Birthday Cards

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My birthday was back in January.  I turned 28!  LOL…. Check out these 2 birthday cards I got!  They are STILL on my mantle and I don't know when they will come down! This one is made with Flower Fancy from my friend Allyson:

This one is from my friend Arlene using Party Hearty and Season of Friendship:

 

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Polka Dot Punches

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I love how this card came out made by Kim Allen.

Polka Dot Punches (a free set with your $50 purchase for sale-a-bration!) looks great when it's embossed. 

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SAB Samples

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Hope you enjoy these!  Kim Allen brought these to our recent SUpreme Soiree for make and takes.  Aren't they cute?

To see more samples and to get more details on these samples, visit the Gallery!

Congrats SAB set:

Botanical Blooms SAB:

Flight of the Butterfly

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Are you ready for spring?  It'sacomin', ladies!
Get ready with me when we make these fabulous cards and box for them to go in.

Your class fee of $20 includes all the cut cardstock, DSP and embellishments along with the instructions to make 5 deluxe cards and a delightful box to put them into.  This makes a great gift, or a stash of cute cards for yourself.

Want the stamp set, too?  For $47, you'll get the stamp set and all that is listed above.

Register here.

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Lots O Samples

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Some great cards from swapping with my group:

Not sure who did this delightful card.

This cheerful card was made by Alicia Motyka using Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss.

I am totally diggin' this sparkly rooster by Cam Cao!

Check back for more later!

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And if you are interested in joining my group of demonstrators, contact me for more details.  We have so much fun, I know you will, too!

Can you think about….

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Christmas?  This layout was made by my very good friend, Amy.  She is one of the best scrappers I know!  Go here to see more of her layouts!

She used the Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin' Kit called I Wish.  Have you scrapped your holiday photos yet?  If you were in my Scrappers' Express club, you have!  We did 6 (and some ladies made 8!) layouts in January.  I am accepting new memberships beginning in March. 

What is Scrappers' Express?  Your club membership will run for 6 months.  Each month you will receive a kit with embellishments and everything you need to make a minimum of 6 layouts with the instructions and photos.  The club costs $25 each month and at the end of the 6 months, you get a Level One Hostess Stamp Set.  E-mail me at [email protected]  for the registration form!

Blooms do the Tango!

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I had fun with this card!  I used the big Scallop big shot die and the new circle scissors cutter!  The stamp set is Botanical Blooms and it is free with your $50 purchase through March 31!

Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss.

Now is the perfect time to order the Big Shot.  I hesitated myself, but now that I own it, I use it on almost every project I make.  I suggest getting the Big Shot Starter Kit which includes:

  • Big Shot machine
  • Multipurpose platform and cutting pads
  • Scallop Envelope Die
  • Top Note Die
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlet 4 pack
  • Billboard Alphabet Die
  • Cutting pads and platform for the alphabet die

Now that's what I'm talkin' about!  You get all this for $195.95.  Add on another $5 to bump your order to $200 and this is what you get for FREE!

  • FOUR Sale-A-Bration selections
  • Level One Hostess stamp set
  • $15 in free merchandise, your choice!

If you place your order through my website, you will also get a free Idea Book and Catalog in your order!

Let me know what questions you have and if you need recommendations on your order!

Fire it up on Valentine’s Day!

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My friend Deena did this one using A Happy Heart.

This is to hang on your wine bottle.

A candle to light up the night.

Hmmm…wonder what you could give your honey in this tiny little box!??

Thanks for sharing your projects with us, Deena!  You're HOT!  🙂

Heart cards

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Get your Idea Book and Catalog for FREE when you place your Online Order.

Some valentines cards for your viewing pleasure!

Made by my upline, Karin Grotjohn with the Love You Much stamp set:

Deena Boos made this with A Happy Heart:

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Valentine’s day

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Vicki Dorroh outdid herself with this one!  It was a swap card at our last event and uses the Love You Much stamp set, heart punch and Love, Joy, Cheer die for the Big Shot.

These tins are really fun to make.  I wrapped mini candy bars in Candy Lane Designer Series paper, then made a belly band for the tin and added some fun hearts stamped with Love you much, then punched out!

Little Pouches…

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I was a bit excited about this project.  I was looking for something for my club project last month and came across some cute bags covered with the Top Note Die.  It's probably just me, but there's just something about covering bags like that or with DSP or other stuff that doesn't appeal to me.

But I got inspired!

I figured if I turned the Top Note long way and scored it about 1/2″ on both pieces, folded it over, glue and wrapped it around some yummy candy, we'd be set!  I used the Word Window punch to make a handle.  Then I stamped the little With Love from Yummy (a FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set!) and punched that out with the Word Window Punch.  What a fun treat!

This is the one we did in club.

Projects and Winners from Open House

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I had my New Catalog and Sale-A-Bration kick off Open House this weekend and it was so much fun!

I thought I'd let you in on the projects we made.  They were a hit, I believe!

This one I got inspired from someone's blog…not sure who's.  It's an 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ peice of Very Vanilla Cardstock scored at 2 3/4″ on each side.  We put it through the texure plates, my new favorite Stampin' Up toy!  (besides the corduroy buttons!).

We used Fundamental Phrases and the Sale-A-Bration set, Botanical Blooms.  Check the gallery for more samples with Botanical Blooms and add your own as well!

This was a popular card.  We used the Scallop envelope Big Shot Die, Polka Dot Punches and Raspberry Tart DSP!

There is an exact science to using the Scallop Envelope Die.  You have to get just the right thickness so that the score lines get scored and the cut lines get cut.  I found that using this order works:

  • cutting plate
  • Die
  • crease pad
  • TWO shims (using one didn't cut the cardstock completely and I had to finish it with scissors)

If you must have one of these babies all to yourself, you can hop over to www.catherinepooler.stampinup.net and place an online order, directly shipped to you AND get a free catalog in your order!

Of course, I had door prizes!
The winners are:

  • Prints Pattern Pack- Rebecca Mitchell
  • From the Garden- Gina Scott
  • Rub-ons- Monica Yates
  • In Color Asst. Cardstock- Susan Arnold

Click here to download the Sale-A-Bration catalog!

Sweet Stems, Masking

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This card made by one of my favorite stampers, Deena Boos, is made using the masking technique.  We punched a circle through a post-it note, put this on the card, sponged color on top, stamped the image and colored it in.  Easy, simple, elegant and AWESOME!!!

Click here to view another card using the Masking Technique!

Itty Bitty…

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Itty Bitty Buds is one of Stampin' Up's new hostess stamp sets and I JUST LOVE IT!  I have enjoyed playing with all the cutie little flowers…just adorable!  There are so many cute little flowers and swirls to play with, I can just imagine the possibilities!  I used Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss on this card along with the photo corner punch.

If you would like to get this set for free, contact me to host a worskhop or join one of my stamper's clubs…long distance members welcome, too!

Check the gallery to see more samples!