Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Look What I GOT BACK!!!!!

My first digital album!!!!! I'm so incredibly pleased with how it turned out. I see myself using "My Digital Studio" for many albums in the future. I'll mainly use them for trips and vacations because I still want to scrap every day events how I have been doing them. The size of this album is 8x8. Here are some of the BIGGEST reasons I love this digital album. 1. EVERYTHING coordinates in this album. 2. I could add as many pictures from our vacation as I wanted. 3. I LOVE the option of photo boxes so that I can resize my picture to the PERFECT size. On the page on the right at the bottom, you'll notice there's a picture of an awesome rock formation...yes, that is my picture! I just added a photo box the size that I wanted, and MDS filled in the picture to match the size of photo box I wanted without pixelating my picture, etc. This is probably my VERY favorite option with using "My Digital Studio."

I can't wait to show you the whole book in person...stop by so you can see it for yourself. You're going to LOVE it! Can't wait to see what you create with "My Digital Studio." My next project with MDS will be a 12x12 calendar for 2010 from our cruise we're going on soon! Can't wait to perfectly match the colors that are in my photos. EVERYONE can order My Digital Studio on October 1. Contact me today so you'll be one of the first to receive your very own copy of My Digital Studio.

Order your copy of My Digital Studio on Oct. 1 here or contact me through e-mail.

Sparkly Melon Mambo Cupcakes!

I've been having so much fun with the shimmer paints this week. On this card, I mixed two drops of Champagne Mist shimmer paint with one drop of reinker. (I just mixed them in a lid of an eyelet container.) I stamped the cupcakes in Basic Brown and then added the sparkly ink to the cupcakes with an aquapainter. Love the sparkle without the mess glitter can leave. I love the little extra shimmer this adds.

Order your supplies for this card here.
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Brown classic pad, Melon Mambo classic reinker, Chocolate Chip reinker
Stamps: The More the Merrier
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Aquapainter, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Lid of eyelet container for mixing

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Clearance Rack!

Stampin' Up! has added a Clearance Rack section to my online store! These are deeply discounted retired items, and they are only available while supplies last!!

Go to my online store right now by clicking HERE. Then click the SHOP NOW button in the upper right hand corner.

All clearance rack purchases must be done through my demo website. Hurry quickly and order these items today!

Treat Pouch

I needed a treat pouch really quick so I whipped up this treat holder from a strip of DSP measuring 12" x 3". I scored it at 1 1/2" and 6". On the 1 1/2" score mark I punched the edge with the Eyelet Border punch. The sides are attached together with sticky strip. Wrapped the ribbon around, punched out a fun tag, and added a treat!

All supplies can be purchased here.

Cardstock: Night & Day DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Sticky Strip, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, 1/16" handheld punch, metallic eyelets

Monday, September 28, 2009

Baby Lexie

Today my niece, Lexie, arrives...happy safe delivery, Amber!

All supplies used can be ordered here.

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Accessories: Frosted White Shimmer Paint, Sponge, Big Shot, Serif Alphabet, Scallop Edge Punch, White Gel Pen

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloween Mini Card

Today's card is a quick Halloween card made with the Sweet Centers stamp set. I resisted the very strong urge to add a treat cup :) This stamp set makes cute cards even without the treat cups! It's perfect for attaching it to a treat BAG, though :)

All supplies used can be ordered here.

Cardstock: Basic Black, More Mustard
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Accessories: Sponge, Frosted White Shimmer Paint

Want to learn more techniques with the Shimmer Paints?? RSVP for the class on Oct 1 today!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

October Events

It's that time's almost a new month :) We're going to start the month stamping....Thursday, Oct. 1, is Club Technique Night. We'll be making project pictured above, as well as, one more project using the shimmer paints that are in the Holiday Mini! You'll love these fun, new toys. :)

October's stamp camp will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. Already wondering what to do for your loved ones for the holidays? Nothing says, “I care about you!” more than a personalized gift! How about a 6”x6” desktop calendar for your loved ones or even for yourself??? When the year’s over, you’ll already have 12 pages completed to add to your 6”x6” scrapbook! Complete an entire 12-month calendar in ONE night! You’ll just have to add the pictures after you complete the calendar at this event! Fee: $30--Stamp Club Members; $35--Customers; $30 for each additional calendar. Fee includes one desktop calendar and one Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. You are welcome to bring a friend, but all guests must be pre-registered so enough supplies will be available. All materials will be provided to complete each calendar except adhesive. Please bring your own adhesive. This is always a popular class and tends to fill up quickly. The class is limited to 10 people so sign up now. If I have enough interest, I'll offer this class twice in October. When you're finished with this class, you'll have the perfect gift to give away this holiday season. This event takes a lot of prep work on my end so you MUST RSVP with how many calendars you'll be completing by Saturday, Oct. 10 at Noon.

"My Digital Studio" will be available for purchase on October 1. Pre-order your copy today! My first album will be arriving any day :) I can't wait to share it with you.

Hostesses are continuing to be rewarded in October....When a workshop total is $250 or more, you receive an extra hostess benefit...any product from the Holiday Mini (except My Digital Studio) for only $10! When a workshop total is $400 or more, you receive any product from the Holiday Mini (except My Digital Studio) for only $10 AND My Digital Studio at 50 percent off...$39.97!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Another birthday card off in the mail. :)

All supplies can be purchased here.
Cardstock: Green Galore, Basic Black, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Green Galore, Basic Black Markers, Whisper White Craft
Stamps: Party Hearty
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Supernova Glitter, Tombow Multi, Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thinking of You...

I love this technique of braying ink on the texturz plates and then roll it through the Big Shot! This texturz plate is PERFECT to make it look like you have polka dot designer paper!

All supplies can be purchased here.
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crushed Curry, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Kind & Caring Thoughts (Hostess Level 3)
Accessories: Texturz Plates (SU! Backgrounds 1), Big Shot, Texturz Impressions Pad & Silicone Rubber, Brayer, crop-a-dile, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Purple Glitter Flower

I stamped with my friend Emily the other day. She needed some feminine birthday cards so we quickly made this's so GORGEOUS in person!

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (pad & reinker)
Stamps: All Holidays
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Mini glue dot, Pop-up glue dot, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Paint brush (retired)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I recently also bought the "create" definition decor element. I was disappointed when I got it because it didn't fit where I wanted it to so it sat on my desk for a few days. Then I had an idea...since it all had to be trimmed apart I could create my own spacing for the words. As I was cutting off the first part, I realized I didn't have to lay it out the way it was printed it's perfect to run along the top of the back splash. That's what I love about the Decor versatile!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Decor Elements

I'm slowing getting the house put back This wall is in our kitchen. I had all the pictures hung up, and it seemed to be missing something. So...I ordered the Flourishes from the Decor Elements catalog...

It looks AWESOME!!! It totally completes the wall. :) I've now ordered decor elements for our bedroom...can't wait to get it all finished. Order Decor Elements for your home here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Punch Frogs

As I've mentioned before that as a demo, I receive a monthly magazine called Stampin' Success. It always has so many projects that I want to give a try. These cute frogs were featured in our September well as some other fun punch art that you'll probably see in the future. When Candi was over, we each made a version of the frog. She made hers just like the pic. I wanted to try one using the treat cups. They both turned out ADORABLE!!!! They take quite a bit of punching, cutting, and pasting but you get a super, cute frog int he end!

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! Place your order here.
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Creamy Caramel
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Big Shot, Bag with Scallops Die, Oval Punches, Circle Punches, Boho Blossom Punch, Sponge, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Treat Cup OR Window Sheet

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fence Cello Bag

When I was stamping with my downline, I showed her how to stamp on cello bags. This wheel is wheeled in White Stazon ink. How fun is that to personalize your treat bags? We wanted to play with the basic small grommets and that's how we ended up with the handle idea. Perfect to hang on someone's door, knock, and run! :)

All supplies from Stampin' Up! Shop on-line here.
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, White Staz-on
Stamps: Frightful Fence Jumbo Wheel, Halloween Frights
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Sticky Strip, Modern Label punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Small Grommets, Crop-a-dile, Ribbon Originals, Medium Cello Bag

Friday, September 18, 2009

Halloween Petal Card Treat Holder

I first saw these treat holders on Barb's blog...aren't they adorable?!?! I've really wanted to try them but I needed to get things back into my stamp corner first before I could. One of my downline came over to create some Halloween treat projects so we made this petal card treat holder. SO EASY!!!! I can see making LOTS of these for LOTS of different holidays!

All supplies are from Stampin' Up! Shop on-line here.
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Night & Day DSP
Stamps: Halloween Frights, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Card Die, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stampin' Corner....

is ORGANIZED and ready to create in again!!!!

Shut the doors...ta-da...beautiful!

Yes, I do have a taller chair...I just haven't put it together yet :)

Super Alan!

Our friend, Alan, had a birthday party over the weekend. He's very into super heros so I figured he needed an "A" Superman always has a "S." I ran a piece of raw chipboard through the Big Shot with the Serif Alphabet to get my "A." Then I mixed crystal effects and a few drops of Basic Black ink, painted it on the chipboard, and then topped it off with glitter. It turned out glad this technique works on chipboard, too! I see myself using this technique a lot! Hope you had a great day, Alan!

All supplies from SU! Shop my on-line store here.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Night & Day DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (what did I do without this stamp set??? It's my favorite greeting set right now!)
Accessories: Chipboard, Crystal Effects, Fine Galaxy Glitter, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Just like yesterday, this card sketch came from the Holiday Mini center fold. The Baja Breeze looks STUNNING with the Basic Black and Whisper White. This card is for my Grandpa...isn't that fun my grandparents' birthdays are just one day apart? I've always liked that :)
All Supplies Stampin' Up!...order any time through me!
Cardstock: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Night & Day DSP
Stamps: Wanted, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Accessories: Baja Breeze Polka Dot Ribbon (have i mentioned this ribbon is plain on the back?), corner rounder punch, Star Brad, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Butterfly Top Note

As I sat at my stamp desk to make birthday cards, I flipped open my Holiday Mini to the center fold and saw some great sketches I wanted to try. This card came from the "wreath card" on the left side. This card is for my Grandma's birthday this weekend. Hope you have a wonderful day, Grandma!

Cardstock: Ruby Red, More Mustard, Confetti Cream
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Ink: More Mustard, Ruby Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Edge Punch, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon
Technique: Stamp off More Mustard ink on scrap paper and then stamp on card front to create a lighter base color. Stamp Ruby Red full-force over the lighter base color.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Black & White

The Night & Day Specialty Paper in the Holiday Mini is AMAZING!!!! I created this card for a recent swap with other demos. You can make this card at our technique stamp camp on's the last day to RSVP for this event!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Night & Day Specialty DSP
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black pad & reinker
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Fine Galaxy Glitter, Pop-up & mini glue dots

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stampin' Corner COMPLETE!!!

Last night we finished the Stampin' Corner! I'm so excited to move into it on Monday :) Seriously, isn't my hubby so amazing?!?!?

Christmas Ornament

It's never too early to start those Christmas cards :) I REALLY wanted to try out the shimmer paints in the Holiday mini so...I started this project. I painted the shimmer paint inside the treat cup and then painted the stamp with the shimmer paint to match. Hmmm, the wheels are turning with these shimmer paints! Be sure to join me for October's Technique Night to get a hands-on look at these shimmer paints!

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Stamps: Sweet Centers, Sassy Sparkles Jumbo Wheel, Four the Holidays
Ink: Brocade Blue
Accessories: Platinum Shimmer Paint, Sweet Treat Cups, Silver Elastic Cording, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/16" handheld punch

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Flower for you

How fun would a whole bouquet of these flowers be?!?! :) Perfect little gift for someone!

Cardstock: Confetti Cream
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Regal Rose, Old Olive
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Paper Snips, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Pop-up glue dots, Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Mat, Skewer, CANDY!

Friday, September 11, 2009

I {heart} you!

I decided to use punches again to fill this sweet treat cup and add a little glitter! Love how this card turned out :)

All Products used can be purchased through me...just click on my SU! demo website and send me an e-mail :)
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Going Gray, Whisper White
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Ruby Red
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Heart-to-Heart punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Up, Up, and Away

The next few days I'll be featuring more projects with the Sweet Centers stamp set. Did you know that when you're a hostess and your party totals $250 or more, you can buy this set for just $10?!?!? Now that's a deal!!! I punched the trio flower punch from three different cardstocks and added them to the center of the sweet treat cup holder. What a festive balloon!

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Trio Flowers and 1 3/4" Circle Punches, Sponge Dauber, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Snowflake Scallop Envelope Gift Card Holder

I used the Scallop Envelope Die to create this festive gift card holder! I used a 6x6 sheet of DSP folded in half. Place fold line on the 5th scallop making sure your paper is straight. Run it through the Big Shot! Perfect for a gift card! Added a ribbon and a few punches...ready for the Holidays!

