Saturday, January 30, 2010


I am SO EXCITED to announce a FUN class for you & the kiddo's!


As you may know, Stampin' Up! carries the EXCLUSIVE LINE of BUILD A BEAR Stamp Sets, Die Cuts and Accessories. Come join me to spend a few hours getting crafty with your child!

Here are the projects we will make:

There are 4 projects in this class:

A Tin Purse that holds Die Cut Bears, and clothing! Your child will get to personalize the tin with her initials! :)

Here is what is on the inside: SO FUN getting to dress up your bear! (Trust me, I've done it, and I had the BEST time! LOL).

Your child will also make an 8x8 scrapbook page, a card and a bookmark with her initials!

OK - Here are the details:

DATE(s): Tuesday February 16th OR Thursday February 18th

TIME: 1:00 PM

COST: $10 Per Child

Additional Information:

  • Due to some of the tools we will use, children should be 5 or older.
  • Moms will work together with thier child to complete projects...good bonding time! :0)
  • Please bring adhesive (such as Tombow Mono Adhesive) to complete projects. If you don't have any, I can order some for you. Just let me know and I will tell you the cost.
  • If your child has a Build A Bear, please have her bring it! I will take photographs of the kids with their bears and print them during the class. They will then have a picture for their scrapbook page! FUN!
  • Snacks provided.
  • Space limited to 8 children/parent partners.
  • Please email me to reserve your space.

I hope you can join us! This is great way to spend an afternoon on February Vacation! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Stamp Happy,

Build A Bear Valentines

I've been busy using my Build-A-Bear die cuts to make Valentines for Jacobs class. I feel like a little girl dressing up my bears...just like paper dolls again. I am having a blast! :-)
The Sending Love Designer Paper is so much fun to use for the clothes because it's soooo sparkly!

I am busy working on a Mommy and Me Build A Bear Class for February Vacation. Bring the kiddo's over for a fun afternoon of paper bear crafting! Stay tuned for details!

Have a great weekend everyone, and STAY WARM!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sending Love Stamp Camp Projects - Sunday 1/31

Hello Stampers!

Thanks for stopping by today! I want to share the stamp camp projects we are making at class this Sunday at 1 PM. With Valentines Day coming up soon, we will be spreading the love! :)

These are such fun projects and I had a blast designing them!

Here is a group shot of all 4 projects. We have a really cute card featuring the NEW Heart Treat Cups! How adorbale to be able to send someone some chocolate in their greeting card! I don't know about you, but chocolate makes everything better for me! I would totally LOVE getting that in the mail! :0)

Speaking of chocolate...this is a super cute little treat holder! It has a cello bag on the inside with more sweets! I LOVE the Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon on this fun!

There are still a few seats remaining, and we would LOVE to have you join us! Where else can you have this much fun, making such cute projects for only $10? :)

Please email me to reserve a seat. Please bring scissors and adhesive!

Hope you can join us!

Stamp Happy!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stamp Camp Sample

As promised, here is another card we made at Stamp Camp on Saturday. My stamp room was all a bustle with two back to back camps. Everyone seemed to LOVE the cards and a great time was had by all.

I just love this card and layout! It features the new 2-Step Bird Punch. When I first saw this punch in the mini catalog, I wasn't wild about it. But then I went to Leadership and saw tons of awesome samples, and I fell in love! It punches the branch, bird and wing all at once!

We used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder to emboss on the Rich Razzleberry piece. The Designer Paper is Cottage Wall, and it's just soooo pretty! The border punch down the side is the Scallop Trim Border Punch and it's one of the FREE offerings during Sale-A-Bration.

The bird piece flaps open to reveal a white piece underneath to stamp a greeting or jot a quick note. I love cards that feature a cool fold!

To make this card:

Rich Razzleberry - 5 -1/2" x 4 -1/4"

Cottage Wall Designer Paper - 5 -1/2" x 3"

Orchid Opulance Cardstock - 5- 1/2" x 1"

Layer pieces for the Bird:

Whisper White - 2- 1/2" x 2- 1/2"

Rich Razzleberry - 2 - 3/4" x 2-3/4"

Old Olive - 3" x 3"


  1. Emboss the Rich Razzleberry Piece using the Elegent Bouquet Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.
  2. Fold the strip of Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper in 1/2 legth wise. Attach to the back of the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.
  3. Scallop the edge of the Orchid Opulance strip and adhere underneath the front piece of the Cottage Wall Designer Paper.
  4. Punch bird, wing and brach using the 2 step Bird Punch.
  5. Adhere branch to the Whisper White Piece.
  6. Sponge bird and wing with Rich Razzleberry Ink. Adhere together.
  7. Attach bird to branch with Stampin Dimensional.
  8. Attach bird piece to Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive layers.
  9. Adhere to front flap.
  10. Inclue a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White piece on the inside to stamp greeting.

As you can see, this card is EASY PEASY! You could crank them out in no time at all and they are super cute. My stamping friends LOVED them yesterday!

To shop online, click here. And remember, it's Sale-A-Bration time! Every $50 order gets you FREE STAMPS, PAPER or TOOLS! :)

Have a great day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stamp Camp Sneak Peak

Saturday Jan 23rd is my first Stamp Camp of the new year! I have been having so much fun playing with the new stamps and accessories! I hope my customers love them as much as I do!

Here are 2 of the projects we are making tomorrow.
It should come as no surprise that we will be using Vintage Vogue! It's my favorite set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and so versatile! This card uses Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgandy ink and cardstock. The greeting is from a set called Vintage Labels and it is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can get for FREE with a $50 order. I added quite a bit of sponging on this card to make it look antique. A few gold brads adds just a hint of bling. ;0)
This card is simply Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink and features the I {heart} Hearts Stamp Set and the Sending Love Designer Series Paper. I love that this paper is pre glittered! No mess!
The scallop is made from the new Pinking Hearts Border Punch. I wanted to show this set can be used for so much more than just valentines' day. Any day is a good day to spread a little love.
The greeting is a set called Whimsical Words. There are 8 greetings in this set that all have that beautiful font. It is another FREE SET option with a $50 order.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend!
Tune in tomorrow for the other 2 projects from Stamp Camp!
Hope you can join me next time.

Hope for Haiti

On January 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, leaving in its wake devastation so overwhelming that the Haitian people and their leaders can only look for help from the outside to cope.

As a Stampin′ Up! customer, you can help make a difference in the lives of those who continue to suffer from the effects of this earthquake by purchasing the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set. From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set will be donated to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount (block D recommended)
Item # 118571 Price - $18.95

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount
Item #117010 Price - $26.95

In addition to the donation to the American Red Cross, Stampin' Up! has also assembled and donated 5,000 hygiene kits. I am so proud to be associated with a company that always puts people first and strives for a way to make a difference in the world.

If you want to help out, this set is a great way to do just that. It's an adorable set and is so versatile, and it's a great cause. If you have a local demonstrator, please order through her. If you don't have a demonstrator and want to place an order to help, you may click here to do so. Click SHOP NOW in the upper right corner to get to the Stampin' Up! online store.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Sunday!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mini Catalog Inspiration

After my group meeting on Sunday, I had some down time to play with all my new stampin' goodies! I made a couple of cards that I want to share with you today.

Now, I have to apologize up front...I am hooked on the Vintage look...Vintage Vogue Stamp set in particular. A few more cards and I should get it out of my system. LOL.

This card features the Bella Bleu Designer Paper and the new Vanilla Satin Ribbon...I also added a vanilla half back pearl from the Pretties Kit to the center of the flower.

This is simply Bashful Blue and Soft Suede. The top portion of the card was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots folder, and sponged. The greeting is the Well Scripted Stamp Set in the Mini Catalog. The ribbon is Vanilla Taffeta. The punch is the Sale-A-Bration offering...get it for FREE with a $50 order. I added a vanilla button to the center of the flower and did a bit more sponging.

Stay tuned for more samples coming your way!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sharing What I Love

Happy Monday Everyone -

I had a great weekend and hope you did too! I got together with my group of demonstrators. I absolutely LOVE the times we have together. We laugh, we learn, we share, we EAT and we stamp! Today I showed them how to make the Heart Treat Cups Card and a cool flower we learned at Leadership. Here are a few of the gals stamping and having a great time.

