Sunday, April 1, 2012

Summer Smooches Sneak Peek

Stampin' Up! has offered our customers the opportunity to purchase sneak peek items for the first time. These are called Summer Smooches, and the paper, brads, stamp set, etc. are adorable. I had a Sneak Peek class today and these are what we made:

The above card was cased from talented designer Elizabeth Hurst. I love this card. So simple, yet adorable!

Hands down, the ladies told me their favorite item today was making the little purse. Of course, I gave each of them a little bag of chocolate to put into the purse. I think only about half the chocolate actually made it into the purse!!

I can't wait to make more items with these papers and stamp set. I LOVE them.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Punch Bunnies

I needed a quick gift the other day (remembered at around midnight the night before the event) and so whipped out these little bunny gifts. Whew. Saved the day because the ladies loved them!

Just a reminder, today is the LAST DAY that you can order to get sale-a-bration free items. You can just click on my shop online button above and take advantage of the free items. Particularly since all of those free items are going away after today. I'm soooo sad because I love the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and the Designer Series Paper.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stamp Set of the Month - Herb Expressions

One of my goals this past year was to start focusing on one stamp set every month to not only show its versatility, but also to challenge myself. Herb Expressions is a stamp set that I purchased early on in my Stampin' Up! career because I thought I could use it in so many ways, and then there is sat. One of my customers specifically asked that I focus on this stamp set in an upcoming stamp-set-of-the-month class that I offer.

I'd love your feedback. More than that, I'd love to hear if there is a stamp set that you would like to see focused on in the upcoming months.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Selling - Retired Stamp Sets

Its time to clear out the old to make way for the new. Ergo, I'm parting with my treasures of retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets. Policy states that we are not allowed to sell sets that are retired under a year old, so check back often because as a catalog or mini's year is up, many of those stamp sets will also go on sale.

Prices don't include shipping prices. I try to ship the cheapest way possible for buyer-if you have multiple items, then would ship in a flat rate envelope/box if possible.
Buyer pays shipping fees. If interested, please email me privately at I accept paypal only. My paypal address is

Once I email you the total price with cost for shipping, payment must be made within 24 hours, or have heard from you within 24 hours in case you've changed your mind about items, etc. I don't hold items past 24 hours unless special arrangemnts have been made with me.

Thanks so much and happy stamping!!

