Stampin’ News …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. It’s nice and peaceful here (even though I’m at home) and I’m going to be in my Stampin’ Studio most of the day preparing for some exciting upcoming events.

First, let me remind you that today is the last day of our Bonus Days …

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Every $50 purchase will get you $5 Bonus Dollars to spend in August. Can’t wait to cash mine in (tee hee)

Tuesday, August 2nd is an exciting day … Stampin’ Up! is releasing “Thoughtful Branches” an exclusive, limited-time bundle.

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I am hosting a “Thoughtful Branches” card class at my Stampin’ Studio on Wednesday, August 10th (SAVE THE DATE) I’ll be posting and sending details tomorrow! I’ve got some fun tips for you … and some great cards!

August 2nd is also Pre-Order time!! Demonstrators get to begin ordering from the new Holiday Catalog … Can’t wait to show you all the awesome new stamp sets and some of the surprising items in the catalog!! You’ll be so happy 🙂

I will be hosting a “HOLIDAY CATALOG REVEAL” PARTY in September, just waiting on confirmation on the hall dates. I’ll know that later today and will also post that tomorrow!

Make sure you’re on my e-mail list so you get all the updates on upcoming Classes, Events and Retreats!

Keeping it simple today so I’ll see you tomorrow with more details.

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to visit me, and I’ll see you again tomorrow!

Have an awesome day!


Introducing: One Wild Ride

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share that will make you feel the wind blowing through your hair … Remember, Life is a Journey, Enjoy the Ride. Just one of the many verses in our “One Wild Ride” stamp set!


Anyone in Wisconsin or a Harley lover could easily be making this card in Orange and Black! Love this stamp set and all it stands for … Who wouldn’t love to take a trip down Route 66.

This stamp set coordinates with the “Best Badge” punch and the “Bunch of Banners” framelits so it makes your card and project creating even easier!

Hope you have the chance to get out and explore life this weekend. Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Have a good one ~


Furry Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a “Happy Friday” to you!! Just a quick post today so you can get into your weekend. I wanted to share two cards that I think are super cute, and I know many of you are dog and/or cat lovers ❤

They feature the “Bella & Friends” stamp set and the “Pretty Kitty” stamp set! These are the most adorable puppy & kitty sets I think they have had in a while.


… and yes, I bought them too! I don’t own a pet because I’m gone too much but I have many friends, like you, who do have furry little best friends.

Both of the cards did the watercoloring technique with the Aqua Painter … so soft and really makes the kitty and puppy stand out. Both of these stamp sets also have great greetings and verses included.

Did you know that if you purchase both of these sets and the Aqua Painters (or other product/totally $50 before shipping & handling) You qualify for not only the $5 Bonus Coupon from Stampin’ Up! (ends Sunday) plus you’d get your virtual Rewards Card stamped from me!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please let me know if you have any questions regarding the Bonus Days or Rewards Cards. I’m here to help … just click  on the “e-mail” link below and ask away 🙂

Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you tomorrow!




ThrowBack Thursday: Blooming Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share a post from August of 2014 … It’s still as relevant as it was two years ago. This is a sweet and simple birthday card that will bring a smile to anyone who receives it.  I used the new “Flower Patch” stamp set!  This is one of our Photopolymer sets, and makes the two-step stamping super simple because of the clear images.

I have a video for you to view that highlights the “Flower Patch” stamp set …

My card base color is the new In-Color Mossy Meadow along with the Whisper White which truly highlights to ink colors we will be using on our card.

The flower was created by stamping our largest image first, in the lightest color: Crisp Cantaloupe.  I then layers the Calypso Coral next, and completed the flower with the Cajun Craze… and topped it off with a pearl.


STAMPIN’ TIP:  The leaves were added behind the flower by creating a mask.  Stamp the largest flower image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out.  I always cut inside the line.  Then place it over the flower and stamp your leaves … it gives the appearance they are behind the flower!

It’s been a while since I’ve used a two-step stamping set and forgot how fast you can create a beautifully layered, colorful card.  I added the Daffodil Delight flowers in the background to create another pop of color.

