Friday, April 29, 2011

SU Scrapbooking Promotion starts on April 29th!

Click here to download the flyer.

Great news!  Stampin' Up decided to start its May Scrapbooking Promotion today, April 29th, instead of waiting until May 1st.  That means you can order great Stamp Sets and great My Digital Studio Downloads and Scrapbooks at a 30% discount now!

And, don't forget that the Occasions Mini Catalog ends tomorrow, so order your "can't live without' goodies before they're gone - and don't forget to ask me about my Online ordering shopper card!  Order ONLINE here by clicking on "Shop Now" and don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack section for other great deals! 

Sorry I haven't posted more this week, but I've been under the weather!  I hope all of you are well and if you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Digital Studio Tuesday Downloads

Good morning everyone!  Just wanted to remind you that every Tuesday Stampin Up posts new My Digital Studio downloads.  The above downloads came out today and you can see more detail here.  Other April downloads can be found here and a full catalog of all prior downloads (October 2009 - March 2011) can be found here

Thanks for visiting and please visit to learn more about this great software and everything you can do with it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Baby Blossoms Card

This card was made by my sideline, Eva Davalos; she's an awesome stamper!  I wanted to post this card to remind everyone that this is the last week to order some of the supplies used to make this card because the Occasions Mini Catalog ends on April 30th. 

Eva used the Baby Blossoms and You're a Gem stamp sets; Very Vanilla, Rose Red and Always Artichoke cardstock; Springtime Vintage Designer Paper; Eyelet Border punch and Corner Rounder punch; Cherry and Artichoke Seam binding ribbon; flower Adornments; Pearls; and Trinket Keys.

Please click here then go to "Shop Now" to place an Online order any time and thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter -  Buona Pasqua (for my Italian friends)!  I hope that you all have a wonderful day with family and friends and we take this time to reflect.  I feel like Julie in the movie "Julie and Julia" when she had those meltdowns.  This weekend has been a struggle for me, but I'm praying for strength and guidance.  I know there are alot of people like me out there, so I'm praying for all of you too!  Hang in there and have a blessed day!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Countryside Stamp Set for Father's Day Card

I just love using the Countryside stamp set for watercoloring; the truck in the set is large enough to really get the aquapainter flowing!  I purposely left this card plain because I wanted the truck to really be the focal point.  But I think that the next time I make this card, I'm going to run the Cajun Craze piece of cardstock through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. 

The cardstock colors I used are Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, Naturals White, and Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper.  I CASE'd the truck colors from fellow demonstrator, Diana Gibbs - thanks Diana!  I also used the Color Spritzer Tool and the Not Quite Navy marker to spray some light flecks on the truck image.

If you want the detail of the colors I used to watercolor the truck, let me know.  Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Occasions Mini Catalog Carryover Flyer


Stampin Up posted this Carryover list, so I though I'd share it with you.  The Occasions Mini Catalog is full of great items, but they're all going away on April 30th if they're not on this list.  I know I'm definitely buying more Botanical Gazzette Designer Paper and Cherry Cobbler Seam binding since they're not carryover items!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget you can order any of these products through my ONLINE STORE here just by clicking "Shop Now"!  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Paisley Petals Paper and Four Frames Stamp Set Card

I'm finally getting time to stamp again!  I had to make something after I paid bills and realized I was broke again (you know how that goes)!  Anyway, this cute and easy card showcases the Sneak Peak Designer Series Paper and Stamp Set from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  The colors in the papers are bright and bold; beautiful!  Go to this post for details on the Special offered by Stampin Up this month.

Stamps: Four Frames and Short and Sweet
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Elegent Lines embossing folder, Dimensionals, SNAIL, Decorative Label Punch, and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

The Seam Binding Ribbon is available only in the current Occasions Mini Catalog and some of the colors will NOT be carrying over.
  So, if you'd like to get more Cherry ribbon or the Paisley Petals DSP, you'll need to order by April 30th!  Go to my Stampin Up Demonstrator Website here to place an order by clicking "Shop Now".   Don't forget to check out the great deals at the CLEARANCE RACK too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just Believe Watercolor Cards

I wanted to start playing with watercolor paper, so I decided to start with a card similar to one we made at Convention last year.  I couldn't decide which colors I liked more, so I made 2 cards with different colors.  I LOVE the way markers and water can make a card look like a little work of art!  

The first card uses Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, and Not Quite Navy markers and the second card uses Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, and Melon Mambo markers.  You can't see it well, but both were spritz with some color using the Color Spritzer Tool and on the Melon Mambo card I even added some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz for some shine!

Thanks for visiting and let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter M&M's Party Favor

Happy Monday to everyone!  I tried making a short video over the weekend and I encourntered many technical difficulties; mostly because my computer is considered ancient and can't handle the new softwares!  So, suffice it to say, I'm still working on that.  In the meantime, I wanted to show you this cute party favor I made with the Easter M&M's.  The bags measure 1"x8" and Stampin Up sells a packet of 50 for only $2.50 (item #124134)!  I put about 24 m&m's in each bag then tied a couple of bows and stamped a "thank you" from the Matchbox Messages Stamp Set.  Colors are Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Autumn Days Fathers Day Card

I was thinking about a Father's Day Card, so I made this one first.  I'll probably make a couple more.  I think it's good to have some "male" cards arouind for birthdays and such.  I used this layout with the Rich Razzleberry on a card a couple of months ago, and I thought it would work for this stamp set too.  You can't see it well, but I watercolored "ground" using Crumb Cake before I stamped the grass; this way it gave the pheasant somewhere to walk.  I also cut out one of the pheasant and attached it with Dimensionals to give it a side-by-side look.  I hope you like it!

Stamp Sets: Autunm Days, Sanded Background stamp, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry classic ink pads, Crumb Cake marker, Soft Suede marker, Rich Razzleberry marker, More Mustard marker, and Basic Black marker.
Accessories: Linen thread, Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Lattice Embossing folder, Big Shot machine, Modern Label Punch, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge border punch, silver brads, dimensionals, and SNAIL.

Have a great weekend and don't forget about the April Promotions; click here to see them and shop.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Yippee - I'm finished! And My Digital Studio Update

To view a list of My Digital Studio enhancements click here.

Stampin' Up! just released a FREE Update for its My Digital Studio Software.  You can run the free update by opening your MDS software then click on "Help" and select "Check for Updates".  The update will be performed automatically.  It takes some time to update because it's a large download.  Again, for information on this update and all things My Digital Studio, visit

Also, today I finally finished my "big" tax returns and can go back to doing some stamping!  Yippee!  And today, demonstrators were able to sign up for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention!  Wow - what a day!!  Contact me if you're interested in learning about convention or if you're interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

So, check back for more fun samples and maybe a video!  Take care and happy stamping!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Grab Bags While Supplies Last!

Besides the Spring is Blossoming Promotion this month (see previous post), Stampin' Up is also offering grab bags!  Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you'll be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Clearance Rack section of the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: the $5, the $10, and the $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:
•Grab bag orders can only be placed through my Online Store.
•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
•There is no limit to the number of grab bags you can purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last.
•All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
•Not all grab bags will be unique.

•You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:

Item                Description
125873        $5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)
125874        $10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)
125875        $15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)

Be sure to visit my ONLINE STORE here then click on "Shop Now" to get to the SU Store where you'll see the Clearance Rack tab.  You'll find these grab bags and NEW Clearance Rack products at GREAT PRICES!  So, start saving today and contact me if you have any questions!

Spring is Blossoming Promotion

Stampin' Up! Promotion details: Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can purchase the beautiful new Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper and/or the great Four Frames Stamp Set.  The Four Frames Stamp Set was designed to be used with the Decorative Label Punch (currently in the Occasions Mini Catalog).  You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

•Spend $20* on any Stampin' Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
•Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

*Net sales before tax and shipping

This promotion is only available from April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011, so make sure to order yours today by going here and clicking on "Shop Now"!