Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

Welll retail stores aren't the only ones cutting prices for the Holidays! Stampin' Up! has some holiday bundles -- some are discounted up to 50%!! That is right 50% off!!

Click on the picture which will take you to my website and you can place your order there.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rub-Ons at Discounted prices!!

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
110283 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

**From Celebrando Creatividad

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Criss Cross Thank you

This a a criss cross card, you can see them everywhere. But this is made using the Big Shot and the Pennant die. I cut two small pennants using the Holiday Treasures DSP, you get scallops also. Layered the two pennant on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Old Olive base. Glue the folds to the card base and a strip across the bottom. Then I cut a Choc Chip piece to fit inside 3 5/8 x 5, used the Round tab punch for the little tab. Wrapped a piece of Wide Choc Chip grosgrain, then used one of the scallops and then stamped the sentiment from Say it with Scallops in Versamark and embossed with white. Punched it out using the square scallop punch.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit

Customer Order Dates: November 1-December 31, 2008 (or while supplies last)

Promotion Details

This exclusive Holiday Collection Stampin' Kit includes the following products:

  • Holiday Collection stamp set (six stamps)
  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut chipboard
  • Eight 12" x 12" sheets of die-cut Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 4 double-sided designs)
  • Four 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series paper (2 ea. of 2 double-sided designs)
  • Two 12" x 12" sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 25 yds. Silver Metallic cord
  • 10 yds. 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
  • Pretties Kit brads (20)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (1/2 oz.)
  • Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive
  • Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Old Olive Craft Stampin' Spot
  • Uninked Stampin' Spot
  • Whisper White Craft Ink refill

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sock Monkey for Christmas

Here is my card using the same Ski Slope DSP but using the Sock Monkey set instead of Winter Post. Card base is standard size in Old Olive, topped with Riding Hood Red and the Striped DSP is of course Ski Slope. I stamped the Sock monkey on Confetti White in Choc Chip, I stamped him again on the brown and again on the red (Ski Slope DSP) and then paper pieced him. Did a soft wash of the Baha Breeze and Creamy Caramel, which may not show well in the picture but it does give the image some definition. The monkey is layered on Baha Breeze and Riding Hood Red. I stamped the Merry Christmas from the All Holidays set on Confetti White and layered on Riding Hood Red after punching both with the Wide Oval punch. A bit of Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain makes the perfect touch.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My creation

Now the card base is Riding Hood Red, followed by a layer of Baha Breeze cs with the edges sponnged with Baha Breeze ink. Next up is the really pretty Ski Slope DSP. Then I stamped 3 snowflakes and embossed them with clear embossing powder, then I trimmed around them. Popped the center Snowflake up using dimensionals. Stamped the sentiment from Heard from the Heart, I had to stamp each part seperately b/c the sentiment is much longer than the Wide oval punch. (it would have been much straighter if I had used the Stamp-a-ma-jig) And as I am trying to use all of my new stuff, I wanted to use it. Punched two Choc Chip ovals and offset them for contrast. Placed all of this on a piece of Riding Hood Red cs and then a layer of Choc Chip cs. A little piece of Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain and Voila!! Done, This card was totally inspired by the other two cards. You may say they don't look anything alike, no but the colors which all of course come from the gorgeous Ski Slope DSP are perfect.

Next up

Well I was still feeling the Ski Slope DSP, it really is very prettyyyyy.. Drrrrooooolllll! :) As well as the Winter Post set.

So I was looking in my pics, When I see a card or something I really like I save it. There I found this cute card by MicheleTX - sorry don't remember where I got the pic. But here is my take on it.

The base again is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", Choc. Chip cs again, topped with Baha Breeze cs. I did faux tearing to the left side as she did, using Baha Breeze ink and Sponge, also sponged around edges of cardstock. Then I stamped ( with faux tearing cs still in place) using Baha Breeze and the Sanded background stamp. Then i used the snowflake stamp from Winter Post on the left side of the card with Baha Breeze ink. Then stamped the postage stamp in Choc Chip ink to the top right. A little strip of Choc Chip with some tearing for texture and then a strip of DSP Ski Slope, Scalloped Edge on the bottom of it.

Focal image stamped in Choc Chip on Whisper White cs, colored with Watercolor Pencils which is a much softer look. Layered on a square of Choc Chip cs. Then the Do Not Open until Dec 25 stamped in Riding Hood Red, removed all but writing then colored with Choc Chip marker and punched out using the Designer Label punch.

Now after recreating these two works of art by Beate and MicheleTX, I was inspired to create my own card - up next.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


You may ask where do you get your ideas, or say I don't want to copy something that someone else did. That is the perfect way to fire up your own creativity. Here is a recent example.

I absolutely love just about everything that Beate makes, seriously LOVE!!! So I was all set to CASE (copy and steal everything) THIS. CASEing is fine as long as you don't take credit for the idea. So I did and here is my version, minus the Old Olive grosgrain ribbon and I colored with the Aquapainter instead of Copics.

The card base is standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The base is Chocolate Chip cardstock, topped by Riding Hood Red, Whisper White which I used the Scallop Edge punch on. Ski Slope DSP one top. I used the Photo corner punch to the top left with Baha Breeze and Whisper White cardstock topped with Antique Brass brads. I used the Small Oval punch to punch out the Choc. Chip cs, this was topped with Riding Hood Red punched 1/4" circles topped again with the Antique Brass brads.

The focal image is from the Winter Post set in the Holiday Mini, along with the Ski Slope DSP. I stamped the image with Basic Black onto Whisper White cs. Then I colored the image using my Aquapainter and ink pads. The image was then punched out using 1 3/4" circle punch. Mounted on Choc Chip cs and then four Riding Hood Red Scallop Squares. Then placed a square of Whisper White cs. I did not have any Old Olive ribbon, but I think it looks pretty good.

I'll be following this post with the next inspiration card and finally my creation.

Decor Elements

Well just in case ya'll think I've been home doing nothing I thought I would show you my Decor Elements which I put on our side door, which is the main door we use.

Now this is the Together Forever Circle Frame which is $11.95 and the Class Rr which is $3.95. I believe that is quite a bit of impact for $16. I have some more to put up and post a little later.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Close ups!

Me at home!!

Well as many of you know I am convalescing at home following surgery, I hope that I am able to go back to work next week. I'll know for sure Wednesday. But today I wanted to show you these. I will be posted close ups because this pic really doesn't do them justice.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Happy Birthday to SU!

It's just like SU!, give us a discount for their Birthday!!

Dates: October 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details:

Spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets at 20 perent off.

Item # Page # Description Retail Price 20% Off Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 CumpleaƱos genial y divertido (Spanish Big Bold Birthday)* $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.16
111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36

*Stamp sets are die cut.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Ordering now up!!!!

That's right guy, the online ordering is available. What does that mean, it means anytime you have the itch to order something ..... you can! 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week!! The online catalog is available by clicking the Shop Now button on my website. You need to create a customer account, if you go from my website, my info should be there. You can even do a search of the catalog, even so the catalog is divided up logically. So click on over there and try it out!!

PS - If you interested in one of the sets below and you have been dragging your feet, stop already. As of next monday, I will be posting them on Ebay or another online auction site. So you have until 5pm Monday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Retired Sets for Sale

Well I am cleaning out my scrap room and making way for new stuff and as a result I am selling the following:

Polka Dots & Paisley - $12

Bud Basics - $8

All In A Row - $8

Snow Flurries - $8

Headline Alpha - $20

Looks Like Spring, matching punch and 21 sheets of Spring Flowers and Spring Showers dsp. (Both sets are missing ½ sheet plus a little extra on one. - $40

