Carie Nixon, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Cupcake Pizzazz!

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.   I am fooled by the beautiful sun outside beaming in my scrap room window.  It feels so hot, but step outside and it is cool!!!  Oh well, it feels good right where I am sitting.
We had a great family day today.  We had my brother-in law, sister-in-law and our adorable niece over for lunch.  Honey broke out the BBQ and we had hamburgers and hotdogs with a great big salad.  Yummy!!! Then for a treat my honey boiled some syrup and we had sugar on snow.... of course I ate too much and my stomach was tellng me that I was very bad, it is still the weekend right.  I promised myself I would have a salad for supper!!!!

Now for my creation... my card.  I tell you I love this stamp set and matching punch.  Makes life so easy!!!!
Stamps: Create a Cupcake 121915
CS: Whisper White 100730, Poppy Parade 119793, Pear Pizzazz 119795, & Riding Hood Red 111348
DSP: Sunny Garden 119831
Classic Stampin' Pad: Peach Parfait 119783 & Pear Pizzazz 119784
Stampin' Write Marker: In Color 119801(Pear)
Big Shot: 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Square Lattice 119976
Bigz Die: Scallop Squares Duo 120903
Punches: Build a Cupcake XL 121807 & 2 1/2" Circle 120906
Designer Buttons: Brights (1 of Daffodil Delight)
Ribbons: 1/2" Stiched- Poly: Pear Pizzazz 119265 & 1/8" Taffeta Daffodil Delight
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Well there you go folks!!!  I hope you have a great rest of the day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Here is a another birthday card using the Salebration set Punch Bunch... not much time left to get this set and it is FREE with a $60 order.

Stamps: Punch Bunch (SAB) 121847
CS: Very Vanilla 101650,
Pretty in Pink 100459, &
Basic Grey 121044
DSP: Lap of Luxury 120436
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Basic Gray 109120
Brads: Neutrals 119736
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Punches: Scallop Square XL 119884, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border 119275, & Two-Step Owl XL 118074
Paper-Piercing Tool 116631
Mat Pack 105826
Dotto 103305
This card is a easy stamp and punch card.  I added 3 of the Basic Gray brads  and the scallop ribbon border to dress it up!
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Here is a card I created with the Salebration set Bliss.
Stamps: 121851
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Rich Razzleberry 115316,
Early Espresso 119686, &
Pretty in Pink 100459
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Rich Razzleberry 115658
Brads: Antique 117273
Paper-Piercing Tool 116631
Mat Pack 105826
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Punches: 3/16" Corner Small 119871, Scallop Oval XL 119856, & Oval Lg 1 3/4X7/8"  119855
Ribbon: Satin 5/8" Pretty in Pink 117289 & Taffeta 1/8" Early Espresso 119959
Mini Glue Dots 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
I stamped the image then added one of our beautiful Antique Brads, which I find really dress up a card or a scrapbooking page.  I rounded the 2 corners of the image and the mat.  In between the "bliss" and the scalloped oval I used some dimensionals to give 3 D to the card.  I then used the two different ribbons to dress up the edge.  I love how this turned out.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Not only am I in the mist of organizing for the sixth year a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, but my father-in-law has been recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at stage 3bs.  He had his first chemo treatment on Friday.  So needless to say the last few weeks have been stressful.  The good news in  this type of  cancer is supposed to be treatable... we pray that this is the case.  I lost my dad to cancer when he was 55, it will be 7years in July.  He was the reason I started organizing the Crop for a Cure for the Canadian Cancer Society... I wanted to do something to help make a difference in his memory.
If anyone would like information on this please do not hestitate to leave me a comment.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is around the corner and this card made me think of spring!
Stamps: Eastern Blooms 111626
CS:  Whisper White 100703,
So Saffron 105118, &
Rose Red 102544
DSP Subtles Stack 117152
Stampin' Write Markers:
Rose Red 100063 &
Early Espresso 119680
Ribbon: 3/8" Taffeta
Early Espresso 119964
Jewels: Basic Pearls 119247
Punch: 3/16" Corner Sm 119871
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:
Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Dotto 103305
Mini Glue Dots 103683
On this card I used the marker and the scrunchy ribbon techniques.  To pick my colors I referred to the Color Coach 120148 which gave me Rose Red and Wild Wasabi for a creative combination to go with So Saffron.  I used the Wild Wasabi DSP paper from the subtles stack and dressed up the rose red by embossing the polka dots on it!!!  I made a scrunchy ribbon with the taffeta ribbon by pulling on a fiber in the middle of the ribbon and "scrunching" up the ribbon as I went.  I give myself about 11" when working for a piece to go along the width 4 1/4" of the card so I have plenty left to wrap around the base or if I want to trim and leave on the front there is ample ribbon.  I used mini glue dots to stick down the scrunchy ribbon.  I then used 3 of the medium sized pearls in the top right corner of the card to add the final touch!!!
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Only You!

