Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cute Candy Box!!

This cute little box was one we did at workshop sometime ago.  I like making 3-D items.  This one will hold the Hershey Nuggets (about 8).  I made this one with Whisper White and Pool Party Polka Dot paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is very easy to score and put together.  Please note the side of the box in second picture where I used a circle punch and punched half a circle.  This makes it easier to open the box. This will make a very cute gift for a birthday, thinking of you, I'm sorry, just because...just a few ideas to use it for.  I think I got the box measurements from Chic n Scratch but decorated it the way I wanted with what I had.  Please check out this site Chic n Scratch and go to her 3D items on top of page. 
Supplies: Pool Party from Subtles DSP Paper Stack 130135, Whisper White100730, dimensionals 104430, snail adhesive 104332.
Cardstock:  Your choice of color
Bottom - White Cardstock cut at 7 ½ X 4 ¾, Score at 1 ½ on all sides
Top – Whatever DSP you want to use or you could do a solid color and cut the DSP into strips. Top - Cut cardstock of choice at 7 ½ X 4 ¾ and score 1 7/16 on all sides. Measurements for DSP if you decide to make it solid and decorate with DSP.
4 ½ x 1 13/16
4 ½ x 1 ¼ ( cut 2 pcs)
1 ¼ x 1 ¾ (cut 2 pcs)

For Bow punch two ovals 1 ¾ x 7/8 and a strip for the center of the bow.  Cut two strips, one at 4" X 1" and  one at 3 3/4" X 3/4" flag the ends of both strips and glue them in the center only with snail adhesive if you want to curl the ends. Use glue dots for end of ovals and wrap small piece around the middle of ovals. The strips and bow are adhered to box with dimensionals.  Don't forget to leave a comment, I really enjoy them and will answer them back.  

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chic n Clique Sketch

Hi Stampers!  Here's another sketch I did for the bi-weekly Chic n Clique group.  I was never fond of doing cards by sketches until I joined this group.  Always thought about it and liked some I saw but just never made myself do it until now.  It really helps you think about all the paper and stamps you have collected and what you can do with them.You pull out this paper and just look at and say I just can't cut into this one and so on until you find the one that just makes you want to sit down and really use it.  That is what the Sweet Sorbet has done to me.  I am on overload and need to progress to another designer series paper.  I guess that is one of the reasons I am so excited about the new catalog. Stampin' Up is premiering the catalog today in different states.  I wanted to go but it is my husband's birthday and I don't think it would be wise to leave him at home.  After all, he is the one who enables me to do what I do with my stamping! I used Starburst Sayings for the images on the card.  My card base is the basic 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". The layering pieces of Sweet Sorbet is 3 1/16" X 5 3/8". I don't know if you can tell by my picture, but the right side of card has been cut off about 1/2" using the scallop edgelit and then I placed a 1" X 5 1/2" strip of the dotted Sweet Sorbet on the bottom piece edge to highlight the scalloped edge.  For the front I cut a 3/4" X 5 1/2" pieces of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  I wrapped White Bakers Twine around it three times and tied it in the middle hidden by the big circle. Then I stamped the sentiment in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on Whisper White card stock and the other two images were stamped in Pool Party ink on Whisper White card stock.  All the pieces were cut out with the Starburst Framelit dies.  I cut a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock with the same small Starburst die to go in back of the stamped piece at top of card to give it some division. I thought it looked lost when I just put the Pool Party image down.  The little flowers were punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack that is retiring...this makes me sad.  I really liked those little punches.   Hope you like!
Stampin' Up supplies used:  Stamp set: Starburst 133185. Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe 131298, Sweet Sorbet (no longer available), Whisper White 100730. Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe 131176 and Pool Party 126982. Tools and Accessories: Scalloped Edgelit 127019, Starburst Framelit Dies 132967, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 118309 (retiring), Bakers Twine 124262, Rhinestones 119247 these were places on the small Starburst and the flower centers, dimensionals 104430.  For any supplies you might need please feel free to click on the catalog in the sidebar and shop at my online store.  Enjoy!  Please feel free to leave a comment and I will answer you nice though!
Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Floral Frames Wedding Card

