Rosette Wonder

Rosette Ornament

The day following Thanksgiving is our family’s day to put up our Christmas tree. It’s a family tradition we started when our children were itty-bitty and continued through the years. Somehow that tradition has escalated into putting up 7 or 8 trees around the house, each with a theme. But my favorite is still the […]

Wedding Thankfulness


We spent a wonderful Thanksgiving day with our daughter Mikelle and her husband, Michael. Yes, you may refer to them as M & M. My husband was so intent on making a joke about that at their wedding last March that he insisted on me making 120 favors for the reception featuring…you guessed it! M&Ms. […]

Muslin Bag Advent Calendar


Combine a treat and a teaching moment all at once, with a sweet Christmas Advent Calendar. You could stamp right on the muslin bags, or make tags as shown here. Inside, tuck a bit of candy and a tag with an act of kindness for the day. Stamps Morning Post Numbers Stamp Set #131841 Ink […]

When Is A Card Not A Card?

Peace Card

When it’s an ornament! Wait…it’s an ornament in a holder? No, it’s a card. Stamps World Map Background Stamp #130342 Wonderful Blessing single stamp #134779 Paper Naturals White card stock Midnight Muse card stock Vellum card stock Silver Glimmer Paper Ink Midnight Muse Classic Stamp Pad Versamark Accessories Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder Heat Tool Circles […]

MDS: Save Time & Trouble on Halloween

Friday Night Ensemble

If you’re looking for a last-minute trick-or-treat bag, here’s a great idea for you from Lindsey, a Stampin’ Up! blog writer. Step 1:  Use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create some creepy Halloween images. Most of the artwork came from the Friday Night Ensemble, item #135642. Step 2: In MDS, go to Insert > Insert Duplicate […]

This and That Bundle thru April 30

Capture your moments, thoughts, plans, ideas, sketches, hope, dreams—anything and everything—with This and That products. • Use This and That as a decorating handbook, tucking in paint samples, fabric swatches, photos and measurements. •Keep a This and That journal by your side as your daily log, making quick notes as you go and keeping all […]

Pop-Up Tutorial: Meet Karen Buniston

The designer who created the Stampin' Up! pop up dies is Karen Buniston. Karen has graciously shared some templates and video tutuorials to take your use of the pop up dies up several notches. The Pop-Up dies were introduced in the Spring Catalog, just a few weeks ago. The Card Base Pop 'n Cuts die […]

Halloween: Monster Munchies Box

Oh my, "Bone" Appétit…there's a stamp you don't see every day. StampsMonster Munchies (Wood #127904; Clear #127907) PaperGumball Green Card stockVery Vanilla Card stockHowlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper #126906Silver Glimmer Paper #124005 InkElegant Eggplant Classic Stampin’ Pad AccessoriesPumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119253Stampin’ Dimensionals1-1/4" Circle Punch1-3/8" Circle Punch1-3/4" Scallop Circle PunchTakeout box If you're […]

Fall at Last

Goodbye summer. You've overstayed your welcome and need to be moving along now. Today is the first day of Fall, or Autumn if you prefer. Cooler temperatures. Fall colors. Time to start thinking about firewood, sweaters, apple cider, fall festivals and Halloween…and the always popular jumping in a pile of crispy yellow, gold and orange […]

Holiday Catalog Starts Today

Kids go to back to school next week here in Duluth, GA — can you believe it? It's August. Too hot. Too many bugs. Too many choruses of "I'm bored!" BUT THE HOLIDAY CATALOG IS HERE! Download the PDF here See the FLASH Holiday Catalog online version here See the Holiday Catalog Supplies List here […]

Convention 2012: Holiday Sneak Peek

One more lovely sample from Convention using the Flourish Designer Frames from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog. You may order these frames — which coordinate with the Decorative Label Punch — starting August 1st. If you'd like to receive a free Holiday Mini Catalog of your own, email me at and include your full […]

Convention 2012: Samples

Love those samples! What's your favorite? Cheers,

Convention 2012: Legacy Hall

  Be prepared to drool over Stampin' Up! products used in a home setting to create fabulous home décor. Look closely in the first picture at the chandalier — it's made of paper! Click on each thumbnail to see a larger display.  If you dream of creating one-of-a-kind interiors, I'd love to chat with you […]

Convention 2012

Big excitement in Salt Lake City's Salt Palace today, as the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention kicked off with gusto. Here's the Convention theme pin for this year. And some pictures from Momento Mall – where demonstrators can purchase Stampin' Up! branded merchandise and business tools. The main events, of course, are the meeting sessions and […]

My Digital Studio: World Spectacular

What kind of a baby shower do you get when your name is Amy Ealy and you work at Stampin' Up!? A World Spectacular party, of course! World Spectacular (#130972) is one of the new digital downloads released yesterday. Did you know that you can use the downloads in My Digital Studio and with other […]

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Wednesday was not my day and I'm so very glad it is now over. I need somthing to lighten my mood…raise my spirits…improve my attitude…you know — a REASON TO SMILE! How about this? Now we're talkin'! StampsPetite PairsReason to Smile* *Get this exclusive set for just $5 with a $50 purchase—only available through July […]

Coming Attraction: My Digital Studio 2

With the new My Digital Studio software you'll be able to: Design in spreads Create with custom canvas sizes Add more than one color to a single stamp image Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp See color combination suggestions With more than 75 new features to make designing smoother than ever, MDS 2 […]

$5 Stamp Set Reserved For You

The Reason to Smile stamp set — in your choice of wood-mount or clear-mount — is yours for only $5 when you place an order of $50 or more this month ONLY. Sweet! Ordering online? Simply enter the appropriate item number once you reach $50 in your shopping bag: Reason to Smile – Wood Mount […]

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine: Let’s Fly A Kite

Step outside of cardmaking and scrapbooking with this cheery 3-D birthday bag. StampsBring On The Cake Stamp Set (Wood #121899; Clear #121958; MDS #124015) PaperBaja Breeze Card StockCajun Craze Card StockMore Mustard Card StockPear Pizzazz Card StockVery Vanilla Card Stock InkBaja Breeze Classic Stampin' PadCajun Craze Classic Stampin PadMore Mustard Classic Stampin' PadPear Pizzazz Classic […]

Reason To Smile

Spend $50 on any current Stampin' Up! products to get the exclusive Reason to Smile Set for just $5. The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012. Reason to Smile Wood-Mount Set #130826 $20.95To get it for $5, enter #131274 when your shopping cart […]

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine: A Love Story

Butterflies, rosettes and doilies combine for a charming framed collage. Who needs a photograph when color-coordinated art is so easy to create with Stampin' Up! products? Rosettes are quick and easy with the Simply Scored tool, but it's the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine that is the star of this project, making cutting out doilies, flowers […]

Valentine’s Day: It’s A-Maze-ing!

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s founder, is a favorite presentor at demonstrator events. At the Leadership Conference in San Antonio, she told us she was working on a Valentine treat bag for the kids in the Gardner family. Shelli has now shared her completed Girl and Boy bags on her So Shelli blog. This is such […]

Online Extravaganza: Shop Today and Save Big!

Have we got deals for you in the Online Extravaganza! Starting today, shop online for crazy prices on some of Stampin' Up!'s most popular tools and digital downloads. The Online Extravaganza kicks off with a 20% off, one-day sale today only on: Simply Scored (#122334) – Easily create 3-D projects and special fold cards with […]

48 Hour Warning: Free Treasure Box Ends Sunday

How did we get to the end of July??? I mean, really…didn't summer just start? While I'm ready to get past temperatures in the three digits, I don't know that I'm ready to dive into the back-to-school routine. On the other hand, it does mean that a certain 11-year-old boy will not be "bored" or […]

These Shoes AREN’T Made For Walkin’

My favorite baby girl (Hi, Mackenzie!) is about to turn the big one year old. Her adorable little footsies will soon need to be clad in big girl shoes and I would love to find real shoes that look like these Make A Monster paper ones! The Lucky Limeade color is one of our new […]