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December 2013

Stampin' Up! Alphabet Press Monkey for Jaxon!

Hey there! Tonight was Jaxon's 2nd birthday party and he probably had the best birthday a little guy could have!

He had "Mickey" ears to wear with his brother and cousins! Mickey Mouse is his favorite right now, so his party was "Mickey" themed.

l to r: Oakley 5 1/2 months, Liam almost 17 months, Jaxon age 2, and Cohen almost 6!

Jaxons 2nd birthday 1

The "paw paw's" were watching over the proceedings:

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He LOVED all of his gifts, oooing and ahhhhing over each one, not even caring to open the next one, he just loved each one so much!

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All the Payne grands:

l to r: Oakley, Cohen, Maddie Kate, Jaxon, Liam, and Ava!

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The Birthday Boy:

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With his family.

l to r: Maddie Kate, Ava, Jaxon, Jessica, Cohen, Johnny

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Blowing out the candles on his Mickey cake was serious business. He took reeaally big breaths!

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When both candles were blown out, it was time to cheer!

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Happy Birthday, Jaxon! You are my favorite little 2 year-old!

Here's the card and package tag I made for him (besides Mickey, Jaxon really loves monkeys)


All created with punches, I used the 2 1/2" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack circle, Large Oval, Modern Label, and the Bird Builder Punch. The greeting is from From the Heart.


Inside I stamped the "finally a day that really is all about you!" from Really Good Greetings in Real Red on the Crumb Cake layer. This phrase is especially appropriate for Jaxon since his birthday date is December 26, a date for a birthday that may seem overshadowed by the holiday festivities every year.


Inside the monkey tag I punched the same "happy birthday" with the Decorative label punch.

Well, that's all for now. Just ONE more day left of 2013, then we are off to the adventures 2014 will bring! yay!

Just three days left to order from the Holiday Catalog too! Go to my online store:

to get your order in before it's gone!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Oh, and have a Happy, Safe, and Healthy New Year too!


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Stampin' Up! A Shout Out To Myra Garrison!

Hey there, just a quick extra post! Myra Garrison, you emailed me with an inquiry about the directions for some of the projects I have posted for my Stampin' In the New Year Stamp-a-Stack. I plan to post them over the course of next week while I am in Houston, Texas, for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference. I tried to email you, but the email failed to go through. If you have any questions you can leave a comment here and we can communicate that way. Or if you are on Facebook, ask to be my friend and we can chat there too!

Well, I'm off to my grandson, Jaxon's, 2nd birthday party!

Hope the rest of your day Stampingrox!


Stampin' Up! See Ya Later Post-It Notes!

Hey there! We are just about done with Christmas gatherings. Mark's siblings are all leaving today, but tonight is Jaxon's 2nd birthday party! Having your birthday the day after Christmas is hard. You're still in the middle of Christmas with one side of the family or the other on that day. Jessica decided to wait until things had calmed down a bit to have his family get to-gether, I purchased his birthday gifts while we were shopping for Christmas, so I am ready!

Today I have another project to share with you that we will be making at the Stampin' in the New Year Birthday Stamp-a-Stack, a Post-It Note Holder with Fresh Prints Designer Paper and a Sale-a-bration stamp set, See Ya Later:


Guess I had Post-It Notes on the brain when I was creating for this class! I have Post-its on this project and the calendar too! Oh well, they make great gifts and are always handy!

This is a re-do of a project I posted in January of 2012 HERE. The designer paper,  brads and the Big Shot Die I used for it are no longer available, but I used the largest Squares Collection Framelit for the base instead, and used the Owl Builder Punch and the Small Heart Punch to add just the right embellishment for this project!

That's all for now. I have a bit more prep to finish before the class starts Wednesday afternoon. I still have a few more seats open, be sure to RSVP to me today if you are coming! For those of you who can't attend or live too far away, I will be posting the directions for these projects after the classes are over while I am gone to Houston, TX, for Leadership.

Oh, did I tell you I'm presenting at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference on January 9th? Eeek! I'm working on the projects I will show during my presentation too!

Just a few more days left to order your final favs from the Holiday Catalog, Clearance Rack, and the Weekly Deals for this week! Go to my website to order:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Giftcards Galore!

Hey there! Hope you are enjoying the time between Christmas and New Year's. We have our nephew, Nathan, and his sweet wife, Laura Beth, with us from Murfreesboro, TN, for a few days, so we are enjoying their visit!

After showing you all of the Christmas gift card holders, I still have a few non-Christmas ones left. Today's post is all about gift card holders!

This first one was created with the Monstermaniacs stamp set( #134972 $14.95):


Monstermaniacs is not shown in any catalog, but you can download the flyer with all of the zany images here:

Download US_In_with_you_Flyer_Monstermaniacs_1013


The Pop 'n Cuts Bigz L Die was also used to create the gift card holder, along with Bermuda Bay cardstock and Birthday Basics Designer Paper. "Happy Birthday" is from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set.


This masculine gift card holder was made with the Remembering Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (and only available for a few more days! After January 2nd, it is gone, maybe forever.)


The Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder was used on the Early Espresso cardstock, and the "thinking of you" is from the Wetlands stamp set. Susie Wood is the creator of this card. She used the Envelope Punch Board in a different way to create a card instead of an envelope!


Speaking of Wetlands, this card is a beautiful example of the use of that set!

Marina Mist, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla come together with  Midnight Muse and Baked Brown Sugar ink to create a masculine but very attractive card.


The Painter's Tape technique was used for the background behind the goose.


Inside the slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch.

Here's another gift card holder using the Remembering Your Birthday stamps and Birthday Basics Designer Paper again:


The bow was created with the Gift Bow Bigz Die from the Holiday Catalog. If you were waiting to order this die later, DON'T WAIT! As far as I know, this die will no longer be available after January 2nd! It might come back in the new catalog in June, but there's no guarantee!


The Word Window Punch was used again for the gift card slot.

Here's a couple more that are not gift card holders, but I just couldn't resist including them for you today:


Lots of punches used to create the clown, along with Chalk Talk stamps and framelits, Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper, and the Stripes Textured Impressions Folder!

Lastly, this cute card was created using the Zoo Review stamp set, Soft Sky, Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock, Circle Collection Framelits, and Soft Sky 1/2" Seam Binding.


The penguin stamp in Zoo Review is actually just one single penguin. The creator of this card stamped the center bird first, then covered it with a mask before stamping the same stamp on either side of it. "You Can Never Have Too Much Happy" is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set.

There you go! SIX cards for today! How do you like that?

To order any of the products used, including the soon-to-be-retired ones, click HERE

to go to my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Another Great Year!

Hey there! Some of my kids have gone home, some are still here, and tomorrow my nephew and his sweet wife are coming to visit! yay!

Today's project is another we will be making next week at the Stampin' in the New Year Stamp-a-Stack using a new Occasions Catalog set, Another Great Year:


I'm really diggin' the Pool Party, Whisper White, and Real Red color combo! Bet you couldn't tell from the projects I've been showing lately, could you?

For this card I stamped the giant "happy birthday" first in Real Red on the Whisper White layer, cleaned the stamp, then stamped on Real Red cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. I then cut out the "happy" and "to you" banner pieces so I could layer them over the Real Red stamped image to give it a bit of a "split negative" look.

I embossed the Pool Party layer with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, which will be free with a $50 order beginning January 28th.

Silver Glimmer stars punched with the star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack finishes off this card with just the right amount of bling!


I stamped the inside phrase, also from Another Great Year, with Real Red. I added a 1/2" strip of Fresh Prints Designer Paper stack to the bottom of the Whisper White layer to help tie the outside to the inside.

That's all for now! You can order the "Another Great Year" stamp set and the Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack beginning January 3rd, but unti then you can check out the 25 new items added to the Clearance Rack today:

Until tomorrow, have a "Stampingrox!" day!

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Stampin' Up! Tealight Birthday Cake & Box!

Hey there! We've definitely had a Merry Christmas around here! Jessica's bunch have gone to their other grandparents' and Kimberly's are visiting with the other grandparents' too. Alisa's and Troy are still here and the boy's and I are watching "It's A Wonderful Life"! Life is good!

Today I'm sharing another project we will be making next week at my Stampin' in the New Year Birthday Stamp-a-Stack, a Tealight Birthday Cake and a box to put it in!


The tealight is wrapped with a 5/8" x 5" strip of Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack paper (available when the Occasions Catalog starts on January 3rd!) with  1 3/4" Scalloped Circles for the base and the frosting. The box is created with the Envelope Punch Board, wheeled with the Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel.


The "live happy" phrase is from a new Sale-a-bration set, "You're Lovely", available to choose for free with a $50 order starting on January 28th! After stamping with Real Red ink, I punched it with the new Banner punch, also available as a free Sale-a-bration item the same day! I layered a piece of Silver Glimmer paper behind the punched banner, then hand-trimmed another banner with my Paper Snips!


See how perfectly the cake fits in the box! yay!

That's all for now! You can shop for most of the items to make this lovely ensemble in my Online Store:

I'll be back tomorrow with another Stampin' in the New Year project! Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Merry Christmas!

Hey there! Merry Christmas! We have been having a blast at our house since Christmas Eve eve when everyone arrived to spend the next three nights! It's already Christmas, but I wanted to share with you a Christmas tradition that has been growing at our house for several years:

Payne family snowmen family 1

It's our family, created in miniature with Sculpey Clay, by my daughter Alisa! She started creating these teeny-tiny little Payne Clan snowpeople several years ago, adding more little ones as our family grows.

She started with Mark & I:

Payne family mark and carol

Then Jessica, Johnny, Maddie Kate, Ava, Cohen, and Jaxon:

Payne family hollis

Kimberly, Tony, and Liam:

Payne family kimmy tony liam (I have absolutely NO IDEA how their picture ended up so tiny, sorry!)

Troy, Logan, and Ben:

Payne family troy logan ben

and finally, Alisa, Cody, and Oakley:

Payne family hillers

None of these are much more than an inch tall, so they are all little masterpieces! Alisa carefully packs them away in a paper egg carton each year so they don't get lost or mangled.

As time goes on and the boys get married, she will make little snowwomen for their wives and more little snowbabies.

I love when they come out each year and miss them when they go away.

Well, the gifts are all under the tree and the stockings are filled, so I'd better head to bed too.

Have a Merry Christmas. Hope your day Stampingrox!


Stampin' Up! Perfect Pennants Me & You!

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Hey there! Merry Christmas Eve! Only one more sleep til' Christmas! My house is full of family today! Everyone came in late Tuesday evening, some just in time to go to bed, so we are all here and ready to celebrate!

A few days ago while I was prepping for my Stampin' In the New Year Birthday Stamp-a-Stack I created this card with the Perfect Pennants stamp set from the Occasions Catalog:


I'm really diggin' this color combo of Real Red, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, and Baked Brown Sugar in the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack! I used the new Ampersand Textured Impressions Folder to emboss a piece of Pool Party (which blends perfectly with Coastal Cabana). I sponged the raised image lightly with Pool Party ink to help the image stand out a bit more.

The "me & you" image is from the Perfect Pennants stamp set, stamped in Real Red on a Whisper White scrap then cut out with one of the 6 Banners Framelits Dies. I tied a  bow with Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain, then added it with a Glue Dot. To finish off the bow I added a Pool Party button from the Subtles Designer Button pack, again with a Glue Dot, then added a simple knot of Linen Thread with another Glue Dot. Don't know what I would do without Glue Dots!


I've had a pack of Hardward Clips Essentials since the Annual Catalog started on June 1st but had never used them until I realized they contained an ampersand clilp that matched the Ampersand folder perfectly!


This card would make a good anniversary or birthday card, but I chose to use a phrase from Love You to the Moon, another Occasions Catalog set, stamped in Real Red, to make it Valentine-y!


The "xoxo" stamp is also from Love You to the Moon, isn't it cute?

Well, that's all for now. Until tomorrow (Christmas!), have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! One Last Christmas Giftcard Holder with Perfect Blend!

Hey there! Christmas is almost here! Merry Christmas Eve eve! My kids are all coming in this afternoon/evening and I am in a flurry of last-minute preparations. I still have to get out and grocery shop, with a few last minute additions to the gift list, so this post has to be quick!

I found I one last Christmas Gift Card Holder to show you, this time made with Perfect Blend, Beautifully Barouque Textured Impressions Folder, and the Christmas Ornament punch!


Very sweet and simple. The Small Heart was punched first, then the Christmas Ornament punched around it, then both were used to accent the front.


The slot for the gift card was punched with the Word Window Punch! Genius!

That's all for now! I will be sharing more of my projects for the Stampin' In the New Year Stamp-a-Stack over the next few days, so check in when you can!

Only 11 days left to order your favs from the Holiday Catalog, then the Occasions Catalog starts on January 3rd!

Shop my Online Store anytime:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!



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