Friday, January 22, 2010

Stampin' Up! now offers Clear Mount Stamps!!!

Starting with stamps in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and the 2010 Sale-A-Bration Brochure, Stampin' Up! now offers our exclusive stamp art in both traditional wood-mount, and the new clear-mount option. Our new clear-mount rubber stamps are the result of extensive research with the intent to maintain the very best image quality in the stamping industry, while at the same time offering the ease-of-use and storability inherent in respositional stamps. Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Features Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle. Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel. Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin' Scrub and Stampin' Mist. Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not. Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning. Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Punch Design!

Starting with the new 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog and continuing with all new punch designs going forward, Stampin' Up! has adopted a new body style for our punches! A few features of the new punch style:
*Low-profile, rectangular punch body allows for easier stacking and storing
*Punches lock shut for easier storage and transport
*Dual labels on top and end allow for easy identification and selection when stored
*Available in three sizes: small, medium, and extra-large
*New punches allow for larger punched images and more intricate designs while providing greater ease of use.
*Extra -large punch images also allow for two-step designs like the Two-Step Bird punch in the Occasions Mini Catalog
*Corner punches allow you to punch a corner design along the inside edges of a page, not just corners
*Larger, whole-hand handle design provides better leverage for easier us
*Available in an exclusive Stampin' Up! color

Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentine's Workshop

Here's my next class offering. I love this set! All three projects were made with the Love You Much stamp set. In this class you will make 2 cards and 1 candy gift holder.

February 5th, 2010
7pm to 9pm
Please call at (916) 332-2441, or email at to reserve your spot.
$5.00 per person, or FREE with a $30 order.

Can't come to the class? Why not host a workshop and I'll bring the class to you? Call me for details!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting Ready for the Holidays Class

This class has three projects to help you get ready for the holidays. One card will hold a gift card on the inside, one card is folded to hold money and the treat box is the perfect size for candy, or some homemade cookies for neighbors, teachers, etc. Each class attendee will receive a printed copy of the templates used in class, and will be emailed the template files for future use, after the class. The cost of this class is $5.00, or FREE with a $30 order. Here are the available dates:

November 3rd, Tuesday, 10am to 11am
November 5th, Thursday, 10am to 11am
November 5th, Thursday, 7pm to 8pm and 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Please RSVP to or (916) 332-2441 at least 1 day in advance to give me time to prepare enough materials.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Always 3x3 card set

I had a lot of fun putting this together. This little set includes one card holder and 4 3x3 sized cards with envelopes.

Always stamp set #113620, $28.95
Always In Bloom stampin wheel #113834, $6.50
1 1/4" circle punch #104403, $15.95
1 3/8" circle punch #104401, $15.95
Scallop circle punch #109043, $15.95
Whisper White Craft Ink #101731, $7.50

I used last year's In Colors, which have been discontinued:

Riding Hood Red textured cardstock
Baja Blue cardstock
Kiwi Kiss cardstock
Riding Hood Red classic ink
Baja Blue ribbon

This project is one of the upcoming classes I will be showing off during my Open House this Friday and Saturday. The cost of this class will be $5.00. Each class participant will have a choice of last year's In Colors or this year's In Colors.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

3rd Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Layout

These pictures crack me up! The journaling says, "You were far more interested in goofing around than eating dinner. A true test of our patience that night. You're lucky you're cute."

All materials used in the layout are from the Sunny Day Simply Scrappin' Kit, except for the Playground Designer Buttons (blue button) #116313, and Naturally Serif Sizzlits Die #113453, used for the title.

Great Friend Slider Card

Slider cards are so much fun, and really easy to make. When this card is tilted from side to side, the butterfly twirls across the card. Products used:

  • Great Friends Stamp Set #113792

  • Sizzlits Little Leaves Die #114511

  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper #115675

  • Word Window Punch #105090

  • Barely Banana Cardstock #102701

  • Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

  • Melon Mambo Stampin' Pad #115656

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