Saturday, April 28, 2012

1000th Stamper Cards Received - 05

Ok, despite my best efforts, today's cards seem to mostly be washed-out versions of their actual beauty.  Please don't hold it against the creators.  I'm still continuing to share my cards I received for being the 1000th member of Positively Late Night Stampers' group on Stampin' Connection:

Kris Sobolik is our first creator today, who actually had a pretty and unique card to send.  She used the Blossom punch from our 2012 Occasions Mini.  If you like it - order today - the mini is only good until 4/30/12, and we're not sure yet if the punch will carryover to the 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog (IBC).  I also spy the Finial Press embossing folder, making an impression on the card.  Love the colors!

Lauri Ingram made this intricate, multi-layer card, that was just absolutely unique!  The teacup on the front is embossed in white, and in the next little section she tucked in some yummy tea and a neat clip from our Clips Assortment (#112580).  Then, there was another section, and a bookmark was inside!  It's all perfect for curling up on one of the rainy days April has brought us so far.  :)  The teacup is from the Tea Shoppe stamp set, featured in our 2012 Occasions Mini.  I'm unsure if this stamp set will carry into the 2012-2013 IBC, so order by April 30th to get yours!

Leanna Kerr developed the only card that my camera seemed to like this posting!  Isn't it gorgeous with those coral and red colors?  I had coral in my wedding, so I'm definitely a fan!  I spy the Delicate Doilies stamp set involved here, which debuted in our 2011-2012 IBC.  Doilies aren't normally my cup of tea, but I think Leanna hit a home run here!

Lesley Poper designed this next one, which, while simple, is a great card for beginners and experienced card makers alike!  Leslie used both DSP and a stamp set we had in our Sale-A-Bration catalog this year, and then used part of the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder to jazz up the bottom of the card.  Way to go, Lesley!

Linda Passmore made another card I'd like to recreate!  She used an exclusive stamp set from the SAB catalog for this year, and made it look much more exciting than the picture.  I think 2-way glue pen was used to add some Stampin' Glitter to the stars, because they sure do shine.  Linda also spritzed some of the same blue onto the background of the white sheet the stars are stamped on, with our Color Spritzing Tool.  Nice Job!

Poor Lori-Ann Ball's card had the white completely washed out of it.  She used the Beautiful Butteflies Bigz Die, along with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit, if I don't miss my guess.  She also embossed the white cardstock that the butterflies are mounted on with (I think) the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder from the current IBC.  And she added bling!


Want to see these gorgeous cards in person?  Contact me and I'll invite you over to see all my samples.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 27, 2012

1000th Stamper Cards Received - 04

This continues our edition of "1000th Member - Late Night Stampers".  :)

This was one of the first stamp sets I owned.  Pick a Petal.  Jenny Fulton is the creater of the card.  Though retired, it was just such a neat stamp set.  My upline, Judy Garza, has a huge bag of cards made with this stamp set - but each of them was totally different - and wasn't a flower!  I remember she had a mouse and candles...but I'd have to look at the bag again to see all of those neat ideas.

Jody Townsend's card definitely got washed out in this picture.  Hers is made with a retired stamp set as well, but her execution of it intrigued me.  I had to ask my upline what she did - because the stamped part didn't look like stamping.  It looked like a printed sheet of paper!  And gorgeous!  Evidently what she did is called the crayon-resis technique, on Stampin' Up!'s high quality glossy white cardstock.  It's one I'm going to HAVE to try soon!  Want to learn how to do it?  Contact me, and we'll play and learn together.  :)

Joy Hakes created this card.  It's another neat one!  At first, I thought it was a retired DSP on the top (designer series paper), but my upline neatly pointed out that the flowers are from our "For All You Do" stamp set, and she did the dashes and dotted outline herself with a black Stampin' Write marker.  How nifty!  Do you like this effect?  I do!  Better hurry, though, because "For All You Do" is a stamp set retiring after May 31, 2012.  Order your set now!

Ok, Julia Sager is another Demo that I CASEd from.  However, in this instance, I think the only thing I bothered to change was the green card.  I think she might've used Pear Pizazz, and I ended up using Certainly Celery.  NOT a big difference at all, in the scheme of things.  I just couldn't help it - it used some DSP I got for free, called Twitterpated, from our Occasions Mini.  However, I wasn't a real big fan of this particular batch of DSP, while everyone else in the world seemed to be, and I really ended up liking how this card looked with it on there.  This card is going on my card buffet, in honor of my mother, who got the "You're My Type" stamp set for her birthday.  That stamp set appears in the Occasions Mini as well - so order by 4/30/12 to get yours while they last!