Floral Frames Collection is a great set of dies, very versatile.  I saw a card something like this one on Pinterest and decided I could make one for a wedding card.  Changed all colors and sentiment to make this fit my needs for a wedding card. It is getting to be that time of year. All the beautiful brides are getting ready for the big event and you want to be ready, too!  Again, I used my all time favorite DSP-Modern Medley.  For the flower I used Flower Shop, hope it doesn't retire "April 21st from SU.  The base flower is Very Vanilla as is the piece with the sentiment on it.  I used the largest of the Floral Frames for base and the 2nd from largest for the DSP.  To make base just cut a regular base card of  4 1/4" X 5 1/2", then make sure when you put on the die that you put the fold a little ways inside the frame so you will have a fold and run it through your big shot.  The Flower is stamped with Basic Black as is the saying.  The Very Vanilla flag is 5" long and 1" wide. I used scissors to make the flagged ends.  Basic pearl was used for the center of flower.  For the leaves I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits( cut them out in Basic Black and Very Vanilla) and laid them on the banner and put dimensionals on the back of banner and flower.  I made this color combination because a wedding I was to attend used these colors.  Helped me out with my idea!  This type card can be made to fit any occasion.  Stampin' Up supplies used: Stamps: Flower Shop (w) 130939, (c)130942 or as a bundle with punch (w) 132727, (c) 132726, Sweet Essentials 126457. Card stock: Very Vanilla 101650, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper 126926. Ink: Basic Black 126980. Tools and accessories: Big Shot 113439, Floral Frames Collection 127012, Little Leave Sizzlits 114511, Pearls Basic jewels 119247, snail adhesive 104332 and deimensionals 104430.

I just found the paper that had the blog I found the basic idea for this card and I want to give credit to that person.  Gina Wiseman at The Firefly Studio go check her site out it is awesome!  Thanks Gina for sharing your ideas.  Thanks Harriett  A. for loaning  this to me since I didn't save me one.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sassy Salutations......Feel Better!!!!

Card I made
Slight Embellishment Change
I received this card from a fellow demonstrator friend, Wanda W.(blog is Poetic Papery).  She brought it to me at the same time she gave me the Flower Shop card I have already posted.  I just love the Sassy Salutation Font.  It just feels quirky and just makes you smile when you look at it.  We made this card in our April workshop, too. The first card is the sample I made ( same as Wanda W.) for everyone to go by and the second one with the embellishment change was the idea of a group member, Ann G. They were given several extra butterflies and she was sitting there putting her card together and some of the others had finished and we ask her what she was doing.  She told us that since she had an extra butterfly she was going to use it and the second card is how she used it.  It changes the look of the card. Ann is a very artistic person and always takes things to a higher level. We are so thankful she is back with us.  She went through a year of medical issues and is on the road to full recovery.  We used Whisper White for the card base and the layer on the front, too.  The Whisper White layer was done with embossing folder Stylish Stripes (Holiday Mini 2013).  This made it easy to use the Gingham Garden Washi Tape at an angle ( just make sure you leave enough to turn down on back side). The blue checked circle is from the set Kind and Cozy and stamped with Island Indigo Ink,  Punch this circle out with the 2 1/2" circle punch. The Daffodil Delight circle was punched out with the 1 3/4" punch.  Sentiment was stamped using Sassy Salutations and punched out with the Artisan punch. The strip of  Gingham Garden DSP was 3" long and  the ends were flagged using the 1" square punch.  Dimensionals were used  on back of sentiment.  The butterfly was stamped from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and punched out using the Itty Bitty Butterfly punch. A rhinestone was placed at the middle top of the butterfly. Thank goodness for all the punches Stampin' Up has for us to purchase.  Makes card making a dream!
Stampin' Up supplies used:  Stamps: Sassy Salutations 126707, Kind and Cozy 129126, Papillon Potpourri 123759. Cardstock: Gingham Garden DSP 129310, Whisper White 100730, Daffodil Delight 119683. Ink: Melon Mambo 126948, Island Indigo 126986. Tools and accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Tape 129314, Bitty Butterfly punch 129406, Artisan punch 130920, 2 1/2" punch 120906, 1" square punch 124094 (for flag ends), Stylish Stripes embossing folder 132174, rhinestones basics 119246, glue dots 103683, dimensionals 104430.  That's all folks, now take yours to the next level and have fun!!! Remember you can purchase all of these products by clicking on the catalog in the sidebar.  Enjoy!

