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Monday, October 24, 2011

2012 "Through The Year" My Digital Studio Calendar Kits FOR SALE!


Get ready for 2012!

These calendars would make excellent holiday gifts, too!

* Designed with My Digital Studio software from Stampin’ Up!
(Based on the design of the “Creating Fabulous Hybrids with My Digital Studio” +FUN class at Convention 2011)

* Professionally printed in full color on glossy paper

* January – December 2012

* Pages measure 5” x 10”

* Spiral Bound with black wire

* On an easel, stands 5 3/4” tall and 3” wide when open

* As pages are flipped, matching Designer Series Paper for each month displays on the back side 

* Great as is or embellish to add a personal touch!

The kit includes punched cardstock, Designer Series Paper and Glimmer Paper, button, Baker’s Twine, Rhinestones and Pearls to embellish the calendar!

example of embellished page


Calendar only – $25.95

Calendar with Embellishment Kit – $27.95

Shipping – $4.95 for Priority Flat Rate Envelope
(if shipping is needed- no charge for local orders)

Please contact me for pricing on multiple calendars, with or without kit.


Send me an e-mail or call me (320.492.9502)
All orders must be prepaid before I will order calendars from the printer

Payment by check, cash or Credit Card (accepted via PayPal- I will send you an invoice)

get ready for the New Year – Stampin’ Up! style!

Friday, October 21, 2011

No Tricks, Just Treats!



October Stamp-A-Stack Card #5

Aren’t the little stockings in Stitched Stockings cute? And the matching punch makes them so easy to use! Last month we used a stocking to make a stick horse, this month we did a card with a traditional Christmas stocking.


Unfortunately this one didn’t have a name in it or on it, so I don’t know who to give credit to. Whoever you are, cute card! The colors are Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla. The greeting is from Christmas Greetings (page 41 in the Idea Book & Catalog- it’s so small it kind of hides in the middle of the page!). It also uses the 1 3/4” Circle and 2 3/8” Scallop Circle punches, the Snow Burst embossing folder and Quilted Satin Ribbon. Cute, cute, cute!

If you would like to order any of the supplies to make the cards I’ve shown this week, you can order on my website:, e-mail me or give me a call. I hope to see you at a class sometime soon!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

October Stamp-A-Stack Card #4

I really like the Always Thankful stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Then I received this swap card from Carol N.


I did change it up a little. I didn’t have the stamp she used on the card base, so I improvised and used the “splatter” from French Foliage. I also stamped the image in Crumb Cake so it was lighter. The colors are Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. The image is colored using the same ink pads and blender pens. The little pumpkin is on a dimensional.
Did you notice the fold? Instead of just being folded in half or doing a gate fold where both sides are even, this one has a small, 1” flap on the right and the left side is 3 1/4”. Something different that adds some visual interest!

I’ll be back with the last card from the Stamp-A-Stack tomorrow. The next class will be Saturday November 19th. If there is enough interest I will also have it on Friday November 18th in the evening.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October Stamp-A-Stack Card #3

This was my favorite card of the five. It was made by my upline Betty. She sent it to me with my prize for achieving a sales goal. She’s so good to her group!


I didn’t have the greeting set used on the original card, so I made a new one and used Teeny Tiny Wishes! That set works for everything! I love it! OK, what I liked most about this card was the color combination (I never would have thought to do a white tree on More Mustard!) and every piece has something done to it. The card base is Chocolate Chip and has the Woodgrain background stamp on it with Chocolate Chip ink. The Leaves of A Tree individual stamp (from the Holiday Mini Catalog) is stamped in Versamark and then embossed with White powder. The middle piece is Baja Breeze and was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch and is edged with the Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen to make it stand out from the bottom layer, which is Spice Cake DSP that has the corners rounded. Tie a bow around it all with Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon and attach with Dimensionals. Voila! The perfect fall card that can be used for many occasions!

If you would like to receive cards like this and take part in all the fun of my upline’s Stamp Shares, all you have to do is sign up to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on my team! If you’re thinking about it and would like to see what all we do, our next Stamp Share is November 14th. contact me for more details!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Stamp-A-Stack Card #2

The second card from the Stamp-A-Stack also uses the Gently Falling set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.


