New Catalog is Here!

I have received boxes of the new catalog and they are ready to give out. If you would like one before our next class or workshop just let me know. And again this year I have created a sheet of monthly coupons for you.

AnnualCatalogBeing a Stampin' Up Demonstrator means we can preorder a few things. And so I did. I was so excited to get this box of some of the new stamp sets and products.


The new In Colors are great. Even better seeing them for real. I haven't decided yet which one is my favorite.

in color 2015 2017


The Birthday Continues ….

Here are a few more birthday cards from friends:

bdclindaStamped by Linda Sabourin

Love the way Linda coordinated the envelope flap with the patterened paper on the card by embossing it with dots. And look at how cute the butterfly closure is. The flap tucks right under the top of the butterfly.

Linda also made this note pad and lip balm holder that coordinated with her card.



bdcbettyStamaped by Betty Herring


bdckarenStamped by Karen Knox

This is the Painted Petals stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog. It's another stamp set that will be retiring.


bdc2Stamped by Donna Harold


CarolHStamped by Carol Hall

Happy Birthday to Me!

My birthday was last week and it seems as though I have been celebrated by family and friends for at least a week.  It's been fun and today I want to share some of the hand stamped cards I received.


Stamped by Grace Benjamin

I just purchased the bow punch and liked this card so much I made a slightly different version in class this week. The envelope liner framelits make it so easy to line your envelopes giving your card an extra pizzaz.  They come with three different sizes for different sized envelopes. 


Stamped by Pat Cook

This flower image is from the set Regarding Dahlias which is on the retirement list so it won't be around much longer.


Stamped by Terri Peabody

Terri used stamps that have already retired for this card. I always like those little bits of flowers and grasses.


Stamped by Mike White

These are some of the stamps that will be available June 2nd from the new 2015-2016 catalog. The flower and crosshatched background are from a stampset called You've Got This. I'm not sure if his wife Cheryl helped make this card or not. They both stamp. And Mike is quite the baker. He made the most delicious coconut cake and brought it to stamp class last night. Absolutely yummy!

cakeThere was toasted coconut to sprinkle on top of the cake and we only covered part of it just in case there were people there who didn't like coconut. I can't imagine that becaue I love it. He was so nice in asking me what was my favorite cake and then making it. Three layers of oconut bliss. Thanks so much Mike.

Stop back tomorrow when I will share some more birthday fun and cards.




Weekly Deals

These sale prices are good through Monday. You can order through my online store here. Remember to check out the clearance rack for more sales too. And there are just a few more days to get those things that are on the retirement list.



Make Someone’s Day – Send a Card

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With Mother's Day just over and my birthday coming up this week I have been getting some cards in the mail. I get excited when I find a card nestled in the box in between the bills and junk mail. I've always had a love affair with greeting cards so when I went to my first Stampin' Up party and actually made some cards I was hooked. If you would like to come to a party let me know. If you host a party you can earn some free products.

This is a recent card and one I sent today to a special couple getting married this coming weekend.

Wedding Card

And here is the inside:

Wedding Inside

The sentiments are heat embossed with silver embossing powder.


Get Paper Pumpkin for $5


What is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s Monthly Subscription kit.  For just $19.95 each month, your Paper Pumpkin kit will arrive with a great project for you to complete – fun, easy, awesome.  With each kit you get exclusive photopolymer stamps, one (or more) ink spots and all the supplies and instruction you need to create a fun project.  You even get a clear block in your first kit.  Paper Pumpkin is perfect for the person who doesn't have a lot of time, money or space. And there’s no commitment.  You can cancel at anytime with no penalty.

  • For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 (shipping included) for their first month! 
  • Go to and enter promo code 24HOURS.
  • Hurry—this offer expires at 8:50 PM.  Best time to join EVER!

For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 8:50 PM. After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 USD a month (shipping included).

Check out this video that showcases the May Paper Pumpkin kit that you can get for just $5. It also includes some fun alternate ideas for using the kit contents.

