Occasions Mini catalog 2012

Sweet Shop Class Sneak Peek

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Sweet Shop stamp class here this week?

I have 3 spots open for Wednesday night..

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Sweet shop class sneak peek

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Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate Video

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Whohoooo!!  A new Stampin' Toy!

the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate

order it online today!

Diag scoring plate samples

I know.. isn't it toooo exciting when you can order a new Toy from Stampin' Up!?  As a demonstrator, I was able to preorder this new Diagonal Scoring Plate (#125586) for the Simply Scored Tool about 10 days ago.  I am so excited about this great tool and wanted to share it with you! At only $11.95 it's just about the BEST DEAL for a fabulous crafting tool around!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW to learn how easy it is to use! and watch my blog next week for another video with instructions for the Double Pocket Card featuring the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

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My Digital Studio Class

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I taught a 3 hour My Digital Studio Class (twice!) this weekend.. we had so much fun and it was priceless to see the "lightbulbs" go on as my class attendees asked questions and created digital projects on their computer step by step with me. It was great to meet Doreen and Jan for the first time, too!  Thanks to everyone who attended! 

We made 2 MDS Hybrid projects after the 2 hour computer session.. here is what we made:

Wedding box 1

 

This project features a My Digital Studio box pattern from the hostess offering last Christmas called Savor the Season.  I embellished it with the Meant to Be download (#129354), the Attic Boutique download #129358, we used the Simply Scored tool (#122334) to score the box, and then decorated it with Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon #125570

 

 I thought it would make a really cute wedding or shower favor box filled with chocolates, cookies, or whatevers!


Wedding box 1


Wedding box 1

Our hybrid Digital card project features the fabulous Simply Sent Everyday Elegance cards (#122377 - or get them FREE.. ask me how!) and a focal point designed with the Fabulous Flourets digital download (#126027), die cut and embossed with the Labels Collection Framlet die (#125598) and then accented with the Beautiful Wings butterfly embosslit (#118138) or the Mixed bunch set (#125535/125537) and Bossom Punch (#125603).

Wedding box 1


Wedding box 1

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Fabulous Stampin' Up! Fabric Samples

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I'll admit it... I really am not a very experienced seamstress, but I do have my moms amazing, wonderful Pfaff sewing machine and I WANT to sew more...  I am determined to copy a few of these crafty fabric samples that were on display at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in San Antonio last month... don't you love them?

Fabric display 8

With the exception of the darling purse below, all these samples feature the adorable

Twitterpated Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

  VIEW IT or PURCHASE IT ONLINE HERE.

 

Fabric display 8


Fabric display 8


Fabric display 8

Above: this purse was one of the many amazing fabulous gifts from Stampin' Up! given to us at the Leadership convention.. it features NEW FABRIC that will be coming out in JUNE in the NEW STAMPIN' UP CATALOG!!  whohooo!!  The gal carrying this purse added the flowers to it.. you can make them with the Fun Flowers Big Shot Die #121812

Fabric display 8

 

So which one are YOU going to copy!?

125412 twitterpated fabric

 

 

 

 

  
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Send me Soaring - Samples from Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar

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125440 send me soaring

 

Last month when I attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership and Regional events in San Antonio, TX, we made some cute projects and one of the featured stamp sets was called

SEND ME SOARING

It's new in the Occasions mini catalog, pg 37. 

I wanted to share some of the samples that were on display using this set... enjoy!  and you can place your order ONLINE HERE for this fun set!

Send soaring 1


Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

 

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Stained Glass Designer Cuts Cards

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I was amazed and delighted when I saw this idea shared by Brenda Crenshaw.... I asked her if it was ok if I copied her idea and posted a HOW TO VIDEO ... she said YES!  Thank you Brenda!  GREAT cards!  Scroll down for the Video, and if you are reading this in your email, please visit my blog to view the video.

Designer cut stained glass heart cards

Check out how fun and easy this is when you combine Stampin' Up! Designer Cuts cards and Cardstock Vellum!!

Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts

 

 

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Thank you again Brenda for this fabulous idea!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Embossing with Label Collection dies VIDEO

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Did you check out the VERY COOL layered embossing ideas featuring the Labels Collection Framelit Dies in my blog post yesterday?   As promised.. today I'm posting more info and a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you! (scroll down for the video, and if you are viewing this in your email feed, you'll need to visit my blog to see the video).

Triple label emboss 2

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Control Freaks Blog Tour - Die Cuts - Feb 2012

Freakwelcome

WELCOME to the February 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing PROJECTS USING DIE CUTS and the BIG SHOT in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Jason Casper's blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.  (All of our projects will be live no later than Monday morning.. if you are joining me Sunday night, you may need to check back tomorrow if all links are not quite working yet.)

My first couple of projects feature the new Labels Collection Framelit dies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog.. you'll find them on pg 6 and pg 24, item #125598.

I've cut out shapes with them as well as "embossed" with them.. you'll notice the beautiful raised edges.. isn't this gorgeous!?  Check back on Tuesday, I'll have a VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR YOU !!

 

Label framelit 5

 Watch for a future blog post about the greetings featured on these cards... :) 

Label framelit 5

 

Label framelit 5

 

Label framelit 5

 below.. this is the beautiful impression you'll see inside the card above.. isn't it fab when you emboss with these dies?  Check back Tuesday for my video tutorial on this.

Label framelit 5

My last project featuring a Big Shot die showcases the Elegant Bird Die as a decorative plant stake.  You will also find this die in the Occasions Mini catalog (pg 10) #125593. I used roofing flashing from the hardware store for die cutting this in the Big Shot and then embossed it with the Polkadot embossing folder (#117335).   I love this idea for making fun accents for your garden.. it comes from demonstrator Linda Barnes.  She presented this idea at the Stampin' Up! San Antonio Regional seminar.

Elegant Bird die plants

 

WATCH FOR A VIDEO on TUESDAY

with details on embossing with Framelits!

 

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Dawn Olchefske's  blog!

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Designer Cuts cards from Stampin' Up!

 

I love these gorgeous DESIGNER CUTS cards from Stampin' UP!.. they are new in the Occasions mini catalog (pg 9) and they are really fun to play with and embellish with so many different Stampin' Up! products!!

Check out these super beautiful samples that were on display at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend.  These were created by Cindee.  Wonderful!

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embelished with Everyday Enchantment Designer paper. .FREE during Sale a Bration! and the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125535 / 125537) and Blossom Punch (#125603)

 

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embellishd with the Hearts Collection Framelits die #125599

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embellished with the Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz #125580 and Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with the Designer Rosette Big Shot Die #125594 and Mocha Morning DSP #122366

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with Red Glimmer paper #121790 (behind heart) and Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon #125570

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125535 / 125537) and Blossom Punch (#125603)

 

125414 designer cuts

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting Make n Takes and video

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If you joined us at our Luv 2 Stamp Group at our Stampin' Up! meeting last weekend, you were sure to have had a great time and I'm confident you came away very INSPIRED!!  We had a great day and I think everyone enjoyed the 4 projects we made as well as the presentations, tips, displays, snacks, lunch, etc. !

For those unable to attend or who requested the

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Here are the projects we made in the afternoon during the Make n Take session... I hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Valentine scallop box

Scallop Square die gift box with P.S. I Love You stamped accents

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Valentine scallop box

Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Cards (you can get these FREE During Sale a Bration!)


Valentine scallop box

Kraft Gift Boxes decorated with Twitterpated Fabric and Blossom Builder flowers


Valentine scallop box

5x5 Art Journal decorated with punched out butterflies from the FREE Sale a Bration Designer Paper pack - Everyday Enchantment

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting fun! Feb. 2012

 

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We had a MOST MARVELOUS time on Saturday in Concord, CA at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting! What a joy it is to spend the day with my fellow stampers and be inspired by their enthusiasm!!!

Meeting room 1


Meeting room 1

  Above and Below:  Ellen won our "Make your own nametag" contest... isn't her nametag just adorable!?  She won a package of the Blossom Builders flowers and the Designer Cuts notecards!

 

Ellen nametag


Make n take table 1
Cristina and Janet at the Registration table:

Make n take table 1
Joy enjoying the displays:

Make n take table 1
Cindee's cute paper flowers!
Cindee flowers
"Wow Tips" by Leadership attendees:

Cindee flowers

Make n take table 2

Meeting room 3

Check back tomorrow for lots more photos and info on the projects we made!

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Labels Collection Framelits from Stampin' Up!

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125598 labels framelits

 

 I am just LOVING this new gorgeous Big Shot Framelit die shape... and 6 sizes to play with... oh my!!

<<< Labels Collection Framelit Die, #125598 get yours online here!

These samples from my Stamp a Stack class last weekend feature the Labels Collection Framelit dies from Stampin' Up!... find them on pg 6 or pg 24 of the Occasions mini catalog, or HERE ONLINE.

Twitterpated flower card red

OK, so do any of you ever do this..... you punch out your Designer Series paper for a particular project in mind, you FLIP IT OVER TO APPLY SNAIL ADHESIVE... AND WOW... the other side is just to stinkin' pretty too!!??

THEN WHAT.. which side to use????????

Answer:  make one of each! :)

I was going to make this card with the all red flower and then turned over the DSP and WHAM... the blue side is totally pretty too! :) Which one do you like best?

Twitterpated flower card red

close up for you ...

Twitterpated flower card red

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  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade
  • INK: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red
  • PUNCHES:
  •      Blossom punch #125603
  •      Boho Blossom punch #119858
  •      Blossom Petal punch #121808
  •      Decorative Label punch #120907
  • 1-3/4" scallop circle punch #119854
  • Designer Printed Brads #122940
  • Twitterpated DSP #125406
  • STAMPS:  Elementary Elegance and Fresh Vintage, BOTH FREE SETS available in the Sale a Bration Catalog... one free item for each $50 order! :)

 Please let me know if you have any questions.. or need help with your Stampin' Up! purchase.

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Mixed Bunch Stamp A Stack Class Card

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Without a doubt, the MIXED BUNCH stamp set is my very favorite in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog... it's on pg 17 and even has a matching punch!!  I am a total sucker for any stamp set with a matching punch! :)

Here is a fun card we made at my Stamp A Stack class earlier this month.. .so simple and so bright and cheery! (It looks just like my room when I was about 12!) :)

Mixed bunch cards

Colors:  Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade

Stamp sets: Mixed Bunch, Fresh Vintage (free during Sale a Bration), Friendly Phrases

Accessories: Blossom punch, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, paper piercer, Everyday Enchantment brads (free during Sale a Bration)

Making the petals for the leaves are so easy...stamp a flower in green (we used Lucky Limeade) and cut all 6 petals apart!

 

Mixed bunch leaves

 

 Additional supplies I used on these cards may be ordered online through my website here.. be sure to log in with me as your demonstrator to get the full benefits when ordering online.

122535 mixed bunch stamp
125603 blossom punch

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Part 3: Create & Keep Simply Sent kit samples

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Create and keep box

 

I have previously shared some samples with you from this fun kit with part 1 here and part 2 here ... this is the

CREATE & KEEP SIMPLY SENT KIT

that comes complete with a box and supplies to make 10 wonderful cards!!

You will find this kit on pg 42 of the Occasions Mini catalog or HERE ONLINE.

Today I am sharing 6 more samples I made with this delightful kit!

Create and keep 7


Create and keep 7


Create and keep 7

 

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122535 mixed bunch stamp
125603 blossom punch

125410 blossom builder 125480 bordering on romance

125413 attic b side notes 122380 create keep kit

 

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Label Collection Framelit hybrid MDS card

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I love the Labels Collection Framelits dies from Stampin' Up!

View them on pg 6 or pg 24 of the Occasions Mini or ONLINE HERE

I used one of the frames to die cut the "hello friend" which was a little greeting I created in My Digital studio.  I added a green die cut flower from the Blossom Builders package and stamped the center from the Mixed Bunch set.

Did you know you can get these gorgeous Cherry Cobbler Everyday Elegance cards for FREE?  Just spend $50 and you can select these notecards as your free item!  (see pg 12 of the Sale a Bration mini catalog)

Blossom framelit 3{click photo to view larger if you wish}

I stamped the envelopes with the FREE Fresh Vintage set (see pg 6 Sale a Bration catalog)  and sprized them with Blushing Bride Smoosh Spritz (pg 9 Occasions mini).

125598 labels framelits
You'll find these wonderful new Labels Collection Framelit dies on pg 6 or pg 24 of the Occasions Mini catalog or ONLINE HERE.

125410 blossom builder
LOVE these Blossom Builder die cut flowers!!  find them in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini on pg  18 or ONLINE HERE

  125580 smooch spirtz

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