There is no longer a bundle available as this was an earlier post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!

Happy Birthday ~



Introducing: Peace This Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared that the Holiday Catalog will soon be released and are due to ship to you around August 8th!! The also released a virtual Holiday Catalog Launch Party … we (the demonstrators) we so excited to get our sneak peek – we blew up the internet! Can you image – demonstrators all over the world trying to get onto the Stampin’ Up! website all at once!

Let me just say that the “Sneak Peek” was fabulous … I feel in love with this new product suite and can’t wait to share it with you! Get on my e-mail list because you won’t want to miss my “Catalog Launch Party” … I will host it at the very end of August or early September (I’m just waiting to confirm the date on the hall) and will send out notification for this FUN event!

Meanwhile …. I’d like to introduce to you an new suite in the annual catalog called “This Christmas” …


It is both Traditional and Elegant … the color pallet is Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.

Christmas is a wonderful time of year and this stamp set will make it all the merrier. With its beautifully scripted sentiments and beautiful images, let this set say it all on your Christmas cards.

Hope you enjoyed this touch of Christmas today, we could use a little holiday spirit and peace right now.

Have a wonderful day, and Thank You for checking in with me!




Bonus Days & Upcoming Holiday Catalog

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you taken advantage of the Bonus Days Promotion yet?  For each $50 you order in July you will receive a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to use in August.  What a great idea!  

Plus … You’ll get your “Rewards Card” stamped from me!!

Your Early Access to 2016–2017 Annual Catalog Products

The Holiday Catalog is coming soon!  Are you getting antsy to see it? It should be here in Mid-August.


If you are an active customer of mine… you are entitled to receive the new and exciting Holiday catalog!  I am ordering them on July 30th so be sure to let me know if you want one.  The following customers as always, will receive one from me… 

  • Current club members; local and long distance
  • Paper Pumpkin subscribers
  • Active long distance customers (those who have placed a $50 order in the last 12 months). 

If you would like to be one of my stampin’ friends (aka/ customer)  and start shopping with me, please contact me or place your order before the 30th and I will get you on my list! Then, you will also be notified of all upcoming events, classes and retreats.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day!


Beautiful Banners …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a really cute project created by Michelle Long on our Artisan Design Team 2015–2016. I am sharing her blog post from the Stampin’ Up! Get Inspired blog …


I love making banners, so when the new Stampin’ Up! catalog came out, I could not wait to get my hands on the Letters for You Photopolymer Bundle (item 142348) on page 137.

Another new product that had me excited was the music note paper included with Stampin’ Up!’s This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 141628). I started with that as the base and added the gorgeous new 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon in Watermelon Wonder (item 141433), along with the smallest flower and leaf sprig from the Jar of Love Bundle (item 142342). The ink colors I used are Watermelon Wonder, Marina Mist, and Wild Wasabi.


The new Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (item 141706) really show off the large letters and the new Foam Adhesive Strips (item 141825) make adhering these beautiful letters a breeze. No more cutting up your Stampin’ Dimensionals!

When I was part-way done with the birthday side of my banner, I decided it would be fun to utilize the beautiful Christmas pattern on the back of the music note paper. I’m so glad I thought of it because now the banner can be used again!


The letters really sparkle in Red Glimmer Paper (item 121790) and the new Emerald Envy is the perfect shade of green for Christmas projects.


Stampin’ Up! makes it quick and easy for you to create projects with that “wow” factor. For beautiful banners, I always turn to the Banners Framelits Dies (item 132173) and Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (141688).

Whatever the occasion, Letters for You will help you create the right banner to help you celebrate!

Michelle Long / Artisan Design Team 2015–2016

Oh my gosh … I just love these! Michelle did such a wonderful job with these banners.  And don’t you just love that she used both sides of the paper … a double banner!!

My brain is already overloading on Halloween and even more Christmas ideas! How cute for a baby shower or a birthday too!! I told you my brain was on overload!! lol

Hope you enjoyed these beautiful banners as much as I did.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.