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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pinwheels Make Me Happy

Hello everyone,

I just love pinwheels!  They are whimsical and brighten up a room.  I made this card using Stampin' Up!'s new Sizzlits S Pinwheel Die.  The finished size is approximately 2" x 2", so I can definitely see the possibilities. 

Have a beautiful day my friends,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Day is coming up soon!


I've been busy crafting and getting ready for my Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration Open House this Saturday, January 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 at my home.  Here are a few goodies I made using the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hearts-a-Flutter bundle.

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How Will You Party During Sale-a-bration?

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! Contact me today at: to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party.

Shopaholics unite! For every $50 you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! Visit my online store at: to start shopping.

Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit! Click Join Now to take advantage of this limited-time offer. Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up! Don’t wait—take advantage of these fantastic offers today.

Check out a couple of cards I made using my free Sale-a-bration products:

Happy Creating!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Love Is In The Air

I hope you all are having a great week.

Today, I'm sharing a card and treat box.  I love perusing YouTube for crafty videos (especially stamping ones) and CASE'd this card from Connie Stewart at and the treat box from Brandy Cox at I still want to try the treat box using the Silver Soda Pop Tops.


Sale-a-Bration Starts January 22nd!

Welcome to the week!

I made these two cards using the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set, both free with a $50.00 purchase (not including tax and shipping) during Stampin' Up!'s 2013 Sale-a-bration, which runs January 22nd through March 22nd, 2013.

I just love the colors and patterns in the Sycamore Street paper.  It's fun and elegant at the same time.

Have a beautiful day!


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Paper Flowers and Pool Party Vase

Happy Sunday my friends,

I saw this idea in the latest issue of Stampin' Success, our demonstrator magazine. It is always full of ideas I want to try and plenty of inspiration.

I used some white acrylic paint and a glass vase I purchased at the dollar store. I mixed Pool Party ink with the white acrylic paint and let it dry for a few days. Now, it's not waterproof, but that doesn't matter, because I made paper flowers with Stampin' Up!'s White Creped Filter Paper (available in the Spring Catalog), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Quint-Essential Flower stamp, Primrose Petals ink, and some floral wire (also purchase at the dollar store).

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Paper Pumpkin is here!

It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!


I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Paper Pumpkin kit
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting  and click Get it.
Then select me (Terri Takashige) as your demonstrator .
Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month! How cool is that?
Here's the Details:
  • Each month SU! will send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • SU! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership.
The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-which will be a clear acrylic block!
Sign up starts tomorrow January 14th ~ Don't miss it !


Thursday, January 3, 2013

January Happenings!

Happy January Friends!

There is a lot going on this month in the stamp universe!  Please check out the January 2013 newsletter and the new Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, which went live today. You are going to love this catalog!  You check it all out at my Stampin' Up! site:

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Valentine's Take Out Box Sneak Peek

Hello there,

I have wanted to make this takeout box ever since I saw it on the internet.  I used the Hearts a Flutter Bundle and More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Spring Catalog (available January 3, 2013), as well as the Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon being carried over into 2013.  You can even remove the band to open the box and reveal the treats inside!  It's the first time I have used my new Petal Cone die and love it!

Happy January my friends!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and another Spring Catalog Sneak Peek

Happy New Year everyone!  For this card I used the new Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, the Memorable Moments clear stamp set and the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I also used Celebrate from the Seasonal Sayings stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, but not to worry, because Seasonal Sayings is being carried over into 2013!

May 2013 be blessed for you and your family!


Little Twinkle Pattern Party Ink Sponging

Happy Sunday! Here is a fast and easy sponging technique using the new Little Twinkle bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Ca...