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

Friday, November 23, 2012

Fall Fun

Ok, I only have one tip for you on this card.  I love the frame embossing folders, but for this one, make sure you use tab 2.  Have both tabs open on the accessory pad.  Otherwise, the outline of the folder itself will show up and ruin your card.

Stamp Set: Curly Cute, Gently Falling
Paper: vanilla, cajun craze
Ink: cajun craze, espresso
Tools: Big Shot, frame embossing folder
Accessories: linen thread, dimensionals, basic pearls, crochet ribbon
Online Extravaganza 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are the last of my fall cards.  As you already know, I love when a holiday comes to an end.  That means I get to start making cards for the next holiday.  I counted over 130 Christmas cards that I have made since July...and there is still one more month that you guys will want to see more Christmas.  I'll be first to buy during the preorder for the spring mini.  I've been thinking about Christmas for over 5 months.  My friends think I am crazy.  At least my non-stamping friends :)

Used the Spritzer tool to add the little flecks.

I got this from Lynn Pratt.  Click here to go to her awesome blog and download the template to make this cute card.
Online Extravaganza 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hidden Pictures

OK.  See if you can find the ornament keepsakes framelits in this picture :)  I got this straight from Mary Fish.  I love it.  It just reminds me of how versatile SU! products really are.
Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes, ornament keepsakes
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting turquoise, white
Ink: Turquoise, pumpkin pie, espresso
Tools: Simply Scored, big shot, ornament keepsakes framelits, cupcake punch
Accessories: dimensionals, basic rhinestones

Online Extravaganza 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

$50 product bonus!

Ok, have you ever thought you'd love to get a discount on all the products you buy from me?  or another demonstrator?  Think about it this way.  Want SU! stuff for Christmas?
IN NOVEMBER ONLY, for $99, you will get $125 of SU! product...anything you entire color family worth of ink pads worth $50, $60 of business supplies including a box of 8 catalogs, and a $50 product bonus from me (anything you'd like).

You say...I don't want to do what you do.  I say, you don't have to.  If you join in November, you have 5 months.(Dec-Apr 30th) to try it out.  If you decide you don't want to continue by then, you just drop off and you get to keep all that stuff. You don't even have to do parties.  I have women asking friends or family for the $100 for Christmas just to get this stuff with the intention of never doing anything with it.  I'm ok with that.  I may change your mind in the process, but it's a totally valid plan.

If you are interested in pursuing this, please email me and I would love to help you earn all this free stuff!  Merry Christmas to you!!

And for reading all this, here is your card for the day.
Stamp Set: Evergreen, Curly Cute
Paper: White
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler

This is the stampin' off technique.  Just ink up a stamp and keep stamping w/o reinking.  Great effect!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Classy Ornament

I have seen lots of cards done with a ribbon technique like this one.  It was easy, but a little time consuming.  Probably don't want to make too many of these.  Just realized it's missing a pearl :)  I punch a circle of silver paper and adhered it behind the frame.
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Ink: versamark
Paper: White, silver glitter paper
Tools: Big Shot, ornament keepsakes framelits, 1" circle punch, heat tool, simply scored
Accessories: white ribbon, basic pearls, silver embossing powder

Don't forget about the Online Extravaganza.  If you have ever wanted the Big Shot, check out the sale on it today and today only!!  Then click on the picture of Shelly and see what else is on sale!!  And here to go to my website to order right away...It will arrive by Christmas!

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Sunday, November 18, 2012

See the Snowflakes?

I must say I didn't do a very good job on this card, but I did feel like the idea was strong enough to share :)  This is one of the snowflakes from the snowflake soiree set.  I drew a circle with a pencil as a template, but it looks more like a heart than a circle.  Still cool effect and quick card.
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, white
Accessories: real red ribbon, basic rhinestones, glue dots

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Twisted Birthday Card

I really enjoyed making this card at club last month.  We did face some challenges, but most worked it out in the end.  Click here to view the tutorial on this technique. is a GREAT blog.  He is a new demo, but is on fire and has something new everyday.  I am very impressed with him.  Subscribe and you'll be happy.
Stamp Set: Wacky Wishes, Embellished Events
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, so saffron, baja breeze, tangerine tango
Paper: white, rich razzleberry, Floral District DSP
Tools: Decorative label punch, 2.5" circle punch
Accessories: basic rhinestones, dimensionals

The one area I must warn you about has to do with the second step of cutting the DSP.  We aren't quite sure, but we think if you cut the card from left to bottom right, you must do the same direction with the'll have to play around with it.  If you do it and can't figure out what you did wrong...join the club.  Any help on this would be great!

