Saturday, March 28, 2015

Color Me Happy! Quick and Easy In Color Tags

Hey folks - how's life in your corner of the stampin' world? 

I've been busy keeping up with my downline team lately - they've been rockin' their businesses and I love rewarding them and sending encouragement. 
Actually, it's one of the best parts of my job!

Recently, I had 4 of my team complete a cool 30 Day Challenge and they each earned the new, Lovely Amazing You stamp set as their reward. 
I hate giving anything away without jazzing it up a bit, so I made some tags and tied them on: 

I cut pieces of the Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper that's a Sale-A-Bration freebie. 5 pieces of 2" x 4". I used my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to make tags then sponged over them with all 5 of the soon to be retired In Colors. 
Then I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Bravo stamp set and tied them around the stamp sets with coordinating Thick Baker's Twine. 
Sweet and simple, but VERY special! 

The 5th tag I used to create a card for one of my team members who promoted this week:

I used the stamp set Be the Star for the background on this super easy card. What I love about this one is that it could be for a guy or gal.

For those of you who may not have stocked up on your 2013-15 In Colors, you may want to take care of that soon.
The retiring stamps and accessories list will be published mid-April and those colors are usually the first to sell out. If you own the ink pads, you NEED the ink refills.
They will be available on the after-market (eBay), but at highly inflated prices that you can avoid by getting them now.
Best part? If you order them by the end of March, and your order total is $50 or more, you get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! You could even chose the Irresistibly Yours Paper I used for these tags.

Here's a list of the supplies I used on these projects along with the ink refills:

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As always, just click on the thumbnail photo of any of the products shown and it will take you to my Online Store to do your shopping.

Thanks for stopping by - now go make something fun!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robin's Awesome Adhesive Sale! - Limited Time!

Stock up and SAVE!!!

Between now and March 31st - Purchase ANY SIX Stampin' Up! Adhesives - Receive the 7th one FREE! 

Mix and Match with ANY Stampin' Up! Adhesives below to make your SIX - 
Choose ANY 7th Adhesive FREE! 
My Gift to you!

All orders MUST be placed in my Online Store using this Special Code:

Once you place your order, e-mail me at
with your FREE Adhesive selection!
I'll mail it directly to you! 

If your order goes over $50 - you'll receive a Sale-A-Bration product FREE!
You can combine products from the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and ANY current Catalog with your Adhesive order - but you MUST order SIX (6) adhesives to receive the 7th FREE. 

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You can click on any of the thumbnail photos to go to my Online Store - just be sure to use the special code when you check out!

Happy stampin' and sticking'!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sweet and Simple Notecard - Video Tutorial!

Sometimes you need a card that's quick, simple and of course, CUTE!
Our Note Cards and Envelopes are a great starting point for these kinds of projects, pre-cut and pre-scored, all you do is fold and stamp!

Here's a project that's all of that - with warm, welcoming colors too:

I filmed a short video to show you how I created this cutie - I used a technique called "Omitting" - definitely an oldie, but a goodie!

Here's the video link:

There's a supply list at the end of the video, but if you don't want to wait that long I've got it here for you as well.

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To shop for any of these products and more, simply click on the thumbnail photo of the item and you'll be directed into my Online Store to make your purchase.
Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is winding down - it ends on March 31st - so when your order reaches $50 or more, you can choose one of the fantastic, exclusive products absolutely FREE. You could choose the Best Day Ever stamp set or the Sheer Perfection Vellum that I used in this project!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mosaic Madness Flower - Tutorial Video!

Hey there!

This week, one of the great specials in our Weekly Deals is the Mosaic Madness stamp set. These super cool, modern images are fantastic for SO many different ideas and styles and I loved the idea of creating a flower from them.

About a year ago, I designed a card with this flower, but I don't think I ever shared it. :(
So...I redesigned the card AND made a video for you too!

Here's the flower:

And here's the whole card:

And here's the Video:

There's a complete supply list at the end, but for easy reference, here's a breakdown for you:

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To purchase any of these supplies, simply click on the thumbnail photo and you'll go right to that item in my Online Store! How easy is that??

Remember, the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder are only on sale through Monday at midnight!
And don't forget to add your FREE Sale-A-Bration item when your order reaches $50 or more.

Thanks for stopping by - now go stamp something fun!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Card

Hello stampin' and craftin' friends!

I've got a new card project and tutorial video for you today - check it out:


I LOVE the bright, fun colors in the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper, don't you? They are playful and eye-popping and perfect for sending a celebration type card to anyone on your list. 

