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!!