Thursday, December 31, 2009

Just 4 more days for free Decor Elements!

Christmas has come and gone, and the new year is here. But the Holiday Gift Giving Guide special doesn't expire until January 4th at 11:50 p.m. MT. What does that mean for you? It means you can still get free Decor Elements (valued up to $16.95) for EVERY $50 you spend on items from the list. You can look at the list by clicking on the Holiday Gift-Giving Guide in the sidebar to the right-you will need to scroll down a bit.

Do you have some Christmas cash burning a hole in your pocket? How about a special someone's upcoming birthday? Buy now and receive free Decor Elements. You will start the year out right with fresh decor for any space you like! As always, you can call me at 210-492-3218 or email me at to place your order. Or you can order online yourself any time, day or night. Just click on the Online Order button in the sidebar to your right, and order away! Once you have selected your items and ordered them, enter the item number for your Decor Elements. They should register as $0.00 in your cart. If you have a problem, call me. You can see the entire Definitely Decorative catalog, which has the Decor Elements, by clicking on the picture in the sidebar to the right. Just scroll down a bit to find it. Happy shopping!

Decor Element shown: Kind Thoughts Brocade Large Décor Elements #117418
Price: $14.95

Christmas Party Gifts

This is another of the lovely gifts that were part of the gift exchange at our Demonstrator Christmas Party. The frame is a collage type frame you can purchase at most hobby stores. Although this is simple to put together with a few punches, some Designer Series Paper and a bit of stamping, it is a lovely picture to hang on your own wall (I love that when you make something yourself you can customize the images and colors to fit the space that you need rather than spending 6 months combing through endless stores trying to find just the right picture for the space.) or to give. This is not hard, and you can make your own. Our Designer Series Papers make designing a snap with great color and image combinations. Click here to see our line of Designer Series Papers. While you're there (in my online store), why not order a few and start creating something fun?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Seasonal Thank You

I love thank you notes, and it's a good thing. I use lots of them. I love to send thank yous, not only for dinner at someone's home or a gift, but also for someone's friendship and/or kind words. When we thank someone, even for something very small, it does us good! Here's a very simple but very special thank you note (by Julie Davison) that would be appropriate for any time during the winter. I've already started my thank you notes from Christmas, and you can, too! Handmade, heartfelt thanks:) As always, you can contact me at 210-492-3218 or to learn more.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Simple Thanks

Check it out! These lovely thank yous were made with our Simply Sent Kit, Thanks x 2. You get everything you need (except adhesive) to make 8 lovely thank you notes in this kit. Once those notes are made and sent, you still have a set of 4 stamps with 2 different thank you greetings and an Old Olive Stampin' Spot. A simple way to send thank you notes that are handmade, heartfelt.

This also makes a great (and affordable) gift for someone. For a total novice card maker, this is the ideal way to begin as card stock is pre-cut and the designs are already created. Order yours today--for yourself or that special someone.

• Kits contain all papers and embellishments you need to create 8 beautiful cards (4 each of 2 designs)
• Includes coordinating double-mounted stamp and Classic Stampin’ Spot
• Packaged in a reusable Craft Keeper
• Includes photos and step-by-step instructions
• Adhesives not included
• Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Kit includes:
Double-mounted stamp; printed, die-cut and embossed cards; Old Olive small envelopes; Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain; Old Olive Classic Stampin' Spot; Thanks x 2 Stamp Set

Monday, December 28, 2009

Scrapbooking with Ease...and Style!

Does the thought of scrapbooking scare you? If you want a quick, foolproof method for saving your special photos, Simply Scrappin’ is for you! Each set includes paper and self adhesive die-cuts. The images are all exclusive Stampin’ Up! designs that coordinate with our rubber stamp sets. And each package includes several great layout ideas.
■ Coordinates with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red, and Very Vanilla
■ 80-lb. cover weight
■ Kit contains 8 sheets of 12" x 12" textured card stock; 6 sheets of 12" x 12" patterned paper, and 6 sheets of 6" x 12" self-adhesive die-cuts (2 each of 3 designs)
■ Can be trimmed to create 6" x 6" or 8-1/2" x 11" pages

Click here to order yours today and be on your way to getting those photos scrapbooked before next Christmas!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Sunday Post:)

This simple card features the Special Blessings stamp set ($19.95, set of 8 stamps) which has this lovely cross image as well as a really pretty dove with the same floral imprint. There are also 6 greetings that can be used for a host of occasions or even just to convey you have asked for God's blessing for the recipient. Simply made with love!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

50/50 Board Winner!

As most of you know, I have a 50/50 board: a board with 50 squares, sort of like a giant Bingo card. "Stampin' Up!" is written across the top and "Stamp" along the left side. You get to write your name on a square for every $50 you spend. I confess it's been full for several weeks now, but I just now had time to get a drawing ready and prevailed upon my hubby to draw. Da, da, da, daaaah! And the winner is...Alicia Castillo! Alicia has won a $50 shopping spree through the catalog or for various upcoming classes. Congratulations, Alicia, and happy stamp shopping!

The next 50/50 board is not yet made, but I have been collecting names for it over the past few weeks since the present board was already full. I will get that board made this week. You won't want to miss YOUR chance to win a $50 shopping spree, compliments of the Sweet Stamper:)

Scrapbooking Your Christmas/Winter

Now that Christmas 2009 is officially behind us, how do you plan to scrapbook all the photos you took? I have several friends that are taking winter vacations in conjunction with Christmas, and there will be lots of photos (hopefully!) from those trips as well.

My Digital Studio is a great place to upload your digital photos, embellish them, and begin building a scrapbook. This lovely 8 x 8 page was created by Judy, one of our Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Canada (we are international:), and is gorgeous. She had a beautiful photo to begin with, and the Winter Post stamp set (in My Digital Studio) is the perfect embellishment. A few mats were added and you have a super simple, simply beautiful scrapbook page. Did you know that you can enlarge stamp sets in My Digital Studio? It is a super-cool digital system. Call me at 210-492-3218 or email at to learn more about MDS. Click here to order My Digital Studio from my online store today--you will get a Decor Element (valued at up to $16.95) free with that order! Contact me for details if you are unsure how to receive your free Decor Element.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day!

Well, the reason for the season is beautifully displayed in this card using the retired City of David stamp set. Simple, beautiful!

Merry Christmas to you! I truly hope your Christmas Day finds you surrounded by loved ones, good food, and special gifts--all commemorating the coming of love personified, the Bread of Life, the perfect gift, Jesus Christ. Have a very Merry Christmas:)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

More Christmas Card Class Cards

I love cardinals, and this little guy is just so much fun to watercolor (and takes just minutes)and very versatile. We made this card in our last Christmas Card Class of 2009. The recipe follows.

stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, All Holidays (sentiment)
ink: Black StazOn, Real Red, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write Markers, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive Card Stocks, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Watercolor Paper
accessories: Aquapainter, Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Feliz Navidad!

Today's project features on of our many Spanish stamp sets from the Spanish catalog. Did you know you can stamp in Spanish? Many stamp sets in the Idea Book & Catalog have the little "esp" symbol next to them, denoting they are available in espanol. In addition, there is an entire catalog of all Spanish stamp sets and it is chock-full of ideas. To see the Spanish catalog, look at the right sidebar and scroll down. You will see where you can click to see the catalog.

Here is the recipe for today's project. It's quick and easy and really dresses up a simple, inexpensive gift so that your gift shows how much you care. You can find this project and many others by clicking on my website (, then shop now, then browse projects. Here is the link to get you right there. Happy browsing! And don't forget that you can order 24/7 while you are there.

stamps: Etiquetas De Navidad
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla Card Stocks, Earth Elements Textured Card Stock
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Help Wanted!

