Wednesday, July 11, 2018

August Stamp Camp

Hey Stamp Campers, we are trying something different for August. We are stamping on Saturday, August 4th from 10am- 2pm. Make sure to let us know if you are coming so we can cut paper for you. We have all ordered new stamp sets for you to create fun cards with us.
Contact me by August 1, to save your seat and send payment by check or pay pal to to confirm your reservation. Camp fee after August 1st is $31

We just had our July Stamp Camp and we had a lot of fun.  I always create cute name tags and these are the ones I made for July.  I will let you know what I come up with for August.  I do love typewriters, it reminds me of the first book my husband wrote on a typewriter before we had computers (yes I know I am telling how ancient we are!!!  :)   Join us at our August stamp camp and get your cute name tag. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out our Stampin'  Cruise for next March 2019
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Check out the ship details etc.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fabulous Joining Offer From Stampin' UP!


Start the fireworks early and take advantage of this great recruiting promotion for the whole month of July.
Join my team and Stampin’ UP! July 1st- July 31th and receive FREE INK PAD FAMILY, in addition to the usual $125 in products of your choice, catalogs, a free paper pumpkin kit and FREE SHIPPING  ALL FOR $99 You are going to love the new style ink pad.
Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018
  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors. (a $70+ offer)
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • New demonstrators who submit their IDA before July 1 or after July 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.
Order Deadlines
  • Phone: July 31, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: July 31, 2018; 11:59 PM (MT)

l have team members across the US and would love to have you join us.  We meet in person for those close by and on line for those far away.  We have lots of fun and always find time to stamp and travel together.  If you join now you can register to go to the FABULOUS ON STAGE CONFERENCE IN NOVEMBER to celebrate Stampin' UP! 30th year.  I know you will love to join my team on a fun trip to Orlando, FL so all you have to do it CLICK HERE and you will be on my Stampin' UP! website to join my team.


Stampin’ Up! Is having their buy 3 get one free promotion from July 1-31st. This is a Great time to have a paper share with your friends buy four packs of DSP ( limited to the designs shown in the flyer) for the price of three. Please contact me for information


GREAT NEWS!! Especially for my friends that love to color.
The Stampin' Blends are now available in the new colors. I will be placing an order tomorrow, let me know if you need anything. You can view the colors on Page 205 in the Annual Catalog. Use host code # 2K7C633C to order on line when you order $50 or more for a gift from me.

What an amazing month July will be.  Check out my JULY CLASS SCHEDULE HERE!

Or on the events page above at the top of my page!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Rich and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary June 1st, we can't believe it. It seems like yesterday.  Our sons Chris and Eric treated us all to a 4 day getaway to St. Augustine, FL at a bed and breakfast and we all had a fabulous time.  It was the first time we have all stayed in the same place away from home.  They both could not get off in June so we celebrated in April.  It was amazing.

Do you know how hard it is to get 6 adults to wear the same colors?  :)  This photo was taken on the upstairs veranda. In back is Chrissy, (son Eric), (son Chris), Elizabeth and of course Rich and I seated.

Just the boys and us.  Love this photo. 

Chris and Eric
Just the two of us!

Southern Wind B&B

 We took in the St. Augustine Distillery on our trolley tour.

Of course I saved this for my scrapbook. :)

 Did a little tasting!  YUM

 We were waiting outside the distillery for the trolley and you have to love this brotherly love going on here. Always clowning around.

Some things never change, they are such cut ups.  :)

Lunch first day at The Floridian.

On another day we went to the St. Augustine Escape room. It was a lot of fun but I am pretty sure us old folks held them back. :)

This was our last night dinner, what a fun time together.

At night we met in the living room with our robes on and played cards together. That was a blast!!!

I thought I would share a little about my non Stampin' UP! world with you.  Thanks for stopping by and come back again to see what I have been stamping.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

NC Demos June Blog Hop - My Favorite New Stamp Set

When I saw the theme for this month (My Favorite New Stamp Set) I wasn't sure which set was my favorite and then I looked at what I have been teaching lately I decided it must be Abstract Impressions.

Here are a couple of things I have made with this cute stamp set.

The card below was a swap card I made and swapped with demos across the US.

This was my work in progress.  Sometimes I just have to take a picture of the process to make me appreciate all the work that does into a swap. The great thing is I make 20 cards just alike and send them to a swap coordinator and she sends us all back 20 different cards.  That way we have 20 different ideas to share with our customers/friends/family.  It is great inspiration for creating something similiar by adding one more thing or changing something.  It is a great jumping off place for us to start.

I used the same set when I made name tags at our June Stamp Camp.  Faith is onE my team and was one of the presenters and I made our name tags using Abstract Impressions and the adorable Stitched Labels Framelits ( I just love the part that looks like a doily. )  So many possibilities. 

Here were all the demonstrators in blue and the stamp campers in red.

Be sure to check out Toni's blog to see what her favorite new stamp set is!

Click on each name for blog hop!

Click the image below to get more details and larger image.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2018


I am having a hard time writing a title to my blog today. I am over excited about 2 things, first it is Rich and my 50th wedding anniversary. It seems like yesterday! I will post more about our celebration with our children and their wives in April.

Now on to the catalog, it goes live today!!! We can all order at 2pm EST June 1st.

I have been pre-ordering lots of new stamps, ink and paper lately and can't wait to share with my customers this Sunday at our NEW CATALOG STAMP CAMP. I will post our projects after our event. Tonight I have been working on cute name tags and will show you those later too.

Here is the new catalog and I know  you are going to love it as much as I do.

Our new 2018-19 IN COLORS. 

This is a card I made recently for a cross country card swap using new products.  I love the Asbstract Impressions stamp set. It has so many possibilities.


This is a quick card from Stampin' UP!  I love it, clean and simple. 

Thanks for stopping by!  DON'T FORGET JUNE HOST CODE FOR ON LINE ORDERS UNDER $150 IS YXQQTD6H   When you use my host code you will get a gift from me at the end of the month.  Contact me if you have any questions. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Last day to order from 2017-18 Catalog

Make sure you have everything you want from the current catalog since many stamps and other items are retiring. Contact me if you have any questions or go HERE to my Stampin' UP! website to check out the current catalog because today is the last day to order.

That is amazing.

Friday June 1st at 2pm EST we can order from the new catalog.  If you don't have a demonstrator that you are working with let me know if you need a catalog.  US only


Have you ever wanted to try all the new designer papers in the catalog. Check our my paper share.
New 2018-2019 Catalog Paper Share Includes:
180 Pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from 13 new packs of designer paper from the 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! Catalog Check out pages 188-191
Cost: $49.95 per paper share + $6.70 Priority Shipping ~ Local- Courtyard pick up no shipping!
180 6x6 sheets include:
• Tea Room Specialty paper = 24 sheets
• Broadway Bound Specialty paper = 12 sheets
• Share What You Love Specialty paper = 24 sheets
• Graceful Glass Vellum = 12 sheets
• Twinkle Twinkle = 12 sheets
• Under the Mistletoe = 12 sheets
• Nature's Poem = 12 sheets
• Petal Promenade = 12 sheets
• Tranquil Tide = 12 sheets
• Animal Expedition = 12 sheets
• Best Route = 12 sheets
• Garden Impressions = 12 sheets
• Tropical Escape = 12 sheets
This share does not include: Laser cut specialty paper (no way to cut this in 6x6), Wood Textures (this is not new), or the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals or In Color 6x6 sheets pg 191
How To Reserve your New Catalog Paper Share:
email me at with the following info:
* your name
* your address and phone #
* the email address you use for PayPal
* subject line: 2018-2019 paper share
I will put you on the reservation list and send a Paypal invoice.
Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 6/5/18
U.S. addresses only
June 5th I will email PayPal invoices to everyone who has reserved a share, as each group of 4 fills up.
June 6, 2018: I will place a Stampin' UP! order for all the paper for everyone who has Paid their invoice.
June 15 - 18, 2018: I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper for you.
Beginning June 18th: I will print Paypal labels, and Paper Shares will be mailed back out, if there are no backorders.
$49.95 for 180 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper
+ $6.70 shipping: Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking (OR IF YOU LIVE LOCAL NO SHIPPING FROM ME)
* if you don't have Paypal, you can pay the Paypal invoice with your credit or debit card
What is a paper share?
When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order the new 12x12 and 6x6 packs of designer paper from the new Stampin' UP! catalog and cut them up, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the new sheets listed above in this post!! This usually costs you about 1/4 the price of buying all the new papers. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!  Let me know if you have any questions.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

NC Demos May Blog Hop - How Do You Organize?

