Monthly Archives: July 2014

Flamingo Lingo for Ronald McDonald

Every year, Stampin’ Up! produces a stamp set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Buy this stamp set and Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to RMHC.  And you will have a fun stamp set that you can use to make cards, gifts, and more!

Flamingo Lingo

Let me show you what Dorrie made with this set.  I LOVE the little flowers that look like a lei.

Flamingo Lingo - Flowerpot Flamingo Lingo - Flowerpot - inside

Stamps: Flamingo Lingo (wood: 134303, clear: 134306)
Inks: Night of Navy (126970), Hello Honey (133642), Lost Lagoon (133644), and Calypso Coral (126983) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Night of Navy (100867), and Lost Lagoon (133679) cardstock;  Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (133698)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection framelits (129381), Word Bubbles framelits (132968), Bitty Banner framelits 129267), Window Sheets (114323),  Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine (135636), Petite Petals punch (133322)

Not sure you can tell from this photo, but Dorrie covered the flamingo with a thin layer of Crystal Effects to make it really shiny – very cool.

Flamingo Lingo - Tickled Pink Flamingo Lingo - Tickled Pink - inside

Stamps: Flamingo Lingo (wood: 134303, clear: 134306), Handcarved background (wood: 134051, clear: 134054)
Inks:  Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin Pad (131178), Stazon black (101406)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Very Vanilla (101650), and Strawberry Slush (131295) cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Apothecary Accents framelits (127003), Bitty Banner framelits (129267), Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine (135637), 3/4″ Circle punch (119873), Petite Petals punch (133322), Melon Mambo 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon (134566), Brights Candy Dots (130931), Crystal Effects (101055), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

To order this stamp set and make a difference, too, visit my Stampin’ Up! store.

Hamburger Die

When the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog came out, I was intrigued by the Hamburger die for our Big Shot machine.  I love boxes so of course, I had to have this die!  I finally had a chance to open it and try it out and it so cute!  Too small for a Big Mac, but there are so many things that you can put into this cutie – candy, love notes, or trinkets.   And they are so much fun to decorate!!

Hamburger Boxes

If you have a Big Shot machine, get your Hamburger die (133724) today!  Psst:  if you don’t have a Big Shot yet, you might want to wait a week because we are having a great deal on the Big Shot in August.  And one more thing!  There is a Fry Box die (132966), too!

Amazing Gift

Catcher1 Catcher3

Last week, I went to the annual Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and met up with my dear friend, Lauri who presented me with this incredible thread catcher that she made for me.  It has a removal pin cushion weighted down by a ceramic tile, and the “bucket” has a handy loop for my scissors.  It matches some other sewing accessories that I have that I will share with you another time, and will look awesome in my crafting studio for the RV – can’t wait!!

I wanted to make her a special thank you card, and so made this Card in a Box that is a twist on the others that are very popular right now.

Card in a Box

Like the other cards, it is made from a half-sheet of cardstock and it will still fit in an A2 envelope, but the paper is cut lengthwise (4-1/4″ x 11).  Simply score lengthwise in half (2-1/8″) and for the crosswise sections, score at 4″, 5-1/4″, 9-1/4″, and 10-1/2″.  The crosspieces inside are cut at 4-3/4″ x 3/4″ and scored 3/8″ from each end.

If you have any questions about either of these products, just email me!

World of Dreams

Today, I would like to share the cards that Cathy did for our new catalog swap using the very popular, “World of Dreams” stamp set. For this card, she also used one of my favorites, Work of Art.

World of Dreams - Wonderful Journey World of Dreams - Wonderful Journey - inside

Stamps:  World of Dreams (wood: 134183, clear: 134186), Work of Art (wood: 134111, clear: 134114)
Ink:  Staz-On Black (101406), Hello Honey (133643), Marina Mist (126962), and Mossy Meadow (133645) Classic Stampin’ Pads  (Markers for inside-same colors)
Paper: Mossy Meadow (133676), Basic Black (121045) and , Very Vanilla (101350) cardstock; All Abloom Paper Stack (133703)
Accessories: Mossy Meadow 3/8” stitched Satin ribbon (133670)

This one uses just black and white for a striking effect!

World of Dreams - Black & White World of Dreams - Black & White - inside

Stamps:  World of Dreams  (wood: 134183, clear: 134186)
Ink: Staz-On Black (101406)
CS: Whisper White (100730) and Basic Black (121045) cardstock; Back to Black Designer Series Paper (133700)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Oval Collections Framelits (129381), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335), Whisper White ¼” Cotton Ribbon (134567)

You can shop for all of these supplies in my Stampin’ Up! store any time day or night!

New Christmas Stamp Sets!

I wanted to let you know about 2 Christmas sets that you can get now!  One will be in our upcoming Holiday catalog, but the second is available only while supplies last.

First, I MUST have this one!  Such a beautiful cardinal and I can’t wait to watercolor it and get a head start on my Christmas cards!!

Beauty of the Season (wood mount: 135776, clear mount: 135779)

Beauty of the Season sample

Beauty of the Season

And this photopolymer stamp set offers lots of images for a small price! Because the stamps are clear, you can easily line up the words easily!

Christmas Bliss Photopolymer set (138897)

Christmas Bliss

I also want to remind you about this week’s Weekly Deal and there are new items on the Clearance Rack as well.  Did you know that you can sort that list by price?  Just select Show All, then Sort By “< Price”

Weekly Deal 7-8

You can shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store anytime day or night, but you can also email me for more information!


Nuts About You!

I wanted to share the adorable samples that Bobbie made using the ever-so-cute hostess set, Nuts About You.  When you place a $150 order (or do a book party), you gert to spend $25 in hostess dollars on anything in the catalog, but the far better value is to select hostess sets because your dollars go much further.  This cute set costs just $14 for wood-mount or $10 for clear-mount.

Possoms may not be cute in real life, but this one is!

Nuts About You - Tree with Possum Nuts About You - Tree with Possum- inside

Stamp Set: Nuts About You (wood: 133943, clear: 133946)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar (131296), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), and Garden Green (102584) cardstock
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Garden Green (126973), and Basic Black (116980) Classic Stampin’ Pads;  Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities (129370)
Accessories:  Big Shot die-cutting machine (113539), Word Bubble framelits (132968), Window Frames framelits (129021), Woodgrain embossing folder (127821), Fringe Scissors (133325), 1/8” Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon (119261), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Most people  think squirrels are cute and I will say that I think this one is really cute!  Bobbie’s cards do require a bit of cutting, but they are so worth it!

Nuts About You - Squirrel in Tree Nuts About You - Squirrel in Tree - inside

Stamp Set: Nuts About You (wood: 133943, clear: 133946)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676), and Pistachio Pudding (131295) cardstock; All Abloom Designer Series Paper stack (133703)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Mossy Meadow (133645), and Cajun Craze (126965) Classic Stampin’ Pads, Whisper White Stampin’ Craft Pad (101731); Basic Black Stampin’ Write  Marker (100082); Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities (129370)
Accessories:  1” Circle (119868) and 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle (127811) punches, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Bakers Twine (135639), Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon (133670),  and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

To see any of the above products, just click on the item code. You can shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store anytime day or night!  And remember, the only way to get this cute, Nuts About You stamp set is to party!

Nuts About You

Choose Happiness

Whenever a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out, several of us get together and do a swap using brand new stamps.  We each select 2 sets and make 2 samples from each one.  Over the coming weeks, I plan on sharing all 32 new cards with you!

Alicia selected Choose Happiness (page 118) for one of her sets.  Here are her masterpieces.  Alicia is really an artist and showcases her watercolor techniques with these pretty, honey-colored blooms!

Choose Happiness - Choose Happiness  Choose Happiness - Choose Happiness - inside

Stamps:  Choose Happiness (wood mount: 134195, clear mount: 134198)
Paper:  Lost Lagoon (133679) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock, Moonlight Designer Series paper stack (133701)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (126944), Crushed Curry (131173), Hello Honey (133643), and Blackberry Bliss (133642) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Accessories:  Big Shot (113439), Framelits Apothecary Accents (127003), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse adhesive (129026), Watercolor Brushes

Same stamp set, totally different look!  That is one thing that I love about Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets – you get so many different images that can be used together or separately: great value!

Choose Happiness - I Need a Friend Choose Happiness - I Need a Friend - inside

Stamps:  Choose Happiness (wood mount: 134195, clear mount: 134198)
Paper:  Mossy Meadow (133676) and Whisper White (100730) cardstock
Ink:  Mossy Meadow (133645), Pear Pizzazz (131180), Blushing Bride (131172), Baked Brown Sugar (131174), and  Daffodil Delight (126944) Classic Stampin’ Pads, Black Stazon (101406)
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon (125583), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse adhesive (129026), Paper Snips (103579), Watercolor Brushes

To see any of the above products, just click on the item code. You can shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store anytime day or night!


Today, Stampin’ Up! released half of our new Blendabilities assortments for purchase (the other 6 assortments will be available next month).  I had never used alcohol-based markers before, but I LOVE them!!  I have had mine for a month now and I love how smoothly they color and blend on our ultrasmooth Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin’ Up! has also released 6 videos demonstrating how fun they are to use and different techniques that you can use.   Check them out here!

I think the last one is my favorite.  I just ordered the Sweetheart Punch (133786) today, but now I know that I need to get the Groovy Love stamp set (wood: 134243 or clear: 134246), too!

This month, you can order 6 of the color assortments and next month, the others.  Check them out at my Stampin’ Up! Store.