Cookie Press stamps

What better way to gear up for the holiday baking season than with these Cookie Press stamps? So fun and easy to use!
Check out the sidebar button to get yours today!


A few of the sneak peeks are here!

I'm getting very excited for fall: cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all sorts of other fun fall activities!
Of course, I'm most excited about sharing the Holiday Mini and it's great new products with you!

First up: the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool! The possibilities are endless with this one! Scoring cards becomes effortless; and you can make these fun lollies to decorate anything and everything with!

Fancy Favor Box

Side view

Next up, the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and Pewter Embossing Powder. These are two of my favorites that I will be using on everything this fall!

Close up of Pewter embossing powder

Fun fall layout

And finally, just one of the many fall card ideas floating around in my head. Wouldn't you love this to be the make & take at your September workshop? Let's get it booked so you can earn lots of free stuff!

Mmm, can't wait for Pumpkin Pie!
Blog Candy Alert: Everyone that leaves a comment on this post will be entered to win a Pewter embossing powder. Anyone who correctly guesses in their comment all of the punches used on the pumpkin card will have a chance to win a pack of the Spice Cake DSP!

Let's get inky!


Sneak Peek blog candy

Who can believe August is almost over? That means only 6 more days to take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free special on Designer Series Paper! Better get yours ordered today.
 I've been having a great time showing my dear stamping friends how to make paper flowers this month.

Tonight I'm going to be working on projects for my September workshops which will feature some fabulous new items from the Holiday Mini that goes live September 1st! Keep an eye out, I'll be posting pictures of these projects in the next couple days for you to get a sneak peek at some of my new favorites. 

Want to "score" a sweet deal? Everyone who posts a comment will get their own new 2011 Holiday Mini. Refer your friends to my blog and the person with the most referrals will be the lucky recipient one of my new favorites from the mini (hint: they have to tell me that you referred them).  Comments for blog candy will be accepted until I post my next blog, so you've only got 24 hours to get your friends here!


Big fun in August!

Wow, where did July go? The new Idea Book & Catalog just came out.....one month ago! 
I've been busy playing with new accessories I've gotten, trying out new ideas, and creating new projects for August events. 
July was an exciting month. Michelle C. was my first hostess to benefit from the new hostess plan. With her $400 workshop, she got $65 in free merchandise, PLUS she chose to purchase the Big Shot as her 50% off item! I also had fun setting up vendor booths at the Emporia Senior Center crop and Emporia Mainstreet's Midnight Madness. I got to meet lots of fun, crafty new people!
My August calendar is filling up quickly, but I do have a few dates towards the end of the month available for workshops. These are two of the projects that August hostesses have the option of choosing for us to make at their workshop:

Another exciting announcement: During August, all Designer Series Paper is Buy 3 packs, Get 1 FREE!
Check it out today!


Cropping and MDS

I had a vendor booth at a local crop to benefit our senior center this weekend. It was the first two day crop I've ever participated it; and I loved it! I sold some retired product (got to make room for the new), worked on a few projects, and most importantly: met some new friends that I look forward to getting to know better at future events.
I didn't get as many things completed as I'd hoped. (I should have known better, right?) But I did get several pages done in my KC trip album, so I was very happy. On a good schedule with that, since it took me a year to finish the Omaha album, and I'm already a third done with this one!

Here are a few of my favorite pages so far. (and no snakes, Shannon)

Reminder: Only 4 more days to order retiring products!
Happy creating! 


New In Colors

I got my latest Stampin' Up! order yesterday! The new In Colors (cardstock, markers, ink pads and refills), new ribbon, the new Petite Pennants punch, and the Tote-ally Tess stamp set that I've been wanting. All completely FREE, thanks to my last title promotion!

Traylor and I just got back from our late anniversary trip, so I've got over 200 pictures to scrapbook. Would it be wrong if I spent his entire birthday today scrapping and playing with my new stamping toys?
Here's a few of the pictures I can't wait to work with on my next digital album:

Happy papercrafting day to all!


Great Stampin' Up! week

What a week! I got my free preview copy of the new catalog, the free stamp set I earned during Sale-A-Bration, and my latest MDS (My Digital Studio) album that I created and had printed. I also got my Certificate of Promotion and pin for promoting to Senior Supervisor!
Believe me, you are going to want to get your hands on this new catalog. I've joked that the hubby's going to divorce me for putting us in the poor house because there so much new stuff that I have to have! :)
In the meantime, I'd like to share with you some of the pages from my MDS album.
This is the album cover.


If you haven't had the opportunity to check out My Digital Studio, let's schedule a time to get together so you can try it out! 
BLOG CANDY TIME! It's easy to earn a chance at this weeks blog candy. Just leave a comment about you favorite page from above and one lucky winner will get a package of 6x6 Designer Series Paper featured as a hostess gift in the current catalog!


My Favorite Time of Year

It's that time again! The Last Chance Lists have been released. June 30th is the last date for anything on these lists. HOWEVER, the accessories list might not last that long; once they're sold out, there's no more! Order through my website ASAP to make sure you get what you want!
Click here to view retiring:
Definitely Decorative (vinyl accents)

In other exciting news; I finished my digital album from our 1st anniversary trip last night. Stay tuned for a few of the pages to be posted. 
And very soon I'll start giving hints about the new hostess program. 


Embossing Twist #1

I used two new ideas today for this fun card. I mixed two of our embossing powders together for a new color and extra dimension. Then I used the embossing powder as "grout" for a mosaic look.
Click here for a tutorial and supplies used.


Thanks for joining me on this journey! My name is Darcy. I've been papercrafting for 8 years. I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in January 2004. I love sharing my love of stamping with anyone and everyone, especially those who think they are not creative. There's no greater sense of accomplishment for me than seeing the look on someone's face when they realize they have just created the wonderful project in their hands!
I have two other loves besides Stampin' Up! They are my husband, Traylor; and our furry baby, Abby. She thinks she's a stampin' cat, however her idea of helping is eating cardstock or adhesive or ribbon. Yet, she can't figure out how she got the nickname, "devil child!"
Be sure to sign up for updates while you're here. You don't want to miss out on the announcement about exciting changes in store for Stampin' Up! hostess! Plus I'll be providing pictures of new projects I'm working on and tutorials for every experience level of stamper.
Stay tuned for my next update when I'll be offering up my first Blog Candy!