Thursday, October 6, 2011


I still can't believe this amazing deal! Stampin' Up is offering a FREE BIG SHOT or 100$ in product of your choice when you get either of our 2 starter kits! What an amazing deal!!! The starter kit has over 330$ worth of fabulous Stampin' Up! product in it already. Add the Free big shot or the 100$ in product and you get almost 500$ worth of your favorite products for just 175$!!!
You can see all the details and customize your kit online here
my password you will need is: vilmaldonado

I would love to chat with you about this great opportunity! Email me here: It would make a great Christmas gift from your family!!!
Happy crafting!

Clearance rack updated!!! Up to 80%

Hey stampers & scrappers! Stampin' Up has added more things to the clearance rack.
You can see them here

This is just one of the many items on there. The Specialty DSP is just $4.79, marked down from $11.95!That's over 50% off!
There are many more deals, so be sure to check it out today. Everything in the clearance rack is while supplies last. Don't miss your chance to get these great products at an amazing discount!
Have a happy Stampin' Day!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hey stampers & scrappers! Sorry I have not posted in a while. I am having serious technical difficulties. My computer and I have a love hate relationship right now. I have been advised to back up all of my pictures... So you know it is bad! Until I get it to stop hating me, I will be posting to my Facebook page since I can do it through my phone.
Be sure to search for " stamp & scrap shack" under the pages tab. If you have any questions, feel free to email me:
Happy stampin'!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sarah's Baby Shower!

I have been busy as a bee preparing a baby shower for my best friend Sarah! I can't wait to show you all of the cute little things I have made for this shower. I am starting (of course) with the invitation. Isn't it adorable?! I saw this on a blog from another demo (sorry I can't remember her name to give her credit). If you would like to recreate this here is what you will need:

Pretty in Pink Cardstock (102544)
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
Scallop edge punch (119882)
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (117335)
1 3/8 circle punch (119860)
Tombow mulitpurpose liquid Glue (110755)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Inspired Best of everything

This little bird is so stinkin' cute! This is one of my new favorite sets from the 2011-2012 Idea book and catalog.
I was inspired to make this card when I saw one from Dawn Olchefske. I used our new stripes embossing folder and new dotted scallop ribbon. Along with the Best of Everything stamp set. I think it makes a great "man" card...don't you?
This is another one of my August cards. If you want to make this one, email me for class schedules or to schedule your own private class!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Here is a gorgeous card my Best Friend Traci Tracy made. It is so gorgeous! It is so special to me. She used the new My Friend set from the new Idea book & catalog.
Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thank you quilt card


Here is the matching Thank you card for the baby boy quilt package from last week. Run through the lattice die and add details. Super Simple, but looks gorgeous!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Scrap the scraps!


We all have those scraps we just can't bare to throw away! Here is a great way to use them!
I cut out 2x2 inch squares from left over pieces of Designer paper I couldn't bare to throw away. Make 6 columns across and 4 down. Depending on the size of the picture, you may not need the squares in the middle. Add some ribbon on top and a few brads and there you have it!
Super easy page!
Happy Scrappin'!
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Monday, August 8, 2011


So,I finally got around to scrapping some of my leadership pictures. One of the things I love most about Stampin' Up is how much they love their demonstrators! Here is a page I made of Managers Reception. It was so much fun! It was held at the famous Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville, TN! The night was full of surprises & fun.
I didn't have an embellishment to go with my page, so I took a ring and covered it with out fabric and ribbons. Want to make pages like this?! Join me once a month for scrap club! Our next crop is this Saturday! Email me or check out my website for details:
Happy Scrappin'!
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Hello, Doily!

Isn't this card gorgeous?! I am in love with this new background stamp called Hello, Doily! I am doing this card in my workshops this month. Schedule your free private class asap! I have a few dates left for August.
Email me to schedule yours!
Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Simply Adorned!

Don't you love these?! They make wonderful gifts for that person who has it all! Last Christmas I gave one to my mom and she loved it!! I make 5 inserts to go with it so it matches all her outfits!
Join me for a free class on August 26th to make yours! Or start your Christmas shopping early and order one for a loved one. I will make the inserts free with your purchase. Email me for details!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Baby Boy package


I love this technique! I made this for the store for a baby shower package. The top note die so versatile. This is a great way to use your scraps of paper. Mount your scraps onto cardstock, run it through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. Run the top note that you just cut out through the lattice embossing folder and then mount it onto a standard size card (5.5 x 4.25). Add whatever details you would like. Draw lines to create a faux stiched look.
It is such an easy technique.

Happy Stamping!
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Here is a set I made for the store. It is an invitation, a favor, and a thank you card. It uses our triple layer punch and the embossing folders from the big shot.
Speaking of Big Shot...when you host a 400$ party you now get one half price item! You can get that Big Shot you have been dying to have. Email me to reserve your date.
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Monday, July 18, 2011



So, most of you know that I LOVE this stamp! It makes such easy beautiful cards! I used the Medallion stamp with our new Melon Mambo embossing powder.
Here is one I did for my wonderful Lake Forest ladies. If you would like the kit to make this card, email me to get yours.
Also, I have added a pennant fun class to the August Schedule. I only have room for 10, so sign up today. Email me for details.

Happy Stampin'!
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Best of Everything!

Isn't this card adorable?! Linda Heller (one of my demo friends) designed it for a team meeting last month. It features the new Stamp set called Best of Everything (123536). I love this set. It has a cute little stamp that matches our curly label punch that says "made for you" with a little heart.
I will be doing this card and so many more for my classes and workshops in August.
If you would like to sign up to host a class (at my house or yours), email me to schedule a date. I have a special free gift for those who get their friends together in August!
To all my paper fanatics....Stampin' Up is offering a buy 3 get 1 free promo in August! Email me to get your hands on this beautiful paper free!
Happy Stampin'!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mystery hostess winner......

Congrats to Michelle!!! She won the 30$ in hostess $ for the new catalog! If you missed this drawing, be sure to check back in soon! I will be doing a vacation hostess drawing when I leave for the beach.
If you don't have your hands on a new catalog, email me asap!
I would love to get you one. It is perfect reading for the beach or the car...or really anywhere!
Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tulip Embossing Folder


Here is a card I recently did for my Breast Cancer crop.
I used the beautiful Tulip embossing folder along with the elegant bouquet folder. Added a greeting with Teeny tiny Wishes and topped it off by sponging some of our AWESOME shimmer paint on the flowers.

Want to get all of Stampin' Up's great ribbons? Here is your chance! Starting July 1, I will be doing ribbon shares for each of the different types of ribbon. If you would like to get your hands on every color, email me to find out details!

Happy Stampin'!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Window Sheets!


Here is a simple, yet elegant card I made using our window sheets. I stamped with Staz on, then crystal effects, then dazzling diamonds! What do you think?!
If you haven't heard yet, I will be drawing for 30$ in NEW hostess DOLLARS! All who place an order by June 30th will have their name put in the hat for the free hostess Dollars.
If you would like to get your name in the drawing, email me asap.
Happy Stampin'!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Watercolor Class


I LOVE THIS CARD! My amazing friend Traci made it. Isn't she talented?! I will be teaching watercoloring on June 28th at my house! Come learn how to make this gorgeous card! By the way...did you see the new punch? I love it!!!
If you want to sign u for this great class, email me asap!
Happy Stampin'!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Scrap Page Featuring Strength & Hope

Here is a page I made with the Strength & Hope set.
I embossed the images in clear across the top to give it texture and crumbled the Newsprint Dsp which is still available on the Last Chance list. To get your hands on this versatile Designer paper, email me asap!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Strength & Hope

The Strength & Hope set is a gorgeous set that features beautiful images of hope. Stampin' Up! is donating proceeds from every set sold to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Here is a card that I made featuring this great set. It is simple but beautiful.
If you would like to get this card kit or this great set, email me.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Another diaper cake...

Apparently I am the queen of diaper cakes. I have made about 10 in the last couple of months. I love making these! Here is one that I made for my friend Tiana. I used the big shot to make the top note and the name in the top note.
I have a card class on the 30th of this month! If you would like to attend email me asap!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Party Hearty

So after reviewing the retiring list for the millionth time, I saw that Party Hearty was on there! This is one of my favorite sets. I was so sad to see it on there. Here is a birthday crown I made for the store. I love how the little cupcakes sit on top.

If you would like a new catalog or would like to place an order for Last Chance items, email me asap!
Happy Stampin' & Scrappin'!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stampin' Up! Rummage Sale This Saturday!!!

Sorry I have been missing in action! My mother in law has been in the hospital. Will post more next week. In the meantime, wanted to remind you that my annual Stampin' Up Rummage sale is this Saturday from 10-1:30! If you hosted a party this year or were in scrap club, you can come at 9:30.
I have retired ink pads, reinkers, markers, stamp sets, hostess sets, and accessories marked extremely low!
Also, all regular or online orders placed this Saturday will receive a free gift!
All items are 1st come 1st serve. I can't take a credit card for Rummage sale items, so be sure to bring cash.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Neutral Diaper Cake

Here is a picture of the 3rd cake I did for the store.
Tomorrow I am doing a crop to benefit a very special girl diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma. If you would like to crop the day away and help out a great cause, email me asap!
Have a happy day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Diaper Cakes!

As you can see, I am surrounded by weddings and babies!
These are 2 diaper cakes that I made for the baby boutique!
Aren't they adorable?! Stampin' Up coordinating cardstock, ribbon, ink, and buttons made it super easy!
If you want to order one for a special shower you have coming up, email me for details :)
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wedding odds & ends

Hey Stampers & scrappers!
As you can see I have been surrounded by weddings! Here are some of the menu cards & seating cards I designed for my cousin.
I love this wedding sweet set. It makes it so easy to create your own elegant wedding ensemble.
I will be uploading the shower invite for that tomorrow!
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bridal Shower Invitations


Hey Stampers & scrappers!
I wanted to share with you a beautiful invitation I made for a bridal shower. The Daffodil and whisper white card pulls out of the top with all the details for the shower.
It is an elegant card to make for any occasions. You can change it up for a new baby or even a sassy birthday Party.
I will be selling this card kit in my summer stamping kit. If you would like to get your hands on one, email me :)
Happy Stampin'!
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Great Embellishment technique....

I love this easy technique my friend Sian showed me a few weeks ago.
Notice how I have shells on my page as an embellishment. You use crystal effects and a window sheet!! Want to make one?! Join me for scrap club! This is one of our layouts coming up.
I am also starting a monthly kit club. This will be one of the layouts being mailed out. If you want to know more details about the SUMMER KIT CLUB, email me for details!
Happy Scrappin'!

Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Hey scrappers & stampers! I am so sorry it has taken me so long. Most of you know that I had a nice 5 day stay at the hospital. That through me for quite the loop! Then, (I am sure you have seen) I was reconstructing my blog. So, here we are!
I am going to start by showing you some pictures of pages I made during my birthday weekend getaway. I was so blessed to have been able to scrap an entire weekend with my best scrappin' friends!
Here is a page I made using our hostess designer paper pack. This page uses the crimper and a set coming in the Summer Mini. You are going to love the mini. If you haven't received one in the mail, contact me and I will get you one asap!
Happy scrappin'!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Blog Follower Winner!!!

Hey Stampers & scrappers! I know those of you following have been waiting to see who won my blog candy surprise!!!!!
The winner is .....EILEEN!!! Please send my your address to so I can mail out your blog candy surprise!
Sorry it has taken me so long, but I came off of an amazing week at Leadership conference only to get off the plane with the FLU! UGH!
So, as much as I would like to show you some amazing things from the will have to wait.
I hope to be up and functioning by Thursday. My instinct is to say tomorrow, but one of my resolution is to be more realistic. So, check back on Thursday :)
Have a stamping fun day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Stampin' Up Leadership Training

One of my favorite things about being a Stampin' Up demonstrator is going to Stampin' up events! I absolutely love leadership conference. This year it is in Nashville! I am so excited to see all the great samples and project ideas they have for us. I am also excited to spend time with all of the great woman who I have met through this great company!
Here is my swap for leadership this year. I was trying to stick with a "male card" theme. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the Occasions Mini catalog. It is called Button, Button. It is so versatile and can be used for such a wide variety of things (i.e. scrapbooks, cards, male or female, etc.).
Want to make this great card and get free stamps?! Schedule your private stamping or scrapbooking class today! You can earn great free stamps during Sale-a-bration!
Email me to find out how!

Supplies: (all Stampin' Up! Products)
Cajun Craze 8.5x11 cardstock
Chocolate Chip 8.5x11 cardstock
Baja Breeze 8.5x11 cardstock
Vanilla 8.5x11 cardstock
Cajun craze ink
Chocolate Chip ink
Cutter Kit
3/4 inch circle punch
Linen Thread
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More Free Stamps!

Hopefully you have signed up to follow my blog. I will be drawing a winner today for some cool stampin' stuff!
Here is another great card featuring another FREE sale-a-bration set called Sweet Summer. It was made by a demo friend named Carla. Isn't she so talented?! It also uses the FREE DESIGNER PAPER & Coordinating FREE RIBBON!
All these great free products!
Schedule your private class today to get some great FREE STAMPS, PAPER, & RIBBON!

