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August 2014

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day, Fall is Almost Here!

Hey there. It's Sunday Swap Day, and I have some fun swaps to share made with new Holiday Catalog stuff!

First, Jackie Ordway used the For All Things set with Color Me Autumn Designer Paper and an Autumn Wooden Element:


Emily Tull used Color Me Autumn paper with For All Things, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Autumn Accents Bigz Die and new Note Tag Punch:


Cathy Stephenson used Freaky Friends, Ghoulish Greetings, and Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper for her spooky creation:


Cathy got double-duty from one little strip of designer paper for both the outside and inside, then finished with a sentiment from Mingle All the Way:


Finally, Susie Wood used the same Mingle All the Way sentiment with the bat from Project Life Holiday Cheer and Back to Black Designer Paper:


These are just a few of the Holiday Catalog swaps I received this month! I almost wish it was Sunday again tomorrow so I could show you more, and maybe I will!

Here's the supply list for today's cards. To order, just click on any image or click HERE and you will hop right over to my online store where it's easy to set up an account and start ordering!

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Stampin'Up! Calling All Heros for Ben!

Hey there! August in the Payne family means SIX birthdays! We start the month with Liam, then Ava, Kimberly, Ben, me, and finish up with Cody! Liam and Ava had parties that included both sides of their families (grandparents and friends), but we always try to get all the Payne Clan together one Sunday to celebrate the month's birthdays. Right now we have no birthdays in January, March, April, & June, but Alisa's new little one will most likely fill in January, so soon we may have a birthday celebration every month of the year!

Ben has always liked superheros, so I used the Calling All Heros set to make a grown-up card for him. You can see the little-guy card I made for Liam HERE.


The Circle Card Thinlets Die set was perfect for this card. The star thinlet is included in the set, and the Calling All Heros contains the alphabet!




The Stampin' Pierce Mat is an ESSENTIAL help when you are stamping with photopolymer stamps like these!

That's all for now. Here's the supply list for Ben's card. When you are ready to order (and with Holiday Catalog products now available, why wait?) please visit my online store HERE

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Stampin' Up! Another Bright & Beautiful Card!

Hey there! Have you SEEN the Holiday Catalog yet? I think it's the BEST Holiday Catalog EVER, and that's saying alot, considering the great job Stampin' Up! does coming up with fun, trendy, and downright ADORABLE stuff for us to craft with year after year!

Today's card is the 2nd of the three Virtual Online Christmas Card Class cards  for September using the Bright & Beautiful Bundle:

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Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, with a pop of Silver Glimmer makes an elegant card, the complete opposite of yesterday's "homespun" look!

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Virtual Online Christmas Card Club Details:

  • Club lasts four months: September through December 2014.
  • On the first of the month I will post three Christmas Card designs (two each of 3 different designs) here on my blog and via email, including supply lists so you can order the stamps, ink, etc. to make them.
  • By the 10th of the month, place your order of at least $35 in my Online Store using the Hostess Code I will post. Your order will ship direct to you, arriving in about a week.
  • Around the 12th of the month, I will begin posting how-to videos on my blog. Everyone can view the videos, but only club members will receive the kits to make them.
  • Around the 15th of the month you will receive a parcel via mail containing pre-cut cardstock, embellishments, envelopes, and detailed instructions.
  • NOTE: December's class will be gift tags, gift-card holders, and thank-you's.

Benefits of joining the club:

  • Pre-cut & pre-scored cardstock, embellishments and envelopes to make 6 projects every month - 24 projects total.
  • Your choice of either two Annual Caalog Hostess Sets OR one any value set from either the Annual or Holiday Catalog.
  • A fun suprise in your kit packet every month!

Contact me with any questions or to join: 618-237-6281 or

What you need to do today: Contact me today to join, then choose two (2)  Hostess Sets from the current Annual Catalog OR one (1) set of any value from the Annual or Holiday Catalog and email me your choice(s). You must commit to placing a minimum $35 order in my Online Store all four club months to receive your stamp set(s) at the end.

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

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Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Is Live TODAY!

Hey there! The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is NOW LIVE! yay! You can order NOW!!!

Been playing again with the Bright & Beautiful Bundle (only available at a 15% savings until Monday, August 31st):

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This is a  September Christmas Class card and  a Virtual Online Christmas Club card too! (more details coming via email and post later today)

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If you don't have a Holiday Catalog, click this image to go to my store to view:


Just announced! Good Greetings Promotion! Host a $300 party by October 31st, receive the Good Greetings Hostess Set extra and free from Stampin' Up!

