Thursday, September 30, 2010

Important Product Information

September 29, 2010

Please note the following product updates:

The Candy Cane Rub-Ons (item 120990) are now available to order.

The following items are experiencing quality issues and are currently unavailable to order:

118073: Fancy Flower Punch

120906: 2-1/2" Circle Punch

I'll give you more information when it becomes available.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Start Preparing for Your Holiday Projects Now!

September 20, 2010

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner--and we want to make your holidays more special than ever! The ABCs of the Perfect Handmade Holiday will help you prepare for the holidays without all the stress. From October 19-December 16, 2010, we'll be offering you and your customers holiday bundles perfect for creating Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--all at 20 percent off!

Stamp Set Bundles

Vintage Christmas Card Bundle
•Bells & Boughs Set
•Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper
124067 Wood Mounted Bundle Item#
$23.92  Wood Mounted Bundle Sale Price
124068  Clear Mounted Bundle Item#
 $19.92    Clear Mounted Bundle

Contempo Christmas Card Bundle
•Contempo Christmas Set
•Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper
124071 Wood Mounted Bundle Item#
$20.72  Wood Mounted Price
124072  Clear Mounted Bundle Item#
$17.52   Clear Mounted Bundle Price

Tags til Christmas Bundle
•Tags til Christmas Set
•Decorative Label Punch
124077 Wood Mounted Bundle Item#
$38.32  Wood Mounted Bundle Price
124078 Clear Mounted Bundle Item#
$31.92   Clear Mounted Bundle Price

Gift Packaging Bundle
•Gifted Set
•Mini Lunch Sacks
124083 Wood Mounted Bundle Item#
$26.32   Wood Mounted Bundle Price
124084 Clear Mounted Bundle Item#
$19.92   Clear Mounted Bundle Price

Simply Adorned Gift Bundle
•Charming Set
•Simply Adorned 1" x 1-1/4" Charm
•Simply Adorned 24" Chain

Non-Stamp Set Bundle
Frame Gift Bundle
•Definitely Decorative Chunky Frame
•Small Chocolate Chip Dotted Flourish D├ęcor Elements

Email me to order your bundles now or order on-line at


Thursday, September 16, 2010


Are you ready to make some cute Halloween projects? I like to get an early start so I have time to make up some cute things for my friends at work & my youngest child's classmates.

Here's the details:

DATE:  Saturday, September 25th
TIME:   10am-12pm
PLACE: Kristi Kelly's house
               North Las Vegas, NV 89084 (email for address)
COST:  $10
RSVP:  Monday, September 20th

We'll be making 3 projects that are quick and easy and way cute!

Here's my Holiday M&M Owl. He's a disco dancer! You can make his wings move and he can be whatever you want him to be.
I'd like to give my owl a name. Please leave me a comment and help name him.  Me and my kids will decide which name we like the best and the winner will get an owl!!
(Must be in the US, Sorry.)

Here's my Burgundy owl with his friend the retired Orange owl. They're both having so much fun hangin' out with their M&M dude. I know you just have to make one!! :) 
Here's the next project we're doing which is a card using the Sweet Centers stamp set. I finally took my Tasteful Trim Die out of the Plastic and used it for the Wicked Specialty DSP along the side. Love the Spider embossing folder on the Rich Razzleberry c/s.  I punched a circle from the 1 3/4" punch and then cut it out again with the next size circle punch to put on the outside of the card. The base of the card is Old Olive. When you open the card you see the EEK circle inside. This card was originally done by Dawn Griffith.
The last project is one of my favorite new dies or the Big Shot. It's the Candy Wrapper die.
I sprayed this with this with the Vanilla Smooth Spray to give it some sparkle. The spider is from a retired stamp set, but I can't get rid of it. I punched out the spider with a 1 1/4" circle punch & the Black mat was done with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The Rich Razzleberry paper is the Wicked Specialty DSP that I put through the Spider Web embossing folder. This die can also be made into a box by folding the ends a different way. It will hold a mini candy bar or maybe two depending if they're thin or thick ones. It's a must have in my book!!

September Technique Stamp Group Projects

This month for Technique Stamp Group we did some fun projects. The Island Floral flower was a tutorial that was done by Cristena Bagne. I just loved this flower and wanted to do a card with it. I designed the card & the colors for the flower. I used So Saffron, & Old Olive for the flower. Chocolate Chip w/the Circle #2 die, (lrg. circle) for the Big Shot. I used some retired Old Olive ribbon. I Scallop Edge Border punched the Chocolate Chip c/s, then took a paper piercer & poked a hole in each scallop, and put them under the Play Date DSP. Some sponging was done to the bottom edges of the card, & the scallop circle with Early Espresso ink. The leaves were sponged with Old Olive & the flower with So Saffron ink. This will be sure to get some oohs and aahs from your customers! I can see these on the tables at a wedding reception, party, or on top of a nice gift box.

What are some of your ideas of what you'd do with this flower idea??
I bought the stamp set Wicked Cool since I've seen so many neat things made with it. I saw a card that I thought was really cute and thought I'd CASE some of it. I don't remember now where I saw it, so if you know, please leave a comment. Or you can leave a comment if you like what you've seen so far.
The colors I used were, Rich Razzleberry for the card base, Old Olive in the Spider Web embossing folder, Wicked Cool DSP, Black c/s, White c/s, & the Bat Punch w/White gel pen for his eyes. I sponged the White c/s & the Old Olive c/s around the edges with Rich Razzleberry ink. I also used the Rich Razzleberry marker on the witches hat. I used dimensionals to pop up the hat, bat, & the stamped image. Do you see the sparkle on the Old Olive c/s? Take a really close look. It was sprayed with the Vanilla Smooth spray. It was the perfect finishing touch.

Pizza Box Pre-Convention Project

This is one of the projects that we made at the Pre-Convention event that the LVStampers held in July in Salt Lake City, UT. This was the project that was done by Keven T & his group. I just love it! It actually will fit one of those mini gummi pizza's in it.
I have incentives for my team members and this is the kit that my team member Laura won for last month. If you'd like to be on my team you can come to Convention with me this July in Salt Lake City, UT. You can join by going to my Stampin' Up website or email me. I would love for you to join me!!