Best of 25 years!

01.28.2013 Best of 25 Years stamp setsThis is the January “Best of 25 Years” stamp set I mentioned in yesterday’s blog.  These sets will bring back some of our favorite stamp images from the last 25 years.  Each set will include images from past sets as well as a never before seen image. Each set will include 3 to 5 images and will be $14.95.  Collect 6 of these sets (with a 25-year proof of purchase sticker) starting in February, and redeem a free set of your choice in the spring of 2014.  All 12 “Best of” sets available until March 31, 2014.  Give me a call or send me an E-mail if you have any questions.  I will have my set to show you at the March Stamp Camp.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089 –


OK – I’ll admit it.  I’ve had some typos in my recent blogs.  I’ve heard from my chief husband critic, other family members, and even from you!  I can’t go back and make changes, but to clarify:  Our next stamp camp is NOT in November – it is this coming Friday and Saturday – February 1st and 2nd.  We are doing 4 cards and the cost is $10.  Card #1 features a First Edition DSP heart.  Card #2 is the Quilt card.  #3 is the Blossom Punch card.  The last card is right here!  I’ve entitled this the HELLO card!01.26.2013 Hello

01.26.2013 Hello better

HELLO is a colorful card done in Island Indigo and Rich Razzleberry.  The top view features the Vine Street embossing folder found in the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  The Designer Series Paper is the free Sycamore Street DSP also featured in the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  Framelits from the new “The Hearts a Flutter” collection makes cutting the hearts and banner a whiz.  The matching Rich Razzleberry ribbon can be shown with dots face up or to the back.  By using the HELLO from the new “Oh, Hello” stamp set, this card can be used for any occasion.  It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, but hearts are universal and perfect for birthday, anniversary, thinking of you, etc.  The HELLO image comes as OH, HELLO.  When I mounted the image, I cut it into 2 stamps so it could be used as OH, HELLO, or simply as HELLO. 

Check back tomorrow.  I am trying to post information with an image about Stampin’ Up’s exclusive “Best of 25 Years” stamp set offering!  I’ve been having some computer challenges with posting the images.  This set changes monthly but all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014. 

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, starting in February Stampin’ Up will be including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95! Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.  The January set is $14.95.  Perhaps the best thing for now would be to have you:

Download the monthly flyers

January – Best of Birthdays

Download the Collector’s Card

Hope to see you this coming weekend for February Stamp Camp.  Give me a call or drop me an E-mail if you have any questions.  It’s time to get stamping!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089 –

(p.s., I proofed the content above.  If there is an error, let’s consider it a senior moment.)

Blossom Punch Card – Valentine or any occasion

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        I love the negative space flower formed by the Blossom Punch on the Whisper White cs,  Floral District DSP is featured in the flower shape.  Any occasion image can be  stamped on the simple banner tag.  Debbi designed this card and added two small  punched flowers.  If you are into hearts and flowers, you could even add a heart to either card.  Embossed polka dots adds texture to the Whisper White mat. 

This is card #3 of the 4 cards we will be making at our November Stamp Camp – Friday, November 1st from 4 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Debbi came over today and she and I cut all the paper for this stamp camp.  We are ready – are you?  We would love to see you.  The cost is $10.00.  If you can’t make the stamp camp, but would like  to order a kit, please let me know as soon as you can.  If possible, we like to have the kits done before stamp camp.  Check back tomorrow for card #4.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089

Taking Advantage of Sale-A-Bration

Just a reminder that now is the time to take advantage of the once a year Sale-A-Bration promotion.  For every $50 of product you order, you can order one of the Sale-A-Bration items FREE.  So if you order $100 of product, you choose 2 Sale-A-Bration items.  Check out this card done by BJ Peters, a Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  ALL OF THE PRODUCTS CAME FROM THE SALE-A-BRATION PROMOTION!!!

01.25.2013  All SAB  UntitledThe products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure included:

Getting Started cardstock pack

Sycamore Street DSP

Vine Street Embossing Folder

  • Madison Avenue Stamp Set
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack The Sale-A-Bration promotion runs through March 22, 2013.  A  reminder, we will be using the Sycamore Street DSP at the February Stamp Camp on Friday, February 11st and Saturday 2nd.  We will also have the opportunity to use the Vine Street Embossing Folder.  I really like the variety in the Sycamore Street DSP,01.25.2013 Sycamore Street DSP

Give me a call if you have any questions about Sale-A-Brations.  We hope to see you next week at the February Stamp Camp.

