Monday, November 21, 2011

SAVE 20 to 60% on Stampin' UP! products! The Stampin' UP! On-Line Extravaganza Sale is here. Please click here and look for "On-Line Extravaganza" on the left side of my shopping page. The On-Line Extravaganza Sale ends Nov. 30.
  • Here's a PDF link to everything on sale durng the On-Line Extravaganza.
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
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  • Discounts range between 20 and 60 percent.

24 HOUR SALE TODAY ONLY!!! For the next 24 hours, take advantage of a 20% discount on two of Stampin' UP!s hottest new products, Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps. The 24 hour sale ends at midnight MST today.


122334 Simply Scored $29.95 $23.96

125152 Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps $16.95 $13.56

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Have you purchased your Cookie Stamps yet?
I tried the pumpkin stamp and used the Shortbread Cookie recipe that was included in the stamp set. I also colored the dough a little with food coloring because pumpkins need to look authentic, right? It was fun giving these a cute shape and they were SO GOOD!!!!~
The Cookie Stamps (125152) include the pumpkin, a heart and a snowflake, as well as the solid wood handle for only $16.95. Pair this up with the new Kraft Gift Boxes, found in the Holiday Mini Catalog, some cellophane bags, bakers twine and a cute tag for a fun gift for any occasion.
You can order all of these from my online store at and click on "shop now".

Saturday, October 1, 2011

FREE BIGSHOT or $100 of Free Product!!!

During October of 2011 you can join Stampin' UP! and my Stampin' Maniacs at the normal price of $175.00 and ALSO RECEIVE THE BIG SHOT FOR FREE, yes, that's right......FREE!!! If you already have a BIG SHOT, you can choose $100 of free products. This is all IN ADDITION to what you normally get in your starter kit.
If you join on-line, you will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus order type in OEX approximately one hour after you complete your online IDA. IF you choose free products, you must get as close to $100 as possible without going over.
You may choose either the Standard Starter Kit or the Digital+ Starter Kit. If you wish you can also add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.By joining with this special offer you are still eligible for any programs available to a new recruit, including but not limited to the Extra 10% Instant income offer, Stampin' Start and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster kit.
As always, if you have questions, please call or email me with your questions. This is a GREAT time to join and enjoy all the special opportunities Stampin' UP! has to offer their demonstrators!! This is such a great and rewarding job.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Boy, when I said "Good-Bye" to Stamp Sets back in May, I didn't really mean it to be "forever"; but it almost has been.
I have to show you the cutest card for Halloween using Totally Tess. When I was looking at the new Bingo Bits Stamp Set, I thought Tess needed to dress up for halloween!!!!! I also needed a swap for our demonstrator meeting this month and thought this would be a fun share so I made "lots".
Isn't this just the cutest???????? I used the spider page from the Frightful Sights to highlight the occasion and a little bit of the 1/8" black ribbon for dimension. The Skull and the Treat Bag are set up on dimensionals, but the pumpkin is adhered to the card base.
I hope you like this and it inspires you to make more of these with Tess using your own ideas. I would love to see what you come up with. Please link back to me so I can see!!!
Have a Wonderful Tuesday!!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Good Bye!!!!!!!

Just a quick announcement so that you don't let June 1st sneak up on you unprepared.....

Retiring Lists:

On June 1st, Stampin' UP! will announce the list of stamp sets, wheels and all accessories that will be retiring on June 30th. Please check HERE on my Blog on June 1st for links to the retiring lists because all of the accessories will be available on a first come first serve basis...once they are gone, they are gone!!! Don't miss out.

On June 1st, I will be ordering the new 2011/2012 Stampin' UP! catalogs!! I'd love to know how many to pre-order! My customer catalogs are free, I just ask that you pay the shipping costs to get your FREE CATALOG with EXCLUSIVE COUPON for my customers!!!
Customers may begin ordering from the new catalog on July 1st. Demonstrators are able to order a select group of "sneak peek" products from the new catalog on June 1st. Let me know if you would like to join Stampin' UP! to take advantage of this FUN PERK.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Scrapbooking from Scrappin' Kit

Oh my gosh, look at these cute little birds. I had never seen these before so I had to look them up in my bird book and it appears these are BUNTINGs. They are colored so brilliantly blue and orange. Over the last week we have lots of them eating the seed we have put out for the sparrows and doves that are our usual guests. I had to get some pictures of them from inside the house as they are really spooky.

Have you all seen the really cute "Playful Polka Dots" Scrappin' Kit in the Summer Mini Catalog? The colors are so gorgeous together and bright and energizing!!! I'm not a big scrapbooker, but when I saw this, I had to put together a cute mini scrapbook using these papers and self adhesive images.

I had so much fun putting this together and making little pockets for additional places for photos.

Have a nice week!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog AND More

The new Summer Mini Catalog launches TODAY.... I have gone crazy with everything new; there's so many really gorgeous stamp sets, papers, and NEW accessories.....

Click HERE to view the catalog

Click HERE to view the supplies to make the projects/cards shown

Did you also know that May is SCRAPBOOKING month??? Stampin' UP! is offering many Stamp Sets at discounted prices (30% off) and Digital Products at discounted prices as well. Click on the above links for the pricing of each.

During April you were able to purchase the Four Frames Stamp Set and the Petals Paisley Designer Series Paper as a pre-order from the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. I was playing with the Stamp Set and came up with this cute tag holder using the Scalloped Envelope Die for the Big Shot.

I punched out 10 tags using the Large Tag Punch, but placing the punch on a fold so it would be like a small card. Then I punched 10 Small Tags in Whisper White to place an image on the front of each tag.
I used the Raspberry stamp from the Clearly For You set (Occasions Mini catalog) to stamp onto the front image.
Aren't these cute? You may, however, want to make fewer tags to put into the little envelope because I found that 10 was too many to fold the top down on the envelope and keep it shut.

This is a fun idea to give to a friend or use as an incentive gift for a workshop.

Have a beautiful Sunday.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I loved the card in the new Summer Mini catalog on page 22 using the Tangerine Tango. I told you I loved this color cardstock LOL.

Anyway, I copied the card exactly as it is shown. It was really fun to make.

The card is made from the Tangerine Tango cardstock, and embossed with the NEW Flower Garden embossing folder. Then I tied the Daffodil Delight 3/8" taffeta ribbon around the card. On top of that I attached some of the NEW Beyond the Garden DSP after the bottom was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch.

I cut two strips of cardstock, one in Pacific Point and the other in Wild Wasabi and attached onto the DSP at the bottom edge above the embossed portion.

Then I stamped the leaf in Wild Wasabi and one of the flower images in Daffodil Delight on scrap paper and cut them out. then they were attached to the front of the DSP with Dimensionals.

The greeting I used was from the Thanks for Caring stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog that is expiring on 4-30-11. Don't forget to check through the Occasions catalog to make sure you have all you want out of it before it's gone.

Have a Great Day!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

LOVE the colors

I was looking at some of the new Designer Series Paper in the Summer Catalog called Beyond the Garden. The colors in the paper are the ones shown in the New Color Coach (Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango).
The photo of the cards just doesn't do them justice; they are sooooo gorgeous together. I wanted to make a card using ALL OF THE COLORS, but that's for another day.

I did use some of the paper and some other new items from the Summer Mini Catalog to make this card.
Again this photo of the card doesn't do the colors justice; the base of this card is Tangerine Tango... one of my most favorite colors of all the Stampin' UP! colors. The first thing I did was to stamp one of the flower images from the new Fabulous Florets stamp set randomly all over the front using my VersaMark stamp pad, so basically, they are watercolor marks. I punched the edge of the card with the Scallop Edge Punch, then using the NEW Flower Garden embossing folder, ran the card front through the Big Shot imprinting this new fabulous image.

I stamped the leaf image on Whisper White cardstock in Wild Wasabi and attached the cardstock to a piece of the new Beyond the Garden DSP and attached them to the front of the card. I also ran a sheet of Tangerine Tango through the Big Shot and used the Square Lattice embossing folder, cut the paper into thin strips, then attached a strip to the edge of the Whisper white cardstock to give the card a little more dimension. Using some Whisper White scraps, I stamped another of the flower images in VersaMark then applied some NEW Tangerine Tango embossing powder to the image and heat embossed it. I stamped two images then cut them out, and attached them together using a dimensional. I also used my Aqua Painter and applied some Daffodil Delight classic ink in the center of the top flower and little dabs of Tangerine Tango classic ink from the center out toward the end of the petals. Lastly, I applied some Smooch pearlized top coat on the petals to give them some shine. I attached the flower to the card with another dimensional, then tied some 3/8 Whisper White Taffeta ribbon around the card for the finishing touch.

Here is a closer view of the flower showing how shiny it is with the Smooch top coat.

What the card doesn't show you is what I put on the inside. I used a 1" strip of the same Designer Series Paper on the edge of the inside so it shows underneath the scallop edge when the card is closed. I also corner rounded the inside corners to go along with the scalloped front.

The card turned out pretty amazing. I made it for a swap I'm in this month.

Have a wonderful Day!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ice Cream Cone

This is the last project we made in our first Big Shot class this month...... Isn't this the cutest thing? The Petal Cone die again!!! We cut the cone with the Big Shot using Crumb Cake cardstock and then ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to make it look like a waffle cone. The banner in the die cut was also embossed and adhered to the top portion of the cone to finish off the edge. The we cut one section of the cone in Whisper White for the inside greeting, trimmed to fit and adhered to the inside of the card. Next we ran three pieces of Pretty in Pink pieces of cardstock through the Petal Cone Die on the scallop half circle section. Then each piece was sponged with Regal Rose classic ink. The first piece was placed on the cone as it is originally cut. Then to make the other three pieces smaller, we fit the cut piece into the 2 1/2" circle punch, placed the scallops evenly inside and punched. Then these altered "ice creams" were placed on top of the cone for additional scoops. I then sprayed the ice cream with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to finish it off. I thought this turned out pretty cute.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Petal Cone Die Projects

This little pouch was fun to make and really cute. It could be used for any number of things.... of
course my first thought was to put a valentine greeting inside; however, the pouch is large enough that it could hold some special treat (maybe chocolate???). This was made by cutting the basic section on the back with the Petal Cone Die. The front is using Designer Series Paper from the Level 1 Hostess paper pack in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog, also cut with the Petal Cone Die. Don't you LOVE the flowers? These were made with the new Fun Flowers Die that you can also find in the Occasions Mini Catalog and the leaves are actually petals from the Blossoms Petal Punch. Pretty cute, huh?
This next project is one of my favorites. Again using the Petal Cone Die and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, I made a "carrot" for Easter. The front is stamped with the Easter Blossoms stamp set using Pumpkin Pie classic ink. The little banner on the Petal Cone die is what I curled slightly and attached to the front and on top of that I attached a piece of Victoria Lace with a small piece of Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon tied around the lace. Then I attached a button from the Neutrals Button collection with a small piece of linen thread tied into it. The back of the "carrot", I adhered some DSP in Old Olive; then filled with "crimped grass" and pixie sticks.

The project on the right is again made using the Petal Cone die. This project is made with Early Espresso cardstock with some Blushing Bride Designer Series paper from the Level 1 Hostess Paper pack. On top of that I attached a scallop circle with another circle cut with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The image is stamped in Early Espresso classic ink using the Clearly For You stamp set that you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Don't forget, if there are things in the Occasions Mini that you can't live without, it will be expiring on 4-30-11. We NEVER know if any of the stamp sets will appear in a future Idea Book & Catalog, so hurry to get in your order before the end of the month.

