Monday, April 29, 2013


Hello faithful blog readers!

I'm traveling this week and thought I would pop in and let you know that I do not have any projects to share this week, but I'll be back on Monday.

If you have a question, an issue, or just want to chat, please send me an email.

Have a great week!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Something for Everyone!

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012–2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone! Check out all the great discounts and retiring colors! Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early.

Don’t miss out! Retired List products are available April 24–June 3, 2013. Get them now!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Newest Downloads

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Thank You with Aluminun Foil Flower

Happy Monday Friends!

Ink and color are basic ingredients for any stamping project, and with many choices for ink, refills, markers, pens, and pastels available, you're sure to find the color you need from Stampin' Up! The flower on this card was made out of aluminum foil.

Here's how I did it:
  1. Cut a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil and adhere to to Basic Gray card stock (this helps the flower keep its shape and prevents tearing)
  2. Use bone folder to smooth wrinkles
  3. Emboss using the Fancy Fan Folder
  4. Gently cover the surface with Midnight Muse &  Basic Gray Classic Ink
  5. Let dry or set with Heat Tool Ink
  6. While ink is still will, cover surface with Clear Emboss Powder and heat emboss (this step is needed since I used Classic ink)
  7. Punched flower using the Fancy Flower Punch
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Hello Friends!

 For today's card I wanted to showcase the tree from the Lovely As A Tree. A classic stamp set and  one of the most popular stamp sets.
  • I did a lot of sponging on Very Vanilla card stock, in shades of green 
  • Stamped the oak tree and sentiment in black StazOn
  • Attached to a piece of Basic Black card stock and adhered to an Always Artichoke card base
  • Very Simple & fun to create

Tools/Accessories: Stamping Sponges

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Starter Kit

Hello Stampers!

Ever thought about purchasing the Starter Kit? Until May 30th, you can receive an additional  $30 of products in your kit! That means you will get  to choose $155 worth of ANY products for only $99

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Thank You

Hello Friends!

For today's card I used the Sweet Floral background stamp. Love this giant stamp! I heat embossed the image in Early Espresso embossing powder onto Very Vanilla card stock and sponged the edges in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink. Quick & easy.

Stamps: Sweet Floral,
Tools / Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Bronze Button, Linen ThreadExtra Large Tag Punch

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Video: Mini Purse Treat Box

Hello Stampers!

Today I have a Mini Purse Treat Box to share with you. The idea for this project is from:

Woudn't they make cute favors for a little girls birthday party? Plus, you could easily make them larger to hold a small gift or more treats:
  •  9" x 9" card stock
  • Scored at 3" & 6"
  •  7 - 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White card stock
  • 7 - 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" Polka Dot Parade DSP

Q: What are the new core colors, and what are the In Colors that are returning as core colors?
A: The one new color is called Smoky Slate. The nine returning In Colors as core colors are Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Sky, and Wisteria Wonder. Check out these colors displayed in their new collections!
The retiring colors will go quickly, so order your favorites now. As of April 12th,  our inventory of Not Quite Navy 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (item 101722) has been depleted.
 Check out these colors displayed in their new collections!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Video: How To Sharpen Your Punches

I have been noticing my favorite punches are becoming a little dull, so today I sharpened them and thought I would share this quick,  little tip with you:

Thursday, April 11, 2013

New Wood Mount Cases

We are excited to introduce our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog on May 31. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets!

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Aluminum Foil Technique

Today I'm sharing an aluminum foil technique.  It's super easy and gives your projects a "Wow" factor that is perfect for masculine cards. What man doesn't like shiny, metal objects? 

Change the embossing folder and embellishments and turn it into a feminine card. This technique has lots of possibilities.

Here's how I did it:
  1. Cut a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil 3-3/4" x 5"
  2. Adhere to to Basic Black CS 3-3/4" x 5" dull side up (you can do it either way for a different look
  3. Use bone folder to smooth any wrinkles.
  4. Insert into embossing folder and run through the Big Shot
  5. Lay on scratch piece of paper and gently rub Black StazOn ink pad over foil, in circles until raised areas are coverd
  6. Let dry or set with Heat Tool & adhere to project

Bombs Away Birthday!
Brandi from the Home Office walks through some of the benefits of Stampin' Up!'s new Photopolymer stamps. And don't miss the next addition to Stampin' Up!'s Photopolymer stamp set line: Bombs Away Birthday!

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Thank You

 Hello Friends!

I'm loving this little stamp set, Clockworks (w-127290, c-127292), ever since I got to play with it at Regionals. I saw it in the catalog when it came out last year and thought, I'd probably never use that. Then I got to play with it and then I couldn't order it fast enough. It never ceases to amaze me when I look at paper or a stamp set and think, I don't really like it and then I see it in person and I love it. Does that ever happen to you?


Stamps: Clockworks
Paper: Whisper White, Basic GrayPool Party, Calypso Coral, First Edition Specialty
Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, More Mustard (retiring this year), Lucky Limeade
Tools / Accessories: Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder, Big ShotFancy Flower Punch, Silver Brad


Sunday, April 7, 2013

Last Day for Free Shipping

Today is the last day to stock up on your favorites and take advantage of free shipping . In addition to this great deal, I'm offering the following for everyone who purchases from my online store today:

Spend $50 - receive your choice of 1 FREE ribbon
Spend $100 - receive your choice of Designer Series Paper (up to $12.95)
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Spend $200 - receive a $40 shopping spree!

Email me your free product(s) selection, after placing your order from my online store.

Offer expires: Monday, April 8, 2013; 10:00 PM CST

Happy Shopping!