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April 2009

A Sticky Cuts class reject

This is one of the projects that I came up with for my Sticky Cuts class that didn't make the cut.  This one uses the Flock Together DSP and the Really Retro stamp set.  I used the fine glitter from the Galaxy Glitter set and added a Build-A-Brad to the center of the flower.


The colors are So Saffron, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery.  I really like the card but I liked the other four projects better. :-) 

I will be offering this class again in May so stay tuned for the date.

You can see my other projects HERE and HERE.

Thanks for looking!!


Last two projects from my Sticky Cuts Class

I posted the other two projects HERE.

The gals had a blast at my Sticky Cuts class this weekend.  I am going to add another session of this class in May so stay tuned for the date.

This is a bookmark and the stem is from Live Your Dream.  We placed two flower stickies at the top of the stem and covered them with different colors of glitter from the Supernova, Cosmo and Galaxy Fine glitter sets.


This project uses the Beautiful Butterflies die and the Big Shot to cut images out of card stock and the Sticky Pages.  We used the Great Friend set out of the Occasions Mini Catalog for the stamping.


We had so much fun, I hope you can join us next time!!!!



I almost forgot to list the winners of the prizes for those of you who ordered through my recent sale while I was in Hawaii!!

Here they are:

$25 Shopping Spree - Betty Ann J
Goody, Goody Gumdrops - Mary Jo T
Package of Fresh Cut Notes - Angela R
Decor Element for $20.95 - Susan L
60 sheet pack of 6x6 Patterns DSP - Denise F
Open End Envelopes with 6x6 card stock - Marla M
Forest Friends stamp set - Mary I
FREE pass to my Notecards and Pouch class on April 17th - Joyce R,
FREE pass to my Notecards and Pouch class on April 17th - Bev T
FREE Big Shot Class in April or May - Lynette H
I will be contacting you gals to get your prizes to you.
Thanks to everyohe who ordered, I really appreciate it!!!!

Lookie at what I did to my "aloha" necklace!!

We were given numerous pillow gifts during my Stampin' Up! trip to Hawaii and this cute little box was on my bed when I returned from the Luau on our last night. 


This was inside.


I love this necklace and this morning while I was working, a revelation came to me!!  The necklace is flat on the other side and would look super cute with our Summer Love rub-ons


Here I am wearing it!!


Doesn't it look great with this pink shirt!!  I think it turned out great so now I have two necklaces!!  WOO HOO!!!

Clock HERE and HERE to see other things I have embellished with rub-ons.


Corduroy Brad Share

I would like to offer you a chance to sample all 8 colors of our Corduroy Buttons & Brads.  You can purchase a sampling of all the colors for only $13.00!

corduroy buttons & brads

Colors include: Kraft, Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Everyone who orders a share will be entered into a drawing to win the Level 3 Hostess Set, Dream A Little
One share will get you a total of 24 pieces (3 of each color) of the Corduroy Buttons & Brads. 
This price includes the shipping to you.  
I will take sign-ups through April 14th and place the order on the 15th.  I am looking to mail out the shares the week of April 27th.

Corduroy Button/Brad Share

Super Cool Bookmark!!

I just received my Controlfreaks swaps and they are all just AWESOME!!!  This one in particular caught my eye.  It is a bookmark made by Yvette and I just had to know how to make it.  She used the Walk in the Park DSP and the Soft Summer stamp set, both in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Purchase any combination of products from the Occasions Mini Catalog totaling $40 and you can choose a FREEBIE from page 208 in the big catalog.


Here it is in a book.  The closest book I had was a Mercy daughter loves these books!!!


I took it apart, made another one and photographed the steps so I could make this tutorial for you becuase I know you will want to know how to make one!!!

Start with a 3x3 square of cardstock.  Place it in your paper cutter and score a small notch at 1 1/2 on three sides.  I drew in the pencil marks so you would have a visual of what was coming in the next step.


Then score from notch to notch to form a triangle


Fold these flaps down


I used the eyelet border punch to create the edge and then I did the same thing to a 3/4" scrap strip of Cameo Coral. I purposely made the strip longer than needed so I would have an easy time lining the pieces up.  Adhere the two together and trim off the excess.


