Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I took a month off from blogging for the holidays. I hope yours was full of fun, family and good memories.
Here are some holiday inspirations from my camera.
Soon to come: new Occassions mini items and Sale-a-bration! Start booking your free workshop for Sale-a-bration benefits. Starts Jan. 25th.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Newest Addiction

Leslie found these in western PA for me and I am now on the search for them in NJ. I love pickles/vinegar, so I am hooked on these chips. If you find them in your NJ store, please let me know!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Digital Studio Printing Prices Slashed!

Creativity goes digital with My Digital Studio! Use the same great artwork, colors, and accessory images found in our current product lines to create personalized cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and other projects. Once you've created your personalized gift or heirloom, print your creation at home or have it printed in our high-quality print facility and delivered to your door. Plus, our professional print prices are now lower than ever! Get discounts from as much as 15% to 60% on select printed products. See the price sheet for more information.

Holiday Bundles

Click on the mage to learn more!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Join Stampin' Up and get this Craft Tote Free!

Dates: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last

New recruits who join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $39.95) with the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description

  • 100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
  • Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
  • Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
  • Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
  • Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
  • Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
  • Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads

Whether you'd like to earn money to pay for your stamping supplies, create a full or part-time career, or simply get a discount on your stamping supplies, Stampin' Up! will help you do it. And if that isn't enough, we've listed 10 reasons for you to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

  1. Get ideas for handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and home decor projects.
  2. Learn new, artistic stamping techniques on a monthly basis.
  3. Gain first access to popular product lines and exclusive, award-winning designs.
  4. Get a 20 percent discount on Stampin' Up! products.
  5. Be your own boss, and establish a flexible business that meets your goals.
  6. Spend more time with family when you work from home with a schedule that fits you and your family.
  7. Be eligible to attend Stampin' Up!'s fabulous conferences and events.
  8. Earn free exotic trips and other recognition (like free rubber stamps, cash awards, and other valuable prizes).
  9. Meet new friends and enrich lives while sharing what you love.
  10. Receive support and training from Stampin' Up!

How to Join Stampin' Up!

If you're wondering what comes in our Starter Kits, look to the right. Both the standard Starter Kit and the Digital+ Starter Kit provide a wide assortment of products to help you as you begin your Stampin' Up! business. For $175 you'll receive product and business supplies valued at over $310--just look at all that is included!

If you'd like to add scrapbooking or home d├ęcor to your business, we also offer two optional add-ons: the Stampin' Memories add-on and the Definitely Decorative add-on. For just $50 and $40, respectively, these add-ons give you a great sampling of products you can use to showcase Stampin' Up!'s Stampin' Memories and Definitely Decorative lines.

Contact me to ask questions and see the products! I will be happy to tell you all about being a demonstrator and how to get started!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Digital Studio Video

Learn how to maneuver and alter photos in My Digital Studio to make gorgeous scrapbooks, cards and calendars!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hubby's Birthday Card

Yesterday was Bill's Birthday, so I made him a one- of- a- kind card designed for his tastes. The stamp is a Stampin' Up single stamp from the front of the catalog.

Bill is an avid golfer (and pretty good at it too). He loves greens and turquoise, so I used Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I hope you are inspired to create a masculine card.
BTW- his favorite cake is Angel Food Cake with orange icing, so I had to make him one even though it's only us two eating it! There is plenty of extra, so come on over and have a scoop of chocolate ice cream with it!

Bill relaxed by the pool with a book, drink and cigar after golf. At night, we headed out to Spigola's to hear Meg Hanson and her band play. After an exciting Friday driving a hot Corvette all day (I rented him one for LAST YEAR'S birthday) and a day in the sun, I think he had a pretty nice birthday weekend!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tropical Flip Out Scrapbook

Last Monday I held a Tropical Flip Out Scrapbook Class for 6 wonderful ladies! We had a blast making these cute and easy mini scrapbooks. They received the dimensions and photo directions so they can recreate the books using different colors and stamp sets.

This pattern would make great brag books, baby shower gifts, birthday books, and Christmas Memory Albums. My brain is swirling with all different varieties! I'm sure you will see more of these as we get closer to Christmas!

I have a few left, so if you would like to purchase the completed project, contact me and I can reserve one for you. $18 plus any postage that may be involved.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mother's birthday! We are celebrating together at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in PA. I can't think of a better way to spend a birthday, can you? We will be taking her out for a fun dinner and spending the evening cropping. I plan to treat her like a queen! She's the best mom!!

Here's a simple birthday card you can make at my upcoming Flight of the Butterfly 3 Way Class. I cased this one from Ilina Crouse. She is so talented.

