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Of The Earth

Hello Friends – Happy Sunday.  Well we lucked out and didn't get any snow here but I hear Kansas City got quite a bit.  Today I have a more modern flair type of card to share.  Of The Earth Level One Hostess SetThe stamp set is one of the Level 1 Hostess Sets called Of The Earth #115336.  I used Whisper White Cardstock as my base and built from therel.  Instructions are listed below. 

It's not too late to schedule your Sale A Bration Workshop. When you host a $150 workshop you will receive all the hostess benefit plus you can choose FREE merchandise from the Sale a Bration Mini.  When you workshop reaches $300 you will again be able to choose stamps for FREE.  I will have a special gift for the hostess plus we will make a few projects for your guests to take home.  You can have it at your house or mine, whatever is the easiest for you.  It's a sure win.  Contact me today!!!!!!!!

Supply List

  • Card base is WW #100730 cut at 5.5 x 8.5, scored at 4.25
  • 1st layer is Old Olive #100702 cut at  4 x 5.25.  I embossed it with the Elegant Bouquet #115964.
  • 2nd layer is a piece of Bermuda Bay DP #115684 cut at 2 x 5.25", I then used a piece of Bermuda Bay Ribbon #115610 to cover the seam .
  • Stamp Set is Of The Earth a Level 1 Hostess Set #115336 inked with Bermuda Bay and Old Olive Markers #116329/100079 stamped on a piece of WW  cut at 1.25 x 3.25
  • The flowers are matted on a piece of BB cut at 1.5 x 3.5
  • The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 stamped on WW and matted on BB and punched with the Modern Label Punch #116630
  • Added a little Bling to make it sparkle. 


This is a great looking card and it is easy peasy.  Happy Stamping!!!!  Thanks for taking the time to drop by today.  Have a great rest of the week end and I'll see ya back here on Monday.  Toodles

MOJO130 Butterfly Wings

Happy Saturday Folks and welcome to the week end.  I'm sorry for not posting yesterday but I had a wonderful day with my grand girls.  It was so pretty and we went to the zoo amongst thousands of others.  LOL  What a day.  The line was so long to get to any kind of parking so Murphy let is out while he drove around looking for a parking spot.  He found one 4 miles away, so instead of him trying to walk there he just hung out in the park and read a book.  Wasn't that so nice of him.  We love you Papa.  Today's card is this weeks MOJO 130 sketch. I just love it.  I struggled with it for a little while but I think is turned out terriffic.   My cardbase is Whisper While (100730), matted with several layers.  See supply list below.  I also want to thank all of you for all of your views on Thursday.  I had my biggest day ever 331 views for the Gift Card Set that is Work In Progress.  The colors are striking and I hope to be able to sell a few of those.  The next couple of days I am going to be tied up moving my daughter and the girls.  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a wonderful week end.  Try and get some stamping done.  It is great therapy.  Happy Stamping!!!!!!!!!   Toodles

Time is winding down for  Sale a Bration, be sure and check those wish list to make sure you have taken advantage of this once a year special.  Early next week I am going to show you something oh so cute that is coming in April.  I'm so excited.  It is soooooooo  cute, you're gonna love it!!!!!!!!!!

Supply List

  • Cardbase is a 4.25 x 8.5 piece of Whisper White, scored at 4.25
  • 1st layer is Taken With Teal #107090, matted with a Sweet Pea DP
  • 2nd layer is Scallop #2 Die Cut matted with a 3" circle cut from the Circle Scissor Plus #112530 with Glass Mat #112531, behind it is a small rectange.  The sentiment is from Well Scripted #118601
  • The bottom piece is from Sweet Pea DP as well, punched with the Scallop Trim Border (SAB #118402)
  • There is a piece of WW matted on Dust Durango  1.5 and 1.75" inch squares
  • Embellishments are 5/8" WW Satin Ribbon #114616 and the butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die in the Occasion Mini #118138

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Vintage Vogue Gift Card Holder Set

