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Posted on March 14, 2018

New Sale-a-Bration Products Released March 15 – March 31

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Online Stamp Clubs/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey Stampers! Yep, you heard me right! New Sale-a-Bration Products Released – March 15 – March 31. That's TOMORROW it starts…woo hoo!

New Sale-a-Bration Products Released – March 15 – March 31

This is HUGE! I've been a demo for over fifteen years and I don't recall Stampin' Up! ever having three Sale-A-Bration  releases! These items are in current catalogs (BUT be sure to note the codes you see above, not the ones actually in the catalogs) and now you can get them for …a discount? NO! You can get them for free! Just place either a $50 or $100 order at my online store and select your freebie/s. Use hostess code BP9JU9MH when you place your order, and you'll also get my free monthly card kit! Curious what's in the kit? 

New Sale-a-Bration Products Released March 15 – March 31

You'll get all the consumable items, plus envelopes to make these two cards. You'll also get free PDF tutorials delivered via email as soon as you place your order using hostess code BP9JU9MH.

While these cards are made using the Blossoming Basket Bundle (another SAB freebie for $100 purchase), you can use any stamp set you like. The Calypso Coral card uses bleach and the second cards uses Stampin' Blends. Supply lists follow in case you would like to have all the supplies on hand to make more of these cards:

Blossoming Basket (wood-mount:147504, clear-mount:145505)

Stamp Pads: VersaMark Pad (102283), Basic Grey Archival Ink (140932), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708)

Paper: Calypso Coral (122925), Whisper White (100730), Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Black (121045, Cherry Cobbler (119685) Cardstock

Misc.: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (146841), Stitched Shapes Framelits, (145372) White Embossing Powder (109132), Embossing Buddy (10308/3), Heat Tool (129053), SNAIL Adhesive (104330), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon (144235), Blender Pen (102845), Pearl Basic Jewels (144219), liquid bleach, Layering Ovals  Framelits (141706), SNAIL Adhesive (104330), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Cherry Cobbler (144598), Old Olive (144597), Daffodil Delight (144603) Stampin’ Blends, Black Rhinestones (144220), Vintage Crochet Trim (144611) – retired product



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Posted on March 9, 2018

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Sale-A-Bration

Happy Friday Stampers! I hope you finished your week with a Magical Day! I had kind of a yucky week but it finished off so great today! I'm doing a presentation at our Stampin' Up! April OnStage event. I had my phone rehearsal today with the person in charge at SU and she gave me such positive feedback. I am so pumped to have been chosen for this and I will be sharing everything here on my blog in April.  We have a strict “sneak peek” policy so I have to wait until after the event to share. Stay tuned!

Since I had a great end to the week I thought sharing a “Magical Day” project would be appropriate…enjoy!

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

You can purchase this stamp set at my online store, either by itself or as part of the bundle, which includes the framelits. When you purchase the bundle, you save 10%! I've shown the clear-mount bundle below, but you can also purchase with a wood-mount stamp set in the bundle.

The instructions follow; please give a shout if you have any questions!


  • Stamp SetsMagical Day (wm-145854; cm-145857) OR Magical Day Bundle (wm-145984; cm-145985)
  • Cardstock – Marina Mist (119682); Basic Black (121045); Smoky Slate (131202); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Markers: Blushing Bride; Crumb Cake; Daffodil Delight; Marina Mist; Real Red; Smoky Slate; Magical Mates Framelits (145660); Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288); Big Shot (143263); Tailored Tag Punch (145667); Dimensionals (104430); Fast Fuse (129026)



  • Marina Mist:                  8-1/2” x 5-1/2”       1-1/2” x 2-3/4”
  • Basic Black:                  4” x 5-1/2”
  • Smoky Slate:                3-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:            4” x 4”



  1. Tear 1/2” off bottom of Basic Black cardstock; attach to folded Marina Mist card base.
  2. Emboss Smoky Slate cardstock using Brick Wall embossing folder. Layer onto card front using strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse.
  3. Attach Marina Mist strip to upper portion of card front using Fast Fuse.
  4. Stamp images on white cardstock. Die cut warrior and dragon; color using markers. Attach to card front using dimensionals.
  5. Punch out sentiment using Tailored Tag Punch. Place on top of Marina Mist strip using dimensionals.

