Monday, September 13, 2010

September Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the September PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring Fall/Halloween themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Jason Casper, , I'm stop number 16
on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP below and you'll be back on track!


1. Ann Schach
2. Diana Caho
3. Joanna Munster
4. Melanie Collins
5. Stephanie Uzee
6. Linda Callahan
7. Carla Bazhenow
8. Pam Giudici
9. Kris Kilcoyne
10. Mary Fish
11. Barbara Furlong
12. Angela Richwine
13. Gina Shaw
14. LeAnn Slater
15. Jason Casper
16. Tracy Cowee
17. Kylie Nicolosi
18. Margaret Moody

Words of Wisdom from Frankie...

Stampin' Stuff:

Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Wicked Fun

Ink: Old Olive, Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Batty For You, Smarty Pants

Glitz & Glam: 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Basic Black

Cool Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Paper Piercing Tool

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Kylie Nicolosi, , stop number 17 on the Fall/Halloween PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the August PALS Hop! This month, we're featuring projects that are 3-D or three dimensional!
If you've hopped over from Dawn Gross, , I'm stop #11 on the PALS Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from The Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS Hop Line Up below and you'll be back on track!

PALS Hop Line Up:
1. Gina Shaw
2. Joanna Munster
3. Pam Giudici
4. Mary Fish
5. Diana Caho
6. Martha Stewart
7. Kylie Nicolosi
8. Kris Kilcoyne
9. Mike Funke
10. Dawn Gross
11. Tracy Cowee
12. Barbara Furlong

Wine Bottle Hanging Treat Box

This month, I want to share with you the hanging treat boxes I make when I give a bottle of wine as a gift.
My home-based cupcake business, TLCuppycakes, has expanded to include Bridal Showers and Wedding Receptions and I like to leave this as a thank you gift next to the cupcake display:
I try to make these in the couple's wedding colors and I include designer chocolates and my business card inside for a lovely, memorable gift!
This bride chose navy and platinum for her wedding and I was able to match her color scheme nicely with Stampin' Up colors! (Notice the name of the wine? )
This treat box hanger can be adapted to any bottle; soda, water, juice, or can be altered to hang on a door knob by using a larger circle punch.
Directions for the Treat Box Hanger can be found on SplitCoast Stampers at
Stampin' Stuff:
Stamps: Oval All, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park
Ink: Night of Navy, Going Gray
Glitz & Glam: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, 1 3/4" Oval Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Navy 3/8" Organdy Ribbon, Medium Cellophane Bags, non-SU platinum pearls
Cool Tools: Paper Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Barb Furlong, , stop #12 on the August PALS Hop!
Thanks for hopping by!

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Sunday Stampers Club

This month, the Sunday Stampers Club went gaga for some Greenhouse Gala!
We created this fabulous card trio using the new DSP and everyone absolutely loved the results!
Pictured below are a few of the group concentrating on their crafting:

Stampin' Stuff:
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze and Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Glitz & Glam: Stampin; Write Markers in Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, and Pumpkin Pie, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Daffodil Delight 1/2" stitched poly ribbon

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

July Sunday Stampers Club

Our Sunday Stampers club gave a salute to summer and a final hurrah to the fabulous Summer Mini in July.
We were all anxiously awaiting the release of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog and we knew that once we laid eyes on the Fall and Winter products, we'd be sidetracked for awhile! (we were sooooo right about that!)
First up is this adorable Popsicle card - so easy and so fun! Who wouldn't smile when they opened this?

Next, a sweet birthday ice cream treat:

And finally a colorful tropical tribute:

Stampin' Stuff:
Popsicle Card:
Card Stock: Only Orange, Whisper White (100730), Apricot Appeal
Ink: Only Orange, Creamy Caramel
Stamps: Tart & Tangy
Glitz & Glam: Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)
Cool Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 3/16" Corner Rounder (119871)
Note: A popsicle stick is used for each card - non SU, of course!
Ice Cream Card:
Card Stock: Pixie Pink, Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Pixie Pink
Stamps: Sweet Scoops (120078)
Glitz & Glam: 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds (102023)
Cool Tools:3/16" Corner Rounder (119871), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), 2 Way Glue Pen (100425)
Tropical Card:
Card Stock: Rose Red (102544), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)
DSP: Island Oasis (117173)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Tempting Turquoise (100814), Chocolate Chip (100908)
Stamps: Tropical Party (120081)
Glitz & Glam: Circle Ice Brads (109111), Gold Brads (104337), Linen Thread (104199)
Cool Tools: 5 Petal Flower Punch (119880, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), 1 3/4" Circle Punch ( 119850)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2010 Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising card

Happy Sunday, everyone! Just wanted to share with you my 2010 Breast Cancer Awareness card - I think it's such a fun one!
I will be selling these for $5 each between now and October 15th with all proceeds going to The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 16th.

There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors who celebrated another birthday last year because people like you made a donation in support of people like me. Helping the American Cancer Society continue their work in the fight against breast cancer is really important to me. Last year, Making Strides raised $60 million to help people stay well and get well, to find cures, and fight back against breast cancer and it happened one $10, $25, and $50 donation at a time. I’ve signed up for this event again this year because I really want to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and your donation of any amount will help me do that.

Let me know if you'd like to help Save 2nd Base by purchasing a card.

Thanks a Million,

~ Stampin' Stuff ~
Card Stock: Blushing Bride (119796), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Blushing Bride (119786), Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Stamps: Motorcycle (117657), Ribbon of Hope (115552)
Glitz and Glam: Blushing Bride 1/2" Stiched Poly Ribbon (119267), Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker (119801), Crystal Effects (101055)
Cool Tools:Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Ticket Corner Punch (119867)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's Raining Cupcakes!

Found these little jewels at WalMart yesterday! Are these perfect for me or what?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge: Act 17

At first I thought the Color Challenge over at Stacey's Stampin' Stage might prove to be a bit difficult for me this week as the colors were some that I had never used together before.
As it turns out, this was the easiest card I have done yet!
I have a dear friend who recently lost her beloved pet of 14 years and, though we have spoken many times on the phone since, I wanted to send her a card to let her know I am thinking of her.
I wasn't sure how one sends sympathy for the loss of a dog, so I opted to take this approach:
This was a fun card to do - a little non-traditional and off the beaten path for me. Definitely not your standard sympathy card but, hey, I am not your standard friend either!
Supplies used:
Stamps: SU Sage Advice
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, So Saffron, Going Gray and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Other: SU Button Latte buttons, hemp thread, Cuttlebug embossing folder Spots n Dots, Vanilla sheer ribbon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

All You Need Is Love...

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and that means all my favorite colors are everywhere I look!
I couldn't resist the Curtain Call Color Challenge over at Stacey's Stampin Stage when I saw all those yummy colors:

I decided to do a Mixed Quilt style card that I have seen on several crafter's blogs because I just LOVE all the papers in the Stampin' Up Bella Rose DSP set and they are just perfect for Valentine's Day.

While they aren't EXACTLY the colors listed in the challenge, they are quite close - being a newbie, I haven't acquired a large inventory yet.
This is another multi-layer card - seems everything I make these days ends up with 3 or more layers! Happy Valentine's Day everyone - today, tell someone you love just how much they mean to you.

P.S. Today is my anniversary so I am a little sentimental.

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Ah, cupcakes. They're not just for birthdays anymore. Sweet little personal-sized bundles of joyful goodness – who can resist? Who’d want to? TLCuppycakes are the perfect choice for weddings, bridal and baby showers, anniversaries, graduations, office parties, reunions, holidays, days ending in the letter “y”, oh, and of course birthdays. With 18 different gourmet flavors to choose from, unlike cake, there’s really no reason to eat anything other than your favorite. And there’s no fighting over the corner piece with the flower on it. And because TLCuppycakes uses only the freshest and finest ingredients; sweet cream butter, vanilla from Mexico, fresh fruits and premium chocolate, there’s never been a better time indulge your inner cupcake lover. Go on, you know you want to. Cupcakes make people happy… and that’s cheaper than therapy.