New Summer Mini Products

You're going to LOVE the new Summer Mini Catalog products!  As a demonstrator, I'm able to pre-order merchandise from this fantastic publication in order to get ready for my May workshops.  Here's a card I created using many new items.


I began with a base of River Rock card stock!  Yes, I said RIVER ROCK!  With the new color renovation (HERE), we are bringing back this terrific neutral color that was an In Color a couple of years ago.  You'll be able to purchase the card stock, ink, reinker and marker on July 1st.  I stamped the background with Sanded background stamp and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.  Next came a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, then Baja Breeze card stock run through the Big Shot using the Stampin' Up Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates.  Yes, BAJA BREEZE is making a comeback as well!  This was such a popular In Color and it's returning on July 1st also!

To add more interest, I used a new product called Smooch Spritz in the color "Log Cabin" to put some shimmer in the background.  It doesn't photograph as shimmer, but this is a pearlized accent spray that will add a dash of color to any project.  They come in a ready-to-use spray applicator and are great for cards, scrapbook pages, chipboard and more.

I'm highlighting a brand new stamp set called Sentimental Journey.  Purchase this great new stamp set in either wood mount or clear mount and stamp for all different occasions — this would be great for masculine cards and wonderful for scrapbooking your favorite trip.  The suitcase was stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink.  I added some Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  A Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad with a So Saffron card stock circle behind ties well with the circles created around the suitcase image.

All Summer Mini Catalog items are available on May 1st, either through contacting me at or by direct online ordering at my Online Store at  I'll be posting the Summer Mini Catalog in my right-hand side bar on May 1st, so be sure to look through it online.  If you'd like a "hard copy" of the Catalog, please contact me, and I'll see that you get one.

Item No. 118513 Sentimental Journey wood mount $23.95 OR
Item no. 120075 Sentimental Journey clear mount $17.95
Item No. 119921 Log Cabin Smooch Spritz $4.95
Item no. 112533 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brad $6.95
Item No. 114512 Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates $11.95
Item No. 109130 Clear Embossing Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 109294 Sanded Background Stamp $17.95

Don't Forget!

To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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Touch and Feel Birthday Card

My grandson Landon is really in to the touch and feel board books right now.  And that was my inspiration for this fun birthday card!

I combined four of my favorite In Colors to create this card — Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo.  Each layer has something to "touch and feel" — lots of texture!  I ran the Bermuda Bay card stock through the Big Shot using the diamond Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate.  TIP:  Spritz your card stock with water before using the texturz plates to get a crisper image.  Next came some Textured Crushed Curry card stock then Melon Mambo card stock stamped with Craft Black ink then Black Embossing Powder and heat embossed using the Heat Tool.  (The cat image is done in the same way.)  The main image combines two sets — C is for Cat and Four Square for the "happy birthday" sentiment.  I added some more texture with a crochet flower from Fleurettes II and a Clear Rhinestone Brad.

Item No. 115764 C is for Cat stamp set $15.95
Item No. 111632 Four Square $14.95
Item No. 114512 Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates $11.95
Item No. 114615 Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber $5.95
Item No. 114614 Standard Texturz Impressions Pad $5.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 109133 Black Stampin' Emboss Powder $4.75
Item No. 100005 Heat Tool $29.95
Item No. 103083 Embossing Buddy $5.95
Item No. 113144 Clear Rhinestone Brads $10.95
Item No. 114604 Fleurettes II $9.95

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Finally – Vintage Vogue!

I didn't order Vintage Vogue stamp set when it first came out because I knew I was to receive it at the Syracuse Regional Conference.  But that didn't happen — remember the snowstorm that shut down the entire event?  So I just ordered and received it this past week!  Everyone's lovin' this set — now it's my chance to play!

I stumbled upon this color combination quite accidentally, and I love it!  I wasn't sure at first that the Bermuda Bay and Old Olive worked together, but after I was all finished, I decided I liked it quite a bit!  The background is Soft Suede card stock run through the Big Shot using the Texturz Plates Kit #4.  Next came Cameo Coral card stock, then the Bermuda Bay.  I cut out a 2" circle of Whisper White card stock using my Big Shot and Circles #2 Originals Die (honestly, I can't make a card without the Big Shot anymore!), and the ribbon is run through a slit in the Bermuda Bay card stock and tied in front.  It's Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.  The flowers are stamped from Vintage Vogue in Cameo Coral Classic Ink then cut out; two are on Dimensionals.  I stamped the leaf images in Old Olive Classic Ink directly on the Whisper White circle.  To add the centers to the flowers, I stamped another flower, this time in Soft Suede Classic Ink, then used circle punches to punch them out.  The sentiment is from Chit Chat Rub Ons, the perfect crisp white lettering that this card needed!

Item No. 118598 Vintage Vogue clear-mount $17.95
Item No. 114531 Texturz Plates Kit #4 $9.95
Item No. 114526 Circles #2 Originals Die
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 109054 Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon $7.95
Item No. 111804 Chit Chat Rub Ons $10.95

Don't Forget!

  • To take advantage of Sale-A-Bration by making a $50 purchase and receiving a FREE product!  Click HERE for more details.  This promotion ends March 31st!
  • To join the Stampin' Up! family and save 15% off the Starter Kit, plus take an additional free stamp set valued at up to $47.95!  Click HERE for more details, or email me at!  This promotion ends March 31st! 
  • To sign up for the Spring Song Scrapbooking class. Click HERE for more details and to register.  Registration ends April 1st!

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