Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pinwheel Die-tips and tricks

Everyone loved the whimsical look of this card during our Stamp Camp last Saturday.  This card uses a few of our new products as well as some ‘older’ ones.








  • new Pinwheel Die #129411
  • Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP #126922
  • Wishes Your Way stamp set #129156
  • Gift stamp is from Patterned Party stamp set #123067 main catalog
  • Rhinestones
  • Brights Brads
  • Pokey tool and mat

Okay, here is my TIP: Poke out the holes then put center hole onto the pokey tool.  Fold each point in and slip hole over tip of pokey tool until all corners are folded in.   THEN, slip off of pokey tool while holding all pieces in place.  Send tip of pokey tool down thru the center (opposite of before), then remove and place brad thru the holes (All, while holding all pieces in place with one hand).  It may take you a few tries but is a piece of cake by the 3rd try.  So cut out a few from scraps and practice once or twice then you’ll be a PRO.

Designer Build a Brads

This is another card from our Stamp Camp on Saturday.  I CAS’d this idea from somewhere….that doily just seems to make everything beautiful.  I added one of our Designer Build a Brads for the extra ‘ahhh’!   The stamp set is the SAB set, Bloomin’ Marvelous #129654.   So, you want to know how to do this:
















1. Fold Island Indigo card and emboss the front only with the Lacy Brocade Folder #127819

2. Cut Crumb Cake 3 3/4 X 5 and punch Scallop Trim Corner #118870  in upper right corner

3. Stamp Hello Doily with Whisper White ink….allow to dry

4. Tie Sycamore Street Ribbon (FREE with SAB purchase of $50) around the lower part

5. Using Pokey Tool #126189 and mat #126199, poke a hole thru ribbon and crumb cake together and without moving card, push the Build a Brad #129329  thru the hole

6. Emboss a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the oval from the Designer Frames Folders  #123130.  Cut around the outside of the oval  TIP: leave just a hair of space outside of the embossed ‘pearls’ which will hopefully prevent you from cutting too close.

7. Stamp images in Island Indigo and Old Olive

8. Stamp butterfly (from Itty Bitties #128939 in Spring Catalog) in Island Indigo and stamp on white.  Then punch out the circle with the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack #118309.  Adhere to the brad with a glue dot, then apply the clear dome shaped cover to complete.

You could add a greeting at the top right if you like or put your greeting inside. 

Happy Crafting.  If you need supplies, please click here or contact me.


Monday, January 28, 2013

Card ideas from Stamp Camp

Our stamping event on Saturday was a huge hit.  I am trying to


get everything put away and thought I’d try to post a few of the ideas each day. I did this one for a masculine idea.


  • our new stamp, Just Thinking from the mini.   
  • The blue design was cut with our Labels framelits. I had to cut circle in the center…no punch for that.
  • The design paper is Natural Composition Design Paper #126917.  I sponged it in the Midnight Muse.
  • notice the handsome Natural Trim Ribbon #129287
  • the accent in the center of the M Muse CS is done with the Needlepoint embossing folder
  • the poked border is done with the Essentials Paper piercing pack #126187
  • one of our silver mini brads is in the center.
  • Color combo: Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand

Don’t forget to take advantage of Sale a Bration to get extra free stuff.  Place your order here and get a FREE SAB for every $50

Hope you enjoy!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale A Bration Has Arrived--great benefits to NEW DEMOS

I hope you enjoy the great benefits that are available to you....including great hostess promotions and not to forget the benefits for becoming a demonstrator during this time.
  • Besides getting a continuous 20% discount
  •  having friends who 'dig' what you do
  • you will get 25% more in your starter kit when you get your kit during SAB.  That's $156.50 worth of product (your choice) for only $99 and FREE shipping.  
Hello, what are you waiting for!  Join today and utilize the whole rest of SAB inviting friends to enjoy the bounties of this season.
Click Here to go straight to ordering your NEW DEMO's easy.

