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July-September 2011!!! In this Stamps In The Mail, we will be using the brand new Pennant Parade stamp set. You will receive all 5 NEW In-Color stamp pads too! Great Projects, NEW Products from the NEW catalog, a fabulous Club Discount, PLUS the NEW CATALOG for FREE!!! Contact me to sign up TODAY! Club starts July 15th. SITM is GREAT for those local and long distance! Round #12 runs from July-September and is the perfect way to create cards on your own time in the comfort of your own home! You will get the New Pennant Parade Clear Mount... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
My friend Stephanie who is a Clinical Psychologist at Front Range Psychological Associates in Colorado hosts a fabulous Blog on mental health! I love the insights she gives in her blog posts and helpful tips for good mental health in our daily lives. This month she hosted a Blog Party where she invited me to be a guest blogger and share a project that relates my craft to creating mental health! I think that creativity is key to mental health! I love having a creative outlet! Good for my mind, body, and soul! :) Last month I helped my friend... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
It's that time already! On June 1, Stampin' Up! will announce the next retirement list. I'm giving you an opportunity to guess which stamp sets will be on the list! Pick 10 stamp sets in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog that you think will retire. Hostess sets and Mini Catalog sets don't count! (If you don't have a copy of the catalog, you can download a .pdf copy or browse the stamp sets in my online store.) Email me your list by May 31st to Bonus Prize for my first Facebook Fan that enters the contest! If you're... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Cupcakes & Creativity! Thursday, May 26th 2:30 pm or 7:30 pm A FREE Event! Come create cute, cute cards coupled with some cupcake treats! No better combination! Mark your calendars and RSVP Today to! Kids welcome at the 2:30 session. Just let me know who & what age will be joining you. Spread the word! Invite a friend! It's going to be FUN! Stamp-a-Stack of Cards in June! Thursday, June 2nd 9:30 am or 7:30 pm in Melony's Stampin' Studio This fun "work at your own pace" event, will give you the opportunity to stamp 4 cards at 4... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
A Year In Review Photobook Template - Digital Download 125743 Price: $24.95 Ever wish you could catch up on your scrapbooking? Let the A Year in Review Photobook Template help! Already designed for the seasons, this exclusive-to-digital template will give your entire year a cohesive look. Simply insert your photos into the 12" x 12" 28-page designer template, personalize with journaling and voilĂ  . . . you've completed an entire year! Use the wide range of elements included in the kit for other designs. It includes 12 Designer Series paper patterns, 24 embellishments, one punch, and a 32-piece stamp brush... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
May is National Scrapbook Month Stampin Up is offering a HUGE sale on many items that are perfect for scrapbooking. The sale goes until the end of May. 30% Off Stamp Sets Page Set Wood mount Clear Mount 54 Party Hearty 111532 $18.87 87 Grunge Rock 117080 $14.67 120555 $11.17 94 Animal Stories 116716 $11.17 106 Printed Petals 116679 $13.97 120444 $10.47 108 Simple Friendship 113397 $18.17 147 Word Play 120308 $29.37 120651 $20.27 162 Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower 120272 $22.37 120648 $16.77 30% Off Hard Cover Photobooks Item Description Retail Price Sale Price 118403 5" x 5" $29.95 $20.97... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
I just have to brag on my friend Faith a little. :) Faith is new to stamping, but SUCH a natural! Check out the invitations that she just made for her Father-in-law's birthday party with a cowboy theme. With limited supplies and minimal inspiration from me, she created these adorable invitations completely on her own! Way to go Faith! Your stamping future is bright! :) Great job Faith! Can't wait to see the favors you made as well! You two are too cute! Looks like a super fun party! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Check out what the club members are working on this month for the SITM club! The first card is from the Medallion Simply Sent Kit. I love this kit - great texture and dimension. I dressed it up with some wide Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain. The club members got 7 bonus cards from this kit this month too! The second card uses Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, and Old Olive. It also uses the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for the Big Shot. The stamp set Build a Blossom from the Occasions Mini Catalog makes the blossom and leaves really pop!... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Time flies when you're having fun! Check out the cards that the SITM club members created for month 3 cards of SITM Round #10! Bring on the Cake! :) Glimmer Brads and Chunky Glitter provided great BLING! The Big Shot folders provided fabulous textures! And punches alwasy add such great elements to cards! Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Did you know you can download photo book templates for your My Digital Studio? All you have to do is add pictures! This one is Top 10 Photobook Template code 125161 for $14.95 This is called Sweet Details Photobook Template 125742 for $17.95 With these you can make a scrapbook in no time at all! Let me know if you would like me to show you My Digital Studio. For digitial scrapbook ideas visit Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
April 15th In Honor of Tax Day, I am having a special! On orders placed on April 15th, I will pay for your TAX and Shipping! Depending on where you live this can be an 18% + savings! You can email me your order or place it online. SHOP NOW! If you order online, you will pay the tax and shipping up front, and then I will mail you a rebate check for the tax and shipping. Happy Stamping! Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Do not miss Stamps-in-the-Mail Round #11! Sign up deadline is April 15th Stamps in the Mail 11 features the Blossoms Petal Punch, and The Open Sea Sneak Peek Stamp Set from the Summer Mini. You will receive great projects and products from the new Summer Mini catalog. SITM is GREAT for those local and long distance! Round #11 runs from April to June and is the perfect way to create cards on your own time in the comfort of your own home! You will get the great Blossoms Petal Punch during month 1 PLUS the fabulous Medallion Medley Simply Sent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Four Frames This month you are able to purchase a sneak peek of 2 items that will be available in the new catalog that will come out in July. Four Frames and Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper. You can order both of these products with a $20 minimum purchase or get them FREE with a $350 workshop. Four Frames Stamp Set W: item 123440 | $20.95 C: item 123442 | $15.95 Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper item 122367 | $9.95 You can see the images larger when you shop online at Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Here is a great video showing the FREE stamp set you can get through the end of this month with a qualifying purchase. Contact me with ordering information! Join Carrie Cudney as she shares a colorful watercolor project using the new Sweet Summer stamp set. Watch this simple, handmade card come to life and learn how you can earn the Sweet Summer set for FREE during our annual Sale-A-Bration event! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
