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October 2013

Stampin' Up! Joyful Tidings!

Hey there! I want to share this card I created for my Christmas Card Class this Friday using Christmas Messages, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder, Silver Glimmer Paper, Deco Label Framelits, Winter Frost Designer Specialty Paper, and White Organza Ribbon! My cardbase is a Smokey Slate Cut & Ready Card Base. I love using them when I need to get a project ready in a hurry!

Joyful tidings 1
I used my Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker to add a little bit of color on the edges of the focal image, then added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the "o" in "joyful".

Joyful tidings 2
I repeated the Deco Labels on the inside, using the Prince of Peace Single Stamp and the "merry christmas" from Teeny Tiny Wishes punched with the Word Window Punch on the side.

Well, I've got to finish everything for my classes! Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Washi Tape Present!

Hey there! Still working on cards for my class on Friday! This card was inspired by a swap I participate in Online:

Cute & Quick 1
If you come to my Christmas Card Class this Friday you will make 4 of these, along with two more sets of 4 (one of those will be the "Special Magical Season" I showed you yesterday)

Cute & Quick 3

Stamps: More Merry Messages

Cardstock: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Designer Paper: Season of Style

Ink: Jet Black StazOn

Accessories: Season of Style Washi Tape, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots,1" Square Punch, Whisper White Medium Envelopes

That's all for now! You can purchase your supplies to make this quick & cute card from my Online Store:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Special Magical Season!

Hey there! I'm working on my Christmas Card Class and SWOW Class scheduled for this Friday, so I've some new things to show you the next few days. Today's card features the Holiday Catalog set, Special Season, along with the Magical Season single stamp:

Magical season 1
I stamped the tree from Special Season with Whisper White Craft ink on the Crumb Cake layer. I then squirted out a pile of Clear Dazzling Details on a scrap of cardstock and then applied a thin layer over the stamped tree. The thinner you spread it the quicker it dries! I adhered a piece of Season of Style Designer Paper to the bottom of the layer, then attached two pieces of Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon to the back of the layer and tied in an pretty knot. I stamped the Magical Season stamp with Jet Black StazOn.

Here's a close up of the pretty glimmer of the Dazzling Details:

Magical season 2

Inside I stamped the "Christmas Greetings" from Special Season with Jet Black StazOn, then repeated the tree stamping with the White Craft ink. I also repeated a little strip of the Season of Style paper at the bottom.

Magical season 3

That's all for now! Thanks so much for coming by to see me today! Come back tomorrow to see what else I've been up to!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! NEW Sales Promotions are Really Cookin'!

Hey there, how are you today? I'm a bit under the weather. I think my semi-annual sinus infection is brewing, and yesterday I sprained my ankle just a bit. How do you sprain your ankle "a bit"? Well, apparently you can do that. I stepped off my deck steps the wrong way yesterday morning and found myself on the ground. At first I didn't think I was going to be able to get up, so I called my husband who had just pulled out of the drive way, but the cold ground was a very strong motivation to overcome the pain in my ankle and get my self up! By the time my husband had turned the grain truck he was driving around and came back I had myself in the car. Long story short, my ankle is swollen some this morning but does not hurt to the touch and I can pretty much put my weight on it, so I don't think it needs medical attention.

Stampin' Up! is keeping the fun rolling for their 25th Anniversary with more great offers beginning today:


Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle #135812
Price: $18.95

This kit is perfect for packaging small gifts this Christmas. And it comes with everything you need to make your gifts look just how you like it. This kit includes the Stamp a Tag Kit, Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards), and three Extra-Large Gift Boxes.




Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle #135811
Price: $19.95

This fantastic Christmas packaging kit is perfect for giving treats this holiday season. Make cute cookies that will show through the window in the box, and then tie up your homemade gift with a ribbon and hand-stamped tag. The kit includes the Stamp a Tag Kit, Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards), and six Decorative Window Gift Boxes


There's also a new My Digital Studio Sale:

Download Flyer_MDS_Seasonal_Sale_10.29.13_


And a new set of Weekly Deals:


That's all for now! Go to my Online Store to order


or contact me direct: 618-237-6281 or

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day and My Relaxing Day in Chester, IL!

Hey there! I had a fun, relaxing day with my girls and Oakley at a wedding they were shooting in Chester, IL. I'd never been to Chester before, even though I've heard of it all my life! I didn't even realize until I got there that it was right on the Mississippi River!

The first place we went to shoot pictures of the bridal party was Cohen House. This really intrigued us because of Jessica's oldest little boy, Cohen. This is a really COOL house!

Cohen house 1
Located on a bluff high above the Mississippi, this house was built in 1855. Yes, that's right, eighteen fifty-five!

Cohen house 2
The sign says it was occupied by the Cohen Family until 1983. The City of Chester bought it in 1984 and maintain it as a Civic Center. I didn't get a chance to tour the inside, but a glimpse I did get (on my way to use the restroom) was gorgeous wood and beautifully maintained original architecture!

Cohen house 3
This is the back of the house as you approach from the street. The "front" of the house I showed you in the first picture faces the Mississippi.

Cohen house 4
Beautiful delicate stained glass.

Cohen house 5
It was a perfect October day with a clear view across the river into Missouri.

Cohen house 6
Alisa shot pics of the groom and his men first, then after they left, the bride and her maids came and had their turn.

Cohen house 7
The sun was so bright that Alisa had to shade her camera after every shot so she could check them!

The town of Chester was quite picturesque too. Many old but well-maintained homes built in approximately the same area as the Cohen Home gave it an aura of a bygone age. Next door to the Cohen House is a B&B called "Stone House". I wonder if I can get my hubby to come back here for a little weekend visit?

