Monday, September 1, 2014

Stamp Factory Card Class for September

The next Stamp Factory class is only one week away!  Are you signed up yet?  In the class, you'll create 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs) for FREE with your minimum order!  If you're new to stamping or just need lots of cards in a hurry, then the Stamp Factory class is for you!  (This class is taught in my home in West Fort Worth.)

Stamp Factory
Monday, September 8th

Card #1 - Thanks

Card #2 - Christmas Wishes

So, are you ready to get stamping?  Be sure to RSVP for the class time of your choice.

Happy Stamping!


Friday, August 29, 2014

September Stamp Classes - Fall and Halloween Projects

For September's monthly stamp class, it's a trio of projects!  If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you'll want to join us for a fun night of stamping and crafting!  There are two different times and locations to choose from.  Simply click on the time that works for you to RSVP.

Project #1 - Fall Card
All the projects this month feature products from the new Holiday Catalog!
Our first club card will feature the For All Things stamp set along with the coordinating Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape.

Project #2 - Boo to You
Our second card was created using the new adorable Fall Fest Framelits Dies (for the ghosts) along with the coordinating Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper.  The "Boo to You" sentiment is from a stamp set you can get for FREE when you host a party now through October 31st.   Get all the details here.

Project #3 - Treat Box
Our third project is an adorable little treat box made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies.  I also used the Merry Everything Stamp Set for the sentiment and punched it out using the coordinating Note Tag PunchDid you know that when you purchase the set and the punch together in a bundle, you'll receive 15% off?  Be sure to use the bundled item number to receive the savings!

I hope you'll join me in September as we play with new products from a new catalog!  Always a fun time stamping together!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Holiday Catalog is Here!

Did you know that the Holiday Catalog is now online and you can begin ordering the new products?  I'm SO excited!  With so many new products for all the fall seasons, you'll be amazed at all the creative ideas!

Would you like your own copy of the Holiday Catalog?  Simply shoot me an email with your name and mailing address, and I'll be happy to put one in the mail for you!  There's just something about having your own copy so you can write in it, put little sticky notes all over it, and dog ear the pages!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Holiday Catalog is Coming - Sneak Peek of Seasonally Scattered

The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is almost here and the new Seasonally Scattered stamp set will finally be available - September 1st to be exact!  The set includes three images and each one is great for the upcoming holidays - Christmas, Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. 

I used Versamark and gold embossing powder for the Merry image.  The Christmas stamp is from another set from the Holiday Catalog called Watercolor Winter Too.  I embossed it using the Cherry Cobbler embossing powder.

Here's my Valentine's version:
If you look closely at the "dots" around the word 'love', some of them are hearts!  Too cute!

It's so easy and simple because the stamped image does all the design work for you! 

Here's a great Thanks version for the fall. It's hard to see in the picture but the mat card stock and the flower in the middle is Blackberry Bliss.  It's such a deep purple and it's one of my favorites!  (This was a "cased" card - copy and share everything - from Craft-somnia Momma.)

Well, what do you think of Seasonally Scattered?  Is it on your wish list now?  Mark your calendars for September 1st - that's when the Holiday Catalog launches!

Shop for these and all your stamping supplies 24/7 through my Online Store.  Did you know that when you purchase with me you also receive Frequent Stamper Cards?  Read about my Frequent Stamper Cards here and you'll be on your way to earning a FREE stamp set!

If you would like your own copy of the upcoming Holiday Catalog, simply shoot me an email and I will put one in the mail to you!  (

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 25, 2014

What's Your Type - Halloween Bag Topper

I'm so excited about this fun and very versatile stamp set - What's Your Type.  When you first take a look at the picture of the set, you may wonder what in the world to do with it.  That's what I thought the first time I saw it.  Then I started playing with it and look what I came up with! 

So excited with how the treat bag turned out!  Can you tell which images I used to make the word "Boo"?  I guess the "o's" are pretty easy to figure out but you can actually make the entire alphabet with this set!  The What's Your Type stamp set is in the current Annual Catalog on page 160 and on page 161 is a picture of the entire alphabet that you can create with this set.  I can't wait to play with it more and make more fun geometric shaped letters and words!

The white and Tangerine Tango Trim is also a new product that's coming out in the Holiday Catalog. Look closely at that kitty cat.  It's from another fun Halloween set (sneak peek alert) from the upcoming Holiday Catalog called Freaky Friends.

If you're looking for versatility and creativeness in a stamp set, this is it! 

