Technique Tuesday … Kissing Technique & Video

Hello Stampers ~

Today is my second post for Technique Tuesday.  I will be sharing a Stampin’ Up! video tutorial along with my card share… yes, I will have a card for you too.  I thought it would be a great way to for you to see how the technique is actually done… almost like being a member of my Technique Club.

I’m going to start with a Stampin’ Up! video that introduces you to the “Kissing Technique”.  Enjoy!


Emily Montoya
Have you ever heard of the kissing technique?We’re not talking about the technique with your sweetie-we’re talking about the one with stamps! Check out this sample featured in this video, see how the butterflies have an extra texture? It’s the beautiful product of two stamps getting together!

Wasn’t that fun!  How did you like the finished cards … so cute.  Here is the card that I created using the “Kissing” Technique:

Now for my card …

I thought it would be fun to add a little “kiss” to the frosting on the cupcakes from the “Build a Cupcake” stamp set and kissed it to the “Hello Doily” stamp.  I inked up the the frosting of the cupcake and kissed it to the Doily to create the neat pattern you see.


Of course I then had to pull out the coordinating punch “Cupcake Builder”. Ahhh, so much easier than cutting them out.  My color pallet for today comes from the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar … with a touch of Strawberry Slush added in!

I added a touch of the Retro Fresh DSP and topped it off with the Coastal Cabana Ruffled Stretch Ribbon.  Speaking of “topping” things off… I colored 3 of the larger pearls with a red Sharpie, and the put them on my cupcakes.

Finally, my greeting comes from the Perfectly Penned stamp set.  I don’t know what I will do when they retire that set… I use it all the time!


Hope you take the time out of your busy day for a little kissing 🙂

Thanks for checking out my blog today!  Check out below for a list of today’s ingredients.

Wishin’ you a terrific Tuesday!


Let the Party Begin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today kicks off our annual Sale-a-bration … aren’t you excited!!  I love the new products offered this year and I would like to share a quick glance at them with you.

I also have a special product that has been brought back, but will only be available for a limited time.  So grab a cup of coffee or tea and join me through a tour of all these wonderful new items!

Sale-a-bration begins today …


I have a quick view of the products right here …



Now let me introduce you to …


This is our Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95.  NOW AVAILABLE!

Please not that it “ONLY” does embossing and not cutting like the BigShot.  Check out the video for some additional tips …

Click HERE to purchase this fun & portable tool!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I did not forget about the card share I promised yesterday, I will showcase that beautiful card tomorrow… see you then.

Have an awesome day!


From Christmas to Valentine’s Day …

Hi Stampin’ Friends,

Woo Hoo … this will be a quick post today, I have the pleasure of shoveling out about 5 – 6 inches of snow … Yippee!

Enough about that white stuff, I wanted to share with you a Paper Pumpkin project that I did just the other day.  With this fabulous opportunity to get FREE Markers when you sign up, I just wanted you to get a good feel of these fun stampin’ projects.

This was the November project that was delivered to my door (well … mailbox)


Ohhhh so pretty.  I love it because I don’t have a sewing machine, so the only way anyone is going to see something sewn from me is on a card from Paper Pumpkin – LOL!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this yesterday … but Stampin’ Up! also puts out a video that coordinates with your Paper Pumpkin!  They’re short, cute, and give you a quick view on how to make the project.  Remember, they give you full color directions in your kit too.

OK … so I was playing around with my November Paper Pumpkin and came up with this …


What do you think?  All I did was take one of those left over hearts from another project and added it to the card!  And a greeting.

I really would like to hear what you think of the Paper Pumpkin projects that I have shown you so far.  If you would like to sign up … here is the link again.

My Paper Pumpkin / Sign Up Now

Have yourself an awesome day!

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Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek with Heart …

Hello stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you a sneak peek from the upcoming Occasions Catalog!

Remember Eileen’s Valentines Card that she made with the envelope punch board …. you will see where I got my inspiration…



Here is my “sneak peak” …


I am using the NEW “Scallop Tag Topper Punch” found on page 35 of the new Occasions Catalog.  A 2 inch strip of cardstock fits beautifully into the punch.  You can create a tag, add the tag to your card, a book mark and more …. be sure to stop back because I have some cute “topper” projects to share with you! 

