Stampin’ Up! Convention 2013 Display Boards


Yes, it's that time of the year again! Again, I've taken photos of the Stampin' Up! displays (there are about 500 of them in this gallery!) Click on the first thumbnail and clicking on it brings on the next photo. There are about 50 per page, so prepare to be here awhile!

In each frame, I focused on 2-6 samples or in many cases 1 so that you can view the detail easily. I've paid special attention to the company made board as well as the Artisan Showcase. Crazy talented people out there!



By The Tide Shabby Chic Lobster


ByTheTideLobster I'm on a roll, sharing the 'By The Tide' Stampin' Up! Set. And I have to admit that I took some flack over this card at the festival that I featured it at, people didn't really think that the shabby chic really went with lobster. Or maybe I missed the mark on the definition of 'shabby chic'? Oh well.

And the most DIFFICULT thing to find was the cotton gauze–apparently the stuff I had in my medicine closet is the old style–now it is all stretchy type that doesn't fray… I went nuts looking for it. Ended up going to a hospital supply store and having to by a roll of like 500 yards of it, LOL!  You guys can appreciate going to stores and trying to explain that 'well, I'm not really using it for wound dressing, I just wanted the stuff that frayed…' oh yeah, get her a rubber padded room (stat).

Anyway, I've included my step by step photo instructions (warning: don't download it if you don't like it, LOL!). You can view the stamp set here.

What can I say? I'll let you decide. Hit or miss? My fate is in your hands.

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



By The Tide Stationery Box

Stationery Box 'By The Tide'

By The Tide Box I'm celebrating the re-design of by sharing a step-by-step stationery box with a fabulous summer set 'By The Tide.' This was one of my SAB rubber stamp festival projects.

You can click on the PDF (left) and see the step-by-step photo directions. This is a cute purse-like box that will hold a set of cards.

And I'm sorry my feed service kicked out a January post the other day… Feedburner is no longer very reliable and I think my upgrades on my site caused Feedburner to overreact.

'By The Tide' Stationery Box & Matching Card


Stationery Box
Set(s) Used: By The Tide (wood: 129117; clear: 129120)
(two pieces) 5 ½ x 7 inch Crumb Cake cardstock (scored @ 5 ½”)
3 x 8 ½ Crumb Cake strip, scored at: 1 ¼, 1 ¾, 6 ¾, 7 ¼
Crumb Cake Ink & Soft Suede Ink, Sticky Strip #104294, Naturals Buttons #119743, Clear Block “D“ for block stamping, Dimensionals™ #104430, Neutrals Brads #119736; Natural 7/16th inch Trim Ribbon #129287, 1/16th inch hole punch, Sticky Strip™ 104294#, Bone Folder; OTHER: Hemp twine, cotton ‘rolled’ bandage
—–Sizzix Accessories—-
Framelits Labels Collection #125598; Adorning Accents Folders #125601, Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595; Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform, standard Cutting pads (#113439)

Go ahead, give it a try!




New Catalog Is Here!


SEE the Catalog Online
View the Stampin’ Supplies for the samples!

Hey, Stampin’ Up! is allowing you to begin ordering from the new 2013-14 Catalog after noon Mountain time… which is 2:00 pm Eastern.  Woo hoo!

A few other things to note (some of these catalogs won’t work until Stampin’ Up!’s online ordering area goes back online after 12 pm MT/2 pm Eastern):

  • My online store is down until the 3 pm Eastern when it comes online for ordering
  • You can still order Discontinuing Stamp Sets while inventory is available until June 3rd
  • You can still order Discontinuing Accessories while supplies last until June 3rd
  • You can still order from the current catalog (online version here) when .
  • All orders in my online store will be processed immediately through SU directly and if you want to ensure that you get it… you can cut down on time by doing it directly. All online orders receive a free creative gift of a step-by-step project PDF when I receive notification of your online order.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



Nature Walk… going, going…



I will truly miss this set Nature Walk (wood / clear) when the current 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! catalog EXPIRES this Friday, May 31st!

I made this little ensemble last year as a gift set for my wonderful hostesses. The detail on this fabulous botanical set is amazing. I would love more of this type of ‘artistic’ rubber stamp sets–and I look forward to sharing the new catalog with you guys!

You can see ALL of the retiring sets HERE.

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



Word Play Graduation Card

Graduation Card

GraduationSideview The ‘Word Play‘ set is truly one of the most amazingly versatile sets in the catalog. The discontinuing list is coming and I can only hope this is not on it! Stampin’ Up! seemed to be giving away the silver glimmer paper with each order for awhile (to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year) and I am LOVING IT!

This card was so simply made and one of the Stampapalooza cards we will be making this Friday evening!


CLICK to buy - Silver Glimmer Paper
Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



All Dressed Up Wedding Card

All Dressed Up Wedding Card

I’ve gotten a bunch of questions about how I did this, so here are some step-by-step photos:

dress1  dress2  dress3  dress4dress6  dress7



It has been a long time since I’ve gone to a wedding shower… and somehow I’ve gone from one of the excited young women in the wedding party (or friend of the bride) to one of the old lady invites–friend of the parents! The young bride is just a sweet and beautiful girl and it seems like yesterday that she was in high school. I wanted to make a special card for her and it has been a very long time since I’ve sat down and actually made a card for an occasion. It was a very nice feeling when she announced–‘Oh this has to be from Amy’ when she pulled the card out of the gift bag [warm fuzzy feeling–card was appreciated]!

So, I finally got to use my ‘All Dressed Up’ framelits dies!  You can see below the one that is the ‘form’ (neck/shoulders/body with ‘stand’–cut out of Naturals Ivory paper) and the other for the actual dress (in white and embossed) and that I added two of the lace doilies for the skirt that are a special order item in the Occasions Catalog. And of course lots and lots of Pearls!!! In fact the necklace was made with the pearl strips that are all attached. I cut a strip of 5 pearls and easily peeled and pressed them on!

The Sizzix textured embossing folders used were the ‘Vintage Wallpaper‘ and ‘Perfect Polka Dots‘ as well as the Apothecary Accents framelits (for the opening).

Click to Order Framelits Dies 'All Dressed Up'

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Artisan Embellishments

Those of you coming to my StampersXpress class for April… we will be making that card! So, click here to sign up… weddings and graduations are right around the corner–you won’t want to miss this! Will I see you there?

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



Stampin’ Up! Color Refresh!

Well it doesn’t happen often, but every few years, Stampin’ Up! updates their color line by adding and removing colors. Usually, they only add current and former In-Colors, however this time, they are adding a new light gray (remember Going Gray?)… I loved that color for shading (especially the marker).

Watch the video for the absolute BEST explanation of the new makeup of the 40 Stampin’ Up! colors:

Remember, this catalog ends on May 31st, however the current colors are only available while they last!


Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive