Get Ready, Set Go!!!

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they are anticipating that a few of the items from the Holiday Catalog may go on backorder because of popular demand.  So if you are planning to order, please do so as soon as you can on 28 August 2014.My Top Ten favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  They are not listed in any certain order – it was toooooo hard to select the order!Wondrous Wreath… Read More »

Holiday Carryover List

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 is the last day to order from the Holiday Carryover List.  Click here to start your shopping. Holiday Carryover List: Joyful Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set [131805] $16.95 Joyful Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set [131802] $22.95 Evergreen Clear-Mount Stamp Set [127973] $18.95 Evergreen Wood-Mount Stamp Set [127970] $25.95 Greetings Of The Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set [128033] $11.95 Greetings Of The Season Wood-Mount Stamp Set [128030] $15.95 Christmas Collectibles… Read More »

Weekly Deals for 26 August through 1 September 2014

It seems there has been at least one framelit and one punch every week for the last couple of months.  It’s a great way to stock up on your punches and dies.Check out the deals for this week!  But remember these are available only while supplies ! Blossom Punch [125603] $16.95 $12.71 Chocolate Chip 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon [130014] $8.95 $6.71 Circles Collection Framelits Dies [130911] $26.95 $20.21 Essentials Hardware Clips… Read More »

For All Things

Happy Tuesday everyone!  If it’s Tuesday, it must be weekly deals time – right?  I’ll have that posted later today but in the meantime I wanted to show a card I made today using the For All Things Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.I hope you have received your copy of the Holiday Catalog by now but if you haven’t, please let me know and I’ll get one out to… Read More »

Masculine Monday – King of the Grill

Today’s card is for my son-in-law, David’s birthday,  who loves to grill.  Did I ever tell you that there used to be five Davids in our immediate family?  My hubby, his son, my son-in-law, his father and last, my grandson, David Ray Bradford III!I am sure glad that Stampin’ Up! made the King of the Grill available as a digital download because it’s always been a favorite.  I printed it… Read More »

August 2014 My Paper Pumpkin

Have you seen the August Paper Pumpkin kit yet? Watch to see how fun and simple this kit is to put together. Wonder what the surprise will be next month? Learn more at If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a… Read More »

Little Letters, Big Possibilities

There are so many things to love about the new annual catalog.  Probably my favorite new tool is the Little Letters Thinlits Die.   It’s so versatile.   My favorite way to use it is actually to use the negative spaces.   Little Letters Thinlits Die #133730 $28.95The trickiest part is getting them lined up perfectly. I like to use Grid Paper and either a sticky note or a strip of tape to… Read More »

Sweet Deal

Short & Sweet.  Stampin’ Up! occasionally rolls out great opportunities for you to join Stampin’ Up!  This opportunity is the shortest and sweetest of them all.  Until August 28, you can purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit (you get to pick whatever you want) for $99.  In return, you will get $150 of product (again, your choice) AND free shipping AND to be a member of my fun and inspiring group,… Read More »

Weekly Deals, 19 August through 25 August 2014

One of my favorite punches is on sale this week!  It’s the Elegant Butterfly Punch!  And while you are ordering the punch (LOL), pick up some Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details to add a little bling to the butterfly! Here are a couple of cards using the punch: Weekly Deals 19 through 25 August 2014: Elegant Butterfly Punch [127526] $15.95 $11.96 Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies [127010] $9.95 $7.46 Honeycomb Textured Impressions… Read More »

Clearance Rack has been updated

The Clearance Rack has been updated and several new items added – some up to 80% off!One of my favorite dies is on the clearance rack for only $14.99 instead of $24.95 – quite a savings!  It’s the Expressions Thinlits Die.Shop now to get your favorite items before they are gone!Here are a couple of cards I’ve made with these dies:Thanks for stopping by today!

Choose Happiness

I love, love, love Choose Happiness Stamp set!  I know you’ve heard me say that about other recent sets but no sooner than I say I love a set, then Stampin’ Up! comes up with another one!I’ve always loved the floral sets and I have a lot of them but this one has so many different images to it that you could use for both a feminine and masculine card.… Read More »

Masculine Monday – World Map

Do you run into brick walls when trying to create masculine cards? I do.  I find that my stamps, paper and accessories come from what I like, and I like bling, pearls,  lace and the subtle colors …not the best combo for a guy. So I turned to Pinterest and found this awesome card that I cased.  It did not identify the creater so I can’t give them credit.   Usually… Read More »

Magnificant Maple – Simple Sunday

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  It’s beautiful around here – not too hot and definitely not too cold (LOL).  Rachel joined us for coffee this morning.  She is usually not up this early but today’s her 1st float trip and her parents are picking her up in about 9 am.  Yes, she always has her nose in a kindle because she loves to read – just like her grandma!I… Read More »

Guest Blog Post: Shelli Gardner

Article on Shelli for Papercrafts – love Shelli’s style!~~Rachel Guest Blog Post: The Creative ZonePlease welcome Shelli Gardner, Cofounder and CEO of Stampin’ Up!To love what we do and share what we love—that’s part of our Statement of the Heart at Stampin’ Up! Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate the opportunity I have to work every day with people and things that I love. What a great… Read More »

Gorgeous Starburst Sayings

I am not calling this a gorgeous Sunburst Sayings card because I think it’s beautiful.   I am calling it by this name because I combined the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set with the  Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set! It’s sort of a quirky, grungy, eclectic type of card with a little bling!  So what do you think – do you like it?The bling comes from the Gold Sequin Trim and Gold… Read More »

Thanks – Seasonally Scattered

This is the Seasonal Scattered Clear Mount Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog. I used the Delicate Designs Embossing Folder on the upper and lower part of the card to give the card front a little more interest.The image was colored in using the Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers.  Love those names!  I added the sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.Tip:  It’s easier to add the drop… Read More »

Fall & Holiday Planner

If you send cards, give gifts, or need to keep track of important dates between now and the end of the year then this tutorial is for you!  Learn how you can create cards, gifts, tags, and an organization station. It’s a great way to get a head start on the fall and winter holidays.You’ll be surprised with the unexpected ways you can take one box of accessories and transform… Read More »

Weekly Deals 12 through 18 August 2014

One of the items on sale is the Petite Purse Bigz L Die.  With it you can make the cutest purses – just perfect for a couple of Hershey Candy Kisses!Weekly Deals 12 through 18 August 2014 Petite Purse Bigz L Die [125606] $32.95 $24.71 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies [132172] $26.95 $20.21 Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [127751] $7.95 $5.96 Petite Curly Label Punch [129405] $12.95 $9.71 Natural 7/8″… Read More »


Yee-Haw!   Dust off those boots, shine up your spurs, and figure out where you left your ten-gallon hat because with the 25-piece Yee-Haw photopolymer stamp set you can really let your cowboy (or girl) flag fly!   Yee-Haw Photopolymer Stamp Set #138107 $25.95Here are a couple of samples using this adorable new stamp set: If you would like to order your set, please visit my Stampin’ Store for 24/7 service.   … Read More »

Flower Patch Video

Are you looking for a versatile stamp set that gives you nearly endless options for images?   Look no further than Flower Patch!   This video will show you the variety of images you can make with this set, as well as covering the Two-Step Stampin’® technique. To order the Flower Patch Stamp Set #134207 and/or the Flower Fair Framelits Dies #133731, please visit my Stampin’ Store for 24/7 service.  You… Read More »