Monday, November 22, 2010

A Stampin' Spectacular!

Loads of goodies marked down just in time to buy yourself a little something for the holidays. (I suppose you could give these items as gifts, but at these prices I am keeping it all for myself!)

Click to my ONLINE STORE to see the sale and place your order!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's an AMAZING time to become a Demonstrator!

That's because Stampin' Up! is offering the Starter Kit at 50% off -- but just until the end of December!

It's simply Amazing!

What do you call it when you get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but we're calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy these great benefits as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

•Earn additional income while sharing creativity.
•Make new and lasting friendships.
•Enjoy access to nearly unlimited creative ideas.
•Receive a free subscription to our exclusive monthly magazine.
•Receive free two-month subscription to your own business website.
•Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.
Both the Standard Starter Kit and the Digital + Kit are available at this amazing price! The standard kit includes a variety of paper crafting products, and the Digital + Kit is a great option to showcase both traditional crafting products and our exciting digital design software, My Digital Studio.

This irresistible offer is only available until November 30, 2010.

*You can substitute items and colors in the Starter Kit to make it work for you
*You will get 30% off the first order you place after you receive the Strater Kit.
*You don't have to hold classes or parties. You can belong just for yourself and make only your own purchases. In these parts that's called being a "Hobby Demonstrator".
*You can join online through my official Stampin' Up Website.

Be a part of the Raleigh Running and Rubber Company -- join Stampin' Up! by November 30th!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blue Ribbon Stampin'!


I am lucky enough to have brought home another Blue Ribbon from the North Carolina State Fair! I entered five projects in different rubber stamping categories. You drop it all before the Fair starts for judging, and you don't get a chance to see how you did until you actually spend time at the Fair. And for us, we went on the very LAST day.

I won three ribbons this year, and I'll share this one first because it is Blue!

This card features the "Day of Gratitude" Stamp Set in the Holiday Mini. The category was 'Holiday Cards".

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's a Sale!

I know, I know... Halloween isn't here yet but this REALLY is the time to get your holiday crafting going! And Stampin' Up! is making it easier than ever by bundling up Christmas Stamp Sets with coordinating punches or designer papers -- all at 20% off.

Take advantage of the ABC's of Handmade Holiday Greetings by ordering them from my online shop!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

It's in the bag!

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Stampin' Up! has these great little "mini lunch sacks" in the Holiday Mini Catalog. They are the perfect size to stamp, fill and deliver with goodies! The bags come with a scalloped edge border that perfectly coordinates with the scallop edge border punch.

The Tuesday Stamp Club wheeled them with the "Web" wheel (super easy way to stamp something up fast!) and added Designer Series Paper from the "Wicked Fun" collection along with a sentiment from the "Wicked Cool" Stamp Set. Trick or Treat!

Treat yourself by ordering online/anytime by clicking HERE!

Stamp Sets: Wicked Cool (w-118738 c-120600), Stampin' Around Web Wheel(115666)

Paper: Wicked Fun DSP (117400), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Basic Black (101179)

Accessories: Oval 1 3/4" x 7/8" Large Punch (119855), Scalloped Oval XL Punch (119856), Scalloped Edge Border Punch (119882), Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Grosgrain (119774)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Rock 'n Roll Gratitude


Here is another card with the new "Day of Gratitude" Stamp Set in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini. I saw many examples online of other stampers coloring in the intricate details of this beautiful medallion stamp. I don't tend to have that much patience, so I gave it some color variation by using the Rock 'n Roll technique -- an inking classic! It is as easy as picking two contrasting ink colors. Ink the entire image in the lighter shade, then roll the edges (only) around in a darker color. Ta da!

We'll be Rockin' and Rollin' with this stamp set at the Tuesday Stampers Club in October!

Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude (w- 120835 c-121148)

Paper: Autumn Spice DSP (120808) Cajun Craze (119684), Early Espresso (119686), Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Cajun Craze (119671), Early Espresso (119670)

Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain (1090054), X-Large Oval Punch (119859), Silver Brad (104336)

Order any of these goodies online, anytime by clicking HERE.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Autumn Spice Thank You


I am just back from a trip through the North where I felt temperatures in the 50s and 60s for the first time in many months! Back here in Raleigh it is still in the 90s, so my brush with Fall was fleeting.. But I have been working on a few projects that showcase some "Autumn Spice" in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini.

This card features the brand new stamp set "Day of Gratitude" -- crisp, rich, detailed images that I love for Fall and beyone. The Designer Series Paper is "Autumn Spice" also in the mini.

Stamp Set: Day of Gratitude (w-120835 c-121148)

Paper: Autumn Spice DSP (120808), More Mustard (100946), Cajun Craze (119684), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Early Espresso (119670), Cajun Craze (119669)

Accessories: 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain (109054), Scallop Square Punch (119884) ,Designer Label Punch (119862) Word Window Punch (119857),Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976)

Order your new Fall goodies online -- anytime! Just click HERE.
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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Presenting the Holiday Mini.....

The Holiday Mini is up and running with loads of great new products!

Click HERE to take a look.

And click HERE to order anything you need from it -- 24/7!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Crumb Cake with Daffodil on Top!

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Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) moved up a little in the world with the newest Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. This fabulous neutral not only received a name change, it got some matching ink to go along with it!

I am pulling this color out even more than I used to, knowing I have the option now to match the ink. This color combo is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Daffodil Delight. And that ribbon is the brand new 1/8" style that is just darling!

Stamp Set: Great Friend (113792)

Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) , Soft Suede (115318), Daffodil Delight (119683)

Ink: Soft Suede (115657)

Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon,(119254), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Order online/anytime by clicking HERE!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pastel Christmas!


