Monday, September 30, 2013

Last Day of the Butterfly Bundle

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Butterfly Bundle promotion!  I love this little butterfly punch, and here are some of the projects I made with it this month...

even the little bat was made with the butterfly bundle.
Get 15% when you buy both the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and Bitty Butterfly Punch together as a bundle!  Be sure to use the item number for the bundle. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

I have a My Digital Studio post for you today!

My Grandmother celebrated her 95th birthday this summer!  She is the mot wonderful grandma, everything you think of when you think of grandma.  Great cook, great bedtime story teller,  always a positive word and a smile.  As you can see I could not get all the great grandkids to stand still and smile to take a group photo.  I took about 15 takes of this photo, and in the first 12 there is always someone looking down or the baby is wiggling out of her lap, or the balloon was in front of Tuckers face.  In the last 3 they were just completely out of control, so instead of trying to decide which one was the best, I decided to pick the one that was the craziest.  Honesty in Scrapbooking!
I used the Fan Fair download for the papers and embellishments on this page.  I've used it before in a  lot of pages I make of my mom, I'm hoping to put them together in a book, someday!  There are just too many pages I want to put in there, I may never get done!  I used the Sketch from MDS Monday to make this page.  Some of my regular readers know that I am part of the challenge team over at MDS Monday, but some of you may not, so I like to let my paper readers know every once and a while.  And, if you haven't tried digital scrapbooking before, why not give it a try?  I am happy to help, and there are numerous places to get online help as well, such as my "Beth's digital cuts" blog, the MDS Monday blog, and the site. 
Here I the sketch, it would be great for you paper scrappers too!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Spooky Luminary

I made this fun luminary for Halloween this week!  I was playing around with ideas for next weeks stamp camp and I'm trying to focus on fall.  This luminary is really simple and it uses the "Best of Halloween" stamp set.  Each side has a different stamp.  I stamped the images onto vellum with versa mark ink, then embossed them with black embossing powder. 
Where did I get the orange glimmer paper?  did I actually use non-Stampin' Up! products?  No way!  I used silver glimmer paper which I them painted with some re-inker and my aqua painters. 

I cut the circles out with my circles dies, then used the re-inker on them.  They did dry a little lighter than I wanted so when I make them again I will do two coats. 

Do you like my little bat?  I made him with the butterfly that is included in the butterfly bundle!  I punched out some butterflies and then tried a variety of my scalloped punches on it to see what I liked best.  I decided that the best one was the 7/8 scallop circle.  It was really hard to punch the scallop out of that tiny butterfly, so I used a post it note to hold onto the butterfly as I punched. 

It's hard to see in the picture since the paper is black, but I placed the butterfly in the punch until I could see the whole bottom wing and the start of the top bump of the upper wing.

Then I used my gel pen to add some eyes. 

Here is a picture of it glowing in the dark.  Fun right?

Here are some measurements.  Cut a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock in half.
Score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4, 11. 
Turn and score at 1 3/4.
cut the flaps, completely cut off the tiny rectangle at the bottom.

Best of Halloween stamp set item # 134381    $14.95 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hostess Code

The current Hostess code for my online order frequent buyers is 2VWFZCHT.
See this post for more information on the Hostess code and how it can help you earn Stampin' Up! products! This code will expire September 21st.  Look for a new Hostess code with the next Stamp Camp dates.
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Butterfly Bundle Take 3

Another card using the butterfly bundle!  This time I used the solid butterfly stamp.  I inked it up with Island Indigo and stamped onto some scrap Whisper White.  I then stamped again and again and again without re-inking the stamp.   I did this three times.  I then punched out all the butterflies and glued them on to my main block of Whisper White.   A super simple card.  I hope you like it.  And, I have a super busy day today, so that's all folks!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Take two

Still playing around with the Butterfly Bundle.   I love the Island Indigo and Soft Suede Combo.  I've used that combo many times.  Here I've added some Gumball Green too!  I used the oval collection framelits to cut out the embossed oval.  Have you used the Designer Frames folders?  They come in a pack of two and the are really fun.  I used the oval frame here, there is also a rectangle.  I'll show a picture of them at the bottom of the post.  The center of the oval frame is the exact size of the Extra-Large Oval punch, so you could punch out the center to make a window or add a center as I did here. 
I used markers to color in the butterfly and added a punched butterfly folded on top of the stamped one.  I adhered the punched butterfly with a glue dot in the center so that the wings could bend forward.  I used a sponge and Soft Suede ink to add a distressed look to all the paper pieces.  The brads and safety pin are from the Vintage Trinkets collection (love those). 

I hope you liked today's project!  Check yesterdays post to learn more about the special Butterfly Bundle discounts and my frequent buyer program.  Contact me with any questions, I am happy to help!

The Designer Frames folders!  Set of two folders for $8.95.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Butterfly Bundle

You may have noticed the fun new special from Stampin' Up!  I love both of the products in the bundle.  I can't resist a stamp with a matching punch!  I bought both of these items when they first came out, but if you don't have them yet, now is a great time to grab them!   The Papillion Potpourri stamp set is great.  It has 6 different butterflies in two sizes that work with both the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch.  Right now if you purchase the stamp set and Bitty Butterfly punch as a bundle you get 15% off.   Awesome right?!  And, if you decide to order through me and use the Hostess code above and you will also be on your way to earning some frequent buyer rewards.  Yea!  Add the Elegant Butterfly punch to your order and you will get a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels from me.  
Be sure to use the Hostess code to get these deals, Click on the Frequent Buyer program tab to learn more.  Contact me with any questions, I am happy to help :)
Follow this link to my SU website

Enough about sales, onto how I made the card.  I used Calypso Coral and Pool Party on the back ground.  I punched out a butterfly in a scrap of paper and used the negative space to sponge Calypso Coral onto the large circle randomly.  Then I punched out a butterfly on a post-it-note to use as a mask to sponge Pool Party butterflies on my large circle.
The circle was cut out with the Circles collection framelits.   The DSP is from the Epic Day This and That paper pack.

I stamped a small butterfly onto scrap, actually this is the one I used the negative space of to sponge the Calypso Coral.  I colored the butterfly with markers.   The green at the outer edge is Gumball green.  I punched it out, folded it, and adhered it to the card with a glue dot.

I added a greeting to a scrap of Whisper White.  Here I used the Lots of Thanks set.   I inked it up with my Calypso Coral and Gumball Green markers.  A cute Calypso Coral button and some bakers twine.  I hope you like the card! 


Friday, September 6, 2013

Truly Grateful take 2

I had some of the elements of yesterdays card still out on the desk, so I thought I would use the card base to make another card with the Truly Grateful stamp set.  I love the sweater weather paper and the natural ribbons!  So fun!  perfect with the wooden buttons.  I'm sure these accessories will see a lot of use this season.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Truly Grateful

I really like the Soft Sky / Chocolate Chip combo, so I am Truly Grateful that Stampin' Up! brought back Soft Sky this year!  I made these cards for Stamp Camp last week and I posted a picture of them in a blog post about the new Envelope Punch Board, but I guess the card was just sort of background material in the post, so I thought I would show it a little more closely this time.  The stamp set is called Truly Grateful.  The strip of paper in the background is from the Sweater Weather DSP pack (LOVE).   I embossed the Soft Sky paper with the Wood grain Embossing Folder, another favorite! 
 I used a sponge to add some ink around all the pieces. 

I then stamped all my images.  See my Oops?  I caught the edge of my stamp in the ink.  Bummer.  But, it ended up OK because I covered it up with an acorn, which I ended up liking so much I did them all that way :)

I used blender pens to color in the acorn and wheat. 

Another version.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Finally a cool day around here.  We've been having a bit of a heat wave with temperatures in the 90's!  Today we are a comfy 75 and I feel that fall is finally on the way.  I really like fall.  I love the colors and not being too hot or too cold.  I love pumpkin pie and crunchy leaves.   Here is a fall themed to fit today's mood.  Do you remember the digital sketch from couple weeks back?  I based this card on that sketch. 

Here is the sketch.

First I stamped the background stamps from the Gently Falling stamp set randomly onto a piece of 4 1/2 by 3 1/4 Very Vanilla card stock.  The colors I used are Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.   The Gently Falling stamp set is a really nice set for fall.  It has background and outline stamps in several fall leaf varieties, as well as a maple seed and acorn.

Use the background stamp and outline stamp together or on their own!

Next I added the outline stamp in chocolate chip.

Cut the Very Vanilla piece into three 1 1/2 inch pieces.

Mount the pieces onto a piece of  4 x 5 Chocolate Chip card stock. 

I also stamped the outline maple leaf onto a piece of patterned paper that matched my background piece. 

Use ribbon and buttons to finish the card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you like today's project.