Saturday, January 31, 2009

Scallop Envelope box and 3x3 notes class AVAILABLE NOW

*****Round 2 available only with Raspberry Tart DSP pre-register until May 2nd*****
I am happy to offer another class.
(as well only class planner is available)
in order to save trees 7 pages of color instructions will be emailed to you, instead of printing them out
Just a little reminder SALE-A-BRATION starts in several hours, check out my SAB special (free shipping on orders over $50 (before tax), you can email me your order even now, if you wish)
email me your SAB order at : ilina.crouse@gmail.comThis time it's a box made of scalloped enveloped and five 3x3 cards including five whisper white envelopes.
In the picture I have the option of the Raspberry Tart designers paper, however I have limited quantities of kits with different designer papers, or if you don't see the one you like on the list contact me, and I may be able to make you a custom class :)
So, what would you receive in this class (you have 4 options)

OPTION 1: Just the class : $18
precut cardstock and designers paper to asemble the cards and the box
precut ribbon
five whisper white matching envelopes
instructions how to put together the project
Shipping is included in the prize

note: the patterned paper may not be exactly as on the picture since there are 12 designs in a pack, but it's the same designers paper (Rasberry Tart)

OPTION 2: Class including Sweet Stems stamp set : $32
includes: everything from option 1 plus the stamp set

OPTION 3: Class including the Scallop Evvelope Sizzix Die : $37
includes: everything from option 1 plus the scallop envelope die

OPTION 4: I want it all :$55
includes: option 1 plus the die and the stamp set


If you purchase more than 1 kit, and wish to be mailed together, I will send you back refund for doubled/tripled etc. shipping right away.

Another options of colors/patterned paper are:
  • Candy Lane (colors are: riding hood red, pink pirouette and close to cocoa),
  • Haiku (colors: old olive, more mustard, really rust),
  • Maine Blueberry( colores are: not quite navy, bashful blue, old olive),
  • Hawaian Papaya ( colors are: tangerine tango, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss)

Simple Birthday Card

The Flower tote class is officially closed.
Thank you ALL who registered!!!
Supplies will ship at the end of the next week or beginning of the following week (7-10th February). So watch out your emails for updates.
As well I have new class coming out by the end of today or sometime tomorrow.
As well SALE-A-BRATION starts tomorrow. I can't wait!

Here is a simple card I made using the Unity Stamps kit "Flirty Flowers". It's ONE layer card, which is not very common for me, but I DO like how it came out. Scroll down for list of suppllies.
stamps: Flirty Flowers
ink: lavander lace, pretty in pink, stampin' write markers in old olive, lavander lace, pretty in pink and bashful blue
paper: PTI white
other: rectangular nestabilities, rhinestones

ENJOY and come back later for more inspirations :)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fairy Lily and few reminders

First just a few reminders:

FLOWER TOTE CLASS - registration closes on the 31st at noon EST (about 12 hrs from now)

SELE-A-BRATION special February 1st-28th (free shipping on orders over $50). If you like you can email me your orders even now and they will be placed on the 1st. ( email me at:, you can pay through pay pal, credit card, money order or check. Checks(orders will be placed when checks clear).To receive free shipping you NEED to email me your order.

STAMP CLUB 6-6-25 - 6 people-6 months- $25 a month (6-6-25) We need 6 people for it.


Now onto the card, I made this one on Wednesday, I haven't made anything since I injured myself, and thanks goodness for notebook PC's otherwise I would have been so bored, as I should not move and need to keep my leg straigh and elevated. Grrrr....and there is so much pain. Anyway... i really like this Lily image, as a fairy. I put on the bottom my swatch of which colors I used. I tried to match it with the patterned paper which is Basic Grey. I added shimmerz on the wings. Scroll down for complete list of supplies.

stamps: Stampin' Up! Warm Words, Rachelle Anne Miller Fairy Lily
ink: Momento in Tuxedo Black
paper: Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, PTI white
other: half back pearls, shimmerz (angels wings), copic markers, flower trio SU punch, MS butterfly punch, rectangle classic and scalloped nestabilities, scalloped edge punch, poly twill old olive ribbon.

