Sale-A-Bration samples

Sale-A-Bration is winding down with only a few days left.  If you want to place an order to earn one or more if these items free please contact me or order online through my website – by March 31st.

To view any of these selections and other samples click on the brochure on my sidebar which will take you to the promotions page of my website – then click on SALE-A-BRATION BROCHURE to open the pdf file.

Congrats stamp set #113770 – set of 7

Ribbon Bundle # 114618 – 20 yards of ribbon

Yummy stamp set #113782 – set of 3  (designed to coordinate with the Top Note Big Shot Die)

Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper #114674 – 16 sheets of 12×12 double-sided paper

Polka Dot Punches stamp set #113788 – set of 4 (designed to coordinate with several of our punches)

Botanical Blooms stamp set #113812 – set of 7 (a 2-step stampin’ set)

I thought I would share a collection of samples with you.  These are from the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website and are ideas sent in by various demonstrators to Stampin’ Up!  This is a great resource for Demonstrators to come find ideas.  You can click on each one to see a larger sample.

Have a great weekend!


Spring Happiness Scrapbook Page

A couple of days ago I shared a sneak peek of one of the scrapbook pages from my class.  I really love how it turned out.  The layout is from a scrapbook magazine but I changed it to use all Stampin’ Up! products of course.  The new Beautiful Butterlies Die for the Big Shot is one of my favorite!  I used the Delicate Dots Designer Series paper from the Sale-A-Brations brochure one more time.  I hope you like it.


Happy Stamping!


Sale-A-Bration Countdown

Sale-A-Bration 2009

Sale-A-Bration 2009

We are counting down the final days of the annual Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration –

only 8 more days!

For every $50 of Stampin’ Up! product you buy you can choose 1 item from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for free.  You have the following choices:

  • #113770 – Congrats stamp set (set of 7)
  • #114618 – Ribbon Bundle – includes 10 yds each of 5/8″ Certainly Celery poly-twill ribbon and 5/8″ So Saffron Grosgrain ribbon.
  • #113782 – Yummy stamp set (set of 3)
  • #114674 – Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (16 sheets total)
  • #113788 – Polka Dot Punches stamp set (set of 4)
  • #113812 – Botanical Blooms stamp set (set of 7)

Order today so you don’t miss out – you can shop 24/7 on my website – – just select the SHOP NOW button.  Or send me an email – – and I’ll place the order for you.

Here is a cute little note card designed by Stampin’ Up!ss_mar09_card_big

These are the supplies:


  • Botanical Blooms (Sale-A-Bration item 113812)
  • Congrats (Sale-A-Bration item 113770)


  • Blush Blossom card stock: 1-5/8″ x 3″
  • Chocolate Chip card stock: 1/4″ x 3″
  • Old Olive card stock: 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″
  • Ruby Red card stock: 3″ x 3″ (finished size)
  • Watercolor paper: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″


  • Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Jet Black StazOn pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • Whisper White 3/8″ taffeta ribbon: 8″
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Crafters’ Tool Kit
  • Scallop Edge punch

Have a wonderful rest of the day – I’m headed to the craft room to watch Dancing with the Stars and work on scrapbook pages for my class on Wednesday night.  I’ll post an update on the birds tomorrow – I’m so glad everyone enjoyed the pictures.


Wagons Full of Eggs

easter-invite-supplies I’m making wagons full of eggs.  Well there is really only one egg in each wagon – the eggs are big.  In fact when I got this stamp set it was much bigger than I was expecting it to be.  This is one of the new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini that starts on April 1st – but this set is available NOW – it is one of the early ones since it has the egg in it for Easter.  It is called Wagon Full of Fun and is a great all-occasion set  – it has the wagon, the egg, a cupcake (on the little box I showed a few days ago), a flower in a pot, a duck and a heart.  There are also four greetings in the set too.  It is line-art so in most cases you’ll want to color it in with something – blender pen, aqua-painter, markers or whatever you like to use.  Here is a close up of the card (actually it is an invitation) and all the details for you.


I am making a bunch of these to send to our family to invite them over to our house for lunch on Easter Sunday and an egg hunt for the kids.  We have done this for many years and I don’t really have to send out an invitation – they all know they are invited – but I enjoy making them so I do.  We usually have about 35 people here from all over – mostly parts of Georgia but also Florida and Indiana.  Anyway – on to how to make the card.

Card base: Sahara Sand 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ – scored at 4-1/4″

Designer Paper layer: Delicate Dots Designer paper 5-1/4″ x 4″

Top Note layer: Certainly Celery 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ then use the Big Shot and the Top Note die.  I also ran it through the Big Shot again using the small dots Texturz plate – it is hard to see in the photo.  Then I put it on my paper cutter and lined up the center points on the 1-1/2″ line and cut one end off.

Eggs: from Wagon Full of Fun set, stamped using Black StazOn ink on the Delicate Dots Designer Paper.  Cut by hand and the dots and zigzags were colored with Stampin’ Write markers – Certainly Celery, So Saffron, and Bashful Blue.

Wagon: from Wagon Full of Fun set, stamped using Black StazOn ink on Naturals White card stock.  Watercolored using an Aquapainter and Watercolor Crayons – colors I used were Creamy Carmel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.  Cut by hand.  Attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front of the card.

You’re Invited: from the Mark the Date stamp set, stamped using Black StazOn ink on Sahara Sand card stock, punched with the small oval punch and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card front.

