Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Poor Neglected Blog

I have been a baaaaad blogger! I'm sure you can sympathize that life gets extra busy this time of year. Holiday shopping, school concerts, parent-teacher conferences, etc, etc, etc! Enough with the excuses already! I will be posting some Stampin' Up! goodness this weekend. Today is for cleaning and then church and tomorrow I will be stamping the day away. And I'll share it with you then! So don't lose faith in me..........!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Only 4 More Days

The Huge Blowout Sale ends on Nov 30th and these are just a few of the great items you can buy at heavily discounted prices:

Seriously - this is one of the best sales SU! has had, ever. Check it out here. To get the preferred pricing email me with your order or shop online 24/7 from my website and click on "Shop Now" in the top right corner. Email orders will receive a gift from me! What are you waiting for? Go shopping!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stampin' Up! - Online Extravaganza

Stampin'Up! is having a HUGE blowout sale! Some products are up to 50% off!!!! Order online 24/7 through my website OR email me. Email orders will get a gift from me added in to your order ; ) Check out the details of what's on sale here:

Stampin' Up! - Online Extravaganza

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Want To Get Stampin' Up! Products At A Discount?

If you answered 'yes', then check out this little video:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Final Deal of the Week

Its a party me pirates & me princesses! Arrrr! The final deal of the week is here and its the party kits for your little pirate or princess!

Pirate Party Kit pg. 175 #116213 on sale for $9.99 (regularly $15.95)
Princess Party Kit pg. 174 #116214 on sale for $9.99 (regularly $15.95)

To order online and get the discounted price, please go to my website and then click on "Shop Now" in the top right corner. I will also send you a gift from me for any orders placed through my website. Or you can email me with your order.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week #3

This week's promotion is all about embellishing.....brads, grommets & library clips! Sometimes we are more likely to stock up on paper, inks & stamps but now you can try something new or splurge on the more fun accessories. If you would like to order at the sale price, please email me or order online through my blog (click on the "Shop Now" button at the top right hand corner) Here's what's on sale:

Basic Jumbo Grommets #114438 $4.49 (reg. $6.95)

Circle Designer Brads #112571 $3.99 (reg. $5.95)

Mini Library Clips #109857 $8.99 (reg. $12.95)

1/2 " Library Clips #112581 $3.99 (reg. $6.95)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Razzleberry Color Embossing

I have been wanting to try my hand at color embossing after I saw how beautiful it looked on fellow SUO Blogger #8, PonyGirl40Stamps blog. Basically it is inking up the embossing folder before running your cardstock through the Big Shot. It gives a soft shaded or worn look that really is so pretty. It took me a couple of tries to get it right but it really is simple. I made this card for my wonderful mil's birthday. She's a fellow purple lover so I enjoyed using these colors. The kissing technique was also used on the Medallion background stamp. I inked it up in Pale Plum and then inked up the Bella Toile background stamp in Rich Razzleberry. I then stamped Bella Toile on top of the Medallion stamp and then stamped it on Whisper White card stock. Whew! Got all that?! If you click on the image you will see the deets much better. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Medallion, Bella Toile, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum & Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Large Oval Punch, Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder & Big Shot

Monday, October 12, 2009

New Deals of the Week!!!!

This week's deals are awesome! I am so glad I didn't buy the first two dies until now. What a savings! If you are interested in purchasing any of these dies, please go to my SU! website and click on "Shop Now" in the top right hand corner or email me.

1. Flower Burst Embosslit Die #114515 $5.99 (reg. $11.95)

2. Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die #115961 $25.99 (reg. $42.95)

3. Three Tier Pop-Up Cake Bigz XL Die #116760 $25.49 (reg. $39.95)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Goth Trick or Treat

Like I've said, I'm not a huge Halloween person but I did purchase the Designer Series Paper, Night & Day, because I've been wanting black & white patterned paper. It can be used for many different occasions and for projects other than Halloween. I've also had clear buttons for almost two years and think I used one once! After looking at the card I felt it needed just one more thing. A clear button perhaps? : P

Stamps: Holiday Best (Hostess Level
Ink: Black Craft
Paper: Night & Day Specialty Paper, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: 1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clear Button, Pop-Up Glue Dot, Wide Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The More Pumpkins The Merrier!

