Wednesday, July 31, 2013


 This beautiful card did not come with a name on it so I cannot give the person the credit she deserves.  The stamp set used is Secret Garden, and each flower was embossed to give it a beautiful raised effect.

   Gigi Parido created this beautiful card using the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper.

Diane Bizzell created this beautiful card using several different elements.  Venetian Romance DSP,  a Very Vintage Designer Button, Natural Trim ribbon, and Trust God stamp set. 
Jean Nauta made this card using the Serene Silhouettes
stamp set.  She did a beautiful job sponging the background.

I hope you enjoyed todays cards from the swaps I received at convention last week.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013


If you are a Florida Residents it's time to celebrate, because the state of Florida is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $15 per item from August 2-4.  Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be tax-free during the holiday period.  You must place your order with Stampin' Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Florida sales tax holiday: 
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
Please place your order with me.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Perfect Blend Stamp Set
Cathe Valdez swapped this card with me.  I love how she corrugated the middle of the cup.  She also used the Alphabet Press  Embossing Folder for the back ground.

Wetlands stamp set.
Olivia Studley made this card for her swaps.  Simple but very elegant.

Truly Grateful stamp set. 
This card was made by Susan Fields.

Flower Shop stamp set
This card was designed by Cathy Bartlett.  



Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe one of your customers has a special family logo or a sketch she'd like to have as a stamp. Well now she can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!
How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.
Intrigued? We know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (we suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust us, you're gonna want it).
Item #
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*
*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.
Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet
Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! We know you'll have a "look what I made!" moment.
We'd love to see what you make with your kit. Please e-mail us a photo of your creations and any projects you make with your carved stamps to so we can pin your photos to our Undefined Pinterest board!
Available July 19, 2013.


The 25 Stampin' Up! Convention 2013 was amazing!!  Unfortunately I was not able to post news from convention on my blog because I either ran out of time or did not have internet access.  The pace at convention is so fast, and there is very little time for anything extra.  We were so busy swapping cards, taking classes, going to the General Sessions and learning about future products, and seeing fabulous demonstrations, and attending the biggest party ever to celebrate Stampin' Up's! 25 anniversary.

Here are just a few pictures I took during the 3 day convention.  

Salt Lake City Convention Center
Thousands of demonstrators visiting, and swapping cards

Convention Theme
Prize Patrol handing out our back packs

These back packs were stuffed full with Stampin' Up! Products!!

Center Stage

Walls of card Samples

More card samples

And more.

25 Year Celebration

Center Stage

25 Year Celebration
25 Year Celebration

Fabulous Deserts

Shelli Gardner with Susy Miller

My group of wonderful demonstrators
(I'm in the back, under the letter L & E)

My wonderful Up-line Linda Heller

Card Samples

More Card Samples
...and more.

I absolutely LOVE Stampin' Up! and I cannot wait until next years convention!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up!
Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit133463
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Wow, what can I say...I've been gone from my blog for over a month.  This summer is flying by and I'm so far behind on posting. I'm leaving tomorrow morning for Salt Lake City, Utah for Stampin' Up!'s 25 Anniversary.  I'm so excited and I will be posting here as much as possible giving you all the new and exciting news from convention.  

Here are a couple sample cards  I made at my upline Linda Keller's stamping get together last month.  All stamping supplie are from the new 2013-2014 catalog.


Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower