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 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 […]

Valentine’s Day: It’s A-Maze-ing!

Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s founder, is a favorite presentor at demonstrator events. At the Leadership Conference in San Antonio, she told us she was working on a Valentine treat bag for the kids in the Gardner family. Shelli has now shared her completed Girl and Boy bags on her So Shelli blog. This is such […]

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 […]

This Club’s for You

When your wish list is longer than your grocery list, joining my 3D Chat & Create Club is a terrific way to budget your purchases over a 5 month period and receive hostess benefits. By purchasing $30 of product a month for 5 months ($35 after shipping and taxes), you build your stamping supplies, stay […]

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 […]

If It Ain’t Broke…

It’s your fault. I spent considerable time trying to enhance my blog with some new whiz-bang tools and a fresh look — all for the pleasure of you, dear readers. Instead, I managed to break my blog. Yep, they said it couldn’t be done. HAH! Just call me the Blog Breaker! This post is to […]