Monday, January 30, 2012

P.S. Valentines Day!

Hi Everyone! How are ya? I thought I'd post a card that totally inspired me out of the Stampin Success Magazine that we, as demonstrators receive monthly! I love this card and it was easy peasy to make, along with it being so cute, and versatile! So, onward to show the card:

Using some new stuff out of the Occasions Mini Catalog..

So Saffron Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Poppy Parade Card Stock
1/2 inch Stitched Poly Ribbon - Poppy Parade
Mocha Morning Speciality Designer Series Paper
Bordering On Romance Clear Stamp Set
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Edgelits Dies
1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
Small Heart Punch
Poppy Parade Classic Ink

I hope you like todays card!!! Make sure to "Like" me on facebook, by clicking HERE

Need some goodies to get your creativity going? You can shop my online store, 24/7 and 365 days a year right HERE

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Attention!!! Big Day!!! Sale A Bration Starts Today!!!

January 24 - March 31, 2013
Choose a FREE Sale-a-Bration product for every $50* you spend!
* before ship and tax
As a customer, or a demonstrator (demos get a discount on products as well).
This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalog stamp sets, digital content CDs, Designer Fabric, buttons, and even embossing folders! Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone.
Better yet! Join Stampin’ Up for $50 OFF plus $120 in bonuses!!!

For customers:

 For hostesses:

Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes the products found on pages 6-7 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure, including
  • Fresh Vintage stamp set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
  • Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack
Bundle item numbers:
Wood Mount: #128870
Clear Mount: #128871
*Free shopping tote with workshop, customer and demonstrator orders only; offer does not include online orders. Free hostess bundle with workshop, customer, or demonstrator orders; offer does not include online orders. Offers are not incremental (i.e., a hostess does not receive two totes for a $300 workshop or two bundles for an $800 workshop).

New Demonstrators!!! ....

  • FREE package of Designer Series Paper ($10.95 or less) or digital download (any price) begins the month after the new demonstrator joins Stampin' Up! 
  • New demonstrator may alternate between Designer Series Paper and digital download each month.   
  • Free paper or digital download does not include tax or shipping.
  • New demonstrator must redeem her free item on a demonstrator order.  If a demonstrator chooses not to add any other items to her order besides the free Designer Series Paper, she will incur the minimum shipping charge (there are no shipping charges for digital downloads).
  • Demonstrator must remain active during incentive period to be eligible for free items.
This is an awesome time of year to get some freebie products that are just simply awesome!!! Contact me today if you'd like to book a workshop or need to place an order. :) Have a great day and take time to get a little inky!  <3

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Using some new goodies out of the Occasions Mini AND Some Cool Stampin` Up! News !!

Good afternoon! Happy Sunday and for those who watch the ole pigskin fly.. happy FOOTball Sunday to you! I have a pretty card for you today, inspired from Stampin Success magazine. It got me to use quite a few of the new goodies out of the new Occasions Mini Catalog.

Items used on this card (there is a lot of layering here):

Very Vanilla Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
So Saffron Card Stock
Mocha Morning Speciality DSP
Attic Boutique DSP
Designer Printed Kit - Blossom Builders
Bordering On Romance Clear Mount Stamp Set
Loving Thoughts Stamp Set
Side Notes - Attic Boutique
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Stampin Dimensionals
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon  1/2 inch
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders - Adorning Accents
Edgelits Dies - Adorning Accents
Big Shot

I hope this card bring some creative inspiration. It was a lot of fun to make and I just love all the new pretty things in this new catalog!

NOW.. for the BIGGIE news!!! Stampin Up Is going to change the whole concept of the catalogs:

New Catalog Strategy

Great things are happening at Stampin' Up! Today at Leadership 2012 we were pleased to announce a new catalog strategy intend to increase your sales by enabling you to distribute the catalog to more people than ever before! These changes--and this strategy--has been in the works for well over a year and is in direct response to consistent requests from demonstrators and customers. We are thrilled about these changes, and are looking forward excitedly for June 1, 2012, when the new annual catalog goes live and this strategy will be fully implemented!
So what are the changes?
In a nutshell, starting June 1, 2012, Stampin' Up! will release one annual catalog, comparable to (but smaller than) the current Idea Book & Catalog, and two seasonal catalogs, comparable to (but larger than) the current mini catalogs.
Pretty simple, right? Here are the details:
Annual Catalog
  • The annual catalog will run from June 1, 2012 (preorder in May) through May 31, 2013.
  • The annual catalog will be reduced from over 240 pages in the current Idea Book & Catalog to 208 pages.
  • The annual catalog will be printed on lighter-weight paper.
  • The annual catalog will cost $15.00 US/ $18.50 CAN per case of eight--that is an almost
  • 50 percent reduction from your current cost!
  • Celebrando Creatividad will remain unchanged.
  • Mailing Selector will now be available to send annual catalogs, and will remain open throughout the life of the catalog.
The reduced cost of the annual catalog will enable you to distribute the catalog to a much wider audience, while giving you the chance to earn more by exposing more people to your business!
Seasonal Catalogs
  • The Occasions, Summer, and Holiday Mini Catalogs will be replaced by two seasonal catalogs called the Holiday Catalog and the Spring Catalog.
    • The first Holiday Catalog will run from August 1, 2012 (preorder in July). through the beginning of January, 2013
    • The first Spring Catalog will run from the beginning of January, 2013 (preorder in December) through May 31, 2013.
  • The seasonal catalogs will be larger in both size (8 1/2" x 11") and page count (about 40 pages) than the current mini catalogs.
  • The cost for an 8-pack of seasonal catalogs will NOT change from the cost of 8-pack of the current mini catalogs!
  • Mailing Selector will remain open throughout the life of the seasonal catalog.
These new seasonal catalogs will give you a longer selling period for each than with the current mini catalogs (more time for your customers to buy), more room to include seasonal-specific products (more things for your customers to buy)--all at no additional cost for you to hand them out! 

