Monday, September 22, 2014

June's Card Class!

I wanted to show the Thank you cards that I created for the guests of my Stampin' Up! party. This was created with the new Hello Honey Ribbon, Blackberry Bliss card stock and summer silhouettes stamp set with the new in ~ colors. Very easy to create and very cute!

I attended my upline June's card class last week and she showed me how to adhere the vellum paper. This paper is very sheer and your adhesive will show. The secret is to adhere on the silver parts!
Cards below designed by June Switzer!  Aren't they amazing?

Online Hostess Club - get that $150 party by only spending $25

Are you interested in building your Stampin’ Up! supplies a little at a time and still want to be able to also receive hostess benefits?  An Online Hostess Club might be what you are looking for. A hostess club is a group of people who make smaller and affordable purchases that add up to $150. One of the group is chosen to be the 'hostess' for that month and recieves the goodies that go along with it - the $25 of free product and the option to buy from the hostess only sets at the back of the book!

How it works:
You place a $25 dollar order by the 20th of each month through my demonstrator website. One of these six months, you will be the hostess and will recieve $25 of free product - including access to the exclusive hostess sets!  You do need to commit to 6 months to ensure that every one has a chance to become a hostess.

Too long, didn't read:

You sign up for a 6 month term and commit to:
 •A $25.00 order each month
 •Placing your order by the  20th of each month
 •Using the Hostess code for each month provided to you in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined a random draw will determine your hostess month and you are guaranteed:
 •a $150.00 Workshop order during your hostess month
 •$25.00 minimum of Hostess Dollars to spend on the exclusive Hostess Stamp Sets, or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your hostess month

If you would like to join, comment here or call me! We will start as soon as our 5 spaces are filled.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Join the Party with the hostess code 432WU7DM

Hello -

A hostess code is a way to help a hostess reach her sales with online orders. A hostess has a party that is closing Tuesday morning. If you were unable to come to the party and want to place your order - and help the hostess reach her $150 to gain access to the exclusive stamp sets - you can use the hostess code 432WU7DM

How it works:
Go to
Add whatever you like to your shopping cart. When you are ready, enter the hostess code in special offers section of the online order shopping bag

 Additionally, since online customer orders can include Clearance Rack items and My Digital Studio print products, its a great way to get everything that you want and help out your friend to meet her sales goal!

This code is ONLY good through Tuesday morning- I will be helping the hostess enter all her customer orders in the morning and then we close the workshop so that every one can get thier goodies! Let me know if you have any questions.

Mom's first party!


I am so excited this morning. I had the best wake up call - literally a call from my mother. She has her first Stampin' Up! party as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator tomorrow night. I was so excited to hear her plans for her party. She created a card that she wants to share with her friends using Crisp Cantaloupe & the Chalk Talk stamp set - I can not wait to see this card.

My mother has been bringing little packets of cute - and unique- cards that she has created over the past months to show me. One of the things that I like most about Stampin' Up is that it allows us to share our creativity with our family and inspire them. I can not wait for the party tomorrow night and I will share with you the pictures :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

Product Class closes August 25th

Hello, I hope that this finds you well. I wanted to invite you to join me for a Product Class. If you've looked at the Chalk Talk class, attendees were able to play with different mediums and tag a bag kits to create this

I will be happy to share with you the many designs that you can make with Holiday Home stamp set and the Card Dies that create moving dies.
Included in the price of the Product class you receive your own product- for the Holiday Home class, you will receive your own stamp set. In the Dies class, you will receive a set of  your own Dies.

Holiday Home

Dies Class

The price of the classes are:

Holiday Home Product Class-  $32
You will receive the Holiday Home stamp set (in clear) and the paper supplies & embellishments

Flippin' Card Product Class - $48
You will receive the card dies set of your choice - Snowflake dies, Circle or Label. If you don't tell me your preference, you will receive Circle dies.