Even though I really enjoy sharing my adventure with you, I know you want most to see some pretty card inspiration, don't you? I hope these swaps won't disappoint:

Gina cardera calm christmas
Calm Christmas by Gina Cardera featuring a Frosted Finishes Embellishment.

Amy combs snowy day
Amy Combs version of Snow Day with Winter Frost Designer Paper and Festive Flurry.

Donna festive flurry
This swap using one of the Expressions Thinlets Dies was only stamped with the name "Donna".

Catherine stephenson christmas collectibles
And finally, Catherine Stephenson's Christmas Collectibles creation with Winter Frost Designer Paper and a 1/8" Silver Ribbon bow!

That's all for now. You can shop for your favorite products for any of these cards in my Online Store HERE

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Magical Season!

Hey there! I'm getting ready to go to a wedding today, so I just have a few minutes to post this gorgeous card that was shared on a facebook group I am a member of for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

With Robin Merriman's permission:

I LOVE this card!

She used the Magical Season #134777 Single Stamp cut out with a Chalk Talk Framelit, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Winter Frost Designer Paper, Festive Flurry Framelits with Silver Glimmer Paper, and a Vintage Faceted Button with Island Indigo Baker's Twine.

The final touch I have done in the past but had forgotten about is the Crystal Effects/Dazzling Diamonds "icicles" she added below the greeting! LOVE!

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin'Up! Mt Vernon Teacher's Conference!

Hey there! I'm out the door in a few, but wanted to share some pics of my booth at the Mt Vernon Teacher's Conference:

Mv booth 6

Alisa & Oakley are working the booth with me this year!

We have Alisa's Pursegirl purses:

Mv booth 2

My displays of upcoming classes:

Mv booth 3

Cards and stuff for sale:

Mv booth 4

Kimberly's fingerless mittens:

Mv booth 5

I went all out this year and had a Carol Payne Stamps banner created:

Mv booth 1

I'm at the Conference today, then off to a workshop tonight! Whew! I'm gonna be tired (I am already, but enjoying the time!)

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin' Up! Snow Day Ornament Make & Take!

Just a quick post. I'm off soon to the Mt Vernon Teacher's Conference for the next two days. I will be meeting and sharing with several hundred teachers from Jefferson, Franklin, and other counties here in Southern Illinois!

I want to share with you the little ornament/tag I will have available for attendees to make:

Snow day tag

Here's my favorite little snowman guy again from the Snow Day stamp set, stamped with Whisper White Craft ink, Jet Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler, and Tangerine Tango. He is cut out with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits and the Big Shot. He is sponged around the edges with the White Craft ink too!

That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013

Stampin'Up! 25% Off 25 Stamp Sets Graphics & Weekly Deals!

Hey there, thought I should follow up yesterday's post about the 25% off 25 Stamp Sets with the graphics:




And here are the Weekly Deals for October 22-28th. These are 25-50% off!

I'm getting ready for an event tomorrow and Friday at the Mt Vernon Teacher's Conference, so I am hitting it hard today! Contact me if you have any questions about these sales, need to order or you can go to my Online Store:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! 25 Stamp Sets for 25% Off Starts Today! $25 Starter Kit Extended One More Day!

Yay! Here's the list for the 25 Stamp Sets for 25% OFF!!!


Here's the list for you to download:

Download Humongous_List_of_Stamps_on_Sale_US

And a quick list summary of the stamps on sale from today through October 28th!

1.  A Dozen Thoughts pg 59 Annual Catalog  see my posts HERE and HERE for samples

2.  Zoo Babies pg 54 Annual Catalog  see my post HERE

3.  Lots of Thanks pg 29 Annual Catalog

4.  Happy Day pg 112 Annual Catalog: see my post HERE

5.  Gifts of Kindness pg 83 Annual Catalog see my post HERE

6.  Hearts a Flutter pg 124 Annual Catalog see my post HERE

7.  Hello, Lovely pg 22 Annual Catalog see my post HERE

8.  Crazy, Mixed-Up Love pg 30 Annual Catalog

9.  Bright Blossoms pg 89 Annual Catalog

10.  Itty Bitty Banners pg 30 Annual Catalog

11.  Yippee-Skippee pg 37 Annual Catalog see my posts HERE and HERE

12. Gorgeous Grunge pg 109 Annual Catalog see my posts HERE and HERE

13. Ornament Keepsakes on the Carry-Over List (view online:  see my posts HERE and HERE

14. Apothecary Art pg 107 Annual Catalog see my post HERE

15. Cuddles & Kisses pg 56 Annual Catalog see my posts HERE and HERE

16. Oh, Hello pg 34 Annual Catalog  see my post HERE

17. Label Love pg 33 Annual Catalog see my posts HERE, HERE, and HERE

18. Christmas Star single stamp -Single Stamps Flyer (view

19. A Gift for You single stamps - Single Stamps Flyer (view online:

20. Betsy's Blossoms pg 87 Annual Catalog

21. Morning Post Alphabet pg 131 Annual Catalog

22. Gently Falling pg 65 Annual Catalog see my posts HERE and HERE

23. Snowflake Soiree - on the CarryOver List (view online:  see my post HERE

24. Jewish Celebrations - on the CarryOver List (view

25. That's the Ticket  pg 33 Annual Catalog see my post HERE and HERE

In other BIG NEWS, you have one more day, today, October 22nd, to sign up with Stampin' Up! and purchase the $25 Starter Kit!

Go to my online store:

To order your 25% off stamp sets or to purchase your Starter Kit!

(if you purchase the 25% Starter Kit today, you can immediately start using your 20% demonstrator discount to get a total of 45% off any of the 25 Stamp Sets on Sale! How cool is that?)

That's all for now! Let me know if you have any questions. My phone # and email are posted at the top of my blog!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2013