Monday, December 11, 2017

FREE SHIPPING all day until 11:59 pm


Happy Monday Y'all!

Stampin' Up! has surprised us this morning with 
24 hours of FREE SHIPPING on ANY size order!  It's a great time to stock up on adhesive, your basic cardstocks that you use all the time, notecards and envelopes, dimensionals and mini glue dots too!  Don't forget to grab those last minute favorite items from the Holiday Catalog as it will come to an end Jan 2nd!  Shop the Clearance Rack too!

Place an order through my ONLINE STORE today and SAVE!

I will have the new Occasions Mini Catalog & SAB Brochure for anyone that places an order with me!  So if you haven't shopped in awhile with me and want to continue receiving the catalogs, please place an order by the end of December!  I want to make sure my mailings are going to homes that want them and not ending up in the recycle bin!  Thanks for your support of my business and I hope you can understand!

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Getting Bubbly with Susan!


Happy weekend!!  You made it and I hope you are doing something fun this weekend!  I have been back to work at the medical office so my routine at home is slacking but I hope to get some stamping time in for some last minute ideas with some adorable things from the holiday catalog, while you can still order them!

So we have 7 of us on the North American Events Council team, with 2 in Canada and 5 in the USA.  This next gal and I have known or at least recognized each other for almost all of my 20 years (she's in 22 years!!) by flying in and out of similar airports, even on same flights sometimes and attending events.  She is from New Mexico and just a great friend!

This is SUSAN's card and she was assigned the same product bundle that I was, the BUBBLE OVER bundle!  Look at this cutie of a a card that she stamped!!  She said it was so easy to line up because the stamp set is photopolymer!

Have a great weekend!  I'll probably take the rest of the weekend off!  We have NOT yet begun to decorate for the holidays!  Although all of my fall decor has been taken down and put away, time to clean up and bring in the Christmas stuff!  Looking quite sparse in here!

Thanks so much,

Friday, December 8, 2017

Petal Passion with Sherry!

Hey there!

Today is from my friend Sherry who is also from Canada!  I'm so glad we were able to meet this Nov in SLC.  She started out quiet but she's so fun!  And has the sweetest Mom too!

SHERRY's card features the upcoming Petal Passion set that was used on Bonnie's card too.  Look at how sweet this little bird is, the awesome textured embossing folder, layered with a bit of vellum and a strip with the new border punch from the annual catalog!  Why do I forget it, LOOK - just a little touch is so pretty!  (sorry its hiding under the watermark)

Stop by tomorrow to see another one!!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Sweetness from Robyn


Take a look at this one!!  It features the Sweet Soiree Product suite as well!  Silver Foil!  Silver Embossing!!  Texture galore!  Bits of the fabulous DSP!  I can't wait for you to see the new catalog!

Have you ordered lately?  If not, place an order in December with me through my Online Store and I will be sure to include you in my upcoming catalog mailing as a thank you for your business!

All the way from GA, here's some southern lovin from ROBYN!

Have a great day and see ya tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tutti Fruitti Linda style!


I hope you are enjoying another sneak peek into what's coming!  We had fun and I'm so glad we did this swap!  Now as I have them in my hands and on my display boards, I can think of each of them and smile!

Tutti Fruitti is as fun as it sounds!  Although the set has some small pieces, there's a lot of creativity within these products!  Wait until you see all the fun accessories and coordinating punches and Stampin' Spots ink pads too!!

This super cute shaker card is all the way from Canada, and my fun crazy friend LINDA!

This is seriously so cute!  Glitter, Sequins, Punched Shapes!!  So Sparkly!!

Hope to see you back tomorrow for more!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Sweet Soiree meets Laura!


Here is another gorgeous card from our Events Council team swap!  This is featuring the amazing new product SUITE as well, called Sweet Soiree!  You will fall in love with these products, fair warning!

This beauty was created and swapped by LAURA!  I just love it, all of it!

Yep, you'll need this for sure!  It's so pretty in person, the DSP and the DETAILS are awesome!!


