Weekly Deals & Clearance Sale

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Stampin' Up has added a few extras to the Weekly Deals and increased the % off. There are some great buys here.


And yesterday they added all new itmes to the clearance rack which you can see in my online store here. I had never purchased the Textured Boutique Embossing Machine but with it now half off decided I just had to have it. It is only for embossing – no die cutting. But it is much easier to move around, smaller than the Big Shot. A great deal at $14.99. You'll find many other great products so be sure to check them out.



Retired Stamp Sale

I have updated my list of retired stamp sets for sale. Just click on the link above to see the list. Some sets are new, some used very little. While I would love to be albe to keep all of my stamps, I just don't have the room so I am offering them to you at greatly reduced prices.

Here are just a few of them:

apotho. art

Apothoocary Art


googly ghouls

Googly Ghouls


snow day

Snow Day


This Day forward.jpbThis Day Forward

I will be happy to forward photos of any sets you may be interested in.

Have a wonderful weekend,


Tuesday Weekly Deals

It's Tuesday and that means a new set of specials from Stampin' Up. I am going to be placing an order on Thursday evening so let me know if there is anything you want.


I love the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit Die. This is one of them I made along with a little card to slip inside the bag. It's the perfect size for a gift card or a treat or just to write a note and stick it inside. The layout for this project came from my upline, Catherine Harwood. They are so much fun to make and you get so many extra dies along with the die for the bag. And it's a super savings. Regularly $40 now just $30.

Thinlit bag


Happy Father’s Day

Just a quick post today wishing a Happy Father's Day to all Dads. My dad has been gone 4 years now and I miss him every day.  When I was young he called me Princess. And he made me feel like one too. He was such a good, kind, and loving man. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in church and community theater.  I was fortunate that he and my mother moved to Florida and lived just down the street from me for the last 14 years of his life. Everytime I went over there, which was often since we were 3 houses apart, he always told me he was so happy to see me. He blessed my life in so many ways. Miss you, Dad.

PicMonkey Collage

Open House Photos

Yesterday was my annual new catalog Open House and retired product sale. So many of my regular stampers go North for the summer and can you blame them, it's over 90 degrees here today. And very humid! So I was happy to have about twenty people come. I love doing this event and try to go with some kind of theme. Since my Make and Take card was using the stamp set Sprinkles of Life I went with a coordinating theme. I made cupcakes and put a stamped pick in each one. Of course the cupcakes has sprinkles on them. The picks were the frosting stamped image with a little stamped sentiment. You can see below. I also coataed pretzel sticks with candy melts and sprinkles. And we had some fruit kabobs and popcorn. My good friends Cheryl and Mike White brought some layered dip and chips to celebrate Flag Day. It was super yummy.

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I usually just have bottled water to drink but even a bottle of water can be festive, right? The DSP from the new Color Collection Paper Stacks was perfect to tie in with the theme. I even found polka dot straws.

water bottles

Everyone who comes to Open House gets a goodie bag. I use old cards or card fronts from convention swaps to decorate the bags and each bag had some treats plus one Stampin' Up product inside.


Here are some of the treats:



There was door prize drawings, new products on display and two Make and Takes. This card was cased from one I saw on Patty Bennett's blog. I just did my card on colored cardstock and Patty's was on white and I added some glitter to my ice cream. You can see Patty's blog here. I loved her tip of using a blender pen to go over the stamped cone image. It picks up just enough color from the image to add some lighter color to the cone.

ice cream cone

My only regret is that I didn't take any photos during the Open House. There was just a lot going on and I was busy and didn't think about it until after everyone was gone.  I will be updating my retired stamp list soon and will let you know when it's posted.

Thanks to all who came and to those of you who ordered and/or bought retired items. I love what I do and love my Stampin' Up friends.


This Weeks Deals!

Here are the newest deals good only through next Monday.


I'm busy, busy getting ready for my Open House/New Catalog Kickoff which will be Sunday, June 14th anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. There will be retired stamps and accessories for sale at very reduced prices. In addition, there will be a couple of make and takes, some grab bags with surprises, snacks and lots of fun.




Product Shares

With any new catalog there are so many things to want and if you're like me you just can't get it all. So Product Shares is a great way to get a little of a lot of different things for a fraction of the cost. I have alwasys done ribbon shares with each new catalog and this year I am also going to do paper shares. Here's how it works: you have to reserve your share as there will be limited number of shares available. You can do this via email. Once I have the product ordered in and divided you will get your share. It takes about two weeks.

