Fancy Fold Square Card – Painted with Love Suite

Well, I finally did it!  And, you’ll see a link below to my attempt at a video.  The card that is featured in the video is a square, quick fancy fold card that uses products from the Painted with Love suite in the Occasions Catalog.  The inspiration for this card came from an amazing stamper, Frenchie.  Click here to see her video.

After you’ve had a chance to watch my video below, I would really appreciate your feedback.  Your constructive suggestions will help me with future videos.

At the end of this post, you’ll find pictures of the main products that I used to make the featured card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll be taken to my on-line store.  You are really going to enjoy using the products in the Painted with Love suite.

Remember – Sale-A-Bration is in full swingFor any $50 order (before shipping and tax), you can choose one FREE Level 1 product from SAB brochure.  For any $100 order (before shipping and tax), you can choose two FREE Level 1 products or one FREE Level 2 product.  Click here to see the SAB brochure.

Enjoy the video!

Below are the main products that I used to make the featured card.  Go to my on-line store by clicking on any picture.

Happy stamping!


Sale-A-Bration – Heartfelt Blooms

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is an annual Stampin’ Up! event that focuses on three ways to earn FREE products – Shopping, Joining, and Hosting!  You are going to absolutely love the FREE SAB rewards.  SAB starts on January 3 and ends on March 31.  I can’t share the inside of the SAB catalog with you just yet – but, I can show you a card I made with the Heartfelt Blooms SAB stamp set and a video that highlights the set!

When you get the SAB catalog to look through, you’ll notice that Heartfelt Blooms is the first set featured in the brochure.  It is a unique design using SU!’s patent pending Distinktive stamps.  The image is designed to give different visual depths and textures on one stamp.  Included with the flower stamp are three great sentiment stamps.

A good friend of mine and fellow stampaholic, Elaine, recently retired.  The Heartfelt Blooms flower stamp added a classy focal point for her retirement card.  I wanted to keep the design clean and uncluttered.  The two layered bow and gold sequin with a pearl accent did the trick.  I also used the incredibly versatile Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the Happy Retirement sentiment.

Take a few minutes to look at the video below that highlights the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set.  You will earn this set for FREE with a $50 order (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration.

If you do not have a demonstrator and would like to get a copy of the SAB catalog (and new Occasions catalog), please leave a comment with your email address.  I’ll get in touch with you and make sure you get a copy of both catalogs.  But, I cannot be held responsible if you go a little nutty with your wish lists!!!  Yes – the catalogs are that amazing!

Happy Stamping!



Holiday Catalog – Sneak Peek!!

There is something magical about a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Don’t you agree?  My annual catalog is looking a little worn since I have looked through it a bizzilion times!  In a few weeks, we will all have the new Holiday Catalog to peruse.  Here is a picture of the front page.  Take a good look.  You’ll be amazed at the number of products and projects that are shown.

As a demonstrator, I’ve been able to pre-order products from the Holiday Catalog during the month of August.  It has been so much fun to get my hands on new stamps, papers, embellishments, and more!  Below is a video of one of my favorite product suites, the Hearts Come Home Bundle.  It may remind you of the Paper Pumpkin holiday kit last year.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and make sure that you have a copy of the Holiday Catalog.  Just leave me a comment.  I’ll follow-up and get your mailing address.

Enjoy the sneak peek!!



New Stampin’ Up! Catalog – Color Theory Suite

You’re going to say that you hear this every year – but, you can take my word on this one – the upcoming annual Stampin’ Up! catalog is simply amazing.  There are many new products, great new in-colors, and wonderful embellishments that add the perfect finishing touch.

Check out the video below for one of my favorite new product suites.  For our local stampers, this will be one of the sets that we use at next month’s stamp club!

If you’re a member of our stamp club, you’ll receive a copy of the annual catalog at the June stamp club. If you’re not a member and would like a copy, leave a comment and I’ll get in touch with you. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Happy stamping,

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration – My favorite new products

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for stampers… the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration event started on January 4.  Sale-a-Bration lasts through the end of March.  For every $50 order that you have until the end of March, you can choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Your $50 order can come from the annual catalog, Occasions catalog, Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin, and other Stampin’ Up! offerings.

Take a few minutes to read through the Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog.  Links are included below.  Members of my stamp club receive copies of all SU! catalogs.  If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like copies, please leave a comment with your email, and I will contact you directly.


Now that you’ve looked through the catalogs, you probably have started a wish list.  There really are amazing new products.  Below are a few videos of some of the new products.  You’ll get an even better appreciation for the products when you see creative ways to use them.

Below are videos of some of my favorite products in the Occasions catalog.

This is a great video for the Window Shopping stamp set and Window Box thinlits dies.  I have already posted this video.  Trust me – It’s worth watching again.  My stamp club will be using the stamps and thinlits in January.

Here is another of my favorites new products.  It is the bundle of the So in Love Stamp Set and So Detailed Thinlits Dies.  These products will be featured in February at my stamp club.  There are just so many possibilities with this set!

Below is one more video of another new product, SU! Watercolor Pencils.  Way too much fun is all I can say about these.  We will be using these pencils at the March stamp club meeting on a variety of projects.  They are just amazing.

My next post will feature the projects the stamp club will be making with the Window Shopping stamp set and Window Box thinlits dies.

Until then….

Happy stamping!