May 22, 2019

2019-2020 Annual Catalog Kick-Off Party

I am so excited! The new Annual Catalog is about to go live and we're going to CELEBRATE! Once again, Stampin' Up! has hit it out of the park with another grand slam! I am so in love with the product in this catalog and I can not wait to help you get your hands on this stuff. So much so, that I am having a full on party!
 If you happen to live anywhere near Williamstown NY, you're welcome to come play with and touch lots of brand new product! You can even place your order so it's ready to put in immediately 6/4 once the system is back up and ready to accept orders on the 4th!
So, be sure to join me for the fun. We have games, prizes and lots of fun!
RSVP by 5/30!
Happy Stamping!

May 21, 2019

Retiform and Best Catch

Hello! I have a fun card I want to share with you that I made on my Facebook Live Sunday night. It's a fun technique that I haven't used in a long time and I was reminded of it at my team meeting by one of my team members, Brenda.
Each month at our team meeting, I am having one or two of my team present a technique or new pattern to the group. I love the sharing among us and it keeps them engaged, and this month was Brenda's turn and she presented the Retiform technique. She used the too cute for words Hop Along Sale-a-bration stamp set and it got me to thinking I wanted to do something with this technique on my Facebook Live. So, I pulled out Best Catch.
It just so happens to be my product pick for this week. It's carrying over into the new catalog, however, the bundle pricing goes away with the end of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 3rd, so don't miss out on that 10% savings. Seriously!

This stamp set lends itself to this technique perfectly with all of it's different fishing related images such as the fish, fishing hat and fly. I love this set and it's perfect for the fishermen in you life. I have several.
To create this card, you will need a post it note, ink (I used Crumb Cake for the sponging and Early Espresso for the stamped images) a sponge, and a multi image stamp set. Begin by applying the post it note across the cardstock and sponge color lightly over and into the post it. Then move it around, sponging as you go, to create random areas of demarcation as seen in the photo above. Keep in mind, everyone you do, will be different. That's the beauty of hand made! Once you are happy with your results, stamp your images randomly inside the "framed" areas created by the sponging and post it note. Quick, simple and a great card! I hope you enjoyed this and if you would like to check out the video for this card, visit my Facebook page to view it here. #simplestamping
Have a great remainder to your evening and thanks for stopping by, I truly appreciate you!
Happy Stamping,

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May 16, 2019

Paper Share 2019

Hello my friends,
I am so excited to share with you my paper share for 2019! I am offering 2 different options this year for the share, You can choose option 1: which includes 162 sheets of DSP (13 packs of paper) for $58 or option 2: which includes 222 sheets of paper (19 packs of paper) for $80; option 2 adds on both InColor packages and all of the Color Collections, Neutrals, Subtles, Brights and Regals. Both options are an amazing value and allow you to try out all of the beautiful papers found in our new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.
The paper shares will be done in groups of 4 and I am taking reservations now and will be on a first come first serve basis; once you reserve your spot, and I have a group of 4, I will notify you that you are in and will send you a PayPal invoice for either $58 or $80 based on your choice by 5/28/19 with payment due no later than 6/4/19. I will then place the product order, cut, package and ship to you priority flat rate by no later than 6/17/19. So, to reserve your spot, click here
These papers are gorgeous and I know you will love them, but go ahead and try them all with this affordable option.
Happy Stamping,


May 14, 2019

Saying Good Bye to a Loyal Friend

Hello everyone!
Yes, I am still has just been pretty busy, but hoping I have it all under control and semi organized enough to put more time and effort into hanging out here with you all. I'm sure you have all heard, Stampin' Up! released the retirement list last month after OnStage (which was UH-MAZING by the way-I'll share some photos later this week) and the big shocker was, Lovely As A Tree is on that list! I know right? I'm not even sure, but I think Lovely as a Tree was introduced in 2001, making it 18 years old and the OLDEST stamp set in our catalog to date! And sadly, we need to say good bye to our dear and loyal friend, Lovely as a Tree! **sniff**

Seriously, Lovely as a Tree is one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased in my journey with Stampin' Up! and this beautiful stamp set has served me well. It's perfect when I need a masculine card, a Christmas card and anything else in between. It truly has been a loyal and trusty friend for sure and will forever have a special place in my craft room forever!.
Here are just a couple of the very first  cards I ever made with Lovely as a Tree, just keep in mind, these cards go back to my beginning, so my photos were REALLY BAD!
If you don't already have this amazing stamp set, it's one you won't want to miss out on. It's perfect for both masculine and feminine cards as well as beautiful holiday cards. It is probably the MOST versatile stamp set in my craft room EVER. So, whatever you do, grab this stamp set before it's gone forever, because I can promise, you will be sad! 

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April 10, 2019

Big Announcements from Stampin' Up!

