Stampin’ Up! Make a Difference Under the Sea

Mornin’, y’all1  Hope you’ve got a great weekend ahead of you!  Finny and I have some plans – we’re going to hit the Farmer’s Market and then he’s going to go to camp for a while so I can do some shopping!  When I called to make his reservation, I asked if there was room for Finn.  She asked my name – said they’ve got a few “Finn’s” who come.  When I told her my name, I also said – it’s the Aussie.  And SHE replied with “OH – I was hoping it was him – I just LOVE him!”  It’s a burden he bears with stoic dignity.

And a madly wiggling wriggler!

My card today is actually three cards.  I used the new Memories & More Small Notecards and Envelopes, the Make a Difference stamp set (which will be available to customers on 1 May in the Share What You Love early release) and … the octopus die from the Under The Sea Framelits.  Take a look-see:

I told you I was going to do it, y’all!  It was a moral imperative!  At least it was for me – a Trekkie from way back.  And I’m talking the real Trek – I’m Team Kirk all the way!

The layout for these cards is from this week’s TGIF Challenge Sketch.

So – in case you didn’t see my unveiling video the other night, there’s an octopus die in the new Under the Sea Framelits (avail on 1 June!) that happens to cut a perfect little United Federation of Planets (I’m a total geek!) emblem.

These are easy-peasy cards to make – it just takes a minute to cut 15 of the emblems from Gold Foil! 🙂

I made the card fronts in Command, Science and Security colors (aka Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red) – all matted on Basic Black.  Once everything was matted up, I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to adhere lengths of Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon around them.

Each of the Gold Foil emblems is adhered with Liquid Glue to a 1/2″ Basic Black circle that I punched with the 1/2″ Circle Punch and popped onto the card fronts with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

Each card got a different sentiment.  The Crushed Curry card – I see as a great card for a graduation – or a new job…

I made the front sentiment using the letters in the Make A Difference stamp set (you’re going to want this set – and you can get it on 1 May!) – I stamped the words in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and snipped them out.  Then I edged them with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker and added them with Liquid Glue.

On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from the In the Trees stamp set (2018 Occasions Catalog).  Then I used a cut-out of the emblem as a stencil and colored it with the Crushed Curry marker.  It’s outlined with my Journaling Pen!

For the Real Red card – I stamped a sentiment from the Host-exclusive Yay You in Tuxedo Black.  On the inside, I left it blank except for the Real Red emblem…

Finally – my personal favorite.  I used the letters in Make a Difference again, stamping the most iconic of Mr. Spock’s wise words.  After snipping them, I edged them with the Marina Mist Marker and adhered them.  On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Picture Perfect Birthday.

Each card front got some Silver star-shaped Metallic Enamel Shapes and the cards were done!

On the envelopes – I did three stenciled emblems on the fronts – all three envelopes are the same…

…and then the backs all got an emblem to match their card, as you saw above!

Et Voila!  A fun and easy pack of notecards for your favorite Trekkie – from totally-not-Star-Trek stamp sets and framelits!  I love the Make A Difference stamp set – its’ got the font you see plus a larger – much more ornate! – font set.  And I know I’ll be making an actual octopus – soon! – with the wonderful Under the Sea Framelits and it’s bundled Sea of Textures stamp set!  Hope you like!


P.S.  StampNStorage has released their spacers so you can make the new Stampin’ Up! ink pads work nicely in the original Ink Pad Holders!  Check them out at the link on my Sidebar!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Coming Soon!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • À la carte items available only during preorder period. (They will be available for purchase again when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.)
  • Bundles may be purchased via demonstrator, customer, workshop, or online order.
  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Although other catalog-related promotions will have some price increases (e.g., Product Purchase Premiere and 2018–2019 annual catalog preorder), nearly every item featured in the Share What You Love Suite Early Release will remain at its current price. The only exceptions are Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147090) and all ink pads featured in the In Color Collection 2018–2019 (item 147153).

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

The Make A Difference stamp set, Under the Sea Framelits and Memories & More Note Cards & Envelopes will be available soon!

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Each card starts with a Memories & More Small Notecard and Envelope

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card fronts and for inner liners); 1/2″ Circles (mats for emblems)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3″ x 4″ (inner liner); fussy cut words

Crushed Curry, Marina Mist and Real Red Card Stock: 3″ x 4″ (card fronts)

Gold Foil: emblems

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

I mowed for a while on Friday – it was a gorgeous day and…the grass was getting tall in the back.

And – I like riding the mower.  I was mostly in the shade.  I had a drink to keep me cool.

Very nice way to spend an hour!


The woof showed up.

It was very scary.  I was worried for the safety of the ponies.

You can understand my concern…

You can see Cady was almost beside herself with fear.

Must be very frustrating to not inspire any more concern in the herd-ees than he does… 😉



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Stampin’ Up! A Whole Lot of Lovely True Gentleman Marker Holder

Hey, y’all!  Welcome to the weekend.  Again!  Wow.  Time is flying – Sale-A-Bration ends TODAY!  So…if you’ve been “waiting till the last minute”….uhm….the last minute is upon you! 😉

Friday was busy for me – Finn to the vet (he’s fine!), real-work busy-ness, horse-shoer….bottom line, when I got ready to get a project together to share with you for today, I needed to select from one of my quicker to-do-list goodies!

Enter…the Sharpie Holder! 🙂

I’d seen this quick and fun project on Pinterest – from The Papered Chef – and thought they’d be fun to make.  And since they’re quick and easy – they’re perfectly perfect if you need a bunch of them!  The base is simply a strip of DSP – I used the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP – and a sentiment.  I grabbed one from Truly Tailored – the punny-ness of it was just too cool.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love About Southern Serenade

Well, shoot-fire, y’all.  It’s freakin’ Monday again!  Sheesh – why does it come so fast and then take so long to get back to the weekend?  Anyone have a clue? I think it’s even harder to face the week when half (or more!) of the weekend was rainy and pretty much nasty, don’t you?  And yes – that’s what we had.  All the day long on Sunday. Finn – not a fan.  He loves the mud but his mom doesn’t so….he got to spend way less time outside than normal. 🙁

That kind of weather is, however, great for making cards!  So…I did!  And we did a video last night with one of those projects.  If you were able to join me – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see the project I made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Southern Serenade stamp set, here’s a link to it on YouTube!

I used some of the pretty Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to make the box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits – I’ve found that the heavier weight of the foil specialty papers works the best for these little boxes.

As you can see in the video – you’ll cut two of the Lots to Love Framelits box die cuts and put them together with Fast Fuse – or Tear & Tape Adhesive like I used! Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! Last Minute Gift Ideas!

This is my second post for the day – if you’re looking for the card I shared this morning, check it out right here!

Now, y’all.  I know there are people among us that get their shopping for Christmas done in…September.  Like me.  I totally do that.


Anywho….if you happen to not be one of those hyper-organized folks (yep – this sounds way more like me!) and have one or two on your list for whom you’ve not shopped, let me give you some perfect last minute ideas. 🙂

You could get in your car, brave the Friday-before-Christmas traffic and go to the mall.  That’s an excellent idea.

Or not.

You could…pay like triple-quadruple shipping to perhaps have something show up sometime on Monday from an online store.

Risky.  And expensive.

ORRRRR – you could give the gift of creativity right from the comfort of your barcalounger and pajamas!

And I’ve got two options for your consideration:  

Give the gift of a Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

A Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription makes for a wonderful and thoughtful gift for the holidays for the crafter (or budding crafter!) on your list!  Here’s how to do it!

  • You place an order in my online store and checkout.  You will earn your very own Host Rewards for purchases over $150 (even when combined with other items you want to have shipped to you).  Bonus – if all you order is Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions – you won’t pay a dime in shipping!
  • You receive an email with a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription Code.
  • Give that code to a friend, family member or keep it for yourself (I won’t tell!).  If you’d like something “official” – you can click on that picture up above and print out a fun Gift Certificate!
  • Stick your “official” gift certificate in a beautiful, handmade Christmas card you made with your own two hands or write the code on a wonderful gift tag….whatever works best for you…and present it with a flourish to the lucky recipient!  Brace yourself for the excitement!
  • If the recipient doesn’t already have a Paper Pumpkin account, they should set one up here.
  • On the main screen of their account, they add the Subscription Code.
  • Starting the following month, they’ll find a Paper Pumpkin box in their mailbox for every month of the subscription. If they want to continue past that time, they can simply add their credit card information to continue.

Option 2 – How about a Gift Certificate from me – for anything the recipient wants in the Online Store?

  • I can provide a lovely Christmas-y Gift Certificate (in digits for you to print out whilst still in your pajamas!) for any amount you’d like!  
  • Once you’ve printed the certificate – use any creative gifting methodology you like!  “But Mary…what if I live in North Dakota and it’s going to my bestest friend in south Florida?!” Well…send the digits of the certificate in an e-mail!  Add a selfie of yourself holding the Gift Certificate! (consider getting dressed before snapping the shot…) to the email!
  • To redeem their gift, your lucky recipient will send me an e-mail or give me a call and I’ll place her order for her!  
  • Bonus – your gift-ee will receive Peppermint Points for the amount of the gift certificate and will begin her journey of creativity!  But – as a reward for your generosity….I’ll also give YOU the same number of Peppermint Points!!  Win-win-WIN!!

So – two ideas – all doable today!  Or even tomorrow!

Get after it, y’all.  And then settle back, sip some peppermint hot chocolate and binge watch Christmas movies the rest of the day! 🙂




Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

My Next Online Host Club is About to Kick Off

If You Want in – Now’s the Time!

Sale-A-Bration is Coming and that’s a GREAT time to get Host Benefits!

Would you like to receive host benefits ? Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Well then – an Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

My next club will start up on 3 Jan (coincidently with the arrival of the 2018 Occasions Catalog and the start of Sale-A-Bration!) and I have a few openings available.

How does it work?  Well – at a glance…

You sign up for a 6 month term and agree to:

  • Place a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Place your order by the 20th of each month
  • Use the Host code I’ll provide in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

And what do you get in return?

  • Based on a random draw, you’ll be the “host” for one of the six months
  • In your month, you’ll be guaranteed a workshop total of $150 – meaning no less than $15 in Stampin’ Rewards for you to spend!
  • In your Host month, your order ships FREE!
  • When you place a host club order – which you’ll do each month – you’ll get DOUBLE peppermints for that order!  So – if all you did was place your $25 order for the six months, you’d end up with 12 Peppermints.  Most folks end up with all 16 (and then some) – and earn a free $40 gift!
  • At the end of the club, you’ll get to choose a free stamp set up to $20!
  • And – you get first dibs on the next Online Club!
  • FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects – and access to all the past tutorials on my  website!
  • FREE catalogs during your membership term

Sound like something you’d be interested in? Let me know quick – spots are filling up fast!

2018 Occasions Catalog Shares are Now Open!

What are catalog shares, you ask?  They’re your chance to try a little bit of everything and see what you like the best from a new Stampin’ Up! catalog!  

I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Jan 18 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – hopefully during the week of 8 Jan!

We’ve got new Designer Series Papers, new ribbons and trims and all sorts of fun embellishments!  

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it…

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Ribbons/Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  You can see everything included in each share type and find a handy sign-up sheet on my 2018 Occasions Catalog Shares page!

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

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Stampin’ Up! Giftable Greetings August 2017 Paper Pumpkin

Hey guys – today I took a quick Paper Pumpkin break!

What’s that, you ask?

It’s when you’ve got a super cool Paper Pumpkin kit that just needs to be put together, so you take a little hiatus from making original cards and you play with your Paper Pumpkin!

And it’s appropriate that I did that during August – when you can get signed up for a new subscription and get your first kit at 50% off!!


Yea – I like it, too!  Check out the video about this promotion!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join between Thursday, August 11 and Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

This month’s kit is really fun (and once you’re a subscriber, you can buy past kits when they’re available, and refills for the kits you really love!).  It made 8 cards and matching envelopes – and a cool card gift box.  It’s call Giftable Greetings:

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Here’s what’s in the kit!

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I looked over the directions right quick, and then got crafty!  Everything’s ready to put together.  I decided to make a couple of sympathy cards with the stamped sentiment and blank ovals (included).  I also pulled out my All Things Thanks stamp set and made a couple of Birthday thank you cards.

About a half hour later, I had….

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Love those fern stickers!  So cute.

I even did up the insides – with the sentiments in the stamp set that came with the kit and the leftover stickers!  

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One of the coolest parts of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit is the beautiful gift box – complete with acetate lid!

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How pretty is that?  What a nice gift this would make for almost anyone! 

Okay – maybe your hubby wouldn’t love to receive it… 😉

But…almost anyone else would!  Can anyone say….teacher gift?  Hostess gift?  And – refills for this fun kit go on sale on 22 Aug.

So – if you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, then you should give it a shot.  And this is a great time to do it!  Here’s the link again – head on over, get signed up (don’t forget the Promo Code!!) and let the fun come to your door!!  



P.S.  Here’s a fun and quick video – with music and everything! – showing you all the pieces and parts of this August kit!  Click the picture and enjoy!

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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

The 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

Shares give you a chance to…try before you buy!  Get a little taste of all the new Designer Series Papers, Ribbons, Trims and Embellishments without spending over $190 on a pack, roll or stack of every single new goody!  Shares will be open until 30 Aug – and I’ll place the order on 1 Sept!  For all the details – including a list of everything you can get – and a handy sign up form – go to my 2017 Holiday Catalog Shares page right…here! 

Have You Got a Copy of the Holiday Catalog Yet?!

My customers will be receiving theirs in the mail soon!!  If you’ve got a SU! demonstrator, then you need to hurry quick and ask him or her to send you a copy of your own.  If you don’t – I’d be happy to send you one.  Just give me a holler right here – be sure to leave a mailing address! – and I’ll get one out to you ASAP! 🙂

You Earned ‘Em – Now It’s Time to Spend ‘Em!

All thru the month of August, be sure to redeem the Bonus Coupons you earned in July!  You’ve got until 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 Aug to redeem your coupons.  Get all the info you need right here!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn-Fan Fix  

So, I’m a little bit mean to my poor little puppy. 🙁

The other day, while I was working in the kitchen and he was helping me, I was busily chatting with him.  I do that a lot.

“Finn, get out of the dishwasher”

“Finn – please.  Could you possibly find somewhere besides under my feet to lay?”

“Finn – no, you really can’t eat the wire-tie.”

Like that.

At some point I said something like…”Finny-bo-binny, whatcha doin’, hmmmMMMMmmmMMmmmMMMMm??!”

Where I made a weird noise while saying hmmmMMMMmmmMMmmmMMMMm.

And he tilted his head sideways.

And it just struck me as so danged cute and funny that I laughed.

I didn’t hear him laughing, so I was laughing at him – not with him.  That’s the mean part.

So, since it was so adorable, I made more noises!  And got more “head-tilt”.



I actually did this for an inordinate amount of time!  He really started to be concerned for my mental health.

At one point, I even got a paw.  I believe it means….”Mom?  What in the world is wrong with you, Mom?”


It’s okay.  You can admit in your heart that he’s the cutest dog ever.  On the planet, even.  I won’t tell and your dog will never know.

Prolly…. 🙂



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Stampin’ Up! Thoughtful Banners Pop of Pink Butterfly Sticky Note Holder

Home again home again!  Friday’s come and I’m home again! 🙂

Last week, I received a wonderful gift in the mail.  Inside was the cutest card ever, made with the Hey, Chick stamp set.  And…a Sticky Note Holder!  

Now, my friend Jen, who sent these wonderful gifts to me, knows that sticky notes are high on my list of must-have stamping tools!  I use them all the time as masks – I mean, doesn’t everyone?  But, what she may not know, is that I have a general weakness for sticky notes!  I use them everywhere, for everything!  When I was working in an office, I had them all over my desk.  I used them as to-do’s and telephone notes and reminders to myself.  As I type this, I have a pink one stuck on the side of my laptop with customer ordering gifts written on it so I’ll get them ordered and mailed off.  I love them.

I wish I’d invented them, cuz then I’d be rich!!

Anywho – when I saw the darling Sticky Note Pad holder she’d made, I knew I needed to make one for myself (and then a bunch for friends!).  I used the Thoughtful Banners bundle, a couple of Elegant Butterfly Punches and some Pop of Pink DSP.  Take a look-see:


This one ended up playing along perfectly with this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge!


So.  These are pretty quick and easy to put together.

I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock as the base of my holder.  I scored lines at varying distances…


It’s hard to see the score lines, but I put the measurements there for you to see.  From the left side, score and fold at 1 5/8″, 2″, 5″ and 5 3/8″.

Then I made the panels to decorate the outside of the holder.  There are three different panels, all Pop of Pink DSP matted on Melon Mambo.


I used my Project Life Corner Punch and the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch Board to round the ends of the card stock holder, the mats and the DSP.  Then I SNAILd all the panels in place.

To close the holder, I used a small piece of sticky-backed Velcro – one on the outside of the smaller end flap and the other side on the inside of the larger flap.  You can see the inside piece in the next picture.  I adhered my Sticky Note Pad to the middle panel of the holder using Fast Fuse on the back of the holder.


To decorate the outside, I pulled out my Thoughtful Banners stamp set, and stamped the banner image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Whisper White. I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo and punched it with the matching Duet Banners Punch (get the stamp set and punch together as a bundle and save an additional 10%!).  I popped the banner on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The butterfly is made from two Elegant Butterfly Punch pieces.  I used two different designs in the Pop of Pink DSP and then adhered them together with Liquid Glue on the body portion of the butterfly.  I lightly curled the top butterfly wings to help them stick up a little bit and popped him on the holder with some more Dimensionals.  I finished him off with some Pearl Basic Jewels – and that was it!


You can see Jen’s most-adorable Sticky Note Holder on the right – she very cleverly punched the end of her holder and then created a slit in which to secure the end!  I love her little holder and hope I came even close to a solid CASE!  Hope you like – and will make one for yourself! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Everyone Loves Free Things!

And There’s Less Than a Month Left to Get Your EXTRA BIG Starter Kit!!


So – Take Advantage of the Best Free Stuff Giveaway Going!

Join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator between now and the end of Sale-A-Bration (31 Mar), you’ll get two free stamp sets of your choice in your Starter Kit!! Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs (just not a bundle or kit)!


  • Promotion Period: 4 Jan 17 – 31 Mar 17
  • New recruits who join during the promotion period will receive their choice of two free stamp sets from the Annual or Occasions Catalog for free in their Starter Kit.  Please notice there’s no price limit on these stamp sets!  So the potential value of this free goody is $104! Just sayin’.
  • Plus, if you have a new demonstrator join under you during the promotion, you’ll get to pick any free catalog item up to $25 – and you’ll have until 14 Jun to redeem your reward.  Why is that date important??  Cuz the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog will come out on the 1st of June – so…you can pick a brand new item if you want!!
  • The Starter Kits are $99 and you get $125 in Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, free shipping on your Starter Kit plus two additional free stamp sets of your choice if you join before 31 Mar!

If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator or have any questions about joining, feel free to drop me an email, I’d love to tell you more about it!  Or visit my Join My Team page for more details.  I welcome all types of Demonstrators on my team – from those who’d just like to get the discount for themselves to those who want to build a business. 🙂

Have a great Friday and hope you get off a little early to start your weekend.  I’ll see you tomorrow!





Basic Black Card Stock: 3″ x 8 1/8″ (holder base, scored and folded at 1 5/8″, 2″, 5″ and 5 3/8″)

Melon Mambo Card Stock: 1 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ (small end panel mat); 2 7/8″ square (middle panel mat); 2 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ (large end panel mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: Thoughtful Banners sentiment

Pop of Pink DSP: 1 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (small end panel mat); 2 3/4″ square (middle panel mat); 2 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ (large end panel mat); Elegant Butterfly punches (x2)

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Well, I got a hero’s welcome home on Thursday afternoon!  I could see Finn on the middle seat as Wayne drove up to pick me up at the airport.  He was watching out the window and saw me, too!

Some ladies were sitting on the benches awaiting their ride – and they were smiling and laughing cuz they could see him and how excited he was!

Once I was in, he wormed his way onto my lap.  Well – half way.  Front half on my lap and back half on the floor behind the seat.  He rode there most of the way home.


Safest way for him to ride?  Definitely not.  But…we got away with it this time.  And he got back where he belonged once he was sure I wasn’t going to be getting out again!

