Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wow! I'm Itching to Quilt Again!

Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!
Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

Check out my Fabulous Fabric crafting ideas HERE.

The sale starts Monday, so call me now--and get ready to jump into the spring Fabric Frenzy!
  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Discounted fabric is available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop order, and online orders)
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached
Page Item  Description  Retail Price  Sale Price 
170  126892  Essentials Designer Fabric $29.95  $14.98 
171  126893  Floral District Designer Fabric $9.95  $4.98 
171  126894  Comfort Café Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125411  Summer Smooches Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  125412  Twitterpated Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122337  Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122336  Beau Chateau Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  124066  Spice Cake Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
171  122335  Flirtatious Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
6*  129308  Tea for Two Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  
13*  129307  More Amore Designer Fabric $9.95   $4.98  

*spring catalog

Here's a video to watch:

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

This and That

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we’re happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we’re giving you the chance to get it now. And from today through April 30, you can get all five This and That products in a bundle for 15 percent off!

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape

Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Read On . . .
  • We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
  • You can place orders by contacting me or ordering directly in my online store.
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent? 
  • Did you see that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? Your eyes were right. You'll just have to check back later in April to see what that's all about. 
Register here for your chance to win a trip for two to San Diego, California with Stampin' Up!
 Here's a little video Stampin' Up! put together for you (You may have to open my blog in your browser to view it):

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

25th Anniversary RemARKable Blog Tour - Best of Love

Welcome to the RemARKable 25 Years with Stampin' Up! Blog Tour!  You may have arrived here from Lee Bradford's blog.  What a great job she did with her creation!

As part of their 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin' Up! is bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will be released -one set per month-during 2013.  Along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

This month the RemARKables are showcasing February's theme "Best of Love."  I've made two projects with this stamp set.  Here's the first one:

I painstakingly stamped the "love" for the background using the stamp-a-ma-jig many times.  It was well-worth the effort.  To create the heart, I inked the entire stamp in Old Olive, then colored the leaves with Always Artichoke and the flowers with Melon Mambo and Real Red.
Here's my second creation:

I inked up the hearts with Melon Mambo and "stamped off" two of them.  No matter what I did, my ribbon kept wiggling for the camera, LOL!

Let me know what you think of these two cards.  Do you have a favorite?

Next up on the RemARKable tour is Tamra Davis.  You can click the image below or go to to see what goodies she has created for you.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

An Inspirational Song

A few weeks ago, I heard the song "Carry Me" by Josh Wilson on the radio.  This morning it just popped into my head, so I thought I'd share it with you.

If you're reading my blog via email, please click on the title so you can view the video:


RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour - Ciao, Baby!

Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month some of our most talented RemARKable teammates are showing you many different ways to use the Ciao, Baby! stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. 

Here's my first creation:
It's been a while since I sent my husband a card at work.  This one will go in the mail tomorrow.
I paired the Ciao, Baby! stamp set with Fabulous Phrases to create this card.  I ran the Pool Party Core'dinations paper through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, then sanded it.  I punched the stamped image using the new Sale-a-Bration Petite Curly Label punch, then backed it with a cut layer of Island Indigo.   I stamped the "forever" using the Fabulous Phrases stamp set, then punched it out with the Curly Label punch.  I've entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Here's my second creation:

This is the first completed card that I made with the Dress Up framelits. They are too cute!!!  The bottom layer of the dress is made from a Floral District designer series paper, then I added a hem of Primrose Petals followed by a Paper Doily layer.   I completed the ensemble with a string of pearls.

...Next up on the RemARKable Blog Tour is Tamra Davis.  Click on the image below to get to her blog or copy and paste her blog address into your browser (

Stamps: Ciao, Baby!, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party Core'dinations paper, Sycamore Street designer series paper (Sale-a-Bration item!), Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Floral District designer series paper
Ink: Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Dress Up framelits dies, Ovals Collection framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Finishing Touches edgelits, Petite Curly Label punch (Sale-a-Bration item!), Curly Label punch, Paper Doilies, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stay Tuned For a Ciao, Baby! Project

This Sunday, the RemARKable Stampers will be doing another Blog Tour - this time with the new stamp set, Ciao, Baby!   I can't wait to see all of the projects!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Best of Flowers

Happy 25th anniversary to Stampin' Up!  Every month during 2013, they're releasing some all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set.  And what else would you expect from a March set than images that will help you get through this winter -- the Best of Flowers set!  

Best of Flowers is item 133342. Wanna know which stamp is the new one?  I'll give you a hint: it coordinates with the 1 1/4" scallop circle punch.
While Stampin' Up! is releasing just one Best of stamp set per month, all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin' Up! is including a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker 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.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

I am exited to announce that Stampin' Up! is now making available a new Photopolymer stamp choice. 

What is it and 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? 
  • I could go on, but I'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.
Item  132956 $13.95 57 Piece Set

Features of the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set:
  • Use this exclusive alphabet set (with extras!) for titles or embellishments on scrapbook pages, cards, or any type of project. 
  • Clear block sizes A, B, G, F, and I are recommended (not included in the set).
  • Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. 
  • Our top-quality photopolymer gives a perfectly stamped image every time.
  • Best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price...only $13.95 for 57 images!
So cool!  You can curve the stamp images onto your clear blocks to get different effects!
 The Fine Print

  • Photopolymer stamps will be offered on a trial basis. Based on popularity, we hope to release more photopolymer stamp sets over the coming months. At this time we don't plan on offering a line of photopolymer sets as expansive as our wood-mount and clear-mount lines.
  • Not available in wood-mount or clear-mount.  
  • All photopolymer will be packaged in cello bag w/insert, but don't forget you can store them in our clear cases.

Here are some ideas from the Stampin' Up! blog for your viewing pleasure:

Happy Stamping!