Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Simply Scored Accessory

I just got my box filled with several new products from the spring mini catalog.  Many of you will be getting them in the mail in the next week or so!!  SU! has made a video to share this cool new product with you!  Check it out!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Merry Christmas from the Home Office

I am obviously behind on my blog this week.  I just can't get it all done right now.  That's the curse of being a paper crafter...my presents take a lot longer to make :)  So, I am sharing a video from our home office today.  I hope your Christmas season has been magical!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Restocked!

New Clearance Items

From experience, the cooler items will go fast!  Click on the picture to be taken to my site to order your stuff asap!!  Here are a few steals!!

Alphabet Simple Letters Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up!
Eyelet Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Heat Tool - by Stampin' Up!
Large Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!
Paper Cutter - by Stampin' Up!
Powder Pals - by Stampin' Up!

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Storage

I'm pretty sure I have shown you the ink pad/marker/reinker shelf I got around Mother's Day.  I sent you to a site called stampnstorage.com.  It's not sponsored by SU!, but he makes stuff for our stuff :)  I just got this ribbon holder.  It's great b/c it comes with a little platform to display things.

I love that I can put my blocks where I can get to them quickly.  It's perfect!  Ask someone to get some of this for you for christmas.  Tell 'em I sent cha :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gift Packaging

I love this idea. It's so great to have for a teacher's gift or anything? And it says, "I care enough about you to make this for you." It's part of the gift.  I was inspired by my downline, Caren, on this one.
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White
Ink: Gumball Green
Tools: Big Shot, designer rosette die, snow furry die, Holiday Ornaments framelits
Accessories: cherry cobbler baker's twine, basic rhinestones

And here's the closeup of the tag.  I'll probably make these for my presents this year.  It's nice that we have so many colors to choose from.  I can always find a color to match whatever wrapping I chose.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Blessings

This was a big hit at my Christmas Card class a few months ago.  A little involved since they had to cut out 3 canes per card :)

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season
Paper: Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red, White
Ink: Gumball Green, Riding Hood Red
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Holiday Collection Framelits, scallop trim border punch, square lattice embossing folder
Accessories: dimensionals, basic rhinestones

Thursday, December 6, 2012

MDS Invitation

So, I took advantage of getting my MDS2 upgrade during our Holiday Extravaganza and I am super thrilled I did!  It has so many more images built in!  So you already saw my parents' Christmas Card, but today I created an invitation for an open house we are having.  I didn't have time to use our professional printing services b/c I know the quality would have been better.  What I DID have time to do was save my project as a .jpeg image and uploaded to my local Walgreens.  It was be printed on the regular photo paper, but I will mat it on vanilla cardstock for the final touch.  Here it is!!  And all I'm going to pay is $4.10 for the photos.  That beats any invitation store :)

Supplies: (all digital)
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Old Saint Nick
Paper: always artichoke, very vanilla, cherry cobbler
Tools: MDS2, curly label punch
Accessories: artichoke grosgrain bow, gold brad
Font: Amienne

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Brighten your Day

Here is another Clean and Simple (CAS) card.  I love the bold colors and happy thoughts that come with this card.
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations, Betsy's Blossoms
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: White, black
Tools: Stamp punch, 1-3/8" square punch, simply scored
Accessories: dimensionals

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you -just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
Just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

My parent's digital Christmas Card

I somehow convinced my parents to let me use My Digital Studio to make their Christmas Card this year.  I am very proud of it.  They wanted something simple and religious.  How did I do?  This is my whole family from Thanksgiving!  I am so fortunate that I love being around my whole family.  No drama.  I feel so blessed!  The card is Vanilla and is a 5x7 card that opens.  So here are the 4 pages of the card.  They were thrilled.  I know that our printing services will be much better than shutterfly, snapfish or any of those other companies.  Give it a try!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Another Pop Up!

Happy December!  This is a great card to start off the month.  This is one of those you make just a few of.  Just for those special people who really appreciate a wonderfully made card.  Lots of love in this one :)  I got this tutorial from Lisa Young.  Please visit her blog for directions.

Stamp Set: Greetings of the Season
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Festive Paper pack
Tools: ornament keepsakes framelits, big shot
Accessories: lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, silver marker, glue dots

But, here's the best part! TA-DA!!!  Don't you love it!??  We made this at November Club.

Additional Supplies:
Stamp Set: Joyous Celebrations, tiny tags
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Jewelry tag punch, med oval punch, scallop oval punch
Accessories: 1/8" vanilla ribbon, dimensionals

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fun Videos

Good Morning!  I love it when our home office makes videos for me to share with you!  Here are 2 new ones about our treat bundles and our simply sent card kit.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Greatest Christmas Card EVER!!

I am a little upset posting this project today.  This is my Christmas Card to my family this year.  I only have to make 5.  MOM...don't look!!!
Stamp Set: Joyous Celebrations
Ink: early espresso, versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb cake, very vanilla, festive dsp paper pack, vellum cardstock
Tools: Big Shot, frames embossing folder, wide oval punch, med oval punch, scallop oval punch, scallop trim border punch, heat tool, simply scored
Accessories: crumb cake seam binding, sticky strip, glue dots, espresso embossing powder, dimensionals
Extra: battery operated tea light
Isn't this divine?  This is a twisted easel card.  Here is the step by step video tutorial!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

I'm always looking for great gift card holders and Brenda has created an awesome one.  Click here for her tutorial.

Stamp Set: Evergreen
Ink: Gumball Green
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, White, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, apothecary accents framelits
Accessories: dimensionals 

In addition: Inside: 
Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: festive paper pack (highly recommend) 
Tools: decorative label punch, simply scored tool
Accessories: mini brads

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Trimmings & Tags Bundle $13.50  #132769
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle
Petite Treats Bundle $13.50 #132770
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stampin' Up! on the Today Show!!

Stampin' Up! on NBC!!

Sara Douglass, SU! founder's daughter, will be making an appearance on NBC's TODAY Show on November 29 to donate $300,000 in paper crafting supplies to the 19th Annual TODAY Show Holiday Toy & Gift Drive.
Sara will be featured during the fourth hour of the TODAY Show with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (generally 10 AM [EST]). Be sure to check your local listings, however, as the fourth hour airs at various times depending on the market.

Holiday Shipping Times

I recommend that you submit your holiday orders by the following dates to receive them by December 24: 

  • My Digital Studio print products: December 6 for regular shipping, December 10 for Second-Day Air, and December 11 for Next-Day Air 
  • Traditional products: December 12 by 6:50 PM (MT) via phone or 11:50 PM (MT) via OEX
Delivery times vary depending on where you live; if your personal experience indicates that it takes longer for packages to reach you, you should allow a little extra time for shipping during the holidays. As you know, we cannot control delivery times. Holiday mail volumes are high, and our delivery services encourage customers to ship as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Free Download on MDS!
Wouldn't this be fun to put on some of your packages?  Click here to go to the online store to get this free download and browse other newly updated images.

More Owls

Ok, I keep telling you that you have to get the owl punch.  It's right up there with Lovely As A Tree.  Just have to have it.  Here's another reason why!
Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases
Ink: Melon Mambo, espresso
Paper: White, floral district dsp, baja breeze, melon mambo, elegant eggplant, Certainly Celery
Tools: owl punch, square scallop punch, 1-1/4" square punch
Accessories: dimensionals

Check out the 24 hour sale for Wed Only!  This is the last day of our online extravaganza!!

Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

Then Click here to see what else you can get for a big discount...up to 50%!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Annual Project

Every year I make a desk calendar for my mom to display in her kitchen.  It is always a labor of love.  This is the one I did for her last year and am hoping to get my act together to have a class on this before Christmas. You can get these fun scrapbooks on our clearance rack for $4.
Days-To-Remember Calendar 6X6 - by Stampin' Up!
Here is what I made.

Can you tell why she asks for one every year?  Did you know you could do this digitally too?  
MDS has a calendar option!

5 seconds of fame

My son loves that I have a blog on the internet.  When you're that little, being on the internet seems like being a rock star.  It's fine that he thinks that.  So, I bought him the Design House off the clearance rack for $2.50 and he had so much fun decorating it.  Just think how much fun it would be when your attention span is a little longer than a flea :)  My son is 6 :)  He asked if I would please put his house on the internet.  Here is his 5 seconds of fame!

My fingers are still green every time I pick it up.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Popcorn anyone?

So, my little Cub Scout went door to door selling popcorn for his den.  He did an amazing job and sold over $700 of popcorn.  I have really wanted to get my business more known in my n'hood so I thought I would take this opportunity.  I made little thank yous for each friend who bought popcorn.  Hopefully they will visit my site and come stamp with me.  This is just a 3x3 note card.  Can you tell what shape the popcorn is?  It's the framelit that cuts out the steam in the holiday ornament framelit set.  I sponged the edges with summer starfruit.  I still don't like that color as a whole, but it sure has been good for a few things.
Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes
Ink: Espresso, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Big Shot, holiday ornament framelits
Accessories: dauber, dimensional

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Moooove over Christmas

Here's a break from Christmas Cards.  Goodness knows I need a break from them :)  I just wish all my card recipients realized I spend 6 months making cards for them :)
Don't cha love my cow?  There is a girl who had this on her blog and I couldn't believe all the other creatures she created.  Do you see the owl punch?
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: White, basic gray, melon mambo, black, pretty in pink
Tools: Big Shot, chevron and fancy fan embossing folders, large scallop punch, scallop oval punch, med oval punch, owl punch
Accessories: googly eyes, dimensionals

Online Extravaganza 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012


I have looked back at past posts several times looking to see if I posted this card already.  I couldn't find it, but I just know I have.  So, if I have, sorry for the repost.  It's worth it though :)  This is one of those that is much more glamorous in person.
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Ink: Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede, vanilla, champagne glitter paper, espresso
Tools: Big Shot, apothecary framelits, scallop trim border punch, snowflake die, large oval punch, fancy fan embossing folder
Accessories: jumbo pearl, dimensional

Online Extravaganza 2012