Friday, December 30, 2011

New Goodies from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

Well, what to share...Christmas projects, Winter...New Years???

How about looking ahead to Spring, & flowers.  Now that's an idea I like.  The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalogs are out, and all I can say is WOW!!!  I love the vintage style of many of the new stamp sets.  And, new Big Shot dies, now you're talking!  The new Framelits Dies are awsome, Love the new Paper Doily.  Today I want to share a card using the new Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents.  The mini catalog just does not capture how awsome they are.  So, here is a card I created with the new goodies!

Check out the new Edgelits Adorning Accents die cut...Love em!!!

stamp sets:  BFF (vine background) & Fabulous Phrases
cardstock:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Big Shot dies:  Edgelits Adorning Accents, Fun Flowers
Sale-a-Bration designer paper Everyday Enchantment
Accessory:  Antique Brad
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral

The Everyday Enchantment paper pack is gorgeous...available from Jan. 24 to March 31, 2012 FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase.

Get out your calendars TODAY and pick a date for your In-Home workshop with your girlfriends & family.  You are going to want to get your hands on these great new products! contact me at to book, or inquire about having your Stampin' Up! get-together soon, or getting your copy of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog if you didn't yet yours.  The Sale-A-Bration catalogs will be coming out soon!!!

Have a Happy "Stampin" New Year!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Hope You Had a Wonderful Christmas!!!

I hope You all had a wonderful Christmas!  Christmas seemed to come so early...I guess it seemed that way because we have had such fabulous weather.  When it is 50 degrees, doesn't seem like the end of December.

Here is a photo of the last batch of Christmas cards that I created this year.  I got my inspiration from a card on Splitcoast Stampers (link to SplitcoastStampers is on my sidebar)  I used two of my favorite new stamp sets from the Stampin Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, Christmas Lodge & The Sounding Joy.  The sentiment "Joy" was embossed with the new Pewter Embossing Powder from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for accent and added a skinny strip of Silver Glimmer Paper for a bit of sparkle.  Finishing touch is Satin Ribbon.

And...just a reminder to everyone...The last day to order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog is January 3rd!  Also, have you checked out the Clearance Rack lately???  TONS of new items added including many of the Stampin' Up! punches.  The sale punches are the old style, but are current shapes that coordinate with many of the Stampin' Up! stamp sets.  You can shop from the comfort of your home at
SALE ends January 5th!!!

Thanks for visiting.....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas is "in the bag"!

Hello Bloggers!
Wow, time has been flying by!!! I have been having classes since October preparing for Christmas, and it will soon be here. So, it is way past time for me to share what I have been doing. Some of you know, as you have been able to attend my Christmas classes, but for those of you that's pics of projects.
The first two pictures are from a private class I held using the Holiday Stocking die cut to create treat boxes. These adorable little stocking boxes were a big hit! I used designer paper from my "stash", used the snowflake punch, designer label punch, & some waffle paper & real red grosgrain ribbon. We also used the Snow burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The little box is approx. 1 1/2" x 2". Just big enough for some candies, lip balm, or that special little treat! I absolute LOVE the Holiday Stocking die cut & Snow Burst Textured Impressions embossing folder!!! ( Holiday Mini catalog expires Jan. 3rd!!!
Here is another Holiday Stocking treat box with last year's Stampin' Up! designer paper!
I "CASED" this card from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator web site! It was made with the Stitched Stockings stamp set found in the Holiday Mini catalog! And, wow, skates :) LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I have also seen cards with the Stitched Stockings stamp set making a stick horse, a reindeer, sweater, and baby booties!!! It is an incredibly versitile stamp set, and has a coordinating stocking builder punch.
Here is the group photo from my October card class. Many cards, again, CASED from fellow demonstrators.
Here is the group of November Christmas cards (cased many of them)!
More come soon! Hope you are getting your cards in the mail, and enjoying the Christmas preparations as much as I am!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope Campaign a Success!!!

(photo of Kansas City Pink Fountains from )

Thank you to each of you that purchased the Stampin' Up! Strength & Hope stamp set!  Stampin' Up! contributed $2 from each stamp set purchased to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Here is a copy of the post on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site from today...

