Saturday, October 3, 2009

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

With the release of My Digital Studio software Stampin' Up! has decided to offer a special promotion for joining Stampin' Up! and becoming a demonstrator. New recruits can now purchase their Starter kit and it will INCLUDE the Digital Studio (in addition to stamps, inks and accessories).

Starter Kit Price $185 (over $295 value)

The kit contains:
  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write markers
  • Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Button Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

After joining you will start enjoying the perks of becoming a demonstrator. Like:

  • EXTRA 10% discount on your first order of $150 or more within the first 45 days. This would make your actual discount 30%.
  • Allowing yourself to meet wonderful people to inspire and crate wonderful projects with.
  • Access to the Demo only part of Stampin' Up! that has tons of resources and ideas for projects.
  • A wonderful upline to help you along the way :)

If you are interested or have additional question feel free to email me at

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Deals Of the Week

During the month of October, Stampin' Up! is offering "Deals of the Week." These will be posted on the Stampin Up website every Monday during the month of October at 10:00 AM (MT). SU! is not limiting the number of deals you are allowed to take part in or the quantity you would like.

109041 5-Petal Flower Punch 10.99
109183 Trio Flower Punch 10.99
110709 My Way Punch 11.99

If you live in my area and would like to take part in any of the deals, let me know and I maybe able to save you some on your shipping :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I love this stamp set Dasher (located in the back of the catalog). It is so beautiful and big. I did this card for Dawn McVey's Color Challenge. I {heart} how this card came together. I punched out several snowflakes with Stampin' Up's newest snowflake punch to create a tone on tone background.
I created a shimmer spray using a combination of Shimmer paint and Alcohol and sprayed the background with it. I wish it showed up better in the picture because it is very sparkly. You can also add reinker to it to tint the spray with the shimmer. Just be aware that you can not use 99% alcohol if you are planning on using reinker because the ink is water soluble. Without the diluted alcohol you will get clumps of ink :)
Supplies: (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Dasher & Christmas Punch (hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, (SWM) Chocolate Chip & (SWM) Real Red
Cardstock: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Real Red, Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Clear Buttons, Linen Thread, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools: Corner Rounder, Scallop Border Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Craft Knife, Snowflake Punch & Wide oval Punch
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Two-way Glue, SNAIL & Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU!: Alcohol

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack

A New Addition to the Stampin' Up! Online Store! How wonderful is that. You are now able to get up to 80% off on retired items. There will not be any current products sold on the clearance rack. All sales of Clearance Rack items are final. No returns or exchanges will be accepted, except in the case of defective product. Stampin' Up! is trying to make the Clearance section become a permanent part of the online store. Since there will be no particular schedule as to when new items will be posted you are encouraged to check the online store often.
This has me excited thinking what oldies but goodies to they have stashed away at the warehouse :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Medallion- Color Throwdown Challenge

Added a butterfly from Simple Friendship... I think I like it like this. Since there were already comments posted with the first card... I decided to leave that one up as well :)
I really had to challenge myself for this challenge. These are not colors that I would normally pick out by myself... and that is why I love to participate in color challenges. Once I started piecing the colors I started to fall in love. I am really glad I chose to use these colors! I have not idea when I would have used Green Galore... it is a very bright colored green ... not it will get the attention it deserves.

I did ink the edges of the barely banana cardstock to give greater depth and love the way that turned out :) I also hate to admit this is only the second time I have used the Medallion stamp... so sad, I know.

Feel free to comment on which you prefer... with or without the butterfly :)

Supplies Used: (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Medallion

Paper: Barely banana, Bermuda Bay, Green Galore, and Whisper White

Ink: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, and Barely Banana

Ribbon: Whisper White Satin

Embellishments: Pretties Kit & Hodgepodge Hardware (silver)

Punches: Modern Label, 1" circle, and Designer Label

Other: SNAIL, sponges, and glue dots

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This Card is made using the On a Pedestal. I love this card! I used the Tri-Shutter technique and really enjoy the outcome. The 'flower' in the front is inspired by my up line :) Diana Gibbs ... since I stalk her blog regularly.
This is another card that is going to be taught in my upcoming class.
Supplies: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, and Sahara Sand
Stamps: On a Pedestal
Paper: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay, and Sahara Sand
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Rose Red
Embellishments: Rose Red Ribbon
Other: Stampin Dimensionals, Glue Dots, SNAIL, Mat Pack, and Paper-Piecing Tool

