Friday, December 21, 2012

Can we squeeze in a couple more Christmas Cards?

I wanted to share a couple more Christmas projects with you.   I will post the next three day until Christmas Eve.  I hope you have a minute to take a peek.   I love all the Holiday Sets we had in the Holiday Mini Catalog, just to let you know they are carrying over several Stamp Sets and accessories if you still haven't gotten all that you wanted.  The new book goes into effect on January 2, so it is not online for you to view just yet. I will post the list tomorrow with another project or card.
If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to have The Spring Mini or our 2012-2013 Idea Book, just sign up on my website 
 and request a catalog.  While you are there check out the Clearance Rack, for the first time ever Stampin UP has put some stamp sets at deep discount.
Here we go......

I got the idea for these gift card holders from Selene Kempton's website I made several of them for my gift cards this year, they took very little supplies and no time at all.  I did different colors using my Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I only had two left to show you but I did several different colors. The one on the left was done with Cherry Cobbler and the right was done in real red, I tried to match the colors with the DSP. I hope you can check out Selene's work she is amazing!

Well, that was quick I know we are all busy getting ready for Christmas.  I will stop in tomorrow with another card or project to share.  
Until then, be kind and do one thing today that makes you happy.
Ho Ho Ho
Rose Ann

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Come to Bethlehem

Wow, I can't believe there are only 12 days to Christmas.  Soon 2012 will be gone and we with have a new year to look forward to.  I have been busy getting my shopping done and cards made and mailed.   Today I have a card I created for one of my cards I sent this year.  It was done using "Come to Bethlehem" (120591) 


I did the base in Whisper White with my mat done in Basic Black that I ran thru the Big Shot to give it some dimension.  I used the Fancy Fan Textured Emboss Folder.  Then I used a small piece of  Silver Glitter.  Lastly I stamped my image on Shimmer paper and added a Rhinestone on the star.  I stamped the inside with the verse that was in the set.  I used Black Stazon to stamp my images.  Stampin' UP! makes it as easy as pie to create a beautiful card that will become a keepsake for your friends and family . 
A short post for today, until next kind to one another and Do one thing today that makes you happy!

Stamp on
Rose Ann

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get the Ornamental Elegance Kit---While Supply Last

Get the Ornamental Elegance Kit–While Supplies Last!
December 3, 2012

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you–just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

Create 10 heirloom ornaments–or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting–or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

All the Cutness without All the Work

Available November 29-January 2
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards

Monday, November 26, 2012

Another Christmas Blessings

Welcome back.  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgivings and didn't eat to much :-)  We were able to a little yard work, the weather here in SW Florida has been beautiful.  
Today I have a card I did with a set from the 2012-2013 Annual Idea Book, called Christmas Blessings (123809).  I used some Not so Christmas colors but think it came out pretty good.  I hope you agree.  It is done with Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke card stock and Champagne Glitter Paper.  I used Stampin' Write Markers (regal 11970) to color my images and Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder (116824) to give it some texture.  Lastly, I used Apothecary Accents Framelites (127003) and my Big Shot (113439) to cut the focal point of my card out.   I almost forgot the little pop of red, my bow.  For that I used  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (127841).

First I made the base of the card, it is Soft Suede, then added a piece of Very Vanilla and a piece of Crumb Cake that I ran thru the Big Shot with my Embossing Folder.  
I cut 1 Always Artichoke, and 1 Very Vanilla from the largest Framelites and I didn't need a full piece of the Glitter paper so I used a scrap big enough to cover half of the framlite and later cut to size.  After using my Markers to color my image (I used Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke). I cut the Artichoke piece in half, and glued it on the back of  the stamped Vanilla piece (I let just a peek of the Artichoke color show at each end).  Since I wanted the majority of my image to show I cut the glitter paper down to about 1/3 of the total size and adhered it to the bottom, matching the edge of the vanilla paper.  I made my bow from Cherry Cobbler Tulle and my "Magic Bow Maker" then wrapped it around the seam and taped it on the back.  I used Stampin Dimensionals to pop it up off the card base.  Lastly, I stamped a piece of Vanilla with the sentiments found in the set using Cherry Cobbler Classic InkI finished off the inside with the Holly and my markers.   
Well that's all for now, be kind and do one thing today that makes YOU happy!  Until next time.  
Rose Ann