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscriptions

Pre-Paid My Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions

Starting April 23, 2014 you can order Pre-Paid My Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions!
Just order the subscription length of your choice, and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription on
ItemPaper Pumpkin Prepaid SubscriptionPrice (Shipping Included)
137858 1 month$19.95
137859 3 months$59.85
137860 6 months$113.70 -- save $1 per month
137861 12 months$215.40 -- save $2 per month
How It Works
  1. When your place your order, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to redeem the prepaid subscription.
  2. Go to and enter the redemption code.
  3. Start enjoying your monthly Paper Pumpkin project kit the very next month!
  • It is encouraged to enter your payment information when redeeming the prepaid subscription so you'll get to continue receiving your monthly kit after the prepaid subscription ends. (But you won't have to put in your payment information if you don't want to.)
  • This option IS available to current My Paper Pumpkin Subscribers.
  • Each Paper Pumpkin account can only use one redemption code at a time. For example, if you buy two six-month prepaid subscriptions, you'll enter the first code and then after six months you can enter the second code.
Q: Can a current My Paper Pumpkin subscriber order a prepaid subscription?A: Of course! After they order and enter the code, the prepaid months will be used up before any future shipments are charged. When the prepaid months are over, the subscription will continue and be charged monthly to the credit card on file. Keep in mind that if a current subscriber is already attached to a demonstrator, the existing subscription will remain with the original demonstrator.
Q: Can I buy a prepaid subscription with hostess benefits/stampin' rewards?
A: Yes. A prepaid subscription can be added to either the free or half-priced hostess items.
Q: Can a prepaid subscription be ordered as a gift?A: Yes. Although this isn't officially a gift subscription program, you or your customers can buy a prepaid subscription and give it as a gift. You'd just purchase the prepaid subscription and when you receive the redemption code, share it with the recipient of your choice who can redeem the subscription at One thing to keep in mind is that the redemption codes will not work across borders. (So, someone in Canada could not gift a subscription to someone is the US and vice versa.)
Q: What happens when a prepaid subscription is not redeemed?A: Codes will expire after three years (two years for California residents). At that time they will be turned over as unclaimed property.

You can see what there is to offer for the My Paper Pumpkin by clicking on the image in the sidebar.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

My First Paper Pumpkin Kit and Card!!

Sample in Kit

Card I made
I had wanted to try the Paper Pumpkin Kit for a while and just wouldn't bring myself to sign up for it.  Well, I finally did it last month and got my first one on Friday.  I got the In-Color markers along with the starter kit and I made a "thank you" card for my workshop group from the supplies.  I made it a little differently from the recipe and I like it just fine. I will let you be the judge of how you think it turned out.  Some of my projects don't always turn out when I decide to change things around.  I think I am color challenged.  Well.....anyhoo here is what I got and what I did with what I got!!!! The items on the left is what came in the package and this one is the sample and instructions on what to do with the supplies in your box.  This time I needed a "ThankYou" for my workshop group and  so used the sentiment from Peaceful Petals (mini occasions catalog. I used Basic Gray 126981 ink pad.  I small Basic Gray spot stamping pad comes with the kit.  It was really simple and easy to put together I used a button from Regals Collection (clearance rack) for the center of circle.  Tied a bow using Linen Thread 104199 for the button. I used the speckle stamp that came in the kit to stamp twice down the left side with Basic Gray ink.  Really quick and simple and I really enjoyed making the card.  This is the Paper Pumkin Try It  Kit that is retiring 132600 on the back cover of your annual catalog.  You an try this by the month and do it for several months and cancel at any time.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave me a message.  Love hearing from you.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals

2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations
2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations
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5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria
5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria
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Afternoon Daydream Kit -- Digital Download
Afternoon Daydream Kit - Digital Download
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Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $8.21
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Price: $4.95 $3.71
Naturals Designer Buttons
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Pacific Point 1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
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Flower Shop and Washi Tape