We have so many wonderful stamps as well as Designer Paper, Punch, Embossing Folder, Card many things that will speak to different needs.  I hope that you'll check out this list of all the great products that you can earn for FREE during the next 2 months of sale.
So, one last SAB idea then I have so much to show you from the new Spring Catalog.  This card uses the beautiful stamp set, Bloomin' Marvelous.  These colors come from the great color combos in the Sycamore Street DSP that is available as a SAB item. Also, check out the Island Indigo satin's from the FREE ribbon/button pack during SAB.

Email  me right away:

  • to find out how to get your kit and get going
  • to book a date for your private party with a few friends
  • if you need help placing your order
Or, Place Your Order here

SAB Count Down, Day 2

We are almost there!  Here's a swap that I got from Jeanne Trone in our SAB swap.  She uses the Patterned Occasions stamp set.....she added little hearts in our Red Shimmer Paper for a very cute accent.
Sorry, I just realized that this particular border punch is no longer available. But we do have a beautiful scallop border punch that is similar.

SAB  starts today!

So, click here to get started with the fun.

SAB Count Down, Day 3

This is a swap I got from Lynne Holder.
She used the SAB set, Feeling Sentimental that  you can earn for FREE when you spend $50.
SAB actually starts today!
So, click here to get started with the fun.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Scrapbooking Idea for February


This is the scrapbook page that we’ll be doing at class next month.

It uses the stamp set Hearts a Flutter    #131097    $36.95

hearts a flutter


IMG_1223 This page also uses Ciao, Baby!#129648  $13.95

and the new punches: The mini scallop #129404

and the  SAB punch: petite curlylabel  FREE with a $50purchase                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Creative Stamping Subscriptions

Many of you don’t have the opportunity to attend a class  or take the time to have a party but your heart is to create!

There are 2 creative options available for you:

  1. 1. Stampin’ Up!s New Product called Paper Pumpkin is a monthly Printsubscription….a cute box comes to your door each month and has all the supplies you need to create the adorable projects that are included.  Read more on that product HERE . First issue arrives in March
  2. 2. My Stamps in the Mail club.   Read more on the logistics HERE   jan

This card is an example of a card you’ll receive in April



Here are the sets for the next 5 months (the length of this Spring Catalog).  After the listed stamps, I've listed a possible add-on option for the 3 months of Sale-A-Bration.  You just need to let me know if you want to stick to the particular set, change to a different set or if you'd like to upgrade to the $50 BUNDLE to take advantage of SaleABration

January: Hearts A Flutter

February:  Oh Hello

secret gardenMarch:  Secret Garden

Here’s a card designed by Jenn Tinline using the Secret Garden set that you will get in your package in March

April:  By the Tide

May:  Oh, Whale


PERKS: If you decide to do a bundle instead of your minimum $25 order:

  • it will ship directly to you saving you money on mailing AND
  • you will get a SAB item for FREE AND
  • you'll get a 4th card front idea with your package from me.
  • Also, If you do the 3 bundles for the next 3 months, your name will go in a drawing for a 1/2 price item of your choice!

January suggested Bundle: total cost $62.92 (shipped directly, cards will come separately)

Hearts a Flutter Bundle  $36.95 includes sizzix dies

More Amore DSP  $12.95

Dazzling Details Glitter $2.50

Total $52.40

FREE item Pretty Petites

February suggested Bundle: total cost $63.40 (shipped directly, cards will come separately)

Oh, Hello Bundle  $38.95 includes sizzix dies

Tea for Two DSP  $10.95

Doilies  $2.95

Total 52.85

FREE item Petite Punch

March suggested Bundle: total cost $61.33 (shipped directly, cards will come separately)

Secret Garden Bundle $36.95 includes sizzix dies

Ciao Baby stamp set  $13.95

Total $50.90

FREE item: sycamore street button/ribbon combo

If you have questions or don’t understand everything, please don’t hesitate to email or call me:    717-359-7908

Friday, January 18, 2013

SAB Count Down Day 4

Card Ideas for you.  Here’s a card I got in my upline’s swap.  Are you surprised at how cute these stamps are?  I know we didn’t want to love them but we just can’t help ourselves!  Let me know what you think below.IMG_1207

This card was done by Tamra Davis.  She is using the SAB set, Madison Avenue in a very creative way.  The verse is also SAB, Vintage Verses.

