Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 30th Stamp Camp

This is one of the cards my guests will be making January 30th at my monthly Stamp Camp. Click here for my calender of scheduled events or contact me today to schedule your own workshop!! I am happy to help you create whatever you like with your family and friends.

This card was SO easy to create and in no time at all...thanks to the Sizzix Big Shot and the new Bigz XL Curly Label die (item # 114506) I cut the Kraft CS at 4 1/4 x 11" adhered the Urban Oasis DSP (item # 113978) cut at 2 3/4" x 4 1/4 and alligned directly over the die..what is so great is that the curly label is magnetic and you can position where you want it!! The stamp set used is called Dream a Little (item # 113435) stamped in Cameo Coral and Blush Blossom. The inside flower was stamped then punched out with the coordinating Curly Lable Punch. Stamped the greeting using Sincere Salutations (item # 115068).Added some kraft taffeta ribbon and Viola! Happy Stampin!~Erin

January 30th Stamp Camp cont.

This is the 2nd card my guests will be making at my January 30th Stamp Camp. This idea was inspired by a sample for an accordian card shown at Scor-Pal. The measurements of the card stock (close to cocoa) are 4 1/4" x 11 and you score at 4", 6 1/2", 9" and 10 1/2". While card is flat you can adhere the DSP sizes 1 1/4 x 4", 2 1/4 x 4" and 2 3/4 x 4". You can then decorate and embellish as you wish! If you would like to add a belly band the size would be 1/2"x7". I took a picture of the card closed, to show that it fits easily into our medium envelopes. I love these accordian cards, they stand up on their own and the back side could be decorated with photos, thoughts what ever your 'heart' desires!! Happy Stampin'~Erin

Monday, January 26, 2009

At last...Bella Birds Memory Book (I love this DSP!)

As you can see in the photos, we used a variety of embellishments from ribbons, brads, Bigz dies, corduroy buttons to the new embosslits dies for the Big Shot and glitter... what project isn't complete until you add some dazzling diamonds?? We all had a fabulous time and some of the girls were first time stampers that did a terrific job!! Well done gals!!

Inside Samples of another Memory Book

This one was the Washington Apple DSP...hoping to add pictures of the kids in black and white and send to their Nana for Valentine's Day!!

Inside Samples of Memory Books

So here is the Urban Garden DSP book (I am SO glad that Stampin' Up! did not retire this beautiful paper!!) I should add that I hope to add a tutorial on how it's made...just wish I had more be patient..but please contact me today if you have any questions..I am more than willing to help!! ~Erin
A friend of mine asked me to do a workshop for her making these memory books. I made three samples using the DSP shown (Bella Birds, Washington Apple and Urban Garden). Guests then chose which one they wanted to make: each packet contained ribbon, coordinating CS, DSP, and the on board chip board (all cut using the Stampin' Up! Sizzix Big Shot). I brought several stamp sets, inks, punches, and once they glued the DSP to the chipboard, I bound their book for them using the Bind-It-All.

Don't forget to order the 'Love You Much' bundle!!

January is coming to an end..and it looks as though we might finally get some snow!! My friend Kathleen mentioned the other day...flushing an ice cube down the toilet or sleeping with your P.J.'s inside out might bring on some pretty white flakes...I just hope she's right!! I have been looking funny in my P.J.'s and I've clogged all our toilets!! So don't forget to place your order for the 'Love You Much' bundle (item #115405 ) before it's too late!! January 31st is the last day to order. You can purchase directly from my Stampin' Up! website: and click 'shop now' in the top right corner. This Friday at my monthly Stamp Camp we will be using this set to make a Valentine's Day card and treat bag using the Sizzix Scallop die. Let someone know how much you love them with the Love You Much bundle! Complete with Love You Much stamp set, Heart to Heart punch, and Candy Lane Designer Series paper, this bundle is full of love! Hugs & Smiles ~Erin

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Free Catalog!!

When you place an order online at my Stampin' Up! website you will automatically receive from Stampin' Up! a 2009 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog. If you already have one?? Share the excitement and joy of stampin' with a friend. There is no minimum order amount required. This offer is valid until April 30, 2009. Contact me if you have any questions. ~Erin

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Little Yummy For Your Tummy Treat Pouch

