Archive for October, 2012

Clean and Simple

I realized I didn’t have any class samples up past this Friday. So here’s a clean and simple card we’ll be doing on Nov 9th. The inside is decorated as well, but my battery died on my camera and I forgot to recharge.

Lovely As A Tree is one of my all time favorite sets. I always do some Christmas card with it every year. It’s been around for 10 years now!  Every year when the new catalog comes out, we keep wondering if it will retire. Who knows!  Thanks for stopping by!


Card Components:

Card Stock – Always Artichoke, River Rock

Stamp sets: Lovely As A Tree

Accessories: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon, Striped Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds


Read Full Post »

Anything with the word Chocolate in it must be good!!!  These are actually double pocket Tea Bag holders I saw on this tutorial on Youtube.  I actually did it a little differently (besides putting Ghiradelli chocolate in them!).  If you watch the video, she folds the 6 x 6 paper on the diagonal in half. I didn’t do this.  I’ll show you how I did it below.

These are Christmas ones I made for my upcoming craft show. They work up really fast and are so cute.

We are also going to be making the one with the mitten in my class on Friday. That class is full.

Oops, this one is a little crooked with the cut out words. I never notice it until I take a picture of it!

I’ll have to fix that one before I sell it!

Ok, the way I did it without folding it was I put markers on my Stampin’ Up! Score Pal at 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4 & 5 3/4. I have the black line on my 4 1/4 mark all the time. I score so many cards it was just easier to see the score line.

Lay your 6 x 6 piece of paper on the diagonal with the point at 4 1/4  and score at the 3 3/4 & 4 3/4 maker.

Now, turn the paper and put the  opposite points at the 4 1/4 mark again. Score at the 2 3/4 & 5 3/4 mark.  Now, watch the video on how to assemble. Good luck!

Read Full Post »

Yes!  On October 29th, Stampin’ Up! is offering 15% off all stamp sets in the catalogs (excluding Hostess Sets, Bundles or MDS Brushstroke downloads)!  I’m kicking the other 5% in to give all my customers 20% off!!!!!

Send me your order by 4:00 EST on Monday October 29th to take advantage of this great deal!

For all my Long Distance customers, you can take advantage of this great offer as well!  Contact me for details!


Read Full Post »

A friend pinned a Batman logo on Pinterest and when I looked at it, I somehow focused on the negative space of the bat. What I saw was the Stampin’ Up Word Window Punch.  That’s how I made this Batman Logo!  I used the oval Nestabilities in 2 different sizes, the smaller one in black and the larger one in yellow.  Using the Word Window Punch, punch out a few pieces of  some Post-it-notes (a few at a time because they are thin) and place them on the black oval to form the “negative space” as shown. Then punch it out.   I used the 5 petal punch to do the top of the bats head.  Now I just have to figure out what to make with this Batman emblem! Pretty cool huh?


Read Full Post »

Time to Make More Cards

I’m trying to make up for lost time 🙂  Here’s a design I CASED from The Night Stamper.  Love her work. I sold a lot of cards at my last craft show so it’s time to restock, plus the show I’m doing in 2 weeks will want a lot of cards. Last year at that show I sold about 30 or 40 cards.  It’s at my parents retirement community and they like to send cards to each other, especially “get well soon”!


Read Full Post »

Snowman Box

I didn’t realize I haven’t posted anything in 2 weeks!  That’s not like me! But it’s been a crazy two weeks. I finished up school (finally got my degree, 30 years after all my friends did!) so I should have more time to get ready for my craft shows and Christmas projects!

My craft show last weekend was great.  Have to replenish all the cards I sold.  People loved my tins, too bad I can’t find any more of them. I wish Provocraft would sell them again!

Here’s a cute snowman box I’m going to fill with candy.  I have to wait for my Stampin’ Up! bags to come in though!

Read Full Post »

Craft Show Today!

Burlington High School

123 Cambridge St

Burlington MA

10:00 – 3:00


Read Full Post »

Christmas Tins

I found some band aid tins I didn’t use last year.  These make great gift card holders or just great to hold candy or anything that will fit in there.  I made 7 different ones.  Enjoy!


Read Full Post »

October Promotions!

NEW!!!  Do you ever wish you could purchase a single stamp from a larger set?  Now through January 2, 2013, you can buy individual stamps from these select Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings.

NEW Stampin’ Up! Single Stamps for Sale!

Fullscreen capture 1022012 75059 AM
Have you ever wanted just one or two stamps from a larger set?  Stampin’ Up! is trying out something new! You can now buy single pieces from these select Stampin’ Up! stamp sets: Word Play, Perfectly Penned, and Seasonal Sayings. The offer will be available now through January 2, 2013.

Single Stamps: Word Play
Single Stamps: Perfectly Penned
Single Stamps: Seasonal Sayings


  • You can find the single stamp item numbers on the flyers.
  • Important:  These single stamps won’t be sent to you in the Stampin’ Up! typical cases or packaging; they’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • Remember that this is a pilot program, so take advantage of it while you can!


NEW!!!  October 1 – 31, 2012:  Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (or bundle) and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

October 1 – 31, 2012

Jump for joy!  Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Stampin’ Up! Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Click brochure below to see products.


  • See those special item numbers above?  Be sure to use those in order to get your FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack.
  • This promotion has no limits-for every bundle you buy, you’ll get a free Festive Paper-Piercing Pack. They make great Christmas gifts!
  • Remember: the bundle gets you an additional 15 percent off the set and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies.
  • Sorry-hostess dollars don’t count toward this promotion.





Stampin’ Up! has permanently slashed the price of their printing services! Click photo above to see My Digital Studio print pricing.




Read Full Post »