Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Catalog Kickoff

It is such a joy to be a part of Stampin' Up! They have been making a few changes lately and I'm excited to learn what's next on the agenda. One thing that's new is the catalog kickoff event we just had. Earlier this year they did a big "premiere" at theaters all over the US as well as most of the other countries where we have Demonstrators. It was great fun with prize patrols and a free stamp set for everyone. When they announced that we were having a "kickoff" for the upcoming Occasions Catalog, of course I was going!!

The kickoff was just last week...we were treated to a sneak peek of many of the pretty new things inside the Occasions Catalog as well as the upcoming Sale-a-Bration Catalog. We laughed and were entertained by some of our favorite SU! representatives as they showed us things they had created using the new stamps, project kits, embossing folders, framelits, mini boxes...oh there is so much wonderfulness to behold! I am buying EVERYTHING on page 19!! lol Just wait until you see the GORGEOUS paper that is hand painted art! I can't show you the actual pages of the catalog, but I can share completed projects...

Sara got things the paper flower bouquet on the catalog cover!! It's a kit! =)
Cute cards made with SAB reward items!

This one is a "two-step" set giving you these flowers in a beautiful watercolor look
These are also from SAB
This one showcases the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP which is white paper sporting a glossy pattern that you can brayer or sponge over, like emboss resist. It comes in 6 different designs.
Balloon Bash stamp set with Birthday Bash DSP

Cute Mini Treat Bag made with a new Thinlit Die!!!
Adventure Awaits stamp set...this one has BIG images! Perfect for stamping on photo overlays, stamping directly on scrapbook pages, or making framed art.
Something Borrowed Embellishments can really dress up a project.
Big Day SAB stamp set paired with our new Chalkboard Paper!
Sheltering Tree stamp set, another two-step GORGEOUS!!

So get ready to start your wish list and watch my website for the Occasions Catalog to go live on January 6th. If you're on my mailing list, copies are going to hit the mail next week. To make sure you are on my list visit my website, click "contact me" on the little orange banner and select "request a catalog" under interest. Make sure you provide an address and I'll update my database. If you are getting my newsletter via email, reply and let me know if your address has changed and you'd like a catalog. I still have copies of the 2014-2015 book as well!

Sale-a-Bration is our biggest promotion of the year, and it's right around the corner. For every $50 spent, you will earn something FREE! I am finally ready to put in my pre-order (one of my many perks as a Demo) and get SAB rewards for the Occasions Catalog purchases I'm making! WOOOHOOOO I can't wait to get my goodies!!

Catalog Dates:

Occasions Catalog  1/6/2015 - 6/2/2015
Sale-a-Bration Promotion  1/6/2015 - 3/31/2015

To assist you with making a list and checking it twice, here is a handy dandy wish list. Sometimes it helps to prioritize too! ;)
Wish List


Visit my website, there are all sorts of things on sale up to 80% off!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

...and then there was more

Stampin' Up! shared this little supplement with us. It's just a few more goodies to spice up your Holiday Projects. =)

Holiday Supplement
My favorite project kit in this supplement is the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!!! At our last Stamp-n-Share we each chose a star to assemble. A little tricky, but once you make one you'll be a pro! ;)

That's me on the left with the large green star! =)
Many Merry Stars Kit - 138104  $25.95

You get enough to create a 15" star and 25 smaller stars
5 each of 5 sizes:
• Printed, die-cut star pieces
• Printed, self-adhesive die-cut side pieces
• Wooden snowflakes
• 7 sheets die-cut tags, banners, greetings, and accents

 Tips for success:
• Use additional adhesive—especially if you live in a region with high humidity.
• Use a Bone Folder to make sharper folds and reduce stress on adhered joints.
• Make sure your hands are clean of anything that might reduce adhesion (lotion, etc.) and avoid touching the areas with adhesive.
• Take extra care to press adhered seams together firmly.

And here's a quick video with additional Project Ideas from Stampin' Up!

Stampy Hugs,


Friday, August 29, 2014

Spontaneous Smiles

Are you excited about the Holiday Catalog!? ME TOO!!! I am trying to pace myself with orders, but it's so hard! lol Right now I'm expecting the Confetti Stars Punch, it's going to be such fun to play with!
135861 - $21.95
As a demonstrator we are allowed to pre-order items about a month before the catalog launch. I have many favorites from that order that I've starting making samples from. Fall projects for my September workshops are coming soon! YIPPEE Here are just a few products to taunt you with...

Color Me Autum Washi Tape 135842 - $4.95

Holiday Home Photopolymer Bundle 137631 - $31.95

For All Things 135155 - [C] $17.95
Want to see the whole collection of Holiday Goodies!!? Check them out!

August Paper Pumpkin - Seriously Amazing
So there are just 13 days left of the Paper Pumpkin promotion. This months kit included supplies to make 8 cards, 4 standard and 4 small notecard size. The banner pieces are blank and the stamp set includes 4 different sentiments and a little dot to stamp on the card fronts.

Each month a new video is available so you can see how to make the projects. Great if you need a little help, but also just fun to watch! ;)

To see the newest video, as well as all past videos, visit A little birdie told me the September kit is going to be soooooo cute. It has Halloween treat bags, and I can't wait to see them myself! =) There is still about 2 weeks left of the half price promotion. Sign up by 9/10/2014 and you can get your 1st two months for just 10 bucks each! Sign up at and use promo code HALFOFF2. When you get your first kit, you'll be so happy you signed up!

Paper Hugs,


Friday, August 22, 2014

A Deal That's Short & Sweet

Aug. 21 - 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product.

YOUR CHOICE:  Up to $150 worth of Stampin' Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, specially priced bundles--if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit.  That's $51 in FREE product.

BONUS!  You can add items from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog RIGHT NOW! Contact me if you haven't received a copy and I'll get one to you!!

FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings

FILL YOUR WISH LIST:  Enjoy a 1 time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!

EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You'll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active. Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and buy new products in advance!--one of my favorite things.

BI-MONTHLY MAGAZINE: This is also one of my favorite things! This little mag shares techniques, project ideas for classes and workshops, and advice articles from fellow demonstrators.Business builders and hobby demos alike, we all enjoy this magazine!! <3 br="">

EARN EXTRA MONEY:  Stampin' Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!

TRY IT!  Take advantage of Stampin' Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales, you'll renew!
There's no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop!
WHY WAIT?  So what are you waiting for? =) Join The FUN!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Texas Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

The state of Texas is having it's annual sales tax holiday for school supplies. You can spend up to $100 per item from August 8-10. States typically define School Supply as "any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes." Because school supply items are included in this sales tax holiday, the list of items below will be state tax-free during the holiday period. Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up!® during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free.

The following items are tax-exempt during the Texas sales tax holiday: 

2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
Fast Fuse (item 129026) $9.95
Fast Fuse Refill (item 129027) $7.50
Stampin' Glue Sticks (item 130654) $3.95
Crystal Effects (item 101055) $6.25
Transfer Adhesive Sheets (item 133722) $6.95
Jumbo Sticky Rounds (item 127852) $4.95
Shaker Frames (item 124155) $4.95

Craft & Paper Scissors (item 108360) $29.95
Fringe Scissors (item 133325) $9.95
Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
1/16" Hole Punch (item 134363) $8.95
1/8" Hole Punch (item 134365) $8.95 
1/4" Hole Punch (item 134364) $8.95

Individual Stampin’ Write Markers (16 colors available) $3.50
Wisteria Wonder on the Clearance Rack (item 131903) $1.39
Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131263) $28.95
Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131262) $28.95
Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131259) $28.95
Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131261) $22.95
2013-15 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
2014-16 In Colors Stampin' Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95

Stampin" Dazzle markers gold (item 133634) $3.50 ea
Stampin" Dazzle markers silver (item 128978) $3.50 ea
White Stampin' Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50

Blendabilities Markers (12 colors available)  $11.95 ea
Blendabilities Skin Tone Assortment Markers (item 129370) $22.95

Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95

...and don't forget this one. Perfect for helping you keep your area tidy and useful when lining things up!
Grid Paper (item 130148) $10.95

...that's a lot of goodies!! =)

Keep Stampin'


Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Bundles!!

Every time I say Big Shot I have Billy Joel playing in my head. lol I love my Big Shot, it is the finishing touch to most anything paper crafty and if you buy one from me this month, you get to pick a free bundle!!

If you already own a Big Shot, no worries, you can purchase any of the bundles at 15% off. This is one deal you won't want to miss. These bundles are one-time only exclusives!!

Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful


Bright & Beautiful

A few of these bundles have a French option, see the whole collection online:

...and now i MUST leave you with an earworm. ;)


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Your Carriage Awaits

Paper Pumpkin is your go to creative moment each month. It's so easy to get a quick crafting fix since the projects are already thought out and instructions are provided. I think the July kit was my favorite to date. It came with supplies to make 6 cards and 6 boxes. The little boxes are so cute, and in Blackberry Bliss, one of my new favorite colors too!!

Wish Big refill kit - 136713 $7.95
Subscribers can purchase refills with the consumable supplies only, but there are also full kits available for select past Paper Pumpkin Kits. This kit comes with die cut adhesive backed paper letters spelling out "WISH" and after you use the letters you still have the remaining card stock piece. Look at this brilliant but simple idea using the negative part of the letters. 
Designed by fellow demonstrator Vinnie C
So even if following directions isn't your thing, you can always put your own spin on the projects and make them original. Use a different stamp set, incorporate extra layers, etc...these kits are very versatile and since they are from Stampin' Up! you know you can match the colors easily. =)

SU! announced a subscription special this month

If you sign up by 9/10/2014 you can get 50% off the first 2 months of your subscription, just enter promo code HALFOFF2. Then it will continue as long as you like at the regular price of $19.95 (+ tax) which includes shipping!
To read more about it go to and if you like what you see join us! New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT) to get the 1st 2 months half off. I can't wait to see what's next!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blendabilities Are Here!!

We have been anticipating the arrival of these little beauties since the catalog was unveiled. As a demonstrator I was allowed to pre-order only a few select colors and now the time has come where you too will be able to get them as well!

My first try with Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight. I'm still playing with them and will be sharing a card or two on my Facebook page soon! =)
Flower from the So Very Happy stamp set - 134234 $17.95
TODAY, July 1st is the magic date when you will be able to order 6 of the color packs and the skin tone assortment. In August the remaining 6 colors will also become available for purchase!!

Blendabilities available July 1:
In addition, the following accessories will also be available:
The other 6 colors (Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder) will be released August 1.

Here's the latest video showing you how simple and easy these are to use and get BEAUTIFUL results:

Carrie used the Blended Bloom stamp in this video, which is a GREAT choice for using all three shades on the large petals. It gives you the ability to see the shades blended and really try them out.
Blended Bloom stamp -135906  $11.95
I also have plans to play with the Perfect Blend stamp set. Imagine the possibilities!! Are you excited? I can't wait to get the rest of the collection!!


Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Opportunity

During the month of June anyone can join the Stampin' Up! family with either a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.) or just go for the regular Starter Kit at $99 ($125 product value), which gives you more total merchandise.
I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. We are always first to hear about new products and we save at least 20% off all our personal purchases (as your business grows so does your discount). I set my own schedule and can do as many or as few workshops as I want! If you are curious about joining my Stampin' Up! team, check out the "join the fun" link on my website!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's a Blowout Sale!!!

The word on the street is Stampin' Up! is sweetening the deal to make room for new inventory. Starting RIGHT NOW you can get many of the remaining retired items at a nice discount! I have watched as the list of available stamps and accessories has dwindled down quickly. So you can guess at these prices, the remaining retiring items will sell out quickly!
Get up to 50% off many of the retiring products - This special offer begins today, May 22 and is only available through June 4, 2014 (while supplies last). If you forgot to order something from your wishlist, check this out and see if it's still available, you might just get it for a steal! This is your last chance to get it before it's gone for good! [SHOP NOW]

  • Retiring Stamps (Available through June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)
  • Retiring Accessories (Available through June 4, 2014, or while supplies last)

As an extra BONUS, any online order placed today using Hostess Code 7TYKPDSS will be entered to win an exclusive card kit I've put together, you'll LOVE it! So don't hesitate too long, get your list out and see what's still on it! ;)

Stampy Hugs,


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