Friday, December 21, 2007

Card of the Week

Here's another fun holiday card for you to enjoy! Can't you just imagine the pinwheels a'turning? Like you just want to blow on them to see them spin!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Card of the Week

My favorite stickers to use continue to be the whimsical designs by Ellen Krans (soft spoken line by MAMBI). They provide instant inspiration for me. . .I also love using double-sided patterned papers to get a very coordinated effect. And don't forget the sparkly ribbon to "tie it all together"!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Card of the Week

I created a series of holiday cards using patterned paper from Autumn Leaves, as did members of the Kreativity Team. . .some are displayed at Debra's, and some I taught in my Seasonal Cards class. I'll try to post them here for you to enjoy! This one was in neither of those groups, but it is one of my favorites!

Monday, November 26, 2007

StampinEJ's Online Store Now Open!!

Ok, it's finally here! Grand Opening Day!!! On your mark, get set, go SHOP!!!

StampinEJ's Online Store

Credit Cards, checks and PayPal gladly accepted!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cards of the Week

These Thanksgiving cards were a hit at my Tall Mouse Card Class this past Saturday!! Thought I would share them with you. . .and wish you a very Happy Turkey Day too.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall Card of the Week

Here's my first attempt at Alcohol Inks a year ago. . .thought it was fitting for my Fall Card of the Week! Leaves are one of my favorite stamp images to collect! These 2 from Stampendous are no longer available. So remember, if you see it, like it, be sure to BUY it!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Online Store

I'm hard at work working on my new Online Store. I have decided to make it my official "third" location. Here you will be able to shop for in stock items in your PJs, and I may also be fulfilling them in mine! Watch for the official Grand Opening soon. I'll be able to accept all credit cards and checks online -- ooh! how exciting for us all!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Card of the Week

Halloween cards are so much fun! Here's another fun one I wanted to share with you. This was part of my card class at Tall Mouse this month. Everyone loved the ribbon effect I taught them! Just pull out your handy ol' stapler, and go for it!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Card of the Week

Here's a fun card that is oh so easy to create! Doesn't it make you smile just a tad? I used Ellen Krans Soft Spoken stickers, ribbon, Mrs. Grossman spider stickers, fun papers (double-sided of course!) and a simple dotted Magenta stamp stamped w/VersaMark. Take this class with me at Tall Mouse this Saturday!!!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

October Card of the WOM

I'm going to try and post a card at least once a month, and if we're all lucky enough, once a week! That's how I came up with "WOM" which stands for "week or month". The supplies used for this card include stamps from Inkadinkado (buy 2, get 1 free), Basic Grey Mellow 6x6 pad, and MM Halloween Clears. . .all items are available at Debra's Cottage (including the ribbon!).

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Kodomo & Tim's Tools

The newest acrylic mounted stamps from Kodomo are in stock NOW at Debra's Cottage!

Below is a whole display of new tools from Tim! I have these on order plus the entire line of Distressed Crackle Paints coming in soon!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Post Memory Trends

The show was very small, but still a good time for me! OMG! I actually ordered MORE than usual!!! Perhaps it had to do with the smaller crowds. . .and having more time to actually look at the catalogs to put my selections together. OR, perhaps I was in a spendy mood and had no will power whatsoever!!! LOL!!!!!!! In any case, you will ALL have LOTS and LOTS of new goodies to buy and play with soon. Look out for more Peel Off Stickers in pastel and pearly colors! Frosted and sugar-coated brads! Felt, sheer, mylar and transparent blossoms to build (shipping Nov). Clear stamp sets aplenty from Rusty Pickle, Autumn Leaves, Crafty Secrets, Doodlebug, Heidi Grace, Inkadinkado and more! Clip-it-up storage solutions, 7 Gypsies keys & paper packs, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints & Tools, Mini Scor-it boards, New Staz-On colors plus New Stickles. . .ok, ok, you get my drift, right!?!?

I'll keep you posted when all this fun stuff starts to arrive. And, get ready for Free Demo Day Wednesdays w/Deb coming soon!!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Memory Trends, Las Vegas!!!

Another retailer trade show. . .yes, life is rough! So rough, that I need to turn it into a mini vacation while I'm at it. I'm sure there will be SOME new goodies for me to drool over since I did not attend Summer CHA. And of course, it will be MY job to order them for YOU and ME to play with!!! I'll try to take pics and share them here. . .Vegas, here I come!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The OCSB is Published!

Hurray! the wait is over! We submitted to this "One Stamp" Club Contest last year, and finally our reward has come! This piece appears in The Rubber Stamper, Sept/Oct 2007 issue, pg. 47. To see all the cards submitted, click here: One Stamp Challenge.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Lots of New Goodies

I didn't get to go to CHA-Summer, but my reps and distributors are doing a good job of tempting me with all the new goodies that are coming out soon. So far, I'm ordering new Kodomo stamps, clear stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs & Hot Off the Press. I saw a really neat ad for a contraption called the Glue Glider, which I think I have to get my hands on since I don't own the humongo Scotch ATG gun yet. New holiday stamps are on order from Hero Arts, which include their hottest COLLAGE stamps! There will be new colors of Stickles (my fave, as you all know!)

I'll be meeting w/my reps in person soon to get the scoop on EVERYTHING so I can pass along all the info to YOU!! Make it a Stampin' Great Day!

Friday, July 20, 2007

StampinEJ @ 'Member Me

Come "sea" me at my new 2nd store location in San Clemente! Rubber Art Stamps are now available at 'Member Me. Great news for South Orange County and North San Diego County stampers!!!! I will be coordinating & promoting *ALL NEW* classes and stamping events starting in September at this new location -- StampinEJ @ 'Member Me - 374 Camino de Estrella, San Clemente, CA 92672. Call (949) 542-7676 for directions. Tell Teresa (store owner) that I sent ya, she is a real sweetie!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Father's Day Cards in Scrap & Stamp Arts!!!!

Check out my most recently published cards! I have only 3 cards on one page. . .darn, I should've sent in a 4th one so that I could've hogged up the WHOLE page, huh?!?!? Lesson to be learned. . .MORE is definitely better! Oink Oink!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Lots of Upcoming Classes!

Wow! It's going to be an AWESOME summer full of fun new classes, teachers and events until the end of the year!!!!!!! Here's a sneak peek!

July 7 - Ranger Demo Day w/Kreativity Team
July 11 - Merci Cards w/SuzieQ

July 14-15 - Carson RSC

July 19 - Kodomo Cards w/Claire
July 22 - Hero Arts Collage Cards & Portfolio w/Claire

August 1 - Magenta Cards w/Nathalie Metivier
August 4 - Luminarte Demo & Class w/Sharon

Sept 1 - Demo & Class w/Stampington Artist, Cher Lashley
Sept 9 - Purple Cows Demo & Invitations Class w/Claire

October 6 - Demo Day w/Donna

Monday, May 21, 2007


Changito stamps are in stock! Don't you just want to have them all? I do have them, yes I do! Here is a card I made (inside and out!). The monkey actually swings when you move the card. . .!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Back from Sacramento

Work. Fun. Vacation. Fun. Now back to work. . .I'm sure glad I can combine fun with my work and work with my fun. I try to enjoy each day to the fullest, regardless of my tasks at hand! Here I am with Tim and Carol (CEO of Stampers Corner!!!). She has a very nice store, packed with product in every corner! Be sure to check out more photos of my trip on my website photo album (including sample boards posted on the bathroom walls!) + stamp store trek for my highly recommended stores on the road.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Outlines RS Card Contest

I just created some cute birthday cards using the Balloon Flowers Sq. from this company! These stamps contain lots of layers to play with and are lots of fun to play with too. . .don't miss out on the upcoming card contest.

Due Date: May 24th - Happy Birthday to Me!
Winners revealed on Demo Day, June 2.
1st/2nd/3rd place winners will receive free StampinEJ bucks!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Be sure to participate in the StampinEJ refer-a-friend program! This is the most effective & funnest way to introduce a new stamper friend (or family member) to our club. You already know we are a very "friendly" group, so you are the best ambassador for the OCSB. Email me ( for more details today!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Free Glue O-Ring

Many of you picked up your free Glue O-Ring yesterday at the Outlines Card Class. Thanks to Gloria for showing everyone how to use it! A lot of the members surveyed own Stampin' Up ink pads/reinkers, and the next purchase on the list seems to be StazOn or Versafine. I will be sure to stock up on those pads plus the StazOn reinkers. . . no reinkers yet for Versafine. Drawing for the Crop n Glue Adhesive Kit will be on Thurs, Apr. 12. Winner need not be present to win, but will need to come pick up their prize at the next OCSB event.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Happy Easter from Me to You!

A simple card using Class A'Peels and Prima Flowers! Like the colors?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Green? Why Green?

I like colors and combos that "POP!" My current favorite color is LIME. It goes good with my other 2 faves: PURPLE and FUSCHIA accented with BLACK! Hence, my business card and website colors. . .but where's the purple???

No Foolin'!

It's April Fool's Day, but I am not pulling your leg that it's been 3 years since I last blogged here. In fact, I had to create a blog under a different name (Stampin' News from StampinEJ) when I tried to use my original choice (StampinEJ) and it was UNAVAILABLE! So does that mean I now own 2 blog sites?!?!?