Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More cards...

As promised...another post with photos of some more cards...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas cards...

Over the next few posts, I'll be sharing some lovely cards/projects...class cards, cards for craft shows, cards cased...and even some beautiful cards received from friends!
 So enjoy...and stop back often. - Micki

Here is my Christmas card...'jazzed'...or"stepped up"!
Christmas card_"Stepped Up"_ ©Stampin'Up 2008-2012

And here is the original case card...Clean and Simple example...
Class cased card...a clean and simple example_©Stampin'Up 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Make a card...rescue and reanimate your old scraps!

Here is a card I made, using old scraps, three punches and one embossing folder.
(The dsp, card stock and pieces of cut ribbon, all came from my huge box of saved scraps.)

Why not re-visit YOUR growing stack of scraps and re-animate them?
Thanks for stopping by....and have a great weekend! - Micki

Friday, November 2, 2012

10 FREE Ink Pads...Offer Ends December 16, 2012

For more details go to:

Stampin' Up! is offering two (2) ways to get a complete set Free Ink Pads!  This special offer is only available November 1 thru December 16, 2012!
  1. Hostesses who hold a minimum $450* party (class/workshop/catalog orders) will get a FREE color collection of 10 Classic Stampin' Pads! (*Total order before tax & ship.)                                                                             .
  2. New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! during this promotion period, will get a FREE collection of 10 Classic Stampin' Pads with their Starter Kit!  (Do both and get 2 FREE sets!)
You can easily sign-up online at:  and click the 'Join the Fun' button!   There are so many benefits when you become a demonstrator…one of them is becoming a member of my team!                                
                                                                                          Contact me for more information!  (513)  671-5775


Friday, October 12, 2012

October offer from ©Stampin' Up!... 

Order online at  and have delivered to your home or office!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 "Christmas Card Buffet”...sign-up today!

Enjoy my "Christmas Card Buffet"...where you choose which cards you want to make and how many!   It’s FUN and EASY!    
NOTE: For those who missed out on these sessions, you can still schedule a "Private Class" for yourself and 5-7 friends.  (See "Private Class" post below...or contact me for more information.)

Choose from 10 different, beautiful Christmas cards on my "Card Buffet Menu". Only $20. Register online with PayPal.   
Some photos of my past "Card Buffets"...

Christmas Card Buffet sessions with available openings
October 16  Tuesday MORNING    10:00 am -1:00 pm closed
October 16  Tuesday EVENING      5:00 pm - 8:00 pm closed

October 18  Thursday MORNING  10:00 am -1:00 pm closed
October 18  Thursday EVENING    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm closed                                                                        
*Deadlines for registering listed below.  Limited seating!

Just bring your own glue.  All other supplies are provided.
Come and leave when you want…during 3 hour session.
Make 8 cards (minimum)...or make more.  Extras are only $2. 
Only limit is the 3 hour class time period!

*Register for Tuesday sessions by October 8
*Register for Thursday sessions by October 10  

Register online with PayPal Button (see sidebar) 
Confirmation and directions will be sent by email, once registration is received.

Add to the FUN... invite friends to register and then attend together!

Have a great day!  - Micki
I completely forgot to post these class photos!

This will give you just a glimpse of how much FUN you can have when you get together with friends for a private card making class!
Here are some of the sweet ladies (from the Faith Pentecostal Church of Hamilton, Ohio) having a wonderful time stamping, learning and sharing!  Everyone had a fun time and left with beautiful cards they made to give to others.

Contact me if you are interested in getting some of your friends together for a PRIVATE CLASS in card making.

(You could hold a card class in your home, church, work, school, club or community center...any place with tables and good lighting.)

Enjoy a fun PRIVATE ©Stampin’ Up!  card making class! 
Invite 5 (or more) friends over and learn how to make beautiful cards!
  •        Each person will make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs)  
  •        Learn various tips and techniques to easily create awesome cards.
  •        Use rubber stamps, tools and accessories. 
  •        Classes are approximately 1 hour 
  •        I provide all supplies, instruction~training.                                                    
  •        Hostess receives: Free Gifts,  Free Catalog, Free *SU Hostess $$  (*with  min $150 class order)   
  •        Class is $10 a person or Free if they order at least $40 SU supplies.          
Contact me if you are interested in getting some of your friends together for a PRIVATE CLASS in card making.
Have a great week...and keep stamping!  - Micki

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Z-Fold card while using more retired products...Directions below.

Here is my version of a Z-Fold card I made while using up more of my stash of retired Designer Series Paper (DSP).
It looks like a regular card, until it is opened.  (The inside greeting is completely hidden behind the front label when card is in the closed position.)
This is a fun and easy card to make!
Z-Fold card_closed_by Micki Daniel   All images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Z-Fold card_open_by Micki Daniel   All images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Z-Fold card_side view_by Micki   Images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Directions: To make the Z-fold card base, start with a 8 1/2" wide by 5 1/2" tall piece of cardstock. Score at: 2 1/8" and  4 1/4".  Fold back at the 2 1/8" score line...then fold forward at the 4 1/4" score line.   (Decorate as desired.)
Have fun making your own Z-fold card today!

