Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking Day Online Event

Dates: November 4-7, 2011

Details: Celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day with Stampin' Up! for a four-day online event designed to introduce more of our demonstrators and customers to our digital content. Digital Scrapbooking Day is November 5, but Stampin' Up! will keep the celebration going from November 4-7! The event will include free downloads, blog posts (on with exciting project ideas all weekend long, and the announcement of the 2011 My Digital Studio Contest winners.

Get the FREE Downloads:

You can access the free downloads from November 4-7, after completing a quick survey.

Brand-new, never seen before FREE downloads include:

•So Typefelt Stamp Brush Set

•Neutral Delightful Digital Tape

•Home for the Holidays Ensemble

•Delight in the Day Photobook Template

Mark your calendars!  You don't want to miss this!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

More Swap Shares

I hope you aren't getting tired of my swap shares!  This will be the last one for a little while.  I participate in many demo swaps over at Splitcoaststampers and one of my favorite swap hostesses is Deb_t.  She is always pleasant and punctual and has high standards for her swappers!  Each year she typically hosts a CASE the Catalog swap where you pick a card from the catalog and recreate it for the swap.  There are usually three categories - 3x3, full-sized A2 and 3D.  I chose to do one of each.  As I don't have all of my supplies with me, I had to tweak things a little, but I like how each of my cards turned out.  I didn't get a chance to photograph the 3D items before they went in the mail, but I made the little treat boxes found on Page 59 of the Idea Book and Catalog.

Here are my 3x3 and A2 cards:

 3x3 - Page 59 IB&C

A2 - Page 66 IB&C

Sorry about the glare.  I already had them in clear envelopes before I remembered to photograph them. 

Have a great day, and as always, happy stamping!

Monday, October 17, 2011

UStamp Group Swap

Yesterday I shared my Friend to Friend Swap for UStamp with you.  Today, I'm going to share my Group Swap.  This is a very clean and simple card.  It is extremely easy to reproduce!  In fact, it took me less than half an hour to make all six of my cards! 

I was running short on time and really needed a quick and simple card, so I headed over to Splitcoaststampers and took a look around.  When I saw this card, I knew it was the one!  So with a few minor changes, here's what I came up with.

Super easy and super cute!  Hope you enjoy! 

Have a great day, and as always, happy stamping!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friend to Friend/Mojo 210

If you have spent any time visiting my blog in the past, then you probably know how much I LOVE to swap!  One of the many fun things to do at UStamp with Dawn and Friends is participate in swaps.  There are usually two per UStamp session.  There is a Group Swap and a Friend to Friend Swap.  For the Group Swap, you create six of the same card to be swapped out with six other stampers.  For the Friend to Friend Swap, you create a card and a small 3D item to swap with the stamper our Swap Skipper pairs you up with.  I'm hoping my swap partner has received her swap already, because I'm going to share it with you here! 

The card was inspired by the Mojo 210 sketch over at Mojo Monday.  If I'm ever in a pinch I go to my store of Mojo Monday sketches for inspiration.

I'm pretty happy with how the card turned out.  Especially with my limited supplies on hand.  I am finding it very difficult to do so many things! 
I also made a cute little covered notepad to go along with the card. 

I really hope my new friend likes her gifts! 

Have a great day everyone and as always, happy stamping!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Just Love Stampin' Up!!!

I can't say enough about how much I love Stampin' Up!  Their products are fantastic, they stay on trend and best of all, they LOVE their demonstrators and treat us great. 

Before convention this year, Stampin' Up! had a promotion that every demonstrator who recruited during a certain month, whether just one new recruit or many, received something special at our annual convention.  I was not able to go.  In fact, I've never been able to go since we were overseas from the time I became a demonstrator until this past August.  HOWEVER, Stampin' Up! felt the need to recognize ALL of us demonstrators who recruited and not just those fortunate enough to attend convention. 

A few weeks ago, I got a Stampin' Up! package delivered from the UPS guy (YES!  Now that I'm back in the states, I get visits from Mr. Brown!).  I was very curious as I had not placed an order.  I was, however, waiting for something that was ordered for my by another demonstrator, so I really didn't think anything of it.  Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found a Workshop in a Bag from Stampin' Up!  This was what everyone who recruited received at convention. 

I was so excited!  There are three packages of make and takes, a package of Basic Jewel Rhinestones, a package of Baker's Twine, a very cool ribbon key chain and I think some Stampin' Dimensionals (those got away from me before I took the photo).  I opened the make and takes right away and was all ready to start on them (I actually have the stamp set used) until I realized that I needed some of the punches that are sitting in a warehouse somewhere here in San Antonio until we move into our house in January!  Boo! 

