Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Halloween Bash

I just knew I shouldn't have opened another one of my Halloween sets!  I just couldn't help myself.
I used the new Witche's Brew Washi tape and the new Halloween Bash stamp set  and the new Basic Black Chevron ribbon. I added just a little loop of ribbon to the right side of the card.
 Don't forget to washi tape your envelope too!

To use your washi tape, just start by tearing a piece off and laying it anywhere on your cardstock. Then take a stamp and layer it over the tape.  Quite an easy card and the washi tape is so much fun to use.
Last day to get the Designer Series Paper Promo!

Go to pages 151, 153,154 of the annual catalog to choose your papers.

Order HERE

Monday, July 29, 2013

Toil and Trouble

I know what you thinking,  Halloween in July?  But ya'll know me by now,  I LOVE Halloween!  These treats are made with our new Toil and Trouble Halloween stamp set, ready to make it's debut for you to order on August 1st!  Don't you hate it when I tease you!
The stamp that I used and wrapped around a small piece of Twix is compatiable with our Apothecary Framelit die.  So the neat thing about that is you will stamp the image and  run it through the Big Shot to cut it out.   I punched a hole in the top after I folded around the treat.  The stamp set also contains the crow so I stamped him and dusted him with our new halloween black glitter.
(you get black and orange glitter, both colors for $7.95

Products Used:
Cardstock- Whisper white
Ink- Basic Black
Stamp set- Toil and Trouble
wood mounted -#131724 for $ $22.95
clear mounted -#131727 for $16.95

Accessories- Black Glitter, Black Glitter Brads, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon

You can view the stamp set HERE

Have you thought about joining my Thoughts that Stick team?
Now is the perfect time,  it's $99.00 and you can order anything you like, plus you get an extra free kit to boot!  Plus be on my team!

Click here to join!

Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up!
Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gorgeous Grunge

Using the new stamp set Gorgeous Grunge today.  Love that it is a set you can just stamp all overthe cardstock and looks so cute! I used one little piece of designer series neutral colors in Baked brown sugar above the orange stamped stripe, the rest is all stamps. The added butterfly is the butterfly punch and flower punch with a rhinestone in the center.   Don't forget to stamp your envelope too!

Products Used;
Cardstock- Whisper White, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie
Ink- Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie and Baked brown sugar
Stamp Sets- Gorgeous Grunge and Yippe-Skippee!

Inks- Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
wood mounted- #130514 for $24.95 or
clear mounted -#130517 for $17.95

do a little shoppin HERE

Gorgeous Grunge
  look at all those fun stamps to work with!

While shopping don't forget to order your Designer Series paper, and what a great promotion,  buy 3 get 1 free through the 31st of July

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Perfect Blend

Have you checked out this fun new coffee set?  Way cute!
I received the cutest card from Sue McNeill at convention with these polka dots and color combo so I thought I just might have to create something. Thanks Sue! Look at these fabulous boxes!  I have posted the boxes before, but seriously,  you will love them and you can fill them up with just about any thing.  I made this one for a friend.  I filled the box with three of the Keurig Coffees. They fit just perfect in  there.

Products Used:
Cardstock- Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, In Colors designer series paper
Accessories- Pearl Rhinestones, Artisan Label Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch,Tag a Bag gift Boxes, Gift Bow Big Shot Die, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Sponge Daubers

Keurig Coffee fit just perfect!

Do a little shoppin HERE

    Ronald McDonald House SideWalk

if you are local and would like to support the Ronald McDonald house, then be sure to stop by the house this saturday, July 27 from 9 am to 2 pm  for their 30th annual  Sidewalk Sale!  Shop new items donated by Metropolitan Market, Kids Club, Sole Food, Stampin Up, Compenduim, Great Dog and more!.  Not to mention cupcakes from our friends at Trophy!  All procedds benefit RHMC!!!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


What would convention be without a bit of swapping!  Here are a few cards I thought would be fun to share with you.  I love the idea of getting back to basic stamping. These cards here prove this!  This first one is a mix of using our MDS  (My Design Studio) and adding a few embellishments as well.  This card is by Tess Gleason.  Are you still wondering about using MDS?  I will be posting a video tomorrow for you to view. 

This cards is and example of using our embossing folders and adding embellishments to finish it off.
Card by Connie Babbert

How beautiful and simplistic is this card!  By taking and layering your colors then adding some beautiful touches makes back to basic stamping totally fun and easy.
Card by Tiffany Bauer

Here are some more pics from convention of our amazing after party, complete with delish cupcakes, a band (and guys to dance with!) and aerial trapeze artist swaying from sheets from the ceiling!  incrediable night let me tell you!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Kit- $10.00!!!!!

Still wondering about Paper Pumpkin?  Check out the video
above to see what the excitement is about!  Here's the great offer I have for you,  sign up for two months at just $10.00 each month!
Yep,  you read that right!  
Who wouldn't love to have projects all cut and ready to make at their homes all for $10.00!  a savings of $6.95 a month.
Make sure and  use the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL as you sign up so that you receive the special.  Make sure and put my demonstrator #5371  Julie Pitta

                                                Click HERE sign up
                                                  Julie Pitta #5371

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I'm Back!

Well,  I am home from our most amazing incrediable 25th Anniversary celebration!  what a whirlwind it was!
I chose to not post while away so I could take in all the action, ideas, classes and the meeting up with friends old and new.  I will share will you over the course of days some highlights of my 3 days of massive fun!

How do you fit 5800 stamp crazed women and men in a convention center?  I don't know!  but we managed to all squeeze in!  This photo is of us all waiting to get into main session.

We are exhausted here! can you tell!  my dear friend and partner in crime Kirstin

My GoDiva's 3D Swap

Here is our amazing GoDiva's group just after swapping.
These are some incrediably talented ladies as well as business women. Such inspirational as well as motivational group!  A shout out to Robin Merriman for heading up and getting us all together and organizing our group!  Hugs!

I have so many things to share with you!  So many new products and amazing new kits.  So exciting!  I'll keep them coming!

Products used for this Halloween bag:
NEW!  Tag a Bag gift bags- #131370 10 for $3.95
Stamp Sets- Tape It! Wood mounted - # 130712 or clear mounted - # 130715 and Chalk Talk - Wood mounted # 130631 or clear mounted # 130634
Ink- Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Basic Grey

Do a little shoppin HERE

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Convention 2013!!!

It's Convention time!  I will be arriving today in Salt Lake for a fun  filled 3 days of meeting with friends, business classes, new product sharing and a HUGE 25th year celebration with our incrediable company Stampin Up!
Here are some downline gifts I have prepared for my Ladies.  I hope they like them!  

They are journals, sorry for the light blare,  It was just too shiney to photograph.  At convention?  make sure and say Hi!!!!  I will keep you posted daily on what's happening here.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Glass Blowing and summer fun

We have had a fun busy week with family.  Sunday we spent the afternoon at a local glass blowing studio with our entire family blow beautiful creations with glass!  It was so amazing and fun, and HOT!  The kilns are 3000 degrees! We ended up making everything from pumpkins, to fish to bowls to candle holders. What an incrediable day it was!  Here are the "boyz" below,

All of the Girls

Shelby working on her project

Went on to ride the new Great Wheel on the waterfront.
It was spectacular~!  Amazing views 

This was from the top
Still getting prepared for convention, lots to do before I leave this week.  Hope I get to meet some of you there, be sure to stop me to say hi and swap!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Cycle Celebration is back!!

Getting ready for convention for next week.  Getting many swaps and downline gifts all together for next week!  We will be celebrating Stampin Up! 25th anniversary. Will you be there?  It is going to be such a fun time.  Looking forward to sharing with you all the fun things we make and learn when I return!

Products Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Cantaloupe Crisp, Color Collection designer series paper In Colors 2013/15,
Stamp Set- Cycle Celebration and Feels Good
Accessories - Candy Dots in Subtles, Tea Crepe Paper
Antique Brads

Here's a great recruiting offer!

Want to join my Team? I am looking for a few new people!
Here is a great deal for you!
It's just 99.00 to sign up!

