Good Day!

I wanted to share with you a few pictures from our visit to Salt Lake City.  I was so happy to be joined by some of my Downline, Amy S, D’Anne T., and Joan W., and my Upline, Sarah S.

Here’s Amy and D’Anne after receiving their Prize Patrol stamp set!

These signs were right outside of the Salt Palace.  Couldn’t resist getting some pictures!  Here’s Sarah and Joan.

We had breakfast at one of our favorite places, the Blue Lemon!

Just a quick note:  I changed the date of my Giftables class! I will be having it on  Saturday, November 25th at 9am.  It will run along with our Sassy Saturday class!  Here are some of the items we will make for $25.00:

Let me know if you want to attend!

Happy Stamping!

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Stamparatus in action…..

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Oh me oh my, I don’t even know where to start!!

I have been to Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Live.  We had a fabulous time and couldn’t wait to get back to share with you all!!

First, I must tell you about a mind blowing new tool that Stampin’ Up! has come out with!!  Our Stamparatus is over the top and a must have for every stamper!!  Here’s what I am talking about:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD
    November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
    December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
    January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

    So, today at 3:00p.m. you NEED to go to WWW.STAMPINUP.COM, and go to the Stamparatus page and hit the RESERVE link which will guide you through the reservation process. (You need to have a customer account with Stampin’ Up!’s online store).  Have your credit card information.  Please note that you will NOT be billed for it until it ships.

  • After your Stamparatus is available to ship you will receive an email asking you to finalize payment and close your order.  Please have me listed as your Demonstrator.

Get ready to create multiple projects in minutes with an accuracy and consistency that makes stamping easier than ever before!!

Call or email me if you have any questions!

Happy Stamping!!

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This Saturday is what we call Sassy Saturday!

The last Saturday of the month I pair up with one of my downline, Amy P. and we hold a dual class.  You can take both of our classes at the same time or take only Amy’s class or only mine.  Our Saturday class is full of fun and generally lots of laughter.

I have designed a little of everything for this month’s class.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, fall and birthday cards are all included in this month’s cards.

Here’s one of the Christmas cards.  Too bad you can’t really see all the glimmer and glamor on this card.  I was requested to make a card with this stamp set that is in our Annual catalog, Star of Light, on page 122.

My upline, Sarah S. sent me the sweet bundle seen on page 51 of the Holiday catalog, Pick a Pumpkin, to celebrate my 10 year anniversary with Stampin’ UP!.  Actually it is one of the set I did not have! I have had so much fun playing with this set I thought I didn’t need!!

On this card I paired it up with the wreath from a Christmas set.  Feeling of Christmas on page 16 of the Holiday catalog.  When I stamped with leaf image I did not ink up the bow.  Then I stamped if upside down so that the pumpkins would cover up the bow that showed.

More to come!!

Happy Stamping!

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Here’s the third set of woodgrain pieced cards.

With the left over pieces from the woodgrain designer paper and the solid early espresso cardstock I came up with this final set of four:

Here are all the left over pieces from the woodgrain designer paper.  I literally used every little bit of that paper.  I didn’t show you, but, I even placed little 1/4 and 1/2 pieces left over in the inside of the cards.  For those of you who don’t take classes here, I have layers inside of my cards as well as on the outside.  That way the card feels balanced and in my mind anyway, completed.

It’s hard to tell on the photo, but, the above cardstock color is soft sky.  I love browns and grays with blue tones.

So, what do you think of my pieced cards?  What to try making them either here or at home?  Let me know and I can hook you up with the products you’ll need.  This combination of products could keep you busy all winter!

Happy Stamping!!

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How much fun can you have with four 6×6 pieces of designer paper?

WOW!!  Let me show you!!  I created 12 beautiful cards designed around the build a quilt die and four pieces of the wood grain designer paper.

I must tell you about what inspired me to create these cards.  I have a table that my Papaw had purchased from a man for my mother many years ago.  I was blessed enough to receive that table, (along with my Mom’s catherdal quilt), when my Mom passed away.  As soon as I saw the quilt builder dies and that beautiful 6×6 woodgrain paper, I knew what I had to do!!  Put them together!

Here are a few:

I have a close up on the top, but, you can see using the different card stock with the wood grains you get an interesting look.  Very simple and oh so cool!  I cut a piece of cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and put our adhesive sheet on it, so once you lay down the cutout frame, you just lay the pieces in and whala!  A beautiful set of cards are made.

That’s the first set of four, here’s the second set:

Again just using the pieces left over from the first group of cards you can put them together as you wish.

I’m thinking of having a class to make these fabulous cards.  Let me know if you would be interested in attending.

The third set of cards will be on tomorrow’s blog!

Happy  Stamping!

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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!!!

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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!


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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!

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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!

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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,


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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!


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Merry Patterns – A Hostess Special Stamp Set!!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!


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