Non Holiday Peaceful Wishes

Here is another version of the Out On a limb style card made with peaceful wishes. I will miss this set.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Peaceful Wishes, Spring Solitude, All Holidays
Paper: Close to cocoa, Pretty in Pink designer prints pack(hostess)
Ink: Close to cocoa
Accessories: white taffeta ribbon, circle punches, markers for the branches


Enjoy the moment

LatteBella and a Papertrey sentiment go so well together! She is colored with Prisma color pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

Stamps: LatteBella from Stamping Bella and Papertreyink
Paper: So saffron, designer paper is from DCWV glitter stack
Ink: basic black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, OMS, ticket corner punch, rectangle nestabilities


Stamper's 10 club

I have a few people on a wait list to start a new club.  If you are interested in joining one of my Stamper's 10 clubs, Email me for the details.  I have both local and long distance options. Thanks!

For a Dear Friend

I made this for the Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge on Wednesday.  Love this layout!!!  The card is 5.25 square and I used 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 inch square punches.  I had some scraps of this designer series prints paper in a bin and this was the result!  Absolutely beautiful in person!  I gave this card to a neighbor who had a good friend that was just diagnosed with breast cancer.  They were giving her a gift before her surgery and I thought this card was perfect.  Inside it said "If wishes could make you well, you would be better already" from curvy verses.

Stamps: All Holidays, curvy versus
Paper: Designer prints paper in celery, pink and bashful blue, celery, whisper white pretty in pink and bashful blue card stock.
Ink: celery
Accessories:1 1/4 and 1 3/8 inch square punches, 3 flower punch, brads


Happiness is...

Riding your bike in the summer!  and swimming too!!  This card was a result of a messed up a carousel note from another project.  What do you think of the "save" ?

Recipe: (all supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted)
Stamps: Always time for you, warm words
Paper: Chocolate Chip, soft sky, whisper white
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories:  carousel notes, chocolate chip twill ribbon, markers, blender pen and a copic marker for the shading.


Let's Brown bag It-Stampin Up Style

Simply Scrappin' Paper Bag Album Class
--Each paper bag has a "pocket page" that slips inside.
--There are also card stock pages in between each bag.
--The pages in between the bags and the front and back of each bag
are all decorated with the Simply Scrappin' kit.
--This album can hold more than 18 pictures of various sizes!

Class fee includes all the needed supplies and half of a Simply Scrappin' kit of your choice: 
--Crew Kids Girl (pink and green) shown in picture
--Crew Kids Boy (blue and orange)
        --Summer Days  (green, red & orange tropical)

This class is a pre-order.  RSVP with pre-payment is required by Saturday July 5th 
(This is so I can order supplies and have them shipped from SU in time for the class)

Please join me for a Scrappin Girls Night Out!! 

Thursday, July 17th from 7:30-10 pm 
at Jill's House

Class Fee: $20 
Stamper's 10 Club Member Class Fee: $15
Class by Mail: $24.75(includes shipping)
Registration & payment Deadline: Sat. July 5

If you can, please bring your paper trimmer to class!  

PS:  I have to thank to Sharon and Patty (SU demonstrators) for coming up with this great project! 


Elegance in Black and white

Here is my latest class....Elegance in Black and white

Please join me for a Stamping Girls Night Out!! 

Thursday, July 10th from 7:30-10 pm 
at Jill's House 

Class Fee: $18 
Stamper's 10 Club Member Class Fee: $13
Class by Mail: $22.75(includes shipping)

Registration Deadline: July 7

During this class, we'll make 6 different cards using only black and white.  
Simple & Elegant.

Email me if you would like to join in on the Stamping Fun


Birthday party Thank Yous

Here is the prototype. Of course it should match the invitations as see in THIS POST.
Then I woke up- I was not about to hand cut a bazillion pennants and then thread ribbon 8 more times. Don't get me wrong, these are way cute-- I was just out of "production" energy.

This is what the rest of the Thank yous ended up looking like:

They still match the whole set- just a little easier to produce! I skipped the silver cord for the balloons this time around (found on the gift bags HERE) I found a sliver gel pen in my tool bin and hand doodled them!

