Top 10 Retiring Holiday Products

It’s hard to believe that December is here and it’s time to wish 2017 a fond farewell. The good news is that we are celebrating with a Stampin’ Up Year-End Sales Event; and you won’t want to miss it. You’ll be smiling over the fabulous deals on select retiring products which are only available while supplies last.

The Year-End Sales Event is happening now through January 2, 2018. Supplies are limited and customer favorites are likely to sell out quickly.  If you have had your eye on a product, please place it before it’s gone!

Shop now and be one of the first to get your hands on the Year-End Sales Event deals!

Here are some of my personal favorite Top 10 Retiring Products in alphabetical order:
Beach Little Christmas
Black Rhinestone Jewels
black rhinestones
Carols of Christmas (bundle – stamp & dies)
Foil Snowflakes
 foil snowflakes catalog image
Merry Little Labels (bundle – stamp & punch)
Season Like Christmas
Snowflake Sentiments (bundle – stamp & dies)
Spooky Cat
Watercolor Christmas
Winter Wonder Embossing Folder
 winter wonder EF image
All of these items and more are available for purchase while supplies last through my online store.  Just click here and happy shopping!
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!

Free Shipping on Mon Dec 11th

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Surprise!  Stampin’ Up! just announced that we are offering FREE SHIPPING for one day only – Monday, December 11th.  That’s a 10% savings on your entire order!

The best part is that you have time to get ready, to make the most of this deal, to check your list twice and to see who has been extra crafty and nice!

So if you have a wish list ready to go, or if you are considering placing an order — now is the time.  Please place it in my online store from 12:00 AM, December 11 to 11:59 PM (MT) — which is 2:00 AM Eastern Time!

Here are some shopping ideas to consider:  

Please contact me if I can assist you in anyway!  And, forward this email to anyone with my contact information — if you want something special for Christmas!

Free shipping runs from 12:00 AM, December 11 to 11:59 PM (MT).

For those of us in the Eastern Time Zone – it starts at 2:00 AM on Monday, Dec 11th and ends at 1:59 AM on Tuesday, Dec 12th!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!




Holiday Gift Giving with Stampin’ Up!

I just love the holiday season, but it’s easy to for time to slip away as we get caught up with decorating, holiday parties and other seasonal events.  To help simplify your gift giving, consider gifting the wonderful kits that Stampin’ Up! offers.  They are fabulous gift ideas for both beginner and experienced crafters, of all ages.


One of my favorite kits is Paper Pumpkin. It’s creative, unique, great for everyone from pre-teens on up, one-size-doesactually-fit-all, it’s delivered directly to the recipient for you, and you can purchase pre-paid gift subscriptions from 1 month to 1 year, so it fits any budget.  That is an awesome gift!  Just click on the link above to subscribe.

There are several other great kits found in the annual catalog on pages 8-17.  The Soft Sayings Card Kit (which comes with a refill kit) and Oh Happy Day Card Kit are both all-inclusive kits that include coordinating stamp sets, matching card bases and envelops and coordinating ribbons and embellishments.  They are ideal for a stamper who has some stamping supplies, but maybe not a lot of time to design.

The Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit and coordinating Hello Friend stamp set is a wonderful option for the more advanced stamper with a stash of crafting tools and supplies. 

And of course, purchasing bundles and/or selecting items within a product suite will provide you with many coordinating products that are sure to please the recipient!

Thank you for supporting my small business and following my blog.  I truly appreciate your support!  Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Tags & Trimmings

With the Christmas holiday ahead, buy these two coordinating products in the Tags & Trimmings bundle and save 10%. 
tags & trimmings bundle catalog image
Tags & Trimmings Clear-Mount Stamp Set — with 12 red rubber stamps — will add excitement when you’re wrapping your presents and make your gifts all the more special with handmade tags!  

Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies — with 19 dies — will create die-cut stocking-shaped pillow boxes perfect for treat packaging or home décor using your Big Shot machine.

Here’s a video with Holly from Stampin’ Up! to show you some tricks and tips of paper crafting with this bundle.  You’re going to want to have the versatility of this bundle in your crafting stash.  If the video does not load properly, click here.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up’s biggest annual sale of the year!!

I realize you are focused on the coming holidays, but wanted to alert you to something special happening on January 3, 2018.  It is every paper crafters most favorite Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration of the year.  With specials on new exciting stamps and products for customers, hostesses, new demonstrators and current demonstrators – there’s something fabulous for everyone!  Plus the new spring catalog is released!

What do Customers get?

For every $50.00 you spend, you earn free items featured in the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog to add to your craft stash – which provides you with lots of design choices when you create crafting hugs! 

  • The more you spend in the new spring catalog or in the current annual catalog, the more goodies you earn.
  • Choose ONE free Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item when you spend $50 (before ship/tax)
  • Choose ONE free Level 2 Sale-A-Bration items when you spend $100 (before ship/tax)
  • When you spend $150 or more, you will earn Sale-A-Bration items AND qualify for the usual Stampin’ Rewards (10% of your purchase total before tax and shipping)
  • There is No Limit to the number of Sale-A-Bration Rewards you can earn.
  • This year, the exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog items include: stamps, 2-step stamps, designer paper, card kits, coordinating card blanks and envelopes, memories & more card pack, ribbon packs and thinlit dies!  Wow!

