Must Love Dogs…

If love dogs like I do, or know someone who loves dogs, the new Happy Tails stamp set and punch may be for you!   I loved playing around with all the different color combinations:

Two-Step stamping with the dots and patches helps customize your dog to many different colors or stamp on card stock for a solid color pooch!

Item #150631   The photopolymer stamp set and punch bundle is only $31.50!

I created this one about a month ago and over on Stamping School, I did another 2 videos using this fun bundle. One was a sympathy card and one a trick for mirror image punching.  (customers and team get access to my video library free)    For this card, I made a happy birthday themed card with his special delivery!

And on the inside, he’s burying his presents behind his dog house!

Fussy cutting the bones was the hardest part – we need a punch for the bones!

Best not forget the cat people!  I’m a little allergic but love cats, too. I had a cat for a year in Michigan, a HUGE black cat named Chuck.  I was watching him for a friend for a year. Cats make you work a little hard for their affection but when you get it, it’s so worth it!
Nine Lives Stamp set Item #148703  $16
Cat Punch #144666  $$18

The cat punch is in our annual catalog, the stamp set is new so it’s not a bundle price BUT
if you want to order it and you email me, I will give  the bundle price of 31.50, same as the dog bundle.

And by the way, if you haven’t seen this movie from 2005 with John Cusack and Diane Lane, it’s sweet and one of my favorites!  Maybe it was the dog that won me over but I’m a sucker for a romantic comedy.

Remember free-gift-with-purchase is going on now!  Look at all the freebies you can get with your $50 order!    (the last 2 are bigger and free with a $100 0rder)
AND a fantastic join special now, too!  You can read all about it HERE if you missed my last post!)

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Sale-a-Bration has officially begun!

And a New Year has begun!  I hope 2019 is off to a good start for you all, too!   Every January Stampin’ Up has 2 new catalogs for us – our Spring Occasions catalog and one is all freebies, called Sale-a-Bration, which is our annual gift-with-purchase promotion!

Click HERE to view the 2019 Occasions Catalog online
This new spring catalog runs from January 3rd – March 31st!
(if you haven’t received your copies from me,
Stampin’ Up said they are running late this year so hold on one more day….)

There are SO many pretty, new things in the Occasions Catalog but here is a sampling of my favorites that I think are must have additions to your crafting collection!

Stitched Rectangle Framelits and LOTS of butterfly dies!

24 Small word dies and a double greeting set!

6×6 Gingham paper and a new set of Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue!


I’m a huge dog lover so this one was tops on my list!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a project using the new dog punch!  (and they didn’t forget feline friends…there’s a new kitty set to go with our cat punch)

Click HERE for the Stampin’ Up YouTube channel
to see ALL seven of the new product videos featured in the new catalogs!

Our annual gift-with-purchase promotion that runs January 3rd – March 31st! Earn free stamp sets and accessories with any $50 or $100 order.

Click HERE to view the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Catalog online

Look at all these freebies in the first release!  (yes a few more coming next month!)
These are all Level 1, free with every $50 order in addition to host rewards!

Stampin’ Up home office has 5 videos highlighting the new
Sale-A-Bration items, you can see them HERE

These are free with a Level 2 order for every $100
(you can combine the Level 1 and 2 with your qualifying order)

The stamp set is called Lasting Lily and is a 16 piece, large photopolymer set.  The Tea Time Framelits go with a stamp set in the Occasions catalog called Tea Together:


If you have an order of $250 or more, you earn an EXTRA $25 in freebies, which equals $50 or more in free merchandise of your choice!


January is always the best time to sign up (or sign back up) as a demonstrator! This year Stampin’ Up is offering TWO options!    Choose an EXTRA $75 of merchandise with your starter kit for $99 (and free shipping, too) or $75 free merchandise + a super heavy duty craft tote for $129!   You choose $175 of merchandise in your kit, from any catalog, get free shipping and pay only $99 (no tote) or $129 with tote!

If you have a wishlist of $175 or more, it really makes sense to just join.   There is no pressure and you can stop anytime, no penalties.  Place your own orders of $300 a quarter to stay active and joining in January gives you an extra quarter free, so your first $300 quarter runs til end of June.   Drop me an email or call me to see if it’s the right fit for you!

I’ll show you how to place your own orders if you decide to sign up with me!
Whether you want to be a discount shopper (starting at 20%off ) or start a business, I can help you along with way.  I’d love to have you join my team!
If you decide you’d like to teach classes or start a blog, I’ve been a demo nearly 20 years and in the top 100 over 12 of those years, so I can offer training to help guide you along the way.

Here’s a fun video showing this cool tote bag:

Additional Good-To-Know Resources:

Click HERE for the Stampin’ Up YouTube channel
to see ALL of the new product videos featured in the new catalogs!

Click HERE to view/print Holiday Catalog Carry-Over List
These are holiday favorites that are still available for the next 3 months.  Some inventory like the framelits or accessories may be while supplies last.

I’ll be home all day taking orders on this big first day of the new catalogs!  If you have questions about ordering or joining, just call or email me!
407-435-3135 and


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New Spring/Occasions Catalog Paper Shares!

It’s almost 2019 and a new stamping year!
Lots of wonderful new stamps and accessories coming soon in January!
Sale-a-Bration begins, which is the annual free-gift-with-$50 purchase
AND extra host rewards
AND a fun sign-up special, too!

Each new catalog I offer my product shares and Round 1 will begin today!
We are 7 days from the start of the Spring/Occasions catalog
and I can begin taking orders for the shares.
A product share means that I’ll divide the paper in 6×6 pieces between 8 people, for example, so you get one 6×6 sheet of each paper rather than having to buy a whole pack. You pre-order the product shares you want, I’ll order it on January 3rd and then I’ll cut and separate all the pieces for you. After that I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you!

Shipping is free for my shares as my thank you gift to you!
I earn host rewards based on your orders so I return it back to you in savings:)

Order by January 2nd to be in round 1!
Round 2 Begins January 3- – 6th and I’ll order round 2 on January 7th.

To order your shares, email me with your name and mailing address to
I’ll send you the link to order!


2019 Spring/Occasions Catalog Paper Only Shares  $15 

50 sheets, all 6×6 size (Double/6×12 available upon request)

6 sheets All My Love Designer Paper
4 sheets Floral Romance Specialty Designer Paper
6 sheets How Sweet It Is Designer Paper
6 sheets Happiness Blooms Specialty Designer Paper
10 sheets Gingham Gala Designer Paper   6×6
6 sheets Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper
12 sheets Classic Garage Designer Paper

Spring/Occasions Accessories Share  $15

12 Heart Clear Epoxy Droplets
6 Frosted Flower Embellishments
12 pcs Sweet Pins & Tags
2 Floral Romance Seals
4 Classic Garage Metal Elements
30 Happiness Blooms Enamel dots
50 Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins
2 small, 2 large Happiness Blooms notecards/envelopes
6 Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons

Spring/Occasions Ribbon Share  $15
 (My ribbon shares are neatly wrapped around a 3″ wide ribbon card
unless requested to be loose.)

All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack
1-yard 1/8” Flirty Flamingo Ribbon
1-yard ½” Lovely Lipstick Ribbon
2 yards Petal Pink/Whisper White 5.8” Variegated Ribbon
2 yards Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple green 3/8” Reversible Ribbon
2 yards Calypso Coral 3/8” Satin Ribbon
1 yards 5/8” Whisper White Flax Ribbon
3 yards Old Olive Linen Thread
2 yards ¼” Black/Silver Striped Metallic Ribbon

Here is a video from the Stampin’ Up home office showing the papers:

To order your shares, email me with your name and address to
I’ll send you the link to order!

It takes approx 2 weeks to receive your shares in the mail. If a product becomes unavailable for some reason, I will keep you posted.
(US addresses only per SU policy)

Did you get your copy in the mail?  If you didn’t please let me know! I hear they are running late this year with the winter storms but hopefully any day now!
(demonstrators should be receiving their complimentary copies this week)



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More items added to the Clearance Rack!

Because what would December be like without lots of sales?
I guess Stampin’ Up is clearing out their shelves to bring in new things!

See the newest items on the rack HERE!

It might be too late to get them by Dec 25th unless you live near Utah or California,
but if you really wanted them in 2-3 days, you can pay an additional $20 fee to get rush them with Priority Shipping.

Some things I noticed that were a really good deal:

  • The older style ink pads for $2.60 and refills for $1.50!  If you don’t mind the older style cases, these are a great bargain.
  • Washi Tape bundles for $2.60-$3.20
  • Rolls of ribbon under $3 (and ours have 10 yards on them!)
  • Retired colors of cardstock for $3.20
  • Designer papers under $4!

Oh, and these were one of my all time favorite dies!   Was $27 Now only $16.20
You can cut the words out or they cut the shaped window.  Loved these.

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No Measuring, Easy layering for your Cards!

I got some stamping time while we were snowed in last week!
We had an unusual amount of snow for western NC and it’s finally melting.
I think we had about 18″ and it took 5 days before the city trucks got to our roads so we could get out of the neighborhood.  We didn’t lose power like some of our neighboring cities and states, so we were grateful.

I’m excited about several of the new products coming out January 3rd but especially the Stitched Rectangle Framelits!

