Cyber Monday – reminder :)

Just a reminder, the huge Stampin’ Up sale ends today.  If you haven’t yet, take a peek at the awesome deals.

Click here, and click “shop now” in the top right.  (Click “online extravaganza” once in the store. :) )

Happy Cyber Monday, and have fun shoppin’! :)

Time for a HUGE SALE!

Stampin’ Up does this awesome online sale once a year — sort of like a Black Friday blowout.  There are goodies up to 50% off!


This is only going through November 30th, so take a peek today!

Visit my website and click “shop now” in the top right corner.





Item Description Regular Price Discounted Price
120280 Framed with Love Bundle

  • Framed with Love stamp set
  • Full Heart punch
$43.90 $21.95
120281 Thank You Kindly Bundle

  • Thank You Kindly stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90 $14.95
120976 Thank You Kindly Bundle (French)

  • Tous mes remerciements stamp set
  • Scallop Edge punch
$29.90 $14.95
120282 Animal Crackers Bundle

  • Animal Crackers stamp set
  • Star Designer brads
$25.90 $12.95
120283 Corduroy Button Bundle

  • Kraft Corduroy buttons
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
  • Summer Sun Corduroy buttons
  • Basic Gray Corduroy buttons
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$49.75 $24.88
120284 Game Night Bundle

  • Card Games stamp set
  • Game Night stamp set
$40.90 $20.45
120285 Four Square Bundle

  • Four Square stamp set
  • Scallop Square punch
$30.90 $15.45
120286 Heart to Heart Bundle

  • Love You Much stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85 $24.93
120310 Heart to Heart Bundle (Spanish)

  • Te Quiero Mucho stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85 $24.93
120311 Heart to Heart Bundle (French)

  • J’t'aime beaucoup stamp set
  • Heart to Heart punch
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
$49.85 $24.93
120287 Chipboard Letter Bundle

  • On Board Timeless Type
  • On Board Loads of Letters
$25.90 $12.95
120288 Double-Stitched Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • Rose Red 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
$17.90 $10.74
120289 Ultimate Stampers’ Starter Bundle*

  • Best Wishes & More stamp set
  • Eight Great Greetings stamp set
  • On a Pedestal stamp set
  • Earth Elements Stampin’ Spots
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Old Olive 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Flower Designer brads
$127.70 $76.62
120290 Build-A-Brad Bundle

  • Calendar Alphabet stamp set
  • Pewter Build-A-Brad
  • Antique Brass Build-A-Brad
$40.85 $24.51
120291 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle

  • Enjoy Every Moment stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85 $26.31
120312 Enjoy Every Moment Bundle (French)

  • Profiter de chaque instant stamp set
  • Circle Designer brads
  • Flower Designer brads
$43.85 $26.31
120292 Cheep Talk Bundle

  • Cheep Talk stamp set
  • Note cards
  • Pumpkin Pie Corduroy buttons
$42.85 $25.71
120293 Sock Monkey Bundle

  • Sock Monkey stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85 $35.31
120313 Sock Monkey Bundle (French)

  • Sing-chaussette stamp set
  • Sock Monkey Accessories stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip Corduroy buttons
$58.85 $35.31
120294 Alphabet Bundle

  • Jayne’s Type Alphabet stamp set
  • Lovely Letters stamp set
$87.90 $52.74
120295 Simply Said Bundle

  • Simply Said stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85 $31.71
120314 Simply Said Bundle (French)

  • Amitié stamp set
  • Old Olive 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Full Heart punch
$52.85 $31.71
120296 On Board Bundle

  • On Board So Tweet
  • On Board Batch of Blooms
  • On Board Essentials
$42.85 $25.71
120927 Christmas Décor Bundle #1

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Kraft, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85 $44.91
120298 Christmas Décor Bundle #2

  • Holly Beary Wreath Décor Elements (Chocolate, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85 $44.91
120299 Christmas Décor Bundle #3

  • Holly Berry Wreath Décor Elements (Old Olive, Real Red)
  • Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements
$74.85 $44.91
120300 For All You Do Bundle

  • For All You Do stamp set
  • 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90 $25.83
120315 For All You Do Bundle (French)

  • Merci pour tout stamp set
  • 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90 $25.83
120316 For All You Do Bundle (Spanish)

  • Por todo lo que haces stamp set
  • 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$36.90 $25.83
120301 Striped Ribbon Bundle

  • Bashful Blue 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Old Olive 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Pretty in Pink 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • So Saffron 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
  • Real Red 1/2″ striped grosgrain ribbon
$47.73 $33.41
120302 Bling Bundle

  • Sticky Pages
  • Sticky Cuts Sweet
  • Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter
  • Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter
$43.80 $30.66
120303 Fresh-Cut Bundle

  • Fresh Cuts stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85 $26.50
120317 Fresh-Cut Bundle (French)

  • Fraicheur exuise stamp set
  • Fresh-Cut Notes
  • 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$37.85 $26.50
120304 Pendant Note Bundle

  • Pendant Park stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85 $27.90
120318 Pendant Note Bundle (French)

  • Adorable parc stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85 $27.90
120319 Pendant Note Bundle (Spanish)

  • Un dia en el parque stamp set
  • Pendant notes
  • 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads
$39.85 $27.90
120305 Sporting Bundle #1

  • Large Night of Navy Sporting Décor Elements
  • Night of Navy Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90 $47.54
120306 Sporting Bundle #2

  • Large Chocolate Sporting Décor Elements
  • Chocolate Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90 $47.54
120307 Sporting Bundle #3

  • Large Black Sporting Décor Elements
  • Black Just Sports Décor Elements
$67.90 $47.54
114864 Ginormous Flowers I Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114863 Ginormous Flowers II Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
112534 5/16″ Neutrals Jumbo brads $7.95 $5.57
112533 5/8″ Neutrals Jumbo brads $6.95 $4.87
112081 Scallop Square punch $15.95 $11.17
113693 Full Heart punch $15.95 $11.17
113694 Heart to Heart punch $15.95 $11.17
112091 Scallop Edge punch $15.95 $11.17
112571 Circle Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
112579 Flower Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
112572 Star Designer brads $5.95 $4.17
114785 Small Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114786 Medium Wonderful Flowers Décor Elements $69.95 $48.97
114791 Small Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $39.95 $27.97
114792 Medium Wonderful Leaves Décor Elements $64.95 $45.47

Happy shopping!

Laura :)

Christmas Jingle card class

10 cards for $12?  Including envelopes?  You’ve got to admit, a deal is a deal! :)


(click the image to view larger)

We are using the Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin’ kit. These kits are awesome.  Each person in the class will get 1/2 of a kit.  (If you’d like to make more, it’s just $12 for every 10 cards.)  These cards will come together very quickly and we’ll have a lot of fun with them. :)

To register, email me ASAP since space is very limited on this one.

Laura :)

Hair bows

This is a 70% non-Stampin’ Up post, but thought I’d still share. :)

We are getting family pictures taken tomorrow morning.  Scrambling last-minute as usual, today I went out and found outfits for all of us, but didn’t realize until tonight that (a) the baby didn’t have brown shoes that I thought she did, and (b) oops, I have girls!  What should I put in their hair?!?  As a mom of 2 little girls, you would be surprised at the lack of hair bows and ribbons and flowers in this house.  I know, I know, I plan to remedy this … but not tonight!

So what’s a girl to do?  Run out late at night to scramble and buy some frumpy cheap doo-dads?  Nah, we borrow. ;)   Thank goodness for an angel neighbor that lent me both shoes AND bows!  Bless her heart!

Wow, babbling.  The whole point of this post is to show you the bows I made for the baby. :)   Large bows would look just plain silly on her bitty head, so thanks to my friend for the inspiration, I rummaged in my ribbon stash and threw together these little bitties.img_0101

Don’t look too closely — I have NO idea what I’m doing!!


But hey, now the baby has bows to match. :)   (Unless they fall apart by morning, of course.)  I’ll post pictures later if she ends up wearing them. :)

Oh, and hey, there is some Stampin’ Up ribbon in there, too!  More than I realized now that I’m looking, actually.  The wide grosrain is chocolate chip, and the pretty in pink and whisper white thin grosgrain.   Whoo! :)



UPDATE: Just a little teaser shot of our family pics, but yay, she wore them!  They looked so cute in her blonde curls. :)


Aw, thanks Max!

Look at this darling card that Maxine gave me!


I love it.  She makes beautiful cards and projects — check out her blog here.

Thanks Max!

Gift Giving!

‘Tis the season, right?  If you need a guide for ideas for gifts, take a look at Stampin’ Up’s Gift Giving Guide!


Click the above image to view a beautiful PDF to print, or click here to view the online guide.  (They are both great resources and set up differently, so it’s worth taking a quick peek at both.)

PLUS, let’s not forget the best part — FREE STUFF! :)   For each $50 you spend on anything in the Gift Giving Guide, and you will get a free piece of Decor Elements! (vinyl, priced up to $16.95)  Click here to view our vinyl catalog.

And go ahead, add some of these goodies to your OWN wish list! :)

Laura :)

Hey look, I’m HUGE! :)

I keep forgetting to share this scrapbook page, and I was just reminded when I saw it on someone else’s blog.

Now I want to be clear, this isn’t a page that I made or designed … but I am in the photographs, and so are my daughters!! :)   (Well, both of them are there, but only one is visible.  The other one was still a little bun in my giant oven.)

ib0101200907_148alMy husband took some pictures of me when I was pregnant with our baby.  I have a lot of pictures from that day — I really need to make my own scrapbook page in My Digital Studio, huh?!? :)

Go ahead and click on the image or here to see the details of this scrapbook page, materials used, etc.

Laura :)

November Card Club

It’s a card club day!  Yay, so fun. :) This is what we’re making tonight.  It’s a little taste of the season and 2 holidays.


This one is very similar to a cute card we made at a Convention get-together.

You can see that the ornament is peeking through the ornament window, but this is what it looked like when closed.ornament-punch-closed

I used the ornament punch, but if  you want a bit more of a border around the ornament, this also works great with the Sizzix Movers & Shapers die.  I debated about which method to use here, since they’re both awesome. (Plus, the die does the cutting and scoring for you – bonus!)

Hee hee, how cute is little Mr. Turkey?  I completely copied these from cute Heather’s blog (here).


I’m just realizing, as I look at this picture, that my turkey’s head is pretty huge.  Maybe we’ll use a smaller circle punch at club tonight. :)

And the last one –


another Christmas card.  I tinkered with the crystal effects once it was done, and I’m thinking I should have left it be.  I love that stuff, but it made the red a bit orange on this card.  But still, a fun little card. :)

Gotta run, chase the kiddies, finish getting ready for club, and get the apples out of my hair.  (Yes, really — the baby threw apples in my hair while I was cleaning under her high chair.  Li’l stinker. :) )




StampsDelightful Decorations, Tree Trimmings, All Holidays

Inkchocolate chip, crushed curry, dusty durango, real red, versamark, old olive

Paperchocolate chip, dusty durango, crushed curry, more mustard, kraft, very vanilla, real red, retired dsp (oops!, but cute equivalent here or here), old olive

Suppliesstamping sponges, non-SU googlie eyes, non-SU candy, large star punch, modern label punch, sweet treat cups, glue dots, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Scallop Circle #2 die, circle cutter & glass mat, dotto adhesive, snail, paper snips, silver elastic cord, ornament punch, snowflakes #2 sizzlits die (also cute with snowflake punch), small clear rhinestone brad, 1/16″ punch, dazzling diamonds, stamp-a-ma-jig, powder pals, tombow adhesive, crystal effects, scallop edge punch, eyelet border punch, white embossing powder, heat tool

Christmas Wish List!

Have you started your Christmas wish list yet?  Can you believe it’s that time already? Do you get so caught up shopping for others during the holidays that you forget to make your own list?  (I do this, and it makes my husband crazy when he has no idea what to buy for me.)

Click here for a fun wish list for you to print off, fill out with your desired goodies, and then give a copy to the gift-buyers in your life!  Your husband, mom, best friend, sister … anybody likely to buy you a gift!

So take a few minutes, grab a yummy drink, climb in your Snuggie (hee hee) and get cozy with a Stampin’ Up catalog* — then decide what you would like for yourself this year!  And don’t forget about our Holiday Mini catalog and Definitely Decorative line, too! (vinyl and stencils.)


*Don’t have a catalog?  Contact me to borrow one (or buy for $5), or check it out online.  You can view any whole catalog as PDF here, or any of our products in the online store here. (click the “shop now” button in the top right.)

My Anniversary Giveaway … WINNERS!! :)

Yay, it’s time to announce the winners of my drawing!  This has been so much fun, and thank you to everyone that participated. :)

Enough of the babbly-babble, so WHO WON?!?!?!?!? I wish I could give a copy of My Digital Studio away to each of you (though you can buy it yourself at a very reasonable $79.95 from my online store or by contacting me), I will be giving the GRAND PRIZE, a free copy of My Digital Studio, to …………..


(are you drumrolling with me?)


BETH A. !!!!

(thanks to for doing the choosing for me!)

2nd Place, a pack of rub-ons of your choice, goes to Sharon C.!

3rd Place, a classic ink pad of your color choice, goes to Sherry C.!

Congrats to all of you.  I’ll be contacting you soon. :) Yippee, happy dance!