As we look to the new year, I need some help. My business is growing, and that means I'm looking for team members. Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? I thought about it for a long time before I signed up. But once I did, I never looked back and am having more fun working than I thought possible. So as you look toward 2010 and all the possibilities it holds, think about joining my team of demonstrators. Contact me at 210-492-3218 or and we will talk about how you can turn your enjoyment of crafting into a business that meets your goals and needs.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Still more gifts from the Christmas party exchange

This lovely centerpiece was created by Lindsay Sprouse for our demonstrator Christmas party gift exchange. It's a beautiful arrangement featuring the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper. Our Designer Series Papers are so versatile and great for any decoupage project. In this centerpiece, they are used to cover the Joy letters and also to dress up the pillar candles. Click here to order any of our Designer Series Papers. They come 12 sheets to a package of 12x12 sheets and are acid and lignin free. There are 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, and they all coordinate--a scrapbookers dream come true! At just $9.95, they are great value, too. Contact me at to arrange a time to see samples of each of our Designer Series Papers or to talk about some of the many things you can do with our papers. I can't wait to hear from you!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Sunday Post:)

Today's project features the Christ is Born stamp set...again! This time it's stamped on a candle (by another stamper). Did you know you can stamp on candles? Stay tuned for an upcoming gifts class that will feature candles and other fun gifts to make. To purchase the very versatile Christ is Born stamp set, click here. For other projects using this same stamp set, just scroll down. You will find it on a few other Sunday Posts.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More gifts from the Christmas party exchange

These very cute items were made by my upline, Gail Beezley. Wouldn't they make a great gift for someone going on a cruise? Or someone who can't wait for summer to begin (all the northerners:)? This project uses the Big Shot and the Daisies #2 Flower Die. This is a fantastic way to customize your own tote bag and/or flip flops. You can color-coordinate like never before! Stampin' Up!'s Big Shot by Sizzix opens an unbelievable amount of creative horizons to every crafter or wannabe. It's so easy to use, and the possibilities are endless.

Stay tuned for upcoming Big Shot classes in 2010. Anyone who purchases a Big Shot from me, past or present, will get one class free. There will be lots of fun projects, and I can't wait to start! Click here to see my calendar (the Big Shot classes have not yet been added) for events you want to attend in 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

More fabric fun with the Big Shot!

This was the gift I gave for the Christmas party gift exchange. These are the fun Big Shot flowers created using the exclusive Stampin' Up! Flower Folds die and the Big Shot. These are the creative genius of Shelli Gardner, founder and president of Stampin' Up! They are great fun to make and wear. For my gift, I gave two different holiday brooches to coordinate with different outfits and one non-holiday brooch in neutral colors. You can purchase the die by clicking here. I would be more than happy to give you instructions on how to make these yourself. They add pizazz to your wardrobe and make wonderful handmade gifts for friends and loved ones.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fabric Fun with the Big Shot!

This is one of the fabulous gifts that was exchanged at our annual demonstrator Christmas party this month. Don't you just love it? It's called a Rag Bag and is quilted using the Scallop Square Stampin' Up! exclusive die to cut the quilting squares. Imagine cutting 8 squares at a time! Now that is a quilter's dream come true:) You can put 8 layers of fabric into the Big Shot at one time (with thicker fabrics like felt, you cannot cut as many layers at once) and with a few cranks of the handle have 8 scalloped squares of fabric, perfectly even and perfectly cut. This bag uses the lovely Figgy Pudding Christmas fabric. I'll be bringing you much more about these bags in the future as I aim to make one of these bags myself asap. Sad note: I did NOT get this bag in the gift exchange:( Click here to purchase the Scallop Square die for yourself and let the creativity begin!

Christmas Card Class Cards

Here's a card from the December Christmas Card Class, 2009. Don't you love all the texture on this card? The poinsettias are absolutely touchable! Here's the recipe:

stamps: Christmas Punch (Level 2 Hostess)
ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pads
Paper: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke Card Stocks
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Always Artichoke 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

December Christmas Card Class

This darling snowman card was one of the 4 designs we did in our final Christmas Card Class of 2009. He is so jolly! Here's the recipe:

stamps: Snow Buddies (Level 2 Hostess, Holiday Mini Catalog), Christmas Punch (Level 2 Hostess, IB&C)
ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pads, VersaMark, Tempting Turquoise, Only Orange, Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Card Stocks
Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Curly Label Punches, Rose Red 1" Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

More Hanukkah!

This lovely Hanukkah card (by another stamper) features the Holiday Blitz stamp set. Honestly, this set encompasses just about every holiday. And the layout is super-simple and super versatile. You could change up the colors and stamps and have a cute card for any occasion.

Here's the full recipe:
Stamps: Holiday Blitz, Shalom Sayings, Many Merry Messages
Ink: Night of Navy, VersaMark
Paper: Whispering White, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy Card Stocks
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Silver and Clear Embossing Powders, Heat Tool, Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Click here to order any of these supplies today.

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Club Projects

Isn't this card cute and fun? This is another of our December Hostess Club projects and another of my talented daughter's (Tiffany Mirisoleiman)designs. We always use the Big Shot in club, and this card uses it for 2 different elements.

I have openings for my 2nd Monday Hostess Club coming up for renewal in February. If you would like to stamp regularly, build your supplies in a budget-friendly way, get 6 free classes, get hostess benefits, and have a great Girls' Night Out, then Hostess Club is for you! The 2nd Monday group begins anew in February, so let me know if you want a space asap because this is a popular group with limited space.

I also have a 2nd Friday club forming. We aim to begin in January, so let me know if that is a better schedule for you.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Sunday Post:)

I'm featuring the Holy Family stamp set once again, this time with lots of color. Don't you love that ray of light? This card, made by another stamper, does a beautiful job of putting the spotlight on the real meaning of Christmas. By using soft colors on Mary and Joseph and the bright and radiant Crushed Curry on the ray of light and Baby Jesus, the eye is drawn to the true light of Christmas.

I hope you are enjoying this fabulous time of year. As we approach the big day, do something extra to make your Christmas handmade, heartfelt. Call me at 210-492-3218 or email me at for ideas, help, or just a chat. I'm here for you!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Another Hanukkah Card

Isn't this Hanukkah card simply stunning?! It is stamped by another demonstrator, Mary Davidson, and the stamp all aglow is the lovely Let There be Light in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Hurry! This stamp and all items in the Holiday Mini Catalog are only available through January 4th. So click here now to order.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hanukkah Card

Since Hannukah begins today at sundown, I thought I would share a Hannukah card. I love the boldness and bling of this design. After all, Hannukah is a celebration! This was made by another stamper. Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Shalom Sayings
Ink: VersaMark, Encore Silver
Paper: Night of Navy and Brushed Silver Card Stocks
Accessories: Silver Elastic Cord, Silver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Ticket Corner Punch

Click here to order any of these supplies, and Happy Hanukkah!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales-Begins Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, December 11th, is the beginning of 12 Days of Holiday Sales from Stampin' Up! I can't wait to see what's on sale! To sweeten the pot, I'm adding my own special:

FREE shipping on orders of $50 or more!
You must email or call me with your order to access free shipping--if you place the order yourself online, the system will automatically charge regular shipping.

Check back here tomorrow for a listing of the sale items and plan to save:)

2010 Mini Calendars

This is the 3-D project we are doing in my Hostess Clubs this month. These make a nice little something to give someone and/or a great way to see the entire year at a glance on your own fridge, file cabinet, etc. I put two little magnets on the back so you can hang it somewhere convenient. If you place the scallop flower a bit lower on the "frame," you can mail this using one of our medium envelopes with a standard stamp. I hope you like these!

Would you like to create little gifts like this? I purchased too many of the 2010 12-month mini calendars and am offering them for sale at cost. They are like a little pad of paper, and you just tear off the months as they pass. The size is:

2 1/2" x 1 3/4" (this is the one pictured in the club project above)
3" x 2 1/4" (this is the one pictured alone at right and is actually a 13-month calendar as it includes December 2009)

The smallest are $.23 each pad
The next size up are $.25 each pad

So call me at 210-492-3218 or email me at to place your order. I can mail them to you if you like.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monthly Stamping

This is a photo of just one of the projects we made in club this month. (Click on the photo for an up-close look at the texture.) We have such a good time in our hostess clubs--a group of 6 ladies who each commit to 6 months of club. They come to my studio once each month (2nd Monday, 2nd Tuesday, 2nd Thursday (scrapbookers), or 2nd Friday) for a great girls night out of stamping fun. The regular clubs make 2 cards and 1 3-D project (like a box or favor) and the scrappers make two 12 x 12 layouts each month. The projects are free, and each member makes a minimum $25 product purchase each month. It's a great way to build your supplies on a budget while trying out lots of stamp sets, colors, embellishments, and techniques. Because clubs are a type of co-op, each member takes a turn being the hostess. That means free stuff! On your "hostess month," you receive the Hostess Benefits generated by the club orders. That is a minimum of a Level 1 Hostess Set of stamps or papers and at least $15 in free merchandise of your choice. Pretty sweet deal!

Contact me for available space in any of these clubs, and we will get you into regular, monthly stamping, regular, monthly fun! 210-492-3281 or

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Last Christmas Card Club of 2009!

Hurry, hurry, hurry! The last Christmas Card Club is this Saturday, December 12th at 9:30. We have some great designs for this last hurrah of 2009. Hurry and sign up so we can plan for you. RSVP is due this Thursday, December 10th.

Christmas Card Club Class
Saturday, December 12th, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
My Stamping Studio
$20 all inclusive--bring your own basic adhesive
4 great custom designs, 6 cards and envelopes
Lots of creative fun!

Ribbons Galore!


One of the great new items is 9 new colors of 5/8 Satin Ribbon.

Basic Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Basic Gray. Each roll is $8.95 for 15 yards.

Wouldn't you love some of each color? To get all those would cost you $80.55, and you would have 135 yards of ribbon! Most of us don't need quite that much ribbon although I love, love, love our ribbons:)

I am offering a Ribbon Share for U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY. You will receive:

2 yards each of all 9 colors, Shipped to you in a bubble envelope - regular mail. Total cost $14.95

Sign up today for the ribbon share to reserve yours! I cannot accept payment until the start date of the catalog, which is Jan 5th. E-mail me if you want to be included and I will set up a paypal button for Jan. 5th. Of course, you can send me a check instead. But contact me asap by email at or by phone at 210-492-3218 to reserve your set of ribbons. You will love the look they add to any project:)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wish List-time is running out!

Isn't this elf darling? He was created by the all-time Punch Queen, Ellen Kemper. Don't you love him?! If you would like Santa's UPS elf to make "visions of Stampin' Up! dancing in your head" a reality, email me quickly! I will contact your loved ones and let them know what you are wishing for. I also offer gift wrap and delivery in San Antonio, so this can also be a wish come true for shopping challenged hubbies:) Email me at or call me at 210-492-3218 today and be on your way to the best Christmas ever!

NOTE: The Sweet Stamper Elf (me:) makes deliveries through Tuesday, December 22nd.

Stamp Sets Waving Goodbye

Stampin' Up! just released a list of stamp sets, currently on the Dormant List, which will officially retire on January 4, 2010. Most of the sets were originally shown in the 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. If any of these sets are on your wish list, contact me soon or place your order online to receive these sets before they are gone forever! If you have questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to contact me!

***For a Limited Time Only -- Order these stamp sets directly from me (not at my Online Store) and you will receive a 10% discount on each soon-to-be-retired set (discount does not apply to additional items on your order). S&H is 10% of your order or a minimum of $6.95. E-mail me at or call me at 210-492-3218 to place your order!***

Item Number Stamp Set
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
114028 Para la novia
114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here is another example of the A Wish for Peace stamp set, this time using the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper for splashes of color and additional Christmas imagery as well as a greeting from the hostess set Christmas Punch. (This is made by another stamper.) The dove, one of the stamps in A Wish for Peace set, is cut out and popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals for a wonderful 3-D look. I really love Christmas and its many facets and images. The church amongst the trees and the visiting dove evoke visions of a Christmas Eve service in a lovely old chapel crammed full of worshipers bundled up in heavy coats and boots, gathered to celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. All that is achieved with some stamps, ink and paper! Click here to order stamps, ink and paper today to get started on creating your own lovely images for all the occasions of your life.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Autumn Days for Christmas

I love how so many of our stamp sets work throughout the seasons. This Christmas card uses the Autumn Days stamp set. Looks more like Christmas than Autumn to me! See what a few color and layout changes can do?

