Monthly Archives: July 2012

Spooktacular Starter Kit

 If you’re a little spooked about  joining the Stampin Up family then this spooktaclar offer should shake yor fears away!  Purchase the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit and receive everything you need to complete the Howl-O-Ween Printer’s Tray Project Kit featured here as a FREE product bonus! Yes, you read that right! Stampin Up has got a spooktacular offer for you that
during the month of August, all new demonstrators—and recruiting
demonstrators—will receive a FREE Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray project kit! This
boo-tiful kit contains all the bits and pieces to create a super spooky
Halloween decoration—you won’t want to miss out on this exclusive offer!

The Howl-O-Ween Printer’s Tray Project Kit includes:

  • Products (shown on the right in photo above) needed to create the adorable project (on the left).  Ink and clear blocks not included.
  • You will receive the Stampin’ Up! Toxic Treats stamp set (Holiday Catalog) in your choice of wood or clear-mount.
  • Also included is a full pack of  Rhinestone Basic Jewels, full Baker’s Twine and partial products (enough to create the project) of the ribbon and buttons shown.
  • The Howl-O-Ween project kit isn’t offered anywhere else.  Be sure to take advantage of this special offer in August!

Here are some reasons why you should join Stampin Up:

YOU CHOOSE:  For $99 you get $125 worth of YOUR CHOICE of ANY current products in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

FREE SHIPPING:  The starter kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.

THE CATALOG:  You’ll receive 8 copies of the annual catalog as part of  your kit.  Share  with friends, customers or be like me and keep one in everyroom, the car and the office.

DISCOUNTS AND BENEFITS:  Try out demonstrator discounts and benefits from the time you purchase your kit in August through Dec. 31.  There’s no obligation to purchase anything further believe me the discounts will be worth it.

TREAT YOURSELF:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first  demonstator product order of $150  or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up on the new products and anything you have been wanting to purchase but have put off.

  • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You’ll receive an everyday 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
  • PRE-ORDER:  Purchase Stampin’ Up! products one month in advance of the customer sales period.
  • RESOURCES:  Stampin’ Up! offers a monthly magazine, private website and gallery, video tutorial library and much more.

So why are you waiting to join?  Contact Cammie today at

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Friendship Preserves-Sneek Peek

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I would have to agree that the packaging of a gift is very important.  Cammie made the cute scissor and tissue ensembles to give away to her hostesses and packaged them so that you could see the yummy Stampin Up fabrics and made cute toppers using the Friendship Preserves stamp set and coordinating framelits that will be available starting August 1, 2012 when the Stampin Up Holiday catalog goes live.  If you would like to view the holiday catalog online it will be available here on 1 August so be sure to check back.  If you would like a paper copy mailed to you then send me an email at and provide your name and mailing address and I will be sure to drop one in the mail to you.

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Brayer perfection

Today’s cards are the cards that Cammie completed at the Basic Brayer class in Lawrence KS a few weeks ago. The class was taught by the Brayer Goddess and fellow Stampin Up demonstator), Michelle Zindorf. If you have never seen Michelle’s work and detailed instructions you are missing out.  Michelle has mastered the fine art of using ink and a brayer and Cammie completed these 3 cards and also 3 in Michelles advanced class and is working on developing her on brayer style and hopes to have a brayer workshop soon.


Filed under Brayer, General, Technique

Easy Pinwheel

 This week we got the meet the teacher and back to school information in the mail.  That makes me sad and my son even sadder because that means the lazy days of summer will soon be behind us.  Today’s card is a tribute to summer – a pinwheel is a true icon of summer.  This card is easy to make and is perfect for using up scraps.  The background is textured using the all new Fancy Fan Folder #127751 from the Stampin Up catalog.  The pinwheel is created by punching 4 – 1 1/4 inch squares #119865  from different DSP patterns, Round the corners using the 3/16″ corner rounder punch #119871 then cut them diagonally and form the pinwheel shape.  Add a center using the smallest of the Floral Frames Framelits #127012 and the Itty Bitty Punch #118309.  This card is the perfect card to send as an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) card to brighten anyone’s day.

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Go Team USA

 My family is so excited for the start of the summer Olympics so I decided to make a quick card to send to some family and friends that share my love for the Olympics.  The card is simple but fun.  I challenge anyone to use the Olympic Colors to make a card and share it on my blog.

Bring  on the opening ceremony GO Team USA!

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5Days and Counting

Only 5 more days until the Reason to Smile promotion will be over! The exclusive Reason to Smile Stamp set is available only thru July 31st and today I am showcasing a final card that  Cammie made using the exclusive Reason to Smile Stamp set. Love the midnight muse and perfect plum color combination that Cammie used on this card.  Cammie left off the sentiment on this card so that she can add the appropriate sentiment when she needs the card.

During the entire month of July, you have the opportunity to purchase  the exclusive Reason to Smile Stamp set, available ONLY through this special offer!   Get the  Reason to Smile Set (up to a $20.95 value) for just $5 when you spend $50 on any Stampin’ Up! products. Hurry and Start Smiling today… Order online Shop online 24 X7 using Cammie’s DBWS online link then Shop now Reason to Smile – Wood Mount Item #131274 – $5.00

Reason to Smile – Clear Mount Item #131275 – $5.00

  • Enter the $5 item number after reaching $50 on your order–on the same page as your order.
  • Limit of one (1) set per customer
  • The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will

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Filed under Anniversary, Birthday, Cards, Friendship, General, Get well, Mother's Day, Sympathy, Thank You

Christmas in July-Sneak Peek

 Merry Christmas in July! I had my Christmas in July card cafe last weekend and while I was prepping for that I decided that I was going to make my own Christmas cards too.  I have a huge jumpstart on them and want to have them done by the end of August.  That is a huge goal since I make about 150 cards but I am well on my way.  I was motivated by the Be of Good Cheer DSP#126896 in the 2012-2013 Stampin Up Annual Catalog.  This paper has got to be my favorite Christmas DSP in a long while. Then when I saw the new Holiday Catalog and all the wonderful stamps and accessories I went to the drawing board to create cards.  I decided that I was not going to stop until I used up every sheet of the DSP.  Mission accomplished! I created 11 different designs that I will share over the next several months but today I am focusing on some items that are available in the Stampin Up Holiday Catalog that goes live on August 1st. The image is stamped with the Star Tree #126784 single stamp and is then cut and matted using the Labels Collection Framelits #125598.  I then added the piercing using the Festive template #127857 and piercing tool #126189and piercing mat #126199 to provide a homespun look.  The banners are hand cut and the card is finished by using Copic markers to stain the Stampin Up rhinestones,

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Its Raining Flowers

I am hoping that posting 2 cards using the Raining Flowers stamp set that we might get rain of some kind. This summer has been hot and dry so please rain! Cammie made both of these cards using the Stampin Up Raining Flowers stamp set #122767 and 2 of the new In Colors: Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals. These 2 colors look fabulous together.

Other stuff used on these cards include the new apothecary accents framelits # 127003 and the bow on the 2nd card is made from paper and is super cute and less bulky than a traditional bow.

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Dove Sympathy

 Todays post is a very pretty sympathy card using the Elegant Bird die #125593 from the 2012-2013 Stampin Up Annual Catalog.  The wing of the dove is textured with the elegant lines embossing folder #119277.  The banner is cut using the Petal Cone die #121810 and stamped with the Loving Thoughts stamp set #125845 and accented with the Little Leaves Sizzlits #114511.

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MDS Hybrid

 Although we did not attend the Stampin Up convention in Salt Lake City this week, we followed the action through the Stampin Up demonstrators website.  Stampin Up announce some exciting news about an upcoming promotion for MDS and finally committed to the release date for MDS2 software. August 1 is the date to purchase the new software that is filled with over 75 upgrades including conversion to svg cutting files. WOO HOO.
PLUS for the entire month of August Stampin Up is offering 31% off select printable products. With that being said, today’s card is an MDS hybrid card that I designed for a friends wedding. The card front was designed in MDS and printed and then I added it to a card base and “blinged it up”.

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