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Posted on May 18, 2017

Save money on papercrafting supplies and handmade greeting cards

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Yep…if you would like to learn how to save money on craft supplies and handmade greeting cards then keep reading!

This sensational bundle At Home makes its debut on June 1 and is only one of the brand new money saving bundles from Stampin' Up! Bundles are simply the BEST-you save 10% on each one and on June 1 you will have the opportunity to get all of them.

If getting all of the new Stampin' Up! bundles is on your to do list, as a host in June you can earn an additional $35 in host dollars to spend on product…even bundles! But WAIT!

Hosting isn't the BEST way to save on all the amazing new products that you want from the 2017-2018 Catalog; getting the “I Want It ALL” Starter Bundle is the absolute best way – for $99 plus tax (NO shipping…it is FREE for this bundle!) you will choose $125 in  products and you will be eligible to enjoy BOTH host AND Demonstrator benefits at the very same time! If this sounds great (and you KNOW it does!) I invite you to contact me today!

I'll be ordering all my new products in June and I'll be earning host dollars, the extra $35 in host benefits during June, a 50% off item, saving 25% AND earning an additional rebate on all my sales. As a demonstrator I also earned free product credits during our Sale-a-Bration promotion earlier this year so I'll be redeeming those for even more new products!

JOIN NOW and you'll be all set to enjoy all the benefits in June…the host special, an initial 20% product discount…and, best of all….you'll be a member of the best team in all of Stampin' Up!…Girls, INK! (Yes, I might be just a “tad” biased). You'll even get a case of the new catalogs to share with all your friends!



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Posted on January 18, 2017

A Village Artiots Kind of Day!

Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey Stampers! Village Artiots??? What is going on? Well, let me give you a little peek!

One of my dear friends recently moved to Albuquerque. She is a true “artist” and does beautiful handmade cards and mixed media projects.

She's been hard at work in her studio creating some special Valentine's Day projects and I just had to share some of her gorgeous cards with you today. She joined my online stamp club and used one of my Stampin' Up! Valentine themed January projects…

for her inspiration!

I always love to share projects made by my customers and downline in the hopes they will also inspire you!

You can see more from this talented lady, including her “trademark” item, one of a kind, handcrafted, folded paper ornaments here and here.  My favorite color is purple and she made me a special one that I display not only during the holidays!

One more thing before I let you go. Remember, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and it's not too late to get free stuff to use in your Valentine's Day projects! Visit my online store to get in on the savings. If your wish list has more than a few items on it, now is also a fabulous time to get the “Big Savings Bundle” AKA Starter Kit PLUS free stamps! $99 for $125 of regular product, 2 free stamp sets of any value in the catalog  and you pay no shipping…woo hoo! You might want to take a peek at what that's all about here.

I hope you enjoyed our featured artist, Chris Jones of Village Artiots, today!


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Posted on January 4, 2017

Hey Chick!

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Hey Chick…you're a good egg! Seriously, isn't this stamp set just the cutest?

It is one of the free items in Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration Catalog that goes live tomorrow! I just had to give you a sneak peek! Here's a couple more projects made with this set:



If you are new to Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration is a special time of the year when we all can get extra free stuff…woo hoo!


ANYONE can do this one: for every $50 that is ordered at my Online Store, you can select a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!


Doesn't get any better than that–we ALL love FREE and there are some super cute products!!! There will be some new/additional items added to the Sale-a-bration selection on Feb 21st!


 Orders of $250 (individual or as a hostess of a party) will get an additional $25 in Stampin' Rewards!!!!! Email me and we can set this up.


NO better time to step into your own Stampin' Up! journey…check out my December 30th post for a little bit of my story.

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Posted on December 30, 2016

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle…coming January 4!

Big Shot/ Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

I am loving the new Dragonfly Dreams Bundle that is coming in the new Occasions Catalog on January 4! Demonstrators could pre-order from this catalog in December so we've had chillin' time to play during the holidays!

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Not yet a Demo? Hmmm…maybe you'd like to see a little more of what could await you on January 4, 2017 (that's the start of our annual Sale-A-Bration promotion and you can earn so much during this time-through the end of March)

By choosing to join the Girls, INK team, you are in for something more than stamps, paper, and ink.  Yes, you can get up to a 25% discount on all that, but…..the opportunity to meet the most amazing people and form lasting friendships is what it's really all about! Some of my best friends have been formed during my Stampin' Up! journey that started almost 15 years ago!

In addition, my team is part of an awesome group of demonstrators called “Creativate”, started by one of my friends and upline. This group has trainings, videos, techniques…the list goes on an on. When you join Stampin’ Up! with me….you not only get ME and the other Girls, INK'ers to help you, but you get training that is backed by 150+ years of experience…at no charge…FREE!

If you have considered joining Stampin’ Up! with the thought of “trying it out to make some money” and growing a part-time or full-time business, I would love to help you! Let's chat in person or on the phone! I have a successful business. The upline you choose is important. Make sure you sign up with someone who will meet YOUR  needs.

Can I really just join to get a discount? Absolutely! In fact, that's why I joined, no kidding! Since then (2003) I've been among the Top 100 demonstrators in the company, earned fabulous trips to places like Fiji for me and my husband, gotten LOTS of free products, and, most important of all, helped others achieve THEIR dreams!

You also might want to consider:

  •  If you plan on ordering more than $100 in the next 3 months–this is truly the absolute best value for your money and I honestly can't think of any down side.
  • Get over $150 of products for $99 (and pay ZERO shipping)
  • 20% discount on all orders
  • You will remain active and enjoy all benefits at least until the end of June!
  • You will be able to order a month early from the new annual catalog this summer!

If you've been a demonstrator before, now is a great time to join again…even if you just want the kit! You aren't committing to anything; well, maybe just fun, great products, saving money, fun, great friends, fun…well, you get the idea!
OK–you have convinced me…….HOW DO I SIGN UP???
It’s easy, peasy, done…..just click HERE

Seriously, I LOVE, LOVE what I do and I think you would, too! AND…I mean it when I say I'm here to help you. Please do shoot me an email or call me if you have any questions.

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Posted on December 21, 2016

Balloon Adventures – sneak peek

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Join My Team/ Sale-A-Bration

Oh my…I'm SO glad I got to pre-order some of the fabulous new Occasions products so I can create some fun new samples over the holidays! Making my top five list for sure is the Balloon Adventures stamp set!


These fun projects are sure to bring a big smile to the birthday guy or gal! Instructions, including measurements and supplies, follow.



  • Stamp Set: Balloon Adventures (142823) Occasions 2017
  • Ink: Calypso Coral (126983), Pool Party (126982), Smoky Slate (131179), Basic Gray (140932)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Pool Party (122924), Basic Gray (121044)
  • Other supplies: Balloon Bouquet punch (140609), Neutrals DSP Stack (138435), Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale A Bration- 143601), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579)


  • Calypso Coral- Card base: 5-1/2” x 8-½”, plus scrap, approx. 1-1/2” x 2” for balloon
  • Neutrals DSP- 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White CS- 4-1/2” x 2-1/4”, plus scrap approx. 3-1/2” x 1-1/4” for banner
  • Pool Party CS- 4” x ¾”, plus scrap approx. 1-1/2” x 2” for balloon
  • Basic Gray CS- scrap for balloon approx. 1-1/2” x 2”


  1. Let’s start by scoring and folding the card base on the long side at 4-1/4”.
  2. Next, stamp 2 balloons on the top portion of the white strip of cardstock. I stamped the polka dot balloon in smoky slate and the solid balloon in Calypso Coral. I used the masking technique to layer the stamped balloons.
  3. Then I stamped a balloon in pool party ink on pool party cardstock, calypso coral ink on calypso coral cardstock and basic gray ink on basic gray cardstock. Punch them out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.
  4. I stamped the string for the balloons in smoky slate ink before I added the cardstock balloons.
  5. The pool party and basic gray balloons are added to the white cardstock with snail adhesive and the coral balloon is popped up with a dimensional.
  6. Stamp a banner using basic gray ink and the sentiment using calypso coral ink. Hand cut the banner using paper snips.
  7. Add the banner in the middle of the balloons with dimensionals.
  8. Use snail to adhere the white piece to the striped DSP paper, then adhere the pool party strip towards the bottom.
  9. Cut a piece of ribbon about 4-3/4” and add it on top of the pool party strip then wrap around the paper and adhere to the back side of the DSP.
  10. Add the striped DSP piece to the card front using snail.
  11. Lastly, tie a bow using another piece of ribbon and add that to the card using a glue dot.



  • Stamp SetsBalloon Adventures (142823 – Photopolymer)
  • Cardstock – Whisper White (100730); So Saffron (105118); Bermuda Bay (131197); Calypso Coral (122925); Peekaboo Peach (141417)
  • Designer Series Paper – Cupcakes & Carousels (142744)
  • Stamp Pads – Early Espresso Stampin’ Pad (126974); Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad (115655)
  • Misc. – White Gift Boxes (142000); Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (142753); Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609); Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine (138413); Lace Doilies (142793); Heat Tool (129053); Sponge Brayers (141714); Stampin’ Trimmer (126889); Paper Snips (103579), Big Shot (143263); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Fast Fuse (129026)


  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper – 2-5/8” x 2-5/8”
  • So Saffron Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Peekaboo Peach Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • 3 pieces Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 1-3/4”
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 1-1/2” x 2
  • Thin strip Whisper White Cardstock for sentiment


  1. Add Bermuda Bay ink using a Sponge Brayer. NOTE: You will need to apply several coats of ink to get full coverage without seeing any of the white background. To set the ink, use the Heat Tool on low setting to dry the ink. Without using the Heat Tool, the Gift Box surface is a glossy texture and will take extra time to dry.
  2. Adhere Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper to all 4 sides of the Gift Box.
  3. Assemble the Gift Box per the instructions that come with the kit. Slip on the clear sleeve.
  4. Center the Tab die from the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits onto the 1-1/2” x 2” Bermuda Bay cardstock piece and run through the Big Shot. Fold in half. Fold the extensions towards the folded center. Add Fast Fuse to the center fold. This piece will be center tab to hold the balloons.
  5. Die cut the balloons from each of the So Saffron, Calypso Coral, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock pieces.
  6. Use the Balloon Bouquet Punch to punch out three large balloons to use as the background layer to the die cut balloons.
  7. Use the strips from the die cut balloon as the ‘strings’.
  8. Cut a slit down the middle of the Lace Doilies and slip the Tab die cut up through the center. Adhere to the plastic gift box sleeve using Fast Fuse.
  9. Glue the assembled balloons to the back of the Tab.
  10. Wrap Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’s Twine around the box and through the hole created in the Tab two times. Finish with a tied bow in front of the Tab.
  11. Ink the sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set with Early Espresso and stamp onto a thin strip of Whisper White cardstock. Banner cut the end; and adhere to the center balloon.

All of the new products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs will be available to everyone beginning on January 4, 2017. I can't believe I'm typing 2017!!

As a demonstrator we are always able to pre-order products in upcoming catalogs a month before everyone else! This is one of my most favorite “demo perks”!

Another awesome perk is getting rewarded to our annual Sale-A-Bration promotion which starts on January 4! We can earn free product during this period…AND customers or friends who decide to join me in this fun and crazy world called Stampin' Up! get up to $100 in extra value in the starter kit during this time…woo hoo!!

I'll be posting more about this fabulous deal and ALL the benefits of having your own Stampin' Up! “hobby” OR “business”…there's really nothing to lose…stay tuned!!




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