Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Online Classed from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has come out with a new product called Stampin' Up! The Basics, this is an online class with PDF's and videos showing how to use some of the different products they sell and that you may already own and some techniques as well.  Since this is an online class there is NO SHIPPING to pay!
So here's the details....

The Basics133385

Learn innovative ways to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and all the techniques you need to start creating with success.
Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects. Join the fun!
Order Here

Hope you all have a great day!   Mary

All Dress Up #2

Today I'm going to share with you a card that I made to send to my high school friend who is recovering from a really bad stroke.  Found out that she is having to learn how to walk again.  Man, at our age, that would be hard too!  I pray that she continues to do well with her recovery.  I want her to know that I'm thinking about her and praying for her too!

Products used:

Card stock: Basic Gray 121044, Basic Black 121045, Crumb Cake 120953, Very Vanilla 101650
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two 129311 (Spring Catalog, 2013)
Stamp set: Teen Tiny Wishes (W 115370), (C 127802)
Ink pad: Basic Gray 126981
Framelits Dies: Dress Up 130101
5/8" Flower Trim 126869 (Spring Catalog, 2013)
Embossing Folder: Holiday
1/2" Seam Binding 120999
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Big Shot 113439

Well as you can see, I'm really having fun with this frame lit set, I'll share one more on Friday, hope you are tired of seeing these dress cards yet!  Have a great one!      Mary

Monday, February 25, 2013

All Dressed Up #1

Well here we are again with a new week starting and another Dress that I created!  I told you I had alot of fun playing with this set.  Now before I go rambling on, there has been some confusion about this framelit set and the way it is shown in the Spring catalog.  You are able to purchase just the framelit set by itself without having to purchase the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts or the Dress Form Pop 'n Cuts die.  The framelit will work without those two items.  There is also a stamp set that will work with the framelits if you choose to have that to.  If you want the framelit set and the stamp set, it is sold as a bundle and you can save 15% (wood-131096, clear-131095).  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you!

I made this card for one of my aunt's who will be having a birthday soon, I think she will enjoy this.  She told me that she keeps all the cards I send to her on a shelf above her desk at her house, sweet!

Products used:

Card stock: Very Vanilla 101650, Baja Breeze 111352, Basic Black 121045, Blushing Bride (retired)
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated 125406
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
Baker's Twine: Baja Breeze (retired)
Embossing Folder Holiday
Framelits Die: Dress Up 130101, Ovals Collection 129381
Snail Adhesive 104332
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Ok off to create some more, I tell you this weather here in Missouri is crazy, Thursday we had around 12 inches of snow and yesterday it was 54 degrees outside!  Now this afternoon we are to have another 10 to 12 inches, I hope to see you soon!   Mary

Friday, February 22, 2013

Blooming With Kindness

Well today is Friday, and the start of the week-end.  I'm going to be in the craft room again, it's suppose to be 7 degrees tomorrow morning, brrr!

I've had this stamp set out on my work table for some time now and decided that I was going to make this card before I did anything else.  It is a soft, pretty card that you could use for just about any occasion, just by changing out the sentiment.  This one will not need any extra postage either!

Products used:

Stamp set: Blooming with Kindness
Card stock: Pink Pirouette 111351, Whisper White 100730
Ink Pads: Pink Pirouette 126956, Pretty In Pink 126955, Certainly Celery 126958
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Stamping Sponges 101610
Big Shot 113439
Framed Tulips Folder 121809
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003

Well this is it for this weeks share, hope to see you next week with some more, thanks for stopping by! Mary

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hello everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful day today.  It is cold and going to get rainy/snowy/icy tomorrow, take your pick, that is how our weather is here in Missouri, ever changing!

Today's card was an experiment with heat embossing powders.  While it didn't turn out the way I wanted it too, I hate the idea of throwing away card stock too.  I was bad and forgot to use my embossing buddy so I had some strays on the front of the card, so to "hide" them I used my spritzer tool and added even more dots to the background.  Mission accomplished, can't see my strays at all!  I used this as a get well cards for a fellow demonstrator who just had knee replacement surgery.  You can click on the picture to see the image better.

Products used:

Stamp: Swallowtail (w) 129213, (c) 129216 (Spring Catalog 2013)
Card stock: Basic Black 121045, Very Vanilla 101650, Elegant Eggplant 105126
Marker: Elegant Eggplant
VersaMark 102283
Heat Tool 129053
Stampin' Emboss Powder: Black 109133, Gold 109129, Silver 109131
Snail Adhesive 104332
Color Spritzer Tool 107066

Well I hope the weather goes around us and we miss all the icy stuff, the snow I don't mind,  Mary.

Monday, February 18, 2013

You Are

Good day to the start of this week.  I hope you all had a great week-end, I spent most of my time in the craft room, so relaxing and fun.  I made some cards and did some sewing too, nice!

This is a card that I made to send to a young lady who is going thru some health issues and her grandmother ask for cards of encouragement for her.  I received this set at convention last year and it has a lot of good sentiments that are very empowering!  I made it to look like the wildly popular chalkboard.  I hope she likes it!

Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White 100730, Basic Black 121045, Melon Mambo 115320
Ink: Whisper White Craft 101731
1/2" Melon Mambo Scallop Dot Ribbon 122985
Pearl  Basic Jewels 119247
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Stamping Sponges 101610
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen 105021

Well that is my share for the day, hope you have a great day!  Mary

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Healing

Hello, hello, hello, to all of you!  Boy sometimes it is so hard to figure out how to start my blog post, don't what them to be all the same, that would be boring!

Here is a card that I made for one of my clients, she called last week and told me not to come as she had the dreaded flu, ugh.  So I wanted to make a card for her to cheer her up and I think this little guy will do the trick.  He is so cute!  This is another e-bay find and the price the seller was asking for it was WAY to much, so I offered her half of what she was asking, thinking I would not get it and by golly, she sold it too me!  It is an older set, I believe it's copyright said 1999.  I think my friend will be surprised to receive this in the mail.

Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White 100730, Basic Gray121044, Baja Breeze 111352
Designer Series Paper, Subtles, 117152
Glimmer Paper, Silver 124005
Various Markers
Blender Pens 102845
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
Embossing Folder, Honeycomb 129378 (current Spring Catalog)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hi, I hope your week has been going along smoothly. Not too much going on in my neck of the woods either.

Well, I found out last week that my cousin lost her cat, her cat was 18 years old.  It's always so hard to lose our fur babies and I wanted her to know that I was thinking of her.  The stamp set I used is retired and I found it on e-bay awhile back.  I have a dog stamp set that is similar to this one too.  I try to find animals stamp sets just in case I need to make a pet sympathy card.  My cousins cat was gray, so that is what I colored this one in with.  I did use a blender pen so that I could do some shading on the cat.  I used markers to color the images in with.

Products used:

Card stock: Elegant Eggplant 105126, Whisper White 100730, Pear Pizzazz (retired)
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Regal Rose 122965
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
Glue Dot 103683
Blender Pens 102845

Well, I thank you for stopping in to see my card today, have a great day!!     Mary

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Organize Your Craftroom with My Digital Studio

Need some help organizing your craft room?  My Digital Studio has some new downloads today that will help with this task.  They even threw in a free one too!  You can see the downloads HERE.  Don't have My Digital Studio, well, if you had Photoshop it will work on that program too.  But wait, Stampin' Up! has a free trial of My Digital Studio for a "try it on for size" that you can download HERE.  You can see the downloads on this PDF HERE.

Have a great day!   Mary

Monday, February 11, 2013

Dress Up Framelits Dies

Good Monday morning to all of you, I hope you didn't all blow away (at least here in KCMO).  It was so windy all day yesterday.  I hope those of you that had snow are all safe and warm too!

Today I'm sharing a card that I had so much fun making!  Now I'm a child of the 50's and growing up in the 60's I had paper dolls to play with along with Barbie and Ken too.  This frame lit set was so much fun to play with and to think I serious consider not getting it!  Boy, I'm so glad that I did, the possibilities with this set are really endless.  Now I did get the stamp set that coordinates with this framelit set, but I haven't gotten around to using that yet.  I wish you could see this in person, it's just too darn cute.  It appeals to the little girl inside of all us big girls :).  You will be seeing more of this set in the future too.

Products used:

Card stock: Very Vanilla 101650, Midnight Muse 126843 Basic Gray 121044
Designer Series Paper: Print Poetry 129312 (current Spring Catalog)
Oval Framelits 129381
Ribbon: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Midnight Muse 126847
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Stampin Dimensionals 104430
SNAIL Adhesive 104332
5/8" Flower Trim, Vanilla, 126869 (current Spring Catalog)
The embossing folder was available in the last Holiday Catalog, hopefully it will make it the the new catalog in June 2013

Well, stay warm, hmm, a good excuse to play in the craft room!   Mary

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hershey's Shamrocks

Good Friday morning to all of you!

As you can see I've been busy playing with card stock and Hershey's Kisses again!  Aren't these three leaf and four leaf clovers not the cutest thing ever?!  Once again I found these wonderful little gems over on Brenda Quintana's blog, Qbee Quest, you can find the tutorial HERE.  I made these to give to a couple of my clients that I know will enjoy receiving them.

I hope you all have a great week-end too, off to do some more crafting.......Mary

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Oh, Hello

I thought today I would share some more Spring Catalog items with you.  I made this card for my friend, the other card I made, I just could not find a small box to put it in and mail to her, so I made this one to send to her instead.  It is so springy and I love the soft pastels of the colors in the designer series paper!  This one easily fits into an envelope for mailing, the other one I will save for another day.

Products used:

Oh, Hello (w) 130730, (c) 130733
Vintage Verses (w) 129633, (c) 129636 (SAB set)
Paper Doilies 129399
Tea for Two Designer Series Paper 129311
Very Vanilla 101650
Marina Mist 119682
Marina Mist ribbon, retired
So Saffron Ink pad 126957
Marina Mist Ink pad 126962
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Framelits Dies Ovals Collection 129381
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332

Thank you so much for coming today, I hope you have a crafty one too!           Mary

Monday, February 4, 2013

Everything Eleanor

Hello to all of you, I hope it has warmed up in your part of the world!  It's finally warming up here and the groundhog says only six more weeks of winter, I love spring!

Today I'm sharing a card kit that my upline Chanda sent to me awhile back.  I don't why I haven't shared it before, it is so pretty!  I really like that color combo soft pink and gray, very pretty!

Products used:

Everything Eleanor (w)124162, (c)124164
Perfectly Penned (w)122890, (c)122892
Basic Gray 121044
Pink Pirouette 111351
Whisper White 100730
Regal Rose 105130
Regal Rose Ink pad 126947
Pink Pirouette Ink pad126956
Basic Gray Ink pad 126981
1 1/8" Mini Brads 122941
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Beautiful Wings Embosslits 118138
Snail Adhesive 104332
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Framed Tulips Folder 121809

Well, that is my share today, off to make some more cards, Happy Monday to all.......Mary

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamp Set for February

The newest stamp of the month stamp set is now available.  Here is the item number and the stamps that are a part of this set, thanks for looking!

I'm in my craft room today making cards and hope to have them uploaded before Monday.  I hope you are having a wonderful week-end.  I'd also like to thank those of you how have recently order off my website store, link is on the right hand side, thank you so much!   Mary

Best Of Love Stamp Set
Best Of Love Stamp Set132987
Regular Price$16.61
Preferred Price$14.95

Happy 25th anniversary to us! Every month during 2013, we’re smashing up some of our all-time-favorites with a new, never-before-seen stamp to create a monthly “Best of” stamp set. And what else would you expect from a February set than images that will help you make that perfect Valentine? Share the love with the Best of Love set!

Note: Clear-Mount Blocks B, C, and D needed for this set.

Heart Block D
Read my Lips Block B
Olive You Block B
Love You Much Block B
Love You Block C
Love Block D

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sent with Love Stamp set or Designer Series Paper

Dates: February 1 - April 30, 2013
During this limited-time offer, you can purchase the exclusive Sent with Love Stamp Set or Sent with Love Designer Series Paper-or bundle them for a special 20 percent discount!
Use the Sent with Love product suite to make an array of travel-themed projects.

Sent with Love Stamp Set (clear-mount; English only)
Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Pretty Bundle
Includes the Sent with Love Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
20% off retail value!
The Sent with Love Stamp Set and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper are only available during this special offer. After April 30, they'll both fly away!
In addition, you may purchase the Sent with Love Digital Kit (item 132914; $9.95). Please note that the digital kit is not included in the bundle.

Sent with Love DSP Favorite, stampin up, dawn olchefske, dostamping, travel

Sent with Love DSP , stampin up, dawn olchefske, dostamping, travel
Sent with Love DSP Favorite, stampin up, dawn olchefske, dostamping, travel

Thanks, Mary!

Google Catalog App

Hi everyone!  I don't think that I ever share this with you.  Google now has a free app in their catalog section for the Stampin' Up! catalog and also for the current Spring catalog too!

HERE is a link to a video that a fellow demonstrator made to show the many different ways that you can use it, enjoy!

Have a great week-end.  I will if I don't turn into a frozen popsicle first, MAN is it ever COLD here!!