It's on August 10th at 7 PM and is $15. You can get a 20% discount on the stamp set if you order it from me from now until August 1st. I will mount it for you and have it ready for you to take home at the class. We will be making 9 cards (3 of 3 designs) and you will also get 3 more layouts to inspire you. Sign up now as space is limited.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Because I Care

Here is a wonderful new hostess stamp set called "Because I Care". I made a 5 minute card using some parts of the stamp set. I left off the greeting because I wasn't sure if I was going to use it as a thank you, birthday or get well card. I like to keep my greetings off the cards until I'm sure what I want to send out! You can't tell from the photo, but I put some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the flower. It really sparkles pretty in person.

The colors are Perfect Plum, Pretty in Pink and Pear Pizazz. I was in a "P" mood I guess. The embossed background is a new embossing folder called Wallpaper. Only from Stampin' Up!

Contact me to find out how you can get this stamp set FREE!!!! it's so easy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July Workshop Cards

This is the Black Magic Technique. We had so much fun creating one-of-a-kind cards. We used the Water Color Trio Stamp set, basic black card stock, white craft ink, colored pencils/watercolor pencils and Stampin' Up's awesome white gel pen.
The card on the left also uses French Script background stamp.
Add the embossing folder Dots for the background of the card and it really pops.
If you would like to make these cards and learn the black magic technique, please contact me and I would be happy to set up a day or night when we could get together and stamp.

The second technique we learned was kissing. Well, we are all good kissers by now, but when it comes to stamping, this technique gets left out all too often. Like with the butterflies from the technique book we made, we pressed two stamps together to exchange ink, take off ink or transfer ink onto a solid stamp surface. The ice cream scoops show the three different kissing techniques: plain kissing, two- time kissing and kissing off! This was so much fun to do and so easy! Change up the background oval and ribbon to Bashful Blue and you have a great card for a boy. This card was cased from Lori Rider.
Contact me anytime to set up your own class- private or a small group of friends. I do parties too! You provide the food and beverages and I will provide the fun. Stampin' Up parties make great Girls Nights Out, Craft Nights and birthday celebrations. Prices range from free to $5, $10 and $15 per person depending on how many projects and what types you want to do.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July Technique Book and Club Projects

July's workshops included making a Technique Notebook to hold our directions and samples of new stamping techniques we will be featuring over the next 7 months.

This notebook was created by CraftyPerson Productions They provide great resources for us demonstrators so we do not have to re-invent the wheel. I made up the Black Magic technique card because I always wanted to try it and now I am hooked. What a stunning but easy technique to use on dark card stock.
My next post will feature the cards we made for the Kissing Technique and the Black Magic Technique. Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Erin and Brian's 2nd Wedding Anniversay Card

Congratulations on their 2nd Wedding Anniversary! Here's a quick but elegant card for any wedding or anniversary...
We also wrote:
"Our Greatest wish for the two of you is that through the years your love for each other will so deepen and grow, that years from now you will look back on your wedding day, as the day you loved each other the least."

Best wishes!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baptism Cards for the Baker Twins

I am honored to be a part of Audrey Elizabeth's and Charles Edward's Christian Family. We had their baptism this morning at Saint Mark's and it was so beautiful. The babies were dressed adorably in white outfits and they didn't cry at all when they received the water blessing and traveled through the congregation being welcomed. We sang "Miracle of God" and I got to play the flute part for them.

I'm on my way to their party so while I wait for the baked ziti to finish cooking, I thought i would share their baptism cards with you.
Whisper White card stock, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink cs and ink
New Wallpaper embossing folder, Special Blessings stamp set, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Upcoming Classes

  • July 10 (Sat.) Christmas Cards(Christmas in July): Make 9 cards (3 of 3 designs) perfect for making mass quantities for Christmas giving. Instructions included. $15 for supplies and includes cropping donation so you can stay and crop all day at Saint Mark's Church. 1- 3 PM

  • July 15 (Thur.) Christmas Cards: same as above but at Sharon's house 7-9 PM

  • July 21 (Wed.) Technique Club/Class: Make a technique booklet, Black Magic card, and Kissing card . $15 or free with a $25 order. 7 PM @ Sharon's

  • July 26 (Mon.) Flip Flop Scrapbook Class: Make an adorable summer folding album perfect for your vacation or warm weather photos. Instructions included $15. Choose your time: 10 AM or 7 PM at Sharon's

  • August 18 (Wed.) Technique Club/Class: Add to your technique booklet or start one! 3 more projects featuring 2 more techniques! 7 PM $15 or free with $25 order. Join the 6 month club and get hostess rewards too!

  • August 21 (Sat.) Christmas Cards: Make 3 different designs (6 cards) featuring one stamp set (Winter Post #111780 $26.95)! $15 Pre-order the stamp set by Aug. 10 and get the class for free! More details to follow. 1 PM- 3 PM

  • August 23 (Mon.) Christmas Cards II: Same as above class 7 PM

RSVP required 5 days before the event. Space is limited.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

June Thank You Notes

My June thank you notes feature Greenhouse Gala DSP and Perfect Punches Stamp set #120516 (c). The colors can be used for summer or fall. It's so cheerful! The paper has a coordinating stamp set, Friends Never Fade #120618 (c).