The Other item shown is made from the Scallop Square die and I have attached a square of Designer Series Paper onto the cardstock. I punched a hole on the top opposite corners, added some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a greeting from the Defining Life Stamp Set which was punched out with the Decorative label Punch. I also attached a rosette from the Occasions Mini Catalog and a few leaves punched from the Blossoms Petal Punch.

Hope you enjoyed these projects and I have a few more to show you tomorrow.

Enjoy your Monday, at least the weather is improving and the leaves are coming out on the trees and bushes..... FINALLY. Today my husband actually mowed the lawn because it was looking pretty shaggy with all the rain we've had and it looked so pretty and reminded me that soon we will be able to sit outside and enjoy the warm sun!!! Can't wait.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Top Note Die

One of my customers brought me this beautiful card she made using the Top Note Die for the Big Shot and the Decorative Label punch. I think this is gorgeous and if you look closely, you'll notice she added a few basic rhinestones on the image.

I have a Big Shot club for those wanting to buy the Big Shot on a Lay-Away plan and while they are waiting to get their machines, they come each month and make projects learning about and using the dies. This month, we made mostly projects made with the Petal Cone Die Cut. I got so carried away with everything you can do with this die that it took them forever to finish LOL.

I will show you a few of the things we made today, and more in the next few days.

The first basket is made using the Oval Frame Die, the handle is made with the scallop portion of the Oval Frame Die and cut in half and the Big Oval Punch was used for the greeting. The egg shape of the basket is textured with the Polka Dot embossing folder and cut to make a straight edge on the bottom to stand up. The two "egg" shapes are attached to a small box I made to fit inside.

The Easter Basket is made using the Petal Cone die and cut down to stand flat. The handle was made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Check out the "PEEP" inside.... she's sitting on a few Jelly Bird Eggs.

Lastly, the cone is made with the Elegant Soiree' Designer Series Paper with an added piece of Early Espresso cardstock, again using the scallop piece in the Petal Cone Die providing the scallop edge on each "petal". I used Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon for the handle and the bows on each side.

Check back tomorrow for more samples of what we made and have a blessed Sunday

Saturday, April 2, 2011


This was my entry into the Demonstrator Swap for our meeting this month. I used the Manhatten flower Embossing folder on the Pear Pizzaz card stock, then I cut the three scallops at the bottom using the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die for the Big Shot and some of the Springtime Vintage DSP. I used the same paper for the flower which I made using the FUN FLOWER Bigz Die for the Big Shot. I used some Pear Pizzaz Cardstock and the DSP for the flower and sponged the Pear Pizzaz classic ink on the edgesl, then I scrunched them up, opened them, attached an Antique Brad and to the card using Mini Glue Dots. I also wrapped some Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Poly-Stitched ribbon and pulled a thread out of the middle to gather it a bit on the side. My original for the swap was better; the top layer of the flower used the flower DSP instead of the the pink from the same set, but I ran out of the flower paper. I also used a large Antique Brad instead of this small one. The Greeting comes from the set, Elements of Style. Have a Fun Day.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flower Daisies

This card reminds me that I have forgotten to use my Flower Daisies Die Cut that I LOVE SO MUCH!!! This card was made by Carol Helmig. Look at all the fun things used to make this!!!! The main portion of the card is using the Tulip Embossing Folder.... then the last layer of Marina Mist is using the Finial Press Embossing Folder. As mentioned above the flower is made using the Flower Daisies and the leaf comes from the Two Step Bird Punch. Just think..... how easy is this card to make..... using the Big Shot for both the embossing folders and the Flower Daisies, then using the Two Step Bird Punch for the leaf and the Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment and again for the outline on the sentiment. The small flower in the center of the daisy flower is made using one of the Itty Bitty Shapes punches from the Punch Pack. A little glitter on the leaf and center flower and the Basic Pearls. If you haven't used or purchased the Big Shot, it is a MUST HAVE!!!! I am currently hosting a Big Shot Lay-Away club...... come for 4 months, make fun "projects" for FREE using Big Shot dies and pay $29.15 each month toward your Big Shot.... OR, if you already have a Big Shot or want to learn more about how it works and what the dies do, come to the club and pay $5.00 and make all the same projects. After you experience this fun product you will know WHY it's a MUST HAVE!!! Call/email me if you are interested in attending. Call me with any questions and for details!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun Flowers

