Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Retired Stamp Sets

Thanks for Everything - $8.00

Paint Prints - $5.00

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Retired Stamp Sets

Shapes and Shadows - $8.00

Around & About - $6.00

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2011-2012 Book and Catalog

Hello All:

I went out of town for a few days and now I am back. For some reason my post didn't go as I had scheduled them to. I don't know what happened and I do apologize.

But here is the moment that we have all been waiting for the new catalog has been revealed. I really like this catalog. The colors and designs are very colorful to me. Of course, all the new stamp sets and accessories that are in here as well.

Take a moment to look at the catalog.

Thanks as always for stopping by:


Retired Stamp Sets

A Tree For All Seasons -$6.00

Beyond The Basics - $6.00

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Retired Stamp Set

Fun & Fast Notes - $12 Used

Pun Fun $10 - Unmounted

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Retired Stamp Sets

Polka Dots & Paisley - $7.00

Polka Dot Punches - $7.00

Retiring Stamp Set

Greeting Galore - $12.00

Floral - $8.00

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Retired Stamp Set

Christmas Punch - $7.00

Birthday Whimsy - $6.00

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Retired Stamp Set

Yummy - $7.00

Word by Word Background - $8.00

Time Well Spent -$ 10.00

Retiring Stamp Sets

Hello All:

I will be posting prior years retired stamp sets that I have in my inventory for sale. I am not able to post the stamp sets that are retiring in the 2010 -2011 catalog until after June 30th. So make sure that you check back after June 30th to see what I will be selling. Prices for the stamp sets don't include the shipping. The buyer is responsible for the cost of shipping and the items will be shipped by flat rate mail. I accept cash, paypal, and checks. My paypal address is my is All forms of payment must clear before I mail out your stamps.

Please contact me via email at if you are interested in purchasing stamps.

Please don't post on my blog the stamps sets that you would like to purchase.

Thank you for stopping by


Retired Stamp Set

Holiday Best - $7.00

Best Yet -$7.00

Retired Stamp Set

Alphabet Soup - $6.00

Listen With The Heart- $7.00

Monday, June 27, 2011

2010- 2011 Catalog Retiring On June 30th

Hello All:

Out with the old and in with the new. In four more days the new 2011-2012 catalog will be available. I can't wait until you all are able to view it. I think of all the years as a demonstrator this catalog is by far the best. The cover itself is very colorful and the layout is great. The new stamp sets and the accessories are really nice.

Thank you as always for stopping by


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Direct To Paper Technique

Hello All:

Every Wednesday over on splitcoaststampers they feature a new technique. This Wednesday's technique is the direct to paper technique. You choose your colors that your going to use. Then you want to from the lightness to the darkest color. Reason being you don't want to mess up your stamp pad. Once you have inked your cardstock then you can stamp your image. I used the new a la carte sail away stamp set. This stamp set is great for masculine cards.

Stamp Sets: Sail Away and Curly Cute

Ink: Black StazonOn, bashful blue, Marina Mist, and Pacific Point

Technique: Direct To Paper

Thank you for stopping by:


Friday, June 10, 2011

Masculine Happy Birthday Card

Hello All:

It is really rare that I make masculine cards and with this Father's day just around the corner I made this card. Although I used a birthday sentiment you can also you a father's day sentiment as well. So don't be surprised if you see this card again with a father's day sentiment.

My scanner didn't scan this picture the greatest

Stamp Set: Curly Cute & Woodgrain Background Stamp

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Two Step Owl Extra- Large Punch, Two Step Bird Extra-Large Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Extra-Large, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and 1 3/8 Square Extra- Large Punch, 3/4 Circle Medium Punch and dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by:


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Double Layer T-Shirt

Happy mid week everyone and I hope that all is going well for you.

I was blog surfing this evening and came across a T-shirt card that was created by Darlene McCallum. I kept the colors and the design almost the same. I used a different stamp set and made a double layer t-shirt instead of a single like Darlene's. The card was fun and fast to make. This card could be used for just about any occasion. I chose not to put a sentiment on the card yet.

Stamp Set: Sail Away (summer mini catalog)

Cardstock: Basic Black and Wild Wasabi Designer Paper (Designer Series Subtle Collection)

Accessories: 2 X 1 3/8 Oval Punch, 1 3/4 X 7/ 8 oval punch, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder (summer mini catalog), Heat Gun, versamark pad and Embossing buddy.

I enjoy stamping clean and simple!!!!

Thank you for stopping by:


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 SU Last Chance Stamp And Accesories List

It's time to say goodbye to Stampin Up last chance stamp sets and definitively decoratively products from the 2010-2011 catalog. This items will only be available through June 30th. Last chance accessories will only be available until supplies last and they do sell out quickly.

Last Chance Accessories list

Last Chance Stamp List

Last Chance Decorative List

Be sure to order your favorites now because once they are gone they will be gone forever.

