Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another CASED card!

I seem to have lost my mojo lately and I've been trying to find it.  In the meantime, I've been "CASEing" some cards in hopes to get it back.  Now, when I case a card, I still usually find ways to change it up to make it my own so it's normally not a straight copy of the original.

The original card was created by Beatriz Redd and normally I would link up to her blog here with the original card but I don't know her blog and I have tried finding it.

So, I just wanted to share with you today my version.  Hope you like it!

Supplies Used For This Card:

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, Real Red Cardstock, Pretty In Pink Cardstock

Ink:  VersaMark, Real Red Classic Ink

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1/8" Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets: Valentine Defined

That's all for today!  I do hope to get that mojo back and start creating more projects to share with you.  Thanks for passing by...


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Stamp Club Projects

Yesterday, I had my first Stamp Club meeting for the year.  We took a break in December so we just met up again yesterday.  I soo missed my Club ladies.  It's always fun crafting with them. 

Here are the 2 projects that we made.


I got the inspiration for the milk carton dies from the swap card that I got from Heather Dean.  For the card, I got the inspiration from Becky Roberts.  I just changed it up a bit.

Sale-a-bration started today so if you would like to place an order or host a workshop, please let me know so we can schedule it.

Thanks for stopping by today...


Sunday, January 23, 2011

UStamp Card Swap

I finally decided to join my very first swap and I must say the experience was awesome!  UStamp had a Swap Around The World just recently for the Year End Blow Out Event.  This swap was between the designers and I was paired up with Heather Dean.  We were supposed to make 3 of the same cards, 1 to send to our partner designer and 2 to be sent to Dawn.   The 2 that were sent to Dawn was to be sent to one member of the UStamp as a grand prize and one will be for one designer who wins.  So the winner was to receive ALL of the great creations of the designers.  SUPER COOL right?   Well, what's even cooler is that I actually won the designer prize!  I am totally excited to receive my package now.

Today, I wanted to show you the card that Heather Dean sent me.  I really really love this card.  It was so pretty and the color combo was amazing. 

 This is the inside of the card.

If you want to see the card that I sent Heather, please click here.

I am still waiting for my package from Dawn but when I receive it, I will take pictures of all the beautiful cards made by the Designers of UStamp and post it here.  I have also decided that the card I made that I will get back, I will offer as a blog candy here along with other goodies.  So watch out for that!

Again, thanks for passing by.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

UStamp: Year End Blow Out - My Second Project Is Up!

Yesterday, my second project with UStamp:  Year End Blow Out went live!  It is called Baby Blossoms Build-A-Bear Boutique.  This project was made with lots of love, patience and time.  Again, this project uses a full 12 x12 sheet of paper with nothing left over as this was the theme for this round.

If you would like full detailed instructions on how to make this project along with 40+ other amazing projects, please visit the UStamp Site by clicking here.  It will take you to the site where you could register for this event.

 Close up of the Build-a-Bear Boutique
    This is the matching Baby Blossoms Card with Envelope 
There are so much more little details to this project but this is all I am allowed to post.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm Flattered!!!

A couple of days ago, I woke up to a really nice e-mail from my friend and fellow UStamp Designer Jamie Adcock awarding me with the Stylish Blogger Award.  I haven't been such a good blogger but I'm glad that I have inspired others with my creations even though I don't post as often as I would like.  Jamie, thanks so much for this.  You certainly made my day!

There are a couple of things I need to do for accepting this award.  First, I need to tell you 8 things about myself that you may not know. So, here goes:

1.)  I'm a perfectionist when I'm crafting that it takes me forever even for just one card.  I try not to be so hard on myself but I just can't help it.

2.)  I can't create anything without my trusty ruler (it needs to be clear so I can see better!).

3.)  I'm a big procrastinator.  I do everything so much better under pressure then I regret that I took my sweet time and wish that I had more time!

4.)  I can speak English, Tagalog and Japanese and understand a little bit of Spanish.

5.)  I still love love love Hello Kitty!  Living in Japan makes it easier for me to get stuff that I love.

6.)  I can't swim, drive a stick shift car or draw a decent picture to save my life!!!

7.)  I don't like to eat anything raw!  Not even vegetables, thus, I don't like eating salads.

8.)  I love anything with butterflies and hearts!

Now I have to pass this award onto 8 other "Stylish Bloggers".  There are a lot that had inspired me over the past few months so it will be hard to narrow it down but here are my choices:

Whew!  That was a tough one.  There are a lot of blogs that I visit daily for inspirations but these are just a few that I have loved browsing lately.  If you have a few minutes, please visit them to see how wonderful their creations are and be inspired just like me!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Friends Never Fade Thank You Card

Today, I want to share with you a card that I designed and created for one of my workshops using the Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die.  I normally don't like the color yellow but when the color Daffodil Delight came out, it became one of my favorites.  It's just so bright and cheery that it makes my cards vibrant.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the stamped image from the "Friends Never Fade" Stamp Set.

*Creative Tip:  Before adhering the butterfly with the Stampin' Dimensionals, close the card first.  This way, you can be sure where the butterfly will line up and it's easier to center it.

Supplies Used For This Card:

Paper:  Whisper White 12x12 Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Greenhouse Gala Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, Daffodil Delight Classic Ink

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Movers & Shapers Curly Label Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Curly Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Just Believe Clear Mount, Friends Never Fade Clear Mount

Hope you enjoy today's card.  I enjoy and read all of your comments so please feel free to drop me a line.


