Monday, December 31, 2012

Amazing Family

With the start of this new year I am happy to begin to show you some of the new products available in the Spring Mini Catalog. The stamp set I used on this card is called Amazing Family and besides the friends stamp it includes stamps for sister, mother, brother and father. It is a gorgeous font! The chalkboard theme seems to be quite a trend right now and I have to admit I love the look. You can be sure you will see more white ink on Basic Black cardstock in the future.
There are several items on this card from the new catalog. Notice the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the 1-1/4" Basic Gray Two-toned Ribbon and the Large Basic Rhinestone. I also used Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock, the Boho Blossoms Punch and the Labels Collection Framelits for this card.

You can begin ordering from the Spring Mini Catalog on January 3rd. That means, if there is anything left that you have been eyeing in the Holiday Mini Catalog you must order it before the end of the day January 2nd!

Sale-a-bration begins on January 22nd. If you don't have your party scheduled with me yet please contact me soon to pick your preferred date!

Happy New Year and Happy Stamping! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Tools Are On The Way!

I hope you have all enjoyed the past week filled with the love of friends, family and a celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. As we look forward to the new year we also have a new Spring Mini Catalog!! Did you get one in the mail from me? If you have been a customer of mine during 2012 you should have. Please let me know if your copy hasn't reached you.

This is just one of the fabulous new tools available on January 3rd...
Oh, what fun we are going to have with this!

Don't forget - with the Spring Catalog going live on January 3rd, the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog is January 2nd!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Cookie Stamp Ornaments

It was baking day at my house yesterday. Yummy sugar cookies and mint-chocolate chunk cookies. While we were in the kitchen the kids and I made up a batch of salt-dough ornaments. Did you know you can stamp on dough? 
We used the snowflake and heart from the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Holiday Set. Really! Just inked them up with Midnight Muse and Real Red and pressed into the salt-dough! I used a glass to cut them out.
To make some Gumball Green trees and Daffodil Delight stars we applied ink directly to the cut out shapes.
Don't forget to poke a hole before baking/drying for the ribbon.
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint was sponged on to add sparkle.

Combined 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 1-1/2 cup water. Knead for five minutes. Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/4" thickness. Stamp the cookie stamp onto a classic ink pad and then press into the dough. Use a small circle cookie cutter to cut out the stamped image. Poke a hole for the hanger. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 45 minutes at 180 degrees F. Let cool. Use a sponge to add shimmer paint as desired.

Need a last minute gift tag? Grab this FREE download from the My Digital Studio online store and print at home. You don't even need MDS on your computer to use this download!
Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Where has December gone? I have been enjoying the excitement of two 4-year-olds as we prepare for Christmas by putting up some decorations and watching the movies that only come off the shelf this time of year. Today I have some quick and easy gift ideas to show you...
These gift card holders are created from just 1/2 of a sheet of card stock and some designer series paper scraps. I got the cutting instructions from a video posted on Stampin' Connection (an exclusive forum for demonstrators) I made several to hold gift cards for teachers, nieces, & nephews.
Score 4-1/4" x 11" cardstock at 3" along one long side. Turn 1/4 turn and score at 3" & 7". Cut off 1-1/4" piece from 3" end and center leaving just 4" to fold up (adhered on outside edge) to hold gift card. (clear as mud?) Save the 7" piece you just cut off for the belly-band. Cut (3) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" and (2) 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" pieces of designer series paper and adhere to cardstock. Cut (1) 1" x 7" piece of dsp for the belly-band. Embellish, fill and give.
Aren't these the cutest? They make the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors, the mailman, UPS driver, bank teller, and anyone else you want to wish a Merry Christmas to. Brenda has a tutorial here
I made 17 of these for Isaac to share with his class and 10 for Toni's class. The glowing round thing is actually a bouncy ball. I cut the designer series paper at 4" x 3", folded over our small cello bags and embellished with the Snowflake bigz die and Mixed Medley hostess stamp set.

Merry Christmas friends!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cute Treat Packaging

Look at these two NEW great packaging ideas that are available now!

