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Rose Wonder - Stampin' Up!

I just LOVE the Rose Wonder Photopolymer stamp set. When I first received my Occasions Catalog (the Spring Mini Catty), I just KNEW I had to have this set.

It has everything - birthday, thank you, wedding, sympathy, and "you're in my thoughts and prayers." And anytime there is a scripture reference - BONUS!

Here's what the bundle looks like from my Online Store:

And want to see what I did with it the other day?

YES! You may think it was a little difficult to do the flower, but it was really quite easy! I just grabbed my Silicone Craft Sheet and my 2-Way Glue Pen and the pieces fit VERY nicely and VERY easily into the flower "puzzle."

Do you recognize the papers used? The card base is Old Olive Cardstock (an absolute classic and one of my favorites!), then a layer of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock (a soon-to-be retired 2014-2016 InColors), then a flowered paper - hmmm..... don't recognize that? It's Whisper White Cardstock that has been stamped with Blackberr…

In the Meadow Coffee and Cards - Stampin' Up!

I'm really enjoying this Coffee and Cards class! In yesterday's post, you saw the bonus 3-D item the crafters received with their cards.

For March's Coffee and Cards, we will be using the new In the Meadow Stamp Set. (We used this stamp at my Party on February 6th, so it may look a little familiar).

With the mountains, the trees, pretty flowers, and even little butterflies, I'm counting this one as a WIN! So glad Stampin' Up! has a nice set for us to use!

Here's what we will be making on Saturday morning, March 19th, for the Coffee and Cards Class:

LOVE IT! And because we are using the Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes along with the Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes, it's actually a really quick and easy class to do!

I'm adding various pieces and parts to complete the cards like Gold Glimmer Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Papers, SEVEN different punches, Linen Thread, scraps of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, a little bit of Whisper White Cardstock, some…

Berry Basket Die Meets Scarlet and Gray - Stampin' Up!


many of you have seen the Berry Basket Die available from Stampin' Up! Here's the photo from my Online Store.

Nice, but really doesn't do it justice. It does show the pieces and parts but really - this photo does NOT do this item justice! SERIOUSLY!

Well... the crafters last week at the Scarlet and Gray class also made a surprise 3-D item. Want to see what they made? Supply List is at the end of this posting.

Cool, huh?

And it was so cute! During the class, my friend Summer asked me about the Berry Basket Die. For those of you who know me, you KNOW how hard it was for me to not just bring out the box and show them their surprise 3-D item!

When I did bring it out, we all laughed so hard! Faye even mentioned about Summer asking about it! Great minds, huh? And we ALL agreed that the Stampin' Up! Handheld Stapler made this project a LOT easier! 'Nuf said!

And did anyone recognize the Designer Series Paper? It's from a Christmas Paper! AND it's in the BIG Catalo…

Tin of Cards - Stampin' Up!

You know how much I love working on cards! Sometimes I prefer the easy, just put them together; other times, I prefer all the layers and ribbons and WOW! factor.

How about something that combines the two? Like the Tin of Cards!

You saw this card when I began sending the birthday cards with the #imbringingbirthdaysback from this post.

Well, did you know that Stampin' Up! also has a video that shows this wonderful kit? Check it out!

Tin of Cards Project Kit

Let me know when you want to schedule a private card class with you and five of your friends! I'll bring the kits and the stamp set. Contact me for details and pricing!

Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

It's Tuesday again! You know what that means!

Weekly Deals!

Check 'em out!

Don't forget to use Host Code E27NTX4V through February 28th.

Honeycomb Happiness + Greatest Greetings - Stampin' Up!

Don't you just LOVE when two different sets come together? I know I do! And on this one, I didn't even have to think about it!

Check out my "Thank You" card for my customers this month:

Super cute huh?

Here's the thing. I went to my upline's meeting a couple of weeks ago. And I WON a prize! So I got to choose from the TABLE of goodies! It was so cool - I felt like a kid in a candy store! 

So, I saw this Honeycomb Happiness Clear Mount Stamp set and my upline had it paired with the Greatest Greetings Clear Mount Stamp set. Ok, ok, ok, I know, I know, I know. Greatest Greetings is a very versatile stamp set, but I hadn't purchased it because it really isn't my style. I wouldn't use any of those stamps - at least, that's what I told myself. Let me assure you, I was incorrect! Do not tell my husband - but I really did need this stamp set. I just didn't know it yet!

So, when I started to make my February Thank You notes, I knew I wanted to use my He…

Weekly Deals and NEW Sale-a-Bration Items - Stampin' Up!

And the Bitty Butterfly Punch is on the Weekly Deals?!

I use that little guy all the time!

And, did you notice? Today is February 16th! That means that there are three new Sale-a-Bration items available!  Check 'em out!

Such great new ideas, huh? 


February Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!


Have you seen the newest Paper Pumpkin? The one for February 2016?

And Blackberry Bliss is one of my favorite colors! Gonna be so sad to see that go this year...


Oh - and don't forget you can save on Paper Pumpkin during Sale-a-Bration. It is $55 for 3 months AND you will receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item. All Paper Pumpkin information can be seen on the Stampin' Up! website HERE.

#imbringingbirthdaysback - Stampin' Up!

Well, what do you know? I'm actually using a hastag! I'm one of those who still think of '#' as a pound sign, not a hashtag, so this is a REALLY big step for me!

But, in case you haven't yet seen or heard, Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office in Utah, has started this. She's calling it:


Shannon did this TV segment on a local channel in Utah. You can view that segment HERE.

Don't know about you, but I know I've gotten quite lax about sending birthday cards. AND THIS IS WHAT I DO!!!!!! Hello?!?!? And yes, this one definitely needs an AMEN! I get the reminder on Facebook that so-and-so has a birthday coming up and I just get on Facebook and write them a message. BAD! Social media has really made ME stop sending birthday cards! YIKES!!!!

SO, when I had my party on February 6th, I asked the crafters for their birthdays - just month and day. And this weekend, when I was able to work in my craft room, I was able to actually co…

Working in My Craft Room - Using Stampin' Up! Products!

YUP! Today, for the first time in WEEKS, we do not have anything on the calendar! Well, I do later this evening, with friends, but we don't have to go ANYWHERE ELSE!

LOVE these "free" days, don't you?

So, since I still had boxes from my Party and the Cuppa Class last weekend, and I'm prepping for the Scarlet and Gray Class NEXT Saturday (remember, you have until Wednesday to sign up!), I'm playing with some stuff I haven't really had a chance to play with completely!

AND, just to show you what else I have been working on this past week....

The saying "There is nothing in the caterpillar that tells you it is going to be butterfly" is from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set. When we had our BSF Leaders' Meeting on Monday, we also had Fellowship. I'm not sure why or how, but something someone said reminded me of an OLD stamp set that SU! used to sell. It was also a butterfly stamp set, but the saying was "If nothing ever changed, there would b…

Baker's Box, Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

While I didn't rise as early as I usually do, I still went directly to my Stampin' Up! website. Check out the Weekly Deals THIS week!

YEAH! And, just in case you thought... I'll never use that Baker's Box Thinlits Die. Check out just TWO ideas that I have in my Craft Room - ONE we made just Saturday!

These hold those little coffee pods, chocolate, any type of little giftie! Now, I did send mine through the Brick Embossing Folder. And I added a small piece of Window Sheet for the cutout window so Mr. Bird knew how to get back into his little home! 

These are SO easy to do! And with Sale-a-Bration going on right now... Just sayin'!

Of course, if you are new and interested in JOINING MY TEAM, check out this suggested tally for YOUR starter kit  - you can always make YOUR starter kit YOURS - and there is a flyer with suggested items on that link as well!
Big Shot, $110.00
Baker's Box Thinlits Die, Weekly Deal $24.75
Brick Wall Embossing Folder, $8.50
Easter Lamb,…

Cards, Party, Messy Desk, and a New Hostess Code! - Stampin' Up!

Whew! Say THAT three times fast!
Cards, Party, Messy Desk, and New Hostess Code! - Stampin' Up! Cards, Party, Messy Desk, and New Hostess Code! - Stampin' Up! Cards, Party, Messy Desk, and New Hostess Code! - Stampin' Up!
Now, click your ruby red slippers together three times, and say... Oh, wait...
Yesterday (Saturday, February 6th), I hosted my first party (workshop) in SEVERAL YEARS! Gotta say - the 12 crafters who attended, were EVER SO GRACIOUS!

The party was from 2p-5p, with an Opportunity Night scheduled from 5p-6p. We were done stamping just before 4pm. And two ladies stayed after the party to talk about the Stampin' Up! opportunity! HEY! You get $56 free merchandise right now with no shipping with the Starter Kit?! What's not a GREAT thing about that, huh?

Want to see what we made?

"Not yet, not yet, not yet, my son...First come the lessons, then the fun."

That quote is one of our FAVORITES from The Bike Lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain. I even pulled the…

Party Tomorrow!


I'm finishing the prepwork for the PARTY tomorrow (Saturday)! Want a little sneak peek?

YUP - lots of glitter and bling! Do you recognize any of the items?

Star - from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (on sale through the Weekly Deals!)Silver Glimmer PaperSilver Sequin TrimBermuda Bay Sequin TrimBlushing Bride Sequin TrimHandheld Stapler

And these glitter-y, bling-y, stars will be used for the FIRST card we will be making, right around 2pm!

Can't wait to see you here!

Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

Ok, so I couldn't sleep...

Before I retired, my friends would always tease me because I would send emails at 3am. (I was up, wasn't the rest of the world? HA!)

It just made it easier. The house was quiet. I could have my coffee and donut. And I could get some Bible study, computer work, crafting, and/or housework done in about half the time. Can anyone else relate?

This morning, I couldn't sleep. Got up at 4am! I'm retired!!!! What on God's Green Earth am I doing up at 4am?!?!? Can I get an "AMEN!"?

So I logged onto the Stampin' Up! website, because on Tuesdays, the Weekly Deals are new. And WOW! Just WOW!!!! Check it out HERE!

I am SO definitely ahead of my time! The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are on the Weekly Deals!!!! AND they are $10 off!!!! Did I mention? We are using this at my class on February 20th. You can see a small screenshot on my Classes page or on THIS previous post.

Do you recognize a couple of the items? The top right image on my Monthly…