Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Awesome Gift

As promised, here are pics of the most AWESOME gift from my friend Doris Springer in California. The link to her YouTube video on how this was constructed is at the bottom of this post. I hope you stop by and take a look. Disclaimer...I don't believe that any of the items used in the book are Stampin' Up!, but this was TOO BEAUTIFUL not to share.
First of all, this is the beautiful tag that came with this amazing book!
This is the front cover of the book. If you can't read it because of my photography, it says "Home is Where the Heart Is".
This is the inside front cover and page 1. The tag can hold a picture or journaling.
These are the next 2 pages. Behind the ribbon on the left is an accordian album that can hold pictures or journaling. The little tag on the right says 'Blessings'. And, there is a chipboard dragonfly and butterfly on the outside of the pocket, along with the flower.
This is the accordian album.
Behind each pocket page is a pull out tag for more journaling!
These are the next 2 pages. Look at all the ephemera that she has used to it's fullest!
This is what is under the 'Dare to Dream' page. It says Idaho (where our new home is located) on the top and 'Family Time Well Spent' on the bottom with the clock!
These are the next 2 pages. The left side says, 'Friends are Angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly'.
This is what's under the angel flap. It says, 'When you follow your Bliss, doors will open where you would not have thought there would be a door'.
This is the last page. The top has the definition of 'home' and bottom is a cute little house with a packet of Petunia seeds for us to plant in our garden!
I wish that I were a better photographer, so that all the beauty of this gift could be seen, here. But, if you go to Doris' You Tube video, you can see it in all it's glory!
Here is the link to the video:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birthday Cards

These are a couple of lovely birthday cards that I received from Stampin' friends. The first one is from my direct upline, Maureen.

This next one is from my direct downline, Diane.
Thank you ladies for making my birthday special by remembering my BIG day!

Check back tomorrow for an AWESOME paper bag album that my friend Doris made for me. Disclosure: it was not made with any SU! product, but it is so AWESOMELY GORGEOUS that I HAVE to share it with you all!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me AND You!

It's my birthday today and YOU get the present. For all orders placed with me via email from now until 9PM Pacific time, you will receive a 10% discount! This is ONLY valid on orders that are emailed to me along with a phone number so I can call to get your credit card number. This offer is NOT valid on orders placed through my website. You must email me ( Be sure to read the fine print at the bottom of this post.
So get out those catalogs and a pen and get ready to email me your order! Help me celebrate my big birthday! (and no, I'm not 5).  If you have any questions, feel free to call me!

The Fine Print: Your 10% will be taken after adding shipping and tax. Your order must be sent to my email address prior to 9PM today to take advantage of the discount.

And, don't forget about the Blog Candy giveaway! Details can be found in this post.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


It's that time again! The biggest SU! promotion of the year! Check out the SAB brochure in my right sidebar and make sure to email your order or go to my website and place your order to earn your free product with every $50 you spend (before shipping/tax).
 This card uses the Vine Street embossing folder and 5 of the colors in the Sycamore Street DSP. I would have never thought to put these colors together, but they're lovely (Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango and Sahara Sand).
 This card uses the Honeycomb embossing folder from the Spring Catalog along with the Pennant Punch and a pattern from the Sycamore Street DSP. I also used the Scallop Square Punch and the Small Oval Punch. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs. Card stock colors are Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and Pool Party.
This card uses another pattern from Sycamore Street DSP (I have to say, I didn't think I'd like this DSP, but it is really very versatile. Card base is Summer Starfruit and I used some Pool Party ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll post some more samples again on Friday.  And, remember it's time to Sale-a-Brate!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Best of 25 Years!

As part of Stampin' Up!'s 25-year anniversary celebration, we're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will be released-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
    This is the set for January...Best of Birthdays. The Oval Happy Birthday is the new set and coordinates with the Large Oval punch.

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    New Single Stamps!

    • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers.
    • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
    • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
    • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
    • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
    • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
    • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!