I have another gorgeous card from our Demonstrator Card Swap that has no name on it. I LOVE the layout. This card is made using a 4 1/4" X 8 1/2" piece of cardstock and scored and folded at 3". The 3" portion is at the bottom, then decorate how you wish. The top has a piece of 7 1/5" x 2 3/4" cardstock, folded in half and placed approximately 3/4" down from the top of the card. When the card is closed, the bottom is folded up first and the top folded over the bottom.

This has a scallop circle at the bottom on the 3" portion, which will hold the top down when closed.

The flower is made using the Fun Flowers Die for the Big Shot. It is so fun to use. This one was sponged with Baja Breeze classic ink and attached with a Clear Rhinestone Brad and Dimensionals. The inside flowery image comes from the Easter Blossoms Stamp set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Did you notice the pretty scallops across the bottom section? It was created using the Eyelet Border Punch... this punch really dresses up a card making it stand out from all the rest. I love the Designer Series paper which is Elegant Soiree from the Idea Book & Catalog.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Blossoms

My Upline, Beth Suhr is so amazing at making her cards. She made this gorgeous card using the Easter Blossom stamp set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog. This photo just doesn't do it justice.

The girl is made using Black Craft Ink and Irridescent Ice embossing powder and heated with the Heat Tool. She also used the Tulip Embossing Folder and the Oval Dies for the Big Shot.

This card is really amazing. Check out the Occasions Mini Catalog as there is only one month left, ending 4-30-11 for your "can't live without" stamps. The mini catalog items sometimes make it to the BIG Idea Book and Catalog, but not all of them..... so get what you want now so you won't miss out on something you LOVE.

Have Wonderful Day!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Baja Breeze Glassy Glitter

The Occasions Mini catalog introduced Baja Breeze Glass Glitter and we all received a FREE jar when we went to Regionals..... Regionals is sort of like a "mini" convention. We did make and takes, had demonstrations, drawings for FREE products and other FREEBIES just for attending. I love being a demonstrator, we have sooo many perks and opportunities.

Anyway, I wanted to share this cute card that one of my fellow demonstrators, Pat Dion, shared at our Demonstrator Meeting. She used several fun products and techniques. The first, is the really fun Glassy Glitter used for the frosting on the cupcake. The is using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Instead of using the punch to make a "ribbon", she used a 3"X3" square of cardstock, centered it in the center of the punch and punched all the way around. When done, it leaves the center portion attached and squares on each corner. Then you can decorate anyway you wish. Of course on this card the Create a Cupcake stamp set and Build a Cupcake Punch were used. Isn't it cute?

I have another card to show you that is similar, but I don't know who made it, but it is made using the same punch technique, but with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. The stamp set used is Bring on the Cake stamp set and a little Dazzling Diamonds.

See how similar these cards are, but yet so different.

The stamp sets in both cards and the Glassy Glitter are in the current Occasions Mini Catalog, which only has a month to go, but if you still want more Sale-A-Bration stamps/products, you can get these now and earn FREE stamps.... what can be better than FREE. Sale-A-Bration ends on Thursday the 31st, and as mentioned earlier, the Sale-A-Bration sets WILL NEVER BE IN ANOTHER CATALOG that's what makes them so unique and special. So hurry and get them now while you still have a few days left. You can go to my Stampin' UP! website and order directly online at Click on "Order Now"

So, the "guest" dogs came back this morning so we could take all four to the groomer. They probably thought, OK, this is it, this is our new home..... we're BACK!!! Actually, the female LOVES me and when she sees me she pushes her head and body so hard against me..... It warms the heart. LOL I should have taken their picture for a before and after makeover :)

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds

This unique card was made by my downline, Kristina Kelly. Can you believe that all the petals are Pumpkin Seeds?????

She entered this into our Demonstrator Swap so that means she had to make 12!!! What a lot of work but it's sooooo cute. Thanks Katrina for such a fun card!

My Grandson plays baseball for his high school and this weekend the school traveled up to Lewiston, Idaho and played 2 games against Lewiston and the next day played against Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and Lake City, Idaho. They won 3 out of 4... so that was great and they all made it home safely. We weren't able to make this trip, so our job was watching their two Shihtzu's. So, with our two Shihtzu's and theirs, it was interesting with 4 dogs in the house. We had to split up the sleeping arrangement ha ha.. My husband slept with our two and I stayed in the other bedroom with the "guests". Can you imagine trying to sleep with four dogs at once?????? They all had fun though and went home this morning TIRED!

Have a Great Monday!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easter Bunny

When we had our demonstrator meeting in February, This rabbit "hinge" card won first place. One of my customers saw the cards I had received and requested that we duplicate it for our club night.
We had such a fun time and so many things went wrong, we have never laughed so hard.... One of the girls kept complaining that her rabbit (in pink) looked like a boy..... The rest of us didn't really see that. One of the other girls got the top layer all put together before attaching it to the card and when she did, it was sideways..... so we had to use the heat tool to soften the adhesive so we could remove it and put it on in the right direction. In the meantime, she had a problem with the arms and egg and her rabbit's arms got glued down to the card without attaching to the back of the body and folding over the egg; we thought it looked like the halloween witch that gets plastered on the side of the house or tree ha ha ha She also said her rabbit looked like her son in law, so she was going to give him the card for Easter. After she used the Tombo Multi Liquid Glue for the last time, she went to put in the container we use to keep the glue upside down and accidently dropped it into her coffee. The whole thing filled up with coffee and that set us off laughing again. I was surprised how much coffee came out when she took the lids off each end!!!!

It's funny how we all make the same thing and they all look different. We decided we had to line all of the cards up and take pictures, everyone named their rabbit and placed their bunny's name on the green sticky notes in front of each one. Hopefully if you make the images larger so you can see the names they chose.
I hope you have fun looking at all the differences and I guarantee you will laugh at the one with the arms spread out....... it just does that to you!!!!

Have a Great Day!!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Basket

My upline, Beth Suhr made me this Awesome Easter Basket. It's so fun and cute. she used the Frame, Oval Scallop Die for the Big Shot and made a little basket to attach the die to and used the scallop part of the die for the handles. The stamp set used was Easter Blossoms from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Here's a photo of the side showing the basket portion and that the eggs are set up on dimensionals.

Here's a closeup of the eggs, showing that they are also embossed. I believe she used pretty in pink cardstock and Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Marina Mist Classic Inks and clear embossing powder.
The best part??????? CHOCOLATE!!!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Drum Roll, Please....................

And the winner is.................................................

This card was made by Linda Hutchison..... she gets to pick any stamp set out of any of the current catalogs valued up to $15.00 for this Gorgeous Creation!!!! Congratulations, Linda!!!!!
The stamp set she used is a current Hostess set from Level 1 in the Idea Book & Catalog.
Have a nice Monday and I'll see you tomorrow with something else created by my upline.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I mentioned awhile back that I asked my club members to make me a birthday card and I would post them so you could vote on your favorite. The winner gets a FREE stamp set from me!!!! Leave your comment stating which "number" is your favorite:





Be sure to leave your favorite in the comments....You only have till 3-21-11 to vote!!!!
Thanks for your help :)

Have a Great Day!!!