Friday, June 24, 2011

Scalloped Easel Card Tutorial


Big Shot and scallop die, 3 1/2 inch circle die

Circle Scissors for white 3 1/4” circle

Flower Fest Stamp Set

Colors: Black, Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo Cardstock

Melon Mambo, Black and Lucky Limeade ink

12 ink cutter with scoring blade

sticky strip

1 1/4” circle punch


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thank you for Disney


Thank you Stampin’ Up! and my wonderful customers and friends for this great opportunity for a FREE trip to Disney next year. 

It was just confirmed today that I have indeed earned this trip in 2012.  Joel has already informed me that he is not going so I’m planning to take Malachi in his place.

If it’s affordable, I’ll take the girls as well.  But I’m very excited and looking forward to hearing where the next trip is to!


new catalog party

New Catalog Kick-Off Party and Pre-Order

Now is a great time to get your new catalog pre-ordered and available on July 1st! You may include shipping which is priority not only because you'll want it right away but I've found it's the safest way to send them and not get lost or damaged.

Register below for my New Catalog Kick-Off Party on Saturday, July 2nd at 3PM and have your FREE catalog waiting for you when you get here!
---Come and play with my new stamps
---check out my new catalog ideas
---enjoy creating fun projects
---great door prizes--extra ticket for bringing a friend, 5 extra tickets for booking a July or August private party, 5 extra tickets when you join one of the new clubs starting in July/August

Or, if you can't come but you are a member in either the stamping, scrap booking or stamps in the mail club or you have placed a $50 order in the past 2 months, please consider yourself on the list to receive a FREE catalog, you may pick it up or choose to have it mailed to you by clicking the appropriate button below,

You will receive a FREE gift with each mailing of the catalog.

New Catalog/Idea Book

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thank you for MS fundraiser

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have participated either in the stamping event or by donating!  We have raised over $400 with this event (that’s just the stamping part!).

I feel it’s been a terrific success and I just can’t thank you all enough.  Well, I thought I’d post some more fun ideas, how’s that sound?

These cards were done by Connie Heisey at her meeting on Thursday night.













I think this card  is just beautiful. 

Tips: The green leaves are stamped on Whisper ‘White, then the pink flowers are embossed on a piece of vellum and layered over top.  Isn’t it a stunning look?  That’s the new melon mambo embossing powder.

Here’s one using the hello again stamp…














Great way to use the Hello stamp from the mini catalog in a way that doesn’t have to say ‘hello’. 

Tips: this card uses the itty bitty punch set, Here’s one using the “hello”….


New In-colors


Love, Love, Love these new colors. This was one of our cruise projects.












Another cruise project: This Mini Photo album is made from 1 whole sheet of 12X12.  It’s an amazing and tricky little thing.  Here, let me show you how.










This is my design for a convention swap in a few weeks.  I only have to make 10 of this 12X12 layout and I’m almost finished!  Just have the pinwheels to make yet.  You’ll probably see this layout in an upcoming scrap class!  This is made with some of our new in-colors and our new pennant stamp set as well as a stamp set that we got on the cruise—sweets for the sweet.


Monday, June 20, 2011



I received this gorgeous card (stamps from the new catalog) from Stampin’ Up’s Event Planning team to thank “me’ for going on the cruise that Stampin’ Up! gave us.  Wow, how beautiful and totally random!  Thank you Stampin’ Up! for all that you do for us.

Oh, I’m glad you asked Debbie!  This is a new background stamp—they stamped it in white ink, then cut it into 3 sections and layered them.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Accessories that I’m sad to say goodbye to

Just this week, i realized that there were some things going out that I hadn’t caught earlier.  I am in shock about several of these favorites and worried that maybe you missed them too. 

These are in order of my favorites!


If you have the Big Shot or hope to get one soon, you need this!  I have used this as most of you know for anything from cards to scrapbooks and can’t imagine life without it!

Swirly Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die  #113456

Price: $19.95


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Thisgo go whole set of alphabets (about an inch high for the capitals) has been a staple in my scrapbooking repertoire.  You may need it to and it’s on sale!

The “Simple Pleasures” on the tan page above uses this die!

Go Go Boots Sizzlits Alphabet Die Set    #113450

Reg. Price: $69.95

Sale Price: $52.46

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119872L Wow, another shocker.  I thought this punch would be around forever.  Almost all spiral notebooks fit this punch and make it easy to decorate the front and pop that decorative paper right into the spiral binding.  But even more so, it’s a great accent on a card or scrap page. 

Spiral Border Punch  #119872 

Price: $15.95

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punch Photo Corners Punch

Price: $16.95

This punch is a must have for scrapbooking!  Quick and easy photo corners!



