New Catalog … New Stamp Set … New Technique!!

H-E-L-L-O my Stampin’ Friends!!

I am really excited to share this post with you today!  Monday night I went to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog Premiere party!  They commissioned theaters all over the US … over 71oo demonstrators were at the theaters and over 400 at the “Red Carpet” LIVE event!  Wish I could have gone to that but it was in California.

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I went with my friend and downline member Cindy.  Duh … I didn’t even think of taking a camera.  I would have been fun to share some pictures of the theater and all the demonstrators.  However … I do have a picture of my stuff!!

Here is the new catalog (no, sorry … can’t post pictures of the inside) but I do have a stamp set to share with you too.  You will also see the new “Stampin’ Success” magazine which all demonstrators recieve and is filled with helpful tips for stamping and running our businesses.


Yes, those are “POPCORN” Jelly Belly’s … a must have when attending a theater! 🙂  I can’t wait to share the new catalog with you!  How would you like to come to a catalog release party??  Let me know … or tell me what kind of catalog party you would like!!

On to the new stamp set … “Work of Art”.  It’s not typically my style, but Stampin’ Up! showed us some fun ways to use the stamp set.  It’s full of neat images that work great with water coloring and more.

Here is my first card with my new stamp set, from the new catalog …


The technique is called “Ombre” … it is a graduation of color.  I used Bermuda Bay on my card.  I began with the Watercolor paper and Spritzer.  I spritzed my water color paper lightly.  Then, I took the “swish” and after inking it up … stamped off 2 times, then stamped on my paper.

Then next “swish” was only stamped off once, and then the last was just stamped directly onto the watercolor paper.  It’s simple … but I like it.  Hope you like it as well.  I think I will be playing with this stamp set quite a bit.  I added a simple butterfly and a bit more bling colored with a Sharpie.


Hmmm … speaking of coloring you embellishments, I can’t wait until you get your hands on the new “Blendabilities” markers.  Woo Hoo.  I’ll be putting in a nice pre-order in May and can’t wait to show you!!  Watch for upcoming classes.

Want a FREE catalog??

If you are in one of my clubs or an on-line shopper – you will receive yours as soon as they are released. New shoppers can get a FREE catalog from me by placing a $50 or more order from my stampin’ store (click this link, then click the shop now button at the bottom of the page)

Orders from your FREE catalog begin today through May 30th!!  Once I get your order notification from Stampin’ Up! I will send a catalog directly to your home 🙂

Thank you for joining me today!

Have a happy day ~


Here is a list of my stampin’ supplies: Click on the pictures for more details and/or to shop.


Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m sharing the Weekly Deals ~


We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Talking Tag Message Labels Item # 129723
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Merry Minis Punch Pack Item # 126882
Regular Price: $16.95
Discounted Price: $12.71
Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126871
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126872
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Regals Core’Dinations Item # 129955
Regular Price: $23.95
Discounted Price: $17.96
Dress Up Framelits Dies Item # 130101
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon Item # 126845
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
Downtown Grunge Photobook Template – Digital Download Item # 126056
Regular Price: $19.95
Discounted Price: $11.97


Just click on the product description / item number to view full details of the items or to purchase.  It will take you directly to my Stampin’ Store.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today ~



Simple Sympathy Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I introduced you to the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit.  As you know, the retirement list went live last Monday and many of the items are already SOLD OUT.  Wow … they go fast!  As far as I know, the items shared today are still available, however the “are” on the retiring list so if you love them, get them soon.


We all know it’s hard enough to come up with a card when your in a hurry, but even harder when you or someone you care about has just suffered the loss of a loved one.   It’s so hard for me at that time to create a card, so I took yesterday’s solution using the Simply Sent card kits for quick cards, and added to it …


I think this kit works beautifully for sympathy cards, and you can make up a couple of them right away so you won’t have to do it during that time of need.

I paired up the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit with the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set.  I am happy to say that the Thoughts and Prayers is not on the retiring list.

I wanted to add some subtle color so I used the Pistachio Pudding both to back the lazer cut paper and the flowers.  The flowers were punched using the “Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack” – also on the retiring list.


I used the “Glue Dots” to attached the punched flowers.  The pretty little gems come in the card kit, as do the envelopes.  Click on the link below to view the kit.

Our card kits are beautiful they way they are, as you saw yesterday, or you can easily change them to any occasion you need.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Have a wonderful week ~



Need a card right away?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m back!  My apologies for the break, I was busy in my stampin’ room preparing for my upcoming Spring Retreat!

Sometimes it’s a bit difficult to come up with a card when your busy … and who isn’t now days.  So today I’m going to share with you a fabulous solution to our problem.

