30 December 2011

Holiday Carry Over List

Just popping in....Here's the Holiday Carry Over List.  These items that appeared in the Holiday Mini will be available for order after January 3rd.  

Images and products NOT shown from the Holiday Mini will NOT be available.  Maybe Christmas Lodge stamp set or Spice Cake DSP are on your wish list.  Don't miss out!  And while you're there, check out the CLEARANCE including many current punches!

Remember products can be ordered through January 3rd.

Happy Friday!
I'll be back in 2012 with daily posts; promise!

27 December 2011

Stocking Builder Punch

We just received word from Stampin' Up! that one of the most popular items in the current Holiday Mini will
not be carried over to the 2012 Idea Book & Catalog that is released July 1st, 2012.  

"Our occasion-specific mini catalogs allow us the opportunity to share the latest seasonal products with you and your customers, and we often carry over products from our mini catalogs into the following Idea Book & Catalog. This time, however, we have decided not to carry over the Stocking Builder Punch (item 124095) from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog into the next Idea Book & Catalog.

Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. We hope many Stampin' Up! stockings will adorn cards and brighten holiday projects this season and look forward to seeing what you create with the next seasonal design."

Go to my Online Store and place your order NOW if this is on your wish list!! 

15 December 2011


I'm sorry I'm not consistent with my postings yet again.  I have so many projects completed and ready for you.  But I need an assistant to take the good photos, edit, watermark, upload and write the blog entry.  :(
I will be back to share some projects.  Soon.  

But, I needed to stop by today to YELL that almost 200 new items have been added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack in my online store...Up to 80% off!  Be sure to check it out!!  Woohoo - Christmas is coming early this year! 

NOTE:  If you have punches on your wish list...now you can stock up on them as you'll find lots of "old body" style punches to choose from. 

While there, feel free to add any current items from your wish list to your order too!  Send your friends, family and husbands (I bet there are some last minute shoppers out there looking for a DEAL!).


Here are all the details...
Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012
Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--only while supplies last!

Things to Remember
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches - WOOHOO!
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in my ONLINE STORE  Click SHOP NOW in the upper right corner
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

    Online Store Viewing Tip:
      to view all Clearance Rack items at once...look on the right where is says "Show: 8", click the drop down arrow and select ALL so you don't have to flip thru several pages.  

    02 December 2011


    Edited to Add:  This was scheduled for 12-1.  If your birthday was 12-1; this one is for you!

    Need Birthday?  Got Birthday?  I'm working on samples for the January Birthday Class.  Start the New Year with some birthday cards, ready to send!

    What do you think?  Should it be a keeper for class? ?   Could you send it to a male?  The glitter is minimal and the ribbon isn't a bow....

    I love the build a cupcake punch and stamp set.  No free-hand cutting on this card; all punches!
    Click on the Create a Cupcake LABEL link below this post to see other cards with this stamp set.

    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by,

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Create a Cupcake, retired greeting set
    Ink: Island Indigo (sprinkles), Pool Party, Soft Suede
    CS: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
    Accessories: Big Shot, Circles #2 die, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, cupcake builder punch, scallop trim border, elegant lines embossing folder, 3/8" ruffled ribbon

    01 December 2011

    No fuss scrapbooking page

    Ok, for some reason (operator error!) the last couple of days' posts were stuck in draft mode.  SORRY about that.

    Secondly, I must tell you, this morning I was distracted.  Completely lost in another world.  I forgot my lunch and I forgot my purse.  My entire purse.  Therefore I had no lunch and no lunch money.  Insert sad face here.  I realized when I walked into my office that it was missing.

    However, I received some exciting news this morning at work!  I'm being transferred!!  Maybe I was lost in thought because I knew news was coming today.  This is such a wonderful blessing.  I'm excited and nervous and dreading the drive all at the same time.  Checkback in 2012 to see if it's a good change.

    Here's a super quick page I put together.
    I'm still fighting taking a great scrapbook page picture for you.  It's a simple page to recreate but makes a great big impact.

    I'll be at the Gaithersburg First Baptist Church this Saturday (12/3) from 9a-3p.  I would love for you to stop by!

    I hope you have a great day!

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    CS: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
    Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves die

    28 November 2011

    Welcome Baby and NEW class announcement!

    My sweet friends welcomed their first child Saturday evening.  In their honor, here's a cute owl card. 
    The front panel is quite simple, a Woodgrain background stamp and a wide oval is punched out for the owl to peek though.
     The owl is actually on the inside of the card (as seen below). 

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Early Espresso
    CS: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Owl: Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and DSP
    Accessories: Small oval punch, Large oval punch, Wide oval punch, Owl punch, Bird Punch (branch)

    Look for an OWL PUNCH CLASS coming in January.  You'll decorate several owls and assemble an OWLbum for your samples.  Cost is $25 and includes an Owl Punch ($16.95 value), tombow adhesive ($3.95 value) and chipboard book and ring.

    You must RSVP by December 13th, 2011 so I can have the punch for class.  

    Class Dates:  (Please indicate which class you'll attend with your RSVP)
    Sunday 1/1/2012 at 3pm
    Saturday 1/7/2012 at 3pm
    Friday 1/13/2012 at 8pm

    23 November 2011

    Just Add Snow!

    One of the four projects we'll complete in class on Saturday uses my favorite stamp set:  Holiday Lineup.
    I saw several versions of this card and instantly wanted to recreate it.  Bleach on Crumb Cake cardstock yields AWESOME results!!!

    We used the blender pens to color the hats and scarves and accessories.  Make sure you color your images FIRST.

