Everything is Rosy

Are you ready for a ray of sunshine in your life? The Everything is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

The Everything is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

I was a bit hesitant to share this product promotion with you due to it’s limited availability — May 1-31, 2019, or while supplies last. Why? Because you all get excited and then try to order it and poof the item is sold out already. But Stampin’ Up! had this problem in mind when they decided on how they would launch this new product offering, the first of its kind. Here is a little bit of what they had to say:

Several recent products have far exceeded ordered quantities, and have run out quickly after becoming available to customers. For this reason, there will not be a demonstrator preorder period. We are making the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley available to you and your customers simultaneously and encouraging you to use the marketing and training resources below to prepare for the new product launch…

The price ($80.00 US) can seem a bit daunting until you fully understand all that you truly are getting as part of the product medley — a stamp set, coordinating dies, ribbons, specialty designer series paper, metallic designer series paper (in Rose Gold!), die cuts, mirror embellishments and Rose Gold shimmer paint! Well it sounds like a bargain now.

Here are a few projects put together by our design team as an example of just some of the projects you could make with the products in this product medley:

This is a beautiful collection of products. If you must have them, I do urge you to put your order in quickly after May 1 to avoid missing out on the chance to get one for yourself. If I can be of any help processing your order, I would be happy to help.

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


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50 Reasons Why …

It is the greatest compliment to be asked to create a custom item for one of the best friends of your best friend … it is also extremely nerve wracking. I had these conflicting emotions recently when my “special friend” (inside joke) Katherine was telling me about a plaque she was trying to order for a friend’s birthday off of Etsy. She was having a difficult time getting the seller to respond to her and she had not yet received a final proof for the custom item and the deadline for shipping had already come and gone. I commented that I now have a 12 x 12 color printer and could probably help her if she wanted me to give it a try ….

After some file conversions and other computer magic and font adjustments I had a proof for Katherine’s review.  She wanted to emphasize the hearts. At first I thought the Heart Epoxy Droplets, but I only had one pack and I needed 50 of the small sized hearts. Then I thought glimmer paper! Here is the finished item which both Katherine and the birthday girl, Erin, loved:

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products that were used in the design of this project with quick link thumbnails to make adding them to your shopping cart a snap.

Product List

The design designer series paper used under the vellum is retired. The non-Stampin’ Up! items you will need to complete your project are a 12 x 12 shadow box and 12 x 12 vellum available at your local big box store.

If you have any questions or would like to commission a custom project for a deserving friend or family member, all you need to do is ask. I love creating and putting smiles on people’s faces when they see the end result.

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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INK Demos & Stamped with Joy Swaps

#sanantonioonstage2019 has wrapped but the fun still lingers in the air as I unpack my stash of swaps and haul of products we received as part of our registration bag, Prize Patrol, all Attendee Give Aways and Make & Take dispersement (once we were done we split up the supplies, including stamp sets, punches and inks used for each project)!

As I previously mentioned it took me what seemed like forever to complete my 26 cards for our organized group swap, but that was alright with me because this group of ladies are very talented and worth the time. Well, to prove my point, here are the cards I received in return:

I am so lucky to be part of this group of talented stampers!

If you would like the “recipe” for any of these card projects, just ask and I will research what was used and get back to you ASAP.

I also received a couple of gifts from my uplines, Amy Storrie and Leslie Bumgarner:

This was filled with two full packages of Stampin’ dimensionals – something I always need.

This was a tiny tin bucket with real flower seeds which I can water and grow. It’s only about 2″ tall and is super cute. Amy used one of the new stamp set bundles that she demonstrated at #sanantonioonstage2019 last Saturday – Bloom & Grow.

Also a special shout out to Amy Storrie who was recognized for hitting her $500,000 Lifetime Sales goal!

Can you believe we squeezed all that fun into one day? Whew!

I have my iGA infusion tomorrow so I may be quite for a day or so but I will try to post news updates to my blog since there has been a lot of new information flooding in these past few weeks.

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. The mailing selector for the new catalog closes April 30. If you would like a new Annual Catalog from me, leave me a comment so I will be sure to include you.

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Greetings my stamping friends. Yes that was our hashtag for #OnStage2019 San Antonio as bizarre as it looks strung together. Aside from an excruciating tooth ache, I had an awesome time and am already looking forward to the November 2019 OnStage Local event near me which will be Las Vegas, baby!

I made a very limited number of general swap cards (16) so here are the ones I received back. I gave credit to the designer of the projects if they put their names on their items.

These are all great projects. If you want a “recipe” for what products were used on a particular project, just ask and I will try to answer your question.

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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Retiring Items List

The time has come to say goodbye to the retiring products from both the Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The much anticipated lists were published today. I have not had the opportunity to review them closely (I spent all day today running between dentist office to an oral surgeon to get a very painful tooth extracted) but I wanted to be sure to share them with you as soon as possible so you get a chance to grab what you want while it is still available. Links are provided below.

Occasions Catalog – PDF

Occasions Catalog – Excel

Annual Catalog – PDF

Annual Catalog – Excel

One thing I do know is that Lovely as a Tree has finally been retired. I think we should all hold a special ceremony in honor of this stamp set’s longevity.

Please keep in mind as you review these lists that when a BUNDLE retires it does not mean that the stamp set and dies or punch are retiring; just the bundled 10% discounted price will no longer be offered. This can be very confusing. Also any wood-mount versions of stamp sets are being retired. If you have any questions or concerns please ask me and I will try and clarify for you.