Admit It (6) (w-used) - $10
Afterthoughts (6) (1-w-new) (1-c-new) - $15-wood; $12-clear
All a Flutter (1) (w-used) - $5
Always (11) (w-used) - $15
Always In My Thoughts (6) (w-used) - $10
Angelic Joy (4) (c-new) - $10
Animal Alphabet (28) (w-used) - $15
Animal Crackers (5) (w-used) - $10
Animal Stories (4) (w-used) - $8
Apple Blossoms (8) (1-c-used) (1-c-new) - $12
Autumn Harvest (6) (w-new) - $10
Beautiful Borders (6) (w-used) - $10
Bella Toile (1) (w-new) - $15
Because I Care (5) (c-used) - $15
Best Kind of Friend (7) (w-used) - $12
Big Bold Birthday (13) (w-used) - $15
Big On Christmas (3) (w-used) - $15
Birthday Bakery (5) (1-w-new) (1-c-new) – Wood - $15; Clear - $12
Birthday Bliss (4) (w-used) - $8
Birthday Block (1) (w-mounted-new) - $5
Bliss (5) (c-new) - $15
Blissful Bride (8) (w-used) - $15
Blooming with Happiness (6) (w-used) - $12
Blooming with Love (8) (w-used) - $15
Blowing Kisses (8) (c-used) - $10
Boatloads of Love (7) (w-used) - $10
Border Builders (9) (w-used) - $12
Celebrate Everything (8) (w-new) - $8
Christmas Classics (6) (w-used) - $15
Classy & Fabulous (6) (w-used) - $10
Comfort Food (4) (w-used) - $8
Country Morning (4) (w-used) - $10
Cute By the Inch (9) (w-new) - $10
A Cute Christmas (9) (w-new) - $15
Dear Friend (4) (w-used) - $8
Dreams Du Jour (4) (w-used) - $10
Eastern Influences (4) (w-used) - $12
Eat Cake (11) (w-used) - $15
Eat, Drink & Be Scary (5) (w-new) - $12
Elegant Cheer (6) (w-used) - $12
Elegant Notes (6) (w-used) - $10
Engraved Greetings (2) (w-new) - $6)
Ever After (4) (w-used) - $15
Favorite Things (5) (w-new) - $15
Filled With Love (9) (w-new) - $15
First Day (9) (w-mounted-used) - $12
A Flower for All Seasons (4) (w-new) - $8
Flowers In Silhouette (1) (w-used) - $5
For You Flower (1) (w-new) - $5
Forest Friends (4) (w-new) - 8
Fresh Cuts (5) (w-new) - $15
Friends 24/7 (6) (w-used) - $15
FYI (11) (w-new) - $12
Garden From the Heart (5) (w-mounted-new) - $15
Gentler Times (7) (w-used) - $12
Gifted (5) (w-new) - $15
Girlfriends (8) (w-used) - $15
Good Neighbors (10) (w-mounted-new) - $10
Goody-Goody Gumdrops (19) (w-used) - $15
Grand Soiree (4) (w-used) - $12
Greetings Earthling (7) (w-used) - $15
Happy Grad (1) (2-mounted-new) - $5
Happy Moments (7) (w-used) - $12
Happy Together (5) (w-new) - $8
Hello Again (5) (w-new) - $8
Hodgepodge Happiness (5) (c-new) - $10
Holiday Best (4) (w-used) - $10
Holiday Hoopla (9) (w-new) - $10
It’s a Sign (7) (w-mounted-new) - $15
It’s the Thought (7) (1-w-used) (1-c-new) – Wood - $12; Clear - $10
Just Buzzin’ By (8) (w-used) - $15
Just Jawing (6) (w-new) - $15
Kimono Kids (6) (w-new) - $12
King of the Grill (5) (w-mounted-new) - $10
Life’s a Breeze (13) (w-used) - $15
Like-O-Meter (1) (w-mounted-new) - $5
A Little Birdie Told Me (12) (w-used) - $12
A Little Somethin’ (6) (w-used) - $12
Lots of Bots (5) (c-used) - $15
Love You Much (6) (w-used) - $12
Lovely Labels (4) (w-used) - $10
Many Happy Returns (3) (w-used) - $19
Matchbox Messages (6) (w-used) - $15
Morning Soft (2) (w-used) - $12
Mother of Mine (1) (w-new) - $5
My Matryoshka (4) (w-mounted-new) - $12
Northern Hearts (5) (2-c-new) - $15
Of the Earth (4) (w-new) (w-used) - $10
On a Pedestal (7) (w-used) - $12
On the Green (1) (w-new) - $5
Once Upon a Time (4) (w-used) - $12
Only Ovals (4) (w-used) - $10
Out of the Box (6) (2-w-new) (1-w-mounted-new) - $8
Paris In the Spring (7) (w-used) - $12
Patterned Pines (4) (w-u) - $12
Peaceful Season (6) (c-new) - $15
Picnic Parade (15) (w-mounted-new) - $12
Picture This (8) (w-used) - $10
Plane & Simple (7) (c-new) - $12
Playful Pieces (30) (w-new) - $15
Polka Dot Punches (4) (1-w-new) (2-w-mounted-new) – Wood - $15; Clear - $12
Prehistoric Pals (6) (w-used) - $12
Pretty Amazing (6) (w-used) - $12
Pretty Petals (1) (w-mounted-new) - $15
Priceless (11) (w-new) - $15
Pumpkin Patch (11) (w-used) - $15
Punch Potpourri (4) (c-new) - $12
Punched Posies (8) (1-w-used) (1-c-new) – Wood - $15; Clear - $12
Punches Three (3) (w-used) - $12
Rough Type (28) (w-used) - $15
Scene In a Garden (7) (w-used) - $15
Seeing Stars (8) (w-used) - $10
Shellebrate (5) (w-new) - $10
Silouhette Sentiments (8) (c-new) - $10
Simple Birthday Thanks (1) (w-mounted-new) - $12
Simply Said (11) (w-used) - $15
Simply Thanks (1) (w-new) - $5
A Slice of Life (6) (c-new) - $15
So Many Thanks (1) (2-w-new) - $5
Sparkly & Bright (6) (w-used) - $12
Spring Song (3) (w-used) - $10
Sweet Birthday (1) (w-used) - $5
Sweet Sampler (4) (w-used) - $10
Sweet Scoops (8) (w-used) - $12
Sweet Serendipity (9) (w-used) - $12
Tag Alongs (4) (w-new) - $12
Tag Tree (1) (w-used) - $5
Tart & Tangy (4) (w-used) - $10
Tasty Sweet (6) (w-new) - $12
Things I Love (6) (w-mounted-new) - $10
Three Leaves (1) (w-u) - $5
Time to Party (4) (w-used) - $10
To & From Tag (1) (w-used) - $5
Totally Tabs (4) (w-new) - $10
Tropical Party (5) (w-used) - 12
True Friend (6) (w-new) - $15
Twick or Tweet (4) (w-used) - $12
Very Punny (8) (w-used) - $10
Very Thankful (4) (w-used) - $8
Wanted (8) (w-new) - $12
Welcome Home (5) (w-used) - $12
Wings of Friendship (4)) (1-w-new) (1-w-mounted-new) - $12
A Wish For Peace (3) (w-new) - $12
Wonderful Watercolors (12) (w-used) - $15
The World Over (3) (w-used) - $10
Yippee Kiyay Holiday (4) (w-new) - $12

