Video: Snowman Magic Bundle


This week I played with the Snowman Magic bundle.  I love the little snowflake frame die!

It’s so hard to see the velvet snow dots behind the trees but hopefully you can see it better in my video:

By the way, I’ll be taking off a week and on a New England/Canada cruise so no video next week!
(I’ll be checking my email once a day while I’m gone)




The inside using the specialty vellum!  I love the shiny snowfall on the vellum.  The sentiment from the same snowman magic is perfect! I love the font mix.  

These samples from the home office show the versatility of this cute bundle:

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It’s a Sale! Actually 2 Sales…

Morning!   I’m coming in mid week to announce 2 sales!  One is the September Weekly Deals, which are pretty good this week!

You can see all the deals HERE and my favorites are below

This gel-like enamel dries in an hour but I LOVE the red on berries!

You know I’m a huge fan of masking paper – see how to use it here in a video I did a while back


2nd Sale is the 15% off on ALL annual catalog stamps (excluding host items)

You can see them all HERE in the store or you can view/print a flyer HERE

Watch the math on the bundles – that is any stamp set that has a coordinating die or punch.  Those are already 10% off each so it may not be worth it to split those up.
The flyer has page numbers to help see which stamps are on sale.

That’s it for today! I’ll be back with my weekly video on Saturday!



Video: Paper Casting with TP….

It all started with this beautiful card from Kathy Hendrey….

I took it out of the envelope, smiled (as we all do when we see a hand stamped card) and then said out loud “did she emboss this with TP?”   I messaged Kathy and she said yes!  Can you see the cool texture?

Had this been at the height of the pandemic and TP was scarce, I wouldn’t dream of making a card with it but now it is back on our shelves and we can even buy more than one package at a time!    I remember seeing Carol Duvall do this as a stamping technique 20 years ago and was amazed back then.  (If you google the REAL paper casting, those artists are fantastic!)
The embossing folder Kathy used is the Painted Posies and perfect for this technique.

Here’s my video trying it out on different surfaces, like stamps and the dies and embossing folders:


View/Print Recipe with Measurements HERE


By the way, there are still weekly deals during September!
Click here to see the latest 


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Video: Fresh Cut Flowers, Vintage Style

fresh cut stems Recipe

I tried blue, I tried pink and in the end, I chose brown!
My color scheme was inspired by a designer paper in our annual catalog, Abigail rose.
Why did it take me so long to use this pretty paper?
Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and a touch of Petal Pink….

It has similar artwork to the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set so it paired up nicely!

The Fresh Cut Stems dies are a new, limited release from Stampin’ Up this month.
They  are a nice companion to the stamp set!

#162519  $50.25 for the bundle or #160251  $34 if you already have the stamp set and need just the dies

Here is this week’s video: 



I especially like the inside!


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New stuff on sale…

Hi all!  I usually do not post mid week but there is much to catch you up on!
I came back on Sunday from our Backstage Leadership Conference in New Orleans.  It was a fantastic time seeing friends for the first time in a loooong time!  Lots of great training with special speakers and of course, Stampin’ Up pampered us!
One of the friends I got to see what the other Linda Heller!  She started 23 years ago (the same month and year as I did!)  and we would never have known each other if it wasn’t for Stampin’ Up!
She lives in Washington and I’m in North Carolina


Stampin’ Up is offering 4 weeks of deals, each week highlighting different products on sale!
Here are this week’s deals:



Perfect Partners Promotion begins today!

You can see ALL of the new die sets that coordinate with current stamp sets HERE

Recently I used the Piggy set and the Apple bundle!  If you missed those posts, click HERE

World Card Making Day is an annual event every October 1st!

Who: Anyone!  Stampers, customers and demonstrators are all welcome!
When: 1 October from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (MT)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free
Registration Dates*: 11 August–1 October (Registration is not required)  *You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding event details. It also lets them know how many to expect!
Click here to register.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event! There will be three cardmaking presentations and we’d love to have you craft along with us. If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway! It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.   A few days before the event there will be a link to join on this page:

You don’t need to have the same products on hand to enjoy the stamping presentations but they can be ordered ahead of time.  This first one is a NEW one!  it’s called Warm Welcome:

The other 2 current bundles they are using are Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths!
Some of you have those already so be sure to tune in to see what they will be making with it!


Just place an order for any (or all) of the event bundles prior to 2 October.
Be sure to add the Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels (item 158987) embellishment to your cart when shopping for your bundle.
As long as you have one bundle in your cart, the embellishment will be free during the checkout process.  OR just email me that you want them!

That’s it for today !  Go Stamp Something!

Video: Perfect Partners Piggies

I’m in New Orleans this week for a Stampin’ Up leadership conference! Should be a fun and inspiring time!

Sale a Bration is ending soon and a new promotion begins Sept 1st!
Stampin’ Up is bringing in 6 new dies sets to coordinate with current stamp sets, for a limited time.
To view the flyer with all the new die sets, click HERE

Last week we used the new Apple dies, this week the Playful Piggies!
If you had This Little Piggy stamp set about 5 years ago, you will want the companion set called This Birthday Piggy

The coordinating dies will be available Sept 1st for $31  #160254


Here is my video for this week!



My favorite die in the new set is the cute, little wagon!

Video: An Apple a Day

This is an easy fold for a front pocket gift card and the apple just seemed perfect for a Teacher thank you!

As Sale-A-Bration is nearing the end this month, Stampin’ Up has some new Dies coming September 1st!
(These will be for a limited time, while supplies last)
The 6 new die sets coordinate with current stamps sets.

See the Perfect Partners sales Flyer HERE!

I pre-ordered the Apple Blossom dies to go with the stamp set, Apple Harvest, which is perfect for living here in NC.
Our apple festival is coming up in 2 weeks!

Here is my video showing the dies and 3 alternate ideas using them:



A few more ideas I stamped to show in my video:

I’ll be heading to New Orleans for a Stampin’ Up Leadership conference next week!
Should be a lot of fun but I’ll be scheduling the piggy video to post on Saturday while I’m gone:)

Video: Helicopter Seed Spinner Card


As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to create a spinner card with the helicpopter seed!
The 2nd thing I did was google ‘helipcopter seeds’  LOL
What colors do they come in? What trees produce them?
Maple Trees have a lot of these winged pods that twirl down to the ground.
They come in lots of colors:

This seed was my inspiration, I love the fresh green and pink color combo!

Wind it Up, close the card and when they open it up, it spins!
Watch my video to see it in action…



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Videos: A little this and that…

Hi all!

This week snowballed on me!  It was a wonderful week but I over booked myself a bit.  When I found a pocket of time to create a project and video to share,  I stressed myself out and the creativity was not flowing.  Then I remembered a few videos that the Stampin’ Up home office had posted recently that inspired me, so I thought they might inspire you also!

This one I’d like to try sometime this week.  Painting the raisedembossed images and we have so many great embossing folders!  Maybe the Seashells folder?   (that folder is still free with a $50 order in August!)    You can see that folder and the other freebies HERE

If it’s a tiny area, try using a blender pen!

so pretty!   Here is their video, it’s a short one!

Let me know if you have tried it!

Another video I like is the No Line Watercolor Technique.  I remember trying it a few years ago. It takes a little finesse, I admit I gave up too quickly and want to give it a try again!
Stamp your image in a very light color, like a light yellow or here they used Sahara Sand. You may have to stamp off once to make it very light!  It’s best on watercolor paper, which helps to absorb the water and the paper won’t pill too much!


Stampin’ Up added a few more freebies for the remaining weeks of Sale a Bration!  these are from the Annual catalog – Embossing folders are a great freebie!

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Here are the new freebies from the annual catalog!
There are 4 sets of dies free with a $100 and I’ve linked the coordinating stamps that are available for purchase.
Here are the stamps that coordinate with the free dies!
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