Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Dates: December 14, 2012 - while supplies last 

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion.  Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-clearance items on the same order.  
  • Get those items you still want from the Holiday Catalog before it ends January 4!
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait!  (Sorry, there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.)
  • Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store!
 There are so many wonderful products on the Clearance Rack:  punches, ribbons, Big Shot dies!, designer paper, accessories & more and now even STAMPS! 

Check it out for wonderful savings on quality Stampin' Up! products while you're preparing for upcoming projects!!  Hurry, for these do sell out rapidly!

Be sure to order through my Stampin' Up! online store webpage for maximum savings!

Have a wonderful Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Circle Circus Christmas Cards!

Here it is December 1st and I'm still working on my Christmas cards!  I "dusted off" Circle Circus, one of my favorite sets that I hadn't used in a while, and made a few Christmas cards last night.  I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by Tess Gleason, but as we stampers usually  do, I modified it a bit to make it my own.
I used a combination of stamping and punches on this card.  In addition to stamping on the background cardstock,  I also stamped and punched out some images, punched out Designer Series Paper and cardstock which was then run through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry embossing folder.
Each card is just a bit different!  I love this cheery color scheme of Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade!
In the center of the large Cherry Cobbler circle is a Rhinestone that I colored with a lime green Sharpie pen which matches the Limeade perfect!  

The "Peace on Earth" is from the very useful Greetings of the Season stamp set.

I hope you are progressing nicely on your Christmas preparations!  What a wonderful and busy time of the year!

Happy Stamping!


Festival of Prints DSP      2012 Holiday Catalog only     #126904      $6.95
Greetings of the Season Stamp Set     #128030w   $15.95       #128033c    $11.95

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shop Now for Fabulous Sales during SU's ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA!!

The Online Extravaganza promotion is Stampin' Up!'s biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to shop during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but maybe not hosting Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you and your friends can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products @ 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woo-hoo!

Monday, November 19, 1:00 AM - 12:50 AM (Central Time) ONLY
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Wednesday, November 28, 1:00 AM - 12:50 AM (Central Time) ONLY
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127 Stack & Store Caddy

  Those are the "doorbusters"!  Below is the link to the three page flyer of items with savings from 20-50%:

Click the link and print out the list. Keep it handy since the bundle products will have special item numbers listed on the flyer.  In order to get the discounted price, you MUST use the item numbers on the flyer!

Here are the details:

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You and your customers can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 
  • Deadlines: 
  • Phone: Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX and Online Store:  Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
To order, please visit my online secure Stampin' Up! website and store HERE!  Thank you!

Local customers may email me or contact me through my Stampin' Up! website HERE.  Thank you too! 

Happy Shopping!!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Candy Wrapper Treat Boxes, Part II!

I had so much fun making the first three Candy Wrapper treat boxes that I couldn't wait to make more!  I had an idea for a different way to use them and had to try it out!
Yes, as ornaments!  How cute will that be to hang these on a tree or perhaps even a garland?!  I think I"m going to hang these plus the previous three (here) on my "pot rack" over the kitchen island with some greenery!  Can't wait to see how that looks, but I do have to wait until after Thanksgiving to redecorate, lol!
All these candy wrapper boxes use Champagne Glimmer Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla colors of cardstock, ribbon, ink and trims plus Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine for the hanger loops.   The gingerbread man from the Got Treats? set just fit perfectly on the background punched with the Scallop Oval Punch.  Other punches used were the Large Oval, Wide Oval and BoHo Blossoms Punch.
The two candy wrapper treat boxes above use the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Pack, which makes it easy to coordinate all the colors!

The last box has a wrap of Candlelight Christmas Designer Paper; it has the very same colors in it so it combined perfectly with the Festival of Prints papers used on the first five boxes.  The Champagne Glimmer Paper, Clear and Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details accent both the Christmas tree here, the nose and antlers of the reindeer and the buttons on the gingerbread man!

I hope you have enjoyed these and perhaps have gotten some inspiration to use your Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die.  It is SOOO easy as it does all the work!  It both cuts and scores your cardstock, so there is no guesswork in where to fold this... it's all laid out for you.  You just get to have all the fun decorating them!

P.S.  Besides holding candy, small trinkets or folded money, these boxes could also hold very special jewelry gifts such as diamond earrings or a precious stone drop.. okay, I'm dreaming now, lol!
Remember,  you can purchase these and/or any other Stampin' Up! products from my secure online Stampin' Up! store HERE using Mastercard, Discover or Visa, and they will be shipped directly to your door from Stampin' Up!  Please contact me through my Stampin' Up! website HERE if you have any questions about ordering. 


Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die  (c)Stampin' Up!    #120890     $32.95
Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP       #126901       $12.95
Got Treats? stamp set   #119114 wood, $24.95     #120627 clear, $17.95

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Joyous Celebrations Candy Wrapper Treat Boxes!

It's still fall, I love Thanksgiving time yet I'm thinking ahead to Christmas these days!  How about you? Working on those Christmas cards yet?  Me too, but I took some time out to make these fun Candy Wrapper boxes recently.
The treat boxes were diecut with the Big Shot diecutting machine and the Stampin' Up! Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die!  They don't take that much cardstock; you can get two out of a 8.5" x 11" sheet of cardstock, and have a nice almost 2.5" x 11" piece left to use for punches and other things!
I used the Festival of Prints Designer Paper Pack to embellish my treat boxes.  I cut a 1.5"x 6" strip from the 4.5"x 6" sheet for the wrap.  This means you can get three "wraps" out of one sheet from the pack!  Nice!  And, these sheets are double-sided so you could use the other side for a totally different look!
For the sentiment on each Candy Wrapper, I realized that the Joyous Celebrations set from the 2012 Holiday Catalog would be a great fit!  I've used punches and the beautiful Champagne Glimmer Paper (again from the Holiday Catalog) to embellish each box.
The "Dec. 25" wrapper was tied with 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Lucky Limeade to coordinate with the DSP.  The other two were tied with (retired) Cherry Cobbler Ribbon (from 2011 Holiday Catalog) which I still have (and love);  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon would work just as well!
Here is another view of all three of the boxes together.  

Thanks for dropping by!  I hope you've enjoyed them!  Hmm, I have another vision for these dancing in my head so stay tuned; hopefully I'll have time to get that down on cardstock soon!


Festival of Prints    (c)Stampin' Up! 2012     #126904     $6.95
Candy Wrapper Bigz L Die  (c)Stampin' Up!    #120890     $32.95

Monday, November 5, 2012

Four Seasons Friend

I'm happy to share with you today a card that was made by a friend and customer Margo't Benda.
She used  Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock and a print from the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper for the card.
The Scallop Border Trim punch was used on Early Espresso cardstock to cover the seam and pull all the colors on the card together nicely.
The butterflies were stamped with the Four Seasons stamp set and then layered onto Lucky Limeade. The Four Seasons stamp set is a great Hostess set, one that is available to those who host a $150. or more party.  November is a great month to host a party and receive an extra bonus gift of a color family of Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, a $49.95 value!  Wow!  You also receive a set of Ink Pads if you join my Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators too!  Just contact me through my Stampin' Up! website HERE!

Thanks again, Margo't, for sending me such a lovely card, and thank YOU for visiting today!

Four Seasons Hostess stamp set, Annual Catalog, p. 203
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper,  #126920,   $10.95

Friendly Phrases    #126149w   $18.95       #126151c   $14.95

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Christmas Card

Love, love, love the products in this Holiday Mini, including all the Framelits and coordinating stamp sets!  Genius!  Today's card is another Make 'n Take from a recent workshop and it features the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set and coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits which die cut them perfectly!!
The ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White cardstock then diecut with the coordinating shape Framelit.  On a second piece of Whisper White, I used the Festival Paper Piercing Pack to pierce the same ornament shape, then attached the ornament with Dimensionals.
The card base is Whisper White overlaid with a 4" x 4" piece of diagonal striped Snow Festival DSP.  A strip of Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon covers the "seam" and "Merry Christmas" from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink at the bottom.   This was again a pretty quick and easy card; the Framelits, paper-piercing pack and designer paper boost the pizzazz quotient of the design, all the while making it easier!
Don't forget that you can save 15% on the Ornament Keepsake stamp set and Holiday Framelits Dies by purchasing the "bundle" available in the Holiday Mini!  I purchased the bundle myself because I wanted these products and I also appreciate a good value!  All these products can be purchased through my online Stampin' Up! shopping site or by contacting me through my same website.
Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set       #128048W   $34.95       #128051   $25.95
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies    #127816     $24.95
Greetings of the Season Stamp Set     #128030W   $15.95       #128033    $11.95

Snow Festival Designer Series Paper      #126908     $10.95
Thanks for visiting!  Hope to see you again soon!  Have a good weekend!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wonderfall Fall!

Wow, November already and we're in the middle of fall!  Fall holds some of the most lovely days of the year, when the sunshine is clear, the air is cooler and the leaves show us more colors than the normal green!  We've had some gorgeous days here in Oklahoma lately.
At my most recent workshop we made this card featuring the Wonderfall stamp set and the Autumn Accents Die for the Big Shot.  The die gives us some beautiful leaf shapes and the coordinating Wonderfall stamps add patterns to the leaves!  A great duo!
I used the color scheme from the Orchard Harvest Designer PaperMore Mustard, Cajun Craze and Lucky Limeade.  The maple leaf was stamped with its coordinating Wonderfall stamp while I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder to add faux-vein texture to the smaller Lucky Limeade leaf.  The sentiment, from the Pursuit of Happiness stamp set, was stamped onto Sahara Sand, punched with the Large Oval Punch and embellished with a Cajun Craze Glimmer Brad.
A wide strip of the apple Orchard Harvest Designer Paper goes across the bottom portion of the card and is anchored with a band of 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.  This made for a pretty easy and yet attractive seasonal card!
Wonderfall Stamp Set     #128084W   $24.95         #128087    $17.95
Orchard Harvest Designer Paper      #126895       $10.95
Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon!


INK-Redible Offer!

Would you like a whole color family of ten new INK PADS? 

   (your choice of color family, free of charge with no shipping or tax?)

Stampin' Up!'s got two ways for you to get FREE INK from November 1 through December 16!
  1. Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads! (in addition to the already generous Hostess benefits!)
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! during the promotion period will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads with their Starter Kit!
It's an INK-redible time to host a Stampin' Up! party and join the Stampin' Up! family! Click on these two links to learn more.

And more news--the brand-new Stampin' Trimmer is now available to us! It has many exciting new features and is truly a cut above the rest. You can see it on page 180 of the annual Catalog where some of it's features are listed also!  Mine is already on order and I can't wait to get it!  Click HERE for more details and a video using the new Stampin' Trimmer!!

Back in later with a card... : )


Tuesday, October 30, 2012


First of all, I want to express my concern and prayers for the portions of the U.S. which have been and continue to be ravaged by the super storm Sandy.  My heart and prayers are with all the people who have been affected by this storm.  I myself will be making a donation to the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, Salvation Army or Red Cross to help feed people in these areas and I would encourage everyone who can to make a donation to the organization of their choice which will help these folks recover in the days and months ahead. 

I would like to bring to your attention a new offering from Stampin' Up!

If you have longed to have just a stamp or two from a set, Stampin' Up! may have made your wish come true!  From now until January 2, they are making a number of stamps available in "singles", not sets!  You may purchase them individually; they are all unmounted.

I have created a new "page" on my blog where you may view three of the sets which are currently available.  Stampin' Up! has just announced two more offerings and I will get those up for you as soon as I am able.  Just click on the "SINGLE STAMPS!" tab at the top of my blog posts to view the stamps available! 

