Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary

My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in July.  Even though I don't think my husband reads my blog, I didn't want him to see this card early so I waited to publish it.  After going back through my old posts I realized that I never went back to publish it!  No clue why I didn't just schedule it for after our anniversary?  Oh man, sometimes I'm glad my head is attached to my body!!

This is a gate fold card that I got directions from Here.  The heart is glued only on one side so when it opens it stays on the left side of the card.  It's a cute way to open a card.

Supplies needed to make this card:

Card Stock: Gumball Green base 4-1/4 by 8-1/2 scored at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8
                    Comfort Cafe DSP - 2 sheets cut 4 x 2
                    Champagne Glimmer paper scrap
                    Marina Mist scrap
                    Whisper White scrap

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes for "Happy Anniversary"

Easy Events - I used versamark just on the birds than embossed with white.  I used markers to color in different parts of the embossed stamp.
Easy Events Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Midnight Muse to sponge DSP
       Gumball Green
        Marvelous Markers

Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewel accents
                     Basic Glimmer Brads
                     White Stampin' Emboss Powder
          Tools: Simply Scored
                     Big Shot
                     Hearts collection Framelits Dies in 2 coordinating sizes
                     Modern Label Punch
                     Paper Piercing Tool and Mat
  Adhesives: Snail
                    Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Holiday Packaging Bundles

*I'm sorry my recent posts have been pretty much about promotions and not much inspiration.  I have been planning my sons 3rd birthday party and haven't had much time to do anything else.  I will be showing my creations after his party on Sunday!!  But here's a promotion going on right now that you won't want to miss for the holidays.

Around the holidays, people are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution.  Simply add a treat or gift and assemble.
Even if you are NOT a papercrafter, the holiday packaging bundles don't require any stamping, cutting, or creating so they are the perfect reason to order these bundles.  Plus they will help you simplify your holiday gift packaging and save you money  (Pssst . . . you are going to buy holiday packaging anyway; why not buy these that are all ready for you to add your treat/gift?)
Available November 29-January 2
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
When you are ready to order these, head to click on "Shop Now" under the products tab and find the items under New Arrivals!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Stampin' Up! Single Stamps

Q: I’ve heard that Stampin’ Up! is offering single stamps, is that true?

A: Yes! Customers and demonstrators around the world voted and the result was a trial release of a few favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps as single stamps! Here’s the scoop on single stamps:

Why Single Stamps:
Sometimes there is just one stamp in a set we use over and over again. Now you can easily sample a few stamps from a variety of stamp sets. Plus, these single stamps make great gifts for friends, family, teachers, neighbors, teens – you get the idea – everyone! Now that’s a stocking stuffer I’d love to have in my stocking! Wouldn’t you?

What Stamps:
• Your choice of individual stamps from the Word Play, Seasonal Sayings, and Perfectly Penned stamp sets
• 7 select images from a variety of popular stamp sets
• 3 never before seen special release individual stamp images

Single Stamp Details:
• Clear-mount only, no wood-mount option
• Clear Blocks are not included, but the recommended block size is listed with the stamp on the flyer
• Single Stamps are packages individually in cellophane bags. Clear-Mount Stamp Cases (#119105) for storing your collection of single stamps can be purchased separately

Single Stamps are a pilot program, so contact me today to order your favorite single stamp images while they are available! Don’t forget to make your list and check it twice – single stamps will be a favorite gift!
© CraftyPerson Production. Images © Stampin' Up!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Texture Boutique

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary card stock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Because this is a product test, the Texture Boutique is not branded with the Stampin' Up! logo. It comes in Sizzix packaging and is the same color and design that is sold in stores. We recommend you read the included instructions before using the Texture Boutique.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
You can order either of these items at

See more about this machine by watching the video below.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza

Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to do your holiday shopping.  So during these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
*In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
The following chart is the 24-hour sale items for Monday, November 19:
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
The following items will be on sale for only 24 hours on Wednesday, November 28:
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy
The Fine Print
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 
  • Phone: Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX and Online Store:  Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)
To see a pdf of every item that will be on sale click on the following link:
You will NOT want to miss this sale.  There are stamp sets, paper, big shot items, embellishments, anything for everyone!!
I'm most excited about My Digital Studio 2 downloads and upgrades will be discounted at 50% off!!!  What a perfect time to start digital crafting if you haven't already.
Contact me with any questions at

Talking Tag

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723) at my online store
How to record a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you're ready!).
You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.

To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code. Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.

See how this new product works by watching the video below!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

New iPhone App!!!


Stampin' Up! has created a card-making application, and it's called Simply Sent! This iPhone app (will also work with iPod touch and iPad) allows you to create an e-card-from a template or completely on your own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. 

And it's free!

Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio (MDS) on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give you a taste of what you can create when you buy MDS.  Here are two samples of cards you could send via email or post on Facebook.

We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! We hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:

Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store. 

Try it out by clicking on the link below to be taken to the download!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Wreath Class

I've FINALLY found the time to create a class for November.  It's been too long and I'm SO excited to get back in to teaching classes and this is what I came up with, a Fall Wreath!


During this class you will be creating your own fall wreath to take home with you.  It will look great hanging on your front door welcoming guests into your home for Thanksgiving or would make a great gift if you are going to someone else's house for dinner.
Class Details:
Date: Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Time: 7pm
Place: My home, (Castle Shannon, PA)
Cost: $5 or FREE if you place a minimum $25 order that night.
You can prepay to reserve your spot through paypal at the top of my page or pay with cash when you attend my class.  Please email me to reserve your spot if paying cash at the event;
I hope that you can join me for a fun night of crafting and chatting!

Monday, November 5, 2012

FREE Downloads!

 TODAY ONLY, Stampin' Up! is giving away FREE downloads + 50% off all digital kits from their My Digital Studio software.  Here's some more information about this event.

Q. What is Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. Digital Scrapbooking Day is officially celebrated the first Saturday in November. It was designed to remind people to set time aside to document their personal history digitally. To celebrate, Stampin’
Up! will be giving away free My Digital Studio downloads to anyone who wants them!

Q. Why is My Digital Studio celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day for a whole week?
A. We know that you and your customers are busy and we didn’t want you to miss out by limiting our online offer and celebration to just one day. Plus, who doesn’t want more days to celebrate?

Q. What is Stampin’ Up! giving away for free for Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. Anyone can get these three downloads for free:
Enjoying Everything Kit ($7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Value)

Days in December Kit ($7.95 US/$9.95 CAN Value)

A Split Second Designer Template Pages ($2.95 US/$3.75 CAN Value)

Bonus: If we have 18,000 downloads of each of the free items, we’ll give a fourth one away for free
too! So tell everybody you know!

Q. Are the free downloads new products?
A. You know it! They are brand-new designs. On November 6, they’ll be added to our product offering for purchase at full price.

Q. How will customers get their free downloads?
A. Customers can get their downloads from your DBWS store from
October 29–November 5, 2012. To access the downloads they’ll need to create an online customer
account if they don’t already have one.

Q. Is there a sale associated with Digital Scrapbooking Day?
A. You bet! All digital kits are 50 percent off from October 29–November 5. (Note that digital
downloads aren’t available on a workshop order.)

Q. Is there anything else going on that week?
A. Yes! Make sure to check out the action on that week. We’ll have tons of blog
posts, challenges where you can win free digital stuff, and more!