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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 10, 2018

You Are Loved Saturday Share

Sale-A-Bration/ Stampin' Blends

Hey Stampers! I just had to take a break from working on taxes so what do I do? I stamp, of course! I wanted to use my Stampin' Blends markers to see how they work with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can still get this paper as a free item for the next few weeks during Sale-A-Bration. It was perfect for my You Are Loved Saturday Share.

You Are Loved Saturday Share

I colored in one of the foil flowers using my Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and then used the Old Olive Blends to finish it off. I used the light Pumpkin Pie marker first, then came back in on a couple of petals with the dark and went over again with the light to create the marbled look on the flower.  I did the same thing on  the leaves, using the Old Olive Blends.

I did “fussy cut” this flower. Another idea would be to cut out as a square, and mount on a slightly larger piece of coordinating cardstock. The greeting is from another free Sale-A-Bration set, Blossoming Basket. You can get this stamp set plus the Basket Weave Embossing Folder as a free  bundle with a $100 purchase. If you're in a shopping mood, I'd love for you to shop at my online store! 🙂

I usually use my Blends markers on Whisper White or Shimmer White paper but I was happy with this result, too. It's always fun to experiment, right?

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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 8, 2018

Retiring Stampin’ Up! 2016-2018 InColor Collection

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampers! This week has flown by…it's already Friday Eve! Everyone in my office had bigger smiles near the end of today! I want you to have smiles, too when you make sure to order items in the  Retiring 2016-2018 InColor Collection before they retire… don't wait! Are you totally in love with Dapper Denim or Emerald Envy? Maybe Peekaboo Peach floats your boat. Maybe Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugarplum?

Retiring Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 InColor Collection

You might wonder why I'm bringing this up now, since these colors will “technically” be available through the end of May? Here's why. EVERY year items in the retiring InColors seem to disappear first among all the retiring items in our annual catalog, especially the ink refills.  Once they become unavailable, you won't be able to get them.

Oh wait…you can always go to Ebay and pay $50 for one bottle. Yes, you heard me correctly. Some less than scrupulous shoppers snatch up more than they need and then prey on unfortunate ones who didn't get them ordered before the supply was exhausted. Don't let this be you! I'm all for capitalism but gouging people is not okay.

How do you avoid missing out on ink, paper, refills, and/or markers? ORDER NOW. You can also still get free Sale-A-Bration items, so it's a win-win!

I'll be ordering ink refills for my pads, too. I love these colors!! 🙂

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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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