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Bye Bye Sweet Sale-A-Bration - ends 3/31

Everyone LOVES Sale-A-Bration because of FREE products and terrific images! This unsuppassed promo end March 31st at 11:50 pm MOUNTAIN time. Order quickly HERE!

THANKS A MILLION to everyone who ordered thru me during Sale-A-Bration! I appreciate your orders soooo much!

I used the FREE S-A-B Designer Series Paper, Everyday Enchantment to create these Herringbone cards. If you are a quilter, this is basically a log cabin pattern.

This is an efficient way to use up lots of thin "left overs!" Bye Bye Sale-A-Bration...until next year.

And the Birthday Card Contest winner is...

SHONEDRA from Wisconsin!! A HUGE congrats!  Shonedra, email me your Stampin' Up! order totalling $50-52 and include one free Sale-A-Bration item. Send it to [email protected] by March 30th at 9 pm. THANKS to all who entered! I loved getting birthday mail! Don't you?

This is Shonedra's darling winning entry. Isn't he a cute little fellow! He won because of his "uniqueness." He is inter-active.

Open his wings for a greeting! Then...

Swing open the greeting for a personal message. How clever is that!! He is made totally from Stampin' Up!'s wonderful punches. Visit Shonedra at 

Mixed Bunch with a Button!

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This is a simple Make & Take I recently did for a "Girls Night Out" party! I love this Mixed Bunch Stamp Set because it's so versatile...AND there is a coordinating Blossom Punch to save time!

A snazzy Real Red button POPS when paired with the Twitterpated Designer Series Paper! I love these generic words from Friendly Phrases Stamp Set. Create something TODAY!!

Birthday Contest Winner announced tomorrow, so I hope you entered!

Thanks Lauderdale Ladies!

I felt so honored yesterday when 5 gals from Ft. Lauderdale drove 3 hours across the state to take my "Sophistcated Little Dress" Card Class! It was great!! 100_1677
From the left: Luke, Cara, me, Margaurita, SueAnn and the gal in green is my dear cousin, Lynn!

Here are two samples. It's fun to customize the little dress with different punches, Designer Series Papers, and embellishments.

The punches for this dress are 1 1/4" Circle for the neck, 2 3/4" Circle for the collar, and Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the tiny scallop circles.

This neckline was created with the 1 3/8" Square Punch and Scallop Square Punch insert. You can request the Dress Class for your group of four or more in the Charlotte County area of Florida. I'd love to share with you!

Notepad with Style!

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This is such a fun, quick gift idea! This is an empty stamp case - and yes, Stampin' Up! sells them 4 for $5.95 on page 205. The plastic case cover is loose so you can easily slip in a stylish sheet of Designer Series Paper. I added a Blossom Punch flower with brads in the center.

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Inside, the opposite side of the double-sided Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper shows. I added a notepad with Sticky Strip.

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This is sooo easy! Embellish as much or as little as you want.

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It's a lovely gift for my hostess! Give it a try!!

No-Layer Beginner Card

This is a Sweet & Simple Make and Take card I just did with a beginner stamper group. It's a no-layer card, but still has BLING! We used the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Sprinkled Expressions.

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Rhinestones add the touch of BLING! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so make sure you have placed your "stock up" order and received free product for every $50 ordered!

Upcoming April Class


Petite Paper Purses Class $16

Friday, April 20 at 9:30 am at Nancy’s

Create four sweet Paper Purses in assorted colors using the NEW Petite Purse Die! Come find out what Big Shot Die Cutting is all about!! These darling little purses are perfect for party favors, or small gift boxes. “Girls” of all ages will love them! Register and pay $16 by April 15th. Sorry, no cancellations after that date. Please bring your own adhesive. Bring a friend and join us for FUN & GIGGLES!

Nancy Ferb, 15 year Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

[email protected]     815-979-8912

Yo Yo Project

This is my Gandma's Sewing Lamp and I sooo happy I have it! I needed a new lampshade so I embellished a plane white shade with Yo Yos. Yesterday I taught you how to make Yo Yos quick and easy with the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

 I hot glued Baja Breeze Pleated Ribbon around the lower edged, and then hot glued on my Yo Yos created from Stampin' Up! Fabrics.

For balance, I needed a top treatment. I attached fabric to the peel-and-stick Big Shot Adhesive Sheets and then cut a scallop from Tasteful Trim Die. That created a "Fabric Sticker" I could simple peel and stick to the top edge. Last, another row of Pleated Ribbon.

I think Grandma would LOVE it and be happy I have her little sewing lamp in my Stamp Room to enjoy!!


Have you noticed Yo Yos are back? I have made hundreds of them in my lifetime and always hated cutting those circles one-at-a-time. I wanted to do a Yo Yo project and knew my FABULUOS Big Shot would be a huge time saver! I used the 3 1/2" circle die and laid my Stampin' Up! fabrics on the die in a zig-zag fashion. I cut about 6 at a time - SO EASY, SO FAST!!

Next, simply fold the edge of the circle 1/4" in toward center, taking even 1/8" stitches around the entire edge. Pull snug and knot. They go fairly fast!

Finger press flat with the gathering centered. Stop back tomorrow to see what I used my Yo Yos to create!!

This is an olde Yo Yo Doily I enjoy in my Stamp Room. I'm guessing from the fabrics that it was made in the 1940's. It's a shabby chic compliment to my Pool Party colored office! See ya tomorrow!!

Sneek Peek for you!

Just one of many benefits of being a demonstrator is getting products EARLY!! So FUN!! Join my Stampin' Up! demonstrator family NOW  during Sale-A-Bration and SAVE! This is the BRIGHT BLOSSOMS stamp set that will be in the next big catalog. It's one SWEET set!! Here I chose a simple, clean style.

Notice the Ruffled Pool Party Ribbon with just a tiny edge showing! A simple touch of texture! SURPRISE: this stamp set will be available to purchase during SUMMER SMOOCHES Special April 1-30! That's NO April Foolin'!!

The Casual Flower...

This sweet, "messy" little flower is simple! Start with Stampin' Up! Seam Binding and roll it into a ball in your palms. Scrunch it up so it's wrinkled. Punch out a cardstock circle slightly smaller than the finished size of the flower you desire. Cover your circle lightly with Towbow Liquid Glue. Press small sections of ribbon into the glue, holding a moment with a bone folder tip till it adheres, then add a little more and repeat around the circle till it's well covered. Add an embellishment in the center. Viola!

The tag is from Tiny Tags stamp set. Give this casual flower a try - it's FUN!

Re-purpose it!

I started with an empty plastic oval container with lid and ...

added Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper by attaching it with Stricky Strip. The accent scallops were cut with the Big Shot and the Tasteful Trim Die.

I'm going to use this for Door Prizes so I cut a hole in the top. However, that might not be necessary for your purpose. This would be a great container for crayons, craft supplies, clothes pins, barettes, ETC. Give it a try!!


 My birthday is March 28th and I LOVE hand-stamped mail so let's have a contest!

Nancy Sue Lillie 6 mos.
Me at 6 months

THE PRIZE: $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice, plus a Sale-A-Bration gift for one winner.


1.Send hand stamped BIRTHDAY cards to the address below by the March 28, 2012 deadline. I'm looking for "unique designs." 

2. Use only current Stampin' Up! products.

3. I will post the winner on this blog on March 29th. Stop in to see if you won and how to claim your goodies.

4. Some entries may be used in future blogs with credit to the creator. Please label cards with your name.

5. This contest is open to anyone in the USA. No limit to the number of times you can enter.

Mail to:

Nancy's Birthday Contest

 5056 San Rocco Court

 Punta Gorda, FL 33950


Stained Glass Designer Cuts Tutorial

Isn't this a lovely effect? It's easy...

On the INSIDE of a Designer Cuts card, permanently attach a piece of cardstock vellum over the design. Grab your markers - I chose alots of blues and one green from my Stampin' Up! Many Marvelous Markers. On the inside (which is the BACK of the card front) quickly scribble colors onto the vellum over the cut openings.

NO need to be neat - be quick. Then permanently cover the vellum with Very Vanilla cardstock for a tidy appearance.

The card front will now have a STAINED GLASS look! It's fun to experiment with different color combos!

Now YOU give it a try! Stock up on the Designer Cuts cards and envelopes from the Occasions Mini Catalog which expires April 30th.



NEW Simply Scored Diagonal Plate

Stampin' Up! has a brand new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored! It creates fast easy envelopes in any size - I LOVE IT!! This is the ONLY diagonal scoring plate on the market with 1/8" increments! It comes with simple instructions and measurements for different size envelopes.

Aren't these fantastic complements to hand-stamped cards! They will spice up any mailbox! Order your's NOW! You will love it!

Get Blossom Punch with March Class


Greeting Card Class with Blossom Punch  $18

Friday, March 16TH at 9:30 am at Nancy’s home in Punta Gorda, FL

Receive your own Blossom Punch ($16.95 value) to take home with five greeting cards you will create using your new punch. We’ll use a coordinating stamp set, Mixed Bunch. Select any greeting for inside to meet your needs. No experience is needed. Bring a friend & come enjoy creative fun! Register & pay $18 by March 6th so I can order products. If you’d like to have this class at a different time for your group of four or more, just contact me. I’m flexible!

[email protected]