Sale-a-bration Ends Today

It’s Bloomin’ Marvelous (item 129651/129654) – that’s what these cards are that I received during my Leadership swaps. Isn’t it great that this set coordinates with our NEW Bitty Butterfly Punch (item 129406) from the Spring Catalog?

Leadership Swap Christy Kimball

And I love the color combination that was used for this card.

Leadership Swap No Name 5

Patterned Occasions (item 129621/129624) is such a cute stamp set. You can use the images with or without the sentiments. Here is a great card that anyone would love to get any time of year. You could even tuck a little gift card or invitation for coffee inside for a friend.

Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap No Name (3)

This final card was made using the Madison Avenue Stamp Set (item 129657/129660).

Leadership Swap Cindy Mitchell-Clark

You have until Midnight tonight to earn your favorite Sale-a-bration items and then they’ll be gone for good.

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Wonderful Birthday Wishes

Yesterday was my birthday and I was so blessed by all the birthday wishes sent my way.  I have such talented stamping buddies and friends that I wanted to share with you some of the cards that I received.

Birthday cards 2013 (2) Birthday cards 2013 (3) Birthday cards 2013 (4)

Birthday cards 2013 (1)

Thank you everyone for thinking about me and sending me such wonderful hand crafted cards.

Aren’t they all great?

Sycamore Street

I love the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration and so I thought I would show the note pads that my friend Cindy brought to our last Team Meeting for her swap.

Feel Goods Clipboards Cindys  March swap

Don’t you love the sentiment set that she used to stamp on the note pads? Feel Goods (item 129681/129684) is well named since when I see or use these sentiments I just feel – well good.

And here are a couple of cards from my Leadership swaps that also use the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. This first one uses the Henry Says stamp set (item 128090/128093) from the Spring Catalog.

Henry Says Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Andi Potler (2)

And this last card uses the Oh, Hello stamp set (item 130730/130733) and one of my favorite accessories, the Paper Doilies (item 129399).

Oh Hello Leadership 2013 Swap Janet Holmes

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I’m Feeling Sentimental about Bloomin’ Marvelous

Here are two more cards I wanted to share with you that my Team members gave me during our swap this month. I think they are both such fantastic cards that I didn’t want to not share them with you before the end of today.

This first card Cindy made and in addition to the Feeling Sentimental stamp set (item 1296237/129630) it uses our Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 126917). I love the richness and vintage feel of this card, don’t you?

Feeling Sentimental Team swap Cindy March 2013

And did you know that since the Natural Composition DSP has a raised pattern on it you can use it to create any color paper you’d like simply by adding classic ink with a sponge? Cindy also used our Apothecary Accents Framelits (item 127003) to create this great negative image where she placed her sentiment. How cool is that?

Tamara’s swap uses the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (item 129651/129654) and just makes smile and think of spring. I love the colors she chose to go with the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (item 125409)  she used across the bottom.

Team Swap Tamara March 2013

We have such fun together at the Blue Mountain Stampers Team meetings each month. Have you ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator? I would love to have you join in the fun. You can click HERE to learn more about my team and becoming a demonstrator. And if you join during Sale-a-bration you’ll get an extra 25% of free products in your kit just for joining – how great is that!

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NEW This and That Journals Introduced


Stampin’ Up! has just introduced a NEW product – the This and That Journal. The This and That Journal will debut in the 2013-2014 Catalog in June, but they are giving you a chance to get it now!

Life is different for everyone but the one thing we all have in common is that life can happen really fast! So the This and That Journal gives you a chance to capture it all on the go.




131268 Epic Day This and That Journal $10.95
130814 Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper $10.95
130133 Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
131271 Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers $4.95
131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95
133350 Epic Day This and That Bundle Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30. $32.08 15% Off Retail Value!

Here are the details:

  • Five products are being introduced now, but Stampin’ Up! will be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates are March 23- April 30th (items offered now will be in the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog but won’t be offered in a Discounted Bundle like they are now.
  • You can get as many bundles or items as you’d like
  • You can buy them separately or as bundles. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent?
  • Did you eyes spy that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? You’re eyes didn’t deceive you – But you’ll have to wait to check out the 2013-2014 Catalog to see what that’s all about!

Click HERE to download or print the This and That Journal PDF with all the information

Why not Sign up for my Newsletter today to get my monthly Newsletter that will keep you informed about what is happening along with my class information. Sign up today and you’ll get a FREE tutorial too!

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Feeling Sentimental

Can you believe there are just a few more days until Sale-a-bration ends? You only have until Friday, March 22nd to earn your FREE items. As we wrap up Sale-a-bration  I thought I would show you some projects made with one of my favorite stamp sets that you can earn during Sale-a-bration, the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set (item 129627/129630).

This first card is one I made during a challenge with my demo friends. It’s a vertical z fold card and I love the way it turned out. Did you notice how I used the Basic Designer Button (item 129325) – I thought it looked a bit like a coin.

Feeling Sentimental zfold card

Here is a great card that I made during my shoebox swap at Leadership. I love the colors and am really going to miss this year’s Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Sycamore Street (item 127540).

Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Martha Lucia Gomez (7)

And here is a card that I received in a Leadership swap from Barbara. It uses the Honeycomb Embossing Folder (item 129378) in the background. I really like the feeling of texture this card has.

Feeling Sentimental Leadership Swap 2013 Barbara Horn (1)

And finally another favorite of mine from the Leadership shoebox swap. If you attended my Sale-a-bration Celebration event you were able to make one of these for yourself. I love the way this card uses the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (item 126896). It’s not just for Christmas as you can see.

Feeling Sentimental Saleabration Celebration mnt

Well do you have a favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know which one you like best. Don’t forget when you leave a comment you’ll have your name entered in my Blog Candy drawing for March. You can read more about that HERE.

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Spring Sampler Treat Box Tutorial

I made this cute little treat box using the Spring Sampler Stamp Set (item 125510/125512). I knew when I saw this set in the Spring Catalog I just had to have it – it’s so me. I could picture making quick and easy treats for all kinds of occasions.

Spring Sampler Treat boxI think the images in the Spring Sampler Stamp Set are just too cute! How about you?

Here is the Treat Box we made as a project during my March Blue Mountain Stampers meeting. We had a lot of fun thinking of different things (mostly chocolate) that we could put in the box. This time  we filled them with these yummy eggs (They come in all kinds of flavors and remind me of those I got as a child.) Shhh… don’t tell my family. They’ll be finding theirs in their rooms Easter morning. I think my hubby will love the cookie dough egg I picked out for him!

Spring Sampler Box with Chocolate

We had so much fun making these quick and easy Treat boxes I thought you’d enjoy making them too for your friends and family. So why not check out my new video below – Spring Sampler Treat Box.


You can Click HERE to print or download your copy of my

FREE Spring Sampler Treat Box Tutorial PDF

Want to see my Valentine Treat Boxes? Click HERE to see my earlier post. You can also click HERE to see the treats I made using the Spring Sampler set recently using the Petite Pocket Die.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you are enjoying my videos and tutorials. Would you like to see them more than every other week? Maybe once a week would be better? I’d love to hear what you think.

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Caution: You’re Going to Dig These NEW Digital Downloads!

OMG! I wish I had these NEW My Digital Studio Digital Downloads when my son was younger – how much easier it would have been to construct an entire birthday party with MDS and this great BDay Under Construction Ensemble (item 133422). On the other hand, my son will be 21 in a couple of weeks so maybe it’s not too late. LOL!


To help you get started Stampin’ Up! is throwing in a FREEBIE – a construction cone favor that your guests won’t try to dodge. So why not get your FREE BDay Construction Treat Template (item 133423). Parties are sooo easy when you plan them with My Digital Studio.


And why not add Top Notch Woodcuts (item 133896) to your order while youre at it. It’s a great way to scrapbook the memories for your little construction worker too!


Don’t already have My Digital Studio? It’s a great time to step into the world of My Digital Studio with the 30 Day FREE Trial we offer.

Click HERE for more information on our MDS FREE 30 Day Trial

You can join me in the class where I’ll be introducing you to the fabulous MDS world. You’ll be using our 30 day FREE trial to create a MDS project – and you’ll be able to take it home with you! (Laptop and our MDS FREE 30 Day Trial or download are needed for this class – if you do not have a laptop please contact me.)

Click HERE to see my class information.

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Big Changes for My Digital Studio


Woohoo! A new name and a new price! Here are the details:

Starting today the software for MDS 2 is being renamed to MDS and Stampin’ Up! has lowered the software price! So what does that mean to you? Our MDS software (item 130646/130647) is just $19.95! With all the great designs included that is such a deal! And if you have the older version of MDS you’ll get the upgrade FREE soon. I’ll let you know when that is available here on my blog. is currently under construction and will have all the current information on it soon.

For those of you who have purchased MDS2 or MDS2+ this month Stampin’ Up! will be giving you 3, yes 3, FREE downloads. If you purchased the MDS Upgrade you’ll be getting 1 FREE download. How great is that. They will automatically be added to your Download Manager by Wednesday, March 20th so if you don’t see them there let me know.

Want to learn more about My Digital Studio? Why not check out my Introduction to MDS Class? Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and Class information

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Spring is in the Air…

spring surprise image

Spring is in the air… and Stampin’ Up! has got a spring time surprise for you. A yet to be released stamp set from the 2013-2014 Catalog! As of March 15th you are now able to purchase the A Round Array Stamp Set. This set coordinates with the cute little 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch!

a round array

And you can get your own A Round Array Stamp Set (item 129090) today for just $14.95.

Can it get any better you ask? Well yes it can since you can get both the A Round Array Stamp set and 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch in a special Spring Surprise Bundle  (item 133899) for 15% off!

Click HERE to see a printable flyer with all the information

Currently this set is only available in clear-mount but the wood mount option will be availalbe in the 2013-2014 Catalog when it is released on June 1st.

So why not get yours today while you can still earn exclusive Sale-a-bration items for FREE! Sale-a-bration ends on Friday, March 22nd.

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