Monday, October 8, 2018

Christmas Card Buffet 2018

I'm super excited to share with you the details of my Christmas Card Buffet that's coming on Friday, November 2nd

Here are the details:
  • This is a "come & go" event meaning that you can show up at my home anytime between 9am and 9pm. You will not need the whole time to create your cards but you may need up to 2-3 hours.
  • Choose from 10 different designs using current products from the 2018-2019  Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog and the 2018 Holiday Catalog.
  • Cost is $15 for a minimum of 6 cards then $2 for every additional card. Cost covers all supplies needed.
  • Sign up's begin today, October  8th and will end on Monday, October 22nd. 
  • Payment is due at the time of RSVP. 
The following samples are the designs you get to choose from. Remember that you are free to choose any design so long as you get a total of 6 (minimum) cards to create.

*Please note: Design #3 is a gift card holder and Design #5 is a money holder.

 Here's a closer look at each design:

Once you have an idea of what designs you'd like, sign up by e-mailing me at the link on the top right of this page with the following:
  1. Design number you choose
  2. Quantity of each design you choose
  3. Time range you expect to attend 
  4. Paying with PayPal, Venmo or Zelle?
Once I receive your information, I will then send you a request for payment via PayPal, Venmo or mobile banking with Zelle (view participating banks here).

To-Go Option
I've had a few people request for a To-Go option and I'm happy to announce that I will provide this. For To-Go kits:

  • If you are local and want to do a porch-pickup, let me know and I can hold for you. 
  • If you would like the kit mailed to your home, please add $7 for shipping.
  • Any designs you choose will be cut and stamped for you. All you need to do is assemble. 
  • You will need to provide your own tape adhesive, glue dots and dimensionals.

Sign up by e-mailing me at the link on the top right of this page with the following:
  1. Design number you choose
  2. Quantity of each design you choose
  3. Porch pick up OR mail? If mailed, please provide the mailing address.
  4. Paying with PayPal, Venmo or Zelle?

Please feel free to contact me for any questions. I'm always happy to help!
Until next time...

Saturday, September 22, 2018

JOY Luminaire

I had a blast today with some fellow Stampin' UP! demonstrators at my upline's team meeting! We cannot have a team meeting unless we do swaps...feels like Christmas every time!

For my swap creation I decided to make a 3D project this time around instead of a card. 
This is what I call the JOY luminaire.

 All four sides of the luminaire are the same. 
This did take some time to create and put together but I'm pretty happy with the outcome.
Feel free to download the pdf of my tutorial on the Tutorials and Cheat Sheets tab at the top of this page. 

If you have any questions contact me by clicking on my "e-mail me" icon at the top of this page.

Until next time...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

2018 Holiday Catalog by Stampin' UP!

Here we go! The 2018 Holiday Catalog has arrived and I can't wait for you to have a ball as you page through it! Like many of you, I want it ALL!!!

Stampin' UP! has done the awesome job of putting together some short videos that feature some of the products or suites in the catalog below:

Are you super excited yet?!! I know I am....

If you would like your own personal copy of the catalog mailed to your home, please contact your local demonstrator. If you don't have one, I am very happy to mail one out to you at no cost! Simply click on the "e-mail me" link at the top right of this page to request a catalog.

Scissor Rewards!
Be sure to click the Rewards tab at the top of this page to learn more on how to earn a FREE stamp set for every order you place that is $50 or more.

Be sure to include code  SCMKEM2T when you place your online order at my Online Store.

Christmas Card Buffet Coming Soon!!!
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 2nd from 9am to 5pm for my Christmas Card Buffet! This event is my most popular one. Here are the details:
  • This is a "come & go" event meaning that you can show up anytime between 9am and 5pm. You will not need the whole time to create your cards.
  • Choose from 10 different designs using products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog.
  • Sign up/RSVP will be available starting on October 1st and end on October  26th. I will provide you with all the design options on October 1st.
  • Cost is $15 for a minimum of 6 cards then $2 for every additional card. Payment is due during the time you sign up. I accept Credit Card, PayPal, Zelle, or cash.
  • I will provide some holiday snacks and music! We will have a great time!

