100th Post! and Baltimore Regional

100th Post!!!!  Comment on this post, and you’ll be entered into my first ever BLOG CANDY contest!!  (Wondering what exactly blog candy is?  I give away free Stampin’ Up! stuff to the lucky winner, so you will want to comment to enter!)

Yesterday, I attended my very first Stampin’ Up! event, the Baltimore Spring Regional.  It was so much fun!  I brought a guest, and she loved it so much she decided to sign up to my team!  Only one more person, and I’ll get another promotion, woo hoo!!

Here are a couple of pictures from the event.  I’ll post more later when I have more time 🙂

Baltimore Regional


Shelli GardnerYes, that’s Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!  How cool is that?!



NEW Wood-Mount Cases

SO.  FREAKING.  EXCITED!!!!  This is way awesome news!

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31). A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″) will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) will be $6.95.

Get ready for all the exciting new products in the catalog–especially the new wood-mount boxes!

*At this point, incentive stamps will not be packaged in the new cases. And remember, translated sets are only available in clear-mount.

Card: Simple Butterfly

Simple Butterfly


Simple.  Beautiful.  Stunning.

I have fallen in love with this Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  Seriously, this handmade card is amazing and SO simple to make!

I used Staz On ink to stamp the butterfly, and put a little pearl on his body for some effect.  The sentiment came from the Petite Pairs set.

Simple Butterfly inside


This inside is a perfect compliment to the front of the card.  Simple and stunning.

I made this card for my Stamp Club.  If you would like to be a part of my monthly Stamp Club, please contact me for more details!

Happy Stampin’,


Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Swallowtail (129213 w, 129216 c)

Petite Pairs (122495 w, 122497 c)


Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Basic Black cardstock (121045)


StazOn Ink Pad (101406)


Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)