These classes will be on October 13th & 14th at 6 PM! Contact me if you need to book a different day. 
If you would like to attend a product class, please let me know - and I need to receive payment by Friday September 26th. I am leaving for Yosemite (yay!) and I need to have everything ordered by the time that I leave as there will be no internet there!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Selling my Retired Stamp Sets


I am selling my retired Stampin' Up! Stuff. I still use it sometimes, but I don't have room in my house for all of the new stuff. Time to make the hard decision and not become a hoarder.

If you're seeing this on my Stampin' Up site, they don't support the Etsy Mini
Here's a direct:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Holiday Home Cards

Hello! I hope that today finds you well. Today I am sharing two cards from my favorite new stamp set, holiday home. You can find this set on page 16 of the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!
Holiday Home Bundle

This was my first polymer stamp set and I love how the clear stamps let me see exactly where I am stamping. Look at the trees in the first picture- I could line up the leaves for perfect placement. In these cards I took advantage of the Homemade Holiday Framelets bundled with Holiday Home for a 15% discount.  I simply cut out house shapes using the framelets and used Snail and Dimensionals to layer the homes onto the stamped focal point.

The first card is a quick & easy card. 1) I stamped the two trees in Memento black ink. 2) Using Pumpkin pie ink pad, I stamped onto the trees 3) I returned to the left most tree and 'stamped off' the leaves into a sweeping motion above the trees. I only re - inked the leaves stamp four times, creating a lighter leaf color for some of the leaves.
4) I cut Basic Black card stock with the Home Made Holiday framelets Dies ( $21. 95  135857)  and mounted them right to the stamped card stock. I used dimensionals for the second house.
5) I stamped 'happy halloween' in pumpkin pie from the Good Greetings set that you can ONLY get from a qualifying party.

Simple! What's your favorite halloween candy? I think I'll glue a piece inside this card!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I am offering 2 Product Classes

Hello! I hope that today is going well for you.
Thank you for attending my Chalk Talk Class! In this class, we have created two packages for you to deliver a gift to a friend. There is a bright and cheery card (masculine in my mind!) and a more delicate card using the In Color designer series paper.  It is very easy to create this for yourself and not very costly.
To create this, you will need

  • One package of Gold Soiree paper 133697 12.95 
  • Gold Foil paper 132622 3.95
  • Decorative Window Gift boxes 132146 4.95
  • Tag a Bag Bundle 136765 9.95
  • Smoky Slate Cut & Ready card stock 135807 4.95
  • In colors Designer Series Paper 133705 21.95
  • In Colors DSP 130136 21.95 
That may seem like a lot  - $80.65 if you've been keeping track! You can chip away a bit at a time - or you can attend another product class. Those who attended this Chalk Talk paid only $35 and received their own Chalk Talk Stamp set! How is that possible? As a Demonstrator, I have a *lot* of materials on hand and I *love* to share it with you!  If you would like to take advantage of this deal, I am offering two more Product Classes.

If you would like to attend a product class, please let me know - and I need to receive payment by Friday September 26th. I am leaving for Yosemite (yay!) and I need to have everything ordered by the time that I leave as there will be no internet there!

Holiday Home Product Class-  $32
You will receive the Holiday Home stamp set (in clear) and the paper supplies & embellishments

Flippin' Card Product Class - $48
You will receive the card dies set of your choice - Snowflake dies, Circle or Label. If you don't tell me your preference, you will receive Circle dies.

These classes will be on October 13th & 14th at 6 PM!

Friday, September 12, 2014


Stampinup! has listed the items that are on sale for Tuesday to next Tuesday. As I purchased heat & stick last order, its a perfect time for that glitter. I love buying things on sale! You can find the web site for easy ordering here Stampin' Up! weekly deals

What'S Up Punch Item # 133781
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Hexagon Punch Item # 130919
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN

2" Circle Punch Item # 133782
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Blushing Bride Baker'S Twine Item # 134577
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 130066
Regular Price: $17.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $10.77 US/$11.97 CAN

Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

card recipe

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Summer silhouettes card how to

Hello! I hope that this finds you well. Today I am going to show you how to make a card with one of my favorite stamp sets, Summer Silhouettes.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set - Summer Silhouettes
Paper - Pool Party & Whisper White
Accessories - Pool Party 3/8 ruffled ribbon  1 3/8 Circle Punch
Ink Pads: Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral & Pool Party

This is a very simple card to create and as we are using a 1 3/8 circle punch, it can cover any goofs that you make in stamping. To begin, cut your whisper white card stock slightly smaller than the card base.  Stamp the green leaves twice - once on the bottom of the whisper white and once at the top, slightly towards the middle.   Take the small five petal flower and stamp with primrose petals on the stalk part of the leaves.  Take the long stem and stamp once beside the leaves that you created. Stamp the four petal flower onto the stem.

Get a scrap of white paper that is large enough to punch with the circle punch. Stamp your Get Well sentiment in Calypso Coral. Using the five petal stamp, stamp in pool party around the sentiment. I placed one more flower for contrast in Primrose Petal.  Punch the image out centered on your sentiment. Adhere with stampin' dimensionals and tie a knot with your favorite ribbon. Easy peasy!

This is utilizing the retired in colors yet it is very easy to create this card with the current in colors. There are two current in colors to choose from. You would only need to substitute Primrose Petals & Gumball Green for another color. The two color combinations that come to mind are Strawberry Slush & Mossy Meadow or Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow. I think that I will go create that right now!

Summer Silhouettes
Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Etsy shop where you can buy created cards and gifts

If you do not wish to create your own cards, you can peruse my shop. I do not mind if you CASE my shop. Create And Share Everything is a very good motto and I love the idea of giving something handmade to your loved one.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Last Call for Product Class

Hello, If you are interested in the Product Class where you create four different projects with your very own Chalk Talk stamp set received the day of the class, tomorrow is the deadline for payment. I will be pre - purchasing the supplies to ensure everything arrives and I have time to cut all of the card stock and embellishments before class. If I do not have your money by five o clock P.M. on September 4th, you will not attend the Product class on the 15th or 16th. Please call me if you have any questions. I do have paypal or you can pay with cash or check.

Blog Candy - Free gift to you for supporting my hobby

I would like to thank you for coming to my blog & connecting about our stampin' up! passion. As a thank you, I want to give you some blog candy. Next Tuesdat (the 9th) I will be doing a drawing from every one who has made a comment through out the week on the blog. That person gets all of the cards that I have demonstrated or made a video about on the blog. Right now there are 2 cards - the Good greetings Peace & Joy Card  & the Snowflakes Card thinlits die!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How to create a snowflake card thinlit card

I have a video tutorial today to show you how to finish the card that I first showed you yesterday. This card uses the snowflake card thinlits dies, Coastal cabana card stock, magnetic platform, All is Calm DSP, silver glimmer paper, bone folder and stampin' up! glue dots. If you did not start to create from the video that I created yesterday, please watch Part One first. Thank you for watching!

Part One:

Part Two:

How to use the snowflakes card thinlits dies & how to create a DSP inner liner for a flip card using the thinlits dies

Hello every one!

Tonight I am sharing my first video. I was working adlib and so I ask you to forgive my beginner mistakes.

The product demonstrated is the

Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies (you can purchase directly at this link from my online store 24/7)

Card Recipe:

This coordinates perfectly as it was made for Letterpress Winter Photopolymer Stamp Set 135143 Price$25.95    

Monday, September 1, 2014

Creating with thinlits dies

I watched a video before I created with the thinlits dies for the first time.

It was very reassuring to know what to expect. These little thinlit dies have such a wide variety of dies inside to use for all sorts of projects not -just - thinlit dies. Thankfully, the magnetic platform is no longer on back order. I am very excited to use it for  every project that uses a thinlit.

The thinlits dies that I purchased are Snowflake Cards thinlits dies. I liked the shape and the holiday theme! I know that I will be purchasing the Labels one as well because it goes with the Layered Labels framelets that I have. Here is a video for creating the Snowflake Thinlits card (that I will be creating with tonight)

I am off to create some cards and take some pictures to share with you the wonders of the Snowflake thinlits dies!