Stampin’ Blends = The most exciting product addition this year!!

I can not wait to share this fabulous new product with you!! A group of demonstrators were here testing them out and even stampers that are not fond of coloring were excited about using our new Blends!!

Watch the video below and get ready for the November 1st launch!!

Stampin’ Blends will be available November 1st!!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cool, crisp mornings call for a cup of hot coffee…..

We have just the thing for that!  With two different coffee stamp sets with matching dies, Stampin’ Up! gives us the perfect solution for your coffee loving friends.

In the Annual catalog you can check out the Coffee  stamp set.  It dos come as a bundle with matching framelits dies for only $45.75.  That page also features the fabulous designer paper call Coffee Break.  (Which is included in the designer paper special, purchase 3 of the selected styles and get one FREE.)

The above card uses the dies and the stamps from the Holiday catalog, on page 46, the Merry Cafe stamp set.  This set covers coffee lovers, fall, Halloween and Christmas themes.  It also has verses for tea and apple cider if coffee is not your thing!

This card shows some of the Coffee Break designer paper.

This was one of the cards we stamped at Camp  Stamp-In-Oga this past weekend.  Wouldn’t this put a smile on someone’s face?  Tuck in a gift card for a little coffee and your gift giving is complete!

Happy Stamping!


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Merry Patterns – a Hostess special through October 31st!

This is a fabulous Hostess offer through October 31st!  Host a $300 party and receive it for FREE!  Watch the video and see how much fun this stamp set is.  From classic Christmas cards to whimsical cards!

Here is a card I made for my Sassy Saturday class for tomorrow:

It’s so simple, but I’m lovin’ this stamp set because it’s so very easy to use.  It’s a photopolymer set, which makes it a piece of cake to line up the images.  The Candles are four separate stamps!  All lines up perfectly in a snap!  This is a great set to have in your Christmas arsenal!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Only two days left in September!! Time is on the fast track!

I can’t believe that September is here and almost gone!  September 30th marks the end on our Stampin’ Up! calendar year.   I am trying to reach a sales goal by midnight tomorrow, September 30th!  (I am late for just about everything, including this notice!)

If you would like to place an order from me prior to midnight tomorrow, please send me an email at  You will receive FREE shipping and a special gift if the order is shipped directly to me!  (US sales only.)  Then you can pick it up or I can deliver it.

We have sooo many great new products to go along with our items in the annual catalog!  Hard to choose what to play with.  I have simplified by choices by having an assistant, Lisa, who picks out the stamp sets for me to design from for my classes!  I never know what she will pick out, but, she always has a reason for each one choosen.  I love designing and sitting in my little corner with everything at my fingertips!  My ultimate getaway!

Here are some of the cards that we will be making tomorrow at our Sassy Saturday class:

A perfectly sweet fall card!  This stamp set can be seen on page 22 of the annual catalog.  It’s called Grown with Love.  The great thing about it is that it has coordinating dies also!  You can save 10% by purchasing it as a bundle!  Yeah, stamping and saving $$, what a deal!!

This card puts together items from the Holiday catalog and the annual catalog!  The houses in the background are cut from the Just Add Color Speciality Designer Series Paper, (page 189 of the annual catalog).  The car with all it’s messaging is from the Holiday catalog, page 46, called Wonderful Life.  This is one of those stamp sets that you may not pay much attention to at first glance, but, read on!  This stamp set covers weddings, Christmas, and has some cute fall images.  Check it out!  It’s a 19 piece photopolymer set for only $17!

This card features the stamp set You’ve Got This, from the annual catalog, page 101.  I paired it up with the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper on page 188.  This paper is so beautiful with it’s vibrant colors and the watercolor patterns.  This was the perfect pairing to use my aqua painter to color that big beautiful flower with coordinating colors of berry burst and emerald envy.

Well that’s all for today!   If you want to help me reach my sales goal for this year, please feel free to do so!  You will receive FREE shipping and a gift with your order when it’s shipped to me.

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Class schedules are updated!


I wanted to write a quick note to let you know that my class schedules are updated through December.  I have some special classes for the holidays in there for you also!  Please RSVP to save your place for special classes as they tend to fill up fast!

Hope to be stamping and creating with you soon!

Happy Stamping,


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Just breathe……good advise!

Everyone’s life is full of stress at one time or another, don’t you agree.  I personally like the dull periods of time where I am far removed from any drama!

When I saw the stamp set Colorful Seasons I was immediately drawn to the verse:  just breathe!  I received a swap that used that verse and wanted to make that card my own.  So, as with yesterday’s card, I added mulitple layers, a little bling and some sparkle from “Stella”.