This was made by Jennifer W. Colors are Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. Also uses the new Snow Burst and Designer Frames embossing folders, Quilted Satin Ribbon and the Extra Large Oval Punch. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (of course!).

Want a FREE Big Shot? Or $100 in Stampin’ Up! products? Join the Stampin’ Up! family and you can choose which you would like! Contact me for more information, or check out the “Join My Team” page (click on the tab at the top of the blog). I’d love to welcome you into the family!

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Stamp-A-Stack Card #1

The October Stamp-A-Stack was last Saturday and the theme was Fall. Because of everything that is going on around here to get ready for the auction, the cards I used are all swaps that I have received. I just didn’t have time to create from scratch!
The first card uses my favorite fall set, Gently Falling.


It was made by Natalie S. and uses Spice Cake DSP. The card base is Pear Pizzazz, the Top Note is Soft Suede (it looks much darker in the picture), the leaf is stamped in More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Suede, and the banner is Pool Party. Happy Thanksgiving is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (my absolute favorite set!). Did you notice the Rhinestone? It’s yellow! You may be thinking to your self that Stampin’ Up! doesn’t carry colored rhinestones. You’re right! But the rhinestones we do have can be colored with a Sharpie marker! The Pearls, too! How cool is that?!? 

I’ll be showing the other 4 cards from the Stamp-A-Stack each day this week. Check back for more!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I Love The Spice Cake DSP & Fabric!

I’ll say it again…I do not sew. But I LOVE the Spice Cake fabric! And those big buttons! How cool are they? Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the colors! So for our latest group Stamp Share, I made my swap cards with the Gently Falling and Hand-Penned Holidays stamp sets, Spice Cake DSP, Fabric and Buttons. I CASE’d this from Connie B. and just changed the colors because of which DSP and fabric I used.

I did 3 different colors based on the buttons

Pool Party

Pear Pizzazz
More Mustard

It doesn’t show up well in the pictures, but the solid part of the leaves are stamped in More Mustard and then I added Pear Pizzazz around the edges before I stamped them. Other colors used are River Rock, Soft Suede and Whisper White. I also used the Scallop Edge Border Punch.

Hope you have a great weekend and get some stamping done!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sweets For The Sweet Umbrella

This is the last card I have to share from my upline’s group Stamp Share this summer. If you haven’t seen the first two, just scroll down to read them.


This card uses the umbrella image and a cute beach scene. The “sand” is Crumb Cake card stock spritzed with Crumb Cake ink and a distressed edge. The other colors are Pool Party, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White. Also uses the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Small Oval punch, Hemp Twine and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

If you would like to make projects like this while spending a fun evening with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, sign up to become a Demonstrator and join my team!  We get together every other month to stamp, share ideas, celebrate achievements, eat, and have fun! And if you sign up during the month of October, you get a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 in FREE products! Check out the Join My Team page for more information or to sign up!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sweets For The Sweet Pinwheels

This is the second card from my upline’s group Stamp Share. Scroll down to yesterday’s post to see the first card.


This card uses the pinwheel images and the greeting from Perfect Punches. Colors are Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White. Also uses 1 1/4” Square, Extra Large Oval and Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punches.

There’s one more card to share with you tomorrow…

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sweets For The Sweet Candy

I’ve been going thru files on my computer trying to organize things and I found some pictures from a Stamp Share with my upline’s group that I haven’t shared here. These were the projects Betty had for us to make and they all use the stamp set Sweets For The Sweet on page 65 of the Idea Book & Catalog. Here’s the first one…


This one shows the candy images and the colors are Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral & Whisper White. Also uses the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/4” Circle Punch and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Check back tomorrow for the next one…

Monday, October 10, 2011

Angry Birds Birthday

A good friend of ours just celebrated a birthday, and since my husband got him hooked on Angry Birds, I knew I needed to make him an Angry birds card!

I’ve seen a couple different versions from other demonstrators and that’s what gave me the idea. I Googled Angry Birds to see the details for their faces. I had so much fun creating these guys! I used a variety of circle punches and cut some pieces by hand. I love how the yellow bird’s “hair” turned out! The greeting is from Bring On The Cake (p. 66 of the Idea Book & Catalog). The colors I used are Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Basic Black and Whisper White.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

One More Halloween Card...