Delightful Decorations

I may be a little over excited about having new punches. This features the NEW punch in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This card is in preparation for an upcoming class that I will be doing. Hopefully everyone will enjoy making the card as much as I did :)
Supplies (SUO)
Stamp: Delightful Decorations
Paper: Thoroughly Modern DSP, Real Red, Soft Suede, Whisper White, and Certainly Celery
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede, Real Red, and Certainly Celery
Ribbon: Sleigh Bells
Embellishments: Clear Buttons, Hemp Twine, Iridescent embossing powder
Other: SNAIL, Stampin Dimensionals, Mat Pack, and paper-Piercing Tool
This work was inspired by work seen by Amy Sheffer :)

Holiday Mini Catalog

Tis the season right? The Holiday Mini catalog from Stampin' Up! begins today! There are some great goodies and the partnership with Build a Bear. The Stamps and Dies are so cute! I made a link in my sidebar so that you are able to view the catalog.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for only $85! Right now Stampin' Up! has Mini Starter kits for only $85. The standad Starter kit i still available for $199 durig the promotion period for the Mini Starter Kit. For the $85 you get:

  • For All You Do stamp set (28.95)

  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad (5.95)

  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (5.95)

  • Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad (5.95)

  • Dusty Durango Classic Stampin' Pad (5.95)

  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad (5.95)

  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2x11) (7.95)

  • In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2x11) (7.95)

  • *Free Shipping

  • *An Awesome Upline :)

  • *A special Package from me ($60 value)

  • *30% discount off your first purchase of $150+

  • *Pre Order items before they are available to the public (priceless)

Promotion expires August 31,2009

For additional Information or Questions feel free to contact me via email

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Growing Up Promotion

Growing Up Promotion is going on for the month of August. If you spend $35 on stamp sets from the Growing up section of the 2009-2010 Catalog (p. 74-90) you will be eligible for FREE Designer buttons! Buttons can be found on page 181 of the current Idea Book & Catalog. Chose from the following:

  • Playground Designer Buttons (116313)

  • Sherbet Designer Buttons (116312)

  • Button Latte Designer Buttons (114333)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Deal Of The Week

The Hear to Heart punch for only 10.99. This punch coordinates well with the Love you Much Stamp set (113756) that sells for 25.95. This is the last week for the Deal of the Week.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cards Positioning Systems Sketch Challenge #125

I decided to try the Card Challenge on Cards Positioning Systems blog today. This site is AWESOME for inspiration. There are very talented ladies over there overflowing with ideas and creativity to keep inspiring others.
Stamps: Matchbox Messages & Gallery
Paper: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Cury, & Lovely Flowers DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, & Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon: 5/8" Satin Whisper White Satin
Other: SNAIL

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week!

So we are in the 4th week of these 'Deal of the Week.' I am loving this one. The price is amazing for all you will be receiving. So whip out that beautiful catalog of yours and turn to page 178.
Raised Dots Designer Holders (10)
Small Rectangle holders (10)
1" Circle holders (10)
Square holders (10)
1/2" Genuine brads (10)
3/8" Star brads (10)
1/2" Flower brads (10)
3/8" Flower brads (10)
Flower ribbon slides (10)
3/16" Brads (100)

Super Cute Card Box

This super cute card box holds my various occasion cards. The box itself can or use to be found at Michaels for a dollar. Yeah that is pretty awesome find if I d say so myself. If you live in my area unfortunately ... I may have wiped them out :) These are going to be great for a card class.
I am really falling in love with these new Stampin' Up! In colors.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Deal of the Week

During the month of July Stampin' Up! has decided to offer deals of the week. This week it is the Big shot doctor's bag. I personally own one and it makes it much easier to tote it around when you have a bag for it. There is extra room in it to put a few extra things in it as well. Or you can also use it in your craft space just to store the big shot. So, for 49.95 this lovely beauty can be yours.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New Stampin Up! Catalog is here!

The New Stampin' Up! (July '09-June '10) is here and it is beautiful. I am sure there will be plenty of people staying up late thumbing through their new catalog & planning what to make. Ordering through the catalog will begin the 1st of June. If you have not received your catalog feel free to contact me for more information.

