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12/31 Last Chance Favorites from the 2012 Holiday Mini

These are pictures of some of my favorites that are NOT on our carry over list. They "may or may not" make the Annual Catalog. Don't take a chance! If you love them, get them!! Today is also the last day of 2012 . . . and the last day to take advantage of Double Happy Stamper Tokens!! Celebrate today and do the Happy Stamper dance!! Click HERE to learn about my Happy Stamper Token Program!
Scentsational Season Stamp Set (WM 121026, CM 121190), Holiday Collection Framelit Dies (127814) . . . or get the both with this number and save 15% Scentsational Season Bundle (WM 129945, CM 129946)

The Holiday Frame Embossing Folder did not carry forward. It's so elegant. Part number 127820.
And, the Joyous Celebrations stamp set. Loved that one! (WM 128066, CM 128069)

Oh, and this one . . . Winter Memories! Loved the ice skates and . . .

and of course the snowman building session is so sweet! (WM 127934, CM 127937)

And we can't forget Make a Mitten (WM 127940, CM 127943) w…

12/30 Sweet Threads Bundle Sneak Peek!

If you know me . . . you know I am not a sewer, or knitter or crocheter or cross-stitcher . . . but even I could not resist the Sweet Threads bundle in the upcoming 2013 Spring Mini Catalog! Stampin' Up! created a cute little kit to give that even gives people like me the sweet taste of cross stitching success! To emphasize just how slow I am at this . . . I timed myself. This is a simple, simple little cross stitching project and it took me 40 minutes from start to finish!! I have a feeling you will be able to stitch this up a little quicker than I did! haha! But I did my stamping lickity split! (I'm good at that!!)

If you are like me, you are probably a little sad that the Holiday Mini is coming to any end. It was awesome, awesome, awesome!! Please make sure that you have all your "want to order items" ordered before the end of the day on January 2. And, if you order from me . . . PLEASE get your orders in before the end of the year!! Why? Because I'm doing DO…

12/29 Spring Mini Cross My Heart Manly Card!

This is a fun birthday card with a bit of a "guy" feel to it. The plaid circles are sneak peek of a new stamp set coming up in the Spring Mini called Beyond Plaid. They are stamped and then circle punched. The buttons are knotted with Linen Thread and then adhered with a Glue Dot. The sentiment, from the new stamp set called Cross My Heart is stamped on a piece of Crumb Cake scrap, cut to size and then popped up on dimensionals.

The inside of the card uses more Beyond Plaid circles to carry the theme right on through. When I give this card away, I'll probably a stamp a sentiment on the inside panel from our Bring on the Cake stamp set . . . but that can be customized later to fit the person that it's going to.

Have you heard? I'm starting my birthday celebration early with double Happy Stamper Tokens through December 31 on all online orders, or you can email your orders to me, too. What is a Happy Stamper Token? Find out HERE! Have a great day and thank you for…

12/28 Bright 12x12 Birthday Pages

You can't get the winter blues when you make this set of birthday pages!! For some reason . . . it's really bright on the screen!! yikes . . . in real life, it's not quite so neon! lol! I created these pages with just a couple of minor changes based on a set of scrapbook pages that I received in a swap at Convention from Julie Salva. Oh what fun it is to have birthday pages at your fingertips . . . party and picture ready!!

If you are in the Twin Cities area, join me and my customers at Open Scrapbooking on January 17. You can read all about it HERE. It's a lot of fun and I add new members to our club all year long so please don't hesitate to join us!

Help me celebrate my birthday a little early this year with double Happy Stamper Tokens through December 31 on all online orders, or you can email your orders to me, too. What is a Happy Stamper Token? Find out HERE! Have a great day and thank you for stopping by Stamping to Share!!