Here's the rest of the recipe:

Stamps: Autumn Days, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede
Paper: Ruby Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Whisper white Card Stocks
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Eyelet Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack
Click here to order any of these supplies, and enjoy this wonderful season!

Friday, December 4, 2009

More Digital Cards

Here is another Christmas card built with My Digital Studio and personal photos. Isn't it great?! No more of the cheesy ones from the drug stores! These are a snap to make (no pun intended:) Here are the My Digital Studio elements used in the design:

• Wishes & Greetings digital set

• Whisper White digital stitching

• Impact
• Mrs. Eaves

Click here to order your My Digital Studio today and let the fun begin! Creativity meets digital meets the great design and art work you have grown to love from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Cards with My Digital Studio

Did you know that you can make cards with My Digital Studio? This card is built with MDS, your ultimate papercrafting solution! Here are the My Digital Studio elements used in this design:

• Christmas Jingle Designer kit numbers (Chocolate Chip; 15% opacity)

• Old Olive card stock

• Real Red grosgrain knot
• Chocolate Chip stitching
• Hodgepodge Hardware library clip
• Christmas Jingle Designer kit border 2
• Christmas Jingle Designer kit border dots
• Christmas Jingle Designer kit tag 5

Call me today at 210-492-3218 to find out more about this fantastic software that puts 60 stamp sets, designer series papers, embellishments, and more at your fingertips. Purchase it this month and get a Decor Element (value up to $16.95) absolutely free. This would make a fantastic Christmas gift. Order yours today at

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Gifts Class

As promised in my newsletter yesterday, here is a fresh photo will all three of the projects we will be making this Sunday in the December Gifts Class. My photography issues have been resolved, and here they are in living color! Projects for Sunday:

2 Marble Tile Coasters (these have irregularities in them as they are natural stone--they actually look really cool and a bit like rescued Roman ruins:)with felt feet to protect your furniture
5 Monogrammed Love Notes (3 x 3 size) with envelopes (photo on right) in a presentation box
1 Lip Balm Holder filled with an Avon Lip Balm (photo on left)
Written Instructions are included in the class price so that you can reproduce them all year long!

These projects all match as you can see. (The color scheme is Rose Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla.) That gives you the option of giving them all as one really nice largish gift or to break them up into smaller gifts/stocking stuffers. These projects are all designed by my very talented daughter Tiffany, also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You can check out her blog here.

December Gifts Class
My Stamping Studio
Sunday, December 6th, 5:30-7:30
RSVP with payment by Thursday, December 3rd.
$22.50 all inclusive except basic adhesive. This policy helps us keep our class costs affordable for all. (The paypal button adds a $.75 fee to help offset the paypal fees.)

Another Small Extension

Okay, one last extension for the Online Extravaganza Sale. You now have until Wednesday, December 2nd, at 12:50 p.m. to place orders at the 30-50% off prices. Scroll down two posts for full details regarding the items on sale, etc. But I wanted you to know about the small extension of time for these awesome deals. Here is the link for you to place your orders.

Isn't this a darling little project? It can be a table favor or small gift or party favor. It's a perfect little something for a little someone! Here's the recipe:

Stamps: Yuletide Christmas
Paper: Kraft, Naturals Ivory Card Stocks, Bold Brights 12X12 Textured Card Stock,
Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Kit--you could use any holiday themed Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Sleigh Bells Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Eyelet Border, Scallop Oval, and Wide Oval Punches, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Baskets & Blooms Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die
Click here to order any of these supplies today and stay tuned for more great ideas:)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Woo-hoo! Extravaganza Extension!

Due to very high volumes and some folks being unable to get their orders into a very overloaded system, the Extravaganza Specials are being extended by one day. So you can still order these very special bundles and single items at 30-50% off! This offer lasts until tomorrow, December 2nd at 12:50 a.m.(okay, technically that is December 3rd, but only because we are in a different time zone:). Click here to start ordering and saving! I'm giving you the list of specials below, which is rather long, because it has already been removed from the website. I had to cut and paste, so be advised that the first price you see on each item is the regular price and the second price is the sale price. Because it has been removed from the site, you will have to use the item number below to get the sale price. If you have ANY questions or need help placing your order, feel free to call me at 210-492-3218. I'm here for you. Happy shopping!

