Archives for October 2012

Free Digital Downloads and 50% off Digital Kits!


Thank you to everyone who took advantage of yesterday’s sale! It was a fun and exciting day and if you missed out, we still have a wonderful sale going on for the rest of the week.

MDS2 is a great tool for stampers and scrapbookers alike and this week in honor of Digital Scrapbooking day (next Saturday) we are giving away FREE digital downloads! Just access your account (or create one) in my Online Store to download your free digital products! They are super cute! While you are there Check out all of the digital kits you can get for 50% 0ff! You can create all kinds of projects with MDS2 besides scrapbooks. Print cards, banners, party invitations and other favors, T-shirt iron ons and much more!

Many of the kits contain templates that make it so easy to just add pictures and print. Here is a board book that I am making for Aubrey, using my favorite images! This is from one of the CD’s that you can purchase directly from the catalog. All I had to do was just add pictures (you can crop them right in the program) and a title. So quick and easy and fun to create. I can print it as a board book, so it will stand up to all the love I know she will give it!


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Spooktacular Sale!! Oct 29 Only, all stamps 15% off!

This is a ONE DAY ONLY EVENT!! With additional prizes from me!

View the Annual Catalog and Holiday Catalog

For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp we sell! I am setting a goal to sell at least 40 sets in one day, so I hope you can help me out!

You know I always throw in extra goodies as an incentive when I am trying to reach a particular goal (because I won’t make those pesky phone calls!). So….. any one person who orders 5 sets (single stamps count as a set) will also get FREE SHIPPING (on their entire order)! You have to place your order by phone or email to get the free shipping, because I can’t process that in the online store.

I will also be giving away random products throughout the day based on order numbers. Hint: the earlier you order the better the selection of free items, because you get to choose your prize if you are one of the lucky number orders! Prizes will include single stamps, stamp sets, ink pads and embellishments all unused but some may be retired.

If I reach my goal of 40 sets, I will give away a stamp set of the month bundle, including the free punch pack! Every set counts as a chance for that prize! Winner will receive the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set, Holiday Ornaments framelits dies, Festive Paper piercing pack, and the Stamp Set of the month Card Kit! So tell your friends and help me meet my goal for the day. The more sets sold, the better the goodies for you!

All orders over $150 receive hostess benefits, so this would be a great time to call or email your friends and host a quick catalog party (send them a digital link through an email). Start gathering your orders now and call to place your catalog party order on Monday! Each order would count toward the free giveaways, but you would earn the hostess goodies if you get to $150! (FREE SHIPPING only applies to individual orders of 5 sets)

Let me summarize that for you!

  • 15% off almost every set we sell!
  • FREE SHIPPING on your entire individual order if you order 5 single stamps or stamp sets!
  • Random free prizes throughout the day based on order numbers!
  • If I reach my goal of 40 sets, I’ll give away a Set of the month bundle to one lucky stamper! Each set ordered counts as an entry into the drawing. 
  • All orders over $150 receive hostess benefits. Throw an impromptu catalog party and earn even more goodies! 

I can’t wait to hear from you on Monday!


Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • All orders must be placed before 10 PM central time to qualify for the daily giveaways
  • Online orders qualify for all event benefits, EXCEPT the FREE SHIPPING.
  • Qualifying orders with 5 stamps or sets must be placed by phone or email to qualify for the free shipping benefit.
  • The free shipping benefit applies only to individual orders, not entire hostess orders.

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Frankenstein Treat Box Tutorial

Fancy Favor Frankenstein Box

Create an adorable Frankenstein treat container using the Fancy Favor box die. Cut a 6 x 12 piece of Old Olive card stock and run it through the big shot with the Fancy Favor die. The die cuts and scores for you, so all you need to do is draw in the mouth and scars with a Basic Black marker. Do this on the front panel which would be the panel with the two gusseted sides. Use either liquid Tombow multi or Sticky strip adhesive to assemble the box.

frankenstein fancy favor box

Cut a strip of Basic Black card stock that is 4 x 1 1/2 inches and place it on the die so that the top is trimmed to match the decorative edge.

Frankenstein fancy favor box

Trim the scored pieces off and hand trim the lower edge of the box so that it resembles Frankenstein’s hairline.

frankenstein fancy favor box

Punch the following pieces

  • Whisper White – Two 1″ circles
  • Basic Black – Two 3/4″ circles
  • Old Olive – One 1 inch circle (cut in half) and One Modern Label piece cut at about 3/4″ and trimmed along the sides as shown

frankenstein fancy favor box

Draw a white crescent on each black circle, using the White gel pen. Glue the eyes together as shown. Sponge all of the punched pieces with crumb cake ink to make them stand out against the Old Olive box.

frankenstein fancy favor box

Cut a 1 x 11 inch piece of old olive card stock and punch with a border of your choice to create a handle. Attach the handle to the inside of the box using brads. Attach the hair, eyes and nose to the box as shown. Fill with candy or other spooky treats!

frankenstein fancy favor box




Host your own Christmas Card Stamp Camp and reap amazing rewards!

Oranament Keepsakes

This is one of the cards you may choose when you host your own Christmas Card Stamp Camp. These are absolutely the BEST hostess opportunities, for many reasons. More free goodies, emphasis on stamping cards and fun rather than purchasing product, flexible scheduling, and more! Did I mention that you earn more hostess rewards with one of these events? You do! A LOT MORE! You get to choose the projects and you get to keep the stamps and tools used to make them! You and your friends will get to create 25 cards at this type of event.

Check out my Host your own Stamp Camp page to see some of the current available projects and to read all about these types of camps. Then contact me to host your own, locally or long distance!

Thanks for looking!





It finally feels and looks like fall around here! I am loving the weather right now and it put me in the mood to share this neutral take on a fall card. I added the best wishes sentiment as it seemed perfect for a fall wedding card. The next picture shows the sparkle and shine a little better. All of the leaves have been embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. I cut all of the leaves with the Autumn Accents die from the Holiday catalog, and then stamped the Very Vanilla pieces using the Wonderfall set. I cut other leaves from the First Edition DSP and then created veins by folding and then dragging the creased fold across a stamp pad to add the color. Then I did some sponging with tea stain and the other inks. I wanted a lighter fiber to put behind the pearl, so I bleached some of our linen thread. A little work, but I love the way it turned out!


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Stampin Supplies


Wonderfall ~ Petite Pairs ~ Four Frames


Early Espresso ~ Crumb Cake ~ Versamark ~ Tea Stain


Very Vanilla ~ First Edition Specialty DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Autumn Accents Bigz Die ~ Wood Grain TIEF ~ Decorative Label Punch ~ Basic Pearls ~ Iridescent Ice EP ~ Very Vanilla Seam Binding ~ Linen Thread (bleached)


October Stamp Set of the Month – Ornament Keepsakes

October Stamp Set of the Month - Ornament Keepsakes

My photo doesn’t show the sparkle and shine on these cards. The Cherry Cobbler ornament is embossed with Iridescent Ice EP and the Silver ornaments are embossed as well. This month’s featured stamp set is Ornament Keepsakes. What’s really great is that  Stampin’ Up! is offering a special bundle with this set that gives you the coordinating paper piercing pack for FREE! Let me tell you about the special first.

This month when you order the Ornament Keepsakes set and the Candlelight Christmas specialty paper you will get the Festive Paper Piercing pack for free! An even better deal is getting the additional 15% off  the set and coordinating framelits set AND the free Paper Piercing pack when you order them with the Candlelight Christmas DSP. Christmas has indeed come early, because when you order the special this month you will also get a FREE October Card Kit. Not just the free pdf, but the card kit as well!

October Stamp set of the Month – Ornament Keepsakes

Order the set of the month and receive a free pdf file with step by step instructions on how to create the three cards in October’s Card Kit. Your pdf will be automatically sent within 24 hours, when you place an order either through email or in my online store.

October Card Kits

You may purchase the October card kit separately for $9.95. The card kit includes the pdf file with step by step instructions to create the 3 cards featured this month AND the precut pieces, embellishments and envelopes needed to create 1 of each of the designs.

If you have ordered the Stamp Set of the Month or an October Card Kit, you may order Add On Card kits containing 2 of each card or 5 of an individual card design for $9.95 (plus shipping) each OR 15 of one design for $25.00 (plus shipping). All card kits contain the precut card pieces, embellishments and envelopes. Please read all of the offer details on the Stamp Set of the Month page

October Set of the Month Bundle

In October when you purchase either of this months Special Bundles from Stampin up! You will also receive the October Card Kit (2 of each design) FREE! That gives you an additional value of $9.95!

Here is a breakdown on the bundles and pricing. The pdf and card kit will be sent automatically when you order your bundle, either through email or in my online store.

Order the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and the Candlelight Christmas specialty paper, get a FREE Festive Paper Piercing Pack and a FREE October Card Kit with FREE Card Tutorial pdf.
$38.90 132261 Clear-Mount Bundle (save $17.90)

$47.90 132260 Wood-Mount Bundle (save $17.90)

Order the Ornament Keepsake stamp set, Holiday Ornaments framelits (bundled at 15% off) and the Candlelight Christmas Specialty paper and get a FREE Festive Paper Piercing Pack and a FREE October Card Kit (2 of each design) with FREE Card Tutorial pdf!

$55.90 132263 Clear-Mount Bundle (total savings of $25.85)

$62.90 132262 Wood-Mount Bundle (total savings of $27.85)

Stamp Set of the Month

Don’t forget that the September Set of the Month offer is also still good until October 31st.



Perfectly Preserved Button Jar

Perfectly Preserved

After playing with the Orchard Print paper and the Perfectly Preserved set for a while, I decided to take the cute little jar a different direction. There are so many possibilities with this set! I wanted  a birthday theme, so  I decided to go vintage with a sweet little jar of buttons and lace. I wrapped the jar topper in lace and added a ruffle and a flower accent. Then I topped it off with a valance and more lace and ribbon. I couldn’t find a sentiment that was the right size for the look I wanted, so I hand cut a smaller sentiment and layered it.  As you can see, I was playing with all of my favorite things on this one!

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Stampin Supplies


Perfectly Preserved ~ Petite Pairs


Black StazOn ~ Marina Mist


Pretty in Pink ~ Marina Mist ~ Very Vanilla ~ First Edition Specialty DSP ~ Fan Fair DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Cannery Set Framelits ~ Adorning Accents Edgelits ~ Adorning Accents folders ~ Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack ~ Victoria Crochet Trim ~ Pretty in Pink taffeta 1/8″ ribbon ~ Pearl Basic Jewels ~ Subtles designer buttons