Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale!!

Holiday Sale- Monday, Dec 2nd ONLY!

Dates: November 20-December 2, 2013 Update: These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

 Description Retail Price Sale Price
 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
 Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
 Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
 Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
 Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit
Available now- while supplies last Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Product name: Item #: Price:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit135813$14.95

These are only available while supplies last so contact me today to take advantage of this offer-just in time to create 10 heirloom ornaments! Get your order in early so you have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting-or for the family tree!


And here's a video to show you how to put it all together!

Shop now at my online store: Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator.

Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Holiday Sale

Be sure to hop on over to my online store to check out some real holiday savings from Stampin' Up!  There are too many products on sale to list, but the savings range from 20-50% off.

Shop now: and be sure to choose me as your demonstrator.

~Kathleen Gallaher
Stampin' Up! Executive Demonstrator

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Envelope punch board notecard box

Here is a great use for your new envelope punch  board.  I started with a 9x9 piece of white card stock to make a perfect fit box for a notecard set.  This box holds four cards and envelopes, or up to eight MD cards (without embellishments).  You are going to make the box in the same way you make an envelope. 

Here are the easy directions: 
1.With your 9x9 square, score at 3.5 and 4.5 inches.  Punch both times. 
2. Flip the box 180 degrees and repeat. 
3. Now, line up the first score mark on the score guide (not the ruler).  Punch and score for both lines. 
4. Do this for the remaining side.  I found it easier to fill my box before securing it closed with sticky strip.
5. Add a cute belly band and embellish as desired!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sign up special

All I can say is "wow"!!!  For a limited time , you can become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for just $25.  You can enjoy the discount, the online shopping, the exclusive offers and preorders, the exclusive team message boards and facebook groups, as well as the excellent business support on the SU website!  Visit my website and click join now to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator today!!

And while you are there, don't forget to check out the clearance rack. New deals are added often!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Make your own envelopes

Stampin up! Has just released a brand new gadget...and I just love gadgets!!  This is the envelope punch board that sells for just $19.95.

It lets you make over 60 sizes of envelopes in just minutes.  Look how cute these are!

I made both from a piece of 12x6 paper in about a minute!  Hop on over to my online store to order yours and get a jumpstart on your holiday projects.  Stay tuned for some cute holiday cards coming up this week!


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Celebrate the creepy!

It's time to get your supplies ordered for your Halloween projects.  Stampin' Up! has everything you need including new stamp sets,  papers and a neat banner Kit!  Check it out today at my website and don't forget to see what new items are added to the clearance rack!!  (PS.  There have been some glitches in the SU website system. Please make sure you see my name as your demonstrator before you submit your order. If it doesn't, feel free to email me your order and I will take care of it for you!)

This Sample was stamped by Yvette Sanchez, one of my swap partners, and uses the new washi tape as well as our new chevron ribbon.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

It's fall!!

Have you seen the great products Stampin up has put out in the holiday catalog?  There are lots of new products and ideas to dress up your fall and holiday decor. Visit to shop online today.  

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Another flip flopper

These new thinlit dies come with a whole lot of extra shapes and images.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Flip flop card

Stampin' Up! has a new accessory for your big shot that makes making this "flip flop" card a breeze to make!



Thursday, August 29, 2013

September Specials

There are two specials right now that you don't want to miss!!

And this month, the 25th anniversary "Best of Autumn" set is super versatile and features some of demo favorites.

Place your order right online at

Saturday, August 10, 2013

More fun with washi

I ordered the washi tape bundle from Stampin up! , and after looking at the included pdf's and all the neat projects, I could hardly wait to get started.  So I ran out and stocked up on a few rolls to tide me over until my washi arrived.  So these cards use both SU and non- SU washi but they are all easy and fun to make!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Chalk talk

Another very popular set is chalk  talk.  Here it's paired with a gorgeous hologram sparkled butterfly.  This card is stunning in person!!

The stamp set is called Chalk Talk, and has a matching set of framelits, to make cutting your images on your Big Shot super easy! Buy both together and save 15%.   And have you seen this?  It's a magnetic platform base for your dies, which will keep those little pieces of paper in the right place! This is my favorite new accessory and worth every penny if you ask me!!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

More coffee

This little card is a called a matchbook card and has a little single serving size coffee packet inside. How cute!!  Still another great use of the "perfect blend" stamp set!  Get yours today! 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Ahhh, summer!

Isn't it amazing how a few little stamps and some ink can really make you feel like a true artist!  Enjoy this little bit of summer stamped by Chris McQuade.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

2013 Holiday Catalog Now Available!

The new holiday mini catalog is online and  available for order at my website.  One of the hottest new products is the snowflake stamps and matching framelits for your big shot.  They are called festive flurry stamps and framelits (pg 30) and can be bought together at a bundle price.  Here is a swap I made for my swap group using this new set, and the coordinating paper using a paper piecing technique called the "starburst". You will love the cool tones of this beautiful paper. We just can't get enough of coastal cabanna!!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Six sided sampler

This six sided sampler set is really trending along with our new Chevron ribbon!  I just love the yellow and gray color combo!  Order the stamps and the matching punch in a bundle to save!

We have lots of new ribbons this year to go with all your summer projects.  Click here to see our current selection. 

Bright new colors

There are lots of really fun color combinations in this year's catalog.  These cards use the "Quatrafancy" Designer Series Paper.  See it here.

