2011 Occasions Mini Catalog

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Here's a beautiful fall card with one of my favorite stamp sets - For All Things - I love the watercolor style of this one!  Below are all the details and directions...



  • Stamp SetsFor All Things (C-135155, W-135152)
  • Card Stock – Mossy Meadow #133676, Cajun Craze #119684, Crushed Curry #131199, Very Vanilla #101650
  • Stamp Pads- Sahara Sand #126976, Cajun Craze #126965 
  • Misc. – Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper #135820, Venetian Crochet Trim #134581, Itty bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787, Regals Candy Dots #130932, Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL #104332, Glue Dots #103683


  • Strawberry Slush Card Base - 5 ½ x 8 ½, scored at 4 ¼” 
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper - 2 ½” x 5”
  • Cajun Craze Panel - 2” x 3”; Very Vanilla Panel - 1 7/8” x 2 ¼” 


  1. Adhere the designer paper to the left side of the card base. 
  2. Stamp the shadow onto the Very Vanilla panel with Sahara Sand ink. Stamp the sentiment over the top of the shadow image with Cajun Craze ink. Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the Cajun Craze panel as shown. 
  3. Secure a bit of Crochet Trim to the bottom of the Cajun Craze panel. Punch a flower out of the Crushed Curry card stock. Secure flower to the ribbon with a glue dot. Accent the flower with a Regals Candy Dot. Adhere this panel to your card with Dimensionals as shown.


Click on any of the items below to see the details: 


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LAST DAY!  Click here to see the WEEKLY DEALS - they run from Tuesday through Monday every week!


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Upcoming Events:

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - this class is $5 with a minimum $15 order or FREE with a $40 order:

Tuesday, November 4th - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha

FREE STAMPING CLASSES  - these classes are free with a minimum $15 order:

Monday, November 10th - 6:30 - Church of our Saviour, Fond Du Lac

Tuesday, November 11th - 6:30 - The Elms, Fond Du Lac

Monday, November 17th - 6:30 - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha

Tuesday, November 18th - 6:30 - First English, Oshkosh

Thursday, November 20th - 6:30 - Trinity Lutheran, Menasha



FREE Designer Series Paper - One pack a month for months!  Check it out here:

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Check out the BIG catalog by clicking on the photo here:


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Click on the photo of the Holiday Mini Catalog to see all the beautiful new products awaiting you:

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Click here to see the NEW HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT:

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Simply Scored Card Holder

And another GREAT project from Stampin' Up! using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. Carrie Cudney is from the Home Office and she does a great job explaining hints to make this cute and simple project.  I can see gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, hostess gifts....OH MY!

Here's the card holder and a couple of the cards she features in the video.

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Grab your seat and see how wonderfully simple this is:


If you can't see this video in your email - go to my blog to watch it:  http://astampabove.typepad.com

To see the Stampin' Up! Video Channel with lots of other helpful videos click here.

Here are a few of the products used to make these projects:

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Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper - #125407 $10.95 - This paper matches Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla & Whisper White:

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If you'd like to place an order - click here:

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3 More Days!

I think I completely forgot to share this beauty with you all....how could I?  This card was made for my workshops in Feb/March.


It uses an "Inlaid" embossing technique.  First you sponge color on your layer - stamp it - run it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and waaaa laaaa!!!!  Super simple!

There's only 3 more days left with the BEAUTIFUL Occasions Mini Catalog - that's where you'll find the elegant Nature Walk stamp set....

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You can view the Occasions Mini Catalog here:

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If you'd like to place an order on-line just click HERE

I just had to share this photo with you...it's so cute!  If you have teenagers, you are probably aware that they can't just ask someone to a dance.  They make a big production out of it...and it better be CREATIVE!  Here's what Hailey came home to after work yesterday...fish tank, fish and all!


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Spinner Fun


Well...it's been awhile again!  Sorry for my absence....when you don't see any blog posts from me - you can just automatically assume that things are crazy here...LOL!  I've been gone the last couple weekends - don't get me wrong - I love to go away...but it really messes with the amount of time that I have to show you great stuff!  I've been up north the last couple weekends (and will be again for Easter) visiting my mom & dad.  The first weekend was for a Saturday workshop - this last weekend was to celebrate my mom's birthday - YIPEE!!!!  We almost lost her a few years ago and I cherish every minute!!!  So I've been consumed with cutting cardstock and entering orders and all that stuff that has to get done before I can take the time to share everything - and you know how I LOVE to share!!!

Here's a fun card that I made for my monthly Technique Club...I received a fun fold card in a swap and just had to recreate this for my class.  I happened to have a lot of the Wicked Fun Speciatly Designer Series Paper left over from Halloween projects....and it worked perfect for my masculine birthday card...not just a Halloween product - I love that about our Designer Series Paper!!!

This card is so cool because is stands up all by itself and folds flat for mailing!  And you have to LOVE those Spinner Hands!!!

All you do is cut your base cardstock (I used Cajun Craze) at 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 5-1/2", 6-3/4", 8", 9-1/4" and 10-1/2".  Fold on all score lines and you'll see how you get the little box at the bottom of the card!  Add your layers (dimensions below) and waaa laaa!


Ingredients - Stamps: Take a Spin; Curly Cute  Ink: Rich Razzleberry  Accessories:  Game Spinners; Paper Piercer; Square Scallop Duo Die; Big Shot 

Cardstock Dimensions:  Cajun Craze     4-1/4 x 11 – scored at 5-1/2; 6-3/4, 8, 9-1/4, 10-1/2 & 3-1/2 x 3-1/2; Basic Black      2-5/8 x 2-5/8 & 5/8 x 3-1/8; Whisper White 3 x 1/2; DSP 1 x 4 & 4 x 4

The Take A Spin stamp set is only available until the end of this month - if you would like to order one - contact me right away!!!


On another note....it's Turkey hunting season in Wisconsin....lookie what my hubby got Sunday morning!!!!  That's a 20# turkey....YUM! 


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FREE April Classes!!!


Join me this month and you’ll learn how to make these fabulous cards!!!  This class includes 3 projects – shown below –

We’ll be using the versatile Blossom Punch for the card above, playing with embossing folders, the cupcake punch and the beautiful Clearly for You stamp set.

This is a class packed with great info and lots of new products for you to sample!!!  


Join me on any of the following dates – bring a friend!!!!

Menasha - Monday, April 25th or Thursday, April 28th

WHERE:  Trinity Lutheran School – Menasha

TIME:  You can come at 5:30 or 6:30


Fond du Lac – Monday, April 18th

WHERE:  The Church of Our Saviour

TIME:  6:30 pm


Fond du Lac - Tuesday, April 19th

WHERE:  The Elms Community Clubhouse

TIME:  6:30 pm

 Please bring your scissors and adhesive.

 This class is FREE – all you need to do is place a minimum $15 order (before shipping & handling)!

 Just call or email to register!

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BRAND NEW Class - April Promotion!!!!






The BRAND NEW Four Frames stamp set and the gorgeous Paisley Petals Designer paper (shown below) are available FOR ONE MONTH ONLY as a Pre-Order for customers.... if you miss out, you'll have to wait until July when you see these again in the new catalog!!!

You can purchase this great stamp set that coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch (#120907), and the new Designer Series Paper when you place a $20 Stampin' Up! order in April. 

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There are two ways to get this fabulous class:

1)  BONUS….FREE INSTRUCTIONS – Everyone ordering this promotion from me at classes, clubs or on-line will get the instructions for FREE!!!







2)        INSTRUCTIONS BY EMAIL – You can order the Project Planner with all ingredients, dimensions and special instructions with close-up photos via email

COST:  $8.95

 If you’d like to order this promotion right away – please go to my Stampin’ Up! website and order on-line or you can order through me via phone or email!!!! Remember – you have to order $20 in merchandise to qualify for the stamp set and designer series paper.

 My Stampin Up! Website:  Click HERE

Just email or call to register for the class – please list which location you’d like.


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Rescheduled - Spring Florals...are you feelin' it???


Due to the snowstorm last week - I have rescheduled this class for March 30th! 

Are you FEELIN' it?  Spring - that is!!!  We are starting to feel it here in Wisconsin!  It's the perfect time to get a jump on those cards that will send the "SPRING" feelin' to your friends and family too!

Join me at Hobby Lobby this week and make these beauties:

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Wednesday, March 30th

10 am or 6 pm - $15

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 FREE PROJECT PLANNER - this week - I'm feeling generous!!!  You can get all the ingredients and dimensions for these cards for FREE....just leave a comment below and I'll email them to you! 

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More Fun Folds & Chocolate Torte!!!

Here's a pretty card using the Fun Fold that I made the cupcake card with.  The cupcake card (see HERE) is a bigger card than the standard A2.  So my customer Kathy Sheldon modified my template to make an A2 size - THANKS KATHY!!! 

Here's what I came up with - all my stampers will be making this card on Monday 3/21 in Fond Du Lac, Thursday 3/24 & Monday 3/28 in Menasha!!!!  If you'd like to come make one - just pop me an email or call to register.  The class is free - just a $15 order for Stampin' Up! product is all that's requested!!!

I used Watercolor Crayons and an Aqua Painter on the butterfly...and a little Dazzling Diamonds puts it over the top!  I love BLING!


I stamped the butterfly on my flower layer and again on a scrap.  Color and cut out the scrap, then mount it on the card with a Dimensional to give it a POP!

Here's the template for this fun fold - it's really simple!

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Here's a video to show you how easy this card is:


Here are some of the products I used:

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If you'd like to order any of these products you can click on the icon at the top right of this screen that says CLICK TO ORDER ONLINE.   

Chocolate Torte

I've had several requests for my Chocolate Torte Recipe....those that attended the Stamp Camp on March 5th were able to taste test this great dessert!

Crust:  1 1/2 C flour; 3/4 C Crisco; 3/4 C nuts (I use walnuts)

Mix like pie crust, pat down in 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes - cool.

Filling:  8 oz cream cheese (softened); 1 C powdered sugar; 1 small tub Cool Whip; 2 small instant chocolate puddings; 3 C milk

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar & 1/2 the Cool Whip tub. Spread on cooled crust. You have to be careful when you do this - the crust likes to stick to the filling. Mix pudding & milk until thick and spread on top of cream cheese mixture.  Top with the remainder of the Cool Whip.  I like to shave some chocolate on top of mine to make it a little fancier!  It's a favorite at my house....Enjoy!

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Fabric Flower Video!


OH MY....I've been missing for a little while...BUT I'm BACK!!!!  Here's a GREAT project that my stampers will be having fun with all month!!!  That's right - all month!  You can come make this fabulous card and two others with me on Monday (3/21 @ 6:30) in Fond Du Lac or in Menasha on 3/24 or 3/28 at 5:30 in Menasha - call or email to register. The class is FREE - just a minimum $15 order.

I made this card in three different colors that coordinate with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper and matching Designer Fabric.




Ingredients: Stamps: Sweet Summer, Bring on the Cake  Ink:  Old Olive; VersaMark  Accessories:  Springtime Vintage DSP; Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric; Tulip Embossing Folder; Dimensionals; 1 3/8 Circle Punch; 1 1/4 Circle Punch; 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch; Springtime Vintage Designer Buttons; 1/8 Vanilla Taffeta; Hot Glue Gun; Tasteful Trim Die; Big Shot  Cardstock Dimensions: I used Baja Breeze, Rose Red or Pink Pirouette cardstock for the base. Very Vanilla    4 1/4 x 3; DSP                  1/2" strips; Scraps:  Old Olive; Very Vanilla

Check out my video to see exactly how I made this flower:


 Here's the great Die I used for the flower!!!


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Heading to Chicago today...going Prom dress shopping at "Peaches" - weird name for a Prom dress store....gosh I hope there's no pole!!!!  Wish me luck!


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Birthday Boys!


I completely forgot to share these cards with you back in January.  That's when the BIG GUY turned the BIG 50!!!!  HEE HEE.  This is the card that I made for him.  Will you look at all the curly hair?  He shaves his head now - hard to believe that our daughter, Hailey, got her beautiful curls from the big bald guy...HEE HEE!

I just love the First Edition Designer Series Paper - it's perfect for an "old guy" card too!  You know - that VINTAGE look!  HEE HEE AGAIN!  I used the Scalloped Envelope Die for a perfect little pocket to insert a gift card to his favorite bow shop.

I took some wire and spiraled it around a pen to make springs under the "50's" - I really wanted THAT to be the main focal point of the card....yes...I'm rubbing that "50" thang in real good!


Here are the BIRTHDAY BOYS!  Every year we get together with Steve's best friends - all high school buddies - for a birthday celebration.  They all have birthdays within a week or so of each other - pretty cool!


Below are the cards I made for Mike and Tim.



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