Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome

Normally I would totally bypass our new kit made for guys, but I am so excited to say that I have 1 man in my stamp club this year.  He is very excited about SU! and very masculine too.  This kit is perfect for him.  Think about it.  It would be a great gift to get your husband for Valentine's Day!  Check this out!

Dude, You're Welcome!

Take a second to watch this humorous video on the creation of this kit!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Feeling Sentimental?

I will have to admit this was one of the last sets I chose from SAB.  But, as usual, it's now one of my favorites!  Feeling Sentimental?
Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental
Paper: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, White
Ink: Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot, chevron embossing folder, paper piercing tool and pack, labels framelits
Accessories: 1-1/4" gray ribbon

And another fun video from SU!  I'm lovin' these!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

All Dressed Up

Do you remember watching the video on the pop up dress card?  Well, I have it; I made it; and it's stinkin' cute!!  Check out the decorative edges.  They slide into slits when you close up the card.  I'm amazed at the supply list.  It's actually shorter than usual.  Remember I told you how to get this set at a huge discount?

Stamp Set: All Dressed Up
Paper: Sycamore Street DSP (SAB), white, black
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Tools: Big Shot, Pop Up card base and dress form die, dress up framelits
Accessories: Pool Party ruffled ribbon, basic rhinestones, jumbo rhinestones

This is my poor attempt of making the front of the card.  Not too bad :)

stripes embossing folder

Here is the back.  I just used the cutout from the front and pasted it on the back.  Very Fancy :)  But, you can see how the front tabs fit in the slots.  Very cute!

Because this pop up suite is on the more expensive side, I have to think more pop up images will be added in the next catty.  Just my thought :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Swallowtail Card Class

Swallowtail Card Class
(If you didn't get the evite, let me know)
Do you love butterflies?  If not, get on the train.  Butterflies are the new owls :) 

We will make these 4 cards (maybe 1 more) and you will take this beautiful stamp home with you.

There are 2 payment options.  I used the clear swallowtail stamp, but there is a wood block option too.  If you choose the clear option you must bring your F block or you may choose to buy from me.  This is a great opportunity to get that F block.

Wood:  $25
Clear: $20
Clear with F block: $40

Want to make 2 sets?  add $10.

Last day to register is 

this Wednesday the 30th by noon.

Hope you can make it.  Bring a friend and make 1 extra special project. 

Remember to bring your adhesive and scissors.

Another Candle Card

I must say in my 9 years of SU!, the most beautiful card I have ever seen and then been able to make myself was the tea light candle card we made at Christmas.  I have put it away with my Christmas decorations so I can bring it out every year from now on!!  Until that next WOW card comes out.

Because I loved it so much, I thought I would try it again in the spring form.  This is what I came up with.  Not even close to the one made at Founder's Circle, but I tried :)

Stamp Set: Nature Walk, Seasonal Sayings
Paper: Pool Party, White, Primrose Petals Coredination paper, poetry dsp, vellum
Ink: versamark, primrose petals, pool party
Tools: Big Shot, honeycomb embossing folder, frames embossing folder, decorative label punch, heat tool, large oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, cordinations sanding system
Accessories: Primrose petals ribbon, pool party satin ribbon (SAB), dimensionals, glue dots, battery tea light

Man....that's a lot of product!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Just a few more days!

Hello!  I am frantically making as many projects as possible right now.  I am so eager to share them with you, but I have to save them for my club.  They meet Thursday.  I know many of them follow my blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise.  So, just a few more days and then the floodgates will open.  In the meantime, SU!  keeps coming out with more new things.  Here's one I'm particularly excited about!


In partnership with Google Catalogs, Stampin' Up! is thrilled to announce its first tablet-friendly catalog! It's interactive, it's easy--and it's now available for iPad and Android tablets.
To access the catalog:
  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play)
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don't have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the "Sign Up" button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for Stampin' Up! in the "Select Favorite Catalogs" list.
  • Select Stampin' Up! by tapping the small stamp icon next to the name, then tap "Done."
  • Click the "Favorites" icon at the bottom of the app, then tap the Stampin' Up! catalog cover to open it. That's it!
Cool Features
  • Browse the catalog with ease on your tablet.
  • Get more information, see additional images (beyond what is available in the catalog), and zoom in on your favorite products.
  • Watch videos from our YouTube channel right inside the app! Jump to the Stampin' Trimmer on page 180 (page 182 in the app) to see it in action.
  • SHOP ONLINE! You can order products directly from the app with just a few taps through Stampin' Up!'s online store. 

