Saturday, August 25

Ornament Framelits Snowflake Delight

This beautiful ornament snowflake was crafted by my Stampingly Yours downline buddy, Paula Mangum!  Her details are located at

Enjoy a little Midnight Muse ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, and you the new Stampin' Up! Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog, and you will be well on your way to these fanciful decorations yourself!!!

Thursday, May 31

Last Day To Order
Retiring Stamps and Accessories!

Today, Thursday, May 31st  
is your last day to order
2012 Stampin' Up! Retiring Products!!
You have until 11:59pm (MT) to place your order online!  Don't wait!!

Wednesday, April 25

BIG changes = Savings for YOU!

BIG changes = Savings for YOU!

Stampin' Up! has just released their Retirement List... and it is looooong!

How does this help you save money?  Well, if you make your stamp purchases before this weekend, I will give you a 20% bonus for selecting early!  Aaaand... if you are quick to pull up the accessories retirement list, you will see that several items are discounted... but they go fast!

So - save big by picking quick!

You will also notice that ALL the of the ink pads are being retired!  What???  Do not despair!
Stampin' Up! is introducing a new, firmer, juicier ink pad with the new catalog release in June.

You will also notice that ALL of the 12x12 cardstock is being retired!  What again???  Despair not!
Stampin' Up! will not be carrying all of the colors as individual packets anymore, but they will all still be available as color combo packs.  However, all of the textured cardstock is leaving, so get yours now!

Enjoy! is your online store!

Friday, January 20

Savvy Stamper STARTER KIT


Savvy Stamper Customizable Starter Kit
 Sale-A-Bration is an ideal time for all you savvy stampers to SAVE $$$!  Starts Jan. 24, 2012.
  • The Starter Kit is discounted to $125!  SAVE $50 and it ships FREE.  With the special bonus bundle products being offered, you’ll receive nearly $400 in products!  Already have some of the stamps and colors shown?  No problem... the kit is customizable - you pick the stamp sets and colors you want!
  • Receive your choice of either FREE Designer Series Paper (you pay for shipping) or a FREE My Digital Studio Download (no shipping charge) EVERY MONTH that you place an order, from Feb. through Dec., 2012.  Up to a $120 value!
  • Enjoy demonstrator discounts and benefits thru June 30, 2012 with no obligation to purchase anything further or host workshops.  PLUS your first order is at 30% off!  There’s no penalty to drop... but you will find a gazillion reasons to continue!
  • Perfect opportunity for both hobby and business demonstrators... buy from yourself or share with a friend... the flexibility is fabulous.

QUESTIONS?  If you are interested or simply curious about purchasing the Starter Kit and becoming a member of my Stampingly Yours group, please email me with any questions.

Wednesday, January 11

Untimely Christmas Goodies

Well... you know the saying 'better late than never?'

Here are the fun Christmas goodies we created in December!  Somehow, the blog did not post through... so you can now view them with an eye asking 'how can I turn that into a Valentine goodie?'  Alas!

 Mini Milk Carton Die - Gingerbread House

 Origami Paper Star

 Amazing Quick-fold DSP Purse

Okay!  Go play stamps!

Thursday, December 1

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

... but the fire is sooooo delightful!  Imagine sharing a fireplace complete with chocolates with your friend... maybe they will giggle with glee like my mom did when she saw it all put together!!!

The fireplace box is a cinch to put together... it uses just ONE sheet of Stampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock!

Go ahead - take a look inside!  No coal here... just yummy wrapped chocolates, a battery lit candle (ummm, yeah... can't put a live flame in here), and a picture for the mantle!

Would you like to order my tutorial?  It's just $2.95 for a download with instructions and tips!

Please allow up to 24 hours for tutorial to arrive in your email box, though it will not likely take that long!

Tuesday, November 3

Fun Folds - Oh BOY!

Welcoming two new baby boys into the world deserves some special cards, right???
These are for you Cameron and Jackson!

Using the delightfully bold and colorful Stampin' Up! scrapbook kit Crew Kids... some fabulously fun folds were created!

These cards look a bit tricky, but are surprisingly simple to cut and fold (just how I like 'em!).

My next post will show you HOW to make this card using the current Christmas scrapbook kit... and it is super cute... just like YOU!

Wednesday, October 1

convention swaps... reaaaaally!

It has come to my attention that I never posted my convention swaps... lol.

Our family had such a busy summer that we just hopped from one change of plans to another.

So... here they are!  I love punches and utilize them in swaps because they are easy and fast - just like they were designed to be!

Our sweet little baby boat is rocking on a scallop edge punch through basic black cardstock and backed with bliss blue for water - backed with white for clouds above!  Our Mickey face uses two different size punches - including the baby ears punched with the 'pig nose' punch.  tee hee

Those of you who have been to my workshops know that I like to rename all my tools.  We have whale tail punches, a pig nose punch, a camel spit ink pads.  If you need a translation for any of those... let me know!!!  lol

Sunday, September 7

Baja Belly!

WHO is grrrooooowing???  It's my special lil' sistah!  And my lil' sis is expecting a WEE WEE Baby... all the way from Paris, France (well, that is where she was vacationing... ya know).  It just dawned on me that I should have added an Eiffel Tower in the background of the journal!  Ahhhhh - I already popped the journal in the mail!  Se la Vie... course I studied Spanish and have no idea how to spell in French.... sorry!

The cute little journal uses the new In-Color Baja Breeze... the new designer series paper in Baja Breeze and the new Baja Breeze ribbon!!!  Our darling prego stamp is a retired set by SU!... definitely an old favorite that I will not part with!  The edgings of the papers are cut with the new scallop edge punch... looooove it!  And I did also use the spiral punch for the nifty holes that line up!

Go make your own today!

Tuesday, September 2

Some day my fairy will come...

Forget about the prince... a six year old little girl has bigger things to think about... like dreaming that one day she will lose a TOOTH and her fairy will come!

Of course, my brother dispelled this vision for my own little sister.  Instead, he told tales of a big ugly TROLL who liked to hunt for loose teeth and would actually dare hike across your face and snatch them from your sleeping lips.  

Howdya like that for big brothers!!!

Well, my little six year old girl is waiting - and waiting - to lose a loose tooth.  So we created a beautiful tin watchmaker's palace for the pearly whites to reside in when they finally do shake loose.

The tin is decorated in Stampin' Up! supplies we had around the craft room.  Retired Slumber Party paper in fanciful pinks and plums made perfect backdrops to IF THE HALO FITS - a SU! Dormant stamp (which means you can purchase it but it isn't displayed in the catalog).  Of course, a fairy isn't complete without some ribbon, glitter, hodgepodge hardware in styled silver, pink reinkers and crystal effects!!!!