Friday, December 14, 2012

If you love our Clearance Rack, today you’re going to love it more!  And if you’ve never shopped the Clearance Rack before, now is the time to check it out! We’ve added over 300 new items to the Clearance Rack with discounts up to 80 percent off retail—but only while supplies last.
So head on over to my Online Store and see what we’ve got waiting for you—you’ll find all kinds of embellishments, like buttons, ribbons, and brads—as well as Designer Series Paper, cardstock, stamp pads, punches, and dies.
And for the first time ever, we’re offering stamp sets—both wood- and clear-mount—with discounts up to 40 percent!
Visit my Online Store now to see all that’s waiting for you in our Clearance Rack Blitz!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Packaging Bundles

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Making Paper Ornaments

Making Paper Ornaments

Q: I’ve seen some great paper ornaments lately. I’d like to make some, but don’t know how!

Ornaments and Snowflakes

A: Paper ornaments are a hot trend this holiday season. Beyond decorating trees, they are being used as décor items around the home, as accents on wrapped gifts, and as fun, family projects. Of course, there are so many different ornaments to choose from. Luckily, I have a couple of gorgeous, and easy, ones to share. I got these ideas from Stampin’ Success, a magazine that demonstrators receive free from Stampin’ Up! It’s one of the great perks of being a demo! Here are instructions for Paper Bulb Ornaments and Glitter Snowflake Ornaments. Enjoy!

Paper Bulb Ornament:

• Ornaments are made up of 9 strips of paper that are 1” wide. The center strip is 8” long. Each curved layer is 1” longer. Make the ornament strips from plain or stamped card stock or from a selection of your favourite Designer Series Paper. You’ll need strips in the following sizes:

     1    1” x 8” strip for the center

     2    1” x 9” strips

     2    1” x 10” strips

     2    1” x 11” strips

     2    1” x 12” strips

• Pierce holes centered in the end of each strip, about 1/4” from the end, using the Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (#126199).

• Layer the strips so the top ends are even and so they are stacked in this order: 12”, 11”, 10”, 9”, 8”, 9”, 10”, 11”, 12”.

• Place a Silver 1/8” Mini Brad (#122941) through the pierced holes. Spread prong to close brad and hold layers together.

• Thread the holes at the bottom of the strips through a Silver Mini Brad causing the longer layers to curve out.

• Thread a piece of Linen Thread (#104199) or Baker’s Twine (page 172) through the center of the ornament and slip it up between the strips so it wraps around the Mini Brad. Knot thread around the brad to hold in place and then create a loop to hang the ornament.

• Optional: Cover brads with buttons, Pearl or Rhinestone Jewels, or ribbon.

• Make ornaments of different sizes by starting with a shorter 8" x 3/4" center strip and adding 1/2” for each layer from the center.

Glitter Snowflake Ornament:

This super-fast ornament can be made two ways.

My Digital Studio:

• This option allows you to make snowflakes in any size you wish. Use the Snowflake Punch in My Digital Studio. Size Snowflake Punch as large as you want.

• Print to create a template. Cut out template.

• Trace onto the back of Glimmer Paper (available in Silver, Red, and Champaign).

• Cut out by hand.

• Create ornament from a single snowflake or sandwich 2 snowflakes back-to-back so both sides are finished. For a 3-D ornament, score 3 snowflakes in half, fold, and adhere backs together.

• Use Linen Thread (#104199) or Baker’s Twine (page 172) to hang ornament.

Big Shot:

• This option is faster since it doesn’t require cutting snowflakes by hand, but it only makes 3 ornament sizes. Die cut Glimmer Paper using Snow Flurry Bigz Die and the Big Shot.

• Create ornament from one or two layers, or make a 3-D ornament as described above.

Ornamental Elegance Kit

Ornamental Elegance Kit (#132832)Ornamental Elegance Kit (#132832)

Ornamental Elegance Kit (#132832)

Last but not least, Stampin' Up! has produced a kit you can order online, while supplies last, of the ornament that graces the cover of our Holiday Catalogue. The kit, which you can purchase online at my store (item #132832), includes all the supplies you need to makes 10 heirloom ornaments for only $17.95. 

Enjoy making these fun, paper ornaments to give as gifts, to add to wrapped gifts, and to decorate your home. It’s a great project to do with the kids and makes thoughtful and affordable gifts for teachers that kids will be proud to say they helped with. Or make the ornaments with the kids over winter break. It will keep them occupied with something fun, productive, and affordable, plus you’ll have lots of ornaments to give as well as use for decoration!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Go Digital NOW

There has never been a better time to start digital card making and scrap booking than during 2012 Online Extravaganza - Monday, Nov 19th

My Digital Studio products offered during the sale are:

130646  MDS 2+ (download)                      Reg Retail: $99.95     Sale Price: $49.98

130644  MDS 2 (download)                        Reg Retail: $49.95     Sale Price: $24.98

130650  MDS 2 Upgrade (for those who already own My Digital Studio, download)

                                                                     Reg Retail: $24.95     Sale Price: $ 12.48


You will find even more information HERE .

My Digital Studio has its own fantastic website with tons of information and resources.

Going "Digital" using a high-quality product has never been more affordable, so join the fun now and start making your first project using MDS 2.  See here what others have made.

I'd love to help you with your decision.  Let me know if you have questions.

Friday, November 16, 2012

2012 Online Extragaganza

Our biggest online sale of the year starts on Monday November 19th and ends on November 28th.  There will be discounts of 20%-50% off select products! No standing in lines or fighting crowds required! 

To kick off this event, Stampin' Up! has three products at 20 percent off for MONDAY ONLY. 
If you'd like to get a Big Shot ... you might want to check back on Monday, hint, hint!
 More details are HERE

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Snow drift effect - How did she do that?

You have to watch this video, Kerry did an awesome job!

Kerry Bunting, Stampin' Up! demonstrator from Australia has posted her beautiful card a few days ago.  Now she made this video to share with all of you.
Enjoy it and let me know what you think about it.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What a beautiful morning ...

If we had pumpkins in the yard, they would be covered in frost this morning. Well, well, it's here - the first real frost, all covered in white, the sun is rising, the lake is calm, sky is blue, what a beautiful November morning. It's an exciting day for our neighbours south of the border - election day in the USA. By tonight your leader will chosen and I can't wait to see the outcome. I wish everyone a great and peaceful day. I am heading back to my chair by the wood stove and finish my morning tea. Hmmmm

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's all about Single Stamps ....

Stampin' Up! Single Stamps

Q: I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is offering single stamps, is that true?

Single Stamps

A: Yes! Customers and demonstrators around the world voted and the result was
a trial release of a few favourite Stampin’ Up! stamps as single stamps! Here’s the scoop on
single stamps:

Why Single Stamps:

Sometimes there is just one stamp in a set we use over and over
again. Now you can easily
sample a few stamps from a variety of stamp sets. Plus, these single stamps make great gifts
for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, teens – you get the idea – everyone! Now that’s a
stocking stuffer I’d love to have in my stocking! Wouldn’t you?

What Stamps:

• Your choice of individual stamps from the Word Play, Seasonal Sayings, and Perfectly Penned
stamp sets

• 7 select images from a variety of popular stamp sets

• 3 never before seen special release individual stamp images

Single Stamp Details:

• Clear-mount only, no wood-mount option

• Clear Blocks are not included, but the recommended block size is listed with the stamp on the

• Single Stamps are packages individually in cellophane bags. Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (#119105)
for storing your collection of single stamps can be purchased separately

Single Stamps are a pilot program, so contact me today to order your favourite single stamp
images while they are available! Don’t forget to make your list and check it twice – single
stamps will be a favourite gift!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012


There are two ways to get FREE INK from November 1 through December 16:
  1. Hostesses who hold a minimum $575 party will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads. Customer orders, and online orders from my Online Store qualify for this promotion as well. Check the promotions page for more details.
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! during the promotion period will get a FREE collection of Classic Stampin' Pads with their Starter Kit! 

It's here: Meet the NEW Stampin' Trimmer

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters, and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest! 
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track  
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
  • Storage compartment under base 
  • Item # 126889;  $41.95
So many features of this tool make it the best on the market. The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting. The handle shows you exactly where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin and end. And, with the specially-designed insertion point, the handles snap into the track easily without bending or bowing the track itself-which helps to keep the track straight and rigid. 
Do you remember the times when you were getting a straight cut, but it turned out to be bowed.  The new handles and cutting track are so stable, your cuts will be perfectly straight!
This tool is all about ease - the cutting track is longer than 12" making it so easy to cut or score a full sheet of cardstock without having to remove any of the blades.

Let me know if you have any questions about this product or stop by my studio to check it out in person.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Celebration of Digital Scrapbooking D

Free Downloads & 50% Off All Digital Kits


Let's combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio - and enjoy a week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!  For further details check here

Check the list of ALL digital kits here, or view our kits in detail in my online store

For more details visit

Let me know if you have questions about this promotion, I will gladly assist you.

Austria - here I come again!

It's official:  I will be travelling to Austria on 20 November, back by the end of February 2013.  I will be available by e-mail, through facebook and my blog.  My online store is open 24/7 and I will reward my online customers for their orders.  Stay tuned for more details.

Friday, October 26, 2012

1 Day Only - Stamp Sale

This has never happened before - for ONE DAY ONLY Stampin'Up! is having a Stamp Sale.  

On Monday, 29 October 2012, from 12:00 AM (MT) until 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp Stampin'Up! sells will be 15 percent off.
 This sale DOES NOT include Wheel stamps, Hostess sets, Bundled stamp sets and Digital stamp brush sets.
There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

I am happy to help you with your order and answer any questions you might have.
Single Stamp Promotion - Check details here
Contact me as soon as possible to add your order to my workshop order or place your own customer order, if you prefer to have the product shipped directly to your home.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Card Buffet

It's the time again, time to make some beautiful cards here in my Stampin Cabin.
I am looking forward to a nice time with a great group of my loyal customers.  Last minute set-up has been completed, all I need to do is print off the instruction sheets for each of the projects.
I am excited!

For anyone who missed this Card Buffet, please contact me and I will see how I can accommodate you on a different date.  I don't want anyone to miss out.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! restocked the Clearance Rack

Great news my stamping friends - Stampin'Up! has just added over 70 items to the Clearance Rack Check it out before it's too late!  
I am certain you will find several items you will like and could use.  Don't delay your order, as usual, the products are only available while supplies last and often sell out quickly.

Please let me know if you have questions or need help with the order, I will gladly assist you.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stampin' Up! in Austria

Welcome to all Austrian stampers!

I am so excited to have the opportunity to purchase Stampin' Up! product in Austria.  Especially since I will be there for a few months over the winter.  No more "stamping withdrawal" for me while being there.
I am especially looking forward to share my love for paper crafting with my friends and family, and I am sure it will easily spread from there.  

Keep checking for more info and updates....

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Make the Christmas Ornament


Q: I love the ornament featured on the front of the Holiday catalogue. How do I make it?

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

A: That ornament is all the rage in the stampin’ world! This month, you can receive the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack with our Christmas Gift Promotion.

You’ll be surprised that you can create such a beautiful ornament from paper. It takes a bit of time, but is actually pretty simple to do. And it makes a great gift.

Here’s how!


• Ornament Keepsake stamp set (#128048 wood, #128051 clear)

• Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies (#127816)

• Big Shot (#113439)

• Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (#126966)

• Old Olive Classic Ink Pad (#126953)

• Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)

• Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)

• 1-3/8” Circle Punch (#119860)

• 3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (#127841)

• Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755)

• Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (#127555)

• Large Pearl Basic Jewels (#125577)

• Linen Thread (#104199)

• 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon or other ribbon for hanging ornament

• Rosette Die (#125594)

• Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper (#126901)

• Silicone Craft Sheet (#127853)

• Bone Folder (#102300)

• Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

Step 1: Stamp 20 of the larger ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. Stamp 20 of the small ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. Score 15 of each ornament in half from top to bottom using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Fold in half along the score line.

Step 2: Use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere three of the scored ornaments together. Adhere one half of the first ornament lined up with one half of the next ornament and then do the same with the third ornament. Leave one half of the first and last ornaments un-glued. Repeat the steps until you have created 5 sets of the 3-ornament groupings in each ornament style. Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the halves of the first and last ornaments in the 3-ornament grouping. Adhere to the back of an un-scored ornament of the same style. Repeat for all 5 sets of each style.

