Friday, July 29, 2011


Hey Crafters! Today's share is about something exciting that happened to me at Convention earlier this month. I submitted a video for a SUp! video contest and I won second place! I can't explain how thrilled I was! The contest was for a video of a Stampin' Up! event or product, mine was based on a product. So what did I win? Well, besides running (Yeah, I KNOW!) on stage and receiving a big hug from Shelli Gardner and a hand written card from her; I received a $150 gift certificate to shop in our Idea Book and Catalog! Yay Me! Today I received my shopping spree order, ALL Big Shot dies and our new Embossing Folders-Designer Frames! So here are pictures of my "loot" and my card. Our team, including me, was crying (we were so shocked!) and no one thought to get a picture! Thanks for letting me share this exciting moment and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Hey Crafters! Here are a couple of 3x3 cards to share. I love these little cards. They are great to have in your desk in case someone at work has a birthday; or if you just want to give some kudos to a co-worker! The stampset used for both cards is Pennant Parade. The card on top uses Naturals White cardstock, Blushing Bride cardstock was used for the scallop punch. I think I got the idea for this one from the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalog. Wild Wasabi cardstock was used for the bottom card. The gift package was made with the 1 1/4" square punch and a 1x1" piece of Just Add Cake dsp. The bow on the gift was made with the Blossom Bouquet punch! Cute right? The sentiment on this card was not from the Pennant Parade however, it is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stampset. Thanks for visiting!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Hey Crafters! WOW! What a time it's been! Did you enjoy the pictures from Convention in the previous post? I am in awe of the creativity that comes out of Stampin' Up! One of the things most people love about Convention is the "swaps". This is where a deomonstrator brings card "fronts" to swap with other attendees which is a great inspiration resource. I don't usually do the swaps as I don't seem to make the time to make them, but this year I decided to do a swap with my house-mates and this is the project I want to share today. The card base is Soft Suede c/s layered with Baja Breeze c/s that was embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder and the Big Shot. The images were stamped on Whisper White c/s. The stampset is new and available in out new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog, it's called Creative Elements. I stamped the flower in Baja Breeze classic ink then "rolled" the inked stamp in Soft Suede classic ink to ink just the tips. I adhered the flower with Stampin' Dimensionals. The butterfly is stamped with Pear Pizzaz classic ink; the sentiment was inked with all of the three colors using Stampin' Write markers. I am in love with this stampset! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hello Crafters! Last week I was at Stampin' Up! Convention and had a blast. Instead of a project today I would like to share some beautiful pictures of Convention displays all created by SUp! staff. Seriously SUp! has the most creative employees! Enjoy and I'll post a project in a couple of days! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Hey Crafters! I believe I got the layout idea for this card from either our Stampin' Up! catalog or our Stampin' Success magazine but for the life of me I can't find the sample! I was happy to discover all of our fabrics PLUS some new fabric are in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog! Listen, I can't sew a lick but I love fabric! Is that crazy? I don't even know where the desire came from but there you have it. I am still wanting to purchase a simple, cheap sewing machine some day and who knows, maybe by Christmas I can make a placemat! LOL! Okay so the card is Crumb Cake c/s and the fabric is from Deck the Halls fabric set. Ink used is Crumb Cake and new in-color Calypso Coral, beautiful! Thanks for visiting!


Hey Crafters! How about this cute card? I used the Owl Punch as you can see; the card is Pacific Point c/s layered with Daffodil Delight c/s cut with Top Note die and the Big Shot. But there are a couple of new items on this card, the balloon and the Old Olive strip layered with Whisper White c/s and the sentiment are both chipboard pieces from our new Merry Medley On Board chip board. I covered the balloon using a piece of dsp from the Bold Brights dsp paper pack. I am going to be using this On Board chipboard like crazy this season! Thanks for visiting!


Hey Crafters! Here is some more fun I had with the Pennant Parade stampset and the Petite Pennant punch! I also used the Just Add Cake dsp and the Fancy Favor die with the Big Shot. Couldn't you just see this for a child's birthday party? Isn't it cute? I also added a 3x3 card. The sentiment on the Decorative Label punch is from the Create a Cupcake stampset. Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Hey Crafters! Today's project share uses another of the new In-colors, Lucky Lemonade. Don't you just love the names SUp! comes up with for their colors? The card is Pretty in Pink c/s, layered with Lucky Lemonade c/s. The scallop square was cut using Pretty in Pink dsp and the Bigz Scallop Square die and the Big Shot. The next layer is Early Espresso c/s and Whisper White c;s layered on top. The images are stamped using the Charming stampset. I really like this stampset a lot and was happy it wasn't retired. Thanks for visiting!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Hey Crafters! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Hope you have a great day. I want to share a little info on the new Hostess program Stampin' Up! developed; it's AWESOME! If you would like to host a workshop OR catalog party please let me know!

Effective July 1, 2011, our new Hostess Benefits program will feature a simpler program, with hostess dollars that can be applied to either exclusive hostess items or other catalog merchandise or a combination of both! There is also the opportunity to purchase any item out of the catalog at 50% (starting at a $400 workshop total)! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Petite Pennants Builder Punch

Hey Crafters! Well, it's my favorite time of year, the release of the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog! I love July for that reason alone! I spend days checking out the new products, drooling over the project samples and making my wish list! One of the first items I purchased is our new Petite Pennants Punch and I want to share my first project with you using that punch. Not only did I use a new punch but I also used our new In-color, Pool cool (ooopsie, forgive that pun)! The stampset used for the pennants is the new Pennant Parade, the sentiment is stamped using the Create a Cupcake stampset. The classic ink used is also the new In-color Pool Party. If you'd like to check out the online catalog please click on the new catalog on the right. If you'd like your own copy you can order one through my online store or email me privately to purchase one from me for 50% off! Add one dollar if you live outside of Arizona. Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 1, 2011


$99 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion

Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $99 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. A great way to get the Stampin’ Up! products you love at a 20 percent discount.

$99 Starter Kit
Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.
Page Item Description
57 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
69 122740 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
177 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
177 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
177 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
177 119706 Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
180 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
182 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20)
185 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
195 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
203 122129 Blender Pen (1)
205 118486 Clear-Mount Block C
206 104332 SNAIL Adhesive
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.
• Getting Started DVD
• Getting Started Guide
• Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
• 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
• 2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
• Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
• Décor Elements applicator
• To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
• My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
• Recruit Folders (5)
• Recruit Brochures (20)
• Customer Order Forms (50)