Best of the Best

Best of Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

The “Best Of” series of stamp set releases from Stampin’ Up! has been such a fun walk down memory lane for those of us who have been stamping for some time, and a great introduction to collectible stamp sets for those who have only recently discovered rubber stamping. Purchase six of the Best Of series […]

My Secret Garden Feels Good

We finally got some sunshine today here in Duluth, GA. This winter, it has felt more like living in Vancouver or London than living in Atlanta…lots — and I mean lots and lots — of cold, bone-chilling rain. So the bright sunlight lured me outside to shoot this card and enjoy a few moments of […]

Valentine’s Day: A Favorite Tool

I love my Big Shot™, Scallop Edge and 3/16" Corner punches, but my favorite tool used on this card is the uni-ball Signo® Gel Pen #105021. Now, now…I hear the rumbling out there. A pen? Yes. A pen. But not just any pen. This is a vibrant white gel pen that flows smoothly. It is […]

Sale-A-Bration: Feeling Sentimental

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and I thought I'd show you some projects made using one of the 19 free products you can earn through March 22nd. Choose a Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you order. Click here to shop now. Today I'm featuring my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set. Feeling Sentimental Stamp SetWood #129627Clear #129630Available […]

Super Bowl XLVII Special

Let the guys analyze the plays…Let the kids eat all the snacks…Let Beyonce sing her heart out… YOU could be the big winner in my Super Bowl Mystery Hostess Event! Yes, you could receive Stampin' Rewards just as if you hosted your own in-home party. How? Simply place an order on Super Bowl Sunday! How […]

Memorable Moments with Flowering Flourishes

What constitutes a "memorable moment" for you? I've had several memorable moments lately. My baby girl's first haircut, reconnecting with a dear friend I've not spoken with for several years, my sister's birthday, losing my iPad at the airport — all are recent moments I will not forget. Some are moments we wish to cherish; […]

Sale-A-Bration Starts Today

Get ready for some serious extras with Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-A-Bration! For the next 60 days you earn free gifts and bonuses for buying, hosting or joining my team.  Choose an option from the choices below, or what the heck — choose all three!   OPTION 1 Buy $50 of Stampin' Up! product — get […]

Rolling out the Red Carpet Treatment…for YOU!

I'm a big Academy Awards fan, even though the number of nominated movies I see seems to decrease each year. Still, for filmakers and filmgoers alike, it's a Hollywood spectacle that starts with a red carpet event. This year, I've only seen half the movies that are nominated for Best Picture, but that won't stop […]

Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

   “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth […]


Oh, what fun we had on Saturday at Joy's workshop! The girls loved the new Clear Mount stamp sets and all our new great punches. Here are the projects. Lots of 3D items…you know they're my favorite. Joy was especially excited about the adorable birdhouse. Both the milk carton and birdhouse use the new Mini […]

Got Yours?

Ooohhh, there are so many fun things going on with Stampin' Up! right now that it's hard to keep up. If you're on my catalog mailing list, you should have received the new Occasions mini catalog and a Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail last week. Please let me know if you have not received it […]

Hopping Cute

Yes, I know I promised a tutorial for the mini pizza box, but I'm still working on it. I'll have that tutorial up soon (no, really!). Here's another sample to keep you going till then. Punches Small and large ovals (ears) 1 3/4" circle (face) 3/4" circle (cheeks) Heart to Heart punch (nose) 1/2" circle […]

Pizza Anyone?

This sweet box is a miniature pizza box and so easy to make! This one features die-cut butterflies cut with the Big Shot die-cut machine, Sale-A-Bration's designer paper "Delicate Dots" and some pieces from Stampin' Up!'s Pretties Kit. Inside are four 3 x 3 note cards. This would make a lovely Mother's Day, thank you […]

A Little Something For You…

Sandy Fleming! Sandy’s name was drawn from the list of comments in this post, so she is the lucky winner of $44 of her choice of Stampin’ Up! goodies. Congrats, Sandy! But…no one pointed out that I boldly asserted that XLIII was 44 instead of 43. Clearly my number recognition is to be questioned…at least […]