Framed with Love Bundle

* Framed with Love stamp set
* Full Heart punch


Thank You Kindly Bundle

* Thank You Kindly stamp set
* Scallop Edge punch


Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

* Tous mes remerciements stamp set
* Scallop Edge punch

Animal Crackers Bundle

* Animal Crackers stamp set
* Star Designer brads


Corduroy Button Bundle

* Kraft Corduroy buttons
* Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
* Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
* Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
* Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons



Game Night Bundle

* Card Games stamp set
* Game Night stamp set

Four Square Bundle

* Four Square stamp set
* Scallop Square punch

Heart to Heart Bundle

* Love You Much stamp set
* Heart to Heart punch
* Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon


Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

* Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
* Heart to Heart punch
* Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

* J't'aime beaucoup stamp set
* Heart to Heart punch
* Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Chipboard Letter Bundle

* On Board Timeless Type
* On Board Loads of Letters

Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

* Bashful Blue 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
* Rose Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon

Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle*

* Best Wishes & More stamp set
* Eight Great Greetings stamp set
* On a Pedestal stamp set
* Earth Elements Stampin' Spots Classic
* Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
* Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
* Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Flower Designer brads

Build-A-Brad Bundle

* Calendar Alphabet stamp set
* Pewter Build-A-Brad
* Antique Brass Build-A-Brad


Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

* Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
* Circle Designer brads
* Flower Designer brads

Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

* Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
* Circle Designer brads
* Flower Designer brads

Cheep Talk Bundle

* Cheep Talk stamp set
* Note cards
* Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons

Sock Monkey Bundle

* Sock Monkey stamp set
* Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
* Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

* Sing-chaussette stamp set
* Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
* Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons

Alphabet Bundle

* Jayne's Type Alphabet stamp set
* Lovely Letters stamp set

Simply Said Bundle

* Simply Said stamp set
* Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Full Heart punch

Simply Said Bundle (French)

* Amitié stamp set
* Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Full Heart punch

On Board Bundle

* On Board So Tweet
* On Board Batch of Blooms
* On Board Essentials

Christmas Décor Bundle #1

* Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
* Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
* Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

Christmas Décor Bundle #2

* Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
* Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
* Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

Christmas Décor Bundle #3

* Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
* Small Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
* Small Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements

For All You Do Bundle

* For All You Do stamp set
* 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads


For All You Do Bundle (French)

* Merci pour tout stamp set
* 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

* Por todo lo que haces stamp set
* 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Striped Ribbon Bundle

* Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Pumpkin Pie 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Pretty in Pink 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* So Saffron 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
* Real Red 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon

Bling Bundle

* Sticky Pages
* Sticky Cuts Sweet
* Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter
* Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter

Fresh-Cut Bundle

* Fresh Cuts stamp set
* Fresh-Cut Notes
* 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

* Fraicheur exuise stamp set
* Fresh-Cut Notes
* 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle

* Pendant Park stamp set
* Pendant notes
* 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle (French)

* Adorable parc stamp set
* Pendant notes
* 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

* Un dia en el parque stamp set
* Pendant notes
* 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Sporting Bundle #1

* Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
* Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements

Sporting Bundle #2

* Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
* Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements

Sporting Bundle #3

* Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
* Black Just Sports Décor Elements

Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements

Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements

5/16" Neutrals Jumbo brads

5/8" Neutrals Jumbo brads

Scallop Square punch

Full Heart punch

Heart to Heart punch

Scallop Edge punch

Circle Designer brads

Flower Designer brads

Star Designer brads

Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements

Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements

Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements
*This bundle is only available while supplies last.

Last Christmas Card Club

I posted a few days ago about our last Christmas Card Club of 2009. There were no photos of the cards, so I thought I would share a few of the November CCC photos to let you see just a few of the beautiful cards we make. There are 4 designs, 6 cards each session with a variety of styles and colors. Won't you join us for one last round of the 2009 Christmas Card Club? Your spot must be reserved with payment by Thursday, December 10th, so mark your calendar, and let's stamp!

Full details are a few posts down. See you in the Stamping Studio!

Monday, November 30, 2009

December Gifts Class

Have you signed up for the Gifts Class this Sunday, December 6th, at 5:00? The deadline is this Wednesday, December 2nd. There are only a few more spots at the table available, so hurry. Here are the details:

2 marble tile coasters
1 set of 5 monogrammed love notes with matching envelopes in a presentation box
1 cute little booklet that holds an Avon Lip Balm (lip balm included)

These gifts are coordinated to match, so you may give them as one large gift, or break them up into individual gifts/stocking stuffers.

Full written instructions to take home so you can recreate these great gifts. Change up the images, and you can use these gifts year round for various occasions. As always, Tiffany (my demonstrator daughter, click here to see her blog) and I will be teaching the class together to bring double hands-on help, double motivation, and double fun!

Here's the paypal button for your convenience. The $22.50 class fee includes all supplies except basic adhesive. So bring your Snail and/or Anywhere Glue Sticks (or call me at 210-492-3218 to get some) and let's make gifts!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Sunday Post:)

This simple yet lovely card (created by another stamper)uses the A Wish for Peace stamp set (11614, set of 3 stamps for $16.95) and features the largest image of a church nestled in the midst of snowy trees and the very lovely text. The vellum is laid over the Whisper White Card Stock and Real Red Designer Series Paper (from the hostess set of papers in the previous IB&C) and then the stamped layer is backed with some Real Red Card Stock and placed atop the Vellum for a unique, pretty effect. Isn't it lovely?!!

As always, call me at 210-492-3218 or email me at to talk cards, designs, projects you would like to make, or to book a workshop for 2010.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Get those cards ready now!

Have you already made your Christmas cards for this year? If not, there is still time, but you will need to get started very soon. I am having a final installment of the Christmas Card Club on Saturday, December 12th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. You will leave that class with 6 beautiful, handmade Christmas cards with envelopes, ready for giving or mailing--made by you! Here is the paypal button to reserve your spot for the class.

If you need to make more than 6 cards (I make 50-60 each year:), call me at 210-492-3218, and I will help you make a plan, gather some supplies (you can use what you already have on hand and then add to that stash if necessary), and get those cards made. You will send/give your handmade Christmas cards with pride, and the recipients will be touched by the extra care expressed with a card made by you. Are you a total novice? I can help you put together a very simple design that will be lovely. It will be our secret how simple they were to make:) Email me at today and let's get started!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza Bundles are Still Available

The fabulous savings of 30-50% are still available, through Monday morning, on select bundles of products as well as some single products like punches. Click here to see what's on sale and to start ordering now. I've already placed my order:) This offer expires on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. so don't delay. With savings like this, you will want to stock up.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

On this special day of Thanksgiving, I am giving thanks for being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Here is my list of 10 stamping things to give thanks for:

1. I love what I do! I'm so thankful to be able to do what I enjoy for a living.
2. I am so thankful that I can supplement my family's income through stamping.
3. I am so thankful to be able to work from home.
4. I am giving thanks for the amazing people I have met through stamping.
5. I thank God for giving us all creative abilities.
6. I am grateful that my daughter is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, and we do a lot of our work together.
7. I am thankful for the opportunities to grow as a person through my Stampin' Up! business. I'm doing things I didn't think I could do!
8. I am grateful for the full spectrum of card-making. I enjoy making the 3-minute quickie cards as well as the labor-intensive works of art.
9. I give thanks for each and every one of you. I wouldn't be here without you!
10. I'm so thankful for this great company, Stampin' Up! From award-winning designs to user-friendly, top-notch products, to fabulous training, to positive motivation, my admiration for and appreciation of this company grows with each year.

(The above card was one of our November club projects and lots of fun to make.) Supplies:
Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Card Stocks
Lovely as a Tree (small leaf) stamp set and Grateful Greetings Jumbo Wheel
Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pads
Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, heat Tool, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Build-a-Brad, Scallop Flower, 1/2" Circle and 1" Circle Punches, Blender Pens, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds Texturz Plates