Saturday, February 27, 2010

Clear Mount Stamps


Over the past few years, there has been enormous demand from demonstrators and customers alike for a line of repositionable clear-mount rubber stamps. Well, we asked for it, and now we have it! Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers their exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option.  

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features

# Nine different sizes of clear blocks
    available individually or as a discounted bundle.

# Blocks have ergonomic grooves
    on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.

# Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean 
    with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist.

# Optional image labels on stamp backs
   let you decide if you want to see the image
   through the block or not.

# Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.

# Large clear blocks can be used to create collages
    or spell words with alphabet sets.

Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases
   with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

I thought I wasn't going to give in......BUT

I DID! And I love them!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Today's card was a treat to make.
 I love the new 12X12 stack of paper
It's available in the Occasions Mini Catalog
til April 30 2010.
There are 48 sheets total/2 each of 24 double-sided designs-12X12"

So many fun designs...sure to get you in the mood for SPRING! They not only coordinate with the Sweet Pea stitched felt pieces but the Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red SU Cardstock as well.
WOW! Think of all the projects you'll be able to CREATE!

It has the makings for a FABULOUS WORKSHOP!

SU Cardstock: In-color Melon Mambo, 117161 Sweet Pea DSP
117266 Sweet Pea Stitched Felt flowers, 117681 Pretty in Pink Coruroy Buttons
Build-a-Brad, 118580 clear mount Messages for Mom stamp set
punches: 1/2" Circle , Word Window, 118402 Scallop Trim Border (from Sale-a-Bration)

I would love to help you create this simple card... click here
Let me know when you would like to schedule your own personal time to stamp!

Now would be the perfect time to get some of your product FREE!
(Place an order for $50.00 and get a FREE Stamp Set)

Monday, February 22, 2010


This past Saturday evening, what a fun nite!! I was invited to the home of my Stampin' Up! upline, Dawn Olchefske's, for supper with 3 other demonstrators. Dawn prepared a Taco Soup that was so scrumptious with all the fixins (sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole', salsa, etc.) AND some wonderful Corn Bread! We ate to our hearts content and then on to some very cute stampin projects.  With some personal supplies in hand, (that Dawn had emailed us to bring) such as adhesives, scissors and our personal paper cutters (she supplied the rest)--we enjoyed an evening of food, fun and laughter.

This event was a reward for achieving goals during the quarter...there were 4 of us that night.
Gayle Klingelhoets, Ann Truenow, Bobbie Peterson and myself.

We received these wonderful bags with the Lovely Flowers Bundle/ level 3 hostess set. This includes  the Flower Lines stamp set/Lovely Lines Rub-ons/ and double sided Designer Series paper-Lovely Flowers. You can earn this Hostess Set by contacting me to hostess your own Stampin' Up! workshop.  click here 

My wonderful hubby has joked that my stamping is an addiction...and I admit he's right! I told him that night...bye hon, I'm off to my SUPPORT GROUP!! It's so wonderful to have a group of women to encourage you to push yourself to new levels, inspire you with their creativeness and help you believe that YOU CAN!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Card /Matching Frame

Added Touches

I've been stamping long enough now, that I see the natural progression of things. When I first started out, my cards were simple. One or two layers, simple stamping, no embellishments! Sometimes I like to go back to the more simple time...but tweak it some. Take a simple stamp set. In this case "I {Heart} Hearts" from the Occasions Mini Catalog and Whimsical Words from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.

Even with the ribbon (white, colored with Certainly Celery Marker) and soft subtle button, it seemed to lack something.  So...I add some Morse Code as I call it. Dashes and dots! They just seem to add a little dimension. With some squiggles...Voila', you now have a card that is "eye catching" but not over-the-top.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Everyday Ideas

Everyday Ideas 

I hear so many claim to "not have a creative bone in my body"!
I could never be a demonstrator, where do you get all of your ideas?
Believe it or not, if you look around you, there are so many things you can take your ideas from.

I have been looking at this frame, given to me by a dear friend, and thought...that would make a really cute card! If you take the time, look at ordinary objects, you can duplicate them. Even demonstrators "copy" from others. I would consider it a HUGE compliment if someone admired one of my creations enough to CASE it.
A CASE card I'm told is...Copy And Stamp Everything!

Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, Whisper White,
                  Going Gray textured
Classic Ink Stamp pad: Certainly Celery,Basic Black 
Basic Black Stampin write marker, Soft Subtles buttons,
White Taffeta Ribbon colored with Certainly Celery Marker

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I Heart Hearts

I {Heart} Hearts*

I am enjoying this stamp set ( I {Heart} Hearts*)
from the Occasions Mini Catalog so much.
I purchased it as a clear mount first!
For so long I held's all about resisting change.
Well, now I am hooked and it also coordinates with two of our punches:
(113693-Full Heart and 113694-Heart to Heart). 
The sentiment is clear mount(119119) Whimsical Words, a Sale-a-Bration set. 
I should add that both sets are available in wood mount also. 

Yes! Change is wonderful! That's what living in Minnesota gives us...Change!
A change of seasons...if you dont like the weather--wait a few minutes, it will change.This is a wonderful time of year, Sale-a-bration(Jan 5-Mar 31) 
AND the Occasions Mini Catalog (Jan 5-Apr 30)
It's like Christmas, after Christmas!

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Whimsical Words
Cardstock:So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Classic So Saffron, Big Shot Texturz plates-Background I
Punches: Designer Label, Ticket corner
Ribbon: 3/8" white taffeta  Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals 

To view either the Occasions Mini or Sale-a-Bration catalogs

Friday, February 12, 2010


It's time to SALE-A-BRATE!

From NOW til March 31st...every $50 that you spend

To start shopping click here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter has been sooo long it seems, I just need some SUNSHINE!
I love the In-Colors...especially Crushed Curry!
It's so close to sunshine that I just had to do an entire card using elements of it.

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, So Saffron, Razzelberry Lemonade DSP,
crushed curry polka-dot ribbon, 1 3/4 circle punch, scallop circle from the Stampin'Up! Pennant die. Whimsical Words stamp set which is a
Sale-a-Bration set you can get FREE with a $50 order.

To check out the Sale-a-Bration catalog click here


Welcome.....this is my first attempt at Blogging!
I've been a stamper forever it seems, but took the plunge and became a Stampin Up! Demonstrator  in 2006. What an adventure!