Monday, October 29, 2012


Let's make this a "RECORD STAMP SALES" for Stampin' Up! in a 24 hour period.
Let's turn this "SPOOKTACULAR" SALE into a "SPECTACULAR" RECORD BREAKING SALE.  Additional information can be found in yesterday's post.  Spread the word and let's make this a "SPECTACULAR" EVENT!

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3 FREE Downloads from Stampin' Up!

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BONUS FREE Download:
If we get 18,000 downloads of FREE items we'll give you another FREE download!
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Check out all the Digital kits on SALE October 29 - November 5, 2012
ItemDesigner KitRetail ValueSale Price
50% Off
130861Afternoon Daydream Kit$9.95$4.97
129928Afternoon Tea II Kit$9.95$4.97
119839Always Elegant Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
129358Attic Boutique Kit$9.95$4.97
122175Autumn Spice Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127600Autumn Traditions Kit$9.95$4.97
130969Bandstand Kit$7.95$3.97
130970Be of Good Cheer Kit$7.95$3.97
123728Celebrations Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
130982Chevron Punch Kit$7.95$3.97
123956Christmas Cheer Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
120880Christmas Cocoa II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127362Convention 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
128876Day in the Life Kit$14.95$7.47
130059Fifty Nifty Kit$9.95$4.97
130062File it Fun Kit$7.95$3.97
131228Friendship Preserves Kit$3.95$1.97
128875Frosty Days II Kit$9.95$4.97
129924Get it Done Kit$5.95$2.97
129870Good Times II Kit$7.95$3.97
118465Happy Birthday Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128872Holiday Harmony Kit$7.95$3.97
127773Holly Berry Bouquet$9.95$4.97
118466Hoppy Memories Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
128999It's all Me Kit$9.95$4.97
130850Joyful Times Kit$9.95$4.97
124230Just Add Cake Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
124446Leadership 2011 Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
124568Leadership 2011 Digital Photo Kit$9.95$4.97
124443Love Birds Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131231Lovely Little Labels Kit$7.95$3.97
129359Mixed Bunch Kit$7.95$3.97
119978My Sweet Pea Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
132264Neon Notes Kit$9.95$4.97
129898New Heights Kit$7.95$3.97
122174Nite Owl Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
129340Number One Kit$9.95$4.97
129360On the Go Kit$9.95$4.97
124463One Great Year Kit$9.95$4.97
131360Ornament Keepsakes Kit$6.95$3.47
127599Party Animal Kit$9.95$4.97
131226Picture This Kit$4.95$2.47
130851Pinwheels on Parade Kit$7.95$3.97
126027Playful Polka Dots Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
131227Providences of Provinces Kit$7.95$3.97
130983Raspberry Splash Kit$7.95$3.97
118869Recipes By Design Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
127163Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
130060Season By Season Kit$9.95$4.97
127587Sending Glad Tidings Designer Tags Kit$7.95$3.97
129605Special Delivery Bright Kit$7.95$3.97
129606Special Delivery Subtle Kit$7.95$3.97
127759Spice Cake Kit$5.95$2.97
130852Spring Break II Kit$9.95$4.97
129608Spring Fever Kit$7.95$3.97
130076Summer Happiness Kit$9.95$4.97
118464Summer Home Digital Kit$14.95$7.47
129601Summer Smooches Kit$9.95$4.97
124229Sunset Serenade Digital Kit$5.95$2.97
129339Sweet Shop Kit$9.95$4.97
129882Tea Time II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
132190That's a Wrap Kit$7.95$3.97
127431Tickets & Tags Kit$9.95$4.97
125757Tickets & Tokens II Digital Kit$7.95$3.97
131217Topsy-Turvey Celebration Kit$9.95$4.97
121071Travel Journal Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
126022Travel Log Kit$9.95$4.97
129332Twitterpated Kit$9.95$4.97
129607Walk in the Park Kit$9.95$4.97
132567Winter Wonders Kit$9.95$4.97
127609Wicked Fun Kit$9.95$4.97
131218Wonderfall Kit$7.95$3.97
120881Write Stuff II Digital Kit$9.95$4.97
128883You're My Sunshine Kit$7.95$3.97

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Digital Studio + Digital Scrapbooking Day! = FREE DOWNLOADS

Monday, October 29, 2012 starts a week long celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day.  Stampin' Up! is offering FREE My Digital Studio downloads and 50% off over 70 digital kits!  What a DEAL!  This is awesome!  Check back on October 29th for more details on how to get your FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!  This is going to be one FUN week!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the FREE downloads!

Stampin' Up! SPOOKTACULAR Sale


This is the first time Stampin' Up! has ever had a Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular Sale!  They are trying to see how many stamps they can sell in ONLY 24 HOURS.  You won't want to miss this awesome sale!  This "Spooktacular Sale" includes all stamps in the current catalogs including:

  • Background stamps
  • Personalized name stamps
  • Cookie Press stamps
  • Single-image stamps
This DOES NOT include:
  • Hostess sets 
  • Bundled stamp sets
  • Digital stamp brush sets
There is no minimum purchase and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.

Woo Hoo!  That's one SWEET deal!

Be prepared for our 10/29/12 Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular Sale by:
You can either order yourself ,on my website, give me a call or email me by 8:00 pm on Monday evening as I will be sending my order in shortly after that.  Just think, you could get some Christmas shopping done early without having to fight the crowds!  Happy Shopping!

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Free Festive Paper-Piecing Pack

It's only October, but Stampin' Claus is coming to town!  Get a FREE Festive Paper-Piercing Pack when you purchase the Ornament Keepsakes Set and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Click on the Flyer below for details:

Christmas Gift Pack
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set, Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132260 (wood-mount) $55.85 Retail, $47.90 Special Price
132261 (clear-mount) $44.85 Retail, $36.90 Special Price

Christmas Gift Pack (with framelit bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (stamp set and framelits) , Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262 (wood-mount) $70.85 Retail, $62.90 Special Price
132263 (clear-mount) $63.85 Retail, $55.90 Special Price
If this is something you would like to take advantage of, remember the special price only goes through October 31, 2012.

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Single, Single & More Single Stamps!

Single Stamps - by Stampin' Up!
Have you ever looked at a stamp set and said, "There is really only 1 stamp I want in this set."  Your wish has just been granted until January 2, 2013.   Stampin' Up! is offering single stamps from the following stamp sets: (click on each of the sets/assortments below to see a PDF.  The New Assortment 1 & 2 were just recently added on October 25, 2012 with 3 stamps that have never been seen before.)  Check them out!

Word Play 
Perfectly Penned
Seasonal Saying
New Assortment 1
New Assortment 2

Here are some details on the promotion:

These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they will be packaged in cello bags.  If you'd like a case for your stamp, you can buy our Clear-Mount Stamp Cases that come in packs of four (item #119105).
  • This offer is available for clear-mount stamps only.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you'll need to buy a block separately if you don't already have one.  The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyers.
  • There is no limit on how many pieces you can buy.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Everything Eleanor: Get Well

Flowers cheer anyone up when your're not feeling well but sometimes you can't have real flowers because you're allergic to them.  The next best thing is a beautiful Get Well card with flowers on it.  These flowers were made with the new little 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch.  I also embossed the Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango Card Stock with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and put them behind the Scallop Circle Punch..

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, Build a Blossom, Perfectly Penned
Paper: Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black and Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 3/16" Corner Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chock-Full of Cheer: Merry Christmas

Today's card is one made at one of my Stamp Camps.  Although I'm really not ready for winter yet, I really like the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper pack.  The Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla colors make this card stunning.   The Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set is great for Christmas cards but also can be used for anything winter or even a birthday in the winter months.  My favorite part is that Stampin' Up! also came up with the Mitten Builder Punch to punch out these cute little mittens.  Is the Mitten Builder Punch only for mittens?  No.  I challenge you to take your punches and play around with them to come up with other ideas to use them.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Chock-Full of Cheer
Paper: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla Card Stock and Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Accessories: Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Mitten Builder Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Love & Sympathy: Flower

Today was a Color Coach inspiration day.  I went to the Color Coach to try a totally different color combination.  These are not colors I would normally put together but as you can see, they look beautiful on this sympathy card.  I really like the simplicity of this card.  I used the Love & Sympathy stamp set which has only three stamps but they can all three be used to create a sympathy card.  If you're looking for an excellent stamp set to create beautiful sympathy cards, Love & Sympathy is a great choice.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Love and Sympathy
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, River Rock Card Stock and Floral District Designer Series Paper
Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Accessories: Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Friday, October 12, 2012

In the KITCHEN baking Candy Corn Cookies

My "Out of the Box" creation today is focusing on candy corn shaped cookies.  Aren't these little candy corn sugar cookies just the cutest little cookies?  I have been on a cookie making kick the last 2 days.  This idea came to me in an email.  Since I love candy corn so much, I just had to check out how to make them.  At first I thought, "No Way", these are going to be way too time consuming.  Well I have already made two batches of these little gems!   They are actually kind of fun to make.  This is what you do.
1. Mix up a batch of sugar cookies.
2. Separate the cookie dough in 3 balls.
3. One will be left white, the second one you will put orange food coloring in and the third one you will put yellow food coloring in.
4. Use a loaf pan and line with wax paper or plastic wrap.
5. Pat in the white layer, then the orange layer and then the yellow layer.  (or in Stampin' Up! colors, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight)
6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hrs or overnight.
7. Take the dough block out of the loaf pan and cut the short side in 1/4" slabs.
8.  Then take a knife and cut like this:  (eg  /\/\/\/\)  You will get 6-7 little candy corns.
9. Roll them in sugar being careful not to break apart the layers.
10. Put them on a cookie sheet and bake them for 5 minutes.
11. This is my FAVORITE part!  Pop one in your mouth and ENJOY!
Can't you just see these in red, green and white, red, white and blue, pastels for Easter?  I also made oatmeal raisen cookies, craisen/white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, and chocolate chip cookies.  (Probably about 10-11 batches of cookies in 2 days!  We have a TON in the freezer!  YUM! ! !  OK time to get back to card making!

Well you can't purchase these cookies on my Stampin' Up! website BUT if you are in need of some supplies...feel free to stop on over to my "ON-LINE STORE" and check it out!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.  I guess these were in the box, especially after I got them baked.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Open Sea: Wax Paper Technique

Today I am inspired by a manly card by Karen Philipp.  Karen's Wax Paper Technique was used to make this card.  Using this technique made this ship look like it was really floating on the sea.  This card was made at one of my recent Stamp Camps.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Glossy White Card Stock and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral and Black Stazon
Accessories: Wax Paper, Chevron Embossing Folder, 3" Circle Die, Circles #2 Originals Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen, 1/8" Mini Silver Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Everything Eleanor: Lace

My "Out of the Box" creation today is focused on the "lace look".  The Delicate Designs Embossing Folder totally gives you the lace look even without real lace.  I then used the Large Scallop Edgelit which really set it off.  Sometimes I want a pretty card without a lot of color and this card was exactly that.  The only colors used were Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals.  (Primrose Petals was used behind the Delicate Doily.  I thought it made the Dahlia pop out a little more.)  Although I didn't have a greeting on the front of the card, it could really be used for just about any occasion.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Everything Eleanor
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits, In Color Dahlias, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Itty Bitty Banners: Butterflies

My "Out of the Box" creation today is butterflies, butterflies and more butterflies.  Have you ever heard the saying, "Free as a Butterfly"?  I love that saying and maybe that is why I love butterflies so much.  I wanted buttons for the center of the butterflies so I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to punch out colored flowers and then topped them with the Bitty Buttons.  I just don't use them enough, but aren't they just the cutest?  Add a Chevron embossed piece of Baja Breeze Card Stock backed with 2 Whisper White edges cut with the Finishing Touches Edgilits and WOO HOO you have one AWESOME birthday card!  Now I sure hope whoever receives this birthday card will feel, "Free as a Butterfly"!  Have a Stampingly awesome day!

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Card Stock
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Apothecard Accents Framelits, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mouthwatering: "Cheery" Happy Birthday

Here I am with this brad and ribbon bow technique again.  Actually, I also just realized that my AWESOME Upline, Dawn Olchefske, has a video on You Tube on this bow technique that she calls the "Faux Bow".  You'll have to check it out!  She does tons of "How'd She DO That?" videos on her blog.   If there is anything you want to learn how to do she's probably done it!  Back to the my sweet, "CHEERY", cherry birthday card.  The cherries are from the Mouthwatering Stamp Set and that they are...MOUTH-WATERING!  Also, who said Christmas Designer Series Paper only had to be used for Christmas cards/projects?  The Gumball Green with Very Vanilla polka dots on it is from the Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper Pack.  I just love how Stampin' Up! gives us choices with the front and back of most of our Designer Series Paper.  No paper pack is strictly Halloween, Christmas, etc. so don't just pass up a paper pack just because it is themed based.  Chances are you'll find other ideas to use the paper for as I did with this card.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Mouthwatering, Family Reunion
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanillla, Crumbcake Card Stock and Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green (2 of the newest In-Colors for 2012-2014) love them!
Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding, 3/8" Brights Glimmer Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Fabulous Florets: Happy Birthday Wishes

My "Out of the Box" creation today was made using the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  Framelits are so much fun to use in card making.  I used a 2-Way Glue Pen and outlined the white lines on the flower and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds.  Unfortunately this doesn't show up very well on the picture but up close adds glitz to this beautiful card.  Woo Hoo!  Gotta LOVE glitz!  Don't be afraid to add Dazzling Diamonds to any card/project for additional sparkle!  This card was inspired by a card made by Mary Brown. I really liked how she made the bow using a brad and not having to tie it.  Mary's instructions for making this bow were very easy to follow.  I know a lot of people who hate to tie bows.  I'm not one of them, but this bow is so fun to make and turns out great every time.  This was a card we made at one of my Stamp Camps.  It was the first time introducing my guests to the technique.  The main thing is that the smaller the brad, you will want to use a narrower piece of ribbon.  Try this technique the next time you want to make a bow for a card.  Thank you again Mary for your inspiration on this card.  Happy bow making!

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Fabulous Florets, Petite Pairs
Paper: Brights DSP Stacks, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White Card Stock
Ink: Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder and Basic Black
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/8" So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon, So Saffron 3/16" Subtles Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms: Watermelon

Watermelon...Yum, Yum, Yum!  I just love watermelon.  When I was making this card, I had a hard time not stopping to go cut a piece of watermelon to eat.  The pieces of watermelon were created with one of the flower stamps from the Betsy's Blossoms stamp set.  It is so fun to take stamps and find other ideas to use them for. What would my card be without using something created from the Big Shot.  I embossed the Primrose Petals piece of card stock with the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and used the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit to cut the Daffodil Delight piece to hi-light the pieces of watermelon.  OK that's it...I can't take it anymore...I have to have some watermelon!

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, A Word for You
Paper: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms: Sending Many Thanks

The Betsy's Blossoms stamp set is a super fun stamp set to work with.  I got this inspiration from Lori Beck.  I really wanted a little background color but still wanted to be able to stamp the stems and leaves without masking them.  Well for the background color I made my own stencil.  Directions below:
Step 1 - Cut a piece of cardstock 2 3/8" x 3 3/8".
Step 2 -  Center the 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" card stock on a piece of  Whisper White card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and then trace it with a pencil. 
Step 3 - Take the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and draw a pencil line across each corner about 1/4" in from each corner. Use a 12" Trimmer and cut the straight edge on all 4 sides up to the corner pencil lines.  This will leave the 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" section still attached at each of the 4 corners.

Step 4 - Take a Paper Snips scissors and cut on all 4 diagonal lines cutting out the piece in the center.
Step 5 - Next take the Jewelry Tag Punch and punch in each of the 4 corners to round the corners. (You could really do this step with any punch with a curved edge on it that gives you the rounded corner size you would like for your template.)
Step 6 - You still have some white paper left in the corners that you will trim with your Paper Snips to give you a rounded corner look.
Step 7 - This shows a view of all 4 corners trimmed.
Step 8 - This shows you a close-up of what all 4 corners should look like when you are done.  Once you get the template made you can keep it for future use.  This was such a fun way to have a lighter sponged effect behind your stamping.  You could also use any of the framelits to cut out the piece in the center and sponge in the open area like I did on this card.

Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Betsy's Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple card stock
Ink: Gumball Green, Sahara Sand, Early Espress and Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Stampin' Dimensionals.

You can purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my "ON-LINE STORE".

Thanks for stopping by to check out my "Out of the Box" creations.