Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scallop Dress #2

Paper: Regal Rose, Pink Flamingo DSP
Accessories: Button Bouquet, Scallop Circle Bigz Die

cased from Lene'e
a big Thank You for sending me your dress template!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cookie Monster

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Circle Die, 3/4 Circle Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, Glass Mat

Cased from Stephanie

Friday, May 29, 2009

BIG SHOT Stamp Camp

Tomorrow is May Stamp Camp and we are working with ......

The Sizzix Big Shot!

With the Big Shot you can cut over 50 different material types and duplicate creative and intricate designs quickly and easily.

Stampin’ Up! has designed exclusive dies that coordinate with current Stampin’ Up! product lines--such as stamps and punches--as well as Sizzix dies that coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! look and feel. Check it out!!!

It's Elmo!

Paper: Cardstock - Tangerine Tango, Going Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black, More Mustard
Accessories: Big Shot; Scallop Circle Die; Circle Scissors Plus; Glass Mat; 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 1/2 Circle Punch

cased from Patrica

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Scallop Dress

Paper: Basic Black, DSP Urban Oasis
Accessories: Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die

cased from Lene'e

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Baby Bib

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Texturz Backgrounds #1, Scallop Circle Die, Wide Oval punch, Eyelets, Blue Gingham Ribbon

cased from AngelinYTH

Summer Fun Hostess Promotion

I wanted to let you all know about a super exciting promotion for June Hostesses.

Dates: June 1-30, 2009

Promotion Details:

The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:

  • Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
  • Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Circle Scissor Plus

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Pastels, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, Vintage Brads

Stampin Up! Now on YOUTUBE!

Wow! Some great Videos! How to do your favorite crafting projects!
Check it out!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quilt Top Note Card

Stamps: Priceless
Paper: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Georgia Peach DSP (retired)
Ink: Regal Rose
Accessories: Top Note Die with Big Shot, 1-1/4 Inch Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

cased from Karen

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Love Always

Paper: Walk in the Park, Whisper White, Basic Gray
Accessories: Whisper White, Taffeta Ribbon, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Friday, May 22, 2009

Watercolor Flower Tote

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Old Olive, Shimmery White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Barely Banana, Cameo Coral, Pretty in Pink Refill Ink, Versamark
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Regal Rose Grosgrain, Yellow Fire Square Rhinestone Brad, Top Note Die, Aqua Painter, Watercolor Technique

cased from Kerin

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Flying to San Fran for the long weekend.....

Bleaching Technique

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Kraft, Basic Gray CS, Urban Oasis DSP
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain, bleach

cased from Stacey

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Chicago Green Festival

I checked out the Green Festival at Navy Pier on Saturday where over 350 diverse local and national green businesses showcased their products.

Don't we just have the BEST city line?!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


It is hard to believe the release of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog is getting closer (July 1). Stampin' Up! is going to a single, annual catalog (rather than twice a year) with 3 smaller catalogs offered throughout the year introducing new stamps and hostess sets.

Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp List will be posted on June 1. I am still waiting to hear on the release date for the Retiring Accessories List. The In Colors will be replaced with six new trendy colors (for another year).

Don't Forget!
Your favorite designer papers using the current In Colors or the In Color Textured Card Stock, will be retiring June 30. If you covet these colors, be sure to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Promotion on Designer Paper and Textured Card Stock. Offer ends May 31!

NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog!!

Do you want your NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog in June!!???

Guess what.. demonstrators have the opportunity to receive their NEW (July 2009) catalog the first week in June!! It will arrive with the first order we place in June!!

So, if you are not a demonstrator yet, but want that new catalog in your hands in June, I'd love to talk to you about becoming a demonstrator, so that you can place your FIRST order (at 30% OFF) in June and receive that new catalog in your order!!!!

CLICK HERE to read the details about signing up for only $75 in May and to read the PERKS of being a demonstrator and a member of my StampingOnTheLakefront group!

There will be new "sneak peek" sets available to order on June 1st, too... so it's a great time to order and get that new catalog too!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flowers from Occasions Mini

Ever wonder how to make the flowers found on pg 9 of the Occasions Mini 2009?


Download Pattern

This is just a pattern - here are the instructions.

I assume you just layer the different colors of paper.

Have fun - can't wait to see your creations!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stampin' Up! New Catalog Sneak Peek!

The June issue of Creating Keepsakes features a die-cut favor box made with the new Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Bigz XL die from the upcoming 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

NOTE: This product is not yet available. However, it's always fun to get a sneak peek for what's to come. This amazing product along with many more new Stampin' Up! products will be available for purchase on July 1, 2009, when the new Idea Book & Catalog is released. As a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, I will be able to order and try out a few new products in exciting!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Masculine Birthday Card

Stamps: On Your Birthday
Paper: Manchester DSP, Always Artichoke
Ink: Basic Black

Friday, May 15, 2009

Flowerpot Card

Stamps: Good Friend, Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Certianly Celery,
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Eyelet Border Punch

To make the flower pot:
STEP 1: The pot is cut 8 1/2 by 3 1/2 and scored at 3 1/2 and 7. Fold you card “V” fold style.
STEP 2: Lift the 2” flap. Measure 1/4” in on
the bottom fold and trim to the edge of the
STEP 3: Punch top edge and fold down.
secure with adhesive

INSERT: Make sure You measure the complete length of your insert to be 5-1/2 tall. if you place the flowers to high it will not fit in the envelope.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Long Beach Weekend

Here are some pixs from my weekend with the cuzs:

I went to Catalina Island and saw some dolphins

Catalina Island

Kate making a fish face

Kate's birthday hat

Ben and his hula hoop

Saturday am we went to Kate's Tball game - isn't she cute??

Kate showing off her face makeup from her friend's bday party

Ben is actually smiling!!

Paisley and Ben flying a kite

Paisley and Kate flying a kite

They are all flying a kite!

Ben is trying to hold on but he enjoyed lets it go and watching everyone run for it.

Jesse, Kate and Ben getting some water for their sand castles

Hey Ben!

Kate and her glorious kite