Wednesday, January 30, 2013

MDS Disc Sale

For those of you that have My Digital Studio or any other program, Stampin' Up! has a select few of Digital Content Disc for sale at a great price of $1.00 each, yes not a miss print $1.00 each while they last!  HERE is a link to see them.  Available only online.

Vintage Verses SAB Stamp Set

Good day to all!  I thought today I would show you a card that I made using some of the new Spring Catalog items and a freebie from the SAB leaflet too.  I made this to send to my friend who suffered a bad stroke, she is on the mend, and I want her to know how much she means to so many.  I just have to figure out how to mail it so the flowers don't get all mashed during mailing.

I made those small little flowers with the new 7/8" punch, the Creped filter paper, ink pad, sponge dauber and a mini brad.  I held together the filter paper and a piece of copy paper, to give it a little bit of body, then put it into my punch and punched out six scallops.  Then I laid the punched pieces on my ink pad and sponged some ink onto both sides, set it aside for a couple of minutes to dry and then stacked the six pieces together and used my paper piercing tool to punch a hole in the center and insert the brad into the middle.  Open the feet of the brad and CAREFULLY scrunch up each layer, then fluff it out some, be gentle, the creped paper will tear easy.  Now to be honest, I probably will not make these flowers again, because when you mail them they will not arrive looking very pretty, perfect for hand delivery though, but I had this idea in my mind and I had to at least give it a try.

Products used:

Stamp set: Vintage Verses (free with SAB)
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Basic Gray
Creped Filter paper
Paper Doilies
Mini Silver Brad
Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink and Pool Party
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta in Pretty In Pink
Apothecary Accents Framelits

Well, that is my share for now, hope to have something new on Friday to share, Mary

Monday, January 28, 2013

Owl Occasions Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!!  Well I finally got some play time in my craft room yesterday, boy did it feel good too have a chance to create.  I must admit though, it was hard to get the creative juices flowing but they finally came through, whew.

I saw a card similar to this one on another demonstrators blog, so I used hers as inspiration for mine.  She used different colors and embossing folders, but I always try to use what I have, so this is my take on it.  I made it into a birthday card, because it seems that you can never have to many of those and I think this would work for a man's birthday too.  I hand cut the owl out and popped him up on a dimensional.

Products used:

Stamp set: Owl Occasions (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Core'dinations Primrose Petals
Silver Glimmer Paper
sanding block
Chevron embossing folder

Well, thank you for stopping by, I appreciate it so very much!      Mary

Monday, January 21, 2013


Sorry no card today, I was out of town until 1:00 this afternoon, went with my daughter to help my other daughter paint some rooms in her new house!  Very busy, and long days of painting but we got alot done and I did get to meet some of her friends too!

The Biggest time of the year starts tomorrow
  • January 22, 2013 - March 22, 2013
  • View PDF HERE
Also today is the last day for the Valentine bundles. 

Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things, have a great day.    Mary

    Friday, January 18, 2013

    Sale a bration 2013

    It's that time of the year again, SALE A BRATION!!!  For every $50.00 you spend, before taxes and shipping/handling you can earn a free gift!  How cool it that?!  Better yet, there is no limit on it.  Here is a PDF of the available products that you can qualitify for during this period.  Here is the PDF for the My Digital Studio contents.

    Sale a bration run from January 22 thru March 22, 2013.

    Here is a link to my online store.

    I'm posting this early so that you have plenty of time to view the products that you can earn for free, I hope you all have a wonderful week-end too!        Mary

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Owl Occasions

    Well here we are again and it's hump day, the middle of the week.  I'm having a great week so far and hope you all are too!  I made this card to send to a friend who order some Stampin' Up! goodies from me, so happy and I hope she likes my card too.  I left the inside blank so that she can reuse the card if she wants too!

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Stamp set: Owl Occasions (retired) and Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Card stock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red
    Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Real Red (used markers too)
    Ribbon: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain
    Punch: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and Photo Corner punch (retired)
    Wood Grain and Chevron Embossing Folders
    Window Frames Collection Framelits

    Case'd from HERE

    Well off to the Post Office to get this in the mail, see you again soon, Mary

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    New Single Stamp Assortment


    Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!
    You wanted more? You got more! We've had a great response so far to our experiment with single stamps. So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through March 31, 2013.
    • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
    • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
    • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer. 
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
    • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!

    Best of 25 Years Stamp Set for January


    As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
    Check back here every month to see what new set will be offered.

    Some things to remember:
    • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
    • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
    • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
    While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
    As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Affection Collection

    Good Monday morning to all of you, it is freezing cold here this morning, a whooping six degrees!

    Well today I want to share this cute card with you.  I found this over on Pinterest and boy oh boy is it ever pretty in real life!  This would make a cute Valentine's Day card for that extra special person in you life!  It did take me awhile to figure out the measurements, but I made sure that I wrote everything down in my little notebook, so if I every want to make another one it will be easy peasy!

    All Products are Stampin' Up!

    Card stock: Very Vanilla and Pool Party
    Designer Series paper: Subtle Collection (Regal Rose)
    Stamp set: Affection Collection
    Wheel: Very Vintage
    Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Regal Rose and Crumb Cake
    Glimmer Paper
    Apothecary Accents Framelits
    Finishing Touches Edgelits
    Clear Embossing Powder
    Adorning Accents Folders
    Small Heart punch
    Pool Party Seaming Binding

    Well this is my share for today, I sure hope it warms up some too, Mary

    Saturday, January 12, 2013

    The Paper Pumpkin

    Stampin' Up! has announced a new monthly program that you can sign up for and have a kit deliver to your door once a month!  It will start in mid-March and they also have a Try It kit to see if it is something that you would like to try.  HERE is the link to more in detailed information.  When it ask for a demonstrators name, please use mine, Mary K. Wessling, Kansas City, MO.  THANKS!!

    Friday, January 11, 2013


    Well it's finally Friday and the start of the week-end too, yea!

    Here is a card that I designed for a monthly swap that I'm in with a couple of my fellow demonstrators.  It's a great way to get new ideas and also color combinations and lay outs too.  My upline, Chanda, sent a card kit to me with this color combo awhile back, these colors are just beautiful together too!  I hope my friends think so too!

    All products are from Stampin' Up!

    Stamp sets: En Francais and Betsy's Blossom's
    Card Stock: Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette
    Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray and White craft ink
    Embosslit: Beautiful Wings
    White Embossing powder
    Framed Tulips embossing folder
    Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta
    glue dots

    Well, thanks for dropping in and I hope to see you soon too!         Mary

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013

    Happy Birthday Card

    Well, I made it back today, yea!  My Mom's birthday was on Jan. 6th, so this is the card that I made for her.  I'm so pleased with the way it turned out too, so soft and pretty!

    I took some Pink Pirouette ink and applied it to the backside of my Lacy Brocade embossing folder with a brayer.  I love the soft, subtle look it gave to the paper, almost like lace.  Also using a softer shade of pink gives it just the right amount of color so that it doesn't over power the design.

    All supplies are Stampin' Up!
    Stamp sets: Pleasant Poppies, En Francais, Friendly Phrases and Everything Eleanor
    Ink: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake and Black Staz-On
    Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose
    Pretty In Pink Ribbon

    I was inspired to make this card after seeing one similar on Sandi MacIver's blog, Thanks Sandi for the inspiration!    


    Monday, January 7, 2013

    Hershey's Kisses Heart

    Well hello everyone, I hope your week is off to a great start!  Mine is going well too.

    Today I wanted to share with you a cute little project that is a take off of the Christmas Kiss Tree.  The creator of the Christmas tree, redesign it and came up with this cute little heart!  You can find the direction on Brenda's blog HERE.  It is so easy to put together with her easy to understand directions too!

    Well that is all for today, hope to be back on Wednesday, see you then!     Mary

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

    Sympathy Card for a Female, #2

    Well I was hoping that I would not need another sympathy card but I received a phone call last night from a friend, her sister passed away unexpectedly. I had this card about half way made, was going to use it for a Thank you card, but had to switch gears and turned it into a sympathy card instead. The stamp set I used is from Stampin' Up called "Dear Friend" it is a retired set as is the paper I used for the card. The sentiment is from a current set called "Thoughts & Prayers. I used SU scallop oval punch for the sentiment and used pop dots to lift it up off the cardstock. The ribbon is some from Jo-Ann's. I used a scallop punch from Fiskars. Sorry about the picture, it is cloudy here this morning as we had rain all night long. Have a great day, Mary.

    So sorry, somehow this got reposted from a couple years ago.

    My Little Valentine Promotion Starts Today

    Valentine's Specials
    Here is a link to the PDF:

    Looks like some cute products!   Mary