Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Builder Punch

The Stocking Builder Punch from the Holiday Mini catalog will not be carried over into any other catalogs. So, if this punch is something you are wanting to order, do so quickly. It's only available while supplies last. Stampin' Up! is not planning on ordering additional stock for this item.

The Builder Punch can be seen in the Holiday mini on page 34. It is item #124095, and sells for $16.95.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Holiday Extravaganza Sale

During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts--up to 60 percent--on some of your favorite products!

In addition, two of our brand-new products will be discounted 20 percent only during the first 24 hours of the sale (November 21, midnight - 11:59 PM [MT])

Don't miss out! All products can be ordered through my Online Store, all non-digital products can be ordered directly through me, if you desire.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Stamps & Accessories 4-Sale

It's long overdue, but I have a listing of the stamp sets & accessories that I'm wanting to part with posted here on my site. Just look over at the right-side and see a slideshow of pictures.

If you click on a photo, you'll be taken to my flickr site where you'll get more details. Leave me a message if you are interested in anything.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

In Honor of Digital Scrapbooking Day

For Digital Scrapbooking Day, Stampin' Up! is giving away free digital downloads. All you need to do is fill out a survey (see my previous post for the details). The card made below is made using one of the free downloads, Home for the Holidays Ensemble.

Here is the inside of the card. If I were going to send these out, I'd include a photo on the inside of the front (it's included in the cost if you print from My Digital Studio Professional Printing). It's a great way to design your own Christmas cards if you don't have the time to make them all the "old fashioned" way.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day

Don't miss out on your chance to get FREE digital downloads from Stampin' Up! Just go to the above link and fill out a quick survey.

Here's a preview of the downloads:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Stamp Class Projects

This cute little box is one of the projects we made this last month at my stamp class. The boxes are the Kraft Gift boxes found in the Holiday Mini Catalog (Item #124106, set of 4, for $2.95). The idea came from a box that Jan Tinklenberg made.

The next project we made were these cute tea-light candle holders made from metal sheeting that you can find in the hardware store. The 6" wide roll is the perfect size to run through the Big Shot. The entire roll costs around $6, and makes ALOT! My friend Kathy Howes is the one who shared these super simple holders with me. You need the Flower Folds Bigz die to make them, and I found adding an additional couple layers of card stock to shim underneath the die made the score marks work much better.

Finally, here is the Santa-Bag topper that we made. This idea was cased from Patty Bennet. The topper uses a TON of punches, but the result is awesome! Below you can see a picture showing the punches needed.

Punches needed are: Ornament #119847, Owl Builder #118074, Bird Builder #117191, 1/2" Circle #119869, Extra-Large Oval #119859, Large Oval #119855, 1-1/4" Square #119865, and Scallop Square #119884. The red hat, the Ornament (beard) and the pom-pom are all textured through the Big Shot using the Snowburst, Perfect Polka Dots & Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Folders.

Happy 1st of November

I know it's been awhile since I've posted. There hasn't been a lot of time for stamping. However, I will get some recent projects posted this evening.

Be sure to check out my side-bar for the most recent specials from Stampin' Up! They announced just yesterday that the promotion featuring getting the Big-Shot for FREE when you sign-up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has been extended through November 11th! That's an awesome deal.

Bye for now.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Scrappy Saturday Once Again

Here's today's project for Scrappy Saturday. I had started this image a number of weeks ago with just the tree and the little bird on the snowball. It just wasn't complete. Well, today I added the snowman, and I'm pleased with the results.

It's another simple card, but really, simple is a good thing!

Stamp Sets: Snow Much Fun

Card Stock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Accessories: Many Marvelous Markers, Dazzling Details, Scallop Trim Border punch,
Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just Another Scrappy Saturday

For today's scrappy Saturday post, I dug through my scrap pile and found some Halloween items. This is a super-simple card. The base is Basic Black, the layer on top of that is Pumpkin Pie. The designer series paper is actually printed from My Digital Studio onto Whisper White card stock, it's the Night & Day digital paper. That's one of the great things about the My Digital Studio, you don't have to own the actual paper, you can print what you want, when you want it!

The "boo" is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and the jack-o-lantern is from Jack of all Trades stamp set.

This is a super-simple card. The base is Basic Black, the layer on top of that is Pumpkin Pie. The designer series paper is actually printed from My Digital Studio onto Whisper White card stock, it's the Night & Day digital paper. That's one of the great things about the My Digital Studio, you don't have to own the actual paper, you can print what you want, when you want it!

The "boo" is from the Tiny Tags stamp set and the jack-o-lantern is from Jack of all Trades stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Don't fall out of your chairs

I'm posting two days in a row! I know, don't fall out of your chairs, okay? While planning my stamp club projects this past week, I had the basics of this center-step card done. It wasn't working for me, but I played a bit more with it this weekend. The little "ghost" is a case, sorry but I don't remember who I saw it from. It uses the owl punch body, turned upside down and trimming off the feet. I think it works for this card quite well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Another Scrappy Saturday

Today's Scrappy Saturday project is another card. This one is rather simple. I had a piece of stamped card stock from when I was playing with the Bleach-Smooch technique. It's very similar to the previous post. The stamp set used is French Foilage (I love this set!). This one is on Crumb Cake card stock, and the ink colors are Pear Pizzaz and Chocolate Chip.

I simply took the piece that measured 5" x 3-3/4" and cut it into three 1-5/8" strips. Put a length of ribbon (Pear Pizzaz Seam Binding) around the top and attached a small tag made from the Tiny Tags stamp set and the Medium Jewelry tag punch.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September Stamp Club Projects

Last night I met with my stamp club gals. What fun we had, even though there were a number of gals who couldn't make it for varying reasons.

This first card we made uses a new-to-me technique called Bleach-Smooch. Fun, and stunning results too. The stamp sets used are French Foilage and Petite Pairs. The photo really doesn't do justice as you can't see the shimmer that is left on the bleached leaves.

This next card uses the center step technique. It looks difficult, but is quite simple. For this card, we used the Jack of All Trades and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets. The hat and face on the pumpkin were heat embossed.

The final project we made is a cute little purse. This one is holding a packet of fun-size M & M's, but it would hold gift cards really well also. It takes only 1/4 of a sheet of Designer Series Paper to make and a few scores.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Scrappy Saturday

Today is the first post for "Scrappy Saturday". It's an idea I came up with this past week, where on Saturday I'd post a project that is made using up scraps that I have in my stamp room. I don't know about you, but I always have scraps of paper, stamped pieces that I didn't end up using in a project, and so forth.

Anyway, here is todays project:

The flowers are from the stamp set Fabulous Florets, #123023 [w], #123027 [c]. They came from me playing with a new technique floating re-inkers that uses water, re-inkers for the Classic Stampin' pads and Shimmer card stock. Anyway, I loved them but at the time couldn't decide how to use them. So, they ended up in my scrap bucket.

The Very Vanilla textured piece at the bottom was a portion of something I'd used, but didn't need the whole piece. It's done using the Sizzix Big-Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder. One of my very favorites!

The top piece of Designer Series paper is from the First Edition Specialty DSP, and I had a piece that was the perfect width to go with the lower textured piece.

It was a lot of fun to come up with a project using my scraps. Want to play along? Just send me an e-mail with a picture of your project. I'll post them here.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Stamp Club

This month for the projects that I planned for my stamp club gals, I used the Designer Series Paper (since it's the special going on for the month of August-buy 3, get 1 FREE).

This first card was a huge hit. The technique is called Double Embossing, and was featured in the Stampin' Up! demonstrator's magazine back in June. It's so cool, and very easy to do.

You need a die cutting machine (here, the Sizzix Big-Shot was used), a textured impressions folder (here the Vintage Wallpaper one), Versamark ink and embossing powder, a heat tool and designer series paper.

To make the flower, use the Daisies #2 die and Vintage brads.

Colors used are Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

This next card is a case from another talented Stampin' Up! demonstrator but I can't remember their name. The layout is super simple, and easily adaptable to other papers.

This last project is a small gift bag, using a small lunch sack (purchased at most craft stores) and designer series paper to cover the front and the back.

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Technique Stamp Class

It's time again for another technique stamp class. Are you excited? Here's a little sneak peek of what we'll do.

This month we'll be using Textured Impressions folders and the Sizzix Big-Shot to make different background techniques.

Here are the details of the class:
When: Thursday, August 11th
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: My house
Cost: $5 or free with a $25 merchandise order placed the night of the class
RSVP: no later than Tuesday, August 9th

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July Stamp Club Projects

Can I say that summer is just down-right busy! Well, I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one that thinks that. I didn't get projects for July stamp club posted last week before I left for a family reunion, so I'm posting them now.

This first card was cased from Carrie Sampsel. I loved the colors and design. The only big changes I made were the faux button made with the Sweet Buttons Embosslits die instead of a designer series button, and that I used a template to cut the pennant instead of using the Perfect Pennants die that Carrie used. However, I'm so going to have to buy the pennant die as I've seen far too many accents that used it on cards.

This second card is another case, this time from Krista Fenton. Again, it was such a great use of colors and design, that the only thing I changed was simplifying the layout a bit by no typing the Baker's Twine into bows at the beginning and end.

Finally, a card that I used inspiration from many cards, but came up with my own layout. The idea for the ice-cream cone was given by other demonstrators. Just too cute. The colors are So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Crumb Cake; all inspired from the Just Add Cake designer series paper that is used. The new 1/2" Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots ribbon gives a nice finishing touch. The only stamps used are the Pennant Parade and Happiest Birthday Wishes (a hostess only set). Punches used are: 2-1/2" Circle, Petite Pennants Builder & Cupcake Builder punches.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Just take a look!

I wanted to show you a few of the items that I purchased from the brand-new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. There are just so many wonderful products, and my wish list is long.

There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day for stamping.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion

Stampin' Up! announced a new promotion for new recruits. What a great deal.


Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:
It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products.

Plus, join my team in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories.

See below for details on the limited-time $99 Starter Kit.

$99 Starter Kit

Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but as a new demonstrator, you can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.






Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*



Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*



Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad



Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad



Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad



Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock



Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad



Whisper White Note Cards (20)



Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*



Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*



Blender Pen (1)



Clear-Mount Block C



SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies

The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • D├ęcor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)

With the launch of the new Idea Book & Catalog, there starts a new hostess program too! I'm really excited about it.


There is a lot more flexibility with this new program. And, there are no longer level 1, 2, or 3 hostess sets, so you can choose from any of the items in the hostess categories. To see them, check out the new catalog. And, if you don't want to search electronically from the catalog, give me a call or send me an e-mail to see about getting your own copy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June Stamp Club Projects

Don't fall out of your chairs just yet, but I'm actually posting the projects for my June stamp club on the day that we have stamp club! I know, shocking!

This card is one I've cased (something I seem to need to do a lot lately) from another talented demonstrator, but I don't remember her name. It uses the single stamp from the Summer Mini catalog Land of the Free, and Newsprint Designer Series Paper, and the Extra-Large Star punch (both are on the retired list). The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. The star was punched first and then run through the Big-Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder. A simple card that could be used for either a summer birthday or the 4th of July celebration.

This next card is again a case, from Laura Seago. It uses the Inlaid Embossing technique, applying punched images onto card stock and then running it all through the Big-Shot using a textured impressions folder. Here I used the Square Lattice one. The punch is the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch from the Summer Mini catalog. The colors used are Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze and Whisper White. It's finished off with basic rhinestones.

The last card is actually one I came up with on my own. It uses the Level 2 hostess set from the Summer Mini catalog, Love & Care, and is colored in using Water Wonder Crayons applied directly to the stamp, misted with water and then stamped onto the card stock. I used the Brights Collection Water Wonder Crayons. The Designer Series Paper is again, Newsprint, and the accent at the bottom is a piece of Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware. The hardware is on the retired list and is at a discount! The colors used are Old Olive, Melon Mambo, and Very Vanilla.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Stamp Club Projects

As seems to be my pattern as of late, I'm a bit slow in posting the projects from this past months stamp club. All the stamps are from the Summer Mini Catalog.

Friday, May 6, 2011

And finally, a post!

It's been a long week. I've wanted to post pictures I took of cards I've made as well as some that I have received in swaps. The week ended up bringing me some sinus headaches, and I'm just now feeling up to posting.

Unfortunately, these cards all use products from the Occasions Mini Catalog that just finished the end of April. However, you could use other papers, stamps, etc to make the card layouts. And, if you just happen to be someone who purchased the items used, it will give you some new projects to try!

This first card is one that I made for a demonstrator swap back in March. The layout is one that Stampin' Up! shared with demonstrators in our monthly magazine. I used the Designer Series paper Sweet Stitches, and the Embosslit folder Sweet Buttons, as well as the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (great all around saying set), and Tiny Tags stamp set to make the card. I also used the 3/4" Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Jewelry Tag punch and Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon. The card stock colors are Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White.

