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Sweet SAB, Sweet Sorbet DSP

Sweet Sorbet 1

I think that the DSP (designer series paper) has been everyone's favorite from the SAB (sale-a-brtion) brochure.  Here is one last card design for you using this pretty paper.  Let me know if you have any questions.  And, if you want to add the paper to your collection, make sure you place your order before midnight tonight! 

Sweet Sorbet 2

SOS was such fun yesterday ~ thanks for stopping by ~ Jan, Bea, Cyndi, Diane and Chrissy!  Chrissy is new to the Studio and it was so nice to meet her!  Next weekend is my Envelope Punch Board Class ~ join me Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon and learn how to use this fabulous tool!

See Ya Later

Have you checked out the stamp set SEE YA LATER in Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration brochure?  It is so cute and easy to use.  At Leadership, my friend, Liz Haddon, gave me a set of 3 x 3 cards made with this set and I have been wanting to share them with you.  Thanks so much, Liz!





Too cute, right?  If you need any of the products to make these cards just let me know.  And, if you want the stamp set ~ it is FREE until tomorrow at midnight ~ just let me know what you would like to order for a total of $50 and I'll add it to your order.

In the meantime, today is SOS ~ STAMPING ON SUNDAY ~ in the Cat/Art Studio from two to five.  Join me for some stamping fun ~ it's a FREE event ending two delicious months of SAB!  Hugs, se

SAB is a once a year event ~ did you take advantage of the free products?


SALE-A-BRATION is almost over!  Only a few more days!

Through March 31, when you spend $50 on any Stampin' Up! product you earn FREE SAB GIFTS!  Also, if you collect orders from your friends and the total order is $300, then you (as the hostess) would receive an additional $30 to spend (that's a total of $80!  YES!).

SAB Mother's Day Card

It's also a super time to join Stampin' Up! and see how you like being a Demonstrator ~ whether as a business for yourself or to earn that great 20% discount on your own crafting supplies.  The Starter Kit is only $99 and, during SAB, you choose $150 worth of product ~ your choice all the way.  Email me for more information!!!! 

Click here to view more about Sale-a-Bration and some of the great bundles we have available to add to your craft supplies.


Blessed Easter

We made this pretty card at Katie Holley's Stampin' Up! party on Wednesday afternoon this week.  Thanks Katie ~ loved stamping with you!



Fancy Fold Card


Stamps:  Happy Watercolor, page 22OC; Blessed Easter, p 20OC

Card stock:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, Pistachio Pudding, Black StazOn

Punches:  2 ½” Circle Punch, p 182AC; Artisan Label Punch, p 181AC

Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, p191AC; Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8” Ruffle Stretch Trim, p 141AC; Dimensionals & Sticky Strip, p 175AC

 Cutting directions:

          1.  Crisp Cantaloupe base card, 4 ¼” x 5 ½”

          2.  5 ¼” x 9 ½”, scored at 2 ½” and 5 ½”

 1.  Emboss left 2 ½” panel with the Polka Dots folder.  The Stampin’ Up! logo is on the top and should be facing you so that the dots will emboss upward.

2.  Fold on the score line and punch circle.  I mark my punch with a small pencil line to be able to be consistent w this card.

3.  Stamp background w three colors.  Stamp tulip image on top.

4.  Add Ruffled Ribbon with Sticky Strip.  STICKY STRIP HINTS:  Burnish the red plastic, top side, once it is on your card stock.  Use your BONE FOLDER and go over it several times this attaches it more firmly to the card stock making it easier to pull off the red plastic.  Secondly, if you do not entirely cover the adhesive with your ruffle ribbon, use your EMBOSSING BUDDY, to eliminate the sticky surface.

5.  Punch Label Punch twice ~ stamp first, punch on Whisper White.  Punch out Crisp Cantaloupe and cut in half.  Trim word label w Cantaloupe & add with Dimensionals.


Anniversary celebration over ~ be sure you have the sets you want....

If you have been interested in purchasing some of the "Best of 25" stamp sets, you only have a few more days to get them. The sale ends on March 31, 2014. 


As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin'  Up! also has a collector's card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six "Best of" stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Click the image below to download the card.


Click here to purchase any of the Best of 25 stamp sets.  The Collector's card for Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.


Woo-hoo! Bon Voyage!

Look what UPS delivered ~ so exciting ~

Cruise billfold best best pict


Cruise luggage tags


Cruise packet brochure

Stampin' Up!'s incentive trip ~ a cruise to the Western Caribbean in May ~ for the two of us ~ so exciting!  I want to thank all of you for supporting my business and making this trip possible!  THANK YOU!


Weekly Deals for March 25 ~ 31

The newest deals of the Week have arrived!  You can view the Stampin' Up! products that are on SALE this week, take a look at all that paper!  Remember, you can also order from the Clearance Rack as new products are being added all the time.  And, add the MARCH HOSTESS CODE (ETX37RW7) to your order, someone will win a FREE stamp set just for placing an order!

  Weekly Deals 325

So visit my online stamping store here and get the products you want today before they are gone because the offer is only good while supplies last. The discount appears when you check out so don't worry about that. 

And to get even more value when you purchase the products above, take advantage of Sale-a-Bration.  Spend $50 in product and receive a SAB product from the special catalog.  It's that simple!  And, the end of SAB is right around the corner ~ take advantage of it TODAY!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.



Tag Topper Treats


Card Stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Primrose Petals

Punches:  Angled Tag Topper Punch and Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, p 35 OC; Modern Label Punch, p 161AC; ¾” Circle Punch & ½” Circle Punch, p 182AC; Small Heart Punch, p 183 plus ¼” punch which is no longer in the catty.

Accessories:  Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Dimensionals, p 175AC; Paper Snips; Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, #133522, SAB ~ FREE; Google Eyes; Ruler

Cutting directions:

          1.  Body Tag, 2” x 7.5”, scored at 3” and 4.5”

          2.  Inside Base Tag, 2.5” x 3”, scored at ¼” and ½” on all four sides

Instructions ~ Inside Base Tag

1.  Cut out squares in all four corners. 

2.  Use a ruler to draw an X from corner to corner on the base.

3.  Punch center of X with the ¾” Circle Punch.

4.  Fold on score lines to create base, glue into bottom of Body Tag.

Instructions ~ Body Tag

1.  Fold on scored lines and punch with Tag Topper Punch of choice.

2.  Decorate ~

          a.  Feet:  Modern Label Punch, fussy cut heels, add w Dimensionals.

          b.  Chicks wings: Modern Label Punch, attach to inside.

          c.  Bunny cheeks:  ½” Circle Punch.

          d.  Bunny nose:  ¼” Circle Punch

          e.  Bunny tail:  Small Heart Punch

These cute little Easter treats were part of my March Stamp Club projects.  They are the right size to hold a Cadbury chocolate creme egg (or another flavor), 1.2 oz size.  We will be making these cuties at my FREE CRAFT EVENT on Sunday afternoon, March 30.  I would love to have you ~ come any time between 2 and 5.  Do let me know that you'll be there ~ email me.  Thanks and I look forward to seeing you!

I finally finished my wreath!

Wreath Kit
It took me a while but I finally finished my wreath and I love it.  I have it hanging in the studio to celebrate the arrival of Spring!  One of the problems I had with Stampin' Up!'s basic kit, above, was that there wasn't any leaves included.  I have to have some leaves when I have flowers so I just made some using the Autumn Accents Bigz die, #127812.  I also added a little bit of gold foil using the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, #129404, to create small flowers.  What do you think?