Saturday, February 14, 2009

Darling Dots Cupcake Take-Along

I am pretty excited about this project! I made these for my 3 daughters for Valentine's Day. I saw the idea here on Nichole Heady's blog. I loved it and decided to try my own using Stampin' Up! products. It's so much fun getting inspiration from other people, but then challenging myself to use the Stampin' Up! products that I have on hand. The only things I ddn't have were the "Trendy Tubes" and the little glassine bags, but I did manage to get my hands on some of those.

I used Real Red cardstock to cover the cake mix box. I then used Pink Passion cardstock for the pocket on the front. I stamped Whisper White cardstock using Pink Passion Classic ink with the cupcake stamp from the Darling Dots stamp set to make my own background paper. This stamp set is a Level I Hostess Set in the new Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I then stamped over it with the "Happy Valentine's Day" stamp from Holidays & Wishes stamp set. I cut a layer for the front pocket, and then I used a long pice to cover the tub of frosting.

I have some more pictures here for you, and then the list of supplies I used at the end of the post. I hope this inspires someone!

Stamps: Darling Dots, Holidays & Wishes, Short Order Alphabet
Cardstock: Real Red, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Pink Passion
Accessories: Red/White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1-inch Circle punch, 1-1/4 inch Circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Circle punch, 3/16 inch Corner Rounder punch, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Crazy For Cupcakes

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7-9 pm
WHERE: Robin's Home, 10527 Stonecreek Place
Option 1: $20 - Includes all the supplies to make this adorable bundle, as well as full-color instructions to take with you to make it again!
Option 2: $40 - Includes everything in Option 1, as well as the Crazy for Cupcakes $23.95 stamp set. You do get a price break for the class when you purchase the stamp set!
Option 1: Email me at
Option 2: Call me at 912-3778 to reserve your spot!
Option 3:
If you register a friend, you will both receive a stamped GIFT from me!
Don't forget, this is Sellabration time, so any orders of $50 retail will get you a free Sellabration set! LINK
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Milk Cartons Class!

Get ready to package up some treats for your sweets, ‘cause these cartons with handled containers are rockin’! You can fill them with anything from candy to little toys, or hand lotions or bath salts! Come to this class and learn to make this adorable set of cartons and the container!
See my website and/or my blog for more details!

January 28th,
7-9 pm

Robin Clark’s home, 10527 Stonecreek Pl., 78254
or FREE with a $50 order* --
choose a FREE Sellabration* set AND
get a gift from me!
(210) 912-3778
** Order must be $50 net (before taxes); order will be placed on February 1st, when Sellabration begins. Order will be delivered to you when it comes in.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Retired Sets for Sale

I have a huge amount of retired stamp sets that I need to move out of my stamp room, and I am selling most them for 50% of retail. The sets that have never been mounted are not 50%, but are discounted. I have them listed by Box Number (that is, the box I have them stored in in my stamp room, so I know where to find them!) If you see something you'd like to buy, email me and we will work out a deal! I take money orders, checks or Paypal. Thanks for looking!

Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used


All About U (WU) $13
All-Around Alphabet Upper $14
Alphadots Alphabet $14
Around & About $6
Bold Alphabet (Double) $20
Bold Alphabet Numbers (PM) $8
Bold Butterfly (WU) $12
Border Builders $11
Classic Alphabet Numbers $8
Classic Alphabet (Double) $20
Collage Alphabet $14
Crazy Alphabet Numbers $9
Crazy For Christmas (PM) $12
Delightful Doodles $6
Fresh Fruits $15
Good Times $12
Headline Alphabet $20
Hung Up on the Holidays (WU) $5
Listen With the Heart (PM) $6
Newsprint Alphabet (Double) $20
Newsprint Numbers (PM) $8
Perfect Ending $6
Petite Patterns $7
Pure & Simple Alphabet Lower $14
Simple Type Alphabet (Double) $20
Star-Spangled Banner $8
Stippled Stencils $7
Surprise! $8
Tidy Numbers (NU) $9
That’s Nice $7
Vogue Verses $10
Whimsical Alphabet Lower $14
Whimsical Numbers (UM) $9
Wishing You The Best (Ronald McDonald
Set 2006-2007) $8
Wonderful Words II (PM) $12

Classic Caps Alphabet $20
Delight in Life set #1 $10
Delight in Life set #2 $10
Elegant Beginnings $15
Sassy Sayings II $15
Wish You Were Here $22
Perfect Presentation $25
Burst Into Bloom $8
Basket Full of Fun $25
Tags For All $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 2:

Because of You $9
Cheery Chat $18
Double-Line Doodles $13
Fall Fun $7
Figures of Speech $11
Fresh Fillers (PM) $6
Fresh Flowers (WU) $13
Fun Filled (mint rubber/SAB ’05) $8
Fun With Shapes $13
Gifts of Joy (PM)(GU) $12
Happy Hearts (WU) $7
Holiday Spirit $10
Holiday Woodcuts (WU) $10
Let’s Party $6
Little Layers $10
Little Layers Plus $10
Made From Scratch (PM) $8
Monogram “C” $8
Monogram “E” $8
Monogram “L” $8
Monogram “&” $8
Nice & Narrow $11
Perfect Party $12
Quick & Cute $8
Simple Shapes $11
Simply Circles (WU) $9
Sketch It $18
Small Script $7
Smitten (WU) $10
Spring Garden (WU) $13
Springtime Fun (WU) $18
Stars & Swirls $6
Sweet of You $10
Swirl Frame Fun (PM) $18
Tags & More $10
Tea Time (Def. Dec) (WU) $18
Terrific Tulips $14
Watercolor Garden $14

All-Around Alpha Numbers $9
Birthday Best $7
Euphoria Mini Alpha & Numbers $14
Graceful Words $18
Happy Harmony $8
I Did It $7
Letter Prints $12
Made From Scratch $10


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX #3

A Greeting for All Reasons $14
All-Year Cheer I (SS) $15
Artifacts (BU) $11
Beyond the Basics $6
Big Blooms (WU) $12
Buds & Blossoms (WU) $10
Expressive Flexible Phrases (PM) $20
Going Out in Style (BU) $10
Groovy Lines BG (SS) $8
Itty Bitty Borders $6
Just ‘Cause I Like You $8
Just Journaling $8
Just My Type (PM) $10
Ladybug Picnic (SS) $11
Lexicon of Love (PM) $$8
Little Layers II $10
Merry (WU) $11
Mini Messages (WL) $8
Monogram “G” $8
Oh My Word (PM) $10
Open For Trade (PM) $16
Polka Dot Party $12
Polka Dot Posies (PM) $11
Pure & Simple Alpha Upper (SS) $13
Quick Thinking (PM) $7
Shapes & Shadows $15
Simple Somethings $6
Simply Spring $11
Simply Sweet (PM) $10
Sketch a Party $12
Sketch an Event (SS) $11
Smile $7
Smorgasborders $8
Sparkling Season (WU) $10
Suitable for Framing (BU) $10
Tag Line (BU) $14
Tag Time (PM) $14
Take Shape $12
The Fine Print (PM) $8
Year-Round Fun II (PM) $14
You Make Me Happy $11
What Could Be Better! (SS) $12

Festive Four $6
Flowers of Gratitude $6
Friend to Friend $14
Merry Minis $25
Roses in Winter (WU) $14
Seaside Sketches $26
Shape-Ups $6
Snowflakes (WU) $10
Something to Celebrate $18
Springtime Stems $8
What’s For Dinner? $22
Wishes Awash $20


Key: PM=partially mounted / WU=well used & stained / SS=Some Staining / NU=never used / BU=barely used

BOX 4:

All in a Row (PM/BU) $10
All Through the Year (BU) $13
Amazing to Zany (2 stamps
mounted & used) $25
Be Happy (BU) $11
Bud Basics (BU) $9
Best Friends Alpha Lower (BU) $14
Carte Postale (1 stamp
mounted & used $20
Circle of Friendship (BU/PM) $19
Festive Favorites (SS) $12
Friendly Flowers (NU) $14
Glad Tidings (SS) $13
Greetings Galore (WU) $12
It’s Your Birthday (PM/SS) $15
Little Pieces (WU) 8
Love & Joy (NU) $15
Much Appreciated (SS) $9
Office Accoutrement (BU) $18
Peaceful Wishes (WU) $12
Perennial Favorites (BU) $9
Snow Flurries (WU) $5
So Much (BU) $25
Stamp of Authenticity (PM/BU) $18
Sweet Shapes (BU) $13
Tagger’s Dozen (NU) $15
The Snowflake Spot (WU) $10
Trimtastic (SS) $21
Unfrogettable (SS) $13

Big Pieces $25
Blossoms Abound $22
Create A Coupon $23
Dare to be Darling $9
Eat Cake $20
Elementary Essentials $22
Give Thanks $20
God’s Blessings $25
Love Ya Bunches $10 (SAB)
Love Ya Bunches #2 $10 (SAB)
Polka Dots & Paisley $18
Time Well Spent $23
DD Wild Rose $25
Year After Year $25

Petal Pizzazz!

Today is the day that the new Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog goes live! That's right, you can order from the beautiful new catalog starting today, either by calling or emailing me with an order, or by going online to my Stampin' Up! website and clicking on the "Shop Now" button.

One of the new sets in the catalog is this set, Petal Pizzazz. I saw this card that had been stamped by another demonstrator, Mary Brown, and pretty much copied it because I loved it so much. I changed very little. I used new DSP (Designer Series Paper), Raspberry Tart; Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White cardstock; and Kiwi Kiss striped grosgrain ribbon. I also used the Birthday stamp from Hugs & Wishes stamp set. I used a Red Fire brad in the middle of one of the flowers. Two of flowers were stamped by using the Rock 'n Roll technique, inking the stamp in Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose; and then inking the edges of the flowers in a darker pink ink -- in these cases I used Regal Rose with the Pink Pirouette and Rose Red with the Regal Rose.

I made a second card just like this but changed it up just a tiny bit, using the Rose double-stitched grosgrain ribbon instead of the Kiwi Kiss ribbon; and I used a Green Ice brad in the center of the large flower. It gave it a slightly different look.

This was definitely a stretch for me because I had to cut out the flowers and the leaves, and anyone who knows me well knows that I DO NOT like to cut out images! But, I thought the card was so pretty, I made myself do it. I think it was worth it...

So far, I'm doing well on my New Year's Resolution, don't you think? My fellow demonstrators and I are challenging each other to update our blogs once a week, so I have an accountability thing going on, and I think it will help me. I need any other readers out there to help me out, too, though! If you see anything you like, please comment! It keeps me encouraged that someone out there is reading! Pretty soon, I plan on doing some other fun things, so stay tuned.

Thanks for reading! Have a great week, and do some stamping!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A New Year, A New Year's Resolution

I know, I know, we all make New Year's Resolutions. However, I'm really going to work on keeping this one. It's very important to me! This particular resolution, among others, is to update my blog at least once a week. So, here is my first posting for the new year.
This is a wedding book that I made for one of my daughter's best friends, Taylor. She got married this past October. This was the guest sign-in book, as well as the book to write in the gifts. It is made with Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstock. Baroque Motifs was stamped onto the Very Vanilla in Versamark and then embossed with a combination of Pretty Pearl (retired Stampin' Up! embossing powder), clear embossing powder, and some Silver Mica Powder. I know it's a strange combination, but it worked, and looked really shiny and pearlescent. I cut out ovals for the main image, which was stamped with the Stampin' Up! stamp set, "To Have and To Hold." This was also embossed with the same concoction as above. This was mounted on a Brushed Gold scalloped oval. I used several different colored organdy ribbons cut and taped together, and mounted in the middle of the cover, then put Stampin' Dimensionals on the oval piece and placed this over the ribbons. After I bound the book with my Bind-it-All, I put some large flat-back champagne pearls on the left-hand side of the book to give it some elegance. Then, it all needed something in the right lower corner, so I printed the words on my printer, punched them out with the label punch, and used Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware over the punched-out piece. I loved the way this looked, and it created just the right third "leg" of the triangle that the book needed.
Right now I am busy working on creating samples for Valentine's with the "Love You Much" stamp set and bundle, including the triple heart punch and Candy Lane Designer Series paper that are included in the bundle. This bundle is going to be featured at my stamp camp this Saturday, January 17th. I will be posting the projects later this week so everyone can see what we made. Feel free to email me if you would like more information on the bundle or the projects!