Thank you for stopping by:


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Father's Day Card

Hello All:

With Father's Day is just around the corner here is one of many cards that I will be sharing with you. The concept of the card was taken from Gretchen Barron with a few minor changes. I enjoyed making this card and the only stamping on this card is the sentiment. This card can be used for other occasions as well. Do enjoy

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Large Punch,Brads, Big Shot Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, and Subtles Designer Paper Collection

Thank you for stopping by


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gerber Daisy Thank You

A friend asked me to donate some cards for a mother's day event. So I figure everyone can use a thank you card. I made 30 of these cards and also donated a candle as well. I am not really a flower girl but I do like gerber daisies. This card is a simple card and can be massed produced.

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock: Poppy Parade (In color), So Saffron, and Whisper White

Ink: Poppy Parade (In Color)

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Modern Label Extra Large Punch, Word Window Large Punch, and Perfect,Flower Daisies #2 Die, Polka Dots Embossing Folder.

Thank you for stopping by:


Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello All: Who doesn't need a stash of birthday cards on hand either to send out or sale. I needed to make a card for a girlfriend of mines and this card is very vibrant just like Lisa. The design layout was created by Andrea Walford. This card didn't take long to make at all. It literally took more time to cut the paper then to put it together.

Stamp Set: Curly Cute

Cardstock: Poppy Parade (in color), So Saffron, Whisper White, and Sunny Garden Designer paper

Ink: Black Stazon

Accessories: Big Shot Machine, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Punch, Dimensionals.

Thank You For Stopping By:


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Is Blossoming Promotion April 1- 30, 2011

The Stampin' Up! Spring is Blossoming Promotion offers customers the opportunity to purchase two sneak peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one or two way:

Place An Order:

Spend $20.00* on any Stampin' Up products and become eligible to purchase both the four frames set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.

Both items can be purchased once the $20.00 minimum is met: there is a limit of five per product once the $20.00 minimum is met. Ordering another $20.00 of Stampin' up! products resets the limit and allows you to purchase another five designer Series paper and/or stamp sets.

*$20.00 before shipping and taxes are included.

Host a Workshop:

Host a $350 workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for Free!

There is a limit of one Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Series Paper per workshop

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Happy Birthday

Here in California you would think it is still winter time with all the rain we have been having. So I have decided to make a spring Happy birthday card with one of the sale-a-bration stamp sets. This stamp set comes with two stamp one Happy Birthday and Thank you these have to be two of the most used greeting around.

Stamp Set: Engraved Greetings-123938

Ink-Tangerine Tango - 111834

Cardstock- Daffodil Delight - 119683, Tangerine Tango - 111349,Certainly Celery- 105125, Very Vanilla - 101650, and Sunny Garden Designer Paper- 119831

Accessories: Big Shot Die Machine - 113439, Top Note Die - 113463, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle Extra Large Punch, 2 x 1 3/8 Oval Extra Large Punch.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Pick It Up A Notch Cards

In this posting you will see where I have made three cards using the same stamp sets but just added onto the card. I start with a basic card with minimal supplies and end up using a few embellishments for the last card

These two stamp sets being used are available for free if you purchase $50.00 or more during the sale-a-bration sale. The Sale-a-bration sale is going on now through March 31st

Card #1
Stamp Set: Elizabeth Stamp Set- 123859 and Three Little Words - 123932
Cardstock - Whisper White-100730 and Perfect Plum-101889
Ink- Perfect Plum - 101437 and Basic Black-102192
Accessories: Scallop Oval Large Punch - 119856 and 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large Punch
Card #2
Stamp Set: Elizabeth Stamp Set - 123859 and Three Little Words- 123932
Cardstock - Whisper White - 100730, Perfect Plum 101889 and Old Olive - 100702
Ink - Perfect Plum - 101437 and Basic Black - 102192
Accessories: Scallop Oval Large Punch - 119856 and 1 3/4 x 7/ 8 Oval Large Punch
Card #3
Stamp Set: Elizabeth Stamp Set - 123859 and Three Little Words - 123932
Cardstock - Whisper White- 100730, Perfect Plum- 101889 and Old Olive - 100702
Ink - Perfect Plum - 101437 and Basic Black - 102192
Accessories: Scallop Oval Large Punch - 119856 and 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large Punch, Mat Pack-105826 and Bright Brads - 119740

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day.

Sale- A- Bration Thank You

If you placed an order with me in the month of March this is the thank you card that you will receive. I recently celebrated a birthday and this will be the card that I am sending out as my Thank you cards.

There is only 10 more days of sale-a- bration sale. The elegant thank you stamp is another optional stamp that you can get during sale-a-bration located on page 11 of the catalog. This single stamps can make a clean and simple card look elegant. I used two different sides of the designer paper to give the card a little different look but still elegant.

