Sunday, December 10, 2017


Howdy Stampers!
Yippeeeeeee!  Stampin' Up! is giving us an early Christmas surprise!!  They are giving FREE SHIPPING for 24 hours on December 11th!! I am SO excited and know will be too!

This FREE shipping starts at 12:01am Mountain Time tonight (technically tomorrow :-)
That means FREE shipping starts at 1:01am CENTRAL TIME - where we are in Victoria, Texas.

Grab your catalog and your Wish List and start planning for the BONUS FREE SHIPPING 24 HOUR gift from Stampin' Up!  Just click on the icon of the Holiday or Annual catalog in the right column to SHOP during the SALE hours.

Gotta run and go get MY catalog!! WooHoo!!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Stamparatus Reservation coming this week.

Hello Stampers! 
Did you get your Stamparatus reserved during the first reservation window?  No?? Me either!! The first window closed only15 minutes after opening.  This has given Stampin' Up! very important information, precisely that we paper crafters are very excited about this new tool.  So, when this second window opens at 3pm CST, it will stay open until December 30th, no matter if they get 100 or 100,000 reservations.  Because of this "no limit" reservation time, there will NOT be a third window. 
 There will be some changes to the shipping plan. Here are the details.   Please note that you will have to enter your credit card information however, your card will NOT be charged until the item SHIPS. 

Please note the following changes per Stampin' Up!: 
  • Beginning March 19th, Stampin' Up! will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first ordered, first shipped) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • In order to accommodate demand, limits have changed as follows: one reservation per customer and one per demonstrator.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.
I hope you set your watch or phone to remind you when to reserve/order this impressive tool. 

CLICK HERE for step by step instructions for the reservation process. 

Let me know if I can be of assistance. 

Friday, December 1, 2017


Hello Stampers!
Can you BELIEVE it?!?!?  December FIRST already!! We turn the final page of the 2017 calendar today and are 24 days away from Christmas!! The really great news about today: As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I am able to "pre-order" from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and...earn Sale-a-Bration items too!  Mercy me!! That is like Christmas is starting TODAY!

If you would like to be in the privileged group of demonstrators and get:
1. A continuous discount
2. Get to pre-order products before the catalog goes live
3. Get a demonstrator only magazine with lots of great creative ideas
4. Get to go to Stampin' Up! Events
5. And, get to come to a monthly meeting with my fabulous team...
Sign up with me to be a demonstrator. It is only $99 AND, you can purchase $125 of product for that fee. (You can even get SALE items from this sale and the clearance rack!!)

Email me TODAY at 

 Let me show you a couple Christmas cards that I have made with retiring stamp sets and dies:

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Merry Patterns Merry Christmas

Hello Stampers!
Christmas is rapidly approaching. I want to share a card we are making in this month's Stamp-a-Stack.  I used the Merry Patterns October promotion hostess set that one can earn for orders/parties that reach $300.

Here are the card details:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Merry Patterns (144973-polymer), Playful Backgrounds (141920-polyer)
  • PAPER – Cherry Cobbler (119685), Whisper White (100730), Tranquil Tide (144246)
  • INK – Cherry Cobbler (126966), Tranquil Tide (144085), Old Olive (126953), Daffodil Delight (126944), Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Clear block D (118485), Embossing buddy (103083), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053),  Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) or Snail (104332)
Cutting & Scoring:  
  • Cherry Cobbler - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”, and  2 1/8” x 3 5/8
  • Tranquil Tide – 2 3/8” x 3 7/8
  • Whisper White – 2” x 3 ½” and scrap


  • Use Memento Black to stamp the candles in the center of the Whisper White cardstock. Stamp the candle filler stamps in Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide as shown. Stamp the ‘flames’ in Daffodil Delight.
  • Stamp the candles onto the WW scrap (or a post it note) to make a mask by cutting it out and gently adhering it over the stamped candles.
  • Stamp the pine boughs over the masked candles in Old Olive and Tranquil Tide.  Remove mask.
  • Adhere stamped image onto Cherry Cobbler and then Tranquil Tide cardstock.  Set aside.
  • Rub embossing buddy over the lower half of the card front. Stamp the Sentiment in Versamark then dust with Gold Embossing Powder, tapping off the excess. Heat with heat tool until shiny.
  • Stamp the upper left and lower right corners of the card front with the Playful Backgrounds stamp using Cherry Cobbler.
  • Center and glue down the focal piece. As an alternative, one could use dimensionals. 
Icons to order supplies needed to recreate this card.  Would love to hear what you think...

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Painted Harvest

Hello Stampers!
Thank you for joining us for this blog hop! Didn't you just love what Carol shared?!?
This is my quick and easy card using the Painted Harvest suite and four punches. Using the punches only is what makes this card so fast to prepare. I hope you like it and will be inspired to purchase this set (and the punches) if you don't already have them...

I am so often in need of a Thank You card.  And, who would not LOVE to get a thank you note for showing kindness towards me (or you)? 

Below are the detailed Instructions:

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
  • STAMPS – Painted Harvest (144783-polymer, 146021-bundle)
  • PAPER – Peekaboo Peach (141417), Early Espresso (119686), Gold Foil Paper (132622), Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP)(144613)
  • INK – Early Espresso (126974)
  • OTHER  - Starburst Punch (143717), 2 ¼” Circle Punch (143720), 2” Circle Punch (133782), Leaf Punch (144613),  Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Cutting & Scoring:  
  • Peekaboo Peach - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”, scrap to punch
  • Early Espresso – 5  x 3 ¾”, scrap to punch
  • Gold Foil – 2 ½” x 4”
Designer Paper – ¾” x  5”, 1 ½” x 7”      

  • Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso on the scrap of Peekabo Peach and punch out with 2” circle punch. Punch the Starburst from Early Espresso scrap. (or from the center of the Early Espresso panel) Punch a 2 ¼” circle from the Gold Foil. Layer these and adhere together.  
  • Using the Leaf Punch, punch 2 Gold Foil and 4 DSP leaves. Adhere to the back of the gold layered circle as shown. Add dimensionals and set aside.  
  • Adhere the ¾” strip of DSP to the left side of the Early Espresso panel, approximately  3/8” from left edge. Then adhere this panel to the card front.
  • Adhere the focal point to the center of the card front as shown. (Be sure if you punched the Starburst from the Espresso panel that it is completely covered)
  • Finish inside of card as desired. 

In case you did not notice, the two patterns of Painted Autumn DSP are front and back of the same sheet.  (TIP): If you are cutting for multiple cards, cut the 1 1/2" x 7" strip the whole 12" length of the DSP. Cut that strip at 7" leaving 5" strip.  Cut this in half at 3/4" and you have (2) 3/4" x 5" strips to use on card fronts thus getting the most out of your DSP. 

I hope you will be inspired by our blog this month. In case you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your sales.  To order, click on the image of what you would like to order.