Saturday, March 28, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar - August

August's projects:
The pretty In Color Thick Baler's Twine
is another FREE SAB exclusive.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar - June

June's projects were so unexpected for me, 
but I love them!
I thought I'd go bright and summery,
but I really love the effect of
the white on the Crumb Cake.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar - March

These are the projects for March.
This is the new vellum you can get for 
FREE only during Sale-a-bration which ends March 31st!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar - January

My Birthday Bash class
was a hit.  It took us a little longer than
expected to get all 12 cards and 12 calendar
pages completed, but they all turned out great!

 Here are the projects for January.

The projects for February and April
are here.

More projects to come.
Order your own Perpetual Birthday Calendar Kit here.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Paper Pumpkin - Layers of Gratitude

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit came with these
fun, long Thank You cards
and little boxes to hold them.
The orange felt letters had self-adhesive so they were easy to work with.

I decided to cut the other cards into small gift cards.

I picked a word to go with each letter.

This card I made for my oldest daughter.
She's a senior in high school and had a very busy,
stressful day.  I put it in a little gift bag full of goodies
and left it for her at her school.

All the little notecards fit nicely
in these cute little boxes.
They are also the perfect size for a gift card.
Refills for this kit and many other past Paper Pumpkin
kits are available for current subscribers.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Something For Baby

Last week I helped host a baby shower for
our sweet friend Reka.

I love giving handmade cards as gifts.
I made this set of thank you cards
It has the cutest little stamps with 
coordinating die cuts.

For the party favors, I made these adorable boxes
and filled them with chocolate.

This is our new Large Kraft Journal.
In it I recorded the list of gifts and
all the guests wrote notes of encouragement and advice.
Reka has extra room to record her own thoughts, baby's firsts,
or to add photos.

The initial was made using our Simply Pressed Clay
I watercolored it with ink.

Here is the little gift card.

I forgot to take a picture of the shower invite, 
but you can see a similar version here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Berry Basket Die

Stampin' Up's exclusive die cuts are THE BEST!!!
This is the new Berry Basket Die.
It is super adorable.
You can die cut cardstock, DSP, or even chip board to create these sweet baskets.
I used the  free Sale-a-bration Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP.
The link takes you to our SAB catalog.  This is the last month
to earn these free products!!

The specialty DSP is white and has an embossed pattern that resists ink.
You can sponge any color onto the paper and the pattern appears.
I adorned the basket using the Butterfly Basics stamps
and Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wet Watercolor Crayon

Last month's technique for club was 
Wet Watercolor Crayon stamping.

You color directly on the stamp with a watercolor crayon,
spritz it with water, then stamp it.
Sadly, SU no longer sells watercolor crayons,
but you can get a similar effect using markers.
This little bird is from the free Sale-a-bration set
Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st!  
Don't miss out!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Stamping Technique Club Sneak Peek

Stamping Technique Club is tomorrow, Tuesday the 10th.
I love the projects and can't wait for you to see them!
If you are coming as a guest tomorrow,
please let me know by today so I can prepare materials for you.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Birthday Bash Class samples - sign-up ends Tuesday the 3rd!


When: MAR 14  9:30 AM - 12:00 PM at my houseBIRTHDAY BASH
Create a perpetual birthday calendar and a birthday card for every month of the year.
Class includes the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit from page 17 in the Occasions Catalog and a total of 12 birthday cards.
This calendar helps you organize your birthday list.  It's great to keep for yourself or give as a gift.  
Cost: $25
RSVP deadline with payment: March 3

February's calendar page

February's card

April's calendar page

April's card

Don't miss this fun and useful class!!