Available November 29-January 2. 
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)

Please contact me to add these to my next order or place you online order here

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Button Buddies

The Online Extravaganza is continuing through Wednesday, November 28th and there are some awesome deals to be had! For these 3"x3" gift cards I used the Button Buddies stamp set (50% off) and the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (20% off).
Be of Good Cheer DSP isn't just for the holidays! The polka dot tag behind hello baby is from A Fitting Occasion stamp set (25% off)
Of course, it's great holiday paper too!

What else is on sale?
24-Hours only, 20% off, Wednesday, November 28:
118491 Clear Block Bundle (blocks A-I) $66.95  $53.56
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy         $16.95  $13.56 
109127 Stack & Store Caddy                   $34.95  $27.96

Now through Wednesday, November 28:
20% off
Brights Designer Series Paper Stack   $21.95  $17.56
Be of Good Cheer DSP                       $10.95  $8.76

25% off
More Merry Messages stamp set 
Blue Ribbon stamp set 
Happy Hour stamp set
A Fitting Occasion stamp set
Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Smooch Spritz Bundle 
Stampin' Sound Card 
Kraft Gift Boxes
Special Events Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
Ribbon Bundle
3/8" Basics Glimmer Brads 
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Brights Designer Buttons
Shaker Frames 
Anywhere Glue Sticks
Stampin' Spritzer
Tabletop Paper Cutter
Decorative Label Punch
1" Square Punch
Scallop Edge Punch
Petite Pennants Die
Cupcake Punch
Blossom Petals Punch
Petal Cone Bigz L Die
Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die

40% Off
Pennant Parade Bundle (Pennant Parade Stamp Set & Stampin' Around Builder Wheel)

50% Off
Snow Much Fun stamp set
25 & Counting stamp set
Come to Bethlehem stamp set
You Are Loved stamp set
Button Buddies stamp set
Patterned Party stamp set
It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set
Crosses of Hope stamp set
Little Additions stamp set
Fabulous Florets stamp set
MDS 2+ (download)
MDS 2 (download)
MDS 2 Upgrade (for those who already own MDS)

View them all! Shop HERE           

Don't forget - you can sign up to join me as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and include any of these sale items in your Starter Kit! Choose $125 worth of products from any current catalog or this sale, pay just $99 plus tax and get FREE SHIPPING and a FREE color family of ink pads (10 ink pads! a $49.95 value). You get to decide if you want to just place future orders for yourself and receive a 20% discount, place orders for your family & friends and earn some cash, or build a business! Won't you join me as Stampin' Up! gears up to celebrate its 25th Anniversary year in 2013?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

25 & Counting Christmas Countdown

I had so much fun putting this project together. In fact, since I have 2 small children at home - I made 2. It is made entirely from Stampin' Up! supplies! I saw the idea a year ago on this blog and followed her instructions for putting the box base together.
It's not very big. The 25 & Counting (it is 50% OFF right now!) stamp set was used and each stamp was punched with the 1" square (30% OFF) punch. One chocolate kiss will fit inside.
Stamp sets: 25 & Counting, Greetings of the Season
Ink: Real Red, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Card Stock: Real Red, Gumball Green 
DSP: Candlelight Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Petal Card Punch, Silver Brads, Large Basic Pearls, Simply Scored, Paper-Piercing Tool, Eyelet Border Punch (oops, it's retired)
This version is done in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green with Be of Good Cheer DSP (20% OFF) and the Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set

There is a huge list of additional items on sale - select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!
Of course, the best value is the Demonstrator Starter Kit. When you join me as a demonstrator during the online Extravaganza you can include SALE items in your starter kit. You still get to choose any products totaling up to $125 and you pay only $99 with FREE SHIPPING! and the Ink-redible promotion is still going on so you will also receive 1 FREE color family of ink pads! (that's 10 ink pads - a $49.95 value) Stampin' Up! is so flexible - you can join just for the extraordinary value of the starter kit, to build a little side business and stamp with friends, or go all out - earn an income, demonstrator rewards of free products and the ultimate - a fabulous trip!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza!!

The Online Extravaganza this week is Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year. With discounts up to 50% and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!

Stampin' Up! is making it easier than ever for you (or someone you love) to do your Christmas shopping. During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50%-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20% off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters!
Doorbusters for Monday, November 19 ONLY
  • Simply Scored™ Diagonal Plate (125586) $11.95 SALE $9.56
  • Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine (113439) $99.95 SALE $79.96 WOW!
  • Big Shot Doctor’s Bag (113474) $69.95 SALE $55.96 Super cute!
 Doorbusters for Wednesday, November 28 ONLY
  • Clear Block Bundle: Blocks A-I (18491) $66.95 SALE $53.56 
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy (120279) $16.95 SALE $13.56
  • Stack & Store Caddy (109127) $34.95 SALE $27.96
ALL Ten Days, November 19-28th

There is a huge list of additional items on sale - select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and  a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!
While this is called an Online Extravaganza! you can also receive these great products at these awesome prices at a workshop or by contacting me. And, all orders placed on Monday, November 19th will count toward the VanderVate Benefit. I held a workshop today to benefit a wonderful family in which the husband/father has suffered a severe injury that will keep him out of work for about 12 weeks. All of my profit from sales at that workshop and on the first day of the online Extravaganza will go directly to these friends. We ALL thank you for your prayers for recovery and orders!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Silver Glimmer Ornament Punch Card

I have been wanting to try this technique since my Nov/Dec Stampin' Success magazine arrived. Stampin' Success is an exclusive magazine for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators but you can sneak a peek here.
Can you see it? I punched 2 ornament punches from the Silver Glimmer paper, cut one in half, used the Scallop Border Trim punch along the bottom and used a sponge dauber to color it with Cherry Cobbler. I heat set it with the heat tool, layered it on the silver ornament with mini glue dots, and embellished with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stamp Set: Border Banter
Card Stock: Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Frame Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Ornament Punch, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fancy Friends Kit

This NEW kit is now available!

The perfect gift in one neat package. Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311)-we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit. Order here

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. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012


November 1-December 16, 2012

Get a FREE collection of 10 Classic Stampin' Pads* (a $49.95 value) when you hostess a $450 workshop! You can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals! It's INK-redible!

That is in addition to the $65 Hostess Dollars and 1 Item at 50% off you earn for reaching a $400 workshop! I have just a few dates open before December 16th. Let's get your workshop scheduled so you can take advantage of this great offer!

Want an even better deal? Join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads in addition to $125 worth of other products of your choice for just $99! That's $174.95 of product value (not to mention the business supplies) for just $99 and you receive 30% off your first qualifying order and 20%-40% off future orders as long as you choose to remain a demonstrator. Will you be a Hobby Demonstrator, Business Builder, or somewhere in-between? You get to do it YOUR WAY! Let's get together to talk. 

Have you gotten your FREE downloads yet? Even if you don't have My Digital Studio you can get the downloads! Use them in whatever publishing/editing program you use or download the 30-day FREE trial of MDS to give it a try! Go Here then click on shop now get your downloads!

Monday, October 29, 2012

15% Off Rubber Stamps Today Only!

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps 
    • Wheel stamps
    • Single-image stamps
    • French, Spanish & German stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Get your Christmas List ready and do some shopping! 
Remember that personalized stamps make GREAT Christmas gifts!!
All new single stamps are available at the discounted price also!
Place your order HERE at my online store or call/email me and I will do a group order this evening!
 October 29-November 5, 2012

50% off digital kits and FREE downloads in the online store - check it out HERE!
Don't forget to add these FREE downloads to your order:
#132557 Enjoying Everything Kit
#132562 A Split Second Designer Template pages
#132558 Days in December Kit

If you have never tried a digital program, download a FREE trial of My Digital Studio 2 right here

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gently Falling

I've been working on some Fall cards. I used More Mustard, Wild Wasbi, Riding Hood Red Classic Inks and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to make these leaves from the Gently Falling set pop!

For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent! 
It's a Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include hostess bundles, Bundles stamp sets & Digital stamp brush sets. 
Get your catalogs & wish list out, tell your family what you want for Christmas and order online (12:00am - 11:50pm MT) or contact me by 9:30pm PT

 Save the date for
Monday, October 29th, all day, one day only SALE, SALE, SALE!

There's More...
What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!
What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week!
When: October 29-November 5, 2012.
Where: Visit my website and "shop now" to access your FREE downloads and view ALL digital kits at 50% off

Don't have MDS-2? Download a FREE 30-day trial! These downloads will also work with other applications you may have.

We are not talking sample downloads here!
#132557 Enjoying Everything Kit has a 4-piece SVG/PNG stamp brush set, 4 DSP patterns and 4 embellishments

#132562 A Split Second Designer Template Pages has a 12-piece SVG/PNG stamp brush set, 3-piece SVG/PNG splatters, 2 DSP patterns, 4 embellishments and a 2-page 12"x12" template

#132558 Days in December Kit has a 33-piece SVG/PNG stamp brush set, 29 embellishments and a 1-page 11" x 8-1/2" template

Get a BONUS FREE Download: If we get 18,000 downloads of FREE items we'll give you another FREE download! WOW!

What are you waiting for? Making your own Wedding Invitations? Need a baby announcement soon? Want to design your own photo Christmas card? Get the downloads while they are FREE and 50% OFF and let me show you how!

Friday, October 26, 2012

More Single Stamps Added!

Stampin' Up! has made 10 more Single Stamps available for a limited time. 3 are brand new and never before seen!

Monday, October 29th is a very special day! Almost all stamps will be 15% OFF 1 day only!
Starting at 12:00 am (MT) and ending at 11:50 pm (MT) all stamps in the current catalogs including:

*Background stamps
*Personalized name stamps
*Cookie press stamps
*Single-image stamps

This sale does not include: Hostess sets, Bundled stamps sets, MDS

You may place your order online or contact me by 9:30 pm (PT) to get in on this offer

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

It's a Scentsational Season!

Wow! Sorry to leave you hanging out there waiting for a new post. Thanks for checking in once in a while to see what I have been up to. I actually have been doing some stamping, just not blog posting. One of these days I will get into the routine of the new school year and post regularly.

Today, I have some cards and gift tags to show you that were inspired by Becky Roberts' 12 Days of Christmas Tutorial. Becky is my upline in the Stampin' Up! world and she shares her tutorials for FREE to her downline. Did you know that if you sign up as a demonstrator with me her offer of FREE tutorials extends to you? Cool huh?

Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season, Joyous Celebrations, Greetings of the Season
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Specialty Paper: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Shimmer Silver
Accessories: Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Holiday Collection Framelits Dies, Two Tags Bigz Die, Big Shot, Simply Scored, Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Friday, October 5, 2012

Single Stamps

Do you sometimes need just the right sentiment to stamp on your card or scrapbook page?
Stampin' Up is trying out something new! We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.
 Word Play full-set prices: Wood #120308 - $41.95, Clear #120651 - $28.95
 Perfectly Penned full-set prices: Wood #122890 - $16.95, Clear #122892 - $12.95
 Seasonal Sayings full-set prices: Wood #128006 - $22.95, Clear #128009 - $16.95

  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, workshop, or online. 
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • We will not promote this offer on the Customer site, so it's up to you to spread the word. However, the single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!
Which one(s) will you be adding to your next order?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Tacoma Stampin' Up! Regional

I had so much fun on Saturday at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Tacoma, WA! Shelley, Joan, Cathy and I picked up Becky and Jennifer at SeaTac on our way south and were joined by Pam and about 700 other demonstrators and guests for a fun-filled day. Here are some pictures...
Becky Roberts, Me, & Shelley Fabens
It was so nice to talk to Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner for a few minutes
Prizes & Make-n-Take packets
Cathy, Joan & Shelley working on 1 of 3 fabulous make-n-takes

My swap cards
 and some great idea boards...

I am already making plans to attend Convention in July. It will be a celebration of 25 years of Stampin' Up!. Want to join me? Ask me how!

Just in - Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up! Receive a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you buy the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (or bundle including the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies) & the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper during October!
Contact me today!