If you LOVE paper, then you’ll want to read this!

The Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ UP! is hands down the BEST paper you’ll ever buy! If you read my post yesterday, you know that I told you to come back today to see the new Holiday DSP. (If you didn’t, you can see that post here.)

Let me introduce you to the new Designer Series Paper – Holiday Edition!

And if that’s not enough to make you want to buy lots of paper, check out this promotion on our papers from our Annual Catalog:

To see the list of all the DSP included in this Buy 3 Get 1 Free sales, click here.

To order any of these papers, or any other item, from my online store, click here. If you are placing an online order and your order is less than $150, please add the Host Code MYVYJSQY when prompted. If your order is $!50 or more (before shipping & sales tax), do not add the host code but rather claim the host rewards for yourself. Thanks !

Did You SEE the new 2019 Holiday Catalog?

The 2019 Holiday Catalog by Stampin’ UP! goes live today!! Did You See it? Oh my, I started making my wish list by page number, not item number! You can view the catalog here:

2019 Stampin' UP! Holiday Cover
2019 Stampin’ UP! Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up! has made a number of videos showcasing several products and I want to share those with you today, in no particular order. Sit back and watch:

Is your wish list growing? Come back tomorrow to see some videos of the new Designer Series Paper! Oh my! Wait until you see the paper – you’ll be swooning!


If you would like to order from the catalog today, please CLICK HERE to start shopping.

If you are placing an online order with me, and your order is less than $150 (before shipping and tax), please use Host Code MYVYJSQY. If your order is $150 or greater, do NOT apply the Host Code but rather take the host rewards for yourself.

It’s Christmas Morning!!!!

Well, ok, it’s not really Christmas morning.  But it sure feels like it!  Today is the day that the 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog is live!  This catalog is chock full of holiday goodness.  I won’t make you wait any longer so here it is:

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Just click on the image and open up the catalog.

I”ll wait while you look thru the catalog and make your shopping list.  In fact, I’ll even give you a Holiday Shopping List!  Just click here:  Holiday Shopping List

Now you’ve made your list, and checked it twice, and you’re ready to place your order.  Click here to shop my online store. 

Don’t forget to add your Bonus Day coupon(s) that you earned in August.   Holiday Shopping List

So you’re good to go.  Now leave me a comment and let me know which products were your favorites.



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,


This is what I promised you….and a bonus!

If you read my blog regularly, then you’ll know that I had my first stamp class in a long while on Monday night.  It was SO GOOD to stamp you again!  I’ve missed it.  I’m glad to be back 🙂

Yesterday I shared one of the two projects we made in my Monday night class.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

This is the second project we made:  Milk CartonI’ve been seeing these little milk cartons a lot lately on my Pals Facebook Groups, and while I did not come up with the idea, or the measurements, to make this, I wanted to share it with my class.  Of course, we filled ours with candy!  What would Halloween, or a Stamp Class be without chocolate?

Milk Carton

The side view shows the fold that creates the milk carton look.

I made another one; just a tad taller, to perfectly fit the scene from the new Halloween Night Specialty DSP.

Mini Milk Carton Grey I love how the sentiments from Spooky Fun combine with the Halloween Night Enamel Dots to create the perfect little message panel.

The perfect way to close up these milk cartons is with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and the Coordinating Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  But as you can see, my cartons are conspicuously missing this Twine.  That’s because someone forgot to order it!!!  How can I be so foolish, you ask?  Well lets just say that sometimes the best lessons are learned from the mistakes we make.  So please learn from my mistake:  when you order a Product Suite, make sure you order everything in that suite; especially when the item is on your wish list!    You’re welcome!

I wrote up instructions on how to make these cute little boxes, along with a diagram, for the ladies who attended my class last night.  And I’ll share those instructions with anyone who orders from my online store and uses HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M (if your order totals $150 or greater, before tax & shipping – do not use the host code but redeem the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!)  This Host Code will expire at midnight on 9/14 so don’t wait!  Just email me to let me know you’ve placed your order and I’ll email the file to you!  Easy Peasy!

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as the ladies last night.  What a fun way to send in treats to your childrens’ or grandchildren’s class, or for your own co-workers.  You can even give out treats to all the kids in the neighborhood in these little boxes on Halloween night!  You can decorate the boxes for any occasion; maybe even a baby shower, just by changing up the color, paper pattern & sentiment.

When ordering, don’t forget to shop the newly stocked Clearance Rack and our weekly Special Offers to for great savings!  And please remember to use HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by what you saw here today.  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.  Now go create something fun!  Creative time is therapy 🙂

Happy Stampin’




What’s all the Fun About?

This past weekend, I finally got to play with some of new goodies from the holiday catalog!  It took me long enough, but I sure did have lots of fun!  What’s all the fun about?  Halloween Night – the new product suite from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  If you know me, you know how I love product coordination and all of the stamps and dies and accessories in this product suite play so well together!

First, I just had to play with my Halloween scenes Edgelit dies. This is what I made:

Halloween Scenes

Isn’t this so much fun?  I just love these dies.  And they pair so well with our new Foam Adhesive Strips (#141825).  They are strips of stampin’ dimensionals and I used them to prop up the fence layer to create that look of dimension between the fence and tree layer.

Notice the little bow?  It’s the new Kraft Rope Trim.  I love this because it so thick.  It is actually 3 strands braided together; I separated the 3 strands and used just one!

I had a class tonight and the ladies in my class really loved this set and making this card too!

We made another project too, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see that project!

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300In the meantime,  if you want to order any of the Halloween stamps and dies I used, click here to shop the new Holiday Catalog.

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!

Thanks for your support, and for shopping with me.   I apppreciate this so much.!

Happy Stampin’











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!


This is What Inspired Me

Yesterday I shared a photo of something that inspired me to make a cute little Frankenstein-styled card.  Today, I want to share another project with you.  This was made by one of Stampin’ UP!’s Artisan Design Team.  (You can see the original blog post here).WickedI just absolutely LOVE the color combination!  Tradition says we should pair Orange & Black for Halloween.  Maybe throwing in a splash of green or purple is in order, but no orange?  Just black & green?  YES, it works!  And works wonderfully.  Yes, I loved this so much I wanted to copy it for myself!  But I didn’t have the WICKED sentiment, or the Owl from the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set but that wasn’t going to stop me!  I did have the Spider Web Doilies and my trusty Owl Builder Punch, Basic Black & Cucumber Crush card stock and Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim Ribbon.  Here’s what I came up with:

hershey bar holder

I wanted to make something to hold a full size Hershey Bar.  So my Pillow Box Thinlits die would come to the rescue.  To make it work, I had to do some finagling.  (That’s a very technical term which means I alter it to fit what I needed!)  I actually cut a black pillow box part in half, spread the two pieces apart, and use the green piece to  ‘bridge the gap’ to create the length I needed.

My sister is just going to LOVE this when it arrives in her mailbox.  She loves Hershey bars and she enjoys getting little treats in the mail from me too.  But, shhh, don’t tell her it’s for her.  I want it to be a surprise!

Look for opportunities all around you to inspire you in your paper crafting projects.  Look for color combinations in clothing, patterns in home decor.  You’ll be surprised at what you’ll see when you look at things with a discerning eye.

Just look outside, all the beautiful fall colors are inspiring too.  What will you make?  I hope you make something absolutely inspiring!


Don’t forget to shop our Weekly Deals, they update every Tuesday.  And our Holiday Catalog is filled with Bundles to help save you money.  And beginning today until Nov. 9th, earn extra Stampin’ Rewards when you place a qualifying order of $300 or more.



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What Inspires You?

