog or my Stampin' UP! site (look under promotions). This week's special:

The second deals of the week are from October 12, 10 AM (MT) through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT).

Regular Price
Special Price
Perfect Setting Bigz XL die
Flower Burst Embosslits die
Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deal of the Week: A Trio of Punches

Throughout October, get all-new Deals of the Week—with select products up to 50% off! See below for this week’s Deals of the Week:

Regular Price
Sale Price
October 1, midnight (MT) through October 12 (9:50 AM)
Trio Flower punch
5-Petal Flower punch
My Way punch

Visit my Online Store today to take advantage of these great offers!

NOTE: During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.
Customer Weekly Deal Announcements:
  • Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 PM (MT)
  • Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 9:00 AM (PT)
  • Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 9:00 AM (PT)
  • Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 9:00 AM (PT)
Stop on by and take a look for each week's deal of the week!

My Digital Studio

Sorry Friends for not keeping up with my blog posts. Things are bit crazy around here but I'll continue with the Mojo sketch challenges along with some swaps I've participated in and samples from a Mommy and Me Build a Bear Workshop. But for now, I wanted to let you know about a wonderful, fun product available to you TODAY: My Digital Studio. Not only is it a digital scrapbooking software, you can create greeting cards, calendars, and much more. Take a look at this video for more information.

My Digital Studio Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up! is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $185, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains

  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals®
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive® 
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)


Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. Contact me today to get started!