That's all I have for you today!
Please feel free to contact me at anytime if you have any questions!

Until Next Time...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Join the Stampin' UP! Family

Let's face it and embrace it....the month of July is amongst us! Phewee!!! 
July is a great month to get you started on your Stampin' UP! journey. 
There's many great opportunities that you can take advantage of when you purchase the New Demonstrator kit this month.

  • If you LOVE all the Stampin' UP! products and would like to share what you love, then the New Demonstrator's kit is for you! As a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, you'll teach others how to be creative using high quality stamps, ink, and paper, as well as embellishments, specialized tools, beautiful project kits, and more!
  • If you LOVE all the Stampin' UP! products but you don't necessarily want to teach others yet still get the benefits of being a demonstrator, then the New Demonstrator's kit is for you too!!! You may be a part of the Stampin' UP! family as a Hobbyist.
  • Starter Kits are a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products, and Stampin' UP! throws in business supplies and free shipping as an added bonus.
    • This month only, when you sign up for the Demonstrator kit, you will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' pads in addition to your starter kit.

  • Another amazing option this month when you sign up for the Demonstrator kit, is to include the Color Your Season Limited-time products.
    • The products available for order are: Blended seasons stamp set, Stitched Season Framelits, and 10 new watercolor pencils.

  • What are the benefits of being a demonstrator, you may be asking?
    • You will receive 20% discount on all Stampin' UP products.
    • You will receive the exclusive demonstrator catalog called Stampin' Success every quarter.
    • You are able to pre-order new products/catalogs to come, ahead of everyone else.
    • You will have access to information, updates, business resources, and events at all times.
    • You will be able to participate in and/or attend demonstrator events around the world. 
    • You get to create as little or as much as you'd like with these amazing products and share it with whomever you choose.
    • You aren't obligated to meeting a minimum sales quota for the 1st quarter that you join. From the 2nd quarter and thereafter, you will need to meet a minimum sales of $300 every quarter in order to remain active.
      • if for any reason, you decide that you are not able to meet the minimum quarterly sales, you will simply lose demonstrator-ship status. There are NO penalties.
As always, you are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions about being a demonstrator. I've been doing this for 7 years now and wouldn't change it for anything. The great news is that you can customize your "demonstrator-ship" and  amount of involvement to your liking.

If you're ready to join the Stampin' UP! family, click on "Join" on this link.

Until next time....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018-2019 Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog

My deepest apologies for the lateness of my post. As you may already know, time flies!

I have been very impressed by this year's Stampin' UP! Annual Catalog. I continue to be IN LOVE with all the products contained within the catalog!

Here are the TOP 10 PRODUCTS that I recommend to you (this is very hard to keep it to just 10)!
  1. Simply Shammy on page 206 - The reusable stamp cleaning mat is simply awesome! You can store it in a clear mount case.

  1. Stamparatus on page 207 - this is a must-have tool for all! You can perfectly align stamp images and stamp multiple times quickly and precisely.

  1. Stampin' Blends on page 205 - These are alcohol-based dual-tip markers that blend like a champ! Gotta have ALL of these, but PLEASE keep in mind that the "new" colors are not available until mid-month.

  1. In Color collections on page 183 - These colors are trendy and fun! I recommend getting the whole collection: stampin' pads, stampin' write markers, cardstock, and ribbon.

  1. Share What You Love Suite on page 177 - Every single product in that suite is absolutely stunning!

  1. Picked For You on page 171 - I personally have many teacher-friends and will definitely be using this stamp set to create some fun teacher gifts.

  1. Tranquil Textures Suite on page 155 - I love this suite because of the textures and colors used in it. Can't wait to play with it.

