Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

 Subscribe in a reader

Two Sweet Valentine Offers

Things On Sale Now!

Archive for December, 2013

Flower Shop Birthday

Stampin Up Flower Shop Birthday Holdiay Catalog Sale a Bration

Hello folks – Happy day to ya.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas holiday.  Next up is a brand to stamping year.  

Today I have a cased card to share with you.  My inspiration comes from a fellow demonstrator Chat from MeMyStampsandI   It pretty much is a total case, I think the only thing different is my sentiment stamp set which is my ole' faithful Sassy Salutations.  Here's the recipe.

  • Cardstock – Basic Gray, Whisper White, Rich Razzelberry, Designer Paper Polka Dot Parade #126902
  • Stamp Sets – Flower Shop #130939/130942 and Sassy Salutations #132070/126707
  • Ink – Rich Razzelberry – #126950
  • Cool Tools – Pansey Punch #130698 (coord. with the flower Shop set), Embossing Folder (ret), Delicate Designs Embossing Folder #127023, Large Scallop Edgelits #127019
  • Pretties – Rich Razzelberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (ret),, Metal Flower with matching brad (ret)

Stampin Up Flower Shop Birthday

On the inside I used a retired Birthday Verse from Cherry Chat and my trio of flowers is from the set Betsy's Blossoms in Rich Razzelberry and Smokey Slate ink


  • Our next promotion catalog for Spring is "Celebrate the Everyday" Catalog.  It begins on Jan 2nd and goes thru June 1st
  •  The most anticipated sale of the year is just around the corner – SALE A BRATION – Spend $50 before shipping and handling and you can choose a product from our Sale A Bration Brochure for FREE.  For quick and easy cards and projects Stampin' Up has put together some cute kits.  Fast and Easy.  
  • Clearance Rack – Be sure and check it out frequently.  You'll find some great buys on some of your Stampin' Up favorites.  As much as 50% of on some items.  
  • There's even more to celebrate – during our Sale A Bration event – have a Stampin' Up workshop.  When your workshop reaches $300 before S/H you will receive an additional; $30 in merchandise for a total of $80 hostess cash.  
  • Join Stampin' Up – During this celebration join Stampin Up as a hobby or career demonstrator (no workshops required)  for only $99 and you can choose $150 worth of merchandise.  Plus a 20% discount on future products.  This offer ends on March 31st.

Thanks for stopping by.  If I can answer any questions, please email me with your questions.  To place your Stampin' Up online orders please click on the link below.  Take care and happy shopping!!!!  Toodles


Last Minute Gift Card Holder

Stampin Up Gift Card Holder Holiday Catalog

Hello Folks.  It's almost time.  I love to bake and it's just about time to start on my Christmas Cookies.  I try not to bake them to early.  I have not found a good way yet to store them.  I could use your suggestions.  What is your favorite Christmas Cookie?  Mine are choc chip (of course), peanut butter, snicker doodles, and macaroons just to name a few.

This time of year I always need some gift card holders,  Today I would like to share this years version of my gift card holder.  It is done with two pieces of cardstock.  The base is cut at 4 1/4 x 6 1/4.  I scored the top flap at 2 1/4.  The bottom piece is cut at 4 1/4 x 3 and I scored it at 1/2" then turned it over for a finished look.   My stamp set is Serene Snowflakes inked with Marina Mist and Night of Navy.  On the inside I cut a piece of designer paper to give it a little pizzazz.  I attached the two pieces using dimensionals, one as each corner and one in the middle at the bottom (so it doesn't slip thru) To keep it closed I made a belly band 1" wide and 8 1/2" long.  Wrapped it around the top (not too tight) and secured it with adhesive.  Next I used our thinlets die to make my Merry.  I used a little of our Tomboy glue and positioned it on my belly band.  It's quick and easy.  Once you get started everything will fall in place and you will see it come together.     

There is so much going on at Stampin' Up and it is hard to keep up with it all.  The best way not to miss out is to frequently visit my web store and check out all the promotions  There are lots of products that are not in the current catalogs plus our weekly Tuesday specials.  

COMING SOON —  Sale a bration is just around the corner.  Spend $50 before shipping and handling and you can select a FREE product from our sale a bration mini.  Begins Januray 28 and ends on March 31st.  WOW before you know it it will be time for the release of our new annual catalog.  I can't wait, I hope SU gives us a new selection of florals and whimsy stamp sets.  I have missed them.  Enough of the geometircs  .

