Work of Art 2014 Catalog Sneak Peek

Last week I showed you one of the graduation cards that I made for the weekend’s graduation party. Would you like to see the small graduation gift that I put together for one of the twins to go with their cards? I always like tuck a check into the card, but wanted to include something special too and think this little gift was a hit.

Work of Art In Color Graduation Card Set (6)

For this set I used the Work of Art stamp set (134111/134114) which I received during the Catalog Premier last month and used the NEW 2014 -2016 In Colors that I got in my box (squeal of delight!).

I made a set of 10 Note Cards & Envelopes (131527), 2 each of Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist. Aren’t the colors yummy?

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I also covered a pad of paper, extra large binder clip, and pen to coordinate for them using the NEW Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack (133701). I tucked everything, including a book of stamps into a little pouch that I had laying around and tied it up with some Summer Starfruit 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (132980) from the Occasions Catalog which ends June 1st and a little piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262).


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Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial

Have you ever had one of those days? Well yesterday was one for me that started with a flat tire and ended with finding out my husband took my camera that contained all the items I wanted to share with you this week to work. So although I didn’t share my Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial with you yesterday I’m happy to say I recreated it and that I’m able to today.

Luau Sea Glass Jar

I made these cute little Luau Sea Glass Jars for my daughters Luau Graduation Party on Saturday. I set them around the food table as decorations filled with sand and flickering tea lights for a touch of ambiance.

They seemed to be a hit with the kids and they are sooo easy to make, you’re going to love it! The choices are endless –I’m already seeing cascading flowers made with our punches too, hmm. I think I need to make some more in a new In Colors that will be available tomorrow– lol.

I’m sure that you’ll find your own fun ways to use them. I’d love to hear about it when you do, so come back and share your creations with me. Leave me a comment when you make your own Luau Sea Glass Jars and tell me all about it and what you’ve used them for!


Inks: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 111840), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 115662)

Other supplies: Elmer’s Glue (I used the washable school glue), foam paint brush, bowl, water, measuring spoons, Hemp (67m), sea shells, hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Mystery Hostess Code

Mystery Hostess Code

Did you know that tomorrow, Friday, May 31st,  is the last day to order from the Spring Catalog and it is also the first day that you’ll be able to order from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog – are you excited? I know I am. Online ordering will be down  May 31st at 2 a.m. Eastern Time until 2 p.m. Eastern Time as Stampin’ Up! loads and updates the new catalog items in the system– so if you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

Or if you prefer you can use my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R  and place your own order after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When you do your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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*Please remember that if you are ordering $150 or more yourself that you will earn your own Hostess Benefits and do not want to use this hostess code.

**fine print orders placed during the Mystery Hostess Drawing using this code do not qualify for my 50/50 Board.

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Easy Graduation Thank You

Want quick and easy Thank you cards for your graduate to use? With the 25% OFF Sale going on right now it is not only quick but also easy to do with My Digital Studio.

Check out these great thank you notes that I created with the Embark Graduate Ensemble Download (item 133467) last month for my daughter.

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I created my Thank you card once with the built in template and then decided that I wanted to try a different color combination for the outside of the card. Here is the Tangerine Tango version of the card.

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And for the inside I used my daughter’s picture (yes, the butterfly is real what luck right?)

grad thank you-003and a basic thank you above where my daughter can write her note.

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I dated the back of the card with the year and school so they know when the picture was taken. If they’re like me they might place it somewhere safe and then later find it and not remember right? Sound familiar – lol.

It’s Tuesday so that means NEW Digital Downloads. Check the latest out – There is a great one so that you can get ready for Father’s Day now during the 25% Off Sale!

Because I’m the Dad Greeting Card Templates (item 134685)


Faces I Love Swatchbook Template (Item 134595)


Packed for You Designer Template (item 134687) It’s FREE so why not try it out! What a great download for teachers!


You Are So Nice Kit (item 134688)


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Join in the fun and get a chance to win a FREE pack of assorted Retiring Designer Series Paper from me. How you ask? Well just leave me a comment under this post and let me know which version of my daughter’s Thank You card you like the best. It’s that simple! Want to learn more about my Retirement Party Giveaways? Click HERE for all the details and then have fun and play along – your chances are unlimited.

You can see more the announcements I made for her graduation HERE and her Luau Party Invitations and FREE video tutorial HERE. While you’re on my YouTube channel why not subscribe so you get a notification when I upload new videos? And don’t forget to look for my Retirement Giveaway #2 so you can join in the fun too!