Envelopes: Whisper White Medium Envelope, stamped with the egg and colored with the markers.

I ran each card base piece through my printer before I started to print all the information on the inside first.

I’m finishing them up now and will mail them out tomorrow.  I hope you like it!

The Delicate Dots Designer Paper is availabe as a Sale-A-Bration FREE item when you spend $50.  This ends on March 31st so hurry and get your order in – visit my website – and click on the SHOP NOW button to order online anytime you want.  Right now Stampin’ Up! will also send you a free Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog with your order too.  And your name will be entered into a drawing for a free stamp set that I’ll be giving away at the end of the month.  So Hurry before the end of March arrives!

Have a happy stamping day!  I’m always happy on class days and we had fun this morning!


Technique Book

technique-book-cover-smallIt has been some time ago that I started a Technique Book.  As I teach various stamping techniques I incude a Technique Card with the class.  Lately I have been sharing new techniques as part of my Stamper’s Club meetings.  Sometimes I include them in my regular hands-on classes.  The book itself is a 4×6 photo album.  I created a cover for it – I used the Heartfelt Thanks stamp set in Bravo Burgandy.  An added bonus to the Technique Book is that we are also building a card stock sampler.  Each technique page is on a different color of cardstock and I include the name on the card so you will know what it is.   

Here is an example of one we have done in the past – 2-step-stampin Two-Step Stampin’ –


In our first two club meetings this time we learned the Stained-Glass technique – which I shared on my blog last month.  This month we learned a Faux silk technique. 






The stamp set is the Botanical Blooms from the SAB brochure.  We added texture to the card front using the Big SHot and the Eyelet plate from the Stampin’ Up! backgrounds 1 Texturz plates collection.  The card base is Basic Grey with So Saffron  and the Basic Grey Tafetta Ribbon. 

If you are interested in learning a particular Stamping technique contact me today about hosting a Stampin’ Up! party for you and your friends and I’ll crated a project especially for you featuring the technique you want to learn. 

If you would like to visit one of my Stamper’s Club meetings or find about more about being a member please contact me today.  We make some fun projects each month.  It is a great way to spend a girl’s night out.

Enjoy your weekend.  We have some gorgeous weather here.  Ryan and Greg just headed out to another soccer game.  Ryan still seems to be sore from his incident yesterday – he says his neck an back hurt a little.   And tonight we are having my birthday dinner since we have been busy every other night with one thing or another. 



March Class to Go Kit

March 2009 Class to Go

Thank You Kindly Class to Go Kit

Thank You Kindly Class to Go

All images Stampin’ Up! © 2009


The March Class to Go Kit is now available to be ordered.  You will need to have some supplies at home to complete the kit as shown, but my instructions will include some alternate suggestions and you can always adapt it to use what you do have on hand.   There are two options for this Class to Go Kit – one will include the stamp set and the other will be without the stamp set.  So if you already have this stamp set (or prefer to use another set you already own) then you can purchase the second option that includes only the consumable supplies.  Or purchase both and have materials to make two sets – one for you and one to give as a gift.  Below are all the details for the March Class to Go Kit – featuring the Thank You Kindly stamp set.  This class features a two pocket bag that can either hold the cards and envelopes or something else.


March 2009 Class to Go Kit
Thank You Kindly Kit 1 (with the stamp set) is $25


Thank You Kindly Kit 2 (only the project materials no stamp set) is $10


Payment due by March 18th.  Kits will be ready by March 31st.


Kit 1 includes:

Thank You Kindly stamp set ($13.95) on page 133 in the catalog

Step-by-step Instructions to make cards and bag

Materials to make three cards with lined envelopes and the bag

Materials included with this kit:

Cardstock (precut, punched circles and die cut leaves)

Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper (patterns may vary from photo, precut)

Ribbon (Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain, So Saffron 5/8” Grosgrain, Certainly Celery poly-twill, linen thread)

Clear Buttons and Jumbo Eyelets

Whisper White Medium Envelopes


Kit 2 includes:

 everything from Kit 1 except the Thank You Kindly stamp set.


Everyone needs Thank You notes and this stamp set offers four different styles for you to use. 

The design of these cards can be used for any occasion just replace the greetings with a set of your choice.


Additional items that you will need to complete the Thank You Kindly kit as shown are:

Basic Gray Classic ink pad (you could also use Basic Black), Bashful Blue Class ink pad, Certainly Celery Classic Ink Pad, So Saffron Classic Ink Pad,

a Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Sponge, a Crop-A-Dile (to set the Jumbo Eyelets) and

you may want a stamp-a-ma-jig to help you line your words up straight.

If you need any of these additional items they can be added to the cost of your class.


The kits will be ready by March 31st for you to pick up at my home if you are local.  I can mail them to you for $5.00 if you are not.

If you order additional items there may be an extra charge to mail those items to you.




I will also include the instructions for my Sale-A-Bration class that was chosen as a WINNER for February by Stampin’ Up!. 

This is the second time I won – isn’t that exciting!

This class uses the same colors, Designer Paper and Ribbon as well as two of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn FREE through the end of March.


SAB Class contest winner

SAB Class contest winner

Sale-A-Bration Class – Stampin’ Up! February Class Challenge Winner

All images Stampin’ Up! © 2009



Please send me an email – – if you would like to purchase the March Class to Go Kit.  Payment must be made to me by cash or check by March 18th.


I hope you enjoy both of these classes that I designed for you. 


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask – I’m here to help YOU!



Happy Stamping!

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