April Specials

Sale-a-Bration is over but there are still plenty of great special going on.  Be sure to check all of them out on my specials page.  Here is a quick list so you know what is new.  Click on any header for more information.


occasions-mini-front-09Occasions Mini Catalog is here. 
Product in the catalog is available through June 30th. 




under-10Get Connected
Order $40.00 from the mini catalog and get a free stamp set from the $10.00 and under page.  Hostess- Get a free set from the $10.00 and under page for every $150.00 in party sales.  Click here for more details.



starter-kit3 easy payment plan
Get started with your Stampin’ Up!® business with three easy payments. 




retired-stamps-for-saleRetired Sets
I still have several retired sets for sale.  Check out my specials for hostesses and customers.




sizzix_pop_up_usPop up dies– 
Be sure to check out these fun dies.  I love them already. 



nf-grand-prizeHostess Special
Here’s your chance to win over $100.00 in free product. 




good-friend-book-front-copyWeekly Challenge– 
I’m working on catching up all the weekly Challenge projects from while I was gone.  They will be put in order for the date they belong to so be sure go go back and check them out.  You can also check them out by clicking here.



Monthly Kits– Be watching for new Monthly Kits coming soon. 

Be sure to check out my up-coming events including: Kit Night, Jar of Cards, Cookbooks and more to come.

Technique Tuesday 3-24-09

birthday-flowers-heat-stickThis is the swap that Brandi made for her meeting.  I really love how she used heat and stick powder to make the flowers sparkle.

Heat and stick powder is really quite easy to use.  If you have ever heat embossed than you know how to use heat and stick powder you just need to add two more steps.

First you need to stamp your image.  If you are using the dazzling diamonds heat and stick like on this card then you would want to stamp with a craft ink pad so that it stays sticky.

Next you need to pour on the heat and stick powder just like you would embossing powder.  Be sure to use the powder pals for easy clean up and to be able to put your left overs back in the bottle.  Once you’ve covered your project shake off the excess and tap the back to make sure you have removed all the extra powder.

Now you are ready to heat the powder.  Just heat it up with your heat gun.  You will see it start to melt just like you do with the embossing powder.

Once you have melted the heat and stick powder you are ready for your glitter.  Simply sprinkle the glitter over the heat and stick powder.  Use a another powder pal for this.

After you have applied the glitter re-heat the image for a few seconds just to set the heat and stick powered.

That’s it your done.  You’ve added a fun sparkle to your stamped image.  I encourage you to give it a try today.

Product Used:
113716 Garden Greetings $21.95
114316 Pig Tails Ribbon Originals $13.95
102197 Powder Pals® $19.95
100005 Heat Tool $29.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
114343 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons $9.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95

Colors- Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Bordering Blue, Whisper White

Click here to start placing your on-line order.  Click on the “Shop Now” in the top right corner.

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Marvelous Monday 3-23-09

When every we go to meetings we usually get to make fun projects and Brandi’s meeting was no exception.  We made this fun Passion Frame.live-with-passion-sign

It was really pretty easy to make.  The back is made with our small on board book basics to give it plenty of structure.  This would make a fun gift for a friend or neighbor.  I used this layout idea for the front cover of my paper bag scrapbook.  One of the things I love about this is how we tied the ribbon.  We folded the ribbon in half then pushed the folded end through and pulled the ends through the loop we pushed through.  Then we tied the loose ends together at the top.  I like the nice finished look that it adds.