Karen Miller did an excellent job of watercoloring in this card, which uses the stamp set Awash with Flowers.  The first thing that hit me on this card were the bright colors, and the color combination.  It's a neat one!  The stamp set used retires on May 31, 2012, so order now if you would love to do some watercoloring of your own.

Kathy Shapland's card really turned out neat - despite my camera's best intentions to sabotage the picture.  It uses embossing, watercoloring, the Big Shot die-cutting, and accessories. And then it sits up!  Gorgeous!


Want to learn how to make one or more of these cards?  Contact me today!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

1000th Stamper Cards Received - 03

And here are even more of the great cards I received, which I've been posting the past few days:

France Fournier created this cute little gnome card.  We give gnomes to my mom, a lot, for almost every occasion.  We ended up giving her this stamp set, Gnome Sweet Gnome, for her 60th birthday.  France also used our neat little Framelit borders that came out in our 2012 Occasions Mini.  There's no guarantee that either of these products are surviving the mini to move onto the 2012-2013 IBC debuting in June, so order now, before the Occasions Mini deadline of 4/30/12 passes us by!

Heidi Weaver made this next one - and I have to tell you, I was so excited when I received this one!  Heidi was the first one to post a picture of the card she was sending, on the Stampin' Connection thread where I actually won the "1000th member of Positively Late Night Stampers'" contest.  And - she sent it from Canada!  I thought she just spectacularly made those water dots off on the right hand side - but no - I learned that's a Stampin' Up! set, French Foliage.  AWESOME!  I had to buy it after that!  Heidi also used our new Labels Framelits, which debuted in the Occasions Mini - so you'll need to snatch that up before 4/30/12 as well - in case it doesn't make it to the big book in June.

Helen Cummins made this one, and again, my photography skills were lacking.  It's such a vibrant, neat card!  I do manage to spy our new Blossom punch, which was found with the Mixed Bunch stamp set in the Occasions Mini.  You know it - grab it now before it might be gone forever!

Jamie Adcock made this simply sweet card, and it touches a special place in my heart.  This stamp set I used in Certainly Celery and Whisper White on my first ever workshop card (CASEd completely from Judy Garza, my upline, and my sideline, Deborah Bues).  I never would have imagined the pink and browns together though - so that's definitely something I'm going to have to keep in mind!  (Just Believe is the stamp set.)

Jan Kelman Heggen created this one, that once again, was failed by my camera skills.  Fast and simple, this card used up a lot of the paper from our Sale-A-Bration (SAB) exclusive set, which ended in March.  She also used the Labels Framelits on this fun, fast card.

Jennifer Olea created the above.  She used some of the colors popular (and the ribbon exclusive) to our SAB even this year.  I also spy that Blossom Punch from the Occasion Mini again, as well as the Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder, and the Bird Builder punch (for the leaves).  Much prettier than my photo portrays!


Feeling creative?  Let's get together and create. 

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

1000th Stamper Cards Received - 02

Onward, to more delightful cards I received for being the 1000th member of LNS on Stampin' Connection. 

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This gorgeous card is brought to you by Brenda Riehle.  Love the purple!  The stamp set is from our Sale-A-Bration (SAB) event, that just ended at the end of March.  It was one of several stamp sets you could earn for free, with every $50 worth of product purchased.  So, while this stamp set is no longer available, I do happen to have an extra.  Contact me if you'd like to join a contest to win this set!

Also, her card uses the Labels framelits Stampin' Up! started offering in our 2012 Occasions Mini.  Let me know if you'd like to get these neat tools to use in your Big Shot.

I really liked this two-tone card - and wanted to re-create it so badly!  However, I didn't have the DSP used on this card, so I've put it on the back burner for now.  Charlotte Coombes is the creater of this card, and she did a fabulous job.  Don't you just love how the stamp ink matches the cardstock, which matches the DSP (designer series paper)?  That's what Stampin' Up! is famous for! Also used is the Mixed Bunch Flower set, available through the Occasions Mini through the end of this month - so hurry now and order.