Monday, December 4, 2017

Meet my Events Council Friends!


This week I will be introducing you to my teammates on the North American Global Events Council Team!  We have been serving and meeting for over a year now, and last month On Stage Live was our first time meeting in person!  We had so much fun!!  We are now united at such a deeper level as friends, so much laughing and coming together as a working team!  I know we will be friends way beyond our 18 month term on the EC Team.

Because this was the only event that we will get to do together, we decided we would have a team swap using our new products!  So I will be sharing their swap cards this week with you!

Alphabetically here we go!  This lovely card is from BONNIE - isn't it yummy!! A lovely new set - heck it's got a whole product SUITE called Petal Passion!

Have a great week!  Come back for more!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Year End Sale


Stampin' Up! just announced they are having a YEAR END SALES EVENT!
The easiest way to see what is on sale including a few deals on annual catalog items that currently have excess inventory along with What's Retiring from the Holiday Catalog is to

Items are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so please place your orders right away so you don't miss out!  Stampin' Up! will continue to make our stamp sets until Dec 21st to fill orders.  However accessories and other items are only available while supplies last.  If you visit the store you'll see they have broken items out for What's Discounted vs What's Retiring.  Not everything is on sale.

Anyone that places an order with me in December will receive the NEW Occasions Holiday Catalog and SAB Brochure!  If you haven't ordered in awhile from me and want to remain on my mailing lists, please support me by placing an order so I know you're still interested in stamping!  I want to direct my mailings to customers that are interested, as a THANK YOU for your support of my business!

Have a great day, remember you can email, text or call if you need to reach me.

Bubble over make-n-take


I have a bonus card for you!  This one is not my personal creation, it is the card that Stampin' Up! created as one of our make-n-take projects from the On Stage Live event in SLC!

Here is their card.  Super cute and simple! Basic stamping and layering of dsps and a focal image!  We did some backgrounds stamping of bubbles on the Lemon Lime layer, some full strength stamping on the bottle, stamping off once for the label shape on the bottle and some stamped off twice on the greeting shape for a nice light background layer, allowing the Thank You greeting to really stand out!

There you have it!  We've done it, we've closed this chapter!  The final picture is the section of the display board with all of my samples!  Again, I thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

I'm working on trying to be more consistent with posting!  I haven't quite figured out what my schedule will be.  But I'm finally feeling better and have returned to work at the Dr's office a few days a week now too. So I'm trying to find a new routine.

I'm hoping to start hosting a few classes and events again but am just now putting dates to the calendar to see what I can manage.  In all honesty, my energy levels are not what they used to be.  I guess your body requires more time to really heal than I thought, but I just have to learn to be a bit more patient with myself.  It was a really hard, stressful and long year and very invasive to my body.  Many remind me that I am doing well, and I really am - but I'm just not where I'd like to be I guess!  

So hang in there with me!  And yes I did have to sit and write the multiple blog posts in order to fill in the days I had missed.  But I wanted you to have all of the samples - so I hope you don't mind having lots to check out!!

Hugs, thanks for understanding!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

WooHoo! We did it!

Hello there!

We are nearing the end ... we can do it, we can do it!  I know we can!  I know we can!!  When we are asked to do this, I always try to see if I have used all of the images, have I shown all of the sides of DSP, do I have a wide variety?  But then I also ask myself if I have used enough items multiple times to convince you that you need them, wait I mean that you have lots of ideas to use them!!

So if you've been paying attention to little details like that ... then you'll see that I have used the Stitched Shapes Framelits a TON - not necessarily in the same way I typically might use them.  A standard use would be to stamp an image in them and then layer to your card.  But for these cards, I found that I liked to use them to help give me somewhere to "ground" my images, does that make sense?  Kind of like they are resting there instead of floating randomly on the card.

Well anyhow - I found this strip so fun to look at but it was a bit harder for me to chop up and use! I love it for a big gift bag, no problem!  But I once I finally settled in that I was going to use it on a card, I decided to pick the Basic Gray as my layering color.  So I tied in the gray from the strips to the layer around the dsp, and to the oval as well as the bottle top, and the bottle cap die cut from dsp ... and to my ink choice for the WhoHoo!

I hope that you have enjoyed my display samples as well as a few of the tips and tricks that I used while coming up with my ideas.  It's always fun but quite challenging to receive a new box of goodies.  There's no Pinterest or blogs or ideas out there yet.  So it's a challenge to come up with it on your own, but in the end it is really rewarding to sit back and say, WOW I did all this without CASE'ng anyone!!

I hope you'll be inspired to want to get your hands on this bundle once it's available and you can come back here to shop with me! I'd appreciate the support of your business!

Thanks, have a great day!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Time to Celebrate!


Did I mention that I love the stars background pattern!  This paper is so EASY to work with!  SERIOUSLY it is!  One side is busy but the other side is so accommodating and it kind of brings a nice balance to the finished card when you put two patterns together!

I pulled these patterns together because of the STARS in the top pattern and the bottle caps pattern page had the blue stars in it as well!  So from there I decided to pull in yellow as my next color - for ribbon and for the focal image of the bottle!

What else do you see?  Yep more stars in the oval using the Stars TIEF! It gives a nice added touch of texture to the card without a lot of layers!  Add a birthday greeting to tie into the Birthday Brew greeting and we're ready to celebrate!

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Welcome Baby!


Yep, there's still a few more!  I kept trying to think of what can I do with this bottle set...?  When you first see it, yes you see bottles and bottle caps and bottle tops ... but I knew I had to try and do something beyond what I saw at first glance!  So here is my 2nd, out of the box idea which again, isn't too far out of the box!

I kept thinking do we still have that set with "ready to pop' in it, well low and behold we do!  So lucky that the greeting fit in one of the label shapes!  So I could make my own Baby Boy card!  I added the litte enamel star shapes to pull in the stars from the background paper! I just LOVE the star shapes and simple stripes two patterns together!
For a finishing touch I added two layers of ribbon and some of the Clear and Glitter Epoxy shapes and of course the welcome baby greeting!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

YAY, Thank You!


Yay I am so glad you're back for more!  See that YAY makes me think of yesterdays card!!  Or today's card too because I told you that YAY was one of my favorites!  So some of these are stamped images and some are punched from one of the pages of dsp!
Yep, it's not very far outside the box, but a bundle of balloons is what I came up with!  And I loved the color combination which I pulled from the dsp!  Love the pinks and coral together, and added just a touch of a second pattern of dsp to the bottom and tied in the lovely Ombre ribbon again!

In person you can really see all the variation of dimension on this card! Some of the circles are popped, some are flat, so top layers are popped while others as a whole are popped or even double popped (did I just make that up?).

Anyhow, it's a bright, fun and cheery little thank you card that's sure to delight someone!!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

YAY in pink and yellow!


I hope you aren't sick of seeing my samples yet!  As part of the Events Council team, we prepare a business presentation and a display board with 12-15 items to be showcased with all attendees!

So I still have a few more things to share!!

I believe this was the first card that I made when I sat down!  For some reason I was really drawn to the subtle tones of the pink, yellow and gray bottles from the DSP!  Probably because the majority of the colors in the paper are so bright and bold and fun, but not necessarily my go to colors.

The bottles were my starting point, and that led to pulling in the yellow dsp and a touch of the Basic Gray cardstock layer, and coordinating ribbon.  Well from there I pulled in the TIEF embossing folder in the background to go with the pattern found in the dsp!

Added some little bubbles and a bottle cap greeting with the YAY stamp!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that little YAY and it fits perfectly in one of our circle punches and layers into the Bottle Cap framelit!

Anyhow, probably still one of my favorites!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Two-fer Day!!

Hi again!

Today is a TWO-FER day!  Both of these cards feature the DSP cut on an angle!   So you take 1 sheet of each pattern (checking for direction) and cut it to size, for this dsp panel layer, I think I did 3.75"x5" which is then mounted to a white panel layer of 4"x5.25".  So for me, 1 sheet of dsp is the bottle caps and I wanted the direction to allow the inside images to be facing so the hearts in the red centers were upright.  And for the other pattern, I wanted the rows of bottles to be going horizontal across the wide way.  Cut the DSP at an angle, and flip the other side over to reveal the other pattern.  Adhere to the white cardstock panel layer and embellish!  It's a fun little twist when playing with DSP!

As you can see on one, I added a strip of ribbon along that seam line where the patterns meet.  On the other I didn't!  Similar elements and switched from a vetical card to a horizontal card - - it's so easy and fun!

I hope you give this a try!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Bubble Over with Happiness


Thanks for checking back in!  Drop me a note and let me know you've been here!  I'm always wondering if anyone is out there or if I'm just typing to myself!

This card was super easy and simple, but it's truly one of my favorites because it's so clean and has just enough!  It is a 4.25"x11" card base, with a 4x4" layer of the bubbles DSP, added an Oval Stitched Shapes to attach my soda bottle too!  It just makes me think of a nice cold pink lemonade, served with a slice of lime!  ha!  And that little lime is actually punched out of the bottle caps dsp page with a circle punch and then sliced in half!

I don't know how well the Clear and Glitter Epoxy shapes show up but they are on the oval layer, creating bubbles to go along with our background pattern as well as our greeting!

This may be one of my make n takes for a Bingo Event I am planning for January!  Stay tuned for more details and registration starting soon!!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Your Kindness is Refreshing


When I first received this bundle I was a little like, oh my gosh, it's just not me or my style!  Well I went back to the basics and did a little tone on tone stamping in the background of my card base layer.  And once I started playing with the DSP and had all these bottles cut out, you just couldn't put them down!  I found the DSP so bright and cheery and easy to work with!

For this one, I pulled the strip of DSP, and then added coordinating bottles from the DSP stash, added some Silver Foil bottle caps to the tops!  And to tie in the circles of the background and the circular shape of the greeting, I also added the circle shape to help ground the bottles.  As you can see I added the layer of silver foil around each of those elements as well to tie it all together.

For the finishing touches I added some loose strands of the silver metallic thread and a touch of the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon!  Have you used it yet?  I love it and it ties off so nicely!

I hope you are enjoying these samples!  Even though you cannot order the set yet as a customer, if you really like it YOU can order it as part of a starter kit if you have a $125 wish list - and it's only $99 plus tax and FREE SHIPPING too!  Please shoot me an email if you're interested in more information!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WhoHoo, Yay you're 21!


Today features a fun card!  It uses the Gate Fold layout where it is a regular size of cardstock base at 5.5" x 8.5", scored at 2-1/8" from each side, which leaves a full card panel inside when you open the front gates!
Since I have my sweet Miss Rachel coming up on a milestone birthday, I thought of her when creating this card!  It features the bottles from the DSP (quite addicting once you just sit and die cut them out from one of the pages of dsp!) along with the large numbers, which were run through a TIEF embossing folder to mimic the bubbles, and then I stamped the WooHoo greeting and punched it out.  I also stamped the YAY from the stamp set along with the pink bubbles in the background of the greeting from the stamp set.

Anyhow I just wanted to show how adding a few things in opens up the imagination and this bundle will work great for many occasions!  Hopefully she will enjoy this card on her special day!

Check back soon!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Little Hello!

Now I'll begin sharing the card samples that I made for my On Stage displays.  These feature the Bubble Over Bundle, coming in the Occasions 2018 Catalog and the DSP Bubble and Fizz is a freebie choice in the SAB catalog!!

I have used the framelits to cut out the bottles from the DSP and the bottle caps too!  I added a greeting and a couple of the enamel shape embellishments!  Simple and easy!

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pizza and Soda Pop Anyone?

Hello again!

I thought I would share with you today the cute little Pizza Box and Soda Pop treat box I made!  When I first saw the stamp set, I knew right off I'd be making a trip to our big Sweets Shop Candy store in the Phoenix, valley area.  Do you remember eating these as a kid?  Yes, I did try one as an adult and hmmm, not so sure I could call this a favorite anymore!  But I will leave my childhood memories alone and choose to remember them as yummy, along with the wax lips and Halloween fangs!!

