Monday, December 29, 2008

You'll Never Have to Buy Another Greeting Card

Date: Tue, Feb 3, 2009 to Tue, Feb 10, 2009

Time: 6:00 - 8:00

Location: Room 233

Fee: $39

Description: Your own greeting cards can be original works of art! You will learn how to make beautiful, one-of-a-kind handcrafted cards for birthdays, holidays, or any occasion. The class will focus on beginning paper crafting techniques and rubberstamping.

Artist: Elizabeth Johnston

Contact Information

Name: artScape Chicago

Phone: 312-744-9976


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

NEW Valentine's Bundle - get FREE shipping!

What a fun new Valentine's Day Bundle !!! Stampin' Up! is offering this great bundle starting TUESDAY, Dec. 23, which is also the last day to qualify for FREE SHIPPING!! If your order totals at least $70, you qualify for free shipping on your entire order! So you can take advantage of both offers that day!

This great bundle comes with a stamp set, a package of 12x12 "Candy Lane" Designer paper (12 sheets), and a brand new 3-heart punch!! The punch coordinates with one of the stamps in the set!! TOO COOL!

The 3 product bundle is priced at 20% off!!!! Only $41.48! When the new catalog comes out on Jan. 19, 2009, you will be able to also purchase these items individually at full price, so you will be able to get more of this fabulous designer paper.

Get ready for Valentine's Day with the exclusive Love You Much Bundle (item 115405). The Love You Much Bundle includes the following:

Description Retail Value

Love You Much stamp set


Candy Lane Designer Series paper (Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla)


Heart To Heart punch


Bundle Retail Value


Love You Much Bundle (20% off; item 115405)



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Sunday, December 21, 2008

played tourist this weekend....

Skaters at Millennium Park

Here is the new "God Bless America" sculpture standing in front of the NBC Tower on Michigan Avenue....based on "American Gothic"

Waiting for the Trolley Tour

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Award - Thank you Anki

I got this fabulous award from Anki. Thank you so much Anki - my dear friend in Sweden.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Cards, cards cards...

Well here is my 60+ cards I need to address, stamp and mail!!!! Technically by the time I am posting this, I only have about 10 more left and they are local ;)

I also created 2 new cards for some girls that are WAY too familiar with my cards since they attended stamps camp and/or Stamp-a-Stack lol so here are those cards (now they will know before they receive it but oh well :)

These I cased from Kristina but I ended up doing a few differnt things (stamps, colors, paper)

I added pompoms to Amy's favorite Little Elves' card to give it a pop!

artScape 2

Monday night was the 2nd part of my artScape class - we made 4 new cards. The girls really liked the Copic Spica Glitter Pens so I gave them each one with a candy cane ;)

Here are some shots from class.

I am teaching this class again in February - see details here

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thank you Valerie

I received some dilly-lish Truffles from Valerie and this beautiful card ;)

Thank you!


Yesterday was my 1st Stamp-a-Stack. I think overall it went pretty well. I think I learned some new ways of setting up for my regular Stamp Camps, time management etc.

Each stamper was providing a SU bag with supplies to make 5 cards of 4 designs for a total of 20 cards.

Blizzard Bites

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

I also made a this dillylish
Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread but I must not of taken a picture of...

Silver Ornament Card

Deer Friends

Holiday Wishes

Snowflake card

Laura & Valerie

Maggie & Tarrifa

Barbara with her mass production line

Maggie with hers..

Barbara & Teri

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reindeer Food/Blizzard Bites/White Trash

I saw this great recipe on PaperFections's blog. So I made a batch of Blizzard Bites last night for Stamp-a-Stack. It makes A LOT! I am also going to make Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies and Blue Cheese and Walnut Spread. Dillylish!!

6 C Wheat Chex + 2 C Cheerios
2 C nuts (1 C pecan halves + 1 C cashews)
2 C pretzel twists
1 Lb. bag plain M&M’s (red & green)
(3) 12-oz bags white chocolate chips

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips into large bowl. Melt chocolate chips in double-boiler, stirring frequently. When melted, pour white chocolate over cereal mixture and gently fold into cereal until evenly coated. Spread mixture onto wax paper and let chocolate dry/harden. Break any large clumps into smaller pieces and store in airtight container.


Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Last night I had my class at artScape - it is a 2 week class I am teaching and we made the cards that my Stamp-a-Stack class will make this Saturday. Since I didn't now the experience of these students, I thought it would be better to start with these set of simplier cards. Stamp-a-Stack is a class where the stampers will make 5 of the same card (4 designs) so the cards need to be quick. Next week, the artScape class will make the cards from this past Saturday's Stamp Camp. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of Julia. But here are a few ;)

Fuzzy picture of 3 of the 4 cards


Mina embossing the ornament card

Min's spin on the reindeer card

Molly leaning to tie a knot