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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Break with a SALE

Hi All, my daily inspiration blog post will resume on Tuesday.  I'm taking a holiday break.  In case you missed it, I have a great sale on ALL of my classes going on right now.  Depending on the amount you order, your discount can be as much as 30%!  The sale ends on Monday at midnight.  Details are HERE.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Peachy Keen LFIF Free for All

I had a lot of fun with the Peachy Keen "Let's Face it Friday" challenge this week.  It was a free-for-all theme and we could create anything with our face stamps.  This little lemonaid girl was the result!  I used the PK-640 Princess Face Assortment set.  You'll want to go check out the other awesome projects HERE.  Play along on the challenge for a chance to win the Cottage Cutz Pig Peeker die & stamp set.  You may recall that I used this for my last PKS challenge HERE.  Incidentally, Peachy Keen has a great sale going on right now right HERE.


1) For the lemonaid girl, punch out the following pieces (Stampin' Up! punches):
  • 1" Circle in Blushing Bride - HEAD
  • Butterfly in Blushing Bride - CHEST
  • Word Window in Blushing Bride - NECK
  • 4 petal flower from Itty Bitty Punch Pack in Blushing Bride - EARS
  • (3) 2-Step Cupcake tops in Chocolate Chip (or other hair color) - HAIR
  • 2-Step Cupcake cup and candles in polkadot print (or other DSP) - SHIRT
  • Jewelry Tag - 2 each of Shimmery White and So Saffron - GLASSES
  • Small Oval in shimmery white and so saffron - PITCHER
  • 1/2" Circle in shimmery white - PITCHER HANDLE
2) For the lemonaid stand, cut the following pieces:
  • (2)  1/2" x 5" Chocolate Chip (post backing)
  • (2)  1/2" x 5" Wood Print DSP (Woodland Walk)
  • 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" Wood Print DSP
  • 1/2" x 4" Wood Print DSP
  • 1" x 4" Greenhouse Gala pear pizzazz flower print
  • 3/4" x 4" Greenhouse Gala so saffron flower print

3) Cut small 4 petal flower in half for ears.  Cut butterfly in half for chest.  Sponge edges of all Blush Blossom pieces with blush blossom ink.  Overlap butterfly halves and glue together to form chest and shoulders.  Glue neck onto back of chest.  Glue ears onto head.  Stamp face onto head with PK-640 Princess Face Assortment stamp set (1" wide face).  Add blush to cheeks with Regal Rose ink and stipple brush.  Add white hilights to eyes with unibal gel pen.

4) Glue head onto neck.  Glue 2 cupcake tops onto back of head for hair.  Round off the top of the 3rd piece and fringe the bottom edge for bangs and glue in place  Glue straps and top onto chest.

5) For lemonaid pitcher, cut off bottom of small oval.  Cut top off oval in an upward curve.  Cut away bottom and top of so saffron oval and glue onto pitcher.  Punch a 1/2" circle in shimmery white.  Line up the same punch over the punched hole and punch a crescent shape for the pitcher handle.  For the glasses, cut off the tops of the jewelry tags in a concave shape.

5) For the stand, glue the 1/2" x 5" strips of wood print onto chocolate chip card stock.  Sponge the edges of all wood print pieces with chocolate chip ink.  Glue the 5" posts onto the back sides of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" print piece.  Attach 1/2" x 4" piece onto front with dimensionals and add pitcher and glasses.

6) For canopy, cut top corners at an angle and round out edges.  Punch one edge of the so saffron print with the scallop border punch.  Glue onto bottom edge of canopy.  Attach canopy to posts with dimensionals.

7) Glue girl onto back of stand.  Punch the sign with Modern Label punch.  Hand print sign with black marker.

8) For card front, cut Shimmer White card stock 4 5/8" x 5 5/8".  Stamp lemon from Tart & Tangy stamp set with so saffron ink.  With glue pen, trace around inside sections and outer edge of lemon and then add dazzling diamonds glitter.  Mount on 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" So saffron card stock.  For card base, cut 5" x 12" Pear Pizzazz and fold in half.

9) Attach lemonaid stand to front of card with dimensionals.  Stamp greeting choice on inside.  I suggest the greeting "Imagine the Possibilities" in the Word Play set by Stampin' Up!

Paper Punch Addiction Memorial Day Sale!

