Everything is Rosy Product Medley

The gorgeous Everything is Rosy Product Medley is available to order as of today! This medley is packed with amazing products and the rose gold foil papers and accents put this over the top! Here is what is included in the medley.

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set – 18 stamps; suggested blocks a,b,c
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2 7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack – 48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments – 60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon – 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon – 10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

This exclusive product medley is available through May 31 or while supplies last. CLICK HERE to order through my online store.

Here are some beautiful samples created for you by Stampin’ Up! artists.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me and receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of clear rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearance Rack Refresh and More!

Hello on this lovely sun-filled day! I’ve been absent for a few weeks and am finally getting back to posting again. I run a consulting business and have had to turn all of my attention to it in the last few months as things picked up. Two weeks ago I attended the Association of Independent Information Professionals annual conference in Philadelphia and had a wonderful time, learning many new things I can apply to my business and catching up with colleagues I don’t get to see very often. I was also honored to have been asked to be a presenter, speaking on “Successful Projects: Secret Sauce to Keeping a Client Happy.” While I had the presentation worked out in my head for quite some time, needless to say, I spent a great deal of time actually sitting down to write it and find appropriate photographs to include in my Power Point slides, which has resulted in my doing very little cardmaking recently! In addition to this blog post I will be writing one more post today in order to catch up with several current Stampin’ Up! promotions.

It was announced today that the Clearance Rack has been refreshed with lots of new merchandise including dies, punches, designer series papers and more! Many holiday die sets have been included. Items in the clearance rack usually go fast so be sure to check it out soon! Click here to shop.

Stampin’ Up! has introduced this limited-time only product medley which will be available from May 1-31st. Product medleys are a new concept and are not kits. They include a full suite of coordinating products that have been created to give stampers endless project possibilities. Here are the details of what is included.

Place an online order between $50-$149 with me to receive a free gift. This month’s gift is a package of Pearlized Doilies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Last Five Days for 2019 Sale-A-Bration

Where does the time go? I had to put Stampin’ Up! on the back burner over the last two weeks as I tended to my primary business, which is a business information consultancy, and to prepare for several tax returns. Now, as I’m coming up for air, Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on March 31st. Stampin’ Up! had some amazing SAB products this year, as evidenced by how quickly some of them sold out. However, there are still five days left to earn these wonderful free gifts with every $50 or $100 you spend.

Hello Cupcake
So Hoppy Together
Lasting Lily
By the Bay
Home to Roost
Lovely Lattice
Part of My Story
Tea Time Framelits Dies
All Adorned
Country Floral Embossing Folder
Painted Seasons Stamp Set

In addition to the above SAB products, you can also choose from the following items from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog as well as the beautiful Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper.

The following Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products are still available for purchase but will no longer be available after March 31st.

Story Label Punch
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
More than Words

March is your last chance to take advantage of this fantastic starter kit offer from Stampin’ Up!  If you are already a happy shopper, why not get a 20% discount on all of your purchases!  You will also get to see new annual and seasonal catalogs in advance, place pre-orders, attend On-Stage events and enjoy many other perks.  You do not have to be a business builder – you can simply be your best customer!  Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in learning more about how to become a Discount Shopper!  The exclusive Craft & Carry Tote will no longer be available when this promotion ends.

If you have questions about any of these products or if I can help you to place an order please don’t hesitate to contact me. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!


Painted Seasons

Hello! Today I’m featuring a set of four cards I made using the Painted Seasons stamp set and Designer Series Paper that are part of the Sale-A-Bration Second Release offerings. In addition I used the Four Seasons Framelits Dies that are one of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. I designed these cards to showcase the gorgeous designer papers, which really speak for themselves! This stamp set doesn’t include any greetings so I went through all of my current stamp sets and pulled a variety that I thought would work well.

These are the basic measurements for all of the cards. Other measurements and supplies are listed under each card.

  • Card base – Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • Card mats – various colors – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Ribbon – various colors – 16″-18″ – give yourself enough slack to be able to tie a pretty bow. Tie bows onto the matted piece before attaching sentiments, etc.
  • Mat – Lemon Lime Twist card stock
  • “Life is a Beautiful Thing” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set – stamp with Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock
  • Die cut stamped image and die cut piece of Pool Party card stock using Layering Squares framelits. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp succulent image with Lemon Lime Twist ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach to edge of sentiment piece.
  • Ribbon – Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped Ribbon (Retired)

  • Mat – Mango Melody card stock
  • “So Glad We Are Friends” sentiment from Incredible Like You stamp set – stamp onto Whisper White card stock with Mango Melody ink and stamp small leaf from Painted Seasons stamp set with Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  • Die cut sentiment using Layered Circles Framelits and die cut piece of Mango Melody card stock using coordinating circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits and attach to sentiment.
  • Ribbon – Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon

  • Mat – Poppy Parade card stock
  • Stamp floral image on piece of Whisper White card stock using Petal Pink ink. Using Early Espresso ink stamp “Thank you for Being So Sweet” sentiment from Treat Time stamp set on top of the flower. Die cut using the circle die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits Dies. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ribbon – Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack – Petal Pink

  • Mat – Call Me Clover card stock
  • Stamp “Hello” greeting from the Accented Blooms stamp set using Early Espresso Ink. Punch out greeting with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Stamp two ferns with Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White card stock and die cut with coordinating Four Seasons framelit. Attach leaves using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and attach greeting on top of the leaves.
  • Ribbon – 1/4″ Copper Trim

I had a great time making these cards! The stamps and designer papers are so versatile and lend themselves to many different possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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New Sale-A-Bration Items!

Stampin’ Up! has just added a number of new Level 1 Sale-A-Bration items from the annual catalog for you to choose from with your order of $50 or more. If you love our Designer Series Paper and you love flowers, the beautiful Petal Promenade paper is one of these items. In addition, the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper, which was part of a SAB bundle last month is now available separately.

Sale-A-Bration Coordination products which were announced last month are now available for purchase throughout the month of March. These products are designed to coordinate with current Sale-A-Bration products and are available while supplies last.

Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies
Four Seasons Framelits Dies
Hop Around Framelits Dies
Lily Framelits Dies
Story Label Punch
More Than Words
Photopolymer Stamp Set

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Sale-A-Bration items or need assistance placing an order. Click here to shop my online store. Thanks for stopping by today!

It’s a Wonderful Time to Join Stampin’ Up!

This is an exciting time as the 2019 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs go live on January 3rd!  There are some awesome new bundles, stamp sets, dies, papers and accessories in the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration offerings keep getting better and better every year.  This year there are a several items that specifically coordinate with products in the Occasions catalog and they can be yours for free, most with a $50 purchase.

The Sale-A-Bration sales period, which runs through March 31st, is a wonderful time to join Stampin’ Up!  There are two options this year.  First option is $99 and you get $175 worth of products.  Second options is $129, you get $175 worth of products and the exclusive  Craft & Carry Tote (a $50 value) that is only available as an incentive when you join.  Normally you would get $125 worth of products in the starter kit, however during this period you get to choose an additional $50 worth of products!

Check out this video for further details about the tote.

What are the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

  • Who doesn’t love a discount?  If you are already a happy shopper, by joining you will receive a 20% discount (rising to 25% when you reach a certain level)  on every order you place. You have until June 30th to meet your first quarterly sales minimum of $300.
  • You get to create your own starter kit, including bundles.  When you join during Sale-A-Bration, between January 3rd-March 31st, you can select from two great options.
  • You get to view new catalogs and place pre-orders one month before new catalogs go live so if you join during this period, you will be able to place pre-orders for the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. You also get to pre-order other promotional products that are introduced during the course of the year.
  • Receive many resources from Stampin’ Up! including access to the demonstrator website, weekly online updates, quarterly Stampin’ Success magazine
  • Become part of my team and receive additional training and perks directly from me.
  • You do not have to make this a business!  You can continue to be a happy shopper and be in it only to receive the discount!  If you do not reach your $300 sales minimum by June 30th you will be given a one month grace period and will then be dropped without any penalties.  There is no obligation to make any further purchases beyond the kit.

To join my team click here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Year-End Promotions

Hello and happy holidays to you!  I’m finally back after being MIA for the last few weeks.  This month turned out to be crazy for me so I had to put Stampin’ Up! on the back burner.  I took a week-long trip to Appleton, Wisconsin to help my brother out after knee replacement surgery.  This also involved taking care of his two large dogs, Ramsey, a 10-year old German Shepherd and Triton, a 2-year old Belgian Malinois, both of whom are taller than I am when they stand – what a handful!!   This was my second trip there this year, as I was there for his first knee surgery back in March.  His recovery is going very well so I’m happy for him.  For those of you that might not know, I have been a business reference librarian for over 35 years and have had my own consulting business since 2012.  Right before I left for Wisconsin I got a research project from a client and the deadline was the day after Christmas.  When you are in business for yourself, you take the work when it comes your way, so when I got home, I dropped everything and glued myself to my computer until I sent the completed project off to my happy client!  This meant dropping everything else, including making my own holiday cards, which I finally got in the mail yesterday, just in time to wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Sometimes a girl just has to do what she has to do!!

My brother Mark (with Buck, his first Shepherd, who is no longer with us)

Triton, left and Ramsey, right


Now on to these Stampin’ Up! end of year specials and promotions.

It’s almost time to say goodbye to the 2018 Holiday Catalog as we get ready for the Occasions Catalog sales period beginning on January 3.  You can still order items  from the Holiday Catalog, while supplies last, until January 2nd.  Click here for a list of retiring products, some of which have discounted prices.  Click here for a list of products. On the list are the First Frost and Winter Woods bundles.  These products will be carried over, however, they will no longer be sold as bundles, meaning that the stamp set and coordinating framelits dies must now be purchased separately.  Other items carrying over are the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim, and the Wishing You Well Stamp Set.  A number of items have already sold out and are now discontinued.  Click on this link to view a list of Discontinued Items Holiday Catalog 2018.

Stampin’ Up! has just refreshed the Clearance Rack and there are some deeply discounted items, including dies, punches, ribbons, ink, designer series papers and embellishments, while supplies last!  You can shop the Clearance Rack on my online store by clicking here.  Here are some of my favorite items.

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Dies

Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies

Lots To Love Box Framelits Dies

Picture Perfect Party 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Picture Perfect Party 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper

Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper

Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit

Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit

Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon

Bermuda Bay 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon

Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon
I’m sitting on a large pile of brand new products from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs that I received at OnStage and through pre-order that I’ve been itching to play with.  With all of this past month’s craziness out of the way now, I can now begin posting projects featuring some of them in the days and months to come – better late than never!
 Thanks for stopping by today and Happy TGIF!