Oh My Goodies!

I took a little creative break yesterday and put together these adorable bags – perfect for a favor or small gift. I used the All Abloom paper stack (133703) which is sized perfectly for these treats.  The paper is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ so I didn’t need to cut it to size.  All I did was score 1″, 3″, 4″, and 6″ along the long side and 1″ along the short… Read More »

Save BIG with Big Shot Special!

This month, when you buy the Big Shot die-cutting machine, you can select a stamp & framelit bundle for FREE! (value from $36.90 to $63.90).  I love crafting with my Big Shot and can’t imagine not having it around.  With matching stamps, you can stamp all kinds of images and cut them out perfectly every time. You can make cool boxes. You can emboss amazing textures on your cards.  You… Read More »

Flamingo Lingo for Ronald McDonald

Every year, Stampin’ Up! produces a stamp set that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Buy this stamp set and Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 to RMHC.  And you will have a fun stamp set that you can use to make cards, gifts, and more! Let me show you what Dorrie made with this set.  I LOVE the little flowers that look like a lei. Stamps: Flamingo Lingo (wood: 134303,… Read More »

Hamburger Die

When the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog came out, I was intrigued by the Hamburger die for our Big Shot machine.  I love boxes so of course, I had to have this die!  I finally had a chance to open it and try it out and it so cute!  Too small for a Big Mac, but there are so many things that you can put into this cutie – candy, love… Read More »

Amazing Gift

Last week, I went to the annual Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and met up with my dear friend, Lauri who presented me with this incredible thread catcher that she made for me.  It has a removal pin cushion weighted down by a ceramic tile, and the “bucket” has a handy loop for my scissors.  It matches some other sewing accessories that I have that I will… Read More »

World of Dreams

Today, I would like to share the cards that Cathy did for our new catalog swap using the very popular, “World of Dreams” stamp set. For this card, she also used one of my favorites, Work of Art. Stamps:  World of Dreams (wood: 134183, clear: 134186), Work of Art (wood: 134111, clear: 134114) Ink:  Staz-On Black (101406), Hello Honey (133643), Marina Mist (126962), and Mossy Meadow (133645) Classic Stampin’ Pads … Read More »

New Christmas Stamp Sets!

I wanted to let you know about 2 Christmas sets that you can get now!  One will be in our upcoming Holiday catalog, but the second is available only while supplies last. First, I MUST have this one!  Such a beautiful cardinal and I can’t wait to watercolor it and get a head start on my Christmas cards!! Beauty of the Season (wood mount: 135776, clear mount: 135779) And this… Read More »

Nuts About You!

I wanted to share the adorable samples that Bobbie made using the ever-so-cute hostess set, Nuts About You.  When you place a $150 order (or do a book party), you gert to spend $25 in hostess dollars on anything in the catalog, but the far better value is to select hostess sets because your dollars go much further.  This cute set costs just $14 for wood-mount or $10 for clear-mount.… Read More »

Choose Happiness

Whenever a new Stampin’ Up! catalog comes out, several of us get together and do a swap using brand new stamps.  We each select 2 sets and make 2 samples from each one.  Over the coming weeks, I plan on sharing all 32 new cards with you! Alicia selected Choose Happiness (page 118) for one of her sets.  Here are her masterpieces.  Alicia is really an artist and showcases her… Read More »


Today, Stampin’ Up! released half of our new Blendabilities assortments for purchase (the other 6 assortments will be available next month).  I had never used alcohol-based markers before, but I LOVE them!!  I have had mine for a month now and I love how smoothly they color and blend on our ultrasmooth Whisper White cardstock. Stampin’ Up! has also released 6 videos demonstrating how fun they are to use and… Read More »

Buy RV: Check!

I am one step closer to my dream! Last week, I drove up to Buda, Texas and signed the paperwork on my brand new, 2015 Open Range 427BHS bunkouse fifth wheel! I took my friend and handyman with me so that we could do some measurements and figure out how to go about the renovations that I wanted to do. Here, I will show you the “before” pictures, and next… Read More »

The Big Sale

I don’t like garage sales.  I don’t like going to them and I hate having them.  So I am not having a garage sale for my big move.  I have sold quite a bit of the big stuff via word of mouth and Craig’s List, and I have already made multiple trips to Goodwill with books and small stuff. But for crafting supplies, that’s a different story.  I am not… Read More »

Packing Rule #1: Don’t sell the Bed First!

To get you up to date:  I have a contract on my house with the closing scheduled for the end of June. And I have an RV (2015 Open Range 427BHS fifth wheel) on order.  So I decided to start listing furniture, etc on Craigs List.  (FYI: I don’t like garage sales and thought this would be the way to go).  Well, on Craigs List, you can only list like… Read More »

Retiring Lists and Free Shipping!

I am so excited that Stampin’ Up! has given us all Free Shipping on ALL orders through Friday!!  And with the Retiring Lists out, the timing could not be any better!! If you recall from previous years, some items run out very quickly, so you do not want to wait to order!  And this year, for the first time, retiring Stamp Sets are available only while supplies last!! Here are… Read More »