Never Lose Your Mojo

Have you noticed that the Stampin’ Up! catalog(s) aren’t just “catalogs” to shop through, they are actually INSPIRATION books ~ and you can find ideas on every page for your crafting?

Take this page (p.95) of the Annual Catalog…you don’t need to have the same stamps, ink or paper to make a cute card inspired by these:

The #SUOC256 challenge this week encourages stampers to use catalog samples as sketches and create something inspired by them. This is my version:

Can you see how I followed the Whale Done card sketch? You will NEVER lose your mojo as long as you have an idea book to get your juices flowing!

Speaking of juice, the Cute Fruit photopolymer stamp set is only in our “Getting Started” brochure, so you may not have seen it yet, but it is my “stamp set of the summer”, even as summer comes to a close.

I appreciate that you can also purchase the Cute Fruit set in a collection of products (ideal for a GIFT or new stamper)!

To add shading to the pineapple, ink it up in the lightest color (Bumblebee in this case), then add some darker color ink (Cinnamon Cider) to the stamp using a sponge dauber BEFORE you stamp it. The colors will blend together beautifully.

Embrace your catalog as your IDEA BOOK and you’ll never run out of ideas!

NEW Catalog Kickoff & Giveaway!

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Today is the first day of the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog year and it’s something to CELEBRATE! You can view the catalog ONLINE or you can get your own copy to take with you to the ball games, swimming pool and in the car during family vacation by attending my Open House this Saturday from 2-5 pm.

Another way to get a catalog is to host a party (in your home or on Facebook) or join my Creative Juice Stamp Club: You can join from anywhere in the U.S. and there are plenty of perks!

To celebrate the first day of the catalog, I’m giving away a stack of Color Theory Designer Series Paper and Glitter Enamel Dots to someone who comments with their FAVORITE NEW PRODUCT by Monday, June 5th!


The Greatest FUN on Earth: New Catalog Carnival!

Step right up and join the 
Greatest Fun on Earth 
this Saturday, June 8th at my 
New Catalog Carnival! 

Spin the wheel for a chance to win a prize!
(Make your own wheel with the instructions HERE)

Create a card:

SHOP the BOGO Sale:
Purchase my retired stamp sets and choose a set of equal value from the new catalog FREE
(plus tax & shipping)
PLUS Treats, Games, Prizes and a chance to pick up 
the new catalog!
All of the fun lasts from 2-5 p.m. at 
1637 Calpac Avenue in Spanish Fork, UT and is FREE!!!
 Bring a friend and discover how Stampin’ Up! is the Greatest Fun on Earth 🙂

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Isn’t She Lovely? Isn’t She Wonderful?

It’s like Christmas morning when I get my hands on the new Stampin’ Up! catalog…do you feel the same way? This beautiful new cover makes me grin every time I see it!! What’s inside is just as freakin’ awesome (as my kids say).  To flip through the catalog virtually, click on the picture above. To order from it, CLICK HERE!

Along with the new catalog comes a few other fun announcements! First, the new “Best of” set for June:

Second, a chance to grab some greeting stamps at a discount:

And finally, a few updates for My Digital Studio: Get the new colors FREE next time you have an internet connection and update your software:

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Take a Tour Through the New Catalog

I am thrilled to announce that the 2012-2013 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog is now available! New products and new projects in full-color detail…once again Stampin’ Up! has delivered an impressive variety of exclusive artwork, new colours, quality products, and inspiring ideas. In fact, there are so many new products that I would like to take you on a Catalog Tour of the latest Product Suites from the comfort of your own home.

Starting on July 7 (and for the following 11 days) I will be introducing you to a new product suite via email. I know you are going to be as excited as I am to see what we have in store for the new Stampin’ Up! year, so click the link below to subscribe to this limited-time newsletter.

Scavenger Hunt Winner, Friendship Card & Recipe Share!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by Saturday for either the Hostess Appreciation Breakfast or “I Spy” Catalog Reception! As promised, here is the recipe for the Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast served at the breakfast (from with a few modifications):


  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 (21 ounce) cans apple pie filling (or 1 quart jar of homemade apple pie filling + 3 apples, peeled and sliced)
  • 16-20 slices white bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


  1. Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Spread the sugar mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread the apple pie filling evenly over the sugar mixture. Layer the bread slices on top of the filling, pressing down as you go. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the milk and vanilla. Slowly pour this mixture over the bread, making sure that it is completely absorbed. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
  3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Place covered pan into the oven and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 to 75 minutes. When done remove from oven and turn on broiler. Remove foil and drizzle maple syrup on top of the egg topping; broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the syrup begins to caramelize. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10 minutes, then cut into squares. Invert the pan onto a serving tray or baking sheet so the apple filling is on top. Serve hot.

This is the card we made at the Hostess Appreciation using the “Faux Diamonds” technique…can you see the glitter on the “yes, please” circle? It’s pretty fabulous in person! The stamp set is one of my new favorites from the catalog called “From My Heart” on page 139 of the new SU! catalog:

If you missed the open house, contact me to Join a Club or schedule a party and get a new catalog FREE! And just for fun, here is the link to the “I Spy Catalog Scavenger Hunt” you can print off and play as you discover creative treasures in the fabulous new Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

And congratulations to HEATHER ASH who won the Scavenger Hunt drawing and the “Bright Blossoms” stamp set!!!

Root Beer Floats and Stampin’ Up!

Imagine cooling off with a frosty drink like this while looking through THIS: 
Your dreams all come true at my New Catalog Reception on Saturday, July 9th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
860 E 1050 S, Spanish Fork, UT
Celebrate a new year/new Stampin’ Up! catalog with a root beer float! 
Shop my retired stamps and accessories 25-90 % off,
create a free summer theme make and take project, 
win prizes in a catalog scavenger hunt, 
join a club or just hang out with other crafty people! 
Bring a friend and adhesive (to make cards, not glue your friend!)
How can YOU get a catalog FREE?
Host a party
Join a club
Download the .pdf (in left column)
Place a $100+ order anytime during the year!
Buy one for $10

Join the Club!

Prepare to be amazed...
at what you can do with rubber stamps! 
Join my NEW 2011-2012 Stamp Club and you'll learn a new technique (or two!) 
each time we meet and a card showcasing what you learned to share with a friend!
Techniques included in this club:
• Stampin’ Mist Magic Resist
• Polished Stone with Smooch Spritz
• Vintage Clear-Mount Block Background
• Texture Transfer
• Joseph’s Coat
• Black Magic
• Sponged Stencil
• Faux Flocking
• Distressed Faux Fabric Flower
• Basic Pop-up
• Shadow Resist
• Watercolor Pencil Highlighting
Everyone who joins this club will create a Technique Notebook to keep for reference, 

PLUS when you become a club member, you get the opportunity to serve once as hostess 
(and receive hostess benefits) including 
a NEW 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog!

Ready, Set, FUN! 
E-mail for more information or to join:

Q&A: New Stampin’ Up! Catalog (2011-2012)

Q: How do I get a copy of the new catalog?

New CatalogA: It’s an annual phenomena, the new Idea Book & Catalog arrives and stampers around the world drop everything to pour through the pages to see all the new products and project samples. Husbands go hungry, kids are sent outside to play, and the laundry is ignored. It’s okay, we all do it! You sure don’t want to miss out on that!

The 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog can be purchased online or with any order beginning July 1st. Better yet, contact me today to pre-order your reserved copy and you may even be able to have it in your hands on July 1st!

Schedule a July workshop and you’ll be one of the first to receive the new Idea Book & Catalog, AND you’ll get it for free. Plus, you and your friends will have the fun of seeing and creating projects with the hottest new items!

If you want to see the catalog before July 1st and you love the quality and creativity of Stampin’ Up! products, you may want to join my team! Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get lots of perks like being the first to see and order new products at a discount. Some demonstrators join as a hobby for the discount on products they love and some join to earn extra money doing something they enjoy.

Starter Kit

The Starter Kit is one of the best-kept secrets in the catalog. Why? Because when you order the Starter Kit, you get over $300 of products and supplies for only $175, and with no commitments, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. Some of the favorite benefits of being a demonstrator are obvious like the discount, earning income, access to tons of demonstrator-only resources online, and the monthly Stampin’ Success magazine. Other benefits, like the joy of amazing friendships and the sense of accomplishment that comes from sharing your creativity, are harder to measure, but every bit as valuable.

I’m sure you have lots of questions about becoming a demonstrator. I’m happy to answer them for you, without pressure, so you can make the best decision for yourself.

Get your hands on it!
The new Idea Book & Catalog will be here before you know it, so contact me today to pre-order a reserved copy, schedule your fun July workshop, or find out more about the joys of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family. Any option you choose will ensure that you have your hands on your new Idea Book & Catalog while it’s still hot off the presses!