Check out my blog’s new look!

Thanks to the amazing Brea at Utterly Chaotic blog design I have an adorable new blog.  Don’t you love it?  I do!!!!  Thank you Brea!  Stay tuned for my first card challenge inspired by her design.

And here is a sneak peak at one of the cards we will be making at my Countdown to Christmas Stamp-A-Stack on November 10th.  Isn’t he cute! There is still time to sign up so check out my events page for all the details.

Now get busy stampin’!

Beth

An early Happy Holidays gift to you from SU!

Stampin’ Up! is gearing up for the Holiday Season already!  They are offering some great deals.  This month you’ll get a free festive paper piercing pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper Bundle.

Bundles already save you time and money by taking the guesswork out of which stamps and papers look good together.  SU! has bundled items together perfectly to give you tons of options.  Add a freebie, and it is a deal you just can’t pass up!

Now get busy Stampin’!

Beth

Door Prize!

Last time I mentioned my Busy Stamper Open House.  It was a blast by the way! If you didn’t make it, you should check out my events page and see my upcoming classes and workshops so you can get in on the fun!  Anyway, these were the door prizes at the open house.  Congrats to Michele,  Melinda, and Bernice who each won one of these packs of stamping goodies.  Come to one of my events and you could win too!  I included a sampling of dry embossed and plain card stock, ribbon and a “handmade by” stamp wrapped in a cute paper bow.  Stampin’ Up! has so many cute gift wrapping ideas right now.  Stay tuned for my video tutorials that are on their way to see how to make your own bows.

Now get busy stampin’!

Beth

Getting my mojo on…..

I find that the design process in any crafting project can be the most time consuming part and as busy as my life can get, time is a precious commodity.  Sometimes its easy to lose your stamping mojo and get creative block.  That is why I am loving card challenges!  They can give your project a little jump start and save you tons of time.  Even if you don’t want to enter the current challenge, the archives on challenge blogs are a great place to find inspiration and get you going if you are stumped.  This is my creation based on this weeks  Mojo Monday Sketch.

I used a little creative freedom interpreting the sketch by swapping out the circles for die cuts using my Apothecary Accents Framelits and using one of my favorites, Linen Thread, instead of ribbon.  Hope you like!

Now Get Busy Stampin’!

Beth

Stampin’ Up! Ingredients:

Stamp It: Raining Flowers, Curly Cute

Paper It: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink It:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad, Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad

Embellish It:  Linen Thread

Work It:  Apothecary Accents Framelits,  Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Snips, Table top Paper Cutter, SNAIL Adhesive

CASEed Pinwheel Treat Bag

Recently my Mom was here visiting from the D.C. area.  We had a great visit and she was even able to attend my Busy Stamper Open House.  She caught a bit of the paper crafting bug  (it is very contagious you know) and wanted to make something to give the gal who subbed for her Sunday School class.  I decided to CASE an adorable treat bag that we made in Janice Urke’s Thursday night stamp club.  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the design originally came from the amazing Becky Roberts.  The bag is sooo easy to make and can be changed up to fit any occasion.  This is my fall inspired version.

Now get busy stampin’!

Beth