Cardstock: Subtles Patterns Designer Paper - 117152, Whisper White - 100730 and Perfect Plum - 101889
Ink: Perfect Plum - 101437
Stamp Set: Elegant Thank You - 123870
Accessories: 1 3/4 Scallop Circle - 118874 and Basic Rhinestones - 119246

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your day


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Upsy Daisy

The Upsy Daisy set reminds me of the palm trees in Beverly Hills, Ca. Yes, I was just sitting here daydreaming because right now in California it is really raining. But I guess our weather could really be worse. I love how the color combination really makes this card pop.

Cardstock:Basic Black - 121045, Whisper White - 100730, Pretty In Pink - 100459

Ink: Pretty In Pink - 101301

Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy-111710

Accessories:Square Lattice Embossing Folder - 119976, Modern Label Punch -119849, Word Window Large Punch - 119857, Stampin Dimensionals - 104430 and Subtle Designer Buttons - 119745

Thank you for look and Enjoy


Saturday, March 19, 2011

10 Minutes Card Or Less

I made three cards using the two stamp sets that is offered during the sale-a-bration which is going on now until March 31st. The Elizabeth stamp set is stamped in the old olive. The sentiments are from the Three little words stamp set. I love how these two stamp sets go hand and hand with each other. Most of all these cards took less than 10 minutes to design.

Stamp Set: Elizabeth - 117120 & Three Little Words-123932

Cardstock:Whisper White - 100730, Perfect Plum - 101889, Old Olive-100702

Ink: Old Olive - 102277 & Perfect Plum - 101437

Accessories: Scallop Oval Extra Large - 119856, 1 3/4 x 7/8 Oval Large - 119855, and dimensionals -104430

Thank For Stopping By:


Sale - A Bration

Hello All:

We only have 13 more days before sale-a-bration will be over. Don't let this sale pass you by. You can purchase $50.00 worth of stampin up product and receive a free product that is in the sale-a-bration catalog. Perhaps you don't want any of the product that is listed on the first 10 pages of the catalog. Well you do have another option which are the stamp sets listed on page 11. So hurry don't let this sale-a bration pass you by.

I will be posting some cards that I made with two stamp sets from page 11 of the sale-a-bration catalog.

Thank you


Friday, February 25, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge

Once again my girlfriends Rose and Char have decided to stamp together via computer. Our sketch came from this week Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

The stamp set that I used for this card is a sale -a -bration stamp set. For every $50.00 you spend from now until March 31, 2011 you will earn a free sale- a- bration product of your choice. I like this stamp set because it coordinates with several punches.

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, and Perfect Plum

Ink: Basic Gray and Perfect Plum

Stamp Set: Punch Bunch

Accessories: 2 3/8 Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Scallop Trip Border Bunch, Button Sizzlits Die, Big Shot, Google eyes, mini glue dots, Lattice Embossing Folder, dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My First Pop Up Card

This is my first pop up card that I have ever attempted. I am completely out of my comfort zone on this one. But I made it for a special fella by the name of Vincent. My coworkers son sent me a valentines card and made a paper flower out of SU cardstock. What was so cute about the paper flower it had hands, arms, a face, and I even had a dress on. I just thought the entire ideal was great. I saw the initial card on darlenedesign.

Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly & Woodgrain Background

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Crumb Cake, and vanilla

Designer Paper: Pattern Pack Subtles

Accessories: Owl Punch, dimensionals and Google Eyes

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank You Card

Hi All: I do hope that everyone had a good weekend. I totally relaxed for my three day weekend and wish I had another few days. My two stamping pals and I completed a sketch challenge with one another over the computer. So I guess we did a virtual challenge with one another.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Designer Series Paper:Subtles Patterns Pack

Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly & Woodgrain Background

Accessories: Owl Punch, Googly Eyes, Big Shot, Button Dies, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Mini Glue dots, and dimensional.

Thank For Stopping By:


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale A Bration

Hello All:

It is Sale A Bration time from now until March 31st, 2011.

Sale-a-bration is here and that means Free stamps!!

You get a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog for every $50 purchased (before tax & shipping) and there's no limit!!

Sale A Bration Catalog

Thank you for stopping by:


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Masculine Valentine's Card

Here is my masculine valentine's card that I will be placing in the mail to a few of male buddies including good ole dad. Making masculine cards for me is sometimes a little challenging but I gave it a try and can't wait to see what a few of them will say. I know one in particular who is going to think my card is worth a million dollars my dad. But great dads encourage their kids even at my age.

Stamp Set- Teeny Tiny Wishes-115370 and Woodgrain Background - 117100

Cardstock: Crumb Cake - 120953, Early Espresso-119686, Cherry Cobbler-119685, and Very Vanilla - 101650

Ink: Cherry Cobbler- 119669 and Early Expresso - 119670

Accessories: Big Shot Machine-113439, Scalloped Heart Of Hearts Embosslits Dies - 117332, Heart to Heart Extra- Large - 119881, Full Heart Extra- Large -119883, Scallop Edge Border - 119882, and Dimensionals- 104430

Measurements Of The Card:

Base: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

1st Layer : 4 3/8 x 2 7/8

2nd Layer: 4 1/8 x 2 5/8

Scallop Border: 4 3/8 x 1