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Raspberry Ripple

This is NOT a red card, but yummy Raspberry Ripple color! I'm disappointed in the camera's color.

I added Dazzling Details to the flowers and they sparkle when you see them in person. If you'd like more ideas with Serene Silhouettes Stamp Sets, click the stamp name in the right column.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Serene Silhouettes  #127322 Wood mount or #127324 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple #126842, Pink Pirouette #111351
  • Ink: Raspberry Ripple #126859
  • Accesssories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819, Dazzling Details #124117

Where in the world is Stampin' Up!?

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Have you ever wondered where in the world is Stampin' Up!? It's in Riverton, Utah - just outside Salt Lake City. This is a picture of our Home Office and Distribution Center.

Stampin' Up! products are not sold in stores, but may be purchased through a network of independent consultants called Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  Currently more than 40,000 demonstrators from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom share their enthusiasm for rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card making, and paper crafting.

Stampin' Up! operates two state-of-the-art facilities: an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Kanab, Utah, and a 300,000-square-foot home office and distribution center in Riverton, Utah.


Illinois Trip

We've just returned from a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving in Illinois with our families! Kelly, our oldest daughter gave a Bridal Shower for Katie, our youngest daughter. Here we all are  - celebrating Katie's pending marriage. It was soo very special to see all our relatives and gab! The Bride-to-be, Katie, is sitting and in cherry red. The hostess, Kelly, is in gray in front of Katie. I'm in the leopard print standing in the back left.

Our daughters...all grown up! Where did the time go? A huge thanks to my brother, Scott and his wife Diane for sharing their lovely log home with us! Family is the BEST!!


This sparkly white on white sample caught my eye at convention. Here is a TIP: when you use white on white always add texture to eliminate the "BLAHS!"

Supplies List:

  •  Stamps: Christmas Lodge #123767 wood mount and #123769 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730
  • Ink: Versamark #102283
  • Accessories: Heat Tool #129053, Silver Stampin' Emboss powder #109131, Embossing Buddy #103083, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402, Snow Burst Embossing Folder (retired,) Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113474

Serene Silhouettes

I keep coming back to Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set for so many occasions! 100_2137
Here I've paired Pool Party and Basic Gray for my color combo. Very calming.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Serene Silhouettes #127322 Wood mount or #127324 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Gray #121044, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Basic Gray #126981
  • Accessories: Festival of Prints Designer Series Stack #126904, 3/8" Ruffled Pool Party Ribbon, 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906












Interlocking Gate Design

This is a card from my recent Christmas Card Stack #2. It's such a classic candy cane stripe!

The squares interlock on opposite panels as the card closes - simple, clever!

Supplies List:


  • Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits #120857 Wood mount or #121187 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101630, Charry Cobbler #119685
  • Ink: Gumball Green #126861
  • Punches: 1" Square #124094, Curly Label #119851
  • Accessories: Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Basic Rhinestones #119246

Tag it...

Here is a classy Holiday Tag from a convention display. It really dresses up your gift!

And here is the big picture. Notice the stamping on the wide Cotton Ribbon - fun!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Border Banter #128927 Wood mount or #128930 Clear mount, Snowflake Soiree #127922 Wood mount or #128925 Clear mount, Traditional Touches #128018 Wood mount only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Gunball Green #126840
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980, Sahara Sand #126976, Cherry Cobbler #126966, Gumball Green #126861
  • Accessories: Basic Rhinestones #119246, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon #127844, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Gift Bag

"Give Thanks" today

Let's all be thankful today!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Gently Falling #123802 Wood mount or #123804 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Elegant Eggplant #105126
  • Inks: Garden Green #126973, Elegant Eggplant #126969, More Mustard #126964


Punch Card

This cute little punch card was inspired by one I received from my fellow demonstrator, Tami Waddell from CA. NO stamping, just punches!

It's fun, try it!

Supplies List:

  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101630, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Gumball Green #126840, Early Espresso #119686
  • Punches: 1-1/4" scallop Circle #127811, 3/4" Circle #119873, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
  • Accessories: Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, 1/8" Mini Brads #122941


Today is another card from my Christmas Card Stack #2 event. The Illuminate Ink Pad creates a lovely shimmery Bold Snowflake background!

I cannot get enough of the Glimmer Paper!! LOVE IT SOOO MUCH!!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Bold Snowflake # 132338 Clear mount only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045
  • Ink: Illuminate Pad #126857
  • Punches: Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle #127811, 1" Circle 119868
  • Accessories: Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, Black Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145

Watercolor Winter

This is a card from my recent Christmas Card Stack #2. You can almost smell the "piney" fragrance!

Look closely and you will see a little frost on the pine cones created with Dazzling Details, a glittery adhesive.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Watercolor Winter #129724 Wood mount or #129727 Clear mount, Greetings of the Season #128030 Wood mount or #128033 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650
  • Inks: Early Espresso #126974, Wild Wasabi #126959
  • Accessories: Dazzling Details #127845, Stampin' Sponge #101610, Brights Glimmer Brads #121006, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Ribbon #126848, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Framelits #127003

"LIMITED" Texture Boutique!


'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim

This item has LIMITED quantities so ORDER NOW!


Winter Birthdays

I've been making winter Birthday cards with the NEW Single Stamp, Bold Snowflake! Love that this image fits perfectly into the Blossom Punch...No cutting!

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Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Bold Snowflake #132338 Clear mount only, Beautiful Birthday #125562 Wood mount only
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Baja Breeze #111352
  • Ink: Baja Breeze #126960, Early Espresso #126974
  • Accessories: Blossom Punch #125603, Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons #127833, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Pefect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335,  Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack #12690
  • Festival of Prints HC

Look Closely

Look closely to see this wreath is created with Make A Mitten Stamp Set! This clever design struck my fancy at Convention. I'm sorry I don't know the creator to credit. You probably also noticed that the sentiment is in French. Stampin' Up! has been in Canada for over 10 years so this card must have come from French Quebec.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Make a Mitten #127940 Wood mount or #126943 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650,Gumball Green #126840, Brushed Gold #102935
  • Ink: Gumball Green #126861, Versamark #102283
  • Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder #109129, Heat Tool #129053, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper #126896, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Regals Designer Buttons #119744

Brads into Earrings

Here is a great little Holiday gift idea that's fast and simple! I snipped off the "LEGS" of Vintage Brads using my Craft & Rubber Scissors. My Bone Folder flattened any rough edges. Next I grabbed Crystal Effects to attach the legless brads to earring post bases. DONE! How easy is that!

My finished earrings are in the center. TRY IT!!

  • Supplies List:


  • Vintage Brads #117273, Craft & Rubber Scissors #103179, Bone Folder #102300, Crystal Effects #101055, Earring Findings

My Digital Studio 2

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Need an ad for your business? Stampin' Up!'s "My Digital Studio 2" product is PERFECT for making creative, colorful flyers, ads, and handouts! Here I have a colorful "postcard" layout featuring all my business basics to catch the eye of new customers. Printing with Stampin' Up!'s professional printer, you get BULK PRICING!  I put these up on bulletin boards everywhere I go in my county!

My Digital Studio has a "save as JPEG" option, too. This allows you to print at home. I personally prefer the vivid, accurate colors I get from Stampin' Up!'s service. My home print does not do color well.

Give My Digital Studio 2 a try - FREE for 30 day  click HERE!

I apologize for yesterday's incomplete post. I had to take my laptop to the GEEKS because Windows was corrupt! HATE being disconnected. I'm back and will get it done!

Watercolor Winter

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This is a fast NO LAYER holiday card. The yellow area is quick sponged. Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details adds the sparkle!


Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Watercolor Winter #129724 Wood mount or #129727 Clear mount, Greetings of the Season #128030 Wood mount or #128033 Cloear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650
  • Ink: Soft Suede #126978, Always Artichoke #126972, So Saffron #126957
  • Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details #125585, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Stamping Sponges #101610, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Big Shot #113439


Color Coach


The great dilemma: what color combo should I use with my creation? Stampin' Up! Color Coach gives you a wonderful array of combos from designer artists! Here I used the "Pool Party Creative Combo."

Don't you love the results on this quick and easy "no layer" note?

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: By the Seashore #126530 Wood mount or #126532 Clear mount, Friendly Phrases #126149 Wood mount or #126151 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (20) #107311
  • Ink: Pool Party #122938, So Saffron #126957, Not Quite Navy #126971
  • Accessories: Color Coach #120148


Color Coach

Got your FLU shot?

Unfortunately, cold and flu season is just around the corner. I like to keep Get Well cards on hand!

I've surprisingly pair FIRST EDITION Designer Series Paper with Champagne GLIMMER Paper to get pleasing results! Purchase Stampin' Up! products HERE.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Perfectly Penned #122890 Wood mount or #122892 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980
  • Punches: 2.5" Circle #120906, Decorative Label #120907
  • Accessories: First Edition Designer Series Paper #121878, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885, 1/2" Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145, Neutrals Brads #119741
  • Accessories: Chervon Embossing Folder #127749, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Dimensionals #104430

Double Gate Fold Card

Such a fun holiday card thanks to CUTE Snow Festival Designer Series Paper!

This is a GREAT fun fold design!! Here are your directions:


Supplies List:

  • Stamps: More Merry Messages #126400 Wood mount or #126402 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Cherry Cobbler #119685
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler #126966
  • Accessories: Snow Festival Designer Series Paper #126908, Brights Glimmer Brads #121006

Quint-Essential Flower

Quint-Essential Flower is among my personal TOP TEN FAV stamps in the catalog. It's just darn charming in any color combo! This sample is 3"X3".

FIVE Stampin' Up! punches coordinate with this image so it's a flash to create!

Supplies List:

  • Stamp: Quint-Essential Flower #126790 Wood mount only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Pool Party #122924
  • Inks: Pool Party #126982, Calypso Coral #126983, Island Indigo #126986
  • Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle # 119854, 3/4" Circle #119873, 1/2" Circle #119869
  • Accessories: Dimensionals #104430, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, 1/8" Mini Brads #122941

My outstanding demonstrators for October are Liz Gullett of Byron, IL and Mary Elliott of Oregon, IL! Collect your prize within 7 days! ENJOY!