These cute little Mini Pizza Boxes come in packages of 8 for $6 and they are the perfect size for giving gifts, 3'x3" Notecards and envelopes (pkg of 40, $9) and of course treats!  I packaged a few of the wax bottles in one of our 3'x6' gusset cello bag (pkg of 25, $4.50).  Just fold it over, secure with some washi tape, and then wrap a little strip of cardstock and designer series paper around it to secure with a belly band!  Simple and Easy!
For the Mini Pizza Box I chose to feature the DSP and cut strips to decorate the side edges of the box, layers for the top along with cutting out a couple bottle shapes from the fun DSP patterns too, added a little pop of a For You stamped image and called it ready to go!

You can find the Mini Pizza Boxes and Notecards in the Holiday Catalog section and the Gusset Cello Bags in the Annual Catalog.  Thanks for stopping by and shopping with me if I can assist with any of your stamping needs & wants!

Stamp Set and DSP - coming soon in the Occasions Catalog & SAB Brochure!

Check back for more of my On Stage, Bubble Over Bundle display samples!

Online Extravaganza, Flash Sale on Stamps!

This is an online Stampin' Extravaganza!  Save all week on different specials!  

The SALE opens TODAY with 24 Hours of 20% off savings on stamp sets!
Click HERE to see the list of stamps and open the PDF.  Order by 11:59pm!!

There are special savings of 10-40% OFF a variety of items, offered Nov 20-26th, with orders placed by Nov 26, @ 11:59 pm.  The week will include another 24 Hour Flash Sale on the 27th to close out the week of savings!!  

Place your order via my ONLINE STORE and use the 
Hostess Code: S9B7S4HH
I will have a special drawing for everyone that orders this week during the sale!  Orders must be placed by Nov 27, @ 11:59pm to qualify for my drawing.

Thanks and Happy SAVINGS this week and thank you for shopping with me!  I appreciate your business and the opportunity to serve you!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bubble & Fizz DSP makes delightful Gift Bags


One of the very fun things about this new Bubble Over Bundle is the coordinating Designer Series Paper, Bubble & Fizz.  The DSP will be available for FREE as a SAB item starting January 3rd, 2018!!  At first sight I was like, WOW that's some seriously bright colors and bold images but I have to tell you, I used almost an entire package of it on my displays and honest truth, I only have 2 full sheets left of an entire package!

I love that it is 12"x12" and perfect for ANY crafting need!  I was able to do a few cute packaging ideas with the tucked away but not forgotten Gift Bag Punch Board!  Is your's collecting dust too?  Grab it and give it a little love!

Here's a trio of Gift Bags featuring the "backsides" of the DSP paper.  One side is bold and has bigger patterns and the other sides are awesome prints for layering backgrounds or as stand along projects as you'll see here!  I hope you enjoy them!  One is made for each size of bag on the punch board!

Large Size with Full 12x12 Paper
Medium Size with 8x12 Paper

Small size with 4x12 Paper

That's all for today, enjoy and have a great day!  I have another cute little packaging idea for you up next!!


Friday, November 17, 2017

On Stage BUBBLE OVER Presentation

Hi Everyone!

I'm happy to finally be able to share with you what I've been working on the past couple of months as I prepared displays and a business presentation for a new product bundle from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and SAB Brochure!

I worked with the BUBBLE OVER BUNDLE and Bubble & Fizz DSP (SAB item) and an embellishment item, the Clear and Glitter Epoxy Shapes.

Today I've included the Overview Picture of my Displays and the Business Presentation Handouts.  The presentation handouts are for demonstrators to use to host the event on their own, so it shows the planning and ordering information.  The Invitation flyer shows how I would invite guests and one way to market the event.  It is a fun event, very easy to set up and prepare for, just as if you were hosting a neighborhood bunco night!  Keep it simple and fun, and fun mixed with some new products and goodies makes for a great time for everyone!  If you are a demonstrator and you try this event out, please tag me or let me know how it goes for you!  I truly hope the idea can be used by many of you!  Of course, check in your local state area to ensure that Bingo is allowed, otherwise it is basically the same as a Mystery Hostess and toss in a few rounds of bingo playing for fun!

