Thursday, February 28, 2013

March Blog Header

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!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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?
30+ projects!
30+ PROJECTS!!!!
The crowd goes wild!

Seriously though The Basics went live TODAY! And here it is:
The Basics Online Stamping Class by Stampin' Up!
Item #133385 
Click HERE to order YOURS today!

And the best part is... drum roll please... it is only $14.95!

And did you see the other TWO FREE My Digital Studio Downloads that are new today as well?

Here's the FREE Spring To Life March Calendar/Wallpaper:
FREE Spring To Life March Wallpaper
Item #133025 
Click HERE to get yours now!

Here's the FREE No Regrets Pocket Cards Digital Download - LOVE IT!
FREE No Regrets Pocket Cards Digital Download
Item #133387
Did I mention that it is FREE?
Click HERE to gets yours now!

And the best part of these downloads are - THEY ARE FREE!!! And who doesn't love free? GO - download the FREEBIES now and enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

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 the catalog.)

We will be making 10 cards with such nice designs that you will want to go home and make more of them! And isn't that what this is all about? Making cards, sharing our gifts and talents, brightening someone else's day?

The cost for this "Flight" is just $25 - such a BARGAIN! Monday, March 8th is the RSVP date to reserve your spot in the class. The class link is here or click on "Classes" just under the  header. This will be the last class offered during Sale-A-Bration, so bring your order with you to Fly Into Spring!

Hope to see you here!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

FREE Digital Download!

YUP! You read that right. Stampin'Up! just added this today!
FREE Label This Designer Template

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?  :)


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Colorful Swallowtail

Isn't he just beautiful?
Burnished Swallowtail
Using Jet Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Tangerine Tango
Throw in Bring on the Cake and you have an EASY and FAST card!
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!

I let mine sit for a few minutes before I adhere it to the card. And then you are done! Viola!

I think it actually took me a minute or two longer to clean my stamp with my StazOn cleaner than it took to stamp and color the card! That cleaner is messy, but it works! (Did you know we sold StazOn Cleaner? Yeah... I think it is often missed. I know I was a demo for YEARS before I finally got it!)

This is one of the techniques I'll be showcasing in my March Private Card Classes. Let me know when you want to schedule yours!

(Spoiler Alert - If you like butterflies and this technique, you may want to attend the March Butterflies class. You can see that we will be using ALMOST every butterfly that Stampin'Up! currently offers!)

Friday, February 8, 2013


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.
Looks like a quilt, doesn't it?
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 sticker from the SSK and then used a Stampin' Dimensional to really make it pop!

Add a little bit of stamping (using the Oh, Hello Stamp Set and a couple of markers) and viola!
So many wonderful card ideas with this kit - LOVE - LOVE - LOVE IT!

I still have room for a couple more in the class. Make sure you don't miss out on OUR pool party on the 23rd! And remember to bring your crafter's kit, along with YOUR FAVORITE pool item to the Splash party!

See you on the 23rd! Last one in is a rotten egg!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

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).

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sent With Love Special Offer from Stampin'Up!

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



Here are the details:

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).
Digital Kit (shown) NOT included in bundle

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

And MORE details:

And here's a flyer that shows a few GREAT ideas too!

The deadline is Tuesday, April 30th - so place your order now!

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!
Best of Love Stamp Set
Item #132987

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!