Sunday, July 8, 2018

Update on Posts!

Sorry I haven't been posting many projects lately!! Please don't give up on me. I have a pinched nerve or something going on in my shoulder and typing is extremely painful right now. So hopefully I will be able to get back on a regular schedule soon!
Sadly, even crafting has been difficult!
I hope you are having a great summer!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Happy and Flamingos!

Hello! I know I haven't posted for awhile. I seemed to have pinched a nerve in shoulder or something and it is really painful. I didn't craft for a week because of it. It is really  painful to type also. But I cant sit around and do nothing forever! I have things to get done and I just cant! What can I say!!
But luckily there are some awesome crafters out there and its fun to "case" their work. That makes it easier for us sometimes, Right?!

Someone sent me the link to The Flamingo Store so I had to go there and find some great Flamingo deals. For those of you that don't know it I love flamingos. In fact at the Catalog Premier Tea Luncheon last Saturday a few of the girls brought me a bag full of flamingo stuff. One of the items was a flamingo necklace that lights up. So I had to wear it thru the whole event!! It was great!!

For my card, I found it on Pinterest, you can find the original card here . I used the Petal Promenade designer papers. I just love these papers!! I also used two of the new glimmer papers, white and the pink. So this card is much more sparkly in person than it shows!!
I cut the word happy out with my large letter dies and then stamped the birthday with the Beautiful day stamp set! I have cut out the birthday using a label die from the Lake Side Framelits.

I really like how this card turned out!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Monogrammed Double Pocket Purse Box!

Here is a Monogrammed Double Pocket Purse box I made. This will be for Marketplace at the retreat in August in Union, WA. I also did this same project in all black and white for Main St last week.
The original purse was done by Cinder Papercraft and you can find the you tube video here . She has some great projects.
I have used the Very Vintage stamp set, Large Letter Alphabet die set, Petal Promenade Designer Series Papers, Pink Glimmer Paper, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla cardstock.
Its pretty easy to make. I will be using all 4 designs of the papers when making up the kits for marketplace. I love all the papers so much in this set.
This project comes with 4 cards with decorated envelopes and a decorated notepad.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Too Much?? Or Not??

I'm not very good at Collage projects. But I saw this on facebook and had to give it a try. The original was done by Betty Ann Corbin. That's all I really know about her. But hers is gorgeous so here is mine version of it!
I think if I did it again I would put it on a little bigger canvas with the same amount of die cuts. Except for the doily everything on this is a die cut or punch. Oh, of course not the rhinestones and pearls of course.
I used some of the new beautiful pink glimmer paper to give it a little sparkle. There are lots of different dies on this project.
Let me know if you think its too much or not!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tropical Chic!

Here is a fun little tropical card I cased from Sandi McIver . She has some great projects. She is a Stampin Up demonstrator in Canada that use to live here in the Portland area. I never got to meet her but I love her videos! I changed this card just a teeny bit. This will be one of the projects for the Catalog Premier Tea Luncheon coming up this Saturday! The date is almost here and I have been working like crazy to get ready for it. I will be really busy this week finishing up the projects, cleaning house, setting up and lots more.
If I have any of the kits left for this project I think I will be adding a pink flamingo to mine. I sure wish there was a die for that flamingo tho!!
This card was made with the new Tropical Chic Suite, There is a bundle with stamps and dies, these cool designer papers and the ribbon. Its a great bundle and as soon as I saw it I wanted to pair it with the flamingo set. So keep on the look out for it!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Animal Outing!

This is such a fun bundle. It is called Animal Outing. There is a giraffe, rhino, frog and kangaroo with a baby koala bear in its pouch. Also dies for everything. The dies even work with some of the papers. So you can die cut the little animals right out of the papers and its already colored for you!
Also we will be doing this card at the Catalog Premiere Tea Luncheon next week!
Contact me to get this awesome bundle or go to my online store here .

There is still one spot available at the luncheon next week!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Linda Parkers Purse!

I found this purse on You tube. It is made by Linda Parker. She has some of the best videos on You tube. I just love these papers. They are the Garden Impressions papers from the new Stampin Up catalog. Also the dies are the Springtime Impressions dies. This whole suite is my most favorite thing in the whole new catalog I think!!
Check out Linda on You tube and make your own gorgeous purse. This purse is even big enough to hold a whole set of cards!
If you would like any of these products or a new catalog just let me know and I can hook you up!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lily Pad Lake

Here are some cards I made using the LilyPad Lake Bundle. If you purchase the dies and stamp set together you get 10% off. That's like free shipping right!! If you would like to purchase this bundle or any other Stampin Up products you can visit my online store here!

This is a very versatile set. Its fun to play with! I am thinking that one of these cards will be on the menu for the Catalog Premier Tea Luncheon coming up on June 30th. I really need to get to figuring out what I am doing so I can get supplies ordered!
There is still one spot left for this event!!
The bottom card is a shaker card. I may have gotten a little carried away with my little beads. But you know its always in my opinion a little hard to tell how its going to look until you turn it over. By that time its too late because you have the top on. If you turn it over before the top is on of course you wont have anything left!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Abstract Impressions!

I have been having some fun working with new products from the new Annual Stampin Up Catalog over the last month or more. You can see in the top picture a lot of my new projects. My Autumn Banner, a gift bag and matching card. Lots of cards. I have also made a fun little box with cards in it and am working on a Purse Stationary Box.

For this set of projects, I have used the Abstract Impressions Stamp set. This is a photopolymer three step stamp set. I love photopolymer stamps. They are so fun to work with. It really spoils me when I have to use a rubber stamp set.

I made the card on the right and the matching gift bag. Now I just need something fun to go in the gift bag! The card on the left I made into a Sympathy card. I found a card like this on Pinterest and it took me to Splitcoast Stampers. You can find the original card I found here .  It wasn't using Stampin Up products and the cross was just stamped on it in brown ink. So I thought of this set and the cross. The cross is from the Cross of Hope Framelits set. It is so pretty diecut in gold foil paper and then it is backed with Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I have used the new Gorgeous Grape ribbon on it. I just love this ribbon!

The card and the matching gift bag were designed by Connie Babbert . If you click on her name it will take you right to her blog. Sometimes I really try for my own designs but other times I see such awesome projects I just have to remake them!!

The card and gift bag are have the Tranquil Textures Designer Papers. They go so pretty with these colors. The colors are Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape, also Mint Macaroon. I have added a little of my own twist to these two projects. I have used the Host set Very Vintage, adding the butterfly and the lace doily in the background.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tea Box Holder!

This is a little tea box holder. You can put loose tea in the boxes or tea bags. It is a project I am doing for the retreat in Union, Wa coming up in August. I used the new Tea Room Specialty Papers in the New Annual Stampin Up catalog.
I just love these papers! They are so gorgeous. I have also used the Pop of Petals bundle. It comes with a stamp set and a punch in this bundle.
The yummy colors of cardstock are my new favorite the returning Coastal Cabana and Rich Razzleberry.
I used the leaf punch to make the leaves.
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Abstract Impressions!

Yeah! The new catalog goes live today! I cant wait to order this afternoon!!
I was browsing thru Pinterest yesterday looking for some samples with the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I found a fun video you can check out by Jaimie . She makes this card three times from simple, to a little more involved adding dimensions and layers.
This is my version of it. I used the Wood Textures Designer Papers and ran it thru with the Pine Wood Planks Embossing Folder for some texture. I am using Lovely Lipstick cardstock. For the image I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set. This is a fun stamp set that is Photopolymer. I love it. It is a very similar version to one stampin up used to have. 
I found a fun color combo for it. I added two colors that Jaimie didn't use. I have stamped the colors and shown them. They are Flirty Flamingo, which has gone from an In color to a permanent color in the Brights Family, Poppy Parade which also a returning color and one of the new In Colors for this year Lovely Lipstick. What I didn't show on my sample is I also added Real Red to my flowers. I have used a new doily cut in half across the bottom and added a ribbon and bow with the new Lovely Lipstick ribbon. The greeting "Birthday Wishes" is from the new Varied Vases stamp set. My greens for the stems are returning Coastal Cabana and a new In Color Call Me Clover!
This was a really fun card to make. Sometimes its fun to just get back to the basics of stamping!!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Special Friend!

As I started this card I knew right away who I wanted to give it too! A Very special friend.

Tomorrow the New 20018-20119 Annual Catalog goes LIVE with Stampin Up. I cant wait to order. I am a little bummed because I found out yesterday we cant order until 11am Pacific time. But oh well, it is what it is right!?

So I have used the new Stitched All Around Framelits for this card, the Detailed With Love sentiment and the Dragonfly die. I love that this Detailed Dragonfly die set is sticking around for another year!

I have used the Garden Impressions Designer Papers and I really love them also. I was able to Preorder a few sets as a Demonstator and I love them all!! If you would like to do that anytime in the future and want to become a demonstrator I would love to talk to you about it and get you signed up!
Stampin Up is an awesome company to be a part of. I would say to work for but since we are all our own bosses which is another plus I will just say to be a part of. There are great benefits to being a Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment Share!

Hello All!
Have you seen the new Annual Catalog yet?? I have been giving a lot of them out! There are some awesome products in the catalog!
I want them all! Right Now!!

If there is anyone else out there like me I have a deal for you!!! I am offering a Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment share!!
You will get a 1/4 pack of 15 different Designer Paper Packs, Embellishments and/or Ribbons. I will be ordering these products on June 1st in the early AM when the Annual Catalog goes live!

Here are the details:
Designer Paper Packs $47
Embellishments $30
Ribbons $30
I Want It All Bundle $107

For anyone ordering the I Want It All Bundle I will also throw in a pack of the Share What You Love Pearls. These awesome pearls come in 5 colors and are gorgeous.

So if you are interested deadline is May 31st. This will be on a prepaid basis. So you can either mail me a check or I can send you a PayPal Invoice. I would need payment by May 31st.

If you would like me to send this to you there will be an additional $6.95 for shipping. I can also throw in a new Annual Catalog with your order if you don't have one already!

Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Last Weeks Class!

I forgot to post the pictures for last weeks class. We had a fun time and 3 people brought me these awesome pink flamingo treasures! Thank you everyone!
We used the Weather Together Stamp set and matching dies which are retiring May 31st. So if you love them theres only a few days left to get them!
We also used the Marquee Messages Stamp set and I don't know what I was thinking but there are 39 yes 39 rhinestones on this card.
Also for the last card we used the Southern Serenade Stamp set which was new in the Spring Occasions catalog and is returning in the Annual Catalog! It is also featuring the returning Coastal Cabana Cardstock! I love it!!
The Annual Catalog goes live June 1st. I will be ordering bright and early on that day. So if you would like to order any retiring items you can order online or contact me! For online ordering you have until midnight May 31st. If you would like to order from me please get me your orders by May 30th.
For online ordering out of the new Annual Catalog contact me by may 31st or order online June 1st.
To see the retiring products, or to place an online order you can check it out here .
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Where do you get your inspiration from? I get mine from many areas! For this card I cased it out of the new annual catalog. There is lots of inspiration there. I love looking at the catalogs over and over!
This is my version of the card on the right side on page 18. It is using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set which is not a new set at all. Its nice to use sets once in awhile that we've had for awhile and hardly used.
I usually just focus on all the great new stuff. But I'm going to try something new for me and try to do something new and current but not new in every class. Then it helps people focus on the annual catalog also when the Holiday and Spring Catalogs come out!
I have used the returning Coastal Cabana for the base and stamped the large stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on the base. I have changed up the original by using white cardstock where there was designer paper and layered it with Gorgeous Grape (which really is gorgeous!). The flowers are stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. I have stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green. I love this whole color combination. The white is embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.
For the punches on the greeting I have used the Everday Label and Taylored Tag punches.
The sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana and I added some rhinestones. There is quite a bit of fussy cutting on this card so even though I love it I don't think I would want to make a ton of them!
Happy Stamping!
Stamper Gyrl!