Two New Downloads You Can Use Now

Here are two great NEW Digital Downloads that were released yesterday by Stampin’ Up! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! releases NEW Digital Downloads every week on Tuesday?

Here are today’s –

Oops I’m Behind Postcard Template item #132845 $2.95


Midnight Cheer Ensemble item #132916 $9.95


I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I enjoyed mine, however on Christmas Day I woke up with a head cold and am feeling pretty miserable so I’m going to take a couple of days off and rest so I can get better quickly.

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Just a quick Merry Christmas to all of you – today’s post includes my Christmas Card that I sent out this year. Don’t you just love these little Frosty Friends? I couldn’t resist them when I saw them in the Holiday Catalog and knew they’d make my own cards special for family and friends.

Frosty Friends

Here is a photo of my Hubby with Chewie and Yoda that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. Larry recently played Santa at the Gwinnett Animal Shelter (taking photos with pets). He couldn’t not have a photo of our two dogs so he brought the suit home for a quick shot our two. (Yes, the one of the right looking too cute is the little culprit form my earlier tree skirt post.)

Larry with Chewie and Yoda

I hope you and your families have a safe and wonderful Christmas and a joyous New Year. Thank you for a wonderful year, I look forward to stamping with you in 2013!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

We’ll its busy around the house today getting ready for Christmas but I wanted to share with you a few things quickly.

First I wanted to share a couple of the wonderful cards that my stamping friends have sent me. This first card is from Randy and uses one of our retired stamp sets Scenic Season which she embossed in Silver. Don’t you love the way that Stampin’ Up! items work together! It doesn’t matter if it has been retired for a while or brand new.

Scenic Season

Mary made this card using the Bird Builder Punch

Bird Builder Punch

And this last card was made by Janie. I love the way that Janie used our Early Espresso Core’dinations paper from the Holiday Catalog. She ran the punched Scallop Oval pieces through the Big Shot first using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and then used our White Emboss Powder to add the “snow” on the cones. Isn’t it great a great technique?

Core'dination Pine Cones

All of them are so great that I’ve also posted some on my facebook page – so you can see more cards there. (Just type in Stamp with Jini and become my friend.)

And now for my gift items – Saturday I shared with you my Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub gift item that I made for my family and friends. Today I thought I would share with you the matching bags I made to go along with them. I really like the way they turned out and using our wonderful Designer Rosette Die made the rosettes so quick and easy! If you missed my Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub post you can click HERE to read more about it.


And last but not least my husband saw all the goodies I was making and decided that he wanted to give some to his co workers too. Of course I made chocolate tents for the guys and the ladies will receive these cute notepads.

Festival of Prints notepads

I used our Festival of Prints DSP Stack from the Holiday Catalog to cover them and then used our punches for focal point which includes their initial. I hope the ladies will enjoy them. Here’s a close up.

Festival of Prints notepad closeup

Did you notice something special about this little notepad? It contains a sneak peek of one of our FREE Sale-a-bration items! You’re going to love this ribbon from our Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack!

Team Christmas Party and Gift Exchange

It’s been so crazy around here that I haven’t been able to post about my recent TEAM Christmas get together. I’m truly blessed to have such a wonderful down line and we have such a great time together – they are simply the best. So our Christmas party and gift exchange was no different.

Here are the three of us together –

Christmas Party team photo 2012

Now on to the wonderful gifts – this first photo is of one of the beautiful ornaments that Cindy made. Aren’t they beautiful? I especially love the way that Cindy decorated them using our Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set, Holiday Ornament Framelits, and Shrinky Dinks®. Remember how much fun those were when we were kids? Cindy just celebrated her first anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in November, but she has been stamping forever.

Cindy gift swap 2012 ornament

This second photo is of the gift that Janie created – don’t you just love it! Janie used our Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper to make these trees. What a beautiful table centerpiece this makes. I love the little bit of bling on top from the Real Red Glimmer Paper – Janie is always thinking out of the box so I always love seeing her creations.

Janie gift swap 2012 trees

And here is a photo of my gift (shhh… don’t tell my family and friends since their getting these too). It is a peppermint stick sugar scrub that I made. I just love these homemade scrubs and even take them into the shower with me! Since I have such sensitive skin commercial products can be a problem, but these are great since they’re all natural!

Peppermint Stick sugar scrub gift exchange 2012

To decorate my peppermint stick sugar scrub I used the Scentsational Christmas Stamp Set. I just love this set with its coordinating Holiday Collection Framelits , and did you know they’re only available until January 3rd? So there is still time to get your own and if you want them both why not get the bundle discount.

Want to make some Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub for yourself? Here is the recipe.

Peppermint Stick Sugar Scrub

2 cups sugar

2/3 cup extra light tasting olive oil

3 -4 drops peppermint essential oil (I got mine at the health food store)

Place the first two ingredients into a bowl and stir. Add 3-4 drops of essential oil. Mix well. Place into a jar or container that seals.

This recipe makes enough for a pint jar and this scrub can be used anywhere on your body. The peppermint is both refreshing and energizing.

Just moisten your hands, scoop out a spoon full and rub in a circular motion on your moistened skin. Rinse and enjoy. Be careful if you’re using this in the shower since the olive oil will make the floor slick. You’re going to love how soft this makes your skin feel! I use mine 2-3 times a week and the scrub should last for weeks and weeks if you are careful not to get water into it.

Want to join in the fun? Consider joining my team and becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator?  If you have and are ready, why not join now?  Not only do you get $125 worth of products of your choice for just  $99 … If you have questions I’d love to speak with you about them meanwhile you can Click HERE for more information about becoming a Demonstrator.

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Holiday Frame Embossing Folder

I love our Holiday Frame Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog.  It makes a great card front. Here are two quick and easy cards that I received in a swap.

This first card from Carol Gatton uses the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and Dazzling Details on the Holiday Frame Embossing folder. Can you see the glimmer?

Holiday Frame

Colleen Dewey gave me this next card I love the “bling” that the Champaign Glimmer Paper gives it! Do you love our Champaign Glimmer Paper (item #127885 $4.95) in the Holiday Catalog? I know I do and it’s a great addition to the Red (item #121790) and Silver Glimmer (item #124005) Papers from our 2012 Catalog (page 160).

Remember items in our Holiday Catalog are only available for a limited time. So why not get your favorite Holiday Catalog items now before its too late. Items are only available until January 2nd.

Holiday Frame


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All Time Fave – NEW MDS Downloads

Well it’s Tuesday and you know what that means. Three NEW Digital Downloads have been just released today. Why not check them out – you’re going to love them!

All Time Fave Photobook Template Item # 132915 $19.95

MDS All time Fave

Glimmer Designer Series Paper Item #132917 $3.95


A to Z Woodpress Item #312618 $9.95


While you’re checking out all the great MDS Digital Downloads why not stop by the Clearance Rack and see all the new goodies that were just added last week at up to 80% OFF.



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Bootiful Occasions

My daughter is a boot-a-holic so I knew the Bootiful Occasions Stamp set was going to be a hit with her. I love the way this card looks and the different way that the creator used our Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon layered with our flocked window sheets from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP in the Holiday Catalog .

Bootiful Occasions

This card has such a great texture and is simply elegant.

Hmm.. that reminds me she had a pair of boots on her wish list – better get moving and hunt them down.


Stamp Set: Bootiful Occasions

Inks: Jet Black StazOn

Paper: Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Cherry Cobbler and Silver Dazzling Details, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Pearls, 3 1/2″ Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, and Apothecary Framelits

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Anyone want a dog?

Here is the crime scene – Hmmm why are there sequence on my floor?

Christmas Tree

Here’s my hand made Christmas tree skirt that I made when I was in high school. My skirt has survived 30 years, 2 cats, 2 children and 3 dogs before now.Thankfully the other half of the skirt survived.

Here is the suspect – I believe Yoda is now on Santa’s naughty list and will be getting a lump of coal in her stocking.

After last Christmas fostering her with two fractures in her hips and listening to her whine 6 weeks for 8 hours a day since she couldn’t play with our other dog Chewie, and a year of potty training, this was my thanks.  (By the way did you know miniatures have tiny bladders? I didn’t, but I learned quickly 2 hours was the top length of time to be left out of my sight, oh my poor wood floors.)

I know…. she is just too stinking cute, who can resist – so I guess I’ll keep her! But there was a moment there…..

Clearance Rack Blitz


Whoo Hoo! Get these great deals before they’re gone!

Dates:December 14, 2012 – while supplies last


Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80% OFF – while supplies last!

The Fine Print

1. There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-go nuts!

2. Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin’ Rewards. Bonus!

3. Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don’t wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

  • Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in my  Online Store.

Then just call me to place your order or order Online to get your great deals! It’s so easy..

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Now You Can Purchase Your Own Color Spritzer Stand

color spritzer

You’ve given me such wonderful feedback about the Color Spritzer Stand that when I told my son he decided to offer them for sale. If you’d like a Color Spritzer Stand of your own check out my flyer below.

You can click HERE to see Color Spritzer Stand flyer with prices

And if you ever wanted a Heat Tool Holder, you’re in luck he makes those too.

heat tool holder

You can click HERE for the Heat Tool Holder Flyer with pricing.

Just contact me to order yours and I’ll send you a Paypal invoice.