Linda Carter, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Sr. Supervisor

Thonotosassa, Florida


Friday, December 14, 2012

Clearance Rack Blitz time is HERE!


300+ NEW items and STAMPS on sale!


Oh my many NEW Clearance Rack Additions!!  I just love the DEALS!!!  Some even for just 99 cents!!!   Some great ideas for last minute gifts, stocking stuffers, etc.
Clearance Orders can only be placed in thru my online store =
Hurry!!!  the Supplies are limited and will sell out quickly!!!
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Packaging

Stampin' Up! is offering some really cute packaging ideas for some of those gifts you need to deliver this Holiday season.  

Holiday Packaging Bundles
Around the holidays, we are always looking for cute ways to package little treats and gifts for co-workers, teachers, neighbors, and friends. At 20% savings, holiday packaging bundles are an affordable and adorable solution. Simply add a treat or gift and assemble. No stamping or cutting required! Available November 29 through January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle

Item# 132769, $13.50 (a $16.85 value) includes:

§ Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
§ Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x
§ Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle

Item# 132770, $13.50 (a $16.85 value) includes

§ Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
§ Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
§ Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Free MDS Download

What's better than free?! Download the Free For You From Us Designer Template today, and you'll have an on-trend chalkboard style gift tag perfect for adorning presents this year.

Item# 132810, free download includes:

* 1-page d├ęcor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 1-piece stamp brush
* 1 embellishment

It's a fantastic time to host a Stampin' Up party and join the Stampin' Up family! For more details on hosting a party or becoming a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, go to to contact me. 
 Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NEW Ornament Kit - While Supplies Last!

Now you can make the Holiday Ornament
Fast & Easy

The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog is such a hit that we are making it available to you---just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you've made yourself! We've simplified this fun project so that you can quickly and easily achieve the same results. In addition to the kit, all you need is a glue gun, scissors, and adhesive. (Our Anywhere Glue Sticks [104045] are perfect for assembly.) Want greeting or place cards to go with those ornaments? The Ornament Keepsakes Stamp Set (W 128048 C 128051) gives you perfect coordination. 
Fancy a little sparkle and shine?  
Sprinkle on our Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)!
Amazing offer--just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments--or stunning tags to attach to a special neighbor gift.
The Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832)
is $14.95 and includes:
  • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements
  • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
  • Natural Linen Thread
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Order these now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting--or for your family tree! Available while supplies last.
Contact me to order or place an order directly online at

Friday, November 16, 2012


Stampin' Up! made a few more announcements - - with more to come in the next few days....
For all of you that are part of the I-Phone craze - there is a new App being offered by Stampin' Up! that really helps to make your cards and projects PERSONAL it's .... 

Talking Tags!  

Your projects show how much you care; now let your voice tell them too, with the NEW Talking Tag!

Talking Tag is an exciting new product that allows you to record a message and attach it to your project. All you need is a Talking Tag and the FREE TalkingTag™ app (available via, iTunes® or Google Play™).

Talking Tag Message Labels (129723) $7.95

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Now your Cards and pictures really can say a thousand words.

Here's how it works!!! Stampin Up! has a great Video HERE
* 10 labels per sheet
* Scan the code on your smartphone and start recording your message
* Attach message label to cards, invitations or gifts
* Detailed recording instructions included

How to send a voice message:

Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure you are ready!).


Stay tuned for Stampin Up!'s biggest online sale of the year: Online Extravaganza! With discounts up to 50 percent and 24-hour-only doorbusters, you won't want to miss it!
During these nine days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!  November 19-28, 2012
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza....our very own doorbusters! Woo-Hoo!!! 
Be sure to check back and stay tuned!!!  
Check my website at to see what items will be on sale - be sure to check on Monday, November 19, 2012 for the 24-hour-only doorbuster items.
Happy Stamping! and Shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

How Stinkin' Cute is this???

Have a Daughter, Granddaughter, Friend or Yourself that would love this for Christmas??? Then Hurry on over to and get yours today. We only have 4000 of these available for purchase.

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, Stampin’ Up! is offering a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine.  They have ONLY 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, they may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90.
If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.

Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim



Monday, November 5, 2012

FIFTH week of Christmas

For the FIFTH week of Christmas Linda gave to me...
a cool “spotlight” on ice skates:
I have wanted to make this card for some time. I just LOVE how the rhinestones create the "spotlight" effect on the ice skates. Of course, in Florida we don't ice skate as much as other states, but stamps like this just reminds me of the Christmas holidays, movies, etc. This is a very simple, but sharp card to share with friends and family.
Stamps:  Winter Memories (#127937 Clear / #127934 Wood)
Paper: Baja Breeze (#111352) (5-1/2” x 11" base and 3/4" x 4" strip layer) , Very Vanilla (#101650) (4" x 5-1/4")
Ink: Black StazOn (#101406)
Extras: Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246), Paper Piercing Tool (#126189), Pierce Mat (#126199), 5/8” Crochet Trim (9”), (#118481), Old Olive Marker (#100079), Real Red Marker (#100052), 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch (#119854), Snail Adhesive (#104332)
ORDER Supplies NOW at:
Contact me if you are interested in full instructions for this project.
Happy Stamping!
p.s. - I know we have missed a few of the weeks of Christmas, but I will try to catch up with those projects soon. Life threw us a curve ball and my husband's Mom had a really bad fall that caused a serious closed head injury that the doctors are closely monitoring. So - crafting and blogging have been placed on the "back burner" for a while. All of your prayers have been greatly appreciated. Thank you for understanding.

