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Stampin' Up! Halloween Treat- I Ain't 'Fraid of No Ghost

Stampin-Up- Milk-Carton- Batty-for-You Here's an easy and fun carton for Halloween treats using the Milk Carton Die from Stampin' Up! Love those little ghost faces from Batty for You and the Frightful Sight Designer Paper, too!  Just fill with your favorite mini treat for your little guests and they'll love all the peek-a-boo ghosts.  Love using the Big Shot for cute 3-D projects such as this!

Need a Big Shot?? Order one HERE and I'll send you a cut sample of all my Bigz Dies for you to assemble to help you decide which ones you MUST have!!!

Stampin' Up! Out On A Limb Halloween Treat and Mini Video

Out-On-A-Limb-Nugget-Treat Nothing easier than using Stampin' Up! designer paper to dress up some delicious chocolate nuggets!  Here the Frightful Sight Designer Paper collection is teaming up with Out on a Limb (wood, clear)stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  Super quick, these are easy to put together assembly line style for treats to hand out to little trick or treaters.

Here's a little short video explaining the how-to...let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Mini Treat Bag Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Pines and Poinsettias

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And, now, a little holiday inspiration for today...


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Card Making 101- Another Card Stock Cutting Tip

In this video tutorial, I wanted to share another card stock cutting tip using Stampin' Up! 12 x 12 card stock. This is great for this time of year when you are planning cards for "mass production" aka holiday cards!  Let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101- 12 x 12 Cuts

Card Making 101 Tip- Over and Over and Over Again!

Nature's-Pace-Card-Idea Just had to share this Stampin' Up! Nature's Pace card idea and the fun tip I discovered while creating it! This post's title gives a hint, but you'll have to watch the video to learn more!

The two In Colors, Island Indigo and Pool Party, make a beautiful color combo on this card, don't you agree?  The designer paper is from the Spice Cake Collection in the Holiday pretty!  The backdrop for the stamped image was created with the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder with torn edges and a little sponging of Early Espresso Classic Ink.

The complete supply list is below the video...and now, on with the show!

Card Making 101 Tip

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Nature's Pace wood, clear

Island Indigo
Pool Party
Very Vanilla
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

Island Indigo Marker Set of 5 In Color Markers
Always Artichoke Marker
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Filigree Brads
Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folder
Big Shot
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon
Sticky Strip


Card Making 101, Stampin' Up! Tutorial - Cutting Tip

It's Saturday morning, a touch of fall is in the air, and time for another Stampin' Up! Card Making 101 Tutorial.  I've been busy in my stamp room preparing for four Stampin' Up! events in the next week but I wanted to get this video done first thing this morning...and, you'll notice, this was recorded BEFORE my first cup of coffee...ZZZZZZ!  If it sounds like I hadn't been awake long, well...:)... the tip is a good one so it's worth the watch especially with the holidays sneaking up!

Enjoy, let me know if you have questions, and be sure to read on past the video for another tip!  Have a great day!


Stampin' Up! Tutorial, Card Making 101- Cutting Card Stock for 3 x 3 Cards


Use this video tip to create a ton of cards in a jiffy using one of the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin' Kits!  Check out this one in the Holiday Mini...

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit

or, for any occassion,this one, in the Idea Book and Catalog...

Country Club Simply Scrappin' Kit

Self adhesive embellishments make cards go together in a jiffy!  Check these out and a few more in the Online Store!

Reminder...Early Bird Special on the following class through September 29th, 2011...

Out On A Limb Halloween Banner Online Tutorial Class

(Supplies not included.)
Early Bird Price...$4.95

Stampin' Up! Halloween Banner

Would you like to create a fun banner to add to your Halloween decor?  In this video, I'll share one that I made with the Out On A Limb set and other Stampin' Up! products.

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Use the process and techniques in this online tutorial class to create banners of your own design!
Don't delay...take advantage of the Early Bird price today!


