Soft Sea Foam meets Pretty Peacock….

A little Lace stamp set from Stampin up

This stamp set is called A Little Lace and it’s a sweet one with delicate stitching and sentiments.  It’s in the Stampin’ Up annual catalog # 149364 for $21.

I needed a quick card and the Soft Sea foam was laying out already
and so was my Peacock ink pad so I said, sure, why not?

A little lace card in pretty peacock and soft sea foam

I love the color combo!

Pretty easy layout and I just stamped the largest stamp 2x on the Sea Foam panel and added the border strip in white card stock.
The hardest part (if you even call it hard) was fussy cutting the little flower:)

Side note – as we had dinner last night,
one of the husbands called it ‘Fuzzy’ cutting LOL.
that about sums it up.

It’s also available as a bundle with a large die:

A little lace bundle from Stampin Up

Yes, its still summer but we are heading into FALL and that means the Holiday catty is coming!   If you have ordered from me in the last year, you can expect a copy from me mid August!  The new catalog begins first week of September!   If your address has changed, be sure to let me know. If you haven’t ordered in a while or you are new to me and would like a copy, I’d be happy to send you one!
Email me at to request one.

SU Starter Kit Special extends to August 31st!

All this month Stampin’ Up is adding an extra $30 in products to sign-up kits and also thru August!  That means that anyone signing up August 1st  – August 31st can add HOLIDAY catalog items early to their kits!   (Customers can order from the upcoming Holiday catalog in Sept) If you are interested in joining my team as a hobby or to be a demonstrator, let’s chat!

It’s only $99 plus tax, free shipping and you choose $155 in products that you choose!
You get approx 20% off on anything you order (I’ll show you how to place your own orders)  and you can still get all the host rewards on orders over $150.  To stay active, place $300 in orders (yours count) by end of December.   Drop out anytime and it’s a great way to build up your craft supplies at a discount that is like free tax and shipping:)

And in our neighborhood, there’s been quite a bit of black bear sightings!  Like this guy who had a serious sweet tooth satisfied by my neighbor’s hummingbird feeder!
I do love the mountain life:)

(photo by Cindy Lutz)





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The $14 Magnolia stamp set you won’t find in a catalog….

Magnolia Blooms $14 #152729

Stampin’ Up slid 3 new stamp sets into a ‘beginner stamper’ brochure that I ignored at first.   Then people started talking about this little magnolia set and how to get it.
The Magnolia bundle in the catalog is fabulous but pricey with the 2 stamp sets/dies.
This little guy is a great addition if you already have that bundle or if you want just a little bit of magnolias in your life!

Click HERE to view the 2019 Beginner Brochure PDF
(I think these sets are available all year til June.)
If you would like one mailed to you, let me know!

I was late in making thank you cards and needed them quickly!
No fussy cutting, very little coloring
and I even had time to add some designer paper to the flap!

I already had the Petal Pink note card embossed with the brick folder from another unfinished project so I used it to layer my 2″ designer paper and label on.
(yes you can still mail a 3-1/2 x 5 card in the US!)

I love the new stitched nested label dies, by the way.
Originally I wished they layered with each other better
but I find I just don’t need to layer them!  They look great on their own.

Stitched Nested Labels Dies  #149638  $35

They are also offering a bundle of items to make it easy for the beginner stamper.
#The Magnolia Lane Card Bundle is $ 45.50  and #152868
It includes the Magnolia Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set—6 stamps, Clear Block D, two of the 1″ Classic Stampin’ Spots in 1 Mossy Meadow and 1 Soft Suede, Magnolia Lane Small Memories & More Card Pack (10 double-sided printed cards) and 10 note cards/10 envelopes, and SNAIL Adhesive.

I think we can all relate to just getting started and not knowing what to buy, so this may help some stampers get started.

Here are the other 2 stamp sets in that Beginner stamper brochure that are not
in the annual catalog:

Celebrate with Cake $16  #149501
They also have a bundle for new stampers:

The bundle is $46.50  #152861 and includes the Celebrate with Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set—14 stamps, Clear Block D, 2 Classic Stampin’ Pads—1 Flirty Flamingo and 1 Granny Apple Green and 20 Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes
(3-1/2 x 5 size, mail-able)

This one is the Hoot Hoot Hooray set $21 #149352
It has a bundle also, which would be a great gift for a young teen or someone just getting started on stamping and coloring.

