Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Last Christmas Card Posting

I used Cherry Cobbler as the base for the card,  I ran it through the Big Shot with the Circle Framelit.
I used a strip of Seasons of Style Washi Tape and Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack to decorate the front and back panels.  I cut (2) 3" circles out of Whisper White Card Stock and adhered to the front and back of the circle.  The Ornament was stamped in Cherry Cobbler  ink on Whisper White Card Stock and punched out with the Ornament Punch. I blinged it up by adding a strip of Basic Rhinestones and added a white bow using 3/8 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and adhered to center of front circle with Dimensionals..

Sunday, December 15, 2013

3rd Christmas Card Posting

This was the 3rd Christmas Card that I did this year.  I used Whisper White, Smoky Slate card stock and Winter Frost DSP.  I stamped 3 of the ornaments on Whisper White card stock from the Christmas Collectibles set using Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Island Indigo ink then punched with the Christmas Ornament Punch.  I blinged up one ornament with a medium size rhinestone.  I adhered the ornaments using Snail and used Dimensionals on the ornament with the bling.  I tied Silver 1/8" ribbon around the card and placed a tag stamped on Whisper White card stock with Island Indigo and punched with the Label Bracket Punch on top of the ribbon with Dimensionals. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

2nd Christmas Card Post

Another very simple Christmas Card idea CASED from another demonstrator.  I used Cherry Cobbler , Whisper White and Crumb Cake CS.  I used an oval from the Ovals Framelits and used the negative as a stencil.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink inside the oval.  Stamped the largest pine tree from Lovely as a Tree stamp set with Gold Metallic Encore Pad from the Holiday Catalog.  I stamped Merry Christmas with Cherry Cobbler in the middle of the oval.  That's it.  Enjoy!

Friday, November 29, 2013

My first Christmas Card Post

I used the Happy Hour stamp set to make this Christmas Card.  Card stock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green.  I ran the Cherry Cobbler and a strip of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice folder. The glasses were colored with markers directly on the stamp and a knot of Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon touches off the card. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Card

My upline helped me come up with this card since I didn't have any Thanksgiving specific stamps.  I used the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set. I punched a 1" circle and placed on the center of the stamp with adhesive.  I used the thumping technique with Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight.  I applied glue to several areas of the stamped image and added colored glitter.  I used the Thankful thinlet and applied with liquid glue  and made a bow and applied with a glue dot to the top of the wreath.  Card stock is Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lovely Fall Card

I used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set using the "thumping" technique with Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler markers on Naturals White CS.  I ran the Crushed Curry card front through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots folder.  I punched a border on a narrow piece of Cajun Craze using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  I cut a strip of Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack from the Chocolate Chip . And adhered two strips of Cajun Craze to the top and the bottom. I wrapped a length of 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon around the Chocolate Chip Designer Series Paper and tied a knot on the right side of the card.  I punched out little tags using a retired tag punch using Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Naturals White CS, stamped a tiny leaf on the Naturals tag with Chocolate Chip and tied the tags to the bow.  Next I adhered that to the bottom half of the card front. I layered the stamped tree to Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip CS and adhered with Dimensionals to the card. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Thanksgiving Card

I made this Thanksgiving card for the simple reason that I didn't have a turkey or other thanksgiving image stamp set and I cased this card from another demonstrator.  I had the Tags 4 You stamp set which covers Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day and the coordinating punch.  I used Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and white CS along with Sweater Weather DSP and 2" of burlap. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Check Out This Weeks
Weekly Deals
Good For Only 1 Week!

You can use the hostess code to order items from the weekly deals or the clearance rack.  Hostess Code: NM7GHJZV

Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack.

Clearance Rack and Weekly Deals have to be ordered on my website ONLY!

Click ONLINE STORE here to order.    

Let me know if I can help you with anything or if you have any questions.  Thanks and happy shopping!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November Special

My Digital Studio 30% Off Sale- through November 29th.
  • A variety of festive downloads to help you get a head start this busy season, see them here
  • Once you’ve designed your holiday projects, you’ll need to print them, right?  You can also get 30% off photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, and individual pages  VIEW PRICING HERE - MDS Price List 2013
  • check often, we are sharing samples all month long using the products on sale – and you can upload your samples too!
  • and if you have not tried My Digital Studio yet?  – give it a try for 30 days absolutely FREE.
Get your cards designed, send them to the printing place, and check them off your “TO DO” list, because they are “DONE”…..don’t you wish the baking was that easy?, LOL..

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Card

I created this Thanksgiving card with punches creating a turkey with a pilgrim hat.  Don't have a specific stamp set for thanksgiving?  Use your punches to create a unique card! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Grunge Halloween Car

 This is the Halloween card I made with Basic Black and Whisper White card stock, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black ink.  I used 3 of the Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape and stamped the greeting with the Tags 4 You stamp set and adhered with Dimensionals.  I colored 3 rhinestones orange and placed strategically on the card and tag.  This is a very easy and quick card to make and something totally different from the usual spooky Halloween card. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

25 stamp sets at 25% off! Starts Today! 

Click here to check out the great saving only available for a limited time.

Sale ends October 28th!


$25 STARTER KIT SPECIAL EXTENDED ONE DAY.  Stampin' Up! announced late yesterday that they would be extending the $25 Starter Kit Special through today.  You get another chance to purchase the kit and join through 11:50 p.m. Mountain TONIGHT.  Check out my recommendations for the Ultimate Double Dip on savings once you purchase the kit!
Along with the extension of the $25 Starter Kit above, Stampin' Up! is allowing a limited exception to the their Competitive Activities Policy for people interested in becoming a demonstrator.  Anyone who currently is involved in a directly competitive business who signs up with Stampin' Up! between October 21-November 30, 2013 will not need to resign from their former business prior to signing up with Stampin' Up! They will have until December 1, 2013 to decide which company they will represent and by that time will need to resign from one or the other. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Improved On-Line Shopping and New Offers!

Stampin' Up! has updated the technology to give you a better on-line shopping experience.

Here are the new benefits:
  • My favorite new feature!!!  You can now easily save your shopping bag contents and return to complete the order.
  • Keep on shopping.  When adding items to your shopping bag, you can choose to go directly to the bag or continue shopping.
  • Making progress.  A progress bar will guide you through the ordering process.
  • Bigger images.  Additional product images are bigger and easier to view.
  • Enhanced sorting. Now you can sort merchandise based on newest or oldest--a real plus when you want to see the latest MDS downloads.

  • Sale prices are clearly marked. Items on sale are clearly marked without having to add them to your bag (as shown below). You can also sort products by the sales price (instead of according to the original price).

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Join Stampin' Up! for Just $25. STARTS OCT. 7!


This is the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Special you have been waiting for!!!  Mark Your Calendar!  From Monday, Oct. 7 THRU Monday, Oct. 21, Stampin' Up! will be offering a special starter kit for just $25!  What a wonderful way for Stampin' Up! to celebrate it's 25th anniversary! 
  • The $25 kit includes up to $26.95 of your choice of Stampin' Up! products (value must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax), a supply of annual and holiday catalogs and it all ships FREE.  Our regular $99 Starter Kit will not be available for purchase during this two-week period.
  • Test drive Stampin' Up! exclusive resources and discounts through April 30, 2014, with no obligation to purchase anything further.
  • Save!  Receive a 20% discount on every demonstrator order you place.
  • Receive 30% off your first demonstrator order of $150 or more (before shipping and tax).  Must be placed within 45 days of purchasing your kit.
  • Be first to know about new products and pre-order from new catalogs!
  • Reach $300 in sales by March 31, 2014 and renew an additional quarter (through June 30, 2014).  There's NO penalty to drop.
  • It's up to you!  Purchase the kit just for yourself and/or have fun and share Stampin' Up! with friends while making a little extra money.
  • PURCHASE YOUR $25 KIT THROUGH ME and you'll become a member of My Team as well as part of Stampin' Up!  We're nationwide, friendly, resourceful, virtual and fun!  Hobby stampers are always welcome in my group!

Monday, September 2, 2013

CASE Card Share

CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything.  I received the card below recently and thought ...
I have a stamp set very similar to that tree - why don't I make a similar card.
The following card is what I created.  I chose Whisper White card stock for the base of the card and Crumb Cake for the top half stamped with the leaf from Betsy's Blossoms stamp set in Versa Mark ink.  I used the tree stamp from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set inked using the Always Artichoke and Early Espresso markers to add the color on Whisper White card stock. I used a retired Deckle scissors to cut around the tree and mounted on Soft Suede card stock.  I stamped on the front with Gold Metallic Encore ink and gold embossed.    I think it turned out very close to the original card.


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wedding Card

This card is very elegant and could be used as a wedding card or an anniversary card.  Most of the card is embossed as well as the butterflies.  It looks like a lot of work but it really didn't take too long to complete start to finish! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Drivers License Congratulations Card

I have a grandchild who is getting his drivers license and I made this card for him. 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Open House

Next Saturday is my Open House from 11-4. If you would like to attend, please feel free to come by. I would appreciate an e-mail at just to make sure I have enough Make n Takes.
I have some sneak peeks from the new Holiday Catalog and Make & Takes to show you!!
Where:    836 Gulch Avenue
                Wisconsin Dells, WI
When:    Saturday, August 17th
                11 am - 4 pm
* Half Price Sale on Retired Items 
* Make & Take Projects
* 2013 Annual Catalogs
* Refreshments
* Door Prizes
Please RSVP to

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pictures from Convention in Salt Lake City

At the airport waiting for our flight.

 Our bling rings we got at our first event with other stampers from our group.
5,800 demonstrators from several countries waiting for the opening reception!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

The New Catalog is here!

It’s here, it’s finally, finally here!! I’m so  excited, the countdown has finally hit GO TIME!! I can’t wait to order my favorites. Be sure to check out the great new Bundles, hot new Product Suites and fabulous stamps!! What do you want to create today?
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  • You can begin ordering from the new catalogs at Noon (MDT) today – May 31, 2013
  • SPRING CATALOG LAST DAY – today is the last day to order from the Spring Catalog. Your favorites will be gone forever after tonight! Click here to see some of the products that are being discontinued.
  • RETIRING STAMPS & ACCESSORIES LAST CALL – everything on these lists will be available thru Monday only. Ends June 3, 213.
  • Want it all? Get $25 free and free shipping on the demo kit … fill it with all new products. Click for details >

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This and That Journal

I purchases the This and That Journal to take with me to convention so I have a log of all the fun that I'm expecting during my trip.  I covered the front and back covers with Designer Series Papers from the Epic Day series that coordinates with the stickers and Washi Tape.  I tied coordinating ribbons to the spiral binding and glued the logo for this year's convention to the front.  I have a small baggie that I plan to take along so I can document my trip from start to finish.  I can't wait to see the final project when it's finished.  I'll leave space on certain pages to place my photos when they are printed.  You can pre-order this item on my website at


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List

Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  Stampin' Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamps.
Retiring Accessories are ONLY available while supplies last.  SAVE UP TO 60% on select items!  Be sure to order your favorites promptly.  Click to View Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Introducing the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit!

In February, Stampin Up posted three projects on their Facebook page and asked you to vote on your favorite . The winner? The Dolled-Up Birthday Kit created by Chris G. of Ohio! Now you can order the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit and get enough supplies (excluding adhesive) to create six gorgeous birthday cards perfect for the girly girls in your life.

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • Dolled Up Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)

That’s everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 US/ $17.95 CA!   Order yours today in my OnlineStore, where you’ll also find instructions for creating these quick and easy birthday cards.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Coming May 31!

