Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Two Tags Die Box from St. Louis Regionals

Good Wednesday afternoon!  I hope you all are having a great day, the sun is out and the snow is melting too.

Here is a small box that you can use your two tags die with, love it that there is another use for the die too!  Now I don't have the directions, but one of the attendees made a video on how to make this box and you can see it HERE.  Now this box is little but it would be perfect for place card type thing for your Easter table, or a favor for a shower or a small "thinking of you" type gift.

stamp set of your choice, for sentiment
Two Tags Bigz die
Big Shot
red tape
Fancy Flower punch
First Edition Specialty Designer Series paper
Calypso Coral card stock
Calypso Coral Ink pad, to stamp image on flower
In Color Dahlias
glue dots

Well, this is my share for today, have a great one!     Mary

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

St. Louis Regional Make & Take #2

Good afternoon to all.  Today the sun is finally out here and melting some of the snow we got last week -end.  Will Spring weather ever get here?  Gee, Sunday is Easter!  Do all of you have your Easter bunny goodies?  We gave the girls there baskets already, yes even at almost 30 and 28, they still enjoy getting one!  The Easter bunny is too good to them!

Here is a card that we made at the St. Louis Regionals last Saturday.  You take a spray bottle or mister, fill it up 3/4 of the way with 70% rubbing alcohol, a drop or two of reinker, shake and mist your card with it.  Did you know that you can color white ribbon with it too?!  To get the circles on the front, just take a scrap of card stock, whatever size circle punch you want and punch here and there on the card stock.  Lay it on top of another piece of card stock and spritz it to get the desired look you want, it dries very quickly too.  While you have the punch out, punch on either side of your base, then take some baker's twine and wrap it around your card as many times as you like, thread the twine thru a button and tie a bow.  Before you do that, you need to stamp and adhere your card stock strips.  Pretty fast card too!

Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party
Stamp sets: Clockworks and One in a Million
Ink Pad: Basic Gray
Pool Party Baker's Twine
Naturals Designer Buttons
Glue Dots
Snail Adhesive
1" Circle Punch
Gumball Green Reinker
Stampin' Spritzer page 179 in the catalog, get two

Well this is my share today, hope to be back tomorrow to show some more!   Mary

Monday, March 25, 2013

Note Pad Cover

Well good Monday afternoon to all of you!  I'm so glad to see you all again!  I hope if you had snow that you are all safe and warm too!  I think we had about 8 1/2 inches where we are, I know some places had alot more.

Well on Friday morning I boarded the Amtrack and rode the train down to St. Louis, Missouri to attend the regionals that Stampin' Up! held.  I had a fun time but had to cut my time there short because of the expected snow storm.  It was hard to believe that the weather was getting ready to snow in Kansas City while in St. Louis it was sunny and in the 50's!  I did get to stay for most of the day but had to leave the regional at 2:30 pm to get to the hotel and pack and check out.  Man the train station was packed with people coming back too!  I made it home before the really heavy stuff started.  I got home around 8:50 pm Saturday night, boy I was tired too!

Here is one of the Make & Takes that we got to do at Regionals, very easy to do too!

Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral, More Mustard, Pool Party and Basic Gray
Stamp set: Clockworks and One in a Million
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Glue Dots
Calypso Coral Baker's Twine
Simply Score tool

Thanks for stopping by, Mary

Simply Sent is now Available for your Android Phones

HERE is the link to Google Play for the Simply Sent.  It's alot of fun to make mini layouts on your phone and send them to your friends!

As a refresher, we'll repeat what we said last fall: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what they can create when they buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up!

That's all for now!  Mary

Fabric Frenzy

This week Stampin' Up! if having a sale on all of their fabric.  I have worked with their fabric and it is very nice too.  Each set comes with 3 extra-wide fat quarters (27" x 18") in 3 coordinated designs.  You can see them on pages 170 and 171 in the big catalog or view them HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to get into my craftroom today to make some new cards so stay tune!  Mary


PageItem Description Retail Price Sale Price 
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric$29.95 $14.98 
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98 
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98  
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric$9.95  $4.98 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Digital Studio New Price