Ok, my photography skills are seriously lacking in this photo, and I hope to actually retake this photo with some tips I learned recently, so I can give the creator proper justice for her card.  Dale Morin is this card's author.  And let me tell you - it may look simple - but it's so sweet.  Hidden under the snip of green ribbon you see, Dale used a SAB stamp set as well, and embossed it in white, on this baby blue cardstock.  So sweet and simple, but it adds so much.  Keep on me - and I'll try to upload a better photo soon!

This was another sweet and simple card - but elegant in person.  Dianne Lowe is the creator, and what you can't see, is the use of our Manhattan Flower embossing folder on the white cardstock block under the thank you.  Super sweet!

DeAnna Passmore is the creator of this card, who I did another injustice to, in my picture-taking techniques.  So neat was her idea, though, I CASEd (copy and share everything) it for my upcoming card buffet.  (What's a card buffet?, you say, more info on that to come soon.)  I switched up the DSP a little - since I didn't have this particular one, and entered a "happy birthday" in the center of the flower, but sizing and layout I completely stole!  Thanks DeAnna!

Elaine deMontmorenay sent me this next card.  Cute, cute, cute, and I love the colors - though the "brown" used is washed out here.  Elaine used our new Button Buddies stamp set to get the pig.  Oink!


Want to create some cards for upcoming events?  Contact me, and we'll get started stamping together today!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1000th Stamper Cards Received - 01

Remember my blog on being Positively Late Night Stamper's 1000th member to join on Stampin' Connection (a demonstrator-exclusive "facebook"-like website)?  Well, I think I've most definitely received all the cards I am going to get.  It ended up being 42 cards...Just for joining a Stampin' group!  Awesome!  I thought I'd take a break from some of my Leadership cards, to bring you the pictures of some of those swap cards. 

Please forgive me and my camera, we both need some help.  But, I have since learned some picture-taking techniques that should work well for me in the future.  I just couldn't see re-taking all of these photos RIGHT now!  :)  I tried to give credit to everyone who sent me one.  Enjoy!

****Hint, if you're looking at this blog on my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website, you might head over to my newer blog at:
It seems to have a MUCH faster load-time than Stampin' Up!.

This card was brought to you by Demo Alissa Weaver.  Alissa used one of my favorite color combinations since joining Stampin' Up! - purple and black  (or rather - rich razzleberry and basic black)  Alissa also used the retiring stamp set, Elizabeth - so if you like the background stamp behind the "create" label (it's hard to see in my picture, I know), please contact me, and we'll order it today - before it retires as of 5/31/12.

This card is by Demo Angela Khan.  And one of my favorites!  She blinged this card to the max!  Can you see all the detail - with so many pearls, the edging of the card, and even the buttons being threaded?  This was a WOW card from the get-go...and it arrived in perfect condition.  :)  This set uses our new Mixed Bunch stamp set, that appears in the Occasions mini catalog that expires at the end of the month.  Can't live without those flowers?  Contact me, and we'll place an order for them today!

This card was brought to you by April Vicary.  And it's a wow card too.  I believe she used the glossy white cardstock that Stampin' Up! makes, and it's effect was neat!  I also spy the Nature Walk stamp set, which is safe for now, and should be carrying over to the 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog.  I love the neutral colorations on this card!

This card was created by Beverly Farmer, and I'm sorry to say, my picture-taking takes a LOT away from this card!  See those hearts up top?  Those are from our silver glitter paper, and they sparkle and shine like you would not believe!  A perfect Valentine card.  :)

This card is brought to you by a BLatte.  I'm unsure of the first name! - she just had the "B" on the return address!  Neat card though, and it uses the first embossing folder my mother purchased (or was it me?) from Stampin' Up! - Elegant Lines.  Embossing is fun!  It also uses the teacup from our stamp set, Timeless Treasures.  My mom loves tea! -- we even had a Stampin' party for her 60th Birthday this year.  I'll have to show you our cards soon. 

This one is from Boni Montano.  It uses a lot of neat new items, from our Occasions Mini Catalog.  I spy the Labels Framelits, as well as the coordinating stamp set, Apothecary Art.  Grab these two items before the end of May!  We're not sure if they'll be carrying over to the 2012-2013 IBC or not!

