Video Tutorial: Holiday Ornament

November 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Projects, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Home Decor | Leave a comment

My favorite stamper (and Stampin’ Up’s CEO), Shelli Gardner, made a great video tutorial that is on my Demontrator Website.  Click the photo below to link to the page on my site where you can watch the video.

Everything Shelli used (including the adhesive, and all the embellishments!) is included in the Country Living Holiday Kit!  You can order it online for yourself (or a really nice gift for a friend!).  Just click the “Shop Now” button at the top of the page where you watch the video.


I’m on Stampers Showcase

November 12, 2008 at 10:03 am | Posted in Accessories- Punches, Projects, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques, Wheel- Sweet Stars | Leave a comment

Well, I’m not.  My card is.

Do you remember the card I shared with you yesterday?  It had been featured on the Stampers Showcase on the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator website.  Coincidently, one of my cards is featured there today!  Stampin’ Up! chooses 4-6 cards to be featured each day.  They receive these cards from contest submissions and swaps at Events.  This card is a swap I made for Convention.


Stamp Sets: Pun Fun, Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Uninked Jumbo Cartridge inked with VersaMark Refill
Paper: Real Red, Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke and Whisper White Card Stocks
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, 1/4″ Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Star Punch, Silver Brad, 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch

I hadn’t planned on posting today.  I’m starting a pattern this week that I can’t possibly keep up.  Oh well.  🙂

Happy Veteran’s Day!

November 11, 2008 at 10:15 am | Posted in Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

Many have the day off of work and school today, and while we’re out playing (or in stamping!) let’s not forget those who gave us our freedoms.

I can’t take credit for this card.  Isn’t it beautiful?  It was made by Lorelei Stone, a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and was shared on the demonstrator-only side of the website.  I love her watercoloring!  She also embossed the images with black embossing powder to make them pop.

This beautiful set, The Free and the Brave, can’t be found in our current catalog, but is still available to order.  It is one of the thirty-six stamp sets and wheels on our current Dormant List.  Click here to download the Dormant List.  You can view and order these sets online as well.

Rub On Some Cheer!

November 10, 2008 at 10:43 am | Posted in Accessories- Rub-Ons, Specials, Stampin' Up! | Leave a comment

 From November 10-30, get 20% off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin’ Up! products.

For only $8.76 per package (regularly $10.95), you can get any of Stampin’ Up!’s fun and unique Rub-Ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects, and more!

Click here to view and order the rub-ons online

Item #  Page # 

Rub-Ons Description 

  111417   178 

Word Flurries 

 111277 178

A Perfect Day

 111416 178

Chateau Bella

 111414 178

Hidden Garden

 110283 179

Take Note

 111806 179

Chills & Thrills

 111804 179

Chit Chat

 111415 179

Greatest Moments

 111805 179

School Days

 110282 179


 128443 11*

Old Saint Nick

 112843 17*

Season of Cheer

 112735  39**

Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog
**From Celebrando Creatividad

Technique Video: Watercoloring

November 8, 2008 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Projects, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques | 1 Comment

Stampin’ Up! has provided a wonderful technique video on my Demonstrator Website (  I believe the video changes each month.  Click on the photo below to go to the page where you can watch the video.  It can also be found on the main page of my Demonstrator Website.

Carrie Cudney did a great job on this.  I always love to watch her present at the Stampin’ Up! conventions

As Carrie said, if you have any questions about watercoloring, just ask!  It is one of my favorite techniques.

Also, if you’d like hands-on training, watercoloring is a great technique to learn in a workshop.  I find that new and advanced stampers have a great time with this technique.

Gift Packaging Class

November 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Events, Projects, Stampin' Up!, Techniques | 1 Comment

Finally, here are the samples for my holiday packaging class.  It will be on Saturday, November 15th @ 2PM.  Please RSVP & Pre-Pay by next Wednesday (Nov 12th).  Thanks!

packaging class samples 1 by you.



Santa Bag

You’ll make this bag out of a large envelope! (9″x5″)





Scalloped Square Box with Window
What is it about handmade paper boxes that I love so much?
The window in the top of this one gives a peek to goodies inside! (6″x6″x3″)



 Tall Rectangle Box with Handmade Bow

I love these tall skinny boxes!  And you will have so much fun making the bow!  After the class, you’ll be able to make bows of all sizes for all of your pretty holiday packages! (2 3/4″ x 9 1/2″)


Country Living Holiday Collection Stamping Kit

November 5, 2008 at 11:17 am | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, New Products, Projects, Specials, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Home Decor | Leave a comment

That’s a mouthful.  But check out this cool kit!

Invite the warmth and coziness of the holidays into your home with Stampin’ Up!’s® Country Living Holiday Collection Stampin’ Kit. This kit has everything you need to create beautiful handcrafted ornaments.

The kit includes:

• Holiday Collection six-piece stamp set
• Die-cut chipboard/Designer Series paper
• Whisper White card stock
• Ribbon and cord
• Pretties Kit brads
• Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter®
• Classic and Craft Stampin’ Spots®
• Adhesives

Click here to download a flyer detailing the kit contents.

Click here to order online!  (Be sure to select me as your demonstrator to receive the $49.95 price.)

Here are additional projects you can make using only products from the kit!  I will email the instructions for these projects to anyone who orders the kit.


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