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Friday, May 29, 2009

All Ovals, All Holidays and Designer Series paper organizer

Before I head off for my day of doctors appointments and hair cuts and girls scout trip (wonderful day off right?)...I thought I would start the day with these cards! These were really easy cards made simple by our beautiful Designer Series Paper! It takes all the guess work out of it!
First up is this awesome fathers day card. I always struggle with masculine cards, I have a hard time with them...I decided to go check out what was in my Designer Paper bin and found some scraps of Urban Garden so I used that, then stamped the Happy Fathers Day from the All Holidays set I got FREE as my reward during Sale-A-Bration this year! Yep I said I got it FREE! Actually this year I was able to choose 5 stamp sets of any price for FREE! It is GOOD to be a demonstrator! :) I finished up this with a scrap of Kiwi kiss ribbon! The designer series paper sampler is PERFECT for cards like these! Don't miss out on getting one for endless possiblities for your projects!

This one uses the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. It is so beautiful and one of my favorites. I used a 4x4 piece of the paper and cut a strip of Kiwi Kiss cardstock for the top and used my Eyelet Border punch along the bottom of that piece. Tied some Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon around the top and finished off with the All Ovals Stamp set along with my Lg Oval and new Scalloped Oval punch!
Here is a close up of the All Ovals Stamp set. I stamped it in Riding Hood Red and punched it out with the Lg Oval then put some crystal effects over the butterfly and words. You may have to click on the picture to get the full effect

Last but not least I wanted to share with you something I did last weekend when I was cleaning up my office and work area. I had a mess of Designer Series paper on my table. I have paper keepers like this one all over but I am always in a hurry and just leave them when I am done. So I came up with this! I am so excited..Ia m not claiming this is my original I prob ally seen it somewhere and stored it in the back of my brain somewhere for future use! Who knows! But anyway I felt like a genius!

Here is what I did. I took the cardboard insert that comes with the designer series paper and punched our the information on the back with my 1 3/4 in circle punch. then I took some sticky strip and adhered it to the top! Hopefully the the picture gives you a good idea...if not let me know and I can explain more!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May Speicals and Product Samplers coming to an end

These all end this Sunday, May 31st...don't delay!

From Stampin Up!

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!
Get one pack of beautiful Designer Series paper or Textured Cardstock when you buy 3! Mix or match! Stampin Up has made a wonderful video you can view on-line with some ideas with it. You can click here to view it!

Then Click here then click on Shop Now! All orders will receive 4 free samples in the mail from me this month! No min purchase...your free projects will ship out when I get order confirmation!

Limited Time Mini-Kit!
This is truly the best deal EVER! You can join the Stampin Up Family and my team for only $75! Purchase for the great deal and to get a discount on your own purchases or use it to earn extra money!! You choose what you want to do with it! There is no obligation! Click here to read more and then click Join Now to purchase yours! The password is inker08!

**First 2 to purchase a Kit will receive a FREE Ribbon Sampler from me along with a Free Make N Take Kit for 10! Use to have a fun stampin time with friends or use it for your first party! You can e-mail me with any questions!

Product Samplers !
Have you visited my new Store yet? I have created another blog that features product shares and future kits in the mail! If not take a min to go look at what is offered! Click Here to check it out!

I have 3 current product samplers I am offering through May 31st! These are a perfect way to get a sampling and try them out with out buying a whole pack of each! Current shares offered:

  • Pretties Kit Sampler
  • Designer Series Paper Sampler
  • Embellishment Share
I am taking orders for these through May 31st. You can pick yours up or have it mailed!

Have a wonderful weekend! I am looking forward to mine! I will be joining my oldest daughter Taylor on a weekend getaway with her girls scout troop. It is a mystery trip so the girls have no idea where we are going or what we are going to do! I am going to take some Designer Series paper along to make some more of those purses I posted last week for year end teacher gifts! I can't wait to give them to them!


