Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free Shipping on all orders placed today through Dec. 23rd that are $70 or more!

Retirement list + Free shipping $ 10% off

Retired List Pricing 10% Off Dates: December 9‐23, 2008
Item # Description US Regular Price 10% OFF

107027 Ahoy, Matey           23.95       21.56  
109401 Baby Jesus Is Born    15.95    14.36  
109552 Beautiful Life          20.95        18.86  
111169 Big Birthday Candle    22.95    20.66  
109411 Brocade Basics          23.95     21.56  
109529 Bronc Buster              18.95    17.06$  
109288 Bundled in Love        27.95   25.16$  
110999 Bursting with Joy   18.95        17.06
109527 Calendar Cues          10.95    9.86   
104421 Canvas                  17.95      16.16  
111074 Classic Backgrounds    15.95   14.36  
108559 Crab & Company        27.95    25.16  
111076 Dad's Day                  22.95        20.66  
109250 Dots Are Hot          23.95       21.56  
109365 Elegant Notes          20.95     18.86  
104383 Everyday Flexible Phrases   41.95    37.76  
109519 Everything Baby       17.95      16.16  
109343 Fabulous Flowers      22.95      20.66  
104769 Floral                    17.95        16.16  
111085 Form & Function      17.95    16.16 
111339 Fruit Stand          18.95        17.06 
109240 Ginormous Flowers   28.95    26.06  
109262 Happiness        17.95       16.16  
110969 Hattitude             24.95        22.46 
109284 Haunting Halloween    18.95     17.06 
111001 Hi & Hello        15.95        14.36  
109308 It's All Good        12.95      11.66
109453 Just Golf          12.95     11.66 
109451 Just Hockey        12.95    11.66 
109505 Keep Christmas     19.95    17.96 
111095 Kind Thoughts       25.95     23.36
111341 Light unto My Path, A      18.95     17.06  
110376 Merry & Bright       14.95     13.46  
109345 Moose You        17.95     16.16  
109320 On the Fly      19.95       17.96  
107192 Paisley         17.95       16.16 
111103 Perfect Timing      12.95   11.66  
109393 Pictograms     13.95      12.56 
109491 Posy        17.95           16.16  
111119 Pretty Peony       36.95    33.26  
110972 Riot of Petals 17.95       16.16  
109292 Seasonal Whimsy    23.95   21.56  
111056 Seriously Sassy   23.95        21.56  
109483 Sleigh Bells Ring      15.95    14.36  
111123 So Cool           18.95        17.06  
111125 Spring Pictograms 13.95        12.56  
107173 Starstruck       10.95        9.86    
111022 Stemming From 15.95        14.36  
110998 Stitched         17.95       16.16  
104243 Summer by the Sea  28.95        26.06 
107133 Take Three       17.95      16.16  
111060 Text & Texture      25.95    23.36  
109475 Thanks for Everything       17.95   16.16  
107383 Thoroughly Thankful       22.95    20.66  
102744 Tree for All Seasons, A 12.95        11.66  
111179 Twill        17.95     16.16  
107123 Warm Words 20.95        18.86  
107159 Well-Worn Alphabet      41.95     37.76  
107157 Well-Worn Numbers        22.95    20.66  
109232 Winds of Grace      19.95       17.96  
109469 Wishing You Cheer      13.95    12.56  
109300 With Gratitude       22.95       20.66  
103875 Wonderful Words       20.95    18.86  
109467 Wondrous Gift       22.95     20.66 

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...and a SALE!

Stampin' Up! is offering some wonderful bundles, but only this weekend! Don't wait in line or get up early, just grab your cup of coffee and take a look at all the options, and order as many as you need!

Click on this HERE to see the great bundles, then contact me, or visit my website, to place an order.

Have a great Thanksgiving and I hope you enjoy family and friends this holiday season.

Monday, November 10, 2008

November promotion

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
112735 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Home Decor

I just completed a home decor project, using a mirror.  I really like and I'm excited to share with you, however, my digital camera is in the fix it shop...for possibly the next 3 weeks!  YIKES!

I will say, the project was really easy to do and fun!  By putting it on a mirrror I know that when I move again, in about 4 months, I get to take it with us and continue to enjoy it.

November is just around the corner, I have some great thanksgiving projects to share with you, again once I get my camera back, and great Stampin' Up! deals.  Check back soon.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A DEAL for you!

Instead of actually stamping lately, I have been cleaning, sorting and reorganizing. I have several new, unmounted stamp sets that I need to to get rid of. If you purchase 3 or more, I will pay for shipping. A great time to treat yourself!

Pocket full of Poises $8
Cute Converse $10
Garden Collage $10
Delight in Life $10
Too Terrific Tags $10

Christmas & Holiday sets
Say It Simply $8
On Angel Wings $12
Holiday Blocks $12
Tags So Much $10

I accept Paypal or Money Order. Remember, these are never mounted, never used stamp sets. A great gift for a friend or yourself.

Thanks, and I hope to have a great Thanksgiving table setting to share soon with everyone!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Swap card

I did a quick swap card last week.  I really liked the color combo of Pacific Point and Certainly Celery.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Just because....

 6 X 6 Card with a window
Hope you are having a good weekend.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Recent project

As we are evacuating, here are a few samples for you to enjoy, while I'm not stamping cooped up in a hotel somewhere.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Back to school

It is back to school and apples are ready to be picked.  Here is a quick and fun project that can decorate your home during the transition to fall and the upcoming holidays.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Kiwi Kiss & Pink Pirouette

Here are 2 of our new colors to inspire your weekend creativity.  Since I don't have the In Colors ink pads, I used Pretty in Pink and Old Olive along with Basic Brown for the stamping.  A new checkbook cover makes me want to go out and use it!  That may not be a good thing, oops!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Gift giving

I love giving gifts, but sometimes wrapping  or packaging a gift is just as fun as giving the gift.  Here is a pop top can that I decorated.  Use a saftey can opener and take the bottom off the can.  Empty the contents and clean out the can.  I filled the can with strips of designer paper crimped, for a fun surprise inside.  Using tacky craft glue, I glued the bottom back on after inserting the gift.
When giving this gift, the reciever will have fun popping the top off to discover the fun inside!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The New Catalog!!

The new catalog is now online and available to order from!  Also, select new stamp sets are on sale for 15% off.  If that wasn't enough, Stampin' Up! is offering a wonderful recruiting special.  Conatact me for more details!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Stampin' Up! is holding its annual convention, RIGHT NOW!!! Sadly, I'm not there.  This is Stampin' Up!'s 20th anniversary, so the whole year will be filled with lots of excitement.  At convention, the new catalog was unveiled, the edge is scalloped! All new stamp sets are die cut, but wait...Beginning in the Spring and Summer catalog, ALL stamp sets will be die cut!  Save time and start stamping right away!

Lots of big news, more Decor Elements, look for them in the holiday mini, along with a variety of colors and holiday images!  Stampin' Up! has partnered with Sizzix.  YES, I said Sizzix!  We will have our own Big Shot, our own dies, along with chip board and full vinyl sheets.  Available Sept. 2nd.  There will be a bundle option along with purchasing the cutting mats, machine and bag separately.

And one more quick item.  Begining August 11th, there is a sale on stamp sets!  15% off the following.
August 11th to September 30:
Promo prices listed
snow swirled $21.21
It's a stretch $20.36
putt putt $21.21
eastern blooms $18.36
pocket silhouettes $16.11
upsy daisy $16.11
under the stars $25.46
heard from the heart $19.41
contempo alpha $34.81
felicidades siempre $15.26

Oh wait, you're not familiar with these sets?  Neither am I, but my catalog is on the way...Have you requested yours yet?  Leave a comment or email me to get on my list.  I hope to mail them out as soon as I can --but since I have to wait to get them in my hands, you'll have to wait too.  Waiting is SO hard!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

quick update

Remember that I do have a couple of specials running right now.  The discontinued accessories list is out, and selected items are on sale for 25% off retail price.