It’s $60 for the bundle and item #152871   It includes the Hoot Hoot Hooray Cling (rubber) Stamp Set–6 stamps, Clear Block D, full size Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad,  20 Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes, 13 Watercolor Pencils in Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White.

Stampin’ News and Updates!

These New-Style 3D Embossing Folders are Now Available Again!
When we changed our manufacturer for our dies/folders it meant catching up on the designs from last year’s catalog.  These are now back in stock and orderable:


**just a reminder -If you have purchased any of the 3D folders since June from the new catalog, you will need a blue plate for them to emboss well in your Big Shot. These are slightly thinner and will need the new plate to get a good impression.
Just use it in place of your clear cutting plate!
(the thicker 3D folders only use one cutting plate, not 2)

$5 Bonus coupons are still going on this month!  Spend $50 and earn a $5 coupon to use in August.


And ALL during July, add EXTRA to your starter kit order when you join Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator  (hobby demo discount shoppers welcome to join my team) !
If you’d like to place your own orders and be able to see and purchase items earlier (like the Holiday catalog coming next month:) then it may be something to consider.
Choose $155 in products and pay only $99 plus tax and get free shipping.
Your first $300 in orders (and your own personal orders count) would go in by end the end of December, and you can put in several orders or one big one.   After December, your next $300 would be in by end of March. (quarterly)
I’ll show you how to place your orders and you get a 20% discount/commission on all your orders and you can still collect the host rewards when your orders are over $150

Join HERE if you are ready!

  Chew on it and email me or call me if you have questions!


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4th of July Party: Coozie Gift for the Hosts

We live in the most wonderful, social neighborhood.  If there is an opportunity to get together, we do and especially an important holiday like the 4th of July.
One couple in particular offers to host each year and I like to take a little somethin’ somethin’ to show our thanks for hosting.

I found a set of 2 coozies, decked out in stars and stripes for the 4th but wanted
to make  them a little more personal.
I made a patriotic heart and added a die cut Thanks to it.

I added  2 real red card stock strips + one white strip (all 1/4″ wide) on top of Blueberry Bushel card stock.  Then cut with a heart framelit.   After that I ended up choosing silver foil for my Well Written dies for the ‘thanks’.  I popped it up on a stitched circle and added a little sequin trim and star embellies.

Side note – I have used these dies SO much!
They are just the right size, about 1/2″ high.
$40 set of 24,  #148534

Whatever you will be doing on Independence Day
or how you celebrate, I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Don’t forget July is $5 bonus coupon month!
Spend $50 and earn a $5 coupon to use in August.

Totally unrelated to stamping but
I found this interesting bit of Trivia about the 4th of July and presidents:

Three presidents have died, and one was born, on the Fourth of July!
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826—50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Also James Monroe, the nation’s fifth president, died just a few years later on July 4, 1831.  And one more, the 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.



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$5 Bonus Coupons start July 1st!

Bonus Days Begin July 1st!

You may remember the last few years in July we had this fun promotion where you earned $5 coupons you can use in August. Starting July 1 – 31, spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and earn a $5 coupon that is emailed to you.
You can redeem those in August!

When will Stampin’ Up have another sign up special? JULY and AUGUST!

From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will get to choose an additional
$30 in products in their Starter Kit!


they’ll receive via email a $10 coupon code to use the following month!
(Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month after signing up)

So choose $155 in product and pay only $99 plus tax and FREE shipping!
And August is exciting for demonstrators as we have the Holiday Catalog preorder you can jump in on:)

Email me or call me 407-435-3135 to chat and see if it’s right for you.
You can read a bit about joining my team as a Roadie HERE

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Taking the new SHIMMER embossing powders for a test ride….

Something new and sparkly has appeared
in the Stampin’ Up annual catalog this year!
SHIMMER Black and Shimmer White embossing powder a
nd it’s really fun to play with.
I think they are a good deal at $6 each for a 1/2 oz jar.

They should really be called Sparkle or Glitter embossing powder, not Shimmer.
They sparkle rather than just shimmer, which I’m happy about.

