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September 2014

Stampin' Up! Under the Tree Tag a Bag Tags Part 2!

Hey there! Sweet news! In addition to Lando, our new grandson coming in early January, we are also getting a new granddaughter in February! yay!

Thanks for letting me gush a bit! As promised, here's the rest of Karen Trelfa's tags from Founder's:

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Sorry for the fuzziness, they didn't  re-size well.

All contain an element from the Under the Tree Tag a Bag  Accessory Kit:

Festival of Trees, Tree Punch, Label Love, Trim the Tree Designer Paper Stack:

Tag 1

That's the Ticket, Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack:

Tag 2

Holiday Home stamps, Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies:

Tag 3

Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack, Making Spirits Bright stamps:

Tag 4

Making Spirits Bright stamps, Gold 1/8" Ribbon:

Tag 5

White Christmas stamps, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Frosted Sequins, Rhinestones:

Tag 6

Gold Glimmer paper, Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies:

Tag 7

Mosaic Maddness stamps, Mosaic punch, Holiday Invitation stamps, Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon:

Tag 8

Christmas Bliss photopolymer stamps, Gold Metallic Baker's Twine:

Tag 9

Christmas Bliss photopolymer stamps, Silver Glimmer paper, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack:

Tag 10

To view the first part of these tags, click HERE

To order supplies to make your favorites, check out the supply list below, then click this link to order in my online

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Oh Snap! for Jessica!

Hey there! We had a busy weekend! Saturday I did a Stamp-a-Stack for my friend Cindy Lisk. Afterwards I picked up groceries and then it was home to prep for our Payne Clan gathering on Sunday for my oldest daughter, Jessica's, birthday!

Of course I had to make her a special card. This one has been brewing in my brain for awhile:


A camera shaker! I used my Envelope Punch board to create the camera shape!



Coordinated the envelope:


More pics from our day. First, my three daughters, Kimberly (expecting her second child in February), Jessica (she has 4 children), and Alisa (expecting her second child in January) !

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Jessica & I. I was thrilled to have my first baby girl 36 years ago. She has grown up into a beautiful woman inside and out! I am so blessed by her life.

September 28 my girl 2

A mini family photo shoot for Alisa, Cody, and Oakley:

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Jaxon enjoying the high-flying "baby swing"! And yes, Liam was safely out of the way.

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Jaxon's "nap". Liam didn't want his buddy to miss the fun, so he climbed right in with him!

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Altogether a lovely day!

You can order all your supplies in my Online Store:

The program I have been using to generate the supplies listing is not working for me today, so here's a quick listing of suppiles I used to create Jessica's camera card:

Envelope Punch Board #133774 $19.95

Basic Black cardstock #121045 $6.95

Whisper White cardstock #100730 $8.50

Strawberry Slush cardstock #131295 $6.95

Zig Zag Textured Impressions Folder #133738 $7.95

2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906 $16.95

2" Circle Punch #133782 $16.95

1 3/4" Circle Punch #119850 $16.95

Ticket Duo Punch #126883 $15.95

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787 $16.95

Amazing Birthday #134225 $28.95 wood-mount, #134228 $20.95 clear-mount

Hip Notes #133501 $14.95 wood-mount, #133504 $11.95 clear-mount

Project Life Remember This #135786 photopolymer $15.95

2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment #133631 $4.95

Shaker Frames #124155 $4.95

Window Sheets #114323 $4.95

Memento Tuxedo Black ink #132708 $5.95

Strawberry Slush ink #131178 $5.95

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Under the Tree Tag a Bag Tags!

Hey there! It's Friday! I love Fridays. Everyone is just so much more relaxed, anticipating the weekend!

Today I'm sharing a collection of tags that Karen Trelfa shared with us at Founder's. She used the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit for her jumping-off place, then went crazy with her embellishments!

Let me just start by saying today's share is only half of her set. I will be sharing the other half tomorrow:


These are just the CUTEST tags! I didn't turn them over to photograph the back, but many have the "to: from:" on the opposite side.


Tag 1

Stamps from Cheerful Tags, snowflake from the Snowflake Card Thinlet Dies.

Tag 2

Stamps and clothespin from Cheerful Tags, sequins from Frosted Sequins pack, gold stars from the Confetti Stars Punch.

Tag 3

Mosaic Madness stamps & punch, "BE MERRY" from the Holiday Invitation set.

Tag 4

Snowflake Card Thinlets Die for the snowflake and the Red Glimmer "joy", "christmas" from Endless Wishes.

Tag 5

Real Red 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, That's the Ticket stamp.

Tag 6

White Christmas stamps, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.

Tag 7

Festival of Trees, Good Greetings Hostess sets, Gold 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star punch).

Tag 8

Home for the Holidays stamps and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Tag 9

Label Love and the Artisan Label Punch.

Tag 10

Festival of Trees stamps, Tree punch, Good Greetings stamps, and Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies.

That's all for now! I will post the supply list for all the tags at the end of tomorrow's post so you can decide what you are going to buy!

I have a LOT of prep to get done today for my stamp camp tonight in Marion, IL, and my Stamp-a-Stack tomorrow morning in Nashville, IL!

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Trim the Tree and Cheerful Christmas!

Hey there! Today's card was created before the "big computer crash". I am finally starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel of sorting, deleting, and uploading to Dropbox!

I used the Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack and the Cheerful Christmas stamp set:


When the card opens:


Here's the supply list for this card. When I get the class handout made for this one I will add some tips for cutting and folding the front of this double gate-fold card.

You can purchase all the supplies to make this in my online store:

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Stampin'Up! Spooktacular Projects!

Hey there! Just a quick post today. I have a dentist appointment this afternoon, so I don't have much time to chat!

Today I want to finally show you the projects I had prepared for the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop earlier this month. My hard drive collapsed on the eve of the hop, so I had to pull out at the last minute. I had my projects ready but not my blog post. When the hard drive went down my pictures went with it. Fortunately I had not deleted the pictures from my camera card. I've been working daily to get my pics in order, a little bit at a time, but it's a daunting and time-consuming project!

Without further ado, here's my Spooktacular Projects:


I used the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper as my jumping-off place for inspiration, as well as brought back from the past the little candy-favor punch spiders!

That's all for now. I'm hosting a free World Cardmaking Day event at my house on Saturday, October 4th. These little kitties and spiders will be just a few of the projects my stampers will get to choose from when they attend. I will be posting the fall-themed projects soon.

Of course, all the supplies for these projects can be purchased in my online store here:

Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin'Up! New Weekly Deals September 23-29!

Hey there! It's Weekly Deals Day! yay! I'm pretty excited about this week's deals! LOTS of Big Shot products - even one I don't have! The Party Pennants Die has been on my Wish List (yes, I do have one!) since the Annual Catalog came out, so it's  defintely on my order this week!

Contact me to order or go direct to my online store:

You can also click on any of the items listed below and that will take you to my store too!

NOTE: The prices shown are the regular catalog pricing. When you go to my online store the SALE prices will be in effect: 25% OFF!!!!

Use Hostess Code: BYEZBY4Q

When you place an order of at least $35 (before shipping and sales tax) you will receive your choice of a fall or halloween tutorial in your inbox free from me!

That's all for now. I have three workshops to prep for this week, a doctor's appointment AND a dentist appointment! eeek! I'm also still adding back more features that were lost when my hard-drive crashed before Founder's. Yesterday I unpacked, did a mountain of laundry, restored my Pinterest button on my toolbar and signed up for a terabyte of storage for my photos and documents with Dropbox. Yikes!
Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day Founder's Circle Style!

Hey there! AS you are reading this I am on my way home from the Founder's Circle Retreat. I'm sorry it's over, but glad to be going home!

For my swap shares today I took some pics of display samples brought to Founder's by demonstrators so I have no idea who the creators are.

First, a gorgeous but easy card with For All Things from the Holiday Catalog:


For All Things again, but with a cool fold:


A merge of Wondrous Wreath with Fall Fest:


I am pretty sure this 12 x 12 Halloween framed art was made by Glenda Travelstead:


Festival of Trees:


Festival of Trees framed:


A Petite Cafe bag from the Holiday Catalog with a punched tree (the punch matches the Festival of Trees set!)


That's all for now. I will be home soon! yay! Be sure to come back and see more Founder's Circle stuff tomorrow!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Day Two!

Hey there! Oh my! Stampin' Up! really knows how to spoil their demonstrators! Thank you Stampin' Up! and my stampin' customer friends for making it possible for me to enjoy this retreat!

Thursday, September 18th was all about relaxing and being spoiled rotten by Stampin' Up!


I spent much of my day in the Gathering Place, relaxing and visiting with friends!


Stampin' Up! decorated the Gathering Place to reflect the "Home for the Holidays" theme!

This is my friend Derek Christiansen. Derek & I go way back to the first Stampin' Up! Regional I ever attended. Derek & I have a special bond because he interviewed me on stage at the Kansas City Regional. It was his and my first appearance on stage for Stampin' Up! Derek is now runs all of the events for Stampin' Up!, but he always has time to chat with old friends!