Getting inspired?  Consider joining one of my stamp classes or my card buffets, debuting in May 2012.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Retired Stamp List Reminder

I just don't want anyone to forget - after May 31st - these stamp sets get removed from Stampin' Up!'s catalogs forever!  Get your favorite stamp sets off this list NOW!

Last day to order
May 31, 2012
Page Item Description Price
16 122870 Turtle & Co. ESP FRA $19.95
16 122872 Turtle & Co. ESP FRA $14.95
18 122905 Bringing Baby $7.95
18 121175 Elebration $9.95
18 122917 Many Mustaches $9.95
18 122909 Triple Treat Flower $8.95
19 121428 Christmas Postcard $9.95
19 116816 Dasher $8.95
19 121315 Shalom $7.95
19 115554 Simple Snowflake $7.95
19 122907 Something for Christmas $9.95
20 114484 Elegant Thank You $6.95
20 117120 Elizabeth $9.95
20 121943 Handmade By $4.95
20 116978 Homemade $8.95
20 122911 Just Thank You $6.95
20 115552 Ribbon of Hope $7.95
20 120861 S.W.A.K. $5.95
20 118086 Tiny Teacup $5.95
20 124092 Young Vermillion $7.95
23 120837 Dark & Dreary $19.95
23 121151 Dark & Dreary $14.95
23 122555 Scaredy Cat FRA $19.95
23 122557 Scaredy Cat FRA $14.95
25 111574 House of Haunts $22.95
26 116576 Batty for You $23.95
27 116511 Grateful Greetings $36.95
28 116974 Studio Sketches $17.95
28 122222 Studio Sketches $13.95
29 115368 Falling Leaves $21.95
31 111780 Winter Post FRA $26.95
33 118734 Contempo Christmas FRA $15.95
33 120594 Contempo Christmas FRA $11.95
33 110384 Season of Joy FRA $26.95
34 120786 Holiday Happiness $14.95
34 120792 Holiday Happiness $11.95
34 116722 Tree Trimmings $14.95
35 116471 Sweet Season FRA $18.95
36 115438 Serene Snowflakes $20.95
36 118736 Welcome Christmas FRA $27.95
36 120597 Welcome Christmas FRA $19.95
37 116584 Jolliest Time of the Year $20.95
38 111648 Holiday Lineup $21.95
39 116588 Punch Pals $32.95
41 115448 Christmas Greetings ESP FRA $10.95
41 122700 Merry Winter $19.95
41 122702 Merry Winter $14.95
42 122685 Tidings of Joy ESP $19.95
42 122687 Tidings of Joy ESP $14.95
44 115372 Gifts of Christmas $18.95
44 115354 Scenic Season $24.95
45 122635 A Christmas Carol FRA $20.95
45 122637 A Christmas Carol FRA $15.95
Page Item Description Price
46 117010 I {Heart} Hearts $26.95
46 118571 I {Heart} Hearts $18.95
47 122695 Valentine Love ESP FRA $19.95
47 122697 Valentine Love ESP FRA $14.95
47 118134 With All My Heart $17.95
47 118623 With All My Heart $13.95
48 121919 He Is Risen ESP FRA $18.95
48 121988 He Is Risen ESP FRA $14.95
49 117016 Messages for Mom $25.95
49 118580 Messages for Mom $18.95
50 115330 Courage $19.95
50 115992 Service & Sacrifice $18.95
53 122575 House & Home $18.95
53 122577 House & Home $14.95
53 121327 Now You're Cookin' $7.95
54 113256 Totally Tool $25.95
55 123085 Not So Seriously $33.95
55 123087 Not So Seriously $25.95
56 115022 Loads of Love FRA $23.95
56 115024 Loads of Love Accessories FRA $20.95
57 115197 Loads of Fun $22.95
58 121937 Take a Spin $28.95
58 122015 Take a Spin $20.95
60 116521 Sweet Centers ESP $29.95
60 120415 Sweetheart FRA $21.95
60 120780 Sweetheart FRA $15.95
61 117688 Something Sweet FRA $27.95
61 118589 Something Sweet FRA $19.95
61 120868 Sweet Snowglobe $8.95
63 122875 Under the Big Top FRA $25.95
63 122877 Under the Big Top FRA $18.95
67 111618 Crazy For Cupcakes FRA $23.95
67 118744 Party This Way FRA $15.95
67 120609 Party This Way FRA $11.95
70 116954 For Everything FRA $24.95
70 120459 For Everything FRA $17.95
72 115764 C Is for Cat $15.95
72 115784 D Is for Dog $15.95
73 117008 Friends Fur-ever $33.95
73 120504 Friends Fur-ever $25.95
73 117076 Tote-ally Tess $22.95
73 118595 Tote-ally Tess $16.95
74 114312 Peace Within $22.95
74 117036 The Nicest Things ESP $19.95
74 120531 The Nicest Things ESP $14.95
77 117030 Little Lambs ESP $22.95
77 120525 Little Lambs ESP $16.95
79 115456 Pendant Park ESP FRA $23.95
79 120012 Pendant Park ESP FRA $17.95
80 116976 Always Elegant FRA $14.95
80 120477 Always Elegant FRA $11.95
80 115466 Wedding Sweet FRA $25.95
85 122725 Little Princess ESP FRA $18.95
Page Item Description Price
85 122727 Little Princess ESP FRA $14.95
85 122810 Nursery Times $19.95
85 122812 Nursery Times $14.95
86 113488 All in the Family $38.95
86 113494 Family Accessories $19.95
86 116964 Family Business $23.95
86 120471 Family Business $17.95
87 115217 Pony Party $20.95
87 120015 Pony Party $15.95
88 117020 Fox & Friends $18.95
88 118565 Fox & Friends $14.95
88 113738 Funky Four $14.95
88 120438 Funky Four $11.95
89 122273 Furry Folk $23.95
89 122306 Furry Folk $17.95
89 111556 Under the Stars $29.95
90 122805 Best Friends Forever $23.95
90 122807 Best Friends Forever $17.95
90 117080 Grunge Rock $20.95
90 120555 Grunge Rock $15.95
91 114403 Look Who's Turning $23.95
92 122540 Barnyard Buddies $16.95
92 122542 Barnyard Buddies $12.95
92 120159 Goal ESP FRA $11.95
92 120639 Goal ESP FRA $8.95
92 120161 Home Run $11.95
92 120642 Home Run $8.95
92 117064 Slam Dunk $11.95
92 120552 Slam Dunk $8.95
92 120157 Touchdown $11.95
92 120636 Touchdown $8.95
94 116966 Bear Hugs $13.95
94 118088 Beary Best Times $15.95
95 118052 Beary Best Friends $18.95
95 118050 Beary Nice Wishes $16.95
95 120823 Season of Hugs $25.95
96 122730 From Your Teacher $13.95
96 122732 From Your Teacher $10.95
101 116986 Homegrown $22.95
101 120486 Homegrown $16.95
101 116952 Uncharted Territory $19.95
101 120456 Uncharted Territory $14.95
102 111776 Season of Friendship $23.95
104 117040 In Wilderness $21.95
104 120537 In Wilderness $16.95
104 111542 Nature Silhouettes FRA $22.95
105 114411 Farm Life $21.95
107 118750 Friends Never Fade $17.95
107 120618 Friends Never Fade $13.95
107 117094 Ornate Blossom $9.95
108 111564 Flight of the Butterfly ESP FRA $31.95
108 113258 Trendy Trees $17.95
109 111672 Pocket Silhouettes FRA $18.95

