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Hawaii Vacation, Part 3

The final installment on the trip of a lifetime.  To recap, 20 years ago, my sister, Mary, introduced me to Stampin’ Up! and I have earned the incentive trip almost every year.  On this, my 20th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I invited Mary as my guest to a wonderful week on Oahu. When her kids asked her what she wanted for her birthday this year, Mary said that… Read More »

Hawaiian Vacation, Part 2

A few days ago, I shared the first 2 days of my amazing Hawaiian vacation, thanks to Stampin’ Up!  Today, lets climb Diamond Head!  Diamond Head is an extinct volcano and climbing it is not an easy 3/4 mile hike.  We went up unpaved, rough paths, 74 steps, then a tunnel, 99 more steps, and more steps at the top.  The view was worth every step! Hanging with some of… Read More »

Hawaiian Vacation, Part 1

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I have been blessed to earn a free trip almost every year and this month, I was able to take my sister on a 5 day trip to Oahu, Hawaii!  Since Mary introduced me to Stampin’ Up! 20 years ago, I thought it fitting to invite her to join me. This was one of those vacations that you need a week of rest to recuperate… Read More »

Corner Garden

The Retiring List has been released and it is a really big list!  One of my customers has ordered the Corner Garden stamp and I decided to use mine to make her a thank you card.  It uses the Corner Garden stamp, Yippee – Skippee stamp set, and Coastal Cabana ink and paper.  It is a simple yet effective technique: emboss the image with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder,… Read More »

Paper Pumpkin this Month

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yesterday and it is SO cool!  Here’s what comes in the box: And here is how it is made: The project is an accordion card with die-cut, self-adhesive felt letters.  The folded up card fits perfectly in a kraft box.  The only thing needed that doesn’t come in the box is a pair of scissors.  And did I tell you that the kit has… Read More »

Hot Air Balloon Ride – Check!

I decided one day a few years ago that I wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.  So I created a Bucket List and wrote it down.  On my 60th birthday, my sweet daughter gave me tickets for a ride for 2 – she said it wouldn’t be fun alone (she is right!).  It actually took me 2 years to get the ride scheduled and yesterday was it!  What… Read More »

Let’s Dry Emboss!

If you like the look of dry embossing, this week’s deals are for you!  Our Texture Boutique machine and 6 of our popular Embossing Folders are on sale this week! Check them out: The Texture Boutique machine will meet all your dry embossing needs and doesn’t take up hardly any room at all!!  And the price can’t be beat! If I were at home this week, I would do a… Read More »

Stock up on Baker’s Twine

Even when space is at a premium, you still have room for a few packs of colorful Baker’s Twine, right?  You can use it in in cardmaking, paper crafting, string art, and so many more ways!  Don’t believe me?  Check out all the projects on Pinterest using Baker’s Twine!  And it is a bonus when it is on sale!  This week, Stampin’ Up! has 8 Weekly Deals and 3 of… Read More »

Quick & Easy Thank You Cards

On my to-do list this weekend was to make some thank you cards.  I like to send a thank you card to everyone that orders, especially online orders and my stash was getting low.  So, I was trying to decide what to make when I had a brilliant idea – use a card kit!  So I grabbed my Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit and whipped up these cards in no… Read More »

Small Business Saturday

We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and tucked in between: Small Business Saturday!  Support your local, small businesses, and me, too, if you wish!  And remember, until Monday, I am selling $25 Gift Certificates for $20 – buy them for gifts, buy them for yourself!  You can use them toward your Stampin’ Up! purchases from me, classes, and even finished products.  Email me for more information.

Mantle Banner Class in San Antonio

You will receive all the precut supplies to make this gorgeous banner – all 32” of it – plus a box to store it in!  Class fee is $25 (place a $35 Stampin’ Up! order that day with me and get $15 back.)  You must RSVP by December 1st so that I can have your packet ready. Class Dates: Friday, December 5th starting at 10:30 Saturday, December 6th, starting at… Read More »

12 Weeks of Christmas – Just 4 hours!

In four hours, I will begin my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas program!  Each week, starting today, you will receive, as my gift to you, a FREE holiday project idea that you can make. You will get a photo of the finished project, a list of product used to make it, as well as instructions for assembly if needed.  Some will be cards, some will be holiday gifts, some will… Read More »

19 Greeting Stamps!

Space at a premium? Then this 19-piece rubber stamp set is just what you need! And the best thing is – it’s free! Just host a $300 party (in person or a book party) and in addition to your regular hostess gifts (at least $50 of whatever you want from the catalog), you will receive the Good Greetings stamp set (wood mount or clear mount – your choice) absolutely FREE!!… Read More »