The Last Chance list for accessories are dwindling down. If you had your eye on something now is a good time to get it before it is GONE FOREVER... sad I know!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Scrapbook Studio in Pooler

I went to support our new Scrapbook store in the area... well Pooler, that is still in the area right? I racked up on a bunch of goodies and can not wait to start playing with them. The store is called Scrapbook Studio. Check her out... she did post pics so it will let you get a feel for the place. AND the best news of all I WON a basket full of goodies, how awesome is that. See it 'pays' to support your LSS. I love the Heidi Swapp alphabet masks ::drooling:: The Bo Bunny 'my edgy album' I love that is is not the traditional 'family', 'friends', or whatever words cascading album. And how did she know my favorite color is PINK.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Summer Fun Campaign

The Last Chance List (formerly known as the Retired List) has been released. After these products sell out they will NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE ... What? Yeah, so now is the time to stock up on some favorites.
Last Chance Accessories

~Host a Workshop, and earn Extra Rewards~

Stampin Up! already has an awesome hostess benefits program but to add to it for this month only ...

During the month of June, host a $250-399.99 and earn an extra $20 in additional hostess dollars. Which means you will earn anywhere from $45 to $60 total in extra merchandise.

As if it could not get any better... Host a $400 workshop and earn an additional $40 in free product. You still are able to earn your hostess stamp sets as well :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Forest Friends

I really wanted to try the ruffled paper... so this is what I came up with. I need to get another table set up in my craft room, and that is why there was no sewing (lazy huh?). Well I {love} how the ruffles turned out!

This card a NEW stamp set that is available in the Occasions Mini catalog called Forest Friends. It is a really cute stamp set.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 2

Dawns Color Challenge went over extremely well so... She is going to continue them! How great is that! There were sooo many entries and they were so inspiring, hopefully I can keep up and enter all her challenges :)
I tried something new and scanned the card instead of taking a picture. I am not sure how much I will like it this way... so it may change. I do not really know how I feel about the card either but hey.. that's how it is sometimes.
Paper- SU! Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Taken with Teal.
Embellishments- SU! Certainly Celery Ribbon
Stamps- SU! Kindred Spirits & Best Wishes & More

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Great Copic Storage

Shopping today at Hobby Lobby... and I stumbled upon this awesome bucket! Perfect for storing ALL the Copic Ciao markers... plus it is the same pink that matches my craft room {smile}.

We can pretend that the tag is not still on it... I may have been extra excited to know if it would fit. Best part is... it was only $6.99.

There was some other greatness found there... and we took a trip to a scrapbook/embroidery store that is closing the scrapbooking side. All scrapbooking stuff is 60% off :).

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Dawn McVey Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 1

I am so excited that Dawn McVey decided to dive into doing color challenges. I am a huge fan of her work and she is very inspiring. Not to mention that I {heart} the florist frog that she uses to prop up her cards for photos... vintage cute. I would hope that there will be many cards submitted to encourage her to keep the color challenge :)

Paper: SU!-Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White, SAB DSP, & Sweet Always DSP
Embellishments: SU!- SAB So Saffron Ribbon, Faux stitching with SU! White Gel Pen
Stamp set: Bitty Birthday

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stampin' Up! Shipment

My Stampin' Up! boxes arrived not too long ago. It did take some time to unpack all the rubbery goodness and I have started making some cute cards. I am posting these for the ladies at SCS :) Hopefully I will get to see TheOtherMeg post hers :). I was only able to take pics of about half what I opened because I started to run out of room and had to start storing stuff.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Joined Stampin Up!

I finally decided to take a dive and join Stampin' Up! And why not with the fabulous deals that they have going on right now? I will be posting pictures of my work throughout my journey as a demonstrator. Eventually I really want to start making videos as well because I know I love watching them :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

After stalking kwernerdesign blog for some time now I decided to participate in her color inspiration challenge. I am really inspired by her and her blog is definitely one to bookmark! Watching the videos gives me great inspiration to scrap something or make a card.

This challenge is using Stampin' Up colors old olive, baja breeze, chocolate chip. pumpkin pie. and whisper white. I currently do not own any Stampin' Up papers (yet) so I used some Bazzill cardstock and Senic Route Ashville Cornelia Street. Hopefully I am able to inspire someone to create something beautiful.