Monthly Archives: August 2013

A little dauber will do you

2013_08_24DSCI0261 Today’s post is a fun way to create a background using ink and a dauber to randomly stamp spots.  Cammie combined two pieces of  Soho Subway DSP #130140 from the Stampin Up annual catalog to add even more fun to the dauber background.  To finish the card she added a whimsy expression from the Really Good Greetings #130333 stampset.

Give this technique a try and daub until your hearts content.

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Flipped Out over new product

2013_08_23DSCI0438 (2) I am so excited for the new Thinlit card dies that Stampin Up recently introduced at convention and are available for purchase. The dies come in 2 shapes a circle and a label and are so amazing because they cut and score a flip card in one step.  How fun is that?  For today’s card Cammie used the circle thinlit card die #133480with some very old Stampin Up DSP and brought this card to life! As an added bonus the stars and the thx are included with the circle thinlit card die.  The first picture shows the card when it is closed and the 2nd picture shows it open and flipped!  Super fun your friends will be impressed and think you worked really hard to create the master2013_08_23DSCI0438 (1)piece.

Below I have also added the flyer to show both the thinlits.Thinlits

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Basic Birthday

2013_08_22IMG_3556Happy Birthday to my BFF, Kim Morris from Collinsville IL!  Since Kim is one of my favorite people I wanted to use my favorite Stampin Up things to make her a special birthday card. I chose the Birthday Basics DSP #130145 from the Stampin Up annual catalog.  This paper is so fun and just screams HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I made the bow using my favorite item from the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog- Gift Bow Big Z die #129977.  This bow has changed my paper crafting in a huge way.  I use my large scraps and make bows for cards, scrapbook pages, gift wrap and other projects and it is perfect every time!  I finished the card with a hand cut birthday banner stamped using my favorite birthday stamp sets- Bring on the Cake #121958.

So here to a birthday full of Kim’s favorite things! 

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Mosaic Maddness-Guest Designer

2013_08_21Sherry_RiderIMAG0201423 I always tell my friends and customers if I get a card in the mail or if they want to be featured on my blog, the card or project must use mostly Stampin Up products.  Today’s card is just that, my friend and customer, Sherry Rider made a birthday card for her daughter and she used mostly Stampin Up products.  The card features the Mosaic Maddness stampset #130249 and the coordinating Mosaic Punch #131267.  Remember if you bundle the Mosaic stamp and punch you will save 15% (wood bundle #132734,clear bundle #132733).  Sherry also took advantage of the Chalk Talk bundle (wood #132731, clear #132730) to stamp the Big day sentiment from the Chalk talk stamp set #130634 and then cut it with the coordinating Chalk Talk framelits #129983 and she finished the card with Cherry cobbler Bakers twine #123125. 

If you want me to feature your card on my blog be sure to email me a jpeg pix to

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Summer Vacation- MDS style

It’s Tuesday so that marks another  Digital Download day. Be sure to check out  the  newest downloads  for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.

2013_08_20mwwlife_2_2_2-017Today’s layout is perfect timing to do a summer vacation page.  Although my MDS layout is from a vacation in the 1950’s in my mother-in laws book I made her for a tribute to her 80th birthday, the layout is fresh enough to be used on current summer vacation pages.

Stampin Ups My Digital Studio, MDS, is a fun way to do digital scrapbooking and the finished projects using Stampin Ups printing service turn out picture perfect every time.

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Yippee Skippee! It’s a rainbow

2013_08_19DSCI0364It is back to school day for the kids in Pickerington Local Schools and it is bittersweet for me because my son is a senior so it will be his last first day of school (college does not count). However, I am sure there are plenty of mom and dad’s doing the happy dance and shouting Yippee Skippee the kids are back to school and on a schedule.

Today’s post is a double  card post.  The cards are basically the same except the first one has flowered buttons that add to the cost of the postage and the second is a “mailable” version using flower punches instead of buttons. Both cards are super easy and fun to make using Cammies favorite stamp set from the Stampin Up annual catalog, Gorgeous Grunge#130517.  She stamped the striped image in a rainbow of colors  and then added the coordinating flower buttons (no longer available) or flowers punched from cardstock using  the itty bitty flower punch (no longer available).  Cammie finished the card with a sentiment from the  Yippee-Skippee! stampset #131344.


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Witches Brew DSP

2013_08_18IMG_3597For today’s card I used mostly all new products from the Stampin Up Holiday catalog.  The background paper and the Black paper strip are  from the Witches Brew DSP #132185.  The orange chevron strip is actually a piece of coordinating Witches Brew Washi Tape #132156.  The sentiment is stamped using the Tags 4 You #131823 and then punched using the coordinating label bracket punch #132153. I finished the card with a bow tied from black taffeta ribbon.

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