Saturday, December 12, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales!

These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.

Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colors of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colors to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. Consider pairing the Clear Décor Elements vinyl sheets with the Tulipe Bigz die to create an etched-like design on a vase. Or use the Decorative Accent Bigz dies with the Old Olive Décor Element vinyl sheets to enhance a frame. The combination of Big Shot dies and Décor Elements vinyl sheets is sure to take your creativity to a new level!

Tell your husband!!! Shop now --- sale is only until Dec. 22nd!

Click here to view the Big Shot Specials list!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Following is a Christmas card that I created for my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class. Although it is difficult to see in the photo, the reindeer and snowflake are very sparkly. It was a lot of fun making this card with the ladies that attended the class.

All products used are Stampin' Up!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Card

I saw this card at a Team Meeting I went to over the summer. I used the Stampin' Up! Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then I took the Stampin' Pastels and a sponge dauber over the raised portion of the flowers and vines and then used a Stamping Sponge around the edges of the Whisper White cardstock.

The stamped image is from the All Holidays stamp set (Item #114916 on page 43 - $34.95 - 12 piece stamp set). Dazzling Diamonds is used to highlight the first letter of each word in the image.

"NO FRILLS" Scrapbook Class

I don't know if anyone has ever heard of a "No Frills" Scrapbook Class, but I just had my first. The idea of the class is to make six 12 x 12 layouts (3 matching sets) where I provide the paper, stamps, ink, and the idea for the layout. You bring your own embellishments and work it into the layouts however you wish. It's a great way to use some of those odds and ends you have laying around the house.

I did not get a photo of the ladies that attended, but in the photos below you can see one of the layouts using the "Sunshine Garden" Scrapbook Kit with the self adhesive die cuts - both from Stampin' Up!, both retired. The first photo shows the layout prior to embellishing - and then you can see it after I embellished mine with my Stampin' Up! embellishments. Next time I will take a photo of everyone's embellished layouts so that you can see how different they all looked even though we started with the same layout. It was great fun and I hope you try it sometime.


After - added a few rhinestone brads, ribbon, stamped image from the Fun & Fast Notes set.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Well I do believe a good time was had by all at Patti's Stampin' Up! Workshop this past Sunday. I demonstrated the Lattice Die Cut and a couple of Textured Impressions folders as well as the Stampin' Pastels (Amy was the lucky lady who won the door prize for the pastels - she loves her blender pens and learned a new way to use them with the pastels).

We created two make-n-takes using Stampin' Up! products such as cardstock, punches, inks, and die cuts with the Big Shot. You can see Amy and Mary and Rina and Tammi holding up the make-n-takes below.

Thanks to all the wonderful ladies that attended (and those that were not able to attend, but placed orders). Becuase of your orders Patti earned some really great hostess sets and free product.

If you are interested in hosting your own workshop, feel free to contact me at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Mini Library Clips - $8.99 (Regular $12.95)
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips.
These clips are 1/4" x 1/2"
Contains 12 each of 4 colors - Black, Silver, Antique Brass, and Pewter

1/2" Mini Library Clips $3.99 (Regular $6.95)
Let your inner librarian run wild when you clip a tag to a project with one of our adorable Mini Library Clips.
These clips add the right touch to your projects.
Contains 24 pieces - 8 each of 3 colors: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper WhiteCircle Designer Brads - $3.99 (Regular $5.95)
These high-quality cast brads are so easy to use and come in custom Stampin' Up! designs. They're finished in our Styled Silver, and can be used separately or with our Hodgepodge Hardware.
Assortments include 16 pieces; 8 each of 2 sizes (1/2" and 3/4")
Use to embellish cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts

Basic Jumbo Grommets - $4.49 (Regular $6.95)
Custom designed, these large grommets add some real spunk! These grommets can even frame small images for real art appeal.
Colors: Basic Black, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White
5 each for a total of 20 pieces