Blessings, Rosemary

New Single Stamps from Stampin’ Up

Stampin’ Up! introduces ten never-before-seen images, available as Single Stamps through March 31, 2013.  I love the Spec-Tacular set as I have been wearing “specs” since I was 7 years old!


  • Available online, customer and workshop orders
  • You can find the stamp item numbers on the flyers above.
  • Single stamps won’t be sent in our typical cases or packaging. They’ll be packaged in cello bags. If you’d like a case for your stamp, you can buy our clear mount stamp cases that come in packs of four (item 119105).
  • These single stamps are available in clear-mount only.
  • The stamps won’t come with a Clear-Mount Block, and you’ll need to buy a block separately if you don’t already have one. The recommended block sizes can be found on the flyer.
  • There’s no limit on how many pieces you can buy.
  • These stamps are only available through March 31, 2013, so get them while you can!

Give me a call if you would like to order any of these single stamps.  And don’t forget about February Stamp Camp – just around the corner.  You’ve seen 2 of our cards and there are 2 more to go. 

Blessings, Rosemary

Is it a Quilt or a Card?

This card was FUN to make.  Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, and Very Vanilla was the color scheme.  12 postage stamp punched squares form the “quilt.”  The key to giving the quilt lots of interest, is to carefully mix the DSP squares.  That was the fun part!  

I ended up with 4 samples – 2 Happy Birthday samples and 2 Valentine samples.  If you look at the picture to the right, you can see the embellishments that were added.  I call this “stepping up to the next level” as we made a faux bow held together with a button, added a hat pin, and made a folded Happy Birthday banner.  I also did the same card but with simpler embellishments consisting of a bow and a smaller Happy Birthday tag; this version is shown below as the Valentine “quilt” card.  Note the Valentine embellishment close up – still attractive, but simpler than the “stepping up to the next level” version.    

Quilt HB stepup        Quilt HB close up stepup







Valentine simple bestQuilt V simple close up






The Designer Series Papers used for the “quilts” were “Tea for Two” for the Birthday card, and “More Amore” for the Valentine card.  At the February Stamp Camp, you will have your choice as to which card you do – birthday/any occasion or Valentine – and – simple embellishments or “step it up” embellishments.  The choice is yours!  Let’s spend a few minutes learning about Paper Pumpkin.

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month!

01.22.2013 Paper Pumpkin

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I’m Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

It’s so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Of course, you’ll want to know more. So here’s the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We’ve even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let’s say you sign up on May 10th, we’ll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we’ll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There’s no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we’ll offer a Try-It kit if you’d like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here’s How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!

I’m very excited about Paper Pumpkin.  Let me know if you have questions.  I will keep you posted with any additional information. 

Check back tomorrow to see the new single stamps Stampin’ Up has for sale.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089

Valentine Card Post–and – Sale-A-Bration Is Here!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  What better way to celebrate your sweetheart, best friend, or favorite family member than with a Valentine’s Card.  Debbi is featuring a simple but stunning card in red, black and white.  Valentine 1Best

The special thing about this card is that we’ve done part of the work for you (think My Digital System).  This is the only care at our February Stamp Camp that is specific to Valentine’s Day.  The other 3 projects can be done for any occasion, or for Valentine’s Day – designer’s choice.  The February Stamp Camp is Friday, February 1st from 4 PM to 9 PM and Saturday, February 2nd from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Cost will be $10.  Next – let’s Sale-A-Brate!


01.22.2013 Saleabration

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!  After weeks of anticipation, it’s finally here–Sale-A-Bration starts today! During Sale-A-Bration 2013, there are so many great offers to share whether you want to take advantage of exclusive Sale-A-Bration products for qualifying purchases, rich hostess rewards, or an unbeatable offer when joining the Stampin’ Up! family!

As always, Sale-A-Bration is rewarding for everyone.  You may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $50* you spend. This year’s offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalog stamp sets, digital content CDs, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder! Now, more than ever, there’s something for everyone! 

View the Sale-A-Bration brochure at   We have several of the Sale-A-Bration items and will have them out for you to view at Stamp Camp.  We will also be using the Sycamore Street DSP that is featured in the brochure and you will have the option of using the Vine Street Embossing Folder for one of the Stamp Camp cards.  Free is Fun!

Check back tomorrow to see another February Stamp Card and learn about Paper Pumpkin.  And don’t forget to check out the new Spring Catalog.  You should have received both the Sale-A-Bration brochure and the Spring Catalog.  I will have extra copies of both at the February and March Stamp Camps.  The Spring Catalog can also be viewed at  Lots of cool items and now is the time to buy – take advantage of Sale-A-Bration!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089

*Excluding tax and shipping