Friday, December 30, 2011

A Challenging Week

Between my cell phone crashing last Thursday and losing most of my info and getting a new IPad from my honey for Christmas and spending time at Best Buy with the computer geeks trying to figure how to turn it on and get started, I've lost most of this week that I had planned to get caught up. Love technology when it works, but it can be trying when it's not working.

As promised here is another swap I'm taking to San Antonio in January...


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Swaps for Leadership

Finally getting a chance to start making some swaps for Leadership in January.  Swaps are complete card fronts to exchange with other demonstrators to get tons of ideas.   I love swapping!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Hydrangia Cards

What a weekend ... out of town company, cell phone crashing (which is also my internet access) and Christmas ... whew!  I'm slowly getting back in business.  I made a card today (not the following), but it felt great to play again!!!

At last week's diva club, I demonstrated two hydrangia cards ...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

As promised, here are some more of "my favorite things".   Homemade cards...

Thank you to all who sent them to me ... you know who you are :-)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

'Tis the Season ...

... to be incredibly busy and share ... For my Christmas gift to you, I want to share some of my favorite things (again) ... homemade cards. In this case, Christmas cards from my friends and family ... and let me warn you ... these are beautiful ...



Monday, December 19, 2011

Button Buddies Snowman

Button Buddies is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets.  I had so much fun at retreat making variouos cards using this versitle set.   With or without adding buttons, it just works.   Here's a fun card for Christmas...

Friday, December 16, 2011

A New Twist to Stitched Stockings

At last months Diva club I showed several baby cards made using the Stitched Stockings stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.   Well here's yet another great idea.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz

Just announced from Stampin' Up! starting today through January 5th, 2012 ... Prices slashed up to 80%.  


Simply visit my on-line site, click "Shop Now" and "Clearance Rack" and enjoy great savings.  Punches, regularly $16.95, now $9.59.  Designer Series Paper, regularly $9.95 ... now $3.99.   Bigz Dies as low as $7.59.  Hurry ... while supplies last ..  Make your Holidays a little brighter ... Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

C is for Cat

Like it or not, we all need sympathy cards on hand.   Here's something you may also want to have on hand ...

Monday, December 12, 2011

Chipboard Ideas

A few months ago I challenged my Divas to play with some pieces of chipboard.  While I shared the winners, I did not post all the cards.   Please take a minute to view these great cards ...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Treat Cups

Treat cups are a hidden surprise with Stampin' Up!.  Last year I tried introducing them to my Divas on some cute cards.  They felt they would be too bulky to send.  This year I came up with a new idea for using them...

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Gift Tags



Finished with your Christmas cards but not finished stamping, here are some fun ideas to add to your gifts...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Favorite Things ...

As promised, here are some more of my favorite things ... more cards sent to me...   but before I take you to see the cards ... I must do one very important thing ....

    HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE ...
                                              RICKY "Z"
            You have made my life so complete ... I love you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

My Favorite Things ...

... Receiving thank you notes!   When I was back selling real estate in my initial years of the business  (many many moons ago), I attended as many training seminars I could find so that I would be successful in this tough industry.   In one of my first seminars, I learned this ...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Favorite Things ...


I love to receive cards ... I really love homemade cards ... duhhhhhhhh :-) ... in the next few postings I'd like to share some of the cards I've received lately ...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fun with Punches and the Big Shot


The Big Shot and punches are my very favorite tools.   Here's an example of a quick card made with several punches and big shot dies...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shaker Frames

When I first saw the shaker frames (pg 38 Holiday Mini), I wasn't too impressed.   Since I started playing with them, I've changed my mind ...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Stockings

If you've been following my blog, you know that I recently attended a weekend stamping retreat.  I mentioned "boards".  Boards are literally a board filled with ideas.  Here's a sample board...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Start a Challenge


About a month ago, our president of our Scrapbook/Cardmakimg club put out a challenge.  Here's a stamped image ... create a card.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Retreat Let Down ...

It's been a few days since I got back from stamping retreat and it's back to reality ranch and five diva club sessions.  Here are a few photos from retreat...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fun Christmas Card Ideas

Every year at retreat, we get tons and tons of ideas.  Here are three easy, different Christmas card ideas...

Monday, November 14, 2011

Shaker Frames and Ain't Love Grand

As promised, here are some more ideas to use our new Shaker Frames (pg 38 Holiday Mini).  While at Stamp Retreat, I decided to use up some retired DSP scraps.  So I just started playing ... which we have the whole weekend to do at Stamp Retreat!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Retreat Update #3

So sad ... today's the last day of retreat ... back to reality ranch later today.

For the trip home today, the girls arrived to their own 8' table to find on their seat ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Retreat Update #2

Wish you were here ...   The food is good and plenty of it ... and no cooking or cleanup ... just Stamp, Stamp, Stamp ...   play, play, play  

Friday, November 11, 2011

Retreat Update #1

First, before getting into some of the fun happening at retreat, I'd like to wish all who served to protect our freedom a very Happy Veterans Day.   Thank you! 

Today, the girls from my group came down (at their leisure) to this "seat treat" ...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hand Penned Makes a Card!

Hand Penned (pg 15 Holiday Mini) makes any plain card special.  Check this one out which was made at my last retreat...


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Come to Bethlehem

If you're running behind with making your Christmas cards, here's a simple one for you...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Much Fun & Shaker Frames

Have you tried our Shaker Frames yet?  (pg 38 of Holiday Mini).  These are double sided adhesive foam circles designed to make shaker cards.  They are fun.  Here's an idea to double their use for not-so round images...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recycle ... Recycle

Don't throw away those Coke cans.   I recently taught a class where it was all about recycling.  If you missed the class, read on ...

Friday, November 4, 2011

Chipboard Winners

We have winners for our Chipboard contest.  (See my previous blog for more information if you missed on this contest)...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chipboard Contest

Over a month ago I gave all my Divas a sheet of chipboard and asked them to go out on the internet, find things to do with these pieces and make a card with one or more pieces.  You would not believe the results!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pennant Parade Baby Card

Another diversion from the holiday cards.   I think I'm a little burned out with Christmas cards because I've cut out over 400 cards in preparation for my $1 Christmas Card event today and Thursday.  The RSVP's are very good and I've added more tables.  Should be a fun two days ...

Okay, onto the baby card...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sweet Floral

Okay, we're all busy preparing our Thanksgiving and Christmas Cards (or at least I am as a demonstrator), thought I'd take a break and show you a simple but very elegant card that has nothing to do with the upcoming holidays...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Attention to Detail

I went to the mailbox and was surprised with a Halloween card addressed to me.   Now, for those of you who know me, Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays.   Just not into all the decorations, costumes, etc.  That may be changing ... wait until you see this card!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Out on a Limb for Halloween

It's Halloween weekend and time for another bewitching idea ...


Halloween night in PA

It's been a while ... the weather's been beautiful and I'm finding it difficult to get caught up with all my work.  My blogging has suffered.   Good (or bad) news ... our temperatures are dropping 30 degrees tomorrow so I should be able to get caught up!  

Anyways, it was Halloween night tonight in PA ... cold and raining ... but in honor of Halloween, check out this cute candy holder ...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Chipboard Idea

Here's a card I made from using a piece of chipboard cut with my Movers & Shaper's Holiday Windows Shaper (pg 221) ...


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gently Falling

Another card from one of my newest favorite sets from the Holiday Mini (pg 16) ...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chipboard Contest

I'm having a Chipboard Contest with prizes to be awarded (gift certificates for Stampin' Up! products) ...


Thursday, October 20, 2011

$1 Christmas Cardmaking Days

Yes, by popular demand, the $1 Cardmaking day is returning ... November 2nd (noon to 5 p.m.) and November 3rd (1 p.m. to 9 p.m.) ...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Treat Box

I'm back ... been an extremely busy week.  Here's a cute, quick treat box you can make using your top-note Bigz Die (pg 222) and your big shot ...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Snowman Tissue Box

For those of you lucky enough to be attending Kim's retreat near Asheville, NC in Mid November, you can sign up to make one of these cute little tissue box covers...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Polished Stone Technique

Here's a fun little card we made recently at a techniques class.  It's called Polished Stone ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photos from retreat #4

Before I publish some more photos from retreat, I have one important message to get out there ...


Friday, October 7, 2011

Photos from Retreat #1

As promised, here are some photos from retreat in St. Simons ...

Ommited Embossing Technique

As promised, here are instructions on how I made yesterday's card swap using the ommited embossing technique.  Divas ... you will be making a card using this technique next week and I will show you everything first hand.  Blog followers ... try this ... it's fun!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Off to Stamp Camp

Spent the day yesterday packing my car up with half of my stamping supplies to head south to St. Simons Island in GA for a 4-day stamping retreat.  As I'm packing for retreats (9 boxes in all) I ask myself over and over, "Why am I packing up all this stuff to go stamp all weekend when I can just stay here and stamp all weekend?"  Well, then I get there, I totally relax (no beds or meals to make, hundreds and hundreds of ideas, many creative, talented stampers, etc.) and in minutes I realize why I went to the trouble.  I love stamping retreats.  If you ever get the chance, take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and give yourself a treat.

Take a look at the swap I made to participate in the swap this weekend ...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wanna be a Big Shot ...

or get a Big Shot for free????????  Yes, FREE.   Say you already have a Big Shot ... well, would you like $100 in free product with no shipping costs?   

World Cardmaking Day TODAY

Come join the fun ... 10 a.m. til 5 p.m. --- my house ...


Friday, September 30, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ever Wonder How Stampin' Up Made a ...

particular card?   Here's the sceniaro ... you are browsing through a Stampin' Up! catalog, you love a card, but you just can't figure out what they used ...


Monday, September 26, 2011

5 Days til World Cardmaking Day

Only 5 days til October 1st, World Cardmaking Day.  Hope you can make it; but if not, here's a sneak preview ...


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Make A Monster

Okay, let's have some fun!   What other stamp set but Make a Monster (pg 87).  The possibilities

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sparkling Gently Falling

The colors of Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Riding Hood Red ... who knew they would be so beautiful together

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crystal Effects - Card #2

A Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card was the second card I made the other night as I burned the midnight oil ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Crystal Effects - Card #1

As I mentioned yesterday, I made three cards last night -- one for Halloween, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas -- using punches just for the fun of it. Then just as I was about to call it a night, I got out the Crystal Effects (pg 206). Anyone who knows me knows this is one of my very favorite things. And applying it just before you go to bed is a great idea ... it takes a little time to dry thoroughly, especially when you apply a heavy coat.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Diva Session

It's really feeling like fall here in SC.  Ricky left yesterday a.m. for a weekend "rum rum" (motorcycle) trip to the Atlanta Road Race, and I had the day to recouperate from 4 Diva days and a record number of Divas...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Welcome Carson Hunter !!!!

It's official, Carson Hunter was born on Monday, Sept 13 in Harrisburg, PA.  He is my newest GREAT nephew born to my very sweet niece, Susie and Crawford Hunter.  He wasn't due until mid October, but fortunately his gift was ready early ...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A New Twist on the Ice Cream Cone


When you see this great punched ice cream cone, you will ask yourself ... why didn't I think of this?!?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Berry Best Friends


I don't have this stamp set, but I should.  It will be going on my wish list.  With three young grandkids, I think I need it!   How cute is this card ???  And in honor of one of my Berry Best Friends, Kathy B, who's birthday is today!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Santa's Beard Comes Alive

I recently participated in a Santa card swap.  Our fearless leader, Cindy, gave all participants of Sun City's Cardmaking/Scrapbook Club a rather large stamped image of Santa Clause and we were all asked to make a card for the swap.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Emboss, Emboss, Emboss

At a recent card swap, I received this beauty.  I'd love to give credit to the maker, but no name was attached.  If you like our Embossing Folders, you will love this one ...

Friday, September 9, 2011

I Love Receiving Homemade Cards...

I recently received this homemade card from my sister, Mary Jane.  She lives in Pennsylvania; and recently took up cardmaking with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in PA.  So once again I can't take credit for this beauty

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Football Season Officially Starts Today...

... and that means us stampers will have more free time to Stamp, Stamp, Stamp ... Wahooo!!!

SAVE THE DATE:   October 1, 2011 --- World Cardmaking Day ... come join the fun...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Back to work ... Labor Day is Over

Something about this card that caught my eye at convention.   I can't take credit for it,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day ...

... a day to relax ... or better yet, get out your stampin supplies and have some fun!   Here's another inspirational photo to get you going ...


Friday, September 2, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Holiday Mini Catalog is Here!

Today's the first day you can order from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Wahoooooh!  Every time a new catalog comes out I get excited.  This catalog was even more exciting because

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easy Events Baby Cards

Just cleaning up last night from the well-attended 6x6 DSP class.  Thought I'd share with you blog followers one of my favorite cards and how I used up the demo ducks ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Get Ready for Holiday Mini...

Wait til you see the new Holiday Mini Catalog ... just a few days and you will be able to order from it!  The Fall collection, Spice Cake DSP and Gently Falling Stamp Set will get you ready for fall.  Here's a

Monday, August 29, 2011

DSP

Not too late to order 3 sets of our Designer Series Paper (DSP) on Pages 184, 185 and top half of 186, and get one FREE.  Here are a few other ideas to use this beautiful paper ...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Embossed Vellum

Hard to believe Hurricane Irene is causing so much damage going up the East Coast.  It was beautiful here today in SC!  I saw a news show today where a couple got married a day early on Friday, instead of Saturday, along the coast because they were going to be evacuated Friday night.  Can't remember the coastal town, but it reminded me of this beautiful card I made recently at a Stampin' Up! demonstrator share night at Donna's house. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

6x6" DSP Class - One more idea!

The two-day 6x6 DSP class has just wrapped up ... 30 total participants ... what a fun time!  Hope you gals had as much fun as I did learning new ways to use your 100 pieces of all our Designer Series Papers!!!  And, learning to use your Stampin' Write  Markers (pg 202)  with the Blender Pens and Aqua Writers (pg 203). 

Still time to sign up for our 6x6 Christmas Album class on September 13th ... but I need to hear from you before August 31st so I can order all the supplies for you.

During a recent card swap, I received this fun card from LaMuir ...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One More Lace Ribbon Border Punch Idea

Okay, the dust has settled from Saturday night, I got caught up on some rest on Sunday, did my cooking fingers class on Monday, now it's back to more creating.  Before I get onto something new, I just have to show you a few more fun things to do with my new favorite punch ... Lace Ribbon Border Punch.

Present at the Saturday night event were three of my uplines in Stampin' Up! who made the top 100 in demonstrators in Stampin' Up!.  What a thrill to be in the presence of these creative, inspiring minds.  They are constantly motivating and coaching us to succeed and recognizing us for our achievements.  Thought it was time to acknowledge them.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Strength & Hope

Give me strength .... if you've been wondering where I've been ... you wouldn't believe it if I told you!  Stampin' Up! is having their Regional Event (a mini convention) here in Charlotte yesterday and today.  What started out as hosting four of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators from the Savannah, GA area to spend the night at my home while attending the event,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hershey Miniatures in a New Way

While at convention, they demonstrated some fun uses of punches ... and Hershey Miniatures.   Had to come home and play!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Christmas Album Class

I'm putting together a class for our Scrapbook & Cardmaking Club here at Sun City.  I tried (twice) sending an email out to the club members with a lot of information about this class being offered September 13th at the Lakehouse; but as of this posting, not sure it went out. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Home Decorating with Stampin' Up!

While I was in Salt Lake City at the Stampin' Up! convention, I was lucky enough to take a tour of Stampin' Up!'s headquarters in Riverton, UT.   W-O-W!!!   What an impressive facility!!!

In the building was a section set aside for crafting/decorating ideas.  I will feature some of these ideas from time to time.  Here are just a few that really stood out to me. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Unique Lace Ribbon Border Card

 Here's the unique card I promised.  This was my first attempt.  Now that I've done one, I'd do my next one a little different, but I wanted to get this to you so you, too, can play with your Lace Ribbon Border Punch (pg 211). 
 Here are two other views.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Woven Lace Ribbon Border Punch

If you visited yesterday's blog, I mentioned weaving the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in the Lace Ribbon Border Punched piece.  Well here are some finished projects:


Thanks to the new issue of Stampin Success, an exclusive monthly magazine sent  to all Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  This magazine is filled with ideas ... just another benefit of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Call if you'd like to learn how you, too, can be a part of my Divine Divas team.

The DSP paper is from our Hostess selection (pg 11) which is only available to Stampin' Up! hostesses.  It's so easy to match colors when using our DSP.  Stampin' Up! gives you all the colors.   Here I used Melon Mambo, Concord Crush and Whisper White Cardstock.  I used the Old Olive 1/8" taffeta Ribbon and our Basic Pearls (pg 198).   The Happy Birthday Circle sentiment was stamped with Melon Mambo using our Happiest Birthday Wishes, also available to Hostesses (pg. 10). 

The two punches used were the Lace Ribbon Border and Fancy Flower (pgs. 210 & 211).  I punched 3 flowers from Concord Crush cardstock and just layered them.  The circle sentiment was attached with Dimensionals.  If you'd ever like to have a party and earn these two Hostess sets FREE, just let me know!

Here is another fun idea to use your Ribbon and Lace Ribbon Border Punch:
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This cute little party favor uses a 6x6" piece of DSP and will be featured in my 6x6" DSP class August 24th and 25th.   Love the woven ribbon and bow on this basket!   The decorative brads used here are from our Designer Brad collection -- Filigree (pg. 198). 

Come back tomorrow for a cute Card idea using the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.   It's unique!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share

As promised yesterday, here's my next Ribbon Share:  1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (pg. 195-center of page).  There are ten different colors (Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Marina Mist and Very Vanilla).  This thin ribbon works so well with the new Lace Ribbon Border (pg. 211) where I've woven this through the holes of the punched piece. 



Cost:   1 yard of each of the 10 colors = $7
           2 yards of each of the 10 colors = $13
           Shipping and handling for out-of-town buyers = +$3

If you are interested in participating in this ribbon share, email me separately at bzstampin@live.com.  Remember, I'm not getting all of the emails from this blog.   I will reply to your email to confirm your order.  If you don't hear from me, please email me again.  Thanks.

I don't have a PayPal account yet so out of town buyers will have to send me a check.  Deadline for orders is AUGUST 15th.   Don't forget to let me know if you want the one-yard or two-yard option.  Thanks ...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ornate Blossom with Converted Wheel







I love this card!  I hope you do, too.  I wanted to use some of the new in-colors.   Since I'm not too familiar with them yet, I pulled out my handy-dandy Color Coach (pg. 174) and my newly purchased In-Color Cards (#124886).  See below:


On the back of each colored card, are combinations of colors.  I just fell in love with the Dynamic Duo of Island Indigo and Pool Party (two new in-colors).   So what could I put with these two colors ... look at the bottom ... There's Rich Razzleberry.  I tried it and it works well!  Notice at the bottom of the card, there is my newly converted Fabulous Foilate Wheel stamp (pg 235) stamped with Island Indigo ink on the Pool Party Cardstock. 
Okay, so you came back to see what I mean when I say, "We can save every card-making boo-boo, usually!"  Well my stampin buddy from PA who got me started making cards and I use this saying a lot.  We've learned how to "adjust" boo-boos and not waste the card.   Here's an example on this card:

The background pool party cardstock was the front of the card.  When I went to use my newly-converted wheel stamp to stamp the front bottom border, it slipped and went crooked.  I simply re-folded it so this "front" is now the "inside".  Then I cut a piece of whisper white cardstock to fit exactly inside and stamped that piece.    No one will ever know ...
Now you are probably wondering how I got that beautiful two-toned Ornate Blossom (pg. 107) image ... This is called the Rock N Roll Technique.  To get this effect I simply inked the Ornate Blossom stamp with Pool Party Ink.  Then I rolled the edges in Rich Razzleberry and stamped the image on Whisper White Cardstock.  

The ribbon is the new 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (pg. 194) that was part of my recent Ribbon Share.  A ribbon share is where I buy all of the colors of a particular style ribbon, cut them in one-or-two yard pieces and bundle them up.   This gives you, the client, a chance to get all of the colors to have on hand (vs. buying one roll of each), I get the sales, and I usually save one cut for me to play with so I don't have to buy every roll either.  It's a win-win for all.   I charge my out of town buyers $3 extra for postage.  Ribbon Shares are a hit with my Divas.  Stop back tomorrow for this month's Ribbon Share offering.

The pretty Designer Printed Brad comes in all the new In-Colors, too (pg. 199).  How do you like the brad instead of a knot with the ribbon?   Works for me! 

Remember, stop back tomorrow for my next Ribbon Share offering ...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Converting Rubber Stamps

As promised, I want to share with you a new product from Stampin' Up! and converting wheel stamps to regular, long clear-mount stamps.    Clear-Mount Cling Foam (pg. 205).  See a partially used piece of it below:

What I did here was find the seam in the wheel.  I took a utility knife and cut along the seam.  Then it was very easy to remove the rubber stamp from the wheel.  Once removed, I attached it to one piece of the Clear-Mount Cling Foam.  Next I simply cut around the entire stamp, removed the backing and ... wahlaaaah ... I have a clear mount stamp.  You will need Clear Block "I" or "F" to use with this longer stamp. 

If you are a big scrapbooker, this may not be to your benefit.  Wheels are designed to be able to stamp long, long areas (i.e., 12x12" scrapbook pages), especially if you use the inked cartridges (pg. 204).  We also sell a Wheel Guide to help make the stamping straight.  Expert scrapbookers do wonders with these tools.

For me, a non scrapbooker, I wanted a simpler way of using my wheels.  Wheels are a great buy for what you get.  From $4.50 to $8.50 per wheel (see all wheels on pgs. 235 & 236), you can get many stamps from one wheel.  And when they are not on the wheel, it is very easy to place them exactly where you want them and only "ink with markers" those parts of the stamp that you want.  Another benefit of converting these wheels is that they take up less storage space.  You can save many converted wheel stamps in one empty Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (pg. 205).

The real purpose of Clear-Mount Cling Foam is to convert your wood mount stamps into Clear Mount Stamps.  To do this, simply put a few of your wood mount stamps into a microwave oven for a few minutes.  Take one out at a time and simply pull off the rubber stamp.   I found this works very well for about 90% of my wood mounted stamps.  There were a few I just could not get off.  I left those as wood-mount stamps.  By doing this, I was able to save a lot of my favorite wood stamps in a very small space.   I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!  -- Clear-Mount Cling Foam - pg. 205 - #124236 - 2- 8 1/2 x 11" pieces for $10.95.

While you're on this page, check out the Clear-Mount Perfectly Placed Guides, too.  These guides attach easily to your Clear-Mount Blocks.   You can attach your clear mount stamps (from rubber stamp side), lining up the image/words along a line.  Then when you ink and stamp, just make sure the line is straight and your image is perfect every time!

Stop back tomorrow to see the finished card and why I say, "We can save every card-making boo-boo, usually!"

Saturday, August 6, 2011

We're getting a New Great Nephew!

Just received an invitation to my special neice, Susie's, baby shower.   Carson will be arriving in October.  So, I just had to go play and make a card for the gift.   Need your help ... Which do you like better?   A or B?

Card A

Card B

Card A was the first I made.   I liked it.  Then I thought I'd play a little more and put some pizzazz in it.  I used the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (pg 221) and ran the Marina Mist Grosgrain ribbon through it to get the rick rack trim.  I adhered it with Tomboy adhesive.  Then I used the Two-Way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter (after I colored in the Star with a Marina Mist Marker) to give it glitter.

Anyone who comments and votes for Card A or Card B will be entered into a drawing.  Some lucky winner will win a stamp set (I have a few options for you to pick from).

Thank you for taking time to visit and voting.  Come back soon.  I have a cool thing to show you about converting Wheel stamps to regular stamps as I've done above with the Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel (pg. 235).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

What a Birthday Week!!!

Wow...what a fabulous last few days!!!  If you've been wondering where I've been, well let me tell you.   My Ricky Z worked so hard to throw a surprise 60th birthday party for me on Saturday AND ... he got our three girls and three grandkids down from PA for an extended weekend.   It's all a blurr now, but I can tell you that it was one of the best birthday gifts EVER ... Thank you so much, Rick!!!

Okay, back to business.   Just had to show a few more of my special home-made cards.   AND ... how about this for an awesome Wine Bottle attachment:


Thank you Carol ...  And for a good laugh ... the wine bottle was to reiterate a lesson my Southern Divas are teaching me about being a true Southern Lady ...


You all will get this inside message ... thank you again, Carol.  What a Hoot!

In parting, just a few of my favorite moments this weekend.  My apologies to my girls for posting this photo.  They were ready to leave for the 8+ hour car ride back to PA and I insisted on a group photo.  They were not "ready" for a photo, but in my opinion, they are always beautiful!!!!   Thanks again girls for taking time to join me for this special event in my life!!!   I love you!!!


Left to Right:  Val & Ryka, Angie & Elijah, Tina & Kyle

And for my last two very special moments this past weekend ...



Grammie, Elijah, Ryka and Kyle!

Thanks to all who attended, who gave me special homemade cards and gifts and ... Thank you, thank you, thank you ... Rick!!!



Me and My Ricky Z!  Could he be talking?????:-)    xoxoxo


Monday, August 1, 2011

Fabulous Florets & Embossing Again!




Another card made with one of my favorite stamp sets, Fabulous Florets ( pg. 107)  Here, instead of using Clear Embossing Powder, I used two of our newest colored Embossing Powders (pg. 201). Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.

A closer look shows what happens when you forget to use the Embossing Buddy.  See the specks of Wild Wasabi emboss powder under the raised flower?   

To get this raised flower, I simply stamped and embossed the flower two times on scrap black cardstock.  Cut one whole flower out, then cut a smaller section out.  I used Dimensionals to pop up each piece.
  Basic Rhinestones (pg. 198) add pizzazz to this card! 

Happy August 1st!  I'll be busy today pre-ordering from the new Holiday Mini Catalog today.  We received a package of the Holiday Mini Catalogs at Convention and I want it all!!!  Wait until you see what will be available for sale starting September 1.  One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is that we get to see and buy early ...  Wahooooo!

Where's the summer going?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Fabulous Florets Card Swap

I was invited to participate in a card swap with another demonstrator from Savannah.   I made the following card and thought I would share my technique for this card.  I received a similar idea from a card swap from convention and just loved it!
I folded a half sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half for the card base.  I then made a stencil from a scrap 1/4 sheet of cardstock by folding it in half (long side) and using a 1 1/4" square punch to punch out a section, forming a frame (see below).  I put the stencil over the card front and stamped the stem and petals using  Versa Mark Ink and clear embossing powder.  After heat setting the embossing powder, I sponged Wisteria Wonder Ink around the inside edges of the stencil forming a border.  I then "scrunched" Concord Crush Ink over the center of the embossed area.  The darker, the better.   Dark ink next to a light embossed image really makes it POP!

Hand-made Stencil.

Inside I just inked the stamp with Wisterial Wonder, stamped it off once on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it on the inside.

Products Used: 

Fabulous Florets stamp set- pg. 107
1 1/4" square punch - pg. 212
Versa Mark Ink - pg. 203
Clear Emboss Powder - pg. 201
Embossing Buddy (a must before embossing) - pg. 201
Wisteria Wonder & Concord Crush Classic Stamp Pads - pg. 176
Sponges - pg. 203
Heat Tool - pg. 201

Friday, July 29, 2011

Great Diva Week

Just wrapped up our monthly Diva Club.  Thanks to all for your orders ... always appreciated very much!

Since we have six divas on vacation this month, I thought I'd share the cards we made so they don't have to wait until they get home to see their goodies.   Your finished cards will be with your orders when they arrive next week.

Fun use of Postage Stamp Punch (pg 212)  and 2 1/2" Circle Punch (pg 212).   On this card we used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (pg 218).  However, the Divas had the option to use the NEW Houndstooth (pg 218) Embossing Folder and it looked even better!  This "Best Dad Ever" Stamp Set (pg 49) is a great set to have on hand to make those MAN cards.  In addition to "best dad ever", the set also contains a stamp for "happy birthday", "thinking of you" and "happy father's day". 

This was a 5x5" finished card.  The white top layer (4 3/4" x 4 3/4") was punched out on all four sides with the Decorative Label punch (#120907).  Again, the 2 1/2" circle punch was used for the center circle and popped out with Dimensionals.
I demonstrated the brayer/dauber technique where we rolled the "My Friend" (pg 139) stamp (corner floral stamp) with Bashful Blue Ink and then daubed Night of Navy Ink on a few of the flowers.  The rose red butterfly was cut out with the Big Shot and the Beatiful Wings Embosslits Die (pg. 216).  "my friend" was stamped in Night of Navy using the Stamp A Ma Jig.  I used a regular sponge to sponge all sides of both white pieces.  The inside was also stamped in a similar fashion.

Simple, simple card showing off our NEW Lace Ribbon Builder Punch (pg 211) and our NEW Stripes Embossing Folder (pg 218).   Another technique shown was using various punches to punch out a simple image.  This "Joy at Christmas" scallop circle image is from the Perfect Punches stamp set (pg 140).  We stamped it three times with Old Olive ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then we punched one out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, then the second one with the 1 1/4" circle punch (pg 212) and the third image with the 1" circle punch (pg 212).  The layers were attached and popped up with Dimensionals. 

