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Archive for January, 2011

Happy Birthday with Sweet Summer

Ribbon Share. . .  I received the order Friday and was able to get it ready this weekend.  I will try to get to the post office today. We are under a winter storm watch and if we get the ice that they say we should I might not get to the post office till later this week.  I'm truely sorry for the delay.

Stampin' Up Sale a Bration Mini Sweet Summer Occasions Mini

Hello My Crafting Friends.  Today I have a cased card to share with you.  I got the idea from Vikki Burdick over at It's A Stamp Thing. Thank you Vikki.  I changed the colors but the layout is the same.  Once again I used this very cheery color combo of Melon Mambo, Daffadil Delight and Old Olive.  It just sings doesn't it.  My stamp set is from the SAB Mini called Sweet Summer.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and filled it in with inkers and an aqua pen.  My ribbon is retired.  If you are in need of any of the supplies to make this card you can click on the button below.

Sale a Bration is a Great Time.  Spend $50 and you can choose any item in the Sale A Bration Mini for FREE.  We all like FREE.  Better yet schedule a workshop ($300) in my home or virutally (email) and you will receive another free stamp set from the mini.  You can't beat that.  Contact me for more details if you like. . or become a Stamping Up Demonstrator for $148.75 thats a 15% discount.  You can choose the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit.  Check it out and shorten that wish list.

Supply List

PAPER:  Melon Mambo #115320, Daffodil Delight #119683, Old Olive #100702, Watercolor Paper #105019
STAMP SET:  Sweet Summer WM#121849 CM#123214, So Happy For You #123220
INKS:  Melon Mambo #115656, Daffodil Delight #119667 and Old Olive #102277, Black Stazon #101406
COOL TOOLS:  3" Circle Die #122125, Scallop Circle #2 #113469, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Big Shot #113439, Word Window Punch #119857
PRETTIES:  Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon (Ret)

Thanks for stopping by and for all you locals be carefull out there.  12 inches of snow and  an inch of ice. . .  it will be dangerous out there, otherwise have a great day.  Toodles

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So Happy For You – It Makes Me Smile

OMG I can't express how much fun I have making papercrafts and being able to show you how they turn out.  I thank my blessing every day.  The card I have to share today just makes me happy.  Of course, its Sale A Bration time and Stampin' Up comes up with the cutest stamps plus we get them for FREE.  OMG  My cardbase is Melon Mambo, such a pretty pink,  I embossed it with our Polka Dot Embossing Folder using the Big Shot to give it some character.  Daffadil Delight is not a color I normally reach for, but in this case it just fits it perfectly, don't you think so.  My stamp set is So Happy For You and is stamped on Whisper White.   Not only can you get stamps for free but you can get accessories.  Here I used the Ribbon and Button Pack from the Sale A Bration Mini.  The ribbon and buttons are oh so cute.  I haven't got the matching designer paper yet but it's on the top of my list.  This card is super easy and sometimes I forget that clean and simple can be super duper.  Be sure and check out the catty for simple ideas when your MOJO is a little out of whack.  There are hundred of samples in our mini's and catalogs and I assure you that something will take your fancy.

Thanks for stopping by today, you too can have this cute stamp set for FREE, just place a $50 order and its yours.  I know it can be hard to choose but this one is a winner.  Have a great week end and I hope you can put a smile on someone's face by making them a card.  It will do your heart good.  Toodles

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PAPER:  Melon Mambo #115320, Daffodil Delight #119683, Whisper White #100730
STAMP SET:  So Happy For You WM#121853 CM #123220
INK:  Melom Mamber #115656, Daffodil Delight #119667
COOL TOOLS:  Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402
PRETTIES:  Ribbon & Button Pack #123529, Jewels #119246

Scrappin’ With Love

Stampin' up Sale a Bration Stampin' Up Occasion Mini

Hello Friends – – –  It's a busy and fun day for me today.  My friend is coming up from Sullivan to stamp with me today.  I have a scrapbooking page to share.  It is one that we did for this months club.  Melinda, this is for you.  Hopefully you won't have any trouble putting this toghether.  If you do please let me know.  The other page was posted a while back, click here and it should take you to it.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderdul day.

