Big News … What’s Going … What’s Coming Back … What’s New!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What an exciting time it is to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator! Today I’m going to share some of the fun we had at CenterStage and OnStage this weekend and some of the changes coming!! Wow … I love my job!

Let’s start with Friday night when Stampin’ Up! hosted CenterStage … a fun night out for their demonstrators who have achieved Silver Elite status and above (Leadership).

Because Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years … we were invited to party like it’s 1988, so we rocked it 80’s style! I’m kind of glad you cannot see my outfit (LOL) because I didn’t even dress like that in the 80’s … except maybe for the shoulder pads!! I’m here with Lyssa … a fellow demonstrator from Watertown, WI.

I have to say … Stampin’ Up! really loves to spoil us. Look at all the goodies we came home with on Friday night!  And there was more on Saturday …

Oh yes … You are seeing the new catalog tucked under there.  We have a policy were we cannot show anything until it is released for all our fellow demonstrators to see.  Do also see color swatches?? We’ll get to that in a few minutes 🙂   Come join me and my downline at the table Saturday Morning …

Each one of us in attendance got one of those little light boxes, so I set mine up to Welcome my team when they arrived!  Love these ladies …

Here are just 3 of my team of Star’s; Brenda, Debi and Connie … a group of ladies who love what we do, and we love sharing it with you! We’d love you to join us at our next OnStage … it’s in Orlando. Girls just wanna have fun!!

There IS a little business shared at our OnStage event, and lots of showcasing of new products. Can’t wait to share with you, but we have a retiring list coming!! AND we are going into a Color ReVamp!

Stampin’ Up! is refreshing our color line, when they listed the ones leaving …. I understood! Will I miss some, YES, but I’m much more excited about the new ones coming in!!! Let’s start with the colors that will be leaving …

You knew that the 2016-18 Colors were leaving, but with the color revamp … we have a few more. Don’t be sad about those leaving, you still have time to stock up but Don’t forget your INK REFILL!!

I thought I would miss Elegant Eggplant – until they announced “which one’s were coming BACK” … yes, you heard me correctly! My favorite … Oh My Gosh, I can’t wait to tell you … BLACKBERRY BLISS!!!! I am so excited, I LOVE this color ❤  And Mossy Meadow!! Glad they’re back … here are the rest of the returning colors!!

It’s been about 5 years since we had a color update and 8 years since Stampin’ Up! has done a revamp like we’re seeing now.  I’m excited … the colors are current, fresh and really look good together!  While I’m at it … Let’s look at the new 2018-19 In Colors and NEW Core Colors!

I love that Pineapple Punch!!   Here are both sets of In Colors along with the “Basics” …  these colors have been take out of our Neutrals line which made room for 3 new colors and a warm look in our Neutrals!

Here is the entire grouping of our Color Families … now you can see how beautifully they all coordinate.  Did you notice that Real Red is now in the Rich Regals? That is because our new colors give our Brights a “bright fresh look” … I love it!

 I just couldn’t wait to share the new colors and the revamp with you.  This will give you time to pick up those colors that will be retiring and warm up to the beautiful new colors being introduced. I’m happy to see Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade return and I can’t wait till you can see such colors like Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and the new Pineapple Punch … that even sounds yummy!!

I have more to share with you so stop back again as I will keep you posted! Till then, my Star’s and I wish you a terrific Tuesday! And let me know when you are ready to join us …

Thank you for joining me today!!

See you tomorrow ~







Guest Stamper: Lorraine Anthony Alvarado

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back … and I have a guest stamper today! A fellow demonstrator 🙂

I took a few days off to attend our Stampin’ Up! CenterStage and OnStage events where I also celebrated my birthday.  I will share pictures, but for now we are not allowed due to the Spoiler Alert …

So until I can catch you up on my exciting weekend … I have a beautiful card that I just can’t wait to share with you! The minute I say it, I knew that I had to share it with you, however … I did not create this card, it was made by a fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrator; Lorraine Anthony Alvarado who was kind enough to allow me to share her artwork with you.

Isn’t this darling! I love that Lorraine used the Jar stamp set and die to create a shaker card. She highlighted the jar by adding a mat behind it so it really pops and the cute little Lady Bugs add a wonderful pop of color.

You will notice that Lorraine created this card with the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” stamp set that I have been promoting the last few days for a fundraiser to raise monies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  The money will help families stay in the housing so they can be close to their children with illnesses.

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness, all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me.

Learn more CLICK here

Thank you so much for stopping back, and I hope that you consider joining my Fundraiser “Stamp Out the Divide” … You purchase the stamp set, and Stampin’ Up! and I will make the donations!! It is that easy. Let’s keep our families together while their loved ones are fighting an illness.

Have a great day and enjoy the week ahead!

Stampin’ Supply List …


Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share “Sweet Thoughts” and offer a little challenge to you.  Our Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set is our Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp set and I think you will fall in love with this one for many reasons …

For all the sweet things in life you wish you could bottle up and keep with you forever, this stamp set will help! The dextrous jar is just waiting to be filled with whatever inspires you!

Stampin’ Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date we’ve contributed over $1,000,000 to RHMC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. When you buy the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set, we donate a portion of the proceeds to RMHC.

I can’t juggle but I love to share my passion of stamping, so my Fundraiser will be to sell the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” stamp set. When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 (from every stamp set sold) and I will match Stampin’ Up!s donation!! Now $6.00 per stamp set will be donated to the RMHC!! Can you imagine if 100 people purchase this stamp set from me … We could donate $600! Every $ contributes to overnight stays at the Ronald McDonald Charity House and keeps families together!

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness, all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me.

Let’s do this together … for children with illnesses and their families ❤

I will run this challenge until the stamp set retires on May 31st, 2018.

Families with sick children juggle so much, and now, you can stamp to show your support. Join me in my Fundraiser & raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities … all over the US!

Learn more CLICK here

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

To support my Fundraiser “STAMP OUT THE DIVIDE” and bring families together during an illness all you have to do is purchase the “Sharing Sweet Thoughts” Stamp set from me. I appreciate your support.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my blog thoroughly, and I hope that you consider joining my Fundraiser “Stamp Out the Divide” … You purchase the stamp set, and Stampin’ Up! and I will make the donations!! It is that easy. Let’s keep our families together while their loved ones are fighting an illness.

Have a happy and healthy day ~



Technology is for the Birds!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are having a wonderful week! Yesterday mine just got better … my daughter called and told me that my order had arrived – my new battery charger for my camera!! I am back in business and so excited to finally share a new card creation with you!

I have chosen the stamp set Flying Home … I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for spring, and with spring comes the birds singing their beautiful songs. When I saw this stamp set in the Occasions catalog, I knew I had to have it … I love watching the birds!

I used the Water Color pencils and Blender pens to do the coloring on my bird houses. I was so happy when Stampin’ Up! brought these back, they are so simple to use and still give you that soft watercolor look (with no mess) and I think they are perfect for newer stampers because it gives you a lot of color choices without a big cost investment.

I stamped the center birdhouse twice, colored it and cut it out and then popped it up to add some dimension. I used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies to cut out my birdhouses and the Bermuda Bay mat used for color. This entire piece was also popped up!!

This is a great shot of all the dimension created using the Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can also see the cute little Metallic Enamel Shapes I used on my card … 2 round ones to ground my focal point and one heart that was added to my greeting.

The greeting comes from the “Label Me Pretty” stamp set and was punched out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch.

I also added some texture by embossing my Chocolate Chip cardstock with the “Pinewood Planks” Dynamic Embossing Folder. I’ve been just waiting to use that folder and I think it works perfect with this card!

Feels good to be back creating and sharing! Hope you enjoyed.

Thanks so much for stopping back, and enjoy your day.

Only 2 days remaining to enjoy the Sale-a-bration benefits of FREE Stamps / Goodies!



One Last Look …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful Monday, I know most people don’t like Mondays!  Mine was good, however,  I was searching high and low to find a battery charger for my camera … 6 stores sell that brand of camera but none carry the battery charger!!   My daughter and Amazon came to the rescue but it will still be a few days  before I’m back in the swing of my posting!!

Yesterday I shared “MORE” Sale-A-Bration samples with you, and I have one more for you today!  I’m so excited to share with you a “had to have” item in the SAB catalog …

Here are the Blooming Basket Bundle

Today I will share a pretty card that I created using the Blooming Basket Bundle.  The beautiful stamp set has a coordinating Embossing Folder (which will be available in the upcoming (2018-2019 Annual Catalog).

I love how the light reflects on these cute little enamel hearts!  This bundle is FREE from our Sale-A-Bration second release catalog with a $100 qualifying order. (That is $100 before ship & taxes).

Now if you really want to see what else you can do … Let me bake you a pie!!

I just used the Oval Framelits to make my pie, and a little sponging to create the “baked” look.  This card a quite the crowd pleaser!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about our Sale-A-Bration … We only have a few days left to get in on the FREE goodies!!

Thanks for joining me today.

Have a beautiful day ~

Today’s Suggested Stampin’ Supply List …


Rockin’ the Celebration!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Wednesday … Wow! And I’m hoping to WOW you with this next card. With just a little fussy cutting and our Bigshot we’ve got some real dimension and texture going on, on this card.

I am using the Epic Celebrations stamp set again and I’ve teamed it up with the Layer Squares and Shaped Stitched Framelits Dies along with the Picture Perfect Designer Paper again.  I’d like you to see the different looks you can create with the same items …

I found yet another pattern from the Picture Perfect designer paper that just shouts “celebration” so I thought what better to highlight that paper than to rock it out with the guitar.

Again, I used the Watercolor Pencils on both the guitar and the head set, earphones, what ever they are called now! LOL  Both were also popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Speaking of dimensionals, I also used them to pop up the square window so it framed the greeting!  It’s so cool to see the layer on layer but it fits into a regular A2 size envelope.

The stars are from one of our framelit dies … it gave it a more “Rock Star” look.  I often use bits -n- pieces from other stamp sets or dies, it gives you more versatility and a greater value for your purchases.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me, and I hope you have enjoyed this card. I found this one a bit more gender neutral than yesterday’s card.

Have yourself a Happy Wednesday!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply Lists …


Dare to Dream

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well… this is actually my Tuesday, March 13th post but while editing, I hit the wrong button and it posted (AGH … technology!!)  Anyhow, let me show you what I’ve been up to!

For the past two days I’ve shared my creations from the Epic Celebrations, well I’ve got two more for you, so today and tomorrow I’ll be sharing those and you will get to see how fun and versatile this stamp set is …

I love this card for a young lady who is dreamin’ big … traveling, going off to collage, or heading out to explore life! I used the “Post Script” background stamp because I thought it looked cool with the tennis shoes.

The little circles on the background are what gave me the idea to create my focal point using … circles!! The tennis shoes were colored in using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pen. I feel you have a lot more control using the pencils than some of our other water coloring techniques.

The little pop of designer paper comes from out Picture Perfect Party stack … and again, little circles!! The “Dare to Dream” greeting comes from one of our Exclusive Hostess stamp sets; Dare to Dream! This makes me feel like these were all suppose to be put together 🙂

Our circles were created with the Layering Circle and Stitched Shapes Framelits! And while I was at it … I decided to finish it off with a few now circles by using the beautiful little Glitter Enamel Dots!

I love this card in black -n- white with that pop of color, just sets the tone to inspire an awesome young lady to “Dare to Dream”! Switch out the color and you can send off your young man to follow his dreams too.

I’m so happy you stopped by today and checked out my card.  No reason in the world you can’t Dare to Dream as well … I’m always dreaming (and workin’ towards those dreams).

Have an inspiring day ~