Remember, there's only three weeks left to get your Sale-A-Bration freebies! I think we have some great choices this year.

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Posted on March 1, 2018

March is National Craft Month!

Big Shot/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

March is National Craft Month!

Hey stampers! I guess there is a month for everything, you know, like July is Lasagna Awareness Month… who knew? So this month here on my blog we'll be celebrating “March is National Craft Month” for 31 days! According to the Craft & Hobby Association (now known as Association for Creative Industries), March really IS the month of crafting!

Now, as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator of course I don't restrict my crafting to just one month and I don't know too many of my customers who do either…lol! But, just to have a little extra fun this month, I'll have projects to inspire you, a contest or two, some freebies, and other fun stuff…each and every day!  Make it a point during each day to stop by so you don't miss anything!

Today's project is a simple, fun card that makes it easy to create a stack of birthday cards so you'll be ready to add a personalized greeting, postage stamp and send a card out to family and friends.

March is National Craft Month!

The Perfect Party Designer Series Paper coordinates beautifully with Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set provides the perfect birthday sentiment.


  • Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect Birthday (145519)
  • Inks: Berry Burst (144083), Lemon Lime Twist (144086) and Black Memento (132708)
  • Paper: Lemon Lime Twist (144245), Basic Black 121045), Whisper White (100730)
  • Other: Picture Perfect Party 6” x 6” Designer Series Paper (145559), Dimensionals (104430) and Stitched Framelits (145372) 


  • Lemon Lime Twist Card Base: 4 ¼” x 11”
  • Black Mat: 3 ¾” x 5” and 2 ¾ x 2 ¾”
  • White Mats: 2 5/8” x 2 5/8” and inside Mat 4” x 5 ¼” Scrap for the Party Horn
  • Inside of card. Scrap of DSP cut to 5/8” x 4” and strip of Black about 1/8” x 4”


  1. Stamp the Greeting in Black Memento on White Piece cut with the Stitched Frameilit. Adhere to Black Mat.
  2. Adhere Designer Paper to Black and attach to Card Base. Attach inside mat and Strips of DSP and Black Strip
  3. Stamp the three stamps using Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Black Memento
  4. Cut out Party Horn and attach with Dimensionals right under the sentiment.

All the supplies for this project can be found at my online store. Remember, you have until March 31 to get in on Sale-A-Bration and score some free stuff! Email me if you're not quite sure how it all works and I'll get you going! Thanks for popping in today.

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Posted on February 23, 2018

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days

Happy Friday! My youngest grandcherub is obsessed with these magical creatures. I'm sure she is just waiting for the day one appears on her doorstep to take her on an adventure! Sometimes I think we adults need to get back some of the “magic” from our childhoods. Like, laying in the front yard, looking up at the clouds and finding all sorts of creatures romping around in the sky…maybe even unicorns!

Have you seen the whimsical images in the Magical Day Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!?

Happy Friday from the Magical Day Unicorn!

Aren't these fun?? My share today uses the unicorn and I can't wait to stamp some of these with my little grand!

The Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper adds a bit of “pop” and I think  sets off the unicorn perfectly! The  Whisper White square, cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies adds another little bit of detail on this whimsical card.

In addition to the stamp set and glimmer paper, this suite of products also has Washi Tape, Designer Series Paper, and Framelits (the framelits can be purchased as part of a bundle, in wood or clear mount, for a 10% savings!).

If you have any unicorn lovers in your home, here are the instructions so you can make some magical cards, too!


  • Stamp Sets – Magical Day Bundle (wood 145984, 145985 clear); Thoughtful Banners (141614)
  • Card Stock – Bermuda Bay (131197); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Tuxedo Black Memento (132708); Bermuda Bay (131171); Pumpkin Pie (126945)
  • Misc. – Picture Perfect Party 6”x6” Designer Paper (145559); Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6”x6” (145601); Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo (144599); Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259); 2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (144033); Duet Banner Punch (141483); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  • Bermuda Bay (base): 5 ½” x 8 ½”, folded in half
  • Designer Paper (triangle pattern): 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”, 3” x 3” plus scraps
  • Glimmer Paper (turquoise): 2 ¾” x 2 ¾”


