The Perfectly Simple Virtual Stamp Club

Do you like to Stamp? Do you have a long wish list from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog? Would you like to learn a different technique each month? Are you a crafter who is short on time and working with a budget? Have you ever thought about joining a Virtual Club?   The Perfectly Simple Virtual Stamp Club is… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Casing a Card By the Tide!!!

Stampin’ Up! provides such great resources for demonstrators.  One of the resources we get is a bi-monthly magazine filled with great ideas and business tips.    This month’s magazine was totally inspirational!!!  I found a card I loved and CASED it!  (CASE=Copy And Share Everything!) I did not have the sentiment set that they used in the magazine,… Read More »

3 Swallowtail Cards with 2 techniques!

I have 3 more Swallowtail cards to share with you today!  Stampin’ Up! really created a great stamp with this one!  I can’t believe the number of techniques I’ve done with this one stamp in the last several days.  If you missed yesterday’s post, make sure you check it out!  I shared 3 completely different cards, using different… Read More »

6 Stamping Techniques Using 1 Stampin’ Up! Swallowtail!

Stampin’ Up!s new Swallowtail stamp make the perfect image to practice all of our stamping techniques!  I created 6 different cards using a different technique on each card using only the Swallowtail image stamp and a few sentiments. I’m having trouble deciding on which card is my favorite, but I think this one is it.  It was so… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Weekly Digital Downloads Are Available!

With four templates in one download the Think Back Photobook will help you preserve your family’s legacy. Sit down with your mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa and ask them the big questions about life, like: What makes you feel young? What is the first thing you learned how to cook? What personality quirk will you indulge when you’re… Read More »

Create a Card With Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection!

Create a card with Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection and a really great card sketch!  I LOVE the card sketch that I started with on the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge today.  WOW!!!!  Would you look at this!!! Tell me that is not a beautiful layout!  I would never have thought of this layout without a little help from… Read More »

6 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Embellishment Clips

I’ve been working my way through Stampin’ Up!s Artisan Embellishment kit.  I’ve been looking at the great resin flowers and buttons that were included in the kit, knowing that they would make spectacular clip toppers. How great are these?  They are going to be fabulous book marks for my myriad of idea notebooks and sketchbooks!  I love my… Read More »

Stamping 101: Basic Supply List Suggestions

Stamping 101: Basic Supply List     These are my recommendations for different price points when you are getting started stamping. My Basic Recommendations Include 5 Items: Inks:  Choose a neutral stamp pad and a set of markers. Paper: Get White paper and one package of colors to match your markers. Adhesive Paper Snips Stamp Set Sample Supply List #1: … Read More »

The Time is Right to Join Stampin’ Up!

If you’ve ever been to a Stampin’ Up! workshop or looked at someone’s blog and thought, “I could do that!”, you can! If you have been waiting for the perfect time to join Stampin’ Up!, this is it.  Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.  That’s 25 years of SUCCESS!  It’s a year of celebration for… Read More »

Two Minute Technique: Embossing Buttons

I decided to try adding something besides a bow or a pearl to my buttons.  I tried embossing them!  It’s a really fun effect and fairly simple to do. I generally don’t like plain buttons,  I always feel like they need to have a bow, a knot or some bling like a rhinestone or a pearl.  This time… Read More »

5 Card Set of Masculine Thank You Cards With Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up!s new Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper and the Beyond Plaid stamp set really lend themselves to creating masculine cards.  Here is a quick set of 3×3″ thank you cards in a matching folder. I used several elements to create the cards and folder.  I created 6 pieces of crumb cake card stock cut at 2-7/8 x… Read More »

Oh Hello, Sunshine! With Stampin’ Up!

After all the snow, rain and dreary weather of the last week, I’ve been craving sunshine.  I created a card that screams sunshine!  Stampin’ Up!s beautiful variety of Designer Series Paper is a fabulous starting point! This is a great way to use your paper scraps.  If you are anything like me, you save every strip you trim… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Sent With Love

Here is a picture of the exclusive Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper being offered in the Sent With Love special bundle. Stampin’ Up! creates bundles of products that they offer together to save you money.  You save 20% if you purchase the stamp set, baker’s twine and the papers at one time using the product number for the bundle: … Read More »

Every Stampin’ Up! Expert Was Once a Beginner!

Stamping 101 and a Plea for Help! Everyone has to start at the beginning when they are learning something new.  I’ve had a lot of requests from people for some beginning stamping videos and tutorials.  I’ve created a link in my menu bar for Stamping 101!  It is meant to be a series of tutorials and videos teaching… Read More »

You Are My Sunshine!

Stampin’ Up! has so many great stamps, papers, inks and embellishments that sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.  Today, it was easy.  I opened the box with my newest supplies and there in the bottom of the box was this stamp!  It is one of the single stamps you can purchase in Stampin’ Up!s single stamp… Read More »