Hello my friends,
Two BIG announcements were shared yesterday from Stampin' Up! and I want you to hear about it from me first!
If you have the Stampin' Trimmer, you will want to grab replacement blades right away. Because of on-going issues with the manufacturer, the trimmer, replacement blades and mats, will be discontinued effective 6/3/19 or once inventory is depleted. Sad, I know. Right now you can order 3 sets of replacement blades per order. Starting April 15th, this number will increase to 6. Over the next few months, there will be small batches of inventory arriving and it's anticipated to be depleted rapidly. When those few small batches end, that will be the end of this trimmer. 
Second, Stampin' Up! is changing manufactures for its die cutting and dry embossing lines. They shared what the improvements will be for these two lines and I am excited. This is a great change from what I can tell. But when the retiring list comes out on the 15th, you will see that the Big Shot, platforms and cutting plates will all be discontinued, so, if you are a current Big Shot owner, now is the time to grab those platforms and plates while we still have them. 
This announcement does not mean that the entire product line of dies and folders are also discontinued. There will be some in each category that will retire with the catalog, as happens every year, but there will also be dies and folders that will carry over into the next annual catalog.
These are really big changes, I wanted you to hear it first from me. I am very sad about the trimmer, as I know many of you will be as well. There have been several huge issues over the years with the trimmer's manufacturer, and many of us have felt the frustrations of those issues, namely blades being unavailable for long periods of time. So while it is a painful announcement, I feel that it falls in line with the position of Stampin' Up! - to provide high quality products that customers can depend on, or not offer them at all.
As for the dies, it is explained that there are subtle differences to them, but not a massive change, and it's all good :)
OK, on the 15th the retiring list will come out. We already know that the 2017-2019 In Colors will be on that list, and the items listed above. If these are items you want, DON"T wait until the 15th!

Paper Pumpkin is Going Distinktive!

Tomorrow is the last chance to get in on the April Paper Pumpkin kit which will feature the new patent pending technology, DistInktive which is a photo realistic image from a single stamp! This is a great opportunity to try out Paper Pumpkin with a single pre-paid kit purchase, or just go for it and get a recurring subscription! 

About DistInktive Stamps

  1. Distinktive stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step.
  2. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.
  3. Distinktive stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.
  4. Shop Distinktive stamps in the online store by searching “Distinktive,” or look for the Distinktive icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.
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Up Coming Price Changes:

If you love saving even a little on anything, we have been told our cardstock will increasing in price along with a few other staples like the Stampin' Mist, Stampin' Sponges and Envelopes with the new catalog. While the average increase is about  $0.25  - a few items like our Foil papers and Stampin' Scrub are increasing by $1. I will share more details as they come, but again wanted to provide you with a heads up. These price increases are necessary in keeping up with rising manufacturing costs and maintaining a healthy company that will be here to serve your papercrafting needs for years to come.

I will have more free tutorials coming to you at the end of the week before I leave for OnStage in Salt Lake City but wanted to get this information to you as soon as possible. If you would like to see sneak peeks of what is coming in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, be sure to follow me on Facebook at as I plan to do some Live and LOTS of stay tuned :)

In the meantime Happy Stamping,

March 18, 2019

Update on the Lily Framelit Dies

Hey all, just a quick update on those Lily Framelit dies, they are officially SOLD OUT! Nope, that didn't take long at all! Keep in mind, we are in the final couple of weeks for Sale-a-bration, so everything is fair game at this point. Everything Sale-a-bration and Sale-a-bration Coordination is "while supplies last" and my predicition is, the Story Label punch will be next on the sold out list...just a hunch. But, bottom line, anything on your "must have" list, you will not want to wait because there's a pretty good chance you will miss out if you do.

I also have  survey open, I am looking to see what interest there may be out there in getting my monthly card classes "to go". I offer a monthly card class to my local customers and I'm currious as to whether or not there is an interest in having the opportunity to purchase these classes to go? If you would like to share your opinion, hop on over to the survey here

Anyhoo, Happy Stamping,

March 15, 2019

Lily Framelit Dies - The Next Sale-a-bration Coordination to Sell Out!

Hello Hello! I wanted to stop by real quick to let you know that the Lily Framelit Dies from the Sale-a-bration Coordination products will be the next to sell out. Most likely before the end of the day today to be honest.
So, if these are on your must have list, don't wait to grab 'em because they will not hang around for long. And keep in mind, this week you will receive all 3 make n takes from last Sunday's FB Live for any orders placed by end of the day today of $35 or more in my online store! Just use the Host Code 6JZJBKP6 while you shop at And be sure to visit me on FB Sunday night for our next Live session of stamping fun and prize patrols!

Happy Stamping,

March 14, 2019

Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration 2019 Bridge Card

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by again! I'm so glad you are here. I want to share a fun card with you using the Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration stamp set. I'm really going to be sad when this stamp set leaves us at the end of the month. But, sadly, all great things do come to an end and Sale-a-bration is one of them. It ends on March 31st for another year. So, I do suggest, if there is anything on the Sale-a-bration list that you want, now is the time, because everything is currently "while supplies last" so as supply is depleted, items are being discontinued. Yes, sad it is indeed.
Anyway, today's card is the popular Bridge Card design. And OMG! It's so easy! But so fun!
So, here is my list of supplies with measurements:
Gorgeous Grape CS 4 1/4" x 8"; scored along the 8" side at 1 1/4"; 2 1/2"; 5 1/2"; and 6 3/4" and for the bridge a piece cut 1 1/4" x 5 1/2"
How Sweet It Is DSP 4 pieces 1" x 4" and for the bridge, 1" x  1/4"
Coastal Cabana 2 3/4" x 4"
Whisper White 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" and scraps for the cupcake
Coastal Cabana Ink
Gorgeous Grape Ink
Highland Heather Ink

Fold on all the score lines creating a gate-fold card with the ends folded back. Adhere DSP to the panels. Stamp the sentiment onto the piece of Whisper White CS in Gorgeous Grape and adhere to the Coastal Cabana panel and adhere to the inside center of the card. Then stamp another sentiment directly onto the DSP for the bridge also in Gorgeous Grape ink and layer onto the bridge CS. Using a strong adhesive such as Tear n Tape, adhere the bridge to the outer flaps of the card base, making sure to keep the bridge straight. Next stamp the cupcake wrapper in Coastal Cabana; and the frosting in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Cut these pieces out using your Paper Snips and add to the bridge with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and simple card and I hope it has encouraged you to try a Bridge card. And if you do, be sure to stop back here and share your results. I would LOVE to see.
And Before I forget, our friends at Stamp n Storage are at it again! They have come up with an awesome solution to our 6" x 6" paper storage! It's brand new today and YOU are first to hear about it! You can check it out by clicking here. And if you use the code 6N8PAPER at checkout, you will get 10% off today only!

Happy Stamping,

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March 13, 2019

Hello Cupcake Double Z-Fold

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Well, it's another cold winter day here in CNY but, it's staying daylight longer so Spring is coming...I hope lol. Anyhoo, I have a fun double Z fold card to share with you and it features the totally adorable Hello Cupcake Sale-a-bration stamp set. It's just so stinkin' cute.

To begin, you will need a card base that measures 4 1/4" x 11" scored at 2 3/4" and 6" ; I used Lovely Lipstick and added 2 pieces of DSP from the All My Love collection measuring 2 1/2" x 4" and 4 3/4" x 4"
Then, for the second Z fold piece, I used a piece of Flirty Flamingo cut 3" x 9" scored at 3" and 6" and folded into a Z. I then cut 2 pieces of Whisper White 2n3/4" x 2 3/4" and stamped the sentiments from Hello Cupcake in Lovely Lipstick ink and attached the Flirty Flamingo to the Lovely Lipstick card base. Then, I stamped the cupcake "wrapper" in Lovely Lipstick, the "cupcake" in Daffodil Delight and the "frosting" in Flirty Flamingo.

Sadly, as of yesterday, the coordinating Call Me Cupcake Framelit Dies sold out, however, these can easily be fussy cut, and I popped them up on Stampin' Dimensionals to complete the card.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Be sure to stop in tomorrow for another fun card using this great Sale-a-bration offering.
Happy Stamping!

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March 12, 2019

Important Update on Die Inventory

Hey guys,
An important update from Stampin' Up! regarding our die inventory and we have a few that are at risk for selling out very quickly and when they do, they will be gone forever. So, if any of these dies happen to be on your must have list, it's important that you order very soon.
Here is what Stampin' Up! has to say:
"Due to complications with our die supplier, we’ve run out of the Doily Builder Thinlits Dies (item 148553) in North America and they will not be available in the future; this item will retire with the 2019 occasions catalog and because of these complications, we will not be able to replenish inventory on this item. If you placed an order for these dies while the item was on backorder, your order will be filled as soon as possible.
We anticipate our inventory may soon be depleted on a few additional dies that will retire with the current occasions catalog. The dies listed below will retire and will likely run out before the end of the catalog sales period.
If we sell out of these dies, they will no longer be available to order:
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies (item 148529)
  • Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies (item 148549)
  • Detailed Birthday Edgelits Dies (item 148548)
We are also concerned that we may run out of a few dies that will carry over into the new annual catalog. If this happens, they may go on backorder or may not be available to order until we are able to replenish the inventory.
We recognize that this is frustrating for you, and apologize for the inconvenience you are experiencing. The last thing we want to do is disappoint our demonstrators and their customers, so we are working on solutions to improve the situation with this product line."
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