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Baskets & Blooms Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die  #113484

Reg Price: $39.95

Sale Price: $29.96

I just had to put this one one here!  I’ve shown you a bunch of fun projects in the past with this cut basket die.







I found this great project using this die on


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117175L Okay, most of you recognize this paper that we used for class this month.  It has designs that are embossed and when you sponge color over them, the design resists the ink and creates an amazing look.

Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper

Reg. Price: $11.95    Sale Price: $8.96


Here’s a card done by Nancy Littrell using this paper as the background—check out the new stamp design—peek!

Here’s another card with the presto paper—I don’t know the artist’s name but it’s very classy!


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new color bundle And, if you did not get up to date on our last new color adjustment,  here’s your last chance to get the newer colors at a savings.

Card Stock Bundle & Classic Pad New Color Kit  #120950

Separate Price:  $49.60  Sale Price: $34.95

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Monday, June 13, 2011

June Scrappin’ Class Project

scrap page


If you like this page and you’d like to join us—class is here in my stamp room tomorrow morning, June 14th at 10Am or tomorrow evening at Hanover Church of the Brethren 7 PM!

Cost for class is $10 or a $25 purchase.

Call me or email to rsvp.

scrap page part

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stamps in the Mail Club

*Join in January and get 1 BONUS stamp product from the Sale-A-Bration flier

*You will receive a FREE idea book/catalog with your first month's package.
Join this FUN, monthly club!
***No meeting, no driving, no time out of your busy schedules, but ALL the fun! 

Each month you will receive a package in the mail with a NEW stamp set, and 3 fabulous FINISHED samples for you to copy!!!
(NOT FILES, or directions, or pdf's, but the REAL samples!!) Copy them, and then USE them!
Here are the details:
*Each month you will pay $25.00 Clear mount, or $35.00 wood mount (includes the shipping AND postage expense!)  on the 15th of the month, and that month you will receive a brand new stamp set 14.95-19.95 (I will let you know what the stamp set is the prior month in case you want to change it or you already have it) PLUS....3 finished samples. They will come packaged in the mail the end of that month, giving you something so exciting to look forward to instead of BILLS! (Easy billing with a credit card on file!)
This Hearts a Flutter sample by Susan Carlson is an example of what you will get in January.
*ANYONE can join! No matter where you live!!! It's all via the mail!
*The subscription lasts 8 months. You can rejoin after the 8th month if you want to continue.
*One month you ALSO get a bonus lvl 1 or lvl 2 hostess set. YOU get to choose!
*Sets can ALWAYS be exchanged for a different one if you want! But, trust me, I will always pick awesome sets!
*Choose wood mount or clear mount
*Join in January and get a bonus stamp set or product from the SAB flier

This card is an example of a card you will receive in February with the Oh Hello Set.  Sorry, I don't know who the creator is but we did a similar card at my upline's meeting.

*Have a  friend join, and get another FREE bonus stamp set or product from the NEW catalog! (24.95 or less)
Did you do the math? In only 8 months you will grow your stamp collection by up to 11 sets! You will REALLY use these sets, because FINISHED samples will be included!
We'll be starting January 22nd with a new mini catalog set, and then from January thru May will be sets from the Spring Mini

Contact me today!!  (717) 359-7908

This card is an example of one you'll get in March...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Old “Friends”

Don’t miss a chance this month to come and play with some of mine and maybe your favorite stamps and accessories.  See the dates below when you can join us.  The first 3 cards are the cards that we’ll make at each class.  The 4th card is the card that you ‘earn’ when you either order $50 of product or bring a friend to class.  So, get calling your friends ladies!  Make sure everyone has the chance to get these great products before they are gone forever.

For those of you who want to place your orders ahead of class (so as to not miss out on any discontinuing accessories), I will list the products used on these cards that are being discontinued.

friends 24-7 Stamp Sets: Friends 24/7

Bella Toile

technique: masking, rock n roll









Bugs and Kisses

Everything Nice

Accessories: wide striped navy grosgrain

Technique: Multicolor with marker




Stamp Sets: Wonderful Favorite

Pretty Petals

Hostess set: Occasional Quotes


Certainly Celery wide striped grosgrain, Rich Razzleberry Satin

Technique: Stamp and punch

Stamp/Scrapbook Classes for June

Taylorsville, MD June 9th
Chambersburg, June 13th
Littlestown, June 14th 10 AM
Hanover June 14th 7 PM
Olney, June 20th 7 PM
I hope that you will be able to join us for a fun time--just let me know if you can come

Bring a friend and/or purchase a $50 order and stamp this extra card!


Accessories: Presto Patterns DSP

Technique: Watercolor, Emboss Resist (from the Presto Paper)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Last Chance Items that are discounted

These items are only available while supplies last.  You can purchase them at  my website  or email me right away.

Chef’s     I mean demonstrator recommendation (the best deals and/or things I wouldn’t want to miss):

119812 Old Olive Leaves 12" x 12" Designer Printed Album $14.96
212 113450 Go Go Boots Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies 25% $52.46 love this alphabet
Online 120949 Watercolor Wonder Crayons New Color Kit 25% $29.96      
188 111325 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 40% $17.97      
188 112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 40% $17.97      
187 109128 Pewter Build-A-Brad   $9.95      
188 108431 Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets   $9.95      
198 102930 The Tearing Edge   $19.95    
175 117168 Play Date Designer Series Paper 40% $5.97      
205 114324 Thick Window Sheets 40% $4.17      


Below are the rest of the discounted last chance items.  There are many more things that are going away so please check them out as well so that you are not sad when they are gone.  From stamps to paper, wall decor, big shot stuff and more. Click here to see the whole kit n kaboodle

This is only the list of things that are discounted!

Page Item Description Discount      

Big Shot:

207 114532 Card, Telephone & Address Bigz Clear Die 25% $14.96
207 114523 Decorative Accents Bigz Die 25% $14.96
207 114534 Flower Bigz Clear Die 25% $14.96
208 116819 Table Setting Bigz XL Die 25% $32.21
209 113484 Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die 25% $29.96
210 115974 Curves Ahead Sizzlits Die 25% $4.13
210 116823 Merry Details Sizzlits Die 25% $4.13
212 113450 Go Go Boots Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies 25% $52.46
215 116820 Merry Embosslits Die 25% $8.96
217 117982 Beary Girl Sizzlits Die 25% $4.46
217 117327 Beary Hoppy Sizzlits Die 25% $4.46
217 117987 Beary Lovely Sizzlits Die 25% $4.46
217 117979 Kooky Spooky Originals Die 25% $14.21
208 113483 Pennant Bigz XL Die 40% $23.97
209 116822 O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL Die 40% $25.77
209 116760 Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL Die 40% $23.97
209 115961 Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die 40% $25.77
209 115966 Pop-Up Look Here Bigz XL Die 40% $25.77
210 115973 Joyful Sizzlits Die 40% $3.30
210 118140 Tree Decorations Sizzlits Die 40% $3.30
211 113485 Birds & Blooms Sizzlits Die Pack 40% $13.17
212 113452 Join in the Cheer Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die 40% $13.17
215 114516 Cherry Blossom Embosslits Die 40% $7.17
215 115952 Hi Embosslits Die 40% $7.17
215 114514 Simple Flower Embosslits Die 40% $7.17
215 115957 Thanks Embosslits Die 40% $7.17
171 111882 Fresh Cut Notes 25% $6.71
172 117175 Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper 25% $8.96
174 120436 Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper 25% $7.46
175 117396 Build-a-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper 25% $7.46
175 117163 Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper 25% $7.46
172 117400 Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper 40% $7.17
175 117168 Play Date Designer Series Paper 40% $5.97
205 114324 Thick Window Sheets 40% $4.17
166 119749 Pumpkin Pie 5/8" Satin Ribbon 25% $6.71
166 119763 Real Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon 25% $5.21
167 119762 Marina Mist 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon 25% $5.21
168 119258 Night of Navy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon 25% $4.46
169 119964 Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon 25% $5.21
176 117172 Play Date Quick Accents 40% $5.37
188 111325 Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware 40% $17.97
188 112454 Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware 40% $17.97
189 116853 Simply Adorned Chain 34" 40% $7.77
182 118711 Elegant Engravings Simply Sent 25% $9.71
180 119812 Old Olive Leaves 12" x 12" Designer Printed Album 25% $14.96
180 117170 Play Date File Folders 25% $8.21
180 120434 Play Date Gusseted Envelopes 25% $4.46
184 119250 Bday Party Rub-Ons 25% $5.96
184 119249 Holly & Jolly Rub-Ons 40% $4.77
184 118760 Play Date Rub-Ons 40% $4.77
184 119975 Vintage Type Rub-Ons 40% $4.17


201 119279 Bitty Bat Punch 40% $9.57
202 118873 Cogs Double Punch 25% $13.46


218 111255 Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel 40% $5.10

Online Only:

Online 120963 Stampin' Pastels New Color Kit 25% $11.21 $18.95  
Online 120949 Watercolor Wonder Crayons New Color Kit 25% $29.96 $51.95  

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