Don't forget it's not to late to get your free color family of Classic Stampin' PadsContact me today to host your workshop or if you would like to do what I do, then Join my team.  All new Demonstrators who join the Stampin' UP! family before 12/16 will get also get a set of Pads.  Call me today for the details. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snowflake Soriee

Don't forget to get over to my online store and check out the big Sale

Today my card is done with Snowflake Soiree set  (127925).  I used Early Espresso and Pretty In Pink which are not traditionally Christmas colors but it turned out okay, don't you think?  I used a method known in the Stampin' UP! world as Triple Tap, I am not sure where it came from but made a splash with everyone.   I am hoping for Santa to bring me a better camera so I can start doing videos and tutorials.  I used Espresso, Rich Razzleberry and Pretty in Pink Ink and randomly stamped the snowflakes around the paper, the pink was hard to see so I added the snowflake made with PIP Card stock and Silver Glimmer paper (124005).  To assemble first the base is Very Vanilla cut 81/2 x 5 1/2 folder in half.  Next I have a layer of Early Espresso % 3/8 x 4 1/8.  After I stamped my images on to my layers I ran it thru my Big Shot using the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder (127819).  I matted the smaller Vanilla pieces pieces with Pretty in Pink card stock. Stamped the "Merry Christmas" with the stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) in Early Espresso Ink and cut it out with one of the Framelit from Bitty Banners Framelites.  I hope you enjoy.
Until next time.....Do one thing today that makes YOU happy.

Be Kind and Happy Thanksgiving!
Rose Ann

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza-Stampin' UP! style

The Online Extravaganza during Thanksgiving week is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year.  With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!
November 19-28, 2012:  Mark your calendar for these nine days, so you can get incredible discounts, up to 50 % off on some of your favorite products!  PLUS...

For the first time ever, three products will be 20% off for 24 hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza!
Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
  • Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
  • Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96
  • Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474)  $69.95 SALE $55.96
Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
  • Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (18491) $66.95 SALE $53.56
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279)  $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • Stack & Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
ALL Nine Days, November 19-28th
There's more ... starting Monday, Nov 19th and ending Wednesday, Nov 28th, there is a huge list of additional items on sale starting with select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and going all the way up to a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!

Click HERE to see ALL Online Extravaganza sale items!  Start preparing today for your Online Extravaganza Holiday Shopping next week!
NOTE:  Even though it's called an can call (239-368-9393) or email ( your orders to me.  If you want to take advantage of the Monday 11/19 or Wednesday 11/28 one-day only sure to contact me by 1pm (EST) in order to ensure your order gets placed in time.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Merry Christmas with Watercolor Winter

Wow time is flying by, I can't believe we are only a week away from Thanksgiving.  Today I wanted to share a card I did, using the set Watercolor Winter 129727.  It is fast and easy with a bit of POP.  I detailed the card front after I stamped it to give it an elegant look.  

I used Very Vanilla for the base (which opens at the top).  I matted it with a piece of Always Artichoke Card stock to give it just a hint of color around the edges.  Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the sprig of pine in two opposite corners I used Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad and for the Pine Cones I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Ink.  I ran it thru my Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Texture Emboss Folder ( Just wanted a light texture and thought this worked well).  I cut two Crumb Cake and a Very Vanilla frames from the Apothecary Accents Framelits and I stamped the Vanilla one first with "Merry Christmas" (from Greeting of the Season 128033) in Always Artichoke Ink.  I made a frame from the two pieces of Crumb Cake to be a bit larger than the Vanilla piece.  I used a bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue the two pieces of Crumb Cake, once they dried I added the sentiment with snail adhesive and added them to the card front with Stampin Dimensionals.  Also using Dimensionals I added the card front to the base .  I needed a bit more so I added a  Basic Pearl to each side of the label then made a double bow with my Bow Maker and stuck it to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.  I am pleased with the outcome.  Inside the card I stamped my sentiment with Heart of Christmas Stamp128129 and finished it off with another sprig and pine cones in one corner
I hoped you enjoyed my card.  Have a great day and until next time....
Do one thing today that makes YOU happy.

Rose Ann
P.S.  You can shop for the Stamp Sets or all the fantastic products in our Catalogs just by clicking the "Shop Online Link at the top of my page.  
Want to join a stamping Club, I will be starting new clubs up after the holidays.  Contact me if you are interested. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A reminder of Stampin' UP! Ink-redible deal

INK-redible New Demonstrator Promotion

November  1 - December 16, 2012
New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!
Can't join at this time, well you can still take advantage of this fabulous offerWe have a Hostess Special this month where if you Host a workshop totaling $450 in Merchandise you will receive a FREE Set of Stamp Pads (color family of your choice of Subltles, Brights or Regals (excluding Neutrals) another $49.95 Value.   
Until then, remember to be kind and one thing today that makes you happy!
Rose Ann
Your SU Creative Coach

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Great Resource!

Happy Monday to All
I wanted to share a card that I did the other day.  I took the idea right from the Holiday Catalog.  Why,  you might ask.  I wanted to show you that our Catalogs are a great resource for making a beautiful card or project with any of our Stamp Sets.  You can do it just like it is in the book or make it your own by changing it up a bit.  The seeds of countless ideas are right in front of you.  So next time you are stumped just "Look in your book". The possibilities are endless.....
Now on to the card......................This is made with the set Joyous Celebrations.  

OK it's not exact but I got the idea from the picture in the Holiday Catalog, page 7.  I used Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set (128069 Clear $15.95 or Wood 128066 $22.95) This is a set of 9 so it gives you plenty of options.  I made the base with Real Red Card Stock and stamped my images with Real Red ink pad ( for the frame, bow and the saying).  Old Olive for the branches, I also used Old Olive for the sentiment inside using the More Merry Messages Stamp set (126402).  I layered a piece of Whisper White cut to 51/4" x 4" to give it some color around the edges.  Then a Whisper White layer is cut to 5" x 3 3/4" and run through my Big Shot with the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127820).  Then I stamped the oval frame and bow on a scrap of White added the sprig with Old Olive and punched it out with the Extra large Oval Punch.  I had to cut out the bow and added a colored rhinestone (I learned the technique from my friend Lee, you just color the rhinestone with a colored Sharpie)  I did this one Red but you can do yours any color you want.  This layer was added to the base using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some POP.  I also used Dimensionals to adhere the frame onto the card.  I added the bow with a Mini Glue dot and the banner with Snail Adhesive. I made the banner by cutting a stripe of Whisper White CS, I stamped the Christmas Wishes in Real Red.  I flagged the ends with my square punch.  It's an easy card with plenty of Fabulous!!!  Until next time......

Have a wonderful Veterans Day.  Don't forget to Thank a solider and remember to......Do one thing today that makes you happy.
Kindness is Contagious!   
Rose Ann 

Sunday, November 4, 2012



Thank you & I feel "Full of Blessings"

I want to thank everyone for visiting during our "Blog Hop".  I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you are in the area (Fort Myers, FL) and would like to attend classes, I enjoy sharing and am looking forward to holding classes on a regular basis.  If you don't have a Demonstrator, and would like to, I'd be happy to help you "Unleash your Creativity".  
Reminder..... It's not to late to get into the drawing for blog candy.  I will put each person who leaves a comment on my Starz' Blog Hop post name into the drawing and a name will be drawn at 5:00 pm EST.  So get your comments in, please visit my Starz' Blog Hop post for details.

Now on to my card...the set is called Full of Blessings (128081) it is from our Holiday Catalog.  

I used a base of Crumb Cake with a mat of Early Espresso that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for some texture.  Next I edged a piece from our Designer Paper Orchard Harvest with Lucky Limeade Ruffle Ribbon from our 2111-2013 In Colors.  I stamped the image on a piece of Water Color paper with Black Stazon, then colored the image with Watercolor Crayons & my Aqua Painter.  Using a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the sentiment in Black Staz-on and punched it out with a 3/4" circle punch.  I wanted a pop of color, so I punched out a 1" circle from a scrap of Island Indigo also from the 2011-2013 In Colors Collection. and mounted the smaller circle to it.. I softened the image by rounding the top corners and then mounted my image and circle to a piece of More Mustard, which I had rounded to match my image.  Used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount this to the card base and finished the inside.  For full directions and a supply list, visit my SU website by clicking here.  Well that is all for today until next time....Please take a minute from your busy day to "do one thing that makes you happy" and remember to be kind to each other, you never know what burdens someone is carrying.  
Rose Ann 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to the Starz' Tour!

Welcome to my Blog and the very First Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop! We are so excited you are here and look forward to sharing with you.

I am a seedling and would love to grow my Family Tree....
Have you ever thought being a part of a Great Company that allows you to grow at your own pace, but give you all the nourishment you need to flourish?  Then Stampin' UP! is the one.  Why not help me to grow my Family Tree.....there is room for everyone Join the fun!!!

Dates: November  1 - December 16, 2012

Promotion Details: New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible

$99 kit gives you $125 in Stampin’ Up! Merchandise of your choice and all the Business Supplies to get you started.
You can be a
hobbyist and sign up for the discount OR You can make a little extra money..OR With some effort You can make even more money and free  merchandise OR You can give it more effort & earn lots of money and get free exotic trips .  Remember with Stampin' UP! you can set your own hours and best of all share what you love, make new friends and build your own Stampin' UP! Family.

  So why not join my Family today? 

For our Hostesses - We have a Hostess Special this month where if you Hostess a workshop totaling $450 in Merchandise you will receive a FREE Set of Stamp Pads (color family of your choice of Subltles, Brights or Regals (excluding Neutrals) another $49.95 Value. (if you would rather book a party just let me know). 
How do you combine these two??? Easy.....Sign up and be your own Hostess this month and have a $450 Workshop/Party and you will receive both sets for FREE…and you will receive $65 in Free Mdse and 1 half Price Item!!!
If that is not enough for joining my team, my Upline Lee Conrey will add to that…..she will send a Magic Bow Maker or a set of (3) Card Stands to you for signing up with me. How awesome is that! Let me know which you would prefer and we will get it to you!

  Now that is one fabulous offer, don't you think so too?????

Now onto the Show….”The Jacksonville STARZ Blog Hop” is here…..Here is my Card Share and my Blog Candy!
I wanted to make a card that was simple to make but still had the WOW factor. 
 This is what I came up with using the set Christmas Blessings (123809).
I started with a Very Vanilla Base and matted it with Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  Then on  a smaller layer of Very Vanilla I stamped the sentiment , using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad and sponged the edges with the same ink.  On a small piece of Vanilla I stamped my Holly image in Black Staz-On.  Using a small frame for the Window Frames Framelits (12921) I cut out the image.  I also cut 2 mats the same size from Cherry Cobbler to make a faux frame.  Using Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers to color the image. I matted it with the two frames of Cherry and adhered it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.   I added a double bow (made with my Magic Bow Maker) from Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  
I hope you enjoy my card and the other great cards or projects you will see on the tour. 
Now for my Blog Candy...................
Just for leaving a comment on my blog you will be entered in a drawing for .....A multi color pack of 2010-2011 IN COLORS card stock and a spool of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding ribbon.  I will announce a winner on Sunday afternoon.

I appreciate you stopping in, please continue on the tour to meet Donna Thames from Jacksonville, FL  Thyme to Stamp & Share
(The following links will take you to any or all websites on this tour) 
 Do one thing today that makes you happy!!!!!

BTW.... If you would prefer to be a Hostess during this fabulous time contact me and we’ll find a date……or do a Workshop in a Box! You don’t want to miss out on those FREE Stamp Pads do you???

Sunday, October 28, 2012

DON'T PURCHASE TODAY......No kidding

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular

For one day only, October 29, is a one day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!  You will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell! Click on the Spooktacular image on the left sidebar for all the details. 

Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)
Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
  • Hostess sets
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online.
  • Keepsake Ornament & Special Reminder

    I love love love the Ornament Keepsakes set from our new Holiday Catalog.  While I was in Jacksonville visiting my friend and Upline Lee, We decided to do “THE” Ornament you know the one from the cover of the Holiday Catalog.  Everyone is raving about and it is stunning.  Making it was easy but did take time (about 2 hrs).   I added a piece of Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon for the hanger.  What a fun project!!

    Here is a supply list......
    Ornament Keepsakes (Clear  128051, $25.95)(Wood 128048, $34.95)
    Framelits Dies Holiday Ornaments (127816 $24.95)
    They are available in a bundle (129949 wood & 129950 clear) 
    Paper and Ink....
    We used Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650 $8.50)
    Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (126901)
    Always Artichoke Classic Ink Pad 9126972, $5.95) 
    Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (126966, $5.95)
    Other Stuff......
    The Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439 $99.95)
    Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127554 $4.95)
    Large Pearl Basic Jewels (12557 $4.95)
    Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755 $3.95)
    Ribbon or String to hang it from (You Choose)

    I just wanted to mention the Special Bundle With free Piercing Template is ending on October 31st.   If you wanted to take advantage of it make sure to hop on over to my website and get it while you can.  You may want to make one of your own or as a gift for teachers, family, friends or co-workers.
    Here is the flyer with numbers…..

    I will be making more special announcements in the next few days.  I think Stampin' UP! is pulling out all the stops for the recruiting special starting November 1.  Until next time .......Do one thing today that makes you happy. 
    Your Creative Coach
    Rose Ann

    Thursday, October 18, 2012

    Bordering On Romance Swap Card

    Hi All
    I wanted to share a card I did for a Demonstrator Swap.  It uses Bordering on Romance Stamp Set.  This is a great set to used for any occasion.  I hope you enjoy it.

    • Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance Set of 5 ( 125482 Clear $21.95 or 125480 Wood $125480)
    • Inks: Black Stazon Pad, Pink Pirouette Classic Pad
    • Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
    • Stampin Up! Supplies: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, and Pretty In Pink Stampin’ Write Markers.  Big Shot Die Cut Machine. Framelits ‘Labels’ Collection, Edgelits Dies ‘Adorning Accents’, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders ‘Adorning Accents’ and ‘Designer Frames’.  XL Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Snail Adhesive, Stampin Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges, Basic Pearls and Whisper White 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon:
    Measurements:  Whisper White Base - 5 ½ x 8 ½ folded horizontally (5 ½ x 4 ¼), Layer 1 - Pink Pirouette 5 ½ x 4 ¼ , Layer 2 -  Pink Pirouette  4 x 3 1/2 , Layer 3 – Whisper White 2 ¼ x 2.
    Base - Punch along bottom front with eyelet Border Punch
    Layer 1 - Cut bottom edge with Big Shot and Edgelite Die ¼” from bottom edge.  Emboss with Adorning Accents’ folder as shown on sample (you do both embossing folders at same time).
    Layer 2 –  Emboss Designer Frame in Center of paper.  Then cut out with Frmelite Labels using the 3rd smallest die.  Sponge edges with Pink Pirouette Pad.
    Layer 3 – Stamp image on center of paper using Stazon Pad, color with Markers as desired.  Punch out with XL Oval Punch and decorate with Basic Pearls.  Mount to Label Frame with Dimensionals.
    Assemble Layer 1 to base, mount label frame to Layer 1 using Dimensionals.  Add bow to side of frame.
    Have a great day and remember to.....Do one thing today that makes you happy!
    Until next time.
    Rose Ann

    BTW.....Don't forget to check out this month's specials on my side bar.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    Googly Peek-a-boo

    Hope you all are having a great week, we here in South Florida are waiting for fall to arrive.  It doesn't get very cold here so if the temps dip into the 70's it's a welcome change. 
    I just loved the Googly Ghouls set and saw this card online and wanted to share it with you.  I don't make very many Halloween cards but this one is a breeze to make.  This is the last of my Halloween posts.  This is an easy card, the base is Elegant Eggplant, with layer 1 being black and embossed with the Spider Web Folder.  I used a piece of Whisper white on the inside, the sentiment is Pumpkin Pie and the spider is stamped in Basic Black.

    The Eggplant layer is punched with a 11/4 circle and the black is a 1 3/8 circle.  I put my white inside and then stamped the spider into the circle through the hole in the Eggplant.  Add the top layer aligning the circles.  Stamped the Happy Halloween inside and finished the spider with some Goolies.  Fast and easy as pie.  Hope you enjoy.  Here is a quick list of supplies and the measurements.
    Stamp Sets:
    Googly Ghouls (128063 $12.95 Clear set of 6 or Wood 128060 $16.95)
    Seasonal Sayings (128099 $16.95 Clear set of 5 or Wood 128006 $22.95)
    1/2 sheet of Elegant Eggplant Card Stock (cut 5.5 x 8.5 folded to 5.5 x 4.25)105126
    1/4 sheet of both Basic Black and Whisper White (cut to 5.25 x 4) 121045 & 100730
    You can purchase a Multi color pack which has 2 sheets of all the colors in that group, this would be Regals 119705 and Neutrals 119707 paper packs are $6.95
    Basic Black Classic Pad and Pumpkin Pie Classic Pad 126980 and 126945 $5.95 ea
    Circle Punches 1 1/4 119861 and 1 3/8 119860 $15.95ea
    Spider Web Folder 12089 $7.95 and a Big Shot  113439 $99.94
    Clear Mount Blocks D 118485 $8.50 (if you buy one block this would be it....fits most stamps) Full Set bundle 118451 $66.95 or Starter Bundle Blocks C, D, and H 129851 $19.95  
    Goolies 127539 $2.50
    Until next time......Do one thing today that makes you happy.
    Rose Ann

    Monday, October 1, 2012

    It's BOO time with Goohly Ghouls

    Happy Monday to all.  Today I am sharing a Halloween card I made, isn't the little Mummy cute?  I added a Googlie to give him a bit of dimension.  I used the Googly Ghouls set from the Holiday Catalog. My paper is More Mustard, Basic Black, a bit of Gray, touch of Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, a itsy piece of Vanilla and last but not least some Tangerine Tango.

    Stamp Sets (both from Holiday Catalog)
    Googly Ghouls: 128063 Clear $12.95 and Wood 128060 $16.95
    Seasonal Sayings: 128009 Clear $16.95 and Wood 128006 $22.95

    More Mustard (cut one 51/2 x 81/2 crease and fold to measure 51/2 x 41/4 with fold at top)
    Basic Black (cut one 51/4 x 4) using the Chevron Folder run this piece thru the Big Shot.
    Basic Gray ( cut one 41/4 x 2 1/4 using the corner rounder round all 4 corners
    Very Vanilla (cut cut 41/8 x 21/8 and round all 4 corners) and a piece of scrap to stamp BOO punch out letter with 1/2 Circle punch 119869
    Howlstooth & Scaringbone  Designer Paper 126906 (cut a stripe from paper of choice and punch 3 scalloped triangles using the Petite Pennants Builder Punch 122361)
    Tangerine Tango (use a scrap to punch out three triangles using the Pennants Punch

    Ink:  Basic Black or color of choce
    Assemble; using Mono adhesive tape the black layer to base.  Tape Vanilla to gray and pennants together.  I used a glue dot to add the letters and dimensionals to pop up the Ghouls and the pendants.  I added some Googlies to the letters O and it the eye of my mummies.   Lastly, I stamped Happy Halloween inside the card. 
    Wow I didn't mean for this to be a long post, but I want you to be able to create my cards at home.  Until next time.......Do one thing today that makes you happy!
    Rose Ann

    October special from Stampin' UP!

    I am so excited about Stampin' UP! October Special.  From now until the end of the month, buy either of these bundles and get a Festive Paper-Piercing Pack for FREE!


     If you are ordering on line make sure to use the numbers listed on the flyer as they are not the same as in the catalog.
    Here they are for your convenience.
    Ornament Keepsake Bundle on the left is:
    It consists of the Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper and the FREE Paper Piercing Pack!
    • Wood #132260 and is $47.90. The regular Retail Value on this would have been $55.85.
    • Clear #132261 and is $38.90. The regular Retail Value on this would have been $44.85
    Ornament Bundle on the right is:
    It consists of the Stamp Set the Designer Series Paper and the Ornament Framelits and the FREE Paper Piercing Pack!
    • Wood #132262 an is $62.90.  The regular Retail Value on this would have been  $70.85
    • Clear #132263 and is $55.90. the regular Retail Value on this would have been $63.85

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    Christmas in White

    Here is another Christmas card idea.  This is a CASE from an event I participated in last Fall.  It is done with Whisper White card stock, a  piece of Silver Glitter and a piece of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding.  I used a bit of Crystal Effects on black card stock for the door knob.  Popped it up using dimensionals.  This is a very WOW card and easy as pie to make. 
    Hope you enjoy!

