Thursday, December 16, 2010

Did you know there is a Valentine Bundle out?  I know, some of us are still trying to get our last minute Christmas Cards made.  But...for those of you organized stampers that are ready for something new to do with red and maybe a little pink the Filled With Love Bundle is available from December 17th until January 24th and you get free buttons, a gift from Stampin' Up!  I am ordering my bundle this weekend.  If you would like to have one of your very own you can go to my website by clicking here  and shop now or you can contact me personally.  Want to earn free stamps, you bring the guests and snacks and I will provide the projects. 

For those of you interested in classes, check my calendar this weekend, I will be posting my January and February events. 

Stay warm,
Hope to stamp with you soon!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

 More Good News!

Fancy Flower and 2-1/2" Circle Punches Available for Ordering December 1

November 30, 2010
Stampin' Up! is happy to announce that the quality problems they were experiencing with the Fancy Flower and 2-1/2" Circle Punches have been addressed and resolved! These punches will be available for ordering starting on December 1 This is great news because the 2-1/2" Circle Punch coordinates perfectly with sets in the new mini catalog.
Thank you for your patience as we work through these quality issues. We'll update you as soon as the quality issues with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle and Ornament  punches are resolved.

Hope to see you soon,

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 16:41:59



November 30, 2010
Great news! The Watercolor Wonder Crayons are now available for purchase.  The Watercolor Wonder Crayons were delayed due to a relocation of our supplier. Stampin' Up! now has inventory and you can start ordering today!
When you  receive your Watercolor Wonder Crayons, you may notice that some of the crayon sleeves feature old artwork on them. This does not affect the quality of the crayons; we simply need to deplete inventory of crayons with the old artwork before we use crayons featuring the new artwork.
Use the following item numbers to purchase your Watercolor Wonder Crayons:
  • 120949 New Color Kit (if you already had all the crayons before the color renovation you can just order this kit to update your sets)
  • 119802 Subtles
  • 119803 Regals
  • 119804 Brights
  • 119805 Neutrals
Thanks for your patience!  
To place your order you may go to my website and click on shop now.

Don't forget the online sale will be ending tomorrow.  While you are shopping don't forget the clearance bin for fantastic deals on stocking stuffers and gifts for your crafty friends.

Hope to stamp with you soon.

Friday, November 26, 2010


Due to the unusually high demand for our Candy Cane Christmas Specialty Design Paper, there is a possibility we will deplete our inventory  within the next week, and be unable to order more.

(available in the Holiday Mini, item 120809)

You can order from my online store
click shop now on the right side.  While you are there why don't you browse the clearance rack or
Save 50% on My Digital Studio and up to 50% on many additional items featured in our Online Spectacular!  You will find great bargains on Christmas presents for your crafty family and friends.  
Don't forget free shipping on orders over $150.00.  Don't need to spend $150.00? Combine orders with your friends to receive free shipping.

I'm off to fight the crowds on Black Friday.  Wish me luck!

Happy Shopping,

I received this Thursday and would like to share it with you.  100 things to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Hope everyone is enjoying the day and you have not eaten too much.  My bird is in the oven and the stove is full and bubbling.  My husband, Larry, has helped a friend of his with Christmas trees part time for over 20 years.  Today is the day they get the lots set up.  This year Larry has been laid off so he has more time to help.  I have found out over the years that Christmas Trees are not seasonal.  They have to be planted, fertilized, prunned and encouraged until they are the right size to be cut and taken home by a happy family.  The day after Thanksgiving.... "let the sales begin".  No, I don't have my tree yet. (smile) I will come home from work one day and there it will be all green and smelling like Christmas waiting for me to fill it's branches with lights and decorations.

I ask your prayers for Bill, who Larry is working with.  His health is not good, Please pray for mercy, grace and healing for him.  

Remember,  the online Spectacular Sale and the Awesome Discount on the demonstrator kit will end the beginning of December.  You can go to my Stampin' Up! website by clicking on this link  
and click on shop now for the online Spectacular or click on start your own business  to sign up to join my team.   My password is standish.

