Everybody Loves a Bargain!

Just in case you didn’t realize, Stampin’ Up! has a Clearance Rack featuring discontinued and retired products with the discounts as high as 60%!  And they just added a whole lot of new items making it a great place for all those bargains we love!  But don’t delay, once the items sell out they are gone forever!

Here are a few of the awesome deals available!  Click the Clearance Rack icon below to see all products currently available!

And as an added bonus from September 1st -September 21st, Stampin’ Up! is featuring current products at 25% off! Be sure to check back each week as the items will change.  To see what is currently being offered click the “Special Offers” icon below!

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more placed through my online store (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper! Just enter the September Hostess Code V6RBSGJ2 when you place your order. I will send your gift separately to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code (I don’t want you to lose out on any Stampin’ Rewards!).  I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.



October Class Schedules

Let’s get ready to celebrate both Halloween and World Card Making Day!  

World Card Making Day is October 1st this year and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by getting together with us and create 5 cards that are perfect for a variety of occasions!

And let’s not forget Halloween!  You will be making a set of adorable “BOO” boxes using the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series paper, two little treat boxes using the Jar of Haunts set and a treat bag using the set Cookie Cutter Halloween and the coordinating punch!

For more details and class dates please click here!

I can’t wait to see you all in Ocober!!





Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Lovin’ Washi Tape!

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card!  Today’s share is a card using Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape and the stamp set Suite Seasons with the colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (for washi backgrond)
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/2″x 3 1/4″ (for greeting)
  • Garden Green – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – scrap piece for hearts

Supplies Used:

New Holiday Catalog Highlights!

Here are some videos brought to you by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the fabulous new stamps and accessories available now through January 3, 2017!

Products Showcased Today:

Please let me know if you have any questions about any Stampin’ Up! product. And if you would like to see a video showcasing a particular stamp set, how to use a tool or accessory send me an email I would be happy hear your thoughts and ideas! I’ll be sure to mention you if I use your idea!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Say Hello to the 2016 Holiday Catalog!


I love everything about the Holidays.  Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, all the baking and of course getting to create holiday cards to share.  This catalog is amazing and offers such a variety of stamps and accessories I know there is something for everyone.

I will be showcasing holiday cards, gift wrap ideas and decor over the next few months to inspire you to get crafting this holiday season.  I hope you will join me this holiday season, I have so many ideas to share and I will have a few other surprises too! Please make sure you click “follow” on my blog or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single post!

Now on to today’s share!  For the first card idea from the new catalog I am using a Suite that really caught my eye when I first looked at the catalog, Petals and Paisleys.  The stamp set is so versatile it can be used for many occasions not just Thanksgiving.  The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and features the colors Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla and copper foil.  Also in the suite are a ribbon trio, copper foil sheets, a textured impressions embossing folder and a coordinating cardstock pack.

I hope you enjoy my first share from the new catalog. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petals and Paisleys DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Dijon – 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – scrap piece approx 1 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used:


Pear Card using the Fruit Stand Suite


As summer nears an end, I am trying so hard to hold onto the warm weather, long days, and the delicious fresh fruits and veggies this season offers before winter sets in.  This card features a yummy pear and is inked using sponge daubers to get nice shading and dimension that is shown in the pears of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  Easy technique that gives amazing results.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Pear Pizzazz card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Daffodil Delight with Polka Dots – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Pears – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Suppplies Used:

Thank you so much for visiting!  If you like this post and video, please click “follow” at the top of the sidebar or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any posts or videos!  And don’t forget to share with all your crafty friends! Get ready only two more days until the unveiling of the 2016 Holiday Catalog!!
Happy Stamping!


August Paper Pumpkin


Every month I can’t wait to see what fun creative project is in my little orange box. For August it was six cards and three gift card holders.  Perfect for fall holidays, the colors featured are Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso. Plus the stamp set, Bold Botanicals is super versatile and coordinates with several stamp sets in the Annual Catalog such as Affectionately Yours and Botanical Blooms.


The August kit contains everythng you need to make three standard size cards with envelopes, three note cards with envelopes and three git card holders.  Full instructions are included plus you can visit pumpkinhowto.com for a video tutorial.

As always I assemble the kit as directed then I make a few alternative cards using the stamps and remaining cardstock and embellishments from the kit. The projects on the top are assembled according to the kit directions and the cards below are the ones I changed up a bit to show off that awesome stamp set.  I really love the florals and the designs they create.


For more information on how you can enjoy Paper Pumpkin too, please click here.

Happy Stamping!






Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Butterfly Card

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card.  Today’s share is a card  featuring a butterfly from Watercolor Wings and my favorite stamp, the little spotches from Awesomely Artistic,  done in the coordinatings colors Island Indigo and Mint Macaron with a little touch of bling. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Mint Macaron card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Island Indigo – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and scrap piece approx. 3″ x 4″ for butterfly

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping!

Let’s Get Creative!


The other day I was reading an article about strategies to charge up your memory in AARP Magazine, yes I am in the 50+ age bracket, and one of the tips was to live creatively.  It goes on to state that “having an artistic hobby in both middle and old age made older adults in a Mayo study 73 percent less likely to experience cognitive decline.”  Now that made me really take notice.  For years I have touted the benefits of stamping to help reduce stress and now a study shows that having a creative hobby can help maintain brain function.  Now another great reason to stamp!

I know many of you reading this have been stamping for a while but some may be new to this wonderful hobby. I am doing a series of articles and videos titled “Let’s Get Stamping” to help new stampers as they begin their stamping journey.  Even though they are geared for beginners there may be a few tips sprinkled in that you didn’t know or may have forgotten.  I want to reach every stamper no matter what your level because I really believe this is wonderful hobby that not only benefits you but all those who receive your creations and works of heart!

Each article will build off the one before so you can progress from novice to pro in no time! I started with a list of basic supplies every stamper should have in their arsenal.  For the next one I go into different types of stamps and care with a video showing how to mount each one for use.

I hope you enjoy the series and as always thank you for visiting!

Take me to Let’s Get Stamping!

Take me a video tutorial on How to Mount my Stamps

Happy Stamping!