Black Friday arrives early at Stampin’ Up!

Image   Stampin’ UP! has started the sales for Holiday shopping early this year!  check here for a large list of products that are discounted between now and December 2nd.  A Great time to start your holiday shopping for your Crafty Family and Friends!   You can place an order on my online store HERE.  Use the Hostess code 9CDRP7DN and you might be the Mystery Hostess for this week!  I will be choosing a mystery hostess on Sunday!   Happy Shopping! signature line-003  

New Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!

All I can say is what GREAT timing!!  I am working on a Box it, Bag It, Tag It class for December (Friday Dec. 12th) and this week the Bow Die for the Sizzix is on Sale!!  So you don’t want to  miss out on this one!! So I have setup a Mystery Hostess order for this week!  Go to my website Here and click on the SHOP in the top right corner and be sure to use the hostess code of 9CDRP7DN when you place your order.  Then you will have a chance to be the mystery hostess for this month and receive the hostess benefits = FREE Stuff!! gift-bow-bigz-die   I love the Bow die and can’t wait to show you all the beautiful bows that you will be able to make with this die!! Gift Bow Bigz L Die – 129977 Price $32.95 Special  $24.71     these Muslin bags are great for decorating and then wrapping small gifts  (jewelry would be great in these bags!) Mini Muslin Bags  132180  Price $9.95  Special  7.46 mini-muslin-bags                   This gift tag set makes tags a snap!! Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161 Regular Price: $4.95  Discounted Price: $3.71 real-red-goodie-gear                   Don’t forget about all those goodies that you are making for Family and Friends!  These boxes are perfect! Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147  Regular Price: $3.95   Discounted Price: $2.96  extra-large-gift-box                   Stock up on your Halloween Paper for next year!! Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper   Item # 132185 Regular Price: $10.95   Discounted Price: $7.11  witches'-brew-dsp                   And last but not least – what about documenting all the family recipes for your Family Members with My Digital Studio?? Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137 Regular Price: $12.95     Discounted Price: $7.77 orchard-harvest

Joyful Christmas card sample

It is the second week of November and time to show a sneak peak of the cards that I have designed for my monthly Stamper’s Club.   100_9949_edited-1 This month’s cards use the Joyful Christmas set.    I really love this set and the look that you can achieve when you stamp these images on vellum!  So the technique for this month is Stained Glass which is a beautiful technique to use on vellum. I will be demoing this technique and introducing 5 cards that my team and I have designed using the Joyful Christmas stamp set!     This month’s bundle is the following items.  You can receive a copy of the instructions for the 5 cards and a FREE technique video for the Stained Glass technique by placing an order of $35 or more in the month of November.  With the technique video and the instructions for the cards, it is just like being here in my Creative Playground with me!!    
  • Joyful Christmas stamp set     131805   $16.95
  • Vellum Card stock   101856  $6.50
  • Pretty Print Embossing Folder         132175  $7.95
  • Winter Frost Designer paper     132341  $12.95
  • Silver Foil Sheets        132178   $3.95
  • Silver 1/8″ ribbon   132137  $4.95
  • Pearl Basic Jewels  119247  $4.95
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels   119246  $4.95
Cardstocks include :  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Basic Black, Primrose petals and Crumb Cake  (NOTE:  you can substitute other shades of pink or red if you don’t have all these colors.)
Inks used include:  Silver with silver embossing powder, White ink with White embossing powder, Gold ink with gold embossing powder.  NOTE:  you can use a versamark  pad in place of the silver, gold and white ink with the appropriate color embossing powder.
The flowers are colored with Cherry Cobbler ink and Island Indigo Ink with a blender pen or aqua painter.
You can order from my website here.  Just use the hostess code of 9CDRP7DN when you place your order.    Just click on the SHOP in the top right corner!  And you will have a chance to be the mystery hostess for this month!! Have a great week and stay tuned for other samples from my class!Happy Stampin’! signature line-003  

Christmas Cards

  100_9925copyHere are two more Christmas cards made with the set Bootiful Occasions.  I love this set with all of the different boots for the holidays.  But alas, I don’t have the set. These Christmas cards were designed by my upline Lynn Thieret for her Stamp-a-Stack class.  So which card do you like better? 100_9927 copy_edited-1 The first card uses the northern flurry embossing folder on soft sky card stock. The second is made with marina mist card stock.  The large snowflake from the festive Flurry set is stamped and cut out with the framelits.  A scallop circle is punched and sponged with marina mist ink.  The boot is stamped and cutout on top of the scallop circle. Happy Stampin’ signature line-003

