Tuesday, December 29, 2015


The first one was made using Soft Suede CS and holiday background paper.  I cut the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and also with the 1" circle punch for removal of the gift card.  2-way glue was used on the top inside edge.  I let that dry so it could open and close several times if necessary.  I colored rhinestones with a red marker and applied to the tree image on the front panel for a little bling.

I used Real Red, Whisper White CS, silver and red Glimmer Paper for this holder.  I used the Tree Punch on the silver and red Glimmer Paper and the Scallop Punch on the Whisper White CS and the 1" circle punch on the inside edge.  I cut a 1" wide background paper for the belly band and attached the scalloped punch and trees to the belly band to hold the holder closed.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

I made this ornament using the Happy Scenes stamp set
from the holiday catty and the Wonderful 
Wreath Framelits from the annual catty.
I got the idea from my upline and made a totally different design.

Thursday, December 10, 2015


The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 139673) has been so popular that Stampin Up is going to do something that they don't normally do: they've decided to bring it back in the 2016 annual catalog! While bringing an item out of retirement is not something they generally do, they just couldn't ignore the fact that so many of these embossing folders sold out before the catalog expired!

I made this Christmas card using that folder. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

This is a card I CASED from the Holiday Catalog.  This catalog retires at the end of December so order your favorite items soon before they are gone.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Starts Monday!

Save up to 50% on Stampin’ Up!

STARTS MONDAY November 23!  Save up to 50 percent on select products during the Stampin’ Up! week-long Online Extravaganza!  To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of the Online Extravaganza.
But, remember:  Online Extravaganza savings are only while supplies last, so get them while you can!  SALE ENDS NOV. 30.  



  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.  Don’t forget to check the holiday catalog retiring products list, 15% off bundles, weekly deals and clearance!








Tuesday, November 17, 2015

On Stage 2015

I had a great time at the Midwest Regional Stampin Up Conference at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee this past weekend. There were 24 demonstrators from my group attending from across the state and Wisconsin had the most attendees for all the regional conferences.  The live conference was held in Belgium but simultaneous regional conferences were held in the US and around the world.

We got time to play with several new stamp sets from the 2016 Spring Occasions Catalog and I put my order in already for one of the bundles and will be placing another order in December.

Tonight I was called by one of the presenters at our conference for directions on how to make the card that I took to swap.  That was a great compliment and I'm still beaming!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Treat Boxes

These treat boxes were made using the Fry Box Bigz L die and the  Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Add stamps to a STARTER KIT for EXTRA Savings


Can Be Added to
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When you purchase the risk-free, no-further-obligations Starter Kit for $99, you will get $125 of YOUR choice of products (that anything - including the Big Shot) AND free shipping (another 10% savings).

YOU can sign up as a demonstrator TWO ways:

1.  As a discount buyer.  20% OFF ALL your orders. 

2.  As someone who wants to do this as business.  20% - 38% on all sales AND your own personal orders. 
I do your first class or workshop for FREE if you wish.  This could be to kick off your business or just to get a nice workshop order for yourself. 

JOIN and start SAVING today!

If you have any questions on the above info please let me know.  Click on any of the blue links above to read more about being a demonstrator.  Don't forget you can sign up just to be a DISCOUNT BUYER and start saving on ALL of your orders for now on. 


Monday, October 19, 2015

15% Off Sale starts Today 

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin' Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin' Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion.
  • Order Deadlines:
    • Phone: October 23, 2015 by 6:50 PM (MT).
    • Online: October 23, 2015 by 11:55 PM (MT).

Order Now and Save!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Herringbone technique

This card is made using the herringbone technique - an arrangement or design consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way so as to resemble the bones in a fish, used especially in the weave of cloth or the placing of bricks.  It's fun and easy and a great way to use up old Designer Papers.  I chose my papers to be close in colors and cut them 3/4" wide.  Enjoy! 

Monday, August 17, 2015


I CASED this card from another demonstrator with just a little change.  I'm trying to make more "guy" type cards because it seems like we have so many flower type stamp sets and I think we have to be more creative ourselves to make a card that a guy might like.

I used the masking and sponging technique to create this one layer card using the Wetlands stamp set. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Visit the Catalog page to see it now!

You can start ordering September 1st
so start working on your wish list today!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Color Lab

If you are always wondering which color goes with which color this website solves your problem.  Simply click on the image to the right and view the various combinations.  Great recourse for all of us addicted stampers.  Enjoy! Color Lab

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Retired List is Here

Only While Supplies Last

Stampin' Up! is saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2014-2015 annual catalog, but before they do, they're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites with discounts up to 50 percent off retail. Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to get them before they're gone! 
*Note: Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last).

Things to Remember:

  • Orders can be placed through me as an individual customer order, or through me under a workshop order, or you can order online.
  • Order deadlines:
    • Phone Orders: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • Online: Tuesday, June 2, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT) 
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). 

You can go right to my website HERE and see it there.  Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in any way. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wax Paper Resist Technique


I love the butterfly thinlet and I used the wax paper resist technique for this card.  Nothing goes to waste.  I use wax paper under the thinlet to keep the little cutout pieces from sticking to the thinlet and I ended up with a perfect butterfly out of cardstock to use on one card and the was paper image to use on this card.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Last Call for Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping!

DEADLINE:  April 10, at 11:50 p.m. Mountain

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Don't Miss Out On SU!'s 2013-2015 In Colors

2013-2015 In Colors_Linda Bauwin
Don’t miss out on the 2013-2015 In Color items you love! The In Colors are usually one of the first things to be sold out. Be sure to order them early, so you aren't disappointed!  And now until Friday with the FREE SHIPPING it is the best time to get what you need.
2013-2015 In Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush.

Items available in these colors:
• Card stock 
• Ink pads & refills
• Markers
• Thick Baker’s Twine
• Cut & Ready Card Bases
• Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stacks
• Sequin Asst
• 2013-2015 In Color Cards (for Color Coach)

These colors are so springy and probably my favorite In Colors so far.  There is a possibility of a Color Revamping, meaning that some may stay with us, or come back in a year a so.  There are no guarantees on that.  So again order now with the free shipping and you won't have to worry about it.

I am not sure which 2013-2015 In Color I like more, because I truly love all 5 of them.  So I would be thrilled if they did a revamp and all 5 colors were available, but no guarantee, so I'll just stock up.  What is the one 2013-2015 In Color you will have a hard time living without?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Free Shipping Coming Your Way.

Tomorrow SU! starts free shipping on any size order, but only for one week.
So you have to act fast to take part in this awesome promotion!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Money Holder

 I made this card/money holder for my grandson using punches and washi tape.  Very easy and quick
for last minute gift giving!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BLENDABILITIES UPDATE:  There have been continued quality issues with the Blendabilities Markers product line.  Due to the nature of the defect (see below), Stampin' Up! has concluded that difficulties, dissatisfaction, and product returns will only become more widespread. The manufacturer is unable to correct the problem in a manner that Stampin' Up! is certain would meet their high quality standards and provide them with a stable, long-term solution. Therefore, after a great deal of deliberation and in order to prevent further disappointment, the Blendabilities product line has been discontinued.

Q: Will the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Pad Refill (item #133456) still be available for purchase?
A: Yes. These items will continue to be available for purchase.  The Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad is my FAVORITE every day black ink.  So happy!
Q: What are the quality problems with this product?
A: When the tip is welded to the barrel, the welding process can leave microscopic (invisible) holes in the marker tip. This leads to accelerated evaporation of the alcohol in the ink.
Q: Are all Blendabilities markers defective?
A: No. Most Blendabilities markers work as intended and I personally haven't experienced the drying issue but am aware of it from customers and fellow demonstrators.  
Q:  What if I have Blendabilities markers that are defective?  If you ordered them through me, please email me for assistance.  If not, please contact the demonstrator you ordered them through.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Easter Card Ideas

I made these cards over the years and don't think I ever shared them here.  They may give you some ideas for your Easter cards this year. I didn't always have an Easter stamp set but could use other stamps and punches to create my cards.



Friday, February 6, 2015

Tips and Tricks
Use 1-4 dryer sheets from your local dollar store with intricate dies. No more poking and tearing my card stock.
"We don't make mistakes-just happy accidents".  It's an opportunity to put an embellishment or additional stamping on the mistake - OR we are sure glad we have two sides of the card stock!

The use of Post-It Notes! To holding thinlits/framlits in place, to "block" stamp, etc. Use post it notes to hold smaller pieces of paper in a punch --saves on waste. Seems like there is a new idea for these little papers every week and that's why I have several packets or all sizes.

When tying a ribbon around a layer on a card front or around a package, place a glue dot where the first part of your knot/bow will be. Stick that first knot onto the glue dot and it will stay tight. This leaves both hands free to finish the knot or bow. No more holding a finger down on the knot to keep it tight!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This week it’s all about embossing fun, check out these great deals at 25% off!  Click here to view in my online store

If you need Stampin Up products I would love to be your demonstrator, please use the “Online Store" button", or the "e-mail" button and I’ll place your order for you.
CAN I HELP? – I love reading your comments so please leave me a comment with your questions or thoughts, I’m always happy to help. And – if you need a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – I would love to be yours!
Hugs, Cheryl

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Weekly Deals and New Better than E-Mail

New Weekly deals and New Better than E-mail Poly Stamp Set  – I love this set. If you need cute little stamps, for the front or the back of your cards, this set is it!.  Cute hand made stamps!
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Item #140463 – $15.95 - click here to order

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 Weekly Deals!….check out these great products at 25% off.