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Good Morning Everyone – Stamp Club went very well last night and everyone enjoyed making their cards.  I'm sorry to say I don't have a new card for you today. (I need to get down to work don't I.) But I am going to show you another one of my Rag Bags. Big Shot Rag Purse Stampin' Up I used fabric of greens and blue and this one is for Bobbie.  Bobbie if you are with us today, I'm going to the post office today and sending it off.  I do have a few thing to mention regarding Stampin' Up.  I'll have them listed below.  It's raining here again so I won't be planting any flowers today.  Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check below for some important info.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

  • NEW IDEA BOOK AND CATALOGS FOR 2010-2011 – I will be ordering the new Catalogs in the next few days.  Please let me know if you will be in need of one.  You can email me your address.  The catalog will be FREE but it will be $6.00 if I need to ship it to you.  You can send me a personal check or the easiest was is PayPal.  I can send you an invoice once you notify me that you want one.  Please remember I need to know ASAP.
  • CLEARANCE RACK – It has been updated again with aprrox 60 new items.  You can shop on line or emal me and I will do it for you.  Whatever is easiest for you.  Click here and start shopping.
  • MDS UPDATES –  There are new MDS Updates available.  Click here
  • NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH CONTINUES –   Click here and learn how to get your FREE Brads.  Offer end May 30th
  • Join Sandy's Stampers Click here and check out all the product you will receive when you become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. 


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Bloomin’ Beautiful

Hello Friends – We had some late games last night with the girls and I am so tired this morning.  Didn't fall a sleep to around 4:00am this morning if then.  I didn't have a card for you this morning so I decided to show you what I have been working on.Bloomin' Beautiful  I'm having a 3-D Flower Class come early June and this will be one of our cards.  I used the flower image from Bloomin' Beautiful #111490 on Lavender Lace cardstock (retiring).  Well I just got a call that my Kayleigh is not feeling good so I need to go pick her up from school.  I've got to run.  I hope you enjoy the card.  Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday.  I'll be back as soon as I can.  Toodles

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Inspired By Nature

Good Morning Friends – Hope your day has started out bright eyed and bushy tailed.  We finally have some sun here this morning.  I'm hoping to get some of the pretty flowers in the ground today.  I'm hopin that the rain has moved on for a while at least.  Today I have a very pretty card and it was easy to make.  For my card base I used WW #100730 and and piece of Choc Chip #102128.  Don't you just love Choc Chip, it is always one of my go to colors.  Inspirated By Nature Summer Mini Occasion MiniYou know it is going to have a little competion soon.  Early Expresso is a much darker color when compared side by side.  I'm so excited on June 1st I will be able to actually get my hands on some.  That's one of the advantages of being a demonstrator.  Maybe you should give it a second thought and join Sandy's Stampers.  My next level is a piece of yellow from the Sweet Pea Collection.  The Stamp Set is Inspired By Nature #111656.  A great set to add to your collection.  I inked it up with some sponge dobbers #102892.  Sponge dobbers are a great little tool, you get 12 dobbers (a color family) for $10.95.  You can find them on pg 192.  Inks are Old Olive, So Saffron, Rose Red and Choc Chip. I cut a 2 3/8" square and used the Scallop Trim Corner Punch and the Scallop Trim Border Punch for the edges.  Click here to check to see what's been carried over from the Occasions Mini.  The Scallop Border Punch is one of them.  For my sentiment I used Stamp Set Best Yet  (Retired).  Punched it with the 1.25" Circle Punch #104403.  For my layer I punched a piece of Choc Chip with the Designer Label Punch #107590.  My ribbon is some left over Choc Chip Satin from a previous mini.  This card is a very easy one and it is also stricking.  The hardest thing is to punch out your square with the Scallop Trim Punches, but WOW what a look when you finish.  Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Tuesday.  I have a couple of ball games later, I better take my long johns just in case.  Is this really May.  LOL  Toodles

I will be updating my Etsy Store soon.  I have been working on a few more rag purses.  If you are planning on going to convention it will make a great little tote to hold all of the beautiful swaps that you are going to receive.  If you would like to have one please check in with me.  I am charging $25. for the normal tote plus $5. shipping if needed.

The Last Chance List becomes available on June 1st.  Have your list ready to go because supplies move pretty quickly. 

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Quick & Easy For All You Do

Hello Friends –  It's time to start a brand new week.  Are you ready???  Over the week end I have been working on some of my rag bag orders.  I got one finished for Bobbie.  It turned out sooo  cute!!!  I'll have a picture for you soon.  I'm having a little trouble with my MOJO lately.  This always happens towards the end of our Stampin' Up year and with the release of the new Idea Book and Catalog.  Excitement will be running high here next month.  The Last Chance List will be posted, we will get a sneek peek at whats coming in the the catty and I'll be able to order some of the new products.  Whahoo!!!!!!!!!  Nothing like new rubba.  But for today I want to share with you a very simple and quick card and I think it turned out very cute as well. It's hard to beat those 10 minute cards.   For All You DoI used WW #100730 for my cardbase and matted it with some Melon Mambo #115320 and a piece of Melon Mambo DP #115687.  The stamp set is For All You Do #115360.  This is a great set, it gives you a little bit of everything.  Ink is Melon Mamabo #115656.  You don't have to be afraid of purchasing these colors.  Stampin' Up has decided to continue them for another year plus adding a new set of In-Colors for even more colors to choose from.  Yiphee!!!!!!!  I used the Scallop Trim Border punch on my Melon Mambo mat for my pretty flowers.  The size of the square is 2 3/8.  If you happen to miss out on the sizes for the squares so the scallops come out even, you can find them over at Gretchen Barron's site.  She worked out all the math for us.  Thank you Gretchen. 

I'm scheduling workshops for this month and for June.  With the release of the Last Chance List on June 1st, now is the time to schedule a workshop and get some of those last minute supplies for FREE.  Gather up some friends and family and do a catty party or shop on line.  Hostess benifts apply on line as well.  Click here to get started.  Always remember if you don't like shopping on the interenet you can always email me with your order, 

Thanks for stopping by today, I really enjoy your company and once again I want to thank everyone for all of their support.  Oh, I almost forgot.  I am getting ready to order new Idea Books and Catalogs.  If your would like to have one and you have been a hostess with me this year your book is free.  If you would like to order a book from me, please let me know ASAP.  Cost of the catty is $7.00 plus shipping ($5.50).  Have a great day.  Toodles

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National Scrapbooking Month Special

                           National Scrapbooking Month Special

    Hello Friends – Welcome to the week end.  Today I am sharing a scrapbooking page that we are going to make at our monthly stamp club.  It turned out so cute.  I used a 12 x 12 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, used the Stamp set Flower Fancy #111578 and inked by background.  Next is a piece of So Saffron CS with a Scallop Trim border punch piece of Regal Rose..  I used a 4 x 4.25 piece of Pumpkin Pie and embossed it with the Polka Dot embossing folder. National Scrapbooking Month Special Flower Fancy Next is the Top Note Die Cut #113463 in Very Vanilla.  For embellishing I used a piece of Pumpkin Pie Stripe Ribbon #115616 and another die cut  Beautiful Butterflies #114507.  Added a little bling for pizazzzzz!   Thanks for stopping by today.  Below is everything you need to know about this month's special promotion.  Happy Scrapbooking!!!  Toodles 

Promotion Dates: May 1-31, 2010

Promotion Details:

May is National Scrapbooking Month–  What a great way to make your own family memories and take advantage of this great promotion.

Purchase a qualifying scrapbooking stamp set or  My Digital Studio software and receive a FREE package of Designer brads–choose from four designs!

Qualifying products and Designer brads are listed below:

Stamp sets

 Page Description Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price 



Clear-Mount Price 

Extreme Elements

115181  $26.95  —  — 

Framed with Love** 

114389  $27.95  —  — 


113706  $27.95  —  — 

Circle Circus 

115778  $28.95  —  — 

Elements of Style

118611  $27.95  120045  $19.95 


119910  $27.95  120105  $19.95 

Elements de style 

119900  $27.95  120099  $19.95 

Rough Type 

118659  $26.95  120072  $18.95 

Sentimental Journey 

118513  $23.95  120075  $17.95 

First Day 

118521  $23.95  120051  $17.95 

Camino a la Escuela 

120152  $23.95  120154  $17.95 

*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set! **Last Chance stamp set!

