Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New My Digital Studio Downloards

Stampin' Up! released 3 new products today for My Digital Studio.  Not only can you get a free 30 day trial of My Digital Studio, all Digital Kits are 50% off in celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day!!!  AND while you are there, dowload the 3 freebies!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Feel Better

This is a CASE of another card from Regionals that I fell in love with!  A few differences, but with a quick colour change to pink, this card is perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

  • 8 1/2" x 11" Melon Mambo Cardstock
  • 8 1/2" x 11" Basic Grey Cardstock
  • 8 1/2" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock
  • Pleasant Poppies Stampset
  • Melon Mambo Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Sassy Salutations Stampset
  • Melon Mambo Ink
  • Extra Large Curly Label Punch
  • Scallop Dots Melon Mambo Ribbon

Monday, October 29, 2012


On Monday, October 29, 2012 starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off. This means all stamps in our current catalogues including: Background stamps Personalized name stamps Cookie press stamps Single-image stamps This DOES NOT include Hostess sets Bundled stamp sets Digital stamp brush sets There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order. Any order type qualifies for this promotion-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. Make sure you don't miss out, and place your order today at!!! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Individual Stamps

Stampin' Up! recently announced that in a pilot program they would be offering select stamps from sets as individual stamps. And now, they are offering additional stamps! See below for the options:
Details -These stamps are available on any order type—customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers. -These won’t be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105). -This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only. -The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers. -There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy. -This offer is not available in Quebec. -Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shake your Booty!

I love this stampset!!! Maybe its my shoe fetish, or maybe its the phrases in this one, not sure which, but I LOVE it!!! This is another one from regionals that we did in a recent workshop & at class. Supplies: Basic Black Cardstock Gumball Green Cardstock Elegant Eggplant Cardstock Island Indigo Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Gumball Green Marker Elegant Eggplant Marker Island Indigo Marker Versamark Ink Black Embossing Powder Basic Black Ink Bootiful Occasions Chevron Embossing Folder Framelits Window Frames Collection Heat Gun Buttons Deckorative Label Punch Big Shot 1 1/4" square punch In Colour Designer Series Paper Regal Designer Series Paper Enjoy!!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spooky Creepy

Hello! This is another Halloween card we've done this month! This one is a CASE of one that I saw at Regionals and absolutely loved!!! I can't get enough of that little mummy, he's so cute! Supplies: Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad Basic Black Ink Pad Basic Grey Cardstock Basic Black Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Brights Designer Series Buttons Border Banter Stampset Googly Ghouls Stampset Googlies Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper (quite possibly my favorite Stampin' Up! Paper!) Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Boo! This was one of the Halloween cards I had ready for this month. I just love the googlie eyes! Supplies: Pumpkin Pie Cardstock Basic Black Cardstock Lucky Limeade Cardstock Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper Basic Black Ink 2 3/8" scallop circle punch 1 3/4" circle punch Googly Ghouls Stampset Modern Label Punch Scallop Border Punch Textured Impressions - Spiderweb and of course....Googlies! Enjoy!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hello everyone, Today is Stampin' Up's book-a-thon! What this means---Stampin' Up! is putting out some prizes to encourage us to book parties with you! From November 1-December 16th, all hostesses that hold a workshop that earns $575.00 in sales earns a FREE COLLECTION OF CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADS!!!!! You get to pick from the Regals, Brights, and Subtles Collections! This is an additional $64.95 value for you on TOP of the standard hostess benefits!!! And as part of the book-a-thon, I will throw in a free stampset of your choice valued at $20.00, just for hosting! The one catch--you have to book a workshop today to get the free stampset! As a hostess, you provide the friends and a few snacks, and I provide the project to do. It's up to you, it can be at my house or yours, whatever works best for you! Please send me an email if you are interested, and we will work together to pick a date. Also, if you don't think you know enough people, you might be surprised! I've attached out 40 people in 4 minutes worksheet to help you think of people to invite! Can't wait to hear from you! Thanks!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crop & Create Ottawa

I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend Crop & Create in Ottawa hosted by Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. You may be thinking, what does this have to do with Stampin' Up!??? Well, Stampin' Up! was one of the (many) fantastic sponsors! And I learned a ton that you'll be seeing in upcoming classes! I took all 6 classes being offered (and I'm planning to go to Markham and am hoping to do the same thing in February--well worth it in my opinion!). Here's some photos:
Catherine from Scrapbooks & Cards Today
Kelly Goree--Who's work I've admired for YEARS! And here`s the 2 classes I took from Kelly G.:
Her Designers Dozen layout class
And her Paper Mixology Class
And then there is Kelly Purkey. I`ve also followed her blog for years. If you ever want to follow a scrapbooker that concentrates on scrapbooking her MANY trips, hers is a great one!
From Kelly P.`s Stampendous class.
And from her Misting & More Mini Album Class
And then there is Vicki Boutin. She always makes me laugh. And she concentrates on my favorite thing: TECHNIQUES!!!
From Vicki`s Technique Saavy class (or bootcamp as Catherine refers to it--And I loved it!!!)
And from her Easy, Detailed, Expert Class AND THEN...there were the Make & Takes:
These were only some of the Make & Takes included in our goodie bag (there is more--I just don`t have them done yet!).
And these were some of the Make & Take Classes that were available (I ran out of time, and didn`t get them all done)! It was a FANTASTIC weekend and well worth going. I made some new friends, and had a great time. And, one last thing, I stayed at the Hotel Indigo. I love the mural:
Hopefully I`ll have more for you after Markham in February! Later!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hamilton Stampin' Up! Regionals

