Monday, February 28, 2011

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: Sensational Seasons

Pin It Each month I participate in a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that features the special stamp that is only available that month. Using the links provided, you hop from blog to blog viewing over 50 ideas using that stamp set. If you came here from Vickie's Blog then you are on the right track. You will find the next link at the end of this post.  If you get lost along the way then you can view the whole hop list here.

Here are the images that are in the stamp set.  They are SO cute in person!

Here is my card.  It's quick and simple, so it is easy to duplicate and send out as your Easter card.  Enjoy!

Ingredients ~ All products can be purchased on my website or on your consultant's website.
March Stamp of the Month: Sensational Seasons
Sophia Level 2 Papers
Hollyhock Cardstock
Blending Pen
Stamp Pads: Hollyhock, Blush, Goldrush, Bamboo, Pear, and Gray Wool (for shading around image)
Stazon Black Ink Pad
Organdy Ribbon
Foam Tape
Microtip Scissors

Now hop on over to Wanda's Blog and have fun! Pin It

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sledding Fun!

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We received several inches of snow in Western Washington this last week and the kids couldn't wait to try out their sleds.  Luckily the fun outweighed the injuries!

Catchin' some air!

Mom is nervous at this point.
How can moms forecast what might happen?  That darn fence was in the way!
My snow bunny - SO CUTE!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kids Valentines

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These are a little late, but you can still use the ideas for just about occasion so I thought I would share it anyway.  If you haven't seen the tutorial for the M&M Stix, you can find it here.  My kids said these were a hit with their friends!

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Free, Free, & Fabulous!!

Pin It Do you like to create beautiful cards or scrapbook pages using some of the best products on the market?  Would you like to get a discount on the products?  Do you like to earn extra money?  Then be Free Free and Fabulous in February!  Please let me know if I can answer any questions!  For more information, check out my website!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Masculine Sweetheart Paper Card

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We made this card at my last workshop.  We used the back of the pink and red plaid paper (love the gray flannel look here!) from the Sweetheart paper along with the "A Game" stamp set and a retired Birthday stamp set.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pleated Flower Using Scallop Punch

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I love the look of this flower!  It is so easy too!  I used the CTMH 2" Scallop Punch along with the Miracle Papers to make this card.

Here are the directions:

  • Punch two circles using the CTMH 2" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Use a sponge and a dark ink pad to add color to the edges of the circles
  • Using the scoring blade on paper trimmer, score between every other scallop on both circles
  • Take one of the circles and snip down one of the score marks to the center
  • Take the other circle and cut it in half
  • Accordion fold the circle and one of the half circles
  • Add adhesive to each end-section and add the half circle to the full circle
  • To add the flower to the card, add Liquid Glass to the parts of the flower that will touch the card
  • I added a Pewter Decorative Brads to the center of the flower with Liquid Glass
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Washaway Beach

Pin It We took a trip down to the ocean and visited Washaway Beach near Tokeland, WA. It was pretty amazing to see the power of elements.  How great thou art, how great thou art.

You can see how the road washed away to the right.
The view is certainly beautiful!
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2" Scallop Circle Punch Video

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scalloped Flower using the 2" Scallop Circle Punch

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Here is another fun idea using the 2" Scallop Circle Punch.  Here are the simple steps to achieve this look:
  1. Punch a scallop circle out of cardstock
  2. Ink the edges using a darker ink to give it more dimension
  3. Cut into the circle every other scallop toward the center, leaving the center in tact (or tryi trimming each scallop)
  4. Use the bone folder to curve the petals similar to how you use scissors with curling ribbon
  5. Mount your new flower to another scalloped circle
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scallop Punch Carnation with February Stamp of the Month: Friendship

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I saw this idea on Melissa Laverty's blog and had to try it.  Please check out her blog for details on how to create this fun carnation using our new 2" Scallop Punch.  Here are a few samples that I made. 

Using Sweetheart Paper

Using Wings Paper
February Stamp of the Month: Friendship
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Liquid Glass
Finishing Files
Sweetheart Paper
Wings Paper
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Sweetheart Butterfly Card

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Here is one of the cards we made at my workshop last Saturday.  It could be a Valentine card, but it certainly can be for any occasion.  I hope you will be able to join me at my next workshop on March 12th at 10:00 am.  More information will be posted soon.

Item#    Description
G1017 Sweetheart Workshop Kit (papers and stamps)
Z2105 Black Ink Pad
Z2166 Tulip Ink Pad
Z2193 Cotton Candy Ink Pad
X5760 Cotton Candy Cardstock
Z2163 White Daisy Ink Pad (Pigment based)
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1392 2" Scallop Punch NEW!
White Daisy Ribbon (from Ribbon Round)
All can be ordered on my website.

  • The butterfly uses the stamp rolling technique where the butterfly stamp is inked with the Cotton Candy stamp pad and then the edges are rolled in Tulip ink, then stamped onto white cardstock.
  • The 2" Scallop punch was used to punch out a circle of black cardstock and every other scallop was punched with a 1/16" hole punch (or you could use your Piercing Tool)
  • The outer edge of the card and the black scallop circle was inked with White Daisy ink by just scraping the pad directly on the paper
  • The movement stamps were stamped with black ink after the ribbon was already added to the card.  That way I didn't have to worry about the ink smearing while I attached the ribbon.  It takes a few minutes to dry.
  • I used the bone folder to curve the wings of the butterfly
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Beautiful Rose Ideas

Pin It This new ribbon is so pretty in person!  Check out these cute ideas. (Double click on it to make it full-screen.)  You can buy the ribbon on my website here:  Designer Ribbon Pink Collection
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Quick Valentines

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Valentine Cards
Sweetheart Valentines Side View
Sweetheart Workshop Kit
Here are a couple of Valentines that we made at my workshop last Saturday.  We used the Sweetheart Workshop Kit (paper and stamps).  The card on the left uses the new Red Button Assortment and the card on the right uses a pink sparkle from the Red, Pink, and Purple Sparkles.  They are 3 1/2" x 5" and so cute and simple!  Did you know you can get 4 of these out of one piece of 12"x12" cardstock?  Here's how:

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kids Valentines Workshop

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Come join us for a
fun craft workshop!

Make these fun M&M Stix for your classmates, friends and family!

For: Kids (or the kid at heart!)
Date: Friday, Feb 11th
Time: 6:15 - 8:15 pm
Place: Angela Tutton's Home - Fircrest, WA
RSVP: Before Wed, Feb 9th*
Cost:  $15 for the first 10 M&M Stix and $5 for each additional 5

More Details: Parents are welcome to leave (ages 6+) or to stay and help. Snacks will be provided. One full treat is shown in the photo as well as other tag samples, but they will make 10 or more full stix.

* RSVP with the quantity of M&M Stix you would like to make. If you need to cancel, the supplies will be given to you to make at home. Payment due by 2/11 Pin It

Friday, February 4, 2011

I Made the Heart 2 Heart Top 10!

Pin It I'm so honored to have hit the Top 10 in the Heart 2 Heart Challenges!  One of the challenges last month was for craft organization and my craft room/stamp was recognized.  In case you missed it, click HERE for the link.

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