Monday, January 10, 2011

UStamp: Oh My Word! Edition 2011

Don't miss a day of the LIVE FUN!! 
Opening Day Invites go out February 11, 2011
Last Project posted March 3, 2011
Early Birds SAVE $5
a chance to win a
$100 Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree!!
Early Bird Pricing ends January 14th.
Join us now for only $19.99

Early Bird Shopping Spree Drawing:

Everyone that registers for Early Bird Pricing will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 2 Stampin' Up! Shopping Sprees valued at $100 each!!
Winners will be announced Monday, January 17th.

Join us for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Oh My Word!! Edition 2011!! Every project will have something to say and you will want to be there to hear all about it!!

I am especially excited to announce that for the very first time, UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! will be showcasing every single project with at least one word. Sometimes a single word says it all and sometimes several words are the right fit. Big words, little words and everything in between...come and be inspired by projects that speak to all of us and get your creativity soaring!!

The Occasions Mini Catalog, Sale-a-bration Brochure and IB&C Hostess Products as well as some other seasonal catalog favorites, take Center Stage for this event!! Talk about FUN!! This is going to be another CAN NOT MISS Event that everyone will be tallking about!!

Do I really need to say again how much Color Combo's ROCK??!! I know, you know!! Why change a REALLY GREAT thing, right??!! The Oh My Word!! Edition 2011 event will include a different Color Combo with every project and by the end of the event, ALL 40+ of the SU! colors will have been used in a project. 40+ different projects with at least one word, with 40+ coordinating cards & envelopes, with PDF's, in 20 will be bursting with inspiration!! We are talkin' reving your Creative Mojo to the MAX!! Seriously??!! This is a tremendous value that you CAN'T pass up!!

Don't we all deserve a few minutes of fun to help us re-charge and enjoy what we love??!! Of course we do!! One of the many great things about UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! is that YOU create when YOU are ready. LOVE the projects, but don't have time to make them yourself right away?? No worries!! The website will remain open for many months, ready when you are to create so you won't miss out

Here is what you can expect when you join us...

* 40+ Projects...every single one with at least one word!!

* 40+ unique Color Combos...using every single SU! color gets left behind

* 40+ co-ordinating cards with co-ordinating stamped/embellished envelopes

* ALL 40+ Projects include downloadable PDF with Photo's

* Designer hosted chats with LOTS of prizes

* Open Chat Room 24x7

* Gallery to share your re-creations

* A totally cool blinkie for your website/blog

I am so excited to announce that I will be designing for this round again as a Creative Crew Girl which means I have 2 cool new projects in store for all of you!

I hope to see you around in the chat room as I cheer you on to win some very nice prizes from Dawn!

Thanks for visiting....


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Build A Blossom Stamp Set & Blossoms Petal Punch

As promised, I will be showcasing some cards using some of my favorites from the new Occassions Mini Catalog.  A couple of them is the Build A Blossom Stamp Set and the Blossoms Petal Punch.  At first, I didn't think this will be on my list of "Gotta Have Items" but since I earned an incentive from Stampin' Up for a promotion, I decided to grab it.

I saw a card by Mary Fish that helped my decision to get these items so I decided to CASE it but changed it up a bit to suit my personal taste.  I added a few more of gotta have items such as the Pompom trim and the Vintage Flower Adornments.

Here is Mary Fish's version that inspired me for this card.  Hers was a 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" card but I decided to keep mine at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Supplies Used For This Card:

Paper:  Whisper White Cardstock, Pretty In Pink Cardstock, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock, Melon Mambo DSP (from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack), Window Sheets

Ink:  Melon Mambo Classic Ink and Old Olive Classic Ink

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Pompom Trim, Blossoms Petal Punch, Snail Adhesive and Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Mini Glue Dots

Stamp Set:  Build A Blossom and Create A Cupcake

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and watch out for more posts from me.  That's one of the things I am striving for this year is to post more on my blog so I hope to be able to do that.

See you all soon...


Saturday, January 8, 2011

UStamp: Year End Blow Out - My First Project Just Went Live!

My first project for UStamp: Year End Blow Out just got posted today and I wanted to give you a sneak peek.  This is a Meander Book and a matching card with envelope.  The book is a mini album that uses a full 12 x 12 paper for its base.  Lots of spaces to put pictures and journaling.

To learn more about UStamp and to sign up to this amazing event, please click on the link on the right side of the screen and it will take you to the sign up page.  There is still plenty of time to join the party and enjoy the 40+ tutorials, chats and prizes.

For this project, I used the Eat Chocolate Stamp Set that can be found in the new Occassions Mini Catalog and also the new embossing folder.  These 2 are just some of my favorites from the new mini catalog.

Hope you enjoy this new project.  Until next time....


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Occassions Mini Catalog Is Now Live!

The Occassions Mini Catalog went live today!  I am sooooo excited about so many things about this catalog.  My wish list was quite long.  I am sure you'll also find something you'll fall in love with.  In the next few days, I will be updating my blog with some samples from the new mini catalog.  

If you would like your free copy of the mini catalog, please e-mail me with your name and address.  If you are local to me, I can meet with you in person to give you your own copy.  

To view a copy of the catalog in PDF form, just CLICK HERE.
If you would like to start shopping online 24/7, just go to my website by CLICKING HERE

See you again soon and enjoy the New Mini Catalog!