Thursday, January 31, 2013

12" X 12" Early Espresso Album Available While Supplies Last!

The 12" x 12" Early Espresso Album (item 127685) must make an early exit. Stampin' Up!s supplier will not be able to continue to produce this product without a significant cost increase. They have ultimately decided to discontinue this album.  The supply is running low, so order yours now!

Thinking of You Again, Friend

Are you ready for one more idea using the stamp Just Thinking, one of the new stamps in the Spring Catalog?  My inspiration to use panels came from a card I saw on Angie Juda's blog.  You could change it up and use strips of Designer Series Paper instead of embossed card stock.  It is a little hard to tell in the picture but I did stamp the image twice and then used my circle punch to cut out the center.  Using dimensionals pops it up and gives it a great effect!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time for a Celebration!

Yes, it is time to celebrate because it is Sale-a-bration time!!  It's that time of the year when you can earn free products for every $50 you spend!! Woo hoo!!

The inspiration for my card came from Maggie Patterson.  In December she had a card like this using a Christmas theme.  I thought it was so cute and knew I wanted to try making my own card.  Can you see the little slot for the gift card on the left hand side?  We made this at my Customer Extravaganza and it was definitely a hit!!  The base of my card is 11 x 4 ¼ and I scored it at 2 ½ and 5 ½.  I used the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper.  Tonight I ordered the Oh, Whale stamp set and the Happy Whale Clearlits.  I think they will be so cute with this paper.  Can't wait until my order arrives! AND to receive my free Sale-a-bration product because my order reached $50!  If you would like more information about Sale-a-bration, please contact me at

Have a wonderful day!!



Make a Wish  W- #129219  $23.95    C – 129222  $17.95
Bring on the Cake W – 121899  $38.95  C – 12158  $27.95
Pacific Point cardstock #111350 $6.95
Whisper White cardstock #100730  $8.50
Daffodil Delight cardstock #119683  $6.95
Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP #126922  $10.95
Pacific Point stamp pad #126951  $5.95
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335  $7.95
Rhinestones #119246  $4.95
Oval Framelits #129381 $26.95
Occasions Paper Piercing Pack #129387  $7.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430 $3.95
Sticky Strip #104294  $6.95

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Another Thinking of You

We made this card on Saturday at my Sale-a-bration class.  Several weeks ago I posted another card using this set and you can see it HERE.  I stamped the Thinking of You Friend two times, once in Daffodil Delight and again in Pacific Point.  I cut out the Pacific Point center using my 2 1/2 inch Circle punch.  I mounted each layer with dimensionals.  I don't know if you can see it but I used my paper piercer and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack around the Pacific Point window frame.  I really like the effect that the piercing gives the card.  

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!!


Just Thinking  W- #129940  $11.95  (only sold in wood)
Pacific Point cardstock #111350 $6.95
Whisper White cardstock #100730  $8.50
Daffodil Delight cardstock #119683  $6.95
Pacific Point stamp pad #126951  $5.95
Daffodil Delight stamp pad #126944  $5.95
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335  $7.95
2 ½ inch Circle Punch #120906  $16.95
Festive Paper Piercing Pack #127857  $7.95
Window Frames Framelit dies #129021  $26.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430 $3.95

You can purchase these products at my Stampin' Up! online store 24/7! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Secret Garden Wishes

I am ready for Spring and this card just screams Spring to me.  I love these colors together - Melon Mambo and Elegant Eggplant.  Do you know which new products I used from the Spring Catalog? The Secret Garden stamp set and the Secret Garden Framelits! If you are interested in purchasing both of these, the bundle is the best way to go because you will save 15%.

My 50/50 board is filling up fast! For every $50 that you purchase from me, I will add your name to my board.  When it is filled, I will choose a winner who will receive their choice of $50 in Stampin' Up! products!  Just be sure that you are ordering from me - be sure my name is in the upper right hand corner of my online store or you can email me and I will place the order for you.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!


Petite Pairs  W – 122495  $28.95   C – 122497  $20.95
Secret Garden  W – 129141  $25.95  C – 129144  $18.95
Secret Garden Framelits #129372  $24.95
Bundle  W -131100  $42.95  C – 131099  $36.95
Labels Collection Framelits #125598  $26.95
Whisper White cardstock  #100730  $8.50
Melon Mambo cardstock  #115320  $6.95
Elegant Eggplant cardstock #105126  $6.95
Garden Green cardstock #102584  $6.95
Pearls #119247  $4.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430  $3.95
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335  $7.95

Sunday, January 27, 2013


Today's card is another version of the card I made HERE.  I wanted to use a lighter piece of cardstock for my larger oval so that the paper piercing would be easier to see.  We made this card yesterday at my Sale-a-bration Kickoff party.  Although you can't see it on this card, but you can on the other version, I glued one butterfly down and then attached the top one with glue dots.  One of my stampers yesterday used the other side of the punched butterfly to glue down and then the opposite side for the top butterfly.  It looked really cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


Sale-a-bration is ON!  Visit my online store here! Place a $50 order on my Stampin' Up! website (or email me your order and I'll place it for you) and your name will go on my 50/50 board (the winner will receive $50 in free Stampin' Up! products)!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sale-a-bration Kickoff

I had a Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration Kickoff today at my home.  It was a great group of women and I enjoyed having them over to make cards!! Here's one of the cards we made.  It starts off with a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of paper which is then scored at 3" and 8".  Then the two side panels fold in.  The little curly label shape with the heart has adhesive on one side so that the left side stays closed!  With a $50 order, you would be able to receive the cute Petite Curly Label punch absoulutely FREE!!  Or if you wanted the Pretty Petites stamp instead, you could get that FREE. Place a $100 order and get them both FREE.  So much fun!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you would like to place an order and/or visit my Stampin' Up! website, just click HERE.  Any questions, please just email me!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Lollipop Card

Sale-a-bration is ON!!  Have you decided which free item you want to receive with your $50 order?  Did you know that you can choose one item for EVERY $50 you spend?  Spend $100, pick out two and so on! Are you ready to place your order?  You can visit my online store HERE (be sure my name is in the upper right hand corner).  Once I receive notification of your order, I will place your name on my 50/50 Board.  When the board is filled up, I will choose one winner who will receive $50 in free merchandise from me.  You can choose from the Spring or Annual Catalog!!  Everyone likes to win FREE Stampin' Up! goodies!!  Good luck!!!

My card today makes me smile.  I love all of the bright colors and it almost looks good enough to eat! My inspiration came from Stamp Academy, an online membership site that I joined. 

My sentiment is not exactly where I wanted it to go.  After I inked up my stamp pad and stamped, I touched my card and realized I still had ink on my hand which of course landed on my card, right near the very bottom of the card.  The decision where to put my sentiment was made.  I fanned out the scallop ovals so that it was good and covered.  I have to say that I like the look and will probably try it again!!  There are no mistakes when you are stamping!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.  If you would like to place an order but don't want to stop by my online store, shoot me an email along with your CC information and I will be happy to place it for you!

Take Care,

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of Stampin' Up!s 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets !!  They will release one set per month-during 2013.
Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
*  All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
*  While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
*  All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February, each set will include  a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! !!
The flyer for the first set can be seen above.    #132929  Best of Birthdays   $14.95
Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


I'm loving the combination of Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder so I decided to try using these colors for my butterfly.  This is a new stamp in the Spring catalog called Swallowtail.  I used Versamark to stamp my butterfly onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I sprinkled it with white embossing powder.  I added color using my sponge daubers. I decided to cut it out so that I wouldn't have to be super careful with my sponging but next time I want to try it directly on Whisper White.  I've seen many demonstrators using black embossing powder but I didn't have any.  I am happy with the effect the white gives!

My cute sentiment is a stamp set you can receive FREE with a $50 order.  It is called Pretty Petites and I used the Petite Curly Label punch which is another FREEBIE!!! It is popped up with dimensionals onto a piece of Pool Party punched out with the 1 1/4 inch Scallop Circle (still available from the Holiday catalog).  

If you place a $50 order on my SU! website (or email me and I can place the order for you), your name will be entered on my 50/50 board.  When the board is full, I will choose one lucky winner who will receive $50 in free Stampin' Up! merchandise from me!!  Just be sure that you are ordering on MY SU! page - be sure my name is in the upper right hand corner.  

Have a great day!

1 1/4 inch Scallop Circle punch #127811  
Swallowtail  W- 129213    C-129216
Petite Curly Label punch #129405   Free with qualifying order!!
Pretty Petites W-129639   C-129642  Free with qualifying order!!

Wisteria Wonder cardstock # 122922  
Pool Party cardstock #122975  
Whisper White cardstock #100730  
Pool Party stamp pad #126982  
Wisteria Wonder stamp pad #126985  
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder #117335  
Stampin’ Dimensionals  #104430