Last Chance – Registration Closes

Registration is closing today January 19th for our FULL Day of Crafting Fun next Saturday January 27th!  

You do not want to miss out!

4 Fabulous Spring Classes with new Product from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog

1.  Picture Perfect Birthday Class with Jeannie
2.  Explosion Box with Margaret
3.  Crosses of Hope with Lisa
4.  Movers & Shakers with Debby

You can Register for the Day HERE.

Register for Classes HERE.

You Don’t want to Miss Out!

FREE Shipping on Everything Today!!

   FREE Shipping on Everything Stampin’ Up! Today!

24 HOURS ONLY!  Enjoy free shipping on ALL Stampin’ Up! orders!  Free shipping runs from Dec. 11 12:00 AM to Dec. 11 11:59 PM MT – that is 2am on Dec. 11th to 2am on Dec. 12th!

No minimum or maximum purchase amount!

FREE SHIPPING AGAIN!  YOU BET!  Today is your chance to stock up on paper crafting basics (card stock, envelopes, adhesive) and/or fill your wish list for the holidays!  It’ perfect for last minute gift giving, too!

  • Order as much or as often as you want ALL DAY.  Shipping is FREE!
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like card stock, envelopes, stamps and ink!
  • Don’t miss out on additional savings with 10% OFF Bundles and the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack.
  • FREE products!  Earn Stampin’ Rewards when you spend $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).
  • Year-End Sales Event!  Dec. 1 – Jan. 2:  Retiring holiday product list PLUS discounts on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.
  • Reserve a Stamparatus TODAY.  Learn more about the “Cadillac” of stamp placement tools and how to reserve one.
  • BECOME A COLORING ARTIST:  Stampin’ Blends Markers available NOW.
Ready to place an order?  If your order is less that $150, use the Host Code SQJKNCDV and I will send you a sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP that is coming out in the new Occasions catalog in January.  Of course if your order is over $150, then use the Host rewards yourself!  I love to share new product with my loyal customers!

Happy Stamping and Shopping!


Don’t Miss out! The Stamparatus is on it’s way!

So what is your #1 biggest problem when Crafting?  I know that one of mine is lining stamps up and getting things straight.

I can’t wait to get the new Stamparatus from Stampin’ Up! to help me line up my images.  Here are a few of the features of this great new tool:

Why do YOU need a Stamparatus?? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Stampin’ Up! knows that this product will be very popular.  So they have setup a Stamparatus reservation window to manage the release of this product.  This window will be open from December 5–30.  Whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!  A couple of important facts to know about the reservation process.

  • 1 tool per customer (or demonstrator)
  • UPDATE!  Beginning March 19, Stampin’ Up! will ship the Stamparatus in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in the warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • The Stamparatus will be a regular product in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalog, starting June 1.

HERE ARE HELPFUL TIPS to reserve your Stamparatus. 
  1. Please go to my online store HERE.
  2. Create an account and/or be logged in before 2 pm MT on Dec. 5 (that is 4pm for those of us on the East Coast) for the fastest reservation experience.
  3. After clicking thru and reaching my on-line store above, Click on the Stamparatus Banner Ad, to be taken to the reservation page.  
  4. If you click the link early you will be notified the reservation window isn’t open yet.

Looking forward to teaching you more about the Stamparatus!

Happy Stamping!

the Stampin’ Up! Year End Sales Event is HERE!!

Happy December!     It is hard to believe that it is already December – but that means that the list of Retiring items for the Holiday catalog is out!  This is to make room for the new items in the upcoming Occasions (Spring) catalog!

This list is long and also has discounted embellishments and ribbons as well.  Note that embellishments, ribbons, etc. will go fast…  So if you want some of these items – don’t wait to order!!  You can Click HERE to see the complete list.

Based on this – there is a list of stamp sets and items that are carrying over for the spring.  This means that these items may be in the Annual catalog in June (but there is no guarantee).  Here is the list of Carryover items.  Thanks to Tami White for putting this list together!

Stamp Sets
ITEM    PAGE       DESCRIPTION               PRICE
145153   42           À moitié pleins (FR)      Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144999   42           Half Full                        Clear Set  $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144996   42           Half Full                        Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
145526   39           Ensemble à Noël (FR)  Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145416   39           Hearts Come Home      Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
145413   39           Hearts Come Home      Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144967   45           Labels to Love               Clear Set $21.00 USD/$28.00 CAD
144970   45           Labels to Love               Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145034   26           Nuit à Bethléem (FR)     Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
145282   26           Night In Bethlehem        Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144809   26           Night In Bethlehem        Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145169   49           Récolte au pinceau (FR) Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
144783   49           Painted Harvest               Photopolymer Set $21.00 USD/ $26.00 CAD
145044    7            Prêts pour Noël (FR)        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144823    7            Ready for Christmas        Photopolymer Set $27.00 USD/ $33.00 CAD
144948   47           Seasonal Chums             Clear Set $21.00 USD/ $28.00 CAD
144945   47           Seasonal Chums             Wood Set $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
145038   35           Souhaits en rafales (FR)   Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144820   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Clear Set $22.00 USD/$29.00 CAD
144817   34           Snowflake Sentiments       Wood Set $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD


145829    44           Envelopes 3×3                 $9.00 USD/ $11.75 CAD
144748    37           Foil Sheets Champagne   $4.00 USD/ $5.25 CAD
144687      5           Big Shot Quilt Top TIEF    $8.50 USD/ $11.25 CAD
144685    46           Big Shot Seasonal Tags Framelits       $29.00 USD/$38.00 CAD
144679      6           Big Shot Thinlits Christmas Staircase  $39.00 USD/ $51.00 CAD
144678    35           Big Shot Swirly Snowflakes Edgelits    $30.00 USD/$40.00 CAD
144676    26           Big Shot Bethlehem Edgelit                  $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD
144668    11           Punch Everyday Label                         $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144667    49           Punch Leaf                                          $16.00 USD/$21.50 CAD
144666    53           Punch Cat                                           $18.00 USD/$23.50 CAD
144645    44           Mini Pizza Boxes                                $6.00 USD/$8.00 CAD
144631    29           Ribbon Solid 1/8″ Real Red                $7.00 USD/$9.25 CAD
144628    13           Clear Acetate Boxes (NA)                  $6.50 USD/$8.50 CAD
144671    38           Big Shot Edgelits Hometown Greetings      $32.00 USD/$42.00 CAD

Ready to order?  If your order is under $150 then use the Host Code:  SQJKNCDV and I will send you a 6×6 sampler of the new Petal Passion DSP form the upcoming Occasions catalog.  Of course, if your order is over $150 then claim your own host benefits!

Cyber Monday – Free Shipping!

Don’t Miss Out on this 24-hour CYBER MONDAY Sale!

The SALE Begins tomorrow morning at 2am East Coast time (midnight MT) on Cyber Monday – November 27th. 

That is 10% off of your order!

If your order is under $150 then use the host code S9W6MBQN . and I will send you a sampler of the Petal passion DSP from the upcoming Occasions catalog!  Of course if your order is over $150, collect the Host Benefits for yourself!

Click HERE to place an order today! Supplies are limited so don’t wait!

Happy Stamping!


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  This is a card that I made a few years ago for a Fall swap using a Maple Leaf.

The Maple Leaf is stamp with Gold ink and embossed with Gold embossing powder on a piece of Cardstock vellum.  This is cut out and layered onto a piece of Designer paper that looks like Birch bark.

The background is the wood grain embossing folder.  You can brayer ink onto the inside of the embossing folder to add the color to the front of the cardstock.

I hope that everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving!

Talk to you soon!

Merry Little Christmas Handmade Card

Today I am sharing one of the handmade Christmas card that I made using the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper and the Merry Little Labels Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! for a swap in Salt Lake City at OnStage.  This handmade Christmas card is a center step fold card.

I love the elegant look of this Black and White Card for Christmas. This is most definitely a step out of the box for me with a handmade Christmas Card!  

Here are the details of this card!
Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 11″.
See below for a diagram for cutting the sides and the steps on the card. 

Warning – I had to cut this pattern a couple of times to get it right.  Then I would mark a piece and keep it as a pattern for the future!

1.  Score the cardstock at 4 1/2" and at 10".
2.  At the 9" mark - score in on each side 1".  To do this you will want to use the clear ruler that is on the top of your paper cutter.  Score into 1" and then raise the ruler and move the scoring blade to the 3 1/4" mark on the top ruler. Score to the other edge.
3.  Next at the 5 1/2" mark, raise the ruler and move your scoring blade in to the 1" mark on the top clear ruler and score to the 3 1/4" mark.
4.  Next Turn your cardstock and line up the side at the 1" mark.  Raise the clear ruler and cut in 1" from the edge of the score line at the 4 1/2" mark to the edge of the score line at the 10" mark.  Flip the cardstock and repeat on the other side.
Fold along the score lines.  You finished piece will look like this:

Now the fun part!  Time to decorate!

The two Side panels are 1" x 4 1/2".  So I cut a layer of Basic Black cardstock to 7/8" x 4 3/8" and a piece of the the Merry Little Christmas DSP to 3/4" x 4 1/4".

The Center panel is 2 1/4" x 4 1/2".  The Basic Black layer is 2 1/8" x 4 3/8" and the DSP is 2" x 4 1/4".  The front is 1" x 4 1/4".  The Basic Black layer is 7/8" x 4 1/8" with a 4" x 3/4" layer of Whisper White and a 5/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Black DSP.

The "Let it Snow" is stamped with the Merry Little Labels stamp set.  I used Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White cardstock.  This is layered onto a label cut using the punch on a piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  This label is layered on a piece of the Silver Glimmer paper cut from a medium die using the Lots of Label Framelits.

Last I cut the trees from Silver Glimmer paper using the Card Front Builder dies.  The deer is cut from a scrap of soft suede cardstock.

That's it!  A stunning WOW handmade Christmas Card.   Here are the products that were used to make this card:

Product List

Ready to place an order? Use the Host Code from the Order Button on the sidebar if your order is under $150. Of course if your order is over $150 then claim the Host Benefits for yourself.

Happy Stamping!

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!

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!


Cyber Monday & December Classes

Happy Cyber Monday!!  Today is the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extrvaganza and also Cyber Monday.  So Stampin’ Up! is offering a FLASH sale with select items at a large discount!  And today is the last day to win a chance at the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set with the coordinating thinlits!

24-Hour FLASH Sale! November 28 Only!

  • Flurry of Wishes Bundle  – $31.20
  • Bell Punch – 40% off!  $10.80
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform – 35% off!  $26.00
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack – 40% off!  $6.00
So Don’t miss out!  And to sweeten the pot – I am offering my own special for the Online Extravaganza!   … AND to sweeten this deal, I am offering a chance to win the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set and coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

Enter an order for $50 or more with the hostess code: 4AX6MRMT and you will be entered into a drawing to win this stamp set and framelits. I love this versatile stamp set that can be used for any occasion! If your order is over $100, you will receive two entries in the drawing. Winners will be announced on Tues. November 29th!

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And also – I have updated my December Calendar!

Friday December 16th
Daytime: 1pm to 4pm
Evening: 7pm

Need some packaging ideas for all of those Holiday gifts? I have lots of cute bags, gift card holders and packages to Wow your family and friends.  Check out some of the really cute ideas here:


Happy Shopping!!

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Stamp out Breast Cancer

SOBC 2015

It is that time of year again! 
Join us for our 6th Annual Stamp Out Breast Cancer event in Dracut, Massachusetts.

Once a year a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators join forces to hold a day long event to raise money for the Breast Cancer Awareness.  Everything used that day is donated so all money collected goes straight to the Making Strides Foundation!

Event Details

SOBC graphicOctober 24, 2015
Harmony Hall
1660 Lakeview Avenue
Dracut, MA

1 to 4 pm
$20 thru October 23rd or $25 at the Door

All Attendees receive:
* 5 Gorgeous cards
* Door prize:  Entry to win a prize basket of all the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to create these projects
* Many more raffle items includes a  Big Shot and full set of Markers
* Lots of Munchies
* Inspirational Display Boards

Can’t attend?  Make a donation and receive the full set of instructions for making these 5 cards.

Register or Donate HERE.

Sprinkles of Life Card

sprinkles of life

Today I have a handmade card made with the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and the coordinating Tree Builder Punch.

I love this stamp set!  It is so versatile with images to make139971S trees, ice cream cones, baskets of flowers and clouds!

This card is made from Calypso Coral and Very vanilla cardstocks.  The Designer paper is Pretty Petals.

The Very vanilla layer is embossed with the Butterfly embossing folder.    The basket for the flowers stamped with Soft Suede ink and shaded with a blender pen.  The flowers are stamped with Pear pizzazz ink and colored in with a blender pen and some Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink.  I also added a few Rhinestones for a little bling.  I used dimensionals to make the the flower pop and added a bow made frosprinkles cum calypso coral baker’s twine. 

The basket of flowers is highlighted on a circle of very vanilla vanilla cardstock layered onto a calypso coral scallop circle.

This is one of the cards that I designed for this month’s Stamping New England class.  Our theme for the month uses the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Pretty Petals Designer paper.

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I love the variety of colors and designs of paper that you get with the Pretty Petals Designer paper.

Place an order for $50 or more and receive the instructions for these projects for FREE. Just send me a message after you place your order and I will send you the link for the tutorials.

These projects use the following Basic Items:
  • (139971) Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set
  • (138295) Tree Builder Punch
  • (138442) Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack
  • (139001) Pretty Petals Cardstock
  • (100730) Whisper White Cardstock
  • (126974) Early Espresso Ink
  • (126953) Old Olive Ink
  • (126983) Calypso Coral Ink
  • (132708) Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Other Items to embellish your projects:
  • (138412) Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
  • (134554) Cherry Cobbler Striped Ribbon
  • (121790) Red Glimmer Paper
  • (135315) Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • (133520) Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • (119246) Rhinestone Brads
Ready to place an order? If your order is under $150, then use the hostess code HXCA4H7K and I will send you a ribbon sampler. Of course, if your order is over $150 – collect the hostess benefits for yourself!  You can Order HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have enjoyed checking out the Sprinkles of Life Projects!

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Cherry on Top Designer paper

Perfect Pennants Collage
Perfect Pennants cards

I just designed a few new cards using the Cherry on top Designer paper and the Perfect Pennants stamp set from Stampin’ Up! So I am offering these card designs to you for FREE for signing up for my newsletter! 

Stamp with Marilyn’s Newsletter goes out approximately 3 times a month and is packed full of paper crafting tips and tricks as well as new project ideas that you won’t see on my website or Facebook page.  Of course it also has specials and any new project tutorials that I am offering.

You can sign up for my newsletter HERE

Cherry on Top Designer paper