Archives for January 2011

Greeting Card Kids Valentine

Greeting Card Kids

I had to use my sweet little Greeting Card Cutie again for this valentines card. How neat is this embossed border? I love it. This is the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Super Easy card. Of course when you have the right tools, the design process is quick and painless!



Stampin’ Stuff


Greeting Card Kids ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes


Black StazOn ~ Basic Gray ~ So Saffron ~ Blushing Bride


Basic Gray ~ Blushing Bride ~ Whisper White

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Framed Tulips EF ~ Aqua Painter


Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!


Are you ready to Sale-A-Brate!!??!!


It’s that most wonderful time of year when you can earn FREE stamp sets and accessories with each order and it starts today!!


Stampin’ Up makes the rewards better and better each year and this year is no exception! There are 4 new and exclusive sets to choose from, but that is just the beginning of the FREE items you can earn. This year there is an embellishment bundle, Decor Elements, Designer Paper and accent bundle, a digital image CD and over 50 additional stamps and sets that you can choose from the current catalog!


Ready to start earning free stuff? Here’s how you do it!!



Earn as many free items as you like. Each time you spend $50 or hit an additional $300 in workshop sales you get to choose a free item! To see all the free products you can choose, click on the links in this post. There is also a link in my sidebar that will remain until Sale-a-bration ends on March 31st.


You can call or email me with your order or place it directly in my online store. Better yet, give your friends an opportunity to earn free goodies and stamp some fun projects too when you host your own Sale-A-Bration workshop!! I will be posting a special Sale-A-Bration Keep the Stamps hostess opportunity next week. Talk about FREE STUFF! Watch for that!




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Just My Type

Puns From the Past


It’s a Snow Day! My gang is all here and no one has to be anywhere today, so it will be a fun day. I am about to sneak off to my stamp room, but I thought I would share another card with you first.


I have a clean and simple card with a masculine touch for you today. This card uses the Puns From the Past set and the retired By Definition sets. As I said, simple!


Stampin’ Stuff


Stamps: Puns from the Past, Tiny Tags, By Definition (retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Classic Inks
Paper: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock
Fun Stuff: Big Shot and Circle die, Jewelry Tag punch, Linen Thread, Button, Pop Dots





If at first glance this picture looks like I was trying to set up a neat background or an embellishment montage, guess again. This is a lovely creation that my 2 year old grand baby made for me.


The tiny little micro beads are a nice touch.


She just loves all of my stamping things and has figured out that if she sneaks in my office and closes the door behind her, she can get a lot more accomplished. She has left me several nice works of art.
I came home from Stamp Camp the other night and she told me that “Papa fix it”. There was a nice little lock installed on my stamp room door. Now she can only create when Nana is in there.



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Petal Cone Die

I made this little project for stamp camp this month with our new Petal Cone Die! I can see so many uses for this die. I can’t wait to try a few of the outside the box ideas that I have seen done with it. You can use it as it is shown here or fold the petal flaps in to close the top.

The Petal Cone Die is as easy to use as it is versatile. I just cut two cone pieces from the new Springtime Vintage designer series paper, added sticky strip to the flaps and fastened them together. I folded the flaps out and added a punched strip for the handle, which I attached to the cone with brads. To embellish, I made the medallion from two scalloped circles. It looks elaborate, but it was really easy!

Thanks for looking



Stampin’ Stuff


Rose Red ~ Springtime Vintage DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Petal Cone die ~ 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch ~ Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch ~ Clear Rhinestone brads ~ Silver brads ~ Sticky Strip


Sweet Greetings


Of course, I had to use my Greeting Card Kids for the first Valentine card of the season!



I used our black lace trim from the Holiday mini catalog and an antique brad to create the ribbon embellishment.


Stampin’ Stuff


Stamps: Greeting Card Kids
Ink: Black StazOn, Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride Markers
Paper: Cherry Cobbler card stock, Watercolor paper and Love Letter DSP
Fun Stuff: Big Shot and Circle dies, Antique Brads, Black Lace Trim, Aqua painters and Blender pen



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The new Occasions Mini Catalog is here!


occasions mini catalog


The new Occasions Mini Catalog goes live today! Go check out all of the wonderful new stamps, dies, papers, buttons, fabrics and more! I love, love, love the new Sew Suite collection. The stamp set is adorable, but all of the coordinating trims, buttons, rub-ons and vintage pattern items are just to die for!


There are really great sets for Spring and Valentines, but I had to have all of the new embellishments and accessories like the red glitter paper, the vintage keys and trinkets, the new trim and new colors in our silky seam binding. OK, I had to have new sets, too I also had to have the new petal cone die, so many possibilities! Go on, go see all the goodies! I have provided a link below, but as always it will remain in my sidebar as long as the catalog is live.


Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog


We released new digital downloads today as well. These are wonderful! Family Tree kits and Tasteful Trim embellishments! Take a look at the new downloads too!



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