Saturday, January 26, 2013

A weekend holiday making Valentine's cards

Here is a set of projects I made using a tutorial from Chat Wszelaki at Me, My Stamps and I.

They were all made using the Hearts a Flutter Bundle (131097) and More Amore Specialty Designer Paper (129309) from the Spring catalog. There's also some other beautiful items added in from the Spring catalog such as the Paper Doilies (129399), Designer Builder Brads (129329) and Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406).

I love these brads!

Do you still need a Spring Catalog? 
Let me know and I will get it to you along with a Sale-a-bration brochure.

Last weekend I drove down to Santa Barbara and stamped with my daughter, her husband Rick and my sister Theresa.

 Here is Michaela and Rick making their first cards!
And here's my sister Theresa working on her card.  My sister is a very talented stamper and she just signed up as a new demonstrator!

It was nice taking some time off to spend with family.

Please let me know if you have any questions about Stampin' Up! products or want to know how to join the fun.

Hugs and blessings,


Friday, January 25, 2013

Color Tutorial

I truly love how easy Stampin' Up! makes coordinating colors.  If you are new to Stampin' Up!, you will learn to love it too. 

This is a tutorial I put together showing how it works.

I will have that dimensions of the cards I made posted later.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will be posting more videos especially for beginners, so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Hugs and blessings, Angela

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY

Here's the links to what it's all about

Sale-A-Bration is an annual party with loads of free products!  
This year's party is better than ever - we're celebrating our 25-year anniversary! So, put no your party hat and BYOC (bring your own confetti)!

Enjoy Sale-a-bration in three ways  ....SHOP - HOST - JOIN

SHOP ...For every $50* you spend (including on-line orders), you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts. 

HOST  ...Have a party with friends. I'll be your personal party planner!   

You and your friends shop together, spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards. Or spend $400 together, get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper. AND you still get to select to $65 in Hostess Rewards and have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off.

JOIN ... No obligations here. This is the best kept secret.  And I'm here to give you all the details!

During Sale a Bration YOU PICK Product up to 156.50 this is 25% more then before again this 25% extra is to celebrate Stampin'Up! anniversary.  Here the most question that people ask me ONLY pay 99.00 and get product for 156.50 FREE Shipping.   

It's totally awesome and I'm here to support you all the way!  

Click here to learn more.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sale-A-Bration starts tonight!

So what's all the excitement about Sale-A-Bration?

Well, to put it simply, you get free stuff!  And I'm talking really great free stuff.

So here's how it works.  

For every $50 you order (before tax & shipping) in Stampin' Up! product you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

And there's no limit to how many you can earn!

Sale-A-Bration starts January 22nd and ends on March 22nd.

I will have the brochure posted on my blog tomorrow so be sure to check it out.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Do you need a catalog? Get 3 for FREE

Stampin' Dimensionals - by Stampin' Up!

I would love to send you a FREE copy of the following MUST HAVE catalogs:
  • 2013 SPRING Catalog
  • 2012-2013 ANNUAL CATALOG  
  • 2013 Sale-A-Bration Brochure

JUST PAY $5 FOR PRIORITY MAIL DELIVERY.  No product purchase is needed. 

Plus from now until March 22, 2013, I will send you a FREE package of Stampin' Dimensionals (valued at 3.95) and a hand-stamped thank you card from me when you place an order of $25 or more.  This offer is good for NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY

 To receive your catalogs, simply click the BUY NOW button below to get started.  Be sure to include your name and current mailing address when paying.   

IMPORTANT:  Catalogs can ONLY be shipped to U.S. addresses or APO's.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

NEW Monthly Kits - Cinderella, wait no more!


Ever feel like you just don't have time to indulge in a creative escape?
Maybe you're not sure where to begin?
Don't want to have to buy a lot of stuff to get started?

Wake up Cinderella and get ready for a creative adventure! Your Paper Pumpkin is waiting to take you away.

Each month your Paper Pumpkin will bring you all the stamps, ink, paper and accessories to create awesome cards, 3D projects and other cool stuff.  All you need is adhesive.

Sign up now to get a coordinated monthly kit delivered right to your door.  The first kits start shipping in mid-March.  

AND, because I value you as my customer, I will give a FREE welcome gift to the 1st 10 people to order and select me, Angela Curry, as your Demonstrator! 
Click here to get more details about this great deal!