All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted:

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy, Lots of Thoughts (yes I am putting those SAB sets to good use LOL)
Paper: Creative License Simply Scrappin' Kit, whisper white
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: silver gel pen, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch square punches, non-SU decorative scissors


Out on a Limb- Stampin Up Style

Well who ever at Stampin' Up! decided to retire Peaceful Wishes should have their head examined! I hope there is a new amazing set to replace this one! I am not sure why I did not see this "limb" idea before this card considering I am always checking out the competition and all the cute stuff in their card galleries!! maybe because this set is stored with my holiday stamps! I held a retirement contest and one of the winners is getting 4 cards made by me with my favorite retiring sets. Well here is one of the 4 card she will be getting. The contest totally made me break out of the box for this card and use it in a non-holiday way.
This is certainly celery--even though it appears brighter on the picture.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Unless noted
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes (get yours now while you still can! email me if you want to place an order) and Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Close to cocoa, certainly celery, spring fling designer paper (polka dot)
Ink: close to cocoa
Accessories: paper piercer and the mat pack, celery & cocoa markers, sakura glitter pen


Big Bold Birthday Workshop card

Here is the 2nd card we made at my workshop last week. This card was a favorite of the guests. The 3rd card was the fathers Day card in THIS POST. the one with the East Coast Prep paper.
All Supplies are Stampin Up!
Stamps: Big bold Birthday, Celebrate Everything
Paper: Close to cocoa, So saffron, whisper white, So saffron designer prints paper
Ink: Close to cocoa, So saffron
Accessories: wide grosgrain ribbon, slot punch, dazzling diamonds, glue pen

Lovely Labels Workshop card

I am kinda sad to see this cute set on moving to the dormant list with the new catalog. You can still order it with the next catalog, it just won't be pictured. I have been having lots of fun with it and it make really cute quick cards. I had a workshop last weekend and this was one of the cards the ladies made. We made 3 card projects!
All Supplies are Stampin Up!
Stamps: Lovely Labels, Absolutely Fabulous, polka dot background
Paper: Pretty in Pink, celery, Spring fling designer paper
Ink: celery
Accessories: scallop punch, circle punch, corner rounder, gel pen, celery ribbon


Stampin' Up! has introduced a new product line called Decor Elements

I'm excited to announce that Stampin' Up! has introduced a new product line called "Decor Elements." It's a new line of self-adhesive vinyl wall decorations made with Stampin' Up! artwork. You can personalize your home with these vinyl decorations to create a customized living area. These decorations are easy to apply and easy to remove. You can begin placing orders for these on July 1st.

If you would like me to mail you a brochure, please EMAIL me and I'll get one in the mail to you as soon as my order arrives from Stampin' Up!

I have seen the brochure and its FABULOUS! I can email you a copy of this brochure, but I cannot post it live here, per Stampin' Up! Demo Manual policy.

Have a great day! I look forward to hearing from you! JILL


Baby Thank You cards

I made these back in April and realized I never shared them. A friend ordered them for a shower gift. They were a big hit! Lots of these onesie cards are out there. the original design came from Lauren Meader. All supplies are Stampin up unless noted.

Stamps: Eventful (retired Hostess), simply sent for the tag
Paper: white stampers select(papertreyink.com)
Ink: Black
Accessories: Markers, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, scallop punch, designer print paper pack (level one hostess), brads.



The 2008 Stampin' Up! Retired List is Here
It's time to say goodbye to some old favorites while Stampin' Up! makes room in our new catalog for hundreds of new stamps and accessories.  Even though they are some of our favorites, many of the older sets will retire. If you've been holding off on getting those stamp sets on your wish list, now is your last chance to purchase them before they are gone forever.

here to learn more about the 2008 Retired Stamp Sets, and make sure you have a chance to get these beautiful stamp sets before it is too late! These sets are only available until August 10th! Take advantage of this last-minute opportunity to purchase retiring sets on your wish list.

Call or email me today to place your order!

View the Retired List
Retired Stamps List (Alphabetical)
Retired Stamps List (Numerical)


Wish Big Birthday

I mailed this card to Patty Bennett for her birthday. I thought she would like a little non-SU treat in her mail box. Hope you liked it Patty!

Stamps: Cupcakabella, sentiment from papertreyink
Paper: Plum and eggplant card stock, DCVW glitter paper
Ink: basic black
Accessories: pretties kit, eggplant ribbon, prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits


New Picture of ME!

I updated my Profile picture.  Check it out...

Sunflower notes

These are cute little Sunflower note cards (3x3).  The big flower on the tote is cased from Lauren Meader.  She made them from the cutting the circle nestabilities and layering the different sizes.  Her bag was a plain giant flower.  I changed mine and mounted it on a cute tote made from Chocolate chip card stock.  The notes have the Stampin' Up scallop punch cut into coordinating flowers.  the flower centers are 3/4 inch circle that are embossed randomly with the crop-a-dile.  The leaves are crimped and hand cut.

The tote is 1/2 sheet of card stock scored on 1 inch on the 2 short sides and at 3.5 and 5 on the long side.  snip the short score lines and fold to make the box.

All supplies are Stampin' Up unless noted
Stamps: All Holidays for the sentiment, big bold birthday for the flower on the envelope.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, old olive
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Circle nestabilities, SU scallop punch, circle punch, paper crimper, crop-a-dile, chocolate twill ribbon


Double Pocket bag and Cards

This was a technique challenge on SCS last week.  You can find the tutorial HERE.  This is such a cute gift idea and I have also seen people put 2 standard cards in each side that match.  Mine are 3x3 with Envelopes.  I think I may give this to one of the teachers with a gift card tucked inside.  Every one's last day is tomorrow and I am running out of gift making time!
All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Lovely Labels
Paper: Bashful blue, old olive, summer picnic
Ink: bashful blue
Accessories:  Die cut blooms, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, scallop punch, white 1/4 grosgrain and old olive wide grosgrain, rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit


a very late color challenge

These were for the Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip color challenge ( CC168) on Splitcoaststampers last week.  I made them and forgot to take the picture and post.  I also did the Try a new technique challenge, which was a box with a 3x3 card and envelopes.  Those I hope to post this week.  All Supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.

and an alternate version....I left the sentiment off this one so I could use it for any occasion.  Maybe a Sympathy card seems to fit the bill.  
Stamps: Essence of Love
Paper: Sage shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Sage shadow, chocolate chip
Accessories:  Hodgepodge hardware, wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug, rectangle nestabilities, sponge, markers in chocolate chip and sage shadow, dazzling diamonds, word window punch, ticket corner punch


Father's Day Makeover

In hindsight,  the white panel would have been better in very vanilla!  Definitely used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the background.  My tiny little Starstruck stamp set was feeling neglected. Do you sometimes forget that black is so easy to work with?  All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.

Stamps:  All Holidays, Starstruck
Ink: black
Paper: White, black and Kraft
Accessories:   Stamp-a-ma-jig, black ribbon, small and large star punches, black brads, dimensionals, rectangle nestabilities


Books for the Cook Stamp Class by Mail

"Books for the Cook" Stamp class by Mail. These are sooo easy to make and are such great gifts.

Class Kits includes:
  • the 5x5 Onboard Chipboard Art Journal
  • 2 pieces of Hodge podge hardware: a bookplate and a ribbon slider (styles may vary)
  • pre-punched tabs for the side pages (in card stock that matches)
  • Stamped image of the Voila Chef ready to color and cut out
  • pre-cut and sprial punched Designer Paper for the front cover, back cover and 2 inside covers.
  • 20 pre-cut recipe pages and 20 matching card stock mats
  • a Spiral punch tutorial for covering SU onboard journals
  • a recipe page template (via email)
  • stamped embellishements as shown ("Bon Appetite" and "recipes")
  • 12" of coordinating ribbon
  • SU glue stick
  • Stampin' Up! designer paper of your choice! : Spring Break, Jersey Shore, East Coast Prep, Ginger Blossom, Spring Fling, Berry Bliss, Summer Picnic or Designer Series Prints paper.
  • "Follow the Picture" basic instructions

Class Price: $24.50, plus $4.75 priority mail shipping if you are unable to pick up your kit.

