Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Treats Using the Scallop Envelope Die

I made these cute little treat holders for Halloween using the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die (now retired).  

They fit a Ghirardelli chocolate perfectly!  I used the Witches' Brew DSP from the Holiday catalog (132185) for the belly bands. The Bone Appetit! stamp is from the retired set, Monster Munchies. 

I got my inspiration from Heidi Boos' website.  You can visit her page to see her cute Christmas version.

Stop in at the Independence Opera House today and do some shopping. I am giving away these cute little treats to everyone who makes a purchase from my booth (while supplies last)!

Supplies used: Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock, Witches' Brew DSP, Monster Munchies stamp set, Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Scallop Circle and 1 3/8 Circle Punches, StazOn black stamp pad, Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Shopping Expo at Independence Opera House

I will be attending the Fall Shopping Expo at the Independence Opera House on October 26th and 27th.  I have been busy making some really cute Christmas gifts (yes, I said Christmas!), and I would like to share a sneak peek with you.

Wait for it....

Post-It holders with matching pens!  Wouldn't these be great teacher or coworker gifts?

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks in the upcoming days!

Happy Stampin',


Friday, October 18, 2013

Video Tutorial: How to Re-Ink Your Firm Foam Pads

The Firm Foam ink pads that Stampin' Up! introduced last year help you get a nice, crisp image when stamping.  One of the drawbacks to the new foam, though, is that your ink pads dry out faster.  Do you know how to re-ink your ink pads?  Watch this video to see how to do it.

Also, just a reminder that there are only 2 days left to take advantage of the $25 starter kit.  How does a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products sound?  Join my team and you will also have access to Stampin' Connection, a demonstrator-only website full of millions of ideas.  You will also receive the Stampin' Success magazine, available only to demonstrators.  That's all in addition to the great savings you receive and the great new friends you will make!

Happy Stampin',

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Monthly Scrapbooking Club

This Friday marks the start of my monthly scrapbooking club.  Each month, we will be making a 2-page, 12x12 layout.  At the end of one year, we will have completed an entire album!  Here is this week's layout:

Sorry about the photo-I'm on the go today and trying out the mobile app.  I snapped the photo quick on the way out the door.

Would you like to join us next month?  Please let me know.  Reservations are required for this event, which is held the third Friday evening of each month.

Happy Stampin',

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tag Kit

Look!---Another new kit from Stampin' Up!  This one would make a great gift for those hard-to-buy for people on my Christmas list!  Who doesn't need gift tags?  And these are the cutest and easiest ones ever!

Our new Pop and Place Holiday Gift Tags come in a booklet of 70+ tags in 5 designs--created from our existing punch and die shapes.  These tags coordinate with our Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog.

There are different kit options available:

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (134975)

Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set (134623)

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundle (135921)
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle (135290)
Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book
Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot
Clear Block C

These are available until December 31st, but I will also have these available cash & carry at the Independence Opera House on October 26th and 27th.  Stop by and get yours before they are gone!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stampin' Up! Offering Weekly Deals!

Starting today, Stampin' Up! will offer a weekly deal in their online store that will change every Tuesday. Come and look at the deal and place your order right away for these great, discounted products.
This week the following items are on sale:

Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regular Price: $7.95
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price: $7.95
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price:
Petite Curly Label Punch
Petite Curly Label Punch
Regular Price: $12.95
Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Regular Price: $26.95
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template - Digital Download
Regular Price: $14.95

Please note that weekly deals will be offered while supplies last! The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.  These specials are also only available with an online order.  Visit my website at to order other great Stampin' Up! products.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Join My Team for Only $25!

Have you been considering becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  Now is the time to join!  For 2 WEEKS ONLY (October 7-21), you can join for just $25!  Whether you are looking to supplement your income, or just want to get a discount on great products, I can help you reach your goals.  As a member of my team, you will have access to great discounts, training programs, and access to Stampin' Connection-a demonstrator-only community sharing website, full of great ideas and support.

If you would like more information on becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, please email me at and I would be happy to answer your questions.

Happy Stampin',

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding, or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those events right at your fingertips. And best of all, they’ll be handmade!

The kit contains everything you need (minus adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes with a beautiful box to store your cards in.

The Everyday Occasions kit includes:

* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, buttons & clips
* Pre-cut paper embellishments
* Mini ink pads (Stampin’ Spots)
* Seven-piece Occasions Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Full color Tips & Tricks brochure for making the cards
* A cool, storable, giftable box

I will have some of these available for cash and carry on October 26th and 27th at the Fall Shopping Expo at the Independence Opera House.  Or you can shop 24/7 on my website.  These would make a fantastic gift!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hello October!

Wow!  October....where do I start?  The excitement at Stampin' Up! is going strong, and there are new promotions all over!  I feel like I almost can't keep up.  The good news for you is that I will have lots of blog posts this month!

Let's start with my FAVORITE promotion this month.  SU is offering an additional $25 in FREE products when you host a qualifying workshop ($250 or more) during the month of October!  So, that means for a $250 workshop you will earn $65 in free stuff instead of $40.  Great deal, huh?  I thought you might be excited about this too, so I've opened up my schedule to allow for a few extra party dates in October.  Please book your date before they are full!  This month is a great month to host, because everyone is getting ready to make their Christmas cards soon.  I would love to show you and your friends some great ideas!

Stay tuned for more great products and ideas!

Happy Stampin',