This is a glimpse of one of the projects we will be making at my February Stamp Camp...see below for instructions. This set uses a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Yummy which you can choose for free when you spend $50. Promotion begins Feb.1, 2009
A Little Yummy for Your Tummy
Treat Pouch
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday Stamp Set Yummy Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set Paper: Card Stock Pretty In Pink 8 1/2X11 Card Stock Old Olive 8 1/2X11 Card Stock Whisper White 8 1/2X11 Card Stock Rose Red 8 1/2X11 Card Stock Bashful Blue 8 1/2X11 Ink: Classic Stampin Pad Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin Pad Rose Red Versamark Pad Accessories: Bone Folder Scissors Paper Snips Glue Dots Mini Stampin Dimensionals Ribbon Grosgrain Chocolate Chip 5/8 Inch
1. Fold Bashful Blue card stock (8-1/2" x 8-1/2") in half to create triangle. Fold front of triangle down so that tip of flap is approximately 1/2" from bottom edge. Fold right side of triangle in so that top edge of side is even with the top edge of flap. Repeat with left side. Pull right and left sides back and pull flap up, then fold sides in and fold flap over. 2. Stamp dots image repeatedly in VersaMark ink on inside of pouch. Wrap Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon around pouch and adhere.3. Round corners of Pretty in Pink card stock (3" x 2") using 3/16" Corner Rounder punch. Adhere Old Olive card stock (3" x 1/4") to Pretty in Pink card stock. 4. Stamp “A little yummy for your tummy” in Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White card stock. Cut out image. Stamp heart image in Rose Red ink on Rose Red card stock. Cut out heart and adhere to yummy piece. Adhere to Pretty in Pink card stock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere entire piece to Bashful Blue pouch using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 5. Tie Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon in a knot and adhere to left side of pouch.

My Top 10!!

Well...I'm broke....and happy! How many people can say that?? I placed my first order yesterday from the new Sping-Summer Idea Book & Catalog...I even expedited my order! So can you tell that I'm excited about the new goodies?? Here are my top ten items that I am most tickled about: 1. Glitter, glitter and more glitter (they even came out with brown!!) 2.The new designer series paper (all of them!) 3. Texturz Plates for the Big Shot 4. New Sizzlits for the Big Shot 5. The Decor Elements tree...where can I put it?? 6. The new Bigz clear dies for the Big Shot 7. The Stampin' Up! Movers & Shapes Curly label die (it's awesome!) 8. Dotto (after how many years of stampin' did I not know about this fabulous product!) 9. Circle Scissor Plus...OMG finally...a circle cutting system that rocks! 10. Eyelet border punch Now you know I could keep top 100 list?? That just doesn't sound right! Anyway, check back tomorrow and I'll post some blog candy with a chance to win..just guess which new stamp set is my new favorite!! Yes...I did choose just one!! Have a great day and Happy Stampin'!~Erin

Monday, January 19, 2009

The day has arrived!! The new Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog goes live today at 12:oo noon MT (2:00 pm ET) . Read on for a special that I am offering for orders placed on my website:
Place an order of $30-$60 you will receive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon of your choice ($4.95 value). Place an order of $60-$90 you will receive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon of your choice AND choice of ink pad ($5.95 value). Place an order of $90-$120 you get the grosgrain ribbon, ink pad AND an assortment pack of 8 1/2" x 11" paper ($5.50 value). Place an order of $120-$150 you will receive the grosgrain ribbon, ink pad, assortment pack of paper AND the new Sticky Cuts Sweet ($8.95 value). For orders that are $150 and above: You will receive all of the above AND your choice of a glitter pack ($13.95 value). Valid order dates are today through this Friday!! (January 19th-January 23rd)
Contact me if you have any questions!!
Thanks and Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Valentine's Frames

This idea I came across on I will be offering this at an upcoming Stamp Camp and making one for my mommy...the kids love their Nana!! I will add photos of the kids printed on photo paper in the Sephia tones. Let me know if you would like more information on how to re-create for yourself or if you would like to have this made at your workshop!!
Remember to take advantage of the Love You Much Bundle (at 20% off!!) is a terrific bargain!! Just blog-hop on over to my Stampin' Up! website . Thanks for stopping in! Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Catalog!!

The catalogs are coming!! I have already tracked my shipment and as soon as I have them, I will be out delivering...and bringing smiles (I feel like Santa Claus!). Remember to order your retired items before it's too late...January 18th is the last day to order!! January 19th is the day that the catalog goes LIVE!! I will post an exclusive special on the 19th to those that order directly from my website: . Check my calender page and see upcoming events, introduce a new friend to the awesome world of stamping and both of you can attend my Stamp Camp for FREE!! Contact me today to schedule your own workshop!! Happy Stampin' ~Erin

Friday, January 2, 2009

Make the most of the Love You Much Promotion

Here are some ideas to get the most out of this great promotion!!
-Little candy containers using the Sizzix Pillow Box die and Candy Lane Designer Series paper. -Handmade Valentine's Day boxes for school or home. -Candy bouquets with stamped accents. -Candy jar with a Designer Series paper belly band and stamped tag. -Sweet words jar: Take a glass jar and decorate it with paper and stamps. Then put a bunch of slips of paper into the jar that say why you love the recipient. The recipient takes out one slip of paper each day. -A decorated photo frame. -A Valentine's gift wrapped in Candy Lane Designer Series paper. -Confetti made from punched out hearts; good for putting on tables or beds, or in a cello bag as filler. -Place settings (napkin holder, name tents, etc.) for a special Valentine's dinner. -A 50 Reasons I Love You book.
Now that you are inspired to get crafty...check out the promotion details below:
Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009
Promotion details:Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405).
The Love You Much Bundle includes the following: Love You Much stamp set $25.95 Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla) $9.95 Heart To Heart punch
$15.95 Bundle Retail Value $51.85 get it at 20% off!! Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405) $41.48
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