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Undefined Stamp Carving Class

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These pictures are from Stampin' Up!'s Convention last July.  The board above shows all of the products related to the Undefined Kit and the other pictures show stamps carved by convention attendees.  If you would like to join in the fun I have a class set up just for you ~ Wednesday, June 25, at 6 PM in the Cat/Art Studio.  The class fee is $35.00 and includes the basic Undefined Kit.

Look what I carved!

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Undefined Carving Kit

If you have been a little hesitant to try out the Undefined Carving Kit (mostly because  you don't know how to use it), then I have good news!!  Stampin' Up! has released a video showing you how to use the kit and I'm sure after you see how it's done, you will want to get your own kit.  Take a look:

And, I have an UNDEFINED CLASS scheduled for June, I hope you will plan on attending.  More information on the class tomorrow. 



I loved having Sharon, Connie, Katy, Sarah, Chrissy and Martha in the Cat/Art Studio last night for some crafting fun and wanted to show you some of the cards created.  The Card in a Box Class is so much fun ~ everyone's turns out differently, everyone has fun and is proud to have created such a fantastic card. 

Card in a box Katy

Card in a box Sharon

Card in a box Connie

This is Connie's card for her husbands upcoming birthday.  And, now for a SNEAK PEAK!  Sarah wanted to make a card for a baby shower.  I immediately thought of a new stamp set in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! catalog.  It is a darling baby set and, you'll be so happy, it comes with it's very own FRAMELITS!  Also, it is a BUNDLE ~ which means 15% off!

Card in a box Sarah

Card in a box Sarah closeup

Too cute, right?  The set is 'Something for Baby' ~ 12 stamps!  I'll have the set at my Open House for you to see (or maybe use, yes definitely ~ we'll be doing make & takes!).  But, be sure to let me know if you are coming ~ the afternoon of June 6 or Saturday, June 7, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Email me now!

Join for $50

For a limited time you can join Stampin' Up! for just $50!

This fabulous opportunity will only last one month ending on June 30, 2014, so now would be a super time for you to capitalize on what you already love doing ~ stamping, crafting, scrapping ~ to pay for your hobby and/or make some money while you are at it!

When you join STAMPIN' UP! during this limited-time offer, you'll receive:

*$55 worth of products

*A 30% discount on your first order (order must be $150 or more & placed within your first 45 days)

*A 20% discount on all your orders

*Free Paper Pumpkin Kit

*Free 2014 Annual Convention (no registration fee this year for new demonstrators), must be registered by June 20th!


Merry Christmas!


As the Stampin’ Up catalog year comes to a close, so does some of our Carryover Lists like the holiday stamp sets.  Some of them will be gone as of next week.

We won't have a chance to get any of the new holiday items like Christmas stamps until the Holiday catalog starts in August.  If you want to start on some holiday cards and projects before that, you may want to think about purchasing some of these stamps before they are gone.  

I’m posting these as they are available now but can sell out immediately, so if you really want them, click on the item, it will take you to my store to see full size and prices.  (I posted the clear mount prices but wood is available also.)

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My favorites are Festive Flurry with the matching framelits, Christmas Messages and Evergreen.  And, Greetings of the Season is always nice to have on hand!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to place an order.


Watercolor Wonder Note Cards & Envelopes

All of my STAMP CLUB members used the Watercolor Wonder Note Cards & Envelopes in May.  You can find these wonderful note cards on page 22 in the Occasions (Spring) Catalog which is retiring on June 1.  There are 20 printed cards on watercolor paper, 4 each of 5 designs, for $12.95 (133362).  Many of you orderd one, or more, packages so I thought you might like another idea on how to use them ~ easily!  The idea, and the pictures, are from my fellow demonstrator, Catherine Harwood.  She used the Petite Petal Punch and the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper to make the flowers.  Thanks Catherine!  Enjoy!

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Father's Day is right around the corner...

SAS 6 Map



Father's Day ~ around the world

          Stamp Sets:  World Map, page 23 AC; Chalk Talk, page 12 Stampin' Up!'s Annual  Catalog (AC)

          Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Old Olive

          Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Island Indigo

          Embossing:  Gold Metallic Encore Pad, page 29 OC; Gold Embossing Powder, page 167 AC; Heat Tool, page 167 AC

          Accessories:  Extra Large Oval Punch, page 182 AC; Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon, page 18 OC; Sponge Daubers, page 164, AC; Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, page 175 AC

1.  Stamp map using Always Artichoke, add ink with stamp upside down. Gently pick up ink from the stamp pads using the sponge daubers and GENTLY sponge the map.

2.  Use the 'green' glue to attach the ribbon to your card.

3.  Pop up the oval saying using Dimensionals.  Pop up the map panel with Dimensionals onto the base card.





.  Father’s Day card

              Stamp Set:  Rev Up the Fun!, page 51 AC

          Card Stock:  Whisper White; Crumb Cake

          Ink:  Midnight Muse

          Markers:  Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake

          Accessories:  Washi Tape, page 171 AC; Crystal Effects, page 175 AC

Sneak peak and a little yellow ducky....

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Norfolk has been having such a great time w the rubber ducky on The Hague and the reopening of the Chrysler Museum so my little box is in honor of the festivities.  And, it is a sneak peak ~ a box from a new die in the 2014-15 Stampin' Up! catalog (Hamburger Box Bigz XL die) and a cute new stamp set you are going to love ~ Everything for Baby stamp set.  With FRAMELITS ~ do you believe it?  We are all so spoiled!  Remember when we fancy cut EVERYTHING????

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Celebrate ~ Congratulate!


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          Stamp Set:  Happy Congratulations, page 37 OC

          Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

          Glimmer Paper:  Champagne & Silver, page 156 AC

          Ink:  Jet Black StazOn, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise

          Accessories:  Little Star Punch ~ no longer available BUT check the 2014-2015 NEW CATTY for a lovely surprise!!!  Can't wait!


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Celebrate w Butterflies!

          Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, page 109 AC; Express Yourself, page 205 AC; Delightful Dozen, page 27 AC

          Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Real Red

          Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Real Red

          Accessories:  Bitty Butterfly, page 183 AC; Dimensionals, page 175; Envelope Punch Board corner rounder punch ~ #133774, $19.95; Large Rhinestones, page 171; Rhinestone Basic Jewels, page 171

1.  Round corners of bottom of Whisper White card stock using the corner rounder punch on the Envelope Punch Board.

OC is the Occasions Catalog, the one you are using now ~ Celebrate the everyday ~ it 'expires' on June 1.  Stampin' Up! has not given us a list of those products that will carry over to the new catalog.  It you are in love w any of the products, email me, or give me a call, and I will be glad to see if your favorite is in the new catalog.  It it isn't YOU will want to order on, or before, June 1!