Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cute By The Inch...

Here are some mini gift cards/tags that I made yesterday. A couple of great uses for these would be to punch a small hole in the upper left hand corner, thread some cording/twine through and tie it on to a gift bag or gift.

All Stampin' Up! product used, unless otherwise noted...

Paper: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Cajun Craze Smooth Cardstock 
Stamps: Cute By The Inch - Level 2 Hostess Stamp Set
Inks: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso & Cajun Craze Classic Stamp Pads
Accessories: Snail Adhesive

All you have to do to make these is:

  1. Cut your colored 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock into 2" strips, measuring 2 x 8 1/2".
  2. Cut your 2" strips every 4", so you have 2 x 4" rectangles.
  3. Score your strips at 2" and fold in half.
  4. Cut your 8 1/2 x 11" Whisper White cardstock into 1 1/2" strips, measuring 1 1/2 x 8 1/2".
  5. Cut your 1 1/2" strips every 1 1/2", so you have 1 1/2" squares.
  6. Center & Stamp your image on the 1 1/2" Whisper White cardstock.
  7. Center & Adhere your stamped image onto your 2" square card front.
And voila! You've got yourself some "cute" gift cards/tags - Easy Peasy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Earn an Extra $25 in FREE Hostess Merchandise....

Extra! Extra! Read all about it... Stampin' Up! hostesses get extra hostess awards July 27-August 31, in addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits!

From July 27 to August 31, Stampin' Up! hostesses can earn an EXTRA $25 to use toward Stampin' Up! products of their choice when they host a workshop totaling $350 or more!

This extra benefit is included along with the standard hostess benefits they receive when they host a workshop. The standard hostess benefits include:

  • A free 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog worth $9.95!
  • Free stamp sets only available to hostesses (with qualifying orders; select from the products on pages 10-16 of the Idea Book & Catalog)!
  • Free Stampin' Up! products of your choice!

You have Hostess Options!

  • Catalog Party - just pass around your catalog to friends and family and collect orders.
  • Party In A Basket - invite friends over and I will provide you with a make and take and all the goodies you need to have a party on your schedule.
  • In-Home Workshop - Book a date with me and we will have a fabulous time with your family and friends learning fun, new techniques and projects.
  • Virtual Catalog Party - just have your group of friends view the catalog online from the comfort of their own homes and have them email you their orders.
Contact me to book your workshop today!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Because I Care...

Today I decided it was time to pull out the new colors, both ink & cardstock and get to stampin'! It's amazing what great color combinations you can come up with even when you don't put your mind to it, like I did this afternoon! I hope you like it...

** All Stampin' Up! products used, unless otherwise noted. **

Paper: #119942 Rich Razzleberry Textured Cardstock, #101849 Naturals Ivory Cardstock

Stamps: #120118 Because I Care (clear-mount) Level 1 Hostess Set

Inks: #119668 Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad , #115658 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories: #117287 Chocolate Chip 5/8 " Satin Ribbon (no longer available, but can be substituted with #119753 Early Espresso), #113439 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine & #119976 Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, #104332 Snail Adhesive, #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

This card was a breeze to make and quite easy to duplicate. Enjoy the rest of your day...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Digital Studio Free Color Update Available...

The version 1.0.4 update to My Digital Studio is now available. With this free update, not only will you get the latest My Digital Studio features and functionality, you also get all of the new colors (including digital card stock, ink colors and Patterns Designer Series Paper) from the recent color renovation! That’s a $50 value!

It is important that you have the most recent version of the My Digital Studio software prior to installing the color updates.

Updating your software:

•If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
•If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent update.
Once you have the most recent version, you can download color updates by going to and clicking on the MDS Updates page.

We also have New Downloads available for purchase...Yea!

#119839 Always Elegant kit $9.95

#121433 Elegant Soiree $4.95

#121432 Paper Daisies Kit $3.95

#121431 Wedding Sweet $3.95

And last but not least, the Carryover Product list...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A New Look...

Hey there Bleeps! Just poppin' in for a quick post to let you know that I've updated my blog with - as my title says - A New Look. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Oh, and please don't forget to sign my guest book at the bottom of my page...Thanks a bunch!


Monday, July 5, 2010

New Marker/Paper Share...

Click on flyer to view & print. Email me if you'd like to join!

As Always~


Sunday, July 4, 2010

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog Wish List...

Just click on the image to print!

To purchase a copy of the new Idea Book & Catalog, click on the Buy Now Button below.

As Always~


Saturday, July 3, 2010


Now for some more GREAT news!
Stampin' Up! has a great deal for former demonstrators to return to Stampin' Paradise! For just $35 you can rejoin Stampin' Up!. The kit does not include any stampin' products, just the catalogs and paperwork you need to get started again:

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
2010 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
Guest invitation postcards (100)
Customer order forms (50)
2010-2011 Definitely Decorative catalog (1)
Celebrando Creatividad (1)
Two months free Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) subscription

For just $35, wouldn't you love to give it another try? Come on, join my team, we will do it together!

E-mail me if you have any questions.

With a brand new catalog to share with your friends and family, this is the perfect time to sign up with Stampin' Up!

As Always~


Color Renovation Color Kits Avaliable...

Out with the old and in with the new...that's what Stampin' Up! has done by offering New Color Kits to both customers and demonstrators alike.

Click on the image to print full size flyer. If you'd like to order any of these fabulous additions to add to your current products, shoot me an email or shop my online store.

As Always~



Hey there Bleeps! I know, I know. It's the holiday weekend and this is my third post of the day, but I can assure you that this one will be my last for the day. I promise.

Anyhow, for those of you that don't know, my oldest son Nicholas just turned 10 today. He has now reached double digits and for that he was gifted exactly what he asked for for his birthday... Surprise, surprise! My hubby went out and bought him his very own BB Gun, just like the one that little Ralphie got in the end of the movie - A Christmas Story. Nicholas was so excited when he saw his new gift. He couldn't wait to take it out back and take some practice shots with his dad. It was quite a sight to see. Looked like fun, so I couldn't resist taking some shots of my own.

I'll have to post the pics of Nicholas with his BB Gun later. I do however, have the pics of the card I made him for his birthday. He absolutely loved it, as did the rest of my family.

{Front of card}

{Inside of card}

{Side view of card}

I hope you like it! Have a wonderful holiday weekend... ;)

As Always~


Thursday, July 1, 2010


It's out with the old & in with the new! I'm so excited about the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog & Definitely Decorative. The new layout is amazing, not to mention all the yummy goodness that lies within! To view them in their entirety, simply click the covers... You can also view them on my sidebar to the right, just scroll down.

Along with a new product lineup, you will find that both the Starter Kit & Digital + Starter Kit are now priced at $175, plus your kit ships for FREE! If that isn't exciting enough, I don't know what is!

Please be sure to visit my Demonstrator Business Website for a calendar of my Upcoming Events. I'm working toward earning my very first Incentive Trip for 2012... every little bit helps!

As Always~