Be Cool. Be Chill. Be Merry.

Greetings my stamping friends. As I mentioned in my last post, I have many products from the upcoming July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. With so many great new products to choose from, it was hard to decide which ones to use first. I finally chose the Penguin Place Bundle that has coordinating designer series paper that is FREE during Sale-a-bration, Penguin Playmates.

I created the background by cutting 1/2” from each of the designs of the Penguin Playmates DSP and attached them to a roughly 4” x 5.25” piece of Basic White Cardstock using Multipurpose Glue. I then attached the completed panel to a 8.50” x 5.50” piece of Thick Basic White Cardstock that was scored and folded at 4.25”.

The penguin, fox and bear are from one of the Penguin Playmates DSP designs (pp. 4-5 of SAB). The Penguin Builder punch (p. 33 of Mini) cuts out the penguin and then I fussy cut the other two. I added a Wonderful Snowflake from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite (p. 25 of Mini) and attached the animals using dimensionals. For the bear, I just used a dimensional behind his head.

The sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set (p. 33 of Mini). Both the stamp set and builder punch can be purchased separately, or together as a bundle which will save you 10%.

My finishing touch was to wrap a piece of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon from the Peaceful Place Suite (p. 37) from the inside of the card to the front and finish off with a bow.

As you will note, I used products from three different bundles/suites which is a perfect example of how well Stampin’ Up! products coordinate with each other. Just one of the many reasons why I love using them.

Now to show you how to “Sale-a-brate”: The Penguin Place Bundle, Wonderful Snowflakes, and White Glittered Organdy Ribbon total $46.00 (before taxes and shipping). By adding a package of Dimensionals ($4.00) to your order, you have earned the Penguin Playmates DSP for FREE during Sale-a-bration.

You will be able to start ordering these new products on August 3. If you don’t want to wait, you can become a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator and choose items from the Mini Catalog as part of your Starter Kit. Just ask me how to join!

If you have any questions about this project or the new products coming soon, all you need to do is contact me.

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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August – December 2021 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration: COMING SOON!

Greetings my stamping friends! I hope you all are having a marvelous Summer with family and friends.

Did you know that the July (now August) – December 2021 Mini Catalog (or, as I like to refer to it – the Holiday Catalog) goes live on August 3, 2021? We will also be celebrating a new month of Sale-a-bration (yay, FREE STUFF)! If you are a current customer of mine, you should have received complimentary catalogs from me by mail through Stampin’ Up!’s mailing service. If you have not received one by July 27 and want one, please reach out to me and I will send you one by mail directly from my home. Or if you happen to be near my new home in Aubrey, Texas, feel free to give me a call and I can leave one for you on my doorstep.

I have already placed (and received) my pre-order from this new Mini Catalog. My favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is being able order all the new products a month before they become available to the public. Ask me how you can take advantage of this perk.

I am going to be working on new projects with the new bundles and suites of products that I have added to my collection, so be sure that you are “subscribed” to receive notifications when I make new posts to my blog!

I also plan to have a new catalog Open House in August and would love you to come and make a card with me and make some new friends. I will have more information to share with you about this event soon.

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


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Designer Series Paper Sale!

Greetings my stamping friends! I wanted to pop on and share with you one of the promotions being offered by Stampin’ Up! now through August 2, 2021 — select Designer Series Papers are on sale!

I don’t know about you, but I love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

I have added quick link thumbnails below so you can add these gorgeous Designer Series Papers to your shopping cart:

(If you need to see a better/larger image of these products, just click on the thumbnails above.)

If you have any questions regarding this promotion, do not hesitate to contact me.

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


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An “All Star” Card for my Grandson

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you all had a safe and Happy 4th of July! One of my dogs is completely traumatized by the hundreds of fireworks that have been set off in our neighborhood starting last Friday, but thankfully the celebration did not continue into Monday night.

It has been a while since I have actually sat down at my craft table with paper, inks and stamps. I needed a card for my grandson, Jayson, who just finished his season of league baseball (he’s 14 and an amazing young man). Sadly we were only able to make it to a few games this season due to constant rain and game cancellations, but his team ended up finishing 2nd in their division in June. I wanted to send him a baseball-themed card and I was so glad that Paper Pumpkin had such a themed kit for May 2021. This made my project quick and easy since all I needed to do was assemble and some light stamping.

Here is the card I made for Jayson which I will be mailing to him this week so he receives some happy mail.

For this card, the elements on the front of the card are all die cut pieces and adhesive embellishments (the red and yellow dots). The only stamping I did on this project was the sentiment on the inside of the card using the stamp set that was included with the kit. And, yes, the Double Bubble gum was included as part of the kit. I would give these to Jayson if I wasn’t mailing it to him.

Paper Pumpkin kits are an amazing value at $22.00 per month, plus taxes (shipping is included). They are also great for a beginning stamper who is not yet ready to take the leap into building a collection of crafting supplies. Everything that you need to create the projects are included in your kit (except for scissors).

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create 12 motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!

If you are not a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, there is still time to subscribe to the July kit – The Adventure Begins. Last day to subscribe for the current month’s kit is always the 10th of the month, so this means July 10 for this kit. Below is a personal link to my subscribe page:


If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin or any other Stampin’ Up!® products, please 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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FREE SHIPPING – One Day Only, June 24

It’s time to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On June 24, 2021 only, we are offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $50 USD or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only, so be sure to get your order submitted before time runs out!



  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount (per market) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 USD / $65 CAD or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code, please remember that coupon codes are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 24 June 2021.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 USD / $30.00 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • Phone: Thursday, 24 June 2021; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: Thursday, 24 June 2021; 11:59 PM (MT)

If you have any questions about the FREE SHIPPING promotion, please call me.


Don’t forget that the current Mini Catalog’s sales period ends on June 30, 2021! There are some products that remain available while supplies last, some with discounts up to 50% off original price.

Be sure to check out these Last Chance Products before it is too late! Click on the link below to view them now.


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


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Dream and discover In Color! With the Expressions In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you’ll be introduced to our intriguing collection of In Colors for 2021–2023 — and, you’ll find a familiar shade from our 2020–2022 In Color selection. This month’s ink-credible kit contains enough elements to create nine cards — and coordinating envelopes — including ink-stained paper pieces, an exclusive stamp set, and not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots! And, it all comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.

What are In Colors, anyway? In Colors consist of a limited-edition collection of colors. We come up with a new collection every year, and we release it around the same time as the release of our annual catalog! In each In Color collection, we’ll offer ink, paper, markers, and more. The catch? They’re only available to purchase for a period of two years, so stock up on your favorite In Color supplies while you can!

With the Expressions In Color kit, you can explore and experiment with our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections. Make a splash with awe-inspiring, ink-stained artistry!

To learn more about crafting In Color with this inventive and ink-spiring kit, keep reading!

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 crafters 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 after the kit is complete. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others find joy through creativity!

To learn more about Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, click here.

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, the deadline to receive the current month’s kit is the 10th day of the month. Therefore, if you wish to receive the June Expressions In Color Kit, you will need to subscribe before 11:50 PM (MT) on June 10, 2021. If you are a current subscriber, be sure that your credit card information is up to date, as well as your email and mailing address. You can also increase the number of kits you receive each month (I always get 2 kits each month so I have one to share.)

The cost for a month-to-month subscription is $22.00 US + tax. Shipping is already included in the subscription price. You also have the option to send a prepaid code to a friend as a gift, or you can subscribe for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or a year. (The longer of a pre-paid subscription you purchase, the more you save per kit.)

Here are some quick links to the available options for subscribing:

Product List

If you wish to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, but have some questions before you commit, feel free to contact me for more information! If your mind is made up and you want to subscribe now, HERE is my custom link to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.

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


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It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! New demonstrators will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. During May 2021, demonstrators can get $155 USD worth of products for only $99 USD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! — that’s $30 USD more in FREE products!

Why should you want to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator? Here are just a few reasons:

  • There’s no catch! You are not obligated to sell anything or do anything more if you don’t want to. You will remain an active demonstrator through October 2021, even if you do nothing after joining!
  • When you become a member of Stampin’ Up! and select me as your Direct Team Leader, you have immediate access to an amazing group of demonstrators from across the State of Texas and other states, made up of hobby stampers and stampers who are growing their business. All are welcome!
  • There are many benefits of being a part of Stampin’ Up!:
    • Enjoy a continual 20-25% discount off all of your orders (discounts are based upon title)
    • Order exclusive new products a month before they are released to the public
    • Exclusive Demonstrator only online community and website full of project ideas and information
    • Earn FREE stamps with various promotions
    • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
    • Attend Stampin’ Up!’s bi-annual OnStage Live and Local events
  • Plus as part of my team, you’ll enjoy:
    • Monthly gatherings on Zoom
    • Team Facebook Group
    • Incentives, recognition and rewards for my team only
    • One on one training — as much or as little as you request


The Starter Kit is an awesome deal and it’s completely customizable — you pick what you want in your kit. Seriously! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

  • Your choice of up to $155 worth of ANY CURRENT Stampin’ Up! products
  • A business supply pack valued at $65
  • FREE SHIPPING on your Starter Kit

Click HERE to learn more about joining Stampin’ Up!