  1. Nature's Poem Suite on page 143 - Same as the other suites, I love the textures and colors....especially that twine!

  1. Itty Bitty Greetings on page 46 - This stamp set takes place of Teeny Tiny Wishes and it's pretty awesome with all the different fonts and occasions.
  1. Varied Vases on page 45 - There is so much versatility in this stamp set and when you pair it with the coordinating punch, it's the best!

I'd also love to share with you a document I created for all the designer paper in the catalog. I like to print it out and use it when I work on projects for a quick reference.

I hope you've been enjoying the new products and catalog! If you haven't received your very own copy of the catalog, please contact your local demonstrator. If you don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to help you in any way I can and provide you with your copy of the catalog.

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Share What You Love Product Suite

It's May 1st and a wonderful promotion has been released early before the new Stampin' UP! 2018-2019 catalog on June 1st! 

The Share What You Love Suite is perfect for every level of crafting. You can choose from 4 different bundles: 

  • Just Getting Started Bundle
  • A Little More, Please Bundle
  • Gotta Have It All Bundle
  • 2018-2020 In Color ink pad Bundle

The 1st three Bundles features FREE items. You can view the the PDF by clicking on the link below.

PDF of Share What You Love Flyer

Some details that I want to highlight for you:

  • You may order items A la carte as shown on the 1st page of the PDF.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator starter kit.
  • Bundles are only available until May 31st.
  • The new 2018-2020 In-color collection is also available for ordering & it's at a discount!
  • The bundles are exclusive to this promotion and you won’t be able to enjoy the discounted price or FREE items when the 2018–2019 annual catalog comes out.

Here are some gorgeous samples using the bundles...

View the bundles in action in the video below

To order a bundle for yourself, contact your local demonstrator or if you don't have one, feel free to contact me at You may also choose to order at My Online Store.

If you have any questions or comments, I'm happy to respond and help! 

Until next time... 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2018 Graduation Money Holder

After taking a long hard look at the new Around the Corner stamp set as shown below from the Stampin' UP! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog (coming June 1st), it finally hit me....
I have a young brother graduating from High School this year and I could use this stamp set to create a little something for him.

AROUND THE CORNER stamp set (coming June 1st)

 I used a favorite returning macaroon as my main color and added some crumb cake and some night of navy. I used the popular eclipse technique on this project too. I love it!!!

I'm sure if I stuff this pocket with as many 20's as I can fit on there, my brother will be happy!

  • use the eclipse technique: stamp the cardstock to add a background, cut out the letters you desire, adhere the letters back in place of the cutout using dimensionals. Be sure to keep ALL the pieces you cut out. There's lots of videos and tutorials on Pinterest or Youtube you can view.
  • to create the pocket, I used a piece of crumb cake cardstock and cut it to 7 1/4"x7 1/4" then scored it at 1/2" then at 3 7/8". the overall size after you fold it is 3 3/8"x 7 1/4".
  • the inside crumb cake piece measures 3 1/4"x 6 3/4". 

  • mint macaroon
  • night of navy
  • mint macaroon cardstock
  • crumb cake cardstock
  • whisper white cardstock
  • Around the Corner
  • Sunshine Sayings
  • Alphabet rotary stamp (retired)
  • Big Shot
  • Large Letters framelits
  • 1/4" copper trim 

I can't wait to share some more new catalog projects and items with you as we approach the Catalog release on June 1st. Contact your local demonstrator if you'd like to receive a new catalog. Otherwise, I'd be happy to provide you one. Please e-mail me at the e-mail link on the top right of this page.

Also, be sure to check out the Retiring List and Clearance Rack and grab your favorites before they're gone.

Until next time...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Welcoming the 2018 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-bration Promotion

Happy 2018!!!
Stampin' UP! leads the new year with new and exciting products from the 2018 Occasions catalog and it's fellow Sale-a-bration promotion.

When you sale-a-brate with a product purchase of $50 or more, you receive a special Sale-a-bration item for FREE! 

Click on the images below to view the PDF of each catalog/brochure.

NOTE: Catalog runs from January 3rd through May 31st 

Get a glimpse of the Occasions catalog products on the video below by Stampin' UP!... 

The Heartfelt Blooms stamp set has already been a popular Sale-a-bration item with demonstrators and I'm sure it will also be a big hit with everyone else! Check it out...

Click HERE for all the videos of featured products in the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.

Be sure to take advantage of my Coordinating Colors Chart below to help you along with your projects as your create.

This color chart is also available under the 
Tutorials & Cheat Sheets Tab at the top of this page.

If you would like to receive a copy of the catalog and SAB brochure, feel free to contact me at or you can start shopping at my Online Store

Enjoy!~ until next time...

Friday, September 1, 2017

The 2017 Holiday Catalog

September 2017 is among us and Stampin' UP! is making your first day feel the excitement of the fall season and the upcoming Holidays.

Feast your eyes on the beautiful Holiday catalog.....

If you're a long time Stampin' UP! follower, you should know that they do not disappoint with their catalogs and products. 

I've created a resource for you to reference the Designer Paper patterns and colors. I create this for myself at every catalog and is quite useful. A tip is to print the PDF in high quality resolution (ONLY if you're printing a couple).

Check out all their Holiday videos to introduce you to the new catalog. Let's start with the yummy Designer Series Paper (DSP).

There's so many more videos to see! Click HERE.

Merry Patterns Host Promotion
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  • Through the month of September only, If you place an order at my online store using hostess code ZGTP7TVA, I will enter you into a drawing to receive FREE hostess rewards PLUS the Merry Patterns stamp set as shown below. 
  • Offer expires September 29th.
  • The grand total order from all orders received needs to equal $300 or more.
  • Hostess code is to be entered in the field under the Special Offers section of the shopping bag.

I look forward to seeing what others create with these beautiful products! 
If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Holiday Catalog, please contact your local demonstrator. If you don't have one, feel free to contact me and I will send you a copy at no cost to you!

Until next time....

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin, Positively Picturesque, is so soft and simple. I really enjoyed putting every.single.card together! Go ahead and watch this month's video.

Here's my take on the this month's Paper Pumpkin:

"Love You" Card
I decided to use my new 1/2" finely woven ribbons in powder pink and lemon lime twist instead of the provided rectangle pieces in order to give it some more texture.

 I finished the inside of the card off to match the card front with some more 1/2" finely woven ribbon.

"Hooray" Card
I made a couple of changes on this card. 
First, I added the sun image aside from the starburst image for some more "pop".
Second, I placed some 1/2" finely woven Tranquil Tide ribbon behind the "It's your day" label. 
Third, I punched out the label with our Classic Label Punch.

I finished the inside of the card off to match the card front with "Happiest  Birthday" from the Cool Treats stamp set.

"Hello Friend" Card
This is probably my favorite card. I love the mountain wood element, this picture doesn't really do it justice.
Only a few changes on this card:
One, I added a strip of washi tape to the top of the card front.
Two, I stamped and then fussy cut the tulip flower to place next to the label.
Three, I punched out the label with the classic label punch.

I finished the inside of the card with some washi tape, a tulip and the phrase "you're the best".

"You're the Best" Card
This card front didn't change much. I did add some washi tape to the top edge of the card front then decided to stamp the phrase in lemon lime twist and punch it out with my retired word window punch.

Again, I finished off the inside of the card to match the front.

If you enjoyed viewing these cards, you really should give Paper Pumpkin a try. I've been a happy customer since I started! It really does make your crafting experience so much easier since all the guesswork is done for you.

It's very refreshing and relaxing when you get to work on these fun kits!


In honor of today's post, I am giving away this Paper Pumpkin Kit - Birthday Bundle (May 2015). Comes as complete as can be! Yes, the stamp set comes with, not pictured.

Please comment on this blogpost and tell me what's your favorite Paper Pumpkin Kit thus far?  Please post your comments by Friday, July 21st. I will randomly select 1 person and announce the winner on Saturday July 22nd.

If you are interested in learning more about Paper Pumpkin, go to .
If you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask me! I'm always happy to help!

Until next time...