Monday, August 25, 2008

2008 Retired Sets for SALE

Hi there!

I have listed the Retired Sets from my personal collection and posted pictures here:

SALE -- Retired Sets 2008

Check them out and let me know if you have any interest to purchase anything. All sets are 20% - 30% off the original pricing. Shipping is not included.

Happy looking!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Spring Song Scalloped Card -- BIG SHOT!

Soooo, I've been playing with the new Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. OH MY WORD! So slick, quick and easy! It is a blast to use and very simple. You have GOT to try this! You will fall in love with it! Give me a call to set up your demonstration and time to play with the Big Shot.

I used page 102 in the 2008 Stampin' Up! Fall & Winter Catalog to give me inspiration for this card. I changed the layout a bit and used the scallop instead of the circle. I just love the softeness of the So Saffron cardstock, Designer Series Paper and Poly-twill Ribbon combined with the big die-cut Scallop.


Project Supplies:
Spring Song Stamp Set
So Saffron CS
Confetti Cream CS
So Saffron DSP
StazOn -Jet Black Ink
Mellow Moss Ink
So Saffron 7/8" Poly-Twill Ribbon
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
Sizzix Scallop Circle Die
Water Color Crayons - Earth Elements
Water Color Crayons - Soft Subtles
Water Color Crayons - Rich Regals
Paper Snips

Friday, August 22, 2008

Holiday Treasures Curly Label Gift "Envelope"

This new Holiday Treasures Designer Series Paper is so yummy! I made this little gift for a friend. Inside it contained a gift certificate and brochure. VERY easy and so pretty! And...I got to play with the new Curly Label Punch Bundle, too!

Project Supplies:
Cute & Curly Stamp Set
Riding Hood Red CS
Holiday Treasures DSP
Chocolate Chip Ink
Curly Label Punch
1" Circle Punch
5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain
Earth Elements Buttons
Sticky Tape
Pop-up Glue Dots

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wow Flowers Canvas "Thank You" Card

WOW FLOWERS! This new set is so cute! With all of the new sets in the catalog being die-cut, this set took three minutes to mount! Love it!

Project Supplies:
Canvas Background Stamp
Wow Flowers Stamp Set
Riding Hood Red CS
Tangerine Tango CS
Baja Breeze CS
Kiwi Kiss CS
Basic Black CS
Riding Hood Red Ink
Tangerine Tango Ink
Kiwi Kiss Ink
Basic Black Ink
1-1/4" Square Punch
1/8" Circle Punch
Square Rhinestone Brads - Ice
Square Rhinestone Brads -Fire
1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Snips

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Oh My Goodness! Oh My Goodness! The BRAND NEW BIG SHOT DIE-CUT MACHINE! [It sounds like it is from a Pat Benetar song. You know "Hit me with your BIG shot!"] I can NOT wait to get my hands on mine! It is in the mail and believe me you will hear ALL about it when it comes! I am sooooo excited!

Intrigued??? Want to know more??? CLICK HERE to discover the world of the Big Shot Die Cut Machine and how it is going to enhance your creativity!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kiwi Collage with Dreams du Jour

"Dreams du Jour" is one of Stampin' Ups! fabulous new sets! It is featured on page 103 of the NEW 2008 Fall & Winter catalog for $18.95. I can make no claim to this beautiful project, but I just love how Jackie Bolhuis has used the new In Colors with the Collage Techinque and some Sponging! Soooo, I HAD to share it with you! You end up utilizing ALL of the stamps in this set to make this super easy brightly colored card. Who wouldn't love it?!

Project Supplies:
Dreams du Jour Stamp Set
Kiwi Kiss CS
Pacific Point CS
Whisper White CS
Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink Pad
Pacific Point Classic Ink Pad
Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad
Piercing Tool and Guide from the Crafter's Tool Kit
Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, August 11, 2008

$99 Starter Kit Opportunity!

Click above to see check it out!

Becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator has never been easier! From August 11 through October 11, you can choose from three different Starter Kits with three different focuses, depending on your interests -- and each one is only $99! (The various kits are noted below.) And you can even sign up online, at my website! So if you've ever considered becoming a demonstrator to receive a year-round discount on stampin' products, or to earn a vacation for you and your family, or to become your own work-from-home career, contact me today and I'd be happy to answer your questions.

Dates: August 11-October 11, 2008

Stamp-Focused Starter Kit:
Item Code Description Price
109515 Fun & Fast Notes stamp set $30.95
105548 Bold Brights card stock assortment (8-1/2" x 11") $7.95
101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad $5.25
104332 SNAIL Adhesive $6.95
100730 Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11") $7.50

Scrapbook-Focused Starter Kit:
Item Code Description Price
111570 Contempo Alphabet stamp set $40.95
113059 Simply Scrappin' Petal Party $19.95
105212 Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad $5.25

Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit:
Item Code Description Price
111656 Inspired by Nature stamp set $23.95
114088 Décor Elements Chocolate Classic Ff $3.95
114126 Décor Elements Medium Chocolate Long Stem Silhouettes $17.95
114285 Décor Elements Applicator $1.95
111835 Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad $5.25

*Each kit also includes the same business supplies that are found in the standard Starter Kit (the Home Décor-Focused Starter Kit also includes 25 Décor Elements brochures). While all items in the Starter Kits are recommended, a new demonstrator may substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

"Never Before Seen" SALE!

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From August 11 through September 30, Stampin’ Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog--no additional purchase necessary! WOW!

Select items are listed below:
Item Code Pg. # Description Regular Price 15% off Price
111690 32 Snow Swirled $24.95 $21.21
111586 55 It's a Stretch $23.95 $20.36
111544 81 Putt Putt $24.95 $21.21 (Not available until August 18)
111626 91 Eastern Blooms $21.95 $18.66
111672 98 Pocket Silhouettes $18.95 $16.11
111710 101 Upsy Daisy $18.95 $16.11
111556 109 Under the Stars $29.95 $25.46
111644 145 Heard from the Heart $22.95 $19.51
111570 157 Contempo Alphabet $40.95 $34.81
109381 23 Felicidades Siempre* $17.95 $15.26
*From Celebrando Creatividad


Hi Stampers :

YAHOO!!! The day has finally arrived. The BRAND NEW 2008 FALL & WINTER CATALOG is LIVE and available for purchase!!!! I am sooo excited, as I know all of you are. I love getting new stampin Goodies and now that Stampin'Up! has 2 New catalogs a year this means double the pleasure . See it TODAY on my website, Of course, if you would prefer a hard copy, please contact me and I'll make sure that you get one.

So many things going on today Please let me know If I can help you in any way.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Announcing Décor Elements

  • Oh my goodness! DéCOR ELEMENTS!!!
  • Stampers, you have GOT to check these out!
  • YES, they are available NOW. Contact me to place your order!
  • Read on and then click the link at the end for the brochure.
This is Stampin' Up!'s announcement:

"We are thrilled to announce a new Stampin’ Up! product line: Décor Elements.

Our Décor Elements product line is self-adhesive vinyl art for walls, mirrors, windows, or other hard, smooth surfaces. It is an extension of our Definitely Decorative home décor line, which is another way to express your creativity--just on a larger canvas than a card or scrapbook page! Décor Elements takes that same idea and uses a different medium to accomplish the same mission, making your home a beautiful representation of your style. And it’s inexpensive compared to painting, framing art, or buying new furniture!

This natural extension of our products is also right on trend, and our artwork converts from stamp sets to vinyl art images with ease. You’ll love the unique experience of Stampin’ Up!’s Décor Elements vinyl art. Décor Elements images and techniques available also coordinate with our existing products. We brought you Two-Step Stampin’, so why not two-step and three-step vinyl art that will really catch your attention? For example, apply a vinyl frame to a wall or window, and then apply a letter inside it.

Vinyl art is a hot trend that will continue to become even more popular than it currently is, and this is only our initial offering. By starting with a carefully-chosen sampling of products, we’ll be able to expand and adapt to what’s popular and what customers like best. We’ll be able to evaluate and change the product offering quickly and efficiently.

Whether you want to spice up the walls of your home or frame a home décor piece for display, Décor Elements is easy to apply, easy to love, and easy to remove."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Summer by the Sea Card

This is image is from one of my all time favorite sets....Summer By the Sea. You won't find it in the current catalog, but it isn't retired either. It is on SU's Dormant List [check it out here] which is current through August 10th. I have made tons of cards with this set and scrapbook with it, too. Check out all of the images in the set below.

Isn't this card sweet? I am not sure where I saw it and apologize for not giving due credit. I love it so! Very, very easy!

Tips: It uses the Reverse Masking Technique. Have a scrap rectangle and temporarily in place with some 2-Way Glue, then stamp your background image. Pull off the scrap and VOILA! you have a frame for your little girl!

Project Supplies:

Summer By the Sea Stamp Set
Canvas Background Stamp
Whisper White CS
Sage Shadow Ink
Black StazOn Ink
Pretty In Pink Marker
Barely Banana Marker
Certainly Celery Marker
Bashful Blue Marker
Pale Plum Marker
Close To Cocoa Marker
1/4" Pretty In Pink Grosgrain Ribbon
Craft & Rubber Scissors

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don't Miss the Phone-A-Thon & Tuesday's Fabulous Specials!

Hello Stampers,

Well, last night's Retirement Party was a BLAST, and I am so sorry that you could not make it. But even still, you will be able to take advantage of the fabulous specials from the evening by participating in today's [Tuesday,August 5th] Retirement Phone-A-Thon! That's right! Just give me a call or write me an email [if that is easier] to place your order ON TUESDAY and you will be eligible for the Retirement Party Specials. Plus, you will receive the completed hand-stamped Make-n-Take with your order as a "Thank You" from me!

Before placing your order, please click and take a look at the Retiring Stamp Set List AND the Retiring Accessories List. The accessories are going fast and are only available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Please have a back-up choice for retiring accessories just in case your item has sold out.

[Only available on Tuesday, August 5th]

1. All RETIRING SETS are on SALE! The more you purchase the more you save.·
  • One set = 10% off
  • Two sets = 15% off both
  • Three sets =20% off all three
2. All RETIRING ACCESSORIES are 10% off!
3. BOX OF CARDS KIT – On SALE! $25 $18
4. BOOK 2 LOOK – Book a workshop today and choose [or I will for you] a prize from my "Book 2 Look" canister. You never know what you are going to get! Plus, receive the new 2008 Fall & Winter Catalog for FREE!
5. PURCHASE $100 in product today and receive a full color sheet of fabulous ideas AND the new 2008 Fall & Winter Catalog for FREE!

I look forward to hearing from you today!


Monday, August 4, 2008

Elephant Train Card

COME AND GET THEM! The retiring Stamp Sets and Accessories are only around for SIX more days! You heard correctly...SIX!I have been spending a lot of time with my retiring sets. Making a bunch of things and lamenting the day [August 10th] that they will no longer be available. Sniff......

However, I lament only for a little while. "Why?" You ask. Well, I have had a sneak peek at some of the new items to come in the new catalog [available August 11th], and, OH MY GOODNESS, I am soooooo wicked excited! Yes, WICKED excited!!! [You can take the girl out of Maine, but you can't take Maine out of the girl! :-) ]
  • New Designer Series Papers, including Maine Blueberry DSP
  • The Big Shot Die Cut Machine - Stampin' Up! is partnering with Sizzix to offer this multipurpose machine, along with more than 35 dies--7 of which are only available through Stampin' Up!
  • New Simply Scrappin' Kits
  • New In Colors -- Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point
  • Scalloped Edge Punch
  • All NEW sets in the 2008 Fall & Winter Catalog are die-cut! What a time saver!
O.K. So back to the retiring sets. Here is a cute little idea I saw on I am sorry, but I lost the link to the person who came up with this idea. I changed up the colors and stamp sets. What do you think???Project Supplies:
Year After Year Stamp Set [retiring]
Weathered Background Stamp [retiring]
Amazing To Zany Stamp Set [retiring]
Purely Pomegranate CS [SOLD OUT]
Basic Black CS
Blue Bayou CS [retiring]
River Rock CS [retiring]
River Rock Ink [retiring]
Basic Black Ink
Basic Black Marker
Basic Eyelets [SOLD OUT]
Paper Snips
Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
1-3/8" Square Punch

Friday, August 1, 2008


Hi Stampers,

I reorganized my blog a bit and added a useful Search Labels column along the side. I hope this helps you search my posts and find ideas a bit easier.

Bon Chance!



Layouts are a fantastic way to make your crafting easier!

Did you happen to notice that I used the same layout for both the Guava, Ginger Blossom Birthday Card and the Cutie Pie Punch Box Friend Card? That is an effective and easy way to broaden your stamping skills and designs. Notice that they are the same exact layout with different colors, CS, stamp sets and embellishments. It changes totally changes the look!

So, when you are feeling dry for ideas, fall back on one of your favorite layouts to get you started. That way you don't need to come up with something brand new every time! I do this with my scrapbooking, too! Why reinvent the wheel, so to speak???
Here is the basic layout that I used. Leave me a comment or send me an email to tell me about your layout experience. I would love to hear about and/or see your successes!

Guava, Ginger Blossom Birthday Card

I just love the look of this card. It looks fancy [because of the DSP], but is SO easy to do! I wanted to show you how easy it is to use the Amazing to Zany Stamp Set in your card making. I love this set for scrapbooking mainly, but it works well for cards, too! Check out the catalog and e-mail me to order it while you can, as it is retiring.

Did you notice across the bottom of the card? I stamped the words "delightful, splendid, terrific, amazing, fabulous" and filled in the dots with a Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker. This set is VERY versatile!


  • Crimp the 2"x4" piece of Ruby Red for texture
  • Score, fold up and adhere 1/2" to get the stripes at the bottom of the 4"x4" DSP.
  • I didn't bother to punch a whole in the tag, but adhered it to appear so.
  • Dirty up the "happy birthday" Groovy Guava square with your Ruby Red ink pad
  • Tie your ribbon and then add two extra pieces. I tie directly to the ribbon. Some others would tie separately and then use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere.
Project Supplies:

Amazing to Zany Stamp Set [retiring]
Groovy Guava CS [retiring]
Ginger Blossoms DSP [retiring]
Ruby Red CS
Ruby Red Classic Ink
Ruby Red Stampin' Write Marker
1-1/4" Square Punch
"Large" Tag Punch
Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Here is a peek at the Amazing to Zany Stamp Set.

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