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Archive for February, 2011

Welcome Baby With Valentine Defined

Stampin' Up Valentine Defined Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Baby Card

Hello My Crafty Friends.  Happy Thursday morning to ya.  Today we are changin' it up a little on the bloggaroonie.  I must admit that I browse my favorite blogs every day for inspiration just like you.  I'm always looking for sketches.  I believe the sketch is the heart of the card and everything else is just toppings on the cake.  The card I have to share is a combination of several ideas that i saw yesterday.  It turned into a baby card.  We all need cards like these so we have them when we need them.  LOL  When you buy a stamp set is it presented in a certain way, but a good stamper can work with that stamp and use it in many different venues.  Take todays card, the stamp set is Valentine Defined.  I have turned it around and made it more versitale in my stamp collection by using the set in a different way.  Hearts are universal and can be used in may ways.  My color combo is Whisper White, Regal Rose, Marina Mist and DP from the brights collection.  I used the string of hearts and stamped it on my 3 x 3 piece of whipser white.  My sentiment is from A Word For You.  That stamp set is a great one to have in your stamp collection.  For a little added pizzazz I used the heart from Tiny Tags and punched it out with our small heart punch.  I hope I have given you a few tips today to help you see that you can work out of the box and expand the use of you stamps that you already have.   

SPREAD THE WORD. . .   Sale A Bration is in full swing.  Tell you family and friends about this one time Stampin' Up Event.  Or better yet send them my way.  I would love to talk to them about how they can get Stampin' Up stamps and accessories for FREE.  Place a $50 order or more and choose any stamp set or accessory from the Sale A Bration Mini.   This offer is limited, so start planning now.  Offer ends March 31st.  Earn even more by having a workshop or catty party.  Contact me for more of the deets.

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Valentine Defined,  Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Baby CardPAPER:  Whisper White #100730, Regal Rose #105130. Marina Mist #119682, DP Brights Collection #117155
STAMP SETS:  Valentine Defined WM #121941 CM #123057, a Word For You WM #117032 CM #120528, Tiny Tags WM #118091 CM #118592
INK:  Regal Rose E105211, Marina Mist #105209
COOL TOOLS:  Big Shot #113439, Polda Dotted Embossing Folder #117335, Small Heart Punch #117193
PRETTIES:  5/8" Marina Mist Satin Ribbon #119751, Vintage Trinkets #118764, Linen Thread #104199

Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  I have my material cut to start on a new tote.  Yippie!!!!!!!!  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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New Release: My Digital Studio Catalog

 EXCITING NEWS:  Stampin' Up is excited to announce an exceptional new resource for you and your customers–a My Digital Studio Catalog PDF. It includes all of the MDS software artwork (contained in the boxed-version) and downloads from the October 2009 launch through January 2011! The catalog gives a snapshot of the entire product line with artwork thumbnails followed by product details. Because MDS is regularly coming out with new artwork, the catalog will be updated every month and available to you and your customers on MyDigitalStudio.  What a great organization tool as well.  Now you can keep track of all your purchases and not have to struggle with "Do I already have that". 

 

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Sweet Summer Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Birthday Card

Welcome To SandiesKorner this Thrusday morning.  I'm excited for this week end I hear we are going to have warmer weather.  Boy we need it here at the Murphy house.  We have been surrounded by melting ice now for days.  It has been a challenge just to step out the door and take my adorable Goldie Girl out side.  Goldie Girl is a Goldendoodle.

I fell in love with todays sketch.  I saw it done on a much larger scale 5.5 x 5.5 but I wanted it to be a little smaller so I made mine 4.5. x 4.5 and it worked out very well.  My background is Very Vanilla, matted with Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz.  My next layer is what gives this card so much pizzazz.  My long strip is 1 3/4" wide x 3 3/4" long.  The other two squares are 1 3/4".  My focal point turned out just too darn cute.  I used the SAB set Sweet Summer, colored in my images with markers and then punched it with our 1 3/4" circle punch, mounted it on a 2" Scallop Circle and punch another 2 3/8" circle scallop.  Added some of our pretty Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon and viola' you have a great looking card.  Easy Peasy. If you need supplies to make this card please click on my Shop Now Button below.  

Supply List

Stampin' Up Sale a Bration Sweet Summer Stampin' Up Occasion MiniPAPER:  Very Vanilla #101650, Rose Red #102544, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Springtime Vintage DP #121782
STAMP SET:  Sweet Summer WM #121849 CM #123214
INK:  Black Stazon Ink #101406, Markers
COLL TOOLS:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, 1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850, 2" Scallop Circle Punch (NSU) and 2 2/3" Scallop Circle Punch #118874
PRETTIES:  SAB Ribbon and Button Pack #123529, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon #121884

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Thanks for stopping by this morning.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

 

 

Another Tote Bag Done For Christmas

 Stampin' Up Big Shot Tote Bag Stampin' Up Occasion Mini

Hello My Friends. . .  Welcome to Wednesday here at SandiesKorner.  I'm in design mode this week.  Getting ready for Stamp Club.  I need one more scrap page and then I can start cuttin'.  As I have mentioned before I am trying to keep on track for Christmas.  I have competed another Big Shot Tote that I would like to share. (I need about 16 of them) It's made from a group of fabric that I had sitting around just waiting to have something pretty made with it.  Over the last several years Stampin' Up as been offering coordinating fabric lines to match some of there designer papers.   In this years Occasion Mini you can find a couple of coordinating fabric lines.  Springtime Vintage #121817 and Sweet Stiches #121818.  Unfortunately I have not had a chance to purchase them just yet.  This year has been a little trying on my pocket book an all with the color changes that were made this year.  But don't you fret it is all coming together piece by piece.  LOL  Anyhoo, my tote today is a tad smaller than the one that I showed a couple lf days agao.  It has three squares across and down.  Really it's a perfect size to take to ballgames and such to hold your sunscreen and other do dads.    Tools to make this project other than your normal sewing items are the Big Shot #113439 and the Clear Scallop Square #115950. You can't go wrong when you purchase the Big Shot.  It is such a versatile tool.   If you would like to try your hand at it and would like to place an order please scroll down and click on the Shop Now ButtonWhile your at my shopping store you might want to check out the Clearence Rack and My Digital Studio Downloads.  They are forever changing. 

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the items you see on my blog please contact me.  Thanks for stopping by today and chatting with me.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles 

Create A Cupcake Birthday

Stampin' Up Creat A Cupcake Built A Cupcake Punch Birthday Occasion Mini Sale A Bration Mini

Welcome Friends, so nice of you to visit.  Have you had a chance to take a good look at the cute Create A Cupcake stamp set and it's coordinating punch.  It's in the Occasion Mini and it has great possibilities.  Today I would like to show you just one of them.  I used Poppy Parade as my base.  The card is cut at 4.25 x 11 and scored at 5.25.  I really like this direction better than the standard folded card.  It allows you to be more creative in your embellishments especially ribbon.  Next up us a piecie of Whisper White.  On top of my white I used some pieces from the Sunny Garden DP pack.  This pack of paper is so bright and cheery, it just speaks spring and summer to me.  And I'm sure you folks out there are looking forward to some warmer weather.  For my focal point I punched a 2 7/8" square with the Scallop Trim Corner Punch and Border Punch.  I stamped my images out on a piece of Whisper White and punched them out with the Cupcake coordinating punch.  I used demonstionals to lift my image up for some depth and embellished it.  My sentiment is from the set called A Word For You.  Check it out, it has some good versus in it.  My ribbon is a piece of 3/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon.  This is one of those sets that lets your creativity sore.  Be sure and take a good second look at the Occasions Mini.  There is so much great stuff packed into our Mini that sometime we are overwhelmed with goodness.  If you would like to make this card and are in need of supplies please click on my Shop Now button below.  If you have any questions on its construction please let me know.  If you're in need of a demonstrator and don't have a relationship with one I would love to help you with the purchasing of your supplies.  Recipe below:

Creat A Cupcake With Coordinating Punch Occasion Mini Sale A Bration Mini BirthdayPAPER:  Poppy Parade #119793. Whisper White #100730, Sunny Garden DP #119831
STAMP SET:  Create A Cupcake WM #121915 CM# 121982, A Word For You WM #117032 CM #120528
INK:  Poppy Parade #119782
COOL TOOLS:  Build a Cupcake Punch #121807, Scallop Trim Corner Punch #118870, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, (to jazz up my brads I used a 1/4" Hand Held Punch for my poppy circles, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack #116631/#105826)
PRETTIES:  3/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon #119767, White Brads #119736, Basic Rhinestones #119246

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Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.  Toodles

Springtime Vintage DP and Beautiful Butterflies

 

Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Stampin' Up Sale a Bration Big Shot Beautiful Butterlies Die Cut birthday card

Hello My Crafty Friends. . .   I'm trying to get my fingers on the right keys this morning.  Some morning are just like that.  LOL  Hope you all had a great week end and are ready to start the new week.  Today I have a pretty card to share.  Sometimes when I look at it it looks a little busy.  Tell me what you think.  I used the every popular Springtime Vintage DP mounted on some Pear Pizzazz and Rose Red.  I used a dainty doily as one of my layers.  You see them all over the papercrafting world.  It's a very cute touch.  Next up is my butterfly.  I used my ole' trusty Big Shot and the Beautiful Butterflies Die Cut.  My sentiment stamp is retired.  For a litle pizzazz I used some of the 3/8" Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon.  Easy Peasy card, you can make it in a snapl

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Don't forget, now is a great time to be earning your Sandy's Stars.  For every $50 you spend you will earn a star and when you have earned 10 stars you can select any stamp set from the current catalog or mini.  This offer ends in August.  During Sale A Bration you get the added benefit of more free stamps or accessories from the Sale a Bration Mini.  Click here to learn more about Sandy's Stars.  

Stampin' Up Big Shot Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Beautiful Butterfly Die CutPAPER:  Rose Red #102544, Pear Pizzazz #119795, Springtime Vintage DP #121782
STAMP SET:  Warm Words (Ret)
COOL TOOLS:  Big Shot #113439, Beautiful Butterflies Die Cut #114507
PRETTIES:  4" Doily (NSU) and Pear Pizzazz Ribbon #119265

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a warm and cozy day.  I can't wait to see some sunshine myself.  Happy Stamping  Toodles

Big Shot Crafty Tote Bag

Hello My Crafty Friends.  Before I started my partnership with Stampin' Up I was an avid quilter.  Material was everything to me.  But I soom discovered that paper is no different than fabric, you can never get enough.  When Stampin' Up introduced frabic into the papercraft world, it brought make many good memories.  Today I don't have a card to share but I do have a fabric tote to share with you.  Last year I came across an on line quilt store down in Texas that had some beautiful fabrics and of course I just had to purchase some.  So, today I am sharing with you that you can combine the two worlds rather nicely by using your Big Shot and Clear Scallop Square Die Cut.  WOW you can cut two to four layers of fabric at a time with the Scallop Square Die Cut.  It gives you a perfect scallop square and it cuts it like butter.  For my tote I chose the taylored look instead of the rag bag look.  I like the clean and taylored look it gives you.  Don't be afraid of sewing ladies, there are lots of patterns out there that anyone can follow and now that we are incorporating Yo Yo's into our cardmaking using fabric on our cards can take it to another level.  Stampin Up has introduced several coordinating fabrics, you can find them in the Occasions Mini.  If you have any questions please contact me, I'm only an email away. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I know it's a big day.  Super Bowl Day.  I hope you can take a little time out today and get some stamping done while the guys are rooting there favorite team on.  Take Care and Happy Stamping!!!!!!!!  Toodles

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Create A Cup Cake and Coordinating Punch

Creat A Cup Cake Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Stampin' Up Sale A Bration

Hello Friends. . . Today I have a new stamp set to introduce to you, it's called Create A Cup Cake.  And if that is not enough there is a coordinating punch to go with it.  You can find them in the Occasion Mini.  Now there's no excuse to not make some cute birthday cards.  My color palette today is Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, and Very Vanilla.  My design paper layer is Elegant Soiree.  I used a few Cool Tools.  Stampin' Up has a new Bigz Die called the Tasteful Trim.  It has several designs including the larger scallop border.  TIP:  If you don't have this new die you can use your slit punch if you still have it.  I also used the Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat for the circles  and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Oh yes, let's not forget the Big Shot.  A must have tool in your craftshop.  The little flower was punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.  My sentiment is one of the FREE stamp sets you can choose from the Sale A Bration Mini.  Inks were Peach Parfait and Soft Suede.  You could very easily turn this into a man card with just a few tweeks. 

Supply List

Create A Cup Cake Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Mini

PAPER:  Soft Suede #115318, Peach Parfait #119794, Elegant Soriee' DP #117163, Very Vanilla #101650

STAMP SETS:  Creat A Cup Cake WM# 121915 CM# 121982, So Happy For You WM# 121853 CM#123220

COOL TOOLS:  Big Shot #113439, Circle Scissors Plus #112530 (3.25 and 3.5" Circles), Glass Mat #112531, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch #118309

Thansk for stopping by this Saturday morning.  Have a great week end.  It's a big football weekend. The Super Bowl Game.  Which team are you rooting for?  I haven't decided yet.  Toodles

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Just Believe With Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist

Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Stampin; Up Sale A Bration Stampin' Up Just Believe

Hello Friends. . .  I don't think I have shared this card with you yet, but if I have here is a second look.  I just love how this card turned out.  My cardbase is Pear Pizzaz and I used our new Embossing Folder called Framed Tulips.  You can find it in the Occasions Mini on pg 12.  Great new folder.  TIP:  Be sure that it is correctly aligned in the folder, it does make a difference.  My next layer is Marina Mist.  I have not used that color much but WOW it sure does fit here.  I also used a piece from our new dp Springtime Vintage.  I just love that paper.  My stamp set is Just Believe and Well Scripted.  My last layer is a piece of Whisper White and a striped piece from Springtime Vintage.  I used my old faithful Scallop Trim Border Punch and added some silver bling.  Ribbon is Marina Mist 5/8" Satin and I used one of the buttons from Bitty Buttons and the matching punch.  I fancied up the inside with the same floral stamp from Just Believe.  If you would like to case this card and you're in need of supplies, please click on my show now button below.

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Sale A Bration MiniSale a brate now.  Gather up some family and friends.  Have a workshop of $300 and receive a FREE stamp set or accessory from the Sale a Bration Mini.  You can go on line or go thru me.  As a special thank you I will send you a free Hand Stamped By stamp and black ink spot.  If you have any questions I'm only an email away.

Supply List

Occasions Mini Sale A Bration  Just BelievePAPER:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Marina Mist #119682, Whisper White #100730, Springtime Vintage DP #121782
STAMP SET:  Just Beileve WM #116948 CM #120453, Well Scripted (Ret)
COOL TOOLS:  Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch #118309
PRETTIES:  5/8" Marina Mist Satin Ribbon #119751, Bitty Buttons #118761

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday.  Toodles

MOJO Sketch With Love Letter DP

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Mini Stampin' Up Occasions Mini MOJO176

Hello Friends. . .  Happy Thursday.  We're almost to the week end.  Yippie!!!!  Today I have a card to share with you using this weeks MOJO sketch.  I chose to do the round design.  I don't offen make round cards but something just told me today was the day.  LOL  I used Riding Hood Red for my cardbase and the every sophisticated Love Letter Desinger Paper.  What a beautiful pack of designer papers.  You won't be sorry for purchasing it.  I used my largest nestie for my scalloped circle and nested it with two more circles.  You were supposed to have a more definitive curve, but the rousching of my ribbon distorts the curve.   There are many videos showing you how to rousch your ribbon.  It's very easy,  You will need to use Red Sticky Tape for your adhesive.  Just start at one end and start turning your ribbon in an up then down fashion till you come to the end.  Some practice may be required until you get the look you want. 

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Supply List

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Stampin' Up Occasion MiniPAPER:  Riding Hood Red #111348, Very Vanilla 3101650, Love Letter DP #117162
STAMP SET:  Well Scripted (Ret)
COOL TOOLS:  Decorative Label Punch #120907, Heart To Heart #119881
PRETTIES:  Black Brads #119736, Riding Hood Red Ribbon (Ret), Paper Piercing Tool #116631 and Mat Pack #105826

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Thanks for stopping in today.  I love sharing my creativity with you.  Have a wonderful and safe day.  Toodles

So Much Fun With Sweet Summer

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Sweet Summer Stampin' Up Occasions Mimi

Hello Friends . . . Hope everyone was safe today, it was a heck of a day here in the midwest.  How much snow and ice did you get?  We're still counting here.

I have a cute and girly girl card for you today.  I just love the SAB set Sweet Summer.  Of course it is a floral what else did you expect.  I love black and pink together so I pulled out some Basic Black, Regal Rose, and Love Impressions DP.  It's probably hard for you to tell but my pink layer has very small polka dots on it.  It is from the Love Impression Designer Series.  I also added some texture using the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.  For my focal point I used Basic Black and punched the top and bottom with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, added a layer of Regal Rose and stamped a floral from Sweet Summer on Very Vanilla.  To color it in I used my Copic Markers (RV02, R32, YG23 and G94).  I haven't used them in a while.  No special technique just colored my images in this time.  These colors match very well with SU's cardstock  My ribbon is 5/8" Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon.  I added a little pizzazz to my ribbon my stamping 4 You from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1/2 and 3/4" circle punches.  Also added some sparkle with my Stickles and a little bling from the Basic Rhinestones Pack. 

How's your stamping going, I hope you can take advantage of Sale A Bration.  For you newbies, spend $50 in product and you can choose a stamp set or accessory from the Sale A Bration Mini.  Free Stamps, I just love this time of year.  If you would like to place an order or if you need some supplies to make this card please click on my button below.  It will take you right to my Stampin' Up store.  Easy Peasy!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE. . . I'm booking my workshops now.  If you would like to schedule an SAB workshop now is the time.  Did you know that when you book a workshop of $300 or more you will receive an additional stamp set or accessory from the Sale A Bration Mini.  Now's a great time to get FREE merchandise.  Don't worry, if you live out of my area we can book an email workshop.  Just gather your family and friends and I'll take care of the rest.  For more info please contact me here.

Supply List

Stampinup' Sale a Bration Mini Set Sweet Summer Stampin' Up Occasions MiniPAPER:  Basic Black #121045. Regal Rose #105130, Very Vanilla #101650, Love Impressions DP #121780
STAMP SET:  Sweet Summer WM #121849 CM #123214, So Happy For You WM #121853 CM #123220, Tiny Tags WM #118091 CM #118592
INK:  Black Stazon Ink #101406
COOL TOOLS:  Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873
PRETTIES:  Regal Rose Ribbon (ret), Vintage Trinkets #119764, Basic Rhinestones #119246, Stickles (NSU).

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can get some ink on your fingers today instead of a sore back shoveling your driveway.   We'll see what happens today, supposed to be very windy.  I'm afraid our poor trees are going to take a beating.  Take Care.  Toodles

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