Friday, February 12, 2016

Card Set as a door prize. . . . Morning Meadow. . . .

Last weekend I grabbed a retired stamp set - Morning Meadow-  and decided to use it to make a card set with envelopes to use as a door prize in one of my classes.  

I chose Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo as my cardstock bases.  

Easy-peasy cards that were quick to make but handy to have on hand.  After I finished these to give away I made some for myself too, only in different colors using scraps from my scrap bin.  

Do you get as overpowered with scraps as I do?  There comes a time when you just have to say enough is enough and sit down and use some of them up.    

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Washi Label Punch ......LOVE IT! and for even more fun the Party Punch Pack.....

You know how there are items in the catalog that you like....but always seem to fall to the bottom of your wish list?  Well for me, the Washi Label Punch was one of those items.....I liked it.... I wanted it....but there were just other items I wanted or needed more. 

Well, I recently got the punch and boy oh boy do I LOVE IT!!!!!  

I made this card using it, as well as the new Party Punch Pack for the balloons.  LOVE IT!!!

The bike image is not a Stampin' Up! stamp.....but the good news is...soon after I made this card...Stampin' Up! made an announcement that they are adding new items to Sale-a-Bration and . . . . we will soon have an even more awesome bike stamp - one of the new Sale-A-Bration choices starting Feb 15!!!!

Here is is: 

and here are even more Sale-A-Bration choices: 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Scrapbook Layout- Botanical Gardens Collection. . .

Today I wanted to share an AMAZING scrapbook layout designed by one of my card class girls...the talented Loretta A.  

She used the new Botanical Gardens Bundle found on page 26 of the Occasions Catalog.  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this layout and think she did a FANTASTIC job and just had to share it with you.  

This just goes to show you that dies and stamps  are NOT just for card making. 

A BIG thanks to  Loretta for sharing her work and inspiring others!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Price$41.00 $30.75
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim by Stampin' Up!

Price$6.25 $4.69
Blossom Bunch Punch by Stampin' Up!

Price$22.00 $16.50
Butterfly Basics Wood Stamp Set-Mount by Stampin' Up!

Price$59.00 $44.25
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!

Price$3.75 $2.81

Foiled Butterfly. . . . Embossed Tin Ceiling Technique. . .

This is a card kit I had left over from December 19th post from my card I decided to use it up and create a different card. 

I used the Fluttering TIEF from page 174 of the Annual Catalog. 

The greeting is from the Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set found on page 80 of the Annual Catalog. 

The Blushing Bride images behind the greeting are from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set found on page 29 of the Occasions Catalog. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Teapot Birthday . . .

Supplies Used:

I Like You Stamp Set (retired)
Perfect Pairings Stamp Set page 11 SAB 
Cups and Kettle Dies page 35 Occasions Catalog
Birthday Bouquet DSP page 9 Occasions Catalog
Blender Pen
Blushing Bride Card Stock
Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
Tip Top Taupe Ink
Pear Pizzazz Ink
Blushing Bride Ink

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Remembering Your Birthday and Gorgeous Grunge. . .

This is another leftover card kit from the card I posted on Wednesday February 3.

I changed the orientation and the stamp sets for a different card.

What do you think....which do you like better. . . .

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friendly Wishes and Grateful Bunch Bundle. . .

I had another kit left over from the card I made for my class ( posted on Tuesday, Feb 2) so I decided to use it up and come up with a different card. 

I used the Friendly Wishes Stamp Set found on page 122 of the Annual Catalog along with the Grateful Bunch Bundle found on page 22 of the Occasions Catalog. 

Love the images and matching punch in this bundle!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Party Wishes & Sunburst Sayings. . . an unlikely combination filled with dotty goodness!

I had a left over card kit from the card I made for my card class (posted on Monday Feb1). . . .so I decided to use the kit and make a different card.  

I chose the new Party Wishes Stamp Set found on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog as well as the Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set found on page 25

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

You Mean The World To Me.. . Faux Stitching . . . .

This is a great guy card made with the new Going Global Stamp Set found on page 39 of the Occasions Catalog.  

A white gel pen and some faux stitching makes this card pop!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weekly Deals. . .

Crazy about You Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Price$48.00 $36.00
Decorative Label Punch by Stampin' Up!
Price$22.00 $16.50
Gold 1/8 Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Price$6.25 $4.69
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$49.00 $36.75
Snow Friends Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Price$33.00 $24.75

Botanicals For You . . .

This card was made using the Sale-A-Bration freebie called Botanicals For You.  

You can get this set (or your choice of 11 items in the brochure) for FREE with each $60 order you place! 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Butterfly Card.. .

Here is a super cute and easy card I made using the Butterfly Thinlets .  

The greeting is from the Tin of Cards stamp set found on page 110 of the Annual Catalog. 

The designer series paper is from the Brights Color Collection DSP Stack on page 144.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Shel's Stampin' News. . . February 2016

Shel’s Stampin’ News      

Hi Girls!  

I just wanted to kick off a new month with a quick newsletter, providing you with all the current information available all in one place.  

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

11.       Weekly Deals:

2 2.      Upcoming Classes- register now as they are filling up quickly and seats are     limited.

44.      Sale-A-Bration:

Check out the brochure for all the details on how you can make Sale-A-Bration work
for you!

65.     My Top Pinterest Picks-  Scrappy Inspiration:

66.      Tips and Tricks:  Blender Pens

Our Blender Pens are mainly used for applying color by picking up ink from the ink pad, drops of refill ink, or from a Stampin’ Write Marker. 
But did you know you can use a Blender Pen as an eraser on a stamp?
After inking up a stamp, if you want to apply a different color to a portion of the stamp, remove that area of ink by picking it up with a Blender Pen. Go back and remove more ink if necessary from the stamp. This works best for just small areas where you want to clean off a little bit of the ink, otherwise it is easier to color with markers on different areas of the stamp.

 TIP: Remember to clean the tip of your Blender Pen every time you remove ink from your stamp. Just wipe the tip on scrap paper or paper towels..

77.      My Top Pinterest Picks- Cards:

There are so so many amazing cards on Pinterest that it is almost impossible to choose....but here are a few that caught my eye: 

8.  Current Backordered Items and Low Inventory Items:                                                             

Backordered – Embellishments
Item #: 140561
Pool Party 3/8" (1 cm) Glitter Ribbon
Estimated Availability:
February 22, 2016
1035 on backorder
7500 coming to the warehouse
Backordered – Kits
Item #: 138316
Bags Gift Tag a Bag Sketched Dots
Estimated Availability:
February 15, 2016
103 on backorder
8000 coming to the warehouse
Backordered – Stamps
Item #: 140738
Stamp Set Photopolymer Beautiful Ride
Estimated Availability:
February 8, 2016
19 on backorder
1470 coming to the warehouse
Backordered – Tools

Backordered – Tools
Item #: 126995
Stampin' Trimmer Cutting Blades
Estimated Availability:
February 8, 2016
132 on backorder
6512 coming to the warehouse

Item #: 140621
Big Shot Thinlits Bloomin' Heart
Estimated Availability:
February 8, 2016
896 on backorder
4368 coming to the warehouse

Item #: 140622
Big Shot Framelits Large Numbers
Estimated Availability:
February 8, 2016
1245 on backorder
20064 coming to the warehouse