Thursday, March 31, 2011


Click Here to view Sale-a-Bration catalog

Biggest Stampin' Up! Annual Event is going to be gone tonight!
Ending March 31, 2011
Receive free merchandise with every $50 order
Contact me NOW to place your order or through My Store.
Join Stampin' Up! NOW, while the Starter Kit is offered at 15% discount.  Plus, you will also receive a special bundle worth $50+ for FREE.  AND you'll get a special gift from me!  Don't wait!  Sign up NOW through my website!  See THIS POST for more details.
I have a big list of retired stamps.  Some are really hard to find.  Please click HERE to see the listing.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Almost Over!

Oh, I'll be soooo sad when Sale-a-Bration ends tomorrow.  It's the most fabulous time of the year when you can get FREE STUFF!!!  Luckily we still have another month of the awesome Occasions Mini catalog to go.  Then Summer Mini catalog starts.  There are some good surprises in store for you!  Then, the brand spankin' new Idea Book & Catalog for 2011-2012 will be here in July!  I cannot wait!!!!  Anything you want to see in the new catalog?

This card is CASE'd from LaLatty.  OK, I confess... I don't have Top Note Die yet.  I used Cr*cut to cut this shape.  And actually this was a piece of scrap that's been on my table forever.  So I was very happy to use it up!  I changed some elements, so that I could use the freebies from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The butterfly was added per my daughter's request.  Apparently the lone bee was very lonely and wanted a friend.  LOL.  I used Versamark to stamp the last layer.  Because, as you know, I can't stand plain paper!
 Oops!  How did Easter Blossom sneak in here again? :D  This one is CASE'd from Kelli.  I used the FREE Ice Cream Parlor Paper and Quick Accents Pack.
ETA:  Geez, you guys, I must be losing my marbles.  Sorry, this second card was already posted once on 3/22.  Oops.  Sorry for the re-run.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Sweet Summer (FREE Sale-a-Bration set), Punch Bunch (FREE Sale-a-Bration set), Easter Blossoms, So Happy for You (FREE Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Brocade Blue (retired)
Papers: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents Pack, Brocade Blue (retired)
Accessories: Circle punches, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop Oval punch, Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accent Pack, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Digital Downloads Available

These are coming so fast, I can hardly keep up!  For all digital downloads contained in the software and additional downloads through end of January, you can find them in the new MDS Downloads Catalog HERE.

For February:
February 1, 2011
February 8, 2011
February 15, 2011
February 22, 2011

For March:
March 1, 2011
March 8, 2011
March 15, 2011
March 22, 2011
March 29, 2011

You can only purchase digital downloads online through MY STORE.  Stampin' Up!'s digital downloads can work outside of My Digital Studio software.  It will work with any photo editing software that can take .jpeg or .png files.  These are great deals if you would like to try out some Stampin' Up! exclusive papers or images.  As always, feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sale-a-Bration Last Week!

Can you believe Sale-a-Bration is going to end this week???  I can't!  I love this time of year, with freebies galore!  For today and rest of the week I will show you some cards I made with SAB goodies.  Today's card is CASE'd from Cari.
Doesn't this card put a smile on your face?  This card uses Punch Bunch, So Happy for You, the Ice Cream Parlor paper & Quick Accent Pack, and Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon Pack that you can get for FREE with $50+ order.  I have never used SU!'s quick accent pack.  I figured FREE is a good time to try it.  Wow, how easy is it to put a card together using these coordinating accents!  Even my daughter was very happy to use my accent pack.  When she saw this card (she's 3, by the way), she asked me to make another one for her, and she put the flowers on by herself, in her own style. LOL.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Punch Bunch (FREE Sale-a-Bration set), So Happy for You (FREE Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Ice Cream Parlor DSP
Accessories: Scallop Square punch, Ice Cream Parlor Quick Accent Pack, Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Bash Event!

APRIL 16, 2011 10AM @ Annie's House

We will make 6 Cards and projects.
Why?  Because no one can make just one cupcake card!

