Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Christmas Card Club

We had so much fun last night at our First Christmas Card Club

Here’s what we made:


Now you may have missed out on this first class, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on future ones.  I have lots more fun ideas to come.  Here are the details!

Please note: Classes will be held at my home, Littlestown on last Tuesday night, and in Taylorsville Md on a Thursday night. 

This is a $25 (value) class but you will be paying a $10 fee and ordering $20 minimum of whatever you want—so really you are only paying $10

Want a sneak peek at a few of the cards for next month?

IMG_6322 I have one more to design (or copy as the case may be)

Last Chance for Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Paper







































scrap layout—unsure of author































Layout by Tiffany Cline















scrap layout by Deb Paisie

linda Aarhus

rebecca Mayse

Nautical by Rebecca Mayse


Beyond the Garden DSP By Linda Aarhus         

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Summer Mini Catalog Ends Soon

While most of us are getting our New Holiday Mini catalogs and we cannot wait to place our orders beginning September 1st, I thought I should remind us that the Summer Mini ends soon and if there is anything that you’ve not had a chance to get, you can still do that!  

Here are some cards I’ve found done with a few of the sets that I don’t think I can do without, maybe you can relate:



great card Marie!






Handsome card Rita!







The Open Sea - Clear-Mount Stamp

Price: $18.95








Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper

Price: $10.95

(this paper is part of this month’s Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Packs)

Click Here to get your paper and stamp set now before their gone




Vintage Color Challenge for The Paper Players

This gorgeous card done by Ann Schach with the beautiful set: Strength and Hope

this set available for only a few more days and $2 from the sale of this set goes to Breast Cancer Research



Done by Julie Gearinger












stamp set


Strength & Hope - Clear-Mount Stamp


Price: $13.95


Click Here to Get your set now!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stampin’ Up! Yard Sale

We are gearing up for a huge event!  Okay, so we have tons of stamps and accessories here and more coming every day! 

Here are 3  pictures of what one room looks like with just the stamps that I’ve gotten so far.








You are not going to want to miss this event.  I haven’t seen some of these stamps in such a long time—it’s like homecoming.  IMG_7954 Please be sure and tell all your friends they will not want to miss this event of the year—the prices are per vendor—but I have to tell you, they are cheap!


Okay, it’s Saturday, August 20th (preview for hostesses on Friday night at 8 PM). Doors open at 8 AM---public at 9 AM.  You’ll want to get first dibbs.  Doors close at 2 PM.

And don’t forget, for every $20 you spend, you get a free stamp project!  How fun.

Address is my home: 730 Sells Station Rd. Littlestown, PA 17340

Monday, August 8, 2011

Post Convention Joyful Heart Stampers Breakfast

In case you were unable to join us on Saturday, I thought you’d like to see a little of what went on!

First we enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Mountain Gate Restaurant!  There were 35 of us present out of a group of 112 demonstrators from all over the country.  I think that is incredible.  Sheila Miller and her visiting friend Rhoda won a prize for coming the farthest—almost 4 hours I think!


Our theme this year is GROW so I made these flower pots with our Designer Series Paper strips to cover the pots, then the flowers were made by Marie and I with our New In Colors.  Malachi Corrugated and Shredded more DSP for the grass and then I covered the little shovel and rake handles with dsp.  A little lady bug inspired by my dear friend Bonnie, finishes off the flower arrangement.  These were given to all the presenters—see below.


We enjoyed some fabulous card swapping!  It was intense around there for a few minutes!

Our Presentors:

Angela Ogelsby: presented some ideas with the treat cups, candy wrapper die; Marie Gruber: some ideas with embossing satin ribbon on our embossing folders/with a little hairspray; Deb Paisie:some more ideas with extending the candy wrapper die, decorating with our punches, other candy ideas, a great cut-out sign for our entrance; and Sondra Jumper: lots of cute little gift ideas for hostesses, for favors and more.  Thank you ladies for doing such a great job! I showed some ideas we learned using our punches—some out-of-the ordinary things (I will try to get a video made before the end of the week to show you what all we learned—don’t know how else to show everyone!) also, had to show our fabulous new Stampin’ Score –along with some of the features and benefits of this exciting new product.

I love how quickly and easily you can create something like this, that looks like it would be so difficult—no more measuring!

















Would you like to see some of our Make and Take Projects?


This card was done with our Christmas Stocking set from next month’s Holiday Mini—watch for your’s in the mail the end of this month or get it at one of my classes.










Our With Gratitude set done with our new Stampin’ Score and some Fall Dsp that will be out next month.









Another new set, Christmas Lodge using our Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, then our new “stickles’ type glitter glue.  The DSP is the new Frostwood Lodge DSP.


And last but not least, our Strength and Hope fundraiser stamp (only available yet this month) along with the flowers from Language of Friendship # 122752 punched with our Boho Blossoms punch.  Colors are Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey and white.  Butterfly embossed with white emboss powder.  Grey marker to ink only the top of the word stamp—then repeated again. 

Hope you enjoyed this little tour of the team meeting.  Make sure you put it on your calendar so you don’t miss our next, Christmas Dinner Meeting on December 3rd, at Christ Church in Littlestown.

Stamp the Love Shoppe Classes this month!


this is one of the fun cards that we’ll be making in the Card Class.

Cost is a $25 order

RSVP here for the location and time that suits you.










Or Join us for a scrapbooking class!  Be sure to check out the locations and times here and RSVP

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Christmas Card Club

August thru December

(last Tuesday of each month @ 7pm -starting August 30th)

in My Stamp Room!

Make 10 Christmas cards each month for 4 months - that's 48 cards and in month 5 (December) we will make 18 Gift Tags!

Cost for each club class is a $10 supply fee and a $20 minimum  Stampin' Up! order. PLUS you get a FREE $10 Stampin' Up! Gift Certificate just for attending all 5 months!


Here’s one of the projects




Okay, I’ll show you one more I have done—yes, I’ve copied someone else’s great art work and now you can too!


Join me in this New Exciting Monthly Club and Create Some Unique and Special Holiday Cards that will ensure your Christmas card creations will be completed on time for this Holiday Season!

You will create 12 cards, 3 cards of 4 different designs at each of the first 4 month Club Classes and 18 Gift Tags at the December Class (Tuesday, Dec. 6th)

There will also be refreshments and a guaranteed fun girl's night out! Just bring your adhesive of choice.

If interested, please email me at


Please note this class is guaranteed to fill up quickly and space is limited!!

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper

During the month of August, you have the opportunity to get stocked up on our gorgeous new Designer Series Papers.  Click on image below to view flier.  It includes all dsp on pages 184-top of 186.  All priced at $10.95.


When your card or scrapbook page just needs an extra something, try a piece of designer paper.

You can do so many things with designer paper:

  • a small piece makes a great accent on a card



  • a long strip makes a great border on a scrapbook page IMG_7659
  • I apologize, this sample actually uses a Simply Scrappin’ Kit but it shows the idea nicely



  • or smaller pieces can be used as accents on scrapbook pages



  • it’s thin enough that it folds nicely to create die-cut boxes, bags or to create belly bands on those boxes, bags




  • makes beautiful accents like flowers


  • score with our new Stampin’ Score (available in September) and you can quickly create these beautiful flowers.

dsp 3























Email me to add your’s to an order for pick up at a local event or my house.  Or order here 24/7 and have it shipped directly to your house.  In products, click on Paper, then go to the very bottom right,and click on the square that says DSP.

Stamp Fest Photos

Deb Paisie showed us how she designed this shirt with Stampin' Blends (our alcohol markers).  It is such a gorgeous shirt and I want t...