Saturday, April 27, 2013

It's Your Birthday

Today's card is another version of a card I made a few weeks ago.  You can see it HERE.    I made this card before I knew that Pretty in Pink was not going to be in the new catalog.  Purple is my favorite color and I really do like this combination.  We will have a new shade of pink in the new catalog so I will definitely need to see how one of my favorite colors, Elegant Eggplant, coordinates with it.  My button is from the Subtles collection.  Each of our collections of buttons will be changing with the new catalog because some colors are going away and different ones are being added into each family.  These are on the retiring accessories list.  Click here to see what is still available on the Accessories List!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Hope you are having a terrific weekend!


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Retiring Lists Are Out!

The new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! catalog will be here before we know it!!  In order to make way for new items, some products will be retiring. 

Please keep in mind that stamps will be available until June 3, 2013.  Accessory list items are only WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  I recommend placing an ONLINE order so that you are assured that what you would like is available.  Anyone who places an online order with me (be sure my name is in the upper right hand corner) by May 15th will have a chance to win Hostess Rewards but you must use this hostess code when placing your order:


When you place an online order using the hostess code above, your order will ship to your door immediately.  On May 16th I will contact you if you are the winner and you will be able to choose at least $25 in free products!  You can go to my online store HERE.  If you have any questions, please let me know!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Swallowtail Revisited

Love my Swallowtail stamp! You can see the card I did with a Midnight Muse butterfly HERE.  On today's card I used Gumball Green with Midnight Muse card stock as my base and mat along with a  sheet from the Print Poetry Designer Series Pack. This stamp is in the Spring Catalog and there's no guarantee that it will be in the new catalog.  If you love it, I would pick it up now!!

The RETIRING LIST comes out on Wednesday!  Stampin' Up! will let us know all the sets that will not be returning in the new catalog.  I am hoping my favorites stay but am really excited to see what new things are in store for us!

Have a great day!


Stamps:  Swallowtail, A Round Array (sneak peek item #129090  in clear only)
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP
Accessories:  Jumbo Rhinestones, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool
Tools: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle punch, 7/8” Scallop Circle punch 

Order these products from my Stampin' Up! online store HERE 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Make a Wish

I love cards that remind me of handmade quilts which is why this card was so much fun to make.  I punched squares with the Sprinkles and Sunshine Designer Series Paper using my Postage Stamp punch.  My pinwheel center is a flattened Soda Pop Top (love these). I punched a heart using the Owl Builder punch, placed it in the center and added Crystal Effects to make it nice and shiny! I can't wait to try using different papers with this pattern! This is another card inspired by Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade.

Thanks so much for stopping by

You can order the supplies to make this card at my Stampin' Up! online store!


Stamps:  Word Play
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP
Accessories: Soda Pop Tops*, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Mat, Crystal Effects, 1/8” Mini Brads, Rhinestones
Tools:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Pinwheel Framelit,
Postage Stamp punch, Owl Builder Punch

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Horse Frontier

This beautiful card was made by a member of my downline, Linda Wheelock.  She used the stamp set Horse Frontier which is a set that I don't own so I'm glad that I can show you such a gorgeous card using it. Linda used a new Designer Series paper from the Spring Catalog called Parker's Patterns. The Labels Collection Framelits were used to frame the horse and the sentiment on the inside. She also used the Houndstooth Embossing folder.  The button is the only product on her card that isn't Stampin' Up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!   If you would like to purchase any of the products used on this card, you can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.


Friday, April 19, 2013

Mini Album

Here's another project we made last week at my Customer Reward Extravaganza.  I made my album with pictures of my sweet granddaughter, Audrey. 

The album base is Marina Mist cardstock and I used Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper to decorate the front and some of the inside panels.   My Big Shot dies were used to make my Rich Razzleberry mats for my pictures:  3 1/2" Circle Die, Scallop Circle Bigz and Scallop Square Bigz Clear die.  A belly band around the album keeps it closed.  It is small enough to tuck into your purse and carry it around with you!

Thank you for stopping by!

Paper:  Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Accessories: SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Soda Pop Tops
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder,  3 ½” Circle Die, Scallop Circle Bigz, Scallop Square Bigz Clear, Blossom Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Border punch

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Petite Pocket Die

I've had the Petite Pocket Die since it first came out and this is the first time I've used it.  Why did I wait so long??

I used the die to create a holder for one of our Stampin' Write markers and gave one to each of my Customer Reward Extravaganza attendees last Saturday.  I ran it through my Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and assembled it with a two-way glue pen.  I wrapped  a paper doily (in the Spring catalog) around the pocket and then finished it off with our new 1 1/4" Two-Tone ribbon.  My sentiment is included in the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit in the Spring Catalog. I punched it out with the Ticket Duo Builder punch and adhered it with a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by!


If you would like to order any of the products I used to make my pocket holder, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website HERE.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spotlight on Tools

It's time for the next installment of my series, Spotlight on Tools.  I've been trying to choose tools that I find most useful when I stamp.  So, this week my focus is on the Color Coach because I use it ALL the time.  I tend to have difficulties knowing which colors go together and that is why the Color Coach is so helpful.  There's a card for each color that Stampin' Up! carries and it lists colors that coordinate!  You are shown a creative combination and then either a Sweet Set or Getting Started Combination.  Three colors are listed in each category.  I've paired colors together using my Color Coach that I never would have used together had it not been suggested. When new colors are introduced, new cards are always available.  It is an indispensable tool and I keep it close by when I'm crafting!

You can purchase your own Color Coach HERE on my Stampin' Up! website.
Color Coach  #120148 $14.95

Thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


We made this card on Saturday at my Customer Reward Extravaganza using the Swallowtail stamp.  This is a card that didn't photograph as well as I would have like as it is much more vibrant in person and the butterfly really stands out.  
The base of the card is Crumb Cake cardstock with a piece of paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack.  I used A Round Array stamp set again (as I did in yesterday's post).   The large rhinestone (in the Spring catalog) really adds a finishing touch!

The inspiration for my card came from Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade during their Creative Convention Online for Stampin' Up! demonstrators!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps:  Swallowtail, A Round Array (sneak peek item  #129090  in clear only)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP
Accessories:  Jumbo Rhinestones, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool
Tools: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle punch*, 7/8” Scallop Circle punch 

Order these products from my Stampin' Up! online store HERE. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mini Treat Boxes

Today I have two little treat boxes that we made at my Stamp Clubs earlier this month.  Last October I posted another one that you can see HERE.  They are fun to make and are so versatile because you can stamp something different on each one! My cute sentiment is from the Sneak Peek set "A Round Array."  This is fast becoming one of my favorite sets and is available as a bundle with the 7/8" punch until May 31st.  For more information about this stamp set/bundle, click HERE. The box on the left was stamped with Secret Garden and the one on the right is made using Distressed Dots.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Stamps:  A Round Array (this is a sneak peek item  #129090  in clear only), Secret Garden*, Distressed Dots
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green,  Midnight Muse,
Paper: Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Assorted Ribbon, Small Oval punch, Bone folder, Glue Dots
Tools:  Simply Scored

Want to make this project? You can shop at my online store 24/7 here!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Wood Mount Cases

Stampin' Up! announced today that they will have new wood mount cases when the new catalog goes live on May 31st!  I am so excited!  I usually purchase clear mount stamps because they take up less space and the cases are easier to store but I love the new cases!!  They will also be selling empty cases!  Check out the video!! (I think there's a sneak peek of a new stamp set too!)


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spotlight on Tools

Its time for my next installment of Spotlight on Tools!  This week it's Blender Pens (#102845 $9.95).  Blender pens combine the flexibility of watercolors with the convenience of markers. It’s easy to achieve a beautiful watercolor effect using blender pens with just about any color source. The tip cleans off with just a stroke or two on scratch paper. One pen is all you need for all of your colors!

I use blender pens whenever I'm coloring in a stamped image.  You simply pick up color with it and it helps to soften and blend the color.  As you know, our pencils and watercolor crayons are being discontinued but I know that many of you have them already but you can also use reinkers.  Here are several ways to use the pens: 

1.  Directly color your image with the crayons or pencils and then pull the color around.  
2.  Take your blender pen directly to the crayon.
3.  Color on a piece of scratch paper, pick up the color with your pen and then to your stamped image.
4.  Put a few drops of reinker in your stamp pad lid and pick up small amounts of the color to your stamped image.

They are a great tool to have in your stamping toolbox!!


Monday, April 8, 2013

Scallop Pocket Card

This is one of the cards that we made at my Stamp Clubs last week.  Because it has a Velcro opening, it is sort of like a mini present and you could easily adhere a gift card on the inside with glue dots.  I used the stamp set A Round Array which is a sneak peek item from the new 2013-2014 catalog and is only available in clear mount.  If you purchase the stamp set and the 7/8" Scallop circle punch (Spring Surprise Bundle),  you will receive a 15% discount!  Be sure to use this number for the discount:  #133899.    You can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE

Thank you for stopping by!


Stamps: A Round Array (sneak peek item  #129090  in clear only)
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories:  Brights Buttons, Assorted ribbon, SNAIL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool
Tools:  1 ¾” Scallop Circle punch, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle punch*, 7/8” Scallop Circle punch*, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

*available in Spring Catalog

Free Shipping Ends Today

Today is the last day for FREE SHIPPING!! It's a great time to purchase any Big Shot dies you've had your eye on or to stock up cardstock.  As I mentioned in this post HERE, some colors will be retiring in June BUT once stock of those colors sells out, they are gone.  Baja Breeze reinkers are already gone so be sure to get your favorites before they disappear!

When you place an order on my website today during the free shipping promotion (ends tonight at 11:50 Mountain Time), use the code below and you will be entered for a chance to be the Mystery Hostess and receive all of the hostess benefits for all online orders placed during the last three days.


You can include My Digital Studio downloads and products as well as Clearance rack items when you use this hostess code.  You will be notified tomorrow, April 9th, if you are the winner.  Plus there will be four additional prizes.  Good luck!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Mystery Hostess and FREE SHIPPING

Today marks my 4th anniversary with Stampin' Up!  In honor of my anniversary, I'm having a contest for a Mystery Hostess as well as additional prizes (U.S. customers only)! One lucky person will win the Hostess Rewards if the party totals at least $150.  The contest starts today and ends on April 8th.  Stampin' Up! is also offering FREE SHIPPING!!!  There are two ways to order:

1.  Place an online order of $150 or more on my Stampin' Up! website and YOU will receive the Hostess Rewards (you'll enter them at the end of your order).  You will be entered to win additional prizes from me.  

2.  Place an online order under $150 on my Stampin' Up! website and be entered in the drawing to win the Hostess Rewards AND additional prizes.  When you place your order, you MUST use this Hostess Code:


Be sure you see my name in the upper right hand corner when you place your order.  Once you sign in and place the first item in your basket, look in the lower left hand corner where you can enter the hostess code above!  And remember, you will receive FREE SHIPPING!!  

On both types of orders, you can order items from the Annual and Spring catalogs, Clearance Rack and My Digital Studio products and downloads!!!  

You can access my online store HERE.

You will be notified on April 9th if you were randomly selected as the Mystery Hostess and you'll select your FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise (at least $25)!!  

On April 9th, four more prizes (for the 4th anniversary) will be given away and you will be notified if you won.

Good luck and have fun shopping!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Discontinuing

Due to unforeseen problems with our supplier for Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Watercolor Pencils, we have decided to discontinue these two products.

Watercolor Pencils (item 101879) and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection (item 119804), which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately. If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.

Now for the good news! We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order. The Subtles (item 119802), Neutrals (item 119805), and Regals (item 119803) Collections are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

Color Refresh

Stampin' Up! released an update this morning about a Color Refresh!  Some colors will be retiring but some In Colors will be returning!  Watch the video for more information.  With FREE SHIPPING this weekend, what a great time to stock up on cardstock that will be retiring, as well as stamp pads and reinkers! I am very happy that Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder are returning but will be sad to see Pretty in Pink go.  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me!


 (If you click on the picture, it will enlarge).


For three days, April 6-8,  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING (excluding expedited orders)!!! There are no minimums and all order types qualify!! 

This is a great time to stock up on cardstock or that Big Shot/dies you've had your eye on!!

You can place your orders directly on my Stampin' Up! website or email me your order.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spotlight on Tools

This week I'm spotlighting the Bone Folder (#102300).  This is a must-have tool in your paper crafting toolbox! It helps you to easily score and make crisp folds on paper and card stock.  Ninety-nine percent of the time I use my bone folder when I'm creating in my craft room.   Once in a while I'm in a hurry and I just fold my paper in half and use my fingers to make the fold.  Big mistake! As soon as I do that, I remind myself to slow down because the fold I just created isn't crisp and the paper seems to be a bit "wrinkled."  I'm never happy with the results when I forget to use my bone folder. 

The pointed end of the bone folder can also be used in the track of a paper cutter to easily score your paper.  Although the Simply Scored comes with a scoring tool, your bone folder could also be used.  

If there's a tool in the Stampin' Up! catalog that you have questions about and would like me to spotlight in the upcoming weeks, leave a message below or email me.  Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Order HERE from my Stampin' Up! online store.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Petite Curly Label Punch is Available!

I know that some of you will be very happy to hear that the Petite Curly Label Punch that was offered in the Sale-a-bration catalog is now available for purchase!!! It is available until May 31st but will also be available in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  It coordinates with the set Ciao, Baby! in the Spring Catalog!

If you would like to order yours today, you can visit my online store here!

Thanks for stopping by!


Petite Curly Label Punch  #129405  $12.95

Monday, April 1, 2013

Oh, Hello Paper Doily

It's the first day of April!  We had plenty of rain here yesterday so hopefully those May flowers are on the way!

I've seen so many cute cards using our new White Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) so I decided to purchase some and this is the card I made.  The base of my card is Raspberry Ripple which took me quite a while to warm up to and I am not sure why. It is so pretty.  My flowers are from the set Oh, Hello (in the Spring Catalog).  I colored my flowers using my Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green markers.  If you look closely, you'll see that they aren't the same shade.  After stamping the first flower I  ONLY re-inked the stem, huffed on it and stamped it again.  I punched them out with my 2 1/2 Circle punch, sponged around the edges with Gumball Green and used dimensionals to adhere it to the doily.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you would like to purchase any of the products I've used to make my card, you can visit my Stampin' Up! website HERE.


Stamps:  Made For You, Oh, Hello
Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder,  White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval punch, 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals