Statement of the heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others

enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!

Stampin' Up's! statement of the heart-

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I had such a blast last night! I had all of my nieces and nephews, actually we were missing a nephew, over to make their valentines boxes for school. Whenever I pull out my stamps, papers and inks they are right there ready to stamp along with me and they are always wanting me to teach them how to stamp and to come up with different ideas (and I would be lying if I didn't tell you that they have definitely taught me a thing or two). I love the look on their faces when I pull out the Big Shot and roll a die cut cut made out of paper, or ink up an image and press it to paper, it's like they have seen a miracle happen. I love how the little things make them so happy and I especially love that they to be involved with me and my passion of Stampin' Up!

This is Daxton, he is 3 1/2. He decided he wanted to make a "camo" box. So we used Choco. Chip, River Rock, Always Artichoke, and Sahara Sand. I think it turned out Fabulous! Stamp sets that I used to create what he calls "Buck" are Natures Silhouettes and Varsity Alphabet was used to stamp his name. Dax is so darling I wish he would smile so you can see how beautiful it is. I love this kid! He is so proud of his box, and don't think we won't be filling it up come valentines day!
Starting from left to right, is Daxtons sister Jaecee, then Bailey, my mom Sharon, and Bailey's little sister Brinley. The hands that you can see working on Daxton's box are Amuri's, Jaecee and Daxtons mom.
They all turned out adorable! Way to go guys!
Love you much!
Love your aunt Dana

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentines Day is creeping up fast! Don't delay! These are such fun ways to personalize individual cards for the Big Day!
I saw this sooooooo cute little punch out people on a blog but I can't seem to find it now! Sorry to whoever's creation this is> let me know if it was you please! :)
Boy: 1 1/4 circle punch, no punch for his hair- you just have to design it the way you like it.
Girl: 1 inch circle punch, owl punch for her hair.
Both use: 1/4 inch punch nose and ears, googly eyes and markers for mouths, and small oval punches for bodies. Blush Blossom for the flesh color of their skin, sorry it's retired though.

All of these cards are Real Red, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray.
Have a Fabulous Day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Two Step Bird Extra Large punch (#117191) is one of my favorite punches! It also coordinates with the Hostess level 1 clear stamp set Punch Potpourri which is how I was able to give this adorable little bird it's decorative design of whisper white swirls.

Springtime Vintage DSP, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive are the coordinating colors.
Used the same punch to make "branches out of Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz"
The "nest" was tricky. Punch out a small oval (#119863) using Crumb Cake, take Tombo Multipurpose liquid glue (#110755) and some pieces of Hemp Twine that you have wet and roughed up a bit and glue them to the small oval punch. The "egg" is the bird's wing of the punch that I had inked and situated so that it is oval and just peeking slightly out from underneath the Bird.

The Two layers are 4 X 4 and Tie 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (#114319) around the whole front face of the card.

Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla is the color combo that I used for this card.
The new and fun Tulip embossing folder for the Big Shot made a beautiful border.
Be My Valentine from the new Occasions mini was inked in Pink Pirouette and using a blender Pen I gave the image some low lights in Rose Red. Note: After you ink the stamp with Pink Pirouette take a Q-tip and spray it with stamp cleaner then use your Rose Red marker to color Be My Valentine back in.

Again using the Punch Potpourri clear stamp set, stamp the Boho Blossoms in the color combo mentioned above and punch them out with the coordinating punch, Boho Blossoms Extra- Large #119858. Basic Pearls gives them a darling and 3-d center.

Scrunching ribbon is a cinch! Take a piece of ribbon and on either end and pick out one piece of thread that will run down the middle long ways. When you pull on it you will see it will start to "scrunch". Adjust it to your liking. Put a Piece of sticky Strip where you would like to adhere the ribbon and stick it down. We will be learning this in our next class!

Any Questions, let me know!

Happy stampin'

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We have moved and are finally settled! YEAH! Now I can blog til' my hearts content! Sorry I've been gone sooo long! You have no idea how I have longed to get my stampin' groove on and the New Occasions Mini has me in love all over again (and you will be too)! It's all about vintage and love. My newest favorite thing to stamp, since receiving my order. I will be casing beautiful new projects to get your creative love juices flowing for valentines and the soft and sensual comfort of vintage. There's a lot of bling, ink dusting and distressing for two completely different stamping styles. So break out your sewing machine, sponges, inks, Antique brads, Basic pearls, Glimmer brads and designer paper and whatever else you may need to get ready for a beautiful season of stamping. Go to the Stampin' Up! shop now logo, go to occasions mini to check it out! And up date your wish list now for great Sale-a-brat ion items! For every $50.00 you spend you get a free item!

A sheet of the Springtime vintage Designer Paper is my new blog background and used here as a dsp layer.
Very vanilla card base, Crumb Cake layer 4 x 5 1/4, dsp 3 3/4 x 5.
Beautiful butterfly Big Shot die #114507 ( I used an embossed felt that I found at a craft store)
I sewed a two zig zag lines using a vanilla colored thread
DSP piece between the two zig zags is 1/4 inch
Basic Pearls #119247
Antique brads #117273
Dust edges in Crumb Cake using a sponge.
This would make a beautiful baby card.
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello to my stampers!

Here all the details for Stamp Class!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m.

Since I don't have a house to call my own right now- oh btw, we get to move in Dec. 1!- it will be held at my mom's house:

619 north 200 east, Brigham.

To the right is a picture of the Tote-ally Awesome Tote by Becky Roberts. Here are your options for the class projects:

*You will get to make any one of the four cards but you can purchase any of the following to go with- such as:

*The other three cards- same or different for $2.00

*The whole Tote-ally Awesome Tote for $10.00:

*This includes:
*A 26 page tutorial and all the Stampin' Up! products you will need to make the tote and all four cards with Very Vanilla envelopes, post-it note holder with pen, four book marks. This is so cute and so fun to give away! It's not hard, I promise! I will be there with you to help you all the way through! You can make this with tons of different variations for every occasion!

And with your own copy of the tutorial to keep, you don't have to make one that night.

To purchase the tutorial only is $3.95!

You can make anything you would like from the tote also, just let me know!

To call and confirm or if you have any questions please call!

Thank you! We are going to have a ball!

See you soon-


Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello There Stampers!

Today is your last chance to order off the Clearance Blitz rack- HURRY- if you haven't checked it out you need to- these prices are amazing! Most of the colors are still in and will coordinated with card stock and ribbons you may already have it's just the particular item or style that has been retired. Be sure to check out one of my favorite items that has been retired-the Pretties Kit- the 2008-2009 catalog price on that was $29.95! Unbelievably Goood Prices!

Click on the Stampin' Up logo that looks like the one below on the right side bar and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! store-there will be a column on your left- click on clearance rack and go shopping for items 60% to 80% off and have them delivered right to your door in 1-3 business days! WOOOO WHOOOOO!!!!

Thanks &
See you soon!