I am enjoying my first Stampin’ Up! Convention in 14 years and today is the first full day. I hope to learn many new things to share with you and of course see some of the friends I have made at other Stampin’ Up! events.

I am sharing pictures of swaps and activities over on my Facebook page because it is easier to quickly post over there. So, if you do not “like” me on Facebook you may want to do it today.

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If you are in the market for punches, there 4 different punches (set) on sale this week. The Scallop Border Punch makes such adorable edges . See all the deals here.

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The new Fabulous Four stamp set from Stampin’ Up! will be one of my “go to” sentiment stamp sets I am sure. I paired the Fabulous Four set with the great new Boys Will Be Boys set for this fun boy’s birthday card.

Boys Will Be Boys Handmade birthday Card

The vibrant color of the blocks and Legos come from the brand new Blendabilities markers. These alcohol markers are great for blending, but you can also just do a quick color with them and it is fabulous. I highly recommend the Blendabilties for even quick coloring.

Boys Will Boys Handmade Birthday Card

You will want the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set if you ever make card for boy occasions. I know this will be one of my favorites with cards I made for my 4 sons.

Boys Will Be boys Stamp Set
I have all of the supplies I used to make this card listed below. Click on my Online Store button or one of the pictures below if you want to purchase the products to make this card.

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Those small Zoo Babies make the cutest baby cards and so when I needed a baby girl card, I pulled out the Zoo Babies. The Sentiment from the Bravo stamp set is the perfect greeting for the card.

Zoo Babies Handmade Baby Girl Card

I like how the size of the images made this so easy to create. A few animals, sentiment and ribbon and that is the focal image. That Bravo set is perfect for so many occasions and you get so many images for a great price because they are Photopolymer. The Photopolymer also makes it so easy to see where you are stamping so you do not need to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. 

Handmade Baby Card Inside

I have all of the supplies I used to make this card listed below so you can create your own. Click on the picture of the product or the Online Store button to go to my Online store.


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I love how the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists have tinted acrylic paint to color these glassware jars. So, just pick your favorite Stampin’ Up! colors and go to town making your own beautiful vases.

Painted Jars

Collect the items you will need: vases or bottles, acrylic paint, and Classic Stampin’ ink. (You can often find old glassware at thrift shops or yard sales)

The Stampin’ Up! artist provided the following directions.


  • Before you begin, wash your vase and let it dry completely.
  • Mix white acrylic paint with Classic Stampin’ ink. (Cheap acrylic paint will work fine.) The amount of ink you use will depend on how bold you want the color to be. We used four parts paint to one part ink.
  • Pour the tinted paint into the clean vase and slowly roll it around until the inside is completely coated. Turn the vase upside-down for about five minutes so the rest of the paint can drip out.
  • To dry the vase quickly, place it in a cold oven and turn the heat to 325 degrees F. Bake it for 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and let the vase cool in the oven so it doesn’t crack. You can also let the vase air dry, but that may take a while.

The paint is not waterproof, so make sure you don’t fill the vase with water. But that opens you up to lots of creative options. You can create Designer Series Paper flowers, like we did, that coordinate with the gorgeous, glossy finish of the vase. Make one vase or create an entire set—it’s an inexpensive and easy way to refresh your décor with the Stampin’ Up! colors you love.

Don’t forget that the Designer Series Paper is Buy 3 and Get 1 Free for the month of July. That means you can get a variety of papers to make many flowers!


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I have several retired stamp sets for sale. I have listed them by wood mount or clear mount and listed the condition following the set name. I will be happy to send you pictures if you would like to see them. Email me if you would like a set or sets and your address and I will send you a Paypal invoice for the set and actual shipping cost. I will go in the order of emails received. United States only please.

Email me at chris@mystamplady.com

Wood Mount:

CharmedCharmed: Excellent $5 Sold

Elementary Days: Excellent $5

Wow Flowers: New & Unmounted $3 Pending


Holiday Best: New & Unmounted $4 Sold

Tree-TrimmingTraditional Touches: Excellent $7

Cute-CuesCute Cues: New & Unmounted $4
For You Flower: New & Unmounted $3 Pending

Lots of Thoughts: New & Unmounted $6 Pending

Holiday Collection: New & Unmounted $5 Pending

Starring You: Excellent with slight staining $4

Just For You: Excellent: $2
Animal Crackers: $4 Sold
Look Who’s Turning: $6 Sold

Wild About You: Good (some staining) $12 Sold

Christmas Punch: Good (slight Staining) $8

Clear Mounted:

Banner-GreetingsBanner Greetings: Excellent $12 sold

Best of Birthdays: Excellent $9 sold

Petal Parade: Excellent $7

Bright Blossoms: Excellent $6

Ciao Baby: Excellent $3 sold

World Treasures: Excellent $15

Sweet Essentials: Good (slight staining) $8 Sold

perfect-wordsPerfect Words: Excellent $6 sold

You’re A Gem: Excellent $4

Hodgepodge Happiness: Excellent $3

Good-neighborsGood Neighbors: Excellent $4

Happy Day: Good (slight staining): $9 Sold

Hodgepodge Happiness: New & Unmounted $4

Cute-by-the-inchCute By The Inch: Excellent $8

Quite-a-pairQuite The Pair: New & Unmounted $7

Hearts A Flutter: Excellent $9 Sold

Rough-TypeRough Type: Excellent $7

Make-A-CakeMake A Cake: Excellent $5

I will be adding more as I have time.

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Stampin’ Up! has a selection of stamp sets for workshop hostess and those that place an order over $150? These sets are called the hostess sets and can only be purchased with the hostess dollars you can earn when your workshop (party) or individual orders reach $150 or more. Life's Adventure birthday card

I used the Life’s Adventure stamp set to make this quick birthday card. I used the Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities to color the cake. I love how quick and easy the Blendabilities (Alcohol Marker) makes coloring!

Life's Adventure Birthday

You can see all the special hostess sets by clicking here.


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