  New Stampin' Up! Wood-Mount Cases

 Stampin' Up! will be using cool new cases to package our wood-mount stamps beginning 5/31 with the launch of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog.  Empty cases will be available for purchase as well and have a variety of storage uses (loved the marker storage idea in the video).  The new cases integrate beautifully with our clear-mount cases.  All your stamps can be one big happy (and organized) family.  Watch the video for an "up close and personal" look at the new cases as well as a sneak peek of a new stamp set. 
The new catalog begins May 31. 

Monday, April 8, 2013


LAST CHANCE FOR FREE SHIPPING on any size order . . . no minimum or maximum limits.    This offer ends tonight (4/8) at 11:50 p.m. Mountain Time.  Choose from any Stampin' Up! products, including Clearance Rack, specially priced bundles, and any current catalog items.  Be sure to add the hostess code VA7NTMJD.  Your order will be shipped directly to your home.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

NEW! Stampin' Up! This and That. Save 15%

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast.
Get a sneak peek into the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 annual catalog with the This and That product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go.
  • Leaving the hairdresser? Tuck your next appointment card right in with some washi tape. Having a girls' day at lunch and the movies? Stash the tickets right there and have each friend write her favorite part of the day. The possibilities are endless, and the goal is perfect imperfection
  • This and That is great when you use all the products together, but each product is great on its own too! The Designer Series Paper is great for scrapbooking and crafters alike - and everyone will love the awesome rotary stamp. Plus, the other embellishments are so much fun. 

131268Epic Day This and That Journal$10.95
130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$10.95
130133Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$5.95
131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$4.95
131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$4.95
133350Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
Fine Print
  • Stampin' Up! is introducing the line with these five products, but will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • 15% OFF Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in the new catalog, but the discounted bundle is only available through April 30).

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quick and easy Easter card

Use the clear blocks that you can purchase from Stampin Up and stamp 3 color blocks using Lucky Limeade, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink by stamping off first.  I stamped the eggs from the Nature Walk set with Midnight Muse and the greeting was stamped with black.  I tied some bakers twine through the button and attached with a glue dot.  Layer with Pretty in Pink onto Lucky Limeade and the card is done!  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pine Playhouse Vendor and Craft Fair

405 W Chestnut St
Pardeeville, WI 53954-9108
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Multiple Vendors and Crafters with their wares for sale and to order.  I will be setting up a display with lots of stamped cards and other items for sale.  Lots of Easter treats and gifts to purchase for all occasions.  Join me for a fun day!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This is a cute Easter treat you can make easily.  I cut the topper with the Top Note Die folded in half and stapled to a cello bag filled with jelly beans.  The eggs were made by punching out white card stock with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  The stripes on the eggs were made by punching out designer paper with the Scallop Oval and then punched again with the large Oval to form a lacy edge which was cut in half and adhered to one end of the egg with adhesive.  Quick and easy Easter treat for the little ones or they make a nice party treat for adults! 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Introducing Photopolymer Stamps!

We're excited to let you know that we're introducing a new photopolymer stamp. What is this, you wonder? Well, it's a type of stamp where the actual stamp image is clear in addition to the block.
We're starting off with one stamp set and we plan to offer a new one each month on a trial basis. We now offer options for every stamper: wood-mount, clear-mount, and now photopolymer. Excited?
Read up on other cool features and all you need to know about our photopolymer stamps here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cute cartoon!

I saw this and couldn't resist sharing.  Big Brown visits here quite often!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Stampin Up Convention!

I had to share some pictures from previous Stampin Up National Conventions because we are getting ready to book our flights and register for Convention 2013.  I have to say it's a blast spending time with thousands of stampers across the country and beyond for several days.  We get to stamp and learn lots of new techniques.  Lots of laughs and party time too!  If you sign up to become a demonstrator soon you too could be a part of this great group.  Join my Team!