Monday, December 31, 2012

Birthday Wishes and En Francais

I made this card using my sweet friend Shannon's newest stamp En Francais (background stamp).  As soon as I saw it on her shelf and ooogled at it, she was nice enough to let me borrow it.  I am participating in a birthday swap group and just had to work in the stamp!!  This card does feature a few retired items (retired is allowed in this particular swap), but I like the overall look.  This card design could work for multiple occasions including sympathy, anniversary, mother's day, etc - just change the scallop circle greeting.  A safe, healthy, happy New Year's to everyone!

Stamp Sets:        Occasional Quotes, Loved Ones, En Francais      
Cardstocks:         Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette
Inks:                      Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgundy
DSP:                       Designer Series Paper Pack Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon:                ½” Stitched Poly Ribbon Pear Pizzazz
Big Shot:              Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Punches:             Scallop Oval, Scallop Trim Border, Ticket Corner

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My 2013 Stamp Set of the Month Club - There's Still Time!!

Happy New Year!!

Want NEW stamp sets from the NEW Stampin’ Up! 2013 Spring Catalog and 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog?


Yes, this set is from the upcoming Spring Catalog releasing on January 3rd. This is the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set that is the first set in my upcoming 2013 Stamp Set of the Month Club. If you haven’t signed up yet you still have time!!


Join now and receive 1 new stamp set every month and two completed handmade cards, for only $29!!

How does it work?  Read more to find out

Join my Stamp Set of the Month Club, and every month receive a NEW stamp set and two handmade COMPLETED card samples from the featured stamp set delivered directly to your door!  Every month, you can look forward to a new stamp set and two cards without leaving your home!  So much better than going to the mailbox to find bills! :)
  • Each month I will pre-select a stamp set (you may change the set if you like)
  • I will charge your credit card $29 month.
  • In addition, you will receive two full sized cards.  You can keep, send to loved ones, use to brainstorm, or copy over and over again!
The next 3 stamp sets have been selected!  They are BRAND NEW from the 2013 Spring Catalog:

January: Hearts a Flutter (in the upcoming new Spring catalog) (Coordinating Bundle Option Available $55.00 for wood or $49.00 for clear)

FebruaryThat's The Ticket (in the upcoming new Spring catalog)

March: Secret Garden (in the upcoming new Spring catalog) (Coordinating Bundle Option Available $55.00 for wood or $49.00 for clear)

(Remember, if these sets are not your cup of tea, you can change these to a set you prefer. Plus, if you choose a bundle option one month you do not have to choose the bundle option the next month.)

AS A BONUS - One time during your subscription, you get to choose ANY hostess set for FREE!    AND, if you join by January 5th, I will include a package of the brand new, adorable
Designer Builder Brads for FREE from the New Spring catalog. They are soooo ADORABLE and elegant!

Your commitment: 
  • Must join for a minimum of 6 months, then you may cancel at anytime (see subscription form for details).
  • Monthly club cost is $29.00 for clear mount, $37.00 for wood mount.  (Charge to occur between 1st-10th of month)
  • If you wish to change the stamp set, you must let me know before the 1st of the month. (requested set must be equal or of lessor value)
That's it! I do all the rest!! Hit reply and let me know you want to join, and I will send you the form to get started, and your first set will arrive in the next few weeks! 


Reminder:  Join by January 5th and get a free package of the new Designer Builder Brads!


This is a GREAT way to stamp with me no matter where you live, or if you can make a live class or not!

Call or email me today to get started!
A healthy, safe, and happy New Year to everyone!

**Must have 5 member minimum for club to begin!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

One More Sneak Peek

Ok, I can't give away the whole farm, but I'm loving so many new items in the upcoming Spring Catalog!  Here's another sneak peek card using a new stamp set....  
The new catalog is released next Thursday January 3rd!  Till them, Enjoy~ 

Stamp Set:          Cross My Heart #126582
Cardstock:           Wisteria Wonder #122922, Whisper White #100730, Raspberry Ripple #126842  
Ink:                        Basic Black Marker #100082, Raspberry Ripple Marker (set) #126856       
DSP:                       First Edition Specialty #121878                   
Ribbon:                3/8” Ruffled Ribbon Wisteria Wonder #122973  
Big Shot:              Adorning Accent Folders #125601, Adorning Accent Edgelits #12559
Punch:                  Small Heart #117193


Special Single Stamps! Going...Going, .......

The chance to buy single images from some sets is only guaranteed available until January 2nd, 2013.  These stamps will be available in the clear-mount version only and does not include a clear-mount block.  These stamps will be packaged in a cello bag only.

Here is what the different images look like along with the price of the entire set and the prices for the individual stamps.  Remember, individual stamps are in Clear-Mount only and do not include a block - but a bargain!
Perfectly penned - Perfectly Penned, available in Wood-Mount Set as item # 122890 for $16.95 or in Clear-Mount Set as item # 122892 for $12.95
  • Thank You Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132306, $4.95
  • Get Well Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132308, $4.95
  • Celebrate Today Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132307, $5.95
  • Happy Birthday Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132309, $5.95
Seasonal sayings- Seasonal Sayings, available in Wood-Mount Set as item # 128006 for $22.95 or in Clear-Mount Set as item # 128009 for $16.95
  • Love Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132313, $4.95
  • Thanks Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132312, $5.95
  • Celebrate Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132314, $5.95
  • Christmas Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132310, $5.95
  • Halloween Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132311, $5.95
Word play- Word Play, available in Wood-Mount Set as item # 120308 for $41.95 or in Clear-Mount Set as item # 120651 for $28.95
  • Sick Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132294, $4.95
  • You Mean the World Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132299, $5.95
  • Remember When Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132302, $6.95
  • Worth the Wait Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132300, $4.95
  • Thanks a Million Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132305, $4.95
  • Dreams Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132304, $6.95
  • I Do Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132295, $4.95
  • Joy Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132303, $4.95
  • Laughter Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132296, $5.95
  • Wish Big Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132297, $4.95
  • In My Thoughts Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132298, $6.95
  • Imagine Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132301, $4.95
Blooming with kindness flower- Blooming with Kindness Flower Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132328, $6.95 (full Blooming with Kindness Set available in Wood-Mount item # 126420 for $22.95 or Clear-Mount item # 126422 for $16.95 and shown on page 87 of big catalog)
Christmas lodge tree- Christmas Lodge Tree Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132320, $7.95 (full Christmas Lodge Set available in Wood-Mount item # 123767 for $33.95 or Clear-Mount item # 123769 for $25.95 and shown on page 13 of big catalog)
Everything eleanor label- Everything Eleanor Label Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132332, $5.95 - this image coordinates with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch (full Everything Eleanor Set available in Wood-Mount item # 124162 for $36.95 or Clear-Mount item # 124164 for $26.95 and shown on page 112 of big catalog)
Layered labels for you- Layered Labels For You Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132326, $5.95 (full Layered Labels Set available in Wood-Mount item # 127070 for $33.95 or Clear-Mount item # 127072 for $25.95 and shown on page 103 of big catalog)
Tags til christmas pinecone tag- Tags til Christmas Pinecone Tag Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item #132324, $4.95 - this image coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch (full Tags til Christmas Set available in Wood-Mount item # 120847 for $30.95 or Clear-Mount item # 121169 for $22.95 and shown on page 11 of big catalog)
World treasures peacock- World Treasures Peacock Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132330, $6.95 (full World Treasures Set available in Wood-Mount item # 126765 for $23.95 or Clear-Mount item # 126767 for $17.95 and shown on page 98 of big catalog)
You're amazing happy birthday- You're Amazing Happy Birthday Stamp only in Clear-Mount, item # 132322, $5.95 - this image coordinates with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (full You're Amazing Set available in Wood-Mount item # 126720 for $30.95 or Clear-Mount item # 126722 for $22.95 and shown on page 33 of big catalog)
Bold snowflake- Bold Snowflake Stamp in Clear-Mount, item # 132338, $5.95 - this image coordinates with the Blossom Punch and has never been seen before!!
Love heart- Love Heart Stamp in Clear-Mount, item # 132334, $4.95 - this image coordinates with the Full Heart Punch and has never been seen before!!
New years- New Years Stamp in Clear-Mount, item # 132336, $6.95 - this image has never been seen before!!

To order, please click HERE.  Then, click on the "Stamps" link on the left side and then the "Single Stamps" link.  Or, contact me directly to place an order.  Thanks!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

You're going to love all the awesome items Stampin Up has available for FREE during Sale-a-bration!  Below is a card using a stamp from Vintage Verses (a free stamp set available with a $50 order). 

Stay tuned.......

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Spring Catalog - Sneak Peek

I really love all the new products in the Spring Catalog which you can order from starting January 3rd.  Here's a fun card using several of the new products.  Don't forget!  Sale-A-Bration starts January 22nd - receive a FREE sale-a-bration item with each $50 purchase!!