"You Did It! Results of the Strength & Hope CampaignOctober 13, 2011
The Strength & Hope Campaign, benefiting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), came to an end on August 31. We thank you and your customers for your amazing support of this global philanthropic campaign. Each of you did your part to make a difference, and by doing so, we raised nearly $60,000, which will go toward helping BCRF "achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime" (BCRF Mission Statement)."

Today, I also ask that you pray for a cure!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Luminaries!

When looking for a project for the retirement center where I share craft projects, I found this cute little luminarie project made from the Sizzix Fancy Favor Box.  It was an easy project " is so simple"!
I cut out the box with the Fancy Favor Box die cut.  Punched holes in front and back with the 1 3/4" circle punch. Ran the box through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder.   Cut 2 pieces of velum 2" square and stamped images from the Wicked Cool stamp set with Stazon.    Adhered velum in windows with glue stick.    Assembled box & adhered sides & bottom with Sticky Strip.  Stamped image on whisper white & punched out with Lg. Oval punch, layered over Scallop Oval punch and adhered on front of box.  Let's see, what is left...yes a pretty black satin bow.  Then made a handle with basic black cardstock, 3/4" wide and adhered on sides of box (bag) with brads.  I also used my Tasteful Trim die cut for the accent accross the bottom of the bag.
And, finishing touch, a battery operated tea light inside!
Love this about trying one yourself.  It could be re-created for any theme, maybe Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween is coming soon!

October is here, leaves are changing.... I love it! This is my favorite time of year, and each time I go out, I see more signs of Autum! Falling leaves, changing colors, and cool evening temps. And, soon, Halloween will be here. Today I have a Halloween card to share which was created with the Tri-shutter scoring, & cutting technique. Very fun to create. Supplies: Wicked Cool Stamp set, cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, designer paper: Frightful Sight, punches: 1 3/4 & 1 3/8 circle punches, 2 3/8 scallop circle. Tools used: Simply Scored scoring tool & paper trimmer. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! is Giving Away Big Shots!!!

Wow!!! I still can't believe this!!! Stampin' Up! is giving away Big Shots!!! This can get a FREE Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit! The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is already an awsome deal, over $300 in Stampin' Up! products for only $175! But now, in the month of October, you can either select an additional $100 in Stampin' Up! Products to add on to your Starter Kit, or receive the Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine FREE!!! You all know that I absolutely LOVE being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Stampin' Up! is an awsome company that provides great customer service, provides all the training needed to share my passion for stamping, and of course, "the best rubber stamps in the industry"!!! They have an amazing creative team, and I am proud to offer their products to you! With the holidays fast approaching, wouldn't it be great to own your own Stampin' Business....make your own hours, and share creativity with others. You say you are not creative....all the ideas are there for you on the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Web Site!!! And, I have been a demonstrator for 5 years... As your upline, I will share whatever I can to help you make your Stampin' Up! business a success!!! You can either visit my business web site at or give me a call TODAY at (816) 238-7508 to learn more about being a Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and becoming a member of my Stamp Patch Team!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Come see me at the Josephine Expo!

Hey Gals! Come see me at the Josephine Expo on Saturday, October 11th from 10-4 for project displays, product demonstrations, & more!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Halloween Swaps!

Today I wanted to share a couple of my recent demonstrator swap cards with a Halloween theme!

They are just too cute!

The 1st card features the new Stampin' Up! stamp set, Out on a Limb (pg 12 of the Holiday Mini Catalog).

The 2nd card features the new stamp set Piece of Poison (pg. 9 of the Holiday Mini Catalog). She also used the new Bigz Die cut, Peekaboo Frames(pg. 36) cut from the new Silver glimmer paper (pg. 41).

What a fun surprise to open the Peek-a-Boo frame for a sentiment!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Simply Scored Card Box & Cards!

Good Monday Morning!

When you received your Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog did you see the new Stampin' Up! Simply Scored scoring tool on page 7? I was soooo excited to see that we are now offering a scoring tool...but not just any scoring tool. The new Simply Scored scoring tool has some really great features. Deep groves every 1/4 inch with a 12 inch ruler down both sides. It has re-positional place marker to make quick work of multiple projects. And, it has a handy storage compartment.

The new Simply Scored scoring tool is an awsome addition to Stampin' Up!'s product line, and I am proud to recommend it to my customers! It is so important to have great tools, and this is definitely a "must have"!

Here is a little project of mine, a hand-made card box created with the new Simply Scored scoring tool. I used Early Expresso for box bottom, Pool Party for box top, and a belly band with the new Spice Cake designer paper (pg. 13). The belly band also has a gorgeous paper flower created with the Fun Flowers Sizzix Bigz die cut and dry embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

And, of course, coordinating greeting cards to fill my box.

Additional supplies used: Hand-Penned Holidays stamp set (pg. 15 Holiday Mini) Naturals White, Soft Suede, & Crumb Cake cardstock, Early Expresso ink, Leaves #2 Originals die cut, Antique Brads, Jumbo Brads, Crumb Cake Seam binding ribbon, & Linen Thread.

Wouldn't this make a fabulous gift???

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fabulous Stamp Patch Team Swaps!

A few weeks ago my Stamp Patch Team gals got together for our 1st official meeting. We all decided to do a card swap in conjuction with the meeting, and it was fun to see what the gals came up with. I was so proud of them...for some this was their first swap. Here are their cards!
Beth (cased from Debbie Henderson)
Connie (card inside was as pretty as the outside)
Connie They did a great job!!! Hope you enjoy the samples as much as I did!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog is Here!!!

Hey gals!

The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog begins today!!!

Wow, this is the best mini catalog yet... Oh yeah, I say that every time a new catalog comes out. But, I am tellin' ya, this one is sooooo good! It covers holidays from Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Christmas. My favorite time of the year!

It is full of awsome new products from the brand new, Simply Scored scoring tool, to the great new Product Suites including Pick Your Poison, Spice Cake, Holly Berry Bouquet, & Frostwood Lodge. These product suites are great because they include a variety of products that can be combined to create beautiful projects. And the Spice Cake & Holly Berry Bouquet product Suites include fabric & buttons. Simply adorable!!! Combine the any of the offerings in the Product Suite products and you are sure to WOW your friends & family with your project! And a new Letterpress Plate, and Mica Flakes, a new Bizg L die, Holiday Stocking with Stocking Accessories, the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 2 new personalized stamps, the new Stitched Stockings with coordinating Builder Punch. And, how about the 25 & Counting stamp set & Peekaboo Frames Bigz L Die. There is so much more...

Wow...I am out of breath... I want it ALL. How about you?

It is a great time to book a Stampin' Up! workshop! Fix a light snack, invite your favorite peeps, & lets create something beautiful. You can earn FREE PRODUCTS and have a great evening or afternoon with the girls! contact me soon at & pick a date!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mini CD Scrapbook Class

How would you like to create this adorable scrapbook album?

You will create a 5 x 5 mini scrapbook using 1/2 of a Simply Scrappin Kit! You choose either the Country Club Simply Scrappin kit (pg. 188 of the Stampin' Up! Idea-Book & Catalog or the new Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin Kit from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.

Class times: Sat. Sept. 10th, 1-4 pm
or Thurs. Sept. 15th 6-9 pm
Class fee: $25

And, new to this class, you can sign up securly on-line with the PayPal link below!Registration begins today, so sign up now!
Class size is limited!
Any questions, e-mail me at

Sign Up Today for the Mini CD Scrapbook Class

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Convention Make & Takes!

Good Morning All!

There are several things I want to tell you today...

First, in the month of August, Stampin' Up! is having a designer paper sale! Buy 3, get one FREE! This is a great deal! Check out the options at You can order directly from my business web site, or give me a call with your order!

The next thing to share with you, I am working on my Fall class schedule! There will be classes monthly until the end of the year! As soon as I get all the details together, I will e-mail or send the schedules out to you! More info soon!