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Luau Punch Art

Yesterday I shared with you the first party invitations I created for my daughter’s luau themed graduation. Today I’ll share with you the final item I created for her to choose from my luau punch art card.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

This card is actually 5″ x 7″ since I couldn’t get it down to the traditional 4 ¼” x 5 ½” like the others from yesterday. But since it was just the front and not a full card I was ok with that too. The My Digital Studio graduation announcements I made with the Embark Graduate Ensemble (click HERE) were post cards that were 5″ x 7″ also.

Want to know which of the four cards I made for her she chose? Drum roll please…… She narrowed it down for me the two cards based on what she liked

Sweets for the Sweet invite

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

Then asked me which one was harder. She is so sweet. In the end we both decided that the punch art card was just too stinking cute! So we went with it. I know called me crazy, right? But this is my baby and the last one to graduate from high school for us. So why not do it up big….and I knew I had a stamping pal who would be game to help me out.

What does mass assembly luau punch art cards look like? Here are a couple of shots of Cindy and me working on parts of the cards – at least the first 40, LOL. We had a great time visiting and punching together!

Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (1)Punch Art Luau  invite assembly (2)

My daughter later added another 30 for her friends she’d forgot to put on my list. I didn’t get to take a shot of them all together since I’d already mailed the first group but by then it was quick and easy and I had a lot of fun so I found it a great break and creating them rather relaxing. I know crazy – but they are sooo cute!

Punch Art Luau Invite (2)

Want to know how these cute luau punch art cards were made? Just watch the video below.


½” Circle Punch (item 119869)

1″ Circle Punch (item 119868)

1 3/8″ Circle Punch (item 119860)

Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (item 118309)

Small Heart Punch (item 117193)

Large Oval Punch (item 119855)

Modern Label Punch (item 119849)

Two Step Owl Punch (item 118074)

Color Spritzer Tool (soon to be retired item 107066)

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022)

Paper Snips (item 103579)

Soft Suede Classic Ink (item 126978)

Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker

Stampin’ Sponge

Island Indigo Card Stock (item 122923): 5″ x 7″ for card base

Pool Party Card Stock (item 122924): 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

Crumb Cake Card Stock (item 120953): 4 ¼” x 3 ½”

Blushing Bride Card Stock (item 131198): scraps for punching

Early Espresso Card Stock (item 1119686): scraps for punching

Old Olive Card Stock (item 100702): scraps for punching

Daffodil Delight Card Stock (item 119683): scraps for punching

Rose Red Card Stock (item 102544):  scraps for punching

Soft Suede Card Stock (item 131198):  scraps for punching

Chocolate Chip Card Stock (item 102128): scraps for punching

Designer Series Paper: scraps for punching (I used Floral District item 126919)

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Don’t forget – Time is running out to sign up for Paper Pumpkin this month. You have to sign up by midnight tonight (May 10th) so you won’t miss out on any more kits.

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Embark Graduate Announcements

Friday I promised you I would share a recent project that I made with you using My Digital Studio. As I’ve mentioned before my youngest is graduating from high school this spring. It has really snuck up on me, her senior year has just flown by so quickly. So when the Embark Graduate Ensemble was released earlier I knew this was the way to go! (You can click HERE to see that post).

My sister took these great pictures when we visited her last summer of Kaitlin and they really turned out great. Sooo all I had to do was drop and drag. Easy peezy! Here is the template like it comes when you open it.

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And the back of the post card. I  did tweak this area and personalized the text to include a few things that I wanted – but the basic layout is stock.

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Well – I couldn’t leave it this way, right so I played around to incorporate school colors with Kaitlin.

I love the way the new upgrades to My Digital Studio allow you to change colors for the different elements! You can customize almost anything now! Whoohoo, right?

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We had a blast changing and trying the different layouts and here is what Kaitlin finally liked. Notice the Tangerine Tango Glimmer Paper? It originally came with Champagne Glimmer Paper in the template. We tried Going Gray, Night of Navy and Pumpkin Pie and finally went with the Tangerine Tango option. (Our school colors are orange, blue, silver, and white so there were plenty to choose from.)

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Kaitlin was excited about these. Which says a lot about My Digital Studio because she isn’t really my “stamper”, but loves to work with My Digital Studio, it’s defiantly more her style. She loves her tech gear and is always trying to get me up to speed.

We ended up designing three different versions of the graduation announcement. Uploaded them and quickly got them back, without ever leaving the house – the printing looks great and of course with Stampin’ Up! you know it will be great quality.

