Stampin’ Up! Retired List is here

Here is the list of stamps that will be retiring soon…don’t be left out!  Get your favorite stamps today before they’re gone for good! 🙂

Retired Stamps

I have several of these sets and will be posting them for sale soon…so check back! 🙂


Kristen 🙂


New Kathy Richardson Book! :)

I received a copy of Kathy Richardson’s new book this week in the mail from the nice folks at Math Perspectives.  It is titled: “How Children Learn Number Concepts: A Guide to the Critical Learning Phases”.  You can order it now!  I love their website and visit it often for ideas on using the Math Common Core Standards.  I’ll be reading this new book this weekend and letting you know what my “AHA!” moments are when I’m done. 🙂  Thanks to Sheryll for sending it to me! 🙂


Kristen 🙂

Quick gift idea

Here is a quick and easy gift idea. I got these 24 page photo albums for $1 each at my local big box store. I took out the front and back card stock design that was there and using some Big Top DSP, I made new covers. I used the Big Shot Serif Essentials die to create the “j” monogram. We will give these as gifts for Christmas to all of my son’s grandparents and aunts and uncles.



These were really quick and easy and inexpensive too!

Kristen 🙂

Hair Bows

I really liked making cards yesterday with old soda cans but had been wanting to play with the massive amounts of ribbon I have collected (I’m addicted to Stampin’ Up!’s ribbon).  I thought making girls hair bows would help me to put lots of ribbon together at one time.  So here you have it, this is what I’ve cranked out in the last 1/2 hour.  Everything is Stampin’ Up!  except for the hair clips (you can get those at your local big box store).  I’m thinking about holding a bow making class –anyone interested?


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I’ll be posting these for sale in my etsy store later this week. (fuzzlady77)


Kristen 🙂


Using the Bigz Fun Flowers Die

I got this idea straight out of Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrator magazine:

Look!  The Big Shot can cut through sheet metal.  You can also stamp on sheet metal with black Staz-On ink!  I used glimmer brads, the tag punch, tiny tags stamp set, and the brights DSP.  I also used Cherry Cobbler and Pacific Point cardstocks along with Whisper White:

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Christmas Card Class

Hello Everyone!
I am writing to tell you about an exciting up-coming Christmas Card class I am putting together! 🙂  It will be held on Saturday, October 16th at my house (directions to follow when you register).  We will be making 3 cards of 4 designs each for a total of 12 cards!  The cost is $30 and includes envelopes.  Most of the designs are quick and easy to make and can be easily replicated for mass production.

Payment will be due when you register for the class to hold your spot.  For my regular club members, this class will be held at the same time as our regular class…we’ll just be making Christmas cards.  Don’t forget to bring daughters (age 8 and up), sisters, friends, or co-workers with you and get $5 off the price of both of your classes!  Two classes for just $50 (or if you want to make 24 cards this would be your price).

Let me know if you can make it…we’d love you have you! 🙂

New Catalog!!

The NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is here!  Contact me to day to get your copy!

To make room for all the new things, I’m getting rid of many old stamp sets, wheels, ink pads, and paper.  If you’re interested, just shoot me an e-mail (

Here are the sets I’m getting rid of: (price + $2.00 shipping)

It’s the Thought-Hostess Set $10.00 (Clear Mount)
Country Morning-Hostess Set $7.00
Love Bug-Hostess Set $5.00
Whimsical Words-Sale-A-Bration $10.00 (Clear Mount)
Picture This-Hostess $10.00 (Clear Mount)
Good Neighbors-Sale-A-Bration $10.00 (Clear Mount)
Think Happy Thoughts-$10.00
Happy Everything-$10.00
Out of the Box-Hostess $5.00
Holiday Best-Hostess $7.00
Lovely Labels-$7.00
Happily Ever After (missing one stamp)-$7.00
Hope Is… $7.00 (Breast Cancer Set)
Bitty Blossoms-background stamp $10.00
Business Boosters $10.00
Letter Patterns $10.00
Starstruck (some staining) $5.00
All Wrapped Up Accessories $5.00
All Wrapped Up $10.00
Around and About $7.00
Little Pieces (some staining) $5.00
Day to Day Flexible Phrases $7.00
Happy Hearts $7.00
Word Play $10.00
It’s A Date $7.00
Shape-Ups (some staining) $5.00
Simple Shapes $10.00
Circle of Friendship $7.00
Loving Hearts $10.00
Unfrogettable (light staining on two blocks) $10.00
Gently Falling (Sale-A-Bration) $10.00
Circus Train $10.00 Never used, mounted
Word by Word background stamp $10.00
It All Adds Up (some staining) $7.00
Fun Phrases $7.00
Mini Messages $7.00
Alphabet Soup $7.00 (Sale-A-Bration)
Carved and Candlelit $7.00
So Very $7.00
Tagger’s Dozen $7.00
Warm Words $7.00
Crazy for Christmas $5.00 (some staining and not the best mounting job)
Love Notes $7.00
Bundle Up $7.00
What’s for Dinner (well loved!) $7.00
Trick or Treat $5.00
Holiday Print background stamp $10.00
It’s Snow Time $10.00 (I have two)
A Note of Thanks (with notes and black stampin spot) $5.00
Sweet Little Sentiments $5.00
Happy Heart Day $7.00
Big Bold Birthday $7.00
Many Happy Returns $7.00
God’s Beauty (hostess) $5.00
Alphablocks (alphabet)
Dots and Daisies (background stamp) $10.00 New
Business Memos (new!!) $10.00

Ink Pads ($5.00 each)

Sage Shadow
Almost Amethyst
Yo-Yo Yellow x2 holding one
Brocade Blue
Mellow Moss x2
Gable Green
Glorious Green
Lovely Lilac
Taken with Teal
Brilliant Blue x2
Green Galore x2 -holding one
Only Orange-holding
Crushed Curry
Pink Passion
Positively Pink
Lavender Lace
Bermuda Bay

Wheels ($4.00 each)
Bold Snowflakes
Lots of Hearts
All About Christmas
Dilly Dally Party

small wheels ($3.00 each)
Whimsical Blossoms
Spooky Spiders
Happy Jacks

I also have several retiring markers, if you’re intersted e-mail me @

Paypal accepted

Kristen 🙂

The Summer Mini is now LIVE!

The 2010 Summer Mini Catalog went live at midnight on May 1st, 2010.  I was able to pre-order some of the new materials in the catalog and had some time today to make a few cards.  These cards were all C’ased from the mini or the current issue of Stampin’ Success (the magazine demonstrators receive monthly).  You can order the new items at my Stampin’ Up! website anytime! 🙂

The first two cards are from the Summer Mini:

This card is 3 x 3.

Stamp set: Blissful Bride

Ink: Staz-on Jet Black Ink, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Watercolor paper

Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brad, aqua painter, dimensionals, adhesive, mat pack, paper piercer

This card is 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Stamp set: Blissful Bride

Ink: Staz-on Jet Black Ink, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Watercolor paper

Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, rhinestone brad, aqua painter, dimensionals, adhesive, mat pack, paper piercer, 3 flower punch, corner rounder

The next two cards are from the Stampin’ Success Magazine (I changed the colors a bit to reflect what I had…the ones in the magazine were made using the new In colors and I just cannot bring myself to use the samples I have…just yet anyway!)

This is the most over the top card I think I’ve ever made…7 layers!  I think it would also look very pretty in Rich Razzleberry/Chocolate Chip or Rich Razzleberry/Soft Suede or even Rich Razzleberry/Old Olive…I could go on and on!

Finished size 5 x 5

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vouge, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Close to Cocoa

Card Stocks: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Very Vanilla, Vellum Cardstock

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Scallop Square Die, Square Punch, 3 Flower Punch, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon (retired), adhesive, dimensionals, sponge, Polka Dots Impressions Die, Big Shot

Again, I changed up the colors a bit on this one.

Finished size: 3 x 3

Stamp Sets: Fun and Fast Notes, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive

Card Stocks: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Water Color Paper

Accessories: Lattice Die, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Aqua Painter, dimensionals, Tombow-Mono Adhesive

I’ve also heard that the retiring colors of card stock in the 8 1/2 by 11 size are selling out quickly, so if you need any, click here or contact me to order them for you! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

Club Cards for April

We’re meeting a little later this month, so I wanted to get some retiring papers into the mix before they were gone:

This basket was created with the Baskets and Blooms die.  I modified it a little so it was a longer basket.  I used Pretty in Pink for the basket and the flower.  The flower was created with the Scallop Circle Punch and the brads from the mini that will expire on April 31st.  Melon Mambo ribbon was also tied on.

This card was created using Whisper White, Certainly Celery, and Pink Passion.  I also used Vellum cardstock for the wings.  The stamp set is Pick A Petal.  I embossed the wings with Glassy Glaze after stamping them with Pink Passion Classic Ink.  I also used a paper piercer  and a set from the mini for the greeting (can’t think of the name right now… 🙂  ).

This card was inspired by the IBC (pg. 55).  I recreated it almost exactly, except no fresh lavender to be found!  This one holds a packet of seeds.  I used Mellow Moss textured cardstock, Lavender Lace, and Very Vanilla.  I used Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, and Perfect Plum for inks.  I then sewed the whole thing with white sewing floss and my sewing machine.

This card is cased entirely from my upline Angie.  Thanks Angie!!! 🙂  She is so creative!!  This card uses Very Vanilla (she used Ivory Naturals), Old Olive, Not Quite Navy.  Use Versamark for the ink and then Stampin’ Pastels and sponge daubers to apply the pastels.  Rough up the edges with the distressing tools and ink with Close to Cocoa.  Stamp greeting with Close to Cocoa.

There’s still room if you would like to join us on Saturday at 10am.  Let me know! 🙂

Order online anytime

Kristen 🙂

Blog Candy

Just place a $50 or more order with me in the month of April and you will be entered to win the Picture This clear mount stamp set:

Contact me at or order anytime online through my Stampin’ Up! website.  You have the entire month of April, and the more you purchase, the more times you are entered to win!  If you place a $100 order, you will have 2 chances to win, and if you place a $150 order, not only will you receive this stamp set, but some other goodies as well!

Kristen 🙂