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!

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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:

Friday, November 01, 2019

Holidays are coming fast!

If you make holiday cards, have you started yet?  I have been creating one a month for class, and I've done a few on my own.  I probably have about 10 at this point.  The only problem is, I need about 80-90!!  Yikes, I need to get moving!

I almost always make two versions for class, to show different ways to make the cards.  I used the amazing So Many Stars bundle.  I knew I had to have at least the dies when I saw them.  They can be used for birthday, graduation, holiday, etc.  I will post a birthday card I made with them very soon.

I paired the bundle with the Wrapped in Plaid dsp.  I love, love, love this paper!

Let me know how many cards you've made, if any.  And click on the graphics below to browse or order from my store.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Stampin' Up! came out with this new amazing trimmer!  It is now available to customers.  There are so many great changes.  The blades are a lot deeper and cut like buttah!!   It's much lighter than the other trimmer.  There is no longer a cutting strip to replace.  I've been using mine for a month now and it's really awesome.  It's available to customers starting November 1.  Check it out here:

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Feels Like a Frosty Moose

When I saw the Merry Moose bundle, I knew I had to have it.  I live in New England and I love seeing moose when I go up north.  When I saw this designer series paper, I had to have that as well.  It is beautiful!  The back side has metallic prints and the front has photograph images.  You can purchase these items in my store by clicking the images below the photo.   I'm not sure if you can see the pretty drops of snow, but I created them by putting dots of Multipurpose glue and then covering with Ice Stampin' glitter.  It's a chucky sparkly white glitter - so pretty! Let me know what you think of the amazing moose bundle and this dsp!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Hello Stampers!  I wanted to quickly let you know about Stampin' Up!'s 24-hour sale.  It will take place on Wednesday, October 23.  You can get selected stamp sets for 15% off while supplies last!  If you see something you want, don't wait!   Click on the graphic to order (you won't see them until the sale is live Wednesday!).

A few of my favorites: 
Dashing Deer (pg. 1 on flyer, 71 in catalog)

Winter Woods:

Waterfront, (pg. 1 flyer, 125 catalog)

Painted Harvest (pg. 1 flyer, 128 catalog)

Birch (page 3 on flyer, 156 in catalog)

Merry Chistmas to All

Click here to see the list of stamp sets:

Friday, October 11, 2019

Everything is Rosy

The beautiful Everything Rosy suite is now on clearance while supplies last!!  Just click to browse or order. 
p.s.  I hope to catch up soon.  Will post some finished projects as soon as I can.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Paper Pumpkin

If you've never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!  Or if you subscribed in the past but dropped, you should give it another try!  Sign up by October 10 to get the November kit which contains 10 cards, and the December kit which will be a holiday tag set (24).  Just look at those pretty boxes!  I cannot wait to get mine. Just click the graphic to order.

Monday, September 23, 2019

We'll Walrus Be Friends!

This adorable set in the Stampin' Up! 2019-20 Annual Catalog made my A list!  I couldn't wait to color in a cute walrus with my Stampin' Blends.  I went up to my paper therapy room with the idea of making one customer thank you card.  I finally quit after making five cards with these cute little guys.

On most of my cards, I put a piece of vellum through the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder and inked it up a bit with a dauber and Coastal Cabana ink.  Then I adhered with Snail on Smoky Slate cardstock.  I think it looks a bit like the darker blue water in New England.  What do you think?

I also used a fun new product called Shimmery Crystal Effects.  It gives a shimmery wet look to your projects.  I don't know if you can see it under the waves in the photo.  You can also use this with the new Ice Stampin' Glitter.  Such a pretty effect!

Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know which one you like best!

p.s.  The walrus looks like me on vacation.  Can you guess where I am?

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Run, run, run!!

Heads up!  Stampin' Up! has added to the clearance rack and products will be flying off the shelves!  Go and check it out before it's too late!!  Just click on the graphic.  You're welcome!  

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

Hello everyone!  I just had to share this amazing bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!  I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw it.  I've had so much fun playing with the pieces.  I've been dreaming of my upcoming tropical vacation .  I cannot wait!

For the first, I used Flirty Flamingo as a base, a Pool Party panel, and a whisper white panel which I die cut with the strip of dots.   The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthday and embellished with Woven Threads sequins.  

For this card, I used Coastal Cabana as a base with a panel of Daffodil Delight, and a strip of Brights dsp.  The Stitched Nested Label Dies were used.  I truly love the shape of them.  I kept it simple and embellished with Rhinestones.  Notice under the glass - I always feel like you need a bit of grounding so I used Light Smoky Slate Blends to just add a bit of color.  Sometimes I fade it with the Color Lifter.  Let me know if you have questions, or if you'd like a catalog. 

If you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like an annual or holiday catalog, please message me.  I'd love to send you one. If you place an order with me in September of $50 or more and use the host code of  DPTHUTJK, I will send you a package of embellishments!


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