Saturday, August 3, 2013

August's Best of 25 set and FB page info.

I've had a business page attached to mymy Facebook account for over a year now but I really didn't know how to use it. When I went to the Stampin' Up! 2013 Convention, I learned a lot on how to use it, this blog and other tools to help me boost my business. I'm excited to try everything out. This is a double post because I posted this on my Facebook business page as well. I really need for my customers to be able to see what I'm doing wherever they can. So, if you have facebook, feel free to like my page. There will be all sorts of Bonus offerings listed there. Some will still be listed here but I'd like to save the blog for ideas on how to use your products, see my samples, see my For Sale retired stamps and products list, and get ideas. I've been trying to post the monthly specials on my F/B page. Maybe I should offer the specials here too. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about that.

Here's the Best of 25 stamp set for August:

Here's the post and item info for the projects I will be doing as soon as my set arrives. I ordered it the first day I saw it (it posted August 1st, today's the 3rd and it shipped today....yippee!). The hat image is going on a Harry Potter scrapbook page. 

"The August Best of 25 stamp set is out. It's the Best of Halloween. I already ordered mine, along with the cool new glitter from the Holiday catalog-(# 132206-$7.95) Black glitter and Orange glitter in the same package. Can't wait to use my heat & stick powder- (# 100625-$4.50) with it. It's really easy to use and oh, so fun. Just stamp image with Versamark ink (# 102283 $7.50) on cardstock color of your choice. I rub the cardstock with my Embossing Buddy (#103083- $5.95) first because it reduces the static and makes the image so much clearer after all your work. So embossing buddy, then stamp image with Versamark ink, then sprinkle on the heat & stick powder. Using the heat tool (# 129053- $29.95), warm up the heat & stick until it just melts, then sprinkle on the glitter. Shake it off and use the heat tool a 2nd time to set the glitter. Beautiful! I will post pics as soon as my set is in and I've played with it."

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

New! Custom Stamps!

For everyone who has ever asked me if we have a custom stamp. Yes, we do! I'll be making a cricket for my daughter, a unicorn, and who knows what else. Girl Scout stamps, logos for your business, etc, etc, etc. There's a stamp carving party in the near future. We're going to have a lot of fun. You can purchase your own kit on my website if you can't wait until then.
Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp carving kit makes it easy to express your personality, thoughts, feelings, etc. with a stamp you've carved all on your own!

This is one of the fun new products we got to see and try out at the Stampin' Up! Convention 2013. It was fun to watch as we saw a bacon stamp being carved and then stamped next to eggs. Her set also included doughnuts. There's bacon salt, bacon t-shirts, bacon dice, and almost anything else you can come up with. Now you can make your own bacon stamp!

I had a great time and will be sharing highlights all this week. Keep tuning in to see photos and samples

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paper Bag Album- Girl Scout Style

Several people have asked about the paper bag albums and what to put in them. The basic answer is anything you want to save. A summer album might have pictures of fun things you did during the summer like swimming, boating, surfing, or maybe just a backyard bbq with friends and family. Pockets hold tags with more photos, ticket stubs, pressed flowers in sealed bags, etc. You attach the photos with photo safe adhesive. Elmer's glue will eat the photos or at least make them warp and not look so nice. I have some adhesives that work really well. You can buy them on my website or contact me and order direct.


A few years ago, my scouts made their own paper bag albums. They showcased the fun things we did during the year. I brought in lots of scrap paper, foam pieces, stamps and punches. Then each girl made their album base. I punched holes and they tied them together with ribbon. All through the year I took photos and had them printed out and the girls added them to their albums. At the end of the year, each girl took home a full album with pictures of all the girls we had that year and all the fun we had. Pockets in the album contain ticket stubs, notes, autographs, info sheets, and the girl scout promise and law.

Monday, April 8, 2013


I'm excited! Sometime over the weekend, I hit 10,000 views. A couple of months back I switched my views to not include when I come to check. So it went back down. However now I have over 10,000 so I will be doing a drawing.......Comment and tell me things you'd like to see on my blog. Give me a way to contact you so I can send you a prize. I will draw a name in a week, so get your comments in by Sunday April 14th or at least by the time I'm awake on the 15th.

What is here: A pack of 6x6 prints (colors shown). Some pages were loose so I pulled them to show off the colors. It includes More Mustard which is one that is retiring.. I bought way more of these than I needed. Also a pack of felt pieces from the Sweet Pea collection. Just one of those things I saw and wanted and then never did anything with. So someone else can make use of them.

After I get 3 comments, I will add 1 more item to the goodie bag. Then I will add another item for every 2 comments after that. So 1-2 comments: get the above items, 3-5 comments get 1 other item, 8 comments, get another, etc. Maybe I can send a whole box out instead of just an envelope.

Good Luck, everyone!

Thanks for dropping by!