Saturday, May 31, 2014

Aqua Painter vs. Blender Pen


Have you ever wondered what the difference is in these 2 products? Please go to my store if you need any supplies.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Keeping up with your Photos

My sweet upline purchased a Canon Selphy Printer a few months ago. This printer is amazing. It really is plug and play. You can see her tutorial above. I purchased mine and have been able to print all of my pictures much cheaper than you can get them in the store. I had pictures from 4 years ago. Over 500 pictures that have now been categorized and are ready to go into my Project Life album. How this works is you download the Canon App on your Iphone. This printer uses WiFi so you can get the pictures from your Ipad and phone. Plus it has a place to put in your SD card so that you can download the pictures. Choose the photos that you want to print and voila. I have several occasions this upcoming week that I will be taking photos. My son's Birthday, My son's Confirmation and my son's Graduation. I will print all of those pictures next Sunday categorize them and add the into my album. If you would like to purchase this printer you may do so HERE!

Want to start Project Life but you Don't Know How? Check out my Project Life Tutorial

A lot of you are new to Project Life or scrapbooking. This post will show you exactly how to set up a Project Life Album. Maybe you’ve just received it as a gift … or perhaps you’ve been keen about the idea for quite some time but you just haven’t started yet.
I’m going to show you in just a few quick & easy steps how you can set up an entire 12×12 album and have it completely prepped and ready to go, so all you have to do is slip your photos in and write some journaling notes on the cards. These steps apply to ANY kind of documenting you’re going to do. Some of you might want to go back to photos from past years that you want to get into an album and you could totally get several years into one book, which is great! Some of you might be focused on a chronological story of your life in 2014 – like one week per layout. That’s great too!
You need 3 core components to set up an album.

An album + a Project Life® Core Kit + a Big Pack of (60) Photo Pocket Pages

Stampin' UP! has partnered with Becky Higgins to offer there on layouts and color coordinated products. We don't sell the 60 pack of page protectors but we do sell everything else.

No matter what pictures you plan to add or what edition of Project Life you choose … here’s what you can do to set up the album ahead of time.

Step 1: Load pages

The Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages has 60 pages, which is an excellent fit in our 12×12 albums (and any other standard 12×12 album). Whether you choose all Design A, or one of our variety packs, the first step in setting up an album is to take that whole stack of pages.


 Step 2: Open up your Core Kit

The sample pages shown inside the lid demonstrate how the first page, sample 2-page layout, and last page of your album can look if you want to follow that as a guide. This is a good time to thumb through all the fun cards that comes in your core kit. It’s perfectly normal to feel giddy at this point. We understand and place them into your 3-ring album.

Step 3: First Page and Last Page cards

There are designated cards that are different from all the others – and these are specifically for the First Page + Last Page. This is not a rule, of course. Only a suggestion. The way you can tell which cards are First/Last Page Cards is because they are the only cards that do NOT have a design on the back of the card. Instead they have a little diagram with a suggested placement for where the cards go. Place these cards in the pockets accordingly if you’d like. The First Page has (4) 4×6 cards + (4) 3×4 cards. The Last Page also has (4) 4×6 cards + (4) 3×4 cards.

Step 4: Insert all Title Cards

All Title Cards are 4×6, and all of them have a designated place to write a short title, which would “announce” whatever each layout is about (should you choose to use them that way). I like to lay them out in little piles, since there are a handful of each design. Then I slip the title card in the top left pocket of every single layout. There’s no rhyme or reason to the order. I just like to stick them in so all 60 pages have a title card in place.
Keep in mind that as you add photos, and considering that you might have some vertical photos and a need to mix in other page designs (besides Design A), that’s no problem! Every single Title Card has the flexibility of being either horizontal or vertical (front/back of the card). Versatility is our friend.


Step 5: Insert all 3×4 cards

Once I have all the title cards in, I follow a similar (random) method of inserting all of the 3×4 cards. For most of these cards, I have the journaling side showing, but since the left page of each layout has a title card, leaving (3) more pockets for 4×6 photos … I flip one of the 3×4 cards over to the filler design since I would only need (3) journaling cards. (Make sense?) All Journaling Cards have a filler design on the other side so that you have a choice with each card. Either you have something to write … or you don’t. Again – versatility is our friend.
This is what a “prepped” layout looks like – all ready for 4×6 photos and your journaling notes.
That’s how simple it can be done! Adding photos & journaling is literally ALL that is left to do. Remember: No embellishing necessary. You can if you want, but if you don’t add a single thing beyond your photos, words, and these cards … the album is DONE and it’s a beautiful and complete scrapbook! Gone are the days that we feel obligated to spend hours on elaborate layouts.
This idea of setting up an album ahead of time works really well for someone who doesn’t want to think about which cards to use each time they add their photos. Decisions are made ahead of time and quick tweaks can easily happen along the way if you want.

This is the kit that Stampin' Up! has to offer and you can purchase those items HERE!

My son is graduating from High School in a few days and I have spent years trying to catch up. Well I am happy to let you know that I finally caught up. I am actually right on track and plan to do a monthly group of photos. Next year January 1st I will start doing Project Life weekly. Below you will see a copy of my first page . You can see from the photos that I was diagnosed with cancer. I have a rare cancer that is not cureable so it was so important to get these pictures in their album and journal. I hope you will enjoy Project Life as much as I have.

Thursday, May 29, 2014



This would make such a cute Boy Scout activity. If you need any of the supplies above please go to my store.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Peachy Keen Stamp Set and the On Film Framelits Dies


This is such a cute stamp set and framelit. I can envision so many scrapbooking opportunities with the Film Framelits. If you need any supplies please go to my store.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stampin' Trimmer


I absolutely love my Stampin' Up! trimmer. If you don't have one it is a Must Have. You van get yours here.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Envelope Punch Board


This is one of my favorite products. You can make cards, gift cards and different size envelopes. You can order yours here.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Undefined--Stamp Carving Kit


Have you looked in our catalog and said I wish that Stampin' Up! had a _____ stamp set? Did you know you could make your own stamp set? Watch this video to see how and then order your Undefined carving kit here.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Washi Tape & Tape It Stamp Set


Washi Tape is becoming the craze right now. This stamp set is so cute because you can have any color washi tape that you would like. Want this stamp set visit my store and choose or wood 
or clear.

Paper Pumpkin Sale

For a limited time offer, NEW Paper Pumpkin Subscribers can get the June Kit for 1/2 price! Have you cancelled your subscription? Well, you can take advantage of this offer too!Here’s what you need to know:
  1. Begins now and runs until May 23 – don’t wait!!
  2. Visit My Paper Pumpkin to sign up with me (Jan Mata) as your demonstrator
  3. Use the promo code SHELLIDEAL in the box and your kit will be $9.95 instead of $19.95 (plus tax, no shipping!)
  4. Kits will charge around June 10 and ship around June 15.

Stampin' Spritzer

 I love this technique. It was one of my favorite ways to add an antiqued finish to a card. If you need any supplies please visit my store.

Blow Out Sale!

Major discounts on retiring products!! From now until June 4, 2014, we're offering a 25%-50% discount on many of the retiring products. Get them before they're gone! Shop HERE!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Paper Flower


I never get tired of learning new ways to make flowers. If you need of the supplies shown please go to my store.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Versamarker and Selective Embossing


Love Techniques? Join my Technique Club. Contact me for details Need supplies please go to my store.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

April 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit


I really do love these kits they are very simple. They make it very FUN to stamp on the go. Want yours? Go to My Paper Pumpkin and subscribe by the 10th of the Month so you will be sure to get the next months kit.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spreading Ink Technique


I love new Techniques. Her is a new technique from Carrie Cudney. If you need any of the supplies shown please go to my store.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Weekly Deals

Please shop in my online store.

New Photopolymer Set

Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set   
Price: $13.95
Get yours HERE!
Make celebrations and birthdays a little more fun with this handwritten photopolymer stamp set. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, and G (not included in the set).

Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You'll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!

Set Quantity: 27

Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up!


Your scrap booking just got easier. If you have never scrap booked and are not sure where to start then this is perfect for you. If you are an avid Scrap Booker and just want some easy pages. Here you go. This is perfect for EVERYONE!! Want to get yours please go to my here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



I love new techniques. They are so much fun. Watch this video to see the Ghosting Technique in action. If you need any supplies please go to my store.

Monday, May 12, 2014



This is one of my favorites but you need to see it in action. To get yours please go to my store. Now that you have seen it in action can you imagine the possibilities?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Magnetic Platform


This new magnetic platform is simply amazing. All of your framelits stay where you put them making your images perfectly cut every time. To get yours please go to my store.

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Sizzix Big Shot for Stampin' Up!


My Stampin' Up! Big Shot is my most cherished item that I use. I Love everything that it can do. Watch the video to see it action. If you don't own one you can order one Here.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Textured Impression Embossing Folders


This is my favorite way to add texture to a card. I own every single embossing folder we sale. Hereare the embossing folders that we offer

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Butterfly Card


I love Butterflies! This technique so easy to do. I will definitely be making this card. Make sure to look at my Calendar of Events for upcoming classes. If you need any supplies please shop in my store.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Using Photopolymer Stamps


Stampin' Up! offers Clear Mount Stamps and Wood Mount Stamps. Now we also offer Photopolymer Stamps. They are very versatile and will fit on your clear blocks. They give you a very clear stamped image. To see our Photopolymer Stamps please go to my store.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Retired Stamps Sold Out

Don't walk run to my store. Stamp sets are selling out quick! Make sure you order what you want today because it probably won't be there tommorow.

























OK Ladies! I am so excited I can barely contain myself. I just got a sneak peak of the new catalog. I am AMAZED!! It is seriously the BEST CATALOG EVER!!!!!! Want one?

1. MY CUSTOMERS: THANK YOU!! If you have been ordering regularly from me (ordering at least every other month over the past year), I will be happy to mail you a catalog completely free of charge as my thank you for supporting my business! (limit 1 per person) JUST EMAIL ME: ( to tell me you want one!

2. Place a $50 or more order between May 1st-30th and I will mail you a catalog absolutely FREE of charge around May 31st (limit 1).

3. If you have not ordered yet in 2014, and are not planning to order, I am still happy to give you a free catalog but I ask that you pay the flat rate $6.00 USPS postage fee to have the catalog mailed to you. Please mail a check or cash to Jan Mata 33 Luenburg Dr Evington, VA 24550 along with your name & mailing address.