Friday, April 29, 2011

Four Frames Stamp Set

Whoa, how is it Friday already?!  I'm behind in my blogging.  This time of the year means lots of end-of-school festivities -- which keep me very busy!  But, I wanted to get in a quick post and share my creation for the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week!  I used the Four Frames Stamp Set that is available as a Sneak Peek ONLY through tomorrow!!!  Here's my card:

We'll be making this card at Chicks & Chocolate tonight.  I thought it could be used for Mother's Day or several other occasions.  Very girly, girly!

Products Used:
Stamps:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Baroque Border Stampin' Wheel
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Punches:  Eyelet Border, Decorative Label Punch, 1/2" Circle
Other:  Big Shot Fun Flowers Die, Crimper

Here is this week's photo to inspire you:

Make sure and stop by Stampin' Celebration to check out the other Design Team projects.  Enter your creation by next Wednesday for a chance to be our next Guest Designer!  :)

You can purchase the Four Frames Stamp Set through tomorrow with a qualifying $20 purchase.  After tomorrow, it won't be available again until July 1st!  Details of this promotion can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fancy Favor Easter Basket

This week over at Stampin' Celebration, we're celebrating Easter with this fun Inspiration Challenge:

Don't you just love the sweet, soft feel of these photos?  I recently purchased the Fancy Favor Die for the Big Shot and thought this was the perfect time to finally play with it!  Here's my creation:

My design is pretty simple.  Once I embossed the cardstock, it looked so pretty I really didn't want to do much more to it!  You can't see the embossed bunny on the matching card very well.... here's a closeup:

(You can click the images for a larger view.)  The 3x3 card fits perfectly inside the basket.  I'm going to fill these with some yummy treats for the boys' teachers!  I know they'll love them!!

Products Used:
Stamps:  Four Frames Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Forest Friends
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Versamark, Certainly Celery Marker
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Punch:  Decorative Label Punch (LOVE this punch!!)
Other:  Satin Ribbon in Old Olive, Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder, Big Shot Fancy Favor Die, Tasteful Trim Die, Jumbo Brads (neutrals), Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool

Isn't the Four Frames Stamp Set gorgeous?  You can purchase this sneak peek item now or earn it for free with a $350 workshop!!  Click here for details!!

Make sure and stop by Stampin' Celebration to check out the other Design Team creations.  We're taking a mini Easter-vacation so you have TWO weeks to submit you project and have a chance to be our next Guest Designer.  I hope you will come play along!!

Don't forget to take advantage of this month's Stampin' Up! Promotions:

**There is ONE (weekend) spot available at the Design Divas Retreat - reserve your seat with a $50 deposit today!!  (A few Saturday-only spots available as well.)
Thanks for visiting and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fun Flowers Easter Card

Hello!  Last month at my Crazy 4 Cards Class, we made some Spring and Easter cards.  My mom came to the morning class and needed a few extra Easter cards.  We took one of the designs and changed the colors.  This is what we came up with:

Isn't it cute?  I just love the clean and simple style and these sweet colors together!  We meant to emboss the top portion of the card - but forgot!!  Oh well....

Products Used:
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Designer Series Paper Pack (In Color)
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms
Ink:  Basic Black
Punches:  Eyelet Border, 3/4" Circle, Decorative Label Punch, Corner Rounder
Other:  Big Shot - Fun Flowers Die, Perfect Polka-Dot Embossing Folder

I would love to see your Stampin' Up! Creations!!  I added a folder on my Facebook Page where you can upload your projects.  You must be a "fan" to participate.  Click the badge below to find my "Create with Cori" Facebook Page:

Under Photos, you will find the "Customer Creations" folder where you can upload your projects!  I can't wait to see your latest and greatest projects!

Don't forget to take advantage of this month's Stampin' Up! Promotions:

**There are 2 spots available at the Design Divas Retreat - reserve your seat with a $50 deposit today!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stampin' Up! - Spring is Blossoming Promotion

Spring is in full swing at Stampin' Up! with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  Be one of the first to get these brand-new products!

Four Frames Stamp Set
(Coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch #120907)
Wood item: #123440 $20.95
Clear item: #123442 $15.95

Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Item # 122367 $9.95

There are two ways you can get your hands on these brand-new products:
  • Spend $20 on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

You can shop 24/7 in my online store.  Don't forget to get your Stampin' Up! Grab Bag while supplies last!!  Contact me with any questions!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ribbon Lollipop Card

Happy Friday!  I'm a little late getting this posted!  We are on Spring Break this week and I haven't had much time on my computer or in my studio!  I did manage to get my project done for this week's challenge over at Stampin' Celebration.  After my four hour drive back from North Carolina, the creative juices weren't really flowing.... but here's what I came up with:

And here is this week's Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge photo:

I realized after this challenge, that I don't have any cute little animal sets - I guess I'll need to work on that!!  :)  I decide to pull from the middle photo with the lollipops for my inspiration.  To make my lollipop, I used our Stitched-Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz.  I twisted the ribbon and adhered it to a circle punched out of cardstock.  It was pretty easy and I love how the white ends of the ribbon show through!

Products Used:
Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Ink:  Early Espresso
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, Brights Patterns DSP
Ribbon:  Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly, Pumpkin Pie Taffeta
Other:  Big Shot Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Top Note Die

Make sure and stop by Stampin' Celebration and check out the other amazing projects from the Design Team.  Link your creation by Wednesday and you could be our next Guest Designer!!

On a personal note... here are a couple of pictures from our Spring Break week.  I took the boys to the Great Wolf Lodge in North Carolina.  It was our first trip there and they had a blast.  I met two of my friends there with their kids.  It was the perfect mini-vacation!

Have a great weekend!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Get Your Stampin' Up! Grab Bag

Sale-a-Bration has come and gone.... sniff, sniff.  But, fortunately, Stampin' Up! always has something fun up their sleeve!  Beginning April 1st, and continuing while supplies last, you can purchase special Stampin' Up! "Grab Bags" available in my online store!  These Grab Bags will come in three sizes:  the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag.  Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following:  ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent Kit components.  Grab Bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:
  • Grab Bag ordres can only be placed online.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the Grab Bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of Grab Bags a customer may purchase; however, Grab Bag items are only available while supplies last.
  • All Grab Bag sales are final.  There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all Grab Bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering Grab Bags:

$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Happy Shopping!!