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a great stamping New Year.  Take care.  Until next time.  Toodles


Make Your Own Focal Point Using a Single Stamp

Stampin Up Birthday Card Secret Garden Holdiay Catalog

Hello Folks. . .  Happy day to ya. Getting out the shovel.  WOW we got about 6 inches of snow on Saturday.  Snow is beautiful but oh so messy!!!!  Today I have a pretty birthday card to share.  I was browsing the web the other day and came across a video showing us how to make a square as our focal point using a single stamp.  Of course you need to use your Stamp A Ma Jig to keep your sanity.  LOL   Here's the recipe.

  • Cardstock – Standard A2 card cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 using Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake
  • Stamps – Secret Garden #131940/129144 – Box is from a ret. set called Happy Together and the Leaves are Non SU
  • Ink – Early Expresso
  • Cool Tools – Secret Garden Framelits #129372 – Stamp A Ma Jig 
  • Pretties – 3/8" Early Expresso Satin Ribbon (ret), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Glue

I know it is such a busy time for everyone, but I hope you get to take a little time for yourself and put a smile on someones face with a pretty and thoughtful card.  It's worth the time.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check my Stampin' Up web store for the latest special, click promotions.  Stampin' Up is having a special every Tuesday.  Check it out.  If I can help in any way please let me know.  For all your SU needs please click on the link below.  Enjoy your shopping.  Take care and have a wonderful day.  Toodles


Hearts A Flutter and a MOJO Skectch

Stampin Up Heartfelt Wishes Holiday Catalog Occassions Mini

Hello Folks. . .  How are you today?  I think we dodged the bullet here in St. Charles.  We got a little dusting of snow with a little ice.  Thank goodness.  Some of the states above us got plastered.  Be careful out there.

Stampin Up Heartfelt Wishes Holiday Catalog

Today I have another MOJO sketch.  I was inspired from Julie Tilmans's blog.  I used the same colors, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette.  Once again it has lots of layers.  I also used a little of Cherry Cobber to add that special spark.  As my focal point I used the scallop heart from Hearts A Flutter along with the matching framelit.  My banner is made with Fabulous Phrases.  Here's a little tip:  It's a lot easier to line up these phrases when  you use the Stamp A Ma Jig.  LOL  You'll save a lot of paper.  Ribbon is Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon.  

I did use a new technique on this card.  My pink layer is double embossed, this is something new for me.  First I embossed my pink layer with the new Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder and embossed it again with the Snowflake Embossing Folder.  It worked rather well.  The second embossing didn't affect the first embossing.  

Christmas is almost here, please take a moment to check out my Stampin' Up web store for all your stamping needs.  I love being your demonstrator, if you have any questions please drop me a quick note.  Please click on the link below and start your shopping. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you just a little to dig right in and make some beautiful cards.  Until next time, have a wonderful day.  Toodles



Happy Birthday With Betsy’s Blossoms

Stampin Up etsy's Blossom Birthday Holiday Sale Holiday Catapg

Hello friends. . .  Hope all is well after this holiday week-end.  Today I have a great card to share.  It was cased from a layout I found over on Julie Tillman's blog "Poetic Artistry".  Boy it has a lot of layers, but that's what takes a regular card and makes it a great card.  

I start with an A2 card of Whisper White and layer it with a piece of Basic Black and layer again with another piece of Whisper White that has been embossed with a new embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog "Stylish Stripes" #132174. Second layer is another Basic Black piece nested with a piece of Designer Paper from our new In Colors Designer Series Paper Stack #130136.  Third layer is the same as the last just a tad smaller.  Following with the same theme I used another piece of Basic Black and I made my own designer paper by stamping the small flower image from "Betsy Blossoms" #131955 for wood and #126006 for clear.  My colors where all coordinated using Strawberry Slush.  I did stamp off one time then stamped my image on WW.  My happy birthday comes from our new set this year Label of Love  #130619 or wood and #130622 for clear.  My large flower also comes from Besty's Blossoms.  For a little pizzazz I used our 3/8" Taffeta Basic Black Ribbon and added some Basic Pearls on top of my Ribbon Punch Strip.

Stampin Up Betsy's Blossoms Birthday Holiday Catalog

Today is the last day to take advantage of our annual Holiday Sale.  Great opportunity to pick up some Secret Santa Gifts for family and friends.  You can save as much as 50% on some selected items.  Click here to check it out.

I hope I was able to inspire you and give you some great card making ideas.  If you need supplies, please click on the link below.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Take care and have a grrreat day.  Until next time.  Toodles