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Well, the surprise is on me today! I stopped in to see what I had left for a forwarding link and <surprise>!! my Christmas post was all I found. Sorry about that. If you have been following me for a while, you'll remember when about 1-1/2 years ago I drug everyone over here to my New Blog. Well, I have come to the conclusion I do not have enough time or focus to use all the bells and whistles here. Soooo...there is really no reason to pay to blog here when I can move back to my original (free) blog.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2011 at The Stamping Lady
Wishing you a blessed Christmas! We will be celebrating with my husband's family this weekend which is always a good time. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for everyone travelling. Watch for the new mini-catalogs to be arriving soon, new promotion, Sale-a-bration teases, and changes to The Stamping Lady schedule. Thanks for stopping in! Tasha Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Are you running out of time? Did you get all your goodies and homemade treats done and presented to your friends and neighbors? If not, here's an idea that you can make without messing up your kitchen! The base is a giant-size Hershey bar. The recipient will smile after reading the poem under the flap. This idea was shared with me several years ago and I saved the poem* (ate the chocolate, of course). So I hope you can put it to good use as well. *Click on the picture for a larger view Thanks for stopping by and have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Need a little something to pack up your homemade treats? Stampin' Up!s CandyCountdown Calendar Kit comes to the rescue. You know...the one you bought with good intentions of making a darling Christmas countdown... so grab it and get you're ready to go! The image panel is die cut--just punch out and glue on. Sentiment is from Tags Til Christmas stamp set. Love that set because it coordinates with so many punches making tags quick and easy. The real red grosgrain ribbon is included for the handles. I added satin ribbon, die cut snowflake, and a button from the Candy Cane... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
There's one week left to grab these special bundled prices. Make your Christmas gifts extraordinary with your personal touch (at a savings!). Bundle prices good through Dec. 16, 2010. Stamp Set Bundles Bundle Description Wood-Mount Bundle Item Wood-Mount Bundle Sale Price Clear-Mount Bundle Item Clear-Mount Bundle Sale Price Vintage Christmas Card Bundle Bells & Boughs Set Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper 124067 $23.92 124068 $19.92 Vintage Christmas Card Bundle (Spanish) Tradiciones Navideñas Set Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper 124069 $23.92 124070 $19.92 Contempo Christmas Card Bundle Contempo Christmas Set Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper 124071 $20.72 124072 $17.52... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Yes, I've been busy with computer and camera issues and life, but am popping on to make sure you don't miss out on the top 2 deals. Especially if you want to start digital scrapbooking. Or even if you think you might want to start. Stampin' Up!s My Digital Studio is 1/2 price today! Crazy, huh? I love it--great for invitations, cards, calendars, graphic design, and (of course) scrapbooking. And then there's the opportunity to become a demonstrator. You get a huge starter kit (over $300 worth of supplies) for just $87.50 and free shipping. Whether you want to start... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
This multi-level sale is truly spectacular! Discounts range from 20%-50% (including My Digital Studio) Free shipping for online orders of $150* or more Earn hostess rewards with orders of $150* or more Offers good through November 30!! Must use bundle product numbers to receive discout price Can combine sale items with regular price items In order to get the best prices for the products, the hostess rewards, and the best shipping (even free) you must order through my online Stampin' Up! site. Please email if you have a question on how to do this. What a great way to check... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Just in time for your Thanksgiving guests or to present to a hostess if you are lucky enough to be a guest! This Blessing Mix is a nice gesture and can be wrapped up so many ways. Today's little package is wrapped in fall colors designer series paper (pattern retired) and a crimped strip of Baja Breeze cardstock. The pheasant adds just the right amount of color and empahsis. The turkey is part of Stampin' Up!s Autumn Breeze stamp set. You can click on the picture for a larger view if the words are hard to read. This Blessing Mix... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
This is no joke. You can actually get over $310 worth of paper OR digital crafting and business supplies for $87.50! Stampin' Up!'s goal for this year is 10,000 demonstrators. And we're almost there. can benefit immensely in this last push to make that goal. Sign up to be a demonstrator at any level and you will get the starter kit for $87.50 PLUS free shipping! Simply Amazing. But the offer ends November 30, 2010. You can sign up directly through my Stampin' Up! website (password stampin4fun), email me, or call/text 620-960-8490. I would love to help you get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Have you been wondering about this? Well, since I did not take a picture early, I have no photo of the cards this month. But trust me, they're fabulous! :) I can show one of them that I photographed by itself. Sort of a sneak peek, I guess. This card was designed by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Becky Roberts. I made some for the craft fair and thought you would love them, too. Ready to sign up or see the details about how Cards of the Month club works? Visit my Cards of the Month Club page. Thanks for stopping... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Apparently I did get a picture of Tom Turkey before the camera fell off the table. Isn't he a fun little guy? The punches I used: scalloped circle, 1-1/4" circle, 3/4" square (discontined), modern label, and 3-flower (discontinued). The scallop circles are cut in half for the tail so it only takes 4 of them for the turkey. Beak is just a triangle, and I doodle the eyes with a basic black Stamp'n Write marker. Tom is stuck together with Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (my favorite) and adhered to a top note die cut. But he would look good on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
my camera broke and I didn't have any pictures of Cards of the Month? And I didn't have time to take it in to be looked at right away? Yep, that's what's going on here. I have determined that digital cameras are not nearly as tough as the old film-style point and shoots. I have a couple projects left to share and then I won't have new ones until either my camera is fixed or I get a new one. It's a strange feeling. Tomorrow I will have a picture (borrowed from a fellow demonstrator) of the turkey toppers punch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Many people in the United States confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day or are just not clear on exactly what today is all about. Here's great site that has all kinds of wonderful information about Veterans Day. Visit for a History of Veterans Day, ideas of how to Celebrate Veterans Day with children, and much more. Got a minute to pay tribute? Watch the Veteran's Day slide show. As for me and cub scout pack 306, we will be stationed outside our local grocery store this afternoon collecting donations to send scout popcorn to our military personnel overseas. Many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
