Friday, February 26, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #140: Boxes and Bags

Lisa gave us the challenge of creating any type of box or bag.  I was stuck for a little while today (hence the late post) but then had a "duh" moment...."Lisa Bohler, you have a Big Shot die that will complete this challenge for you!" So I grabbed my Big Shot, some cardstock and DSP and Stampin' Up's exclusive Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz XL die and got right to work.  In hardly anytime at all, my challenge was complete!

The most challenging part for me in using this die is that the card you need to make is only a 2 by 2 card!  There isn't a lot of room in a 2 inch square!  But thanks to the Saleabration set Vintage Labels, I had the perfect little words to fit that size of card.

The die makes both the envelope and the box and I just needed to cut a card to fit (and stamp and add some adhesive, of course!)  I also just got the satin Old Olive ribbon so I had to put that to use with the Cottage Wall DSP.

Thanks for looking!

I've already checked out the boxes and bags that most of the other players created and you DON'T want to miss them!  So go...check them out!!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Whoo hoo! Products still available!

Stampin' Up has chosen to carry over several products from the Holiday Mini catalog (shown below).  These products will also be available in the next Idea Book and Catalog!!!

Item # Description Price

116794 Ornament punch $15.95

116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $5.95

116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $5.95

116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $5.95

116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $9.95

116824 Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $7.95

116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers $29.95

116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95

116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $11.95

116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $5.50

116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95

118140 Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $5.50

118108 My Digital Studio $79.95

116519 Charming stamp set $19.95

Friday, February 19, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #139: Sketch Challenge

Our challenge this week was a sketch challenge created by our list mom, Lisa Somerville.  Kraft cardstock is still inspiring me but this time I used the Kraft coloring in the DSP that you can get for free during Sale-a-bration with Stampin' Up! called Welcome Neighbor.  It's a 6 by 6 paper pack loaded with fun and cheery designs!

I got a little dot happy, too, by adding the dots onto the Extra Large Flower punch.  It's also sweet that SU has coordinating Kraft Corduroy buttons to finish my card off!

Thanks for looking and please take some time to click on my sidebar and see what the other BC members did with this fun sketch!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stamps for Sale!

Underneath my new blog header, there's a link to the retired Stampin' Up! Stamps sets, wheels and accessories that I have for sale.  Please check them out and let me know if you are interested!

New Blog header!!!

I'm so excited!!!  After watching some great hints by Patty Bennett on her blog, Patty's Stamping Spot, figured out how to make my own personalized blog header using My Digital Studio!!  If you are on Google Reader, you'll have to click and come to my blog to see it!!!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #138: Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day...a little early!  The girls from BC will have some wonderful cards to inspire you this Valentine's Day and it's not too late to try them out...if you hurry!

Kraft cardstock was my starting point this time and using the fabulous Sending Love Specialty DSP.  Can you believe I almost didn't order this paper?  Shocking!
Using lots of hearts, ribbon and the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set, I completely this LOVEly challenge.  Did you know that with every sale of this stamp set, SU is donating $2 to the people of Haiti? 

I am prepping my post a little early.  Off to see Leap Year...hoping for a little fun and laughter with a girls' night out! Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 08, 2010

My Digital Studio

Whoo hoo! This weekend, I went to a scrapping day and finally made myself sit down with My Digital Studio and finished FIVE digital pages. In realty, I only spent a couple hours working on this. I can see that this style of scrapbooking is for ME!!!
My Digital Studio is available from me on my online website: If you already have a digital scrapbooking program, downloads are available for that, too!!!
Here are my pages. The cute little boys are my great-nephews but the rest of the page-stars are me, my dh and our dogs.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

New Stampin' Up! Border and Corner Punch Video

Bonnie Thurber with Stampin' Up! has a new video with lots of hints and tricks for using the new corner and border punches.  If you've already purchased them, this will really help you!  If you don't own them and after watching the video, you HAVE to have them, just email me or shop  online at my website:

Friday, February 05, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #137: Black, Red and White

Lisa as given us one of the most elegant color combinations to work with this week:  Red, Black and White.  My Stampin' Up! color choices were:  Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. 

I am trying to hit a grand slam (Twins' Baseball spring training begins at the end of this month!) by meeting these challenges, all with one card:  1.  A thank you to one of my Stampin' Up! party hostesses (hi J!...look in your mailbox soon!)  2.  Blogger's Challenge  3.  Mojo Monday sketch and 4.  Using a new technique from the Technique Junkies latest newsletter. I succeeded!

Here's the Mojo Monday sketch:
The technique is called Mono Dies and it's from the February/March 2010 issue.  I have a link to Technique Junkies in my sidebar...go check it out!

Finally, here's the Grand Slam (complete with using the Scallop Trim Border punch which you can get for free through the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  Email me or check out my SU website for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to see what the other girls did with this fabulous color combination!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Inspiration from Unusual items

This isn't the first time that a Puffs tissue box has inspired a card from me!  But I thought I would share some pictures to see how they may inspire you!

Card Recipe:

Stamp sets:  Close as a Memory, Flower Fancy
Ink/Cardstock colors:  Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Other:   Corner Rounder punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals