Sunday, January 24, 2016


I am thrilled with the offerings for SALEABRATION from SU!  I have earned a few items for FREE with purchase and the HONEYCOMB HAPPINESS set is one of them. This cute little chickadee is adorable and I can use this little bird for EASTER or for other occasions, such as valentine's day, birthdays, teacher appreciation, get well and so much more.

Honeycomb Happiness Clear-Mount Stamp Set 141291
Price: $0.00

Happiness is a fluffy chick. And ice cream. And balloons! Top off these images with a Honeycomb Embellishment to amp up the happiness to giddly levels.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 6 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, d, h
I stamped this adorable bird and his balloon with BASIC BLACK ARCHIVAL INK from SU!  This is great ink because it allows one to watercolor the images without drawing the black and staining the applied watercolors.  I watercolored using my SU! AQUAPAINTERS and used assorted ink colors right from the pads.

The sentiment THEY SAY IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY is from the SU! stamp set SUITE SAYINGS and it's a great one to have. It's from the SU! OCCASIONS CATALOG which is available now.

Banners are hot so I added two to the card attached with white twine.  The DSP is BIRTHDAY BOUQUET from SU!.

Make this one of your FREE gifts from SU! All Saleabration items are FREE with QUALIFYING purchase.

Happy Saleabration!

Saturday, January 16, 2016


This is the BEST time of the year to create!  It's especially great because SU! has a tremendous SALE going on. It's called SALEABRATION. When you make a qualifying purchase from SU! you choose a qualifying item for free.  The gifts are super. Check out the OCCASIONS catalog and the SALEABRATION catalogs and all you get for FREE right HERE!

In the meantime, I'm crafting and creating like crazy. And...when it's cold outside, it's fun to be inside where it's cozy and warm with cool music playing and hot chocolate stirring and having a great time using new products and stamps!

Today I'm playing with BALLOON CELEBRATION.  I used my boldest bright colors for the balloons on this card.

And here's another card using the balloons.

 I curved the CONGRATULATIONS stamp in the set to stamp it.
I also used the WINK OF STELLA in gold to highlight the balloons
in this card and the cards featured in the next photo.

This first card uses the NEW stamp set BALLOON CELEBRATION.  I love these balloons.  I've done a lot of cool samples with them and I want to share them today. This card was included in my mailings to customers and friends I mailed the catalogs to.

This is one heck of a stamp set.  It's got so much included inside.  Look at all these wonderful SU! stamps.

Balloon Celebration Photopolymer Stamp Set 140675
Price: $26.00

Float some good wishes. Or arrange a relaxing get-together with friends. This set has a bounty of thoughts and images to convey whatever you want to say.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don't have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 28 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, d, h

Balloon Bouquet Punch 140609
Price: $18.00

One punch, two sizes of balloons!

Punches are a quick and easy way to add interest and depth to your projects. And there’s no better way to cut out stamped images—many of our stamp sets have coordinating punches. Our punches are high quality, affordable, and easy to use.

* Small balloon: 1" x 1-3/8" | 2.5 x 3.5 cm
* Large balloon: 1-5/8" x 1-11/16" | 4.1 x 4.2 cm
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

I especially love the the sentiment "COME LET US SIT TOGETHER AND DRINK"
Then there are many options of what to drink. One of the options is HOT CHOCOLATE!  Woo Hoo!
And one of the options is COFFEE, another WOO HOO, and an option for CHAMPAGNE! You need this stamp set for these words alone!!!

And of course, there are lots of coordinating stamp sets and framelits in the catalog as well as the SALEABRATION stamps and products that coordinate with this.  Look at the coffee stains stamp above.  So cool!

There's also a coordinating balloon punch and you can purchase that with the stamp set as a BUNDLE and save 15% off the total.

Any purchase that totals $50 US prior to s/h, will earn you a SALEABRATION item.  And SU! has kept this qualifying amount for all of the years I've been at SU! which is over 15.  Love all the products and you will too.

