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Posted on March 17, 2018

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day…Think GREEN!

Announcements/ Contests/ Stamping/ Uncategorized

Hey Stampers! Before I head out to a Stampin' Up! party with one of my new team members and her peeps, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Saint Patrick's Day! You know, this is the “day of green” so I thought we should think about Stampin' Up! “greenery” and have a little fun!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day...Think GREEN!

Over the years, we have had quite a few different shades of green in our color collections. What's your favorite Stampin' Up!”Green” – current or past? Mine are Lucky Limeade and Wild Wasabi. Post your answer in the comments section and let's see how many different greens we can name!

Also, did you see the Limerick contest I posted the other day? If not, you can read about it here, and I hope you'll play along. Winner of the contest (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY), will get fifteen handstamped cards with envelopes!


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Posted on March 16, 2018


Announcements/ Customer Q & A/ Stamping

STAMPARATUS WINDOW 2 UPDATESTAMPARATUS WINDOW 2 UPDATE  Happy Friday Stampers! I have some TIGGERiffic news from Stampin' Up! if you reserved your Stamparatus in the Reservation Window 2. This was at the end of 2017. Here is the update direct from SU:

Isn’t it awesome when everything goes pretty much according to plan? We think we can say that about shipments during Stamparatus Window 1, and now we can’t wait for more of our demonstrators and customers to get their Stamparatuses during Window 2.

And we have good news! While we announced that Window 2 would have two different shipment dates—March 20 and one in early April—we’re excited to tell you that all reservations from Window 2 will be ready to ship in March.

Please note that (due to factory shipment schedules) we will stagger our deliveries by market: North America, the South Pacific, and Japan can begin finalizing their orders on Tuesday, March 20, while our demonstrators in Europe—who may experience shipment and customs delays—can begin finalizing their orders approximately one week later.

As you prepare to finalize your order for Window 2, please keep the following in mind:

Take care not to delete the Stamparatus from your order. If it is deleted, we will return it to the order; however, there will be a delay.
You may add other items to your order; also, current promotions will apply depending on when the order is closed. – So if it is during Sale-A-Bration, add to your order and get a SAB item for free!!
Thanks to everyone for their amazing support as we work to get this fantastic stamping tool in the hands of as many demonstrators and customers as possible—before it goes live in the 2018–2019 annual catalog!

I am so  excited about this! I have my Stamparatus and Stamp Slave Dave and I have been busy testing it and figuring out all the tips and tricks to share with you!


You will get an email from Stampin' Up! telling you the Stamparatus has been placed in your shopping cart at my online store. You will just log in at, put in your user credentials and complete your order. ANY questions once you are ready, please call or email me!! I can't wait for you to get your hands on this wonderful new tool!

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Posted on March 7, 2018

Charming Café – Black & White with a Pop of Color

Projects/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hope you all are having a great week…we are officially on the downhill slide and close to Friday Eve…lol! Who's excited?? Today's card, Charming Café – Black & White with a Pop of Color, is so simple, yet “charming” I think!

Charming Café - Black & White with a Pop of Color

This scene reminds me of one of the cafes in Barcelona that hubby and I visited last year on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip. We fell in love with this beautiful city in Spain and actually spent more time there this past fall. Dave is ready to move right away but I'm not quite ready to leave the kids and grandcherubs…we'll see! 🙂

If you have any questions on today's project, give me a shout. Here are the instructions and, of course, you can find all supplies at my online store.


  • Stamp SetsCharming Café Clear Mount Bundle (147508)
  • Card Stock – Calypso Coral (122925) Basic Black (121045) Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Inkpad (140931)
  • Misc. – Charming Café Clear Mount Bundle (for framelits – 147508) 2 ¼” circle punch (143720) Whisper White Bakers twine (124262)



  • Calypso Coral Cardstock                             –   11” x 5 ½”
  • Basic Black cardstock                                   –   5 ¼” x 4”
  • Basic Black cardstock (for punching circle)     – 3” x 3”
  • Whisper White cardstock (need 2)                 –   5” x 3 ¾”



  1. Score Calypso Coral in the middle (at 5 ½”) and fold
  2. Adhere Basic Black 5 ¼” piece to front of Calypso Coral card base
  3. Add one of the two Whisper White cardstock pieces 5” to the inside of the card base
  4. Stamp the store window on the 2nd piece of 5” whisper white
  5. Stamp chairs on scrap piece of whisper white and die cut with coordinating framelits
  6. Use dimensionals to add chairs to whisper white card piece that has store front stamped on it
  7. Punch 2 ¼” circle
  8. Fold circle over top of 5” Whisper White piece that has stamped Charming Café elements
  9. Adhere this piece to layered Calypso Coral and black cardstock base
  10. Cut length of bakers twine, tie into bow and add to basic black circle (For my bow I doubled the bakers twine for a fuller look)
  11. Add greeting of choice to inside card or handwritten message



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Posted on March 4, 2018

Would You Like To Make This Project?

Paper crafting/ Stamping

Would You Like To Make This Project?

I offer a free PDF tutorial as a gift for joining my mailing list. You will also receive a series of videos, lots of tips and techniques to make you an even better crafter, and offers that I only give to my subscribers!

How do you join? It's easy! Just provide your name and email address above…that's it! Easy…peasy…done!

If you prefer, you can also just click on this link and you'll be taken to a simple form which asks for your name and email. We'll get this free PDF Class Tutorial right out to you!

Questions? I'm just a quick email away if you need any help at all.

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Posted on February 27, 2018

Party Panda Popping in to Say HI!

Sale-A-Bration/ Stamping

Party Panda Popping in to Say HI! Hey stampers! I have an adorable little friend to bring some cuteness and fun into your stamping today! The Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set is still one of my favorites.

Party Panda Popping in to Say HI!


  • Stamp Sets: Perennial Birthday (145757 – w; 145760 – c); Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set (147218—w; 147221—c)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Pink Pirouette (111351)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), Soft Sky (131181), Pink Pirouette (126956), Flirty Flamingo (141397)
  • Miscellaneous:   2” Circle Punch (133782), Flirty Flamingo 3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (144227), Stamping Sponges (141337), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Paper Snips (103579), typing paper


  • Pink Pirouette: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”; 3” x 3” square
  • Basic Black: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/4” x 4-1/2”


  1. Fold the Pink Pirouette cardstock in half. Using the confetti stamp from the Party Pandas set, stamp randomly around the edge of the front of the card using Pink Pirouette ink. Clean stamp and repeat using Flirty Flamingo ink.   Set aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiment using Black ink; punch out using the 2” Circle punch; set aside.
  3. Stamp the Panda using the Black ink.
  4. Tear the typing paper into strips to create your own cloud stencil. Using a sponge, lightly sponge clouds using the Soft Sky ink – be sure to avoid sponging over the Panda.
  5. Adhere the Circle from Step #2 above the panda (covering the stamped balloon); trim corners where it extends beyond the white mat.
  6. Layer Whisper White mat onto the Black mat and adhere to base card using Dimensionals.
  7. Tie an approximately 10” of Flirty Flamingo ribbon into a bow and adhere to bottom of circle using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

You can't buy this stamp set…BUT, you can get it for free! Click here.

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