Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Pine

I love the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set for it’s simple design.I’m still using the Color Sprtizer Tool even though it’s retired.   It’s one of my favorite tools to use and so much easier than filing a Stampin Sprizer and filling it with water and color ink (for me anyway!).If you have any questions about any of the cards I make, please give me a shout – I would love to… Read More »

And the winner is?

The winner of the Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount Stamp set is Monica Martinez!Comment:  I love ur beautiful cards. U always inspire me.Monica – please send me your address and I’ll get the set in the mail to you.Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest.  I will have some more blog candy soon!

Stampin’ Up! In This Together

To stop shopping is to stop breathing!  That the sentiment for this image from the In This Together Clear Mount Stamp Set.  And I have to admit that I am a bit of a shopaholic.I bought a thinlit die that matches the stamp set from Dies by Dave.   This is so cool and I hope he continues to make more dies for our stamp sets.  He is not affiliated with… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals ends 20 Oct 2014

The Darling Dolly Thinlits Die is on sale this week!  I made a card yesterday using the In This Together Stamp Set and the Darling Dolly die – I’ll be posting it tomorrow.  I made it yesterday because I had just received the In This Together Thinlits die (non SU) and wanted to play around with it.Check out these weekly deals!  If you want to purchase, just click on the… Read More »

Blog Candy

How about some blog candy!I’m giving away the Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount Stamp Set to one lucky winner!  All you have to do is post a comment from now until Wednesday as 11:59 pm.  I’ll announce the winner on Thursday on this blog.If  you would like to place an order for  Stampin’ Up! supplies,  visit my Stampin’ Store  for 24/7 service – I would love to be your demonstrator.  Ordering is easy… Read More »

Free Super Stars Card Tutorial

Show off your super star style this holiday season with these elegant cards!   The Bright & Beautiful stamp set coordinates with the Stars Framelits and Lucky Stars Textured Impression Embossing Folder. The rich Blackberry Bliss color, gold glimmer, and embossing result in a set of cards that is both elegant and traditional with an on-trend flair.  You will also learn a fancy fold and several fun Big shot techniques!   Your… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! For All Things

We had our last cup of coffee on the back deck this morning.  Fall is here and it’s too cold (and dark!) at 7 am to enjoy our coffee outside.  The leaves have begun to turn – love the autumn in this area. Simple expressions of gratitude can be the most heartfelt. The down-to-earth For All Things clear- and wood-mount stamps will turn your thoughts to the traditions of fall… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Bearing Gifts

Who could turn away these children bringing gifts on the back of a friendly polar bear? The heartwarming Bearing Gifts wood-mount stamp is perfect for Christmas cards. I think this is one of the cutest stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog.  I stamped the image on Whisper White Card Stock with Black Tuxedo Ink.  Then I colored in the children using the Real Red and Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers. … Read More »

Fall Fest

I am so sorry I did not get this set!  I love the different cards I’ve seen on pinterest and on the Stampin’ UP! blog.Enjoy!~~Rachel Fall Fest!I love when I can use a stamp set for more than one occasion. I thought I’d share some different ways to use Fall Fest throughout the fall season . . . and beyond! First of all, here’s a card to show your gratitude.… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Card

I am just loving the Snowflake Thinlits Die.  Here’s another card I made using this die:Did you know the Silver Glimmer Paper is on sale this week (until Monday 13 Oct 2014).  This paper makes the perfect Christmas card!  Check it out hereThe washi tape is from the All is Calm Washi Designer Tape from the Holiday Catalog.If  you would like to place an order for  Stampin’ Up! supplies to… Read More »

Weekly Deals for 7 Oct – 13 Oct 2014

WEEKLY DEALS END OCT. 6.  SAVE 25%!    Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.    Silver Glimmer Paper on sale just in time to make those gorgeous sparkly Christmas cards!   Discounted prices on this week’s deals end October 6.  Weekly Deals for 7 Oct 1/8″ Circle Handheld Punch [134365] $8.95 $6.71 Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies [127003] $24.95 $18.71 Geometrical [wood] [133158] $29.95 $22.46 Monster Munchies Ensemble – Digital… Read More »

New Digital Downloads!

Newest Digital Downloads Not too late to order these Halloween digital images and make cards for Halloween!    Click here to order  Thanks for stopping by today

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Monday

Last day for Stamp, Stack and Save promotion so if you’re wanted supplies, check it out!Last day for the weekly deals.  The Vintage Designer Buttons (my fav) are on sale.  Click here to view list.I’m back from the retreat hosted by Angie Juda. Jane and I had a fantastic time and made so many cute projects. I’ll still need to sort them out and then I’ll post them on my… Read More »

Stamping Retreat

I’m at a stamping retreat hosted by Angie Juda (Stampin’ UP!).  I will be posting most of the pictures on facebook.  As soon as I’ve added the pictures, I’ll include the link on this blog.It’s a wonderful time and I love the 3D projects and cards that Angie came up with.  Hope she does it again next year! Have a wonderful weekend!

Stampin’ Up! Decorative Masks: Hearts

Thought you would enjoy this from the SU Blog. ~~RachelMaybe you were a little intimidated when you first saw the Decorative Masks, but they are such a great way to spice up your cardstock. Just add a little ink or some embossing paste* to give your card a bit of texture—as I did with the card you see today.I cut a piece of Natural Cardstock and taped the Decorative Mask… Read More »

Pick a Pack

When you sign up to be  demonstrator during the month of October you will receive one free package of Designer Series Paper  each month for the next six months! Wow, right?Nitty GrittyYou receive one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for six months.Free Designer Series Paper must be redeemed on a Demonstrator Order. If other items are not added to this order the order will incur shipping costs.You… Read More »

Big Sale – ends soon!

BIG SALE! Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Starts Today!From October 1-6, you can purchase select Stampin’ Up! ink, paper, envelopes, and adhesive at a 15% discount!  Select stamp sets are 20% off!  It’s Stampin’ Up!’s way of celebrating World Cardmaking Day (4 October) with savings!  Stock up on your favorites (’tis the season to make cards) or start your holiday gift shopping early!Deadline:  Monday, October 6, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT)Download the brochure… Read More »

Flash sale – today only!

FLASH SALE!! TODAY ONLY!September 30!SAVE 20% off your total order before taxes and shipping!Place an order in my Stampin’ Store today only by 11:59 pm (MST) and you will be refunded 20% of the total by me (before taxes & shipping)!   While you are at my store, check out the weekly deals and clearance rack!Refunds via check or paypal – let me know your preference.Or email me your order by… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Grunge

Today’s card features the Gorgeous Grunge – I must have George Clooney on my mind because I titled this post “Gorgeous George!”.  Anyhoo, it features the Gorgeous Grunge and Choose Happiness Clear Mount Stamps Sets. The chevron punch and music notes were printed out on Whisper White Card Stock using My Digital Studio.  I then added the Tea Lace Paper Doily to the bottom of the Chevron Punch.The splatters are… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Love & Sympathy

Today’s card features the Love & Sympathy Clear Mount Stamp set.I wanted a watercolor effect so I colored the flower image with Old Olive for the leaves and stems and Rich Razzleberry for the flower.  I then lightly spritzed it with the Stampin’ Spritzer (filled with water) and then stamped the image onto Naturals White Card Stock.You think a card like this would take five minutes or so – NOT! … Read More »