Archive for April, 2013

New Gift Idea

Here’s a great new gift idea. It was my sister’s birthday and I wanted to give her some cards.  She has her own business but I didn’t want to have them just for business so I came up with this idea.

I did this card a couple of months ago. It’s made with SAB paper and stamp set. I made a matching bag to put the cards in.  But, if you look closely, there’s the large oval on the front of the cards with no verses. I punched a bunch of different verses for her and put them in one of the pocket envelope. I also included a strip of glue dots (put in another nice pocket). She ordered 5 of them from me for Christmas presents for her friends! I knew she would love them!

The Big XL Pocket Envelope die is only available until May 30th so if you are thinking of making these for gifts, get the die before they are gone!

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Retired List is out!


Here are the retired accessories and stamp set list!

Retired Accessories

The retired accessories are “UNTIL SUPPLIES LAST” so order soon! Savings up to 60% off!

Retired Stamp Sets

Retiring Stamps will be available through June 3.  Stampin’ Up! will continue to produce the stamps to meet the demand through that time.


Anyone ordering on my Online Store and who uses the Hostess Code XHXNABXW between today and April 29th will be entered to win the stamp set Sketched Birthday (Clear mount)!

Contact me if you have any questions!

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Card Request

I’m going to bring the cards I’ve received to my niece to deliver to Celeste & Sydney Corcoran this weekend so please send your cards as soon as possible.  I’ve already gotten some from all over the country!  Thank you all!!!

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Father’s Day Card

I realized that I didn’t have a Father’s Day/Masculine card class lined up before June! I’ve decided to swap out the “Bridal Shower” card on May 3rd for these style cards. We will be making only 1 with the button (because I only have 6 buttons) and the other two cards can be done with the twill ribbon or hemp.

There are only 6 slots for it so sign up if you want to do it!

Masculine Birthday Best Dad Ever

Card Components:

DSP – Parker’s Patterns

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy (will miss that color), Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Daffodil Delight

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Boston Marathon Bombings

This is a difficult post for me.  For all my blog readers who don’t know, I live in the Boston area.  Patriots’ Day is a big deal in our great city and lots of my friends and family attend events or run the Marathon.


The above link is graphic, but it is a picture of my niece’s best friend, Sydney Corcoran.  Sidney and her mom were badly injured on Monday.  Her mom lost both her legs below the knees and Sydney almost bled out at the scene, but thanks to total strangers, she is alive, but still in the hospital with serious injuries.  Both her and her mom have a long difficult road ahead of them.

I feel totally helpless but wanting to do something. I thought I would reach out to my stampin’ family and ask for help. If you would like to send them a handmade get well/thinking of you card, it might brighten their day in some small way.

You can send your cards to the address below, and I will deliver them unopened to my niece so she can get them to Sydney and her mom.


Sydney & Celeste Corcoran

C/0 Michelle Surette

10 Moseley Street

Billerica MA  01821

Feel free to share this with your stamping family as well.

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Just need flowers to brighten a sad day.

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Supplies List

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Winner of the Free Stampset!


True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 20 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
Random.org picked the winner of my Free Stampset. The winner is Karen B!

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Putting in an order now!!!

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I have 2 weddings  this spring.  Of course, I couldn’t use the same design on both bags!!!!  The only people who will be at both weddings are me and my husband, but it gave me an excuse to do the two 🙂

I really love how they came out.  They worked up really fast, and as easy and simple they are, they are still very elegant!


This one is made with the All Dressed Up Framelits using the Glimmer Paper.  Lots of that to use up!! The skirt is made with the Rosetta Sizzix Die. It’s VERY “3D” but its really elegant.  Need hot glue to keep it together.

All Dressed Up


All Dressed Up



This one is using the 2 dress framelits from the All Dressed Up set. I just used the top of one and cut 3 of the bottom of the other and layered it together. I did cut off the straps.  It’s not as “3D” as the one above, but it still is beautiful.  I also just realized that the center peal is missing!  Gonna have to fix that!


All Dressed Up


All Dressed Up Bag

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Anyone ordering through my website or email me an order between today and Monday will not only get FREE SHIPPING, but will be entered in a contest to win a free stamp set of their choice (value up to $29.95).

Here are the rules:

For every 10.00 you order, you will get 1 entry into the drawing. Random.org will pick the winner and I will post it on my site.

You must use hostess code XHXNABXW in order to qualify.

All orders must be placed online by 11:59 EST Monday or emailed to me by 5:00PM Monday.


That’s it!!!  Good luck!


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