Well I appoligise for my abscense.. I was on a role. The school year is coming to an end and I just have been soooo busy! Memorial weekend was very productive though! We did not go anywhere really so one night I spent scrapbooking and cleaning my office (not in that order!) I was really productive! I got 6 pages done...I know your impressed right? Well I have to confess they were not f rom scratch....I went through my pages I created for my scrapbooking club and put picutres on them! It felt so good to just sort through the pics and adhere on the page...felt very productive. I even went back and jouraled on some pages I had not done yet. I use to alwasy leave that becuase I didn't like my handwriting but have decided that in itself is an heirloom! My aunt found some things my grandma wrote and I loved seeing her handwriting! So here are some pages

This is one of my sweet baby Shelby at 9 months. I used some Sweet Always designer paper(DSP) to make it all work. I covered a piece of chipboard with some of the same paper. I love how it all goes together! You can't go wrong with DSP!

Here is a great page that I just added pictures to. This page was created by a fellow demonstrator Melissa Roberts. last year some fellow demonstrators did a scrapbooking swap and this is one of the spreads I received in the swap. Great itsnt' it? This is only one perk of being a demonstrator or purchasing the kit!
These were some pictures from a long time ago...I am guessing about 6 years ago..I still need to figure that part out. The page uses some Urban Garden Designer Series paper and then I did some journaling with a white gel pen (love those things!)on a top note cut from the Big Shot. I used a corduroy button from the 1st embellishment sampler I did. I love a having a few of each of the embellishments to try out, it has worked out perfect! Some I have went and bought full packs of because I love them so much (like the rhinestone brads and corduroy brads!)
There is still room for the accessory samplers and designer paper samplers which I am extending for orders til this Sunday the 31st! Click here to find out more about them! You also have until Sunday to take advantage of the buy 3 get 1 Free on packs of Designer Series paper and Textured Papers! Click here to read more about this special and then click Shop now to see all the beautiful papers to choose from!

Here is another one of Shelby. This one uses the Happy Heart Day stamp set. This was a page we did at a scrapbooking club last year. I love this set, it has a lot of possibilities!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Designer Series Paper Double pocket bag FUN!!

Ohhhh.....I had so much fun playing this weekend!!! This is one of the extra projects the card club ladies got to make this month! Isn't the cutest! I am so addicted to making them.....I had never tried them before but they are so easy! What is it called you ask? It is called a double pocket bag. I didn't come up with it but have seen other demonstrators make them and had to try them for my self! A deffant perk of being a demonstrator all the fun ideas other demos share! It is made from 1 sheet of 12x12 Designer Series Paper( I used a sheet from the Pink Pirouette Prints Pack) and a series of scoring and adhering! Isn't it WONDERFUL! So much better IRL! What do you do with it you ask? Why you can do anything you like with it! Kidding...but I personally think it would be great year end gift for teachers with some 3x3 note cards in one side and candy in the other? Or you could fill it with girly things for a little girls birthday...the possibilities are endless really! Have any ideas for it? Leave them in the comments!

Here is the inside view....

And a close up of the flower I created with the Daisy Big Shot die and my Big Shot! I just can't get enough of that machine! Come try it for yourself at the Card/Scrapbooking Class this Thursday. We will be using it for one of the cards we will make!! I finished of my flower with a ch. chip corduroy brad! I love these corduroy buttons and brads! (you can get a sampling of the brad and other great accessory's with my Accessory Sampler found here.)

May Card Class & Product Samplers

Come join me this Thursday, May 21st for a fun night of stamping !

Card Class:

Come make (7) AWESOME all occasion cards including a graduation, birthday, fathers day, new accessories, and learn how to make a fun shaker card! No experience necessary! Plan a girls night!
Cost: $15 or place in a min. of a 15.00 order that night and you stamp for FREE!!
When: Thursday, May 21st..... 10am - noon or 6:30-8:45pm
Where: Darcie Stampin Studio, Laingsburg

Scrapbook class:
Come make (2) Beautiful 12 X 12 scrapbook pages! These pages will be ready for you to go home drop you own photos to capture those precious memories! Learn how to use stamping in your scrapbooks and have fun using the Big Shot Die cutting machine!No experience necessary!
Same time and place!
Cost: $15.00 or place a min. of a $20 order that night and make your pages for FREE!

