Sunday, February 24, 2013

All Dressed Up for a Special Birthday!

This past Monday, we celebrated a special birthday.  We were lucky enough to spend the weekend, while in Jacksonville, Florida for the "Breast Cancer Marathon (26.2 with Donna)", with my Aunt Becky.  We run this race for her, being a two time breast cancer survivor, in the hopes that they will once and for all find a cure for breast cancer.  If you didn't know about this race, 100% of the race proceeds and raised funds go to breast cancer research and care.  Check them out here.

I wasn't so sure about the All Dressed Up stamp set or the Dress Up framelits until I saw some amazing projects at Stampin/ Up! Leadership Conference in January.  I was sold...100%...on the cuteness! 

I can't take credit for the cuteness of this cards design, but I can share who I "borrowed" the cuteness from.  I CASED (Copy And Share Everything) this card from a PIN on Pinterest which led me to this site.  Thanks Sami!
Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Charming
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP (Spring Catalog)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Tools:  Framelits - Dress Up, Framelits - Ovals, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Needlepoint Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Embellishments & Such:  3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - Lucky Limeade, Baker's Twine - Lucky Limeade, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy Birthday Aunt Becky!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend and special day!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Stamp-a-Stack Success!

Wow!  Over the course of Friday and Saturday, 156 hand-made cards where made in my kitchen.  Phew.  I am tired just typing it!  But oh what fun it was!

I held the first Her Crafty Intentions "Stamp-a-Stack" this weekend.  For those of you who haven't yet been introduced to a "Stamp-a-Stack", it is literally what it sounds like.  You come to my house and STAMP a STACK of cards.  Each one of my guests went home with 12 perfectly unique, hand-made cards!  

A variety was offered with three (3) Thank You cards, three (3) Birthday cards, two (2) Sympathy/Thinking of You cards, two (2) Any Occasion cards and two (2) Valentines. 

Here are the quick and dirty details:

"Oh, Hello" Thank You card:

You can find all of the details for this card, previewed HERE.

"Thoughts & Prayers" Thinking of You/Sympathy card:

You can find all the the details for this card, previewed HERE.

"Sycamore Street" Birthday card:

Stamp Set:  One In A Million, Ciao Baby
Paper:  Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-Bration)
Ink:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Tools:  7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Embellishments & Such:  Sycamore Street Satin Ribbon (Sale-a-Bration), Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

"Swallowtail" Any Occasion note card:

Such a simple but stunning note card.  I LOVE the Swallowtail stamp!

Stamp Set:  Swallowtail, Word Play
Paper:  Ivory Naturals
Ink:  Night of Navy
Embellishments & Such:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

"Hearts a Flutter" Valentine card:

Although this was the most time consuming card that we made, it was the FAN favorite!

You can find the details for this card previewed HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the 156 cards made in the Her Crafty Intentions kitchen this weekend.  And, it isn't over yet!  Stampin' Out Stress Club day is today so a few more crafty things are gonna happen around here!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Shhhh...Don't Tell. Stamp-a-Stack Sneak Peek!

If you are like me, you want to have a card ready for ever occasion.  And if you are REALLY like me, you are always behind the 8-ball and creating a card at the last minute, before you run out of the house to a baby shower, or the night before a holiday (shhh, don't tell my husband that I don't have his Valentine Card made yet!).

I know that many of us are like that and because of this, it may hinder us in believing that we could be hand-made card givers.  Who wants to stress before running out to a birthday party, right?  So in comes the "Stamp-a-Stack", can you hear the crowd cheering?  Well, maybe the crowd needs to know what the heck a "Stamp-a-Stack" is before they can cheer, duh.

A "Stamp-a-Stack" is a FUN time with the girls (guys welcome!) when you come to my house and everything is ready for you to STAMP a STACK of hand-made cards, made by YOU!  So you go home with a collection of cards, ready to give at the perfect moment, no stress, including envelopes 

What's that?  I think I hear the crowd cheering now!

Here is a sneak peek of two of the cards we will be making at my upcoming, and very first, Stamp-a-Stack.  Let me know if you would like some more information about how you can participate!

First is a Valentine.  I LOVE the new "Hearts a Flutter" stamp set that is in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog and I am a sucker for banners.


Another card we will be making is this beautiful yet simple Thinking of You card using the versatile "Thoughts & Prayers" stamp set.  When someone loses a loved one or has a tragedy in their lives, I hope I can let them know that I care as soon as possible.  Getting a hand-made card could be the highlight of that persons day.


Here's what it took to make these special cards:

Hearts a Flutter Valentine:

Stamp Set:  Hearts a Flutter (Wood Mount 129249, Clear Mount 129252), Vintage Verses - Sale-a-Bration set (Wood Mount 129633, Clear Mount 129636)
Paper:  Pool Party (122924), Pool Party 12 x 12 Textured (124328), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink (101731), Pool Party (126982), Pretty in Pink (126955)
Tools:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159), Small Heart Punch (117193)
Embellishments and such:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262)

Thoughts & Prayers:

Stamp Set:  Thoughts & Prayers (Wood Mount 113252, Clear Mount 127805)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), DSP 2011-2013 In-Colors Lucky Limeade (122384), Wisteria Wonder (122922)
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder  and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write Markers (123002)