Newsprint Tree & Weekly Deals

I challenged myself this am to make a project with at least 3 of the weekly deals on it!

Here’s what I came up with:


I hadn’t used Lovely as a Tree in a really long time so I grabbed that.  I stamped it in Early Espresso ink, Old Olive sponge daubered the leaves and sponged the Typeset DSP with Sahara Sand ink.  The greeting is from the Watercolor Wishes kit.  The card is Wisteria Wonder cs, then a layer of Early Espresso with the Typset paper on top.

By the way, SU says they are updating the Clearance Rack tomorrow!  I’ll check it out and post back then!

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Here are this week’s items on sale with Stampin’ Up!  I know a few of you love seam binding, so be sure to pick up the Wisteria ribbon.  The 1/16″ hole punch is for brads and very tiny holes, which you can really just use your paper piercer instead.   The 1/8 is one I use the most for ribbon and tags.  The venetian trim is just a nice, vintage ivory ribbon that is crochet.  You can’t go wrong with Olive twine since your flower cards have green leaves and it’s a nice accent!

Go Stamp Something!


Garden in Bloom


I was feeling bright and happy when I made this card so I went with bright and happy colors!

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Old Olive stamped in a Memento Tuxedo Black outline. The little dots were made with my black marker. I added a black cs oval and the new 3/8″ stitched satin ribbon in basic Black.

If you look closely you can see the new White Perfect Accents.  What makes them white is actually an adhesive sticker on the back but if you take off the sticker, they are clear!  If you leave them white, they are perfect for coloring with a sharpie or the blendies if you have those.


Back to the stamp set….it’s a really fun  2-Step photopolymer set that’s new in this year’s Stampin’ Up catalog.  It’s called Garden In Bloom. (click on pic below to go to my store to see it full size)

The colors reminded me of a Mary Engelbreit fabric or poster like she is known for…

arts and crafts

One thing to remember when stamping these flowers is to keep the tab in the same place. It can be hard to line them up when stamping.  There is a little point or tab sticking out on the stamp, so if you remember to stamp them both UP for example, you won’t be stuck trying to match up the petals.


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The Mini Treat bag die is on sale for $10 off!  That’s a pretty good deal if you have been wanting that one.  I like that accessories that come with it, like the banner and the heart and star, too.




Big Shot Organization Cart 

     I’ve been setting up my new craft area here in the new house in NC.  For those of you who have been in my FL stamp room (or you can see the old pics here) you know I’m an ‘everything out’ stamper.  I have to SEE it out so I will use it.

I like slat wall to hold pegs so I can hang my most used framelits.  I have clear slat wall bins to hold the rest and folders.


I wanted a rolling big shot station since I frequently may but out 50+ items at a time and I may want to roll it out to the tv, the sun or wherever!

I got this cart at Ikea.  You can find it HERE

I like that I can pick up the one end and roll it.  All 4 wheels gets unsteady unless they lock.  It holds 2 big shots, and I like 2 out so I don’t have to toggle back and forth between the magnetic plate and embossing folder platform.


It’s got 2 drawers to hold m extra plates and waxed paper, etc.


Lots of storage underneath for my dies and bag, too!  For only 99.00, it does pretty good.

Now the SU specials of the week!

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The sweetheart punch is a good deal this week if you don’t have that one. There are a few stamp sets it coordinates with like the You’re So Sweet (page 57) and Groovy Love (page 20)

Go Stamp (or organize) Something!