Thursday, December 27, 2012


Click here to visit my Stampin' Up! website to see all of the items!

Stampin' Up! added 15 more products to the Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Check out this Advent Calendar
I used an 11" x 24" frame ($3 from Walmart)

I had no plans on how I wanted it to turn out.
So I started by stamping each date using Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.

This angle is to try to help you see it better.

After I stamped image onto Very Vanilla I punched them out with the 1" square punch.
Then I chose from the DSP "Be of Good Cheer".  I tried to stay away from the lighter pages so the images would show up better.  I then punched them out with the Postage Stamp Punch.

After they were done I needed to bling it up!  So I layered them over the Red Glimmer Paper and punched them with the 1 3/8" square punch.

For the background, I used the 12x12 DSP and cut an inch off the bottom. (Now you have 12 x 11 piece)
Then I took another piece of 12 x 12 (red) and cut (2) the size 1 1/2" X 11" (for both the left and right sides.)

I then took more of the red DSP and cut another (2) strips, this time the size would be 1" x 11"  (this goes across the top and bottom)

I see now that I could have made it either way 11" high x 14" wide (the way I did it) or 14" high x 11" wide.  Either way works!!  Cuz you have 5 rows of 5!!!

Stamps:  25 & Counting (page 17)
Cardstock:  Gumball Green (In Color) (page 152) Cherry Cobbler (page155), Very Vanilla (page 156) DSP Be of Good Cheer (pg 164), Red Glimmer Paper (page 160)
Accessories:  1" square punch (page 183), Postage Stamp Punch (page 182), 1 3/8" square punch (page 183)

Friday, November 30, 2012


First let me say that I CASED this card from Deborah Smart from B.C. Canada who posted it from Tacoma Regionals.  I tweaked it and made it mine.

Card #1 Cherry Cobbler

Card #2 Gumball Green

Card #3 Pool Party 

Card #4 Real Red

Stamp Set:  Hostess, Four Seasons, Season of Joy (retired)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Cardstock, Ink and Ribbon: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green or Pool Party
Accessories:  2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds, white embossing powder (detailed), Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, glue pen, 

Whooot Woooo Christmas Cards

Well, I've been busy!!!  Trying to come up with ideas for Christmas.
I really like this card!

Stamps:  Sweet Seasons (retired), Season of Joy (retired)
Cardstock:  Gumball Green (In Color), Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, DSP Be of Good Cheer
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  1 3/4" scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, scallop oval punch, embossing folder Petals a Plenty, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Rhinestone Brads (clear circle), dimensionals

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Here is another sympathy card.  I wanted to stay from dark and gloomy.


Stamps:  Hope for Comfort, Happy Harmony (both retired)
Cardstock:  Regal Rose, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Regal Rose, Rose Red, Melon Mombo
Accessories:  Scallop trim border punch, Chantilly Ribbon (retired), glue dots, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Monday, November 12, 2012


Sympathy cards are not fun to make, but I do put a lot of love into them.


Stamp Set:  Autumn Days, Warmest Regards (both retired)
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso (Pheasant)
Accessories:  Raffia, Regal Buttons,Textured Impressions Square Lattice, Dimensionals,sponges, Framelits Label Collection

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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Friday, October 26, 2012



October 29 is the one-day Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular!

For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell!

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.  Click here to view the catalog online.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • 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.

  • Want to order???
    Email me:
    Call me:  714.321.6141
    Order online 24/7 October 29th:

    The Sale:
    See the list of kits below. You can also view our kits in the online store. Note that the sale won't be reflected in the store until October 29.
    ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
    50% Off
    130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
    129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
    119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
    122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
    130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
    130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
    123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
    123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
    128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
    130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
    130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
    131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
    128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
    129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
    129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
    118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
    127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
    118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
    130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
    124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
    124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
    129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
    119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
    129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
    122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
    129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
    124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
    131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
    127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
    131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
    130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
    126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
    130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
    118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
    130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
    127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
    129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
    129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
    127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
    130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
    129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
    130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
    118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
    129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
    124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
    129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
    129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
    127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
    125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
    131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
    121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
    129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
    129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
    132567Winter Wonders Kit (released Oct. 30, 2012)$9.95$4.97
    127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
    131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
    120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
    128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

    Friday, October 19, 2012


    70 new items added to Clearance Rack!!!  Hurry, while supplies last!!
    Available online only!!

    Click here to go to see all the exciting items on sale!!!


    Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! 

    We're excited to offer you the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: 

    Word Play page 135 of Regular Catalog
    Perfectly Penned page 34 of Holiday Catalog
    Seasonal Sayings page 132 of Regular Catalog

    The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

    Click here to go to my online shop and see what is available!