I have been taking  some time for myself and I came of with this card!
Stamps: One of a Kind (retired, which I only realised after I created the card!!!)
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Marina Mist 119682,
Early Espresso 119686, &
Wild Wasabi 108641
DSP: Subtles Stack 117152
(Wild Wasabi)
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Marina Mist 119668

Stampin' Write Markers: Marina Mist 1199679 & Early Espresso 119680
Watercolor Wonder Crayons: Subtles 119802 (Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi)
Punches: 1 3/4" X 7/8" Oval Lg 119855, Curly Label XL 199851, &
Scallop Trim Border 118402
Jewels: Basic Rhinestones 119246 ( 3 X med.)
Blender Pen 102845
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Hope you have a great weekend!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Greetings, Earthling!

We started off our Sunday by going out for a huge breakfast and then we went visiting the all the great grandmothers.  Since then we have been having a lazy afternoon.  I decided to take advantage of the peace and quiet and created this card!
Stamps: Greetings, Earthling! 113810
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Bashful Blue 105120,
Pacific Point 111350,
Real Red 102482, &
Pear Pizzazz 119795
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Basic Black 101179
Punch: Modern Label XL 119849,
2 1/2" Circle XL 120906, &
1 1/4" Circle Lg 119861
Quick Accents: Celebrations
Paper Snips 103579
Big shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Dotto 103305
2-Way Glue Pen 100425
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
This card started out by me knowing that I wanted to use the Quick Accents again... they are so much fun to use!  On this card I used the big polka dotted circle and the small scallop pear pizzazz one.  I also used the border strip with the red polka dots on it. To make the aliens POP a bit more I decided instead of watercoloring them I would stamp right on the cs and then cut then out.  I glued them onto cut out circles and then put dimensionals behind the circle to make it stand out a bit more. 
Hope you enjoyed this card!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Here another card for you!  You could use this card for anything if you change the saying in the oval.
Close As A Memory 114946 &
Something to Celebrate 121897
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Melon Mambo 115320,
Old Olive 100702, &
Daffodil Delight 119683
Stampin' Write Markers:
Old Olive 100079 &
Melon Mambo 121074

Punches: Scallop Oval XL 119856,
1 3/4 X 7/8" Oval lg 119855,
3/16" Corner Sm 119871 &
Dotted Scallop Ribbon border 119275
Big shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing folder:
Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
This card is a great card for a quick and easy Saturday card.  Of course our wonderful Bigshot dresses this up with the embossing on the Melon Mambo!  You will use the marker technique on the stamp to get the two colors.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


It has been quite busy around here with March break on.  The kids and I have been quite busy.  They have been working very hard (& loving it) on their own scrapbooks, with my help with the cutting.  We visited the Science and Nature museum and had a shopping trip where they wanted to spend some of their allowance that they had saved on some scrapbooking stickers.  We have been busy making soup and baking muffins in large batches as well.  Mmmm... Mmmm hope you aren't hungry!!! :)  Needless to say I have not had much time for me to create.  I took some time this afternoon and this is the result....
Stamps: Party Hearty 111532 &
Button, Button 122026
CS: Whisper White 100730,
Pacific Point 111350,
Real Red 102482,
Pear Pizzazz 119795 &
Bashful Blue 105120
DSP: Celebrations 117164
Quick Accents: Celebrations 118708
Classic Stampin' Pad:
Pear Pizzazz 119784,
Bashful Blue 105209,
Real Red 103133, &
Pacific Point 111837
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Circle) 118309, 1 3/4" Circle XL 119850,
1" Circle Med. 119868, 3/4" Circle Med. 119873, & 1/2" Circle Sm. 119869
Big Shot 113439
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka Dots 117335
Dotto 103305
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Ever since the new catalog came out in July I have been lovin' all the great Quick Accents.  On this card I used the two scallop circles from it!!!  I love how easy it is to create quick cards and scrapbooking pages using the Quick Accents and matching Design Series Paper (DSP)!!! Thank you Stampin' Up! for making my life easy!!!!  I had fun playing with the Button, Button set in the Occasions Mini Cattie and all the great punches.
Well, I hope you liked this card!