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25% Off Gently Falling and Gorgeous Grunge

Stampin' Up Gently Falling 25% Discount on 25 Stamp Sets

Last Day To Receive your 25% Discount of 25 selected Stamp Sets.  Click here to view

Hello folks. . .  so nice to chat with you again.  I know I have mentioned this before, but it's worth saying one more time "sometimes the most simplest of designs can be the most stunning"  Today I would like to share one of them.  My inspiration was from another blogger, thanks Cristina.  My card is a layer free card.  My base is Very Vanilla.  I used one of our stamp sets that are on sale (25% off) Gently Falling (128430/123804).  This stamp set comes with twelve (12) images.  Six are background stamps and six are line images.  I only used the line image of the Maple Leaf.  My ink is More Mustard.  I stamped three leafs and one extra to cut out to give the card more dimension.  My spots are from  Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517), also 25% off, stamped with Brown Sugar ink.    My sentiment if an ole' favorite from Sassy Salutations (132070/126707).  For a little more pizzazz I used some of our Early Expresso Twine and tied it in a bow.  On the inside I stamped another Maple Leaf in the same color.  I normally keep my inside clean and wait to add a verse until I know what I'm going to use it for.  This way I'm prepared in a crunch.

Stampin 25% Off on Selected Stamp Sets Holiday Mini   

Gently Falling is just one of the 25 stamp sets that are now 25% off.  This promotion only lasts until October 28th.  Click here and you can view all 25 sets that are available.

Thanks for stopping by, I love chatting with you.  You know I love detail, so I get excited when I'm able to create a quick, clean and simple card that is just right.  To place your orders please use the link below.  If you have any questions, I'm only an email away.  Let me take this opportunity to thank all of you who do shop in my online store.  Your support is truly appreciated.  Take care, have a wonderful week and get those fingers inky.  Until next time.  Toodles


Thinking Christmas

Stampin Up Christmas Card Using Srene Snowflakes Holiday Mini 25% Off Promotion

Hello Folks. . .  F. Y. I.. . .  Starting yesterday thru Oct. 28th Stampin' Up is having a 25% Off 25 Stamp Set promotion.  Now's the time to pick up one of your favorites.  Click here to view the list.  To place an order go to the link below and shop in my On Line Store 24/7 or email me and I will place your order for you.  CUSTOMER SERVICE:  That's what it's all about folks.

I was looking at this weeks MOJO Sketch and thought I could make a pretty Christmas Card or winter birthday.  I love our new Winter Frost #132341 Specialty Designer Series Paper in the Holiday Catalog.  The paper is just beautiful and a couple of the sheets are foiled for that extra pizzazz.  My colors are Smoky Gray, Shimmery White and Island Indigo.  I used our Northern Flurry Embossing Folder #120902 on my first layer.  Cut a few circles with our Circle Framelits #130911.  I used two stamp sets the snowflake from Serene Snowflakes (ret) and a non SU Sentiment Stamp.  You will find in the Holiday Mini a brand new bundle with the Stamp Set Festive Flurry and matching framelits for $46.95 (Clear) and $54.95 (Wood).  That's a 15% savings for your shopping pleasure.  You now I love detail, so I added some Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (ret) and three Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246.  TIP:  Always design in threes, it is more pleasing to the eye.  

Hope I was able to give you a little inspiration today, it really is time to start thinking about your Christmas Cards.  No one enjoys waiting to the last minute and they don't get done.  If you have questions, I'm only an email away.  Stay warm, until next time.  Toodles


Baby Cards With Hearts a Flutter


Stampin Up Baby Car Wth Hearts a Flutter

Hello friends. . .  No, you're not seeing double.  I have a dual set of baby cards to share with you today.  I thought it only appropriate that I do a baby girl and a baby boy card to share with my followers.

