Thursday, January 27, 2011

120+ Techniques

Hi everyone! There is a wonderful SU demonstrator that has created a way to share 120+ techniques and a rolodex box to store them all in.

I am thinking about offering the class over several months to a year.  Here is what I think the break down would look like...

Month 1 we would make the box, tabs, and learn 5 techniques.  I would think this should take no more than 2 hours tops. 

Month 2 (and on) we would do 10 to 20 techniques depending on the level of skill involved.

The techniques are on rolodex cards which would be cut out with the big shot (paper and supplies included).  Instructions are pre printed on the back of the cardstock and then each person would have the chance to create the sample on the front of the cardstock rolodex card.  This gives you the chance to try out the techniques before investing in the supplies to recreate it at home.

The cost would be $5.00 per class per person OR FREE with a Stampin' Up! order.  All of the supplies to create the samples and the box would be provided.  I would probably offer 2 different times in a given month to attend.

This is a time and supply investment for me which is why I am trying to gather feedback before scheduling. 

I think this would make a great gift for a scrapbooker or card maker and would be a very nice reference for anyone!

Please let me know if this is something that you would be interested in.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Friday, January 21, 2011

January Hostess Club Project


Today’s project includes products from the new occasions mini catalog!  I am IN LOVE with these spinners and if you are hosting or attending an upcoming workshop, plan to see at least one project with these on it! 




Here’s the supply list…


  • Pear Pizzazz 4 1/4 x 11 folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • DSP Nursery Suite Specialty cut to 2 1/2 x 5 1/2
  • Baja Breeze 2 x 5 1/2
  • Whisper White 3 x 5 1/2
  • Pear Pizzazz 3 x 3
  • Chocolate Chip 1 x 1 (or a scrap)


  • Baja Breeze Classic Ink
  • Chocolate Chip Classic Ink

Stamp Sets:

  • Smarty Pants
  • Take a Spin


  • Game Spinner Hands


  • Circle Scissors Plus
  • Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (circle used)
  • Scissors
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
  • 2 1/2” Circle Punch
  • Decorative Label Punch
  • Paper Piercer
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Dimensionals



  • On Whisper White CS stamp Take a Spin image with Baja Breeze ink and Smarty Pants sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink.
  • Cut out Take a Spin image with scissors along the outside line
  • Punch a Pear Pizzazz Circle using the 2 1/2” punch on the 3 x 3 piece of CS and attach the Take a Spin image using Snail
  • Punch Chocolate Chip small circle using Itty Bitty Shapes
  • Assemble Spinner (from top: Brad top, spinner, washer, small choc. chip circle, take a spin image on pear pizzazz paper) close brad loosely. If you close it too tight the spinner will not spin :-(
  • Punch out Smarty Pants sentiment with decorative label punch and distress using stamp pad (or sponges)
  • Punch out 2 strips of Baja Breeze and attach to each side of DSP
  • Attach DSP with Ribbon edges to Pear Pizzazz CS front
  • Cut a 3” Choc. Chip circle with the circle scissors plus and attach to card front with snail
  • Attach Pear Circle with spinner to Choc. Chip circle using dimensionals.
  • Attach greeting to card front using Snail.

Thank you for taking a look.  I appreciate all of your wonderful comments and looking forward to reading them!




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Locks of Love

On Monday I had my hair cut by my wonderful friend Shannan at A True Color salon in Bellingham and she did a fabulous job.  The best part… I had enough hair to donate to Locks of Love,  there was almost 13” cut off and donated! 










If you want a great cut at a VERY good price and are in Whatcom County, please email me and I will send you her info!






I thought that it would be hard to “recreate” the look at home but I am loving how easy it is!


Thanks Shannan!


Have a great Wednesday everyone!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Blog Candy!

This is LONG overdue!  So here it is… blog candy time! 


Here are the details.  I will draw one winner from all of my followers if we hit 100!  The drawing will be on January 30th.  The winner gets both the stamp set and the ribbon!

So please start spreading the word and following the blog!



Friday, January 14, 2011

Today I created!…

Before the much needed run to Costco I took a moment and played with my Occasions Mini goodies.  I LOVE the sparkly red paper and since I don’t have my catalog in front of me, you will have to dig out your catty to see what I am talking about! 

I cut a 3 inch strip and backed it with Sizzix Adhesive so that I all I have to do is use a punch on it and it is instantly a sticker… if you want to see what I mean let me know… I have been toying with the idea of starting to do a video and this would be a great easy one to start with!

01142011098It is pretty straight forward… decorated with DSP and added chocolate!  You can’t get much better than that!   I did stamp the “LOVE” from Tiny Tags and punched it out with the coordinating punch!

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Well, I hope that you enjoy!  Have a great day and I hope to have more projects posted soon!   Heather