Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hearts and more Hearts

Good morning and thanks for stopping by. Today I want to share with you a card that we made in one of my stamp clubs last week. Look familiar to you?? It is a slight adaptation of a card that is found on page 143 of our catalog! This one was a little out of my comfort zone. I only have one of each of the punches used on this card. So I handled that by pre-punching several of the hearts and flowers for each person, and gave them scraps of designer paper to punch the rest for themselves. They picked it out, and they loved it. (So did I, once I got over the logistics of how to make one set of punches do! lol) I don't know why I wrack my brain so hard to think of samples for classes, when there are such good ones in our catalog! Happy stamping! Brenda

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shamrock Thank You

Thanks for stopping by today! "What? It isn't St. Patrick's Day!" And right you are, it isn't. However this is a card that I made for a friend who works for a production company that is producing Lottery commercials. She wanted a shamrock or a leprachaun. I didn't have the Gift Givers stamp set that has a leprachaun in it, so I took the "I Heart Hearts" set of stamps and made a shamrock! I used the scallop trim border punch to punch the corners on the white cardstock. Love that look! Happy Stamping! Brenda
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simply Sent Kit Samles

Here are the details to the promotion pictured at the top of my blog! These sets can not only be used as they come for a very pretty, simple card, but they can also be stepped up by adding a stamped image such as a small image such as one from "Button Buddies" and mounted on another small piece of colored Cardstock! Even with addons, you can make one of these cards in just a few minutes!

Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set from the list below! Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter or a busy stamper. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:
Page Item Description Price
192 122375 Simply Sent Great Day $12.95

193 122377 Simply Sent Everyday Elegance $11.95

193 122376 Simply Sent Sweet Moments $13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set from the list below:

Page Item Description Price

192 123682 It's Your Day $8.95

193 123686 Everyday Wishes $9.95

193 123684 You're Cherished $8.95

Today's post features cards made with one of the Simply Sent kits that are the featured October Stamping special. The bottom one was cased (with a couple of changes) from Mary Fish--who I think is one fantastic and creative lady! The one with the owl is also from the same kit. I made this one for a friend of mine who has an appointment with an oncologist on Tueday. She loves owls, thus the addition of an owl to this card. The card and the cardstock stickers with the words stamped on them are a part of the kit. (The words aren't stamped on the stickers when you get them, I did that to personalize them for the people that I am sending them to. You can add whatever you want on the stickers.) I just chose to step them up a bit with a few additions. I never would have thought of it on my own, if I hadn't been inspired by Mary Fish. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mr. Chicken

This was our newest Downline attendee! His owner was having a bad day, so instead of leaving him in the car, he got to come in and join us for the evening! He was so quiet and well behaved that you hardly knew he was there! lol Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with some Simply Sent samples! Brenda
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mobile Secretary

Good morning. Thank you for stopping by today. I want to share with you a project that we made at Downline meeting on Friday night last week. This was such a fun project! It uses our Clear Mount Stamping Cases, and our Designer Paper. This particular DSP is called Paisley Prints. I failed to get the pen in the picture, but it was a RSVP pen with a small piece of DSP to match the rest of the set. I am going to keep mine in the car, so that I can use the pockets to keep my receipts and the notepad to keep lists and to keep track of mileage.
We will be making these in a class on Tuesday, November 29th at noon and again at 6:30 p.m. We will use a variety of DSP, and the cost of the class is only $10.00 and all supplies are provided! These will make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Email me for more details if you are interested: Happy stamping! Brenda

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Simply Scored Dress Card

Good morning, and thank you for stopping by. Don't you love this card? It was created by one of my friends, Monta. The top of the dress is the Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslet die. the skirt is made using a partial "Lollie", which is made with the awesome SU Simply Scored tool. The little purse is made using the Tab punch! I am blessed with creative friends.
Have a great day. Brenda
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Monday, October 17, 2011


This is a wreath made by one of my downline, Bev Joplin, this week. She used the Spice Cake Designer Paper and the Spice Cake Designer Buttons that are featured in SU's Holiday Mini. The lollies are made using the SU Siimply Scored, mostly 1/2" size. It is such a cool tool - you can just whiz through the scoring with this tool! Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas Ornament

Good morning! This is one of the 3-D items that one of my downline brought for Show and Tell at our Downline meeting this weekend. Isn't it gorgeous? She used our new silver glitter paper for the big scalloped square. Then she used one of the shiny pieces of DSP and love the silver in the center of JOY! We had an awesome time at our downline meeting. I would love to have you join my team. Now is a great time, as when you sign up, you get a Free ($99.95 value) Big Shot, in addition to all the great items you get in the kit for $175.00! Send me an email if you are interested. Thanks for stopping by. Brenda

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Warmest of Wishes

Today's card is an adaptation of a card that we made this past weekend at Kathy Hamrick's downline meeting. We used Versa Mark and 3 colors of embossing powder to get the varigated look of the leaves--Wild Wasabi, Tango Tangerine, and Pumpkin Pie. I love the look. I added the Pumpkin Pie 1/8" ribbon bow at the bottom of the wreath, and also put the Embossed greeting in the center of the wreath. I love the new Snowflake embossing folder that makes the background on this card. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Stamping! Brenda
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gently Falling

This is a card made by one of my teammates, Rhonda McCutcheon for our meeting Saturday in Clarksburg. We had a great time stamping and swapping with other members of Jan Wakeland's WV downline! This card uses our Spice Cake designer paper, Gently Falling stamp set, and the Pennant Die, and our large scallop punch. The background More Mustand cardstock has been run through the Big Shot with the new snowfalke embossing folder. Did I mention that you can get the Big Shot FREE this month just for joining Stampin Up! Or if you already have the Big Shot, then you can get $100 in free merchandise!!! Email me for details if you would like to join my team ( Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping. Brenda

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Medallion Wreaths

Love, love, love our new Simply Scored tool. It makes scoring these medallions so easy! It is worth the investment! This is a close-up of a medallion gathered with our Baker's Twine. This particular one was used on a wreath. Holes were punched with the cropodile to make gathering easier! the strips of cardstock were first punched with the scalloped edge punch. Once the medallion is gathered, it can be covered with another medallion or another punched layer of some sort to hide bothe the hole and the twine. The top picture shows an alternative to making a wreath - a pot full of Medallion flowers! I love the new Spice Cake buttons! I have been working on medallions for a wreath today. Hopefully I can finish it tomorrow and post the picture on here. thanks for stoppping by! Happy stamping. Brena

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