Stamp Set:         Ciao, Baby! #129648  
Cardstock:           Crumb Cake #120953, Gumball Green #126840, Midnight Muse #126843, Summer Starfruit #126839
Ink:                        Midnight Muse #126860, Gumball Green #126861, Summer Starfruit #126991, Raspberry Ripple #126859
Embossing:          Honeycomb Folder #129378, Cloudy Day Folder #127022
DSP:                       Print Poetry DSP Pack #129312        
Embellish:            Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, Rhinestone #119246 and Pearl #19247 Basic Jewels
Punches:              7/8” Scallop Circle #129404, Petite Curly Label #129405 (sneak sale-a-bration item!)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Enter to Win $1600 in Digital Product

Enter to win $1600 Digital

Every Day until December 29th!

Win a copy of MDS 2+ and EVERY SINGLE digital download My Digital Studio releases in 2013-a $1600 value! We'll also give out 10 first-place prizes and a bonus prize for everybody who enters the contest if we get at least 10,000 people.
Go to to enter from December 1-29, 2012.
You can enter once a day every day of the contest. Tell everybody you know to do the same!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ornamental Elegance Kit

A Special Kit Offer from Stampin' Up!
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to everyone--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.)
Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments?
The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination.
Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Please order yours HERE 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Need a Great Gift Idea?

Need a quick and easy handmade gift?  Click either link below to learn more on these ADORABLE little treats everyone will appreciate! 

Check out this great video!

Available November 29th - January 2nd:

 Trimmings & Tags Bundle      Item 132769  $13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle     Item 132770 $13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Online Extravaganza Sale Starts Today!!

Our biggest online sale of the year starts today! From November 19th-28th, you can receive discounts of 20%-50% off select products! No standing in lines or fighting crowds required!

To kick off this event, we have three of your favorite products at 20 percent off for TODAY ONLY!!  But that's not all! check out all the other incredible deals either on my website or download the flyer.  With stamp sets marked on sale at 50% off, don't miss out!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


The New Stampin’ Trimmer has been long awaited by most of us in the Stampin’ Up family! Demonstrated at Convention in July, but held up in production because it wasn’t meeting Stampin’ Up’s rigid quality specifications, this new trimmer is here and MAAAVELOUS! (Mine is on order, but I’ve seen it in action, so I can say that!!)
Stampin' Trimmer
Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin’ Up!, you know it’s a cut above the rest! If you want to order you own online, to be delivered directly to your house, click through to my Stampin’ Up web site using the button on the left side on my blog.

Features of the All-New Stampin’ Trimmer:
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4″ cutting base and an extended 14-1/2″ ruler
  • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4″ (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
  • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
  • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
  • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
  • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16″ and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
  • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won’t wear off.
  • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin’ Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12″ cutting and scoring track
  • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don’t have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you’re not using them.
  • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12″ (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
  • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
  • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
  • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
  • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you’re cutting.
  • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
  • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
  • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you’ve stored.

Product details: item 126889; $29.95 - to order yours today, click HERE!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Stampin' Success Magazine

Good news!  With the awesome "Ink-redible" promotion currently available - Stampin' Up would like to share our monthly demonstrator magazine to all interested customers or potential demonstrators!!  Each issue is filled with beautiful pictures of samples, techniques, tips, success stories, and pages of "wow" ideas.

This month's issue of Stampin' Success can be found here:
Feel free to share this link with everyone! 

Also - don't miss out on the "Ink-redible" promotion (November 1 - December 16):

Hostesses: Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads! You can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink set is in addition to your regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!  Click HERE for more information.

New Demonstrators: Any new demonstrator that joins the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!  Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fancy Friends Kit - A Perfect Christmas Gift Idea!

Stampin' Up! is trying another new idea!  They will now start offering some special Viewer's Choice/Submit a Project Kits with everything you need in them (except adhesive) to create some fantastic projects.

The first of these kits is the Fancy Friends Kit, item #132319.  For just $15.95, you get everything you need (except adhesives) to create six fast, easy, lovely note cards with envelopes.  Here's what is included in the Kit and how the finished note cards and envelopes can look:

Fancy friends kit
  • 6 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Spot
  • Old Olive Stampin' Spot
  • prepunched Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack flowers in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (self-adhesive)
  • large wood-mount doily image from Delicate Doilies Set (page 110 of big catalog)
  • wood-mount "friends" sentiment from Sweet Essentials Set (page 140 of big catalog)
To assemble the cards:
  1. Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses.
  2. Stamp "Friends" in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card.
  3. Adhere the flowers to the card.
  4. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.
If six cards aren't enough, consider ordering a package of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (item # 107311, $5.95) for 20 more cards and envelopes.  You might want another package of Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item # 119246, $4.95) as well.  After all, you can never have enough bling!
I also recommend the 2-Way Glue Pen (item # 100425, $4.50) as the best way to adhere the tiny flowers to the card fronts.  You may order the Fancy Friends Kit through me or online HERE.  What a perfect Christmas gift!!! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking Day....It's Coming.....

What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day & My Digital Studio?
A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

Who:  Digital Scrapbooking Day is officially celebrated the first Saturday in November. It was designed to remind people to set time aside to document their personal history digitally. To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! will be giving away free My Digital Studio downloads to everyone!

What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week!

When: October 29-November 5, 2012

How:  Get your downloads from my online store HERE anytime from October 29 - November 5, 2012.  To access the downloads, you'll need to create an online customer account (if you don't already have one).

Where:  Visit my website at:, select "shop now", select "My Digital Studio".

Why:  Because Stampin' Up is awesome!!

Don't miss out on the perfect opportunity to get your favorite digital kits at 50% off!  Just in time for all your holiday cards.  Make sure to check out the action on during 10/29 - 11/5. We’ll have tons of blog posts, challenges where you can win free digital stuff, and more!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Craft Show Goodies part 2

Soooo....the craft show was a fun and successful morning yesterday. I'm pretty proud of our displays and turnout. My upline/friend and I 'split' our space into two areas....traditional stamping (including all our ready-made goodies and cards) and a 2nd table dedicated just to MDS with lots of examples displayed. MDS was sooo popular!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Time to Spice Things Up!!!

I found these apple cider packets at a "Dollar Store", (4 packets for a dollar!) and made these little treats. I think the cinnamon sticks were the most expensive item, lol. I loooove the Perfectly Preserved set, especially that jar!! Once I figured out 'my plan' lol, these were very quick and easy!

There's Always Time for Chocolate....

I tried to design a hot chocolate holder for an upcoming craft show. The inside plastic sleeve includes a hot chocolate packet, and a small bag of mini marshmallows. I attached a CUTE yummy chocolate dipped peppermint stick to the front. A big thank you to my upline, Shannon for letting me borrow her Labels Framelits!! Obe down....more to follow. Enjoy~

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Craft Show Goodies part 1

My upline/friend and I are doing a 'quickie' craft show/festival Saturday morning (2 hour event) and we're busy whipping out little treats. Below is a picture of some hand sanitizer holders and lip balm holders. The front of the lip balms all have a stamp from the scentsational seasons set, cut from the matching framelit set, and embossed with the sugar/spice scented powder! (they have a neat shine to them). The lip balm is sugar cookie flavored. (cute, huh, HUH?)
More to follow!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Bundle

I went to an ornament class at my 'up' upline's home Saturday....we all had a great time making these christmas ornaments from the ornament keepsake bundle!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lip Balm Holders

I chose to make these cute fall lip balm holders for a swap group I'm participating in....once I figured out the cutting/size (lol) these were very easy to make. My biggest hurdle was what/how to decorate the front?! Enjoy~
I've had a few people ask me for the poem used inside the holder....enjoy~

You’ve Made A Difference
As Thanksgiving Day approaches,
my blessings I recall;
the things I am most
thankful for,
I recollect them all.
You are really special,
in all you say and do.
You’ve made a difference
in my life;
I’m thankful now for you.
By Joanna Fuchs 

Cardstock:                  Cajun Craze, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink:                              Early Espresso
DSP:                             Orchid Harvest DSP
Ribbon:                        Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta
Embossing:                  Woodgrain Textured, Polka Dot Embossing Folders
Punch:                          Scallop Oval
Stamp Sets:                  Pursuit of Happiness, Wonderfall
Big Shot:                       Bigz Autumn Accents Die

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit

If you are short on time (aren't we all, right?), and want to make your own Christmas is a "quick & easy" solution!!  This picture shows 16+ cards using the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit

Make all of your Christmas cards in a single evening! 

Supplies Used:
  • Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' Kit:  #126911  $21.95
  • Greetings of the Season Stamp Set  #128033   $11.95
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad  #126966   $5.95
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad  #126953   $5.95
  • Decorative Label Punch  #120907   $16.95
Call, click HERE or email me today to order this packaged kit!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hand Sanitizers for the Trick or Treaters

Bath & Body Works recently had a sale on the mini hand-sanitizers ($1 ea) I nabbed a bunch. Here are a few I decorated for Halloween, very quick and easy! (Fall and Christmas ones to follow....stay tuned!)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

And Many Mower

One of my coworkers is retiring at the end of the month (after 32 years!). I made this card for him....

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wanted - Birthday Card

My 18 year old daughter needed a card for her dad's birthday and specifically requested a 'western theme'. This card used the retired "Wanted" stamp set.