Friday, April 30, 2010

Fabulous Elements of Style

You might not recognise this stamp set or it's name.....unless you have received your copy of the new Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog! If you need a copy send me an e-mail and I'll be sure to get one in the mail for you. This set is so versatile (I know I say that a lot!)---but it's true. It's very eclectic and it makes the most beautiful cards. Shelli gave us this set at Leadership in January and something happened that I've never seen before. I have been to quite a few Stampin' Up! Events, just had my 9 year Anniversary with SU! Shelli said it best on her blog, "The demonstrators went bananas over that (set), rocking back and forth and waving the sets in the air. I felt like I was at a rock concert—it was a great sight from the stage." I was there and it was amazing!
I think we all knew when we saw it that it was one of those special stamp sets. It appeals to everybody--and it's quite lovely. Well, all that and I haven't shown you my card yet! Here it is--

It was my trade at the Milwaukee Regional April 10.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Elements of Style (pg. 12, Summer Mini Catalog). Accessories: vintage brads, designer label punch, dimensionals, stamping sponges. Paper: Very Vanilla, Pale Plum, Basic Black. Ink: Basic Black.
Make sure you check out the other Sisters cards ( See you next week!
Happy Stamping, Karla c(:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Are you ready???

I have some BLOG candy to give away----Yippee!! I've have asked to be a Guest Designer for UStamp again!!

Why UStamp you say??
Well to quote a friend of mine (from UStamp Gardenia "UStamp offers 40+ projects from designers all over the world. There are tons of prizes, chat times and friends to make. You can upload your creations and view other crafters takes on the challenges. It's great fun."

There you have it in a nutshell! See that cute new blinkie to the left?? Well, click on that if you have any questions or to sign up. Leave me a comment, I will be announcing a winnar on May birthday, but the gifts go to you!

Check back on Friday for a new Fab Friday post, Karla c(:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Awash with Flowers on Friday

Hello and welcome to this week's Fabulous Friday post. This week the Sisters ( are making projects with a NEW set Awash with Flowers, here is my card--

I used one of the flowers in the set on it's side for the butterfly-- using the black marker to make the antenna and body of the butterfly. I'm putting together a demonstration on BigShot folders for the Quarterly Janesville Meeting on May 1st. This will be one of the cards I'll show at the Meeting--just another great perk of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. If you live in the area conntact me for more info. The design in the white cardstock was made by using a small frame with an oval cut from it, here is a picture of what it looks like--

I found them in the wedding section of my local craft store. You layer the frame under the folder before you send it thru the BigShot. Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Awash with Flowers, Full of Life. Accessories: Almost Amethyst marker, Basic Black marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, organza ribbon, BigShot, Finial Press folder. Paper: Whisper White, Almost Amethyst. Ink: Basic Black, Almost Amethyst.

See you next time, until then happy stamping! Karla c(:

PS. Make sure you drop by the Sisters to see the Fabulous Friday post (

Friday, April 16, 2010

Fabulous BigShot for Friday

Today for the Fabulous Friday post at Sisters in Stamping ( the four of us are posting for your perusal cards and projects made with the awesomely awesome BigShot. Here is my project:

It's a box with a cute little belly band with flower attached. The flower was made with the die Flower Folds #115970. I used one of the pink corduroy buttons from the Occasions Mini catalog (only a couple more weeks for that catalog left). I opened up the box to take a picture:

Here is what's inside--there is a bath fizzy and I used the Flower Folds die to cut compressed sponge. I ordered it from the Internet (e-mail me and I'll give you the web site).

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: With All My Heart (pg.12, Occasions Mini Catalog). Accessories: Pretty in Pink corduroy buttons, BigShot, Flower Folds die, Bermuda Bay marker, Melon Mambo marker, mat pack, paper piercing tool. Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery. Ink: Bermuda Bay

This was one of the projects we taught at the BigShot Class. We will be repeating this class in Janesville, if you are interested in attending e-mail me and I'll send you the information. See you next week, Karla c(:

PS. Oh and check out the Sisters!! (

Thursday, April 15, 2010

March 2010 Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta Cards

Here are the cards we did last month at the Stamp a Stack, card one:

This cute card is a copy from my good friend Jodie Schmidt. We had a shoebox trade in January and this was her trade. Everyone loved how she used the border punch on the outside on the Barely Banana and the inside with the More Mustard.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Fox & Friends (pg.31, Occasion Mini Catalog), Whimsical Words (SAB set). Accessories: BigShot, Perfect Polka dots folder, Scallop trim border punch, Barely Banana marker, Basic Black marker. Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, More Mustard. Ink: More Mustard.

Card two:

This card is so simple yet it's very lovely! It's all in the little details.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp sets: Vintage Labels (SAB set). Accessories: dimensionals, Whisper White Organza ribbon, Wide Oval punch. Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bride Specialty Paper. Ink: Sahara Sand.

Card three:

I used the Stampin' Pastels to add some dimension to this card after I ran it through the BigShot.

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp Sets: All Holidays (pg.43, 2009-10 IB&C). Accessories: Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, crop-a-dile, Manhattan Flower Folder, Stampin' Pastels, sponge daubers. Paper: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla. Ink: Basic Black.

Card four:

My good friend Jodie (see card one) did the cutest pencil topper for St. Patricks Day. I thought it was a great idea--I did one for Easter!

SU! Supplies used--

Stamp sets: Holiday Blitz (pg.44, 2009-10 Ib&C). Accessories: Large and Small Oval punches, Heart to Heart punch, BigShot, Scallop #2 die, slit punch, dimensionals, 1/4" Bashful Blue grosgrain, googly eyes, Tombow Adhesive, mini glue dots, Easter pencils. Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink. Ink: So Saffron.

Card five:

See the details and supplies used for this card here (

Thanks for stopping by! If you live in the Madison Wisconsin area click on the calendar to the left for a schedule of the next Stamp A Stack Class (SWLC). See you on Friday for the Fab Friday post, Karla c(:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sending Hugs & Kisses on a Fabulous Friday

Over at the Sisters ( we are all making cards and projects with the Sending Love Notes Hugs & Kisses (pg.19, Occasions Mini Catalog). Here is my Fabulous Friday post this week--

This is a picture of the bookmark out of the pocket on the front of the card--

I saw this card on fellow Sister Debbie Naylor's blog ( one of her SU! Downline Darlene Crockett--it inspired my card for this Sisters in Stamping Fabulous Friday Challenge. Thanks Darlene! For some reason as soon as I saw the Hugs & Kisses in the Occasions Mini-- I thought bookmark.
SU! Supplies used--
Stamp set: Great Friend (pg. 107, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain, dimensionals, Basic Jumbo Grommets, Sending Love Hugs & Kisses, stamping sponges. Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery. Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Certainly Celery.
I'll be posting my SWLC (Stamp-a-Stack Cards) early next week, come back to check them out. Meanwhile go look at what the other Sisters are doing (

Happy Stamping--
Karla c(:
PS. I'll be at the Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regional on Saturday. Say hello and trade with me if you see me!

Friday, April 2, 2010

2-Stepping Fabulous Friday

Is it Friday again?? We are mid Spring Break here at our house, doing some Spring Cleaning. The Sisters in Stamping ( are focusing on the 2-Step Promotion that started this week at Stampin' Up! This is the card I made--

Whenever we have a trade at a Stampin' Up! Downline Meeting I like to give it theme. Last month's theme was an "Inspiration Trade." You take something that inspires you (a dish, a piece of clothing, etc) and you make a card with that inspiration. This is my inspiration--

I purchased this scarf in Las Vegas a couple of years ago. Here are the SU! supplies that I used--

Stamp sets: Flower Fancy (pg.101, 2009-2010 IB&C), Extreme Elements (pg.81, 2009-2010). Accessories: dimensionals, heat gun, gold embossing powder, Stampin Sponges, Modern Label punch, 1/4" Elegant Eggplant grosgrain, mini glue dots. Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Brocade Blue, Melon Mambo, Lavender Lace. Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark, Lavender Lace, Old Olive.

If you'd like more info on the Promotion click on the Stampin' Up! button to the left. Thank-you for stopping by, check out Sisters in Stamping ( to see what the others are doing.

Until next week, Karla c(: