Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oh, Whale!

I had a crazy weekend, I had a Valentine Stamp Camp scheduled on Saturday that has been in the works since last November!  We had ice and sleet that gave us bad roads and a driveway that I could have gone ice skating on if I knew how and was a "LOT" younger.  So mid week after looking at the forcast I decided on a one hour delay (sounds like school schedules doesn't it) then on Saturday I knew it would be impossible to have it and started calling my team members and the Valentine Stamp Camp guest to change to next Saturday!

I am a guest blogger with a Stampin UP Stampers X-press demo group each Monday, so on Sunday night if I have not done anything about it I start creating.  

Well tonight I knew I had to create something for our blog and I took my basket of new products that I had for display for Saturday's Stamp Camp and pulled it back to my stamp room and just stared at it all!

Where to start.  I took the first stamp set in the basket Oh' Whale! and started putting cardstock together with the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP and just thought this piece looked like water.  I felt like I needed another color to offset all the blue and I had a real red heart punched out on my stamp table and it worked great for the whales heart.  I knew I needed something else and decided to stamp Get Whale Soon in real red also.  So that was my thought process, I know we each probably do it different. I added the clouds by sponging around a scallop circle that I punched out.

Now I have a new goal, this week I am going to make something from all the products I bought instead of in March when SAB is over and I realize I have not even inked up some of the stamp sets.  That doesn't happen to any of you does it?  :)  Stay tuned.

 Products below are from the Spring Catalog page 28-29!  You can check it out HERE or email me and I will mail one to you. 
Oh, Whale! Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Oh, Whale! Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 #129132  Price: $16.95
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper 
Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
#26922   Price: $10.95   

Happy Whale Clearlits Die 

Happy Whale Clearlits Die
#129403  Price: $7.50    

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 PS Just a reminder for those that were scheduled to come to my Valentine Stamp Camp this weekend it is postponed till next Saturday  Feb 2nd at 1pm same location.


Friday, January 25, 2013

Personalized Valentine’s Day Treats

Surprise your friends and co-workers on Valentine’s Day with this fun, personalized popcorn treat box. I love the chalkboard look that is so popular right now, so to personalize each one, I added the cute heart pick and wrote the names with chalk. To achieve the chalked look, just lightly rub a piece of chalk over our Basic Black Cardstock and now your heart looks like a blackboard. It’s that easy!

- Distressed Dots Background Stamp
- Basic Black Cardstock
- Kraft Gift Box (with the lid and sides cut off)
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies
- Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
- Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
- Big Shot
- Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
Robyn P., Senior Concept Artist

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cross My Heart!
I got my inspiration for this card from the Spring Catalog page 26 but after I received my supplies it just didn't work for me.  I love crosswords and this really spoke to me.  I also used the More Amore Specialty Designer Paper page 10. It shows both Real Red and Primrose Petals laser cut hearts  in the catalog but the opposite side has white and that is what I used. 

 SAB is here! Check out the free stuff.  You can order on line or email or call me, I will be glad to help you with your selection.

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Reminder postage going up!

This is just a quick little reminder to everyone to go buy your “Forever” stamps now before the rates go up on January 27, 2013. The new rate for a First Class postage stamp will be 46 cents.   

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Meet Shelli Gardner, CEO & Cofounder

Those of you that know me know that I love working for Stampin' Up! and have the utmost respect for Shelli, CEO & Co-founder.  She is warm, genuine and creative, I could go on and on but I thought I would let you see an inside glimpse of her through this article that I found. Click below for the interview.

Shelli Gardner, CEO and Cofounder, 25 years and still going strong! Stampin' Up!® - Meet the Artist Article for June 2012 issue

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine Stamp Camp

Getting ready for stamp camp.  I have gathered the kits that my customers will get at my Valentine Stamp Camp on January 26th and displayed them in a faux suitcase type box.  Love the look, I also added the little valentine banner I made last year using torn pages from a book and cut letters with my big shot.  

You can still purchase this kit through January 21st. I will be placing my club order on Monday the 21st so let me know if you want me to add this to my order.  You get the following for only $9.95!

My Little Valentine Clear-Mount Stamp Set
My Little Valentine Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $9.95
Sealed with Love Simply Sent
Sealed With Love Simply Sent
Price: $7.95

 Check out the flyer.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Feeling Sentimental- a new SAB set-

This is a new sample I made from the new  Feeling Sentimental stamp set from the new SAB catalog that starts next week January  22, 2013.  I can't wait to share it with my stamp club on Saturday

It just keeps getting better -Single Stamps 

Can you believe it NEW SINGLE STAMPS.... more sweet stamps.

I think my favorite is the glasses since I have to wear peepers and I am all about Sunshine. 

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Best of 25 Years Stamps


As part of our 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Check back here every month for a new "Best of" stamp set.

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

Starting in February we're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Below if the January Stamp Set of the month.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome!

Stampin’ UP! just announced a new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! Stamp Kit

As a guy, it’s not always easy to express yourself. You know you want to say it, but you just don’t know how. That’s why we’ve created the Dude, You’re Welcome! Kit. Quickly build a card that says just what you want it to say, whether it’s “#%&@!” because you messed up (when does that happen?), for a Special Occasion (you know the occasion), “I _____ You” (love, adore, miss, see?), or a simple “Thank You.”

We’ve got your back. Dude, you’re welcome.

Dude, You're Welcome!  #132807   Price: $24.95


 Check out the video!

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Friday, January 11, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin (New Product from Stampin' UP!)

Today at the Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fl (I wish I was there this year) Stampin' UP! announced a new product My Paper Pumpkin Kits...
Do you love crafting but can’t spend the money to build your craft supply so that it will offer you the versatility you enjoy?  Would you love a planned project complete with all supplies including stamps, ink and embellishments sent to your door every month for a reasonable price.  My Paper Pumpkin is for you.  You’re going to love it!!!

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun. 

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store. You will be prompted to choose a demonstrator, if you have ordered from me before or if you do not have a demonstrator I would appreciate if you choose me. I am so excited about this new product, I can't wait.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

2013 Calendar Swap

I belong to a group of Stampin UP demonstrators across North Carolina called NC SU DEMOS and we share ideas and tips and we swap cards etc.  In Dec I hosted a calendar swap and I wanted to share it with you.  I love them all and would have a hard time deciding on my favorite one.  Some used My Digital Studio others just stamped, layered and glittered.  Enjoy!

January- Sharon Maranich

February- Pat Wilkinson

March- Debbie Dodd and Frances Wagner

April- Ariel Matera

May- Frances Wagner

June- Sandra Herman

July- Elizabeth Fox

August- Kathy Hunt

September- Karen Culler

October- Julie Cordisco

November- Jeria Coleman

December-Pat Wilkinson

I hope this gives you a few ideas for a new calendar.  Let me know if you need any help.  Thanks for stopping by. Blessings,