You are invited to my launch party – featuring all the new items from the 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure on Saturday, January 6th. Enjoy make and takes, door prizes, ordering incentives, snacks and party favors.  Full details coming soon

A Great Time to Join Stampin’ Up! Family

Sale-A-Bration is one of the best times to test drive the many benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! family as a hobbyist and as a career demonstrator.  Joining is one of the best decisions I’ve made! Contact me at and we can set up a time to chat.  I love what I do and would love to share it with you!   And, I promise – no pressure! 

What do “NEW” demonstrators get?

  • $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 plus tax.  Shipping if FREE!!!
  • During Sale-A-Bration, you automatically earn two Sale-A-Bration items to enjoy crafting with and to promote your new business
  • Enjoy all the new Occasions products and those in the annual catalog at 20% off
  • VIP access to attend exclusive Stampin’ Up! events, business training and stamping inspiration – plus preview and preorder all the new and wonderful Stampin’ Up! products
  • Share what you love with your family & friends plus enjoy making new friends!
  • No risk. If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL Stampin’ Up! quarter, you will renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If not, you can “drop” with no penalty. (Note:  The best time to sign up is in January, you will have additional time to reach your minimums – as your first FULL Stampin’ Up quarter will end on June 30th!)

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Star of Light – 6 ways!

Add elegance to your Christmas projects with the graceful designs and sentiments in the Star of Light stamp set.   You can combine the images and sentiments to create classic Christmas cards and gift tags that have your personal touch.

star of light image

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set so that you can combine individual stamps to create the final image in the colors you want.  Check out these beautiful cards….

There is a coordinating die called Starlight Thinlits.  Unfortunately, it is not offered as a bundle but you’re going to want to purchase it because it creates gorgeous die cuts to embellish your projects.

And, here are two more cards just to tempt you further…

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


STAMPARATUS: New Reservation Window opens Dec 5th!

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The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided Stampin’ Up! with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled; in fact, your response was so amazing that Stampin’ Up! decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.

GOOD NEWS!  You don’t have to worry about not being able to reserve yours because there are no more ‘while supplies last” because EVERYONE can get their name on the reservation list through December 30, 2017.  Just a reminder, this is a RESERVATION not an order. You will receive a notification when your Stamparatus is in and you can officially “order” it so all you are doing is reserving it

The next reservation window will open AND remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the reservation window until December 30th. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

Please note the following changes:

  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM MT (4:00 PM ET) on December 5th
  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our 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.
  • In order to accommodate demand, Stampin’ Up! will not be offering a third window.   Instead, you’ll have to wait until June 2018 to order it when the new catalog is released. 

In short, the faster you get your name on the list and reserve your Stamparatus, the faster you’ll get it. And the first shipment day will be on 19th March and continue through the following months. 

What is Stamparatus and why do YOU NEED ONE?  It will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it! 

  • Make multiple stamped images with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp — it will be perfectly aligned!
  • 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

Need product details??  Click here to watch this video.  

  • Compatible with both Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Use the foam mat with photopolymer stamps, and remove the foam mat for red rubber stamps
  • It has rulers and gridlines for quick measuring and alignment
  • It has 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • It has 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • It has 2 magnets to hold the paper in place, and conveniently store underneath the base
  • Retail Price–$49.00 US

TO RESERVE YOUR STAMPARATUS – From the Stamparatus page on my Stampin’ Up! website here, click on the RESERVE link, which will take you to the reservation page. For step-by-step instructions, please see click here.

Reservation is accomplished by credit card.  Your 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.


Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


Seasonal Chums

seasonal chums catalog image

Looking for a super cute card, gift tag or treat bag topper for the holiday???  Check out the Seasonal Chum stamp set.  These double sided images (front and back) of the reindeer and snowman are super fun to color.  And, the stamp set and coordinating die is offered as a bundle — so you can save 10% when you purchase both — after all, you’re going to want both!

 seasonal chums bundle image

Look what happens when you pair the Snowman with Winter Fonder embossing folder (large beautiful snowflake) and Layering Circles Framelits??  Again, so simple.  Yet, super cute!

seasonal chums card sample

And, paired with some designer paper, hot cocoa mix and marshmallows — you have a great gift for a co-worker or teacher.

seasonal chums

Did you notice the gift tag?  Yes, you can create fun seasonal gift tags in record time — simply stamp, die cut the stamped image and fold it.  And hooray, you have a tag that even has a hole for the ribbon!  It doesn’t get any simpler to spread holiday cheer.

The Season Chums bundle is available for purchase from my on-line store.  Just click here or on any of the product links provided.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!



Basket of Wishes

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Basket of Wishes is one of my favorite stamp sets.  It is one of those classic stamp sets that will quickly find its place among your favorites.   These country images can be mixed and matched for almost any season, and with any sentiment.

basket of wishes catalog image

Strawberries for spring, daisies and succulents for summer and sunflowers and pumpkins for fall.  And there are three types of traditional baskets — a pint basket, a bushel basket and a flower basket.  And, these image are perfect for using any coloring technique — new Stampin’ Blends; new watercolor pencils which can be used dry or wet using a blender pen or aqua painter; or the Stampin’ Write Markers.  

basket of wishes sample

All of these items may be purchased from my on-line store — just click here, on the product links provided, or the SHOP tab above. 

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!


End Of Year Sale

The countdown to year-end deals and discounts has begun!

Stampin’ Up! is ending 2017 with a bang! This is your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals.  This list contains all of the retiring and surplus items featured in the Year-End Sales Event. 

The items in the sale are last-chance and limited-inventory and will no longer be available for purchase after January 2, 2018. 

These items are available only while supplies last!  Please please check my online store for the most up-to-date information.

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!