Thursday, October 6, 2011


You can have this all to yourself!

•You can order the Digital+Starter Kit and add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative or My Digital Studio Software Add-on for the regular add-on price.

•You can substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird D├ęcor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.

•When you join Stampin' Up! during this promotion are still eligible for any programs available to a new demonstrator, including but not limited to the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, Stampin' Start, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.

•As always, the demonstrator Starter Kit is only available to new demonstrators and not to current demonstrators.

•Any new demonstrator who signs up during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine or $100 in Stampin' Up! products of their choice from any of our current catalogs.

•You will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products. Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free! This option will become available to you approximately 1 hour after you sign up.

•New demonstrators should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.


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This would make a GREAT Christmas present for you!!!!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Watercolor Fabulous Florets

Great Technique!

In this technique you do a few different techniques.  How great is that!!

I started out by Embossing the flower in black on White Shimmer paper.  Then you take a spray bottle and spray the flower.  So the water should pool up inside the embossed lines.  Then take your Aqua painter and put the tip (your desired color) in a drop from a re-inker.  You will then touch this to the pool that is inside the embossed area.  Just watch the colors flow through that part of the flower.  You will continue to do this until you reach your desired look.  Let dry and design your card.  The Fabulous Florets is a great set to this technique.

This is a very easy technique.  Anyone can do it!  My Technique Club members love it!  If you would like to find out more on my Technique Club you can check out the information HereI would love for you to join us!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini

IT'S HERE!!!!!

Stampin' Up! has out done themselves with this one.  You are going to love it!
Download the Holiday Mini:  PDF file
Download the Holiday Mini Stampin Supplies:  PDF file

So many NEW products!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Postage is Due

Postage Punch

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layered Punch!

I did this card a while ago.  But still had to show it off!

I used Whisper White, Regal Rose and Early Espresso cardstock for this card.  For the background on the Whisper White I used the Big Shot with the "Perfect Polka Dots" Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  If you have never used one of these you really have to try it out!  Stampin' Up! has 15 different folders now.  They give your project just enough dimension.  You are going to love them!

I also used the punch called "Postage Stamp".  I am really beginning to like this punch allot.  I also used the punch on the top and bottom edge to the Regal Rose cardstock.  You just insert your cardstock into the punch to get the edge of your cardstock.  Then just slide it down to match the last punch image to match up and continue down the cardstock until done.  Very easy! 

The flower....was made with the NEW punch called "Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer".  Stampin' Up! just came out with this one and one called "Doily Triple Layer". You are going to like these as well!  You can make 3 different punch designs with each punch.  The layering is an easy and great way to use on your projects.

Summer Mini Catalog is here only until August 31st!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


During August get a FREE package of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper when you buy three!  Now is the time to stock up on all your favorites.  This includes brand new designs from the Summer Mini Catalog.

* Orders can be placed via a workshop, online or by contacting myself directly.
* There is no limit to the number of FREE packages of Designer Series Paper you can earn.
* Specialty Designer Series Paper and Hostess Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion.
* You only have until Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to take advantage of this GREAT deal.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hello Swaps

Love to swap!

This card was one of my general swap cards for convention this year.  This year I made close to 300 card fronts for convention.  Think that is crazy...other people make more than that when they go.  But it is all worth it when you get there and you swap like crazy.  I will have to take a picture of all the swap cards that I received back.

The cardstock that I used on this card is Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White.  I used a new stamp set that came in the the 2011/2012 catalog called "My Friend".  Great Set!  For the cluster of leaves and flowers I did a technique called Thumbing.  It is where you take your stamp and ink it up with your desired color and then take a Stampin' Up! marker (which should be darker) and thumb with it on the inked stamp.  (You are making spots of color all over you stamp)  When finish thumbing you will then huff on your stamp and stamp it on your cardstock.  How great is that!!  Easy, but yet such a great effect.  I also added a Basic Rhinestone to the little saying to give it that little extra Bling.

I hope you like it!  I will have more of my swaps throughout this week and I am sure into next.

You can get your own stamp set and create your own card using the Thumbing Technique.

Thank you for stopping!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Displays



If you look really close in some of the displays you may see thing that you haven't seen before.  Hint, Hint...Holiday Mini Catalog is coming out soon!!  By going to convention you are the 1st to see the Holiday Mini Catalog with a ton of the NEW products coming out. How great is that!!!  Just another little perk about being a demonstrator and going to convention.  I think as it stands right now I have paged through the Holiday Mini.....5 times.  LOL  Making my wish list now.  Of course I want it ALL!!!!  I can't wait to show all the new products that Stampin' Up! has come out with.

