Friday, October 28, 2011

Petal Cone Die Take Out Box for Christmas

I made this CUTE and QUICK Take Out Box using the Stampin Up Petal Cone Die.  This box was around everywhere last year, but I still LOVE it!  I decorated it with the beautiful Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper to give it a holiday look.  I die cut 2 petal cones using Real Red cardstock then measured at 3" from the top score line and cut off the bottom cone tip.  After that, I measured 2" from the same top score line and made a score line to create the box bottom.  If you'd like to see a video, please let me know.

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches
Ink: Real Red
Cardstock: Real Red and Holly Berry Bouquet DSP
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Petal Cone Die, 1/8" red taffeta, 1 3/4" Circle Scallop Punch, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, and Dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!  Don't forget that October 31st is the last day to take advantage of the Big Shot sign up special!  Believe me, it's worth signing up just for the Big Shot Machine!
Feel free to contact me if you're interested in becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator!  I help my downline with monthly meetings, card samples, project ideas, and more!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up!'s four-day online event designed to introduce more customers to digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but Stampin' Up! will keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners!

Here's a picture of the FREE downloads that will be available!
So, mark your calendars and visit November 4-7 to download these FREE files and see some great projects!  You can order any of the My Digital Studio downloads by clicking here then click on "Digital Designing".  Remember that to get the preferred pricing, you'll need to choose me as your Demonstrator when you login to your Online Account.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and YES, any downloads purchased qualify for my Frequent Buyer Rewards Program - details here!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Treat Holder using the Stampin Up Petite Pocket Die

My upline, Carol Gilmore, made these adorable treat holders for her downline!  We got them at the Stampin Up Regional here in Albuquerque last Saturday.  It's great to get a fun treat and get to be around other Stampin Up demonstrators!

Carol die cut a Pumpkin Pie pocket using the Bigz XL Petite Pocket Die then she decorated it using the Perfect Penants Die in Old Olive and Basic Black.  Carol then stamped a couple of images using the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set and punched them out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Finally, she tied some Olive and Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around the pocket and put some treats inside it.  And, of course, she used Sticky Strip to adhere the pocket together!

Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Birthday Cards!

Hi everyone!  This week was my birthday and here are a couple of cards I received.  The first card was mailed to me by Stampin' Up!.  The card was made using My Digital Studio software then embellished with Rhinestones for some BLING.

This second card was sent to me by Kimberly Allen.  She hosts the monthly Demosntrator swap I'm in and she remembered to add this beautiful card to my regular swap batch!  Thanks Kimberly!  She used the great new Gently Falling stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stitched Stockings Christmas Card

I got a couple of emails asking me to show the card I put in my card box in yesterday's video, so here it is.   This card was one of my club projects and everyone really liked the Silver Glimmer Paper!

Stamp Set:  Stitched Stockings and Hand Penned Holidays
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper, and Frostwood Lodge DSP
Accessories: Stocking Builder Punch, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Stampin Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, and SNAIL.

Don't forget that you can order any of the products to make this card by clicking here and selecting me as your Denmonstrator when you login to your Online Account.  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Card Box & Paper Bow made with Frostwood Lodge DSP

Here's a video showing how I made the box and paper bow; I hope you like it!

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Garden Green
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper white, and Frostwood Lodge DSP
Accessories: Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, Ornament punch, Crop-o-dile, 5/8" Neutrals Brads, SNAIL, and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

As I said in the video, the envelops sit snugly in the box. So, you may want to increase the dimensions of the box bottom and box top to give yourself more room. I would increase the size by 1/8"-1/4"; cut the box pieces wider and longer by the same amount.

Again, thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps Video - Yummy!

I hope you enjoy watching this Stampin Up video showing the new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps and different ways to use them. I've eaten the Shortbread recipe version and it was truly delicious!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Video showing components of the NEW Savor the Season MDS Hostess Ensemble

Here's a video by Stampin Up showing the components of the NEW Hostess Savor the Season MDS offer and how you can use it. The video really shows how great the ensemble is!

If you'd like to place an order, please click here and when you login to your Online Account, be sure to choose me as your Demonstrator to take advantage of my Frequent Buyer's Program (details here).

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cherish Friendship Card

This is the card I made for my monthly demonstrator swap group.  I just LOVE the expression and cherries in the stamp set Cherish Friendship!  I haven't used the Glossy White paper lately, so I thought I'd pull it out and use it here.  I forgot how smooth and beautiful markers work on the Glossy paper; I think the cherries look great!

Stamp Set: Cherish Friendship.
Ink: Black Stazon; Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, and Poppy Parade Markers.
Paper: Pool Party (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" - folded in half to make card), Calypso Coral, White Glossy Paper (5 1/4" x 4"), and Domestic Goddess Designer Paper (designer paper piece cut to  2 1/2" x 3 7/8").
Accessories: Big Shot machine, Perfect Pennants die, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Heart to Heart punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Circles #2 die (used to get the 2" Calypso Coral layer for under the cherries), Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, and SNAIL.

Contact me if you have any questions and have a great week!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stampin Up CEO Shelli Gardner's Video talking about the October Special Offer!

Just thought you might enjoy hearing Shelli talk about the October Stampin Up Big Shot Offer.

If you're interested in signing up to be a Demonstrator and have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Below is the HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE designed by Stampin' Up last year - products to make the house can now be purchased at Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack.

Items on SALE while supplies last on the CLEARANCE RACK:



BLACK JEWELS (can be used separately or together in a strand):

Items are selling out FAST, so get your ONLINE order in today by clicking here and selecting me as your Demonstrator when you create, or login to, your ONLINE account.  If you already have an ONLINE account, you can select me as your demonstrator by going into "My Account", then "My Demonstrator", then "Find a New Demonstrator". 

Please note that if your order is $150 or more; you'll want to email me your order to get the Hostess Benefits associated with a qualifying workshop order.  I'll process your order and get it shipped directly to your home hassel free!  If your order is less than $150, you can order online and now get a REDUCED shipping charge!  The charge for shipping is now $6.95 (minimum) or 10% of your total merchandise purchase; it's nice that Stampin' Up reduced this for ONLINE orders!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  And don't forget about my Frequent Buyer Program here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Bat made with Owl Punch AND New MDS Update and Bulk Buy Pricing!

My very talented sideline demonstrator, Eva Davalos, made this adorable Halloween Treat Box!  She used the Owl Punch to make the bat; the owl chest piece was used for the wings.  She used the Big Shot machine for almost everything on this project!  Eva die cut parts using the Box #2 die, the Scallop Circle #2 die, and the Stripes and Spider Web Embossing Folders.  Finally, she used the 2 1/2" Circle punch and the Word Window punch.  Cardstock colors: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Delightful Daffodil, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espress for the branch.

Also, today starts the NEW Hostess Only My Digital Studio Holiday Collection and NEW Bulk Buy Pricing!!
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To learn about the new MDS Bulk Buy Pricing available on select products, click here.  Be certain to UPDATE your MDS software today to take advantage of the new pricing and to download the NEW Holiday PRINT PRODUCTS!!  Open your MDS software and update it by clicking "Help" and then click "Check for Updates", or manually update with the file in the Resources section here.

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


BUY 2 Simply Sent Card Kits GET 1 FREE Stamp Set (effective Oct. 1 - Oct. 31):
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COOKIE PRESS NOW AVAILABLE (effective Oct. 1 - Jan. 3):  for all your baker friends!  Size of cookie press plates is about 2 3/4", so they're a nice sized press!
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SIGN UP SPECIAL (for new Demonstators) - GET A BIG SHOT FREE!!  effective Oct. 1 - Oct. 31
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Don't worry, if you sign up to be a Demonstrator in October and you already have a Big Shot machine, you can get up to $100 of other product of your choice!

You can place an order or sign up to be a Demonstrator through me by emailing me at or by calling me at (505) 299-9677 in Albuquerque, NM.  You can place an order online HERE; be sure to create your login account and select me as your Demonstrator to get Preferred Pricing and Hostess Benefits!  And while you're ordering ONLINE, be sure to check out the NEW items added to the CLEARANCE RACK!

Thanks for stopping by and wishes for good health to everyone!