Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Love You Much

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle.

If you're like me, sometimes it's hard to wait for something new, but this month you can get your hands on new Stampin' Up! products before they come out in the catalog!"

(Click the picture above to make larger.)

The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set


Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)


Heart To Heart punch


Bundle Retail Value


Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)


Click here to download the flyer.

To get these fun valentine stamps and accessories at a discount they must be ordered by Jan 18th. They will be available separately in the new catalog on Jan 19th at regular prices.

Here are some great ideas that can be made with these fun products!

Terri's Stamping Spot

i Stamp

Inking Idaho

Paper Pleasing Ideas


Retired Stamps & Accessories

Stampin' Up! retires stamp sets and accessories with each new catalog. Why do stamps and accessories retire you ask? To make room for all the terrific new stamp sets and accessories coming in the next catalog.

This is your last chance to get any products that are retiring.

Products must be ordered by Jan 18th. Any item on the accessory list will sell out fast, so let me know immediately if there is anything you are interested in.

To view any of the retired lists, click on the links below.

Retired stamps (alphabetical)
Retired stamps (numerical - page #)
Retired accessories (I will update this link on monday, Jan 5 when the list posts)

The new Catalog comes out on January 19th. Come back here on the 19th and click on the link on right side of the page to view the new catalog. If you would like to have a catalog of your own to peruse at your leisure, let me know so that I make sure to get one ordered for you. I am charging only $5 to cover the cost.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Retired list is here.....and a special discount!

The waiting is finally over and the retired list is here!

For the first time ever Stampin' Up! is discounting stamps that are on the retired list.

From December 9-23

* Any set on the retired list will be 10% off.
* Any order over $70 will receive FREE SHIPPING

Now is the time to get all of the sets that you have been wanting but have not ordered yet. This is a SUPER deal since you won't have to pay shipping and get a discount. I will need to place an order by Dec. 16th if you want anything for christmas. If you are interested in any stamp sets please let me know as soon as possible.

After January 18th these sets will be gone forever.

To download the retired list click below:

alpabetical listing

numerical listing


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December Stamp Night

Happy Holidays!

The year has almost passed us by and it's time to finish up your Christmas projects before the big day. I know that this time of year is very busy so I have set aside two days for you to come and make a few projects that can be used for Christmas as well as all year long.
Please let me know as soon as possible what you would like to make this month.

Friday, December 12, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Come anytime during my hours but make
sure to allow enough time to finish all of
your projects.

My House
- Let me know if you need directions.

GiftCard - inside


Scrapbook Pages


Gift Tags
Make these fun gift tags and add a personal touch to all of your packages this Christmas. There are eight different designs in several different colors in a specially made envelope. Anyone receiving your present will love these fun tags.

Reindeer Food

Here is a small treat to make for your children, family or friends. They can sprinkle this magic mixture in the front yard to help Santa and his reindeer find your house much easier.


Items A la Cart:

* Class Fee $15 (details below)

* Scrapbook pages $8 (when bought separately as a double page layout)

* Cards $2
(if you order 4 or more cards (any kind) the cost will go down to

* Gift Tags $2

* Bag in a Box $3

* Reindeer Food $2

* Pre-made Items $5
(if you are not able to come to stamp night, add $5 to your total and I will put them together for you)

Class Fee Details:
You will make:
* Both of the 2-page 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
- (I can change the size if you let me know, ex. 8-1/2 x 11)

* Your choice of 2 cards (Let me know which two you would like)


Monday, December 1, 2008

Sampler Promotion

From December 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009, in celebration of Stampin’ Up!’s twentieth anniversary, spend $20 on any Stampin’ Up! products and get 20 percent off any stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler—no limit! Choose from any of the stamp sets below:

Click here to view the flyer with pictures.
Item #DescriptionRetail20% Off
111564Flight of the Butterfly$31.95$25.56
112911Vuelo de la mariposa (Spanish Flight of the Butterfly)$31.95$25.56
111676Puns from the Past$27.95$22.36
111660Just Jawing$25.95$20.76
111624Dreams du Jour$18.95$15.16
111700Thank You Kindly$13.95$11.16
111714Wow Flowers$12.95$10.36
112955Flores llamativas (Spanish Wow Flowers)$12.95$10.36
111600Bella’s Bloom$12.95$10.36


Monday, November 10, 2008

November Stamp Night

The month is slipping away and it is getting harder to find a night to get together. I am setting two nights aside for stamping this month and I hope that one will work for your schedule. I am posting the projects that are available to make. I just need to get a message from you telling me which items you would like to make.
This is the class for all of you have been asking for me to teach you how to make the nugget boxes.

