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Posted on March 30, 2016

Hello Honey…

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Wanted to share a Hello Honey card sample today. While this was not one of my most favorite 2014-2016 In Colors, it kind of grew on me the more I used it. You might notice another retiring In Color, Mossy Meadow, in this project. Enjoy! If you'd like to add any of the products used in today's project, just click on the pictures below.

Be sure to check out some important dates at the end of the post…don't want you to miss out on anything!

birthday blooms


  1. Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms (140658)
  2. Inks: Versamark (102283), Hello Honey (133643), Mossy Meadow(133645)
  3. Paper: Hello Honey (133678), Very Vanilla (101650), Farmers Market Designer Paper (138448)
  4. Other: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Wink of Stella brush – clear (141897), 1 1/2” Circle Punch (138299), 2” Circle Punch (133782), 2 1/2” Circle Punch (120906), Sponge Daubers (133773), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (134550), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Glue Dots (103683)Measurements: Very Vanilla card stock: scrap piece; Hello Honey card stock: scrap piece; 3 patterns of choice from DSP: scrap pieces


  • Hello Honey card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla card stock: scrap piece; Hello Honey card stock: scrap piece
  • 3 patterns of choice from DSP: scrap pieces


  1. Stamp small flower image in a random fashion on the lower portion of the folded Hello Honey card base using Versamark ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, tap off the excess and use the Heat Tool to emboss images.
  2. With a sponge dauber, burnish the embossed images with Hello Honey ink (rub ink over and around them to make them show up on the card front). Wipe off excess ink with a tissue or soft cloth.
  3. Stamp small flower image once on the Very Vanilla scrap with Versamark ink. Emboss as above with Clear Powder.
  4. Use sponge daubers to add color to the embossed flower as shown, using the same technique as in step 2. Add color lightly and build to deepen.
  5. Color flower in with the Clear Wink of Stella brush. Punch out image with the 2” Circle Punch.
  6. Add Fast Fuse to the back of the punched flower image, then take the length of Gold Metallic Thread and loop it around your fingers, creating a circle of gold thread. Adhere the side with the open ends to the Fast Fuse on the back of the punched flower image.
  7. Punch out 3 circles of different sizes from your choice of 3 pieces of Farmers Market Designer Series Paper.
  8. Punch out a 1 1/2” circle from the Hello Honey card stock scrap piece. Discard. With the 2” Circle Punch, punch around the opening created by the 1 1/2” Circle Punch to create a ‘ring’ of Hello Honey.
  9. Adhere the punched circles as shown to the card front with Fast Fuse.
  10. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the punched flower image and adhere to the card front as shown.
  11. Tie a bow with the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. Trim the ends in flags. Adhere to the card front as shown with Glue Dots.

Thanks for popping in today!

Sale-a-Bration catalog freebies available until March 31 (TOMORROW), 2016 view online click HERE

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Weekly Deals until April 4, 2016 click HERE

Clearance Rack, click HERE

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Posted on March 23, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Bundles…I’m in love!

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Howdy stampers! Thanks for popping in today; we're going to be talking about Stampin' Up!'s bundles!

I LOVE BUNDLES! You get a stamp set and coordinating framelits/thinlits or a punch AND you save 15%. This makes putting together projects a snap. Take a look at these short videos on some of our most popular bundles:

Aren't these cool??

BUT WAIT! Did you know we also have an “ultimate bundle”? I always recommend this to my customers when they have a wish list with more than $99 worth of products on it. Here's a blog post I did to give you more information.

I'd love to have you save money, get some great products and be a part of the BEST Peeps in all of Stampin' Up!…my Girls, INK team!


Ready to sign up? Click HERE. Still have questions? Click HERE and let's get them answered!

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Posted on March 14, 2016

Papercrafting Ideas – Focus on Sale-A-Bration Products

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Last week's posts featuring birthday card ideas to inspire your creativity were a big hit.This week I'm sharing some of my favorite papercrafting ideas with a focus on Sale-A-Bration products.


You'll find step by step instructions for this project here: Just for You Project Sheet

In case you're not sure about our fabulous Sale-A-Bration, here's the scoop:

Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up’s biggest annual sale of the year. With specials for customers, hostesses, new demonstrators and current demonstrators – there’s something fabulous for everyone!

What Do Customers Get?

For Every $50.00 you spend you get a FREE exclusive Sale-A-Bration item! These free items are selected from the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog.

  • Choose ONE free Sale-A-Bration item when you spend $50 (before shipping/tax)
  • Choose TWO free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $100 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose THREE free Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $150 (AND qualify for the usual hostess rewards of $25)
  • Once your order reaches $250 (before ship/tax)  you get a BONUS $25.00 in hostess rewards
  • There is No Limit to the number of  Sale-A-Bration rewards you can earn.

