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:

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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



25 Year ‘Best Of’ Sets available for a limited time!

Hydrangea This hydrangea stamp was part of a retired hostess set that is now available again (smaller than the original) as part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25-year anniversary celebration.

That’s right they’re bringing back some of our favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image! Each month, there is a different theme and this month it is ‘flowers’ (see flyer for all images).

And by the way all you Copic enthusiasts–I did all of the coloring with Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Write markers, so there! See my original article here.

Check back here every month to download a flyer for a new Best of stamp set!

Some things to remember:

  • All ‘Best Of’ stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While they are releasing just one ‘Best Of’ stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.

Click the links below to download the sets currently available (I will be updating this article each month):

  • January’s ‘Best Of’ – Birthdays (order the set HERE).
  • February’s ‘Best Of’ – Love
  • March’s ‘Best Of’ – Flowers

NOTE: Sets are only available in clear mount

While they are releasing just one ‘Best Of’ stamp set per month, all of the ‘Best Of’ sets will be available until March 31, 2014. As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, they’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every ‘Best Of’ set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!

Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



Photopolymer Stamps! (pigs are flying…)

Photopolymer Stamps

Well, something that I didn’t ever think would happen! Stampin’ Up! has come out with a (likely one of many to come) photopoymer stamp set! This is a completely clear stamp mount… that you can see through the clear block. CLICK HERE to view a flyer with up-close details of the set.

Some benefits include:

  • Top-quality photopolymer that gives a perfectly stamped image every time.
  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement!
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.

Below is a ‘tongue in cheek’ quick video that at the very end shows the set quickly in use.

So, what do you think?

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



2013 Leadership Display Boards

Pam Morgan Demo I had some very well needed ‘girlfriend’ therapy at Stampin’ Up!’s leadership conference.

I rediscovered my ‘pearl,’ i.e., what Stampin’ Up! is is for me–which is the wonderful friends that I have made through my association with Stampin’ Up!

And thank you to all you ladies who recognized me and let me photograph the displays in a crowd because you know that I’ll share them!

I’ve included photos of the live demos, especially the exceptional samples shared on main stage by Pam Morgan (seen left).  I am excited to share them with you, enjoy!

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



Stampin’ Up! catalog on Google Catalogs

Google Catalogs
for your tablet!

Google Play


Did you get a tablet for Christmas? Time to trick it out with the Google Catalogs app!

In partnership with Google Catalogs, Stampin’ Up! is thrilled to announce its first tablet-friendly catalog! It’s interactive, it’s easy–and it’s now available for iPad and Android tablets in the US.

 To access the catalog:

  • Download the Google Catalog app (available through iTunes and Google Play).
  • Sign in using your Google or Gmail account. If you don’t have a Google account, you can create one by tapping the Sign Up button in the app.
  • After you have signed in, search for Stampin’ Up! in the Select Favorite Catalogs list.
  • Select Stampin’ Up! by tapping the small stamp icon next to the name, then tap Done.
  • Click the “Favorites” icon at the bottom of the app, then tap the Stampin’ Up! catalog cover to open it. That’s it!


Cool Features of the app:

  • Browse the catalog with ease on your tablet.
  • Get more information, see additional images (beyond what is available in the catalog), and zoom in on your favorite products.
  • Watch videos from our YouTube channel right inside the app! Jump to the Stampin’ Trimmer on page 180 (page 182 in the app) to see it in action.
  • SHOP ONLINE! Order products directly from the app with just a few taps through Stampin’ Up!’s online store.

Note: Google Catalogs is currently available in the US only and is not supported in Canada at this time. We will test this app in the US and make it available in Canada as soon as Google opens up their product to that market.

Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive



2013 Spring Catalog is here!

CLICK HERE for the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog My apologies for my feed service kicking out an old October article on New Year’s day. I guess that Feedburner did a *little* too much celebrating the night before?

I know that I have been quiet on my blog these last few months. I spent most of the summer with my mother-in-law for the last months of her life. She was like a mother to me these last 29 years, more than my own was. The holidays were so sad for all of us as she passed away in October. My heart has been heavy and it has been difficult to be creative. The kind and positive feedback I get from my followers is a great motivator for me though. I hope to have more to share with you soon.

I am excited to announce the new 2013 Spring Catalog! Here are some excellent links if you can’t wait to see. I don’t want to admit the amount of damage I’ve already done with it… now I need to get to creating!

CLICK HERE to download the PDF
CLICK HERE for the interactive online catalog
CLICK HERE for the project supplies

Did you receive one? Would you like to? I do mailings every two weeks, let me know if you wish to have one sent to you.  I will include you in the next mailing. Don’t forget to give me your full address!
Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive