Hello! Hello! How are my friends out there? Are you guys staying cool inside, creating pretty things? Are you "once and for all getting organized?" I am working on lots of organization and some scrapbooking. I want to have enough room to have space to ...


Happy Summer! and more...

Happy Summer!

Hello!  Hello!

How are my friends out there?  Are you guys staying cool inside, creating pretty things?  Are you "once and for all getting organized?"  I am working on lots of organization and some scrapbooking.  I want to have enough room to have space to work without moving something to somewhere else!  - so taking a bit of a summer break. from Stampin Up projects for a bit.  But, there are some exciting things happening at Stampin' Up however, that I would be remiss if I did not let you know! 

- It is Shoppers Appreciation Bonus Month, HOSTESS CODE IS  4GEAP37F.

    - there is a Christmas Pre-Order in August, (you can use your bonus bucks!)

        -  Mailing of the Holiday Catalog in August (you know -the Fall, Halloween, Christmas edition) -

        (do you want a Catalog from me?  Email me and let me know if you would like me to send you         a catalog and I will be making a list and checking it twice!)  CLICK HERE TO CONTACT ME!



Coming in August - A Christmas pre-order - I can't share the video with you yet - but there are pretty things available in that collection! 



In cleaning up and organizing, I am letting go these cases that have a vintage feel to me - Anyone want to make a steampunk purse????  Tonia - you know you do! 


Email me which alpha you want and when you can pick it up/or shipping is on you!.  Stampsets will be next - so stay tuned (I am attacking a pile in a logical and systematic way - HA!!!) 

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Hard to see the ruler - but it is 12" - so about 6 X 8 or so.  Let me know if you are interested.

My first LOVE is scrapbooking - (No PMS meeting this month - too busy trying to survive work and Summer!) 

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I just love the Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' Up!  This is the layout I designed using the tag we made at the Catalog Launch -




Then there are these cuties from the new Catalogue!  I Just LOVE the whole thing.  Looking at these guys make me happy!



These were so much fun!  I took one sheet of the designer paper and cut all the animals out of it.  I think I counted 4 of each of the big ones plus the turtles.  The paper is so bright and upbeat!  This is the Birthday Memories Suite.  There are thinlets to cut some of the animals out - there is the most precious poodle and chef in the pack as well!  The stripe paper goes a long way!  I used Pacific Point Cardstock as the base and Daffodil Delight as a mat to the card.  Lots of Labels framelit to mount the art work (cut from paper!) and stamped Sentiments.  Do you see the new Decorative Border Punch embellishments fit exactly in the Lots of Label framelit tab!  as well as a nice border for the stripes!


August PMS will be Thursday, Aug. 17th. 6:30 PM till 8:30 (or so).  The preview layout items I will be using are pictured below.  If you want to participate in the layout - you will need to reserve your paper pack to play no later than August 7th - otherwise bring your own scrap project and let's have some girl FUN Time! RSVP HERE!



Planning a Block class too - How many are interested in SAINTS blocks?  I am thinking that should be Thursday, Nite Aug. 24th at 6:30 PM  RSVP HERE!

Let me know if I can help in ANY way!  Hope you are having a blessed Summer and A LOT OF FUN!

Embossed Hugs!



















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It's Sad to see you GO! Retiring Items list - Goodbye

 It is that time of year again - Stampin' Up Retirement


Do you ever make a wish list of the things you want?  Are there items that you just haven't gotten to left on that list?  Now is the time to make sure there is nothing left on that list!  Make sure you don't miss out on a treasure. 

Here is the link to  Download 2017Retiring_List_US in an Excel format - and I sorted it by Catalog - AC means the Big Catalog and OC means the Occasions Catalog.  I sorted it by page number so you can go in order through the book.  BUT .... there is a better way to see it too!  If you click on the SHOP NOW! then the Retired section is on there and you can see the pictures of the items sorted by Stamps, Bundles, and Other Goodies.  If the download button doesn't work - email me and I will send it direct to you (I am having a bit of trouble with the blog doin' it right!).

THESE ITEMS ARE FIRST COME - THEN GONE!  Some are at a reduced price.  Let me know if you need some help with this.  When it's gone, it's gone - but I saw the new catalog too!  You are gonna LOVE LOVE LOVE it!   Another sneak peek is that Stampin' Up will let the customers pre-order from one suite of the new catalog in May - details to follow!!!  It's gonna be exciting - you will see three of the new YUMMY colors!  Just sayin' Stay Tuned!

I am planning the card class for April 22nd - 1 PM my house.  This class will feature the Best Birds bundle. RSVP HERE! 

Running a little late with blogging and such due to Going on a trip to OZ!  Several friends and I went for a scrap weekend in Sulphur, LA.  The theme was Scrappin' in Oz and WHAT A GOOD TIME we had!  I just love playing with paper and ink with my girlfriends.  It's like a 3 day slumber party on steroids.  {sigh!}

 Picture removed due to size causing download slowness.    

On another note - Are you guys ready for Easter?  Have you been playing in the dirt and planting your pretty flower seeds?  Spring has Sprung!  Things are looking up over here.  Let me know what you are doin'!  I love to hear from ya!

Embossed Hugs! 

May the Grace and Blessing of Our Lord be upon you this Easter!

Embossed Hugs! 




This is it!

The last day of the Big Sale-A-Bration!  I was challenged early in the event (or rather I challenged someone else! HA!) We have been in the lead all along!  She has pulled ahead during the last week working very hard!  God Bless her cuz I have definitely been busy helping my husband get back on his feet!  But we LOVE our Stampin' Up stuff!  Is there ANYTHING out there that you still want?  If So, I thought I would give you several reasons to place your order TODAY!  Right Now!


1.  Free item from Sale-A-Bration List.  (you can find the list here!)  Original List Download SAB_2017_US

    Second Release Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

    This Last week Release Download Flyer_SAB3rd_demo_Mar2117_US

2.  Add a Fleur - de -lis to your collection!  Some of you are very close to a FREE FROM ME Stamp Set!   (Sally, Lynn, Judy - you guys know!  Reyne - just needs 1 more!(

3.  Chance at being the Mystery Hostess if orders reach order status! 

4.  I'll pay your shipping!  I will reimburse you directly with my own personal check! 

5.  If our team wins, I'll host an all day free crop just for us! 

Is the pot, sweet enough?  Are there items out there that are still calling your name? 


HERE's the Hostess Code!  4MK9Y4JQ 

Need an idea - NOW IS THE TIME TO JUMP ON THE PAPER PUMPKIN EXPRESS - a monthly craft party in your mailbox.

CEO - Sara Douglass has designed the April Month's craft and it's gonna be a good one - Add Paper Pumpkin to your order -

Click here to learn more PAPER PUMPKIN!  This kit comes to my door with EVERYTHING included (ink, adhesive!)  I just open my kit and craft during my favorite TV show - Lately I just the kit just as it is because they are adorable! 


Last Month's Paper Pumpkin Kit - No Easter basket this year!  I'm filling the bunny! 
You can join on a month to month subscription ($20) or order a pre-paid subscription! 

Purchase a Pre-Paid 3 month subscription to try it out on sale now for $55  and GET SARA's Kit!  6 months for $114 - 12 months for $215 and you get a surprise in the mail every month.  You can put it on hold when you want or stop it if you don't find it valuable for you!  It's gonna be great!

Let me know if I can be of ANY HELP!  Thanks for helping me! 

Have an inked up day!





Lift ME UP! Double Z fold Card Class!

Hello out there!

I just love this time of year!  Do you?  As I type the birds are singing and things are starting to bud out in the yard.  So pretty!  Things are looking up over here too!  I hope they are for you!  I am ready to have some fun with my buddies!  Are you ready?   Also, Don't Forget Sale-A-Bration ends on MArch 31st!  Get your freebies before you lose the opportunity!  There are two new freebies available that are not in the catalog - scroll to the end to see!  The Medallion maker is a MUST HAVE!    


I found this wonderful designer Bronwyn Eastly on Pintrest and fell in love with her idea of the Lift Me Up use and then I had to "tweak" it a bit.  You can find her at www.addinktivedesigns.com.  Here is my take on her card

  Lift Me Up Card-2web
This is the card closed.

Lift Me Up Card-4web 

And Then it opens into a diorama of sorts.  A lot of fun to make! 


Who's in?  Class is Saturday, March 18th at 1 PM.  Cost is $10.

We will make two cards - using the Lift Me Up bundle. 


If you are thinking that card is too hard - take a second look - it is fairly easy to construct! 

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And now for the reveal of the new FREEBIES Available during Sale-A-Bration!  Click on the link to see the new items to drool over.

Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

REMEMBER CINDERELLA!   All good things must come to an end—including Sale-A-Bration! And since we are now in the final weeks of this exciting promotion, we just want to remind everyone that these products are available only while supplies last.

Hope you have a scrappy day in the best way possible!




Love Is in the Air Party Hostess Code 2W3KK64R


Love Is In the Air -

Can you feel it?  I do!  I have built myself a great network of friends that I so appreciate spending time with.  In honor of The Month of Love, I want to bestow some love back to y'all.  Who wants to be the MYSTERY HOSTESS?  What do ya think?  Who wants to earn lots of new product from the Occasions Catalog?  Or the Annual catalog for that matter?  Mix - N - Match!     Pssst - I know I am very, very late on this!

The Hostess code is 2W3KK64R and Eileen is the sole entry at the moment.  So this month is TRIPLE DIP! 

One - $50 Order (before taxes and shipping) receives a Free Sale-A-Bration item;  Must order on line and put in hostess code 2W3KK64R at checkout to link to the Love is in the Air Party with code 2W3KK64R.  

Two - Earn a Fleur-De-Lis from me towards your frequent shopping bonus;

Triple - Earn an entry to be the Hostess earning the Mostest!


I have been playing in the studio - quiet time with my mind busy so I don't think TOO MUCH!  Mike is right beside me.  We feel so blessed.  Thank you to everyone who is so very supportive. 

I want to brag on one of my downlines - Amy Kinler over at Stampin'WithAHeart.com    Amy sent a beautiful card to Mike - I love the peaceful look and the vibrant colors she chose.  (Card designed by Amy Kinler with Images Copywritten by Stampin' Up! - My professional photographer is on sabbatical! 



Thanks Amy!  Great Job on a Masculine Card. 


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February Class is cancelled - See you in March 18th, for the Double Z Fold Class using  Lift Me Up hot air balloon bundle.  Photo to come soon!
Hope you are having some ink time! 
Embossed Hugs!






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