FREE SHIPPING – December 15 Only

Greetings my stamping friends. Do you notice anything different about my blog? I have rebranded myself and created an actual Logo. I hope you find it more pleasing to the eye. I had fun creating it!

Now is the time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On 15 December 2022 only, we are offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 USD or more (before tax). This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only, so get out your Wish List and Gift Lists today!


  • 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 $75 USD or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they 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 15 December 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD shipping included) + tax. 
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.


  • Phone: 15 December 2022; 6:59 p.m. (MT)
  • OEX/Online: 15 December 2022; 11:59 p.m. (MT)

If you have any questions about placing an order or items on the Inventory Status Report, please contact me.

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


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July-December 2022 Mini Catalog Last Chance List

Greetings my stamping friends!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies starting on December 1, 2022. What are you waiting for? Get out your Wish Lists and start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.



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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Seasonal Sale! – November 15-18

Greetings my stamping friends! Why wait until Black Friday when Stampin’ Up! has a Seasonal Sale just for you starting on November 15 through 18 on select items from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog? You can create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!

I have attached a list of the products that will be included as part of the Seasonal Sale. Get out your Wish Lists and/or shopping lists and cross off some of those items before time runs out!

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


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Good Things Come in Small Packages

Greetings my stamping friends! It has been too long since I have shared my love of all things Stampin’ Up! with you and for that I sincerely apologize. Real life has once again disrupted my plans.

I did get the chance to spend Saturday with thousands of people who love Stampin’ Up! just as much as I do at #OnStage2022 in Arlington, Texas where I received my advanced copy of the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the January-February 2023 Sale-a-bration brochure. We were also treated to stamping demonstrations using some of the new products from these publications and of course received the much anticipated Prize Patrols. Accomplishments during the 2022 Stampin’ Up! Year were recognized and I was honored to be recognized for my accomplishments in title advancement to Silver, Team Building Level 1 and Team Leadership Level 1. A big thank you to my team members and customers for helping me reach these goals!

DECEMBER 2022 PAPER PUMPKIN – Good Things Come in Small Packages

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 16 cards (4 each of 4 designs) and 16 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait! 

Month-to-month subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin are $23.50 + tax (shipping is included). Below are links to your options for pre-paid subscriptions which offer discounts:

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If you have any questions about how to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, please do not hesitate to contact me. The DEADLINE to receive the December kit is December 10, 2022, so be sure your subscription is active before that date. Here is my personalized link to help you find the subscription site: PAPERPUMPKIN

Please be sure to select me as your demonstrator during the account registration process!

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


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24-Hour Stamp Sale, September 15

Do you find yourself staring at multiple stamp sets and can’t decide which one to get? TODAY, September 15, 2022, you can get those sets you’ve been wanting at a 15% discount. This is a deal you do not want to miss out on! The 24-Hour Stamp Sale will only last for one day, so make sure you are ready to shop ‘til you drop! It’s time to expand your collection! 

There is a category in the online store titled “Stamp Sale” that lists every stamp set that qualifies for the 15% discount during the 24-Hour Stamp Sale.  Also, I have attached a PDF list for your convenience.


  • Phone: 15 September 2022 at 6:59 p.m. (MT)
  • Online: 15 September 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (MT)

If you have any questions regarding this 24-Hour Stamp Sale, please contact me before time runs out!

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


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A Mistletoe Magic Christmas

Greetings my stamping friends! I received my three groups of swap cards this week and apologize for the delay in sharing them with you. I had one of my infusions last Thursday which knocks me down for about a week, but I am ready to get into the craft room and share lots of great projects with you.

I am going to share with you first the card that I made using the Mistletoe Magic Bundle which you can find on page 15 of the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog.

I used a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock as my top layer piece which I inked at the bottom with the same color of ink with a Blending Brush to create an ombre look. I colored my die cut mistletoe with Stampin’ Blends and added Wink of Stella to the berries to add a little extra bling. I wrapped a piece of linen thread around the branch a few times and finished it off with a bow. It was a fairly quick and easy card, but looks quite elegant in real life.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that you will need to recreate this card. I have included thumbnails with hyperlinks to make adding them to your shopping cart a breeze:

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If you have any questions regarding dimensions of this project, do not hesitate to ask me.