I keep forgetting to post about the Regionals!! In August, I was very fortunate to attend the Stampin' Up! Regionals in Hamilton with my upline Amanda and her mom (who later signed up as a Demonstrator!!!). We had a great time and I met a ton of other demonstrators, some of the Stampin' Up! Staff and....Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin' Up! (who is extremely sweet and friendly!). I had a great time, participated in some swaps to get a ton of new ideas, took a ton of photos (around 500--mostly of new ideas!). And although I haven't blogged about regionals yet, you've already been making some of the card ideas I got!
The Stampin' Up! theme of the year!
A photo of the room and everyone hard at work (this is probably the shortest side of the room--I thought I had a better shot then this!)
Shelli herself!
The project Shelli demo'd (this is only part way through--it was absolutely stunning!)
One of the MANY ideas they gave us. This is a project Shelli and her daughter did for a class back in Utah.
There were a TON of giveaways. This was a stampset I had kept looking at in the holiday catalog and had just about ordered!!!
And then there were the make & takes! These were the 3 different make & takes we did. My favorite part--they use only 2 stampsets (1 image set, 1 sentiment set), it was a set I hadn't really considered, but I now LOVE, and they gave us 3 different ideas on how to use them (and there were even more ideas on the idea boards at the back of the room!). Now--for the bonus part for you guys: I'm going to teach these 3 make & takes. Because of the holidays, it won't be until January, but look for more details soon!! Later!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MDS 2 Downloads from October 9

Check out the new downloads for MDS 2 that went live on October 9th! Go to my website for more at Haven't tried MDS 2 yet? Check it out with the free 30 day trial! It's very intuitive and easy to use! Later!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thank you

Another card from Regionals (unfortunately again I don't remember who designed it), and if I remember right I may have changed a few things, but this is a nice and easy one that can easily be changed to another sentiment to suit almost any occasion. Supplies: Lacy & Lovely Stampset 2 1/2" Circle Punch Basic Black Ink Rose Red Ink Perfect Plum Ink Not Quite Navy Ink Garden Green Ink Not Quite Navy Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Perfect Plum Cardstock Garden Green Cardstock Framelits Window Frames Big Short Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Love & Laughter Congratulations Card

Another one perfect for a wedding or engagement. And again one that I fell in love with in the catalog. Supplies: Love & Laughter Stampset Basic Grey Cardstock Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack in the Brights Collection Brushed Silver Cardstock Glimmer Paper in Silver Silver Embossing Powder Versamark Heat Gun Basic Grey Ink Small Heart Punch Corner Punch Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Birthday!

You can never have enough birthday cards! This one is a "knock-off" of another one from regionals but with some colour changes to suit what I had on hand. Supplies: Moving Forward Stampset Melon Mambo Scallop Dots Ribbon Island Indigo Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock International Bazaar Designer Series Paper Framelits Labels Collection Big Shot Markers in Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Basic Black Square punch Enjoy!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

With Sympathy

This is another one that I saw at Regionals (see a theme here recently). Unfortunately not sure who designed the original, but I LOVED it. I attached a photo of it when I sent my newsletter right before this class, and everyone wanted to make it! Supplies: Basic Grey Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Basic Black Cardstock My Friend Stampset Loving Thoughts Stampset Basic Grey Ink Sponge Versamark Clear Embossing Powder Heat Gun Basic Black Ink **Hint: Sometimes, with clearmount stamps, I snip them in to two pieces to get more use out of them. You do need to be careful doing this, but it does work. Make sure that there is space between the 2 parts that you want to divide and use a pair of really sharp scissors. You do void any warranty doing this, but to me, its worth it to get more use (and you can always put them back together on your clear block if you want to use them together).

Friday, October 5, 2012

Grandparents (or other family members)

This is another one that was based on a card I saw at regionals (I apologize, I`m not sure who did this one), but for those with a big shot, this is a fantastic example of the several different things you can do with the big shot! We did this one for grandparents day this year (although due to my schedule, we might have done it a little after grandparents day, but it would work to drop any grandparent a quick note throughout the year). You can also change the stamp (and still use the Loved Ones Stampset) very easily. Supplies: Night of Navy Cardstock Gumball Green Cardstock Whisper White Cardstock Designer Series Paper in Real Red Polka Dot Bigz Lattice Die Big Shot Textured Impressions Square Lattice Sizzix Sizzlits Lots of Tags Night of Navy Ink Real Red Ink Gumball Green ink Sponge Loved Ones Stampset **Heres a quick hint: The Lots of Tags Die cuts both the oval and the Decorative Frame and perforates between them. I cut them in Whisper White, detached them, and then inked the Decorative Frame the blue**

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


I have to admit, this one is straight out of the current catalog, but it's one I've loved since I saw it. It would work for a new baby, a graduation, an engagement, or a wedding! Supplies: Whisper White Cardstock Basic Grey Cardstock Pool Party Cardstock Basic Grey Ink Pool Party Ink Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Jewels Basic Rhinestone Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Promo

Theres a new promo from Stampin' Up!: It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town! Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper. Contact me for more details!

Monday, October 1, 2012

The 5 minute Happy Birthday card!

This is a card that was demo'd at regionals, and is definitely a 10 minute card! Supplies: Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder Gumball Green Embossing Powder White Embossing Powder Versamark Heat Gun Black Cardstock Sassy Salutations Stampset Everyone loved this one at the last class, and everyone agreed it was quick and easy if you are in a hurry (and as an added bonus--it would work for masculine birthdays!) Enjoy!