If you would like to join me next year for convention and get in on all the fun....NOW is the time to sign up.  Stampin' Up! is making it really easy with a discount on the starter kit.

Plus you get all this as well:.
•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
Customer Order Forms (50)

All this for only $99!!!  There is even more.... Stampin' Up! is giving a $40 project FREE! 

Check out all the information here!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Convention Buddies

How Cute are they!?!?

These are my travel and convention buddies.  From Left to right, Myself, Laurie Zoellmer, a fellow demonstrator in our group, Dawn Olchefske, which is our upline and Jenny Maetzell, which is also a fellow demonstrator.  This is my second year going to convention.  But it was Jenny's 1st convention.  Do you remember your 1st convention.  I do, it is so exciting and you are just in awww.  Jenny had a great time and had the same feeling. Our upline Dawn O was ranked as the 25th top demonstrator and a friend of ours Kelly Acheson was ranked as #10.  WTG ladies.  But to top off the night...Dawn received a great honor with being picked by Shelli to be on the Advisory Board.  Congrats to you Dawn!  We had a BLAST!!  You couldn't ask for better convention buddies.  Thank you all for such a great trip.

This year was so amazing at convention.  With the GROW and Plus One theme Stampin' Up! has out done themselves.  We received Extra Stamp sets and a whole pack of the Holiday Mini's that will coming out.  Sneak peek of what is in the Holiday Mini.  The classes we awesome.  I will be sharing more on some extra classes that we took as well.  You are not going to want to miss these projects!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 18, 2011



I know I have been missing in action for a while.  I have been getting ready for convention and then off to convention.  We had a BLAST!!  I will be posting more pictures in the next week to show you what it is like at convention.  Just looking at the pictures is fun...but to be there is a totally different feeling.  In the week to come I will share with you projects, swaps and soooo much more.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

•Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
•Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
•Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
•Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
•Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
•Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
•Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
•Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
•Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
•Note Cards (20)
•Clear-Mount Block C
•Blender Pen (1)
•SNAIL Adhesive
•Business supplies

*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.

As an added bonus, first-time demonstrators can get two free months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) when they sign up during their first 21 days as a demonstrator. Subscribing to DBWS means having your own online store, blog, hostess portal, and much more!

Join Stampin' Up! in July and get brand-new products, including an exclusive project kit--all for just $99! Contact me for more details or click here to get started and join now!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Gift of Color

LOVE these colors together.  Right up my alley!!
If you would like to join in on all the fun of the DOstampers Stars Thursday challenges just let me know and I can get you all the information.  I get so inspired with the challenges that we have.  It is so much fun!  You can just shoot me an email.

Just a little gift box.
 I have seen some cards while blog hopping with the little gift boxes on I thought why not just make a BIG one instead, that will hold a little something ... something. 

For the box itself I used the Scallop Envelope Die with the Big Shot.  I trimmed off some of the sides of the envelope to make the box open at the top.  (You will need 2 Envelopes to make the box)

Big Shot
Scallop Envelope Die

The great Polka Dot background paper is from the pack of Patterns Designer Series Stack (Bright Collection).  Love using this DSP!  It makes it so easy to match up you designer paper with your projects.  It comes in all the color families.  For the bow on top of the box is made with the NEW punch that came out in the Summer Mini Catalog.  The punch is called "Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch".  You have to check these out if you haven't already! 

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122464

 As for the "Big Wish" saying this came from the fabulous stamp set called "Word Play".  Of course this is another great set.
Word Play #120651 Clear mount

To finish off the saying I put a little Basic Rhinestone in the middle of the star dot of the "i" in Wish.  It just gave it the bling to make it pop!  I also used 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight for the handle of the gift box.

I hope that you can join in on all the fun that we have in these challenges next week.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Let's Start Clowning Around!

Isn't He Cute ?!?!

As I was blog surfing one day, I came across the little guy.  I just fell in LOVE with him!  I am sorry I don't remember who's blog I found this on, but if are the one please let me know so I can give you credit for him.

He is made with the Petal Cone Die and the Big Shot.  For his face I put pieces of Blushing Bride on the Petal Cone die, the rounded ends and cut those out so it would match perfectly.  For the eyes I used the small heart in the Heart to Heart Punch cut it in half.  Added the white with the White Uni-ball Gel Pen.  I then added different size circles to his hat with different colors of cardstock to liven him up.  And topped off the hat with a Big Button.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

American Musical

What do you think I did with this one?

