Friday, January 29, 2010

Sending Love Your Way!

Hello! It's been too long since I've written...I have a few things to share. First, how do you like my new Stampin' Up Van?! Okay, okay, no, Stampin' Up! is not manufacturing their own vans--Yet...Shelli? :) My super upline Naoko brought this Stampin' Up! Logo Decor Element back for me from Leadership. Thanks, Naoko! I love it! My DH helped me put it on...since it's hard to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig on the rear window! {smile}

If you see me driving around, give me a little toot! :)

These next projects are from my Sending Love Notes Class last night.  I have to give credit to Naoko and Sonya, Kimberly Van Diepen, Patti Lee, Becky Roberts, and I can't remember where I found the Basket and Blooms project...If you know...please let me know so I can give proper credit. Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity Ladies!

If you would like details, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I will contact you privately.  For other great project ideas, please visit Craft Project Central.

Thank you for stopping by!
Stampin' Smiles!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Haitian Disaster Relief

Stampin′ Up! demonstrators have a long history of making a difference in the lives of others--especially when disaster strikes and the need is greatest. So it was not surprising that so many demonstrators have contacted Stampin’ Up corporate office this past week asking what the plan is for helping to provide relief for those who continue to suffer from the effects of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12.

Here is the plan:

From now until February 28, 2010, $2 from every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set sold will be donated American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.

118571     I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount $18.95
                 (#118485 - Clear Mount Block D $8.50,  recommended)
117010     I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount  $26.95

This is a simple and straightforward plan; the more stamp sets sold, the greater the difference we make. Often it is the simplest plans that work best!

If you would like to help, please contact me via e-mail at or go to my website and order directly.  With every $50 order, receive free product from the Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog!  It's a win-win!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Tote-ally Tess!

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend--and even more if it happens to be a long weekend! :)  An extra day to spend doing what you love!

This is a card I made for a Leadership swap a few months ago...  Don't you just love Tess?!  It's was so funny because when were at Leadership on the bus going to Kanab, Shelli was asking everyone to give her suggestions on what kinds of stamp sets/products we wanted.  Some suggested a revamped "Stella Stamper".  For those of you who have been around a while, you know who I'm talking about, for you 'young uns', Stella Stamper was actually a little scary looking, but she had some great accessories!  A stamp, stamp pad, roller wheel, some cute phrases... 

Stella Stamper retired quite some time ago.  Anyway, Shelli was very good at acting like this was a great idea.  She asked in what style we would like this proposed stamper to be and what types of accessory stamps might be included.  Then voila!  Here comes Tote-ally Tess--modern, stylish and with all the necessities every stamper needs--laptop and My Digital Studio not included (yet).  I know Shelli is good, but to go from idea to stamp set in a couple of days, boy-oh-boy...that is definitely awesome!

This is the stamp set I chose at our Founder's Circle farewell dinner.  We were all able to chose any stamp set we wanted from the (at that time upcoming) mini catalog.  Sworn to secrecy and banned from taking photos--it was hard to contain our excitement!

So here she is...drum roll please...Tote-ally Tess! I know, not so exciting since by now you've probably already seen her in the Occasions Mini catalog... (And if you haven't, click on the link in by side bar, you'll find oodles of fun, new things!)

The how...
I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock with black Staz-On.  I stamped her blouse on Pumpkin Pie card stock, her tote on Pink Passion card stock, her pants on designer series paper from the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit and the accessories on scrap pieces of card stock...  Ok, now the crazy part... I cut out all the pieces and "pieced" them together... Thank goodness for our super paper snips that allow for very detailed cutting! Uh not something I'd like to do for a huge swap, but it was fun and I got some great swaps back!  Somehow I ended up not keeping one for myself and did not get my card back with the rest, so I have to thank Kristyne Brandt for posting this on her website!  Thanks Kristyne!

I had a fun time Friday night with some ladies in Pacific Stampers and today with some of the Rainbow Stampers--how can it not be anything short of fun when you're stamping?! :)  (Missed you ladies who weren't there...)

Got some great things to share...gotta take photos and upload them...stay tuned!

Thank you for visiting!  Happy Stampin'!

Monday, January 11, 2010

With All My Heart!

Hello!  I'm so tickled!  My first project has been posted at Craft Project Central - Project 3 for January...

There are four projects already available plus the bonus project (see previous post) that you receive as a 'Thank You' for referring a friend.  I love the new Stampin' Up Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die!  It is just perfect for making those special Valentine's Day projects:  cards, raks, goodie bags and scrapbook pages...!  What did we ever do before punches and the Big Shot!?

Full color instructions with photos for this Valentine Scallop Envelope Box with Note Cards and NINE other projects are available at Craft Project Central for just $10!  Each month we'll add new projects to keep everyone busy doing what we love! :)

If you would like to order supplies for this project, now is the perfect time!  With the Sale-A-Bration promotion going on, you can get a free Stamp Set, Scallop Trim Border Punch or Designer Series Paper Pad with every $50 order...and if you want more, host a stamping party.  Hostesses receive free products in addition to the hostess benefits you already earn for hosting a stamping party.  And if you want it all, now is the time to join my team!  During Sale-A-Bration, new recruits will get 15 percent off the price of the Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus, a FREE stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs!  What a wonderful opportunity!  You will also receive a 30% discount on your first order!  Please contact me and I'd be happy to help you fulfill your Stampin' Up! dreams!  Hee, hee...  I get a little carried away when it comes to "talking" about something I feel so passionately about!

Gotta run!  Thank you for visiting!

Craft Project Central – January Bonus Project!

On January 4th, I announced a new blog Craft Project Central where you can find some great ideas from some very talented ladies!  Craft Project Central is your one-stop-shop for project ideas and instructions.

