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The Holiday Catalog is here!

Oh my!  The 2017 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog is here and it couldn’t be more breath-taking!  Demonstrators were given a sneak peek into 3 different product suites over three days last week, and we finally got to view the catalog in full last week too!  Today is the day we get to place our pre-order!  If you want to share in this excitement, then order your Starter Kit ($99 – free shipping – filled with $125 worth of whatever product you want, even Holiday catalog merchandise!  Sweet, right?)

If you don’t want to order a Starter Kit, but want to see what’s in the Holiday Catalog, then pop some popcorn, sit back and hit “PLAY”.  I’ll be sharing videos from Stampin’ Up! with some product suites from the soon to be released catalog.  Then fill out your Wish List, and get ready for September 1st when you can order from this catalog.

Wow! Who needs Netflix? It’s like a Stampin’ Up! Marathon 🙂  After binge-watching Stampin’ UP!, who needs a Wish List? Me too! Fill out this Wish List here (click to download the PDF file), then return the Wish List to me.   I’ll contact the folks on your list and let them know what you want!  They’ll buy what you want, you’ll get what you want, and everyone’s happy!

If all this has you in the mood for Christmas, don’t forget that there are plenty of really nice stamps, papers, embossing folders, etc. in the Annual Catalog too that you can order right now.  Click here!

I can’t wait to share many of the items from the Holiday Catalog with you.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which product suite is your #1 fav! Thanks,


Last Minute Gift Giving!!

It’s not too late to get that perfect gift, and get it (and give it) in time!!!


Looking for that Perfect Gift?  Waited until the last minute?  Don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered!  A Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription is the answer!   Give the gift of creativity for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Simply purchase here and we’ll email you a printable gift card and a subscription code.

Happy holidays!

Check out the video below to see the December kit.

Don’t forget to treat yourself too!    We all deserve a little Creativity Break each month!  I look forward to my little red box in the mailbox each month, and I know you will too!

So now that you’re shopping is finished, I hope that you will enjoy the holidays! Kick back and relax with your family and friends and enjoy the lights, the Christmas music, maybe a sappy Christmas movie or whatever it is that makes you happy!

Sending Hugs for the Holidays,







It’s back!!!!

It’s back!!!

And I couldn’t be happier!  My blog has been knocked out service since Oct. 19th!!!  I’ve been (patiently) waiting for it to be restored.  And while I was able to have my blog restored, I did lose all of my October blog posts.  A small price to pay, as I was prepared with the possibility of losing everything and having to start all over.

It’s been a long time, and boy, do I have a lot to share with you!  For starters, look at this!nancy-with-catalogsI had a fabulous time at the OnStage Event in Secaucus, NJ last weekend where I got to get the new 2017 catalogs.  It was a fun-filled time spent with my downline, and other demo’s from the Northeast, gathered at the Meadowlands Convention Center.  I’ll share more about my trip to OnStage in a blog post later this week.

The highlight was the catalog reveal of the 2017 Occasions catalog (January 4 through May 31) and the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog (January 4 – March 31).  This is my favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! DemonstratorI get to see the catalogs BEFORE they are revealed, and order product from those catalogs!  If you want to enjoy this perk yourself, then join me in this incredible Stampin’ Up! journey!  For the cost of the starter kit, $99, you get all this and more!   Talk to me about getting your starter kit today.  You can join just for the perks, and stay for the discount, or drop without any obligation.

I’ve had the chance to play with one of the soon to be released stamp sets called   Cool Treats.   This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets.  It’s so fun and playful.  I’ve made my November birthday cards from this set, and it’s so much cheery; I can’t wait until the coordinating product suite gets delivered to me tomorrow.  (Why didn’t I choose Express Shipping?  The wait is so long!)pitk62081

Another stamp set is called “Nailed It”.  I won this stamp set during Prize Patrol, and I am so happy I did.  I made this card for my hubby as soon as I got home.  The sentiment was perfect, and since he’s a woodworker, the tools are perfect for him. saw you

Here’s me so happy I won this at Prize Patrol:

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You can see how happy I am.  I know you are sharing in my happiness, thank you.  So now I want to share something else that will make you happy too!

You can order your Stitched Shapes Framelits Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372) NOW!   This set of 12 (4 sizes each of Circles, Ovals & Squares) are destined to become your go-to shapes because the faux stitching around the edge of each shape will transform your ordinary shapes into extraordinary works of art!  saleCOMING SOON!  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale with up to 40% off on select items begins November 21.  This online super sale will run from November 21 to November 28.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends as well as boost and freshen your personal paper crafting stash!  This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with special product discounts only available that day!  Mark your calendars;  I’ll have more details for you soon 🙂

Thank you so much for sticking by me while I had this long spell of being ‘off the air’.   I appreciate your loyalty and friendship so much.    I hope something like this will never happen again.  Please like me on facebook so we can still keep in touch.

Happy Stampin’











The Deadline is Approaching

Stampin’ UP! offers several great kits in the new 2016 Holiday catalog.  I will be hosting a class around 3 of these kits in my classes; one each in Sept, Oct. & Nov.  Kits are a great resource for busy crafters, for crafters with limited space for supplies and limited budgets, or for those of us who struggle with constantly trying to come up with new ideas.

On Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM I’m holding a  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class.A The cost of the class is the cost of the kit; and I’ll supply the needed stamp set, and ink.  Tomorrow is the last day to order your kit and reserve your seat in my upcoming “Stitched with Cheer” card kit class.   Use the PayPal button to order, or go directly to my online store and USE HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M to order your kit, and optional stamp set, along with any other supplies you may want.

Want a sneak peek of the card before you commit?  Watch this video:

Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options

For a listing of other upcoming classes, please click here for a class schedule.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300To shop the new 2016 Holiday Catalog click here

specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naDon’t forget about our Special Sale either.  Click here to shop our Special Sale.

clearancerackBONUS:  Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack.  Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good.
If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  9QWR7K6M.  Thanks!  If you order is$150 or more (before tax and shipping) then don’t use the host code.  You will be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards.

Thanks for shopping with me.   I always appreciate your support so much!






What’s inside the Holiday Catalog?

Well, don’t just sit there!  OPEN THE CATALOG AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:


So, how long is your wish list?  Come on, tell the truth. It’s pretty long, isn’t it?  Yeah, mine is really long too!  Well, you can click here to go to my online store to order your ‘must-have’s right away’.   But wait, there’s more!

 UPDATE:  The Thoughtful Branches bundle, was available Aug 1-31 or until supplies run out.  Well, supplies haven’t run out yet, so Stampin’ Up! decided to continue to offer this past Aug. 31.  But once supplies run out, this will be gone for good.  I’d order it today if you want it.
Thoughtful Branches samples

Between September 1 and September 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog – the list of items on the Special Offers will change each week, and I’m excited to share the first week’s list.  Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order tomorrow.  ?  Click on the picture below to download the list of items included in this offer:


Want it all?  Why not join me in my Stampin’ UP! Journey?  It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  You can join for $99 – and choose $125 worth of products to fill your starter kit.  Whether you ever do anything again or not, you’ve gotten $25 of Stampin’ UP! for free!  But you’ll also be eligible to earn a discount on future orders, and you can be a wholesale customer; no selling required.  Ready?  Click here to join now or just to learn more.

Please tell me your favorite item in the new catalog.  Just leave me a comment and maybe, I’ll use that to make my next project!   See you soon.





Fall CLASS Schedule!

I know that many of you having been waiting for me to schedule more classes.  Well, your wait is over!!  I’ve been out of commission for most of the summer; but, I can’t wait to get back to stamping with you, again.  I miss you!! 🙂   Below you will find my Class Schedule for September, October, November & December.   And yes, I still have some dates available if anyone wants to host a party and earn free merchandise!  Email me to schedule a home party.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300The new Holiday Catalog is scheduled to be released on September 1st, and trust me, you are going to want everything in that catalog!!!  I’ll be showcasing many of those new holiday products in my upcoming classes.  There are several project kits, that are just to die for!   I have scheduled 3 classes featuring these kits.   Because the kit will be needed to participate in the class, those classes are by  registration only with a cut-off date to ensure timely delivery of the kits by the class date.   I will have the coordinating stamp set to use for the kit classes, but the stamp set is available if you want to purchase it for yourself.  For that reason, you will see a choice of two options when registering for kit classes.

So without any further adieu, here is the schedule:

Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM:  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class  (see video below)   DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 14th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options

Tuesday, Oct. 11th 6:30-8:45 PM – “Forever Evergreen” Home Decor Kit Class  (see video below)  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 28th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Forever Evergreen Kit Class Options

Monday, November 7th 6:30-8:45 PM“Tin of Tags” kit class (see video below).  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Oct.  26th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Tin of Tags Kit Class Options

Monday, September 12th:  6:30-8:45 PM  – Stampin’ Class – I plan on using new stamps and framelits to make Halloween cards!  Spooky fun!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Oct. 25th 6:30-8:45 PMStampin’ Class – fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas – who knows what project we’ll make but I’ll be listening to you for ideas!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class –  Christmas cards!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Dec. 13th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class – it’s not too late to make those last minute Christmas cards and gift packaging!  $12 includes all supplies

All Classes are held at Walden Pond Wellness Center 540 Gleason Dr., Moosic, PA.  Register to reserve your seat in a class 2 days before class, or as noted for Kit Classes.
Can’t make the class? Consider hosting a home party (if you are in the Scranton, PA area) or a Facebook live party and earn free products. Join us for the Kit Classes virtually! Order the kit class and stamp set with the video to help you along.














Festive Holidays

With the 90 degree temperatures and all the rain/flooding we’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks, it may be hard to think about the holidays, but the excitement for the Stampin’ UP! 2016 Holiday Catalog is building!  Today marks the day that demonstrators can pre-order from this yet to be released catalog!  September 1st is the release date of this catalog, but to get you thinking about and planning your holiday projects, Stampin’ UP! recorded these videos to give you a taste of what is to come:

WOW!!!    I know you are now planning your holiday projects!   To help  you along, I am planning to use several of the Kits above for classes.  Watch for more details with dates for the kit classes!

If you can’t wait, consider joining Stampin’ UP! now.  You’ll be able to fill your kit ($125 worth of products for only $99) with products from the new catalog.  Join now to get started!

Don’t forget to Redeem your Bonus coupon in August!  To start shopping, click here.

Happy Stampin!


Pals Blog Hop: Winter Wishes


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December; we are thankful you stopped by.  This month we are showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! products that should be on everyone’s wish list. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My project features the Holly Jolly Greetings  stamp set and a classic winter color combination of white with blues.

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The white is hard to photograph so that the picture does the project justice.  Let’s try another background:

IMG_6016Hard to see, but this card features 3 layers, yet it is made from just one sheet of cardstock!  I like to feature quick & easy cards this time of year.  I showed the gals at my first ever Sip & Stamp class the other night how easy it is to make this card.

First, I cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half to create the card base.  Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece which we ran thru the Big Shot with the Gently Falling embossing folder.  Lastly I cut another piece 3″ x 4-1/4″.  On this layer we stamped the background snow flakes with Lost Lagoon ink several times in the upper right corner.  On top of this we stamped the bold snowflake in Island Indigo ink.  We mixed and matched words to create whatever sentiments we wanted on the lower portion, again in Island Indigo ink.  IMG_6018

The finishing touches included tying a 3/8″ Lost Lagoon ribbon around the top  layer.  The top layer was adhered to the embossed layer using stampin’ dimensionals,  then glue that to the card base.  (The ribbon is retired but is available on our Clearance Rack – SCORE!)  We had our choice of Iced Rhinestones or Metal Rimmed Pearls to embellish the snowflake.

Did you notice that I used one of each on the two cards above?  Pay close attention and you’ll see that I even have two different sentiments, too!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  2. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space —YOU ARE HERE! —
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  9. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  14. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  15. Ronna Butt at
  16. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  17. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  18. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at

If you’d like to order any of the supplies used here to recreate this card yourself, click here to go to my online store.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know which embellishment you like best; the pearl or the rhinestone.


Winter Wonderland

One of the stamp sets that I am enjoying the most from the 2015 Holiday Catalog is Wonderland. (Stampin’ UP! posted a list of retiring items from the Holiday catalog and this will be retiring.  I strongly urge you to add this to your collection before it is gone.)   I guess the folks at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge knew that when they challenged us to use Blue, White & Texture to create a Christmas card.  winter wonderlandThe beautiful tree image, heat embossed in Pewter Embossing Powder, shines against the dark blue background.  This made me pull out some Midnight Muse cardstock from my retired paper stash!  I’m so glad I stocked up on this color before it was retired 🙂  A few snowflakes stamped in White Craft Ink fill in the night sky behind the trees.

The inside was the perfect place to add another sentiment: winter wonderland insideThis sentiment is from the Versatile Christmas stamp set, which is also slated for Retirement.

A touch of shine from the Silver Foil sheets adds the perfect mat layer to showcase the beauty of this card.  TIP:  To save as much of the foil sheet as possible, I cut a piece to 5″ x 3-3/4″ for my mat layer.  Since much of this layer would be covered by the image panel, I cut out a hole 1/2″ in from each edge so I could use the foil sheet that wouldn’t be seen.  The Stampin’ Trimmer makes this so easy to do.   This is what is looks like from the back:winter wonderland tip

To see my project on the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, and all the others, click here.

I hope you enjoy this project and will consider making it yourself.  Although I used retired colors from my stash, consider using Night of Navy Cardstock and Silver Embossing Powder to recreate this.

To see the list of RETIRING ITEMS – click here.

TH_Ecard_OnlineX_demo_11.23.15_ENGDon’t forget, the Online Extravaganza is still in full swing:  Click Here to shop the sale.

You can see the items needed to create this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you right to the page where you can add the item to your shopping cart.   Thanks for shopping with me and don’t forget to shop the sale.

Happy Stampin,



Not just for Rednecks!

I have to admit when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog, I did like the trees and especially the sentiments, but I wasn’t really digging the antlers.  Well, I finally caved, and ordered the set, because I thought that my son, who is a big Duck Dynasty fan, and self-proclaimed redneck, might like it.

Well, I found the cutest way to use the antlers!  I’m sure you’ll agree, these antlers are not for rednecks, but for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

IMG_5789Adorable, right?  I made this in my last class and the girls LOVED it!  It is so quick and simple to make too.  And the folks over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge decided this week to include a deer in your card, so I’ll be submitting this to their challenge too.

Whisper White paper cut to 2″ wide and 4-1/4″ long was shaped in the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  The Antlers from Wonderland are stamped with Soft Suede ink, as well as the To/From from Festival of Trees stamp set.  The eyes are punched from Early Espresso cardstock using the Owl Builder Punch.  The nose in this sample was punched with Real Red cardstock, but in my class, we used the larger dot from the Home For Christmas Enamel Dots.  A little white hi-light on the eyes using the Signo White marker and your done!  We added a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Real Red cardstock and tied them together with the 1/8″ Real Red Ribbon.  Easy Peasy!

I know you are going to want to make this yourself, but you’ll have to hurry.  Stampin’ Up! just released a Retiring Products List from the Holiday catalog and this stamp will be retiring 🙁

No worries, you can still get it now, but pretty soon it will be too late, and then you’ll just be sad that you missed out.  Now would be the time to snag this stamp set and stock up on the Enamel Dots and ribbon too!

So, shop the RETIRING PRODUCTS LIST, while you’re there, check out the WEEKLY DEALS and the CLEARANCE RACK for some great deals, too!

Check out my facebook page;  I’ve created a photo album of projects using the Wonderland Stamp set.  This set is so versatile and so much fun, that I’m having a hard time putting it down!  You’ll be inspired by the many projects you can make with this set.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space!

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