Friday, November 30, 2012

Stampin' Up Perfectly Preserved Card

Here's a card I made using the Perfectly Preserved stamp set and Cannery Framelits.  I also used the Apothecary Accents and Bitty Banner Framelits.  Cardstock used was Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Howlstooth Designer Series Paper.  For the finishing touch, I added a Neutrals Brad, Linen Thread and 1/8" Espresso Taffeta Ribbon.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stoppig by!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Holiday Packaging Bundle Promotion starts today and goes until Jan. 2, 2013!

Click on Flyer to download.
Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution.  Just add your own treat and you're done!

Because holiday packaging bundles don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating, these are great for everyone - even those people who say they're NOT papercrafters.  So, I think these can make great gifts too!  And you've got to watch the CUTE Stampin' Up promotional video below (if you're an email subscriber, you'll need to click over to my blog to watch the video)!

  Promotion Details:
Available November 29-January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770

$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

I've been wanting more of these Glassine Bags; I know I'll be getting the Petite Bundle for sure!  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and "see" you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

French Foliage Birthday card

I made this birthday card for my brother-in-law and he liked it; even with the bow!  I got the layout idea from fellow demonstrator, Ann Schach, thanks Ann!  The colors I used were Cajun Craze, Alwyas Artichoke, Crumb Cake, and So Saffron.  The phrase is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set punched out with the Word Window punch and layered onto a Modern Label punch image.  A Naturals button and Linen Thread finish it off with a couple leaves cut out and curled for a 3D look.

Have a great hump day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

FREE MDS Tag Download from Stampin' Up

Below is Stampin' Up's FREE "For You From Us" Digital Download - it is Item Number 132810.

This download was added on 11/27/2012 ; it's a chalkboard-style gift tag perfect for adding to those special presents this year!   To view and download this template and many others that are issued weekly, click HERE.  Be certain to sign into, or create, your ONLINE ACCOUNT and to choose me as your Demonstrator to get preferred pricing and to take advantage of my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program!

Stampin' Up has told us that December 6 is the last day to order your MDS print products to get them by December 24 (unless you want to pay for Second-Day or Next-Day Air).  And December 12 is the last day to order other products to get them by December 24.

Finally, don't forget that Wednesday, November 28th, is the last day for the ONLINE EXTRAVANGA sale.  There are items on sale from 20% to 50%, click HERE to download the PDF and make sure to take a look at the items that are only on sale on November 28th; I know I'm getting another Stack and Store Caddy!  Have a great day!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampin' Up Wonderfall Card and Turkey Placecard Holder

This was a fall/Thanksgiving card my Club members made using the Wonderfall Stamp Set and the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  The phrase came from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  I used the Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock for the background layer and ran it through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder then sanded it for the "tree" look.  The colors of ink are Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Old Olive, and Cajun Craze.  I don't know if you can tell, but the leaves were first stamped in one color, like Daffodil Delight, then the edges of the stamp were rolled in a darker color, like More Mustard; the Rock and Roll technique.  And for the final touches, I used the Champagne Glimmer Paper and a Naturals button with Linen Thread.
Below are pictures of the super cute Turkey placecard holder my fellow demonstrator, Donna Rolston, made using Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  She said she cut her strips of paper at 1-1/2" x 12", 2" x 12", and 2-1/2" x 12".  She then used the Scallop Edge punch for the design and scored at each scallop for this wonderful shape.  She got the turkey body somewhere online then traced it and cut it out from Early Espresso cardstock.  Finally, she used Pearls for the eyes, she is one crafty woman!

Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes card and Announcing the 2012 Online Extravaganza Holiday Sale!

Here's another Christmas card I made using the Onament Keepsakes Bundle in the 2012 Holiday Mini Catalog. The colors of cardstock are Real Red, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White. Of course I used the wonderful Delicate Designs Embossing Folder and added some bling with the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds!

Also announcing>>>>>>>>>>>>


The Online Extravaganza promotion is Stampin' Up's biggest online sale of the year! And Stampin' Up wants to make it easier for you to do your holiday shopping.  So during these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts - 20% up to 50% - on some of your favorite products!  Download the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA PDF for a list of all sale items.

In addition, the PDF above includes the three products at a 20% discount for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza- Stampin' Up's very own doorbusters!

So stop by on Monday, November 19th to start doing some shopping!  Be certain to select me as your Demonstrator when you create your ONLINE ACCOUNT to get preferred pricing and to take advantage of my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program. And to really spice things up, I'm offering DOUBLE REWARDS points during the sale period (11/19-11/28) and maybe something more?!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stampin Up Holiday Collection Framelits Christmas Card and a Two Tags Die Christmas Treat Holder

These were the make-and-takes at my last workshop.  I got the card layout idea from fellow Demonstrator Kay Kalthoff- thanks Kay!  I loved how she decorated the inside of the card, so I just had to do it too! 
The card is made using the Holiday Collection Framelits with Real Red, Gumball Green, and Whisper White cardstock.  I added come dimension by using the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper.  The words come from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set. And of course for the bling, I used the Red Glimmer Paper!
The treat holder is made by using 2 tags die cut from the Two Tags Bigz Die in Gumball Green cardstock.  Again I used the Snow Festival DSP,  Real Red cardstock, and of course, Red Glimmer Paper!  The words come from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set.
Thanks for visiting and and make sure to look at the SU Announcement that follows!

Today's 2nd POST - SU Announcement: Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

11/26/12 UPDATE: This item has sold out; it is no longer available at this time.

Due to Stampin' Up's partnership with Sizzix, they are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in its North American markets. Stampin' Up has only 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, Stampin' Up may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores. Stampin' Up recommends you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Stampin' Up Creative Elements Card

Here's a card I made using the Creative Elements, the Papillon Potpourri, and the Perfect Punches stamp sets.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla cardstock with the Butterfly and Large Oval punches. And for the finishing touch, I added Pearls and I cut 3 flower layers for a great 3-D affect.

And here's another Stampin' Up Tutorial using the same beautiful Butterfly Punch (click on the image below for a full view).

Monday, November 5, 2012

Stampin Up Butterfly Punch card

This card really shows off the wonderful butterfly punch and the Natural Composition Designer Series paper in the 2012-2013 Catalog.  It also shows off the versatile 7/8" Cotton Ribbon in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This card is beautiful and simple.

Friday, November 2, 2012

2013 My Digital Studio Calendar finally ready and Retired Stamp Sets Listed for Sale!

I sold several of these calendars last year and I had emails asking if I was going to offer them for 2013, so here you go!  Some of the months are the same and some are changed, but they are all really fun to look at!  I can change up some of the months if you need; for example, last year, I had a customer who wanted December to be "non-Christmasy".

The cost for these calendars is the same as last year.  The calendars measure 5" x 5" and are printed in color on 24lb, 96 brightness white ink jet paper.  The calendar pages are loose - not glued together.  I used brads to hold them together on my examples below.  

I'm offering them at $7.50 for 5 calendars plus the cost for shipping and packaging. Shipping costs depend on where you live, but will be about $2.75 ( about 6 oz) for 5 calendars to US addresses with Delivery Confirmation. I can send you a PayPal invoice after you email me letting me know your name, address, and how many calendars you'd like to purchase. If you'd rather not deal with PayPal, I'm happy to accept checks or money orders. Calendars will get shipped once payments have cleared. To order, please email me at or call me at (505) 299-9677.
Here are a couple of calendar easels with drawers I made in prior years; I'm working on a new one for this year that I'll share with you soon.  For my picture tutorial on how to assemble the easel card with drawer, click here.
Also, to generate some income and clear out some space, I'm selling a lot of retired stamps that I've been holding on to.  Please check my blog under the "Stamps for Sale" tab, or click HERE.  I'm selling them at garage sale prices ranging from only $2.50 to $7.50.  These will make great Christmas gifts!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Video showcasing Stampin' Up's NEW Paper Trimmer & the FREE Ink Pad November/December Special!

Below is a Stampin' Up Video introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!  I can tell you, I LOVE it!  It really does work great and the improvements are worth it.  I know we all have trimmers, but this one is worth replacing your existing one with.  When you order it, don't forget to order extra cutting blades available Dec. 1st!

Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95
And here's the November/December 2012 Hostess and Recruiting Special!  WOW, in all my years of being a Demosntrator, I've never seen such an awesome offer!
    I don't know too many people who could place this kind of order on their own, so now's the time to really think about hosting a party/class or doing a catalog party with your friends.  People I've had host a party were always hesitant to invite friends, but everyone always had a great time and learned something new! 
    So, feel free to contact me if you live near Albuquerque, and I'd be happy to come Demonstrate for you or you can place your orders here (be certain to select me as your Demonstrator to take advantage of preferred pricing and my Frequent Shopper Reward Program).  Please note that for any orders totalling $150.00 or more, you'll need to email me at or call me at (505) 299-9677 so that I can submit your order to Stampin' Up - this way you receive all Hostess Benefits like the FREE Ink Pads!