Friday, April 5, 2013

Color Refresh!

Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!
Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!
 Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period
 Free Shipping
 April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you and your customers to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Introducing This and That


Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

50% off!

Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!
Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Page Item  Description  Retail Price  Sale Price 
170  126892  Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95  $14.98 
171  126893  Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95  $4.98 
171  126894  Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125411  Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125412  Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122337  Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122336  Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  124066  Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122335  Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
6*  129308  Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
13*  129307  More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  

*spring catalog

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Due Date

 Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-a-bration. There is still time to place your order for the freebies!

On March 15th I stamped with a great bunch of ladies in Tonawanda. They were interested in scrapbooking. So we created a cute quick brag book.

Here is my finished book. I created mine for a little girl who is to make her arrival TODAY! 

 This is 6x6. I started with Very vanilla, Folding it in half. in both directions. From the left side,I cut on the fold line,  the intersection of the folds.
I randomly stamped with the Marvelous Blooms stamp set (sale-a-bration) & Secret Garden Stamp sets.

 The colors that I used, pink pirouette, marina mist, certainly celery, summer starfruit. I added in some First Edition Specialty paper.

 We need some spring here in ski country. I don't know about you. But the snow can go away, NOW!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Don't Let it be you!

Pinned ImageHere is a little something I found on Pinterest!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

For all my Irish Friends

A Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

Whether you celebrate with Corned Beef and Cabbage and a Green Beer or NOT.

May the Luck of the Irish Be with you.

Supplies:Stamps: 117136 Crosses of Hope. Card stock: 126840 Gumball Green, 105117 Pumpkin Pie, 100730 Whisper White, 120953 Crumb Cake. 130966 Delicate Details Lace Tape117193 Small heart punch

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Community Education Classes

Registration & Class Information
Here is one of the cards that we created at this month's Community Education  Class. There is still time to join us!
Next Class is Monday,  April 8, 2013, We meet at the Springville Elementary School.
Hope to see you there! 

Stamps: 129141 Secret Garden,126149 Friendly Phrases. Card stock: 122924 Pool Party, 100730 Whisper White. 127540 Sycamore Street DSP. Ink : 101406 Stazon Jet Black. 119261 1/8" taffeta Basic Black, 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 104430 Stampin' Dimensional,

Friday, March 15, 2013

Celebrating family

While I am personally tired of this white stuff. I had to share this fun picture. Last week, our cousins from Florida were visiting to celebrate their Grandma's upcoming 80th birthday. 
As you can imagine, snow is a novelty to a Floridian. My Oldest Daughter Cicely spent the day showing Kayla fun snow activities. They went sledding at Sprague Brook park, and upon return home made, this very Florida-ish  snow women.

The weekend was capped off with a Celebration for Aunt Bernie's 80th Birthday. It was great fun to have all the cousins, who could attend, together. 
This included a celebratory Harlem Shake
Click to view the video.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Madison Avenue Stamp set

8 More Days! Then Sale-a-bration will be gone for another year.

Madison Avenue stamp set is one of the items that you can receive for free during Sale-A-Bration for placing a $50 order.

 One of the cards shown in the box below was on Shelli's blog. It was demonstrated at a Regional event.  I cased it and made a few others using that card as inspiration.

Thanks for Looking :) 
Stamps: 129657 Madison Avenue, 126340 Made for you. Card stock: 100730 Whisper White, 121043 Sahara Sand. Ink: 126986 Island Indigo, 126969 Elegant Eggplant, 126976 Sahara sand. 129287 Natural 7/16" trim Ribbon,129329 Designer Builder Brads

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fridge Notes

 Aren't these cute. 3x3 cards tucked into a little holder that you can post on your Fridge for easy access.

I made these with my  kids in mind as locker notes. But I think i need something a little more funky for them.

Little pieces of encouragement, thanks and friendship,ready to hand out.

You will need a piece of card stock, measuring 4 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Score at 4 1/2", 4 3/4" and again at 9 1/2" and 9 3/4".
You will also need to business sized envelopes (A10). Seal envelope, then cut 1/4" off each end.
Fold envelope in half.
Secure envelopes together. To create accordion center. Envelopes are then secured into your card stock.
I used  a belly band to secure the flap closure.
Attach magnets to back side, and decorate as you wish.
You can see it is attached to my filling cabinet. Attach yours to the refrigerator, for handy notes ready to send in a lunch or to grab on the way out of the door.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

For Love

Simple, quick and easy. Need I say more? Early espresso classic ink makes for bold print. A couple of hearts for meaning. Always a little bling to make it stand out. There you have a quick card . This is what makes me happy :)

Feel Goods 129681, Hearts a flutter 129249, Whisper White Card stock 100730, Early Espresso Card stock 119686,  3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Raspberry Ripple 126845, Textured Embossing Folder Cloudy Day 127022

Monday, February 25, 2013

Color for feeling

Want to add a little feeling of summer. Use bright color on your cards.

This card has a little winter (basic gray) and a hint of bright warmth with Summer Starfruit.