Is stamping or crafting a part of your life? Have you ever thought about doing what I do?
I joined this Company 7 years ago so that I could stay at home with my kids, and still contribute to my family income. It's been a great choice...and the people I have met have enriched my life beyond measure!

During Sale-A-Bration there is a Starter Kit Special! Take 15% off the price of the starter kit, and you get to add any additional stamp set of your choice to your kit for free!
So, if you want to earn some extra money, or just want to get a discount on your stamps, Stampin' Up! is the place for you. You would LOVE being apart of this great company as much as we all do.

Want more info? Drop me a note and I will email you some info.
No pressure, no obligation. I just want to share what I love with you!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Feeling The Love....

Here are some more card samples from Leadership. Hope you enjoy the creative inspiration!

One of my very clever fellow demonstrators made this so cute Cupid card. This is the Build A Bear die cut for the Big Shot. She made him a little diaper, sash, arrow and even vellum wings. I thought she did a great job! Excuse my thumb in the lower left corner...we were sitting having coffee when she showed me her sample and I quick snapped a picture. Too cute!

On January 5th, Stampin' Up! release the Heart Treat Cups and coordinating Sweetheart Stamp set. How cool is this? You punch out with the Full Heart Punch and put the cup in the center and fill it with treats! Wouldn't you love to get this in the mail? There are even padded envelopes to mail these cards so they don't get squished! I will be featuring the Heart Treat Cups at my Sending Love Stamp Camp on Jan. 31. Come make one!

One of my altime favorite sets is the Always Stamp set. It's just classy and has this beautiful heart in it. It can be used for more than Valentines Day of course. But I love this card with the black and red contrast. Elegent and classy!

This card has some awesome new products on it. The background was done with the new Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder. Love it! And the butterflies are made with the Stampin' Up! Exclusive new Beautiful Wings Embosslit die! It cuts and embosses all these cute butterflies at once. A time saver, and the embossing on them very cool!

To place an order online for any of these new products, click here and select SHOP NOW in the upper right corner. And don't forget the FREE pickins' with every $50 order!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Nothing Says Love like a Handmade Valentine...

Tell them how you really feel with a special card made with your hands...
not your wallet.

Join me at one of my classes and start spreading the love....

January Open Stamp Night

It’s your turn to PLAY in my stamp room! You get to use my stamps, inks, punches, even the Big Shot! No formal projects are planned, but I am here to help with creative ideas and suggestions. Please bring your own cardstock and adhesive.

$5 to participate. Snacks and beverages served. Space is limited to 8 participants.

Friday, January 15th. 7 PM – 11 PM.

New Occasions Mini Catalog/SALE-A-BRATION Stamp Camp

Have you seen the new mini catalog? How about the SAB Brochure? Stamps and Paper and Ribbons, OH MY! Join me for stamp camp where you will make 4 projects featuring new products from both of these amazing catalogs. 1 PM is full, but there is still space in the 4 PM class. $10 Material fee. Please bring adhesive and scissors. January 23rd, 4 PM.

Sending Love Valentines’ Day Stamp Camp

Make 4 projects with the central theme of LOVE. Material Fee is $10.00

10 Spaces available. RSVP to save your seat. Please bring adhesive and scissors.

Sunday, January 31 – 1 PM.

Chipboard LOVE Book –

Did you see the new heart book in the mini catalog? We will be using it with the Sending Love Designer Paper, Satin Ribbon and other embellishments to make an adorable chipboard book just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Class Fee - $25.00 (includes book, a full pack of Sending Love Designer Paper, and all embellishments to complete project). You will have a TON of paper left over, and are you going to LOVE it. Pre-glittered and gorgeous! Please bring adhesive and scissors. Space Limited to 10.

Saturday, February 6th, 1 PM

Birthday Mini Stamp A Stack –

It’s a new year, and we ALL need Birthday Cards. So join me to make 10 of them! 5 Designs, 2 of each. Class fee is $20. Includes envelopes and refreshments. Space limited to 10. Please bring adhesive, bones folder and scissors. Sunday, February 21, 1 PM.

Please email me at to reserve your space at any of these events.

Bring a friend who has never stamped with me before, and take $5.00 off your registration fee!