So simple, but elegant, right?  Pacific point pairs up nicely with crumb cake.  I used markers to color in the leaves and flowers and painted on a little “Stella” for some shimmer.  This card gets right to the point, simplify and breathe.  Tomorrow’s another day!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Still feeling like fall here…

While  I was in Thailand, Stampin’ Up! treated us to some make and takes with some new product from the Holiday catalog.  Because of my schedule there I was not able to make them, but, thanks to my fabulous upline, Sarah S., I have the samples!  (She made me a set while I was out exploring!)

This is a dressed up version of a card from that make and take.  I can’t hardly do a card without layering up, so that’s what I did!  I added a layer of crushed curry behind the beautiful painted harvest designer paper.  I also stamped the verse in early espresso, they had it in crushed curry.

What do you think:

This dsp is just too pretty to cover up too much!!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Ahhhh, fall is in the air!

Fall is my favorite time of year!  I noticed that the leaves are already turning when Peter and I went out for a little drive yesterday.  The cool crisp air in the morning is fabulous!

I was asked to make a birthday card for a class and I decided to pair up a beautiful fall designer paper from the Painted Autumn series, (page 49 of the the Holiday catalog), and a woodgrain pattern from the Wood Textures stack, (Annual catalog, page 187).

My go to color for fall is cajun craze.  I like to pair it up with wild wasabi.  Here is what I came up with:

Everything always looks better in person!  I love using the happy birthday die.  On this card I cut it out twice, one in early espresso and one in wild wasabi.  I used our adhesive sheets so that I could easily put them together with a shadow effect and on the card front without any messy glue marks.  (Sometimes I tend to over do the glue!)

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Hope you watched the video on our new special Hostess stamp set, Merry Patterns!  I just received mine today, so, I’m hoping to stamp up a few samples for you.

After watching cards with Christmas motifs, I decided to share a card we recently did in class.  Yes, it’s not too early to enjoy stamping cards for Christmas!!

This stamp set is in our Holiday catalog on page 16, it’s called Feeling of Christmas.   This is a 6 piece stamp set that could also be used for any season.  The wreath is a two step process, which is very forgiving!  (Which means it’s super easy to use!)  The designer paper is from the Christmas Around the World selection, which is on page 29 of the Holiday catalog.  This dsp is full of fun prints, some of which can be cut out with a matching die set and two beautiful plaid prints.

Happy Stamping!


Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Merry Patterns – A Hostess Special Stamp Set!!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Last but not least, September Techniques card #5

I hate to think about it, but, this holiday is right around the corner!:

Our embossing paste can be bricks or made to look like snow on the rooftop!

I have some special pictures for you just to prove that stamping is for everyone of every age.  I have quite a few grandmothers that bring their granddaughters to stamp with them.  I am always how amazed how well our young stampers do.  They seem to take it all in and feel free to change up the cards as they want.  Isn’t that what stamping your own cards is all about?  In class we all start out with the same items, but, they don’t always end up looking the same!  I must admit that we have seen some pretty spectacular changes from my original designs!  I LOVE that!!

These two beauties were here last month for the first time for our Friday night Hostess club:

They had a great time and everyone attending with them did also!  What a wonderful  way to create lasting memories with grandchildren.

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

September Techniques Card #4

It’s unfortunate that we need sympathy cards, but, it’s part of life.  When you do need a card it’s always nice to have it on hand.

For this card I created my own mask with our Rose Garden Thinlit:

This card uses our silver foil paper with black and white card stock.  Very simple and yet, (I think), very elegant.  What do you think?

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

September Techniques card #3

Here’s a card to send to a good friend if you want to make her smile!:

Don’t you just love the new in color, lemon lime twist?  Well, on this card you get to use the lemon lime twist reinker to color the embossing paste.  Then you use that paste on black and white card stock to create this fun look!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

September Techniques card #2

September techniques is over the top fun with our embossing paste!

Card #2:

This card uses the ombre look for the embossed background.  All fall colors, which are truly my favorite combinations!  Crushed curry, tangerine tango and cajun craze, a great match up in my humble opinion!

If you don’t recognize the flower, it’s because it’s in the new Holiday catalog!!  I think it’s impossible to make a bad card with that sunflower!

Happy Stamping!


Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

September Techniques Class

Septembers Techniques class will feature our new embossing paste!  I’m so excited to share this fabulous product with you!