We've been working on some big changes to the My Digital Studio product line, and we just can't contain ourselves anymore.
Starting today: 
  1. We've changed the name of the software from MDS 2 (and MDS 2+) to MDS. 
  2. We've lowered the price. What has been known as MDS 2+ is now $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN.
Coming soon: 
  1. The upgrade will be free! If you (or your customers) have been holding onto the original My Digital Studio software, they will be able to upgrade to the new software for free. We will let you know when it is available. We have discontinued the item number for the MDS 2 Upgrade (item 130650), so if your customers ask, let them know that the upgrade will be available soon for free.
  2. We have announced that My Digital Studio will soon be available to our friends in Australia and New Zealand.
Other information: 
  • Check the My Digital Studio product pages on demonstrator website for updated information.
  • is currently under construction as we make all of the changes. Just keep in mind that you may see outdated information for awhile.
  • We will remove the My Digital Studio Catalog at the end March from If you would like to keep of copy of it, go grab it before then. As we announced last fall, we have not been maintaining this file and since it so outdated, we feel like it's time to delete it.
  • We understand that when a price changes after you have made a recent purchase it can be frustrating. If you (or your customers) purchased the software at the old price from March 1 to March 17, 2013, the following will be added to your Download Manager by Wednesday, March 20:
    MDS 2+ or MDS 2
    • Up To Date Planner Template (item133271, retail value $14.95 US/$18.50 CAN)
    • Hello There Kit (item 133374, retail value $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN)
    • Everyday Woodcuts Embellishments (item 132191, retail value $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN)
    MDS Upgrade
    • Hello There Kit (item 133374, retail value $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN)
Go HERE to view what is included on the new disc.    

Thanks for dropping by.  Mary

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New This and That Journal

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So we're happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now.
See it.
Sell it.
Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!
Read On . . .
  • We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).
  • You can place orders on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • You and your customers can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent? 
  • Did your spidey eyes see that two of our In Colors (Calypso Coral and Pool Party) are included in the products? Your eyes were right. You'll just have to check out the catalog transition information in April to see what that's all about.
  • Bundle ordering deadlines:
    • Phone: Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX or online: Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)
  • View PDF HERE
Thanks for stopping by.  Mary

Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring is in the air

Spring is definitely in the air, and we can't wait to show you all the new product in the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Here's your pre-sneak peek look at A Round Array!
We've bundled it with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch (introduced in the 2013 spring catalog) just in time for Sale-A-Bration for 15% off!
Dates: March 15 - May 30, 2013
Item #
Spring Surprise Bundle* (English; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (Spanish; clear)
Spring Surprise Bundle (French; clear)

What if you already have the punch? Don't fret! Just buy the set!
Item #
A Round Array Stamp Set* (English; clear)
Variedades Stamp Set (Spanish; clear)
Médallions séduction Stamp Set (French; clear)
*Only offered in clear-mount. Wood-mount option will be available in the 2013-2014 annual catalog.

Spring Sampler

Good Friday morning to all of you!  Yesterday in our neck of the woods, it was absolutely gorgeous!!  It got up to 73 degrees and makes us all wish spring was here now!  On Wednesday, I was able to bring hubby home from the hospital, his stay was a week long.  Alot of running back and forth too, luckily we live about three miles from the hospital, so not to bad.  He is recovering slowly and slowly introducing solid food back into his diet.  Tomorrow I'm going to make a big pot of chicken noodle soup and some chicken salad for him.  Than make some mashed potatoes too.

Here is a card that I had finished before he went to the hospital but didn't have time to upload here.  This is the card I will send to my daughters for Easter, Clean and Simple.  I didn't put a sentiment on the front because I think they can tell what type of card it is, besides I didn't want to stamp Happy Easter on the front and on the inside too.  I don't have very many Easter stamps.

Products used:

Card stock: Whisper White 100730, Regal Rose 105130, Certainly Celery 105125, Almost Amethyst (retired)
Stamp sets: Spring Sampler W-125510 C-125512 Spring Catalog 2013, Mixed Medley (retired Hostess)
Embossing Folders: Needlepoint Border 129383 Spring Catalog 2013
Punches: 1 3/8" Circle 119860, 1" Circle 119868, 1 1/4" scallop circle 127811
Markers: Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Almost Amethyst and So Saffron
Stampin Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Big Shot 113439

Well I'm off to play nurse some more, hope to get a few cards made this week-end too, have a great day!  Mary

Friday, March 8, 2013

All Dressed Up Revisited

Surprise everyone, I had time to make a card the other day before hubby's surgery and also to help me de-stress too.  He is doing much better now that they have him on a different pain medicine, he had a rough night last night, so hopeful he will sleep better and relax better too!

I found a request over on Splitcoaststampers from a man that ask if card markers would be willing to send his wife cards for her birthday, just because, so I offered to send her one.  Of course I just had to make her a dress card!  I hope she likes it!

Products used:

Stamp set: Carry On (Hostess) (W-126645, C-126647), Create a Cupcake W-121915, C-121982
Ink: Regal Rose 126947
Card stock: Regal Rose 105130, Very Vanilla 101650, Basic Gray 121044
Designer Series Paper: Subtles 117152
Ribbon: 1/8" Taffetta Regal Rose 122965
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Glue Dots 103683
Word Window punch 119857
Big Shot 113439
Fancy Fan embossing folder 127751
Framelits Dies, Dressed Up 130101

Well, I hope you all have a nice, relaxing week-end, mine will be full and busy, thanks for dropping in to see me......Mary

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Moving Forward

Good Wednesday morning to all of you!  I hope your feeling fine and well today.  I'm at the hospital today with my husband, as he is having surgery to re-section his colon.  He has Crohn's disease and has had problems with it since 1980.  The surgery will take around three hours and require him to be in the hospital for 4 to 5 days.  So if you don't see any cards from me for awhile that is the reason, I'm busy being his nurse for awhile.  I hope to sneak in some crafting time, we shall see what happens.

I went to convention last year and we received this stamp set as a gift from Stampin' Up!.  Stampin' Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities and with the purchase of this exclusive stamp set, Stampin' Up! will donate $3.00 to RMHC!  This stamp set is located on page 209 of the current catalog.  So far SU! has donated $1,000,000.00 to RMHC!!

Products used:

Card stock: Crumb Cake 120953, Marina Mist 119682, Whisper White 100730
Stamp set: Moving Forward: W-126320, C-126322
Ink pads: Real Red 126949, Crumb Cake 126975
2 1/2" Circle punch: 120906
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies 129021
Cloudy Day embossing folder 127022 (Spring Catalog 2013)
Vine Street embossing folder 130492 (Sale-A-Bration 2013)
Big Shot 113439
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246
Glimmer Paper, Red, 121790

I hope you have a wonderful day, hope to see you soon too!     Mary

Monday, March 4, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Hi everyone, how is your Monday going so far?  I'm off to have breakfast with my friend Linda this morning.  We go out, or try to anyway, once a month to catch up each other, it's always a nice, relaxing, fun morning too!

The card I'm sharing this morning is the card that I made for my uncle's birthday, which was yesterday. I found a card similar to this one on Pinterest and changed it slightly to the way I wanted it to go.  Once I figured out all of the measurements, it was an easy card to make.  I keep a small notebook on my work table so that when I make cards like this, I can easily remake another, easy, peasy and fast too.  You can easily change the colors and stamp and get a whole different feel with this card.

Products used are:

Stamp set: Feeling Sentimental  (W 129627, C 129630) (free with a $50.00 order during Sale-a-bration 2013, until 3/22/13)
Card stock: Very Vanilla 101650, Soft Suede 115318, Crumb Cake 120953
Ink: Soft Suede 126978
Linen Thread 104199
Snail Adhesive 104 332
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Stamping Sponges 101610
Stampin' Trimmer 126889
Simply Scored Scoring Tool 122334
2 1/2" Circle punch 120906
Big Shot 113439
Argyle Folder 127750

Hope you all have the start of a great week!  Happy crafting!   Mary

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Best of Flower Stamp Set for March

Here is a link to the flyer showing the Best of 25 Years stamp set for March. Below are the images that are being offered this month.   Mary

Best of Flowers

New Photopolymer Stamps

Today Stampin' Up! has rolled out their newest stamps, Photopolymer stamps!  These new stamps allow you to easily position your stamp right where you want to place it and they cling really well with out clear boxes.  Here is a link to the first stamp set available for purchase.  Depending on how well they are received, this is on a trial basis.

We've searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we've found it. We're excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let's just say they're meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

What makes them so great?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time! 
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last. 
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time. 
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity? 
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
They are clearly a great choice.
132956Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set
Recommend clear blocks A, B, G, F, and I. Purchase separately.
Includes 57 pieces. (Don't faint! This is a good overwhelming feeling.)

Here is a video:

All Dress Up #3

Well, happy Friday to all of you!  We survived yet another major snowstorm here in the mid-west.  Boy, I hope we are done for this winter season too!

This is a card that I made as a RAK (random acts of kindness) for a lady who recently found out that she has terminal cancer and she had just celebrated her 60th birthday.  Her friends know that it will be her last birthday, so they put out a request for birthday cards, even belated ones, as they want to make it the best ever for her.  I hope her mailbox is flooded with cards for her too!

Products used:

Card stock: Very Vanilla 101650, Marina Mist 119682, Melon Mambo 115320, Basic Gray 121044
Designer Series paper: Sunshine and Sprinkles 126922 (Spring Catalog, 2013)
Stamp set: All Dressed Up (W 129171) (C 129174)
Ink pad: Marina Mist 126962
Dahlias In Color 127556
3/8" Striped Organdy Ribbon 129293 (Spring Catalog, 2013)
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Snail Adhesive 104332
Big Shot 113439
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan Folder 127751
Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003

Well, I'm going to try and tear myself away from this framelit for awhile, hope to be back on Monday with another card to share with you!           Mary