Add a Drop of Sunshine

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A couple weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! introduced the Everything Is Rosy Medley—and we can’t get enough of it! This medley has everything you need to make so many gorgeous projects—designer series paper, rose gold foil sheets, mirror embellishments, ribbon, dies, and (of course) stamps! You can even use the rose gold shimmer paint or the foil-lined die cuts to add a pop of shine to just about anything you make. Want to know all about how amazing it is and get tips on how to use this medley? Watch the video below …

But hurry, this medley is only available for just a little bit longer and while supplies last. Don’t miss your chance to add this ray of sunshine to your collection, because with the Everything Is Rosy Medley, you can make everything you have—well—rosy!

You will also get the directions for the 5 cards we did in our class, which includes a Gift Card Holder … a big hit in class!!

Thank you for joining me this Tuesday, and I hope you have a good day!

Click on the image to begin shopping … Thank You 🙂 


Everything is Rosy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special product suite that was introduced to us (demonstrators) at the OnStage event I just attended, but before I do that, I want to say “Thanks” to all my stampin’ friends for your patience and support that you have shown while I was going through the loss of my sister Eileen.  Now, she would be the first one to tell me it’s time to get movin’ … so I’m doing some catch up work and I’m starting with my rewards program!!  I am excited to say that there are over 20 of my stampin’ friends that will be receiving a certificate for collecting 10 rewards points (some of you are very close)!! You are awesome!!

We have also gained 8 new Rewards Members in the past 6 months so I’d like to welcome you to our Stampin’ Escape community! You may not know this but for each $50 you spend with me, I mark you down on my rewards sheet … and when you collect 10 points, I’ll send you a certificate to claim a FREE Stamp Set of your choice. I also have a stampin’ friend in Lexington, KY … I’m already collecting points for you, and if you ever want to switch from No Contact to Customer … I’d be happy to send you the catalogs and your rewards card when filled.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who support me and my stamping business. It is truly appreciated … I am humbled and grateful to have you as part of my community … “my tribe”… my friends.

I am really excited to share this new “Product Medley” with you.  It’s called the “Everything is Rosy” Product Medley.  A Product Medley includes almost “everything” you need to create beautiful projects, I have a list of everything that is included below.  Now … we can’t order this until May 1st, but if you Pre-Order this kit with me, I am inviting you to attend a FREE “Everything is Rosy” class!!  Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and watch the video … and then I’ll tell you more!


What do you think? Awesome right? Did you catch that in the video … 48 sheets of designer paper!! We hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.  Fans of “Rose Gold” are going to fall in love with this kit!!

Here is an entire list of what is included in the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
Printed die cuts—2 sheets
Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

As stated in the video, is does not come with the cardstock or adhesive … but you have that.  However, the reason I want to invite you over is so I can show you 5 beautiful projects you can create with you kits!!  Bring your kits and your adhesive and I’ll bring the cardstock and the designs.

Pre-Order your kit through me (RSVP + PAY) before May 1st:

Cost $85 (You pay tax / I’ll pay your shipping … $8.00 Savings)

You will receive your kit at class time along with the additional cardstock to make 5 stunning projects (designed by me)

Class will be held: Tuesday, May 21st if it fills I’ll open second date: Thursday, May 23rd

Classes are limited to 6 / And begin at 6 pm.  Your kit will be here, just bring your adhesive

Snacks & water will also be provided to make this a fun, relaxing and creative evening. You’ll go home with 5 beautiful projects and you’ll be able to create so much more with your kit! Join me! RSVP Today.

Several recent products have far exceeded ordered quantities, and have run out quickly so this is why I’m setting up the class opportunity right away, so we can get our order in “right away” … All payments must be recieved before May 1st. You don’t want to miss out on this exclusive Product Medley, or my FREE Class.

If you cannot make my class, you live too far away … order the kit from me on-line and I will send you a PDF of our cards with instructions and a little gift because you will not be able to attend. This is such an amazing product medley, I just want to share it with everyone!

Thanks everyone for hanging out with me today … tomorrow I will be sharing “MORE” from our OnStage event.

Have a wonderful day.



Today is the day to get organized!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the day our new product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! is available.  Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, our new lineup of modular storage solutions lets you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Watch this quick video and see how easy you can assemble and arrange your new storage …

Here is a showcase of the storage units and the prices …

Message me with any of your questions …

Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Hope your day is a good one.