For those of you in the Raleigh, NC area, I will be at Christmas Carousel from 2-7 Saturday.  See you there!

I hope to stamp with you soon,
Stay warm and enjoy your weekend,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I know you are tired of posts about the same thing but I am so excited about this sale I want you to have all of the information available.

You can view the items here:




Monday, November 22, 2010

There is no minimum purchase required however, you do have to purchase $150.00 to receive free shipping.

You must use the item numbers provided in the flyer to receive the discount.  

You may combine discounted items with items from the current catalog. 

Click on the link below to download the flyer

Until we Stamp again, 

Click on images to enlarge


WOW, I have found so many things I "need" I don't know where to start.  You may place your order by clicking here  and click on shop.
Until We Stamp Again!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

 A one week sale with discounts up to 50 percent"Door Busters" include
  • My Digital Studio - 50 per cent off 
  • Designer Fabric - 50 per cent off
  • Free shipping for online orders of $150 or more 
 Check back November 22nd for a complete list of discounted products at never before seen discounts and enjoy Black Friday beginning Monday!  To shop in my store go to and click on shop now.

Until we stamp again,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WOW! I go on vacation and when I get home there are so many exciting things to share that I don't know where to start!  I guess I will start with this fantastic deal  being offered by Stampin' Up!

What do you call it when you can get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50?  AMAZING!  Stampin' Up! is offering this amazing opportunity to new demonstrators signing up between November 15th and November 30th.  You have two options:

For those that prefer digital card making and scrap booking the Digital starter kit contains over $320.00 of  stamping business supplies including My Digital Studio Software. 

For those that prefer traditional crafting, the traditional starter kit includes $310 worth of traditional stamping and business supplies.  Contact me and I will give you a list of the items included in each kit.

You pick the one that suits your crafting style for $87.50.  Additionally you will save 30% off of your first order and 20% off of every order placed thereafter. 

If you are interested in becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I will be glad to answer any questions you might have. I would love to share my love of paper crafting and stamping with you.

Now for more news:

There are two new Mini Catalogs coming out.  The Occasions Mini is available from January 4th through April 30th.  I have had a peek at the items that will be offered and my list is way too long!  So many new stamps and ideas it is hard to choose!

Sale A Bration is Stampin' Up!'s big annual sale. You will receive a free stamp set for every $50 in merchandise ordered.  If you would like these catalogs please email me to be added to my mailing list and I will send them to you free.  This catalog is current from January 25th - March 31st

That is all of my news for now. 
Hope to stamp with you soon! 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I can't believe it's almost November!  It has been in the 80's here in North Carolina, I'm still waiting for Fall to begin. I am originally from the mountains and miss having a true Fall.  The crisp days, vibrant colors and smell of wood burning in the fireplaces.  The Christmas decorations have been up in the stores for over a month and many of my demo friends are sharing the holiday projects they have made. 

All of this inspired me to begin working on my holiday projects.  Linda, a friend of mine, and I made Christmas cards last weekend.  I forgot to take a picture of one of my cards before she left.  Here is my most recent creation.

  •   I used the stamp set Holiday Happiness 120792 and stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock in Early Expresso ink, you could use Old Olive ink 102277 for the image if you wish.  Some of the stamped ornaments are on dimensionals and some are stamped directly on the card.  There is a star stamp included with the set, I decided to use a brad.  To gather the ribbon I used a loose stitch with needle and thread and pulled the thread to gather the ribbon until I was able to work it around the back of the card and used sticky strip to attach it to the oval.

