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January 2010 posts

Beautiful Wings & Sweet Pea


The Big shot makes creating amazing cards a snap. The row of Butterflies was done using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. It not not only cuts out but also embosses at the same time.  

  • The scallop edge was done using the Scallop Trim Punch from the *Sale-a-bration catalog.  
PunchBe sure and check out the new punches.  The new style gives you precision cuts and the larger handle allows more leverage for greater ease.  Storage is always an issue in every stampers room, these punches store easily standing up or laying flat.   

  • Enjoy the mix of colors with the large pack of Designer Series Paper Sweet pea. 

Click here to view more exciting new items in the Occasions Mini


Stampin' Up!'s biggest event of the year, means friends, fresh ideas, and free products! And with three ways to earn exclusive Sale-A-Bration products, there's something for everyone.

  • Spend: Buy $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Host: Host a $300 workshop, and get a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!
  • Join: Become a demonstrator, and get a FREE stamp set (up to a $47.95 value)!

This promotion ends March 31, so contact me today to spend, host, or join! Or click here to see the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

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My Matryoshka waterfall card.

"We Knew You Had It In You"


When the new Occasions Mini came out the My Matryoshka stamp set is one set I just had to have, I have always been fascinated with the nestable dolls.  It is also the perfect set for the waterfall card.

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Click here to download a pattern to make your own waterfall card.

I purchased the clear mount option and decided to cut the little dolls apart, after all I can mount them on the clear block all together if I want to stamp it as one large stamp (just another great benefit of clear mounts).

DSC03186   Matryoshka cut apart

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Have a great day and take some time to stamp!

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December Top Ten Definitely Diva Stampers Card


12-09 Top Ten


Each Month I hand stamp a card and send it to the Top Ten Demonstrators in sales in my Definitely Diva Stampers group.  I wanted to share those who made this achievement and also the card I sent to them.


  1. Diane Noble
  2. Kristeen Sanders
  3. Mary Hopfner
  4. Deb klaphake
  5. Vicoria Davis
  6. Michelle Lembcke
  7. Roxane Waggoner
  8. Paulette Dunn
  9. Barbara Voss
  10. Julie Rutter

Swing and Flip Fold

The Swing Flip Fold Card is what inspired my Top Ten Card, I learned this fun new idea at Stamping School. It is a great place to See it, Learn it, Stamp it!  Click Here and then click the TV to view a sample video. As a Stamping School member, you'll have access to over 325 video tutorials any time you want! They guarantee 8 new videos a month, uploading on Sunday nights.  Even after 12 years as a demo I always learn something new.  It is great for Customers as well as Demo's.  

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Stampin' Up! Clear-mount stamps


It was so fun making this card with several exciting new Stampin' Up! products, Clear mount stamps and New Punches.  I thought I was a die hard wood block girl, but have found out differently, I have had so much fun using my new stamps.   For this card I used the "With All my Heart" stamp set as I mounted the two stamps on different clear blocks and started stamping, I realized I could mount both on the same block and cut my stamping time in half.  Since I had 32 cards to make this seemed like a wonderful option.


Just place a $50 order and the new Scallop trim Border Punch is your absolutely free. This punch can only be earned during Sale-a-brations.  I used it to punch the Very Vanilla border on the card.  I want to show you a great way to get the even scallops on each side of the cards stock, as shown on the top side of the sample below.  When starting randomly you can get it a bit uneven as shown on the bottom of the sample.



Start by punching in the center of your cardstock.

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Then slide it to the right lining it up with the guides on the punch and punch, then slide to the left again matching it up with the guides on the punch and punch again.  


Stamp set: With all my Heart

Cardstock: Sending Love Designer Series Paper, Blush Blossom and Very Vanilla

Ink: Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pad

Accessories: Finial Press Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Die, Dimensionals, Grosgrain Real Red Ribbon, Clear Mount Blocks*

*When you buy the blocks in a bundle you save almost $10.00, purchase the bundle through me in January and save an additional 10%.

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Holiday Tea Make & Take Sample

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Thank you to everyone who stopped by for my Holiday Tea in December.  It was so fun to share some homemade Christmas goodies with you and a Make and Take.  The Make & Take was to get everyone thinking about Valentines since it is just around the corner.  Now is the time to start thinking about which stamp set and paper you want to use for your Valentines.  Get your wish list ready and order your things in January to get a head start.


Special Offer: Heart Treat Cups

Just in time for Valentine's Day, our new Heart Treat Cups coordinate perfectly with the Sweetheart stamp set and the Full Heart punch. Contact me to learn more about this fantastic new product and to place your order!

Holiday Day Tea Winner!

Gloria Geisenhof was the lucky winner of the drawing for the free level one hostess stamp set Patterned Pines.


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November Top Ten Card for Definitely Diva Stampers


What an awesome Christmas Holiday.  Hope you missed me!


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Each Month I hand stamp a card and send it to the Top Ten Demonstrators in sales in my Definitely Diva Stampers group.  I wanted to share those who made this achievement and also the card I sent to them.

  1. Diane Noble
  2. Paulette Dunn
  3. Joanna Middendorf
  4. Mary Hopfner
  5. Beth Ruegemer
  6. Deb Klaphake
  7. Kris Sanders
  8. Brenda Knickrehm
  9. Rachael McCleary
  10. Victoria Davis

My Box of pre-order Occasions Mini stamps and paper arrived Friday (I wrote this post on Dec 15), I couldn't wait to unpack it and begin stamping the Top Ten cards for my team.  I shared with many of you that I didn't think the clear mount stamps would be my choice... most of you know my passion for wood blocks!  However after stamping with my new clear mount "With All My Heart" stamp set. I am pretty impressed the ease of seeing where you are stamping is truly amazing.  And they stay on the clear block while stamping and cleaning but come off so very easily when you remove them.  The fact that they are still the high quality rubber gives you a wonderful crisp stamped image.  I can't wait to order some more! (just received my other 5 new sets!)

Did you catch the neat "Scalloped Trim Boarder" that I punched using the exciting punch that will be one of your free options during the best time of year "Sale-a-brations".  It is hard to see but the Specialty Designer Series Paper "Sending Love" has wonderful glitter to highlighting the flowers, the prefect paper for the upcoming Valentine holiday.

The cards I sent to my downline I used Pretty in Pink Textured cardstock.  Having run out of textured cardstock and needing to have a sample I textured this with our Embossing Folder.



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