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