The supplies I used are listed below:

Holiday Happiness Stamp Set wood mount116982 or clear mount 120480
Very Vanilla card stock 101650
Old Olive card stock 100702
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 117159
Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon 109054
Scalloped Oval extra large punch 119856
1 3/8" x 5/8" oval large 119863
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Sticky Strip 104294
Early Espresso Classis Stampin' Pad 119670
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad 102277
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Pad 119689 

I hope you enjoy this card and hope to stamp with you soon,

Monday, October 11, 2010

The quote is hard to read, I tried to make the picture bigger but I lost part of it, when I sized the picture it offset and just wasn't working.,  It says "Go Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams".   I have been wanting to show this but hid the picture from myself  :(  The picture looks small or the wall very large.  Actually it is a perfect fit ( no my office is not big) and I have received many compliments.  If you have a wall that you can't decide what to do with  look through the Definitely Decorative catalog.  They have something for every room.  They come in different sizes, this was the medium.  We also have chalk board images you can write on with chalk and use for notes and reminders.  Functional and it spruces up your wall.  Decor Elements are also great to use in a child's room or for seasonal decorating.  

Go to my sidebar and take a peek.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I have, over the last few months, had a number of people talking about the big box discounts and how they can get stamps etc. for as much as 40% off.  I thought today I would post what I love about Stampin' Up! and why I use their products.  Let me stop here and say that yes, I am a demonstrator, but, I was using Stampin' Up! products by choice before I became a demonstrator.  I priced some of the stamps at one of the big box stores and one stamp was about $9.00.  I know, you can use a coupon and that drives down the price.   Now let's look at one of our stamp sets.  Not one stamp, but a set of  coordinating stamps you can use in hundreds of combinations. If you want every card to have a different look, it will.  One of my favorite holiday stamps this year is Welcome Christmas 120597, a set of 5 stamps for $19.95.  The math says...WOW each stamp is about $5.00, unless you have a 50% off coupon with big box this is less per stamp.  Below are more reasons I love Stampin' Up!  

All of the card stock, designer paper, stamp pads, markers, ribbon, brads and buttons coordinate.  I guess I should have said everything Stampin' Up! carries is made to coordinate.  You don't have to spend hours going through paper trying to match your colors from all of the different companies.  Actually, I just tried to do that with a scrapbooking set that was a gift.  I wanted some solid, coordinating card stock to mount my pictures.  Let me just say that I never did find what I was looking for and was very frustrated.  In addition to rubber stamping Stampin' Up! also has Simply Scrappin' kits for those that prefer to use a kit for scrapbooking.

The punches designed by Stampin' Up! coordinate with stamps.  You can stamp a butterfly and punch it out with a coordinating punch.  

This company cares about its customers and customer service is very important.  I have never called and had a rep "having a bad day".  They are always cheerful, willing to go the extra mile and help with any problem  we may have.  Suggestions for change and product requests are passed to the proper department for consideration and changes have been made based on customer and demonstrator needs and requests.  Stampin' Up! will correct any problem you have without having to call corporate and wait for a supervisor after you have explained the problem to two other people.  Simply return the item to your demonstrator and it will be taken care of.  

Stampin' Up! also demands quality.  Recently an item was being offered through the catalog which was not meeting the quality that Stampin' Up! required.  Rather then continue selling the item they have discontinued offering the product.  I have to admire that customer satisfaction was considered before making money that could be made from continuing to sell this item.  They are in the process of finding a manufacturer that can produce the item with the quality they demand.

For those of you that haven't checked out the Holiday Mini we have fabric now.  You can cover journals, make rag bags or fabric flowers using the Big Shot 113439 which, by the way, has a 3 year warranty.  Stampin' Up! keeps up with the latest design and color trends and in addition to the yearly catalog you will have mini catalogs offered during the year to give you seasonal offerings and ideas.  To take a peek just click the mini on my side bar.  

Items are going like hotcakes from the clearance rack.  These items must be ordered online.  To save a little in shipping make sure you go to my Stampin' Up! website and order.  If you go to the Stampin' Up! site, even if you name a demonstrator you will pay more in shipping.  If you have a problem with the site due to the number of people ordering please contact me and I will order it for you.

Thanks for stopping by,
Hope to stamp with you soon,

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WOW Stampin' Up! has over 200 discontinued items listed in the Clearance Rack.  Many of my old favorites are selling for as much as 80% off. Remember the slit punch and the  Petal card die, those are just a few of the items you can find.  A few more items are:

  • Water Color Wonder Crayons in color families.  You can buy them super cheap and replace only the discontinued colors.
  •  Ribbon 
  • Card Stock
  • Stamp pads and ink refills - now is the time to get your favorite colors before they are gone forever
  • Build a brad
  • On board clip boards, briefcase and other items
  • Corduroy Buttons

Oh my gosh it's a bargain basement full of those items you wish you had gotten, after they were gone. 

Click on the Clearance Rack and take a look for yourself.  Don't forget paper and pencil to make a list, but don't wait too long.  Items are as long as supplies last.  

Happy Shopping ,

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I posted my events from October - December today.  The first event is 4 for Fall,  October 9th.  We will be making 2 fall themed cards, 2 Halloween cards and a 3D item.  You can check out all of my events by clicking on the view my calendar on the sidebar.  I haven't figured out how to schedule postings yet but hope to have time after this weekend.  Enjoy the rest of  your week and ...

I hope to stamp with you soon!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hi friends,
Two weeks ago I took the train to Florida to see my mother.  WOW!  The train was packed with every seat taken.  We left at 9:00 PM and got in to Deland at around 8:00 the next morning.  There usually are not many people on the train so we  have 2 seats and plenty of room.  Not this trip, we were packed like sardines with all of the seats filled both ways.  I guess the $84.00 round trip ticket has become popular.  I was additionally surprised since it was a Thursday night.  My sister and I went to Daytona Beach and scrapbooked with a group of her friends.  I am behind so had a lot to do.  I didn't accomplish as much as I would have liked to but, I did manage to get about 30 pages done or 15 double page spreads.  I am up to Fall of last year.  The trip was a nice break, I enjoyed spending time with my sis and Mom.  I just found out that I can schedule posts so I need to figure out how to do that as I am going to be gone again for a week with my daughters and 2 grand daughters.  That will be on the top of my list when I get back so beginning October I will be posting on a more regular basis.

I also will be posting my events through the end of the year the first of October and beginning in January will have a Christmas mini stamp a stack each month.  We will make 3 each of two different card designs each month and by December next year you will have a minimum of 72 cards made and ready to be mailed.   In July I will have Jingle in July and make some gift items you can have on hand for those unexpected occasions.  I hope to get my newsletter sent out and events posted prior to Thursday but if not you should be able to access them the first of October.

Enjoy your week and I hope to stamp with you soon!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you are all having a relaxing, fun filled weekend.  I decided to tackle my craft room this weekend, ( instead of going to the lake, sigh ) which is actually a spare bedroom turned into my craft room.  Since I have such a small area it can get unorganized very quickly.  I was amazed at how much "stuff" I had crammed into this room.  I have gone through everything, organized and have 2 bags of goodies I am donating to the Senior Center.  I still have a few things left to do but wanted to show you our Two-Step Owl punch 118074.  This cute little punch is the new style and look at all of the things you can make other than owls.  This little guy is just the right size to use on a paper clip to make a bookmark. The ghost is the owl turned upside down with his feet cut off.  Add circle punched eyes and you are ready for Halloween.  We also have the Bitty Bat punch 119279, if you don't have the bat punch, it is easy to make a bat using your owl punch.  This time you will keep your ears but cut off the feet.  The wings are a circle punch cut in half.  For the under part of the wing you can cut it with your scissors or use a small circle punch and nibble the edges.  Enjoy the rest of your day. 

Hope to stamp with you soon,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The new Holiday Mini started yesterday and it is awesome!  You can check it out on my sidebar.    It has so many fabulous holiday goodies I can't decide which is my favorite.  There is a new trim die for your big shot, a spider web embossing folder, fabric, waffle paper, glimmer brads and ohh so much more! I can't decide what I want to order first. 

This month also has a special promotion.  Anyone signing up to become a demonstrator will get this really sharp craft tote which was available at this year's convention.

If you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! and are interested in joining my team you can e-mail me and I will call you to chat about signing up.

Have a great day 
Until we stamp again,