May 29, 2015

It's almost time!


You can begin shopping on Tuesday, June 2, for all of the wonderful new items that Stampin' Up! has to offer.  

Plus you will receive the brand new Cherry on Top Designer Series paper pack from me with your $50 purchase in June!

Need a catalog and plan to shop with me?  Contact me today to get your very own 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book.  

Here is helpful downloadable wish list for you to use

May 18, 2015

Hootin' About You!

Crushed Curry makes this the stars stand our so nicely on this smart graduation card.  The owl is pretty cute with his little graduation hat too!

May 17, 2015

Daddy's Girl!

Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky are a nice and gently color mix for this card welcoming that special baby girl into the family.  If you need some special cards, you can buy them at Taste of Heaven in Sauk Center.  Stop by today!

May 16, 2015

Sweet Baby Boy!

Bermuda Bay and Old Olive card stock work together to make this twirly, whirly baby boy card.  The sentiment if from the stamp set A Dozen Thoughts from Stampin' Up!

May 15, 2015

Pure Gumption!

Real Red and Smokey Slate make a great color combo for this sleek graduation card.  The caps are stickers and the sentiment if from the retired stamp set called Pure Gumption from Stampin' Up!  Basic Black really makes this card look sleek!

May 14, 2015

Color Duos!

I am loving these flower pot stickers on greeting cards.  They match so nicely with Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight.  A pretty special card for a pretty special person.

May 13, 2015

Pals Blog Hop: Out with the Old...


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin' Up! products.  Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products.  We hope you enjoy the Pals' creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Peggy Noe at prettypapercards, number 16 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

I made this card using some of my favorite retiring things: Top Note Bigz Die, Boho Blossom Punch, Dotted Ribbon Punch, and the Fancy Fan Folder.  The Top Note Die was one of my very first Stampin' Up! purchases and I have been loving ever since.  Don't miss all of the great cards that are on this month's blog hop made with some of these wonderful retiring items. 

The next stop is Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains, number 18 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:
  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity (You Are Here)
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery
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May 12, 2015

Cool Breeze!

Cajun Craze and Basic Black are the coolest colors for this guy's birthday card.  

May 11, 2015

Shimmery Birthday Wishes!

This girl is far from frozen in this shimmer birthday card.  It will be such a magical birthday for that special girl who gets this card :)

May 10, 2015

Pale Plum?

I found this retired card stock and matched it with pool party and this plaid design series paper for this pretty Mother's Day card.  

May 9, 2015

Pretty Bird!

I just love the tropical colors of melon mambo and bermuda bay together.  They make this Mother's Day card so pretty with the special fabric bird sticker.

May 8, 2015

Mom's Are Special!

Here is another card using melon mambo, crushed curry and island indigo.   This card and many others will be for sale at By Hand in Waite Park.  Stop by and check them out today!

May 7, 2015

Sprinkles of Life! PPA 250

Today I played along with the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 250 using Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey and Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  I also got to play with some of the new goodies from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator pre-order.  This is the stamp set titled Sprinkles of Life with the coordinating Tree Builder Punch.  I also used the large polka dot embossing folder for the background along with some of the retiring 2013-2015 In Color sequins to give it some sprinkles!

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May 6, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

Lost Lagoon and Old Olive make a nice color combination with this floral paper and these sparkly flowers.  The dragonfly brad is a perfect accent for this springy card.

May 5, 2015

A Wise, Wise Man

A wise man once said, “This is a great time to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!”  OK, the wise man was Brian King!

You Know You Want To Try It!
Have you ever thought about buying Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit?  Whether you want a discount on the Stampin’ Up! products you buy or you want to make some money in a craft you love, this is a GREAT TIME to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

AND when you buy the Starter Kit now, you’ll be able to add in items from the 2015-2016 Sneak Peek list.  WHAT!?!?  That’s AMAZING!  The Sneak Peek list includes select stamp sets that won’t be available to the public until June 2, the 2015-2017 In Colors (which are fantastic!) and other great products.  If you are serious about joining (because you are cool like that), please email me at I’ll tell you how to add Sneak Peek items to your Starter Kit, and I’ll even send you a list of items that can complete your Starter Kit with items from the Sneak Peek List.

AND there’s no risk at all – you don’t have to buy another thing (but I know you will)!  When you spend $99 (plus tax) on the Starter Kit today, you’ll receive $125 in product in exchange (your choice) – with FREE SHIPPING.

AND you get to be a part of an amazing online community of stamper pals who love to share this amazing art form and participate in monthly online meetings, and have a lot of fun together.

AND if you really want to add up the savings opportunities, you can add items from the Weekly Deals and Retiring List to your Starter Kit for additional savings.  Who doesn’t love that?!

I’d love the opportunity to chat with you if you are considering joining.  There’s no better time than right now. 
If you are ready to join (and don’t want to talk with me first), CLICK HERE.

Fun Flower Pots!

I found these fun flower pot stickers and just had to use them on a card.  The colors are Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo.  These make such pretty spring cards ;)

May 3, 2015

May Monthly Free Product!

Each month when you place an order of $50 or more online with me I am offering a FREE item that I will send you separately from your online order.  

Just click HERE to place your order and make sure you enter your HOSTESS CODEDNRQR7DU

This HOSTESS CODE will be good until May 31, 2015.
(Watch each month for a new HOSTESS CODE and FREE item)

The FREE item that you will receive after May 31 for your order is the Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon  ($5.95 value)

Graceful and delicate. Organza edges, satin middle. Whisper White. 15 yds.

May 1, 2015

New 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! In Colors!!!!!

Part of the fun of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is checking out the new In Colors each year.  The newest ones will hit the catalog on June 2nd, but here is a sneak peak of the five new colors: Mint Macaroon, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon! 
Don't they sound just scrumptious? 
Check back often for sneak peaks from the upcoming catalog.  Please contact me to receive your very own 2015-2016 catalog at