You’re Swell.

jan02Sometimes, you just need to tell someone how Swell they are ūüėČ

I’ve really enjoyed the yellow and gray trend, as much as I’ve liked the Chevron trend.¬† So I joined them together.¬† It wasn’t too unrealistic as our convention bag from last summer was made up of yellow chevrons.¬† I even bought a dress to match it!

So the itty bitty cute curly label is new! Its free in our Sale-a-Bration brochure, and it will carry over into the catalog after SAB is over.  It has a free set that matches called Pretty Petites, but it also has another set to match called Ciao, Baby!  Which is where this image comes from.  That set also has cute little images for our newest and smallest scallop circle punch.  I love all these little versions since it makes it fun to layer!


Stamps: Ciao, Baby

Paper: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight DSP from paper stack, Very Vanilla

Ink: Basic Gray

Accessories: Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon, Chevron embossing folder, Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch (SAB item)


Its been too long!

I must apologize for the lengthy absence in blog posts… I think the last one was in August! Yikes!¬† Well here’s what you’ve missed and it may shed some light onto why I haven’t been posting.¬† I am pregnant! I have about 5 weeks left before we welcome our baby boy Andrew (who I have dubbed Andy-OD) home.¬† I plan to post some photos of stamping projects I’ve done over my long absence, but first here are some little relevent tid-bits for what’s going on with Stampin’ Up, and some fun baby photos.

DBWS_Main-ad_Paper-Pumpkin_NAPaper Pumpkin!

Stampin’ Up announced this great new monthly project that comes to your door for $19.95/month.¬† Its a surprise each month, except for the first month, because your first kit will be the same regardless of when you join, and you get a free acrylic block that will be used on all future projects.

Click here to see a flyer!

When you join Paper Pumpkin at, be sure to choose me as your demonstrator while you’re signing up!¬† I’d love to help you out with your kit with different ideas each month if you like!

Here’s what you get in your very first kit, regardless of when you join!


For just a while longer, Sale-a-bration time is now!¬† Sale-a-bration started in January and ends March 22!¬† If you’re new to Stampin’ Up or just don’t remember, during this sale, you get free products from a special brochure for every $50 that is spent!¬† Here’s a link to the brochure.

And if you’ve been thinking of joining Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator, now is definitely the time, as your $99 spent on the starter kit, now gets you 25% more in your starter kit ($156.25 worth of product that is completely customizable by you!)¬† Join up at my website: by clicking Join Now!



Andy-OD at about 12 weeks!

Before I wrap up this blog post, I want to give you a peek at me, the nursery and little baby Andrew ūüôā¬† Enjoy!


Me at 34-1/2 weeks

Join my Ink Pad Hostess Club!

New Ink Pad Club

Have you seen or used the new ink pads yet?  They are awesome!


  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
  • Create wonderfully solid images.¬†The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note:¬†if you are using the ink pad frequently you may¬†need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)–just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

About the Ink pad club:

I need 6 members for a 6 month club that costs $49 total per month (unless you live outside of my local area and I will add a flat rate shipping cost each month)

You will receive 8 ink pads each month, and hostess benefits one month

Hostess benefits include:

  • $40 in merchandise of your choice
  • 2 packages of in color cardstock
  • 1 dazzling details in original or Cherry Cobbler (your choice)

Ink pad savings of nearly $43 vs. ordering ink pads separately

Hostess extras valued at nearly $60

= Over $100 in savings!

Email me today to join in!

Patio Party bundle when you join!

Join the Fun! Click here to view the bundle flyer

Join the Stampin’ Up! family during June, and not only will you get to choose up to $125 worth of products from the brand new catalog for your fully customizable Starter Kit, but you’ll also get select products from our brand-new Patio Party Suite-all for the low price of $99! Plus, it still ships for FREE!

Free products include the following:




Retail Value

For You



Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*





Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*





Patio Party Designer Series Paper





Patio Party Digital Collection DVD



*Choose wood- or clear-mount

With this kind of offer, you can have your cake and eat it too!

Contact your me today to get started.

Stampin’ Up Demonstrators Love their Hostesses!


Bask in the extra $50 in FREE products you’ll receive when you host a friend-filled party that celebrates your creativity. With hundreds of innovative products to choose from, there’s never been a better time to party!

View the flyer: Flyer_HostessPromo_demo_June0112_US

Your Party Sales*

Regular Hostess Benefits

Additional Hostess Dollars

Total Hostess Benefits


$65 + 1 item at 50% off


$115 + 1 item at 50% off


$80 + 2 items at 50% off


$130 + 2 items at 50% off


$100 + 2 items at 50% off


$150 + 2 items at 50% off


$115 + 3 items at 50% off


$165 + 3 items at 50% off


$130 + 3 items at 50% off


$180 + 3 items at 50% off


$145 + 4 items at 50% off


$195 + 4 items at 50% off


$160 + 4 items at 50% off


$210 + 4 items at 50% off

*Minimum $450 party; party sales do not include tax and shipping

Ready to have fun with friends and free products? Contact me today and lets put your party on my calendar!

Announcing MDS2 for and Enhanced Digital Scrapbooking Experience!

Introducing MDS 2, with more than 75 new features
‚ÄĒcoming late 2012!

Watch this short video with Stampin’ Up’s Sara Douglass who briefly explains some of the new features:

New My Digital Studio Software‚ÄĒComing Late 2012

New Software 

Full software

$39.95 US / $49.95 CAN

MDS 2+
Full software plus over $500 US/$600 CAN  in content

Download 130646
Disc 130647
$79.95 US / $99.95 CAN

FREE Upgrade to MDS 2
For those who purchase My Digital Studio May 8, 2012 until MDS 2 is available

Download instructions delivered via e-mail FREE

Upgrade to MDS 2
For those who already have My Digital Studio

Download 130650 $19.95 US / $24.95 CAN

With this 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
  • And much more

Already have My Digital Studio and want MDS 2? Don’t worry; you’ll be able to purchase an upgrade to enjoy all the new design features.

Want to try out MDS for 30 days free? Check out this page for a download ūüôā

Mixed Bunch & Berry Blossoms

Stampin’ up announced their carryover items from the Occasions mini that will also be available now and in the new catalog.¬† Mixed bunch and the matching blossom bouquet punch will both be available!¬† I also used a technique called “quilling” in a very small scale… I wrapped the vine-like lucky limeade cardstock strips around a file from my distressing essentials kit.¬† Gotta love swirls!

Carryover Accessories

 Stamp Set Name  Item Number
 Wood-Mount  Clear-Mount
 Baby Prints  125470  125472
 Love & Laughter  125475  125477
 Bordering on Romance  125480  125482
 Apothecary Art  125525  125527
 Mixed Bunch  125535  125537
 Tea Shoppe  125545  125547
 Mouthwatering  125675  125677
 Loving Thoughts  125843  125845
 Salon de thé  125934  125936
¬†Etiquetas florales ¬†— ¬†125941
 Art floral  125964  125966