April 30, 2010


Today is the last day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog. We never know what will be carried over into the new catalog so don't miss out on ordered some of the pretty stamp sets or accessories from the Mini. The "Sweet Pea" designer paper and "Sweet Pea Stitched Felt" was so popular that it sold out a few days ago.

Also, today is the last day to take advantage of the "Two-Step Into Spring" promotion. You can get a head start on the new 2010-2011 Catalog by purchasing the "Awash with Flowers" set either in the wood mount or clear mount. You can also purchase 4 other two-step sets at a 20% discount. Click on the shopping cart to go to my Stampin' Up! website for more details on these great promotions.

Thought for the day
"A noble person attracts noble people and knows how to hold onto them."

April 29, 2010


We learned earlier this week that the "Sweet Pea" designer paper and "Sweet Pea Stitched Felt" has already sold out from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I'm sure alot of you are sad, just like me.
These are some cards made by my friend, Bernice M., and designed by her demonstrator and my good friend, Karen H. The cards are made from the "Sweet Pea" designer paper and embellished with the "Sweet Pea Stitched Felt". Even though we can't use the same designer paper or embellishments we can use the design of the cards to CASE (Copy and Steal Everything) our own cards. Thanks Bernice and Karen for sharing your cards.

Be sure to check out all the other pretty stamp sets and accessories in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Tomorrow is the last day to order from this Mini.
Thought for the day:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will."
Jawharial Nehru

April 28, 2010


You can become a "fashion designer" by using your designer paper and the scallop circle (#113468) die to make this cute little sundress. By using a 6" x 6" piece of designer paper you will have enough left after cutting out the dress to put a strip down the edge of the inside that will show behind the scalloped edge on the front of the card. It's a great little card to make at a workshop.

Don't forget that we only have THREE days left to order from the Occassions Mini catalog. Click on the icon on the right to view the catalog.

Thought for the day:
"You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration."
James Allen

April 27, 2010


Stampin' Up! has given us a chance to "sneek" into the 2010 Catalog and see this pretty two-step stampin' set. The "Awash with Flowers" set comes in the wood or clear mount and will be available to purchase through the end of April. You can order the set by clicking on the shopping cart. Four other two-step stampin' sets are offered at a 20% discount until the end of the month also. You can find them by visiting my Stampin' Up! website.

Thought for the day:
"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems."

April 26, 2010


My birthday was on the 17th and this is the card that my sister, Shirley, sent me. Isn't it pretty. She made it with the 1 3/4" circle punch and folded the designer paper to make the center of the flower. You can find the directions posted on her blog on the 17th of April - http://thedailystamper.blogspot.com.

This is my granddaughter, Kalie. We usually celebrate our birthdays together since her birthday is on the 18th. When I took this picture she had stopped by to wish me a Happy Birthday. She was leaving for a dance competition in South Carolina. I can't believe she turned 14 and will be in high school next year. She is a pretty young lady and I'm very proud of her.
Thought for the day:
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

April 25, 2010


Today is my sister, Shirley's birthday. We both have been demonstrator with Stampin' Up! since 2005. We are a team and do our workshops, camps, and clubs together. We have met some wonderful ladies and formed many lasting friendships with our stamping ladies over the last 5 years.
This is the card I made for Shirley for her birthday. It was made from the wing and leaf and stem from the new bird punch in the Occassions Mini Catalog. This is a punch you will want to purchase as there are many pretty things other than the bird on a branch that you can make. Click on the shopping card to go to my Stampin' Up! website to see the punch.
Thought for the day:
"May the Lord, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!"
Deuteronomy 1:11

April 16, 2010


As you can tell, I really enjoy using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. This is a simple card that can be used in so many ways - Mother's Day, Birthday, Sympathy, Thinking of You, etc. The card is made with one of the new corner punches in the Occassions Mini Catalog. To step it up a notch just use the coordinating punch that was free in the Sale-A-Bration catalog. (Be looking for this punch in the new 2010-2011 Catalog. I feel sure it will be there.)

Remember that the Fifth Avenue Floral set can be purchased at a 20% discount until April 30th. Other sets that can be purchased with the discount are:
Greenhouse Garden - Page 94*
Flower Fancy - Page 101*
Trendy Trees - Page 112*
To purchase any of these sets just click on the shopping cart on the right of my blog.

Thought for the day:
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

*Pages in 2009-2010 Catalog

April 15, 2010


I love the combination of yellow and black. I also love the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. You will see me feature it several times this month because it's featured in Stampin's Up!s "Two-Step into Spring" promotion. Through April 30th you can purchase this set along with 3 more two-step stampin' sets at 20% off. Check out the promotion by clicking on the shopping cart on the right of my blog.

This is a quick and easy card to make at your camp.To save time it's a good idea to go ahead and punch the borders on all of the cards except one. This gives the stamper a chance to use the punch but it's a real time saver, especially if you only have one punch. Also, don't forget to stamp something inside the card as well as something on the envelope. This takes your cardmaking to the "next level".

Thought for the day:
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

April 14, 2010


This card was designed by my sister, Shirley, and used at one of our camps last year. The card is made with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set.
From April 1st - 30th you can purchase this set at 20% off the original price ($24.95/$19.96). Other stamp sets that are 20% off during this promotion are "Greenhouse Garden", "Flower Fancy", and "Trendy Trees".
Be sure to click on the shopping cart to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view the April promotions and make your purchase of one of these great two-step stampin' sets.
Thought for the day:
"You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration."
James Allen

April 13, 2010


This is another card inspired by my friend, Karen G.
You can watch Karen's video on how to make the cards by logging into her blog, http://craftincarolinas.blogspot.com.

Thought for the day:
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

April 12, 2010


This card was made at a downline meeting that my sister, Shirley, hosted several weeks ago. We all made this "double pocket" card that she designed. Shirley used the Shades of Spring designer paper along with the Sweet Pea felt flowers. This is a great card to hold a little treat or a gift card. You can contact Shirely at shirleym@ctc.net for complete instructions. Be sure to check out her blog at http://thedailystamper.blogspot.com/.

Thought for the day:
"A great pleasure in life is doing waht people say you cannot do."
Walter Gagehot

April 10, 2010


Save up to 60% on select merchandise by shopping the Clearance Rack. Click on the shopping cart on the rifht of the blog to purchase your clearance items.

April 9, 2010


If you need a quick and easy card, this is it!! For the pinwheel cut two 2 5/8" squares and join together like a "star". Then punch out eight squares (4 of 2 colors) with the 1 1/4" punch. Adhere the squares on each of the "star" points. Tuck the last square in to finish the pinwheel. Put a brad or button in the center to embellish the pinwheel and you're done!!

Thought for the day:
"Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have -- so spend it wisely."
Kay Lyons

April 8, 2010


This is a beautiful card sent to me by a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Karen G. She used the masking technique to make the pretty flowers. You can watch her video on how to do this technique by logging on to her blog,
Thought for the day:
"The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."
James M. Barrie

April 7, 2010


Here is a chance to get a Sneek Peek at one of the pretty sets that will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog. From April 1 - 30 only, you can purchase the brand new "Awash with Flowers" two -step stampin' set - or get it FREE when you host a $350.00 workshop.
117062 - $39.95 - Wood Mount
120549 - $27.95 - Clear Mount
Plus, get 20% off a selection of perfectly springy two- step stampin' sets from our current catalog:
113824 Page 94 Greenhouse Garden Sale Price $20.76
113734 Page 98 Fifth Avenue Floral Sale Price $19.96
111578 Page 101 Flower Fancy Sale Price $29.56
113258 Page 112 Trendy Trees Sale Price $14.36
Take your creativity to the next level by stamping with one of the pretty two step stampin' sets!!