Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Clearance Rack!

The online clearance rack on my Stampin' Up! website has been updated!  Click here to go to my SU website and click on SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner.  Happy shopping!  : )

Thursday, March 22, 2012

3D Swaps from Milwaukee Regionals!

Here are some more of the swaps from the Milwaukee Stampin' Up! regional event, these are some of the awesome 3D swaps some of the ladies did!  A special thank you to Ginger Ambrose for taking a ton of great photos for me to share with you guys! 

Summer Smooches Fun Class!

I can’t wait to share the new catalog coming out in June. Stampin’ Up! has given us a sneak peak of a new line called Summer Smooches and it’s FABULOUS! In April, you can get a hold of some of these new items early! Plus 2 of the items are only available in April and won’t be carried into the new catalog or anywhere else! I’m offering this class which includes your very own array of these new products to take home with you and some fun techniques along the way!

When: Monday, April 16th @ 6:30pm
Where: TBD based on number of RSVP’s
Cost: $49.00 (valued well over this price)
          or if you wish to share with a friend, $60 for 2 of you (one set of product)
What you will go home with:
• 2 completed cards
• 1 completed 3D item (new item –petite purse!)
• Lots of Product:
    1. Bright Blossoms Stamp Set in Clear (wood mount add $4.00)
    2. Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
    3. Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads
    4. Summer Smooches D├ęcor Stencil
    5. Daffodil Delight ½” Seam Binding Ribbon

*Please note you will use some of your items when making your projects.

RSVP by Wednesday, April 4th with your payment made payable to me: Allana Brunk. I have to order everyone’s product ahead of time to ensure we get it all in time.

If you live outside of the area, the kit is available by mail for an additional $7 for shipping. You will get instructions on how to make the items along with the necessary additional cardstock, etc. that is needed.

Email me for details via my website:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Stampin' Up! Milwaukee Regionals!

I was able to attend Stampin' Up! Milwaukee regionals last  weekend and it was great!  Here are some of the samples of swap cards.  These were some of my favorite that were hanging for display!  It was a great time and I learned some new tips and tricks!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Create A Cupcake!

Here is a simple, easy birthday card using my favorite:  CUPCAKES!

I used our ever so awesome Cupcake Punch along with the sentiment from the Create A Cupcake stamp set.  I used our Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack for the cupcakes.  Hope you enjoy this fun card using this versatile punch and stamp set!

Cupcake Punch
Create A Cupcake stamp set
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack
Early Espresso cardstock
Riding Hood Red cardstock
Bashful Blue cardstock
Certainly Celery cardstock

Monday, February 27, 2012

Brady's First "Scrapbook"

So every week in my son Brady's (3 years old) preschool class they focus on a different letter of the alphabet and do a picture of a food that starts with that letter. We started a book for him and went through and put all the letters in it so far this year.  His very first scrapbook of his own! :  )  Here are a few pages, it's such a cute idea and bless his teacher's heart for the great projects!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Extra FREEBIE!!!!

Welcome to my blog.  I'm offering a special in conjunction with Sale-A-Bration, this is a special only through me.  For every $50 you spend with me, you have your choice of one any of the Stampin' Up! Bakers Twine for free!  This is in addition to the Sale-A-Bration item you'll earn for FREE by placing a $50 order!  You can order from my website and let me know what Bakers Twine you'd like FREE, I'll ship that to you separately.  Free stuff is wonderful, isn't it!?
*Valid through March 5th only!

Elegant, Easy Sale-A-Bration Birthday Card!

Here is a nice and simple card utilizing some of the GREAT Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! items.  As a reminder, for every $50 you spend, you get a FREE item out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog!!!  You can view the Sale-A-Bration catalog by clicking on the link to the right.  I also used one of our fabulous embossing folders made using the Big Shot machine.  Such a fun, beautiful, easy card!