There are 13 of them, all layering about 1/4″ for perfect card layers.
When I first cut them out, I measured them all and then as I used them, I realized there is no need to do that!  Just grab 2 and they are already the perfect layering sizes.
There are 2 groups that layer, one larger group has 8 and the smaller group has 4.
(I’m still not sure what the random one in the top upper right corner is for but I’m sure we will find a way to use it)

I cut them all to see how they fit together.  The largest one is about 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4, so I wish it was 4″ on the short side BUT we can shorten our card to 4″ to make it perfect.  Even with that one tweak I would make, I really LOVE them.

I used these 4 rectangles for this card.  So easy!  No measuring, just cut and glue them down!  (I did measure and cut my card base to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and scored at 4-1/4″)
If you number them smallest to largest 1-8 for the largest set, I used #6 and #7, then #2 and #3 for the greeting layers.

The stamp set and paper are coming out January 3rd also!
All My Love Designer paper has beautiful colors in Crumb Cake, Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo with bits of Balmy Blue.   The stamp set is called Climbing Roses and I really liked the sentiment.

Sale a Bration is coming in a big way starting January 3rd!

In addition to a free gift with every $50 purchase, Stampin’ Up also gives us MORE host rewards and a JOIN incentive each year during SAB.  This year will be a really nice tote bag to hold lots of crafting supplies for new recruits who join between Jan 3 – March 31st!
I’ll be posting more info on that soon.

Here is a video from George from SU, showing the tote up close:

These 2 catalogs should be arriving in your mailboxes any day now!

If you ordered from me this year, you automatically get copies from me.
If you are new here or aren’t sure, please drop me an email to to get on my mail list for those.
(demonstrators will get a copy mailed from Stampin’ Up directly)

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Stampin’ Up Year End Sale Starts Today!

It’s that time of the year for some inventory cleaning—and an opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items!
Some items are last-chance and limited-inventory,
so these items are while supplies last!

*if you are calling or emailing me your order, PLEASE try to do that before noon if possible.  These items could go very quickly!

Year-End Closeout Item List

Download list and view PDF here

Download list by Sortable EXCEL List here 

To shop and see items visually in my store, click HERE

Retiring items from the 2018 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
To shop visually and see the retiring holiday items, click HERE

These are excess inventory or overstocks on sale!
To see these items visually in my store, click HERE

In some cases, it may be a better value to purchase individual components of a bundle rather than purchasing a bundle as a single, discounted item.

December Host Code
If you are shopping online with me, you can earn freebies from me
by using this host code during December:

(do not use if your order is $150 or more
-you earn host rewards! )

I know lots of you already have this useful tool so you may want a nice case to keep it in!
I bought one earlier this month and it’s really sturdy and great quality.
It’s available starting today!
(if you missed seeing this stamp positioning tool in action, see my post here)

Craft & Carry Stamparatus® Bag   Item #149695   Price: $29.00
If you don’t have this tool yet, you can get a bundle with both!

Stamparatus® Bag And Tool Pack   Item#151961   Price: $78.00
(there isn’t much of a deal to buy both together, I think it saves $1 BUT if you buy both from me, I’ll mail you a pack of the new grid paper that fits it perfectly!)

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Quick Holiday Thank you cards

I needed some fast thank you cards and a lot of them!  Some I stamped directly on the designer paper, some I stamped the trees and cut out with the Winter Woods bundle.

This Farmhouse designer paper… each style!
The plaids are just perfect for the holidays.

I cut the pattern panels down to 3-3/4″ x 5″
and layered on coordinating card stock colors.

I saved on card stock by cutting my thank you out first,
then layered it between!

It’s been a rainy, chilly day here in the mountains.
I missed the 30 minutes of sunshine to take my photos outside.

The leaves are mostly gone and on the ground. We’ve been blowing and raking leaves all week!  I wouldn’t change a thing about living in the woods since I do love seeing them fall as much as the pretty colors.

No frills or embellishments except for a little twinkle star up top.
No folder embossing, no bulky dimensionals, either.  Just a 5-10 minute card!

On Stamping School this week, I make several holiday/Christmas cards using the same idea and different orientation.   Remember customers and team get 2 videos free a week with cutting measurements so be sure to login to see those.  (if you need a login as a customer or team member, email me)

Both of these bundles are fantastic
and I’ve used the word thinlits SO much this season!

Merry Christmas To All Photopolymer Bundle   # 149952   Price: $49.50

Winter Woods Wood-Mount Bundle  #149991   Price: $57.50

By the Way…. there is a holiday year end sale coming!
December 5th there will the annual Year End Closeouts.
Things go quickly and usually it’s a lot of the Holiday catalog items.   Stay tuned for details as I get them!



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