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Posted on March 20, 2018

Stamparatus Pre-Orders are in! Sale-A-Bration is Ending!

Announcements/ Videos

The new Stampin' Up! stamp positioning tool that everyone is talking about is coming soon! It will be released in the upcoming 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog in June. You can learn more about this revolutionary new tool below. I've included an overview video, as well as a couple of technique videos.

Many of you took advantage of the special Stamparatus pre-order back in December. Stampin' Up! opened a window of opportunity for anyone who wanted to get their hands on this tool in the early bird release. If you were part of this, I have great news…they are in! You should be receiving an email , maybe even today, letting you know it is in and giving instructions of how to finalize your purchase.

One more thing: your Stamparatus order will be $.05 short of earning a free Sale -A-Bration product and you can add to your Stamparatus pre-order with anything in my online store. You can even add a small clearance rack item so you can get a free Sale-A-Bration product with your Stamparatus…how cool is that?!

See all the free Sale-A-Bration items available

If you have any questions about finalizing your order, call or email me so I can help you.

Now, if you weren't able to take advantage of the special early release, no worries! The Stamparatus will be available for everyone to purchase in June!

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Posted on October 31, 2017

It’s A Candy Corn Kind of Day

Announcements/ Videos

Happy Halloween stampers. It ‘s A Candy Corn Kind of Day here in the office of my “other” job! We have a fabulous lady who makes cakes for all our office celebrations and today's cake was over the top! Here's a picture I took just before we cut into this delicious culinary delight!

It's A Candy Corn Kind of Day

The cake itself is spice and those are kit-kat candy bars all the way around, topped with BAGS of those awesome little candy corn morsels!

I also wanted to remind you that tomorrow is THE DAY you can order the fabulous new coloring tools, Stampin' Blends!

You are going to fall in love with these markers; I have! Watch this short video:

Here is a brochure that tells you all about the features and benefits and shows you all the colors available now.


If you have any questions about these awesome little pens, just give me a shout. Bookmark this page today so you won't forget to order yours tomorrow! 🙂



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Posted on October 25, 2017

My Wood Blocks Don’t Fit Back Into the Case – HELP!

Customer Q & A/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Hey stampers. Today I want to share a problem that many stampers have AND I'm going to give you solutions. If I've heard this once, I've heard it 50 times from my customers: My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case – HELP! I personally purchase photopolymer stamp sets whenever available but I have many customers who prefer our red rubber, wood mount sets.

The sets that have lots of pieces, like Work of Art, can often present a challenge after using them; how DO I get all the pieces back into the case? Believe it or not, many of these wood mount stamp sets only go back in one way. I actually have heard of customers who purchased this set, couldn't get the pieces back in so they just put all the stamps in a baggie on the shelf!

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

You can create such a variety of  projects, no matter the occasion.

My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!My Wood Blocks Don't Fit Back Into the Case - HELP!

My sweet husband, Dave (AKA The Stamp Slave) recorded a You Tube video on my channel that gives you several solutions to help you if you experience this.  Hope it helps you!

If there are any particular “challenges” you have in your papercrafting, let us know. Others are probably experiencing the same thing and we love sharing videos to help!


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Posted on September 25, 2017

Elegant Kitty Using Stampin’ Up! Cat Punch

Classes / Events/ Online Classes/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Hey stampers and welcome! Today's project is an Elegant Kitty using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch. While this punch has been used a lot for Halloween themed cards and gift packages, other project ideas are endless! In this card, the focal image is a black cat punched from the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, using the Cat punch. Instructions and supplies used will be at the end of the post…enjoy!

Elegant Kitty Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch

Stampin' Up! products coordinate so beautifully! From our colors to punches to embellishments and tools, we have it all. If you've never browsed through one of our catalogs, take a look at these short videos that showcase several coordinating product “bundles” in our most recent Creativity Delivered Holiday Catalog.

Merry Little Christmas Suite


Ready For Christmas Bundle

Quilted Christmas Suite

If you like these products, I'm hosting a Facebook “LIVE” class on October 5 t 7:00 pm CST teaching three projects using this Painted Harvest Stamp Set, one of the most popular products in the Holiday Catalog.

Elegant Kitting Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch

My classes are a lot of fun and I'd love to have you join; click here to find out more. Here are the projects I'll be teaching. During the class I'll also be sharing many helpful tips and techniques to help you with your stamping proficiency.


Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

Thanks for popping in today and here are the Elegant Kitty Using Stampin' Up! Cat Punch instructions:


  • Card Stock – Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Spooky Nights DSP (144610)
  • Stamp Pads – Versamark (102283)
  • Misc. Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Liquid Glue (110755), Big Shot (143263), Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (143741), Heat Tool (129053), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Rhinestones (144220), Basic Black 3/8” Ribbon (144129)


  • Card Stock 1:  Basic Black 8 ½ x 5 ½, Scraps
  • Card Stock 3: Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4


  1. Using the Big Shot and Garden Trellis embossing folder, emboss Whisper White layer.  Tack Ribbon to backside and then adhere to card front using Mono Glue.  Tie your bow.
  2. Using the Cat Punch, punch two basic black cats and adhere the first cat using Mono Liquid Glue and the second cat using dimensionals.  Punch out the third cat from the Spooky Nights DSP .
  3. Using Versamark ink, ink cat and then emboss using the heat tool and Clear embossing powder.  Adhere on top of the other layered cats.
  4. Adhere rhinestones for the elegant kitty’s choker collar.
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Posted on September 15, 2017


Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques/ Videos

Merry Patterns Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

During September and October, Stampin' Up!'s Merry Patterns stamp set is a free gift added to any order of at least $300. One of my customers placed her annual Holiday Catalog order and was thrilled to know this will be an “extra freebie”! We sure love those don't we!

This limited-time stamp set is only available during this time period and features two step stamping images. There is an outline stamp and one with patterns. In my card today, you stamp the pattern image first and then the outline.

Stampin' Up!'s Merry Patterns

In this short video you'll see some ideas for using this fabulous stamp set and you might see some different way to have a “party” to earn it. HINT: there are ways to get this limited edition stamp set that don't involve cleaning your home or baking snacks! 🙂

OK, let's get to it. Do you want this set? I know you do! If you have friends who order Stampin' Up! products (even if they live in another state), I'll help you combine orders so that you can earn this set. Give me a shout at so we can get the ball rolling!

Below is a PDF for this project (just click the link to download), and all supplies follow.

Merry Patterns




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