RemARKable Love Blog Tour day 2

Everyone loves Chocolate at Valentine's Day!-- especially Ghirardelli!

Stamps: Love bandit, teeny tiny wishes
Paper: Pretty in Pink, melon Mambo
Ink: black
Accessories: Petal card die for the Big shot, ribbon, circle punches

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RemARKable Love Blog tour Day1

Welcome to the RemARKable Love Blog Tour! Enjoy all the cute projects!!!

Take a Look at this YUMMY satin ribbon!!!

I just LOVE this little owl and I could not resist some googlie eyes for this card.

Stamps: Love bandit, Teeny tiny wishes
Paper: Sending love Dsp, pretty in pink, very vanilla, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: scallop edge punch, satin ribbon in Pretty in Pink, googlie eyes, pretty ink pink marker.

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Polar Bear Easel Card

Directions for the Easel card can be found HERE

STamps: Cold and Cuddly
Paper: Soft Suede, Christmas cocoa, Pretty in pink
Ink: versamark, soft suede
Accessories: button, white embossing powder, scallop die 2 for the Big Shot


Mmmmmmm, Hot chocolate!

I totally cased this from my teammate Carol Slack! She's really creative!

I love this set-- and its only available until the 4th-- do you have yours????

the sentiment and the bear is stamped in versamark & white embossed. the bear is on kraft card stock, then cut out.

Stamps: Cold & Cuddly
Paper: Real red, night of Navy, kraft
Ink : to match
Accessories: white embossing powder , scallop border punch

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January 2010 Card kit

Featuring the LOVE BANDIT-- omgoodness this set is so much fun!!!

Available the whole month of January....


Just one more...

Just one more Christmas card before I move on till next year...
A new addition to my Christmas Stamp collection- Holiday Line-up. Looking forward to making some cute cards with this set throughout the year!

Stamps: Holiday line-up, Christmas Greetings
Paper: Merry Moments, Kraft, real red, whisper white, chocolate chip
Ink: Chocolate chip
Accessories: Waterbrush and water color crayons, button

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My Digital Studio- last minute Christmas card

I ran short on Christmas cards this year-- as always....So I whipped up these hybrid digital cards in about and hour. My Digital studio saves the day!

here are 2 but I had about 7 versions with different pictures and different embellishments. I think I may be onto something next year.

Have a FAB Christmas day!

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My Christmas card

For the past 2 years I have been making a WOW Family Christmas card. I only Make about 20-25....and send them out to some of my Friends and Family.

This was the original. The only change on the 20+ cards I made was I used the sizzlit die for the buttons instead of the kraft corduroy buttons. They were a better fit in the envelope to mail then the actual cord button. Now I need to find a use for the 4 packs of buttons I ordered!!!

ETA: 5.25 x 12, scored at 4 and 8. measure in 1" in and down and snip corners

Stamps: Christmas greeting, Sweet Season
Paper: Christmas Cocoa dsp, soft suede, real red, whisper white
Ink: soft suede and real red
Accessories: snowflake and wide oval punch, ribbon, silver cord, and the button sizzlit

Merry Christmas to all of you and your families!- we made the drive to Florida in 15 hours! off to enjoy some holiday shopping at hobby lobby today and maybe after Christmas too!!!


Are you in the Clear????

Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalogue and 2010 Sale-A-Bration brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount options.

Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps.

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features
  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.
OMGoodness-- its a bit of an adjustment..from mounted to unmounted. But they stamp the same as wood! SERIOUSLY!!!! I LOVE HAVING BOTH OPTIONS!!!!!

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This one is QUICK

I love 3x3's as gift tags ....

this one whipped up in just minutes. Good thing! I needed a few of these for teacher gifts this morning!


How about some Holiday Home Decor?

This is the Level 2 Hostess Decor Element Dasher! Please disregard the blue wall paper I'm redecorating this room after the holidays!

Dasher is rubbed on the inexpensive canvas boards from the Craft store. its a challenge to get him to stick-- I think I may have broke a sweat-- but once he is stuck-- he's on there!

Tied ribbon and bells on his neck:

added glue and tinsel glitter (non SU) for the snow.

Frame is also from the craft store. right off the shelf!

Happy Holiday Decorating!

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oohhh YUMMY-but not a card...

Christmas cards- Check
Teacher gifts-Check (thank goodness for my 12 days of christmas stamping treats!!!)
several type of cookies- check
gifts- check
laundry- check

HERE is what I baked this morning

Jill's Jelly cookies

Raspberry Star cookies-- My most requested!

1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup +2 tablespoons of white sugar
2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup(jar) or seedless raspberry jam


1 cup confectioners sugar
2 tsp almond extract
2-3 tsp water (or more)
drizzle over cookies

preheat oven to 350
cream together the butter and sugar till smooth
combine flour and salt, stir into creamed mixture
roll the dough to 1" balls
press to 3/8" thickness ( i use a glass cup)
indent the cookies with the back of the spoon, thumb or the pampered chef tart maker
place a small amount of jam into each cookie
bake for 10-12 minutes
let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then cool on a wire rack
In a small bowl mix together the confectioners sugar and almond extract to form a gaze. add water a tsp at a time if the mixture is too thick to drizzle. I use a icing bag (or a ziploc bag, corner snipped off) to pipe the drizzle on so its perfect!

double this recipe it only makes about 24 cookies


Let it Snow!!!

