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Yes! It is March 1st!

So, I've been playing with the newest FREE Digital Download through Stampin'Up! and My Digital Studio.

Not sure I like the background color, so I may play with it a little bit more. Just took the FREE download and added a minimal amount of information. LOVE MY DIGITAL STUDIO for the ease of this!


WOW! Check Out the NEW Items Stampin' Up! is Offering NOW!

WOW! Now, I have to be honest. Stampin' Up! told us about this the other day but they didn't give us very many details. Literally, we were told that they (Stampin' Up!) would be offering an online class. YUP - that was about it! There has been a LOT of speculation on what it would be, how much it would cost, all those pesky little details that OCD people like me want to know! (And yes, I believe it should be CDO in the appropriate alphabetical order.) And could you tell that I was SO excited about it! Coming up with the ideas is always the hardest! 

Here's actually what they said last week:
In just a few days you can buy an online stamping class! This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success. Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.

30+ projects?

Fly Into Spring With... Butterflies!

Yes, you read that correctly!

Spring is just around the corner - can you believe it is less than a month away? On Saturday's "Splash" class, it was just beautiful here in Central Ohio!

We had beach towels, sunglasses, flip flops, and even a rubber ducky for the pool! The boy let me borrow his beach ball and I even had SUNTAN LOTION here! And this is in February!

Just imagine how we are going to FLY INTO SPRING WITH... BUTTERFLIES in March! Doesn't Stampin'Up! have the most beautiful butterflies in the catalogs? We will be using Collage Curios,Creative Elements,A Fitting Occasion,Kindness Matters,Nature Walk,Papillon Potpourri,Serene Silhouettes, and Swallowtail Stamps! The new Bitty Butterfly Punch along with the Elegant Butterfly Punch will also be used. And WAIT until you see how the Beautiful Wings Embosslit AND the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die really add to the cards too! (You can click on the names and you will be able to see what each of them looks like in t…

FREE Digital Download!

YUP! You read that right. Stampin'Up! just added this today!

Go to my online store and type in item #133267 or click here and get it today without it costing you a dime! Not one penny!


You will notice that some of the colors are retired. That's ok - it's FREE! And everyone LOVES something FREE, right?  :)


Colorful Swallowtail

Isn't he just beautiful?
I KNOW! I think so too!

I made this card during a class I attended last week. One of my friends had a birthday on Saturday, so I had to hold off posting this card until AFTER her birthday! I think she liked it.

And it was SO STINKIN' EASY! The base of the card is Tangerine Tango. BUT the part you may not believe is... the top layer, the one with the Swallowtail butterfly, yeah, that is WHISPER WHITE! I KNOW! but it really is!

After stamping Mr. Swallowtail in Jet Black StazOn and letting him dry for a minute or two, take three sponge daubers. Stamp your sentiment at this time too. Make sure you label them so you can use them later too - not only a time saving tip but a COST savings tip too!

Using first your Daffodil Delight and a sponge dauber, start "coloring" Mr. Swallowtail.Grab hold of your Melon Mambo and its matching sponge dauber and continue to color.Tangerine Tango and its matching sponge dauber is the last color used.After the Mr. Swallo…


Remember yelling that as a kid at the pool? Ok, maybe you did that last week!  :)  That was the best time of summer!

Seriously - Saturday, February 9th is the last day to register for the Splash! The Razzleberry Splash card making class, that is.

And, just to whet your appetite a little bit - go ahead, put that toe in the water! Here's one of the cards that we'll be making on the 23rd.
See? The water is just fine!

This card is just LOVELY! And so stinkin' easy! I really like the Designer Series Paper that comes in this package - wish they sold it by itself!

Did you notice the button? YUP - the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack - only available during Sale-a-Bration. And the embossing folder too? LOVE the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. And the flower under the button and ribbon? You got it - straight from the Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' Kit! And the Postage Stamp Punch? YES! Of course, you know me - I put a little baby powder on the stick…

Make a SPLASH!

Using half of a Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' Kit, that is!

Bring your favorite "POOL" item (swimming pool, that is) and be entered in a special drawing for a surprise gift!

I remember when the boy was little, he had this inner tube that had a duck on the front of it. It was a HOOT! I don't think we have that anymore, but I'm sure I can find something here... How about you?

Now I know it'll be really cold here in Central Ohio, so let's warm things up with our Make a Splash Party on Saturday, February 23rd, from 9a-12p! The details are here (or click on the "Classes" tab at the top of the page).

Sent With Love Special Offer from Stampin'Up!

From February 1 until April 30, 2013, you can purchase the exclusive, limited time offers:

Sent with Love Stamp Set

OR Sent with Love Designer Series Paper

OR bundle them for a special 20% discount!

Here are the details:
Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only) for $17.95 (item #131847)Sent with Love Designer Series Paper for $10.95 (item #132182)Sent With Love Bundle includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, AND Calypso Coral Baker's Twine - 20% off the retail value for only $25.50 (item #132851)
The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!

In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item #132914 available for $9.95).

Please note that the digital kit is NOT included in the bundle.

And MORE details:
You can purchase as many Sent With Love Stamp Sets, Sent With Love Designer Series Papers, or Sent With Love Bundle…

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets

It is now February 1st (YEAH!) and Stampin'Up! has updated their Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets!

Here's February's Best of Love Stamp Set (Item #132987) - LOVE IT!

And I have to be honest here, I still have a couple of the February Best of Love stamps! TWO of them are two of my absolute favorites in the retired category. I use them on my personal cards! And now I can use them again! I'm so glad Stampin'Up! is doing this Best of Series.

The best part is - Stampin'Up! is releasing a new "Best of..." Stamp Set each month for all of 2013!

Once you begin collecting these, don't forget to keep track of your stickers (they are found on your stamp set label). Once you collect six of them, you mail in your Collector's Card for a FREE STAMP SET (value of $14.95 US). If you misplace your Collector's Card, I can help you with that - but you gotta keep track of those stickers!