The colors she used came from the SAB DSP, Sycamore Street. They are Island Indigo, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango.  She used the 1 1/4” circle punch and the 1 3/4 inch  scallop circle punch.  She also added a touch of sponging.  Hope you enjoy!  You only have 4 days to wait and you can take advantage of our Sale A Bration Celebration!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stampin’ Up’s! New Paper Pumpkin

Sweep Away the Mundane—your magical carriage awaits….

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

It's so easy to get started.  Go to: and click Get it.
Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator! Cindy Fodor from Littlestown, PA

Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

So, get signed up today so that you won't miss a single month: Go to: and click Get it.

SAB Count Down, Day 5

We are back on track and countin’ down. Not sure if you’re in love with this SAB stamp set?  I felt the same way until I saw how these brilliant stampers used it in unusual ways.  Here it is Feeling Sentimental  #129630 on another scrapbook page.


I left the top part of the picture on…it was a little mini fold-up album of old-time black and white pictures.  But this scrapbook page is just amazing.  Besides the SAB set, she also used the Fan Fair DSP #126918 (which I think really  makes this page).  She also used vellum (over the LONDON and for journaling) giving it an elegant look.  London was done with the Typeset Alphabet and numbers #127553  $89.95

I hope you enjoy, remember SAB starts the 22nd.

You can order online here 24/7

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Stampin’ Up 25th Anniversary

best of banner

For our 25-year anniversary, we’re bringing back some
of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century
and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one
set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some
great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a
never-before-seen image!

Best of January

For every six Best of sets
you buy, you can send in your
collectors card for a FREE
set of your choice valued up
to $14.95! 

SAB Count Down Day 6

After the card with the jeans, I had to show this page!  page 2

Another Artisan award winner’s page!  She used the SAB Designer Paper, Sycamore Street as well as the button/ribbon pack and Patterned Occasions SAB stamp set.  You can’t see the tag in the middle of the page very well but she used the Vintage Verses SAB stamp that says, There’s Only One You.  These items are all free, each with a $50 purchase during SAB.

In addition, She used:

* the incolor Ribbon, Summer Starfruit

*Delicate Doilies Sizzlet (for the blue doily)  #126999  $21.95

*1 3/4” circle punch #119850  $16.95

*Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies  #127553  $89.95

SAB Count Down Day 7

Still playing catch up with this adorable card using the SAB set,

card 1

Patterned Occasions.   This card was posted on the board at leadership.  It uses the SAB Designer Paper, Sycamore street along with the SAB embossing folder, Vine Street.  We will soon be there!  only 7 more days. Colors in the designer paper are: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White


SAB Count down, Day 8

Ideas you’ll love even though I’m running a tad behind.

Here’s a great scrapbook page that was done for Leadership by one of the Artisan Award Winners.

page 1

Isn’t this a great ‘Going to the Fair” page.  Love that little touch of the ferris wheel at the bottom.  That is from our SAB set, Feeling Sentimental (free with a $50 purchase—begins January 22nd)  #129630

Other things that she used on this page:

* all our circle punches  pg. 184 2012-13 Catalog

*Take a Ticket Wheel  #126941  $6.50

*World Spectacular DSP  #126897  $10.95

*In Color Dahlias  #127556  $7.95

*In Color Designer Printed Brads  #122940  $7.95

So, beginning January 22nd, you may get these FREE items with every $50 purchase.

If you are my customer, or will be, and do not have a current copy of our catalog, Spring Catalog or SAB flier, please email me today and ask for them:

Click Here to place your order now.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Techniques and Stamping Class

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Hope you’ll join us for this fun event!

Saturday, January 26th 1-4 PM Christ United Church of Christ 131 Christ Church Rd. Littlestown, PA

SAB Count Down, Day 9


We are getting there!  But not before you see this pretty card designed by Edith and Esther.  This SAB stamp set is called Feeling Sentimental #129630.  They also used the honeycomb embossing folder…with cherry cobbler coordinations paper.

Lot’s of sponging finishes this effect.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

SAB Count Down, Day 10

Our next cardIMG_1169 is from an extremely creative gal, Sondra Jumper.  Her SAB stamp set is also Patterned Occasions  #129624 and she used markers to color her stamp.  But check out the background.  She used our new Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378  $7.95 along with her Brayer #102395 $12.50 to get this fun look.  Her colors are Tangerine Tango, Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.   Oh, and the ribbon is a SAB item as well.  It comes with 2 other colors of ribbon and a pack of buttons as one of the FREE SAB items.

Friday, January 11, 2013

SAB Count Down, Day 11

I have to say a very proud Happy Birthday to my oldest son, Devin who turns 24 today!  Where did the time go…you were just a little guy yesterday saying things like, “Mommy bought this at the ‘tore and ‘it was on accident’ and the best one….you often used the letter ‘f’ sound for t.  And you loved fire trucks but we always held our breath when you saw one because you know what came out of your mouth…..What a fine young man you’ve grown to be and a fun uncle to boot!IMG_1157 

Okay, here’s your card for the day:  I believe this ‘hip’ card was done by Connie Heisey?  I think that little yellow flower with brad just makes this whole card.  Okay, I like the stIMG_1164amping too!  This blue striped designer paper comes from the new Parker’s Patterns in the Spring catalog…#131021  $10.95.  It uses bold colors and has just like it says, lots of patterns.

The SAB stamp set she used was Patterned Occasions #129624  And it’s FREE with a $50 purchase…everyone say….”beginning January 22nd”.

Her colors are island indigo and cherry cobbler, with a touch of daffodil

Thursday, January 10, 2013

SAB Count Down, Day 12

I am in Sunny Orlando Florida, getting ready to start Leadership 2013, our Silver Anniversary Year!  This is so exciting to be part of this landmark occasion.

Here’s our next card for sneak peek…how are you enjoying it so far?  Please let me know in the comments below.

IMG_1162 This antique card was made by Lynne Peters, one of the designers for our upcoming SAB Stamp Camp on January 26th.   The stamp set she used is Feeling Sentimental  #129630  and it’s FREE with a $50 purchase beginning Jan. 22nd. She stamped the soft suede border with the luminaire pad.   She used the labels framelits to highlight the unicycle.  Love it!  Her colors are Summer Starfruit and Soft Suede

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

SAB Count Down, Day 13

Here we are, it’s Hump Day and we have a great card to get us excited about Sale A Bration.

IMG_1167 This card swap was designed by Su Deitch.  It has simple lines and so well put together.  She was using the SAB set, Pretty Petites #129642, which is also free with a $50 purchase beginning Jan 22nd.

She used the new Petite Curly punch #129405 that you can get….wait for it…..FREE with a $50 purchase during SAB!

She also used Polka Dot Parade DSP  which you can purchase anytime from the large catalog…#126902 $10.95

SAB Count Down: Day 14

Sorry, I’m a little late but hopefully you’ll forgive if you see this adorable little smile!  That quick smile would melt a heart of stone.






Thanks for looking. 



Okay, here is my next card idea.  Just got my card swaps back from Connie’s swap.  I think this card by Carol Slack uses a beautiful color palette!IMG_1166

She used So Saffron, Baja Breeze and Soft Suede and the SAB stamp set: Bloomin Marvelous  #129654, FREE with a $50 purchase beginning January 22nd!

Oh, she also used our new mini butterfly punch.  #129406  $15.95

Hope you enjoy. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

SAB Count Down: Day 15


I made this card at my upline’s stamping night.  I added this great new embossing folder to fill in the open space.  Love the original design my Mary Fish…her color combo is so soft and lovely. 

Once again, this stamp comes from Bloomin’ Marvelous:

bloomin marvelous #129654  FREE with a $50 purchase

Color Palette is Sahara Sand, Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, and Whisper White



Other items that I used are:

Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder  #129383  $7.95

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details liquid glitter  #127845  $2.50

the center of the flowers (oops I missed one….actually I smeared it and decided to replace it at home but forgot)

Summer Starfruit Ribbon  #126846  $8.95

Sunday, January 6, 2013

SAB Count Down Day 16


This is another swap for my SAB swap.  I used the SAB stamp set, Bloomin’ Marvelous  #129654  Free with a $50 purchase.   I pulled the color palette from the Designer paper (Sycamore Street SAB item): Island Indigo, Pool Party and Summer Starfruit.  This also uses the Sycamore Street Ribbon/Button pack from SAB.

Here are the other images from the set:

bloomin marvelous

I used the new pool party embossing powder from the Spring ‘mini’ catalog (yummy!)

#129398 $4.75

And lots of punches:

1 3/8 and 1 3/4 inch circle punches, 1 3/4 and 2 3/8 inch scallop punches  pg. 184 of main catalog.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

SAB Count Down: Day 17


I’m in a SAB swap and this is the card that I designed for that swap.

Now off to make 30 more!

The SAB stamp set is called Patterned Occasions # 129642 FREE with a $50 purchase

Here’s what all the images in this set look like:

Patterned Occasions

The colors I used are Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit

Other things that I used on this card:

New Cloudy Day textured impressions embossing folder  #127022  $7.95  from the Spring “Mini” catalog

Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies #130159  $24.95  (also come as part of a bundle   pg. 11 of mini

SAB item:Sycamore Street Button and Ribbon Bundle #130812 FREE with a $50 purchase

Pool Party Baker’s Twine  #125574  $2.95

Sycamore Street DSP  #127540  FREE with a $50 purchase

Hearts Collection Framelits  #125599  $26.95 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sale A Bration Count Down-Day 18


In case you are new to our Annual Sale-A-Bration Event, let me just say that this is the best time ever to purchase and to have a party! 

For every $50 you purchase from Jan. 22nd thru March 22nd, you will get to pick a FREE stamp set or other item from the SAB flier.  I will be posting an idea every day so that by the time SAB gets here, you’ll have ideas of every item in the SAB flier.   As a hostess, you have the opportunity to earn the SAB bundle.  And New Demonstrators have the chance to really get a booming start during SAB.

I made this card last night at my upline, Connie’s meeting.

I liked this set from the first but I love this card. 

Here are what the other images in this set look like….

Feeling SentinmentalSAB stamp set: Feeling Sentimental  FREE with $50 purchase

clear: #129630

Colors: Pool Party and Soft Suede along with Very Vanilla

In addition, we used:

Bird Builder Punch #117191  $16.95

Sizzix Floral Fusion Die  #115969  $5.50

En Francais Stamp #109521 $17.95

2 Valentine Treats for you


Click on Picture to see the flier for both promotions

Valentine Treat Bundle  #132771   

Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags
Special Bundle Price: $5.95

The Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp coordinates with the Full Heart Punch (item 119883; $16.95). This punch is not included in the bundle so be sure to order it as well if you don’t like to cut!

Buy One/Get something FREE

Get this cute set of note cards FREE when you purchase this exclusive Valentine Greeting set

My Little Valentine (clear-mount) #132242    $9.95

Get this FREE:  shown on page 35 of the expired holiday catalog

Sealed with Love Simply Sent   #126923     $7.95  FREE

Both of these specials are only good til January 21st.  Be sure to get your’s now.   You can also order from the new mini catalog!

Click Here to view flier with both promotions

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