Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

Made this card for my granddaughter, can't believe she's 14 already. Oh! my where did the time go?
I used some paper and ribbon from my stash and the stamp is from SU set called Sassy Sentiments. I'm liking this one. I'm having my first S.A.S. this Wednesday. It's a full class! Yippee!! I only have one spot left in the December workshop. I've been busy putting together the classes for 2014 can't wait to share a few samples. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, September 29, 2013


I just love tags and bow. This was a super simple card to make. I used a SU stamp and thinlets die to make the tag, and the paper from my stash. (Who knows where that came from ) LOL
Have a good one!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Get Well

Well you know by now I love Washi tape! I had to pull some out and play today. I used a few background stamps from my stash and the sentiment is from SU. I think this will help brighten someone's day who's maybe under the weather don't you?
Today is my last class at Michael's. I'm doing a scrapbooking 101 using punches and Project Life cards. Should make for a fun morning. I'll being more classes in my home beginning October.
Have a great day!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sizzix Magnetic Platform

This is a WARNING TO ALL!!
DO NOT use your magnetic platform in place of your multi-purpose platform. I used mine BY MISTAKE!!! when I was embossing with an embossing folder and busted my Vegabon machine. BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sharing my mistake to hopefully spare others for a costly loss. It looks like a multi-platform base plate as far as the thickness.. however it is ever so slightly thicker. Enough to break the Vegabon. I realize there is a picture on the front showing the layering for thinlet dies, I just didn't think and grabbed it to emboss.
There is no warning label that I could find that says DON'T use as a multi-purpose replacement, and I read a lot of messages on the Splitcoaststampers forum where people made mention that they thought this was going to be a replacement for the multi-purpose platform, since it had been discontinued. IT'S NOT!
Being a crafter for over 30 years, my thoughts are, if I made this mistake I was concerned "NEWBIES" might too and what a big chunk of $$$ goes out the window.
I hope this saves someone from such a loss!
I emailed Sizzix to alert them to this and of course, I hope they will either repair or replace my machine. As much as I truly doubt it, one never knows.
Here's hoping for a better crafting day!
You all have a great day!!!!
( sorry for any typo errors... Blogger wouldn't let me edit, and I had to get this out first thing)

Christmas Idea

This is one of the cards on my sample board. I've made two of them to use at the workshops. I found these really cool clips that are stationary and I can exchange card samples really quickly and NO tape. This is using a stamp from the Ronald McDonald special set. Every purchase of this stamp set bought, three dollars will be sent to the Ronald McDonald House. I love to pay it forward don't you?
I also used my Spellbinders dies and a Cuttlebug embossing folder. Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


This is a card I threw together using scraps. I also used the stamp set from Stampin' up. Hope you're having a great  day.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Newest Photopolymer Stamp Set

This is the new Photopolymer stamp set! I love the spider web. I'm not too much into the whole Halloween scene but I thought I could use the spider web on a birthday card for an "old" friend" LOL you can order this on my SU Website , go to the shop button and off you go. Hope you have a great day!

Thanks Much!

Just wanted to share a quick card with you. This was made using the six-sided stamp set, embossing folder and punch. The ribbon is from May Arts ribbon. I bought a big die from Accucut that is six-sided shapes, but bigger than these that I plan to use for scrapbooking along with this one. I'll share once I get it completed. Hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Second Sample Board

This board shows 12 different cards you can make using the Mosaic Madness Bundle.



My goal is to share with you, all the different things you can do with just one bundle set. As I've said in the past I love the bundle sets Stampin Up offers for several reasons. First the variety, then there's the price 15% off, the quality of the products, of course, and then the fact that there is a punch to match the stamp. So, NO MORE cutting out the shapes.

You can check out all the different bundles they offer at my website. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Shopping at the Open House

I had a big table set up at the open-house filled with all the stamp sets, punches and die cuts I have. I don't have all of the ones I'd like yet, but I do have a great selection. I'll be busy this week making more samples for the workshop this Friday. My goal is to make one card using each stamp, punch and die that I have. I know... lots of cards right? Well, I'll sell some of them and use some for
 "Hostess Thank-you" gift packs. Oh yeah! and Christmas is coming and I have always given card packs for gifts. This year they'll all get a mixture of Stampin Up designs.
Have a great day!

