Archive for January, 2010

Help Haiti

As usual, crafters around the globe are joining together to help those devastated by the Haitian earthquakes. Stampin’ UP! has started a movement to benefit the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. From now until February 28, 2010, Stampin’ Up!® will set aside $2 from the sale of every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set and donate it to the fund. Both the wood-mounted and clear mount sets qualify. As you plan your Valentine’s gifts for family, friends, and teachers, consider giving the I {Heart} Hearts stamp set that benefits the Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. You can order this set through my website (see the link on my sidebar) or by contacting me directly. Thanks for touching the lives of those in Haiti.


January 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

New Banner

So, what do you think of the new banner? 🙂 I only wish I had a larger canvas so you could see how I used the SU! DSP “Razzleberry Lemonade” for all the paws!

A more in-depth post will come soon, now I’m off to bed!

January 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm 1 comment

15-minute Projects

My latest SU! order came in last night and I was able to create two projects in under 15 minutes each! Talk about instant gratification! 🙂

Birthday Layout

*Sorry for the wonky scan, my scanner doesn’t like thick items like the bow!*

The background is from the new Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (SO yummy, double-sided papers). I matted the photo (of my darling daughter ;)) with Soft Suede (2010 In Color) cardstock, then placed it on top of a bow and tail of Pumpkin Pie Wide Striped Ribbon. I then added sayings from the new Chat Room Rub-Ons in Chocolate Chip.

Seriously, 4 products, less than 15 minutes. Who says they don’t have time to scrapbook?? With SU!’s coordinating products, layouts are quick and easy!

Products Used:

Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon 115616


Sweet Pea Designer Series paper stack

Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack 117161

Chat Room Rub-Ons

Chat Room Rub-Ons 117199

In Color 12" X 12" Card Stock

In Color 12″ X 12″ Card Stock 115314


Click on the link in my sidebar to shop now!

Altered Bag

I bought this bag at Wal-Mart last week knowing I wanted to add something to it, I just wasn’t sure what. Our new Sweet Pea Felt Flowers match PERFECTLY! A few hand-stitches and I have a unique bag in under 15 minutes!


Sweet Pea stitched felt

Sweet Pea Stitched Felt 117266

I hope you have a fun and creative weekend! All the best, TM

January 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm 1 comment

Clear Mount FAQ

As I wait impatiently for my new Clear Mount stamps to arrive (hopefully tomorrow!) I thought I’d pass on a bit of information about these fabulous stamps:

Q: Why have we decided to offer clear-mount rubber stamps?
A: We have long known of the demand for repositionable clear-mount stamps from both demonstrators and customers. The problem has been how to offer these features without sacrificing the quality of our product. It took us a while, but we did it! With these new repositionable rubber stamps and clear blocks, you get the same superior image quality and durability you are accustomed to, along with the ease-of-use and storability inherent in repositionable stamps.

Q: How is clear-mount stamping different from wood-mount stamping?
A: Clear-mount and wood-mount stamps are both made with the same quality rubber and foam. You will not see any difference in your stamped images with the clear-mount stamps. The clear-mount blocks have grooves on all four sides; the grooves in the block will feel the same in your hand as a wood-mount stamp. Your stamping experience will be the same with either format. The difference lies mainly in their features and benefits. Clear-mount stamps require less storage space, and you can place multiple images on the same block. Also the image on the back of the stamp can aid you in stamp positioning.

Q: Is Stampin’ Up! eventually going to stop carrying wood-mount stamps?
A: We have no plans to discontinue our wood-mount stamps. The benefit of offering stamps in both formats is that your customers will be able to choose the medium that works best for them.

Q: Are the stamps completely clear, so the whole stamp is see-through?
A: No. The blocks are completely clear, but the stamps use our same high-quality rubber and foam. There is, however, an image label for the back of the stamp (between the block and the foam) that will help you position the stamp on the paper.

Q: Are there plans for acrylic (photopolymer) stamps in the future?
A: No. Photopolymer would have been an easy solution for repositionable clear-mount stamps, but it is prone to stretching, tearing, and discoloration, and cannot produce the kind of crisp, finely detailed images Stampin’ Up! stamps are known for. Our commitment to offering the very best products in the crafting market simply would not allow us to offer an inferior product like photopolymer.

Q: Is the clear-mount rubber different from the wood-mount rubber?
A: The rubber on the clear-mount stamps is identical to the rubber used on the wood-mount stamps.

Q: How do you store clear-mount rubber stamps?
A: Clear-mount rubber stamps come in a DVD-sized storage case, and can be housed in any storage system designed to hold DVDs. The artwork on the storage label is shown at 100% on the cover, and thumbnail size on the spine. The
back of the case is clear, allowing you to see the actual stamps from the back of the case.

I was SO thrilled to see that SU! had come out with these! If you’re low on storage space or low on funds (clear mount stamps are cheaper! ;)) check these out!

Have a great afternoon,


January 13, 2010 at 5:20 pm Leave a comment

Hello Digi!

I took a long break from digital scrapbooking but now I’m BACK! I wanted to share this amazing kit SU! has put together in digital!

I have this paper pack and the felt, but how cool would it be to use both those and the digital kit for hybrid scrapping?! Check out everything you get for only $9.95 (don’t forget to shop through my button to the right)!

Sweet Pea digital kit

Remember that SU! digital files are available for use with the My Digital Studio by SU! and in .png and .jpg files which can be used in any graphics program (like Photoshop) or even Microsoft Word. Let me know if you have any questions!

January 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm Leave a comment

And We’re Live from Texas!

Well, we made it through the holidays! WHEW! Thanks for sticking with me while I was MIA! Now I’m back with even greater stamping ideas and projects to share. Plus, brand new for 2010 – you can now SHOP ONLINE with me! Just click the little button on the right and surf away! 🙂

And 2010 has brought a FABULOUS new Mini Catalog (it’s over on the right too) and the annual SALE-a-bration! With every $50 purchase you receive a FREE stamp set! Here’s the set I picked up for FREE last night:

And I got it as a CLEAR MOUNT stamp set! Stampin’ UP! has put together the best of two worlds:

Clear mount stamps are used with acrylic blocks for precision stamping every time &

Real RUBBER stamps – so you always get an intricate design.

Click the link on the right to learn more about our SALE-a-bration, Clear Mount stamps and more!

January 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm Leave a comment


I'm Tammy Moore, a scrapbooking fanatic in Austin, TX. Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web. Feel free to contact me any time!

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