Thursday, May 3, 2018

Share What You Love BUNDLE - Early Release!

Did you see? Did you see?

Stampin'Up! is outta control! (Not really, I'm SO HAPPY about this!)

You see, every year in the month preceding a new catalog, Stampin'Up! allows us demonstrators to preorder certain items out of the upcoming catalog.

This year, Stampin'Up! is ROCKIN' THE BOAT!

In APRIL, demonstrators were able to preorder select items that would be coming in the new catalog.

AND in MAY, Stampin'Up! is offering several BUNDLES - new items that will be in the new catalog in June. They have BUNDLED them and even offered a FEW FREE items (depending on the bundle).

Ready? These are FABULOUS!
Just Getting Started BUNDLE

A Little More, Please BUNDLE

Gotta Have It All BUNDLE

2018-2020 InColor Classic Stampin' Pad Assortment

And, if you want to read more, here is what I sent to my email list the other day.

Want to join my email list? Click here and join the email list!

Stampin' Up! has also announced that they will now be accepting American Express cards - WIN - WIN - SCORE!

And finally, there is a NEW HOST CODE - Use Host Code XXZBY6V3 when you place your online order and you will receive a FREE GIFT from me!


Monday, April 30, 2018

Facebook Live and New Host Code!

Did you see the Facebook Live last night?

Don't you just LOVE the April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit? It's called "You Are My Anchor" and it is FABULOUS!

Did you know? FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS, you can get your first two months at 50% off! JOIN NOW and use code SAVEFIFTY0418 before May 10, 2018. This is SUCH a GREAT DEAL!

Here are a few photos of the April You Are My Anchor Kit. To view the video, you will want to click HERE. I also explain how to make the cards.
Alternate Cards
Just add your own cardstock to make full size cards.
Alternate card additional items listed below.

This fun Paper Pumpkin Box brings a smile to me EVERY MONTH!

I added 7 sheets of Island Indigo Cardstock, 7 sheets of Calypso Coral Cardstock, and 6.5 sheets of Pool Party Cardstock. And I used PLENTY of scraps! Don't forget that Island Indigo is retiring, so that color is only available while supplies last (ink pad, refill, Regals Markers, Cardstock, Regals Cardstock). Get that before it is gone!

And finally, we have a new Host Code. When placing your online orders, make sure you use Host Code XXZBY6V3 and you'll receive a special gift from me in the mail when I send your Thank You Note!

Other items used (click item to order):

Metallic Enamel Shapes - RETIRING SOON!
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Island Indigo Cardstock - RETIRING SOON!
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad - RETIRING SOON!
Pool Party Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive
SNAIL Refill
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
0.75" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen
Glass Jar
Lifesaver Candies


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LOTS of Updates!

Crafters -

Sunday evening, my Facebook Live Video showed me going through the catalog, page by page, and showing which items are retiring. I also showed a few samples of some of my favorites that are retiring as well. This is the LAST CHANCE LIST and when those items are gone... they are gone! You can see that video HERE:
**NOTE: If you are reading this via email, you may need to cut-and-paste the link to view the video.**

AND I just sent out an email to my customers. LOTS of information and updates are on it. To make it easy, I'm including the link here:

Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Last Chance / Retiring List!

Crafters -

The Last Chance / Retiring List is here and you may have few questions about it.

Last Chance / Retiring List

Want to make the List REALLY easy? Grab YOUR catalog, along with your Spring Occasions Catalog, and join me on Sunday, April 15th, 2018, at 7pm Eastern on my Facebook page (HERE). I'll be going through my catalogs and talking about a few of my favorite stamps, colors, and papers.

You can mark YOUR catalog as I'm strolling down Amnesia Lane with my catalog! We will be going page-by-page. Sometimes the list can be a little daunting, and this will make it quite a bit easier!

* Make sure you have a hi-lighter or colored pen/marker, so you can mark YOUR catalog as I'm going through mine. I have my handy-dandy RED pen so I can see the retired items easily!


Friday, April 6, 2018

OnStage Atlanta SWAP Cards!

Crafters -

I am safe and sound (and warm and dry!) here in Atlanta, ready for OnStage tomorrow.

BUT today, I am able to attend a stamping day with other demonstrators at a private event.

AND - there is a SWAP!

Want to see what I made? When doing 60 swaps (needed 51 for the organized swap and I wanted a few extras), you ALWAYS want to do ASSEMBLY LINE!

Remember - SPA - Stamp - Punch - Assemble! This is not mine. I heard it from Shellie Gardner at a Convention YEARS ago!

