The countdown begins…

The countdown begins…

Well stampers there are actually two countdowns… 30 days to Halloween and 12 weeks to Christmas…where does the time go?! Don't forget to complete the Holiday Wish list, to be sure you get the stamping goodies you want this year!

I have to be thankful that work at my day job really been picking up! But it hasn't left me a lot of time to stamp.


I've been working on a lot of Halloween projects for the special October Halloween newsletter. I hope to complete it in the next couple of days…so stay tuned!

Clearance rack

If you haven't heard, just like your favorite retail store, Stampin' Up! is now offering a "Clearance rack" Get your supplies for 80% off! Visit my demonstrator website…hurry this is only while supplies last!


Holiday Mini Catalog is here!

Holiday Mini Catalog is here!

Well it's finally live! Yea! I thought today would never come! Yes, the Holiday Mini Catalog is live! To see what all the fuss is about, download your copy in PDF format click here.

Holiday09_US You'll see the cool new Build-A-Bear products, the My digital Studio and more…

Also, there is a wonderful hostess promotion now through November 30th. Host a workshop with me totaling $250.00 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10!

*Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.

Please understand that My Digital Studio will be available in late September. So keep checking back with me.

At this time the hostess promotion will get even sweeter! Host a workshop of at least $400 and get My Digital Studio for 50
percent off the retail price (retail price: $79.95; promotional price:

For a list of the supplies used to make the projects in the mini catalog, click here 

To order any of these new holiday craft items use the following link:

Oh, and here's more information about My Digital Studio if you're thinking about purchasing it:

Enjoy hundreds of templates, photo layouts, images, and more–all using
Stampin' Up!'s exclusive designs and colors. Download additional
contents to My Digital Studio or use in another design software.
Contents are sized to perfectly combine with other Stampin' Up!

System Requirements

Prior to installing My Digital Studio, ensure that your computer meets the following technical specifications:


  • Windows XP or Vista
  • Pentium 4, 1 GHz or better (1.6 GHz recommended) or comparable AMD processor
  • 512 MB RAM available (1 GB or more recommended, 1 GB required for Windows Vista users)
  • 16 MB Video RAM (64 MB recommended)
  • Available Hard Disk Space: Install disc requires 700 MB, each extra disc is 700 MB
  • DVD-ROM Drive


  • OS X 10.4.x or greater (with latest Java update)
  • G4 500 MHz or Faster (G5 1 GHz or better recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more recommended)
  • 8 MB Video RAM (64 MB recommended)
  • Available Hard Disk Space: Install disc requires 700 MB, each extra disc is 700 MB
  • DVD-ROM Drive

Other Requirements:

  • QuickTime Player version 7.1.0 or higher is required. (Available on the My Digital Studio disc 1 or at
  • System Settings
  • Monitor Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher (1152 x 864 or higher recommended)
  • Recommended Additional Equipment
  • CD or DVD Burner (Required for interactive album and DVD-Video output options)
  • Printer
  • Speakers
  • Digital Camera
  • Microphone
  • Digital Camcorder
  • Scanner

Check back for more information. I will be holding several Build-A-Bear workshop classes and in-home parties.


O Christmas Tree – new product

O Christmas Tree – new product

If you're like me, you love puzzles, then you'll want to play with this one! Its the OChristmasTree newest SU exclusively designed Bigz XL die! It was designed for Stampin’ Up! by Karen Burniston.

You can create three-dimensional Christmas trees for your holiday cards or decorations. Use beads, thread, and glitter to customize a Christmas tree that will pop off the card. Use with the Extended Cutting Pads. Instructions for assembly included – so don't throw them away! The pop up measures 6" x 13-3/4".



My Digital Studio – Cards

My Digital Studio – Cards

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm excited about our newest product offering, My Digital Studio. Here is a spotlight on some cards that were made using the software!

MDS Cards Pretty neat if I do say so myself!

The opportunities are endless!

Also, a big thank you goes out to Lisa for picking out my bear's name. RazzelBeary! (A play on our new In Color Razzelberry). Thank you also to Diane for your input. I have something for you both!


Build-A-Bear Paper Crafting Line

Build-A-Bear Paper Crafting Line



Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive offering to include stamp sets, Designer Series papers and Sizzix dies—available September 1st.

Up! ®, a Utah-based manufacturer of rubber stamps and accessories for
paper crafting, scrapbooking and home décor, has partnered with
Build-A-Bear Workshop® to produce the first-ever paper-crafting
products featuring Build-A-Bear Workshop brand. The exclusively
designed product offering includes stamp sets, Designer Series papers
and Sizzix dies providing young and young-at-heart Build-A-Bear
Workshop enthusiast endless hand crafted possibilities for scrapbook
pages, cards, invitations, home décor and more.

“I’m excited
about the opportunity we have to partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop,”
said Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! cofounder and CEO. “The company has a
strong reputation for inspiring creativity and encouraging imagination
with its products, which is what we have done at Stampin’ Up! for more
than 20 years. This is a great partnership that will provide unlimited
opportunities for creativity—I know I will be spending hours playing
with my grandchildren, making all kinds of Build-A-Bear creations.”

Build-A-Bear Workshop characters into a crafting line is one of the
many ways Stampin’ Up! and its demonstrators plan to excite the next
generation of crafters while revitalizing the art of creating and
giving handcrafted items.

“Like Build-A-Bear Workshop,
Stampin’ Up! is a company that offers a variety of ways to express
creativity. We are excited to partner with them to inspire the
imagination in kids of all ages and to encourage this great hands-on
activity.” said Maxine Clark, founder, chairman, and chief executive
bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Stampin’ Up!’s Build-A-Bear
Workshop Collection will feature products portraying the beloved
Build-A-Bear Workshop mascot Bearemy® and other furry friends.

All the new Build-A-Bear products will be featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog which is available September 1st. Again these products include: exclusive stamp sets, designer series papers, along with Sizzix dies and embosslits.

If you are local and would be interested in "Mommy and Me" classes and/or
hosting a Build-A-Bear
"Birthday Party", please contact me! I will be setting up some
exciting opportunties for children with these products this Fall!