Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christimas!

I just wanted to share my Christmas card for this year. I really like the red/turquoise color combinations I have seen everywhere this holiday season, so I thought I would incorporated those colors in my card using Stampin' Up! products.



Stampin' Up! products list:
  • Christmas Greetings stamp set
  • Serene Snowflakes stamp set
  • Pool Party card stock and classic stampin pad
  • Real Red card stock and classic stampin pad
  • Very Vanilla card stock (for the photo)
  • Dazzling Details


I stamped the snowflakes in Pool Party and added Dazzling Details to the center of each flake. I love Dazzling Details! There are so many fun things you can use it for. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the title and quote on my card. Such a great tool to make your cards look perfect. I also used Picnik to edit the photo of my kids. I was able to find the cool border, similar to a photo booth and change the colors so they looked a bit retro.

Well now it is time to start baking, I am a little behind this year. I cannot wait to use my new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps that Stampin' Up! offers. I think my kids will have fun using this new product. I will post pictures soon.  Yikes! The countdown is on. I hope everyone is ready for Christmas! I wish you all a very Happy Holiday!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy Anniversary to me!

I am so excited! November is my Anniversary month with Stampin' Up! It is my one year Anniversary being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I love it! This has been an amazing year. I have made many new friends. I get to spend time with a great group of ladies every month (and sometimes a very handsome man!). I have the best upline named Kathy! She is awesome! She is warm and caring, and quite funny and we work very well together. I am blessed she has come into my life! This year I was able to recruit three of my friends to be part of our team and I love being inspired by them and hanging out with them!

I cannot wait to see what the next year holds for me as a Demonstrator. I have learned so many new techniques and ideas. Stampin' Up! is like a huge family and I am lucky to be part of it!

I want to share a cute project we made at one of my workshops. It is an easel post-it note holder. I was inspired to make this while I was checking out different how-to videos. I am grateful to all the crafty ladies who share their videos with us!


 It is perfect on my desk at work! This would make a great gift too!

Well, the countdown to Christmas is here! I need to start making my Christmas cards. I cannot wait to show you how they turn out!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Fun

I am sooo excited to share some of the Halloween cards I made. I love Halloween, mostly because I love this time of year. The weather is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing colors, it's the perfect time of year to start baking yummy treats and of course there is more to time to stamp. I know, I know, there are not more hours in the day, I just tend to be indoors more often in the fall!



For the card shown above I embossed the vellum paper with the Stampin' Up! Spider Web textured impressions embossing folder and then sponged it with some basic black ink. This was my first time embossing vellum and I think it turned out perfect for this card!



For the second card I really wanted a pumpkin on the front, since I did not have any pumpkin stamps (Crazy I know!!!) I punched out three ovals and made my own! So easy and simple. I think I will use this card for Thanksgiving too!


For my last card I could not resist this lil owl! He is from the Warmest Wishes Hostess Set in the Holiday Mini. I love that he coordinates with the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch.

I cannot believe October is almost over. I hope that you are having fun creating your holiday cards and projects!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Do the twist!

We made these cute lil twist favors at my last workshop! I got this idea from our Stampin Success magazine. They are super easy and really cute. We filled ours with M&M's. They would be perfect for your next party. You can customize them for weddings, showers, birthdays or Holidays.





I wonder how many favorites I can have? This is another one I will add to my list!

Monday, September 26, 2011

I love Spice Cake!

My dear friend needed a birthday card for her dad and I was delighted she asked me to make one for her! As I have mentioned before I think the majority of my supplies are on the feminine side so this was a good challenge! Now, I have "manly" colors to work with so I needed some "manly" embellishments.
Thank goodness for my new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper! I have fallen in love. The colors, patterns and versatilty have won my heart! I think Stampin' Up's Antique Brads and the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon were a perfect touch!


I cannot wait to make more cards with this paper! I love the coordinating Spice Cake fabric that matches the Designer Series Paper too. Let me know what you think of this paper. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Stampin' Up Supplies:

    • Gently Falling Stamp Set
    • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
    • More Mustard Card Stock
    • Early Espresso Card Stock
    • Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
    • Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad
    • Antique Brads
    • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Early Espresso
    • Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chalkboard

We recently made lovely cards using the "chalkboard" technique and everyone loved it! It is so easy and fun. It is a great way to add color to your card!

For my example I stamped the Basic Black card stock using Whisper White Craft ink, it will look very similar to a chalkboard. While the ink is still tacky I used my Stampin' Pastels to color the flowers. It is so easy to blend the colors as much or as little as you like. Since all of the Stampin' Up colors coordinate I was able to use Rich Razzleberry card stock as the card base and use Rich Razzleberry from the pastels as the center of my flowers to tie it all together. This card was a hit!

All Stampin' Up supplies used:

  • Rich Razzleberry card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
  • Top Note for the BigShot
  • For all you do - stamp set
  • Stampin' Pastels
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Four Frames - stamp set

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hello Baby!

