Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The leaves on the trees are getting really colorful and that is a sure sign that fall is here in Wisconsin. It's time to get ready for Halloween. I have lots of cool projects to publish this month so keep on checking. Here is a witches boot that was made using the stocking die from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini 2011.

Holiday Stocking Die for the boot, the cuffs of the die are used for the sole and heel of the boot as well, Spider Web EF, the "faux eyelets" are punched holes with heat embossed silver embossing powder around them and for the witches hat the Petite Pennants Builder Punch and the Oval Punch were used. Colors: Basic Black, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade and Pumpkin Pie

Friday, September 16, 2011

Flower Bouquet

In July this year I attended Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City. Over 3000 demonstrators came to this event and it was fun, fun, fun!! Stampin' Up! offered classes, make and takes, introduced the new products from the holiday mini and spoiled us with a convention bag, lots of free stamp sets and other gifts. What a blast!

Wednesday night was a kick-off party with a contest for the best decorated sun hat. I did not win the contest but I sure had a lot of fun that night and even more fun making my hat.

After convention I disassembled it and made a pen flower bouquet. Since the flowers were all already mounted on a wire all I had to do was wrapping them around a pen with flower tape.

I am intending to take these flower pens to my workshops not only as a center piece and inspiration for my customers but also for everybody to use them to fill out their order forms.

I can hardly wait to go there next year again. If you would like to go to convention as well in 2012 sign up as a demonstrator today and join the fun!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Holiday Mini 2011

Yes!!! The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog 2011 is here!!!!! It went live on September 1st and has soooooooooo many cute and adorable stamp sets and accessories! When I went through the catalog I wanted it all. Click on the picture below to have a look at the catalog.

I can't even tell what my favorite thing is because there are just too many things I love. But I am very excited that Stampin' Up! is offering the Simply Scored scoring tool now!

It was introduced to demonstrators at convention 2011 in Salt Lake City this year. The Simply Scored Scoring Tool’s base fits paper or card stock up to 12" x 12" and features score tracks every 1/8". Features two easy-to-read rulers (with inch markings down to 1/8") along top and left side for perfect scoring. (One standard left-to-right ruler and one zero center ruler.) Includes three markers and stylus. Bottom of base has nonmarking and nonskid feet to secure it on your work area.

And did I mention the Mica Flakes, Designer Fabrics, Holiday Stocking Die, Mini Jingle Bells, 3/8" Quilted Ribbon, Stitched Stockings stamp set with coordinating punch, Peekaboo Frames Die, 1" Square Punch, Silver Glimmer Paper and Dazzling Details iridescent glitter glue - just to mention some highlights? Keep on coming back and checking out this blog as I will be posting projects with the new merchandise soon.