Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Big Holiday Sale

 It's time for online holiday shopping!  So during these 13 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!  There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on! For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount-bummer. You and your customers can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Technique Tuesdays!

Hello! I hope that this finds you well. I am well into Christmas preparations- I just made my Christmas list and checked it twice! Don't let it sneak up on you :) One wonderful gift is a handmade gift - the gift of your time to someone. I want to send my family members who correspond handmade stampin' up cards before the holidays so that they can share with the ones that they love. As this means I need 4X as many cards by Christmas, its the perfect time for new techniques! I will be photographing my favorite cards as I craft and will post them here - perhaps on a Tuesday, my day off. We can refine our techniques together. If you need a special card, comment & let me know! Be well, ~Anne

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I am loving label love

Hello, I've had some fun at my last Stampin' up! free stamping. Label Love & Special Season have been great sets to personalize! I love changing up the colors and adding embellishments for a new look. Have you been enjoying a new set?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cut & Ready

Stampin' Up is offering pre - cut cards for quick & easy Christmas cards. I know I'll stock up for some thankyou cards, too!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Stamp sets for sale

I am selling some retired stamping up sets that I can bear to part with. I now have so many stamp sets that they fill an entire drawer. The husband seems to think its extreme to shop for a new home based on my stamping needs, so some need to go :)  All of my stamps are in excellent condition, well loved. Come by the shop tomorrow once I photograph and list some of my stamp sets. If you live near Santee, message me and we can arrange a pick up. 

I'm clearing out space for a new group of stamps coming from the Spring Sale - a - bration. I am excited to show you the new stamps!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Party more, get more free stuff!

Party More! Get More!
 That means it’s easier than ever to earn even more free products. $250 party/order = $40 +25 = $65
 $300 party/order = $50 +25 = $75
$400 party/order = $65 +25 = $90 +half-priced item and so on… YES...does include online orders of $250 or more!! Contact me at to schedule your party.
If you've been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! this is a can't-miss opportunity. Join Stampin’ Up! for only $25
 Dates: October 7-21, 2013
 Details: Offer only good for 2 weeks (so don’t miss your opportunity!) During this offer, only the specially priced $25 starter kit will be available. The regular $99 starter kit will not be available. The $25 starter kit includes:
$26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax) Business pack, which includes A box of annual catalog A pack of current seasonal catalog Getting Started DVD Starter Kit Business Brick (order forms, etc) Customer postcards When you join, you'll also get: 10% extra discount on your first order of $150 or more when you place your order in the first 45 days of joining…for a total of 30% off! Two months FREE of the Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Big shot stampin class

Big Shot Class Monday, September 30 Fee: 5$ Where: Mission Del Magnolia Hall Details on Big Shot! Stampin' up class. Upon arrival, I will hand you a bag of stampin' up card stock. I will demonstrate how to use the Big Shot! embossing folders to emboss paper and to add edgelits. We will use the framelets to cut paper in coordinating shapes for cards and decoration! You will then choose from my entire Big Shot! collection to create your own card elements. The fee is 5$ for paper. Please let me know if you are coming by Sunday. You are getting a GIANT stack of paper to play with and it will take me time to cut it. Thanks!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sale on my cards at my Etsy shop

Please enjoy 10% off in my shop on handmade greeting cards made with stampinup! products. Enter the code 10CARD for 10% off at check out. Valid through September!

Butterfly Bundle 15% off

Butterflies are a must-have staple since they're always in style and can be used on projects for any occasion! The coordination of these products makes them fun and easy to use too.Stampin' Up! is offering a great sale bundle! You can get the butterfly stamp set and a butterfly punch for 15% off.

Dates: August 29 - September 30, 2013
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

This is my favorite card made with butterflies 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Big Plans for the Big Shot!


Today was the day that I started feeling better. I hated that I cancelled my last card party due to illness, so I tackled my party prep early today! I've prepared two beautiful cards featuring the Eastern Elegance DSP! I'll have to get pics up fast - our party will be next Monday the 23rd for the party at 5 P.M.

I loved using my Big Shot last week end and I thought that we should have a Big Shot! Class this month on Monday Sept 30th. I loved when my Upline June had hers, it taught me a lot! What a Big Shot! Class is a free style play time where you pay a 10$ fee that covers your custom made Big Shot! materials. You will receive an envelope with your various papers and then use every single one of my embossing folders, framelets, & embossits to create embellishments for your own cards!

Friday, September 13, 2013

New stuff

Look at these Christmas stamps! If you don't want to have a lot of stamps on hand, but you want to be able to make some pretty Christmas cards, these are the perfect option!

Thinlit Card Dies – GORGEOUS! $32.95 Item Nos. 133479 and 133480

These are unbelievable! Thinlit dies are perfect for making a flip card and then adding die cut embellishments and greetings. This is great for a quick card with little mess and a great WOW factor!
As always, you can order from me from - use me as your demonstrator (Anne Purkey) or call me and I can place a customer order that will ship right to you.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New product - envelope punch!

I am super excited about a new product from stampin' up!

I can not wait to
order this and make super cute custom envelopes! What could you make with it?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Pumpkin Kit

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper pumpkin is on sale!

PAPER PUMPKIN ON SALE!  NOW through Aug. 31, you can sign up for Paper pumpkin monthly kits for just $10 a month for 2 months.  After 2 months the price will return to $19.95 a month (with the option to cancel your subscription). 
To start your Paper Pumpkin subscription, click here and find "Join Here" under "Get it!"  To get 2 months for $10 each, please be sure to use the Promo Code:  PUMPKINDEAL

                    What is paper pumpkin?

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . . a Stampin' Up! Monthly Kit Program
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun, perfect for a beginner or those short on time!
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Photos of upcoming cards


I am designing new cards for upcoming parties & classes! Heres a sneak peek of whats being uploaded to my etsy shop ASAP. You can buy any of my cards at my shop 24/7.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Please enjoy 10% off of all in my shop - cards and kits with the code 10CARD. I've marked down most of my cards by $2 - $3 already! The sale will last through August. Don't delay, get your favorite cards today. I have eight cards to list tomorrow, so keep checking the shop.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Holiday Catalog is here

Its with great excitement that I am looking through the holiday catalog! There are so many kits for the Fall and holiday season to make decor and card making easy on you. There are new thinlits dies for your BigShot! for decorating your card with 'Merry' sentiments!
Look for yourself here

The Holiday Catalog

Ladies, look for your holiday catalog at our next party!

Friday, July 26, 2013

There is a new product from stampin up


Stampin' up! is now offering a carve your own stamp kit! Please look at all of the details here

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates

Crafting in chaos


Apologies for any typos on this post - my cat Elmo is helping me type this morning. The husband and I went to the pool for a few hours, causing Elmo to miss his morning snuggles. We move right to the 'Mommy is trying to look up new card ideas on for the next card party' snuggles. This cat is quite a snuggler!

I'm working on finding balance in my life at the moment with my obsession for stamping and our new commitment to being healthier! I haven't stamped this week and it gets to be a gnawing. My next project is going to be starting my stampin' up! scrapbook. I have three subjects to feature - my wedding

 the trips that my husband and I have taken

 and the adorable - ness of the fuzzy friends.

I am excited to work on new cards with new techniques. My stampin' up! work shop orders are arriving and a gift for myself was the new paper piercing template essentials. Paired with some of the subtles buttons and some paper, I can't wait to see what I can share at the next few parties.

One thing I want to do is pierce my old favorite card. It would be so fresh!

I will of course post the next work shop photos

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stock up on DSP

Hello! I don't want you to miss out on this great deal. From now onto July 31st, you can buy 3 DSP and get one free! Thats a great deal and the perfect time to try out these new DSP in the new catalog.

What DSP is your favorite? My personal favorites are Gingham Garden, Birthday Basics Venetian Romance and Eastern Elegance. I adore the bright Gingham garden for a bright summer feel. One gorgeous way to use it is to cut out a square of Gingham Garden, tape it on with Washi Tape onto Gold card-stock. Its gorgeous.

You can find the DSP on pages 153 - 154. Feel free to order on through me - Anne Purkey for the preferred price!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Some things to hit the store

New arrivals in the store:

Upcoming designs that will be uploaded this week:

A picture of a few cards that Mom & I made for her stampin' up! party. We copied the card that was in the stampin' success magazine.

Whisper white fronts
 Pretty in Pink (the last of my stash as its now retired) & pool party base. Pink and red blossoms. Embossed Coastal cabana tags

Stamp sets: Oh, hello

Ink: Primrose petals

Extras: Cherry cobbler twine

Great fun to make!  I cut extra 'youre invited' tags for the next party

Monday, July 8, 2013

What do I do with Butterfly Embossits & Punches?


I have now expended the supply section in my shop to include staples in my crafting - Beautiful Wings Embossits & the Bitty Butterfly punch. I am sure that looking at the pictures of the product itself may be underwhelming. They are just bits of paper - but they also can be an amazing embellishment to step up any project. Here are some of my favorite ways to use Beautiful Wings embossits and bitty butterflies.

#1 A quick pop of Stampin' Up glue dots and they add instant pizazz to any card

#2 Add dimension without a lot of bulk to your scrap book pages

#3 Confetti! They are great to pop into the envelope of your already beautiful handmade card for a fun surprise.

Check back for more projects using Beautiful wings embossits & bitty butterflies!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stock up on your DSP

Stampin' Up is offering a sale on DSP! Its a great deal :)

  • These items don't qualify for the offer:
    • Designer Series Paper Stacks
    • Specialty Designer Series Paper
    • Designer Series Paper from the holiday catalog preorder
    • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

Monday, July 1, 2013

July is here and winter is coming...

... no, really, it is!

My wonderful upline June has convinced me to have a Christmas stamp a stack in July. That means an event where you spend a party stamping and leave with a stack of Christmas cards. This all happens in July, so you don't have to scramble at the last minute to put together enough cards for your friends and family :)  Now I'm putting together details from the holiday catalog and annual catalog and I need some of your input :)  What kind of cards would you like to make? What color scheme?  Comment & let me know!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

So excited!

   The new catalog is a breath of fresh air tinged with sea salt for me. It evokes memories of lazy days by the shore, sunkissed cheeks and fun filled days of family. A lot of  this is likely inspired by the new colors- Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe come to mind! I also am in love with pages 76 - 77 on the new catalog. Look at those gorgeous ideas!
    I am really happy that By the Seashore has returned. This is a great stamp set for family vacations for people who are land locked! Its also a perfect stamp set for my nieghbors who are all in California. I can't wait to bring it out for when I scrapbook my honeymoon (a cruise to Puerta Vallarta!)
   The little coastal cabana colored image on page 77 is a great information blurb on how to add a pretty effect to your projects. Stampin' up offers gorgeous core'dinations (in all colors, including the new ones!) that are a fun way to make each piece you make one of a kind and different even from the piece you made five minutes ago. I have 12X12 sheets of all of the new colors that I can't wait to share with my party attendees!
If you want to purchase some of the Core'dinations now, remember that you can always order through me and get preferred pricing online My name is Anne Purkey (yes, I'm working on changing it!)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Loving Stampin' up and not going broke

One big thing that I have struggled with these past few weeks is budgetting. It's easy to open the new catalog and say 'Oooh, thats it! Thats the one I'm making!'  yet with me, theres always something to tweak.  I have put myself on a Stampin' up budget. That means I only spend the money I earn through Stampin' up for SU! products! Its a good idea to keep the bills paid and the savings on track, but it means I can't buy the six new stamp sets featured in the new Stampin Success, the magazine (and idea book!) mailed out to demos.