This year, for the first time, you can get for FREE My Digital Studio product during Sale-a-bration! Contact me for details. Check out this great video from Stampin' Up! Join Stampin' Up!'s Sara Douglass as she demonstrates a quick and impactful scrapbook page with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio. See how easy it is to add traditional embellishments to a digitally-made page and how you can earn many of the products she demonstrates for FREE during our Sale-A-Bration event! Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
In preparation for my next card ministry night with my neighbor Marie, I pulled out a bunch of samples of gifts I have either received or made as samples over the years to inspire us. I just loved looking through these great gift ideas, so I thought I'd share them with you. :) This is an adorable card bag my BFF Kristen Bryant ( gave me for my birthday a couple of years ago! So stinkin' adorable! Another special gift I received a while back from my friend Jill Blanchett. Such a cool card box! The sides are made out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Over $350 in stamping products for just $148.75!!! (ends March 31st) How would you like $360 worth of Stampin' Up goodies for less than half price? It's the deal of the year for sure when you purchase the Starter Kit during Sale A Bration! Between now and March 31st, the regular $175 kit is not only on sale, but comes with an additional bundle of products, making it an even better deal. AND we have two options, a traditional standard kit, and a Digital Plus kit that includes My Digital Studio. Click Here for a flyer that explains all that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
I had so much fun visiting with my neighbor and friend Faith yesterday! Faith is a Silpada jewelry representative and is having an open house this weekend at her house on Sunday, March 13th from 3-5pm. Yesterday,she popped over in the morning and we made these adorable bookmark favors for all of her guests! We also made these cute little "Thanks" favors that Faith will fill with some chocolate and a special gift certificate tucked inside. She'll tie it up with a little Peach Parfait coordinating ribbon and those who decide to book a party with Faith will be able... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
I LOVE our Decor Elements! I love wall-hangings and decorating my house. Here's one of my favorite wall-hangings that I can change with the seasons! :) For this project, I used the Season of Thanks, Season of Blessing, Season of Love Decor Element in chocolate brown. I bought a shadow box from a local home store and tranferred the vinyl words onto the front glass. This piece is a great gift for yourself or for a friend or family member. Personal, practical, and pretty! So easy to make and maintain through the various holidays and seasons of the year! Check... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
St. Patrick's Day is coming up! My BFF Kristen Bryant recently attended the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar where she saw these great St. Patrick's Day ideas from Michelle Kuhn. What fun March projects. She used 2 Top Note Die Cuts to make this cute card. The Round Tab Extra Large punch was also used. The patterened paper is from the Regal Designer Series Paper Stack. Here is a fun way to give a little chocolate. The Two Tags Die was used to make the backing for the chocolate. The stamp set Got Treats that she used is a great... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
For the past 7 years, I have made a desktop scrapbook calendar for my family! I LOVE this project! It is one of my most coveted keepsakes. :) Each year I make about 9 of them. I give one to my husband for his desk at work, to my parents, to my in-laws, to each set of grandparents, to my sisters, and of course one for myself! It's so much fun to think about all throughought the year. For each month, I always try to make sure that I have at least one perfect picture of the kids for each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Here in New Jersey, I have experienced "Tricky Tray" events for the first time! What a blast! It's really just a big raffle night...... but with a lot more Jersey bling! :) Fun food and drinks and 50/50 Raffles and lots of excitement! A great fundraiser!!! Here's the Stampin' Up! Basket I'm contributing! Scrapbook Calendar, Hand-Stamped Greeting Cards, Wooden and Clear Mount Stamps, Ink, Ribbon, a Punch, 3 Idea Books, a Decor Element, and a FREE Class for the lucky winner and 5 friends!!! :) Fun! Can't wait to see who wins! Hope I win something too! :) This is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Stamps-in-the-Mail Round #10 Month 2! Take a look at what my SITM Club Members are creating this month! For month 1, the club members recieved the great "Bring on the Cake" Stamp Set. For month 2, the club members will recieve the New Build a Cupcake Punch and the Bday Party Rub-ons. This fun card made with Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue, and Real Red makes great use of the colorful rub-on sentiment that perfectly matches the card and cupcake. I used the crimper to give the cupcake texture. The 2 3/8" scallop circle punch compliments the build a cupcake punch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
Click Here to Explore Your Creativity! Stampin' Up! cofounder and CEO Shelli Gardner shares her passion for creativity and discusses the exclusive coordinated products that Stampin' Up! offers to help you explore your own creativity. Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Stamping with Melony
I've had some requests for more specifics on my We Love Dad Garland, so I thought I'd do an entry with some closer shots of it and some product information. This is definitely one of my favorite projects that I've done. My friend Janet Winz is who originally planted the seed that started my creative juices flowing towards this finished project. :) Thanks Janet! First, I used my Big Shot to die cut Serif Essential Alphabet letters spelling WE LOVE DAD. I used both the negative and positive images of the letters for a little variety. I was taking my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Stamping with Melony