Friday, October 13, 2017

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Some facts about Breast Cancer (from

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • A woman's risk of breast cancer nearly doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • For women in the United States, breast cancer death rates are higher than death rates for any other type of cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.  For Asian, Hispanic, and Native-American women, the risk of developing and dying from breast cancer is lower.

What does this mean?  If you have at least 8 female friends or family members, you have probably been impacted in some way by this disease.

Here is a card of encouragement you can create and send to someone special.

  • Stamp SetsRibbon of Courage (w-143852, c-143855) or bundle with framelits  (w-145341, c-145342)
  • Card Stock – Thick White Cardstock (140272); Whisper White (100730); Powder Pink (144244); Smoky Slate (131202)
  • Stamp Pads – Powder Pink (144084); Smoky Slate (131179)
  • Misc. – Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (144687); Support Ribbon Framelit Dies (143749 or bundle with stamps, above); Dimensionals (104430); Big Shot  (143263)

  • Thick White Card Stock: 8½” x 5½”, scored to create card base         
  • Powder Pink Card Stock: 5¼” x 4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 1¾” x 3¼” for sentiment, 3½” x 2½” for ribbon
  • Smoky Slate Card Stock:  2” x 3¾”                 

  1. Emboss Powder Pink card stock using Quilt Top Embossing Folder and Big Shot. Adhere to front of thick white card base.
  2. On small white rectangle cardstock, stamp sentiment using Smoky Slate ink and tiny heart in Powder Pink. Layer onto Smoky Slate card stock. Attach to center of card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp bold ribbon using Powder Pink ink onto larger white cardstock. Stamp detailed ribbon stamp in Smoky Slate OVER THE TOP of the bold pink stamped image (if the Smoky Slate pad is really inky, you may want to stamp off the image once on a scrap paper first).
  4. Use framelits and Big Shot to cut out ribbon. Attach to left side of sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Elegant Kitty

Are you a cat lover?  Well, even if you're not, who can resist this sweet and pretty kitty!


  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. -  Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper (144610), Big Shot (143263), Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Rhinestones (144220), Basic Black 3/8” Ribbon (144129), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Liquid Glue (110755)

  • Basic Black: 8 ½ x 5 ½, Scraps
  • Whisper White: 4 x 5 ¼


  1. Using the Big Shot and Garden Trellis embossing folder, emboss Whisper White layer.  
  2. Tack Ribbon to backside and adhere to card front.  Tie your bow and adhere with a glue dot.
  3. Using the Cat Punch, punch two basic black cats from scraps. Adhere the 1st cat using Mono Liquid Glue and the 2nd cat using dimensionals.  
  4. Punch out the 3rd cat from the Spooky Nights DSP .
  5. Using Versamark ink, ink 3rd cat and then emboss using the heat tool and Clear embossing powder.  Adhere on top of the other layered cats.
  6. Adhere rhinestones for the elegant kitty’s choker collar.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

$1,000 Party!

Are you excited about all the new products?

NOW is the time to gather your friends, show them the new catalog, and get their order!

Or, just maybe, it is time to relax with your new catalog and make your own wish list!


I am inviting you to the $1,000 Party to give EVERYONE a chance to participate in the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! HOST!

HOW?  It’s super easy!  Collect orders that equal $100 OR order $100 yourself.

WHY?   Nine people that turn in orders of $100 will receive $20 in FREE product and the tenth person will receive the Merry Patterns Stamp Set!
Normally, you need to purchase $150 in order to receive $15 in free host benefits.  By combining orders, EVERYONE can be a HOST!  You can submit AS MANY $100 ORDERS as you like!


1.     Let me know you plan to participate and how many $100 orders you plan to place.  Each $1,000 party is limited to 10.
2.     Once the party has 10 spots filled, I will notify you to place the order.
3.     You can order by:
a.    Online – host code will be sent with notification.  You must use the host code in order to qualify for the $20 FREE.  Then, send me an email with your items you would like for $20 (cannot go over this amount).
b.    Order through me – Send me your order through email along with your items you would like for $20 (cannot go over this amount).  You can pay me with cash, check or credit card.  Payment must be received before the order can be placed.
4.     Any items shipped to me (including the FREE host benefits) will need to have pick up, delivery, or shipping arranged.
5.     Orders MUST BE PLACED no later than Friday, October 27th.  Sign-ups close October 20th.


Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to be a host without having to clean your house, make snacks or even order $150 of product!

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the catalog!  Or, get excited and share it with friends.

Don’t wait!  Sign up TODAY!

Happy OWL-oween!

It's almost Halloween and there's still time to make some treats!

Here's a cute little treat bag that is super easy to create.  Instructions and products used below!

  • Stamp Set - Spooky Cat (P-144749)
  • Stamp Pads - Basic Gray (140932), Basic Black (140931)
  • Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Misc. – Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610), Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177), Big Shot (143263), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547), Magnetic Platform (130658), Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639), 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread (104199), Pumpkin Pie Marker (131259-Brights set), Basic Black Marker (100082), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

  • Spooky DSP: 3” x 3” of orange piece with black tree
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock:  2" x 11"
  • Wood Textures DSP:  6" x 6" (2)
  • Burlap Ribbon: 10”
  • Linen Thread: 8”

  1. Cut Spooky DSP at 3” between every tree piece. (You will end up with 16 pieces per DSP sheet.)
  2. Using Basic Gray ink, stamp owl so feet are resting on tree branch.
  3. Using Basic Black ink, stamp “happy owloween” onto owl.
  4. Using Pumpkin Pie marker, color in beak and feet. Using Basic Black marker, color in white around eyes. Attach small black rhinestone into center of each eye. Set aside.
  5. Using Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, cut out bag and put together using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  6. Adhere stamped DSP square to bag front with dimensionals in each corner.
  7. Thread piece of Burlap Ribbon around bag, through owl piece and tie linen thread into a bow around ends of burlap. Trim off as desired.
  8. Attach three black rhinestones to bottom of bag.
  9. Cut 8-10 1/8” strips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Roll around end of a pencil to create a curled piece.
  10. Put a glue dot on one end of curled pieces and attach to inside of bag. You might need to re-curl strips once strips are positioned.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

My Little Drummer Boy

My Drummer Boy is not so little anymore.  13-years-old and he passed his dad and me up in height this year!

Here he is in his kilt.  He's a member of the Glasgow Scottie Band and the band wears kilts for our home band competition, football games, parades, and concerts.

Here he is in the middle on Bass 1 (or as I like to call it - the Baby Bass!)  This is the marching band competition uniforms.  The Musselburgh (burgh is pronounce "boro") tartan is one that we have adopted.  You can see hints of it on the competition uniforms.  Musselburgh is a city just outside of Edinburgh, Scotland.

As soon as I spied the Musical Season Bundle, I knew I had to have it!  We are a musical family, so you will never see this bundle in a retired pile.  I just LOVE it!

So here's the card I created!

  • Stamp SetsMusical Season Bundle (146049-c, 146048-w); Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set (141936)
  • Card Stock – Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock (144245); Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
  • Stamp Pads – Lemon Lime Twist Ink (144086); Tuxedo BIack Memento Ink (132708)
  • Misc. – Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (144623); Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639); Stamping Sponges (141337); Big Shot (143263); Dimensionals (104430); Mini Dimensionals (144108)

  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:  8½” x 5½”; 4¼” x 5½” minimum scrap
  • Basic Black Card Stock:            5¼” x 4”; 2¼” x 3” minimum scrap
  • Merry Music Specialty DSP:      3¾” x 5”                       

  1. Stamp spray with Lemon Lime Twist ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock three (3) times.
  2. Stamp spray in right bottom middle - corner on Merry Music Specialty DSP with Lemon Lime Twist ink. 
    • Note: stamp 3 – 5 times, some without reinking the stamp.
  3. Sponge with Lemon Lime Twist ink randomly on Merry Music Specialty DSP – including over the top of the stamped images.
  4. Cut the sprays with the Big Shot and framelits; cut the drummer boy from Basic Black cardstock scrap.
  5. Stamp “PA RUM PUM PUM PUM” using the Labeler Alphabet set and Memento Ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock; cut with snips.
    • Note:  stamp each letter separately.
  6. Adhere layers to card base.
  7. Adhere sprays to card.
  8. Adhere drummer boy with dimensionals.
  9. Adhere “PA RUM PUM PUM PUM” with mini dimensionals.
  10. Add black rhinestone jewels to the middle of random snowflakes on the DSP.