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My stamping business is still in a holding pattern due to responsibilities with the camp job
But I'm always here if you have a question about stamping or Stampin'UP!

Stoughton, Wisconsin
email or 608-220-3450

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Celebrating World Card Making Day

How do you celebrate World Card Making Day?
  • Stamp with a friend?
  • Send out lots of cards?
  • Spend the day stamping for fun?

Stampin'UP! is celebrating by having a week-long sale!

  •  Time to stock up on: paper, adhesives, envelopes, embellishments . . .
  •  Check out the Clearance Rack
  •  Get something from your Wish List
  •  Splurge!

Contact me with any questions - I'm here to help.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Snowflake Card with Brusho and Shimmer Paint

I am so excited to be getting back into stamping.  With the camp job nearly done I'm finding I finally have some time to get crafty! Here is one of my first efforts.

Showflake card made with Brusho Paint, Shimmer Paint and Stampin Up Shimmery Cardstock

This was made as a trade card for a recent demo event, which means I mass produced almost 2 dozen of them.  One essential tool was my Stamparatus - which is a stamp alignment tool that is lightyears above the Stamp-a-ma-jig. The Stamparatus made it easy and quick to turn out 2 dozen cards with perfectly aligned sentiments.

For the background strip I used Brusho paint and Shimmer Paint on Shimmer Cardstock.  The result has a beautiful sheen and sparkle.

Showflake card made with Brusho Paint, Shimmer Paint and Stampin Up Shimmery Cardstock

Here is a quick video showing how easy it is to make the background.

Thanks for stopping by.

Product List 
These links are live at the time of posting. Depending on when you read this the product may be retired.

Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Shimmery White
 8-1/2" X 11" 
Timeless Tidings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Timeless Tidings
 Clear-Mount Set
Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder
Silver Stampin' 
Emboss Powder
Heat Tool

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Cascade Letter Projects

I'm so excited that StampinUP has a new set of Layering Letters Edgelit Dies
These dies allow you to make cascade projects like this card.

You can also use the dies to make cut-outs of individual letters.

Or to make fancy inlay projects like this card

Check out this short (6.5 minute) video
which shows how it is to use these dies

Friday, June 1, 2018

The New Annual Catalog is Live Today

The new catalog goes live today and it totally re-affirms my choice to be part of this company.

  • As always, the images in the new stamp sets are wonderful. 
  • There are some amazing tools including StampinUp's new new stamp positioning tool: the Stamparatus.
  • The new colors are totally on-trend.  
You can view the on-line catalog here: check out all the new product

Or contact me to get a paper copy.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Catalog Transitions and Product Availability

Its that time of year again. The current catalog will be expiring the end of May and the new catalog will go live in June.

What that means for you as a customer:
  1. Stamp Sets: check the retiring list.
    Once its retired its no longer available
  2. Consumables: they're only available "while supplies last"
    so order early and buy as much as you think you'll use.
  3. pricing:  Some prices will be going up, most notably on paper products. You can save a few dollars by buying in May before the new catalog goes live.
  4. Major Color Re-Vamp: Pay careful attention to the retiring list because some current colors are retiring, not just the In-Colors.
  5. New Ink Pad Design: Don't worry when you see ALL the stamp pads retiring. StampinUp has a new Ink Pad design that you're going to LOVE!!! It will be easier to open - yay!
  6. Bundles Retire after the first year, but the product might not. Read the retiring list carefully. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sympathy Card using the Rose from Birthday Blooms

I needed to send a sympathy card today and wanted to include a poem that references a rose. The large rose from Birthday Blooms was perfect.

Here's a Tip
In this close up you can see the sparkle in the center of the flower. 

Did you know you can use a clear, Wink of Stella pen just like an Aquapainter or paintbrush.
  • Place a drop of re-inker on a non-porous  surface and water down to suit your color choice.
  • Dip just the tip of the Clear Wink of Stella pen into the color and now you can paint sparkle in any color you want.
  • Clean the same way you clean an Aquapainter, by brushing across scrap paper until the color is gone.

Product List 
These links are live at the time of posting. Depending on when you read this the product may be retired.