Sale-A-Bration is also the most popular time of the year to host a party!  Not only do you and your guests receive free Sale-a-Bration  product with orders of $50 or more, but… as the hostess you have the opportunity to receive additional FREE product of your choice; catalog parties work well if you're already super busy! Give me a shout and we'll get you set up to score some freebies!

If your wish list exceeds $99, you might want to check out this post where I tell you all about the “ultimate stamping bundle“, our starter kit!

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for more papercrafting ideas with a focus on sale-a-bration ideas.



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Posted on January 27, 2016

Botanicals For You Card

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Sale-A-Bration/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I have to say, it is SO hard this year to pick my favorite Sale-A-Bration product! Are you having the same challenge?

I do love Botanicals For You, especially the large “just for you” sentiment. It works on a card, tag or a gift bag…just about for any occasion!


My main color is Rich Razzleberry, with a pop of Pear Pizzazz and Pink Pirouette. Black rounds out my color palette. Did you notice the vellum tucked behind the black layer? It is also a free Sale-A-Bration offering, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.

With vellum, you have to be a bit careful where you put your adhesive, it will show through. I put my SNAIL Adhesive right in the middle so when I layered the focal image on top, you can't see it.

To see more of Stampin' Up!'s free Sale-A-Bration choices, click here.

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Posted on December 17, 2015

Look What’s…….

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coming in January! You are going to LOVE all the new products!

a nice cuppabirthday bloomsgoing globaljust for youbuildabirthday

I love being a Stampin' Up! Demo all year long, but especially at pre-order time when we can order all the new stuff. You are going to LOVE new products coming in January.

If you'd like to get in on all the early fun…why not ask Santa for a gift certificate with me that you can use to purchase a starter kit in January AND get $50 extra stuff!! Email me for all the scoop and you can get your Santa in motion and get exactly what you want this year!


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Posted on August 2, 2015

Come Stamp With Me…Virtually!!

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Have you been bummed because you live too far away to be a part of my local stamp clubs? Well, have no fear, now you can come stamp with me…virtually!

I'm so excited to add this to my business…so many of you have been asking me to offer this, and I'm now able to do it!

How does an “Online” Stamp Club work?
It's really simple!

Each month club members place a $35 merchandise order from my online Stampin' Up! store.  You then will receive a FREE, EXCLUSIVE card kit in the mail from me with pre-cut supplies to make 6 cards along with a PDF instruction page on how to make the cards.  I will ALSO create a video tutorial for each card and publish it on my YouTube channel! Some videos will take you through how to do the card from start to finish and some may just go over new techniques or things you may not have seen before.

I provide all of the supplies in the free kit except for the stamps, ink, and adhesive. The cardstock, envelopes, Big Shot die-cuts, punched cardstock, etc. to make the cards will come Priority Mail in a package from me.

  •  You must spend $35 per month that you participate. You can choose to participate on a month to month basis. This is not an “auto-ship” program so your card will not be on file. You will go right to my online store and place your order each month. You can purchase anything you want; however, each month will focus on a specific stamp set and I would suggest you buy that set as one of your choices if you don't already have it.
  •  Your order must be placed by the 10th of the month and you must use the Hostess Code for that month to qualify for the EXCLUSIVE FREE card kit. The hostess code for each month will be posted on my blog, my FaceBook page, and in the newsletter by the first of the month. Be sure to add the right hostess code for that month to your minimum $35 order.
  • hostess codeThe Hostess Code Goes Here


  • If you sign up and participate for 6 consecutive months, you can choose 2 hostess sets from the catalog for FREE, (these will be sent at the end of your six month commitment).
  • Card Kits and instructions will be mailed by the 22-25th of the month. This will give me time to order all the kit supplies, cut everything and mail out to all participants by Priority Mail. Remember, you will place a minimum $35 order at my online store for each month's stamp set or your alternative selections.
  • Sounds pretty cool, right??
  • Also, VERY IMPORTANT…, when you check out, be sure to check the box that says “Allow my demonstrator to contact me”; otherwise, it's against Stampin' Up!'s rules for me to do so and I also won't know you ordered for the club!
  • Each month there will be a featured stamp set. In some months there may be other featured tools too!  They will be listed and shown in a picture like the one below.


  • Usually, I will try to keep the stamp set, and or bundle or stamp set and punch around $35. But, sometimes will be a little more or a little less.

I will show all the cards in the email I send out on the first of each month, so be sure you do subscribe to my email newsletter.

Questions? Email me.

Ready to get started? Place your order at my online store… don't forget to put in the hostess code! I can't wait to share these free kits with you!

Here's an example of the type of cards you will receive in your free card kit:


Questions? Please email me!

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Posted on July 9, 2015

Tool Tip Thursday

Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I haven't done my Tool Tip Thursday feature for awhile but I have a great little tip to share with you today.

I was on a retreat with some friends over the weekend and we all ended up needing to use this tool at one point…what is it?