Actually, my inspiration comes once again from our annual catalog.  Thumbing thru for card ideas I came across one with a great looking banner and I took it from there.  You can find it on pg. 124.  I turned it around from a birthday to a baby card.  My banner images come from the set called "Hearts a Flutter" #131922/129252 with its matching framelits #130159.  On the boy card I used our new Alphabet Press embossing folder #130916 and on my girl card I used our girly girl Fancy Fan embossing folder #127751.  My colors for the boy card are Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz, for my girl card I using Strawberry Slush, Whisper White and  Blushing Bride.  I embossed with Craft Whisper White Ink and White Embossing Powder.  My sentiment comes from the stamp set Itty Bitty Banners #132022/126257 with its matching framelits Bitty Banners #129267.  Accessories are a few random buttons and some pretty 3/8" WW Taffeta Ribbon 

I hope I have inspired you to try your hand at handcrafting some of your own cards.  It's a great stress reliever and gives you a feeling of accomplishment and pride when you do.  If you have any questions please drop me a note.  If you are in need of supplies please shop in my On Line Store 24/7.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping.  Toodles


Yes, It’s That Time – Christmas Cards

Stampin' Up Christmas Cards

Hello friends. . .  Today I would like to share with you this year's Christmas Stamp A Stack.  For those of you not knowing what a stamp a stack is, it's when a group of family and friends get together and make their Christmas Cards.  We normally complete around 20 cards on a Saturday morning.  When you leave you can feel good that you have your Christmas Cards ready to mail.  No stressing at the last minute.  I have used five stamp sets – Mosaic Madness, Sassy Salutations, Serene Snowflakes (ret),  Evergreen (ret) and Peaceful Wishes (ret).  

Hope this inspires you to get to stamping your Christmas Cards or at least thinking about them.  If I can help in any way please drop me a line  As always if you need supplies please shop in my On Line Store 24/7 at the link below.  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.  Toodles


Gift Ensemble

Stampin Up Christmas Gift Ensemble Modern Medley DP Holiday Catalog

Hello friends. . .   happy day and welcome to the week end.  I have a short post for your today, I'm sharing one of my craft fair projects, I'm calling it my Gift Ensemble. It includes one card with a matching note pad.  Will make a great teacher or secret santa gift.   Most of my products are from Stampin' Up but I did use a non SU set for my focal point.  The flowers are cute but I fell in love with the cute leaves.  Aren't they just adorable.  The chunky little leaves just make my heart sing..  Don't you love that when you craft.  

I hope you enjoyed my gift set, I'm making several of these as one of my craft fair items.  If you have any questions please drop me a note.  If you need any Stampin' Up products please shop in my ONLINE STORE at the link below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week end. The weather has been exceptional this week, hope the same for your area.   Until next time.  Toodles


Christmas Gift Idea – Paper Wreath

Stampin Up Desigher Paper Wreath Winter Frost Designer Paper Holiday Catalog

Simply Beautiful

Hello friends. . .  are you having a good day.  I sure hope so.  It is a little chilly here but the sun is shining and guess what we have a ball game today.  Yippie!!!  Today I have something very special to share.  It is another gift idea and most likely if you are a surfer of the net like I am this has been the latest rage out there.  Don't say "Oh No I Can't Do This" becasue Yes You Can.  LOL  Here is how it's done.

Get yourself a 10 or 12" foam wreath at a big box store.  Choose 5 to 6 pretty sheets of 12 x 12 designer paper.  I choose the new Winter Frost #132341 from our Holiday Catalog.  TIP:  Be sure when you choose your papers that you have contrast with light and darks.  This will make your project pop.  Get your trimmer out, I used our Stampin' Trimmer #126889.  It's a great trimmer,  The great thing about it, it has a large enough surface to cut your card without pulling out the extension.  So happy!!  Next cut your paper into 1/2" strips.  Six sheets of paper makes a lot of 1/2" strips.  Take your bone folder and curl your strips.  I curled half of each end one side at a time.  Some of the paper has foil in it and it doesn't curl as tightly as you want it to.  So wrap it around your finger and form circles.  Works beautifully. Remember you want curls but loose curls so it looks like ribbon on your wreath.  Randomly attach these curls by using a long straight pen. Attach them close together, you don't want any foam showing but don't stress you can always go back and insert more strips where you think it needs to be fluffier.  Is this a word?  I'm going with it anyway.  Oh I need to mention I did tie a piece of pretty ribbon NSU at the top of my wreath and hide the ends when I attached my curls with straight pens. I think that's it, it is really easy to do, takes about 2 1/2 hours start to finish and looks very pretty when your done.  I would take care in storing it, after all it is paper.

