Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whirl-a-Round 3x3 Desk Caddy Version # 2 and Blog Candy!

Lots of good things to post today!  I am so delighted to have been asked to design for the next round of UStamp.  If you have not heard, it features the Big Shot this session!  All the info can be found HERE or by clicking on the button below.

To celebrate I will be giving away TWO FREE PASSES.  To be entered in the random drawing to win just comment on any post between now and April 29.  You can leave a comment on each post between now and that date.  For each comment I will enter your name in the drawing.  Winners will be announced April 30 and you MUST contact me by May 1.  UStamp is so much fun if you have tried it you are in for a lovely surprise.  I have meet the most delightful stampers world-wide as a result.   So leave your comments everyone - the fun has begun!

This is a project I created for a past UStamp session to give you an idea of what you might see:

Isn't the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper is beautiful!  I used it to re-create my Whirl-A-Round desk caddy project.  (You can see the original set HERE.)  

The variations in the Kaleidoscope paper were fun to work with - very bold and bright.   I wanted to use the Very Thankful stamp set and was delighted to see how the different paper patterns worked with the diverse stamps of this set.  

I added confetti hearts to the treat cups.
Thanks to Felicity Fernandez for the idea of putting an empty ribbon spool underneath to make it turn easily. 
It has room for LOTS of cards plus envelopes.

Check out this yummy paper.  Elegant swirls for the peacock:
Spots for the turtle:
Stripes for the boy:
And geometric for the circular design:
Supplies for Caddy: Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.   Punches: Full Heart.  Accessories: Heart Treat Cups. Adhesive: Snail, Sticky Strip.  Other: cardboard backing from Designer Series Paper, empty ribbon spool, purchased confetti and RSVP pen.

Supplies for cards: Stamps: Very Thankful.  Paper: Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Brilliant Blue cardstock.  Ink: Jet Black Staz-on.  Stampin’ Write Markers: Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, Gable Green, Brilliant Blue.  Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals


  1. Thanks for sharing! I sure hope I posted in the right place to WIN!


  2. That is AWESOME very creative, and inspiring. :O)

  3. Wow this is a great project. You did an amazing job. Mary

  4. Oh my gosh! I have this DSP but had no idea what to do with it!! I hope I win so I can learn how to do that!


  5. Wow! What a great design. Very clever. I hope that I win so I can learn some great techniques and ideas like this one.

    Melissa G.

  6. Betty, this is awesome, and what a fantastic gift this would make.

    thanks for sharing.

  7. What a very neat and original idea. This would make a great gift!!!


  8. I love this project! What a nice gift for someone (or to keep all to yourself). I hope I win the giveaway so I can learn to make things like this!

  9. Very nice project, love the notecards.

  10. Wow! Another awesome project! I didn't recognize this year's Ronald McDonald House stamp set -- thanks for pointing that out!

  11. Betty! OMG!!! This turned out beautiful in this DSP! I LOVE that peacock against it as well! Miss You Girl!

  12. Congratulations on your invitation to participate in Ustamp, I look forward to seeing your creation!