Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Inspiration!

I have decided to post on Sundays, what I call Sunday Inspiration!  We all have faced difficult times throughout our life.  Some of these times are more difficult than others….yikes!!!  But what gets me  through is my Faith AND I stay strong with words of inspiration!  So on Sundays, I will be sharing some of my favorite quotes and verses.  Perhaps these thoughts can brighten the day and energize our souls…..enjoy!



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Longing for Warm Weather…..Secret Garden

Can you tell that winter has lasted way to long here in Wisconsin?  All I can think about is flowers and getting out in the garden.  Everyday I look in my flower bed for a bit of green poking thru the ground…but nothing is budging.  So I guess I will make myself happy stamping flowers!  I never get tired of that!!


Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive,  Strawberry Slushie, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo,  Coastal Cabana

Stamp Set:  Secret Garden, Million and One

Accessories:  Old Olive, Melon mambo, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana Ink ,  Secret Garden Framelits, Basic Pearls



Can you tell my cat Marla has had enough of winter too???  This is her at my last Stamp Class on the Big Shot table.

I can’t tell if she is using my lamp for her SAD (seasonal affective disorder) lamp or if she is tanning herself….what do you think???  Think Spring!!



Friday, March 28, 2014

Clean and Simple…Kind and Cozy

Looking for a quick and easy card?  I think this will do the trick!  Sometimes the simplest cards are the prettiest.


















Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizazz

Stamp Sets:  Kind and Cozy

Accessories:  Island Indigo Ink Pad, Square Collection Framelits , Envelope Liner Framelits , Gingham Garden Designer Paper, Bird Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes,  Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sale-a-bration is coming to a close…

Yes, it is true….. Sale-a-bration 2014 is coming to a close.  The last day to order and get your FREE  Sale-a-bration item with a $50 merchandise order ends Monday, March 31st.

Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration and you can choose an extra $51 in product for your starter kit plus get FREE registration to attend the  Stampin Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah July 17th-19th. Come join me! 



                                             Choose any of the exclusive products with a $50 merchandise order!


                                          Hostesses earn $30 more Hostess Dollars with a qualifying workshop!


                                                         New recruits get $150 of product for just $99!



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Floral Fusion

This Floral Fusion Sizzlet is one of my favorites…I always love flowers on a black background.  It just makes everything pop!  And speaking of favorites….I think the Occasions Alphabet on pg. 134 of the 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalog  is so overlooked!  You could use almost any of the 26 sayings in this stamp set for this card.  It is so versatile!!
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Soft Sky, and Whisper White
Stamps:  Occasions Alphabet
Accessories:  Floral Fusions Sizzlet, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, Neutrals Designer Paper Stacks, 5/8th inch Organza Ribbon, Large Basic Pearls

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday Treats and Weekly Deals!!!

I am celebrating my 17th year with Stampin’ Up! this month!  Oh my gosh…where did the time go?  Anyway, what got me excited to start stamping all those years ago was the cute treat ideas.   Anna was just 2 yrs. old and Jake was in preschool.  And I loved to bring treats into school for the kids and the teachers!  So every Tuesday, I will be posting a different treat idea…whether it is for the kids or us “big” kids…we love a goodie too!
So this week, we are going to start with these cute little bunnies!  Don’t you just love them??  And they are so easy to make a bunch!  Hoppy Stampin'!
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Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  2 1/2 inch Circle Punch, 1 3/4 inch Circle punch, Large Oval, Circle Treat Cups, pompoms

Weekly Deals!!

Check out this weeks Weekly Deals!!   They are available only from March 25th-March 31st!!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Say It Your Way! New Personalized Stamps




With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belongings to having a fun way to give a personal touch to gifts and goodies. Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift):

  • Address stamp

  • Thank you

  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)

  • From the kitchen of

  • Made with love

  • This book belongs to

  • From the desk of

  • Just married

  • Save the date

  • Promote your business (add your name, website, and contact info)

  • Class of 2014

  • New Baby

  • New Address

  • The sky's the limit!

These personalized stamps can be purchased for $23.95 using catalog #132852.  Our Circle Monogram Stamp comes in photopolymer only. Clear Block B (#117147) recommended. Coordinates with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860). Purchase separately.

You can preview your stamp before submitting your order (note that font styles and images are set). Personalized stamps are nonrefundable. Stamp will ship from a third party vendor, separate from any other items included in your order.  Here is a peek at the format:

Circle Monogram Stamp 


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

You’re Lovely …once again!

Here are a couple of  cards from a recent Stamp a Stack.  I always like to have a Fun Fold in each class.  This is a modified version of the classic Easel Card.  I think they are both so pretty, I couldn’t decide which one to use , so they got to make both!  If you want this set…there still is time!!  It is a Sale-a-bration Set, so it is FREE with a $50 merchandise order.  This offer ends March 31st!
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Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party Whisper White
Stamp Set:  You’re Lovely, Sweetly Framed(hostess set)
Accessories:  Jet Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding ink pads,  Soft Sky, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Write Markers, Sweet Sorbet DSP(Sale-a-bration),  Deco Label Framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack , Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Perfect Pennants with Banner Framelits

This is a card we are making at Stamp Club this month.  Some Stampers say… “Why do I need the Banner Framelits?  I can cut a banner myself.”  Well I say…..”With the Banner Framelits, you can make cards like this!!”     I love these banner window cards!! 



Cardstock:  Pool Party, Whisper White

Stamp Sets:  Perfect Pennants

Accessories:  Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Banner Framelits, Smokey Slate and Pool Party Stampin Write Markers, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Silver, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You’re Lovely

This is such a pretty stamp set…very easy to use!  Works perfect with the Deco Labels Collection.  And best of all it is FREE with a $50 merchandise order.  It is one of out fabulous Sale-a-bration offers!



Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper white, So Saffron

Stamp Set:  You’re Lovely

Accessories:  Deco Labels Framelits,  Jet Black Stazon,  So Saffron, Pear Pizazz Stampin’Write Markers, Rhinestone Basic Jewels        Soft  Subtles Designer Paper Stacks


(PS:   Two blog posts in one day…I’m on a roll….yeah!!)


Weekly Deals and a New Stamp Set!!

It's that time again!!   It is time for new Weekly Deals! Check out the latest sale items and be sure to snatch up these deals before they end next Monday. Don't forget, you'll earn one free Sale-a-bration gift for every $50 that you order, including Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack items!
And check out these two brand new Photopolymer Stamp Sets…..aren’t they adorable??!!
Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set   #136849  $13.95
Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set  #137121  $13.95