Keep it together …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Tuesday I share with you the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals. Well … one of the items on sale is a newer product call “Fast Fuse”. It’s a great new adhesive that I use on many of my 3-D projects and some of my more intricate cards … in fact, I use is a lot & l love it.


FAST FUSE ON SALE THIS WEEK ONLY $7.46 – click to order!


I also have a video for you to watch … it will explain more about it and a great tip for finishing off 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the little video and that it explained a bit more about this wonderful product. I use mine a lot!  Try it out … It’s on sale through Monday the 4th of May.

Today is the last day of “my” April Special … where I pay the taxes for you!!  If you order directly through me, I will take it off your total … If you order on line, I will send you a refund check!!

All refund checks for the month will be sent out on Monday.  Thanks to all who participated in my April 2015 special!

With the new catalog coming out soon … I will be sure to share more new products with you. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day ~


Reminiscing … A Walk in the Wild

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With the retirement lists out, I’d like to reminisce on one of those stamp sets you love … A Walk in the Wild. This was a great stamp set for masculine cards… and I’m going to miss this one!

My first card is the pheasant … I did this birthday card in November of 2013. Simple color pallet and the use of ribbon for banners make this card very appealing to the guys.



My second card is the moose … he is so stately! I created this one back in August of 2013.

I teamed this image up with some designer paper and the burlap ribbon. The burlap gives the card some great texture, yet does not take away from the moose image at all.


Both cards used a simple layout … but with different backgrounds and accessories, they look well put together. While making cards for guys, you never want to “over” embellish.

Hope you enjoyed this little flashback, and if you don’t have this stamp set … you may want to add it onto your wish list.

Thank you for dropping by my blog today!

Have an awesome one ~


Gettin’ Punchy? You’ll “LOVE” these Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Weekly Deals for you. I also have the retirement lists for those who have just signed up for my blog (Thanks … and Welcome!)

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This weeks deals are full of heart … Heart punches that is!  I am so excited that these punches are on sale, if you didn’t get them before, now is the perfect time.

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

Heart Punch Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Hello Honey 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon Item # 133671
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
Fuse Fast Adhesive Item # 129026
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46
Fry Box Bigz L Die Item # 132966
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71
Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
Gold 1/8″ Ribbon Item # 134583
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Confetti Hearts Border Punch Item # 137415
Regular Price: $21.95
Discounted Price: $16.46


Last Chance for Retiring Products

It’s almost time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2014–2015 annual catalog. Before we say goodbye to these amazing products, though, we’re giving everyone an opportunity to order retiring products (some of them at discounts prices up to 50 percent off retail) before they’re gone for good. Retiring products will only be available until June 2 (or while supplies last), so be sure to get your orders in early! Shop now!


CLICK HERE to View Retiring Stamp Sets


CLICK HERE to View Retiring Accessories

 The retiring stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 catalog  will be available while supplies last until June 2; however, due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps through May 26 (not accessories-accessories are only while supplies last). Remember: some of these products have discounts up to 50 percent off retail, so don’t miss out! I encourage you to order your favorite products before they’re gone for good.

Thanks so much for stopping by today … I welcome your comments also. Let me know what you’d like to see more of.

Have a great day ~


Planting Pumpkins …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I was busy packing up my stampin’ supplies for my upcoming Spring Stamping Retreat.  Can’t wait to see everyone… I’ve got some great projects planned!!

Yesterday I showed you the April Paper Pumpkin, today I want to show you an alternative project that you can create using the same kit.

It’s spring, so I figured it was time to plant …


I created a flower pot out of the Hello Honey card that is included in the kit. I also punched a 1-1/4″ circle from the other half for the center of my flower.  I then covered it in “Crystal Effects” and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.

Because the card was Hello Honey, I kept my color scheme within the 2014-16 In-color family with the Lost Lagoon for the flower “Blossom punch” and greeting, and Mossy Meadow for the stem and leaves. I used the 1-1/4″ circle punch again to create the leaves.

The greeting comes from the “And Many More” stamp set and then punched with the Word Window punch and backed with the Modern Label punch.

Since they have the cutest greetings included in the Paper Pumpkin kit …. I had to use them.


As you can see, this is a card that I am giving my Mom … Just because! I might have to pop a butterfly on the card for her – she loves her butterflies!

Thank you for checking back with me to see what I have created with the April Paper Pumpkin Kit.


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Have a wonderful day ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …



Simply Sunday … Stampin’ Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a wonderful gift I got in the mail …


Yes, My Paper Pumpkin kit … It’s my gift to myself! And it’s just too cute this month. I love that I can make cards for Mom or Dad … even more!! Just look at the samples …


Check out the video to see how easy they are to create …


Not a subscriber yet?  Try it for a few months.. I think You’ll Love it!

You will receive a different kit delivered right to your mailbox each month!

click to try it for one month here for $19.95

click to buy a 3 month subscription here for $59.85

click to by a 6 month subscription here for $113.70

click to buy a 1 year subscription here for $215.40

 (if you subscribe before May 10, you will receive the May kit as your first kit)

Thank you for stopping by today … be sure to check in tomorrow, I will share with you an alternative project made from this kit!


Guest Stamper: Linda K.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you another card from our Spring (April) Stampin’ Retreat card swap … Our guest stamper today is Linda K.

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Linda used the very versatile “The Open Sea” stamp set and showcased the stamps beautifully. I love the simple neutral color pallet … works great for guys!

Linda used the Basic Gray for her background, and Basic Black to mat each stamped image.

Just look at the detail Linda has put into her card … the paper piercing around the globe really adds a nice touch to the card.

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A great birthday card, and could easily be used for Fathers Day as well. In fact, you could use it as a graduation card … reflecting on the direction (compass) of their dreams, and conquering the world.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you are as inspired by Linda’s card as I was.

Have a wonderful weekend ~



Flamingo Lingo Showcase …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to showcase a retiring stamp set “Flamingo Lingo”. This is a stamp set close to my heart, it is the Ronald McDonald House Chariest stamp set.


You’ll be tickled pink with the Flamingo Lingo Clear stamp set and the variety of cards you can make with this darling flamingo. And you’ll love that with each set purchased, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to RMHC. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.

Speaking of pink …


Here is the first of 3 cards that I will showcase today using the Flamingo Lingo stamp set.  This card was stamped by my friend and downline member Cindy. It was a swap card from one of our Star’s Team meeting. Who does not love pink & black, and she created a focal point with the Oval Collection Framelits.

Next is a card I created …


Oh yes … tickled pink again! I framed out our flamingo using the Square Collection Framelit die. The Coastal Cabana really pops with the black and Strawberry Slush (both retiring colors). I do believe that the scallop edge punch is also on the retired list.

Last but not least, is a card that we made at one of my Stamp Camps …


This card was done in Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe … with just a touch of Pistachio Pudding. The 2013-15 In-colors will also retire (and the refills go FAST!!) which include the Cantaloupe and Pistachio!

As you can see … you really can make a variety of card using the Flamingo Lingo stamp set. There is still time to purchase this fabulous set … Click Here to shop now.

I hope you enjoyed … I have a list of ingredients for your convenience below. I will not repeat items (like the Petite Petals punch) for each card, ingredients will only be listed once.

Thanks so much for stopping by ~