I have a class scheduled for Saturday, but if the weather leaves us with no power, it will be rescheduled.

I hope to get a whole bunch of stamping done the next couple of days as we stay in and dry from the storm. Lately I have been working on club projects, and I don't often share those here, out of respect for those who signed up for the club, same with most of my class projects.  It is my goal to have several projects and cards to share with you once the storm passes, and we have computer access incase that gets cut off.

Off to finish up a project, have a good week.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Embrace Life

 A bit of water coloring, pinks and brown, this 6 x 6 card was quick and fun to make.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pin wheels

I love pin wheels and I love using our double sided paper to make them, well because you get to see both sides!  In my July class we will be making pin wheels.  Sign up today, if you can't make it, I do offer my classes to go!  Just ask for details. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

July Specials

Hodgepodge Hardware Discount
From July 1 through August 10, the following Hodgepodge Hardware finishes are being offered at a special 25 percent discount:
Item # Page # Item Description Regular Price Limited Time 25% Off Discount
105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $27.95 $20.96
Don't wait too long--these products are retiring and are only available while supplies last! 
Preview special
I am offering a preview special to the first five to contact me with interest.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Poppin' Pastels

Poppin' Pastels is a technique that I love doing, but often forget about. Recently I showed someone how to do the poppin' pastel technique and I have been poppin' ever since!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


This set is retiring, and I still love it after several years. I also used a couple of punches, the five petal flower, trimmed for the Lilly pads and the slot punch for the greeting.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Red, Black and White, bold classic colors and great for any time of the year. I got to play with my pretties kit too, so that was extra fun!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

New product line

Stampin' Up! has announced a new product line, Decor Elements. This is an exciting line that features and coordinates with our existing products, but on a much larger scale and intended for decorating your home. The self adhesive vinyl is easier to apply than our easy rub ons! An affordable and easy way to change up a room, windows, and more!

The best part is, a selection of this line will be available for purchase beginning July 1st, with the full line being released with the new catalog in August! Contact me for more information, and watch for more details to come.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Time to say good bye

The same places we do! After years of dedicated service, the following stamp sets from
the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 are ready for a break! So join Stampin’ Up! in giving
them a big sendoff and wishing them all the best as they begin a new chapter in their
lives. But don’t wait too long—they’re only available through August 10, 2008, and then
they’re headed to warmer climes!
This list of sets is as complete as we can make it at the present time (accessories have not been listed), but items may be added to or dropped from this list. Any exchanges of these items must be made within 90 days of the shipping date.
CONTACT me today to place your order!

A to Z Accents
All in a Row
All Through the Year
Amazing to Zany
Artfully Asian
Background Basics
Be Happy
Best Friends Alphabet Lower
Best Friends Alphabet Upper
Best Friends Numbers
Big Pieces
Block Party
Blossoms Abound
Bud Basics
Carte Postale
Check It Out
Circle of Friendship
Create a Coupon
Dare to Be Darling
Eat Cake
Elementary Essentials
Festive Favorites
Flannel Plaid
Flower Friend
Forever in My Heart
French Flair
Give Thanks
Glad Tidings
Greetings Galore
Happy Camper
Here, Kitty Kitty
It's Your Birthday
Just Like You
Little Pieces
Monogram Lower A - Z All are being retired.
Much Appreciated
Never-Ending Joy
Noble Deer
Office Accoutrement
Peace to the World
Peaceful Wishes
Perennial Favorites
Polka Dots & Paisley
Polka Dots & Petals
Print Pattern
Property Lines
Rough Edges Mini Alphabets
Sealed with a Kiss
Snow Flurries
Snowflake Spot, The
So Happy
So Much
Stamp of Authenticity
Sweet Shapes
Sweet Thing
Tagger's Dozen
Touch of Nature
Two Cute
Whale Wishes
Wild Rose
Wildlife Reserve
Word Search
Yappy Day
Year after Year
Cause for Celebration
For a Friend
From the Garden
Infinite Goodness
Little Bit of Happiness, A
Make It Count
Older & Wiser
Spring Solitude
Sweet Dreams
Thanks Tons
Time Well Spent

