Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stampin Up! Clearance

Just in time for Christmas -Stampin Up! Clearance. - Order HERE

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Friday, December 2, 2011

Uptown Card #3

At my last Uptown Card Class the stampers had  choices. They could make a box which would hold some cookies or a small gift or they could turn the box into a card. I have pictures above and I think both are just darling. The small box, fabric bow, designer series paper and stamp set  is from the Holiday Mini. To make the card we just used a piece of Crumb Cake card stock folded in half along with the designer series paper and stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  I ordered 30 of the boxes and I am going to fill them with sugar cookies made with Stampin' Up! Cookie Press. Then I am going to give them to friends and folks who have provided me service through out the year. You know my hair dresser, the nice lady at the bank that notarizes my papers and of course the UPS lady.

Tell me what you have planned to make for your friends?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Uptown Card #2- Gift Card

I think this is the sweetest card yet!  Lift up the front stocking to reveal a gift card neatly tucked inside. The possibilities for this card. It could hang on the tree as an ornament cleaverly hiding the surprise within or it could be given as a Christmas Card. So many uses and of course I made it with my BIG SHOT! How many times to I have to say... I love my Big Shot!!!

Thank you Janet Munden for this very cute idea!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Keepsake box

I love this box. This box is the best for that hard to buy for female! You can fill it with exotic chocolates or anything she likes and best of all you made it!
The kit for this beautiful box is 19.95 plus shipping and tax. Send me a email if you want to order!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Uptown Cards

Just wanted to share the really pretty cards that we will make today at my Uptown Card Class.

This card is just beautiful in person. The velvet stitched Ribbon #125637 is just the perfect accent for the Christmas Tree and I just love the Framed Tulip Emossing Folder!  It is so easy making one of a kind cards with this embossing folder and the Big Shot. I just love my Big Shot!!! Do you have your Big Shot yet?

Kits are available for this card. If you want the kit let me know and I will tell you how to recieve the kit for FREE!
Hope you find time to stamp today!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Do you like to get spoiled? Most of us do! The Mocha Monogram Purse Set is ideal for gifting to friends and family or even yourself! You can experience the joy of pampering a dear friend with this luxurioius set. The rich textures and elegance of the Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper add that little something special to any ordinary day!

Join me for the Mocha Monogram class and pamper yourself with some crafting time and then spoil your friends with a gift that they will use and appreciate year-round!

DATE: October 22, 2011- Tuesday
TIME: 2 pm to 4 pm or 6pm to 8pm

COST: $30.00

LOCATION: 10540 Fort King Road Dade City

Project Content

These projects showcase the special touches of the Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Series Paper including flocking and metallic shimmer. Spoil a special friend or yourself with a bit of everyday luxury!

Products Used:


• Elements of Style

(#118611 wood-mount, #120045 clear-mount)

• Lovely Letters Alphabet (#115030)

(or other similarly sized alphabet stamp set)


• Specialty Designer Series Paper–Mocha Morning (#122366)

• Basic Black Card Stock (#121045)

• Soft Suede Card Stock (#115318)

• Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650)


• Classic Ink Pad – Soft Suede (#115657)

• VersaMark Ink Pad (#102283)


• Beveled Windowpanes (#121881) (1 of each size)

• Trinket Keys (optional) (#121892)

• Glimmer Brads - Basics (#121003)

• Stampin’ Emboss Powder - Black (#109133)

• Stampin’ Emboss Powder - Gold (#109129)

• 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Basic Black (#119962)

• 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon – Crumb Cake (#122966)

• Medium Envelopes - Very Vanilla (#107300)

• Medium Envelopes - Clear Translucent (#102619)

• Stamping Sponges (#101610)

• Adhesives: 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425), Dotto Refill (#100902), SNAIL Refill (#104331), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Sticky Strip (#104294)

• Non-Stampin’ Up!: 4” x 6” Acrylic Photo Frame with stand or magnet, Velcro™ dot (1/2” self-adhesive)


• Circle Scissor Plus (#112530)

• Circle Scissor Plus Glass Mat (#112531)

• Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)

• Heat Tool (#100005)

• Embossing Buddy (optional) (#103083)

• Powder Pals (optional) (#102197)

• Punches: Round Tab (#119864), Crop-a-Dile (#108362), 1” Circle (#119868), 1-1/4” Circle (#119861), 1-3/8” Circle (#119860), 1-3/4” Circle (#119850), 2-1/2” Circle (#120906)

Product Highlight

Highlighting: Circle Scissors Plus & Glass Mat (#112530 & 112531)

"Circles are appealing to the eye and make great accents on card, scrapbook and d├ęcor projects. Creating small circles using our punches is simple, but if you’ve tried to create larger circles by tracing objects like plates and cups and then cut them out by hand, you know how frustrating it can be to get a perfect circle in just the size you want. Well, the circle of creativity just bigger and easier! The ultimate tool for circle making has arrived - the Circle Scissor Plus! Simply place the Circle Scissor Plus and your card stock or Designer Series paper atop the Glass Mat and rotate the cutting handle for smooth and beautiful circles from 2” to 6”. This new spin on an old problem makes the Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat a must-have tool!"


For best results apply Dotto directly to the Glass mat to hold the card stock in place while cutting.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Framed tulip embossing folder

just wanted to share a simple but pretty Christmas card by Mary Trauten

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Monday, October 10, 2011

Pictures of my Stamping Studio

I had a request from another demonstrator to show pictures of where I hold my stamping classes.

This home belonged to my Grandmother who has passed away. My father now owns the home and allows me to have my classes. The floors are solid pine that my Dad installed and it is his belief that the pine could have been as old as the Civil War.  If you ever stop by ask me to show you the lead pellet still in the floor today. I am very blessed to have such a wonderful place to hold my classes.

My Stamping Family

We had such a great time at Stampcation. Here are some pictures of my stampin family. In this picture with me are Susan and Nancy. They are a part of my downline. If you are wondering what we are holding it is a mustache on a stick. Such a cleaver fun thing to wear a mustache on a stick and you can make one too. Use our many Mustaches stampset on page 18 of the Idea Book and Catalog and cut out your favorite.

Here I am pictured with my adoptive Stampin Up! Family Emily and Deborah.

Stampcation Pictures

Hi Stampers
Just wanted to share some of the cards we made for the make and takes at Stampcation a couple of weeks ago. The above card is a trifold. You can kind of see the three flaps. The first flap has the white bakers twine. The second flap has the circle designer series paper and when the card is fully open you see the Wister card base. Very cool card technique.

This card is very cute!! the card base measures 4" x 8" and has two layers. The first layer is old olive and the second layer is designer series paper  Berry Blossom #122350. I punch this out using the 1" square punch to give the quilted look. Now in the middle is a really cool thing... I used the Peekaboo frame Bigz L Die so the front of the card has a secret message hidden underneath.

This card turned out really cute too. Again one of the frames off the Peekaboo Die was used for a secret message.

I hope you find time to stamp today!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Holiday Items in Clearance Rack

Some great items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the Online Store, including some holiday products! Be sure to check it out!  Great deals on high-quality, discontinued Stampin' Up! products in the Clearance Rack.
Please note: Clearance Rack items are non-refundable and only available while supplies last.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lovely As a Tree Card Kit

The weather has started to cool down and this card is perfect for fall. I am offering this card as a kit when you order the stamp set Lovely As a Tree #115026  $27.96 and three markers -Early Espresso #119680 $3.50 --Always Artichoke Marker #105113 $3.50 and Cajun Craze #119678 $3.50.

The kit consists of ribbon, leaf already die cut and embossed, designer series paper already embossed and the card stock to complete five cards. All you add is the words and stamped image of the tree using your new markers and stampset Lovely As a Tree.

Do you already have this set and markers? Just order $45.00 in product and I will send you the kit for free.

Have questions? Just send me an email.

Enjoy this cool weather!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Basic Card Class

Hi everyone!
Had a great class this past Thursday. If you were there you know it is a wonderful time! If you missed it  well be sure to sign up for my next basic card class next month. Check my website for times and dates..

Here are the cards and they are beauties!!!

For the recipe on how to make this card CLICK HERE

For the recipe for this card CLICK HERE

Hope you find some time to stamp!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flirtatious Specialty

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a criss-cross card and used the Designer Series Paper called Flirtatious Specialty. This paper is just beautiful so I wanted to post a few samples I received at Convention this year.

This paper is so delicate and girly. You could use it to scrapbook too. You can the paper on page 183 of the 2011 -2012 Idea Book and Catalog. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hello, Doily

More reverse embossing with Hello Doily from Juliann Knudsen

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

pennant Parade

Hi Everyone
Yesterday we had so much fun making cards with the Pennant Parade stampset and the Petite Pennants Builder punch. we made the three cards that are displayed below and I wanted to pass along one more card I found on the many blog hops that I do. So cute!!!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Uptown Card Class-August 30 2011

Aren't these cards adorable? Wouldn't you like to make them? Come join the fun at my Uptown Card Class on Tuesday August 30, 2011 6pm. to 8 pm.  

You will make the three cards shown above and go home with directions to make six more designs. I can even see these cute designs being re-created as really cute scrapbook pages. Cost is $10.00 which includes all the materials to make the three cards.   You will need to bring some adhesive, scissors and a bone tool. Don't have these items? No problem... I have adhesive on hand for sell and I do have spare scissors and bone tools.

It is not too late to sign up for my Uptown Card Class but time is running out so Hurry!!!! I will need your RSVP by tomorrow at 5pm.
This s a fun and unique way to display photos of your family. I saw this project at Stampin' Ups! Convention this July.  I took an embordery hoop and painted it black. I then used the inside hoop to trace a pattern on the designer series paper "Timeless Portrait". All of our designer series paper can be found on pages 183 thru 186 of our 2011- 2012 Idea Book & Catalog.

I love the way the designer series paper provides the tree for me to place my pictures and build my family tree. From there I just added ribbon and our family name. The letters were cut using the Big Shot and our medium alphabet die Timeless Type Junior Alphabet on page 224.  I plan on doing more of these.. a couple of small ones and maybe one medium.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Those Eyes!

Here is a beautiful scrapbook page done by Heather Summers. She created this page in My Digital Studio, a scrapbooking software I have available for purchase. She did a wonderful job with colors and textures and it so easy with My Digital Studio. You can order My Digital Studio by going to my website and click on the Shop Now button. Use item number 118108 for the packaged DVDS with full software and over $500.00 worth of digital content or use item number 124483 and you get the downloadable version with over $50.00 worth of digital content. Contact me with questions.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Upline Meeting

As a demonstrator, I get to meet once a month with a group of wonderful women who inspire me to creat. This up coming weekend is my time to spend with them and we always do a card front swap. I try real hard to do my best and and I am so excited about this month's creation. So????

Tell me what you think? Give me some feed back. Just post here on my blog what you like and don't like about his card.
It is made with the following items listed below- I know this list is long, but if you would like to make a purchase of the Raining Flowers Stampset and the two stamp pads I will send you a kit to make five of these cards for free.  Just go to and place your order of $50.00 or more and then send me an email to let me know your ordered.

Stamp sets:
Raining Flowers -
wood-122765- $39.95
clear- 122767-$28.95
Tiny Tags

Four Frames
123440-wood $20.95
123442- clear $15.95

Card Stock
Cajun Craze
Basic Black
Whisper White

Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad
Basic Black Ink Pad
Cajun Craze Marker

Paper Stacks- Regals Collection #117154

Versamark Pad
Black Embossing Powder
Decorative Label Punch-120907
Scallop Oval Punch- 119856
Small Oval Punch - 120908
1" Circle Punch- 119868
Rhinestones - 119246
Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon -117285

Thanks for taking a look and don't forget to post!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Go Vintage!

This card was a big hit at my last class so I wanted to share with my online friends. I have given you a recipe and then at the bottom is a video on how the card is made. Let me know what you think of the video. I am also open to suggestions on what would make my video better. Enjoy! Hope you get a chance to stamp today!

Hello Doily #122845
Tiny Tags #118592

Card Stock
Crumb Cake #120967
Very Vanilla #101650

Versamark Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Ink

Lace Ribbon Border Punch #122362
Jewelry Tag Punch #117190
Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon #122966
Vintage Trinkets #188754

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Torn Edges-My Digital Studio

If you enjoy scrapbooking, My Digital Studio software is a must have! It is quick and easy to use. Stampin' Up! is always providing new downloads to get you excited about creating. If you run into a complete creation funk, Stampin' Up! even provides templates where all you do is import pictures. I know what you are saying.... "I like to have layers and embellishments on my page" . This is easy to accomplish because the images match Stampin' Up! stamps, colors of ink pads and embellishments. So create a base page and then apply some punched circles to give it the 3-D effect.

Want to give MyDigitalStudio a try? Go to and place your order using code number #118108. Once I see you have ordered the software I will contact you and together we can install the software and give you get you started. I will even hook you up with some awesome training videos to keep you going. Maybe you just have questions? As always send me an email and I will give you call so we can chat. This product is worth every penny!! 

More Scrapbook Ideas

Scrapbooking!! I love to scrapbook!! I have so much fun working the colors and arranging embellishments, but sometimes I just get into a design funk. When that happens I log onto for lots of great ideas. This site is not just for demonstrators. You can log on too! So give it a try and visit

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Two more Cris-Cross card ideas

This last card was made with all new product from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.

My Friend

Card stock
Poppy Parade
Natursl White
Night of Navy

Poppy Parade Classic
Night of Navy Classic
Night of Navy Craft

Designer Series Paper
Pocketful of Posies

scallop oval punch
Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate
extra large oval punch
Clear embossing powder
Vintage Brad

Enjoy and have fun stamping!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant

Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Cris Cross Card - Free Tutorial

CLICK HERE for a free tutorial on how to make the above Cris-Cross Card. If you would like a kit just let me know. Have fun and give me some feed back on how you liked the tutorial.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Well Stampcation is now open for Guest. Yippee!!! If you would like to join me for a stamping fun filled weekend send me an email and I will send you all the information to get signed up. I have attached a video of last years fun so enjoy.   

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

6×6 DSP Samplers

Have you seen the new Designer Series Paper? They are beautiful!! Don't you want everyone of them? I know I do!  So.......I am now offering a 6 x 6 Sampler for $16.00 pick up at my office. I will also ship to your home for additional shipping cost.

You get a 6 x 6 sampling of 13 different packs of designer series paper. That is 78 different sheets! You would normally pay $168.00 to get all 13 packets of paper. This is really a great deal!
If you want in on this great offer send me an email and I will contact you with final instructions.
I will only offer this deal if I have 8 folks sign up. This offer ends at the end of the month so be sure to contact me before August 31, 2011.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Raining flowers

We had a wonderful downline meeting today and I wanted to share this really cute box that all my girls made.

The box is made with the #2 box die and Pool Party card stock. Next stamp using one of the solid stamps from the Raining Flowers stampset and Pool Party classic ink to give a tone on tone look. When I went to convention the Raining Flowers Stampset was one of the free sets we received in our convention bag.

Stamp all over a 3 x 11 piece of Calypso Coral using Calypso Coral Classic ink and one of the linear stamps from the Raining Flower stampset. Take the scallop boarder punch and punch along 3" edge (top and bottom) of the strip of Calypso Coral card stock.

Place the box in the center of the strip of Calypso Coral. Pull up each side of the strip until they are even and do a soft score with your finger at the bottom. Using a 1" circle punch punch through both at the same. Cut a 16" piece of Daffodil Delight 1 1/4" stripped ribbon 16" long. Run the ribbon down the front, up the back and through the hole. Tie a square knot. Next take a scrap of Whisper White card stock and stamp the flower image in Pool Party and cut out. Apply with glue dot to the front of the box on the ribbon. Final step is adhere the button. The button is from the Brights Designer Button collection located on page 197 of the 2011 / 2012 Idea Book and Catalog.

If you would like a kit to make this cute box, purchase the wood set of Raining Flowers #122765 $39.95 plus shipping and sales tax and get a kit to make four for FREE.
Purchase the clear set of Raining Flowers 122767 $28.95 plus shipping and sales tax and get a kit to make two for FREE.

You also might want to consider purchasing the two colors of stamppad Calypso Coral and Pool Party.

Happy Stamping!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sale on Designer Series Paper

The month of August is a great time to stock up on Designer Series Paper. Buy three and get 1 FREE!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Sunday, July 31, 2011

August card kit of the month

“Raining Flowers”
Accessory of the Month: Basic Pearl Jewels

When you order the August “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see it’s versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs, but not instructions.

Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!

August Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $44.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Raining Flowers” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Basic Pearls plus the FREE kit)

August Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $33.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Raining Flowers” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Basic Pearls plus the FREE kit)

Additional Quantities of the August Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards

Already have the featured Stamp Set or Accessory? No problem. You can order any stamp set and/or accessory of equal value to the featured items and still receive the FREE kit and PDF File!

Other supplies you’ll want to order: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Perfect Plum and Lucky Limeade Classic Ink;, Medium White Envelopes, Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Bone Folder.

Contact Me to Order Today!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Location:In your Home

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

From Our Hearts

Want to be a part of something special? I received an urgent email yesterday from the above group who are in need of homemade cards to send to our military. If you have unwanted full cards or card front that you would like to donate, please let me know so that arrangements can be made to get them to this wonderful outreach. If want more information about this group that we will send our cards, click on the link above to go to their website.

Again give me a call or email to arrange for pick up of your unwanted cards or card fronts.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Uptown Cards Class

Just wanted to share the Criss Cross Card made with the new Designer Series Paper from the 2011 - 2012 Idea Book and Catalog. This will be one of the cards we make at my class coming up this Tuesday. If you are interested in coming to the class be sure you let me know by Monday Afternoon. Class time is 2pm to 4pm.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Just A Reminder!

Christmas is just around the corner!! My Elegant Monogram card class would make a great gift for that hard to buy someone, but time is running out to sign up for the class. Want more details? Click on the Just A Reminder above for more information.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stamps for a discount

Want to learn how you can get all your Stampin' Up! Product for a discount? Read below and then contact me so I can share with you more information.

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Fun, Family and rubber stamping!

Well it's sad to see convention end. What a wonderful time I had hanging out with my stamping family and learning about the awesome new products soon to be released by Stampin' Up! I will be posting over the next several months all these wonderful things so be sure to check back frequently.

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Stamping' Up! Convention

Here is a very cute project that I made at a class tonight.

This is the cover of the calendar. I added a punch flower and button to give it a 3D look.

This calendar was made using My Digital Studio. This is a great project for beginners and intermediate users of MDS. I will have a class very soon.

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Location:Salt Lake City

Friday, July 15, 2011

First Day of Convention

Look at all the goodies we received from Stampin' Up! and it is only the first day! Can't wait until tomorrow!,

Everyone who attended convention received their own Simply Sent Great Day and an 8 packet of Holiday Mini catalogs.

In our convention bag we received our very own catalog binder.

with divider tabs! How awesome it that!

We also received free stamps in our convention bag!

One stampset...Its Your Day coordinates with the Simply Sent.

Awesome First Day!

Sandra Grimes, Creative Consultant
Stamping' Up! independent Demonstrator

Location:Stamping' Up! Convention 2011