Simply Sunday … Simply Wonderful

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Many of you know that I am away at our Holiday Stamping Retreat, but Sunday is always bittersweet as the weekend is so much fun but we have to say good-bye.

We had beautiful weather and some great stamping projects, I will share a few over the next few days, along with some of the amazing swap cards our attendee’s created!

Till then, enjoy your day and I’ll see you tomorrow ~


A Glass Half Full …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a special card share with you. This stamp set was created by one of our fellow demonstrators … Linda Bauwin.

When Linda reached her million sales achievement in March of 2016 and as part of her million sales celebration, she collaborated with one of the Stampin’ Up! designers on the creation of the Half Full Stamp set.



Here are some beautiful projects created with the Half Full stamp set …

On the 2017 incentive trip to Thailand Linda demonstrated her stamp set and showed a really creative technique where she mixed the Stampin’ Ink Refill with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to create a beautiful glossy look that you can see on the Merry Christmas card above.

Hope you enjoyed today’s projects (Courtesy of Stampin’ Up!) Makes me thirsty for a good glass of wine … would you like to join me?

Enjoy your weekend! I’m spending mine with a group of wonderful ladies at our “Hearts Come Home” Holiday Stamping Retreat.  I’ll share more about that in the upcoming week.

Thanks for stopping by ~

*Information taken from Success Weekly posted by Stampin’ Up!

They’re Coming … They’re Coming!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m here to share an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up! You may have heard that our new “Alcohol” markers are coming …

Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.

As a demonstrator, we got a chance to order them early … and I love them! Watch for upcoming samples. If you want them yourself “right now” you can Join My Team of Stars.

However … they will be available to everyone beginning November 1st!

Let me know if you have any questions about these markers … I’d be happy to answer them for you.

Have an awesome day …

Here it is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve been waiting to see what Stampin’ Up! has boxed up for us this month … It’s here! Check out the video!!

We’ve made it easy for you to get ‘er done with October’s Pining for Plaid kit—which will arrive on your doorstep in plenty of time for assembling and holiday giving.

The cards are a snap to put together; plus, you’ll get an immediate dose of the Christmas spirit as you enjoy this kit’s rustic pine trees, shimmering “snowflakes,” and merry greetings.

NOT A PAPER PUMPKIN SUBSCRIBER? It’s not too late, sign up now for the coordinating November kit and as a subscriber you can order ANY of the available past kits (including this kit!!)

Let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, our monthly stampin’ kit.

Order the 3 month subscription (below) or more and I’ll send you a cute Paper Pumpkin tote to carry your kits in.  With everything you need to create the projects in your kit, they are perfect for creating on the go!

You’ll also get a Virtual Rewards point for each $5o spent! Learn more about my Rewards points by clicking the link on the right side of my blog.

Thanks much for hanging in there, my computer went down but it’s back up and running again!

Have an awesome day ~

Shop for your Paper Pumpkin now …


Merry Patterns my Deer!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card today that reflects our current Hostess Special …

Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love adorable Christmas stamp sets? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you … What’s the occasion?

Right now if you host a party with $300 in sales, you can earn the exclusive Merry Patterns Stamp Set. This offer ends on October 31, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today! So far all my hostesses have received the Merry Patterns stamp set … I have so much to show you and your friends … but there will be plenty of time for you to stamp!

Here’s our card …

• Merry Patterns Stamp Set

• Old Olive Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper

• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories and Tools
• Year of Cheer Embellishments
• Old Olive Baker’s Twine
• Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon
• Big Shot™
• Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder™


Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope your week is off to a good start.

Getting Ready for Christmas!?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back again today with some more shares of past Holiday retreat stamping. Below I have just a few of our “Gift Tags” that we made last year. We also decorated a cute tin to hold all of their tags!

These were made with the Stocking Stamp set and dies which have been added to our Annual catalog!! I love that, it gives me a chance to show you even more things to do with the items you’ve already purchased.

Our next grouping of stamped goodies comes from our 2015 Holiday Retreat!! Oh what fun these were … might have even been the hit of the retreat … GIFT CARD ENVELOPES!!

I found a great pattern so these were super simple to create, and we just jazzed up the outsides so they would also be a hit from anyone who received them. Just adorable!

You never know what we’ll be making at our retreats, always something new and fun… you’ll have to join us sometime.  I have a new attendee this year, everyone else has been there before … some, several times (One hasn’t missed one yet!) We also have someone from as far away as Oklahoma!!

We have a blast at our stamping retreats, and I can’t wait to get this Holiday Retreat started! This time next week, we’ll be stamping away!

Thanks for joining me here today on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Remembering …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

While I’m finishing up the cutting, packing, and extra touches for my stamping retreat next weekend, I thought I would share some creations from our last Holiday Retreat … these stamp sets and dies are still available in the catalog!

This was the hit of the retreat!! So simple yet so elegant. This stamp set and coordinating framelits are in our annual catalog this year.

I will share more in the coming days, plus some new samples to share.

Thanks for popping in.