Cyber Monday – FREE Shipping!!

Check everything off your wish list, or a gift list, while shipping is FREE!

I am also sweetening the deal by offering a BONUS item up to $10 with any order over $35.  Simply place your online order with Hostess Code 7B2EEHY6 , and then email me your selection at  If your order is over $150, do not use the Hostess Code – please take your own benefits in the online store, and you can still receive a free gift by emailing me with your selection.

FREE Shipping and BONUS are only available November 27, between the hours of 12AM-11:59PM MT.  Your BONUS item will come to you in a separate mailing from me after I close the order and receive the items.

Shopping for someone else?  Here is a list of my favorite items to get you started…


Stampin' Blends Markers Collection

My Favorite Gift of 2017

Stampin’ Blends Markers Collection

Item 147475     $121.50

Because this is a new item, it is a great gift for long-time Stampin’ Up! fans or new stampers.  These are high-quality, alcohol based, two-tip markers in colors that coordinate with all of our other inks, papers and embellishments.

My Favorite Gift for Any Price Range

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly subscription to fun projects!  It delivers a complete kit (just add adhesive) each month, and prepaid months can be given to new or existing subscribers.  Choose the number of months you would like to prepay in the Online Store, and receive a certificate for giving.

My Favorite Gift over $100

Big Shot

Item 143263     $110.00

This is everyone’s favorite tool!  If you don’t have this yet, why not ask for it for Christmas?

My Favorite Accessory

Item 130658   $40.00

For use with the Big Shot, this platform holds framelits in place for easy cutting.

My Favorite Framelits

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

Item 145372     $30.00

This is easily my favorite set of framelits – they can stand alone, but they also coordinate with our Layering Ovals, Circles and Squares.

My Favorite Bundle (Holiday Catalog)

Smitten Mittens Photopolymer Bundle

Item 146070    $46.75

This is a bundle for the holidays and beyond.  While my favorite bundles usually come and go, the Smitten Mitten Bundle was my first love from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, and it is still my top pick!

My Favorite Bundle (Annual Catalog)

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle

Item 145301     $36.75

This is also an early pick that has stood the test of time…well, six months, but it is sure to be a “keeper” in my collection.  The two-step stamps can be combined in many ways, and the large birthday framelit makes a fun and easy project.

My Favorite Bundle (Annual Catalog, Runner-up)

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle

Item 145331     $45.75

I had to include this bundle – it is just so warm and inviting!  It was my first pick from this year’s Annual Catalog, and it also has a coordinating stamp set in the Holiday Catalog – Merry Cafe (below), Item 144965 for $17.00.

Please contact me if you need more ideas – I can customize a gift for your loved one, and I also offer gift certificates.

Happy Cyber Monday!


Penguin Cheerleader

Have you seen the little penguins made from the Smitten Mitten Bundle?  They are too cute!  I think the idea originally came from Carrie Cudney at the Stampin’ Up! office.  I dressed mine up as an Ohio State fan for this fun card.

The body pieces are cut from the mitten framelits – you need two in Basic Black, and one in Whisper White with the “thumb” cut off.  The black pieces are almost completely overlapped so that they are just a bit wider than the white piece.

The cap is also cut with the mitten framelit, using just the rounded portion.  The cuff on the hat is a 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ strip of Real Red.  The feet come from one of the framelits in the mitten set.

The nose and eyes come from the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.  The football is from the 1 1/4″ circle punch, double-punched as shown in the picture.

If I don’t mention it, I know someone will ask where I got my “block O”.  I have been wanting a stamp like this for a long time, and even my Ohio State stamp set does not include a little block O.  I finally took matters into my own hands and carved one into an eraser.  It wasn’t too hard to cut the straight sides with an exacto knife, but it took a little effort to dig out the center.

Have a great weekend and Go Buckeyes!!


Quilted Christmas Favors

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Jackson HS Key Club Craft Show on Saturday!  I showed you my favorite craft show item last week (the Santa fry box), but these Quilted Christmas favors sold fastest.

They are square-bottomed bags that can be used as favors or as mini gift bags.  I put Hershey kisses in them for my craft show, but they can also hold a gift card.  I simply clipped each one at the top with a Gold Library Clip, and I can’t say enough about the Stitched Felt Embellishments – they are gorgeous!!

Check out the video below for directions.   I hope you’ll try making these bags – they are so fun, and so adaptable to any holiday or theme!  If you are receiving this post in an email, please click here for the video.

Don’t forget that Online Extravaganza starts today.  Click here to go to the online store, or use the carousel below to go directly to a product used in today’s project.

Have a great Monday!


