Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Suzanne!

I think it's safe to post this now, since the Birthday-Girl has already Recevied it!!...
One of my VERRRY good friends, and AWESOME jewelry maker is having a birthday tomorrow!!

So...  This is the card that I made for her!

I especially wanted to used beads on the card to make her "feel at home"... heehee!!  Can you also see the shimmer on the icing?  I used Frost White, mixed in a small spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol.  I just LOVE the frosty look it gives the card. 
Check below, for the supplies used to make this card!

Here's the candy bar I also sent to her!!
Everything looks better decorated in our Designer Papers and Ribbons!!!!

Supplies for the  Birthday Card:

Stamp Set:
Crazy For Cupcakes

Paper and Card Stock:
Basic Black cardstock
Whisper White card stock
Bermuda Bay - Designer Series Paper
Merry Moments DSP (for candle)
Pixie Pink card stock (Cupcake icing)
Bermuda Bay - 2009 In-color
Yo-Yo Yellow card stock (flame)

Black Stazon
Whisper White craft pad
Versamark (background stamping)

Jumbo Grommets
Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Beads Soft Subtles (retired)
Sponge (for highlights on the flame)
Crystal Effects (to glue on beads)
Shimmer Paint (Frost White mixed with rubbing alcohol)
Small Spray bottle
Mini Glue Dots (to attach ribbon knot to middle of grommet)
Scallop Circle Punch

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stamper's 10 Club - JOIN NOW!

…Join a Stamper’s 10 Club
Get free stamps & more!

When your wish list is longer than your grocery list, this is a terrific way to budget your purchases over a 10 month commitment period AND receive hostess benefits!
Make the commitment to purchasing $15 of product a month for 10 months (plus tax and shipping/handling)
Build up your stamping supplies while staying within a small monthly budget.
During your selected Hostess month you will also receive the following:
  • 2009-20010 Idea Book & Catalog ($9.95 value)
  • Exclusive hostess stamp set ($14.95 value)
  • $15 of Stampin’ Up! Merchandise of YOUR choice…
  • A FREE monthly Club Member’s EXCLUSIVE Card Class – making 3 projects
    • (or the supplies in the mail, if you do not live close by)
 That’s over $60 worth – all for becoming a member!!! 
- In the FREE monthly Club Member’s Card Class….

You will have the opportunity to learn more advanced stamping techniques than you would at an In-home workshop. Each class is scheduled on the second Saturday of each month between 1½ to 2 hours long, and you will make 3 projects each and every month (for 10 months)!

Your 10 month Card Class project supplies are FREE!

Please Note:
• The monthly classes are optional!
• Club orders are due on the 15th of every month.

• Bring a guest for $5, and introduce them to the Card Class YOU will receive $5 off your monthly requirement for that month, only.
• Guests are welcome to attend for 2 months only, and then will be asked to join the next Stamp Club to continue.
• Those too far to come to Club will receive the supplies to make the projects in the mail. (Stamp sets or adhesive is not included)
• Videos will be posted on my blog for those members who can not attend class.
• As soon as I have TEN members we can get started!! (so, ask your friends to join now!)
• To be fair to everyone who joins, I will have each member sign a committment form so that everyone understands the requirements.

SO…… whadda say?
Start chipping down YOUR wish list a little at a time!

EMAIL ME NOW to sign up!

Monday, October 26, 2009



I am soooo in Smiley from with these little Tool Trinkets!! 
These totally amazing little gems attach directly to the handle of your Paper Snips, Craft and Rubber Scissors, OR the those precious Craft and Paper Scissors.
What a GOSH DARN goooooood deal on this too!!  Buy THREE and get one FREE??...    I Smiley from a good bargain!

Hop on over to Suzdezigns for your TOOL TRINKET now!

I'm getting mine NOW!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

November 7th Stamp Class

It's always so hard to decide which projects to use for my stamp class.  There are soooo many really great ideas out on the internet, Smiley from and as much as I wanted to create my own ideas this month, time just got away from me again!
However, I found some really cute Christmas ideas Smiley from that I want to share with you, so, mark your calendar for Nov. 7 at 1:00 p.m. and plan on being at my Stamping Corner to make these funTAStic projects!!

There will be a card which I cased from Andrea Walford's blog, and I made some slight changes too.  There are 2 small gift ideas which I graciously nabbed from Becky Roberts 12 Days of Christmas. And the Snowflake Pouch (which holds Candycane Cocoa), I found somewhere on the web. 
All four of these GREAT ideas uses the SUBURB Designer Series Paper called Merry Moments.  Which... by the way, I want to order MORE OF because its just soooooo pretty with EVERYTHING!

So... there ya have it!  These are the four projects that we will be making in class.  Smiley from

IF you are interested in coming, PLEASE let me know by phone call Smiley from or email Smiley from, because I have limited seating available. Smiley from

The cost of the class is $10
at 1:00 p.m.
in my lil' Stamping Corner of the world -- West Chester, PA

Until next time....

Smiley from

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dasher Shimmery Christmas Card

Dasher just looks good on everything!

This card uses two different ways to use the new Shimmer Paints that are now in the Holiday Mini.

Don't have a Holiday Mini, Please Email me, and I'll get one out to you!!

Meanwhile, check out this Video Tutorial!!

Happy Stampin'


Eeeek! A Patty Monster!!


I'm revisiting my Patty Monster creation because of the over-whelming response of emails that I've gotten!! 
(I LOVE IT, by the way, don't stop sending those emails!!)

So... I've created my FIRST video!!  I've created other videos, it just that this is the first one I published to my blog!  So... Hop on over to my Technotes blog and check it out!!
By the way... watch for more videos to come!

Monday, October 12, 2009


WOW!  If you haven't gotten a chance to check out these deals... you just CAN'T MISS THIS ONE!!  Don't let this deal get away!

Things to Remember:

•Deals of the Week items may be purchased on workshop, demonstrator, customer, and online orders.

•Deals of the Week products are only available at their discounted price during the specified time. At any other time during the month, the item will sell at the regular price.

•Individual products will not be announced early.

•There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

•There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items a customer may purchase.

•This offer is an ideal add-on to workshop and online orders.

•All Deals of the Week are current products and featured in the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog.

Pretty GREAT... huh?

What are you waiting for????   Here's the link:  DEALS

Oh Nooooooooooooooo!

Do you know that horrible feeling of dread you get in the pit of your stomach when you realized that you just did something catatrophicly WRONG?  Smiley from   Oh boy... what a dope I am!! 

I was playing around with the colors on my blog, and oops.. just that quick, I wiped it out!  I almost deleted my entire blog!  I can't believe that I did that! Smiley from    Well... what can I say?... i'm a stamper not a computer technician!!  Smiley from   Of course, I didn't have anything saved, so it's ALMOST back to square one!  I lost mostly everything on my sidebars!  I can just kick myself, if My FOOT would just REACH!  Smiley from

Oh well... Everything is getting put back.. slowly!  Arrgghh!Just bare with me as I work through this mess!   Smiley from

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stampers' Holiday Retreat Projects

Here are all the projects that we made at the Holiday Retreat! It was many projects to get done all in one night, but these Stampers were able to do it!!

I'm so proud of each of them for hanging in there all night and getting them finished!

Many of these projects came from ideas that I found on different websites, and I will go through and give credit to whatever website or blog I found it on, others were my own creations, and I've noted that as well.

Here's a picture of all 15 projects:

This one is called Teal Snowflake (my own creation)

This one is the Square Scallop Ornament that I got from this blog. There's also a nice tutorial on there.

This Awesome Dasher Card came from LeAnne's collection of cards. I took a picture of this card when I was at an upline meeting that she hosted last month.

The Snowflake Tote idea came from Angie's blog:

The peppermint patty ornament was my design, but not my original idea. I found that somewhere on the internet!

This Decoration's Gift Card came from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts She has an awesome video tutorial there.

The masked Snowflake came from Kristin's blog called Sunshine, Smiles & Stamps:

I found the luminary on Kathryn's Splitcoaststamper's Gallery

The Iced Snowflake came from this blog: Sarah's Ink Spot

The star box was my own creation~~

And the Chistmas Punch Tags come right out of the Idea Book & Catalog, page 14.

Although the pizza box design is not my own, it is my own stamping creation:

This card from
Patty Bennett's blog

And again... a GREAT tutorial there!!

The chocolate snowflake box was my own creation

The 6 x 6 Scrapbook Page was my own creation, as well.

And this was my Thank You gift to all of those who came!

So... there ya have it!!

15 Projects all in ONE night!!! PHEW!!!! What a night!

If you have any questions on any of these projects shown, PLEASE feel free to contact me!!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Stamper's Holiday Retreat Pictures!!

What a BLAST!!
Here are some pictures to our

We made 15 projects throughout the night, and I will be posting many tutorials on how to create the projects (and/or links) to where I found the projects!

We started stamping at around 4:00 p.m. Saturday evening... By the way, that was World Card Making Day!! And some of us hung in there until about 1:30 in the morning!! I must admit toward the end of the evening, I was starting to feel as if I would fall over from just sheer exhaustion!!

All and all... I think everyone had FUN!!

Click on the below picture to see the rest of the pictures.

I will be posting the projects sometime this week, so... keep your eyes peeled! Smiley from


Stampin' Hugs!

Friday, October 2, 2009

My Digital Studio Starter Kit Offer

Are you interested in the art of rubber stamping AND digital creativity, too?
Interested in some GREAT discounts?
Do you like to see the Sneak Peeks??
Do you enjoy getting together and stamping with friends?
Wouldn't you LOVE to earn some extra income or FREE stamps??

WELL...... Join the CCC Team (Carol's Creative Corner Team) and not only do you get a FANTASTIC starter set, you will ALSO get MY DIGITAL STUDIO!

My Digital Studio is software to help you create scrapbooks, cards, slide shows, and MORE!!
Any new demonstrators who purchase an exclusive Starter Kit will also receive the My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.
Dates for this special are: October 1, 2009-March 31, 2010

Hobby and/or Business-career minded demos are WELCOME!

Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)
Digital+ Starter Kit Contents:
  • My Digital Studio software
  • Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
  • Classic Stampin' Pads: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise
  • Stampin' Write Markers: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red
  • Ribbon: Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain, Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain
  • Buttons: Latte Designer buttons
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)
The Standard Starter Kit ($199) will continue to be available during this promotional period. On the Online application, the Digital+ Starter Kit will appear as an additional option.
IT'S EASY. Simply Email Me that you would like to join my group and I'll send you a password to access the On-line Application.

Next, Click Here To Sign Up On-Line .
You will receive Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Benefits and Discounts immediately!

Stampin' Hugs!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

There Backkkkkk...... DEALS of the WEEK!

I'm soooooo happy that Stampin' Up! have brought back the

[enter loud thunderous voice]

Deals of the Week

[echo, echo, echo!!]

Items may be purchased on workshop, demonstrator, customer, and online orders.

Deals are only available at their discounted price during the specified time. At any other time during the month, the item will sell at the regular price.

There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.

There is no limit to the number of Deals of the Week items a customer may purchase.
AND......NO limits and NO minimum purchase required.
HOW cool is THAT?

These deals with go on throughout the entire month of October... sooo... make sure you take advantage of these GRRREAT deals!!

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