110 117062 Awash with Flowers $39.95
110 120549 Awash with Flowers $27.95
110 113734 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95
112 115360 For All You Do ESP FRA $28.95
113 111656 Inspired by Nature ESP FRA $23.95
115 116503 Autumn Splendor $20.95
116 111578 Flower Fancy $36.95
116 111710 Upsy Daisy FRA $18.95
117 122545 Paisley Petals $26.95
117 122547 Paisley Petals $18.95
118 121049 Butterfly Prints FRA $16.95
118 120738 Butterfly Prints FRA $12.95
118 118758 Growing Green $21.95
118 120624 Growing Green $16.95
119 117068 Cottage Garden FRA $18.95
119 120003 Cottage Garden FRA $14.95
119 113824 Greenhouse Garden $25.95
120 117042 Plant Hope $20.95
120 120540 Plant Hope $15.95
121 113224 Herb Expressions FRA $32.95
122 117038 Happiness Shared FRA $16.95
122 120534 Happiness Shared FRA $12.95
122 113826 Nature's Nest $22.95
123 115452 Autumn Days $23.95
123 120000 Autumn Days $17.95
123 117028 Every Moment FRA $17.95
123 120522 Every Moment FRA $13.95
124 122278 Flower Fest $27.95
124 122280 Flower Fest $19.95
128 117098 Notably Ornate FRA $23.95
128 120561 Notably Ornate FRA $17.95
130 117052 Out West $19.95
130 120543 Out West $14.95
131 113790 Oval All ESP FRA $16.95
133 122850 Frame It $25.95
133 122852 Frame It $18.95
135 116696 Have a Seat $15.95
135 120447 Have a Seat $11.95
135 118748 Timeless Treasures $20.95
135 120615 Timeless Treasures $15.95
136 116519 Charming FRA $19.95
136 125829 Charming FRA $14.95
136 121911 Clearly for You $23.95
136 121976 Clearly for You $17.95
140 116984 Style Beautiful FRA $22.95
140 120483 Style Beautiful FRA $16.95
141 122780 Floral Fillers FRA $23.95
141 122782 Floral Fillers FRA $17.95
145 115181 Extreme Elements $26.95
146 113490 Baroque Motifs $27.95
147 117690 Vintage Vogue FRA $23.95
147 118598 Vintage Vogue FRA $17.95
148 122640 Borderlines $22.95
148 122642 Borderlines $16.95
148 114964 From the Kitchen of $29.95
149 115223 Medallion $17.95
150 121279 Christmas Collage $17.95
151 113742 French Filigree $17.95
151 118533 Wonderfully Worn $17.95
152 115711 A to Z $9.95
152 115332 Dot, Dot, Dot $9.95
152 115709 Fine Flourish $9.95
152 122630 Good Grid $9.95
Page Item Description Price
152 122625 School Lines $9.95
152 115707 Solid Stripes $9.95
154 114948 Curvy Verses FRA $23.95
155 124340 Party Time $18.95
155 124342 Party Time $14.95
156 122268 You're a Gem FRA $14.95
156 122270 You're a Gem FRA $11.95
158 122860 Sweetly Said $16.95
158 122862 Sweetly Said $12.95
159 111500 Full of Life $28.95
159 122022 Notes & Details ESP $26.95
159 122060 Notes & Details ESP $18.95
160 115068 Sincere Salutations FRA $23.95
161 114972 God's Blessings FRA $33.95
163 111664 On Your Birthday FRA $33.95
164 115070 Smarty Pants $18.95
165 119153 Inviting FRA $21.95
165 125030 Inviting FRA $16.95
166 116586 Many Merry Messages FRA $34.95
166 115060 Short & Sweet $17.95
166 113254 Three Little Words $13.95
167 111644 Heard from the Heart FRA $22.95
167 120006 Heard from the Heart FRA $16.95
168 116921 Four the Holidays ESP FRA $13.95
168 111700 Thank You Kindly FRA $13.95
169 122835 Empire Alphabet Lower $31.95
169 122837 Empire Alphabet Lower $23.95
169 122790 Empire Alphabet Upper $31.95
169 122792 Empire Alphabet Upper $23.95
169 123070 Spencerian Alphabet Lower $31.95
169 123072 Spencerian Alphabet Lower $23.95
169 122785 Spencerian Alphabet Upper $43.95
169 122787 Spencerian Alphabet Upper $31.95
170 111610 Calendar Alphabet & Numbers $20.95
170 114401 Jayne's Type Alphabet $43.95
170 115358 Just Perfect Alphabet $19.95
170 115462 Monogram Sweet Alphabet $31.95
170 120272 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower $31.95
170 120648 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower $23.95
170 118722 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper $31.95
170 120582 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper $23.95
170 113684 Varsity Alphabet $43.95
170 113686 Varisty Numbers $24.95
171 118752 Broadsheet Accents $15.95
171 120621 Broadsheet Accents $11.95
172 116480
Special Date Wedding
Personalized Stamp $10.95
172 115464
Yours and Mine Wedding
Personalized Stamp $15.95
172 116632
Text-and-Image Stamp $14.95
172 116633
Family Tree Two-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $16.95
1172 116634
Family Tree Three-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $18.95
172 116635
Family Tree Four-Line
Text-and-Image Stamp $20.95
192 123682 It's Your Day ESP FRA $8.95
193 123686 Everyday Wishes $9.95
193 123684 You're Cherished FRA $8.95
N/A 111640
Happy Kwanza
(2010-2011 Carryover List) $15.95
N/A 111686
Shalom Sayings
(2010-2011 Carryover List) $15.95

Hostess SetsPage Item Description Price
ESP = Also available in Spanish
FRA = Also available in French

10 122485 Array of Sunshine $11.00
10 122487 Array of Sunshine $8.00
10 122615 Happiest Birthday Wishes ESP FRA $21.00
10 122617 Happiest Birthday Wishes ESP FRA $15.00
11 122480 Posy Punch ESP FRA $12.00
11 122482 Posy Punch ESP FRA $9.00
12 122470 Perfect Words ESP FRA $12.00
12 122472 Perfect Words ESP FRA $9.00
12 122565 Simply Soft $16.00
12 122567 Simply Soft $11.00
13 122490 Faith in Nature ESP FRA $11.00
13 122492 Faith in Nature ESP FRA $8.00
13 122745 Tagtastic ESP FRA $13.00
13 122747 Tagtastic ESP FRA $10.00
14 122505 Ain't Love Grand ESP FRA $14.00
14 122507 Ain't Love Grand ESP FRA $10.00
15 122515 Precious Butterflies ESP FRA $17.00
15 122517 Precious Butterflies ESP FRA $12.00
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day!

It's Earth Day!

Do something wonderful to benefit our great planet today.  Recycle a card.  Plant some flowers.  Or maybe, just smile, share it with others, and enjoy a great day outdoors.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Leadership 2012 - 04

"You make me feel like dancing!"

Yes - we had dancing at Leadership 2012.  We rock!

Ok, so maybe it wasn't all fun and games...

But then, again, maybe it was!....

Dance, dance, dance!

I actually won one of these!  It's an awesome addition to Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored tool.  It's not in a catalog just yet, but contact me - and I can go ahead and order one for you!

This is the dimensions for something neat you can create with the new diagonal score plate.  Any ideas on what?  Hint: you place your cardstock on once, score at the 3 1/8" line, turn the page and score at the 4 1/8" line, then repeat for the two remaining sides.  Give up?

This help you any?

That's right...add a little extra to it, and it's a coordinating envelope for whatever card project you are working on at the moment!  So now, we're not limited to just whisper white or very vanilla!  :)  How cool!?

Here's the neat card she put in the envelope.  This stamp set is from our Occasions Mini catalog, which you can order from through April 30, 2012.  Want to know what makes it neater?  There's cherry scented embossing powder used on the top of that cone - also in the Occasions Mini.  Place your order with me now, before there's the chance that these products don't make it into the 2012-2013 IBC!

This was another neat craft idea we learned how to make on the diagonal score plate.  Want to learn how?  Contact me, and we'll make one together!

What else can you make?  Boxes! 

Neat gift idea - isn't it?  Let's get together and make some!

Another nifty idea - wax-coated DSP (designer series paper).  Why?  Because these little "envelopes" hold some shortbread cookies made with our Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps.  What a neat treat!  And the buttery-richness won't bleed through the paper!


Like what you saw on today's eye candy?  Contact me, and we can start crafting and stamping today!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Leadership 2012 - 03

Leadership was seriously one of the most inspiring events I've ever attended - for any job.  And, it wasn't just like any other old boring office meeting, it was fabulously fun at the same time!  One of the neatest things was getting to actually see Shelli Gardner - one of the founders of Stampin' Up! - up close. 

The theme for this year is "My Way", which you can see here in this picture of Shelli.

Here she is, as she first came on stage. 

My upline, Judy Garza, is the best!  She and her upline, Barbara, got us 5th row seats for the first day!  How awesome was that?

And ok - maybe my camera & timing skills aren't the best, even at 5th row seating - but I had a blast taking pictures of this fabulously inspiring and encouraging woman.

I think I was super-excited here - because they were passing out freebies!  Free stamp set?  Why, yes - SURE!

This was my attempt to get the entire auditorium full of demonstrators.  We ended up having the largest Leadership turnout EVER!  Go San Antonio!  :)

We got to walk the stage if we'd had title promotions during the year.  Judy got a picture of me walking (which I'll have to steal off her blog and post sometime), but I (barely) got a picture of my sideline, Nyla Kelley.  Go Nyla!

Want to attend Leadership next year?  It was a blast and you'll see a number of exciting new ideas and products.  Contact me, and join my team!

Happy Stamping,