Another simple but cute card using our New Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (pg 211).  The base card was cut 6x6" and folded in half (get four cuts from a 12x12" sheet of cardstock).  The top Whisper White layer measures 5 3/4 x 2 3/4".  We punched out three Blossoms from this top layer and three blossoms from Calypso Coral cardstock.  This awesome Triple Layer punch gives us three different punched pieces!  We're only using two of them here.  We then stamped the petals and stems with Old Olive ink, and the butterfly with Not Quite Navy Ink (we had to cut out the butterfly, no punch yet for that :-).  These stamped images were from the Bold Blossom stamp set (pg 7 of the Summer Mini).  This set coordinates perfectly with the Triple Blossom punch.  Unfortunately, it did not make the new big catalog so if you want it, get it before August 31st when the Mini expires.  The "thanks" is from the Thank You Kindly set (pg 168) and was stamped in Black Ink.

Next month, August, is our last month of this Diva session.  We are starting a new 4-month session in September.  If you would like more information about being a special Diva, please email me separately at bzstampin@live.com.   I'll be happy to share the complete information with you.  I LOVE MY DIVAS!

Ten lucky Divas were picked (at random) today to receive a certificate for 50% one item in the next session.  More information will follow.  This means that they could get the Big Shot for a little over $50 (including tax and shipping).  Lots of fun happenings at Diva Club Meetings!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Patriotic Card

Finally had a chance to play today waiting for my Divas to arrive.   I wasn't going to buy this Ala' Carte stamp, Land of the Free, (pg. 18 of Summer Mini), but I've seen several cards made with it and knew I'd be upset with myself if I didn't get it.   $8.95 is a small price to pay for a stamp to make cards for the service people who are protecting our freedom.  I have one special Diva who always organizes card signing events at the Lakehouse to send cards to our service people on Memorial Day.   She makes most of the cards; but is always very grateful for donations.  These will be going to her cause.  Thank you Joanne, for all you do.


I was actually using up some Pacific Point scraps, a retired star brad and some old star stickers.  My technique here was to emboss the flag stamp using Versa Mark Ink and Clear embossing powder on Whisper White cardstock.   After I heat embossed it, I used Real Red and Pacific Point Ink Pads and sponges to sponge over the respective areas of the flag.  For the card on the left, I used some sticky tape and folded some White Grosgrain Ribbon.  On top of that, I just used a scrap of real red cardstock and those $1 store star stickers. 

For the card on the right, this was literally a scrap of pacific point (see the reverse scallop punched bottom).  After I added the grosgrain ribbon and jumbo silver brad, it needed something else.   I used a ruler and a white gell pen and added 3 lines above the scallop bottom.  Like?

This stamp, Land of the Free (#123100 - $8.95), in the current Summer Mini Catalog did not make the big catalog.   So, if you like it, please order it before August 31, 2011.  You can order online 24/7!

If you ever have any cards to donate to Joanne's cause, I would be happy to get them to her.  Thanks for stopping by!

Only 3 Days Left to Join

Join Today!

Only three days left to join Stampin' Up! for $99 and receive $185 worth of product and a Free Christmas Keepsake Kit.  Yes, at Midnight on July 31st, this offer is over.  Remember, you can join now, customize your kit (replace standard items if you have them for other things you need) and there are no strings attached.  You will remain an active demonstrator through December 31, 2011, even if you buy nothing else!
But, if you'd like, you can benefit from the first time order discount of 30% (within 45 days of signing up) and full access to our Stampin' Up! website with literally thousands of ideas and training videos, etc.   I've mentioned this before and can't stress it enough, over 50% of the demonstrators out there do it for these two reasons alone ... they never sell a thing! ... and have been active that way for years.   If you do want to make a business out of it, I'm here to help if you ask!   (along with my wonderful upline of demonstrators).  If you don't ask for help, I will never bug you to sell a thing!  

A friend told me the other day that they could never do what I do.   You don't have to do a thing except enjoy the benefits Stampin' Up! has to offer.   If you decide in December that you don't want to take advantage of the discount any longer, then you're done.  There are absolutely no strings attached!

You may want to check it out one more time.  Offer does end July 31, 2011!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sharing my Birthday Cards

Rick just commented on all my beautiful cards I received.  I am blessed!   I thank everyone viewing this blog who sent a card, emailed me, called me and/or posted on my Facebook Wall.  I'm overwhelmed!!!  It is all so special to me.  

But, because this is a card-making blog, I thought I just had to share some of the home-made cards I received.  One was put in my mailbox the night before my birthday and we had a major rain storm that night.  If it looks a little "distressed", it's because it arrived the next day "soaked".   Great technique, huh???


My beautiful Home Made Birthday Cards!
Awesome cards ... huh???  I've got some real talented friends, relatives and Divas.  Thank you again everyone!!

This is Diva Club week ... my favorite time of the month!   

Monday, July 25, 2011

What a Day!!!!

Just completed my first ever Christmas in July Event.   Lots of fun had by all, including ME!   25 new and "old" faces came today to make their Christmas cards and be ready this season!   My scheduling suffered a little and it was a little crowded at times.  Thanks to Bonnie and Carol for coming back later.   Congrats to the four "mini" winners and congrats to Dorinda for winning the $25 shopping spree.  These lucky class participants now have 20 Christmas cards and envelopes ready to mail in December.  Thank you again to all participants!  Merry "Christmas in July!"  AND ... thanks for sharing my 60th birthday with me!!!  AND, all my cool and beautiful cards.  A special thank you to Mutt and Mutt (:-)  for the beautiful flowers.  You are all very special to me~

Here are the completed cards we made today. 

Christmas Collage Background Stamp-pg 150
& Welcome Christmas-pg 36

Tags 'Til Christmas - pg. 32 &
Heard from the Heart - pg. 167 (one of my very favorites!)


Sorry, these stamp sets are retired but I just love this Santa and Reindeer.   Similar snow flakes can be found on page 36 -Serene Snowflakes.  Like the gold embossing powder on these cards.  My vacuum cleaner isn't going to like all this powder tomorrow a.m.  :-)





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Punch Pals (p. 39) for the 'Tis the Season and
the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (p. 219)



Keep on Stampin!!!



6x6 DSP Share

Okay, if you've been wondering where I've been all week ... well, I've been cleaning out my craft room and making room for convention goodies and everything I want out of the new catalog.   This means "sale time".  My sale rack is full.  Be ready to shop the next time you are here!

I've also been busy preparing for my first ever 6x6 DSP  Share (Designer Series Paper).  Please refer to pages 183-186 of the new catalog.  I've put together a share/class for $30.  With this $30 you will receive one 6x6" piece of every paper on those pages (NOT including the paper stacks).  This is 96 total pieces!  Local people will be able to come to a class on August 24th at 1p.m. or 6 p.m. (no additional charge) and make 6 cards using two of their 6x6 sheets and get written instructions on many ways to use their 6x6 pieces and other ideas I've accumulated.  Long distance customers can receive the 96 - 6x6" pieces of DSP, the written instructions, and color photos of the cards we will be making with no shipping costs.  In addition to being able to see and touch and feel all our designer series papers (most all are double sided), I'm offering a special to the first 8 people to sign up.   I will include some 6x6" pieces of  the new Hostess DSP (pg. 11) as well.  That will be about 100 pieces in all!!


Sorry, my photo is sideways and I'm not able to turn it (or at least I can't figure out how to turn it).  This gives you a small sampling of what's in store for you if you participate in this share.  If you are local and cannot make the class, just let me know that when ordering and I will throw in a package of our Dimensionals in lieu of the mailing or card making costs. 

IN ADDITION for those of you attending class, by popular demand I will be showing you how to use our markers to get similar results as by using Kopic markers.  I've had many requests for this.  Since I will be using our new Easy Events stamp set (pg. 57) for the 6 cards you will be making, you will be able to practice what I teach you and ask for help if you need it. 

Now, here's what you need to do if you'd like to participate.   EMAIL ME SEPARATELY (still having trouble with emails directly from my blog-- not getting some of them).   Let me know the following:

1)  You'd like to participate in share (Options A, B or C -- listed below) with respective additional info needed:

  A) Class (give me time -- 1 or 6 p.m.)
  B)  Long Distance package (I mail everything to you) - need your mailing address.
  C)  Local but cannot attend class - will include a package of Dimensionals

DEADLINE FOR RESPONDING IS JULY 31ST, 2011!  I need to put in the order August 1 to get everything in time to prepare the class.   If you have any questions, please email me or call me.   I will respond to all emails.  If you don't hear back from me, please try again. 

Notice the pretty doily on the top card (white).  That's part of the share!  It's the flip side of one of the doilies in the Flirtatious Specialty paper (pg. 183) included with the share!  You will be able to make 100's of cards with these 6x6" pieces and some of your cardstock.  I will show you how!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Decor Elements

I'm pleased to announce that this year, in the new catalog that just came out July 1, Stampin' Up!'s line of Decor Elements is now in this catalog ... not in a separate catalog as was done in previous years.   Check out all the new items starting on page 227 and continuing through page 233.

Here are a few photos of what I've used in my home.  Unfortunately most of these items are no longer available; but it will give you an idea of how you can use them in your home.  They are VERY easy to put on your walls, computers, etc. and instructions are provided.


Just a simple way to add some fun to your home decorating!

Another idea for our Decor Elements, is to make wall hangings, serving trays, Holiday Plates, etc.   Here's a sample of a Decor Elements which is currently for sale in our new catalog.


Believe it or not, this plate was purchased at the Dollar Tree for ... yes ... $1!!!!!  This makes a very nice plate to give Christmas Cookies at Christmas ... and all for under $5!   AND, it took me less than five minutes to make it!!!!  Decor Elements are so simple to use and come with complete instructions.

How about a cutting board (not a great photo), also from the Dollar Tree!


 Can't you just imagine a block of cheese and a pack of crackers tied onto this with a pretty ribbon!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Convention Goodies

Wonder where I've been???
 ... just sorting through the goodies from convention and planning some classes.


Can you believe this is what I received at Convention.  Wonder why I LOVE conventions???  Here are some of the swaps I received:


Oh, and I just have to share this next photo.  Before I left for convention I received a shipment from Stampin' Up!.  Included in this shipment were a lot of items from the new catalog.  I was a little bummed because the shipment arrived at about 5 p.m. on Monday and I had to leave around 9 a.m. on Tuesday for convention.  Not a lot of time to play with my new goodies!!!  Bummer !!!!!

Well, in the shipment were many rolls of our new 3/8" ruffled ribbon in all 5 new, beautiful In Colors.  I told Rick that when I got back I would need to be sorting these into 2' bundles, all containing one of each color.  Look what my sweetie made me:


Well yesterday I used my new ribbon holder and walaahhhh, the ribbon share packages are ready for those of you who ordered them and can be picked up and paid for next week at the Christmas in July class and/or Diva classes.  $10 for 2 yards of each of all 5 new In Colors.  If you have not already ordered these and would like some, let me know.  It will be a breeze now sorting future ribbon shares.  If you are a bean counter, you will see that this is a good deal ... I'm not charging for shipping or tax (local customers) ... just my cost to get the ribbons ... passing on my discount to you.

Speaking of shares ... I'm diligently working on a DSP (Designer Series Paper) share where you will receive a 6x6" piece of EVERY sheet of our exclusive DSP (pages 183-186 of catalog -- excluding Paper Stacks on pg. 186).  This would equal 96 pieces of DSP!!!   Stay tuned for offers.  As normal "Bonnie" style, I'm also working on a class to go with these 96 pieces to show you what you can do with a lot of 6x6" pieces of DSP.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pretty Postage

Still catching up from the fabulous trip.   Here's another easy one.  Guess I'm giving you easy ones because I can't even think of making a difficult card right now.


How simple and cute is this??!!

This is from the Pretty Postage stamp set on Page 11 of the current Summer Mini Catalog.  This catalog is good through August 31, 2011.   AND, it was announced at Convention that we will be carrying a 1" square punch (background marina mist cardstock--this was cut by hand) beginning Sept. 1 in the new Holiday Mini Catalog.  We demonstrators have been begging for it ... Stampin' Up! came through, as usual!

