Friday, May 31, 2013



Also still available:
  • May 31st is the last day to order from the 2013 Spring Catalog
  • Retiring items from 2012/2013 Catalog will be available until June 3rd (or until supplies last)
Retired Accessories List (only available while supplies last) 
Retired Stamps List (all available until June 3rd)

Pinwheel birthday

This is another card we made at a recent team meeting.  I love it!  Thank you, Beth Ann for sharing this card!  We will actually be making a card like this at my June Stamp Camp.  If you would like to know about my upcoming events, you can follow my Stampin' Up! facebook page here.  I welcome all stampers, so come join us!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Strawberry Treat!

This was the second card we made at May's Stamp Camp, in honor of our local Strawberry Festival, of course!  The strawberries are actually cut from the Hearts Framelits.

Stamps:  Got Treats? (retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Other:  Hearts Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, 5 Petal Flower Punch, (retired), Boho Blossoms Flower Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Punch Pack,  Two Step Bird Punch, Floral Frames Framelit

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dress Up Framelits and Oval Mirror

This is a card we created at my upline's meeting last month!  I love the support provided, being inspired by others' creativity, and getting together with other demonstrators!  Would you like to join Stampin' Up! and be a part of my team?  Just click here to find out more information, and when you are ready, click the Join Now button!  And if you join before May 30, you get an extra $30 for your Starter Kit, which means you get to choose $155 worth of ANY products for only $99! 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Cottage Garden from Stamp Camp

This is one of the cards we created at May's Stamp Camp.  Cottage Garden and the Cottage Wall DSP have always been some of my favorites!

Stamps:  Cottage Garden (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP (retired)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Other:  Pearls, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, dimensionals
Technique:  two-step stamping, stamping off

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bon Appetit with the Chef

Today's post is a sample of the card I made for the restaurant owners celebrating their 1 year anniversary.  I used the retired stamp set Voila, stamped in Staz-on ink and colored with a blender pen and various ink pads.  I added a touch of Crystal Effects for the bottle on the tray and the chef's buttons for a glassy look.

Stamps:  Voila
Inks:  Staz On
Paper:  Whisper White, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Other:  blender pen and various ink pads, Crystal Effects

On a separate note, my computer blew up (literally) and I had to order a new one.  It is running Windows 8, which has been a frustrating thing for me to try to get used to.  Plus, I lost some of the programs which I had used to edit pictures, not to mention trying to recover all the information that was (luckily) backed up on an external hard drive.  Add to that Strawberry Festival, an upcoming craft show, and the end of the school year, and I have not been able to post as much as I would like!  I just wanted to let you all know that I am indeed crafting and creating, and I hope to get more posts going soon!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Silver Setting on a plate

The owners of a local restaurant are celebrating their one year anniversary and wanted to thank some people who have helped them.  What a could be more special than using a handmade card to do so?   This is one of the samples I created, although not the winning choice! Notice how the the black embossed with the Lattice Embossing Folder made a perfect placement?  Congratulations, Market Bistro!

Stamps: Silver Setting, Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Versamark, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Other: Retired Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Oval Framelits

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Completely Clear Stamping with Photopolymer Stamps

Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of the 2013-2014 catalog?  Are you ready to order some new products?  Well, wait no more because these new stamps are available now! 

Show and Tell 1 and 2 Photopolymer Stamp Sets
Our new Show and Tell 1 and 2 Photopolymer Stamp Sets feature more than 60 versatile images that you can mix and match to create personalized backgrounds, patterns, layers, and dimensions to make any project stand out.

Seeing the Possibilities Online Class
Order our Seeing the Possibilities online class featuring these new sets and learn how quickly and easily you can line up stamped images for precision placement, achieve just the right ink coverage, combine images together exactly where you want them. . . and so much more! You’ll receive six lessons (Backgrounds, Building, Layering, Versatility, Gift Giving and Memory Keeping), step-out photos, instructional videos, and instructions and supply lists for 15 projects. $14.95 134532

Bundle and Save
While supplies last, you can save 15% when you order the stamp sets bundled with the online class.
$39.95 134533

And don't forget that the Bombs Away Birthday and Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Sets are still available, too!   Click here to shop in my store now! 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

25% of Select MDS Products!

Now through June 15th you can get 25 percent off select My Digital Studio content and print products.
Digital content includes: ALL ensemble, calendar, photobook, and swatchbook digital content.
Print products include: ALL photobooks, swatchbooks, cards, tags, individual pages, and calendars. See it here.

Best of Brides and Babies

May's "Best of" set is for Brides and Babies!  Remember, these sets are available through March 2014 and feature some handpicked best stamps from sets of the past, plus a never before seen image, for only $14.95.  If you purchase six sets, you can get one for free!  Click here to go to my shop and to order any of the Best of stamp sets!