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Do More of What Makes You Happy

By | August 19, 2015

What makes you happy? I love this card because it truly is “the little things” that matter.  I saw this design on Pinterest (Pinterest makes me happy) and I made a few little changes.  I can’t always reproduce a card exactly as I see it, but I can use the supplies that I have and create a similar… Read More »

Save with MA tax-free weekend

By | August 15, 2015

For the last few years, Massachusetts has created a new holiday and it is upon us once again.  If you live in Massachusetts, you can shop tax-free all weekend.  Whoo Hoo!  To add to the excitement of this holiday, I will mail you a package of complimentary dimensionals when you place your tax-free order.  Just click on Shop… Read More »

Save 50% on Paper Pumpkin!

By | July 25, 2015

Stampin’ Up! has done it again…..the 50% off Paper Pumpkin sale was so successful this Spring that they are offering it again.  Don’t miss out!  All you need to do is subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and your first two months are half off the regular price of $19.95.  Be sure to enter the promo code HALFOFF when signing up.… Read More »

Watermelon Wonder

By | June 24, 2015

It’s officially Summertime.  Finally!  After the winter (and all the endless snow) we had this year, Summer couldn’t come soon enough.  I love the smell of fresh picked basil, the sandal tan on my feet, blue hydrangeas growing in the yard, ice cream for dinner and watermelon at cookouts.  Speaking of watermelon, I found this cute watermelon card on… Read More »

The Comment Section Now Works!

By | June 17, 2015

I have to admit that I have been a little frustrated lately.  Each time I visit this/my site, I see “0 Comments” under my headline.  Day after day after day.  I sometimes wonder if anyone is ever visiting besides me.  Well, the other day I decided to comment on my own post to turn that zero into a… Read More »

Do What You Love and Love What You Do

By | June 16, 2015

Have you heard that saying before?  It’s the “Life is Good” motto.  I try to incorporate it into my life whenever I can.  Too many times we are rushing around just getting things done (food shopping, cleaning, chauffeuring the kids, etc.).  But it’s really important that we include fun things in our days too – even if it’s… Read More »

Summer Fest

By | June 14, 2015

Yesterday our town held it’s first (and I hope annual) Summer Fest.  We were blessed with warm & sunny weather (despite the early predictions of thunder storms).  It seemed as if everyone from our town and surrounding towns were there – and they were all HAPPY.  I didn’t hear any crying babies, no whining toddlers, no grumpy teenagers… Read More »


By | June 11, 2015

Welcome back!  Last week I showcased some cards with the new You’ve Got this stamp set and I mentioned I would share some photos of the beautiful peonies growing in my yard.  I can’t believe how tall they are – next year I need a taller frame to keep them from falling over. You can even see a… Read More »

Coordination is Key!

By | June 9, 2015

This weekend I hosted my Catalog Kick-off Party which was great – thank you to everyone who came!  We created with the new colors and products, did a little shopping and eating, and everyone had a great time and went home with a party favor and cards/projects that they made.  Turns out, three of them showed up (unknowingly)… Read More »

Personalized Birthday Card

By | June 5, 2015

Today is my niece’s 7th birthday and I had fun playing with new products to make her a special, personalized card.  I used the pedestal from the Build a Birthday stamp set in pool party ink, a polka-dotted layer with the Cherry On Top Washi Tape, her name with the Layered Letters Alphabet in the new Watermelon Wonder… Read More »

You’ve Got This!

By | June 3, 2015

The sun came out this afternoon, so I just snuck outside with my camera and cards to take some photos before the clouds came back out.  We desperately needed the rain, so no complaints here.  My flowers and veggies look much happier today than they did a few days ago. “You’ve Got This” is a new stamp set that… Read More »

The New Catalog is Live!

By | June 2, 2015

Whoo Hoo!  Get your wish lists ready, mark those pages and start prioritizing.  So many great new products will be begging to live in your creative space.  New colors, new stamp sets, new punches, new big shot dies, new ribbons, new kits, new adhesive, new Project Life cards, new punch boards……. I’ve been playing in my art room… Read More »

New In-Colors beginning on June 3

By | May 29, 2015

Are you ready to fall in love with some new In Colors? Some of them even sound delicious: Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. Do you just love the new Dotted Lace Trim? These 5 new In Colors, their accessories and a whole lot more in the new catalog will be available… Read More »

Save 50% off Two Months of Paper Pumpkin

By | May 12, 2015

Stampin’ Up! is at it again with great savings!  Save 50% off your first two months of Paper Pumpkin as a new subscriber (regular price of $19.95/month).  There are so many reasons why you should sign up for Paper Pumpkin:  a fully designed kit each month, exclusive stamps, excitement for each new project and having fun putting your… Read More »

May Paper Pumpkin Kit for only $5

By | May 8, 2015

Calling all new subscribers – what a deal!!!!!!  The May Paper Pumpkin kit for only $5! This sale is for new subscribers only – if you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in the next 24 hours (until 8:50 pm eastern time on Saturday) you will get the May kit for only $5 – this includes shipping and the clear block… Read More »

The Retirement List is NOW Available

By | April 21, 2015

Today is a big day for us in the stamping world.  Stampin’ Up! just released their retirement list.  Time to take stock, see what’s still on our wish lists and compare that list to the retirement list.  There is a huge inventory of retiring stamp sets, punches, dies, ribbon, pretty paper and much more! Stampin’ Up! will keep… Read More »

The Butterflies have Landed!

By | April 18, 2015

Your patience has been noticed, appreciated and now is being rewarded.  The Butterfly bundle (Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Butterflies Thinlits) are now at the Stampin’ Up! warehouse waiting for you to welcome them into your home.  Keep in mind that everyone has been waiting, so you want to act fast and order today. As a thank… Read More »

Upcoming Classes & Events

By | April 9, 2015

Birthday Bash Birthday Card Class – Friday, April 17 at 10 am and 7 pm.  $20 for 6 cards using the Balloon Bash photopolymer stamp set.  RSVP by April 15. Mother’s Day – Make 6 cards for all the special women in your life.  Friday, May 1 at 10 am and 7 pm.  $20. Even if you don’t need a Mother’s… Read More »