Items used
Everday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack
Elementary Elegance Stamp Set
Other items out of our main Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog:
Calypso Coral card stock
Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder
Curly Label Punch
Decorative Label Punch

Friday, February 24, 2012

Gorgeous Cupcake OH MY!

This card is using a technique I learned from Barb Mullikin's blog, a fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and friend.  It's called "Faux Frosting" and you take equal amounts of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and White Embossing Powder and mix those up in a baggie.  Then you apply our Multipurpose Liquid Glue where you would like your "frosting" to go.  Sprinkle the powder/glitter mix over the glue.  Then using a the Heat Gun, heat the "frosting" until it starts to bubble.  That's how you know it's done.  Leave it cool about 30 seconds or so and There you have it, a frosted cupcake on your card!

Supplies used on this card:
Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper
Sweet Cake Stamp Set
Red Glitter Paper (for the cherry)
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Blushing Bride Cardstock (for cupcake base)
Shimmery White Carstock
Pool Party Inkpad
Soft Suede Inkpad

To buy your supplies to make this card, visit my Stampin' Up! website today:
Happy Scrapping & Stamping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winner of the Dimensionals!

Teri (comment #6) is our winner of the dimensionals!  Congrats and watch for more candy very soon!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

My Digital Studio FREE 30 day trial!

Stampin' Up! is offering a free 30 day trial of My Digital Studio Express!  All you have to do is go to my online store via my Stampin' Up! website and click on "Shop Now" in the upper right corner.  Go into my online store and download it!  It's that easy and you get 30 days to try it, purchase your printed items, or print them yourself.  After the 30 days are up, you can either stop using it or purchase one of the MDS versions to continue using it.  So what do you have to lose?  Go now to: to try it today!

You can also click here to view more information on My Digital Studio and the capabilities it has:

Don't forget to enter my Blog Candy giveaway below, it ends at midnight tonight (central time)!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I used the masking technique to make this adorable tea cup card!  If you aren't familiar with the technique, you use a Post-It note to do so.  With this one, I used our Stampin Write Markers to color the tea cups in one at a time and you have to clean the stamp between each tea cup stamping.

Then to get the look that they are stacked cups, you use the Post-It note to cover the other cups up as you stamp the next cup.

Supplies used:
Tea Shoppe stamp set
3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon (Blushing Bride)
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Baja Breeze cardstock for card base
(other pieces of card stock used: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz)
Stampin' Write Markers:  Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride
Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad
Island Indigo Ink Pad

(to purchase these items, visit my website and click on shop now in the upper right corner:

Here is another example from Founder's Circle in 2011 using the masking technique and the adorable tea cups. So cute!

Hope you enjoyed!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration for extra FREEBIES all year long!

Good Morning!

If you join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you can get a free pack of Designer Series Paper or a Digital Download every month for a YEAR of your choice!  And to top it off, the kit is on sale for $125!  Let me know if you might be interested or visit my website for more information:!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blog Candy!

Post a comment here stating what your favorite Sale-A-Bration item is this year and become a follower (if you're not already) and you can win a package of Stampin' Dimensionals!

Drawing closes on Sunday, February 12th! 

Thanks for checking me out!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Birthday Card!

This card was created using our new Labels Framelits for the Big Shot and using items from the BRAND NEW Sale-A-Bration flyer!  There are sooo mnay goodies in the SAB flyer that I know you'll love!  The best part, you can earn them all for free with every $50 order you place or when you host your own workshop!  You can view the Sale-A-Bration flyer by clicking HERE!

Items used:
Labels Framelits (from Occasions Mini, you get 6 different sizes!)
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (SAB)
Elementary Elegance Stamp Set (SAB)
Poppy Parade cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Lucky Limeade Ink Pad
Peach Parfait Ink Pad

To order these items, visit my website by clicking HERE.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Starting Over Again!


Welcome to my blog!  I haven't posted in forever but am turning over a new leaf and going to start posting regularly!  Hope to see lots of new followers!