Here you can see samples of white powder on black cardstock
and black powder on white card stock.  It is hard to capture the iridescent sparkle:

They pair So perfectly with the new suite, Silhouette Scenes!
If you are a member of my Stamping School for videos, I used it in 2 videos this week because I love it so much.  (ordering customers and team get free access to my videos)

I used my VersaMark ink pad over the white card stock dandelion flower tops and then sprinkled with the white shimmer powder, tapped off excess and heat with the heat gun tool.  Sparkly! ( I even took it outside but it was too cloudy
to capture how pretty it is in person)

The designer paper is from the Woven Threads package. I liked the peacock color and I used the Granny Apple green marker on the stems.

silouette scenes
Here is a closer look at the stamps/dies.  I like to stamp them all when I get them in hand, just to see what they do!  I had a few images that needed some darkening after I stamped so I used the Light Black Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker.  Stamps on the left, 5 dies on the right.

Here is one from the home office designers, using the Black Shimmer embossing powder:

And this one….VersaMark your cut out word dies and shake a little of the powder on, tap off excess, heat with your heat tool and oh yes, glittery goodness.

shimmer black art 2

(Those pretty flowers are from the See a Silhouette paper
and they just cut out those pretty flowers.

NEW this year, are Suite Bundles.   It’s just a way to order the whole coordinating bundle of products under one item number.  #152169 is 92.00 and includes
* Silhouette Scenes Cling Stamp Set (10% off)
* Sweet Silhouettes Dies (10% off)
* See a Silhouette 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (12 sheets)
* Mini Library Clips
* 10 yards Crushed Curry 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
* Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
* Shimmer White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I did get the whole thing:) Not sure what I will do with those tiny clips yet
but I’ll think of something fun to do!

I hope you find time to stamp and create today!

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2019-2020 Annual Catalog is Open for business!

We are so excited the NEW annual catalog is up early and ready to order from!
They had told us around noon MT and what a nice surprise to be up early

Click HERE to view catalog PDF online
(hard copies available upon request if you do not have a current demonstrator)

Shop online with me HERE!
Free Peacock Rhinestones with online orders of $50 or more.
So pretty and sparkly!
Use JUNE Host Code  Q6BYD9NE
but only if your order is under $150.
If it’s $150 or more, don’t use code so you can collect your own host rewards!

Here are some new Annual catalog VIDEO resources from the home office:

If you already own our large Daisy punch and stamp set, you NEED the new bundle!

The Ride with Me Bundle is sure to be a hit for anyone who loved
the Loads of Love from years ago!

Cuckoo Clock Cards, anyone?  You bet!  And they are interactive with a pull tab!

Watch ALL the new catalog Videos HERE!

Here are some other handy resources for the new catalog:

Close up views of ALL the designer papers on a Video playlist!  
(By the way, round 2 of my Paper Shares begin today!)
Click HERE to view all the new papers

Color chart with Hex codes for those that like custom web colors
(I like to print and use for taking inventory)

Oh and Print a blank SHOPPING LIST here!  Great for jotting down the wish list

If you would like a PDF of all the Annual catalog greetings/sentiment stamps
(shown by stamp set), you can view/print here
2019 2020 greetings index

Want to look up RECIPES for the art projects shown in the new catalog?
You can view/print here


I thank you all for the continued support of ordering with me!
I’m a lucky girl to have so many stamping friends around the US:)




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Up to 30% Off Retiring Items starting Thursday!

I’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up to put our retired items on sale
and had almost given up hope but here we go!
Sale starts Thursday at noon MT!

Items are 10-30% off and from both the annual catalog and the Occasions catalog


2018-2019 Annual Catalog 10-30% off
Click here for PDF
Click here for Excel

2019 Occasions Catalog  10-25% off 
Click here for PDF
Click here for Excel

Let’s look at a BIG one on sale for 30% off
that is a staple in your craft room!
If you don’t have it, consider it while it is on sale (and while supplies last)

The Large Letter Alphabet Dies are on sale from 99.00 down to $69.30!
 37 dies and the  Largest letter is 1-3/16″ x 2-5/16″

We love using these for the Eclipse technique, banners and
any personalized word or name!

Don’t wait to order – if you see something, email me or place your order online
in my stampin’ up store HERE


Round 1 of my new catalog product shares have begun!
Only $25 for 84 sheets of 6×6 NEW Designer paper….
You can read about those here and email me to join in!

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