Thursday, December 20, 2007

Spring/Summer 2008 Catalogs Are Here!

Hey everybody!

In the midst of all of the chaotic holiday packages arriving to my home, I received today forty of the brand new Spring/Summer 2008 catalogs! Hooray for UPS :)

As always, I am selling the catalogs for $6 (usual retail is $9.95), and the catalogs are free to anyone who hosts a workshop.

January 12th, I will be having a stamp-a-stack event, featuring some of the new stamp sets from the Spring/Summer catalog. The event will start at 11am on Saturday, and will end whenever you are ready to leave :) The cost will be $25 for anyone pre-paying for the event by January 7th (cost for anyone paying after the 7th will be $30) and we will be making 12 cards. Anybody who orders $50 or more at the event (before taxes and shipping) will get a brand new catalog for free! Of course, if you are dying to see the catalog, you can purchase one for $6 before the event, and I will give you those six dollars back if you place a $50 order during the workshop.

If you can't attend the stamp-a-stack, I can still take your order and you will still be able to take advantage of the free catalog offer. I will place an order on Sunday evening (the 13th) so just contact me with your order by then!

In addition, to the free catalog offer, I will also be holding another raffle. For every $50 (before taxes and shipping) order placed, you will get one entry into the raffle. The set I am raffling off is a brand new level three hostess set from the Spring/Summer 2008 catalog called "Time Well Spent".

Please RSVP for the stamp-a-stack by January 7th if you are planning to attend, so I can have your materials cut and ready for you.

Also, sale-a-bration is coming up February 1st - March 17th and I've had many bookings already. Please contact me if you'd like to hold a workshop during this popular sale period, so that I can work your event into the schedule!

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hey everybody,

Just wanted to let you know that the retirement list for the accessories in this year's catalog is out. Anything on this list is available while supplies last. Once the item is sold out, it is gone. So, if there is anything on this list that you absolutely have to have, please contact me ASAP and we'll get your order placed! Also remember that in order to receive items in time for Christmas, the deadline to order is December 14th. Anything placed by that day is gauranteed by Stampin' Up! to be delivered to you in time for the holiday! Thanks everyone.

Item # Product Description

109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms

109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2

109197 Accents & Elements Tagged

100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11

105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11

104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11

104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11

105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11

105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11

104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11

104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11

105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11

105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I

105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II

108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White

107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft

105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large

105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided

105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small

105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo

105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large

105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium

105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small

101052 Brayer Attachment Foam

107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium

109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background

109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise

109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon

109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley

109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles

109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing

108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys

109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints

109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2

109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw

109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown

109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen

107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large

107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large

107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium

107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large

107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini

107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium

107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large

107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large

101016 Eyelet Tool Kit

105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II

105379 Eyelets Silver

105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II

107282 Fancy Fibers Bella

107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth

103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red

103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine

106650 Greeting Glue

102620 Liquid Glue

103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11

104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11

103598 Paper Vellum 12x12

105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights

105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements

105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals

105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals

105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles

105962 Perfect Layers Tool

104184 Post Extenders

106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower

109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1

109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3

109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About

109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors

109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up

109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden

109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright

107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes

109230 Simply Sent Happy Day

105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost

101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration

105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy

101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch

100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked

103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill

104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing

101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White

102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing

103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White

103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights

105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown

105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black

105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue

105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green

105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple

105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink

105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red

105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow

103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators

100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers

100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray

100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown

103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown

107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights

107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft

107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements

107240 Tag Sheets Kraft

107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals

107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles

100894 Watercolor Brush Flat

101551 Watercolor Brush Medium

101331 Watercolor Brush Small

105395 Wire Works Metallic

105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White

Stampin' Around wheels

100360 Acorns

109812 All about Birthdays*

109690 All about Christmas*

109812 All about Gratitude*

109676 Autumn Dots

104070 Bloomin'

107466 Bodacious*

105750 Bouquet*

107481 Butterflies & Blossoms

104065 Fishy

100267 Happy Jacks

107563 Ho Ho Ho

104312 Hot to Dot

104279 Leaf Prints

106062 Leaves Awash*

107479 Rough around the Edges*

101927 Snowman Fun

107465 Speckled*

105521 Spooky Skyline*

108979 Spotted*

107480 True Hearts

105033 Wings & Things

* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Retired List is Here!

Hi Everybody,

The Retired List has been released, and is available to view on the Stampin' Up! website. You can view the list here

As of December 30th, none of these will be able to be ordered. If you are interested in making a purchase, I will be sending in two orders to Stampin' Up! One on the 10th of December, and one on the 29th of December.

If you make a purchase by the 10th, Stampin' Up! has assured us that the orders will be delivered by Christmas. In celebration of the retirement list, I will be offering 10% off all retired sets! This only applies to orders emailed to me or called in to me, it will not apply to club orders or to workshop orders (due to hostess benefit limitations), and all orders will come in to me, and will need to be picked up at my home (unless you are in a club or plan to attend one of my upcoming workshops, in which case I will bring items to the event if received in time).

There will be a separate retirement listing coming out on the 10th of December, that will include roller stamps, and other accessories, and I will email out that list as soon as I get it! :)

Please contact me in you have any questions, or concerns. And as always, I accept credit cards, checks, paypal, and cash as forms of payment.

Thanks everybody!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I'm still here :)

Hey everybody,

I'm still around, don't anybody worry! I've had lots going on with Stampin' Up! and getting ready for the new catalog coming out in January, and the retirement in December, so I've been sort of MIA.

I'm also working on a Stamp-a-Stack coming up on January 15th. We will be making a whole bunch of all occasion cards, and I will have lots of copies of the new catalog available for sale. As always, the catalogs will be $5 at the event, or will be free with a purchase of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes). In the next coming weeks, I will have lots more details available, so please save the date, and I hope to see you there!

For anybody interested in the ribbon swap, we are nearing the end. Spots are still open until Noveber 20th, so please let me know if you are interested and your name isn't listed on the earlier blog posting (and scroll down to that post for more details about the ribbon swap).

My leg is better now, and I am hoping to be able to get some pictures posted soon of the projects we'll be making in upcoming classes and events!

Thanks everyone!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Promotions for November!

Hey everybody! Sorry I've been MIA lately. I sprained my ankle this past week, and have been taking it easy and trying to recover. I'm off crutches now, but still not completely back in the swing of things, so it might be a while before I can take and post new pictures.

There is a new promotion that I am incredibly excited about for November! If you buy any three sets of our designer papers at $9.95 each, you'll get one set free! There are so many beautiful sets on pages 170-173 of the Winter catalog, as well as a couple of sets available in the mini catalog. With a new retirement rapidly approaching, I am looking forward to using this promo to stock up on all of my favorite double sided paper sets!

We also have a special deal on one of our stamp sets. The 'Wishing You Cheer' stamp set (on page 33 of the Winter catalog) is 20% off until November 3rd - making it $11.16 before shipping and taxes. If anybody is interested in purchasing this set at the discount, please let me know by 7pm November 3rd.

Also remember that the Winter Glitz packages are still available (see my earlier post for details on that special) so please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a kit, as they are available only until supplies are gone.

I have a busy week ahead, but hope to be able to post details about next month's technique class soon, so be looking for that. Thanks everybody!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Spectrum Class Project

As promised, here is one of the projects we will be making at the spectrum pad technique class on the 25th (see my earlier blog post for more details). Hope to see you there!

November Technique Class - Using Spectrum Pads

Hi everybody!

Sorry I am so late in getting this information out to you all. It's been a busy couple of weeks!

This month's technique class will be the various uses of spectrum pads. The class will be held October 25th at 7:00pm. I am hoping to have pictures of the projects we will be making, posted over the weekend. So keep checking for updates. As always, the class cost is $5, but that fee is waived if you make a $25 purchase the night of the class. RSVPs are requested by the 23rd so that I can have your supplies ready for you.

Thanks everybody!

Monday, October 8, 2007

An the winner is...

I ust want to thank everybody who entered the raffle, and everyone that came out to make the Stamp-a-Stack a big success. I had so much fun on Saturday, and I hope that those of you who couldn't attend will be able to join us next time!

The winner of the raffle drawing was Nancy Jones! I had my husband pick the winner from a hat, and I had to laugh when he picked Nancy, because she really had her heart set on winning that Measure of a Life set. So, assuming that Nancy picks that set, this means that the Polka Dot and Paisley set will be up for grabs in a future giveaway.

Congratulations, Nancy. And thanks again everybody for making this weekend so much fun, and so successful!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Holiday Glitz Promotion

Ok, one more promotion that I've forgotten to tell you about...

Holiday Glitz Promotion

October 1-while supplies last

Make your holiday cards glitzy this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz card kit. With our precut card stock and Designer Series paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy!

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:

Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last:

Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $24.95, or
Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $28.95 with no additional purchase required.

Qualifying stamp sets include:

Item Stamp Set Price

109234 Snowfall $23.95
106786 The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 Love & Joy* $23.95
* Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Weekend Raffle!

Hey everybody!

I have decided to have a raffle this weekend to celebrate the holiday! For every $50 order (before shipping and taxes) that anybody places with me by 7pm on Monday, October 8th, I will enter their name into a drawing for a free stamp set. If you place a $100 order, you would get two entries into the raffle, and so on. The winner will get to choose one of the sets pictured here. Polka Dots & Paisley is a current set in the catalog that retails for $18.95, and Measure of a Life is a retired level two hostess set from last year's catalog.

