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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Christmas in May Sneak Peek

It's Christmas in May! I know it's a little early, but I make about 70 handmade Christmas/holiday cards every year, so getting an early start is fine by me.  I used some sneak peek products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. In just 8 days, items in this catalog will be available for order.  If you are interested in ordering, and there are some fabulous items this year, please visit me at

For these cards, I used Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green (a new 2012-2014 In Color) cardstock, Chock-Full of Cheer clear mount stamps, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Write Marker and the new Be of Good Cheer Designer Series paper.  I also used some Stampin' Up! Jewels to bling them up a little.  I made the poinsettia flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch and last but not least the Decorative Label punch, one of my favorite standbys.  The best part of this project was that I used only 1 sheet of the Designer Series Paper and 3 sheets of 8/12 x 11 cardstock to make 6 cards total.

Merry early holidays!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jasper took my new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Jasper (my daughter's 8 and half month old kitten) is constantly sneaking onto and taking scraps of paper from my craft desk.  Last night I found him trying to take a nap with the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  He's such a craft kitty!  Like me, Jasper knows a good thing when he sees it!  There are so many great paper crafting products in this new catalog and if you're interested in a copy, please contact me.  As a long-time scrapbooker, I am thrilled that they've added 4 new Simply Scrappin' Kits, new Linen Ring Albums (in 4 neutral colors) and Divided Page Protectors for quick, classy and fun page making.

Also, there's still time to view and order the retiring items (until May 31st).  Please visit me at to learn more about the retiring items and the new products. 

And starting in May 2012, Stampin' Up!'s New Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get
  • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $65!.
That's a total value of $190!

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Fun afternoon/evening with some new stamping friends!

This past Sunday I spent the afternoon and evening with some great ladies stamping and card making and laughing quite a bit.  We each prepared a card and the materials and took turns instructing the others how to make the cards we presented.  From left to right:

Dawn's faux quilting card, Molly's beautiful Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White butterfly card, Mary Jane's girl leaning on fence interactive hello card, Michelle's cute girl with bird cage and seed card and my Happy Birthday ice cream cone card (this card I CASE'd from my friend Heidi's site):

Thanks my new stamping friends for a wonderful day!


Cheers to 7 Years!

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