Punch is available January 3rd with the kick-off of the Occasions Catalog.

The greeting comes from the “Tags for You” stamp set found in the Holiday catalog, along with the coordinating “Label Bracket” Punch. 


They are available through June as they were put on the “carry over” list … Yeaa!  You can even bundle with the punch and save!  Yea again 🙂  Link to Wood Mount Bundle


Thanks for stopping by … and don’t forget to check back (or sign up to the blog to get the posts sent directly to your e-mail) so you’ll always know when I’ve got something to share.

Happy Day!

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Here is a list of the items needed to make this project …






 Tags for You Stamp Set – WOOD



 Tags for You Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Label Bracket Punch



2 – 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch



 2 -1/2” Circle Punch



 Silver Glimmer Paper



 Small Heart Punch

 Available 1/3/13


 Scallop Tag Topper Punch


Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you some fabulous new products and our deals of the week!

First, I’d like to start with the snowflakes … not too far off considering the cold blast that 3/4 of the country is currently experiencing.  Brrrrrrrrrrr!

But, you must admit, some snowflakes are absolutely beautiful, and ours in no exception …

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit


Price: $14.95

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!

I have a video for you to watch that describes all you can do with this beautiful kit …

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
* 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
* Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
* Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)


Here are a few more wonderful projects you can make with your Festive Flurry Ornament Kit …

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Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals! Head on over to the store to get some great product at a great price!


Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977

Regular Price: $32.95 SALE Price: $24.71


1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon Item # 132140

Regular Price: $7.95 SALE Price: $5.96


Extra Large Gift Box Item # 132147

Regular Price: $3.95 SALE Price: $2.96


Mini Muslin Bags Item #132180

Regular Price: $9.95 SALE Price: $7.46


Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Item #128137

Regular Price: $12.95 SALE Price: $7.77


Real Red Simply Created Goodie Gear Simply Created Item # 132161

Regular Price: $4.95 SALE Price: $3.71


Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper   Item # 132185

Regular Price: $10.95 SALE Price: $7.11

Now, I have one more thing to share with you …

Through December 31, Stampin’ Up! is offering a new trial product—our Cut & Ready Card Bases. These pre-scored, pre-cut card bases will make it easy for you to create a stack of cards in no time—or even just a card or two. Think of it . . . holiday cards, thank you cards, party invitations, and more in a snap! (We can hear you breathe a sigh of relief.)

The Perfect Holiday Solution


Here’s why these card bases will help you relax and enjoy the season:

  1. You’ll save work and time not having to cut and score cards—even if you’re simply making a card or two.

  2. You’ll be able to make multiples in no time.

So Many Color Choices!

Our Card Bases are made from Stampin’ Up!’s high-quality cardstock! They are available in a variety of colors for any occasion or creative whim. We’ve chosen these colors to coordinate with the holiday catalog Designer Series Papers—to make it even easier to get those holiday cards done.

The Details

Each Card Base package contains:

  • 20 pre-scored, pre-cut cards in one color

  • Each card measures 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″-scored at 4-1/4″. Finished card size is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. (Card Bases are packaged flat.)


Item Number


Whisper White Cut & Ready Card Bases



Very Vanilla Cut & Ready Card Bases



Crumb Cake Cut & Ready Card Bases



Smoky Slate Cut & Ready Card Bases



Cherry Cobbler Cut & Ready Card Bases



Old Olive Cut & Ready Card Bases



Pool Party Cut & Ready Card Bases



Coordinating Product

You will definitely want to add a package of envelopes to your Card Bases order. Try any of these:

Wow … this will really make creating your Christmas cards so much easier.  But then, why stop there, keep some on hand to whip up a card for any occasion!  Let me know if you have any questions on the products and specials I have shared with you today.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day!

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The Most Wonderful Time to Save …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

More exciting offers from Stampin’ Up!  They are celebrating their 25th anniversary in a big way and it’s hard to keep up with all the fabulous promotions!

If you have ever wondered what the “My Digital Studio” Digital scrapbooking (and more) was all about … Check This Out!


October 29 – November 30:  MY DIGITAL STUDIO 30% OFF

30% OFF select My Digital Studio products.

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6a00e54f95df928834019b006fa464970dNov 1 – 8:  DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING DAYS

The official Digital Scrapbooking Day is Saturday, November 2. But one day just isn’t enough, so Stampin’ Up! is celebrating for eight!

You don’t have to be a scrapbooker to enjoy this product … it can be used for anything, so take the time to sit back and enjoy all the wonderful things “My Digital Studio” can do for you.

Here’s what you can look forward to… and it packed full of great tips and information!

  1. Guest bloggers: A talented group of demonstrators, customers, and designers from around the industry will share project inspiration on the MDS blog.

  2. FREE download: Be sure to check in on Saturday, November 2 to get your freebie.

  3. Videos: Stampn’ Up! will share some more ideas with training videos to help you get started.

  4. Daily deals: Every day, there will be a new download for 50% off!

  5. Challenges: Use the daily deal download to create a project for your chance to win free downloads. (Upload your samples to the MDF gallery with the matching tag to enter.)

Here’s the list of daily deal downloads: 

  • 11/1 Amped Up Ampersands Kit

  • 11/2 Hello There Kit + FREE Moments Ago Stamp Brush Set

  • 11/3 All Time Fave Photobook Template

  • 11/4 Modern Medley Overlays Kit

  • 11/5 Be Brave Pocket Cards

  • 11/6 Nobody’s Business Photobook Template

  • 11/7 Autumn Traditions Kit

  • 11/8 Afternoon Daydream Kit

Join Stampin’ Up! every day for all the fun.  It’s all happening at!

Like I said,  there is so much going on, don’t forget the …


If that’s not enough …

Our two new holiday bundles are available today! These bundles are excellent for packaging treats and small gifts this holiday season.


The Holiday Tag It Decorative Box Bundle (item 135811) includes

  • Stamp a Tag Kit

  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)

  • Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)

The Holiday Tag It Extra-Large Box Bundle (item 135812) includes

  • Stamp a Tag Kit

  • Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)

  • Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)

Tag It Bundles are only available through November 19.

Is this crazy savings or what!  I know there is a lot going on at Stampin’ Up! and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  I’m here to help you with your stamping and scrapbooking needs.

Have a most awesome Wednesday!

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Carry-over list and card share …

Hello my stampin’ friends ~

Today I want to share with you the “carry over” stamp sets that are not in the catalog but are still available to order.  You guessed it, its Christmas sets!  Plus, I’ll share some of the beautiful cards we made last year at my clubs, classes and the annual Holiday retreat!!


 First, is the “Ornament Keepsakes” stamp set (128048 – W / 128051 – C) and the beautiful greetings from “Greetings of the Season” (128030 – W / 128033 – C) 


I used the “Coordinations Cardstock as a background, a Cherry Cobbler banner that draws your eye to our focal point … the ornament!  I then embellished with scraps (you got it) of the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and top it off with those precious “gotta have” Rhinestones (119246)


Next, the fabulous Two-Step Stamp Set, “Evergreen” (127970 – W / 127973 – C) You can make this with Always Artichoke and the NEW Pear Pizzazz or go wild and choose another color scheme!


Last but definitely not least … 2 great samples from the stunning “Snowflake Soiree” (127922 – W / 127925 – C) stamp set.  The first is done in a soft neutrals pallet… Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake.  It’s such a warm greeting for the holiday season.  I used a brad from one of my favorite embellishments; “Vintage Brads” to tie the card together!


The second is so simple, yet simply beautiful.  A very festive card when done in Whisper White and the simply delicious Cherry Cobbler!


It’s not too early to start thinking about the Christmas cards that you want to share with your friends and family. 


If you can’t wait and want to purchase any of the items I shared with you today, just click on the link below to get started.

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Thank you so much for stopping by …

I appreciate that you take time out of your busy day to visit me!

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