Saturday, December 29, 2012

Check out the New Items on the Clearance Rack !!

Check out the Clearance Rack!
We’ve added 15 more products to our Clearance Rack Blitz! See the list of newly added products below:
  • Neutrals Flower Brads
  • Regals Flower Brads
  • Subtles Flower Brads
  • Pretty in Pink 5/8″ Satin Ribbon
  • Bashful Blue 5/8″ Satin Ribbon
  • Chantilly 1/2″ Crochet Trim
  • Artichoke 3/8″ Denim Jean Ribbon
  • 2010-2012 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers
  • 2011-2013 In Color 12″ x 12″ Textured Cardstock
  • Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
  • Well Worn Designer Series Paper
  • Beau Chateau Side Notes
  • Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
  • Flower Burst Embosslits Dies
Click (Here ) to order!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas - Last Minute Gift - Nugget Holder

First I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas !!!   I know that I have been absent, not by choice but due to overtime at work.  So since I have a few minutes today as I am getting ready for Christmas, I thought I would share this Last Minute Gift with you.

I found this cute idea on Dawn Olchefske's blog.

You always need a Last Minute Gift, and this is perfect !!!

And it's super easy to do !!

Here's a little closer view for you.

 Here's what you need:

Cardstock Base is: 3" x 5" scored @ 1 3/8"
A small cello bag - (retired)
Cardstock Mat is:   1 1/4" x 2 7/8"
Designer Paper is:  1" x 2 5/8"
Add a little something ( Chocolate works well) and Decorate as you like !!

Thanks Dawn for sharing this idea!!

Again thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

Clearance Rack

Check out 300+ items ADDED to the Clearance Rack! You won’t believe all the new items in there! The best way to order is ONLINE, so go to my online store ( Here ).
It’s amazing what you will find there!
Some current colored Stampin’ Write Markers for 99 CENTS!
Pleated Ribbon for $1.39!
Heat Tool for $11.99!
Select CLASSIC Stamp Pads for $2.39!
The POWDER PALS are on there for $7.99!
Bigz Scallop Circle Die (2 scallop circles on this die) for ONLY $7.99!
Scribbles and Swirls sizzlet for ONLY $1.99!
12 Sweetheart Cups – heart shaped for Valentine’s Day – you get 12 cups for ONLY 59 CENTS!
LOTS LOTS MORE! So be sure to Check it out!!

Such a very sad day.  Our thoughts and Prayers go out to all of those affected by this tragic event.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My 2012 Holiday Card !!

First I have to share this awesome video that I received from Stampin' Up today in my email box!!

What a wonderful thing to find in your email.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did !!!

Second, the Xmas Tree is up and the Holiday Stamp Club meeting was last week !!

I didn't realize how hard it would be to take a picture with Blinking lights on the Tree.  So this is the best shot as it shows at least 3 of the 4 sections of the lights on.  Nothing better than getting into the Holiday Spirit and I know I'm looking forward to it.  Then on Sunday we got the White Snowflakes and I must say that we got more than expected.   About 17 inches to be exact.  So it is a Winter Wonderland for sure!

And now for the Grand Finale !!!  My 2012 Holiday Card!!  Drum roll please.........

Now don't fall off your chair, but this is My Very Own Creation with a little inspiration from a good friend Becky Roberts.   Now I'm off to finish up my cards, so that they can get in the mail. 

Stamp set is:  Greetings of the Season
Midnight Muse, Whisper White cardstock.  Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon, All 3 Glimmer Papers, Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder, the Postage Stamp, Merry Mini's Punch Pack, and the 3/" Circle Punch and the Snow Flurry Die. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your getting into the Holiday Spirit too!!

Happy Stamping  !!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Ornamental Elegance Kits !

A Special Kit Offer from Stampin' Up!
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to everyone--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.)
Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination.
Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order before they are all sold out !!  Just click on my Online Shopping in your Jammies on my Right hand side bar.

Happy Stamping !!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

November Diva Night Make and Takes

I thought I better get this posted.  Diva Night is our monthly meeting and we had some awesome Make and Takes that I wanted to share with you.  I have 3 of them to share so let's get started!! 