Over the week-end I completed my Make & Takes from Stampin' Up! Convention! These were the most amazing projects...They included a lot of details, but you know, it's those little extra details that can give your projects that WOW! I would love to share some of the techniques with you, including the rolled fabric flower on the pennant, or the absolutely amazing paper flower on the card keeper box! Speaking of the card keeper, Stampin' Up! has included the card keeper box kit in the new Holiday Mini Catalog being released September 1st! Maybe I will offer it as a class this fall...what do you think???

Comments always welcome!!! thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Stampin Up Convention, more photos!

Today I am starting off my Convention photos with some awsome projects that I saw around convention. Fellow Demonstrators are happy to allow photos of their beautiful creations!!! The 1st photo is a project in one of the many, many displays provided by Stampin' Up!

The next couple of photos are creations by fellow demonstrators!

This gorgeous card was presented in one of my classes, created by Mary Ellen Byler.

There were so many exciting moments at convention. Pictured above is "Main Stage" at the begining of convention. Of course, all Stampin' Up! Convention-goers love Prize Patrol! Each attendee gets a colored wrist band. If they flash your' wristband on the big win free goodies! All 3 of the Stamp Patch Team members that attended won. It was just soooo exciting for us each to win!!! Here is a photo of Carol waiting to recieve her awsome new goodies!!!

Much more to come...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stampin' Up! Convention Highlights!

Hello Everybody!!!

Just returned home from an awsome Stampin' Up! Convention!!! and all I have to say is "WOW"! such amazing talent, it was a "BLAST!". They spoiled us beyond belief...lots of free goodies, entertainment, and 3,000 stampin' sisters that share my passion! :) would all LOVE IT!!! And, new starter kit offer for $99, hint, hint, hint :)

I would absolutely LOVE to grow my Stamp Patch Team! If you would like to find out more about joining my team, whether you are interested in the discount, earning extra cash, or owning your own business please give me a call!

I plan to share many convention highlight photos with are photos from my visit to the Stampin' Up! Riverton Home Office & Distribution Center.

Hope you enjoy all the ispiring photos...I loved them :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

For a limited time, Stampin' Up! is offering an amazing deal...You can purchase a Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99!!! You can start your own Stampin' Up! Business with the $99 Starter Kit, or it is a great way to become a member of my team just to enjoy the products you love at a 20 percent discount.

Plus, when you join SU in July, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. Remember, you can only earn this special Shelli Signature Collection kit when you purchase the Starter Kit.

The limited time $99 Starter Kit Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! All items below are recommended, but you can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Note Cards (20)
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
Blender Pen (1)
Clear-Mount Block C
SNAIL Adhesive

*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Business Supplies
The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•D├ęcor Elements applicator
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Customer Order Forms (50)

Things to Remember
•You may still purchase either the standard OR Digital+ Starter Kits instead of the promotional $99 Starter Kit.
•Recommended catalog products are included in the $99 Starter Kit. However, just like our standard and Digital+ Starter Kit, new recruits can select alternate items. For example:
◦An alternate stamp set of equal or lesser value.
◦An alternate color assortment of card stock of equal or lesser value.
◦Alternate colors of Classic Stampin' Pads of equal or lesser value.
•You can still add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Add-On to their $99 Starter Kit for the regular price.
•Recruits who join Stampin' Up! by purchasing the $99 Starter Kit are still eligible for any programs available to new recruits. This includes, but is not limited to, the Extra 10% Instant Income offer, the newly refreshed Stampin' Start program, and the opportunity to purchase a Business Booster Kit.

•Starter Kit order form deadlines:
◦Mail: Friday, July 29, 2011 (received in office)
◦Online: Sunday, July 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

This ADORABLE Bonus project comes free when you purchase the Starter Kit in July!
The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $40 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):

•Pines & Poinsettias Set (wood-mount)
•Keepsake box
•Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
◦First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
◦Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
•First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
•Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
•Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
•Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
•Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
•Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
•Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
•Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
•Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
•Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
•Linen Thread
•Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
•Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
•Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
•Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
◦Large Wild Wasabi
◦Small Real Red
•Mini Vintage Tags

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