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November 2012

Stampin'Up! Greetings of the Season and More Merry Messages!

Just a quick post today, my blog is finally back up and running! Although the projects I had posted prior to November 10th were still here, ALL the posts I had tried to posts since then were repeatedly lost! Everytime I tried to post, my blog platform (I don't totally understand it either) was throwing me out, back to my login, and the post would be gone! SO FRUSTRATING! I finally gave up for awhile, then emailed the blog people who told me I probably had a CORRUPT COOKIE???? WHAT are THOSE? Well, I had to wait for my son, Logan, to come home from college for Thanksgiving to show me how to FIND this cookie so we could delete it. Once we did that, voila! I am back to blogging!

Fun stuff going on with Stampin'Up! right now too, so I was really anxious about not being able to post! Check my side bars, my facebook page for all the details:


and my Stampin' Up! Online Store:   (click on the Shop Now Button at the bottom, then click on the "Online Extravaganza"!)

Here's a card from my Holiday Card Bonanza earlier this week using the Greetings of the Season stamp set and the Snow Flurry Bigz Die. The new Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Folder was used on the card base.

Greetings of the season 1

We used designer paper from the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper on the front and a verse from "More Merry Messages" (a stamp set from the Annual Catalog which is on sale right now for 25% off!)

Greetings of the season 2

The Mitten Punch finished off the inside. Demonstrators just received our Occasions Catalog beginning January 3, 2013 and it includes a list of Holiday Catalog products that are being carried over, which means you will still be able to order them after the Holiday catalog is over and the Mitten Punch IS NOT ON THE CARRY OVER LIST! So if you were waiting to order this punch, don't, it could be gone before the Holiday Catalog is over, you never know!

That's all for today. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with another post (as long as my cookies don't get corrupted again! lol!)

Have a Stampingrox! day!


Mitten Builder Punch Item #127824
Price: $15.95



Stampin'Up! Petite Pennant Trees!

I so apologize for this late post, but today I have been having my "Holiday Card Bonanza" at my house, and it's been pretty busy!

Pennant parade 1©Stampin'Up!™1990-2012

Today's card is one I am featuring as part of the Punch/Technique Club this month. I CASEd the general idea to punch cardstock and DSP with the smaller, smooth-edged Petite Pennants Builder Punch to create the darling little grove of Christmas trees from someone's blog, but I collected the idea ages ago and now I have no idea whose it was! If you know whose original idea this was, please let me know so I can give them credit!

Anyway, I punched Garden Green cardstock with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch, then ran it through the Big Shot inside the skinny little hearts folder from the Adorning Accents Folder, then punched a bunch of trees from Garden Green, Certainly Celery, and Always Artichoke Designer Paper.

I embossed the Whisper White background with the Northern Flurry Folder, and added Basic Jewel Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes and the top of the Garden Green cardstock tree for some bling!

Can you guess what the tiny little red bow is from on the base of the tree? It's a very skinny-cut piece of Cherry Cobbler 3 1/2" Scallop Tulle!

I finished off the front with the Christmas collage phrase from Seasonal Sayings. You can purchase this whole set of 5 stamps or any of them individually until January 2nd.

Well, I guess I'm done for now. I have had just enough of a sliver of time between waves of stampers to pop a little bit of supper in the oven and type up this post!

I promise an earlier post tomorrow! Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

Products used:

Seasonal Sayings #128009 Clear-mount $16.95  #128006 Wood-mount $22.95  Holiday Catalog

Petite Pennant Builder Punch ##122361 $16.95



Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #120902
Price: $7.95


Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Item #125601
Price: $8.95

Stampin' Up! Festival of Prints Blossom/Modern Label Flower!

I'm still working on the projects for Cindy's party on Saturday. She chose another card from my card sale rack that I CASED into another Christmas Card! Lookie:

Festival of prints 1

I LOVE it! I'm completely blown away by how great it turned out! Two homeruns in a row, what do you think? I pulled my color palette from the colors in the Festival of Prints Designer Paper I chose, then added Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, a Real Red Glimmer Brad, and of course this fab flower made with the Blossom Punch and the Modern Label! The smallest snowflake from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die adds just the perfect touch to make it more Christmassy!