First, STAMP - stamping is ALWAYS first step when actually making the card.
And my new Stamparatus makes it SO much easier!

Second, PUNCH - nowadays, punching means everything in between the actual stamping and the assembly. So punching, diecutting, ribbons, embellishments, all of those.
I so miss our stapler.
This little mini stapler and mini staples just aren't as crafting friendly.
I knotted 60 of those Crushed Curry Chevron ribbons!
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper for the hearts
and Silver Mini Sequins too!

And finally, ASSEMBLE - the assembly is always the last step. I did my coloring using my Aqua Painters before I assembled on the card. AND I let them dry overnight too. Colors used are Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry (my favorite - NOT!), Night of Navy, and Elegant Eggplant. While not actually ROYGBIV (Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet), it's close, right?  :)
The final project!

Hope the crafters enjoy this swap card today. I'll be showing this card, and maybe a few others on my weekly Facebook Live on Sunday, April 8th at 7pm. Hope you can tune in!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

This Too Shall Pass...

Crafters -

Sometimes it takes some BIG stuff to happen to really make us appreciate what we have!

I live in central Ohio, just southwest of Columbus, Ohio, about the center of the state of Ohio. It's a suburb of Columbus called Grove City, Ohio. Nice town and I've lived in central Ohio about 25 years. While I am a transplant, I like to call it home.


Tuesday evening, we had a bit of a storm. QUITE a bit of a storm. Like a tornado touched down in Grove City. The Columbus Dispatch (our local newspaper) advised that it was an EF1 tornado. This intersection is 0.2 miles east of where I live.
Our Neighborhood

So, we have been without power since Tuesday evening. I know you will forgive me not blogging, posting, etc.

Thankfully, we are all ok; our neighbors and friends are all ok. And, as of right now, the only "bad" thing that has happened to us is we don't have power. All in all, I think we got off light!

I am now in Atlanta with my downline/Mom, getting ready for OnStage while hubs and boy are holding down the fort back home. Make sure you check back as I'll be posting for the next several days but with CRAFTING items!

FYI - our phone is also out. So, if you have been trying to call me, please send me an email. While I'm not a TRUE nerd, I'm getting better at checking my email frequently these past few days.

And please keep Grove City in your prayers. As of right now, AEP has been working so hard getting power restored. There were about 8,000 residents without power on Tuesday evening. As of the latest update from AEP, there are only about 70. And yes, we are that special. We are part of those 70...

Look forward to "chatting" with you soon!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Just TWO Days!

Crafters -

Can you believe that it is already March 30th? You know what THAT means!
Sale-A-Bration ENDS March 31, 2018

Sale-A-Bration ends TOMORROW (March 31, 2018)! That's just two days - today and tomorrow! Then it's gone for a whole year...

SO - Place your orders now! There's a NEW Host Code - DNGXFZR7 - and you will want to use that code on March 30th and 31st so you can receive...

  • Place a $35 online order (before shipping and taxes) and I'll send you 5 FREE cards from my stash!
  • Place a $50 online order (before shipping and taxes), you'll receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item from Stampin'Up!, and I'll send you 10 FREE cards from my stash!
  • Place a workshop order - that's $150 (before shipping and taxes), you'll receive HOST REWARDS from Stampin'UP!, FREE Sale-A-Bration items when you qualify, AND I'll send you 20 FREE cards from my stash! You KNOW I've had a LOT of classes lately, so I've got a LOT of cards to send!
This is your last chance to get those Sale-A-Bration items. When they are gone, they are gone!

AND - don't forget! My Sale-A-Bration Celebration is in April. You may be close to earning it! I've already sent emails to those who HAVE earned this special EXCLUSIVE day of crafting fun! You just need 1) Host a Workshop - you must earn Host Rewards, or 2) place three (3) separate Sale-A-Bration orders - basically, you earn three (3) Sale-A-Bration Items. That's all you need! Then you (and you are invited to bring one guest with you for a small fee!) to craft with me! This is a FUN time you will NOT want to miss!

So what are you waiting for? GO! Place your order now before all the good stuff is gone!


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Facebook LIVE - Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 7pm!

Crafters -

You know that I am offering that Sweet Soiree Memories and More Card Pack PDF Tutorial through March 30th, 2018 with a qualifying purchase.

And Sale-A-Bration ENDS on March 31, 2018 - just a week left!

During my Facebook Live last week, I showed a few of the cards and even demonstrated a BONUS card design.

