Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Products!!!!

If you haven't had a chance to see the new product availble Jan 4th, here they are!. Click on the picture and it will take you to the catalog. Remember on Tuesday the 5th at 6:30p I'm offering a FREE workshop to see some of the new products. You must RSVP!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sale-a-Bration is coming!!

I'm so excited about this year's Sale-a-Bration choices. Like every year when you spend $50 you can pick free products. This year you have your choice between a 6 x6 paper stack, 4 great stamp sets or a brand new punch! But that's not all. This year Stampin' UP! is also letting you pick some stamp sets in the current catalog including "Hello again" and "Dasher".

This sample card shows one of the Sale-a-bration stampsets, the paper is from the sweet pea paper stack in the new occasions mini.

Now is a great time to have a workshop! During sale-a-bration the hostess earns a free Sale-a-bration product with $300 in sales. To make it even better, I will be giving away the Love Bug Level 1 Hostess set if you Host a workshop on FRIDAY JANUARY 8th! Book your workshop today!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jan/Feb Schedule

This is one of the first cards I made with the Sale-a-bration set that I preordered. I love the window cards. I also used the awesome polka dot embossing folder on the edge.

Here is my schedule for Jan and Feb

Jan 5th at 6:30 Free workshop to introduce SAB stuff
Jan 11th at 10am and 6:30p Birthday card stamp a stack 12 cards for $15
Jan 13th at 10am and 6:30p Jan Stamp Camp (we'll make several projects and learn how to use new products or techniques $10)

Feb 1st at 10am and 6:30p Valentines day class $10
Feb 6th at 10am Kid's valentines class (make 30 valentines for $15)
Feb 11th at 10am and 6:30p Feb Stamp Camp $10
Feb 23rd at 10am and 6:30p All Occasion Stamp a stack (12 cards for $15)

RSVP today to reserve your spot!

I am so behind...

I love Christmas! But today the reality of all that hasn't gotten done is hitting me. I did dishes this morning, there were some dishes from Christmas morning. Today is the first day we haven't been at someone else's house all day. I cleaning, doing laundry and putting presents away. We did take a little sledding break!

Now to catch you up on some Stampin' UP! stuff. First thing you should know is there are stamp sets that are retiring at the end of this year.

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

The list includes "hit the road" I love that one. Don't miss these stamps!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's Christmas...

Okay I know I've been missing for a few days, but it's Christmas. I've been crafting a lot but I can't show you what I've been making because they are Christmas presents for my loved ones. And they love me so much they read my blog too.

My posts will be less frequent for the next couple of weeks. I will keep you informed of any Stampin up specials and show you a few projects, but I won't be posting everyday.

Check tomorrow for infomation about Stampin' Up's 12 days of Christmas promotion. I can't wait to see what they are going to do for us after the Thanksgiving bundles!!

I know many of you are already getting excited about Sale-a-Bration, so am I. I will be having a workshop on January 5th at 6:30 to introduce the new products. This is FREE you just need to RSVP.

Don't forget to schedule your workshop for Jan and Feb, my calendar is filling up!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Saving Extended!!

There were so many orders being placed late Monday night that Stampin' UP! has extended the deadline for the Holiday sale until today Wednesday Dec 2nd. If you thought you wanted one of the great bundles at 50% off give me a call or email me and I can place the order. (I got the Heart to Heart bundle which includes a stamp set, ribbon and punch for just$24.93 wow) So now I'll be ready for Valentine's's just around the corner you know :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

the rule of three

]This card is one that we made at the stamp-a-stack last Sunday. This is one of the simplest layouts for a card. When I have a creativity block this is the layout I always go to. When designing a card you can use the rule of three. Three repeating images make a great focal point. This works well for small images.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Last Day for the Big Sale!

This is a very simple card that you could make with any greeting. I love the little flower and brad!!

Don't miss the great sale Stampin' UP! is offering. Today is the last day to get up to 50% off great bundles!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Continues

I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving. Don't forget to check out the bundles that are currently 30%-50% off. These make great gifts! Sale is good until Nov 30th so don't wait.

And everyone who places an order will be entered to win a Level one Hostess set of their choice for FREE!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Snow Swirled Bling

Okay this has a lot of bling on it!! This is the first time I used this stamp set since last Christmas. It was my favorite last year and this year I really struggled with what to do with it, does that every happen to you?
I really love all the bling, not a very cost effective Christmas card but a really cute one!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I saw this idea last year and I loved it. I punched several colors of green cardstock using the three flower punch and made them into a wreath. I've seen this same thing done with snowflake or flower stamps. It's a great way to use something you've already got and make your own Christmas cards.
I have decided that this needed a red ribbon so after taking the phone I tied a red bow and adhered it to the wreath with a glue dot.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Non Traditional Colors for Christmas

I really love the traditional red and green for the holidays but sometimes you have to play with different shades of red and green and different colors all together.
I love how the stamp from the hostess set fits perfectly into the ornament punch. The stamp is really easy to color with markers so you can get multiple colors on one stamp.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Stamp-a-stack for Hillary

This is one of the cards we will be making at Hillary's on Sunday. She's hosting a stamp-a-stack where each person will make 10 simple Christmas cards for $10. It will be a really fun afternoon with the girls.
It's not too late for you to schedule your own, we can make cards,ornaments or gifts. Call me to get more details and to pick a date!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The On-Line Holiday Sale is Here!!

This Sale is incredible!!!
There are products at 30, 40 and 50 percent off the original price!
There are bundles that would be great for gift giving!
There is even a selection of Decor Elements!

Click Here for a list of everything that is on sale!

You can check out the deals on order by going to my
Stampin up! website and clicking shop now.

Don't forget to check out the clearance rack while you are there.

Also everyone that places an order will be entered into a drawing for a free level one hostess set of your choice!!


Sunday I spent the afternoon making cards at church. I really had to limit what I took. This is really really hard for me!!!!!! These cards have very little embellishments but I think they are very cute. It's a good reminder that you don't have to own everything in the catalog to make cute cards :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza

Next week is Thanksgiving, that means it's time for too much food, naps and great sales! That is true for Stampin' Up! also. Starting on Monday November 23 there will be online discounts on your favorite Stampin' Up! products. It's all very hush hush, even I don't know what the discounts are. Make sure to check my website Monday morning so you don't miss anything.

In addition to Stampin' UP!'s awesome deals I adding one of my own. Everyone who places an online order in November will be entered into a drawing to win a free Level one hostess set!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Last Chance to make CHRISTMAS CARDS

I know it's late notice but....

Saturday November 21st from 10am-12noon I will be having a Christmas Card Buffet. Pay $1 for every card you make. There will be a large selection of cards (leftovers from previous classes). All materials are provided except envelopes.

Let me know Friday evening if you plan to attend.


Kendra's Swaps

You all know that I have a great group of demonstrator friends that I swap cards with. Well these are Kendra's swaps. I love them. The card below may be featured at my next workshop! Thanks for the great ideas Kendra!

If you would like to become a demonstrator or if you'd just like to know more info please contact me. We have a lot of fun!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kim's workshop

This is the thank you gift I gave Kim for hosting a workshop. It's made with the topnote die. I cut down a paper sack and adhered the topnote to each side. Then punched a hole in the top to tie a ribbon. The stamp I used is from upsy daisy and I colored it with markers (I do love my markers!).

This is the card we made for our make & take. simple Christmas card that is easy to duplicate! Have you figured out that I love Dasher!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

small break from Christmas

With the Christmas Stamp-a-stacks I've been making a lot of Christmas cards. I wanted something a little different so I played with my build-a-bear set. I colored my beautiful little bear with markers.

I'm doing a workshop for Kim tonight, tomorrow I'll show you the projects we made. I still have a few dates available in Nov and Dec. Call if you'd like to schedule your own personal class.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

I have 10 ladies coming over today, some this morning and some this evening for the Christmas Card stamp-a-stack. This is one of the four cards we will be making. I'll show you the rest later. This card was also one of the cards in the Dasher Card kit. I really love the combo of Dasher and Merry Moments Designer paper...beautiful!
If you haven't been able to make it to one of the Stamp-a-Stacks at my house, I'd love to have one at your house for you and at least 3 friends. What a great way to start out the Holiday season! Contact me today for available dates.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Digital Accessories

Here is a card I made using lots of accessories to show you some of the options My Digital Studio offers. There are knots, bows and ribbon in several colors. There are round buttons as well as the very cool buttons I used here from button bouquet. There is vanilla and silver hodgepodge hardware as well as colored brads. You will notice I also added stitching below the ribbon, you can add straight stitches or zigzag.
All of these options and many more come with the My Digital Studio software. It includes over 60 stamp sets that cover all major holidays and events.
I'm having so much fun playing with this I hope you can tell :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Free Stamps--Hurry

Would you like to earn a FREE level one Hostess set but don't have time to host a workshop? Here's your chance!

Place a $50 order by Thursday Nov 12th 9pm and you can pick a current level one Hostess set out of the catalog.

This offer is not available thru online ordering or other demonstrators so call or email me your order.