Shop for these and all your stamping supplies 24/7 through my Online StoreDid you know that when you purchase with me you also receive a Frequent Stamper Card?  Read about my Frequent Stamper Program here and you'll be on your way to earning a FREE stamp set!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Starter Kit Just Got Even Better

The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is a great deal and now it just got even better!  Purchase your Starter Kit now through August 28th, you'll receive $150 worth of products for only $99!  And, the Starter Kit always ships for FREE!  If you have a long wish list or you just want a great deal on amazing products, then this deal is for you!

When you purchase your Starter Kit through me, you'll also be a part of an amazing group of stampers called the Cowtown Crafters.  What a fun group of creative stampers!  With so many benefits and discounts, it's a great time to purchase your Starter Kit.  Email me with any questions!  (

Balloon Birthday Card is Big News

Talk about a quick and fun birthday card!  This balloon technique is simple and can be made in any color you desire!  I made this card during our group's annual Get-Away Girls Weekend - one of the many perks of being a part of my Cowtown Crafters group.  (The get-away may have to turn into a bi-annual event, though.  We just had too much fun together!)

For the birthday card, I cut my Real Red card stock to 11" X 4 1/4", scored in the middle and folded it in half.  I then used Pacific Point for the mat cut to 3 5/8" X 4 7/8".  I stamped the "It's Your Birthday" image from the Big News Stamp set in Real Red on Whisper White card stock (cut to 3 1/2" X 4 3/4").

For the balloon, I used the Circle Framelits and the Big Shot die cutting machine to cut out a circle and then I adhered just a portion of the balloon on the card stock.  I cut off the extra.  The punched the white dots from Whisper White paper using a hole punch.  The Baker's Twine is tied to an upside-down heart.  Fun!  Fun!  

Did you know that there's a Big Shot Promotion going on this month You'll want to read all about it so you get in on the savings!

Shop for these and all your stamping supplies 24/7 through my Online StoreDid you know that when you purchase with me you also receive a Frequent Stamper Card?  Read about my Frequent Stamper Program here and you'll be on your way to earning a FREE stamp set!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Get- Away Girls Retreat Weekend

I don't know about you but there's just something about getting away for the weekend with friends!  This past weekend I hosted a stamping retreat for my downline in Weatherford and we had a blast!  We laughed, we cried, we stamped - what could be better?

I'm calling these ladies my Get-Away Girls!  Sometimes we all just need to get away for awhile to decompress.  I'm already looking forward to our next retreat!  (Plans are in the works for a spring get-away!)

Can you tell by the laughs and smiles that we were enjoying ourselves?

Olaf was with us, too!

Always nice when there's plenty of room to spread out and get crafty!

Below are just a few of Marilyn's card creations she made during the weekend!  Love ALL of them!

 Connie was a Christmas card making machine! 

What a fun time with friends!  When was the last time you got away for a weekend with your friends?  It might be time for you to plan a weekend get-away and enjoy the benefits of gathering together!

If you'd like an amazing group to be a part of, then purchasing your Starter Kit and joining the Cowtown Crafters is for you!  Check out all the benefits of purchasing the Starter Kit and joining the fun!  Contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August Paper Pumpkin Kit

Have you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit subscription and it's filled with all the goodies you need for a 30 minute creative escape!  The 50% off deal for new subscribers is still going strong and it's a great time to give it a try!  With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try, too!   Use the code:  HALFOFF2 during checkout to receive the discount.

Just check out these adorable cards and envelopes that were in the August kit:

I love the bright colors in this kit.  The envelopes are just adorable, too!  The 50% off promotion is good through September 10th - so get signed up today and enjoy receiving a new kit every month!

Wanna see a sneak peek of September's kit?  You'll receive adorable Halloween treat bags! 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Endless Wishes Photopolymer Set - It's Coming Back!

The Endless Wishes stamp set was so popular when it was first released and it actually sold out.  Well, guess what stamp set Stampin' Up! is bringing back in the upcoming Holiday Catalog?  That's right!!  It's back once again and on September 1st, you'll have the opportunity to purchase it. 

Did you know that if you purchase the Starter Kit, you can choose items from the upcoming Holiday catalog?  That's right!  The Holiday Catalog doesn't go live until September 1st, but you can get those products early!  It's one of the many benefits of purchasing the Starter Kit!

Christmas Wishes to You
Stamps:  Endless Wishes
Ink:  Soft Sky Classic Ink , Real Red Classic Ink
Paper:  Whisper White card stock, Soft Sky card stock
Accessories:  Basic Jewels Rhinestones

A Very Merry Christmas
Stamps:  Endless Wishes
Ink:  Smoky Slate Classic Ink, Real Red Classic Ink

View the PDF flyer of the Endless Wishes stamp set here - keep in mind that the flyer has "Sold Out" written on it but no worries!  It will be available again in September!  Is Endless Wishes on your wish list?  It should be!