December 30, 2012

Christmas Card Parade 2013

Christmas Card Parade 2013

This card was from my friend Donna, I loved the simple design,
this picture doesn't show how pretty it really is.

I love the homemade cards I received this Christmas.
This month at classes you will get to see
them up close to see the techniques each person used
to make their special card.

You will vote for these 3 categories
1. Best use of Stampin' Up! supplies
2. Best use of a technique we have learned
3. The card I would like to receive and why

Thanks for letting me share some of the cards I received with you,

December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
This is one the Christmas cards, my daughter made
this year.  For those of you that have met Emily she
professes to hate card making, but as you can see  she 
has a great eye for color combinations and style.  Emily 
had seen the Believe card we made at the November classes
and wanted to change it up to her liking using the Ornament 
Keepsakes stamps.

This was a card I cased from Melissa Stout.

I wanted to share with you two styles of the Gift card holder
we made at classes this month.

Thanks for stopping by, Cindy

November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!
I wanted to share one of the 2 different sets of inserts the ladies
 made at our Stamp camp with Donna and Cindy a couple of weeks ago.
Stampin' Up! gave us the opportunity a few weeks ago to purchase
these great printer trays left over from the fall recruit promotion.

I loved the Halloween words insert from the promotion tray, so I decided to
go to new MDS2 and make a  Thanksgiving insert for our Fall theme 
tray.   This was a fun way to use all the digital stamps and sayings that
I had on file.  The new coloring tool made it very easy to put different 
colors on the same stamp.  After the design was finished I ordered these as
card fronts and insides, so when the cards arrived I cut them apart making 2 inserts
for our trays from each card.
Would you like to try My Digital Studio 2?
and order the 30 day free My Digital Studio 2 trial offer.
If you are ready to purchase My Digital Studio  
go to my website above to purchase at  1/2 off
 November 19-28th until 10pm
MDS2 (My digital Studio 2 ) Sale prices-

MDS 2+ (download) price-$79.95 Sale price- $39.98

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MDS 2 Upgrade (for those who already own My Digital Studio; download)
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Happy Thanksgiving, Cindy

November 18, 2012

Online Extravaganza November 19th-28, 2012
10 Days ONLY savings up to 50% off

Door Buster Special on Day One
Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Door Buster Special on Day Ten
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

You can visit my Online Store on the first day of the sale to see all discounted products or view THIS PDF RIGHT NOW!! some current stamp sets are 50% off 
Gift giving suggestions for you or friends – purchase one of these 4 bundles and receive a free class using these supplies Jan 3rd 2013 we will use new products
from the new Occasions catalog for this class.

1. pg 40 Button Buddies stamp set 50% off       10.98 (clear) 
     pg 176 Designer Bright buttons 30% off          6.27
     pg 175 Rhinestone jewels 30% off                  3.47 
2. pg 24 You are Loved stamp set- 50% off 11.98(clear)
     pg 182 Decorative Label punch 30% off   11.87
     pg 175 Rhinestone jewels 30% off              3.47
 3. pg 46 Patterned Paper stamps 50% off   9.48 ( Clear)
      pg 185 Cupcake punch 30% off             11.87 pg
      pg 175 Rhinestone jewels 30% off     3.47
 4. pg 44 Pennant Parade Bundle 40%off     12.87 (clear)
       pg 185 Petite Pennant punch 30%off      11.87
       pg 175 Rhinestone jewels 30% off      3.47
 If you have one of the items in the groups above, you may substitute  items of the same price or higher, as long as you chose any one or more of these 4 stamp sets that will be featured in this class.

Purchase >$50.00 during this sale and you can attend either the Holiday tag class or Quick and easy card class for free November 19th or December 13 at 6pm
Purchase > $75.00 during this sale and you can attend the Gift giving class November 27 or November 30th at 6pm for free.
Join Stampin’ Up! ( Team Bat Cave) during this special and receive these sale prices for the items in your starter kit + receive 20% off all future orders and a free set of 10 ink pads.
Thanks for looking, Cindy

November 12, 2012

November 2012 Stampin' Up! card classes

Many of you have requested we make a card for the males
in our lives more frequently so I decide this month to use the 
Lovely as a Tree set again, if you don't need a manly card this
card works really well for a Thanksgiving card also.

The next 3 cards I cased from some very talented stampers!!!
A non traditional Christmas card by Melissa Davies.

A card I fell in love with from Dawn Olchefske.
I love the steam coming from the middle of the pumpkin pie.

And our Technique card for November by Melissa Stout, The Stamp Doc.

I hope you will join us on one the following dates to make these fun cards.
November 13   6pm
November 26    6pm
November 29 10am or 6pm 

Please RSVP to 

Thanks for stopping by, Cindy

October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!!!!
I wanted to share a few last Halloween projects with you.
Stampin' Up! gave this printer tray and kit to decorate for Halloween to every
demonstrator who added someone to their downline during August.  All new
downline members also received one with their 1st demonstrator order.
I decided to change mine to a more whimsical look using the 
Googly Ghouls stamp set.

What do you give a couple that was married on Halloween?
You guessed it, a very cute card of a 
couple celebrating their anniversary
Halloween style. 
 This super cute card was made by Lucy Rucker
for a couple of friends celebrating a anniversary.

Team Bat Cave members Courtney Gibson and Nancy Bates brought 
these cute gift giving ideas to our last team meeting, I just loved them!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping, Cindy

October 13, 2012

October Class Cards 2012 Stampin' Up!

This just might be my favorite fall card this year, I completely cased
this card from Lee Conrey.  I loved the simple design with a little bling, 
we do a lot of embossing and sponging to highlight the textures of this card.

Ok, you are right it is fall and I love fall colors so why are we
making a card using spring pink or yellow?
Because I love polka dot Designer series paper, and it just happens to
be on one side of the Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper.
I wanted to show you how versatile the designer series paper is,
most packages can be used for multiple card ideas.
This card was a combination of ideas from both
 Lisa Young  and Jeanna Bohanon.

This card idea came from Shari Fritz, she used 2 of the products
in the special from Stampin' Up! this month, the
Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Holiday Ornament framelits.
This month if you purchase a combination of the 
Ornament Keepsake stamps, Holiday Ornament framelits 
and Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series paper
you can get the Festive Paper Piercing pack FREE!!!!!

Our Technique of the month is Faux Diamond Dust,
which you make your own glitter paper.
I got my inspiration and instructions for this card  from
Robin Merriman.
If you live the Zanesville, Ohio area and would like to join us
to make these beautiful cards you have 3 different classes to choose from.
October 22nd   6pm
                                           October 25th 10 am Coleen will be the hostess
 October 25th   6pm 
Please RSVP by Email to

Bodacious Babes card club on October 17th with  R Forrestal as the hostess
will be making these cards

Thanks for looking, and happy stamping

September 28, 2012

Team Bat Cave Holiday Swap 2012

 I wanted to share the Team Bat Cave 
swap cards from our September meeting.
I think everyone did a beautiful job!!!!

 Googly Ghouls by Carol Densmore

 Delightful Decorations by Courtney Gibson

 Googly Ghouls by Maggie Palko

  Lovely as a Tree by Shelly Clark

 Harvest Blessings by Teresa Warne

This was  my card I used the Holiday Ornament Framelits
and  Greetings of the Season stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed our cards, if you would like to join our group
please contact me for information.  You can become a Stampin' Up! 
demonstrator for just $99.00 and you get to choose what your starter
kit will contain.  If you are interested in our group please join us
Monday Oct. 1st at 6pm to see how much fun we have stamping and creating.

Happy Stamping, Cindy

September 23, 2012

Designer Series Paper Ornament class

Designer Series Paper Ornament class

I held my 1st ornament class using Designer Series Paper yesterday.
 The ladies had a great time, you will see the beautiful job they did below.
 I gave them each different  Christmas theme or colors of
 Designer Series paper to choose from
and you will see they each made their ornament unique.

Would you like to learn to make one of these ornaments?
I am having a class October 30th at 6pm that is open to everyone, 
or I will hold a private class for a group of 4 to 6  ladies.
Please RSVP to

Designer series paper ornament class
 ( like one of the above ornaments)
Class price $10.00 or free with a $25.00 order that night
This class is limited to  4- 6 ladies

Ornament Keepsakes stamped ornament
 ( you stamp 20 ornament images with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set 
and cut your 20 stamped images with the Holiday Ornament Die)
Class price $10.00 or free with a $25.00 order that night
This class is limited to 4  ladies

 Both classes include take home instructions.

Happy Stamping, Cindy

September 5, 2012

Christmas Stamp a Stack 2012

 These are the cards the ladies that attend my Christmas Stamp a Stack classes
this season will get to choose from. 
 The Merry Christmas card was cased from a card I received
in a Rising Star Holiday catalog swap that Judy Garza designed.

 This card was cased from the same swap it uses the Stampin' Up!
 Watercolor Winter stamp set, I added a few pearls and switched the bow
but used the same colors and the new Cherry Cobbler  Core'dinations card stock.
Sorry no name was on the back, so I don't know who to give credit.
 This fun card was cased from Jill Hilliard, I loved the simple easy design.

 After searching for a simple design using the stamp set  Evergreen, I decided to
design one myself using traditional Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler card stock, 
with matching seam binding and the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.
 The accent was a star from the Champagne glitter paper. 

 This was also a cased card that I loved and can't find the designer.
Gumball Green and Real Red are the perfect Christmas color combo.

One of my downline ladies Lisa Seagro noticed
the Snow Swirled Stamp set and the Candlelight Christmas
designer series paper coordinated well together so
I decided to combine them for this card.   Did you notice
I had red rhinestones on my tree?  They are Stampin' Up!
clear rhinestones that I used a red Sharpie marker to color,
it worked perfectly for a beautiful accent.
 This was also a cased card using Be of good Cheer 
Designer series paper and Chock- Full of cheer stamp set.
Author unknown, please email me if you see your card so I can give you credit.
  This was cased card from Sandi MacGiver
using the Christmas Blessing stamp set, I didn't change
anything I liked it just the way it was.

These two cards were inspired by a card from Sarah Wills, I loved the Early Espresso and vanilla card stock with the  Early Espresso Core-dination paper.

   Thanks to the ladies that inspired me to make these Christmas cards for my Holiday Stamp a Stack,
if I posted one of your cards without your name please leave a comment and I will update this post.

Would you like to join  us and make a total of 10 of the above cards?
Dates- September 6th
October 4th
November 1st
Time- 6pm
cost $14.00 with envelopes
Where- my stamping studio
or I will gladly send you the supplies to make these 
cards, you would need to purchase the stamp sets or use your own.
The cost for by mail stamp a stack is the $14.00 plus mailing cost ($5.15)
Thanks for looking, Cindy