Monday, November 28, 2011

Stocking Die Notepad

My mojo has been acting up recently; which explains the lack of posts. I am starting to get it back though.

Here is one of my newest creations! A notepad I made using the Stocking die and the Bigshot. It was super easy to create. I used chipboard covered with retired dsp for the top and bottom pieces. The notepad portion is a total of 80 copy paper stockings.
I used the Christmas Lodge set for the sentiment and Very Vanilla for the heel, toe and cuff.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Don't miss these great deals!

Just in time for you to start shopping for the Holidays! Stampin' Up! is offering some great deals for you online shoppers. Be sure to stop by and check out two deals available for 24 hours only!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Now is the time to be a hostess!

It's Good to Be the Hostess Promotion

Now is the time to hold a workshop!

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

If your hostess' workshop sales total is

Your hostess earns hostess dollars

It's Good to Be the Hostess

Total Free Stampin' Up! Merchandise

Plus, hostesses earn full-priced items at 50% off












1 item






2 items






3 items


$160 plus 15% of amount over $1,000



$195 plus 15% of amount over $1,000

4 items

Things to Remember

  • Only customer, demonstrator, and workshop order types qualify for this promotion. Online orders do not qualify.
  • Orders must be $350 or more to qualify.
  • Orders larger than $350 are not eligible for additional hostess free merchandise dollars. For example, a $700 workshop does not receive $70 in additional dollars. All orders over $350 always receive $35 in additional free hostess dollars.
  • Hostesses may use their additional $35 in free merchandise on any catalog/mini catalog products.
  • Qualifying orders must be placed by the following deadlines:
    • Phone: Thursday, December 15, 2011; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX: Thursday, December 15, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Big Shot Recruiting Promotion

Dates: October 1- November 11, 2011

Promotion Details:
The Big Shot is a big deal! And through November 11, when you help your customers explore their own creativity by introducing them to the Stampin' Up! opportunity, they'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when they join the Stampin' Up! family! Start your Stampin' Up! year strong, while sharing the fun and creativity of Stampin' Up! products with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Contact me today for more information and to sign up.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My Easy Canvas Print

A few weeks ago, I was asked if I would like to review Easy Canvas Prints. They offered me one of my photos printed on canvas in exchange for a review on my blog. I jumped at the chance because I have seen them done before and was dying to try it for myself.This is my Easy Canvas Print. I think they did a great job. I love how you can have the texture of canvas with the clarity of a digital print.

They even wrap the photo around the edge. I love this because it gives a more finished look.

Easy Canvas Prints has many different sizes to choose from and the prices start from only $29.99! The process is very painless and they walk you through every step. You choose your size, upload your image, select your border options, add image and color effects and checkout. It is super easy!

Be sure to stop by Easy Canvas Prints and get started on your customized canvas print!

Friday, September 9, 2011

LLama Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Llama Blog Hop! We are very excited to take you on a tour of Stampin' Up!'s new Idea Book & Catalog as well as the new Holiday Mini! I am stop #9 on your tour. If you arrived here from Buffy's blog then you are right on track. If you hopped here by magic, you will want to start at the beginning.

I am showcasing three projects using the Best Friends Forever set in the Growing Up section of the catalog.Here is my first card. I used Old Olive for everything except the vines on bottom and the Very Vanilla Decorative Label Punch. The rhinestones add just the right touch of bling. I used the color spritzer to help break up some of the empty space.

For my second card, I a technique that I have been seeing everywhere and been trying with little success. I made it work for this card. The technique is emboss resist. First you take a piece of white card stock and emboss your image with clear embossing powder. Then you sponge over and around your embossed image so your image shows up and your background is sponged. It took me some time to get the hang of it but now I love it! My color combo is the Dynamic Duo of Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink from the Color Coach.My final project for the Llama Blog Hop is a hexagon box using the Mini Milk Carton Die. You simple cut two milk cartons out with the Big Shot, cut of one end on each carton and adhere together. Super simple, super fast and oh so cute! My color combo on this one also came from the Color Coach; Marina Mist, Old Olive and Real Red.

Here are two close ups of the box.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Now on to the next stop; April!
EDITED: Since April hasn't had time to post her hop, I am sending you to Darrah!

Have fun on the rest of the tour and enjoy all the great projects!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Paper Bows

I have been making paper bows for awhile but just now got around to posting about them. They are super simple to make and add a great finishing touch to gifts.
Here is a close up of one I made with retired Christmas paper. One bow will only use a 6"x12" piece of paper.Here is another one. I really like the contrast of the red inside the green.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Here! It's Here! It's Here!

It is finally here! I love just about everything in this new mini! There are so many products in this mini that are MUST haves.

My absolute number one must have is the new Big Shot Stocking Die! It cuts stockings 5 1/2"x 4 3/4"! The die also has the toes and heel cuff as well as the top cuff. The front cover of the mini shows a project made with the die.

My second favorite item is the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool! Have you wanted to make folds on your projects with as little as 1/8" space between folds? Well, now you can! The Simply Scored also comes with three markers that you can place at your desired spots and mark your folds on many projects without having to look for the numbers each time.

I have a very long list of items from this mini that I either already have or want desperately.
-Stitched Stocking Stamp Set and Builder Punch
-Card Keeper Box
-Mini Jingle Bells
-25 & Counting Stamp Set
-Peekaboo Frames Big Shot Die
-1" Square Punch
-Snow Burst Embossing Folder
-3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon
-Christmas Lodge Stamp Set
-Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper
-Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Paper and Fabric
-Spice Cake Designer Paper and Fbric

There is something for everyone in this new mini. I am not a fan of Halloween but if you are, you will not be disappointed with the new products.

Let me know if you need a copy of the new Holiday Mini and I will send it out immediately so you can begin making your wish list.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sorry for the delay

I know it has been a little while since I last posted and I am sorry for that. I thought that I would share why the delay.

They were born a week ago tomorrow. Eight little lab mix puppies. Before you ask, NO we are NOT keeping any of them. We have prospective homes for two already and if the others don't find homes by the time they are eight weeks old, the vet said she knows people who want puppies.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE

Are you needing to stock up on the new Designer Series Paper from the new catalog? Now is the time! For every 3 packs of DSP that you purchase, you get 1 FREE! Yes you read that correctly, I said FREE! There is no limit on how many FREE packs you can get. Don't wait to long to put in your order because this amazing offer is only available until August 31. You can order online anytime at Just click on the SHOP NOW button and you are on your way. You can see more detailed pictures of each of the individual papers as well. Here is a list of the papers included in the Buy 3 get 1 FREE promotion.

Page ITEM NUMBER Description
8* 122343 Nautical Expedition
185 122367 Paisley Petals
185 122357 Beau Ch√Ęteau
185 122354 Pocketful of Posies
185 122355 Domestic Goddess
185 124339 Just Add Cake
185 122351 Frightful Sight
185 122352 Timeless Portrait
185 122350 Berry Blossoms
185 122342 Beyond the Garden
185 122359 Well Worn
186 122347 Nursery Nest
186 122349 Letters to Santa
186 122348 Big Top Birthday

(*From the Summer Mini)