Friday, November 30, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree

I'm visiting my two month old granddaughter this week and enjoying every single minute!! Before I left home I made enough cards to post each day but I've had trouble finding the time to actually post! I can't seem to tear myself away from her!!

My card today uses the same layout as the gingerbread card from several days ago but the orientation is different. I topped the Christmas tree with a star using the silver glimmer paper. Can you see the little pearls on the tree?

Look at this cute little face!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snow Much Fun

Today I have another card using the stamp set, Snow Much Fun, which is 50% OFF. Tomorrow is the last day to get this cute set at such a bargain! Yesterday I mentioned that our Rhinestones are also on sale but the supply is very low and they will go on backorder soon. You can see all of the sale items at my online store:

Thanks for stopping by!!


Snow Much Fun W-122560 C-122562
Petite Pairs W-122495 C-122497
Cardstock: Marina Mist 119682, Night of Navy 100867, Very Vanilla 101650
Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder 116824
5/8 inch Crochet Trim 118481
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003
Word Window punch 119857
Modern Label punch 119849
Night of Navy stamp pad 126970
Watercolor Wonder crayons Subtles 119802, Brights 119804
Blender pens 102845
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint 116806
Stamping Sponges 101610

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gingerbread Monday


I love this card! The colors are so vibrant together and it really puts me in the holiday mood. The gingerbread men are popped up with dimensionals and their rhinestone buttons give them some glitz!

There are only a few days left before the Online Extravaganza prices go away!!! Be sure to check out all of the great sale products at my online store:


Snow Festival DSP
Gumball Green cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Scallop Squares Duo Bigz die
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad
Large Oval punch
Scallop Oval punch
Petite Pairs stamp set
Scentsational Season stamp set
Holiday Collection Framelits
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Season's Greetings

I love this snowman! This card was made with so many products that are on sale right now during the Online Extravaganza!

My snowman is from the set Snow Much Fun. It is 50% off!
My background was made with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. It's 25% off!
My greeting is from More Merry Messages and it is 25% off!
Rhinestone Basic Jewels are 30% off!

I used our watercolor crayons and my blender pen to color my cute snowman. You can't see it in the picture but I sprayed the card with Champagne Mist which is a beautiful overall effect!

If you would like to purchase any of these items, you can visit my online store at or email me with your order:

Have a wonderful Saturday!!

Snow Much Fun W-122560 C-122562
More Merry Messages W-126400 C-126402
Northern Flurry Embossing Folder 120902
Cherry Cobbler cardstock 119685
Whisper White cardstock 100730
Staz-on 101406
Watercolor Crayons: Neutrals-119805 Brights-119804 Regals-119803
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
Shimmer Paint - Champagne Mist 116806
Cherry Cobbler Stampin Pad 126966
Blender pens 102845
Silver Glimmer Paper 124005
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack 118309

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Today I have another Tri-fold Shutter card for you.  I used the same beautiful paper as the one HERE but I switched around the panels.  My cute little reindeer inside is from the set Jolly Bingo Bits.  There are so many different images in this set and I have definitely used it quite frequently in the last month! My sentiment was cut out with the Apothecary Accents Framelits and sponged with Gumball Green. This card would also be cute with photographs on some of the panels.  The beauty of this card is that it folds up and is the same size as a traditional card. 

Take Care,

Delightful Dozen W- 122650   C-122652
Jolly Bingo Bits W- 120857 C- 121187
More Merry Messages W -126400    C - 126402
Very Vanilla Cardstock 12x12   #124301
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Gumball Green cardstock  # 126840
Be of Good Cheer DSP  # 126896
Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad #100908
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad #126966
Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052
Stampin' Trimmer #126889
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003

Visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for in my life, but I am especially thankful for my wonderful family and friends!!! What are you thankful for in your life?

Tomorrow is the BIGGEST shopping day of the year!!! Wouldn't it be fun to shop from your home??? Check out our Online Extravaganza sales flyer for the crafters in your life (or yourself) and shop at my online store! Aren't sure what to get for the person who is just starting out as a stamper? Email me and I'd be happy to make some suggestions!!
Enjoy your day!

Download the Online Extravaganza flyer HERE.
Visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.
Email me any questions you might have!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Snow Swirled

Today I have a card that was inspired by Sandi MacIver over at Stamping and Blogging. I think this card is pretty but it is lacking something.  Sandi used Snowflake Soiree and I think that set just gives  a better overall effect (at the time I made this card, I didn't have Snowflake Soiree).  The snowflake images are bigger and stand out more, although some may like a card that is softer, like this one.  After embossing my images onto my Shimmery White cardstock, I sponged on Baja Breeze and then, Not Quite Navy.  Then I stamped more images with Not Quite Navy. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for perfect placement of my greeting!

Day 3 of the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!!  Download the flyer for all of the items on sale, HERE.   Check out all the details and my ordering special here!

Today is my birthday - another year older!  I think I should go out and have some fun!! Have a great day!

Take Care,

Snow Swirled  W- #111690  C - #127799
Delightful Dozen W - #122650  C - #122652
Baja Breeze Stampin' Pad #126960
Not Quite Navy Stampin' Pad #126971
Shimmery White cardstock #101910
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Not Quite Navy cardstock #126971
White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Stamping Sponges #101610
Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

You can order these supplies and/or items from the Online Extravaganza, at my Stampin' Up! online store!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Great Time to Join Stampin' Up!

Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up?  With all of the promotions going on right now, it is a great time to join the Stampin' Up family!! You can join for the discount or start up your own business.  If you join before November 28th, you will be able to add Online Extravagaza SALE items to your starter kit!  You'll also receive TEN free stamp pads!  The Starter Kit is RISK FREE!!! Watch the video below for more details!

Thanks for stopping by!


For $99, you can purchase your Starter Kit and then choose $125 worth of products, risk free!!! 
Join my team:
Visit my blog for paper crafting ideas:


As promised, I have another card for you using many of the same supplies that I used on my card yesterday.  The sentiment, Believe, is included in the set Snowflake Soiree. I don't think I'm finished with this set or the colors! I have an idea brewing for another card!

Have you checked out all of the items on sale during the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza??  Look at the flyer HERE.  If you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card or any of the our SALE products, you can email me or go directly to my online store!  Have a great day!


Snowflake Soiree C - #127925 W - #127922
Jolly Bingo Bits C - #121187    W- #120857
Elegant Eggplant cardstock #105126
Marina Mist cardstock #119682
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Versamark #102283
White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Pad #126969
Marina Mist Stampin' Pad #126962
Stamping Sponges #101610
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint #116806
Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

Monday, November 19, 2012

Big Shot on SALE Today!

If you've thought about buying a Big Shot, TODAY IS THE DAY!! Today, only, the Big Shot is on sale 20%!!! If you purchase it from me, I will send you 5 homemade cards to give you some immediate ideas to get you started (to receive your 5 beautiful cards, you MUST order from my Stampin' Up! website or you can email me your order!!) I love my Big Shot and use it on most cards that I make. I especially love using the embossing folders!
There are two more items on sale 20%, today only!! The Doctor's Bag which is a great bag to store your Big Shot or any of your crafting supplies, AND the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate! Check out the flyer HERE for the prices of the Big Shot, Diagonal Plate and Doctor' Bag as well as many more sale items, some at 50%!!! 
This is the BEST time to join the Stampin' Up! family. You can join RISK FREE!  You can get all of the benefits for at least 5 months to see if you LOVE it!!  Here's how it works:  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and pick out $125 worth of products that YOU want from the Stampin' Up! catalog!  Yes, anything you want, even that Big Shot you've been eyeing!  And you know what, if you do it today, you will be able to pick out the Big Shot at the SALE price as well as all of the other items on the Online Extravaganza flyer!  PLUS, we also have another promotion going on and you will receive TEN free ink pads from one of the color families absoulutely FREE!! There truly is no obligation to try the Starter Kit!  If you have more questions, please email me or go directly to my Stampin' Up! website to sign up and join my team!!
Have a great day!


Season's Greetings

I wasn't sure if I was going to like these colors together but I love them!  I used Marina Mist and Elegant Eggplant.  My inspiration came from Catherine Pooler who brayered a card  with these colors but I sponged my color onto Whisper White cardstock.  First, I used my new stamp set, Snowflake Soiree (LOVE IT) and stamped the snowflakes with Versamark. My smallest snowflake on the greeting is from the set Jolly Bingo Bits.  I sprinkled white embossing powder and heated it up with my heat tool.  I never get tired of watching the magic happen when I emboss!!! After embossing, I sponged Marina Mist using a circular motion all over my card.  Then I came in with the Elegant Eggplant. When I was done, I took a tissue and wiped over the top of the card. The embossing resists the ink but I had to wipe away the extra ink sitting on top of the embossed images.   I did my greeting in the same way.  I was afraid the Elegant Eggplant was a bit too dark on the greeting but I like it! I made another one that I will post tomorrow with the same colors but it is a bit different. I misted my card with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed in a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol) and it glitters beautifully in person. 

The ONLINE EXTRAVAGANA starts today!!!  If you didn't get a chance to see my post on Saturday, check out all the details, HERE.  You can also download a flyer of all the items on sale!  Today ONLY, you can get the Big Shot 20% off.  I LOVE my Big Shot.  Be sure to also check out my ordering special!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Snowflake Soiree  C - #127925    W - #127922
Jolly Bingo Bits C -121187   W - 120857
More Merry Messages C - #126402    W- #126400
Elegant Eggplant cardstock #105126
Marina Mist cardstock #119682
Whisper White cardstock #100730
Versamark #102283
White Embossing Powder #109132
Heat Tool #129053
Decorative Label punch #120907
Elegant Eggplant Stampin' Pad #126969
Marina Mist Stampin' Pad #126962
Stamping Sponges #101610
5/8 inch Organza Ribbon #114319
Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint #116806
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

You can order your supplies at my Stampin' Up! online store!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

My First Video!

Today I have my first video for you! I am VERY NERVOUS about the whole thing but what is it they say, you grow when you jump out of your comfort zone? Well I'm definitely out of my comfort zone!! For those of you who follow my blog, I've been talking about this for a long time. I am so happy that I've finally done it and I know that my videos will just keep getting better.  The video is about two minutes long but you wouldn't believe how many takes it took! Hours and hours!! Good grief! I can laugh at it now!

I decided that my first video would be to show you how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig (#101049).  This is a tool that I had for a LONG time before I started using it on a regular basis (just recently). It really is a great tool for perfect placement of stamped images.  I hope the video helps you if you've been intimidated to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig!  You can find it on page 7 in the 2012-2013 SU! catalog.  Also check out page 37 for written directions.

Thanks for stopping by!


You can order 24/7 at my Stampin' Up! online store! Just click here!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Biggest Sale of the Year!

It's time for the biggest sale of the year! From Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 28th, Stampin' Up! will be having its biggest online sale of the year! In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of the Online Extravaganza. You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. (Sorry for the small print below - I'm having difficulties getting it to display correctly with a larger font).

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)

Retail Price
Sale Price
Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
Clear Block Storage Caddy
Stack & Store Caddy

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA FLYER! Some items will be on sale at a savings of 50%!!
There are two ways to place an order:  go directly to my Stampin' Up! online store or email me and I will place the order for you!
Ordering Special (offer only good from November 19, 2012 - November 28, 2012)**:  If you place your order ($35.00 minimum) through me during the Online Extravaganza (November 19, 2012 - November 28, 2012), you will receive a free package of Stampin' Dimensionals!  There are two ways to order: 
1.  Go to my online store , place your order (minimum $35) and I will mail your Stampin' Dimensionals to you!  Please be sure you are placing your order on my Stampin' Up! website (my name will be in the upper right hand corner).  I cannot honor this special unless you order from my site.
2.  Email me your order.  Include your address, phone number and credit card information (number, name on card, and expiration date).  When I place your order, I will include your free package of Stampin' Dimensionals. and it will arrive with the rest of your order.  Please rest assured that your information will be safe with me. If you would prefer, I can call you for your credit card information, just be sure to indicate this in your email.
Be sure to download the Online Extravaganza flyer (see the link above) and get your wish list started! 
Just a few more details:
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion but if you would like to receive my ordering special, you must have a minimum $35 order.
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 

  • Let the shopping begin!!!  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

    Tomorrow I will be posting my first video!


    **  This offer is only valid for residents of the U.S.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

    Another announcement today! Stampin' Up! is offering  the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine from Sizzix that is used in conjunction with our embossing folders.  It is not a die cutting machine but is a neat little machine that can sit right beside you on your crafting table while you emboss away.  They only have 4,000 available and it is only while supplies last!!!  There are two purchasing options, you can buy it separately or with two embossing folders.  Click on the flyer for more information and watch the video!  You can order it from my SU! online store at:   I just ordered one! Get yours while supplies last!

    Texture Boutique Bundle
    Item 132700
    $39.95 (a $45.85 value)
    • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
    • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
    • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
    Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
    Item 132657
    • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim


    FREE Stampin' Up! App

    Yesterday Stampin' Up! released a brand new app called Simply Sent! You can create an e-card and send it via email or post it on Facebook! Here's one I made in just a few minutes and sent to my daughter. It's so much fun and its FREE!! Download it today from iTunes or the App Store and let me know what you think!! (You can download it onto your iPad even though its an iPhone app).


    - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    Elf Shoes

    How cute are these??  I just love this card! His shoes were made using the Top Note Die in the Big Shot! After I cut the shape out, I cut it horizontally in half and then in half vertically so I ended up with four pieces. I used the Ornament punch as well as the 3/4 inch Circle punch to shape them into elf shoes!  The tops of his shoes were made with Glimmer paper and the 1/2 Circle punch.  Don't these shoes put a smile on your face and put you in the holiday mood?

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Petite Pairs:  W – 122495   C- 122497
    Jolly Bingo Bits:  W – 120857    C – 121187
    Real Red Cardstock: 102482
    Gumball Green cardstock:  126840
    Whisper White cardstock:  100730
    Polka Dot Parade DSP:  126902
    Gumball Green Stampin’ Pad: 126949
    Real Red Stampin’ Pad: 126949
    Real Red 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon:  119251
    Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder:  116824
    Silver Glimmer Paper: 124005
    ½ inch Circle Punch:  119869
    Top Note Die:  113463
    Ornament Punch: 119847
    ¾ inch Circle punch: 119873

    If you would like to purchase any of these products, visit my online Stampin' Up! store:

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Watercolor Winter Ornaments

    Another card today from my card class on Friday. I stamped the pine needles using the stamp set, Watercolor Winter.  Some of the pine needles look lighter because I stamped off on my grid paper several times before stamping on my card.  I used my 2-way glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds (glitter) to the pine needles.  I love the sparkle!  Each ornament is popped up with dimensionals. Did you notice the Silver Glimmer paper at the very top of each ornament? My inspiration for this card came from Stamping and Blogging, a new online site with great ideas to get my creative juices flowing!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    More Merry Messages: W – 126400   C - 126402     
    Ornament Keepsakes W- 128048  C- 128051
    Watercolor Winter   W-1129724   C-129727
    Holiday Ornaments Framelits:  127816
    Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad: 126966
    Old Olive Stampin’ Pad: 126593
    Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine:  123125
    Dazzling Diamonds glitter: 102023
    Silver Glimmer Paper: 124005

    You can order any of these products at my online store:

    Monday, November 12, 2012

    Another Stamp a Stack Card

    Today I have another card that we made on Friday night.  This type of card is called a Tri-Fold Shutter.  We used the Be of Good Cheer DSP. I especially like the red and white paper on the side panels.  My little gingerbread man came from the set Jolly Bingo Bits.  There are so many different stamps in this set!  Another nice thing about this card is that it folds up and fits inside a regular sized envelope.

    Thank you for stopping by!

    More Merry Messages  W- 126400 C-126402
    Jolly Bingo Bits  W- 120857   C- 121187
    Petite Pairs  W- 122495   C- 122497
    Very Vanilla Cardstock 12x12  124301
    Whisper White cardstock   100730
    Gumball Green cardstock   126840
    Be of Good Cheer DSP   126896
    2 3/8 Scallop Circle punch   118874
    Scallop Oval Punch   119856
    Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad  100908
    Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad  126966

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

    Santa Card

    We made this at my Stamp a Stack last night.  We made four different cards and three of each design.  It was a fun evening!! In the next few days I will show the other three cards we made!  I'm off to go create more cards!  Have a great Saturday!


    More Merry Messages
    Basic Black, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    Silver Glimmer Paper
    Real Red Stampin' Pad
    1 3/8 inch Square Punch
    1 inch Square Punch
    1/2 inch Circle Punch
    Apothecary Accents Framelits

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    Old Olive Thank You

    Here's another version of my card from yesterday.  My colors are the same but this time I mounted my paper onto Old Olive and put the pieces in different places.  You can have many different cards just by changing up the colors and placement!

    I have a Stamp a Stack class tonight and I am really looking forward to it.  I enjoy sitting around a table and stamping with friends! I will post the cards we made next week!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!


    Ordering online is easy!  Visit my Stampin' Up site to order online or email me!

    Stamps:  French Foliage, Curly Cute
    Paper:  Old Olive
    Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard
    Big Shot Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

    Thursday, November 8, 2012

    Thank You

    Last week I needed several thank you cards so I made them very similar but different.  I stamped my white paper pretty much the same but I changed each card up with different colors of cardstock. This one uses Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  The set is French Foliage, which I never get tired of using.  I hope my recipient enjoyed the card! I'll post another one tomorrow!  Enjoy your day!

    Thanks for stopping by!


    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

    Thinking of You

    Today I have another card for you that we made at my Hostess Clubs last week.  I think this card is so pretty in person!  The leaves were embossed with clear embossing powder using the large flower in Betsy's Blossoms.  I learned this technique at the Stampin' Up! Conference from our co-founder Shelli Gardner (stamping an image with a stamp and then cutting it out with a different punch or die).  Then I used my Autumn Accents die, cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals.  Several of my stamp club attendees commented that they they liked the size of the card (7 x 3 1/4)! I too enjoy a card that isn't the traditional size.  My greeting is from Sweet Essentials.
    If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to comment below or email me.  Thanks for choosing to stop by today!!

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    Greetings of the Season

    Today is Election Day!  I voted last week (I actually always do an absentee ballot). 
    I love this card!  Normally I don't care for a card that is all one color of cardstock but this one is so pretty in Crumb Cake.  I think the little bit of glitter on the pine needles finishes the card perfectly!  I visited Dawn Olchefske's site and just had to CASE her card.  I have a few minor changes.  I passed this stamp set up - Watercolor Winter - but it is fast becoming a favorite of mine!  The stamp set that I used for my sentiment is Greetings of the Season. (Oops, sometimes even after editing numerous times we don't see mistakes until we've read something the tenth time!  I meant to say that Watercolor Winter "didn't speak to me" at first but after seeing so many beautiful cards made with it, I just had to have it!!)
    Thank you for stopping by!  If you have any questions, please let me know!!

    Monday, November 5, 2012

    Christmas Cheer

    The Stampin' Up! catalog is filled with card ideas!  We made this card at both of my Hostess Clubs this week  I found it on page 14 in the Holiday catalog but made a few changes - can you tell what they are?  It is a beautiful card, especially with the silver glimmer paper. If you are short on inspiration, take a look at the catalog! 
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jolly Bingo Bits    W- 120857  $37.95   C-121187  $26.95
    Sweet Essentials W-126455 $19.95 C-126457 $14.95
    Cardstock $6.95: Gumball Green (126840), Certainly Celery (105125), Cherry Cobbler (119685)
    Whisper White cardstock (100730) $8.50
    Gumball Green Stampin’ Pad (126861) $5.95
    Festival of Prints DSP (126904) $6.95
    Snow Flurry Bigz Die (127813) $21.95
    Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) $4.95
    Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (123125) $2.95
    Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) $3.95
    Large Pearls (125577) $4.95
    Basic Pearls (119247) $4.95
     My Stampin' Up! online store:

    Friday, November 2, 2012

    The New Stampin' Trimmer is Here

    The new Stampin' Trimmer is now available to order!! Check out this video to see all of the wonderful features of this trimmer. It is $29.95 (126889) and can be found on page 180 in the catalog! If you would like to order one, visit my Stampin' Up! website!


    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Incredible OFFER

    What a perfect time to join the Stampin' Up! family!  You can purchase a RISK-FREE Starter Kit for $99 and choose $125 worth of products that YOU want!  PLUS, you will get TEN free ink pads in the color collection of your choice (Neutrals excluded)!  This promotion is for the person who just wants to get discounted Stampin' Up! products OR someone who is interested in beginning a business.  If you are tempted by this offer, email me with your list of questions!!  It really is risk-free and it will give you chance to see all of the benefits of being in the Stampin' Up! family!!! Email me today!