Here are the projects that I received from the other participants in the Grow. Stamp. Lead. swap. If you want specifications of the products used on any of these cards, just ask me.

Created by Sheila Palmer – St. Louis, MO
Created by Kelley Pitts
Created by Kelley Pitts (above card – expanded)
Created by Mary Knabe
Created by Rita Holmes
Created by Unknown
Created by Dina Lanzendorf
Created by Mary Mendoza
Created by Christine Simeone
Created by Christine Simeone (above card – sleeve removed)
Created by Christine Simeone (above card – flaps opened)
Created by Renee Kohnke
Created by Sue Gosz

I hope you enjoyed this collection of cards. It’s always exciting to see the variety of cards I get back from my fellow demonstrators.

All of these projects used products that are available now in the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog and/or the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. If you need a copy of either catalog, just ask and I would be happy to send you one by mail. Or if you happen to live nearby, I can leave one for you on my front porch for pickup.

Don’t forget that between now and August 31, 2022 that Stampin’ Up! is celebrating SALE-A-BRATION which means that you earn FREE select products for every $50 you buy (before taxes and shipping). There is also a brochure for those products which I can provide to you as well. These catalogs can also be accessed electronically when you select SHOP NOW from my menu above.

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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Boughs of Holly Suite

Greetings my stamping friends! I am sharing with you today another Christmas card I created using new products from the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. This project uses items from the Boughs of Holly Suite collection which you will find starting at page 24 of the Mini Catalog.

I love when Stampin’ Up! puts a suite of products together for us. Don’t you? I mean their products coordinate so well together on their own but grouping them in suites just makes it so much easier to create beautiful projects.

Okay, here is today’s project!

This design came together fairly quickly after I narrowed down the pattern of designer series paper I wanted to use. It’s really a hard choice to make when they are all so pretty!

I left a wider border on my card base than I typically do, cutting my bottom card stock out of Mossy Meadow at 4.75″ x 3.50″ and the DSP at 4-5/8″ x 3-3/8″. This layer of the card is attached flat to the Basic White card base (8.50″ x 5.50″ – scored @ 4.25″) with multipurpose glue.

I used the label die from the coordinating set of Holly Berry dies and cut out the largest label with the attached holly leaves out of Basic White card stock. I cut the solid piece of the leaf backing out of Mossy Meadow and attached to the back of the label carefully with multipurpose glue. I stamped my greeting on the label with Mossy Meadow Ink and attached to card with dimensionals.

I colored the Textural Elements with Stampin’ Blends (dark Real Red and Crumb Cake) and colored the berries with Wink of Stella. Once dried I tucked them behind the tag using a glue dot to secure them in place. I tucked in two Gold Holly Leaves behind the Textural Elements using multipurpose glue to secure them to the card. On the left side of the tag, I attached another Gold Holly Leaf with a mini dimensional.

I made small bows with the gold thread from Simply Elegant Trim and attached to front of tag over the Textural Elements securing them with a glue dot. Lastly, I placed three Festive Pearls in the Soft Succulent color randomly on the card front.

If you want to make this card yourself, here are the Stampin’ Up! supplies you will need:

Product List

It’s never too early to start working on making your Christmas cards. If I get enough people interested, I will put together a monthly stamp-a-stack at my home. During each month’s event we will make a series of cards that you can send to your friends and family for the upcoming season. They would be pleased as punch to get a handmade card from you – trust me! Drop me an email at and let me know if you are interested.

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this project, the supplies you need to make a similar card, or taking advantage of the benefits of SALE-A-BRATION that are available now through August 31, 2022, please ask me. I am always here 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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A Christmas Barn Shaker Card – In July, Oh My!

Greetings my stamping friends! As you can see, my website is back in working order. Thankfully I was able to get it back online with the help of the professionals at DreamHost. I am so thankful that I bit the bullet a few years ago and paid to have a hosted website. It has paid for itself on more than one occasion!

