Monday, June 6, 2011

New Catty Stamp a Stack!

Let's welcome the new 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog with a Stamp-a-Stack! You've asked for them and I've listened. I'm offering a couple different sessions to give you the best opportunity to come out. You are more than welcome to attend more than one session if you'd like to make even more cards!    Pictures coming soon!

You will make a total of 12 cards. There will be four different designs. You will make three cards of each of the four designs. The cost of the class is $25 - envelopes are included. All supplies are provided - including adhesive.

Dates and Times:

Monday, August 1 @ 6pm
Friday, August 12 @ 10am

Didn't see a date that works for you? I'll be happy to schedule a special date at my house or yours! Drop me an e-mail or call me at 609-929-0321 to arrange a date!

You can RSVP and pay by filling out the form below.  You can also call 609-929-0321, or e-mail me at if you'd like to attend, and then send a check. All classes must be paid for in advance to secure your seat and materials.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

5x5 Pocket Scrapbook Class

These little 5x5 CD Mailer Scrapbooks make great gifts and are simple to create in class, AND 
re-create at home!  We will be using the new Playful Polkadots Simply Scrappin' Kits!!! Click here to see the actual Kit.  As part of your class fee you will receive: pre-cut supplies needed to create and embellish your scrapbook, adhesive, 2 cd mailers, and the leftovers for your part of the kit to take home!

Materials Fee = $25

Two classes to choose from:
Monday, July 18 6pm Rescheduled for July 25 6pm
Tuesday, July 19 10am**        (**NEW DAY CLASS OPTION!!!!)

Just like all of my other classes, pre-payment is required. You may RSVP to 609-929-0321 or email me at and then send me a check in the mail.  You can now register and pay ONLINE!!!!  How easy is that?  Just fill out the form below!

Strength & Hope Class

Stampin' Up has partnered with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and donates $2 from every purchase of the new Strength and Hope stamp set.   I am so excited to share with you this set, not only because it is absolutely GORGEOUS, but also because it's a fun way to support the cause!

 You will make 10 cards at the class using this set. (A sample will be posted soon here of one of the cards) For $20 you will make the 10 cards AND take home the stamp set. (Clear Mount) - add $5 if you would prefer wood mount. This is being offered to you as a customer as I really want to support this effort.  The normal price for just the class is $15, but why not add $5 more and get the stamps too!

Please RSVP ASAP so I can order your own stamp set for you to use at the class. Be sure to invite a friend!

WHEN - Monday, June 20 at 6:30 pm OR Tuesday, June 21 at 10 AM (Please specify which day)
WHERE - My House
COST - $20 Clear Mount Set/ $25 Wood Mount Set/ $15 for cards only (Please specify your option)

RSPV by calling me 609-929-0321, email me or by filling out the form below!


Last Chance Stamp & Accessory Lists

RETIRING STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCT LISTS!  It's that time of year again!  Stampin' Up! last chance stamps, accessories and Definitely Decorative home décor products from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog are retiring.  It's out with the old, to prepare for the NEW!
DON'T MISS OUT!  Click on the links below and be sure to order your favorites before they are gone!  Accessories and tools often sell out quickly!
View and order retiring items listed through my on-line store

Shop the UPDATED LAST CHANCE ACCESSORIES here (up to 40% off on select items)

  • Retiring Stampin' Up! rubber stamps will be in stock and available through June 30.
  • Definitely Decorative home décor products are available while supplies last.
  • Retiring Stampin' Up! accessories are available while supplies last.  You can always get the newest lists here, but items can run out of stock at any time.  Order your favorites NOW!
  • Items that are being "reconfigured" (noted by an "*" on the lists above) are not going away.  For example, they may be repackaged, resized or repriced in the new catalog.
  • Important clarification: The current 12 x 12 card stock (6 sheets of smooth and 6 sheets of textured, $6.95) in individual colors is being retired and reconfigured (new pricing, packaging) in the new catalog (available July 1).  I assure you that Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous 12 x 12 card stock will remain available in all current colors!
  • Other than adding 5 new In Colors in the new catalog (July 1), there are no changes to Stampin' Up! color collections!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fun with Watercoloring

       My childhood friend, Suzanne, had her baby shower this past weekend, and everything about the day was perfect.  Suze is a beautiful woman anyway, but she looked absolutely radiant! (I was, of course, very envious because I don't think I ever looked as good as her when I was pregnant!)  My mom asked me to make the card, and I was excited because it gave me the chance to watercolor!  If you know me, you know I can't draw for anything, so it's fun to feel like a real "artist"!  I used markers, ink, blender pens, and aqua painters to color on our watercolor paper.

Some of the products used for this card are:

If you would like to learn how to make this card, or how to watercolor, let me know! I would love to teach you!  Just give me a shout at

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Sampler

Sunday Sampler - Doesn't that have a nice ring to it? I've been wanting to get this together for some time now, and I'm planning on it becoming a weekly addition.  I ALWAYS need inspiration for crafting ideas, and I'm sure you do too.  Here are a couple creations I've made from the new summer mini.  Have you seen it yet?  What do you think?

My new favorite thing to do on creations is to Distress Ribbon! I never really thought of it until my goof friend Kristin Kortonick suggested it. I love how the wide Striped Grograin ribbon looks like an old tattered flag waving in the breeze.  Products used are:
1-1/4 Inch Striped Grosgrain Ribbon # 119768  $9.95
Land Of The Free  #123100 $8.95

A manly card!  I love the clean simplicity of the new Bakers Twine. I reminds me when we used to visit my Minnesota family on Battle Lake. We would jet ski or cruise out on Larry's beautiful sail boat.  Products used are:
Bakers Twine 123125 $2.95
The Open Sea - Clear-Mount Stamp #123032 $18.95

If you would like a hard copy of the new Summer Mini, please let me know! I would love to send one to you.  You can always click on the catalog picture on the right side of the blog to see the items right now. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer Mini Open House - May 1st

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Prepping for tomorrow's class

Hi everyone ~ Happy Hump Day! 

I love Wednesday's because that means the work week is almost over.  I love my job as a teacher, but boy do I look forward to the weekends too! I just thought I would send you all a shout out as I'm about to head upstairs to cut out boxes, bags, and cones for tomorrow's Fabulous Favors class. Won't you join me! There are some empty seats I would love for you and your friends to fill!   It would be great to see you and share with you the creations I know you will just fall all over for.  You'll leave with some wonderful ideas for future baby showers, weddings, Easter basket gifts, teacher gifts, and "Just Because" gifts.  It's not too late to RSVP!  Sent me an email or give me a ringy-dingy 609.929.0321.  I hope to hear from you soon!  All are welcome!

Happy Stamping!


Monday, April 4, 2011

Fabulous Favors Class

Fabulous Favors class

          Wouldn't it be wonderful to know how to make gorgeous party favors in a flash!  In this class, you will get to make 5 different types of favors that you can taylor for any gift, wedding, baby shower, birthday or holiday!  I have many samples already done to show you the versitility of these adorable gifts.  We will be using the Big Shot to make a Fancy Favor Box, Pillow Box, the NEW Petal Cone, and Fabric, too.  You will want to bring your camera! 

Thursday, April 7th from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern )

Class cost: $20 (includes adhesive & all materials needed)Only 4 seats available so email or call me ASAP to secure your spot! 

Confirmed seats are Tammy M. & Joyce B.

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 6th  to or 609.929.0321

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do you know my story?

I thought today I would share with you my Stampin' Story.  For everything there is a reason, so I thought I would share with you my reason for becoming a demonstrator with Stampin' Up.

I absolutely enjoy being a Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator, and I am one of those rare people who love what they do and get to share what they love. Oh, and enjoy all the snazzy benefits that come along with it too (cheap or FREE paper crafting products, unlimited ideas, getting paid to play, etc.) Which is exactly why I signed up: The Discount Baby!

I married my high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2003 and 5 years later had our daughter, Emma, in 2008. So needless to say, I was very behind in my scrapbooking, by 5 years. I had a lot of catching up to do and didn't know where to start. So I found a random Stampin' Up consultant online and contacted her. I went to one of her events and booked a workshop because I wanted to get some free stuff (I love FREE stuff, but who doesn't right?)
I was in direct sales before for a popular kitchen gadget company that's not just for "chefs"..... (did you get it? hee hee) and was totally NOT interested in doing it again any time soon. But I fell in love with the products, loved the discounts, and I couldn't get over how little she brought with her to do her workshop! I was sold!!!!!!!