Simple Type Alpha – (Upper and lower case) - $15

Collage Alpha - $12

Expressive Flexible Phrases - $25

Do The Hula - $22

Doodle Alpha - $15

Fancy Flexible Phrases - $25

Born to Ride - $40

Art of Life - $12

Mon Ami - $8

Genuine Articles - $8

Alphabits - $8

Little Layers Plus - $8

Simple Shapes - $8

Fire Brigade - $40

Gods Way - $20

Hope Is - $15

Riveting - $12

All About U - $12

Sweet of You - $8

Cowboy Kid - $30

Label Classics - $8

Birthday Whimsy - $10

Party Punch - $10

Lots of Thoughts - $12

Sweet Spot - $5

Little Pieces & Big Pieces - $30

From the Garden - $18

Sassy Suzie - $30

Year after Year - $12

Office Accoutrements - $12

For a Friend - $12

Send A Celebration - $10

Terrific Tags Too - $10

Noteworthy - $10

Alphabet Soup - $10

So Very - $8

Happy Harmony - $8

Delight in Life - $10

Say It Simply - $10

These sets will only be for sale until 9-5-08, first come first serve. Please email me if you are interested in a set.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Catties Here! and other great news

First up.... new catties are here!!!! Finally! Can't wait for you guys to see them, I will be bringing a box to work so if you are close to the office stop by and pick one up. You can order from the new catalog August 11th.

Second - a sale.... you may say already??? Yes click on the Never Before Seen sale icon to the right. It is a downloadable PDF that has all new stamp sets for sale.

Third - If you have ever thought about signing up to be demonstrator now is the time. Stampin' Up! has come up with three different kits tailored to stampers, scrapbookers and even one with the new Decor Elements. Click on the icon to the right to check it out. Not only that but you can sign up online via my Stampin' Up! website.

If you haven't seen the Decor Elements brochure check it out to the right.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

What's going on in the Stampin' Up! World???

A WHOLE LOT!!! Some of you may know we just had our 20year Convention in Salt Lake City. Lots of cool stuff and news coming from convention.

First up - SU! and Sizzix have joined forces to create some exclusive dies. SU! will start selling the Big Shotz die cut machine, if any of you have the old heavy red machine the new Big Shotz is way lighter! The Sizzix stuff will be available for you to order starting Sept 2.

Secondly - All new sets in the catalog are going to be die cut, yes die cut!! Just pop em out and mount em!! Easy Peasy!

Lets see there tons of new things!! All new designer paper - some are new color schemes using old patterns but new ones as well. New punches!! Vanilla Hodge Podge Hardware!! ummmm am I forgetting anything???? Ummm yes!! Tons of new stamp sets! I have a few of these because as demonstrators we are allowed a preorder, So I have the new in color papers and inks, Scallop border punch and Four new stamp sets!! We so need to have a get together to play!

The best for last!! Very soon you will be able to place an order on my Stampin' Up! website any time day or nite!!! How cool is that??? Of course we still need to have out get togethers so I can show you all the new stuff!! Check it out here

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Retiring Stamp Sets

Where do stamps go when they retire?? Well if the picture is anything to go by.......I wanna go too! Seriously check out the retired list, once these sets are gone they are gone!!

Retired List

Thursday, May 8, 2008

May Specials!!! Of which there are 2!!

First up we have the Cutting Combo Pack special offer:

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details:

During the month of May, buy a Cutting Mat and get a Hobby Blade for FREE!

Things to Remember:

- Customers must use the Cutting Combo Pack item number (113421) in order to receive the free Hobby Blade.

Secondly we have the Get On Board with Chipboard special:

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2008

Promotion Details:

Spend $35 on Stampin' Up! products and get 25 percent off any On Board items from the Spring-Summer Collection.

