Archive | April 2014

Weekly Deals April 29-May 5 & New Items on Clearance Rack

Yes, there are new Weekly Deals and more items on the Clearance Rack but…before I get to those I want to show you the NEW 2014-2015 Catalog.  Yesterday three of my fellow demonstrators and I drove to Long Beach, CA for the live Red Carpet Premiere of the new catalog.  What a wonderful event…fun, informative and exciting!  We got to see many of the new items in the catalog and even got quite a few gifts of new products.  I will share samples using some of those in future blog posts.

2014-2015 Catalog

Do you see some NEW items?  This is an awesome catalog and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Here are this week’s deals:

Weekly Deals April 29 - May 5

Also…be sure to check out the Clearance Rack since many items from the Holiday Catalog were added.  Just click here.

If you see something you want on the Weekly Deals or Clearance Rack just place your order on line on my site.

Happy Stamping!


Pals Paper Arts 201

PPA 201.1


PPA 201 Sketch

Here’s the matching envelope:

PPA 201.2

I used several retiring items:  Field Flowers SS,  En Francais SS, Midnight Muse cardstock and ink, Gumball Green ink and Scallop Trim Border.

Remember…today is the LAST day to get FREE shipping!  Place your order ASAP!

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Here are  the products I used to make this card:

Happy Stamping!

Saying “Goodbye” to Retiring Products


Dates: April 21-June 4, 2014 (all items available while supplies last)

We’re saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now’s a great chance to get your favorite  retiring products before they’re gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING from April 21-25.

Retiring Lists

  • Retiring Stamps (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available April 21-June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

Don’t forget…you get FREE shipping April 21 – 25 on ALL items ordered with Standard Shipping!

Free Shipping

You can order on-line through my website (click here) or order from me directly.

Happy Stamping and Happy Shopping!



Fantastic News!

Free Shipping

Can you believe this!  Stampin’ Up! is really ahead of the game in all respects.

Here is a run down of what is happening:

Monday, April 21 – release of retired products list and they go on sale for as long as supplies last

Monday, April 21 – demos can order Project Life!  Now don’t fret…if you have been on the fence about purchasing the Starter Kit…now is the time.  Not only will you get to order the new Project Life items early but also get FREE shipping on top of it.  Just give me a call or visit my website

Monday through Friday, April 21 to 25 – FREE SHIPPING on all purchases!  Yes, even the retired items.  (Note this offer excludes expedited shipping)

Thursday, May 1 – Project Life products available for customer purchase

So…get ready to check my blog on Monday, April 21st!

Happy Stamping…and Scrapbooking!

Pals Paper Arts Challenge #200

This is the Pals Paper Arts 200th Challenge!  Here is the design we used:

PPA 200 SketchHere is my creation using the design:

PPA 200

I love the Modern Medley DSP and one of my favorite colors is Cherry Cobbler.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Hope you like this card and check out the other super designs at

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Happy Stamping!


Easy Holder for Stampin’ Write Markers

I found an awesome, quick and easy way to store my markers rather than in a plastic pencil case from school!  Thanks to fellow demo Sam Donald (Pootles) in the UK.  She came up with this ingenious way of using our cardstock and DSP to hold our markers.  Some of us bought the markers in individual sets so we didn’t get the carrying case.  😦  Check this out:

Marker Caddy4

Marker Caddy3

This was my first attempt but I did make another for a friend.  Notice that the top layer is set back about an inch so it is easier to view the two layers of markers.  It’s very sturdy.

Reminder:  Always store your pens horizontally so the ink will flow evenly to both ends.  Also…you can refill your pens with our Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.

Rather than go through the directions just click here and you will be able to view Pootles video.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!

Huge News!

WOW…Stampin’ Up! does it again! Header_ProjectLife_April1514_ENG This is really exciting news!  I’m sure you have noticed that the scrapbooking industry has changed quite a bit in the past few years.  Many local scrapbook stores have closed their doors and the rise in digital scrapbooking has changed the way we view memory keeping. Becky Higgins has changed scrapbooking to fit into our lives with Project Life.  It’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.  In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them. Sneek Peek Project Sneek Peek Project Life Becky has partnered with Stampin’ Up! to bring this wonderful scrapbooking format to us in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. Be sure to mark your calendars for May 1st when you will be able to order Project Life by Stampin, Up!

Click here for a video about Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

On top of all this great news we also have our Weekly Deals:

Weekly Deals April 15-21, 2014





So Very Grateful Easter

Today I have another Easter card we made at our last class.  The participants enjoyed using the Stampin’ Markers so I think I’ll be using them more often. Enjoy!

So Very Grateful Easter

At first I tried just stamping the corners with the Pistachio Pudding but then stamped all over and I really like this background.  I used Pistachio Pudding ink on Pistachio Pudding Paper. Just click on any of  the Stampin’ Up! products I used for details:

Doily and Eggplant Easter

Here is one of the Easter cards we made in our last class.  Each person got a bit creative with the placement of the flowers and even some colors.   That is what I love about getting a group together to make cards…the creativity comes out.

Doily Easter