Saturday, August 17, 2013

Stampin' UP! Thankful projects

I feel like I haven't blogged for a while.....but I'm back now.

This weekend has been so fun because of several reasons: I got to see and share time with my long-time friend, Barbara, and we got to do some crafting together. She also hosted this month's stamp club/workshop at my place, which was super duper fun! I believe all the ladies had a great time together (including myself)!

It's hard to believe that the holidays are coming soon but we must start to think ahead for the gift-giving season.

Barbara and I created the design of this card and are very happy with the turnout. What do you think?
 My tips:
  • don't have the sentiment you want? no problem. I used My Digital Studio to create the sentiment on the front of this card in the colors I wanted. L.O.V.E. IT!
  • Use the circle thinlit to trim your designer paper to fit around the edges of the card.
  • use the rock n' roll technique plus an extra touch of color with the tangerine tango marker to create the multi-color leaf.
  • cut the burlap ribbon in half then remove the fibers to create the knot on the stem of the leaf.
  •  use a quickie glue pen (not SU!) to give the leaf a little bling-effect.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: very vanilla, soft sky
  • designer paper: sweater weather*
  • inks: chocolate chip, tangerine tango, crushed curry, soft sky marker (for the pearls) 
  • stamp set: magnificent maple*
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, corner rounder
  • thinlits: circle flip card, label (comes with the circle flip card thinlit set)
  • ribbon: 1 1/4" burlap ribbon*
  • embellishments: pearls
  • gold glitter*
  • My Digital Studio
  • Quickie glue pen by Sakura (not SU!; purchased at a scrapbooking event)
  • sponge daubers
* denotes items from the 2013 Holiday Catalog 

A matching "Thankful" jar was the perfect pair to the flip card we created. This jar was designed with the idea that you can place it at the center of your dinner table and every once in a while think and write down the things that you are thankful for. Place those little notes in the jar then read them again at the end of the year. I look forward to getting it started in my home as well!

This jar came together super fast because most of it was already pre-cut, thanks to the tablescape kit in the Holiday Catalog!
You can make at least 10 jars that would serve as thoughtful gifts.

My Tips:
  • all you really need to put everything together are glue dots for this project (gotta love those things!).

Supplies Used:
  • Thankful tablescape simply created kit*
  • pint-size canning jar (I got mine from Wal-Mart) 
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, modern label
  • secret garden framelits 
  • My Digital Studio (for the sentiment)
  • bronze button (retired)
* denotes items from the 2013 Holiday Catalog 

I'm very thankful for the ladies that make it possible for me to create every month, I couldn't do it without them! 

Thank you for stopping by! I want to hear your feedback on these or other projects. Don't be shy to drop me a line by making a comment below!

Until next time! 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stampin' UP! August Promotions

August is here and is going full speed ahead!

I'm super super super excited to introduce to you this month's promotions and products!

First up, is the 2013 Holiday Catalog, filled with many super duper fun products! Click the image below to view the catalog or you may request a copy from your local demonstrator.

Request your FREE Holiday catalog from me at


Next, are the label and circle thinlit card dies. OH MY GOODNESS!!! 

circle thinlits

label thinlits

These thinlits go with the following stamp sets:

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them
  Watch all the super fun projects you can create in the video below:

To order your thinlits, go to my Online Store by clicking on the image to the left.


Best of 25 years - Halloween stamp set is this month's stamp set. Get yours at my Online Store.

View the flyer on the link to the right of this page.

Have a wonderful start to August. Until next time!!!