Simply Sent cards!  If you have a Stampin’ Up! catalog, go to page 161, I chose the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent card kit.  It’s a pretty die cut note card …


I’ve laid out all the ingredients.  I know many of the people who I send cards to, like to display them so I added a folded base to my project.  Then I simply copied the images that Stampin’ Up! provides in the directions.


I used the “Anywhere Glue Stick” to adhere the die cut piece onto my cardstock.  It holds very well and you don’t have to worry about the adhesive left between the designs like you do with the snail adhesive.  Each adhesive has it’s purpose!

The greeting (Million & One Stamp Set)  is actually suggested in the catalog to pair with the Simply Sent.  I love this stamp set … the font is beautiful.


If you look in my archives or on my Stampin’ Up! website you can view more samples made with the Million & One Stamp Set.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today.

Have yourself a beautiful Sunday!



Retiring Card Share 2 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I thought you would enjoy viewing a few more card samples made with the stamp sets and accessories that will soon be retiring …

Here is another sample from the “Rev Up the Fun” stamp set.  Also retiring on this card is the beautiful “Midnight Muse” cardstock, ink, and ribbon.


My second card share is from the retiring accessories list … the “Peekaboo Bigz Die’.  You can find it on page 193 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog.

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So sad to see this one go…  One of my favorite greeting sets: Perfectly Penned!  I use this stamp set so much.  I’ll post the link at the bottom of my blog so you can view all the greetings in this wonderful stamp set.


Don’t forget to take advantage of the Free Shipping …

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The Free Shipping ends this Friday the 25th of April… Don’t miss out.  Links to my on-line store below.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Have a wonderful day ~



Retiring Stamp Sets Card Share ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I just wanted to share a couple cards from some of the stamp sets that will be retiring.  First is the “Delightful Dozen” stamp set … I used this a lot because of the many different greetings.  You will find it on page 27 of the main Stampin’ Up! catalog or you can view at the end of my post.  Also retiring is the “Birthday Basics” Designer Series Paper.


Next I have for you the “Make a Cake” stamp set from page 17 of the catalog.  This fun birthday card also features the “Itty Bitty Banners” stamp set, however that one is not retiring 🙂

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 I also want to remind you that the 2013-14 Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp Set: Tag It will also be retiring.   Stampin’ Up! gives $3 to the RMHC fund for each Tag It set sold.  You can find it on page 45.  I am going to miss this one!

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My last card share for today is on page 51 and it’s titled “Rev Up the Fun”.  I used this for my manly cards.  Any guy who rides or loves NASCAR would appreciate a card from this stamp set.  It’s fun!  The Designer Series Paper; “I Am Me” will also retire.


I’m always sad to see my favorites leave the catalog, but I guess that’s the only way we can get new stamp sets and fabulous accessories!

I do urge you to purchase early if you have some “must have” items … some items are already sold out (like Gumball Green cardstock!)

You can go to my website or just click on one of the pictures below.  You will have to create an account … but it’s easy.

You can also contact me at or call me at 262-334-1009 and I will help you with your order.  Thank you.

Have an awesome day!




Weekly Deals and more ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am going to share with you the Weekly Deals … Some of these items are on the retirement list!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Core’Dinations Item # 129958
Regular Price: $11.95
Discounted Price: $8.96
Large Pearl Basic Jewels Item # 125577
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
5/8 Inch Crochet Trim Victoria Item # 118481
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21
Naturals Designer Buttons Item # 127554
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126876
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Item # 126878
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper Item # 131390
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Afternoon Daydream Kit – Digital Download Item # 130861
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $5.97

Because these items are on the retirement list, you will want to get them early!  Plus you might as well get in on the FREE SHIPPING!

All items on both retiring lists are only available while supplies last … and once they’re gone, their gone.  Shopping is easy, just click on the product description … it will take you right to that page on my website.


Stampin’ Up! also has a great way to get your Paper Pumpkin …

Prepaid Subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin

We’re now offering prepaid subscriptions for Paper Pumpkin, our monthly subscription kit program. Each month a fully designed project kit arrives in a delightful box filled with stamps, ink, and paper–everything cut and ready to go.

Just order the subscription length of your choice, and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription on

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858  1 month $19.95 US/$24.95 CAN
137859  3 months $59.85 US/$74.85 CAN
137860  6 months $113.70 US/$143.70 CAN–save $1 per month
137861  12 months $215.40 US/$275.40 CAN—save $2 per month


Just a reminder that if you are planning on purchasing from the retirement lists, you may want to do it now … before they are gone, and while there is FREE Shipping.

Please let me know if I can help you in any way.