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It time for Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza!!!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2017

It’s time for Online Extravaganza 2017!!!  Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale only happens once a year,  so get ready to make the most of it! For one week only, November 20-26, you can save on select products.  You won’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save! But please note, some products are available only while supplies last!

We are kicking off the Online Extravaganza with a STAMP SALE!!! Select stamps will be 20 % off.   The Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM MT and ends November 20 11:59 PM MT. 
So check it out now!!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host code S9W6MBQN  and I will send you a sampler of the upcoming Petal DSP from the Occasions catalog.  This DSP will not be available until January! 
Of course if your order is over $150 then collect the hostess benefits for yourself!

Happy Shopping!

Stampin’ Up! On stage

Made it to Salt Lake City with Jeanne Nielsen.

Got together with friends from around the country this morning.   Jeanne Nielsen, me and Christine Josti.  Jeanne is on my team and we are traveling partners!  Christine is another Boston based demo that we get together with! Kathie Durgan from Washington State with her upline Joan make up the back row!

Here we are at the convention center waiting for everything to start!

Then there is a great thing called prize patrol!  When you register you are assigned a random color and then during the sessions prizes are given out to various people based on the color they were assigned.   I was Calyso Coral which happened to be the first color called!

On Saturday it was Jeanne’s turn!

on Thursday evening there was a dinner for Stampin’ Up! Leaders!  Here we are on the bus to dinner!  Lynn from Down under joined us too!

Then on Friday Jeanne and Christine got to walk across stage to honor their promotion to Silver Elite!!  So happy for both of them! This is a big achievement in the Stampin’ Up! world..

So much fun!  But we have been to a few classes too and learned about some great new products that will be available in January!!  Not all play!

I will post some of our samples starting next week!

Want to join my team?  We have a lot of fun!  Contact me for more information!

Happy Stamping!

Back by popular demand……

I participated in an Artisan Craft Fair a couple of weeks ago and had many comments about the two types of handmade papercrafted Christmas trees that I have made in the past couple of years.

So I am bringing them back – I have 3 sets of the boxes for the to make the Advent Tree with the boxes. 

I do need to prep for the Christmas Tree made from Designer paper – so I do need a count form this tree as well.  Otherwise, I can’t guarantee that I will have supplies left for this tree.

The classes is going to be on Friday November 17th during the day from 10am to 3pm or in the evening at 7pm.

You can Register below for either class:
Christmas Tree

Interested in the instructions for either Christmas Tree?  Either PDF is $7.95

Folded Paper Tree – $7.95

Advent Tree – $7.95

Have fun with the trees & Happy Stamping!


Love the At Home with You Stamp set?

Do you love the At Home with You Stamp set??  At Home with You is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog!  There are so many different projects that you can make with this set and the coordinating thinlits!  You can make anything for any season or occasion!  This has to be one of the most versatile stamp sets in the new catalog!

One of the things that I love about this stamp is that you can cut the Door so that it opens and shows the inside of the house!

And Voila!  Check out the inside of this Beach House made with the At Home with You Stamp set!

I do have to warn you that this class is not an easy class.  These are very advanced cards and they do make use of a couple of stamp sets.  You can substitute similar sets for some of the designs.

The 3 primary stamp sets and thinlits used to make these cards are:
  • At Home with You
  • Ready for Christmas
  • Colorful Seasons

You can check out the details of this class HERE.

Enjoy and Happy Stamping!


Time to Color! Stampin’ Blends are HERE!!

Yay!  Today is the day to start coloring again!  Stampin’ Blends are here!   

Meet Stampin’ Blends – artist quality alcohol based markers available in 12 of Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors.

The features of these new markers include:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, avilable individually or in a combo pack.
  • Stampin’ Up! has done extensive in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is very happy with the new Press Fit Seal caps that prevent evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long lasting color.