You will receive a thank you for your June order and tokens of the 1 3/4" square punch in some new colors that match this DSP. The 1 3/4" punch is the perfect punch for matting a 1 1/4" square.

These are quick and easy thank yous for any occasion. The Perfect Punches stamp set makes it so simple to stamp and punch out a variety of greetings.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Flip Out Summer Scrapbook

Join me on Monday, July 26 at 10 AM or 7 PM to make this fun Flip Out Scrapbook for only $15. It finishes to be 6" X 6" and has 7 different pages that can hold photos up to 4"x4". Sign up now to reserve your spot and materials! We will be embellishing ours with tropical flowers, coconuts and palm trees!

Meander Book

These are Meander Books. You make them from one 12x12 sheet of paper. You can make pockets for hidden photos or journaling, or you can keep it simple and have solid pages. They are 3x3 when completed. A great tutorial is on

Saturday, June 26, 2010

June Club Projects

We made 3 projects and learned two techniques this month... Smooch Spritz and a Meander Book. The books came out real cute and are so easy to make! I still have to take pics of the meander book, so stay tuned for that!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Join a Technique Club

I hold technique clubs once a month on the third Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Some spaces are available for Wednesday starting in August. You are welcome to join us any month, but if you want to earn free hostess benefits within a 6 month period, then you may want to join the "club". You will get all the classes for free with your $25 a month catalog purchase.
We make a technique booklet, 2 technique instruction cards and at least 2 projects each month. And we have FUN!!!! Contact me if you'd like to join.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June News

Photos from my Cozy Crop Weekend and my favorite scrapbook page of my oldest 26 years old! The first photo is a group shot of us at the Sturgis Pretzel Co. in Litiz, PA. Then my mom's and my bedroom at the Cozy Crop House.

The scrapbook page uses:
Real Red, Brilliant Blue, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock by Stampin' Up!

I used the Cricut machine and Sesame Street and Friends cartridge to make cookie monster and Big Bird. I highly recomment the Cozy Crop House for a getaway weekend!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I Love the Cozy Crop House!

I'm in Amish Country (Lancaster, PA) enjoy a Heaven sent scrapbooking weekend. 12 of us girls are staying at the Cozy Crop House in Litiz, PA and have a blast! I had the best massage ever today, delicious meals (awesome desserts too), comfortable bedrooms, loads of cropping space, fun classes and contests with cool prizes! Who could as for more?

I even won a "man card" contest tonight! See my trophy?? He is a hunk, I must say. I have a great model to inspire me!

More photos later!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance List is Up!

Check out my Stampin' Up! website for the lists of retiring stamp sets and accessories.

Get them before they run out!

Mini Starter Kit Promotion

Promotion Dates: June 1-30, 2010

Promotion Details:
Potential recruits can join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for just $99 when they purchase a special Mini Starter Kit.

Mini Starter Kit
All items below are recommended, but a new recruit can substitute a like item of equal or lesser value.

Item Description Price

Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)


I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount


Clear-Mount Block C


Homemade single stamp*


Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")


Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")*


Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad


Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad*


Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad


Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad


Basic Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon*


Color Coach*


SNAIL Adhesive


Retail value of products in kit


*Sneak peek items!

The Mini Starter Kit also includes the same business supplies that are in the standard Starter Kit; no alternative selections can be made for business items. Contents are listed below:

  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
  • Summer Mini Catalog (8)
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Hostess Brochure (20)
  • Hostess Benefits Form (10)
  • Customer Order Form (50)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dream Night with Dawn and Shelli

I was grateful and honored to be able to attend a demonstrator's event in Short Hills, NJ this month where I got to meet Shelli Gardner, founder and CEO of Stampin' Up! We made 7 projects, chatted about the changes coming to the new catalog and indulged in a chocolate fountain and luscious desserts. It was a very fun and motivating event. I encourage all demonstrators to try to make it out to your group events, regionals and conventions whenever you can. They motivate you, revive your passion and spark your creativity. Thank you Dawn Raspas for hosting this extraordinary event.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2010 Summer Mini Spotlight

Summer Mini Video

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New Mini Begins Today!

Did you get your copy of the Summer Mini? If not, contact me! There are so many great, new items available throughout the summer. I will be making a few items with the new products and posting them here- so check back each week. You can also view the mini online at my website:

May classes will be featuring some new stamp sets and wheels, so be sure to sign up for them! I have openings on Wednesday, May 19th at 7 PM. You must sign up with me at least 4 days in advance due to the prep time and supplies needed to make the projects.
Last month we celebrated Kathy and my birthdays at our Friday night club. I had a big one this year, so the wonderful ladies surprised me with a red and purple hat, cards, gifts and a birthday cake! They all came dressed in red and with their red hats too. I am blessed to have such wonderful stamping friends. I would not have ever met some of them if it wasn't for Stampin' Up! Thanks everyone, for making my 50th birthday so special!