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Valentine Candy Box

Valentine Gift box Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Stampin' Up Sale a Bration

Good Morning To All. . .  Today I have a cute gift idea for Valentine's Day.  I found it over on Vikki Burdick's site.  Thank you Vikki.  She linked us to the original tutorial by Julie Davison.  I changed it up a bit to make it my own. This cute little box was made with the Two Tags Die Cut.  My paper is Very Vanilla and I added some texture using the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Then I made a belly band for it using Real Red and some DP from Love Impressions.  You can find Love Impressions in the Occasion Mini.  I dressed up my belly band by uisng the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Love it !!!  My Real Red heart is made with the Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit die and topped with a heart punched from the Full Heart Extra Large Punch. I wasn't quite finished yet.  I punched my owl from the Two Step Owl Punch and used some more Love Impressions DP for his little vest.  My handle was punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and adhered with two heart brads from last years Valentine Special..  My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I thought it needed a little more pizzaz so I punched a heart with some Real Red with the Heart To Heart Punch.  For my stuffing I cut up liittle strips of Real Red about 1/8" wide and used my Crimper, then scrunched them in my hand.  Added some Hershey's Nuggets and Viola' you have a cute Valentine Gift for someone speical.  Easy peasy!!!   

If you would like to try your hand at making this cute little box the items numbers are listed below.  Be sure to take advantage of Sale a Bration and get your FREE stamp or accessory from the mini. from the  

Paper:  Very Vanilla #101650, Real Red #102482, Early Expresso #119686,  Love Impressions DP #121780
 Stamp Set :  Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Cool Tools:  Two Tags Die Cute #115954, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Heart To Heart Embosslits Die #117332, Heart Punch #119883, Two Step Owl Punch #118074, Heart To Heart Punch #119881, Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335, Big Shot #113439, Crimper #101618
Pretties:  Valentine Brad (retired)

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Thanks for stopping by.  Sure hope you can get some ink on your fingers today.  Have a super duper day.  Toodles




MOJO Sketch Using Basic Gray

Happy Wednesday My Crafty Friends. . .  Well, did you enjoy the Sale A Bration kickoff.  I named some of my favorites, now it's your turn.  What did you like best in this year's mini? 

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Occasions Mini Two Step Owl Punch

Yeah !!!!  I'm early.  Today I have this weeks MOJO Sketch to share with you.  I had a few pieces of the Love Impressions DP sitting out and thought hey this is good stuff.  Colors are Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray.  The scallop circle is cut with the new Lacey Circles from Spellbinders. OMG isn't he just the cutest thing.  The Two Step Owl Punch is a must have.   I just love the string of hearts stamp in the Valentine Defined stamp set, it makes for a great background.  If you have used all your Basic Grey Satin Ribbon like I did, you can make your own by taking Whisper White and using a marker to color it.  Supply list below.

WANT TOO EARN SOME STARSWith the kickoff of Sale A Bration why not take advantage and earn some of Sandy's Stars.  Besides earning FREE Stamps and accessories from the SAB mini you can also earn a STAR.  You can earn a star by placing an order for $50 on line or thru me.  When you have 10 stars you can select a FREE Stamp Set from the current catalog or mini.  This offer is from me only and will end this August.  Contact me if you have any questions.

PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET.  With the start of Sale A Bration Stampin' Up is offering a 15% discount on the Demonstrator Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit.  Plus you will receive a Bonus Bundle ($50 value) which includes the Color Coach and Heart Punch,  Hobby and Career demonstrator are welcome.  Scroll down for more deets.

Supply List

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Occasions Mini Two Step Owl PunchSTAMP SET:  Valentine Defined WM #121941 CM #123057, Filled With Love (ret)
PAPER:  Basic Gray #121044, Pink Pirquette #111351, Love Impressions DP #121780, Whisper White 3100730
INK:  Basic Gray #109120, Pretty In Pink #101301
COOL TOOLS:  Big Shot #113439, Scallop Heart of Hearts Embosslit #117332, Full Heart Punch #119883, Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335, Owl Punch #118074, Modern Label Punch #119849
PRETTIES:  5/8" White Satin Ribbon (I took my Basic Gray Marker and made it Gray

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Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day.  Hope you can get a little ink on your fingers today.  Happy Stamping

Sale A Bration Is Here

Welcome To Sale a Bration

Stampin' Up Sale A Bration Mini

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The day has finally arrived, the biggest Stampin' Up Event of the year.  FREE stamps.  For every $50 you spend on line or with me you can choose a FREE product from the Sale A Bration Mini.  Here are a few of my favorites. 

