A Great Deal for the weekend…

Look no further this weekend for a really good deal… The Stampin’ Up! clearance rack always has something fun on there…  These items make some really fun stocking stuffers for your scrapbooking and cardmaking friends and family!

Here’s what we have on there right now… remember, with the Clearance Rack, when it is gone, it is just gone!!  Shop now!



Walking in the Winter Woods…


So here we are again – it’s October, and we are busily making our Christmas cards around here…  sounds early, right?  Actually it isn’t…  We start making our Christmas cards in our classes in July… we make 12 per month, and by the time Thanksgiving comes around, we have 60 handmade cards ready to drop in the mail!  Too good to be true? nope.  We’ve been doing it that way for years now!

In any case, this month we made a great card with one of the newer stamp sets card Winter Woods…  This set also comes as a bundle, but for this card we only used the stamps.  Should you absolutely NEED these stamps for your collection, (and who could blame you??), then I would recommend going ahead and getting the coordinating framelits in the bundle… then you’d have them for all future projects, AND you’d save 10%!  Beat that!  Who knows, I love this set so much I just may show you a few more ways to use this great set…  I have a video for you , and will attach it here, but I want you to pay close attention to how exactly to make the shimmer spray – it’s easy peasy, and you will LOVE what it does for even the simplest card!


yep… that’s all you need to really “Wow!” ’em!

Check this out:

And here are all of the amazing things I used:



Spooky Sweets Buffalo Check!

I love this card!  I would also love to take credit for the awesome design but, sadly, I can’t…  I saw this card online at Inkspired Treasures, made by the creative genius of Connie Babbert, and I just knew I had to play with it.  Connie made her card in greys, black and orange, but I just LOVE bright green and purple cards for Halloween, so I made a few changes of my own…


I also really needed to teach you a few tricks to make this card super simple!  I even made a video lesson for those video learners (of which I am one)…  Note how easy this is using the Stamparatus…  If you don’t have this yet, then you need to get one pronto!!  Christmas card season is upon us, and if you plan on mass-producing some holiday cards, you are going to want this tool to make your life easier!

You have to see this adorable little bat… He is punched out of the brand new black foil paper, and I really can’t get enough!  I will list all of the supplies I used for my version below the video, so be sure to check them all out!

Okay, so here is the video I promised you…

And here is what I used to make this fun little card:



Christmas Quilt Movie Monday AND… FREE SHIPPING (today only)

Good Morning to you, and Happy Monday!  Today is a super-bonus day, like that’s a thing…  Not only is it Movie Monday, with a brand new video on how to make a high impact Holiday card using the Christmas Quilt bundle, but Stampin’ Up! is springing a SURPRISE on us…

Free Shipping… yep, but it is today only, so be sure to head over to my online store and see what you can’t live without… or what would make nice gifts for crafters….  (The easy answer to that is everything.  Crafters love everything).  This free shipping special couldn’t have come at a better time.  If you are ordering gifts for Christmas, you should order them by December 14 to ensure timely delivery… (otherwise you may have to expedite your order, which will cost you more!!)

If you receive this post in your mailbox, you may need to click on the title in order to view the video, and it is worth it!  This card is a cutie!!

Here is what I used in the making of this card (some of it is retiring, including the Quilted Christmas bundle, so order soon – like today, while shipping is FREE!):

Thanks for stopping by!

Painted Harvest – A Christmas Wreath (and video lesson!!)

Happy Friday!!  Fridays are inherently great, but what makes me particularly happy is when I can find an alternate use for something I already have.  That is a crafter’s dream, right?  We walk through the kitchen section of IKEA and realize that their spice jars and racks are PERFECT for holding all of our little embellishments… and so on.

Today is kind of that way.  I am going to teach you to make a Christmas Wreath from a very summer/fall stamp set that we’ve used before… Painted Harvest.  I have a bonus tip for you too!  Be sure to check out the video, and then SUBSCRIBE for my YouTube channel… I have been busy creating for you, and have been working on filming all kinds of great projects for you – you are not going to want to miss any of them!  If you are receiving this post because you have subscribed to my blog, you may not be able to see the video right away…  Just click on the title of the post and it will bring you to the blog post where the video will appear…After the video, be sure to check out the supply list below.  A few of the items I have used in the video will be retiring at the end of this month, and are only available while supplies last – so don’t delay!

Here is what I used:

Thanks again for stopping by!  Come back soon!

2018 Occasions Catalog Preview

I am so excited! One of the coolest benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the ability to preorder stamps, paper and other awesome things from upcoming catalogs. This is a great way for us to be able to make cool samples for you, so that the minute these items are available to our customers, you will have fresh ideas already out there for you!

 My box arrived last night, but I had so much to do, that I didn’t Have a chance to open it – besides, I wanted to share the fun of opening a new box of the upcoming catalog goodies with you!! Grab a cup of coffee and a notebook & pen… you may want to take some notes during the video of some of the products you just won’t be able to live without… and there WILL be a few of those things – just you wait and see… If you have placed orders with me in the last year, you will receive a catalog from me in your mail… if you attend in-person classes with me you will get one in person… but if you have yet to place an order from me, and are looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to call your own…I am here, and you can email me your address and I will ship one out to you…

 In the meantime, check out this video for some sneak peek action!!

If you would like more than $99 of this fabulous merchandise, you should consider joining our happy family and being a part of our team…  I will tell you more about this within the next few days…Just get your wishlists ready!

thanks for stopping by!