Thursday, April 26, 2012

BAM Fundraiser Stamp Camp

Card #1 uses the retiring Upsy Daisy set. The card base is Riding Hood Red. We stamped the image in RHR ink on Blush Blossom dsp, retiring. The sentiment was stamped with a black craft pad, then embossed with vanilla scented ep, which is still available as a carry over item from the Occasions Mini. Then the paper is torn following the line of the flowers to add texture. The bird is punched from black card stock to give it a silhouette look and popped up on dimensionals.

Card #2 uses the Thoughts and Prayers set and a sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes. I wanted to have a masculine option and I thought this fit the bill. The designer paper is Twitterpated and works great with Pear Pizzazz and Basic Gray.

Card #3 used a retired set, Close As A Memory, and a wonderfully versatile sentiment set that will be retiring, Sincere Salutations. It was such an easy card to make with the eyelet border punch and taffeta ribbon. I like the Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy color combo. What are some of your favorite color combos?

Card #4 is from a simply sent kit and very easy to complete. You get to choose the Baja Breeze or the Cherry Cobbler version.

Card #5. The lace border punch is retiring. I can't wait to see what new punches SU has in store for us!

These are the cards we made at my fundraiser last Thur and this past Mon. I am donating the class fee and 20% of orders placed those two days to Build A Miracle. We raised over $100.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the cards! Mary

Congrats Rhett! Retiring Merchandise Update


This is the card I made for my nephew who is getting confirmed. I smudged the sentiment a bit, but he's a 16 yr old boy and won't care. It went together very quickly because I already had the dry embossed card base and just needed to stamp/heat emboss the image and sentiment.

The finial press textured embossing folder is retiring:( The dove image is from a very old retired set, Victorian Frame, that I love to use. Don't miss the opportunity to get a retiring set that you really love!

UPDATE: Check out the retiring product. Go to "Promotions" on my website. Stamp Sets will be available until May 31, 2012. Accessories are only available while they last. SU did make a mistake on the list, though. The craft scissors and paper snips are not retiring. If you really want an accessory that's retiring I suggest you put in an order online. However, if you don't care too much and want to risk not getting it, I can place the order for you.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cheryl Cards

Hi all, here are a few cards I made with my friend Cheryl before Easter. I love the soft colors on the last card.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fresh Vintage, revisited

I really like the Fresh Vintage set that was available for free during Sale-a-bration. I made this last month at my friend, Cheryl's. It was her design and I like the colors she used (Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy). The Happiest Birthday sentiment is from the Occasions Mini which will end April 30th. The inside sentiment is from the main catalog which is retiring at the end of May.

Well, my nephew is getting confirmed this weekend, so I have too make him a quick card and get it in the mail tomorrow.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Monday, April 23, 2012

SUO Challenge

The current SUO Challenge is to create a card with a set from the current Occasions Mini (the catalog ends at the end of this month), or any retiring set. See the SUO link to the right for more info about this fun challenge.

Here I embossed the teacup image with whisper white ink and e.p. on bashful blue card stock; then I cut it out. The saucer was created by embossing the floral image from "Elements of Style" set in white on an oval of bashful blue cs and embossed with the Big Shot and designer frames embossing folder. The quote is stamped with Night of Navy ink on White cs, punched out with the tag punch, and "attached" with a piece of white Baker's Twine. Finally, everything is layered on a Bashful Blue card with a Night of Navy layer that was texturized with the stripes embossing folder and a piece of white taffeta ribbon.

Enjoy! Mary

Friday, April 20, 2012

Get Well Wishes from Kathy

Just have to show you this adorable card I received a few days ago. The photo doesn't do it justice, sorry Kathy. It almost makes me glad I had surgery! I am doing fine now and will try to blog more soon.

Happy Stamping! Mary
p.s. the Loads of Love (truck) set is retiring on May 31, 2012. See my side bar to see which other sets are retiring.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Don't you just love the sweet kids and bunnies on this card? I don't have this set (Heaven Blessed, p. 20 in the Occasions Mini) but my friend
Cheryl does! I made this at her house. Hope you enjoy your day tomorrow. I started making Easter cards, but haven't finished them yet. Maybe I'll get them done still and send hem out a little late.

Happy Stamping! Mary

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Are Summer Smooches?

I know you can't wait for the new catalog that comes out in June. Well, You can get product that will be in the New 2012-2013 Catalog right NOW!

You can get product from the Summer Smooches Suite all of April!

Please NOTE: The Designer Fabric Brads and Summer Smooches Décor Stencil are only available this month and will not be included in the 2012-2013 catalog.

125583 $6.95
125495 $16.95
125497 $12.95
125626 $7.95
125411 $9.95
125589 $6.95
125409 $10.95
129919 $17.95
129601 $9.95
125606 $32.95

Click on the link on the right to see more details and purchase yours today!

~ Mary

April Fools - Technique Cards

April Fools - I'm posting! I love the cards we made a couple weeks ago, but haven't had a chance to blog them :(

This card was inspired by a card we made at a demo event (ok, basically copied with a few changes because of supplies I didn't have!).

I'm proud of this card because I took an idea that my friend showed me (card opening in center and "held shut" by punched focal points layered on opposite sides of the opening) and made it my own! OK, I couldn't remember what her card looked like so I was forced to create my own :) That sticky note says to score the card at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"

I love this vanilla scented embossed card. I was inspired by the card on the last page of the Occasions mini catalog. I'm going to make these to send out this Easter, I hope.

Finally, the last card was one I designed for my Vacaville Shoebox Demo event. The dsp is embossed with the tulips frame embossing folder and then sanded.

Well, I'd add all the details, but my husband is on a business trip and I need to cook dinner! Maybe later, or if you post a comment asking for more info. I might just have to stamp later!

Happy Stamping! Mary