Sunday: Heading to Rome, Italy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we will arrive in Rome, Italy … pinch me because I can’t breath! Thank you again for helping me to achieve this amazing trip!! We will be heading to the ship from the airport but we have a few hours so I hope we can get a little glimpse before we head out to sea.  I also have  …

A bit of a scare earlier in the day (yesterday) our Milwaukee flight to Chicago was on hold / cancelled because of mechanical problems so they gave us a bus ticket to Chicago so we could catch our flight … 50 minute wait for the bus, and an hour & 15 minutes to get there which means we had a high chance of missing our flight.  So we got our luggage back off the plane, and got an Uber to Chicago … made our flight in plenty of time.

It was an overnight flight but you need to see the beauty in things ….

I find it very hard to sleep on a plane … lol.  Every time I’d doze off someone would kick my chair, slam an overhead compartment closed or talk really loud … really?

I was so excited that we passed over the Swiss Alps … maybe some day I’ll actually get to stand in front to them, but it was fun to see then anyway…..

Finally we arrive in Rome … didn’t get to see the beautiful sight I have here to share but it’s Italy!! And I am over the moon excited!!

We have boarded this “Jewel of the Seas” cruise ship and it’s time to relax!!  I will be back tomorrow with more to share.

Thank you again!!


A Simply Beautiful Card & My “Cat’s Away” Sale …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As you read my post today I will be heading to the airport to join my fellow demonstrators who achieved the Greek Isles Incentive trip. I am so grateful to all of you who have supported my stamping business. I want to share with you a beautiful card, and an amazing sale designed just for you.

Today… quick and easy cards are the focus because many of us are so busy these days, but will still need our creative time.  Have you ever had left over cardstock pieces from other projects (happens to me all the time)? Well, we can’t let that go to waste, can we? … Nope, we revise and make it a totally new card!

I used the left over pieces from my Magnolia Card Class to create this card.  To keep life simple and use up those left over pieces, I just added a pre-printed card from the Memories and More Card pack. This is a great card pack for scrapbookers, however, I use it all the time to make quick cards.  Check out the video to see what is in this card pack …


So what do you think about the Magnolia Lane card packs? Pretty great way to make quick -n- easy cards, and to create quick scrapbooking pages as well. 

NOW … I want to share a special offering I designed for you!

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Because you’ve been so good to me this past year, I have a special SALE for you from today Saturday, July 6th, through Sunday, July 14th (Use Hostess Code: H9UWZVB3 )

All orders of $50 (before shipping & taxes) you will receive … 

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Virtual Rewards Point from Me and

  3. A $5.00 Bonus Coupon From Stampin’ Up! to spend in August!


Orders of $100 (before shipping & taxes) will receive )

  1. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  2. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  3. Two (2) Virtual Rewards points from me and

  4. Two (2) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin Up! to spend in August!


Orders of $150 (before shipping & taxes) will receive (Do NOT Use Hostess Code … YOU are the hostess!)

  1. HOSTESS BENEFITS … Mininum $15.00 of your choice

  2. A package with 10 gorgeous homemade cards to use or share.

  3. A Free retired stamp set from this year or years past

  4. Three (3) Virtual Rewards points from Me …

  5. Three (3) $5.00 Bonus Coupons from Stampin’ Up! to spend in August …

  6. AND a FREE package of the NEW Nobel Peacock Rhinestones!

Use this link to order so I know it’s YOU. Be sure to NOT select no contact, because I won’t know who to send all these goodies to!

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This is the perfect time to start shopping from the NEW Catalog and cross a few items off that Wish List and get some great card samples and extra goodies!!


Hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I will have limited access while I am cruising but don’t be afraid to contact me with any questions you may have regarding my “Cat’s Away” sale going on now!  I will check as often as I can.

Thanks for sharing a piece of your Saturday with me …

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Have a “PURRfect” day!


Quick And Easy Cards …. Magnolia Blooms

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a great new bundle: the Magnolia Blooms Cards bundle … this can be found on pages 8 and 9 of the Experience Creativity Brochure (I will have them available in my upcoming classes/events) but you don’t have to wait for that to order it.

This kit contains the Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer stamp set, Mossy Meadow & Soft Suede Stampin’ Spots, Magnolia Lane Cards & More, Clear Block D and a Snail Adhesive …. everything you need to start stamping! The perfect bundle for beginners!

Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite beverage and join me as I share this all with you today.  Let’s begin with my cards…

My first one is simply stamping the “Thank You” three times, the design is pre-printed on the card.  I added a quick stamped image onto my envelope as well. Both were stamped in the Soft Suede ink pad that was included in the bundle.

Both of my card were created using only items in the bundle, as I stated earlier “everything” you need to create these cards and more is included in the bundle!

I love how the flowers look like they have distance between them, giving the card a look of dimension … I simply stamped the Happy Birthday greeting with the Mossy Meadow ink pad included in the bundle.

I also have a video to share with you created by Stampin’ Up! This video was made for beginner stampers but gives you some great tips and information about this kit …

The video showed additional samples to create with this bundle, I used the floral pre-printed cards for both of my cards but the other side is perfect if you want to stamp the flowers yourself, like shown in the video.

This bundle coordinates beautifully with the Magnolia Lane product suite.  This may be a beginners kit but if you’re an avid stamper, I’m sure you’ll want both in your card collection!  You know what, this makes the PERFECT gift if you want to get your friends or family members into stamping. It includes “everything” you need to start stamping, and it’s a beautiful stamp set with a pretty font!

Hope you enjoyed the samples … the Magnolia product line just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.

Have yourself a great day, and thanks for stopping by!




Using Scraps to Create Beautiful Cards ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

And a Happy 4th of July to you and your family. I hope you are out enjoying the festivities, if that is not your thing, I’m thrilled that you stopped here to visit me! I have a fun card created with the Garden Lane Designer Series paper. I find that designer papers are one of the quickest ways to create fun, beautiful cards and we have so many beautiful papers.

Todays card was created simply with some left over designer paper and scraps … those little pieces we don’t know what to do with but never throw away …lol.  A quilt makes a good pattern, today’s is simple – a 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ Mint Macaroon base with 4 pieces of Garden Lane Designer paper measuring at 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares.

Adhere the small squares evenly onto the Mint Macaroon base. To add some texture to the card, I added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center with the Mossy Meadow Bakers twine from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo pack behind it. Because I added the twine to the adhesive on the gem, you can either use Glue Dots or a small dimensional to adhere the gem to the card.  Don’t you love the dimension and the texture of this card ….

The base is Whisper White and cut horizontally to an 4-1/4″ by 11″ size where you will score and fold at 5-1/2″ (center). The front of the card base has a 4″ x 4″ coordinating piece of Garden Lane Designer paper that is mounted directly to the card base approximately 1/4″ from the top.  The quilt piece described above was mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add some additional dimension.

The greeting comes from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and is stamped in the Mint Macaroon. This is the perfect layout for any occasion … just change out the designer paper and the greeting!

Thanks again for joining me on this 4th of July … I’ve enjoyed your company!

Have a wonderful day and a safe and happy holiday weekend.









How to make Delightful Day Tags by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a great video for you today that shows you how to make the Delightful Day tags by Stampin’ Up! This is one of the featured items in our “Experience Creativity” Brochure.  This was created for beginner stampers but don’t let that stop you ….

Just because this was created for beginners, doesn’t mean that we don’t like quick -n- easy … right!  Hope you enjoyed.  I will have more to show you from this brochure, it has amazing products in there!!

Thank you for checking back with me today.

Hope your day is a great one!!

Bloom & Grow Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card samples & post direct from Stampin’ Up! Picture this: a tiny seedling on the verge of breaking through the soil. Can you see it? Now water it with affection and good vibes. What do you have after a little bit of time and a whole lot of love? A blossom—bold and beautiful and blooming!

Now imagine that in a stamp set. With the Bloom & Grow Bundle, you can see the entire story of the blossom: from tiny seedlings to beautiful bouquets. Then sprinkle in some encouraging sentiments, and you’ve got a card for everyone you love!

If you’re just beginning on your stamping journey, you can use these gorgeous stamps to create a patterned look for a simple but beautiful project as we did in our “You Are Simply Wonderful” sample, or if you want to step it up a notch, try tinkering with the dies and a blender pen, as we did in the “Thanks” sample.

For all of you avid stampers, roll up your sleeves and add this bundle and some ribbon to a treat bag to make the cute bag you can see in the samples. There are so many options! So go on, share these samples with customers, your friends, and everyone around you, so that you—just like the little seedling—can bloom and grow with just a few beautiful stamps, and a whole lot of love.

Thanks much for the visit, I hope you have an awesome day ~


Hello July … Hello Magnolia!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card from the Magnolia Lane suite and a few announcements that are turning up the heat this July!!  Yesterday I shared a simply beautiful card with the Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper and today we are going to step it up a bit. I also gave you a stampin’ tip on pre-cutting your cardstock! On this card my base was cut the long way to 4-1/4″ x 11″ … score at 5-1/2″ and then fold.

I cut my designer paper to a 4″ x 4″ square, the I adhered it to the front of the card.  Next I opened up the card and tucked it into my die cutter (BigShot) and using the edgelit in the dies package included in the suite, you’ll place the edgelit about 1/4″ away from the edge and cut. This makes the beautiful cut edge you see on card.

This edgelit leaves a bit of an ident in your cardstock, but I used it to align my ribbon (this is one of the two ribbons included in the Magnolia Lane product suite) to the front of my card.  I love this ribbon, it adds some lovely texture to the card.  I completed the card by adding a little “Hello” …. perfect to send when keeping in touch with a friend.

Today also kicks off Stampin’ Up!s Bonus Days Promotion …

For each $50 you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31.  Don”t forget that with your $50 purchase … you will also earn a Virtual rewards point from me!! If your unfamiliar with my rewards CLICK HERE for Details 🙂

I also want to tell you about the EXTRA, EXTRA Promotion … The promotion so nice, we named it twice!

From July 1 until August 31, when you join the Stampin’ Up! family, you will receive an additional $30 to put towards product in your Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month to spend on more products. This means you will get to pick out $155 worth of product for only $99 … then get a $10 coupon code to spend the month after you join us.  PLUS … when you sign up with me, you will be a member of our Star’s by Design group.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding either of the promotions. I’m here to help you discover your stamping path!

Hope you enjoyed another card from our Magnolia Lane Suite, I have another announcement coming soon!! Watch for my “Cat’s Away” promotion… this is through “ME” Only… and it’s my way of thanking my customers for helping me earn the Greece trip!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.


TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST:  “I’ve made a shopping list with a few of the products I’ve shown you today. When you add these to your order, you will qualify for the Bonus Days coupon! You can use that coupon for more Stampin’ Up! goodies anytime during August.” PLUS … You will receive a Virtual Rewards point from me!