Month: December 2012

Print Poetry for Pals Paper Arts…

So excited to be using some new items available in the Spring Catalog in just a few days on January 3rd !! I used the Hearts A Flutter stamp set with coordinating dies and the Print Poetry DSP- a great value to get a lot of different designs to play with when making a card or craft. I used the Sketch challenge from Pals Paper Arts #149.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hearts A Flutter, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Primrose Petals, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Raspberry Ripple
PAPER: Same as inks
ACCESSORIES: SU Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon
TOOLS: SU Hearts A Flutter dies, SU Bitty Banners Dies, Nestabilities Circle die


Some tags for wrapping…

Some friends and I got together to make some quick gift tags last week…the bottle tags were changed very little from Mary Fish’s tags… I added some branches to the hat and  a felt ribbon scarf to the Snowman that came from Connie Plaumann, and the Do not open ’til Christmas tags were a CASE from Linda Heller. Thanks ladies for the great ideas!!
SU Perfect Punches-Joy, SU Scentsational Christmas-tree, SU Itty Bitty Banners with die-For You, SU Two Tags Bigz Die
SU Cold Play (retired), SU Decorative Label Punch, SU Modern Label Punch, SU Two Tags Bigz Die, World Market felt ribbon, MS branch punch
SU More Merry Messages, SU Two Tags Bigz die, SU 1 3/4″ scallop punch, SU 1 1/2″ punch, 1 1/4″ punch, SU 1″ punch

A musical birthday…

Okay, so here’s the story…I am unexpectedly visiting a family member who needed me in another state. Upon leaving, I  threw a few stamping items in my carry-on so I could keep myself busy in the downtime. Well, I forgot my clear blocks so I improvised with the C plate from my Cuttlebug to stamp my Happy Birthday stamp. Of course, I did not have my usual library of stamps to do a challenge so I stopped into the two national craft stores around and literally could not find but ONE item connected with music for Dynamic Duos # 33 –black and gold!! I used a 40% off coupon on this musical score stamp (3.50)  that I really didn’t think I liked and  picked up two .75 rolls of  black and gold ribbon .  I headed home and thought what can I do with these things? While  perusing my usual challenge sites, I saw retro sketches # 42.   I created my own DSP by stamping on SU Very Vanilla paper with the musical image, bordered the image with the gold ribbon, made a bow with black ribbon, and tied on a loose gold button and the rest is history….In the end, I was happy with the results and fell in love with the musical score stamp;)


 Card Recipe:

STAMPS: SU Perfectly Penned, Stampendous Wavy Music

INK: SU Basic Black

PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Very Vanilla

ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, random organdy black ribbon, random gold ribbon,  random gold matte button

TOOLS: SU Apothecary Accents Framelits

SU Perfectly Penned HB Close-uprs42

A Sneak Peek from the Spring Catalog 2013…

Here’s a sneak peek at the new SU Hearts A Flutter stamp set with coordinating dies ready for order January 3rd from the Spring Catalog- they even come bundled for extra savings!  I also used the current You Are Loved stamp set for the sentiment. These two sets are just perfect for Valentine’s Day that will be here before you know it! I am submitting this to Addicted to CAS #3 for its SWEET challenge.


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Hearts A Flutter, SU You Are Loved
INK: SU Real Red, SU Regal Rose, SU Tempting Turquoise
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Tempting Turquoise
ACCESSORIES: SU Brights Buttons, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Hearts A Flutter dies, Nestabilities A2 Card Rectangles
ATCAS - code word sweet