Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Awash with Flowers

The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneek peek from the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog that will come out in July. You can order this set now. This offer ends on April 30.

It is available in wood-mount (#117062) or clear-mount (#120549).

You can order online anytime at

Sweet Pea paper pack card

I made this card using a piece of paper from the Sweet Pea paper pack and a leaf from the Sweet Pea stitched felt from the Occasions mini catalog. Both products are sold out now but thought I would share anyway. It was such a simple card idea. I also used butterflies made with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die that is available in the Occasions mini catalog that ends on April 30.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ladies' Spring Tea

Some photos of the annual Ladies' Spring Tea at my church. How does this relate to stamping? Well, I made the party favors for the table I hosted. See them below.

The roses on my table. I just love pink and yellow roses.

I made the party favors for my table using the Big Shot die Flower Folds to create the flowers.
To add a bit of shimmer I spritzed them with Frost Shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol.
Love that stuff!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

April Stamp Camp Photos

Here are some photos of the projects we made at the April 17 Stamp Camp.

We made a 3-d flower with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch (#118073) and we placed it on matchboxes made with the Big Shot matchbox die (#114890). The "Friends" tea bag holder was made with the Sending Love Specialty paper (#117153) and the Vintage Vogue stamp set (#118598, clear or #117690, wood).

We also made fabric flowers that were cut out with the Big Shot Circles #2 die (#114526) and heated with heat tool (#100005) to curl up the edges of the synthetic fabric (lining fabrics work great for this) and Clear rhinestone brads (#113144) were used for the center.

The first card in the photo below is made with the Awash with Flowers stamp set (#117062, wood or #120549, clear) that is a sneak peak from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Idea book and catalog that will be out in July. You can purchase this stamp set this month or earn it through hosting a workshop. The colors I used on this card are chocolate chip, so saffron, and mellow moss. The print paper is from the Sweet Pea designer series paper pack (#117161) in the occasions mini catalog.
The "Mother's Day" card also uses paper from the Sweet Pea pack along with the sweet pea stiched felt (#117266). The background paper is Sahara Sand and the ribbon is Chocolate chip 5/8" satin (#117287).

The "bird card" is made with the Two-Step Bird punch (#117191),the Thoroughly Modern designer paper (#115673), button latte (#114333) and Kisses love notes (#118779). The colors are Sahara Sand, Burmuda Bay and Soft Suede.

The "birthday card" uses the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp (#113734, 20% off this month), Bride specialty paper (#115669), brayered with pretty in pink ink, the Big Shot Little leaves sizzlit die (#114511) and Top Note die (#113463) and micro beads (#104266). The colors are Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, and Whisper white.
We also made the "Tulip Card" shown in an earlier post promoting the Stamp Camp.

It was a fun day of crafting and visiting and eating! I had planned to take photos during the day but that never happened :(

Many of the items we used were from the Occasions mini catalog. You can order these items until April 30 only, so if there is something you are interested in don't wait too long.

Give me a call at 983-9236 or order online 24/7 at

Monday, April 12, 2010

Two-Step into Spring

The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. Until April 30 you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set - or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!

117062 Awash with Flowers (set of 18, wood) $39.95

120549 Awash with Flowers (set of 18, clear) $27.95

Plus, until April 30, get 20% off a selection of Two-Step Stampin' sets from the current catalog:

113824 Greenhouse Garden

113734 Fifth Avenue Floral

111578 Flower Fancy

113258 Trendy Trees

If you are interested in earning the Awash with Flowers stamp set through hosting a workshop please call 983-9236
or email me at

Thanks- DeAnn

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Quilt Inspired Card

I love this quilt that I made and felt inspired to create a card using similar colors. For the card I used Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze (its coming back in July!). I used the Impressions folder Perfect Polka Dots (#117335) to emboss the Close to Cocoa paper and then inked my brayer in craft white and rolled over it to add color to the dots. The daisy is made with the Daisies #2 Big Shot die with very vanilla paper and a corduroy button brad for the center.

Sneak Peek

A sneak peek of something we will be making in the Spring Stamp Camp on Saturday, April 17. See earlier post for details or call me at 983-9236. I have 3 seats left if you would like to sign up. Please let me know by Monday, April 12.

I will teach you how to make a 3-d rose with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch. We will be putting that sweet little rose on top of a box made with the Big Shot matchbox die and fill it with some chocolates!

Two-Step Bird Punch

I have been playing with the two-step bird punch and lovin' it.

The card on the left I punched the bird out in black for a silhouette look. I brayered on glossy cardstock in So Saffron, More Mustard, and Really Rust for a sunset look and then stamped in black the grass from the Inspired by Nature stamp set. This card was inspired by Michelle Zindorf who does the most amazing work with a brayer.

The little 3x3 card in the middle was done using the negative of the punch as a stencil.

The card on the right I punched out the bird body in So Saffron, the wings and branch in Close to Cocoa and the leaves in Old Olive. I sponged the edges of the pieces in their corresponding ink colors and used stampin' dimensionals to layer the bird body and wings. The background paper is from the designer series paper Shades of Spring in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

The Two-Step Bird Punch (#117191) is available through April 30 from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Elegant Trio Stencil Class

In this class I will be showing you how to use the Elegant Trio stencils from the Stampin' Up! Definitely Decorative line. You will create 3 lovely cards to take home and impress your friends! I have been having lots of fun with these stencils and look forward to showing them to you.

This class is on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m.
in my Stampin' Studio
Seating is limited so sign up soon.
Cost is $5.00 (all supplies included)

RSVP and class fee due by Thursday, April 22

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings

Thought I would share this message from the Abundant Hope stamp set in the Occasions mini catalog with you on this Easter Sunday! Love this stamp set.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spring Stamp Camp April 17

Spring Stamp Camp on Saturday, April 17, starting at 10:00 a.m.

In this Class we will make several projects (cards and 3-D items) with a spring time theme including the tulip card as seen above.

Join me in my Stampin' Studio for a fun day of stamping and creating.

Cost is $20.00 (includes lunch)

Seating is limited so sign up soon.

RSVP and class fee must be sumitted by April 12