Pretty cool I'd say! I'm very excited with the new change! If you need anything at anytime please feel free to contact me or stop by my ONLINE store, HERE  Are you on Facebook? "Like" the Chalet, HERE ! Thanks for stopping by! Go Patriots and Go 49ers!! :) Take time to get inky! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

A thank you!

Happy Friday!! Wow, this week went zipping on by, didn't it? I feel like it was just the holidays and it is already going thru the month of January! Yikes! I thought I'd share a simple thank you card.. I love the colors used in this one.

I used some of the goodies that will be available for Sale - A- Bration! I love love love the stuff this year!!

What I used on this card:

Fresh Vintage Clear Stamp Set ( Sale A Bration)
Everyday Enchantment Designers Series Paper (Sale A Bration)
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (Sale A Bration)
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Soft Suede Card Stock
Lucky Limeade Classic Ink
Soft Suede Classic Ink
Pool Party Classic Ink
Stampin Dimensionals
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
1 1/4 inch Circle Punch

I hope you like todays card.. and it brings you a little creative inspiration! Take some time to get inky! Keep warm!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Birdie

Good day, everyone!! As promised, I have another elegant bird. Again, inspired from Shellie Gardner's blog. I took her idea she had on her journal and I went flying with it (ok, I tried to be funny there). Anywho, check this card out.. it was fun to make. I used a few fun goodies on this gem:

I had a good time making this little guy.. here is what I used:

Crumb Cake Card Stock
Peach Parfait Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Basic Black Card Stock
Baja Breeze Card Stock
First Edition Speciality Designer Series Paper
Fresh Vintage Clear Mount Stamp Set ( Sale - A - Bration)
Established Elegance Clear Mount Stamp Set
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
Elegant Bird Big Shot Die
Big Shot
1 3/4 inch Scallop Circle Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Trinket Crowns
Linen Thread
Basic Rhinestones
Mini Brad
Stampin Dimensionals
Soft Suede Stampin Write Marker
Color Spritzer Tool

I hope these ideas get your creativity soaring! Make sure to take time and get inky! Thank you so much for stopping by! Order anytime 24/7 HERE and "Like" the Chalet on Facebook HERE

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Little Birdie..............

Hi Everyone! I hope your Wednesday has been fantabulous so far! I was able to take a few hours to play in my studio.. which was quite relaxing! I did some blog surfing earlier and I found that Shellie Gardner had some most adorable things on her blog lately with the new die called Elegant Bird. I have to say.. I am in love with this die! So many fun possibilities! I made a few cards today after being inspired. I will share one today .. and another tomorrow. (Stay tuned!)

Here is my elegant bird... (I changed the colors, just for kicks):

Isn't she adorable? Very simple to make.. yet just so much fun! I used:

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Poppy Parade Cardstock
Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Sale - A - Bration)
First Edition Designer Series Speciality Paper (one of my personal favorites!)
Fresh Vintage Clear Stamp Set (Sale - A - Bration)
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Linen Thread
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad
Elegant Bird Die
Big Shot
Basic Pearls
Stampin Dimensionals

I hope you take a little time to get inky!

Shop 24/7 HERE and "LIKE" my creative chalet on Facebook HERE . Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You're Fantastic!

Hi bloggers! Woweee.. it has been way too long since I posted last. What is up with that? I really dont have an answer.. other than maybe.. lazy? *gasp* I have been stamping tho.. and I have lots to share. I love love love the new Mini Occasions Catalog. It is full of some very yummy product - I'm enjoying it all!

