Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Recover Rapidly

Here is an adorable card by Lorri Heiling, my Sweet Upline, that she made for our swaps on Monday night. I loved this card so much that I just had to make a couple for my two girls in my downline who are both sick this week.  This was such an adorable card and yet, so simple to make.  I made four of them while watching t.v Tuesday night!  

I changed the colors around to make them more girly for the girls, I hope they like pinks.  LOL.  Lorri's card would easily be a more masculine get well.  We all know how hard it is to make the right cards for the "boys"!.

Thanks Lorri for a great team meeting on Monday and for the great card to CASE.

Lorri's card stock choices were Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake (all C's!).  I'm going to guess the ink was Chocolate Chip as well (help me out here Lorri) or it was Early Espresso.  I think my ink pad was much wetter because my "dots" on the band-aids aren't as clear.  Lorri's looks much better!

Below is my card using Rose Red, Regal Rose and Sahara Sand.  Also Whisper White for the "band aids".  The ink is also Rose Red.  Rhinestones were used to dress up the card with a bit of bling.

The Stamp set is from Sale-A-Bration called Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624).  I think the only stamp I didn't show you earlier as I was making a card each night from this set.  I promise to move on to another set for my next post!  

I see a Stamp-A-Stack coming with this card!!

Thanks for looking in and have a great Hump-Day!  Half-way through the week when this day is done!  Yay!

~ Donna

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

3-D Swap With the weSTAMP Team!

Well, here it is, my first Swap with my new Upline "weSTAMP".  Our theme this month was to do something from the Spring Mini Catalog and/or Sale-A-Bration, so here's mine.  I have to say, I'm really proud of myself for getting these done EARLY.  Before I would always put it off and be stressed.  This one was mostly done a week ago, but had to wait for my pretty flowers to come in so I could ink and attach them.  What do you think?  I found this on Qbee's Quest.  This woman is amazing with the things she makes and she's always so generous with sharing all the details.  Thank you Brenda!  You are Awesome!

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Ciao, Baby! (w-129645 / c-129648)
Ink:  Primrose Petals
Card Stock:  Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals Core'dinations (129322)
DSP:  More Amore (129309)
Extras:  Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits (117332), Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (125601), Curly Label Petite Punch* (129405), 5/8" Flower Trim (126869), Pink Pirouette / Rose Red - 1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon (129294), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Sanding System (129367)

It was a lot of fun to make and really very easy once I got started. Inside is filled with Hershey Kisses!  Yum!

Have a great day and remember to always Stamp Well With Others!  ;)

~ Donna

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mini Thanks a Ton

These cute little Thank You's were made to slip into my recent workshop orders.  Don't tell the girls though, I want them to be a surprise... ha ha.  They should receive their bags of goodies before they see this post though (except for Linda!) so I should be safe.  Besides, it's what is written inside each one that makes each card special.

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions * (w-129621 / c-129624)
Card Stock:  Whisper White (cut at 6" x 3", scored at 3" for a 3" x 3" card)
DSP:  Sycamore Street DSP * (127540)
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Extra - But not in this picture (drats!) I also added a small rhinestone inside the flower.  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
* Indicates Sale-a-Bration Freebies

Thanks for stopping in!

~ Donna

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Make a Wish Window Card

I spotted this card on Angie Leach's blog and fell instantly in love.  It was designed by Darla, from her downline.  I tried to do different colors, but these colors were just so perfect together, I had to just CASE it!

I just love this stamp set - called "Make a Wish" from the Spring Mini Catalog and especially love this particular stamp.  It looks extra nice with direct ink to stamp coloring and stamping.  This set was a gift from my Sweet Upline, Lorri Heiling when I joined her weSTAMP Team in December.  Thank you Lorri!!!

The first one here was my first attempt which didn't turn out how I wanted.  I forgot to take the ribbon into consideration when I cut the Whisper White card stock, so I made it again with a wider cut and also changed the little greeting in the window.

Here is the inside so you can see how the punch works with the background paper.

