It's finally here!!! The Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog is LIVE!!


You now can order from this beautiful brochure filled with 38 new stamps, 5 new Designer Series Papers (DSP) - the words "classy" and "elegant" come to mind - with coordinating cardstock packs.  There are 3 new punches, and 17 product bundles that will save you 15% when you buy the bundle. There are 4 new project kits  and  new Project Life stamps, card collections, & accessory packs.

In honor of the new catalog launch I am sponsoring a product giveaway during the month of September.  Everyone that orders $30 or more (before taxes, shipping & handling) from my online store using the hostess code 3NXWE47K will get a chance  to win the stamp set Howl-o-ween Treat (pg 49) plus you will receive a reusable Thank You card from me for supporting

Sept 2015-StampSet Giveaway

A random drawing from all the customer names will be held on Oct.1. Be sure to list me as your demonstrator, make sure the box is checked that I can contact you, and use the host code 3NXWE47K. Just click on my online store button in the top right corner of this blog.

 Need a catalog? Email me and I will get one to you in the mail. If you already purchase products from another demonstrator please contact them for your catalog. I will be featuring products from the new catalog in upcoming blogs so stay tuned.

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Until next time...


Just 5 Days 'Till the 2015 Stampin'Up Holiday Catalog Launch

This year's catalog is AWESOME!! I'm excited and I hope you are too!! This is the best Holiday Catalog yet!!! 8 new project kits, 38 new stamps, 2 new embossing folders, 3 new punches, 15 Bundles that save you $$$... not to mention the new Designer Series Papers (DSP), ribbons, and embellishments.  They will all be revealed on Sept. 1st. Order early - I would love to be your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time...

Beautiful weekend here in north central Indiana - mid 80's, low humidity, sunshine - my kind of weather.

This is the card I submitted to the 7/31/15 SGGW Challenge

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My mother will be 92 later this month and I'm going to send her a card a day during her birthday week, so I'm stockpiling.

But the majority of the weekend was focused on the grandkids. School is starting and I just wanted to send them a little something to let them know we were thinking about them and that we are very proud of them. So I made these and filled them with a couple of goodies.


They are my adaptations of a couple of posts on Pinterest and a box made by Sam Donald @ Easy to create and lots of fun to make. I think they will enjoy them.

Well, that's all for now, until next time, 


I had a lot fun with this challenge from The Paper Players. Here's the challenge sketch.

and here's my entry

PP 254-Floral Framed

My card base is a piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock(105126) 4¼x 11, scored and folded at 5½. I used the Labels Collection Framelits (#3 & #4 from the center) to cut out the opening on the base and to create the Wisteria Wonder cardstock (122922) edge around the opening. I stamped the flower arch from Timeless Love stamp set (139408) in StazOn ink (101406) on Whisper White cardstock (100730), colored with Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, and Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Markers. I shaded the flower arch using the Blushing Bride and Garden Green markers. All the while wishing for the return of the Blendabilities  😥  The sentiment in Perfect Plum (126963) is also from Timeless Love - isn't the font stunning? Three little blossoms using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787) with small Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) for their centers added the finishing touch.

Then because I have a somewhat sick sense of humor I also created a second card.

PP254-Dog Framed

When I thought of various "frames" this popped into my head.  The dog is just basic punch art that I found on Pinterest. The jail cell is created free hand with various strips of black cardstock (121045) glued together and the cat is taken from the Giggle Greetings stamp set (131065). The letters were made with the Little Letters Thinlits (133730). I can't think of a sentiment to add to the inside or what circumstances I would send this card, but I smiled all the time I was making it.  Do you have any ideas regarding how this card could be used?

Here are the materials used