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!