RSVP: 18th of June

Materials will be ordered June 19th. Kits will mail on or near June 30th

Email me!!!


Carousel Note Tote & Card set

This is one of my favorite note card sets!!! There are 6 cards with matching stamped envelopes in the Note tote. The picture does not do it justice!!! The Carousel Note Tote tutorial can be found HERE on "Stamp a Little Love Baby" by Cambria Turnbow.

The cards are 3.5x5 (Stampin' Up! Small note card size). The card design is pretty much all punches! The squares were made with punches: the 1/14 and 1/3/8 inch sizes. The 1 3/8 inch circle punch and the scallop punch for the center. SOOOOOO easy and fun! All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea, whisper white
Ink: soft sky, chocolate chip
Accessories: Pretties Kit, soft sky stitched ribbon, punches as noted above, carousel notes and envelopes, jumbo eyelets,


An Apple for the teacher

I cased these apple shaped card from Alex Maldonado over on SCS. Hers were removed for publication, so I am not sure I should even be posting them. Mine are very similar- Changed up the papers and ribbons. The other apple cards were cased as well.  Joanne B over at Stamped By Hand.

I hand sketched the apple on a piece of folded card stock. I cut it out and then scallop punched the "bite" My kids gave these to the teachers during Teacher Appreciation week last Month.
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Tart & Tangy, You are Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: real red, old olive, various designer paper
ink: various to match paper
accessories: crimper, various punches, ribbon


A Fresh New Look-Blog makeover

Spent all evening with the re-design.  Do you like it? 

I do.  I am getting the hang of digital scrapping.  I'll might try a few more before I settle on one. 

Birthdays are the Best

These were the treat bags for the Party Attendees.
Inside each bag was a gift card to Target for $5 as a "thanks" for coming to the party. I had a hard time deciding what to give as party favors for 10 year olds. I settled on Target gift cards, but McDonald's came in a close 2nd!


Stamps: Its your Birthday, Birthday Whimsy, Simple serif mini alphabet and numbers (for the $5)

Paper: Hostess Simply Scrappin' Kit: Creative License

Ink: pumpkin pie

Accessories: Small and Large star punches, brads, white small bags from LSS, Orange tissue paper, dimensionals, silver cord



These were the invites to my son's 10th birthday Pool Party from this past weekend. This was not my original idea...I cased it from THIS card on Splitcoaststampers.com. The invites were very bright- I used the striped paper from the Fall/Winter 2007 hostess scrappin kit: Creative license. This would work great with The Stampin Up paper Pack Spring Break or Jersey Shore. Awesome colors for a Boy invite. I got tons of compliments! The outer envelope was stamped with "your invited for fun in the sun"
We had 11 kids to swim-- it was a great (and easy) party!
Stay Tuned for the Party bags and the treat inside of them!
Stamps: Various clear Alphabets (CTMH & Technique Tuesday)
Paper: Creative License simply scrapping kit, wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, whisper white
Ink:wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, black
Accessories: 1 1/4 inch square punch (to make the pennants), pumpkin grosgrain ribbon, brads, decorative edge scissors, pumpkin marker


Chipboard flower & the Grid technique

This is made with the center of the Chipboard flower from the Club card posted yesterday. I colored this small flower with a real red marker and then adhere the button with a small glue dot. this is then attached to a Die Cut Bloom (from the Occasions Mini-- extended until June 30th) The leaves are made with old olive scraps and the paper crimper.
GRID TECHNIQUE: the whisper white panel is scored on a diagonal in both directions 1" apart. I scored 1/4" border around the edges. What a great technique!
Stamps: sentiment is from Papertreyink.com
Paper: whisper white, bashful blue
Accessories: chipboard, real red marker, button, striped ribbon, die cut blooms, scor-pal (you can use any scoring tool for this), paper crimper for the leaves.


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