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SUO Challenge #44 – Mothers Day Card

By Wendy | May 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

This is my first EVER challenge that I have entered on a blog.  I love SU-Only’s blog and I am always going over there and checking it out.  So I finally got the nerve to enter their challenge.  The challenge was to make a Mothers Day card. Here is my card: I used Whisper White cardstock for the base cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Layered a piece of Daffodil Delight, cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″, and then a piece of Summer Smooches paper cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″.  I used the Labels Framelits to make the little design with the sentiment on it. (see future tutorial on that)… and I used Blessings From Heaven stamp set for the sentiment.  And of course my fav Whisper White Organza Ribbon for the ribbon wrapped around.  The flower I made using the Fancy Flower punch, you can view the […]


Tidbit Tuesday – Frugal Stamping

By Wendy | May 8, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hi EveryoneToday I have a quick Tidbit to share with you.  Stampin’ Up sells Stamping Sponges.  They can be found on page 203 of the current 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  They are only $3.50 for a pack of 3 full size sponges.  Check out this video to see how I cut them down and use them for sponging.  This saves quite a bit of money on sponges.You can order the sponges HERE the item number is 101610!


Blog Candy Winner

By Wendy | May 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

Hello Everyone,I had a great weekend, taught a class on Saturday that went well.  Church on Sunday was amazing.  How about that video and post – the WHAT DO YOU WANT? one… Holy Moly!  I had no idea it would cause such a stir!  I had more comments on that video and blog post than any of my other video’s or posts.  I even got HATE comments! LOL.  So here is what I know for sure:A) There were so many opinions that it would be impossible to please/meet everyone’s needs and wants.  But a running theme was – simple how to’s and more scrapbooking stuffB)  Some feel my videos are below a professional standard.  To address this I would say, I have a 3 yr old and I am a stay at home wife and Mom, who is also heavily involved in church and runs a home based business.  I […]


Emboss Resist Technique

By Wendy | May 6, 2012 | 4 Comments

Patty Bennet sent out a challenge to try out Emboss Resisting.  I have never used this technique so I gave it a try.  Here is a photo of the card that I did using this technique.  I really enjoyed this technique and will definitely be doing more projects with it in the future.  I also created a video so you could see how I did this technique Here is the list of supplies that I usedYou can click HERE to order any of these items.Sunflower Stamp #123606 $17.95VersaMark Stamp Pad #102283 $7.50Very Vanilla Cardstock #101650 $8.50Powder Pals (RETIRING) #102197 $19.95Heat Tool #100005 $29.95Black Embossing Powder #109133 $4.75Antique Brads #117273 $5.95More Mustard Stampin’ Pad #103162 $5.95Stampin’ Sponges #101610 $3.50Paper Piercing Tool #116631 $3.95Snail Adhesive #104332 $6.95


Sneak Peek

By Wendy | May 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hi Everyone! I have a sneak peek of cards I made using some of the new products that will be released on June 1st in the 2012 – 2013 Stampin’ Up catalog!   I really like the stuff I have so far.  I wasn’t sure about the cake stamp set until I started playing with it and I love it. Don’t forget to check out my post from yesterday to enter to win blog candy! If you are on my mailing list you will get a FREE Stampin’ Up 2012 – 2013 catalog in the mail!  Send me an email with your mailing address and I will get one out to you!  I also have great coupons with my catalogs. If you haven’t ordered your retiring products yet you can click HERE to order!  There are some items marked 70% off!


What do you want?

By Wendy | May 4, 2012 | 13 Comments

Happy Friday Everyone! I love Fridays!  Even though I am no longer in the workforce, my hubby is.  AND Friday for us means a weekend off of routine.  It’s so nice to have him home and be able to hang out.  Tonight I think we are going to have a campfire in the backyard and roast marshmallows with our little one…. What do you do on Fridays? Today I have some blog candy for you!  I want to know… What do you like seeing in video tutorials, what do you NOT like to see, what makes you want to come back and watch someone’s videos again and again…Here is a quick video on my thoughts… All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and or my You Tube channel with the answers to the questions above.. I will choose a winner with Random.Org on Monday […]


Flowers with Stampin Up punches

By Wendy | May 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Hello everyone! Today I have a video on how to make the flowers on the basket photographed here.  A close friend is getting married and he asked my daughter to be the flower girl along with another friend of ours daughter.  So I got the task of dressing up some plain wicker baskets for the girls to use to carry their petals in.  I didn’t want to over do the decorations and they are having a country wedding… so here it is. Here’s the video on how I made the flowers!  You can also check out Patty Bennetts blog as she is the one I stole this idea from šŸ˜‰  www.pattystamps.com – Thanks Patty! Click HERE to order the products in the video. Don’t forget we have retiring items.  Once they are gone, they are gone!!! Retiring Accessories List Retiring Stamp Sets



By Wendy | May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I AM SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT STAMPIN’ UP has changed their Starter Kit!   It’s NOW customizable to YOU! AND it’s only $99!!!!  How amazing is that! You can choose ANY products out of the catalogs for your kit!  Choose $125 in product and just pay $99.  You also get a business kit that is geared towards your interests!  This is FABULOUS! You can click HERE to Join My Team and start designing your starter kit!  You will also receive a kit from me in the mail to help  you get started in your demonstrating!  When you join Stampin’ Up today you qualify to start pre ordering items from the June 2012-2013 catalog… Immediately! **** CHOOSE $125 in PRODUCTS and only pay $99 when you become a demonstrator****


Last Chance and Blog Candy Winner

By Wendy | April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Hi Everyone,Just wanted to drop in and say today is the last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog!  OH I so hope they bring back the FABULOUS FRAMELITS!  I really love those!I have some free stuff I am giving away with orders!  You can check out the video here…. The 5 Ink Pads are gone and so is the Triple Treat Flower Stamp and paper, but everything else is still up for grabs!  Also Blog Candy winner from last week is Lorie H, but you didn’t leave me a way to contact you… SO please contact me if you see this post!You can click HERE to place an order and qualify to win one of the items in this video šŸ™‚


Stamping in your Scrapbooks

By Wendy | April 29, 2012 | 3 Comments

Hey Everyone!  Christmas in April!!!!???/  WHAT?  Ok, so I am trying to get my album all caught up so I can start scrapbooking my 2012 photos.  Here is a layout I did using the Becky Higgins page protectors and Stampin’ Up Designer Paper and Stamp Sets.  I really love how this layout turned out. I love the simplicity of this process.  I am using photos all taken within about a weeks time and putting them in ONE two page layout.  Where as before I would’ve tried to make individual layouts for each date and event you see on these pages.  UGH THE PAIN!  So now I feel so much freedom in just taking photos when I want to and not worrying about the scrapbooking process. Supplies Used for this Scrapbook Page: Merry & Type Stamp Set #122552 $18.95 Soft Suede Stampin’ Pad #115657 $5.95 First Edition Designer Paper #121878 $12.95 […]

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