Well, guess what I'm going to do tonight on my Facebook Live?


Another BONUS Card - one with absolutely NO STAMPING!

There may even be a drawing...

Here's the main piece we will be using from that Card Pack too! For those of you who have this GREAT Sale-A-Bration choice and want to follow along!

Look forward to "seeing" you on my Facebook LIVE at 7pm (Eastern) tonight - Sunday, March 25, 2018.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Class Sneak Peeks!

Crafters -

When you click on my CLASSES page, you can see more information about upcoming classes.

Well today, I just added a couple of little sneak peek/snippets on that page too!

Wanna see them?

First, the monthly Coffee and Cards Class is on Saturday, March 24th, and we begin at 9am. Now, I was a little late in sending out my reminder, so... you have until TONIGHT (March 23, 2018) until 5pm to RSVP. I cut a couple of extras and I'd LOVE to see you at this class. Here's that snippet:

Coffee and Cards Class
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Second, we are in the middle of the Lenten Season. Several of you know that I do my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class BEFORE it begins and it seems that I've been busy just about every day since! SO, after starting on my BSF homework the other night, I decided that I needed a respite and why not bring other people along with me?!

Check out what I made for my one-day Respite Retreat! Due to various work schedules, I'm offering TWO Class Choices! Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5p-10p OR Saturday, April 14th, 2018, from 9a-2p. Feel free to read all about it on my CLASSES page. But here is the Sampler we will be making!

Respite Retreat
Friday, April 13, 2018, 5p-10p
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9a-2p

I felt so recharged after having this completed! And I just LOVE how it looks! The photo doesn't do it justice. When you are here for a class, you can see it in my Craft Studio.

The Respite Retreat class is limited in size as we will be making this sampler along with 12 cards (4 designs, 3 of each design). Don't delay in registering for YOUR class!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sale-A-Bration ENDS March 31st - Don't Delay!

Crafters -

Last night was my monthly Team Meeting. We are called "Latte Joy Stampers" because... I like coffee, we spread a lot of JOY within our team, and we ARE stampers after all.  :)

At our Team Meetings, we have some business along with some fun samples! Want to see what we made?
March 2018
Latte Joy Stampers
Team Meeting

CHECK OUT THE PANDA in the front. It uses the following Sale-A-Bration items:
Party Pandas (Available in Wood Mount or Clear Mount) Stamp Set
Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper
Shimmer Ribbon Pack
Myths and Magic 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper

Do you see the yellow (Crushed Curry) Beautiful Day flower card? That uses the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder! And that beauty will be available in the BIG Catalog in June, so get yours now - FOR FREE - as a Sale-A-Bration choice!

Remember, I'm also offering a FREE PDF with your $50 online order using Host Code 2WHG3VD7 and place that order on or before March 30th, 2018.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Saturday's Spring Stamp-A-Stack!

Say THAT three times fast!  :)

We had so much fun yesterday at my Spring Stamp-A-Stack! We played with Blends, Markers, and there was even a card that used my new Stamparatus! Everyone LOVED how easy that is to use! I see me using that pretty soon so I can make my SWAP cards for the April OnStage!

The crafters made 16 cards (4 designs, 4 each design) AND they each received a goody bag with OVER $20 merchandise! I found these really cute Satin Totes and they had pink handles. THAT bag was the first comment when they saw it - I LOVE THIS BAG! Can't wait to see the crafters using it at a future event.

My next Stamp-A-Stack is on Saturday, May 12th, from 9a-12p. That's the day BEFORE Mother's Day. Talk about a GREAT way to spoil the mom/crafter in your life - I offer Gift Certificates and this would make a GREAT early gift for her!

You can reserve your spot now with your $20 non-refundable deposit. We will be looking at the Last Chance/Retiring List too. RSVP is April 30th so items may be ordered in a timely manner. FYI - Retiring supplies are only available while they last, so reserve your spot NOW!

Using the Stamparatus on top!
Hard at work with Markers on the left,
Blends on the right.
Fun time was had by all!
Had them hold up their FAVORITE card design they made this morning.
LOTS of bling, glimmer paper, and washi tape!
LOVE these ladies!

Hope you are able to join us next time!

#Card Class

Monday, March 5, 2018

GCHS Spring Band Bazaar - What A Blast!

Oh my goodness!

For the past several weeks, I have been an absolute CRAFTING FOOL!

For the first time EVER, I was able to get a spot at the Grove City High School Spring Band Boosters Bazaar and Craft Show. There are HUNDREDS of vendors at this and they only allow one Direct Sales Representative there.

