Sneaky Peeky

Wanna quick little peek at the new mini catalog n’ stuff? :)   Okie dokie, click away!

**REMEMBER**, these are not available to order from until January 5th, so this is just a teaser peek for a few days.  Hee hee!

Click Here to view my website page with all catalogs

OR click on any of the following images to see the catalog :)


Definitely Decorative Insert


Occasions Mini


Sale-a-Bration 2010

Hope you’re getting excited, because I AM!!  Email me or comment with any questions!

Laura :)

Get ready for an AWESOME January

There are some BIG things beginning in January!!

More information will be available online once these are released, but until then …

Clear Mount Stamps

I’ve already mentioned the new clear mount stamps that will be available starting in the Occasions Mini (beginning January 5th) – click here to read more about those. :)   clear mount

I love our wood blocks, but I am ecstatic to make this switch!  The storage, the ease, the price — it’s all fabulous. (And yes, wood block option is still available.)


Need I say more?!?  No … but I will!! :)


Created by Jennifer Brown

Sale-A-Bration is being extended this year to 3 months long(Jan 5-March 31) This promotion gives reason for everyone to celebrate:

Customers: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 purchase (before tax and shipping)  You will love the free items to choose from, and there are a ton more options this year!

Hostesses: Receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales, in addition to our regular hostess benefits.

Join My Team: Choose any retail stamp set (valued up to $47.95) from the current catalogs when signing up during the promotion. Plus, get 15 percent off your Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+)!  Wait, did someone say 15% off?!?

Starter Kit Regular Price Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)
Standard Starter Kit $199 $169
Digital+ Starter Kit $185 $157

I LOVE this deal.  This is the best time of year to join my team!  Even if you are just interested in your own product discount, you can’t beat this deal beginning in January.  Or do you want your own business?  I will hold your hand and walk you through it as much or as little as you want. :)

Ooh, there are more goodies coming, but I’ll let you absorb that for now. Tee hee.

Email me or leave a comment with any questions!


Give Away coming soon … ;)

Hey lookie, I’m featured on the sidebar of Give Away Today!


You know what that means?  I have a give away coming up soon … :)

Baby Shower card, version B

This is the other version (the non-digital) of the baby shower card that I made this weekend.


I liked the simplicity of this one.  You can’t see it very well, but the blue is textured with a polka dot plate.  Babies and polka dots just go together, don’t they? :)




Stamps: Everything Baby (retired)

Ink: bashful blue, chocolate chip

Paper: bashful blue, kraft, whisper white

Supplies: bashful blue taffeta ribbon, Big Shot machine, scallop square die, polka dot texture plate, dimensionals

Quick Baby Shower Invitation

I’m off to bed, but really quickly, here is a baby shower invitation that I quickly made in My Digital Studio.  Easy peasy!


Of course I entered actual info into the real invite.  I just deleted it for blog purposes. :)

I made an invite with paper n’ glue, also, and I’ll post a picture of those before I mail them out.  Stay tuned.


Laura :)

Happy blogiversary to me :)

Just a note, I realized that one year ago today was my 1st blog post here!  Maybe if I’d realized sooner I would have celebrated with blog candy … BUT I do have a big giveaway coming up soon on another blog.  More about that later.

Ta for now! :)


Family blog header

I really need to learn how to customize this blog.  WordPress is so foreign to me, since I’m used to using Blogger for my family blog.

So since this blog isn’t ready and dressed up for the holidays :) , I thought I’d show you the blog header for my family blog.


I of course made it with My Digital Studio, and it was really pretty quick.  It’s nothing very fancy, but it works for me. :)

Ta ta!


p.s. My hubby is a photographer, but of course he couldn’t take our family pictures, so we had one of our talented photographer friends take some for us.  I know you don’t really get much of a sample from that little picture, but check out his work at Casey Hyer Photography.

Gift card tins – etching??

I did an experiment last week and I was so excited with the result!  This looks so cool in real life, and the pictures just aren’t the same, but let’s try. :)

stampprincess_gift card 1

I made these gift card holders using the silver skinny tins that are currently on the clearance rack online for $.99 each!  (They are only there while supplies last.)

These are really simple and easy to make.  And here is my favorite part — do you see the snowflakes?  In real life they looked etched into the tin.

stampprincess_gift card 2

Really, all they are is clear embossing powder, but on the silver tin it looks so cool!  Everybody that saw these in person had to touch them to try to figure them out. :)

stampprincess_gift card 3

There is one tool that I really wish I had while making these — our embossing buddy.  This little thing is amazing, and totally essential when stamping on these tins.  Ahh, so much static!  I’ll be buying an embossing buddy asap.

Oh, and the inside?  I left these really simple and may embellish before I give this as a gift.   For now I just added 2 pockets, one for a gift card and one for a little note.  stampprincess_gift card inside

Can you picture it with a snowflake (from our snowflake punch) with some glitter and maybe a rhinestone brad?  Hm, yes, that might be perfect. :)

I keep referring to this tin as plural because I actually made 3 different kinds.  The other 2 were more generic for birthday, baby shower, wedding, etc.  I wish I had taken a picture of them, but they were sold at a boutique this weekend.  I used the tin embossing technique with a background stamp (Tres Chic) and also with some swirls from Priceless.  Wouldn’t it be beautiful with Baroque Motifs??  Ooooh, or the Medallion stamp?  Mmmmm.

If you try this, share your results with me!  I’d love to see it.  But BE CAREFUL, as heated metal will get toasty!

Laura :)

Other supplies used: silver elastic cord, Holiday Lounge dsp, Delightful Decorations stamp set, Ornament punch, taken with teal, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock, taken with teal craft stamp pad, silver eyelet, versamark, heat tool, eyelet border punch, snail.

Exciting things are coming!

I have been dying to share all the news of exciting things coming up at Stampin’ Up, so hang on to your hats. :)

How long have we been waiting for this?  Available starting in the Occasions Mini catalog (beginning January 5th), clear-mount rubber stamps!!

clear mount

Clear-Mount Rubber Stamp Feature:

  • Nine different sizes of clear blocks available individually or as a discounted bundle.
  • Blocks have ergonomic grooves on all four sides for easy grip and traditional wood-mount feel.
  • Stamps and blocks are durable and easy to clean with your Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Mist.
  • Optional image labels on stamp backs let you decide if you want to see the image through the block or not.
  • Tight die-cutting for easy image positioning.
  • Large clear blocks can be used to create collages or spell words with alphabet sets.
  • Stamps store easily in standard, DVD-type cases with artwork on front and spine, making organization easy.

If you are a wood-block rubber stamp lover, don’t worry!  They will still continue to be available, and you may choose wood or clear.  Yay for new options! :)

Stay tuned for more exciting things coming up, including the 12 Days of Holiday Sales (beginning December 11th), fabulous products in the current Holiday Mini catalog (available for a limited time – until Jan. 4th), and then the beginning of the Occasions Mini catalog, Sale-a-Bration (!!!), an addition to the Definitely Decorative brochure, and more.  Wow, it’s a fun time!

December Card Club

I will add the details later, but I did want to quickly get these photos posted. In the meantime you can leave a comment with any questions. :)

For our December club I added a couple extra things to make, but I tried to make them quick and simple.  It sort of worked. ;)   So 1 card, 1 gift card holder/card, and 3 tags.

stencil ornaments

gift card holder

inside gift card holder

inside w/ gift card (place holder)

gift tag #1

gift tag #1 inside

gift tag #2

gift tag #3

gift tag #3 inside

K, be back later! :)