Saturday, December 27, 2008


I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We have moved the Diva Sketch Challenges to Saturday so here's mine!

SET: Winds of Grace

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Kraft, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy

Accessories: Gold EP, Gold Eyelets, Hemp

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love You Much Promotion

Dates: December 23, 2008 - January 31, 2009
Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set $25.95

Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa,
Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla) $9.95

Heart To Heart punch $15.95

Bundle Retail Value $51.85
Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405) $41.48
I know Christmas is not here yet but this special is too good to pass up! This is a SNEAK PREVIEW of items that will be in the upcoming catalog (available January 19th)!!!!!!!!!
Normally, we demonstrators are the only ones who get to see the product early so we can prepare our projects for you BUT Stampin' Up! has decided to let you in on the treat!
Remember, if you order this today (December 23rd) and also order some Retired Sets at 10% off for a total order of $70 or more, you get FREE SHIPPING! The free shipping and 10% off retired sets ends today so get your orders in quick to take advantage of this great deal!!!!!
Remember, if you want to shop online just click the Catalog on the right side bar. This will take you to my Stampin' Up! website where you can click "Shop Now" in the top right hand corner and shop away!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Out with the Old and In with the New

As we approach a new year we also approach a new catalog for Stampin' Up! What does that mean to you? RETIRED SETS!!!!!!! The list is out!!!!! What could be better than getting the Retirement List? A SALE OF COURSE! From now until December 23rd ALL RETIRED SETS ARE 10% OFF!!!!! AND, if you place an order over $70 you get FREE SHIPPING!!! What a deal? Could it get better? Yes! If you take advantage of this offer, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate from me to spend in the new Catalog (available January 18th)

Here's the scoop, just click on the Retiring Stamps picture on the right sidebar and it will take you to my online store where you can see pictures off all the retiring sets. The prices shown on the sets are full price so just take 10% off. If you order online, the discount will be applied when you checkout. Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Diva Sketch Challenge 12/5

Here's my sketch challenge for this week! I truly love this little set called A Flower for All Seasons!

Set: A Flower for All Seasons, Many Merry Messages
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Going Grey

Want the supplies to make this card? Click on the picture of the Catalog on the right sidebar. This will take you directly to my website where you can click the Shop Now button located in the upper right corner under my name and shop away!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Specials

A new month and more savings for you!

First up, take a look at your Fall/Winter Sampler on the back page and you will see the final promotion:

Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Item # Description Retail 20% Off

111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95 $25.56

112911 Vuelo de la mariposa $31.95 $25.56
(Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)

111676 Puns from the Past $27.95 $22.36

111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76

111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16

111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16

111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 $10.36

112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95 $10.36

111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95 $10.36

Also, our Country Living Kit for $49.95 is available till December 31st or while supplies last. This kit is the coolest ever! The supplies you get as well as the DIE CUT Chipboard AND DIE CUT Designer paper to match all the shapes if purchased separately would be well over the $49.95 price! In addition to putting some as ornaments on your tree, think about using them for elements on Cards and Scrapbook Pages! If you click on the picture of the flyer on the right hand side bar it will take you to my website where you can watch a video of Shelli Gardner sharing some ideas for this kit!

Don't forget during this busy season that if you can't attend either my Technique Class this Friday at 10:00 a.m. or my Stamp Camp on the 19th at 10:00 am you can still order online!!!!!!!!! Just go to my website: and click on the Shop Now Button in the top right hand corner directly below my name.

Christmas starts NOW!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale

It's here!!!! Stampin' Up!'s own Black Friday!!! But it's not for only one day and you don't have to fight any crowds to get the sales, how cool is that!!!! Stampin' Up! is offering all sorts of product bundles at great discounts! To see all these exciting bundles, just click the picture of the shopping cart on my sidebar and it will take you straight to my online store!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Class

You've eaten the turkey, gone to the Mall at 6:00 am on Friday, now what to do on Saturday???

Come make some Christmas cards, of course!!!!!!!! Come kick off your holidays by making this six adorable cards and a little house to keep them in. Got family visiting for the weekend? No worries, bring them along (over the age of 12 please). Class size is limited to 12 people but if I get more I'll schedule a second session. Here's a picture of the project. Class fee will be $30 with $10 refundable for each $50 you spend that day.

Contact me at for reservations and more information.

Diva Sketch Challenge 11/21

Here's this week's Challenge! I have Stamp Camp today! Woo Hoo!

Stamp Set: To You and Yours, Cute and Curly

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Holiday Treasures DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red

Accessories: Library Clips, Curly Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Have a great weekend!!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Designing Divas - November

This is my submission for Designing Divas for November!

SET: Puns from the Past

CARDSTOCK: Tangerine Tango, More Mustard Confetti Cream, Haiku DSP

INKS: Chocolate Chip

ACCESSORIES: 1" Brown Double Stitched Grosgrain, Library Clips, Scallop Edge Punch

This is a quick and easy card that comes together in no time. I am in love with the little library clips and had been hoarding them! LOL!

Remember, the Puns from the Past set can be yours FREE when you host a Workshop and your sales are greater than $350 (which also gets you some great Hostess gifts as well!)