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unexpected places.  I often find things in daily life that remind me of a Stampin’ UP! color, or stamp set, or DSP pattern.  Sometimes it’s a project that just begs for you to recreate it, giving it your own touch, or tweeking it to use whatever stamps, papers, ribbons you have on hand.  This picture came to me in an email from Michaels, the craft store.  Frankie Door Wrap

When I saw this, my first thought was “I can make this into a card!”.  And I did.  Here’s my card version:

Frankie Card What do you think?  Can you guess how I made this?  It is so simple; I started with a Cucumber Crisp 4″ x 4″ card base.  I used scraps of black cardstock to cut strips for the eyebrows and scar.  I used the Owl Builder Punch to create the eyes.  And for the smile?  I used the Balloon Framelits!  It was the first ‘thing’ I saw when I looked at the door wrap in the advertisement above.

I made this with the ladies in my stamp club a few days ago and they loved it.  Quick, easy and super cute.  Who wouldn’t love to receive this card?   My mind is now thinking;  what if I made a Mini Treat Bag from our thinlits, or a baker’s box, or gift bag from Cucumber Crisp cardstock and decorated that?  So many possibilities.

I hope you go into your craft room right now and make YOUR version of  Frankie; whether on a card or a gift package.   Then leave me a comment and tell me what you made.

Stop back to see how I adapted a project that inspired me.

In the meantime, remember Saturday, Oct. 10th is the last day to order your Paper Pumpkin for October.  For every box ordered in October, Stampin’ Up! will donate $1 to BCRF and $2 for every NEW SUBSCRIBER!.  Click here to order yours today.

Remember, you can shop my store securely 24/7 by clicking here, or just click on any of the items below to add that item to your shopping cart.

I hope you found inspiration for your projects here today.

Happy Stampin’


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The Holiday Catalog is Here!

It’s finally here; the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog  is here!  Click on the catalog cover below to view the catalog.

20150901TH_HolidayMini_en-USStamp sets, papers, & framelits, oh my!   Where to start?

My advice:  bundles are always a great place to start, and to save.  Make a wish list, go thru the catalog again, add to wish list.  Go thru catalog a third time, prioritize wish list (I make an A, B, C wish list).

One of my favorite bundles is the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set and Delicate Ornaments Framelits die Bundle – Wood Mount # 140856 $48.25, or Clear Mount # 140857 $ 41.50 which I used to make this card:


You can begin ordering today right here.   You can view the catalog here, or on the sidebar.  Do you want a paper catalog to have in your hands?  If you are my customer, or would like to be, I’ll be happy to send you a catalog.  If you already have a relationship with a demonstrator, I respectfully ask that you request a catalog from him/her.

Is you wish list now bigger than your budget?  Do you want it all?  Consider using the starter kit to fill your wish list.  Choose $125 worth of merchandise for only $99 (and it ships free!) which is like a 30% discount.  And that’s just to start!  You’ll receive a 30% discount off your first order (within 45 days) and 20% off all products after that from now until Dec. 31st with no obligation to sell anything, host a party or anything else.  Just fill your personal wish list at a discount, get all the perks (like attending OnStage Live in November, a bi-monthly magazine filled with ideas & tips, our private Facebook chat groups, and more!)  Click here to get started.

Enjoy the new catalog!





Happy Halloween!

I promised a treat on Halloween and I plan to deliver!  One lucky blog reader will take home the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set, tonight!  But first, my most favorite card that I’ve made this Halloween season.

Stamp  Class Sept 2014Don’t you just love this?  It is made using the same brayered background technique we used for my Snowy Night card featured in the October Virtual Stamp Club.  (Which by the way, you can still join my Virtual Stamp Club if you’d like – just click on the link and sign up!)

I started with So Saffron cardstock, and punched a circle from a sticky note to cover up the ‘moon’.  I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry & Rich Razzleberry inks on my brayer to color the background and create the dark, spooky sky!  I removed the sticky note and it looks the moon is glowing against the dark sky.  This piece was then adhered to a Basic Black card base.  The homes were made using the Holiday Home stamp set and coordinating framelits die.  (Yes, another bundle and save!)  I used white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock to get a crisp look.  I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp on the bats, trees, & lamp posts onto my main layer.  The ghost was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and my paper snips made cutting out the ghost an easy task so I could tuck him behind the chimney.

Now, what you’ve been waiting for…..the winner!   Drumroll please!

#5 – Kim Jones!  Congratulations, Kim!  Please email me your address so I can get your stamp set out in the mail to you.

If you’d like to order any of the items used to make this card, I’m listing the items below.  Just click on the image to go right to my online store where you can order securely 24/7.  Your order will be shipped right to your home.

Again, congrats to our winner, Kim Jones!  Happy Halloween to all 🙂

Happy Stampin,



A treat for you

Want a cute and quick way to give someone a candy bar this Halloween?  This little treat holder is the answer.

treat holderIt’s adorable, right?  And it’s made with only a 6″ x 6″ piece of double sided paper.  That means you can get 4 of these out of one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP!  Just fold the paper in half, point to point, then fold the left point over to the right.  Fold the right point over, and finally end by bringing the top fold down.    It’s that simple.  You don’t even need to glue it if you don’t want to.  But I do recommend using your bone folder to get sharp creases at every fold.   Come back tomorrow and I’ll post a quick video showing you step by step exactly how to make these.

treat holder emptyI used the witches cauldron from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set to decorate this, but you could use almost any stamp, sentiment & paper combination for whatever occasion you wish.  A candy bar is always in season!  You could also put movie tickets inside.    treat holder close upFirst I stamped the witches cauldron in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used my stampin’ buddy and Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment onto the image I just stamped.  Wild Wasabi embossing powder makes the sentiment pop on the black ink.  A few Rhinestone jewels, colored with a sharpie marker, look like bubbles rising from the creepy potion being brewed!  My paper snips make it so easy to fussy-cut the cauldron.

135125GI’m giving away this stamp set;  all you have to do is leave me a comment and one lucky winner, randomly chosen, will be the winner!  Of course, the winner will have to get back in touch with me to give me their address so I can mail the stamp set to them.  I can only ship to the United States, so my apologies to my blog readers from Canada and beyond.

So, leave me a comment at the end of this post.   I’ll give my readers until 10 PM Friday night to leave me a comment to enter to win the stamp set giveaway.  A winner will be chosen and will have until Tues to claim their prize.  Good luck to all who enter!  I’ll post the video late Friday night or Saturday afternoon showing how to make these.

Thanks for stopping by,  see you soon.




Treats for your Trick-or-Treaters

I like to give special treats to those special trick or treaters in my life; whether they are in costume or not!  (Yes, I mean “my boys”, my co-workers and other family).  Of course, you could make a whole bunch of these to hand out to every trick or treater at your door if you really wanted to!

photo 2I used the Fry Box die and Basic Gray cardstock to make the box.  The image is from the “Merry Everything” stamp set.  I love the little dracula, and the little spider behind him.  This set has a coordinating punch, Note Tag Punch, which made cropping out the shape a snap.   Now, you know how I love the coordinating products.  But I love saving money just as much too!  And when these two products are bundled together, you save 15%!  Bonus!

Momento Tuxedo Black ink is my new favorite black ink.  It is crisp and dark, and doesn’t run when you color in it.  I stamped the image with that, then  I used my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to color in his little face.   Old Olive cardstock and the Modern Label punch made a little splash of color behind the image.

photo 3

I love how this fry box can be stuffed with candy.  And it holds a pretty decent amount of candy.  I’m also planning on making these for Thanksgiving to set at each place setting.  I may fill a clear bag with either candy corn , or cookies to put in the box.   This little box is so versatile;  I could see it filled with nail polish & lip stick for a little girl’s birthday party.  Or Legos or Matchbox cars for a little boy.  What will you put in yours?

Don’t forget, I’m giving away the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set on Halloween!  All you have to do is leave me a comment.   All comments received this week will be entered in to win.  I’ll pick a winner on Friday!

135125GAnd if you’d like to order any of the items I used to make the treat box above, you can click here to go to my store, or click on the picture below.