Monday, April 25, 2011


Hello everyone!!! This is Janis blogging again for Upsy Daisy. The gals this month has spring in mind, so I thought of showcasing UDD's Luscious Leaves Clear Stamps.

These stamps can be used not only as leaves but also as flowers!!! Check out my first layout below:

UDD Products Used: Papers: #UD0164. Caresse, #UDD0168. Ella Bella, #UDD0170. Lily Lou, #UDD0172. Princess Abbie, #UDD0137. Scrumptious, #UDD0135. Sprinkles, #UDD0134. Delicious, #UDD0130. Stillness, #UDD0131. Harmony, #BLO011. Awakening, #BLO012. Freshly Picked, #WP014. Magnificent, Clear Stamps: #UDD0106. Floral Flourishes, #UDD0109. Luscious Leaves, #UDD0108. Lovely Lines, Brads: #EMB006. New Day.

Stamped my leaves (used 2 different ink colors) and topped with Stickles for added glitter!!!

I love how my flowers turned out!!! I just stamped and cut out the images and formed it in a circle flower. Easy peasy. ;o)

Here's my second layout: If you think that my flowers look familiar, it's because they're actually recycled out of the altered brad holders that you can see HERE.

UDD Products Used: Papers: #BLO011. Awakening, #BLO012. Freshly Picked, #BLO016. Spring is in the Air, #BLO015. Spring Breeze, #UDD0171. Miss Brin, #UDD173. Sophie Love, Stamps: #UDD0109. Luscious Leaves, Brads: #EMB007. Walk in the Park.

I think I have trained my kids not to cause major damage on the packaging of treat holders that I give them!!! LOL!!!

More leaves - - I say these clear stamps are must-haves!!!!

Have fun creating!!! Thanks for looking everyone!!!


P.S. I rarely mix and match collections as most of the time, I want to showcase what can be done with that line - - but in these layouts, I had a blast mixing a lot of papers from different lines!!! This just shows how versatile UDD papers are!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

For you treat container PLUS a challenge

Hi all!

I'm so excited to be the person to share with you a challenge for this month.

But before that let me share with you a project I made using some fun Upsy Daisy Designs products....

For You Treat Container

I recycled a scrapbook product packaging and turned it into a candy container. This package used to hold chipboard alphabets. I covered the back (where the manufacturer info were) with pattern paper from the Cupcake line and made a paper wrap that went all the way around the project using cardstock, more papers and ric rac.

To cover the part where you can hang up your box with, I punched out more papers with my 1/2" circle puncher, adhered a whole row of it and then added some stamped flowers from the Girlfriends stamp set. I also finished it off with brads from the Blossom pack and pearls (from my own stash

I used the big circle stamp from the Girlfriends stamp set to create my title block and then added some letter rubons. I added more flower stamps on this too.

a side view of the project.

So now that I've shown you what I did....I "challenge" you to do the same.....repurpose a scrapbook packaging into something new! Don't limit yourself to using just the packaging, you can cut it up and use parts or all of it into a layout or card.

So what are you waiting for? Go start rummaging and if you happen to play along make sure you post your projects so we can leave some love on it. :)

Till next time,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mother's Day

Here in the UK we celebrated Mother's Day yesterday - I will never understand why it has to be on different days across the globe, but there you go. 

Just for fun here is a list of the different countries across the globe and when they celebrate Mother's Day (I am not sure why the UK is listed as 14 March on there may be a few other  anomalies):
  • February 13 - Norway
  • March 3 - Georgia
  • March 8 - Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Laos, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine.
  • March 14 - Ireland, Nigeria, United Kingdom
  • March 21 (first day of spring) - Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
  • March 25 - Slovenia 
  • April 7 - Armenia
  • May 1 (first Sunday in May) - Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain
  • May 8 - Albania, South Korea (Parents' Day)
  • May 10 - El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
  • May 8 - Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • May 26 - Poland
  • May 27 - Bolivia
  • May 29 (last Sunday in May) - Algeria, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia, France (France is the last Sunday in May except if it coincides with Pentecost day (50th day after lent), in which case it is shifted to the first Sunday in June)
  • May 30 - Nicaragua
  • June 12 (second Sunday in June) - Luxembourg
  • June 26 (last Sunday in June) - Kenya
  • August 12 - Thailand (Queen Sirikit Kitiyakara's birthday)
  • August 15 - Costa Rica, Antwerp (Belgium)
  • October 10 (second Monday in October) - Malawi
  • October 14 - Belarus
  • October 16 (third Sunday in October) - Argentina
  • December 8 - Panama
  • December 22 - Indonesia
(list source: MothersDayCentral)

So,do you still have Mother's Day to look forward to? If you still look for inspiration for a card, here is one that I created this year using the following papers from the BLOSSOM line

#BLO012. Freshly Picked

#BLO013. Orchard

Additionally, I used a circle punch and punched out ten circles of the same size taking a sheet from the CUPCAKE line

#UDD0136. Sweet

Alternating the two sides of the paper, I arranged five circles on top of each other, pierced a brad through the middle and crunched each circle edge close together - to create wee flowers.

Using the #UDD124. Classy Brown - Alpha (8x8) Rub Ons for the sentiment, here is my Mother's Day card for 2011
And as I still had the above papers on my desk, I created a Happy Birthday card to go with it, but this time using the #UDD190. Sweet Celebrations Rub Ons for the sentiment