For the first time ever, I am offering a special sale that applies to all projects on my site!  From now through midnight on Monday, May 30, you will receive a discount based on how much you buy. Buy more and save more!  Please read the special note at the bottom before you start shopping.  I want to make sure that you all get the discount applied right to your cart.  Following are the sales tiers:

$10 - $19.99  save 10%

$20 - $29.99  save 15%

$30 - $39.99  save 20%

$40 - $49.99  save 25%

$50 or more  save 30%

To take advantage of the sale, you need to do the following:

1) Place at least $10 worth into your shopping cart (before applicable sales tax). 
2) Enter the code MEMDAY  in the coupon code box and hit apply

PLEASE NOTE:  if you don't see the discounted total in your shopping cart after entering the code, please hit the "continue shopping" button and then on the homepage, click on the big "View Cart" Button.  This should take you into the cart and it will reflect the sale total.  This may happen if you enter the code before you are completed shopping and go back to add more to your cart.

If you have difficulties with getting the discount to show up, please email me at

Thanks and happy shopping!

Punch Inspiration 5/27/11

Today is another fun Peachy Keen challenge day.  Be sure to come back at 10 am for an awesome punch art tutorial!  In case you missed it, I have a sale on all my tutorials through this Monday.  Save up to 30%!  Check it out HERE.

Punch Art Peony tutorial

Holy Cow Invitation

Double Embossed Card

Something a Little Fishy

Embossed Bird

Have Fun With It

Hello Triple Blossoms

Paisley Blossom

3-D Projects:
Cheerful Blossoms Portfolio tutorial

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cheap digital class delivery service

Hey all, as many of my regular customers know, I use Fastwagon to digitally deliver my classes for me.  If you have never ordered from me, I just wanted to share this information with you.  I know a lot of you out there sell your own crafting classes.  How would like to not be chained to your email all day checking to see if you got any orders?  How would you like to take a vacation and not worry about emailing orders to people?  If so, then I have the thing for you.

Fastwagon is a great digital delivery service that charges only $8 a month!  Can you believe it?  Other similar services not only charge you a monthly fee, but they also charge you based on your sales.  Not Fastwagon!  They charge $8 and that's it!  Unlimited sales.  For $8 a month, you get plenty of online storage for your files (I have many classes and have only used 3% of my capacity).

I've been happily using Fastwagon for almost 2 years and have discovered how truly exceptional it is.  John, the owner, provides exceptional service.  He always quickly replies to inquiries and issues and is always looking for feedback from his customers on how to make the service better.  For example, I was looking for a coupon option and he added it to the service.  He has helped me so much over the past 2 years that I want to help him in return by promoting the service I truly believe in and support!

I encourage you to check out the service and sign up.  You have nothing to lose since he lets you try the service out for a week for free.  If it's not for you, you can easily cancel your subscription on paypal with no other obligation.

Check it out HERE.

Punch Inspiration 5/23/11

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

6 Blog Candy Winners

Good morning all, I had a late night working last night so unfortunately, I don't have an inspiration post for you today.  But, I do have a couple blog candy winners!

The 5 winners of my Notes Holder Tutorial from the PKS Challenge via are:

The winner of the free Craft Project Central May subscription is:

Congratulations ladies!  Please email me at to claim your prize!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Peachy Keen Contest Reminder

Hi all, just a reminder that there is a great contest challenge going on at Peachy Keen stamps. Here are the details:


Organize It!

Get organized with chore charts, to-do lists, storage ideas & more using your Peachy Keen Faces! Our faces come in a variety of sizes, which make them SO easy to customize anything in the same face. Or, show your child what a great job they did by using one of our fun little faces on a household chore chart. The sky is the limit! Can't wait to see your crafty ideas!!


Project must include Peachy Keen Faces
Link up before May 25th
Add your link at the bottom of the post where there is a little blue Link button.

Design must be new


We will be looking for the TOP 5 projects that are both creative and well executed.

Winner will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps store and a special "My design won at Peachy Keen Stamps" badge to display on their blog.

Remaining top 4 will receive a "Top 5" badge from Peachy Keen Stamps to display on their blog.

Good Luck Everyone, can't wait to be inspired by you!

Punch Inspiration 5/16/11

Just a reminder that there are a couple blog candy drawings that will be happening tonight.  If you want a chance, all you need to do is leave a comment HERE and HERE

Wish Big

Elegant Wedding card

Flower Trio card

Summer Splash card

Kimono Fold card

Butterfly Circle Easel card

Blossom Petals Flower card

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Punch Inspiration 5/15/11

Papers & Pixels Article 6 X 6 Sliding Pop Up card

Today is the release of the newest issue of Papers & Pixels.  You can subscribe to this great online magazine for free HERE.  My article features a 6 x 6 sliding pop art and new stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps called Hillbilly Hollers.  Check out the stamps HERE.  Download this step by step tutorial HERE.(this is a hotlink that will immediately download)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Punch Inspiration 5/14/11

In case you missed it last night, I posted a bunch of great tutorials on my inspiration post.  It was late due to Blogger being down for a day.  Enjoy!
Freaky Friday tutorials

Today's Inspiration:
Purple Flowers

Graduation Owl

Thank you notes video

Fishy Friends

Sunny Scene

3-D Projects:
Stationary Card set

3x3 Album Video

Birthday Cake Slice

Post Mother's Day Layout

In case you missed it, there are 2 opportunities for Blog Candy right now.  All you need to do is leave a comment!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Freaky Friday Inspiration 5/13/11

I hope your Freaky Friday wasn't too freaky! Mine started out pretty freaky since I couldn't get blogger to work and share my inspiration posts.  Today, I'm sharing some great tutorials I found online. Enjoy!

Honey Bee treat box and card

I was invited to join the design team at INKspirations 4U for the Summer Edition.  This is my contribution to the site.  This little acetate box is decorated on the front and back and it comes with a matching card.  If you want the step by step tutorial along with the other great projects in the Summer Edition, you can subscribe at the site HERE.

Peachy Keen LFIF Challenge

Hello all, sorry for the delay.  Blogger was not playing nice today!  This week's Peachy Keen Let's Face it Friday challenge was to use our face stamps to create a project to get organized!  This one was a really tough one since I am so UNorganized!  To see all of the wonderfully creative projects from the rest of the team, please check it out at the challenge site HERE.  Join the challenge for a fabulous prize!

Due to the fact that I've been working 12+ hour days at my full time job this week, I unfortunately did not get the time to write a tutorial for this little recipe box project of mine.  But, if you leave a comment, 5 lucky winners will receive a copy of my Notes Holder tutorial (details HERE).

For this project, I used the Peachy Keen Cottage Cutz Pig Peeker die and stamp set (details HERE).  The cupcake was created with the Stampin' Up! cupcake punch.  If I find time between now and the end of the month, I will try and post a tutorial for this recipe box.  Craft Project Central has a similar tutorial HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sweet Honey Post It Note Book

Today's project is my contribution to Craft Project Central.  This isn’t your usual Post-it Notes cover! This Post-it Note book looks and feels like a book with a hard cover and a fabric-looking binding.  The magnetic closure with floating bee completes the project perfectly. This cute little project with matching pen is a perfect teacher gift and is a fun class or club project!  For the full color step by step instructions, please visit Craft Project Central HERE and subscribe to May.

Leave a comment on this post and I will be drawing a random name on Sunday for a free May subscription at Craft Project Central!

Punch Inspiration 5/10/11

Monday, May 9, 2011

Taking a break today

Hi all, I hope you don't mind that I don't have any inspiration links today.  I spent all day yesterday with my daughter and Mom, so I didn't have time to surf the internet for ideas to share.

I will be working long hours at my full time job the next couple weeks.  Hopefully I'll be able to set up my blog posts during my lunch breaks so I can continue to share links every day.  If I miss a day or 2, you will know why.

My next project is coming up this Friday for the Peachy Keen LFIF challenge.  Thanks for hanging with me!

Oh, and you may have noticed my new blog design.  What do you think?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Punch Inspiration 5/8/11

Happy Mother's Day to all of you mother's out there!  Today I am going to relax and hopefully get a little bit of pampering.....
Miss You Owl

Ipod Card

Mother's Day Scrapbook layout

Owl Graduate gift card holder

3-D Projects:
Paper Lantern tutorial

Bag in a Box tutorial

Pretty Paper bag

Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Wedding Blog Hop winner

Congratulations to the following winner of my Royal Wedding Blog Hop candy.  She has won a digital copy of my Fairytale Magic punch art class. picked #24 who had this to say:

Punch Inspiration 5/2/11


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