Glimmer Paper Like Never Before!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry I missed you yesterday … computer went down and it took me all day to get it back up again, but I have some “sparkle” for you today.  We are so excited for our gorgeous new paper and know and so far it’s been a hit with everyone I’ve shown it to!

The 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack comes in sizes and colors you haven’t seen in our Glimmer Paper before. Watch the video to see it in action and then let’s get it in your hands ASAP. Everyone who sees this paper in person will have to have it! I know I did!

I LOVE the Balloon Card!!  Add some sparkle and pizzazz to your projects with our 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack–yours for FREE with a qualifying purchase during our 2017 Sale-A-Bration event!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, so be sure to contact me today to place your order or host a stampin’ party so all your friends can join in on the fun!

Thanks for hangin’ out with me ~

I hope your day is full of sparkle and smiles!

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Sale-a-Bration Second Release starts tomorrow!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing with you some fabulous new items for Sale-a-Bration 2017! Beginning tomorrow you can choose from 3 additional Sale-a-Bration items with your qualifying order …


The following pictures come directly from the catalog!  Found them on Facebook and thought I would share them with you until you get your catalog. 

If you are one of my customers and have ordered during the Sale-a-bration period … you will find the Sale-a-bration Second Release Mini Catalog in your order!  If you have placed your order on-line … I will be sending you one as well. 

The first is the “already popular” Glimmer paper …


These cards were made with the help of our “Sunshine Wishes” Thinlits …



The second is a fun stamp set that stamps in reverse …


You can go simple or get really creative! This card also used the Flourish Thinlets …



The third item is also a stamp set which coordinates with our “Layering Circle” Framelits …


Both cards show stamp set used with the Circle Framelits, but you could stamp directly onto your cardstock as well …



I am so excited about the new products Stampin’ Up! is releasing tomorrow.  Speaking of tomorrow, stop back because I will be sharing one of my cards!!

Please let me know if you have any questions with the new release products. Either leave a message below or click on my “Contact Me” button on your right.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your day!

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TODAY’S SUGGESTED PRODUCTS ... Wait to order until tomorrow and pick out one of the new products! You get one FREE with each $50 purchase (before ship&handling)

Celebrate Every Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun card to share with you that is full of color and full of layers, yet super simple to put together! Oh yes, and I’m going to tease you again with that pretty Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper that will be released on the 21st! It’s less than one week away!

To create this card I pulled out my “Celebrate Every Day” Project Life Card Collection. I don’t just use my Project Life for my scrapbooking … I use it for cards and more. There are so many fun patterns and verses. Both of the “cards” came directly from the kit, no trimming or cutting!


Here’s a short video that shows your everything that you get in the Card Collection and Accessory pack.

Memory keeping has never been so easy! With the Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, you can quickly and easily create photo pages, cards, and more.

I am somewhat attached to those cute little heart embellishments too, they are from the Sending Love embellishments found on page 15 of the Occasions Catalog.  Hearts aren’t just for Valentines. It’s one of the most treasured ways to express your feelings without saying a word ❤ 


I used the Tombo Glue to adhere the Glimmer Paper to the base, and the flower card to my Glimmer paper and the Heart embellishments to that card.  It works really nice without the worry of the card falling apart.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Project Life Card Collections, we have more in the annual catalog! They are fun and easy to play with.

Thank you for checking out my blog …

I hope your day is a good one!

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TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST Click for more information or begin shopping. Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator. Sale-a-bration rewards you with a FREE item with a $50 purchase and I reward you with Virtual Rewards Points.



SNEAK PEEK … Special Reason Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a nice Valentines Day yesterday. As promised I am here today to share a bit more with the Stylish Stems and a sneak peek!

As if Sale-A-Bration wasn’t great already; Stampin’ Up! has added more great to the greatness! Beginning February 21st they will release THREE new exclusive Sale-A-Bration products. Today I’m going to show you one …


YES!! FREE Glimmer Paper … can’t get better than that. It comes in Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay. There are also 2 new stamp sets being released.

Now … are you ready to see what happens when you mix the Special Reason bundle and the new Sale-a-Bration Glimmer paper? Well wait no longer ….


Stunning right! Not hard to create at all. We’ll begin with a Sweet Sugarplum base (which coordinates with the new Glimmer paper) and a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Thick Whisper White cardstock.

First take the thick cardstock and cut out the largest flower to create a “peek through” …  the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper will be underneath! Oh but I cannot waste… so I cut out my glimmer flower from the “right” side of the paper.


Cutting the large detailed flower takes two steps, you just completed the first. Next you will use the outline die to actually cut the flower out. Today’s card illustrates both ways to use that die.


I attached the flower to the front of the card using the Tombo glue – it really holds nice (I will also use this to adhere the finished card front onto the base). I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach the white cardstock onto the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper.


