In With You Stampin’ Up Artwork Contest


Here is a link to the Social Website for Stampin Up!


This allows Demonstrators and Hobbyists/Customers to create, submit and possibly win Prizes!  That’s right,  $ for more Stampin’ merchandise!  If you are not interested in the challenge, please sign up anyway for great inspiration!


Illustrated Sayings, Plays on Words, Puns : Browse Recent Ideas

Contest dates: July 18–August 31, 2013
Submit ideas early so you have plenty of time to gather support for your work (you know—get your friends to vote for your design).
Contest theme: Illustrated Sayings, Plays on Words, Puns
Go ahead—wow us with your brilliance, make us laugh till we cry, show us just how witty you are. Send us one to five of your funniest, cleverest, and cutest illustrated puns, plays on words, or sayings.
Prizes*:    1st place:  $200 US/$200 CAN Visa Gift Card    2nd place: $150 US/$150 CAN Visa Gift Card     3rd place:  $100 US/$100 CAN Visa Gift Card *Winners determined by number of votes.
Be sure to read the Submission Guidelines by clicking the link at the bottom of the page before submitting your designs.
Your images may be our next great stamp set! We can’t wait to see your designs!
Items to note: ~While we encourage hand drawn sayings, you may use fonts. If you use a font, please indicate      which font you used ~All sayings must be attributed to the correct source ~Trademarked sayings/puns may inhibit us from creating your stamp ~Some fonts carry special licensing agreements which would also prohibit us from creating your   stamps
Please note that this is design challenge and only ideas submitted with imagery will qualify to win.


Itsy Bitsy Notecard- Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge 6

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The colors for this challenge are Wisteria Wonder. Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.  Please visit for more ideas from this color challenge!

I have not purchased Sahara Sand yet so I had to substitute for Crumb cake.  I think this color combination is totally versatile for either color from the neutrals collection!  Give it a try!

I love making little notecards for gifts!   It adds just a little more to a gift then just a gift tag!

To make this type of card you will need a 7 1/2 x 3 piece of Whisper White CS, scored at the 2 and 5 inch marks.  I took a pc of scrap Crumb Cake and it measured 1 3/4 x 2 3/4, stamped a background with one of the Mixed Bunch stamps with all 3 colors and on the Flap of the envelope.  I used the stamp off method for the background to have a more subtle look then true ink.  Then took a strip of Wisteria Wonder. used the scallop Punch, and also punched the Whisper White strip too, both 3 inches long.   Then using the stampin write markers I colored my Caterpillar in of the Bug Me stamp set and stamped him in the middle of my strip of white CS.  I finished off the sentiment using the Petite Pairs stamp set with” Welcome Baby”!  I punched out a 7/8 Scalloped Circle punch and Itty Bitty flower  shape punch then a rhinestone for the center.  I used the stampin dimensionals on only half of the scalloped circle  to enclose the top half of the card.  Snug as a bug and so cute!

Product list:

Wisteria Wonder CS (122922) marker (131263) pad (126985)

Crumb Cake CS (120953) , marker (120967) pad (126975)

Whisper white CS (124302)

Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)

Square Envelopes (107309)

7/8 Scallop Circle (129404) , Scallop Edge Punch (119882) and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

Bug Me (w 131970, c 126577), Mixed Bunch (w 128442, c 125537), and Petite Pairs (w 128706, c 122497)

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge 5

Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky

Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky

This week our teams color challenge was Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky!  Everyone that is attending  Stampin’ Up!  convention is posting a day early so here you go!