Have questions? Email me at

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


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Always In My Heart Anniversary

Greetings my stamping friends. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I want to wish all the Moms a belated Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you were able to spend quality time with your families.

May 10 is actually my 7th wedding anniversary so today’s project is the card that I made for my husband.

I don’t know about you, but masculine cards are one of the most difficult for me to design. I am all about the ribbons, bling and layers when I make cards. This project is a quick and simple design with bare dimensions (believe it or not I didn’t use even one dimensional on this card!)

I used the Always in My Heart stamp set and coordinating Floral Heart Dies to make this card. To try to make it more manly, I used the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper which includes textile designs and wood/plank images. The banner for the Happy Anniversary sentiment is included in the coordinating dies set and it scores the banner where it will fold under and over to create the flying banner look. (The banner is attached with mini glue dots.) I love this die set!

Here is a complete list of the Stampin’ Up! products that I used in the design of this card with quick link thumbnails so you can quickly and easily add them to your shopping cart if you need (want) them:

Product List

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a trip out to Winstar in Oklahoma. We had dinner at Kirby’s Steakhouse and then tried our luck at the slots. The wait staff at Kirby’s was amazing as was the food. We were given a choice of a free dessert in recognition of our anniversary – we chose the Chocolate Spice Cake. Oh my, it was so good!

And I came back with more money in my purse than when we left; my husband wasn’t as lucky. 😉

If you should have any questions about recreating a card using this design, or regarding any products offered by Stampin’ Up!, please do not hesitate to contact me. I love being able to share my love of Stampin’ Up! and paper crafts!

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 Bouquet of Hope for Mother’s Day

Greetings my stamping friends! I wanted to share a quick card with you that I made for my Mom for Mother’s Day.

If you follow my blog posts, then you likely have read posts promoting the monthly card kit from Stampin’ Up! called Paper Pumpkin. I love this monthly kit because it includes all of the supplies I need to make each month’s projects, and the projects are predesigned so I don’t have to “think” too much when I am creating with them.

Since I needed a Mother’s Day card and I’m not completely organized in my crafting space (but great progress was made on Friday!), I checked my most recent kits for a project that I could use for this purpose. I was awed by the February 2021 kit – Bouquet of Hope – and while it is meant more as sympathy or pick me up messaging, I thought I could make it work for my needs.

Tada! On the inside of the card I stamped the large bouquet of flowers in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored in the image with a variety of colors from my collection of my Stampin’ Blends (hands down one of the best alcohol marker sets on the market!). I will also write a personal message inside the card just for my Mom.

The outside design of this card is all die cuts that are included in the kit. This particular kit supplied enough materials to create 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs). A month to month subscription for the Paper Pumpkin kit is $22.00/month plus taxes (US) (shipping is included). I’m not sure how much cards cost in retail stores (since I have made all of my cards since 2009), but surely they are more than $22.00 for 9 cards! A bargain at twice the price, right!?

And in case you haven’t taken time to browse the new Annual Catalog (yeah, right – who am I kidding), Stampin’ Up! will be introducing a new line of all-inclusive kits in the very near future. Go to for more details. (As a reminder, Paper Pumpkin kits are only available by subscription.)

If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up!, their kits, or any of their other products, please contact me.

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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Batter Up!

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

Send a seventh-inning stretch in a classic card with all-star stripes, a nostalgic nod, and a stamp set fit for an MVP! But, before you give it all you’ve got, give this month’s promotional video a watch. See what the Batter Up! kit is all about, then share the message with your friends and family! Play ball!

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, be sure to sign up or reactivate your monthly subscription BEFORE MAY 10 if you want to receive the Batter Up! Kit!

A monthly subscription in the US is $22.00 per month + taxes. Shipping is included. You can pause your subscription at anytime and can increase the number of kits you want to receive per month as needed if you want to share with friends or family. You can also “gift” a kit to that special crafter in your life – however, for it to ship directly to them you will need a separate account and email address.

If you have any questions on how you can receive a box of fun in your mail box each month, just ask me. I am here to help and am just an email or phone call away.

Here is my personalized LINK where you can check the status of your subscription or start a new account. An email address will be required to become a subscriber.

Thank you for stopping by to see what’s new. Until next time, stamp on my friends!


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