Stampin' Up! Online Spectacular!

For nine days only—November 22-30—get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! (This includes online orders & orders through me.) Plus you can save up to 50 percent off select Stampin’ Up!® products—including My Digital Studio software and Designer Fabric!

Click the "shop now" tab above to be directed to my Stampin' Up! web site. Then click "shop now" again to go to my online store, where you'll see the complete list of discounted items. Remember that this is a limited time sale only, you won't want to miss out!


Simply Amazing Starter Kit Deal!

For two short weeks, Stampin' Up! is making an offer that you will find simply amazing! Starting November 15, and lasting until November 30, 2010, you can purchase the Standard or Digital + Starter Kits for only $87.50 -- that is 50 percent off the regular price. You will get over $310 worth of paper or digital crafting and business supplies for only $87.50!

Some of the items available in the starter kit are interchangeable, so if you already own what is pictured you can possible change it for items you don't. If you are interested in this amazing offer let me know and I can walk you through all the details. Remember this is a limited time offer, so don't let it pass you by.


Last Chance to RSVP to Make Your Christmas Cards

Today is the last chance to RSVP for my Christmas Card Buffet. (See previous post for all the details, samples, & requirements)

Here is your opportunity to make cards without all the needed designing & prepping, because I do it all for you. I will need to order the supplies in order for them to arrive on time, so your RSVP is due today. I hope to see you here!!


Make Your Christmas Cards

Have you been thinking about making your own Christmas Cards or possibly other Christmas projects? Here is your opportunity. Choose from any of the following 7 cards or the Christmas Countdown, then choose the quantities you would like to make, and finally come & create your prepped projects.

  • Date: Friday Nov 19th 6 PM - 11 PM or Saturday Nov 20th 11 AM - 4 PM (the times are open, so come anytime during the times listed)
  • Cost: Cards $1.75 each (includes envelope) & Christmas Countdown $25.00 (includes kit [plus tax & shipping] & adhesive)
  • RSVP: Wed. Nov 10th. Payment required with your RSVP, please include quantities & choices. I have to order supplies, so make sure to RSVP in time.
  • There is a 3 card minimum (or 1 project).
Give me a call or email if you need any additional information or to RSVP.



Happy Holidays

Seasons Greetings

Winter Wonderland

Naughty Nice

Little Girl

Christmas Countdown
(Also includes rope, ribbon, clothespins)


Stampin' Up! Perfect Handmade Holiday Promotion

Starting TODAY, Stampin' Up! is offering an opportunity to purchase select products--perfect for Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts--at bundled pricing.

Dates: October 19-December 16, 2010

You will have the opportunity to purchase select products at a 20 percent discount! See bundle information below. There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. You must use the bundle item codes provided. The 20 percent discount will not be applied if individual bundle item numbers are entered separately.

Click on the list above for a printable list.


Card Buffet October 24th & 25th

Card samples for the next buffet are now posted. Included are cards for the upcoming holidays. Click the "card buffet" tab above to view them. As always, the price is $1.75 per card (includes envelope). You may pick the quantities and the cards you wish to make. However, there is a three card minimum.

You can pick from 3 separate times for your convenience; Sunday 10/24 2 - 5 PM and Monday 10/25 10 AM - 1 PM or 6:30 - 9:30 PM.

Please make sure you RSVP by Saturday 10/23. Please make sure to include which time you plan to attend and the cards & quantities you wish to create.

Hoping to see you all here!!


Winner, Winner, Winner

True Random Number Generator


Powered by RANDOM.ORG

So what does all the information above tell me? It tells me that we have a winner on the $30 for $30 board. To get the winner I went to the website random.org. The lucky person this round was Ruth Bliss in spot #20. She now gets a $30 credit towards her next order. Congratulations!!

If you would like the chance to win on the next board, all you have to do is place an order with me (online or through me). For every $30 you spend (before tax & shipping) you get to choose 1 spot on the board. When all thirty spots are filled, I will randomly draw the next winner. It could be you!! We are well on our way again with 4 spots already filled on the new board. Good luck!!


Clearance Rack

Take advantage of online shopping to save up to 60% on Stampin' Up! merchandise. The clearance rack is Stampin' Up!s way of offering great product at amazing prices - but only online and while supplies last!

I have added a link in the left column under promotions to make access to the clearance rack easy for you. Make sure you check back often for new clearance merchandise at amazing prices.


Scavenger Hunt for FREE Prizes

Here is the opportunity to play along for your chance to win Stampin' Up! prizes. The rules are simple. All you have to do is visit at least 20 blogs (that are participating in the hunt) and collect the clues from their posts. Once you have visited the blogs & collected the clues, just email me with your list of clues.

thestampingqueen@gmail.com (you must have 20)

You will then be entered into the drawing to take place on Sept. 15th, so make sure I have your entry before then.

Lets get started! Here is your first clue: Word Play

Word Play is on p. 147 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog and is the stamp set I used to make the card sample above. This set consists of a GREAT collection of all occasion sentiments. When I saw it in the new catalog I could not wait to get my hands on it.

Here is the list of the other sites playing along. I will update the list as more people join, so make sure to check back often.



For all the hunt rules or how to add your own blog to the hunt go here: http://yourhiredscrapbooksupplies.blogspot.com/2010/09/late-night-stamper-scavenger-hunt-round.html

Good Luck!


Get Your FREE Craft Tote

September 1 through October 18, receive a FREE craft tote—a $39.95 value—when you join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator! Don't forget about the new lower price on the Starter Kit, $175.00, which is a GREAT value on it's own.

This tote is large enough to carry 12" x 12" card stock and a Paper Cutter, as well as punches, ink pads, and accessories.

Contact me TODAY to get started with this tote-ally awesome opportunity.

Holiday Mini Catalog - Order Today

It's finally time!! Today is the first day that you can order from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. There are tons of fabulous new products and great ideas to get you through the holiday season.

To view the catalog click on the photo to the right. If you prefer a copy that you can get your hands on let me know. Don't forget to attend some of my upcoming events for the opportunity to see & use products from the mini. Click on the events tab at the top to see what's coming up and check back often for new event postings.


Stampin' Up! and Fabric? You Bet!

Here is another make & take I made at the demo day I attended this last weekend. This one was created by none other than Margo Kelly. I love the colors, but I especially love the fabric. Yes, I said fabric. The flower is created entirely out of fabric being offered by Stampin' Up! in the Holiday Mini. It is finished off with an extra large button, also available in the Holiday Mini.

Okay so I admit that I was a little skeptical, fabric really? However, between the demo Shelli & her daughter gave at convention & this one last Saturday, I'm sold. It coordinates so well into the color lines & other products being offered in the mini. It is also a great quality material (what else would we expect). And from the demo's that I have seen, works into just about any type of project you can imagine, even if you don't sew! I have some here for you to preview if you too need to be convinced, just let me know.


Sneak Peek Into the Holiday Mini

This beautiful card was designed by Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho) as a make & take project for the demo day I just attended last weekend. Her blog is one of my favorites and I was especially happy to get the chance to make one of her creations.

The stamp "even the naughty deserve something nice" is from a set in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini. Also from the mini, the rick rack in Cherry Cobbler. It is just a piece of a new Sizzix die being offered in the mini. Ordering for this mini starts September 1st, not too much longer to wait. Let me know if you need a copy.


Card Share

This beautiful card was made by my friend and fellow demonstrator Linda Payne. I don't know what it is about this set that I love, maybe it's the fact that I love just about anything having to do with coffee or tea. Besides, who couldn't benefit from a little "perk up" every now and then.

Most of the items on this card (both types of ribbon, one of the colors, the antique brad, the embossing folder, and the stamp set) are new items. You can find them in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog that was just released on July 1st. Contact me if you don't have your copy yet or click the "shop now" button above to browse online.


Huge Multi Demo Stampin' Up! Sale

50% OFF Everything this Sunday Noon - 4 PM.
It all needs to go!! Take advantage of these incredible prices!

The following is a Stampin' Up! sale in Caldwell, Idaho taking place right now. It is my friend and she has all my retired stuff along with 8 other demos. Check it out:

Oh my GOSH, LOOK at all the stamp sets and card stock/paper, ink and accessories WOW! The stamp sets cover 4, 3' x 6' tables stacked 3 high!! We're talking smokin' deals here, 40 -50% or more off of catalog price. PLUS card fronts for 25 cents each or 5 for $1.

Stop by, send your friends, you won't find any better deals on Stampin' Up! product...

When: Friday, Aug 6th from 10am to 6pm
Saturday, Aug 7th from 8am to 4pm

Directions to my hou

My address is 901 W Homedale Road in Caldwell. I am located between 10th & Farmway on the Southside of the street. Homedale Road runs one block south and parallel to Karcher Road ( hwy 55). My house sits off the road approximately 300' down a private lane. First house on the lane, brown with white trim. If your traveling West on Homedale Road just after the corn field. We have the only 3 rail white vinyl fence in this section of road, it has 901 on the corner post! Ignore the addresses on the right (north) side of the street they are 5 digit addresses and mine is three.

From Nampa, take Karcher Road (Hwy 55) to 10th Avenue (signal at the top of the hill just past Gem State Academy) turn Right. Go to the first cross street, which is Homedale Road turn Left (west). I'm down on the left (south) side approximately 1/2 mile. If you get to Farmway you've gone too far.

From Star area, take Hwy 44 to I84, go towards Boise (east) exit at Centennial Way, turn right. Go to Simplot Road turn Right go to Farmway Road turn left, go to Homedale turn left, 4th house on the right. Or you can exit at 10th Avenue exit, turn south (Right if coming from Middleton or Left if coming from Boise) at the end of the off ramp. Follow 10th thru town, past hospital and out of town to Homedale Road (one block past Ustick Road where the Maverick is), turn Right (west). I'm down on the left (south) side approximately 1/2 mile. If you get to Farmway you've gone too far.


Card Buffet Aug. 8th & 9th

The card samples for my next buffet are now posted. Click on the "card buffet" tab above to view them. I will be offering 3 separate times for your convenience; Sunday 8/8 2 - 5 PM and Monday 8/9 10 AM - 1 PM or 6:30 - 9:30 PM.

As always, the price is $1.75 per card (including envelope). You may pick the quantities and the cards you wish to make. There is a three card minimum.

Please make sure to RSVP by Saturday 8/7 and include which time you plan to attend and the cards you wish to create.

Hoping to see you all here!!


Reminders & Exciting News

There are three very important things taking place that you need to remember:

First, I am drawing from the list of blog followers on July 1st for a FREE stamp set. All you have to do is "Follow" my blog to be eligible to win. (See post from 6/6/10 for all the details)

Second, the last chance to order any retiring merchandise is June 30th. This includes all stamps, accessories, and decor elements. Make sure you get your order placed before it is too late. You can order on line by clicking here. (You can also order off of the clearance rack online too.)

Third, the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog goes live on July 1st. Which brings me to my exciting news...my catalogs should arrive today!! All members of Stampers Club will receive one free. Anyone else, let me know and I can get one to you (possibly FREE).

I will update my blog on July 1st as soon as I can, so that you can see any new promotion & the new catty.


Summer Mini Catalog Card Share

This is from the Sweet Scoops set that is currently in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog. I found that this set contained some really good multi-purpose stamps. The "sprinkle" stamp is what I used for the background on the pink instead of on the ice cream. Then the "ice cream texture" stamp is what I used for the side accent on the white. This one kind of looks like a zebra, so can you imagine another card here?

I wanted to also remind you that your last chance to order the retiring items from the current catalog is June 30th. Let me know if you are going to need anything and I will see if I can't get a last minute order together.


Card Share

This is one of the projects we made at this months Stamper's Club, simple yet elegant. I was inspired yet again by a card from Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) and thought that it would make a perfect club card. I hope you enjoy it too!