Monday, April 29, 2013

Top Note Gift Holder Card

This is a gift card that I have made several times. The idea is about 2 years old. Dawn Griffith is the Demonstrator I CASED this idea from.
The SU! products used:
Pink Pirouette CS
Whisper White CS
SU! Top Note Die no# 113463
SU! Ribbon
Scor-Pal Tape(or Sticky Strip)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Post It Note Holders

Hi I occasionally make a few post-it note holders for people I do business with. Today the lucky recipient (s) will be the Nurse Practitioner I see as well as the medical assistant.
The Post-It note holders I make are easy to make.
Below are the supplies I used for the
9 1/2"x 3 1/2" Post-It Note Holder.
Post It Notes ( I purchase them anywhere.)
Parker's Patterns DSP no#131021
(Spring SU! Catalog)
Basic Black Card Stock
Wisteria Wonder Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
White Ribbon
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Sympathy Card

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Rain Or Shine Card

It's raining ( well sprinkling ) here today, so I thought I would make a card that SAYS
" Spring Is Here!!"
This card was created with products from SU!'s Spring Catalog. This card I'd of my own design.
The products I used were as follows:
Stamp Sets
Rain Or Shine (c) 126777 (w) 126775
Feel Goods (c) 129684 (w)12968
Papers :
Pool Party
Whisper White
DSP Sycamore Street ( from SAB catty)
White Ribbonemail (Retired)
Scallop Trim Border
Large Oval
Scalloped Oval

If you would like more information please email :

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin Up! 2012-2013 Retired List

Stamp Set List
Accessories List
 ! HOORAY !!
Stampin Up! has released it's retired list to make ROOM for all the new products that Stampin Up! will be announcing on May 31st when the 2013-2014 NEW IDEA BOOK & CATALOG is REVEALED.
So, if there's a stamp set that is retiring that you just HAVE TO HAVE, the time to get it is NOW !!
IF you have questions or would like to place an order ( of course you can use my 24 /7 online store to order too ! ) feel free to e-mail or call me at any time !
e-mail me :

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Celebrate Today!!

This is a card that might take you 10-15 minutes to create
Listed below are the SU! Products:
Marina Mist CS
Whisper White CS
So Saffron
Happy B-Day Sentiment (retired)
Perfectly Preserved Pg 132 of IB&C
Following Circle Punches Used:
1 3/8" no#119860
1 " no# 119868
I have made several of these cards but used different colors
If you need further instructions please email me!





Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday's Post

I am running behind schedule today! I had hoped to have my MONDAY post up and ready for everyone to view "EARLY" today, but I must admit that the post for TODAY won't be available for everyone to view until around 4 pm.
Please be patient with me as I begin this new schedule for posting(s) on my blog(s). Like everyone else, I just have too many things to do, and not enough hours to do them in, BUT I promise my Monday's post will be here today, just a little late today !

Happy Stamping Everyone!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday's Timely Tips

This is a few things that you can do to help increase your business.....As I have said before you need to put your info on EVERY E-MAIL you send out.

Participate in challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  Make sure you put your blog address in your signature line.
Participate in sketch challenges or color challenges on other blogs.
Submit your blog

for Google registration
Do the same for Yahoo/Bing:

Make sure that you have business cards with you, not only that, but keep a few cards you have made with you as well, and show them to people such as :
Doctors Office
Dentist   Office
Veterinarian office waiting rooms
family members
store clerks
Dog Groomers
Any Type of waiting rooms .....
Some small restaurants have bulletin boards

 IF you have seen the door hanger advertisement I have spoken about, that's a good idea to help spread the word about your new business. Put your class schedule(s) and some business cards on any bulletin board you see.
Go to your local schools and ask if you can hold classes there.( perhaps while there's a sporting event going on )
Ask to put a couple of catalogs and your class schedule, along with some business cards in the teacher's lounge ( you might also take a fee photos of your cards and copy them off on a piece of paper to put into the catalogs.
Leave some catalogs and a class schedule and a few business cards in local car dealerships
Leave some business cards on any bulletin board .....some small restaurants have bulletin boards
Put some of your catalogs ( even ones that are expired with a current class schedule and a business card attached to the class schedule ) in waiting rooms in hospitals ( especially surgery waiting rooms or x-ray waiting rooms. You could also do this at all out-patient clinic waiting rooms
You also might advertise in  Weekly Church Bulletins, call the church office for information

 MAKE SURE That you write down the places that you have put your advertisements in. This way, you can go back and CHECK to see if they are being used or taken. Make sure you can the materials you are leaving from time to time.

 Another thing, SU! has magnetic SIGNS that you can purchase ( I think the cost of them are 2 / $45.00 These are listed in the LOGO PLACE on the SU! Website. There's a lot of business materials you can purchase from STAMPIN UP! with the SU! Logo on it for a reasonable price. IF you can't find the LOGO Place on SU! website e-mail me and I will help you !

These are just a few ideas that you can use to increase your business. IF you have any ideas that you might like to share, please let me know !
Happy Stamping !

NEXT TIP........How to make sure your STAMPS are in THEIR CASES when you ARE FINISHED STAMPING !!

Coming Soon

" I am hoping to get some stability to my life and to my Stampin Up! Business / Hobby !!! "
How many of you have said this to yourselves, or perhaps you have heard a friend say it who is into paper crafting?
Like all of us, I too have a busy schedule and want to make sure that I have things organized not only in my home and daily life, but also so that I have time for my favorite passion ....STAMPING !

So, I have decided to do the following things. Lately I have been neglecting my blog postings, but there's a good reason for that. I have been helping other demonstrators who are friends of mine build simple blogs to help their business. I love helping others, I really do. I enjoy the e-mails ( phone calls too ) that I receive asking me how to do certain things, just as much I enjoy helping out a friend who isn't a stamper ! ( Well, sooner or later I try to make ALL MY non-stamping friends into paper crafters ! LOL! )

During this past week while I have been creating a class, I began to think about my blog(s) and some changes I would like to make. For starters, I am going to have a TERRIFIC TIP TUESDAY !! Starting Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Each Tuesday I will feature a tip about stamping, or a tip that has helped "me" along the way as I am building my SU! business etc. IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS for a TIP .....please feel free to e-mail me !

As my blog grows, I would love to have a GUEST STAMPER once a month, so if you would like to be a GUEST STAMPER please e-mail me and sent me a card or two that you have made, along with all the information on how the card was made. This will be a way to get your name out there, especially if you have just started blogging, and want more subscribers !!  I am planning on having the GUEST STAMPER on EVERY 2nd THURSDAY  of the, please consider being a guest stamper will you  !

Each Tuesday I will post a Terrific Tuesday Tip for everyone. I hope you enjoy this.
( This Tuesday will be several "TIPS", after that, it will be 1-2 tips each Tuesday )

On Mondays and Wednesday, I will be featuring a card of some type. On Fridays I will feature FESTIVE FRIDAYS. Festive Fridays will have invitations, thank you notes, announcements etc.

Saturdays will  be set aside for Simple and Easy cards or projects.

I won't be posting anything on Sundays!!

So, I hope that you will enjoy the plans I have for this blog. Be sure to comment from time to time, I would really appreciate that.

Happy Stamping !


IF you need to e-mail me :

Be sure to pass my blog address to all your paper crafting friends !

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Graduation Gift Card Holder

It's graduation time!
This is a very easy card to make.
It will be a wonderful card for anyone that wishes to give the graduate a GIFT CARD !
I made this first one for a friend who has a grandchild who will be graduating high school this year. The school colors are Orange and Black.
The following SU! Products were used to create this card:
Stamp Set Used:
Pure Gumption (CM). no#126317
Card Stock:
Basic Black no# 121045
Tangerine Tango no# 111349
Whisper White. no# 100730
Brads (Neutrals) 5/16". no# 112534
Word Window Punch. no# 119857

Friday, April 12, 2013


Stampin Up! Announces : NEW WOOD MOUNT STORAGE CASES !
Not only do these wonderful new cases store our wood mount stamps, but
these wonderful cases store all things Stampin Up! Take a look at the video
below to learn all about these wonderful new storage cases !
If you have any questions,please don't hesitate to e-mail me at:
These storage cases will be available for purchase May 2013!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Shipments Delayed !


Order Shipments Delayed

April 10, 2013

Many of you took advantage of free shipping over the weekend, and we're so glad you did! Normally, if you place your order on Monday, it would ship on Wednesday. However, due to the high volume of orders we received on Monday, those orders placed on April 8 will not be shipped until Friday, April 12. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

It's Spring!!

The weather is sooo nice out today! So I decided to make a card that reminds me of Spring!
Stamp Set
Oh! Hello! no# 130733
Card Stock
Midnight Muse. no# 126843
Calypso Coral no# 122925
Summer Starfruit. no# 126839
Whisper White. no# 100730
Pool Party no# 122924
Sycamore Street DSP no# 127540
1 3/4" Circle no# 119850
1 1/4" Square no# 119865
Elegant Butterfly no# 127526
Eyelet Border (retired)
2 3/8"Scallop Circle. no# 118874

Constructing the card :
Using an A2 size card( 8 1/2"x 5 1/2", attach the first layer of Summer Starfruit card stock, to the front of the card using adhesive.
I cut 4 pcs of Sycamore Street DSP
1" x 3". Using the 1 1/4" square punch, punch the ends as shown. Cut each of these 1"x3" to 1"x 2 3/4".
I didn't measure the width between each piece of DSP, but of course you could measure the width if you chose to do so.
After you place each 1"x 2 3/4" pc of DSP on the pc of Summer Starfruit card stock, w/ your adhesive, then place the 2"by 5 1/4" strip of Pool Party card stock, that you have used with the (retired) eyelet border punch.( you can any SU! border punch of your choice.
Place the Elegant Butterflies you have previously punched out ( I used Calypso Coral & Summer Starfruit card stock)atop the eyelet border strip, however you want to place the butterflies.
Using the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch I punched out a scallop circle using Midnight Muse CS. I placed 2
dimensionals on the scalloped circle, and place it on the card as shown in the photo.
Using the "Oh Hello" stamp from the stamp set "Oh Hello"no#130733, stamping it on a pc. of whisper white CS , Punch the sentiment out by using 1 3/4" circle punch.
So that a sentiment can be added to the inside of the card, cut a pc of whisper white 5"x 4". Add any sentiment of your choice to the inside of the card.
If you have any questions about the card, don't hesitate to email me!
Have a great day!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on EVERYTHING April 6-8 (excluding expedited orders)!  That's right.  There is NO $6.95 shipping minimum or limit on how large or small your order must be.  
Want so help building your WISH LIST for this FREE SHIPPING ?
Take a LOOK at the NEWEST promotions STAMPIN UP! has to offer. You can find all these new promotions right here ! JUST look at the LEFT side of this BLOG.....The following promotions :
BEST OF 25 YEARS ! April Promotion
COLOR REFRESH :. . you may want to stock up on your retiring favorites
Free shipping starts: Saturday,April 6, 2013; 12:00 AM (MT).  Online orders must be completed no later than Monday, April 8, 2013 by 11:50 PM (MT)
IF you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me :
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Do You Follow Other Crafter's Blogs ?

As promised from time to time, I will put information here for those of you who are "orphaned" Demonstrators.

Today's topic is following blogs, and or setting up your blog to receive followers ! Do you have a Subscriber / Follower box so that others can subscribe to your blog ? If not, it isn't that hard to add to your blog ( it is under the gadgets for Blogger ). Just sign in and go to My blogs. Then on the right hand side, there's a little box that says " VIEW BLOG", to the left of that, you will see several choices to scroll down to. Go to LAYOUT and click on LAYOUT.

On your LAYOUT page, on each side you will see the word "GADGET". Click on the TOP one.
This will open another page that says  "ADD A GADGET "......

Scroll down until you see ( it's the fifth one down ) :
Click on this.
Next you will see " Configure By Email "
At the bottom of this you will see an ORANGE BOX that says "SAVE" on this box to SAVE.

ALL DONE ! Now each time you post new content on your blog ( Pictures or just a comment ) ALL those who have SUBSCRIBED to your BLOG will receive this info in their inbox of their e-mail accounts, assuring them that they won't miss your creative posts !!!

Hope this helps you to get more subscribers !!!

Happy Stamping !