Join my Team


Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?  For the next two weeks, from October 7th to the 21st, you can join my team for just $25!  Just to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25th Birthday!!  You can watch a short video about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator here.

So here are the details:

The $25 Starter Kit is for 2 weeks only – October 8th to the 21st. The $25 Starter Kit includes

  • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (it must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
  • Business pack which includes
    • A box of annual catalogs
    • A package of the current seasonal catalog
    • Getting Started DVD
    • Customer Order Forms
    • Customer postcards
Additional benefits include:  30% off your first order as a demonstrator (20% instant income on all orders after that) and you will be able to choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December) I have  a great Demo team.  My team is very creative and we all work together to share classes and ideas….  and you have me as your upline.  I am dedicated to helping my team members build the type of business they want.  Our next Demonstrator retreat is October 25th to the 27th on Cape Cod. Contact me today for more details or click Join Now to signup. signature line-003    

World Card Making Day

  100_9851e1 Happy World Card Making Day!!  I unfortunately won’t be making any cards today as I am visiting my daughter at college for Parents weekend.  So will be watching football games and enjoying the college life again! But I wanted to showcase this secret garden card that one of my Stampin’ Friends made a couple of weeks ago.  I absolutely love this card! It is a 5 1/4″ square card made with midnight muse and very vanilla cardstock.   The flowers are stamped with daffodil delight and cut out with 100_9850e the coordinating Secret Garden framelits.  The leaves are stamped with marina mist.  The butterfly is from the Papillon Potpourri set. The designer paper is Print Poetry from the spring catalog. The ribbon is midnight muse.   Enjoy your day!!  I hope everyone has a great day and receives a beautiful card for World Card Making Day! signature line-003          

October Specials – every Thursday

Stampin’ UP! has reached a milestone–250 posts on our customer blog–and we want to celebrate with you and your customers! Beginning Thursday October 3, we will begin a series of Thank You Thursdays posts, where we will offer discounted products for one day only (while supplies last)! Visit the STampin’ Up! Customer blog each Thursday in October to see the new deal. And thank you for helping to make our blog an inspiring place to be! halloween-washi-tag                   Today’s Deal-Designer Washi Tape! Choose from one (or all three) of the designer Washi Tapes below!
Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape Regular Price $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN Sale Price  $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN   *Please note-The discounted price will appear at checkout.*
  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
Regular Price $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN Sale Price  $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN   *Please note-The discounted price will appear at checkout.*
Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape Regular Price $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN Sale Price  $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN   *Please note-The discounted price will appear at checkout.*
  So I have opened an order code for a mystery hostess.  Use the hostess code VEF6TGM3 and you have a chance to be my mystery hostess for the week!   signature line-003

12 Weeks of Christmas starts tomorrow!

It is hard to believe that it is already October and time for the 12 Weeks of Christmas!!  You don’t want to miss this one!! 100_9852_1 Starting tomorrow – Thursday October 3rd – I will be sending a special Christmas idea to everyone on my mailing list.   There will be card ideas, gift ideas that you can make and gift packaging ideas! So to receive the 12 Weeks of Christmas in your mailbox, just signup for my mailing list.  If you already receive my weekly newsletters, then you are all set.   If not, you can signup here. You will not be sorry! signature line-003      

Register now for Stamp Out Breast Cancer


Join me and my team on October 19th at Harmony Hall in Dracut, MA to help us Stamp out Breast Cancer!  This is our 4th year and promises to be a great day!!  Lots of stampin’ fun making the 5 cards above.  Also, lots of prizes and give-aways!

All supplies are being donated so 100% of the funds collected go to the Making Strides Foundation!  Last year, we raised over $3,000!  Help us to break the $3,500 mark this year!

You can check out the details and register here.

I hope to see you there!!

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Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Card Directions

Like the cards from my Christmas Stamp–a-Stacks? 100_9800 I made two sets of cards.  One designed withmas Stamp-a-Stacks? the Season of Style Designer paper and the Christmas Collectibles Stamp set.   100_9814e The second set of cards were made with the Winter Frost designer  paper and the Festive Flurries Stamp set and coordinating thinlit dies. You can get a full set of directions for these cards with an order of $35.  So select a card set or both. These are the items that you need to make the two sets of cards:
Season of Style Cards – uses crumb cake, cherry cobbler and old olives cardstocks and inks
  • Christmas Collectibles Bundle – (ornament and punch)  133283  $27.95
  • Season of Style designer paper – 132340 12×12 paper  or 132181 for the 6×4 pad
  • Season of Style wash tape – 132155  $4.95
Winter Frost Cards – uses island indigo, coastal cabana, silver glimmer paper and silver foil card stocks.  Island Indigo, coastal cabana and silver inks.
  • Winter Frost designer paper – 132341 – $12.95 (the small pad does not have the two foil sheets)
  • Festive Flurries Bundle (stamps and framelits)  133285  $46.95
  You can enter an order here.   This link takes you to my Stampin’ Up! site.  Click on the SHOP in the upper right corner which takes you to my online store.   YOu can select the items from the catalog categories on the left or enter the item numbers in the search field.  At the end of the order use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 for this order.  You have a chance to win the hostess benefits for this weekend.  I will be drawing a name from the people that place orders before Sunday at 6pm.    That is $30 in FREE Stampin’ Up! merchandise! Once you have placed your order, I will send you a link with the directions for the cards!   Thanks for checking in and Happy Stampin’ signature line-003  

12 Weeks of Christmas is Coming

Good morning!!  Those of you that have been with me for a couple of years know that each year I publish a 100_9832_e1 sequence of Christmas Ideas running for the 12 weeks before Christmas.  Well – Oct.1st is the 12th week before Christmas! These ideas are beautiful cards and gift ideas and available only to people on my newsletter list!!  So if you aren’t on my newsletter list – you will want to sign up now!!   My newsletter is sent weekly and has information on Stampin’ Up! specials, card kits and classes that I am offering.  Over the past 3 months, I have been working to take my classes on line.  So you no longer need to be in the Boston area to participate in my classes!   You can click on this link to sign up for my weekly newsletter! Newsletter button Each month, I select a stamp set, designer paper and a few supplies to make a set of cards and teach a technique.  I then offer that “bundle” of items and will send the technique video as well as the full instructions for the cards with an order over $35.   All the details are in my newsletter each month! See my post about the Christmas stamp-a-stack of cards for information about ordering the products for the September Bundle.   Happy Stampin’ signature line-003  

Thinlit Die Christmas card

Another card from my  Cards that Move series using the Circle thinlit Die.  This is a Christmas card that is made with the Season of Style Designer paper and the Ornament Keepsakes set which is still available. 100_9829_e1This card is actually a CASE (copy and steal everything) from one of my downlines, Michele Lacerda.  Michele is one of  several really great card designers in my downline.  i have a very talented downline and we have a great time when we all get together! In fact, our weekend retreat is coming up.  Want to join us on Cape Cod for a Girls’ weekend on October 26th?  Join my group! We meet monthly to share ideas and stamp.   I have the best team!   I have been a STampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 12 years (next week) and I am always learning something new from one of my team members.  You can watch a short video about becoming a Stampin’ Up! Dmonstrator here. So back to this card.  I used the diagonal stripe from the Season of Style designer paper in the Holiday catalog with accents using Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The ornament is stamped with Old Olive ink. and cut out using the coordinating Ornament keepsakes framelits.  Don’t forget to stamp two ornaments.  One for each side of the circle. And I really think the bling with the Champaign Glitter paper makes this card. Check out my Cards that Move Class on October 2nd at 7pm.  Cards that Move 2 is on October 22nd at 7pm.  You can Register here:
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 Not local to me??  Don’t fret.  Place an order of $35 or more from my website and receive detailed instructions and a technique video for my cards that move class. You can place an order here.  Use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 and you have a chance to be the mystery hostess this week! Happy Stampin’ signature line-003

More with Thinlit Dies & Halloween

Here is another example of the new Circle thinlit die and a Halloween card that moves!  I love the ease of these new dies in making the flip cards. 100_9828_e I used the Witches’ Brew designer paper with black card stock and the Halloween Bash Stamp set. The bat in the middle of the circle card flips around as the center of the circle is cut out.     Want to learn how to make this card?  Stop by my Cards that Move Class – Part 1 on Wednesday October 2nd!!  Not local to me?  Place a $35 order and receive a link to this technique video and full instructions on how to make this card.  Use the hostess code SGC3GEV7 and earn a chance to be the mystery hostess for this week.  I will be closing this order next Sunday the 29th! You can Register here for my Cards that Move class:
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Thinlit dies and more Flip Cards

The theme for my upcoming October technique classes is cards that move.  With the new thinlit dies, these cards have become so much easier to make!100_9823_e1   This is a card that I designed yesterday using the SoHo Subway designer paper with the By the Tide Stamp set.   I added a little flair to the card by making the shell spin within the circle of the thinlit.     100_9826     To do this you need the circle framelits to cut out the center of the circle on the card.   Like this card?  This is one of the cards that I will teaching how to make at my Cards that Move Technique Classes in October.   Cards that Move Part 1 Wednesday October 2nd  7pm and Cards that Move Part 2 Wednesday October 23rd 7pm You can attend one class or both.  Each class will teach techniques for making different types of interactive cards.  You can register here via paypal:  
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Holiday Cards Stamp a Stack

It is never too early to get started on those Holiday cards!  How can it already be mid-September??


