Monday, November 22, 2010


 Today starts Stampin' Up's Online Spectacular with discounts up to 50% off!  This special runs today
Nov 22, 2010 - Nov 30th, 2010

Click HERE for discounted items.

Here are just a few of the items on sale:
My Digital studio 50% off!
Designer Fabric 50% off!
Table Setting die 40% off! 
  • FREE shipping on orders that reach $150.00 (before S&H and tax ) FREE shipping is for online orders ONLY .
  • PLUS when your order reaches $150.00 or more, you also get FREE merchandise and a Hostess stamp set.
  • For discounted bundles please use the item number listed with bundle on flyer .
  • No minimum purchase required .  
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Deceivingly Sweet!

Oh, my sweet two.  They look so innocent and sweet in these photos.  So deceiving! 

Another sketch to play with.  This sketch was actually from last week.  So, I am playing catch-up.  As always (for me anyway), it is easier to start with a sketch - just like with cards.  Just gives me an extra boost to figure out how I want the page to look.  And this is what I came up with!
Give it a try!  You just might love it!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

My Princess

I know some of you have taken advantage of this amazing Starter Kit Deal Stampin' Up! has going on for these last two weeks in November.  It is an awesome deal!  If you are sitting on the fence, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have.  You definitely don't want to miss this deal!

Yesterday was a busy school day, but today I got to play a little bit.  Here is a scrapbook page I made with MDS.  I simply went to and saw the Saturday Sketch.....and off I went!  Loving it!  Here is my precious baby.  Growing up so fast - too fast! 

It was a beautiful day and we actually went to the park to try to take a Christmas card photo.  However, I couldn't get a good one that didn't look like Caroline trying to strangle Nicholas.  I did get a few shots of the individually, though.  So, we will try the Christmas photo another day.  :)

Here is the sketch if you want to play along!  I would love to see what you come up with!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Adorable Mittens!

This adorable mitten card was cased and originally seen on Becky Roberts blog.   Is it not the most precious card ever?!?  Too cute to pass up.  

 Plus, the designer paper has glitter on it.  I know you can't tell from my pictures, but it does, both the striped and the polka-dotted.  Adorable!
 and...of course a peak at the inside.  I usually don't stamp my inside sentiment until I am ready to send the card.  My choice of stamp will depend on my mood and theme of the card.
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DSP
Accessories:  Large Oval punch, Small Oval punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Just Believe

Happy Hump Day!
Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!  
We have been busy, busy, busy, but here is a quick card to share with you today.

 Pretty quick and simple.
Stamps:  Just Believe
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz DSP
Accessories:  Concord Crush ribbon, hemp, Scallop Border punch
 And, of course, a quick peak at the inside....Don't want to leave it naked!
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed the card.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stamping with my Bud!

Nicholas has decided he is going to get into stamping!  All of my children went through a phase where they loved to stamp with me.  After a while, they all decided it wasn't for them.  Now it is Nicholas' turn.  He went through my folder of card samples and picked out the card he wanted to make.  Then came the hard part.  He decided he needed all of his own supplies as well.  Good thing I have plenty.  He set up his own little station in his room.  The look on my husband's face was priceless when Nick so proudly brought him in to see it.
So, we sat down at the kitchen table to make this card.  We needed to first create a mask and Nick picked up on that concept right away.  Cut out all of his own and all.  He was a champ!  Even cut all of his own layers.

 We had a ball.  Here is the inside of my card.  The card below is Nick's.  He actually made it for my mom, though I haven't remembered to take it to the post office yet.  The "M" on his card stands for Momom (which is what they call my mom) and the "N" for Nick.  He was quite proud.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

1/2 Price Starter Kit for 2 Weeks Only!!

November 15th - November 30th
For 2 weeks only you can purchase the Stampin Up starter kit for half price! New recruits can purchase the Standard or Digital + Starter Kits for only $87.50–that is 50 % off the regular price of $175 for over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies!

• Earn additional income while sharing creativity.

• Make new and lasting friendships.

• Enjoy access to nearly unlimited creative ideas.

• Receive a free subscription to an exclusive monthly magazine.

• Receive two free months subscription to your own business website.

• Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.

Are you interested in Joining the SU! Family and becoming a Demonstrator ? Then this is just for YOU
 You can purchase  the Standard starter kit  or the Digital starter kit as both kits will be 50% off starting Nov 15th.  AND get FREE shipping too!
Click here to sign up or learn more about becoming a demonstrator on my team!  My password is "stampinsteph"

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lovely As a Tree

How is you weekend going?  Gotten any stamping done?  I would love to see what you all are accomplishing and, of course, your comments are always appreciated!
 Today's card started out as a CASE of one of Chat Wszelaki's beautiful cards, but ended up with a twist of my own.  Without a greeting, it can be used as any type of wintery card when needed. 

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz and Chocolate Chip markers
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz DSP
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border punch, Pear Pizzazz ribbon

 And, the inside.....

Whatcha think?

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Little Vintage Vogue

Good Morning!  It is rainy and dreary here.  Fall is upon us.  I hate that I can't wear flip-flops anymore.  Oh well.  The picture of today's card is horrible, but it was late at night when I took it and I was in a rush.  Sorry about that.  One of these days I will invest in a light box.

The base of the card is Soft Suede, followed by a layer of Whisper White. 

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Ink:  So Saffron, Wild Wasabi (pads and markers)
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch

In looking at the card, it needs a brad or some sort of sparkle in the center of the flower, but I ran out of time.
 And, of course, here is the inside.  Don't forget to come back on Monday and see what amazing deal Stampin' Up! will be offering! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

New MDS Images

How about some new digital images for your My Digital Studio?  Here are the latest images Stampin' Up! has released.  You can hop on over to my website by clicking here to place your order.

123957, Seam Binding Ribbon, $1.95

123959, Deck the Halls Designer Buttons, $2.95

123963, Come to Bethlehem Stamp Brush Set, $1.95

123962, Welcome Christmas Stamp Brush Set, $3.95

123727, Bright Christmas II Stamp Brush Set, $3.95

123958, A Word For You Stamp Brush Set, $3.95

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Good Friday Morning!  Hope you have had a good week.  I have had the chance to stamp a little this week, so mine has been good.
 This card is a CASE of one I saw on Dawn Griffin's blog.  The two main floral images were stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  After the other images were stamped, I used a dauber to add some color around.  This is called Embossing Resist - the color doesn't adhere to the embossed images.  And, of course, the inside was stamped as well.....
Stamps:  Vintage Vogue
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories:  Sponge Dauber, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Stampin' Up! has a special surprise for you on Monday!  You won't want to miss it!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some more fun in the sun...

Here is another quick page from the digital album I am creating.  This one took a little maneuvering on part as the template I was using had the white space in the middle as the photobox.  But, it wasn't hard at all!

I will be happy to come and show you how to use your My Digital Studio if you need some assistance.  This is play time for me!  I was quite apprehensive about starting, but now I am loving it!

Would love to hear your comments!  Let me know what you think!

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Another Christmas card to show today.  Trying to figure out what my family Christmas card will be.  I am going to try some photos with My Digital Studio too!
 Lovely as a Tree has been around for a while and is a favorite of many.  I was able to incorporate the tall tree into today's card.  The embossing on the base of the card was done with the Northern Flurry embossing folder, simply run through the Big Shot.
 The tree was stamped in Black Craft ink and then after it was dry, I used the 2-way glue pen sporadically and then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make it sparkle.  I know it is hard to see, though.
Here is a look at the inside - not too exciting, but not left naked.  Enough room to stamp some words from the heart and sign.

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree
Ink:  Black Craft Ink
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue pen, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Big Shot

I am so glad to be stamping a little bit again.  It has done wonders for my mood!  LOL

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Fun in the Sun!

I put an entire album together in My Digital Studio today!  Well, it is 10 pages long.  In order to send for printing (professionally) and get the most out of my money, there is a minimum of 22 pages.  So, that is what I am going to shoot for.  Ok, so I have half of an album done!

Anyhoo, here is a page from it...
My sweet, sweet baby girl has the hardest time when I want to take her picture.  She turns evil!  But, she will have to deal with it.  As with the others, I used a preset template and just added my picture and wording.

Once I have the 22 pages completed, I plan to upload for binding and printing - very reasonably priced I might add.  I can't wait to see how the finished product comes out!

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Well, Halloween is over and now all of the Christmas preparation will start.  This year has just flown by!  I can't believe it is almost Christmas!  I am definitely not ready!  This is a stamp set from the Holiday Mini.
 It is quite a large stamp so the whole image did not make it on this standard sized card.   I was mainly trying to focus on the "25" and the word "JOY" so, that is what made the cut.
 I added some Vanilla Smooch Spray to give the card a little glisten.  Love this stuff!  Lots of fun and so many possibilities.  This was the first time I had used this product.  It is hard to see in the picture, but I tried to capture a little of the sparkle.
My "Merry Christmas" greeting is retired, but I was away from home without a current Christmas greeting and had to make due with what I had on hand.

So....Christmas is coming.....Here we go!

Stamps:  All Year Cheer (greeting - retired), Christmas Collage
Ink:  Real Red
Cardstock:  Real Red, Early Espresso, Vanilla
Accessories:  Vanilla Smooch Spray, Real Red satin ribbon, hemp

By the way~  As demonstrators, we get to see the publications and such early.  Stampin' Up! has made available to Sale-A-Bration mini catalog and the next Occasions mini for us to see.  I am in so much trouble!! I can't wait to start showing you some the new things we will have!

So glad you stopped by!

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