The greeting comes from the stamp set “Special Reason” that’s in our bundle. I backed that with a piece of the Mint Macaron glimmer paper and then cut out the leaves. Our greeting says: There’s no special reason for this card …  INSIDE: … except to let you know how special you are!

I really wasn’t sure that I needed another flower card, but when I saw what could be done with this bundle, well … I had to have it. The bundle in Clear Mount is $45.75 so if you add the pretty Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon – you can get the Glimmer Paper free (But Remember … it’s not available until the 21st) You will also receive another stamp on your Virtual Rewards card!


Thank you for joining me this Wednesday ~

I hope you have an awesome day!

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Party Animal & Tee?

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So … what do you think of my catchy little title?  Let me explain “tee” comes not from the drink but from the “Designer Tee” stamp set that I used to create the cards.  And … the Party Animal is the name of the designer series paper that I used on my cards! 

Today I have two cards for you, both using the “Designer Tee” stamp set and the Party Animal designer series paper. I hope you had a chance to watch the video yesterday and see how much fun you can have creating with the “Custom Tee Bundle”.

My first card began with the thought of using the stamp with the cake, then I remembered that I had some designer paper that had cake on it!! Love that Stampin’ Up! is always coordinating there products. Once I had my designer paper … that helped me with my color pallet.


The greeting / cake is stamped in Tangelo Tango just like the cake on the designer paper. My card base is Crumb Cake … just like the forks, and then the banners and mat for my greeting was done is Emerald Envy and Pacific Point to pull in the colors of the candles.

I used two punches on this card, the tag punch (Discontinued/ I really need to pull them out of my drawer) and the Best Badge.  It is the Best Badge punch that I used to create my cool banner bottoms. I pulled my cardstock through the front and up (outside) of the punch.

The second card is just a whole lot of fun and so easy to do!!  Again I used the Party Animal designer series paper … love those little dots!! So what better stamp to go with my designer paper than one with a smiley face!  The smiley is done in Crushed Curry – the same as the base of my card, and the words in Pacific Point. 


The circles were punched from Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy.  The punches I used were the 1/2″, the 3/4″, the 1-3/8″ and the 1-3/4″. I love my punches and my dies but sometimes it’s just better to be able to punch, punch, punch! 

Two of the circled were mounted directly to the designer paper, and the other three along with the greeting were all popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed these alternative cards to the ones you saw in the video. I love showing you different ways to use your products … it’s much more cost effective (and fun!).

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Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you tomorrow with my Simply Sunday post.


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Dreamin’ of T-Shirt weather …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing a video that features the Custom Tee bundle and the Designer Tee Stamp Set.

Get the Designer Tee Stamp Set for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration, January 4 – March 31, 2017. This supercool set coordinates perfectly with the Custom Tee Stamp Set and T-shirt Builder Framelits Dies in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog!

Stop back tomorrow because I’m going to show you what I did with the Designer Tee stamp set.

Thanks for checking in on me …

Hope you have a warm and wonderful day.

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Any Occasion Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today sharing a video featuring the Any Occasion Stamp Set that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a purchase of $50 before shipping & handling.

Be prepared for any occasion when you get the Any Occasion Stamp Set for FREE with a qualifying purchase during our Sale-A-Bration event–January 4-March 31, 2017.

Thank you for checking in with me today.

Hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness.


Birthday Across the Miles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I used as a Make & Take at Kathie’s workshop. I’d like to thank Kathie for inviting me into her home to share my passion of stamping. It was so great to see old friends and meet new stampers! What a great group.

Kathie’s guests ranged from “never” stamping before to stamping longer than me … and I’ve been doing this for almost 17 years. Time flies when you’re having fun!! My challenge was to come up with Make & Takes that were easy for newbie’s to do, yet fun enough for seasoned stampers.

Here is what I came up with ….


I chose one of my favorite bundles … the “Lift Me Up” bundle found on page 10 of the Occasions Catalog.  We talked about how easy it is to create a card using Designer Series paper – here you see the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper (Free with a qualifying purchase).

Of course stamping is easy … Stampin’ Up! creates these great stamps and we just use ink and paper to create something fun and cute! We simply stamped our greeting in Night of Navy and then stamped the small Hot Air balloon from the stamp set in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron cardstock.

Ok … they’re thinking this is fun, and easy! While we were at it, we stamped the inside of the card as well. Again the salutation in Night of Navy and the balloons in Mint Macaron. Then I pulled out the BigShot!


Ohhh… don’t be scared, let me show you have easy this is!  They took the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and set it on the Precision Base Plate on top of our BigShot platforms and rolled it through. Check to see if it’s all the way cut through, yes …

OK, now let me show you how easy it is to get all the little pieces out of this balloon die (enter … Die Brush) Man – that little brush really knocks out all those pieces. And it’s fun!!

