Monday, June 30, 2014


They're here! They're here!!!! Starting tomorrow, YOU can begin ordering some of our new, amazing 

Those of you who came to the New Catalog Launch Party had a chance to see them in action!!! Amazing!! 

And now the long wait for them is over!!!!!

A limited supply will be available to you for ordering tomorrow! This includes the AMAZING Memento Ink Pad, refill & Color Lifter!!!! 

I can't link you now because they are not available today!!! But head over to my website tomorrow & begin your order!!!!

I'm sure they'll be popular, so place your order SOON to avoid any backorders!!!! So excited to share them with you!!!!

This is also the last day to join Stampin' Up! for only $50!!! Get all the discounts, early orders for demonstrators, plus so much more!!!! Click HERE to join us here at Stampin' Up!!!


Don't forget, you can order prepaid subscriptions to
 My Paper Pumpkin for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months!!!! Fantastic deal!!!!!!!

Happy Stampin!!!!

Friday, June 27, 2014


We had a great time at the New Catalog Launch Party last weekend!!!It was nice to introduce my Frampers to this amazing Catalog!!
Some great new catalog items to check out!!!
 Everyone seemed especially excited about the Blendabilities!!! Some will be available to the public in July!!! Not August as originally stated!!!

July "My Paper Pumpkin"
 Many were surprised to see how much My Paper Pumpkin has changed since it's first few packages! This month's fun Red, White & Blue Pinwheels were a huge hit!!!! Plus, now you can get prepaid subscriptions for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months!!! With no further commitment! Altho I bet you'll want to keep them coming!!!

"My Paper Pumpkin" display table!!
We made a cute little card with my fun little octopus from Sea Street!!!

The cute little Make & Take card!
 Our Mystery Hostess for the event was MaryEllen!!! Congrats!!! Orders will ship tomorrow so I'll let everyone know when they arrive! Expect a cute little treat in each of your bags!!!
So thank you to all who came to the party & placed orders! It was a great day & I hope I got you exited for some great stampin' in the future!!!!

Some great deals on retired stamp sets! Some people got some great deals!!!
If you would like to see our new Annual Catalog or place an order, or just get more info on the catalog or My Paper Pumpkin, contact me asap!!! You won't want to miss the goodies! Especially our new Blendabilities!!!
Happy Stampin'!!!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Project Life Scrapbooking Class
Scrapbookers wanted!!!
Come celebrate Stampin' Up!'s new collaboration with Project Life!!!
Scrapbook your pictures in no time with our beautiful coordinated products-designed with EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! colors!!!!
You will receive 6 Project Life Pocket Pages, 10 4x3 Project Life Grid Cards and a full packet of Everyday Adventure Project Card Collection!!!! I will provide stamps, inks, and cardstock for embellishments!!! Please bring some fun pics to scrap & your own acid-free adhesive. Snail will be available for only $6.00 if you need!!!
When: Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 pm
Where: My house
Registration deadline: Friday, June 27 (Only 1 more day!!!)
Cost: $30
(Add $10 to also receive the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack!! 
You will want this add on!!!!So cool!!) 
 Come experience our new Project Life! Perfect quick, easy yet traditional scrapbooking!!!
Bring someone new to Stampin' Up! to class with you and receive a discount off your next class! 
Note: Guests must also be preregistered & pay the class fee.
Contact me asap to reserve your spot!!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Hey all!!! Here we go again!!! It's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop time!!! Nice bright colors this week! We are a small group this week but strong!!!

You may be hopping over from Helen's blog!! How awesome is her design!!! When you are finished here, be sure to click HERE to go to Robbie's blog! She is our fearless leader & the organizer of this blog hop! She works very hard each week to get the colors all organized & get US all organized! Not always an easy task! I speak for all of us on the hop that we truly appreciate all her efforts!!!

So this week's Design Seeds pic:

Here are the MDS colors that coordinate:
Our little added piece is to use a non-standard fold on the card. Meaning not the standard fold in half!!! So here's what I came up with!

I rarely use this stamp set-From My Heart. Not sure why. It's a nice set! Most of my customers, however, tend to need cards for specific occasions-birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, etc.  This one has more general statements of the heart. I think I may use it more often. The images are nice & large & most work well with one Framelit or other!!!

