Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Retirement Lists!!!!

It is almost time for the new Stampin' up annual catalog! So some things have to go!! Check out the retirement lists and place your order before they are all gone!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pinterest Page

Just thought you might be interested in checking out my projects on Pinterest! This is a great resource for ideas, too. You can see all of mine right HERE .

Have a great day and, as always, Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Double Stamping

The base is the usual 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4". The center stamped mat is 3" x 4 1/2". Using temporary adhesive, attach it to the base and stamp your image all over. There will be a slight gap in the stamping around the mat. Then lift the mat off, cut a solid mat at 3 1/4"x 4 3/4" and attach to the back of the stamped mat. Attach this to the base card and the gaps disappear. Then decorate as desired.

SU products used:

Cardstock: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Whisper White
Inks: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, and Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Field Flowers (122760) and Papillon Potpourri (123757)
Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)

For the sentiment, I cut the mat from the same framelit and cut the piece in to fourths. I then attached it to the back of the sentiment. ( If you look close, you will see small gaps, but they do not take away from the matting.)

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

One more "Sentimental"

If you have been checking in, you know that this is now one of my favorite sets earned from the SAB sale. Another simple card with a lot of sponging on vanilla with Early Espresso ink. The tickets are from the spring catty (good til May 31) called That's the Ticket (128072). I held them together with a mini paper clip and mounted them with dimensionals (104430). The sentiment is also mounted on dimensionals. I cut it out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), then cut the same frame from Early Espresso cardstock, cut it in fourths and attached it to the back. This leaves a tiny gap between the pieces, but is barely noticeable and it looks so much better with the dark outline.

I hope you have a really great day, and I thank you for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Dolled Up Kit

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit
We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Adhesive not included

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Smiles book

Just thought I would share a fun little project. I borrowed the book cover stamp. It is available through Too Much Fun Rubber stamps . She is great to work with! I made pocket pages to place on the inside and decorated it with what made me smile!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tulips from owl punch

These tulips were created with the owl builder punch (#118074).  Punch out the owl body, cut the feet off and cut two petal/leaves from each one, coming up from the bottom center to the "ear" in a curved cut. Sponge color around each one to add dimension and put the flower together. The buttons were also created from cardstock. Punch out a circle the size needed for the button twice, punch two small holes in the center and glue on top of each other. Punch out two more smaller circles, then use the original punch to punch out a ring from the hole in the cardstock. Glue these two pieces on top of the first and there is your button. Hope that makes sense to you! I then coated them with Crystal Effects (101055). The doily (129399) is cut in half and added to the card.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Free SU product!!!

Click on my SU site to the right, then promotions tab and scroll down to this special!!!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Color chart

SU is revamping colors for the new catalog in June. This is what is happening in the color families.

The new In Colors are:

Coastal Cabana
Crisp Cantaloupe
Baked Brown Sugar
Strawberry Slush
Pistachio Pudding

Looking forward to playing with the new colors and seeing the new catalog. This is as good as Christmas for me!!! Hope you will join me!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Another Sentimental

Another card using the SAB set and early espresso color scheme.

Current SU products used:

Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock
Early Espresso ink
Tea For Two DSP (129311)
That's the Ticket stamp set (128072)
Ticket Duo Builder punch (126883)
Neutrals brads (119736)
1 3/8" square punch (119877) {used to create banner notch)
Crochet Trim (118481)

Enjoy the day and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

This is another one of those sets that I wasn't sure I would use much, but it was FREE during SAB, so why not. Now I find it is one of my favorite sets and wish I could sell it to my friends!!!

Using all three images creates a much larger card (5" x 8 1/2"), but so worth it.

Current SU products used:

Early Espresso ink and cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
That's The Ticket stamp set in the spring catty (128072)
Ticket Duo Builder punch (126883)

Hope you are staying warm cuz it is COLD and WINDY here!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Last Day for Free Shipping!

Free shipping on all orders for Stampin' Up!! If you are placing an order for less than $150, PLEASE enter the hostess code: G9JH66HE. If you are ordering $150 or more than do not use this code. You will qualify for the hostess rewards yourself!!!

Just click on my SU site to the right and place your order.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Free Shipping on SU orders!

Free shipping on all orders for Stampin' Up this weekend!! If you are placing an order for less than $150, PLEASE enter the hostess code: G9JH66HE. If you are ordering $150 or more than do not use this code. You will qualify for the hostess rewards yourself!!!!

If you are in need of a nice paper trimmer, I highly recommend the one found on page 180.

Let me know if you have any questions! Now head on over to my SU site through the button on the right and place your order today!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, April 5, 2013


WOW!! Free Shipping with your Stampin' Up order this weekend! How great is that!!! Now is the time to get in your orders online right here!

We are also changing around a few colors. Check out the video from Stampin' Up here.

Here is the color changes:

So, you might want to purchase the refills for the pads
are leaving, especially with the free shipping. Watercolor pencils and crayons are also retiring. The Brights are already gone and the rest on "as supplies last".

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

An apple a day

Here is a fun card. Take two card bases of 6 1/4" x 10". Cut from one corner on each one to 2 3/4" above the opposite corner to angle the top of the card, on each piece. Score each piece at 4", 6" and 8". Adhere the two backs (the 4") piece together and decorate as desired.

There are so many ways to decorate. I plan to make several and hope you enjoy making them also.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Current SU products used:

Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla cardstock
Raspberry Ripple ink
Raspberry Ripple stitched ribbon (126845)
Framed Tulips Folder (121809)
Fancy Fan Folder (127751)
Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
Paper Piercing tool (126189)
Festive Paper Piercing Pack (127857)

I hope you have a wonderful day, and, as always, thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SU kit of the month sign up

Don't forget to sign up for the great My Paper Pumpkin Kit!! You have a few more days to recieve it this month. If you wait til the tenth of the month, you will have to wait until next month to start!!! You can sign up here and please list me (Mary Lee Carroll) as your representative. I would really appreciate it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Golden Butterfly

I hope everyone had a really nice Easter! We had a big family gathering, which is always nice. Even did a little crafting together, besides decorating eggs. This is one of those cards. It is simple and so elegant! If you look closely, you will see the pearls and embossing on the base, too.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!