Thursday, August 26, 2010


Let's face it; ribbon is one of those embellishments that make the card. And - Stampin' Up!'s ribbons are fabulous...but with all this new product, what is a person to do? Let me give you a few choices on how to obtain all those LOVELY ribbons...And once you try them out, if you fall in love with a particular ribbon, later on you can order yourself a spool!


Choose the ribbon type you wish to purchase to get a selection of all the delicious new ribbons in all the offered colors that match the Stampin’ Up! colors in Ink, Cardstock and Designer Series Paper. Check out the current catalog pages 190 and 191 to see the different types of ribbon and the colors available. Pick one group of Ribbon Types or as many as you would like...


You can get a sampling of all the ribbons for one set price. The cost for you to buy all the available spools of ribbon would be over $700….but now you don’t have to break the bank!!! Check it out!


Get TWO YARDS each of all the above mentioned ribbons, PLUS

2 yards each of the specialty Crochet Trim Ribbon (Chantilly ½” and Victoria 5/8”) AND

2 yards of 3/8 Twill Tape AND

2 yards of the 5/8” Whisper White 5/8” Organza ribbon

FOR $110 (value at $122.50 with tax & S&H)


Want it all but want to tone it down a tad? Then you can get the …


Where you can get ONE YARD each from the GOTTA HAVE IT ALL set for $60

Shoot me an email to let me know what you would like!! A confirmation e-mail will be sent upon receipt of your order, and your ribbon should be here within two weeks, barring any weird shipping issues, and then packaged for you. Please remember that these prices are not offered by Stampin’ Up!, the company, so you may not place the order through my website with my online order service. This offer is only valid through me, Maureen Stivala, as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Prices are for local delivery or pickup only. If you are far away from me, I can mail the ribbons through the US postal service for an additional $2 first class mail or $5 priority shipping. Shipping can only be in the United States. If you order several different ribbon types, I will combine them for only one shipping fee per order. Just let me know if I need to mail your order. Payment can be made with cash, check, money order …OR… I can send you a PayPal invoice where you can use a credit card or PayPal balance. Shipment will occur when funds are cleared. Simple, Easy, Secure…

PS…If none of these 3 choices works for you, please contact me through email and let’s see if I can’t help you….because I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!

I will take orders through and up to September 30th. I may re-offer at that time, but stay tuned! This post will stay at the top of the blog until 9-30-10.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Love that Dove...

So our great-nephew made his First Communion and I made this card for him using a retired Designer Series Paper. I also used a non-SU sentiment [gasp - rubbahdultery~!!!}, as I wanted a big saying here for the front and don't have one...However, I used the ever faithful and still present Bashful Blue and Garden Green paper and I used the dove from the holiday set Wish for Peace. I think it came out rather nicely, if I do say so myself. On the dove, I used Stazon black ink, hit it with the dryer - then covered the image with Versa Mark ink, and put on iridescent embossing powder before I cut it out. THAT gave it the WOW factor.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Card for Bob...

So, when you stamp as much as I do you need to reinforce those home relationships with a card or two, so that no one feels left out of the stampin' scene. So here is a card that I made for my dear hubby Bob, using the Summer Mini Catalog set Sweet Scoops (#117078 wood, 120078 clear). He eats ice cream nearly every day. I know its not good for him, but when you survive 5 primary cancers you can pretty much eat whatever makes you happy!! So this card is a sugar cone with three of his favorite flavors - coffee, pistachio and banana. AND - a cherry on top!! We found a little ice cream store in the heart of Easton and he can get any or all of those three flavors. Its really good ice cream - from the store The Purple Cow. Me- when I am cheating on my diet, I get the tiramesu flavor....ummm ummmm good! For the card, I embossed the words onto the Designer Series paper, so they stood out, added the five brads and a ribbon, and wallah!! Done!! Whaddya think?

PS The Summer Mini catalog is only good until August 31st, so make sure you order it in time if you would like this set!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A Z-fold golfer card...

So here is another creation by the kids for father's day. Besides the Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Bashful Blue paper from Stampin' Up! - I believe they used a retired Designer Series Paper...will check on that...and a retired set from one of our mini catalogs. The kids were very excited to try a new fold technique. I think they did a great job, don't you?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Masking for Effect!!

So here is lil Shannon's birthday card...The bear is water colored using ink pads and aqua painters on Stampin' Up!'s wonderful water color paper - and I used the Masking Technique for the hat and the balloons. Can't have a birthday without balloons and party hats, now, can we?!?!?! I used Pretty in Pink and Banana Yellow for this card and I think it came out very cute. My lil Shannon loved it! That's all I need! Enjoy!