I’m mounting this stamp set today.

This is Timeless Textures and will be available in January in the new Occasions catalog. I haven’t even used it yet, and it’s already my new favorite stamp set! If you love Gorgeous Grunge, then you’ll want to add this one to your collection! <3 Don’t have the new Occasions catalog? Message me so I can get you one!

Blendabilities Product Line Discontinued

I’m sorry to report that Stampin’ Up! has discontinued the Blendabilities line of products, due to continued manufacturing problems.

If you have purchased ANY Blendabilities marker sets since they came out (June 2014) I strongly recommend that you check to make sure they are working correctly. The main issue has been dryness; although I had ONE marker that was not sealed correctly and it came apart when I opened it. Check ALL of the ones you have, and if you have any defective ones, you should call Stampin’ Up! BEFORE JUNE 15 to get reimbursement or replacement product.


It’s disappointing for sure, but Stampin’ Up! can’t continue to sell something that has so many problems and no resolution in sight.

If you’d like to ask me any questions, please feel free to email me anytime!


Better Than Email, Indeed!

Oh my goodness! Look at this cute new photopolymer (clear) stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is great for the backs of your cards or for gift tags on your handmade items.

It’s called Better Than Email… ain’t that the truth!  Visit my Online Store to purchase this one for your collection, and grab the clear blocks you’ll need: A, B, C & G (sold separately).

Tool Tip – The Bone Folder’s Many Uses

bone folder from Stampin' Up!

The Bone Folder (102300) is a must-have tool for any card maker. It makes the creases on your card look nice, while saving your fingernails from certain damage. Did you know that there are other uses for this handy tool?

  • Use your Bone Folder to create score lines on cards or other projects. If your paper trimmer doesn’t have a scoring blade, or you’ve misplaced it, then your Bone Folder fills in nicely. Just run the end of your Bone Folder over your card stock in the groove of your trimmer. If you’ve misplaced your stylus for your Simply Scored Tool, grab your Bone Folder and use with the scoring tool, too.
  • Use your Bone Folder to curl your card stock. On projects where a subtle curl is required, the Bone Folder works really well. Gently move the side of the Bone Folder over the card stock you wish to curl.
  • Use your Bone Folder when you re-ink your firm foam ink pads. After you add your drops of re-inker to the top of your ink pad, use your Bone Folder to smoosh the ink into the firm foam for even coverage.
  • In a pinch, I’ve even used my Bone Folder for measuring. At 6-1/16″ long, you can use your Bone Folder to measure card stock or ribbon that needs to be approximately 6 inches long.

It’s such a handy tool with a variety of uses. Have you used your Bone Folder in a way I haven’t mentioned? Let me know in the comments!

Stampin’ Up! Announces Color Changes for Next Catalog

color refresh pretty banner

Some of your past favorite “In Colors” and a brand NEW color (Smoky Slate!) will be added to the Stampin’ Up! color lineup next catalog (arriving June 1st.)  Click the photo above to get even more details, including a handout showing your “retiring” favorites.  If you see that a color you LOVE is leaving, then get it now in my Online Store, before it is GONE!  Once supplies are exhausted, Stampin’ Up! won’t be making more of these retiring colors.

Happy Coloring!

[NEW] This & That from Stampin’ Up!

This & That, a new product offering from Stampin’ Up! is here! It’s a “make it your own” journal notebook, that you can customize to your needs and decorate in any way you’d like!

This & That from Stampin' Up!

This & That Informational Flyer from Stampin’ Up! (PDF)

I just got my This & That (and I got the whole kit bundled together & saved 15%! – bundle only available through April 30, 2013) and got to thinking about ALL of the different ways to use this fun notebook:

diary/journal, dream journal, engagement/wedding/baby journal, vacation journal, vacation planning, quotes & inspirational items, favorite Bible verses or verses you are memorizing, daily random stuff, pinterest ideas, goal setting, fitness journal, gratitude journal, pregnancy journal, year keepsakes/memories, gift for friends or family, sewing ideas/journal, home projects, work projects, big book of grievances, mini album for you or a gift, college visits, new college student journal, clubs & organizations (ideas & keepsakes), card or scrapbook layout ideas (sketches), to do lists (daily or specific projects), calendar, recipes, meal planning, shopping lists.


Well, those are MY ideas, and I am still not sure just what I will use my own This & That notebook for…

What would YOU use it for?

What ideas did I leave off my list?

Let me know in the comments!

To order your This & That, visit my online store. And as always, let me know if you have any questions!

More My Digital Studio (MDS) Fun!

I wanted to share a couple more My Digital Studio pages I’ve made recently. These are pages in my Ford Family 2012 Album – still in progress.  They feature my then 3-year-old son Liam, who is now FOUR!  He is my favorite subject to scrapbook, of course!

FordFamily2012-WaterParkFordFamily2012-DocOfficeI am having SUCH a good time making these pages, and the best part is how quickly it all comes together!  If you’ve never tried digital crafting, then I strongly recommend you download the FREE 30-Day Trial version of My Digital Studio (MDS).  If you download the trial software from my online store, then you will also receive a link to sign up for my 10 tutorial videos during your 30-Day trial period!

And if you decide that MDS is just too much fun and you have to have it – I’ve got fantastic news for you.  Stampin’ Up! has lowered the price of this amazing software!

So, now what are you waiting for?!?!

I’m here to answer any of your digital design questions – click here to email me anytime!










50% Off ALL Fabric During the Fabric Frenzy

Fabric Frenzy!From today (March 25) through the end of March ONLY, save 50% on ALL fabric from Stampin’ Up!  This deal will only run while supplies last, so whether you are a seamstress or a paper-crafter who enjoys using fabric in projects… don’t delay!

This fabric is high-quality and coordinates with the patterns and colors you already love from Stampin’ Up!

So, head over to my online store to find all the great deals during Fabric Frenzy!