Dates to Remember
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  • November 17 November Scrap Class

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Checking Back In/New Catalog!

Wow! It's been a long time since I've posted. I really had planned on posting more and even had some great Christmas projects to share, but just got caught in the holiday rush. I hope you all had a nice Christmas. We had a great time. Now, we're gearing up for New Year's Eve and a baby shower that I'm throwing for Kent's sister, Erin. I'll share some of the baby shower projects soon.

For now, I wanted to remind you of some important dates.

  • The Fall & Winter Catalog is ending in a few days. I will be placing one final order on December 30 at 6:00 PM. If you would like to order anything, let me know by this date. Payment should also be received by the 30th. I have updated the Retired Accessory list. You can view the Retired Stamp Set list on the right side under Special Download Forms.

  • The NEW Spring/Summer Collection has arrived!!! I can't wait to show it to you! Stampin' Up comes out their main catalog twice a year now, so that is why it may seem EARLY to be hearing about a new catalog already.

    Please let me know if you are interested in reserving a copy of one. They are a great resource for IDEAS, not to mention all the FUN NEW stamp sets and accessories jam packed inside. You won't be disappointed!

    Hostesses and Current Clubbers receive a free catalog. While the catalog retails at $9.95, I sell them to my customers at my cost of $5. For the month of January, place an order of $30 or more and get one for free! You can start ordering from the new catalog on January 2.

  • Super Stampin' Weekend: Early Bird Registration is January 15. However, due to space constraints, we are cutting registration off at 30. To be sure you get a spot, email me right away that you are planning on attending. Let me know how long you'll be staying. Details can be found by clicking here! Find the registration form to the right.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Retired Accessories List

Below is the Retired Accessory List. Items on this list are available from now until the end of the month or while supplies last---whichever comes first. Stampin' Up! will update the list daily. I will then post the update here on my blog. Items in red are no longer available.

Please know that popular items will sell out quickly, so get me your order asap. I will be placing an order Tuesday, December 11 around 5:00 PM, if you would like to order anything. You can, of course, place an order after that time, but I am going to put one in, hopefully, before anything runs out!

Retired Accessories List

Retired wheels and accessories are available while supplies last, so make sure you place your orders no later than January 1.

Item # Product Description

109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms

109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2

109197 Accents & Elements Tagged

100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11

105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11

104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11

104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11---NLA

105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11

105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11

104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11

104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11

105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11--NLA

105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I

105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II--NLA

108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White

107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft

105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large

105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided

105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small

105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo

105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large

105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium

105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small

101052 Brayer Attachment Foam----NLA

107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium

109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background

109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise

109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon

109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley

109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles

109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing

108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys

109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints

109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2

109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw

109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown

109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen

107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large

107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large

107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium

107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large

107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini

107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium

107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large

107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large

101016 Eyelet Tool Kit

105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II

105379 Eyelets Silver

105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II

107282 Fancy Fibers Bella

107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth

103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red

103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine

106650 Greeting Glue

102620 Liquid Glue----NLA

103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11

104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11

103598 Paper Vellum 12x12

105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights

105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements

105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals----NLA

105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals

105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles

105962 Perfect Layers Tool

104184 Post Extenders----NLA

106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower

109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1

109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3

109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About

109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors

109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up

109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden

109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright

107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes

109230 Simply Sent Happy Day

105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost

101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration

105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy

101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch

100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked

103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill

104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing

101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White

102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing

103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White

103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights

105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown

105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black

105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue

105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green

105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple

105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink

105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red

105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow

103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators----NLA

100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers

100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray

100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown

103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown

107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights

107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft

107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements

107240 Tag Sheets Kraft

107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals

107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles

100894 Watercolor Brush Flat

101551 Watercolor Brush Medium

101331 Watercolor Brush Small

105395 Wire Works Metallic

105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White

Stampin' Around wheels

100360 Acorns

109812 All about Birthdays*

109690 All about Christmas*

109812 All about Gratitude*

109676 Autumn Dots

104070 Bloomin'

107466 Bodacious*

105750 Bouquet*

107481 Butterflies & Blossoms

104065 Fishy

100267 Happy Jacks

107563 Ho Ho Ho

104312 Hot to Dot

104279 Leaf Prints

106062 Leaves Awash*

107479 Rough around the Edges*

101927 Snowman Fun

107465 Speckled*

105521 Spooky Skyline*

108979 Spotted*

107480 True Hearts

105033 Wings & Things

* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Day 5 Special

Today's special is STORAGE!

    Take 15% off any item(s) on page 193.

**This is the last day of of my 5 Days of Holiday Happiness. I hope you've enjoyed these fantastic deals. Please remember that I must receive your order by noon on Thursday. Payment must be received by Saturday, December 8 at 5:00 PM


  • Specials cannot be combined, but you may take advantage of multiple specials.

  • Prices listed do not include tax and shipping. Stampin' Up! has a minimum shipping rate of $3.95 or 10%--whichever is greater. Depending on your total, it may be cheaper to have your items shipped to me. You can then pick up your items at your convenience when they arrive. If you choose to have your items shipped to you, that's no problem.