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!
You may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50* you spend. This year's offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalog stamp sets, digital content CDs, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder! Now, more than ever, there's something for everyone! 
View the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. See available My Digital Studio products here.

And, please take a second to watch this video about some great Philanthropy SU! participates in.  If you are looking on your phone, you won't be able to see the video.  Just click on the title of the blog and you'll be taken there.

My Sister's gift.

Well, if my gift to my sister didn't get there by her birthday, I'm about to ruin the surprise.  You saw her card yesterday using the Mojo Monday Template.
inside card

Here was the final product with stamping the front and putting DSP on the flap of the envelope :)

But, the big surprise was the gift I made her.  Do you remember the Simply Adorned line of jewelry we used to sell?  Well, I guess it didn't catch on very well.  It was kinda pricey, but this charm is on clearance now.  It's 1.5"x2" and it is beautiful!  And, the price even better.  Only about $8.50.  I bought 2 so I could make matching necklaces.  I didn't take a picture of the back.  Her mom passed away 2 years ago so I put a picture of  my MIL when she was a young girl in the back.  This may not be Emily's style. Whether she wears it or not, I hope she'll save it forever so she'll always remember how much I love her.
Simply Adorned Charm 1.5X2 - by Stampin' Up!
Here's what I came up with!  See how it matches the card?  My husband asked if I was Mr. T.

Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, french script, family reunion, fabulous phrases
Ink: versamark, soft suede
Paper: Vanilla, soft suede, champagne glitter paper
Tools: jewlery tag punch, sponge dauber, distressing tool, heat tool, big shot, butterfly wings embosslit
Accessories: basic pearls, gold embossing powder  

So, here's the culmination of it all!  I added the small simply adorned bracelet with pictures of her boys in it.  Nothing fancy, but...

One more promotion for our silver anniversary.

For our 25-year anniversary, we’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!  
After all sets are released, they will all be available until March 2014 :)  Can you guess which one is new?
Best Of Birthdays Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Best of Birthdays #132929

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy Birthday Emily

First off, I got myself a little gift.  Do you like my new style??  I am thrilled with my new look!  Please scroll down to the bottom of the right bar to see more about the awesome girl who did this for me!!

Today is my sister, Emily's birthday.  She is my husband's sister, but I thank God that she is!  She is my best friend and I love her dearly.  SO...I made her something special.

Have you ever heard of Mojo Monday?  It's a blog that gives templates that will help your creativity start flowing.  Then, you can submit your creation to share with others.  I wanted to make an original card, but I need all the help I can get.  So I looked through til I found a template that interested me.  This is what I chose.

Then, you let your imagination go wild.  I will not lie, when I play along with these challenges, I spend hours getting it just right.  I'll use over 20 different products. Sometimes I like what I come up with and sometimes not so much.  But, fortunately for my sister, I was pleased.
Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings, French Script, collage curios, family reunion, fabulous phrases
Paper: Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Poetry DSP, soft suede
Ink: Soft Suede (ink and marker), versamark
Tools: Paper piercing pack, sponge dauber, distressing tool (love it!), scallop trim border punch, heat tool, jewelry tag punch, 1" circle punch
Accessories: bottle tops, gold embossing powder, crochet ribbon, basic pearls, dimensionals, glue dots

How'd I do?  Do you see how I used the template?  I started with the center rectangle and created out.  I really hope she likes it!  Of course, I had to mail it in a bubble mailer, but she's worth it :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SAB Opportunities!

Sale-A-Bration +  Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin' Up! party!
  • Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $150 workshop!*  
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a $400 workshop!* 
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes
  • Madison Avenue stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
  • Silver Glimmer Paper - by Stampin' Up!
That's a lot of free stuff!!  Let me know what day is good for you!!!