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tuesday Night Scrapbooking - 10/20/09

Following is a picture of Christina holding up her scrapbook pages from last night's class. All products used are Stampin' Up!. Some of the items we used are the Daisies #2 Die Cut, Beautiful Butterflies Die Cut, Big Shot, Flock Together Designer Series Paper. The cardstocks are Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal and Whisper White. For more details about this layout or if you are interested in getting a group of four together to take this class, feel free to contact me at

Here are Tammi and Christina with the finished product. Rina is working on her card. This class consisted of two 12 x 12 pages and a greeting card.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This week Stampin' Up! is offering great deals on a few Big Shot items.

Flower Burst Stampin' Up! Embosslits Die
On Sale for $5.99 (Regular Price: $11.95)

Perfect Setting Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die
On Sale for $25.99 (Regular Price: $42.95)

Three Tier Cake Pop-Up Bigz Xl
On Sale for $25.99 (Regular Price: $39.95)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Stampin' Up! is again offering a fabulous DEAL OF THE WEEK!!!

It will be announced every Monday. Check back every Monday in October to see the current Deal of the Week!

This week it's all about the PUNCHES!!! Let me know by Sunday night, 10/11/09, if you would like to take advantage of any of these DEALS!!!

5 Petal Flower Punch
$10.99 (Regular $15.95)

My Way Punch
$11.99 (Regular $15.95)

Trio Flower Punch
$10.99 (Regular $15.95)

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you would like additional information, please feel free to email me at

NEW - Digital Starter Kit Offer!!!!

Dates: October 1, 2009-March 31, 2010
Promotion Details: With the launch of our much anticipated My Digital Studio software, new recruits can purchase an exclusive Starter Kit that includes My Digital Studio, in addition to stamps, inks, and accessories.
Starter Kit Price: $185 (over $295 value!)
Digital plus Starter Kit Contents:

My Digital Studio software
Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pads
Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin’ Write markers
Chocolate Chip 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1″ double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive

Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

I would love to have YOU on my team! Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is so much fun and I know you will enjoy it as well! PLEASE let me know if you have ANY questions! You can even join by just going to my website.... and click on the "JOIN NOW" button. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Monday, September 28, 2009

I tried something new today. I took the layout of a card I saw on Dawn Mcvey's site and part of another card that I saw on Amy Rohl's site and came up with this card.

I really love the Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip DSP color combination (for those of you that are new to Stampin' Up! lingo, DSP stands for Designer Series Paper - page 161 of the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog).

I hope you enjoy the card.

All products used are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like further information on the products used, please feel free to email me at

Sunday, September 27, 2009

This morning I decided I was going to start my day with a cup of coffee and Stamping School - I joined Stamping School a few weeks ago, but I have not had the time to create any of the projects. So this morning I took my cup of coffee, turned on the computer, went straight to Stamping School, breezed through some of the classes and decided to make this very pretty card.

The techniques used to make this card were misting, spritzing, distressing and sponging.

Stay tuned this week for more ideas from Stamping School.

All products used are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like more information about these products, please email me at


At last night's Stamp-A-Stack class, Liza decided to change things a bit and created a card for her husband. She traded the flowerpot image for the golfer and then started coloring and look at the great card she came up with. Card making is new to Liza, in fact it was the second class that she took with me.

Look at how proud Liza is of her card. You did a great job.

All products used to create Liza's card are from Stampin' Up!. If you would like to learn more about the products used, please feel free to email me at


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today I'd like to share with you an invitation I made recently. I saw the flower pot card and instructions on Stephanie Luman's blog here and I also saw the sunflowers on Tabitha Davis' blog here
Once I saw that card I thought it would be a cute idea to put them together for an invitation for the guests I was inviting to my Block Party. I later thought about napkin ring holders and created those as well. Everyone that recieved an invitation commented on how beautiful they were. My cousin told me that she put a magnet behind her invitation and put it on her refrigerator. What a nice idea and knowing that someone has done that with something I've made makes the idea of homemade invitations all the more worthwhile.
I hope you have an opportunity to make them for yourself.
All of the products used are Stampin' Up!. Please feel free to email me with any questions about the products used for this project at
Stay well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

After a quiet summer, today I kicked off my first class for the Fall. Melissa, Patti, Tammi and Rina were over for a scrapbook class in my basement studio. Tonight we created a two page 12 x 12 layout with a matching card.
We all had a great time with good company and lots of chocolate.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Following you will find my class/workshop schedule for the month of September. Keep checking this post to see additional postings.