Place your order today. All orders ship direct to your door and if your order totals $150 or more, you also get hostess benefits (aka FREE STUFF!).

Monday, July 29, 2013

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday Agu 2-4

Here's a little discount for Virginia residents on 2-4 August.  Certain SU items are part of the school supplies tax exempt holiday!

Here's the scoop!!

  The state of Virginia is having a sales tax holiday for school supplies up to $20 per item from August 2-4. Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free. Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional city, jurisdiction, or county taxes.

  The following items are tax-exempt during the Virginia sales tax holiday:
  • 2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
  • Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
  • Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
  • Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
  • Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
  • Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
  • Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
  • Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
  • Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
  • Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
  • 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 126856) $14.95
  • 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
  Shop online or email me your order!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Christmas in July!

Is Christmas really just five months away???

I just love it when a set can be used year-round by simply changing the colors.  Here is a holiday take on the mosaic madness set.  You are going to love the matching punch and coordinating embossing folder to give your paper art the "complete" look.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Washi tape card

I purchased the new washing tape class and washi tape  from Stampin Up! And  here is my first card!  Washi tape is super trendy, easy to use and fun!  Check out my online store at to see our full offering.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Coffee anyone?

This new coffee seems to be very popular with new customers and old alike. It's called "Perfect Blend".  Everyone seems to equate good coffee and good friends together!  See this new set here.

Place your order now at

Saturday, June 22, 2013

New flower shop set

Our new catalog is in full swing, and I have lots of samples to share with you. Here are two from a new stamp set called flower shop and it has a cordinating blossom punch to go with it!  You can find the stamp set on page 94 of our new catalog and the punch, called pansy, is on page 183.

There are 16 fantastic stampers in my swap group, and so far 10 of the cards have rolled in using this new blue color called coastal Cabana.  It's sort of a "tiffany" blue and is really going to be popular!

(New alphabet embossing folder!)

Here Yvette combined Coastal Cabana with another new, In Color, called Brown Sugar.  (By the way, she made the square using just the clear block!).
Head on over to my online store at to place your order today!


Friday, May 31, 2013

2013-2014 Catalog is now here!

It's here! Our gorgeous, new catalog is now open for business!!

In addition, there's a special! Grab three of our new greeting sets for 25% off!

Sale: 25 percent off three of our greeting sets!
No limits and get them on any order type (workshop, customer, demonstrator, or online).Dates: May 31-June 30, 2013
Sale PriceRetail PriceDescriptionItem
$17.96$23.95Sassy Salutations Wood-Mount Stamp Set132070
$13.46$17.95Sassy Salutations Clear-Mount Stamp Set126707
$14.96$19.95Sweet Essentials Wood-Mount Stamp Set132085
$11.21$14.95Sweet Essentials Clear-Mount Stamp Set126457
$21.71$28.95Petite Pairs Wood-Mount Stamp Set128706
$15.71$20.95Petite Pairs Clear-Mount Stamp Set122497

Monday, May 27, 2013

Twist and fold gift card holder

I've seen these cute gift card holders all over the web, and thought it would be great to use for graduation and weddings this time of year.  Here are a few I made for our Irish dance school to use in an upcoming event.  Each holder uses one half sheet of card stock, cut the long way.  Score down the middle diagonally and fold towards the top.  Then bring the outside edges together like a regular card.  You should have a pocket on the front and a pocket on the inside as well.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sweet card

Here is a thank you card I made with the new gingham garden paper. At first, it seemed kind of plain, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. It's a very sweet and simple card. I used melon mambo and daffodil delight as the accents and two rhinestones add just a little bit of bling.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

MDS candy bars

Have you downloaded the free trial for mds yet?  It's a super powerful program that will let you do so much more than just make digital albums.  I do all my photo and graphics work it, to include blog headers, teacher gifts, and much, much more.  You can find it, along with freebies, inspiration and weekly new downloads at

In fact, my son came to me at 9:15 pm the other night, asking if he could go out to get two teacher appreciation cards for his National Honor Society obligation (due by 7am of course!!). I've been told I have an entire craft store in my basement, and you should have seen the look on his face when I told him he had to go downstairs and make them instead!  Now, my children are expected to stamp cards for me twice a year- my birthday and mother's day.  After all, stamping and Stampin' UP! took them to Alaska, the Western Caribbean and through the Panama Canal not so very long ago...and I'm proud to say that my boys are pretty good about layering, using a paper trimmer, and choosing any color of ink but black for that one floral stamp <wink>...but Jake had no desire to do that for the teachers!  So I laughed, and explained he could do it on the computer with MDS of course!

We quickly found the file I had used with his school colors and mascot and he altered it a bit and printed them out.  As he glued them to a white card, I told him I'd just saved him $10!!!  He agreed, and decided his cards were actually better than anything he could have found at the store!  Wow!! And here are his cards.  So I say, if a 17 year old boy can, so can you!!  Give MDS a try today.

In addition, lately my volunteering for the high school has been as a "treat maker" for the kids in the advanced program both my sons are in.  Anyway, a little tweaking of my MDS files (I just keep hitting "insert duplicate page" and create my next project and keep them all as parts of the same file.  Last night, I created these covered Hershey bars.  I used one quarter sheet of copy paper for each one, and glued the "labels" I printed 8 at a time.  Quick, cute, and cheap!!  (and they are for teens, who really could care less...they just want the chocolate!)