  • To place an order, email or call me by noon on the 6th.. I will let you know your total. Payment must be received by Saturday, December 8 at 5:00 PM. Cash or check is preferred, but I do accept credit cards. You can drop off or mail your payment to Carrie Clary, 961 Cottage Avenue, Miamisburg, OH 45342

  • Orders should arrive by the 17th or 18th. If you have your items delivered to me, I will let you know when they are available for pick-up.

Day 4 Special

Today's special is COLOR!

  1. Purchase a set of Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aquapainters, get a Jet Black or Timber Brown Staz-On pad OR a package of Watercolor Paper for only $4.

  2. Buy 6 ink pads (any style), get a Classic Ink Pad for free.

**Remember, specials cannot be combined--you cannot use one special to satisfy the requirements of another special. You can take advantage of more than one special.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Home Decor--Part 3 Christmas Wreath

I was so excited to finish this wreath! I once again used my Heat & Stick powder to adhere my glitter on the chipboard snowflakes. I don't use the red glitter very often, but it was perfect for this project. The two small snowflakes are missing their red rhinestone brads, but my order will arrive today so I can fix them later. The scalloped squares and star were covered with the Dashing Designer Papers. I just love this set of paper. I've been using it on all my Christmas decor items so that they match.

For those of you new to chipboard, there are a number of ways to cover it.
  1. Apply craft ink directly to the chipboard. I usually smoosh my chipboard piece into my large craft pad or use my craft spots to dab the color on. This gives you a smooth, velvet like finish.

  2. Apply craft ink and add embossing powder on top. You can use clear or use Iridescent Ice EP to give it some sparkle!

  3. Cover with designer paper. There are two ways to do this. The easiest way (and the one I usually choose) is to use your Anywhere Glue stick to stick your chipboard on a piece of paper. Then, working on your cutting mat, use a craft knife to cut off the excess pieces. The other way is two trace your chipboard piece onto your paper and cut it out. Use your Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere the paper. After either of these techniques, use your sanding block to sand off any rough edges. Use a nail file (the mini ones work great!)to get into small spaces.

  4. Cover with glitter. Smoosh Versamark pad on top of your chipboard piece, being sure to cover completely. Apply Heat & Stick powder and heat until the powder becomes liquidy. Pour glitter on top and heat just a bit more.

Day 3 Special

Today's special is . . .

Choose one item at catalog price (that means no shipping or tax will be added to the item---that's 17% off) when you make a purchase of $35 or more (before shipping and tax is added).

**Remember, specials cannot be combined--you cannot use one special to satisfy the requirements of another special. You can take advantage of more than one special.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Day 2 Special

Today's special is ACCESSORIES!

  1. Choose an embossing powder of your choice when you purchase the Heat Tool and the Powder Pals.

  2. Choose a package of eyelets (valued at $5.95) for free when you purchase either the Crop-a-dile or the Crafter's Tool Kit.

  3. Purchase a Hodgepodge Hardware Kit or the Pretties Kit, receive a FREE roll of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in your choice of color (valued at $4.95).

**Remember, specials cannot be combined--you cannot use one special to satisfy the requirements of another special. You can take advantage of more than one special.

Day 1 Special

Okay, ladies! Let's kick off the first day of my 5 Days of Holiday Happiness! Today's special is STAMPS!

  1. Purchase 2 stamp sets, receive a third of equal or lesser value at 25% off!

  2. Take $5 off a set of numbers when you purchase an alphabet set valued at $27.95 and up.

**Remember, specials cannot be combined--you cannot use one special to satisfy the requirements of another special. You can take advantage of more than one special.

Friday, November 30, 2007

5 Days of Holiday Happiness!

Customer Appreciation Event

In appreciation for your continued business, I am offering a fantastic special each day for 5 days beginning December 1st. You will need to check back each day to find the special.

Notes of Importance:
  • Specials cannot be combined, but you may take advantage of multiple specials.

  • Prices listed do not include tax and shipping. Stampin' Up! has a minimum shipping rate of $3.95 or 10%--whichever is greater. Depending on your total, it may be cheaper to have your items shipped to me (where I combine the shipping costs). You can then pick up your items at your convenience when they arrive. If you choose to have your items shipped to you, that's no problem.

  • To place an order for any of these specials, email or call me by the evening of the 5th. I will let you know your total. Payment must be received by Saturday, December 8 at 5:00 PM. Cash or check is preferred, but I do accept credit cards. You can drop off or mail your payment to Carrie Clary, 961 Cottage Avenue, Miamisburg, OH 45342

  • Orders should arrive by the 17th or 18th. If you have your items delivered to me, I will let you know when they are available for pick-up.

Be sure to check back here tomorrow for the first day's special!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Home Decor--Part 2 Advent Calendar

I am so excited to share this next project with you! This is my Advent Calendar. It's not a difficult project, but a time consuming one. Each letter and number was embossed and cut out, ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of each tin. The tins are adhered to the canvas with Velcro Dots. This is a great project to work on while you're watching TV! See a close up by clicking on the picture.

