50% Off Some Retiring Products!!

Stampin’ Up! just released their annual list of retiring products, and some are up to 50% off!  To see them all CLICK HERE!

BEST DEALS NOW AVAILABLE!   The Stampin’ Up! Retiring Product List has been released!  It offers fantastic discounts (up to 50% off) on select products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! Annual and Occasions Catalogs!

See what’s retiring and on sale in my Stampin’ Up! on-line store!  Click the links below to see what’s retiring by category:

Retiring Stamps

Retiring 10% Off Bundles

Retiring Accessories & Everything Else

View the retiring products lists here in PDF format.


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A Sweet Cup of Coffee!

Coffee Cup envieCome on in…may I offer you a hot cup of coffee?  You know, I would so love to have each one of you over for a cup of coffee and a little stamping.  Wouldn’t that be fun?  (If you live in Southern California, call me, seriously!!)

Anyway, on to today’s card.  I’ve seen several of these cards on Pinterest (here’s a link to one by Vicky Hayes, a Stampin’ Up! Artisan), and just had to make one.  Do you believe this cute cup is made from the Curvy Keepsake Box Die?  Isn’t it darling?

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The steam coming up out of the cup was drawn on Basic Black card stock with the Chalk Marker.  I found some online examples of drawings of steam coming out of a cup and just tried to copy what I saw.   The little heart is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals ~ for added sweetness!

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Would you like to see a bit more sweetness today?  Here’s a photo of my little Elie right after her shower.  She brings such joy into our home.  She’s only 1-1/2 and still has lots of puppy spunk, but who can resist this precious face?

Elie Oct 2014Thanks for stopping by today!  Now, go have a sweet cup of coffee!

Paper:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Crumb Cake card stock, 2014-16 In Color Designer Series Paper; Tools: Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Scallop Edge Border Punch; Other Goodies:  Chalk Marker


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My Swap Cards!

Swap FrenchieHere they are ~ the beautiful swap cards I received!  I just love each one!  I don’t know all the details, but I’ll try to tell you a bit about each one.  In the card above, Frenchie used the amazing Work of Art stamp set.  Isn’t it neat the way the flower looks like it’s moving?

Swap KindnessThese girls are excellent stampers and I’m so excited to receive their handmade cards!  Windy used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in her card above.  This stamp set is one of my favorites!

Swap ThxSusan has used the Circle Thinlits Die.  I love the cards this die makes.  The die set comes with the star, the “thx”, the scallop circle, and the form for the card!

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Diane’s has used the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set and Bird Builder Punch for her cute card above.  I’ve had these two items on my wish list for a while.  Hmmm….

Do you notice the common denominator in these cards?  What do you think?  Well, they each use a shade of blue!  And now I’ll tell you about our swap.  You know that I’m part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals, an amazing group of stampers.  Some of us were not able to go to the Stampin’ Up! convention earlier this month.  So those of us Pals who weren’t able to go had a swap of our own!  And, we were “blue” that we didn’t get to go, so we all used a shade of the color blue in our cards!

This makes you want to be part of our group of Pals, doesn’t it?  We have SO much fun!  I can’t even tell you how much I enjoy this group.  And, YOU can be a Pal also!  If you purchase the $99 Starter Kit from me, you automatically become part of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals!  I encourage everyone to join our group, you won’t be sorry.  And, you will have wonderful instant friends!

CLICK HERE to find out more about purchasing the Starter Kit.  Please email me if you have any questions~I LOVE to get your emails!

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What’s New at Stampin’ Up!?

Weekly Deals


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Whee! New Catalog is Here!


Here it is~ the new 2014-15 Annual Catalog!  New stamps, new inks, new papers, new ribbons!  Yippee!  And, lots of great ideas for you!

I’ve been SO excited for you to see all the wonderful new products and experience them!  I’ve been posting sneak peeks over the past month or so, and I’m going to feature some of my favorite new items below.



#1 — Beautiful New In Colors
20 sheeets, 4 each of 5 new colors, Item No. 133681 ($6.95)

WorkofArtFlower#2 – Work of Art Stamp Set
11 fun stamps!  Item No. 134111 (wood $29.95)/134114 (clear $21.95)

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 #3 – Tap Tap Tap Stamp Set (don’t you love this little typewriter??)
Item No. 134201 (wood $26.95)/Item No. 134204 (clear $18.95)

So Sweet in Plant#4 – Adorable “Hello There” Hostess Stamp Set
Available with a $150 + order or party
Item No. 133913 (wood $12)/Item No. 133922 (clear $9)

Blendable 1Blended Blossom Stamp, Item No. 135906 (wood only $11.95)
Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item No. 133671 ($8.95)
Blendabilities new alcohol markers in Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight!

Blendabilities not available to the public for a few more months, but a selection of colors are available to demonstrators only right now!  How can you get ahold of them now?  Join Stampin’ Up! for a limited time for only $50 with no obligation.  Add Blendabilies to your order, yippee!  For more information, CLICK HERE.  Ready to join right now?  Click on the box below:


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Wonderful Weekly Deals!

Weekly DealsThis week’s Weekly Deals are GREAT!  I love it that Stampin’ Up! is giving us opportunities to get some of our favorite items at a discount.  Thanks, Stampin’ Up!

If you want any of these things, order them now while they are marked down.  A few weeks ago there was something on the weekly deals that I thought about ordering, but didn’t.  Then the following week I really needed that item!!  Oops!

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Bling Bling Bling!!

Gold tu 1This is quite a bling-y thank you card, but I love it!!  I’m just crazy about the fun new bling in the Occasions Catalog and I’ve used a bunch of it here!  Can you spot all of it?  Hint:  it’s all gold!!!

Gold tu cuThe gorgeous gold dots are the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, then we’ve got Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine (I frayed the ends for a little bit of interest), and the heart is punched from a Gold Foil Sheet!  The pretty tag is punched at the top with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and then embossed.  I’m really liking the Crisp Cantaloupe against the gold.

Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Item No. 133363

Gold Vellum Paper

Gold Foil Sheets – Item No. 132622

Gold Foil SheetsHave you tried any of these fun bling items?  What have you done with them?  I’d love to hear!  Leave me a comment about it, I’m always looking for new ideas 🙂



Stamps:  Happy Watercolor and Flowerful Heart
Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, Gold Foil Sheet, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Tools:  Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Large Heart Punch
Embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Victoria Crochet Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels



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Pretty New Stamps!


A pair of new photopolymer stamps was just released by Stampin’ Up! and they are adorable!  These are samples of some of the projects you could make with these new stamps!


These stamp sets are an amazing value.  They are called Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2.  Countless Sayings 1 contains 17 different stamps (can you believe it??).  Here they are:

PP1And Countless Sayings 2 has 23 stamps ~ YIKES!!

PP2Obviously they are great for Valentine’s Day, but you can see that they will also work for birthdays and lots of other occasions!  Each set is only $13.95 ~ a bargain, right?’

Order yours right away by clicking on the pictures of the stamps above, or by clicking my order bar just below.  These sets would be great Christmas gifts for anyone who likes  to stamp.  If you still need presents, order a few of these sets today, you won’t be sorry!!

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Ok, pink is my favorite color.  I’ll just let you know this right now 🙂  So why not use a deep pink and green for a Christmas card?  This card was SO fun to make!

I used a couple of sheets from Designer Series Papers that had pink in them.  The base sheet was overlaid with a window sheet from the Quatrefancy Specialty Paper.  It makes for an interesting look and gives it a more pinkish shade!


The sentiment is from the Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  This set was carried over from last year’s holiday catalog.  A few little flower/stars punched from Silver Glimmer Paper really add sparkle!  Voila ~ a pink Christmas card!


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Thanks for stopping by today!

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Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree (Item No. 127925 – not in current catalogs but available)
Ink:  Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Gumball Green, Smoky Slate, and Raspberry Ripple card stock, I Am Me, Gingham Garden and Quartefancy Specialty Designer Series Papers, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools:  Boho Blossoms Punch, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Other Goodies:  Raspberry Ripple 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensional

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New Weekly Deals On Sale Now!

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NEW WEEKLY DEALS (NOV 26 – Dec 2 Only).  ON SALE NOW!  Check out the latest batch of Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals.  These are some amazing deals, especially the Floral Frames Framelit Dies and the Square Punch, these are basics.  Buy them now while you can get them at a discount!!

PhotopolymerNEW PHOTOPOLYMER SET!  The new Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set will give an exotic fabric-like texture to your projects. The ikat trend is all over the home décor and fashion industries, so use inspiration from what you see around you and take it to your papercrafting! Mix and match the patterns together in a multitude of colors to create endless ikat looks.

Festve Flurry Ornament Kit

FESTIVE FLURRY ORNAMENT KIT:  Perfect for Christmas decorating, this kit helps you make ten beautiful ornaments for just $14.95!  Buy the kit!

Holiday Sale

THE BIG STAMPIN’ UP! ON-LINE HOLIDAY SALE IS IN FULL SWING!  Save up to 50%!  This year’s online holiday sale on now from November 20 through December 2.  Do a little holiday shopping (or perhaps treat yourself).  Click here to start shopping!

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