ENJOY and I will be back tomorrow

Stamp Club

I am excited to announce that I am offering a Stamp Club.
It will run for 6 months and with 6 members.
Each member will need to place an order of $25 each month and each member will take their turn of being a hostess for the month (i.e. receive hostess benefits)
You can chose to pick up your order (if you are in Philly area) or I could mail it to you (you'll need to pay for the shipping)
In addition, with each's month order you will receive supplies for 2 projects to make, whether a card, scrapbook page or a 3-D item with complete instructions.

I will be accepting sign-ups until February 15th. The club will happen if we get 6 people, or 5 willing to go for 5 months for $30 per month.

If interested please email me at : or leave me a comment here (make sure you put in your email address or other contact so I have way of communicating with you)

The payments will be due to the 25th of each month. If you are sending check please make it earlier, so there is time to clear.

Ballet Sophie and Last Chance to Sign up for Flower Tote class

Before I go onto the card I just wanted to put in a quick reminder that the registration for the FLOWER TOTE CLASS is closing in less then 24 hours (January 31st at NOON EST). So if you want to purchase this class hurry up and register before the deadline :)
Yesterday I spent pretty much whole afternoon at the hospital. The doctor thinks there are no broken bones, which is good, but I need to rest and keep my leg elevated. My knee looks nasty, all bruised up and swollen and it hurts. They gave me some horse pain killers. There is still no call from the hospital, so I am hoping that my XRays were normal.
The bummer is that I can't really create anything. I can't really sit on my chair and have my leg straight out...hmmm...I could maybe figure out something, if I am not in too much pain.
Ok, now onto the card.
I made this card for today's Hanna Stamp! challenge, which was my turn to host. It was a sketch challenge:
And here is the card I came up with.I used Ballet Sophie for this card, and the sentiment if from the SU! set Family Phrases. Scroll down for complete list of supplies.

stamps: Ballet Sophie from Hanna Stamps, SU! family phrases
ink: momento in tuxedo black
paper: sahara sand, pink pirouette, PTI white, riding hood red, candy lane dsp
other: MS hydrangea punch, half back pearls, copics, nestabilities

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Love you Much

*Oh stink, I did get ready for school, but didn't quite make it even to the bus stop, on front of the church across my house, I slip and fell and injured my knee. Going to the hospital in a bit- will keep you posted*

Here is a card I made last night, it's for my hubby for Valentine's day. On Saturday evening we were making cards, and he made one for me for Valentine's. I don't know why but I wasn't able to make even one card. I just colored an image, while he made a whole card!!!! I will share his soon, I got his permission :D He did pretty well, he even used the cuttlebug without any help!!! Now I need to get to school!
Scroll down for complete list of supplies
REMINDER: there are couple more days left to register for the Flower tote class
the registration ends on Saturday at NOON!

stamps: Family Phrases, Happy Hearts (retired)
ink: glue pad, riding hood red
paper: very vanilla, shimmery vanilla, candy lane dsp, riding hood red, pink pirouette
other: red glitter, button, pretties, nestabilities, linen thread

ENJOY and check back tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sending Happy Thoughts

Finally last night made few cards. Here is one of them. I used 3 stamp sets to get the look I wanted. I used "Itty Bitty Buds" which is level 2 hostess set, I used level 2 hostess set "In the Spotlight" which is now retired, and the stamp set from Simply Sent Kit " Sending Happy Thoughts". I tried to make a simpler card, but it still took me at least an hour. I just realized I forgot to put my watermark on the picture, oh well, I will try editing it later and change the picture. But here it's for now.
Now onto the award:I received this award from KellyJean, check out her blog :Dancing with Stamps . And I need to pass it to seven other people. So here they are :) Check out their blogs, all of them are wonderful stampers and are inspiration to me.