Christmas Cards

These are the last of the cards from my weekend retreat with my Stampion’ Team!  I love this cute 100_9937 card was designed by Laura Perriera!  This cute little elf is so sweet The elf’s legs are made with the Season of Style Designer paper.  The feet are made by cutting a top note die from Cherry cobbler card stock.   The bows on the elf shoes are two butterflies punched from gum ball green card stock.  The butterflies are cut apart and layered to look like bows.  The bows are made from the silver taffeta ribbon.   And to finish it off, the bells are punched from silver glimmer paper using the small scallop punch. 100_9930 copy This last card was designed by Deanna Czarniecki who is one of the most creative people that I know!!  This card is designed around the Festive Flurries stamp set and matching framelits. The card base is smokey slate.  This card is a gate fold card so is scored at 2 1/8″ from each end of the card base.  She layered a piece of whisper white card stock on the inside of the card and stamped the small snowflake in coastal cabana ink. Deanna stamped the small snowflake with coastal cabana ink and the medium snowflake with smokey slate ink.  She then cut these out with the framelits and also cut out a large snowflake from coastal cabana and the medium snowflake from smokey slate card stock.    She added texture to these snowflakes with the  polka dot embossing folder. 100_9941 copyTo layer the snowflakes, start with the large snowflake in coastal cabana and attach to the right half of the card.  NOTE:  Don’t add adhesive to the whole snowflake.  Just the side you are attaching to   the card!  Then layer the snowflakes stamped in smokey slate on top of the large snowflake.  Next on the left side start with the smokey slate snowflake and layer the coastal cabana stamped snowflake to the top. Deanna added a pearl jewel to the center of her top snowflake.  I used one of the frosted flurry embellishments. Simply Beautiful!!   signature line-003      

Happy Halloween!!

100_9915 copy  Happy Halloween!!  Here is another card that moves designed for Halloween.  This card uses Halloween Happiness and the Best of Halloween stamp set.  The Haunted House is one of my favorite Halloween stamps that SU has designed over the year!! The designer paper on this card is the Witch’s Brew design.  The card colors are basic black and tangerine tango card stocks. So to make the unique fold, use a card stock base that is cut the long way 4 1/4″ x 11″.  Score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.  Cut 2 1/4″ off the top half of the card.  Cut another piece 100_9916 of basic black card stock to 3″ x 8″.  Score at 4″ and fold in half.  Layer the bottom half of the smaller card onto the base of the larger card, folding in the opposite direction. With this card, the haunted house which is punched with a circle punch holds the layer closed!   Enjoy your Halloween and don’t eat too much candy!!   signature line-003

More Cards – Thanksgiving

Here are a couple of more cards from my weekend retreat!  The first is a quick and easy Thinking of you card and the second would be a great Thanksgiving card. 100_9933 copy The first card is made with Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  What a great thinking of you card!  This card was designed by my friend Dawn Burke.  She used the square lattice embossing folder to add a little dimension to the gumball green background. 100_9936 copy         This next card was designed by me.  I used the Truly Grateful stamp set with the woodgrain embossing folder.  I used soft suede ink with a sponge to add a little color to the wood grain background.  the second layer is stamped with pool party and the background stamp that is part of the Truly Grateful stamp set. Next is a piece of Sweater Weather designer paper cut using the labels frame lit die.  This piece and the pool party background piece are sponged along the edge with soft suede ink for a little dimension. I stamped the Wheat with cajun craze and tied a piece of linen thread around the wheat.  I then stamped the piece of wood and the chestnut with soft suede ink and cut those out.  The banner is stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge set and sponged with the soft suede ink.  Gorgeous grunge is a  great set to create backgrounds. The last post will be tomorrow with the last couple of cards! Want to participate in our spring retreat??  Join my team!!  We do a Girls weekend twice a year to the cape and have a great time!!  We all learn something new – even us old dogs that have been stamping for 12 years!!   signature line-003    

More Cards from the weekend retreat

This cute snowman card was designed by Corine Mazza.  What you can’t see on this card is the 100_9939 copy sparkle on the snowflakes.  This handmade card is simply beautiful!   This next card was designed by Michele Lacerda.  She used the Winter Frost designer paper and the Festive Flurry stamp set with the matching framelits!  And what is a card without a little bling?  She added the Frosted Finishes embellishments to the center 100_9932 copy of the card and the narrow silver ribbon to the top!           100_9938 copy This last card was designed by Margaret Galvez.   This precious angel was made with a few different punches from the SU collection.  Te body is made up of the tab punch, with a circle for the head.  The wings are a butterfly cut from vellum!   So cute!!   signature line-003

Cards Weekend Retreat

Well my downline and I had a great weekend on the Cape again and made lots of beautiful projects and handmade cards!! 100_9920 copy   Here are a couple of the cards from the weekend! The first card is a file folder card that was designed by Jeanne Nielsen.  She used our fall DSP, sweater weather, and the envelope punch board to make the file folder. I will post a message with a demo of this technique in the next few days! 100_9935 copy   The card below was designed and made by Lisa Fuller.  She used the Serene Shillouette stamp set. 100_9934 copy         I love this set!   Stay tuned for some more samples! signature line-003

October Technique Class

Each month I design a technique class with a video demonstrating a technique with full directions for 3 cards using the technique!   Well, this month I have designed the technique around  the new Thinlits Dies that allow you to make Flip Cards in one quick step. 100_9908

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These dies are great and make interactive cards so easy!  Who wouldn’t want to receive an interactive card like one of these above! So for the remainder of October – place an order for one of the thinlit die sets and receive a link to my technique video and full instructions for these cards for FREE!  Each set of thinlit dies has 8 great shapes that coordinate with the die to make beautiful cards all for $32.95.
  • 133479 – Label Card Thinlit
  • 133480 – Circle Card Thinlit
You can place orders at my online store here.    Enjoy your day and Happy Stampin’! signature line-003  

Last Day for $25 Starter Kit

I can’t believe that it has been 12 years since I have become a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator!  I have made the best friends while doing something that I love.  Today is the last day for the $25 Starter Kit.   And if you join today, you can join us for our annual Retreat to Cape Cod this coming weekend!