Scrapbooking with my own design

Here's a page I made for this year's Halloween. There are three design options when creating a scrapbook page one is the designer, which is what I showed you yesterday. Paper, stamps and embellishments are all on there. Another option is to start with a blank page. There is a middle option which is what I used. It gives you the photo layouts and ideas where to but text. I put in the background paper and the stamps.
One question I have received was "What fonts come with the software?" The answer is none. It uses the fonts that are already on your computer, so you can use all of your favorites. On this project I used an alphabet stamp set to create the title.
My Digital Studio Workshop Wednesday Nov 18th at 6:30 my house, please RSVP

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Digital Scrapbook Page--made with Designer Kit

Today I'm showing you a 12 x 12 scrapbook page that I made in minutes. Why was I able to make it so fast? Because I used one of the many designer kits. This feature is great for a Theme albums. The software has pages already designed and all you have to do is drop in the pictures. You can choose from several different designer kits that are based off of the simply scrappin kits that we all love. Happy Birthday is one option, so is Christmas Jingle, Baby boy and Baby girl just to name a few.
One of the features I love is Auto fill. You pick the photos that you want in the album, the pages are already made for you with photo boxes and embellishments. If you select Auto fill, your pictures get put into all the photo boxes and you are done. Okay you might have a little tweaking to do with centering photos in the box. I think this is a great idea for your vacation albums, you'll get them done in a snap!
My Digital Studio Workshop on Wednesday Nov 18th at 6:30! Please RSVP

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Digital Studio sample 1

Remember I said I was going to be posting samples made with my digital studio all week. Well today is a card I made while planning for my Christmas Card stamp-a-stack (which is Monday the 16th at 6:30 there's still room if you want to come just let me know). This is the layout and paper of a card that we will be making however at the stamp a stack we are using the Dasher stamp because I don't have the Winter post stamp set. I wanted to see what this card would look like with a different stamp set so I started playing in My Digital Studio. How awesome is this that I can play with stamps I don't own because they are in My Digital Studio!!
The software comes loaded with stamp sets, punches, designer series paper, ribbon, brads and many more. You will also be able to add to this great selection with optional downloads of new stamp sets and accessories.
I will be having a My Digital Studio workshop at my house on Wednesday November 18th at 6:30. There is no charge and you'll get to see how easy this software is.
Let me know if you have any questions about the My Digital Software this week and I'll try to get them answered during my ALL Digital week!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Super Simple Christmas Card

Who says you can't make your own Christmas cards? On this card I let the beautiful paper be the focal point. There's no additional ribbon or brads, simply beautiful. You could easily make these while watching some of your favorite Christmas movies!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Make-n-Take for Mt. Comfort Shop and Crop

I'm loving the My Digital Studio. I'm currently working on getting my certification. I want to be able to answer all of your questions. Next week I will be posting ALL digital creations. I will be hosting a demonstration at my house in the next few weeks. Look for more information to come next week.
I will be at a Shop and Crop at Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church this Saturday from 9am-5pm. Come out and get a jump start on your Holiday shopping. There will be several vendors there. While you are there see me and make this super easy Christmas Card.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dasher Card Kit!!

Christmas cards couldn't be easier than these using the Dasher stamp. For this kit all you need is Dasher and Chocolate Chip ink.
The kit includes all the paper and accesories to make 8 cards (2 of each design) and envelopes.
Cost is $15 plus $5 shipping.
Order by November 15th!

oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!

I love the My Digital Studio!!

In less than 5 minutes I created this very cute scrapbook page/photo Christmas card! My mind is racing with possiblities!

I can't wait to show you more!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Weekend

We had a fun filled Halloween weekend at my house. If you live on the eastside of Indianapolis and have never been to the Irvington Halloween Festival you are missing a lot of fun. This has been a tradition in my family for many many years. The Festival was Saturday but there are activities going on all week. The kid's favorite is of course the costume contest, and then walking in parade. This year Caleb and Emma went has Herbie, the Love Bug. I'm very happy that they think outside the box for their Halloween costumes. Well I guess this year they thought inside the box (ha ha!). The best part was that they could split in half and walk around someone the way Herbie does in the movie!

We had over 100 trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, we ended up taking candy the Caleb and Emma had collected and giving some of it away when we ran out of candy. I think our big pumpkin drew a few extra kids.

On Sunday we had a surprise birthday party for my Mom and to our surprise, she was really surprised. I figured she knew and was just playing along but we did surprise her. It was a great but busy weekend!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November Already!