I thought I'd share this card with you today. It used just a few different things on it really! Let's show you the card and then I will give you the ingredients for it:

This card was so SIMPLE to make! I love the new Cards & Envelope set on page 9 of the Mini. They are called "Designer Cuts" and they are fabulous! They come in a pack of 8 (4 each of 2 designs.. I've used the heart design too, which you will see ........... soon). They also include 8 Blushing Bride colored envelopes. So Pretty! Item # 125414 for 9.95. I just love these.. adding just a little can really make a great card in no time flat.. even if you are not much of a stamper! The next item... from page 18 of the Mini, is the Designer Printed Kit, Blossom Builders. Making beautiful flower embellishments for a card or page has never been easier! Double sided printed die cut flowers on textured paper make it so easy to mix and match and layer, one of a kind flowers. Also included in this pack (but not used on this card) - Pink rhinestones exclusive to this kit! You get 2 sheets of these beauties.. love them!!!

Also used on this card:

Designer Cuts Card
Blossom Builders
Perfect Words - Hostess Set
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
So Saffron Taffeta Ribbon
Poppy Parade Ink Pad
Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by. I promose to get myself together here and blog a little more than I have. If you have not done so, "Like" me on Facebook! Click HERE

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year.. Hoppin` Good Time!!!

That's right, its time to blog hop for January with a group I adore - Stampin` Up! Demonstrators! January's hop is featuring anything from the New Occasions Mini Catalog. It is full of yummy stuff! 
Here is my card:

I love the colors used in this card! Here is what was used.. the "recipe" so to speak:
Loving Thoughts Clear Mount Stamp Set
Take It To Heart Stamp Set
Island Indigo Card Stock
Riding Hood Red Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Twitterpated DSP
Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin Pads
Blushing Bride Stampin Write Marker
Baja Breeze 3/8 inch Pleated Satin Ribbon (love this stuff!)
Large Pearl Basic Jewels
Stampin Dimensionals
Color Spritzer Toll
1 3/4 inch Scalop Circle Punch
Big Shot
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

Now, please hop around.. and check out the other fabulous artwork from the other gals below. 

Previous Blog

Next Blog


1. Shellie Hepner Grindy
2. Annie Lee 
3. Pam Steckman
4. Tonya L Ball
5. Dawn Snowangel (That's Me! You are HERE!)
6. Erin Bradley-Hindman
7. Patricia Thompson

Introducing...... the Occasions Mini Catalog 2012!

Good day everyone! It is finally that time.. the Occasions Mini Catalog 2012 is Live!!! Yippeee!!!! I just have to say.. I'm pretty excited about that (as if you couldn't tell eh?)

If you'd like a hard cop of the catalog and you do not already have a Stampin Up Demonstrator, please email me at and I will make sure you get one in your hot little hands!

If you'd like to order anything from this or the IB&C catalogs please visit my DBWS Right Here

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!!! Project Life!

Good Day! Happy New Year to ALL of you!!! How is your year going so far? Mine, well hey, its going! Actually so far so good! My nephew is home visiting.. and that means my household is never the same, but it is in a good way. I will miss him when he goes back to Kentucky for his next semester. So, along with the new year, brings... (oh I am not sure about this word).... resolutions! *eeek* Yes.. I said the R word *gasp*. So, have you made any? If so, please post a comment and share.. I'd love to hear yours!

My resolution? Well, this one is going to be fun and do able.. I just need to be dedicated. I guess that is what a resolution is all about tho, right? I have 2 actually.. 1. try to relax more and 2. Project, Life!

What the heck is Project Life? Ahh.. this is my other passion.. photography! I love love love my ink, paper and all those yummy embellishments. I also have this LOVE for photography. I think I have loved having a camera in my hand since I was 10 years old. So, what is this Project, Life all about? Well, along with all the other wonderful things I love (like being a Stampin` Up! Demonstrator), I want to document my year of 2012. I think this will be fun, challenging and help me become a better photographer. It will help me become more aware of those little everyday things that we take advantage of in our life.

So, I'm ready. In fact, I have started my project already. Along with keeping a file for all my photographs, I will be teaching myself digital scrapbooking! Woohoo! I love gadgets.. my ipad, my iphone.. (and working on getting a Mac Book Pro). I have my Nikon D60 (one of my BFF's) and I'm ready! I'm ready to dive into the wonderful world of Digital Scrapbooking! Stampin` Up! had an awesome "My Digital Studio" software and I cannot wait to use it. I'm very excited about this resolution of mine, can you tell?

So, why don't you join me? Your Project Life doesnt have to be digital, but it can be the traditional scrapbook type too! I'm doing a 365.. to take a photo daily. However, you can do it as weekly documents, monthly documents.. the sky is the limit!

I hope whatever you have made as your resolution(s) that it / they bring you much joy along the way.. lets make this the best year yet!!! Welcome, 2012!

Just for kicks.. here is my photo of the day: (well actually 2)

Yes, today I took my Christmas pretties down and they are tucked away until November. Onward to the New Year.. !!