Many Uses of Memories & More Card Packs

Have you checked out the Memories & More — four different designs on page 193-194?  These are coordinating packs of cards that make craft projects fun, quick and easy.  The designs and colors were carefully chosen to coordinate with other product suites.  The cards are perfect for:

  • card making
  • memory keeping
  • home décor projects like shadow boxes and samplers
  • any other project you can imagine. 

These are definitely a budget friendly crafting supply!  For just a $10 investment, you can make a stack of cards!   Each pack includes 52 double-sided 3″ x 4″ cards, 2 each of 26 designs; 20 double-sided 4″ x 6″ cards, 2 each of 10 designs; plus embellishments such as stickers, foil die cuts and acetate overlays.  All you need is some snail adhesive, card blanks and envelopes. 


Petal Garden card pack will make breathtaking cards using the following colors of Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White.


Perfect Days card pack will make fun-loving cards using Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.


Color Theory card pack will make great all-occasion cards all year long using Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Soft Suede


And finally, Bundle of Love card pack uses soft pastel cards using Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky & Very Vanilla.

Check back to see what I’ve made with the Petal Garden Memories & More Card pack!

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


Colorful Seasons

Colorful Seasons and Color Theory Product Suite

Have you looked at the nature-inspired colors and images on Page 146-147 in your Annual Catalog.  The Colorful Season stamp set has all of the beautiful seasons – spring, summer, fall and winter – wrapped into ONE  great stamp set.  The Seasonal Layers Thinlit die set enhances your design with coordinating dies with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. The Color Theory Designer Series paper stack has beautiful seasonal colors in Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Whisper White using colorful designs – a paint chip style, ombre color variation, wood grain and paint crackle.

I just love, love, love this product suite for the following reasons.

  • It can be used year round for any occasion – birthdays, encouragement, thinking of you, sympathy, get well, retirement….the possibilities are endless.
  • 24-piece photopolymer stamp set that works with multiple techniques, including 2-step stamping with six fabulous sentiment stamps with wonderful fonts!
  • 17-piece Layering Framelits dies — solid and lacy maple leaves, delicate snowflakes, beautiful blossoms, rugged tree branch, relaxing Adirondack chair and scallop edge piece.
  • Plus, it coordinates with matching ribbons, glitter enamel dots and 72-piece memories & more card pack with extra embellishments.

All of these items and more are available for purchase using my on-line store.

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


Sneak Peek: Carols of Christmas

For the month of August, you have the special opportunity to purchase the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set, Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, or both in a bundle (and save 10%) a month before it is even released in the holiday catalog.

***If you earned Bonus Day coupons in July, they can be used to purchase these products.  Just click on the SHOP tab above or any of the links.


The stamp set includes two large sentiments which can be the focal point of your card design.  Here, I showcased the sentiment with silver heat embossing powder with simple layers of Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Silver Foil and Vellum cardstock and bow tied with Cherry Cobbler satin ribbon (retired).

This stamp set is so versatile that it can be used for years to come!  The first card design is just a classic design with traditional colors — .  And, here is another card design using the exact same sentiment — do you think anyone would recognize it from the previous year?  Probably not.

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For this second card, I sponged a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Peekaboo Peach and Garden Green ink.  Next, I stamped the tree image from Lovely as Tree using Archival Basic Black ink.  After waiting for the sponged ink to dry, I  swiped my Embossing Buddy are the card front piece to prevent extra embossing powder from sticking to my project.  Then, I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark, applied silver embossing powder and heat seat the sentiment with my heat tool.  To create the skyline, I first die cut the moon and stars from the Card Front Builders thinlits and then matted the piece on Silver Foil to allow the moon and stars to shine through the die cut holes.

And here is a quick video with other great card making ideas from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll love the idea on how to dress up the family photo!

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




Dimensionals – Regular, Mini and Strips

What are Dimensionals?  Double-sided, adhesive foam dots that instantly bond and create depth and dimension to your craft project.  These days, dimensionals come in different shapes and sizes — Regular come in 3/8″ hexagon dots, Minis are 1/4″ hexagon dots and Foam Strips are 1/8″ wide by 9″ long strip.  They can be mixed, matched and cut to fit.   They are perfectly sized for all your crafting needs – to pop up various design elements and to create shaker cards!

These items are available from my on-line store.  Just click on the SHOP tab above or the link below.

Regulars #104430

Minis #144108

Foam Strips #141825

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


Don’t miss out on these July Promotions!

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EARN IN JULY, from July 1 – 31! 

  • For every $50 spent, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 1 – 31, 2017.
  • Keep Your Codes!  Save both the electronic copy of email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND a printed version of the email to put some place safe.
  • Codes cannot be re-sent, recovered or transferred.  Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via your email.
  • No Limit!  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or the number of orders you place throughout the duration of the promotion.

REDEEM  IN AUGUST, from Aug 1 -31!

  • No Limit!  There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • What Will You Use Your Coupon Codes For?  Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any Stampin’ Up! product and brand new prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits (1, 3, 6 and 12 month fixed subscriptions).  Coupons cannot be used on Starter Kits, Stampin’ (Host) Rewards and existing Paper Pumpkin month to month subscriptions.  

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Not only will you save 10% when you bundle between August 1 and 31, you may use your Bonus Days coupons to purchase the Carols of Christmas items (or your choice of products).  

Christmas in July promotion


The $99 Starter Kit is a fabulous way to purchase $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products, and in July you’ll recieve an additonal $72 worth of BONUS products in the Free Essentials Gift Pack!  What’s in the Free Essentials Gift Pack:  two D-sized acrylic blocks, snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, bone folder and Carols of Christmas stamp set.  And, Stampin’ Up! will ship it directly to your home for FREE for even more savings!

Plus, there is no risk, no penalty to drop and no obligation to purchase anything further.  Contact me to learn more.

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





July’s Demonstrator Start Kit Promotion

If you have ever considered the idea of joining the Stampin’ Up! family of demonstrators — NOW IS THE TIME!  When you purchase the $99 Starter Kit in July (1 – 31), you’ll get $125 in YOUR CHOICE of Stampin’ Up! products for $99 (that’s $26 in FREE product) PLUS receive a BONUS Essentials Gift Pack (that’s an added $72 value) including:

  • Paper Snips ($10 value).  One of my absolute favorite Stampin’ Up! tools!  
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($7 value).  No mess and easy to use!
  • Grid Paper ($11 value).  Keep your work surface neat and tidy with measurements handy.
  • Two Clear Blocks (D) – (one for you and one for a stamping friend!) ($17 value)
  • Bone Folder ($7 value).  Add a little curl, score a card center or press the perfect fold!
  • BONUS:  Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog ($20 value).  A “must-have” for the holidays.

Plus your kit ships for FREE!  All together you save over $120 dollars by joining in July!  This allows you to spend your starter kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!


  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product.  Products in the kit can be from any current catalog, including 10% off bundles. The kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • Fill your wish list at a minimum 20% discount:  Once you purchase the $99 Starter Kit and join, you can stock up and save 20% or more on your favorite Stampin’ Up! paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free and discounted products thru Stampin’ Rewards and Stampin’ Up! promotions.
  • Be first!  Preview and pre-order new products a month in advance–one of my favorite benefits.  The holiday catalog demonstrator pre-order begins Aug. 1.  The Occasions Catalog demonstrator pre-order begins Dec. 1.  So you can have even more fun with your discount in the days ahead!
  • Earn extra money and/or free products!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  
  • Almost 6 months to test drive benefits & discounts.  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits. Stampin’ Up! quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, July – Sept., Oct. – Dec.   July is the start of a quarter (by joining now you have the extra benefits of a partial quarter) so you would have until Dec. 31 (Oct. – Dec. is the first full quarter) to reach your first $300 in sales to renew for Jan. – March.
  • No penalty to drop!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter (Dec. 31), you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter.  If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!

