Stamping 101: How to Create Card Layers!

Making beautiful handmade cards begins with knowing how to cut the card to be the size that you want.  Here are some quick and simple instructions on cutting card stock to create the basic card size and creating mats to layer on top! Stamping 101:  Card Layers Basic Cards are generally 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 after they have been… Read More »

Feeling Fickle with Stampin’ Up!

I always feel so fickle using my Stampin’ Up! goodies.  Honestly, one day my very favorite color to stamp with is Melon Mambo and the next it’s Midnight Muse!  Most of the time, the color my card turns out to be isn’t the one I had planned in my head when I sat down to be creative! Today… Read More »

Forging Friendships with Stampin’ Up!

One of the unexpected perks of joining Stampin! Up! has been the friendships that I have formed.  I did not expect that a little blog would lead down some of the paths that it is taking me!  I’m having a great time!! When you join Stampin’ Up!, you select a demonstrator to be your Upline.  This is the… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! with Collage Curios!

When Stampin’ Up! came out with the new Spring catalog, there were a few stamp sets that I was sure I would not use.  Of course, as soon as you see the fabulous projects that other people are making with the sets you didn’t buy, you just have to get them! You know that I just got this… Read More »

A Day Late and a Dollar Short!

Somehow this week, I lost a day!  I’m not sure whether it’s due to the fact that I have a bad cold or that I worked Monday and then I’m off the rest of the week.   Whatever it is, I just haven’t been connecting on all cylinders!  I totally forgot that today’s post was supposed to be my… Read More »

Sent With Love Bundle From Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! has a cute little bundle of products available for 20% off until April 30, called Sent with Love.  The bundle includes a stamp set, a package of designer series paper and some Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine. I actually think this would be a great scrapbooking set!  It’s all about travel.  The colors include Calypso Coral, Pool… Read More »

What Do You Do With The Littlest Pearls?

What’s not to love about the UPS man?  He comes to your door, greets you with a smile and hands you a box full of stamping supplies!  Then he leaves you alone to play with your stamping supplies.  He’s practically perfect in every way. Today, he delivered my Round Array Bundle and some pretty ribbon!  I love that… Read More »

A Fitting Occasion With Stampin’ Up and a Fabric Frenzy!

Stampin’ Up is having a Fabric Frenzy!  For this week only, March 25-31, Stampin’ Up! is having a 50% off sale of selected fabrics while supplies last! Seamstress or not–you’ll love using our high quality Designer Fabric–especially at 50 percent off! Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin’ Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is… Read More »

Perfectly Imperfect: My Stamping Business Gets a New Design!

I had such a great day redesigning my blog using My Digital Studio!!  I would love  for you to leave a comment and let me know three things: Do you like the new design? What projects, stamp sets or techniques would you like me to create projects from next? What are your favorite projects: cards, scrapbooks, or 3D… Read More »

Another New Stampin’ Up! Announcement and Sneak Peek Bundle!!!

This and That is one of the new product lines that Stampin’ Up! will carry in the new annual catalog that will be released on June1!  They are giving us another sneak peek and an opportunity to purchase yet another money saving bundle to try out a few of the goodies ahead of time!!!! This bundle would make… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!!!

Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year, Sale-A-Bration, ends at midnight today!  Today is your last chance to take advantage of your freebies! Click here to view the brochure!  sab2013english-1 What will you choose?  Will it be one of my favorites, like the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper or the Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbon set? Maybe it… Read More »

3 Cards from Madison Avenue!

I decided to take one last walk down Madison Avenue!  This started out as my favorite stamp set for Sale-A-Bration!  There were so many great choices of stamp sets that you can still get for free for 2 more days! I absolutely LOVE this color combination from the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Free #127540) and the Sycamore… Read More »

Free Birthday Party Download from My Digital Studio!

Not only has Stampin’ Up! dropped their prices on the My Digital Studio software (from $79.99 to $19.99!), they also made upgrading from the original MDS software to the latest version FREE! Wait!  There’s more!  They released a new download today called Bday Under Construction Ensemble (133422)!  It looks like a great printable kit for a little boy’s… Read More »

An Easter Card Challenge with Stampin’ Up!

There is nothing like a beautiful piece of patterned paper to inspire you in your handmade card creation.  Stampin’ Up! really has a hit with their Tea for Two Designer Series Paper.  Every side of every sheet is gorgeous! How pretty is this paper?  I feel like it just screams “Vintage Romance”! (#129311)  The Easter Blessings sentiment (#129183)… Read More »

3 Fun Card Ideas with Stampin’ Up!s Pretty Petites!

I love punches.  There is no question that I like to play around with them and find new ways to use them!  Punches, framelits and Big Shot Dies make card making so much easier.  No more fussy cutting with paper snips!  You can get fun shapes with a punch or framelit. The petite curly label punch (#129405) is… Read More »