If you have interest in any of the classes described below, please contact me directly at I hope to see you soon.


Card Class - Die Cut/Texture Plates & In-Colors
Tuesday, 9/22/09 - 7:00pm-9:30pm
In this class we will be using Stampin' Ups! dies, texture plates and the new In-Colors to create five cards (with envelopes). Contact me for details at

Card Class - Stamp-a-Stack
Saturday, 9/26/09 - 7:00pm-10:00pm
In this class you will create 12 cards using different stamp sets from Stampin' Up! You will create four designs (3 of each). These cards can be used for any occassion. Contact me for details at

Scrapbook/Card Class
Tuesday, 9/29/09 - 7:00pm-9:30pm

In this class you will create a two page 12x12 layout using Stampin' Up!'s cardstocks (Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White), inks, several stamp sets, ribbons and embellishments. You will also create a matching card. Contact me for details at

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Card Kit of the Month Program - September 2009
Featured Stamp Set: "Falling Leaves"
Featured Accessories: Orchard Ribbon Originals and Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel

In the September “Card Kit of the Month” you will receive the supplies (color photos and step-by-step instruction included) to create 6 of each design shown above - so you will receive all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards in total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples that will be pictured as part of the step-by-step instruction of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs. Did I mention that everything is pre-cut for you and you receive the instructions with four full color photos?

Card Kit Price is just $15 -- that's 12 cards, plus envelopes for just $15!!!!
Each month, the card kit also features both a Stamp Set of the Month and an Accessory of the Month. If you purchase the card kit, you may also purchase these items at 20% off the catalog price!!!!!

September “Featured Products” (applicable to 20% discount):

  • “Falling Leaves” stamp set ($21.95 catalog price) $17.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)
  • Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel ($8.50 catalog price) $6.80 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)
  • Orchard Ribbon Originals ($9.95 catalog price) $7.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit (subject to tax and shipping)

What else will you need? -- see the list below for items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything -- just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything -- place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "Featured Products!") --OR -- you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have -- the choice is yours!

Place your order today and receive your kit by the end of the month (deadline to order kit is September 15th).
Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! If the kit needs to be shipped, there will be an extra $3 shipping charge.

Products you will need to complete cards as shown (subject to tax and shipping):
Always Arichoke Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Soft Suede Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
More Mustard Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink Pad ($5.95)
VersaMark Ink Pad ($7.50)
Stampin’ Around Jumbo Handle ($5.95))
1 ¾” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1 3/8” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1 ¼” Circle Punch ($15.95)
1” Circle Punch ($10.95)
Falling Leaves Stamp Set ($21.95) $17.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Orchard Ribbon Originals ($9.95) $7.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit
Bright Blessings Jumbo Wheel ($8.50) $6.80 with the purchase of the Card Kit

Other Optional Purchases:
Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
Bone Folder ($6.95)
Paper Snips ($9.95)
Mat Pack ($9.95)
Paper Piercer ($3.50)
All products and tools used are Stampin' Up!

Call or email me today to place your Card Kit order!!!
Antoinette Bay
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, September 4, 2009


Welcome to my new blog! I am happy to have a new blog look and will be posting new stamping samples soon and look forward to sharing new techniques, tips and more! To keep updated, be sure to subscribe to my blog!

I want to thank Heather Wright-Porto ( for setting up my blog.

Thanks for visiting!