Monday, January 28, 2013


I totally CASED (copy and shared) this from Linda Fisher,
you can see her card here.  She blinged her card up, but I wanted to show you how nice your card can turn out if you don't have the "bling".

Card #1 (no bling)

Card #2 with bling

Both cards!

Here is the recipe for BOTH cards with the bling to follow:
Stamp Set:  Hostess Posey Punch Stamp
Cardstock:  DSP Twitterpated, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
Accessories on both:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Fancy Flower Punch

No bling:
Dimensionals only on the baja breeze flower.
Baja Breeze Seam Binding

Whisper White Satin Ribbon
Filigree Brad
Dimensionals on 2 of the flowers and 1 one "Hello"

Please tell me what you think!

Sunday, January 27, 2013


My grandaughter turned 2 and her theme for the party was Curious George.  So I decided to create a girl monkey for her.  I found a post on Pinterest but it won't let me link it up here.  So I'll do my best to show you how to make this cute monkey!

Here is the card.

Here is my grandaughter reading her card!

Here are the punches I used.
  Click on the picture to enlarge it.

This is the picture on Pinterest, it won't take me to the person who first posted it.  So I think you can figure it out from this picture.  

I used the 1 1/4" circle punch to make the bananas.
I used the heart on the owl punch to make her bow.
Notice I actually used a different design to draw the mouth.
I used Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Got to play with the new "Honeycomb" Embossing Folder

I've seen such great samples all over the place that I just had to give it a try.

One trick to keep the paper from tearing is to add a piece of vellum paper into the embossing folder and don't use a tab on the big shot.

Here is the link: 

Card #1

Card #2

I wish my camera took better pictures because these shots don't do them justice!!

Here is the recipe to make them:
Card #1:
Stamp: Turtle & Co.
Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP Twitterpated
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Punch: Eyelet border punch

Card #2:
Stamp:  Four Frames, Kindness Matters
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DSP Twitterpated
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, dimensionals, Baja Breeze Seam Binding

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Starting today, January 22nd through March 22nd

Click here to view catalog!!

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! Contact me today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party.
Shopaholics unite! For every $50 you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! Visit my Online Store to start shopping.
Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit! Click Join Now to take advantage of this limited-time offer. Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up! Don’t wait—take advantage of these fantastic offers today.

Bloomin' Marvelous by Tamara Bertram

Hearts a Flutter 2 by Susan Carlson

Feeling Sentimental by Shannon Stanley

Feeling Sentimental by Carolyn Bennett

Patterned Occasions by Ilina Crouse

Pretty Petites by Wendy Weixler

 Pretty Petites Stamp Set

Petite Curly Label Punch

 by Ilina Crouse

Pretty Petites by DeeDee Milligan

Sycamore Street DSP

Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack

Madison Avenue Stamp Set 

by Ilina Crouse

Sycamore Street DSP by Keri-Anne Hodder

These samples are from Stampin' Up! Connection.

Monday, January 21, 2013


How can it be that the neighborhood kids are growing up, getting married and having families of their own??

Time just goes by too fast. 

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Little Angel (retired), Itty Bitty Background, Moving Forward (Ronald McDonald House)
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake,  Daffodil Delight, 
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Soft Suede,
Accessories: Versamark, 1 3/8" circle, scallop punch, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds
Technique:  Ripping paper to get sea waves.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013



As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Nancy Hill
home 615.614.1672
cell 714.321.6141

Click on flyer to make bigger!


Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!

You wanted more? You got more! We've had a great response so far to our experiment with single stamps. So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through
March 31, 2013.

Click on images to make them bigger!

Nancy Hill
home 615.614.1672
cell 714.321.6141

  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!

Monday, January 14, 2013



January 14, 2013
You asked, and we listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.
Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

Dude, You're Welcome! Kit

Attached is a link for a cute video using the new Dude, You're Welcome Kit  VERY FUNNY!!




I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here's How You Order:
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit:
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Saturday, January 5, 2013




Dates: January 3-21, 2013
From January 3 through January 21, you will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.

Bundle Item
DescriptionRetail ValueSpecial Bundle Price
132771Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags

During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!

The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.
Buy one of the following:
132242My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)$9.95
132245Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount)$9.95
132248Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)$9.95

Get this FREE:
Retail Value
holiday catalog
Sealed with Love Simply Sent

To see more information visit my online store here.