Tuesday, July 27, 2010


This special was featured on Stampin' Up!'s website today, WOW!

Extra! Extra! Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more! This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop.

The standard hostess benefits include:
•A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
•Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
•Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

This extra hostess benefit is only being offered for a limited time, so contact me TODAY to schedule a workshop!

Monday, July 19, 2010


I'm off to the Stampin' Up! Convention for demonstrators and I know I'll have fun and see some great ideas! If you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, let me know and I can talk to you about it and give you some information.

So, I'll be gone for a week, but I'll be sure to post some cool pictures when I return! Take care and happy stamping!

Sunday, July 18, 2010


These are the projects people made at my Open House:

This card uses the beautiful Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and the butterflies cut and embossed by the Beautiful Wings Embosslit; these really enhance the image in a great and simple way! We added some shine to the butterflies by sponging them with Champagne Mist shimmer paint; it gave them a beautiful glimmer! This should have been a quick and easy project, but I think I frustrated a couple of folks by not sanding the backs of the Designer Label hardware ahead of time, the glue dots and dimensionals weren't sticking properly - sorry! Sanding the backs really made a difference.

This little pizza box was a hit; everything was punched out - no cutting! The images were easy to stamp and the papers are beautiful; who doesn't love Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper! My pizza box is 3.5"x3.5" (instead of 4x4) because I didn't want my 3"x3" cards moving around too much in the box.

And Finally, each person who attended received these Color Charts I stamped and prepared the night before. I think these really help people see the cardstock, marker, and ink pad in a great way!

Well, thanks for looking and contact me if you have any questions or would like to order any of the products for these great projects!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bouquet Bunch Card

I made this card for a swap I'm in. I think they call this a "color blocking" technique, but I'm not sure. I cut out the leaf bunch and adhered it using a Stampin Dimensional. I also adhered the Olive oval sizzlet image and the entire block image using Dimensionals.

The ingredients:
Stamps: Bouquet Bunch, Sanded
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Early Espresso pad, Old Olive pad, Soft Suede pad, Delightful Daffodil marker, Old Olive marker, and Certainly Celery marker.
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, natural hemp, Big Shot Machine, Lots of Tags sizzlet.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Click on sidebar image to view complete catalog!

Click on sidebar image to view complete catalog!

YIPPEE!! The new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is now available and orders can be submitted! Above is a flyer for the New Color Renovation Kit bundles Stampin' Up! is offering. The catalog has in it a lot of new ribbons, brads, and other accessories. The new stamp sets and Designer Series Papers are fresh and beautiful too!

You can pick up the new catalog at my Open House or earlier. The catalog is free if: 1) you place an order of at least $50; or 2) you have a workshop; or 3) you sign up for a Hostess Club. Otherwise, the catalog will be $5 and you'll get a coupon for $5 off your first order of $50 or more; so it's essentially free that way too!

NEW CATALOG OPEN HOUSE for invited guests: JULY 17TH, Saturday between 1:30pm and 5:00pm. It's open house style, so just come any time, but please CALL ME by July 13th to let me know you're coming so I can put together a project packet for you. Also, feel free to bring a friend!

So, check back soon because I'll be posting new projects! Happy Stamping!