Product Used:
108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
109047 3/16″ Corner Rounder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
110712 On Board Book Basics Small (4) $5.95
111370 Pacific Point 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
114343 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons $9.95
113740 Good Friend $28.95
111656 Inspired By Nature $23.95 (this is on the dormant list, but you can still order it)
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95

Colors- Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

Click here to start placing your on-line order.  Click on the “Shop Now” in the top right corner

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Stampin’ Sunday 3-22-09

Our small group decided that we wanted to do a wow card swap in Hawaii.  Of course I didn’t figure out my card until two-o-clock in the morning the night before I was leaving, but hey at least I figured it out.  I actually finished making them on the plane ride from Maui to the Big Island.

birthday-pop-up-cardBecause it was a wow card I really wanted to use something fun.  We have two new die that are available April 1st.  They are pop up dies.  The Cake Pop-up Die and the Ball Pop-Up Die.  I pre-ordered the cake so I just had to try it out.  It’s really fun beacuse it pops up out of the card when you open it.  It is thick so you really need something to hold it closed.  I decided to put a ribbon around it that slides off. 

birthday-pop-up-card-insideHere is the inside of the card.  I should have decorated the cake a bit more.  I think I’m going to add some pretty in pink 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon to the middle layer.

I will add a better picture with the ribbon around it.





Product Used:
*113262 Wagon Full of Fun $34.95
114486 Birthday Wish $6.95
114512 Stampin’ Up!® Backgrounds 1 Texturz plates $11.95
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
114614 Texturz Impression Pad $5.95
114615 Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
113478 Extended Cutting Pads $19.95
116760 Three Tier Cake Pop-up Bigz XL die $39.95
112004 1-3/4″ Circle Punch $15.95
111849 Chocolate Chip 1″ Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon $8.95
102023 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter $4.50
100425 2-Way Glue Pen $3.50
103579 Paper Snips $9.95

Colors- Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Kraft

*indicates product from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Click here to start placing your on-line order.  Click on the “Shop Now” in the top right corner

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Swapping Saturday 3-21-09

I’ve mentioned several times that I went to a great meeting on the 13thof March.  This was hosted by up-line Brandi Barnard.  One of my favorite things about meetings is swapping withothers. I already showed you my swap and I have a few that I will be show casing later but I wanted to share a few of the others with you.  Because there are so many I’m only going list the main items used.

happiness-butterflyThis card was created by Melanie Williams.  

Product used:
*113792 Great Friend $17.95
111644 Heard from the Heart $22.95
113981 Bella Birds DSP $9.95



thinking-of-you-butterflyI think this card was made by my down-line Annette Wilson.

Product Used:
*113792 Great Friend $17.95
*115123 Walk in the Park DSP $9.95
113258 Trendy Trees $17.95


thanks-little-treesI love how simple this card is. 
It was created by Melody Hyde.

Product Used:
113258 Trendy Trees $17.95




thanks-so-much-treesSorry I’m not sure who made this one.

Product Used:
113258 Trendy Trees $17.59
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95




thank-you-owlsThis card was created by Becky Garvey.  It’s really cool how it opens.  The brown section folds to the right and the Blue section folds to the left.  She even stamped the inside.

Product Used:
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95
113740 Good Friend $28.95
113622 Enjoy Every Moment $31.95

mahanattan-die-thank-youThis card was created by Kasia Jackson.  you can check out more of her stuff on her blog at www.stampwithkasia.blogspot.com.

Product Used:
113622 Enjoy Every Moment $31.95
113463 Stampin’ Up!® Top Note Die $21.95
114517 Stampin’ Up!® Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die $7.95 


manhattan-flowers Sorry I don’t know the name on this one.  I love how you can overlap the flowers and it just looks so beautiful.

Product Used:
113734 Fifth Avenue Floral $24.95
113496 Frames with a Flourish $34.95

* indicates items from the occasions mini catalog

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Freewheeling Friday 3-20-09

welcome-baby-giraffeI think this baby card is just so cute.  I wish I knew who created it.  I received it in a swap.  The wheel that was used is retired now but there is one similar that you could use to go with it that would give it the same effect.  I love to use the wheels as a quick and easy background.  Sometimes it can make all the difference in how a card looks.

Products Used:
109694 Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel Retired
109687 See You Around Jumbo Wheel $8.50 (you can use this one instead)
115110 Wild About You $25.95
115060 Short & Sweet $18.95
104310 Crafters’ Tool Kit $39.95
104829 Light Blue Gingham Ribbon- Retired
109029 Bashful Blue 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95 (Y