My original intention was to just be a "hobbiest" and purchase all my scrapping stuff from SU and sell to my friends and family, but I'm a teacher and thought this would be great income during the summer. So here I am, totally awestruck by how awesome this company is, and also how much I have been blessed (not just monetarily, but more so by the people I've met).

So this is my story. I hope it gave you a little insight into my world. Do you have a Stampin' Story you would like to share?  I would love to know why you love Stampin' Up! (prodcuts, people, ideas, etc.) and how it has blessed your life! Leave your comment below!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Build a Flower Class

WhereMy House
Date:Mar 31, 2011
Time:6:30 PM to 9:00 PM   ** NEW Date & Time

Details:Who doesn't like to receive flowers? Now it's easier than ever to make gorgeous 3D flowers for your cards and projects.  In this class, you will make 5 projects using the "Build a Flower" stamp set and coordinating punch.  You are guaranteed to get a WOW factor every time you send a card with this set.

Class options and inclusions:
Class* only cost $20 - all materials needed
Clear bundle $56.25 - Class*, punch, clear stamp set, pearls, snail + 1 SAB item
Wood bundle $64.50 - Class *, punch, wood stamp set, pearls, snail + 1 SAB item

(* included all materials and BONUS Ideas sheet)

There is room for only 4 more! Contact me to "Save your Seat"
You must be paid for before attending class. This way you are sure to have the your items to use.  Stamp Sets will be put together for you before the class.

Monday, January 31, 2011

SaleABrate Cyber Monday!

Wow! What a day I had yesterday.  Thank you to all of you who came out and showed your support. I really felt the love and it was my best open house ever!  At one point in the afternoon I had a full table with overflow! Even the non-stampers left inspired and happy (well, that's because I am making their cards FOR them!)  Even still everyone had a great time.  

I thought I would post pics of some of the samples I had on display for those who wanted to come but couldn't make it out today.  I had a few My Digital Studio cards out ranging from Christmas to Baby Announcements, (Hint Hint to all of my friends having babies or getting married!) a photo album, and an 8.5x11 print that I printed at home for a Father's Day gift for Matt from Emma. I love that I can print professional looking pages at home in my slippers!  I also had a HUGE display board filled with card swaps from Convention 2010 & Leadership 2011. I'm sure glad these ladies brought their cameras because they we having a good time taking pictures of all the gorgeous swaps.  I love to see scrapbookers turn card makers right in front of my eyes!

Everyone loved the Make & Takes, which of course makes me very happy because I still think of myself as a "novice" stamper. Today was quite the confidence builder :0)  Anyways, here are some pictures from today. To see the pictures larger, just click on the images and it will open up in a new window. 

1 of the 5 projects for my upcoming Valentine's Class; can you tell it's letterpressed?

1 of the 5 projects for my upcoming Valentine's Class; We'll be watercoloring too!
A beautiful card done by Lynn Fones
One of the Make&Takes

MDS Birthday card

MDS baby girl announcement

This is just a small sampling, but I hope you enjoyed them. I was really glad that many attendees were able to take advantage of SaleABRation freebies.  

If you missed coming and are sad you missed the Make & Takes, I have a special for my Blog Shoppers..... Spend $50 on products (before tax & shipping) and you will, of course, get 1 SAB item for FREE
PLUS I will give you the two Make & Take cards for FREE as a thank you! Just email or call me today with your order by 6 pm and I will add you to my Open House order.  I appreciate your support! You all mean so much to me.  

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

You're invited!

Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Open House!

Date: Jan 30, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern

Aren't the Make-N-Takes Cute!! 

Come on over anytime from 1-8 pm and bring a camera and a few friends!  You'll be glad you brought both!!  I will be showcasing many products and samples from the new Occasions Mini AND the Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  I received so many neat items from Leadership that I am dying to show off.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Sale-A-Bration, this is THE best time for customers and hostesses to earn free stamp sets and other fabulous products!  This year Sale-A-Bration isn't just about free stamps. It includes ribbons, buttons, patterned paper and My Digital Studio downloads.  So exciting!!

Here are some things to look forward to:
Click on the picture to see the goodies better!
* I will be showcasing loads of samples from Leadership Conference that I just attended.
* FREE Make & Takes using the new products
* Samples of upcoming classes with Sign Up Sheets!
* NEW Club sign ups
* Door Prizes
* Yummy Treats
*My Digital Studio playtime!

Please RSVP if you can 609.929.0321 or

Time & Location: 1-8 pm @ My house
27 Mickels Mill Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
(Behind the Marlboro Farm Market off Route 49)

                     ***Save 50% off Special**
I forgot to add this before: Choose any 1 item for 50% off with each $100 purchase (before tax & shipping) There is no limit!!! Orders are eligible for Sale-a-bration freebies, but not eligible for Hostess benefits.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Won't you be my Valentine?

Be My Valentine! class  

Where:       My House
Thursday, February 3, 2011 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Only 6 spots left!
Monday, February 7, 2011 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM   Only 4 spots left!

Fill your Valentine’s Day cards and love notes at any time of the year with an abundance of affection with these tender, full of heart images.  In this class, we will be making 5 projects that can be used for Valentine's day or just to show someone you care.

We have a new set in the 2011 Occasions Mini that is so adorable and completely customizable for everyone on your list.  It has a tree full of heart leaves, stings of hearts, and even two kissing flamingos!!! How cute is that!

Here are your class options:
Class* cost:  $20       (* includes all materials, adhesives, and BONUS Ideas sheet!)
Please email or call me to reserve your seat at our choclated table today! 

Class Policy-
You must pay before attending each class.  Payment will not be refunded.  If for any reason you cannot attend the class, the payment can be used toward any future classes or purchases.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Leadership Day 1

Ok so I am one of the fortunate ones to not only be able to register for the Stampin' Up Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, but by the grace of God, MAKE IT here! We were so fortunate to miss the brunt of the latest snow storm and make it out of the Philly airport on time and with no trouble whatsoever.  Some of you know I am not in the least bit a morning person, but I was up at 5:45 AM, and on time to my uplines house, and we were to the airport at 8 AM.  Our flight arrived and left ontime (extremely odd for Philly, but I'm not complaining) I did, however, get the TSA XRAY vision screening & "invade your personal space" pat down. It was no big deal and then the woman patted my arms and my wrists! WEIRD!

We are staying at the most beautiful resort ever! The Gaylord Opryland Resort WOWZERS this place is amazing. It has a sprawling 9 acres indoor Atrium garden with numerous waterfalls, and a riverboat that winds around the atrium floor. I ginormous Christmas tree, and festive Christmas decorations still up.  I thought I would wander around tonight in my free time since Kristin and Claire both went to Manager's Reception (I didn't qualify, this year..... Next year I will!) Yeah, I got lost many times. I have never in my life stayed anywhere so huge.

I found myself at this lovely Italian restaurant, by my lonesome, and a friendly fellow demo asked me what looked good. Well, we soon made friends and I was happy not to have to dine on fabulous Italian Carbobara Papardelle alone. Thanks for keeping me company Barb!

Next on the agenda was to navigate myself to my first class called, "Manager's Reception: Be There Next Year".  Let's hope the good notes I took pay off! Look out downline - there's going to be a whole lot of inspiration and motivation coming your way soon.

Anyhoo, I made a BEAUTIFUL swap card using the "Valentine Defined" stamp set which is a new set in the Occasions Mini. I really have fallen in love with this set! This is not the best picture. I had to use my phone since I don't have a camera. I know GASP!!!! What are you gonna do? You make do! I will take a better picture when I get home. Or maybe my nice upline will take one for me tomorrow to replace this one..... hummmmmmm

Here is a list of supplies I used:
Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White 8.5X11 cardstock
Cherry Cobbler (for the definition stamp) and Basic Grey classic ink (for the flowers)
Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon
Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

This is a card we will be making in my January workshops, so if you love this card as much as I do, I would love to show you how easy it was to make!

Ok, off to bed now. It's 11:10 PM here, but 12:10 AM on the East coast.