    I have a separate aqua painter dedicated to bleach and clearly LABELED.  Fill the reservoir with pure bleach and paint away.  Once it dries, the cardstock is bleached.  Different cardstock reacts differently, each color and brand yields different results.  Play around (it's so much better than bleaching your laundry!).

    Getting these out of order will ruin your marker and/or blender pens.  Please send me any questions you may have.

    There is a seat still open for class on Saturday, please drop me an email if you're interested.  The class is held in Odenton, MD and starts promptly at 2:30pm.  I'd love to see you.

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Chocolate Chip (Craft ink), Night of Navy, Bashful Blue
    CS: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
    Accessories: Embossing Powder, heat tool, snowflake punch, big shot, top note die, aqua painter, bleach, blender pen

    Online Extravaganza is still going on!  Please sure to click here to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your Wednesday!

    22 November 2011


    It's Tuesday, the week of Thanksgiving and I'm remembering all the things I am Thankful for.

    This is a great double layout.  Sorry I can't figure out how to photograph them better.  Some of the DSP is retired, but remember you can use anything you have - this page is scrappy!  The page is also "whimsy" for my style, just like falling leaves. The colors are rich and vibrant.

    I enhanced the page with several little techniques.  All the leaves are cut with the Leaves #2 and the Big Shot.  There are leaves on the left made of out of golf waffle paper.  It's a fun, thin material that you can crinkle.  Because Leaves #2 is a Bigz die, it can cut several layers of cardstock at one time.  See the connected leaves on the bottom left, those paper-doll style leaves were made with the big shot.  There's also a leaf made of cork.  The Bigz dies cut a variety of materials.  A scrappy piece of Chantilly Trim creates a horizontal line that will guide your eye to the picture (not shown).  If you look closely, there's a subtle piece of Old Olive peeking out top of the Chantilly Trim.   I added some trinkets and twill scraps too.

    The second page used some scrappy pieces of Top Note die and the negative from the Top Note die, and more leaves.  These leaves on the right were sprayed liberally with the smooch spritz.  Word of caution, watch the overspray from these tiny bottles.   Also, don't shake the bottle - that will introduce air, instead roll it between your hands to mix the solution.

    The medallion is stamped by taking sponge daubers, with different color and daubing the ink onto the rubber, and then stamped on paper.  No two medallions will be the same! A sweet glimmer brad is in the middle.
    If you have some wonderful thanksgiving pictures from before or ones that you take this week, I'd love to scrap them with you.  We can recreate a similar page.  

    Thanks for stopping by today.

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Day of Gratitude
    Ink: Early Espresso
    CS: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and More Mustard
    Accessories: Big Shot, Leaves #2 die, Top Note die, Designer Series punch, cork, waffle paper, 1/2" chantilly trim, vintage trinkets, log cabin smooch spritz, 3/8" twill tape

    21 November 2011

    Online Extravaganza and More!

    Hiya!  There is a new project at the end of this post...be sure to check it out!

    The sale starts today!  There are some AWESOME discounted products, INCLUDING THE NEW SIMPLY SCORED TOOL.  Think about creating your tags, cards and gifts or wrap up some product for your favorite crafter.  I'd love to help you create gifts.  Contact me to schedule a session in the next three weeks.  These discounted items can only be ordered through my website.  Please contact me if you have any questions or need assistance.
    Onto today's project.  It's a quick broach.  It looks so much better in person.  Stop by at Gaithersburg FBC on Dec 3rd to see it!  It's amazing!  The sticky page keeps all the glitter on the pin and not on your shirt or jacket. Sticky pages are double sided stickiness, made to adhere to your favorite card stock or DSP and be ran through the Big Shot.  Once you're thru the machine, remove the top "red" piece - exposing the stickiness.  

    Here's a side view to show you the layers and dimension.  

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    CS: Whisper White
    Accessories: Big Shot, Glass Stampin' Glitter, Sticky Pages, Antique Brads, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, (non-SU: felt and pin for backing)

    19 November 2011

    Open Sea

    One of the most popular summer sets is back, as a write in.  You'll not see this darling set in any of the current catalogs, but it can be ordered. I think I've used each image, but I've attached the images below the card.  This is a great masculine color combo.  I think adding the bakers twine didn't make it too girly.  Right?

    Have a great weekend! 

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Open Sea
    Ink: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy
    CS: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
    Accessories: Early Espresso bakers twine

    18 November 2011

    Thinking of You!

    JUST ANNOUNCED!  Stampin' Up!'s 2011 Online Extravaganza Sale will be here soon to help you with your holiday shopping!!  
    Online Extravaganza

    The Online Extravaganza begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and will run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

    Be sure to log in to my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of great savings like...
    • FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express
    • 60% off select Designer Fabrics
    • 30% off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
    • PLUS...two items, on sale for 24 hours only (Nov 21, 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM [MT])
    Watch for more detailed information November 21!  I  don't know what the sale items are, but I'm excited!!  These are time sensitive, once the deal is gone - it's gone.  Please note the sale times are MOUNTAIN times. 

    Another card today.  This card isn't flashy and intricate; it's the message and encouragement you write inside the card that is important.  I'm sure you've learned I love the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  It's the best.   I've toned down the Rich Razzleberry with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.  You can find Ribbon of Hope and other A La Carte individual stamps on page 19&20 of the IBC.  

    I hope you have a great Friday.

    Sweet Deets (all supplies Stampin' Up!):
    Stamps: Ribbon of Hope, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    Ink: Rich Razzleberry
    CS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
    Accessories:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set, Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding, Brights Collection DSP Paper Stack


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