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Get ready for Valentine’s Day! Here are some projects made – and the tutorials are yours for FREE for ordering in Februaary! Please use the hostess code:  XUPXWTY2 when ordering. If your order is over $150, you don’t need the code and you can enjoy the hostess benefits!

The valentine mailbox card is 3-D, you literally slide the little letters into the mailbox slot.

The glass block has vinyl on the front. I can send you the SVG pattern I creatved, or you can download the pattern and cut it out of cardstock and attach to the front.

You can order from my online store HERE.

This tutorial is not for purchase, it is a promotion offered by me for February orders.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Hope you have a special day with whoever you LOVE!

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Brady’s teacher asked me to make a LARGE card that the whole class could sign! The kids in the class partner with some folks at the nursing home. Oye! I had to think outside the box (CHOCOLATE BOX in this case!) My canvas is normally 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″!! LOL This was HUGE! It’s actually a regular sized tagboard, then folded in half! LOTS of space to fill on this!

I got out my Silhouette machine and found a cute box of chocolates download. I think it was about 75 cents! This was so easy to make! I LOVE this machine! I also made some vinyl letters. My favorite part is the inside that has the pop up that says “be mine”.

Hope you have a great day!!


“APP”y Valentine’s Day!

Price: $1.95

iPhone Gift Card Holder

Who wouldn’t LOVE an Apple or iTunes gift card for Valentine’s Day? You can make a creative package out of cardstock to hold the gift card!

Purchase the pdf pattern HERE, or it’s my gift to you FREE with an online order from my Stampin’ Up online store HERE!


Last Day for Holiday Catalog!

This card is a total CASE from Heather Summers. This “love” framelit is only available TODAY and is not on the carryover list! It is a perfect framelit for Valentine’s Day cards! Be sure and order TODAY from the Holiday Catalog! (See below)


There are some great products in there that can be used all year round!

Make sure you have all the items from here that are on your wish list because many will be gone for good.


Click HERE to view the catalog

Click HERE to view the products that will carry over and be available until May 2014

Tomorrow the NEW SPRING CATTY GOES LIVE! I will post the link tomorrow so you can see all the new goodies!

Regionals in Phoenix! Plus a Valentine Treat!

WOW What a weekend! Stampin’ Up Regionals were in Phoenix this weekend, and WHAT A GREAT TIME WE HAD! I always get SO INSPIRED after these events! Here’s a photo of our group! We are GROWING!!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!!!

I LOVE SUBWAY art and thought it would be fun to put some on these mailboxes. The subway art is cut out of vinyl. I also added last names to the subway art to personalize them. I gave these as Valentine’s gifts to teachers and some friends!

Brady’s Valentine’s

These are the Valentine’s that Brady will be taking to school next week. They were super easy to make! They are filled with graham crackers, heart marshmallows and Hersheys chocolate. (We make these in the toaster oven when we don’t have enough time for a bon fire!)
I saw this idea on this blog HERE.

Greeting Card Kids Valentine

I have to admit these little Greeting Card Kids are growing on me! I saw Jen Sannes layout HERE, and fell in love with it! I put some of our current DSP with it and the little Valentine girl and VOILA! I also used Iridescent Ice to give the image a glimmer look to it.


  • Stamp Sets: Greeting Card Kids, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper: Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated DSP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Versa Mark Pad, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon, 2 3/8″ Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Here is the same sketch using different paper. The Red Glimmer paper is so fun to work with!

Malt Card (Valentine or Birthday)


I was inspired by this card on Pinterest, but wanted it to fit into the Stampin’ Up envelope (Small Open-End Envelopes- item #107286). Here’s what I came up with! You could use this for Valentine’s Day, or as a birthday card. The sentiment inside says, “Happy Birthday With a Cherry on the Top!”
Did you know you can re-color the silver Glimmer Paper to any color? Just put a dot of reinker on a glass block, and use your Aqua Painter on the Glimmer Paper! I used Pretty in Pink reinker to recolor this heart.It’s hard to see in this photo but the malt cup is embossed with the Striped Embossing Folder.To dowload the malt pattern, click HERE.


  • Stamp Set: A Word For You
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip (edges of malt cup sponged in this)
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver, Glimmer Red & Silver
  • Accessories: 3/4″ Circle Punch (cherry), Heart Punch, Linen Thread (cherry stem), Straw (found on Etsy), Blushing Brid 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Striped & Elegant Lines Embossing Folders, Pretty in Pink Reinker, Aqua Painter

NOTES: Cut an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock in half the long way, so it now measure 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score the long side at 5 1/2″. Place the malt cup pattern on top of the card, with the fold lining up with the top of the malt cup. Cut one piece of “ice cream” and after running it through the Big Shot, then just tape this piece to the front of the card.

Another Valentine RAK!

Check out another Valentine RAK I received from my friend, Jennie Portonova! Chocolate and flowers, what more could a girl ask for? I absolutely love this beautiful work of ART! Thank you so much Jennie, you are a GEM! (You can view Jennie’s blog HERE.)

Valentine RAK

Look what Valentine RAK was at my door on Valentine’s Day! Rachele Sanclemente was the creator of this gem! Isn’t it darling? The writing is made out of FUZZY vinyl! Rachele is such a talented gal. She recently won a contest with her darling Valentine creations. You can see her creations on the Feb. 3rd post HERE.

Brady’s Valentines

Our 1st grade son, Brady, wanted “cool” valentine’s to give to his friends this year. This is what I came up with. I hope they are COOL enough, they sure were easy to make! Do you think the baker’s twine makes it look too “Christmas-y”? Recipe:Stamp Set: I (Heart) Hearts, Everyday Flexible Phrases (retired), Extreme SkateboardPaper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper WhiteInk: Real Red, Basic BlackAssessories: Fun Dip Candy, Baker’s Twine, Staple, Sponge, Curly Label PunchInstructions: The matchbook is cut at 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, and scored at the 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ mark. The white cardstock is cut at 2″ x 3″, and the black is just about 3/16″ larger than the white piece.The rest is pretty self explanatory. The actual matchbook bows out a bit, because of the candy inside. I had to hot glue the skater to the front because of the bend in the paper. It looks like he is skating on a curved edge because of the bow in the paper! Also, I BLOOPED and smudged underneath the skateboarder, do you see that? I decided to try to recreate this BLOOP because it looks like the shadow of him! LOL Sometimes mistakes are GREAT! LOL

weSTAMP Swaps for January

Take a look at our swaps for our weSTAMP gathering this month! The theme was to use something out of the Spring Mini Catalog, OR out of the Sale a Bration Catalog. What a great group of CREATIVE GALS!

When we first meet in the evening, we do a Make and Take. Shelley Ellis provided this DARLING Valentine treat made from a flat paper bag. She sewed the bottom up to form a pouch. Isn’t this CUTE? We each got to make a white and kraft colored one!

Here are the swaps!!!Shelley’s swap:

Glenda’s swap:Kathy’s swap:Kathy is also a seamstress, look at the cooridinating shirt she sewed!!! CUTE CUTE!!
Eileen’s swap:

Stephanie’s swap:

Linda R’s swap:

Linda B’s swap:

Melissa’s swap:

Jennie’s swap:

Terri’s swap:

Nancy’s swap:

Patti’s swap:

Heather’s swap: (filled with salt water taffy!)

Lorri’s swap: (recipe can be found on my previous post HERE)

The door prize was made by Lorri, and won by Leah! I CASED many of the items from Twila Davis. I don’t believe she has a blog, but if you are a Stampin’ UP demonstrator, you can find some of these items on Stampers Showcase!

I found the candy box pattern on Angie Kennedy Juda’s blog HERE. She is such a creative stamper, and it is so awesome that she posts video tutorials on her blog!! 🙂