Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stampin' Up! Wants Your Ideas!

Stampin' Up! has created a way for you to help them design and choose new stamp sets--In with You (beta program). The In with You program is currently open to anyone (demonstrators, customers, etc.) in the United States and Canada, including District of Columbia, APO/FPO, and Puerto Rico, but not Qu├ębec. So spread the word!

Once you join our In with You online community, you can submit your original artwork for stamp set challenges, vote and comment on other people's submissions, earn badges, and interact with others in the community. We will produce and sell one or more stamp sets from among the top-voted submissions in each challenge. Plus there are fabulous prizes for top designs.

Here's the scoop on the current challenge:

Contest dates: July 18-August 31, 2013
Submit ideas early so you have plenty of time to gather support for your work (you know--get your friends to vote for your design).

Contest theme: Illustrated Sayings, Plays on Words, Puns

Go ahead--wow us with your brilliance, make us laugh till we cry, show us just how witty you are. Send us one to five of your funniest, cleverest, and cutest illustrated puns, plays on words, or sayings.

1st place: $200 US/$200 CAN Visa Gift Card
2nd place: $150 US/$150 CAN Visa Gift Card
3rd place: $100 US/$100 CAN Visa Gift Card
*Winners determined by number of votes.

Be sure to read the Submission Guidelines by clicking the link at the bottom of the page before submitting your designs.

Your images may be our next great stamp set! We can't wait to see your designs!

Items to note:
  • While we encourage handwritten sayings, you may use fonts. If you use a font, please indicate which font you used.
  • All sayings must be attributed to the correct source.
  • Trademarked sayings may prevent us from creating your stamp.
  • Some fonts carry special licensing agreements that may also prohibit us from creating your stamps.
  • Please note that this is design challenge and only ideas submitted with imagery will qualify to win.
For more information, submission guidelines, terms and conditions, and to participate, go to
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Downloads in Full Bloom

It's Tuesday and you know what that means-new downloads are in full bloom. (PDF) Straight from the annual catalog, the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper pairs perfectly with the Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set. While the About to Blossom August Kit adds a bouquet of possibilities to the FREE About to Blossom August Wallpaper. Don't miss out on all the floral fun!  
Really Good Greetings Stamp Brush Set - $3.95

Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set - $3.95

 About To Blossom August Kit- $9.95

About To Blossom August Wallpaper - FREE!

Birthday Candles Stamp Brush - $2.95

Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper - $4.95

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy 25th Anniversary

Hi everyone.  While I was at convention, I got a bunch of cool swap cards that I wanted to share with you.  The first up is this super cute card to commemorate Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary!  

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Coming Soon - Envelope Punch Board

Do you want yet another new product announcement from Convention?  How about if I told you that we will be getting an Envelope Punch Board that will allow you to quickly create your own envelopes in up to 66 different sizes?!?! How awesome is that?  I don't have an exact release date for this yet, but it will be soon.  Check out the picture above so see all the samples that were on display at Convention (I had to black out the actual board, which is where that black spot is in the center of the photo, as we are not allow to show the actual product yet).  As soon as I find out when this will be released, I will let you know, so stay tuned! 

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Thinlits Card Dies

Want another cool new product announcement from Convention?  Thinlit Card Dies are coming!  What are they and do you do with them, you ask? 
They've been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! Our amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step.

133479Label Card Thinlits Die$32.95
133480Circle Card Thinlits Die$32.95
Available August 1, 2013

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.)
With the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!
  • These Thinlits Card Dies will be available at least through the 2013-2014 catalog year! 
  • The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:
Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):
  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)
Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):
  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)
Both card dies pair well with:
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention Video

Hi everyone!  Well, I am still not recovered from Convention yet!  I got back on Sunday and it was been a busy, busy week at work this week, so I have not even had time to go through all my Convention photo's, swaps, or other goodies yet!  In the meantime, I wanted to share the 2013 Convention video with you. It is great, and gives you a glimpse into all the fun we had this year! 

What to join me next year?  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the Pick a Free Project Kit promotion going on now when you join Stampin' Up!.  Questions about the promotion, or interested in signing up?  Contact me today! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

In With You Design Challenge Update

Do you remember that In With You Design Challenge that was announced a while back?  Well, a couple of months ago, Stampin' Up! held an In with You stamp set design challenge for Stampin’ Up! employees. Check out EMILY MONTOYA’S winning artwork. Her Spread the Joy Stamp Set is only available through January 2, 2014, so order today!
Click here to download the Spread the Joy flyer.

Click here to order the clear mount stamp set.

Click here to order the wood mount stamp set.

The winner of the In With You "Monsters, Zombies, Creatures with Horns" has been choosen.  We got a sneak peek of this new set at Convention.  It will be available to order soon, so stay tuned!   

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rise & Shine. . . It's Time for New Digital Downloads

There are a whole slew of new downloads for MDS today.  At Convention we got a sneak peek of the Rise & Shine Pocket Cards for everyday memory keeping. Well, they are now available for you to purchase! And they are a must-have (along with all the other new downloads of course). PDF
Hello, Lovely Stamp Brush Set - $5.95

Party Premiere Ensemble - $19.95

Post Card Stamp Brush - $2.95

Rise & Shine Pocket Cards - $5.95

Soho Subway Designer Series Paper - $4.95

World Map Stamp Brush - $2.95

Don't forget!  Paper Pumpkin is on Sale!!!  Sign up now to get your first 2 months for only $10 each!!  Use the code below to get your savings (and don't forget to select me for your demonstrator)! 

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Undefined-Stamp Carving

Have you ever wanted a stamp but couldn't find the perfect image? Maybe you have a special family logo or a sketch you would like to have as a stamp. Well now you can! Undefined is Stampin' Up!'s new stamp carving product line. You define the rubber stamp any way you want.
When you carve your very own stamp, you have will have an entirely new and different creative experience. And when you're finished, you will have created a one-of-a-kind stamp!
How exactly do you carve a stamp? Watch the video for a tutorial.

Intrigued? I know you want to get your hands on the kit and start carving your own masterpieces. Here are the item numbers you'll need (I suggest adding a refill kit on your first order . . . trust me, you're gonna want it). 

Click here to download the flyer.

Click here to order now.

Item #
Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Undefined Refill Kit
Clear-Mount Cling Foam*

*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the kit.

Included in the Stamp Carving Kit:
  • 2 carving tools
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • 1 Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
  • 3 postcards
  • Instruction sheet
  • Stamp image templates
Included in the Refill Kit:
  • 3" x 4" rubber
  • 3" x 4" foam
  • 4 wood blocks (various sizes)
  • Instruction sheet

Express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own! Iknow you'll have a "look what I made!" moment.


 Have you been thinking about joining Paper Pumpkin?  If so, there is no better time that now!  When you sign up before August 31st, you will recieve your first 2 months of kits for only $10 each!  That is a savings of $19.90!  Check out all the details below. 

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013

Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You will need to visit to join (don't forget to select ME as your demonstrator!).
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
For more info on what Paper Pumpkin is, click here.

Questions? Just ask!  Email me at with any questions and I will get back to you ASAP!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

July Stampin' Up! Class

Hi everyone.  Today I have the cards from my July class to share with you.  This is a quick post today, since I am busy, busy, busy at Convention!  :)

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Halloween Convention Swap and Sneak Peek

Hi everyone.  Today I have the last of my Convention swaps to share with you. I made this card with my new Halloween goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  Yes - that is Halloween Washi Tape!  Love it!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Baby Turtle Swap

Hi everyone!  Today I have another Convention swap card to share with you.  I love this cute little baby turtle!  I am headed to Convention today, so stay tuned for a recap in a few days!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Digital Downloads From Catalog Product

Since the release of the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we've rolled out several downloads inspired by traditional product. Well, this week, we went all out-every download (PDF) is from a catalog product! (Woot. Woot.) These downloads are especially great for hybrid projects. Don't forget about all the perks about digital artwork like the ability to resize, recolor, and crop stamps. 

Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper - $4.95

 Lots Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set - $5.95

 Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper- $4.95

Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set  - $3.95

 Birthday Cake Stamp Brush - $2.95

Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush Set- $3.95

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