Thursday, June 11, 2015

Stampin' Up! Wood Mount Stamps.... Getting them back in the case

Hello there.

I wanted to share a tip with you that I came up with while trying to put my Stampin' Up! wood mount stamps back in the wood mount case when it's a tight fit. (Picture below)

For example, the Work of Art stamp set. It's a very, very tight fit and there seems to be only one way the stamps fit back in the case. It was like putting together a jig-saw puzzle and I was getting frustrated. So...... out of that frustration came my solution and I'd like to share that with you.

First, I'd like to explain why, in some cases, I choose wood mount stamps over clear mount stamps. If a photo-polymer option is available I ALWAYS choose that. When only wood mount and clear mount are offered, I choose the wood mount if (1) It's a sentiment set and/or (2) If there are images I will need to line up and get straight. My reason for this is I can create my own permanent imaging sheet on a piece of vellum that I keep in the stamp case for those times I need to use my stamp-a-ma-jig.

Second, when the wood mount stamps arrive they come unmounted. In the case are the wood blocks, the image stickers and the red rubber stamps. Here are the steps I take to assemble my wood mount stamp sets. Step 4 is the solution I came up with when the stamps are a tight fit.

1. I keep the wood blocks that are in the case the same way they were shipped.

2. I take the red rubber stamps, "pop them out" and place them on the corresponding wood block. I don't stick them down at this point, I'm just placing them on the block to insure it's the right one.

3. Once I've insured I have matched the correct rubber stamp image with the corresponding block, I adhere the stamp image and the image sticker sheet to the block, one at a time, in the same order in which the wood blocks were in the stamp case.

4. Here's the cool part that I figured out. I cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 6.75 x 4.75. I stamp each image on this piece of cardstock the way it is in the stamp case. I place this stamped piece of paper on the inside of the front cover as a reference of how the stamps should go back in.

Stamp Set in photo is: Me=Grateful (W) 138786 $28.00 or (C) 139318 $20.00

Whoot!! That's it. So, what do you think? How cool is that right?

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog today.

I'm glad I'm back and will continue to post so keep a look out!


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Sympathy Cards

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Unfortunately, I'm in need of some sympathy cards so I was busy in my studio coming up with some that I think turned out pretty neat.

I used the following supplies to make this card..... If you click on the item number it will take you to my online store where you can see further details.

Stamp Sets: En Francais (128563), Field Flowers (128583), So Sorry (132585)
Ink: Crumb Cake (126975) , Pear Pizzazz (131180), Cantaloupe Crisp (131176), Calypso Coral (126983), Early Espresso (126974)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: 7/16" Natural Trim (129287), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023)


Thanks for taking a peek today. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies to make these cards please click here.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

BEE Happy

Hi Y'all,

Today I'd like to share a card with you that I created. My inspiration came from here. I wanted to use Stampin' UP! products so this is the version I came up with.

Supplies used:

100730: Whisper White Cardstock: (Base of card cut to 11 x 4 1/4)
                                                          (top mat cut to 4 3/4 x 3 1/2)
121045: Basic Black Cardstock: (cut to 5 1/4 x 4)
126902: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (cut to 5 x 3 3/4)

126944: Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad
100082: Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
101406: Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

130919: Hexagon Punch
124117: Dazzling Details
104430: Stampin' Dimensionals

Bug Me: (W)131970  (C) 126577

I stamped the bee's on Whisper White and cut them out. I used Dimensionals to adhere them to the card. I also used Dimensionlas on the top Whisper White piece.

If you would like to order any of the supplies used to make this card please visit my online store by clicking here.

Thanks for taking a peak today.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stampin' Up! Retired List 2013

It's here, It's here. The Retired list is here.

The lists have been posted and everything is WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Click HERE for the retired stamp sets.

Click HERE for the retired accessories list.

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stampin' Up! Bombs Away Birthday

Introducing the all new Stampin' Up! Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set.

This set includes the following images. You will need clear block C & H for these images. (purchase separately).

The Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set is $13.95 and you can start ordering it today using item number 133411.
Feel free to contact me to place your order or if you have any questions.


Thursday, April 4, 2013


Announcing our Color Refresh!

We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last.
This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period.

Special Note:

Free shipping - April 6-8, 2013 but if you have colors you want .. you might not want to wait for the FREE shipping to order them. As stated above .. retiring product is while supplies last.

Watercolor Crayons

Watercolor Pencils and Watercolor Wonder Crayons Brights Collection, which have been on the Backorder Report for about a week, will no longer be available, effective immediately.
If your order has not been shipped due to its status in backorder, we will not be able to fill it. We will soon begin processing refunds for these items. Keep in mind that it may take a few days to see the reimbursement in your account.
Now for the good news!
We still have the remaining collections of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons available to order.
  • The Subtles (item 119802)
  • Neutrals (item 119805)
  • Regals (item 119803)
Collections are only available while supplies last. Get 'em before they're gone!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Get Ready! Our Spring Fabric Frenzy Starts Monday!

Seamstress or not--you'll love using our high quality Designer Fabric--especially at 50 percent off!

Our Designer Fabric is designed to coordinate with Stampin' Up! inks, paper, and other accessories, and is perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. Available in an extra-wide fat quarters (18" x 26"). Use it for quilting, clothing, home décor, and more!

The sale starts Monday, so call your customers now--and tell them to get ready to jump into the spring Fabric Frenzy!
  • Promotion dates: Monday, March 25-Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Available to both customers and demonstrators
  • Discounted fabric is available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop order, and online orders)
  • No minimum purchase required to receive the discount
  • All items are limited quantity at the discounted price; the discount will be removed once the limit is reached
PageItem Description Retail Price Sale Price
170 126892 Essentials Designer Fabric$29.95 $14.98
171 126893 Floral District Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 126894 Comfort Café Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 125411 Summer Smooches Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 125412 Twitterpated Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 122337 Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 122336 Beau Chateau Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 124066 Spice Cake Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
171 122335 Flirtatious Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
6* 129308 Tea for Two Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98
13* 129307 More Amore Designer Fabric$9.95 $4.98

*spring catalog

I have made several projects using the fabric from Stampin' Up! without using my sewing machine. You can cut the fabric with your Big Shot Dies too.