As soon as I seen the cover of this album I knew exactly what my colors were going to be.  I am sure you can guess!  This is another Thursday challenge and if you would like to join us just let me know and I will get you all the information.

Never to early to get ready for the 4th of July treats!!

For the cone part of the treat holder it is made from the Petal Cone Die and the Big Shot.  I wasn't sure if I would like this die....but I am finding it to be a must have!!  If you haven't notice going through my posts...the Big Shot is my closest friend in stamping and scrapbooking!  LOL
Petal Cone Die

Below is a close up shot of the treat holder so that you can see a little bit more of the details.

For the cone I used Whisper White card stock and striped with Real Red Cardstock.  I cut off the front flap of the cone and replaced with the Red - White & Blue half pleated circle.  The Blue is Pacific Point cardstock.  I didn't have any candy on hand that match the cone, sorry, so I put some shredded paper in it with the Bling star.  You could also use this just as a door hanger as I have done here.

I hope that you will join us in the next weeks challenge!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Punched Tulip

Very Simple to do!

I have to Thank Valita's Designs for the inspiration for this card.  I saw it and had to do it!  I did  this card for a punch swap that I am in every month.  I will have to share some of the other cards that I get from the swap with you.  Making a note to do so.  So check back.

Not sure you can see it, but I used the Perfect Details Texturz Plate with the Big Shot for the background on the Whisper White cardstock.  For the Tulip Petals I took the Medium Oval Punch and the Scallop Circle punch.  You punch out the Medium Oval and then put one end into the Scallop Oval punch and punch.  This is how you get the ends of the petals to have the "V" in them.  On the petals I added some of the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (Illuminate Top Coat) and then used the White Accent Pen over that.  The Leaves, I punched those out using the Blossom Petal Punch and then took a Bone Folder and put a crease down the middle of the leaves. This just gives them that extra special touch.

Summer Mini Catalog

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thanks Sketch Challenge

This one was an easy one!!
I like when I have a sketch to do a card, it makes it so easy to assemble.  All you have to do is pick out your color scheme and go for it.  With this card I wanted to make it a Thank you card.  You can always use these cards.

Want to join us in our next Thursday Challenge?  Just let me know and I will forward all the information to you.

When I seen the sketch, I knew exactly what to do.

In this card I used Rich Razzleberry, Pretty In Pink cardstock.  The fantastic Designer Series Paper that matches the Rick Razzleberry cardstock is from the DSP Patterns Stack.  What is that you ask?  If you didn't can get a pad of DSP with all of the colors of one of the families or the In colors.  You get 40 Sheets:  2 ea. double-sided designs in 10 colors.  And it is 12 x 12 sheets! 
 It makes it so easy to put your cards or scrapbooks together.

I hope that you join us in the next challenge!

Summer Mini Catalog

Last Chance Lists

Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Get It Before It's Gone

Only while supplies last!

It's that time of Year....Stampin' Up! 2011 Retired Lists are out.  Click on the Stampin' Up! Last chance lists below to see which products you can't live without, then visit my ONLINE STORE.

                 Online Store Link to Wood Mount Stamp Sets
                 Online Store Link to Clear Mount Stamp Sets
                 (Stamp sets will be available until June 30th)

*  Last Chance - Print Accessory Retired List
                  (Some on sale for up to 40% off)
                  Online Store Link to  Accessories
                Accessories are available only while supplies last.  They go FAST so don't wait to get yours!

*  Last Chance - Definitely Decorative Retired List
                  Online Store Link to Definitely Decorative
                   Definitely Decorative are available only while supplies last.

Purchase Retiring Stampin' Up! products at my ONLINE STORE

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Your Still The One Music Challenge

WOW!?!?!  What to do?

Want to join us for our next challenge?  Just let me know and I will get you all the information needed.

Pink & Black!  Love it!

Quick and easy..can't get any better than that! 

In this card I used Regal Rose, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock.  The great saying came from the Stamp Set called "Word Play".  Have you seen this set yet?  It is a great set with so many different saying for all occasions.
How Great is this set!!!

For the lovely swirls that you are seeing on the background I used the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Impressions folder.  I have to say...this has to be one of the best products that Stampin' Up! has added to their long list of great products.  I use my Big Shot all the time!  For the 24-7 square note I used a new stamp set found in the Summer Mini Catalog.  It is called "Pretty Postage".  And what is even better, they came out with a punch to coordinate with the stamp set.  Now that makes it easy to get stamping!

I hope that you join me in the next Thursday Challenge!

Thanks for Stopping!