P.S. Hurry!  Hurry!  You only have SEVEN (7) DAYS LEFT...TO ORDER any of the retiring stamps!  Don't miss-out on getting the "favorite sets" you've had on your "wish list".  (See SIDE BAR for retired list.)   You may order directly ONLINE by clicking on this link:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sponge Dauber Cases for sale....

Organize. Store. Protect. Save time.  Use a Sponge Dauber Case!  
Compact, high quality, see-thru, locking case holds 40 daubers.
Keep your sponge daubers organized, visible and handy!

Store all 40 colors of the Stampin' Up! core classic inks...together!

Order and pay safely through PayPal.
Orders shipped within 2 days.  
Each case is only $14 (+shipping) 
(To place an order, just click the Pay Pal button in upper right corner)

View of case opened. Holds 40 sponge daubers. $14 each (case only)   

View of case on side. Holds 40 sponge daubers. $14 each (case only) 

  This case makes a perfect gift...for a friend...or for yourself!   

Saturday, May 12, 2012

"Mystery Card" one guessed ALL five ways yet...can YOU ?

Can you name the five (5) different ways I used my Big Shot Machine to make this card?

So far, no one has guessed all 5 CORRECT ways I used my Big Shot to make this card!...although most came up with 4 of the 5.  This was a tough one for everyone...because one BS die is so useful we sometimes over look it in a posted card!
Try guessing (again?) before you check the answer at the end of this peeking, now!

Big Shot "Mystery" card by Micki Daniel.  All images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Big Shot "Mystery" card close-up_ by Micki Daniel.  Images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

I used the following Big Shot items to make this card:

1.  The Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder on the square mat (glued to white mat).
2.  The Polka dot embossing folder on the white circle. (punched circle with the 2.5" punch.)
3.  The Little Leaves Sizzlits die to cut the leaves. (leaves were then sponged w/ old olive ink.)
4.  The Stripes embossing folder on the Melon Mambo mat (glued to Pink Pirouette card base). 
5.   ??

Can you now guess the 5th Big Shot item I used? 

Hint: It is a Big Shot die that is so basic that we usually over look it on a posted photo, and it was the first thing I started with to make this card.

Still "stumped"? You are going to kick yourself for not thinking of this one!

Answer: I used the Movers and Shapers Base die to cut and score my card base!
Although no one guessed all 5 answers correctly...many came very close!   
(Check out the great answers found in comments section of post below.)
I bet no one will forget this die, next time they play a "Mystery Card" game!  lol  

A big "THANK YOU!" to everyone who played the "Mystery Card" guessing game with me!  (P.S. Sorry, computer problems caused this to be posted a little later than promised). 
Stampin' Hugs!  - Micki

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Another "Mystery Card" to solve. Can you name the 5 ways......

Can you name the five (5) different ways I used my Big Shot Machine to make this card? 
I will post everyone's name (and blog, if included) who guess all 5 correctly...along with right answers on Friday.

(I have included a large, close-up photo for your viewing benefit.)
Note: To keep everything fair...ALL answers will be hidden until Friday.

Just click on the small "comments" tab below, to enter your guess.
Big Shot "Mystery" card by Micki Daniel.  All images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Big Shot "Mystery" card close-up_ by Micki Daniel.  Images ©Stampin'Up!2012  

Thanks for playing the “Mystery Card” guessing game with me!  Stop back in Friday and see if you guessed right! - Micki

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Use up your retired supplies...

With the new 2012-2013 Annual Catalog coming, there will be lots of new products that we will love and "want". Why not start now and make a bunch of cards for personal use...just to have on hand...using retired product? Make up "Any Occasion Note Cards" in give as gifts.   Here's a few "sample layouts" of easy card ideas:

Hint: Keep the design easy (for mass producing) and the greeting (if you use one) generic. Use DSP and cardstock you have on hand, especially if it's retiring...and make room for the "NEW"!
I hope you are inspired to make your own, handmade cards today.   (Order your supplies HERE.)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Blossom punch card...

Here is a card sample of what can be made by using the Blossom punch...(it matches the Mixed Bunch stamp set). The Occasions Mini catalog ends Monday, April hurry and order your favorites!
Blossom Punch Card by Micki Daniel.   All images ©Stampin'Up 2012

I saw this card idea (by Sandi MacIver) and wanted to try it.  Since I had no measurements or instructions to go by, this is what I came up with. I hope it inspires you to make your own card...just change the greeting, colors, etc... to make it fit the occasion.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Check this list for retiring Stamp Sets...Order your favorites before it's too late!!

See the list for all the retiring Stampin' Up! stamp sets.  (See sidebar tab)
Don't miss out on getting that favorite set you have always wanted...before it 's too late!

Order your Stampin' Up! stamp sets directly online and get preferred pricing at:

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Masculine Card Design...

Here is one of the cards we made in the March stamping class.  This stamp set is great for making cards for guys!
The DSP has retired, but the stamp set (The Open Sea) is still available as a "carry over" item from a mini catalog.
I also used a  metallic gold pen (non SU) on the edges of the Early Espresso pieces. 

Contact me if you would like to order this stamp set...or if you are interested in attending one of my classes.
"Open Sea" by Micki Daniel  All images ©Stampin' Up! 2012

Have a blessed day! -Micki

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Quick and easy Note Card...

Here is one of the cards we made at my last month's Stamping Class.

This is an easy card to make, but it turns out so pretty!
It would also make a lovely gift set of 4 x 4" a present to that special friend, teacher, etc...

Everything used to make this card can be ordered directly online at:

Happy stamping!
Card designed by Micki Daniel_images ©Stampin'Up! 2012
(Side view)  Card designed by Micki Daniel_images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mixed Bunch Stamp with Blossom Punch...

I designed this card to highlight the new Mixed Bunch stamp set along with the matching Blossom Punch.
Both are found in the 2012 Occasions Mini catalog.
I also used the FREE Brads and Ribbon and the Designer Series Paper, from the 2012 Sale-A-Bration catalog.
(Get the Brads PLUS 2 spools of ribbon, when you order $50 worth of items...but ONLY until March 31, 2012.)
Designed by Micki Daniel_images ©Stampin'Up! 2012

Side view by Micki Daniel_images ©Stampin'Up! 2012
Other items used:
Pearls, Lace ribbon border punch.
Optional: (Non SU netting I had which happened to match the Pool Party color).

Order these SU items directly online HERE...
...or contact me to attend one of my Card making classes.

Happy stamping! - Micki

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Another Sale-a-Bration and Occasions card...

This card features one of the NEW Edgelits Die and matching Embossing folders from the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog.  I also used the new stamp set, "Mixed Bunch" with the matching punch "Blossom".

The Designer Series Paper, Ribbons and Brads were all FREE ITEMS from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!    (Choose one free item for EACH $50 of products you order, through March 31, limit on SAB items!)
Cards by Micki Daniel  all images ©Stampin'Up! 2012
Close-up of card by Micki Daniel. ©Stampin'Up! 2012
  I hope this card gives you inspiration for the many possibilities...using wonderful, coordinating Stampin'Up! Products.

Thanks for stopping by the "Avenue of Art".  Have a blessed day!  - Micki

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A 'Sale-A-Bration' and 'Occasions Mini' card...

Shown below is another card we made at my January stamping class.
It uses 3 of the FREE items from the new Sale-A-Bration brochure...get all 3 Free w/ $150 pre-tax/ship order.   (one free item for every $50 ordered.  No limit!)
The card also showcases one of the new stamp sets and matching punch from the Occasions Mini catalog.    

FREE  Sale-a-Bration items used:
Everyday Enchantment DSP  (126154)
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads bundle  (127279)
Outlined Occasions stamp set. (126014 wood, 126016 clear)

Occasions Mini items used
"Mixed Bunch" stamp set
"Blossom" Punch         
Other: Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 3/4" circle punch, SU Markers and cardstock.

Card designed by Micki Daniel  All images ©Stampin'Up 2012

Card by Micki Daniel,  All images ©Stampin'Up

Order your own supplies directly online, and make beautiful cards like these!
Have a great day...and keep stamping.   - Micki

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January class: Sale-a-Bration and Occasions cards...

Over the next few days I'll be posting photos of the cards everyone made at the January 2012 class.  (Now's the time to register for my February 28 class. Sign-up deadline is February 18.  Limited seating, so don't miss out!)

This first Valentine card shows the technique called "tiled cards" using different stamps and measurements.

We used a stamp from "Mixed Bunch" as well as the Dazzling Details (glitter glue) from the new Mini Occasions catalog.  We  also used the "Peek-a-Boo Frames" Bigz die to create the hidden greeting door . We used the small stamp, "Love you" (from the Valentine stamp set "P.S. I love you") for the hidden message behind the round door .

(You can order all these items directly, online...just click on the name to view details of each item and to order.)      

Check back tomorrow to see another class card, made with Sale-A-Bration products!

(P.S. The "Peekaboo Frame" Bigz die # 124587, is still available from the holiday "carry-over list".)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Start Designing With My Digital Studio . . . FREE!

Stampin' Up! is offering a 30-day My Digital Studio Express trial version, beginning February 1, that you and your friends can take advantage of.  The best part is this is an ongoing offer!

With the FREE trial, you'll get:
It's simple; just add the free My Digital Studio Express trial (item 129600) to your online shopping cart, and then download and install it from your Download Manager. 

You can download it free, from my DBWS at:

Watch for more information on February 1.
If you don't already have the My Digital Studio software, make sure to take advantage of the free trial. And share the opportunity with all your friends--- so they can try it out and see how much fun it is!

Have fun!  - Micki

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing you a Happy New Year in 2012...

I pray you are blessed with Health, Hope and Happiness in 2012... these are the blessings that come from God.

Enjoy life...keep stamping!  - Micki