Note:  More stamps have been added, and all Single Stamps can be viewed by going to my online Stampin' Up! store HERE and click on the Single Stamps frame.

Thanks for visiting today.  Stay safe.


Monday, October 29, 2012

My Digital Studio Software, Kits & Free Downloads!

There is a lot going on in the Stampin' Up! world today!  Not only do they have almost all stamps on sale today only at 15% off (all but Hostess, Bundles and Digital stamp brush sets)  but there are other specials also!  If you are a digital scrapper, cardmaker or crafter, this next sale is for you!!
 My Digital Studio Kits that are available on Sale for seven days, until Monday, Nov. 5
tem Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97
There are some wonderful digital kits here at great savings!  To download the three free digital kits or purchase those on sale, just go to my online Stampin' Up! store and order, pay by credit card (if not free) and your new digital kits will be available immediately for downloading!!  No shipping costs, either!  A great deal!

You can also download a 30-day trial of the NEW MDS-2 software on the same online store page.  You can use it free for 30 days, then purchase it after you've had time to play with it and see what all it will do!

Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you find some great deals to help you with your stamping, scrapbooking or crafting, all at a savings that will stretch your $$ further!


Sunday, October 28, 2012



(c) Stampin' Up! 2012

Do you have stamps on your Wish List for yourself or for gifts?  Then this October 29 fun and rewarding event is for you, and here it is!  For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is having a one day sale:

Monday, October 29, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp Stampin' Up! sells!

Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
  • You can take advantage of this great SALE by using my online Stampin' Up! store!

    And while you are shopping, check out the great discounts on retired products on the  Stampin' Up! online Clearance Rack!  Go to my Stampin' Up! store  then click on "Clearance Rack" to find some more great bargains!

    For my local customers, if you wish to order through me, you may email me your order by 8 p.m. and I'll email your total back to you.  

    Don't let this first-ever opportunity pass you by!  You'll be so glad you didn't!

    Thanks and happy shopping!


    Friday, October 19, 2012

    I Just Couldn't Help it.... Day 8

    Oh, no, I tried to quit but I still had another idea rolling around in my head... I love those Daydream Medallions!!  The card I posted on Monday gave me the idea to make a Christmas card using this set.  I finally got it down on paper and posted...  It's a wreath!
    The wreath was stamped with the two largest stamps in the set and Gumball Green InColor Ink.  I then added red "berries" with my trusty Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Diamonds liquid glitter  (How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...!) and set aside to dry.
    My red bird was punched with the Bird Builder Punch and Real Red cardstock.  I added a little top peak cut from another wing tip to make it a cardinal, embossed it with the Big Shot and the new Lace Brocade Embossing Folder then added a Pearl "eye".  (You can almost see the sparkle of the Dazzling Details "berries" in this picture... so pretty in person!)  I punched the leaf out of Gumball Green with the same punch and tucked it under the bird.
    Gumball Green cardstock (what a great Christmas green!) is the card base for the Whisper White wreath layer (on Dimensionals).  I could have diecut the wreath with the coordinating Floral Frames Framelits but on this card I was going for something pretty simple and quick to replicate.  However, diecutting the wreath would definitely be a stepped-up version!  The bird was added with Dimensionals and a 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon bow was added at the top for the final touch.

    The "Merry Christmas" greeting is from the Come to Bethlehem set, and inside is a verse from the Snow Swirled set.

    I entered my card into the Friday Mashup Challenge!  It has both Christmas and sparkle elements for the challenge.  Go see what the design team did for this!

    I hope you enjoyed the card today.  Had anyone planned to use the Daydream Medallions set for Christmas cards?  Hmm, I do have another idea or two but those will have to wait!  I must now prepare for my upcoming workshop! 

    Have a great weekend, and I hope you get to stamp!!

    Daydream Medallions Stamp Set

     Bird Builder Punch   #117191    $16.95
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