Anyway, if you need another reason to join the Stampin' Up! family, here's one for you!  Don't forget, if you sign up during October, you will receive A FREE BIG SHOT or $100 FREE PRODUCT!!!  Want to know more?  Just contact me and I'll be happy to share!

Happy stamping!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Flirtatious Notebook for UStamp

I created this super cute covered notebook with Flirtatious Specialty Paper for UStamp with Dawn and  Friends Paper Parade 2011 as well as a Post-It note holder and a coordinating card and envelope.  You can get step by step instructions for this and 40 other projects by signing up at

Happy stamping and have a great day!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cute and Simple Card Set for UStamp Paper Parade

My first project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade Early Fall 2011 has posted!  This cute little set was so much fun to make.  Super quick and easy!  If you would like a step-by-step PDF tutorial, please head over to UStamp with Dawn and Friends (see the blinkie on my sidebar) and sign up!  You'll get over 40 fabulous projects and there's still plenty of time to get in on the live chats and prizes!  Enjoy!


Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it's easy to create cards for any occasion.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:

Page Item    Description                            Price

192 122375 Simply Sent Great Day             $12.95

193 122377 Simply Sent Everyday Elegance $11.95

193 122376 Simply Sent Sweet Moments     $13.95

And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:

Page Item   Description                                                   Price

192 123682 It's Your Day                                                 $8.95

192 124685 Es tu día (Spanish It's Your Day)                      $8.95

192 124800 C'est ta fête (French It's Your Day)                   $8.95

193 123685 Everyday Wishes                                            $8.95

193 123684 You're Cherished                                            $8.95

193 124865 Chérissons les anges (French You're Cherished) $8.95

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You've Got Mail!

Not really, but I thought the title was catchy.  My parents are on an extended holiday until the end of the year so we are staying in their home and watching their adorable Yorkies while our house is being built.  It's a win/win situation all around!  One of the things that happens when you're away for a period of time is your mail begins to pile up.  I really needed a way to keep all of their mail together so they can sort through it when they get home; and I wanted it to be super cute and not just an eyesore!  I purchased a photo box at a local big box store and decorated it up nicely.  It was just too plain, otherwise!

I'm really happy with how this box turned out!  I think my mom will be pleasantly surprised to find all her mail compiled in this darling box.  My dad will probably just say it's nice to be nice.  Since I got the cutting dimensions from a paid site, I cannot share them, but I will provide you with the info on the product I used!


Early Espresso Classic Ink (119670)
Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (100730)
Not Quite Navy 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock (101722)
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (122367)
My Digital Studio (118108)
Noteworthy Digital Content CD (Alphabet used) ($16 Hostess - 124231)
Stamping Sponges (101610)
SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Paper Cutter (104152)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get a Free Big Shot in October!!!


Promotion Details:  The Big Shot is a BIG deal! And during October, you'll get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 in free Stampin' Up! products) when you join the Stampin' Up! family! Start your Stampin' Up! year strong, while sharing the fun and creativity of Stampin' Up! products with your friends, family, and neighbors.
Dates: October 1-31, 2011

  • Anyone that joins during the promotion period will receive a Sizzix Big Shot Machine OR $100 in Stampin' Up! products of your choice from any of our current catalogs.
  • Those who join online will be given access to the Promotional Product Bonus one hour after they complete their online IDA (they will be provided a link to OEX for this redemption via e-mail).
  • In this order type, they will either enter the item number for the Big Shot (item 113439) or the item numbers for up to $100 in Stampin' Up! products.  
  • Products can be chosen from any current catalog and shipping is free!
  • New Recruits should ensure that their free total comes as close as possible to $100 without going over since the Promotional Product Bonus order type will not allow items beyond $100 to be added to the order.
  • Those who mail in their Independent Demonstrator Agreements can simply list the items they want for free on their accompanying order form.
  • New recruits will have until November 30, 2011, to redeem their product bonus.
Starter Kit
  • New recruits may purchase the standard or Digital+ Starter Kit, and may add the Stampin' Memories, Definitely Decorative, or My Digital Studio Software Add-On for the regular add-on price.
  • New recruits may substitute a Textured Impressions Embossing Folder ($7.95 or less; see pages 218-219) for the Always Bird Décor Elements (p. 233) that comes standard in the Starter Kit.
  • Starter Kit order form deadlines:
         Mail: Monday, October 31, 2011 (received in office)
         Online: Monday, October 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT)

Join my team & become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator in the month of October and get a Free Big Shot Die Cut Machine.

Click here if you'd like to join now.

If you'd like to chat about becoming a demonstrator please let me know and I'd be happy to contact you.

You don't want to miss this is a AMAZING opportunity!  Sign up today!