Have a great day!!!!

Today's Diva Sketch

Woo hoo! If it's time for a Diva Sketch, it must be Friday!!!!! Happy Weekend everyone!

This is definitely going to be one of my Christmas Cards!


Sets: To You and Yours

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP, Creamy Caramel

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke

Accessories: 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Blender Pen, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Burgundy Grosgrain Ribbon.

I stamped the image in Chocolate Chip, used the 2 Way Glue Pen to apply the Dazzling Diamonds for the snow and picked up ink from the Always Artichoke Classic Pad with the Blender Pen and colored in the trees and the wreath on the door.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Diva Sketch Challenge 11/7

Is it really November already???????? I had so much fun making today's card! This is a technique I learned from my friend, Suzy Robb. She is a very talented artist and teacher!

I'll put the tutorial up later as I have Technique Class this morning!

Here's the card:

Stamp Sets: Stem Sayings

Ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze

Cardstock: Baha Breeze, Whisper White, Ski Slope DSP

Accessories: Birds and Blooms Large Flower Sizzlet, Flower Brads, Tangerine Tango Ribbon

Here's a close up of the embossing:

Hope you all have a great day! Check back Monday for the tutorial!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Diva Sketch Challenge 10/31

Wow! I can't believe today is Halloween!!!!! I hope you all have a safe and happy day!

Here's my Diva Sketch Challenge for the week. I thought I'd get Fall off with a bang!

Set: Happy Blessings

Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Confetti Cream, Autumn Vine DSP

Ink: Basic Black, More Mustard; Markers - Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Garden Green

Accessories: 1 1/4" Punch, 1 3/8" Punch, Photo Corner Punch

Friday, October 24, 2008

Diva Sketch Challenge 10/24

Hey everyone! I'm off to Regionals in San Antonio with my wonderful upline, Caron!!!! We're going to meet up with fellow Divas, Barbara and Maria while we are there. What fun!

This is this week's sketch challenge for the Divas:

Stamps: Season of Friendship
Paper: Autumn Vine Designer Paper, More Mustard, Really Rust
Ink: Really Rust, More Mustard
Accessories: Clear Buttons, Naturally Serif Sizzix Die
Have a great day!!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Divas Sketch Challenge 2

Morning All! It's time for a Diva Sketch Challenge. My computer mouse is not working correctly so I am having to use the one on the keypad (yeck!!!!!). I also can't figure out how to import the sketch itself so bear with me as I figure all this out LOL! Anyway, here's my version of the sketch!
Paper: Ghostly Greetings DSP, Kiwi Kiss
Sets: All Holidays
Have a great day!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Online Ordering is here!!!!!

Think about this scene:

It's 1:oo a.m and you can't sleep. Instead of counting sheep you grab your Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog and dream of all the stamps and supplies you want. Suddenly, you see a card that you really want to make with a set you don't yet own. What to do? Ruthie is probably not asleep but the rest of her house is (LOL!). NOW YOU CAN JUST LOG ON TO MY WEBSITE, go to the button under my information in the top right-hand corner that says "SHOP NOW", click and order RIGHT THEN!!!! Is that not the coolest?

Of course, this does not replace coming to stamp camps, clubs or workshops because we love getting together but it does serve that instant "need" we all have from time to time!

If you have anyquestions regarding this, please let me know!

I'm going to be posting about my upcoming World Cardmaking Day later on tonight or tomorrow but in the meantime, SAVE THE DATE of Saturday October 4th.

Talk you soon!

Friday, August 29, 2008

3d Star Tutorial

Woo hoo! I figured out how to get pictures with the text!



Star Punch
Vellum Cardstock
Fiskars Cutter

Punch the star out and lay it in the cutter as pictured

Next, put the cutting track down and use your bone folder to score from the middle of the star to the top of the point

This is what the star looks like after all points have been scored:

Pinch the points along the fold line to make the star even more 3D:

Voila! A 3D star!

I use a Pop Up Glue Dot in the center of the star to attach it to the card. This also makes it stay 3D even if it goes through the mail.

3D Star Card

This was one of my swaps for convention. I have a tutorial for how to make the star and as soon as I can figure out how to upload it here, I'll do it!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamps: Classic Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Confetti White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Large and Small Star punches

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here it is!

Here is my new blog! I am so excited to be able to list all sorts of things on here! This is still under construction so bear with me as I add things.

First of all, you will see the SU catalog and the Celebrando catalog. These are available in PDF form only as SU prepares for ON LINE ORDERING! If you would like a PDF of these, please contact me and I will be glad to make it available to you! For the Holiday Mini and the Decor Elements brochures, just click on the picture and you can view each.

Other new things are the BIG SHOT and SU exclusive Dies! These will be available for you to order beginning September 2nd.

There are all sorts of specials going on right now so visit my SU website to see them and my calendar. Do you have several friends who love Stamping and/or Scrapbooking? Let me come and share some projects with them and you can earn free product!!!!! My website has my calendar and you can pick a date straight from there. Just let me know what works for you!