Wednesday, October 3, 2012

F-A-L-L Birthday!

I love Fall.. even though Fall in Texas isn't really Fall!! I made this handsome birthday card for my uncle who lives in chilly Minnesota! To make my leaves these beautiful Fall colors, I used my stamping sponges paired with ink and very vanilla cardstock, and I am so happy with the result! I also utilized some awesome new items that can be found in the 2012 Holiday Catalog! This holiday catalog is good through January 2, 2013... need a copy? Leave me a message below and I'll be happy to get one mailed out to you!!


Crumb Cake Cardstock
Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Very Vanilla Cardstock

Stamp Sets:
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cajun Craze
More Mustard
Always Artichoke
Bravo Burgandy
Early Espresso

Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Naturals Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
Stamping Sponges

Clean and Simple Birthday!

Here is a Clean and Simple (CAS) birthday card made using the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set! I don't make many simple cards but I loved this one too much to pass up! Thank you to Tammy Fite at for the idea, only changes I made were the colors and the sentiment. List of supplies is listed below the picture, thank you for looking!! :)


Calypso Coral Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Calypso Coral
Early Espresso
Lucky Limeade

Stamp Sets:
Betsy's Blossoms
Happiest Birthday Wishes (Retired Hostess Set)

Basic Pearls

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thank You!

Betsy's Blossoms is one of my most favorite stamp sets from the new 2012-2013 Catalog! I used it here to make a few thank you cards. Please feel free to leave your comments, thank you for looking! The idea for this card came from a fellow stamper, Mercedes Weber, I made just a few changes to make it my own.




Stamp Sets:
Because I Care (retired hostess set)



Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sunflower Wedding Card

This is the wedding card that I made for the same cousin from the previous post. It may be hard to see in the photo but the Sunflower is embossed to add some texture! Supplies are listed under the photo.

Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper (retired)

Whisper White Craft Ink
Early Espresso Classic Ink

Stamp Sets:
Sunflower Background Stamp
Petite Pairs

Lots of Tags Sizzlits

Modern Label Punch

White Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon

Bachelorette Card

I made this card for my hubby's cousin, she got married last weekend and this was for her bachelorette party!! Enjoy! :)



Open Sea Birthday

My Grandpa had a birthday last weekend, boats are his thing so this is the card that I made for him.
I used the "Triple Treat Technique" which has been very popular lately...I'm sure I'll be using this technique more, I really like it! :)
If you want to learn how to do this technique please contact me, I'll be happy to teach you how!!




Stamp Sets:
Turtle & Co. (retired)- used for sentiment

Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons (retired)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Floral Framelit

I am loving the new Floral Framelit die! I made this flower and a little box to hold some treats. Directions for the box as well as a list of supplies are below the photos.


Pool Party Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (retired)

Antique Brads
Paper Piercing Tool
Sticky Strip

Floral Frames Framelits to be used with the Big Shot

Directions for the box:
Cut your cardstock to 6"x5.5"
Lay the 6" side along the top of your scoring tool and score at 2.5" and 3.5"
Then turn your cardstock so that the 5.5" side is laying along the top of your scoring tool. Score at 1" and 4.5".
On the 5.5" sides cut along the score lines only until you get to the 1" score lines that run perpendicular.
Now fold your cardstock on all the score lines and assemble using Sticky Strip.

Here are what the Floral Frames Framelits look like:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Piggly Wiggly Birthday

Today is my grandma's birthday and she adores pigs! So, I've made her a birthday card that showcases none other than... a Pig!! :) I made the little guy into a magnet so that she can remove it from the card and place on her refrigerator if she would like.

The card is a CASE from Jackie Topa. I got my inspiration for the pig from Lynn Pratt.

Here are my supplies:
Marina Mist cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Whisper White cardstock

Pretty in Pink cardstock
Basic Black cardstock
Basic Grey cardstock

Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Basic Black Ink Pad
Old Olive Ink Pad
Pretty in Pink Ink Pad

Button- Pretty in Pink

Owl Builder Punch (eyes, feet)
Petals Builder Punch (ears)

Circles #2 Originals Die

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

Betsy's Blossoms is a new stamp set in the 2012-2013 Catalog, and it has been one of my favorites so far! Below are two cards that I created with this set.

This first card features the new Floral District Designer Series Paper which I love because it is just so fresh and coordinates perfectly with Betsy's Blossoms! I used our newly reconfigured Firm Foam Classic Stampin' Pads in Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight.. they are fantastic, leaving a crisp fully inked image each time! This card is a CASE from Vicki Burdick.

This next card is a CASE from Mary Fish. It also features Betsy's Blossoms:

Summer Smooches Treat Bag

I recently had a workshop and this is one of the projects that we made. This project idea came from my upline, Lisa Cool!
Pinwheels are very trendy this summer so I showcased this pinwheel in the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper!
This little bag and box perfectly holds 2 Ghirardelli chocolate squares.. if you can stand to not eat them!! :)

So here is what you'll need to create this cute little gift:
Island Indigo cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Daffodil Delight cardstock (for the center of the pinwheel)
1/8" Silver Mini Brads
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Linen Thread
Modern Label Punch
The stick used for the pinwheel is a sucker stick, Stampin' Up! does not sell this item but you can find them at Wal-Mart or your local hobby store.

It's a Bird, It's a Plane... It's Buzz LightBear!!

My cousin's son is turning 3 and is having a Toy Story themed birthday party so I thought it was appropriate to create Buzz LightBear!! :)

The Bear die that I used is unfortunately discontinued but he was just too perfect to not use! My inspiration came from a fellow stamper, Jana Yoder.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy 3rd Anniversary!!

Well, yesterday the hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary!! 3 years has gone by so quick and we've lived in 3 different states within that time!! What a journey we've been on.. can't wait to see what else the future holds for us!!
We celebrated by going to dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse and we purchased tickets to go see Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan in October!! I can not wait for that... I'm a HUGE Luke Bryan fan!!! :)

This is the card that I made for Brandon. I used the Inspired by Nature stamp set which is sadly retired :( I used VersaMark along with white and brown embossing powder to emboss the grass image.

And here we are 3 years ago....

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Slide-out Cake Birthday Card

Check out this awesome card that I made for my cousin's birthday! It features one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies as well as some of the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and Pennant Parade Stamp Set with coordinating punch! I can not take credit for this idea, a big thank you to Lorri Heiling for the idea and a great video tutorial!
Here is a closed view:
And here are two views of the card when it is open:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wedding Bells are Ringing!

Wedding season is among us! The two cards below were created with the Pefect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, and the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. Also used was the Ovals Originals Die and 5/8" Satin Ribbon in Whisper White both items will be retiring May 31st, get yours before they're gone!

The first card features Pool Party cardstock and the Elements of Style Stamp Set for the sentiment. Great thing about this sentiment is that it can be used for Wedding, Bridal Shower or Anniversary!
The second card features Basic Black cardstock and the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set for the sentiment. I love the classic, elegant look of both of these cards!

Cheerful Happy Birthday!!

I made this card for my best friend's birthday.. I utilized Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set, both items were part of the Hostess section of the catalog but now you can order them on my website since they will be retiring May 31st!! Also used on this card was the Build-a-Blossom stamp set along with the coordinating Blossom Petals Punch (neither are retiring)!

If you want to learn how to make this card, contact me, I'd love to teach you how!!

"Boyish" Simple Thank You

Hubby had a birthday back in April... the big 2-9! This is a simple thank you card that I put together for him to send out, the best thing about this card is that it was so easy to make multiples!

This card is 4"x4" in size, I used Basic Grey, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight cardstock. The circles were made using the Circles #2 Originals die and the smallest circles were made with the Owl Builder Punch. The orange label was made using the Decorative Label Punch... only I punched it twice to make it smaller. Want to learn how? Check out this video tutorial. The sentiment came from the Just Believe stamp set. Lastly, I also used the Square Lattice embossing folder after I glued down my circles, this gives it the effect of being one piece of cardstock!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories

Today is the day... the Stampin' Up! retired accessories list is here!! These items are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. So, don't wait to stock up on your favorite accessories!! The list includes some cardstock, ink pads, markers, brads, ribbon, punches, dies and the list just keeps going!

