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Dress Up Framelits Die

I'm back in my childhood playing paperdolls!! The DRESS UP framelits die for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine is just TOO MUCH FUN!!! Giggle!

I want to make one with EVERY single Designer Series Paper I own...and there are MANY!! This is such a foxy girlfriend card! Stop in tomorrow for a REGAL dress idea!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses #129633 Wood or #129636 Clear: FREE 2013 Sale-A-Bration item with purchases
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Raspberry Ripple #126842, Basic Black #121045
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980
  • Dies: Dress Up Framelits #130101, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder #129383
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Printed Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack #129312, Cherry Cobbler's Baker's Twine #123125, 3/16" Subtles Brads #119738, Pearls Basic Jewels #119247, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon

Whale you be mine?

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!!

These cute little grey whales are different and unique twist for Valentine's!


Here is what cuts out with the Happy Whale Clearlits Die. I love the anchor! Whale you purchase this cute stamp set??

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Oh, Whale! #129129 Wood or #129132 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Grey #121044, Pink Pirouette #111351
  • Ink: Regal Rose #126947
  • Punches: Full Heart #119883, Modern Label #119849
  • Accessories: Oh Wave! Stampin' Up! Jumbo Wheel #130105, Jumbo Handle #103661, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Happy Whale Clearlits Die #129403, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, 1/8" Mini Silver Brads #122941, 1/8" Regal Rose Taffeta Ribbon #122965, Dimensionals #104430

Oh, Hello

Here's a quick card to make and have on hand!

Check out this thin Pool Party strip - it's a leftover scrap after trimming paper embossed with the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder. It SPOKE to me and said, "Use me!" So I did! Amazing where ideas pop up!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello #130730 Wood or #130733 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950
  • Accesssories: Decorative Label Punch #120907, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378, Pool Party Baker's Twine #125574
  • FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Amazing Friend

I hope you are blessed with AMAZING FRIENDS!! Tell them with a special card!

I've covered this embossed Pool Party layer with Illuminate Glimmer Ink  straight from the pad. It SHIMMERS!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Amazing Family #129189 Wood or #129192 Clear
  • Amazing Family
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Tangerine Tango #111349, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Island Indigo #126986, Illuminate Glimmer #126857
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting MAchine #113439, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder #127819, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 3/8" Brights Glimmer Brads #121006
  • FREE Sale-A-Bration items with purchase: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812


It's a lovely Sunday afternoon in SW Florida! Sitting in the back screened in porch in shorts, bubbling fountain, perfect temp! Summer is DARN HOT & HUMID, so I want to appreciate every minute of winter! This passed week I achieved a monumental personal goal. I had FOUR left leg surgeries in just 2 yrs. This week I gave up my cane and am so very grateful to be walking fairly well without it! The cane was a help but annoying - and made me feel old. I'm finally FREE!! Hurray!

Huge success!

Thanks to everyone who came to my annual Stamp, Scrap, & Craft Supplies Sale! It was a huge success! Hope to see many of you at my Feb. and Mar. classes to create some classy cards! All levels of experince are welcome. Click Nancy's EVENTS at the top of the page to see what's going on!!

If you are viewing my blog for the first time, WELCOME!!! You can email me and sign up for my monthly E-News to stay up-to-date with my events, all Stampin' Up! promotions, catalog releases, and of course my annual BIG SALE next Jan. 2014!


 ART is anything you can get away with!

He got a beer!

"Look dear, Tami sent me this awesome heart!" Hubby, "Are those bottle caps? I haven't had a beer in months. I think I'll have one." LOL Not the reaponse I expected about this lovely creation from my upline Tami Waddell in California!

LOTS of detail and variety in this design! Hubby did offer me his beer cap for creating...I declined because it beer - ick!

I'm not going to attempt to list all the supplies. Just get out your reds, pinks, and hearts and start creating! Don't forget the NEW Soda Pop Tops from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog - they DON'T smell like beer!! CHEERS!!

Sale-A-Bration !!

This is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, FEELING SENTIMENTAL stamp set of 4 images. The olde bicycle was stamped with Black StazOn ink onto GLOSSY Cardstock. After a moment of drying, I pounced on colors with Sponge Daubers.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Feeling Sentimental #129627 Wood OR #129630 Clear - FREE with purchase
  • Cardstock: Marina Mist #119682, Real Red #102482, Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730, Glossy White #102599
  • Inks: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Marina Mist #126962, Real Red #126949, Summer Starfruit #126991
  • Accessories: 2012-2013 InColor Designer Series Paper Stack #126910, Sponge Daubers #102892, Modern Label Punch #119849, Dimensionals #104430, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378





Guest Stamper

Julie B, fellow Demonstrator from California,

 created this darling banner card!

Such a sweet Soda Pop Top embellishment!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Collage Curios #129099 Wood or #129102 Clear
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101630, Primrose Petals #126841
  • Ink: Soft Suede #126978
  • Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding #125582, Vellum Cardstock #101856, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Heart A Flutter Framelits #130159, Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder #129378, Linen Thread #104199, Dimensionals #104430, Soda Pop Tops #129388

Pop tops


Hello, Hello!

Hello??? I'm calling to tell you it's Sale-A-Bration time!! IT'S STARTED - the biggest, best promotion of the Stampin' Up! year: Sale-A-Bration!! YIPPEE!! This is the perfect promo to STOCK UP on your basics! Don't forget that I offer SHOPPER REWARDS! Just click on the link to the right and print your form to record your purchases.

As you can see, this London Telly card, works with a variety of Designer Series Papers! For MORE Sale-A-Bration ideas, click SALE-A-BRATION 2013 in the right column and enjoy! More to come!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Feeling Sentimental #129627 Wood or #129630 Clear, Pretty Petites #129639 Wood or #129642 Clear: BOTH stamps sets are FREE items with a purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo, Jan. 22-Mar. 22,2013
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318, Real Red #102482
  • Ink: Real Red #126949, Soft Suede #126978
  • Accessories: First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper #121878, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Petite Curly Label Punch #129405: a FREE Sale-A-Bration item, Dimensionals #104430

Details for Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Between Jan. 22 & Mar. 22, 2013, select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for EACH $50 you purchase! This is the BIGGEST promo of the year, so STOCK UP on your basics! When you order $150 receive: THREE free S-A-B items, Hostess Benefits of $25 in free products, AND a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper for our 25th Anniversary! Yes, you may include Clearance Rack items. Yes, your purchase qualifies for my SHOPPER REWARDS (see details at right.)WOW-WOW-WOW!!

See FREE items HERE


Sale-A-Bration starts TOMORROW!

These images are from FEELING SENTIMENTAL stamp set of 4 images, a FREE item during Sale-A-Bration! Select a free item for EACH $50 purchased! It's the BEST!! I love the carnival feeling of this card I made at the recent Stampy Wackers Shoebox Swap.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Feeling Sentimental #129627 Wood OR #129630 Clear - FREE with purchase
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Island Indigo #122923, Sahara Sand #121043
  • Ink: Island Indigo #122937, Cherry Cobbler #126966
  • Accessories: World Spectacular Designer Series Paper #126897, Take a Ticket Wheel #126941, Standard Handle #102971, 3/16" Regals Brads


Sneek Peek of S-A-B

Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration, Jan. 22 - Mar. 22, is the BIGGEST, BEST promotion of the year!! This design is a simple and economical Make & Take card. Using the Sycamore Street Design Series Paper, a S-A-B product, you can get TONS of this project from one package because most of the package coordinates with Pool Party Cardstock!

Cut the Whisper White Cardstock 8-1/2" X 2-3/4". You can get FOUR cuts from one sheet!!

Here are two other patterns from Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper.

Supplie List:

  • Stamps: Feel Goods #129681 Wood or #129684 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Pool Party #126982
  • Accessories: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 FREE WITH A $50 PURCHASE, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 FREE WITH A $50 PURCHASE, 5/8" Flower Trim #126869

Julie B - Guest Stamper

What a classy "friend" card created by Julie B, fellow Demonstrator!

Julie folded the wide ribbon in half to give it a different look. Her card is full of TEXTURE!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Amazing Family #129189 Wood or #129192 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101630
  • Ink: Basic Gray #126981
  • Accessories: BasicGray/Basic Black 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon #129295, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Hearts A Flutter Framelits #130159, Honeycomb Textured Embossing Folder #129378, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Dimensionals #104430

Flu Season

Thanks, Pennie Mc - I appreciated your note so much. I had the flu after lots of holiday travels. A simple card can express so much!

Keep some Get Well cards on hand for this flu season - your friends will appreciate it!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Aviary #166956 Wood or #120462 Clear, Sassy Salutations #126705 Wood or #126707 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Gumball Green #126840
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980, Gumball Green #126861
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335

Designed by Shelli, CEO

2013 shelli's card
This card was made by Shelli Gardner, CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up! I think it's awsome that super-busy Shelli makes time to create! This is a lovely wedding card. Visit her at: So Shelli

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Layered Labels #127070 Wood or #127072 Clear, Loving Thoughts #125843 Wood or #125845 Clear
  • Cardstock: Basic Grey #121044, Whisper White #100730, Summer Starfruit #126839
  • Inks: Basic Grey #126981, Summer Starfruit #126991
  • Accessoreis: In Color Dahlias #127556, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits #126999, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon #109070, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz #118771, Dimensionals 104430


Who doesn't love the CRISPNESS of Polka Dots!! I punched a bunch of scalloped circles from the NEW Creped Filter Paper. Stacked them, then put a brad thru the center. I crunched the layers and got these fluffy flowers! TIP: If you have trouble punching the Filter Paper, simply add a sheet of copy paper for stability while punching.

I was tempted to sponge or spritz the flowers, but decided the pure white was sooo clean with the fresh Polk Dots!

LOVE this card! Think I'll repeat it in several other colors of Polka Dots. Try it yourself!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Oh, Hello #130730 Wood or #130733 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Not Quite Navy #100867, Marina Mist #119682
  • Ink: Not Quite Navy #129971
  • Punches: 7/8" Scallop Circle #129404, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle #127811, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, Extra Large Oval #119859
  • Accessories: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, 3/16" Neutral Brads #199736, Creped Filter Paper #129393, 5/8" Organza Ribbon #114319


Crazy Fun Design

Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper is CRAZY FUN!!

This fancy fold opens TWICE before you get to the colorful inside! It's a great design to show off both sides of each double-side designer paper.


  • Stamps: Just Thinking #129940 Wood only, Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 Wood only
  • Cardstock: Marina Mist #119682, Whisper White #100730
  • Ink: Marina Mist #126962
  • Accessories: Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287, Dimensionals 104430, Parker's Pattern Designer Series Paper #131021

Parker's Patterns

For Men

More swaps! One of the fun things I enjoy is swapping with other stampers because we all have such different styles!

This is the same gift card holder as my YouTube video which you can view in the right column under "TUTORIALS."  The NEW Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper create a snappy version for the men in your life.


 Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Morning Post Alphabet #126590 Wood or #126592 Clear, Best Dad Ever #120399 Wood or #120681 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Not Quite Navy #1017220
  • Ink: Charry Cobbler #126966
  • Punches: Word Window #199857, 1-1/4" Square #119865, 1-3/8" Square #119877
  • Accessories: Very Vanilla Envelope #107300, Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper #131021, Silver Basics Designer Buttons #126325, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine #123125

Guest Stamper

Today's lovely banner card is created by Elizabeth Price, Stampin' Up! Artisan Award Winner. Liz has a wonderful shabby chic style!

Love this "tag" grouping - so sweet!


Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Hearts a Flutter #129249 Wood or #129252 Clear, Just Believe #116948 Wood or #120453 Clear
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, Pink Pirouette #100459
  • Ink: Crumb Cake #126975, Real Red #126949
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #133439, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies #130159, Many Marvelous Markers #119806, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, Naturals 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Pool Party Baker's Twine #125574, Dimensionals 104430

Sunshine Card

Wow, I'm in love with the NEW SPRING CATALOG!! These items are so girly and fun! Join my 2013 SPRING PRODUCT SHARE (above) to get your sampling.

Try grouping different embellishments for a clever focal point!

The red flower is the 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim. I simply scrubbed a single flower onto a Real Red Ink Pad. These flowers take the ink very easily so you can create ANY color flower your projects needs.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Feel Goods #129681 Wood or #129684 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Real Red #126949
  • Accessories: More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, Pool Party 1/4" Sycamore Street Ribbon (coming for 2013 Sale-A-Bration!), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die #120903, 3/8" Designer Printed Brads #122940, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119247, Dimensionals 104430, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869

Flower Trim

Now that the Spring Catalog has publicly posted, I added an active catalog link to the Product Share. Check it out!!

Whalecome the SPRING Catalog

TODAY starts the FABULOUS Spring Catalog!! This is a charming new stamp set called OH, WHALE! with a coordinating OH, WAVE! Wheel. This is actually a Whalecome Baby Girl Card!

Decorate your envelopes to carry through your theme!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Oh, Whale! #129129 Wood mount or #129132 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Pretty in Pink #100459, Melon Mambo #115320
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink #126955, Melon Mambo #126948
  • Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Small Heart Punch #117193, Melon Mambo 3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon #129293, Happy Whale Clearlits Die #129403, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Oh, Wave Wheel #130105, Jumbo Handle #103661, 3/16" Neutrals Brad #119736, Dimensionals #104430


Spring Catalog Product Share!

NANCY'S Stampin' Up!


Experience "BIG" creativity

 for "LITTLE" cash!


 For only $29, receive this exciting sampling:

18 Designer Series Papers (one 6X6" ea of 18 designs) p. 3, 20, 28

6 Specialty Designer Series Papers (one 6X6" ea of 6 designs) p. 10

12 Designer Series Paper STACK (one 4.5X6.5" ea of 12 designs) p. 16

6 Core'dinations Cardstock (two 6X6" ea of three colors) p. 12

4 Silver Designer Buttons (2 ea of 2 sizes) p. 20

10 ft. of 1-1/4" Two-Tone Ribbon (5 ft. ea of 2 colors) p. 13

6 yds. of 3/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon (2 yds. ea of 3 colors) p. 30

5 ft. of Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon p. 20

*Page # are 2013 Spring Catalog - begins & posts Jan. 3

 To receive your share email me [email protected] this info: 

  • Your full name
  • How many "SHARES" you want
  • Your USPS mailing address in USA only
  • Your email for Paypal invoicing payable by credit/debit card

As soon as the share fills, I'll invoice you & order. When product arrives, I'll promptly divide, package & mail via Priority Mail for a fee of $5.60 per share. Local pick up is no charge. This offer is good from only Nancy Ferb, independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Cannot be combined with any other Stampin' Up! order or party.



Need a FAST note? The new SWALLOWTAIL single stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog is a great choice!

I added a "bit of sparkle" on the wing tips with Dazzling Details! COME BACK TOMORROW FOR KATIE'S WEDDING PICTURE!! :-)

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail #129213 Wood mount or #129216 Clear mount, Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 Wood mount or #127802 Clear mount
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Perfect Plum #101889
  • Ink: Perfect Plum #126963, Basic Black #126980
  • Punches: Word Window #119857, Modern Label #119849
  • Accessories: Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel #129324, Dazzling Details #124117


Audra Moncur of Roscoe, IL and Liz Gullett of Byron, IL
CONGRATS!!! Claim your prizes from me within 7 days - ENJOY!