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Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Tablescape for DIY Home Decor

Stampin' Up! Thanksgiving Tablescape
DIY Centerpiece


Would you love to create a beautiful diy centerpiece for Thanksgiving? 

Here's an idea using these supplies from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog:

Here are a few of the details:

  1. The birchbark ribbon provides the base.  It's wrapped around the glass pillar and adhered so that it can be slipped on and off for change in seasonal decor.
  2. A layer of the Chocolate Chip paper ribbon is wrapped and adhered around the center of the birch bark ribbon.
  3. A long strip of the Burlap Ribbon is gathered by pulling one of the center threads. Each end is secured with a few stitches with needle and thread.  A Vintage Trinket pin attaches the two ends together in the back.
  4. Three of the Magnificent Maple Leaves are stamped in Early Espresso each on Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze card stock. Cut leaves by hand then sponge with Early Espresso around the edges.
  5. Apply VersaMark ink directly to the front of each leaf so that the entire surface of each leaf is convered with the ink.  Sprinkle on Clear Embossing Powder and heat emboss each leaf.  Gives a bit of shine and a polished, professional look.
  6. Adhere leaves to the gathered Burlap Ribbon with hot glue gun.
  7. Cut "thankful" thinlit with Big Shot from Crushed Curry.  Attach to leaves with a "stretched" Glue Dot.  Take a Glue Dot and stretch it to make it long and thin.
  8. Enjoy your beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece or present it as a gift!

Need supplies to get started?
There are three ways you can order:

  • Call me at 409-719-2853 with your order and payment information.

Create your own beautiful DIY home decor or gifts for Thanksgiving with supplies from Stampin' Up!

New! Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Festive Flurry Kit Video


So excited to see MORE Weekly Deals again this week from Stampin' Up!  Let's browse through these Sale Items and take a look at a fabulous new kit!







Also... A Brand New Kit!!
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
* 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
* Printed card stock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Card stock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
* Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

The Stampin' Up! video below shares some tips and ideas with this kit.

(Watch HERE on You Tube.)

Take advantage of these Stampin' Up! Weekly Specials through November 18,2013 and new Festive Flurry Kit available now in the Online Store.

Celebrating Veterans Day- Stampin' Up! MDS

Celebrating Veterans Day - Stampin' Up! MDS

Celebrating Veterans Day with this Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS) page honoring my Dad.

This page is to honor him and all veterans who have served to protect and defend our country and its freedoms.  I offer my sincere gratitude.

Several kits and embellishments were combined to create this layout.  Beginning with a 12 x 12 page in Downtown Grunge, the page was saved as an 8 x 8 layout with a few adjustments.  Love that feature of MDS!

Here is a listing of MDS supplies used for this layout...

    _Designer Kits/Downtown Grunge - embellishments/Downtown Grunge - note tag

    Bunch of Backgrounds/Bunch of Backgrounds - weathered, Color = SOFT SUEDE
    Epic Overlays/Epic Overlays -alphabet stamps for veterans day
    Moments Ago/Moments Ago - happy

    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Riding Hood Red Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Not Quite Navy Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA

Visit the Online Store to get MDS for only $19.95!  Available as a disc or download!
Or, try it FREE for 30 days HERE!

You can celebrate and preserve memories of Veterans Day or ANY day with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.



Stampin' Up! Christmas Cards -Quick and Easy Simply Sent Kits

Create your own Christmas Photo Cards in a snap with the Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent Kit from Stampin' Up!

Included in each kit are materials for 12 holiday photo cards: printed cards with die-cut photo notches, note card for handwritten or printed message, closure stickers. Finished card size: 5" x 7". Acid free, lignin free.

Or, how about this one...a card and a gift?

These cards go together quickly and easily with the Snowflake Season Simply Sent Kit. Materials for 10 postcard ornaments: heavy Kraft cardstock with removable glittered snowflake, printed Kraft envelopes, die-cut Kraft cardstock centers, extra-thick Real Red Baker’s Twine, Stampin’ Dimensionals. Postcard size: 4" x 5-1/4". Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-1/2". Ornament size: 3-3/4" diameter.

Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Kits for getting your Christmas cards done quickly and easily are availble in the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea-Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages


Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages

The Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry bundle (wood, clear) is really making its mark as a beautiful and versatile holiday set for the season.  Here it is paired with a sentiment from Christmas Messages (wood, clear)peeking through a Circle Framelit opening on the card front.



Stampin' Up! Christmas Card idea

Questions about this Stampin' Up! Christmas card? E-mail me here!

Get your supplies including Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages in the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Embossed Autumn Accents Card


Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Embossed Autumn Accents Card
The Stampin' Up! Autumn Accents Bigz Die 127812 (On Sale for $16.46 through November 11, 2013!!!) creates beautiful leaves for your paper crafting creations as seen on this card and video tutorial.  Try this embossing technique with your Encore Gold Metallic Pad for a gilded embellishment for your cards!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Embossed Autumn Accents Leaves

You can find the Autumn Accents Die on sale THIS WEEK  (Autumn Accents Bigz Die 127812 Price: Regular $21.95  SALE $16.46 through November 11, 2013) in the Online Store!

New! Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Let's get right to it...the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!!!

Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 125601

Price: $8.95 $6.71

Autumn Accents Bigz Die 127812

Price: $21.95 $16.46

Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon 132135

Price: $8.95 $6.71

Cupcake Punch 121807
Price: $16.95 $12.71

Day In The Life Kit - Digital Download 128876

Price: $14.95 $8.97

Dress Form Pop N Cuts 130100

Price: $21.95 $16.46

Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit 132792

Price: $4.95 $3.71

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels 129324

Price: $4.95 $3.71

And, 1/2 Price TODAY ONLY...
Be Brave Pocket Cards - Digital Download 134840

Price: $5.95 $2.98

If you'd like to take advantage of these Stampin' Up! super weekly deals, you can call me with your order or place your order in the Online Store Here!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Ideas -Stamp Club Guest Designers

Let's start the week off with some Stampin' Up! Christmas Card ideas!  One of my local stamp clubs create and swap cards each month and this month's theme is Christmas!

Let's take a look...


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card- Penny L.
Penny created a beautiful card in non-traditional Christmas colors using the retired Snow Swirled from Stampin' Up!  I've known Penny for many years through her giving countless hours of her time in the Parent Teacher Association and we worked together in our local school district.
School colors?  Purple and white!



Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea- Beverly

This precious card was created by Beverly using Happy Hour (wood, clear) from the Stampin' Up Annual Catalog.  The detail on this card is amazing!  Look at that tiny candy cane!  Each red stripe is glittered!


Beverly is relatively new to our Stamp Club but is by no means new to the paper crafting world. Previously, she owned a local scrapbooking store and is a scrapbooking queen! Beverly loves to travel and we look forward to hearing of those adventures each month.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea- Debbie


This landscape Christmas card is so elegant in black and white.  The red border really makes the image pop. This beautiful main image and sentiment from this retired set from Stampin' Up! is embossed.  Love it!

Debbie is a long time friend (from high school!) and a long time stamp club member.  She has a passion for stamping and paper crafting and loves sharing her creations with others.  Debbie is the coordinator of our stamp club swap.  We appreciate her!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea- Latricia

Latricia used the darling Santa image from Best of Christmas stamp set (134384).  I love it in the scallop punch as the focal point of her card.

About six years ago, Latricia called me after conducting  a search for a local demo through Stampin' Up!  As it turns out, her home is a few blocks away from mine! Latricia has been a member of stamp club ever since. She is full of fun with a vivacious her!

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Alicia

Alicia is another stamper who called after searching the internet for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Alicia's talent for watercolor and passion for mixed media is evident in her creation.  Love her use of Gorgeous Grunge (wood, clear). The texture and dimension on this card is amazing!

 Alicia is a former member of my downline and has a passion for crafting.  She is pure sweetness and loves sharing her ideas and techniques with us. She is a dear friend.

Hope you've enjoyed these Christmas card ideas from some of my club members... 

Now, here's a glimpse at a few candid shots I took at club yesterday afternoon.

Stampin' Up! Stamp Club -Rachel

Sweet Rachel...I met her at scrapbooking crop about 8 years ago.  Talented, helpful, and precious!  Rachel drives 45+ miles (each way) to Stamp Club each month and her mom, Sue, is also a member.


Here's our Beverly telling us about her adventure in Times Square on New Year's Eve!

Alicia sharing an inspiring personal story. 

Stamping AND relationships...that's the heart of Stampin' Up!

Whether you're local or across the country, I enjoy getting to know my fellow stampers through phone conversations and if you're there, on Facebook. Join me there or give me a call, or email me and let me know how I can help you.

And, please visit again for more Stampin' Up! card and project ideas!


Stampin' Up! Digital Download All Time Fave --Half Price...Hurry!

Stampin' Up! All Time Fave Digital Photobook Download-Half Price!

Oh my goodness!  I almost missed this fabulous Digital Download from Stampin' Up! at half price!

Download includes:
* 24-page photobook designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 134-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 13 Designer Series Papers
* 13 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A fabulous download that’s perfect for documenting all your favorite things and making lists to remember it all

Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

If you want to head on over to take advantage of this super value digital download...Follow me!  Offer ends tonight...November 3rd!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial: Rubber Stamp Options

This Stampin' Up! video tutorial is in response to a question from a customer regarding the difference between wood mount, clear mount, and photopolymer clear stamps.

Hopefully, this video will provide some information for new stampers or those new to Stampin' Up! Watch it below and let me know if you have questions.

Don't see the video here? Watch on You Tube.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial: Rubber Stamping 101

Surprise Gift to the First Three Who Place Stampin' Up! Order With Me Today!

Create Pretty Packages. More than just tags! Get your Tag It Bundles today!

Today, the first three people to place a Stampin' Up! order* with me will receive a  surprise gift in the mail from me!

To place your order:

Be the one of the first three to place a Stampin' Up! order* with me and receive a surprise in the mail! *Free Downloads orders do not meet eligibility for gift.

Stampin' Up! Best of Snow- New 25 Years Set

Stampin' Up! Best of 25 Years Stamp Set - Best of Snow


Celebrate snowy days (or dreams of snowy days!) with some of our favorite snow-themed stamp images from the past 25 years of Stampin' Up!

The five-piece Best of Snow Stamp Set (134387) brings together some beautiful fall images, along with a never-before-seen “Let It Snow” stamp that coordinates with the Bracket Label Punch (132153) from the Holiday Catalog!  These  images would be so much fun to use on your holiday and winter projects!

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

While we are 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, we're 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.

Download the Collector's Card Here

See all of the  Stampin' Up! Best of 25 Years Stamp sets and start your collection!