2017 Occasions, Posts, Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak: High Tide

At first glace High Tide on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog ($26.00 – 143006 photopolymer) wasn’t something that really caught my eye.  Actually, I didn’t even notice the set and had to ask my friends when this set was being demonstrated several times where the set was located in the catalog.  May it is because I am a lazy stamper.  Two step stamps are not for me.   Now that I have seen several projects made with High Tide, I am quickly falling in love with this set.


Did you notice the gift bag photo?  You probably thought I added the photo by mistake, didn’t you?  Well, I did not.  The medallion sentiment was made with part of a sentiment stamp within High Tide.  Another reason, I am quickly falling in love with this set.

2017 Occasions, Posts, Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak: Window Shopping Bundle

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing all the fabulous new products I was able to see and touch while I was at OnStage Local in Vancouver, BC.  Today  I’ll share with you the Window Shopping Bundle on page 43 of the Occasions Catalog ($54.75 for 144742 wood mount or $50.25 for 143265 clear mount).  The Window Box Thinlits Dies feature an beautiful, ornate, cut-out design.

Sarah Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO did a stamping presentation featuring this  bundle.  Her projects were amazing.  This  bundle can be used in so many ways!  It’s ornate and delicate yet fun and gigglely – all rolled into one fabulous bundle.


Look how beautiful this note card holder is!  It’s perfect to hold some cute little love notes!

The Window Shopping bundle can also make beautiful home decor.  Oh goodness, could you image this as a wedding centerpiece?  Oh my, oh my.

What about some fun game fun?  You don’t have to be a child to enjoy this use of the Window Shopping bundle!

So sorry for teasing you with this fabulous bundle.  I know it’s going to be a –LONG– wait for you until January 2nd.

Annual Catalog 2015 - 2016, Occasions Catalog 2016, Posts

Sneak Peak – Balloon Celebrations

When I first saw this set, I have to admit – I wasn’t a big fan.  The set didn’t really speak to me.  I’ve had a chance to play with it over the last few days – and it’s really growing on me!  This is a perfect set to create a variety of cards: birthday, celebration, congratulations, or friendship.

You will be able to purchase the Balloon Celebrations Bundle on January 5, 2016 for 15% off!

Balloon Celebration

Stamps: Balloon Celebration Stamp Set (140675)
Punches:  Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609); Project Life Corner (135346)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924), Crushed Curry (131199), Calypso Coral (122925)
Ink: Basic Black Archival (140931), Pool Party (126982), Crushed Curry (131173), Calypso Coral (126983)
Tools:  Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Refill (129027), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)


Breaking News!, Idea Book & Catalog, Minis, Posts

Breaking News!

2012 – 2013 Idea Book and Catalog will now be starting on June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013 instead of July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013.  The IB&C will feature the core items you love and will continue to have over 200 pages.  Decor Elements and  Simply Adorned will be discontinued starting in the 2012 – 2013 IB&C.

We will now have two (2) mini catalogs a year which will feature more goodies and be bigger in size at 8 1/2″ x 11″.  The minis will last five (5) months instead of the standard three (3) months.

So here’s the break down of the catalog release dates:
2012 – 2013 IB&C:  June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013
Holiday mini: August 2012 – December 2012
Spring mini:  January 2013 – May 2013

Stay tuned for even more exciting news!

2012 Occasions, Posts

Sneak Peak Stamp Camp – You’re My Type

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I receive a monthly magazine that’s full of creative ideas.  In this month’s issue, I saw the typewriter from the “You’re My Type” stamp set available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The more I see this set, the more I fall in love with it.  It’s just so dang clever.

“You’re My Type” stamp set offers a bold typewriter stamp that can “roll” vintage or modern.  The sentiments are both charming and versatile for many occasions.  This is my spin on a card I CASED (copied or inspiration) from another demonstrator named Mary.


  • Coverage can be tricky with a large solid stamp like the typewriter.  Use a Blender Pen and ink to touch up any areas where ink doesn’t transfer perfectly.  Layer a bit at a time as you fill in.
  • Each strip of Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper was cut to 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • I used a Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat to create the large circles.  Whisper White diameter 3 1/4″.  Riding Hood Red diameter 3 1/2″.
  • Tie things up with Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (CONFESSION – I love baker’s twine).

NEED FREE COPIES OF THE OCCASIONS MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOGS and don’t have a relationship with another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  Please email me  your name and U.S. address.  I’ll send them to you as soon as they are available for distribution.

Stamp Set:  You’re My Type (W125564, C125650)
Paper:  Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper (125408), Riding Hood Red (111348), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Circle Scissor Plus Cutting Mat (112531), Full Heart Punch (119883), Blender Pen (102845), Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (125575), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)