Because You Care

I am just in love with the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper stack.  It features red/pink designs on one side and black/white designs on the other.  Not only will I be able to use it for all of my Valentine's projects, but I'll be able to get even more use from the neutral patterns after the holiday.Mojo379

I chose to showcase 2 different ways to use the paper with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

The first one is a traditional red card featuring a chalk board inspired focal point.


But I really like the pop of the black & white with the red accents.  Which one is your favorite?

You may find that you spend enough during Sale-a-Bration to earn hostess benefits (minimum $150).  This makes you eligible to purchase exclusive hostess stamp sets such as the Because You Care stamp set featured on these cards.

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Occasions Sneak Peek: Wood You Be Mine?

When I saw this new stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  The little lumberjack reminds me of my hubby....especially when he grows out his beard in the winter.  He's even got a flannel shirt this color.  Although, I don't think he's quite that bow-legged.


Don't you just love a masculine Valentine's Day card?

You'll be able to add this hunk to your stamp collection on January 6th.

Quick Tip:  I used my Silhouette Cameo and PixScan mat to cut out the lumberjack image.  It's a great way to fussy cut without the fuss.  You can see my tutorial here.

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Last-Minute Mojo

Neutraleb I couldn't put the Easter Blossoms stamp set away without stamping a few more cards.  Today's card was created using the Mojo Monday sketch.  I kept the colors neutral for a very soft, feminine look.  I especially love the Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon and the Vintage Flower Adornment. 

Crumbcakedetails   Stamp Set:  Easter Blossoms

  Ink:  Crumb Cake

  Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Neutrals DSP

  Accessories:  Big Shot, Circles #2 Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Pearls, Vintage Flower Adornment, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon


I'll be leaving for Leadership conference on Wednesday and I'm busily finishing up my swaps.  Most of my posts this week will be short & sweet, but I've still got some great projects to share.  Stay tuned.....



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Birthday Mojo

This is one of the cards we"ll be making at my upcoming BIRTHDAY BASH Stamp-A-Stack.  Each card features the Bring on the Cake stamp set and Celebrations Designer Series Paper.  The colors are so bright & colorful.....perfect for birthdays!  I used the Mojo Monday sketch to create this simple design.  Finished card size is 4" x 4".


Stamp Set:  Bring On the Cake (Occasions Mini catalog)

Ink:  Black Staz-On

Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzaz, Bashful Blue, Celebrations DSP

Accessories:  Markers (Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red), 1-3/8" circle punch, linen thread, Daffodil Delight button, dimensionals


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If you are a follower of my blog, you could probably tell that I have taken a bit of a break from stamping.  The summer months have been so busy & chaotic, so I've had to put a a few things on the back burner. 

However, my new stamps and accessories from the new catalog have been begging for me to play with them.  One of my first purchases was the Got Treats stamp set.  I love that it can be used for so many different occasions and the Mojo Monday sketch this week was great inspiration.



Stamp Set:  Got Treats?

Ink:  Early Espresso, Blushing Bride

Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot, Embossing Folders (Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots, Vintage Wallpaper), Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso), Punches (2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle, Corner Rounder), Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon


After I finished this card, I need to simplify the design so that I could use it at my monthly Stamp-a-Stack.  This is just one of the cards we'll be making at Friday's class:


There is still time to RSVP for the Stamp-a-Stack if you would like to attend.  Here are the details:

Got Treats? Stamp-a-Stack

Friday, August 13th at 7pm

118 S. Buckeye Street, Kokomo, IN

We'll be making 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs, using the new Got Treats stamp set.  Cost is $20 per person and  includes all supplies except adhesive.  RSVP by Wednesday if you would like to attend.

Got treats

Got Treats Stamp Set (Set of 10)

119114     $24.95 Wood Mount

120627     $17.95 Clear Mount

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Mojo Monday 142

I don't have a lot of time this week but I wanted to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch.  Here is my  quick entry:


 Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Newsprint DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 2-3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Black Striped 1-1/4" Grosgrain, Vanilla Jumbo Brad, Dimensionals

Be sure to check out my previous posts for more cards made with Sneak Peek items.

