Friday, December 18, 2009

Hi Tip Junkie Readers!!

If you're coming to see my Christmas card, it's actually over HERE, but I'll post it below just for you!!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gift Certificates Available!

Not sure what to get those crafty friends on your list?
How about a Stampin' Up! gift certificate?
Give them the gift to choose what they would like!!
Purchase a gift certificate through me and receive this darling way to present it (at no additional cost)!
Gift certificates are available year round and perfect for birthdays!

Don't forget to check out the Online Extravaganza running now through Monday, November 30th. You really don't want to miss it!! Many selected products up to 50% off!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Online Extravaganza!


Get up to 50% off select products and product bundles! The Online Extravaganza only runs for 1 week and will end on November 30th, so place your order today either online at my website ( or e-mail me at and I will place the order for you. This is the perfect time to do a little Christmas shopping!!

Here's just a sampling of the great deals that are available!

Animal Crackers bundle includes:
Animal Crackers stamp set
Star Designer Brads
On sale for only $12. 95!
{reg. price $25.90}
Cheep Talk bundle includes:
Cheep Talk stamp set
Note Cards
Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Buttons
On sale for only $25.71!
{reg. price $42.85}
Enjoy Every Moment bundle includes:
Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
Circle Designer Brads
Flower Designer Brads
On sale for only $26.31!
{reg. price $43.85}
For All You Do bundle includes:
For All You Do stamp set
5/16" Neutral Jumbo Brads
On sale for only $25.83!
{reg. price $36.90}
Simply Said bundle includes:
Simply Said stamp set
Old Olive 1/2 inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Full Heart Punch
On sale for only $31.71!
{reg. price $52.85}
Heart to Heart bundle includes:
Love You Much stamp set
Heart to Heart Punch
Pretty in Pink 1/2 inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
On sale for only $24.93!
{reg. price $49.85}

Thank You Kindly bundle includes:
Thank You Kindly stamp set
Scallop Edge Punch
On sale for only $14.95!
{reg. price $29.90}
Four Square bundle includes:
Four Square stamp set
Scallop Square Punch
On sale for only $15.45!
{reg. price $30.90}Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle includes:
Best Wishes & More stamp set
Eight Great Greetings stamp set
On A Pedestal stamp set
Earth Elements Stampin' Spots
Earth Elements assorted cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Old Olive 1/2 inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Flower Designer Brads
On sale for only $76.62!
{reg. price $127.70}

The scalloped edge punch, scallop square punch, heart to heart punch, and full heart punchare all 30% off and only $11.17 each (reg. price $15.95)!


Go check out all the great deals HERE and then either contact me with your order or for your convenience order online at 24/7! Remember the sale ends next Monday, November 30th. Have fun shopping!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gift Giving

Sunday afternoon I held a "gift giving" event at my house. Anyone could come to make 4 Christmas gifts for only $10! It ended up being a small group of 3 who came, but lots of fun was still had! The size was nice for us to be able to all sit down together and work on the project as a written instructions needed! No matter how small or large the group, I always go all stampers deserve that!

Goodies are always a must!
Still enjoying Fall...pumpkin cookies, apples & caramel,
and popcorn!

~ Information Station ~
All three stampers went home with a door prize! Why not, right?

All set up for our first project. Gotta love SU! punches!!

Project #1 - Magnetic List Pad

(Stamp Set: Cheep Talk)

Project #2 - Snowman Gift Bag

(Top Note die is used for the snowman's face outline/hat)

Project #3 - Pull Up Candy Bar

(tutorial can be found here)

Pull the ribbon to reveal a candy bar!
You could even put a gift card on top of the candy bar that will be revealed when you pull it up.

Project #4 - Peppermint Patties!
(inspiration found here)

4 gifts perfect for a friend, co-worker, or child's teacher!

Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions on any of the projects shown above!


Next Event:
Holiday Gift Making Extravaganza!
Monday, November 30th 5-10 PM
Cost: $30
I'm teaming up with 2 other demonstrators and we have created a continuous calendar with a decorated block for each month of the year. Plus, you will be making 2 gift bags perfect for a little Christmas gift. Let me know if you would like to join us!

I designed May, June, July, & August.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Craft Bazaar!

Two weeks ago, I participated in my first craft bazaar as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator...first one EVER, actually! I joined forces with my upline, Andrea, and overall it was a great success! I had lots of fun making the projects in preparation for the event.

I blogged all about it over at my family blog, so go take a peek at all of the goodies!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Card Swap & Holiday Extravaganza!

A little over a week ago, we had another downline meeting where those who attended got to swap cards. The meetings usually consist of 6-8 of us who come to learn more about Stampin' Up! techniques and products. This month's swap theme was Christmas, so anyone who wanted to participate brought a Christmas related card using a stamp set from the current catalog or Holiday Mini Catalog.

Here is the one I brought using the Tree Trimmings set.

This one was made by my upline, Andrea using the Sweet Centers set (from the mini catalog) with red hots in the middle.
This one was made using Delightful Decorations, another set from the holiday mini catalog. I just love the un-traditional Christmas colors! And this set is great because we have an Ornament Punch that makes those ornaments quick and easy to punch out!
This card was created using the Hostess Level 1 set from the mini holiday catalog, called Patterned Pines. I've used this set before for a card I created for a workshop last month.
Patterned Pines again. I love the brown tones!

This card was made using the ornament hook from the Sweet Centers set and she embossed it in silver. She then textured the Crushed Curry cardstock before punching a circle out to make the look of an ornament. The background is also textured and it is bordered using the cut out of the Top Note die from our Big Shot.

Speaking of Christmas...

Stampin' Up! is holding a Holiday Extravaganza. Click on the picture below to head straight toward the Gift-Giving Guide and all that it has to offer. When you spend $50 or more on any products listed in the Gift-Giving Guide, you will receive a FREE (up to $16.95 value) Decor Elements piece. Only products listed in the Gift-Giving Guide are eligible for the $50 total. Let me know if you'd like to take me up on this offer. Head straight toward my Stampin' Up! website at to take advantage of this offer. Find the "Shop Now" button and let your fingers do the shopping!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

6 cards for $12

Last night I had another Stampin' Up! event with a couple of other local demonstrators. Once a month we hold a small version of a Stamp A Stack at a local scrapbook store and those who attend make 6 cards for $12. Unfortunately, it was low in attendance, but I was able to have some good work time to finish some Christmas cards for the upcoming craft bazaar I am going to be a part of.

Here are the cards that we made...

{these first two are the ones I brought}

{these next two were designed by my upline, Andrea}

{these last two were designed by Lori Reid}

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Christmas card workshop

Friday night I had the pleasure of holding a 3 for $5 card making workshop at a friend's house. I really enjoy doing these kinds of events for people because not only does it give me the chance to do what I love, but to be able to spread that to others! There were 10 ladies who attended and most of them had never been to a Stampin' Up! workshop before, so that was fun for me to introduce this "wonderful world" to them!

Each time I hold a workshop, I am sure to give the hostess a special little gift for opening up their home to me to come in to share all of the fun and exciting products that Stampin' Up! has to offer. Every workshop the gift is something different. This time I couldn't wait to give something that was for the holidays!

On the left is a silver skinny tin (which can now be found in the clearance rack for only $.99!). The tin is Mod Podged with Merry Moments Designer Series Paper and decorated with Real Red Polka Dotted 3/4" Ribbon. I also made a matching card to go with it using the Snow Swirled stamp set and Merry Moments DSP.

Inside I filled it with gift tags I made using the large tag punch and the snowflakes from the Christmas Punch Hostess Set. These were super easy to make, but make such a great gift to give!

I also thought it might be fun to bring a little treat for each of the guests. So, I used the Pumpkin Patch stamp set to make these little party favors...since Halloween is technically the next holiday.

Card #1: I got this idea from my upline, Andrea, and just knew that I had to use it for a workshop! Of course, I had to borrow the Great Friend stamp set to do it. I'm so thankful that Andrea is so willing to share!!

Card #2: I found this card on Splitcoast Stampers, but of course when I went to link it I can't find it that particular card. I pretty much copied it exactly because I loved it so much!! We ended up using the 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon at the workshop instead of the 5/8" ribbon you see in the picture. This card is made using the Snow Swirled stamp set (again, borrowed from Andrea!)

Card #3: This card, I am happy to say, I designed all by myself! This card is made using the Merry Moments DSP and the Patterned Pines Hostess Set. The trees have Dazzling Diamonds glitter and the "very merry" is embossed with white.

It was a really fun evening and I think everyone enjoyed themselves! I overheard many of the ladies saying that they really liked the cards...that's always good to hear! I have another event coming up on Monday, so I'll be back to share some more!

**If you have any questions about the cards shown (colors used, etc.) , please feel free to leave a comment!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October deals of the week - punches!!




Regular Price

Special Price



Trio Flower punch





5-Petal Flower punch





My Way punch



Visit my Stampin' Up! website and click on SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner to take advantage of these great deals.
Offer ends Sunday, October 11th.

While you're there check out the Clearance Rack...there are some great retired products that are being sold at amazing prices, but can go quickly, and once they're gone, they're gone!!

Leave a comment or contact me
through e-mail if you have any questions!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Harvest Stamp A Stack

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of joining up with 5 other Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the area for a 12/$24 Stamp A Stack. Each guest who came made 12 DIFFERENT cards. The theme was Harvest, so each of us made one Harvest card and then we got to choose any kind of card we wanted for our second one. It was just too much fun to be able to take away 10 other cards (all the demonstrators swapped with each other) and to learn so many new techniques. I know my wish list got a lot longer after Saturday! The first two cards shown are the ones that I brought.

Enjoy and be inspired!
Let me know if you have any questions about any of the cards.

// ADDED BY RYAN ON 1-3-14 // END ADDED BY RYAN 1-4-14