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Crazy for Cupcakes: Birthday Card Idea

Crazy for Cupcakes

Here's another little card from the past; great for a birthday using the Crazy for Cupcakes set and the coordinating Cupcakes wheel from Stampin' Up! It's a great pair of products perfect for any birthday card... for the young to the young-at-heart :).

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Have a great start to your week!

Celebrating Creativity in Film: Oscar Night 2011

Oscar Night 2011

Films and life are like clay, waiting for us to mold it. And when you trust your own insides and that becomes achievement, it's a kind of principle that seems to me is at work with everyone. God bless that principle. God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it.

                                        Shirley MacLaine, 1983 Academy Awards

Paper Crafting Memory Lane: Jackpot II Digital Download

 Good day, Crafters!
Today, I have an 8 x 8  scrapbook page I created a couple of years ago using the Jackpot Designer Series Paper (retired) but NOW AVAILABLE in digital format thay may be purchasedthrough the Online Store.

Don't have My Digital Studio?  Check out this great digital crafting solution HERE

Or, you can use the Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads with any program that supports .jpg and .png files and layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), or Corel Draw.

You can view all available digital downloads HERE.


Stampin' Up! Paper Crafting Projects Revisited

While I'm working on projects for my March classes, I wanted to take a little memory walk down my paper crafting lane to share some of my older projects that are among some of my favorites.  While some of the papers and colors may be discontinued, the stamp sets are still available in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

And, now for today's card...
Medallion I STILL love this Medallion background stamp!   Here it is stamped and embossed on designer paper with a simple ribbon for the accent.
if you don't have this stamp, it's a must have and is available in the Online Store. It's a bargain for $ versatile!  Check it out!

FREE with Purchase


Just a reminder to check out my February "Online Class of the Month" that you receive FREE with your product purchase of $30 or more in the Online Store by February 28, 2011.  And, if your total is $50 or more, you'll receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item as well.

This month's class features the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and Beveled Windowpanes from the Occasions Mini and the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set and Love Letter Designer Series Paper.

Details HERE!

Paper Crafter Customer Q & A

busy life


I really don't have time to host a Stampin' Up! party in my home.  How can I receive hostess benefits without having an in-home party?


There are a couple of ways you can receive hostess benefits without hosting a Stampin' Up! party in your home.

  1. A catalog party is a great way to earn hostess benefits.  As your demonstrator, I can send you an Idea Book and Catalog and current Mini Catalog for you to show friends and family for you to collect orders along with payment information. With a qualifying total of $150 or more in product sales, you will receive the benefits based on your total. Upon receipt, I can process your order online and have it shipped directly to you so that you can distribute the orders to your friends and family.
  2. If you purchase a total of $150 or more through the Online Store, you will be eligible for hostess rewards which is the term for benefits through online orders.

If you are interested in either of these options, E-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853.

I'll Get By...


...with a little help from my friends...:)  Certainly thankful for all help and ideas that Stampin' Up! provides for it's demonstrators.  A leader in the world of paper crafts and decor and a leader in providing great tools for business, Stampin' Up! comes through for it's demonstrators.  This card was inspired by one on the cover of a publication that we, as demonstrators, receive each month.  It's a great go-to source for creative and business information.

I also belong to another impressive business group- the Business Stampers Coaching Group.  It's a GREAT source of support and inspiration to make the most of my stamping business.

If you are a demonstrator and looking for the support of business minded stamping business owners, I urge you to take a look at the Business Stampers Coaching Group.  There is a 10 day trial available for $1.00!...Click the link below!


Click here to learn more, or start your $1, 10-Day Trial!

Suite Dreams

Oh Sew Suite
Oh Sew Suite dreams, that is!  This precious collection of coodinating stamps, buttons, paper, fabric, an album, and more from Stampin' Up! are just what paper crafters will be dreaming about!

It's all "sew" cute! ;)

Take a look at the collections HERE in the Online Store!

Sharing the Fun

 Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Craft Display A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a vendor night at the fitness gym where I am a member.  It was so much fun getting ready to share my love of paper crafting and to show others how fun and versatile this craft really is!

Some comments from visitors:


  • "I didn't know you could do ALL that with scrapbooking supplies!"


  • "I'm not crafty at all! ...then, after stamping and creating the make and take..."Hey, I can do this!"
  • "I've heard of Stampin' Up! but didn't know they had this!" ...after seeing my Simply Adorned necklace.
  • "Just what happens during a Stampin' Up! party?"

There are so many who have not yet discovered the joy of paper crafting!  There needs to be more of us sharing it!  I urge you to consider contacting me regarding this business opportunity!

Call me at 409-719-2853 or E-mail meI'd love to have you join my team!

Touch of Spring for Your Paper Crafting

Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die The Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper is perfect for your spring paper crafting projects. Both beautiful and versatile, some of the prints would be great for  masculine cards...working on a video for that!
The Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die provides a pretty scalloped border and the coordinating Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon and Springtime Vintage Big Designer Button in Pear Pizzazz provide a sweet touch to the Square Lattice background.
Let me know if you have questions!  Supplies listed below.

Teeny Tiny Wishes
Naturals Ivory
Always Artichoke
Pear Pizzazz
Very Vanilla
Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper
Always Artichoke
Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder
1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval Punch
1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch
Designer Label Punch
Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon
Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons
Basic Pearls
Tasterful Trim Bigz XL Die
Big Shot

Celebrate Sale-A-Bration

Word Play, Sale-A-Bration
This colorful pair sports FREE products available from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration.  This set is great to help you put your cards together in a jiffy!

Sentiment is from the versatile, Word Play (clear) (wood). I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink the stamp and isolate the colors.

Click Here for the link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure and all of the current publications from Stampin' Up!

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Banner Suite: An Online Paper Crafting Class

Banner Suite Class
Here is a banner I created using the Pennant Bigz XL Die from Stampin' Up!  If you'd love to make one similar, sign up for my Online Banner Suite Video Class with step by step video tutorial instructions!
With your purchase, you'll receive access to a private blog with a series of videos that you may watch as many times as you wish!

To order and to see details of my online classes, click HERE!

Banner Suite Online Class

COST: $24.95

You will receive your login information to a password protected blog within 72 hours.