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Designer Series Paper makes beautiful cards!

31 Aug

Throughout August, Stampin’ Up! has offered a FREE package of their exclusive Designer Series Paper — a $10.95 value — when you buy three at $10.95 each! Choose from a wide variety of designs and colors available in the 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog and the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog! But this offer expires at 11:50 pm MT today!! If you want a deal on these beautiful papers — think Christmas cards — act now!

Check out the cards we made yesterday at Cafe Cardmaking, featuring Designer Series Papers and Summer Mini stamp sets. Don’t forget that the Summer Mini expires at 11:50 pm MT today, too!!

Big Top Birthday DSP

Here are the supplies used to make the patriotic card above: Land of the Free (Summer Mini) & Word Play (IB & C) stamp sets; Marina Mist & Whisper White cardstock; Big Top Designer Series Paper; Marina Mist & Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers; Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch; Big Shot; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; White Baker’s Twine; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Whisper White Medium Envelopes. If you would like further details about how to make this card, please leave a comment or email me.

Beyond the Garden DSP

Here are the supplies used to make the summery card above: Happy Greetings & Strength & Hope stamp sets (Summer Mini); Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White cardstock; Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper; Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad; Big Shot; Flower Garden Embossing Folder; Peach Parfait 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon; ; Whisper White Medium Envelopes. If you would like further details about how to make this card, please leave a comment or email me.

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!










Strength & Hope

3 May

Strength & Hope

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s “Making a Difference” program, Stampin’ Up! is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the Strength & Hope Campaign.

Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period (May 1-August 31), Stampin’ Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Choose from the choices below and help contribute to an amazing cause! To see all the images included in this set? Click here!





Strength & Hope wood-mount set



Strength & Hope clear-mount set



Strength & Hope digital kit
Includes a four-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers, and 10 embellishment pieces.


You say good-bye; I say hello!

28 Apr

Good-bye, Occasions Mini Catalog!

The Occasions Mini Catalog will be waving bye-bye come Saturday, April 30, 2011. There are so many must-have items in it. If you haven’t gotten a copy, please let me know so I can get one to you asap…by email, snail mail, or hand delivery!  Better yet, click on the Occasions Mini tab on the right right now! I want you to see all the beautiful things at your disposal for cardmaking, scrapbooking and crafting…before it’s too late! Plus, as always, this little catalog is jamb-packed with ideas to inspire you! I keep ALL of my catalogs for INKspiration!

Not only is Saturday the last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog, it’s also your last opportunity to order the Spring is Blossoming sneak peek items from the 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog. You won’t see them again until the new catalog comes out in July! Check out the beautiful NEW 12 x 12 paper and  NEW stamp set! Just click on the Promotions tab to the right. With just a $20. order, you may order BOTH of these awesome products NOW! Hey, have you checked out the Clearance Rack recently?

Look what my upline sent me this week!

Hello, Summer Mini Catalog!

The NEW Summer Mini Catalog products become available on May 1! Watch for new punches, new embellishments (My fav? Embossing powder in Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi! WooHoo!), new stamp sets, new designer papers, new digital content and more! Check out the catalog HERE! Email me if you’d like your own copy!

Order online or let me know if I can help you with anything!

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Spring Fling Craft Fair!

8 Apr

Hi there, everybody!

I sure haven’t been posting much, have I? I’ve been caught up inside a Class 5 tornado of life!  I’ll be happy when my house lands…whether it’s here in Virginia or in Kansas…I just hope it’s not on top of the Wicked Witch!

One of the things that’s been keeping me very busy is preparing for the Spring Fling Craft Fair, which will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on Roundelay Road (off Timberlake Road, Lynchburg) tomorrow, Saturday, April 9 from 9 am until 3 pm.

I’ll be there with two of my “Group Therapy” teammates, fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Here’s what we’ll have going on:

  • Handmade cards for sale
  • Stamped craft items for sale
  • FREE make-and-take
  • One-on-one My Digital Studio sessions
  • Decor Elements display

Drop by to make a card and complete a door prize drawing slip! We’re offering some great prizes!

I hope you’ll drop by and say “hi!”

Now, before I go back to preparing for my big day ahead, I’m going to leave you with a sneak peek of one of the cards I’ll be offering for sale tomorrow. Hope you like it!

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

Hearts a’Plenty

13 Feb

How to make this card:

