Friday, December 28, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz

I hope you all have had a blessed week.  Mine has been nice and I am looking forward to sunshine (as I hear rain pouring outside).  Once again the weather reminds me how blest I am; whether rain or drought, oppressive heat or freezing cold, with Christ in our home, we truly have all we need.

Now to the post's subject line...

While mentioning more to buy is contrary to appreciating that we have all we need, this is a great time to pickup items that were way down your wish list.  In fact, grab them before a sell out happens!
Here is the link...

Have a blessed new year!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I appreciate all of you, my friends and crafting customers.
I pray you all have a blessed Christmas break with your families.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Wow - ornaments, SIMPLIFIED!

I've been working on these today. Imagine how surprised I was to just see this (so busy crafting, I'm just checking the website).  You will be so pleased with how these turn out.  Contact me to order or for a demonstration!


December 3, 2012
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you and your customers--just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. Fancy a little sparkle and shine? Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
Contact your customers today and encourage them to take advantage of this amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Packaging Bundles

Looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and 
friends? At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply 
add a treat or gift and assemble. Lighten your holiday load without emptying your wallet!

Petite Treats Bundle
 • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
 • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
 • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
 $13.50 132770   (a $16.85 value)

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
 • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
 • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
 • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
 $13.50 132769   (a $16.85 value)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Wednesday, 11/28 specials

Crafting friends...

Online extravaganza continues through this Wednesday, November 28th.  The following items are Wednesday only specials...

Item #     Description                                   Retail      24-hour Sale
118941  Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)  $66.95  $53.56
120279  Clear Block Storage Caddy           $16.95  $13.56
109127  Stack & Store Caddy                     $34.95  $27.96

Please let me know by noon Wednesday if you would like to join a group order.


Friday, November 23, 2012

Crafts for you!


Running short on time but need some gifts for the upcoming holidays?  The picture below is a sample of ornaments, cards, and gift packaging.  Contact me to purchase or request a custom project.


P.S.  The online Extravaganza continues.  Order online or contact me to place the order.  Remember, largest customer order receives the hostess benefits.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Thanks is for Giving"

I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Stamper Frenchie Martin posted these punch pumpkins as a card, so I was inspired to make place cards.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 19, 2012

TODAY - online Extravaganza

You can order on-line using my name as your demonstrator or contact me to order.  I can place a group order (think book party) and will offer largest customer order hostess benefits.  Remember, hostess benefits are not limited to hostess only items.  You can use hostess $ for catalog items.

Check out these great deals...

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Be sure to check out the 50% section, I was excited to see a few there.

Friday, November 16, 2012

online Extravaganza

You can order on-line using my name as your demonstrator or contact me to order.  I can place a group order (think book party) and will offer largest customer order hostess benefits.  Remember, hostess benefits are not limited to hostess only items.  You can use hostess $ for catalog items.

Check out these great deals...

Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

Be sure to visit the online store Monday, November 19 to check out all the discounted products.  Be sure to check out the 50% section, I was excited to see a few there.

Stampin' Up! Promotions...

Blog note... I'm in the process of updating my blog graphics, I apologize for any confusion in the view.

Stampin' Up! has several promotions to consider.  These make great gifts - Christmas, birthdays, any occasions.  Be sure to read the FAQ info about becoming a new demonstrator - you can join as a hobby for $99, that alone would make a neat Christmas gift!  Bundled with other promotions get you even more.

  • Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine - machine only or bundled with 2 Stampin' Up! Exclusive Embossing Folders
  • ink-redible! Hostess and New Demonstrator Promotion - earn a color collection of stamp pads through a $450 workshop or join as a new demonstrator
  • Online Extravaganza (details in a separate post - that much good stuff)

Limited quantities available, 1500 of 4000 already sold.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim


Hostesses who hold a minimum $450 party before December 16 will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads--they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals--a $49.95 value!  Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits--INK-redible!

Another way to earn the INK-redible! promotion is to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator before December 16.

Remember, you can join Stampin' Up! as a hobby demonstrator.  Here is a list of questions you may have...

·        What am I getting for my $99.00?
o   $125 in merchandise of your choice from any of the active catalogs.
o   Until 12/16/12 you will also get a family of ink pads ($49.95 value) choose: Regals, Subtles or Brights.
o   No shipping charges, you only pay tax.
·        Stay Active or Not?
o   $300 is all it takes to stay active on a calendar quarter
§  If you sign up today, this quarter does not count.  Your first quarter does not end until 3/31/2013.
·        Do I have to host workshops?
o   No you do not have to host workshops
·        Do I have to sell to other people?
o   No you do not have to sell to other people, you can be your own best customer
·        What is my discount?
o   Always starts at 20% and can be as high as 40%
o   If you place an order during your first 45 days after signing up you will get an additional 10% discount on order of $150.00 or more
·        New products
o   Be the first to try new products in the new catalogs.
o   You can pre-order from the new catalogs and occasion catalog one month in advance
·        Hostess Benefits
o   If your order qualifies for hostess benefits, you will receive them in addition to your 20% discount
·        Business or Hobby?
o   That decision is entirely up to you.
o   A great way to make additional income doing what you love.
·        What if I do not meet the quarterly minimum?
o   You will be dropped as a demonstrator and you become my customer again.
o   The merchandise is yours to keep!

Thanks to France Martin at for the great FAQ compilation.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Project ideas

Need some project ideas and instructions?  Click the link to see the first Customer edition of Stampin' Success.

I'll have some more thanksgiving and Christmas project photographed and posted soon!

Blessings,  Dawn

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

New - Card Kit

Need a gift idea?  Want one that's handmade yet quick and easy with a touch of sparkle.  Like the idea though you may be short on supplies.  Consider this idea from a Stampin' Up! October 1 Facebook post.  

Fancy Friends

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 132319)! If six isn't enough, add Note Cards to your order (item 107311)-we've already included extra rhinestones in the Fancy Friends kit.

Set details...
* Delicate Doilies Stamp Set (wood-mount; only one image)
* Sweet Essentials Stamp (wood-mount; only “friends” image)
* Daffodil Delight Card stock flower pieces
* Old Olive Card stock flower pieces
* Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Spot
* Old Olive Stampin’ Spot
* 6 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
* Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Additional Supplies Needed (not included in kit):
* Glue Dots

Click link below to view on-line...

For seasoned Stampin' Up! crafters, this kit is part of the new "Submit a Project Kit".  Here's how you can submit a kit and how it could be chosen...

The Not-So-Fine Print
  • This program is available to both customers and demonstrators.
  • While your projects should not include retired products, they may include products not created by Stampin' Up!, such as jars or frames.
  • Projects must fit into one of the following categories:
    • Holiday
    • Photo a Day
    • Thank you
    • Birthday
    • Party favor
  • Projects can be cards, scrapbook pages, home décor, holiday décor, birthday decorations, etc. If you can make it with Stampin' Up! product, you can submit it!
  • Submit your projects by e-mail. Send an image (less than 2 MB), supply list, and instructions for creating the project to In the subject line, include the name of your project.
  • Please keep in mind that all submissions become the property of Stampin' Up! once received. We reserve the right to change project elements, the name, or any feature to make the kit easy to reproduce.
  • What's in it for you? Glad you asked! Those who submit the winning kit will:
    • See it - your photo, name and project will be posted online.
    • Flaunt it - you'll receive "blog badge" for your personal blog or website.
    • Spend it - you wouldn't be a winner without a $100 Stampin' Up! shopping spree.
  • That's not all! Those whose submissions are in the top 20 will also receive product used in the winning kit or a $25 shopping spree of their own.
Watch for more information with details about how to vote!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Christmas Decorated Bag #2

I mentioned there would be more projects using the tree shape idea on page 7 of the Stampin' Up! 2012 Holiday Catalog.

