Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stampin' Up's retired list

Here it is (click on the link below my name to take you to the list), the official retired list from Stampin' Up. Don't forget you can get these retiring stamps at 10% off but only until 12/23!! After that they are full price. You can also get FREE SHIPPING (that's right, FREE) on orders of $70 or more also only until 12/23 so get your orders in now. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like to place an order please feel free to email me and I would be happy to help you. Remember, once these sets are gone, they are gone for good. Merry Christmas!!


Retired List

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowflake card

Here is my latest video. Enjoy!!

New video

Here is the card that I did on my newest video. Hope you enjoy it and Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Agenda calendar added

I just added an ajenda calendar to my blog. You can now click on a certain date to see what is happening with Stampin' Up. I will be working on getting some more classes going after the new year so check back for that!!

EDITED** Unfortunately, you will not be able to see my calendar unless you are logged in. I am currently looking for another calendar to replace this one that you can view as well.

Stampin' Up retired list

The retired list is coming out on December 9th. I will email that out to everyone as soon as I have it. If you are not familiar with this, SU retires certain stamps that are never to be seen again in the catalogs. This is done with each new catalog that they bring out. The new catalog is due out in January. I will have copies of those if anyone is interested in buying them (if you are a member of my stamp clubs the catalog is free). The new catalogs are $9.95. I also have old catalogs for sale (the current catalog is $5.00 and the last catalog is $3.00. These make great idea books). If you are interested in a catalog please let me know.

November club orders

Are due in to me by December 8th. Special orders (Sherry) are due into me (if I remember correctly) on the 5th. I'll email you all when they arrive.

SU Christmas presents

If you are wanting to give Stampin' Up stuff for Christmas (or someone you know wants to give some to you), Stampin' Up recommends that you order by December 16th. This is the date that they are guaranteeing shipping by Christmas to their customers. So, if you are wanting to place an order, just shoot me an email (my email is over on the right hand side --->) and I'd be happy to place an order for you. I know I'm wanting some goodies for Christmas. But what can I say, I'm addicted to the stuff!! Happy Shopping. (Just click on the Stampin' Up catalog icon over on the right to take you to the catalog).

Sharing some more cards...

Hope these can be of some inspiration to you all.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Manly birthday card

Here's a card I made for my Godson's birthday. I needed a more manly card than my usually pinks and stuff. I used SU's happy birthday wheel, SU kraft paper, Basic Gray patterned paper and the "birthday" stamp is from SU as well. I just can't remember the name of the set right now. I'll add that in later. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Eastern Blooms Thank You card

Here is the card up close if you wanted to look at it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Eastern Blooms Thank You card.wmv

Here's a video I just did using the Eastern Blooms stamp set. Hope you all like them and can get some inspiration from them.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nov. 1st Mommy and me orders

are due in on Friday 11/21. I'll email everyone when they actually arrive at my house and you can pick them up whenever is convenient for you. Just let me know! Thanks again for the orders.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Upcoming events with me:

Hi everyone. Here are a few Stampin' Up updates for you.


Don't forget yourself for the holidays. I will be placing numerous orders during the holidays so you will be guaranteed to receive your goodies by Christmas. Just email me or call me and let me know what you would like ordered. (Or if you don't want to know what you are getting for Christmas you can have your significant other email or call me as well). Stamps make great gifts too!! Kids and teacher's love them as much as we do.


November 30th from 1pm-3pm. This is to help us get started in our Christmas card making. You will be making 2 cards (5 of each card). The cards will be easy to reproduce, using minimal supplies so you can get them done quickly. Please sign up by either email or give me a call. Space is limited for this one so sign up quick!! The cost for this is $30.00. Light refreshments and Christmas music will be provided.


I am going to start a ribbon club in December (this is not a club that you need to attend, we would just be placing an order monthly to get our ribbons). I wanted to email everyone and see who all might be interested in getting some of Stampin' Up's beautiful ribbons. You wouldn't be buying the entire roll (some have 10 yards and you might not need that much of each color). This club will enable you to get each color of ribbon in the different families (1/4" grosgrain, 5/8" grosgrain, 5/8" striped grosgrain, 1" double stitched grosgrain and taffeta). Depending on the number of people who are interested in doing this will depend on how much we would have to spend and how much ribbon we would get. If there is enough interest, I would break it into 2 ribbon clubs (I'm thinking 5 per club at the most). We would do this monthly for each group, so it would run for 5 months. Please email me with your interest in this club by then end of November.


This works a lot like the ribbon club. This club is for those of you who are interested in obtaining all of Stampin' Up's markers but don't want to pay the $125.00 up front. It's kind of like a lay-a-way plan. By the end of 4 months, you will have received all of Stampin' Up's markers and the case that they come in. If you are interested in this club just email me or give me a call (I can explain it further if you are not sure how it will work). This will be starting in December as well. I need at least 4 per club for this one.


I had also told some of you that I am starting a hostess appreciation for those of you who will host a workshop with me. For each workshop that you host, I will give you coupons that will be good for the entire year following your workshop. Some examples of the coupons include: December: 10% off any stamp set in the Holiday Mini Catalog w/ any purchase, February: Free ink pad when you earn a Sale-A-Bration set and Birthday Coupon: You may pick out ANYTHING $5 or less to receive FREE!! (one time use only). These are just a few examples of the great savings you can earn when you host a workshop with me. I promise that you will have a great time at your workshop too. All you need to supply would be friends and light refreshments. I'll do the rest!! Just give me a call or an email if you would like to schedule with me. Also, if you hold a $150.00 workshop with me in the month of January you can pick a stamp set in the catalog for free!! ($15 and under).

Friday, November 14, 2008

Spring Summer mini catalog

I'm so excited to see what Stampin' Up has in their new catalog coming out in January. I just placed an order for the Spring/Summer mini's which will hopefully ship at the end of November (that I'm not 100% sure of though).

There are also some really great promotions going on right now. Check them out over on the right of the blog!! There's another one coming up in December as well. I've just added that to the sidebar.

Don't forget the holiday's are coming up so if you guys need anything or are interested in some stamping goodies for Christams, just let your significant others know and they can contact me directly. You will never know it happened!! I'll be placing orders all throughout the month so that the merchandise will be received on time for Christmas!!

I also have a new Hostess Appreciation coupon page that is going to be happening. More details to follow on this one. This is for those of you who host a workshop with me (outside of clubs). There are some pretty great deals with the coupons too!! Be on the lookout for this. This will be starting in December!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Orders due in

Our October club orders are due in on Monday the 10th. Unfortunately I had them sent to Michelle's house (sorry Michelle). I didn't mean to do that. Just wanted to give you a heads up that they are on their way!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Current Promotions

Rub-Ons Promotion

Dates: November 10-30, 2008

Promotion Details:
Spend $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95):

Item # Page # Rub-Ons Description
111416 178 Chateau Bella
111417 178 Word Flurries
111414 178 Hidden Garden
111277 178 A Perfect Day
110283 179 Take Note
111806 179 Chills & Thrills
111804 179 Chit Chat
111415 179 Greatest Moments
111805 179 School Days
110282 179 Anchored
112844 11* Old Saint Nick
112843 17* Season of Cheer
110283 39** Hidden Garden Blossoms

*From Holiday 2008 Mini Catalog

**From Celebrando Creatividad

Fall-Winter Sampler Promotions

Dates: August 11, 2008-January 18, 2009

Promotion Details:

New Recruit Incentive: August 11-October 11, 2008
Join as a demonstrator with the standard $199 Starter Kit and choose one stamp set out of the Fall-Winter Sampler or Idea Book & Catalog for free.

Hostess Incentive: October 1-November 30, 2008
Host a $350 workshop and choose one stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler for free.

Item # Description Retail Value
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95
111660 Just Jawing $25.95
111624 Dreams du Jour $18.95
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95
111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95

Product Offer: December 1, 2008-January18, 2009
Spend $20 and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Item # Description Retail 20% Off
111564 Flight of the Butterfly $31.95 $25.56
112911 Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly) $31.95 $25.56
111676 Puns from the Past $27.95 $22.36
111660 Just Jawing $25.95 $20.76
111624 Dreams du Juor $18.95 $15.16
111700 Thank You Kindly $13.95 $11.16
111714 Wow Flowers $12.95 $10.36
112955 Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers) $12.95 $10.36
111600 Bella's Bloom $12.95 $10.36

Fruity Chesse Ball recipe

Some of you had asked me for the recipe for the fruity cheese ball that I made for Saturday's workshop. It is so easy and so yummy. Here's the recipe:

2 packages of cream cheese (sofetened)
1 can of fruit coctail (large can) drained
1/4 Cup of orange juice
1 small packet of french vanilla pudding

Mix all ingredients together well and refrigerate. Shape into a ball and serve with wheat thins (I got the cinnamon flavored ones).

Mommy and Me

I had SO MUCH FUN at my Mommy and Me workshop on Saturday. I hope that you all had as good of a time as I did. I know it was really hectic so if you had any questions that didn't get answered or wanted to know about the catalog please don't hesitate to call me or shoot me an email. I will be happy to help you out. I am placing the orders that I got from club hopefully in the next few days (I'm waiting to see if I get any more orders before placing it). I will let you know when I've placed the orders and I will also update you (probably on the blog and email) when they are due into me. Thank you all again for attending. I hope to do another Mommy and Me in the near future.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mommy and Me Workshop

Emails went out to everyone but I wanted to post here just in case you didn't get the email (just email me and let me know). I have changed the location for the November 1st Mommy and Me workshop. I decided to hold it at my mom's house. There will be more room for us. I'm so excited about the workshop!! I'll see you all there.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

Here is the recipe that I promised those that were at club on Tuesday night. Enjoy!

Chicken Fingers with Honey Sauce
Shared by: Joel Italiano

5 Points Per Serving

12 ozs. skinless chicken tenders

2 Beaten egg whites

1 tablespoon honey

2 cups cornflakes, crushed

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup honey

4 teaspoons prepared mustard or Dijon-style mustard

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Rinse chicken, pat dry with paper towels. In a small mixing bowl combine the egg whites and the 1 tablespoon honey. In a shallow bowl combine the cornflake crumbs and pepper. Dip the chicken strips into the egg white mixture. Roll in the crumb mixture to coat. Place in a single layer on a ungreased baking sheet. Bake chicken in a 450ยบ oven for 11 to 13 minutes, or until no longer pink. 2. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl stir together the 1/4 cup honey, mustard, and garlic powder. Serve with chicken.

Makes 4 servings

Calories 230 Total Fat 2g Fiber 1g Sodium 275mg

Mommy and Me Workshop order

The workshop orders are in and I'm passing them out to those that I can. Chrissy, maybe Dave could come over and get yours? Your stamps are cute!!!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Upcoming Mommy and Me workshop...

I believe I'm going to be holding this workshop at my mom's house due to the overwhelming response of people who want to come to this one. I am so happy at how many are interested in this. I will send out a confirming email with directions when it gets closer to the time of the workshop (November 1st).

Su Color Combo

If you look over to the right, I have added a new color combo button. This is a site that you can put in a color (or series of colors) and it will generate a bunch of Stampin' Up color combos that work well together. This is a great site to bookmark (or just remember it's on here. I will keep this one on the blog for as long as the site is available). Let me know how you like it.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Mommy and Me Stamp Camp Projects

Here are the projects that we did at stamp camp and the how to's for those of you who might be intersted in making some of the projects:

Giant Paperclip Bookmark

Supplies: Giant Paperclip (from Staples or Office Depot)
Cardstock (Only Orange, Whisper White and Basic Black)
Batty For You Stamp Set
Punches (1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch)
Basic Black ink
Large Glue Dots

Stamp your chosen stamp from 'Batty For You' onto your Whisper White Cardstock and punch out with your 1 1/4" punch. Then punch out an orange circle from your Only Orange cardstock with your 1 3/8" punch. Finally punch out 2 black scallop circles. Build your "flower" starting with your scallop circle on the bottom, then your orange circle and on top is your stamped image. Adhere them together. Put a glue dot on the paperclip and adhere your scallop circles.


Supplies: Envelope
Paper Trimmer and scorer
Stampin' Around Handle
Stampin' Around Wheel Cartridge
Wheel (note the size of the wheel)
Stampin' Around Wheel Guide

Cut off the top of your envelope (about 1/8th of an inch). Score the remaining three sides at 1". (remember do not push too hard or you will tear the envelope) Turn the envelope over and do this again. Apply a strong adhesive to the flap of the envelope to ensure that it doesn't open. Now you need to stamp on your evelope with your wheel. Do this on both sides. Once the ink has dried you need to fold over on your score lines. Fold your score lines both ways. Next put your hand inside the envelope pushing it so it opens up. Push on the bottom of your bag-a-lope with your other hand until you see your "cat ears" appearing. Once you have your cat ears you need to apply adhesive to them and stick them down. Push the sides of your bag in and you are done. You are now ready to put a band on it (or you can make a topper for it like we did for our M & M bags).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Mommy and Me

