Thursday, January 31, 2013

Be My Valentine Card swap

Thank you to Kathy Kennedy for this cute swap card!  Simple and clean but classy!

Today was an exciting day in our house!  My daughter had been begging (literally) her father for guinea pigs and then someone found a free family of guinea pigs on Craig's List.  She talked her father into letting her just adopt the 3 month old boys (because I reminded her that she was responsible for the care and food).  We opted for a clear but long storage box with lid because it was bigger and cheaper than a cage.  She can save up for a cage later.  We hit Walmart for food, bedding, water dispenser, and food dish to save on start up cost; I also reassured her that an empty tissue box was cheaper than a store bought hideaway.  She is super excited because the critters were free and needed a home.  The owner had run out of pet food today and was anxious to send them to a new home.   (Not thinking about the other two animals and what was going to happen to them...probably Humane Society, right???)  LOL!

Have a good day and STAY WARM...brrrr!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Talking Tags

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723).
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on your smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day card swap

Thank to Suzy in Idaho for this cute Valentine's card swap!

Be careful all of my Missouri friends...especially those of you in southern Missouri!  Tornado warnings are out for most of the day.  That warm jet stream is backed by a cold front so we will have temperature dips again.  Our weather is so crazy this month.

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's Card swap

Thank you to Mary Grace Conklin for this CUTE card!  The inside has "Happy Valentine's Day" stamped in it.

Happy stamping!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Male Thinking of you card swap

Thank you to Karen Gawlik for this great card swap!  Wow!  Love it!

Stamps:  French Foliage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, DS Comfort Cafe, DS Orchard Harvest
Inks:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
Other:  In Color Brads

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Banner Card

This was a cute card from last fall's demonstrator stamp camp.  I found it the other day and loved it.  What a neat alternative layout for banners!

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin--New from Stampin' Up!

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, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale A Bration 2013 is here!!!

Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s premiere promotional event, is an annual party with loads of free products! This year's party is better than ever-we're celebrating our 25th anniversary! So put on your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti). 

Want to see a flyer?  Click here or contact me for your own copy!

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

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!
Customers may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50* they 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!

Sale-A-Bration + Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE!
Bonus products for you!
The new recruit bundle includes the following products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog:
  • Happy Day Stamp Set
  • Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
  • Hardware Clips Essential
Click here to join

 Happy stamping!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Club Project Wax Resist Flip Down Stack Card

Phew!  What a name for this card!  I just finished ironing all of the glossy white paper for this project.  I agonized over this one and reworked it a few times Saturday night until I had a nicer version.  I still might work on it today because it might need another layer to add dimension.  LOL! What do you think?  Calypso Coral behind the Baja banner?

Here is the link for the tutorial I used.  I did substitute bakers strong for the magnetic buttons and changed the dimensions of the card.

Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (free with a $50 order)
Colors:  Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Glossy white, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Supplies:  Wax paper, iron, Vine Street folder (free with a $50 order), Big Shot, Bakers string, dimensionals, sticky strip, sponges, two largest square punches, brayer

Club members, please bring your brayer and sticky strip to club!  Thanks!

Happy stamping!

Update:  I LOVE the coral behind the blue banner!  What do you think?  It really made the stamped images pop!  I plan to sponge the edges of the card with grey instead of using the direct to paper technique; this will provide a softer, more "aged" look.  This card did not photograph well...sorry!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Club Project Bring on the Cake Card

Hello to all of you and happy Saturday!  The top card is my club card and the bottom card was my inspiration.  I opted to go with a color palette I found in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.  I seem to find so many great color palettes there and most of the colors are spot on for Stampin' Up's colors.  How handy!  I added a third banner while making them more narrow.  I also layered both butterfly punches and used the new Honeycomb folder.  How fun!!!  This card is doing double duty as my monthly swap card and one of my club projects.

Stay tuned because my other club project is a bit more complex and very fun!

Colors:  Daffodil  Delight and Pacific Point
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Punches:  Large butterfly, small butterfly (new Spring Catalog), and a square punch (for end of banner)
Supplies:  Big Shot, Honeycomb folder (Spring catalog), pearls, dimensionals

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thinking of You Horse card

This is a great card but I can't give any credit!  There was no recipe included in the card or name stamped on it.  Thank you, Ms Anonymous!  My daughter loved this card!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day Card

 Here is another swap card to share!  Thank you to Caroline Bennett!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple pad and refill, Frost White Shimmer paint
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, and More Amore DSP
Goodies:  Delicate Designs Folder, Stampin Spritzer, Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Full heart punch, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Rhinestones jewels

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps and other promotions

Don't forget the Valentine Bundle special!
Click here for details.

Check out the cool new Paper Pumpkin website from Stampin' Up!  Get projects in your mailbox!
Click here for details.

Click here for a larger image

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, 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!
Check back here every month!
Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Greeting Card Kids Card

I got more swaps this past weekend!  Sorry about the shadows in the pictures.  With the sky so overcast it is hard to get nice pictures.  This card is darling!  Thank you to Susan Creer!

Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, More Amore DSP
Ink:  Primrose Petals and Basic Black
Goodies: Pink Pirouette Two Tone Ribbon, Perfect Pennants die, 2 1/2" circle punch, vintage Wallpaper folder, Colored Pencils, Dimensionals

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Dude, Check out Our New Product!

You asked, and we listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.
Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.
Dude, You're Welcome! Kit
Visit the my Online Store to learn more about this exciting new kit!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

My favorite Christmas card this season...

Before Christmas my son asked to use my SU supplies and punches.  Under the Christmas tree I found this card for me.  He spent hours making this card for all of his favorite people...I was so proud of him!  I have to is my favorite card this season!!!

Happy stamping!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Peace on Earth card

Thanks to Martie Shea my downline for this great snowflake card.  It is clean and simple!  LOVE IT!  I think that I might change this design to a winter card and use it in my monthly swap.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  My lower back is doing better every day.  Yesterday I had another adjustment and then used my coupon (yes!) for a free Swedish massage.  I feel like a new woman, or almost like one!  LOL!  I am still a bit sore but doing better than I was this past weekend.

Happy stamping!


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Cute Papyrus Card

I know that this is not a handmade card but it was my favorite store bought card.  My secret pal at church gave it to me.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Evergreen Christmas card

Thanks to Susan Troxel for this gorgeous Christmas card!  I love the colors and layers and textures.

I am a bit behind on my rubber stamping.  Somehow I messed up my lower back and can't stay seated for long.  LOL!  I did go to the chiropractor yesterday so that helped a great deal.  I am pretty sore still today though.  Hello ice packs!  (-:

Happy stamping!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Come to Bethlehem card

My upline Suzanne Carlisle sent this Christmas card.  I am saving this one for future use because it is gorgeous!

Happy stamping!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Snow Swirled Wedding Card

I just realized that I forgot to post yesterday!  Woops!  Today is the wedding day of my friend's daughter, Kaylee so I have been knee deep in helping with the wedding.  Last night I stayed up late and then finished these thank you cards for Kaylee.  I made 50 of them as part of our gift to the new couple.  Their last name starts with a "P" so I thought monogrammed cards would be lovely.  There is a thank you sentiment inside the card. 

Kaylee and her mom came over and we stamped all of her wedding invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, etc.  The mother of the groom borrowed the stamp set and ink pad to stamp on the wedding napkins.  I also printed and stamped the wedding programs so this will be a coordinating stamped up wedding!  LOL!

Snow Swirled

Raspberry Ripple and Whisper White

Northern Flurries embossing folder and Big Shot
Circle punches-1 1/4" and 1 3/8"
Snail and Dimensionals

Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Little Valentine Promotion

Dates: January 3-21, 2013 Details:
During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $7.95 value-when you 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!
The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.
Buy one of the following:
Item Description Price
132242 My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount) $9.95
132245 Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount) $9.95
132248 Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount) $9.95
Get this FREE:
Retail Value
holiday catalog
Sealed with Love Simply Sent

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Evergreen Christmas card

Sandy C. sent this neat card to me.  Thank you, Sandy!  She used the Evergreen stamp set; it will be carried over into the next catalog.  Hooray!

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Peace on Earth card

Thanks to Martie Shea my downline for this great snowflake card.  It is clean and simple!  LOVE IT!  I think that I might change this design to a winter card and use it in my monthly swap.

Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers.  My lower back is doing better every day.  Yesterday I had another adjustment and then used my coupon (yes!) for a free Swedish massage.  I feel like a new woman, or almost like one!  LOL!  I am still a bit sore but doing better than I was this past weekend.

Happy stamping!

Come to Bethlehem

Julie sent this card to me for Christmas and she used a fun new technique on it for the wise men.  For the next few days I will be posting my favorite Christmas cards, SU and non-SU.  Hope you enjoy!

Happy stamping!