Also used on this card was a baja breeze and a black marker, the postage punch and baja breeze seam binding all on whisper white card stock   This would be an excellent card to make several and give them in a gift box to that special friend.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Heart Strawberry

I forgot to mention one highlight of the Convention ... two of my uplines made the top 100 Demonstrators of the Year ... Kim Cagle and Michelle Rahal ..  a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to my leaders!   Just another reason to join my team.  We have an awesome upline, too!

Okay, I'm at the Dallas airport awaiting a late flight to Charlotte.   I'm semi brain dead, but wanted to share with you this adorable, simple card idea.


How cute is this!!!   Again, I'm at the airport without my catalog (I know, that's hard to believe!) and can't give you all the exact names of the punches used but I'll give it a try.  I definitely can't give you the page numbers ... :-)

Heart Embosslit Die
Bird Punch (leaves and wings used for the green leaves)
Triple flower punch and a yellow brad.

How easy is that!!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

$99 Starter Kit -- $180 Value

Convention ended yesterday ... it is so sad!   Stampin' Up! totally outdid themselves this year.  I received over 6 stamp free stamp sets and so many more goodies and thousands of ideas.  My only regret is that none of you joined me here this year to share the fun.  

Next year's convention is July 18-21 in Salt Lake City.   I know the ropes (hotels, restaurants, shopping, etc. in Salt Lake City) and would welcome you to join me.  Even if you're just a hobbiest (55+% are just that!) ... it is truly a pampering experience you will never forget.

To help you join Stampin' Up!, they are running a sign up special only good through the end of July, 2011.  It is $99!!!!!  I will list below more information.  It is so simple to sign up.   Just call or email me and I will give you more instructions.  Again, this offer is only good through July 31st!  And, if you call me, I will share with you my own special ... which in essence will give you all of the following for free. 


Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: A limited-time $99 Starter Kit ($180 Value--See Kit Contents below!) is the perfect choice for the hobby stamper and lover of Stampin' Up! products.

•SAVE!!! Enjoy the new Stampin' Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog using a one-time 30% Off Start Up Discount on product orders of $150 or more (placed within 45 days of start).

•Get 20% off future Stampin' Up! orders, oodles of exclusive resources and the opportunity to pre-order new products.

•Receive Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Discounts and Benefits through Dec. 31, 2011 with NO obligation to to purchase anything further or hold a workshop.  However, if you just love the perks of being a part of Stampin' Up! and are still a part of our team through June 30, 2012, you will have an opportunity to earn another $100 of free products from me! Call me for details ... 717-443-4224! 
•Hobby stampers are welcome!

•There's no penalty to drop. You keep everything.

•PLUS Get a Christmas Keepsake project kit (example below) absolutely FREE--a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. It will be available with your first demonstrator order in August and must be redeemed by Sept. 30.




$99 Starter Kit Contents

Contains over $180 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog! You CAN substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value for items as noted in SECTION A, except for the Blender Pen. Wood-mount stamps can be replaced with clear-mount and clear-mount can be replaced with wood-mount . . . as long as the value of the original kit item is of equal or less value.

SECTION APage) - Item# - Description

57) 123225 Easy Events Clear-Mount Set* or your choice of stamp set to $24.95
69) 122740 Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set* or your choice of stamp set to $21.95
177) 102277 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95
177) 105216 Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95
177) 103133 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95
177) 119706 Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock or your choice of Assorted 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock to $6.95
180) 101179 Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad or your choice of Classic Ink Pad color to $5.95
182) 107311 Whisper White Note Cards (20) or envelope product to $6.95
185) 124339 Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper* or your choice of DSP to $10.95
195) 124142 Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon* or your choice of ribbon to $7.95
203) 122129 Blender Pen (1). No alternative selection.
205) 118486 Clear-Mount Block C or your choice of clear block to $6.95
206) 104332 SNAIL Adhesive or your choice of adhesive to $6.95
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

SECTION B (My Digital Studio Starter Kit)
Business Supplies - The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.

•Getting Started DVD
•Getting Started Guide
•Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
•2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog (8)
•2011 Summer Mini Catalog (8)
•Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
•Décor Elements applicator
•To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
•My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
•Recruit Folders (5)
•Recruit Brochures (20)
•Customer Order Forms (50)

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS:

- Stampin' Memories Add-On $50 (over $75 value)
•119710 Brights Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12 OR Assorted Color Smooth Card Stock 12 x 12, $9.95 or less
•122790 Empire Upper Alphabet Stamp Set OR Stamp Set $31.95 or less
•122368 Big Top Birthday Quick Accents OR any Quick Accents
•122348 Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper OR any Designer Series Paper to $10.95
•105387 Linen Ring Album (6" x 6") Real Red OR Album $16.95 or less

My Digital Studio Add-On $50 (over $75 value)
•118108 My Digital Studio Software CD (p.6)

Definitely Decorative Add-On $40 (over $50 value)
•118261 Elegant Trio Décor Stencil OR Stencil $9.95 or less
•114115 Chocolate Manhattan Flower Décor Elements OR Décor Elements $23.95 or less
•117922 Upsy Daisies Pretty in Pink Décor Elements (3) OR Décor Elements $9.95 or less
•121019 Oval Chalkboard Labels (3) OR Décor Elements $5.95 or less
•114893 Chocolate Flower Décor Elements (8) OR Rose Red Flower Décor Elements (115161)

NOTE: Stampin' Memories, My Digital Studio and Definitely Decorative Add-Ons must be ordered in conjunction with the starter kit.

Stampin' Up! offers so many options (cardmaking & scrapbooking supplies, a digital software program (MDS) to make calendars, scrapbooks, etc. from your computer -- great for people with limited space), decor elements (Definitely Decorative) to use for home decorating, gifts, etc.  The list goes on and on.   If you want to hear more, call or email me and we will set up a time to talk in length. (bzstampin@live.com) 

As a special bonus ... and this is BIG ... Stampin' Up!'s is having their Regional Event in Charlotte August 19-20 THIS YEAR!!!  Myself and some of my Divine Divas will be attending on August 19th!  If you hurry and sign up and become one of my very special Divine Divas, I will see if we can still get you in.  This is a mini convention!!!  It will give you the convention bug!   It's all good!!!!!!!

Thanks for reading through all of this.  Hope to hear from you soon!