Hi all, Just wanted to post a quick note to say sorry for the delay in posts. Sorting our house in anticipation of our move has taken longer than I thought and has taken up my last few nights. However, check back this evening…I promise to post new card ideas!
I haven’t been able to do much stamping this weekend as my hubby and I have been sorting most of our house in preparation for our move to Portland. While going through my office, I realized just how many retired stamp sets I have and decided that I ought to clear out some of the old to make room for the new stamps that are on their way to my house now. I have 11 sets for sale, some of which are brand new and unmounted! Email me if you are interested in any of them. I will happily mount the unmounted sets for you … Read More
Last weekend my grandma had surgery on her foot and has been a lot less mobile and in a lot more pain than she expected. I wanted to start sending her cards to try to cheer her up while she recovered and had a great idea for a card using the new Sock Monkey stamp set. Unfortunately, as I started stamping and cutting paper, the card just wasn’t shaping up how I hoped. But after two nights of tweaking the card, it is now a birthday card and I’m happy with the results. Now for attempt two of a get … Read More
The Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog is here! It is full of some fantasic new products. I filled out my wishlist earlier this week and was amazed at how long it was! Of course there are some great new stamp sets but it was the accessories section that really caught my eye. I’m loving the new designer paper (the prints in the color family designer series papers are so much better than in the last catalog!), plus there are tons of new ribbons in many sizes and colors up to 1 1/4″ thick! I have to say though, I think … Read More
Last night I was super excited to receive my new Simply Sent elements package from the new catalog. I was all ready to show you how much you get in these packages and how quick and easy the cards were when I realized that I had left my camera at work! 🙁 So, until I can get those cards posted, I thought I would put up a few cards I created at a workshop last month. Hope you like them! Both designs were by my Mom Kathy Thisted, another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. This is a pretty straightforward card but lots … Read More
I think one of the biggest announcements at this years convention was the partnering of Stampin’ Up! with Sizzix for not only the offering of the Big Shot die-cut system but also exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies. If you haven’t used a die-cutting machine before, let me tell you how easy and how useful they are to use. All it takes is putting the metal die with the image you want on the platform, place your paper over the die, turn the crank, and you now have a perfectly cut out flower/envelope/letter/etc. They are perfect for scrapbooking, projects (like the templates for … Read More
And you thought Stampin’ Up! just did stamping. Have you been introduced to Decor Elements yet? These are gorgeous self-adhesive vinyl images that take only a few minutes to put up and look great in any room of the house. The best part is that they are removable so if you move or decide you want to put up something different, you can take them down without damaging the wall! They come in a variety of styles including letters, phrases, florals, frames, and more. Right now the offerings come in neutral colors but I’ve seen previews for the next … Read More
I recently discovered that while I had been scrapbooking and stamping a lot, I had a lot of stamp sets that I had never mounted. For those of you who have never bought stamps from Stampin’ Up! before, let me share with you what to expect. You will recieve a plastic storage box with lots of wood blocks, a page of stamp image stickers, and a sheet of foam mounted rubber. The idea being that you can put the image sticker where you want on one side of the wood block, and the rubber where you want on the other … Read More