Friday, November 30, 2012

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Soiree Scrapbook

Happy Friday Stampers!  I'm so excited to show you my Snowflake Soiree Scrapbook today.  I was inspired by the scrapbook shown in the Holiday Catalog.  Ever since I saw it, I knew I had to make one for this holiday season.  It will make a great gift too!!!

And I know my Scrapbook Club gals will be CRAZY about this scrapbook, I've decided to do this project at our next club workshop on Monday, December 3rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  If you are local and wish to join us as a guest, please contact me.  You can create this beautiful scrapbook for FREE with an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax).  Please note space is limited. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEW Holiday Packaging Bundles

Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution! Simply add a treat and assemble. Lighten your holiday load without emptying your wallet!!!
Petite Treats Bundle (132770)
Trimmings & Tags Bundle (132769)

Available November 29, 2012 - January 2, 2013

Petite Treats Bundle
#132770 Bundle Price $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags, 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
#132769 Bundle Price $13.50 (a $16.85 value)

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags, 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags, 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! Gift Certificates

Hi Stampers!  I am excited to show you my Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Certificates today.  Aren't they pretty?  I can't seem to stay away from the Silver Glimmer Paper and Snow Flurry Die these days.  Are you looking for the perfect gift for your friends or family members who love Stampin' Up! products?  Or maybe this could be for YOU??? 

This year's Christmas Gift Certificates will come in a vellum envelope wrapped with Cherry Cobbler/White Baker' twine with a cute tag shown above. 

I am taking the orders now so if you are interested, please contact me or email me the following:

1.       Your name and contact information

2.       Gift Certificate information

·         Recipient’s Name

·         Gift Amount

·         Short Message (optional)

3.       Handling Instructions

·         Local pick-up

·         Send it to you or the recipient?  Please note minimum gift certificate amount is $30 and I will cover the shipping expense. 

You will receive a confirmation from me via email within 24 hours of receiving the above information.  I will send an invoice for secure online payment by PayPal or major credit card.  Please note gift certificates must be redeemed through me and the recipients must live in the U.S. 

I also offer Stampin' Up! gift certificates for any occasion which include a card I especially design for the recipient.  Please provide the type of occasion (for example birthday, anniversary, etc), special colors, or other details. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions.  Have a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MDS Free Download

Guess what?  We have a FREE download for you today (Free for You from Us Designer Template).  Once you download it, share it with your "naughty" friends!!!

Look at this trendy chalkboard-style tags that coordinate with the free download!!!
To You From Me Designer Template Digital Download
(#132811  $3.95)

To see the Newest Downloads released today, please click HERE

If you've ever thought about trying out our My Digital Studio program, take advantage of the MDS 2 Software at 50% off during the Online Extravaganza Sale.  You can also try it out first with our MDS 2 FREE 30 Day Trial Offer

Remember the Online Extravaganza Sale ends tomorrow with three 24-Hour Only items:
  • Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) - #118491 Sale $53.56 (regular $66.95)
  • Clear Block Storage Caddy - #120279 Sale $13.56 (regular $16.95)
  • Stack & Store Caddy - #109127 Sale $27.96 (regular $34.95)

I was planning to post my new project today but have to wait till tomorrow.....I am buried with some "over due" paperwork today.   Not happy with myself.....  But I am also feeling lucky!  I am done with our family Christmas cards this year - it's not even December yet!!!  Let me tell you about our Christmas card tradition......  Before I became a SU demonstrator, my husband and I picked the best four photos of the year for our Christmas cards and made them on our computer.  Ever since I became a SU demonstrator, this tradition sort of stopped and Larry has not been happy with me.  So about a week ago I told him about my plan on this year's Christmas cards, he was very skeptical.  I started working from scratch using MDS 2 and within a few hours I was done.   I ordered them late last night through our professional printing service.   During the order process, I found out I could get the $25 hostess dollars by adding $12 worth of other items.  So I added 2 packs of card stock which I really needed to order anyway.  I totally forgot that MDS purchases qualify for the hostess benefits!!!  AND I even got the demonstrator discounts and I will get additional earnings (it's called "volume rebates) later too.  WOW!!!  It's too good to be true.  The best part is I didn't have to print our Christmas cards this year and they will come "scored" with envelopes from the professional printing service!!!  Let me tell you Larry is happy too!!!  I can't wait to get my order.....!!!

Speaking of the MDS, Stampin' Up! recommends that you submit your holiday print products by December 6th for regular shipping, December 10th for Second-Day Air, and December 11th for Next-Day Air to receive them by December 24th. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Stampin' Up! Friendship Preserves Gatefold Cards

Happy Monday Stampers!  I hope you will enjoy these cards today.  We created these unique cards in my monthly club workshops this month.  I promised with the ladies that I'd post these cards since I created four samples using the Orchard Harvest DSP for the base of the card and some of them are slightly different from others depending on a pattern of the DSP.   I did change a little bit for the Pear and Corn on the Cob images to accommodate the direction of the pattern. 

The base of card is a "gatefold" card with two top corners cut out and then adhered to the card inside.  Here is the photo of my card base using this striped pattern shown above:

Here are the measurements and cutting/scoring guide on the card base:
  • Paper Size - 5 1/2" x 12"
  • Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10" on the 12" side
  • Mark at 2 -3/4" from the bottom on each side and 4" and 8" score lines on top in pencil.
  • On your paper trimmer, position your 2 3/4" and 4" marks on the groove and cut off the corner.  Repeat with the other side. 
  • Tip - Make sure to cut out your TOP corners!!! 

I didn't want to waste the corner pieces so adhered them on the inside of my card.  You can also adhere them matching the straight line on the bottom for a different look. 

Here are the photos of my other sample cards:

I was amazed how this "THANKS A BUNCH" stamp came alive when it was heat-embossed in gold.  I think it's best to heat emboss this particular stamp to show off its beauty!!!  The stamped image is die cut with the Window Frames Framelits and then layered with two other pieces.  The Early Espresso Framelits piece is embossed with the Adorning Accents Folder (small hearts).  The layered piece is then adhered to the band so that it easily slides off the card.  I wrapped a pretty ribbon to give more decorative look to the band. 
Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!
Supply List
Stamps - Friendship Preserves, From My Heart
Paper - Orchard Harvest DSP, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - VersaMark, Early Espresso, More Mustard
Tools and Accessories - Gold Emboss Powder, Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Raspberry Ripple Ribbon
Big Shot - Window Frames Collection Framelits (129021), Adorning Accents Folders (125601)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Come to Bethlehem Card

Hi Stampers!  I LOVE this card!!!  I saw a similar card in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (see page 21) and had to try it out.  I did change a little bit by adding a decorative edge with the Large Scallop Edgelits and one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders.  I LOVE this color combo (Summer Starfruit and Cherry Cobbler)!!! 

The beautiful button embellishment shown on the sample card in the book has a leaf stamp image on the bottom of the button.  Since I don't have the stamp set, I made my own creation with the Boho Blossoms and the Bird Builder Punches.

This Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set is part of the Online Extravaganza Sale and is discounted at 50% off regular price until November 28th. WOW!!!

Wood Mount # 118732 Sale Price $9.98 (Regular $19.95)
Clear Mount #120591 Sale Price $7.48 (Regular $14.95)

 Don't forget the Online Extravaganza Sale is still going on till November 28th.  Click HERE to go to my Online Store to check it out!  Or contact me to place your order. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


Supply List
Stamps - Come to Bethlehem
Paper - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Lucky Limeade, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Accessories - Bird Builder Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Victoria Crochet Trim, Basics Glimmer Brads, Basic Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine
Big Shot - Large Scallop Edgelits (127019), Delicate Designs Embossing Folders (127023), Apothcary Accents Framelits (127003)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Snow Flurry Gift Card Holder

Hi Stampers!  Here is one of the projects we did in my Card Club workshops this month.  Isn't it so pretty? 

Here's a close-up photo of the snowflake die-cuts using the Snow Flurry Die.  We die cut two snowflakes (1 small and 1 medium) using the Silver Glimmer Paper and then colored them in two different colors (Gumball Green and Primrose Petals refills) with sponge daubers.  You need to let them dry a little bit or you can use your heat tool to dry them if you wish.  The bottom snowflake image is the new Bold Snowflake Single Stamp (#132338) which is available through January 2, 2013.  Did you know this Bold Snowflake stamp coordinates with our Blossom Punch (#125603)?  LOVE it!!!! 

Here is a photo of the card inside.  Hope you can see how the gift card is stored tight in the card.  I promised with the ladies that I'd post the measurements on the card holder here on my here it goes:

Gift Card Holder Measurements:
  • Baja Breeze card stock (base) - cut to 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 3", 5 1/2" and 8"
  • DSP (Snow Festival DSP) - 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White card stock - 3" x 3" (Snowflake stamp), 2 1/4" x 3/4" (sentiment)
  • Gumball Green card stock - 2 3/8" x 7/8" (sentiment layer)
  • Baja Breeze card stock - 2 1/2" Circle Punch

I hope this photo of my template will help you how to fold your card and punch an opening for your gift card with the Word Window Punch.  To make it easier you need to mark the width of your gift card in pencil.  Fold your card base in half and insert your Word Window Punch only half way in and then punch out starting at one pencil mark and then moved to the other pencil mark.  You will have a small notch still left in the middle, so go back with your punch and punch it out. 

This is how the BACK of your card base should look like before securing the opening.  Take a strip of Sticky Strip and apply it along the 3" score line.  That's the only place you will need to apply any adhesive to secure the opening; otherwise, your gift card will not slide in.