Well, guess what? This year, I got in! WOO HOO!

The Spring Bazaar has about 1,000 people in attendance; the Fall Bazaar even more! And you don't want to run out of items.

Here are a few photos from my booth.

Grove City High School Spring Band Boosters Bazaar 2018

Grove City High School Spring Band Boosters Bazaar 2018

I also did a Facebook Live while there showing some of the items. You can click HERE to view the video (don't forget to "LIKE" my Facebook page so you get the current updates!).

I met so many new friends and had so much fun!

Don't worry if you missed this one, I'll be at Jackson Middle School for their Spring Bazaar on April 20th from 6p-9p. OR you can catch me in November at the Grove City High School FALL Band Boosters Bazaar and Craft Sale! That is a whole weekend event, Saturday AND Sunday. Those dates are November 10th and 11th, 2018.

Look forward to seeing you soon!


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Papers - WOW!

Crafters -

Saturday was my monthly Coffee and Cards class. This is the class where you can get FREE CARDS! Yup! You know you are already going to place an order, so why not attend and make a few cards?

Well... want to see one of the FREE CARDS the crafters made? That's right - the cards were FREE because everyone in attendance placed a minimum order during the class (*one of the ladies even joined the Stampin'Up! family!).  :)

My Stamparatus arrived Friday evening (squeal!). I knew I wanted to use it for Saturday so as soon as it arrived, I started playing with the final card design. I know, I know... the other three designs were already done, cut, and into the baggies for the crafters, but since I wanted to use the new Stamparatus, I waited to design the final card.

AND SO GLAD I DID! Check it out!
My favorite card design
February 2018 Coffee and Cards Class

While I LOVED all of the cards we made, this was my absolute favorite! We played with my new Stamparatus - it was WAY more fun AFTER I found the stamp that I misplaced! We played with the BLENDS as well - Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Old Olive. AND we used all FOUR patterns of the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Did I mention? You can only receive the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper as a FREE SALE-A-BRATION item! That's right! You cannot purchase it from the website! 

I love my crafters so much; I even CUT one of those beautiful papers into pieces. That way everyone was able to choose his or her (yes - we had one brave man attend!) flower/leaf piece to color and place on the card!

Everyone who attended will tell you - this was actually the EASIEST card to make too! Doesn't look like it, does it? But it was! Minimal stamping (made WAY easier by the Stamparatus) and minimal coloring (with the Blends)!

Want to see a few of their creations?

Next time, I'll get the rest of them to pose with their creations too! Thanks so much to Diane and Leitsa for being GREAT sports! {HUGS}

As you know, CARD KITS are always available for sale before the class (TO GO OPTION). Unfortunately, this month's card kits have sold out. Make sure you reserve YOUR KIT for the March Coffee and Cards, scheduled for March 24, 2018 from 9a-12p. Class cost is just $15 or free with a minimum purchase placed during class. (TO GO OPTION is just $5 more for the supplies - porch pickup - You will use your own stamps and inks to complete the cards in the card kit. RSVP 48 hours prior to class.)

I always make a few extras and this card design will be in my card rack (while supplies last!) on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, at the Grove City High School Spring Band Boosters, 4665 Hoover Road, Grove City, Ohio. It opens at 9am. I look forward to seeing you!


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Team Meeting

Crafters -

Once a month, I am blessed to get together with my team. We are called the Latte Joy Stampers. Any guesses what my favorite beverage is? Hmmmm..... may have to let that one "brew" a bit...  :)

Well, we have added a few new ladies to my team in the past few months. This past Tuesday, we were able to meet and fellowship together. And we had an absolute BLAST!

Here are the Make-And-Takes we made: 
February 2018
Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting

Betty demonstrated an Explosion Box - BIG HIT! We had some business training, we made THREE fabulous make-and-takes, and there was even a SWAP contest! We also do a random drawing for those in attendance. Betty won the random drawing, Gail won the SWAP Contest. 

Gotta tell ya... I don't get a vote in the SWAP contest. This contest is voted on by their peers. ALL of the cards were absolutely beautiful! There was two-step stamping (Gail), coloring with the blends (Faye), embossing with an embossing folder I don't yet have (SO thankful to have this sample - Thanks Nancy!), and there was even a gatefold card, complete with the backordered ribbon (Betty)! These ladies share so much and so willingly with each other! I am abundantly blessed!

Are you interested in joining this team? We would LOVE to have you! I have an Opportunity Night coming up and would LOVE to talk with you and invite you! Please contact me for all the particulars! We will be having a Q&A Session, along with a couple of make-and-takes - EXCLUSIVE make-and-takes that will not be posted anywhere else. (*If you are long distance and thinking about joining my team, please contact me. We will set up a video call.)

Remember, it's always a GREAT time to join Stampin'Up! BUT, during Sale-A-Bration, you get quite a few extras, making it a deal you don't want to pass by!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

How To Get FREE Cards?

Crafters -

You know I offer several classes and events each month. You can always see the most up-to-date calendar by clicking HERE.

BUT, did you know that one of my classes, the monthly Coffee and Cards Class, is just $15 for 8 cards (4 designs, 2 each design)? Very reasonable, right?

You just have to bring your favorite adhesives (SNAIL and refills, mini glue dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine-tip Glue Pen, whatever your favorites are!) and your scissors. All other supplies are provided.

You get to come to the class and try out a few new products, have fun and fellowship with other crafters, and leave with 8 cards with envelopes. Easy, right?

Well... Did you know that you can have you class fee waived?

When you place a minimum qualifying order during the class, your class fee is waived! FREE CARDS!

Especially during Sale-A-Bration, when you KNOW you are going to place an order anyway, why not get the free cards too and play with some of the products?

I know, right?

So, wanna see a little snippet of a few of the cards we will be making on Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9a-12p? (RSVP extended to Friday, February 23, 2018)
February 24, 2018
Coffee and Cards
LOVE them!

AND... since you've read to the end of the email, my new Stamparatus should be here and you may even see it in action. Just sayin'!

Contact me to reserve your space before the class fills up! *To Go Kits are also available*

#Petal Pallette
#Amazing You

Monday, February 19, 2018

February Ronald McDonald House

Crafters -

Once a month, I am blessed to craft at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Did you know that the Columbus (Ohio) Ronald McDonald House is the LARGEST in the WORLD! (

We meet the THIRD SUNDAY of each month. Stampin'Up! is a corporate sponsor of Ronald McDonald House Charities (Stampin'Up! donates time and money to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date Stampin'Up! has contributed over $1.5 million to RMHC and their network of local RMHC Chapters. Visit to learn how you can help.)

Each year, Stampin'Up! produces an RMHC stamp set. This year's is the Sharing Sweet Thoughts Stamp Set (available in wood or clear mount). Stampin'Up! donates $3 when you purchase that set too.

Well, yesterday was the third Sunday. It's been a little dreary and gray here in Central Ohio. Matter of fact, we even had some SNOW on Saturday! It didn't hang around long, just enough to make it COLD!

So, I pulled out some fun springtime-y colors (mostly Soft Subtles), including a few retired colors!, and some old kits that had some GREAT stickers with them! Grabbed my Magical Day stamp set and stamped a few unicorns, mermaids, knights, wizards, and even a few dragons! Placed my coloring pencils into my bag and away I went!

Check out the wonderful creations that were made!
This is how the table STARTED!

This card was made by a beautiful young lady!
AND she waited until everyone had made his or her card and came back to make an extra one!
What a sweetheart!

The inside of her card.
Talk about a wonderful young woman!

The Volunteer Coordinator, Amy, made this for one of her co-workers.
I LOVE how sweet, bubbly, and POSITIVE Amy is!
She brightens my day with her hugs upon my arrival!

This little girl sat right down and KNEW she wanted the mermaid AND the unicorn!
FABULOUS coloring job!

One of the moms made this for her 15 year old son, Z.
She told me that her other son, whom they lost when HE was 15, had made a card about 2 years ago at RMHC.
Z talks about that card and his mom wanted to make him one.
She shared that the memories are the best...

This card was made by the mom of an 8-month old.
She told me that she just took down the Christmas ornaments that we made in December.
They were really cute AND fun AND cheery!
So glad she and her son are able to enjoy the crafts she makes for him.
What memories they will have...

The inside of her card.

Mom, her two kids, AND Abigail from RMHC.
Abigail wasn't even working today but still stopped in.
I'm telling you - WONDERFUL people at Columbus RMHC!

This little girl even held up her card so I could get a good photo!
What a sweetie!

The inside of her brother's card.
He had the BEST time coloring with the pencils!

Mom's card for a new baby.
You KNOW the family is going to LOVE this card!

Please lift these families in prayer. And if you are a local Stampin'Up! demonstrator, we'd LOVE to have you join us. Our next crafting date is Sunday, March 18th, from 12p (noon) to 2p Eastern.