JOIN THRU ME!  I welcome hobbyists and offer a positive, pressure-free, rewarding and resourceful community for passionate paper crafters!

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


Bonus Days are Here!

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Has your wish list grown since the new catalog came out?
Then treat yourself to Bonus Days!
For every $50 you spend in July, you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in August. No wonder this special was so popular last year!
Plus, there is no limit to how many coupons you can earn!  So shop all month, stock up on your supplies and enjoy additional benefits in August.
Here are the details:
  • Earning period: July 1–31, 2017
  • To redeem your coupons, simply enter the bonus coupon number(s) during checkout at my online store or let me know when I place the order on your behalf. Bonus coupons can by used for product orders and can not be applied to shipping or taxes.
  • An email address is required to participate as your Bonus Days coupon codes are delivered via email.  Please be sure to save those emails!

Carols of Christmas

Stampin’ Up! is giving you the opportunity to jump start your Christmas cards with a pre-release of their Carols of Christmas stamp set.  That’s right, you can order this stamp set in August, before the Holiday Catalog is released in September!

Carols-of-Christmas samples

Here is the stamp set:

Carols of Christmas stamp set - july promotion

There is also coordinating framelit dies that you can bundle with the stamps and save 10%.  And, if you have Bonus Days coupon codes from your July purchase, you can redeem them to purchase this bundle!

So enjoy shopping in July so that you can redeem your rewards in August!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspirations for a wonderfully creative day!


Daisy Punch is on Back-Order, Again!

It turns out that the daisy punch is highest selling punch in the last five years!  In fact, it is the most sought after punch that Stampin’ Up! has ever produced!   It is once again on back-order status.

The next order of punches will arrive approximately August 1, 2017.


So if you would like to place a back-order for either the Daisy Punch or the Daisy Delight Bundle and to receive your item around August 1st,  then place your order today and within the next few hours!

Beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 7th at 10:00 AM Eastern Time, Stampin’ Up! will be temporarily remove these items from my on-line store.  These items will not re-appear or be available to order until the next shipment of punches is received and back-orders are filled.

In the meantime, my Daisy Punch and Daisy Delight stamp set is available for your crafting pleasure.  Just give me a call to set up a play date!  LOL!

Until next time, sending you crafting hugs!






Two New Promotions for July!

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Because of the fun you have in July, August is going to be great!    Stampin’ Up! is is offering a special promotion called Bonus Days!  With every $50 you spend during July, you’ll receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed in August.  Does it get any better than that!?  You’re going to LOVE cashing in those $5 coupons in August!  If you like to read “the fine print,” you can read the Bonus Days Q&As here.

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons participants can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.  Please remember to save those emails as they contain the special codes for cashing in those $5 coupons!


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Special Promotion for Joining Stampin’ Up! in July

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! During July, you can join my team with a special Starter Kit offer.  Not only can you purchase the Starter Kit ($125 of YOUR CHOICE of product for only $99 and FREE SHIPPING), but you’ll also receive an Essentials Gift Pack for free (that’s a $72 added value):

  • 114845 – D Block (two of them!)
  • 130148 – Grid Paper
  • 103579 – Paper Snips
  • 104332 – SNAIL Adhesive
  • 102300 – Bone Folder
  • 144804 – Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (a must-have set from the Holiday Catalog)

The Essentials Gift Pack can be for you, or you can bundle it up as a wonderful gift to a friend.  What a great collection of products every stamper needs!

Why July?  There’s another great reason to join in July – that’s when demonstrators will see the new Holiday Catalog.  Woo hoo!  We will be able to pre-order from this new catalog on August 1, and we are ready to share it with our customers.  What an exciting time!

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