Wednesday Wow … Sneak Peak!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe this year is winding down … it went so fast!! And before we know it, all the excitement of Christmas and the Holidays will die down as well, but don’t fret … January is just as exciting for all of us stampers and scrapbookers!

We are about to kick off our most exciting time of the year … Sale-a-bration and our NEW Occasions Catalog. Today I’m sharing a SNEAK PEEK with you …



Introducing our …

Sending Love Suite
With bold designs and traditional colors, this irresistible suite is one you’ll want to add to your stamping collection.  We’ll be using some of that holiday love we’ve stored up to keep the excitement going into next year for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Just a reminder … If you’re looking for that last minute gift, I have Gift Certificates available for your stampin’ friends! Just contact me and I’ll get you all taken care of.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. Let me know if you recieved your 2017 Occasions Catalog yet. I always send one to myself so I know when they’re coming, and I haven’t gotten mine yet, but they should be coming soon!!

Have a great day today!




Simply Sunday … early Monday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last Saturday I shared a card with you that my Stampin’ Club members made. Can see the tree on the left?


I cut the tree out of 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, so of course we had left overs and we all know we are not going to throw that away!!

I showed my class a quick card they could put together with the leftover glimmer paper, and here it is …


We used the Emerald Envy cardstock to back the cut out image … with a little sponging on that cardstock, you can create a bit more dimension.

We added texture to the background with the help of our Softly Falling impressions folder. This folder has really come in handy during our holiday season of cardmaking… I just love it.

I added a quick greeting from our … you guessed it – “Tin of Tags” stamp set! I used the 1-3/4″ Circle punch to punch out the greeting and a pop of Cherry Cobbler behind it.

Simple and cute and made from left overs! You gotta love that!

Sorry for the hit and miss postings, but I appreciate that you keep checking in on me. I’m still working on my posts and will get them to you as soon as I can. January and the new computer cannot come to soon!

My next post will be the same layout but stepped up!

Thanks again & have a wonderful day.

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A Jolly Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a card that I made with the beautiful “Father Christmas” stamp set. I knew when I saw this in the Holiday Catalog … I just had to have it. It’s nostalgic and I can just picture so many different uses with this set.

The card I’m sharing today is called a “Step Card” … it’s not that hard to make with some good instructions and a little cutting skill, you can create one in no time at all.


You’ll notice that I used that same paper as the card earlier this week, the “This Christmas” Specialty Designer paper. (This Designer Paper one of the pillow gifts our Retreat Attendee’s received) There are many beautiful patterns.

Santa was simply stamped in the center section with Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (Permanent ink perfect for using with watercoloring techniques). I used my blender pen and Classic Ink pads  to color my image. The Aqua Painters would also work well with this stamp set.


The greeting comes directly from the “Father Christmas” stamp set and is highlighted by cutting them out with the “Layering Circle Framelits”. My base colors for today’s card are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla, and you can purchase the “This Christmas” Cardstock Pack to coordinate with your designer paper.

I finished the inside of the card by stamping the bottom of the “frame” that is included in the stamp set and then added the Warm Wishes sentiment from my go to stamp set … “Tin of Tags”.


When you place a $50 order with me, you will receive this card with the written instructions, my two club cards and a hand stamped Thank You card.  With the END OF YEAR CLEARANCE SALE going on right now, it’s a great time to stock up on some items you need, or give a gift to a stampin’ friend.

*** If you place an order of $150 or more (before shipping & taxes) you will receive all of the above items, hostess benefits (Do Not Use the Hostess Code) … Three (3 or more) Virtual Rewards points AND I will send you the NEW WATERCOLOR PENCILS for FREE beginning January 3rd when the Occasions Catalog is Live!!

Please let me know if you have any questions concerning today’s card, or the Special Offer I have posted for you.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.  Stay warm and …

Have a Jolly day ~

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Gift Giving with the Mini Treat Bags

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’re looking for a cute way to create gift giving bags, we have the answer for you! The Mini Treat Bag dies are quick and easy to use, and great for holding a treat or gift card.

Sit back and enjoy the video, and then I will share a cute idea for a Holiday Gift Card.

Make a few mini treat bags with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits dies, a Big Shot and your favorite Designer Series Paper. These mini treat bags are cute and so fun to give to away.

On our Holiday Bag, the original designer Alecia Connelly used the new “Holly” Impressions Folder to create texture on the bag.  Alecia is a fellow demonstrator that I was introduced to by being part of the “Leaders” private Facebook page that Stampin’ Up! set up for all demonstrators that are at the Silver Elite level and above … it’s a great place to get stamping ideas and tips for running our stamping businesses.

I asked Alecia if it was OK if I cased her project, she said “share, share, share away!” … This was our Friday Night project at the Holiday Star’s Retreat which I hosted for my downline (the ladies who signed up as demonstrators with me). Gent’s are welcome too! Our group is called the Star’s by Design.



The “Tin of Tags” stamp set and Stitched Framelits were used to create the greeting and focal point to the front of our package.  The holly comes from the “Holly Berry Happiness” stamp set … both of these are my “GO TO” holiday stamp sets!


The inside phrase also comes from the “Tin of Tags” stamp set!  To hold the gift card on, you can use the half punch that is discontinued, or you can do what I do and just stick a couple glue dots on the back!  They hold the card on great and come off easily by rubbing on them a bit (or you can use your adhesive remover).

Hope you enjoyed this cute Holiday Gift Giving Idea. I thank you for stopping by today.

Stay warm and have a wonderful day ~

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Guest Stamper: Connie C.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today’s guest stamper is “Connie Collins” … she is one of our Artisan Team members, and this card was featured on Stampin’ Up!s GET INSPIRED Blog. (Clear here to view full post)

My main reason for sharing Connie’s beautiful card is that she has featured the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372)


The sentiment on this card was stamped using the Tin of Tags Stamp Set (item 142180) and die cut using one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Then she placed it on a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits (item 141705) before attaching it to my card. Notice how the Layering Circles, Layering Squares (item 141708), and Layering Ovals (item 141706) Framelits Dies work perfectly with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.


The greeting comes from the  “Tin of Tags” stamp set, and is one of those that are currently 25% off!  I have the list here of all the stamp sets that are discounted… they coordinate with the new Stitched Shape Framelits.


Online Extravaganza Starts November 21


In less than two weeks, you can save up to 40% on select products during Online Extravaganza. Not only are there amazing deals to be had during this one-week only, online super sale running November 21-28, it’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends! This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special product discounts only available that day. Full details on items included as part of Online Extravaganza will be available on November 17 so make sure to check back for more information.

Let me know if you have any questions with the specials listed, and thanks for checking out my blog post today.

Have yourself a beautiful day.

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