Tuesday November 18, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Come anytime during my hours but make
sure to allow enough time to finish all of
your projects.

My House

You will make:
* Both of the 2-page 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
- (I can change the size if you let me know, ex. 8-1/2 x 11)

* Your choice of 2 cards (Let me know which two you would like)

**Class Fee: $15


Items A la Cart:

* Scrapbook pages $8

* Cards $2
(if you order 4 or more cards the cost will go down to

* Nugget Box $3


Rub On Some Cheer!

Get 20% off all Rub-Ons when you spend $20 on Stampin’ Up! products.

For only $8.76 per package (regularly $10.95), you can get any of Stampin’ Up!’s fun and unique Rub-Ons that can be used on cards, scrapbook pages, crafting projects, and more!

This offer is only good through November 30, so contact me TODAY!

Click on the list to the right to enlarge and download the flyer.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Celebrating 20 Years!

It's a Birthday Party!

WHAT: Stampin’ Up!®’s 20th Birthday
WHEN: October 1-31, 2008
RSVP: Contact me today to celebrate with Stampin’ Up! and get 20% off select stamp sets!

Spend $20 on regular catalog merchandise and get 20% off these select birthday stamp sets:

Click on the above chart to enlarge or download the flyer.

While Supplies Last......


Sunday, September 28, 2008

October Stamp Night

Happy Boo to You!

I am trying something a little different this month for my stamp night. I am posting the projects that we are doing and then you can choose which items and how many you would like to do. I have tried to add a few holiday items in the mix, as well as some general items that you can use anytime. I hope that this gets you as excited about coming as I am for you to come.

Saturday October 11, 2008 @ 10 am

My House

You will make:
* Both of the 2-page 12 x 12 scrapbook layouts
- (I can change the size if you let me know, ex. 8-1/2 x 11)

* Your choice of 2 cards (Let me know which two you would like)

**Class Fee: $15

Click on any of the pictures to enlarge.

These are the two scrapbook pages that we will be doing.
There is a Halloween layout as well as a all occasion layout.

These are all four of the cards which you may choose from.


I have included a few add-on's to the class, or you may pick and choose the items you would like.

* Frankenstein popcorn slider $3

* Additional cards $2
(if you order 4 or more cards the cost will go down to

* Scrapbook pages $8


Sunday, September 7, 2008

In Colors

It is taking me some time to get used to the new in-colors in the current catalog. I decided to try a couple of cards that I have seen from other stampers.

This first card I loved as soon as I saw it and knew that I must CASE it from Michelle. To find the instructions please click here.

Stamps: Cute as a Bug
Paper: kiwi kiss bashful blue, so saffron, whisper white
kiwi kiss
Punches: scallop edge punch
Accessories: gingham ribbon from hobby lobby

The second card I have seen done several times but I really liked the way Tara did it on her blog. To get the instructions for this card you can click here. The technique used to make the hair is called frayed ribbon. You can find this tutorial here.

Stamps: Pick a Petal
Paper: baja breeze, whisper white, basic black
baja breeze, tangarine tango, basic black
Punches: 1/2" circle
Accessories: ribbon
frayed ribbon

I hope that you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them. I think that they will be used many times.


Enrichment - Thanks You's

Wednesday was Enrichment Night in my ward. I am the new enrichment leader and was asked to make a thank you card and nugget box as a thank you for the speakers that we had come. Since all of the speakers were men I could not make anything to cutesy. I always find it harder to make things that will appeal to men. I do think that these did the trick. Please let me know if you like them.

Stamps: Seeing Spots, True Friend
Paper: chocolate chip, night of navy, very vanilla
Ink: chocolate chip, night of navy, more mustard
Accessories: ribbon, brad, sticky strip, address labels, nuggets
Techniques: sponging



I have created a survey that I would love for you to take to help me design better classes for you. If you could just spend less than 5 minutes and take this survey I would greatly appreciate it. I am trying to create classes that you are interested in and this will help me do it. All that you will have to do is click on the word survey at the bottom of this post to respond.

Bag in a Box

I have seen so many of these cute projects all over the blog sphere. I have wanted to try one for a very long time, here is my version. You can find the instructions to make these by clicking here. This was much easier to make than I thought it would be and will be a very versatile project that can be used for tone of things.

Here is a close up of the detail on the front. The circle that is behind the scallop punch is done by placing two round tab punches together. The scallop that is one the bottom was made using the slit punch.

Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: certainly celery, bashful blue, whisper white, cutie pie DP
bashful blue
Punches: scallop edge circle, 1" circle, 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle, round tab, slit, boho blossoms
Accessories: ribbon, circle rhinestone brad, white gel pen
Techniques: punches, faux stitching


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Last Night

Those who were unable to make it last night...

these are the projects that you missed. If you would still like to make them let me know.