Supplies used:
Stamp set... Mixed Medley, Tags til Christmas, Delightful Decorations
Ink... Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Card stock... Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper... Be of Good Cheer
Tools... Merry Minis Punch Pack, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, 3/4", 1" & 1-3/4" Circle, 1" Square
Accessories... Designer Vintage Faceted Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

15% of Stamp Sets - Monday, Oct. 29th!!!!

Big things are happening on Monday, October 29 that you will not want to miss!


Here are the details: (Updated 2:35 PM (MT) 10/25/2012)
  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15 percent off.
This means all stamps in the current catalogs including
    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps  (See flyer buttons on my blog -
This DOES NOT include
    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
Please contact me before 8pm on Monday.  Need more incentive - I'm offering FREE Shipping!


What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits!
What: Three FREE downloads. 50% off ALL digital kits. Mega blogging on all week!
When: October 29-November 5, 2012.

Monday, October 29 is going to be an exciting day to be a Stampin' Up! crafter! 

Scraps, reuse, easy project...

How much do you recycle or reuse items in your craft room?  I do hold on to paper scraps and often wonder "Do I need to keep these scraps?" or "Am I ever going to use these?"  The picture below is a work in progress using scraps of  Whisper White card stock.

Having flipped through the 2012 Holiday Catalog many times, I wanted to create several projects from the sample on page 7.  Below is the first almost completed project.  To make, I looked through my stash of gift bags and found a few that I could "reuse".  This bag has a glossy finish so I stamped the images on Whisper White card stock scraps and punched them out using the coordinating punch pack.  To be sure the images didn't come loose, I coated them with Crystal Effects.  (The bottom row is finished.  The others did fine as well, though I do recommend using a paint brush to smooth it out.)  

Stamp Sets: Merry Minis, Pennant Parade
Card Stock: Whisper White
Classic Ink Pads: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, So Saffron, Early Espresso
Stampin' Write Markers: So Saffron, Primrose Petals
Tools: Merry Minis Punch Pack
Accessories: Crystal Effects

I will use this concept several more times in other formats.  Be watching for more pictures.  Please call me for any idea coaching or supplies you need!

Thanks to Michèle Bastien's "Carte Noël" card on Stampin' Connection for the idea to use the Merry Minis Stamp Set.

Friday, October 19, 2012

New items in Clearance Rack

Many items have been added to the on-line Clearance Rack.  Check it out and snatch up your favorites before they are gone.  Be sure to look for my name when you order to get your best price.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

*NEW* Single Stamps

Stampin' Up! is trying something new... till January 2, 2013, individual stamps will be available from three popular sets.  You will not see this advertised on the website.  Please contact me to order!

Word Play (p. 135, 2012-13 Annual Catalog)

Perfectly Penned (p. 132, 2012-13 Annual Catalog)

Seasonal Sayings (p. 34, 2012 Holiday Catalog)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Christmas Projects

It's a great time to start preparing for the holiday, making your own decorations and/or handmade gifts for those on your list.

Here are a few Christmas projects...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fall projects

Hi, all!  Handmade decor and gifts are not just for Christmas.  Here are a few projects you can put in use right away...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Halloween Treats

Want to have some cute treat packages for Halloween or Harvest parties.  Here is one idea made with a stamp set, card stock, DSP and a package of Cellophane Bags (1" x 8", qty. 50).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Memorable Moments

An option for those wanting to customize for the number you need - Birthday, Anniversary, etc.  These cards are an example of what will be made at the August 29th Snack & Stamp.  See my blog events page for dates & details...

Materials... Cardstock, Ink, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Framelits - Labels Collection, Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers, Memorable Moments Clear Stamp Set, Modern Label punch.

Friday, August 3, 2012

TN Sales Tax Weekend

The following items are tax-exempt during the Tennessee sales tax holiday.  Please contact me by Sunday afternoon to order: 

NumberDescription Price
1004252-Way Glue Pen $4.50
104332Snail® Adhesive $6.95
104331Snail Refill $4.50
104294Sticky Strip $6.95
104430Stampin' Dimensionals® $3.95
103683Mini Glue Dots $4.95
103579Paper Snips $9.95
103179Craft & Rubber Scissors $19.95
108360Craft & Paper Scissors $29.95
101879Watercolor Pencils $19.95
105021uni-ball Signo® Gel Pen $3.95
102845Blender Pens $9.95
variousStampin' Write® Markers $3.50
119700Subtles (10) $28.95
119701Regals (10) $28.95
119702Brights (10) $28.95
119703Neutrals (8) $22.95
119802Subtles (10) $16.95
119803Regals (10) $16.95
119804Brights (10) $16.95
119805Neutrals (10) $16.95
110755Multipurpose Liquid Glue $3.95
104045Anywhere Glue Sticks $3.95
1230022011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers $14.95
128978Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker $3.50
128979Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker $3.50

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Coffee- just for you

Have a coffee lover friend?  Send them a treat "just for you"...

(CASE from Stacey Cogswell, July 2012 Stampin' Success.)

This is a quick and easy card whether you have a Big Shot and Simply Scored or just your own scoring device and paper.  The ones above are made using the Bigz XL Bitty Box & Envelope Die.  I die cut two envelopes, cut off the edges of the bottom one and placed adhesive on the edge of the top one to make a pocket.  Any instant coffee tube packet will now fit in easily.

If you have a Big Shot, you can recreate this card using the Bigz XL Petite Pocket die from the 2012-13 Annual Catalog.  Check back soon and I'll have another post showing how to make this work for a tea bags as well.  I'm just waiting till my Morning Cup Stamp Set arrives - it has images for coffee and tea lovers!

Happy Crafting!  ~Dawn

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cards with a gift box

Card Sets

If teachers are like the rest of us, being able to grab a card to write a quick note is a time saver.  I decided to make cards for my boys teachers this year.  Probably, my favorite part of it all was making a card holder box using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586) used with Simply Scored (122334).

Throughout these pictures, you'll see how cards can be simple or you can "step it up" (phrase used in Stampin' Success) to make the card extra special.  A product list of the stamp sets, tools and papers available in the 2012-13 Annual Catalog follow at the end.

Get your creative thoughts flowing and use this idea to make your own card sets for all your gift needs.  Through color & paper designs, the cards can be tailored to male or female, holiday or most any occasion.

Happy crafting!  ~Dawn

Boxes (CASE Mickey Roberts)

Card Assortment picture

Individual pictures

Good Luck  (CASE of Dawn Olchefske via Kristin Lieb)

So Happy For You  (CASE Jenny Peterson)

Hello - Thinking of You


Birthday Wishes  (CASE Diane Vander Galien)
Congratulations (CASE Mary Haugen)

Language of Friendship (CASE Stampin' Success)

Happy Birthday  (CASE Kim Plank)

My Friend


Product and Supply List

Card Stock - various
Stamp Sets - Language of Friendship, Perfect Punches
Papers - Summer Smooches DSP, In Color 2011-13 DSP Stack
Punches - Curly Label, XL Oval, Circles (1/2", 1", 1-1/4", 2-1/2"), Scallop Oval, Decorative Label, Modern Label, Fancy Flower, 1-1/4" Square, Scallop Trim Border Punch
Sizzix Dies - Fun Flowers Bigz L
Framelits - Labels Collection
Edgelits - Adorning Accents
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots, Elegant Lines
Embellishments - various coordinating Buttons, Rhinestones, Brads, Ribbon, Dazzling Details

P.S. If this list seems overwhelming, remember one of the best ways to craft is with a group of friends.  I am always willing to host a girls night or present a workshop for you and friends using many of my tools.  It has taken me a long time gradually add to my collection.  The tools (punches and Big Shot & Dies) are the biggest reason I became a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Tools make projects come together so much quicker than cutting with scissors!