Stampin’ Up! Retired List is here

Here is the list of stamps that will be retiring soon…don’t be left out!ย  Get your favorite stamps today before they’re gone for good! ๐Ÿ™‚

Retired Stamps

I have several of these sets and will be posting them for sale soon…so check back! ๐Ÿ™‚


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚


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.ย  It is titled: “How Children Learn Number Concepts: A Guide to the Critical Learning Phases”.ย  You can order it now!ย  I love their website and visit it often for ideas on using the Math Common Core Standards.ย  I’ll be reading this new book this weekend and letting you know what my “AHA!” moments are when I’m done. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Thanks to Sheryll for sending it to me! ๐Ÿ™‚


Kristen ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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).ย  I thought making girls hair bows would help me to put lots of ribbon together at one time.ย  So here you have it, this is what I’ve cranked out in the last 1/2 hour.ย  Everything is Stampin’ Up!ย  except for the hair clips (you can get those at your local big box store).ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚


Using the Bigz Fun Flowers Die

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

Look!ย  The Big Shot can cut through sheet metal.ย  You can also stamp on sheet metal with black Staz-On ink!ย  I used glimmer brads, the tag punch, tiny tags stamp set, and the brights DSP.ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It will be held on Saturday, October 16th at my house (directions to follow when you register).ย  We will be making 3 cards of 4 designs each for a total of 12 cards!ย  The cost is $30 and includes envelopes.ย  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.ย  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.ย  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!ย  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

New Catalog!!

The NEW 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog is here!ย  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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