Sweep away the mundane - order your Paper Pumpkin today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Celebrating 21,401 page views

I just checked my blog views and saw I've got over 21,000 views! Time to celebrate!

Who would have thought my little blog would have over 21,000 blog 21,401. So awesome.

I remember being so nervous when I first started blogging. Okay, I still get nervous, but that's because I'm a perfectionist. But wow, I'm so really thrilled to have a real live blog going.

The secret has been being part of the PAL community. What is a PAL? A PAL is someone under Mary Fisher's Stampin' Up demonstrator team. I signed up with her in May 2012 and here I am today with 21,401 blog views!

I am now going to give a shout out to anyone who would like to be on my Kindred Stampers team which makes you automatically a PAL too! If you're not sure what I'm talking about, basically you pay $99 for a starter kit, choose $125 of cool Stampin Up products and get a 20% discount on future purchases. Pretty easy.

Plus starting on January 22, you'll get an extra 25% of cool stuff of your choice to add to your starter kit. Oh, and you don't pay shipping for any of this. Woo hoo!

If you join the Kindred Stampers team, I'm here for you.  No matter what your goals are, I'm here to support you 100%. It's totally okay to sign up as a hobby demonstrator and never sell a single product to anyone. You'll get no pressure from me. But if you want to make some extra money, I'll show you how to do that too.

In summary,

The starter kit is awesome.
You choose what you want
You get free shipping
Starting January 22, you get 25% more of whatever YOU want.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED or email me at for more info.

 This is a picture of me with Mary Fish at the 2012 Stampin' Up! convention.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pals Spring Catalog/Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the first Pals Blog Hop of 2013! 

Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to introduce you to new Stampin’ Up! products that are available in the Spring Catalog. We hope you find inspiration and ideas for using the new stamps, papers and accessories.

You should have just left stop number 14 on the Pals Hop - Maggie Matta at Maggie Made Cards. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My card uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch for inspiration.  

 I used the Ciao, Baby! stamp set, Print Poetry DSP and the Bitty Butterfly Punch.

"Happy Day" is punched with the Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Punch.

I love the cute little butterfly punch. So cute!

Click here to order Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7


Stamp set: Ciao, Baby, (Wood-Mount 129645, Clear-Mount 129648)Card Stock:  Primrose
Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Designer Series: Print Poetry Designr Series Paper (129312)
Ink: Primrose Petals
Punches: Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Petite Curly Label (129405) available for Sale-a-bration
Ribbon: Raspberry Ripple 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (126845)

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs & Blessings!

 The next stop is Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the Max!, stop number 16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  2. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  3. Naki Rager at ... notes from Naki
  4. Peggy Noe at
  5. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  6. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  7. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  8. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped In Full
  9. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  10. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  11. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  13. Lori J Martin at The Rejoicing Papercrafter
  14. Claire Crotteau-Hutt at Stamp Paper Scissors
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  17. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  18. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  19. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  20. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  21. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

Monday, January 7, 2013

Stampin' Trimmer Review & First YouTube

I made my first YouTube video! 

I decided to make it so you could see me talking rather than just showing my hands demonstrating a project.

I realized that I really like making videos. Maybe it's from my singing background.  I took voice lessons for about 10 years and was even on stage as a fairy in a Gilbert and Sullivan  production of Iolanthe for the Lamplighters in San Francisco. Yes, I was about (x!?xx) pounds lighter than I am now, but I can still remember some of the songs!

Here's my video.

It's a review of the new Stampin' Trimmer.  If you don't have this trimmer yet, get it NOW! It's wonderful!

Click on the image below to SHOP ONLINE.

Stampin' Trimmer
The NEW Stampin' Trimmer
Oh, and subscribe to my YouTube channel. I have lots more videos coming up!  Click here to subscribe!

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs & Blessings!

Happy Retirement Barbara!

My friend and co-worker named Barbara retired last week.

We had a very nice party for her and I was commissioned to make a special card for her.
I thought all weekend about it and came up with a "card album".

It's actually a pedestal card with a mini album adhered to the top.


 The mini album has pages for people to write comments.  To make the album, I used the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder on Baja Breeze and cut using the Top Note Bigz Die. I then accordian folded it to fit the small pieces of Whisper White inserts which were stamped with a variety of sentiments.

And the inside of the main section of the card also had room for writing.
(You'll just have to trust me on that because I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the main card.)

Happy Retirement Barbara!

Click here to order Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7


Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossoms, (Wood-Mount 126004, Clear-Mount 126006), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood-Mount 115370, Clear-Mount 127802)
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry (115316), Tangerine Tango (111349), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Designer Series: Floral District (126919)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (126946), Basic Black (126980)
Die Cutting supplies: Big Shot (113439), Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277)
Punches: Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window (119857)
Ribbon: Baja Breeze 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon (122331)

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Spring Catalog is here! Plus 2 New Valentine's Offers


From January 3 through January 21, Stampin' Up! is offering two valentine deals! 
DEAL #1:  MY LITTLE VALENTINE STAMP SET EXCLUSIVE.  Get the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE ($7.95 value, pictured below) when you purchase the brand-new My Little Valentine Set ($9.95). This four-piece set was created exclusively for this promotion and will not be available again after January 21!  No limit!

Stampinup stampin pretty simply sent kit The My Little Valentine Stamp Set is only available in clear-mount.  Stamp images shown below:
Item Description Price
132242 My Little Valentine (English; clear-mount) $9.95
132245 Enamorados (Spanish; clear-mount) $9.95
132248 Mon petit amour (French; clear-mount) $9.95

DEAL #2  VALENTINE TREAT BUNDLE.  This  special bundle offer contains the brand-new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (coordinates with the Stampin' Up! Full Heart Punch, #119883 which is NOT included in the bundle) and a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags.  No limit on the number of bundles you can order!  The Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp and bundle deal are ONLY available through Jan. 21.  To get the bundle pricing, use item #132771.
Bundle Item
Description Retail Value Special Bundle Price
132771 Valentine Treat Bundle
Includes the Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear-mount) and 1" x 8" cellophane bags
$7.45 $5.95

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012 Year in Review - Part one

Before getting too far into the New Year, I wanted to take a moment to look back at few of my favorite projects and events from 2012.

The biggest event was re-joining Stampin' Up! as demonstrator on May 1st. I missed being a demonstrator so much! I had been a demonstrator for about 6 months in 2011, then dropped out because I didn't make my minimums (ask me about this if you have questiions, but I won't explain it all here).

After I rejoined, I just knew I wanted to go to Convention, but wasn't sure if I would really do it.  But just as I could not resist rejoining Stampin' Up!, I also couldn't resist not going to Convention. So my other big event was attending my first ever Convention and loving every minute of it!

Here's some highlights starting with February (I don't have picture from January so have to start with February)

My February highlight is all about making my light box. Before I constructed my light box, my pictures would come out yellow and dark. When I figured out I needed a light box, I turned to YouTube for instructions and this is what I made. I still use this box, but should really make a new one because this one is starting to fall apart. Hey, but it still works!

Want to know how to make a box? Click here for more details..

My gosh, but after looking through my March blog posts, I realize March was a busy month. I discovered card challenges and found a few I especially enjoyed like Mojo Monday and the Paper Crafter's Library Makeover challenges.  I just loved the idea of being challenged to use up my stash.

Even though I never made a "winning" card, I'm most proud of this one with the sweet little birds. I ended up submitting it as an entry to our local County Fair and actually got a Blue Ribbon for it! More than getting a prize, I like it because it makes me feel happy. 

I was all about making cards for my co-workers in April.  As a social worker, I work with some really incredible people and it's fun to share with them.  This card was great because it fits so well with my line of work. You have to read my blog post to know what I'm talking about. But even then, it may be hard to understand the humor without actually being a social worker.  Sorry...

I liked this card a lot. It was a good workshop card that I think people enjoyed making.  Cheery, simple and with a great message.

I'm officially a "PAL" in June after re-joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator.  I jumped right in and participated in my first blog hop.  I ended making up a bunch of these cards as swaps for Convention later in the summer.

I'll have to catch up with my reminiscing at a later date. Tomorrow is a big day for Stampin' Up! since it will be the first day the new Spring Catalog is launched and the Sale-A-Bration brochure goes live! So exciting!

If you want a spring catalog, let me know. I'll get one to you for a couple of bucks.

Until later, thanks for stopping by,
Hugs & blessings, Angela 

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