Thursday, January 31, 2013

12x12 Scrapbook Album to be discontinued!

Scrapbooking Albums

I just received the message below from Stampin' Up!, and because a lot of my customers are scrapbookers, I wanted you to know right away!

If you want to snag one or more of these awesome albums before they are gone, you can find them in my Online Store.

Click for  ALBUMS
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Be sure to let me know if you have any questions!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J


January 30, 2013
The 12" x 12" Early Espresso Album (item 127685) must make an early exit. Our supplier will not be able to continue to produce this product without a significant cost increase to us, and consequently, to you. We have ultimately decided to discontinue this album.  Our supply is running low, order yours now or, if this item is on any pending orders, submit quickly to guarantee one for your customers.

Early Espresso 12" x 12" Linen Ring Album

A Winter GARAGE SALE ~ check it out!

Be sure to check out the FOR SALE page on my blog this week!  New items added, some prices cut - just a eclectic mix of craft stuff.  Leave a comment to find out more or to buy.  And if you are ISO something not posted, check with me to see if I have it - you never know, I just might part with it for a price!

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Warm Valentine Treats for a Cold Winter's Day!

Looking for a cute Valentine treat for those you love?  How about some hot chocolate and a peppermint stick?  Yes, I realize it's really a Christmas candy cane in disguise - but it was all I could find at the time!  And it's RED.  I think it will do the job!

We made these at my CLOclub class last week.  They went together pretty quickly!  The pink layer on the left was diecut and embossed, then sanded - love that Core-dinations paper with the lighter core!  A strip of red Glimmer Paper was added for a little pizzazz.  The Designer Series Paper was punched, and the hearts were stamped and diecut with Framelits - then topped off with a pearl.  The pocket was double punched on the right, ribbon threaded through to create a loop for the peppermint stick, and the bow holds it securely in place.  In goes the hot chocolate packet and you have a tasty treat for guys and gals alike!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Hearts A Flutter
Ink:  Real Red, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Primrose Petals Core'dinations, Red Glimmer paper, Real Red CS, More Amore Speciality DSP, Very Vanilla
Extras:  Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, basic pearls, 1/8" hole punch (retired), Sticky Strip, hot chocolate packet, peppermint stick
Inspired by:  Dawn Olchefske

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Hearts a Flutter Bundle Clear

Thanks for stopping by today for a hot cuppa love!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Monday, January 28, 2013

Love is in the Air ~ Wedding Bliss for 2!

As January winds down and Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration gears up, I've been thinking a LOT about Valentine's Day!  To start off the 'Love Parade', I wanted to show you some creations from the Unger/Hess wedding.  I had the privilege of assisting them with their big day last November!

We started with the invitations!  Maggie's MIL had these prefolded pocket invites with inserts and ribbon.

I embossed the pocket and added a couple pearls - 2, for Maggie and Paul.  Even though I fastened down the pocket flaps, I tied the ribbon around the pocket for a pretty effect.  I layered the inserts in her wedding colors and printed and added the text on a matching ivory.  The photo is a magnet!  Maggie's idea - cool, huh?!  I attached it with just a couple pieces of double-stick tape.

Next came the programs!  We again used the pockets and inserts, but this time left them more simple with just 3 pearls - symbolizing a union of three - Maggie, Paul and God.  What a team!

The program details were printed on sheets of vellum, layered over the insert and punched at the top - all attached using the matching ribbon once again.

 Maggie's MIL also had these cute silver frames, which we used as placecards at the reception dinner.  I layered the espresso with pink and ivory for a classy touch at the tables.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  none
Ink:  none
Paper:  Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, invitation kit (pockets, inserts, ribbon, envelopes - non-SU!)
Extras:  Elegant Lines textured impressions embossing folder, basic pearls, double hole punch (retired), frames (Michael's)
Inspired by:  me and Maggie!

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die - by Stampin' Up!

I absolutely LOVE working with a bride to create just the right 'feel' for her special day.  The details and creativity really energize me.  And I pay close attention to my craftsmanship and packaging - providing quality products delivered with care.  If you or someone you know has a special occasion coming up ~ wedding, anniversary, new baby, graduation, milestone birthday ~ I would love to assist with the event stationery!  Be sure to contact me - and remember ... referrals have their rewards!

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoying the LOVE!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ciao, Baby! It's a Spring Collage!

Have I mentioned I LOVE Sale-a-Bration??!!  New toys, free stuff, fun stamping with friends . . . a great way to beat the cold weather winter blues!  And speaking of blues, today I am sharing a card I made for our DOstamperSTARS demo shoebox swap a few weeks ago using new products from the Spring Catalog and one stamp from the Sale-a-Bration flyer - can you find it?

Scrunch the scallop punchies real good once you have them fastened together with a brad to get that fluffy flower look:

New BIG bling rhinestones - love them! And you can get this cool Petite Curly Label punch FREE during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order.

And here's the Sale-a-bration stamp - the parenthesis - from the Pretty Petites stamp set, available FREE with a qualifying order.

At our CLOclub class this week, we made the same card - just changed up the color scheme a bit to get ready for Valentine's Day!  Take a look:

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Ciao, Baby!,  Collage Curios, Pretty Petites (SAB)
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP stack
Extras:  7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Petite Curly Label punch (SAB), 1 1/4" Square punch, Bitty Buttons, Fancy Fan textured impressions embossing folder, large rhinestones, basic rhinestones, silver mini brads, Filigree designer brad (retired)
Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Collage Curios Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I hope you are enjoying the new Spring Catalog - if you want one, be sure to let me know!

And keep in mind all the FREE Sale-A-Bration choices when you place an order of $50 or more:

Thanks for stopping by today!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Madison Avenue ~ New York-style stampin' Sale-A-Bration!

My first CLOclub class of 2013 met last night, and we had a great time!  Club members and guest attendees got to see the new Spring catalog and Sale-a-Bration goodies and try them out.  This card was one of our projects and features classy New York style with the Madison Avenue stamp set and Sycamore Street papers, ribbon, and buttons.

Just LOOK at all the FREE products you could earn with a qualifying order!  The Madison Avenue stamp set, the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, the buttons and ribbon pack, the Sycamore Street papers, the Vine Street textured impressions embossing folder - wow!

And there is MORE to choose from ~ choose 1 for each $50 you spend ~ take a peek:

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Madison Avenue (SAB), Itty Bitty Banners (also available free during SAB)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Paper:  Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB), Whisper White
Extras:  Vine Street textured impressions embossing folder (SAB), Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack (SAB), 2 1/2" Circle punch, Extra Large Tag punch, Bitty Banners framelits die
Inspired by:  Dawn Tidd

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

You don't have to be a CLOclub member to attend my classes!  Anyone can join in the fun.  The next class is March 19th.  See all the details on my CLASSES page and email me if you'd like to come!

Want to place an order during Sale-a-Bration?  You can order anytime from my Online Store - or send me your order and payment and I will put in group orders periodically from now until March 22nd.  You can order alone, or order with friends and earn extra bonuses for $150+ and $400+ orders - see the details on my website.  And enjoy the SALE-A-BRATION celebration!!!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY !!!

I love, love, love SALE-A-BRATION!  I think it is the most wonderful stampin' time of the year.  In my post yesterday, you read all about it.  Here are a few more cards using the cool new SAB products!

by Bobbi Peterson

by Valerie Kreilick

by Robin Anderson

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Pretty Petites (SAB), Bloomin' Marvelous (SAB)
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Island Indigo
Paper:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party, White Shimmer, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Extras:  Hearts a Flutter framelits, Petite Curly Label punch, Linen Thread, Elegant Butterfly punch, Stitched Satin ribbon, pearls, rhinestones, Sycamore Street ribbon (SAB), Vine Street textured impressions embossing folder (SAB), Boho Blossoms punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit die.
Inspired by:  Bobbi Peterson, Valerie Kreilick, Robin Anderson

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Boho Blossoms Punch - by Stampin' Up!

The fun starts TODAY, so grab your wish list and check out the Sale-A-Bration flyer on my Stampin' Up! website.  Then just order from my Online Store or contact me directly to get in on a group order!  Remember ... for every $50 you spend, you get one SAB product absolutely FREE!  Now that's a deal.

