Month: September 2014

Weekly Deals and Stock Up Sale starting October 1 thru 6!

Here are the Weekly Deals

Sept. 30 through next Monday, October 6:

weekly deals 9:30 to 10:6


Stampin’ Up is also having a Stock Up Sale starting

Wednesday, October 1st and running through Monday, October 6.

It includes 15% off select stamp sets,

and discounts on ink pads, paper, envelopes, and some adhesives.

Take a look at the flyer HERE.

Contact me at or call me at 724-323-2296

if you have any questions.

You can also shop ONLINE HERE.

SU Remembering Your Birthday with Balloons

I got to play with some bright colors this weekend at ColourMe Playful #39. Make sure to check out what the fantastic Design Team has come up with using the colors Bermuda Bay, Tanerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red this round at ColourMe.


SU Rembering Your Birthday Balloons

I just love how easy it is to make adorable little balloons with the SU Small Oval Punch and the little heart from the SU Owl Builder Punch. Just add some string and some white accents with the Signo Gel Pen and you are done. I used the retired Cloudy Day embossing folder that is still on the Clearance Rack to create the background for the CAS birthday card with a simple little sentiment from SU Remembering Your Birthday.

P.S. In real life, the white string is bright white against the white background, it looks a little muddy in the picture like I used dirty paws to handle it too much:( Funny how a photo shows things so differently from our naked eye. Sometimes I do not even notice something on a card until I photograph it, and in this case, it made the string look dull when in reality it doesn’t look different at all from the white it sits against. Things that make you say…hmmmmm.

Have a great start to your week, friends!

9/30/14 Thank you, Hayley, for the pick!


SU Just Sayin’

Get out your straws, crafters…

Avery has a technique for us to try this week at the Friday Mashup # 179.

And…it comes with a Mashup challenge using the colors

Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry.


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
 Create a project with “Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry & Basic Black.”
Create a project with the “Ink Blowing Technique”. Link to technique here.
Mash it Up! and create a “Project using the colors above & the Ink Blowing Technique.”

 I was busy prepping for upcoming classes but knew I had to sit down and get my card done for this challenge!  Much to my was done in seconds with the help of the SU Just Sayin’ stamp set and its coordinating framelits. Of course, my toughest critic- my 22 year old daughter- said, “this is my favorite card you have made in a long time… I am not into all that fussy stuff.” Well, at least she was happy!


SU Just Sayin' blow ink art


 I do believe I will use this technique again since it is really easy and trendy. You could do a lot of different designs with it. I am really curious to see what is in the gallery this week. You guys and gals always amaze me with your talent.

Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup!

SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 106 has AUTUMN COLORS on the table this round.


I got out my SU Wondrous Wreath stamp set with its handy coordinating framelits to make this fall card with some bright and earthy colors (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Garden Green) that remind me of autumn. I used the Project Life Framelits to cut out the sentiment from the SU Holiday Invitation stamp set and border it with Cajun Craze card stock. Of course, I could not resist using the SU Hardwood as a background…love it!


SU Wondrous Wreath Side View with Holiday Invitation

SU Wondrous Wreath with Holiday Invitation

Have you seen the Stampin’ Up video that gives you some tips when using this set? Well, here it is… I did try cutting out the center first and found that there was a slight impression left that my ink did not agree with…Let me know what you think after trying it both ways.

Weekly Deals Sept. 23 – Sept. 29

You can get all these items at a 25% off discount:

Hamburger Box Die NOW $32.21

Oval Framelits NOW $20.21

All Paper Piercing Packs NOW $5.96 each

Party Pennants Bigz L Die NOW  $24.71

Gold Glitz Dazzling Details NOW $1.88

Faces I Love Swatchbook MDS NOW $7.77