Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Check out the all new Clearance Rack section of Stampin' Up!'s online store. Clearance rack items are retired, discounted Stampin' Up! items which are available online and only while supplies last. No short-term promotions here, folks! This is a permanent part of Stampin' Up!'s online store. Hurray! So, check out these drastically reduced products here before they are gone forever. Make sure you check out the Clearance Rack regularly as items will change often.

You will want to purchase the Clearance Rack items directly online as items sell out quickly. Items may sell out before you get your order to me and I have a change to place that order. So, what are you waiting for? Go check it out right now!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Well, not actually Christmas "in" Bermuda - just Bermuda Bay ink. It got your attention though, didn't it? I know these are pretty non-traditional Christmas colors, but I thought I'd give them a try together. After talking to fellow demo, Lisa Curry, at the Cincinnati Stampin' Up! Regional I decided to try out the new Bermuda Bay In Color. (Hi, Lisa!) You see, we had a discussion on whether or not we've used this color yet. Well, I had not - until now.

I'm not sure you can see it in this image, but I've used the new Frost White Shimmer Paint from the new Holiday Mini Catalog to ink up my snowflakes. I love the sparkle of the Shimmer Paint. It is very pretty in real life. I've paired the Bermuda Bay with Soft Suede and added a clear rhinestone from the Pretties Kit for a little extra bling. I used the Pals Paper Art Simple Sketch for the layout of my card.

Well, that's it for me. For some reason, I have a monster headache today. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for peeking in on me today.

Supplies: Stamps - Serene Snowflakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink - Soft Suede, Frost White Shimmer Paint;
Paper - Thoroughly Modern DSP, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede; Accessories - Clear Rhinestone from the Pretties Kit, Bermuda Bay 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Sponge Dauber, Paper Piercer

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Thursday, September 24, 2009


Hurray for me! I actually made the deadline to play along with the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge this week. It's a new world's record folks! If you're looking for a springboard to get your creative juices flowing then you should head over to the Mojo Monday blog. (After you check out my blog, of course.)
As I was coloring in my tree with my Stampin' Up! Marvelous Markers (love 'em), I was vaguely reminded of the giant swirled lollipops that you could buy as a child. I loved those things. It took days to eat them. What flavor were they? Cherry, maybe? Come to think of it, I don't remember them tasting all that great. Okay, enough already. Thanks for stopping by and checking in with me today. If you were kind enough to leave a comment, bless you. We bloggers love comments!
Supplies: Stamps - Trendy Trees; Ink - Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, SU! Markers - Old Olive, Real Red, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown Journaler; Paper - Tall Tales DSP, Textured Old Olive, Textured Real Red, Textured Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White; Accessories - 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Vintage Brads

Monday, September 21, 2009


I used the Random. org number generator to determine my blog candy winner. And the winner is ..................#3. Dee is the winner of my blog candy! I'll get this right over to you, Dee! Congratulations!

Don't forget to check back with me this week! I've got some cards to show you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Okay, it's finally that time. Time for me to post my blog candy. All you have to do is leave me a comment at the bottom of this post before Sunday, September 20th, at 6:00 p.m. (EST). One comment per person, please. (Smile!) I will randomly pick a comment from this posting. The winner will be posted on Monday, September 21st, and will need to email me his/her name and address. (So I can mail the goodies to you!) Good luck and don't forget to enter!
Blog Candy includes: Certainly Celery Ribbon, So Saffron Ribbon, Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper, Note of Thanks Mini Note Kit (includes double mounted stamp, 4 gift cards, 4 mini envelopes and 1 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Ink Spot) and the Polka Dot Punches Stamp Set.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Okay, I admit it. I'm such a dip. I got all excited about my blog hits. Only thing is, I've noticed on other blogs I have visited that they seem to be having problems with their free blog counters. Mine is a free blog counter. So, I'm guessing that my hit counter is wrong. It looks like I've had more hits than I really and truly have had. You know what? It doesn't matter. I'm still going to give away some free blog candy. I have my blog candy ready to photograph. I'll get my darling husband to shoot the picture and then I'll upload it. Well, that will teach me for being so gullible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Okay, either my blog counter is broke or I'm seeing things. I just looked down at it today and it says I have almost 11,900 hits!!! Can that really be right? Is someone pulling my leg? I was getting excited about having close to 2,000 hits. I'm truly blown away. Well, if my blog counter really is right then that calls for celebration. What do you think? Let me look around my scrap room and see if I can find a little BLOG CANDY. I'll be back later with a picture of the free goodies. After I post the goodies, I'll open up a FREE BLOG CANDY giveaway! Don't forget to check back.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I love the filigree look of this bird image from Stampin' Up!'s hostess set called "Wings of Friendship". It's rare for me to pull out any shade of purple while stamping, but I love the new "In Color" Rich Razzleberry paired with Old Olive. I do believe this is the first time I've ever used Orchid Opulence (the lavender color) on any project. But you know what? I like it! I colored in the image using brush tipped markers and pulled out my mat pack and paper piercer for the corners. I also added some Ice circle rhinestone brads just to add a little bling!

If you're lucky enough to have tomorrow off, please enjoy it! I know I'm looking forward to it! Thanks for visiting me today!

Supplies: Stamps-Wings of Friendship, Trendy Trees (sentiment); Paper-Cottage Walls DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive Textured C/S, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White; Ink - SU! Markers-Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence; Accessories-Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch (All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless noted.)

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Friday, September 4, 2009


While blog surfing, I came across this cute treat bag created by Jan Tink at Stamp, Paper, Scissors. Well, I sat down and tinkered with the measurements and this is my creation. I used the Sweet Centers stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! Mini catalog for this project. I also tried to replicate the look of the moon on my "Eek you're sweet" tag. (Although, my husband said, "Ohhhh, yeaaaaah, I think I see it." So, I guess it wasn't that obvious. Oh well! I stamped my main image in Whisper White craft ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used my 1 5/8" circle punch to punch out the center to let the candy show through. I also pulled out my sponges and sponged the edges of the pouch for good measure!

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day! Thanks for visiting me today.

Supplies: Stamps - SU's Sweet Centers; Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Sun; Ink - Whisper White Craft Ink, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel; Accessories - Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch (All supplies are Stampin' UP! unless noted.)

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I'll be the first to admit it, I'm not the biggest Halloween fan. But for some reason I just couldn't resist these cute little pumpkins from the Twick or Tweet stamp set from the new Holiday Mini. The new mini is just packed full of wonderful stamp sets! I used the patterned paper from Stampin' Up!'s Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper pack. This paper is not typical Halloween. It's very fru-fru with pinks, blues and greens. For some reason I thought that these papers would look good "Halloween" style. I colored my pumpkins in using a blender pen and Really Rust and Only Orange US classic ink pads. The pumpkins image is stamped with black Stazon Ink to keep the black ink from smearing when water coloring the image in. I also sponged around my stamped image and the patterned paper to give them a more eery feel.

Thanks for peeking in on me today. Hope you are having a wonderful day! Feel free to leave me a comment if you like. I really do enjoy reading them.

Supplies: Stamps-Twick or Tweet, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper-Kaleidoscope DSP, Only Orange, Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink-Jet Black Stazon, Only Orange, Really Rust, SU Markers-Green Galore, Summer Sun; Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (stars on the hat), Vintage Brads, Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponges, Blender Pens, Paper Piercer, Photo Corners Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch


Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Mini is here! Starting today, September 1st, you can place an order out of our supplemental mini catalog. I love the products in this little catalog and I think you will too! It's packed with tons of holiday stamps, paper and ribbon. You can click on the picture of the Mini Catalog located in my sidebar at the left to download the catalog for your viewing pleasure or simply click here. Prefer to view it in hard copy? No problem! E-mail me at l_burkitt@yahoo.com with your name and address and I'll send you one in the mail. Check back later and I'll show you a card I made using a stamp set from the new Mini catalog!