April Workshop Sample
A couple of months ago  I got this card from a friend and have held on to the idea of one day making it or should I say casing it. The only thing I did differently on this card is the sentiment. We did this card in the monthly workshop and everyone really liked it.  We had not used Washi Tape in our workshop before and I wanted to have that experience for me as well as the other stampers.  I think we all passed Washi 101!!! You know how you feel when you are using something you haven't experienced before....a little intimidated...well no more!  On the inside we put a strip of the yellow checked Washi Tape and stamped the flower in yellow on Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the inside. We all enjoyed making this card. The  Flower Shop stamp set is an all time favorite of mine and I hope it does not retire.  Stampin' Up supplies used:  Stamps: Flower Shop 130942, Peaceful Petals 133107 Occasions catalog, Cardstock: Daffodil Delight 119683, Whisper White 100730. Ink: Island Indigo 126986, Melon Mambo 126948, Daffodil Delight 126944. Tools and accessories: Gingham Garden Washi Tape 129314, Pansy Punch 130698, paper snips 103579, paper trimmer 126889, dimensionals 104430.It just looks like spring and I know some of you are really ready for it to be here. I know I am.
Wanda's card
This is the card my friend Wanda W. gave to me and notice the only thing I really changed was the sentiment.  I like them both but I think Wanda's pop's with the way she did her sentiment.  I hope you have as much fun making this card as I did and have fun changing it up.  Thanks Wanda W. for sharing this beautiful card with me.  Wanda is also a fellow SU demonstrator. Check out her blog Poetic Papery.  Leave comments please and let me know what you think about the project, I will answer you back.  Please click on the catalog in the sidebar to shop at my online store.  I will be posting another one with washi tape next week.  Until then.....

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retirement List!!! Stamps and Accessories

I haven't had time to really look over the list, but am excited that we will have some new items coming our way.  I am always sad when some of my favorites go, but I look forward to see what new things will be introduced.  Please read article below.  I don't want you to miss out on the free shipping and retired list.

Retiring Products

Dates: April 21-June 4, 2014 (all items available while supplies last)
We're saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now's a great chance to get your favorite retiring products before they're gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!
Also, make sure to take advantage of FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING from April 21-25.

Remember stamps and accessories are only available while supplies last.  Contact me if you want to order anything that is retiring so you can take advantage of the free shipping or visit my online store by clicking the catalog in the sidebar.

Click here to access retired stamp  list

Click here to access retired accessories list

Happy viewing,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Happy Easter!  This is a card I got from Beth R. in our monthly card swap.   I will try to give you details as I see it and then Beth can straighten me out.  I just love the way Beth stamped the Hardwood Stamp on Crumb Cake card stock with Soft Suede ink and then used the Modern Label punch to make the cross. The bottom layer of the cross is 2 7/8" X 1/2".  She did this by just putting the end of the piece of card stock into the top of the punch and just cutting the ends.  The top piece of cross is cut with the punch regular size.  I know I get wordy trying to describe things, so just be patient with me.  The Crumb Cake card stock was stamped with Soft Suede ink before punching it out.  This is layered on the Very Vanilla card stock with dimensionals.  Then onto Crumb Cake card stock under the Very Vanilla and the base card is Crumb Cake, don't know what was used for the patterned paper. Sentiment is  from Teeny Tiny Wishes and stamped with Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock and  and layered on Daffodil Delight card stock. The oval is sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink.   The flowers on the cross are punched from Boho Blossom punch and the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack of punches.  Card stock for flowers I don't know except for Daffodil Delight and maybe Blushing Bride.  I am sure Beth will let me know if I got it wrong and I will  update the article.  Otherwise, that is all I can tell you and I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I have.

Stampin' Up supplies I am sure about are: Stamps: Hardwood (Occasions mini catalog), (w) 133032 (c)133035, Teeny Tiny Wishes (w)128748 (c)127802. Card stock:  Crumb Cake 120953, Very Vanilla 101650, Daffodil Delight 119683. Ink:  Soft Suede 126978, Crumb Cake 126975. Tools and accessories: Modern Label punch 119849, Boho Blossom punch 119858, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 124094, Scalloped Oval Punch 119856, Large Oval 119855, dimensionals 104430, snail adhesive 104332. A tiny pink brad was used in the center of flowers.

Thanks Beth for letting me share your beautiful card with everyone!

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Graduation Time Cased Card!!!

Yep! everybody it is that time of have to let your high school Seniors go and you parents of the college Seniors know they are embarking on a new life of adulthood.  Well, here is a card to help you celebrate that moment.  Thanks to Dawn Olchefske and her You Tube video! This is an adorable card and very easy to make.  I had been wanting to buy the Bigz L Perfect Pennant die and when I saw this card that was the deciding factor.
She even has a video on how to make the tassel. She truly takes the hassle out of making the tassel!  LOL! Please visit Dawn on her blogspot.  You can change this to any color combination and have a wonderful card.  You will only need the following Stampin' Up supplies:   Stamp set: Sweet Essentials. Card stock:  Basic Black 121045, Whisper White 100730, Ink:  Basic Black 126980, Tools and accessories: Bakers Twine Whisper White 124262 (for tassel), brads 1/8" 122941, the larger brad I used is retired, Perfect Pennants Bigz L die 123126, Big Shot 113439, stripes embossing folder 123128, paper piercing tool 126189, dimenmsionals 104045 these were used for the hat and the sentiment.  For the flag end on the sentiment I used the 1" square 124094. This was a fun and easy card to do and still has a great impact. Tip from Dawn was very useful,  when using embossing folders always add a little extra tape to assure the card stock will stick to the base card.

You will be seeing more graduation cards over the next week.  Hope you have time to make one of these and leave a comment.  Love to read them and I will answer you back.  Thanks Dawn for such a wonderful blog and for sharing.  To purchase the products used in this project please click on the catalog in the sidebar.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Friday, April 18, 2014

FREE SHIPPING: April 21 – April 25

FREE SHIPPING: April 21 – April 25

Whether we are working on building a direct sales business or simply enjoying the incredible discounts as a hobbyist on the products we love, Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get perks in the form of sneak peeks and knowledge of upcoming promotions.  We get the opportunity to purchase Project Life products before customers.  We get to view the Annual Catalog  first in a movie theater launch on Monday, April 28.  We get to order certain items a month before our customers do. We gather in Utah once a year to meet fellow demonstrators that we may have communicated with during the year, and learn lots of new things. It’s a good time to be a demonstrator. There are some things, though, that we don’t get to know until a big announcement is made. We knew something was coming earlier this week when the Project Life collaboration was announced but had way of knowing it was going to be this big.  We  knew there’d be an announcement today but did not know what it was until moments ago. I went on line this morning and saw no new announcements and then went home for lunch and look what happened.

Free shipping on EVERYTHING (excluding expedited orders) from April 21 – April 25!  This will include the retired list that is revealed on the 21st.  This is AMAZING, and I can’t wait to see what you’ll buy starting Monday.  Did I post that  the shipping is FREE?!? Yeah!  Shipping is Free during the days mentioned above. This will be the time for you to get the big items you have been wanting to get and not worry about how much it will cost you to ship.  Whoot! Whoot! Let me hear from you or go to the my sidebar on blog and click on catalog.  I am making a list now and waiting on the retired list.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Box of Chocolates Kisses!

My Workshop Group came today and I wanted to give them a little gift of spring!  Who doesn't like chocolates!  I took the Decorative Window Gift Box wrapped a piece of coordinating card stock around it, glued a Blossom Punch Flower on the strips to hold it together.  Then I cut the flower from the Spiral Flower Originals Die. It is from the Occasions catalog. Rolled the flower and glued it with the multipurpose liquid glue to the punched out flower that I used as my base, added a 1/2" circle to the center to cover any access glue and there you have it.  The box was filled with green grass and lots of chocolate kisses wrapped in the pastel springy colors. Thanks to a wonderful person who shared the idea on a group I belong to, it was topped off with a chocolate kiss in the middle of the flower. Scrumptious!!!!!   I forgot to put leaves on it, boo hoo! That would have really made it pop. The flower die is absolutely one of my most favorite dies. Note:  Don't wrap the flower to tight so you have room in the center to add your chocolate kiss or whatever you decide to use.  Stampin' Up supplies used: Card stock: Daffodil Delight 119683, Pear Pizzazz 131201, Pool Party 122924, Wisteria Wonder 122922, Wild Wasabi 108641. Tools and Accessories: Decorative Window Gift Box 132146, Blossom Punch Flower 125603, Spiral Flower Originals Die 129379 (from Occasions Mini Catalog), 1/2" circle 119869 (for middle of flower), Big Shot Die Cutting machine 113439, Multipurpose liquid glue 110755.

Please feel free to leave me a message and shop at my online store by clicking the catalog in the sidebar. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Weekly Deals
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Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Price: $9.95 $7.46
Anywhere Glue Sticks
Anywhere Glue Sticks
Price: $3.95 $2.96
Floral District Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Floral District Photobook Template - Digital Download
Price: $17.95 $10.77
Natural 5/8 Chevron Ribbon
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Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
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Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel
Outer Space Stampin' Around Jumbo Wheel
Price: $8.50 $6.38
Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $8.21
I may not have loaded this correctly but if you go to my online store you can also see the weekly deals and place an order.  Still in learning mode.  Be patient with me.
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Project Life, New Scrapbooking Product from Stampin' Up!!!!

Big News! Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. 
"Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book."  In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them."  Are you in,  I'm IN!

You will be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1. And with the launch of Stampin' Up!'s new annual catalog on June 2, you'll be able to buy from the complete line of Project Life products!
  • Coordination, coordination, coordination. You know Stampin' Up! does it best, and the Project Life line is no exception. 
  • Our products center on things that matter most-weddings, babies, kids, and the everyday moments of getting together with your favorite people-all things that need to be remembered.
  • Our card collections come without rounded corners so you can decide if you want to keep them that way (and match the corners of your photos as they come) or use our Project Life Corner Punch to round them out. 
  • Our card collections come packaged in an exclusive storage system that holds all your Project Life supplies on your desk: cards, journaling pens, photos, accessory packs, stamp sets, and more.

Happy Stamping and Scrapbooking,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Money Holder!

I saw this money holder on YouTube by Tiffany Pennington and thought it would be a good one for my great nephew.  He will be graduating in May. It feels good to be ahead for a change.  The colors at his school are gray, white and black, but he won't really care what it looks like as long as it has money in it!  LOL!  This was a fun little money holder to do and the Stampin' Up stamp sets made it was very easy to accomplish.
Front of Money Holder
Congratulations on inside of money holder
The first picture is a close up of  the sentiment and the second one shows what I did for the inside flap. You can write a little note and stick in with the money. I really like the way it turned out and the inside flap is cut at an angle so they see the money better.  The money holder is a piece of card stock measuring 8 1/2" X 9 1/4" and is scored at 3 1/4" and 6 1/2" on the 9 1/2" side, turn and score 7 1/2".  The belly band is layered and both pieces measure in length 7 3/8" long. The Smoky Slate card stock is 2" wide and the Basic Black is  1 3/4" wide.  Decorate with your school colors and any thing you have that goes with graduation. Stampin' Up supplies used:  Cardstock: Basic Black 121845, Whisper White 100730 and Smoky Slate 131202. Ink: Staz-on Black 101406. Stamp sets: Pomp and Circumstances (w) 134165 (c) 134168 and Pure Gumption (w) 132067 (c) 126317. Tools and accessories: Stampin' Trimmer 126889, Deco Labels Collections 130102, Paper Snips 103579, Dimensionals  104430, snail adhesive 104332. Please click on the annual catalog in the sidebar for any supplies needed.

Have fun making these, the only thing I cased from Tiffany was the measurements and the way it was cut on inside at an angle.  She did a cute one on You Tube...hope you will visit her video.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chic n Clique Sketch 3

I did this sketch for the Sketch 3 challenge at Chic n Clique.  This forum is led by Angie Kennedy-Juda, please visit her Chic n Scratch blog for more details about joining.  Lots of wonderful things going on at this forum.  This card is easy and very simplistic! I used the Gingham Garden DSP, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo card stock.  The butterflies were punched using SU's butterfly punch, ran the butterflies through an embossing folder to give them a little more character and added some rhinestones. Sentiment came from the hostess set Simply Sketched, the set I like so much.  I love the bright colors of this DSP and it helped me to choose the colors for the butterflies.  I have quite a stash of the Gingham Garden DSP....really don't want to run out any time soon.  

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:
Card stock:  Gingham Garden DSP 129310, Island Indigo 122923, Melon Mambo 115320, Daffodil Delight 119683, Whisper White 100730. Ink: Melon Mambo 126948. Tools and accessories: Oval framelits 129381, Stampin' Trimmer 126889, rhinestones 129324
Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, April 11, 2014

A Card to Share!!!!

Hello everybody...time to share a really pretty swap card I got from Beth Ross a member of my workshop group.  We don't have a name for our group, might need to work on that.  Beth is one of those artistic type people that can just bring any image alive when she colors it in.  I really like this card because she is using one of my favorite hostess stamp sets, Simply Sketched, it has 6 images in this set.  The images are very versatile and you can own by having a $150.00 stamp party or book party.  Check with your local demonstrator or send me an email and I will explain.  As you can see by Beth's card she used the image in 2 ways and just makes a great card.  Sorry if my picture is a little dark, but the sun was not shining for me today and I need to get new light bulbs.  I think you can still see what a beautiful card it is.

 I will list the supplies below for you to make this easy peasy card.  Stampin' Up! supplies:  Stamp Set:  Hostess Simply Sketched (w) 129669 (c) 129672, Cardstock: Whisper White, 100730, Soft Suede 115318, Marina Mist 119682 and Old Olive 100702. Inks: Marina Mist 126962, Old Olive 126953, Soft Suede 126978. Tools:  Embossing Folder Modern Mosaic 129984, Aqua Painter 103954.
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Thanks Beth for allowing me to post your beautiful card!

Happy Stamping everybody,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thinking of you!

Thinking of you is what I do!!! This is a card I did a couple of weeks ago.  Flowered cards are one of my favorite types of cards.  Fabulous Florets is an all time favorite set of stamps, but with the Occasions Catalog coming out I almost forgot about it.  I found this card in my stash and wanted to share it.

Since blogging is new to me I hope you will be patient as I learn how to do things.  It is trial and error for me because I am no computer expert.  I know that some of you out there will have sympathy for me and have walked in my shoes before.  Thanks for being patient with me.

Not a very good picture it was raining and I just couldn't get it to come in well.  I think you can still see it okay and elements used.  It is Night of Navy card stock with a strip of Old Olive and navy ribbon.  I stamped 3 flowers in Night of Navy and leaves from Old Olive and used a Martha Stewart fern punch.  For the butterflies I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. Old Olive cardstock was used to cut the longer leaves.  For that I used the Little Leaves Sizzlits.  Pearls were used for the center of each flower.  The edging on the Whisper White was made using the Scallop Trim Border punch.  The circles were cut from the Circles Collections Dies. Before taking the white circle out of the die I sponged it with Old Olive ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy.

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets (W) 128574 (C) 123027, Sentiment from retired set called Sincere Salutations Cardstock: Old Olive 100702, Night of Navy 100867, Whisper White 100730, Ink: Night of Navy 126970, Old Olive 126953, Tools and Accessories:  Sizzlits Little Leaves 114511, Beautiful Wings Embosslits 118138, Circles Collection Dies 130911, Scallop Trim Border 118402, Dimensionals 104430. snail adhesive 104332, paper snips 103579, pearls 119247. Non SU product: 1/8" Navy ribbon, and fern punch from Martha Stewart collection.  To purchase supplies please click on the catalog in my sidebar.

Happy Stamping!
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Monday, April 7, 2014

Blessed Easter

Easter is not to far away!  I love this little stamp and wanted to do something with it.  I had a few remnants of the Sweet Sorbet in my work area and decided to see what I could do.  Might not be the best, but I like it.  Most people are cutting the saying off the flower part.  I didn't think about that so this is what it looks like stamping it all together, but I do wish I had thought of it before I stuck it down.  Oh well! I am on a learning curve when it comes to some of the things you can do with these stamps.  This is a very simple card and I hope you like it.  I used the aqua painter and some of the markers to color in the flowers. I used the markers to shade in and make some spots darker. This stamp only comes in wood mount.  I think I am going to need to invest in a better camera.  I hope Santa will visit me earlier this year than he usually does.  I wanted to put a bow or ribbon on it but couldn't decide on what color so I just didn't put any embellishment on it.
Simple and Quick
Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamp: Blessed Easter (wood mount only) 133212. Paper:  Whisper White card stock 100730, Basic Black 121045, Sweet Sorbet DSP (sale-a-bration has ended).
Ink: Black Staz-on 101406, Pool Party126982, Calypso Coral 126983, Daffodil Delight 126948, Wild Wasabi 126959.
Tools: Scalloped Edge Border punch 119882, Paper Trimmer 126889.
This is a regular A2 card. Measurements 51/2" X 4 1/4" for base card.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Card- in- a- Box!!

