Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Merry Merry Merry!

This one is right out of my Stampin' Success Magazine, and I really like it!

  • Naturals Ivory Cardstock
  • Paper piercing Pack Essentials
  • Stampin' Pierce Mat
  • Merry Minis Stampset
  • Merry Minis Punch Pack
  • Border Banter Stampset
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink 
  • More Mustard Ink
  • Gumball Green Ink
  • Trimmer

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Heart of Christmas

I love this sentiment!  I don't usually buy wood mount stamps (only because of storage), but I'm so glad I picked this one up!  Definitely one my favorite sentiments!

  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • Midnight Muse Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Heart of Christmas Stamp
  • Midnight Muse Stamp pad
  • Framelits Labels Collection
  • Big Shot
  • Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Lacy Brocade
  • Punch extra large Heart to Heart
  • Brights Collection Designer Series Paper - Old Olive
  • Merry Minis Punch Pack

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Greetings of the Season

Again, not the best photo due to the reflection of the light, but this has to be my favorite from the holiday cards we've done so far!

  • Brushed Silver Cardstock
  • Glimmer Paper Silver
  • Basic Grey Ink
  • Snowflake Soiree Stampset
  • 1 1/4" Circle Punch
  • 1 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Greetings of the Season Stampset
  • Basic Grey Cardstock
  • Textured Impressions Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot

Friday, November 23, 2012

Talking Tags

Stampin' Up! is now offering Talking Tags so that you can send voice messages with your cards!  Again, it's best said by them, so here you go:

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!

How to Buy Talking Tags:

Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $9.95 (item 129723).

How to send a voice message:
Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on your smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Simply Sent! iPhone app

Stampin' Up! now has a iPhone app!  It's best explained from them, so here you go:

"It has been hard to keep this a secret-we're so excited about it! We have created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!

Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what they can create when they buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! We hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:

Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store.

Try it out!"

For Android users, no worries, there is an app for you in the works too.  I'll let you know as soon as its released!


A little hard to see in the photo, as the light kept reflecting off it, but the snowflakes in this one actually sparkle, making it a fan favorite!
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Snowflake Soiree Stampset
  • Versamark Ink
  • Irridescent Ice Embossing Power
  • Heat Gun
  • Sponge
  • Early Espresso Cardstock
  • Early Espresso Embossing Powder
  • Early Espresso Ink

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sizzix Texture Boutique

Stampin' Up! is working with Sizzix and has a select number of Texture Boutiques available for sale!  The Texture Boutique is similar to the Big Shot on a smaller scale, but it does not die cut, only embosses.  The benefits though are the size (much smaller then the Big Shot) and the price tag!  Contact me today to order one, or order one from my website at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Simply Scrappin' Christmas Lane Scrapbook Layout

And the third layout from our October Scrapbook Class.

  • Simply Scrappin' Christmas Lane Designer Series Paper (Discontinued)
  • Patterns Stack Brights Collection Designer Series Paper
  • 12x12 Early Espresso Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Whisper White Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Gumball Green Cardstock
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • 2 1/2" Circle Punch
  • 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Large Delicate Doilies Die
  • Big Shot

Monday, November 19, 2012

Online Extravaganza!!!

Starting today, Monday November 19th, Stampin' Up! is offering an online sale, their annual Online Extravaganza with savings of up to 50% off!  And no Extravaganza would be complete without door crashers!  Today only, purchase the Big Shot, Diagonal Score Plate, or Big Shot Doctors Bag for 20% off!  That is the cheapest I've seen the Big Shot anywhere!  See below for a complete list of sale items including the door crashers for the last day of the sale on Wednesday November 28th.

And, there are several ways to purchase these products.  Go to or email me to place an order!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

It's coming....

It's coming tomorrow!  Check my blog for more details tomorrow!

Howlstooth & Scarringbone Scrapbook Layout

This is another one from our October Scrapbooking Class.

  • 12x12 Basic Black Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Basic Grey Cardstock
  • Howlstooth & Scarringbone Designer Series Paper
  • First Edition Designer Series Paper
  • Corner Punch
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • Clips
  • 3/16" Metallic Brads
  • Calypso Coral Bakers Twine

Friday, November 16, 2012

Comfort Cafe Scrapbook Layout

  • 12x12 Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations Cardstock
  • 12x12 Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Very Vanilla Cardstock (Cut 1"x8 1/2" strip to use later)
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, and Daffodil Delight Cardstock (for the butterflies)
  • Basic Black Ink Refill
  • Stampin' Spritzer
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • 1 1/4" Square Punch
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


This one is a CASE of a Card I saw from Vicki Boutin in Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine.

  • 8 1/2 x 11 Early Espresso Cardstock
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Confetti Cardstock
  • Patterns Stack Brights Collection Designer Series Paper
  • Howlstooth & Scarringbone Designer Series Paper
  • First Edition Designer Series Paper
  • Small 3/16" Corner Punch
  • 1 3/4" Circle Punch
  • 2 1/2" Circle Punch
  • Brights Collection Buttons
  • Baby Bundle Stampset
  • Extra Large Modern Label Punch
  • Basic Black Classic Ink 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MDS2 Releases!

These are the new releases for MDS2.  Be sure to check them out at

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Anniversary

  • 12 x 12 River Rock Cardstock
  • 12 x 12 Whisper White Cardstock
  • International Bazaar Designer Series Paper
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • Framelits Labels Collection Dies
  • Big Shot
  • A Word for You Stampset
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Small Heart Punch
  • Mini Clothespins
  • Satin Stitched Midnight Muse Ribbon
P.S. As most of you know, my mom is always digging in my craft room, looking for thank you cards--so as you can see, a quick change of the stamp, makes a perfect card for mom!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Digital Download Day!!!

It's Tuesday, and that means it's digital download day!  Stampin' Up! has added some new designs to their digital offerings.  Check them out!!

Don't forget to check out the Ink-redible deal too, for all you traditional paper crafters!


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Have you seen it yet????

In case you haven't seen it yet, Stampin' Up! has now published select articles from our Stampin' Success magazine for everyone to view!!  As a demonstrator, I get this great magazine bi-monthly!  It gives me card ideas, scrapbooking ideas, and business ideas--just one of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
And, take a look at this first page:
That's right!  Stampin' Up!'s got two ways for your customers to get FREE INK from November 1 through December 16:
Hostesses who hold a minimum $575 party will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads!
New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! during the promotion period will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads with their Starter Kit!
It's an INK-redible time to host a Stampin' Up! party and join the Stampin' Up! family!

The rest of the selected articles from the magazine:

Now, I know these may be difficult to see on my blog, so go to to see the .pdf file (much easier to read!!)

Interested in joining Stampin' Up! or hosting a party?  Let me know!