Stamps: Patterned Party (WM 123065,…

12/27 Pretty Winter Scrapbook Pages for January

In January,  at my Open Scrapbook Club on the 17th, we are going to be making this gorgeous set of winter pages. If you click on the picture, you will be able to see these pages in more detail . . . including some Sale-a-bration paper and ribbon that won't be available to get FREE until January 22. These pages do use the Snow Flurry Die from the Holiday Mini catalog which is only available to order through January 2 . . . but how can I resist using it in January?? On average, it's our snowiest month up here in MN!! And, how about those jumbo sized rhinestones?? They have so much sparkle and accent the snow flakes just perfectly!! Available in our Spring Mini starting January 3. I'll have my birthday pages to share with you tomorrow!!

Don't forget . . . It's DOUBLE HAPPY STAMPER TOKENS through the end of December!! (I'm celebrating my birthday a little bit early and wanted to share the fun with you!!) Read more about my Happy Stamper Rewards program by clicking…

12/26 Cross My Heart Love Heart & Token News

I hope you had a lovely Christmas spent with family or friends or just relaxing. I hope it was the same for me, too! lol . . . I'm actually writing this post up pre-Christmas to be posted after Christmas!

First the card . . . sneak peek!! The sweet little crossword is from a new set called Cross My Heart debuting in the Spring Mini on January 3. It's a great little set . . . in a couple of days I'll give you a little peek at a manly birthday card that I made using this same set. The Love Heart is from our Assortment Two set from Stamp Sets Gone Single series. This pilot program to offer single clear mount stamps will ending on January 2 so only a few more days to go.

The other thing that will be ending on January 2 is our Holiday Mini catalog. It was the BEST ONE EVER!! I'm sure I must have over half of the items in there and don't regret a single purchase!! A few of the items will be carried over . . . but a lot will not be. For example . . . the Scentsational …

12/23 Sweet Christmas RAKS

There's nothing like "homemade" that says you care. Thank you to all who stamp and share your creations at Christmas and throughout the year. Here are a few that I've received . . .

Have a wonderful Christmas!

12/22 More Sweet Gifts to Share . . . Scentsational Season & a Frosty Tea Light!

I can't believe the way my downline spoil me!! I've been getting sweet cards in the mail and drop offs by my door. My friend and downline member Mary Dagostino left a bag by my door with this cute drink packet holder and a snowman tea light. Mary stamped the images with the stamp set called Scentsational Season and cut them out with the coordinating framelit set . . . the bundle number is 129945 for wood mount and 129946 for clear mount. The sentiment is from Winter Memories. (WM 127934, CM 127937) These sets do not appear to be carrying over . . . at least I know they are not listed as carryovers in the Spring Mini.

I was so tickled to get one of these Snowman Tea Lights from Mary. I've been seeing them all over the place on Pinterest and now I've got one, too!! She made the most darling box for it with a peek a boo cover. Just look how cute it was all snuggled up in it's packaging!

I thought this picture really showed it off well. The eyes and mouth are not act…

12/21 Stampin' Up! Holiday Ornament Framelit Wreath Centerpiece

Isn't this Holiday Ornament Framelit Wreath Centerpiece just spectacular!! My downline and friend, Dorene Bye, created it for me and gave it to me for Christmas. She used the Holiday Ornament Framelits dies (127816) and the stamp set called Greetings of the Season (WM 128030, CM 128033).

This is a nice side view that shows how she used the Merry Mini Punch Pack (126882) with Silver (124005), Red (121790) and Champagne (127885) Glimmer paper to decorate the ornaments.  To see a video that teaches you how to make these ornaments, which can also be used individually as jar toppers, click HERE.

I know that if you are interested in recreating this centerpiece that you would want to see a picture of the back. Dorene hot glued the ornaments to a felt circle.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing this gift that my creative friend made for me. Thank you, Dorene, I so appreciate you and I am so grateful to have you on our team of Creative Crafters Stamping to Share.

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12/19 Stampin' Up! Love Heart

Here's another card that uses one of the Single Stamps from Assortment Two. You can see the PDF for this assortment by clicking HERE. The stamp is called Love Heart and it is a striking image that punches out with the Full Heart Punch. I used white on white layers with just a skinny little red border. Hope this inspires you to make a quick clean and simple card today!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: Love Heart (132334)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink: Real Red (126949)
Tools: Full Heart Punch (119883), Paper Piercer to make holes for the brads (126189)
Embellishments: Bright Brads (119740)
Adhesives: SNAIL (104332), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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12/18 Stampin' Up! New Years & a Video for Creatively Using Your Framelit Dies

Stampin' Up! has a selection of Single Stamps that you can purchase which are nice and timely for this time of year. I will show you another card tomorrow that uses these single stamps. You can see the single stamps I used today and will tomorrow by clicking HERE.