  • Happy For You (never have enough words and the font is so cute)
  • Sweet Summer (Great Florals)
  • Ribbon and Button Pack (love embellishments, it's all in the detail)
  • Designer Seires Paper (great colors). 

Click Here And View All The Deets. 

CC SALE A BRATION Demonstrator Starter Kit Fill your wish lists and enjoy Stampin' Up discounts and benfits.  With the start of Sale a Bration, Stampin' Up is offering a new Demonstrator Starter Kit Plus a Bonus Bundle ($50 value)  Choose either the Standard Demonstrator Starter Kit or the Digital Starter Kit and save 15%  ($148.75).  With no further obligation to purchase or sell any further products you can sit back and enjoy all your new goodies till June 30, 2011.  If you wish to continue thru the next quarter you will be required to meet your minimum of $300 in sales (which includes your own orders)  There's no penalty to drop and the kit ships FREE.  If you have any questions please contact me here.  I'm here to help

As my special thank you, with every $50. order placed I will send you a Hand Stamped By Stamp and a Basic Black Ink Spot.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing part of your day with  me.  Once again let me thank all of you for your support and friendship.  I love being your Stampin' Up Demonstrator and look forward to hearing from you.  Questions are always welcome.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

Fun With Yo Yo’s


Stampin' Up Designer Fabic Occasions Mini

 Happy Monday To All My Craftin' Friends.  Last year Stampin' Up launched a new product line.  Fabric. In the new Occasions Mini SU has a couple of new frabric lines.  There are three coordinated designs and it comes in an extra wide fat quarter approx 28 x 18.  These fabrics can be used with your Big Shot and Dies.  Making tote bags, quilts and anything your imagination comes up with.  Using the Big Shot makes cutting fabric so easy and very percise. 

I was browsing the net the other day and came across yo yo's.  Michelle Wooderson had used a Yo Yo her mother made and attached it to a cute bag of goodies.  Yo Yo's are round pieces of fabric in various sizes and you can turn these cute fabric circles into cute ruffled flowers.  How you ask is this done.  Stampin' Up Designer Fabric Occasions MiniYou will need a needle and thread.  Give yourself enough thread so you are not fighting it when sewing your circle.  Cut the size circle you would like, the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower will be.  (SU now has a 3" and 3.5" Circle Die)  With the fabric circle in your left hand (wrong side of fabric is facing you) you start turning over fabric about 1/8 of an inch and start sewing a running stitch.  When you have completed going around the circle start gathering it up.  When it looks like you want it secure your little circle with a knot.  For the middle of your flower you can add some bling, buttons, pearls, brads or if you are really good at it and your circle is perfect you don't need anything. 

Stampin' Up Fabric In Occasion Mini

Today I am sharing a card that I made using these Yo Yo's as flowers for my card.  My cardstock is Early Expresso, matted with Very Vanilla.  Then I have a piece of Baja Breeze punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and I used a strip of Springtime Desinger Paper.  My little stem is from the stamp set Happy Together.  This is such a cute idea.   

To place your order for the new 3" and 3.5" circle die cuts please click here.  Item numbers are #122125 and #121811. 

Good Luck with your new project.  Don't expect perfection the first time.  Keep practicing and in no time you will be making the perfect yo yo's.  Send pictures.  Great fun. 

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me.  Have a wonderful day.  If you are a visual person like me go out and google yo yo's, there are some videos out there.  Toodles

Desk Top Calendar

Hello Hello. . Hope you are feeling mighty fine this Saturday morning.  I have a very cute desk top calendar to share with you.  I downloaded the calendar from Amuze.  This is so easy and quick and oh so cute.  I cut a piece of Marina Mist Cardstock #119682 7" by 10" and scored it at 5".  I mounted the calendar piece and for my snowman I had to dig in my retireds to find a size that I could use.  The retired stamp set is called Very Merry and it is a set of four Christmas stamps.  Then I got out various ink refills and my blender pen and went to work on coloring my cute little guy.  (Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red and Not Quite Navy) TIP:  Depending on what paper you are using begin coloring with a light touch and not too much ink on your pen.  If you are not using watercolor paper too much rubbing with your pen will make your paper pill.  Oh no!!!!  we don't want that.   I used my nesties squares and mounted him with a dimenstional.  There you have it easy peasy and it will set very nicely right on your desk top at home or at work.  I'm making one for each month in various themes. 

