Monday, January 8, 2018

Sale-A-Bration has begun.......

Hi All
Wow I can't believe that the Holidays have come and gone without even one blog post....sigh. So Happy New Year right.  I could blame my lack of blog posts on tons of stuff but honestly I just plain hurt. I was trying to figure out what I could do to help make my the chronic pain I live with daily better.  So I visited 2 different surgeons who have both said that I have Degenerative Scoliosis with Arthritis oh boy & yippee!!!! They both agree I need surgery but the last one I saw on the Wednesday before Christmas let me know that I should probably think seriously about having a 3rd back surgery that would fuse my back from T-10 to pelvis if I want to help the chronic pain issue and to stabilize my spine. Of course as with all the other doctors I've seen this past year he wanted more x-rays, another MRI, a bone density test plus another injection into my spine all before he'll see me again to discuss this extensive surgery & my recovery.

In the mean time and because you are here to see cards & Stampin' Up products not hear about my back surgery, I've been trying to get a few things made from the new 2018 Occasions catalog and also Sale-A-Bration so here are a couple of ideas. In the next few days I hope to have a few more for you.  The first is my favorite suite from the Occasions catalog called Painted with Love and there are several products that go with this suite but my favorite is the paper it has gold foil embellishments in it on one side and a retro Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral with touches of Powder Pink and Rich Razzleberry on the other. I fell in love with this suite as soon as I saw it as it brings back memories from my childhood when my mom decorated my room in hot pink and orange. It was a groovy room for sure.

This next one was one of my first picks from the Sale-A-Bration catalog its called Heartfelt Blooms and Stampin' Up has a patent pending on this type of stamp it's called "Disinktive." When using this stamp it lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth & giving you a photographic finish. This card was done using Berry Burst and Basic Black inks. For the sentiment I used the Vertical Greetings stamp set from the annual catalog. Because the Heartfelt Bloom stamp gives such a detailed image I chose not to add any embellishments to this simple thank you card. 

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stamping!!!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stamparatus - 5 Things to know....

Here is the Video I told you about yesterday. I hope once you've seen Carrie work with the Stamparatus you'll want to reserve yours today starting at 2pm MT. If you have questions please let me know by leaving a comment below.

Take care and Until next time Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Stampin' Up Stamparatus is here!!!!!!!!

Hi All
It's been awhile since my last blog post but I hope you will find the wait worth it. I have just returned from Stampin' Up's Onstage (convention) event and can I just say I had my mind blown....For years I've been asking Stampin' Up to consider letting us sell a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI and they have said that they were working on a tool that they thought would be worthy of the Stampin' Up name. Well last weekend they hit out of the park with the Stamparatus. The GIF to the left shows it in action. It's a stamp positioning tool that has 4 stamping surfaces and because of it's unique hinge design it allows you to move the stamp down the paper. It comes with 2 bar style magnets so you don't have to buy those extra and it is open on two sides so you can use any size paper. The cost is $49. Starting November 16th 2017 at 2pm MT you can reserve your very own Stamparatus. They will ship around February 1st 2018. Stampin' UP is doing it this way so that they can notify the manufacturer how many they need in this 1st release there will be 2 more reservation times in the upcoming months so if you don't get yours this time around there will be other times to get it.  I got a chance to see this tool in action and it is AMAZING!!!! Here is another picture showing all the pieces and then tomorrow there will be a video with some other  information you need to know.

To Reserve one of these tools you'll need an account with Stampin' Up in my webstore at You can create that account at any time but remember you can't reserve the tool until November 16th at 2pm MT. I will have a gift for everyone who orders one of these new tools. I'd love to earn your business so if you have any questions or just want a catalog please leave me a comment and I'll get right back to you.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stampin'!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Stampin' Up 2017 Holiday Catalog is LIVE !!!!

Hi All,
Sorry I've been MIA lately but I just moved into my new home in Buckeye AZ on August 5th. As you can imagine  I have been busy unpacking my household goods and get my craft room put together as well as creating samples for my upcoming Holiday Catalog Party.  Here is a video showcasing some of the awesome goodies you'll find in the new holiday catalog. I'd love to earn your business so if you see something in the video you want click on the SHOP NOW button to the right of this post. If you live in the Buckeye AZ area and want to attend my upcoming Holiday Catalog Party please leave me a comment and I'll get the details to you ASAP.  If you don't live in Buckeye AZ and have questions or you just want a catalog please leave me a comment and I will get back to you quickly.

Well that's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time.... Happy Stampin'!!!!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Birthday Delivery Double Slider.....

Hi All,
Today I'm sharing a card I designed using an old technique but with the new Stampin' Up Birthday Memories Suite. The technique is a double slider card which means when you pull the ribbon at the top of the card a panel pops out of the bottom. The stamp set I used from the Suite is called Birthday Delivery. You can find it in the new annual catalog on page 69. I love this Suite not just for the stamp set and new designer series paper but because there is a set of coordinating framelit dies that even work with some of the art work on the designer series paper so that you don't have to fuzzy cut the items like I've had to do in the past with some of the holiday designer series paper.  This Suite not only has designer series paper, stamp set & framelits that all coordinate but it has coordinating ribbon which I did not use on this card as it is for a dear friend who loves dusty pink so Stampin' Up's sweet sugarplum cardstock is great for her and this ribbon is retired but she loves bling so I could not resist using it on this card for her. This is a great example of how the dies coordinate with the stamps. I stamped the little girl & bouquet of flowers in Basic Gray archival ink onto whisper white cardstock. Then I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the images. I used the framelits to cut out the images. I used the largest stitched oval framelits to create the oval that I placed the image on. I then stamped the sentiment onto whisper white cardstock and then using the new Pretty Label punch I punched out the sentiment. I attached the little girl and the flowers to the oval using dimensionsals to give the front of the card loads of dimension. The picture below is what the card looks like when you pull the the ribbon from the top.
I know this picture maybe hard to see the details but it is not easy to photograph once it's open. I'll be putting my message on the bottom insert before I send it to my friend. I'll list all the current supplies below along with a different ribbon choice that is available in the current catalog. If you decide that you want to make one of these cards of your own I have a FREE gift a written PDF tutorial with instructions and supply list . To get this free gift you just need to place an order with me using my July Host code of 7AGBWST3 at my online webstore by July 31st 2017. You can get to my online webstore by clicking on one of the pictures, clicking the shop now icon on the right side of this blog or my going to My store is always open and everything you order will be delivered right to your door. I'd love to earn your business so please let me know if you want a catalog or have any questions.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stampin'

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Bonus Days are here again....

Hi All
Today I just wanted to stop by with a new Stampin' Up promtion. Starting July 1st  2017(yes I'm late with this post) and going through the 31st of July 2017 for every $50 (before shipping and tax) that you spend at Stampin' Up they will email you a $5 discount coupon good for all the products in the new catalog. If you order with me by July 31st 2017 and use my July host code 7AGBWST3 you not only get the special coupon but a special gift and thank you card from me too.

Just when you think it can't get better than getting money for future shopping, Stampin' Up adds another July promotion. They didn't stop with Bonus days this year but are also running a promtion for those of you who want to join Stampin' UP. They are giving you the normal $125 in products of your choice for $99 plus tax in your town, (shipping is always FREE on your starter kit) but wait they are now are also including an additional $72 worth of essential products FREE!!! Now that's the best bundle of all the bundles. You need never sell or buy another thing. They are calling this promotion....

As a demonstrator you get to be in on all the Stampin' Up promotions plus you get to get all the products first and you get a minimum of 20% off all products. I'd  love to earn your business or add you to my team... You can shop and join my team by going to Please let me know if you have any questions.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stampin"!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stampin' UP! Onstage entries

Hi All

Today's posts is a bit different as it is a post to showcase my projects for entry into the Upcoming Stampin' UP! November OnStage Event in Salt Lake City. I am applying to be an OnStage Display Board Stamper. If chosen I would be making display items for the upcoming event in November. So above you will see all the items I have chosen to enter. You have to enter 1 scrapbook page, 3 card fronts and 2 3-D items. So while I've pictured them grouped here, I also want the people who will be choosing to see the entries a little bit better so I've chosen to add separate pictures in this blog post. All the supplies used are Stampin' UP! products. I'd love to earn your business so if you would like a catalog please leave me a comment & I will get one to you quickly.

So here is a close up look at the items I've chosen for entry.

6x8 Scrapbook Page.

 3-D projects.

     Card Fronts

Well that's it for today. Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the web. Take care and until next time Happy Stampin'!