Coming Attractions … Stamparatus Accessories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrill to share that Stampin’ Up! has announced the release of Stamparatus accessories! You will be able to order beginning October 1st, 2018.

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and we wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories! The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats.  They will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets.

  • The small grid paper fits perfectly in the Stamparatus.
  • It will be nice to have a replacement mat, when yours starts to wear (everything does).
  • The extra plates can be used for quicker stamping of multiple set ups without having to switch stamps out often.

A little birdie told us that there will also be a “carrying case” for our Stamparatus coming in the near future … I will keep you posted!

Today is the last day to register (and PAY) for my Stamperatus Class … 

Payment is required for this class as I will be ordering your Stamparatus and supplies.  ONLY Payment confirms your registration for this class.

Let me know if you have any questions ~

Have a great day, and thank you for checking in!



Holidays Edged in Gold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and my Simply Sunday post … You will notice that todays card has the same basic layout as yesterdays card but by stepping it up by adding an additional product, it will change the entire look of the card. WOW!!

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front …

WOW …  is what the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper does to your card when you add it to your card. You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! Want to know something else amazing about this designer paper? It’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

This delicately detailed laser-cut sheets can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts. So pretty and so much fun, I know you’ll think of amazing cards with this paper… just switch out colors and switch out your greetings and you’ll be set for any occasion … oh, weddings would be pretty too!

I did put a banner on this card to highlight my greeting so it would “pop”.  I used glue dots to attach it but I had to roll them so they would be skinny … that helped hide them and lifted the greeting up to create some dimension.  Simple can be stunning!

I thank you for stopping back and I hope your have a wonderful week.

My Saturday Stamparatus Class is SOLD OUT but I have room left in the Thursday Night Class.  Payment will have to get to me by this Wednesday so I can purchase your Stamparatus for class.

There is still one week remaining in our Dashing Along Promotion …




Two for Tuesday: And more …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We got through Monday so today is a good day! It’s more than a 2 -4- Tuesday today … I have several card samples to share with you!!  Stampin’ Up! has just refreshed their Clearance Rack and they have so many great items,

How lucky are we to get a chance to get these cool items at up to a 60% discount! Here are a few of my favorites …

These two sweet treats really rock! So quick -n- simple to create with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits … don’t let the 60% savings slip through your fingers, this find is only $24 now.


You can snag up this goodie for your Halloween or Christmas or … you decide!! This versatile Home Sweet Home die set was featured at one of my Annual Stampin’ Retreats:

I’ll finish with a fun duo for my Two for Tuesday … This die and designer paper combination is a big hit!! Let’s celebrate the savings with our Birthday Memories Designer Paper and the Birthday Friends Thinlit dies ….

YES … the dies coordinate with some of the designer paper images! How cool is that … super simple!!

There is so much more (and more of my favorites) so check it out HERE. 

Please let me know if you have any questions / email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible, we don’t want you to miss out on any of these deals.

I also have an awesome class opportunity … It costs you more just to purchase the Stamparatus and have it sent to you than taking the class … just saying!! I have seats available for both dates and will open additional dates if needed.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to stop in …

Have a wonderful day ~


Class Announcement: The Stamparatus!

Hello Stampin’ Friends !

I am excited to announce my Stamparatus Classes!!  The Stamparatus is an indispensable positioning tool that allows you perfect placement EVERY time –with a sleek and sturdy design and some WOW new features that rock this tool!

Multi-step stamping? Bring it on! You’ll never waste cardstock trying to line things up again.
Multiples of the same card? No problem! Set it up once and stamp as many as you want.
Partially-stamp an image? Never fear! You can stamp again in precisely the same spot.

Here’s just a few features of this awesome new workhorse… it’s going to change everything you know about stamping!

  • Compatible with both red rubber cling-mount and clear photopolymer stamps
  • Built-in rulers and gridlines for quick measuring and placement
  • Two (2) open sides so you can stamp on larger paper, but not take up tons of space
  • Two (2) clear grid reversible hinged plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with without having to change stamps!
  • Two (2) strong bar magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas built into the bottom of the worksurface–never lose them!
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps included, for best impressions
  • Easily wipes clean with a clean cloth or our shammy

Ready to see more? Watch this short video that covers the basics of what the Stamparatus does, why it has multiple plates, how to use it for regular stamping and making multiples, and storage and cleaning tips. Five Things You Need to Know About the Stamparatus …

I can’t wait to share in this fun, one-of-a-kind class with you. Here is how to sign up and pick your date …

PRE-PAY $55 CLASS: Includes the Stamparatus, a silicone pad, an extra magnet and your projects. (An $75+ value)  RSVP and payment are due by Wednesday, September 26th

PICK YOUR CLASS TIME:  Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm  /  Saturday, October 6th at 9:30 am / Limit 6 per class  If these two dates fill … I will add class times so you can get in on this amazing product and class special.

The Stamparatus is going to be a HUGE game changer in your craft room and on your stamping projects!  When you join me for this special Stamparatus Class, you’ll discover how to use this amazing tool to create several different techniques time and time again, so that you can do, and share what you love and get your cards in the mailbox quicker!

I’ve also learned some great tips that I can’t wait to share with you, after this class you will be ready to begin stamping and will have the Stamparatus and all the knowledge you need to begin creating successfully.

Contact me at: or call (262) 334-1009 … Leave me a message as I also work outside of this business.  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Time to Escape and stamp …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So how did you enjoy the card and stamping technique I share with you yesterday? Are you interested in seeing the latest products, trends and stamping techniques … how about “hands on” instruction?

I am in the process of setting up my 2018-19 Stamping Clubs and would like to invite  you to join me! This is how it works …

Clubs begin in September 2018 ….  Our club requires a commitment to the group: We meet only 1 night per “month” and each participant agrees to purchase a minimum (depends on number of attendees in club) but never more than $25. Clubs run from September through June.  We take the summer off … unless we have a group of 6 and they want to run year round (that is up to my group).

What you get as a member … A minimum of 2 projects (usually cards) per month (pre-cut) with envelopes and Free personal instruction. As a club member, you will receive “Hostess Benefits” on your month to spend as you wish!!  I will provide a technique sheet or instruction sheet when applicable to a class but is not done for each class.  As an additional perk for being my Club Member, I offer discounts to other stamping events.

You’ll have a great time and meet some amazing new people! Join us and take some time out for yourself!!  It’s just a single night a month and the experience, fun and relaxation is good for your health and much cheaper than therapy!!

The clubs will be held at my Stampin’ Studio so you have no preparation at your home … just grab your stamp bag and join us!!  All you need to bring is your basic tool kit: Favorite adhesive, scissors, etc.  I supply all the projects pre-cut and ready for you. If you’re the hostess that month, keep your treats simple and a bottle of water is fine.

Let me know if this is something you are interested in … We’d love to have you join us! Here are the evenings at morning sessions that have openings at this time …

  • Wednesday Night 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Thursday Night 6:30 – 8 pm
  • Saturday Morning 9 am – 10:30

I can also schedule a private party for you and your friends … Minimum 8 people.

I’m glad you’ve read this to the end … I thank you very much.

Have a fabulous day ~


Simply Sunday: Christmas Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So what did you think of the sneak peeks? Oh my … this is an awesome catalog, and I have one coming to you! I’m trying to wait patiently for my pre-order to come … then I can play!  Meanwhile ~ We have the exciting “Share Your Season” Promotion and I have another beautiful card to share with you today!!

Today’s card celebrates the Christmas season (Thursday I shared my Autumn card using the watercolor pencils and blender pen). It’s time to share how the fabulous Stampin’ Blends markers work with this stamp set and coordinating framelit dies.

I began with the middle sized frame in the die set and cut it out of Whisper White. I then stamped the spray of Holly near the bottom (fits right in) then turned it 180 and stamped it again.  When I colored the leaves I started with the Old Olive Light first then just added a dash of the Old Olive dark on the center line of the leaf and then went back over with the Light to blend it in.

A touch of Real Red on the holly berries and Daffodil Delight on the sprigs and your coloring is complete! I added just a hint of the Wink of Stella to give it a little glitz.

The card base is Old Olive cardstock and I created a focal point with a swatch of 3″ x 4 1/4″ Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper and a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Real Red mat. Then our greeting was simply popped up onto the card and your done!! Simple and Sweet … no hassle, just a fun and easy coloring project.

So here are the two cards I made to far with the Blended Seasons Stamp set and Stitched Season framelits, and if you like these …

You won’t want to miss the amazing cards that we will be making (includes envelopes) in my Color Your Season class. I still have a couple spots left. RSVP today: 262-334-1009

I also will have an amazing special for attendees.  Can’t make it to my class? You can purchase the completed class cards, mailed to you for $20.00 … this will also qualify your for my Class Special.  Contact me today … message me below or email me at:

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me today.

May your day be a good one ~



Autumn Card with Watercolor Pencils …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We are past the halfway point of the week and on the road to the weekend!!  Wooo Hoo! I can’t wait to share this beautiful card with you today … I created this card for my Stars Team meeting this past Saturday to highlight the beautiful Color of Seasons …

Because Stampin’ Up! is also offering a brand new set of Watercolor Pencils as a coordination product with this bundle I just had to play!! Who doesn’t love the ease of the Watercolor pencils when you want several different colors on your Autumn leaves?

Well … let me just show you, a picture is worth a thousand words (or should I say oooooh and aaaaah!!)

I stamped the images with the Momento Ink and began with the Garden Green Watercolor pencil. I used it along the vein in the center of the leaves, then I just colored in some Crushed Curry, then some Cajun Craze and finally a little Cherry Cobbler near the edges.  Each leave was a little different.

Once I was done with the Watercolor Pencils … I used my blender pen to move and blend the color.  Wow … the pencils are definitely artist quality pencils, they blend so easily and looked beautiful in spots where I hardly blended at all!

I did have to fussy cut my leaves out, but I must say that while sitting around the table with a group of friends (my Stars Team members) and just chatting & catching up, before we knew it, they were all cut out!!

After that we added just a touch of the Wink of Stella … and we did that because it really brought together the colored leaves and the die cut leaf. (The die comes with the bundle!)

Our greeting comes from the Blended Seasons Stamp Set (see below) and was punched out using the Pretty Label punch! Popped it up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals and the leaves too. The background was done with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder … the autumn leaves look so good against it!!

I can’t stop playing with this bundle … it can be used all year long and for any occasion (Even Weddings – there is a bell with a coordinating die)!! Stampin’ Up!’s® Blended Seasons Stamp Set, coordinating Framelits™ Dies, and Watercolor Pencils are perfect for every season of creating! Plus, save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Framelits in a bundle! But don’t wait—these exclusive products are only available until August 31 while supplies last.

Because the Blended Season Stamp Set and Stitched Season dies are “Limited Time Only” offer … I am hosting classes that will highlight the “Seasons”.  The first class has filled so I am adding another class on Thursday the 9th of August …

Your cards will include the envelopes … All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive.  Three spots have already been reserved so don’t wait / Contact me right away to reserve your spot.  Call 262-334-1009

Thank you so much for sharing a part of your day with me …

Have a wonderful day ~