Here's another card I made using the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Mother of Mine stamp, and Vintage Flower Adornments from the Occasions Mini catalog as well as Chantilly 1/2" crochet trim from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

This card was made by my friend Kathy Howes . Adorable isn't it, using the Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder from the Occasions Mini, and the Elements of Style stamp set (#118611 in wood or #120045 in clear) from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Please stop back by. I'll do my best to post a few more cards tomorrow. I have probably 20 to post!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring is Blossoming

Visit my Online Store for more information on the specials listed below.

Spring is Blossoming Promotion

Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

Option 1: When you spend $20, you are eligible to purchase the Four Frames stamp set and/or Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. Both items can be purchased once the $20 minimum is met; there is a limit of five per product once the $20 minimum is met. Ordering another $20 of Stampin' Up! products resets the limit and allows you to purchase another five Designer Series Papers and/or stamp sets.

Option 2: Customers will receive the Four Frames and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper FREE if they host a $350 workshop (net sales before tax and shipping).

Grab Bag of Stampin' Up! Products!
Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in my
Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.
Item numbers for ordering (items must be purchased online, and cannot be placed on workshop or club orders):
125873 - $5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
125874 - $10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
125875 - $15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Grab 'em while supplies last!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Last days of Sale-A-Bration

There are only 2 days left to take advantage of the 2011 Sale-A-Bration!

And, you can still take advantage of it in 3 ways:

1. Spend $50* and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice

2. Host a workshop of at least $300*, and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product in addition to the generous hostess benefits. (You still have time to have a book party by sharing the catalog and getting orders.)

3. Join Stampin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and get 15% off your Starter Kit. Plus, get a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in FREE products!
*net sales before shipping & handling and tax

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March Projects

It's been a bit too long since I've posted. My apologies, life has been just a bit crazy and I'm still struggling a bit to keep up with work, home and family. All that being said, I have some projects from the March stamp clubs that I'd like to share.

This first one uses a technique that is so super simple and yet so neat. It's called inlaid embossing. It uses punched shapes and the Sizzix Big-Shot and a textured impressions folder. The stamp set is Wellness Wishes and can be earned for free with a $50 order through the end of this month. After that, it can be purchased for $14.95 from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

This card was made using the Big-Shot and the build-a-bear dies, making the bear into a bunny for easter.

Because it's Sale-A-Bration time, the remaining projects all use items available only through the Sale-A-Bration brochure and only through March 31st.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Time for Inspiration

It's been a long week. I'm participating in a swap, and was struggling to find inspiration to come up with the card I was going to make. So, I did what I do a lot of the time. I started looking through cards I've made in the past. This time, I didn't have to look very far.

If the card looks familiar, it should. It is very, very similar to my last post. I changed the colors (used Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso). And, I really like the square scallop stamp from the Punch Bunch stamp set that is available only through the month of March for Sale-a-Bration.

I wanted to do something different on the inside. Here's what I came up with. The saying is from the stamp set Bring on the Cake from the Occassions Mini catalog.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February Stamp Club Projects

I wanted to share the projects that my stamp club gals made at this month's club.

This first card uses the stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog called "Eat Chocolate". The colors used are Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Wild Wasabi.

For this project, I used the Pillow Box die for the Sizzix Big-Shot. The stamp set is again, "Eat Chocolate". The colors used are Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso.

This last project is one that I cased from another demonstrator, LeeAnn Greff. She has come up with the idea for the "For You" 3x3 card. I thought, why not use all the stamp sets from this cute set.

This project uses a stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, "Punch Bunch". The only way to receive it is to place an order for $50 or more before shipping/handling and tax, and then receive it for FREE!

So, using the In-Colors Hostess Level 1 designer series paper stack, and the coordinating In-Color ink pads, I followed the same layout and came up with another 3 cards to make a set.

Glad you stopped by.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

January Stamp Club Projects

This month for my stamp club projects we made Valentine's Day themed cards. The first one is a 3"x6" card and the background uses the new Letter Press plates from the Occasions Mini catalog. You use craft ink to place the color, and then run the plate with a piece of card stock on top through the Big-Shot. A cool idea. The dog stamp is from the stamp set Friends Fur-Ever. A punched "ribbon" from the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch finishes everything off.

The next card I cased almost completely from another SU! demonstrator, Patty Mickle. Her card was just too cute. It uses punches and a chocolate nugget candy covered in Designer Series paper to make an adorable robot.

The final project is a simple matchbox using the Bigz XL Matchbox die for the Big Shot, Basic Gray textured card stock and Love Impressions Designer Series Paper. To give the final touch, I added a heart punched with the Heart to Heart punch and the new Real Red Glimmer paper (also from the new Occasions Mini catalog).