Clearance Rack – New Products Added

Don’t you love bargains??  If you do, check out the products pictured below.  They are the current products on the SU! Clearance Rack!  There are some amazing bargains.  The catch is the products are only available while supplies last.  If you are interested in any of the products, click on the picture and you’ll go directly to my on-line store.

By the way, I don’t know why the pictures are shown in reverse alphabetical order!

Happy Clearance Rack Shopping!


Holiday Catalog – Sneak Peek!!

There is something magical about a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Don’t you agree?  My annual catalog is looking a little worn since I have looked through it a bizzilion times!  In a few weeks, we will all have the new Holiday Catalog to peruse.  Here is a picture of the front page.  Take a good look.  You’ll be amazed at the number of products and projects that are shown.

As a demonstrator, I’ve been able to pre-order products from the Holiday Catalog during the month of August.  It has been so much fun to get my hands on new stamps, papers, embellishments, and more!  Below is a video of one of my favorite product suites, the Hearts Come Home Bundle.  It may remind you of the Paper Pumpkin holiday kit last year.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and make sure that you have a copy of the Holiday Catalog.  Just leave me a comment.  I’ll follow-up and get your mailing address.

Enjoy the sneak peek!!



Crafting Together – Do Something Creative Every Day

I absolutely love when the final card looks even better than the design I had planned.  This card is one that fits that description.

Take a look at the picture below.  This is the card front….

And, here is another picture!  This shows how the card opens.

Another confession from me – I don’t use large background stamps too often.  But, that may be changing after using the new Burlap Background Stamp to start this card.  The background is stamped in Versamark onto a Pool Party card base.  Don’t you just love the texture and interest that are added to the card?

The next step is to grab your Crafting Together stamp set and stamp the “Do Something Creative Every Day” stamp on the front of your card.  The new Tranquil Tide In-Color ink works incredibly well with the Pool Party base.

Now – the real fun begins!  Grab your Stitched Shape Framelits Dies and the largest oval die.  Cut an oval from the front of your card.  Remember – The picture is only an example.  You can cut the oval from anywhere on the card.

Use your Crafting Together stamp set and stamp the cup of paintbrushes onto a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Be sure to use Basic Black Archival ink.  This ink works incredibly well with the Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters.  Yup – That’s the key to the coloring!!  Just have fun coloring the image.  When you use your Aqua Painters to put the finishing touch on the paint brushes, be very careful to use just a small amount of water on the brush.

The final step to finish the colored image involves paper piecing.  Stamp the Burlap Background Stamp onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Pool Party ink.  Then, stamp the bottom half of the cup of paintbrushes onto the stamped Whisper White card stock.  Use Basic Black Archival ink to stamp the cup image.  Fussy cut the cup.  Don’t adhere the cup just yet!

Die cut the colored image with the largest oval framelit die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies set.  Grab your card base.  Adhere the die cut colored piece from the front of the card using dimensionals.  Hold your card base “closed”.  Add dimensionals to the back of the die cut colored piece.  From the front of the card, put the die cut colored piece into the oval opening.  Think of it as if you are putting an oval shape into an oval hole.

Sit back and admire your card!  You may have a hard time giving this one away.  You can always use it as daily inspiration in your crafting area!!!

Below are the main products that I used to create the card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

I hope this card has inspired your stamping creativity!!

Happy stamping,


Stamp Club Cards!!

Here are two of the cards that we made on Sunday at our monthly stamp club.  Instructions for these cards will be posted shortly.  I will also share the third card that we made.

I finally used up one jar of embossing paste!!

Happy stamping!



Carols of Christmas – Early Release!

I know – We just started August!  Why are we talking about Christmas already??  Well – It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards, right?.  Every year, I promise myself that I’ll start getting cards together earlier than I did the prior year.  With the help of an awesome early release from Stampin’ Up!, I should be able to keep that promise this year!

Take a few minutes to look at the video shared below.  You’re going to love Carols of Christmas bundle.  It is available one month before the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog items will be available for purchase.  [One perk of being a demonstrator is being able to see have a sneak peek of catalogs.  I’ve already seen the Holiday Catalog, and it is AMAZING!!]  You will be able to purchase products from the Holiday Catalog on September 1.

If you would like to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle or individual Carols of Christmas stamp sets and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, check out the products at the end of this post.  Click on the pictures, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy Stamping!