I was at a loss for this challenge because I ran out of Chocolate Chip card stock, totally forgot to restock it.   I wanted to create something I could use for boys birthday parties as well which the colors were a perfect fit for.   This is just a quick and easy card for this week .  A rectangle run through the Big Shot (113439) with the Stripes embossing folder (123128).  I also stamped the striped banner with Hearts a Flutter (w 131922 c 129252) stamp set and used the Big Shot again with the corresponding Hearts a Flutter framelits (130159). I used the Tombow glue (110755) to adhere to the underside of the Gumball Green CS.  The banners were easily able to be straightened with the glue rather then using the snail adhesive.  I then stamped the Happy Birthday from Bring on the Cake stamp set(w 128490 c 121958) with Stazon Black (101406), then coloring in Birthday with the Blender markers dipped in each stamp pad for a softer look to the color.  With a snip of the scissors to flag then end then popping that birthday banner up with dimensionals finished the look!

To view more of our teams creations visit!

Glad you stopped by!  Have a great day!

Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly Birthday

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The Swallowtail Stamp has been displayed so many different ways.   I wanted to try it  using some different accessories by adding color and glitz!  This stamp was a perfect Investment for $13.95, I think it suits for any occasion, happy or sad.

I used Raspberry Ripple (126842), Gumball Green(126840) and Pool Party (122924) cardstock for the colors and layered them on top of Pool Party as my base card.  I used Versa Mark(102283) and Pool Party embossing powder(129398), once set I brushed illuminate glimmer watermark ink (126857) over it once the embossing was heated and set. It made the embossing pop and glow.  I used the Stampin’ write markers in Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green(126856) to ink the “make a wish” stamp.  I stamped the image on about an inch and 1/8 strip then left the tab out and fed it through the New Artisan Label punch (130920) to punch one end of the label then the other.  I did not measure but used a scrap strip of Pool Party to be adhere behind the sentiment to make it pop with dimensionals.


Stamps:  Swallowtail (c 129216 w 131943) ,  Make a Wish (c 129222, w 131928)

Enjoy and try this technique yourself!  For those demonstrators following me and heading to Convention, Enjoy!!! Cant wait to hear all about it!

For those interested in checking out posts from convention please visit

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today!

Blooms and Butterflies Color Challenge BB4 – Mixed Bunch & Bring on the Cake stamp sets, with a little Sparkle and Bling! –

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Todays card was designed for the Blooms and Butterflies color challenge, (So Saffron, Gumball green, and Melon Mambo)!  Some of the perfect summer color combos, Don’t you think?  To hop over and check out other submissions for this challenge visit  Give it whirl and try this color challenge, feel free to email the picture to me.  I would love to post them!

This card is one of my favorite designs I came up with last summer for one of my card classes.  I will need to show you in a video someday on how to get these cuts in the big shot!

 A little extra tip I learned from Susan Itell  lining my envelopes, I used a sheet from the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper!  Lining my envelopes now is becoming addicting!  To visit her blog click here:

Items from the catalog used:

Mixed Bunch w(128442) c(125537), Bring on the Cake w(128490) c(121958)

Whisper White, So Saffron, and Melon Mambo card stock

Adorning Accents Edgelits, Blossom Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Gumball Green, So Saffron, and Melon Mambo ink

Christmas Mosaic Madness

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When I saw the new Mosaic Madness stamp set I wanted to design a card with a Christmas related theme.  I really love how this came out, those super cute mosaic stamped and punched ornaments adhered  with Stampin
Dimensionals really give them a pop!



Buy 3 Get 1 Free


Offer Details: Buy three packs of select Designer Series Paper and get one for FREE now through July 31!

  • These items don’t qualify for the offer: Designer Series Paper Stacks, Specialty Designer Series Paper, Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits
  • Orders may be placed on any type of order (workshop, customer, or online).
  • No limits. Order six? You’ll get two for free. Nine? You’ll get three for free.
  • Look for Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 151, 153, and 154

Stock up on these Designer Series Paper packs for savings this month!  All qualifying DSP listed below:

  • 130140 Soho Subway
  • 131390 Afternoon Picnic
  • 130138 I Am Me
  • 129310 Gingham Garden
  • 130129 Etcetera
  • 130145 Birthday Basics
  • 130144 Venetian Romance
  • 130131 Eastern Elegance
  • 126926 Modern Medley
  • 126902 Polka Dot Parade
  • 130814 Epic Day This and That