Friday, August 29, 2014

Host Promotion: Get the "Good Greetings" Stamp Set!

Stampin' Up! has announced a fabulous Host Promotion:  Host a $300 party from August 28 - October 31, 2014 and you will receive the "Good Greetings" stamp set (19 stamps!) for FREE in addition to the normal Hostess Dollars. WOW!

I have been playing with this new stamp set, and I just love the "handwriting" look of these stamps. (If only my handwriting was this cute!)

I have dates available for Stampin' Up! Parties, and I love to spoil my hosts!  Contact me to book your date and get ready to have some fun.

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Howdy! Say "Hello" to the Holiday Catalog!

It is finally here! Yay -- the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is here!  There are SO many beautiful stamp sets, accessories, Sizzix products, tools, and designer series paper packs -- I know you will love it! You can shop from this catalog on my website  

Do you want to see this beautiful new catalog?  Just click on this link to take a look at this beautiful catalog:

I will be placing an order this weekend, so let me know if you would like to add anything. If you are local to the Baltimore area, your shipping is 10% of your merchandise total. Shipping for long-distance orders will be $6.95. You can email me at with your order, or you can place your order online on my website and use Hostess Code 3CAD36BM and receive a special "Thank You" gift from me!  

I can't wait to show you what I have created with new products from the Holiday Catalog! Stop back tomorrow!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekly Deals: August 26 - September 1

Wow!  Here are some exciting Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!


Marina Mist 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130016
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Clips Essentials Hardware Item # 129964
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Circles Collection Framelits Die Item # 130911
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Blossom Punch Item # 125603
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Vintage Faceted Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 126027
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Order online 24/7 at  Have a great day!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, August 25, 2014

Don't Miss Out!

I started as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in 2004 as a "Happy Shopper" -- I loved all of the products, and I got to purchase MORE of them since I was saving 20%! I slowly built my craft supplies and learned lots of new stamping techniques along the way. I was a Happy Shopper for about 5 years, and then I decided to hold classes and home parties. I slowly began to grow my customer base, while I still enjoyed purchasing my own stamping supplies at 20% off. Recently, I have been working to build a business with Stampin' Up!  Why am I telling you this? Because I want to share this special opportunity with you!

You have the opportunity now through August 28, 2014 to purchase the Starter Kit for only $99 (shipping is FREE!) and get $150 worth of Stampin' Up! merchandise in your kit -- you get to pick the products you want in your kit.  BONUS!  You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog in your kit even though the products are not yet available to the public!  I have copies of the Holiday Catalog -- contact me for your copy.

You can choose your level of involvement:

  • Happy Shopper -- Get the discount!  Use the 20% discount on all of your purchases.  Get inspiration from the exclusive demonstrator website and Stampin' Connection.  Meet others who enjoy stamping and learn from them and the online community.
  • Happy Shopper who shares with friends/family/neighbors -- Enjoy the 20% discount and share what you love with your friends/family/neighbors.  Collect orders occasionally so you can earn even MORE free product with Hostess Dollars.
  • Happy Shopper and Business Stamper -- Earn money on your own schedule, keeping your priorities straight.  Start planning your own events (with my help!) to generate income doing what you love.  You can earn incentive trips, cash bonuses, and higher income as you work towards your goals.   
As a demonstrator, you earn a 20% commission on sales.  New demonstrators earn 30% off their first order if it is placed in the first 45 days of becoming a demonstrator.  Stay active by placing orders of $300 each quarter.  (When you join in August, you will need to place $300 in orders by the end of December, 2014.)  You also receive the demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success, and access to Stampin' Connection, the online community of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  Plus, we have LOTS of fun getting together to stamp and share ideas.

What are you waiting for?  Joining is easy -- just go to and click Join The Fun.  Local or Long-Distance.....all are welcome to join my team of B-More Stampers! 

Questions?  Contact me at  I look forward to speaking with you! 

Happy Stamping,

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flamingo Lingo Fun!

Each year, Stampin' Up! designs a stamp set to help support Ronald McDonald House Charities.  This year, the RMHC stamp set is called Flamingo Lingo, and it is so stinkin' cute!

Flamingo Lingo
Wood Mount     #134303     $21.95
Clear Mount     #134306     $16.95
Stampin' Up! will donate $3 from the sale of each Flamingo Lingo stamp set to RMHC.  To date, over a million dollars has been donated to this worthwhile cause.

Here is the card we made at my "Beat The Heat" stamping class:

How can this little guy NOT bring a smile to your face?

Inside of card

Detail of layers attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Stampin' Dimensionals really give your cards a "pop!"

Melon Mambo Candy Button is perfect for the center of the flower.

Three flowers stamped with Daffodil Delight ink and punched with the Petite Petals punch.
Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Flamingo Lingo
Melon Mambo
Daffodil Delight
Melon Mambo
Whisper White
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
Banners Framelits
Decorative Dots embossing folder
Banner Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Petite Curly Label Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals
Brights Candy Dots

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Woot-woot! $150 worth of product for only $99.....

Super exciting news from the Stampin' Up! Home Office -- The Short & Sweet promotion is here!  Join my team from August 21 - 28, 2014 and receive $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products for only $99. Woot-woot!  You get to choose the products in your Starter Kit, so you can customize it to fit your needs.  And, the Starter Kit ships free!  So, it's a great deal, an amazing business opportunity, and it is only available for a short time.

You can choose to be a "Happy Stamper" and purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies from yourself and save 20%. Or, you can choose to be a demonstrator who holds classes and parties, then places orders from these classes and parties.  You can run your business, your way -- I would love to have you join my team of B-More Stampers!

Questions?  Contact me at  You can sign up online at  Go to "Join The Fun" at the right side of the tool bar for more information.

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weekly Deals: August 19 - 25

Here are the weekly deals for this week:

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.21 CAN

Twine Baker'S Early Espresso Item # 123124
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN

Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 121071
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

 Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Triple Time Stamping

Triple Time Stamping is a fun and easy technique that always gets a "wow."  Here is a card we made at my "Beat The Heat" stamping class:

Thanks to France Martin for her inspiration!

Here is an angled view so you can see how I stamped the inside panel to coordinate with the front of the card.  I stamped the butterfly stamps with Hello Honey ink on a scrap of Whisper White, then punched them out and attached them with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some dimension.

I am in L-O-V-E with the new In-Color, Blackberry Bliss!  It coordinates so nicely with Hello Honey and Sahara Sand.  This stamp set is called Kinda Eclectic, and (to be honest) I was not sold on it until I saw the beautiful creations people have been making.  The sun reminds me of a clock we had hanging in our living room when I was growing up in "The Wonder Years!" LOL  Now, I can't get enough of this set -- especially those lovely leaves!

Kinda Eclectic
Wood Mount     #135347     $27.95
Clear Mount     #135350     $19.95
Here’s what you need:

Whisper White/Very Vanilla card stock cut at
  •          2 x 3 ¼”
  •          3 x 4 ¼”
  •          4 x 5 ¼” (2 pieces – 1 for the card front, and 1 for inside the card)

Colored card stock cut at
  •          2 ¼ x 3 ½”
  •          3 ¼ x 4 ½”
  •          8 ½ x 5 ½”, folded to make a 4 ¼ x 5 ½” card

Repositionable adhesive (You can use a very small amount of regular SNAIL adhesive, too.)
Permanent adhesive of choice to assemble card

Here’s how you do it:
  1. Place a small amount of repositionable adhesive on the back of the smallest rectangle of Whisper White.  Adhere to the next larger Whisper White rectangle, making sure there is an even border all the way around.  Do the same for the medium rectangle attaching it to the largest rectangle of Whisper White.
  2. Stamp all over the layers of Whisper White.  Be sure to stamp images along the edges of the layers.  Don’t worry if the images don’t stamp perfectly along the edges – it won’t matter once we layer them onto the colored card stock layers.
  3. Separate the layers of Whisper White that you just stamped. 
  4. Use a permanent adhesive to attach the smallest piece of stamped Whisper White onto the smallest layer of colored card stock.  Do the same for the medium-sized layers.
  5. Use permanent adhesive to attach the largest layer of stamped Whisper White onto the card front.  Then, attach the medium layers.  Make sure to line up the stamped images as close as possible.  Lastly, attach the smallest layers on top of the medium layers on the card front.
  6. Stamp the inside panel and envelope, if desired. 

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, August 14, 2014

RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour: New Beginnings

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour.  Our theme this month is "New Beginnings."  I was thinking about all of the "New Beginnings" we have in life:
new babies, marriages, new homes, new school year, new friends, etc.  I also wanted to use some NEW stamps from the Holiday Mini Catalog since I just received my Holiday Catalog pre-order merchandise this week!  (smile -- consider this a sneak peek of the gorgeous Holiday Catalog that goes live on August 28!)

So, I decided to make a New Home card for a friend who recently moved:

I loved creating it, and it has lots of layers (so that makes me happy!).  I wanted to get the look of a 6-panel front door, so I used Sahara Sand ink to stamp the Hardwood stamp on Sahara Sand card stock. The "door" is 3 3/4" x 5", and the panels are 1" x 1 1/2" (4 lower panels) and 1" x 1" (2 upper panels). I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the panels to the door.  The "doorknob" is made with one of our Vintage Brads.  I cut the feet off of a Vintage Brad and then attached it to the "door" with a Stampin' Dimensional.

I wanted to create a Fall wreath for the door, and the Wondrous Wreath Bundle is a great stamp set that you can use to create all kinds of wreaths -- it is NOT just for Christmas! You can bundle this stamp set with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies and save 15%.  This bundle is featured in the Holiday Mini catalog.

I used Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss ink to create the wreath.  And cutting it out was easy-peasy with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.  I cut the sewn edge off of 10" of our Burlap Ribbon, then pulled out some long threads and made a bow out of 4 threads.  A glue dot attached the bow to the wreath.

I was on a roll, so I thought about adding some pumpkins to the corner.  The pumpkins are from the Fall Fest stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  This stamp set can be bundled with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies and you can save 15%!  I used Tangelo Twist to ink the pumpkin stamps, then cut them out with the framelits.  I used the fine point of the Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write Marker to color the stems after stamping.  Once again, Stampin' Dimensionals were used to attach them to the front of the "door."

I layered the "door" onto some Blackberry Bliss, then attached it to the Hello Honey card front.  I added some leaf images from the Fall Fest stamp set on the inside of the card, too. The greeting came from the new Holiday Home stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.  I cannot wait to create more with this fun set!

Now, it is time to see what Missy Bolinger has created for us this month.  Missy has a brand-new blog (woohoo!) -- click here

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Weekly Deals: August 12-18

Here are the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!  Let me know if you would like to place an order!

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129376
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127751
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse Item # 125606
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Label Petite Curly Punch Item # 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN

Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon Item # 127844
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Rosette Designer Bigz Xl Die Item # 125594
Regular Price: $42.95 US/$52.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $32.21 US/$39.71 CAN

Tea Time Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 129882
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$8.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.77 US/$5.37 CAN

Happy Stamping,