CLASS ONLY:  $15 or FREE with $25+ order (before S/H/T) placed between now and day of class
        (ADD $8 FOR WOOD-MOUNT)  
        (ADD $8 FOR WOOD-MOUNT)      
*Add papers and/or inkpads to qualify for free Sale-a-Bration item for each $50+ order!

**Please bring your own adhesive.  You can add SNAIL adhesive to your order and will be available for you at the Bash.

Please RSVP with your bundle choice.
Payment must be received by by 3/27/11 to reserve your space and place order for SAB benefits.
***If I get more than $150 in orders by 3/27/11 for this event, I will randomly draw a name to receive a Level 1 Hostess stamp set!  If I get more than $300 in orders, there will be surprises for EVERYONE!  Contact me NOW.

If you would like to make these cards, but cannot make it to my house at this time, I can prepare a Card Kit for you to assemble at home, along with instructions emailed to you.  You can pick up the kit at my house, or I can drop it off for you.  If you need me to mail it to you, please add $4.75.

Click on the flier to see bigger image.  Made with My Digital Studio.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Blossoms - DIGITAL Day #10

I think this is the last day of this series.  I really, really, really hope this set comes back in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  I can't get enough of this set!  Well, since the Occasions Catalog runs through end of April, you just might see a few more of these cards in the near future!  I just don't want you to be sick of my blog. :D

This card is CASE'd from Jill.  I only changed a couple of elements.  I don't have the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, so I used Finial Press embossing folder.  I also added 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon.  Lastly, I added some flowers from the Punch Pack with Pearls.  I sponged the embossed layer, the main image and the sentiment.

Also CASE'd from Jill.  I used Corner Rounder punch and scrunched the ribbon, instead of tying in a knot.
 I'm not sure exactly where the inspiration for this one came from, or is it CASE'd?  Or, did I actually design this one myself???  I kind of doubt it.  But I can't find where I might have gotten the idea from.  If you know, please kindly let me know and I will credit the original post.

This came about partly because I had a piece of this embossed scrap and can't stand to waste it.  I also wanted to try out the new Vanilla Rosettes that I got.  I colored it using our Stampin' Write marker.  It is soooo easy!  And stunning, isn't it?  I also love that I can tear our cardstock, and there's no white core showing through.  Our cardstock is dyed all the way through.  Wait, I just realized this is not Easter Blossoms.  Oh well.  It's still pretty using the Springtime Vintage DSP.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download), Punch Bunch (FREE Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Papers: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Finial Press embossing folder, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Punch Pack,  Basic Pearls, Scalloped Oval punch, Oval punch, Corner Rounder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon, Scallop Circle punch, Vanilla Rosette, Elegant Lines embossing folder

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Blossoms - DIGITAL Day #9

Can you believe there's more???  I think I'll do another couple of days and I'll move on to a different stamp set.

The first card today is CASE'd from Joanna.  I loved how she used the Beautiful Wings embosslit on this card.  Also, her colors were so soft and feminine.  With my version, I wanted to use the more floral design of the DSP.  Then, I picked my colors from the DSP.  So I used Rose Red and Baja Breeze.  Not a surprise there.  I used Blushing Bride for the butterflies.
I rounded the corners of the main image, then I decided to round the corners of the back layer panel.  For the sentiment, originally I was trying to do something I saw in passing while blogsurfing the other day.  But it didn't turn out right, so I have to go back and review the video.  In any case, I defaulted to my standard, Scalloped Oval and Medium Oval punches.  I decided that was too boring, and was determined to use my Decorative Label punchouts that I had already done.  So I layered everything together.  I actually like how this looks.  This is one of my absolute favorites of this set so far (I think I may have said this about another card or two before.  Ha!).  I just love how this all turned out.