Winter Wonder TIEF

First of all, what is a TIEF?  It’s an embossing folder – the abbreviation stands for Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and this particular embossing folder is fabulous!  It creates the lovely detailed snowflake that you see pressed into the Whisper White that makes up the background of this card.

This is an easy card to make, but the touches of gold in the designer paper and trims make it so special.  And a little goes a long way – I have only used a 1 1/2″ x 4″ piece of the gold plaid paper and 5″ of sequin trim.  You can make this card with any sentiment.

  If you would like to shop, please click here to go to the online store, or use the carousel below to be directed to a specific product from today’s card.  I would love to send you a set of four snowflake cards with packaging when you order $35 or more.  Order $50 or more, and I will include a pack of Foil Snowflakes, and you also get a Buckeye Point in my Loyalty Rewards program.  I appreciate your orders!


Online Extravaganza

Online Extravaganza is coming soon, with its limited-time exclusive deals.  It will start with a 24-hour stamp sale on Monday, November 20.  There are also sale items available November 20 – 26.  See the chart below for sale items.

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There will be an additional 24-hour flash sale on Monday, November 27.  I will post those details when they are announced.


Craft Show Favorite

This is “Craft Show Week” for me, and this Santa fry box is probably my favorite new thing to make this year.  Unfortunately, almost all of the pieces are made with old products!  I still had to share, though – maybe you have a lot of these retired goodies, or maybe you have some good substitutions.

First, there’s the fry box.  I added a 1″ Basic Black belt, with a 1 3/8″ square Silver Foil buckle and a 1″ Basic Black square.

Do you recognize the hair and beard?  It is cut from one of the retired Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  The mustache is cut form a retired framelit.  The face is Blushing Bride, cut with a retired oval punch, but you could substitute an oval framelit.  The nose and eyes are 1/2″ circles.

The hat is made with one of the retired Delicate Ornament Thinlits, and the pompom is made with a retired 7/8″ scalloped circle punch.  I’m sorry for all of these retired products…but if you are a collector like me, you might have them all too!!  LOL!  I just love this cute little Santa and had to share.



The biggest news to come out of our 2017 OnStage Convention is the introduction of the Stamparatus.  We saw it in action, and it is fabulous!!

What is it?

Stamparatus is an innovative stamp placement tool.  Here’s what you can do with it…

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Product Details

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

How do you get one?

You can reserve one during any of three reservation windows.  A reservation will act like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse.  This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

*****Added December 1 – Update*****

There will be a reservation window as scheduled, December 5-30, and the window will not close at any maximum number of orders.  These reservations will begin shipping March 19 as scheduled, in the order that they were received.  However, since the reservation window will not be limited, not all reservations will be available for shipping on March 19.  Reserve early for best placement on the list – the window opens December 5 at 2pm MT in the Online Store.

There will be no reservation window in January as previously announced.  Since the December window will not close at a maximum quantity, everyone will have a chance to make a reservation this month.  The December 5-30 window will be the last chance to reserve Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.


Customer Launch Q&A (click here)

How To Reserve a Stamparatus Tutorial (click here)

Stampin’ Up!’s video shows more of the features.  If you are receiving this blog post in an email, click here for the video.

Of course, there are many other great products coming in the new year – please email me at if you would like to receive copies of the Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs in the mail.  We got to see them at our OnStage event, and they are amazing!!

I have some pictures to share from the event, too…

Our 30th Anniversary Theme…Love It, Live It, Share It

Ready to start!!!

General Session fun

Prize Patrol!!!

CentreStage Dinner

Celebrating our Alaska Trip Achievement

Whew!  It was a full three days, and there are so many good things to come!  Don’t forget…if you do not have a Demonstrator, and you would like to receive the upcoming catalogs, please email me at

Have a great Monday!


OnStage Gifts

Today is our last day of OnStage out here in Salt Lake City.  Wow!  The new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs are awesome, and there are some great new products coming!!

Here’s a look at some of the gifts I brought to OnStage – the packaging is totally CASEd from the catalog.  I love the Merry Little Christmas suite!

These would make great Hostess Gifts over the holiday season.  I filled them with a few turtles from a local candy store.


Santa’s Sleigh Shadow Box

I’m pretty excited to be in Salt Lake City for our OnStage Convention, which starts today.  It’s exciting for us Demonstrators to preview the upcoming catalogs, but also to get together to catch up and spend three days immersed in Stampin’ Up!

I have another home decor project to share with you today – an 8″ x 8″ shadowbox design that I have been making for my upcoming Craft Show.  It uses the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits with Real Red and Silver – a great combination for Buckeye fans, or for anyone at the holidays!  The sentiment is from “Watercolor Christmas” and the glimmer snowflakes are cut with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I added 3/4″ jingle bells to the frame.

Have a great day!

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