This is a very simple and easy gift card holder and is super quick to mass produce for the holiday gifts.  I made one with the Coffee Mug Stamp from the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and die cut with the Holiday Collection Framelits.  This is so perfect to add a Starbucks gift card inside!!!

Don't forget the Online Extravaganza Sale is still going through Nov. 28th.  Remember even though it's called an "Online" but you can contact me to place your order.  This sale is available on all order types (customer, workshop, demonstrator and online). 

And if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up!, don't wait any longer!!!  You could sign up this week and take advantage of the Online Extravaganza Sale Prices for an additional 30% off those and any regular items.   PLUS  you will get a FREE collection of 10 ink pads (a choice of Regals, Brights or Subtles).  It's just $99 for the Starter Kit ($125 worth of product that you can totally customize your kit).  In addition, starting on December 1st, SU demonstrators can start ordering from the new Spring Catalog (it's to die for!!!) and EVERY $50 we purchase we can get a FREE item from the 2013 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!!  I can't wait till December 1st!!!!  It's like Christmas coming early for me!!!  So if you've been thinking about it, please contact me with any questions.  My only regret is that I didn't sign up EARLIER!!!  I LOVE MY JOB!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza Sale Starts Monday!!!

It's the time of year again - Amazing Online Extravaganza 2012!!!  It starts Monday with 24 hour door busters and ends on Nov. 28th with another 24 hour door busters.

24 Hour Door Busters - Monday, Nov. 19th (midnight - 11:50 pm MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

24 Hour Door Busters - Wednesday, Nov. 28th (midnight - 11:50 pm MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

Click HERE to see the Online Extravaganza flyer (PDF).

Online Extravaganza Sale 2012  (Nov. 19th - 28th)

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer,workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • Additional products from any of our current catalogs can be added on the same order.
  • Remember if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, you get free hostess benefits of at least $25 FREE. 

  • You can either order from my Online Store or contact me at to place your order. 

    Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great week!!!

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

    Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

    Hi Stampers!!!  I've just learned that we are able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets due to our partnership with Sizzix.  This is only available while supplies last. 

    The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary card stock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.   This machine embosses only; is does not die cut. 

    'Tis the season of giving and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art.  To help you with your gift-giving needs, we are offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90.  If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone.  Looking for stocking stuffers?  Pick up some additional embossing folders.

    Texture Boutique Bundle Item - Item 132700, $39.95 (a $45.85 value)
    • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim
    • Stampin' Up! exclusive Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    • Stampin' Up! exclusive Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    Texture Boutique Embossing Machine - Item 132657, $29.95
    • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

    Here is a video with Carrie Cudney from the Stampin' Up! Corporate Office. 

    Remember we only have a very limited number of these available right now.  Please let me know if you'd like to order one, I will order it for you today.  Or click HERE to go to my Online Store to start shopping.

    Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012

    Polar Party Card CASEing

    Hi Stampers!!!  I'm so glad it's Tuesday - my boys are back to school after the Veteran's Day weekend.  It's soooo quiet here!!! 

    Today's card is one of the projects we are creating tonight at my Ink Pad Club.  I LOVE Mr. Polar Bear - he is so adorable!!!  I saw this card in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (see page 23) a couple of months ago and just loved its simple and clean look. 

    I used the Liquid Glue to add some Dazzling Diamond glitter.  It's so pretty!!!

    Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!

    Supply List
    Stamps - Polar Party
    Paper - Pool Party, Whisper White
    Ink - VersaMark, StazOn Black, Island Indigo
    Tools and Accessories - Markers (Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Basic Black), Liquid Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy
    Big Shot - Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    From My Heart Thank You Cards

    Here are some of my thank you cards for the online/email orders for the month of October.  I finally had time to catch up with my paperwork and to create these thank you cards.  Sorry I'm little late to send these out.....:))

    I actually had a fun time mixing/matching the Comfort Cafe DSP pieces for the background panel and am not sure which pattern I like the most.....

    I LOVE this From My Heart Stamp Set!!!  I heat embossed the stamp image with the Gold Emboss Powder on a Window Frames die-cut piece which is layered with a piece of card stock to give a little more color to it.

    Here are the measurements:
    • Very Vanilla CS (card base) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
    • Soft Suede CS (background panel) - 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Comfort Cafe DSP - 1 7/8" x 2 1/2" (4 pieces)
    • Very Vanilla - Window Frames Framelits die cut
    • Cajun Craze CS - 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

    Free Stamp Set of the Month - October 2012

    Thank you to everyone who placed a Stampin' Up! order with me in October.  I drew one winner from all of the online and email orders and the lucky stamper is ....Pat M from Gig Harbor, WA to win the Christmas Wishes Stamp Set.  Congratulations, Pat!!!

    It's a new month and time for a new free stamp set giveaway.  This month's stamp set is Wacky Wishes.  Please click HERE to learn more about my Free Stamp Set of the Month offer.  It could be YOU next!!!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful day!!!