Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Years Eve

Happy New Years Eve Everyone.....and is it ever a cold one. Right now the temp tells me -2 degrees with the windchill of -18 degrees...way too cold for me. I was out shoveling my sidewalk and driveway this morning for about an hour and I had to come in 3 times to get warmed up. When I finally came in for good, I could hardly feel my fingertips. Doesn't take long in this weather to get frostbit. Good day for some stamping.

I enjoyed making this Valentine card. It has some different measurements so I'll give you the details:

  • Card Base is cut at 5.5" x 4.25" in Berry Burst
  • The strip on the base is 5.25" x 1 5/8" cut from the DSP
  • The bottom strip is 11" x 2.25" cut from Berry Burst. It's scored at 5.5" and is wrapped around the base of the card and adhered to the back. The front of it is left open.
  • The 5.5" piece that makes up the front of the card has a piece of DSP adhered to the front that is 5.25" x 2".
  • I embossed the heart with gold embossing powder on whisper white card stock and adhered it to a piece of DSP that is cut at 2 3/8" x 2 3/8". Those 2 pieces go on top of a piece of Berry Burst cut at 2.5" x 2.5" and then just the bottom of that 2.5" piece of Berry Burst is adhered to the front. Remember not to run your tape runner all the way to the top of that piece or you will have the whole thing adhered shut.

Enjoy your New Year's Eve everyone and if you go out, please be safe. Thank you for all your support for 2017.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Sure do Love You

I Sure do Love You.....but boy do I hate this cold weather that has come our way! Tomorrow we are showing -20 with the wind chill so another perfect day to stay inside and do some stamping! I finally got down to my stamp room this afternoon and created these 2 cards. I love the background on these cards and perfect for any occasion.

 Here's the details:

  • Card stock base is 8.5"x 5.5" and scored at 4.25".
  • First layer is Glossy white and cut at 5.25"x4"
  • Stamp up your Marbled back ground stamp in Cherry Cobbler and stamp your glossy white piece. This will stay moist for a little bit so then I poured gold embossing powder on a few areas. I don't cover the whole piece with embossing powder. Heat set and when it is done, take a sponge or dauber dipped in Cherry Cobbler and go over the entire front. Take a rag or paper towel and wipe over the front. It's beautiful!! 
  • Such a fun project to do and look at your beautiful card.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my home in central Iowa. We woke up to this scene, this morning.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Free Shipping, Monday, December 11th Only

Monday, December 11 receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders.
One last chance to receive this exciting offer before the holidays! We are offering free shipping for 24 hours only.
Free shipping runs from 12:00 AM, December 11 to 11:59 PM (MT).

Friday, December 1, 2017

Year End Sale Starts Today

Starts today while supplies last. View my web page at to view all the products.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Free Shipping Monday, November 27th

We are celebrating Cyber Monday by offering free shipping 

on every order placed for 24 hours. Get excited, our

 warehouse is ready and waiting!

And with every $50 order placed through my website at I will send you a FREE gift.

 Please enter online code BSCYETWN upon checkout. If 

your order is over $150, please do not use this code.

This rarely happens with Stampin Up to offer FREE 

shipping. This is a great time to stock up on your adhesives,

 envelopes, bundles, etc. 

Happy Shopping and have a great start to your week.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD
With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. 
Reservations start  November 16th at 2:00 PM MT(3:00 in Des Moines) with delivery on or around February 1, 2018.  While supplies last.

November 16–30, 2017Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018Approx. April 15, 2018

Customer Stamparatus Launch Q & A 

Q: How do I reserve my Stamparatus?
 A: Normally you order Stampin’ Up! products through the online store; in this case, you will click the RESERVE link on the Stamparatus page which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers. 

Q: What if I do not have a Stampin’ Up! customer account?
 A: To reserve a Stamparatus, you must have a customer account. To create one, click Create Account on the online store. 

Q: Why does it take so long for the Stamparatus to ship?
 A: We will place an order with the manufacturer based on how many reservations are made during any given reservation window. Shipping dates depend on how long it takes the order to arrive in our warehouse after the tools have been manufactured. 

Q: Will the available-to-ship dates be the same for all markets? A: Yes. Q: Am I billed at the time I reserve my Stamparatus? 
A: No. However, a credit card is required to reserve the product. 

Q: When will I be charged for the Stamparatus? 
A: When inventory arrives in the warehouse, we will add your reservation to a shopping cart. We will then send you an email notifying you that your Stamparatus order is ready. Once you finalize payment and close your order, the system will charge your credit card. 

Q: Will I be able to add other products to my Stamparatus reservation? 
A: No. However, once your reservation is transferred to your shopping cart, you will then be able to add other items to your order. Important note: Please do not delete the Stamparatus from your order. We will not be able to add it back and you will lose your reservation. 

Q: Will I be able to update my address and credit card information when I open my shopping bag to complete my order? 
A: Yes. 

Q: What if I change my mind and want to cancel my reservation?
A: You can cancel your reservation at any time. To cancel, please see the How to Reserve Your Stamparatus Tutorial for Customers PDF. 

Q: Will the tool be available in the 2018–2019 annual catalog? 
A: Yes. Once the annual catalog ordering period begins, you will be able to order the Stamparatus as you would any other product. Reservations will no longer be required, and there will be no limit on the number of tools you can order. 

Q: Once the Stamparatus has been added to my shopping cart, how long will it stay there? 
 A: Indefinitely. As with all products, it will be subject to temporary interruptions in availability depending on demand.

Q: When I close my order, can I take advantage of current Stampin’ Up! promotions? 
A: Yes.

 Q: Can I participate in all three reservation periods? 
A: Yes. 

Q: How many stamp placement tools can I reserve per reservation window? 
A: For customers, there is a limit of 1 per reservation window. 

Q: How did we come up with the name Stamparatus? 
A: We landed on an innovative name by combining two words that speak to the end use of the tool as well as Stampin’ Up! branding. Stamp: To impress a pattern or mark (especially an official one) on a surface, object, or document using an engraved or inked block or die or other instrument Apparatus: The technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose Stamp + Apparatus = Stamparatus

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sherry Cox