Tuesday, March 5

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.  

What makes them so great?

*They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
*They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
*Can you say sticky? (Don't worry, in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
*They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
*They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set - Item 132956

Includes 57 pieces for $13.95 (Don't faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling.)

Recomment clear blocks A, B, G, F and I. Purchase separately.

Amazing Family

Wow, sorry it's been so long. The end of February was rather hectic with school functions and life in general.

Here's a card showcasing the Amazing Family stamp set from the 2013 Spring Catalog. I really like this set and am looking forward to using it for Mother's and Father's Day cards!

Stamp Set: Amazing Family

Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Sycamore Street DSP
Acc: Vintage Embossing Folder, Gold Brads, Labels Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin Piercing Mat

Have a great week!

Monday, February 18

So Happy To Be Picked!

Mary Jo over at Technostamper picked my card as one of her Top Three! Woo hoo! So thankful and excited. It's the little things really... maybe I need to get out more! 

I have another card that I also made with that sketch. The colors were different. I will have to take a better picture of it and post it! 


Sunday, February 17

A Sketch Challenge

I have wanted to start participating in some sketch challenges. There are so many out there! I am a big follower of Mary Jo over at Techno Stamper and thought I would start with hers. She does a Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. Awesome blog with some great cards. Love her work!

My intention was to post it Friday, but the kids came down with the flu and it completely slipped my mind. Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Pirouette Pink, Whisper White, Twitterpatted DSP
Acc: Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon (retired), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Fancy Fold Embossing Folder, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Bitty Butterfly Punch. Blush Blossom Button (retired), Dimensionals, Red Line Tape

I have seen this WOW done on a previous card and wanted to try it. The butterfly on the right is punched from Baja Breeze DSP. It doesn't look like it from here though. :(

Have a great week!

Thursday, February 14

Teacher Valentines

Here's what I made for my son's teacher and the secretaries in the office. These were surprisingly quick & easy. Loved that about them! I got the idea from Jill's blog. She has such a creative blog & I check it regularly for inspiration & to see what she's up to. Sorry the picture is fuzzy!

Stamp Set: Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty DSP
Acc: Heart Trio Punch (retired), 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Pink Organza Ribbon (retired), Two Tags Bigz Die 

Have a GREAT Day! :) 

Be Mine Valentine!

Happy St. Valentines everyone! We've been busy here making Valentine's for both kids' classes. I prefer the non candy/sugar valentines so here are the valetines each child made. They are oldies (saw them last year) but mine hadn't made them yet.

L's valentines are friendship bracelets. We found the awesome text HERE (as well as the idea and G's valentines too!).

And here are G's valentines. He was worried the girls wouldn't like the bugs, so we taped organic lollipops (from yummy earth!!) to the backs of them. I'm sure all the girls will like his Valentine. 

Here he is looking quite proud of his Valentines. We had to go on a bug hunting expedition since the ones I ordered online wouldn't be here until tomorrow! :(

Hope you a wonderful day! I'm just so thankful that it will be near 50 degrees today. That's a good enough Valentine's gift to me! I remember one year it there was an ice storm. Yikes!


Monday, February 11

Stampin' Up! 25th Anniversary

Stampin' Up! is kicking off it's year-long 25th anniversay celebration. Here's a fun look at how they have evolved over the years.


Part of the celebration is a special anniversary stamp set each month this year that features a collection of stamps from the past 25 years -- plus one new image each time. There are perks for buying six sets during the year and the first one is about birthdays -- how fitting!

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, they're including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker (very small so keep your eyes peeled!) with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95. Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014. 


Click here to see more about the "Best of 25 Years" series and order this first set.

Tuesday, February 5

Sale-A-Bration Swap Card

Can you believe it's February? So happy Phil did not see his shadow. Now let's just hope his Early Spring prediction is TRUE!! I have my fingers and toes crossed.

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing this month. I really like the Designer Series Paper they are offering FREE with a $50 order. I loved last years too but this year's is more modern I think. Plus it has Rich Razzleberry so you can go a whole different route with your colors if you want. I will post the other card I made using the Sale-A-Bration DSP.

There's also a button/ribbon combo for FREE. You get 3 spools of ribbon (Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Pool Party) and 3 different colors of buttons (Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party). 

Stamp Set: Curly Cute
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White
Acc: Blossom Punch, Fancy Fan Folder, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, 3/4" Circle Punch

Sale-A-Bration Swap Card

Stamp Set: Curly Cute
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP, Whisper White
Acc: Fancy Fan Folder, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack, 3/8" Designer Printed Brads

This was my entry for the SUDSOL Sale-A-Bration Swap. I picked using the DSP and Ribbon for my card. I made some with Tangerine Tango and Pool Party Ribbon too.

Wednesday, January 30

Hello! What a night of storms here in Indiana! I received a tornado warning on my phone at 2:30a but I don't keep my phone in my bedroom when I sleep. So we slept right through it. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing!

Here's the Birthday Invite I made for my son's party. Nothing big, we just invited 3 friends from school to come with us to Incredible Pizza Company (which indeed incredible and overwhelming at times!) to eat, play and eat some more! My D got to bring a friend also and Grandma came along for the ride.

I love the Owl Builder Punch with all it's versatility! I found this penguin online and knew I had to make Gman's invites. He loves penguins.

Stamp Set: Make a Wish
Ink: Marina Mist
Paper: Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Acc: Scallop Square Duo Bigz, Chevron Emb. Folder, Owl Builder Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, scrap DSP, retired Pom Pom ribbon

Have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, January 23

Sale-a-Bration Has Started!!

You know... I meant to post something on Monday and the week has just flown by! How does it do that? Anyways, Sale-a-Bration has started with Stampin' Up! I love this yearly special. I LOVE getting FREE stuff when you were going to buy some stuff anyways. Can't beat that!

The choices this year are awesome. The Designer Series Paper is beautiful and so is the Ribbon and Button Combo. I think Pool Party is going to be really popular this year.

I have a card that I made for the SUDSOL Sale-a-Bration Swap, but I haven't received the other cards yet. So I will show you a card with a NEW Birthday stamp set from the NEW Spring Catalog. We'll be making this card Friday evening at PMS Night! 

Love the colors too! 

Stamp Set: Make a Wish
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Pack
Acc: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon, Gemstones, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Up! Markers

If you're local and you would like to join us then email me for directions! We'd love to have you.

Have a GREAT week!


Monday, January 7

Happy New Year!

Stampin' Up! Has a GREAT Valentine Promotion. The kids and I will start thinking about what they want to make for their Valentines to give to their classmates. We might use smarties or possibly pencils. I have some gum left over from Holiday Crafts so we can always decorate those & give them out. The possibilities are endless!

I've been busy making my swaps for two swaps I'm in with SUDSOL. It's a website for Demonstrators to share cards & 3D projects they make with other Demos. I'm taking part in TWO swaps; the Spring Mini Swap and a Sale-A-Bration Swap. Can't wait to share with you guys! There are some really cute things in the Spring Mini.

Sorry for the blurry picture. I'm working on taking better pictures of my cards to share with you! :)

Stamp Set: Pleasant Poppies
Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Black Stazon
Paper: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, First Edition Specialty DSP
Acc: Chevron Embossing Folder, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Here's a card we made last year in my classes. I love poppies. :) Have a GREAT Day!

Here's Stampin' Up's Valentine Promotions:

Valentine specials