Now the fold! Ok, so I tri-folded the card! I've discovered using the 
Scallop Edge Tag Topper punch to be very versatile! Here I'm using it as a "clasp" of sorts for the card! One side I cut from the card base. Cute trick! Wanna learn how???  The other end I used a 2" tag of a different color (Garden Green) for some umph.  I'm wondering if I could've added something. Something makes me think it's a bit plain. Do you have suggestions what I could add? It's a neat card to give as a gift though. The recipient gets to open the little bow & all! A little like a little gift all on its own!!!

Speaking of ribbon, I am in LOVE with the new 1/4" Cotton Ribbon!!! It is soooo nice to work with! Easy to make a bow or a know or whatever. Elegant yet casual. Love it!!!!

Colors used this week are Blushing Bride, Real Red, Basic Gray, 
Garden Green & Pistachio Pudding. Skipped the Pear Pizzazz this time!!!

So take a hop around this blog hop!!! Head over to Robbie's then keep going! Lots of fun & some very creative & clever fold ideas for your cards!

Happy Stampin!!

Friday, June 20, 2014



Summer 2014 CLASSES!!!!
Note: payment for classes is in form of cash or check only, payable at beginning of class unless otherwise noted. Prepayment is encouraged, but required for classes including Stampin' Up! products!

Class sizes are LIMITED!! Don't wait to contact me NOW to reserve your spot!!!  
(Registration deadlines are to allow time for prep time & materials to ship!)

****For all classes, please bring your own adhesive or add $6.00 to the cost & receive your OWN Snail to use & take home!!!!

BRING A FRIEND NEW TO ME & RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON A FUTURE CLASS!!!! (Note: Friend must also be preregistered!)
Project Life Scrapbooking Class
Scrapbookers wanted!!!
Come celebrate Stampin' Up!'s new collaboration with Project Life!!! Scrapbook your pictures in no time with our beautiful coordinated products-designed with EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! colors!!!!
You will receive 6 Project Life Pocket Pages, 10 4x3 Project Life Grid Cards and a full packet of Everyday Adventure Project Card Collection!!!! I will provide stamps, inks, and cardstock for embellishments!!! Please bring some fun pics to scrap & your own acid-free adhesive. Snail will be available for only $6.00 if you need!!!
When: Tuesday, July 15, 6:30 pm
Where: My house
Registration deadline: Thursday, June 26
Cost: $30
(Add $10 to also receive the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack!! 
You will want this add on!!!!So cool!!) 
 Come experience our new Project Life! Perfect quick, easy yet traditional scrapbooking!!!
Kinda Ecclectic Project Class
Come use one of my fave new sets from the Annual Catalog to create some fun ideas!!! Cards, gift bags & more!!! I will be fresh from convention with new ideas for this amazing stamp set! 
Class includes the clear Kinda Ecclectic stamp set, a packet of Washi tape, 2 Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags, 2 Whisper White Note Cards/Envies
2 Crumb Cake Note Cards/Envies!!! Great deal!!!! I will provide some fun extras to use on your creations!!!
When: Saturday, August 2, 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: My house
Registration deadline: July 19
Cost: $35 (add $8.00 for wood stamps)
This will be a fun class with some fun projects!!! Plus, you get to keep your stamp set & supplies!!!!! Don't miss out!!! All you need is adhesive!!!

Everyday Occasions Card Kit Class
Use one of our amazing card kits to create 20 fantastic cards for almost any occasion! Kit includes cardstock & envelopes, embellishments, Stampin' Spots, 7-piece Occasions Stamp set with clear block-all in its own adorable, storable, giftable box!!!!
Not a card maker per se? This is a PERFECT solution to that problem!!! Make these beauties quickly & always have a cool card on hand!!!! Less than $2/card! Have a year's (?) worth of cards in one cozy little box!!!
When: Saturday, August 16, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Where: My house
Registration deadline: August 2
Cost: $35
I always have fun buttons & bows to add on to your cards!!! All you need to bring is adhesive!!! 

Thursday, June 19, 2014


So you've probably heard all the buzz about 
Stampin' Up!'s My Paper Pumpkin!!  

