Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products On Sale- Up To 50% Off!

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Check out the Stampin’ Up! retiring list and get retiring products before they’re gone! Discounts up to 50% off!


For retiring stamps, click here and everything else, click here.

Here are some projects with a few of my favorite retiring stamp sets:

September Stamp of the Month Club

Graduation Card

June Stamp of the Month Club

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And a fun project I made up with the envelope liner dies, which are going bye bye:

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Remember, things go fast, especially the old In Colors, so shop early before it’s gone!

Happy shoppin’ friends!



Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pusher

Hi friends, how are you today?

Here is a simple card I made with the adorable Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Pedal Pusher, available for free with a $50 purchase until the end of this month.

The little tandem bike is so fun to color with stamp pads and blender pens.

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And the swish from the Work of Art stamp set is perfect for a bit of road under the bike. (I stamped it upside-down.)

I love stamp sets that come with sentiments, and this one is so nice.

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Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create handmade cards for every occasion to show how much you care.

If you have been thinking of placing an order, now is the perfect time because for every $50 you spend, you earn a free Sale-A-Bration item of your choice. Sale-A-Bration ends march 31st, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Happy stampin’ friends!



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Easy Valentine’s Day Decor

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Hi, friends, how are you today?

Here is a fun project I made last year and never got around to blogging about. I purchased the square frame at a local store.

Valentine Decor

It came together surprisingly fast. First, I traced the hearts onto a piece of graph the same size as my white cardstock.

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Next, I punched a hole in an extra heart.

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I marked the graph paper hearts and punched through the mark.

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Then I layed the graph paper on top of my cardstock and marked the holes with a Sharpie.

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My cardstock looked like this:

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Next, I stamped the sentiment. It’s from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.

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Then I added a dimensional to each mark.

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Finally, I added the hearts.

Valentines Day Decor

During February, I miss my days of teaching with the cute little mailboxes and excited kids, so I decorate my house and celebrate Valentine’s Day with my own kids. It makes me so happy.


So how about you?

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Leave me a comment and let me know- love it or hate it? XOXO or MEH for the day of love?


Happy stampin’ friends!



January Paper Pumpkin

Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin? Each month, a fully designed project kit arrives at your door with stamps, ink, and paper- everything cut and ready to go so you can skip to the fun!

During Sale-A-Bration, a three month Paper Pumpkin subscription is onsale for $55 and qualifies you for one free Sale-A-Bration item.

Sound fun? It really is! Check out this month’s Paper Pumpkin with the option of adorable Valentine’s Day treat sacks and/or a banner:

Want to know more about Paper Pumpkin? Click here for the details.

For more paper crafting inspiration, scroll down to see my February Stamp of the Month Club!

Happy stampin’ friends!







Picture Perfect- Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

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Hi, friends! Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop.

When the Picture Perfect stamp set was revealed at Onstage, I fell in love with that gorgeous rose, so I chose it for today’s project.

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The Love Blossoms DSP stack has several patterns that don’t have to be used for Valentine’s Day, including the one I chose for the matching envelope. I added a thin scrap to the card, too.

Can you see the bit of sparkle on the embellishments? They are so pretty!

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The Picture Perfect stamp set is full of possibilities and I already have my next project brewing. While I head off to my craft room, you can head over to visit Rachel Grandin-Torchet, the next designer on the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, to see what amazing things she has been up to!

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Happy stampin’ friends!



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November Paper Pumpkin

I’m so in love with the November Paper Pumpkin, and I just love how Stampin’ Up! produces these professional videos every month to accompany the Paper Pumpkin kit.

Paper Pumpkin makes a perfect gift for the crafters on your list. Each kit includes everything you need to create a unique project, including an exclusive stamp set, one or two ink spots, precut papers, embellishments and envelopes. It really is a little craft escape in your mailbox each month!

What’s even more, Paper Pumpkin is available as a one time purchase for just $19.95- what a great gift to give away or to try for yourself! (Click on the link below for easy, secure online ordering.)

If you would like to know about how you can receive these beautiful craft kits in your mailbox each month, click here.

Happy stampin’ friends!


Week 4 Blog Candy Giveaway

Blog Candy Week 4

It’s time for our final month of Thanksgiving Blog Candy Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive this brand new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “You Brighten My Day” along with six designer buttons, hello honey cotton ribbon and 12 sheets of 6×6 designer series paper.

Would you like a chance to win? Leave a comment on this post with your favorite accessory to add to your craft projects. Whether you love buttons, ribbon or a little bling, I want to know!

I will randomly select a name from all of the comments and announce the winner on Friday, December 4th.

Best wishes and happy stampin’ friends!


P.S. Be sure to check out these amazing clearance rack items!

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2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peak

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Hello, friends, how are you today?

Thanksgiving dinner is all cleaned up from yesterday (yes it took me two days and that was with lots of hubby’s help!) and the kiddos are playing happily on their day off, so I finally have time to share some highlights from the first ever Onstage event November 14th.

My teammate and good friend Emmy and I drove to the Vancouver Onstage, just a little over two hours away from us. Here we are right after we arrived. Do we look a little excited or what?


Let me tell you, the day was wonderful! It was packed full of prizes, information, and the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration unveiling! Be still my little stamp crazy heart!

The first photo above is of a card made with one of the Sale-A-Bration sets, a three step photopolymer set called “What I Love” that you can earn free with a $50 order starting January 5th. That set is at the top of my list!

No Stampin’ Up! event would be complete without lots of prize patrol. Here is Emmy with her adorable “Bear Hugs” prize.

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And here is a photo from one of the beautiful display boards for inspiration.

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This new catalog has so many gorgeous dies, with “Rose Garden” being enough to send me over the edge into a paper crafting coma! For those who love scripture stamp sets, this comes as a bundle with the “Rose Wonder” stamp set. Just beautiful.

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Another fun stamp set with matching dies that comes as a bundle includes  tea cups, a mug and matching papers. Adorable!

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You’ll be all set fro the guys on your list with the Going Places collection. Just look at those amazing papers and that wonderful embossing folder!

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There is just so much to make my stampin’ heart go pitter patter! Here’s one more favorite I’ll share:

Sneak Peak

This is just a fraction of all the beautiful new products to choose from during Sale-A-Bration.

All of my customers will receive their Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like to be added to my list, email your address to and I’ll make sure you receive the catalogs too!

Happy stampin’ friends!


P.S. I have one more Blog Candy Giveaway that I will post later today, so be sure to come back and play along!

P.S.S. Don’t forget to check out the Online Extravaganza going on until November 30th!

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And The Winner Is…

Hello, friends, how are you today? Happy Thanksgiving!

Every November, I like to express my appreciation for each of you by offering a weekly Blog Candy Giveaway. A huge thanks to everyone who has played along so far.

And now, without further ado, our week three winner is…

Dana Wilson!

Congratulations to Dana who wins this beautiful, brand new, retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “Big Day.”

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Dana, email your address to and I will mail this stamp set out to you right away.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day. In a world that is filled with so much pain and suffering, let us each be full of love. A love that changes everything.

Happy Thanksgiving friends!