Please contact me, if you would like to be entered into the raffle, to place an order. I accept personal checks, and credit cards.

World Card Making Day Promotion - Simply Sent Kits!

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day, and in honor of the occasion, Stampin' Up! is having a great deal on their Simply Sent Card Kits. Today through October 8th (Monday) these kits will all be 20% off! The kits make a wonderful gift for someone who is new to stamping, they are a great investment for anyone wanting to make a large number of cards without spending a lot of money, and they are a wonderful value for anyone looking to make a batch of creative cards.

Each of the kits has a stamp set, and each stamp is die cut, so there is no trimming! Just punch out the stamps and put them on the wooden blocks - super easy! Everything that you need is included in the kit, and the contents of each kit are listed in the Winter catalog. I have a picture of the Friendship Shapes kit posted here. Everything from the ribbon and cardstock to the inks, markers, and envelopes is included in the kit, as well as a set of detailed instructions for making each card, and all put into a gift box.

If you are looking for Christmas gifts, or have been eyeing some of the stamp sets included in the kit, or if you are looking to make twenty or thirty quick and easy cards, this is the time to buy. These kits very rarely go on sale. I've been stocking up on them myself this weekend!

So please email me if you would like to purchase any of the kits during this promotion. I will be placing an order Monday evening at 7pm, so please let me know by then if you are interested. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

This is my newest creation. It's called a Criss Cross card. It is pretty easy to make, but you do need to use 12X12 cardstock for this one. The card doesn't open like a conventional one would, instead there is a pull out in the center of the card (with one of the rounded tab punches that I love) that slides in and out. I like this kind of card especially around the holidays because it is the perfect card for adding pictures of the family. It is a little more time consuming, but is nice for those close friends or family members that you want to send something a little special. Obviously this one wasn't done with Christmas papers, but check out SCS and you'll find all sorts of gorgeous examples of this card in the gallery made with our wonderful Christmas designer papers. Check out SCS under resources and 'criss cross card' for full directions (and step by step pictures!) on how to create these awesome cards!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

So by now you have all probably been through your winter mini catalogs a hundred times (and for anybody that hasn't been able to see it, you can access it on or if you'd like your own free copy, please contact me!). This year, Stampin' Up! has branched out into designer wrapping papers, and they are beautiful! There are three different sets of wrapping paper, and I must say that after seeing them in person, I'm thinking that I need to get all of them. Not only do they make some beautifully wrapped packages under the tree, but they work really nicely as patterned papers for your cards (and you get them in bulk!) The papers are thinner than a patterned paper, but they feature the Stampin' Up! color palletes, so they coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, ink, and ribbon colors. Here are some of the samples I've made with the wrapping paper. If you are looking to make a great amount of Christmas cards this year, and want a lot of patterned paper at an inexpensive price (2 rolls are $17.95) this could be a way to go!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Where do you get your ideas?

Hey everybody! I've been getting this question a lot lately: "Where do you get your ideas?" I get my ideas from a whole lot of different places. I get a lot of my ideas from the Stampin' Up! catalog, and from the Stampin' Up! website. There are always lots of wonderful ideas and color combinations to be found, and there are many ways to make the cards you see there into your very own creations. If I see a card that I like, I may use the colors, I may use different stamps to make it my own, or I might just recreate the entire thing! A really wonderful website that I have found, is called: There is an awesome gallery there with thousands of examples of cards made by many talented ladies (and a few gentlemen)! There is an alphabetical listing of every stamp set that Stampin' Up! has ever sold, and oftentimes hundreds of examples of cards that have been made using those stamp sets. It is an invaluable resource for inspiration, and for step by step instructions for all sorts of different kinds of projects and techniques! So for anyone who hasn't checked it out yet, I highly recommend that you take a look. There is truly something for everyone over there, and I check it every day (sometimes twice) :)

Check out this cute Thanksgiving card that I made using the scallop punch, oval punch, and the pick-a-petal stamp set. I got the instructions for making this turkey on Split Coast Stampers (we call it SCS for short) :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bleach Technique class - second sample

Hey all! So we have quite a few people signed up for the bleach class on the 26th, and I'm really looking forward to seeing you all. A lot of people brand new to the classes, so if you've never come to one, but have wanted to try it out, please join us! As promised, here is the second sample card that we will be making using bleach. And as always, we will also be spending lots of time just playing around with the bleach and getting the hang of the new techniques. RSVPs are not due until Monday the 24th, so there is still plenty of time. Can't wait to see you guys there!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

To celebrate World Card Making Day, Stampin' Up! has just announced a promotion that will be held for only 4 days. From October 4-8 all Simply Sent card kits will be 20% off the regular price! I will be accepting orders duing the Stamp-a-Stack event, but if you are not able to attend, you just need to let me know by the 8th at 5pm if you'd like to get in on this deal!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bleach technique class - September 26th

Sorry that his has been so long in coming, but I've finally got one of the cards up on the blog that we will be making in the bleach technique class. I've got room for a few more people, so please call or email if you are interested in attending, or have any questions about the class. Class fee is $5 (or waived with a $25 purchase) and RSVPs are due in by September 24th. I will try to upload the other projects we will be making if possible, but right now my laptop is acting broken (and it is the only computer hooked up to a working scanner).

Friday, August 31, 2007

September Promo - Fall Frenzy

Even though September won't be officially upon us until tomorrow, Stampin' Up! has announced their promotion for next month!

Join the frenzy this month with our Fall Frenzy promotion!
Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise and qualify to purchase one of each of the six promotional stamp sets at 30 percent off!

Item Page # Description Discounted Price
105355 26 Bitty Boos Too $12.57
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
107383 30 Thoroughly Thankful $16.07
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes* $22.37

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007

This is a really great promotion, Stampin' Up! doesn't often offer big discounts like this on their stamp sets, so if you were on the fence about any of these sets, now might be the time to buy! Also, for anybody who has been looking forward to seeing the holiday mini, it is now available to view online at Have a great long weekend everybody!

Friday, August 24, 2007

More Stamp-a-Stack pictures

As promised, here are the pictures of the completed cards that you can mae with the Secret Garden Simply Scrapping kit. Again, a couple of the cards will have more than one of each style. You can click on the picture for a bigger image. I will have many different sentiment stamps available to use on these cards. I made most of these either 'Thank You's or 'Happy Birthday's because that is what I use the most of, but the great thing about this class, will be that you will be able to make whatever kind of cards you want with this, just change the greeting!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Holiday Stamp a Stack

I wanted everybody to be able to see exactly what we will be doing at the Stamp-a-Stack on October 6th, so here are some pictures. There will be 30 cards made (there are more than one style of several of the cards). For these cards, I used the Winter Bright Simply Scrapping kit, bashful blue ribbon, and white cardstock (for the card bases). I already have several RSVPs for this class, so if you are interested, please contact me before space runs out. For anyone who cannot make this class, but is still interested, I am planning on making up kits with all of the materials needed, and step-by-step instructions (with pictures) of exactly what you need to do. The only thing you would need to do these cards on your own (that isn't supplied in the kit) would be a 'Happy Holidays' or 'Merry Christmas' greetings stamp! If you would be interested in purchasing one of the kits, please contact me before September 15th, and let me know which kit you are choosing. We will only have time during this class to make one set of the cards, but anyone wishing to purchase both sets may do so (I have had a couple of people do so already). I will have pictures of the cards made using the Secret Garden Simply Scrapping kit coming up as well. I just need to stamp the greetings on them, and take photos. They turned out very nicely as well, and will make wonderful everyday cards. Remember this event will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 11am. The cost is $30 to make 30 cards, and the only thing you need to supply is adhesive! Please contact me if you are interested in either taking the class, or purchasing the kit by September 15th. Pre-payment is required and will also be due on the 15th! Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New October Class

I have pictures ready of a new project class I'm holding on Sunday, October 14th. We will be making a scrapbook like project with room for pictures, memorabilia, journaling, lists, or anything you'd like. There are two different color palettes to choose from. The finished project shows the fall flowers designer papers being used. I also have pictures of my unembellished project using the second color choice - Darling Doodles designer papers. Each project has four pockets to use for tags, hidden journaling, envelopes, or more pictures. There are really endless possibilities as to what these can be used for! Please check out my official Stampin' Up! website events calendar for more details about this class.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Workshops Coming Up

Just a couple of quick notes about events coming up!

I will be uploading pictures of the bleach technique class projects in the next few days for everyone that is interested in coming.

I'm expecting my Simply Scrabooking kits on Thursday, and as soon as I can, will post pictures of the 30 (yes, 30) cards that we will be making with these kits at the Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.

I am expecting to post pictures tomorrow of a new project class I will be offering. It is a new mini scrapbook project with pockets that I've been working on. The class will be offered on October 14th.

For all details about the costs and the times and dates of any classes upcoming, please check my official Stampin' Up! website (there is a link at the top of this blog) in the upcoming events section. And as always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

First post

Welcome to my new blog. I hope that with this website, I will be able to bring you more project ideas. I will be trying to upload images as often as I can, as well as keep everyone up to date about what is going on at Stampin' Up! So please check in often to get inspiration, to get updates about events I will be holding, and to find out the latest and the greatest about Stampin' Up! I can't wait to get started!