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!

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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

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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

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New Projects

Today I spent the day working on some new projects to share with all of you!  I decided that I would update the gift for signing up for my newsletter….  So these 6 cards use the Cherry on Top Designer Paper and one of my favorite Stamp sets, Perfect Pennants! 
Pennants CollageThis stamp set is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions!Untitled-12
Over the past year this has become one of my go to stamp sets – especially for Birthday cards!


The Cherry on Top Designer Paper is a great colorful paper for this year and a perfect compliment for these cards! 

I am really loving these cards!  Stay tuned for more information on how to get these cards!

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Handmade Card

Love is Kindness CardToday I have a handmade card using the Stampin’ Up! Love is Kindness stamp set.  This card was designed by one of my regular stampers, Michelle, at my Stamp a Stack on Monday night at Sal’s Pizza in Woburn.

This card is made using Strawberry Slush cardstock with the coordinating Strawberry Slush Polka dot paper from the Designer Series Pack.  

This is one of the in-colors that is retiring this year.  I will miss this color and coastal cabana!  But there is always another new color to get addicted too!  LOL

Anyway – back to the details of the card.

Michelle stamped the tulip image using Strawberry Slush ink and the Love is Kindness stamp set.  The butterflies are stamped using Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight inks with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set.

Need some Spring cards??  I am hosting a Scrapbooking and Project Day on Sunday in Marilyn’s Creative Playground.   I have a sets of cards ready to go with this set, Love is Kindness,  Sheltering Tree staScrapbook Collage2mp set, and For Peep’s Sake.  The fee is $15 for 6 cards and $20 for 10 cards.

Want to Scrapbook and have a Current Scrapbook project??  the Fee is $15 for the day.  Don’t have a current scrapbook project?  I have 2 Project Life Scrapbook layouts designed including a  Holiday scrapbook and an Everyday Scrapbook that can be finished in a day ..  I finished these books in less than 2 hours! Cost is $40 which includes everything; Your fee for the day, the book, 10 double sided pages (20 actual pages), pre-cut cardstock, and embellishments.  And most importantly – a full set of color directions.

You can register below:
Scrapbook Type

Need more info?   Send me a message at

I hope to see you on Sunday!

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Paper Pumpkin is Here for March

Have you checked out Paper Pumpkin recently?  Stampin’ Up! has really stepped it up with the monthly subscription program.  Here is the March Paper Pumpkin.March Paper Pumpkin

Paper pumpkin is a monthly crafting subscription that comes directly to you each month for just $19.95 (includes shipping).  That’s it  – not additional fees for shipping or tax!

Each project contains all the ingredients, including the stamp set and ink to make the project for the month.  March’s kit makes 8 cards.  All you need to add is an adhesive!!

And even better, during Sale-a-bration, Paper Pumpkin is on SALE and you can earn SAB benefits!  So why not try it out?

3 months is $54.85 which is $4 off! (137859)
6 months is $113.70  which is $1 off  per month (137860)  – that’s 2 SAB items!


To Order – go to my Store HERE and enter the item number from above.  The system will prompt you for your SAB items which you can see HERE.  And don’t forget about the 4 new SAB items!

Use the Hostess code ZPCMU2AZ and receive a FREE Ribbon sampler from Me!!

Happy Stamping!
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Weekly Stampin’ Up! Specials

CM1634BHave you signed up for my newsletter??  I publish my newsletter twice a month and offer exclusive ideas, tips and tricks that you don’t want to miss!  You can sign up HERE.

Here are the specials for the week of Feb. 17th to the 24th!!

Interested in some of the specials? Don’t forget about Sale-a-bration! What is Sale-a-bration? For every $50 in product that you purchase, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog! Check it out HERE.  Use the Hostess Code EDT3FXEW and receive a special gift from me! …. of course, if your order is over $150 – collect the Hostess benefits yourself!

Happy Stamping!
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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Specials


Weekly Stampin’ Up! Specials

Here are the weekly specials from Stampin’ Up! for this week!

Ready to place an order? If your order is under $150, use the Hostess code: EDT3FXEW and receive a special gift from me!!  Click HERE.

Weekly Stampin’ Up! Specials

Here are the specials for this week:  Jan. 20th to the 27th!