Halloween Banner Video Tutorial Class

(Supplies not included.)
Early Bird Price...$4.95 

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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Celebrates American Business Women's Day

American Business Women's Day

Stampin-up-demonstratorMe, in action...definitely a candid shot!

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am thrilled to be able to celebrate American Business Women's Day with you, my blog readers and customers.

Five years ago next month, I was introduced to Stampin' Up! and with it came the opportunity to grow, learn, and share the love of a craft with many...women, men, and children! This experience has been a wonderful journey.

It is a wonderful feeling to be able to share my thoughts and creations with you each day in hope that you will gain knowledge and insight about this craft with what I offer.  Thank you for your support and I look forward to many more days of sharing ahead!

And, now, a little background on this day from Wikipedia...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American Business Women's Day is an American holiday, nationally recognized on September 22.

September 22 marks the 1949 founding date of the American Business Women's Association, the mission of which is "to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership; education, networking support and national recognition"[1].

This holiday was recognized in 1983 and 1986 by Congressional resolution and a proclamation issued by President Ronald Reagan[2]. It commemorates the important legacy and contributions of the more than 68 million American working women[3] and 7.7 million women business owners.

Moreover, it provides an opportunity for ABWA chapters and individual businesswomen to celebrate their accomplishments within the American and global marketplace.

I encourage you to join the thousands who have found a wonderful company in which  to be a part. 

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, E-mail me.

I'll be happy to contact you and send you a packet of information.

And, now to share a sneak peak of tomorrow's project...:)!


See you then!

Day of Gratitude - Sweet Stampin' Up! Card Idea


Who knew that a Stampin' Up! In Color Pool Party base would turn a basically fall themed product card into a soft and sweet birthday card?  I was thrilled with how this turned out!

Using my Stampin' Write Markers, I colored the medallion and used two of the scalloped half circles from the Petal Cone Bigz Die as a backing in Pear Pizazz.  The designer paper is from the Holiday Mini, Spice Cake.  Love these colors together!  Ladies and gents...this paper is a must-have for your fall projects!

Here's the supply list for this sweet card. Let me know if I can help you!  You can order any of these Stampin' Up! products in the super duper Online Store.  Click on the product links and it will take you there in a flash!


Day of Gratitude wood, clear
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Pool Party
Very Vanilla
Pear Pizzazz
Spice Cake DSP

Pear Pizzazz
Pool Party
More Mustard

Antique Brads
Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
Big Shot
Petal Cone Bigz Die
Word Window Punch
Modern Label Punch


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If you don't have a Holiday Mini Catalog and would like one, E-mail me with your NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, and PHONE NUMBER and I'll send you'll love it!

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- A Special Thank You

Rose-thank-youDo you know that wonderful feeling when you open your mail and amidst the bills, circulars, and magazines you find a enveloped hand-addressed to you?  I had that wonderful feeling today when I opened an envelope to find this precious Stampin' Up! hand-stamped card sent to me from one of my mailing lists subscribers, Rose from California!

Rose created this 3 x 3 finished card using some supplies that I believe were from Sale-A-Bration a couple of years ago (DSP, stamp set, and ribbon) along with the Eyelet Border Punch and the 5-Petal Flower Punch on a base of Bashful Blue Textured Card Stock. A little gold brad added the finishing touch!

Thanks, Rose, for brightening my day!
Try this Stampin' Up! card idea with supplies you have on hand.  Put it in the mail and make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! Fun for Kids- Easy Halloween Treat Wrapper

Here's a fun, Stampin' Up! paper craft for kids that's great for Halloween treats! In the video, I share the step by step how-to with some tips.


Whisper White- 100730
Very Vanilla- 101650
Basic Black- 121045
Jewelry Tag Punch- 117190
Tiny Tags wood-118091, clear-118592

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Halloween Treat Wrappers

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Ideas-Quick and Easy, Gently Falling


Here's a quick and easy Stampin' Up! masculine card created with a neutral card base, some simple Two Step Stampin', and a few embellishments. 
Watch the video to get the details on this clean and simple card.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Idea- Quick and Easy, Gently Falling