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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!

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 t…

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: 

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!), …

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 …

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 C…

Paper Pumpkin Turns 5!

Crafters -

Many, many years ago - five to be exact - I can remember sitting in an audience with my friend Stephanie G. when we found out about a new thing called "Paper Pumpkin." #paperpumpkin5

Originally, it was made for a new crafter. A self-contained kit would be delivered to our doorsteps from our Fairy Godmother (aka USPS).

Well, Paper Pumpkin turns FIVE this year! And for the March 2018 Kit, Stampin'Up! will be sending us a fantastic, FREE gift and a specially designed, one-of-a-kind box! This kit is gorgeous, collectible, and almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite!

The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.The free gift is exclusive to the March 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of papercrafting projects.The free gift holds an approximate retai; value of $6 to $8 (US) when comp…


Crafters -

This past weekend was my Reverse Lenten Challenge Class. We made 40 notecards with envelopes and everyone was done with the class after ONLY about 2 hours! Talk about FAST STAMPERS!

(You can always see my current class schedule/upcoming events HERE.)

Seriously, several were taking theirs home to color while watching a game/TV or visiting with family/friends.

BUT, after they left, one of the card designs - I really liked! It used the (soon-to-be-retiring) 2016-2018 InColors and the A Good Day Wood Stamp Set. One of my favorites! I had already planned to make about 40 of this card design for my use. They were already cut and ready to go - just needed the stamping and coloring done.

Well.... I decided to slightly modify that design and make them into VALENTINES CARDS! WHAT FUN!!!

Check them out!

All five of the 2016-2018 InColors were used - Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. Emerald Envy is my favorite - SO going to miss that beautiful …

Reverse Lenten Challenge Class

Today was my annual Reverse Lenten Challenge Class. 


So thankful for my friends who attended. SO much better to SEND/GIVE a card for each of the 40 days of Lent!


Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale - WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale February 8-12, 2018 ** Buy One and Get TWO Refills for FREE! **While Supplies Last

You know this sold out the last time - like, IN HOURS!

So GO - order yours now!

I just placed my own order because I missed out the last time.


When you place your $50 online order (before shipping and taxes) AND use Host Code DTB9K9PE, I'll send you FIVE FREE CARDS with your Thank You! That's a $10 value!



Saturday's Reverse Lenten Challenge Card Class

Crafters -

I cut a few extras for Saturday's Reverse Lenten Challenge Card Class. So there is still time to register!


Party Pandas!

Crafters -

I just spent the BEST weekend at a Leadership event. We crafted, laughed a HUGE amount, and reconnected with some friends met only while crafting online. It's so nice to be able to sit across from other crafters and actually talk with them! Talk about recharging! LOVE my stampin' sistas!

I came home on Saturday night/Sunday morning (yup! after TWO days of crafting, got in the car and drove 5 hours home!). You see, I met a wonderful young lady last year at a craft fair. Well, this year, she turned 9 years old! And she and her mom asked me to do a card class for her birthday entertainment!

I had an absolute BLAST! First, Lilly and her friends were just so nice! And Lilly had a unicorn theme this year - and yes, we used the Magical Day Clear Stamp Set. BIG HIT! HUGE! One of the little girls even SQUEALED when I opened the box with that card inside! We made several cards and even a personalized notebook. Lilly's mom is a professional photographer and took LOTS of photo…