Retro Fresh Designer Paper

This is the first card-in-a-box that I have made and I really didn't think I would ever make one.  They looked impressive and hard to do on all the sites I viewed (and there are many wonderful sites to view).  I thought Wow! these women are great to be able to do something so hard.  Well....Angie at Chic n Scratch made me see the light.  I watched her video and thought surely I can do this.  So, I listened and watched and then I said, Yes I can! and here it is.  I amazed myself and think I did a pretty could job.  I have listed her site at the bottom of the supply list that will take you right to the project.  She has over 500 video's for you to watch and projects to make.  If you lose your MOJO go to her site and  the projects on there will get your motor running again.  Get your supplies ready and go on over to her sight and watch the video. You will be able to create the same Card-in-a- box.  Can you tell I just love this site and everything about it.  Have Fun!
Stampin' Up! supplies:  Stamps:  Another Great Year 133038(w) 133041(c), Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802(c) Ink:  121174 Baked Brown Sugar, 126978 Soft Suede, 131263 Subtles Collection Markers (So Saffron & Calypso Coral), 131260 Coast Cabana (In Color Collection) Card Stock:  132993 Retro Fresh DSP, 131297 Coastal Cabana, 101650 Very Vanilla, 131296 Baked Brown Sugar, 122925 Calypso Coral  Accessories:   114323 Window Sheets, 127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 119246 Rhinestones, 104199 Linen Thread, 119861 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 119860 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 119854 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 103683 Glue Dots, 104294 Sticky Strip, 126189 Paper Piercer, 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer, 101610 Sponge, 104430 Dimensionals, 113439 Big Shot, 130658 Magnetic Platform

Please visit the Chicnscratch site to view the video and all the wonderful projects Angie has on her site.   See more at:

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Playing along on Chic n Clique Sketch 2

This is the second sketch I have done for the Chic n Clique Forum.  I love the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper.  So many colors go with this paper.  This was a free paper from Sale-a-bration which ended March 31st so, I hope you all were able to stash some of it.  I got several packs to stash away for another day!! I thought it would look good with the Basic Black paper to make it pop!!  I really like that Stampin' Up has so many punches to choose from.  This makes cards fairly quick and easy to produce.  I have just started doing sketches and have really enjoyed playing around with them.

This is a regular A2 card

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe 130021, Basic Black 121045, Sweet Sorbet (from Sale-a-bration and it has ended)
Ink: Staz-on Black (permanent)
Embellishments: Groovy Guava ribbon (retired), white candy dots from Neutrals Collection 130934.
Tools: Scallop Edge Border 119882, 1 3/4" Scallop circle punch 118874, Apothecary Accents framelit 127003. Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes 127802.

Thanks for visiting my blog and come again. Don't forget to leave a comment. I love reading them.

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Feel Better

Feel Better from Sassy Salutations
This card would make me feel better if I received about you! That is the way I felt when I saw it on Stampin Pretty,  Mary Fish's delightful blog.  It just made me feel so happy when I saw it and I just had to make one to send to a friend of mine that has being going through some serious medical problems.  So, I thought if anyone missed it on her blog you might see it on mine.  I love polka dots and I think they have a tendency to make you feel better when you use them on a card. Calypso Coral card stock is just the right color to pick you up alone with the Polka dotted paper from the Etcetera Designer series paper.  On the circle with the sentiment is flowers punched with the Itty Bitty punch Pack with the small brads for the center.

Supplies used  Etcetera Designer series paper 130129, Calypso Coral card stock 122925 and Whisper White 100730.  Ink: Calypso Coral 126983 and Calypso Coral Chevron ribbon 130018. Embellishments: Itty Bitty Punch Pack 118309, 1/8" mini brads 122941 page 170 of annual catalog. Stamp set: Sassy Salutations 126707.  

Hope you like and will make you some.  Visit my online store.  Click on picture of catalog in the side bar. Thanks for looking and come again!

Happy Stamping,
Johnnie Sexton, Stampin' Up Demonstrator