Did you know Stampin’ Up! is celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year?  Yup, back in 1988 Stampin’ up! was started.  To celebrate, Stampin’ Up! is offering TWO $25 specials to all customers!!!
Special #1 Get an extra $25 Hostess Merchandise FREE
October 1-31, 2013
When you host a party, or place an order of $250 or more, you get to add an extra $25 in hostess benefits to our already awesome Hostess Benefits.  
That’s $65 in a free shopping spree for a party on anything in any of the catalogs.  Gather with some friends and place your $250 or more order to take advantage of this special.
Special #2 Join Stampin’ Up! and my team for only $25!!
October 7-21, 2013
For a limited time only, you can join the Stampin’ Up! family for only $25!
There is no catch!  Contact me and I’d be happy to talk to you about it.  This is the best deal they’ve ever offered…ever!

“Hey Mike…what day is it?”

It’s Hump Day!  I just crack up every time I see that commercial on TV.  So I decided I needed a “Hump Day” stamp.  Before you start looking through the Stampin’ Up! catalog, let me just tell you that you can’t purchase this stamp,  but you can make it just like I did.  That’s right, in case you didn’t know it, Stampin’ Up! has a kit that allows you to carve your own stamps.  The kit is called “Undefined”  It comes with a large piece of carving rubber, 2 carving tools, 4 blocks of wood, a marker, and directions.  I googled “drawing of a camel” and a photo like my stamp came up.  I printed the image, traced it onto the rubber and carved it out, and voila, I have a Hump Day Camel.
If you like this camel I’d love for you to leave me a comment below.  Oh, by the way…Happy Hump Day!
Stamps:           Undefined Stamp Carving Kit 133402
                       Designer Typeset Photopolymer 132956
Ink:                 Jet Black Stazon101406
                       Soft Suede 126978
Markers:          Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip Neutrals 131261
Paper:             Whisper White 100730
                       Soft Suede 115318
                       Neutrals Color Collection DSP 130132
Tools:              Big Shot 113439
                       Ovals Collection Framelits 129381
                       Window Frames Collection 129021
Accessories:     Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon 122967
                       Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon 109070
                       Dimensionals 104430

Stippled Blossoms

I love how the Stippled Blossoms stamp set leaves such a wow impression when people see it in use.  This is a card I designed for a demonstrator event this past weekend.  I heard so many comments about how they loved Stippled Blossoms.  No matter what you do with this stamp set you just can’t go wrong.
Stamps:           Stippled Blossoms c 126747 w-132076
                       Petite Pairs c-122497 w- 128706
Ink:                 Calypso Coral 126983
                       Crisp Cantaloupe 131176
                       Pear Pizzazz 131180
                       Old Olive 126953                    
Paper:             Very Vanilla 101650
                       Calypso Coral 122925
                       Old Olive 100702
                       Subtles Color Collection DSP 130135
Tools:              Big Shot 113439
                       Circles Collection Framelits 130911
                       2 1/2″ Circle Punch 120906
                       1 3/4″ Circle Punch 119850
                       1 3/8″ Circle Punch 119860
                       1 1/4″ Circle Punch 119861
                       1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch 119854
Accessories:     Epic Day This & That Washi Tape 131269
                       Dimensionals 104430