Here's the original I made during Sale-a-bration this past year:

Everyday enchantment

Most of the elements of the above card are now retired, with the exception of the Blossom & Modern Label Punches, and the Chamomile Standard Wheel.

I went super-simple on the inside, but did add a cute little 1 1/4" Scallop Circle flower in the corner, finshed off with a 4-petal flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a Brights Brad!

Festival of prints 2

That's all for today! I'm off to O'Fallon this afternoon for the Moye PTO Holiday Boutique, but first my grandsons, Cohen & Jaxon, are coming to stay for a few hours while their mommy runs some errands!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Products used:

Festival of Prints Designer Paper Stack #126904 $6.95

Blossom Punch #125603  $16.95

Modern Label Punch #119849  $16.95

More Merry Messages #126402 Clear-Mount  $24.95

Heart of Christmas #128129 Wood-mount only $8.95

Snow Flurry Bigz Die #127813 $21.95


Stampin'Up! Blossom Punch Bold Snowflake!

Here's a new card I just created last night for my Saturday Stamp-a-Stack hostess, Cindy Lisk!

Bold snowflake 1

It's a CASE of a card I created back in March of this year. You can view it HERE.

Instead of the Boho Blossom Punch used last time I stamped the new, limited-edition Bold Snowflake stamp in Versamark watermark ink on the Island Indigo cardstock. The Blossom Punch will punch out the Bold Snowflake perfectly, but I didn't need to for this card.

I embossed the "Merry Christmas" from Greetings of the Season with White Embossing Powder. The neutral stripe color in the Festival of Prints Designer Paper piece is actually Very Vanilla, but we don't carry Vanilla embossing powder anymore, so I substituted White instead. I think it blends in and makes you think it's Vanillla, don't you?

I added the smallest snowflake from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die in the center of the negative space left from punching. A tiny scalloped flower punched with one of the Itty Bitty Shapes Punches and a few Rhinestones finish it off perfectly!

Bold snowflake 2

For the inside, I used the pieces I punched out from the front along with another small snowflake, scalloped circle flower, and rhinestone! The verse is from Beautiful Season!

That's all for today! See you tomorrow for another Stampingrox! day!

products used:


Blossom Punch Item #125603

Price: $16.95


Bold Snowflake Clear-Mount Stamp NOT available in Wood-mount
Item #132338



Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item 3128033
Also available in Wood-mount

Set Quantity: 4


Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack Item #126904


Snow Flurry Bigz Die Item #127813



Beautiful Season - Clear-Mount Stamp also available in Wood-mount
Item #122682


Set Quantity: 4



Stampin' Up! 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Cards!

Still finding un-published projects! These cards I made back in September when Stampin' Up! was featuring our 3/8' Stitched Satin Ribbon "Back to Spool" special!

These first two feature Summer Starfruit & Midnight Muse:

Ribbon 9

Real Red & Gumball Green, then spritzed with Alcohol/Shimmer Paint mixture:

Ribbon 10

Lastly, Midnight Muse with Raspberry Ripple, then Primrose Petals:

Ribbon 11

Some quick tips for putting these together with the Jumbo Sticky Rounds in the Holiday Catalog. Cut the ornament shape with an Holiday Ornament Framelit:

Ribbon 1

Emboss across card front layer with one of the folder strips from the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Pack:

Ribbon 2

Position ornament layer over card front base layer. Trace inside ornament opening with Simply Scored Scoring Tool onto base layer of card. Remove ornament layer after scoring.

Ribbon 4

Peel off white paper side of Jumbo Sticky Round.

Ribbon 5

Position Jumbo Sticky Round directly over the scored ornament lines on card front base. Rub Jumbo Sticky Round firmly into cardstock. "Burnish" with your finger really well.

Ribbon 6

Remove red plastic layer to expose the sticky side of the round.

Ribbon 7

Attach small scrap strips of ribbon or ribbon you cut to fit the Sticky Round, making sure the ribbon extends over the traced edges of the ornament you can see through the adhesive.

Ribbon 8

Last step (not shown) is to add the cut-out ornament layer with Stampin' Dimensionals under each corner and a couple close to the inside edges of the ornament opening. Finish card with additional embellishments and words as desired.

There you have it!

That's all for today! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

Products used:


Jumbo Sticky Rounds Item #127852
Price: $4.95

Strong adhesive for creating rosettes, flowers, and more using paper, ribbon, or fabric. No drying time required. Acid-free. 12 per package: ea. 2-1/2" diam.



Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies Item #127816
Price: $24.95

Designed to frame around stamped images from the Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set so you can see where to cut the images! Cut single sheets of paper. Largest ornament: 3-1/16" x 1-3/4". 8 dies. Use with Big Shot machine, Standard Cutting Pads, and Multipurpose Platform.

©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2012

Gumball Green 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Price: $8.95
Midnight Muse 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
 Price: $8.95
Primrose Petals 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  Price: $8.95
Raspberry Ripple 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Price: $8.95
Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
Preferred Price: $8.95

Stampin' Up!

I've been going back through my computer files and keep finding cards I never posted. Shame on me!

This fun card we made at one of the Christmas Card Club Classes earlier this season. We used the "Scentsational Season" Bundle of stamps and framelits to create this 3-D card!

We also used the "Festival of Prints" Designer Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalog and "Be of Good Cheer" Designer Paper from the Annual Catalog!

Scentsational Season 1

Punches from the "Merry Minis" Punch Pack were used for the star at the top of the tree and for the tiny mini-trees here on the inside:

Scentsational season 2

All of the words used are from the "More Merry Messages" in the Annual Catalog!

I apologize for the late posting today. Lots going on, including a workshop tonight with Margaret Frazier in Salem, IL!

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" Day!

Products used:

Scentsational Season Clear-Mount Bundle Also available in
Item #129946
Price: $32.95                                       Wood-mount

Purchase the Scentsational Season Stamp Set and Holiday Collection Framelits Dies together. Priced to save you 15%!



Festival Of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack Item #126904
Price: $6.95

Fun holiday colors. Versatile designs. Use for card fronts or mounting photos. 48 sheets in ea. pad. Four ea. of 12 double-sided designs; acid-free; ea. sheet: 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, and Very Vanilla.





Stampin' Up!

Just a quick Sunday morning post. As soon as I get these cards from my Christmas Card Club back in August I'm off to the shower to get ready for church! Then it's Sunday dinner with the family, and a fun relaxing day!

For the Birds:

For the birds 1

For the birds 2

Frosty Freinds:

Frosty friends 1


Frosty friends 2

Star Tree:

(this one is a CASE of a card my downline, Linda Reaney, swapped at Convention this past summer!)

Star tree 1

Star tree 2

That's all for now! Gotta hurry to get ready!

See you tomorrow for another Stampingrox! Day!

Stampin' Up! Punched Sheriff Santa!

Happy Saturday! I was working last night on the projects for a workshop I am doing in Salem, IL, on Monday night. This group likes punch art, and although they are not in my punch club, I decided to give them a fresh punch project!

Sherrif santa 1

My "Santa Sheriff" is a refresh of the "Santa Cowboy" I made last year about this time:

Cowboy santa card & page

I used just about al the same shapes as last time, with the exception of the Pennant Builder Punch. I decided to not add the punched holly sprig to his hat and instead added a Silver Glimmer Paper star punched with the itty-bitty star in the Merry Minis Punch Pack!

This year's version is also a gift card holder like last year, but in a different style:

Sherrif santa 2

Instead of the Woodgrain Background stamp I used last year, I ran some of the Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock through my Big Shot in the Woodgrain Embossing Folder! (I need to remember to use NO TABS on my Big Shot when I use this folder with the Core'dinations Cardstock as this piece was very fragile and cracking when I took it out of the folder after using TAB 1. I had to use a lot of extra SNAIL to keep it togther when I put it on my project.) But I really love this effect!

I LOVE the way my greeting layer turned out! I wanted something with a Western flair, and found this "MERRY CHRISTMAS" in the set I received free as an Sr. Manager with Stampin' Up!, "Chock-Fullof Cheer"!

Here's how I made the layer:

I stamped the greeting in Real Red Classic ink on a scrap strip of Crumb Cake that was 1" wide. I then put it in my Decorative Label Punch, centered the words in the center of the label and punched it out:

Sherrif santa 9

I then punched out a second Decorative Label with Real Red cardstock, cut it in half lengtwise like a hotdog bun, trimmed off the tips from the center of the label as shown, and attached them to the back side of the stamped layer with SNAIL:

Sherrif santa 8

I always hope that when I refresh a project I will like it as well or better than the original, and in this case I DO!

I have a workshop this afternoon with Katie Wolters and her mom, Patty, and I am really looking forward to it! I get to do at least a couple of workshops with them each year, plus I get to see them at other friend's parties, so we are good friends!

Here's one of the cards Katie picked out from my display to make today:

Lacy brocade snowflake 1

Yes, I DO take requests!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

Products used:


Merry Minis Punch Pack Item #126882
Price: $16.95

Let's trim the tree! Little star, ornament, and tree punches. Shapes coordinate with the Merry Minis Stamp Set.




Chock-Full Of Cheer Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item #126717
Price: $16.95

Make your holidays sparkle and shine with cards designed using this very merry seven-piece set. Perfect for making stunning tags, cards, and more. Coordinates with the 1/2" and 1-3/4" Circle Punches and the Be of Good Cheer product suite.

Set Quantity: 7


Decorative Label Punch Item #120907

Price: $16.95


Early Espresso Core'dinations Colorcore Card Stock Item #127848
Price: $6.95




Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item #127821
Price: $7.95

Natural wood look. Perfect card background for any season. Folder: 4-1/2" x 6-3/8". Use with Big Shot machine, Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pads.


Stampin' Up! Illuminate Watermark Glimmer Snowflake Soiree!

Good morning! My Punch/Technique Class is today, and I have the last Technique Card to show you! We are using the Illuminate Watermark Glimmer Stampin' Pad with the Snowflake Soiree set. It's actually a CASE of another card from our bi-monthly Demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success!
Illuminate soiree 1

I used the Stamp-a-majig for this one. I wanted to make sure I didn't lose the intricate detail of the snowflakes when I stamped the Illuminate Glimmer ink over the Marina Mist!

And inside, I kind of went crazy with the snowflakes, but I like it!

Illuminate soiree 2

This is a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square card. It seemed to fit with the snowflakes, keeping them the focal point and not letting them get lost on the card.

That's all for today.Thanks for stopping by and have a Stampingrox! Day!

Products used:


Snowflake Soiree Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item #127925
Price: $21.95

Set Quantity: 6


Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad Item #126857

Price: $10.95



Merry & Type - Clear-Mount Stamp Item # 122552
Price: $18.95

Set Quantity: 6



Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Item #101049
Price: $11.95

This is the perfect tool to keep you from ever ruining a whole project with one crooked image! The stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time. Allows for fast and precise stamp placement.

■ Perfect for word and letter stamps
■ Sturdy plastic construction
■ Includes washable plastic sheet
■ Black color exclusive to Stampin’ Up!
■ Nonskid base
■ Includes instructions



Snow Flurry Bigz Die Item #127813
Price: $21.95


Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item #127555
Price: $5.95

Vintage, glass-like accents. Reminiscent of vintage door pulls.
• 24 buttons: 8 ea. of 3 designs
• 3/8"; 1/2"; 13/16"


Stampin'Up! Late-Breaking News! The Stampin' Trimmer is Now Available!

This just announced from Stampin' Up! The long-awaited, much anticipated STAMPIN' TRIMMER IS NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER!
Stampin' Trimmer 126889
Price: $29.95

A cutting and scoring tool made with crafters in mind!
· Cutting and scoring. Cut anywhere, in any direction. Full 12" cut or score.
Keep scoring and cutting blades on the track at the same time. 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade included.
· Measuring. Extended 6-1/4" base. Extend ruler to 15-1/2".
· Storing. Compartment under base to store blades, scoring stylus, more!

What you can't really tell from the picture is that the cuttin guidelines are protected under a layer of clear acrylic so they will NEVER RUB OFF!!!!

 The blades are extra-sharp and long lasting. Will cut a single layer of Whisper White cardstock without fraying!

I've had mine for about a week (Demonstrators were allowed to pre-oder) and I LOVE it!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!