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.


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?

Coffee Cup cu

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!

Coffie Cup 1

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


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!

Swap Bird

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!

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)

 Tap Tap Tap

 #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: