Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sending Love and Treats Valentine's Class

I've been working on the Sending Love and Treats Valentine's Class and I couldn't wait to share some of the projects that I have planned.  

Sending Love and Treat's Valentine's Class
Saturday, January 26, 2013
$22 (Includes the Artisan Embellishment Kit)
RSVP by Monday (tomorrow)
Can't make it, but want a kit....let me know!

So, yes, I missed a few days on my Sale-a-bration countdown...but only 2 more days to go!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Stampin' Up! Single Stamps are Back!

While we were at Leadership, Stampin' Up! announced that they were going to continue with the Single Stamps Program.  Woot Woot!

Here's one of the new stamps that are available now!  Isn't she just the cutest?

Ten Never-Before-Seen Images!

Click below to see all of the 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.

These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!  You can purchase them online by clicking here or on your next workshop or club order!

Happy Stampin'

Monday, January 14, 2013

Stampin' Up! Valentine's Treat Bundle

Stampin' Up! has a lot of exciting things going on so I just decided to show you one at a time.  Today, I wanted to share the Valentine's Treat Bundle Promotion.

This bundle will only be available until January 21, 2013.  Get it while it lasts!

Bundle Item #:  132771
Description:  Valentine Treat Bundle Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags
Retail Value:  $7.45
Special Bundle Price:  $5.95

Yes!  You get the single stamp AND 50 cello bags for only $5.95.  I whipped these up in like 2 seconds with the kit.  Perfect for your kids to send to school for their Valentine's Party!  You could add candy, a pencil, etc.  As you can see I added a Stampin' Write marker.

All goodies Stampin' Up!
Stamp set:  Valentine's Treat Bundle
Cardstock:  Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Versamark
Punches:  1 3/4 circle, 2 in scallop punch, Full Heart Punch
Accessories:  White Embossing powder, Whisper White Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool

You can order this bundle and the supplies used to make it by emailing me or through my online store at

Enjoy and only 9 days left til Sale-a-bration!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Stampin' Up! Leadership swap card

I made it back home last night around midnight and boy was I tired today.  I stayed in all day long and it was great!  I caught up on snuggles with my baby Quincy too!

Here is one of the swap cards that I made to swap at Leadership.  It was a simple one, but I thought that it displayed some of the sale-a-bration products well.  And speaking of... the countdown continues... 10 more days to go!

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street DSP (sale-a-bration)
Ink: Island Indigo, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack
Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-a-bration)
Big Shot:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Dude, you're Welcome...Stampin' Up! Set for Men!

While at Leadership, Stampin' Up! Announced that they would be coming out with a stamp set geared toward men.  Is called... Dude, you're welcome.   This will be available this Monday.  Check out this video!!!!

Be sure to check this blog daily because there is more exciting news!

11 days til Sale-a-bration!


Friday, January 11, 2013

New Stampin' Up! Monthly Subscription


We just got back from the Stampin' Up! Pajama party and it was so much fun!  I want to quickly share the new monthly subscription program from Stampin' Up!  It's called Paper Pumpkins.  Each month, subscribers will get a kit in the mail with a surprise project.  More details can be found here on the exclusive website. 

Check it out!

More details to come soon!
Good night from a tired Keisha!

11 days to go until Sale-a-bration!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

12 days till Sale-a-bration... And I know, I missed a day yesterday!

I missed a day of the Sale-a-bration countdown, but I had a good excuse. I'm in Orlando at the Stampin' up! Leadership conference.
12 days to go until Sale-a-bration.

Here's a sneak peak of two of the goodies that they had on display.



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

14 days til Sale-a-bration and Stampin' Up! Project Kit Contest

Happy Tuesday!

I wanted to share this Project Kit Contest with you all.  This is open to customers and I think it's a great opportunity for my talented customers!

Below is the post from Stampin' Up!
Have a great day!

In November of last year, Stampin' Up! introduced an exciting new program where you can submit samples that could become the next kit Stampin’ Up! offers. We call it “Submit a Project.” We’ve received some amazing projects so far; keep ‘em coming! With the holiday season behind us, we are looking for project samples for an event that we know is a perfect time for a hand-crafted gift—birthdays!

Between now and January 30, we will be taking kit sample submissions via e-mail. Send yours to: Then, from February 4–10, we will post several samples on our Facebook page for your vote. So vote for your favorite because the winning sample will be offered as an exclusive kit for purchase—just like we did with the Fancy Friends kit. Oh, and did I mention there are prizes for the winner and runners-up?

Submit a Project is open to anyone and everyone! This is a great way to get the entire stamping community together. Spread the word about submitting and voting on upcoming kits. Start creating.

The Not-So-Fine Print

- This program is available to both customers and demonstrators.

- While your projects should not include retired products, they may include products not   created by Stampin' Up!, such as jars or frames.

- Projects must fit into the specified category: Birthday.

- Projects can be cards, scrapbook pages, home décor, holiday décor, birthday decorations, etc. If you can make it with Stampin' Up! product, you can submit it!

- Submit your projects by e-mail. Send an image (less than 2 MB), supply list, and instructions for creating the project to
 In the subject line, include the name of your project.

- Please keep in mind that all submissions become the property of Stampin' Up! once  received. We reserve the right to change project elements, the name, or any feature to  make the kit easy to reproduce.

- What's in it for you? Glad you asked! Those who submit the winning kit will:
      ~ See it - your photo, name, and project will be posted online.
      ~ Flaunt it - you'll receive a "blog badge" for your personal blog or website.
      ~ Spend it - you wouldn't be a winner without a $100 Stampin' Up! shopping

- That's not all! Those whose submissions are in the top 20 will also receive product used in the winning kit or a $25 shopping spree of their own.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My Family Christmas Card...15 days til Sale-a-bration!

I know that it's January now, but I still wanted to share my family Christmas card for 2012.  The hardest part about making these cards was getting the perfect shot of Quincy (age 2)!  Once I had that, they were easy and fast to whip up!

Isn't he adorable?  I just want to squeeze and kiss him at all times!

All goodies Stampin' Up!

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake and Real Red
Stamps:  More Merry Messages
Big Shot:  Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
Ink:  Versamark
Miscellaneous:  Basic Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

The countdown continues 15 days til Sale-a-bration!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

New for 2013 Punch Art Class!


I'm starting a new class for 2013 where we will use Stampin' Up! punches to make art...Punch Art!   Here's one of the cards that we'll make at the first class, Jan. 17.  Each class, we'll make 4 punch art characters.  2 will go onto cards, and the other 2  be put onto cardstock with the instructions already printed.  This way you can reference it for years to come and duplicate it over and over again.  Stampin' Up! has the most amazing punches!  Now you can learn hundreds of new ideas for using them.

If you live in the Woodbridge, VA area, class is at my stampin' studio from 6:30 - 8:30 pm on Jan. 17 (and every 3rd Thursday thereafter).  The cost is $15 or FREE with a $25.00 product order.  Don't forget to bring your own adhesive and scissors to class.  If you are unable to attend class, you can take the class as a "to go" class. Just email me!  Hope to see you there!

Sale-a-bration in 16 days!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fab Friday Challenge and Sale-a-bration Countdown Continues

Happy Saturday!
I've gotten a lot of stamping done today, but I still have a long way to go!  I did participate in another challenge that I quickly wanted to share with you... The Fab Friday Challenge.  This is my first time doing this challenge, but I really like it because it's not always a sketch, sometimes it's a color challenge.

It was a sketch this week, here it is...

 And here's my take...
All Stampin' Up! products used...

Stamp Set: That's the ticket
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Big Shot: Adorning Accent Embossing Folder (Edgelits)
Punch:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Ticket Duo Builder
Accessories:  Delicate Details Lace Tape, White Twine, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Ink:  Versamark

Only 17 days til Sale-a-bration!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration countdown begins!

18 days til Sale-a-bration!  I've been talking about it the last few days and I really plan on posting daily until Sale-a-bration begins... so, let's countdown...Sale-a-bration is the only time that you can get FREE stamp sets....for every $50 that you spend, you can pick out a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Who doesn't like FREE?  The benefits get even better if you host a workshop!  As a demonstrator, I get to get some of the products early!!!  So, I've been playing with them for a while now.

Here's a quick card that I made using lots of Sale-a-bration products...  Easy enough huh?

All goodies Stampin' Up!
Stampset:  Bloomin' Marvelous (sale-a-bration)
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Sycamore St. DSP (sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Big Shot:  Needlepoint Border Embossing folder
Punch:  Full Heart Punch
Tools:  Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great Weekend!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch and Stampin' Up! Valentine's Promotion

Hi There!

Well today was my first day back to work from the Holidays.  It was a little hard getting my little one up and out the door this am, but we managed to do pretty well.  I skipped the gym this pm and came home, cooked dinner and made a card!  I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge tonight.

Here's the sketch for this week....

And here's my take...

I absolutely love this card!  It's def my style.  What do you think?  Isn't the sentiment cute?'s one of the 2 new promotions from Stampin' Up! from January 1-21.  

Deal #1
Here's the stamp set...
Isn't it adorable?  You can get it PLUS the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit for only $9.95.
132242My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount)$9.95
132245Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount)$9.95
132248Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount)$9.95
Deal #2 

Here's the single stamp...
Valentine's Treat Bundle
Bundle Item
DescriptionRetail ValueSpecial Bundle Price
132771Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags
All details on both promotions can be found here!

Also....The Spring Catalog is Live!  You can begin ordering from it today!  Please let me know if you don't have one yet....I'll send you one, just email me.  You can also view the catalog using the link to the right on my blog.

Whoops, I almost's what I used for the card...

Stamp: My Little Valentine
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Real Red
Ribbon:  1 1/4 2-tone Pink Pirouette/ Rose Red Ribbon
Big Shot:  Needlepoint Border Embossing folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits
Tools: Sticky tape and Stampin' Dimensionals

Good night!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Just for You! and Last day to order from Stampin' Up! Holiday Catty

Hi!  I'm here with another sneak peak!  Most of these items are from the sale-a-bration catalog.  I just love this paper!  What is Sale-a-bration?  Well, it's Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year.  For every $50 you spend, you get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog!  There are even more perks for hosting a workshop or private class or for becoming a Stampin' Up! demo!  It starts on Jan. 22.  In the is the last day to order from the Holiday Catalog... you have until 2am Eastern time.  You can shop online at  Just click on the Shop Now button and shop away!  With that being said....tomorrow is the first day that you can shop from the new Spring Catalog!  Let me know if you don't have one yet and I can fix that!
Here's a card that I made when I was at my friend Tessa's house on Monday.  When I went over to her craft table, she had a card sitting there, so I decided to use the sketch and make my own.  Check out her blog!  She does beautiful work.  

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Naturals White, Sycamore St. DSP (Sale-a-bration), Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Classic Black
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button bundle (Sale-a-abration), Victoria Trim 
Stamp:  From the Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit (In the New Spring Catalog)
Tools, Scallop Edge Punch


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bringing in the New Year with the Mojo Monday Challenge!

Happy New Year!  It's 2013!  And yes, one of my many New Years Resolutions is to blog more!  To get me started I participated in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.  Each week there's a new fun sketch.  This weeks was pretty simple.... and I like simple!

Here's the sketch....
And here's my version...
Sneak Peak!  I used NEW products from the upcoming Spring Catalog and the Sale-a-bration catty.  The Spring Catalog will go live on Jan. 3 and Sale-a-bration starts on Jan. 22.  Did you get a Spring catalog yet?  If not, email me at and I'll get one to you ASAP.

All items Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp:  Bloomin' Marvelous (Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Island Indigo
Ribbon:  Whisper white, Island Indigo
Accessories:  Summer Starfruit Dahlias, Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit

Enjoy the 1st day of the New Year!
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