*Please RSVP for classes by Wed, May 20th so I can prepare.
*Space is limited to first 10 to RSVP.
*Bring a friend who has never attended a class and you will receive a FREE stamp pad or roll of ribbon of your choice!

***Long distance and can't make the Card Class? For an additional $5 they can be made for you and mailed to you or if you place a $50 or more order from my website (click shop now)I will mail them to you for FREE as soon as I receive notice of your order! This offer is good on any orders up until May 22nd.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Teacher Appreaciation and more Designer Paper samples!

Well it is Thursday which some of you know is my day off from my other job at the Chiropractic office. So today we are off first thing to go get a hair cut for my son Julian then after I get back I am going to go do a bit of stamping to get ready for my card class next week so I can post some samples and then I am off to lunch with one of my bff's Jackie! I am so looking forward to it...we have been friends since we were 10 I think. We met at a Cake Decorating Club for 4-H, we would have probably never known each other if we didn't meet there even though we lived only about 3 miles away from each other! Anyway..I do have some things to show you today that I wanted to post last week!
Last week was teacher appreciation so my friend Susan was telling me about a really cute idea she found somewhere on the net. They took a hand sanitizer bottle and peeled off the front and back and put stickers on it and decorated it cute. Well I don't own any stickers but I thought Stampin Up! rub-ons would be PERFECT! I loved how easy they were and they took me about 2 min to do!

Aren't they cute! I used the Summer Love rub ons from the new Occasions Mini on the one on the left and some rub ons from the Perfect Day package that can be found in the main Idea book and catalog on page173. Best thing of all about Rub-Ons is they can be used on anything you can get to stand still long enough to apply them! they go on cards and scrapbooks but also things like the bottles and glass picture frames, wood, anything really! I am going to experiment tonight with Taylor's softball glove tonight. So many girls have the same glove(it is pink and black...go figure) and we were thinking of something that could set her's apart besides writing on it with a sharpie.... I will let you know how it goes!

Next up is a cute post it note holder the Stamping Club made last month! We used the Walk in the Park Designer paper to cover it and for the Big Shot Butterfly! I cut some of the hard cardboard that comes in the Designer paper and cut that to the size I wanted and then cut some designer series paper to fit. We then used the Stampin Up glue stick to adhere to the cardboard. We then used the Big Shot to cut the butterfly with the Beautiful Butterflies Die. We tied some pretty in pink grosgrain around the center of the butterfly and adhered with a Stampin Dimensional. Then to finish it up, we used some rub ons from the Summer Love pack in the mini catalog to add the word friend and the lines above and below it....

After it was all put together we added a magnet to the back using some Crystal Effects to adhere the magnet to the project... I LOVE Crystal adds dimension to your stamped images but it also is a great strong adhesive for things like magnets! Just let it set for about 10 min! What do you think? I love it! I am officially over the hording phase with my rub ons...I am going to use, use, use them til I have to buy more! I loved them as soon as they came out but found myself hording them waiting for the "perfect project" to put them on.....but I found any project was perfect! Are you a hoarder?.....I know you are so stop and use them! :)

Have a blessed day! I am looking forward to enjoying the sunshine that is supposed to make a presence today! Til for the details and some sneak peaks from my card class next week! I am going to leave you with this picture of my youngest daughter, Shelby....her sister Taylor was practicing her makeup artistry skills on her! Boy was I surprised when they came out of the bedroom! LOL Taylor insists that the lip gloss was on straight but Shelby kept licking it! Defiantly Priceless! Can't wait to scrapbook it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Alice In Wonderland Stampin Up Style!

I'm back! We have had a busy past week! First up was my daughter Taylor's play...She was Small Alice in a local youth production of Alice in Wonderland over the weeekend! These kids worked so hard for 2hrs a day/4 days a week for the past 6 weeks! They were fantastic!

First picture was her doing her part with the Caterpillar and the second pic is of her with the "girls of the golden afternoon" It was an awesome play..I couldn't have been more proud of her! All the kids really! In 2 nights there were 1000 people who came to see it!

Which brings me to my next topic...I will show you what I made for the Director, assistant director and music director. I volunteered after the show to make something to give to them at the cast party the next night so I spent Saturday afternoon making these little memory books... Not my norm, but it had to be fast. So I took the pictures I took at dress rehearsal and the night before and uploaded them to be printed out. Then I had some of those in expensive plastic albums you can get at Wal-Mart or the Dollar store and made an autograph page for each of the pictures I included. I tried to get pictures of all the cast and I think I did a pretty good job considering there was 43 kids in the play. Here is what I came up with...keep in mind I made it up as I went and was on limited time....

So this is what I was up too...this week brings softball and soccer practice and the last 2 soccer games! I am rescheduling the card class I had on my calender for this Thursday and rescheduling to next for the info on that and a sample! Thanks for letting me share with you!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Salt Shaker Picture Holder

Oh My! Tuesday ALREADY! Wow! How time flies! This is such a busy week! We had cheerleading sign ups tonight for the youth football cheerleading! As much as I love Spring and Summer and dread the winter I love Fall football and cheerleading! I will be coaching the 5th and 6th grade cheerleaders next year! I am really looking forward to it belive it or not! Anywho....On to the stamping right? This project was inspired by my upline, Jan Wakeland, she has such awesome ideas! As soon as I seen hers I knew it would be perfect for a birthday present for my daughters friend! I ran out to the local Family Dollar and purchased some salt and pepper shakers. Jan's was much simpler than mine but I love how it turn out...this was one of the projects I pictured one way and came out another! Let me first share the pictures with you and then give you some details...

Is this not the CUTEST(Click on the pic for a better view)! Here is a funny story maybe you can relate to!
I started to make this last Friday night when my friend Melissa came over to stamp. I was making it for my daughters friends Birthday which was the next day. I thought I had everything I needed to make this project but found that the wire I had was to flimsy to hold anything. I need floral wire to make it work so the nearest place to get that was about 30 minutes away so it would have to wait til Saturday. So Saturday was super busy, my son had soccer so I had to send Taylor (my oldest) with a friend to even make it to the Birthday party. After soccer, I raced to the local craft store and purchased some floral wire. I had to finish this project in the car!!!!!!!!!!! I brought my wire tool from the crafters tool kit to cut the wire with and wrapped the ends around a marker top(was all I could find that was round and the right was perfect!) and inserted in the top of the salt shaker. Put it in the gift bag I brought and attached some $ on one of the flowers and stuffed the top with some tissue paper to cover the gift.....then raced to the movie theatre where the birthday party was taking place...... Shew...made it in time! I even had time to spare before the girls got out of the movie! Then it dawned on me......I wouldn't have a picture to share with you! so I whipped it back out of the bag and sat it on the table in front of the gift bag and started taking pictures! The staff at the theatre must have thought I had lost my marbles! What was the wacky lady doing taking pictures of that at the theatre! LOL If they only knew......... Now you know your not alone (I know I can't be the only one..right???? Please tell me I am not...)...
Stampin Supplies:
I wrapped the shaker with a strip of Tea Party DSP then took my sticky strip and ran it around the bottom of my Tea Party DSP and covered it in Fine Cosmo Orchid glitter. Then Cut out a B and 3 flowers with my Big Shot for the stems (used the Go Go Boots alphabet and Cherry Blossom Embosslit Dies). I also added a 5/16 Jumbo brad in each of the middle of the flowers too! Love these new brads (you can get a sample of them in the Embelishment Sampler). I used some jumbo celery grosgrain ribbon around the top to hide the shaker part better. The Stems are sliver floral wire and I looped the ends around a couple times tight in order to make a place to slip a picture in to hold. I hid this part with the Cherry Blossom flowers that I attached to that part with Mini Glue Dots...
Until next time...... Darcie

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pretties Bookmark Card and Pretties Share

Oh my....I totally forgot to put the picture in my last post! Thanks to Dennelle and others who let me know...I would have figured it out eventually! LOL I would have posted the picture yesterday but we had a super busy Saturday with soccer game, then a birthday party for one of Taylors friends(wait til you see what I made her!), then my hubby and I went out for a date night! Whoo Hoo...they don't happen often enough but it was nice! We went to Applebees for dinner then to the movies and seen Fast and Furious.....Good movie...
On to the stamping (which I have done a lot this weekend!)
Here is the matching card from the last post with the scrapbook page:

