Christmas Tag Class

Recently, I was thrilled to be asked to donate a Christmas Tag Class to a local auction. Talk about a fun class to design. I was like a little kid in a candy store!

The new Holiday Catalog was not yet available to order from, so I designed this class with some of the AMAZING Christmas items in the Annual Catalog.

Each guest will create 20 gift tags that will be presented in this adorable plastic mason jar from I’m crazy for that ribbon and those tiny boxwood wreaths! They literally made me squeal the first time I saw them.

And this reindeer? Too cute!

Don’t you just love the shape of the pretty label punch? Gorgeous!

To display the tags, I placed a piece of DSP, scored into a triangle, in the center of the jar and taped the linen thread ties to the inside of the triangle. (I got that idea from a jar of tags I bought at Target last year. Brilliant!)

The DSP insert really helps all the tags to show nicely and this project would be perfect for gift giving.

There are five tag designs all together and class members will create four of each.

In the excitement of the new Holiday Catalog, don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! has a large collection of gorgeous Christmas designs to choose from in the Annual Catalog.

Maybe some of these sets are already in your own collection. Which one is your favorite? (Complete supply list below.)

Happy stampin’ friends!




Stampin’ Supplies: (US residents, click on any image for easy online shopping.)




Lemon Zest Tags

Hello friends! How are you today?

One of my favorite things to create is tags. Each month I create a tag to coordinate with our Stamp of the Month Club. For our August Club, I was inspired by a gorgeous stair case in an Italian restaurant. Just lookout at these hand painted tiles!

With this photo as my inspiration and the beautiful Lemon Zest stamp set, I designed these cards for our club members:

Once the club boxes were put together, I set to work designing a gift tag as a small token of appreciation to our club members. The Lemon Zest stamp set by Stampin’ Up! makes creating fun designs a cinch!

Don’t they look pretty, all piled up and ready to mail out?

As I write this blog post, my state is under a thick blanket of smoke and our city has an advisory that the smoke is so heavy, we should stay indoors. The health hazard is so high, many school have canceled the first day tomorrow.

As we struggle to deal with the smoke, and many residents are forced to flee their homes, I am also reminded of all the dear people affected by hurricanes and flooding. There is so much devastation right now! If you are affected by any of the devastation, please know I hold you in my heart and prayers!

With much love,




Lots of Love Tags

Hi friends, how are you today?

Here are some tags I made this month for our Stamp of the Month Club members. It’s so much fun to design a tag each month. These took a little longer because of all the fussy cutting, but those layered flowers were worth it, don’t you think?

And that shimmer ribbon- isn’t it so pretty?

Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on any item below for easy, online shopping.)

Thanks for stopping by today. It’s always fun to share with you.


Happy stampin’ friends!




Thank You Tags With Swirly Scribbles

Hi friends! How are you today?

Here is a recent gift tag I created for our June Stamp of the Month Club members. The versatility of the Swirly Scribbles dies is wonderful. I got the idea for this lollipop from Michele Reynolds when I did a google search. You can see her beautiful card, which inspired me to create these tags here.

Creating a tag for each of our club members is something I look forward to every month. It’s one way I can show my appreciation and hopefully brighten their day!

Don’t they look pretty, all lined up and ready to mail out? Happy mail is my specialty!

Would you like a chance to receive your own happy mail, complete with a handmade gift tag? Scroll down to the next post to see July’s Stamp of the month Club then read abut the Stamp of the Month Club here.

Ready to sign up? Email me at to sign up today!

Happy stampin’ friends!


Customer Thank You Gifts

Hi friends! how are you today?

Here’s a recent little thank you gift I created for my wonderful customers. I included some retired DSP from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and some retiring ribbon and embellishments.

This paper is one of my favorites and coordinates with the Lift Me Up Bundle, which is also retiring. (Both the dies and stamps will still be available, just not as a money saving bundle.)

These were so fun to make and the layout could easily be used on a card. Don’t they look pretty all piled up, ready to show my appreciation to my fabulous customers?

One of my all time favorite products that is retiring is the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. The diagonal striped Mint Macaron was perfect for this project.

The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is great for creating pretty ribbon holders. Thankfully, it is not retiring!

Stampin’ Supplies: (Be sure to check out these retiring products out before they’re gone!)


In the United States and need to order?

Want a sweet little gift of your own in the mail?

It’s easy! Just place your order here and use this Hostess Code by June 15th: PBW927GP

A couple of notes:

  1. If your order is $150 or over, YOU can earn the hostess rewards, so please do not use the Hostess Code- the free stuff goes to you!
  2. Don’t worry, you’ll still receive a thank you gift from me in the mail after you order!


Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see a few more projects with some of my favorite retiring Stampin’ Up! supplies.


Until then…

Happy stampin’ friends!


Easy Teacher Gifts

Hi friends! How are you?

Here is a fun and easy gift idea, perfect for all the teachers on your list! Tart green apples, sweet caramel dip and a fun thank you die help these go together quickly and say thanks to the wonderful teachers who work so hard to educate our little ones.

Want to make some of your own? These items are all retiring, so be sure and grab the supplies before they are gone for good! (And what’s even better, the ribbon is on sale for $5.60!)

Click any image below for secure online shopping.