I plan to fill each tin with a piece of candy or two. Some tins will have strips of paper written with activities that we will do that day--such as bake cookies, look at lights, dinner with friends, etc.

Supplies Used: Baby Jesus is Born stamp set, Big Deal Alphabet and Numbers, Dashing and Wintergreeen Designer Papers, Red Craft Ink, Clear EP, WWC with Aquapainters, Watercolor Paper, River Rock Ribbon, Sticky Strip, Velcro Dots, a 16x20 canvas, and 2 inch Party Favors (found in the Wedding section at Michaels).

Christmas Decor--Part 1

I am working a few different projects for the holiday season and plan on sharing them with you over the next few days. Look forward to a fantastic Advent Calendar, mini trees, and a decorated wreath.

I made this project for my sideline, Kelli, who so generously shared her pictures from the Stampin' Up! regional event we attended in September. My camera batteries died and I could only find 3 of the 4 that my upline brought for me. Kelli took all kinds of pictures and put them on a CD for me. Now, if only I could find it! To view a bigger picture, click on it.

I want to share with you a great product from Stampin' Up that I don't use very often, but really need to use more! It is the Heat & Stick Powder. Usally when I use glitter, I use my 2-Way glue to adhere the glitter. Those of you who do the same thing know that the glitter will come off every single time you touch it. That's okay when you're sending a card because we all know that the card doesn't get handled too much and, truthfully, it most likely ends up in the trash.

For this home decor project, I didn't want to have a naked snowflake, so I used the Heat & Stick Powder. To get the best coverage on my snowflake, I smooshed my Versamark pad on top of the snowflake. Then I added Heat & Stick powder on top of the snowflake, heated it with my heat tool, added my glitter, and heated it again. Now, I have a great snowflake that won't lose it's glitter!

Supplies Used: Real Red and Garden Green cardstock and ink pads, Very Vanilla cardstock, Snowflake from Trimmings chipboard collection in the Holiday mini, Heat & Stick Powder, Silver Glitter, Dashing Designer Paper, Rhinestone Brad from the Pretties Kit, River Rock Double stitched ribbon, Crop-a-Dile, blank coasters.

**If you would like to purchase some blank coasters, I have some left and am selling them 10 for $1. Contact me if you'd like some.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Wrapping Up the Holidays

November 23-December 15, 2007

We're wrapping up the year with great holiday wrapping projects! These projects are the perfect way to give your gifts a one-of-a kind look and style. The spirit of the season isn't just about the gift, it's also the care that goes into the wrapping of it!

Stampin' Up is offering fantastic specials on select items to help make these projects you see here, as well as other projects. After all, it's not just about the present-it's about the presentation!

Holiday Tag Bundle (item 112409)
This bundle includes several pre-cut pieces from the Holiday Glitz kit and makes 15 quick and easy toppers (shown to the left)for fun gift giving. All you need to add is Medium cello bags, a stamp set of your choice (sample shown uses the Tags for All stamp set) and some yummy treats to make this adorable treat bag! $4.95

110380 Tags for All Stamp Set* (20% off) $24.76

110264 Designer Gift cards* (30% off) $4.55

109862 Chocolate Chip satin ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!**mix and match with the pomegranate satin ribbon!

109863 Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free!**mix and match with chocolate satin ribbon!

112410 Empty Accents and Elements Tin-3 Pack (item 112410) A new item chosen just for this promotion! $9.95
-Use the tins to make fantastic mini scrapbooks or decorate them to hold a gift card like shown above.

110147 Celebration wrapping paper* $17.95

110228 Hand Selected Accents & Elements (25% off) $8.21

*This item is from the current Holiday Mini Collection. Only this and other items indicated will be extended through the campaign period while supplies last. All other Holiday Mini items will be available only until November 30.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Event Reminders

Here are some reminders about upcoming events!

  • Retirement List: comes out Dec. 1 Find it on my blog

  • Retirement Celebration: Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 - 12:30
    The cost is $5. Free for Club Members and hostesses from July 2007 - December 2007.

  • Accessory Retirement List: comes out Dec. 10

  • Last day to order from the Fall/Winter Catalog: Dec. 31

  • First day to order from the new Spring/Summer Collection: January 2
    *I’ll email you when I receive my new catalogs!

  • First Club meeting for the next round: Monday, January 14
    There are spaces available in this monthly club. This club rotates between card techniques and scrapbooking. They will be swapping sidebars instead of full layouts. If you want more information about my Clubs, check out the link under Forms.

  • Sale-a-Bration (new name!)---Feb. 1 – March 17


Super Stampin’ Weekend---February 29 – March 2

Early Bird Registration and payment is due January 15! Remember to pick your $50 order from the NEW Spring/Summer catalog that starts January 2. Registration form is listed under Forms in the right hand column.

Cost: All Weekend $160
One Night $130
Saturday only $100

**Add $10 to above prices for registrations received January 16-February 2.



Christmas 6x6 Album Class Monday, January 21 at 6:30
*make 10 two-page layouts using the Winter Bright Simply Scrappin’ Kit. --- I have to wait for the Accessory Retirement List to see if they retire the Simply Scrappin’ Kit I plan on using for the class.

I will need an RSVP by December 9, but money won’t be due until January 7 to give you time to recover from Christmas spending!
If it does not retire, RSVP and Payment due January 7.

The class cost will be $50 with a 6x6 linen ring album (you choose color) or only $35 without the album. We will only use half the kit and you will take home the other half!

Fantastic & Fun Christmas Ornaments

Are you looking for a fun Christmas project for yourself or the kids? These ornaments are made using the On Board Trimmings chipboard found in the Holiday Mini on page 9. It has many different pieces to make up to 40 ornaments. Below is just a sampling of what I have done with this kit.

On Board Trimmings Ornaments

The two ornaments at the top use Designer Paper--don't forget to take advantage of the November special--purchase 3 packs of Designer Paper, get 1 pack free! The bottom two ornaments are covered with craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

Supplies Used:

The Crop-a-dile was used to punch all the holes on these ornaments. It punches through the chipboard so much easier than regular hand punches!

Star Ornament--Holiday Harmony DP, Hand Selected Accents & Elements, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Gold Elastic Cord (all from the Holiday Mini), Holiday Wishes stamp set, Chocolate Chip ink, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet

Nativity Ornament--Fall Flowers DP, A Child is Born stamp set, Shimmery White cardstock, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Black Staz-on ink, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Chip Tafetta Ribbon, Black ink

Snowflake Ornament: Ballet Blue & Whisper White craft pads, II EP, Snowburst Punch, rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit, Red Gingham ribbon

Pink Star Ornament: Regal Rose & Pink Passion craft pads, II EP, Silver Elastic Cord (from Holiday Mini)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Holiday Gift Cards

Since, the holiday season is almost upon us, I want to share some ideas for you to use for your holiday gift giving. These are the gift cards that we made at my Christmas Stamp Camp in October using Stampin' Up's Gift Notes. The Gift Notes include 30 cards (10 each of So Saffron, Old Olive, and Sahara Sand) and envelopes for only $9.95! They have slits inside so that you can easily slide in a gift card of your choice.


Supplies used:Festive Favorites stamp set, Warm Words (very merry sentiment), Weathered Background stamp, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainters, Black staz-on, Confetti White, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, and Bravo Burgundy cardstock, Old Olive ink pad, Bravo Burgundy ink pad, Sahara Sand ink pad, Linen Thread, Moss Gingham ribbon

Homemade Bow Directions

Finally, here are the directions for the bows I showed you last week!

1. Take a 6x12 piece of designer paper or wrapping paper.
2. Cut eight 1x6 strips.
3. Cut one 1x4 strip. Be sure to cut this piece before #4.
4. Cut four 1x5 strips.
5. Divide the eight strips into two sets of four. If you're using Double Sided Designer Paper, decide which side you want showing for each set.

cut pieces

6. Use a glue dot to attach the ends of a strip together---something like this:


7. Repeat for each of the 1x5 and 1x6 strips.
8. Take the 1x4 adhere it into a loop.
9. Use your 1/8 punch to punch a hole at the bottom of each strip---I nestle each set inside each other and punch one time. Repeat for other 2 sets.


10. Use a brad to attach each set of 4 together.

pieces together

11. Use a Pop-Up dot to attach each set together. Add your loop in the center!

finished bow

Supplies Used: Dashing Double Sided Designer Paper, paper cutter, Mini Glue Dots, Pop Up Glue Dots, 1/8" hand punch, brads

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Designer Paper Project #2

See these bows?!!!

Guess what! I made them!! How cool is that?! These are so easy and so fun to make. The first bow uses Stampin' Up's wrapping paper from the Holiday mini and the second bow uses paper from the Rose Red Designer Prints paper. Don't miss out on the fantastic November special--purchase 3 packs of Designer Paper, get one pack free! Call me today to order your beautiful papers. I'll post directions soon!

The wrapping paper is only available until the end of this month--see what it looks like all wrapped up with my bow:

wrapped present

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Super Stampin' Weekend 2008

February 29 - March 2

Could you use a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life to catch up on your scrapbooking? How about uninterrupted time to work on your projects--no kids, no cooking? Then you won't want to miss this event.

There are various options for your stay, so be sure to read below to find what works for you!

Place: King's Domain Camp
5778 State Route 350, Oregonia, OH 45054 (near Lebanon-about a half hour from Miamisburg)

Early Bird Registration Cost:

All weekend $160*
One Night $130*
Saturday Only $100*

The weekend includes:

* $50 order!* plus choose a Sell-a-Bration set
* bedding
* 3 meals (breakfast on your own)
* door prizes
* FOUR make and takes (Saturday mid-morning)
* use of stamps, inks, and punches
* lots of fun!

*Early Bird registration is open from now until January 15. After the 15th, add $10 to the listed prices.

Space is limited, so be sure to send in your registration and payment asap! Registration must be received by February 2.

Pack your favorite scrapbooking/stamping supplies, snacks, drinks, and easy breakfast items (or take a short drive out for breakfast on your own).

*When you complete your registration, you will include a $50 order. If you choose to go over the $50, you will just pay the difference. I will bring your order with me to the Lodge or you can pick it up from my house earlier.