Saturday, October 27, 2012



I know you LOVE stamps (just like me) and on Monday, October 29 . . . you can save 15%. It's a ONE DAY ONLY SALE and here is your heads up!

Here are the details:

Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT) - Monday, October 29, almost every stamp we sell will be 15 % off.

This means 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.

In addition to this GREAT news . . . there's MORE great news!

More Stamps Gone Single!! Whoo Hooo! Now there are even more stamps available in pilot program that goes though Jan 2 and NOT just words!!   Some of the single stamps revealed below have never been seen.


Please contact me by e-mail or by phone ASAP to let me know what you would like to order.  I KNOW each of you have a wish list that you would like to shop from.  This is an AWESOME sale! Stampin' Up! is trying to break a record for the most stamps sold in ONE DAY and we get the discount to help make that happen. 

CONTACT ME ASAP - so that your order gets placed in time to receive the discounts.  If you would prefer to place your order directly on Monday - go to my website - - but be sure you place your order before 11:30 p.m. (MT).
Happy Stamping & Happy Shopping!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Restocked!!!

BIG NEWS!!! MANY discontinued and heavily discounted products were just added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. Wow!!  This is just in time to get some perfect items to use holiday gifts (great stocking stuffers) or for your paper crafting projects! DON'T MISS OUT! Products are ONLY available while supplies last and often sell out quickly.
Check out what's been added and shop at:
Anyone that places a $25.00 order on my website this weekend - thru October 21, 2012 will receive a "thank you" project created by me.
Happy Stamping and Shopping!!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Second Week of Christmas

For the SECOND week of Christmas Linda gave to me...

some cheerful mittens for sharing:
Stampin' Up! is wonderful with providing many ideas and samples with us to create some nice handmade projects.  So I am passing along a cute and simple idea to help you pull together some Christmas cards for you to share with others. 
Stamps:  Make a Mitten (#127943 Clear / #127940 Wood)
Paper:  Whisper White (#100730) (5-1/2” x 11" base,  3-3/4" x 5", and scrap to stamp/punch mittens, Cherry Cobbler (#119685) (4" x 5-1/4") or Gumball Green (#126840) 
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (#126966) and Gumball Green (#126861)
Extras:  Mitten Builder Punch (#127824), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle (#118874), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125), Dimensionals (#104430), Snail Adhesive (#104332)
ORDER Supplies NOW at:
Contact me if you are interested in full instructions for this project.
Happy Stamping!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Christmas Snowflake

I have been playing with the new Snow Flurry die and am really impressed.  Stampin' Up! really stepped it up with this elegant version of the snowflake die that creates 3 different snowflakes so that you can layer it to make it just "over the top" pretty.   Doesn't the NEW Champagne glimmer paper just make this card sparkle?!?!   

We will be making this card in one of our upcoming classes since so many have been making comments about it when they see it on my sample table. 

Stamps:  Beautiful Season (sentiment)
Paper:  Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Extras: Snow Flurry die, Big Shot, 1" circle punch, Star punch (from Merry Minis punch pack), Tasteful Trim Bigz die, dimensionals, sticky strip, Snail adhesive

Thanks for stopping by.  
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Spooky Season


I just received my Frightening Feline stamp and am loving it.  He is just too cool and looks really awesome when embossed with black embossing powder.  I have been creating several cards to be ready for "Spooky" season and I think this will be one for several of my friends who love cats.  

Stamps:  Frightening Feline and Spooky Bingo Bits
Paper:  Tango Tangerine, Basic Black, Whisper White and Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Staz-On Black
Extras:  Black and Tango Tangerine embossing powder, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" scallop circle punch, 3" circle die, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesiv, Polka Dot impression folder, Big Shot

Hope you enjoyed it too.  
Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cards are Simple to Make

We had a card class in July where we made several simple, but elegant cards to show that "sometimes less is more" and you can make really nice cards with a few simple steps. 

Regular class attendees Judy, Christine, Susan and Kristine take a break to show off some of their hard work.  Austin joined us for the day and made ALL 6 cards - he didn't give up on us and we were so proud of his dedication to making some cards to have ready to give his teacher's during the school year.  
Austin shows off one of his favorite cards he made as well as those dimples that are "just too cute!"   I love it when he smiles!  Can't wait to have him join us for class again.  
Abby Gale even stayed close to keep an eye on our efforts tonight.  She was being a good girl and laying in her bed watching over us. 
These were a couple of the other cards we made that night.  Simple, but oh so nice!

Thanks for stopping by & be sure to check back for other projects we have done and will be doing in card classes.  You too can make wonderful card creations - just ask me how.

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pick & Choose - Single Stamps!

Cropped SSF_Perfectly_Penned
Many have asked to purchase some SINGLE sentiment stamps and Stampin' Up! is answering "yes we do!" (at least for a limited time - til January 2, 2013).
Stampin' Up! is now offering single stamps available to you from three select stamp sets: Word Play (page 135), Perfectly Penned (page 132), and Seasonal Sayings (Holiday Catalog, page 34). Now you can choose just the sayings you want from these three stamp sets, without having to buy the entire set! Here's the scoop:

  • You can find the stamp item numbers & prices for each on the flyers  below, plus they tell you which size clear block they will fit on.

  • These stamps are available on any order type, whether it is online, at a card class or workshop.
    Word Play
 Perfectly Penned
  • These won't be sent to you in our typical cases or packaging; they'll be packaged in cello bags (as in picture above). 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 and runs through January 2nd, 2013.
  • The stamps won't come with a Clear-Mount Block, so 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's no limit on how many pieces you can buy! These make great, easy to mail gifts, too!

Let me know if you would like to order some of these single stamps for yourself (and friends/family) now. 

Happy Stamping!

Monday, October 8, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas

For the FIRST week of Christmas Linda gave to me...
A BEAUTIFUL Holiday card idea using the Emboss Resist Technique:
Saw this beautiful card on several SU! demos websites and loved it so I wanted to pass it along and share it with everyone. 
Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree (#127925 Clear / #127922 Wood)
Paper:  Vanilla (#101650) (5” x 3-3/4” and 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” for main card), Crumb Cake (5-1/8” x 3-7/8”), Champagne Glimmer Paper (#120907)
Ink:  Versamark (#102283), Crumb Cake (#126975)
Extras:  Clear embossing powder (#109130), Decorative Label Punch (#119856), Vanilla seam binding (#120999), Basic Pearls (#119247), Dimensionals (#104430), Glue Dots (#103683), Snail Adhesive (#104332), Gold Stampin’ Dazzler Marker (#128979) or Gold Sharpie Marker
ORDER Supplies NOW at:
Contact me if you are interested in full instructions for this project.

Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!

Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!

Purchase this Bundle:

or this bundle:
and get this for Free!!!

We are women and we ALL love a good sale and this one is GREAT!  So if you don't already have these goodies, hop on over to my on-line store at and Shop Happy!   Please refer to the item numbers below to receive the special promotion discounted prices.

Retail Value
Special Price
Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132261Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Set (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132262Christmas Gift Pack (wood-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (wood-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
132263Christmas Gift Pack (clear-mount bundle)
Includes Ornament Keepsakes Bundle (clear-mount), Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper, and Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Monday, October 1, 2012

Showcasing Some Christmas in July Projects

In an effort to try to do some "catch up" blogging, so I will be showing of the things we have made over the summer months. 

We had our annual Christmas in July class to get a jump start on our Christmas projects.  The hit of the class was our center step card made to look like a door to Welcome Christmas into your heart (sentiment retired). 
We had previously made the center step card at one of our Funky Folds classes and had the chance to add a Christmas flare to it.  

Stamps:  Bright Hopes (retired) and Heard from the Heart (retired)
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Real Red, Always Artichoke
Extras:  Snowburst Impressions Folder, Cobbler Dazzling Details, brad (for doorknob), Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sponges, Frost White Shimmer Paint, 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, and 1" circle punch, snail, dimensionals, glue dots
Using the Beautiful Season Christmas set, we created another beauty with the Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder to really make this one pop.  

Stamps:  Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, VeryVanilla and Crumb Cake, Holly Jolly DP (retired)
Ink:  Versamark and Cherry Cobbler
Extras: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder,  Snowburst Embossing Folder, Cobbler Dazzling Details, brad (for doorknob), Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sponges, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Using the globe image from the The Open Sea set, we created a simple Christmas card expressing Peace on Earth.
Stamps:  The Open Sea, Merry & Type, Bells & Boughs
Paper: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, and Cherry Cobbler 
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Extras: Cherry Cobbler marker, Spritzer, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, snail, dimensionals
And last we made one of the cards I had been wanting to make for a while.  This was in last years catalog and I kept saying I was going to make it - SO - we FINALLY made it!   And everyone really liked it.

Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Four the Holidays (retired)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and VeryVanilla
Ink: Pear Pizazz and Cherry Cobbler
Extras:  Corner Rounder, Rhinestones and Pear Pizazz gathered ribbon (retired), Top Note Die, Dimensionals, Snail, Sticky Strip
Inside:  Many Merry Messages (retired) and Bells & Boughs
Extras:  Apothecary Accents Framelits

Hope you enjoyed the projects we pulled together for our Christmas in July class.  If you would like to join us for a class to make some projects for yourself.  Check out my website at: for the next class or to contact me. 

Happy Stamping,