Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thank You Gift Set

I made this gift set for someone at Christmas. I used Bella Bleu designer paper (page 162 in the catalog) for the first time as well as my Big Shot (I love that machine). It is hard to tell but the butterflies and flower have blue rhinestone brads in the center. If you click on each card you will be able to see a close up. The first picture is the box I made to put the cards and envelopes into. I used the same paper on the inside of my pen. Thank you for visiting!!

More Fancy Favor Boxes

I know that Christmas has come and gone but just wanted to share these little bags I made to put Xmas candy in. I made them very quickly and if I had more time I would have "decorated" the fronts. The red one uses flocked paper which you can still purchase but only until January 4th. It could even be used on a Valentines Day card. The paper can be found on page 21 in the Holiday Mini catalog. If you would like to purchase it, email me or visit my Stampin' Up website.

The new Occasions Mini catalog goes live on January 5th. There are so many new items!! It is very exciting!! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fancy Favor Treat Bag

I made this little bag yesterday using the Stampin' Up! Bigz XL Fancy Favor die. I've had it for a few months but this was the first time I used it. It is made with Merry Moments Designer paper. I made the handle out of cardstock and attached it using my Crop-A-Dile, which by the way, is a very fun little gadget! The bag is stuffed with York Peppermint patties. YUM!

Saturday, December 12, 2009


Here is a card that was pretty quick and easy using the Dasher stamp which is on the very last page of the Idea Book and Catalog. I also used Christmas Cocoa Designer Series paper in the Holiday Mini Catalog. If you like this paper, you can only order it until January 4th! I'm not sure if you can see the Dazzling Diamonds on Dasher's antlers but if you click on the image, you will be able to see it close up! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales

Today begins the 12 Days of Holiday Sales! Click HERE to see what is on sale! The sale continues until December 22nd.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Clear Mount Stamps!

On January 5th you will be able to order from the NEW Occasions Mini Catalog where you will find clear mount stamps for sale from Stampin' Up! You will now have the option of these stamps as well as wood ones. As a demonstrator I am able to preorder from the catalog. My new clear mount stamps will arrive tomorrow and I can't wait to try them out! If you've ordered from me before, you will receive the mini catalog in the mail. There are so many new and exciting items including new punches with a brand new design!

If you would like to place an order, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Pretty Snowflakes

I love this card and I have to say that it looks much better in person! If you click on it, you can see the Dazzling Diamonds and its sparkly effect! I completely and totally copied this from Dawn Griffith. To see her post and video, click here. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Christmas Greetings
Ink: Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Paper: Bashful Blue and Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Whisper White Organza ribbon, 2 way glue pen

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Here is a variation of a card I posted on September 30th.

I'm Back

It feels good to be posting again. My dad passed away on October 2nd. Losing my father has been one of the hardest things I've had to deal with. His health had been declining for quite some time but imagining life without him was something I just pushed away because it was too hard to deal with. Life won't be the same without my wonderful father. It has been hard to get back into stamping but I am ready. I hope to start creating and posting real soon. Thank you for visiting!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deals of the Week

Deals of the Week are back and these punches are on sale! They are normally $15.99 but you can purchase them each for $10.99 until October 12th. I've only had my blog for a few months and haven't yet figured out how to have these images side by side! To see all of our promotions on my Stampin’ Up! website, click here.

If you would like to place an order or host a workshop please email me!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thinking of You

I just finished making this card tonight. I got a chance to use my Big Shot and that is always fun. I found the inspiration for this card on Patty Bennett’s site but the card was actually made by Barb Thomas. If you would like to see the original, click here and scroll down. I knew that I wanted to use different colors and you wouldn't believe how long it took me to decide what colors I wanted and what went together. I'm happy with it and think I would like to try some other combinations as well. I love the Stampin' Up! punches and you will find that I always use at least one for every project I do. For this card I actually used four of them!

Here are the supplies I used:

Paper: Garden Green, Lovely Lilac and Brilliant Blue cardstock, Flock Together Designer Series Paper

Ink: Basic Black Classic

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories: Scallop Oval punch, Trio Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Eyelet Border punch, Big Shot machine, Sizzlits Little Leaves, Sizzix Embosslits Simple Flower, gold brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Snail adhesive

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please feel free to email me! You can also visit my Stampin' Up! website (the link is below). You'll be able to see our current promotions! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 21, 2009

Matchbook Gift Card Holder

I just finished making this card tonight and am going to give it to a friend for her birthday tomorrow. I saw this idea at Andrea Walford’s site. She has so many wonderful ideas on her site and I check it daily. I made a few minor changes to the card but if you would like to see her version as well as a video tutorial, visit Andrea’s site here.

This card is supposed to resemble a matchbook, don’t know if you can tell by the pictures. There are two staples at the bottom but I covered those because I didn’t want to stamp my sentiment directly on the cardstock. I used an envelope inside to place the gift card into.

I have to prepare for my parent conferences so I will post the supplies for my card tomorrow. Click here if you would like to place a Stampin’ Up! order!
Here are the supplies I used:
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Pink Passion cardstock, Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes
Ink: Basic Black Classic
Accessories: Stampin' Write pens: Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Real Red, Modern Label punch, Heart to Heart punch, Eyelet Border punch, Large pewter eyelets, Sticky strip, small glue dots, pink brads, 1/4 inch Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The new Holiday Mini Catalog is available today. If you are a customer of mine you should be receiving one in the mail any day now. I was able to send you one through Stampin' Up! but they have alerted demonstrators that they are experiencing problems getting them mailed out but that they are on the way. There are some exciting new items! To see some of our new promotions and products, click here and it will take you to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I finally have a card to share! The school year started three weeks ago and have just not had a moment to sit down and stamp. I actually had part of this card made months ago and finally finished it! I used the Big Shot Top Note Die and cut two pieces, one in blue and one in the Tea Party DSP (I love this paper and keep coming back to it). Then I trimmed the Tea Party paper so that the Ballet Blue would show through. A few accesories and I finished my card!

The Holiday Mini Catalog will be making its debut in a few weeks. Lots of fun new things! If you've ordered from me, you should be receiving it in the mail!

If you would like to host a workshop, email me and we can set a date! Thanks for visiting!

Stamp Set: Great Friend

Ink: Brilliant Blue Classic Ink

Paper: DSP Tea Party, Ballet Blue and So Saffron cardstock

Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Top Note Die, 5/8 inch Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Growth Chart Special Offer

This promotion also begins today and will continue until September 30, 2009. If you purchase the brand-new Decor Elements Growth Chart, which is only available until September 30, you will receive as an added bonus, a free applicator tool with your purchase (a $1.95 value). If you would like to place an order, click here. If you would like more information, please email me!

New Promotions!

The Growing Up Promotion begins today and continues until August 31, 2009.

Spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing Up section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (pages 74-90) and receive a FREE package of Designer buttons--a $7.95 value! Eligible buttons are on page 181 of the catalog. You can choose from: Playground Designer Buttons, Sherbet Designer Buttons or Button Latte Designer Buttons!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Deal of the Week

The Deal of the Week is the Heart to Heart punch. It is normally 15.99 but this week, until July 31, it is $10.99! Click here for more information!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Deal of the Week

The Deal of the Week is Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware on page 178 in the new catalog. This is on sale until July 26th. It is normally $39.95 but is on sale this week for $18.99! Click here if you would like to place a Stampin’ Up! order!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Stampin' Dimensionals Winner

The winner of the Stampin' Dimensionals is Jen Amaro! I will send them right out to you! Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Another Cottage Wall Card

Here's another card using the same Cottage Wall paper. I used my Scallop Circle punch and then took the paper-piercing tool and poked holes around it. Again, the colors are not showing up very vibrant. I purchased a new light, an OTT light. Supposedly (hopefully) it will really show off the colors of my cards when I take pictures of them. I bought it and then found that it was much cheaper online. So, I am returning the one I bought at the store and waiting patiently for the other one to arrive. It shipped yesterday but shouldn't arrive until the 25th. Geez, that is a long time in the mailing system! Hope you have a good Friday!

Stamp Set: Great Friend

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Accessories: 1 3/8 inch circle punch, Eyelet border punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, Paper-piercing tool, Snail adhesive

Monday, July 13, 2009

Free Pack of Stampin Dimensionals

Did the title catch your attention? Next week I will choose one person to win a pack of Stampin' Dimensionals. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog. For each comment that you leave, you'll earn one ticket. I'll draw a name on Monday (which just happens to be my daughter's birthday) and announce the winner! Be sure to check back and see if you've won!

Cottage Wall

This card was made using one of our new designer paper packs called Cottage Wall. It is actually hard to see in this picture how vibrant the colors really are. I'm addicted to Stampin' Up! punches and use at least one in every card I do. The butterfly is from the Great Friend stamp set and I have to say it is one of my favorites!

Hope your week is going well!

Stamp Sets: Great Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Whisper White cardstock

Ink: Rich Razzleberry classic ink

Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, Snail adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

Deal of the Week

Square Fire Rhinestone Brads are the Deal of the Week. They are normally $10.95 but from July 13-19, they are $6.99, over 30% off the regular price.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week

The Deal of the Week is the Big Shot Doctor's Bag. It is normally $69.95 but is on sale this week for $49.99! I've been eyeing this bag myself to carry my Big Shot around. Click here if you would like to place an order or email me if you have any questions!

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Another card for my box using the new Razzleberry Lemonade paper. If you click on any of the pictures, you can see what they look like close up. Hope you are having a great Sunday!
Stamp Set: Great Friend
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (DSP), Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Ink: Classic black
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Small oval punch, Scallop oval punch

Saturday, July 4, 2009

First Card for the Box

Here is the first card for the box I made yesterday. I used the Big Shot Top Note die. It is hard to see what a pretty color the cardstock is. I need to get a different light so that the pictures will appear more true to color. Hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July!!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade (DSP)

Ink: Classic Black

Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Modern Label punch, Word Window punch, gold brads

Friday, July 3, 2009

Card Box

This is a box that I will use for 4-5 cards and envelopes. It measures 4 1/2 x 6 inches with a depth of about 3/4 inch. It has a flap at one of the shorter ends. I've used products from the new catalog as well as the scallop border punch which is the Deal of the Week! I am now off to work on the cards!

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry

Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade

Ink: Classic black

Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8 inch Circle punch, Paper-piercing tool, Rich Razzleberry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, snail adhesive


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rewards Card

I am beginning a program that will allow you to earn a free punch ($15.95 value). There are 42 different punches to choose from in our new catalog! Every time you place an order I will punch your rewards card. When your purchases equal $300.00 (not including postage and handling or tax), you will have earned your free punch. I will keep track of your purchases for you and email you when you have reached your goal! Only new customers in the months of June and July are eligible for this offer. If you would like to see the punches that we offer, visit my website: http://www.teacherstamper.stampinup.net/

Birthday Card

On this card I've used ribbon from our new catalog. It is one of the new In Colors called Melon Mambo. It is very pretty and bright!
Stamp Set: On Your Birthday
Paper: Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Whisper White
Ink: Classic Black
Pens: Stampin' Write markers: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Melon Mambo Polka Dot ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Scallop oval punch, Small oval punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, uni-ball Signo Gel Pen


This is an exciting day! You will be able to order from the new catalog at 11:00 (for those of us in California). Stampin' Up is updating their website as I write this and will be ready for business at noon Mountain Time. The new catalog is beautiful and there are many new items.

Stampin' Up! has announced that each week in July there will be a special buy. I will post that in a few hours! I also hope to have some new projects to post very soon. I have been busy cleaning my house and haven't been able to stamp like I want to!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ordering From Stampin' Up!

There are several ways to order Stampin' Up! products! You can invite your friends over and host a workshop in your home. If you want to see certain techniques demonstrated, just let me know. Once your workshop sales total $150 (minus tax and shipping/handling), you are eligible for hostess benefits. You'll receive a hostess gift and free merchandise totaling $15.00. Click here to see the hostess benefits chart. If you decide to have a workshop, I will give you a copy of the brand new catalog which debuts on July 1st (the Idea Book and Catalog retails for $9.95).

Another way is to simply go to my Stampin' Up! website and place your order. If your sales reach $150, you are also eligible for the hostess benefits! Your order will ship directly to your home. If you choose to order online, be sure to go to my website. If you go directly to the Stampin' Up! website, the prices are a bit higher.

Or if you prefer, you can email me and I will place your order for you!

Post-It Note Holder and Pen

This is a post-it note holder that I made using an acrylic photo holder. I used our Designer Series paper and rolled it up inside the Pentel pen. Isn't it cute?

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: Classic Almost Amethyst
Paper: Tea Party DSP, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: paper piercer, scallop circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, RSVP Pentel pen, 4x6 acrylic photo holder

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Another Matchbox Box

Here is another box. This picture gives you a better sense that it is a box. Good feedback from my husband! I would have put this at the end of the earlier post but couldn't figure out how to do that!

Stamp Set: Short and Sweet
Ink: Classic Black
Paper: Flock Together Designer Paper, So Saffron cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Stampin' Up! Matchbox die, Stampin' Dimensionals

Big Shot Matchbox Die

This box was made using the Big Shot Matchbox die. This is a die exclusive to Stampin' Up! I put a piece of candy inside but there are so many different ways that this box can be used!

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Paper: Tea Party Designer Series Paper, Almost Amethyst cardstock
Ink: Classic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Matchbox die, gold brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Simple Card

This is a quick and simple card that I made using Stampin' Up products.

Stamp set: Short and Sweet
Ink: Classic Black
Paper: Tea Party (Designer Series Paper), Certainly Celery cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Big Shot, Top Note die, Stampin' Dimensionals

To place an order, click the link: http://www.teacherstamper.stampinup.net/

Friday, June 12, 2009

My First Post!

The purpose of my blog will be to post my stamping projects. It might take some time to figure out how to do this!