Here's the group picture of them:

So we have from left to right a Merry Mittens Xmas card, an awesome Side Easel Card with tea light, and last but not least we have the Gingerbread Men Treat Bag !! 

First up is the Merry Mittens Xmas Card:

Super cute card and oh so easy to create!  With the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder for your background, then we added the "Happy Christmas" Greeting from the More Merry Messages stamp set and the Merry Mittens are from the Make a Mitten stamp set.  Using the Mitten Builder Punch to punch them out and then attached with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Next up we have the Side Easel Card with a Wow!!

This Beautiful Side Easel card is made with the Serene Silhouettes stamp set, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Vellum, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake cardstock.  The Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon is such an accent on this card.  The greeting is from the Made for You stamp set.  The "WOW" for this card is that you set a Tea Light behind the Vellum window to shine the light through!!!

Last but not Least is the Gingerbread Men Treat Bag:

This was so much FUN to make!  I'm sure that you have seen the idea for the Topper all over the Blog world, but it really makes an Awesome Topper for this Treat Bag filled with Gingerbread Men!
Start with a normal size card in Garden Green,  then add Real Red  3 3/4" x 5" after you run through the Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  The Cookie Sheet is made using Brushed Silver cardstock measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/4" scored @ 1/4", 1/2", 3 3/4", and 4".   Using the Scentsational Season stamp set the Gingerbread Men are made, then the Holiday Collection Framelits cut them out.  The Oven mitts are made using the Mitten Builder Punch and Garden Green Prints Designer Series Paper.  The Greeting is from the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  The Gusseted Cellophane Bags work perfectly to hold the Gingerbread Men. 

A Big Thank You to Susan Campfield for sharing her talents and creativity with us !!

Thanks to all for stopping by my blog !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

All the Cuteness without ALL the Work !!!

                              November 29 – January 2

Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble. Lighten your holiday load without emptying your wallet!


Petite Treats Bundle
• Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
• Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
• Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)



(a $16.85 value)


Trimmings & Tags Bundle
• Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
• Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
• Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)



(a $16.85 value)

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to get a head start on those Holiday Gifts!!!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Seasons of Sweets - Mini Album

With the Gift Exchange coming up next week, I thought it would be good to get my Holiday Gift completed while I had a couple of days off.  I know it's hard to believe, but sometimes it actually does really happen!  I knew what I wanted to make, just haven't had the time. 

My Holiday Gift is from the Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition 2012.  I fell in LOVE with this Seasons of Sweets - Mini Album that Connie created for the Holiday Edition and knew this was what I wanted to make for my Holiday Gift this year. 

Now I did have to make one little change as I didn't have the Felt Ornaments that Connie used for the front cover.  But I think it turned out so cute with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set too! 

Here's my close up view:

This is just one of the awesome projects from Connie and Mary's Holiday Edition.  You can still purchase all the tutorials with pictures over on their blog.    Here's the link to the Create with Connie and Mary Blog   Here .  So excited that I have something completed before hand.

Thanks to Connie and Mary for all the inspiration!!!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Mittens Card

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!!  It was a busy one for us for sure !!
It was our 39th Wedding Anniversary on Thanksgiving!!  And yes, we actually were married on Thanksgiving Day.   So this was a special Anniversary for us!  We went to see the CIRQUE DREAMS WINTER WONDERLANDwhat an awesome show that was! 
No cooking for me this year !  Not to worry though, we did have all the Thanksgiving goodies.

I've had a couple of days off,  Woo Hoo !!  So I've been trying to get some Christmas gifts ready ahead of time.  :0  As I know I'll be working overtime for sure.  As I was browsing for a card idea for the Holiday Gift Exchange next week, I found one that caught my eye.  This is pretty much a case of Dawn Griffith's card that I saw.  I did have to change a couple of small things as I didn't have all of the stamp sets, but all is well.

Here's the group picture:

Now here is a closer view, hopefully you can see the details a little better.

This card is so beautiful and sparkly.  Pefect for this occasion!

