Saturday, August 31, 2013


Hi Everyone,

I know most people enjoy summer, however I really don't.  While I love the kids being out of school, I long for cooler temps.  I love fall and the leaves changing, pumpkins, and Thanksgiving.  So this card today is inspired by that..  I love Stampin' Up's glitter and always wish they made more colors.  At least I got my wish with the new Holiday Catalog with the addition of orange and black(page 20, item # 132206).
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Halloween Happiness
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Markers in Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie, Orange Stampin' Glitter, Expressions Thinlits Die

Friday, August 30, 2013


Stampin' Up has come up with another bundle deal!  This time its Papillion Potpourri with the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  Look below for details!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Best of September

Stampin' Up has released their September Best of set a few days early.  This one features a fall theme.
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.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
  •  As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up is 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.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Halloween Hello

Just a quick post today - sharing a Halloween sample with you.  I used the silver ink in the Holiday Catalog but not really sure how well the camera is picking it up...  The bat was made using the Elegant Butterfly punch and then the 3/4" circle punch to cut off the legs to make a bat shape - a tip I learned on Pinterest.
Supplies Used: Halloween Hello
Ink: Metallic Encore Ink in Silver
Card Stock: Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Chevron Embossing Folder.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Flower Shop... Again

Hi Everyone,

I really am having fun playing with this Flower Shop set.  Did I mention yet that if you buy the stamp set and the matching punch together in the bundle you can save 15%? It's on page 94 in the annual catalog.  I have to admit I was frustrated the first few times I tried to line up the stamps with the punch, until I found a great video on how to do it.  I'll include the video at the end of this post so you can watch too.  It's done by Connie Stewart who also has a great blog that I love to view:  Anyway Taylor and I were stamping together and came up with this new sample.  Hope you like it!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Sassy Salutation
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Versamark
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flower Shop

Hi Everyone!

I love getting ideas from other demonstrators and blogs, but my favorite place to get ideas from is Pinterest.   I see ideas all the time and sometimes CASE them exactly how they are and sometimes just have the image in my head as a guide for my own creation.  Either way, I highly recommend browsing through when you have some time for your own inspirations.  Here is my latest creations for you today:

 Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Label Love, A Round Array
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Color Collection DSP in Crumb Cake
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Artisan Label Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Designer Buttons, Candy Dots

Monday, August 19, 2013

Label Love

Good Morning Everyone!  Just a quick post to show you the Birthday card I made for my brother.  He turned 40 this past weekend and we had a great party to celebrate.  The DSP I used comes from the new I Am Me DSP in the annual catalog.  This is a great assortment for all of you camera ready scrapbookers out there.  I love the luggage paper and the camera paper included with the set.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Label Love
Ink: Pool Party
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Whisper White, I Am Me DSP
Accessories: Artisan Label Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thank-you Photopolymer

Stampin' Up has a brand new photopolymer set available.  Another Thank You (item 133454) is an exclusive, versatile set for any occasion that calls for a thank you.  If you are looking for a new Thank-you collection, this might just be the right set for you to try out some of the photopolymer stamps.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flower Shop

Hi Everyone!

I have a few samples for you today.  Basically the same design on both but I thought the first one was too dark and wanted to lighten it up a bit.  My Taylor said she likes the lightened version much better than the first but I thought I would share both with you all.  The 3rd picture is a card my Lindsay made with my Stampin' Up supplies.  She especially likes the red glimmer scales and I do too! The Glimmer papers are great for any upcoming Christmas projects you might have in the works. I love that the girls like playing and creating too.   My samples include the Flower Shop stamp set which comes with a coordinating punch for the flowers - I love it when Stampin' Up does that!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, From My Heart
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, From My Heart
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories:  Pansy Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Labels Framelits

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Single Stamps

 Hi Everyone!  Stampin' Up has just come out with a line of Single Stamps for the Holidays!  These will only be available until January 31st, 2014.  They do not come in the stamp cases but in a cello bag.  You can buy empty stamp cases if you prefer to store them that way (Item #119105)

Sunday, August 11, 2013


The Holiday Catalog is so packed with fantastic items, it makes it easy to miss some of things in it.  I think I missed the Expressions Thinlits Dies (pg 36) quite a few times before I started to see them on other cards and went searching for them.  I also used some of the Orange Stampin' Glitter (pg 20) that comes paired with black glitter as well.  I love Stampin' Up's glitters since they are ultrafine and add some nice bling to any project.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Gently Falling
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Orange Stampin' Glitter, Expression Thinklets Die

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sunburst Technique

Last Sunday I was lucky enough to attend a meeting at my Upline's house.  She had been at the Stampin' Up Convention the week before and had lots of great new samples to show us.  She also taught us a new technique call the Starburst.  I came home and tried a design of my own to show you.  It's an easy technique that looks much harder to do than it is. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Delight Dozen
Ink: Basic Black
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP
Accessories: 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla

Friday, August 9, 2013

Halloween Happiness

I was playing with the Halloween Happiness stamp again today and like this sample even better than the first one I posted.  Pumpkins are my favorite part of Halloween so I tend to gravitate toward any stamp or stamp set that has them.  I used the markers on this sample but you can easily stamp it in one color.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Halloween Happiness, Gently falling
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Stampin' Write Markers, Candy Dots (love these by the way!)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Simply Created

In the new Holiday Catalog, Stampin' Up has come out with a fantastic new line call Simply Created.  These kits come with everything you need to make great holiday banners and other projects.  Here is a video of the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit ( item #133507) with the Halloween Accessory Kit ( item # 132698). 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Promo

Have you been wanting to try Paper Pumpkin and just haven't signed up yet?  Well now is your chance to do it at a discount:

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
Not really sure what Paper Pumpkin is?  Read on....
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, d├ęcor, 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 and your customer 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.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Season of Style This & That Journal


Here is a closer look at the new Season of Style This & That Journal.  The journal contains 60 total sheets in it and has 5 different sections to keep you organized!  I love the colors they used for this set and all of the coordinating items you can add on

Friday, August 2, 2013

Best of August

The Best of August set is now available for purchase, I think this is my favorite one so far:

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2013-2014 Holiday Catalog

The Holiday Catalog is finally live!!! It is jam packed with fantastic new items to help you get crafty this holiday season.  Just click on the link to view the online catalog.  I will be handing out copies at my next class which will be on September 13th (details coming soon in email).  If you want a copy before that please email or call me and I will drop one off or put one in the  mail for you.  As always, please call or email with any questions