Saturday, November 30, 2013

A Really Really Good Christmas Gift

Do you know someone who likes to make things?  Maybe not even cards, but useful and cute items in general? 

 The occasions cardmaking kit is really about the best deal in the entire arsenal of Stampin' Up! products.  You get EVERYTHING including the stamps and inks you need to make 20 cards  (which is gonna cost you at least a buck a card somewhere else)  AND you get a good sized stamp set saying everything polite you could possibly want to say to anyone AND you get the ink pads to stamp the greetings AND you get the envelopes for sending them or giving them And there are a bunch of cute accessories to put on the cards that make them extra special.

 So it is a great deal and it is practical and it is fun.  See it HERE on my website.


The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit is a fantastic tool to introduce stamping, cardmaking, and Stampin' Up! in general to brand-new customers! First introduced on stage at Convention 2013, Everyday Occasions was developed with the new customer in mind. It is intended to introduce--by way of a simple, fun experience at a great price--the arts of stamping and cardmaking to people who have not yet experienced the joy of Stampin' Up! products.
Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your customers' fingertips, and best of all, they'll be handmade! The kit contains everything necessary (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in. The kit is the perfect way to introduce people to Stampin' Up!--and it also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone you or your customers know!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

Will you have some extra time to create this weekend?

Then take a look at what is new from Stampin' Up!

DOWNLOADS 11/26/2013

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view. You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads.

O Christmas Tree December Kit
(item 136645)

Free O Christmas Tree December Wallpaper
(item 136646)

Color Me Christmas Stamp Brush Set
(item 136647)

My Digital Class Hello Perfection Kit
(item 136648)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tag a Bag Gift Boxes from Stampin' Up!

I love to give homemade goodies to my husband's co-workers at Christmas, and I love to decorate the boxees.  But I don't necessarily want to make the boxes---so here are a few great products to make that happen.

Tag a Bag Gift Boxes

Tag A Bag Gift Boxes130927
Easy way to create party favors, gifts, treats. Coordinates with our Tag a Bag Accessory Kit. Sturdy Kraft boxes with acetate sleeves. * 8 boxes, each 6-7/8" x 2-1/8" x 2-1/2"* Food-safe

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book134975
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book is a booklet of 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design—created from our existing punch and die shapes. These gift tags are perfect for making cute tags for any gift this holiday season.

Gift Bow Bigz L Die
Gift Bow Bigz L Die129977
Create your own paper bows using any of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous
 cardstock or Designer Series Paper. Makes bows in 2 sizes. 
Large bow: 3-3/4" x 1-3/4". Use with Big Shot 
and Standard Cutting Pads.

Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments132148
Price$5.95 $4.17
Easy-to-use bow embellishment, perfect for holiday cards and more. Metal clips topped with grosgrain ribbon bows. 12 clips. 1" x 1". Coordinates with the Season of Style Suite.

Snow Flake Flurries plus Soirree

Here is another card inspired by one we made at our stamping get together on Wednesday.   I just kept adding all the snowflakes, and then one of these beautiful embellishments to top it off like a cherry on a sundae.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Soiree which is not in a catalog but is still available.

Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set127925
And the snowflakes were stamped and cut out with the Festive Flurries Bundle you can see here.
Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle
Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle133285
Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies = 15% savings for you!
And the cutest thing about the whole card is the little gem on top that you can see HERE
Frosted Finishes Embellishments
Frosted Finishes Embellishments132150
Gorgeous rhinestone-adorned embellishments for cards, packaging, and more. 12 pieces. 3/4".

Thursday, November 21, 2013

File Folder Christmas Card

I had the great privilege of stamping with some wonderful women last night.  I love making stuff, but I really love making stuff with other people.  Thanks to everyone who came!!!  Here is one of the cards we made. I need to get better lighting to take pictures but you  get the idea.
We used the envelope punch board maker that you can see HERE.   It is item #133774 and it is the coolest tool for $19.95 you may ever see.
You can order it here.

Happy Stamping!

And don't forget our HOLIDAY SALE

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale!

Check out the great deals, especially the doorbusters for today HERE and see if there is something that can help you make the best Christmas season for those you love!

Free Christmas class tonight at my home. 

 RSVP at to tell me you care coming.  

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 2013 Paper Pumpkin Kit

If you think this looks like fun, sign up HERE today.  .

Friday, November 15, 2013

Great Banner Idea from Stampin' Up!

Go to and on the home page you will see this great idea created by Mandy Grant using digital and traditional SU products.  It is brilliant. Check out digital stuff over at  They  have a TON of video tutorials to watch.
PLUS you can get a 30 free trial for MDS Studio  HERE so WHAT are you waiting for.  
The Harvest of Thanks and ABC 123 Sketch Alpha downloads worked perfectly to create the changeable letters for the banner. How fun is the "little letter" in the bottom? And to add more HAPPY to this hybrid project you can cut it out quick and easy with the Apothecary Accents Framelits!
(image 2 and 3)
With 28 digitally designed pieces this banner can say:
HAPPY - birthday, holidays, Thanksgiving
PEACE on earth
LOVE you to infinity and beyond
and MANY more. I've added a few of the images to show you how easily it changes.
LOVE you to infinity and beyond
This banner was just begging for an easy way to store all the pieces while not in use so below is the portfolio I created to do just that! Inside the portfolio are two large cello bags folded in half to make 4 four pockets! It is storage and packaging all in one!
These pockets hold the banner itself with all the design elements: punched circles, ribbons, doilies, glimmer circles, and all 28 of the designed letter and holiday tags.
While you're creating holiday gifts this season I encourage you to THINK HYBRID!
Mandy Grant, My Digital Studio Design Team

Harvest of Thanks
(item 131736)

ABC-123 Sketch Alpha
(item 135234)

Apothecary Accents Framelits
(item 127003)

Build a Banner Kit
(item 133507)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Punched Pumpkins

I made this for a wonderful family.  I hope they like it.  The pumpkin is made with 3 oval punched papers.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Oh, Dear.  There are some very Good Weekly Deals!  That Gift Bow Die?  You have to have it.  Really.    Check the deals out by clicking HERE.   

Nov 12Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals! Head on over to the store to get some great product at a great price!  That Gift Bow Die?  You have to have it.  Really.

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147
Regular Price: $3.95 US/$4.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.96 US/$3.71 CAN

Mini Muslin Bags Item #132180
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$14.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$11.21 CAN

Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.37 CAN

Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper
Item # 132185

Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.11 US/$8.77 CAN

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit


Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Available starting 11/12/2013 - while supplies last
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)

Product name:Item #: Price: 
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95

Check the product and a video here!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day and the Power of Gratitude by mail.

This is a picture of my Dad.
He served during WWII and earned the bronze star.  I am very proud of him, and everyone who serves our country. A few years ago I went to our local middle school, armed with stamps and ink and paper, and helped them to make over 750 cards to send in boxes with Operation Gratitude thanking our military for all they do.  As paper crafters,  we have the ability to serve those who serve us by helping others to say thank you.  It is a good feeling.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Prize

Check out the My Paper Pumpkin for October.

Go to   , sign up, and choose me as your demo by November 12, and I will send you an ink pad of your choice.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Wrap Up


It’s time to start thinking about how you are going to package those treats and gifts this year, and we have the perfect solution for you!
Our two Tag It bundles include the tags, the ribbon, and the boxes to make your own pretty packages.
Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle
$19.95USD /$23.95 CAD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)
Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle
$18.95 USD /$24.95 CAD
  • Stamp a Tag Kit
  • Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)
And check out to learn more about the 30% off Seasonal Sale.

Check it out HERE.