24 Jan 2012

Sale-a-bration is here at last!

A little something to make winter days go faster... it's our Sale-a-bration catalogue!!

Inside this cover are delightful stamps and papers and ribbons and brads and more, that you can obtain FREE
during January 24 - March 31.

And here's how:
 You can order on-line at my Stampin' Up Store, or email me with your order. You're going to love the freebies!!!

Happy Stamping!

20 Jan 2012

P.S. I love you Coupon Portfolio

This is an adorable project from the preview of the latest Create With Connie & Mary collection. It also includes a sneak peek from the Sale-a-bration catalogue!

I love anything that even remotely resembles a book, and I love pockets for surprises and this project has it all!

Isn't the cover cute! I added some sparkle on the Poppy Parade heart, and Crystal Effects on the chocolate of the strawberry. And I love the combination of DSP - Stampin' Up!'s package coordination works every time!!

Inside a ten pockets (made from the Pillow Box die!) where you can tuck secret messages or coupons for special gifts!

And if you pay attention to the directions you can make your tag bottoms match your pillow pockets (I didn't, except two by accident!!)

And guess what?! You can get the directions FREE from Connie & Mary here.

Just click on the link and scroll down the page and you can download the directions.

This project would also make a good Mother's Day or Father's Day gift as well.

Happy Stamping!

19 Jan 2012

So Many Things to Show You!

Yes, and well I should have after all this time. Call it holiday anti-climax...la la land (between New Year's and gardening).

Actually there are only two seasons in my life - Christmas and Gardening, everything else fits into those two. We garden from April to October, think about/prepare for Christmas from October to December, then relax with the gardening catalogues (and new books from Christmas) until April arrives. It's a great life I know!

But I do have something to share with you at last. Have you checked out the Simply Sent "Create & Keep" kit on page 42 of your new Occasions Mini? (If not, just click on the image in the side column to see everything in the mini). This kit goes together in minutes, and it's great to have on hand. Even if you haven't put it together you can whip up a card in five minutes!!

It's perfect gift for someone who likes to dabble in creativity but is new to Stampin’ Up! There is everything to make 10 bright and beautiful cards, a box with dividers to organize cards, and 10 printed envelopes to make the kit complete! 

Here are samples of the cards I put together:

 The kit includes borders, and sentiments.

 Along with colourful flowers that you can layer.

 And you can design the cards however you want!

Plus I had all this left over for other projects!

 It's also a great kit to make with your children (or in my case grandchildren!!)

Happy Stamping!

4 Jan 2012

The NEW Occasions Mini is here


It's so much fun when a new catalogue comes out - large or small! And Stampin' Up! has add some totally NEW products this time. Things like:

Framelits - Two different collections to use with your Big Shot! The Hearts Collection of six dies will cut hearts from 5 1/4" wide down to 7/8" wide.  The Labels Collection of six dies cuts a decorative label from 5 7/16 wide down to 2" wide. So great for layering, making labels, or specialty shaped cards.

Coordinating Edgelit Dies, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and a Stamp Set!!! Don't you just love it when everything works together!

There's also a new coordinating punch and stamp set, gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and adorable stamp sets. And more! Check it out by clicking on the icon in the right hand column.