Ribbon Shares

  dotted laceNew 1" Dotted Lace Trim RIBBON SHARE: $7.00 – 5 yards total ribbon

    This share includes approx 1 yard each of the FIVE 2015-2017 In Color Collection:
    Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder



c.cake ribbon

  3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon  2 yds each of 5 colors  –   $10.50  
     Black, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, White





ribbon   1/4" Cotton RIBBON SHARE: $17.00  – 24 yards total ribbon

  This share includes approx 2 yards of each 1/4" Cotton Ribbon in 12 colors:

 Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo,                         Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White 


satin ribbonSahara SAND LACE TRIM

Satin and Lace Trim RIBBON SHARE: $8.00 - 9 yards total ribbon

This share includes 1 yd Sahara Sand Lace Trim & 2 yds each 5/8" Satin            Ribbon in 4 colors:

    Gold, Silver, Very Vanilla and Whisper White



striped cotton ribbon

NEW 5/8" Striped Cotton RIBBON SHARE: $8.00 

This share includes approx 2 yards each of the FIVE 2014-2-16 In Color Collection:
       Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist





Paper Shares – All Paper cut to 6" x 6"


3) Designer Series Paper Stack – 36 sheets   $7  
     So Wild, Pretty Petals, and Cherry on Top


NEW Designer Paper Share:   54 sheets of paper – $15

    (8) Designer Series Paper – 48 sheets
    (1) Specialty DSP Paper  – 6 sheets (3 white, 3 color)  


NEW Color Collection Paper Stack Share: 100 sheets –  $17.00
    (2) In Color Background DSP stacks – 20 sheets      
    (4) Color Collections DSP stacks – 80 sheets

Remember there are limited shares available so reserve yours early. Just sent me an email.   

Hugs and have a Blessed Sunday,








Favorite NEW Accessories

Just like new stamps, it's so hard to pick out 10 favorite accessories. I won't include any of the Designer Series Papers in this list because I love them all and to include them would take up my whole list. I did have the opportunity to see them yesterday and they are so beautiful. Some of the best DSP ever!

Thick White CS

Thick White Cardstock – Perfect for card bases – page 149


Envelope PaperEnvelope Paper – Thinner than DSP – comes in Neutrals and In Color Assortments – page 149


Gift Bag Punch BoardGIft Bag Punch Board – page 150


Brick wallBrick Wall Embossing Folder – page 174


Tree BuilderTree Builder Punch – page 167


Triple Banner PunchBanner Triple Punch – page 165 – Cuts fish tail banners in 1", 1-1/2" & 2" Width


Blossom AccentsBlossom Accents – page 160 – Tiny Resin Flowers in the new In Colors


White AccentsWhite Perfect Accents – page 161 – Can color with Alcohol Markers or any Permanent Marker


BOld ButterflyBold Butterfly Framelits – page 172


Leaflets FramelitsLeaflets Framelits – page 172


And just to throw one more in … It's not really an accessory but is absolutely a new favorite so I can't leave it out:

Tin of Cards

Tin of Cards Project Kit – page 152 – Be looking for an upcoming class with this kit.




My Favorite NEW Stamp Sets

It's so hard to narrow my list of favorites but here are my top 10 new stamp sets:

Endless Thanks

Endless Thanks – Photopolymer – page 14


World of ThanksA World of Thanks – Background Stamp – page 15


Thank you

Me = Grateful – page 17


over the rainbowOver The Rainbow – Photopolymer – page 21


No Bones About ItNo Bones About It – Photopolymer – Two Step Stamping – page 43


You're So SweetYou're So Sweet – page 57 – Coordinates with Mini Treat Bag Thinlits


Watercolor WingsWatercolor Wings – Photopolymer – page 75 – Coordinates with Bold Butterfly Framelits & Butterfly Thinlits – Bundle Available


Vintage LeavesVintage Leaves – Photopolymer – page 88 – Coordinates with Leaflets Framelits – Bundle Available


Sprinkles of LifeSprinkles of Life -Photopolymer – page 189 – Ronald McDonald Stamp Set – Coordinates withTree Builder Punch


 Awesomely ArtisticAwesomely Artistic – page 125 – Coordinates with Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits

Check back later and I will have my list of favorite accessories. In the meantime, happy stampin'.



Stamping With Fran

Today I went to demonstrator Fran Sabad's house to a stamping class. I met Fran several years ago at Convention and when we realized she lives in the same neighborhood as my son in Lexington she invited me to come stamp with her. After several invites over a few years I finally was able to make it happen. Fran is an amazing stamper and has a blog you can see here. She has a great stamping space for her classes and an different space where she creates. I have to saay I was a bit envious of all her room.


Fran stamp

Here are two of the four cards we made today. They are right out of the pages of the new catalog. See if you can find them in the catalog.

You've Got thisStamps: You've Got This


Butterfly FransStamps: Georgeous Grunge, Six Sided Sampler

Thanks Fran for a fun morning!