Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tie Birthday

If you're like me, you struggle with masculine cards.  This card was inspired by a swap I received at Convention.  Such an easy card to create once you have your color combo.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Stamps:  Best Dad Ever
Accessories:  Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Stapler

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thinking of You

Sometimes a card can be just this simple...embossed cardstock with a little bit of Designer Series Paper and a few punched out pieces of cardstock.  I'm in need of some quick thank you cards.  I will definitely be using this card sketch and ideas for those quick cards!  I'm also super excited about today's digital downloads.  You can see them here.  My favorite of these is the Quinceanera Stamp Brush Set (129020) for just $3.95.  So many times people have asked about this stamp it's available as 6 digital images for all of your crafting needs!!  You can order digital images only through my website (click the "Shop Now" button).  The best part is there is no shipping since you download the images directly to your computer.  Happy Craftin'!

Monday, November 28, 2011

December News

Hi Stampers,

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving with those you love.  Our Thanksgiving was great…the week before…not so fun.  We came home from church to a flooded kitchen (our water line came disconnected from the back of the fridge somehow) which means we have since had to take out our kitchen floor and part of our carpet pad in our living room and hallway.  In the drying out stage of it all, part of our wall between our living room and kitchen also had to be removed.  Definitely fun times at our house!  J Needless to say, life is never uneventful.  Despite my lack of a kitchen floor, I still plan to offer two classes in December.

Thursday, December 1, 7 p.m. Technique Night.  Create two Christmas projects.   Fee:  FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class)  RSVP by Tuesday evening.

Friday, December 9, 7 p.m.  Stamp Camp.  We’ll be creating 6 simple neighbor gifts.  All supplies will be provided including envelopes.  Fee:  $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests  ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class).   RSVP by December 3.  Must have 4 or more guests RSVP’d by December 3 to have this class.

Please RSVP as soon as possible for either of these classes so I will have adequate time to prepare.

The Online Extravaganza is still going on.  These products are available at a discount through November 30.  If you haven’t already ordered from this special, take advantage now!

Now through December 15, you’ll receive $35 of additional hostess benefits when your party reaches $350.  Now’s the perfect time to take advantage of extra hostess benefits.  Contact me today to schedule your stampin’ party!

Amongst all your Christmas cards, be sure to watch for your copy of the Occasions Mini towards the end of December.  It’s awesome!  Sadly, we’ll have to say good bye to the Holiday Mini so be sure to look through it once or twice more to see what else you must have from the Holiday Mini.

Happy Stampin’!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Glitter Gifts

Do you wrap your gifts as soon as you finish up your shopping on Black Friday?  It seems like I wait for a week or two, pull it all out, and wrap it at once.  Then I know if I'm missing something for someone :)  This idea for the glitter gifts has been circulating all over the internet so I had to try it out.  So fun!  My only tip is to be sure to have the glitter paper glitter facing down when you punch out the "bow."  The extra pieces won't get stuck in your punch so bad then :)  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Glimmer Red, Glimmer Silver
Ink:  Real Red
Stamps:  Four the Holidays and ??  (I can't find what stamp set this stamp is from at the minute)
Accessories:  Bloosom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving!  May it be a wonderful day spent with those you love.  I'm thankful for having you a part of my life.  My stampin' friends are truly my friends.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Gift Givers
Accessories:  Big Shot, Scallop Square, Cello Bag, Curly Label Punch, AquaPainter, Watercolor Crayons, Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Place Cards

A simple way to dress up your Thanksgiving Table is to have a place card at each setting.  I created this simple place card using the new cello bags in the holiday mini, filling them with chocolate covered raisins, and cutting a leaf using the Big Shot.  Simple and perfect!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Cello Bags, Leaf Die, Big Shot, Hemp twine, Dimensional

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I can't believe that it's Thanksgiving this week!  How crazy is that!!!  This card was very easily created using the designer series paper and the Big Shot.  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving week spent with family and friends.  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pool Party, Pear Pizzaz, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Big Shot, Leaves Die, Polka Dot Impressions Folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza

Today begins the Online Extravaganza!  Today only you can order two of our newest products at a 20 percent discount...

**Simply Scored (122334) retails for $29.95....on SALE TODAY ONLY for $23.96!**
**Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps (125152) retails for $16.95...on SALE TODAY ONLY for $13.56!**

Visit my Online Store to see all the discounted products or view this PDF.

Included in our Online Extravaganza is the opportunity to receive a free bundle of preselected digital downloads with the purchase of My Digital Studio Express.  You can see these bundles at my online store under My Digital Studio Express. 

Other discounted products include wood and clear mount stamp sets, letterpress plates, fabric, accessories, ink spots, and Big Shot accessories.

Go ahead and place your order online today.  You can also e-mail me or call me with your order (discounted digital downloads must be place online).  I will be placing orders every day now through November 30 so you're sure not to miss out on a great deal.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Here they are! Fifteen Christmas card designs for you to choose ten. Wednesday is the LAST day to RSVP for Friday's class. All supplies are included except adhesive...please bring your own. Fee: Stamp Club Members/Inkin' Empire Demonstrators--$20; Customers/Guests--$25.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I know...I promised all 15 cards for Friday's class posted today but I haven't got them all done yet because I've had a little lady that's been down with a fever since Friday morning.  Luckily, it's a sinus infection so it should go away quickly with antibotics that we got today.  Here is one of the cards will be creating Friday. I'm hoping to post all fifteen cards in the morning. RSVP today for the Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack.  Fifteen cards will be available for you to create ten of the cards.  All supplies included except adhesive.  Please bring your own. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fall Harvest

One of my favorite techinques is with the versamark ink and the pastels.  On this card, I did the Poppin' Pastels technique using a wheel.  I inked an uninked cartridge with a versamark refill and wheeled a wheel on the cardstock.  The pastels are sponged on top of the ink using sponge daubers. 
Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Versamark, Soft Suede
Stamps:  Fall Harvest Wheel, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Accessories:  Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Impressions Folder

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanks! Treat

This treat holder is the perfect way to say thanks at Thanksgiving or any time of the year.  These cello bags are the perfect size for SO many things!  Order your supplies here.
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Pretty Postage
Accessories:  Postage & 1" Square Punches, 1"x8" Cello Bags, Dimensionals, Scallop Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, November 4, 2011

FREE Digital Downloads!

You can get FREE digital downloads today through Nov. 7 when you take a quick survey here.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Table

Tonight at Technique Night will be using the Spice Cake product suite.  You'll have perfect accents for your Thanksgiving Table.  Join me tonight to create these fun projects!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November News

Happy November, Stampers!

November already?!?!  Stampin’ Up! has extended this AMAZING offer through November 11.
You now have 11 more days to become a demonstrator and RECEIVE the Big Shot for FREE!!! Yes, you got it -- a FREE BIG SHOT! Or, if you already have this amazing tool, you can select an extra $100 in Stampin' Up! merchandise when you sign up as a demonstrator. Perfect for ANYONE! DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY!  Contact me today for more info.


Now through December 15, hostesses get an addition $35 of FREE product when their party reaches $350 or above.  Who doesn’t love MORE FREE products?!  Contact me today to book your workshop!  Dora is this month’s club hostess and qualifies for the extra $35 if the club order reaches $350.  (Club Members to order by Nov. 10:  Adriana, Candi, Colana, Dora, and Rachael B.)


The Christmas Keepsake Box (#129024) was included in a special promotion in July.  It’s now available for purchase for $19.95 includes written instructions, but the following supplies are not included:

    • Pines & Poinsettias stamp set
    • Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker
    • Adhesives
    • 3/16" Corner Punch
    • Paper Cutter
    • Paper Snips
    • Needle
    • Glue gun


November Classes

 Thursday, November 3, 7 p.m. Technique Night.  Create two Thanksgiving projects.  Fee:  FREE—Stamp Club Members; $7—Customers/Guests (FREE when you place a $40 the night of the class); Demos that have signed up with me in October can also attend for FREE.  Please RSVP by Tuesday evening. 

Tuesday, November 8,  7 p.m. Demo Group Meeting.  Join me and other local demonstrators for a night of fun.  You’ll create 4 fun projects that will set you on the right track to get your Stampin’ Up! business started.  A local demo who is also tax accountant will be giving a short presentation on taxes as a demonstrator.  Contact me for more information.

Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.  Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack Stamp Camp.  By popular request this stamp camp has been changed to a stamp-a-stack Christmas card class.  Fifteen Christmas card designs will be available for you to create ten cards All supplies will be provided except SNAIL adhesive.  Please bring your own.    Fee:  $20—Stamp Club Members; $25—Customers & Guests  ($5 off when you place a $40 the night of the class).   Must RSVP by November 7.