To line up the punch on the front of the card, first punch out three pieces from a post it note on the sticky part.  This way you can line them up so you see where to punch.  Then line up your punch - upside down so you can see the post-it and then punch it out.

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Sets:  Make a Wish (w-129219 / c-129222) and Pretty Petites* (w-129639 / c-129642)
Card Stock:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers - Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Summer Starfruit
DSP:  Sycamore Street DSP * (127540)
Extra's:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack * (130812), Curly Label Petite Punch * (129405) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246).

* Indicates Sale-a-Bration Freebies!

Thanks for stopping in today!  

~ Donna

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thanks a Ton!

One more and then something new, I promise!  This one is just very clean and simple, but sometimes we need a fast and fuss-free card, right?

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set - Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624)*
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals (for the ear)
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP:  Sycamore Street (127540) *
Extras:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Dimensionals (104430), Brights Designer Buttons (119747)

* Indicates Sale-A-Bration Freebies!

Enjoy your Saturday - Stamp something pretty!

~ Donna

Friday, January 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Here's another stamp from the adorable Patterned Occasions set from Sale-A-Bration as well as another look at the pretty Sycamore Street DSP also in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

I colored the cupcake with Stampin' Markers so I could have some variety on the stamp.  This one has Primrose Petals for the cupcake, Daffodil Delight on the frosting, Island Indigo on the candle and Raspberry Ripple for the heart.

The card stock behind the cupcake and the DSP is Island Indigo.  Did you notice I only have the card stock on two sides of the DSP?  I thought I'd try something new and I like it.  What do you think?

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624)*
Ink:  Stampin' Write Markers:  Primrose Petals, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock:  Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
DSP:  Sycamore Street (127540)*
Extras:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Word Window (119857), Modern Label (119849) and (oops... a non-su punch - 2" Scallop Circle)  I was thinking the scallop was too small when I put it together, it was supposed to be the 2 3/8" Scallop (118874), Dimensionals (104430)

Hope you had a great week!  Happy Weekend~

~ Donna

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Whole Latte Love for You

Valentine's and Sale-A-Bration makes a nice combination for today's card.  Probably a good card to post since today is mine and hubby's anniversary.  Guess I should plan to give it to him huh?  

This card uses a combination of Sale-A-Bration and the new Spring Mini Catalog.  I have to say, I would never thought of putting any shades of blue in for Valentine's, but Pool Party really looks nice in this combination.

If you click on the picture, it should open in a new window and you'll be able to see some of the detail a bit better.  The Primrose Petals card stock behind the cup is actually Core'dinations Card Stock from page 12 in the Spring Mini.  While I didn't distress or sand it at all, I thought it looked nice with the texture it has.  You'll also see that the cup has been stamped twice - once in Pool Party and once in Primrose Petals and then fussy cut and raised up with a Dimensional.

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624)
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White
DSP:  Core'dinations Primrose Petals (129322), More Amore (129309)
Extras:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals (104430)

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

~ Donna

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Who's a Smarty Pants?

Are you ready to congratulate your favorite Smarty Pants?  With one of the FREE sets available during the Sale-A-Bration celebration!  This is just one of the cutest sets I've seen in a while and I'll be posting a new one each day for the next few days, so be sure to come and see them all.

The set is called Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624).  The Designer Paper Series (DSP) is also from Sale-A-Bration - Sycamore Street (127540) and one more little thing... that cute little button is a Sale-A-Bration freebie as well.  Not just one button of course, but a package of buttons and ribbons!  

If you haven't received a SAB Brochure and you don't already have a Demonstrator, I'd be happy to be your Demonstrator and send you one.  Just email me and it will be on the way.  (USA residents and mailing address only please.)

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions (w-129621 / c-129624)*
Card Stock:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink:  Island Indigo
DSP:  Sycamore Street (127540)*
Extras:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L (126999), Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812)*, Chevron Embossing Folder (127749), Linen Thread (104199)

* indicates Sale-A-Bration Freebie!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Don't be shy, say hello when you stop in.  :)

~ Donna

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration Begins!

The best time of the Stampin' Up! year (other than when the new catalog releases in June) is here!  Sale-A-Bration!  Earn a free Sale-a-Bration product for every $50.00 spent.  

Below is a list of each of the items available for FREE with your $50.00 purchase.  I'll be sharing some of the cute things made with some of the freebies I've received already.  Being a demonstrator is such a perk because we can order things before they are available to the public.  If you'd like to become a demonstrator, you can see everything early too!  Even better, if you join during Sale-a-Bration, you can receive even MORE in your starter kit.  Instead of $125.00 worth of product for $99.00, you can choose an additional 25% (to celebrate the Stampin' Up! 25 year anniversary), that's $156.25 of products for only $99.00!

I'd love to have you join my team, contact me or see my website under "Join The Fun"

Sale-A-Bration Sets
Wood-Mount Item
Clear-Mount Item
Madison Avenue
Bloomin' Marvelous
Contra viento y marea (Spanish Bloomin' Marvelous)
Vivons heureux (French Bloomin' Marvelous)
Feeling Sentimental
Sentimientos Nostálgicos (Spanish Feeling Sentimental)
Douce nostalgie (French Feeling Sentimental)
Vintage Verses
Versos a la Antigua (Spanish Vintage Verses)
En passant (French Vintage Verses)
Pretty Petites
Saludos chiquitos (Spansh Pretty Petites)
Jolies minis (French Pretty Petites)
Patterned Occasions
Patrones de Amor (Spanish Patterned Occasions)
Souhaits en croquis (French Patterned Occasions)
Sale-A-Bration Accessories
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
Vine Street Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Petite Curly Label Punch
Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
One Big Sale-A-Bration 2013 Digital Disc
Lemonade Stand Digital Disc
Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit

Monday, January 21, 2013

I really love the flowers in this set.  They're so cheerful and look good in any color!

Today's cards are created from some of the freebies you can receive during Sale-A-Bration.  With every $50.00 spent, you can choose from the Sale-A-Bration flyer a free product.  Three of the products available are show below on these cards.  The stamp set, the ribbons and the DSP were all free with my orders during the last month.

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Bloomin' Marvelous (w-129651 / c-129652) free with SAB
Card stock:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Pool Party
DSP:  Sycamore Street (127540) free with SAB
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (130812) free with SAB

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy stamping!

~ Donna

Thursday, January 17, 2013

TEN New Single Stamps!

Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!

You wanted more? You got more! We've had a great response so far to our experiment with single stamps. So much so that we are making ten more never-before-seen images available as single stamps available through March 31, 2013.

  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers or at my online store.
  • Single stamps can be ordered in the online store.
  • These won't be sent in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags. If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer. 
  • There's no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy these new stamps.  I think they are adorable!

Have a great day!

~ Donna

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Best of 25 Years Stamps

As part of the Stampin' Up! 25-year anniversary celebration, they're bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each "Best of" set will also include a never-before-seen image!

Click on the image below to see a full sized flyer.

Some things to remember:
  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • A new flyer will be released every month for each new Best of set.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.
As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February a collector's card with be included with your set and a 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You asked, and we listened! We're excited to introduce our new, very manly stamping kit: the Dude, You're Welcome! kit.

Guys don't always have the easiest time expressing themselves, but with the Dude, You're Welcome! kit, they'll have:
  • Four wood-mount stamps (double-mounted) with the perfect sentiment for every occasion
  • Twelve 4" x 6" postcards in four different (manly) colors
  • Twelve gray envelopes
  • A Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
  • An instructional guide (for the most novice stamper!)
Basically, the kit includes everything a dude needs to create the perfect manly card that any woman would adore, all packaged in an appropriately masculine box.

Dude, You're Welcome! Kit

Visit the Online Store to learn more about this exciting new kit, then contact your male customers (or their wives) and let them know the answer to their "I forgot my wife's birthday!" dilemma is here!

Monday, January 14, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin


Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). 

