Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Gratitude

I love the Autumn Spice designer paper and the Day of Gratitude stamp set! Here is a project I made using both and I am offering this as a class to those of you who are local to me. Be sure to check my calendar of events for details.

Stationary Set and Matching Pen
4 Cards and Envelopes for the Inside Pockets
     Isn't it adorable? This would make a great gift for someone or a gift to yourself! For class details, go to my website and click on events.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

20% Off Select Stampin' Up! Holiday Product!!!

 Create Amazing Cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season!
 From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin' Up! products-perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts - all at 20% off!

Things to Remember:
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.
  • Order Online by Thursday, December 16, 2010; 11:50 PM (MT)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Day of Gratitude

It is a Day of Gratitude. For the beautiful weather- blue skies, sun and warmth. I'm having 20 family members over for lunch today as well to celebrate three birthdays. We always have so much fun and for that I am grateful as well. I think it will be warm enough to spill out onto the deck and enjoy this Fall day! 

My samples today use the stamp set Day of Gratitude found in the Holiday Mini Catalog. It is one of my favorite. I love that it coordinates with the Autumn Spice Designer Paper and the Autumn Spice 8x8 scrapbook album. All found  in the Holiday Mini. I was fortunate to get this stamp set for free because I attended a Stampin' Up! Regional. It was part of our registration. We used it to stamp these beautiful samples. I hope you enjoy them.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set - Day of Gratitude
Cardstock - Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink - Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, River Rock
Accessories - Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Mini Library Clips

To view the Holiday Mini Catalog, click on the link to the right. If you would like to place an order with me online click the SHOP NOW button or you can send me an email.

Enjoy Your Day!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

French Foliage

Here is another card I created using the beautiful French Foliage stamp set found in the Holiday Mini Catalog This set comes in either Wood Mount or Clear Mount.
Stamp Set - French Foliage, Heard From the Heart
Cardstock - Crumbcake, Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze

Friday, October 8, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Oh my goodness I know it has been a long time since I've posted anything on my blog. Where is she you may have asked?! Well, I started a journey to good health at the end of March and that has been my focus. I joined my local YMCA and have been going 5 days a week for the past 6 months. I choose to workout 2-3 hours a day. It may sound excessive but for me that is what works. I have lost 60 lbs to date and over 30 inches! I am feeling better than I've felt in years!

It's time to get back to going to my stamp room and creating! Now that summer is over and the chilly weather is upon us and I'm not outside every afternoon, it's easier to stay inside and stamp! So, I have been creating and will be sharing what I've made with all of you. Be sure to check back to see what I've done. Now, it may not be every day that I post but I promise I will post often!

This card I'm sharing today was a swap that I made for a recent Stampin' Up! Regional event I attended in Baltimore last weekend. It was so much fun and I was thrilled they had the event so close to home. At these events we get new ideas, learn new techniques, get great business ideas and share with other demonstrators. I made 40 swap cards which meant I received 40 swaps back with wonderful ideas to use!

The stamp set I used comes from the Holiday Mini Catalog which you can access on the right side of my blog. It's a beautiful set and I'll be sharing another card or two that I made using it. Enjoy the sample for today!
Stamp Set - French Foliage
Cardstock - Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink - Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crumbcake ( for words over leaf image ), Soft Suede
Accessories - Background 1 Texturz Plate for the Big Shot ( swirls on the espresso cardstock ), Early Espresson 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

From October 5–18, Stampin' Up! is adding over two hundred more discontinued items--some at up to 80 percent off--to our Clearance Rack.

Things to know about the Clearance Rack Blitz:
  • Orders must be placed through my website. Go to and click the SHOP NOW button, then look for the CLEARANCE RACK on the left.  
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Hostess Benefits. 
  • All items are while supplies last. 
  • These are GREAT prices! Don't miss out!!
If you need assistance, please let me know. Happy Shopping!  

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Welcome Neighbor

My creative juices were flowing yesterday!  I wondered what I would do with the Welcome Neighbor designer paper in the Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration brochure. I was inspired by many different samples I saw and started creating.

The Trendy Trees stamp set coordinates nicely with this paper. I stamped the three trees on whisper white in Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Melon Mambo. I used Chocolate Chip for the tree trunks. This was layered on top of Old Olive that I punched using the new Scallop Trim Border punch which also is a FREE selection from the sale-a-bration brochure. Don't you love it?!
What is nice about the double sided paper is that you can fold it over to showcase the other side as I did in this sample. The houses and trees are the printed paper. I folded over the top to expose the other side. The only thing stamped are the words. Easy Peasy card to do!
In this sample I used a frame from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit to highlight one of the trees.
I love all the little houses! The stamp used here is from Happy Moments, another FREE sale-a-bration selection : )
The Good Neighbors stamp set in the sab brochure coordinates with this paper as well. 

Click here to place a Stampin' Up! order with me

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We have another snow storm predicted coming tomorrow into Friday here in PA. I am so over the snow and ready for Spring to come! Today's sample makes me think of Spring.

Isn't it pretty? This makes a perfect card for Spring! Here are the supplies used:
Stamps - Chocolate Bunny ( Occasions Mini Catalog )
Paper - So Saffron, Whisper White, Shades of Spring designer series paper
Accessories - Eggcellent Eggs Kit ( Occasions Mini Catalog ) Pink striped grosgrain, whisper white craft ink, white emboss powder, Swirly sizzlets decorative die, Oval die, Perfect dots impression folder.

Enjoy Your Day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I enjoyed a fun day of stamping yesterday at my friend Jan's house. She had some great projects for us to do. I'll post them in the next couple of days. Here is one for today.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Fine Flourish - Occasions Mini catalog
Cardstock - Sahara sand, taken with teal, whisper white
Ink - Taken with teal
Accessories - Modern label punch, rhinstone brad, Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings embosslits die

Enjoy Your Day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

RemARKable Open House Blog Tour - Day 3

Welcome to Day #3 of our RemARKable Open House Blog Tour –you are going to wowed by the creativity and imagination of my fellow team members.Each RemARKable on this tour is offering the same class to their customers that includes the HOUSE PDF/Pattern, and an IDEA sheet with a total of 30 house ideas on it. As one of my customers if you have not yet registered for the class, my class is being held on FEB. 19 or 20. Click on my class schedule to the right to view the details. To view the house we will make in the class, look at my post for Jan. 29.

Today is the last day of the tour. Have you enjoyed it? Aren't the houses and goodies inside amazing?! So far in my posts you have seen a cute way to package packets of seeds and plant markers. Today's sample shows an adorable way to package the dried herbs that were grown to give away! Isn't it cute? I used the bag with scallops die for the Big Shot to make it. How fun!

Here is a list of supplies used to create this fun Garden Shed:
Stamp Set - Garden from the Heart
Cardstock - Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Brown, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red ( for bird )
Accessories - Curly label punch, So Saffron and Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Dimentionals, aqua-painter, Three Flower punch, Gold Brad, Stampin' Up! Perfect Polka Dots textured impressions folder, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 texture plate ( for the roof )

I hope you have enjoyed this tour. Leave me a comment and let me know!

So…. are you ready to move into the Remarkable Stampers neighborhood yet? If so, we would love to have you!! We are friendly, supportive of each other, and as you can see very creative and we love to have new people join our community. To find out how you can be a part of our neighborhood, contact your RemARKable Demonstrator on this tour. Stampin’ UP! has a great :”move-in” special going on right now . If you don't have a Demonstrator you currently work with , feel free to contact me.

Enjoy Your Day!

Friday, February 5, 2010

RemARKable Open House Blog Tour - Day 2

Welcome to Day #2 of our RemARKable Open House Blog Tour –you are going to wowed by the creativity and imagination of my fellow team members.Each RemARKable on this tour is offering the same class to their customers that includes the HOUSE PDF/Pattern, and an IDEA sheet with a total of 30 house ideas on it. As one of my customers if you have not yet registered for the class, my class is being held on FEB. 19 or 20. Click on my class schedule to the right to view the details. To view the house we will make in the class, look at my post for Jan. 29.

In my Garden Shed are some fun things! Today's post show's a way to package seed packets to look all cute! When the seeds are planted you will need plant markers so you remember what you planted! Aren't these adorable? Be sure to check back tomorrow and see what else is in my shed.

Enjoy Your Day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

RemARKable Open House Blog Tour - Day 1

Welcome to Day #1 of our RemARKable Open House Blog Tour –you are going to wowed by the creativity and imagination of my fellow team members.Each RemARKable on this tour is offering the same class to their customers that includes the HOUSE PDF/Pattern, and an IDEA sheet with a total of 30 house ideas on it. As one of my customers if you have not yet registered for the class, my class is being held  FEB. 19 or 20. Click on my class schedule to the right to see details. To see the house we will be making for the class, check out my post for Jan. 29.

This is my WOW house! A cute little garden shed. Be sure to check back Friday and Saturday to see the contents in the shed!

Click below to move on to the next blog!

Enjoy Your Day!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Open House Blog Tour coming soon!

Did you notice the Blog Tour graphic on the right of my blog? This is my first time on a blog tour and I'm so excited! What's a blog tour you ask? Well, be sure to stop by my blog on February 4. You will see my post for the day and a sample.There will be a link at the end of my post that will take you directly to another blog to see their sample. Our theme is Open House. Here is a sample of what I am talking about.

Isn't it the cutest thing you ever saw?! This is a class that I am offering my customers. At the class, you will make the box and 4 cards to go inside ( paper pattern may vary ).  In addition to making the box and cards, you will get a pattern for the box. See my class schedule for full details. You can find class details by clicking on the link to the right of my blog which will take you to my Stampin' Up! website and events. Our tour will consist of awesome samples such as a Tool Shed, Garden Shed, Art Studio, Bakery, Victorian home, Dog house and more. Can’t wait to share with you beginning February 4th.

Enjoy Your Day!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I {Heart} Hearts

My new favorite color combination is Taken with Teal, So Saffron and Old Olive. I've used the stamp set I {Heart} Hearts which is in the Ocassions Mini Catalog and is also the set that is helping to give aid to Haiti. See my previous post for details on how you can help to make a difference. If you would like details on how I made this card feel free to contact me!

Enjoy Your Day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti Relief Aid

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated to the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I {Heart} Hearts - clear-mount (block D recommended) 118571 $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts - wood-mount 117010 $26.95

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A simple box filled with sweet little valentine notes.
This is a class I'm offering so be sure to check my class schedule if you are local.
I used the beautiful new Sending Love Specialty paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. It shimmers! Each peice shines with glittery designs on one side. Oh it's so pretty!! The stamp set used is I { Heart } Hearts from the mini.

Enjoy Your Day!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I managed to get some time in my stamp room to create. Check back each day as I post samples I've made. Today's sample uses a new set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. This set comes in either wood mount or the new CLEAR MOUNT. These are not clear stamps. They are designed like our wood mount stamps only they have a static cling on the back so that you can mount them on clear blocks. I love them!

Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue from Occasions Mini Catalog
I used Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa cardstock and Ink.
Accessories include the new Satin ribbon from the occasions mini
and the Scallop Trim border punch which is a FREE selection
from the sale-a-bration catalog!!

    Enjoy Your Day!                                                              

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. Heart Treat Cups (#120435) and the coordinating Sweetheart stamp set (#120415) will be available for purchase starting today, January 5, 2010.

Look for the link on the right to view the flyer.

Enjoy Your Day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Clear Mount Stamps and New Punch Design!

 Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount stamps. Well, you asked for it, and now you have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin′ Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option. The customer sales period begins Jan. 5.

Our new clear-mount stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable clear-mount stamps.

Clear-Mount Features

• Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.

• Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.

• Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin' Mist.

• Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.

• Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.

• Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.

• Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

New Stampin' Up! punches and punch design, clear mount stamps, delicious new ribbon, embellishments and designer series paper are just around the corner! Sale-A-Bration (Stampin' Up!'s hottest promotion of the year) and the Occasions Mini Catalog (think spring!) will both launch on January 5, 2010.

Sale-A-Bration: Jan. 5 - March 31. For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration stamp set (including clear mount options), the amazing new Scallop Trim Punch or darling designer series paper.

Occasions Mini Catalog: Jan. 5 - April 30. You'll discover 43 pages loaded with new stamp sets (including clear mount options), new designer paper, ribbon, epoxy brads and so much more.

• Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing

• Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport

• Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored

• Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large

• New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
  o Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the
 Occasions Mini Catalog             

• Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners

• Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier use.