Thursday, March 15, 2018

NEW Sale-A-Bration items added today!

New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added today!  The items below were just added this morning and will run thru March 31, 2018 (or until supplies last).  I have to add that because a lot of times, items sell out and I don't want anyone disappointed!

New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added

These New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added are in addition to the other two catalogs that were issued.  This is the very first time that Stampin' Up! has done this and I am beyond excited for the options that you can now include. For every $50 you spend you can choose something for FREE plus if you do order $100+ there are some really awesome items for you to choose from!

I also want to remind you that if you really want a steal of a deal you should consider getting the Starter Kit!  It’s only $99 and you get to shop for up to $125 PLUS choose any two stamp sets for FREE (up to $101 value – excludes bundles)

New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added

Join my team and I will send you a goody package that includes some other items to help get you going on your new adventure or just fuel your passion for your hobby is YOUR choice.

Here are some reasons that people join Stampin’ Up! and our Stamping for Others Team:

1. The GREAT DEAL on the starter kit!  Seriously....why pay full price when you can pick out up to $227 worth of products (During Sale-A-Bration 2018) and pay just $99 (and get free shipping!)

2. The discount!  It’s like having a coupon every time you shop from yourself. Enjoy a 20-25% discount on all your Stampin’ Up! purchases! You don't have to hold classes, find customers, or feel any pressure.  You can just make purchases for yourself & friends or if you decide this isn't right for you, you have 6 months to decide with no strings attached or pressure.

3.  All of the support from me and our Stamping for Others Team on our Team Facebook Page and email group.  Enjoy monthly stamping challenges, sketches, color combinations, virtual hobs, virtual parties, and more!  A great place to meet new stamping friends and to be inspired!

4. Experience that counts!  I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator since 2013, and have been stamping with Stampin' Up! products for over 12 years now.  I can help you achieve whatever you are looking for as a demonstrator. Whether you join just for the fun and inspiration (& discount), or you are looking to build a part-time or full-time business, I can help you!  

5. Be the first to receive the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and be able to order from it a month early–at a discount! There is absolutely no obligation, pressure or commitment!  Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is all about what YOU want it to be! Join just for the fun and discount, or to make a little money, the choice is completely yours!  Yes, you do have a quarterly minimum of $300.  But, if you find this isn’t for you, that is TOTALLY fine and there are no penalties or pressure.

6. WHY NOT?  If you love Stampin’ Up! products and plan on purchasing more than $99 worth in the coming months, there is absolutely no good reason to say NO to this amazing deal!  It’s all about being a SMART SHOPPER!  Why not get a discount, have access to a ton of stamping inspiration, ideas, chance to make new stamping friends, and so much more!

I would love the opportunity to chat with you and answer all your questions and help you decide if this is right for you.  Email or call me anytime.  Email:  Cell: (916) 838-0650
The Sale-A-Bration special is before  — March 31, 2018.  
Remember, you pick out:
•   $125 worth of any catalog products, plus
•   any TWO stamp sets (up to $101 value)
And pay just $99, plus get FREE SHIPPING!

New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added:

New Choices for Sale-A-Bration added

Please note:  You must use the Special codes listed to get these items for FREE because they are actually items that are in other catalogs.  Stampin’ Up! took those items and created new item codes.  If you have any questions let me know and happy stamping!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

AMAZING YOU birthday card using Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! products

Only a couple more weeks left for Sale-A-Bration!  Here is a project that uses not one, not two, but THREE different products that you can get for FREE with your $50+ purchase going on right now.  Tomorrow on March 15, 2018, Stampin' Up! is going to offer even MORE choices for free Sale-A-Bration items that you can pick from.  Stay tuned to see them tomorrow morning here at 7am PST.  Happy stamping!

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Stamp sets:  Amazing You* (147215 clear; 147212 wood)
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Other: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes* (147242), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Celebrate You Thinlits Dies* (146840), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Metallics Sequins (144214), Lemon Lime Twist 1/2” Finely Woven Ribbon (144135)

* = These items may be earned free with a qualifying order. Expires March 31, 2018.

•       Whisper White: 3” x 4 1/2”
•       Basic Black: 3 1/4” x 4 3/4”, scrap for "You”
•       Lemon Lime Twist ribbon: approx 15”


1.    Fold Lemon Lime Twist card to create card base.
2.    Ink ‘celebrate’ stamp three times using Lemon Lime Twist ink and stamp on Whisper White layer.
3.    Adhere Whisper White layer to Basic Black layer and then to card base.
4.    Diecut Basic Black ‘You. Adhere to card using Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
5.    Add three black metallic heart sequins using Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
6.    Add Lemon Lime Twist ribbon and tie knot to complete card. 

Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 

Amazing You (147215 clear; 147212 wood)  free with $50+ purchase
Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (146840)  free with $100+ purchase

Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes (147242)  free with $50+ purchase

Monday, March 5, 2018

Lemon zest card using Stampin' Up! products

The weather here in Sacramento has been SO crazy!  For the third time in my life, I saw it snow in Sacramento and this time I got STUCK in it.  We got 4 INCHES near my house and I was on my way to the grocery store when it started and had to sit in the parking lot until it stopped snowing and the roads were cleared.  Needless to say, I wanted to showcase a project that reminds us that warm and sunny weather is near!

All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® Stamp set found on page 90 of the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.

  • Stamps: Lemon Zest Clear-Mount Stamp Set [143808]
  •  Ink :  Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad [144086] , Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]
  • Card Stock :  Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock [144245] , Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [100730] , Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [121045], Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock [101856]
  • Tools & Adhesive :  Sponge Daubers [133773] , Tear & Tape Adhesive [138995] , Stampin' Trimmer [126889] , Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897], Stampin' Dimensionals [104430]
  •  Punch :  Lemon Builder Punch [143712] , 1-3/4" Circle Punch [119850]  
 Cutting Measurements:
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 5 ½" x 8 ½” card base; ¼" x 3 ½ “ for straw
  • Basic Black CS: 4" x 5 ¼ ”  
  • Whisper White CS: 3 7/8"  x 5 1/8 ” and piece for punching
  • Vellum: 3" x 3 ½ “

1. Create card front from Lemon Lime Twist CS by scoring at 4 ¼”.

2. Stamp “Happy Birthday” in memento black ink on the bottom of the Whisper White piece. Stamp lemon slice 3 times in Lemon Lime Twist on the left side (make sure you only do halves, otherwise it will be visible through the glass). Adhere White piece to Basic Black CS and then to card base. Set aside.

3. To create a glass: Lightly mark vellum at ¾ from both sides of 3” side (red marks on diagram below). Using Stampin' Trimmer – cut from one corner to a marked point on one side, repeat on other side. Use scoring blade, create a score line ¼” from side of the ‘glass’ by aligning a side with ¼ mark on the Stampin' Trimmer. You should get following shape:
Green indicates score lines. Apply Tear & Tape between the scored line and edge. Fold on a scored line. Sponge the ‘glass’ with sponge dauber and Lemon Lime Twist ink on inside, leave some white space on top.

4. Remove Tear & Tape and adhere glass to the card front from step 2. Try to make the shape a little rounded.

5. Stamp 2 more slices on scrap piece of Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist ink. Punch them with 1 ¾” punch. Cut a slit from a side to the center on first piece of lime. Add Dimensionals to the back and decorate the glass with it. Cut 3 pieces from second lime. Add Dimensionals and add to the bottom of the glass on the right side.

6. Adhere ‘straw’ inside the glass.

Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Coffee Cafe card using Stampin' Up! products

Coffee always helps no?!  Ok, a good tea, whiskey, or wine helps too.  But seriously, this is one of my FAVORITE bundles out of the annual catalog.  I have made cards and gift card holders with this set and I am still not tired of it!

All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Set found on page 31 of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.


Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe (143677)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Crumb Cake (126975) & Pool, Party (126982) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686) & Whisper White (100730) Card stock; Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (144155)
Accessories: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon (141487), Soft Sky 3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon (144160)
Other: SNAIL Adhesive (104332)  OR Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Big Shot (143263), Coffee Cups Framelits (143745), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122234), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

•   Crumb Cake: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored and folded at 4-1/4”
•   Coffee Break DSP: 5-1/4” x 4” (make sure that you cut it so that the chevron pattern runs down the front of the card)
•   Early Espresso: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
•   Whisper White: 2 x 5-1/4” x 4” (one for the inside of the card, and the second for stamping/die cutting)
•   Burlap and Soft Sky Ribbons: 5” for each piece


1.     Using the Pool Party ink, stamp the wood grain cup image on Whisper White card stock.  Leaving space between the images, stamp the cup lid on the same piece of card stock, using Crumb Cake ink.  Stamp the frame image using Crumb Cake ink, and the sentiment inside of the stamped frame using Early Espresso ink.
2.     Using your Big Shot and the Coffee Cups Framelits, die cut the cup, lid and wrapper.  Using the largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Framelits, die cut a circle from the Early Espresso card stock.
 3.     Glue the wrapper to the cup, and the lid to the cup using SNAIL or Fast Fuse adhesive. 
 4.     Wrap the Soft Sky ribbon around the Coffee Break DSP, about 1” above the bottom of the paper, and glue on the back.  Wrap the Burlap ribbon overtop, leaving about 2/3” of the Soft Sky showing on the bottom, adhering them on the back.  *Note* Fast Fuse is a good adhesive for this so that you’re sure that they don’t come off.
5.     Using your Paper Trimmer, cut about 1/2” off of one side of the Early Espresso circle.  Adhere the circle to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere the stamped coffee cup to the Early Espresso circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.     Stamp the coffee bean image 3 times in the bottom right corner of the other piece of Whisper White card stock. Glue to the inside of the card.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

Order any of these supplies by clicking on any image in this email or by linking to my 
Coffee Cafe bundle found on page 31 of the catalog. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

Heart Happiness card using NEW Stampin' Up! products

All images © 1990-2018 Stampin’ Up!® 

Alternative: you might also create the same effect of the background by using strips of card stock.

  • Stamp Sets -  Heart Happiness (photopolymer 145769); Lovely Friends (photopolymer 143763)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Berry Burst (144083)
  • Miscellaneous – Color Theory Designer Paper Stack (144193); Big Shot (143263); Sweet & Sassy Framelits (141707); Sponge Daubers (133773); Basic Black Metallic Thread (141695); Glitter Enamel Dots (144200); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
  • Whisper White (base): 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” and folded in half
  • Whisper White – scraps
  • Designer Paper (Berry Burst ombre pattern) – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
  • Metallic Thread – 23”

  1. Adhere the designer paper to the card base.
  2. Stamp the greeting “love” using Memento ink, slightly off center on the card base. Be sure to leave enough room so the heart will fit.
  3. Stamp the striped heart on white scrap cardstock using Memento ink.  Cut out using your scissors.  Place a generous amount of Dimensionals on the back of the heart. Remove the paper backing.  Wrap the Metallic Thread back and forth in a diagonal pattern, adhering it to the Dimensionals as you create the loops.  Adhere the heart/thread to the lower left corner of the card base.
  4. Stamp the rose/leaf image on white scrap cardstock using Memento ink.  Color in the flower using a Sponge Dauber and Berry Burst ink.  Die cut the heart using the coordinating size framelit.  Adhere to the far-right side of the striped heart as shown.
  5. Add Glitter Enamel Dots as shown.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Heart Happiness set (page 20 of the Occasions catalog)
Lovely Friends (see page 173 of the annual catalog)

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This Little Piggy card created with Stampin' Up! products

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Set found on page 48 of the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog

  • Stamp Sets: This Little Piggy (143919 w)  (143922 c)
  • Inks: Archival Black (140931)
  • Paper: Whisper White 8 ½” x 11” Thick Card Stock (140272), Crushed Curry Card Stock (131199), Basic Black Card Stock (121045), Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper (144163)
  • Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372),  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Whisper White 1/8” Sheer Ribbon (144172), Powder Pink Stampin’ Marker (144033), Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Marker (141393), Wink of Stella-Clear (141897), Mini Glue Dot (103683), Big Shot (143263)

Whisper White Thick Card Stock:  5 ½” x 8 ½”, 3” x 3”
Crushed Curry Card Stock:  4” x 5 ¼”
Basic Black Card Stock:  3” x 3”
Pick a Pattern DSP:  3 ¾” x 5” Flirty Flamingo/White Flowers Pattern, 1” x 3 ¾” strip Crushed Curry/White Stripe
Whisper White 1/8” Ribbon:  12” for wrap, 8” for bow

