Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Special Host Code for BOGO Sale

With the BOGO Sale just around the corner, I decided to create a special host code for those who would like to participate in the BOGO Sale but may not be able to actually attend in person. Here's what I'm offering:

  • Place an online order of any amount and use this special host code during checkout: X4VJ2R43
  • I will put together a grab bag of retired products for you! For example, if you place an order of $30 (before shipping and tax), I'll pull $30 worth of products for you from my stash.
  • The only additional cost is the shipping of the products to you. Generally, the flat rate envelope is $6.85, flat rate small box is $7.20 and a medium flat rate box is $13.65 (US only).
    Simply pay the shipping amount via PayPal to
  • And, if your order reaches the $50 amount (before shipping and tax) you also qualify for one number on the 50/50 Board. It's your opportunity to win a $50 stamping shopping spree from me! 
So, you have from now until June 30th to place your order with this special host code to qualify for the BOGO deals!

Happy Shopping and Saving!

Abstract Impressions Bundle - Don't you just love bundles?

Bundles are a great way to save on your favorite stamping products! The Abstract Impressions bundle includes the stamp set as well as the Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies and the best part is you save 10% when you purchase these products in the bundle (compared with purchasing them separately).

Just check out these beautiful samples made with this wonderful bundle.

Isn't this the cutest picture frame? This cute frame could also quickly be turned into a card front, too! Below are the supplies used with this cute project:

There are even more bundles scattered throughout the new 2018 - 2019 Annual Catalog. Take a look at the PDF version (54 MB) of the catalog or see all the amazing products on my Online Store.

Happy Stamping and creating,

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Annual BOGO Sale is Coming!

It's that time of year again - BOGO Sale time! This is one event of the year you don't want to miss! Every year Stampin' Up! retires LOTS of amazing products and, as a demonstrator, I can no longer use them in my classes and events. So, I need to clear out my retired stash and you get to snag some deals! 

Here's how it works:

  • Make any purchase from the new Annual Catalog.
  • Receive the same amount (before shipping and tax) in retired products from my stash for FREE! You get to pick the products you'd like!
  • There are tons of retired products to choose from - card stock, ink pads, embellishments, Big Shot dies and embossing folders, ribbon and so much more!

Just take a look at SOME of the retired products that will be in my BOGO Sale. (This is just a small sampling of what will be available.)

In addition to all this card stock, I also have lots of 12 X 12 Designer Series Paper.

Big Shot Framelits, embossing folders and other tools (like punches!) will be available.

No way could I take pictures of all the accessories and ribbons I have. (I'm a ribbon and paper junkie!)

This is only one of several boxes of stamps.

If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and would like the exact address location, please send me a message. I hope you'll be able to join me on Saturday, June 30th for this annual event!

Happy Stamping,

Monday, June 18, 2018

Embossing With Framelits? Yes! It's Possible!

Embossing with Framelits is now possible with the all new Big Shot Embossing Mats from Stampin' Up! I was so excited watching this video from Stampin' Up! Just think of all the embossing possibilities you now have with just Framelits!

Isn't that the coolest thing? It's so simple to do, too!

There's now a whole new level of versatility with Framelits that I can't wait to explore!

Shop for these and all your stamping (and embossing!) supplies 24/7 through my Online Store.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Share What You Love Early Release Bundles for May

I don't know about you but I get very excited when Stampin' Up! bundles products together because that means SAVING money!

And this month (May 2018), the bundle of products Stampin' Up! have put together are even better because these are sneak peek products! That's right! They are being released early and the only way to get them this month is by purchasing one of the bundles.

Read to see these bundles? 

I've listed the bundles below but for more detailed information, click on the title of the bundle.

There are 3 bundles to choose from:

Just Getting Started Bundle 

A Little More, Please Bundle:

Gotta Have It All Bundle:

Below is a closeup of the Statement of My Heart Single Stamp:

The only way to receive the Statement of My Heart stamp set pictured above is in the Gotta Have it All Bundle. It will not be available for purchase in the new catalog.


Stampin' Up! has even created a video featuring these three bundles.

Check out these adorable samples are made with products in these bundles:

May is the month you're going to want to purchase your Share What You Love Bundle! In June, these items will be available for individual purchase (excluding the Statement of My Heart single stamp) but the savings and FREE products in each bundle will no longer be available.

Be sure to use the May hostess code when you purchase your bundle through my online store:

**With your qualifying order, you'll be added to my 50/50 Board for a chance to win a $50 shopping spree from me!**

As a bonus, you can also start ordering your new 2018 - 2020 In Color Ink Pads! 

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Color Re-Vamp is Heading Our Way

April and May are some interesting times of change in the Stampin' Up! world. Many products are retiring and many new ones are on their way. PLUS the Stampin' Up! color families are changing, too! It's an exciting time for sure!

On May 31, 2018 thirteen colors and the five 2016 - 2018 In Colors will be retiring. The graphic below shows these colors:

 *Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.

Important note about these retiring colors: The ink pads and ink refills (reinkers) are only guaranteed through May 7, 2018. The card stock, ribbon and accessory items are only available while supplies last.

Click here to shop retiring inks and other products.

If you're wanting to finish out any of your color collections in the current ink pad style for the retiring colors above, you'll want to do so before May 7. (A new ink style pad is coming that you're going to LOVE! More details to come!)

Check out the new colors that are coming:

And now, the unveiling of the all-new color collections that will begin on June 1, 2018:

Some interesting changes with the colors:

  • Black, white and vanilla will be in their own group called The Basics. That meant Stampin' Up! could add 3 additional colors to the Neutrals color family.
  • Archival Black and Archival Gray will not be offered in the new catalog so get your reinkers now.

I know that's a lot of information to take in at once. I'm thrilled with the re-vamp of colors and the changes that are coming. It will be hard to say goodbye to my favorite colors but I can't wait to start playing with the new ones.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, April 9, 2018

Last Chance / Retiring List is Here!

I can't believe we're almost to the end, once again, of the current catalog! The year sure flies by so quickly! So, it's that time of year to say goodbye to many of our favorite products and it's your last chance to get them while you can.

Due to the high demand of retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available through May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are available while supplies last.

Ready to see what is retiring?


Can you believe all these great products are going? I know sometimes it's hard to part with all these retiring products but it's time to make room for the new products coming out in the new catalog! So get these deals while you still can!

Every year another set of In Colors retires. These are some of the products that run out the quickest. If you love the 2017 - 2019 In Colors, then you'll want to place your order as soon as possible. The re-inkers and card stock generally sell out in a day or two.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, April 2, 2018

Remembering and Helping a Special Friend

This is a hard blog post for me to write. Honestly, I wasn't even sure how to start it or where to begin and so I've been putting it off until now.

My long-time friend, customer and fellow stamper, Joanne, went to be with the Lord early in March. This was a shock to say the least. She had had health issues (don't we all?) but seemed to be on the mend after a stay in the hospital. She was home less than two weeks when she passed away.

Since that time, I've been helping the family sort through her things. She was an avid crafter and not just in paper crafts (I think that was her favorite, though.) She loved to make jewelry, stained glass, glass art and all sorts of other projects. She liked to make beautiful things and card making was her passion. She made hundreds of cards and donated them to many different organizations. She had been stamping with me for over 10 years and was one of my very first (and longest) customers.

I have since acquired boxes and boxes full of her Stampin' Up! stamps, paper, markers, embellishments, and punches. I also have some Tim Holtz dies as well as Cuttlebug accessories, a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and Tim Holtz Vagabond Die Cutting Machine (I'm not sure it works though. Still have to test it.) 

With that being said, I am helping the family sell these items during a church-wide Rummage Sale at Central Christian Church (Fort Worth) on Saturday, April 14 from 8 am until 4 pm. 

If you or someone you know would be interested in these items (or  want to just come shop a BIG rummage sale), please help spread the word and share this event with your friends and family.

I took a few pictures of SOME of the products that will be for sale. (This isn't even half of the products. I just didn't have any more time to take pictures.)

I know my friend would be happy to know that her crafting things will be put in the hands of others who like to make beautiful things, too!