    Monday, October 1, 2012


    I love to watercolor!  So here is my attempt at it!

    As usual, the card is much nicer in real life!

    I used the top of the ink pads and the aqua painter to do this.  Stamping with Black Stazon first onto watercolor paper.

    I don't have my regular computer back yet so I don't know how to crop with this one.  But I did figure out how to add my watermark.  Yay!

    Up close shot of the watercoloring.  (click on any photo to make larger)

    Stamp:  Country Morning (retired), Warmest Regards
    Ink:  More Mustard, Black Stazon, Cajun Craze, Real Red, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand (for the basket)
    Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Watercolor Paper
    Accessories:  Square Lattice Textured Impressions, Eyelet border punch, Linen thread, sponges, dimensionals, Aquapainter

    Monday, September 17, 2012


    I have been enjoying seeing cards on Pinterest and getting my creative juices flowing. 

    I have found this blog by Heather Telford.  I just love the ideas she comes up with.  So I thought I would play and attempt to come up with watercolor card.  

    Stamps:  Watercolor Trio (R)
    Ink:  Black Stazon, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
    Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
    Accessories:  Aqua painter, Buttons (Regal)

    Another card I found on Pinterest got my attention.  
    Below is my take on the card found here,

    Stamps:  Nature's Wonder (Retired), Script (Retired) Blessings from Heaven
    Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper (Retired)
    Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
    Accessories:  Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Brass Brads

    If you click on the photo it will enlarge it!

    Monday, September 10, 2012



    During September, get a FREE spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon with every 
    $40 purchase. Choose from any of our 2012-2014 In Colors—or earn all five!

    Contact me to place an order or
    Click here to go to my Stampin' Up! store!

    Friday, September 7, 2012



    I love finding new things to make and I love it even more when there is a tutorial and directions!

    So here is a 3x3 post it note holder to make just in time for the holidays!

    Please watch her video to see how to make it.

    Ain't it cute????  And sooooo darn easy to make!

    I am borrowing my husband's laptop so I don't know how to crop these pictures!  But I finally learned how to put my name etc. on it.

    I would definitely view the video to see how she makes it, but you don't have to write down the dimensions as I have listed them here for you.

    Here are the measurements:

    • Gumball green card stock measures 7 3/8" W x 3 1/4" H
    • score across long side at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", and 3 7/8"
    • Cherry Cobbler is 2 7/8" W x 3 1/8" H
    • Very Vanilla is 2 3/4" W x 3" H
    • Designer paper selections are punched with the 1 1/4" square punch  (as you can see there is a larger space between the top squares and the bottom squares, but because of the large cut out, it pretty much covers it.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012


    My upline gave us a challenge, with More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla

    So this is what I came up with.

    Stamp Sets:  (Hostess): Four Seasons, Tiny Tags (friends)
    Cardstock:  More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
    Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke (markers)
    More Mustard and Cajun Craze ink pads
    Accessories:  Sponges, Stripes Textured Empressions, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 2 1/2" circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, dimensonals, piercing tool and mat
    Techniques:  Sponging, Rock & Roll Technique (on the leaves)

    Monday, September 3, 2012


    I know it just turned September, but I'm trying to get a head start on Halloween!  I found this card on pinterest click here to see tutorial.  I used a different stamp set than Joan did because I didn't want to cut out each image.  The set I used was Tricky Treats and you can punch them out!

    Stamp Set:  Tricky Treats pg 28 of catalog
    Cardstock:  Basic Black, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper pg 24 of the Holiday Catalog
    Ink:  Basic Black (I recommend using Stazon instead)
    Punches:  Curly Label, Extra Large Oval, Extra Large Tag, 1 3/4" Circle Punch  pages 182-185 

    These next two cards I created for a class I am doing.  I really like how they turned out.  The Halloween DSP "Howlstooth & Scaringbone" is very versatile.  I used the same design but different colors for the background

    I used More Mustard on this card.  The Basic Black is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and the More Mustard opens up and is 8" x 5 1/4" (scored at 4")

    And Tangerine Tango on this one.  The Basic Black is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and the More Mustard opens up and is 8" x 5 1/4" (scored at 4")

    Both cards I used:

    Stamp Set:  Googly Ghouls pg 27 of Holiday Catalog
    Cardstock:  Basic Black (for background) More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone (pg 24 of the Holiday Catalog)
    Ink:  Black Stazon
    Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon (retired)  1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, modern label punch (I cut a very vanilla, then a basic black.  cut the basic black down the middle and then glued the pieces to the back of the very vanilla), dimensionals 

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012


    For a limited time and only while supplies last, the following discontinued Designer Fabrics from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (see pg. 196) will be available at the low, low price of just 99 cents.

    If you go to my Stampin' Up! website to place your order, it will let you know what is still available.

    121716Deck the Halls Designer Fabric$0.99
    121715Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric$0.99
    121817Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric$0.99
    121818Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric$0.99



    I very rarely participate in challenges, but I always enjoy Mary Jo Price-Williams ideas!

    Go take the challenge and have fun.


    Stamp Set:  Lacy & Lovely 
    Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and DSP Summer Smooches
    Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
    Accessories:  Eyelet border punch, Pearl Basic Jewels

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012


    I found this online today and just wanted to share it with you.

    Hopefully you won't have a papercut, but if you do, remember this!

    Thursday, August 2, 2012


    Click here to view the catalog!

    Click here to see the stampin' supllies!

    Friday, July 27, 2012


    One of the gals here at the Summer School saw me stamping with her niece and mentioned how she loved the frogs and the butterflies.  So I decided to make some cards for her.  I decided on simple and easy.  I like how they turned out.  Sorry about the shadow from the window, but these turned out better than the other photos I took of them.

    If you click on the pictures, they will get bigger.  Then you can see where I scored above and below the ribbon to give it a pop.  I also used the markers to get the two colors of the butterflies.

    Midnight Muse & Gumball Green
    (2012-14 In Colors)

    Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple
    (2012-14 In Colors)

    Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, Lacy & Lovely (Salutation), Moving Forward (Ronald McDonald House Stamp Set-frog)
    Cardstock:  Whisper White
    Ink: Primrose Petals & Raspberry Ripple and markers    other card used Midnight Muse & Gumball Green ink & markers
    Accessories:  Raspberry Ripple Ribbon and scoring

    Next cards I stamped once on the card, then stamped again on a piece of scrap and punched it out and layered it on top of the first stamped image to get a "floating" look.

    I also scored 3 lines in front of the Salutation but made them angle off.  To see a closer look, click on the picture.

    Gumball Green

    Midnight Muse

    Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri, Lacy & Lovely (Salutation)
    Cardstock:  Whisper White
    Ink:  Gumball Green & Midnight Muse
    Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, scoring, glue dot and rhinestone


    There is a dear friend of mine who is like a sister to me.  I have spent the last 5 summers with her here at the Taft Summer School in Watertown, CT.  I created this card for her because she IS kindness!  I love how this card turned out and I was able to tell her inside the card how blessed I am to know her and how much I care about her.

    I hope you like this card too.

    Stamp Set:  Kindness Matters
    Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green (both In Colors 2012-14) Very Vanilla
    Ink:  Midnight Muse & Gumball Green (inks and markers)
    Accessories:  Midnight Muse Ribbon, Dimensionals

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012


    Click here to see a tutorial on how to do this from Dawn Olchefske

    I saw a card like this on pinterest and just fell in love with it.  And I'm very in love with the new 2012-2014 In Colors too!!!  Can you tell?  So I just had to make a card with each color.  I hope you like them!  And they are tons of fun to make and very, very fast!!!

     Gumball Green

     Primrose Petals


    Midnight Muse

    Summer Starfruit

    Raspberry Ripple


    Here are the dimensions for the light cardstock:

    2" x 3 1/4"  
    3" x 4 1/4"
    4" x 5 1/4"

    Here are the dimensions for the dark cardstock

    2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
    3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
    5 1/2 x 8 1/.2": (card)

    Inside I cut a light cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"

    I hope you enjoy making these cards!!!



    I am on vacation and thought I packed everything I needed/wanted to make cards this summer.  Evidentally not as I forgot to bring the Labels Collection Framelits!  Oh well, I had to do it the old fashioned way, use my scissors!!!

    Stamp:  Apothecary Art, Tiny Tags (background)
    Cardstock:  In Colors Gumball Green & Primrose Petals
    Ink:  In Colors Gumball Green & Primrose Petals
    Accessories:  Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, Basic Pearls and In Color Primrose Petals Ribbon

    Monday, July 16, 2012


    I was on Pinterest again and found another idea I had to CASE.

    The card I cased was from Angela McKay (but I couldn't make out her website)

    So here is my rendition of her card.

    I used retired Mocha Morning DSP (love it!)

    Stamp Set:  Retired Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
    Ink:  Soft Suede
    Cardstock:  DSP Mocha Morning (retired), Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
    Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch, sponging, Designer Naturals Button, Linen Thread, dimensionals, glue dots (behind button)