I never posted this one from last week's Stamp-a-Stack of Christmas in August. I always like to have one Christmas Card with some pink in it each season -- this one uses the 'In Color" Blushing Bride, paired with Baja Breeze, garden Green, and that beautiful Candy Cane Christmas Paper!

I thoroughly enjoyed last week's events -- I spend so much time stamping alone in my craft room, it is just great to stamp with a crowd!

Stamp Set: Heard from the Heart (w-111644 c-120006)

Paper: Blushing Bride (119796), Baja Breeze (111352), Garden Green (102584), Whisper White (100730) Candy Cane Christmas (120809 -available September 1st)

Ink: Garden Green (102272)

Accessories: 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Eyelet Border Punch (119853)

Click HERE to order online -- anytime!
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Friday, August 13, 2010

More Cherry Cobbler Christmas


This is another Christmas in August Stamp-a-Stack selection. It features the new rich, deep red known as "Cherry Cobbler". The patterned paper is "Jolly Holiday" and the ornament punch is such a great way to make a quick Christmas embellishment! (Think scrapbook pages as well as cards......)

Stamp Set: Sweet Centers (116521)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler(119685), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Jolly Holiday DSP(117159)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)

Accessories: Ornament Punch X-Large (119847)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas


Here is another one of the cards we will be making at next week's Christmas in August Stamp-a-Stack. This card uses "Real Red" Cardstock and Ribbon and Ink along with Designer Paper that is appropriately named "Candy Cane Christmas". The paper will be available beginning September 1st in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Paper: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Candy Cane Christmas DSP (120809, available September 1st)

Ink: Real Red (103133)

Accessories: Scallop Oval XLarge Punch (119856),13/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (119855), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Click HERE to order Stampin' Up! Products 24/7!
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue Christmas

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Another Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Selection. Snowflakes in Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy. A Little Shimmery cardstock and adhesive bling.

Stamp Set: Snow Swirled (111690)

Cardstock: Baja Breeze (111352), Not Quite Navy (101722),Shimmery White (101190)

Ink: Baja Breeze (111833), Not Quite Navy (103088), Cajun Craze (119671)

Accessories: Rhinestones (119246), Xl Oval Punch (119859)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Joy at Christmas

We're baking in unrelenting heat and humidity but I am really thinking Christmas! I'm an advocate of having handmade greetings completed months ahead of time. Really, December can be so busy.

This week I'll be sharing some of my upcoming designs for the Christmas in August Stamp-a-Stack -- August 16th and 17th.
20 cards. 5 designs. You make 4 of each. $25.00 with envelopes. $20.00 if you make a purchase at class time.

This card features several new Stampin' Up! products. The Extra Large Scallop Punch is a great addition to the punch lineup. The stamp set is the brand new " Perfect Punches" and that deep, rich red is the new color, "Cherry Cobbler". Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive make a striking Christmas combination!

Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (Wood 117022 Clear 120516)

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (1196850, Old Olive (100702), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Old Olive (102277)

Accessories: Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch
(119850), 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon(109055) , Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335)

Order online, anytime by clicking HERE!

Monday, August 02, 2010

EXTRA Free Merchandise for August Hostesses!

Stampin' Up! is offering even more in hotess incentives for the entire month of August. Host a qualifying party and receive another $25 in "you choose" merchandise. That's on top of the standard free merchandise allowance AND the free hostess stamp sets. Read all about it HERE and grab a few friends and let's stamp this month.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tart and Tangy


I've been spending a lot of time going through the brand new Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog because I really use it for ideas. And every time I flip through I am inspired to try something new.

Today I landed on page 136 and based this card on a sample in the book. The summer fruits in the "Tart and Tangy" Stamp Set pair so nicely with the vibrant trio of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. Almost good enough to eat!

Stamp Sets: Tart and Tangy (111514), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)

Cardstock: Melon Mambo (115320), Daffodil Delight (119683), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Melon Mambo (115656), Daffodil Delight (119667), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Wild Wasabi (109014)

Accessories: Modern Label Punch (119849), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030)
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Monday, July 12, 2010

New Color Mojo!


Welcome Back, Baja Breeze! Nice to meet you Pear Pizzazz! Taking a little time today to experiment with some new color combinations -- the ones featured in the Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper.

I popped over to Mojo Monday for this week's sketch and inspiration. My oval is that nifty, new 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch. I love my new stuff!

Stamp Set: Great Friend (113792)

Cardstock: Baja Breeze (111352),Pear Pizzazz (119795), Chocolate Chip(102128), Pumpkin Pie (105117),Very Vanilla (101650)

Designer Paper: Greenhouse Gala (117167)

Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Accessories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle XL Punch (118874), Scallop Square XL Punch (11988)

Order stamps and supplies online, anytime by clicking HERE!
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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy New Colors!


My paper holders are reorganized, and my ink pads are as well. I've settled in to play with my brand new Stampin' Up! colors!

Two of my VERY favorite new colors are featured in this card -- Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight. I paired them with an old favorite, Pretty in Pink, because my brand NEW Color Coach (121620) suggested it! I used the NEW Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder and a NEW stamp set, Perfect Punches.

Cardstock: Marina Mist (119682),Daffodil Delight(119683), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink: Marina Mist(119668)
Stamp Set: Perfect Punches (clear-120516 wood-117022)
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder(120175) , Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder(117335) 2 x 1 3/8" Oval XL Punch (119859), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117289)

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Monday, May 31, 2010

Birthday Card Bonanza!

Here's what we're making at the Birthday Card Bonanza on Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00 pm.

20 cards -- 5 designs -- 4 of each. And those super wonderful Stampin' Up! envelopes.

Also available as a kit by mail!