BOGO Retired Products Updated

I have just updated the page listing my retired stamps, dies, and embossing folders. There are almost 200 items, many deeply discounted. I just can’t keep it all (smile).  

You will find all of the details on that page.  The link is on the top menu.

Have a Blessed Sunday


How to get $185 in product for just $99

Want a free bundle? Here’s how you can get one of these new bundles absolutely FREE. 

So many – which would you choose? In addition to getting your pick of one of these when you join for $99 you also get to select your choice of $125 in products and Stampin’ Up pays the shipping! There are no requirements to have parties and you can drop at any time. For more information contact me. I love what I do and I love partnering with Stampin’ Up. 



Mini Catalog & SAB Live Plus a New Card

Ordering has begun for the holiday mini catalog. Round 2 of Sale-a-bration also kicked off which means you can earn FREE product with a qualifying order. If you haven’t gotten the new holiday mini catalog let me know. In the meantime you can view it and the new SAB Catalog by clicking on the images on the right sidebar. 

This round 2 Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Check it out!


There are 8 new products (4 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a die set!) that are available as free items to choose from with a Level 1 order (free with an order of $50+) and 2 new items (1 stamp set and 1 die set) that are available as free choices with a Level 2 order (free with an order of $100+).  So many good things to pick from!


There’s also a great new host exclusive stamp set called In Your Words that you can pick up for FREE with either a personal order of $300+ or a party with sales totaling $300+


Whenever you purchase our Starter Kit for $99 + taxes (if applicable), the kit ships for FREE and you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise (that is ANYthing you want!).

BUT – when you purchase the kit during Sale-a-bration (3 Aug – 30 Sep 2021) you’ll ALSO get to ADD an additional FREE bundle  – that you pick from the twelve listed below (with a value up to $60.25!!)!   Hint: check them all out on pages 65 – 71 in the Mini Catalog!

  • Frosted Gingerbread Bundle
  • Christmas Season Bundle
  • Christmas To Remember Bundle
  • Whimsical Trees Bundle
  • Peaceful Deer Bundle
  • Sweet Little Stockings Bundle
  • Penguin Place Bundle
  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle
  • Arctic Bears Bundle
  • Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle
  • Gorgeous Leaves Bundle
  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! The Sale-A-Bration products with limited supply include:

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

All other Sale-A-Bration products will be available throughout the promotion. High demand can send these products into backorder and delay shipping, but the supply will not run out; all orders placed will be honored.  So if any of those items are on your “must get” list, be sure to add them to your first order!


There are so many great stamp sets in the new mini catalog it was hard to decide which one to use for a swap with some of my fellow demonstrators. I chose Penguin Place partly because there is a package of coordinating Designer Series Paper as one of the FREE products in the SAB brochure.  I also love any set that has a coordinating punch. The cute penguin on the front of the card is fussy cut from the DSP. 


Flowers of Friendship

Anyone who knows me knows I love a stamp set with a coordinating punch so this set was one I had to get.  I saw a similar card done by demonstrator Kristi Gray and decided I would use her basic template. 



I used a retired DSP for my card but any DSP with flowers would work for this template. I colored the rhinestones with my Stampin’ Blend markers.


Select DSP Paper Sale & July CD Calendar

Save 15% on select designer series paper packs from Stampin’ Up!   Enjoy the Designer Series Paper Sale through Aug. 2, 2021

15% Off Sale Includes: 

Beauty of the Earth paper SALE $9.38

Bloom Where You’re Planted paper SALE $9.38

Hand-Penned paper SALE $9.38

In Good Taste paper SALE $17.85

In the Wild paper SALE $9.38

Pansy Petals paper SALE $9.38

Sweet Symmetry paper SALE $9.38

Tidings of Christmas paper SALE $9.38

You’re a Peach paper SALE $9.38


July 2021 CD Calendar

This was a very easy month to do. I used the stamps from Sailing Home and the coordinating dies for the ships wheel.





Down on the Farm Birthday Card


A friend of mine had a birthday last week. She loves pigs so I knew I wanted to do a card with a pig on it for her. This is the result after several starts and start-overs. 

I used Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick stamp sets with the coordinating dies along with This Little Piggy stamp set. The only one currently available is Hey Birthday Chick.  Sadly, the other stamp sets have retired. Growing up in Iowa I especially love the corn stalks.

Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set 154464  $21       Birthday Chick Dies # 158200 $27


Have a great week

Expressions in Ink

Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper just might be my all time favorite paper from Stampin’ Up. It is rich looking with gold running through it on one side. It’s so beautiful that it truly is the star of any card you make.

The colors in this DSP are Gold, Evening Evergreen, Just Jade Magenta Madness, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, Mint Macaron, and Shaded Spruce. For my card below I paired the DSP with Polished Pink however it coordinates well with Magenta Madness also.


I used an adhesive sheet with the gold foil paper to make cutting and adhering them to the card a lot easier. You simply attach the sticky adhesive sheet to the gold paper, run it through the Cut and Emboss Machine with the die and then peel off the backing of the adhesive sheet leaving the entire back side of the leaves covered with sticky adhesive. 

Have a Blessed Sunday

In Color Coordinating Color Combinations

When I am making a card and using one of Stampin’ Up’s beautiful Designer Series Papers on the card it’s so easy to pick out cardstock colors. You just read the back of the package to see the list of colors in the DSP and pick from that. But if I am not using DSP I sometimes struggle to pick out colors to use together. The following charts show colors that pair well together.


So many possibilities. What colors do you like to use together?

Mini Catalog Retiring List

2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog Giant Closeout!

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop.
  • June 1, 2021–June 30, 2021
  • You’ll get deep discounts on some of your favorite products from the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last. 
  • Shop early to avoid missing out!


See complete retiring list below.

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The items below are the discounted products only.

Jan-Jun-2021Mini Discounted Only

You can order through my online store here

This months Host Code is MPUHRGPT. Use only if your online order is less than $150. 


The Kits Collection

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at  But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.



9 note cards and envelopes $19.00 


9 note cards and envelopes $19.00



8 note cards and envelopes $19.00


YOU ARE MY ANCHOR CARD KIT10 mini cards with envelopes; 2 each of 5 designs; 4 boxes. $19.00


FOR THE GUYS CARD KIT10 cards and envelopes  $19.00


LET'S PARTY TREAT PACKAGING KIT8 pillow boxes.  $19.00


9 cards and envelopes.  $12.00

9 cards and envelopes  $12.00

8 cards and envelopes. $12.00

8 cards and envelopes  $12.00