Project Life

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.   If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo… Read More »

5 Days of FREE Shipping starting 21 April 2014!

I knew you’d want to hear more about the upcoming Stampin’ Up! FREE Shipping Offer.    Get FREE shipping on everything (doesn’t include expedited orders) April 21-25!  Don’t forget…retiring products lists will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!  Remember…all retiring products are only available while supplies last.  So shop early!  Sunday, 20 April  is the last… Read More »

Retiring Stamp Set Contest

Retiring Products: Your chance to stock up on retiring products is almost here-watch for the list on April 21!   You can get your favorite retiring products at discount. Please Note:  New this year: both stamps and accessories will be available only while supplies last My  annual retiring stamp set contest.  Here are the rules:Contest is opened only to my customers (you are a customer if you’ve purchased from me within the last year)Guess which… Read More »

Apothecary Art

I saw this card on Facebook and fell instantly in love with it.  I changed it slightly but the original was made by Michelle Last (UK demo).  I think it’s so soothing and calming.  The Apothecary Art Stamp Set is one that I have not used in a long time and had forgotten how beautiful it is.  If you noticed the pearls, they reflect the darker color (Island Indigo) and look… Read More »

Weekly Deal – 14 through 21 April 2014

My favorite is the Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper and you can’t go wrong with adding the Adoring Accents to your Sizzix die collection!  Here’s a couple of cards using Venetian Romance:Check out the weekly deals and save up to 25%: Weekly Deals 15 – 21 April 2014 Cut unique card edges with our new Edgelits! They use the same thin, wafer-like design as our Framelits, so you can see… Read More »

Envelope Punch Techniques Tutorial

Tools aren’t just for the garage! Crafters everywhere know that the very best tools are found in our crafting stashes. The right tool for the right job will save you time and money.Purchase this tutorial and learn 5 additional ways to use the versatile Envelope Punch Board.  (Just a hint – it is not only for making envelopes!)Tutorial is 19 pages of  step by step instructions for creating5 projectsBonus:  Punch… Read More »

Petite Petals

I love the six gorgeous designs  for this flower in the Petite Petals Stamp Set!  And it coordinates with the Petite Petal Punch so there’s no cutting around the edges so carefully with our paper snips.  It goes like this:  (1) Stamp, (2) Punch – it’s that easy!  The hard part is arranging them in a pleasing design.  Also, you save 15% if you buy both the stamp set and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Catalog Retirement & Transition Dates

Mark your calendars, as it’s that time of year again.  Stampin’  Up! clears out the “old” to make room for the new.  Below is the schedule for Stampin’ Up!’s retired products list and new catalog releases dates:Monday, April 21 – Retired List to be published (products available while supplies last) (more information coming on my annual contest on which stamp sets will retire)Monday, June 2 – New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog… Read More »


Get great ideas on how you can use your Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer Stamps.   Shannon from Stampin’ Up! shares tips as well as some quick project ideas that you can make. Click here to view the stamps on our Stampin’ Store.If  you would like to place an order for  these awesome photopolymer stamps or  Stampin’ Up! supplies, visit my Stampin’ Store for 24/7 service.  Ordering is easy and simple and you’ll have your products… Read More »

Gorgeous Grunge meets Trendy Gold

The retirement list is coming out on April 20, 2014 and I am having my annual “guess which stamp sets retire” contest.  So pull out the catalog and guess which ones will retire.  Stay tune for more information in the next couple of days!You don’t have to live in Seattle to appreciate some gorgeous grunge–use any of the five grunge-inspired elements in the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set  to “dirty” up… Read More »

Free Gift for all…….

Free gift for all my newsletter subscribers!  Do you want a free 4 card tutorial using the Simple Stems Stamp Set?  To get this gift, you must be on my newsletter mailing list by this Thursday at 1 pm, CST (10 April 2014).Do it now before you forget!Thanks for stopping by today and have a nice day!~~Rachel

Weekly Deals – 8 thru 14 April 2014

Loving all the great bargains this week on the RED HOT Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!  I just ordered the Secret Garden Framelits and now it’s on sale!  They seem to offer a framelit every week so if you trying to collect all them, this is a great way to purchase them.  One at a time and discounted at that!If  you would like to place an order for  any of… Read More »

Petite Petals

Easter is almost here and you’ve run out of Easter cards and you need just one more and you want to get it in the mail tomorrow!  Here’s a quick and easy card to make in under 10 minutes! Take a 11 x 4 1/4″ Naturals Card Stock, fold in half using your bone folder to make a sharp crease.  Run it through the Big Shot using one of the… Read More »

Sign up for my grandma’s Newsletter!

I’m giving away a special thank you gift to my mailing list on Thursday at 1 pm  (local time).    I do this periodically just because I love the people on my mailing list.  So I wanted to give you a heads up because the gift is only for the people on my mailing list.  If you want the gift, please be on my newsletter list by Thursday at 1… Read More »

Geometric Hexagon meets Vintage

One beautiful flower, six gorgeous designs–it’s the stamp set that keeps on giving!   The Petite Petals Stamp Set includes 6 stamps and coordinates with the Petite Petals Punch!For today’s card, I decided to combine our new Hexagon Hives Thinlits Die with the vintage Paper Lace.   How’s that for an eclectic look? The paper lace peeking out between the Hexagon Hive die cuts makes for such an interesting look… Read More »

What kind of card do you give a teenage boy?

I struggle with this every year now that my grandsons are teenagers.    Since I know my grandson, Troy,  plays the guitar once in a while, I decided to go with the Rocker Silhouette (Extreme Guitar Stamp Brush Set) for the focal point on his card.   Have you seen the other Extreme Sports Silhouettes available only in digital downloads?  There a snowboarder, a surfer, a dirt bike  rider and a… Read More »

Weekly Deals 1 – 7 April 2014

Love the Natural Trim Ribbon and the Flower Punch!  Check out the deals for this week especially if you are looking for dies and punches! A card using the natural trim ribbon:  A card using the delicate designs tape:  A card using the Fun Flowers Bigz Die:   If you click on the image, it will take you to my Stampin’ Store!  Remember these  items are available at the reduced price… Read More »

Didn’t I say it was cute?

The March My Paper Pumpkin kit was so much fun to play with!  I loved those wooden sentiments we received with the kit.  And we received enough embellishments to make 8 cards, not 4, not 6, but 8!  The envelopes came with Gold Foil  Inserts – WHOOHOO!  Classy!My favorite is the one I made “shabby chic”.  I added a strip of paper from the gorgeous Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper,… Read More »

Don’t let this happen to you!

You have until 11:59 (mountain time) to place your order and get FREE Sale-a-bration products.  If  you would like to place an order, visit my Stampin’ Store for 24/7 service.   Ordering is easy and simple and you’ll have your products within seven days.Don’t want to mess with it?  Simply call or e-mail and I’ll do the work for you.  876-7453Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your day!~~Rachel

Getting Started

Ever wonder what it is like to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator?   Take a look at our Getting Started video to see how a new demonstrator gets started! Still interested?  If you sign up by 31 March 2014, you will receive $150 worth of products for only $99.00.  Check out my Business Opportunity page for more details or call me (479) 876-7453e-mail me:  rachel@artisticdesignsbyrachel.comThanks and have a nice day!~~Rachel