 The piece that holds the tent card up is made with the stamp set called Embellished Events. You might notice that my Apothecary Framelit piece has two sizes to it. Watch the video below to see how you can change the shapes and sizes of your framelit dies, too!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by Stamping to Share!

Stamps: New Years (132336), Embellished Events (WM 126495, CM 126497)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121044), Polka Dot Parade DSP ()
Ink: StazOn Black (101406)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch (118874), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Word Window Punch (119857), Paper Piercing Tool to make a hole for the brad…

12/17 Made for a You . . . a lovely RAK!

My fifth level upline, Cherie Manderschied, is always so wonderful about sending cards to the top sales people in her downline. I am always so excited to get a card from Cherie and this one is a great guy card, too, and you know how we always need ideas for those!! Thank you, Cherie.

Cherie mentioned in her card that she cased her card design from Susan Campfield, another talented demonstrator in our group. What a great way, too, to use up some scraps - love this design!

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by Stamping to Share. Be sure to check out the  Clearance Rack Blitz . . . still a lot of great deals for you.

Stamps: Made for You (WM 126340, CM126342), Alhambra Jumbo Wheel (126940)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Early Espresso (119686), More Mustard (100946), Cajun Craze (119684), Soft Suede (115318), Core'dinations Early Espresso (127848)
Ink: Cajun Craze (126965)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Woodgrain EF (127821), Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Decorative Lab…

12/14 HUGE Clearance Rack Blitz!! Starts TODAY!

December 14, 2012 - while supplies last

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.

The Fine Print
Only demonstrator and online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order-we're flexible like that. There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts! Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus!  Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items. Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in the my online store!Some examples of what's on sale!!
Alphabet Simple Letters Stampin' Up! Bigz Die
Price: $35.99 Baja Breeze 3/8" Pleated Satin …

12/13 . . . and a "cute" card made with Love!

I woke up this morning to a sweet email from Stampin' Up! along with a link to this cute video . . . a take off on the Twelve Days of Christmas. I couldn't wait to share it with you!

Have a wonderful day and I hope this leaves a smile on your face!!

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12/12 Stampin' Up! No Peeking Gift Card with Video Tutorial

Time for something "cute!" This No Peeking gift card holder will be sure to bring smiles to the lucky recipient.

This is the left side of the inside panel where you tuck away the gift card.

And this is the right side of the inside panel when you write you happy note.

I decided to make a video of this gift card holder . . . complete with measurements!! I'm always getting asked about measurements and honestly . . . I'm so bad about that stuff. I really just cut until it looks "right." But, this time I paid attention and I made notes of all the measurements for you!!

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Stamps: No Peeking (WM 126290, CM 126292)
Paper: Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902) Ink: StazOn Black (101406), Real Red (126949), Gumball Green (126861) Tools: Big Shot Ma…

12/10 Stampin' Up! Greeting Card Kids & Watercolor Wonder Video Tutorial

Sometimes I get so excited about whatever MINI catalog SU is promoting that I forget about my  tried and true stamps from our regular catalog. I almost made a Christmas card . . . but decided to be forward thinking and make something I can display in my studio for the next two months or so.  Greeting Card Kids is one of my very favorite regular line stamp sets. While I stamped and prepped for a couple of upcoming events, it was snowing and snowing and snowing. I would go out and sweep/shovel the deck off every hour or so. We grill all winter long and I like to feed and water the birds (and squirrels!) and keeping the deck snow free makes it all go a bit easier!

This is the inside of the card using the stamp set called Delightful Dozen which has great sentiments for year round stamping. I used an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Wonder Crayons to color the images that were stamped with StazOn Black ink. Below is a video to help you learn the basics if you are new to using Watercolor Crayo…