  1. Adhere the designer paper to the 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Whisper White cardstock. Adhere these layers to the card base.
  2. Die cut the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits using the 3” x 3” piece of Whisper White cardstock. Adhere the square to the Glimmer Paper using Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the unicorn image using Memento ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Color in the unicorn’s body using the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends Combo. Color in the unicorn’s mane and tail using the Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist markers as shown. Die cut the image using the coordinating framelit. Adhere the unicorn to upper portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the banner image using Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White scrap cardstock. Curve the photopolymer greeting “Oh Happy Day” on your clear block. Stamp the greeting inside the banner using Pumpkin Pie ink. Punch the banner image using the Duet Banner Punch. Adhere the punched banner to the lower portion of the stitched square using Dimensionals.




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Posted on February 21, 2018

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Sale-A-Bration

Oh my goodness! Sale-A-Bration just gets better and better every year! This year there are extra choices that you can get when you spend $100 and we just had a second round of choices released. Check out today's sample made with the Blossoming Basket Bundle.

Blossoming Basket Bundle

This bundle comes with this beautiful basket AND a basket weave embossing folder…both are FREE with a $100 order. I see many uses for this darling image, especially with Easter and Mother's Day coming up!

This image was colored with several of the new Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers; have you had a chance to try these markers yet? I love, love them!

In case you want to try making this card, here are the instructions.


  • Stamp Set: Blossoming Basket Bundle* {Blossoming Basket Stamp Set + Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (147504 wood; 147505 clear mount)}
  • Cardstock and Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White Thick (140272), and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979), Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
  • Miscellaneous: Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Combo Pack (144597), Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack (144602), Crumb Cake Combo Pack (144601), Daffodil Delight Dark (144585), and Pool Party Light (144595); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear (141897), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Simple Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (145648), Berry Burst ½” Finely Woven Ribbon (144133), Silver Mini Metallic Trim (144230), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) and Paper Snips (103579)

* = Bundle may only be earned with a qualifying order before March 31, 2018. Embossing folder will be available in the 2018-19 annual catalog.


  • Crumb Cake card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded
  • Darker wood sheet from Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4” x 3-3/4”
  • Lighter wood sheet: scrap about 3” x ¾”
  • Rich Razzleberry: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
  • Whisper White Thick: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”, 2-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Ribbons: Berry Burst 9” strand and 5-1/2” strand; Silver Mini Metallic Sequin ¾”


  1. Ink basket image with Memento Ink then use Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it in a balanced fashion onto Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  2. Re-ink enough of the image to be able to stamp a set of the three flowers onto the 2nd piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  3. Using the Stampin’ Blends, color in the full basket image then color the 2nd set of flowers. Fussy the 2nd flowers with Paper Snips, accent with Wink of Stella and set aside.
  4. Adhere the basket image piece to the Rich Razzleberry mat using SNAIL Adhesive.
  5. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere flowers to top of flowers on basket image.
  6. Run Crumb Cake card base through Big Shot using Simple Stripes embossing folder. Align card stock in folder so the stripes are horizontal and so they are concave on the front (with the back of the embossing folder on top).
  7. Run darker wood Designer Series Paper (DSP) through Big Shot with the Basket Weave embossing folder.
  8. Stamp sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink onto lighter wood DSP. Trim to be 2-5/8” x ½” then, using Paper Snips, create banner end on left.
  9. Using Tear & Tape, adhere the 5-1/2” piece of Berry Burst ribbon so that the bottom edge of it is about 1-3/8” from bottom of dark wood DSP and so it wraps around back of DSP.
  10. Tie bow with 9” strand of Berry Burst ribbon and trim ends. Set aside.
  11. With Tear & Tape, adhere dark wood DSP to Crumb Cake base.
  12. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere sentiment flush right to edge of dark DSP positioning so sentiment piece is ¼” from the bottom.
  13. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Rich Razzleberry focal piece to dark DSP.
  14. With one Mini Glue Dot, attach bow to edge of basket piece towards lower left.
  15. Squeeze a little dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto scrap paper then use tip to lift then place ma tiny dab of glue where you want the Mini Metallic Sequins to go. Position sequins using the tip of your Paper Snips as tweezers. Let dry.
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