Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Just in case you haven't heard the hottest news around town:  Stampin' Up is celebrating 25 years of making a difference this year!!!  I am so happy to be part of this celebration -- so much fun already, and so much more to come.  We are seeing so many new products, new options for buying this product, and to-die-for creations!!  All of this while still maintaining the core values of Stampin' Up -- with the focus on making a difference in people's lives personally and professionally, locally and globally!!  Stampin' Up's philanthropic efforts include celebrating 10 years as sponsors of Ronald McDonald House Charities, breast cancer research, heart health, and many organizations dedicated to helping people recover from disasters.

Personally as a demonstrator, I love being able to make a difference by sharing what I love and spending time with friends at my events and those sponsored by Stampin' Up.  Now is the time to join the Stampin' Up team.  Just click on the "E-mail Me" link on the right to find out more and make this happen!!

In honor of the celebration, I picked out one of my very favorite stamp sets from the past and had fun making a card for my granddaughter's birthday party last Tuesday.  This stamp set fit her personality to a "T" -- I thought of it immediately when I got ready to make her card.  I'm not going to tell you what the name of the stamp set is or what product I used -- I WANT YOU TO GUESS!!  Just remember it is not a current set -- that's the only hint you get!  Submit your guess in a comment below and I will pick a winner next week.  No, you are NOT going to win the stamp set -- I wouldn't give it up for any amount of money.  But I will send you the card and a little surprise.

So, GAME ON, here is the card:

One of my most very favorite Stampin' Up stamp sets!!!  Can you guess the name?  Extra credit if you guess the year!!

Inside of the card.
Can't wait to see your answers!!

UPDATED 2-20-2013:  Product used:  2005-2006 Haute Couture Hostess Level 2, Established Elegance, Happiest Birthday Thoughts, and Trust God Stamp Sets; Always Artichoke and Watercolor Card Stock; Regals Collection Designer Series Pack; Jet Black StazOn Ink; Amazing Accent Wheel; Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Aqua Painter; Rhinestones; Linen Thread; Natural Cotton and Rasberry Ripple Satin Stitched Ribbon; and Tag Punch.

Until next time,

"When adversity strikes us, God is ready to strengthen us."  --  Author Unknown


  1. Love this guess would be "Haute Coutre" 2005-2006

  2. I know! I know! Haute Coutre, 2005 (that's when I started!) wow, how time flies...

  3. Haute Couutre! And this is a goorgeous card!

  4. Love the card ...Haute Couture! Everyone loved that set and it was and is so stylish. TFS

  5. Beautiful Creations! It's Haute Couture! I still have mine! TFS! ;-)

  6. Haute couture 2005...I still have purple rubber sets too...

  7. Looks like this stamp set: Haute couture 2005
    The ribbon looks like: Satin Stitched Cherry Cobbler
    The plain ribbon looks like: 7/8" natural cotton ribbon

    Love how you added some rhinestones for a little bling:)

  8. Haute Couture (2005-06)
    And on the inside - Trust God (introduced in the current catalog 2012-13)
    and Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set from last IB&C 2011-12)
    Okay, I'd say I'm an overachiever, but truthfully, I couldn't place the stamp from Trust God and had to figure it out. I was pleased to find out it's current :)
    I feel like I should know where the flourish comes from - but I can't remember and a search has yielded nothing so far.

  9. Wow ... you absolutely rocked this card using the haute couture stamp set. What a transformation from the 205-2006 catalog ... Stampin' Up is still bringing it in 2013!! Just imagine where we will be in another 10 years!!!

  10. I guess Haute Cauture has the vote 2005-06. I knew as soon as I seen it because you used it before I think also on a card for Granddaughter because it fit her so well. Also because you loved to water color this set, which you always do such a great job, something I cannot do.

  11. Now, this is my kind of card! I'd even color it like you did!! Obviously, I don't have this stamp set--darn. It might be called "Style" and the year is probably 2000.

    p.s. I didn't look at anybody else's answers & won't until we hear back from you.

    Love, Eva