Techniques class will only be held on Tuesday, September 12th, two sessions, 9-12 or 3-8pm.  (Peter and I will be married 41 years on September 11th).

This is one class that you will regret not coming to, so, sign up as soon as possible!

Here is card one:

This card uses one of the decorative masks with clouds.  This reminds me of the old fashioned Route 66 signs.  Totally fun in person when you see the 3d clouds!

More cards tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Back to school Bingo is coming up!

This will be our second annual back to school BINGO!  Space is limited, so if you want to come, please let me know as soon as possible!

BINGO is scheduled for Friday,  September 8th at 6pm.  We make 3 cards, play 3 games of BINGO, have snacks and win fabulous prizes all for only $25!!

Here are the cards we will be making:

Of course we needed a back to school card encouraging creativity with pens!

Card number two:

A woodsy birthday card, suitable for a “man” card!

Last but not least, this card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  With selfies being all the rage here is a card for the selfy picture lover in your life:

Yes, even sweet little pink pigs love the fall leaves!

Time is running out, so, if you are looking to join the fun let me know!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

September Hostess Club cards…

With all of the new products it was pretty tough to pair down to three cards for club!

When we were in Thailand we were lucky enough to see the new Holiday catalog and products.  When I saw the Christmas set with a lamp post, my mind immediately paired it up with rats from one of the Halloween sets.  This is what I came up with:

The rats are just the right size for crawling up and down the lamp post and around the cauldron of potion!

This card is my version of Charley Brown’s pumpkin patch!  I know the background DSP is floral, but with the pumpkins it makes my brain think vines!  What do you think?

For the third card, I kept with the fall theme.  That designer paper is so beautiful!  Wait until you see the whole grouping at my Open House!

If you are interested in joining one of my Hostess clubs or would like to get together with friends and create your own special night of stamping each month, give me a holler!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Holiday Catalog Open House!

I am over the top with our latest Holiday Catalog.  You will be also when you see it in person!  I have a catalog here waiting for you, come to my Open House on Saturday, September 2nd between 9-5 and pick it up!

I will have some sweet projects for you to stamp and lots of new product for you to check out.  Some snacks and of course a special gift for anyone placing an order before you leave!

Here’s what I have for you to stamp:

You will be able to stamp two Christmas tags, a sweet little drummer boy note card and a book mark to save the page of your favorite item in the new catalog!  (In reality, you will need a pack of post it notes to mark everything you will need for your personal stash!

Let me know if you are planning on joining us for some stampin’ good fun!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Catch up post!

Just like everyone else, life has been crazy busy and up side down!  As some of you know, Peter was scheduled for back surgery last week Wednesday.  On Tuesday he received a call saying they were sorry, but, he apparently was not put on or bumped from the surgery schedule.  Yikes!!  That was terribly upsetting to Peter who has been counting down the days to be relieved of his severe back pain.  (For those of you who don’t know, Peter is my husband.)

Well, long story short they rescheduled him for tomorrow!   So, my work schedule is all mixed up!  But, thanks to my wonderful downline, I have fabulous demonstators coming to cover my Product class this Wednesday and help me out on Saturday.  While I do expect Peter will be home on Saturday for my Holiday Catalog Open House, I’m not sure how much help he will need.  So, Open house is on and will be manned by me and again some of my over the top fabulous downline!!

I have been working and designing like mad to get ahead of the game during surgery and recovery time/PT and OT.  Now I would like to share some of the cards we will be making!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Pocketfull of Sunshine stamp set.  Here is a little touch of fall.

This is the stamp set for this months Product class.  My stampers will receive the stamp set, matching dies, the Color Theory paper stack and make the 5 cards that I’ll share with you today for only $65!

This card is a touch of summer sunshine!  I adore our new Berry Burst in color!

This set is also perfect for a “guy” card.  There is fake money in the pocket, but, when giving the card, the top of the pocket is open to place some real “pocket money” for the lucky birthday guy!

This is for the “cool” girl with the black jeans and sparkles on her shades!  It was so much fun to pair up with set with the Color Theory designer paper!

This is just a fun card, bright colors with a black background and a butterfly to top it off!

Well, hope you enjoyed the cards!

Happy Stamping!


Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Paper Pumpkin sale!!

Whoo hoo!!  I’m not very good at getting these items into my blog, but, at least I think you can read this one!  A great deal for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers!

In addition to this great deal you would quality to come to my Paper Pumkin Party which is the first Wednesday night each month!  It starts at 6pm and I serve snacks and you can build your projects with stamping friends.

If you have any questions please contact me!

Happy Stamping!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment