Kickin’ Off the Holiday Stamping Retreat …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

A lovely weekend has come to an end and a new adventure begins! We had a wonderful time at our annual Holiday Stamping Retreat this weekend … cute little welcome gifts on their beds when they arrived (chocolates were only part of it) and surprises, great cards and the best companionship all weekend.

I also adorned the mantle with a hand stamped gift for each guest to take home as a “Thank You” for attending. These boxes contain 4 gift tags that they can keep and were created with the Christmas Traditions Punch box located on pages 2 and 3 of the Holiday Catalog

After a hearty dinner of Homemade Sausage & Wild Rice and Vegetable Beef Soups along with bread, salad and more we ready for a little stamping …

The room was all ready for our stamping session and included a sweet little treat! All of their projects are pre-cut and packaged up for easy accessibility.  All they have to do is pull out the packet with that cards projects that’s up next and to stamp …

Plus there is always plenty of time to take a little break and have some fun …

Yes that is me as Santa Claus! Just have a little fun with my Stampin’ Friends Cindy and Sarah Bunkleman.  Those little Holiday props that I picked up at the Dollar Store sure made for some extra fun moments, and new memories!!

I will have more to share with you from our Holiday Stamping Retreat in the coming days; the cards we made and the cards we swapped … Plus, if you hop onto my Facebook page you may find some more fun as I share pictures of our Stampin’ Up! OnStage event with you.

Hope you have a wonderful week ~

On My Way …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … on the eve of retreat I was busy bagging, packing, cooking and getting ready to pack up the food in the morning! Looking forward to stamping with a wonderful group of ladies, so I’m not promising regular posts while I’m away, however you can follow the fun on my facebook page …

I will be sure to share when I get home, but I’ll be off again on Monday to take a road trip to Orlando for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!!

You have a good weekend ~

Take Out Treats …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today as I am packing up for my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat and cooking … the house smells awesome!!  I’ll share more about retreat in the upcoming days.

Whether it’s a birthday party of Christmas, this treat packaging is perfect for this season—or any time of year! Today I’m highlighting the Take Out Box Dies … a great treat packaging idea!

Create a die-cut takeout box with hearts or stars in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot.  Thinlits dies help you create detailed die cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope these inspired you to create a little treat for someone special in your life.

Have a happy day ~


Snowflakes… Sparkling and Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Wednesday? I am choosing to be happy … somedays life can be crap, but I’m just not taking it!! lol  Looking at the bright side and knowing that I’m just days away from spending a fun weekend with a group of wonderful ladies stamping!

Yesterday I share two cards that introduced the new Snowflake Showcase, today I’m sharing a card that I created with the left overs from one of my retreat cards. Don’t feel second best, because this card is the bomb … I just couldn’t throw the die cut piece away! Enough talking … let me show you!

See that big beautiful piece of “Sparkly” glimmer paper? I know you would or could not throw that away either! So … we tuck another piece of glimmer paper behind it, cut out a few more snowflakes, add a greeting and ta-da … we’re done!

I had some of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper left from last year, but I wanted to make sure that I used the “new” SPARKLY Glimmer paper and WOW!!

I love the all the different colors  you can see in this glimmer paper, pinks, and greens and more … and depending on what color you put with it, it will bring out that color in the Sparkly paper … oh so pretty!!

It’s like magic …

All of the products in the Snowflake Showcase will be available to order beginning tomorrow November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.  Even though I have “snowflake” stamp sets, this is so much more, just listen to the verse on this card …

Each snowflake is beautiful, sparkling, and special … just like you!

Awe … this card would be perfect for a birthday, a get well, or to cheer someone up! This may be just the card someone needs to get them to that “I’m going to have a good day” day.

On that note, I hope that you have a wonderful day and share a smile … they are free and may make someone’s day.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me ~




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 ~

Halloween Week: SCRAPBOOK

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps! Last year our Stamp Club made a Halloween card using the Seasonal Chums bundle … No longer a bundle but the stamp set and dies are still available.

And I used the cut out circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the “Spooky Cat” bundle and “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper … also from last year (sorry … but we have to use up that paper sometimes!). I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

I wish all my scrapbooking would go this quick -n- easy! I need to remind myself to “Keep it Simple” because the photo is your reason for scrapbooking in the first place 🙂 

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page …


Can’t resist a good party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been so busy at work training new staff members and at home working on my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat that in less than 2 weeks I’ll be joining my fellow demonstrators for a wonderful celebration … 30 Years!!

I hate to miss any of the Stampin’ Up! events but no way would I pass up a major milestone!  I have a few of my own that I will be celebrating … Lifetime sales of $500,000, Personal Sales, Recruiting – Level 1, Leadership – Level 1 and yes, the Incentive Trip!!  All expenses paid trip for 2 … Cruising the Greek Isles!! I thank YOU!!

Here is a shot of the 25th Anniversary in Salt Lake City with the Theme: Be The Difference …

Always a fun time at Convention (Now OnStage) We were treated to special cupcakes!! Looking forward to see what they have in store for us this year.  They are sending those of us who have achieved Silver Elite or above to Epcot for the day with a special area for us to visit and pick up a special gift!!

Speaking of gifts, Stampin’ Up! treats us royally while we attend our events.  These are all the goodies I brought home with me from the 25th Celebration …

I enjoy these Stampin’ Up! events so much, and it’s more fun to go with my team members! Why don’t you join us and come with us this April 🙂

Thanks for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one!