Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh, Whale! Baby thank you cards

For as long as I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have given sets of baby thank you cards at every baby shower I have been to (which has been a lot in the past 8+ years!).  This set is for a friend having a shower this weekend:


When I do big sets of cards I try to keep things simple since I know I’ll have to do whatever it is 20, 30, or 50 times.  This set of 20 came together pretty easily—especially since the whale was die cut (after stamping), and the waves are from a stamp “wheel”.  I have love, love, loved the patterned paper from the spring catalog, Sunshine and Sprinkles (item #126922).  I might have to get an extra pack or two before the spring catalog ends May 31st.


View Spring Catalog—ends May 31st!

View Retiring Stamp Set List—ends June 3!

View Retiring Accessories list—up to 60% off some items, good while supplies last, some items already sold out.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Something for Everyone—retiring stamp sets & accessories

something for everyone

Every year, Stampin’ Up! retires a portion of the stamp sets and accessories in the current catalog to make way for the next new thing.  This year there are discounts of up to 60% off accessories and supplies (including MDS content discs)!

Here’s the link to the retiring stamp sets (available until June 3).  Here’s the link to the retiring accessories (available until June 3, or while supplies last, some items already sold out!). 

Order online at my website, or call or email me with your order.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

You’re gonna want this! Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

So Stampin’ Up has been posting projects on Facebook and having people vote on their favorites—this cute little card won and now you can get it as a kit!

all dolled up

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913) Adhesive not included.

Call or email me to place an order, or order online here.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Daisy Scout Leader Thank You

Any Girl Scouts out there?  My daughter is just finishing up her first year as a Daisy Scout.  She had a great time!  There are 2 leaders in her troop of 18-19 girls, so we collected money for some gift cards for them and had the girls sign an extra large card for each leader to say thanks.


The flower is in the colors of the Daisy “learning petals”.


  • Stamp Set: Curly Cute (item # 117014 annual catalog p. 138)
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red
  • Ink: Basic Black craft ink
  • Extras: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, small oval punch (retired), full heart punch (for the “pennant” ends of the thank you banner), scallop trim border punch (item# 118402 annual catalog p. 183), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (item"# 119976 annual catalog p. 189),

Do you need a thank you card for your Girl Scout leader?  Order a custom card from me by emailing me at

Have you made something cool for your girl scout or her leaders?  I’d love to see some other ideas.  Leave me a comment with your link.

View the Spring Catalog here.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

April Stamp Class Samples: Dads!

I know it’s kind of early for a Father’s Day card, but May is sooooo busy for people that I thought I’d throw it into the mix for my April class.  You can see my other class samples by clicking on the links—Mother’s Day, Graduation, Teacher Appreciation/Thank You, & yesterday’s post--Wedding.

I saw the idea on pinterest, not sure who originated it, but here’s one link from Heather Klump again.  She does great work!



  • Stamp Set: Retired sentiment set
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Retired Designer Series Paper
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Extras: Petite Pennants Builder Punch (item#122361, annual catalog p. 185, 3/4 inch circle punch (item #119873, annual catalog p. 184)

If you’re local to me, call or email me to get details about the class and sign up. If you see something you like that you want me to make and send by mail, just ask!

View the Spring Catalog here.
Order anytime at

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Stamp Class—Wedding

I got married almost 12 years ago, and our wedding colors were just black and white.  Somehow my husband, his family, and groomsman all ended up wearing blue accents, and my family all ended up in red.  Not sure what happened there.  Since then, I have always gravitated towards black and white themed wedding cards.  Here’s another  card we are doing in class this month.  Click the links to view the other cards from class: mother’s day, graduation, and teacher appreciation.

I CASED this one from Heather Klump.



  • Stamp Set: Apothecary Art (item#125525 wood, 125527 clear, annual catalog p. 102; retired sentiment stamp

apothecary art

  • Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, retired DSP
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Extras:
    • white ribbon (retired)
    • labels collection framelits (item #125598, annual catalog p.191)
    • Big Shot with multi-purpose platform and cutting pads (item#113439, annual catalog p. 186)

View the Spring Catalog here.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April Class Samples: Teacher Appreciation/Thank You

For most of my classes I usually have 4 samples and everyone makes two of each, but for my “buffet” class, I have 5-6 samples and then people can choose how many of each they want to make.  Since this class is mostly event/holiday related, it’s nice for everyone to be able to customize their projects to what they need.  Here’s the Mother’s Day Sample, and the graduation sample, and next is the thank you card for teachers, coaches, carpool drivers, etc. that deserve some appreciation for all they do.



  • Stamp Set: retired sentiment stamp
  • Cardstock: crumb cake, pool party
  • Ink: basic black
  • Extras:

pop up posies kit

    • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (S-A-B promotional paper--no longer available)
    • Vine Street Embossing Folder (S-A-B promotional item—not currently available)

The card features the pop up posies designer kit.  The kit comes with the brown paper tags, flower layers—3 different colors, brads, twine, and a stamp too.  It’s a great value and you can use the flower embellishments on so many things.  I only used 5 layers of the flower for this card, but it’s designed to use 10 layers. 

If you’re local to me, call or email me to get details about the class and sign up.  If you see something you like that you want me to make and send by mail, just ask!

Don’t Forget! Free Shipping on all orders today through Monday, April 8th.
View the Spring Catalog here.
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Monday, April 8, 2013

SMASH! Have you seen this yet?