I had a whole post for this card and its gone! Ugh! What can I say - I love this card - love this set (from a great current hostess set). I don't usually invest in Halloween stamps because its such a fleeting holiday and not one that I'm big on. I was really glad to see this in the set. In fact it can be used for Autum themes too, right? Here are the details: stamped in Black Stazon ink, used the Versamarker on the pumpkins and then sponged Stampin' Up! Pastels (chalks) to color them. Then added some Crystal Effects and dropped on a pair of googley eyes. We made this at our monthly stamp club and it was a lot of fun. Here are all the supplies used:
Stamps: The More The Merrier (Hostess Level 3)
Ink: Black Stazon, Versamarker
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Textured Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pastels, Crystal Effects, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Twine, Googley Eyes


I have to admit I wasn't a big fan of the new In Colors until now. I'm liking the Crushed Curry more after using it for this Fall-themed card. I love the Designer Series Paper, Autumn Meadows, a ton too. It has turquoise in it which is different but looks so pretty. I also used the Color Spritzer Tool for the first time ever which is so fun. Spritzing the Naturals White card stock with the different colors in the Autumn Meadows paper helped create a custom look. I just wish Fall would stick around longer than it does!

Stamps: Falling Leaves & Sanded Background Stamp
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Taken With Teal
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, Crushed Curry & Naturals White
Accessories: 1 1/4 " Square Punch, Modern Label Punch, Eyelets, Color Spritzing Tool

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Deal of the Week

On Sale now through October 12th are three punches that are regularly priced at $15.95 each.
If you'd like to purchase one online, simply go to my website and then click on "Shop Now" in the top right-hand corner. (You will only be able to get this preferred pricing through a demonstrator website.)

pg 186 Trio Flower Punch #109183 $10.99
pg 187 5-Petal Flower Punch #109041 $10.99
pg 187 My Way Punch # 110709 $11.99

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Stampin' Up! has launched a new section of the online store called the Clearance Rack.
All products in the Clearance Rack will be retired or discontinued items. Many of these
retired items will be offered at a substantially reduced price! Products are available while
supplies last. Items will be removed and new items will be posted depending on inventory
levels. Check back regularly at my online store and see what's on sale in the Clearance Rack!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just Because :)

I love the colors in this Designer Series Paper, Flocked Together. I used the Top Note die in my Big Shot and slapped it on some pretty Tempting Turqoise cardstock, added a ribbon, stamped the sentiment from Define Your Life and a couple of brads to match and voila! Simple & quick card. My favorite kind ; )
p.s. Sorry for the dark photos lately....I'm going to read my camera's manuel and figure out how to use it properly for better pics!

Stamps: Define Your Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Flock Together DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Tempting Turquoise Brads, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Sponge, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

Friday, September 18, 2009

Round and Round........

Lisa and I created a similiar card to this one during one of our stamping evenings recently. We had so much fun playing with her SU! stash and loved the results. I love using the Big Shot to make cards - you can mass produce so easily & quickly. This uses the Scallop Circle die and the Clear Circle die - they fit perfectly. I also made a liner for the inside of the card - so easy peasy!

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: To The Nines Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow & Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Corduroy Button, Hemp Twine, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Scallop Border Punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Heather Summer's CASE

I saw this card on the extremely talented Heather Summer's blog and knew that I had to try it out on my stamp club girls. I've had this stamp set for a year and never inked it up (for shame!). I emailed Heather and she kindly gave me her blessing to case her card for the club. (thank you Heather!) I think next time I would use a lighter ink instead of the versamark to get more of the shadow effect. I still like how the card came out though : )
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink & Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Sponge, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Another Scrap Page

This page was pretty easy to put together as I used the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit. The only thing that didn't come from the kit was the 'happy' definition stamp. I love these pictures of my kids...they are from last summer and I can see all the growth that has taken place in just one year.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Define Your Life
Paper: Old Olive Textured Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Pink Passion, Old Olive marker
Accessories: Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit

Monday, September 7, 2009

Today I felt like scrapping and cranked out three pages! That's a lot for me but I guess it can go quicker once you get going. I usually scrap 12x12 but decided to try 8 1/2 x 11 with this picture of Max. I love this size! I guess I'm going to have to get some albums for it because I plan on doing more of them.

I embossed the chipboard letters with black craft ink and black embossing powder. It came out really thick and shiny...its easier to see in the picture below if you click on it. I've had the chipboard for at least a year and keep forgetting to use it! It gives a nice dimension to projects.

Supplies Used
Stamps: None! That's a first!
Ink: Black Craft Ink & Black Journaling Marker/Pen
Paper: Real Red, Night & Day Specialty Designer Series Paper, The Write Stuff DSP
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Black Brads, Red Polka Dot Ribbon &
1 3/4" Circle Punch

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Christmas Cards - Quick & Easy!

I purchased the Simply Scrappin' Kit called Christmas Jingle with the intention of making some pretty scrapbook pages and maybe show my club girls how great the SSKs are. Instead I felt inspired to make some cards the other day and before I knew it I had created 9 super easy cards with tons of the kit left to make many more and some pages! I used some of my own stuff on hand like a rhinestone brad, a scrap of ribbon, glitter or some embossing with the Big Shot. Other than that, everything you see is from the kit. I love it! They look so elegant, if I may say so myself ; ) This is definitely the way to go if a.) you are short on time b.) you have to make a lot of cards and c.) you want beautiful cards (or pages) without much effort. I'll post more as I make more. If you are interested in ordering this kit from me please email me! Thanks!

p.s. click on photo to enlarge and see detail better

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Check out this great offer!

One of my best friends, Lisa, is part owner of Three Chickadees. She is offering FREE SHIPPING right now through September 7, 2009! Do some early holiday shopping!
TC has gorgeous accessories for everyone at TC! Check it out!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August Hostess Club Cards

Last night was our August Hostess Club and we made three cards. The second card has glitter on the butterflies and we used a Texturz plate with the Big Shot but it may be difficult to see in the picture. Click on it to enlarge it maybe to get a better look! I love the Great Friends stamp set (anything with butterflies!) and I love the gorgeous In Color, Bermuda Bay. Is it a blue or a green? That was up for debate last night! Below are the supplies used for each card.

Card 1
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Paper: Bermuda Bay textured, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Card 2
Stamps: Great Friend
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Markers: Bermuda Bay & Melon Mambo In Color Markers
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Melon Mambo 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, Big Shot
Card 3
Stamps: Medallion Background stamp
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, Ruby Red marker
Paper: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Distressing Tool - Cutter Kit, Modern Label Punch, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad,

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Final Deal of the Week

The fifth and final deal of the week is the Heart to Heart punch. This set also coordinates with the stamp set Love You Much. Last day to purchase the punch at the sale price of $10.99 is Friday, July 31st. Email me if you'd like to order one.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

Vanilla Stylized Hodgepodge Hardware is the fabulous deal of the week. I own this and it is wonderful. The hardware adds so much to your cards and pages. The discounted price is awesome too! This deal ends on 7/26.
Item # 112454
Sale Price: $18.99
Regular Price: $29.95
Feel free to email me or order online to take advantage of this great offer!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

SUO Bloggers #8 Challenge #1

I belong to a talented group of SU Demos who I met through (SUO stands for 'Stampin' Up! Only) Our first group challenge was to recreate a card, page or 3D project from the new idea book & catalog. I chose the card on the very last page, 209. I don't own the stamp set used in the original card so I used what I had on hand. See below for the details. Also, check out my fellow bloggers (blog list on right) and see what they came up with.
Supplies Used
Stamps: Fast & Fun Notes (pg.56 item #113500)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Basic Grey
Markers: Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Old Olive
Accessories: Aqua Painters, Corner Round, Scallop Edge & 1/2" Circle Punches, Designer Buttons - Sherbert, twine, Glue Dots, Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deal of the Week #3 Some bling bling!

Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Item # 109112 (pg. 179)
Sale Price $6.95 (reg. $10.95)
I'll be stocking up on these beauties myself :-)
Aren't they gorgeous?!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Stampin' Addicts Blog Contest - Win a Big Shot Die Pack! has tons of ideas using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot and is giving away a Big Shot Die Pack as part of the Stampin' Up! summer celebration. Why not check it out on their web site! This is my give me my dies! : D

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Deal Of The Week #2

Item # 113474
Regular Price $69.99
Special Price $49.95
You save $19.96!
Offer Good July 6-12
To order online visit my SU! web site and click on "Shop Now" or simply email me. Anyone who emails me their order will also receive a free gift from me! Your choice of one of the Sizzlits Dies on pg. 196 of the catalog.