Check out my DEMONSTRATOR BUSINESS WEBSITE HERE for ordering or just to see more ideas and to view the catalogs!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


It's a Remarkable Saleabration and Occasions Blog Tour! I immediately fell in love with BIRTHDAY BLOOMS from the NEW OCCASIONS catalog.  I was thrilled to be able to order it a little early and play with it.  I embossed the large blossom on SU! vellum card stock.  It's heavier than regular vellum and I like that.  I used gold embossing powder by SU!  I also embossed the sentiment from the same set.

Behind the vellum I stamped the large blossom several times in BLUSHING BRIDE ink on BLUSHING BRIDE card stock. It's the color of the season. Just look inside the catalog.  I also stamped the heart border from the set but that is in strawberry slush.  It becomes slightly lighter with the vellum on top of it.  I also stamped the image on the envelope and added the sentiment.  There are infinite possibilities with this stamp set. The blossom can be stamped by itself or you can color it in.

Here's a close up of the card. You can see it even closer if you click on the image.
Don't hesitate to stamp the inside of the card.  I also love the gold 1/8 inch ribbon, also from SU! It really adds more elegance to the card.

I also created this card with the set that we made at Cindy's home this past weekend.  Lisa and I met her and created lots of cards.

I love to stamp on the inside of the card and Cindy taught me to add a strip of designer paper to the inside as well.  I love getting a surprise inside the card.

Here's what's included in this set.

Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set 140658
Price: $19.00 (this set also comes in wood mount at a slightly higher cost)

Send your best bloomin' wishes for birthdays or any day. This set comes with a birthday sentiment, but you'll use it all year long.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 8 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, e, i

Now head on over to the Next Remarkable Stamper Michelle Reynolds.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I cased this card somewhat from Pinterest and don't remember exactly from whom it originated.  I changed the embellishment.  The original I think had a tag.  I added a deco label and a sentiment on a die cut circle.  I love this new designer paper from Stampin Up! It's called BIRTHDAY BOUQUET.  I really didn't want to add too many more designer papers to my collection but SU! makes it really difficult.  The designs are so gorgeous.  This paper has floral patterns, balloons and celebratory patterns.  The sentiment is from a NEW stamp set from the Occasions catalog called HAPPY HOME that we were given at ON STAGE.  I love this card. It's really fun and it was not difficult at all.
Note that I cut out one of the balloons from the designer paper to put next to the sentiment. This is one of a lot of cards Lisa and Cindy and I created this past Saturday at a fun friend gathering at Cindy's.
On the inside of the card I stamped balloons from the NEW stamp set BALLOON CELEBRATION and I also used a sentiment from a stamp set you might miss in the BIG SU! CATALOG called ALL BOXED UP p63.  It's such a cool sentiment set and only $13 US.

Monday, January 11, 2016


I love this stamp set.  It will be arriving Weds.  I can't wait.  It's the BOTANICAL BLOOMS Bundle from SU!. See this You Tube to see what is so special about this bundle.

I can't wait to make these projects.  


As I'm taking down my Christmas cards that I have displayed, I look at each one again and then read through the sentiments that friends and family wrote.  I also take photos of some of the picture cards and use the photos for the picture on my iphone of the sender for their caller ID.  I forgot where I got that idea, but it may have been from Becky Higgins several years ago.  I love to look at the cards and read them over.  I noticed mine and realized I never shared it. So as we close the Christmas season. Here's my card and a wish for all to have a very blessed new year.

The silent night stamp set by SU! has now retired.  Many good wishes to those looking for it on the secondary market. However, keep your eye out. If SU! has any left over, they sometimes sell these retired sets on clearance and that will be coming probably in Feb or March but you just never know, it could be even sooner.

Sunday, January 10, 2016


My friend Rita had a special day this weekend. This is the card and envelope that I stamped and created for her.  I love these wooden embellishment words.  I left this one plain but you can color them or emboss them or glitter them  Hope your day was great Rita.