Summertime Tree

To make this page we started with the bashful blue base and then added the tree. I made a pattern for the tree myself and cut it out of chocolate chip paper, we distressed the edges and used the edge of the stamp pad to make the lines for the trunk. We then used the scallop punch with garden green and celery for all of the leaves and plants, we sponged all the edges with garden green. The fence was made with whisper white 1/4-inch rails and the word window punch for the posts. The sun was made with the scallop punch and yo yo yellow. Once it was punched we lightly attached the yellow scallop to a plain piece of copy paper and used the scallop punch off-set to make the points instead of the round scallops, we then sponged with only orange. The swing was attached under the tree by piercing a whole in the blue and tying a knot on the back of the page. The holes are hidden by the leaves of the tree. The twine is pulled through the swing and tied in a knot on the bottom. This is attached to the blue with dimentionals. Tada!!! You should have 2 new pages for your scrapbook enjoyment.

Paper: bashful blue, chocolate chip, garden green, certainly celery, whisper white, yo yo yellow

Ink: garden green, cho
colate chip, only orange, real red
Punches: scallop circle punch, word window
Accessories: sponge, hemp twine, dimentionals
Techniques: punches, sponging

Baja Chocolate

To make these pages we started with close to cocoa base which we stamped using the versa mark ink. We then sponges the edges with chocolate chip ink. Set these aside to let them dry while we finish up. Next, we take the 12" baja breeze paper and stamp the image in different directions using chocolate chip and set aside. Next, we used the new scallop edge punch, I found this punch a little difficult to line up when I first tried it but know that I have the hang of it - I LOVE IT! We punched the whole 12" inch side and then pierced a whole in each of the scallops, this kind of makes it look like lace. All of the layers should be dry by now so we just glue them all together, glue the white on the back of the chocolate chip edge, and then glue the chocolate chip to the bottom of the baja breeze. Glue all of these layers down to the base and you are almost finished. The last thing that we need to do is to staple ribbon to the edges of the 2 photo mats. I did not have any matching ribbon for the new baja breese so I just dyed some of the white grosgrain that I had. To dye ribbon you can use an ink refill or your stamp pad. You can see a tutorial for it here and here. I hope that you like this page. I really enjoyed coming up with the design and I loved using the new in-colors.

Stamps: True Friend
Paper: close to cocoa, baja breeze, chocolate chip, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip, versa mark
Punches: scallop edge punch
Accessories: ribbon, paper piercer, staples, sponge
Techniques: watermark, sponging

Bella Rose Kiss

I really enjoyed making this card. I loved it so much that I cased it from Lori so that we could make it last night. All of the colors that we used are the new In-Colors. We used ridinghood red for the base and punched the scallop edge on the front. We then placed a layer of kiwi kiss behind to top and scalloped the edge as well. All of the squares we distressed/roughed up the edges and then glued down to the pink pirouette and then glued that down to a layer of kiwi kiss. The flower is from the
big flowers stamp set and we stamped that in ridinghood red, punched it out and layered it onto a chocolate chip punch. Glue the flower down to the squares and pierce a hole through the center to place the brad. Glue this whole layer down to the card front and stamp one of the phrases from heard from the heart in chocolate chip. Last, tie a piece of chocolate ribbon to the top and you are FINISHED!

Stamps: Big Flowers, Heard from the Heart
Paper: ridinghood red, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, whisper white, bella rose DP
Ink: ridinghood red, chocolate chip
Punches: scallop edge punch, 1-1/4" circle, 1-3/8" circle
Accessories: ribbon, brad
Techniques: punches, distressing tool

Pick a Thank You

This was the last project that we did last night. I also cased this idea from my favorite stamper out there in cyberspace. This idea came from Angie
at chic n' scratch. This is one of the easiest stamping projects that I have done and oh so cute. You first need to stamp the thank you from enjoy every moment and line this up with the bottom of the white layer. Next, stamp the circle from pick a petal. Next is to choose a petal and stamp this on the top. glue this layer to the colored layer and then place this on top of the white base. Last but not least tie a matching ribbon to the base of the card and WAHLA! your done. Now isn't that cute.

Stamps: Pick a Petal, Enjoy Every Moment
Paper: whisper white, real red, night of navy
real red, night of navy
Accessories: 5/8" ribbon

I hope that you enjoy these projects as much as we did. Please let me know if you are interested in making these now that you have seen them.



Copyright Info

Text, images, concepts, and designs © Allison Whiting; All rights reserved. Nothing may be copied or changed without requesting permission from myself alone. My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for publication or contest submissions. Most products used are Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008, unless otherwise specified.

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