Sharing a piece of my heart …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post to let you know about the Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time keeping up with my blog posts. Yesterday we moved my sister Eileen into Hospice, it’s been a long hard fight.  She fought her cancer even as we lost our Mom only a year ago.  I have no words except that I have been blessed to have such a loving and amazing sister. When it comes to my stamping business … she is the wind beneath my wings.  We did everything together.

Eileen is on left … sisters by birth, best friends by choice ❤ We are on our patio here relaxing a bit on the Mexican Riviera Incentive trip. I’ve never noticed till now that we were “twinning” in our “Pool Party” colored shirts.  I am off of work today so I can sit with her… she was always there for me.

She loved making cards, and we both agree that the catalogs just keep getting better and better.  Here is one of the beautiful new stamp sets in the second release Sale-a-bration catalog …



The All Adorned Photopolymer Stamp Set … it’s perfect for creating backgrounds, focal points and more with these graceful designs. Here is another sample created with the All Adorned stamp set.


Thank you for joining me today and for letting me share a little part of what has kept me a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for almost 19 years.  We have beautiful memories of all the amazing places we’ve gone to, and all the beautiful people we have met.  It’s an wonderful journey and I am so blessed and grateful to have shared this with my sister Eileen.

Have a wonderful day … and call your best friend ❤

Hawaii 2008 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip


Spring Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready for spring?  With all this snow and below zero temperatures, I a sooooo ready for spring.  Warm sunny days, flowers and butterflies! Today I have some cute samples of butterflies for you … I think our Sale-a-bration Butterfly Elements are just Grand!


The pretty little butterflies are our Butterfly Wooden Elements that you can get for FREE during our Sale-a-bration period.  The spectacular greeting comes from our “Life is Grand” stamp set which is found in our Occasions Catalog on page 17.

Grand words for you to add grandeur where it is needed. This Distinktive stamp set makes it easy to create eye-catching projects.

The next grouping of card samples comes from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and accompanied with our Butterfly Elements again …


I hope

I hope that these cute card samples warmed your day … I’m sure they will warm someone’s heart when you copy any of these samples and send them to a friend or family member.  Cold days are great days to get some stamping done …

Enjoy your Saturday and thank you for checking in on me today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series of cards.

Our favorite party just got better …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got two great announcements for you today and a few more card samples!! First, lets start with an addition of new products coming out in a few days to celebrate our Sale-a-bration.  The NEW items will be available February 15th!!

Sale-A-Bration Second Release …

So lets take a look at these goodies … there is a peek in the photo above!


These cute cards were created with the NEW Painted Seasons Bundle.  This bundle can be yours with a $100 purchase and includes not only the 7 piece stamp set but the Designer Series Paper which showcases hand-painted imagery for each of the seasons. 12″ x 12″. Acid free, lignin free, with 12 sheets: 3 each of 4 double-sided designs.  Perfect for you stampers who keep going all year long!

Our second announcement is NEW to Sale-a-bration!! Our favorite party just got better …

Stampin’ Up! has announced a Sale-A-Bration Coordination … these are exclusive products that coordinate with our current Sale-A-Bration items.  These are going to rock your world.  If you looked closely at my cards yesterday, you would have seen the dies that coordinate with the Hello Cupcake Stamp set, and there is more …

They have created coordinating dies to pair with the Lasting Lilly and Oh So Happy Stamp sets.  Not only that … they have introduced a new stamp set “More than Words” that will coordinate with all the stamp sets. It’s a great set to add to your stamp collection.

Here are the items from Sale-A-Bration Coordination that will be available to purchase on March 1st, 2019. 

So … What do you think? Awesome Right. I love the introduction of not only new Sale-A-Bration items but the Sale-A-Bration Coordination where you can purchase the die cuts to your favorite stamp sets.  I will be sharing more samples from the addition to our Sale-a-bration catalog!

Want to know something really cool? When you purchase the coordinating products, you are qualifying for more FREE Sale-A-Bration items. Woo Hoo! Let me know if you have any questions about the products I’ve shown you today, or if you would like to schedule a stampin’ party.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



Simply Sunday: By The Bay

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited … yesterdays Lighthouse card got several hits on Pinterest right away!! Sometimes it takes months, to get hits (saves) like that!  Woooo hooo 🙂 If you missed it, here it is again …

Today, I’d like to share another card that I have created with the By The Bay stamp set for my Simply Sunday series of cards. We’re going back to the basics today with just stamps, paper and ink, and a paper cutter so we can layer.

I’m using a technique called Monochromatic … ADJECTIVE meaning: containing or using only one color. And what better color to use that Night of Navy. For some reason that just reminds me of all things nautical.

This is the perfect quick -n- simple masculine card. All stamps used come from the stamp set … the sea shell used to create the background is a small image stamped 5 times. Our main image once stamped was matted in the Night of Navy and then popped up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Join me on Monday to see an alternative to the Lighthouse card … OMGosh, this one turned out even better!!

Stay Warm and Stay Safe … Blizzard Warnings today into tomorrow!

It’s a good day to stamp ~

High Tide by the Bay

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes, I took a sick day yesterday … had this bug hanging on for about a month and Thursday after work, it took me down!!  I hope you are feeling well and that bug by passed you.  Hard to believe it can hang on in these frigid temps … we got a whoppin’ -14°  Brrrrrrr!!

Let’s get to our card share today.  My last two posts I shared the new Sale-a-bration stamp set; By the Bay and Thursday I shared my lighthouse card from High Tide … Today I’m going to combine the two.

Being a demonstrator surely has it’s benefits, and one of my favorites is we not only get to see the catalogs first, we can order from them too! And the cherry on top before Sale-a-bration is that we as demonstrators can earn the Sale-a-bration items during our pre-order!!  So the minute I saw the “By The Bay” stamp set … I knew I had to have it.

I’ve always pictured that house, with a lighthouse sitting next to it …

I stamped my lighthouse first onto a scrap piece of computer paper, then stamped it onto my cardstock.  I cut out the lighthouse on the computer paper so I could use it to mask (cover) the one on my cardstock.  Once I had the lighthouse covered with the mask, I stamped the house by the water image.  I may play with the placement some more, this is my first try … but I did like the way it looked.

I used the Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends to color my images.  I love the way these layer and blend so nicely… You’d be surprised that the house was done in Crumb Cake (Light & Dark) and Smoky Slate.  I just keep playing until I like the way it looks!! lol

Thank you so much for stopping back in to visit today.  I just have to say, I’m so intrigued by lighthouses and the families that maintained them and guided others safely to shore.  You are sure to see more variations of this … both stamp sets are so cool!!

Oh yes … the greeting comes from the By The Bay stamp set and are punched out with the Tailored Tag punch.

I hope you have a great Saturday & stay warm if your in this artic freeze,



Be My Valentine Kit …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a video for you and a card share today …

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and you may be starting to think about ways to share love with your very best friends and/or your significant other. Which is why we designed this awesome kit—so you could share a bit of yourself with the people you care about the most!

Watch the video now to discover how easy it is to make the kit projects, and don’t forget to check out the Animal Expedition suite to get a peek at all of the wildly fun coordinating products.

How cute are those!!  Did you know that when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin during our Sale-a-bration event, you will qualify for the FREE items as well.

Stop back tomorrow to check out the card that I created using the Animal Expedition suite … and the Stamparatus!  It is sure to put a smile on your face.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll meet you back here tomorrow!


These are the $50 Sale-a-bration items you can choose from …


Here Today … Gone Tomorrow! Let the Sale-A-Bration begin …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is that day … transition day, when you can’t wait for the new Occasions Catalog to go live but there are still items in the holiday catalog you like!!  I feel your anxiety!! lol

Not to worry … Two of the most popular stamps; Winter Woods and Dashing Deer will carry over, however, they will no longer be “bundled” so if you want the 10% savings … today is your last day.

Tomorrow kicks off our new Occasions Catalog and our Sale-A-Bration celebration!!  With each $50 purchased (before Ship/Tax) you can choose any of the Level 1 items in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog for FREE.  And so on … I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about Sale-A-Bration.

Not only can you earn FREE products when you purchase … but you can earn more when you host a Stampin’ Party too!  Invite your friends over (or use my place) Let’s gather and I’ll show you some fun and exciting product, we’ll make cards, and you’ll earn more FREE stuff ..

If you want it all … then the starter kit is your best deal!!  And during Sale-A-Bration there are two options!!  Both have an additional $50 in FREE product, beyond the $25 your normally get (that is $75 in FREE product). Amazing!

I just have to show you what the Exclusive Craft & Carry Tote looks like … It’s beautiful (and it fits the paper cutter!)

It’s not only beautiful … it’s sturdy and perfect for your stamping on the go!!  Punches in the front, cardstock, paper cutter and stamps in the inside pockets, it’s perfect.

Let me know if you have any questions about purchasing, hosting or joining … I am here to help you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I will be back with another great card to kick off this celebration of our two new catalogs.

Have yourself an awesome day!

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