New Product Line: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to announce that, on April 1, Stampin’ Up! is launching a new product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, our new lineup of modular storage solutions lets you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Watch this quick video and see how easy you can assemble and arrange your new storage …

Also … I just want to remind you that we only have a few more days before Sale-a-bration ends. If you were looking at making a purchase, now’s the time to get additional FREE product.  Here’s my suggestion and my favorite tool, the Stamparatus!

Message me with any of your questions, plus I’d love to hear what you think of the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!  I’m so excited … I’m doing a little rearranging of my craft room so now I can have all my inks and markers and more right at my fingertips!!  I’ll be sure to share the before and after photos … of course I have to wait till April 1st, just like you.

Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Hope your day is a good one.

Great News … Great New Product Announcement

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I missed you yesterday, I still feel a bit like I’m in a time warp! lol  Trying to catch up after being gone, and getting everything from Retreat and Convention put away, but I wouldn’t have missed either for the world.

I will be sharing more of each of those later fun events later as I have awesome card samples too!!

Today I’d like to share a few announcements and goodies that are coming your way.  First, our Online Extravaganza is coming next week! Deals start November 23 (Black Friday) through November 28. I will get you more details as they are released to us.

I also have some great news … if you ever had trouble getting your red rubber stamps to stick to the clear blocks, your troubles will soon be over!! Stampin’ Up! have created Cling Stamps …

  • At the OnStage events in November 2018, Stampin’ Up!’s cofounder Shelli Gardner introduced and demonstrated the new red rubber stamping solution: cling stamps.
  • Beginning with the 2019 occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.
  • Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalog will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount, or photopolymer.
  • Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalog that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Watch for more information about carryover stamp sets in April 2019 with the regularly scheduled communication about catalog transitions, the carryover list, and the retiring products list.
  • In 2019-2020 annual catalog, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available. The only exception is background stamps in North America only, which will still be available in wood-mount.

I have even more exciting news to share … and I will do so along with some awesome card samples. They have inspired me, and I’m sure they will do the same for you.

So … I’ll be back tomorrow with a cute “gift” that I created for my Retreat Attendee’s.  See you then.

Thank you for stopping by ~

Not Just Snowflakes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to share a few ideas with the new Snowflake Showcase …

Our assortment of Snowflake Showcase products aren’t just for snowflakes, but they’re perfect for any occasion. Don’t miss out on them because once they’re gone they’re gone for good.

I’ll be sharing the beautiful cards we made at retreat with this “must have” collection, and I’ll be hosting a class. Watch for details.

Thanks for stopping by ~



Two for Tuesday: Snowflake Showcase

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to show you this amazing new product suite …

Today I’ll be sharing 2 beautiful cards with you along with pictures of the product so you can see for yourself how amazing this is.

Snowflake Showcase isn’t just for winter, these products are perfect for year round. Don’t believe me? Shannon West, from the Riverton home office, is here to show you how Snowflake Showcase is perfect for everyone.

Amazing right!! First card I have is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set (149742) …

You can’t have this amazing stamp set without the coordinating dies, which by the way, coordinate with BOTH stamp sets!!

The second card is from the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set (149744) …

I am always looking for stamps and die sets that work for more than one season, it just makes sense and a better investment. I also fell for the fonts … they are fun and readable greetings and salutations.

And, if you’re like me, you like to grab up those coordinating embellishments. The cute Snowflake Trinkets are simply lovely …

The Snowflake Trinkets are a great way to embellish your cards, or your ears, neck … are you catching this? They are so cute … why not make jewelry out of them. Embellish a gift package with them, Christmas is just around the corner!!

AND … if you are a paper junkie like I am (Three sheets short of being declared a hoarder – LOL) You are simply going to FLIP over this new White Velvet Paper!! It is so cool and of course, velveteen to the touch.

I feel head over heels for the Snowflake Showcase and will be introducing it to my Retreat Attendee’s this weekend, but don’t feel left out, I have a special card to share with you tomorrow!!

I will also be hosting a class or two, I just need to figure out the details, so keep your eyes open and make sure you are on my mailing list. YOU will NOT want to miss this one!!  This showcase will be available to order November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.