Founder's Circle wouldn't be Founder's Circle without yummy treats:

Besides offering a vast array of yumminess for our tummies, each jar was beautifully decorated with adorable tags to inspire our creativity!


Pretty much all the decor was accented with products from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! BTW: we get to keep the mug! yay!


The highlight of this day, of course, is the Business Share and Swap!

Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner, greeted us, then it was on to the Share and the Swap, all while wearing our jammies!

Here's all 113 of the swaps I created with the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and Star framelit dies:


Here are swaps I received in return:


You will be getting to see these up-close in the next few weeks of Sunday Swap Days!

That's all for now! I will be sharing more Founder's Circle fun over the next few days, but be sure to come back tomorrow for Sunday Swap Day!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!



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Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Day One!

Hey there. Let me start by stating how very sorry I am for my absence. My hard-drive collapse, coupled with final preparations to leave for the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Retreat, and then the whirwind of travel, has left me with no opportunity to blog at all!

Here's my technology status:

  • New hard-drive for computer: CHECK
  • Windows 7 Installed until replacement Windows 8 disc arrives from HP: CHECK
  • Major bookmarks and log-ins re-established: CHECK
  • Pictures re-loaded from camera SD card: CHECK
  • LOOONG process of categorizing said pictures: BEGUN

Things are still not where I want them to be: I still have to re-create my Carol Payne Stamps watermark in Picmonkey, re-edit the three September Christmas Card Class videos and get them uploaded to Youtube, and get my back-up programs established so when (and there's always a when) this happens again it won't be quite so devastating.

That said, let me just say that so far the 2014 Founder's Circle Retreat has been all and more than I expected it to be! If you are my friend on Facebook or follow me on Instagram (if you want to follow me I'm instagrammy1959) you were able to see my progress across the country on Wednesday to first Las Vegas by plane and to St George, Utah by bus.

A couple of weeks ago I received this packet in the mail from Stampin'Up! containing my travel documents and info for the event:
Inside were luggage tags, flight info, and an itinerary for each day:


Arrival day itinerary:


Here's my first glimpse of my home-away-from-home for the next few days;

Each Founder's Circle member has a WHOLE ROOM all their own! You just want to pinch yourself! Each year they decorate the doors with a special memento of the event:


Shortly after our arrival we met in the Gathering Place to pick up our name badges, play a little Holiday Catalog Trivia game, receive a little welcome gift, then our first activity with our teams. I'm a Nutcracker!


Each team worked together to assemble and decorate a gingerbread house!

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We then enjoyed a delicious and beautifully appointed "Holiday Welcome" meal:


Every day we receive gifts, culminating each night with "the pillow gift"! Here's my collection from just Day 1:

Day one gifts

The "lumps of COAL"-wrapped package contained a brand-new stamp set and framelits from next Spring's Occasions Catalog! Sweet!

That's all for now! I will be back tomorrow with more Founder's Circle fun!

Until then, have a Stampingrox! day!

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Stampin' Up! No Sunday Swap Day, yet!

Hey there. No Sunday Swap Day, "yet". I say "yet" because the wayward discs have been found! yay! After I turned my house upside down throughout the day yesterday, my sweet husband came home and found them after only about 30 minutes! It's not that he knew where to look, he just sifted through some shelves that I hadn't look through enough.

Another bright side to this: some areas of my house that have need serious organization have been paid attention to! yay!

Troy will be bringing the laptop back to me this afternoon, and if all goes well, should have me up and running by this evening! yay!

Just in time too, as tomorrow is the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! I have my project ready, I will just have to re-load the pictures onto my new hard drive, edit, and post!

Also, a friend is coming over this afternoon to help me work on my Founder's Circle swaps, all 113 of them! My daughter, Kimberly, is going to help too, so it should go much faster than just me by myself! yikes!

So hoping to get a few quick swaps on here later today. If not, I will post them on Tuesday after the blog hop is over.

Be sure to check back at least tomorrow for the hop! Our theme this month is "Spook-tacular", so I bet you can guess what that means! lol! Come take the hop tomorrow, starting with my blog (I hope!), then "hopping" through 12 other of my Stampin' Up! demonstrator sister's blogs to see their fun projects!

If something goes wrong with the laptop re-start, I will post the listed links for the hop so you can take it even if I can't post my project.

That's all for now, time to get ready for church!

Until tomorrow, or later today, have a Stampingrox! day!