Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Pretty scenes

Hey, did you see the fantastic Country Club dsp yet?  Check out the back side of the argyle (my favorite pattern in this pack).  I was making a card for an 80th birthday and used the colorful argyle pattern.  I looked at the back side and saw all of the scenes.  I decided to try and color it with my Stampin' Blends.  After I posted the card in a couple of Facebook groups, a lot of people asked what stamp set it was, so I decided to post here.  The sentiment is from Inspiring Iris.  I love the sayings and the font in this set!  Let me know what you think of my scene.  It's very hard to see the shimmer water from the Wink of Stella pen.  I finished it off with some Metallic Pearls.

Country Club Designer Series Paper (click to view or order):

Inspiring Iris:

Check out the Sale-a-Bration sale while you are in my store.  For any purchase of $50 or more, you get to choose a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Just click to shop.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Pretty Pumpkin

Check out the February Paper Pumpkin preview!  It's so pretty.  I can't wait to see it in person.  Sign up by February 10 or you'll be sorry!  It makes none full-sized cards and coordinates with the Happy Birthday stamp set (item#152308) from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This item can only be earned, not purchased.  Spend $50 in any catalog, and you can choose it as your FREE item!

If you purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription of 3 months or more, you will earn that fun birthday set free!  Click on the graphic to get to the paper pumpkin info.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Mr. Brown

Hey, just a quick check in!  I haven't had much time for blogging, but hope to get better at it.  Here is a card I made as a thank you for a customer.  I just love this cute little dog and delivery guy!  Don't we all love Mr. Brown?!

The set is called You Always Deliver from the annual catalog.  As you can see, it can be used for a number of things.  I think I'll try a get well soon.  If you click on the image, it will take you to the item in my store.

Did you know that Sale-a-Bration is going on now?  Between January 3 and March 31, when you spend $50 in the annual catalog or the new Occasions catalog, you will get to choose a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog (the items in this catalog can only be earned, not purchased).  If you spend $100, you will get two items, or one level 2 item FREE!!  Just click to browse the amazing items.  

The best deal ever is when you sign up to be a demonstrator, you will pay $99 and get $125 in product you choose AND the amazing new mini trimmer, a sample pack of 6x6 dsp of most of the new papers (only available by signing up), and a FREE stamp set of your choice!  There is no further obligation, you don't have to do classes, you can simply keep the discount of 20% to yourself for as long as you wish.  Please contact me for the ULTIMATE deal!  I'm happy to answer any questions.  I'd love to have you on my team!

Click here to browse or shop the beautiful new mini catalog (FKA Occasions).  

Here is a pdf of the catalog:  MINI2020

Contact me if you would like catalogs if you're not working with a demonstrator currently.  I'd be happy to send them to you!

Monday, November 18, 2019


I had such a great time in Las Vegas with my "Pals" (Stampin' Pretty Pals).  We celebrated our wonderful leader, Mary Fish, for achieving #1 Globally!  She received several other awards as well.  We have a great group.  It's truly amazing how many friendships are formed when you attend a Stampin' Up! event!  We all can't wait until the next one.

They spoil us with goodies and give us the upcoming spring catalogs.  We were all swooning over them!  We also used several of the stamp sets and punches.  Can't wait until you see the catalogs!  Here are a few pics.  The last one is of the amazing swaps demonstrators do!  I never seem to get the chance to make any.  Maybe next year!  If you'd like to join me, please let me know and I'll tell you how easy it is to become a demonstrator.  I'd love to have you on my team!

In the meantime, Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza from November 20-22.  It's a great time to stock up on ink pads and card stock!

Click here to view:


If you spend $50 or more in product by placing an online order by November 22 and you can receive a free embossing folder from me (your choice)!   Just use the Host Code of JJ27DXND
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

OnStage Las Vegas, here I come!

I'm so excited!  I'm heading to the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Las Vegas tomorrow!  This is one of the very best perks of being a demonstrator! This is where they introduce new spring catalogs to us.  We receive catalogs, lots of free items (prize patrol), and get to see and use some of the new stamps and products.   I can hardly wait!  The best part of OnStage is seeing friends I've met over the years (fellow demonstrators across the country).  The friendships are priceless!   It's such a fun time! Stay tuned for pictures, although sometimes what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!  LOL 

p.s.  I will have to place my order soon for the catalog mailer.  Please let me know if you are interested in receiving the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Hi Stampers!  Are you a purple person?  If not, you might want to skip this post. Kidding!  I was on a purple roll for some reason.  It's not my favorite color, but Stampin' Up! has some of the prettiest shades!  There's Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Purple Posy.

For the first card, I used the Inspiring Iris stamp set with the Stitched Shapes oval.  The card base is Highland Heather and the print is from the Brights dsp in Gorgeous Grape.  I first stamped the outline of flowers and then the solid image for the purple.  I then added color to the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Blends.

For the second, I used Vibrant Vases.  They are great sets to have for all occasion cards.  This uses a Gorgeous Grape base with a piece of dsp from the In Color collection in Purple Posy.  I'm not sure if you read about the issue Stampin' Up! is having with the Purple Posy ink.  They have decided to discontinue it.  The papers, Blends, Stampin' Write markers, etc. will still be available.  I colored the flowers in with Stampin' Blends.  There is a stamp to fill in the flowers, but I felt like coloring.

Please let me know which is your favorite, or if you have questions on anything!  If you click on the product images above, it will take you to my store where you can browse or purchase 24/7.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stay tuned for an upcoming sale!!  I'll let you know as soon as I have details!

Friday, November 08, 2019

Have I got a deal for you!

The December Paper Pumpkin kit will coordinate with the beautiful kit from November and it will contain 24 tags.  They can easily be turned into cards.  Stampin' Up! has made it easy by providing die cuts of deer, sled, snowflakes, etc.  The four cardstock colors it coordinates with are:  Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce. 

If you sign up with me for this paper pumpkin by November 10, you will receive a card base in each of the colors listed above.

Paper Pumpkin can be purchased two ways.  One as a month-to-month subscription which can be skipped or cancelled at any time.  The other is a prepaid subscription and they're available in a one, three, six or twelve month subscription.  The more you buy, the more you save.

To sign up for the monthly subscription ($22), click here:

Check out the other options here:

If you are a current subscriber and you want to purchase this card stock, click below: