Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Managers Reception Invitation

I received this cute package in the mail yesterday. It is was a welcome break from all the Christmas preparations. Baking cookies, shopping, planning, decorating, or ideas for decorating while directing Cicely takes time and effort and energy.  
So you can imagine a package arriving at my home, that does not pertain to any one's Christmas presents, was a lovely surprise!   I was also surprised as to the contents. I guessed it might be  chopsticks....?  We are being treated to an evening show with the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei. I knew it would be oriental in nature.
No Chopstick's, but a beautiful oriental fan.
How cool! This makes me excited! I am looking forward to rooming with Carolyn and catching up. While I usually can say that going away to Leadership will provides a trip to warmer weather. This year is not the case. We  are seriously lacking in the snow department.  
I  just have to make it through Christmas first. Then, I will be a tourist at the Alamo!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012
Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--while supplies last!
Things to Remember
  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
  • Following the Clearance Rack Blitz sales period, some blitz items may remain in the clearance rack; others may be removed and reappear at an undesignated time in the future.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store.
  • Deadlines:
  • Thursday, January 5, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX and Online Store: Thursday, January 5, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Mica Flakes

Mica Flakes are new to some, and new to the Stampin' Up! line up of products. They can be found in the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 21. 124115 $3.50        It was a nice touch to add some sparkle to the tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set. This set is also found in the Holiday Mini on page 29. If you are a vintage stamper it is a must have for the holiday.

Here we used the Mica Flakes to create a shaker-card, Remember them! It has been a while since a created a fun shaker! 
 The snowman from the Snow Much Fun Stamp set, found in the Idea Book & Catalog, was easy to alter! Many of the stamp-a-stack attendees thought this card was a challenge, but worth taking!

For all you Holiday Shoppers, Don't forget to take advantage of Stampin' Up! Online Extranganza

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Stamp-a-Stack views

 Pennant Parade p 69 IB&C 122740 $21.95
This was a free stamp set, I received at convention. Looking forward to getting free stamps at Leadership, in San Antonio, TX coming up in January! Yeehaw, I will be off to see the Alamo.

Easy Events p 57 IB& C. 116958 $ 32.95. Another free stamp set, received at convention. This is a well rounded set, it includes images for birthdays, thank you's, for baby & weddings.

Merry & Type 122550 $25.95
From the Idea Book & Catalog . This was one of the Stamp-a-stack favorites. It is difficult to see on the web, but this card just shimmers. 2 way glue was used to apply dazzling diamonds all over the ornaments. Moonlight shimmer smooch was applied to the ornament caps. The organza ribbon has its own shimmer :)  sparky ******

Snow Much Fun .122560 $ 27.95 pg 35 From the Idea Book & Catalog.  Just a simple card. Our snowman was stamped onto the new watercolor paper, available in 6"x9" sheets in pakages of 5 for $4.95. This allows greater variety of use. I just love the new sheets.
For those, who have taken the time to call, or send an email, or stop me in person, to let me know, how much you enjoyed attending the Stamp-a-stack! That means the world to me!  Hoping that everyone has a Blessed Happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by the people they love!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Where has the Time gone?

Serne Snowflakes 
It does not seem all that long ago, that I was trying to create these cards for the Stamp-a-Stack. Now time seems to have escaped me. It seems like yesterday, that I gathered with everyone and played Christmas music to set the mood. Yet, it also feels like yesterday, when I held my very first Stamp-a-Stack in November 2004.  

Pines & poinsettias

Here is a fun note 1420 Christmas Cards were Created during this fun weekend event! 71 people were in attendance.
Thank you to all who attended! You make this event a pleasure to hold.
This lovely card, was a change for many in attendance. 
Emboss Resist Technique.
1. Stamp Wise Men in VersaMark, onto cardstock.
 2. Apply Clear Embossing Powder, Heat.
3. Stamp Music Notes wheel in Basic Black over cardstock, leaving enough room at top for "Oh Come Let us Adore Him".
4. Use a tissue to remove basic black ink over the embossed image.
 5. Sponge Soft Suede Ink in a circular motion to all outside edges of the cardstock and to the embossed image.
 6. Use tissue to remove ink from embossed image and watch it pop to the front.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday is the big day!

Stampin’ Up has announced their Online Extravaganza, an annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season!

It begins Monday, November 21, 2011, and runs through Wednesday, November 30, 2011!

Shop in my Online Store on Monday, November 21, to take advantage of the great deals.

Deals like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle are listed as some of the specials


There will be two items on sale for 24 hours only (they aren’t telling me what those items are so it will be a surprise for me, too)
(November 21, 12:01 AM – 11:59 PM mountain time)
So make sure you don’t miss the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza!
You can shop at my online store at --> HERE

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More Christmas Spirit

In my search for a card that would be just perfect for the Stamp-a-stack, I will create one card, OK so I make many more than that.  I tinker with different types of card making. This one on the left, has very little stamping. But I did use the new Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper, and the Sizzix dies. It only ranked as cute, but not special.
Here is another stamp-a-stack reject. It is definately a fun card, with lots of color. It does make me smile.  Coloring is lots of fun! Bright colors are playful & cheerful . It does allow time for a mental break.
124002 Frostwood Lodge $10.95 Designer Series Paper

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stitched Felt Cards to Share

More Christmas Cards to Share this time, they use the new stitched felt. They are only available for a limited time.
Oh Yes,  more Frostwood lodge DSP, and the Christmas Lodge Stamp set.

124108 Stitched Felt $9.95
124002 Frostwood Lodge DSP $10.95
123767 Christmas Lodge $33.95

Get Yours Now

Holiday Mini

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I'm Really Not missing!

The stamp-a-stack is fast approaching, 
I have been spending all my free time working on the all the fun cards that we will be creating. 
Over the next couple of days, I will  share a few cards, that were passed over for my stamp-a-stack decision making :( 
 Here is a couple fall cards for you to Enjoy, before the snow starts to Fly

Enjoy what fall is left, everything is Changing so fast!

Monday, October 17, 2011

October Class to Go

Class To Go. Here is one of the cards that you will receive, in the Class to Go Kit.
Creative Elements
Clear Mount
  • Local cost - $30
  • Priority shipping - $35
Wood Mount
  • Local cost - $41
  • Priority Shipping - $46
If you'd like to order the Creative Elements stamp set from me & get the Class to go cards kit please contact me at by Monday, October 24 & I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Or contact me with your credit card information.

The stamp sets will be ordered on or after Monday, October 24 and the Class to go sent out in early November. “pick-up “ day will Be Saturday, November 5.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Some Fun stamping, not just for candy

Here is a couple of cards that I created for Tina, one of my Downline. This is the "It's a Wrap Holiday"
We will be using this  stamp set at the Simply Scrapbooking Crop in Fredonia, NY.
I am looking forward to hanging out with Tina for the day, and making stamping supplies available to the croppers.

Pretty in Pink, Valentines not to be out done by a simple piece of chocolate.
This stamp set is not just for candy wrappers. Here is an easy Thanksgiving card which could double as a very nice Thank you. 
It's A Wrap Holidays Clear-Mount Stamp Set 122772
Regular Price: $22.17
Preferred Price: $19.95
Designed to allow you to create wrappers for candy pieces, the versatile images in this seven-piece set also work well on cards, bookmarks, tags, and so much more! Make a stack to have on hand for quick and easy gift giving!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Holiday Items can be found in the Clearance Rack!

Holiday Rub-ons, Chipboard letters, discontinued paper, Oh My!
Visit the Clearance Rack and take advantage of prices up to 60% off. Supplies limited.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Don't Miss these October Stampin' Up! Specials

Promotion Details: The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, when you Sign-up to explore your own creativity by introducing yourself to the Stampin' Up! opportunity, you will  get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family!

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Take Advantage Today!
Big Shot & Simply Sent Deals

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stamp A Stack! Coming Soon!

Don't miss out on this semi-annual event. Bring your Friends, get a jump start on your Christmas Cards. Enjoy a day out with your Girl Friends doing something creative, inspiring and productive.

Saturday, Nov 5, 2011   12:00 p.m-4:00 p.m. OR 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov 6, 2011     1:00p.m – 5:00 p.m.
Fun filled event! Stamp 20 handmade cards with coordinating envelopes!   Choose to attend the morning or afternoon session. Door prizes will be awarded every half hour at all sessions. Beverages provided. *Bring a friend who has never stamped before; Take $5.00 off both of your registrations!  I will limit attendance in each session to 40, first come first served basis. So, register early 

Cost: Adhesive provided  $27

AFTER OCT. 15th                                    
Cost: Adhesive provided $32 
*Adhesive provided: One Snail adhesive. Refills will be available for purchase*

 **Please bring own scissors**

Place: Morton’s Corners Vol. Fire Co. Hall, Morton’s Corners Road, Springville.
Directions: 4.5 miles from 219 expressway, west on route 39, Right on Morton’s corners Road one-quarter mile, on the right hand side.

Extra Fun!  

Everyone has a favorite party recipe, so let’s bring them out and share. It can be the simplest to prepare, or the one that gets the most raves. Here’s your chance to show them off and win some free stamps or supplies! Open to all, and will be repeated at each session! Winner announced that session Bring your favorite dip/snack or party refreshment to the Stamp-a-Stack, and you could win a $25.00 gift certificate.
Dawn Story
13509 Grote Road, Springville, NY 14141

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ruffled ribbon Share, Get yours today!

Ruffled Ribbon Share.
You will receive 2 1/2 yards of each,
Island Indigo
Lucky Limeade
Pool Party
Wisteria Wonder
Calypso Coral 

Cost $15.00
Each ribbon share will be mailed as completed. Get on the list now!
Please email me, If you are interested.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Community Education Scrapbooking

There's still Time! Sign-up for fun! Community Education Scrapbooking
October 13, 2011 @ 6:30 p.m.
Springville Elementary School

Learn to preserve those precious Moments, Treaseure memories. Tell your story! Join me in learning about scrapbooking. Each Class we will complete Two 12x12 page spreads.

Email me for more information: 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

More Creative Elements Ideas!

Creative Elements is fast becoming one of my very favorite stamp sets! If you attended, the New Catalog Open House in July. You have already created this card. For those, who could not attend, here is an idea & measurements. Don't Forget this stamp set is The Class to Go For the Month of October!

122937 Island Indigo
122938 Pool Party
113439 Sizzix Big Shot
123134 Houndstooth Embossing Folders
104430 Stampin Dimensionals
102300 Bone Folder
101650 Very Vanilla pieces measure: 5 ½” x 8 ¼”, 4”x 5 1/4” , 3”x 4”, 2 7/8”x 3 7/8”
Creative Elements
Clear Mount  Local cost - $30 Priority Shipping- $35
Wood Mount Local cost - $41 Priority Shipping - $46
If you'd like to order the Creative Elements stamp set from me & get the Class to go cards kit please contact me at by Monday, October  24 & I'll send you a PayPal invoice. Or contact me with your credit card information