Almost Christmas

Good morning!  Well still morning here in California.  This will probably be my last post for 2015, so many things going on right now.

I made some cute gift card holders.

They turned out great, I used 1 sheet of 8.5×11 card stock in 3 colors and made 9 holders.  Used some designer series paper (patterned paper) on two sides, added a belly band and that was it!  Super cute and handy for all the gift cards I bought.FullSizeRender.jpg

They are a big hit so far, I put gift cards and money in mine and put them in the tree.  So many ways to use them!

If I get some more time after Christmas I will post again, hoping to make some New Year’s cards this year.

Happy Stamping!!

Donna

 

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Rainy Day Friday

Yes, it has been raining off and on since last night, and wow, do we need it here in California.  I turned off my sprinklers!

So on rainy/snowy days, what do you do?  I love to sit and watch tv in my comfy clothes, but I think I will do some stamping on last minute projects.  I still have some gift card holders to make for my nieces and nephews.  After that, I just need to get things ready to mail, I know I should have done that one sooner, but I always hate going to the post office in December, it’s so crazy!!

I love to visit Barnes and Noble and look through craft magazines while I sip on coffee, did I mention, I LOVE COFFEE!  I love these magazines from the UK and some come with these cute stamps and techniques on how to re-create cards.  I just love this stamp set and re-created the card from the magazine.  I used the November Issue #149 Cardmaking & Papercraft stamps, Versamark Ink and White Embossing powder from Stampin’ Up! and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock/Whisper White Card Stock from Stampin’ Up, and the Ornate Tag Punch from Stampin’ Up! I love how it turned out and am sending it to my best friend.

 

Well, off to do some crafting, after I finish my next cup of coffee!  Hehe

 

Happy Stamping,

Donna

Year-End Sale

That right, it’s that time of the year with Stampin’ Up!  It’s the year end sale and you can get products up to 60% off!  Who doesn’t love a sale right???  This is a pretty long list, but don’t skip looking at it and order soon, because these items will go fast!

Here is my website to order…..   http://bit.ly/1l5IRUL

Happy Stamping!

