Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tea Shoppe Stamp Set

This card was made from the Tea Shoppe Stamp set and the Paisley Petals paper line.  The bottom was embossed with the small hearts embossing folder from the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders set.
The label was made with the Framelets Label Collection Die and the Sizzix machine.  The "steam" coming from the cup was made with one of the stamps in the Elements of Style Stamp set.  I cut out the tea cup and used my Stampin' Dimensionals to give it depth.

This card turned out really pretty.  I love the texture and the colors in this paper line!

Tea Shoppe Stamp Set #125545 wood / #125547 clear
Paisley Petals paper set #122367  (This is one of the retiring paper lines - only available for 2 more days!)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders # 125601
Framelits  Dies Labels Collection # 125598
Elements of Style Stamp Set  #118611 wood / #120045 clear

Tea Shoppe - Wood-Mount Stamp


Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Catalog Countdown!!

There are only

Days until you can order from the New Catalog!!
and only 4 days left to order from the current catalog!

I am busy, busy, busy, planning new classes, tutorials, workshops and product shares to go with the new catalog!  Please remember to check back on Friday to see all of the new fun things I have planned.  Better yet, sign up to follow this site by email so you don't miss a thing!!

You can also sign up to get my newsletter which has exciting offers, coupons, and discounts for my customers!!

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Treasure Hunt Winner!!

Congratulations to Lisa E., the winner of the treasure hunt contest on my blog!!  Lisa, please send me your address so I can send you your prize!  Lisa has won a sample pack of all 5 colors of bakers twine from the Occasions Mini Catalog!!  I hope you enjoy it Lisa!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Retiring Product Count Down.......

Only 2 weeks left!!!

HUNDREDS of products are only available for two more weeks - and then there gone!!  Accessories and Definitely Decorative products are only available while supplies last!!  (some are already sold out!)  Let me know if you would like to place an order.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Firm Foam Stampin' Pads

With the introduction of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, we have made a very big change to our Stampin' Pads.
Introducing firm foam pads! They change your stamping experience for the better.
We know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads-just look at all the exciting benefits listed below:
  • Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
  • Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
In addition, our new Stampin' Pads
  • Create wonderfully solid images. The Firm Foam releases more ink onto your rubber stamp than the felt pads. When using the Firm Foam pad, your stamp will get an even, solid covering of ink that you may not have been able to achieve with the felt pads. Please note: if you are using the ink pad frequently you may need to re-ink your Firm Foam pad more often.
  • Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!
  • Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)--just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification! 
  • Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!
  • Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!


Q: Why did we switch from felt pads to firm foam pads?
A: We have worked very hard to improve the functionality of our Classic Stampin' Pads. The firm foam allows for better ink coverage; plus it stays juicer and lasts longer.

Q: Do old Classic Stampin' Ink Refills work with the new firm foam pads?
A: Yes, with the exception of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, and Tempting Turquoise, which have been reformulated to work with the new foam pad material. We do not recommend using old ink refills in these colors with the new firm foam pads.

Q: Will Stampin' Spots use the new firm foam pad?
A: No. Stampin' Spots will remain the same.

Q: Can I use the reformulated ink with my Stampin' Spots?
A: Yes.

I hope you are looking as forward to trying these as I am!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Treasure Hunt Contest- One Day Left!!

One more day to enter the Treasure Hunt contest for a chance to win Stampin' Up products!!  Email me your answers by Midnight tomorrow - May 15th!!

For complete directions - scroll down the page and click on the treasure hunt link under "labels."

Good Luck!!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day!!


Information About the New Catalog

Many customers have had questions after viewing the lengthy list of retiring products.  Some have noticed that all of our Classic Stamp Pads were listed!!  Rest assured that we will still be selling all of the colors of our ink pads, BUT they have been reconfigured and are better than ever!!

Some of your favorite items may be leaving or may be offered in new configurations.  For example, most of our Stampin' Write Markers will no longer be available for individual purchase.  They will only be available in sets.  If  you have been collecting them individually and only need a color or two to complete a set, I would suggest that you order them before they are unavailable. (and before they run out!)

Here is a quick overview of what will be happening with some of our products:
  • Classic Stamp Pads -    You may have noticed all of the Classic Stampin' Pads are listed as retiring.  This is because  all felt Classic Stampin’ Pads are being reconfigured and will be replaced with the new firm foam Classic Stampin’ Pads.  The same colors will be available.

  • Classic Stampin' Spots -  All of the current color collections are being discontinued.   Classic Stampin’ Spots will not be available once the existing supply runs out.   However, the Getting Started collection of Classic Stampin’ Spots will be available in the new annual catalog. 

  • Craft Stampin' Spots -  All Craft Stampin' Spots are being discontinued with the exception of black and white.

  • Craft Ink Pads and Craft Ink Refills - All craft ink pads and refills are being discontinued and will no longer be available once existing stock is sold.

  • 12 x 12 Smooth Card Stock Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.

  • 12 x 12 Textured Cardstock will no longer be available once the current stock is sold out.

  • Stampin' Write Markers -  Many of the Stampin' Write markers will no longer be available for individual purchase.  Once existing supply runs out, the only way to purchase some colors will be in a color collection assortment. However, a limited number of our most popular colors will still be available in individual packs.

  • The Heat Tool . Paper Piercing Tool, Paper Cutter, Stampin' Scrub, and the Naturals 12 x 12 Linen Album - All are being discontinued and a new ones will be offered begining June 1st.

I hope this helps to answer some of your questions.  And as always, you can give me a call or shoot me an email if you need anything!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Come to a Workshop!!!

Come and join in the fun!!  At workshops we will make projects such as themed cards, decorative gift bags, and home decor using Stampin' Up! products.  

Workshops are held every other Friday night in my home.  (Stevensville, Maryland)  All classes run from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and range from $10 to $15 depending on the projects we will be making.  Project samples will be posted on the "Workshops" page in advance of the class.

To register, please email me at stampinlori@gmail.com, and let me know - 
  • Your Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Phone Number
  • The date you would like to attend
As I get this information from attendees, I will post it under the class date.

If you do not live locally, or you like the project, but can not attend the workshop, please contact me to purchase the kit - complete with all instructions!

Please visit the "Workshops" page for more information!


10% off Offer

A Reminder to my Customers :)

These are the final two weeks to order from the retiring product listing!

Remember - I am offering my customers who order $25 or more in product a 10% discount and a FREE copy of the new catalog!!

To view the retiring product list, click here.
Retiring Stamps
Retiring Accessories
Retiring Definitely Decorative


Friday, May 11, 2012

NEWS FLASH........My Digital Studio 2!!

Introducing MDS 2, with more than 75 new features-coming late 2012!

With this new My Digital Studio software you'll be able to:
  • Design in spreads
  • Create with custom canvas sizes
  • Add more than one color to a single stamp image
  • Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp
  • See color combination suggestions
  • And much more
The new software will be available late 2012. 
Until then, purchase My Digital Studio (item 118108) or My Digital Studio Express (item 124483) 

and upgrade to MDS 2 for FREE when it becomes available. So don't wait!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Andy's Birthday Card

Summer Smooches Designer Paper
Bring on the Cake Stamp set - clear #121958, wood #121899
Framelits Die, Labels Collection #125598
Baker's Twine - Island Indigo #125575
Ink - Basic Black, Real Red
Stampin' Write Marker - Real Red

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Product Spotlight - My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio, or MDS for short, is Stampin' Up!'s Digital Scrapbooking and card making software.  

If you have ever thought about trying digital scrapbooking, but you were not sure if you would like it, you can try it now for free!!

My Digital Studio™is an intuitive digital design software featuring Stampin' Up!'s® exclusive artwork, colors, and templates. Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, and more-  which you can then print using Stampin' Up!'s print services, or save to DVD, e-mail, or upload to the Internet. 

With the FREE trial, you'll get:

  • Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days!!!
  • Full design functionality.
  • Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express.
  • Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
  • Access to our professional print services.
Once your trial period expires, simply contact your demonstrator to purchase the downloadable or disc version of the software to continue enjoying My Digital Studio.

Watch this Video to learn more....

Give me a call if you would like to try it!!

Till next time, 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Customers!!

 I am getting ready to have some VERY happy customers!!  My April order arrived today............

And this is what was in it...........

Thank You Ladies!!  I'll be getting this right out to you!!


New Catalog Celebration!!

In honor of the upcoming release of the new catalog, I would like to offer a FREE copy of the catalog to anyone who places and order of $25, before tax and shipping, in the month of May.  AND if you place your order by May 15th, I will give you an extra 10% off!!

This would be an excellent time to purchase any of the retiring products before they are gone!

If you want to take advantage of this private sale that I am offering to my customers, please contact me with your order.  Do not order directly from my website, or I will not be able to deduct your discount.

Only 24 Days Till The New Catalog Is Available!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Want to Play a Game??

Who Likes Scavenger Hunts and winning FREE stuff?????

Play the game for a chance to win free Stampin' Up! product!

This is how you play......
At the top of my blog I have a tab that says "Late Night Stampers"  These are links to a blog group I am in and they are all Stampin' Up demonstrators!

To play, visit these sites.  If you see this picture -

Then you know they are playing the game too!  Under the picture you will find a clue.  Write the website and the clue down.

Once you have collected 20 clues, email me back with your list and you will be entered in the give-a-way!!

On May 15th I will select one winner from those who have played the game!

Here is my clue..............

Flower Fancy Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

April Showers bring May flowers!

This stamp is called "Flower Fancy"

Have fun playing the game!!


Saturday, May 5, 2012


Today I took a little break from housework and stamping and spent the day in Ocean City, Maryland, at the Springfest.  Springfest is an annual tradition in Ocean City.  It is a craft fair with entertainment and food vendors.  The weather was beautiful, in the 80's with a nice breeze coming off the ocean.  Here are a few pictures that I took with my phone.

Another tradition that we have is to eat hard crabs at On The Bay Seafood before we head back home.  This is our favorite place in Ocean City for crabs.  We love the way they season their crabs and they are always hot and fresh out of the steamer!  Ummm Ummm.....just talking about them makes me want more!!  The restaurant is really cute too!  You sit outside on picnic tables, on a patio with a sand floor.  Palm trees blowing in the breeze and music by artists like Jimmy Buffett play while you enjoy your food completing that "at the beach" feeling.  On The Bay Seafood is located on 42nd Street and Coastal Highway. I hope that if you are ever in the area you will stop there to eat!

The perfect ending to a wonderful day!

Till next time,

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's a Great Time to Sign Up!

Become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator
and Join My Team!! (or just get the discount)

When I started selling Stampin' Up! products just a short time ago, it was not for the home based business opportunity, but because I wanted the discount on my own purchases!!  Now I have found that it is also a great opportunity to make an extra income!  As a Demonstrator you have the potential to earn 20%  on free goods in addition to your 20-30% Demonstrator Commission.  When you love what you do, the fun is contagious!  I love getting together with others to create and teach.

As of May 1st, we have come out with a new and improved Demonstrator Starter Kit!

The New Demonstrator Starter Kit is Here!!

The new kit is fully customizable and gives new demonstrators the opportunity to start their business their way!  As a new demonstrator, you will get to choose up to $125 worth of any current digital or traditional Stampin' Up! products.  In addition, you will receive a business supplies pack containing materials you need to run your business - a value of $65!  A total of over $190 of products and supplies for just $99!!

Please give me a shout if you are interested in taking advantage of this fantastic opportunity.....I would love to have you on my team!!

Thanks for stopping by Today!  Home based business are fun!  (even if you only want to get the discount on your own Stampin' Up! products like I did)!

I Love My Job!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today's Card

This card was made with the Create a Cupcake Stamp set and the matching Cupcake builder Punch.  I used the Cupcakes Standard Wheel for the borders.  Once everything was attached and colored, I used some puffy paint to give the icing texture!

Create a Cupcake stamp #121982
Cupcake Builder Punch #121807
Cupcakes Standard Wheel #113121 (retireing)
Bring on the Cake Sentements Stamp 121958
Brights Paper Stack #117155

Create a Cupcake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Cupcake Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Bring on the Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up!

Cupcakes Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spotlight Stamping

Many people have written to ask how to do the technique that I used on the Mother's Day card - the one that had a layered image and only a portion was colored in.

I decided to make another card today, using the same technique and the same stamp, but a different pattern and color, and show you how to do it.

First I gathered my supplies.  I went with a pink theme this time.  These were papers from the Brights Paper Stack.

I made my card base by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white card stock in half to get a piece 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.
I then folded this in half getting a card base of  4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

To make the first layer (I used the bright pink polka dot paper) I cut  a piece 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
I adhered this to my card front.

Next I cut a piece of solid light pink cardstock at 4 x 5 1/4
I adhered this to the top of the bright pink layer.

Once I had my layers together, I decided on the placement of my stamp.  I decided to place mine close to the bottom right corner so that I would have room to make a spotlight stamped tag to the left.  

I stamped my image twice.  Once where I wanted it on the card front and once on a solid piece of white card stock.

I set my white paper on top of my pink paper, trying to place the images together.  This helped me to decide where I wanted to cut my tag from and how I wanted to arrange it.  I used my tag stencil to trace the area I wanted to cut out.

Once I had my tag cut out, I placed it on top of the card to make sure I like the position.  Everything was good, so I went ahead and stamped my sentiment and colored in my flowers.

After I was finished with the color, I adhered the tag to the card, carefully aligning it to the image that was stamped on the pink background.  I added some pearls and some ribbon.....and voila'!....the card is finished!!

I hope you will try this technique!

The Stamps used for this project were:  (neither one of these are retiring stamp sets)
#121958 Bring on the Cake
#120045 Elements of Style

 Bring on the Cake - Clear-Mount Stamp - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!          
Elements of Style - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!  

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