This next one is CASE'd from Kelli, with a minor change toward the bottom of the card.  I was trying to use some of my scraps.  This is from the FREE Sale-a-Bration product called Ice Cream Parlor Paper and Accent Pack, which you can get for FREE with an order of $50.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download), So Happy For You (FREE Sale-a-Bration set)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Brocade Blue (retired)
Papers: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Springtime Vintage DSP, Melon Mambo, Brocade Blue (retired), Ice Cream Parlor DSP (FREE Sale-a-Bration product)
Accessories: Polka Dot embossing folder, Corner Rounder punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly ribbon, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Ice Cream Parlor Accent Pack (FREE Sale-a-Bration product)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Starter Kit - It's a GREAT deal!

If you have ever been interested in stamping and creating cards or scrapbooking, and love a bargain, this is a deal for YOU!  You get some pretty awesome supplies for HALF OFF!!!  The Kit has everything you may need to start crafting.  This special price is only available until the end of March.  So act fast and spread the word!!!

Choose from 2 options and you will get ALL of this (value of over $300 worth of stuff) - for only $148.75 (AND FREE SHIPPING!). PLUS a special bonus bundle worth over $50 (a Simply Sent kit and stamp set, Color Coach, AND a punch).

Just about everything is customizable, too!  You can choose stamp sets, ink colors, cardstock, markers, ribbon, etc.

 *If you sign up through my website by 3/31/11, you will receive a surprise gift from me!*

Here are just a few of the perks and benefits you would receive by joining Stampin' Up!: 

  • As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, keep 20 percent of the personal net sales you earn through workshop and customer direct sales!
  • Earn an extra 10 percent instant income on your first order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. That means you’ll earn up to 30 percent!
  • Receive a special birthday discount, an extra 15% off one item (that means a total of 35% off on one item for your birthday)!
  • Earn additional income (which we call volume rebate) on your monthly net sales of $400 or more. Together, your instant income and volume rebate can reach up to 40 percent of your personal sales a month!
  • Preview and pre-order from any catalogs one month before they go live for the general public.
  • Earn free stamps within the first six months you’re a demonstrator through our Stampin’ Start program.
  • Keep your personal monthly sales at $300 or more, recruit other demonstrators, and you’ll be eligible to earn commission on your recruits’ sales! (We call this downline overrides.) You’ll earn even higher commission as you achieve higher titles and as your sales increase.
  • Enjoy demonstrator-only publication, Stampin' Success; and demonstrator-only forum on Stampin' Connections.
  • Earn cash bonuses, product bonuses, incentive trips, and other awards as you achieve success through our awards and recognition program.
Take a test drive with the Starter Kit, just for ALL of the GREAT stuff!!!  There's no penalty if you decide later that this is not for you.  You still get to keep ALL the stuff from the Starter Kit!

Easy Steps to Sign Up:

1. Go to my website, click here.

2. Click "Start Your Own Business" in the top, right corner.

3. Click "Join Now" on the left side of the page.

4. Complete the agreement and make your choices!!! If you have any problems or questions, please Contact Me.

5. Welcome to Stampin' Up!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter Blossoms - DIGITAL Day #8

The first 3 cards here are CASE'd from swaps on Dawn O's blog.  I had to use the Cr*cut to cut some of my shapes, as I don't have the appropriate die or punch.  For the first card, I love how she used a button on the ribbon.  I basically threaded the twine through the button, take a small piece of ribbon, tie the whole thing to the back of the long ribbon.  Hope that makes sense.  Believe it or not, it actually took me awhile to figure out how to tie everything together.  My fingers are not the most dextrous, apparently, when it comes to tying bows or knots with the ribbon.  I kept feeling like my fingers were just in the way.
 Other than tying the button and ribbons together, this card was easy to put together.  Also loved the use of Square Lattice embossing folder here.