This was also a great budget option since I didn’t have to buy the graduation announcements and the photos! Which means more left over for the party and I’m using the Embark Graduate Ensemble to create party items too! Love the coordination – makes me smile to see everything match. And with the 25% off on My Digital Studio right now I’m lovin’ it. How about you? You can click HERE to see more about My Digital Studio and the latest downloads too.

Better go, because right now I’m working on those party invites and want to share them with you later in the week. We realized we needed an additional 27 for her friends last night after we stuffed all the family envelopes I’d done already – so I’m busy working to meet tomorrow’s deadline.

NEW 2013-2014 Catalog coming soon!

Are you excited about the  NEW 2013-2014 Catalog coming soon. Do you want to make sure that you are one of the first to get the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog there are several ways to earn one for FREE!

#1 Reserve a Catalog – Preorder your own catalog today for $4.50 with me and as soon as my catalogs arrive, I’ll mail one to you in the order in which they are reserved.

#2 Book a Workshop – Call me to set your date for a private party with me. It’s a fun time for you and your friends AND you’ll get your catalog for FREE

#3 Place a $50 Order in starting now through May 18th– This can be done Online or through me. This must be a single $50 order (before shipping and tax). (Don’t forget you’ll also get a spot on my 50/50 Board with a chance to win $50 in FREE Product. Click HERE for more details about my 50/50 Board) Use Hostess Code 69D43KUE and get a FREE Class Tutorial from me.

#4 Join a Club – Sign up for one of my Clubs (Stamp, Scrap, Big Shot, or even my Virtual Club) Clubs will start in August when clubs are filled.

#5 Local Customers – Those of you who live locally will have the opportunity to attend my Luau Catalog Launch Party. Dates will be announced soon.

#6 Join My Team – You’ll be the FIRST to see all the NEW and exciting products in the 2013-2014 Catalog! Demonstrators always get a 30 day jump start on Catalogs and products. You can click HERE to see more information about joining my TEAM. Please contact me for all the exciting details regarding the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog and joining.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

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For Mom – New Digital Downloads

Just in time for Mother’s Day Stampin’ Up! has released two NEW Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio to make things easier for us. Don’t you love it?

This first digital download For Mom Greeting Card Templates (item 133476) contains two different size greeting card templates and is a digital exclusive. So you can be sassy or sweet when you design your card for Mom.


Because I Love You Swatchbook Template (item 134373) helps you create a humorous coupon book. A cool way to show Mom you care – coupons for her to use doing little things for her – And it’s totally customizable too!


Our last digital download this week is just in time for your grad. I love this little Pure Gumption stamp set (item 126315/126317) and now I can get it as a digital download too! Yippee! Just in time for making all those graduation goodies for when my daughter graduates next month.

Pure Gumption Stamp Brush Set (item 134535)


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Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder

Last week I shared a card that I had created with the Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die. Today I am going to share another way to use the Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die – this time to make a Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder.

Pop n Cuts Gift Card Holder

Isn’t this Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder cute? I love these little pinwheels and so I wanted to use them with the coordinating sentiment stamp set Wishes Your Way. I thought that the little greeting included in this set would be great for a graduate.

And since I’m currently gearing up for my daughters high school graduation I’ve been focusing on ideas for  graduation gifts and cards. Gift card holders are always something I need. How about you? And the Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die makes this gift card holder not only cute, but easy too.

Want to learn how to make one of these Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holders for yourself? Why not check out my latest video

Here is a  Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder Tutorial PDF that you can download or print

Click HERE if you’d like to see the project I posted earlier using the Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die?

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Stamp Set: Wishes Your Way (item 129153/129156)

Inks: Island Indigo and Calypso Coral

Paper: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Accessories: Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die (item 130099), Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item 129411), Label Collection Framelts (item 125598), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022), and 1/8″ Silver Mini Brads (item 122941)

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New In Color – Summer Starfruit

The end of school is fast approaching for us – which of course means that graduation is already upon us. So… I thought I would share with you one of the cards that I made for a friend of ours. I love this retired stamp set from a previous Mini Catalog that I used – it’s well, just fun. Part of what I love when I buy an item from Stampin’ Up! is the confidence that it will coordinate and work with products that I will buy in the future – makes my purchases wise ones.

Can you see the NEW In Color, Summer Starfruit? I even dyed my Whisper White ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon using the ink pad and sponge. It’s soo easy to do. Just lay your ribbon on the pad and use a dauber to apply the color. I was pleased by the way it turned out.  graduationSupplies:

Inks: StazOn Black, Cherry Cobbler and Summer Starfruit

Paper: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Summer Starfruit

Accessories: ¼” Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch, and 3/16″ Corner Punch


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