Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Spring Notebook

Hi again bloggers! Hope you are having a great week! 
So today I wanted to re-create the notebook that is on the Spring Catalogue. I think it turned out pretty good... and this is one of the projects that we are making tonight at the Stamper's Club. 
Have you seen a project sample in the Spring Catalogue that you really caught your eye or a stamp set that you can't live without? Leave me some feedback!

Oh and don't forget that if you really like the Oh Hello stamp set, you can get a GREAT DEAL by purchasing it with the Ovals Collection Framelits in the Oh Hello Bundle (131102, 131101)

Stamp Sets:   Oh Hello  (Wood Mount 130730, Clear Mount 130733)
Paper:  Crumb Cake  (120953), Vellum (101856),Tea For Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
Ink: Whisper White (101731), Calypso Coral (126983), Early Espresso Marker (119680)
Cool Tools:   Paper Snips (103579),  Spritzer Tool (107066), Corner Rounder Punch (119871)
The Perfect Touch:  Paper Doilies (129399), Flower Trim (126869), Early Espresso Baker's Twine (123124), Cotton Ribbon (Retired), Early Espresso Grosgrain Stitched (126871),
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Ribbon Slide (retired)
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Chalkboard Technique

Hi Bloggers! It's Monday again, and another long week ahead. 
This week I have my Stamper's Club group on Wednesday and I can't wait to show them what I have planned for them.... I will post later this week after they have made the projects. 

So Sale-a-Bration starts this week and I am showcasing another card using the Feeling Sentimental stamp set. I am really liking this set... And it's FREE! There's nothing better than that!
I am curious though, what criteria do you use when purchasing your stamp sets? Is it just love of the image? Or value that you get in the set.. say more stamps in the set for a good price? Do you figure out how many different ways that you could use the set to get the most value? I would love your feedback so leave me a comment. I just purchase them based on what I like, no thought process here! LOL

So here's my card today using the Chalkboard Technique...
If you are interested in learning new techniques every month, contact me for  Stamper's Club information...

Stamp Sets:   Feeling Sentimental  (129630 Sale-a-Bration), Memorable Moments (Wood Mount 126680 Clear Mount 126682), Word Play (Wood Mount 120308, Clear Mount 120651)
Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Crumb Cake (120953), Designer Series Paper Stack (117157)
Ink:  versamark (102283), Crumb Cake (126975)
Cool Tools:   Paper Snips (103579),  Heat Tool (129053), Distressing Tool (127562), Sponge Daubers (102892)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Basics Designer Buttons (129325), Crochet Trim (118481), Linen Thread (104199), White Embossing Powder (109132) , Watercolor Pencils (101879),
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek!

Hi Ho Bloggers! My week is almost done...and I have made a little bit of progress. I have managed most days to get down into my scrap room to get some stuff done. My projects for my Stamper's Club next week are finished and ready to show off. I can't wait. 
Today's project is a sneak peek at one of the new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets. This set is called Feeling Sentimental. And you could have it FREE! Sale-a-Bration starts on January 22 and you can get free products with every $60 purchase or by hosting a workshop with your friends. 

Stamp Sets:   Feeling Sentimental  (Sale-a-Bration), Clockworks (Wood Mount 127290 Clear Mount 127292)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Island Indigo (122923), Pink Pirouette (111351), Fan Fair Designer Series Paper (126918)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986), Crumb Cake (126975), versamark (102283)
Cool Tools:   Paper Snips (103579),  Heat Tool (129053), Distressing Tool (127562), 
1" Square Punch (124094)
The Perfect Touch:  Silver Basics Designer Buttons (129325), Pink Pirouette Tafetta Ribbon (122981), Very Vanilla Embossing Powder , Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (Retired)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Try It Tuesday!

Hey there Bloggers! Hope your week is going well so far. Well, my cabinets are in, the counter top is attached. Now I am just waiting patiently for the doors. Ha, if my husband could hear me now, he would say that the last thing I am is patient! I have been giving him a hard time lately because I keep coming up with new things I want him to do, and he is not appreciating the "oh this should only take you a few minutes..." He says that I don't fully understand how long it takes to do things or appreciate the fact that he does have an actual job to do too. So, I am waiting for the doors...and I picked up these crates a few weeks ago and I just thought of a use for one of them, so I need him to quickly spray it (he is a cabinet maker and finisher). Then he is working on a table and chairs set that I picked up for a steal on a swap n buy site to re-finish. Oh, and I forgot the drawers that he is making for me, that I use to store my cards ( I have 4 already but I need a few more. I will have to post a pic of them sometime). I love my husband, tee hee!
If you haven't seen my re-organization for the new year, you can check out my post here.

So today's card is my Try It Tuesday card. Today I am trying some of the new products that I ordered from the Spring Catalogue. I hope you like it! This card started out as this Mojo Monday sketch and took a definite turn from what I was expecting it to look like!!

Stamp Sets:   OH Hello  (Wood-Mount 130730 Clear-Mount 130733)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), So Saffron (105118), Lucky Limeade (122926), Tea For Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984)
Cool Tools:   Paper Snips (103579),  Honeycomb Embossing Folder (129378), Piercing Tool (126189), Piercing Mat (126199), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), Big Shot (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Printed Designer Brads (122940), Rhinestones (119246), 
Flower Trim (126869), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 
Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (122966),
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Monthly Kits are here!

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 starting Monday, January 14 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 colour-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 $24.95 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 Monday, January 14 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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Blooming with Kindness

Hi Bloggers! Well it's Tuesday... and frankly that's about all I can say about that! LOL

Today's project is totally CASE'd. I saw this card and I loved it, and I couldn't think of a darn thing that I would change about it! So here it is...

Stamp Sets:   Blooming with Kindness (Wood-Mount 126420 Clear-Mount 126422)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Crumb Cake  (120953)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (122939), Crumb Cake (126975)
Cool Tools:   Paper Snips (103579),  3/4" Square Punch (retired)
The Perfect Touch:  Printed Designer Brads (122940), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 
Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (122966),
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For a limited time only!!! Get these 2 great Stampin' Up Valentines Deals!!!

 #1 - During the My Little Valentine promotion, you will get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE-a $9.95 value-when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set. This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21! 
 Stampinup stampin pretty simply sent kit
#2 - Until January 21 you will have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive Valentine Treat Bundle. This bundle, created specifically for this special offer, contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (English only) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.

Monday, January 7, 2013


So one of my priorities for the year is to be more organized. And to that end I started re-organizing my workshop. Why is it that it seems like re-organization makes more of a mess than the mess that you started with? Well, here is the middle of my organization process...

I am just waiting for doors and a counter top for the cabinets. Blair happened to have had a bunch of cabinets that were going in the garbage... there isn't anything wrong with them, it just happens that they are custom sizes and they were made to the incorrect size so they can't be sold. Seemed odd to me that you would just get rid of them, but that's how his business works so I get lucky I suppose. 
Anyway, hopefully counter and doors will be ready this week.

Now this area I have actually managed to clean up. And if you had seen my desk before now, you would definitely be impressed.


Don't forget that the new Spring 2013 Catalogue is live. Place your orders today!!!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spring Time?

Hi all! Unfortunately I don't have a project for today but I do have some great news for you....

the new 2013 Spring Catalogue starts today!!!! 

View it here

If you would like a copy of the catalogue, email me today!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

Well, it's a brand new year and it's time for a re-start. Unfortunately I haven't kept up with posting recently but I am working on being more consistent. 
This year my word is HAPPY. I don't do resolutions but my priority for the year is to remember that word and to put it into action. So everything that I do should be with the intention of being happy. 

Today's project is a template that I found in My Digital Studio 2, and it was so simple, just drag and drop the picture. Now please don't laugh, the picture is from 1996. 
if you are interested in finding out more about digital scrapbooking, email me. I will also be offering classes very soon for digital scrapbooking. 
And don't forget that you can download a 30 Day Free Trial version of MDS.

Cool Tools:   My Digital Studio (130910), Vintage Overlays MDS Template
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