If you want to add a piece of ribbon, now is the time to do it. 


I cut my ribbon to a point so it would fit in the space better.


Decorate the front as desired.  I used my Big Shot and the Birds & Blooms die with some textured cardstock to create the flower, I used the Buttons die for the flower middle and the Little Leaves die for the leaves.  The DSP is our new DSP called Walk in the Park and you can find it on page 9 of the Occasions Mini catalog.


Turn it over and place a piece of scotch tape over the flaps to keep them closed.  The tape is hard to see in the photo.


Cut another piece of card stock to 2 1/16 x 2 1/16 and cut in half on the diagonal


Adhere one of these triangles over the area where the two flaps meet to create a more finished look on the back.


Create a card front to slip it onto and give it to someone special. {smile}  I used some more Walk in the Park DSP and the New Oval All set with the coordinating Scallop Oval Punch


Here it is in action!!!!


I decided to make another one as they are just so darn easy!!!  This one uses the Urban Garden and Walk in the Park DSP.  It also uses a tag on the Matchbox die and a stamp from the Matchbox Messages stamp set. 


and here it is in action


Have fun making these, they are addicting!!!



Sticky Cuts Class this weekend

I have my Sticky Cuts class this weekend, both Friday night and Saturday afternoon.  Each attendee will receive a full set of the Sticky Cuts Sweet and a sheet of the Sticky Pages.  Here are two of the projects the gals will be making.

The first is a scallop card.  The big scallop was made with the Scallop Circle die and my Big Shot.  I applied the flower and leaf Sticky Cut to Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery card stock and then cut them out.  I peeled off the protective layer and smooshed the pieces into our clear Micro Beads.  The center of the flower is one of our NEW large grommets...pretty cool huh!!!  My initial was also cut with my Big Shot and our Serif Essentials Alphabet set.


Here is a side view so you can see the dimension.  The DSP is from the Tea Party pack and both of the circles were done with my Circle Scissor that tool!!


A close up of the beads.....I love this!!  I hope the gals will too. :-)


Here is another project they will be making, this one uses a Sticky Heart and our pink Chunky glitter from the Chunky Sprinkles set.  I applied the sticky heart to the 1 3/4" circle, removed the protective layer and smooshed it in the glitter.  I added a little Basic Gray around the edges to help it pop.  The greeting is from the NEW set called Oval All and the NEW Scallop Oval Punch.....more punches, I can never get enough!!  I ran the Pretty in Pink strip through the Big Shot with one of my Texturz Plates.


I will post the other two projects tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!!


April Brings More FREEBIES for you!!



Spend $40 on products in the Occasions Mini Catalog and you can choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (page 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.

Hold a party with a total of $150 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page (page 208) in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. For every $150 spent at the workshop, the hostess will receive another "Under $10" item.

 Item Description  Retail Price 

Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit 


Birthdays Count Mini Note Kit 


Forever single stamp 


Beautiful Baby single stamp 


Birthday Wish single stamp 


Glad Friends single stamp 


Flowers in Silhouette single stamp 


Celebrations single stamp 


Elegant Thank You single stamp 


Gracias single stamp 


Fun Flowers single stamp 

*In Celebrando Creatividad, p. 28

Occasions Mini Catalog is Here!!

Today is the day you can start ordering from the Occasions Mini Catalog!!  Woo Hoo!!  There are so many great things in this mini catalog, you won't be able to help yourself.  I know I couldn't....LOL


Click HERE to view it online if you don't have a hard copy.

You can place your orders online via my website HERE.  Please note that you must order through my website to receive the best pricing as well as hostess rewards.

Today is also the day you can order our NEW Pop-Up dies!!  These dies are way too cool!!  Here is the Pop Up Three Tier Cake (item 116760 for $39.95).  It folds flat for mailing but when it is opened, look out, a 3-D cake pops up!!


We also have a Pop-Up Ball (item 116759 for $39.95)!!  Create a 6x6 card and when you open it up.....


This could fall out!!


This ball uses rubber bands on the inside to lay flat for mailing, how cool it that!!


Both of these super cool dies can be ordered starting today!!  Let me know if you would like me to place the order for you.