Stampin Up Vintage Vogue Faux Tearing Sale A Bration Occasion MiniHello Friends – Welcome to Thursday, just one more day and you can relax a little bit.  LOL   I'm going to share a project with you that is still a work in progess.  It uses the Vintage Vogue set (118598).  It will consist of a Card Holder and it will hold four custom envies and four handcrafted all occasion cards.  It will make a wonderful Mother's Day Gift or a special B/D Gift.  You see one of my goals in starting this blog was to be able to reach more customers.  So I need your help.  Please pass along my blog address to anyone that enjoys crafts and handcrafted cards. This is the internet and we can do business on line. LOL  I sure would appreciate that.  Also for you local folks I'm going to try and get in on some craft fairs.  If any of you know of some good ones and know who to contact please pass that info along to me.  My card today also involves a technique called faux tearing.  It is supposed to look like you have an extra layer of torn cardstock but you don't really.  These colors of PIP and RR are dynamite together.  I used Very Vanillafor my focal point paper and stamped my images with RR and Always Artichoke.  The words are from Whimsical Words which are FREE in the Sale a Bration Mini.  Be sure and check it out before the promotion ends on Mar 31st. 

I have ordered the Summer Minis for all of my customers.  It begins on May 1st if you would like for me to send you one please drop me a note with your address.  They are not available to purchase just yet but I will get them to you as soon as I can.  I would love to send you one only if you are planning to place an order with me.  Fair is Fair here and we are watching our pennies.  I'm sure you understand.  Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day ahead of you.  I have so much to do and don't know where to start.  I'm sure you are the same way.  Just digg in I tell my self.  Toodles

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The Special of the Month will also end on Mar 31st.  The Big Shot Tote is still up for grabs.  Place an order and I'll put your name in for the drawing.  Thanks

Happy St. Patty’s Day

Hello Friends –  There's just a little time left for you to take advanage of Stampin' Ups offer on the Demonstrator Starter Kits. 

Demonstration Starter Kit Sale  A BrationHere are some of the benefits you will receive as a Hobby or Career Demonstrator

  • Save 15% on the Starter Kit and choose a Bonus Stamp Set (valued to $47.95*).  Offer ends March 31st.
  • You can chose from Two Kits:  The Standard Starter Kit (Now $169) and Digital + Starter Kit (Now $157) offer over $295 in Stampin' Up! products and includes free shipping.  You can also customize the kit with your choice of stamp sets, ink colors and more (of equal or less value).
  • For your convenience you can Sign Up On-line and receive immediate benefits.  You will need my password Sandy Murphy.
  • Now is the time to fill that wish list!  Receive 30% off your first order of $150 or more plus qualify for hostess benefits. During Sale-A-Bration you'll also earn 3 free gifts with a $150 order (one for every $50 in product).
  • Enjoy 20% off every day.
  • You will be among the first to see and order new stamps and products one month in advance.  We like to call them sneek peeks. 
  • Workshops are not required and there is no penalty if you decide to drop and all the goodies are yours to keep.
  • To remain active, $300 in total retail sales is required per quarter.  This includes your own purchases and customer sales (based on retail prices).
  • Join now!  The end of the first full quarter isn't until June 30.  You would be guaranteed discounts and benefits until then. 
  • If your sales reach $300 by June 30, you remain active through September 30 (third quarter).  Your discounts will continue through the debut  of the new 2010-2011 catalog (July 1st).

CLICK HERE and JOIN MY TEAM and become part of my downline Sandy's Stampers.  We are a small group but we can offer all the support you will need  to take your stamping to the next level.   We are entirely virtual, no pressure and have great fun.  I would love to address any of your fears and concerns.  Email me with your questions.  For your convenience everything is right there on line, just follow the directions.  Click here

Thanks for all of your support and letting me be your Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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Blast Off with Fun Pun

Good Morning Everyone and Welcome to Tuesday.  Today's the day, we have a BLOG CANDY WINNER!!!!!  'First let me thank everyone for the kind and inspiring words of encourgement.  We had over thirteen entries.  I love to hear from you and get your thoughts.  The winner of the Blog Candy is
Megan and she says. . . . . . .

I have loved everything about Sale-A-Bration this year! But I think my ultimate faves are the clear mount stamps and the Sweet Pea DSP! :) Thanks for the chance to win! BTW, great card!

Megan please drop me an email at handysandyanmurf@yahoo.com with your address and I will get the candy mailed out to you.  You have 24 hours to respond.