Combined with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, you have a great duo for a quick and easy project. 
Here's the video I filmed to show you how to put this sweet and simple card together: 

Just a heads up, my sweet Buster Brown dog decided to make an appearance in this one - I give you a warning in the video - it was kinda funny actually, but since he didn't cover anything important, I just left him in. Guess he wanted his 5 seconds of fame. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by today - here's a chart with the supplies I used to create this card. As always, you can click on any thumbnail photo and it will take you directly to my Online Store to place your order.

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Have a fantastic day - go create something fun! 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Project Life by SU! for You! #PLxSU4U

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for my once a month blog hop with some very special stampin' sisters - my Advisory Board Sisters from the SU! 2010 Board. #ABsisters2010
We've joined up to bring you some wonderful ideas for using Project Life by Stampin' Up! - #PLxSU

Unless you are starting with me, you've likely come from my sweet friend Jodi Reinert's blog. If you missed her post, click her name to hop back over there.

I've been building my 2014 album using the Everyday Adventure Card Collection and I've finally added the completed pages to the gorgeous Black Faux Leather Album. I rearranged a few things to be more chronologically correct and added some more too.
Here are a few of the new pages:

I cut out a Silver Glimmer Paper Star using the Star Framelits and then used the Heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to punch a small heart out of the bottom center of the star. I then centered the heart opening over one of the Melon Mambo mosaic pieces on this insert card. I love how cool this turned out!

I then added the Silver Glimmer Paper heart to the journaling insert to draw them together visually.

This page documents my knee surgery journey - fun and not so fun. 

The only accent I added to this page other than the cards from the collection is the small purple flower on the journaling card. My daughter created it for me with polymer clay using one of the Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds. It worked beautifully and was perfect for this page.

This page documents a bit of our travels from last year's skating season. My daughter skates on a synchronized team and as a result, we travel a lot between November and February up and down the Northeast Coast. I made the most of the page pockets and cut the lower left photo in half to fit both the story and the pockets.
The insert in the lower right corner is a thin piece of cork with some designer paper embellishments that are from the "serendipity" pile on my work table. I added a couple of stickers from the Everyday Adventure Accessory pack to the top journaling card and voila! it was finished!

I truly love how quick and easy Project Life is to work with. You simply choose your photos, select a page pocket configuration and add your card collection inserts to fit the photos. 
This is easily the BEST way to get your photos out of boxes, off the computer and into albums!
If you haven't tried Project Life as of yet, it's time. You will never regret it! 

For now, hop on over to my dear friend, Sharon Armstrong's blog. She's currently vacationing in Hawaii with her hubby (lucky gal!), but she's got some great ideas to share! 

Happy Crafting!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easy Paper Strawberries - Tutorial Video!

Hello there crafty friends!

I'm taking a vote - who's ready for Spring? Or Summer even?
You can't see it, but I have both hands raised!

So, this Monday when I was creating projects for my Card Crew Club, I went looking for Spring and found it in a YouTube video by Australian demo Helen Wilson.
She created some sweet paper strawberries that are perfectly sized to fit in a basket made with our Berry Basket Big Shot Die.

I loved Helen's project so much, I decided to recreate the strawberries and put them in my own Berry Basket that I paired with a coordinating card.
My club gals thought they were adorable, so I took time yesterday to create a video for you, my clients and stampin' friends.

Here's a photo of the whole ensemble:

Once you make one of these sweet berries, you'll be addicted -they are so easy and Happy! Perfect for giving a sweet treat to a friend - each berry is large enough to hold a bite size candy. I was thinking the Strawberries and Cream truffles from Lindt would be perfect! There are endless possibilities though and I know you'll have some great ideas! 

Here's a close look at the coordinating card for the ensemble:

I used Crumb Cake card stock for the card and the Berry Basket. The Hardwood background stamp was inked with Soft Suede - the perfect woodgrain combo. 
The stamping for the card's focal point was done with the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Garden Green and Hello Honey ink. The greeting is in Soft Suede for a subtle look. 
I cut the left side butterfly out with the Butterfly Thinlits Die set, curled the edges with my Bone Folder and mounted it with a Glue Dot. A large Basic Pearl jewel finishes it off nicely. 

The video for the strawberries is below and I've included a supply list below that for your convenience. The supply list is linked to my Online Store to make it easy for you to shop for the items you need. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy this little taste of Spring!
Happy crafting,