Celebraciones especiales (4) (w-new) - $10
En tu cumpleanos (5) (c-new) - $12
Felicidades Siempre (6) (w-new) - $10
Puntos primorosos (8) (w-new) - $10
Temporada navidena (7) (w-new) - $12

Arriere-pensees (6) (c-new) - $10

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Dozen Thank You's - Card Buffet Class

Another fun card buffet class. I wanted to share with you to adorable thank you cards we made.

This was one of my favorite cards and was cased directly from the Stampin' Up! catalog. Ingredients and measurements can be found here. This is a hostess set and only available through the end of May. Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to purchase this set in either wood mount or clear.

I'm always being asked to include masculine cards so I went totally masculine with this card. This was designed by Susan Miller, and ingredients and measurements can be found here.

An oldie but a goodie, Circle Circus is a stamp set I would hate to see leave as it is a great set to whip out a clean, but unique card such as this card which was designed by Deb Pedersen. Ingredients and measurements can be found here.

This is a card that I cased directly from the catalog, and I almost didn't include it into the buffet. It was one of the first cards to disappear off of the buffet. My clients loved it. Details can be found here.

This was another class favorite. I love this set but had not used it until this class. I received this card as part of the All Catalog Swap I hosted last year, and it was designed by Elin Kovash. Details can be found here.

And finally,

This was another really popular card. This actual card was designed by Deb Pedersen. It was the first time I used that stamp set, and as a result of this card, three of my customers ordered this set!! Details can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Tomorrow night will be the first of a monthly class I am beginning to teach -- Techniques! I used to teach one technique with every class that I taught, but my customers and downline have asked that I repeat so many of the techniques that I thought it might be a good idea to start a monthly class dedicated to learning techniques. Of course, we will also make a card using the new technique that we've learned. After all, that's half the fun!

These are the techniques that I will be teaching tomorrow evening:

Polished Stone

Definitely one of my favorite techniques. So much fun and the variety is endless. I like this card because with very little effort, it is a great masculine card.

Black Magic

This technique was by far the most requested. I decided to just do a 3 x 3 card so that they could make it with whatever sentiment they needed.

Crayon Resist

The sample card was pretty darn easy, but the main card had me stumped until I ran across a beautiful card designed by a lady named Manetta. I really like the way it turned out.


Then last, but not least, is the old tried and true Spotlighting technique. The "Packed for" stamp sets in Stampin' Up!'s new mini are perfect for this technique. I want to thank Diana Echfield for the inspiration of that idea and for this card. I taught spotlighting a long time ago so that's why there are two demo cards -- each showing a different way to "spotlight" something on the card.

I think next month I will do the Shaving Cream technique as one of my cards. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave me a note to let me know that you visited. Thanks.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Something new I'm working on....

What do you think? I'm still working these up for a variety of occasions. I hope to be posting a video tutorial within a month. What do you think?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mixed Occasions - Card Buffet Class

These card buffet classes seem to be very popular. At least they are with my customers. We have so much fun, and I really enjoy hearing which cards inspire which person. Thank goodness for the tremendous amount of talent out there from all those wonderful Stampin' Up! ladies who are willing to share their talents. Here are the cards we made tonight.

This card was designed by the talented Connie Babbert. Whoops! This was actually designed by Mary Brown, another card of which I also cased for this class. Boy I love her work. For ingredients and measurements, click here.

This card is based off of a card that I made at a shoebox swap at Leadership in San Antonio. This beautiful card was designed by Lynn Starzl! For ingredients and measurements, click here.

This is using the hostess set from the Occasions Mini, Up in the Air. For Ingredients and Measurements, click here.

The above card is based off a card front that I swapped for at Convention this past year. For ingredients and measurements, click here.

The first card above was cased from Mary Brown. I love her cards. Always such clean designs. But what I love is when a customer takes an idea and runs with it. The second card is what one of my customers designed -- started with Mary's design and then switched to the Build a Blossom kit. Love it!

And finally the above card which I think is just so sweet, designed originally by Lynn Starzl. To get the ingredients and measurements, click here.

I'd love to hear your comments. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Birthday Cards by the Dozen...Card Buffet Class!

We had another gathering this past weekend to make these awesome cards...

These are some of the bags that were waiting for my customers when they arrived. All of their card kits were inside the bag, along with some flyers for upcoming specials, and they moved from table to table to make their cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chocolate Egg Pedestal - Total Case!

You know sometimes you see something and you think, "OMG that is adorable! I have to make one." Okay, this is one of those times. I don't know why I felt the need to make a chocolate egg pedestal, but when I saw Kim Score's design (definitely one of my favorite designers), I had to case it. It is just so stinkin' cute!

Okay, I'll admit my photo does not do it justice. I really need to learn to take better photos, but you should see Kim's. Here is the link to her site to get the directions.

I need to work on the pedestal part more -- somehow I just didn't pick up on how to get it straight, but I still love it!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

First Card Buffet Class

We made it through the first Buffet Class. It was so much fun although a little long. Okay, so I need to exchange a couple of the cards to make simpler cards, but we also had fun chatting and getting to know one another. I promised to make the cards easier so that we can get through them faster. Here are the cards that were available this class:

The above card was designed by my dear friend, the talented Elizabeth Hurst.

More fun projects coming soon.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Stampin' Buffet!

I'll bet you all thought I disappeared. You know how it is when life gets in the way. I have soooo many cards to share and sooooo many projects to share....but catch up is really hard to do. I'll try to add some along the way, but what I really want to do is invite you all to join me for a Stampin' Up! card buffet!!

If you live in my area, you can either come February 17th at 6:30 p.m. or March 9th at 6:30 p.m. and make 12 cards for $20 (Palpal order) or for free with a $35 SU order. You're 12 cards includes envelopes.

Here's one sample...

Some are thank you cards, birthday cards, sympathy cards, baby cards, etc. All occasions. Want to join the fun? Click here which will take you to my free meet-up site. Sign up for free. Come stamp with us!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a-bration!! Free product

The time has come. Sale-a-bration is here! It is the most highly anticipated promotion of the year.


Well, free goodies, of course!

For every $50 purchase you make (clearance rack items included!), you will get to choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Place a $150 or more order and get 3 items PLUS the hostess benefits!

**Always be sure my name is in the upper right hand corner of the screen when ordering. If it's not, you may have defaulted to and are no longer ordering from me and you won't get those hostess goodies. If this happens, just come back to this site at and click on one of the Online Ordering Buttons, or order directly from my Stampin' Up! online store at

Your 2012 Sale-a-bration item choices include:

4 exclusive stamp sets
Exclusive Designer Series Paper Pack
Exclusive Ribbon and Brads Bundle
Limited time Decor Element
2 Digital Designing CDs
several current catalog items (stamp sets, buttons, fabric, Simply Sent Kits, Embossing Folder, textured cardstock)


Here's a sample of a card I swapped for at Leadership in San Antonio last week from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog...


Thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up demonstrator?

Now is the best time to get your business started! During SAB, the starter kit is being discounted to $125. Can you believe it?

Sign up during this promotion and you will also receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper (you pay shipping) or a Digital Download for every month you are active through December 2012! Sweet deal!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

New 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog Accessory Share

Want all the wonderful new embellishments in the 2012 Occasions Mini but can't quite swing the price to get it all? This is a great way to get a little bit of everything at a fraction of the price. For only $21.00 (includes shipping), you get all of this:

• 4 Twitterpated Buttons (pg 12)

• 1 yard 3/8” Pear Pizzaz Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)

• 1 yard 3/8” Riding Hood Red Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)

• 1 yard 3/8” Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)

• 1 yard 3/8” Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon (pg 12)

• 6 pieces (6x6) Twitterpated DSP (pg 13)

• 6 pieces (6x6) Attic Boutique DSP (pg 23)

• 6 pieces (6x6) Sweet Shop DSP (pg 33)

• 3 yards Pool Party ½” Seam Binding ribbon (pg 23)

• 4 Sweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads (pg 35)

• 3 yards Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine (pg 35)

• 3 yards Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine (pg 35)

• 3 yards Pool Party Baker’s Twine (pg 35)

• 3 yards Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (pg 35)

• 3 yards Wisteria Wonder Banker’s Twine (pg 35)

Cost for entire Accessory share including shipping is $20.12


If you would like this mini purchase option, then email me at including your paypal email address, your name, address and telephone number. I will email you a paypal invoice. Depending on what I have in stock, I will either mail it out the next day or it could be in 10 days if I need to place an order. I will let you know. Just a note, I will be attending Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Conference in San Antonio the week of January 16th so any orders that come in during that time will not be fulfilled until I return on the 22nd.

All orders will be shipped USPS 1st Class Mail. Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions at Kayleen