Tuesday, January 31, 2012

HSS #103 and a new Video!

It's Tuesday, so it must be Hand Stamped Sentiments Day! Whoo Hoo!
This week's challenge:


Get crafty making ANYTHING but a Card this week, and to put an added twist on the challenge create something that would be a great gift item.

I pinned this cute little guy on Pinterest a while back and couldn't wait to give it a try using SU's new Framelit Label Dies!


This pouch was made by running the DSF through the Big Shot using the new Framelit Label Dies. Did you know they cut FABRIC? Yep, they do!

I made a video, but, as you know, I am a video newbie. This video is long... I don't like long videos! So, lesson learned- talk faster and quit babbling! So, feel free to fast forward your way through it! :-)




Inside the pouch is a 3"X5" bag filled with strawberry cheesecake bark that I made from scratch bought at the grocery store.  (C'mon... I'm not Pioneer Woman everyday! Some times a girl has to fake it a little alright!)
The picture doesn't show it well, but the center fabric is red (Cherry Cobbler)  and white. It's beautiful! And, sewing around this tiny label is tricky. This step could be skipped with out much effect!

 Another Vintage Heart charm? Yes,  please! Oh, and torn ribbon? Sure! ;-)
 So, don't have any fabric or feel like the sewing machine ain't your thing? No problem!

Same project, different material- Paper!
 This paper is from the Sweet Shop DSP stack and the cherry stamp is from Mouthwatering.
I punched 2 Poppy Parade circles with the 1" circle punch. I added a little shine with the white Unibal pen and added them with dimensionals.

Sewn up the sides, but Sticky strip would work too!

So, wanna give it a try?? I'd LOVE to see what you make!
Don't forget, anything other than a card qualifies for our challenge this week! Make sure you link back to us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Have a great week!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

My Way!

I have a quick card to show you today that I made for one of my downline who promoted recently!

We received these little stickers in our bag and I wanted to include them on her card. I used DSP from the Berry Blossoms DSP Stack. The "good for you" is actually from Kidoodles set. I punched a small star from Tempting Turquoise DSP.

Make sure you come back tomorrow for this week's Hand Stamped Sentiment challenge AND a new Video Tutorial! Yay!

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Everyday Elanor and New Class Announcments

We received a yet to be released stamp set at Leadership called Everyday Elanor. It's a large stamp set full of beautiful elements. I played with it again yesterday and just love it!


 The stamps I used include a "flourish", a few flowers and a sweet little bird!
 I added in a Vintage Heart Trinket! Love these! I am burning through my second package already!
The large circle is is the 3" die and the scallop is the Circle Scallops #2 Die. I added a few teeny tiny little Basic Pearls to each scallop. I used More Mustard CS, Scalloped Edge Ribbon and DSP. The large scallop is from the Tasteful Trims Die. And speaking of dies... make sure you checkout my upcoming classes!


This card was inspired by the sketch at Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge and the colors from the Color Q!


I've added two new classes to my schedule. You guys have been asking for them, so now they are here!



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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Blog Candy Winner and Scrapbook Saturday

And the winner for the Everyday Enchantment DSP is.....

Congrats Amanda! I will be sending you an email shortly! :-)
Thanks everybody for entering. I loved doing this and will be doing MORE of it! So, stay tuned!


I love these pictures so much. My girls were belly laughing while swinging on this double swing. Laughing so hard I thought they would pee their pants. I created the background to resemble Addie's shirt. It's basic cardstock punched with the full heart punch.


This little stamp was fom last summers Recess stamp set. The kids in the swing was a boy, so I tried to make him look like a girl by adding a ponytail. Not a very good job, but slap a big bow on and anything looks good! LOL!
A few random embellishments with some stitching. Just plain cardstock again and Pumpkin Pie DSP punched with the little heart punch. Easy!

Have I ever told y'all I love banners/pennants? Yea, pretty much addicted! LOL! These were just cut by hand.


And, the journaling block is from the new stamp set we got at Leadership called Everything Eleanor. It's so fantastic!!


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Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heart Shaped Candy Box

Need a fun little project for someone? This project is featured in my Sweet Hearts Project Planner!
 It features the Heart Framelits, which I LOVE. Seriously y'all! They are the best!


 If your interested in purchasing the full color tutorial for all 11 projects, including this fun Heart Candy Box, you can do so by clicking on the picture below!


Interested in ordering any of the supplies you see here? Order NOW! And, don't forget- It's Sale a Bration time! For every $50 you spend, earn 1 free item! Click below to shop!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dreams into Plans...

While at Leadership, we had lots of Make And Takes. I got most of them done there, but this one I waited till I got home. The quote is a print made on My Digital Studio.
I didn't have quite the right size frame, so I improvised and added some Regal Rose CS behind the print.

 I've had MDS for quite a while, but have not really felt all that good at it. It just wasn't capturing my "creative juices" like the real stuff does. But, I spent lots of time talking about it, listening about it and looking at samples while I was there. When I got home, I started playing, and haven't stopped! How do you like my new Blog Buttons and Title? It's FUN and addicting!
 I used the Blossom Builders Kit for most of the flowers, as well as a few stamped ones from Mixed Bunch. It's is so easy to mix the two for such a beautiful handmade look! The kit makes it so fast! Punch them out, curl the edges with a bone folder and bam- a nice 3D texture for your project.

Stampin' Up has announced that they will begin offering MDS FREE for 30 days on February 1st. And, this isn't a limited time offer kind of thing. It's for good! So, I strongly encourage you to download it and play with it. It's pretty simple and the uses are endless!

Interested in ordering any of the supplies you see here? Order NOW! And, don't forget- It's Sale a Bration time! For every $50 you spend, earn 1 free item! Click below to shop!


And, don't forget- only one more day to win BLOG CANDY!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Herringbone Card, Free Tutorial Video, Blog Candy and Sale A Bration! Oh My!


Hey everybody! Sale A Bration begins today! From tnow till the end of March, you can earn a free item with every $50 purchase! Scroll down for more details!

Today's card was inspired by Dawn Olchefske's presentation. I could not wait to get home to do this card! So, here it is! It features the free Everyday Enchantment DSP you can earn during Sale A Bration!
I've created a video tutorial so you can see how easy and fun this design is to make.

I'm giving a pack of this paper away for FREE! How? Make sure you watch the video all the way to the end!!



A few closeup shots...


Stamps: Gnome, Sweet Gnome c-126537/w-126535,  Occasions Alphabet c-123598/w-117090
Paper- Crumb Cake CS 120953, Baja Breeze CS 111352, Everyday Enchantment DSP 126154 (only available when you make a $50 purchase)
Ribbon- 1/2" Poly Stitched Poppy Parade- 119263
Other- Big Shot- 113439, Big Shot Adhesive Sheets-120805, Label Collection Framelits, 125598, Color Spritzer- 107066, Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker 120973, X-Large Tag Punch 119866, Stampin Dimensionals
104430

 Have you seen the catalog yet! Click on the image below to see it!


Today's card was inspired by the following challenges:

Our Creative Challenge
 Do You Stack Up


If your interested in buying any of the above products and earning a free stamp set, paper set or embellishment set, please visit my online store!

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some BLOG CANDY!