This one, I had to change the papers used.  Then I decided that lining them up straight was not my cup of tea, so I tilted them.  When I saw Dawn's card, I liked the simplicity of it.  But somehow, I don't love this one I made. :-(
This next one is an interesting design, isn't it?  I like how the circle fits just inside the square, which then layers on top of a bigger scallop square.  And of course, how can it not be sweet when you use Crochet Trim?  It's a great ribbon.  If  you don't have it, you really should get it!
ETA: This is CASE'd from Laurie.  See her original card HERE.
The last card is CASE'd from Patti.  Loved the use of the Rosette here; and how the ribbon is not tied in a bow or a knot.  Just cut into the dove tail.  Oh, and I thought adding the Basic Pearls to the left added a touch of sweetness to the card.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download)
Ink: Crumb Cake
Papers: Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Not Quite Navy, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Designer Button, Rosette, Basic Pearls, Scalloped Oval punch, Oval punch, Sponge, 2" circle punch (non-SU), Cr*cut

Friday, March 18, 2011

Easter Blossoms Challenges

Today's cards are CASE'd; but they were originally made for couple of Mojo Monday challenges.  This first one is CASE'd from Vicki (again, I LOVE her cards!), for Mojo Monday a couple of weeks back.  She used Sweet Summer on her card.  There's no reason why I couldn't use my sweet Easter Blossoms again, right?  So, here's my version.  Vicki made hers a square card.  I stuck to the standard A2 size.  I don't have the Eyelet border punch yet, so I used Scalloped Trim border.  I also moved my circle a little bit.
My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download), So Happy For You (SAB)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Papers: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Scalloped Trim border punch, Scalloped Circle punch, Rose Red Seam Binding ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Square Lattice embossing folder

This next card is CASE'd from Krystal.  Hers was originally made for this week's Mojo Monday sketch.    I, of course, changed the main image to my beloved Easter Blossoms.  This little girl is especially sweet. Since I don't have a scrap large enough to do the same background pattern (does that make sense to you???), I had to use a different pattern from the same pack.  Now that I look at Krystal's picture again, I forgot to add the pearls.  I think I'll go add those later.
I didn't have the same satin ribbon, so I used my new favorite, Seam Binding ribbon.  After I tied the Seam Binding ribbon on , I thought it still needed something, so I added a small strip of Crochet Trim and Antique Brad.  What do you think?  I thought it was lovely myself. :)

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download)
Ink: Crumb Cake
Papers: Rose Red, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, 2" circle punch (non-SU), Cr*cut

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Easter Blossoms - DIGITAL Day #6

Back to my lovefest with Easter Blossoms.  This card is CASE'd from Vicki.  I moved the main image to the left side and used Signo white gelpen instead of Basic Pearls around the scallop.  I didn't have the Jewelry Tag punch (that's on the next order) like Vicki did, so I went with my usual... Scallop Oval and Oval punches.
Seriously, I hope you're not sick of these yet.  I have so many more.  These are just so pretty.  And all the ones I've shown so far using this particular pattern from the Springtime Vintage DSP?  ONE SHEET!  In all, I made at least 9 cards with this particular sheet, and I still had some left over that I'm using.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Easter Blossoms (digital download)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze
Papers: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Springtime Vintage DSP
Accessories: Scalloped Oval punch, Oval Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding ribbon, Signo white gelpen, 2" circle punch (non-SU), Cr*cut

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


We interrupt this lovefest with digital Easter Blossoms to bring you a special Sweet Summer card that I CASE'd from Teneale.  Warning, this card was very pretty on Teneale's blog, and looked easy enough to make.  It took me FREAKIN' forever to make!  There are many little elements on this card.  But, oh, isn't it gorgeous?
You probably can't tell, but there's crystal effects on the flowers.  I don't do watercolor very well, so I used the Blender Pen.  The big scallops are made with 1" circle punch.  The button and the faux bow are a little heavy, so I used crystal effects to glue them all down.

Here's the inside.

My Supplies List (all supplies and images by Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp Set(s): Sweet Summer, So Happy For You
Ink: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Papers: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz In-Color Pattern Pack, Concord Crush In-Color Pattern Pack
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, 1" circle punch, Pear Pizzazz Stitched-Poly ribbon, twine, button (my stash), Blender Pen, Crystal Effects
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