The Fox & the Mouse Video

This is a stamp set that makes me smile when I use it!

The Fox And The Mouse SS

I had some time in December to play with these critters and this is one of the cards that happened.   I tried watercolor, other mediums but I just wasn’t getting the pop I wanted until I tried paper piecing it.  I know it’s a lot of fussy cutting but once you get into it, it’s kinda fun!

Here’s all the critters in the set and you can find them on page 21 of the new Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog:


Set of 7

Clear Mount  133851  15.95

Wood Mount   133848  20.95

You can email me if you want some forest friends of your own or order online here.

Here’s the video!

Go stamp something!


Local Card Buffet & Updates

Hi all! 

I have 4 updates for you today.   For local floridian stampers,  I have our annual Card Buffet Stamp a Stack coming up this weekend (December 4th, afternoon)  and we have seats still open!  If you are on my email list for local classes, you should have received it but if you didn’t, drop me an email and I will resend to you.

The Card Buffet is fun because YOU choose which designs you’d like to make from our 8 choices, along with how many of each you’d like to make.  Then I cut up your personalized package and have it ready for you when you arrive.   This is one of the easy designs I have planned:

To see the other classes on my December schedule including my annual 6xt6 Year In The Life album, visit my calendar of events at

Update #2!

If you are a Stamping School member, you should be enjoying our new site! (if you haven’t seen it, check it out – I think it’s a fun website!)

We worked hard this past year to completely rebuild and make some major changes, including being Ipad, Iphone and Droid friendly.   We hope you like it and we are coming up on our 5 year anniversary already and just expanded into our 15th country!  Matt’s just as excited and loves to answer the phone anytime he can to chat with members.

We often get asked “Can I see what’s inside Stamping School before I join?”  Since we keep the projects exclusive and off the public view, it’s tough to give potential members a peek before signing up for a full year for $35.

We have a fix for that!  You can now enroll for a one month membership for only $5 .   Try us out and enjoy it for 30 days.  If  you like what you learn, join us for the year!  Just look for the One Month Trial Membership in the  shopping cart.

Update #3!

Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner,  January 24th – March 31st!  It’s the biggest Gift With Purchase that SU has each year and we all look forward to it.  Along with that, the new Occasions Mini Catalog will be out January 1st!  Wait til you SEE the new ACCESSORIES!!!  Seriously fun stuff.  As demonstrators, we can preorder during December and all I can say is that I’m going to be putting in a mongo big order since there are so many things to love in it. 

If you have ordered from me in the past year, you get one in the mail automagically.  If you are needing a nice demonstrator and don’t have one already to send you one, fill out this form on my website here  (you may have to click on Contact Me, upper right corner)  so I have your mailing address or email me at

Update #4! (last but still important…)

Only ONE MORE DAY to get great deals on SU goodies!    Go HERE!

That’s it for now!  Thanks for tuning in and happy stamping!


August Swaps Part One

These are some of my favorite swaps I received over the last 2 months.   Most are created by a talented group of stampers out of state and we swap monthly.  (Thank you, Rhea for organizing us each month!)  I love getting them in the mail!

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Stamped by Sharon Burkert.  The cute stamp set is from the Holiday Mini catalog (avail Sept 1) called Twick or Tweet. The Basic Grey card stock background is stamped with the coordinating wheel called Haunting Hill.  Don’t you love the wide striped ribbon?  It is 1-1/4″, 10 yards for 8.95 in 4 colors.  See them all here

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Look at the fun detail!  She used Stampin’ Up new designer paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog called Night & Day.  It has the cool houndstooth design she used for the bird. She cut out the pumpkin treat basket and used Crystal Effects on it for the glossy shine.

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This is such a cool card!  Stamped by Carol Gilmore.  The frayed black grosgrain ribbon adds the right pirate feel and the skull is stamped on black card stock with white pigment ink.  The stamp set is Pirate Time (also can be part of tteh Pirate Party Kit)  The black card stock is cut at the bottom and layered on red card stock .

More tomorrow! C’mon back or sign up for automatic udates here!

Orders can be placed anytime on my Stampin’ Up! Website here or just call or email me if you prefer not to order over the internet.  US orders only.