Sunday, October 28, 2012


Stampin' Up! is having a ONE DAY stamp sale!  For one day only, you will get 15 percent off almost every stamp they sell!  This offer begins at 12:00 AM (MT) and lasts until 11:50 PM (MT) on Monday, October 29, 2012.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including:
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.  To place an order, contact me, or order through my site.

And in addition to this fabulous sale, Stampin' Up! is also having a week-long celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day!  This means FREE downloads, and 50% off all digital kits.  To order any of the discounted kits, visit my website here.

Item Designer Kit Retail Value Sale Price
50% Off
130861 Afternoon Daydream Kit $9.95 $4.97
129928 Afternoon Tea II Kit $9.95 $4.97
119839 Always Elegant Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
129358 Attic Boutique Kit $9.95 $4.97
122175 Autumn Spice Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127600 Autumn Traditions Kit $9.95 $4.97
130969 Bandstand Kit $7.95 $3.97
130970 Be of Good Cheer Kit $7.95 $3.97
123728 Celebrations Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
130982 Chevron Punch Kit $7.95 $3.97
123956 Christmas Cheer Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
120880 Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127362 Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
128876 Day in the Life Kit $14.95 $7.47
130059 Fifty Nifty Kit $9.95 $4.97
130062 File it Fun Kit $7.95 $3.97
131228 Friendship Preserves Kit $3.95 $1.97
128875 Frosty Days II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129924 Get it Done Kit $5.95 $2.97
129870 Good Times II Kit $7.95 $3.97
118465 Happy Birthday Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128872 Holiday Harmony Kit $7.95 $3.97
127773 Holly Berry Bouquet $9.95 $4.97
118466 Hoppy Memories Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
128999 It's all Me Kit $9.95 $4.97
130850 Joyful Times Kit $9.95 $4.97
124230 Just Add Cake Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
124446 Leadership 2011 Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
124568 Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit $9.95 $4.97
124443 Love Birds Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131231 Lovely Little Labels Kit $7.95 $3.97
129359 Mixed Bunch Kit $7.95 $3.97
119978 My Sweet Pea Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
132264 Neon Notes Kit $9.95 $4.97
129898 New Heights Kit $7.95 $3.97
122174 Nite Owl Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
129340 Number One Kit $9.95 $4.97
129360 On the Go Kit $9.95 $4.97
124463 One Great Year Kit $9.95 $4.97
131360 Ornament Keepsakes Kit $6.95 $3.47
127599 Party Animal Kit $9.95 $4.97
131226 Picture This Kit $4.95 $2.47
130851 Pinwheels on Parade Kit $7.95 $3.97
126027 Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
131227 Providences of Provinces Kit $7.95 $3.97
130983 Raspberry Splash Kit $7.95 $3.97
118869 Recipes By Design Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
127163 Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
130060 Season By Season Kit $9.95 $4.97
127587 Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit $7.95 $3.97
129605 Special Delivery Bright Kit $7.95 $3.97
129606 Special Delivery Subtle Kit $7.95 $3.97
127759 Spice Cake Kit $5.95 $2.97
130852 Spring Break II Kit $9.95 $4.97
129608 Spring Fever Kit $7.95 $3.97
130076 Summer Happiness Kit $9.95 $4.97
118464 Summer Home Digital Kit $14.95 $7.47
129601 Summer Smooches Kit $9.95 $4.97
124229 Sunset Serenade Digital Kit $5.95 $2.97
129339 Sweet Shop Kit $9.95 $4.97
129882 Tea Time II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
132190 That's a Wrap Kit $7.95 $3.97
127431 Tickets & Tags Kit $9.95 $4.97
125757 Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit $7.95 $3.97
131217 Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit $9.95 $4.97
121071 Travel Journal Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
126022 Travel Log Kit $9.95 $4.97
129332 Twitterpated Kit $9.95 $4.97
129607 Walk in the Park Kit $9.95 $4.97
132567 Winter Wonders Kit $9.95 $4.97
127609 Wicked Fun Kit $9.95 $4.97
131218 Wonderfall Kit $7.95 $3.97
120881 Write Stuff II Digital Kit $9.95 $4.97
128883 You're My Sunshine Kit $7.95 $3.97

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Elegant Ornament

I love the simplicity of this card.  And by using Framelits and the coordinating stamp sets, making this card is simple, too!  There is a lot of Big Shot action going on here, considering the ornament requires three cuts of the image.  The medallion behind the ornament was also cut with Framelits, and the background was done by using the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  How did I ever make cards without the Big Shot?  It's kind of funny, because when Stampin' Up! first introduced it, I thought, "Why on earth would I spend that kind of money on that?!?"  I finally bit the bullet and bought it, and I'm not sure I've made a card without it since.  I love my Big Shot!

