Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Baby Shower Gifts

I gave all of my co-workers the cute little nugget trays for one of their Christmas treats... my friend Ami loved them so much she asked if I would make her 50 for her upcoming Baby Shower.  I was so excited to help her out!  This is a preview of the real thing.  Ami and I will be assembling these cute little treats together on Friday.  I made a few examples to show her and here they are:

I will update this post later to include the supplies I used!  :)  Her colors are green and yellow since she is not finding out the sex of the baby (although I personally think she is having a girl!!!  LOL).  I love the little turtle tag!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Easy Events Made Easier

Well... I have put away my Christmas stamps (mostly) and pulled out my supplies I need for my January class.  I will be using Easy Events to launch the Sale-a-bration (SAB) kick-off.  SAB is an awesome offer from Stampin' Up! to earn free stamp sets, accessories, etc... FREE with every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).  

Easy Events is my new favorite stamp set.  It is a set of 8 stamps for every event.  Birthday, baby, wedding, thank you, belated birthday, Christmas, and two all-occasion stamps.  A lot of people are hesitate to start stamping because of the cost.  This stamp set makes it easy to prove them wrong!  I made 8 cards, using two different color families of card stock, 5 markers, one ink pad and the FREE SAB ribbon and brads.

Class Details:  January 16th at 10am OR January 27th at 4:30pm  
$20 includes all supplies EXCEPT adhesive!
Receive $10 credit toward any SU! purchase when you spend $25

Supplies used:
2011-2013 In-color Card Stock Pack #119797  $6.95
Brights Color Card Stock Pack #119706  $6.95
Early Expresso Classic Ink Pad #119670  $5.95
2011-2013 In-color Stampin' Write Markers #119801  $14.95
Easy Events Clear Stamp Set #123225  $24.95
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack SAB  $FREE

TOTAL:  $59.75 plus tax and shipping
*If you don't already have a clear block, you will need block B to use the clear set.  It is $5.95.*

*** I also used Whisper White Card Stock and Snail to adhere everything.***

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Blog Hop

My Favorite time of the year...
Christmas is my favorite time of the year... from the music to the colors to the decorations to the shopping.  I love everything about it!  I have several projects for this blog hop but wanted to post something for the morning.  I will post more this afternoon after work (4pm EST).  

Christmas Tri-fold Tree

This tree card is so easy to make and it's fun because it is 3-d.  

Stamps: Pennant Parade and Petite Pairs
Ink: Garden Green and Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green and DSP
Lace Ribbon Border, Oval Punch and Pennant Punch


1. Shellie Hepner Grindy
3. Pam Steckman  <---- You are here
5. Anji Pearson-Clements
6. Rose Villarreal Castillo
9. Jenn Van Wart
11. Erin Hindman

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 7 -12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Glittery Stocking

This card is so easy I can't even believe it!  The simple "double" layering of the Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler, a small bit of ribbon and twine and the "petite" Merry Christmas... just make this card perfect!  The Embossing on the layering and on the stocking really give this card the "edge" it needs!

Stamps: Stitched Stockings and Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
DSP: Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: White Bakers Twine and Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots 
Embossing Folders: Petals-a-Plenty and Snow Burst
Punch: Stocking Builder 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 6- 12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Simple Scraps Santa

Today I was in a hurry so I copied another card from Joy Eubanks.  (This is one of the perks of being a demonstrator!  We get exclusive access to Stampin' Connection where demos from all over the world post their creations all in one place!!!)  This card is so easy it doesn't require stamps on the outside.  I called a "scraps" Santa because I used a bunch of scraps in my scrap bin.  


Paper:  Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Naturals White
DSP: Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches: Scallop Edge Border and Dotted Lace Ribbon Border 
Embossing Folder: Perfect Polka-Dots

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 5 - 12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Keeping it Simple with Tree Trimmings

Today's card is a copy of one I saw on our Demonstrator Website by Joy Eubanks.  I like the simplicity of this card and again, it took me less than 15 minutes to create it.  This cards only requires the stamps, ink, paper, one punch and some rhinestones.  EASY!   Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Tree Trimmings and Curly Cute
Ink:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand
Punch: Scallop Edge Border

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 4- 12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

This card is not as easy as the first 3, however it is quite simple considering there is not any difficult technique.  I posted both variations of the same card, I prefer the one with the White Satin Ribbon, which do you prefer?  Post your comments and give me some feedback.  This card was inspired by: Antoinette Bay, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Stamps:  Word Play
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Naturals White, Real Red
DSP: Holly Berry Bouquet
Ink:  Soft Suede and Real Red
Ribbon:  Whisper White Satin or Real Red Grosgrain
Punches: Scallop Trim Border and Ornament
Embossing Folder: Petals-a-Plenty

Happy Stampin'!  Pam

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 3 - 12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Snow Swirled Fun

At times I do miss living in Michigan, where the holiday brings at least a snow-flurry or if you're lucky, a snow day.  This card brings back those snow memories.  I used traditional "Christmas colors" with a bit of Marina Mist in the mix.  I really think the scallop dots ribbon coordinates nicely with this card.  The best part of this card: I made two in less than 20 minutes.  This card could be easily duplicated as your card of the year!  I used one stamp set, one punch (my favorite punch btw) and only 3 ink colors.  