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New Stuff!

I am starting to feel like I have too many toys and not enough time!  I received a Cricut Expression and Gypsy for Mother's Day, the sewing machine for my birthday....and both already have a thin layer of dust on them.  So when it came time to order new items from the upcoming 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, I decided to use a little restraint and only order a few things at first. 

I had my order ship by Next-Day air so that I could also get my hands on that new catalog.  I can't tell you any specifics, but you are going to LOVE it!  My wish list keeps growing and growing.

Lucky for you, I can show you projects that I make with the new products I received.  This is your official first sneak peek at new catalog items....and I tried to cram as many as I could onto this one card!  LOL!


I used the Mojo Monday 141 sketch for the layout.  Mojo141Sketch 

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Newsprint Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Rectangle Clearlits, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponges

I absolutely love this new stamp set called Artistic Etchings.  It is a set of 6 stamps and also features a key and Eiffel Tower images.  Here are a couple of close-ups:

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You can check out the Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die in the picture above.  What is great about this die, is that you can stamp your image first, then because you can see where the die will cut, you can cut out the image accurately.  The finished piece measures 1-1/2" x 2".

You can also see the great textured background that I created with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the raised images to make them stand out more.

By the way, Crumb Cake is the new name for Kraft.  We now have a stamp pad in Crumb Cake, too!  I love the way it looks on the sponged edges.

And finally, check out the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  It gives a nice vintage look to any project and you only need to use a little bit.  I'm sure it will last me forever!

Hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek.  Happy Stampin'!


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Mojo 133--Ooops!

I'll just say it.....I'm not perfect and my creations are not always perfect.  There!  I said it.

But for those of you that don't believe me, check this out:


See that big, gaping hole?  It's not suppose to be there.  I "thought" I could fit 3 brads in a row onto this card, but alas, it was not to be.  Sometimes less is more.

Here is the finished card with a few Photoshop fixes to make it presentable for you to see.


The patterned paper is from the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper pad.  The stamp set is called Flower Fancy and it is on sale this month for 20% off.  If you like floral stamps, this is a great one!!!

Flower Fancy

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I am on my way to St. Louis to visit with family, spend some quality time with the kids and attend the Creating Keepsakes convention.  You probably won't hear much from me this week, but I'll be back next week with more samples to share.

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MOJO 132---It's a 2 For 1!!!


I have a little confession to make.....I am a hoarder of pretty papers & accessories.  When I first received the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pad, I just oooohed and ahhhhhed over the papers, afraid to cut them.  Crazy, huh?

And the Sweet Pea stitched felt.....well, I've had them since December and I just opened the package this week.

But, probably one of the items that I really regret not using sooner is the Chat Room rub-ons.  There are 90 different sayings that are perfect for cards & scrapbook pages, plus you receive a sheet of white rub-ons & brown rub-ons--180 sayings in all!!!  Amazing!!  I'm trying to use as many as I can before the Occasions Mini sales period ends on April 30th.  You definitely are going to want to add the Chat Room rub-ons to your next order.

Here is a close-up of the greeting from the card above.....


I think this is such a clever way to say "Thank You!" or Way to Go!".

So, after I cut into the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pad, I just couldn't stop with one card.  Here is the second card I made using the MOJO Monday sketch:


Don't you just love this color combo? It is Pumpkin Pie, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White.  The butterfly was cut with the Big Shot using the Beautiful Wings embosslit.  And check out the greeting...



Since both of these cards used a small amount of the Designer Series Paper, I also created some scrapbook pages with the scraps.  I'll be sharing those with you in my next post.

Remember, you only have until April 30th to order the following products:

  • 117161 Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack $24.95
  • 117266 Sweet Pea Stitched Felt $7.95
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit $11.95
  • 117199 Chat Room Rub-Ons $10.95

You can shop in your jammies on my Stampin' Up! website.  Everyone placing an order this month on my website, will receive a copy of the Flower Power class tutorial (to be delivered on or after April 19th).  The tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for making 5 different cards using a variety of techniques with the Awash with Flowers stamp set.   

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