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 »

Project Life

I am so excited to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal: authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.  If you’ve missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums!  You just slip… Read More »

How Much Postage Does It Take to Mail a Hand-made Card?

So, what does it take to mail a stamped card?  Especially if the card isn’t totally flat (because you know how much we love our embellishments!)  And what size is legal?  There are so many questions about postage, I thought I would share some answers with you today. First, how much?  A first class letter costs $.49 to mail (or a Forever stamp).  That price is for an envelope that… Read More »