Offer: New recruits get to pick one of four project kits for free in addition to their starter kit when they join Stampin' Up!
Dates: July 15-August 31, 2013
Kit Options:
The first three project kits are from the holiday catalog and the last option is from the annual catalog.
OptionKit DescriptionItemTotal Value
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND
Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit
Tag a Bag Bundle AND
Tag a Box Bundle

Friday, July 12, 2013

Chalk Talk

With chalkboard art all the rage, this new stamp set Chalk Talk is perfect for you to create cards.

Products Used:
Cardstock-  Whisper White, Real Red, Collection Series designer paper in Brights
Stamp Set- Chalk Talk wood mounted #130631- $25.95
Clear Mounted # 130634 - $18.95
Accessories- Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 Scallop Edge Border,Crochet Trim, 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon  #132140

Chalk Talk
wood mounted #130631- $25.95
Clear Mounted # 130634 - $18.95 Stamp Set

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Washi Online Class

Stampin Up's! online class--What to Washi--is now available. Offering seven different sections of Washi wisdom, this class includes everything you need to know to make the most of one of the hottest crafting trends out there. Originating in Japan, Washi Tape has taken the crafting world by storm, offering an incredibly quick, easy way to add a fresh, colorful look to any project. What to Washi explores a myriad of Washi options and provides much more than the basics for you to begin your own Washi adventures.  Divided into seven PDF documents, this class includes written instructions, step-out photos, instructional videos, and supply lists for more than 30 projects. 
What to Washi Class:  item 134742
Price:  $14.95 US/$17.95 CA

The following topics are covered in the class:

  • The Washi Basics
  • Washi-The Next Step
  • Above and Beyond
  • Sharing Washi with Others
  • Memory Keeping
  • Storage
  • Only the Beginning. . . 
And wait, there's more! This class is also being offered as part of the What to Washi Bundle. When you order the bundle you receive everything listed below:
  • What to Washi Class
  • Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
  • Season of Style Designer Washi Tape
  • Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape
  • 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
Each Washi Tape package contains three coordinating rolls of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Washi Tape for a total of 12 rolls. And when you order the What to Washi Bundle, you'll be the first to receive our Season of Style and Witches Brew Washi Tape packages; they aren't available to individual purchase until August 1! 

What to Washi Bundle:  item 134743
Price:  $36.95 US/$45.95 CA

PC Instructions
The files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.
Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.

                          Order yours HERE

Here's one of the easiest Washi Tape cards I posted.  Just tape the washi all over your card and stamp over it and there you have it!   so fun and easy to craft with!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Tape It

This new stamp set is so fun!  so easy to work with.   What a great way to get back to basic stamping with this set.  The stamps in the set are just like Washi tape, except you pick the colors and stamp in any direction you want!  And so basic and easy to create with them. I stamped the grid stamp first then just started layering the other three stamps.

Products Used:
Cardstock- Whisper White, Coastal Cobana
Ink- Basic Black, Coastal Cobana, So Saffron, Basic Gray
Stamp Sets- Tape It, Really Good Greetings, Off the Grid
Accessories- Basic Pearls

Tape It!
wood mounted #130712 for 26.95
clear mounted # 130715 for $ 18.95

Really Good Greetings
wood mounted # 130330 for $18.95
clear mounted # 130333 for $14.95

Place your orders here HERE

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Boutique Details Paperclips

These new In Colors are just perfect for the summer months.  Here's a fun gift you can make for Teachers, your friends, co-workers or your hostesses at your parties. I used the pretty new Boutique Detail buttons to make the cute paperclips.

I made this folder to house them in.  It is cut at 4 1/2" x 8" using the new In color 2013/15 designer series chevron paper. Once cut cut out the paper following the chevron pattern.  Add the Pistachio Pudding green to the bottom.  Then make the belly band out of the Cantaloupe Crisp cardstock, it measures 1" x 8".  Add the Cantaloupe Crisp ruffled trim to the sides. 
I attached the buttons to the paper clips by using E-6000 glue.  It's permanent and very secure.  And here's what they look like inside all ready to give that someone sweet......CUTE!!!