Thank you so much for joining me this Tuesday, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I did this this set so far.

Have a wonderful day ~

Quick -n- Easy Christmas Tags!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun and informative video (and quick) and some cute projects too! Want to make 16 tiny tags with just one pass through your Big Shot? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is perfect for creating simple tags to use for celebrating your holiday season.

Let’s start out with the video … grab your coffee and relax for a few minutes while Chad shows you how easy this bundle is …

Did you notice the informative tips Chad shared?  First … It’s a great idea to place your stamps face down on the table and then pick it up with your block. I use this technique a lot when using long sentiments, I place them on my grid paper so I know they are straight and then pick it up with my block as well.

The second tip I love, and have been sharing with my customers for quite some time. I call it the “Show it Who’s Boss” technique.  Place your block on the table with stamps facing up and then ink up your stamps (tap, tap, tap) … this way you have much more control over how much ink you are adding because you have a birds eye view.

Here are the samples made with the Tags & Tidings Bundle …

The cute tags you’ve create can be used on gifts, on cards, and can easily be embellished.  Do you see the “merry” on the card … that comes from the “Festive Farmhouse” product suite (I just ordered them yesterday).  Did you also notice that the “tags” stamp was used for the background? How cool is that!!

I also see the “naughty / nice” tag embellished with you know who! And you can find this jolly old fellow on pages 18 and 19 in the Santa’s Workshop Suite. He’s on his way to my house too … first in a Stampin’ Up! box and then on the 24th of December! Yes, I was a good girl 😉

I hope you enjoyed these quick -n- cute Christmas tags, and the great stampin’ tips.  Thank you so much for kickin’ back with me for a time today.

Enjoy your day ~



Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Sincerely Santa

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another Sneak Peek into the Holiday Catalog!!  If you need a simple way to make beautiful tags for your Christmas gifts, Sincerely Santa Project Kit for you. The tags in this kit are perfect for the holiday season!

Today you will get to view a video on “How To” create these cute tags and some photos showing you exactly what you are getting in this kit!

Give your presents style with adorable gift tags. This kit includes supplies for 30 gift tags and coordinates with the Sincerely Santa Stamp Set (Sold Separately).

Let the tags do the talking on your gifts this year and do it in style! Gather with your friends and spend an afternoon crafting these fun tags … you’ll be prepared for the holidays and have a wonderful afternoon spent with friends!

Thank you for joining me today and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for my Technique Tuesday post!

Have a great day ~


Technique Tuesday: Pick Your Tool …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have something special to show you … not quite a technique but an awesome new tool created by Stampin’ Up! to aid us in all our card making and scrapbooking. It’s the new “Take Your Pick” tool that will be released in September when the Holiday Catalog goes live!!

Are you looking for a tool that makes your crafting life even easier? Dani Baker, senior product strategy specialist here at Stampin’ Up!, is here to introduce the Take Your Pick tool.

Isn’t that the neatest thing since sliced bread? Or then new cell phones that do everything … lol  Can’t wait to get my hands on it because I have some other ideas that I would like to try out with that tool! , I have more … September is rockin’ with some awesome opportunities …

1st ~ The Holiday Catalog is goes live on September 5th and

2nd ~ Is the Dashing Along Host promotion! 

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and Stampin’ Up! has made it even more delightful with the exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion. Host a party with just $250 in sales from September 1–30, you’ll earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper. I’d like to get you the “Pick Your Tool” for FREE too!! No place to host a party?? You can use my Stampin’ Studio!! Let’s chat and set a date.

To create our exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, we decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you  beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with customers. We hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as we do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time and with qualifying sales only! That means you can be your own “hostess” and reap all the benefits!

Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a beautiful card created with this fabulous paper!

Thanks for checking out my blog and I wish you a great day!!!

Current Promotions …




Color Your Season …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a quick little video that I created highlighted the collection of cards from the Color Your Season promotion that features the Blended Seasons Stamp Set and Stitched Seasons Framelit dies.

I have 2 openings left for my Thursday night class … so contact me today if you’d like to join in the fun.

I hope you enjoy … it’s a compilation of the cards I have shared with you and an extra one or two.  This promotion ends August 31st, which means this is a Limited Time Only bundle or while supplies last.

Blended Seasons Clear-Mount Bundle – 149894

I also want to let you know about our Awesome August promotion …

Bonus Days are back!  Every $50 you spend in the month of August earns you a $5 coupon to redeem in September! It’s pretty awesome … Watch for an e-mail (SAVE IT) which includes your Bonus Days Coupon Codes! Then you can use your coupon codes to save in September when the Holiday Catalog is released.

There is a lot going on is August and I’m kickin’ it off with my Color Your Season class …

Two spots left for Thursday night … let me know (message me below) if you’d like to join us!  The focus will be on maximizing your stamp set and dies. We’ll also have snacks and a whole lot of fun.

Thank you for dropping in on me today …

Hope your Monday is a good one!!

Sneak Peek: Holiday Catalog ~ Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What did you think of the Winter Woods bundle … beautiful right! And the fact that it was made to coordinate with our two current stamp sets; Lovely as a Tree and the Rooted in Nature bundle… made it a must have on my Wish List.

Today I’d like to know if you are looking for a simple way to create beautiful Christmas cards? Because, the cards in the Timeless Tidings Project  kit are perfect for the holiday season!  Watch Shannon as she shares this amazing kit with us …

So elegant!  This is the perfect project kit if you find yourself running out of time to get your cards done. These elegant cards take just minutes to stamp and assemble … great for beginners or seasoned stampers.

I hope you have enjoyed the video and sneak peek into the Holiday Catalog … I have ordered them for all my current customers and extras will be coming so I have plenty to share at my upcoming stampin’ event.

Make sure you’re on the invitation list by signing up for my mailing list … Thank you!!

Have a great day!


Sneak Peek: Holiday Catalog ~ Winter Woods Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed my autumn card yesterday … Isn’t it beautiful!! I still have a few openings in my Thursday class (Wednesday is full) so let me know if you’d like to join us!!

If you love fall, leaves and beautiful trees, you’re in for a big treat because I’m giving you a sneak peek at the “Winter Woods” bundle from the NEW Holiday catalog!! You will also see how this was made to tie into our favorite “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set.

Grab your coffee … sit back and enjoy this video by Stampin’ Up! and one of my favorites, Tanner!

We love trees and the Winter Woods Bundle is perfect for scene building and are so versatile. Oh My Gosh, I just love the die cut that gives you a 3-D effect!! And you can add snow!! Love it.

I’ve said for quite some time that Stampin’ Up! has been coordinating their sets to use together, this is just bringing it to the next level!!  Did you notice that each time Tanner was “in the woods” there was MORE woods!? LOL  I actually cracked up when I saw the squirrel in the tree … Miss it, just watch it again. lol

Keep an eye out for an upcoming “Stampin’ Event” where I will be highlighting this stamp set and several more from the Holiday Catalog!!  Make sure you are “On my email” List 🙂

Thank you for stopping in …

Cheers to a fun filled weekend!!

Technique Tuesday: Distinktive Stamps

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Stampin’ Up! knows there is always room for innovation, which is why we’ve trademarked a new style of red rubber stamp. Named Distinktive (see what we did there?), these stamps start with a photograph, which our amazing Stampin’ Up! manufacturing team in Kanab, Utah then turns into a photorealistic red rubber stamp!

Watch Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Development Manager, Tanner Smedley, show you the innovative Distinktive Stamps. Watch how these stamps give a realistic stamped image that will wow anyone who see it.

This innovative stamp style allows you to create images with depth by simply inking and stamping once!

Here is the “Healing Hugs” stamp set that Tanner showed us in the video … a card sample will follow!

Another beautiful Distinktive Stamp Set is the “All The Good Things” stamp set with the lovely koi fish. Did you know that koi are symbols of love and friendship in Japan?

This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for creating eye-catching projects like these pretty cards …

I hope you enjoyed learning more about this awesome new stamp design.  They really create a beautiful image … you just choose they ones that reflect your style.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me …

Hope yours is a good one.

Alphabet Edgelits?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you got a chance to see the cute card I shared yesterday!! I love how simple it was to make … and the color scheme, however you can use any color combination you like.

Today I want to share the video …

Have you seen the Layering Alphabet Edgelits? Watch as Tanner demonstrates the use of the Edgelits.

Aren’t these amazing? I think you could really have fun and get totally creative with this bundle.

Thanks for checking out this video, I hope you have a great day!