Rejoicing with You

17 Dec
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Rejoicing with You

Remembering with you the birth of our Savior

And wishing you all the gifts of His love.

~Stampin’ Up! Rejoicing with You stamp set

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Check back tomorrow for another homemade Christmas card!


Wonderful Christmas

16 Dec
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First Christmas
This Christmas may you know Him more fully through the love and grace He so richly bestows.

This is the Christmas card I just received from my good friend, Ruth Murphy, the one who introduced me to the joy of stamping! Isn’t it a beautiful, gentle reminder to keep Christ in Christmas?

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Check back tomorrow for another homemade Christmas card!

Peace on Earth

15 Dec
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Let there be peace on earth!

I think this is an appropriate card to share after the tragedy in Connecticut yesterday.

Take a moment to be still; know that God is here.

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Let it snow!

14 Dec
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Silver Glimmer Paper Snowflake

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

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NEW! Ornamental Elegance Kit

5 Dec


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that Stampin’ Up! has made it available to you  — just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself! This ornament took a while to make — stamping, cutting with Framelits and Big Shot and more. Stampin’ Up! has simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily make these beautiful ornaments. With this kit, you don’t need the Big Shot or the Framelits or the set or the stamp pads! All you need is the kit, a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive! (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)!

The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:

  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2″ Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make 10 projects for Christmas decorating or giving! Available while supplies last.

Until we meet again…stay sane stampin’!


Six Square Inches = One Tree

28 Nov

Merry Christmas!

Here’s a Kathy Original for you! Woot! Woot! It uses the 1″ Square Punch which is 30% off until 1:50 am …that’s just a few hours away! Hint! Hint! It’s only $11.17!

I punched 6 squares from the same sheet of 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ paper from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. The paper pattern sort of gives the impression of garland drapes and little red balls, don’t you think? Okay, so you really have to stretch your imaginative powers! But, it’s pretty, right? I used the little star from the Holiday Collection Framelits Dies set and a little bit of Silver Glimmer Paper to create my sparkling tree topper!

Stampin’ Dimensionals
A perfect stocking stuffer!

A scrap of Soft Suede suffices for the trunk. I used Classic Cherry Cobbler ink with the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Very Vanilla Card Stock. The largest Bitty Banners Framelit was the perfect size! Every piece, except for the tree trunk, is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional! In my opinion, they’re a must have for every paper-crafter!

I added a surprise package on the inside. Another square, punched from the paper pack, a little stamped bow atop the package, and a tiny rhinestone — this card is a wrap! I hope you like it!


  • Stamp Sets – Teeny Tiny Wishes(W#115370 $36.95, C#127802 $26.95); Joyous Celebrations (W#128066 $22.95, C#128069 $15.95)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper
  •  Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  •  Accessories – Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
  •  Tools – Simply Scored Tool (#122334, $29.95), Big Shot (#113439, $99.95), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335 $7.95),Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (#129267 $14.95), Holiday Collection Framelits Dies (#127814 $24.95), 1″ Square Punch (#124094, $11.97 – until 1:50 am tonight ONLY, then $$16.95)


27 Nov

Got any plans for those Thanksgiving photos? How about creating your own digital Thanksgiving scrapbook? Save it to your computer, save it to disk or print your pages and put them in a traditional album! Do it your way!

Order the downloadable version of  MDS2 (My Digital Studio 2) — 50% off until 1:50 am Wednesday, 11/28 — and get started right now. Want the disk? It will be available on Thursday, 11/29, but not at 50% off!

Not sure? Download the FREE 30-day trial version at my Online Store. Give it a test run, but be sure to place your order by Wednesday night!


Some holiday ideas for you:

  • Check out our new holiday downloads designed just for kids-the Waiting for Santa Ensemble and the Hanukkah Happiness Ensemble.
  • Create your own digital card and insert your own jpg; voila! the perfect Christmas card!
  • NEW! Add digital download orders to a workshop order! Why not host a digital party this week? Send an email or text or tweet…oh, okay, call if you want — to those friends you gave thanks for on Thursday and invite them to a stampin’ get-together.
  • Design your own holiday t-shirts! Print to a fabric transfer sheet, and transfer to shirt! What a fun holiday activity! What a perfect idea for a fun family photo!
  • Have a favorite family quote? In my family, one that we heard a lot from my dad was “Shut the d**** door!” LOL! Wouldn’t it be fun to use MDS2 to design, print and frame a fun family quote?
  • Give a gift of inspiration: Design, print and frame a favorite inspirational quote! (So glad I’m sharing this idea with you! Just figured out a gift for someone on my list!)
  • Why not print a favorite heirloom recipe and frame it as a family gift?
  • Why not give MDS2 this holiday season? It’s an affordable but priceless gift! My suggestion would be to opt for MDS2 — for just $39.98 you get the MDS2 software + over $500 in digital content.


  • New downloads available every week!
  • is an online community with forums to answer your questions, and regular blog posts to provide inspiration and all the latest product line information
  • High quality print products delivered straight to your doorstep with competitive prices and bulk buying discounts.

Ready to get digital? You won’t regret it! If you have any questions or need any help, I’m here for you!

Until we meet again…stay sane stampin’!