  1. Cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Cherry Cobbler card stock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Fold in half to create an A2 card.
  2. Top with a layer of Crumb Cake card stock, cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  3. Top with a layer of Very Vanilla card stock, cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″. Before adhering to Crumb Cake, sponge the edges with Cherry Cobbler.
  4. The focal point of the card consists of three (3) hearts, all punched with the Full Heart Punch. Each heart got a slightly different treatment:
    1. Top Heart: Cherry Cobbler. Punched and then run through the Big Shot using Square Lattice Embossing Folder.
    2. Middle Heart: Crumb Cake. Punched  and then run through the Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder. Then I sponged Cherry Cobbler ink on the petals. I finished off the heart with five (5) self-adhesive Pearls. Remember, using an odd number is more visually appealing.
    3. Bottom Heart: Cherry Cobbler. Punched. Topped with a Crumb Cake heart punched with the Heart to Heart Punch. Sponged the edges of the Crumb Cake heart with Cherry Cobbler. Topped with a Cherry Cobbler heart punched with the smallest heart in the Heart to Heart Punch. Popped up the smallest heart with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  5. Inside  is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and then sponged around the edges with Cherry Cobbler. The Heart to Heart Punch was used to punch the bottom right corner before adhering the Very Vanilla piece to the card, allowing three little red hearts to peek through. The sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes, is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Sale-a-bration– going on now until March 31 — is a great time to fulfill your wish list and get free stuff as a result. For every $50. in Stampin’ Up! merchandise you purchase — including items from the online Clearance Rack, you will receive one FREE gift from the Sale-a-bration catalog! Do you have everything you need to re-create this card?

  • Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock
  • Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock
  • Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Stamp Pad
  • Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Full Heart Punch
  • Heart to Heart Punch
  • Basic Pearls
  • Stampin’ Dimensionls
  • Stamping Sponge
  • Snail
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • Big Shot

If you purchase EVERYTHING listed here, the total cost would be $240.35…less than $10.00 shy of enough to get FIVE (5) FREE Sale-a-bration gifts! Host your own one-person $300.00 workshop (or invite a few friends over and I’ll provide a fun time for all!) and get another FREE Sale-a-bration set PLUS all the usual great hostess benefits!! What a deal! Contact me today…I’ll help you do whatever it is you want to do!!

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

From the Heart

12 Feb

You may be saying, “What, another Valentine from this woman? Is she crazy?” Well, the answers would be “Yes and “No” but not in that order! I created this card as a thank you card for one of my stamping clients! Hope you like it!

How to make this card:

  1. Card is 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Pretty in Pink card stock, cut to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, and folded in half to make an A2 card.
  2. The top layer is Pink Pirouette, cut to 4 x 5-1/4″, and then run through the Big Shot with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  3. After running the Pink Pirouette layer through the Big Shot, I used a wedge of my Stampin’ Sponge and my Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad to lightly ink the raised impression.
  4. Using Basic Black ink, I stamped the “heartfelt” sentiment on Pretty in Pink, and then punched it out with the Full Heart Extra Large Punch. (This sentiment is part of a discontinued stamp set: Watercolor Trio.)
  5. Finally, a touch of bling…a row of 5 little rhinestones to set off the beautiful sentiment! Oh, I’ve got a tip for you…work with odd numbers…it’s more pleasing to the eye!

I’m off to Northern Virginia with three of my “Group Therapy” team members! Can you say ROAD TRIP?  We are headed to Springfield to the quarterly meeting of “Stampers with Sparkle,” AKA Ruth Murphy’s fabulous team! As excited as we are about spending time with all our stamping sisters up that way, we’re also very excited because we are making stops at IKEA and Costco, neither one of which we have anywhere near us. We’ve got it down to a science…1-1/2 hours in IKEA (We’ll have the catalog in the car on the way up so we can pre-shop!) and 45 minutes in Costco. Talk about power shopping! I told the girls to dress comfortably and wear good walking/running??? shoes!!

I’m telling you…we stampers have FUN! If you’d like to learn more about being part of my team, I’d love to sit down with you over coffee (with a side of chocolate, of course!) to answer all your questions. Now — during Sale-a-bration — is an especially great time to join Stampin’ Up!!

Happy I Do Day!

10 Feb

Today I am happy to share a card for a happy occasion…a wedding! This card was inspired by one on p.214 of the 2010-11 Idea Book & Catalog…emphasis on the IDEA BOOK part! I am so happy to point out to you that this 225 page book is filled to the brim with ideas to inspire your own creativity or for you to copy just as they are!

My version of IB&C Card

I happily copied the design in the Idea Book! But, I used my own creativity — and the Color Coach — to come up with my own color combination!

Here is the supply list for the card in the Idea Book:

Happy I Do Day cardWord Play stamp set; Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock; Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad; Certainly Celery 5/8″ satin ribbon; rhinestone basic jewels; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1/16″ Circle and 1-3/4″ Circle punches; Big Shot; Elegant Lines Textured Impressions embossing folder; crochet thread

Here is the supply list for my version of the same card:

Happy I Do Day card: Word Play stamp set (LOVE this set!); Bashful Blue and Whisper White card stock; Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin’ Pad; Early Espresso 5/8″ satin ribbon; rhinestone basic jewels (medium-sized jewel); Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1/16″ Circle and 1-3/4″ Circle punches; Big Shot; Elegant Lines Textured Impressions embossing folder; Linen Thread

If you find a card that makes you happy, do you know where to find a list of all the supplies used to create it? Just click on the Catalog button here on my blog. There you’ll find links to every Stampin’ Up! catalog as well as links to supply lists for every project featured in every catalog! Isn’t that an awesome resource? Are you doing a happy dance with me about now?

I hope the card I’ve shared with you today makes you happy! If so, I hope you’ll happily pass it on to someone else!

Until we meet again…HAPPY STAMPIN’!