Download the Registration Form by clicking here!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to use only Stampin' Up! supplies? No---use whatever you like! While we obviously LOVE our SU stuff, you will find lots of various tools and supplies used by the other ladies. You will be able to use our ink pads, punches, and various stamp sets while you're there, though!

Can I invite friends to join me? Of course, as long as they send in their Registration form and payment by the due date.

What are the sleeping arrangements? Camp style (all in one large room) in single beds. Pillow and bedding provided. I recommend that you bring an extra blanket and pillow!

If I plan to arrive on Saturday, how early can I get there?
You can arrive starting at 9:00 am. If you are planning to just come on Saturday and not stay the night, you can arrive at 9:00 am and stay until midnight!

How much table space? You will share a table with one other person.

Will there be items for sales? We are not allowed to have Cash & Carry Sales of current merchandise. There will be retired stamp sets and products for sale--cash or check only!

What other things should I bring? Comfortable clothes, toiletry items, slippers, pajamas, snacks and drinks, easy breakfast items, your own scrapbooking/stamping supplies (cardstock embellishments, stamps, pictures, etc). While we will be providing ink pads and some stamps, you will want to bring specific colors and sets you know you will use. Bring a lot of adhesive and extra cutting blade refills!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Oh, what a night!

I had to share with all of you the fantastic club meeting we had tonight. I have a great group of ladies who have been clubbing with me for quite a while. We always have a lot of fun at our meetings, but tonight was super fun! This was the last meeting of the club round (they'll be starting again in January), so instead of doing a scrapbook layout, we stamped on silk scarves with craft ink.

Also, instead of doing our normal card swap, we decided to do a gift exchange where each of us made one stamped project. We played the "thief" game where the next person can choose a new gift or steal one from someone else. Let me tell you, these ladies made some fantastic gifts. Let's see. . .we had some great altered lunch tins, a swap box to hold sidebars, some Christmas ornaments, a Bitty Board book for Halloween, a Christmas organizer, and this fantastic frame:


Michelle made this frame and I am the lucky one to get it! Naturally, I forgot to take pictures of the other gifts even though I had my camera sitting on my desk. But, I do have the gift I made.

Organizer_front organizer_stuff

It's a Christmas Organizer made from the wonderful Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit. Inside it has four pockets for a small planner, Christmas list pad, Gift Guide, and a receipt envelope. I made all of those things to fit inside. The ladies loved it so much, that I plan on offering it as a class, possibly in January--yes, I know that is after Christmas--to make one for next year!

See, we have so much fun at our club meetings! This group has up to 2-3 spots available in their club that meets on the 2nd Mondays of the month beginning in January. Let me know if you would like to take one of the spots. The club is a mixed club. They alternate between making scrapbook pages and learning card techniques. They will be swapping Quickstrips (sidebars) instead of full layouts beginning in January. Contact me if you would like more information!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Super Cute Gift Tag Pouch

I couldn't wait to share this little project with you. It's a great project that uses Stampin' Up's wonderful designer paper. And, now is the time to stock up with SU's November special--Buy 3 packs of Designer Paper, get 1 free! Want to make a quick and easy gift for friends? How about this gift tag pouch?!

Supplies Needed: Cardstock, designer paper (I used Dashing), small flat cello bags, Scallop punch, Corner Rounder, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle punches, Sticky Strip, Velcro dot, stamp set (Merry & Bright and Holiday Tag Team) and inks

1. Cut a piece of cardstock 3 1/8 x 7 1/8. Score it at 5 1/4 and 5 1/2. Fold along score marks to create a flap.
2. Cut a piece of designer paper 1 3/8 x 3 1/8
3. Use our corner rounder to make scalloped edge on the short flap on cs and on one edge of designer paper.
4. Attach designer paper on flap.
5. Use sticky strip or strong adhesive to attach bag to cardstock (put it around the perimeter).
6. Attach velcro dot to underside of flap.
7. Cut an 11" piece of ribbon (mine is Always Artichoke) and tie it in a knot around flap.
8. Make your tags. Stamp off one time to get a lighter image. This will allow your recipient to write clearly on the tag. I also added a small bit of sticky strip to the back of the tag (do not take the red liner off), so that all the recipient needs to do is peel and stick!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Scrap at Home Club

Do you have a hard time coming up with your own layouts?

Do you like the idea of my Scrappin' Club, but can't spend the time coming to the club meeting each month?

Do you just want more time to stamp?!

Then I have an offer for you! I am beginning a Scrap at Home Club. Each club will last three months. You will receive the materials you need to complete 3 layouts---one for each month.

The first month you will receive a stamp set, pack of assorted cardstock, and other supplies (such as ink pads, wheels, etc.), plus a package from me with step-by-step directions and pictures of the 3 layouts and any additional papers and embellishments you need. The next two months you will receive additional supplies that build on what you have to complete two more layouts.

You have two options for this Club:

1. Each month pick up your supplies from my house. This is the cheapest option because we cut down on the shipping charge when we share shipping expenses. SU has a minimum shipping of 3.95 or 10%--whichever is greater.

2. Have everything shipped directly to you.

Round 1 of my Scrappin' By Mail Club goes from November to January.

Round 1 Club Fees:
Pick Up: November $53 December $22 January $22
Direct ship: November $55 December $25 January $25

What do you get?

November: Snowfall Stamp Set, 12x12 In-Color Assorted CS, Whisper White Craft Pad, 3 layout ideas with pictures and step-by-step directions, additional paper and embellishments (ribbon, brads, etc.) for all 3 layouts.

December: Wild Wasabi pad, Purely Pomegranate pad, Soft Sky Pad

January: Snow Burst Punch, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals. You will also receive a coupon for $5 off a class of your choice (valid for one class scheduled January - April)

Each month will also have optional add-on products. Choose any or all of these items at catalog price--which is approximately 17% off! Plus, as a Scrap at Home Clubber, you are eligible to receive Clubber prices on any of my classes during the club months.

Do you already own the stamp set, punch, or ink pads? Just substitute any item for something of equal or lesser value.

Interested? Click here for more information about this round!

Layout 2 layout 3

New Class Added!

Okay, I have had a few requests for a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack, so I'm going to do one on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 PM. Make 10 cards (2 of 5 designs) for $15, includes envelopes. Need more than 10 cards? Add $7.00 for each additional set of 5. I must receive an RSVP and payment by November 20th so that I can prepare your project supplies. You can drop off or mail your checks to Carrie Clary 961 Cottage Avenue, Miamisburg, OH 45342

Are you already taking my Christmas Photo Card class on the 25th? You will be able to change the greetings on these cards to say "thank you" or "happy birthday" or other various sentiments.

Here are 4 of the cards. I'll keep the 5th one as a surprise!


Sunday, November 4, 2007

Modified Photo Cards

I've had a few requests about doing photo cards that you can put wallet size photos on instead of the 4x6. So, here it is:

All the designs are the same. The only difference is that it is about the size of a standard card and fits into our regular envelopes. So, if you are interested in making this size card at my Christmas Photo Card Class on Sunday, November 25 at 1:00 PM, the cost will be $25 (instead of $30). Add an additional set of 4 cards for only $5. Want 8 more, add $10, etc. RSVP and payment for this class is due by November 14.

Friday, November 2, 2007

November Project of the Month

Now that Halloween is over, it is time for a few Thanksgiving projects. This month's project is this adorable banner.


This banner is made using the On Board Garland Greetings and Apple Cider Designer Paper in the Holiday mini catalog and a little coordinating cardstock. The chipboard packet includes pieces to make a JOY banner, as well as additional little snowflakes, leaves, etc.

Working with chipboard is really easy. I use our Anywhere Glue Sticks to adhere the chipboard to my designer paper, cut out the piece, and then use a sanding block to finish the edges. You can also cover your chipboard piece in craft ink (our Craft Spots are perfect for this!) and leave as is, or emboss with clear or Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Don't miss out, this is the last month to order from the Holiday mini! Click on the catalog below to view the Holiday mini.


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Anatomy of a Swap

Kyle Vampire

Tuesday was Trick or Treat. Here's my little boy in his scary vampire costume. Many of you know that I like to go to the Halloween store the day after Halloween to find Kyle's next Halloween costume. You can't beat 50% off! One year I accidentally ended up with a purple girl dinosaur instead of a manly green one. Last year I bought this adorable vampire costume that Kyle decided he liked. Anyway, Kent took Kyle trick or treating while I passed out the treats at my house. So, I decided to work on a mega swap that is due this Friday.

Anatomy of a Swap

What is this?

My Mega Swap layout!
mega swap

What is a swap? It is when a group of stampers make enough scrapbook pages or cards for everyone in the group. My Stampin' and Scrappin' Clubs swap at each meeting. Some people have asked how I do my swaps, so I thought I'd share my ideas.

The swap you see here is a 12x12 layout for a Mega Swap that my upline is hosting. We need to make 19 layouts and will receive 18 back (one is for her to keep as hostess of the swap). Sounds like a lot, doesn't it?! The trick is to break everything down into steps.

1. Decide your colors, stamp set, etc.
2. Make one layout to start. This allows you to move things around or add elements.
3. Cut everything you need to make all layouts/cards.
4. Get out the correct # of background pages. Stamp or wheel these if needed.
5. Stamp your sidebars or other elements (title bars, tags, journaling box, etc.)
6. Color in line images (if needed).
7. Adhere small pieces together (like tags, matted punches, etc.)
8. Begin adhering pieces to background pages. Sometimes I start with adhering one element at a time and other times I put together the whole page before I go to the next.

When you are doing a swap, it's a good idea to work on these steps over a few days. Day One--do steps 1 - 2. Day 2---step 3. Day 3--setep 4 -5, etc. The idea is to break it up into small, manageable steps!