Cardstock: Christmas Cocoa Speciality DSP, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Snowflake, 3/4" circle, 1/16" handheld, and Horizontal Slot punches, Whisper White Grosgrain, Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Dimensionals, Clear Rhinestone Brads

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Aren't these pumpkins cute? They're so fun to use. I just couldn't resist them from the Holiday Mini! Do you notice something different behind the oval...that's right...a scallop eyelet border!!! Learn how to make this fun accent at Stamp Camp on Friday, Sept. 18. RSVP today!
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Night & Day Specialty DSP (this stuff is AMAZING!!!!)
Stamps: Pumpkin Patch
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Lg. Oval Punch, Crimper, Dimensionals, Post-it note (for masking technique)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Spooky Treat

This will be for my demo meeting this week. My head is just spinning with ideas for the sweet treat cups! I'll definitely buying a ton of these to use for Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's so many other uses :) Too fun!
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: Sweet Centers
Ink: Crushed Curry
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, 1 3/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Scoring Blade, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Metallic Eyelets, Cutter Kit

Sunday, September 6, 2009


I created this sunflower using the 5-petal punch and a sweet treat cup! How fun is that?
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Stem Sayings
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cup, 5-petal punch, sponge, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, tombow multi adhesive

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sweet Centers

Oh, man, I LOVE this stamp set and the Sweet Treat Cups!! I'm having too much fun creating with these little things :)

Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Stamps: Sweet Centers, Sassy Sparkles
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Eyelet Border Punch, Ribbon Originals

Friday, September 4, 2009

Scrapbooking--1st Day of School :)

Since I haven't gotten around to scrapbooking the first day of school yet, I thought I would give this page a try in MDS! WOW!!! So fast and fun. I love that I can change the colors that I'm using at any time without wasting anything. Too fun!

From the Heart...

Here's a card I made because I wanted to try the new technique I learned...brayed embossing :) You actually brayer ink into your Texturz Plates!!!! How fun is that! Try it out at my technique stamp camp this month...Sept. 18. RSVP today.

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Simple Said
Accessories: Texturz Plates, Big Shot, Brayer, Rich Razzleberry Polka dot Ribbon, Sponge

Thursday, September 3, 2009


My Digital Studio arrived TODAY! :) After I moved some files around on my computer, I was able to load the program and made this quick card. I made this one from a template...just changed the greeting stamp and one of the background colors! WOW!!! I'm going to go play some more! As a demo I was able to order the program September 1. As a customer you can order it beginning Oct. 1.

Happy Birthday Glitter Flower

As I sat down to make my sister's birthday card, I knew I had to do a simple card. My sister is always telling me that she likes I tried to keep it simple. So I punched the eyelet border punch and then had to punch it on another layer, and then had to add the ribbon. I was going to stop there after I added the greeting but then I remembered this really cool technique I learned from the Technique DVD sold at Memento Mall. I had to give the flower a I created a flower using crystal effects, a reinker, and glitter. Wow!!!! What fun!!! :) You can learn this fun technique at stamp camp this month. Sorry, Amber, that the card wasn't quite as simple as you would prefer but enjoy your day :)

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White
Stamps: Happy Everything
Ink: Soft Suede pad & reinker
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects, Fine Galaxy Glitter, Pop-up glue dot, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sparkling Butterfly

This card is off to our sweet, little friend, Kiyah, who just turned 8 years old! What an exciting age for this little lady. We're so proud of her :) For this simple card, I just punched the butterfly out twice and layered the two colors. I stamped in Pretty in Pink craft ink on top of the Melon Mambo Butterfly, sprinkled on Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and heated it up to add some sparkle! The greeting is also stamped in craft ink and embossed. EASY (and clean) way to add some sparkle to the card. :)

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink craft
Accessories: Butterfly Punch, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 1/16" punch, Soft Subtle Brads

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Next Remodeling Project....

our bedroom and my stampin' corner!!!!!! Here's my temporary quarters :)

Hopefully, the weather cools off quick so I don't melt in here. Can't wait to show you the finished corner :)

THANK YOU!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

I owe each and every one of you a GREAT big THANK YOU!!!! Yesterday I opened my mail and received this...

It's my $20,000 in sales pin! Can you believe it?? You and I own $20,000 of Stampin' Up! product from July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009!!!!! If I had attended Convention, I could have walked across the stage for this honor. My FREE stamp set is in the mail, too. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! Here's to 20K MORE :)

Praying for You...

Shadowing is a GREAT technique to use on so many of the nature stamps SU! carries. I found this sympathy card pulled together quickly...with a quick circle punch template used for the sun/moon, sponging on the background color, and then stamping the focal image. What stamps do you have that work using the shadowing technique?

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Bordering Blue, Basic Black, More Mustard
Stamps: Thoughts & prayers, Inspired by Nature
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, Sponges