Retiring In-Colors …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today with a couple of announcements.  I’m sure you all know that we are in the last few weeks of our Sale-a-bration and there are still plenty of items to earn for free, and I will have them listed below.

However, I also want to remind you that the “Discountinued List” is only about 6 weeks away and now is the perfect time to get your Retiring IN-COLORS before they are gone (because they usually sell out in the first couple of hours!!) PLUS you can benefit with Sale-a-bration freebies if you order your supplies in March.


Here are the original Sale-a-bration items and the status, plus they have added a 2nd release of goodies … and a third!!  All shown below.


Second Release Items …


And the third release of Sale-a-bration items that you can earn FREE with qualifying sales …. 

Scroll through some of my past posts and you will see what you can do with the Mini Pizza Boxes, the Petal Promenade Designer paper and the Delightfully Details Laser Cut Specialty paper and more

I thank you for stopping by today, and I hope your day is a good one!

I’ll be back tomorrow with some great ideas to use up your Designer Paper scraps!

Two beautiful cards & One spectacular promotion!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the details for the Online Extravaganza, plus 2 stunning Christmas Cards I want to share with you!! The cards are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… the big one!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24
* Bags
* Brads and Buttons
* Cards and Envelopes
* Cardstock
* Designer Series Paper
* Embossing material
* Glitter
* Ribbons
* Twine
* Specialty Paper
* Tags
* Washi Tape

November 25–26
* Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
* Project kits
* Card kits
* Kit refills
* Memories & More
* Punch box kits

November 27–28
* Adhesives
* Applicators
* Cleaners
* Cutting tools
* Embossing folders
* Framelits and thinlits
* Ink Pads
* Ink refills
* Markers
* Punches
* Scoring Tools
* Stamp blocks and cases

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this sale, or if you will need any help placing your order.

As I shared earlier in the post, the cards you are about to see are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… and the Vellum will be on sale November 23rd and 24th!

Aren’t these cards just stunning! I love the look of stained glass in combination with the “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog. The O, Holy Night card is my favorite.

The vellum is subtle and uncolored on this card but it still makes a statement.  The beautiful star that draws your eye to the card and then the use of the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies as it highlights the Three Wisemen… I love it!!

The “Hope” Card is beautiful too with it’s colored vellum. This card also used the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies and the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. What’s neat about this card is, you have a beautiful layout now, and you can transform it just by switching color pallets … the blues would be gorgeous too.

Remember … The dies, folders, and designer papers from the Annual Catalog will be on sale. Save 10% on the majority of the products needed to create these cards.

Let me know if you need any help placing your order, or if you just have a question about it.

Thank you for the visit today,

Hope your day is a good one.




Stampin’ Up! OnStage: Day 3

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was bitter sweet as I had to say good-bye to many old friends and my new ones, but I’m coming home all excited and rejuvenated (and with the Occasions Catalog!)

I also wanted to introduce you to a new product suite that is highlighted in the upcoming Occasions catalog … they have removed the restrictions to share so here we go!!

This is the new CLASSIC GARAGE product suite …

This picture illustrates part of the stamp set, coordinating and additional dies. All photos are unedited and taken during the OnStage demonstrations.

Here is the new Classic Garage 6 x 6 Designer Series paper … I just love this, can be used for masculine cards or awesome for a Road Trip scrapbook page!!

Take a look at these super cute embellishments … Oh My Gosh!!  Now for a card sample …

Using the die cut wheels! Next up is a good look at the designer series paper …

and …

Aren’t they just the most adorable cards!!

Hope you enjoyed the little look into the occasions catalog. Thanks for stopping by!

Have a “boss” time or have a good day!

CenterStage 2018

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So we made it to Florida yesterday and I headed to the Convention Center to grab my goodies and hop on a bus to Epcot!!  Stampin’ Up! sent all it’s Leaders to Epcot for a fun filled day and a special area set aside for us to pick up a gift and a treat!

When we arrived we got an envelope full of our ribbons (we receive those as recognition for our achievements) and a note that tells us when we are to walk across the stage to be recognized … very exciting! Then we got this beautiful box …

In the box was our Convention bag, and in the bag we found a new stamp set, some notebooks and pens, or badge holder and my favorite … the Greek Isles Pin!!  I have that safely tucked into my name tag so I don’t loose it!

The bag … you want to see the bag? Oh … it’s beautiful

After I checked out all my goodies and packed them up tight, we hopped a bus and headed to Epcot. Epcot is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort featuring exciting attractions, international pavilions, award-winning fireworks & seasonal special events.

Norway …

France …

Germany …

It was a great time!! I bit crowded but I think that was because of the Food Festival being held there … YUM YUM! I had a Norwegian Club Sandwich and some Lefsa!!

In Disney style … they end the night with fireworks!

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog.

Today I will be attending opening session of OnStage 2018 and partying with 7000+ of my stampin’ sisters (and brothers!).

Have a great day ~

Technique Tuesday: Embossing Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am going to share a video with you that covers several different embossing techniques!  Grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, sit back and relax while you learn some really cool techniques with heat embossing.

Embossing is one of my favorite techniques! In fact, it’s what turned my head and said … “I want to book a party!” But did you know there are many ways to emboss? Watch as Andrea demonstrates three additional embossing techniques: water embossing, embossing in any color, and faux metal embossing.

WOW … what did you think? There’s a technique I have never seen before like … water! Who knew!

Thanks for hanging with me today and watching the video.  Stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing a card featuring “embossing”.

Have a really good day ~


Designer Paper Party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I hosted my “Designer Paper” class.  It was a fun night with wonderful ladies … lots of laughs but we still managed to make our cards!!  The focus was on paper techniques and folds because of the Buy One Get One FREE promotion from Stampin’ Up!

I love using designer paper … it can take you from Quick -n- Easy (still beautiful) to Upscale -n- Elegant!! Here is a card that we made last night, and if there is a name for this technique I don’t know what it is, what I do know is that I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time … and it’s EASY!!

This is another great way to use up your scraps!! Cut them into squares, use the new triple punch which has the corner rounder and viola … a quick and cute card!!  The pretty patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper are perfect for any style card … I love babies, but let’s think outside of the box. I think it’s perfect for birthday”s, graduations and more – why I bet you could even make a Christmas card out of it!!

The greeting comes from the “Detailed With Love” stamp set, you’ve seen me use this before and you can find it on page 39 of the Annual Catalog. It has great sentiments and pretty elements in it!  Better yet, it’s part of the bundle with the punch!! When you purchase the Detailed Trio Punch and the Detailed with Love stamp set as a bundle … you can save 10%!!

Love this shot …it really shows the dimension on this card.  I’ve also added a little bling to the card … of course!  The new Silver Bakers Twine (Pool Party) and the Faceted Gems, which I think are fabulous and so happy they stayed in the catalog another year 🙂

I thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a great day ~