    I used the Merry Christmas for Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370 Wood $36.95 and 127802 Clear $26.95 Set of 24).  Measurement are Base Whisper white 4.25 x 11 folded (open at top) to 4.25 x 5/5,
    Layer 1 is 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, Layer 2 which makes up the door is 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 ( I cut it into sections of 1 7/8 x 21/4 for top and 17/8 x 2 5/8 for bottom).  Stamp you sentiment on the lower left piece and add the knob to the right side as shown.  I used a 1/4 round punch for the knob.  To make the wreath I punched my square (2 x 2) with 1 3/4 scallop then the 1" round to punch out the center.  I used Miss Lee's Fabulous Bow Maker for my bow and used a glue dot to adhere it to the wreath.  Easy Peasy 
    Until next time.....when I will be doing some Halloween ideas.......take a minute out of your busy day to do one thing that makes you happy.
    Rubber Hugs 
    Rose Ann 

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012

    Scentsational Season Bundle

    It's never to early to think about a design for your "handmade" Christmas cards.  I have been playing with a couple ideas.  So today, I wanted to share a card I did with the Scentsational Season stamp set and Holiday Collection Framelits Dies from the Holiday Mini catalog (129946 clear bundle $32.95).  It's done in Whisper White and Riding Hood Red with the tree being stamped in Gumball Green and topped with a Glitter Red Star. 

    First I ran the white layer thru my Big Shot cutting out the tree with a Framelits, then I embossed the piece with a textured impressions folder ( I used Snow Burst) and the I stamped the tree on a scrap of Whisper White with Gumball Green classic pad.  I punched out the tree and a small star using the framelits. I used Snail Adhesive to attached the Riding Hood Red layer to the base, then Dimensionals to attached the White embossed piece to the card, be careful around the tree cutout, I put the dimensionals around the opening so it would not colaspe.  I gently set the tree into the cutout and added the star to the top using adhesive.  Using a strip of white I stamped the sentiment and added a bit of red to make it pop.  It's is a fast and easy card that has a bit of WOW.....I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did making it.

    Don't forget the Back to Spool special  place a $40 order and get a spool of our new 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon FREE!  It's an $8.95 value.  Until next time.

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    Stampin UP! News...... My Digital Studio Free

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    If you work at a school or know someone that does or even volunteers, have them fill out this form and send it to to see if you qualify for a FREE copy of My Digital Studio. That's a $79.95 Value!

    What a great opportunity to get a copy of this fabulous program for your school.
    Have a great day and remember to do one thing today that makes you happy. 

    Until next time keep on Stampin!
    Rose Ann

    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Creative Elements

    Hi everyone....I wanted to share a card I did for a special couple's second wedding anniversary.  I used one of Shelli's Signature Collection set called Creative Elements.  I saw a version of this card on Split Coast stampers and knew it had to be made for a special occasion.  I did the base in Whisper white and added a mat in Midnight Muse then added another white layer.  I stamped the flowers in Raseberry Ripple, Midnight Muse Daffodil  Delight and Licky Limeade on a scrap of White and then cut them out (wished we had a punch for this one) ha ha.  I used mono adhesive and dimensonals to attach the flowers to the card base.  Stamped Happy Anniversary in Midnight Muse.  Easy Peasy and what a WOW, I just had to share it.  I hope you enjoy.

    Stamp sets: Creative Elements, 122647 Clear set of 8 $24.95 and Something to Celebrate for the words (sorry this one is retired, but the only Happy Anniversary I had)
    Whisper White and Midnight Muse Card Stock
    Base 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, layer 1 Midnight 5 3/8 x 4 1/8, layer 2 White 5 1/4 x 4.
    Have a great Monday, until next time.  Keep stampin!