Well, the buzz is well deserved!!!
If you are a subscriber, awesome!!! I'm sure you're enjoying your kits!!! 
If you're new to My Paper Pumpkin (MPP) or have been away for awhile, let me enlighten you! MPP is growing up!!!!! The kits are bigger & better! More fun ideas!!! Not all cards-lots of fun stuff!!! Stampin' Up! heard your requests & answered them!!

Well big news!!! Now, you don't have to subscribe long-term anymore!(Of course you still can if you want!!)
 You can purchase a 1,3,6 or 12 month subscription with NO FURTHER OBLIGATION!!! But you'll probably want to continue on!!! 
This is a great way to give it a try!! A 3-month subscription gives you a great overview of the kinds of fun that arrive at your door each month!!! And the shipping is FREE!!!

Yes, you CAN give a subscription as a gift!!! What a nice treat-you give will keep on coming with a fun little craft for your recipient!!!! Just add a Snail & you're good to go!!!!

Each kit includes all the materials needed to make the project except adhesive!!! Your first kit will even include a block for the stamps!!!
Kits have materials, directions, a Stampin' Ink Spot, stamps (yes, EXCLUSIVE stamps available nowhere else!), paper, embellishments, etc.!!!! Always a value!!!

 You can get more info & join MPP by clicking HERE!!!!

Check it out!!! Here's just a small sampling of what you've been missing!!!

The arrival!!!! So much anticipation & fun!!! Watch!!!

Contact me today to see how to sign up for you own little Pumpkin!!! Or just click on the link on the right side of this blog & get started!!! So much fun!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


So the colors for this week's Coloring Down the Lines blog hop are yummy-they make me think of a nice sangria!!! Some say lemonade, but sangria works for me!!! lol

So you'll be surprised (or maybe not!) that my card is nothing like sangria!!! lol Check it out!

Hi all you hoppers here from Helen's blog!!! Glad you're here! Hope you like my contribution to the hop!!! When you're done looking here, hop over to
 Liz's blog & check her design out!!! Then keep going until you get right back here!!! So many pretty creations!!!

Here is the Design Seeds photo:

Ok, here are the MDS colors:
Our added piece was to use a Framelit or Edgelit for the border.

And here she is:

So this design would maybe work well with red, white & blue! But I wanted to use my new Stars Framelits on the border! I love these Framelits!!!! I finished it off with the Be a Star stamp set! It's a great combo. Not a bundle in the catty, but you can make it your own bundle!! Just order both! lol 

Retired ribbon alert! Unfortunately I  haven't had a chance to stock up on the new ribbons yet, so sorry, there'll be some retired ribbon for awhile!!! Some is available on the Clearance Rack tho!

Of course gotta have bling, so the Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details was the perfect complement!

So go hop around & enjoy these yummy colors!!!
Good choice of colors Carol!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


So my friends over at the Can You Case It? challenge blog are looking for black & white this week!!! I was beginning my construction for a black/white swap at convention, and found this card! 

This was from last year's convention!!
I'm actually excited to feature this card. I think it's cool! I will admit to a retired embossing folder, but you can use any folder! It wasn't retired last year!! lol
The stamp set is Pleasant Poppies! I just think I'd love to carry this cute little purse somewhere!!!

Hope you like!!! Be sure to pop over to the blog & see what other creations are there! There are some very pretty ones!!!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Welcome Blog Hoppers to another week of Coloring Down the LInes!!

If you're hopping over from Helen's blog, be sure to stay & visit a bit!!! Then keep going over to Laura's!!! She's next!!! But don't stop there!!! Lots of cool things to see!!!

So this week's colors are in the "blues" family!!!

Our added piece is Victorian! Tough one for me! I'm not a Victorian kinda gal! I love how this blog hop takes me out of my box!!!  So I hope you Victorian stampers will forgive if mine isn't uber Victorian!! lol

So here's my card:

...and the inside!!

I think it's an interesting card.  I used Life's Adventures. It's one of the really cool new Hostess stamp sets from the Big Book!!!!  I like this one!!! It's versatile,  I could "color" if I wanted to!!  I thought the bike was kinda Victorian. Maybe?  My research turned up lots of bikes!!

I framed it with my Label Collection Framelits! The Finishing Touches Framelits added a little lacy look to the bottom! It seems to be a Victorian thing!

Ok, I will own up to a couple of retired things. First, I used an embossing folder from the Holiday Catalog because it had words. Again, seemed Victorian! 

I used the Finishing Flourishes stamp set to add the background, then embossed. Direct ink to paper added the kinda distressed look. 

The ribbons are both retired. However, Perfect Plum is still a current color! Ill miss the Crochet Trim tho. There is a new one in the new catalog however that's pretty awesome!!!

So hope it's appealing!!! I'd give it to a good friend!! lol

So until next week!
Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, June 9, 2014



Catalog Launch Party!!!
You are invited to come "experience" some of the goodies from the new
2014-2015 Annual Catalog!!! And what a catalog it is!!! Soooo excited!!!!
Come stop in at your leisure!!!  
There will be a Make & Take, retired stamp sale*, & fun new products to peruse.
Place an order of $50 or more & you will have a chance of being the Mystery Hostess!!! Hostess will be chosen from all the orders received!!!
Want your own catalog??? Place that $50 order & it's yours for FREE!!!!

When: Saturday, June 21, 10:00-12:00
Where: My House!!!

Come stay & visit or just stop in for a few! I'll have the coffee & cookies ready!!! 

Can't make it but would like to place that order & possible be the Mystery Hostess with FREE rewards?? Use the link above to get to the catalog, then be sure to put in this Hostess Code*
QC6E4669*.  Your name could be chosen also, but if you come, you will see some great new stuff-new In-Colors (gorgeous!), new stamp sets including the popular new Photopolymer sets, new Framelits, embossing folders, ribbons, embellishments, etc!!!! 
Plus, check out the new Blendabilities that will be available for ordering at the end of the month!!! Soooo cool!!!!

Please email me if you plan to come! I want to have everything ready for you! 

No stress! Just Stampin' Up! fun!!!!! Hope you can make it!!!!

(*Stamp sales cash only. ** Orders must be placed by midnight Saturday, June 14.)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


So hi again!!! Isn't it great to be in the season of new catalog?!  I'm so excited I could scream!!! Love this catty so much! But enough about that!

It's Coloring Down the Lines time again!!! Must be Wednesday! So this week's colors were Sandy's choice! Check out her design when you hop thru our blogs!!!  You may be hopping here from Helen's blog! Awesome right? Now keep going to Laura's place & keep going until you get right back here!! Comments always welcome!!

So here's this week's Design Seeds colors:

And here's how they look on MDS with Stampin' Up! colors:

This week's added piece is to use a cut out!  (I will admit NOT my favorite thing to do, but there are definitely a lot of possibilities with cut outs!!)

So here's my card:

Now these colors make me think summer/sunset/beach sand.  So I went with beach!!! Can't wait!!
 I sooooo wanted to use this cute little octopus!!! He's (or she's) from the 
Sea Street stamp set in the new catalog!!! It was the first I bought!!! I love me my nautical! lol  
The sentiment is from the Just Sayin' stamp set, first introduced in the now retired Occasions Catalog! It's a great carry over to the new book! So are the Framelits that work with it-Word Bubbles! See, that's MY idea of a cut out!!! lol 
 I actually used all the colors this week! They kind of blend together!
 Little Ollie the Octopus is a little ragged in the cutting, but I like him that way!! lol
 Not sure if you can see in the pic, but there's Dazzling Details bling added to the school of fish & the octopus. Thought it looked a little like bubbles!!! What's a day without bling?!

So be sure to enjoy a trip on the "hop" then check out the new 
2014-2015 Annual Catalog! I promise you won't be disappointed!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, June 2, 2014


The long-awaited new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog is FINALLY here & just waiting for your order!!! 
There are so many totally awesome items in this new book!!! From stamp sets, to Framelits, to beautiful designer papers, to the beautiful new In-Colors and soooooo much more!!!!
You can order your first favorite NOW!!! Simply click HERE and get started!!!!! Or contact me to see how you can get your own-as well as some beautiful products-for FREE!!!

And now the Starter Kit Your Way has 2 great looks!!! Join for only $50!!!! What a great time to join Stampin' Up!! Contact me for deets!!! I'd love to have you on my team!!!

Wanna see some of the great stuff in this amazing new book? Come to my Catalog Launch Party on June 14!! Watch for details!!!!

Happy Shopping-I mean-Stampin'!!!


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