Stampin' Up Occasion Mini Stampin' Up Sale-A-Bration Mini Demonstrator Starter Kit

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE. . .  Sale a Bration is just around the corner.  For every $50 you spend you can then choose any one item from the Sale a Bration Mini for FREE.  If you are like me and I WANT IT ALL, now is the time to schedule a workshop.  Invite your family and friends over for a nice afternoon of fun.  When your order reaches $300 you can select another item from the mini for FREE.  Everybody likes FREE.  A great way to add to your stamping collection.   Pass the word around, you are a great advertising tool for me.  I truly appreicate it.

Thanks for stopping by this Saturday.  Have a wonderful day and week end.  Happy Stamping

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What’s A Lady To Do – Eat Chocolate

HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY Everyone. . .  My son and I got the snow shoveled off the driveway this morning and OMG we might get some more before I even get the car out of the garage.  LOL  Thinking Spring!!!!! 

A special shout out goes to all the Stamping Club members for braving last nights snowey weather.  Thanks guys for all of your support.  Without you there would be no Sandies Korner.  Oh no!!!!!!!!

Stampin' Up Occasions Mini  Stampin' Up Eat Chocolate

Today I have a card to share using this weeks MOJO Sketch.  The Stamp Set is Eat Chocolate from the Occasions Mini.  There is so much fun stuff in this years Occasion Mini that you don't know where to start.  Don't let that stop you though just dig right in and make those wish lists come true.  If you would like to make this card check out the supply list below.

Stampin' Up Occasions MiniSTAMP SET:  Eat Chocolate WM #121931 CM #122006
PAPER:  Basic Black #121045, Cherry Cobbler #119685, News Print Designer Paper #117166 and Jolly Holiday Designer Paper #117159
INK:  Basic Black #101179, Cherry Cobbler #119669
COOL TOOLS:  Scallop Trim Corner Punch #118870, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402
PRETTIES:  Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon #117285

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday and a wonderful week end.  Toodles

A Pretty Scrappin’ Page with Bold Blossoms

HAPPY HAPPY Thursday,..  We have a winter wonderland here today.  There will be lots of snowmen visiting our neighborhood in the next vew days. 

Today I have a scrappin' page to share.  It is one of the two pages that we completed at last nights stamp club.  I want to thank everyone that showed up.  The snow was just starting to get nasty as they left.  My cardstock is the beautiful Pear Pizzazz matted with a piece of Whisper White.  My stamp set is Bold Blossoms found in the Occasion Mini.  My first layer is the cute flower inked and punched with the 2 3/8" Scallop Flower, then a 3" circle and lastly the large scallop is from our Scallop Circle #2 Die Cut.  The rest are just layers of designer papers and a spot for journaling.  I can't wait to get some pictures on it.  Great spot for the grand girls. 

Stampin' Up Occasions Mini Bold Blossom Demonstrator Starter Kit

DID YOU KNOW. . .  Just five more days till sale a bration.  Spend $50 and you can choose any product for FREE from the Sale A Bration Mini.  This year is not only features stamp sets but cute and coordinating accessories, like buttons, ribbon, designer papers,  I can't wait to make my selections. 

DID YOU KNOW. . .  With any purchase of $50 you can earn a Sandy's Star.  When you have earned 10 stars you can select any stamp set from the current catalog or mini.  Just my way of saying thank you for your continued support.

DID YOU KNOW. . .  Starting Jan 25th Stampin' Up will be offering a New Demonstrator Starter Kit with a 15% Discount.  Plus you will receive a special bonus bundle valued at $50. for FREE.  Click here to see the bonus bundle products.  Contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by and chatting with me on this cold and snowy day.  I hope you can get some ink on your fingers today and relax a little bit.  Happy Stamping

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Bold Blossom Occasions MiniPAPER:  12 x 12 Pear Pizzazz119799, Peach Parfait #119794, Whisper White #100730, Designer Papers Sunny Garden #119831 and Springtime Vintage #121782
STAMP SET:  Bold Blossom WM 123232 CM 122232
INK:  Pear Pizzazz #119784 and Peach Parfait #119783
COOL TOOLS:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874, 3" Circle Die Cut #122125, Scallop Circle #2 Die Cut #113469