This turned out pretty using the flower from the Pretties Kit...I had never played with it before (I know...can you believe it?) So I busted them out for us all to use at club! We used the same Tea Party DSP on the front then added a flower from the Pretties Kit(colored it with So Saffron Ink and a sponge dauber) and punched a circle from the 1" circle punch for the center then instead of using the half backed pearl in the center I tied some of the new Organza Ribbon (pg 179) in a knot and adhered with a mini glue dot.... Now for the inside we decorated it with some more of the Tea Party DSP, some Organza Ribbon and stamped and embossed the butterfly from a New set from the Occasions Mini, Great Friend. Such a beautiful set! We then took the perforation tool from the Cutter Kit (awesome tool, everyone should have one!) and perforated it along the decorated part so it could be tore off for a bookmark! This one will go to my mom since she loves to read like me! I still have to make one for my hubby's mom (better get busy)!

So what do you ! I think I love the Pretties Kit! There is so much more in the kit I haven't used yet! Can't wait!
I think you will love them to and so you can give them a try I am offering a:

Pretties Share!
You will receive 1/5 of the kit.
Your share will consist of:

10 white flowers (range of sizes)
12 white and 12 cream halfback pearls (range of sizes)
9 white and 9 cream round pearls (range of sizes)
8 beads (asst shapes)
10 rhinestone brads (asst sizes)
6 spacer beads (these are the tiny beads that go between the other beads when you thread them on your hat pin, I will put them on one of your hat pins so they don't get lost.)
2 hatpins
Note: Tin not included

This is a great way to try the Pretties out with out purchasing the entire tin!

Cost per share: $8 for local pick up or $9 to have it mailed!
US orders only

Combine this with the Paper Share and pay only $7 per share (includes Postage)

Contact me if you're interested in a share or two.

*Share will ship out when I have 5 participants or 5 shares spoken for. Pretties Share is shipped directly from me!


Well I am off to enjoy this beautiful day God has given us here in Michigan! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and we are headed out to the mall (J Bucks at Justice are expiring today) and then to the park with the kids! My husband took the day off to head off on his chopper to the Blessing of the Bikers with his friends, so the kids and I will enjoy the day shopping and playing!

Friday, May 1, 2009


I love Fridays and this one was no exception! I of course worked today and we were super busy! I picked up pizza on the way home and the kids love the treat! Taylor had 2 girlfriends over to stay the night so they kept me busy...but the favorite part of my day was tonight when my friend Melissa came over to stamp with me.... I always love company and we had fun catching up...she brought over some beautiful cards to share with me which I will share with you soon! I also made a super cute photo hold from a salt shaker of all things! I don't quite have everything I need to finish it but will share with you tomorrow after I make my trip to get some floral wire! I can' wait to share that with you!

On to what I promised you yesterday....the matching card to my scrapbook page....

Have a great weekend!

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TEMPTATIONS - Here is the first of many samples this month featuring DSP/Textured CS -

This beautiful Page uses the Tea Party Designer Series Paper. It is so beautiful and it has so many different designs from floral to stripes! What is so perfect about the Designer Series Paper is you never have to wonder what colors look good together! Stampin Up has done all the work for you and just follow the colors in the papers! This was a page the ladies in the Scrapbook Club made this month! We also had fun using the new Eyelet Border Punch along the bottom as well as the beautiful Pretties Kit (flower in the middle) We dyed the flower white with some ink on a sponge dauber! So pretty! We added a scalloped Circle from the Big Shot to tie it all together. They had the option to stamp and heat emboss with words from the Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set(pg 133) , which is great for Scrapbooking!

I can't wait to add some pictures of my mom on here as soon as she gets back from sunning herself in Arizona this Winter! We call those type of people Snow birds around here! They are all flocking back now that the weather is warming here in you can tell I am jealous of them I wish I could go somewhere warm for the winter!

Stay Tuned for more samples! Tomorrow I will share with you a beautiful card using the same supplies with a surprize bookmark on the inside!