Stampin' Up!'s Adhesive Remover (103684)!

adhesive remover

Priced at only $3.50, this tool is a bargain and is a must for every stamper's basic tool kit.  This small guy (2 x 2″ square) comes in handy to help remove excess adhesive from your cards and to avoid smudges that look dirty. But did you know that it's helpful around the house too?

When you have sticky residue left after removing a price tag or other information from household items, reach for your Adhesive Remover. It works just like an eraser – just rub a little and the sticky is gone!

Come back tomorrow and I'll share a fun project idea from the retreat!

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Posted on July 1, 2015

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is NOW Available!

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Videos

I'm so excited! The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is now available! I know you've all been waiting right along with me to get yours!

Order yours online today, here!

This all-inclusive kit not only makes 20 cards but also comes with an AWESOME stamp set INCLUDED in the kit!

See the stamp set on pg 80 of the 2015-2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog, and see the full kit on pg 155 (or HERE online).

Watch this short video below to see all the possibilities!

As mentioned in the video, this kit comes complete with supplies to make 20 cards, including a full stamp set, ink spots, and embellishments…it's a great value!

You will also want to have  Glue Dots, SNAIL, or Fast Fuse Adhesive  – on sale right now – on hand and also the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for the wooden elements.

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Posted on June 10, 2015


Die Cut/ Product Information/ Stamping

I love sharing easy…peasy…done cards with you! This birthday card comes together easily and quickly; just in time for all your summer birthdays!

Celebrate Card

Celebrate Today Stamp Set

• Whisper White Cardstock
• Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper
• Birthday Bash Washi Sheets

• Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin’ Pads®

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine
• Bow Builder Punch
• Balloon Framelits™
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• SNAIL Adhesive®
• Glue Dots®

This versatile, fun stamp set can also be purchased as a part of the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle at a 15% savings!!

Celebrate Today Bundle

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Posted on June 9, 2015

Strawberries…Num Num!

Paper crafting/ Tuesday Tips

Oh my goodness…can you say, strawberries…num num??!! Don't these look yummy enough to just pop into your mouth?

market fresh strawberries

So easy to create using ink pads and blender pens; from the Market Fresh Stamp Set.

I bet this collection of three stamps, available in clear mount or wood mount,  can get your summer creativity off to a great start!


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Posted on June 3, 2015

Want $205 of Stampin’ Up! Products for only $99?

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Yep…your eyes are not deceiving you…if you want $205 of Stampin' Up! Products for only $99, read on! Even if you don't, read on because I have a fun project at the end!

Stampin' Up! has a new recruit special that began yesterday,  June 2nd.

Everyone that signs up from June 2-June 30 will receive 2 “extra” stamp sets you choose the sets! Just these 2 sets alone could be an additional $80 value, depending upon your selections.

This is a lot of free stuff!

Whether you want to have a “business” and sell to others or simply purchase for yourself, it is always good to get your supplies for free!
Benefit recap:

  • This is approximately $205 dollars of product of your choice for only $99 Woo hoo!
  • It is the cheapest and most economical way to get all the new catalog products: paper, ink, markers, In Colors, etc. Woo hoo!
  • There is ZERO obligation to ever do a class, club or workshop. There isn’t even an obligation to ever place another order! Woo hoo!
  • If you choose to place another order you will receive a 30% discount on this order over $150 placed in the next 45 days. BIG Woo Hoo!
  • The best benefit (in my humble opinion): you will be part of the AWESOME Girls INK team! We have fun stamping nights, do group events, take field trips and so much more!

Interested…click here… if you have questions or want to talk to me, email me and we'll set up a time where we can chat without interruptions!

Here's the project I promised!

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The colors in this project are Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush *, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder*. The adorable little Designer Series Paper floral accents featured here are created using the Flower Medallion Punch (#137417). Just snip the petals to add a little dimension; then adhere them to the tags using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Don't you love the cute flower centers?  They’re our new 2015–2017 In Color Blossom Accents #138383—1/2″ in diameter with 20 flowers per package and four each of five colors.

The stamp sets featured here are Friendly Wishes (#139579 – clear, #138698 – wood) and Sweet Stack  #138948 – photopolymer).

You can create the tag using the Ornate Tag Topper (# 137416); we offer other tag punches that will work, too!

* Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder are part of our new 2015-2017 In Color Collection

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Posted on June 1, 2015

2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! DSP and Ribbon Shares


Want a sampling of all the new Designer Series Papers and Ribbons? Join my 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! DSP and Ribbon Shares! These are always very popular and fill up quickly…a great way to get all the new producst without buying every paper pack and spool of ribbon!

2015 DSP and Ribbon Share

Deadline to participate in my shares is Friday, June 5, at 9:00 pm CST. Email or call me at 214-293-4461.  I will send you a paypal invoice with payment due date. Don't have a paypal account? No worries, we can make other arrangements!

I will order all the product once the shares are closed and, barring any unforeseen problems or shipping delays, you should have your shares delivered right to your door by mid June.


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