My Stampin’ Up! Work in Progress

Do you ever have to leave a work in progress?  Sometimes that's a good thing because you come back refreshed and able to see with a clear view.  Sometimes not so much because you might be like me and come back to stamps, ink and paper all over the table.  What does your craft area look like when you're creating?  When I have a work in progress my table can be quite a mess.    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday I spend working in my home office.  Lots of non-stamping activities take place like emails, ordering and website work, but several hours a week are also spent creating samples for you here, email tutorials, team meetings and newsletters and cards to send to friends, family and customers.   Whew!  When you type it all out no wonder I climb in bed ready for a good night's sleep:)

Today is a creative day

2017-07-27T05:24:09+00:00 July 12th, 2017|THANK YOU|2 Comments

Memories and More with Stampin’ Up!

The new Memories and More product line from Stampin' Up! makes scrapbooking quick, easy and fun!  Are you like me and there are a LOT of photos on your phone, on your computer and even stored in boxes from the “old days” before digital?  I have decided that 2017 is going to be the year I start catching up.  I'm not going to boldly profess that I will be “all caught up”, but I'm committed to scrapbooking the last three years in this new format.  If you'd like to join my journey leave a comment and let me know.

Need to see more about Memories and More before you jump in with me?  Here is a quick video from Stampin' Up! showing you how to use the cards, books and page protectors:

My first venture into this way of scrapbooking with be with Taryn's graduation.

2017-07-11T11:45:03+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Memories and More, Scrapbooking|0 Comments

Marbled Background Guy Birthday Card

Using the Marbled Background makes guy cards in a snap!  This new addition to the Annual Catalog caught my eye the first time I paged through the catalog.  Whether you use it with one color or many it makes a unique background every time.

marbled background happy birthday

I will add that another essential to using this Marbled Background is our Stampin' Scrub.  You'll want a fresh stamp when you change colors to get a background like you see here.  For this background I wanted both colors (Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist) to pop!  First I stamped with the Lemon Lime Twist then cleaned off the stamp.

Next I stamped with the Dapper Denim – but here's the trick!  When I stamped with the Lemon Lime Twist I placed the card front near the upper left corner of the stamp.  The

2017-07-10T08:09:05+00:00 July 10th, 2017|BIRTHDAY, Cards, GUY|0 Comments

Ribbon of Courage from Success Ink Team Meeting

We had a great time at our Success Ink Team meeting a week ago.  One of the projects shared was a pretty card using new colors, new accessories and the all-new Ribbon of Courage stamp set and framelits.  We chatted about the new colors, what we liked best from the new catalog and tossed around some customer service ideas.  Of course, there were Prize Patrols and swaps too!  All of this happened on our team Facebook page.  That meant everyone could participate wherever they were.  We had one team member start on her phone as she was finishing errands and then continue at home when she was settled.  For those who missed the meeting completely, it’s still available on our team page – even the video of the LIVE portion of the meeting.



During the LIVE portion of the meeting I demonstrated

2017-06-30T17:58:37+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Cards|0 Comments

Stampin’ Up’s Best Bundle

Stampin' Up's best bundle just got better!  For this month only Stampin' Up! is offering the best Starter Kit discount I have seen in my 17 years as a demonstrator.  You don't want to miss this!  Are you saying “Holy Cow where do I get that?” or “There's got to be a catch.”

Nope! I'm here to tell you there's no catch. Well, unless you count the fact that for the month of July you get $72 more in products. That's a grand total of $197 in products for just $99 and FREE SHIPPING!  Let's break it down:

$125 of YOUR CHOICE of product – ANY product
$   20 for the No-one-else-but-demos-get-to-see-it-til-August Carols of Christmas Stamp set
$   52 for the six piece Essentials Kit containing Grid Paper, Paper Snips, two D size Clear Blocks, SNAIL adhesive and a bone folder
$   12.50 for shipping

2017-07-07T10:09:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Specials & Promotions|0 Comments

How to Organize Your Days and Memories

Have you noticed that loving to organize your days and memories and paper crafting go hand in hand?  In my 20+ years paper crafting I can probably count on one hand the number of people who love to paper craft and don't love to organize.  Now I'm not saying that crafty people are super organized – myself included.  What I have found is that you have a sincere love of finding ways to organize your days and memories.  I bet if you are on pinterest you even have boards dedicated to organizing.

Organize Your Days and Memories

Stampin' Up! took a long time to come out with a new planner.  They've had a handful over the years and most of the time they were just for demonstrators.  Not anymore!  With

2017-06-27T21:46:58+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Organization|0 Comments

July Trumbull Local Class in 15 Days

July Trumbull Local Class will be a great way to enjoy paper crafting and make new friends.  Registration for July classes closes out in just 7 days!   This is so I can have all your projects ready to go when you arrive!  Remember all supplies are provided – you just come over and have some crafty fun time!  Here is a picture of the three cards and project we will be making this month.  We are mostly working with the Lemon Zest Bundle – these stamps and punch just scream “Use me in the summer!”


Would you mind doing me a favor?  I’m just not sure where everyone who reads these lives.  Can you leave a comment with where you are?  I would like to stamp with everyone, but geography sometimes prevents that.  If you’re interested in getting my

2017-06-27T06:59:36+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Local Classes|46 Comments

Would you like to try Paper Pumpkin for FREE?

Have you ever wanted to try Paper Pumpkin? What if you could sample a kit on me? I have a limited number of unused kits that I would like to share with you. This gives you a chance to kick the tires before you subscribe. All you have to do is pay $4 for First Class USPS postage. The kit will arrive at your home within 10 business days packed in a bubble envelope. What’s the catch? Well when you pay me for postage you need to provide your phone number and you can bet that I will follow-up about a week after you get the kit to see how you like it!


This is the June kit that just shipped. This one is a real winner! It

2017-06-26T07:50:53+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Paper Pumpkin|0 Comments
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