August 21, 2019

Extra Extra It's Almost Over!

Extra Extra It's Almost Over!
Hello and Happy Wednesday my friends! I wanted to come to you today to remind you that we are nearing the end of the month and when August ends, so does the Extra Extra promotion Stampin' Up! has going right now. 

What is Extra Extra you ask?

 Well, it's an amazing opportunity to join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator. As I have stated many times in the past, the starter kit is absolutely THE best deal in the catalog. You get to choose $125 in product for just $99 + tax, and FREE shipping. Your kit also includes a Paper Pumpkin kit, business supplies and a case of catalogs and LOTS and LOTS of demo perks. Now, during the Extra Extra promotion, you get to choose an extra $30 in product for a total of $155 in product the YOU choose for $99 +tax and FREE shipping. You still get all of the additions such as the Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies AND you will receive a coupon code next month to use toward your very next order (that coupon code will expire on 10/31) and that is on top of your 20% discount for being a demonstrator! ex. choose $100 in product - 20% = $80-$10 coupon code= $70 + shipping and tax (shipping and tax are paid on the $100)
And, another GREAT perk about joining right now, demonstrators have the awesome perk of being able to order early from the Holiday catalog. I'm sure you've seen lots of sneak peeks into the catalog in the recent days. well, as a new demonstrator, you can add new holiday product into your starter kit! YES! You can choose new product from both the Annual and Holiday Catalog up to $155 into your kit and pay $99!
Extra Extra It's Almost Over!

How awesome is that? And, yesterday, some of my team and I registered for OnStage in Hartford Conn in November. Registration is still currently open until it either fills up (several locations have already sold out) or 9/17/19. So, once your receive your demo ID and log in information, you too can register to attend one of the most FABULOUS events EVER! We would LOVE to have you join us!
So, what are you waiting for? It's almost over! If you have ANY questions, I would LOVE to answer them for you. You can email any and all questions here

Ready to join me? Get your starter kit here

Bonus Days

Just wanted to throw out another friendly reminder that if you earned Bonus Day's coupon codes last month, you must use them before 8/31 or lose them forever. 

Final Batch of Trimmer Blades

Stampin' Up! has received their final batch of trimmer blades. So, that means once these are gone, they are gone FOREVER. These are first come, first serve so I WILL NOT be able to order them for you, a) I will be at work and b) if I am trying to order for more than one person, by the time I complete the order they WILL be sold out. These sell out in a matter of minutes.The demand far out weighs the supply unfortunately. The good news, Stampin' Up! is working hard to bring us a new trimmer in the near future.
To place your order click here. Use the item code 126995
Okay, I think I've covered all that I wanted to cover. Thanks so much for hanging out with me. I will be back tomorrow with a super cute, super fun fold for you.
 In the meantime, happy stamping,




August 20, 2019

A Quick & Simple Fun Fold Featuring You Always Deliver

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Today, I have another quick and simple project for you. It's a fun fold card, but it's so quick and simple you'll be able to knock off a bunch of these in no time at all. Today, I am featuring my product pick for the week, the You Always Deliver stamp stamp set by Stampin' Up!. I think this little mailman/UPS guy/FedEx guy is just too cute for words!
A Quick & Simple Fun Fold Featuring You Always Deliver
Seriously, he can be whatever delivery person you want him to be, just change up your coloring scheme and voila...he's a postman or FedEx delivery guy! Today I went with the monochromatic look with just a pop of the Pretty Peacock and Real Red. I'm pretty happy with the results. 
A Quick & Simple Fun Fold Featuring You Always Deliver

For a complete list of supplies with links to my online store, see below. I also have a downloadable PDF with all of the measurements, just use the link below. 

Happy Stamping,



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August 19, 2019

Simple Open Top Gift Box featuring You Always Deliver by Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Monday my friends! The week is off and running already that's for sure! I hope you all had a great weekend and your week ahead is a great one.
Today I have a fun little gift box to share with you. It really is a simple open top gift box that is so useful for so many small gifts. I used it to present a package of the Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens Wax Melts. It is also perfect for gifting a roll of ribbon or many other crafty supplies! Today, I'm featuring this cute little gift box with the You Always Deliver stamp set by Stampin' Up!
Simple Open Top Gift Box featuring You Always Deliver by Stampin' Up!

I am totally in love with the Pretty Peacock/Crumb Cake color combo. I can not get enough of it. I find it so striking.
Anyway, I have a downloadable/printable PDF below with all of the measurements and the list of supplies.
Simple Open Top Gift Box featuring You Always Deliver by Stampin' Up!

Have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!
Happy Stamping,



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August 15, 2019

Christmas in the Fall - A One Day Retreat

Christmas in the Fall - A One Day Retreat
Hello my friends! I'm so excited to say, that I am again hosting my full One Day Retreat, Christmas in the Fall at the end of September! We had SO much fun last year that I have decided to do it again! And this year, I have had a few requests for a To Go option, sooo I have added that to the registration options, meaning, if you can't make the date or you live too far away, you too can experience all the fun with a To Go package. 

So What do you get?

Wondering what you receive? Every retreat attendee whether in person or to go, will receive a goody bag of product valued at $30, you will also receive project "kits" for 5 projects along with an  instructional PDF. You will also receive some fun "pillow gifts" just for hanging out with me. For the live event, lunch will be served as well as a candy snack bar and the FUN Hot Cocoa Bar!
Early Bird pricing is $40 for the live event and for the Retreat To Go it is $35 + $14.95 shipping. But after 8/20 price goes up to $50 for the live retreat and $45 for the Retreat to go.

 I will provide a supply list ahead for those doing the Retreat To Go, so you can look to see what stamps and such you have on hand to substitute for the projects or you can arrange to add onto your order if you'd like.

Live attendees will have access to all of my current Holiday stamps, dies and punches and MORE! And feel free to bring along any other crafty projects you're working on and knock off all those crafty gifts you need to complete well ahead of the holiday rush.

Sounds like FUN? Join my mailing list to get all the registration information here.

I hope you choose to join us!
Happy Stamping,


August 12, 2019

Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you're  week is off to a great start! Today I want to share with you 3 cards I made during my Facebook Live last night featuring the awesome Pigment Sprinkles and the Modern Heart Stamp Set.
I love the versatility of the Pigment Sprinkles watercolor. There are so many ways and so many uses for these richly pigmented watercolor crystals that they are a must have in any craft room.
First, there is the direct to paper watercolor. With this technique, you sprinkle the dry watercolor crystals onto your project and spray with water to explode the color.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
In this particular example, I did an emboss resist by stamping my image in Versamark clear pigment ink and added clear embossing powder to heat emboss my image. I then sprinkled it with Bermuda Bay, Mellon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape Pigment Sprinkles, spritzed  with water and heat set the color.
For this second example, I used the "smooshing" technique by sprinkling the watercolor crystals onto a piece of Saran Wrap, spritzed with water and then smooshed my watercolor paper into the color. Here I used Mellon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
In the 3rd and final example, I painted with my Pigment Sprinkles. I added the crystals to wells in my watercolor pallet and added water. I then used my AquaPainter to pick  up the color and paint the geometric shapes within my heart. I then fussy cut the heart and added  it to my project using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Pigment Sprinkles 3 Ways with the Modern Heart Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Another great use for these Pigment Sprinkles would be to color White Embossing paste, or glue that you may  want to add color too.  You can also use them to color White acrylic paint or White enamel paint. The the options are endless! Want to die ribbon? Add some Sprinkles to alcohol and soak your ribbon for a bit, then remove and  allow to dry...fast drying dye!
What other mixtures might you color with Pigment Sprinkles? Share your thoughts in the comments below. I'd love to hear!










Happy Stamping,










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August 9, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Milk Carton Gift Box

Hello and TGIF! Today, I have a fun project to share with you. It's a Milk Carton Gift Box featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp set. This stamp set has quickly become a favorite of mine. The watercolor imagery is truly amazing especially with the DistINKtive technology. This cute little Milk Carton box is the perfect size to present a small Yankee Candle jar candle or even the small Better Homes & Gardens jar candles you can find at your local Walmart, ideal for a small office gift!

Beautiful Friendship Milk Carton Gift Box

Below you will find links to all of the product used in today's project along with a downloadable PDF project tutorial and full video instructions. 



Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. 
Happy Stamping,


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