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Daydream Medallions
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Lucky Limeade and Very Vanilla card stock, Festival of Prints DSP
Accessories:  Floral Frames and Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, rhinestones, Lacy Brocade embossing folder

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sparkly Snowflakes

 This is such a simple card, and I think the simplicity is what makes it so pretty.  Using the Snow Swirled stamp set, I stamped random snowflakes in Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, and Champagne Shimmer paint along the left side of the card, leaving the right hand side unstamped.  The strip of Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon separates the two sides, emphasized with a simple bow above the oval sentiment.  I love the use of the oval Designer Frames embossing folder here, and I highlighted the embossed frame with a bit of shimmer paint lightly sponged over the raised pattern.

Stamps:  Snow Swirled
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso Classic Ink, Champagne Shimmer Paint
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Extra-Large Oval punch, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, sponge dauber

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Club Card #2

Have I mentioned before that I love leaves?  I could make cards that feature leaves and fall colors all year long.  The Gently Falling stamp set is a perfect pairing with the woodgrain embossing folder.  To make the woodgrain really stand out, we sponged a bit of Soft Suede ink on the embossed card stock, working against the grain.  The piece of more mustard card stock was spritzed with the Color Spritzing Tool and then crumpled up.  It's not visible in the picture, but the leaves have a bit of sparkle to them.  I made my own shimmer spritz using rubbing alcohol and a few drops of shimmer paint.  It was so easy to make, and even easier to use!

Stamps:  Gently Falling, Tiny Tags
Ink:  Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, and More Mustard Classic Ink
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, More Mustard, and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Woodgrain embossing folder, Jewelry Tag punch, Color Spritzing Tool

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October Club Card #1

I'm not really much of a Halloween person, but I do love fall.  And fall means pumpkins.  These little pumpkins are so easy to make.  Just pick out a circle or oval punch, punch out three pieces, then with a little adhesive, stick them together.  So simple.  I did pop up the center piece with a Stampin' Dimensional, and sponged the edges a bit to give the layers a bit more dimension.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Button Buddies
Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Pumpkin Pie card stock, Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, Woodgrain embossing folder, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, sponge

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Candy Dish

I made this cute little candy dish on Saturday so we could have a fun way to eat our treats at the Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday.  Because fall colored M&Ms should really be housed in a cute fall-ish container.  :) I guess it's not actually a little candy's actually not little.  It's made from a full piece of 12x12 card stock, so the bottom and the sides all measure 4" square. 
Here's a view from the top.  I just tied a bunch of different ribbons around the top to make it pretty.  It was so easy to make...I was actually surprised at how quickly I was able to follow these directions and put it together. 

Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Ink:  Old Olive, More Mustard, and Cajun Craze
Paper:  Autumn Spice DSP (retired), Cajun Craze 12x12 card stock, Early Espresso Core'dinations and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories:  Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Crochet Trim, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Speaking of the Stamp-a-Stack on Sunday, I'll have those cards coming up later this week.  And if you're interested in coming to our last Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack on Dec. 2, just let me know!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Single Stamps!

If you've always wished you could purchase just one sentiment from a stamp set, it's your lucky day! 
Stampin' Up! is trying out something new! We now have the chance to buy single pieces from these select stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.
  • These stamps are available on any order type-customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online. 
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers:
     Single Stamps: Word Play
     Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
     Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings
  • These won't be sent to you 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 flyers. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!

Monday, October 1, 2012

October promotion

If you've been thinking about getting the Ornament Keepsakes set, now is the time!  To place an order, call or email me, or click here to place your order.