Click on the Brochure to see all the benefits and color selection in detail!

and to cover all the bases, Stampin’ Up! is offering a limited-time, 16-card project kit and stamp set, with beautiful line-art images to practice and hone your coloring skills!  The color Me Happy Project Kit and stamp set are only available while supplies last.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code:  S9W6MBQN and I will send you a surprise gift for your order.  I love to share the host benefits with my loyal customers!  Of course if your order is over $150, make sure to claim your own host benefits!

Happy Shopping!


3D Handmade Christmas Card

Today I am shari3D Handmade Christmas cardng a 3D Handmade Christmas card that I made using the Ready for Christmas Stamp set.  I have to admit that this card does take a little time to make.  But as soon as I saw the Ready for Christmas stamp set – this card was stuck in my head!  LOL.

Here are the details on the card:

The Card base is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/4″ x 11″.  Score on each side at 3 1/2″.

This card uses two different Stampin’ Up! Designer papers:  The Fresh Florals and the Wood Texture DSP. 

I used a piece of 3 7/8″ x 5″ piece of Fresh Fig DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP stack.  Attach this piece to the inside center panel.  Stamp the pictures on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Color in the pictures and cut them out with the coordinating framelits from the Christmas Staircase thinlits.

Fireplace:  Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.  Use the brick pattern mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Lay the brick mask over the Cherry Cobbler cardstock and  use a sponge dauber with Cherry cobbler ink to rub over the mask to make the brick look.  Use the Hearth & Home thinlits to cut a mantle from the Wood Texture DSP.  Cut out the separate piece to use as the mantle on the fireplace.  Trim out the window panes and the bottom piece of the window to make the hearth. Line up the brick background on the center of this panel.  Attach the Hearth over the brick background. 

Cut out 6 pieces of pine using the framelit from the Christmas Staircase thinlits and Garden green cardstock.  Add to the Fireplace Mantle.  Stamp 3 stockings with Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink.  Cut out with framelits.  Cut 3 small bows from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler.  Attach the stockings to the mantle with glue dots.

Next we are going to work on the staircase side of the card on the left.  Cut 2 staircases from the Wood Texture DSP. 
3D Handmade Christmas card
Stamp 2 pine swags with Garden Green ink on a piece of Garden Green cardstock.  Cut out with the coordinating thinlits from the Christmas Staircase thinlits set. NOTE:  you need to the two swags to line up – so you will flip one over and carefully fill in the swag with the pine stamp.    Stamp the little dog with Basic Black archival ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and color as desired.  Also stamp the cookies from Santa.  Stamp the side table with Black ink on a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Cut out all of these items with the coordinating Christmas Staircase thinlits.  Attach one set of stairs to the front of the side panel.  Cut down the fold line to the top of the top step and follow the line of the stair to cut a diagonal line.  The white of the card base will be hidden behind the stairs.  Line up the second staircase and attach to the back/inside of the card.  Attach the table to the bottom of the stairs.  Attach cookies for Santa on the table top and attach the dog next to the table.  Attach one swag on th3D Handmade Christmas Carde outside of the staircase.  Attach the reverse swag to the inside of the staircase.

Last is the right side of this card.  Attach a 3 7/8″ x 5″ piece of the Powder Pink Fresh Florals DSP to the outside of the right panel.  Stamp the Christmas tree with Garden Green ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamp 8 ornaments.  Cut out the ornaments and the tree with the thinlits.  I used a scrap of Silver Glimmer paper to cut a star for the top of the tree.  I cut out 4 small squares of Quilted Christmas DSP to make the presents.  Use the thinlits to cut out matching bows for the presents.  Attach the tree to the right panel of the card using dimensionals.  Cut along the edge of the tree diagonally up the card along the tree edge.  Add the ornaments and star to the tree.  Add the presents below the tree.

Stamp the sentiment “a Wish for Everything Merry” with Cherry Cobbler ink on the inside of the right panel.  That’s it!

Here are the items that were used to make this card:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I would love to see your version of this card.  If you make one post a picture in the comments below or on my FB page at  And while you are there don't forget to like my page!

Happy Stamping!


8th Annual Stamp out Breast Cancer Event

There are so many things that I love about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator including the ability to use my craft to help others!  Well – This is our 8th year and my Demonstrator friends and I are holding another Stamp Out Breast Cancer event.  Even if you cannot attend, please consider donating!  Once again, my Demonstrator friends and I are donating all the supplies for the event so that all money collected goes directly to the Making Strides Organization!

So here are the details for the day!

Saturday October 28th – 1pm to 4pm

Harmony Hall, Dracut, MA

You will make these 5 gorgeous cards.  These cards are easy so even if you have never stamped before – you will still have 5 great cards to take home.

Each attendee is entered into a drawing to win one of three great gifts: 
1.  a Full set of Stampin’ Up! ink pads or
2.  a Full set of Stmapin’ Up! markers or
3.  a Brand new Keurig Machine

There are also many other great prizes that will be raffled off throughout the day.

You can register or donate HERE.

Any questions?  Drop me a message at

Looking forward to seeing your there!


Want Holiday ideas in your email for the next 12 weeks?

Don’t miss out – my annual Holiday project campaign, the 12 Weeks of Christmas starts today!  Starting this afternoon and every Wednesday between now and Christmas, I will be seStar of Light Christmas cardnding out a unique Holiday card or project idea to my newsletter list.  These projects are perfect for inspiring your design of your annual Holiday card or for great Handmade Gift or packaging ideas!

This is one of my favorite Holiday cards from last year using the still current Stampin’ Up! stamp set – Star of Light.

This card uses a watercolor wash for the background with stars cut out from the thinlits with Dazzling Details Glimmer paper and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper.

So don’t miss out on my annual 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign!  Signup today!

Click HERE to signup for my weekly newsletter!

Ready to get started on your Holiday cards?  Stop by on Friday October 6th for my World Card Making Day event.  I will help you design a Christmas card that is unique to you!  Friday the 6th – 10am to 3pm or 7pm to 11pm.



Specials for World Card Making Day

I am so excited, a couple of the most popular new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets are on sale for World Card Making Day!  And Stampin’ Up! is also doing the buy 3 get 1 FREE for Designer papers for the month of October!

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but one day wasn’t enough for Stampin’ UP!  For ten days (October 1–10), you get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These items will help you celebrate the best hobby of all—cardmaking!

Check it out HERE.

131527 (Whisper White)/ 144236 (Very Vanilla)Note Cards & EnvelopesN/A
143931 (W)/ 143934 (C)Just Add TextJust Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper
143669Daisy DelightDelightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
143660Birthday DeliveryBirthday Memories Designer Series Paper
143650 (W)/ 143655 (C)Merry MistletoeBe Merry Designer Series Paper
143840 (W)/ 143843 (C)Pieces & PatternsPick A Pattern Designer Series Paper
143677Coffee CaféCoffee Break Designer Series Paper
143937 (W)/ 143940 (C)Oh So EclecticNaturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
143799 (W)/ 143802 (C)Lots Of LoveWhole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper
143846 (W)/ 143849 (C)Graceful GardenPetal Garden Designer Series Paper
143726Colorful SeasonsColor Theory Designer Series Paper
143925 (W)/143928 (C)Wood WordsWood Textures Designer Series Paper
144807Brightly Lit ChristmasChristmas Around The World Designer Series Paper

And don’t forget about the Buy 3 get one FREE for Designer Series papers.  Check out the Designer papers that are on sale HERE.

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 use the Host Code  UATWZZS4  and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Christmas Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 take the Host Benefits for yourself.  

Happy Stamping!


Half Full meets Christmas cards

Today I am sharing a card that one of my team members, Margaret made using the Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set.  I love this non-Christmas Christmas card!  I shared this card with my Stamp Club members last week and they also loved the card!

Here are the details of this card.  The card base is a piece of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ basic black cardstock scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half.  The next layer is a        5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock that is stamped with the grouping of wine glasses and old olive ink.  I love this cute little background.

Next is a layer of the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.  The DSP is cut to 2 1/2″ x
3 1/2″ and layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock that is cut to  2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″.

Next the Wine Bottle is stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock and also on a Window Sheet.  You will need to use a Black Staz-on ink pad for the ink to dry on the window sheet.  Cut out each wine bottle.   Stamp the label for the wine bottle on a scrap of White.  Cut this out and color it with a dab of so Saffron ink.  Place over the bottle on the window sheet.  Layer label on top of plastic.  Stamp just the top of the Wine Bottle on a scrap of Old Olive cardstock.  Cut this out and attach to the top of the wine bottle.

Next stamp the Wine Glass on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out.  Color the wine with a dab of so saffron ink and an aqua painter.

Next stamp the sentiments that you want to use on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut around these in a rectangle (approximately 3/4″ x 2 1/2″)  Layer onto a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock.  Attach to the front of the card.

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Merry Patterns Christmas Stamp set

Today I am sharing a few cards that I made with the new Merry Patterns Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  This set is a limited addition and is FREE until  October 31st with a $300 Hostess order.  So gather your friends and let’s plan a night of Stampin’ Fun! 

These are four cards that were inspired from the Stampin’ Up! website using the Merry Patterns stamp set and some of the Holiday paper.  I did modify them slightly.

This first card was made using the Christmas Around the World Designer series paper.  “Tis the Season” is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I embossed the card base with the Oh My Stars Embossing Folder.

This second card is made with the Reindeer Stamp using Soft Suede ink on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  The background paper is from the Wood Textures DSP pack.  i used a piece of the Burlap ribbon tied with a small piece of the Copper Trim.  The card base is a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

The third card is made using Real Red cardstock for the base.  I made the background on the Real Red cardstock by Stamping the Word Season in a line across the card base.   What I really like about this stamp set is the versatility of this stamp set.  The candles are a two part stamp.  That means that the outline of the candles and the patterns of the candles are two separate stamps.  This lets you use two different colors of ink to stamp the candles.  The banner in the background is cut from a piece of the Merry Music DSP.

The fourth card is also made with the candles but using the Old Olive color scheme from the Color Theory DSP stack.
The pieces under the “Merry Christmas” banner is one of the foil snowflakes from the Holiday catalog that I cut up.

I hope you have enjoyed this selection of cards today using the Merry Patterns stamp set.

Want a Stamping Class for you and your friends?  Contact me today at and we will get it scheduled so you can earn this beautiful Host Set for FREE!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then claim your own Host benefits!  And if you order is over $300, then enjoy the new  Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE!


The Holiday Catalog is Here!!!

Happy September!  It’s that time of year!  The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here and there are some fantastic new products for the fall and Holiday season in this Catalog!

Click HERE to view the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Also – Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic special between now and Oct. 31st! 

Receive the new Merry Patterns Stamp set for FREE with orders over $300!  You will LOVE this adorable set!  Watch this video to learn more and see a sneak peak of this set!

So call me today to book a Holiday party for you and your friends to make Holiday cards.  Or Host a Book Party by collecting orders from your friends.  Just give me a call and I can setup a Host Code for you!

Ready to place an order?  If your order is under$150 then use the Host code XGFXXQZR and I will share a sampler of the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper with you!  Of course if your order is over $150, then collect your own Host Benefits!


Two cards, one sketch with Beautiful You

Beautiful You cardToday I am sharing a couple of cards that I made a couple of weeks ago with a customer using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You stamp set.  She was new to card making and didn’t know where to begin.

My favorite way to start a new card is to choose a set of Designer Series Paper and pull out the coordinating colors of Cardstock (Stampin’ Up! conveniently has these listed on the back of the DSP packages).  

Next I have a folder of sketches that I use for reference.  I choose a sketch that has a focal point that would work with the stamp set that I am using.  So we chose this sketch from the Mojo Monday collection of sketches.  We used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and the colors, Soft Sky and Blushing Bride Cardstock.   For the first card we used the Seaside Embossing folder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock for the background layer.  The lady from the beautiful you stamp set was stamped on a piece of the DSP and cut out and layered over the image stamped on the oval. 

We started with the same sketch on the second card but found that when we cut two squares to fit behind our focal image, you couldn’t see the pattern of the striped DSP.  So we left off the second square and only used one for this card.  The Soft Sky Cardstock on this card is embossed with the Falling Softly embossing folder.

These are the supplies that I used for these two cards.

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Another Carols of Christmas Card

Carols of Christmas stamp setToday I am sharing another card made with the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  This set will be in the upcoming Stampin ‘ Up! Holiday Catalog but is available to order early – this month!

I love this set!!  It is so versatile and has a large variety of framelits to cut out a lot of Holiday images!

So the details on this card.  The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock  scored at 4 1/4″ and folded in half to make the card base.  The next layer is a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Then a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The corner framelits with the poinsettias is used on the 4 corners. 

Next Stamp 4 Poinsettias with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut them out.  You can line them up the the larger poinsettia in the middle of the die or cut them out by hand.  These are layered on top of the center corner poinsettia.  And of course I added Rhinestone Jewels to add a little bling to the poinsettias!  Every card needs a little bling.

Last Stamp the sentiment “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut this piece out with the large scalloped oval from Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Ovals framelits.  Cut a second larger oval from the Cucumber Crush cardstock.  Attach the sentiment to the card with dimensionals.  Stamp a Holly leaf using Cucumber Crush ink for the leaves and Cherry Cobbler ink for the berries.  Cut out with the Holly die.  Attach next to the sentiment with a glue dot!

This is one of 4 Cards that my Stamp Club members made yesterday at our monthly Stamp Club meeting.  Want card ideas in your inbox each month?  Join my stamp club and receive exclusive ideas in your email each month!  You can check out more information on my Stamp Club here.

That’s it!  A quick and easy Holiday card using the new Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set.  These are the products that were used to make this card.

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Ready to place an order?  If you are in the US, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  If your order is under $150, then use the Hostess Code PVD3GPFP and I will share a sampler of the Be Merry Holiday Designer Series paper with you.  Of course if your order is over $150 then keep your own hostess benefits.  I love to share Hostess benefits with my customers!

Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!


Registration for Fall Fest full day Event & Register for Classes

I am so excited to announce the plans for our next FULL Day Crafting Retreat on Saturday October 14th!!  We have so many great things planned for the day!! 

Stamp, Scrap, Quilt – All Crafters’ are Welcome!

Event Details:
Saturday October 14th
9am to 9pm
at the Tewksbury Congregational Church
10 East Street, Tewksbury, MA

Attendees can plan on:
  • 6″ of table space available for you to work on for the day – bring your latest crafting project
  • Access to Big Shots with lots of embossing folders and dies
  • A goodie bag of items from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog including a sampler of Autumn Harvest DSP and the “At Home with You” stamp set from the new 2017-2018 catalog   
  • 4 Classes to join – everyone will learn lots of new crafting things!
  • Inspirational Display Boards – including lots of samples using your new Stamp set!
  • Games and Raffle prizes!

Proposed Schedule:
9am – Event Starts
Muffins and fruits will be available to nibble on through the morning
A hearty lunch of Mac & Cheese with a Garden Salad will be provided
Snacks available throughout the afternoon
Appetizers & Deserts available early evening

Early Bird Registration is $75 before September 8th – $85 after September 8th
Registration will close on October 9th (we need time to order supplies)

We are offering the option to purchase the Home with You framelits that match the stamp set with your registration (at a 10% discount).


Fall Fest Registration

And we have 4 fantastic classes that we are offering that day!

Click here to Check out the Class details and Register


We had such great reviews after the first retreat – We hope that you can join us for our Fall Fest Retreat!