Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stampin' Up Paper Christmas Ornament Tutorial


Above are the products used to make the ornaments. You can purchase the stamp set in clear mount (item #128051) or wood mount (item #128048) individually or purchase it and the associated Framelets dies as a bundle with a 15% discount in clear mount (item #129950) or wood mount (item #129949). You can also purchase the Snow Flurry Bigz Die (item #127813) to make the snowflakes that accent the center of the ornaments; this die is exclusive to Stampin' Up.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Have a great week!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Fancy friends Craft Kit Available Today plus 15% Discount on Stamp Sets!

There was a "Pick a Kit" survey on Stampin' Up's October 1st  Facebook post.  And this Kit is the result of the "likes".  So, introducing the first viewer's choice kit (drum roll, please) . . . Fancy Friends!

  Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311) - we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.  You can see more Kit details here.


Also, Stampin' Up has an AWESOME one-day only special today!

For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp Stampin' Up sells! Stampin' Up's goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before!

Details are given in my post below.  Please be sure to place your order today by going HERE and logging into, or creating, an ONLINE Account. As always, be certain to select me as your Demonstrator to take advantage of preferred pricing and my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program!  As an added INCENTIVE to order from me, for every ONLINE order I receive today of $25.00, I'll send you a packet of 2 random swap cards I have in my stash (some I've made and some I've received in swaps).  And, if you purchase $50.00 of merchandise (before shipping and tax), I'll send you 5 cards, etc.  What a deal!!

Thanks for visiting and for your orders!  I still haven't found a job, so every bit helps keep me active as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bootiful Occasions Christmas Card and One-Day Stampin' Up Special on October 29th!


I designed this card for a class and I think everyone liked it!  For bling, I used 2-way glue and Dazzling Diamonds on the boot.  The colors of cardstock are Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Whisper White.  I used the new Gumball Green Core'dinations Cardstock and Sanding Block for the Top Note die cut piece.  I stamped the image in Black Stazon ink and colored it in with Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Stampin' Markers.
Also, Stampin' Up has an AWESOME one-day only special for Monday, October 29th:
For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp Stampin' Up sells!  Stampin' Up's goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before!

Here are the details: 
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps 
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. 

  • Please be sure to place your order on Monday by going HERE and logging into, or creating, an ONLINE Account.  As always, be certain to select me as your Demonstrator to take advantage of preferred pricing and my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program!

    Thursday, October 25, 2012

    Stampin' Up Salt Dough Ornaments

    I thought this was another great way to use the cookie stamps Stampin' Up sells!  You can find the recipe for the salt dough here.  Thanks for stopping by!

    Monday, October 22, 2012

    Stampin' Up MDS Digital Scrapbooking Day Special!

    What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio?  A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!

    What you can get during the promotion period: Three FREE downloads; 50% off ALL digital kits; and mega blogging at all week!

    Promotion Period: October 29-November 5, 2012.

    To get your FREE Downloads, you can create an Online Account HERE, select me as your Demonstrator, then Download them through the Online Store.  While you're at it, you can download a FREE 30-Day trial of MDS 2; you'll love all the upgrades!

    For example, one of the upgrades allows you to recolor any part of your "stamped" images.  Watch the quick video below to see how easy it is.

    So, mark your calendar for October 29 to November 5 for our weeklong Digital Scrapbooking Day celebration where you'll get:
    • FREE digital downloads
    • 50% off ALL digital kits
    • Creative project ideas
    • Digital project challenges
    Go to for the challenges and more details about kits and MDS!

    Saturday, October 20, 2012

    Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack Refreshed with New Products!

    All Clearance Items

    Be sure to check out all the new products Stampin' Up added to the Clearance Rack. You get really great deals and the products are great too! You can order Clearance Rack products by clicking HERE and logging into, or creating, an ONLINE ACCOUNT. Be certain to choose me as your Demonstrator to get Preferred Pricing and to partcipate in my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program!  Details about my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program can be found here.

    Friday, October 19, 2012

    Stampin' Up Firm Foam Pad Video Tutorials

    Below are the two video tutorials Shannon West at Stampin' Up! made that show some tips on how to use and reink the new firm foam pads. Please click over to my blog to view the videos if you receive this through my email subscription service. Have a great weekend!

    Posted Oct. 18, 2012:

    Posted May 8, 2012:

    Saturday, October 13, 2012

    Halloween Witch Card - Stampin Up Contest Winner!

    I just have to brag about my sideline, Leslie Irvin.  She submitted this card to Stampin' Up for their monthly contest and won!!  She is so talented; a true artist!  Leslie used the Bootiful Occasions and Jack of all Trades stamp sets.  She submitted this for the "Bling It" contest and you can see, she really blinged it!  I love how she added glitter to the bubbles, added Rhinestones, then added Pearls too.  Colors of cardstock are Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, and Tangerine Tango.    Leslie used the Oval Accents Bigz Die to create the cauldron, then ran it through the Chevron Embossing Folder for texture.  And don't you love how she added the witch's hair and used tulle and ribbon for the dress -   Enjoy!

    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Halloween "Bootiful" Card and Tricky Treats Goody Bag

    Here's the card I made for a Halloween swap.  I used the Bootiful Occasions and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets as well as the Distressed Dots background stamp.  Cardstock colors are Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Basic Black.  I added some character by running the background cardstock through the Spider Web Embossing Folder then sponged it with Daffodil Delight classic ink.  Finally, I added some bling to the boot by using Rhinestones and Dazzling Details glitter glue!

    And here's a Halloween Treat Bag my fellow Demonstrator, Donna Rolston, made using the "Box in a Bag" technique. She used Tangerine DSP from the Brights DSP Stack and accented that with Basic Gray cardstock. She stamped the ghost in Basic Gray classic ink (from the Tricky Treats stamp set). Donna used the Curly Label punch, the Lace border punch (retired), and the Tag punches. She added gray Glimmer Brads and the super cute Googly Eyes for that extra touch!

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012

    Stampin' Up Video Tutorial - Baby Memory Book Techniques

    Below is a Stampin' Up Video Tutorial showing you some cool techniques used on this Baby Memory Album (pictured on page 62 of the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog). Don't forget that if you get this post through Email Subscription, you'll have to click over to my Blog to view the video. Thanks for stopping by!


    Monday, October 1, 2012

    Stampin' Up October FREE Paper Piercing Pack Special!

    Click HERE to dlownload flyer

    I just wanted to post the October Stampin' Up Special and tell you all that I finally finished my husband's project - yippee!!  Today's the last day of painting thank goodness!  So, this week I'll be working on my Resume and looking for a job. 
    I was lucky to be able to be done today, because towards the end of last week, I got the "crud" sickness going around.  I had a fever, sore throat, chest and sinus congestion, achy, and I can tell you, I DON"T like being sick!  I'm still congested and coughing with a sore throat, but I don't have a fever now.  And my mother's been on IV antibiotics for a hip joint infection and last Thurdsay, we found out she's got pneumonia too!  My poor mother's been through a lot these last 6 years, but she hangs in there and thanks God for the good days; something I need to work on doing more of! 
    So, I hope all of you have a great and healthy week, and I think after I finish my Resume, I'll be a stamping fiend, so be sure to check back!