One Sheet Wonder technique

Good Morning!  Well I hope that everyone is staying dry and warm on this rainy April Friday. 100_9125e_edited-1 Tonight is Bring Your Own Project Night which I host monthly in my Creative Playground. For those of you that don’t have a project to work on, I have put together a card kit using the Stamp Set Mixed Bunch (my favorite floral set from the main catalog) and the in-colors.   Yesterday I posted a couple of cards that I had designed using Mixed Bunch and the One Sheet Wonder technique. I used Mary Jo’s sketch challenge to make the Third card. ScreenHunter_83 Mar. 27 08.13 Here is Mary Jo’s sketch. the One Sheet Wonder technique is a fun way to make your designer paper.  A great technique for backgrounds on cards or scrapbook pages. To make this technique, select a stamp set and your desired colors of ink.  I used Summer Starfruit, Daffodi Delight, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeaid and Indigo Island.  You randomly stamp a sheet of cardstock with the images.  Your sheet will start to look like a sheet of wallpaper. 100_9127 You then use your sheet of stamped cardstock as you would a piece of designer paper.   I added a couple of rhinestone crystals to the petals and center of the flower.  the ribbon is the daffodil delight stitched grosgrain ribbon.     I hope to see you tonight at Bring Your Own Project Night! 100_9126e_edited-1

Mixed Bunch Card Kit

Happy Spring!. 100_9123e I love this combination of colors with the Mixed Bunch Stamp set!  I choose my favorite flower set from the current catalog for my Card Kit this month. I am offering several options for this card kit this month.  And if you already have this stamp set – place an order for some of the embellishments and I will also send you the directions! Option 1 – Purchase the card kit which includes all the pre-cut cardstock and supplies to make 6 cards for $25.  You can make the cards at my Bring Your Own Project night tomorrow April 12th. Option 2 – Order the Mixed Bunch Stamp set and coordinating Blossom Punch from my online store and I will send the directions for all of these cards.  Or if you already have this set, then purchase the cardstock and embellishments from me instead.  See the supply list below for all the supplies used.  I will send the directions after I receive notification that you have placed an order through my online site.  ORDER HERE Option 3 – Purchase the instructions for these cards for $4.95 via paypal.  You can click on the paypal link below.
  These cards were made with the following supplies: Mixed Bunch Stamp Set (125537)   $21.95 Blossom Punch (125603)  16.95 In-Color Cardstock assortment (124328 & 126836)  $9.95 each Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon (122976) $9.95 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (125583) $6.95 In Color Dahilas  (127556)  7.95 Rhinestone jewels (119246)  4.95 Paper Daisies (119243)   6.95 (Optional – can use the blossom punch to make flowers instead) Bottle Cap (129388)  $3,95  (NOTE:  Can use bottle caps, builder brads or another brad for center of flowers) Designer Builder Brads (129329)  $6.95   Enjoy!!   signature line-red          

All about Color, FREE Shipping and a Mystery Hostess

  b1_color_refresh This weekend is all about COLOR and FREE Shipping for the weekend!!  And….  I am setting up a hostess code so everyone can enter their own orders but one lucky person will receive the Hostess benefits for the weekend!!  I will draw a name on Monday at noon so I can finish the order and close it by on Monday (as the f ree shipping period ends Monday night).   Hostess code for this weekend SBHTQJMK.     COLOR REFRESH Details At Stampin’ Up!, we love color and we know that you do too. In the Paper Crafting business, color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It’s important for Stampin’ Up! to stay up-to-date with color trends so they are updating the color families with some new lines.   Why now? In 2010 SU did a big color renovation and shared plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep SU colors on trend. Well it has been three years and Stampin’ Up! is  announcing that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! SU is welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!


Beginning on 4 April 2013, all retiring/discontinued colour products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period.


Due to unforeseen problems with the Stampin’ Up! supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Up! have decided to discontinue these two products.
The following items are only available while supplies last.  Get ‘em before they’re gone!
101879: Watercolor Pencils 119802: Subtles Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons 119803: Regals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons 119804: Brights Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons 119805: Neutrals Collection Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Also  – FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)! That’s right. There are no minimums or limits and all order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online). Did we mention that the free shipping is on everything? MYSTERY HOSTESS So here are the details and how the Mystery Hostess works.  Visit my Online Store to purchase your product, discontinued colours refills, ink pad, papers, and crayons or watercolor pencils!!  When you check out, enter this hostess code SBHTQJMK, on the bottom left hand side of the order.  This does not hold your order up.  Your order goes into the shipping queue when you close your order.    At Noon on Monday, I will draw the name of one lucky person from those that have entered orders and they will receive the hostess benefits for orders placed this weekend!!  Since the shipping special is through Monday, I will contact one of you on Monday to let you know that you have received the hostess benefits for the orders over the weekend! So have fun shopping!!   signature line-red

Happy April Fool’s Day

DEMO_Best-of_Butterflies_25th-Year_flyer_NA_THHappy April Fool’s Day!  I hope that you have had a fun day and not been pranked too much! The new best of 25 years stamp set for April is everyone’s favorite spring but.  The butterfly!!  I just love beautiful butterflies on a spring day.  There is something so carefree and heart warming about watching butterflies flit about. Don’t forget to save your seal from this month’s stamp set!         signature line-red

Happy Easter

Good Morning and Happy Easter to all!! 100_8958 (5)                   I just wanted to share my favorite Easter card today from the group of cards that I made for my Easter Card Kit.  I love the set Everybunny!! And the new Sunshine and Sprinkles designer paper from the Spring catalog is perfect with all the bright colors!!   Have a great Easter everyone!! Don’t eat too much candy!   signature line-red

Graduation is coming

This morning I am posting a cute graduation card that I CASED from my downline Michele Lacerda.  Michele 100_9115 made this really cute card for me with the owl punch.  I thought what a great grad card that would be.  So I added a graduation hat to the owl. The graduation hat is from the Sock Monkey accessory set.  I just love the accessory sets!!  Always some good individual stamps that you can use for something just like this! I love the combination of colors and the texture with the square lattice folder.  The colors are cherry cobbler, daffodil delight and chocolate chip on a layer of crumb cake. I searched through my scraps of designer paper for a tiny piece with the right pattern to make the front of the owl. So this card is now out on Etsy!  Thanks Michele for the idea!   signature line-red    

This and That…


Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you the chance to get it now. And from today through April 30, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!

You can see the details on the product here.

And while you are at it – signup to win a Trip to San Diego as part of the This and That Promotion!



Enter by April 30 to win! One GRAND PRIZE winner will receive round trip airfare for two to San Diego and accommodations at the luxurious US Grant Hotel September 12-15. From world-famous Sea World to the San Diego Zoo, there is an array of exciting things to do in this charming, seaside city. The GRAND PRIZE winner will also get two free This and That Bundles from Stampin’ Up!—a journal and more to capture your trip in the moment. Ten FIRST PRIZE winners will win one of ten This and That Bundles! Enter today!!   signature line-red

Just Because Handmade card

I am getting the hang of WordPress.  I hope that you like my new blog! So this week I participated in Mary Jo’s sketch challenge at 07 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12.56.09 PM   I have to say that I really liked this sketch!!  So I used my current favorite paper from the Spring Catalog which is Poetry Prints.  I  love the colors and designs in this pad of designer paper.   I also used the March Best of Stamp set which is Best of Flowers.  That hydrangea was one of my all time favorite floral images so of course I had to use that!   For colors, I used Raspberry Ripple cardstock and Lucky Limeade.  THese are two of the current in-colors that are incorporated into this designer paper.  That is the one thing that I really love about Stampin’ Up! designer paper, is that all the colors coordinate with the card stock. 100_9096 I stamped the image in Raspberry Ripple ink on vanilla cardstock.  I used a blender pen and picked up a little ink from the raspberry ripple ink pad to fill in the flower.  I used just a touch of lucky limeade ink to fill in the leaves on the image. And I used the Masking technique to bring the hydrangea in the center out front and center.  To do this, stamp the hydrangea image on a post it note and cut around the image.  Stamp the image on your cardstock and then place the post-it over the image and continue stamping around it. When you pull the post-it note off, your first image will be in the front. Then of course I had to add a little dazzle to the card!  What is a card without bling??  I used a glue pen and lightly dabbed the flowers and sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on the flowers.  I didn’t completely cover the flowers, just dabbed them.  I know that these pictures don’t do this card justice! 100_9097 Here is a close up of the flowers. I love the layers on this card too!!  Great sketch Mary Jo!!   Stay tuned as I think I will be designing some card layouts to use with this Floral Set!!   Enjoy!  I can’t wait to see what my fellow stampers have designed!!   signature line-red

Spring is in the Air – Catalog Sneak Peak

Are you ready to try out a new product from the 2013 – 2014 Annual Catalog?  Here is your chance! A Round Array stamp set is available to purchase now! This set coordinates with the Stampin’ Up! 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, available in the 2013 spring catalog.  Purchase the A Round Array stamp set and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch together as a bundle, and save 15%!   spring-surprise   You can see the details here. Now is the time to order!!  Friday is the last chance for Sale-a-bration.  So place your orders today!!  


Marilyn’s March Bundle – Secret Garden Card Kit

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!!   March 2013 Special_2-001 My downline Jeanne and I had an idea and are going to work together to try this out.  Each month we are designing a set of projects using a bundle of products from the current SU catalogs.  For March, we chose the Stamp Set Secret Garden and the coordinating framelits for our projects.  We have 5 beautiful cards designed using the products listed in the bundle. How this will work:  Each month we will design a new set of projects using a bundle of products.    You can get a full tutorial for these projects for FREE with purchase of the bundle of products from my online store!  These items total $59.  So don’t forget that there is only one week left for Sale-a-bration.   If you purchase this week, you will get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration flyer.  Order Here. We will have a new bundle ready each month around the 15th of the month. NOTE:  You will also need adhesive, vanilla cardstock and rhinestone pearls make these cards as shown.   100_9091_edited-1  
Or you can purchase the instructions for $4.95.
  Marilyn SanClemente    

Vintage Thank you card

Sunday was my downline meeting and we all had a great time getting together and catching up. Of course we discussed a little business too… Our bi-annual retreat to Cape Cod is coming up!!  We have a great time getting together for 2 days on Cape Cod, sharing ideas and stamping.  I have a really creative group!  Interested in And of course we all shared cards and classes that we have been working on. Michele Lacerda, who has been in my group the longest brought this card.  Happy 10th Anniversary Michele! I love the vintage look of the card. I am thinking that she used 2 stamps sets for the background with Just Because stamped in Soft Suede for the image.  I love the roses that are in the spring mini catalog.  They really brighten up a card! 100_9085   This is a close up of the roses.  Michele used a piece of victorian lace and the leaves from the Bird punch under the roses.100_9085_edited-2 100_9085_edited-1Then of course she used the oval punch and scalloped oval and added a couple of rhinestone pearls to spice up the message…   I love it!!  Marilyn SanClemente    

Merry Moments Card Kit

Merry Moments Card Kit
                  Here is a detailed list of all the supplies included in this card kit and used to make these cards: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Victorian Lace Trim
Pearl Jewels
Scallop Trim Border Punch
 Scallop Oval Punch
1 ¾” Circle punch
Large Scallop Circle Punch
Apothecary Accents Framelits
Basic Gray Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Old Olive cardstock