Wow what a challenge.  This month our hop theme is how do we organize our space and Stampin' UP! products.  I don't think I do to much different than anyone else but thought I would give it a try.  I have been working on swaps, stamp camp for June 3rd and a Sunshine SU Demo group meeting that will be in Vero Beach on June 9th.  So I have needed to work on my space anyway and did a little organizing since I  to need to change new products for the retired ones.

For my first photo was of some of my elements I was working on this week for a swap I am in. 

I saw recently on a fb group that another demo puts those strips  of card stock in a jar- you know the ones we are always cutting off card stock when we are making cards that are perfect for smaller sentiments.   So for the this is the 1/2 inch wide stripe I had saved and used for my thank you on my card.

On a second look at the photo below you will notice I have an aqua tin with my clear blocks in them at my finger tips. I have to clear block storage caddy but I like to use that when I am going to an event and wanted something open on my desk for daily usage

The aqua basket on my desk holds cleaning mist and adhesive.  (again at my finger tips)  My desk is a table with no drawers so I have to use what I have.  :)

This is my space which is where my dinning room used to be.  It works for us anyway!  The Ikea bookcase holds most of my stuff.  You will see my stamp sets on the top shelf but I have my new 2018-19 stamp sets on my desk on a small wooden bookcase type organizer.  I have the retiring Stampin' UP! ink pad carousel for my ink pads right now but we have more ink pads with the new catalog and I am sure how I am going to do something different soon.

Below I have my punches from Stamp n Storage and I do love that they have a slot for each of them, I use to have them on a shelf and every time I wanted one I would have to lift off the one above to pull the one I wanted.  NOTE TO SELF, PAINT THESE WHITE!

These 3 drawer pieces are from Walmart and I have had them forever. Sometimes I store card stock in them and in the past I have stored my ink pads in them by color family before I had to carousel. In these I have office supplies and order forms etc.  I have 2 more with card stock scraps to use on future cards. 

 For my card stock I store in these organizers from Michaels. I forgot the name of them.  You can use 8.5x11 or 12x12 in them I turn my 8.5 sideways so I can just slip out what I need without pulling the whole thing out. I also keep the plastic on the card stock so I can keep them all together.  I have sorted them in group order before but right now there is no order except for whisper white and very vanilla are pretty much in the same area. I have several of these.

I use the IKEA Raskog Utility Cart for my big shot.  I store the platforms and plates and dies underneath.  I turned the top piece upside down so I could use the big shot on top. I just wheel it where ever I need it.  I love this piece for sure.  Have you noticed I have an aqua theme here?  :) 

Before you go make sure to check to see if you are getting low on card stock and other items that there will be a price increase starting Friday June 1st.

Price Increases in the new 2018-19 Catalog.
The following items are priced higher in the new catalog.
Since it is my birthday month take advantage of my flash sale to save on shipping when you stock up on your favorites, complete your ink pad collection or get a few things off your wish list.
FLASH SALE - Free shipping on any order of $50 or more May 23rd-May 31st.
*MUST email me your orders and pay with CC or paypal.

Price Increases in the New 2018-2019 Stampin UP Catalog:
1. All Colored Cardstock - .50
2. ink pads- 1.00
3. Many Marvelous Markers: -was $110 for (38) Now $123 for (41) however- the colors will be refreshed.
4. Grid paper- up .75
5. Basic Black stampin write marker- decrease in price- now 3.50 will be 3.00 in new catalog
6. Versa Mark pad- up .50- refill up $1
7. Metallic Thread- up .50
8. Linen Thread- up .50
9. Thick CS- up .75
10. 12 x 12 up .75
11. Glossy- up .75
12. Shimmery White- up $1
13. Wh. white and very vanilla cs- up .75
14. Velumn cs- up .75
15. Med. envelopes- up .50
16. Clear envelopes- up .50
17. 3x3 envelopes- up. .50
18. cello bags- up .50
19. card boxes- up .50
20. Wood Textures dsp and specialty dsp- up $1

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to click below and visit Toni and the rest of the NC SU Demos and see how they are organizing their stuff.  I look forward to is I am sure there is something I can use too.

May Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana -

Jo Anne Hewins -

Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

Frances Wagner - YOU ARE HERE