Autumn Accents Bigz Die

Wonderfall CASE

October 13, 2013

Happy Sunday! I hope your day has been blessed so far. The kids have a friend over today and they are playing some crazy game with a dollhouse and a mix of other toys. It's loud and rambunctious in the kitchen as I type this. I LOVE the noise and laughter though. One day, sooner than I expect, this will no longer be a reality. The kids will grow up even more and not be be so child-like. Hubs, is still healing from some nasty virus he caught a week ago. Fortunately, the kids have only had a bad cold and thankfully I had only 2 days of minor congestion. I am so blessed to be healthy. It's rare that I catch anything even when it's spreading through the house (thank you Lord ♥).

Before I get to the card I created today, would you mind keeping the following people in your prayers:

Suzanne-she has swelling around her spine and excruciating pain in her legs. No diagnosis as of yet. 

Jamie and Dan-They have struggled through 3 miscarriages in 4 years, but are now the proud parents of a baby boy as of yesterday morning (Oct. 12). Nash was born with Down Syndrome and this was completely unexpected. Dan is really struggling with the diagnosis. 

Julie-she is awaiting a lung transplant and has been in the hospital for quite some time. 

Do you or someone you know need to be covered in prayer this week? Please let me know and I will gladly add them to my prayer list. If you are comfortable posting request here in the comment section, feel free to do so. Otherwise, you can send them to my email which is marcee (dot) e (dot) rodgers (at) gmail (dot) com. Or you can click the Contact Me tab at the top of my blog. 

Now for today's creation using the adorable and fun Wonderfall stamp set. I CASE'd this card from Brandy Cox of Brandy's Cards. I didn't have the most of the supplies she used, so I made do with what I had.  And that meant using a retired SAB set-sorry. If you would like to see her card, you can find it here.

This is easily a card you can mass produce. There is no rhyme or reason to the placement of stamps on the background. Just go for it! I generally try to follow the rule of 3 or odd numbers when using multiples of anything-even in my home. 

Wonderful is one of my favorite stamps sets AND it has a coordinating die so it's easy to do all kinds of fun things with it. 

Supply List:
Stamps: Wonderfall, Vintage Verses (retired)
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Basic Pearls


In With You-Design Challenge

October 11, 2013

Ending soon!

Did you know that you could be the creator of the next great Stampin' Up! stamp set!? 

Stampin' Up! has created a way for you to help design and choose new stamp sets--In with You (beta program). The In with You program is currently open to anyone in the United States and Canada, including District of Columbia, APO/FPO, and Puerto Rico, but not Qu├ębec. 

Once you join the In with You online community, you can submit your original artwork for stamp set challenges, vote and comment on other people's submissions, earn badges, and interact with others in the community. One of more stamps sets from the top voted submissions in each challenge will be produced and sold.  Plus there are fabulous prizes for top designs. 

You can find everything you need to know here.

So far 2 AMAZING sets have been created and are available for you to purchase.

Spread the Joy is the winner of the April 2013 "Bucket List" Challenge
(available in wood and clear mount)

Monstermaniacs is the winner of the July 2013 Monster Theme Challenge
(available in clear mount)

Please always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have via Email, Facebook, Twitter, or the contact form tab at the top of my blog.. I would love to chat with you.


Thankful Thursday #2

October 10, 2013

ONE DAY ONLY! Thursday, Oct. 10
Selected Designer Series Paper ON SALE!
(discount shows up after putting item in your cart)
and don't forget the WEEKLY DEALS

Gift Giving

*NEW* Weekly Deals

October 08, 2013

Starting on Tuesday, October 8, the online store will be updated with a few weekly deals for you to enjoy. You’ll want to make sure you check back every week to see what's being offered. 

This week’s deals are as follows:
Squares Collection Framelits Dies: 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN
Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder: 127749
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack: 126187
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack: 127857
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN
Petite Curly Label Punch: 129405
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$15.95 CAN
Discount Price: $9.71 US/$11.96 CAN 
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template -
Digital Download :126157
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discount Price: $7.48 US/$8.25 CAN

Please note that these deals will be offered “while supplies last.” If shopping my online store, the discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.


25th Anniversary

2 Weeks ONLY!

October 06, 2013

In honor of their 25th Anniversary, Stampin' Up! is offering a super awesome membership deal. From October 7-21, you can join Stampin' Up! for only $25! There are fabulous perks that go along with joining during these next two weeks and you get to choose any products you want up to $26.95. You pay just $25 + tax (if applicable). Shipping is FREE!

Some of the perks include:
30% off your fist qualifying order
2 FREE months of our Demonstrator Business Web Service
Earning a FREE stamp set
and SO much more!

No risk at all.  If you purchase the kit and never order or sell a thing, it's okay. 

I would love to have you as part of my group and share all the exclusive benefits that come along with it.

Let's chat-you can:
Select the "Contact" tab at the top of my blog and send me a message
Email me at
Call me at 503.266.1696

OR you can join on your own here.

Blooming Kindness

Lost and Found Cards

October 04, 2013

              New! 20 Card Stamp Kit! Everyday Occasions Kit

I found some cards on my PC that never made it on to my blog, so I thought I would share them now.

This is a standard size A2 card with a little strip of Pool Party attached via the inside. In hindsight, it would have made more sense to have a Pool Party base and attach the Crumb Cake to the front. Live and learn-LOL!

Paper: Crumb Cake and Pool Party
Ink: Cajun Craze and Basic Grey
Embellishments: Basic Pearls

 Stamps: Vintage Verses (SAB 2013)
Paper: Sycamore Street (SAB 2103), Pool Party, Whisper White 
Ink: Early Espresso 
Accessories: Snail, Border Punch,

Stamps: Oh, Hello
Paper: Tea for Two DSP, Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso
Ink: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limade
Accessories: Oval Framelits, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Stampin' Distress Tool, Sponge Daubers, Linen Thread
Techniques: Distressing, Paper Piercing



October 04, 2013

Check out the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags! I absolutely LOVE them. They come in a booklet of 70+ tags in five designs created from the existing punch and die shapes. These tags coordinate with the Season of Style products in the 2013 holiday catalog too!

There are several different ways you can purchase the Pop & Place Gift Tags:

This items contains only the tag book

Includes tag book with 70+ tags 
the Christmas Tagables photopolymer stamp set

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle
Includes tag book with 70+ tags, 
Christmas Tagables photopolymer stamp set
Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot, 

I highly recommend using your Stamp-a-ma-jig with this kit for perfect placement when stamping on the tags. Honestly, I couldn't live without mine:)



October 03, 2013

 New! 20 Card Stamp Kit! Everyday Occasions Kit

FLASH!!  One day ONLY - today, Thurs., Oct. 3


Epic Day Washi Tape 131269 - regular $4.95 / SALE $3.71
Gingham Garden Washi Tape 129314 - regular $4.95 / SALE $3.71
Witches' Brew Washi Tape 132156 - regular $4.95 / SALE $3.71
discount taken at check out

How would you like an easy way to keep track of My Digital Studio downloads? Quickly browse new downloads every week? Link to the Online Store to shop for more? And have it all right at your fingertips? Feel free to jump and shout because this is one library where you don't have to be quiet-it's the My Library for My Digital Studio app-now available for your iPad.

With the app you can
  • Add items you already own to your collection. 
  • Add items you want to your wish list. 
  • Sort your lists alphabetically or by release date. 
  • Search for any downloads. 
  • Browse new downloads released every week. 
  • Link to the Stampin' Up! Online Store to shop.
Download it now for FREE in iTunes or the App Store.

Here are some other things to note: 
  • The app will not link to your software; therefore, manually add items you already own to your collection. Think of it as a sentimental journey-you can reminisce while you categorize. 
  • For the best viewing experience, I recommend using the app on an iPad or iPad Mini.  It's not quite ready for iPhones yet, but I'll will let you know when it is.
  • While the app is only available for iPad devices right now, I promise that the iPhone and Android devices have not been forgotten about.  I know there are a lot of you out there. It just takes a bit longer to make the app work for various platforms. 

Amazing Family

Catalog CASE

October 02, 2013

                New! 20 Card Stamp Kit! Everyday Occasions Kit

If you are ever in a crafting slump or just feel like creating, but don't want to come up with something on your own-CASE the Stampin' Up! Catalog. All of the projects in the catalog(s) are AMAZING and you will love the results.

I sat down tonight and CASE'd a card from page 117 of our Annual Catalog.

This card uses Amazing Family and Gorgeous Grunge. The catalog uses a different stamp behind the circle, but since I didn't have it, so I dug out a gorgeous retired set named Baroque Motifs and used the big flourish. I LOVE the color combo used on this card. I never would have thought of it on my own.
Speaking of color combos, one of my absolute favorite tools from Stampin Up! is the Color Coach. You get 55 double sided cards with a removable metal post fastener. One side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors. You can even get add-ons that use all of our gorgeous current In Colors. These attach right on the Color Coach using the removable metal post fastener.

Other products used on this card:
Melon Mambo CS, Whisper White CS, Gumball Green CS
VersaMarkEarly Espresso and Tangerine Tango Ink
Old Olive, Melon Mambo and Early Espresso Markers
Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
Beautiful Wings Stampin' Up! Embosslits
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents
Stampin Dimensionals
Circles Collection Framelit Dies

I hope you enjoyed this card♥


Happy 25th Anniversary Stampin Up!! -TWO $25 Specials

October 02, 2013

New! 20 Card Stamp Kit! Everyday Occasions Kit

Happy 25th Anniversary
Stampin' Up!

To celebrate, Stampin' Up! is offering
TWO $25 SPECIALS to all Customers!

October 1 - 31, 2013
When you host a party, or place an order $250 or more, you will get to select
YOUR CHOICE of an EXTRA $25 in Free Hostess Merchandise!
(PLEASE email me your order... right now online orders are not being given the extra $25.. sorry!)
That's $65 in FREE MERCHANDISE for a $250 party or order!
Hostess dollars can be spent either on Hostess sets, or, on anything in the catalog!
Gather with some friends and place your $250 or more order and take advantage of this special!
If you are in the Portland Metro area, I will be happy to bring stamping projects for you and your friends to create at your party!
If you are long distance, I am happy to answer any questions and help you place an order.

SPECIAL #2 - Join Stampin' Up! for only $25!!
October 7 - 21, 2013
For a limited time only, you can Join the Stampin' Up! family for only $25!
You will select up to $26.95 in product and pay $25, AND you will receive a Business Pack with catalogs, order forms, workshop invitations, etc., all the business supplies you need to share Stampin' Up! with your friends and take orders.
Read more about the benefits of joining Stampin' Up! here.

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