RAK from Kim Sinclair!

What a surprise to find this in my mailbox yesterday!! My stamping buddy from Montana sent this to me!!! Her name is Kim Sinclair, and she has very creative and inspiring ideas!! You can find her blog HERE. Kim is at the Stampin’ Up Leadership conference this weekend in Nashville, TN. I wanted to go SO BAD, but because we are traveling to MN in a week, AND I am giving some stamping classes at our church that I couldn’t adjust the dates on, I just couldn’t swing it.

Kim knew I wanted to be there in the worst way, so she sent me this treat, timing it so I would get it on the day the conference started. SUCH A SWEET GAL!!!

Love this Valentine treat, and how she thinks out of the BOX using a pet set! 🙂 THANK YOU SWEET KIM! Wish I were there with you!

2011 Version of the iPod Valentine Treat

I made a bunch of these Candy Hearts iPod Treats last year for Brady’s Kindergarten class….here is the 2011 version of them, using the stamp set XOXO from the new Spring Mini Catalog! You will be able to order from this catalog TOMORROW!!!

To see my original post from last year, click HERE. I also posted the link to the pattern on that post.

I HIGHLY recommend packaging these in individual cellophane bags if you are making multiples. That way the ribbon won’t get tangled up!

You may have to alter your candy box dimensions, depending on the size box you use. I also altered the circle graphics (where it says “menu”) so it would fit the 1 3/4″ SU Circle Punch. Recipe:Stamp Set: XOXOPaper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper WhiteInk: Stazon Black Ink, Real RedAccessories: 1/8″ Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart to Heart Punch, Owl Punch (small heart), 1 3/4″/1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Reeses Candy, Candy Hearts, Glue Dots

Can you FEEL the LOVE?

I know it’s not even CHRISTMAS yet….but we demonstrators are always ahead of the seasons!
Check out this promotion by Stampin’ Up! Now until January 24th, you can get a great deal on some Valentine products! Check out the details of this BUNDLE promotion and Designer Series Paper HERE.
– Filled with Love Set (page 43 of Holiday Mini Catalog). After January 3, 2011, this set will only be available as part of the Filled with Love Bundle
– Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack – contains 12 sheets total of two double-sided designs – Bitty Buttons (page 186 of large catalog) – contains 64 buttons total, 16 each of 4 stylesNOTE: You can purchase the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack for $9.95. However, the FREE Bitty Buttons are only included with the Bundle.

Valentine iPOD Treat

This is what we are making for Brady’s Valentine treat for his classmates this year. Inside is a box of conversation hearts.

I subscribe to Family Fun magazine. This project was in last year’s magazine. I have been waiting for Valentine’s Day to do this project! The original pattern is found HERE. I changed up the colors to make it look more masculine and put my own song titles in. The circle part of the iPOD can be downloaded from the link above.

The 1 3/4″ circle punch is the perfect size for the center of the iPOD. I also used the Heart to Heart punch for the earphones and center of the iPOD. I hope they like it!
Let me know if you need any supplies to make some Valentine treats! You can visit my Stampin’ Up website HERE or email me! Thanks so much!

January Girls Day/Night Out

These are the projects we made at Girls Day/Night Out this month.

The first one is kind has a unique fold to it. I got a card with this type of fold at Leadership, and LOVED how the fold went. Just the top two layers lift up and the sentiment is underneath.

Recipe:Stamp Set: Holiday BestPaper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DPInk: Real RedAccessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Polka Dots Embossing Folder

This was one of the swaps I made for Leadership/Regionals this month.
Recipe:Stamp Set: Well ScriptedPaper: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Certainly CeleryInk: Cameo CoralAccessories: Oval Scallop Frame Diecut, Cherry Blossom Sizzlet, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals (under frame), Glue Dots

Becky Roberts does it again! She posted this way back in September of last year! I have been SAVING this little mail box for my gals this month! It’s so tiny and cute, but it actually took longer to make than the cards! Check out Becky’s post HERE.

Recipe:Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DPAccessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Paper Piercer, Gold Brad, 2 Hershey Nuggets

I saw Kristin Moore’s card on SCS HERE. LOVED how she copied the raccoon tail in the ribbon!
I added a Dove chocolate to the punched heart opening. My words on the bottom aren’t very straight, wish I had this one in the CLEAR stamps! I got this set FREE at Leadership this month!!

Stamp Set: Love Bandit
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Real RedAccessories: Dove CHOCOLATE :), Heart Punch, 1 1/4″ Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals to POP the Raccoon

Cheesy Valentine’s Day Treat

I was playing around with some Valentine’s Day stamps today. I might do these for my son’s preschool class. Inside I have bag of CHEETO’s. Get it? LOL Silly…I know…. I did have to poke a pin in the Cheetos bag to let the air out, because the bag was too big. Hope they aren’t stale by Valentine’s Day! LOL

I was inspired by Jill Hilliard, and her blog can be found HERE.

The triangle box pattern can be found on SCS HERE

Recipe: Stamp Set: Happy Heart DayPaper: Summer Sun, Whisper White, Real RedInk: Basic BlackAccessories: 1 1/4″/1″/3/4″/Large and Small Tag Punches, White Gel Pen, Black Gingham Ribbon

January Stamp Club Projects

Stamp Club has officially resumed for 2009! Here are the 3 projects we made this month. The theme was the Love You Much bundle, and the Big Shot.

This first project is a candy holder, with a small bag inbetween the Top Note die cuts, which holds the candy. I found the video tutorial on Angie’s blog, Chic N’ Scratch. You can find the link HERE.

It’s a “given” that this bag was filled with Hershey’s chocolate Hugs and Kisses!

Stamp Set: Love you Much
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane DP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Scallop/1 1/4″/Large Oval/Heart to Heart punches, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Non SU Bag (from Michael’s), Sponge, Blender Pen, Dimenstionals, Top Note Die Cut

Stamp Set: Love You Much
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Candy Lane DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scalloped Envelope Die Cut, Heart to Heart/Scallop Edge Punch, Pink Gingham Ribbon

The last card was a CASE of Jill Hilliard’s card, which can be found HERE. I just turned it into a
4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Super simple and easy to mass produce.

Stamp Set: Love You Much, Happy Heart Day
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Ticket Punch, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon

Love You Much

I LOVE the Love You Much stamp set! This is the stamp set I reach for the most these days.

This stamp set can be purchased in a bundle for 20% off. now through Jan. 31st. You will receive the Love You Much stamp set, Heart to Heart Punch, and Candy Lane Designer Paper for $41.48. Retail value is $51.85. Please let me know if you are intersted in this!

I was inspired by the card HERE on SCS.


Stamp Set: Love You Much
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Heart to Heart/Trio Flower/Scallop Edge Punches, Brad, Dimensionals

Valentine Card

This card was actually part of my inspiration for the last card I made. We made this card at the class I am teaching at the church I attend. I liked the look of silver, black and red, so that is how I came up with the previous card that was posted. I am going to use this card to give to my husband on our anniversary this month.Recipe:Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Mon AmiPaper: Real Red, Basic Black, SilverInk: Basic Black, SilverAccessories: Silver Brads, Black Gingham Ribbon, Silver Cording