So when I open the SS (Stampin' Success), I search for that 'WOW!' project that I know my friends will love. Then I tweak something about it to fit something that I already have. That stack of new in colors? Thats my color base. That brand new stamp set that I HAD to have last month and haven't even used? Thats also brought out. Its a good system to show people what works and what is versatile!

A hobby stamper might be okay with buying something and then not using it again for awhile, but for me - everything is going to be used again and given a fresh new look. Most of my friends work at the same company as I do (not SU!) and I know exactly what they earn. I want to show them how you can make pretty things all over and through out the year without spending an entire paycheck! I haven't been near my Stampin' spot today ( a full day at the day job!) but I'll have to do a shoot where you can re - use your fave items for fresh new looks from the catalog!  Friends, stay tuned for the July 14th party because I want to WOW you with my new product and the new catalog!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Sorry that I haven't posted in awhile. Stampinup! has come out with a new annual catalog and I've been running to catch up with the bright new themes :)  I've been bitten by the butterfly bug and have made several butterfly cards. I am having a terrible time deciding which one should be the card at the next party. What do you think?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Persistence is paying off!


I am adamant about two listings a day in the etsy shop and I think that its paying off. Yet the real benefit of it is that its making me have a deadline to craft - and procrastination is a big flaw of mine. Knowing that I need to get two cards done helps me sit at my table and start stamping - and then a lot gets done! Most of the time, I start working on a few mini projects before I actually get the two cards done.

Here are two of this weeks projects - the first one is my Mother's Day card for my mom and the second is a card thats on Etsy :)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Not being organized is a killer

While basking in my 'I'm organized! Look at me!' stage, I decide to make a pack of Easy Events cards. I love easy events. It has the cupcake, the tree and the wedding birds; which are by far my favorite. I go to my stamp drawer and low and behold, no stamp set. I find the empty box which only raises questions. Is the cupcake adhered to a clear block somewhere? Quick, remember how many clear blocks you own. Yeah. This is me tossing my stampin' up station.

I have now resigned myself to a different stamp set. I'm waffling between Lovely as a Tree, Hearts a Flutter and Bordering on Romance. I was planning on sending my mom a card set, so I suppose those three work well for all occasions. I also have Perfect Punches out for that lovely little addition to every card.  I'm going to get to work! Stay tuned for cards to appear.

I do have a question to leave you with - what cards do I need more of in my shop? Comment and let me know, please!


I am eagerly spending my one day off by myself to be creative. Now some of my creative energy was sapped cleaning up my craft room.  'My' craft room now houses the computer that my husband and I use, so its getting a little cramped! I need to sell / get rid of some things that I don't use and organize my space better.  I keep telling myself more space = more new stuff from the new catalog!

Here's a flash of my Etsy shop - two new listings a day is my goal!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, Moms!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Moms out there! There's not enough that can be said for the countless hours of unconditional love that Moms provide.

I'm really missing my Moms right now - one of them is out of town due to a death in the family and one lives in another state. I am dealing with my feelings by making a 'Thank you' gift box of cards. I can't wait to get these photographed to share here (and to remember what I've sent so the next gift box will be refreshing!)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I've been a little quiet on here because I've tackled another creative endeavor. I am trying to get my Stampin' Up cards onto my Etsy shop. Its just two cards a day so far, but I have thoughts of card kits and such! I am preparing 'elements' such as butterfly embossits and punched shapes that I'll likely offer for CHEAP to help new card makers or mixed media artists create.

Today I listed two of my favorite cards - my Easy Events Happy Birthday and my Hearts a Flutter card. These were two of the cards I created myself without CASEing, so I'm very proud. I'm offering them as custom cards so customers can choose different colors or sentiments.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Today I offered my first time ever morning card party. We started at 11 A.M. and wrapped around 12:30.  It was a blast! We weren't worried about the hour getting late - with the night time parties, we always had to wrap by 8 because we had to be at work at 0430. This time we socialized and took our time!

Here are the two cards that we made. These were both easily converted to Mother's Day cards - Sam converted the More Amore Butterflies into a Mother's Day card with the sentiment from Delightful Dozen. I originally had people who wanted Mother's Day cards, but I adapted my samples.

The 'Thanks so much' is being packaged to be sent to my wonderful friend and my last hostess!

I am so excited with the next card class. As this is my last month to showcase the retiring products, I'm going to go all out!  The card offerings will be a Father's Day Card (featuring Lovely as a Tree), a masculine happy birthday card (featuring the woodgrain folder), a masculine thankyou card, a triple stamped card and a welcome baby card featuring print poetry! The card class is Sunday, April 12th at 6 P.M.

Monday, April 29, 2013

The retire list is here!

Hello! I have exciting news - the new catalog is coming out in June.  Due to this, there are hundreds of items on the retired list that won't be available come June.
Don't miss out on getting those items you have had your eye on - and lots are on sale!!  Remember items are while supplies last, and some will go quick. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Hostess Promotion and a special incentive from me


I hope that this finds you well. I would like to remind you about the fantastic new SU! promotion:

This means that if you host a $350 party, you choose $80 of SU! product for free! Stamp sets, stamp pads, punches and accessories in any combination. You can also choose from the special hostess only section at the back of the catalog.  In addition to this promotion, I am offering a 'basket of stamps' to any hostess who hosts a $150 party. These are SU! *retired* wooden stamps in a variety of sayings and images from 1996 - 2003. When you host a party, any bookings that I receive from your party earn you a prize of your choice- a free set of dsp paper delivered to you at your friend's booked party.

Even if you don't get the $350 party, you still get free stamps for a $150 party- and a free set of DSP for any bookings made at your party!  I will be bringing a '40 guests in 40 minutes' work sheet to the card party tonight for you to start thinking of who to invite.  Book your April 29 - May 30th party tonight for a free goodie!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

SU! Promotions & my events

I hope that this finds you well.  I wanted to let you know of a few events and some SU promotions this month.  Promotions:

The Simply Sent promotion ends on May 30th
There is a new incentive for hostesses! Any party that sells $350 gets an additional $30 in free products. That means you would pick out $80 in free stampin up products. Dates: April 15-May 30, 2013 (yes, it ends the day before the last day of the month). With the new hostess code, you can hand your friends who can't attend a catalog. All orders that they place while your party is still open adds onto your party total.

Some dates that I am hosting:

  • Monday April 22nd: Card party from 6 - 8 pm

  • Saturday, May 11: Card Party 12 - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, May 12: Free stamping 5:30 - 8:30
Bring your stampin up stuff- especialy anything you haven't had a chance to open up yet and create your own ideas.

  • Sunday, May 19  6 - 8:30 Card class (5$ fee for materials) 

We will be making four cards from the Spring catalog. Feel free to invite a friend, first class is always free.

I want to have a private prep party with any one who would like to host a party. We can make hand made invitations for your party guests and go over any questions that you have. 
If you have any questions, call or email me. Have a great month!

Monday, April 15, 2013

New Incentive from Stampin Up for new hostesses!

Hello every one! I'm very excited about how Stampin up is rewarding hostesses!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New catalog

What New Stamp Set would you like to see in the upcoming new catalog?

I would love to see more masculine stamp sets - sets that are versatile. I have never ordered a 'masculine' SU set yet because the 'tie' set never appealed to me. Now Fathers Day is coming and I'm in a bind! :) 

I looked through the new Stampin' Success - a great magazine full of inspiration and project ideas for demonstrators - and I can not wait for this new catalog. Two of my favorite colors - Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder - are here to stay from the incolors.