IF you are one of my customers, please NOTE that the DATE will NOT be as shown on the invitation as I'm already committed on that date - instead stay tuned and I will be hosting this at my home for you!!  Likely to be the week earlier as I will be traveling in late January as well.

Now for the goodies!  Here you go!!  You may click on the pics to enlarge them.

Bubble Over Bundle Product Spotlight Presenter
Rhonda, Thomas our producer & Susan
Bubble Over Bundle Crew
Rhonda's portion of the Display Board
BINGO Invitation Flyer
(created in SU! MDS software)
Demonstrator Planning Guide

Thank You for your interest in the information that I presented and stay tuned and come back for the close up pictures of my Display Samples that will be shared here over the next few days!  Thank you so much, I'd love to know what inspires you!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fun with Friends


A big part of WHY us demonstrators remain with the company for so long is because of the FRIENDSHIPS that it enriches our lives with.  We meet so many demonstrators from within our teams, others that are not part of our teams, from attending prior events, joining swaps, seeing each other online, in person on the incentive trips ... you name it, it's the TOP REASON that means the most as to why most do not leave. YES, we all LOVE stamps and our high quality product line and the BEST home office and staff there is at Stampin' Up! so we'd never forget those reasons.

For me, attending On Stage this year in April (San Diego) and in Nov (Salt Lake) held a different special reason.  It meant I was well enough to travel, and that was always a milestone for me during this first year of Breast Cancer and my many surgeries and recoveries.  Keeping myself motivated to make sure I would be there presenting and working alongside the SU! staff.  It also meant that I was able to SEE the many friends that I had out in the world that were praying for me, and sending me cards and words of encouragement.  They will never know what a role they played in my year, but every card is a tin bucket, labeled my Bucket of Love!

So it was great to see and get and give hugs to many of my friends!  I wish I had pictures of all of you that have touched my heart, especially this year!  God Bless You for being such great friends!


I know that there are SO MANY that I did NOT get a picture with or perhaps its on your camera and not mine...

I love and cherish you all, thanks for the hugs and prayers and kodak moments!

Hoping that somehow stamping and Stampin' Up! has also enriched your life for the better and blessed you with amazing new friends as well.  These are just demo friends and do not even include all of my team that weren't able to travel and to my customers at home and out of state too, ---  YOU are my WHY!

Hugs, love

Friday, November 10, 2017

On Stage - Centre Stage Celebration


Last week was full of good times and one of those fun events that leaders with the title of Silver Elite and above get to be a part of is the Centre Stage Celebration!  On the opening night we are treated to dinner and entertainment, as a form of recognition for being one of the leaders of the demonstrator base.

We went to the Grand America Hotel and had a lovely dinner, some socializing with friends, followed up by an amazing entertainer that performed impersonations and was quite the singer, with a little motivational speaking in between!

just beautiful inside this amazing hotel
look who I found, my sweet friend Pam Morgan
beautiful center pieces, paper crafts and flowers
our place setting and menu for the evening
our yummy soup
small lettuce wedge salad
the main course, filet and lobster raviolis
pretty and delicious dessert
We also end the week with a business session of Centre Stage on the last day.  We were treated to a couple of presentations by fellow demonstrators and ended with a second session of our entertainer.  Not many pics from this day as we had to dash in and out of the time with other duties.  But I was happy to get a picture with Diana and Ellie, my two downline members that were in attendance!

With Rich Jutkins
Ellie, Diana and I
Sara, our CEO presenting

Table Decor and Gifts
(which Events Council wrapped on Weds!)
Small token at each place setting
(WE actually set up this entire room on Weds!)
Well that's all for Centre Stage, for whatever reason I cannot find all the pics of the entertainer but I'm sure I'll come across them sometime (soon, maybe?)!