Donna

Year-End Sale
2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment by Stampin' Up!
2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment
Price: $4.95 $1.99
2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
2014-2016 In Color Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $21.95 $13.17
2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins by Stampin' Up!
2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins
Price: $5.95 $2.38
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box by Stampin' Up!
A Little Sumthin’ Sumthin’ Gift Box Kit
Price: $13.95 $5.59
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $6.95 $2.78
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Alphabet Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $4.79
Angled Tag Topper Punch
Angled Tag Topper Punch
Price: $22.95 $13.77
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $4.79
Artisan Label Punch
Artisan Label Punch
Price: $15.95 $9.59
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker’s Twine
Price: $3.50 $2.09
Basic Gray Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Basic Gray Baker’s Twine
Price: $2.95 $1.19
Basics Hodgepodge Clips by Stampin' Up!
Basics Hodgepodge Clips
Price: $6.95 $2.78
Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $17.00 $12.75
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  by Stampin' Up!
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets
Price: $9.95 $3.98
Black Glimmer Paper by Stampin' Up!
Black Glimmer Paper
Price: $5.00 $3.50
Blackberry Bliss 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Blushing Bride 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Blushing Bride Baker’s Twine
Price: $2.95 $1.19
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker
Price: $3.50 $1.40
Boo to You Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Boo To You Framelits Dies
Price: $25.00 $17.50
Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Boughs & Berries Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.50 $5.63
Build A Bouquet Project Kit
Build A Bouquet Project Kit
Price: $24.95 $9.98
Calypso Coral 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Calypso Coral 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Calypso Coral Stampin' Emboss Powder
Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Price: $4.95 $1.98
Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit
Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit
Price: $19.95 $7.99
Clips Essentials Hardware
Clips Essentials Hardware
Price: $5.95 $3.57
Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Coastal Cabana Thick Baker’s Twine
Price: $3.50 $2.09
Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine
Price: $3.50 $1.39
Crushed Curry 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Crushed Curry Stampin' Emboss Powder
Crushed Curry Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Daffodil Delight 1/2 Ribbon Seam Binding
Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Ribbon Seam Binding
Price: $6.95 $2.78
Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!
Darling Doily Thinlits Die
Price: $24.95 $14.99
Decorative Window Gift Box
Decorative Window Gift Box
Price: $4.95 $1.98
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $7.95 $3.18
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
Price: $9.95 $3.98
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Price: $15.95 $6.38
Extra Large Gift Boxes
Extra Large Gift Boxes
Price: $3.95 $1.59
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $4.77
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $7.95 $3.19
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Finishing Touches Edgelits Die
Price: $9.95 $5.97
Flashback Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Flashback Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die
Price: $37.95 $22.79
Frightul Wreath Simply Created Kit
Frightul Wreath Simply Created Kit
Price: $26.95 $10.79
Gold & White 3/8 (1 cm) Glitter Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Gold & White 3/8″ (1 Cm) Glitter Ribbon
Price: $10.00 $8.00
Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper
Price: $12.95 $5.19
Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker by Stampin' Up!
Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker
Price: $3.50 $1.40
Greeting You Card Kit by Stampin' Up!
Greeting You Simply Created Card Kit
Price: $9.95 $3.98
Happiness Is Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!
Happiness Is Project Life Accessory Pack
Price: $9.95 $3.98
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape by Stampin' Up!
Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Haunt Ya Later Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Haunt Ya Later Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $18.00 $15.30
Hello Honey 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon
Hello Honey 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies
Price: $24.95 $14.99
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum by Stampin' Up!
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies
Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies
Price: $21.95 $13.19
Howl-o-ween Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Howl-O-Ween Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $20.00 $16.00
Howl-o-ween Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Howl-O-Ween Treat Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $28.00 $22.40
If the Broom Fits Wood-Mount Stamp by Stampin' Up!
If The Broom Fits Wood-Mount Stamp
Price: $13.00 $10.40
Into the Woods 3/8 (1 cm) Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Into The Woods 3/8″ (1 Cm) Cotton Ribbon
Price: $6.00 $3.60
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Into The Woods Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00 $7.70
Into the Woods Elements by Stampin' Up!
Into The Woods Elements
Price: $6.50 $4.55
Jolly Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Jolly Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $19.00 $16.15
Joyful Season Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Joyful Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $21.00 $17.85
Jumbo Sticky Rounds
Jumbo Sticky Rounds
Price: $4.95 $1.98
Kraft Grid Journal by Stampin' Up!
Kraft Grid Journal
Price: $4.95 $1.98
Label Card Thinlits Die
Label Card Thinlits Die
Price: $32.95 $19.77
Large Triangle Punch
Large Triangle Punch
Price: $15.95 $9.57
Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!
Little Moments Project Life Accessory Pack
Price: $9.95 $3.98
Lost Lagoon 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon
Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Lost Lagoon 3/8 Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Lost Lagoon 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Price: $5.95 $2.39
Lullaby Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Marina Mist 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Marina Mist 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $8.00 $5.60
Moonlight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Price: $6.95 $2.79
Mosaic Punch
Mosaic Punch
Price: $15.95 $9.95
Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim by Stampin' Up!
Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Natural 7/8 Cotton Ribbon
Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon
Price: $7.95 $3.19
Natural Filter Paper by Stampin' Up!
Natural Filter Paper
Price: $2.95 $1.19
Nordic Designer Buttons
Nordic Designer Buttons
Price: $5.95 $2.39
Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit
Price: $21.00 $14.70
On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
On Point Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Price: $7.95 $4.79
Pear Pizzazz 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die by Stampin' Up!
Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die
Price: $54.95 $32.99
Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine
Price: $3.50 $1.39
Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags by Stampin' Up!
Polka Dot Tag A Bag Gift Bags
Price: $3.95 $1.58
Pumpkin Pie 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Real Red & Garden Green 1/8 (3.2 mm) Striped Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Real Red & Garden Green 1/8″ (3.2 Mm) Striped Ribbon
Price: $8.00 $6.40
Real Red 3/8 Satin Woven Ribbon
Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon
Price: $6.95 $2.79
Real Red Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
Real Red Envelope Paper
Price: $6.00 $4.80
Real Red Pompom Trim by Stampin' Up!
Real Red Pompom Trim
Price: $6.00 $4.20
Reindeer Paper Clips Embellishments by Stampin' Up!
Reindeer Paper Clips Embellishments
Price: $4.00 $2.80
Retro Fresh This and That Journal
Retro Fresh This And That Journal
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape
Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Santa & Co. Embellishments
Santa & Co. Embellishments
Price: $5.95 $2.39
Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Season Of Cheer Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00 $9.35
Season of Cheer Designer Washi Tape by Stampin' Up!
Season Of Cheer Designer Washi Tape
Price: $8.00 $4.80
Season to Season Wreath Project Kit by Stampin' Up!
Season To Season Wreath Project Kit
Price: $27.00 $16.20
Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies
Price: $27.00 $16.20
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack by Stampin' Up!
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack
Price: $13.00 $7.80
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection
Price: $16.00 $9.60
Simply Created Banner
Simply Created Banner
Price: $9.95 $3.99
Smoky Slate 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Smoky Slate 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Price: $5.95 $2.38
Smoky Slate 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Soft Sky 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Price: $5.95 $2.39
Something Borrowed Embellishments by Stampin' Up!
Something Borrowed Embellishments
Price: $6.95 $2.78
Spider Web Doilies by Stampin' Up!
Spider Web Doilies
Price: $4.50 $3.60
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!
Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $4.79
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies
Price: $33.00 $28.05
Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape  by Stampin' Up!
Stacked With Love Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $1.98
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine
Price: $3.50 $1.40
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Dreams Designer Buttons
Price: $5.95 $2.39
Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paper
Price: $10.95 $4.39
Sweet Hauntings Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Sweet Hauntings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $19.00 $16.15
Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape
Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Tag A Bag Accessory Kit
Tag A Bag Accessory Kit
Price: $7.95 $3.19
Tangelo Twist 3/8 Satin Stitched Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.59
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine
Price: $2.95 $1.18
Texture Boutique Machine
Texture Boutique Machine
Price: $29.95 $14.99
This and That Documented Journal
This And That Documented Journal
Price: $10.95 $4.38
This and That Epic Day Journal
This And That Epic Day Journal
Price: $10.95 $4.38
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Price: $15.95 $9.59
Very Vanilla 1-1/4 (3.2 cm) Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla 1-1/4″ (3.2 Cm) Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon
Price: $8.00 $4.80
What's Up Punch
What’s Up Punch
Price: $16.95 $10.19
White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim by Stampin' Up!
White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
Price: $4.95 $1.99
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Wildflower Meadow Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Price: $7.95 $4.79
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack by Stampin' Up!
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack
Price: $10.00 $7.00
Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape by Stampin' Up!
Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape
Price: $5.00 $3.00
Winter Wonderland Embellishments by Stampin' Up!
Winter Wonderland Embellishments
Price: $7.00 $5.60
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper
Price: $13.00 $10.40
Wisteria Wonder 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Wisteria Wonder 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Price: $8.95 $3.58
Wooden Elements Embellishments
Wooden Elements Embellishments
Price: $4.95 $2.99
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Happy Monday

It’s a beautiful sunny day here in California!  I have the front door open and the temperature is just wonderful.  The nights are pretty chilly, for us. anyway!

I can always tell we are in full swing of the Christmas season  when one of my girls gets sick….yep, you guessed it…I have one down with Strep throat.  We spent last night at Urgent Care and all they did is take a swab and said we will call you tomorrow if its positive! REally!  I know what strep looks like!!!  So we play the waiting game.  My daughter is 23 and has had this numerous times!  Ok, I’m over my rant, well, for now, anyway.

Has everyone got their Christmas cards mailed?  I have them made, just not mailed!  I need stamps and dread going to the post office and waiting in line.

Here is an idea to gift when you don’t know what to give.  I make these cute paper bags and make 5 cards w/envelopes.  These say Thank You, but you could do different ones or just birthdays.

Hope this gives you some ideas !

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Happy Hanukkah

It starts at sundown tonight and I thought it would be fitting to show the cards I made for a good friend of my daughters.  I thought they fit the holiday perfect.  I used a stamp set from Close To My Heart for this set of cards with card stock and inks from Stampin’ Up!

My family celebrates Christmas and we have many friends who celebrate Hanukkah.  Each holiday is wonderful in their own way.

With that said, do you have a different holiday you celebrate?  I know their are several different ones.

I like to look back on the year, was it good, bad, exciting? This year went buy extremely fast and a lot happened.  My oldest daughter graduated from Grad School with her Masters Degree and moved back home.  The job search however has been difficult for her, but she is positive and had a hopeful interview just this week!

My son went back to school to get his Graduate Degree, he will come home for Christmas for 2 weeks and are so happy to see him.

For my husband and I, the year has been good, a few medical issues, but all is good.  We look forward to a better year, this coming year.

I look forward to enlarging my business with new demonstrators on my team and pushing my sales up.  First and foremost is creating, I love it and I love sharing my craft with others.

Happy Stamping!

Donna

 

Hello

I just love that word, especially since it’s Adele’s new cd!  Such a great voice!

Today here in California, it’s cold (well for us anyway) and gloomy outside.

Later today we are taking a trip to Disneyland to meet Santa!  Yes my girls are 23 and 29, but hey, its SANTA!!!!  He visits our house every year and we can’t wait for him to come.

Here are a few more Christmas cards I have done over the last month, November actually.

Here is a list of the items I used for these cards…

  • Mossy Meadow Card Stock #133676
  •  Mossy Meadow Ink #133645
  • Cherry Cobbler Card Stock #119685
  • Cherry Cobble Ink #126966
  • Silver Glimmer Paper #135314
  • Designer Series Paper (patterned) sorry I used a clearance one
  • 1/8″ Striped Ribbon #139615 (Holiday Catalog)
  • 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch #129404
  • 2″ Circle Punch #133782
  • 2-1/2″ Circle Punch #120906
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits #130102
  • Circles Collection Framelits #130911
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246

 

 

Thanks for following my blog and I hope these cards and products give you some ideas for your own.

If you would like to be on my mailing list, please visit my website..

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and type in your email address.  That’s it!  Visit me here often for updates and new cards and products.

Happy Stamping!

Donna

December Already?!?

Wow did the last few months just fly by!  I looked at my last post and its for AUGUST???

Yes I have been busy for a few months, lots of stamping, stamping, and more stamping.  A few birthdays, actually 3 and one more this coming week.  Then Christmas!

I just now walked into the garage and started looking for the Christmas boxes….why are they never in the same place as where you put them last year?!?

 

The Holiday catalog is live until December 31st.  Although almost all the items in the catalog and going to retire.  So if there is a favorite you want, my suggestion is get it now, before it sells out.

 

Here is just one set of Christmas cards I have made and sent out.  I have lots more to post, but I will do that through out this month.  All these items I used for this card are currently available in the Holidays Catalog.

http://bit.ly/1lzqx6d  visit my website and do some shopping!

Happy Stamping!

Donna

Christmas in August???

Everyone has heard of Christmas in July…..well I just extended mine to August! I went to Convention in July and saw the new Holiday Mini Catalog and OH MY GOSH!!!! So many beautiful and fun stamps and kits!
I am going to show case some the items here on my blog and also include item #’s and the link to my one line store.

Not the best picture as I took it during the convention, but will have a better one soon!

Stay Tuned!

Happy Stamping!
Donna

Hello

Have you ever thought about earning your own money to craft with? Not saving it out of the monthly budget of groceries? Holding back on that new dress or great pair of jeans! How about getting a manicure anytime you want!!
Have you thought about selling Stampin’ Up! What is Stampin’ Up!…..well let me tell you! It is a wonderful company that sells rubber & photopolymer stamps. All beautiful colors of inks, markers & wonderful card stock to match.
Selling SU! can be a hobby or make it a business, it’s what ever you choose to do.
Think about how this could work for you!

Ask me questions! I am here to answer them and if I don’t know, I will certainly find out for you!
Come join my team and we can create together!

Happy Stamping!
Donna
donna_penix@yahoo.com
cardsbysunnydots.stampinup.net