While I am still waiting on my packages of swap cards to arrive back in the mail, I wanted to share with you a Christmas in July card that I made using the Christmas Barn Bundle from page 28 of the July to December 2022 Mini Catalog. This was one of my must have bundles that I was going to use in one of the group swaps, but we didn’t have enough participants for the last group. Their loss is your gain!

This is a “shaker card”. I used one of the clear envelopes* around the decorated layer and enclosed about three pinches of the Effervescent Elements before sealing it up and attaching to the card base with Tear & Tape. If I had sequins, that would have been better, but I didn’t have any that was current product.

(*NOTE: The clear envelope with be larger than the layer of the card. You will folder over the adhesive end as far as you can. You will then need to use a piece of Tear & Tape at top to turn down approximately .25″ to make it a tight fit to piece.)

I used a piece of the Pine Trees DSP from the Boughs of Holly 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper pack which I cut down to 4″ x 5.25″ and matted with Mossy Meadow card stock cut to 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.

For the barn itself, I stamped it once on Basic White card stock and cut it out with the coordinating die. I also stamped it on Real Red card stock and hand cut the body of the barn and the chimney and glued them over the Basic White piece. I brushed all the white areas with Wink of Stella to make the snow glittery.

If you want to try and make one of these shaker cards yourself, here is what you will need to get started:

Product List

If you need additional information regarding the design elements of this project, do not hesitate to contact me.

Don’t forget that between now and August 31, 2022, you receive FREE products as part of Sale-A-Bration for every $50.00 (before tax and shipping) you spend! Don’t miss out on getting FREE STUFF!

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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Amazing Silhouettes with Honeybee Home – Mystery Stamping

Greetings my stamping friends! I wanted to share a quick project with you from a recent team meeting which was a “mystery stamping” project. We were given dimensions of cardstock and designer series paper for cutting and then walked through our project assembly step by step. We each selected our own stamp set and colors.

Here is my finished project which uses the Amazing Silhouettes and Honeybee Home stamp sets from the January – June Mini Catalog and the Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper (a host reward item) from the brand new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog:

This project included a fun-fold. The supplies and dimensions are provided below:

  1. Card Base colored cs: 4-1/4″ x 9-3/4″, scored at 4-1/4″
  2. Same color cs as card base: 4″ x 1-1/4″, score along one of the short ends at 1/2″
  3. Basic White for inside: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  4. DSP pattern 1: 4″ x 4″
  5. DSP pattern 2: 4″ x 1-1/4″
  6. Basic White: 2-3/4″ X 2-3/4″ or a die cut of a similar size
  7. Coordinating color cs (different or same as card base): 3″ x 3″ (if desired to layer under shape from above)
  8. Coordinating Ribbon: 12″
  9. Stamps/dies to create a focal point on Basic White cs shape from #6, and on inside if desired.
  10. Ink colors for stamping as desired.
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This was a really fun and easy card layout. And with all of us choosing our own papers and stamp sets, the variety of finished projects was spectacular. If you have any questions regarding this project or how to assemble the parts, please just 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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Happy New Catalog Week!

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for—the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog is finally here! We hope you’re as excited as we are about our biggest publication of the year.

Are you ready for a year filled with friendship, fun, creativity, and connection? That’s what our Annual Catalog is all about! With the turn of every page, you’ll find stunning product suites, inspiring project ideas, and the kind of coordination you can’t find anywhere else.

Prepare to share what you love about the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog with your friends! I promise you are going to love it (and want it) all!

If you have placed an order with me during the past year or so you should have automatically received a printed copy of the new Annual Catalog in the mail by now. If not, reach out and ask for a copy. I would be more than happy to mail you one. The products look so much better when looking at them in a catalog, rather than on a computer screen or tiny phone screen (wink wink).

There is also a link to an electronic copy of the catalog on my Blog’s home page in the right margin, but HERE it is just in case. You can also download a PDF version by clicking on the down arrow with the underscore in the upper left corner of the page. (You will need to retrieve the file from you Downloads folder and save it to your computer.)

Thank you for stopping by today. I have lots of new projects to share with you using new products from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog now that I have made it through my taxes and have started a dispute on my property appraisal (adulting is hard, y’all!).

Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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