Grab Bag of Stampin’ Up! Products!!


Grab a Bag of Stampin' Up! Products!

April 1, 2011

Beginning today, April 1, and continuing while supplies last, you a will be able to purchase special "grab bags" in the Online Store. These grab bags will come in three sizes: a $5, a $10, and a $15 grab bag. Each bag will contain a variety of discontinued products that could include a combination of any of the following: ribbons, Accents & Elements, chipboard, Designer Series Papers, and Simply Sent kit components. Grab bags will not contain stamp sets or tools.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Grab bag orders can only be placed  Online through my web site at
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in the grab bag special offer.
  • There is no limit to the number of grab bags you may purchase; however, grab bag items are only available while supplies last. 
  • All grab bag sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.
  • Not all grab bags will be unique.
  • You should use the following item numbers when ordering grab bags:






$5 Grab Bag (containing at least $20 worth of products!)


$10 Grab Bag (containing at least $40 worth of products!)


$15 Grab Bag (containing at least $60 worth of products!)


Click on the Shop Now button on my web site to order your Grab Bag(s) now.  Hurry!  These are only available while supplies last!!

Posted on : Mar 31 2011

Spring is Blossoming Promotion!



April 1-31

Spring is Blossoming with Sneak Peek products from the upcoming 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog. You can get these brand-new products in one of two ways:

  • Spend $20* on any Stampin’ Up! products and become eligible to purchase both the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.
  • Host a $350* workshop and get the Four Frames Set and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper for FREE!

Spring is Blossoming Products PDF


Spring is Blossoming Flyer PDF


Spring is Blossoming Samples PDF

Posted on : Mar 31 2011

Nested Gift Boxes and Card!

Here is a set of pretty and versatile boxes that you can use to give gifts in for any occasion!  Change the greeting and use them for small wedding gifts, or change up the colors and use for fun Easter gifts!  Kids and adults alike will love seeing what’s inside each box!



If you'd like the instructions for this gift box project that I designed, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March!

Posted on : Mar 31 2011

Going Green Sympathy Card!

One of (the many) things that I love about Stampin' Up! is how the designer papers, stamps, punches, colors, etc. all coordinate!  It makes it so easy to create pretty cards and projects.  I love the way this stamp set, Growing Green, coordinates with the Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper.


Supplies Used:

Growing Green Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120624 $16.95

Word Play Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120651 $28.95

Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper #117389 #9.95

Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128 $6.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 $5.95

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad #102272 $5.95

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030 $5.95


How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.


Have a great day!!

Posted on : Mar 31 2011

Sale-A-Bration Almost Over for Another Year!!

Only three days left of the biggest Sale-A-Bration of the year!!


Have you taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration Yet?? If you haven't now is the time to do so!!  This is the time of the year that I stock up on all of the items that I use on a regular basis, card stock, adhesive, envelopes, etc.  Now is also a great time to get those items that you've had on your wish list, maybe the set of Stampin' Write Markers, stamp pads, reinkers, etc.!  Don't miss out on your chance to get free Sale-A-Bration items!!

There are three ways for you to earn free products:

Spend: You will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping)!

Host: As a hostess you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to your regular hostess benefits!

*Note: This benefit is only available on qualifying customer, demonstrator, and workshop orders. Online orders do not qualify.

Join: New recruits will receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus a special Sale-A-Bration bonus bundle valued up to $50!

Starter Kits*

Retail Value

Regular Price

Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)

Standard Starter Kit

More than $310



Digital+ Starter Kit

More than $320



*The Stampin' Memories Add-On and Definitely Decorative Add-On can be added to these kits, but will not be discounted.


Starter Kit Bonus Bundle




Retail Value



Color Coach




Simply Sent Something Special (or any Simply Sent kit)




Live, Laugh, Love Set (or any Simply Sent stamp set)




Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $16.95 or less)


And that’s not all!!  Place a Sale-A-Bration order with me and receive a free month (of your choice) subscription ($10 value) to Craft Project Central (   Just let me know when you place your order, which month you would like free!!


Call or email me (or place your order online through my web site at  today to place a Sale-A-Bration order and get your free item(s)!

Posted on : Mar 29 2011

They’re Back!

My sister and her family are back from their ski trip and they had a fabulous time!!  Just wanted to share a few more pictures with you and I mentioned in my previous post that I am working to make sure that I can go on the next trip with them.  First, I'm saving up for the trip, second I'm exercising!  Yes, you heard me right!  I've been doing the Nordic Track since the end of January, four times a week for 45 minutes each time!  That's huge for me, but I've got a great reason to keep doing it!  When I look at the pictures from their trip I think, how could I not be on the next one!??!


Back in sunny Hawaii!


Little Miss Skier!


A few more pictures from their trip!

From what you can see of her face, you can really tell that Jacie is having a blast!!


Miss Alexa Wexa!!  Look how high the snow was!


Mr. Cool Craig Snow Boarder!


My sister and her husband, Alex.


Okay, next year I'll be standing in the picture with them!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Have a great day!!


Posted on : Mar 29 2011

Pick a Petal Spring Flower Pot!

These flowers are great to use as a centerpiece in a clay pot!  You can also use them as favors for bridal showers, birthday parties, as wedding favors and even as bookmarks!  This project would also make a great teacher gift!  The white embossing powder on colored card stock gives them a pretty pop of color! 



To get the instructions for this Springy flower project designed by Erika, just head on over to Craft Project Central, and subscribe to March!

Posted on : Mar 28 2011

Fox & Friends Kids Card!

I just love this little monkey!  He (she) is so cute!!  This has been a very popular craft fair card.  If you have little kids, you're always taking them to birthday parties, and always need a card!



Supplies Used:

Fox & Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Set #118565 $14.95

Party This Way Clear-Mount Stamp Set #120609 $11.95

Celebrations Designer Series Paper #117164 $9.95

Real Red Card Stock #102482 $6.95

Pacific Point Card Stock #111350 $6.95

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock #119795 $6.95

Whisper White Card Stock #100730 $8.50

Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad #100908 $5.95

Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad #111837 $5.95

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad #103133 $5.95

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad #119784 $5.95

(Pear Pizzazz) In Color Stampin' Write Markers 119801 $14.95


Make it a wonderful day!

Posted on : Mar 27 2011

Blissful Bread Pudding Recipe Page!

Here is another yummy recipe to add to your Craft Project Central recipe collection!  This bread pudding recipe is blissful and unique with its haupia* topping!



To get the instructions for this recipe page and the recipe template designed by Shelby, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to March!


*Haupia is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert often found at luaus and other local gatherings in Hawaii. Since World War II, it has become popular as a topping for white cake, especially at weddings. Although technically considered a pudding, the consistency of haupia closely approximates gelatin dessert and is usually served in blocks like gelatin.


BTW, we're having a recipe book class at my house on April 2nd!  Everyone gets to make 20 recipe pages and we'll have several of the recipes there for everyone to sample throughout the day!!


Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Posted on : Mar 26 2011

Elements of Style Shimmer Card!

As you probably know, this month over on my Sisters in Stamping blog we're focusing on techniques.  The first week we did 2-step stamping, second embossing, third brayering, and this week we are focusing on using Shimmer Paint in our technique.  It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I picked up a little bit of shimmer paint on the end of my blender pen when I was coloring in some of the flowers (not all of them).  And then after the card was completed I gave it a few  spritzes of Silver Foil Smooch Spritz for even more shimmer!




Supplies Used:

Elements of Style Stamp Set #118611 $27.95

En Francais Background Stamp #109521 $17.95

You're a Gem Clear-Mount Stamp Set #122270 $11.95

Crumb Cake Card Stock #120953 $6.95

Regal Rose Card Stock #105130 $6.95

Pretty in Pink Card Stock #100459 $6.95

Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650 $8.50

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock #119795 $6.95

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #121030 $5.95

Regal Rose Classic Stampin' Pad #105211 $5.95

Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Pad #101301 $5.95

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad #119784 $5.95

Blender Pens #102845 $9.95

Basic Pearl Jewels #119247 $4.95

Frost White Shimmer Paint #116854 $5.95

Silver Foil Smooch Spritz #118771 $4.95

Big Shot #113439 $99.95

Scallop Circle #2 Die #113469 $19.95

3" Circle Die #122125 $17.95


Next month (can you believe it's already going to be April!!), we'll be focusing on some additional items from the Occasion Mini Catalog (that will be retiring the end of April!), as well as some Easter projects and a sneak peek at the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog!!


Hope you have a fun and fabulous weekend!!

Posted on : Mar 25 2011