Wow I can't believe it's November already. (We had a fun filled Halloween weekend, I'll show you pictures tomorrow). Now, it's time to start planning for Christmas. I'm not someone who skips Thanksgiving, but if I wait until after Thanksgiving to make plans then I don't enjoy the Christmas season because I'm too busy. I encourage you to start making a list of gifts you are going to make and buy. To help with that Stampin' Up! has come out with a gift giving guide. This guide gives ideas for kids, teens, neighbors and friends. And the best part is that if you spend $50 on products in the guide then you can pick a $16.95 Decor Element for FREE. You can keep it or give that has a gift as well.

Click HERE to view the Gift Giving Guide.

And of course you can find out more about this promotion, and others going on right now by going to my Stampin' UP! Website.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Host a Workshop get $31.95 stamp set FREE

Hi Everyone, I have an opening in my calendar for a workshop on November 17th or 18th. If you would like to host a workshop in your home either of those evenings you will recieve this stamp set "Enjoy Every Moment" FREE! It's a value of $31.95

You must be the first to contact me to schedule your workshop for either the 17th or 18th of November. So don't wait call or email me TODAY!!

Deal of the Week #4--Get ready to party

The Princess and Pirate Party kits are on sale this week. Go ahead and get a jump start on planning your child's birthday party. At this price you could even plan an UN-Birthday party!
For more information Click HERE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lovely as a tree--Fall

The top card was water colored using a misting technique. Color directly on the stamp using markers then spray or mist water onto the stamp and then stamp onto watercolor paper. It's amazing how all the colors blend. Any water color technique makes me feel like a real artist!
I love to make my own pattern paper, sometimes it's so pretty I don't want to cover it up. So on this card I let the paper be the focal point. You could easily add a sentiment on this if you'd like.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deal of the week #3--it's all about the accessories

The third deals of the week are from October 19, 10 AM (MT) through October 26, 9:50 AM (MT).

#114348 Basic Jumbo Gromments $4.49
#109857 Mini Library clips $8.99
#112571 Circle Designer brads $ 3.99
# 112581 1/2" Library clips $ 3.99

click here to order online. (while your are there check out the clearance rack!)

Lovely as a Tree Christmas

Here are the two Christmas cards in the Lovely as a tree card kit. I really love the single evergreen tree on the white embossed paper. So simple and easy to reproduce. On the next card I used night of navy to sponge the sky, if you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can see the details better. Simple and beautiful.

The kit is only $15, order by Oct 31st.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lovely as a Tree--Card Kit

Lovely as a Tree is one of the most versatile sets in the Stampin' UP! catalog. These images can be put with sentiments for birthdays, sympathy, get well, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Spring. . .just about anything.
In this kit you will make 4 Holiday cards (2 designs) and 4 Fall cards (2 designs). These cards are easy and fun to make!
Kit contains pre cut cardstock, accessories and envelopes to make 8 cards. cost is $15
To complete the cards you will need adhesive, stamp set and inks.
You'd like to purchase the cards already made you can purchase the set of 8 for $20.
Shipping is $5, and if you purchase the stamp set you will receive $5 off the cost of the kit.
Last day to order this kit is October 31st.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Build a Bear Dies--wow so much fun!

There are so many wonderful things in the Holiday mini that I haven't been able to play with all of them yet. I've finally had a chance to play with the Build-a-bear dies. If you loved paper dolls as a child you will love these! So quick and simple to make. I didn't add any background or additional accessories to these cards and I still think these are as cute as can be. I know my kids will love making their own thank you cards or birthday cards with these! I used white confetti cardstock as the card base.
Here's a fun idea: Cut and score several pieces of confetti white cardstock, add envelopes cut bears in different colors, then cut lots of clothes using your scraps. Give that has a gift to your child to make their own cards!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Emma as the American Girl Elizabeth

Remember a couple weeks ago when my daughter Emma taught her own stamping class. She did it to raise money for the Junior League of Indianapolis so she could model in the American Girl Fashion show. Well she raised almost $200!
The fashion show was last weekend and Emma looked great dressed as Elizabeth.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Deal of the Week #2 is to Die for!

Have you wanted to try the new Pop-Up dies? Now's your chance! The Pop-up Birthday cake die is only $25.49 (regular price is $39.95) There's no better time to try it then when it's on sale!
The perfect setting bigz xlarge die is only $25.99 (Regular price is $42.95) This is a great way to get ready for Thankgiving and other Holiday dinners!

I love these little Embosslits! There so easy to use and make a statement on any project. This one is only$5.99 (regular price $11.95).

Don't wait these prices are only good until Sunday!
Click Here to shop online and while you are there don't forget to check out the clearance rack!!

The otherside of the BOO blocks

I showed you the Halloween side of the blocks but I didn't show you the back. One decoration, two holidays!