  1. Score the 5 ½” x 8 ½” Whisper White card stock at 4 ¼” on the long edge.  Fold on score line and burnish with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Crushed Curry card stock onto the front of the card base.
  3. Wrap the 12” piece of Whisper White 1/8” ribbon around the Flirty Flamingo/White DSP twice down the center of the piece, adhering it to the back of the DSP
  4. Adhere the ribbon wrapped DSP piece on top of the Crushed Curry card stock.
  5. Next, adhere the Crushed Curry/White striped DSP strip to the front of card as shown.
  6. Stamp the “She Believed She Could” image onto a scrap of Thick Whisper White Card Stock with Archival Black Ink.
  7. Next, stamp the “…and so she did” sentiment below it as shown in the same ink.
  8. Color the pig body, legs and ears using the Powder Pink Stampin’ Marker.
  9. Color the wings, hooves and snout using the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Marker.
  10. Use the Clear Wink of Stella to go over the wings and make them sparkle.
  11. Using the largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot, cut out the pig image.
  12. Adhere the pig image to the 3” x 3” Basic Black card stock square using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  13. Adhere the layered pig image to the front of the card as shown.
  14. Tie a bow using the 1/8” Whisper White Sheer Ribbon and adhere it below the pig image using a Mini Glue Dot.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Daisy Delight Cards

My upline Stella MacKay made these cards and I think they are just adorable!  Out of all the stamp sets in the annual catalog, I think this bundle may just be my favorite.  Seeing these cards also makes me wish for sunny Spring afternoons.....only 40 more days.  YAY!

All images © 1990-2017 Stampin’ Up!® 

Set & dies found on page 127 of the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog

  • Stamp Sets: Daisy Delight (143669) or Daisy Delight Bundle (145361) and Diagonal Stripe (141914 w; 141917 c)
  • Inks: Night of Navy (126970), Daffodil Delight (126944)
  • Paper: Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137)
  • Other: Daisy Punch (143713), 3/4" Punch (119873), Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751), Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon (144116),  Linen Thread (104199), Wink of Stella-Clear (141897), Mini Glue Dot (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Bone Folder (102300), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Big Shot (143263), Stapler, Household Tape
  • Whisper White base: 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2", folded in half and burnished with a Bone Folder. A strip 4-1/4" x 1/2" for horizontal stamped piece. A scrap about 7/8" x 3-1/2" for sentiment. Daisy body needs two pieces about 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" each. Small scrap for daisy's center.
  • Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4" x 3"
  • Night of Navy: 5" x 1"
  • Linen Thread: About 25"
  • Daffodil Delight ribbon: About 5"
  1. Using Daffodil Delight ink and Diagonal Stripe, stamp image horizontally across bottom of card.  Using Stamp-a-ma-jig align the stripes so they are at a right angle to the already stamped lines. You want the final stamped image at least 3" up from the bottom. It's OK if you stamp stray marks on the upper half of the card front as it will be covered with paper later.
  2. Repeat step #1 on a small scrap and punch daisy center with 3/4" punch.
  3. Using SNAIL, adhere the Designer Series Paper to the top part of the card front.
  4. Stamp two daisies and punch out. Attach to one another with some SNAIL making sure to stagger the petals so they all fan out evenly. Brush all petals with Wink of Stella. Adhere daisy center with SNAIL and set flower aside.
  5. Using the scallop shaped die in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, die cut the Night of Navy piece as close to the long edge as you can. Adhere to card front with SNAIL.
  6. Using Night of Navy ink, stamp the asterisk-like flowers in a straight line on the narrow Whisper White strip. Adhere to card front slightly overlapping the top of the Night of Navy scalloped piece. The piece will stick out on both sides. Trim with Paper Snips.
  7. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue, apply a narrow strip on the back of the Daffodil Delight ribbon and adhere to card front slightly overlapping piece from #6. Set aside to dry. Trim edges of ribbon.
  8. Stamp sentiment with Night of Navy ink onto 7/8" x 3-1/2" Whisper White piece aligning slightly left of center to leave room for creating banner. Create banner by trimming with Paper Snips. Staple left end of banner and set aside.
  9. Tie knot at ends of Linen Thread to create one circle. Wrap circle around your hand a few times till desired size. Using a small piece of tape or the stapler, attach all circles together so they stay put. Tape to front of card taking care to tape it in a place that will be covered by the daisy.
  10. Using one Dimensional, attach daisy to card.
  11. Using two Dimensionals, attach sentiment banner to card.
Remember, you do not have to invent the wheel to be creative, just copy this project! Did you make it with your own hands? Then you have created!

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