Wow … all we have left to do is secure our Hot Air balloon. You can either use the Fine Tip Glue pen or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Can you believe it!! You just made that card … it wasn’t hard at all. Three simple steps combined can create a fun, layered card.  Did you notice that by stamping the small balloon in the same color as the cardstock gives that appearance that it is farther away than your focal point – the balloon done with the glimmer paper.


Now is a great time to have a Stampin’ Party because not only do you get your hostess (rewards) benefits … Your guests have the opportunity to earn FREE goodies too!! I’d love to stamp with you and your friends … contact me, and we’ll set something up.

Thank you so much for dropping in today ~

Hope you have some fun today!

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Sending Love Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Having computer problems again today but that is not going to stop me from sharing my Valentine card with you today.  We’re using the Sending Love Suite today which includes the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack and the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Featured on the card are two of the many patterns from the Sending Love Designer Series paper. The paper on the bottom says “love” in many different languages! The cute little envelope was made with the coordinating dies and designer paper.  Our little note tucks nicely into the envelope.


First we stamped the hearts onto Whisper White cardstock, then we cut it out with the die and stamped our “Sending Love” greeting on. The same little hearts on our greeting are also stamped along the bottom of the inside of our card, along with “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

The cute ribbon which has silver thread woven through is from our Sale-a-bration catalog and is FREE. When you purchase the bundle and designer paper … you can get the ribbon for free. Plus you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me! Double bonus.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the short post.

Have a great day!

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Creative Fun with Egg Cartons!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Have you seen the cute Mini Egg Cartons in the Occasions catalog?  They are on page 18 and tucked in the upper right hand corner. If you like crafting with your kids / grandchildren you should give these a try.

These fun containers are perfectly sized to hold small goodies. They come in a Natural Cream color and contain 8 cartons – each with 4 sections.  When closed they measure 4″ x 4″ x 2-3/4″ … perfect for little hands and little treats!


Here they are teamed up with the “Basket Bunch Bundle” …. Basket Bunch Photopolymer stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelit Dies. This is a fun bundle if your ready for spring or decorating for Easter.

Want to know another fun technique you can use on your Mini Egg Cartons?  Why you can color them by using the Stampin’ Spritzers found on page 180 of our annual catalog and any one of our ink refills.  Just think of all the colors you can make them!!


The Mini Egg Carton featured here is not only colored but is teamed up the “Hey, Chick” stamp set from our Sale-a-Bration catalog.  You can get this awesome stamp set FREE with a purchase of $50. You could start with the “Basket Bunch Bundle” … add in a pack of the Mini Egg Cartons, your spritzers and ink refills “any color” and it’s yours!

Let me know if you have any questions on what I’ve shared with you today, what Sale-a-bration is, or anything that comes to mind.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day!

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Balloons, Balloons, Balloons … See what the fuss is all about!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you how Stampin’ Up! introduces our new Occasions Catalog! It gives you a fun way of seeing what these fabulous stamp sets and accessories can do … in motion! Take a look …

 Wasn’t that fun!!  How do you like the new “tool” set? Great for the much desired “man” cards!!  Now, I have another video for you to watch  …

Watch Stampin’ Up! trainer, Brandi, give some tips and tricks on using the Balloon Adventure Stamp Set, Balloon Bouquet Punch, and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits. Contact me to order yours or visit to order yours today!

Thanks so much for spending part of your day with me! I hope you enjoyed the videos.

Stay warm Wisconsin … and everyone, have an awesome day!







Sending Smiles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you enjoy the video and the new “Lift Me Up” Bundle (142896)?  This stamp set and dies are so easy to use, and fun to create with!!

Today I’m going to share with you a card I created using this bundle and introducing one of our Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping & handling). Oh … and don’t forget that with each $50 purchase you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me!!


I knew I wanted to highlight the balloon so I die cut the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I then pulled out the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper … your FREE items with qualifying purchase. The designer paper is also where I got my color pallet from.

The base of my card was done in Night of Navy as is the center and basket of the balloon.  I also used it to highlight the greeting. The other two colors used behind the balloon die cut are Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder … all of these colors are found in the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper.


They (Stampin’ Up!)  have the dies to cut out the pieces that fit behind the balloon so it makes it super simple to create a really cool design, or ombre look … whatever you desire! The entire card was really easy to make but looks like you put a lot of effort into it.  We’ll just keep this our little secret!

The Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs go live on the 4th … but don’t forget that if it’s bundles you love, you may want to get any from the Holiday Catalog before they are gone.


Thank you for coming back to check out my “Balloon Card” … hope you enjoyed it. I love that the paper makes it look like the balloon is really high overhead!

Have a great day & don’t forget to send a smile.

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HOLIDAY BUNDLES… Today’s the last Day to Order! If you want any of these fabulous bundles, get them now for your 10% Discount! Even if they come back next year … they will no longer be bundled.