Monday, January 25, 2010

YAY!! Happy Birthday to me!! ugh!

I hate birthdays!   The ONLY thing that makes a birthday better... is getting a hand-stamped birthday card!!  LOOOKIE!


Look at THIS yummy drink!!! 
SLURRP!


CUTE!!!!!

I just LOVE it!
Thanks Tina!  I love you!


Hugs!
Carol

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope. As a Stampin′ Up! demonstrator, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing, and more importantly selling, the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set.


From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.







GOSH... I think Stampin' Up! is wonderful!

You can order this stamp set at ANY time 24/7 from my web site: Carol's Corner

AND.... don't forget!!  THIS IS THE BEST TIME to order from Stampin' Up!


For every $50 in net product, you receive a FREE stamp set from the SAB catalog!!
Don't have a SAB catalog??...  Click on the link to the right on my sidebar OR email me, if you'd like me to send you one!!!

Happy Stampin'!
Carol







Friday, January 8, 2010

SR#1 - Stampin' Royalty Blog Challenge

Soooo..... COOL!
     I found the start of a new blog challenge, called:  Stampin' Royalty.  This brand new challenge starts us off celebrating it's birth!  The challenge... create a Birthday Card.

SO... since I know that I'm ALWAYS late sending my sister her birthday card (in Feb) that I would get an early jump on it!  (Don't look any further, Sissy, if your reading this!!)

Here's my take on this challenge.  I used the ornament punch as a vase simply by cutting off a tiny bit of the bottom.  Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, and then painted the raised portion of the embossing with Platinum Shimmer Paint.  Add some branches and blossoms, pop up the vase on a dimensional, and VOILA it's an INSTANT vase of prettiness!



Here's a close up of the vase and the shimmer painting


Here's the inside of the card...


Ok, now that it's made, I think I'll get it addressed and then it will be all ready to go! 

Happy Birthday, Tina!
Hugs!
Carol

Supplies:
Ink: Platinum Shimmer Paint, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Regal Rose, Versamark
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Regal Rose 5/8 inch Grossgrain Ribbon, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Eyelet Border punch, Sponges 


  

Oops... Changed my mind!

THIS.... is project #3 for Saturday's Stamp class!
I have that little milk carton planned for another day!!
   I adapted this version from Dawn's blog by just using a different stamp set!
       She's got sooooo many goodies on her blog, I could spend all day paroosing it!
This project uses my clear mount stamp set called:  With All My Heart and Well Scripted.  It also features the new Pinking Hearts punch and the Small Heart punch
   OhMyGooodnesss this is such a cute valentine.... because... when you open it up...



There is a place for a valentine surprise!!!
SWEEEET...huh?


Here's a close up of the front of the card



How Adorable is THIS??
Thanks Dawn for another FANTASTIC valentine idea!

My Stamp class is this coming Saturday.. I'm soooo excited!!!

Other supplies used are:
Gold Cording
Sponges

Ok... now I'm off to get ready for tomorrow Stamp Class!

TTFN
Carol

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Saturday Class Project #3


Project #3
I'm very excited about our Saturday Stamping Class!!

Project #3 is the Milk Carton!
New Products featured in this project are:

Other supplies used:
~Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Cameo Coral
~Ink: Regal Rose and Certainly Celery
~Accessories: Clips Assortment
Pretty in Pink 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Sponges


This is a FUN project... and If you are planning to be in the West Chester area on Saturday, think about attending this class!  Email me if you want to attend, we can always squeeze another stamper in!!  

Remember my stamp store is always open!  24/7  C'mon in! 

Hugs!
Carol

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MOJO-120 Friends

Nothing like a little MOJO to get the creative juices flowing!!  
Hmm.... I think I've said that before!!
But... it's TRUE!   If you haven't participated in a MOJO sketch challenge... NOW is the time!!  This week is especially a good one to join in on... it's a contest week!
The first week of each month they pick a winner... one for each 75 entries!
Not bad odds...eh?   So... GET your MOJO mooooovin'!!

Here's my entry for this week...  I decided to stay with this fanTAStic new DSP from the Occasions mini.. called:  Sending Love  (Can I tell  you that its one of THE PRETTIEST speciality papers that I've seen them come out with YET!?!?)

This card also features a brand new stamp set from the Occasions Mini called: Vintage Vogue, which also has a beautiful jumbo wheel (not used on this card, but i MAY decorate the inside with it.. hmm...)  A few more new items...  The absolutely aDORable new edging punch called:  Pinking Hearts  -- LOVE IT!  as well as.... that lovely, satiny Red Ribbon..  mm..mmm...mmm.. I Love this new catalog!  If you haven't gotten one yet, and want one.. PLEASE let me know.  You could also scan through the on-line version if you want to check out all the new products before you get yours!!
The BEST thing about these products is....... THEY ARE AVAILABLE to order!!  So, if you'd like any of the products featured in the Occasions Mini or in the main catalog, please email me... or visit my on-line store that is open 24/7!



Here's a close up of the circle.  I cut out a basic black circle and used my corner rounder to make the scallops!  Want to know how to do that?... simply email me, and I'll be HAPPY to tell you.  OR... attend my class this Saturday, and You can make this card too!!  (along with this card featured on an earlier post)



Welp... again.. it's another LATE night of stamping, and I have to GIT to bed!

Night all...
& Happy Stamping

Carol

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Thank Goodness for the New Year!

WOW... did it feel GOOD to finally get into my craftroom!!!
Smiley from millan.net

I do love the holidays, however it can just get SO overwhelming at times!!   I had GREAT intentions... and just about everyday in December, I wanted to get some "stamp time" in, but there was always something else that needed to be done first, so my stamping bliss time was post-poned numerous times. 

I hope everyone's holidays were special and wonderful... mine were!  Millan.net Tonight I stamped, tomorrow my tree comes down!  Which will officially mark the end of the holiday season.

It took me a while to FIND my craft table, because things just got piled up... higher and higher, until I was able to sort through the rubble!  BUT... here is it...  The FIRST card of 2010...  Called:    Love Birds! Smiley from millan.net

This card uses our NEW Speciality Designer Series Paper called:  Sending Love... and EVERY single sheet is STUNNING!  I highly recommend this beautiful paper, its just SOoo pretty!



This card will be one of the project that my stamp class will be making this Saturday, if you live in Southeastern PA, and would like to attend, please contact me.

The base of the card is Very Vanilla, the pink scallop was die cut using the Circle Scallops #2 die, and the stamp set is called Love You Much!  I used the Heart to Heart punch for the cut out hearts, and the birds... (if you look closely)... are paper pierced using some Saffron DSP.  Check out that beautiful satin ribbon... YEP... in the Occasions Mini Catalog coming out!  (Check out my side bar, I have a button if you want to see the mini)



Here's a list of all the supplies used to make this card:
~Paper:
~Stamp sets:
~Ink:
~Accessories:

Remember... my Stamp Store is open 24/7!

Hugs!
Carol