Last-Chance Products List!

Greetings my stamping friends!

I wanted to pop on and post the retiring list that was just released today. These items are available while supplies last!

Retiring inks, papers and embellishments sell out fast so be sure to get your items off your Wish List before they are gone for good!

Thank you for your patience during my move. I will be back posting once I am moved into my new home in April!

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


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CASEing the Catalog (sort of) – Snail Mail Suite

Greetings my stamping friends! I hope those of you who live in Texas (like me) have survived the winter storm of 2021. We were fortunate to just lose power and (knock on wood) we have not had any water pipes burst. I have discovered that I have few survival skills and could not live somewhere without electricity and WiFi!

The projects I am sharing with you today are CASEd (copy and share everywhere) from samples in the January-July 2021 Mini Catalog; with slight modifications. They were lots of fun to make and I hope you are inspired to create something of your own.

Can you pick out what I changed from the samples? For a better look, check out page 54 of the Mini Catalog.

All of these projects use products from the Snail Mail Suite. Below are the product thumbnails with hyperlinks so you can easily add them to your shopping cart (I will include the Suite link as well as for each product separately):

Product List

If you do not want the entire Suite, but do want both the stamp set and the coordinating dies, be sure you order the “Bundle” option. When purchased as a bundle, you save 10%. There is not an additional discount if you purchase the Suite (besides the 10% bundle); the collection order option is just so you can “add it all” with one click if you want it all. (And who doesn’t want it all? It is stinking cute.)

If you have any questions on the design or layout of any of these cards, please ask. I am happy to share my tips with you.


Reminder: Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2021. Be sure that you have placed your qualifying orders before the end of the promotion so you can receive the FREE products while supplies last.


Also, don’t forget that during Sale-A-Bration, if you purchase the Starter Kit for $99.00, you will receive five (5) packages of 6″ x 6″ designer series paper at no additional cost (and our designer series paper is AWESOME so this is a win win)!

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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Hello, Dear Friend Card Kit Possibilities

Greetings my stamping friends! I have been very crafty over the last few days and I am excited to share with you my creations.

This will be a rather long post with 22 – yes 22 – cards I created when I combined the Hello, Dear Friend Card Kit (available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog) with just two additional products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. (I send a special THANK YOU to Jann McCollom for sharing her projects with me, upon which I based several of my card layouts!)

First I will share with you four (4) cards that were made according to the kit’s directions:

The kit comes with enough card bases and other card elements to make three (3) each of the four (4) card designs. The skinny cards will measure 4.50″ x 2.50″ and the larger cards are standard size and measure 5.50″ x 4.25″. Both sizes have a coordinating, size appropriate envelope. (Total of 12 cards with envelopes.)

By making just one of each design from the kit per the directions, by adding some designer series paper (Flower & Field Designer Series Paper [FREE Sale-a-Bration product available through February 28, 2021 or while supplies last]) and/0r a few embellishments (2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots) to the remaining kit supplies, I made the following eight (8) cards:

After making these 12 cards, I still had elements left over from the kit. So, by adding the Flower for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes I was able to make 10 more cards as follows:

Whew! That’s a lot of cards, right!

If you want to make these cards (or your own variation of them), here are the Stampin’ Up! products you will need (or want) to have on hand. I have included the thumbnail quick links for adding these products to your shopping cart:

Product List

If you purchase the Hello, Dear Friend Card Kit, the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More Cards & Envelopes and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (total purchase of $51.00 before taxes & shipping), you will qualify to receive the Flower & Field 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper for FREE as part of Sale-A-Bration (which ends on February 28, 2021).

I hope you have enjoyed today’s projects and feel inspired and emboldened to mix and match the products that Stampin’ Up! has to offer to stretch your all inclusive kit’s potential. The ALL INCLUSIVE KITS provide you everything you need to make the projects as designed — including the stamp set, an ink spot and all adhesives — and are an economical way to build your crafting supplies.

It has been a very long time since I have bought a card — yes, I have handmade ALL of my cards to friends and family since 2009 and they appreciate them much more than a store bought card. How much would 22 cards cost you at the store? More than the $51.00 (before taxes)? Most likely.

