Wednesday, January 4, 2017


The Occasions Catalog starts today, & so does Sale-A-Bration.

If you did not receive a copy in the mail you can download it here. Occasions catalog is available from Jan 4th - May 31st 2017.


Now on to Sale-A-Bration.  From Jan 4th - March 31st 2017 you can earn a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog with every $50.00 purchase (before shipping & tax).  See what you can get for free here.

If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like an Occasions and/or SAB catalog, I'm happy to send you one.  E-mail me with your name and mailing address please.
Happy Stampin',

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year...

Here’s to a wonderful new year and a warm adieu to the old, here’s to happiness good times, good cheers and the many joys yet to unfold. 

This was a very quick & easy card to make.  I wanted to use up the Emerald Envy ribbon I had left over from the Holiday catalog.  I have to say this is not one of my favorite colors.

So.. I made another attempt with the Dapper Denim.

Hope you enjoy.

See you all in 2017.  Look forward to another creative year.

Happy Stampin',

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!!

This was the last Christmas card I made for this year. 

A very simple card to make.  I needed to send out cards to my stamp club members & almost all the other cards I had we had made in classes, so I thought they needed something new.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays..

Happy Stampin',


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas Bag

I am not sure where the time goes.  But, it sure seems like as soon as Thanksgiving comes & goes, the days just fly by.  I had good intentions of getting more posts done last week and it just didn't happen.

So today I am posting the large bag we made in the Tags, Bags & Gift Card class.  I have had this project on a shelf for over a year & finally got around to turning it into something.  Although it looks a little deceiving, it's actually very simple to make.  I got the idea for this project at craftycarolinecreates & she has a great video.  Thanks Caroline for the inspiration.

Now, most crafters have just been using DSP, which you can do.  I decided to use card stock & attach DSP to the front.  I felt it made the bag just a little sturdier.

 Score both 12 x 12 pieces on 2" & 9" rotate & score 3" & 9".  On 1 sheet cut away both squares as shown above.  Save these for later to use to make the bow. Burnish & fold all score lines. The 2' section is folded in the opposite direction.

On the other sheet with the 2" on the left cut up to the fold on both ends.  I glued a piece of cardboard, to the bottom.  The stuff that comes in the DSP 12 x 12 packs works great for this.  I always do a practice fold before putting adhesive on. I used Tear & Tape, but Tombo Glue or Fast Fuse will also work.  Now would also be a good time to add your DSP on the front & back.  It can be added after you make the box, but it is a little easier to do before hand. If you watch the video from Caroline, you will see that she tapes her 2' piece down.  I did mine a little different so when you put it together you can slide one flap on top of the other on the 2' piece.  It will make since as you are putting it together.

Card Board 2 7/8" x 5 7/8"
DSP 2 @ 5 1/4" x 5 1/2"
DSP 2 @ 1 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Cherry Cobbler 3" x 4 3/4"
Garden Green 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla 2 1/2" x 41/4"

Attach the DSP on the 2" top fold after you have the bag assembled. 

For the bow, I used the opposite color of the bag.  The square piece you cut out at the beginning works great for this.

Can't forget to decorate the back, & punch holes to feed the ribbon through.

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Garden Green 12" x 12"" Card Stock"
Garden Green 12" x 12"" Card Stock"

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',


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Monday, December 5, 2016

Gift Card Holders

Last Saturday I had a Tags, Bags & Gift Card class, so I though I would share one of the projects we made.

 We made 2 tags, 1 out of Crumb Cake & 1 out of Real Red.

These have to be one of the simplest gift card holder to make.

3 x 8 1/2" piece of card stock
Score on the long side (8 1/2") @ 1 3/4" & @ 5 3/4"
DSP - 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" & 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Whisper White piece on inside 1 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Bell Band - 1" x 8 1/2"
Stamp & die cut tag & your done!

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Hope to have the rest of the projects posted later this week.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Stampin',

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Year End Close Out!!


Stampin' Up is offering up to 60% off on select items.  High inventory merchandise, year end close out & retiring products.  From December 1st - January 3rd 2017 or while supplies last.

 High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
        • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,
          after which they will be only available while supplies last.
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
         Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items
          will be discontinued after January 3.

Holiday Retiring List

Holiday Carry Over List

You can also access all sales here at Stampin Up'

Let me know if you have any questions, or would like to place an order.

Happy Stampin',

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Vintage Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well, I didn't get all my cards mailed in time, so some of you will receive them today.  Hand delivered.  Today's card is a technique called Joseph's Coat.  I got my inspiration from Pinterest, just do a search - Stampin' Up Josephs Coat.  I didn't link anybody specific, because I had looked at so many in the process.


For the background you need to sponge with Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Dapper Denim, & Wisteria Wonder.

You need to be very generous when adding color to the background.  You want it to be very vibrant.

Then stamp the background with Versa Mark Ink.  Now I had a little mistake while stamping.  I accidentally stamped in the watermelon Wonder instead of Versa Mark.(that's what happens when you have a ton of inks of on your desk at the same time.)  So...I went with it.  Stamp 3 times with Versa Mark, stamp once in Watermelon Wonder then into Versa Mark.  Clean stamp & repeat.  Now you can add embossing powder.  Then take the new sponge brayer & Early Espresso & cover the entire piece.  Use the brayer in both directions so you don't get any lines.  Everything under the embossing will pop thru.

Die cut one leaf from Dapper Denim & out of the middle of Crushed Curry stamp & emboss the leaf with Watermelon Wonder & die cut it out.  You will be covering up what you cut out so your not going to see it, & you are saving paper.

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Hope you enjoyed my version of the Josephs Coat technique.

Have a great Turkey Day!

Happy Stampin'


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