Why do we swap? It is MUCH easier to make 8 of 1 layout/card than it is to make 8 different layouts/cards. Swapping also gives you a variety of looks without having to purchase all the stamps yourself! Swapping also allows me to get (somewhat) caught up on my scrapbooking. If I had to design all the pages in my scrapbook, I'd be waaay behind! Now, I just grab a swap that goes with the theme of my pictures, add some matting, occasionally a title bar, and maybe an accent or two and I'm finished!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Photo Card Class

Each year since I've become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up!, I've made my own Christmas Cards. Prior to that I used to send photo cards. Well, I've come across an idea to combine both of them! Here it is:

Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

These 9 x 4" cards fit into our Large Open End Envelopes. They fit a 6x4 photo. You can always trim your photo to leave a colored border around it like I did. They open up so that you can write a message inside. I've deliberately left these cards fairly simple so that you can recreate a bunch of them easily. You can always jazz up your own cards by adding glitter or ribbon or other embellisments! Here is what the inside looks like:

Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

How fun! So, I am offering three options for you to make your own photo cards for the holiday season.

1. Take the class on Sunday, November 25 at 1:00 pm. You will make 20 cards for $30--5 of four designs (envelopes included). Add $5 for an additional set of 4 cards. Want 8 more cards? Add $10 and so on. You will need to bring a paper cutter with scoring blade and your own adhesive. RSVP and PAYMENT due November 13.

2. Choose a card, purchase the Card Kit($30) and stamp set(s), add additional supplies as needed. Each card kit will make 20 cards (envelopes included) and will have all pieces cut and scored for you. You will just need to pick up your supplies from my Miamisburg home. Orders will be available for pick up starting November 26. Need more than 20 cards? Each additional set of 10 cards/envelopes will cost $12. Orders and payments must be received by November 13.

3. Pick a card and purchase the supplies for it. These orders will be shipped directly to you. Add and delete items as needed. With a purchase of at least $60, I will email you a direction sheet for the card you choose. See Cost Breakdown below.

Here are the other 3 cards:

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Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

Cost Breakdown for Cards

*note that on the Merry & Bright Snowman card, you can earn hostess benefits ($15 free and a level 1 hostess set) if you purchase all of the listed supplies!



Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fall Candy Dish

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This was a quick and easy project I put together for my Grandma, who just loves Andes Mints. I told her about the fancy Andes mints that are molded and found some at WalMart.

This glass dish is from the Flower Factory. I used the Autumn Leaves stamp set and stamped colors that coordinated with the mint wrappers--More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke, and River Rock. I cut out the leaves and embossed over them with Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder. I attached them together with a gold brad and used the fantastic gold cord from the Holiday mini to add a little more decoration. I anchored the leaves to the glass with our mini glue dots.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Cards for the Troops

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Here are the cards I am donating to the troops with the help of my World Card Making Day participants and some additional cards I made. Thanks to all of you who helped with this project! We made the Moose You card at the WCMD stamp-a-stack on October 6.

The cards are being sent to a group called "Support America's Armed Forces." They collect donations and send various packages to troops overseas. Check out their website for additional information.

Homemade Christmas Fudge

Now that my Christmas Stamp Camp is over, I can share this fun project with you! Each of my guests received one of these just for coming. This little gift is perfect for your co-workers!

ETA: I just realized that you can't see that a Hershey Bar is inside the sleeve--that, of course, is your homemade fudge! :)


1. 7 ¼” x 5 ½” cardstock. Score at 2 ¼, 2 ½, 4 ¾, and 5”.
2. Adhere overlap.
3. Decorate as desired.
4. Insert Hershey Bar.

I used the shorter version of the poem. Here is the entire version:

Dashing from the malls
With groceries yet to buy,
Lessons, work and housecleaning,
Life’s so crazy! Why?

Bells on our telephone ring,
The machine will take the call,
We have not time for family or friends,
It drives us up the wall.

How are you? How’s your life?
We really want to know.
Hope you’re ready for Christmas,
Now maybe it will snow.

A day or two ago,
We thought we’d make a treat,
For all our special friends-
A Christmas gift to eat.

Our intentions were top notch,
But our schedules would not budge,
Hence, here’s this year’s edition
Of homemade

Christmas Fudge.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

12 x 12 Cardstock

Exciting news from Stampin' Up! today! When the new Spring/Summer Collection comes out in January, we will be getting all 48 colors back in single packs of our 12x12 cardstock!! You've got to love a company that really listens to the needs and wants of it's demonstrators and customers.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about----this current catalog does not give you the option of purchasing all 48 colors of our 12x12 cardstock in single packs like we've had in the past. You can buy assorted color family packs that contain 3 sheets of each color, but not whole packs (20 sheets) of one color. This makes it a little more difficult for me to plan my Scrapbooking classes and for my Clubbers to plan their swaps. I never realized the true benefit of having all 48 colors until they were taken away!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Santa is Coming to Town!

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Or is he?! Do you want stamps under your tree this year? Then be sure to download my wish list form from here. Fill it out and give it to your husband or mother or whoever buys you gifts. All they have to do is call me to order your goodies. They can pay with cash, check, or charge. When the order arrives (beginning Dec. 12), they just have to pick it up from my house. I even gift wrap! Simple, easy. Be sure to get what you want for Christmas this year--fill out a wish list!

In order to beat the Christmas shipping rush, I am asking that your gift giver contact me no later than November 25th. Orders will be available for pick-up from my Miamisburg home beginning December 12.