If you have any questions about these projects, I would be happy to share my design information with you. This would even be a fun project to do together with friends through Zoom.

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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Mystery Stamping Pocket Card

Greetings my stamping friends! Wow – winter has really made her presence known today! I’m usually a stickler to the thermostat rule of “it stays at 69” during the winter season, but with this artic cold front I had to raise it to 71 and I have still been cold when it cycles off. I hope you are all warm and cozy.

After seeing my header photo, are you asking yourself “what is Mystery Stamping”? If you know what it is, then you know how much fun it can be.

If you don’t, it’s a multi-person event where you are given a list of supplies such as card stock, designer series paper, inks, embellishments and sometimes a particular stamp set, but most often you select from what you have. You are provided with measurements for cutting and/or pieces you will need to punch something out of. The host will then give you assembly instructions for step 1, 2, 3, etc. until all elements of your project have been used, but not how exactly they are to be laid out. When everyone is done, you then share photos of your projects (or if done through Zoom, you hold it up to your camera). It is fun and amazing how so many people, given the same instructions on supplies, come out with completely different project designs.

Today’s project that I am sharing with you was a Mystery Stamping card from my leaders during our monthly Zoom meeting this week. We were provided with the following information:

  • 1. Choose a DSP that you really like both sides!! Cut it 4 x 10-½. Score at 5-¼ and 9-¼.
  • 2. Choose cardstock that coordinates with the DSP. Cut three pieces: 4-¼ x 5-½,
    3-1/8 x 5, and 2-½ x 2-½.
  • 3. Cut basic white/very vanilla (whichever goes with your DSP) 2-7/8 x 4-¾ and
    1-½ x 3.
  • 4. Choose word stamp that will fit on 1 ½ x 3 basic white/very vanilla piece.
  • 5. Pick a punch that will punch out your word image.
  • 6. Choose a punch to punch out piece to go behind your punched out word image. This will be punched from the 2-½ x 2-½ cardstock from #2.
  • 7. Pick out small stamps and inks to stamp on 2-7/8 x 4-¾ bw/vv.

You’ll also need:

  • Tear & Tape
  • Dimensionals
  • Bone Folder
  • Stampin’ Seal
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Rhinestones
  • Ink to coordinate with DSP choice

After being given each step for creating our project, here is what my card looked like:

The finished project is called a “pocket card” and is a quick and easy way to send someone a short note to let them know you are thinking about them. You would simply write your message on the card that fits into the “pocket”.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this project, along with the convenient thumbnails with hyperlinks to add them to your shopping cart:

Product List

NOTE: The Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the A Touch of Ink stamp set are both Sale-A-Bration items and are only available while supplies last, or February 28, 2021.

If you have any questions about this project, please do not hesitate to ask.

Do you want to join me for a “Mystery Stamping” event? I would be happy to host a “Mystery Stamping” event through Zoom. If you would like to be part of this fun event, let me know and I will schedule a time within the next month to stamp along with you.

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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Sending Hearts – January 2021 Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope this post finds you all doing well. I have some good personal news to share with you all — my home in Carrollton is officially under contract with a scheduled closing of March 29, AND our new home will be completed mid-March and has a scheduled closing date of March 30! Now it is time to get serious about packing, but first there’s always time to create, right!

In just a few days we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day (or at least those who recognize this as a day to celebrate) and I finally got my Paper Pumpkin kit finished from January, as well as the add-on kit. I made the cards pretty much as designed (I did my ribbons a little differently) and for the add-on kit I added a DSP strip that measures 3/4″ x 6″ to create a belly band to keep the boxes closed (v. using ribbon).

The treat boxes are adorable IRL and will hold two Ghirardelli chocolates or three Hershey nuggets. Assembled they measure 3″ x 2″ x 1/2″.

Here is the video from Paper Pumpkin that shows the contents of the kits that made the cards and the treat boxes:

The Snailed It stamp set and the Forever & Always stamp set coordinate with January’s kit as well. You may notice that I used the “hello” stamp from Snailed It as well as the coordinating designer series paper from the suite on the treat boxes. The Forever & Always stamp set has a “Love” stamp that matches the die cut pieces from the January kit. I LOVE how easy it is to mix and match our products! How about you?

I have added some product thumbnails if you want to add these stamp sets and/or designer series paper to your shopping cart:

Product List

Today, February 10, is the last day to subscribe to receive the February kit — Bouquet of Hope. This kit will include lots of sentiments to help you send comfort and hope to loved ones during this time of worry about the pandemic. You will not want to miss out on this, I promise.

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, HERE is my personalized link.

When it comes to subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you have multiple options: (1) month-to-month, and (2) prepaid subscriptions:

Product List

A prepaid subscription of 3 or more months counts towards redemption of FREE products during Sale-a-Bration! If you are already a monthly subscriber, you can still purchase a prepaid subscription — you will just need to go into your account and enter the code that you will receive by email. Once the prepaid period has passed, your credit card on file will be charged for each month’s kit until you cancel or pause your subscription. Yes – you can put your subscription on PAUSE at any time before the 10th of each month. You will just want to make sure to remove the pause before the 10th of the month you want your subscription to become active again.

Speaking of Sale-a-Bration, there are only 18 days until this event ends (to return in July with new products). If you have not already redeemed the products you want from the SAB brochure, be sure you get your order(s) in before 11:50 PM (MT) on February 28!

Did you know that you can JOIN as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator for just $99.00? Did you know that for just $99.00 you will receive $125.00 of products? Even better than that — now through February 28, if you join Stampin’ Up! you will also receive FREE Designer Series Paper as part of Sale-a-Bration (a $57.50 value)! If you do the math, that means you will receive $182.50 worth of products and supplies for just $99.00 — that is almost a 50% discount.

If you have a wish list that is as long as your arm (like me), then you would benefit greatly if you decided to join my team. Not only is the Starter Kit 100% personalized (meaning, YOU pick what you want in your Starter Kit from each product category), you will immediately receive a discount on each order you place after your demonstratorship becomes effective. For a new demonstrator this is a minimum of 20% off of everything you buy! Not sure what to select as part of your Starter Kit, no worries — I can provide you with a suggested list of products.

If you are interested in hearing more about why I love being a demonstrator or need help signing up, I am here to help you.

Wow, that was a lot of information. If you have any questions about anything I have mentioned here, please ask me for more information.

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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Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces crafters to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires crafters to continue crafting. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others enjoy creativity!

So, what’s in store for this month’s kit? February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time.

To learn more about this kind-hearted kit, keep reading!



  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more.
  • 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: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
  • Coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item.


155223 | Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

  • Earn this pack of paper for FREE with a purchase of $50 USD or more during Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion! 
  • The Sale-A-Bration promotion will run until 28 February.


Subscribe to the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 January and 10 February at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

If you have any questions about becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or need help creating your account, please let me know.

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


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Good Things Grow with Dragonfly Garden

Greetings my stamping friends! It has been a busy couple of days around my house! On Tuesday my home in Carrollton, Texas had a photo shoot for its big debut on the MLS — it is hard to believe that we are just a couple of months out from moving into our new home in Aubrey.

Since I had to do some SERIOUS organizing and decluttering, and I have never shared my “craft studio” with you because it was such a sad sight, I thought I would first share with you two photos from the shoot:

I’m actually a little sad to be leaving this studio now that it is all nice and organized! (And believe it or not I have about 30 boxes of retired products and projects out in my garage!)

For today’s project, I used products from the Dandy Garden Suite which is now available for purchase in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. This particular card was actually designed by a sister demonstrator — Deanna Blackmon — for a shoebox swap we did during the OnStage @ Home event back in November of 2020. This project would be considered an advanced card and includes “fun folds”:

As you can see, it involves a lot of folds and special cuts. It was a bit of a challenge for me at that time and I actually just finished putting it together before sitting down to share this post with you. (Whoever invented the camera feature of today’s “smart phones” is a genius. It allowed me to finish this card months later.)

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this card with hyperlinks which will allow you to add what you need to your shopping cart if you find you “need” these products:

Product List

The dragonflies were punched from a sheet of the Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper using the coordinating punch and both are colored with Wink of Stella to give them shimmer. I colored the flowers using the dark Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends combo packs and the larger of the flowers are also colored with Wink of Stella. I colored the leaves with the light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends combo pack.

If you want more detailed information for the design of this card, including measurements, just ask me. I will need to measure each piece, but would be happy to help if you want to try to create this or a similar design for this “fun folds” card.


As you may notice in my project Product List, the Basic White products (replacing the now retired and sold out Whisper White products) are now available for purchase in the North America market. Below are the new product numbers:

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ (7.6 X 7.6 CM) ENVELOPES (159233)

You may want to update these product numbers in your copy of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog on pages 153-154.

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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January—June 2021 Mini Catalog is now LIVE!

Greetings my stamping friends! The big day has arrived — the new January—June 2021 Mini Catalog is now LIVE! If you are a current customer of mine, you should have received a printed copy of the Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalogs. If you need a copy, I would be happy to send you one. You just need to ask.

I have added a link to the Mini Catalog PDF in the right margin of my blog. I will add the PDF for Sale-A-Bration as well (sometime today).

Here is a short video to wet your whistle for what’s inside the new Mini Catalog:


Sale-A-Bration is one of our biggest promotions of the year. It’s packed with perks for demonstrators, overflowing with opportunities for customers, and filled with fun for everyone!

This year the structure of Sale-A-Bration is a little different. Instead of one single Sale-A-Bration season, we’ve split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in two! The first Sale-A-Bration event will take place from January to February, with the second beginning in July and ending in August. With this change, we will have more time to Sale-A-Brate throughout the year!

For each event, only one Sale-A-Bration brochure will be released. Rather than feature multiple product releases in a short span of time, Sale-A-Bration products (and the brochures that tell you all about them) will now be released twice a year—once in January, and once in July. During each Sale-A-Bration event, the product offering will not change throughout the duration of the promotion.

I will share more information about Sale-A-Bration with you in the next few days.

If you have any questions about the new Mini Catalog or Sale-A-Bration, please ask.

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


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Last Day to Order from August – December 2020 Mini Catalog

Greetings my stamping friends! I just wanted to remind you that Monday, January 4, 2021, is the LAST day you will be able to order products from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Most products in this catalog will be “retired” which means they will not be offered in a future catalog.

If you still have items on your Wish List from this catalog, be sure you get your order submitted online before 11:50 PM (MT). Please adjust the time deadline to reflect your Time Zone.

Monday, January 4, 2021 is also the last day to purchase the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle. While the Quite Curvy Bundle (stamp set and coordinating dies) will be available in the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, it will not include items that make up the “Variety” bundle (the Christmas stamp set and designer series paper). See the below pictures to see the difference:

The ordering deadline for the Variety Bundle is the same as for the Mini Catalog.

I’m excited for the new catalog launch on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 and hope to have time between packing and preparing my home for sale to share lots of new projects with you using these new tools.

If you have any questions or need help placing your online order, please ask for my help. It would be best to contact me by telephone (972) 345-8641 for a quick assist.

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


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Beary Comforting – December 2020 Paper Pumpkin

Greetings my stamping friends! I thought I would take a break from packing and organizing my craft room (we are putting our existing home on the market on January 5!) and play with my December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit – Beary Comforting.

I have to say that I absolutely love this kit, even though it has cute little bears, pandas and racoons. This kit was a little different this month. While we had supplies to make 12 cards (four each of three designs), each of the four cards animals (bear, panda or racoon) held a different item with a different corresponding message. You will see what I mean in my pictures below.

When I was separating my pieces I said to myself “Wait a minute, I’m missing a sheet of die cuts – I only have three each of the hearts, cupcakes, presents and flowers.” Then it dawned on me that rather than four cards of the exact same design and layout, I had four cards for each animal holding one of each of the four die cuts!

If you are not already a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin – a little box of wonderful that will arrive in your mail box each month – the deadline to subscribe for each month’s kit is the 10th of the month. So if you want to receive the January kit, be sure that you are an active subscriber by January 10, 2021.

And speaking of next month’s kit …

The January 2021 kit will be Love-themed, most likely Valentine’s related. There is also an add-on kit available (only to active Paper Pumpkin subscribers) – Little Love Boxes.

To become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, simply click HERE to navigate to my link and be sure to select me as your demonstrator when prompted to do so!

If you have any questions about becoming a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I would be happy to help.

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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