    Welcome Baby

    Happy Labor Day Everyone...
    Today I have a gift enclosure card that I made for a friend who is having a baby girl next month.  This done with the set Baby Prints (120576 clear 21.95 and 125470 wood 27.95 set of 7).  I used Very Vanilla and Pink Pirouette paper and Crumb Cake and Pink Pirouette ink.   I ran the vanilla and pink layers though the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot folder and matted the top layer with pink.  I looped a piece of  3/8' Taffeta Ribbon behind the first layer.  Popped the layer up with Dimensionals.  I used a retired set of words (shhhhh don't tell anyone) for the Welcome Baby added some sparkle with our Basic Rhinestones.  The card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  This was a very quick and easy card and I think it turned out beautiful.  What do you think?    I hope you enjoy this card and have a great week.  Remember to do one thing today that makes you happy.  Until next time......keep Stampin!

    Don't forget September is "Back to Spool" month, for every $40 you spend, get a spool of our fabulous 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Check out my website for details.  

    Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Back to Spool!

    Check out this fabulous Special Stampin’ Up! has this month. During September, you’ll get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $40 purchase. Choose from any of our 2012-2014 In Colors—or earn all five! How great is that??

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    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Another Summer Afternoon

    This is another card from the Summer Afternoon Hostess set.  The base is Whisper White with Baja Breeze as the first layer.  I added a piece of Comfort Cafe as the background.  A pop of Cajun Craze that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Houndstooth Folder to match the texture of the background paper.   I did a double bow with our 1/2" Seambinding Ribbon and the fabulous bow maker.  Thanks for looking and I will showcase a new set later this week.  Take a minute today to do something that makes you happy. 
    Rose Ann

    Friday, August 17, 2012

    Summer Afternoon Sampler

    Summer Afternoon is one of the new Hostess sets, it can be purchased for $10 with a $150 order or workshop.  Item #126427 Clear or 126425 wood ($14) and is a set of 4.
    I used Very Vanilla for the base, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze and a bit of DSP from Comfort Cafe'.  I wanted to soften the card so I rounded the edges of all the layers with the Corner Punch.  I used the Scallop Trim Border punch for the Starfruit layer and colored the image with  
    Stampin' Write Markers.  Hope you enjoy.  

    Rose Ann
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    Monday, August 13, 2012

    Triple Time Stamping

    This is my verison of a card/techinque I saw on Dawn Olchefske's website.  It's called Triple Time Stamping and makes a fast and easy WOW card for any occasion.  I have done this card for several occasions with different colors and each have a different look.  For this card I used Creative Elements (122647) and  Fabulous Phrases (120501).  The paper is Whisper White and Basic Gray and ink was Basic Gray and Melon Mambo.  I finished it off with Rhinestone Basic Jewels  and a piece of Organza Ribbon. 
    The measurements are White 5.25x4, 4.25x3, 3.25 x and a piece for inside 4x 5.  Basic Gray for base 8.5x4.25 folded, 4.5x3.25, 3.5x2.25. 
    I hope you enjoy the card and stay tuned for some cards using our Hostess set Summer Afternoon.
    Remember to do something every day that makes you happy. 

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Love & Sympathy

    I'd like to share a card I did with Love & Sympathy set.  It is a very quick and easy card that can be modified for any occasion by changing the sentiment.  It's done in Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade.  I used a of DSP from the In Color Paper Stack and two pieces of 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in white to add a little accent to the polka dot paper. 
    Here is a list of measurements for you.
    Love and Sympathy - 122797 clear $11.97 and Wood - 122795, $15.95
    Wisteria Wonder 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 base.  Layer 1 Lucky Limeade 5 1/4 x 4, Layer 2  Wisteria Wonder 3 x 3 3/4 (run thru Big Shot using Stripes Folder for texture) then cut in half.  Insert Wisteria Wonder Polka Dots 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 between the two halves (I use a small piece of tape).  Cover the seams with a piece of Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  Use a small amount of Mono-adhesive to back of seam then wrap the ribbon around adhering to back.   
    The image is done with Stampin' Write Marker in Wisteria and Limeade stamped on a piece of 2x31/2 whisper white card stock and matted with another piece of Wisteria Wonder.  The sentiment was stamped in Limeade and punched out with the Decorative Label punch (120907) the faux matted using Wisteria. 
    I hope you enjoy this card and give it a try.  If you need any help just send me a line. 
    Remember do one thing everyday that makes you happy and until next time....Happy Stampin'