Here's what I changed:  Since I didn't have the Snowflake Soiree set that Dawn used, I had to come up with something else.   So I used the New Single Stamp Bold Snowflake.  I stamped it using the New Illuminate Ink Pad, added a little dazzling diamonds and punched it out with the Blossom Punch.  I also added a Jewels Basic Pearl in the center.   Dawn also has a video tutorial in case you want to give this one a try.  Just click  Here .  

Thank You Dawn for this wonderful idea !!

Thanks to all for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Day !!!!


Wishing Everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Day !!!!



Monday, November 19, 2012

Merry and Type Xmas Card

Well I hope that everyone has taken advantage of the On-Line Extravaganza !!!  I know that some of you already have.  How can you pass up some of these awesome deals!!

One thing that I enjoy every month is the Monthly Swap that I participate in, with some of the most Talented Demonstrators!!  It was such an honor to be asked to join in the FUN each month!!  So today I wanted to share my card for this month's Swap.  It's a case of a card that I fell in LOVE with on Chat Wszelaki's blog. 

I think this card is so elegant with just a little bling to make it Sparkle !   The Midnight Muse and Whisper White are just the perfect combination for this Winter Xmas card.   With the Snowflake embossed background along with the Snow Flurry die cut to offset, this just makes it pop for me.
Now being a ribbon girl, there is just the right accent with the Midnight Muse stitched ribbon that goes down the side. 

So Thank You Chat for sharing this Gorgeous card !!

I want to Thank everyone for stopping by today and I hope you check out all the wonderful things that are included in the On-Line Extravaganza that Stampin' Up has for the next Ten Days !!  If you go to my post for Sunday, you'll get all the information there.

Happy Stamping !!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Amazing Online Extravaganza Sale and More!!!


Monday starts the fabulous Online Extravaganza sale. It's better than ever with 24 hour door busters and lots & lots of items from 20-50% off regular price.

Check out this flyer to see all three pages of items on sale.
Online Extravaganza 2012

Don't wait! And remember that if your order totals $150 or more you get free hostess benefits of at least $25 free! If you've been wanting to place an order this is the time to do it.
You can either order from my online store or contact me to place the order for you. I will need a debit or credit card to do that however.
The sale is from Monday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 28th.
Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
How about this little cutie! 
Stampin' Up! is offering a test run of the Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine. A limited number are available, so if interested, you better act quick.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece.
This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.
Can also check out the short video.

NEW From Stampin' Up! - Talking Tags!


Talking Tag is an exciting new product that allows you to record a message and attach it to your project.
All you need is a Talking Tag and the FREE TalkingTag™ app (available via, iTunes® or Google Play™).
Talking Tag Message Labels (129723) $7.95

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

* 10 labels per sheet
* Scan the code on your smartphone and start recording your message
* Attach message label to cards, invitations or gifts
* Detailed recording instructions included
How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT. (currently only available for iPhones - others coming soon!)
  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 your ready!).

Start recording your Talking Tags today!

See...what did I tell you - LOTS of great things going on!!

Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Snowman Tea Lights

Well it's been awhile again, sorry.  I thought it was time to have a Becky Roberts day!!  I saw these cute Snowman Tea Lights on Becky's blog last week and I just fell in LOVE with them.  One of my favorite things that I collect is SNOWMEN!!  I have them all over the house for the Holiday Season.  So as I finally got some time to play this weekend, I just had to give them a try.  I really LOVE when that happens!!

So here they are:

                   Aren't these just the cutest Snowmen ever !!

Then here is a Close Up:

I added a little twist to mine, as they have magnets on the back so that you can put them on your frig or at your desk on a file cabinet!  I used the 1" square magnets and attached them on the back.   You could even hang these on your Christmas tree and light up their nose!  Wouldn't that just be too FUN!  Becky has the directions on her blog, so I have a link for you, all you have to do is click  ( Here ) .   Becky got her idea from a post by Darlene Adams that was on Pinterest in 2011.

I had a lot of fun making these and they will be my 3-D item for our monthly DIVA meeting on Wednesday this week. 

Thanks to Becky for sharing!