The sale of single stamps last fall was such a big hit, more new ones have been released!  Check these out!

Here are my favorites.  These are available in my online store.  Have fun!!!

Oh, Baby! Clear-Mount Stamp SetTowels For Two Clear-Mount Stamp Set Sunshine Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Monday, January 21, 2013

SAB starts Tuesday!!

I know for many of you, Sale-A-Bration is a term you are unfamiliar with.  (Can I end a sentence with a preposition, Mom?)  For the rest of us, we wait all year for it!  From Jan 22nd through March 22nd, every $50 you spend in one of our catalogs will give you a free set from our SAB catty.  And b/c it's our 25th anniversary, there will be more free earning options than ever before!  More on this soon.  Here is a sample using our Feeling Sentimental set.  So fun!!
Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental (SAB)
Paper: Black and White
Ink: Stazon black
Tools: Simply Scored Tool, Big Shot, new oval framelits
Accessories: dimensionals

If there is one product you get from our spring catalog, I almost have to insist upon the oval framelits!  Gorgeous...and the paper piercing set that goes with it for pizzazz.....I miss Pear Pizzazz...

PS...just put in an order for my Mom and Me Valentine Class.  17 little girls coming....I am so excited!!

Try Me—You'll Like Me

Available in March
  • Afraid of commitment? Too much pun'kin for you to handle? You can try me and I'll visit just once. (But I know you'll want me to come back every month.)
  • • I'm $16.95 (plus shipping).
  • • I've got all the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create beautiful projects.
  • • I'm all cut, measured, and ready—with instructions included. (Don't worry, I'm easy.)
  • Visit

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mom and Me Valentine Class

I've been wanting to do a Mom and Me class for sometime, but hadn't really found the right project.  I have now.  If you love crafts, then the Walmart Valentine just won't cut it.  Save the time that you would spend looking on Pinterest to find a fun project and let me do the work for you.

For $20, your daughter will make enough candy bags for friends or her entire class.  50 bags are included so more can be made at home.  Then she will make 10 valentines with beautiful unique envelopes for special people in her life.  In addition to these projects, she will get to take home the heart stamp and the set of 4 valentine stamps.

The last day I can order these supplies for you is the 21st so I must have rsvps by noon that day.  Extra kits can be ordered.  If you can't make it at the last minute, I will get your kit to you and you may assemble at home.  If you don't reply by the 21st, I will not be able to accommodate your daughter.

You will need to bring some double sided tape/tape runner, scissors, and a bag of vtine corn candy.

I hope you can make it.  Please pass this invite to friends.  If you are interested and you didn't get the evite, please let me know and I'll forward it on.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Center Step Card

A very special friend of mine just had a birthday and the card I made for her had to be perfect!  What do you think?  Here are the directions on how to make a center step card.  Much easier than I thought it would be.
Stamp Set: Petite Pairs
Paper: Cajun Craze, Vanilla, soft suede, espresso, comfort cake dsp
Tools: decorative label punch, bird punch, owl punch, woodgrain embossing folder, dotted scallop border punch
Accessories: googlie eyes, dimensionals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paper Pumpkin

Ok, just when I was getting a little down, SU! comes through again.  I should never doubt them!  I love this new paper pumpkin kit idea.  It's something I tried to get interest in last year, but failed.  For $20/mo, SU! will send you a kit in the mail with enough supplies to make a variety of things.  Everything is precut and everything is used.  No cleanup.  Maybe you don't want to buy a bunch of products, this is awesome.  You can do monthly or just sign up to try it one month.  I'll probably have a morning class using this kit each month.  SO EXCITED!!!  Stay Tunes!

Sweep away the mundane-
your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

25 years

I am coming up on 9 years with Stampin' Up! and I only have glowing things to say about the company.  I am very proud to be a part of it.  We are celebrating 25 years this year.  Check out how far we've come.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Confession Time

Ok, this is the hardest time of the Stampin' Up! year for me.  As you all know, I am not comfortable creating my own projects.  I depend on the talent of my fellow demonstrators.  But, with the beginning of the spring catalog, the ideas just aren't available yet.  There are a few, but I'm struggling.  So, I am collecting product so when I DO see something I love, I'll be ready.  So for now, I don't have any samples to share.  I did share in my post Friday a place you can go on my website that has lots of ideas.  So, for the next few days, I'm going to share video tutorials on things until I can build my arsenal of ideas back up :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Beautiful New Product!