I had my first official camp today and I think it was a lot of fun. I hope that everyone who attended had a great time as well as their kids. I had a lot of fun sharing my love for stamping with them. Thank you all for being my first guests and I hope we can do it again!! I will be posting my projects as soon as I get a chance as well as the instructions. If you need the instructions before I post them, just send me an email and I will let you know how to do whatever project you need. Thanks again for coming!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hey there gals. Your orders are in and I'm getting ready to go through them and sort them out as I type. You can pick them up whenever you would like. Just let me know!!


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stampin' Up orders

Hey gals, just a quick note to let you know that your SU orders are scheduled to be delivered on October 1st. I just had them delivered to my house. I figured it would be easier to pick them up in case any of you needed them before next months stamp club.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New links

Now all you have to do is click on the pictures to the right -----> and they will take you to the specials and promotions that Stampin' Up is currently offering. I also have the SU website on there as well as the catalog. I hope this helps.

Happy scrappin' and stampin'

Friday, September 19, 2008

Upcoming workshops and clubs

October 4: Mommy and Me

12-3. $25.00 ($5.00 each additional child) Must register by Sept. 19th to
get the $25.00 price. After that date, the registration fee is $30.00.

This is a workshop to help you get out of the house with your child and have some fun together. It is geared towards 5 and older but that doesn't mean you can't bring your younger child. It would still be fun for you and your younger child can still help. We will be making 3 projects. Light refreshments will be served.

October 21: Monthly Catonsville Stamp Club

If you are interested in finding out about this club please email me or give me a call. We always welcome new members to our club or if you have enough people who would be interested we could start a whole new club of our own.

November 1: Mommy and Me

12-3. $25.00 ($5.00 each additional child) Must register by Oct. 17th to
get the $25.00 price. After that date, the registration fee is $30.00.

This is a workshop to help you get out of the house with your child and have some fun together. It is geared towards 5 and older but that doesn't mean you can't bring your younger child. It would still be fun for you and your younger child can still help. We will be making 3 projects. Light refreshments will be served.

November 9: Christmas Workshop

12-3 $30.00 Must register by October 24th to get the early registration price. After the 24th it will be $35.00.

This workshop will get you started on your Christmas cards. I will have 2 cards to make that are easy to reproduce. You will make 4 of each card. This will help you to get started on your cards for Christmas this year. Light refreshments and Chrismtas music provided.

November 18: Monthly Catonsville Stamp Club

If you are interested in finding out about this club please email me or give me a call. We always welcome new members to our club or if you have enough people who would be interested we could start a whole new club of our own.

December 16: Monthly Catonsville Stamp Club

Card swap??

January-June 2009: During these months I will be starting a new Technique club. I am planning on doing this the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

This club requires that you spend at least $30.00 in Stampin' Up merchandise a month for the 6 month club. You will make 2 techniques per month along with instructions. At the end of the club you will have a 6x6 mini book chock full of techniques that you can use in your card making. This is a very cool club to join. I love my technique book. Instead of going home and after a few months wondering how you did that technique, with this you can just refer to your book. If you want to sign up for this club please let me know by December 1st.

Halloween "treat" box

Here are the instructions for the Halloween Treat box that we made at club on 9/16. This box will hold 1 small Hershey bar/kit kat bar. It is very easy to make.

Step 1: Cut your desired color cardstock to 7 1/4 x 3 1/2.

Step 2: Score at 3 1/2, 4, 6 1/4 and 6 3/4. Fold with your bone folder.

Step 3: Stamp your 'batty for you' wheel on the front of your box.

Step 4: Punch your hole in the top of your box to stick your candy in (make sure it's not on the tab that you need to fold over and connect to the back) using your word window punch.

Step 5: Make your decorative front with your flower punch, your circle punches and your 'batty for you' stamps. (I used the 1 3/8 punch and the 1 1/4 circle punch).

Step 6: Adhere your box together and slip in your candy. Easy as that.

If you have any questions just let me know.


September 19, 2008

Hello ladies. Here it is as promised. I'll update when I can and will put on dimensions as well as how to projects. I might even add card challenges to push you creatively. I will also post SU updates as well so you can see what is going on for the month. So, check back often.