Thanks to all for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Throw a Thanksgiving Feast with Little Fuss

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Special Sneek Peek !!

Super exciting!   I have some really fun stuff to share with you! Stampin` Up! Is giving you all a sneak peek into our Stampin` Success Magazine that we as Demonstrators get every other month.  This is just one of my favorite perks that I receive as being a Stampin' Up demonstrator!  This is the November/December Stampin' Success Magazine.  Enjoy the awesome projects!

To take a sneek peek at this wonderful magazine, just click ( Here )

If you would like to start receiving it, our starter kit is only $99 and you get to choose $125 in merchandise for the $99 price.

Thanks for stopping by today !!  I hope you enjoy this Sneek Peek !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New Paper Trimmer is HERE !!

We’ve been waiting for this and it’s finally here!!!


BIG STAMPIN' UP! NEWS! The Stampin' Up! Trimmer is now available for customer purchase. 

Stampin’ Trimmer (#126889) features:
•Full 12″ cutting and scoring track (You don’t have to remove the blades to get a full 12″ cut!)
•Extended 6-1/4″ wide cutting base and 14-1/2″ extender ruler
•Storage compartment under base to hold additional cutting/scoring blades
•Cutting track that locks into place
•Specially designed cutting track and handles for stable and straight cuts
•Full ruler, including 1/4″ grid lines printed under a plastic cover on the base so measurements won’t wear off
•And so much more!

To order yours just check out my right hand side bar and go shopping !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Stamp Club !!

It's Halloween already and I still haven't had time to share so many things.  Last Thursday was Stamp Club night!!  So I wanted to at least get these projects posted.

I didn't get a total group picture this time.  Just couldn't squeeze everything in.

So since it is Halloween, I wanted to start with the Halloween Bat Treat Holder.

Aren't these just the cutest Bats that you've ever seen !!!  You may have seen these around in blog world.  But I actually saw this project on Mary Fish's Halloween Blog Hop.  The creator of the Bat Treat Holder is Rae Harper.  You can check out the Blog Hop by clicking ( Here ).

Here's my Recipe:
Fancy Favor XL Bigz Die, 1 3/8" Circle Punch (Old Olive), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (Brights Prints- Tangerine Tango), 3/4" Circle Punch ( Basic Black ),  1 3/4" Circle Punch (Real Red) mouth, Pennant Punch (Whisper White) fangs.  3 1/2" Circle Bigz Die (Basic Black) cut in half and then 1" Circle Punch to make the wings.  Add Halloween Treats or a special gift!!

Here are the Fall Projects that we made:

On the left we have a Just for You card to go with the Preserves, which is a cute Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Holder.  The card is my take on one of Chat Wszelaki's cards in her October tutorial. 
You can check out Chat's blog by clicking ( Here )
The Anti-Bacterial Sanitizer Holder is my take on a new way to make these from Glenda Calkins.
Glenda does have a how to video on her blog.  Just click ( Here )

Stamp Set - Perfectly Preserved
Orchard Harvest Designer Paper
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, More Mustard
Ink:  Early Espresso  
Markers:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Bitty Banners Framelits, Cannery Set Framelits, Designer Label Punch, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons,  1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Halloween !!!!

Happy Stamping !!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

One Day Sale on October 29th !!!

15% off all Stamps!

For the FIRST TIME EVER....Stampin' Up! is doing a BIG contest to see if they can break a record for stamps sold in ONE day!!!
That means...they are giving a CATALOG wide sale!! 15% off ALL stamps!!! (Excluding bundles and hostess sets.)
I've been a Demonstrator for 6 years, and this is a first!!

*EMAIL me your order:
*Call me with your order: 612-720-7468
* Order online 24/7 on Oct. 29th: 

More Stamps Gone Single!! Whoo Hooo! Now there are even more stamps available in pilot program that goes though Jan 2 and NOT just words!!

Visit this link to see all the STAMPS GONE SINGLE  ( Click Here )

Start making your wishlist today!!!
Think ahead and grab gifts for Christmas for your daughters, granddaughters, step daughters, teachers, daughter in laws, and YOURSELF!
In addition to the Stamp Sale we're also having a week long celebration for Digital Scrapbooking Day.
What this means is you'll get FREE downloads .. and 50% off Digital Kits. Be sure to check out my site starting Oct. 29th. Click here to visit my Stampin Up! site. (The promotions will be updated on the 29th). 
Happy Stamping !!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Clearance Rack Restocked

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Restocked!!!

BIG NEWS!!! 70 discontinued and heavily discounted products were just added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. Perfect timing for holiday gifts (great stocking stuffers) or paper crafting projects! DON'T MISS OUT! Products are ONLY available while supplies last and often sell out quickly.
Check out what's been added and SHOP MY CLEARANCE RACK STORE.
(remember they are ONLY available while supplies last):

Happy Stamping !!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Googly Ghouls Ghirardelli Treat Holder

Well life certainly has not been a bowl of Cherries lately.  But life goes on and time flies by.  Hoping for better times in the future.  So sorry that I haven't been able to post like normal.  But I thought I better get some things out here before you quit stopping by!

This cute Treat Holder is one that I found out on Dawn Griffith's blog.  I just love to give the gift of chocolate whenever I can.  Thought this was just to CUTE to not give it a try.  This is pretty much a total case of Dawn's project!  So give this one a try.

This cute Treat Holder has many options available for you to choose from:
Give this as a Chocolate treat and also send a card, as this has 2 pockets.  Give this as a special Birthday gift using a gift card where the chocolate is and add a cute card in the 2nd pocket.
Just LOVE all the things that you can make with the Ghoolish Googlies Designer Kit !!!

Here's the link to Dawn's video that she has to show you how to make them.   Link

Thanks Dawn for sharing your creativity with us today!!

Hoping to post the "10 Project Class" using the Ghoolish Googlies Designer Kit next.

Thanks for stopping by today !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Interlocking Hearts Anniversary Easel Card

I needed to come up with an Anniversary card for my brother and his wife.  Their 15th Anniversary is this Thursday.  While browsing the blogs for an idea, I finally found the perfect card.  This card was on Dawn Olchefske's blog.  Now Dawn received this card as a Swap from Mary Polcin at the Milwaukee Regionals back in March.  Dawn recently recreated this and made a video showing us how to make this awesome Interlocking Hearts card. 

So here's my take on Mary's Interlocking Hearts card as an Easel card.

                                   This is the closed view.

                        This is the open view from the front.

                                    This is the side view.

I took another picture of the front view on a piece of white paper to hopefully show off some of the wonderful details of this card.

This card is so elegant.  I used the Lacey Brocade Embossing folder for my background and the same Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder for the Interlocking Hearts.  Accented with the Basic Pearl Jewels on Very Vanilla cardstock.  The Hearts are all from the Hearts Framelits using one for the sentiment too!!  Stamp sets used were Teeny Tiny Wishes and Love & Laughter.  Happy Anniversary is punched out using the Word Window punch.

You can check out Dawn's video by clicking ( Here ).

Thanks to Mary Polcin for sharing her wonderful idea and Dawn Olchefske for making the video to show how this Beautiful card is made!!!!

I'm hoping that My Brother and his wife have a wonderful Anniversary!!

Thanks for stopping by today !!

Happy Stamping !!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Single Stamps Now Available !!

Cropped SSF_Perfectly_Penned
You've been asking for it and I'm excited that I can now say 'yes we do'! Stampin' Up! now has single stamps available to you from three select stamp sets: Word Play (page 135), Perfectly Penned (page 132), and Seasonal Sayings (Holiday Catalog, page 34). Now you can choose just the sayings you want from these three stamp sets, without having to buy the entire set! Here's the information:
  • These stamps are available on any order type, whether it is online, at a club or workshop.
  • You can find the stamp item numbers & prices for each on the flyers here, plus they tell you which size clear block they will fit on.
Word Play

Perfectly Penned

  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only and runs through January 2nd, 2013.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, so you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy! These make great, easy to mail gifts, too!
Thanks for stopping by today !!!

Happy Stamping !!


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