Today I want to share a birthday card that I have made for my nephew.  He is turning one this month.  So it is a big, big party.  I chose the blast off stamp from the Fun Pun set (115054)  This is such a fun set.  It just about covers every occasion.  I chose the color combo of Taken With Teal and Sweet Pea DP.  I love the color combo of blue and orange.  I colored my image with Prisma Color Pencils and Gamsol.  Fun PunThe ribbon in Dusty Durange turned on the opposite side.  Thanks for stopping in today.  I hope you enjoy the card.  I have alot to do in the next few days getting ready for my monthly stamp club which is tomorrow.  Hi Girls!!!!!!  Have a wonderful day and I'll see you back tomorrow.  Toodles

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Thinking of Spring – Happy Moments

Hello Friends – Happy Monday.  The sun is shining here and that's always a good thing.  Did you have a nice weekend?  I hope you allowed some time for stamping.  Fun fun thing to do.  Today I have such a cute card to share.  Awhile back after browsing the net I came across some cute cards using the ornament puch as a flower vase.  SHappy Moments Sale A Bration Mini tampin' Up doesn't have flowers in a vase, so I decided to try the ornament punch.  WOW I think it turned out so cute.  What do you think?  The sketch is from Jen's week end sketch over at I(heart)2stamp.  I started with a 4.25" square and worked from there.  Supply List is below. 

Do you want to take your creativity to the next level.  Well you can by joining Sandy's Stampers.  You have until March 31st to take advanage of this special Sale A Bration Stampin' Up Demonstrator Starter Kit (Standard $169/Digital $157.).  We are a small group but packed with ideas and we would love to have you as a Hobby Demo or a Career Demo.  Anyhoo it's a great way to receive lots of Stampin' Up products and fill those wish list items.  To start earning your 20% all you need to do is click here and follow the instructions on line.  My password is sandymurphy.  Think about it, we would love to have you near or far.  I'm here to help if you have any questions.   Thanks for stopping by, have a great Monday, I'll see ya tomorrow.  Toodles

SuppliesYou Will Need

  • Card base is 4.25" square in Rose Red (102544).
  • I used my Circle Scissors Plus and Glass Mat (112530/112531) to cut a 3.5" circle and used the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder (Holiday mini)
  • Next layer is a 1.75" strip of WW (100730), mated with a piece of Sweet Pea DP (117161)
  • I cut my Scallop from the Scallop Circle #2 (113469) in Rose Red and matted it witha a 3" circle of WW. 
  • Stamp set is Happy Moments (FREE SAB) (119125) with Black Stazon (101406), colored them with PIP, LL, CC, and RR Markers    
  • I punched my vase with the Ornament Punch (Holiday Mini) and cut the bottom off for the vase.  Attached a pretty PIP bow and stamped the sentiment from Tiny Tags (118592) and punched with the Medium Jewelery Tag Punch (117190)  Have fun!!!!

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There's still time to get your name in the drawing for the Special of the Month.  A Big Shot Tote with fabric flower pin.  Good Luck!!!!!!!!

Easter Fun with Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry

Hello Friends –  Are you having a nice Sunday afternoon?  Don't forget to spring forward your clocks.  We lose an extra hour of sleep but WOW I love the extra daylight.  Don't you?  Today I have a scrapbooking page to share with you.  You can use it for Easter or Spring.  Ok, just use it for whatever suits your fancy.   The colors are Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry 12 x 12 texured paper #115538.  So pretty together.  The Stamp Set is Garden Whimsy #113502.  This set is one of my all time favs.  The scallop border was done with the Slit punch #104388. I used the Scallop Square Bigz clear die #115950 and the Big Shot #113439.  For the circle I used our Circle Scissor Plus #112530.  A great tool to have, it will cut any size circle lickity split from 1 to 6 inches in diameter.  Whaa Hoo!  I stamped my letters with a retired stamp set and used Floral Fusion Sizzlits Die #115969 for the letter O.  The designer paper is from the So Saffron pack #112152  I stamped the tulips in Melon Mambo, Crush Curry and Pretty In Pink.  The stems are Always Artichoke and the butterfly was punched with the Butterfly Punch #116629 in deisgner paper.  That's all folks easy peasy.  Thanks for stopping by today have a great Sunday afternoon and I'll see you back here tommorow.  Toodles

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Don't forget about the Special of the Month.  You still have a chance at winning the Big Shot Tote Bag pictured above.  You have till Mar 31st to place your order and enter the drawing.  Good Luck!!!!!! 