Don't forget about the retired Stamp Sets, over 300 sets are retiring so won't want to miss out! The stamp sets will be available until May 31st, the accessories can be ordered until May 31st however they are while supplies last!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retiring Stamp Sets

Well, it's that time again... Stampin' Up! has released the retired stamp sets list. Go to my website to view all of the retiring wood-mount and clear-mount stamp sets and get yours before they are gone!! Don't miss out, click here to visit now!

Stay tuned, on April 25th the retired accessories list will also be posted!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Summer Smooches!

During the month of April you can get your very own Summer Smooches! The colors are so vibrant and fun, how can you not love them?! Below are a couple of 3x3 thank you cards as well as a couple birthday cards, all featuring the new Summer Smooches!

Dora the Explorer!

A friend of ours has a little girl who just turned 3 and she loves Dora the Explorer! I finally was able to create Dora thank you to Marie Shaughnessy's blog! Keep in mind, this was my first attempt at creating Dora so it isn't perfect!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Punch Art Easter Bunny

I LOVE punch art!! This little guy turned out so cute!! (Supply list is below)

Here is a list of supplies that I used to create this card:
Pear Pizzazz from the 2010 In Color collection
Blushing Bride from the 2010 In Color collection
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black (eyes)
Chocolate Chip (sponging and sentiment)
UniBall Signo Gel Pen- White (eyes)
Stamp Sets:
Delightful Dozen
Punches and Dies:
Hearts Framelits Die (face and feet)
Circles #2 Die (body)
Scalloped Oval Punch (tail)
Blossom Builder Punch (ears)
Owl Builder Punch (nose and eyes)
Decorative Label Punch (inside card)
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip (retired, however Early Espresso would look great too!)

Petite Pennants

These two birthday cards were made using the Pennant Parade stamp set along with the coordinating Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the 2011 In Color card stock. You get more for your money with this stamp set... not only can you make pennants, but you can also make a Christmas Tree and an ice cream cone!! :)

Stampin' Up! does such a great job with making punches that coordinate perfectly with stamp sets!

Triple Treat Flower

Here is a clean and simple (CAS) card that I made as a make and take! It features the Triple Treat Flower stamp. One thing I love about this stamp is its versatility.. you can do a layered look like I've done here or you can leave it as one layer, either way it's fantastic! I absolutely love the color combination of Basic Grey, Pool Party, and Crumb Cake! I'll work on my photo taking abilities!Thanks for looking! :)

Must give credit where credit is due! This card is a CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from a fellow stamper, Kay Kalthoff. Her photo is much better than mine and she included some of our Silver Glimmer Paper which I did not use on my card. See her card, here.

A Little About Me...

My name is Bri, I'm 20 something and live in San Antonio, Texas with my hubby, Brandon and our 3 furry children! Of coarse, by furry children I do mean our dogs... Jo, Rusty, and Harlee. Jo is an almost 6 year old yellow lab, Rusty is a 2 year old lab/hound mix, and Harlee is an 8 month old yorkie!

Jo and Rusty:

Little Miss Harlee:
 Me and the hubby:

We just moved to San Antonio at the beginning of February, and so far we absolutely love it here! We are both originally from Topeka, Kansas which is also where our families are. We lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for a year while Brandon went back to school. Once he graduated, he got a job in San Antonio so we packed up and moved again! (I'm becoming a pro at packing!) The toughest thing about the move is being so far away from our friends and family.. thankfully someone out there created Skype!! :)

While I have a full-time job, I am also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I love that my "job" is to stamp and paper craft, even if it is only part-time! Not very many people get to do something they love and make a little extra $$ doing so! If you want to learn more about what I do please feel free to contact me!

Well, that's a tiny bit about me... stay tuned for more posts!!