Happy stampin’ friends!


Favorite Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products

Hi friends! How are you today?

Have you had a chance to see all the amazing products from Stampin’ Up! that will be gone soon? Some of my all time favorites are on the list, so I’ve decided to share some previous projects to highlight retiring items before they’re gone for good!

And what’s even better, many of these items are on sale! Whoot whoot!

The tag above features a few of my favorites from the Affectionately Yours Suite, including the gorgeous Designer Series Paper (141632) and the Washi Tape (141635). The sweet little butterfly was created with the Botanical Blooms (140625) flower (simply remove a petal) and Affectionately Yours Washi Tape. The green leaves are also from the Affectionately Yours paper and the Botanical Blooms die set.

In case you are not convinced you need the Affectionately paper and washi tape, here is another project that uses them:

And another:

And another:

And another! (The project below also features the Love and Affection Stamp Set (141545) Which is not on sale, but is such a beautiful set!

For a complete supply list you can see my original posts here and here. (Some items my be sold out already, but as of this post the ones I highlighted above are all still available!)

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stop by tomorrow to see more past projects using some of my favorite retiring Stamping’ Up! products. (Better yet, click follow in the sidebar above so you’ll never miss a post!)

Happy stampin’ friends!






My son continues to recover from autoimmune encephalitis at home. He has long bouts of being unable to swallow or talk, mixed with altered mental status and muscle tremors, which are very very hard, but today is a good day. He ate some eggs and has been talking. We also celebrate the fact that his symptoms are not severe enough to put him back in the hospital.

Last week, on one of his best days yet, he said to me, “I sure am happy to still be alive!”

To all who have supported us during this very severe, drawn out illness of his, thank you! Your kind words, prayers and support have truly been an anchor in the storm and I appreciate you so much!




A Gift Tag With Suite Sentiments

Hi friends, how are you today?

Here is a recent project I created for our Stamp of the Month Club members with the April stamp set, Suite Sentiments.

Each month, I design a special tag to show our club members how must I appreciate them. It’s one of my favorite parts of my job. This tag features some really great retiring items, so be sure to pick them up before they sell out!

Stampin’ Tips:

~These went together quickly with a stapler instead of glue.

~The trim was cut from the Very Vanilla Lace Trim, I just cut the edge off and used that.

~The butterfly looks so pretty cut from the cloud pattern in the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Stack.

~Many of these items are retiring, so pick them up while you still can!


Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on any image for easy, online shopping)


Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy stampin’ friends!


More Fun With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you today?

My son continues to battle his illness, which has finally been diagnosed as autoimmune encephalitis. This means his immune system is attacking his brain, which wreaks havoc on both the body and the mind. Recovery can take up to two years. About 25% of people either never recover or pass away, but we hold fast to the hope that he will get better. He has long periods of time when he does not speak, swallow or even know what is going on, but he randomly comes back around and when he does, he is still himself. Words can not describe how wonderful those moments are. If you are interested in learning more, the book “Brain On Fire” by Susannah Cahalan is a first hand account of a young lady who lived through the nightmare of autoimmune encephalitis. It is so similar to Thomas’ battle that I often put it down and just cried.

As a result of his health struggle, which has been going on for almost eight months now, I have not been able to keep up here at Stampin’ 365, yet so many of you have continued to support me. Thank you! These moments of creating and sharing with you are very therapeutic and I appreciate each of you so much. You are why I do this!

So today, I thought I would share an easy little treat sack I created with the Cool Treats Bundle for the display boards at Onstage.

With all the little ice cream cones, sundaes, and popsicles, the Cool Treats bundle is so much fun to play with and perfect for last minute gift giving!

Stampin’ Supplies: (Click on an item below for easy, secure online shopping.)

Thanks for stopping by today and a huge thank you to all my readers, customers, and team members for your continued support. The road has been long and hard, but you have helped to ease the load!

Until next time, happy stampin’ friends!



Sale-A-bration is almost over, so don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities!


Until March 31st, for every $50 you spend, you can earn a free product!

Starter Kit

If you have ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!, now is the perfect time! For just $99, you will receive a business starter kit, $125 worth of the products or your choice, and two free stamp sets of your choice! The two extra stamp sets offer is only until March 31st, so don’t wait, sign up today– I want you on my team!

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Clearance Rack

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April Stamp of the Month Club

Dont’ miss out on the April Stamp of the month Club- there are only a few more days to get in on it! Click here to find out more and then email me at today to sign up!

Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is an amazing monthly papercrafting subscription. If you’ve never tried it, April is a great time because the April Paper Pumpkin was designed by Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sarah Douglas, and will include a free gift! Sign up by April 10th to receive your very own!

A Birthday Set With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you?

Today’s project is a sweet little birthday set I created with the Cool Treats Bundle.

Aren’t these little 3D strawberries just the cutest?

The Cool Treats Bundle comes with 36 adorable stamps and 17 dies: (Click on the image below for more info.)


Have you had a chance to play with the Cool Treats Bundle? Which of the stamps and matching dies is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Happy stampin’ friends!




A sincere thanks to everyone who has been checking on my son. He has had four treatments of plasmapheresis and started talking again after 12 days of being unable to speak. He has one more treatment tomorrow and then they hope to send him home!