Now onto the supplies for the card:

stamps: In the spotlight, Itty Bitty buds, Sending Happy Thoughts
ink: old olive, basic black, versamark
paper: basic black, whisper white, tempting turquroise, old olive, summer sun, pumpkin pie
other: daisy punch, 1/2 and 1/4 cisrcle punches, dimensionals

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lily and friends

Here is a card I made last week (I think), I used Rachelle Anne Miller's stamp Lily and Friends. I will post more details soon, my class is starting right now.
Just a reminder that the pre-registration for the class Flower Tote ends on Saturday and there are still spots left for it.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Love you Much

On Saturday morning my friend came over my place and we made some Valentine Day cards and little boxes to hold candy for the people in our bible talk. I am sorry that the pictures are blurry. We used the Love you Much bundle as well a Unity Stamps stamp for the sentiment on the boxes. I will try to post supplies later, I have two papers to write and I got the flu (AGAIN!!! yikes) and I feel like bus run over me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Creative Mess ( I Mean Space)

So here it is, how organized (read un-organized) is my crafting space, and I feel like I am running out of space. This are my Ikea rods that hold my SU! punches, I need to get couple more so I can put my my non-SU punches up to.stacking bins on my desk, they hold adhesive, dea drops, refills, sponges, and what not.
copic markers, non SU! stamps, baby wipes which I use for cleaning my stamps, prismacolor markers, MS punches, SU markers etc.

Su! inkpads and embelishments, glitter classy brass, etc. And of course stamps (non- retired)
a bin full of scrap paper (cardstock and patterned paper)
stamps, cuttlebug, wheels, Big SHot, yeah they are on the floor. I love working on the floor!!! as weird it may sound, I love sitting down on the floor.
CB dies and embossing folders, SIzzix dies, nestabilities
ribbon baskets and more current SU! stamp sets
paper and fabric flowers, buttons (jars) and ribbon
opened packs of cardstock and more ribbon
unopened packs of cs and more current stamps
retired stamps
MORE ribbon!
12x12 drawers under my desk, they hold punches, dsp, 12x12 cardstock and what not

on the shelf in my closet: some retired and non SU! paper

and my paper trimmers, yes, they are on the floor too, I always cut on the floor!

So that is my messy space in a nutshell!
I have couple projects to share, I just need to edit my pics. So check back again :)

Friday, January 23, 2009


As most of you know Sale-A-Bration starts on February 1st. You can check this years brochure HERE or you can look on my side bar. :)
For every purchase of $50 (before taxes and shipping) you get a free set (or ribbon or paper) from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.
If you host a workshop or place an order of $300 you receive as well a free set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.

To sweeten up the deal I am offering a special from February 1st until February 28th(midnight), and that is FREE SHIPPING on any order of $50 or more. You will need to email me your order in order to receive this special. (
In case you place your order through my website, you will pay for the shipping, as soon as you have placed and paid for your order I will REFUND your shipping, either through pay pal, or if you don't have pay pal, I will send you a check or money order. You will need to email me your pay pal address or your home address in that case.
If you place order through my website you will receive a free catalog too.

And that is not all

LEVEL 1 HOSTESS PRINT PACKS FROM LAST YEAR'S CATALOG(real red, apricot appeal, wild wasabi, pretty in pink, bashful blue)

New Year's Resolutions?

I think I stopped making new year's resolution while ago. I know every year I say I will start working out, sometimes that doesn't start until the spring, sometimes I start right away and then something happens and I need to stop. So why in the world bother with resolutions? LoL. I used to write a list of my resolutions, and then I would forget all about them 1 month later, and look at the list at the end of the year, and most things I have accomplished. Isn't that funny?
So, no, I am not making any New Year's Resolutions, I make resolutions through out the year, but not for New Year. And since New Year is in winter and it makes it even harder, cause you don't want to do anything during winter (especially where winters are cold like in Philly), so I just want to curl up in my corner and stay warm during winter :D
Anyway, here is another Aerobic Riley :) from Hanna Stamps .
Oh yeah, we will have new release on February 5th, so watch out in about 10 days we'll have some sneak peaks. You will love the new sets....Ain't I a teaser :PSUPPLIES:
stamps: Aerobic Riley
ink: momento in tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: chocolate chip, tangerine tango, soft sky, ski slope dsp
other: orange and white brads, Tangerine Tango stripped ribbon, nestabilities, paper piercing tool, mat pack
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