24-Hour Stamp Sale Alert!

October 23 is the big day! For 24-HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be over at midnight (MT) / 1:00 am (CT).

The 24-Hour Stamp Sale will be over quickly—so time is of the essence. Start making your Wish List now so you can take advantage of these great savings and order your favorite stamp sets!

Here is the 3-page flyer that identifies the select stamp sets that are included in this limited time sale:

Again, don’t delay — the clock is ticking and this offer lasts ONLY 24 hours on October 23. Spread the word and SHARE this offer with all of your friends!

If you have any questions, call or email me for a quicker response!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends!


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Holiday Retreat – Oh So Sweet

Greetings my stamping friends! I had a fabulous weekend spending time with fellow Stampin’ Up! fans at Amy Storrie’s Stamped with Joy Holiday Retreat. Starting on Friday night and almost all day on Saturday I crafted with 27 other lovely ladies and made 12 holiday cards and six (6) 3D projects. It was exhausting AND exhilarating all at the same time!

Amy works so very hard organizing these events and she is an amazing Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and most gracious host! THANK YOU, AMY!

I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks the cards and projects she designed for us so be sure to keep an eye out for my posts. If you are not subscribed to receive notifications of my blog posts, be sure to do so now as I would hate for you to miss these great designs.

As for today’s post share, I am going to show you the all attendee thank you gifts that Amy made for us. – oh, and we also got a shopping bag and coffee mug with the Stamped with Joy Holiday Retreat 2019 logo!

Tiny Cranberry Sprite can with a Ghirardelli Peppermint Candy
Contains a hand sanitizer bottle
Contains flavored lip balm
Contained my door prize – a pack of Gold Enamel Dots!

Based on these gifts, just imagine how spectacular the projects are that I will be sharing with you in future posts!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends!


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Gather Together with Tidings All Around

Greetings my stamping friends! I have a new project to share with you today using two stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog — Gather Together and Tidings All Around. The Gather Together set is obviously meant to create projects of Thanksgiving. Many of you may think that the Tidings All Around set would just be for creating Christmas projects. However, I think my project will show you how both stamp sets compliment each other in my Fall themed / Thanksgiving card.

I guess I’ll let you be the judge! What do you think?

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card, all of which can be added to your shopping cart by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Product List

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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A Spooktacular Monster Bash Halloween

Greetings my stamping friends. October is here bringing with it some slightly cooler weather which makes me yearn for all things Fall (although I have to admit I am NOT a big fan of Pumpkin Spice in everything).

Cooler weather means Halloween is just around the corner and I have seen so many houses all decked out in spooky decorations. The imagination of some of my neighbors is truly “Spooktacular”.

Speaking of things “Spooktacular”, have you noticed the adorable stamp sets, dies, punches and product suites available in the new Holiday Catalog?

At our team meeting with Amy Storrie in September, she used the Monster Bash Suite for our projects which of course means I NEED these products now! Here are the projects she designed for us:

Later than same day Amy hosted a “Stampin’ Bingo” event and had a project that used the new curvy box die and she gave us all a gift for attending her event made with the Coffin Treat Boxes:

How many of you NEED these products too?!? They are so darn cute. Bonus project note: the box with the bats tag contains a sweet pastry treat inside – a win win!

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used to make these projects with a thumbnail for each which if clicked will offer you the option to add them to your shopping cart.

Product List

Whew! That is a very long list of supplies. If you have any questions as to which supplies were used for a specific project above, let me know. I attempted to list them in the order of the photos, but I did not duplicate supplies used on multiple projects. Also, if you have any questions about paper sizes, etc., I provide this information to you for FREE. You just need to ask for it!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. If you have a “Spooktacular” project you have been working on, I would love to see it.

Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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New Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

Papercrafting begins with a beautiful first cut, which means having the right tool for the job is kind of a big deal.  The Research & Development team at Stampin’ Up! has been hard at work designing a new paper trimmer and is now ready to reveal the fruits of their labor. I am excited to introduce to you the new Paper Trimmer by Stampin’ Up!

This highly anticipated new tool is “a cut above the rest”. Here is a photo array from its unveiling photo shoot.

Now THAT is one beautiful Paper Trimmer.

How can you get one of these new beautiful tools for yourself, you ask? Starting today, October 1, a “demonstrator preorder” period begins which means for now this is only available for purchase if you are an active demonstrator. Good news is that if you sign up to become a demonstrator during the preorder period, you can ADD THE PAPER TRIMMER as one of the products in your STARTER KIT! If you have been wanting to join – here is your sign. Simply contact me for information on how you can join the fun and become a demonstrator.

With all good things, there is an end date for this promotion – October 31.

Customer Availability: To ensure we have a sufficient inventory of Paper Trimmers for our customers, we will not announce a customer release date until we are able to gauge the new product’s inventory levels and popularity during the demonstrator preorder period. An update will be provided as soon as we have a customer release date.

I hope you are as excited as I am about this new tool. Here is a short video that reflects just how excited.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends!


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Toile Tidings for Christmas

Greetings my stamping friends! I actually have a project I made using new products from the Holiday Catalog – I know; I am as shocked as you are!

I only purchased a few products during the preorder period for demonstrators (the month before the catalog goes live to customers) and I have been so busy trying to juggle all that I want to try to do that I haven’t accomplished much of anything,

After spending some time a few weekends ago with Amy Storrie in Denton at her “Stampin’ Spot” I got some motivation and completed a project I had started that is a partial CASE from the Holiday Catalog (page 6).

I made a few modifications but the layout was inspired by the design team of artists at Stampin’ Up! (Thank you!)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card which can be added to your shopping cart with a quick click on the thumbnails below:

Product List

NOTE: For the leaves on the branch with the berries, I used the Garden Green pencil from the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 collection. I did not blend or add any water as I did not want the Memento ink to bleed.

If you have any other questions regarding the measurements or design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask. I share my card designs for FREE.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you leave here inspired to put stamps to ink to paper. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


P.S. If you want or need help creating your Christmas Cards for this year, consider getting some friends together for a Christmas “Stamp-a-Stack”. I can organize it for you. Contact me for more information!

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Winter Wonders by Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends.

Let’s face it. The holiday season will be here before we know it. And along with putting up the Christmas tree and spending cold nights by the fire, we have gifts to wrap and greeting cards to send out to friends and family near and far.

Stampin’ Up! to the rescue with their next two Paper Pumpkin kits for October and November! Winter Wonders will be coordinating kits, but each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone. Here is more information about each kit:

October Kit

  • Makes 10 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

  • Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce

Both kits make it easy for you to add a handmade, personal touch to your holiday giving—without a lot of fuss. It’s Christmas made easy with Paper Pumpkin!

Whether you are an avid crafter or a beginner, Paper Pumpkin is the perfect box of fun and even makes the perfect gift for a friend or that crafty person on your holiday list. You can order more than one of each kit if you need more cards or tags, or add coordinating products from the Annual or Holiday Catalogs to “stretch” your kit’s potential. There are always extra bits remaining from each kit so with some extra card stock and envelopes the sky is the limit.

If you have any questions on how a subscription to Paper Pumpkin works, please ask me. If you wish to renew or start a new subscription here is the link to my page: PaperPumpkin

To receive the October kit you need to be a subscriber by October 10. To receive the November kit you need to be a subscriber by November 10. A monthly subscription in the U.S. costs $22.00 + tax (shipping included) per kit.

And to show you just how much fun a Paper Pumpkin box can be, here is a new video:

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Designer Series Paper Sale!

Admit it —we all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper. By popular demand, we are bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! Don’t miss out on your chance to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to stock up and save!

Here are those handy thumbnail quick links to the online store for making your shopping much easier:

Product List

And to help inspire you on ways to use these beautiful selections of papers, here are some project samples for you to enjoy:

I have goosebumps!

This promotion ends September 30 so don’t wait too long to get your FREE package(s)!

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Stampin’ Up! September – Better than Pumpkin Spice!

Greetings my stamping friends. It’s finally here! September. The month that most mere mortals count down to as it means everything “Pumpkin Spice” flavored is coming to their favorite coffee house or restaurant.

But for those of us with more serious “tastes”, we know this means the release of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog has arrived!

I don’t know how they manage to do it, but Stampin’ Up! has once again hit it out of the park with the products they have to offer in this catalog. Enjoy this Stop-Motion video to get a glimpse of just a few of the items.

And to help you get started on your Wish List or holiday gift buying for that special crafty person on your list, here is a list of 25 products under $25.00:

If you do not have a copy of the Holiday Catalog to hold in your hands to oooh and awww over, let me know and I would be happy to send you one.

I am here to help you with all of your holiday cards and home decor needs so be sure to reach out and ask if you need my assistance.

Thank you for stopping by today. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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Wood-Mount Stamp Set Destash

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you are all staying cool as the Summer season blasts its last rays of heat upon you all. We have been fortunate here in my part of Texas so far this year, but I am sure we will get at least one “heat wave” before we move into our so-called Fall season.

I have been neglecting my blog and relying on Facebook and Instagram to communicate lately so I thought I would send you all a quick post to let you know that I have begun posting retired wood-mount stamp sets on eBay. There are some REALLY old sets (as far back as 1995) out there if you are looking for something different and love the stamps that come attached to the wood blocks.

I started two days ago and am continuing to add items. The listings are 5-day auctions so most have at least 3 days remaining. You can reach my eBay store (lrtolson) HERE.

I will continue to destash so check back to my eBay stored often so you don’t miss your chance for a bargain!

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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