Step 3: Punch a circle from scrap card stock using the 1-3/8” Circle Punch. Place the circle on the Silicone Craft Sheet. Add a line of hot glue around the edge of the circle. Position the necks of the larger Old Olive ornaments, flat side down, evenly around the circle. Press into the hot glue. Use the Bone Folder to avoid burning yourself.
Nest the smaller ornaments with the larger ornaments.

To finish up, add Tulle Ribbon and linen thread, and create a rosette to add to the center of the ornament with the clear button using hot glue. Punch a hole for ribbon at the top. Optional: Add Dazzling Details Stampin’ Glitter or Champaign Shimmer Mist to add sparkle to the finished ornament.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 2012 Questions & Answers


Q: You have a lot of adhesives – how do I know which ones to use?

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

A: That’s a sticky question – pun intended! Ha! Okay, seriously, there are a lot of adhesives, but that is good news because it means that you can get the perfect one for your project! Here are the details to help you make the choice that will stick best!

The Annual Catalogue has 11 different adhesives listed on page 177. There is also a little blurb about each and I’ve included even more detail for you here:

8 Most Popular Adhesives:

  1. SNAIL Adhesive (#104332) – The most versatile adhesive. Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, and other flat projects. Acid-free.
  2. Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430) – A must have! Just a bit of dimension added by these double-sided foam pieces can make a project really pop!
  3. Glue Dots (#103683) – These strong little dots are ideal for adding buttons, bows, knotted ribbon, and other small embellishments. Acid-free.
  4. Sticky Strip (#104294) – The go-to adhesive for 3-D projects like boxes or projects that will be handled a lot. This super-sticky double-sided tape is a must-have!
  5. Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755) – Great for adding embossed card stock layers without crushing the embossing, and is a fast and economical choice for putting together cards. Plus, this adhesive is permanent when used to adhere while it’s wet, or let it dry and it is a strong temporary adhesive like a super-sticky note.
  6. Anywhere Glue Sticks (2) (#104045) – This quick and economical adhesive is best on card stock or Designer Series Paper. It dries quickly, but isn’t quite as strong as SNAIL or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  7. Crystal Effects (#101055) – This super-glossy liquid makes a strong adhesive, but also creates a beautiful, lacquered look over images.
  8. 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) – With the small tip, this adhesive is applied much like using a marker, making it great for adding glitter to detailed areas.
    Like the Multipurpose Liquid Glue, the 2-Way Glue Pen is also permanent when used wet and a temporary adhesive when first allowed to dry.
Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options

3 Specialty Adhesives:
  1. Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194) – Just like it says, this adhesive is best when used with fabric. It comes on a roll and can be cut with Big Shot dies. To use it, simply iron the adhesive onto the fabric, cut the fabric, peel off the backing, and then iron the fabric to your project. It’s machine washable, and the package includes instructions for your reference.
  2. Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805) – These adhesive sheets are ideal for creating your own self-adhesive die cuts or stickers using your precut shapes.
    With edge-to-edge coverage, this adhesive is great for projects where you want to be sure the edges don’t lift. Twelve sheets of 12” x 12” adhesive gives you a great value and a whole lot of adhesive to get creative with - it could become addictive! Instructions included for your reference. Acid-free.
  3. Shaker Frames (#124155) – These double-sided foam frames are 1/8” thick and are perfect for creating shaker cards. Simply select a Shaker Frame in your desired size, add it to your project, add a bit of glitter, small beads, etc., into the frame and then cover with Window Sheet. Each package includes 36 frames (6 each of 6 nested circle sizes), so you’ll have lots of creative options.

Stampin' Up! Adhesive Options
This is a great time to stock up on our most popular adhesives and get rewarded for doing so. 
Purchase one of each of the top 8 adhesives and receive one free roll of ribbon. If you have the SNAIL dispenser already, get 2 refills instead.

Hopefully this list will keep you from being stuck when wondering which adhesive to use! If you have any questions or want more details on any of these adhesives, I am here to help!

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