And here are some of the past Paper Pumpkin kits:

Word Bubble Fun

Two of my favorites retiring in just a few weeks are the Word Bubble Framelits and the coordinating stamp set Just Sayin'.

word bubbleJust Sayin'







For today's card I did not use this stamp set but did use the Word Bubble Framelits. They can be used with any words or sentiment that fits into the space which makes them very versatile. This card wasI CASED (Copy And Share Everything) from Dawn Olchefske. Her blog is DO Stamping. My only change was the paper I used.

word bubble Party On

The stamp set used here was in a recent Paper Pumpkin Kit. The cardstock is Coastal Cabana, one of the retiring In Colors. While that color is sold out, the stamp set Just Sayin' (above) and the Word Bubble Framelit Dies are still available. Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until May 26th. Accessories are only available while supply lasts but as of this morning the Framelits have not sold out. And the great news is they are 50% off. What a great deal. So how did I do this? Stamp the sentiment and then run through the Big Shot with the Framelit in place. DO NOT pop out the cardstock yet. Use a thin line marker to draw around the inside edge of the Framelit. Then just pop out the piece of cardstock and you have a nice black edged sentiment in a bubble. Cut out another piece of cardstock in the coordinating color and mat the left side.

You can see the retirement list and place orders through my online store. Just click below.


New In Colors Sneak Peek

Here is a Sneak Peek at the new Stampin' Up! In Colors that will be in the new catalog that comes out very soon. While I love all of them, I'm very excited to see a new neutral color (Tip Top Taupe). If you look closely you will also see a new butterfly stamp which coordinates with the popular butterfly thinlits dies as well as new lacy ribbon and embellishmenst in the center of the butterfly.  I have always imagined a group of employees sitting around a conference table charged with the task of naming the Stampin' Up colors. These new color names sound good enough to eat.


in colors

Retirement List – Many Items Discounted Up to 50%

The retiring products list and discounts begin TODAY and is only available through June 2, 2015 (while supplies last).


STAMPIN’ UP! is offering discounts on many of the retiring stamp sets, punches, dies, ribbon, paper and much more!  Some items are discounted as much as 50%!

  • Stamps will be available for purchase through May 26.
  • Accessories (punches, paper, dies, etc.) are available for purchase while supplies last and can sell out quickly.
  • An “X” in the far right column of the list means the item has sold out!


The best way to order if you want products that are retiring is to go to my online store here and put your order in as soon as possible because some items will sell out quickly.

Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing their Favorite 2015 Retiring Products.


While there are hundreds of products retiring, here are some of my favorites.

Stamps: (I was going to list 10 sets but can't get it down there are so many that are favorites)

  • Yipee-Skipee, p. 12
  • Label Love, p. 14
  • Four You, p. 19
  • Tape It, p. 37
  • Postage Due, p. 39
  • Itty Bitty Banners, P. 79
  • Just Sayin', p. 109
  • Love & Sympathy, p. 122
  • Blue Ribbon, p. 136
  • Mixed Bunch, p. 151
  • Truly Grateful, p. 152
  • Mosaic Madness, p. 163
  • For the BIrds, p. 168
  • Dictionary Background, p. 175


  • Blossom Punch, p. 219
  • Atrisan Label Punch, p. 220
  • Modern Label Punch, p. 220 (my most used punch – couldn't stamp without it)
  • Scallo Edge Border Punch, p. 222
  • Mosaic Punch, p. 222
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, p. 226 (could't do without this either)
  • Beautfully Baroque Embossing Folder, p. 226
  • Word Bubble Framelits, p. 230 (coordinates with Just Sayin' stamp set )
  • Labels Collection Framelits, p. 231
  • Top Note BIgz Die, p. 232

And don't forget the Weekly Deals with new items added today and on sale for one week only. You can see those items here.


Butterfly Thinlit Dies Now Available!

lligatorDoin' the happy dance!  The Butterfly Thinlit dies are finally available for order again and I know there are many of you who have wanted them and have been patiently been waiting to be able to get them. And Stampin' Up has sweetened the deal with a special offer to thank us for having patience as we waited during the shipping delays and hold ups which prevented them from being available during Sale-a-Bration and during the week of free shipping. Read on ….

butterfly thinlits

From today through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles ( Thinlits and Stamp Set shown below) at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (item 138633)
Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (item 138634)
Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 138635)


This card was one of my Easter cards which I totally CASED from the very talented demonstrator Mary Brown. You can see her card and tips here.

Easter ButterflyNot only does this card use the Butterfly Thinlit but it also uses a piece of the Sale-a-Bration Irrestibly Yours DSP which we sponged with Daffodil Delight Ink. The white embossed leaves on the paper resist the ink and pop when you sponge ink on the paper. It was one of my very favorite Sale-a-Bration items. And now you can get it free if you order the Butterfly Bundle.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gray

Paper: White. Daffodil Delight, Irrestibly Yours DSP, Vellum

Misc: Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sponge