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Celebrate My 10 Year Anniversary with Me!

By | January 2, 2017

I’m so very happy I joined Stampin’ Up! 10 years ago (during the incredible Sale-a-Bration). It’s such a big and important part of my life: creatively, socially and as an income. I’m so grateful for all the friends I have made locally and from around the world. All because I took a chance on this creative opportunity. I’m… Read More »

Christmas Cards Mailed to Me!

By | December 29, 2016

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy New Year to you all!  My family and I had a wonderful Christmas that actually lasted 3 days.  I have been enjoying sleeping in each morning during this holiday break, but am secretly looking forward to our routine beginning again on Tuesday.  It’s been a little stressful around here getting the college… Read More »

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By | December 13, 2016

A Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is the perfect gift for all your crafty friends! Choose from 1, 3, 6, or 12 months and a fully designed project kit will arrive each month at their door with stamps, ink, and paper so they can skip to the fun part of crafting. Purchase a prepaid subscription today!  Purchase here.  I… Read More »

Season’s End Closeout Sale!

By | December 1, 2016

Beginning today, Stampin’ Up! has put select Holiday items on sale, up to 60% off.  Need a gift for a crafter, or better yet, yourself?  There are some great deals, so be sure to check out the list soon.  Some items are while supplies last.  Use hostess code MCY967H3.  Click here to see what’s on sale!

Online Extravaganza!!!!

By | November 20, 2016

In just a few hours, Online Extravaganza begins.  A whole week of special savings from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  So many sale items, they take up 4 pages!  Click HERE to see the whole listing.  Extra special Flash sales are on Monday, Nov. 21 and Monday, Nov. 28. As a thank you for shopping with me,… Read More »

Classes & Open Studios

By | November 10, 2016

Did you know that there are only 6 full weeks left until Christmas and Hanukah?  Yikes!!!!  I’ve looked at my calendar to see if I could fit in a little more for you to get your projects done, make cards & tags.  I’m still available for private classes & hostess parties, just contact me to schedule a date. Christmas… Read More »

Last Chance for Special Edition Holiday Box

By | November 9, 2016

Tomorrow, November 10 at midnight is the deadline to subscribe or re-subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the Special Edition – Holiday Box.  The inside is a secret – but I’m told if you like the outside, you’ll LOVE the inside!  I can’t wait to receive mine. Paper Pumpkin delivers a paper crafting project (cards, gift wrapping &… Read More »

A Closer Look at the Stitching

By | November 6, 2016

I just got back this afternoon from Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event in New Jersey and I am full of energy and ideas to share with you, but those will have to wait just a little bit (need to get all my thoughts and ideas together).  Today, I wanted to show you the detail in the Stitched Framelits that… Read More »

Stitched Details

By | November 2, 2016

Stampin’ Up! just released an amazing new product, the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  These framelits may look like a normal circle, square or oval, but the detail on the edge looks just like stitching – without using your sewing machine.  Instant detail!  These Framelits dies are available now and then will be available in the 2017/18 Annual Catalog –… Read More »

This is Why I Love What I Do

By | October 29, 2016

I’m just like you.  I love to receive happy mail and today I just opened one.  There’s nothing like receiving a handmade card and kind words.  It’s just pure joy.  I don’t think she’ll mind me sharing.Does this card not exude pure happiness and joy???  Would you like to be this happy too?  It’s contagious and it’s awesome.… Read More »


By | October 22, 2016

Yesterday I hosted my Halloween Cards & Treats class and it was spook-tacular!  Any goblin, zombie or ghost would love to receive these cute cards & treats.  We used two fabulous Halloween stamp sets:  Jar of Haunts and Cookie Cutter Halloween.  Hope you weren’t too scared!!!  Happy Halloween!

Eagle Scout Project Fundraiser

By | October 13, 2016

My son Troy is working on his Eagle Scout Project and is in need of a little more fundraising (his project is listed below).  I thought I would help him out in a way that I know how.  I will donate my proceeds to his project from any orders placed between now and November 11.  Last Fall I did… Read More »

It’s Official, I’m on YouTube!

By | October 8, 2016

I have been working hard all week to get some videos made and post them to YouTube – all an incredibly big learning process.  My videos are not perfect, but they do teach and reflect who I am.  “Perfection is the enemy of progress”.  So, without further adieu, I ask you to subscribe to my new YouTube channel… Read More »

Stamping your own background paper

By | October 4, 2016

I often get asked how I stamp my own background paper to look like it was pre-printed.  It’s really quite easy so I thought I would share the technique with you with my first ever video!!!  Watch here and then come back to see the photographs of the cards and the supplies I used. What did you think?… Read More »

Happy Birthday! GDP#054

By | September 21, 2016

Do you ever forget to send birthday cards in time for the actual birthday??  Still send them!  I’ve had a few people on my “birthday mailing list” that have been on my list a little too long and now will receive a “happy belated birthday” card.  The reason is my own doing.  These lovely people visit my website,… Read More »

Oh Baby!

By | September 10, 2016

I went to a baby shower today and haven’t been to one in a long time.  Who doesn’t love babies??  The powdery smell, cute gurgling noises, soft skin, pudgy cheeks, oh my!  This shower was for a baby boy and had a travel theme.  The invitation was super cute and looked just like an airplane ticket/boarding pass. I… Read More »

Seats still available for Sunday’s Bingo!

By | September 6, 2016

I have a few seats left for Sunday’s Bingo game.  Are you feeling lucky?  Do you want to win some new Holiday catalog Stampin’ Up! product prizes?  Make two beautiful cards?  Hang out with awesome women?  Let me know you want to join us for Sunday’s Bingo at 3pm.  Don’t worry, the Patriots kickoff isn’t until 8:30 later… Read More »

The Holiday Catalog is Live TODAY!!!

By | September 1, 2016

Grab a cup of cocoa and a gingerbread cookie (alright, maybe a cup of tea and an english muffin) and spend some time looking through this amazing Holiday catalog. Click HERE to see all 55 pages of the Holiday catalog. Stampin’ Up! really outdoes itself with each new publication and this one is truly spectacular.  I can’t decide… Read More »

Give the gift of Fresh Fruit

By | August 19, 2016

I’m not a fan of eating strawberries, peaches or pears (I’m a citrus girl), but I am absolutely in love with the Fresh Fruit set from Stampin’ Up!’s annual catalog.  I first saw the set in Utah when I was at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event and knew I wanted to do a summer class with it.  I decided… Read More »