OMGoodness there is some serious snow here in the East coast. they are calling for over 18 inches. thats alot for us! last year we got ZERO.

I finished lots of baking-- but my hungry kids keep eating the cookies almost as fast as I bake them!!!

How about a TWO TAGS treat holder. YUMMY! and so cute

inside are 2 crunch bas in a small cello bag

Stamps: Cold & Cuddly
Paper: real red, merry moments, vanilla
Ink: Black
Accessories: Two tags die for the Big shot, ribbon

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a simple thanks

Stocking up on some thank you notes for the kids after the holidays! I needed to take a break from Christmas cards.

Stamps: Animal Stories, teeny tiny wishes
Paper: really rust, chocolate chip, close to cocoa, whisper white
Ink: really rust


And this is the House that Jill built

When I was at the RAD 4 day retreat I purchased the box below on the right with the muffin mix. I ripped it apart and then made the "House" box on the left with all SU merchandise! Wooohoooo!

well my fellow RAD achievers went NUTS and created some seriously AMAZING themed houses. and guess what???? OMG, we are having an "Open House Blog Hop"!

On the blog hop you will see some of the AMAZING houses that my teammates created! A tool shed, the barn, house of cards, a butterfly house, a bakery, a Garden shed and so many more! I also made a seriously stinking cute Valentines house for my daughter!

Make sure you bookmark my blog and comeback Feb 4th, 5th and 6th for the Open House Blog hop!

After the tour each RAD achiever will be offering a House class to learn how to make the House and to fill it with some all occasion cards. Me too! I cant wait to teach you how to make the House box! The class will include a PDF template, an idea sheet complied from the blog tour and more!

PLEASE NOTE : the instructions for this house will be provided to RemARKable stampers teammates and to my team members after the RAD achievers "OPEN HOUSE" blog tour.

Join my team today!! – all my NEW (and current) team members will get to attend my OPEN HOUSE class in February or they will receive a class kit to offer to their own customers. these houses are REALLY FUN!!!

The house recipe:

Stamps: Sweet Season
Paper: Garden Green, very vanilla, Merry moments, real red
Ink: to match
Accessories: scallop border punch, texturz plates perfect details (for the roof) wide oval punch

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There is a embossing Fairy at SU

Seriously-- Hold on to your Big Shot, your cuttlebug-- or what ever else you emboss paper with.....

In the new Occasions mini there is a Perfect Polka dot embossing folder--(insert happy dance here) Don't miss it when you get you copy of the mini-- its in there (towards the back) but you may pass it by. YES -I'm pretty sure there is some Sizzix fairy in the SU office that brought this cool tool to us. I LOVE THIS FOLDER.

stay tuned for a cool kit/ class in January that features this folder, so Fabulous!

this was cased from a card by Ali Miles. just re-made with all SU product. I love my version. a perfect January card for friends! oh and of course this uses the NEW embossing folder and the new stamp set With all my Heart

Stamps: with all my Heart
Paper: Melon Mambo, soft suede, white
Ink: suede
Accessories: Perfect polka dot embossing folder, big shot, snowflake punch, latte button


YUMMY Treats for my club gals

I recently had one of my stampers 10 clubs come to an end. This was their thank you gift for being in my club! Just a little something to show them I appreciate ALL of their business! Thanks Ladies!!! You are awesome!

Stamps: Sparkly and Bright
Paper: Old olive, real red, kraft, and white
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: Big Shot Fancy Favor box, ribbon, linen thread, button, various punches, red glitter


A Holiday Stamping Party

For the 2nd year in a row I provided a "stamp camp to go" for my friend Abbe's Holiday Party. Look what she and her guests made:

The hot cocoa cone and Snowman tag:

The recipe for the Hot cocoa can be found HERE and it's YUMMY!!! There are 2 pastry bags in this cone. one to hold the hot chocolate (approx 3.4 cup) and then its inside the 2nd pastry cone to ensure the marshmallows (1/2 cup) stay clean & white. this was my favorite project!

The Fancy Favor tote and 3x3 gift cards

I used the Sparkly & bright stamp set and some cute retired holiday dsp I just ordered last week!

the Nugget tin and 6 holiday tags:

these were so cute too ! Every one LOVED the projects and had a blast! and there was some amazingly great creativity in the room! Thanks Abbe! Hugs to you!

Build-A-Bear is today! off to get ready!


Club card-a little late

I can not believe I forgot to post this!

This card is CASED from KristaTracy on Splitcoast. I LOVED this simplicity of this card. Oh & I mean cased- 100% copy & stole everything for this card. She did a FAB job! its 3 punched ornaments together. oops - my cord is lopsided!

My Club girls got a bonus card this month as well....I wanted them to try a corduroy button (or brad). this card is also very simple. I stamped using circle circus to make a small piece of patterned paper. Stamp in black and add a black sentiment and you can bring another color. EASY. such a great way to use just a little bit of designer paper and keep the main focus of the card the button.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny wishes
Paper: crushed curry, night of navy
Ink: same
Accessories: summer sun corduroy button


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