I gave out my 1st catalog!

Today I gave out my 1st catalog to a friend…it was so exciting to share something I love with a good friend! I printed out my info label using the Pacific Point In Color and stuck it on the back. It feels really good to have my name on the catalog…I’m so proud! I’ve seen other ideas floating out there about wishlists for the catalog, so I decided to make up a wish bookmark using the “One of a Kind” stamp set and various punches.

To make the tag longer for the sentiment, I cut cardstock the same width as the tag but threaded the end through the back of the punch so that the punch only punched out the tag corner end. This allows you to make your tag any length you want! Then I stamped the boho flowers with Pacific Point ink on Whisper White and punched them out with the boho blossoms punch. At first I used an eyelet on the tag and was going to leave it as a tag. But then I got the idea to make it into a moving bookmark so I cut cardstock the same width as the tag but longer and attached the tag with a brad. The eyelet actually helps the tag swing more freely.

I don’t have the “wishlist” stamp so I used “wish big” from “Short and Sweet”. I love that cute little set! The brad is from Making Memories but it matches pretty good to Pacific Point! I also added my name label to the back of the bookmark. I didn’t think to use the label to cover up the prongs of the brad but will do that next time. I would probably also punch the top of the bookmark part with the tag punch also when I make it again so that the two layers match. I plan to try this with other In Colors, matching the bookmark to the label color =)

The catalog’s so good, even the baby wanted to touch it!

Are YOU enjoying the new catty??



Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Pacific Point
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point
Accessories: Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Crop-a-dile, Brad (Making Memories), Eyelet (K & Company)


I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator!

I have always loved Stampin’ Up. Many years ago, I saw a demonstrator at a craft show demonstrating a versamark resist brayering technique on glossy paper. I was instantly mesmerized. Fast forward to today, I finally took the plunge! I took advantage of the current $99 starter kit promotion (Hurry and join too! It is so easy! This promotion ends October 11th! Ask me how to join!). The starter kit is normally $199 though it comes with more products than the $99 kit. I am so proud to be part of the Stampin’ Up family. I joined a really nice group of stampers…”The Heartfelt Stampers”…and they are all very welcoming and supportive of this new rookie =) I joined at such an awesome time too…with the new In-Colors, die-cut stamps, 2-step stamping, new punches (I love punches with coordinating stamps!) and the most GORGEOUS papers ever! I seriously flip through the catalog at least once a day! (Let me know if you want to get a catalog in your hot little hands too!)

My first order of Stampin’ Up goodies came today and I was super excited to rip open the box and play! I had about half of the stamp sets I got mounted and couldn’t wait any longer to start inking. I CASE’d (Copy and Share Everything) this card using the Eastern Blooms stamp set. I don’t have the 5-petal flower punch yet (next on my list!) so I did not include that from the original. I didn’t do the rock-and-roll technique with the central flower because I didn’t want to contaminate my new ink pads. Also, I left out one of the tangerine tango layers because I didn’t want to use up too much of my new cardstock =) I am way protective over my precious Stampin’ Up stuff =P

What do you think? You like?

I mistakenly used Tangerine Tango at first to ink the “kindness” sentiment from “Heard from the Heart”. The Hubs said it was too hard to read. I remembered that I had ordered a “Stamp-a-ma-jig” so I used it to stamp over the Tangerine Tango with Riding Hood Red to make the sentiment stand out more. Hubs says it looks much better! You can’t even tell the Tangerine Tango was there 1st. That “Stamp-a-ma-jig” is ingenius!

Check out the catalog above and to the right —> to order yourself some gorgeous Stampin’ Up stuff! For a limited time, I am offering free shipping with any order over $50! Order today!



Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Heard from the Heart
Inks: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Apricot Appeal
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini pop dots (All Night Media)
(All Stampin’ Up unless indicated)

j + j

As we’re waiting for the results of the contest to come in, let’s take a look at a card I made for a friend’s wedding last month:

I used the stamp set, “Wedding Day” from Papertrey Ink and the ink color, Sweet Blush also from PTI. The design was inspired by Nicole Heady at PTI – http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2008/03/4.html – but I changed it quite a bit to suit my card since my card shape and size was different. The “j & j” are rub-ons by ScrapWorks. The rhinestone is from a Bling-It-On kit by Lisa Bearnson. Here’s a close-up of the card:

Congratulations J + J!


My Very 1st Adventure!

After stalking crafting blogs for a looooong time, Leah Fung’s blog, Leah’s Desktop Dictionary, has prompted me to start my very own crafty blog by hosting a contest for an Epson PictureMate. Thanks Leah, Donna & Johanna! Now, instead of hoarding crafty stuff, I will have to use them so I can have things to post!

Here’s my first project! The contest is to go to Epson Creative Zone, download and complete a project. I used projects #277 & #203a along with FREE digital designer papers from Demi Design by Rebecca Oehlers (download these gorgeous papers for free here!) to create this elegant birthday set:

The set includes a gift bag, tag & card. I used photoshop to insert the designer papers into the templates, in some cases pasting over the original design so I can make the matching set.

Here is a closeup of the bag:

Here is a closeup of the card:

Matching tags (excuse the ugliness of the eyelets…still getting used to the crop-a-dile):

And another tag using some different papers from Rebecca Oehlers:

Stay tuned to see if I win! The drawing is on Monday, August 11th.