One more Halloween card that almost was the make-n-take at a workshop. This one is a CASE (Copy And Share Everything!) from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Instead of making it 3 x 3, I made a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card. The card base is Rich Razzleberry, embossed with the Spider Web folder. The stamp set is Out On A Limb from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede, the bats in Rich Razzleberry, the owl in More Mustard, cut out, and attached with a dimensional. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Lucky Limeade, attached to a thin strip of Crumb Cake to make the banner. The scallop square is Lucky Limeade from the Scallop Squares Duo die. I used the matching Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon to wrap around and tie a knot. I am seriously bow challenged!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Another Out On A Limb Halloween Card

This was another card I came up with when I was trying to decide on the make-n-take for a recent workshop.
For this one I used the backside of the card stock I embossed with the Spider Web folder. I’m not sure which way I like it better! The branch and spiders are from Out On A Limb (Holiday Mini Catalog) and are stamped in Soft Suede and Basic Black on Whisper White, punched with the 2 1/2” Circle Punch. The Trick or Treat greeting is from Grateful Greetings (IB&C page 27) and is stamped in Basic Black on Lucky Limeade, punched with the Postage Stamp Punch. The Happy Halloween is from Delightful Dozen and is stamped with Basic Black and Tangerine Tango markers on Peach Parfait and punched with the Modern Label Punch. The card base is Lucky Limeade. This was pretty to easy to make, but just didn’t WOW me.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Out On A Limb Halloween

This is the make-n-take I had for a recent workshop. The hostess asked me to demonstrate the Spider Web Embossing Folder so that was where I started when I was designing the card.

The stamp set is Out On A Limb from the Holiday Mini Catalog. I stamped just the end of the branch three times to make it look like there were trees at the bottom. The "moon" was made by punching a post-it note with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch, placing it on the card stock and sponging More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink around it, then removing the post-it. That piece is layered on a Basic Black scalloped square from the Scalloped Squares Duo die (page 223 of the Idea Book & Catalog). The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (my favorite stamp set in the whole catalog!) and is stamped in Pumpkin Pie, punched with the Word Window and layered on Basic Black punched with the Modern Label punch. Two Basic Black brads add the finishing touch! 

I had to stamp some spiders on the inside! Everyone liked the card and it was a fun workshop!

Would you like to get together with family and friends, do some stamping, and earn FREE Stampin' Up! products? Let's have a Stamping Party! We call them workshops, but they really aren't much work. All you have to do is invite your friends and family, even if they don't stamp, have some refreshments if you like, and have fun! I'll do the rest! We can even have it at our Building in Rockville so you don't have to worry about cleaning your house! Give me a call or send an e-mail so we can schedule a time!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Organizing Your Ink Spots

Did you know Stampin’ Up! has two sizes of ink pads? Along with the standard size ink pads, they also have Stampin’ Spots, in both Classic and Craft ink. They are about 1” square and come in sets of 10 for each Color Collection. Neutrals only have 8 in the Classic set, as there is no Classic ink in Very Vanilla and Whisper White. The spots are listed in the bottom half of the Color Collection pages (177-180) in the Idea Book & Catalog, under the Assortments heading and on page 202. Classic Spots are $19.95 (15.95 for Neutrals) and Craft Spots are $21.95.
Ink Pad / Ink Spot
Spots are a less expensive alternative for buying all of the colors. I have lots of customers who have purchased the spots to see which colors they use the most, then buy those colors in the full size pads. Some people buy the Spots so they can take them with to stamp away from home. They are much easier to transport than full size pads. I have a lot of the Craft Spots since we no longer carry the full size Craft pads in every color. I store them in a stamp box, which is great for keeping them together, storing them, transporting them and being able to see what I have.
Next month: Clear Blocks

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters, alike--not to mention kids! The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake. Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly. Use the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps to add that personal touch to what you do! They are easy it use-no ink required!

  125152      Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable               $16.95
                    stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use

In addition, we offer these coordinating products:

Simple Snowflake Single Stamp
Homemade Single Stamp
Creatively Yours Set
Baker's Twine
Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies Set

To order: go to my online store, e-mail, or call me!