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January 2014

Stampin'Up! Spiral Flower Die!

Hey there! I'm almost ready for my Sale-a-bration Kick-off tomorrow! No sleeping on the couch for me tonight! (If you saw my Leadership presentation, you get the reference, lol!)

Yesterday I played with a lot of fun stuff from the Occasions Catalog! I used the Spiral Flower Originals Die (#129279 $17.95) to create this:


I used Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Blushing Bride cardstock for all 7 of the roses. After cutting the paper with the Spiral Flower die, I curled all of the spirals with my bone folder, then starting with the outer end of the spiral, I wound each one around itself. When done, I let each one "relax" while I wound the rest of them, then use a hot glut gun to secure the spirals to the built-in base.

I created a belly-band for the Kraft Gift Box with Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper and Wild Wasabi cardstock. After attaching a Tea Lace Doily to the top, I added Wild Wasabi leaves cut with the Autumn Accents Bigz Die and embossed with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder. I then added the flowers with the hot glue gun again, then tucked some Bird Builder punched-leaves to fill in between the blossoms.

I white heat-embossed the tag from Chalk Talk on Wild Wasabi cardstock, cut it out with the Chalk Talk framelit, then mounted it on a piece of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock. Baked Brown Sugar coordinated perfectly with the Kraft Gift Boxes!

After adding the tag under the doily, I then spritzed the entire thing with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. I actually added a bit of spritz to a Stampin' Spritzer, then filled it full of 91% Rubbing Alcohol. This stretches the smooch spritz, allowing more coverage, and also keeps it from clogging the nozzle of the spritzer.

That's all for now! You can order your own Spiral Flower Orignals Die, Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper, and Kraft Gift Boxes from my Online Store HERE.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Secret Garden in a Box!

Hey there! I've been working on projects for my Sale-a-bration Kick-off and played around with a new card construction that has been making the blog rounds lately-a card-in-a-box! Lookie:


Isn't it just the cutest thing?


I used Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper from the Sale-a-bration brochure, Secret Garden stamps and framelits, window sheets, the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Neutrals and Subtles Candy Dots, Petite Petals  and Peite Pairs stamps and Petite Petals punch!


The coolest thing about this card is it folds flat and fits perfectly inside one of our regular medium envelopes!


All the recepient has to do is take it out of the envelope and set it open. Ta da! Instant happy!

Well, that's all for now. I have one more hostess party on Thursday before my SAB kick-off on Friday. I'm ready for Thursday, but still have a few things to prep for Friday. So I'm off to bed a bit earlier than my norm so I can pop up in the a.m. and get going!

To order at least $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products and be able to choose the yummy Sweet Sorbet paper as your free gift, just click HERE to go to my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Texture Impressions Embossing Machine! NEW!

Hey there! Need to share this video with you showing our new Texture Impressions Embossing Machine! These will be available in the new catalog in June, but we have a limited supply right now, so go to my website and get yours today!

Order the machine and three embossing folders from our large selection in the Online Store, then choose the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder for FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure!


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



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Stampin'Up! The Bees' Knees & Good As Gold!

Hey there! I'm so excited that it's finally Sale-a-bration time! I have a couple of fun cards to show you, one created with the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio digital cardmaking and scrapbooking software, and one with a fun FREE kit in the Sale-a-bration catalog!

First, I received this card a few days ago from the girl at Stampin' Up! who was in charge of the Share Fair at Leadership!


When I first opened the card, I thought, "hmmm, what is this about?" but then I looked a bit more closely:


Then I opened the card:


It made me laugh! Then I read Katie's note:


This is EXACTLY what Stampin' Up! is all about, whether it is a digitally-created card from My Digital Studio or a hand-stamped one, making someone's day with a personally created and written card!

I do have the MDS program, and I've worked with it a bit, but not enough to really see all the fun things it can do! I'm inspired to find out which download this "bees knees" is a part of and try my hand at it again!

Next, in honor of Sale-a-bration I have a card I put together in a snap with the "Good as Gold" card kit from the SAB brochure:


EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD IS FROM THE KIT, including the envelope and the shine Gold Foil liner!


The banners are pre-printed, the card base has shiney gold dots, the gold banners are pre-cut and the star is ready to punch out! It even includes the stretchy elastic gold string and the Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine! There are enough components in the kit to make 8 full cards with the envelopes!


The Gold Foil liners are separate from the envelopes in the kit, so I cut off a strip from the bottom edge and then adhered it to the inside of the card for a little bit of continuity!

These cards are really gorgeous! I thought they looked a bit flat and boring when I looked at them in the Sale-a-bration brochure, but when they came in my pre-order I found them to be so easy, quick, AND CUTE!

The BEST thing about this kit is that it can be yours for FREE! YES! Just click HERE to go to my Online Store! When your order total before tax & shipping is $50, you can choose the "Good As Gold" card kit or one of 12 more FREE products! yay!

But that's not all! When your order totals $100 before ship & tax, you get to choose TWO free SAB products! AND when your order totals $150 before ship & tax, you get to choose THREE free SAB products AND you get to choose $25 in free catalog merchandise with your Hostess Benefits! Your order will ship direct to you, and I will send you a thank-you card and email you your Bluesox Rewards tokens to get you on your way to earning free stamps from me! yay!

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


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Stampin'Up! Delightful Dozen Valentine!

Hey there! I went to Hoyleton tonight to do a Stamp Camp for Ruth Czerwonka, and we had a really good evening! Ruth has been stamping with me for several years. She is also my favorite Pampered Chef lady, so she does at least one P.C. party, sometimes two, for me every year.

Ruth chose 4 really cute cards for her friends to make for the $10 fee. The one I'm going to share with you today is actually a re-do of a valentine I showed you HERE.


The stamps I used for the first valentine retired on the 27th, so they would not be available to order when we actually submit the party when it closes. I re-did it with a the valentine greeting from Delightful Dozen, using the same layout and Big Shot products, the Arrows Textured Impressions Folder and Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies.


Inside I substituted a sentiment from Seasonal Sayings.

Well, that's all for now! Sale-a-bration starts in  just a few hours, yay! A free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (before tax & shipping) yay!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Timeless Talk!

Hey there! We've just had an absolutely wonderful, balmy day! Temps were up in the 50's, which means we were without coats for most of the day! But now the wind is howling around the house at about 40 mph, ushering in a new round of bone-chilling temps, and possibly some snow! Brrrrr! Winter is still here!

I wanted to share with you this card I created earlier this week for Theresa's party. This is the second of the two masculine cards we made, this time using the fun-fold I've been playing with so much and an annual catalog set I hadn't used much yet, Timeless Talk!


Of course we had to make a custom envelope with the Envelope Punch Board, and even though some of Theresa's guests were not very craft-savvy, everyone had great success!


We used an Early Espresso card base, Soho Subway Designer Paper, Early Espresso and a Deco Label Framelit, Island Indigo and Circle Collection Framelit Die, and Very Vanilla and a  2 1/2" Circle Punch. We stamped the antique bicycle with Early Espresso ink the "happy birthday" song with Island Indigo on a Very Vanilla scrap, then stamped the star from the Perfect Pennants set with Island Indigo ink in the center of the wheel. After punching with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and adhering to the Island Indigo circle, we added an Island Indigo Candy Dot from the Regals Candy Dot pack.


On the back Very Vanilla panel we stamped "Make a Wish" from Perfect Pennants with Early Espresso ink, and added Island Indigo stars from the same set.

That's all for now. Sale-a-bration starts on Tuesday, which means all orders of $50 increments before tax and shipping qualify to choose an item FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure! Check back here on Tuesday to view the SAB brochure when it goes live or click HERE to go direct to my Online Store where you will be able to place your order and choose your freebies!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day! Valentines!

Hey there. It's late Saturday night and I'm hoping I'm past the danger zone for the flu. I'm still not holding my breath, but right now I still feel fine!

I have been sorting through more of my pictures from Leadership and found these Valentines I need to share with you before February gets here. I just took pictures of these so I don't know  who created them. If you do know (or are) the creator, please let me know so I can give you credit!


Here's a cute little Valentine treat holder made with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits, Heart Framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder, and a phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I DO know the creator of this one, my dear friend, Linda Hunt! I remember she swapped this with me because it is one of the few 3-D swaps I received. I love getting to see Linda at Stampin' Up! events. We've been friends ever since the Alaska cruise in 2011!


This Envelope Punch Board Treat Pouch features the Label Love stamp set and Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon. Cute & easy!


This sweet little notecard-sized card features the Love You to the Moon stamp set. It would also make a cute anniversary or encouragement card for a family member.


This treat holder (complete with Chocolate, of course!) was created with Modern Medley Designer Paper, Chalk Talk stamps, Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon (love this stuff too!) and 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon.


Last but definitely not least, this card was created with Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, a Tea Lace Doily, Strawberry Slush 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Ampersand Textured Impressions Folder, and stamps from the Perfect Pennants stamp set!

Well, that's all for now. Hope you enjoy your Sunday! We will be having the usuual clan here for lunch and the afternoon, so I definitely will enjoy my day!

To order any of the supplies to create these projects, click HERE to go to my Online Store! I would love  to be your demonstrator if you don't have one!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Hello, Sailor!

Hey there! So far I haven't gotten Mark's bug, so keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't, ok? Mark took me to a really good Phillips, Craig & Dean concert at the Marion Civic Center on Friday night. I was really grateful to not be sick and have to miss it!

Thursday night I stamped with a fun group of women at Theresa McGhee's house in Weast Frankfort, IL. She had hot chocolate, hot apple cider, hot coffee, and a array of yummies for us to snack on while we stamped. Theresa requested masculine cards, so I created this one for her group using the new Occasions Catalog set, Hello, Sailor!


We used the Circle Card Thinlet Die, You're Amazing stamp set for the greeting on this side of the "flip", High Tide Designer Paper (also from the Occasions Catalog), Smoky Slate cardstock and ink, Midnight Muse cardstock and ink, and Silver Glimmer Paper-punched stars! The Smoky Slate stamped anchors are also from Hello, Sailor.


Here's the "flip" side, stamped with "you're my best mate" from Hello, Sailor.

In case you didn't know, here's how to cut out the curve on the striped section of designer paper:

Framelit curve cutting

The dimensions for the designer paper is 1 3/4" x 5 1/4". Place the paper inside the frame section of the thinlet card die as shown. You will need to "eyeball" the eveness of all sides till it suits you. Then crank through the Big Shot. Your piece will then be ready to apply to your card section!

That's all for now. Today I have a Stamp Camp for Cindy Lisk at her house in Nashville, IL. Yay!

To order supplies to make your own version of today's card, click HERE to shop in my Online Store!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Sweetheart Treat Bags and Mosaic Madness!

Hey there! I'm a bit nervous about the next few days because Wednesday my husband had the flu and I hate having the flu! Give me a bad cold, sore throat, almost anything else I can handle except throwing up.

While I am still upright and feeling well (I have a workshop Thursday night and a stamp camp on Saturday) I decided to schedule my next few blog posts, so here we go!

I've been stamping up a storm this week. Stamping so much that I almost forgot to show you a couple more of the Shoebox Swaps we made on Sunday:


Angela Henson used the Sweetheart Treat Bags and the Love You More stamp set to create her chocolate-filled card! The Sweetheart Treat Bags (#134610, $4.95 for 12 bags, 12 pre-cut Pool Party Baker's Twine pieces, and 12 die-cut labels) and the Love You More stamp set (#131850 wood-mount $21.95, #131853 clear-mount $16.95) are only available to order through January 27th!) She had us punch Pool Party cardstock with the Small Heart Punch and attach them to the flap and body of the bag with Stampin' Dimensionals before wrapping the Pool Party Baker's Twine around them to close the treat bag.


On the inside, we stamped the birdie from Love You More with Pool Party ink, then added a Small Heart-punched piece of Real Red Polka Dot Parade Designer Paper to his beak!


Jan Lacey prepared this beautiful card for us to make. We stamped one of the Gorgeous Grunge stamps all over the Whisper White layer with Soft Sky ink before embossing with the Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Folder. We also stamped  with the same stamp on the Tea Lace Doily before adding the Pool Party and Island Indigo stamped-and-punched images from Mosaic Maddness.


Inside we stamped the "Fabulous is what you are" from the Million & One stamp set, then accented it with more stamps from Mosaic Maddness and a Rhinestone Basic Jewel!

Unfortunately, I ran out of time at the Shoebox Swap to finish the rest of the projects, so they will have to wait for another day. =(

That's all for now. Don't forget the Valentine products on the Whole Lot of Love flyer are only available through next Monday, January 27th:

You can download the flyer clicking on this link:

Download Flyer_wholelotoflove_demo_12.1-1.27.2014_US

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! On Film Framelit Dies!

Hey there! I have another "fun-fold" card for you today! This time I used the Peachy Keen stamp set, On Film Framelit Dies, and I Am Me Designer Series Paper.


I used the smaller "film" die from the On Film Framelits to cut the Basic Gray cardstock frame, then inserted the Real Red-stamped "HELLO FRIEND" inside. I cut the Real Red arrow with another die from the set, then cut and embossed the camera with Silver Foil Paper.


On the flip-side, I stamped the tile-like stamp with Real Red, then stamped "HIP HIP HORRAY"  from Hip Notes with Basic Gray ink, and "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes with Real Red ink.


Up-close you can see the fine detail from the camera die in the On Film Framelit Dies!

The Peachy Keen stamp set has a camera stamp, but it doesn't exactly match the die, so I inked the camera die with my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker before cutting the Whisper White cardstock. It transferred the ink nicely, but I decided to go with the Silver Foil camera instead.

That's all for now. My hubby came down with this flu that has been going around, so I prepped for my next two classes like crazy today so I can take time to be sick if I have to! Please keep your fingers crossed that I don't get it!

You can order supplies to make this fun card by clicking HERE.

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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