Awww, I love babies! I have a new lil nephew and I was inspired to create this card for the occassion!



I also love this stamp set! Fox & Friends is such an adorable set! Who can resist the fox, whale, turtle, giraffe, lion, owl and lil monkey! I see endless possibilities with this stamp set. I need to use these stamps more often!

The "hello baby" is stamped using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. The words coordinated perfectly with the oval punch and scallop oval punch.

I used the Stampin' Up! colors Marina Mist and Crumb Cake. I thought they were perfect for a lil boy!

Lastly, I used the Scallop Edge Border punch on a 2" strip of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, then I ran the paper through the Crimper, placed sticky strip along the back and placed it on the card to give it a ruffled effect! It added nice texture to this card!

Now, I am off to go see the new addition to our family! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Do it yourself....

I was making cards for a swap recently and I noticed my card needed a little extra something. I liked the color combination I was using, but I did not have any Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on hand that coordinated with my card so I decided to make my own! I used the Fine Flourish stamp to create the design on some Melon Mambo card stock.

All Stampin' Up! supplies used:
  • Fine Flourish stamp
  • Melon Mambo card stock
  • Basic Gray card stock
  • Top Note die cut
  • Fun Flowers die cut
  • Square Lattice embossing folder
  • Designer Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Dimensionals
  • Basic Black ink
  • Oval Punch
  • Scallop Oval Punch


I stamped the small flower and the accent paper beneath the scalloped oval to tie it all together! I love how I was able to use what I had to create this card!  I cannot forget to mention how much I love my embossing folders too! What would I do without my Big Shot??? Yikes!









Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tough enough for a man.....

At least I hope so! Here is the Birthday card I made for my guy! I usually buy his birthday card.....sigh! So this year I challenged myself to make one for him. I do not make very many masculine cards but I like how this one turned out!


All Stampin' Up! supplies used :
  • Medallion Stamp
  • Pacific Point Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Natural Hemp Twine
  • Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
  • Versamark Ink Pad
I embossed the Medallion stamp onto the card stock. I love how the black shows up on the Pacific Point card stock. It has a beautiful raised texture and I did not feel like it needed much more. I punched the embossed Happy Birthday stamp using the Decorative label punch, wrapped some hemp twine around it, and I was done. Simple. Elegant. Masculine. He loved it!


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

What a deal!

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sad to see them go!

Well today is the last day to order any of the items that are retiring from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. You can see those items if you click the button over on the right side of my web page, and you can place any last minute orders if you shop my online store!

At my last Stamp Camp we wished some of the old stamps farewell! Here is a fun card we made at my last Stamp Camp.

It was such an easy card to make and it looks like he is bursting out of the card! We used Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Classic Stamp Pad, the Cutter Kit to rough up the edges, and sanding blocks to distress the torn, rolled back paper. We also used the files from the distressing kit, silver embossing powder, Extreme Skateboard (retiring), and the Afterthoughts hostess set which will no longer be available.

Here is a close up of the embossed message: Happy Birthday (call when it's time for cake)


I think we tend to make feminine cards, so this was a nice change of pace and my son loved it!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Birthday Fun!

We recently celebrated my daughters 8th birthday. Wow, time seems to fly by! I cannot believe my baby girl is getting so big! This year she decided she wanted a hippie chick theme! All the kids and the rockin' adults wore tye dye shirts! We bowled and played video games. We ate pizza and then cut into the cake, which of course, was a peace symbol. To personalize her Happy Birthday banner I made an additional banner with her name on it!


I used my Big Shot and Top Note die from Stampin' Up! To give it the "burlap" look I used my Square Lattice Embossing Folder also from Stampin' Up. I was inspired by Rachel over at http://www.thelittleblueroom.com/.

I also ran the butterflies through my Big Shot using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and added some bling with the Stampin' Up! Basic Rhinestones. She loves it so much we are going to hang it in her bedroom!

I am not sure what I would do without my Big Shot! I am off to prepare for my Stamp Camp this weekend! Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poppy Parade!

No....not an actual Parade of Poppies! Poppy Parade is my new favorite color! It is one of the colors in the Stampin Up! In Colors collection. The In Colors are an exclusive palette of trend-savvy colors that are available for two years. The other In Colors are Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. See all the beautiful colors Stampin Up! has to offer here.

I must confess, though, I was not sure what I thought about the color when I saw it in the package.......but once I opened it and starting creating my card I fell in love! It is such a vibrant and cheerful color!  Here is the card we made at my May Stamp Camp.


I cannot wait to use this beautiful color again! On my sample above you can see it coordinates with the Pear Pizzazz card stock and the Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper Stampin' Up! offers. I know it coordinates with many more colors so I am off to create!    

~ Boni  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Coming Soon!

Paper, ink, stamps, ribbon, etc etc.............coming soon!
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