Things to Remember

- All On Board products (pages 178-179) qualify for this promotion.
Item Number Description 25% off retail price
109181 On Board Blossoms & Basics $11.21
109179 On Board Ginormous Pieces $11.21
107925 On Board Bitty Book $7.46
108495 On Board 5" x 5" Art Journal $5.21
107065 On Board Art Journal (5-3/4" x 8-3/4") $7.13
107307 On Board Accents $9.71
109182 On Board Lots of Letters $9.71
109180 On Board Simon Upper $9.71
107306 On Board Simon Lower $9.71
109192 On Board Clipboard (13" x 7-1/2") $11.96
109190 On Board Clipboard (9" x 9") $5.96
109191 On Board Clipboard (4-1/2" x 9") $4.88
110713 On Board Book Basics Large $5.96
110712 On Board Book Basics Small $4.46

Thursday, March 13, 2008

SAB ending March 17th

Its true folks Sale-A-Bration will be ending March 17th, so if you wanted to indulge and get that high ticket item.... now do it!! Why well you might get a free stamp set if you do!! That is like finding the dress you've been watching on SALE!!! Go for it!!

Here is another reason to order now, check out the Occasions Mini now! What fun Spring and Summer stuff! The papers are way to cool, they make we want to picnic! :)

Friday, February 29, 2008

Another piece

This card is what I pictured when I first saw the layout in Simple Scrapbooks. Then Beate posted a tutorial on SCS and BAM!! That got my MOJO going! Well enough blathering, here ya go! I used Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Fabulous Flowers stamp set, Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Versamark and WW craft ink. The green twill is from the Jersey ribbon originals pack. Check out the SplitCoastStampers tutorial here

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Inspiration Found!

I was flipping through the latest issue of Simple Scrapbooks and found this layout.

Which inspired the layout above which I absolutely LOVE!!!!
Love SS for the inspiration. I used Sahara Sand, Ruby Red and Ginger Blossom DSP. Acetate which I distressed with WW craft ink and embellished with rubons from the Urban West pack. I colored photo turns, brads and jumbo eyelets with WW craft ink. Stamped "Dare to be Fabulous" with WW craft ink using the Fabulous Flowers stamp set. The ribbon is from Fairy Tale ribbon originals. And that Fabulous child is my granddaughter Sam.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at the scrapbook class I have been getting ready. The class uses primarily the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' kit with a few extras to make 12 - 12x12 layouts. That is right 6 double layouts. I want to have the class at the end of March/ beginning of April. I will let you know when the exact date.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Want to be a demo??

Ever thought about it? Now is the perfect time to sign up. During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $47.95--from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection! Plus, new demonstrator recruits get 20 percent off the Demonstrator Starter Kit--over $350 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies for only $159!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website for more information about this great company and its products.

It's as easy as pie, even if you never order another thing. This is a fantastic deal. Check out what you get here.


It's that time again, yours and my favorite time of the year!! It's time to Sale-A-Brate.
When you place your order for $50 (before taxes and shipping) you get to pick one of the fabulous sets available here. Check out those sets and the fabulous rub ons and get your orders ready. Want more than one? Order $100. Want them all? Order $300. Call me or email today to place your order.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Valentines' Day Special

Jan 2 - Jan 31 2008

January is a sweet time at Stampin' Up! In addition to a brand-new catalog full of stamping and crafting treats, we have two very special offers we know you'll love.

Make quick and cute Valentine projects for your loved ones using our exclusive Valentine's Day Bundle and receive a free spool of Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Hold a workshop of $350 or more and choose any one stamp set from our Spring-Summer Preview Brochure 2008 FREE (up to a $29.95 value!)!

Item # Description Price

111089 Happy Heart day stamp set $20.95

109052 Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $7.95

102757 Medium Cellophane bags $4.50

109056 Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon FREE


11903 Valentines' Day Bundle $33.40 (a $41.35 value)

Contact your demonstrator today to place your order. And don't forget to use the special bundle item number 111903 to receive your free ribbon!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Spring Summer Catalog online!!

Now you can all see what I've been drooling over for the last 2 weeks! Let me know when and where to deliver you catty! Spring-Summer Catalog

Don't forget to book now for Sale-A-Bration from Feb 1 to March 17 th. Some cute sets including one that coordinates with the scallop punch. they also have Rub-Ons - 4 sheets that coordinate with one of the other sets. Be watching your mail for your SAB catty.