Also, clear-mount stamp sets that carry over are being converted to cling sets in the new catalog. These stamps sets are:

  • Pop of Petals
  • Label Me Pretty
  • Special Celebrations
  • Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Botanical Bliss
  • This Little Piggy
  • Flourishing Phrases
  • Stitches All Around
  • Hold on to Hope
  • Heartland
  • Peaceful Place
  • Barn Door
  • Accented Blooms
  • Birthday Backgrounds
  • Perennial Birthday
  • Dashing Deer
  • Winter Woods
  • Kindness & Compassion
  • Dandelion Wishes
  • Healing Hugs
  • Sorry for Everything
  • Love You to Pieces
  • Tropical Chic
  • Bee Thankful
  • Animal Outing
  • Little Elephant
  • Beautiful You
  • Painted Glass
  • Little Twinkle
  • Beautiful Day
  • Magical Mermaid
  • First Frost
  • Rooted in Nature
  • Country Road
  • Lilypad Lake
  • Sea of Textures
  • Artisan Textures
  • Gallery Grunge
  • Bokeh Dots
  • Crafting Forever

So in other words these stamp sets are not being retired, just reconfigured.

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


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A “So Shelli” Paper Pumpkin Kit

This May, you’re in for a treat. Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up!’s board chair and cofounder, to deliver you a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. It’s exclusive, collectible, and one of a kind. Die-hard Paper Pumpkin and Stampin’ Up! fans won’t want to miss this special edition.

The look and feel of this kit is all Shelli. It’s elegant, feminine, and so full of springtime details that you’ll probably just want to take a walk, breathe in the fresh air, and then go home and stamp every card in the kit. And the box it comes in? We predict that you’ll be keeping it . . . like . . . forever. Wait and see.

Be sure to subscribe by May 10, 2019 if you want to receive this kit!

Not convinced yet, then check out this card we had as one of our Make & Takes from #sanantonioonstage2019 yesterday.

This is just one of the four designs that make up the 12 cards in the kit.

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. All is well with JoJo and Ella. They were so very happy to see us today and over joyed to be home!

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#OnStage2019 Midday Break

Time is flying by. We have already had our lunch break and our first Make & Take session after several stage presentations featuring new products bundles and suites.

One presenter was the very talented Meg Daves from I Teach Stamping who demonstrated the To a Wild Rose bundle inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Mary Ellen Byer.

Job well done, Meg! You made your fellow Texas demonstrators proud.

Here is one of the Make & Takes we did today featuring some of the products from the Bird Ballad Suite:

As you will see I made a slight modification to the layout.

I did not make the second card because it required die cutting and these tools were not provided. I will plan on making this one once I have these products in hand.

I will have more to share later. Until then, stamp in my friends.


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The fun has begun. Here is a quick share of the items we have received so far just 30 minutes into our program.

We are watching a live stream from Auckland, New Zealand featuring Brian Pilling and the new In Colors!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Until next time, stamp on my friends.


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OnStage Bound

I am on my way to San Antonio, Texas to join over 800 other demonstrators for training and inspiration as we are introduced to the new products in the upcoming Annual Catalog. I have seen some sneak peeks from the OnStage Live event in Auckland, New Zealand and I can say that what I have seen is FANTASTIC!

My day started off a bit on the rocky side. My husband and I boarded our dogs for this trip and one of our dogs — JoJo — is newly adopted.

She is not quite 2 years old and was surrendered by her original humans after about a year and again by an adoptive human after 2 days just a few days before we adopted her 2 months ago. I was nervous about boarding her in fear that she would think she was being abandoned again. Sadly she pulled out of her harness as we were walking towards the runs but thankfully did not run off once I called her name. I had to struggle to carry her the last 30 yards or so as my husband and kennel employee weren’t paying me any attention as they had our other dog, Ella. Needless to say I cried for a while after leaving them this morning. I just feel like a terrible human right now. Am I the only one who loves their dogs this much? Surely not!

I will have a long drive to San Antonio today. My husband is self-employed as a food and beverage broker and has planned numerous client calls along the way (and likely a little out of the way). I hope I can manage to not strangle him before we get there. We are traveling in my vehicle and he is a bumper rider; he texts while he drives; and he is constantly on his cell phone. Our conversations so far have consisted of “Me: school zone; Him: Would you just let me drive! … Me: Would you please put that phone down; Him: Would you please let me drive! Me: But we are approaching stopped traffic you need to pay attention; Him: I need to work. Me: If I need to drive so you can work I will.” If you hear a story about me on the news, this is the back story! We haven’t even left Dallas yet!

My fun begins tomorrow. I will share as much as I can with you as soon as I have it. Stay tuned!

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


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I “CASE’D” Myself!

In between madly posting old retired stamp sets on the Facebook closed group “Stampin’ Down & Up Buy, Sell, ISO” and trying to clean up and organize my disaster of a craft room, I actually did make another swap card for the upcoming #OnStage2019 event in San Antonio which is just a few days away now.

I know I told myself that I needed to go “clean and simple” with my next set of swap cards, but I do have a bit of a stubborn streak which my husband can well attest to. But rather than create an entirely new card design, I simply made a small tweak to a card I designed a while ago. Here is the redesigned card:

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

Product List

If you would like to see the original card I designed, check out my December 14, 2018 Humming Along Sneak Peek post.

If you have any questions regarding any of the design elements of this card, do not hesitate to ask. My tutorials are always provided to you at no charge.

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.


Hmmm … wonder if I have time to work in another swap …!

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