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Happy 3rd Birthday Paper Pumpkin!!!

By | March 10, 2016

I love how the box says “3 Years & Counting” because I look forward to my box each and every month.  Paper Pumpkin is the solution to many of our issues:  I don’t have enough time for a class, I don’t have a craft room, I’m not creative to think up my own ideas, etc, etc, etc. Paper… Read More »

Open House Samples

By | March 7, 2016

I had so much fun and was so busy chatting with everyone that I forgot to take pictures!  22 people came to my Open House and they each made 4 cards at the different stations I set up throughout my house.  Everyone had a different favorite, which means I did a pretty good job creating (and case-ing).  Lots… Read More »

OnStage Display Board Application

By | March 3, 2016

In April I will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah with hundreds of other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators for the first ever North American OnStage Live event.  I was there a few years ago for Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Anniversary and I can’t wait to return and see what they have in store for us.  I promise to share… Read More »

Just a few more days until my Open House

By | March 1, 2016

There are still spots available for you to come to my Open House this Saturday, March 5 (unfortunately, the early bird spots have been claimed).  I have four cards for you to make that you will just love.  Bring a friend, sister or daughter, but be sure to RSVP by tomorrow!

Easter Lamb

By | February 20, 2016

I’m starting to think about which samples to make for my upcoming Open House on March 5 (you are all invited, just need to RSVP to me).  Since it’s only a few weeks before Easter, I immediately thought of using the Easter Lamb stamp from the 2016 Occasions catalog.  You may have noticed that the “Happy Easter” is… Read More »

Happy Valentine’s Day!

By | February 13, 2016

The card I’m sharing with you today was not made by me, but rather a very talented stamper who recently joined the Stampin’ Up! family.  I am besotted with this card that Ellen created.  The vibrant blend of the purples and reds, the pop of white under the flowers and the movement the watercoloring creates.  What a lovely… Read More »


By | February 8, 2016

Birthdays are something everyone has and hopefully celebrates, so there is always a need for birthday cards.  My next series of classes is a Birthday Card class.  I thought I would share with you the cards that we will be making.  I would love to have you join us at class, just RSVP with me to save your… Read More »

Pop-Up Happy Birthday

By | January 25, 2016

Wait until you see what this amazing new Party Pop-Up Thinlits can do! Tonight I am hosting my monthly downline/team meeting.  We come together, share ideas, ask questions, be inspired by each other and make cards/projects (of course).  Tonight we are doing a “shoebox swap”.  Each person will bring a sample card/project and the supplies to make it… Read More »

Nothing Better than a Cup of Tea

By | January 21, 2016

Julie Andrews sang the beautiful song “These are a few of my favorite things” in the Sound of Music and for me, tea is one of my favorite things (I love the musical too).  The drink is warming, comforting, social, varied in flavors, and can really solve all problems.  Stampin’ Up! has come up with a perfect suite… Read More »

Everyone was a Winner

By | January 18, 2016

Today I had 9 wonderful women come over to play a fun-filled game of Stampin’ Up! Bingo.  Prizes were new products from the 2016 Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Even though not everyone was a prize winner, everyone did go home with a door prize of It’s My Party Enamel candy dots (that they used in their… Read More »

Balloon Celebration

By | January 13, 2016

I wanted to share two of the cards I made using the new Balloon Celebration photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet punch (they are sold as a bundle for $15% off in the 2016 Occasions Catalog).  At first I thought the stamp set was just okay, but when I saw how it was used during the OnStage demonstration it became a must have.This first… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration Begins Today!!!

By | January 5, 2016

I know so many of you have been waiting for today to come and now it’s here!!!  Sale-A-Bration begins today, as well as the launch of the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  Yippee!!  So many great and wonderful things that you are going to want to purchase.  Do you make a long wish list or do you mark the pages… Read More »

A Congratulations Card

By | January 2, 2016

Today I went to an Eagle Court of Honor for three new Eagle Scouts in my son’s Boy Scout troop.  I went through my stash of cards and did not have an appropriate congratulations card, or rather 3 of them, to give to the boys.  So, I just made them!  I tried to keep it simple because I… Read More »

Thank you’s

By | December 30, 2015

This time of year seems to be a time of Thank You’s.  So I felt there is no better theme for my next set of classes as a thank you class.  I loved using new stamp sets from both the 2016 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.This Remarkable You stamp set isn’t a new, but it’s new to me and… Read More »

Sale-A-Bration is just days away!

By | December 27, 2015

New things are happening in January! New Occasions Catalog, New Sale-A-Bration Catalog and new Classes & Events.  Beginning on January 5, you can order from both the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs – both have great new products that you are going to fall in love with. Are you new to Sale-A-Bration???  SHOP:  For every $50 you spend… Read More »

Peace on Earth

By | December 3, 2015

Yesterday I was prepping for my last Christmas card class of the season and while I was cutting all the “peace” pieces out, the breaking news interrupted whatever I was half watching and alerted us to the shootings in California.  I found it a bit ironic that the card I was prepping for was the “Peace on Earth”… Read More »

Bingo Fun!

By | November 28, 2015

Last night we celebrated Black Friday with Black Friday Bingo.  We had a great time (and had lots of laughs)!  Everyone received a door prize of a package of brand new dimensionals (and who doesn’t need those) and munched on delicious biscotti.  We each made two fun Christmas cards from the “To You and Yours” Shaker Card Kit.  All… Read More »

A lovely Mint Macaron Combination

By | November 24, 2015

I have to admit when Mint Macaron was first introduced in June as a new In-Color, I wasn’t all that excited.  I prefer bold & brights colors and this seemed to be not quite a pastel and certainly not a bold. Today, I needed to make some thank you cards for an upcoming fair and started to play… Read More »