Monday, January 24, 2022

Sale-a-Bration 2022

It's time to Celebrate with Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest annual promotion. We have exclusive products you can get FREE when you SHOP and/or HOST a Stampin' Up! party.  For complete details on the Sale-A-Bration Promotion and to see the exclusive products you can get FREE when you Shop and/or Host, click HERE.

We also have an AMAZING JOINING OFFER. Choose $125 of product, then choose 2 more stamp sets from the Annual Catalog and/or New Mini Catalog absolutely free, and pay just $99 plus tax, and it ALL SHIPS FREE. Then start enjoying the wonderful relationships and perks  including a discount on all your future purchases.

I have a list started with oh so many new things I want to get!  So get out your pencil and paper and start your list!!

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lots of Pun

 I finally received my Paper Pumpkin for December!  It's a really cute kit called Lots of Pun.  I'm having fun coming up with alternate cards from the kit.

Here are a couple I have made.

We had a good weekend during MLK ... just not what we had planned!  Ashley came down to visit on Friday.  We took Mom out for lunch on Saturday which she loved.  We were planning on having our family Christmas on Sunday but Mother Nature had other ideas.  We woke up Sunday morning to a white yard and snowed all day on Sunday.  So, no family Christmas this year!  Ashley planned to go back home early on Monday but she couldn't get her car out of our cul-de-sac because of the snow/ice until about 5 pm.  And here it is several days later & we still have a yard full of snow and the weatherman is calling for more snow and freezing rain tonight.  We'll see!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Birthday Kit

 Hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  I spent a lot of time in my craft room trying to put things where they belong instead of all piled up on the table and floor!  We watched a lot of football - especially the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon.  It was a great game and went into overtime.  But we came out the winner which makes us in the play-offs.  I doubt we'll go very far but at least that gives us another week to watch our team and say good-bye to our quarterback.  The first time we saw Ben Roethlisberger was the weekend my son got married.  We found a bar in Tuscon where we could watch the game the day after the wedding.  That was 18 years ago which blows my mind!  

While cleaning up today I ran across a project kit from Stampin' Up that I have probably had 5 or 6 years.  So I made a few cards using things in the Birthday Kit.  Here are a few of the cards I made today.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

World of Good

January!  How time flies when you're having fun!!  Maybe I can be more diligent this month with the holidays over ... well, almost!  We are having our family Christmas next weekend.  We were all spread apart during Christmas and New Year.  My husband and I drove to Maryland to spend the holidays & her birthday for a couple of weeks.  My sister and her family spent most of the time at her son's home along with my other sister and my mom on Christmas day.  So we are all getting together next Sunday to enjoy our family time.


I was so busy during December that I didn't realize I never received the new mini catalog or the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  As a demonstrator, I should have received the catalogs in early December.  And to make things worse, I also didn't receive my December Paper Pumpkin kit!  My catalogs were supposed to arrive today and the Paper Pumpkin is scheduled to arrive on Monday.  But, who knows, they are both coming with USPS and mine tend to get held up in Butner or Greensboro a lot.  (note:  so much for thinking the catalogs were delivered today - no way!  Hopefully Monday!)

After working in my craft room this morning getting everything put away, I made a couple of masculine cards.  I going to try and use up some of my DSP ... to make room for the new stuff!  I made these cards using the World of Good DSP and stamp set.

I used some DSP on this card along with Marina Mist and Cinnamon Cider cardstock.  I'm sorry to say that this DSP, dies and stamp set are all retired.  I love the Old World Paper 3D embossing folder & was sorry it was retired.

This card is made using Early Espresso that was embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder.  I stamped the compasses on Kraft Paper using my Stamparatus to line them up.  I used the Taylor Made Tags die to die cut the tag.  The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark and embossed with Copper powder.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021


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Thursday, December 2, 2021

You need to definitely check out the CLEARANCE section of Stampin' Up!!!  The Clearance Rack has been updated with some amazing products at incredible discounts.  Be sure to check out these - while supplies last - products now!!

And that's not all!!

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS SALE.  Stampin' Up's Last Chance Sale (retiring products from the Mini Catalog) started yesterday.  If you've had your eye on some of these goodies, then now is the time to act - they might not be there tomorrow.  

Don't forget to use my HOSTESS CODE on your order - M7EUJQT4


Thursday, November 11, 2021



Have you heard???  The rumors are true!  The SEASONAL SALE iS starting soon.  If you have your heart set on a handful of supplies, there's no better time to buy!  Between November 16 and 18, you can stock up and save 10%  on cardstock, 15% on ink pads and 20% on dies!!  Flip through the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to find your favorites and prepare for another year of top-tier projects! 

Check out details HERE.

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  • The sale will run for three days ONLY.
  • The discount includes cardstock, ink pads and dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog only.... NOT the current Mini catalog.
  • The sale is available through both online store purchases and demonstrator orders. 
  • You can order on-line or call, text, email me to put your order in,  Please use my HOSTESS CODE 4KYTPB4Z when placing your order.   

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Alternates from October Paper Pumpkin 2021

 Here are a few more alternative Paper Pumpkin cards from the October kit.

For this card, I used the negative after punching out the trees.  I used the Blending Brushes (Mint Macaron & Shaded Spruce) to color the trees.  I used washi tape to hold the piece down while I was brushing the ink on.

The envelopes in this kit are beautiful as well.  I cut a strip of silver trees from the envelope.  The green trees in the back were colored using the Blending Brushes like the trees in the first card above.  I layered the sentiment on a circle of Shaded Spruce and a scalloped circle of silver.

This card was made using the kit (trees in the background) and the bird houses from Garden Birdhouse stamp set.  I love how the Cherry Cobbler houses stand out with the dark tree background.  

Friday, November 5, 2021

Pretty fall trees!

 And just like that .... it's November!  Where does the time go!  The trees changing colors this year is outstanding.  I took a few pictures out of my window yesterday as I was driving home.  Pictures don't do the leaves and trees justice though.

I had company this week.  My Texas friend, Margaret & her husband, Graham were here for a few days.  Graham & Sonny joined the Golden Boys shooting group in Georgetown, SC and Margaret and I spent three days in my craft room working on various projects.  Margaret and I also went to the LKN Brewery for trivia night on Tuesday.  There were 12 people in our group but the questions were really hard so we were not winners.  It was a fun time anyway!

I worked on alternate cards from the past two months.  These are a few from the Harvest Haunts September kit.

And these are from the gorgeous Peaceful Christmas October kit.

This was simple masking.  I used daubers to sponge the negative piece from Noel.

I did some tearing on this card using one of the cards in the kit (cut in half), the green envelope, and red tissue paper.  All items were in the kit except for the white card base that I adhered the torn pieces to.

The silver Christmas trees are cut from the envelope.  I used the Tailor Made Tags to make the silver tag and stamped the trees in the background with Shaded Spruce.

More masking using the negative part of a circle.  I made the bows and string by hand using a Sharpie marker.

Monday, October 25, 2021

It's fall!

 I hope you like the fall blog header!  Someone was getting tired of the other one!

I have been out of town for a week but now we are back at home until Christmas - at least that's the plan!  My sister and I went to Winston Salem a few weeks ago for the NC Demos Quarterly.  It was the best one I have been to!  We did so many wonderful projects and were busy working on them all day.  I participated in the Friday Shoebox and also the Saturday night Shoebox.  Plus, I was in several swaps - Christmas, Sketch, 3D, and Fun Fold so I now have plenty of cards!!  

Last week Sonny and I drove to Pittsburgh Friday and met Ashley on Saturday.  We were going to the Steelers game which was Sunday night.  But at the last minute we got tickets and went to see the hockey team (Penguins) Saturday night.  We had good luck on both games - they won!  Our Steeler tickets were the best!!  We were on the second row from the field and on the 10 yard line.  Unfortunately, all the action was done at the other end of the field but thank goodness for the jumbo-tron!  Monday we drove to Ashley's house and stayed with her until Thursday.  It was a good visit as usual.

A couple of weeks before we went on our trip, my husband was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).   It is a chronic form of leukemia (long term and slowly developing).   Leukemia is a type of cancer of cells in the blood and bone marrow.  People who have it have an increase in the number of immature white blood cells in their blood, bone marrow, and spleen.  He did not have any symptoms when he was diagnosed with CML.  It was discovered when blood tests were done on his recent check ups with his doctor who then referred him to an oncologist.  He is able to control CML with daily medication so he won't be having to go through chemo treatments or radiation.   So far, so good - he is tolerating the meds with no side effects.

Ashley worked at home one of the days that we were there with a little help from her cat!

These were the signs they were giving out - my birthday was 10/22!

We took a boat shuttle across the river to the Steeler stadium.  This was a great picture out of the window of one of the many bridges in Pittsburgh!