I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

  • All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create projects. 
  • Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
  • Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone can enjoy!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)   
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by and click Get it.
Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
TO MY CUSTOMERS – when you are asked for a Demonstrator, please choose me, Donna Kish, AZ.  If you don't have a Demonstrator, I'd love it if you would choose me when asked on the website.  Thank you!
A Free Gift
 in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift - a clear acrylic block!
Questions? We've Got Answers
Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?
Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Sounds like fun!  Reminds me of the "craft club" kits I used to get in the mail growing up.  With those you got really random crafts, with this, we know it will all be quality Stampin' Up! products.  Woo Hoo!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

~ Donna

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Retired Stamps for Sale!

Time to make some space, which means time to part with some Retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets!  

All my Stampin' Up! retired sets  have been gently used and are being sold at reduced prices.  They are mounted, in good condition, with very little to no ink on the wood.  There may be staining on rubber where black or dark ink was used but they will stamp perfectly. 

To order stamps, please  EMAIL ME your name, mailing address and stamp choices.  If your choices are available, you will receive a PayPal invoice.  Please pay your invoice promptly.  Your order is not confirmed until payment is finalized Once payment is confirmed, your order will be mailed.

Stamps sell quickly.  Orders will be treated on a first come basis.

I will do my best to keep this page updated as stamps are sold. 

  • Shipping is a flat $6.95 (no matter the size of the order).  Domestic U.S. only.  
  • Your order will be mailed within 2 business days of confirmed payment and should take 3 to 5 business days to arrive.
  • No returns.
  • Prices listed below do not include shipping costs.

Array of Sunshine - $5.00  SOLD

Bold Blossom - $5.00 - sold

Birthday Bakery - $5.00  sold

Cute by the Inch - $7.00  sold

Eastern Blooms - $5.00  sold

Fresh Vintage - $7.00  sold

I {Heart} Hearts - $10.00  sold

Sweet Summer - $7.00   sold

Simply Said - $10.00  sold

Take It To Heart - $10.00   sold

The Sounding Joy - $7.00  sold

Tart and Tangy - $5.00  sold

Three Little Words  - $7.00  sold

Warmest of Wishes - $5.00  sold

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Honeycomb Birthday

After making today's card, I seriously hope that Stampin' Up! comes up with a "honeycomb" punch!  Actually, it wasn't so bad with easy straight cuts, but oh boy, I'd love a punch to do it faster!  

Today's card is a case from Mary Fish with a few little changes in stamps and paper choices.  I really LOVE how it turned out.

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake (w-121899 / c-121958)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Card Stock:  Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Print Poetry Designer Series Paper
Tools:  Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Ribbon: Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Ribbon

Have a great weekend and create something beautiful!

~ Donna

Friday, January 11, 2013

Shaker Frame Valentine

Have you ever bought something really cool and then forget to use it?  Oh yeah, I do that all the time!  So my current "cool" thing that finally was used is the Shaker Frames (124155).  This great little project was inspired by Julie Davison.  I preferred a more standard sized card, so made mine with larger than her sample.

To make the frame, use a heart framelit from the Hearts Collection.  Cut a piece of Window Sheet and attach it to the back side of your heart.  Stamp the front with Black StazOn permanent ink.

Peel off one of the larger circles from the Shaker Frames and place it carefully around the heart shape closing off any large gaps.

Stamp your heart image from You Are Loved (w-123777 / c-123779).

Punch flowers using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) and place a Rhinestone Basic Jewel (119246) in the center of each for added bling (plus it helps the flowers shake around better!).  Place the punched flowers in the middle of your stamped image.

Peel the paper from the sticky tape and carefully place the frame over your stamped image.  You're now ready to adhere it to your card base.  

See now, wasn't that easy?  Now it's your turn!

Stamps Well With Others Recipe:

Stamp Set:  You Are Loved (w-123777 / c-123779), Fabulous Phrases (w-117002 / c-120501)
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Black StazOn 
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin 
Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Hearts Collection Framelits (125599), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

Thank you for looking in.  I hope you enjoy trying some of your special purchases that may have gone forgotten.

Keep Stamping!

~ Donna