Sunday, November 25, 2012

Catching up....

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We sure did!  And, now it is time to play catch up with all things Stampin' Up! 

First of all, remember that the Online Extravaganza ends this Wednesday, November 28, so be sure to place your order at my online store  The Wednesday Door Busters are fabulous! 

Get the Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I) for only $53.56. 

The Clear Block Storage Caddy will be available for only $13.56. 

And, the Stack & Store Caddy will be only $27.96. 

You can check out all of the fabulous deals for the Online Extravaganza on my website!  Don't miss out -- place your order soon!  I will be back tomorrow with some cards for you.  See you then!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza starts Monday!

Just a quick reminder:  the Online Extravaganza starts Monday, November 19th!  Shop online at my website or send me an email with your order and payment information.  Be sure to take advantage of the great door busters that are available only on the 19th:

Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Regular Price $11.95
Sale Price $9.56

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Regular Price $99.95
Sale Price $79.96

Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Regular Price $69.95
Sale Price $55.96

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza!!!

Get ready for the BIGGEST online sale of the year from Stampin' Up! WOOHOO! During these 10 days only, November 19 - 28, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

The Fine Print
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!  
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.  Tell your "Santa" to do his/her shopping during this special sale to save some moolah!  You can shop online at my website,, or email your order to me with payment information and I will place your order for you.  DON'T MISS OUT!! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

RemARKable Stamp of the Month blog tour


Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!  I am glad you stopped by today to see some ideas using one of my favorite sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog, Winter Memories.  This set is great for all types of "winter-themed" projects and can be used well beyond the holidays.

I just LOVE making vintage-style cards!  Once I saw these ice skates, I knew a vintage card would be a perfect way to showcase them.  Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Winter Memories (page 19 of Holiday Mini Catalog)  #127988 $15.95 Wood Mount or #127991 $11.95 Clear Mount
Greetings of the Season (page 8 of Holiday Mini Catalog)  #128030 $15.95 Wood Mount or #128033 Clear Mount

Cherry Cobbler (5 1/4" x 4" for inside panel layer, 4" x 5 1/4" embossed with Lacy Brocade embossing folder then cut in half so you have two pieces measuring 2" x 5 1/4")
Always Artichoke (5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score at 2 1/8 from either end to make the gate-fold)
Very Vanilla (5" x 3 3/4" for inside panel, two framelits-worth of Very Vanilla -- a great way to use your scraps!)

Chocolate chip
Always Artichoke
Crumb Cake (for sponging)

Lacy Brocade Textured Impression Embossing Folder (page 6 of Holiday Mini Catalog)
Labels Collection Framelits
Blender Pen (Use it to blend Chocolate Chip ink on skates, then add Always Artichoke to holly leaves)
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker (Holly berries)
Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Stamping Sponge
Paper Piercing Tool
Stampin' Pierce Mat
Festive Paper Piercing Pack (page 30 of Holiday Mini Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Sticky Strip

Detail of Paper Piercing and Sponging.  It really adds a great touch!

Simply untie the card to read the inside greeting.

Sponging on inside panel carries the vintage theme.

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Be sure to click on the box below to continue on the tour.  I cannot wait to see the other RemARKable ideas!  Stop back later this week for more projects with this great set.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I voted!

This is an important day in the US, Election Day.  In spite of feeling yucky with a fever, I made sure I voted today.  I hope you did, too. 

I have been busy this week getting ready for a craft fair.  I promise to post some photos of the goodies I am making later this week.  Until then, have you ever wondered what Stampin' Success, the demonstrator-only magazine looks like?  Well, Stampin' Up! is giving you a sneak peek of a few of the pages of the latest issue.  Just follow this link:

Stop back later on this week for some craft show goodies!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The New Stampin' Trimmer is HERE!

I am so thrilled with my new Stampin' Up! paper trimmer!  Demonstrators were able to get their hands on this new trimmer a few weeks ahead of time, and I absolutely LOVE it!  I saw a demonstration of the new paper trimmer at Convention this summer, and I was so excited when we got word that it was now available.  I ordered it the first day I could, and it arrived just in time to prepare materials for my Countdown to Christmas class this weekend. 

All I can say is I LOVE it!  The blade cuts so smoothly -- no ragged edges on the cut lines.  And, it seems to just glide through card stock.  Here are the details about this great new trimmer: 

  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements.
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts.
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch.
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them.
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles.
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport.
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring.
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards.
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.

  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95 

  • You can get your hot little hands on one of these babies by placing an order on my website!  I know you will love it!

    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Ink-redible promotion!

    Well, Hurricane Sandy was a doozy!  I was VERY lucky to not have damage, just a big mess of leaves and sticks to clean up outside.  My basement stayed dry (yay!) and we maintained power for most of the storm.  My mom was not as lucky, so I have been clearing out her basement this week.  Motrin has been my friend for tired, sore muscles!  lol
    Happy November!  I am happy to announce a great promotion from Stampin' Up! -- the Ink-redible Promotion.  From November 1 - December 16, hostesses will earn an entire set of ink pads in their choice of color family (Brights, Subtles, or Regals) in addition to regular hostess benefits when their party totals $450 or more (before tax & shipping).  WOW!  That is a $49.95 value in addition to regular hostess benefits -- hostess benefits for a $450 party are $65 hostess dollars AND one item at 50% off.  If you go up to $500, your hostess benefits increase to $80 hostess dollars AND two items at 50% off!  I have dates available for your party -- contact me to book your preferred date today!
    You can also earn an entire set of ink pads in your choice of color family (Brights, Subtles, or Regals) if you join my team from November 1 - December 16th!  I would love to have you join my team!  The starter kit is only $99 and you get to choose $125 worth of any traditional or digital supplies plus a business supplies pack (valued at $65).  When you join from November 1 - December 16, you also get a set of ink pads (a $49.95 value) FREE.  WOWOW -- that makes now the best time to join Stampin' Up!  Contact me for more information!