My Holiday Favorites …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On Saturday I shared over 30 cards and 3-D projects of some of my favorite retiring items, and as we enter the last stretch I thought it would be fun to share my Christmas fav’s …. I’ve got over 20 samples, they wouldn’t fit onto Saturday’s post.

Most of my avid customers already have most of these stamp sets and dies or punches, they are fun to create with and are so very versatile.

Let’s start out with the DASHING DEER …

Dashing Deer brings the serenity on nature into this Christmas set yet can be made quite sophisticated.

Introducing Winter Wood …. I used these a lot together (Dashing Deer & Winter Woods) Again, you will see elegance intertwined with nature … pure beauty.



My next pick is the MAKING CHRISTMAS BRIGHT …. These two are fun and whimsical and sure to brighten up anyone’s holiday.



The last I’ll be sharing is MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL … This is the perfect stamp set and coordinating dies if you are looking for greetings and sentiments.

A women of few words today, but I think the card samples and products speak for themselves. I have enjoyed using these for the past couple of years …

If you would like to purchase any of these items, I have them listed below.  If you would like help, please let me know by contacting me 262-334-1009, or

Thank you for kickin’ back with me today while we strolled threw these card.

Have an awesome day ~



Retiring: Varied Vases Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Welcome to May and to a Varied Vases card share.  Today I’m sharing several samples of cards.  These cute little vases come with beautiful flowers … it will help to bring out the inner florist in you!!  And so many great sentiments to compliment your artwork.  Follow along with me today and check out all the different styles you can create with this versatile stamp set.

The “You are simply the best” card highlights the vase by sponging on the background and then simply stamping the flowers. The pretty Grapefruit Grove In-Color is another item on the retiring list.

The May Your Heart card uses both the Varied Vases and the Here’s a Card Stamp Set (item 149438). Adding a greeting set always gives you more options!

Let’s take a look at everything included in this stamp set…


You have several different types of flowers … the orchid is my daughters favorite.  I like the use of the vases on this next card ….

This “style” of card looks so retro and fun! Layering the vases with solid and lined images really adds dimension to your card.

The “Hoping Your Day Blooms with Happiness” card is totally different … it used just the flowers to create a fun background, that will highlight your sentiment.

The next is one of my favorites …

Starting with the beautiful Soft Sea Foam card base sets the tone for the card … stamping a little to create an interesting background gives you dimension.  The designer paper draws your eye to the focal point, and the Pearlized Doily (also retiring) really makes the white orchids pop!!  I also love the way they cut up the greeting … it adds dimension and texture to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card share. You really hate to see things leave but the excitement for the new catalog is growing strong!

Have yourself a beautiful day.

Time to say Good-bye …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As many of you know, I am headed to Minneapolis this weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!!  This is where we will get the NEW 2019-20 Annual Catalog and a first hand look at some of the new products.  I am so excited … I saw a sneak peek of the cover from demonstrators who are at the OnStage Live in Auckland, New Zealand!!! I found my first new love!!

But … with the new, means there will be some of our favorites leaving including some very standard products we use everyday.  Although they have been tried and true for me, I’m not mourning the loss, because I’m excited to see what will be coming down the road.

First up … Our Cutting . There will not be a replacement in the new catalog but there is a new product in the works and will be released when it is up to Stampin’ Up!s quality standards (I LOVE THAT).

The same goes for our BigShot … yes it is leaving BUT there will be dies and embossing folders that remain!! Wooo Hooo.  You know I’ll be shouting that from the roof tops when this new product is announced.

Don’t forget your retiring In-Colors … get those BEFORE the Retirement List comes out on the 15th of April.  I will have all then news for you when that arrives as well.

Sorry I put today’s card on hold … but I felt this was important news that I had to share.  I will be back tomorrow with my “Fun in the Sun” card!!

Till then, have a great day and thank you for stopping by today.

Before we say farewell …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a friendly reminder that the following promotions are coming to an end …

The Year-End Sales Event Is So 2017

The new year is just days away! Prepare to say hello to 2018 . . . and goodbye to the Year-End Sales Event.

Before we say farewell to special year-end savings on January 2, I want to remind you that supplies are limited, so take one last look at the items still available in our online store. You wouldn’t want to head into the new year with any regrets, after all!

Some of my favorites …

Retiring – Low Inventory; this item will be discontinued soon


Last Few Days to Reserve Your Stamparatus

December has flown by, and there are just a few days left for you and your customers to reserve your Stamparatus before the final reservation window closes on Saturday, December 30 at 11:50 PM (MT). Remember, this fantastic, state-of-the-art stamping tool will not be available again until the new annual catalog goes live in June. So don’t wait another minute! Find out more here, then reserve your Stamparatus today!

Click here to reserve yours!

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, or you just want some help placing your order … give me a call 262-334-1009 or e-mail me at

Till then, thanks for stopping by …

and I will see you tomorrow! Stay warm, it’s cold out there!!