Friday, May 31, 2013

Stampin' UP! 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is here!!!

I'm super, super, super excited about today because the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog is now available for everyone who wants get their hands on it!!! 

I believe this catalog is the best one yet! It's filled with luscious colors, sleek designs, beautiful projects, and much much more!

 To view the catalog and stampin' supplies used, go to the Stampin' UP! Catalogs tab at the top left of this page.


  • Orders for new products in the catalog can be placed starting TODAY (5/31) at 12PM Mountain Time.   
  • Join me for my OPEN HOUSE today at my place to start experiencing the fun with some of our new products! Click HERE to see details.
  • Pay special attention to the GRAB YOUR GREETINGS SALE (starting today)!  click the icon to the right to view the flyer.
  • Products from the Spring Catalog may still be purchased thru today (5/31).
  • Retiring stamps and accessories will be available for purchase through June 3. 

Have questions?? Use my quick e-mail link on the left side of this page to send me an email.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stampin' UP graduation cards

I'm really not understanding how in the world are we already going into the month of June? I'm sure lots of you are feeling this way, but luckily, for teachers and kiddos, school will be out in no time. Parents are a different story ...he he he.

With school coming to a close for this school year, I have two dear people (Nathan's birthparents) who will be graduating from high school in June. What better way to congratulate them than with a gift card holder?!

I used the same template that my friend and fellow demo, Sami Brown, shared on her blog. Thank you, Sami!
This became a perfect layout to place my personalized award-ribbon using the school colors: silver and blue.

My Tips:
  •  to create the starburst for the card on the right, use the 1 3/4" scalloped circle punch to punch the shape out then offset the scallops and punch again.
  • like Sami recommended on her blog, pop up a small stamped piece with a dimensional to hold the top flap in place. In my case it was the hand on the card to the right and the small design piece on the card to the left.
cards with the top flap open

cards open all the way
 My Tips:
  •  the ticket duo punch is perfect for (some) of the occasions alphabet stamp set as shown in the card to the right.
  • a thin line of tombo glue on 3 edges of the 2" x 4" piece of cardstock is strong enough to hold a gift card.

Supplies used:
  • cardstock: whisper white, midnight muse, basic grey, silver glimmer paper
  • inks: basic gray, midnight muse  
  • stamps: morning post alphabet, occasions alphabet, beyond plaid*, cuddles & kisses*, mosaic madness**
  • punches: 2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, ticket duo, mosaic**
  •  embellishments: rhinestones
  • ribbon: midnight muse stitched ribbon
  • tools: stamp-a-majig, paper piercer and template     
  * denotes products from the 2013 spring catalog
** denotes products from the upcoming 2013-2014 catalog

You can order any Stampin' UP! products at my online store. Thanks so much for stopping by! 




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stampin' UP mosaic madness

Looks like Pinterest has been exploding with lots of fun and new project designs featuring new products from the new 2013-2014 SU! catalog coming May 31st!

I personally have had the pleasure of experimenting with two new upcoming products: mosaic madness stamp set and the modern mosaic embossing folder.

This card layout was inspired by a layout shown in our recent Stampin' Success magazine, which you can receive for FREE when you sign up for a Starter Kit (see promotion to the right).

"case-ing" a card is one of the quickest ways to get a layout you like and create a card without having to think so much! Go ahead, give it a try!

I chose these colors because they are my favorite color combination PLUS these colors are staying in the new catalog! That makes me HAPPY!

Supplies used
cardstock: wisteria wonder, whisper white, pear pizzaz
ink: wisteria wonder, pear pizzaz
stamps: mosaic madness, a round array
punches: 1/2" circle, itty bitty shapes
silver sparkle dazzling details
white twine        

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your comments!