PS.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it looks just like the outside.  Perfect little slot to put money or a gift card :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza!! 10 days only!

So, it's here!  Our biggest online sale of the year!  10 days of awesome sales.  Stock up for Christmas.  Click on the picture to see all the items on sale during this time.  On the first day and the last day, we are offering a 24-hour sale so mark your calendars!  Big Shot on Sale!!!

Move Over Elvis

So, I think I have shared with you the Rock and Roll technique, but here is another example of how easy it is.  I stamped the large leaf with more mustard.  Then I took it and rolled just the edges around in the cajun craze color.  You can also use a dauber to get an even cooler effect.
Stamp Set: Gently Falling, Delightful Dozen
Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Crazy, Early Espresso
Paper: Espresso, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, lacy brocade embossing folder, labels framelits, square lattice embossing golder
Accessories: Bronze buttons, espresso bakers twine, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I am about to Pee in my pants!!!

NEW PRODUCTS....NEW PRODUCTS....NEW PRODUCTS!!  I haven't been this giddy about a new product in FOREVER!!!  Check this out!! order to see the videos on my blog, you actually have to click on the name of the post to be taken to my blog.  You won't be able to see them in your email.


I will be getting several sheets of these talking tags for my Christmas Cards this year.  And, I will be getting the texture boutique tonight at Stamp Club!!

There is now a Stampin' Up! app called simply sent.  You can create ecards right on your phone and the app is FREE!!!  I already got mine!  Now, go get yours!

Clean and Simple

As you all know, clean and simple is NOT my forte.  But...I love this card and it would be so easy to make several with many different sentiments.
Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Baja Breeze, white, real red, 
Ink: black
Tools: Big Shot, adorning accents embossing folder, jewelry tag punch, owl punch (heart)
Accessories: basic pearls, dimensionals

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pink Glitter Paper?

So I saw this in our monthly magazine.  Did you look at it on yesterday's post?  I saw that you can color the silver glitter paper any color you want.  So, I had to try it.  I originally had a real red background and used Real Red Ink with a dauber on the silver glitter paper.  Well, as you can see, it didn't turn out to be red.  It turned out pink.  I had to change my card base.  So, moral of the might have to play around with the colors to find what you like.  When you use the dauber, I would suggest using the heat tool to set the ink.  It gets all over your fingers if you don't set it first :)

Stamp Set: Tiny Tags
Ink: Real Red (but ended up pink), basic black
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, silver glitter paper
Tools: Big Shot, wreath embossing folder, ornament keepsakes framelits, corner rounder punch, scallop trim border punch
Accessories: regal rose 1/8" ribbon, mini brads, glue dots, dimensionals

Wanna Make your Thanksgiving Table even more awesome! 
 Try this!
Click here to see how to get this awesome template for your MDS.  
Remember, you can try MDS for free for 30 days!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Demonstrator Perks and Promotions

As a Demonstrator, I get SU!'s monthly magazine called Stampin' Success.  It gives me advice about my business, ideas to share with you, sneak peeks of future products and specials.  SU! has decided to share some of last month's magazine with you.  Click here to see a sample of the "help" I get from the corporate office.  They never leave me feeling like I am alone or not well informed.

Also, I told you the new paper cutter is available, but I have seen it and I LOVE IT!!  Here is a great video sharing all the benefits of buying this cutter.  I can't wait to own it!


Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311)-we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.
To assemble the cards:
  1. Stamp the doily image in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink three times on the card and once on the envelope, re-inking between uses.
  2. Stamp "Friends" in Daffodil Delight or Old Olive ink on the front of the card.
  3. Adhere the flowers to the card. Adhere Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of the flowers.

Also, here is a free PDF tutorial on how to make this beautiful ornament that everyone is trying.  Click Here.