Don’t even look at the left side of my face – by the time I was able to get my camera out, he’d divested me of all my makeup on that side!  He also left about half-a-dog’s worth of hair on my hoodie!  Oh well – it’s an accessory, I guess…

I think he might have missed me a bit!  I know I missed him! 🙂



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Stampin’ Up! Falling For You Gift Card Holder for the Share The Love Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all – happy Valentine’s Day and welcome to the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop!  And, in honor of the day, this month’s theme is Share the Love!  I can’t wait to see what all the ladies come up with and I hope you’ll spend some time scrolling thru all their offerings today!

My project is the second installment from the gift items I made for my friend’s wedding this past weekend.  Wedding…Love.  Made sense to me!

A few weeks back, I made a card using the Falling For You stamp set and the Falling in Love DSP.  When I selected this card for them, I decided to make a Gift Card Holder to go with it.

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Stampin’ Up! Sunshine Wishes That’s The Wedding Tag!

Hey, y’all – from sunny St. Pete, Florida!  Easy peasy drive down yesterday – boy, I love my Odyssey!!  Was cool driving across the long bridge between Tampa and St. Pete.  There’s a sign at the start that warns….Long Bridge Ahead, Check Gas!  LOL – I’d just filled up, so it was all good!  I enjoyed watching the birds dive down into the bay as I crossed.

I didn’t get a picture of poor little Finny’s face this morning – he’s totally caught on to the suitcase.  He tried to body-block me – and it! – all the way down the hallway.  I felt really bad! 🙁

Before I get to my project – I know you need something Finn-ish!  So…. here we go!  A few weeks back, I took this picture – sort of randomly.  For some reason, this is one of his cutest parts to me!

Seriously??  Those not-so-little white toes!

It’s a terrible burden being such an object of affection.  Serious pressure to always be cute.  

Fortunately, he excels!

I promised a couple of wedding-related projects in the next couple of days – and today is the first installment!  I got a couple of gifts (in addition to a gift card) from Bed, Bath and Beyond and while I was there, I took advantage of their free gift wrapping station.  So all I had left to do was make a gift tag.  

Which I did – with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, a bit of That’s The Tag stamp set and a touch of Silver Glimmer….take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Fall Festival and a Flurry of Wishes Make-and-Take

Good morning – today’s share is quick and easy.  And quick.  Cause I’m whooped tonight – been a long week, crossing too many time zones in too short a time.  Looking forward to Sunday doing a whole lotta nuthin’!! 🙂

The Fall Festival was very nice – lots of nice folk walking around.  A few stopped and made themselves a little Christmas gift tag – which you’ll see in just a minute!  Sold a card or two, and made a lot of contacts.  Met several nice ladies who love Stampin’ Up! and went home with catalogs.  So…good day all around!

Also met a nice man who sells Pampered Chef – kind of unusual, but cool to see a guy in that business.  I’d forgotten how many great products that company has (I sold Pampered Chef many MANY years ago!).  I’m now trying to figure out how to do a Facebook show or an online show of some sort.  Anyone want in? 😉

I thought my booth ended up looking really good – thanks Amy Koenders for lending me the tablecloths and the cute window display.   What do you think?

Fall Festival 1 - Stamps-N-Linegrs

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Stampin’ Up! A Little Something Pillow Box Note Card Holder!

Welcome, y’all!  Happy Saturday – hope you’ve got something fun planned for the weekend and the weather to let you do it!  I think we’re going to make a trip to Costco, and I hope we’re going to go see Mr. Matt Damon in The Martian.  I read that book last week – I had to ration myself so it would last…very fast read and I was having fun with it, so I wanted to sit down and devour it, but I also wanted it to LAST!!  A conundrum to be sure.  Anyway – it’s excellent and if you get a chance to read it, I highly recommend that you do! 🙂

For today’s share, I have a note card holder for you.  We made a version of this at the World Card Making Day last weekend.  This is what we made….

A Little Something Note Card Holder - Stamps-N-Lingers

Cute, huh?  Well, I wanted to make a more Christmas-y one, and I wanted it embossed.  With my fave TIEF – the wonderful Woodland!  I put a tutorial over on my Tutorials Page, so head over and see the detailed instructions for making one of these little guys!  If you haven’t been over there, I’ve posted quite a few projects for you to take a look at.

Today’s note card holder uses, as I mentioned, the Woodland TIEF, the stamp set called A Little Something, some Home for the Holidays DSP and a few other little goodies.  Take a look-see:

Woodland Note Card Holder 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers

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