Supplies (Stampin' Up):
Pacific Point Ink & Cardstock
Melon Mambo Ink & Cardstock
Peach Parfait ink & Cardstock
Tag Punch
Large tag Punch
Sale-a-bration designer paper & Ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 10, 2011

bag tags!

I can not tell you how excited I am for Stampin' Up Leadership Conference this week! I absolutely love my job. I love that Stampin' Up offers these great events and that we can reunite with demonstrator friends from all over the country.
Today I am showing you my bag tag (or 1 page of it). SU gives everyone a bag at the conference and they are all the same. They encourage you to bring something to differentiate yours from all the others. Here are my fellas with a few little embellishments!
It was so fast and easy!
Supplies (Stampin' Up!):
Love Letter Designer Paper
Eyelet border punch
Glitter Brads

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Better pictures....I promise!

Hey Stampers & scrappers! I promise to get better pictures! I wanted to show you this card even though the picture is not that great. This is another Traci Tracy creation! This is another stamp in the punch bunch set. Isn't it adorable?! It makes the cutest tags! This set of 5 matches all our punches which makes for quick and easy layering. If you haven't received your mini catalog in the mail, but sure to email me. They should have already been in your mailbox. You won't want to miss out on all these FREE products!

Happy Stamping!

Supplies (Stampin' Up!):
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
So Saffron Cardstock
Tag Punch
Large Tag Punch
Stampin' Write Markers
1/8 Taffeta ribbon
Polka dot embossing folder

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

3x3 Punch Bunch

Here are two simple cards I made using another stamp from PUNCH BUNCH.
It is amazing how many great cards you can make with just this one set!

Happy Stamping!
Supplies (Stampin' Up!):
Poppy Parade Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Scallop Circle Punch
Poppy Parade Ink
Designer paper(Concord Crush)
Crystal Effects

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year....New Resolutions....

So, have you made yours? Among others, I will be working on my blog this year. Our My Digital Studio program does blog headers and all kinds of things besides cards and scrapbook pages. Be sure to stop by in the next few weeks to check out the changes!
Here is another simple and easy card using my favorite set out of the occasions mini! It is called Button, button. It is so versatile! Also featured is the set I was telling you about yesterday....Punch Bunch. It's Free and available only during Sale-a-bration! Email me for details!

Happy Stamping!

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Whisper White Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Basic gray ink
Melon Mambo Ink
3/4 inch circle punch
1 1/4 inch circle punch
Flower Folds Die
Polka dot Embossing folder

Monday, January 3, 2011

Punch Bunch!

Isn't this adorable?! My best friend Traci Tracy (yes, that is really her name!) made it. She is such a talented Stampin' Up demonstrator! It uses the exclusive set that you can't even's FREE! It is called punch bunch and will be featured in our SALE-A-BRATION catalog. It's free with a qualifying order. This set is awesome! Check back tomorrow for another Peek!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


I can not tell you how excited I am for this year's SALE-A-BRATION! The free products to choose from are so great this year! Buttons, ribbon, Designer paper, Stamp sets, Decor elements and MORE!
Here is a card I made for a demo swap today.
It uses the exclusive Sale-a-bration set called Bliss!

Whisper white cardstock 100730
Baja cardstock 111352
Chocolate Chip cardstock 102128
Chocolate chip ink 100908
Baja Ink 111833
sponges 101610
Scallop circle punch 119854
1 3/8 circle punch 119860
eyelet border punch119853
5/8 organza ribbon 114319
paper piercer 116631
mat pack 105926
Bliss stamp set 121851

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Scrap Club!

Happy New Year!
I hope everyone is off to a great start. Some of my resolutions are:
-eat healthier (i.e. get rid of as much processed/artificial foods as possible).
-Work more to help our family FINALLY pay off a student loan.
-Scrap more!

So in keeping with the last one, here is our scrap club layout for next Saturday.
I hope you girls love it!

Black 12x12 cardstock -119922
Vanilla 12x2 cardstock-119951
Cherry Cobbler 12 x12 cardstock -119690
Love letter Designer paper -117162
3 heart punch -119881
Simple Alphabet- 115960
top note die-113463
Wonderful Favorites-115114
Jumbo eyelets -108432
Modern Label Punch-119489
Word Window punch-119857
Black brads-119736