 I have been working on design for seveal sets of Holiday cards.   These are just a few of the cards that I have ready to go.

 100_9814e The first set is made with the Season of Style Designer paper and the second set is made with the Winter Frost designer paper with all the beautiful shades of blue and silver. Like these cards?  Well, I am offering two opportunities to make these cards.   Join me for a Stamp-a-Stack of Holiday cards 1.  Monday September 16th at 6pm at Sal’s Pizza in Woburn, MA.  Sal’s is at 299 Washington St. in Woburn (in Cummings Park). or 2.  Friday September 20th at 7pm in my Creative Playground. You can register for either location below!
Holiday Stamp-a-Stack
Woburn or Tewksbury
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Thinlit Card Dies – 2 Holiday samples

LPHeader_thinlits_Demo_7.19.13   Here are a couple of new cards that I made with the new Thinlit Card Dies.  These new dies are fantastic!  The dies make a flip card a quick piece of work! I made my cards with the Winter Frost designer paper in the Holiday Mini catalog.  The first stamp set is the Jewish Celebrations set that is still available from last year’s Holiday catalog.  I love the colors of blue in this designer paper. 100_9804 The card base is Island Indigo with an accent of silver glitter paper cut with the Labels collection framelits.  The images are stamped with island indigo ink. The inside of the card is layered with more Winter Frost designer paper and a piece of coastal cabana card stock.  The message shalom is stamped and added to the inside of the flip portion of the card. 100_9805     The second card uses the same format with the thinlit die to make the flip card with the same designer paper.  But the stamps are Christmas ornaments from the Christmas Collectables set.   100_9806               100_9807 I love the Winter Frost designer paper with the two sheets of metallic patterned paper.    The Shalom card uses the striped metallic designer paper on the background and going down the fold on the inside of the card.   The Christmas card uses the metallic designer paper with the mosaic pattern on the flip portion of the card.     So which metallic paper do you like better?  Let me know your vote – the metallic strip or the metallic with the mosaic pattern!  

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Envelope Punch Board

b1_EnvelopePunch_demo_aug1513_NA  The New Envelope Punch Board is here!!  This fantastic new tool from Stampin’ Up! lets you make quick and

fast custom envelopes of any size to match your handmade cards!  Easy to use as Pie!  Check out the video Here.

You are going to love this new tool!!

I am sure they will sell quickly and be put on backorder.  So order yours now and use the hostess code:  BZPERKX4

before the end of the weekend.  Maybe you will be the mystery hostess for the weekend!

I will be selecting the mystery hostess on Monday evening.

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Butterflies Galore!! – Papillon Potpourri on sale


From now until September 30th, the Papillion Potpourri set is 15% off with purchase of the punch!!  I love love love this set!!  It is a


 perfect set to use for embellishments for any card or scrapbook page!!

 A definite go to set for any paper crafter.

You can check out the details HERE.

Here is a card that I made earlier this year with this set and some

scraps of designer paper.

DON’T go away yet!!  Since MOnday is a Holiday, SU has announced the new Best of 25 Stamp set for September a couple of days early! NA_25Year_Best_of_Stamps_flyers_best_of_autumn_NA_rdax_215x278

I have already ordered my set  since these are several of my favorite FALL Images.

You can place an order HERE on my website.  Use the hostess code

BZPERKX4 when placing your order and maybe you will be the

Mystery Hostess for Labor Day weekend!!  Who doesn’t like FREE

crafting supplies?

Enjoy your long weekend!

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Whitewashed Watercolor Technique

Here is another whitewashed watercolor card using the Secret Garden stamp set.   I am teaching this technique 100_9407
 on Thurs. evening at 7pm.  Class   cost is $17.  YOu can register for the class here.
    Can’t make the class but want to learn the technique?  Place an order of $35 or more on my website with the hostess code BZPERKX4 and I will send you a link to a video demoing this technique and a file with the layout for these cards plus 2 more from my technique class.   Just enter this code BZPERKX4 in the line for hostess code when you select the items that you want to order.  You can order here.   To make these cards you need the following items:
  • Secret Garden stamp set or another outline stamp set such as Flower shop or Fabulous Florets
  • White Craft ink pad and white embossing powder
  • An Aqua Painter
  • 3-4 ink colors (can be markers or ink pads)
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