Stampin Up Designer Paper Wreath Winter Frost Designer Paper Holiday Catalog


This is what they should look like.  These are just
a few, you will have many many more.

Thanks for stopping by, take care folks, until next time.  Click on the link below and feel free to do all your shopping in my On Line Store.  Toodles


A Make and Take With Serene Silhouettes

Stampin' Up Serene Silhouettes Birthday Holiday Mini $25 Demnstrator Offer

Hello friends. .   Well, I'm just a couple days late.  The vendor fair went well.  Didn't have anyone take my class (bummer) but I did get a couple of very interested ladies.  Hopefully I will see them in class.

OMG – it's so chilly here today.  In the fifties I believe.  Boy you never now what weather you will have here in Missouri, it changes from day to day.  LOL  Today I have my Make It And Take it card to share.  It is clean, quick and very easy.  For your base I used Crumb Cake nested with a piece of Early Expresso, A great color combo.  All the measurements are for a standard A2 card with 1/8" borders.  My focal piece is Very Vanilla.  I have used two stamp sets, Serene Silhouettes #132073/127324 and Papillion Potpourri #132058/123759.  Ink colors are Crumb Cake and Marina Mist.  The butterfly was punched with the coordinating Elegant Butterfly Punch #127526.  My sentiment is from Sassy Salutations #132070/126707.  Great font and a must have for your stamp collection.  The inside is unfinished at this moment, but I will cut a nesting piece of Very Vanilla to finish it off.

If you are interested in joining the Stampin' Up family, there is no better time than now.  They have lowered the demonstrator kit to just $25, which includes one stamp set valued at $26.95 and office supplies to get you started.  This offer will only last for two weeks.  Check for more deets here and as always keep a daily check on our CLEARANCE RACK.  They update it on a regular basis.

Thanks for stopping by, I truly appreciate your friendship and your support.  Be sure and try this simple card, it will for sure WOW your friends and family.  Until next time  Toodles


Join Stampin’ Up For $25

Stampin' Up Demonstrator Offer For $25

Hello friends. . .  Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days.  I'm trying to get organized for my Vendor Show this week-end.  Keep me in your thoughts, I hope it goes well.  

Stampin' Up has been busy though.  They have a couple of promotions that I will share with you today.

WOW – Everyone knows that Stampin' Up is celebrating 25 years this year, so  for the next two weeks you can join the Stampin' Up family and become a demonstrator for just $25.  Here are some of the deets.

Dates: October 7-21, 2013

The Fine Print:

  • This offer is only good for two weeks, so take advantage of it right away!
  • During this offer, only the special $25 starter kit will be available; the regular $99  starter kit will not be available. The $25 Starter Kit includes
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin' Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Business pack which includes
      • A box of annual catalogs
      • A package of the current seasonal catalog
      • Getting Started DVD
      • Starter Kit Business Brick
      • Customer postcards


Stampin Up Workshop Special of $25

Get an extra $25 of free product when you host a workshop of $250.  That gives you a total of $65 in free Hostess Merchandise.  To view the flyer please click here.  

To place your Stampin' Up Online Order please

click here

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your shopping.  If online ordering is not your thing please feel free to contact me and I will be glad to place your order.  Friday I will have a card to share that is my Make and Take for this weekend.  It is quick and easy.  Love it.  Until next time  Toodles