Plus, for each person contacting me to buy you gifts, I will enter you into a drawing for 4 stamp sets from my basket. So, if 3 people contact me, I will put your name in 3 times!

Monday, October 15, 2007

November & December Scrap Classes

Thankful Page
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Here is the layout that we will be doing at my November Scrap Class on Wednesday, November 14. The cost of the class is $10 or only $5 with a $25 purchase that night. Techniques: watercoloring with the watercolor wonder crayons and aquapainters, and faux stitching. RSVP for this class by November 7.

Scrap Classes begin at 7:00 PM and go until 9:00 PM. These classes are great for scrapbookers who want to learn new techniques without the Club Commitment. Usually, we do the same layout as my Scrappin' Clubs.

Merry Page
Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

I orginally had this Christmas layout planned for November, but have moved it to the December Class on Wednesday, December 12. Techniques: Craft Ink--color and embossing, hidden journaling box RSVP by December 5.

Halloween Page

Halloween Page

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This is a page we made at Tammy J's workshop this month. It uses my favorite alphabet of all time---the Big Deal alphabet. I just love it!

If you would like to make fun projects like this, be sure to schedule a workshop with me. My workshops are hands-on. You and your guests get to make a project or two. Don't want to clean your house? Have your workshop at mine. Plus, when you have your workshop at my house, you will get to choose a stamp set from my basket with a qualifying workshop of $150 or more. Call me today to schedule your November workshop!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Halloween Baskets

Halloween Baskets
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Okay, I said I would post directions on how to make these cups, but I bet most of you already figured out how to make them! Take a 5 oz dixie cup and carefully pull it apart at the seam. The bottom of the cup will come off completely. Use this cup as your template. Trace template on your designer paper and cut out. Use sticky strip to adhere it to a new cup. You will need to trim a little off the bottom. Stamp and embellish as you wish! You can make a handle from ribbon or cardstock, like I've done on these. Handle measures 6 1/2 x 1/2 (black) and 6 1/2 x 1/4" (pumpkin pie). Attach handles to the cups using brads.

The Great Pumpkins!


Don't you love these pumpkins? They're great for putting on a table as a centerpiece or hanging from the ceiling or stringing them togther to make a garland. Can you tell I'm on a garland kick?


1. Cut 10-12 1" x 8" strips of double-sided designer paper.
2. Stack them together and use your Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole through all of them. If you don't own a C-A-D, then you need one. Or just punch single holes through each strip making sure to line the holes so they're even.
3. Repeat at the other end of the stack.
4. Cut a piece of ribbon---oh, I don't know how long, I just guessed! Maybe 6-8 inches. Put it through one of stacks and tie a knot at the top so that you have a stem.
5. Thread the ribbon through the other end and tie a knot so that you have a C shape.
6. Spread out each of the papers, make some leaf shapes, and curly cues and you have a pumpkin!

* you can play with the measurements of the strips, but I don't recommend going larger than 9". If you want to make tiny pumpkins, be sure to adjust the width of the strips.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Holiday Glitz Promotion

October 1 until supplies run out!

Make your holiday cardmaking easier this year with a little help from the Holiday Glitz Card kit. With our precut & scored cardstock and Designer Paper, festive zigzag ribbon, and Rhinestone brads, spreading handmade holiday cheer has never been this easy. These kits are designed so that you can use any stamp set that you own or choose one of the sets used in the samples above. The kits make a matchbook style card. You can purchase this fantastic kit two different ways:

  1. Purchase one of 4 special holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for the special price of $24.95 each, or
  2. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit (110286) for $28.95 each with no additional purchase required.

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 cards and includes:

  • Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
  • Whisper White Envelopes (15)
  • Rhinestone brads (15)
  • Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
  • Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Item Page #Stamp SetPrice
109234 45Snowfall $23.95
106786 36The Snowflake Spot $20.95
109266 35Big on Christmas $18.95
110359 5*Love & Joy $23.95

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Halloween Baskets

Halloween Baskets
Images © 1990-2007 Stampin’ Up!

Again with the Batty for You set, you ask! Yes, I just love this set and can't seem to stop using it for all of my Halloween projects. Aren't these the cutest baskets?! They're made from Dixie Cups. Who comes up with these things?!

These baskets are for everyone attending my World Card Making Day Stamp-a-Stack this coming Saturday at 10:00 am. They're a little empty, but that's nothing that a little chocolate won't fix! I'll post directions after the stamp-a-stack, so be sure to check back next week. Wednesday is the last day to sign up for this class, so contact me asap for one of the few spots left.

World Card Day Stamp-a-Stack Details
Date: Saturday, October 6
Cost: $17, includes envelopes
Time: 10:00 - 1:00
You will make 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs ranging from Birthday to Christmas! PLUS, make one extra card to be donated to the troops. Please RSVP by October 3 so that I can prepare your project supplies. I will have plenty of prizes to raffle off. Earn extra raffle tickets for being one of the first 5 to RSVP, bringing a friend new to me, dressing in red, white, and blue, placing an order, etc. This is sure to be a fun-filled day!