Occasions Mini Catalog is here…

OccasionsMiniClick The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog is here! And customers who have purchased with me in the last year (January 1st-November 30th) should have already received this in the mail already, let me know if you didn't.

CLICK HERE to view the catalog in PDF version that you can download and keep.

CLICK HERE to download the Stampin' Supplies for all of the projects shown.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the Product Guide (specifications and explanations) of the products contained in the catalog.

I'd love to hear your feedback and what you'd love to have first!




Thinlits dies to DIE for!

Stampin' Up! has released some new awesome Thinlits dies that cut flip cards! There are two to choose from! Watch this short video below for details. If you are reading this via email, click here to watch the video.

Stampin' Up! Label Card Thinlits Die

These new card dies come with extra die pieces that have versatile designs, so you can use them on other projects, not just flip cards. (The Circle Card Thinlits Die comes with 10 total pieces; the Label Card Thinlits Die comes with nine total pieces.). And with the number of dies you're getting, plus the die that creates the card itself, the price is a great value-especially to create an interactive card!

  • Easy to mass produce flip cards, they would make great announcements, invitations, or Christmas cards.
  • These Thinlits Card Dies will be available at least through the 2013-2014 catalog year, but get yours now, because they are not in the catalog.

PLUS The main shape in the cards (circle and label) can work with a lot of our stamp images so you can create tons of different kinds of cards using many different stamp sets.
Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

Label Card Thinlits Die (item 133479):

  • Happy Day Stamp Set (item 130294 W item 130297 C)

Circle Card Thinlits Die (item 133480):

  • Worth the Wait Stamp (item 131094 W)
  • Five-Way Flower Stamp (item 131088 W)

Both card dies pair well with:

  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set (item 131931 W item 130733 C)
  • Yippee-Skippee! Stamp Set (item 131341 W item 131344 C)
  • Really Good Greetings Stamp Set (item 130330 W item 130333 C)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (item 130324 W item 130327 C)
  • These dies also work well with our new magnetic platform (item 130658) so you can place the dies exactly where you want them!

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



The *NEW* Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is Here…

Stampin' Up!'s 2013 Holiday Catalog Woo hoo! Happy August! And with that, comes Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog. Click the image (left) to see the new products individually and in product 'suites'.

Use these links as well:



o DOWNLOAD the Stampin' Supplies for samples

I'm on vacation in BEAUTIFUL North Carolina, on Hatteras Island (READ: Tony is reading about buying a rental property, LOL!).

Anyway, I have a ton of new products in a box waiting for me to get home and start playing. I have my first 'Christmas' workshop this Saturday the 10th for my wonderful friend Louise!!!

Let me know in the comments what you like and what you LOVE!!!

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator



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 www.Ustamp4fun.com 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