© 2008 STAmpin’ Up! 6/08

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Retirement list

The stamp sets that we will forever saying good bye to, will be released on Sunday. Check back here for the complete list, or at www.stampinup.com. Also if you would like to be on my mailing list, please let me know, and I will get things directly to your inbox!

Letting you know that I am offering an incentive. From June 15-July 31st.
Anyone who purchases a retiring stamp set will be entered into a drawing. Each retiring stamp set will qualify for an entry.
Prizes include:
An assortment of designer papers, 6 X 6 size
A new Fall/Winter idea book
A gift certificate for $10 towards a future purchase.

If you need more information or to place your order, contact me! Watch for the list, and get your wish list ready!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

June Specials

Making the (fresh) cut!

Whether you're a customer or a hostess, June's sneak peek into the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog has something fresh and new just for you!

When you purchase the brand new, die-cut Fresh Cuts stamp set, add on the coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes* for only $5!

Host a $400 workshop during the month of June, and receive the Fresh Cuts stamp set and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes FREE--over a $30 value--in addition to your regular hostess benefits!

eScape with Stampin' Up!

Put down the phone, turn off the computer, and break free from the 'e'!

Remember when you got letters in your mailbox instead of your inbox? On June 25, 2008, Stampin' Up! is taking the day to unplug and unwind, and reconnect on a personal level with friends and loved ones through handmade cards. And we invite you to eScape with us throughout the month of June!

Take advantage of the 25 percent discount on select items in the eScape bundle to help you create that special message from the heart.

eScape Bundle (item 113700):

Description Page Number Price
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 143 $17.95
Love Notes assortment p. 167 $8.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad p. 165 $5.25
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon p. 191 $7.95
Total (non-bundled) $40.10
eScape Bundle price $30.00

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


My poor neglected blog. To my regular visitors, I'm sorry. I haven't been stamping much, I have been busy fighting morning sickness, all day. I did finally get a picture taken of a card I received in a swap. Using Sticky Strip to make the stripes of glitter, is a fast and easy way to add glitter to any project.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Inspiration from the idea book

From page 96, I recreated the ribbon project. My 3yo didn't care for it, so I ended up giving it away, but it was fun to make and I like using the wider ribbon from the sherbet collection as the base.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Admittedly I haven't done much stamping lately. But I have been creative. I made these shirts, no I designed the front of these shirts for my girls. I did actually sew a shirt for myself, I'll include that picture as well. I hope to get back to stamping this weekend, unless it is nice and we spend it outside.
I miss stamping. I will stamp soon. Please come back and check. I do have room for one more person in my pick a petal to go club. Let me know if you are interested.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A May Basket

An altered tin can with my favorite paper. The ribbon flowers, took some patience but it was a fun project.

New club to go!

Pick a Petal Club
Cost: $45 with stamp set $15 without

When: May -July

Sign up soon, this club will be limited to the first 8 members.

Each month I will mail to you 3 projects (a combination of cards and other projects). Each project will be pre-cut ready to be stamped and assembled. You will get an email containing pictures and directions for each project. The first month, I will mail your stamp set with the projects. You get the fun part of stamping, assembling and making each project your own.

I will place the order for supplies May 9th, or as soon as the club fills up. I will then mail out the projects (and stamp sets) around May 25th. June and July I will mail the projects out around the 15th.

Email or post a comment letting me know you'd like to join.
Thanks for joining!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


This card is fun and fast to do just by using the punches. I love all the things I can do with my spiral punch. I also used the jumbo wheel Whimsy on this project --if you don't have yours, TODAY is the last day of the free wheelin' promo.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Haven't stamped the past few days...finishing up a few other projects --crafty though! Finished a shirt that I was sewing, for myself and I made my own T-shirt shopping bag --which maybe I'll need to stamp. I'll post it if I stamp it, otherwise click HERE to see it. The weather has been perfect, so we have spent most of our days outside, while we can before the misquotes invade and the heat becomes smothering. Check back soon, I'll be stamping and sharing in no time.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Coasting into the weekend

A bit of a play on words but one last project to get your weekend started. Here are some coasters I made, a great gift, coffee table addition, or even create your own back splash when remodeling. Make sure you use pigment, or craft ink and heat set. I added the rub ons after it was heat set.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Happy Bird-Day

I needed a birthday card for my grandparents this week, I guess I could have sent one in my box of cards, but I had my stuff out and made a new one. Plus I haven't had a chance to do too much with this set yet, a perfect opportunity.

It appears that I have done lots of coloring with my markers too. Isn't it funny how we'll go in spurts. I guess I'm all about my markers at the moment. CJ helped choose the bird colors, maybe it is all the time I spend coloring with the girls that I longed for my grown up markers ;)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


As most of the country is thawing out and enjoying spring, we have been having warm temps, really, about the same as that 1 week of real summer that Grand Forks gets each year. So I was in the mood for some summer cards. Enjoy, I still have glitter everywhere after these two cards.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

Recycle your scraps of paper, ribbon or maybe emptied food jars to create a unique gift, that is reusing items you have on hand. Unfortunately, I don't have a project that I have done this with recently to show you, but check back soon and I hope to have one completed.
I told you I have done some stamping, and this is what you get, a week's worth of ideas and projects! I hope you enjoy them, and I have been busy finishing up a few more in spare time (and I don't really have much of that lately).

Here is a quick gift card holder I made for Mother's day. Using Chocolate Chip Pocket Notes and Pun Fun, I quickly colored in using my markers for a personal touch. I have a few more ideas floating around in my head, so keep a look out for more Mother Day creations.

Monday, April 21, 2008


I love to watercolor, I love the way it looks and I love how easy it can be. I made a bunch of cards just using Elegant Eggplant classic ink and an aqua painter. It was fast and is a great way to make a bunch of cards to have on hand.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


I did some serious stamping today.
Okay, maybe it wasn't that serious, it was a lot of fun actually.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rub ons

I like our new rub ons. At first I wasn't sold, then during SAB I chose to get the rub ons to try them out. I love how easy they are to use, how many we get on a sheet and the great element they add to projects. Besides cards, as shown above, you can use them on glass, ribbon, scrapbook pages and more! Another great thing, they don't take up much room when you have to pack up and move your craft room as often as I do, and they don't weigh much.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Moved/spring cleaning sale

Have I got a deal for you! Check out the following sets I have loved (meaning all are used, but still have lots of life in them!) Notice that all are drastically reduced from catalog price, and all are already put together for you. I will ship to your preference, but generally one stamp set is about $2 first class. I will use priority box for 4 or more sets, which will save you $$ --I'm all about finding a good deal. So make me one if you find sets that you MUST have!

Background Stamps: Each for a mere $8

Burst into bloom
Around & About
By Design
Confident Corners

Greetings & Alphabets: individually priced

Simple Wishes $8
Wonderful words II $15
Kanji $8
Lexicon of Love $10
On the Move $15
Alphabuilders $18

Seasonal and Everyday Sets:

Snowflakes $15
Perfect Plaids $11
DD Gorgeous Grapevine $20
Cute Critters $8
Simple Somethings $10
All the Best $15
Love ya Bunches $10
All I have Seen $10
Artifacts $15
Simply Circles $12
DD Serene Sunflower $22
All Around Argyle $15
DD Bold Butterfly $20
Watercolor Minis $12
Sleigh full of Toys $12
Simple Sketches $22
Haute Couture $15
Provencal $15
Around the block $10
Smorgasborders $12
The Shape of things $20
Travel Time $23
Going Buggy $15
Hanukkah $15
Just Journaling $10
All About Autumn $15
DD Fun Flowers $15.

I accept checks, Money Orders and CC. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Five years = Free stuff

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been stamping for about 10 years and a demo with Stampin' Up! for 5...this month! We are busy getting settled into our new home and my husband has gotten me a new shelf and begun organizing my supplies for me. He has deemed me a closet stamper. Actually, he has generously shared "his" closet (the master bedroom closet, as we are using the master bedroom as a computer/stamping room) he has his own bathroom and closet downstairs so not to wake us up on those wee hours of the morning days. However, he seems to think that my stamps will happily get along and stay in the closet along with all my paper, ribbons and other supplies. Honestly, except for my ink pads and a few things we brought with us, my stamps are all still boxed up. We'll see how this all works out ;)

I am going to celebrate my 5 years with SU! throughout this next year and pass on specials to you. In honor of my ink pads that have been found, I will offer a free classic ink pad to each person who places a $50 order (before shipping and tax). This will be a blog site only offer, so mention this post when you place your order to qualify. I will offer this through the month of April.

I really want to stamp...but before I do, I better go find the towels, put together our living room, and fill out paperwork --you know, work before stamp. Come back to see new projects soon!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Wheels of Fun!

Free Wheelin' Promotion!!!!

Dates: March 18-April 30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Buy a preselected stamp set and receive the coordinating wheel for FREE! Options, prices, and bundled item numbers are listed below:

112848 Wonderful You bundle Includes Wonderful You stamp set and free Stems & Silhouettes jumbo wheel $33.95

112851 Life's a Breeze bundle Includes Life's a Breeze stamp set and free Something Fishy jumbo wheel $29.95

112850 Pun Fun bundle Includes Pun Fun stamp set and free Sweet Stars jumbo wheel

112847 Year after Year bundle Includes Year after Year stamp set and free See You Around jumbo wheel $30.95

112849 Stitched Exotics bundle Includes Stitched Exotics stamp set and free It's Beautiful jumbo wheel $33.95

112853 Enjoy Every Moment bundle Includes Enjoy Every Moment stamp set and free Daisy Dash jumbo wheel $29.95

This is in addition to the hostess promotion. Contact me for more information or to host a workshop!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Here is a quick easter card. Due to the colors, I couldn't get a better/more detailed shot, but thought I would share anyway. Happy Easter.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Too long

It has been too long since I last stamped. No let me rephrase that. I worked really hard on some club projects last week, but that is it. We are moving. In fact, the packers will be here in, gulp, less than 48 hours. I have been busy sorting, packing, organizing, not stamping. I could use a stamping break for sure! Before I get disconnected, let me tell you about some exciting news! First, this month I will reach my 5 year anniversary with Stampin' Up! Wow! have there been changes! I started stamping over 10 years ago, my first project? My wedding invitations! No small task, even if we had a small wedding. I have since made wedding, baby shower, and birthday invitations. Endless amounts of thank you cards have been stamped. I have created table decorations, wall hangings, and scrapbook pages. I love sending out a personal touch and creating unique cards for special people. I am cooking up some special 5 year anniversary ideas. Stay tuned for more information. Once I get a bit settled, find my supplies and get reconnected to the internet I will share the first special.
Here is our invitation, cut apart and in a scrapbook. Embossed on vellum, then colored in the image on the back side. I think the bow was the most difficult part.

Secondly, Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to an end. If you would like to take advantage of this special offer, please email me ASAP as I will have limited access after Wednesday. SAB ends March 17th.

Also, the Occasions mini catalog is now available to order from. Check out my business website to view it online. http://cyndystampswithyou.stampinup.net

March 18th the hostess special begins, see the side bar for more info.

My "break" time is over. Off to pack clothes for the trip. Wish I was stamping.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I am back from a winter wonderland vacation...if that is what it is called. I haven't been doing much stamping..since I have been bummin' instead, but I would like to share a couple of projects from my upline. Since this winter has been a snowy one, she has been able to do lots of stamping to keep cabin fever away! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sneak peek!

I love, no, I LOVE the new designer paper in the occasions catalog, available March 1! Here is a taste of it for you. I will be making lots of cards an projects using this stuff. I guess I have a new list of must order more in March!March 18th begins a hostess special. Host a workshop (an actual one, catty or just you and your friends), when it reaches $350 (before shipping and tax) choose an extra $25 FREE merchandise. Yes, I said FREE...your choice of $25 in addition to the regular great hostess benefits. Runs through April 30, 2008.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Stamper Spotlight

Welcome to my first stamper spotlight! You are talented, creative and making wonderful projects and I would love to showcase them for you. Appropriately enough, our first stamper used the Reverse Spotlight Technique to make this great valentine card. Bobbie M. is a stamper who took a bit of coaxing to even try stamping. She claimed to not be creative or have any creative skills. Several months later, she attended one of my Christmas card classes, as a way to get out of the house one evening, and she got hooked. Not only did she discover that she has skill, but that she also has creative talent! Fast forward a short 16 months later and she is involved with a monthly swap group, always trying new techniques, has hosted workshops, and only sends out homemade with love and care cards. Leave a comment, letting Bobbie know your thoughts on this beautiful card.

Thank you Bobbie for sharing and being an inspiration to others. Blog candy is on it's way.
If you would like to share your art work, send me a sample, and I'll send you blog candy!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

6 X 6 Birthday Card

I had fun, pulling out my jumbo happy birthday wheel and making this card.  I used Soft Sky for the main color and not quite navy for my ink and accent pieces.  With the strips of crimped paper and a clear button, this card is great for anyone having a big birthday, or is just a lot of fun.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Sending you sunshine!

I have had fun dressing these dollar mailboxes up from Target. I decided to not do a theme, so I could keep it out all year...or at least pull it out when I need some sun. I love our Designer Series paper, the tone on tone makes it fun to work with and lots of variety. This project features groovy gauva.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One more

Here is one more Valentine's Day card.
Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Warmest Regards
Card Stock: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Regal Rose ribbon, Pink ribbon, black hemp, Double Rectangle punch
Standard card size.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Valentine card

I love to use sets that one might not first consider for a particular use. This card features the Unforgettable Stamp Set, purely pomegranate classic ink and card stock, certainly celery classic ink and card stock, pale plum card stock and whisper white card stock. Soft subtles brads and Rhinestone brads add a simple detail. A blender pen softened and colored in the images.

Tone on tone dragon flies on the certainly celery, adds subtle dimension to the background of this card. A fun and simple card for you to try, standard card size.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Valentine Treat Box

Welcome to my stamping blog! I hope to bring you inspiration and fun. Here is my first project I'm sharing with you.

These cute little treat boxes I found in the wedding aisle at Target. On sale! They are a great size to fit candy, a note, or something special for your Valentine.
Supplies: Time Well Spent Stamp Set
Purely Pomegranate Card Stock and Classic Ink
Blender Pen, Small Tag Punch
For the top I used Purely Pomegranate and the small tag punch. I punched the tag out, turned it around and re punched the bottom of the tag so that it fit nicely on the top. I stamped the flowers on Whisper White Card stock and then colored the image with blender pens to add the color. On the front of the box I did the same, stamping in purely pomegranate and using a blender pen.
I cut an half inch wide piece of purely pomegranate card stock, stamped with the small flower and wrapped it around, placing 2 more flowers with a glue dot to secure in place.