Friday, January 8, 2016


The Most Wonderful Time of the SU! year is here!  And guess what SU! has lowered the price of the 3 month MY PAPER PUMPKIN subscription. It's priced perfectly so that if you buy the 3 month subscription, you will receive a FREE SALEABRATION item of your choice.  This is Terrific News!  I've just placed my order for one for myself and will do a few more to cover the year so that I can earn lots of saleabration items.  MY PAPER PUMPKIN has been amazing. The kits are now selling out within minutes of going on sale (example - December's Calendar Kit! - you now have to find it on the open market! WOW! I don't want to pay more for it!  and I don't want to miss out on the EXCLUSIVE STAMP SETS that come with the kits and all of the embellishments!). Click the MY PAPER PUMPKIN boxes below to see the flyer.
And here is the video showing the DECEMBER 2015 KIT which was an amazing calendar.  This is the KIT that sold out immediately.  I love the CALENDAR stamps and no doubt that is why everyone wants the kit. Check out the video just for the ideas and the inspiration alone.

Here are some examples of previous kits.  I made the NOV 2014 kit cards for some local friends.  I loved how these were already die cut, that the stamps, glue dots, twine, embellishments, washi tape, etc was included. I used the tags in 2014 with my gifts for colleagues at work.

The Sept. 2014 kit was amazing.  I loved the burlap printed bags.  My friend Cindy actually cut some of them apart and made them into embellishments for cards and 3D projects.  The stamp set I will have forever.

This August 2014 kit had the words die cut on them.  I made some of the cards into project life and scrapbook pages.  I loved the unique envelopes that came inside the kit.
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription 137859
Price: $59.85 $55.00
Enjoy a prepaid three-month delivery of Stampin' Up!’s subscription kit program. A fully designed project kit will arrive each month with stamps, ink, and paper–everything ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting.

After you order, you’ll receive a code via e-mail to redeem your subscription at
 Paper Pumpkin
Here are some SALEABRATION SAMPLES for you to enjoy.

Click HERE to see the SALEABRATION brochure.

Thursday, January 7, 2016


It's an amazing time of the year!  It's SALEABRATION!  See my previous post for more details.  However... For every $50 US you can receive a FREE SALEABRATION item.  Enjoy these great samples from the Botanicals line.  If you purchase the BUNDLE #140819 you receive 15% off and you can select BOTANICALS FOR YOU #141237 for FREE or any other saleabration product.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Hip Hip Hooray!  It's Saleabration!  For every $50 US you purchase (not including tax/shipping) you will receive a FREE SALEABRATION item of your choice.  It's the most wonderful time of the crafting year!  There are so many cool items in the NEW CATALOG.  The Saleabration items are awesome and I'm hoping to earn most of them.  Some are time limited so please check them out. Also, there are several items that will sell incredibly fast (not necessarily sell out) but will take a little longer if you do not order quickly - like the NUMBER FRAMELITS and the NEW HONEYCOMB embellishments.  I put both of these on the order that I just sent in this am.  But don't worry, I'll have plenty more orders going in.  This catalog and SALEABRATION period is awesome.  Thanks as always for allowing me to be your SU! demonstrator!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time with The Occasions

Woo hoo! One of Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotions of the year begins today! It’s time for the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!  Starting today, you can order all of those wonderful products you have added to your Wish List AND earn  FREE products from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, too!


Sale-A-Bration starts TODAY, January 5th, and ends March 31st.  It provides you with THREE ways to earn FREE products!
  1.  Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products for every $50 (before shipping and tax) you spend.  Check out the choices in the SALEABRATION catalog.  NOTE ALSO - that MY PAPER PUMPKIN 3 month subscriptions are on sale for $55!!! You can select this and get a FREE SALEABRATION item to go with MY PAPER PUMPKIN!
  2.  Place on on-line order of $250 or more (before shipping and tax), and receive an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards.  You will still earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 you spend.
  3.  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and get up to $155 in your choice of Stampin’ Products.  Shipping is FREE and you receive $56 additional in FREE product.  Once you join, stock up on your favorite Stampin’ Up! items at a discount.  If you have a big Wish List…this is the way to go!  I would LOVE to have you join me!  JUST CLICK HERE and then go to JOIN THE FUN.
Join the Fun is located at the top of the webpage on the right hand side.

Don’t be disappointed… The three Sale-A-Bration items pictured on pages 16 – 19 are ONLY available through February 15, 2016. EMAIL ME HERE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.