Each month, we will publish instructions for 10 fabulous projects as well as a bonus project. To get access to the bonus project each month, all you have to do is refer a friend to Craft Project Central. When they sign up, they just need to let us know that you referred them, and you get access to the bonus project! With additional referrals you will be entered into monthly drawings for wonderful Stampin' Up! product prizes!!

Here is a picture of the January Bonus Project!

Isn't it the cutest?!  This little sewing kit was designed by Brenda--also known as the "Punch Queen" (Not Rock 'em Sock 'em "Punch" or Fruit "Punch" it's Paper "Punch" Queen--although she does some pretty neat Rock 'em Sock 'em punched designs!  (Love you, Brenda!)

Please visit us at Craft Project Central!  Thanks!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sunny Stampin’ Smiles Class and Event Schedule for January

Here is a list of upcoming classes and events, please click here to view my calendar for details:

  • Club Stampin’ Smile - Join this stamp club and create 3 cards including envelopes using new products and/or techniques
  • January Stamp-a-Stack Occasions/SAB - Stamp 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs using new products from the Occasions mini and SAB includes Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Accents and envelopes) *Monthly Stamp-a-Stacks will be the 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Sale-a-Bration (SAB) and Occasions Mini Catalogs Open House - Stop by anytime between 9 am and 12 noon and create 2 make & takes using products from the new mini catalog and SAB collection. See new samples, enter to win a door prize, enjoy refreshments and more!
  • Sending Love Notes Class - Make 4 irresistible valentine projects. Includes:
    • Sending Love Specialty DSP ($11.95 value)
    • Sending Love Epoxy Brads ($4.95 value)
    • Sending Love Notes-Hugs(5), Kisses(5)
    • Small Square Glassine Envelopes (5)
    • Rectangle Glassine Envelopes(5)
  • Simply Adorned Class - Create a one-of-a-kind special gift for someone with SU’s new nickel-plated locket style charms.  Includes:
    • Simply Adorned 1” x 1-1/4” Charm
    • Simply Adorned 24” stainless-steel chain
    • gift box
    • ribbon
    • 2 inserts
  • Pacific Stampers Stamp Camp
Class size is limited. Space is reserved on a first come, first served basis upon receipt of payment. Payment can be made via check or credit card. There are no refunds; a project packet will be sent or class registration may be transferred.

Refer and bring a friend (not on my mailing list) to class and receive $5 off your class fee (Stamp Camp not included in this offer).

Now is your chance to join Club Stampin’ Smile!

As a member of Club Stampin’ Smile, you will receive the following benefits:

  • A complimentary copy of the new 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog in July ($10 value)
  • Hostess Benefits--One free Hostess Level I stamp set and a minimum of $15 in free products--when it is your turn to be the” hostess”. Hostess benefits will be for a $150 workshop. Feel free to increase your benefits by adding additional paid orders.
  • Free admission to monthly Club Stampin’ Smile classes--Create three cards/projects using new products and/or techniques.
As a member of Club Stampin’ Smile, you agree to:
  • Make a 10 month commitment, January to October
  • Purchase a minimum of $15 in product (before shipping and handling and tax; non-local members pay $6.95 minimum shipping) for each of the 10 months
  • Place orders on time, by the 15th of each month
  • Purchase a Standard Order consisting of a package each of Whisper White and Very Vanilla card stock ($17.28 including shipping and handling and tax) whenever monthly order is not submitted on time.
A drawing on January 11th will determine Hostess month for each member.

Please e-mail me for the Club Stampin' Smile agreement form...Space is limited!  We'll have so much fun!

Please join us at our Open House!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Introducing Craft Project Central...

Happy 2010!  This is the surprise I promised you!  An awesome site for new ideas!  Please visit ...My friends and I have prepared a whole bunch of wonderful projects for you! :)

If you're like me, you're an avid crafter that is always looking for fun projects to make. Often times I'll see a picture of a project and wonder "How did they make that?!?!"

If you'd like a place to go for great project ideas with easy to follow directions, head on over to! Each month at Craft Project Central you'll have access to ten or more fun projects with full color, step-by-step instructions including dimensions and supplies list!

Here's a peak at one of the projects posted already this month!

Check it out and let Craft Project Central know that I referred you!! :)  Please contact me if I can help you in any way!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch.

Heart Treat Cups (#120435) and the coordinating Sweetheart stamp set (#120415) will be available for purchase on January 5, 2010.

While this is not a limited-time offer, we are not certain how long the initial inventory (earmarked for Valentine's Day) will remain in stock. It is possible that the Heart Treat Cups may be backordered for a short time prior to Valentine's Day.

The coordinating Sweet Treat Padded Envelopes (#116802) and the Full Heart punch (#113693) are available for purchase now.

Here's a cute card using the new Heart Treat Cups:


Sweetheart stamp set


Bashful Blue textured card stock

Old Olive textured card stock

Real Red textured card stock

Whisper White card stock


Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad


Heart Treat Cup

Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon

Full Heart punch

Scallop Edge punch


  1. Adhere strip of Bashful Blue textured card stock to center of card.
  2. Adhere to Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon to card.
  3. Stamp Be Mine in Old olive ink on square of Whisper White card stock.
  4. Punch out center of heart image with Full Heart punch. Insert Heart Treat Cup and fill.
  5. Peel off adhesive cover and adhere Heart Treat Cup to a second square of Whisper White card stock to seal the cup.
  6. Punch scallops from Real Red textured card stock with Scallop Edge punch. Adhere scallops to back of Whisper White square.
  7. Adhere Whisper White square to card.
I am happy to help you order any of the supplies needed to make this card or you favorite Valentine's Day treat!  Please let me know how I can help you!

Thanks for dropping in!  Happy Stampin'!