***You don't have to have an actual party, just gather orders and/or place your own order of $300 in my online store. You'll get this set as an extra freebie!***


I used "merry christmas" from Good Greetings on my card today. I earned this set free from Stampin' Up! earlier this year!

BTW: the "Short & Sweet" Starter Kit promotion ENDS today, ($150 worth of Stampin' Up! products for $99 in your starter kit) so if you have been thinking about trying out the Stampin' Up! demonstrator experience, go to my Online Store HERE  and click the "join the fun" tab on the far right.

Here's the supply list for today's card. Everthing used can be purchased or earned free in my Online Store

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Stampin' Up! Just Sayin' from Katie!

Hey there! Another birthday card came today! yay! I don't consider it a "belated" birthday card, it's just a continuation!

My downline, Katie, created this card just for me!


The Just Sayin' stamps, Word Bubble framelits, and Little Letters Thinlets worked well with Sweet Taffy Designer Paper, didn't they?


Inside Katie used images from the Amazing Birthday set with the Banners framelits.

Thanks so much for the lovely card, Katie!

Liam was here for a few hours Tuesday. When his daddy gets off from school, he brings lunch for them both:


Dippin' your nuggets is the best!

That's all for now. Here's the supply list for Katie's card:

Click on any image to be taken to my  online store to place your order!
Note: the Bluesox Rewards Program is going to be changing on September 15th. All remaining Bluesox tokens will be updated and converted to the new program on that date. If you want to cash in your tokens before September 15th or have any questions, please contact me!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin'Up! Big News from Angela!

Hey there! My sweet downline, Angela, came by today to pick up some things, and while she was here she gave me my birthday card:

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Since this was hand-delivered, she was able to make the envelope extra-special too!

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Thanks for the great card, my friend!

Here's the supply list for Angela's card. When you are ready to order you can go to my Online Store HERE

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Stampin'Up! Kinda Eclectic!

Hey there! I had a fun day yesterday for my birthday! I got to do all of my favorite things: worship at church, then spent the afternoon eating, visiting, swimming, playing with the grand-babies, playing cards with my kids, and even stamping a little bit! yay!

Today I have another card we made at the Bloomin' Beautiful Class. This one I used a swap by Jackie Ordway as my inspiration:
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LOVE these colors together: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, and Mossy Meadow! It's a calm and pretty card!

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The only stamp I added that didn't come with Kinda Ecletic was the "thank you" from Sassy Salutations.

This was a quick and easy addition to the class!

Here's a supply list. When you are ready to order you can go here:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! Sunday Swap Day, Happy Birthday to Me!

Hey there! Today is my birthday! yay! I'm so thankful for another year, my Savior and future home in heaven, my husband, my sweet kids and grandbabies, my stampin' friends, and paper crafting!

Donna and Jennifer surprised me with a cake when they came to class yesterday! They made me feel special, and the chocolate cake was yummy too! (although I'm gluten-free now, I couldn't resist having a little sliver! lol!)

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Birthday cards have been arriving in the mail all week!

The first card to arrive was from my dear friend and former downline, Becky!

Becky used Blooming with Kindness to wish me a happy day!


Michelle used Hot Diggity Dog and the What's Up punch. She used a tiny piece of washi tape for the doggie's collar!


Angie sent this gorgeous folding card. She used Flower Shop, Life's Adventure Hostess, and Endless Birthday Wishes:


This card came in an over-sized envelope, of course!


Tudy sent me a lovely fall-themed creation:


And Lisa used Sketched Birthday with Confetti Celebration Designer Paper:


Thank you, friends, for making my birthday special!

Something else that would make my day special? Online Orders!

Go to my Online Store today ! All orders placed today with me will receive a special thank-you card and surprise from me!

That's all for now! Time to get ready for church!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!


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Stampin' Up! Summer Silhouettes!

Hey there! Here's another card we are making at my classes this weekend using Summer Silhouettes. This card was a convention swap from Kathy Morgan:

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This card is deceptively simple. It's all stamping with a little punching, then cutting  & embossing with the Big Shot!

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The Deco Label framelits used to cut the front layers are on sale this month in one of the Big Shot Bundles:


Decorative Goodies Bundle: Oh My Goodies Stamp Set + Deco Labels Framelits Collection. Wood-mount Bundle #138924 $42.25

                   Clear-mount Bundle #138921 $35.95

Place your order in my Online Store and I will send you today's a completed Summer Silhouettes card and the tutorial to make it!

Click on this link to my Online Store:

Supply list for today:

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