Archives for April 2013

CARD: By The Tide – Triple Time Technique

Fun "triple time" technique using the By the Tide stamp set. Designed by Becky Morris. This technique is surprisingly easy to do. There are 3 layers of vanilla, and 3 layers of Baja Breeze, here are the measurements: Vanilla: 5-1/4 x 4", 4-1/4" x 3" … [Read more...]

CARD: Oh, Hello Card

Having a little "mini series" featuring the "Oh Hello" stamp set in the Spring catalog. Here is part 2, a beautiful card combo from Liz Miller. Just a reminder the Spring Catalog is ending in May and many products in it will be gone forever. … [Read more...]

KIT: Bloomin Bouquet Kit – hurry limited

Mother’s Day. Teacher appreciation. Just because. Say thank you with this no-maintenance bouquet. There’s no watering, no weeding—just enjoying. This easy-to-assemble kit comes complete with the petals, stems, and buttons to create the flowers, as … [Read more...]

CARD: Oh Hello pocket card

This is a gorgeous and fun pocket card featuring lots of great products in the 2013 Spring Catalog. The Oh, Hello stamp set, Tea for Two Designer Series paper, Oval framelits and more (see below for full list of supplies). Just a quick reminder … [Read more...]

CARD: Serene Silhouettes and Fiji!

THANK YOU!!!! A huge thank you for all of your support. I am on my way across the world (literally) to FIJI!!! All expenses paid by Stampin' Up! Who would've EVER imagined stamps and crafting would equal such a trip of a lifetime?!?! I will then be … [Read more...]

CARD: You’re Amazing & Spectacular

Very fun and colorful card using the You're Amazing stamp set and coordinating World Spectacular designer series paper. A little coloring directly on the hot air balloon really add pizzazz by making it multicolored. Created by Selene … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Hydrangea Wow from Best of Flowers

Boy did Stampin Up get it spot on when they picked the Best of Flowers, March's "Best of 25 Years" collection. The Hydrangea in the set has always been a favorite, since I began stamping 10 years ago. I designed this card for a swap I'm participating … [Read more...]

CARD: Liz’s Shining Moment – WOW!

Ever had a project come out soooo fantastic you couldn't wait to show it off? Today's guest blogger, Liz Miller from Stampin' with Liz, had one of those projects. She was so excited she texted it to me, and then I was so excited I couldn't wait to … [Read more...]

SPECIAL: Retiring Lists are here! Save up to 60%

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012–2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they’re gone! Check out all the great discounts and retiring colors! Many products are only available while supplies last, so be … [Read more...]

SPECIAL: Mystery Hostess Code thru May 10

  NOTE: THIS DRAWING HAS ENDED - VIEW WINNERS HERE >   Enter to win $30 in FREE STAMPS at the same time! Now that's an offer no one can refuse lol. There may be multiple winners (depending on how many orders are placed using the … [Read more...]

MDS DOWNLOADS: See Ya Next Year!

WAHOO!!! To thank our 20,000+ Facebook fans, we made the Playful Polka Dots Kit #126027 free for one week. Today is the last day to claim yours! Some fun this week with MDS, loving the "See Ya Next Year" photobook! Make your own yearbook customized … [Read more...]

NEW CATALOG: Stampin Up Annual Catalog Info & Pre-orders

It's coming early!!! The new 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! annual catalog (US) will begin Friday, May 31, 2013, rather than Saturday, June 1, 2013. And the Retiring stamp set list from the current 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! annual catalog (announced Wed, April … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Masked “50 Shades of Gray” Card

Today's video tutorial features an easy "masking technique". Why  "50 Shades of Gray" you ask? Was it the "mask"? *blush* Or just the zany things I come out with when stamping and talking to myself when no one's looking?? Catch today's video and find … [Read more...]

CARD: Dress Up Easel Card WOW!

WOW! Check out guest blogger, Liz Miller (Stampin' with Liz), she  is on fire with the Dress Up collection in the Spring Catalog: Do you like fun folds or have you made an easel card?  How do you like this little beauty?  There is no much going on … [Read more...]

PROJECTS: Pomp-pom fun

Today's Pom-Pom fun is from Cindy at Stampin' Up! This Tuesday’s Tricky Tip is dedicated to pom poms! They were big in the 60s—so it has been fun (for some of us!) to see them make a comeback in the crafting world. Let’s start with Baker’s Twine  … [Read more...]

WIN!! May Give-away & April Winner Drawn

Congratulations to: Penny M. won my April Comment Craze Give-away. Thank you to everyone for playing. Click the video below for the "cyber drawing" live as it happened.Winning comment was submitted on Mrch 11, 2013"what a cute & east … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Under Construction Birthday Set Card & Candy Treat Cone

   Today's video is like a Snickers Bar...satisfying the "papercrafting" and  "digital-crafting" sides of our creativity. Often when people learn about MDS (My Digital Studio) they think you have to chose between digital crafting or hand-crafting. … [Read more...]

KIT: Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

We're excited to introduce our second Submit a Project kit--the Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by you via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris! The … [Read more...]

MDS DOWNLOADS: Holidays, Mothers Day and Birthday

The MDS digital designing website,, recently got a makeover. If you haven't checked it out yet, here are a few places to get started.Get helpful training in the Learning section. You'll find everything from beginner to … [Read more...]

CARD: Little Girl with Red Curly Hair

Today's card share is from Brenda Rivera. Brenda shared this adorable card at my March Stamp It demonstrator group meeting. It's even cuter in person! Brenda sliced tiny strips of tangerine tango card stock for the hair, then wrapped them around a … [Read more...]

CARD: Artisan Ballerina from Liz

Today's fabulous ballerina card is by guest blogger, Liz Miller from Stampin' With Liz: Have you played with the Artisan Embellishments Kit?  OMG!!!  This kit is so freakin’ amazing.  This card looks like a ballerina but could work as a Sweet 16 … [Read more...]

CARD: Spring Sampler from guest blogger Linda Cullen

Today, I'm honored to share this card from guest blogger, Linda Cullen from Crafty Stamper: "I love these little stamps from the Spring Sampler stamp set - aren't these little boots cute?  They make me smile.  The paper is from the Sunshine & … [Read more...]

UPDATES: Black Ink, Ship times and sold out card stock

Here are a few updates from Stampin' Up!:  SHIPPING DELAYS Many of you took advantage of free shipping over the weekend, and we're so glad you did! Normally, if you place your order on Monday, it would ship on Wednesday. However, due to the … [Read more...]

NEWS: New Wood Stamp Cases are coming May 31

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right … [Read more...]

NEW: Bombs Away Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

We're excited to announce that our second photopolymer stamp set is now available. Bombs Away Birthday #133411 is a fun, unique set that will certainly bring a smile to anyone. Check out the fun   COMPLETE LINE OF PHOTOPOLYMER … [Read more...]