Sample Board

Hi Everyone! I said I would take some photos at the Open House and share, well, here is one of the sample boards. Thanks to all those folks that share their ideas on Pinterest and Splitcoaststampers!! I put this together for folks to get an idea of what you can do with some ink, paper and stamps. I ended up making two boards, so I'll share the other tomorrow. Have a great day!

Just a few reminders!

Hey friends
Just a few reminders...
The Butterfly Bundle 15% off sale ends in two weeks. The discount appears when add the bundle to your shopping bag. It's such an adorable set.
Click Here to order

The long awaited return of the Magnetic Platform. It's back in Stock :) I already ordered mine!
Click HERE to order

and finally...last week new items where added to the Clearance Rack...
While supplies last deals up to 80% off. I see a few things I would like to get.
Click HERE to order

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Envelope Punch Tool

Oh boy!  SU hit a homerun with this one!  I haven't put down my new envelope punch tool since it arrived this afternoon.  I now have a pile of square envelopes, long envelopes, notecard envelopes, letter sized envelopes.  You name it - you can make it!

Create totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!

It's super easy to use. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when you see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.

It's small and lightweight and very portable - you could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.

It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.

It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).

#133774, $19.95 Order it on-line, or give me a call if you'd like to see it in person

Friday, September 20, 2013

New Photopolymer Stamp Sets

Map It Out Photopolymer Stamp Set 64 $13.95 134620
Greetings From Photopolymer Stamp Set 19 $13.95 134621
These are the newest Photopolymer stamp sets I mentioned the other day. If you'd like to see the others that are available you can go to my website, hit shop, then photopolymer stamps.
I'll try to keep you all up-to-date with all the happenings at Stampin Up. They are doing so much more than they did many years ago when I was a demonstrator, it's pretty exciting.
Oh! yeah, tonight is my Open House!! I'll try to get some good photos to share with you. I'm a little nervous about doing this. I've invited about 20 people and they always say you can expect about half or a little less. Well, I'll be blessed with whatever number I get. I just hope it's enough to help get rid of all those cookies so Steve and I don't have to eat them all! LOL
Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Using Photopolymer Stamps

Thought you might like to know this. I've ordered my first set and I'm anxious to use it. I agree with the fact that some of the other clear stamps are so fragile, I've torn some and I've even returned some because they were so expensive and I got bad images or they would tear. I'll let you know when I get them, and I'll make some samples.
Stampin UP just came out with two new sets this week. I'll post them later today for you to see.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September Paper Pumpkin

I wanted to share what goodies I got in my first Paper Pumpkin kit. I love a surprise and this was a good one. If you'd like to join in on the fun and get a kit every month go to the Paper Pumpkin on my site and sign up.
 Hope you enjoy the video there will be more.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting Ready

Here's one of my posters for Friday's Open House. I used my Cricut to make the letters. I thought this would be a great way to share with my friends and customers what I plan to do now that I'm a Stampin'UP demonstrator.

I plan to have a monthly S.A.S (stamp a stack workshop),  W.J.O.S. (with just one stamp) and W.I.N.O.S. ( women in need of stamping) and of course workshops for those who would like to earn free Stampin'UP products.

Now, I'd like to make sure you know that I didn't come up with the titles of these workshops! I borrowed them from other talented SU Demonstrators. I am so lucky to have good contacts in my upline. Thanks to all of you for sharing and helping me!

I will share my other display boards over the next few days. I have had a great response to my Open House it lends itself to be a great night of card making fun, snacks and door- prizes. Hope to see you there.
OH YEAH! I got my Paper Pumpkin today! I'm going to do a video to show you what's in  this month's kit. Check back!
Have a great day!


Can you believe this? He thought we bought this new couch for him. Well, maybe we did. Thought we could all use a smile. Have a great day!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Christmas Collectibles

This is one of our cards for November S.A.S. There is still one spot left! Have a good night. Not much time to blog tonight busy getting ready for the Open House. Later.......
This is a quick little card I threw together yesterday. I was doing a little cleaning in the studio and came across a box of scraps and odds and ends. This is what I came up with. Why not give it a try... not the cleaning part LOL using some scraps to make a cute card. Have a great day!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Christmas Collectibles Bundle

I just got a new die cut from Accucut and the Christmas Collectibles Bundle and used it to make this awesome card. This will be one of the cards we'll make at the December Stamp-A-Stack. I love those bundle sets. If you'd like to get yourself one go to my website and hit "SHOP". Have a great day!

I also wanted to respond to one of the comments on the "old" blog. Yes I will leave the old blog there so folks can check back through the archives and yes I still work for Cropstop and the videos will be seen at (Youtube) I will also be doing videos on my own YouTube channel starting in the next few weeks. I hope this answers all the ? out there and you will all enjoy this blog as much maybe more than before.
It will NOT just be an info-mercial PROMISE!! I will continue to share new tips and ideas while using the SU products. I use LOTS of other products myself and hope you all will too. My pitch is to  add   to our resources to create not get rid of or replace.
Like in the card shown here, I used an Accucut die and tinsel from Hobby Lobby. I hope this makes sense. I would hate to make anyone think that I've thrown out all my other arts and craft tools and toys and only have SU, there is a wealth of great products out there Stampin' Up is just one of them.
Thanks for you support! Peggy

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SIx-Sided Sampler

Well, here's a cute card I made using the Six-Sided Sampler # 130956 (clear) and the Hexagon punch #130919. Of course, I bought the bundle and saved 15% that number is # 132724 (clear) and #132725 for the wood. This will be on the sample board I made for my first workshop September 27. My friend, Diane, is so sweet to have my first one! I also wanted to share that in the next few weeks I'll be doing videos to share with you. There just aren't enough hours in the day! LOL
Have a great day! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Christmas Collectibles

Here's one of the samples I'll be sharing at the October S-A-S.
I used the  #131775 (clear) Christmas Collectibles and #132152 Christmas Ornament Punch (both in the Holiday Catalog), #116824 Petals -a-Plenty embossing folder on the card base and the # 117335 Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the ornament. The "Merry Christmas" is from a very old Stampin Up set.
I've put together a sample board for each of my S-A-S workshops, showcasing one stamp set, embossing folder and/or the matching punch. I have to tell I LOVE the "bundles" SU now offers. That extra 15% off the bundle helps cover the shipping and handling we have to pay.
Hope you're enjoying the new blog and SU website!
Have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's Back! Order TODAY!

This is the Magnetic Platform #130658 and will ba available to order again today...Thursday, September 12,2013.  YAHOO!!! This is a really cool addition to your Big Shot. No more taping down the dies so they won't move around and you end of missing your paper. I'm anxious to get one and give it a try. I've tried others but wasn't completely satisfied. If you'd like to order one you can go to my Stampin Up Website and order, but not until the 12th!    Have a great day!!
FYI  I went to the Sizzix website and you can use this in your Vagabond machine, just in case you were wondering. Okay now have a great day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Welcome to my New Blog

Welcome to my new blog. This will be a place to stop by to see both new and old ideas, techniques and   share Stampin Up products and promotions.
I signed up to be a SU Demonstrator August 15th and things are really starting to roll. I have my first OPEN HOUSE September 20. I've spent hours on end searching for card ideas using my new stamps and punches. There are so many talented folks out there it was hard to not want to make them all. I even started a file on my computer to save tons of ideas. I searched the SU Demonstrators gallery over at Splitcoaststampers and Pinterest, both places are awesome inspiration! Thanks to all those who share what they come up with so we can have fun creating and putting our own twist on them.
So, here's the deal... I plan to post daily just as I have in the past (pretty much everyday unless "life" happens) Share what I've learned, ideas I've found and make available to you all the awesome Stampin Up products. They really are top notch at Stampin Up.
I hope you'll stick around and have some fun with me as I embark on my new adventure.

I also have a Stampin Up website where you can see other ideas and SHOP right on line and have your goodies sent directly to your home.
In October I'll be putting together a way for everyone to have a chance to win free Stampin Up products. My up-line, Christina is helping me with that. So, make sure to check back.

Now, head over to the website and take a peek! Have a great day!

Oh Yeah! this is just one of the cards we will be creating at my first Stamp-A-Stack next month. There are details on the right side of the blog.