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing the excitement!

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration is Almost Here!!!

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Hey, stampers and scrappers!  THE Stampin' Up! event of the year starts tomorrow on January 22nd!  It's called "Sale-A-Bration" and you can earn fun FREE stuff!

This is the best time of the year to stock up on the basics like envelopes, adhesives, patterned paper and cardstock (as well as stamps, punches, embossing folders, dies and other fun stuff!) in order to get your order up to $50, $100, etc.  Why?  Because it's Sale-A-Bration time and you'll get something free!  You can earn one free product for every $50 you spend.  Orders can include any product from any active catalog - the currently active catalogs are the big Annual Catalog and the Spring Catalog.  Just click on the catalog name to view a PDF of it.

Watch my website for the SAB Brochure:

Sale-A-Bration runs January 22 through March 22.  You can order from my Online Store any time.  OR you may order directly from me.  I will place orders periodically throughout Sale-A-Bration.  The first order will go in this week, so I would need your order/payment by January 22.  Email me any time and we'll get it worked out.

Take a look at these cards using Sale-A-Bration products!

by Heidi Vinkemeier

by Dawn Olchefske

by Judy Strickling

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Pretty Petites, Patterned Occasions, Vintage Verses (all SAB)
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
Extras:  Curly Label punch, Petite Curly Label punch (SAB), Sycamore Street ribbon (SAB), pearls, Owl Builder punch (little heart), Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Labels framelits, Vine Street textured impressions embossing folder
Inspired by:  Heidi Vinkemeier, Dawn Olchefske, Judy Strickling

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

I hope you can take advantage of Sale-A-Bration - it's a great, once-a-year offer! Get your wish list ready and tune in tomorrow.

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Little Valentine Double-Pocket Pouch ~ Sealed with LOVE!

I've been stalking all the ideas online using the 'Sealed With Love' Simply Sent Kit by Stampin' Up!, and really wanted to created something a little different.  I thought of the Double Pocket Pouches I'd made last fall and decided to see if the envelopes in the kit might suit my purpose. And they worked beautifully!  Here's what I came up with, and the instructions follow so you can make your own!

1.  Using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, place a Sealed With Love envelope with a large flap up in the corner.  Score at 0" down the middle and score again at 3/8".  Turn the envelope 180 degrees so that the other large flap is in the corner and score again at 3/8".

2.  With the red design (inside) of your pocket facing up, fold the 2 large flaps inward, overlapping, no adhesive needed.

3.  Fold the pouch in half along the 0" score line so that the small flaps match up.

4.  Fold the top half back along the 3/8" score line.

5.  Flip the pouch over and fold the other half back along the other 3/8" score line.

6.  You should have a small V fold that looks like this:

7.  Holding the small flaps together, use your 1/2" Circle punch to make a hole - use your punch upside down and be sure you move it in far enough from the tip so you don't punch through an edge!

8.  Punch several 7/8" scallop circles and mount the flower punchies (included in the kit) using mini glue dots.  You will need 2 for each pouch - one on each side.

9.  Attach the punches using the Dimensionals included in the kit.

10.  I tied the top flaps with the Real Red Baker's Twine and a little tag stamped using My Little Valentine and punched with the Small Oval punch.

11.  Score the notecards at 2 1/4".

12.  Fold and embellish as desired.

13.  I diecut a few doilies with the Delicate Doilies die and then trimmed them to just less than half. I stamped these, again using My Little Valentine stamp set, and topped the cards off with them.

14.  Stuff with treats and a card, and you're all set!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  My Little Valentine
Ink:  Whisper White craft ink
Paper:  Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit, Real Red
Extras:  Sealed With Love Simply Sent Kit (small round punchies, Baker's Twine in Real Red, Dimensionals), 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Small Oval punch, 1/16" Circle punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Hershey's chocolate bars
Inspired by:  me!

Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE.

Don't you just love these???  
You can still get this Sealed With Love Simply Sent kit through February 14th! 
Just click and order!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I came up with!  Have a wonderful weekend.

~Hugs~   Cheryl O.    J