Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Are these not the cutest bags ever? I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the NEW Build A Bear Die Cuts, Stamps and Papers that Stampin' Up! has come out with! I am reliving my childhood over in the stamp room cranking out lots of fun little bears! :)

I thought these would make the cutest Trick or Treat loot bags! And I want your kids to have one, too! :)

Join me to make a tote bag, your choice of Halloween Costume and customization. If the name is longer than 5 letters we will use a smaller alphabet die cut.

Here is a close up of the bears in their cute little Halloween Costumes:As a side note, I am working on a Mommy and Me class that you can bring the kids to. But this particular project involves hot iron, and lots of little pieces that are just too complicated for little fingers. Stay tuned though, because I will have a new class in the next week or so that the kids will love. :)

Here is the Class info:

DATE: Sunday, October 18th

TIME: 2:00 PM

COST: $15.00

Space limited to 6 participants. Email me to save your space. Prepayment is required.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day,

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I am so excited about the new ribbons in the catalog! As you know, ribbon is one of my favorite accessories and I think I put it on almost everyone of my cards!
A ribbon share is a GREAT way to get a wide variety of ribbon without purchasing the entire roll! You will have all these awesome colors to match your awesome Stampin' Up! cardstock. Nothing puts the finishing touch on a card or scrapbook page like a touch of high quality ribbon!

Buying all the ribbon in full rolls can be expensive. So, what do you do when you simply HAVE to have it ALL? Join the Ribbon Share! I order full rolls, and divide it up so each person gets a few yards of each color at a fraction of the cost! See below for the available ribbon shares.

GROUP 1 - $33.00 (36 yards of ribbon!)
Get all the NEW ribbons in the catalog!
- 2 yards of 1” Double Stitched Real Red Ribbon
- 3 yards of ALL the In Color ½” Polka Dot Ribbon (Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Melon Mambo)
- 2 yards of ALL the 1 ¼” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Basic Black)
- 2 yards of the ¾” Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
- 3 yards of the 5/8” Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon
- 3 yards of the 5/8” Whisper White Satin Ribbon

GROUP 2 - ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon Share: $22.00 (57 yard of Ribbon!)
You receive 3 yards each of the 19 color grosgrain ribbons: Basic Black, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip (whew!)

Group 3 – 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon Share - $17.00 (27 yards of Ribbon)
You receive 3 yards each of 9 colors: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Real Red, Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Basic Black.

GROUP 4- Taffeta Ribbon Share - $13.00 (16 yards of Ribbon)
You receive 2 yards of each of the following colors: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Mellow Moss, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink

Prices shown include sales tax and shipping. Please email me to sign up!
5 people per Ribbon Share. As soon as I have the number required, ribbon will be ordered

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Christmas Cocoa Stamp A Stack

We are thrilled to announce the details of our upcoming Holiday Stamp A Stack!

You will make 12 cards and a specialized tote to hold the cards in! All the cards feature Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper.

Here is a sneak peek at the projects -

You will make 4 different design cards (3 of each) and the awesome double sided tote (holds 6 cards and envelopes on each side).

Here is the info:

DATE: Saturday November 7th

TIME: 1 PM - 5 PM

PLACE: Giamatti Little League Center, Bristol

COST: $25.00 until October 24th; $30 after October 24th.

Please bring adhesive, bone folder and scissors. You may bring light snacks. Raffle prizes and special order discounts will be offered on this day only!

RSVP to Stamp4joy@comcast.net to attend. Prepayment is required, sorry no refunds.

This is our most popular event! Don't delay getting registered as space fills QUICKLY!

Stamp Happy!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Adorable Gift Card Holder

Here is an easy-peasy lemon-squeezy gift card holder for the holidays (or any day, actually).

We made this at a workshop last week. Not only is it cute, but it's so simple to make that you could crank these out in no time at all.

Start with an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of cardstock (the same size for a card) and score at 2" and 6". Fold up the bottom flap, adhere the sides with Sticky Strip to make the inside pocket for the gift card and simply decorate the front. I added a piece of Whisper White to the top inside flap to stamp a greeting on and a place to sign it.

The best part is that it fits in the standard size envelopes that you use for cards. :) This one uses Real Red Cardstock, a piece of Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, the Jolliest Time of the Year Stamp Set and the new gorgeous Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon. I love this ribbon so much...it's such amazing quality. It was really, really hard for me to cut it up and use it. LOL. I know, I have issues. I tend to hoard pretty paper and pretty ribbon. ;-)

Give it a try and make a few of these for your next holiday or birthday. Give a shout if you have any questions!

Have a great day,

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tons of Tags

For my workshop hostesses this month, I made these adorable pouches filled with Holiday Gift Tags. It features the Hostess Set, Christmas Punch. I love that all the images in this set coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches. These tags were simple and fun to make.

Now for the pouch itself, I used a 6x6 scrapbook page protector, and cut off the side with the holes for the scrapbook. I lined the inside with our Christmas Cocoa Designer Series Paper, and made a backing and the flap out of Soft Suede Cardstock. A velcro fastner keeps it all closed. I added a touch of Vanilla taffeta ribbon and a tag...and viola! a cute little gift!

Here is picture of the flap opened up:

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a grear day,

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Scrapbook Club Sneak Peek

Monday evening is my monthly Scrapbook Club meeting where we get to make two 12x12 layouts. It's a lot of fun and it's great to actually have scheduled time to get some pages completed! We are all so busy that it seems like we never have time to get it done (myself included!).

Here is one of the Halloween Pages we are making tomorrow.... It's using our new Cast A Spell Desginer Series Paper and the House of Haunts Stamp Set.

The title "BOO" was made using the Big Shot. We are going to cut the letters out of chipboard (love that the BIG SHOT cuts over 50 different types of material!) and use some heat and stick powder along with our SuperFine Glitter in purple to make the title. It's very sparkly in person!

The tag on the left is heat embossed in Basic Black on Glossy White Cardstock, and then we used some sponges to apply the color. Such fun techniques!
I still have to get pictures on the 2nd page, but I will share the completed layout when it's all finished! :-)
Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Hello Everyone!

We have confirmed the date for our Holiday Stamp A Stack Event!

It will be held at the Giamatti Little League Center in Bristol on November 7th from 1 - 5 PM.

More details to follow in the next week, so stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Christmas in September Stamp Camp

Coming up next Sunday, Sept. 20th is my Christmas in September Stamp Camp. Join me to make the 4 cards shown below.

Material fee is $10 or waived with a $40 order. There are 2 time slots available, 1 PM and 4 PM.

Please bring adhesive, bone folder and scissors! Email me at Stamp4joy@comcast.net to reserve your space.
Hope to see you all then!
Stamp Happy,

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Digital Studio

Oh, my! I don't know where to start!

I received my copy of Stampin' Up!'s paper crafting software, My Digital Studio, today. To call is a digital scrapbooking program would be a grave injustice.
It not only does pages, it does albums, and greeting cards, and calendars...and you can make movies and burn DVD Videos...

Now, I just got it this afternoon...I was all giddy with excitement as my favorite man in brown delivered it. After dinner, after walking the dog, after making sure homework is done, and backpacks are ready, and kids are showered...then I sat down to play. And you may never hear from me again. LOL. It's THAT good. And I have only scratched the surface.

Here is a page I made tonight...a Halloween page. I love all the digital elements, like the torn edges, the ribbon, the punches, the stamped images...all in SU's Exclusive 48 Colors. WOW!

Be kind, as this is only my first try and I have lots more playing ahead of me! LOL. I will be stuck to this computer all weekend I think!

Look for more projects to come. I am sure I will have lots to share with you very soon! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day,

Monday, September 7, 2009

Time for a Tag Sale!

Well, as much as I hate to do it, I must part with some of my retired stamps and supplies. So, I will be having a Tag Sale on Saturday, September 19th. I have over 150 retired stamp sets for sale, tons of retired Designer Series Paper, retired ribbons, accessories, hodge podge hardware, and on and on it goes.

Stamps are priced up to 50% OFF the retail price (depending on condition). 99% of my stuff is Stampin' Up! There are a few items from other manufacturers as well.

Here is the information:

Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Cash only (no credit cards)

No early birds

Please spread the word and let your friends know! Stamps are priced to sell. I have no more room for these gems...please come give them a new home!

Email me for address if you don't know where I live.

Stamp Happy,

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Class - Holiday Flip Album!

Here's a new class that you will FLIP over! :)

In this class we will use the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit to make this awesome Flip Album!

The album folds together and ties shut with gorgeous Stampin' Up! ribbon. When you untie it, it's an interactive album, that flips in different directions and holds lots of photos. It's perfect on a coffee table or mantle. It also makes a great holiday gift! Think about making one of Christmas's past for parents or Grandparents...it's sure to be a treasured memory for years to come.

Here is the Class information:

DATE: Thursday, October 22nd

TIME: 6:45 PM

COST: $30.00

What to bring: Scissors and adhesive.
Space is limited to 6 participants. Please email me @ Stamp4joy@comcast.net to reserve your space.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :-)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalog Available TODAY, Plus A Special For Hostesses!

The FABULOUS Holiday Mini Catalog is available TODAY, plus there is a GREAT new Hostess special, too!

First, here is the Holiday Mini Catalog if you haven't seen it yet! Stampin' Up! was a bit delayed on the mailings. So, if you have placed orders with me, you should be getting your own copy in the mail. If you want to be added to my mailing list, please drop me a note at Stamp4joy@comcast.net and I will get you one.

Click here to view Holiday Mini in .pdf format!

Click here to view Holiday Mini Stampin’ Supplies!

You can shop on-line any time through my Stampin' Up! Website. Orders will ship right to your home. Just click here and select the SHOP NOW link in the upper right corner.

And secondly, here's what the Hostess Special is all about (Sept. 1-Nov. 30):

  • Host a workshop totaling $250 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10! (*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.)
    **This offer is valid for workshop orders only, and does not apply to online orders.

On October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:

  • Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price: $39.97)!
  • After My Digital Studio is released to customers on October 1, hostesses who hold a $400 workshop will be eligible for both a $10 Holiday Mini item and 50-percent off My Digital Studio.

I am VERY EXCITED about the new Mini Catalog, and My Digital Studio! You won't believe all the AMAZING things in store! My Digital Studio is both PC and Mac compatible! Creating scrapbook pages, books, calendars and cards will be a snap all with Stampin' Up! images, colors and accessories!

Contact me to book your Workshop for the Fall and let me help you earn these items for FREE!

Thanks for stopping by and Stamp Happy!