Each Season, I redecorate our Mantle. It may seem like a lot of work, but it's really not. Over time, I've made the pennant banners using (at the time) current Stampin Up papers and supplies. Most of these products have now retired but you could easily re-create them using current products. This is the Spring Mantle. Each year it might vary slightly depending on what I decide to include or if I find something new I can't resist. I … [Read more...] about My Mantle
My wonderful UPS deliveryman brought my box of new goodies today! I know it's his job, but I get excited when I hear that truck rumbling down the street and then the screech of brakes when he stops in front of my house. (If you order from my online store, this excitement can be yours too!) Super quick and simple card, which is exactly what I needed since I was preparing for my Downline Meeting tomorrow night. This card uses … [Read more...] about New toys!!
Here is the finished card! What do you think? Our swaps are always based on the current contest listed in our Demonstrator Magazine, Stampin Success. This month's theme is "abc" alphabets. I used some of the new In Colors, Midnight Muse as the card base and Summer Starfruit for the flower. I used the large circular stamp in Betsy's Blossoms to stamp tone-on-tone Summer Starfruit for the large flower, and in Pool Party … [Read more...] about As promised…
I *LOVE* when a new Catalog comes out. It means breand new supplies. What could be better than fun new stuff? It makes me so happy to have new paper and ink. Well, I'm getting ready for my Downline Meeting and I've been busy stampin away. I haven't quite figured out what I'm going to do with all the pieces, but I know it'll come together. I'm more of a experimental stamper. I keep experimenting with my goodies until I come … [Read more...] about New Supplies
And Eat it Too! One of the benefits of being a Stampin Up demonstrator, is being with other demonstrators! My Downline Group gets together once a month to swap cards, do a make & take, and talk about current/upcoming Stampin Up business. Remember, what's current for a demonstrator is actually upcoming for customers. We get the benefit of buying products and getting access to specials before the general public. And we get … [Read more...] about Have Your Cake
This card uses the Tea Shoppe stamp set from the Occassions Mini, and YAY, it made it in the new 2012-13 Catalog. Yes, the card uses a couple retired items (pins and flowers) from the Occassions Mini, but that's ok. The hat pins really work with the tea set. The tea bag makes the card smell pretty good too - love Tazo's Berryblossom. I used the En Francais background stamp but didn't stamp it perfectly even. I wanted it slightly faded … [Read more...] about Have a Cuppa…
Do you have the NEW CATALOG yet? I do and I want you to have one too. Email me and I'll get one out to you! :) Happy Stampin! Check out my Store, open 24/7: http://www.dianebrowning.stampinup.net. … [Read more...] about It’s Here!!! It’s Here!!!
Oh my goodness, that means we only have like 170 days left of Christmas shopping. I better get busy... Or maybe we'll just work on Father's Day first. This is a super quick and very simple card to make. Really, it only takes about 3 minutes. Maybe even less. Using half of an 8.5x11" cardstock (this one is Soft Suede), fold in half. Get out your Simply Scored, and mark the middle of one side. Using scissors, I cut down from the … [Read more...] about It’s June already and Father’s Day is just around the corner!