As I am getting ready for a craft show this Saturday, I am trying to use up old designer series paper. Here is a gift set that can be made for any occasion just by changing the colors or paper and cardstock. Don't you love the faux stitching? I did make a pattern when I came up with this so I will try to get that shared at some point. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tasha Need supplies? You can order directly from my SU site! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
As promised, here are a couple more gift boxes. All made the same, just different paper and decorations. You can see a tutorial on these boxes here. The two Christmas ones are part of my using up old designer series paper. But the embellishments are all available. Both the ornament and "dec. 25" stamp are from the set Tags til Christmas. In fact, the Tags til Christmas stamp set can be bundled with either the decorative label punch (right) or the ornament punch for a 20% savings. Rhinestones and glitter and the finishing touch. With 150 rhinestones for $4.95, you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Fancy chocolates come in packages like these, so why not your special treat? This box is simple to make and uses an 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock. I am getting ready for a craft fair on the 13th so will make several of these. They are easy to change for each season/holiday. For today's I used Peach Parfait cardstock and the Autumn Days stamp set. Yep, I'm still enamored with making acorns using the ornament punch! I'll share some more tomorrow. Pretty sure I posted instructions to this box style a year or two ago. If I can't find... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
I've updated the Upcoming Classes and Events page. Also, my stamping and scrapbooking newsletters will be going out in the next 24 hours so watch your inbox! Not on the list? Sign up now so you will get the remaining part of my gift to you "The Twelve Weeks of Christmas". Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tasha Just need supplies? Head to my Stampin' Up! website to order 24/7 Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
If you live in the US, don't forget to vote today! Doesn't Tess look fabulous as she heads to the polls? Decked out in her patriotic outfit complete with a punch art hat. Her hat is made with the large oval punch and the large tag punch. For such a bright color combo, I did have to reach into my retired colors and pull out the brilliant blue from Stampin' Up! Who says tinsel is just for Christmas? A piece of Stampin' Up!s silver tinsel adds just the right amount of sparkle to Tess's hat. Love Tess, too? She is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Hope you had a terrific Halloween weekend. I've been waiting for it to be over so I could share this new version of the cocoa packet I have made for the last few years. It's a mug!! I liked the old ones but knew I didn't want to make the same old thing so I sat down and figured out how to make a mug out of the same amount of cardstock. These take a 1/2 sheet just like a standard (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") card so they are great for mass production. They are great for teachers to give to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Hopefully by now you've realized that punches can be used for so many things other than the obvious. While I love the ornament punch for Christmas, it's even better when you can use it all through the year. Aren't those acorns fun? And soooo easy! The background is peach parfait cardstock stamped with French Foliage stamp set in certainly celery, daffodil delight, and cajun craze. The acorn is simply an ornament punched out of crumb cake. The cap is soft suede run through the Big Shot in the square lattice embossing folder. A bite taken off one edge with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
It is one fantastic Friday here at my house. November Cards of the Month went well this morning, my house is clean, the Halloween costumes are (mostly) done, and I got a surprise in the mail! But first I will share the card I received last week from my sister-in-law: Isn't it great? A little fancy without being fussy and definitely celebratory. I smiled all day after receiving that card. She's so good about sending cards and this was a congrats for my Stampin' Up! promotion that I shared recently here. One of the big reasons I love being a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Today is the last day to sign up for November's Cards of the Month Club. Kits go out today and tomorrow. The local club meets Friday, Oct. 29. Here is one of the cards we will be making this month. Autumn Days stamp set is the featured set for this month. The colors for this card are not quite navy, cajun craze, more mustard, and pear pizzazz. The weather has been beautiful here for the past 2 weeks or so making it easy to do fall cards. Hope you are enjoying nice weather as well. Thanks for stopping by and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
Taking a little break from the holiday ideas with a cheerful birthday card idea. The color scheme was based off the wrapping paper. stamp set: Birthday Bakery, free with qualifying order or hosting a workshop cardstock colors: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, daffodil delight, whisper white ink colors: stazon jet black, tempting turquoise, melon mambo, daffodil delight, pretty in pink, certainly celery accessories: pear pizzazz glimmer brads from the In Color collection 121005 in Stampin' Up!s holiday mini catalog--love the glimmer brads and the $4.95 price (for 40!!), dazzling diamonds glitter Dazzling Diamonds is a stampers "must have". Make any card... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
In between "taxi runs" I managed to tackle something that was bothering me. I ordered this Revolving Caddy Photo Frame from my daughter's school fundraiser. Believe it or not, it looks worse in person! So I had to add a little something to it. With about a 15 minute time frame I had to think fast. So I grabbed a retired rub-ons pack, some ribbon, buttons, and sticky strip. The top is finished with ribbon. I didn't cover the the top (ribbon is on backside) because I need to slide the pictures in from the top. The photo spots didn't... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at The Stamping Lady
A new sale for you! Create Amazing cards, Beautiful packaging, and Cherished gifts this holiday season! see the flyer in pdf! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Tasha visit my Stampin' Up! website to order supplies right now!  From October 19-December 16, choose from several different holiday bundles containing gorgeous Stampin’ Up!® products—perfect for creating cards, gift packaging, and gifts—and all at 20% off! Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at The Stamping Lady