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Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Promotion….1 – 30 June 2023!

Hey y’all!  This is my second post today – if you’re looking for the card I shared this morning – here ‘tis!

I wanted to let you know about an amazing joining special that Stampin’ Up! is running – starting tomorrow!

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up!  New team members will get even more FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Between 1–30 June, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

Here’s the deets!

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Stampin’ Up! Our Kauai Adventure Continues

Well – here it is.  The day we’ve been waiting for – but…not with excitement!  Sadly – this is the day we leave paradise to head home!  And – it’s a loooooong trip!  We’re going to be “enjoying” the “comforts” of flying for over 24 hours!  Yikes!  I’m sure I’ll have some pics to share of the journey and the home-coming with the fur-man (I AM anxious to see him tomorrow, for certain sure!).  Probably look for those on Monday!

But – in the meantime, we had some more adventures or two in Kauai this week!  On Tuesday, we drove into Hanalei again to pick up some snorkeling gear for us and a surfboard – yup! – for Wayne!  There’s a bay just below our condo where we see surfers and snorkelers during the day and early evening so…we wanted to see what it was all about!

We clamored down a VERY steep hill – no pics of this, we were BUSY keeping the rubber side down!

Then we watched while Wayne tried his hand at surfing.  To his credit – he DID get out past the surf (score) and he DID get back on the board when he was rolled off (I’d have called it a day right then!) and he DID get up on his hands and feet for a few feet.  But – surfing is hard work and takes some time so…he came in finally.  Then Amy and Lance and I did a little snorkeling…

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Moose and Plaid Sneak Peek

Good morning! Happy mid-way-thru-the-weekend!  Hope it’s going well – it’s a freakin’ steam bath here!  Yikes.  I am SO ready for some Fall weather.  Either that or I need to build an underground bunker. 😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see how I made today’s card – and get a few more looks at some goodies in the new 2019 Holiday Catalog – here’s the replay!

From the instant I saw the Merry Moose stamp set – and the bundled Moose Punch (seriously?!? 🙂 ) – I knew this would be at the top end of my list for this really awesome new catalog!  And then I saw the Wrapped in Plaid DSP and…well.  It was a moose-y marriage made in heaven!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by building the background – using the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (coming on 4 Sept in the 2019 Holiday Catalog).  I used the trees mask and a sponge with Crumb Cake ink to first create the trees.  Leaving the mask in place, I then sponged lightly over the top with new Golden Glitz Delicata Ink (also new in the 2019 Holiday catty!).  When it was dry, I matted the panel on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.

Next I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler plaid paper from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP, using a square Stitched Shapes Die.  I also cut a same-size piece of Very Vanilla.  I adhered the plaid square at a diagonal onto the card front with Liquid Glue.

On the Very Vanilla square, I stamped the large tree from Merry Moose in Shaded Spruce – twice.  Then I used the small tree image – and stamped-off-once Shaded Spruce – to add a few background trees.  I inked the large tree with the Golden Glitz ink and stamped over the top of the images.  Then I adhered the square to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used a few Glue Dots to adhere a length of 5/8″ Burlap Trim across the panel.

I cut a small Rectangle Stitched Dies shape from Very Vanilla, stamped the Merry Moose sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, and adhered it to the trim with Liquid Glue.

On another piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the moose in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I used my Light and Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color his body and Light and Dark Gray Granite for his antlers.  I cut him out with the Moose Punch and, using Liquid Glue and some Mini Dimensionals (under the antlers), adhered him next to the sentiment.

I stamped the scarf in Shaded Spruce on Very Vanilla, fussy cut it and adhered it with Liquid Glue.  Then I added some Shaded Spruce jewels from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (these are coming soon, too!) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Cherry Cobbler to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I did a few more Shaded Spruce and Golden Glitz trees and some “ground/snow” in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Merry Moose trees on the front…

…and some more of that wunnermus Wrapped in Plaid on the envelope flap.

Et Voila.  Moose.  Trees.  Sentiments.  An adorable racoon.  AND a punch??  Yep – the Merry Moose bundle is going to be a heavy favorite this season, I am 100% confident!  And if you pair it with plaid?  Oh my.  I hope you like!






P.S.  Speaking of bundles…be watching tomorrow!  I’ve been at it again – coming up with super wonderful (and money-saving) Special Bundles from the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  And…you’re gonna LOVE what I’ve put together for you! But – they’ll only be available for a limited time, so… stick close!  🙂


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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 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 – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂

Last Weekend of 2019!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn!  Don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

Time to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupons!

Click the picture for the how-to’s and where-for’s!

And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

What’s The Best Bundle Going??

It’s the…


From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:   

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Crumb Cake Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ square Stitched Shapes die cut (trees); 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ Rectangle Stitched Die (sentiment)

Wrapped In Plaid DSP: 2 5/8″ square Stitched Shapes die cut on front; envelope flap

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

Did you guys know that yesterday was – apparently – National Spoil Your Dog Day?

No – I didn’t either.  Until I got an e-mail from Chewy or IHeartDogs or some such.

So…if I understand this correctly…we’re only supposed to spoil our dog on ONE DAY OUT OF THE YEAR?!?

Finn gives this stupid idea about a million paws DOWN!

Maybe a National Spoil Your Cat Day (and maybe then only once every 5 or 6 years – if you MUST have a cat).

But – not for dogs.

Dogs must be spoiled every.  Single.  Day.

Yesterday, in order to ensure that happened – Finn got me up twice on Friday night to go out.  This is unheard of in our house.  He simply never has to go out once he’s hit the sack.

THIS is normal – all night long – with nary a twitch nor a wiggle.  Probably some snoring, but that’s about it.

So I was on high alert on Saturday morning and, sure enough, appears he had a little tummy upset.

The 2 teaspoons of Pepto Bismol (YUK, mom – what the HECK!?!) was not even sort of well received.

Chicken and rice in the Mealthy Multi-Pot was the more (much more!) palatable remedy.  Dump it in – a quick 3 minutes on high and then sit until I got back in from doing the horses and…

I’ll feed this out and I’m quite sure it will settle his little tummy right down.

Also I’ll be a rock-star AND – will have fulfilled the requirement to spoil my dog for this year.  Winner winner chicken-and-rice dinner!

Phew! 😅 Don’t have to do THAT again for 364 more days! What a relief! 😉




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Stampin’ Up! Trimmer Blades, Bonus Days, Clearance Rack and More Galore

Good morning!  How goes the week?  We had some storms last night.  Nothing too awful bad – but…enough that we were paying attention to the radar.  And glad we’d fed the horses a little early and put all the vehicles under cover!  We got back in the house from doing it all about 10 minutes before the bottom fell out! 🙂

There’s a lot going on at Stampin’ Up! this week, so I thought it would be best to let you know about them today!  Check it all out!

Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades Will Be Available on 27 June!

Good news! Stampin’ Up! has received a shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995), and this item will become available on 27 June at 10:00 AM (MT).

Remember – limit on blades will be three! We anticipate blades to sell out quickly, but hope more folks will be able to order with the smaller limit.

Also, there are a couple different error messages you will see if you try to add the blades to an order before they become available and after they have sold out.

  • On the day of the launch, if you try to order the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades before they are available, you will see this error message: “You may not order 1 of item 126995 because of promotion restrictions.”
  • When the blades have sold out, the message will return to the current message until the next launch: “This item has been discontinued and cannot be added to your order (126995).”

Remember: June 27th (that’s THURSDAY!) at 10AM (MOUNTAIN TIME!)

Stamp Sets Going on the Clearance Rack Tomorrow – 26 Jun!!


Clearance Rack

Tomorrow, 26 June, at 12:01 AM (MT), FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!, Stampin’ Up! is putting stamp sets on the Clearance Rack! This is not something we have done in the past—and we don’t know if we will do again—but we want to make sure you’re aware so you can get in on the deals!

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be added to the clearance rack (while supplies last!).  Stamp artwork will be shown on the clearance rack.

Bonus Days Are Coming Next Week!

For every $50 you spend between 1 Jul – 31 July (before shipping and tax) you’ll earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 1 – 31 August!!

Here’s the Deets!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  31 July 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.  You need to keep those e-mails with the Coupon Codes!
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There’s no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

Ever Think You Might Want To Join Stampin’ Up!?

The Perfect TIME is COMING!!

From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. Woo-hoo!!

Check it out!

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 July or after 31 August will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. Pay just $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for your Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire 31 October 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.

Joining the Critters-N-Creating Krew team is easy – and we’re building a great little community of folks who love to stamp and create!  We have a fun and exclusive FB page where we chat and share our projects.

Our team is a mix of folks who joined to get the discount (Hobby Demos) and those who are pursuing a business! So whatever YOUR goal is – I’d love to have you on board!

Head over to my Join My Team page and read-up – then let’s get you started (but wait until July to pull the trigger – or you won’t get in on this Extra Extra deal-y-o!!)  If you have any questions while you’re there – or before you go! – drop me a note at!

Whew!!  That was a LOT to take in!





P.S.  Another day of happy mail for me on Monday!

Some flowers from my friend and teammate Shirley Gentry!  She’s got a cool blog you should check out right here!

Fellow card maker Nancy sent this pretty card using some retired Stampin’ Up! goodies!

From Lubbock, Tx – teammate and friend (whom I ALSO hope to meet in person one day!) Lynda Goff sent a card using one of my favorite stamp sets!

And – from up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, my friend (and one of my very first teammates!) Beth Hooper sent this gorgeous Magnolia card!

Thank you all so much for all the smiles! 🙂


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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

My Retired Sale List!

Be sure to check out my Retired Products list – there are lot of goodies from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, the 2019 Occasions Catalog – and even from previous catalogs!  It’s a great opportunity to get some of your past favorites and save a little money!

Stampin’ Storage Back in the Online Store!

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for the return of the new Stampin’ Storage products – I have good news!  They’re back – but it may be temporary!  Everyone is so excited to pick them up that we MAY see them return to the non-orderable list!  So…if you’ve been waiting to get yours – NOW is the time to snap them up! 🙂

Check it out!

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

I don’t want to be the bringer of bad news, but…Finn had a growth the other day.

Fortunately – I found it while it was small.

And the surgery to remove it was quite minor – no anesthesia required.

Just a pluck and a nose-kiss.

Is this going to hurt?



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