More Leadership Samples

Here are some more swaps that I got at Leadership. I love them all and I hope you will enjoy them also! These all featurs the new stamp set I {heart} Hearts on the Occasions Mini Catalog. How awesome that it also coordinates with the Full Heart and Heart to Heart Punches! You will also notice a new set on the first two in a beautiful font...that is the Well Scripted Stamp Set, also found in the Occasions Mini. So many new great stamps and accessories available, that I have to have them all! :)

The scallop trim border punch on this first card is one of the many FREE Sale-A-Bration items. You can get it for FREE with a qualifying order!

This new border punch is the Pinking Hearts punch. When you punch it out, it leaves all these cute little heart confetti. :) This is also found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

The greeting on this sample is Whimsical Words and is another one of the FREE selections during Sale-A-Bration. There are so many wonderful choices this year, you're going to have a hard time choosing just one!

To place your online order, click here, and select SHOP NOW in the upper right corner.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Would you love to get everything in the Occasions Mini but that would bust the budget???

If so, then my product shares are perfect for can get an assortment of the satin ribbons, designer series papers, embellishments, or have it all at a fraction of the cost!!

Designer Series Paper Share

You will receive 72 (seventy two) 6" x 6" sheets of designer paper, this is a real bargain!! There will be 12 sheets of the Sending Love pre-glittered Designer Paper, 12 sheets of the Shades of Spring Designer Paper, and 48 sheets of the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper!

$17 including tax and shipping! You pay a fraction of the full package cost and you will have a TON of paper for cardmaking and scrapbooking!

Satin Ribbon Share

There is only one word that describes our Satin Ribbon....YUMMY! It is the HIGHEST quality ribbon you can buy...and unlike the ribbon in stores, it is SATIN on BOTH SIDES! Delicious! Once you try it, you are going to want ALL OF IT! So here is a cost effective way to get ALL the colors!

You will get 3 yards of each of the 9 colors for a total of 27 yards of superior ribbon!

$21.00 including shipping and tax ! (each roll individually is $9.00 - so to buy all 9 rolls with shipping and tax would be close to $100!) WHAT A BARGAIN!


Have you seen the new Sending Love Epoxy brads and the cordoroy buttons? They coordinate with the Sending Love Designer Paper, and they are adorbale!

And lets not forget the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers and Leaves. They are hand-stitched and so cute!

You will get a total of 12 Designer Brads - 4 each of Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Chococlate Chip and 12 Cordoroy Buttons (6 of Pretty in Pink, and 6 Real Red). You also get 13 pieces of the Sweet Pea Stiched Felt (2 of the 3 petal flowers, 5 of the French knot circles, 4 leaves, and 2 of the 6 petal flowers).

$14 including shipping and tax!
What a deal!

But wait....WANT IT ALL? Get all 3 Product Shares for only $48.00!

We need 4 people for each of the shares, so contact me to sign up for your favorite! I will be taking orders this week and ordering on January 24th.

Stamp Happy and Enjoy your day!

A Quilters Dream Come True

Our final moments at Leadership were SO exciting! Shelli presented an award to fellow Demonstrator, Jill Olsen for her efforts in blazing the trail with the Big Shot and our die-cuts into the textile industry.

She showed off all the incredible quilts and fabric things she has made and the amazing work she has done blending our products into the world of fabric. As a side note - did you know you can cut 8 layers of fabric with the Big Shot?? Not being a seamstress, I had no idea!

My dear friend, Lisa Freeman, had already taken the leap into textile with her Big Shot, and made me the cutest tote bag! I carried my card swaps in it, and people stopped me all through the conference to take pictures of the bag. She used our Scallop Square Die Cut and the Flower Folds Die cut. Isn't this the cutest thing ever????

Here are a few more pictures; a close up of the flower and the back of the bag:

The Big Shot is the only die cut machine that can cut through fabric! What a dream come true for Quilters who normally have to cut the squares out by hand. The Big Shot is a HUGE time saver!

Here are some of the quilts that were on display at Leadership. These were all made using the Big Shot and Stampin' Up! dies! Aren't they beautiful?

If you are a quilter, or know someone who is, make sure to forward this post to them! I would be happy to do a quilting workshop for anyone who is interested in learning how the Big Shot can make quilting easier and faster. :)

Have a great day!