My Digital Studio software


 Page Description  Item  Price 
32*  My Digital Studio  118108  $79.95 

*From Summer Mini Catalog

Designer brads

Page  Description  Item   Retail Price  Price with Qualifying Purchase

Flower Designer brads 

112579 $5.95  FREE 

Filigree Designer brads 

 112577  $5.95  FREE 

Circle Designer brads 

112571  $5.95  FREE 

Star Designer brads 

112572  $5.95  FREE 



Cute Little Bookmark Using First Day From The Summer Mini

Good Morning Everyone –   Have you got your coffee in hand and ready to start your day.  OMG have I got the cutest bookmark for you.  When the Summer Mini was released I just fell in love with the stamp set First Day #120051.  I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for cute little critters and this cute litte book worm is no excpetion.Stampin' Up Stamp Set First Day Summer Mini  A little while back out there is blog a sphere I had been seeing alot of cute ideas using the Stampin' Up Two Tags Die Cut #115954 and of course I'm just like you I had to have it.  Well it arrived and now I needed to do something with it.  Well today I have to share with you a cute little bookmark using the Tags Die and the bookworm stamp from First Day #120051.

Here's how I did it.  I cut two of the scallop tags from the die cut, stamped the apple from the set in a wallpaper pattern.  If you don't know what a wallpaper pattern is I'll try and explain it.  You'll notice how I stamped the two apples across the top of the tag and then came down a little and stamped the next apple in the middle of the other two.  It kind of looks like a triangle.  Continue on down your paper until you have it full of apples.  Next I try to fill in the blank spaces with something.  A lot of time I just doodle.  There is something about all that blank white space that just drives me bonkers.  LOL  Next I punched a scallop from our Scallop Circle Punch #109043.  It just so happens that it fits perfectly at the bottom of the scallop tag.  Then I used our 1 /38" Circle Punch #104401 to punch out my little bookworm.  He is colored with markers Real Red, Certainly Celery, Creamy Carmel and just a tad of Bashful Blue (blender pen)  for his glasses.  He's just too cute!!!!!  Remember I cut 2 tags.  Next I cut a piece of our Real Red Polka Dot ribbon # 115608 and attached it to the back of my tag with Red Sticky Tape # 104294.  Then using the Stick Tape again I attached my extra tag to make it more sturdy and to hide where I attached the ribbon.  The ribbon is approx 16" long and at the bottom I attached a big brad (NSU) as a counter weight for the book mark.  I hope you like him, he's the apple of my eye.  OMG.  Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Friday.  Hope I'll see you back here tomorrow. If you have any questions please let me know.   Toodles

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MOJO Scktech #138 – Little Flowers

Good Morning Everyone Welcome to Sandieskorner.  We're awfully gloomy here,  what's happen' in your neck of the woods?  I think we are supposed to have rain for the next few days.  BooHoo  Today I would like to share my version of this weeks MOJO138 sketch.  It is a 4.25" square card made with a piece of Whisper White #100730.  I matted a 4" square piece of Rich Razzleberry #115316.  The next layer is a piece of Old Olive #100702 matted with a piece of DP from Cottage Wall #115671. Little Flowers Stampin' Up Summer Mini MOJO138 This has been one of my favorite color combos this year.   The stripes are from this same DP.  My Stamp Set is called Little Flowers #115020.  I inked them in Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence (OO is retiring this year).  Just a reminder – There is a whole list of retiring colors that will no longer be availabe after Jun 30th, so check your stash and place your orders soon while quanties are still available.  My sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and the stamp set is Family Phrases #114960.  I can't tell you how many times I use this set.  It has a whimsical feel about it. 

If you would like to take your stamping to the next level and save $$$$ at the same time you can join Sandy's Stampers.  The Demonstrator Starter Kit is ($185).  You can customize your kit and My Digital Studio is included ( value of $79.95).  Hobby and career demos welcome.  If you have any questions please let me know.  there is no better time to join the family. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Thursday.  See ya tomorrow.  Toodles

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True Friend – Easel Card

Hello Friends – Welcome to Wednesday here at Sandieskorner.  Looks like it is going to be a gloomie day here in St. Charles,  Were did spring and summer go????  Today I am sharing a card that I have made for my Stamp Club.  The style of my card today is called an Easel Card.  They are fun and easy to make.  I am using Sage Shadow #101563 cardstock (retiring), layered with a piece of Very Vanilla #101650 and layered again with Basic Black #102851.  I also layered a piece of designer paper called Nouveau Chic #115670 which is also retiring on June 30th.  My focal point is a piece of Very Vanilla.  I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch (avail Jul 1st) on one side and my paper piercer on the other side.  My Stamp Set is called True Friend #110378.  I attached a 1" strip of the Nouveau Chic DP on the left side.  My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370.  For the inside of your Easel Card I used a strip of Basic Black and DP,  Used the Scallop Trim Border again and raised it up with dimenstionals.  This allows your Easel Card to stand up.  I chose to say Happy Birthday using the stamp from Well Scripted #118601.  Viola' you have an unusal and beautiful card to give to someone special.  Thanks for stopping by today, see ya tomorrow.  Ta Ta For Now

Dimensions of an Easel Card

  • One piece of cardstock 4..25 x 8.5", scroed at 4.25 and 6 3/8".  A 4.25" square for the top of your card and additional papers to decorate your card front.
  • For the inside of your card you will need some kind of support to hold your front piece in place.  I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch and made a strip to go across the inside of my card.
  • Have fun and decorate the card as you wish. 
  • For you visual people Beate' on Splitcoast has a video tutorial for you.
  • If you have any questions please don't hestiate to ask. 

Things to check out this month:

  • Clearance Rack – New Products are updated every day and quantities may be limited.  As much as 60% discounts on some items.  Place your orders early.
  • If you want to take your stamping level a step higher, Stampin' Up has a great Demonstrator Starter Kit for $185 which includes My Digital Studio.  A Great way to get a lot of products at a reduced price.  Hobby or career demonstators are always welcome.  Join Sandy's Stampers!!
  • May is National Scrapbooking MonthClick here  for some inspiration and how you can receive your FREE brads.

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Enjoy Every Moment Scrapbooking Page

Enjoy Every Moment National Scrapbooking Month Stampin' UpHello Friends – Happy Tuesday –  Boy. we got a good little rain here last night.  I am looking forward to it warming up a bit.  It has been darn right cold here the last few days.  National Scrapbooking Month is a great time to orangize those pictures and gettem' scrapped.  Today I have a cute little page using the stamp set Enjoy Every Moment #113622.  My page base is Sage Shadow #101563 (retiring) matted with a piece of Very Vanilla #101650.  I have a Pretty In Pink #100459 strip going across the page and I have used a retired striped paper under it.  To make it look more finished and soften the look of the two pieces coming togeher I used a strip of So Saffron Ribbon.  TIP:  If you don't have a mataching ribbon, use a 1/4" strip of cardstock and it will do the same thing.  I used the flower in the set to make my own background paper and matted the word enjoy and placed it at the top of my page.  I havn't placed any pictures in it yet, but I was thinking it would be great for a baby layout.  There's nothing like creating your own memories.  Start scrapbooking today, you will be so glad you did.  Thanks for dropping by today, I'm off to get a haircut this morning and I still need to get ready for stamp club next week.  Have a wonderful day.  Toodles

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Watercolor Trio – Thank You

Hello Friends – Welcome to Monday .  I'm having a bit of computer trouble.  Oh NO!!!!!   The crazy things you just want them to work.  Don't you feel that way too.  Today I would like to share a thank you card that I have made for one of my customers. Watercolor Trio Summer Mini Square Lattice Embossing Folder I used Taken With Teal ( so sorry to see it go) and Pumpkin Pie DP.  I matted it with another piece of TWT but I  used the new embossing folder Square Lattice from the Summer Mini (pg 24).  I also used the technique called direct to paper.  Take your ink pad and rub it across your cardstock and the ink picks up on the raised pattern from your embossing folder.  Next layer is WW punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and a piece of Pumpkin Pie DP.  My stamp set is Watercolor Trio.  I inked it up with markers Old Olive, TWT and PP.  Stamped them off a couple of time to give it some depth.  My circle is 3" and the Scallop Circle is from the Scallop Circle #2 bigz die.  The tag punch at the bottom was cut with a nestie and the ribbon is 1/4 grosgrain Pumpkin Pie.  Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful day.  See ya tomorrow.  Toodles

Supplies Needed to Make This Card:

  • Cardstock – Taken With Teal #101584 (retiring soon), WW #100730, Pumpkin Pie DP #112159
  • Stamp Set – Watercolor Trio #112284
  • Inks – Taken With Teal, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie Markers
  • Tools – Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Circle Scissor Plus # 112530, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die Cut., Scallop Trim Border Punch
  • Embellishments – PP Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Bling

REMINDER:  The retiring inks and paper are going fast so don't delay if you want any of these.  The retiring stamp list will become available on June 1st and many items from the previous mini's (Holiday and Occasion) are still available.  Click here.

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