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  • May 10: Last Day to sign up for May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Pinwheel Wishes

Stamp Sets: Wishes Your Way (Spring Catalog), Everything Eleanor
Colors: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration), Ovals Collection Framelits, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Pinwheel Sizzlits, brad
Completely CASE'd from Jan V. I love this card! So cute! Here's a close up of  the pinwheel:

Champagne Glimmer Paper Still Available

Though not pictured on the carryover page, Champagne Glimmer Paper (Item 127885) from the 2012 holiday catalog is still available to order. Order yours today!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Embossed Metal Masculine Valentine

Stamp Set: Pretty Petites (Sale-A-Bration)

Colors: Real Red, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Full Heart, Petite Curly Label (Sale-A-Bration) and 1/2" Circle punches, Soda Pop Tops, Dimensionals, metal sheets (non-SU!)

The Pop Top was flattened in the Big Shot. Just set it open side down in between two cutting plates and put them on the Multi-Purpose Platform with no tabs. Run it through and you'll have a cute flattened Pop Top!

The metal sheets I used were some that I bought a few years ago. Unfortunately they are not from Stampin' Up! (one of the few non-SU! things I have!). I did make a similar card using roof flashing for the Houndstooth embosssed layer and that worked as well so it's an option if you like the look. I have a roll (about 6" wide) that John bought for me at a home improvement store.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Hearts A Flutter Valentine

Stamp Sets: Hearts A Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colors: Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Accessories: More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Full Heart and 1" Square punches
Card #2 from the January Stamp-A-Stack. Check out the Spring Catalog for stamps, framelits, paper and other fun accessories to make your Valentine's!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Stamp-A-Stack Bold Snowflake In Silver

Stamp: Bold Snowflake (single stamp that was sold until 1/2/13)
Colors: Pool Party, Whisper White, silver
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Silver Glimmer Paper, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Dimensionals
I CASE'd this card, but the picture I saved is so small I can't read the watermark, other than the initials YM. Whoever you are, thank you! I love this card!
I stamped the snowflake in Versamark ink on the card base before attaching the layers. The ribbon is around the layers so the ends are hidden. The embossed snowflake is attached with dimensionals.
This is one of the cards we made at the January Stamp-A-Stack. The February Stamp-A-Stack will be on the 9th. Check out my Calendar of Events for more classes and information!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership Swap- Hearts A Flutter

Yesterday I shared the card I made for the SUDSOL swap at Leadership. Today I'm sharing the card I made for the Stamp Share For Leaders swap. SSFL is a group of mostly Minnesota Stampin' Up!Demonstrators. To be part of the group, you need to have the title of Senior Supervisor or above. A Senior supervisor has at least three people in their downline. The group gets together several times each year to share business building ideas and project samples, and to swap!
This is the card I designed for the SSFL swap. I did half of them in Real Red and the other half in Primrose Petals. I couldn't decide which I liked better!
Stamp Sets: Hearts A Flutter (Spring Catalog), Itty Bitty Banners
Colors: Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter (Spring) and Bitty Banners Framelits, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Full Heart, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Tea Lace Paper Doilies (Spring), 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon

Friday, January 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership Swap- Vintage Verses

One of my favorite things about Stampin' Up! Leadership is the swaps! I signed up for two organized swaps with two groups, SUDSOL and Stamp Share For Leaders. The quality of the swaps is fantastic! I get such great ideas from these groups!

This is the card front I designed for the SUDSOL (Simply Unique Demonstrators Sharing On Line) swap. I did three different color variations because of the buttons in the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.

Stamp Set: Vintage Verses (Sale-A-Bration)

Colors: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

Accessories: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB), Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (SAB), Honeycomb Embossing Folder (Spring Catalog), Baker's Twine

I put the Designer Series Paper in the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot with Tab 1. The extra pressure almost cut the paper, so it made it very easy to follow the lines and cut out the hexagons. I had planned on putting more of them on each card, but after making 39 cards and not having much time, this was what I ended up with. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Introducing...Paper Pumpkin



It's a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!).  
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting by visiting and click Get it. Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Questions? We've Got Answers
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?
Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets, Single Stamps & Stamps For Dudes!

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image! Check back here every month to see a flyer for a new Best of stamp set.

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

The January set is "Best of Birthdays", Item #132929, $14.95

Single Stamps

 Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!
You wanted more? You got more! We've had a great response so far to our experiment with single stamps. So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through March 31, 2013.

  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent 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 flyer.
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!
Dude, Check out Our New Product!
You asked, and we listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.

Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

Dude, You're Welcome! Kit

Contact me to place an order for these items, or order online:

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Leadership 2013 Was AWESOME!

I just got back from Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference in Orlando! I love going to Leadership- it's a much smaller, more intimate group (1500 Demonstrators) than Convention (4000+ Demonstrators!) and focused on how to grow and maintain your business. Plus it's a chance to go somewhere warm in January!
The theme for this year's Leadership was "Making A Difference for 25 Years"
photo from the Stampin' Up! website
This was a General Session, where we got together to hear about all the exciting new things happening at Stampin' Up! this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary
This is going to be an amazing year! There are some great new things coming that I think everyone is going to love! I'll share them as they are announced.
Until then, don't forget Sale-A-Bration starts on the 22nd!
- get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50* you order!
- host a workshop/book party that totals at least $150* and get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper in addition to your Hostess Dollars!
- sign up to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and get 25% more in your Starter Kit! $156.50 worth of products for only $99!
* before shipping and tax
E-mail, call or text me to schedule your workshop or book party! If you would like to place an order or sign up, start planning your order or kit and contact me on the 22nd!
One last thing to share:
John and Chase came to Orlando with me and went Bass fishing on Friday. You can tell by Chase's smile that it was a good day! In 4 hours they caught over 30 fish!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

25 Years of Stampin' Up! & The Spring Catalog

Happy 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up!  
The Spring Catalog starts today!
click on the catalog to open it in a new window

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tweet Leaves Birthday

Just found this picture on my computer and realized I hadn't shared it yet...

Stamp Sets: Tweet Leaves, Perfectly Penned

Colors: More Mustard, Early Espresso, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Brads, Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon (retired)

Today is the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog! I'm sad- I really liked this year's Holiday offerings! But tomorrow is the first day to order from the Spring Catalog! Woohoo! New stuff!