Archives for July 2010

Great Deals!


Wow! A HOT deal for hostesses, now through August 31st! If you reach $350 in sales, you will earn an additional $25 in hostess benefits.That gives you catalog product that you would normally earn at the $550 level for just $350 in sales!! What an awesome deal. With all the new have to have products in the newly released catalog, it is the perfect time to host a workshop! Call me. Let’s get yours on the calendar!!



If you have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in the past and would like to rejoin, you still have a couple of days to take advantage of the awesome rejoin special that ends on the 31st. Just update your business supplies for $35 and you are a demonstrator again! Call me today to take advantage of this great offer.

Choo Choo!

Choo Choo


I made this little photo Album for my niece. Her little one will be 1 in September and I thought she would have lots of photos to add to it. I used the Choo Choo set to decorate it, along with various punches and die cuts. It was really fun to decorate. I forgot to photograph it, so I grabbed a couple of last second pictures when I gave it to her. Each side of each circle is different, with mats and embellishments.


I used Craft Ink and clear embossing powder and then cut out the images. I often use our classic inks when I am scrapping, because they are quicker to dry. Inside an album, fading isn’t as much of a factor. On projects like this though, that are more designed for display, I always use the Craft Inks for their fade proof qualities. The little mini album is the scallop chip board album from the last mini. These are great little gifts and because they are smaller in size, they are easy and quick to decorate. Our new sanding kit was a must have, when it came time to sand down the DSP that I used to cover the chip board.


I highly recommend you stock up on a few of these as they become available in the mini catalogs. They make such awesome gifts. I wish I had a few more of these scalloped ones, but there is an adorable briefcase/suitcase one in the current mini that I can see many uses for. This time I am going to order a few extras while they are still avaiable!


Choo Choo

Love This Hydrangea!


I love, love, LOVE this hostess set! The Level One Hostess sets are wonderful this year! I want every one of them!


I have to admit that I am addicted to our textured impressions embossing folders. They do so much to step up a card and it is such a quick and easy process. I used the Square Lattice folder for this card. I stamped the hydrangea in Sahara Sand first.


Hydrangeas often change colors as they age. To get this look, I inked the stamp in Sahara Sand first and then sponged on a little Cherry Cobbler with a sponge dauber. You can’t see it in the pic, but I added shimmer mist to the main image.


The Cherry Cobbler layer is done using the Top note die. I used a piece of card stock that was about 3/4 of an inch larger than I needed in height and then trimmed the top and bottom with the top note die.


Stampin’ Stuff


Stamps: Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess)
Ink: Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler classic Inks
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke card stock
Fun Stuff: Square Lattice embossing folder, Top Note Die and Big Shot, Champagne Mist Shimmer paint and Alcohol (90%), sponge dauber

Artistic Etchings


Hello! It has been a while since I posted. I had a great time at StampFest! Many thanks to everyone who attended. There was some very serious stamping going on. The ladies who attended definitely came to stamp! I saw some awesome cards and pages. I think next time we should take some pics and share with everyone.


The card I am posting today is one from Stamp Camp this month. I am loving all of the vintage, ephemera, retro styles that are hot this year. This stuff is soooo totally me. If you like this style too, you will love the new Holiday mini that is coming in September!


Stampin’ Stuff



Stamps: Artistic Etchings

Ink: Black StazOn Ink

Paper: Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock, Newsprint DSP

Fun Stuff: Corner rounder, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Scallop Edge punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, pop dots

Scrap Kits for StampFest

Flower page


Spring Flower Kit

Kit Price is $9.00


Beautiful Wings


Beautiful Wings Kit

Kit Price is $9.00

Greeting Card Kids

Greeting Card Kids


Expect to see this little darling again and again! My favorite new set from the catalog, these adorable Greeting Card Kids! This card uses the new In Color Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze which was just brought out of retirement and added to our revised Color Collections.


Stampin’ Supplies


Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Winter Post and Music Notes wheel

Ink: Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Old Olive Classic Inks

Paper: Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze card stock and Newsprint DSP

Fun Stuff: Victoria crocheted lace, Designer Label Punch, pop dots and aqua painter, Big Shot and oval dies

Hand made flowers

Another kit for StampFest. Learn to make hand made flowers from paper. You will be learning 10 flower techniques plus a couple of variations.
The fee for this class is $15.00.



Two more fun kits for StampFest!


Make your next birthday celebration an event to remember when you gift your friend or loved one with this adorable cupcake- themed card set!

Kit price for this set is $20



This box is a wonderful way to present a gift of cards. The template will work with any set or theme.

Kit price for this set is $20


Purchase 3 kits and take $5 off the third set.
The Designer papers shown may vary in some kits