The 1 item in the new spring catalog that blew my mind is the All Dressed Up Suite on page 32.  To had a die that makes a pop up card is wonderful.  But, then you look at the price of all the items and you find out it's almost $100.  You ask yourself, "I will never be able to afford that, but I have to have it.  What can I do?"  Well, that's easy!  You email me and say, "I'm ready to host a part at my house with my friends."  You have a party and your total is $400, you will get $65 to spend plus a half off item.  That means you get the All Dressed Up bundle plus the dress form pop 'n cuts for free.  Then you get the base die 50% off and you get the whole collection for $20!  All you had to do was invite some people to your house to have an awesome time....Doesn't seem fair does it?   So, what day is good for you?  And to wet your whistle, here is a video on this awesome new product suite!  PS...I have to think that if this product costs so much, there will be more inserts coming our way.  That's my guess :)

Have I left you wanting more?

Do you ever get disappointed when Southern Inkerbelles doesn't appear in your email one morning, but are hankering for some more ideas?  Did you know that Stampin' Up! has lots of ideas that appear on my website?  They even spell out every product used and the opportunity to purchase one or all with 1 click! Click here to see all you've been missing!!  Here is an example of what you've been missing.

Be My Valentine card

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Last Snow Card

Ok, last snow-themed card for this year.  You Northerners have at it!!

Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials, Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, soft suede
Accessories: multipurpose adhesive sheet, dazzling diamonds, espresso scalloped ribbon, dauber

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year, New Life

I rarely have baby cards available when I need them and if I do have them, they are the wrong gender.  But, here is a fun card for the next baby born in your life.
Stamp Set: Baby Prints
Paper: White, Regal Rose
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Tools: Big Shot, polka dot embossing folder, dotted scallop ribbon border punch
Accessories: regal rose 1/8" ribbon, glue dots

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sorry so late

Like I've been saying, got drowned in the holiday before I had a chance to send out these Christmas cards.  These cannot be applied to other occasions, but in case you love them, save them til next year.  I have been known to do that :)

Are you as happy as I am not to be making Christmas cards right now?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Let it Snow?

As I said yesterday, I was whisked away from my craft world into the business of Christmas.  So, there were a few Christmas Cards I didn't get to share with you.  Of those, I picked the ones that could easily be converted to Winter Birthday cards.  It's always funny to think of snow in January when you live in Alabama.  My sister in law texted me a picture of her backyard in Cleveland.  My son immediately said, "I want to live there."  Piles of snow...
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages, Bold Snowflake (retired on the 2nd)
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, White
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo
Tools: blossom punch
Accessories: jumbo pearls, dimensionals

I'm sorry if you didn't get a chance to get this single stamp.  It's awesome and coordinates with our blossom punch.  Instead of the Merry Message, you could easily put any greeting on your card.  Love it!!  Not sure I would send it as a bday card in the south, but up north, knock yourselves out!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!


Spring Catalog
Hello...I'm Beth Crocker.  Have we met?  I am so embarrassed that I haven't posted since December 18th? That was when the Holidays just overwhelmed me.  My holiday just started yesterday when my kids went back to school :)  But, I have a few moments now between all my other things to do to share some fun things with you!!  Today is all about information!!  Good Information!

You've been waiting and now it is here.  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas went by with a blink of an eye and so did the holiday catalog.  Now...get ready for Valentine's Day fun and some awesome new products!


We've added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we are offering great Vtine Day bundles!  I'm in love with these!!
Valentine's Specials
1.  From January 3 through January 21, you will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags (50 bags). Item #132771

2.  During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE(from Holiday catalog pg.35) -a $7.95 value-when they purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21! Item code #132242

In addition to these Vtine Bundles, I HIGHLY recommend our talking tags.  I put them on several of my Christmas Cards and who wouldn't love a personal recorded greeting from a friend in their Vtine card? Item #129723