Day by Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than by making this adorable calendar—maybe as you watch the snow fall outside and sip on a cup of hot tea. Don’t you agree? Watch our video to see how it’s done.

Cute … right.  Just thought I’d share the current Paper Pumpkin with you.

Thank you for stopping by.


Going Wild …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Need a simple solution for fitting creativity into your busy life? Paper Pumpkin is here to help! We designed our awesome subscription service to put subscribers on a fast track to creativity with our easy-to-make kits.

Paper Pumpkin’s January kit has paired up with the Animal Expedition suite in the annual catalog (p. 26-27) to help you expand your crafting possibilities—just in time for wild Valentine’s Day fun. Become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber by January 10 (and shop the Animal Expedition suite today) so you can enjoy the full experience.

Paper Pumpkin is your One-Stop Box™ for creativity, providing the perfect solution to help you fit creativity into your busy life. Paper Pumpkin can also help you explore more creative possibilities with Stampin’ Up!.

You can sign up here:

Please let me know if you have any questions …

Then stop back tomorrow to see what I did with the Animal Expedition!! It’s just tooooooooooo cute!!

Have an awesome day!!



It’s A Wonderful Life …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend… seems like everyone is busy with their holiday preparations. I got a new tree this year so I’m still working on how to finish decorating, I’ll share when I’m all done.  I love this time of year, yes it’s busy but it seems to be a special time when people really reach out to connect with each other.

I can’t tell you how many years it’s been that I’ve worked two jobs … one of which is my stamping (over 17 years) and I don’t see my self giving it up for a long time! Just like Christmas, I see so many connections being made … people who joined my clubs or have come to my retreat as strangers, and have left with new friends – I love it!!

My blessing is that because of this amazing journey we call being part of Stampin’ Up! … I have brought people together, and these same wonderful people have blessed my life as well.  We are so much more than stamps and ink … we are creating art, creating friendships and changing lives. I am so grateful to be a part of this …

Today I want to share a wonderful new product that goes along with a wonderful opportunity.  I invite you to join me team ❤  and join in on our fun!

During Sale-a-bration … Stampin’ Up! has two amazing offers for a starter kit.  Option 1: Choose $175.00 of product for only $99!!  Option 2: Get $175 worth of product + the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote ($50 Value) for only $129.00

Here’s a little explanation of our exclusive tote …

This is an amazing opportunity and the tote is awesome, but I invite you to join in the fun and experience building new friendships … both with stampers and demonstrators alike!  I have been doing this for a long time and can help you get started … and you can do it for the discount or grow it into what ever you want.

Contact me … let’s chat.  Sale-a-bration kicks off January 3rd.  I love what I do … in fact, It’s a Wonderful Life!!

Thank you for checking out my blog today.

Simply Sunday: TEA TOGETHER Sneak Peek

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know the Holiday Clearance Sale is going on right now but I’d like to share a sneak peek into the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  During our OnStage event in November … Stampin’ Up! shared these cute cards with us and I want to share them with you.

Let’s begin with the designer paper they used on the note cards.  It’s the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty paper from the Floral Romance product suite …

The soft elegant designs are perfect for weddings, anniversaries and saying hello or encourage a friend.   Stampin’ Up! has teamed the beautiful Floral Romance Specialty paper up with the TEA TOGETHER stamp set (I have it wrong on my picture) to create these beautiful note cards …

These are so cute!!  I also want to introduce the coordinating framelits dies to this cute stamp set, and you can get if for FREE in our Sale-a-Bration catalog!!

These dies can be yours for FREE and our Sale-A-Bration catalog helps you with a supply list so you can create some beautiful projects and get it for free.

It’s almost Sale-A-Bration—the most exciting time of the Stampin’ Up! year. Sale-A-Bration offers a chance to earn free products with qualifying orders, additional rewards for Hostesses, and $75 in FREE merchandise when you join our stampin’ family!!

So many good things going on during Sale-a-bration … contact me ( with any questions you may have or if you would like to be one of the first to host a Sale-A-Bration Stampin’ Party!!

Thank you for spending a part of your Sunday with me…

Have a beautiful day ~


Christmas Season in Red

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Still looking for Christmas Card ideas? Today I’m seeing red … Christmas Red. I have teamed up the Dashing Deer and Winter Woods bundles to create a monochromatic card that is simple and beautiful.

This was one of the cards we did in our Stamp Club this month…

Our base is Whisper White (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) and our stamped piece is 5″ x 3-3/4″ … We used Real Red to stamp the Filigreed Deer from the Dashing Deer Stamp Set.  You will need to let that dry or heat set it because our next step was to emboss it with the Gently Falling Impressions Folder.  We used a piece of Real Red 5-1/4″ x 4″ to mat our stamped piece.

Our next step was to cut out the Christmas Tree from the Winter Woods bundle.  This tree can be used as 2 pieces for a beautiful layered effect, plus you can “fluff” up your branches for even more texture.  Our next step was to decorate our tree which we did with the Red Rhinestones Basic Jewels.

The inside has our greeting which came from the Winter Woods stamp set.  The pretty design stamped on the inside and on the envelope came from the Dashing Deer stamp set.  These two bundles really pair up wonderfully.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share of the Winter Woods and Dashing Deer Bundles. I appreciate the visit!!

Have a wonderful Friday ~

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Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

Thank you for spending a part of your Thursday with me …

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …




SNEAK PEEK: Botanical Butterfly

Hello … How are you doing today my Stampin’  Friends?

I have a fun post for you today … we are going to tiptoe through the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. A little peek to see how some of these products coordinate to make some awesome projects.  I have samples and a video to share with you today …

I’m so excited to share products from these catalogs with you. YOU can get excited too, because if you’ve order through me in the past year … you should be getting your catalogs in your mailbox soon!!

These projects feature the Whether Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. Whether you enjoy coloring or prefer already-colored paper…  you will love the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.

Did you know that you can earn the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper for free? Plus, it coordinates with the Gingham Gala Suite from the occasions catalog.

Take a look at the video to see how all of these product coordinate, and even more beautiful sample …

What do you think? Are you lovin’ the butterflies? And how about the 5 coordinating spools of ribbon!!

I would love to show you and your friends even more, but better yet … while we’re together, let’s stamp!!  Be the first of your friends / family to host a stampin’ party (You can even use my stamp room!)  That way your friends will have time to host a party themselves and earn free products too!!

I can’t wait for you to get your hands on these catalogs and their goodies!!

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Have yourself a wonderful day ~