Friday, December 5, 2014

Stampin' Up's AMAZING Year-End Closeout Sale!

It's a busy time of the year, and Stampin' Up's Year-End Closeouts can help you! With more items on clearance (some holiday items included), and discounts up to 80 percent on fabulous products, you will want to take advantage of these amazing deals! Click on the following link to check out the Year-End Closeouts to see what's on sale!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Extravaganza has started!

Hello all and welcome!  Life has a way of sneaking up on you and you find yourself asking "where did the time go".  Sorry it's been quiet around here, you know the saying about best intentions.... Anyway, I'm here today to make certain you see the Holiday Extravaganza list.  I tried posting this for the past 2 days and finally came to the conclusion that Google was not playing nice with Internet Explorer, so I had to download Firefox.

Below is the list of products on sale for Holiday Extravaganza; you can also click HERE to view the PDF version.  The sale runs from November 24, 2014 to December 2, 2014 and you can get the discounted prices if you place your order online OR as part of a Hostess Order.  Stampin' Up set aside only a certain quantity of items for the sale, so if there's something you really want, it's better to order it sooner than later.  If you'd like to place an order with me, you can click HERE and create, or sign into, your online account - once you sign in, be certain to select me as your Demonstrator in order to get my Frequent Shopper Rewards points!  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween projects using new products in the Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday Catalog

Here are some extra Halloween projects posted on Stampin' Up's Pinterest board - click here to find these projects and more 2014 Holiday Catalog projects.  A big THANK YOU to all the wonderfully creative Stampin' Up Demonstrators who share their creations!

This first treat bag was created and posted by Stampin Up:
Your Halloween treats can be made even more adorable using the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper and the Fall Fest stamp set to make a fun gift bag and tag.

Treat box below made using the Curvy Keepsake Thinlet Die from:
Stampin up stampin' up! mary fish halloween curvy keepsake treat box thinlits dies... Great pumpkin tags...
Below card made using the Home for the Holidays stamp set and framelits from:
Inch of Creativity: Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek #stampinup #inchofcreativity #holidayhome

Treat boxes below made using the Curvy Keepsake Thinlet Die.
These boxes are from:
The Halloween gang
These other 2 are from

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grateful for You Stamp Set - 2nd card

Here's another clean and simple card made using the Grateful for You stamp set.  You can click on the image below to download the flyer.  Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Stampin' Up's Grateful for You Stamp Set - first of two cards

Grateful for You Card from Stampin' Up's Monthly Demonstrator
Magazine -Stampin' Success
For All Things Stamp Set Paper
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Paper
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Color Me Autumn Washi Tape
Linen Thread
Gold Basic Metal Buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter
Spray bottle and water
  1. Fold the Sahara Sand Cardstock in half to create the card.
  2. Tear the bottom of the 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" Blackberry Bliss Cardstock to create a distressed edge and adhere it to the card.
  3. Stamp the leaf images in Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, and Crushed Curry ink on the 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" Watercolor Paper. Spritz the stamped images with water. Stamp "For you" in Crumb Cake ink under the leaf images.
  4. Ink a wet Aqua Painter using the Blackberry Bliss pad, then tap the Aqua Painter on your finger over the card to spatter ink onto the stamped Watercolor Paper.
  5. Tear the Watercolor Paper to create a distressed edge and adhere it to the card.
  6. Stamp the banner shape in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp "Grateful" in Crumb Cake ink on the Crushed Curry banner shape. Cut out the banner shape and adhere it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Tear a 1-1/2" x 1/2" piece from a sheet of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper (Soft Suede diamond pattern). Adhere it to the card.
  8. Adhere a 2" strip of Color Me Autumn Washi Tape (Blackberry Bliss) to the front of the card.
  9. Thread Linen Thread through the Gold Basic Metal Button and adhere it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stampin' Up's 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog - final round of NEW product videos!

Gratitude for Days Simply Created Kit video and projects::


Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit video:

Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit video:


Have a great week & email subscribers be certain to click on this post title to get to my blog to watch the videos!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Stampin' Up's Gift Card Envelope Die Videos

These videos feature another NEW great product in the 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog.  This first Stampin' Up video shows you how to assemble the Gift Card Envelop die for great packaging! The bonus video below (2nd video) shows you how to use the die to make a great box top.  Email subscribers, don't forget to click on this post to get to my blog to watch the video. 

BONUS TIP: DIY Gift Box Top video tutorial:

Thanks for visiting & have a great day1

Sunday, August 31, 2014

2nd Round of Stampin' Up 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog Product Videos

Here's my second round of 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog product videos. ( I forgot to mention yesterday that email subscribers need to click on this post title to get to my blog to watch the videos!)
Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Star Boxes video tutorial:

Simply Pressed Clay Ornament Video:

Snowflake Card Die Video:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog Product Videos

Here are my first round of Stampin' Up videos featuring NEW products from the 2014 Holiday Mini Catalog.  The Holiday Mini started on August 28th and Stampin' Up has told us that they expect several of the Photopolymer stamp sets to get on backorder, so order yours soon!

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and Framelits video:

Gift Box Punch Board video:

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlet video:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp set and CUTE Card Samples!

Article from stampin' up! blog

I’ve been anxiously waiting for today for months and months. It’s finally here! Some of you who attended Inspire. Create. Share. in July may have already seen the latest stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Ten lucky attendees even took it home (and I hope they’ve been having some fun with it). For the rest of you who haven’t seen it yet . . . drumroll, please . . . and can I get a Yee-Haw?!
For those of you who attended convention—especially those who came to the Stamps, Ink, and Paper class— you’ll have heard the story behind this stamp set. I was given an assignment late last year to carve a stamp set with the Undefined Stamp Carving Kit for a Stampin’ Success article. “Howdy” was the first image I carved. I’m not sure why I picked that word. I’m not a country girl. I’m not a fan of country music. I do love to say “howdy.” Maybe it’s just my attempt to spice up “hello.” Whatever the reason, it was the spark that lit the inspiration fire that resulted in the Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set.

I had a lot of fun doodling this stamp set. I knew I wanted some imagery to go with all of the fun sentiments. The lasso is probably my favorite piece and was designed to fit around Howdy, Rootin’ Tootin’, and Yee-Haw.
My second favorite image is the sheriff’s badge. The “sheriff” sentiment was purposely left separate from the badge so that you could easily write in someone’s name, then pin it to a shirt or bandana. It also makes an adorable tag for a gift.
This stamp set isn’t just for Texans, although I know a few who will love it (Erica, Lydia . . .)! Here are a few samples that show how the images can be used to make a soft, pretty card or a sweet little card for a baby shower, a fun thank you note for a friend, or a colorful celebration card.




Monday, June 30, 2014

Stampin' Up's "A Little Sumthin' Sumthin'" Simply Created Gift Box Ideas

A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Simply Created Gift Box Ideas - Item #133794 $13.95

                 Kit includes 10 pillowboxes (folded: 4-1/4" x 2-1/2"), 10 die-cut word bubbles,
                10 bellybands, 10 mini clothespins, 10 wood sticks, 10 sheets of precut
                 cotton paper, 10 pieces of Real Red 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (ea. 16").

Other Stampin' Up ideas:

Let's Celebrate Envelope

Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set Ink
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit
Stampin' Dimensionals

  1. Use scissors to cut along the score lines on one end of the pillow box.
  2. Trim the other end so it has a straight edge and adhere it.
  3. Fold the belly band paper in half to create the card.
  4. Stamp "Let's celebrate" in Pool Party ink on one of the word bubbles. Adhere the bubble to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals along the top edge.
  5. Tuck the card into the envelope, leaving the bottom of the word bubble to rest outside the envelope.
  6. Tie the ribbon around the envelope.

Hooray Treat Wrapper

Sumthin' Sumthin' Stamp Set Ink
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
A Little Sumthin' Sumthin' Gift Box Kit

  1. Stamp "Hooray" in Pool Party ink on the Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it out, turning the right end into a banner. Cut out a strip of the belly band, turning the right end into a banner. Cut a small piece of the ribbon, cutting one edge to make it a banner.
  2. Cut the pillow box in half.
  3. Score the box at 2" and 3".
  4. Place the candy inside and secure it closed with a mini clothespin. Tuck the three banners from step 1 under the clasp of the pin.
  5. Add the pom pom at the top for a little decoration.

And here's a repost of a Stampin' Up video showing you how to assemble the Kit:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Sweet Summer Treat Boxes from Stampin' Up Blog

Sweet Summer Treat Boxes Article written by Cindy B., Senior Stampin' Up Staff Writer - from stampin' up! blog
Cindy B., Senior Stampin' Up Staff Writer wrote:

Summer is here! It’s time for swimming, sun . . . and ice cream treats. Check out the following ideas for yummy-looking ice cream-themed gift boxes—and don’t feel as if you have to use these palettes. We’ve got plenty of ice cream colors for you to work with!

The “ice cream sandwich” boxes are perfect for enclosing small gift cards, treats, movie tickets, etc. You could easily make a bunch of these little cuties for family reunion gifts—or teach the kids how to make them! They’ll love making different “flavors.”  :)

Ice Cream Sandwich Supplies:
Round the corners of the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces using the Project Life Corner Punch, then pierce both pieces of cardstock using the Paper-Piercing Tool and Paper-Piercing Mat (to create an ice-cream sandwich effect).   Score a 1/2" border on all sides of the 5" x 3" ice-cream colored cardstock pieces using the scoring blade on the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Snip the corners and fold inward. (See picture below.) Adhere the corners to the box sides using Sticky Strip. Fit the box top and bottom together to create an “ice cream slice.”   Enclose the “ice cream slice” in the Chocolate Chip Cardstock pieces. Wrap with the White Vellum Cardstock strip and Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine.  Include a stamped tag to fit the occasion. That’s it!

You might also want to make these posh Push-Pop Gift Boxes. Just wrap a cardboard tube with ice-cream colored cardstock and adhere a cardstock circle to the top (made using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch). Adhere a popsicle stick to the inside of a cardboard tube using Sticky Strip. If you’d like to put a gift inside, punch out another circle, cut a slit in the middle, and adhere the circle to the bottom of the tube. When it is dry, insert the popsicle stick.

Supplies used here: Oh My Goodies Stamp Set; Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding, and Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Big Shot; Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies.

I made one more ice-cream themed project—but this one is a card. I used the Bravo Stamp Set, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad, Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits Dies, and the Party Pennants Bigz L Die.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Stampin' Up Blendabilities available starting July 1st!

Stampin' Up announced today that a select group of Blendabilities will be available to purchase starting July 1, 2014.   The color groups available for ordering are:
  • Cherry Cobbler (item #130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (item #131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (item #130998)
  • Old Olive (item #130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (item #130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (item #131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (item #129370)
In addition, the following accessories will also be available:
  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369) 
Below is a great video tutorial from Carrie Cudney giving you tips on how to use and store the Stampin' Up Blendabilities.  (email subscribers will need to click on this email post title to get to my blog to watch the video).

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stampin' Up video tutorial - Snip & Spritz Paper Flower

Here's a Stampin' Up video tutorial showing you how to make this pretty Crepe Filter Paper flower using Fringe Scissors.  Email subscribers: don't forget that you'll need to click on this email post title to get to my blog to watch the video.

Also, I forgot to mention last week that Stampin' Up put out an update saying that the items on the 2013 Holiday Carryover list HERE are only available until August 28, 2014 (the new holiday mini catalog starts right after that).  So be sure to check out the list before then and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

June Stampin' Up Paper Pumpkin Kit video

The photo above shows the adorable pinwheels you'll be able to make from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Thank you fellow demonstrator Kay Kalthoff for the picture!! My mailman hasn't delivered my kit yet - darn it!  You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin HERE and cancel any time you'd like.  You can even prepay for subscriptions; it REALLY makes a great gift.   When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, be certain to select me as your Demonstrator to take advantage of my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program!

Here's the June Paper Pumpkin video showing what comes in the kit and how to assemble the pinwheels.  Thanks for visiting & have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Stampin' Up Wedding invitation and decoration ideas

From Jun 16  - stampin' up! blog

Wedding Bells . . . and Godzilla

Cindy B is Senior Staff Writer at Stampin' Up, and her daughter, Gloria—who works in Demonstrator Support— is getting married. Congratulations!

So Cindy was assigned the cardmaking duties and her daughter's wedding colors are red and brown. Cindy and her daughter both love the Cheers to Love Stamp Set from the new annual catalog, so she began by CASEing one of the cards on pg. 71.

As it turned out, neither Cindy's daughter or her finance liked that card, so she tried again.

The two cards on the right got the thumbs up.

Finally, they settled on this one made with the Real Red and Very Vanilla patterns in the new Flashback Designer Series Paper.  But Cindy and her daughter agreed that it still needed a little something.

She added a layered butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly Punches. (Though the embellishment looks like a Basic Pearl, it’s actually a Basic Rhinestone.) She also used Crumb Cake Cardstock and Gold Foil Sheets. Cindy cut out the oval frames using the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.

Then they needed invitation inserts, so Cindy created them using MDS—and yes, those ARE Godzilla figurines. (Cindy's daughter, Gloria and finance, Robby are both big fans).

Cindy's daughter and her fiancĂ© are both writers and wanted a fairy tale theme for their reception, so she made faux books for each table using empty boxes, Flashback Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Real Red, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.

(The back of the book.)

And here is a banner Cindy made using the Celebration Basics Kit. The flowers were created using the Big Shot, the Floral Frames Collection, Real Red Cardstock, and White Filter Paper.

Donna G. from Demonstrator Training was kind enough to show me how to make tassels for the banner.

I used White Filter Paper. (Donna spritzed her White Filter Paper using Crushed Curry ink.)

Adhere Sticky Strip to the top of the Filter Paper. Make cuts every quarter inch, as shown. Roll up the tassel using a wooden skewer. I stacked a few sheets on top of one another so I could make several tassels at the same time. Tip: pencil lines on the paper to help with cutting.

Cindy will probably be posting a few more wedding ideas before the summer is over! I know we all wish Cindy and her family the best of luck with the plans and wish the happy couple a lifetime of joy!