Watch a short video here and signup today!

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3D Christmas Tree

This 3D Christmas Tree made with Stampin’ Up!’s designer paper and Dazzling Details glitter is absolutely beautiful in person.  I have had so many compliments on this tree over the past two years since my friend Karyn created it!


The Story behind this Tree.  2 years ago the Simply Scored Scoring Tool came out and my friend Karyn immediately purchased one.  And she went to town.  The next week, when I saw her, she had created this beautiful tree!  Then last year – Stampin’ Up! introduced the Rosette Die for the Big Shot.  The die made this project much easier and quicker!!

So this year – after many requests I am offering the directions for this 3D Tree with full detailed directions and a technique video.

There is a small and large version of the tree.  It is made by cutting strips of designer paper and using the Rosette Sizzix die to score the strips.  You then accordion fold the strips and make lollies for the layers of the tree.

 I am also offering this Tree in Kit form with a   full set of directions with pre-cut and scored designer paper with a bottle of dazzling details for embellishment.  Everything has been pre-cut and scored for you so all you need is a glue gun to assemble the tree.

Option 1 – Full Instructions with Technique Video

Option 2 – Pre-cut Designer paper with Instructions and Video

Pre-cut 3D Tree
There are a couple of options for designer papers…  This is what I have prepped: Winter Frost – Blue/Silver blue-silver               Victorian – Red/Green victorian-red-green         Red/Green red-green              


These trees are a lot of fun to make!

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Scrapbook Page

I recently had a request for a scrapbook lesson.  I love scrapbooking but don’t have enough time to do my own things..  So I used this opportunity to make a page using my daughter’s Sr. pictures from last year. The request was for a vintage scrapbook page.  So this is what I designed: 100_9874e I love this page and the way it came out.  So to start a vintage page, I looked at the current Stampin’ Up! designer papers and realized that we have several patterns that have a vintage feel to them! This is the Etcetera Designer Paper on a piece of 12×12 Very Vanilla card stock.   I used the Very Vintage wheel on the vanilla background with pear pizazz ink to give the vintage look to the vanilla background paper.  I selected 3 of the patterns from this designer package.  One of the things that I love about Stampin’ Up! paper is 100_9872e that all the colors coordinate with the cardstock colors.  So no searching for matching pieces.  I used Pear Pizazz cardstock and Pool Party to mat my pictures.  These are two of the colors that are in the Etcetera designer paper.   I stamped the flowers with the Flower Shop stamp set and punched them out with the coordinating Pansy punch. 100_9873eI used the Papillion Potpourri stamp set with the coordinating punch to make the butterflies. The center of the flowers are embellished with the pearl jewels.   The buttons are the Very Vintage buttons with linen thread through the holes.    The decorative trim along the top and bottom were cut using the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die.  Pearl jewels were added to each of these strips for embellishment. What is your favorite thing on this scrapbook page?   signature line-003

Weekly Stampin’ Up! specials

So are you enjoying Stampin’ Up!’s new weekly specials?  This week’s specials are the following items.  You can click here to order on my website.  Click on SHOP in upper right corner to get to my online store!  
Argyle Textured Impressions Item # 127750 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Basic Pearl Jewels Item #119247Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN
Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies Item # 130102Regular Price: $24.95 US/$30.95 CAN Discounted Price: $18.71 US/$23.21 CAN
In Color Dahlia’s Item # 127556Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/7.46 CAN
Sophisticated Spook Ensemble Digital Download Item #131513Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN Discounted Price: $7.48 US /$8.25 CAN
Sweet Treat Cups Item #116802Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN
As always, the discount will appear at checkout! Don’t forget that  new uploads are available for My Digital Studio every  Here are the weekly MDS uploads that are available! Happy Stampin’!   signature line-003  

New Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!

Starting on Tuesday, October 8, Stampin’ Up! will update the online store with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what Stampin’ Up! is  offering. Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last” and that the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out. This week’s deals are as follows:
Squares Collection Framelits Dies: 130921 Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 127749 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack: 126187 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack: 127857 Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Petite Curly Label Punch: 129405 Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template – Digital Download :126157 Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN
  And if you would like a chance to be the Mystery Hostess for this week – use the hostess code VEF6TGM3.  Maybe you will be the mystery hostess for this order!!  I’ll draw the mystery hostess on Monday evening at the end of the Holiday weekend. Click here and Click on Shop in the top right corner.   signature line-003