Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Let's Saleabrate!!

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Welcome to the January Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! We are sharing projects from the Occasions Catalog, and/or Saleabration product offerings.



For my project today,  I made a little Valentine treat.  I used the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits) and the Sending Love Designers Series Paper Stack - purchasing these two products qualifies you for a Saleabration product of your choice for free!  

Here's how this project goes together-  (measurements at the end of this post)  I used five yummy chocolate bars and wrapped them in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper -  and then created a belly band to hold the chocolate bars together.  The red and white ribbon is from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo pack. 

I created the tag with Whisper White cardstock and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I stamped the bee onto the Whisper White tag and also stamped a second bee on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock - and cut it out with the framelits and my Big Shot.  I attached this over the bee on the tag with a dimensional, folding it slightly in the middle to create some dimension on the wings.  

I used a stamp from Timeless Textures and Real Red ink to add some splotches to the tag.  The Labeler Alphabet was exactly what I needed to stamp the word 'Mine."  Love this alphabet set! 

To finish I just added a thin strip of the designer paper and a small glimmer heart.   This would be a quick and easy project to make for your valentines!  And who doesn't love a little chocolate? 

Measurements for this project:  
Designer Paper Wrap for the Candy Bars - 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" (depends on what size candy bars you are using)   
Belly Band:  Cut two 1" x 6" strips and adhere together - wrap and trim to fit.
Tag:  2" x 3" Whisper White Cardstock

  If you don't have a demonstrator, but need some stampin' supplies, I would be happy to help you!  Just click HERE to visit my online store.  Email me if you have any questions -

Products used can be found in my online store- Shop by clicking below on any image.  And remember during Saleabration, with any purchase of $50, you get your choice of any of the Saleabration offerings!  YAY! 


Now please continue hopping with us - on to Carol Payne's blog: 

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Or hop back to Sharon Burkert's blog:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

 Online Extravaganza

Our Online Extravaganza starts today!  There are flash sale items  available only today and different flash sale items next Monday.   

See all the deals here: SHOP ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

If you would like to order via my online store, please use this host code when prompted:

If your order is over $50, I will send you a package of Notecards and Envelopes as a thank you for ordering from me!   These will be mailed out from me in the early part of  December.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code - enjoy your own host rewards and I will still send you the notecards and envelopes as a thank you!!   

 Have fun shopping today!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Happy Holidays

 Hello and welcome to the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop for November!  Our theme this month is Happy Holidays, and I have a beautiful Christmas card to share!

Details about this card: 

Card base is Cherry Cobbler - cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 
4 1/4".  
I topped this with a quarter sheet of Very Vanilla card stock cut 4" x 5 1/4".  I embossed this layer with the Holly embossing folder - don't miss this - it is actually found in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, page 195.  I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  

Using my Big Shot and the Lots of Labels framelits, I cut a label shape from the This Christmas designer paper -love the music paper in this pack. 

I used my Big Shot with my precison plate, to cut out the pine boughs, pine cones and red sprig and layered them together with glue dots before attaching to the label shape. 

The pine cones are so pretty with the Copper Foil paper.  Love this! As an added embellishment, I added three pearls. I like to add these in a  triangle shape. 

My bow is made by unraveling the thick Very Vanilla Baker's twine - and using just a few strands of it, along with some linen thread. 
Merry Wishes is from the Oh What Fun stamp set in our Annual Catalog, p. 31, and is 25% off during the month of November. Get  it  HERE for just $15.75!!  Be sure to check out the other stamp sets on sale, too! 

Supplies used for my card are listed below, please click on any link below to shop!   

Don't miss out!  Our On-Line Extravaganza Sale begins Nov. 21.
Save up to 40% on select items! This big sale will run from Nov. 21 - Nov. 28.  Great time to stock up on some thing for yourself, or to give as gifts!  There will be 24 Hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with specials deals only on those days!  I will be sharing more info as soon as I know more!  

Please continue on our hop - visit Carol Payne's blog next:

If you would like to hop backwards, please visit Sharon Burkert's blog:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you enjoy the hop! 


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Joyful Wreath

 Trying to get back to regular blog posting!  I do miss blogging - my life just seems to be very full - which is a good thing!  

This week was a super busy one in my studio, The Bee Spot! I had my annual Christmas Card Stamp a Stack - and had to prep for 700 cards!  All went well, and the stamping and socializing was enjoyed by all!  Lucky for me, I enjoy cutting paper!  

Wanted to share a Christmas card today:

The crazy thing about this card is that it doesn't use any stamps or ink - not sure I have ever made a card that doesn't use stamps or ink!  What I did use was my trusty Big Shot and  lots of framelits -  and to add some shimmer to the wreath and the word Joy, I used a clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. 
Click Here for Step By Step Tutorial for this card! 
I have also attached a supply list at the end of the tutorial - you can click on the images to purchase these products in my store!  

Thanks for stopping by! 



Friday, October 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Fun Folds

Welcome to our monthly blog hop - this month we are sharing Fun Folds! My card uses a basic gate fold,  and features the Father Christmas stamp set. I loved this stamp set from the moment I first saw it - and this is actually the first time I inked it up!

I started with a gate fold card - the base is 8 1/2"  x  5 1/2"  scored at  2 1/8" from both ends.

I added crumb cake panels - cut 2" x 5 3/8 " - and embossed these with the gorgeous Holly embossing folder - don't miss this - it is in our Annual Catalog!  I sponged some crumb cake ink on the embossed panels to create a vintage look - this really makes the embossed design pop! I also sponged the edges of the Santa oval, and the Candy Cane baker's twine - to darken up the pure white a bit. 

I created a belly band to hold the card together -  1 1/4" x 10", scored at 3" and 7 3/8".

The belly band slides off to reveal the inside of the card:

Below are supplies used on my card, click on any image to purchase products used for this card in my online store!

Please let me know if you have any questions on my card! 

Thanks for stopping by - please hop on to our next stop, Carol Payne's blog,  by clicking on the image below!

Or hop back by clicking the image below to visit BJ Peters blog!


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial


 Today's tutorial is a fun little treat for a friend or special trick or treater - or even for a school class party.  

  • Stamp Set: Halloween Treat #142249
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad #140931
  • Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pop of Pink DSP #141648, Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper #142029, Halloween Night DSP #142022
  • Smoky Slate Marker #131261, Pumpkin Pie Marker #131259, Glassine Gift Bags #141700, Silver 1/8” Ribbon #132137, Paper Snips #103579
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL Adhesive #104332

  • Whisper White: 3 x 3
  • Basic Black: 4 ¼ x 4 ½ (for inside bag)
  • Pop of Pink DSP: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper: 4 ¼ x ¾
  • Halloween Night DSP: 10 x 2 (scored at 2” and 6 ¾”)

  1. Stamp “Happy Halloween” stamp in Basic Black on Whisper White Cardstock. Color with Markers and fussy cut out with Paper Snips.
  2. Trim edges into pennants on Pop of Pink DSP and Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
  3. Put Basic Black paper into Glassine Bag and fold the top of the bag over.
  4. Wrap Halloween Night DSP around bag and tie ribbon.
  5. Assemble. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the “Happy Halloween” 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Cards that Move!

 Welcome to our blog hop this month, as we share cards that move! 

I took several photos to show how the little ghosts move across my card: 

I had so much fun making this card -I used the Sliding Star framelits to create the movement.  See them here

Here's a quick video from Stampin' Up!with some tips for this card:  

I used a two dimes, rather than two washers, because that is what I had on hand. Also - the tip about rounding the points on the dimensionals is a good one - it really does make a difference in the spin. 

Below is a list of all the supplies used on this card- all available in my online store.  If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to serve as yours! 

Now please hop on to the next blog in our hop- Carol Payne

or hop back to Sharon's  blog :

Thanks for hopping with us today!