Primsa Color Pencil Workshop

Hello Friends – Welcome to the week end.  We had our Prisma Color Pencil Workshop last night.  Thanks everyone for your participation.  Eight ladies completed four cards and got to destress by coloring eight images.  Well, it was supposed to work that way.  LOL  Today I am sharing our workshop cards with you.  For a better look click on picture.  Prisma Color Pencil WorkshopFirst off is our little Tess all blinged out in her glittered jeans on her way to her next workshop, our spring card, nothing says spring more than a basket full of tulips.  Are you ready of Spring?  Silly question.  Next is our masculine birthday card with packages pilled high and last but not least is our beautiful all occasions floral card dressed in hot pink.   Thanks for dropping in today, hope you have a fun and safe week end.  If you haven't tried coloring with pencils I highly recommend it especially if you like to color and fuss.  Take care.  Toodles

There's still time.  18 shopping days left till the end of Sale a Bration for this year.  There are three ways to take advanage of this one time a year sale.  1.  Spend $50 and choose any one item from the Sale a Bration Mini for FREE (includes 80+ sets from the catty).  2.  Gather friends and family and have a workshop and earn even more FREE stamps and product and.  3.  Join Sandy's Stampers I WANT IT ALL  demonstrator starter kit and save 15% right off the top, plus an additional 30% on your first order and you will be able to pick any stamp set from the current catty for FREE.  Saving money is a good thing.   

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Hello Baby

Good Morning Friends –  Welcome to Friday.  I have a short post for you today.  I have a lot of thngs to get done today.  My Prisma Color Workshop is tonight and I need to finish up and get ready.  Teeny Tiny WishesThe card I have to share is a sweet one.  I have seen several floating out there on different blogs that I browse.  I had to use my nesties for this one but Stampin' Up does have the large Scallop Circle #113468, I just don't have that at this time. It will make your bib a little larger.   My base is So Saffron #105118 and matted with So Saffron DP.  I used the Wide Oval Punch for the neck opening and the Large Oval Punch and the Scallop Oval Punch for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370.  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope to see you back here tommorow.  P.S. If you decided to make one of these bibs be aware that is it difficult to punch the neck opening all at one time.  I had to do it in stages.  WW and VV are a little thinner and might be easier to punch.  Have a great day.  Toodles

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Good Morning My Friends –  I sure hope your day is starting off well.  As promised it is now time for A BLAST FROM THE PAST.  Doesn't that sound fun.  I was able to scrounge up a few stamps sets from the past.  They are Spring Solitude and Botanical Blooms.  The are not brand new but just slightly used.  I'm sure there is someone out there that would like to have these lovely sets.  I also have for you a 6 x 6 pack of Designer Paper.  You can never have too much paper.  Yahoo!!!!!!!!  

For the first time this year Stampin' Up is offering 80+ free stamp sets to choose from during the Sale A Bration Promotion.  My question to you, what's your favorite Sale A Bration set or item from this years Sale a Bration Mini.

Please leave me a comment at the end of the post on what you liked the best during this years Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Promotion.  I will post the winner of the BLOG CANDY on Tuesday morning.  NOTE:  I only ship in the U.S.

Also don't forget if you would like to have your name entered in the drawing for the BIG SHOT Tote at the top of my blog be sure to have your order placed no later that the evening of March 31st.  GOOD LUCK!!!  It is so cute.  Click Here to place your Stampin' Up order online.

Todays card is the last one of the series for the set For All You Do.  My card base is Kraft #102125, matted with Rich Razzleberry #115316, then matted again with Cottage Wall DP #115671.  For All You Do Sale A Bration Blog CandyStamp Set is For All You Do #115360.  My ink is RR stamped on WW #100730 and punched with the 1 3/8 square punch #103375.  I punched a Scallop Square with our new Scallop Trim Border #118402 from the SAB mini.  (YOU CAN GET THIS FREE WITH A $50 ORDER) and the Scallop Trim Corner Punch #118870.  I decorated the inside of my card with a piece of WW.  Thanks for stopping by today,  Have a great day.  See ya back here tomorrow.  Toodles