Stampin’ Up! released some great  new items you can purchase separately or in a kit to make your own cool smash book.  What is a smash book?  It’s an on the go journal/doodle/scrapbook that is perfect for capturing the little things that make your life what it is.

Here’s the kit:


Epic Day This and That Journal—60 printed sheets, spiral bound, chipboard cover (item#131268, $10.95)

epic day this and that journal

Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper—12 x 12 size, 2 each of 6 double sided designs (item# 130814, $10.95).

epic day this and that dsp

Remember This and That Rotary Stamp—dates and clever phrases on a rotary dial (item #130133 $5.95)

epic day this and that rotary stamp

Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers—tabs, frames, banners, arrows, etc on semi gloss paper designed to fit with your journal (item#131271 $4.95)

epic day this and that stickers

Epic Day This and That Washi Tape—low tack patterned tape in three designs and widths (item #131269 $4.95)

epic day this and that washi

BUNDLE THE WHOLE THING AND SAVE 15%!  Item#133350 $32.08.  All five This and That products!  Bundle Price good through April 30.

epic day this and that bundle

I think this kit would make an AWESOME gift for a graduating senior or someone headed off on a summer adventure, starting a new job, or even fun to pass around at summer camp! 

Get your kit before the 30th to save 15%! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Class Samples: Graduation

I’m showcasing all the cards for this month’s stamp class over the next several days, (you can see the Mother’s Day sample here).  Next up is Graduation.  I’ve always tried to do graduation cards that work with the school colors and this year I incorporated a fun stamp from My Digital Studio that I enlarged and then die cut.  I was able to print it in the main color for each school and then use different accent colors for the card base or layers. 



From left to right: purple and gold (Littleton High School, Burgundy and Silver (Chatfield Senior High), cardinal and navy (Dakota Ridge), and blue and silver (Columbine). 

If you’re local to me, call or email to get details about the class and sign up. If you see something you like that you want me to make you and send by mail, just ask!

Here’s a close up:


The close up is the navy and silver one, but you can see that it would be easy to do this in black, silver, and white, which could be sort of generic colors for any graduate.


  • Stamp Set: none (I printed the greeting using My Digital Studio)
  • Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush (retired), Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Brushed Silver, Whisper White,
  • Ink: none (I printed the greeting using My Digital Studio)
  • Extras:
    • Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (item# 127751 annual catalog p. 189)
    • Apothecary Accents Framelits (item #127003, annual catalog p. 191)
    • Metallic Brads, silver (item #119741, annual catalog p. 174)
    • Big Shot with multi-purpose platform and cutting pads

Don’t Forget! Free Shipping on all orders today through Monday, April 8th. 
View the Spring Catalog here.
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

April Class Samples: Mother’s Day

It’s April already!!  Is it just me or does anyone else feel like April and May are as busy as November and December?  We started baseball and swim lessons and I feel like every night of the week I’m shuttling kids around.  I think everyone is having fun.  Hopefully.
I’m getting ready for my next stamp class with cards for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Teacher Appreciation, weddings, and Father’s Day.  If you’re local, give me a call or email me ( to sign up. 
Here’s the first sample:IMG_7476
Mother’s Day Card:  CASED from Jenny Moors, here.
  • Stamp Set: Collage Curios (item#129099 wood mount, 129102 clear mount,  spring catalog p. 24), greeting set, retired
  • Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Cameo Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Designer Series Paper: Sunshine and Sprinkles (item#126922, p. 28 Spring Catalog)
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Cameo Coral
  • Extras:
    • Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (spring catalog, p. 6),
    • soda pop tops (item # 129388, spring catalog p. 24),
    • paper doilies (item#129399, spring catalog p. 5),
    • 1 3/4 inch scallop circle punch (item #119854 annual catalog, p. 184),
    • 1/4 inch stitched grosgrain ribbon, whisper white (item#126877 annual catalog p. 173),
    • Big Shot with multi-purpose platform and cutting pads
Don’t Forget!  Free Shipping on all orders today through Monday, April 8th. 
Thanks for stopping by!  View the Spring Catalog here.
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Here’s the new color families!

New color kits/bundled packages will be available May 31.  If you think you’ll miss some of the outgoing colors (shown at the end of this post), please order soon as they are only available while supplies last.  Remember there is free shipping today through Monday!!
New to the Brights collection: Bermuda Bay
New to the Subtles collection: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, and Pool Party
New to the Regals: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo
New to the Neutrals: Smoky Slate

Retiring Colors:

Free Shipping April 6-8 & Stampin' Up! Color Refresh is Coming

First—FREE SHIPPING this weekend!!!  This is a HUGE deal and saves you $6.95 or 10% of your merchandise total!  Please call, email or go online to order!

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Announcing Stampin' Up!'s upcoming Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. We are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Print: Color Refresh Flyer

The upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)!

Q: What are the new core collection colors, and what are the In Colors that are returning as core colors?
A: There are a total of 10 "new colors".  Most are returning In Colors...yay!

  • NEW Smoky Slate
  • FOUR returning current In Colors include:
    • Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder
  • FIVE returning past In Colors include:
    • Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
    • Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
    • Soft Sky

Colors Retiring/Discontinuing:

  • Regal Rose
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Bashful Blue
  • Certainly Celery
  • Baja Breeze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • Bravo Burgundy
  • Not Quite Navy
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
  • Lucky Limeade (2011/2013 In-Color)

IMPORTANT: Starting April 4th

All retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last.

Some products may not be available to the end of the current catalog period (ending May 31st). 

You'll want to stock up on your favorite out-going color products this weekend and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING going on April 6-8, 2013.