The Feel Goods stamp set available in the Spring Catalog. Are wonderful verses. Uplifting & cheerful. To make everyday cards easy.  I am having fun creating with them.
129681 Feel Goods, 127322 Serene Silhouettes, 121044 Basic Gray Card stock,
100730 Whisper White card stock, 126981 Basic Gray Classic Ink pad, 126991 Summer Starfruit Classic Ink pad, 102892  Sponge Daubers, 119871 5/8 corner rounder,127540 Sycamore Street DSP,

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Sent with Love on Sycamore Street

The Sycamore Street Designer series paper, is Cheerful and fresh and  free during Sale-a-bration with a $50 order. I had fun combining this paper with the Sent with Love stamp set.

Don't you just love free? I do. I am just a little more willing to play with freebies. I used the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Buttons package also free during Sale-a-bration.

Here is a better look at the first card in the box. Fun, fast card using the Sycamore Street DSP to direct the colors.

132914 Sent with Love Bundle (20% off retail) $25.50
127540 Sycamore Street DSP (free during SAB)
126839 Summer Starfruit CS 
111349 Tangerine Tango CS
122923 Island Indigo CS
100730 Whisper White CS
130812 Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (free during SAB)
129381 Ovals Framelits Dies

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tea for Two

 Here is another Portfolio Album that I created using the Tea for Two Designer series Paper.
Sorry, for the poor quality pictures. My makeshift photobox is not quite large enough for  something of this size.

I am not a tea fan! Coffee! Coffee! More Coffee! Please! Despite this,  I fell in love with this paper.
The Tea for Two DSP, there is a vintage quality with soft color. Oh, Hello (130730) stamp set & Paper Doilies (129399) & 5/8" Flower Trim (126869) compliment the DSP. 

Today is the last day to RSVP for the March 1 Portfolio Scrapbook Class. Email me to save your spot.

Friday, February 22, 2013

More A more DSP

 Portfolio Scrapbook

Ready set, scrap! Valentine's may be over. But, everyday is a great day when we are able to show those we love they are special. This is a great album to show off, all that we love.
The More A more Specialty Design Paper sets the tone.
 Join me March 1, 2013 to create this album.

Email me to RSVP by Feb 23.

You will need to bring some basic supplies: Paper trimmer, scissors, Pencil, Ruler.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feeling Sentimental For Him

Cards created for the men in our lives. Feeling Sentimental stamp set, available during Sale-a-bration, is a versatile stamp set. Which can be feminine or masculine.

Using the colors from Parker's Patterns DSP, it makes it easy to create man worthy cards.

This is just one of the cards we will make in the FOR HIM Class.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sent with Love album

Here is a Album that I am working on for a special girl who has moved away :(  Her Family lived up the street. Their presence in our small community made a difference. So when my youngest, wanted to travel to visit. I agreed.

Jordan will fly for the first time Tuesday morning. Not only will this be her first flight, she will be doing it alone.  I have faith, that she will not be alone.

But, onto the project. This album was created for her friend. This girl has grow by leaps and bounds since leaving. How did she get so girlish? I want Jordan & Laura's brief week together to be special & remembered.

 So I created this album to record their adventures. I am sure these  Facebook mugging girls will take enormous amounts of pictures enough to fill this book.
These pictures, are without embellishment. Sorry. The book has already made its way to a suitcase. It will fly along with Jordan.

I have already added 2 pictures. One of the home that Laura will always be welcome. The other of Jordan riding Checkers. This I am sure will provide Laura at least one good laugh. I also enclosed a note from me.

The Paper is the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, available until April 30. What will you create with this cool bundle?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Feeling Sentimental

I love how the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper makes this card so girly!

5/8" Flower trim just adds to the feel :) I colored the trim with a sponge dauber and Pretty in Pink Classic Ink.

Monday, February 18, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

Fun in a box on your doorstep! Each month a wonderful surprise will appear, packed with creativity.
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)   
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feel Goods

OK,  I know that I am not great about following the rules :( 

The Merry Monday challenge was to create a Christmas Card.  I guess I missed this part. But, I wanted to show you were my inspiration for this lovely card came from. 

I still like the card & the sketch! 


Feel Goods 129681
Bloomin' Marvelous 129651
Raspberry Ripple card stock 126842
Chocolate Chip Card stock 102128
Early Espresso Bakers twine 123124

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Special Delivery

I am having fun with this stamp set! This cute card organizer box is made easy with the Simply Scored.

This one, I plan on leaving in plain sight. For the family to use. Maybe the girls will get the hit and use these cards????

I colored the 5/8" Flower trim, with a sponge dauber and Real Red Classic Ink.

Sent with Love  131847
Hearts a Flutter 129249
Real Red Card stock 12 x 12 124290
Delicate Details Lace Tape 130966
Real Red Classic ink 126949
Pool party Classic ink 126982
Stazon Jet black 101406
Simply Scored 122334

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sent with Love

Get the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp set or Designer Series Paper- or buy them in bundle with Calypso Coral baker's Twine for 20% off