Set: Snow Swirled
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Old Olive
Paper:  Naturals White, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon: Marina Mist Scallop Dots
Decorative Label Punch

Happy Stampin' from the sunshine state!  Pam

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 2 - 12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Today's card is the results of a a lot of scrap pieces.  I combined my new tool (The Big Shot) with two very festive ribbons and the Bells and Boughs stamp set.  This card takes less than 15 minutes to make so it is easy to duplicate if you want to make a lot of them!  

 Doesn't the Lattice die really make this card beautiful?  It is as easy as 1-2-3 with the Big Shot!

The sentiment is pretty, yet leaves room for a special message to the person receiving the card!

Big Shot and dies: Lattice and Ovals
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin and Victoria
Button:  Cherry Cobbler (in the Regals Button family)
Accessories:  Hemp Twine and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker
Stamp Set:  Bells and Boughs

Friday, November 25, 2011

12 Days of KISS Christmas Cards

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I'd like to introduce my favorite holiday of the year... Christmas!  :)  I have been making sets of two cards every day over holiday break.  You may ask yourself, why sets of two?  Well, I get bored making the same cards over and over again.  My creative energy won't allow that.  SO... I make two of each card.  When you cut a sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock in half it becomes the perfect size for mailing a card!

Every day for the next 12 days I will be featuring a different Christmas card.  Most of these cards are easy to copy, so feel free to copy away!!  PS:  KISS stands for Keep it Simple Stupid!  I am a definitely stupid when it comes to trying to add too much to a card!  So I am KISSing it this holiday season!  Happy Stamping!

 I love the front of this card.  Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi coordinate perfectly and create just the right color splash for this card!

The inside of the card is simple yet fun!  The sentiment is off-center with the Wild Wasabi trim to match the front.

Card Supplies:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler and VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Rhinestones and Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder
Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Boho Blossoms 
Cherry Cobbler Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp Sets: Word Play and Snow Swirled
Marker: Stampin' Write Wild Wasabi

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All Things Stampin' Up! November Blog Hop

Welcome to our FIRST Blog Hop!
I am stop #4 on the Blog hop.  There are 12 stampers featuring their work.  Because this is the first month, some of the ladies will not be posting projects until December 6th (our Blog Hop #2).  I love to read your thought, so please leave me a comment!!  :)

My Give Thanks Project:
When I think of Thanksgiving or Fall, I think of cool, crisp colors.  Fall reminds me of football season back in my hometown of Richmond, Michigan.  Since moving to Florida 8 years ago, I "miss" the fall season!  This card reminds me of walking outside, seeing the leaves change color and fall to the ground, crunching under my feet.  This card captures that beauty.

I used 3 of my new SU! purchases in this card.  I just love the Hello, Doily stamp and I feel like it fits this card well.  It provides the "pretty" for a background to the leaves.  This stamp is so versatile and I promised myself I would use it for each holiday card I make!  The antique brad really sets off the center of the doily and the Spice Cake DSP just gives the card a "Fall" feel.

Supplies Needed:
Stamps: Hand-Penned Holidays, Hello, Doily and Gently Falling
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Spice Cake
Ink:  Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, More Mustard, River Rock, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Antique Brads
Ribbon:  Pool Party3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon


2. Shellie Hepner Grindy
4. Pam Steckman  <---- You are here
6. Anji Pearson-Clements
7. Rose Villarreal Castillo
10. Jenn Van Wart
12. Erin Hindman

Monday, November 21, 2011

Easy Give Thanks cards

My parents just moved from MI to FL and my mom needed some Thanksgiving and Thank you notes.  Instead of letting her go to a local store, I told her I'd make them for her.  What was the only problem?  I had to make them today.  So I pulled out my most favorite DSP (designer series paper) and my new favorite stamp and got to work.  It took me about 30 minutes to make 6 cards!  (I cut everything and then assembled using Sticky Strip.)  Sunny Stamping!  Pam

Top Card: 
Stamps: Hand-Penned Holidays 
Ink: River Rock
DSP:  Spice Cake
Card Stock: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Victoria Crochet Trim and Antique Brad

Bottom Card:
Stamps: Hand Penned Holidays and Triple Treat Flower
Ink:  More Mustard, Pool Party and Early Expresso
DSP:  Spice Cake
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Early Expresso and Pool Party
Accessories: Antique Brad
Punches: 2 3/8 Scalloped Circle and Fancy Flower

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stitched Stockings

Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White Card Stock
Stitched Stockings Stamp Set and punch
Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink
Frostwood Lodge DSP

Tuesday, November 1, 2011