Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Oodles of questions answered!

Good morning!! I have had oodles of questions and requests for info about Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration and Paper Pumpkin lately, so I thought I would answer some questions here!
What is Stampin' Up!?
It is a stamp, ink and paper (and so much more!) company that has been around for 30 years! They offer high quality coordinating color and tool products. If you stamp, scrap, create or just love paper they are a great place to go for your goodies!
How do I order from Stampin' Up!?
You need to find a demonstrator to order from. You can still do it on line on your own, but you must do it through a demo's website. They do it this way to make sure you always have someone to answer your questions or help you with your stamping needs. I am a demo and you can order from me through my website here:
What is Sale-A-Bration?
From Jan 3-March 31 Stampin' Up! rewards you for making purchases by giving you free goodies! We all love free! For every $50.00 you spend you get to choose a free item from their Sale-A-Bration catalog. This catalog will change about halfway through and they will offer more goodies too!
How do I become a demo and why would I?
Being a demo means lots of fun things for you! It makes you a part of the Stampin' Up! family. It will give you a 20-25% discount on everything you buy from them!! It will allow you to own and run your own small business (IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!!). There is no pressure to do it as a business! You can remain a hobby demo and enjoy the discount and other perks! When you are a demo you get to attend their fun events! You get all the product info early and have the opportunity to receive products before the public through pre-orders. ALSO, you can become a part of my team!! I would love to have you!
Why sign up now?
During the Sale-A-Bration period they are offering 2 great sign up specials!
Option #1
Get $175.00 worth of product for $99.00 You choose what you'd like in your kit.
Option #2
Get $175.00 worth of product for $129.00 and also receive the exclusive Craft and Carry Tote. You choose what you'd like in your kit!
What is Paper Pumpkin?
It is a monthly subscription kit that comes with a stamp set, an ink spot and all the goodies you need to create that month's project. (Sometimes you have to provide your own adhesive!) It is a different kit every month! It is $19.95 a month and you can purchase monthly or sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. You can find more info about it here:
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! :)

Have a great day! I'll be back soonest with more to share!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Love you forever mini album!

Hello there!  I have another fun project to share with you today using the  Forever Lovely stamp set and it's coordinating dies.  I am really loving this set.  It is just so dainty and elegant feeling to me.  I made a couple of mini albums and dressed them up. Take a look:

These little guys measure 3  1/2" x 4 1/4".  The album bases are made from Melon Mambo and the layers are Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz.  The sentiment and the flower stamps are both from Forever Lovely.  To make those flowers I stamped each one 3 times and trimmed each of the layers until they nested.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals between each layer and slightly bent up the edges to give them a nice full look.

That gorgeous butterfly is punched using the Butterfly Duet punch and I punched it from the Lovely Lipstick Foil paper. That fun stuff is a freebie that I earned by placing a $50.00 order!  (Ask me for details!)  It is beautiful and you talk about shimmer!!  I ran that little guy through the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder to give it some texture.  The small flowers are cut using one of the dies in the coordinating Lovely Flowers Edgelits.  I topped each one with a Basic Pearl.

There are tons of pages to add photos and journaling and souvenirs to.  I added some heart stamps and additional strip of the Lovely Lipstick sheets to the inside too!

I just love making little albums! They make great gifts.

Here are all of the goodies I used to create these mini albums:

 Have a great day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Forever Lovely Day #1

Hello there!  Today is day #1 of Forever Lovely week!  I will be sharing projects all week long with you using this beautiful set!  It has so many fun possibilities. I don't know about you, but whenever I can get lots of variety from one stamp set I am a happy girl!  Take a look at the card I made today using this set:

My card base is Melon Mambo and my top layer s Whisper White.  The beautiful stamped flowers and sentiment are from Forever Lovely.  I stamped the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black.

The flowers are from the coordinating Framelits set and I added some little pearls to the centers of them.

To get this look I stamped the flowers on a base layer in Melon Mambo and then stamped the leaves.  It is a 2 step stamp set.  Then I cut out the delicate overlay using the coordianting Framelits and layered it on top using dimensionals.

Here is a side view. They work beautifully together!  They same die makes the fine cut outs and also the embossed portions!  Fun stuff!

Here is a list of the goodies that I used to create my card today:

Hope that you are having a good day!  I will be back soonest with more to share. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Christmas Card Sunday #2

Hello there!!  Here it is Sunday again already!!  Time for another round of Christmas card making!  I figure if I make a card (or two, or 4!) every Sunday starting now and going through the year I will be all ready for mailing when Dec 1 rolls around!!  It only takes a little bit of time each Sunday and will be one less thing I have to do once the holiday chaos begins to set in!  I did this last year and cannot tell you what a great feeling it was to have them all ready to go!  Want to join me?  Grab some Christmas supplies and let's do it!!  I made 4 today!  Here they are:

My card base is Garden Green and my layers are Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer. I embossed the WW with the Basic Polka Dot embossing folder.

I used the Lovely As A Tree stamp set and the sentiment is from Christmas Pines. I cut it out using the Layering Oval Framelits and added a bright, happy flower using the Bitty Bloom punch pack. I popped it up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I wanted to carry the color combo throughout from bottom to top.

Here are all 4 cards together ready to be tucked into my card box! I am so excited to be doing this again this year!

Here is a list of all of the goodies I  used to create my card: 

I would love to have you join me!  Jump on in and make a card or two!  I will be doing this every Sunday.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!  I will be back soonest with more to share!