Monday, September 29, 2014

Too Funny

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - PINTEREST PARODY:
Is this all of us?  Get a cup of coffee and enjoy this funny video.  Keep on pinning and stamping ... and have a great week! 
Don't forget world card making day this Saturday, October 4th.  If you are local, come over for some card making fun.  Open 10-4. 
You Can Earn  
a FREE Pack of
Designer Series Paper
Every Month for
6 Months
Can you believe it?!  Stampin' Up! is offering a FREE package of Designer Series Paper for you and for me every month for six whole months!
Sound too good to be true?  It's not and here is how you qualify.
During the month of October, if you purchase the completely customizable Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, you and I will both receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper* every month for six whole months!!!
Now that is something to get excited about!
What is the Starter Kit?  That is the kit you can purchase for $99 and choose $125 in product of your choice!  You pay $99 plus tax.  Shipping is FREE!  This is the kit people purchase in order to become a Demonstrator - however there is no further obligation once you purchase the kit! 
You can:    Make some extra money!
  • Get two months FREE of your own business website (online shopping tools!)!
  • Gain access to Stampin' Up!'s exclusive online community (ideas and friends galore!)!
  • Receive a 30% discount on your first order of $150 or more within the first 45 days of purchasing the kit!
  • Receive a 20% discount on all purchases thereafter when you purchase products from yourself!
  • Earn FREE stamp sets when you reach certain goals.
  • Come to my diva club monthly meetings as long as you remain active!

If you would like to take advantage of this offer for the great deal it is, you truly have no further obligation!  Simply click here and choose "join now".  If you have questions, please give me a call at 717-443-4224 or email me at  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

2014 Fall Stamping Retreat Class Options

Wahoooo, Retreat is only about two months away and the teachers have been very, very busy getting their classes together and getting their class descriptions and photos to me so that you retreat attendees can choose your classes ... Wait until you see your choices ...
So without further ado, here are this fall's class offerings ...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Halloween Wreath

Before you know it, Halloween will be here.   Do you know that Halloween is the second most decorated season, next to Christmas ... with that in mind

Here's a super cute Halloween Wreath kit being offered by Stampin' Up!  

You can order the kit from our new holiday catalog after August 28th by 
(item #135866 - $26.95 plus shipping and taxes),
OR you can have me order one for you for only $30 (a $1.65 savings)  and come to my home anytime between these hours on

 Tuesday, September 23rd from 3-8 p.m. 
Wednesday, September 24th from 1-5 p.m.

and we can have a party and make them all together.   Please allow about two hours to complete the projects.  They are easy and fun ... and it comes with a fun spider to make and attach (see below).

If you would love the wreath but don't want to make it, let me know.  If you are local, I will make it for you for only $35 total.  If you are not local, there will be an additional shipping and handling fee.  We will have to discuss that!  
(This wreath is really awesome in real life!)

Please email me at and let me know your preference.   Would love to have you join me on the 23rd or 24th for some fun!  Of course there will be other fun Halloween ideas I will share with you, too!!!
Deadline to order a kit from me and RSVP for party ($30 option) is

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

(If you would be unable to come at the last minute you would simply pay and receive the kit to make at home.)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Oops, I was Wrong

My apologies.  I was under the impression that Blendabilities would not be available until August for the general public.  Today they announced they are for sale to all.  MY APOLOGIES.  Here's the scoop.


Alcohol ink markers made for blending and shading. Use with Memento Pad (below). Acid free, lignin free. 3 markers (light, medium, dark) per assortment except for the Skin Tone Assortment which includes 6 markers.

Cherry Cobbler
Coastal Cabana
Daffodil Delight
Old OlivePumpkin Pie
Rich Razzleberry
Skin Tone Assortment

In addition, the following accessories are also available:

Memento Ink Pad $5.95 - Use with Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Tuxedo Black. Acid free.  This is my "go to" black ink for ALL projects.

Memento Ink RefillColor Lifter  - Soften ink saturation by lifting color from paper. 1 lifter. 

See your catalog or click on the right to get all the information. 

Also on sale in July...DSP (designer series paper).  Buy 3, get one free.  This applies to all regular packs that are priced at $10.95 each (not specialty packs or small pads). 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Last Day to Get Blendabiilties (For Now)

Blendabilities will not be available to the public for another month or two.   But, today, and today only, you can get blendabilities for only $50.   Yes, today is the last day to sign up as a demonstrator for $50 and receive $55 in product.   Choose the Blendabilities ... BECAUSE, blendabilities are available to demonstrators (just one of the many perks of becoming a demonstrator!   Read on...

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The New Stampin' Up! Catalog is here!

It's rather old news ... I've been on vacation.   If you haven't received a new catalog and aren't working with another demonstrator, let me know via email ( and I would gladly send you your own copy.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Anniversary to Me!

I just realized that today is my 5th Anniversary of signing up with Stampin' Up!   Wow ... where does time fly ... and WOW how many wonderful friends and stampin' buddies I've met in five short years.   If you would have told me 10 years ago when I was a full time Realtor in Pennsylvania that in ten years I would be "retired" from real estate and stamping for a living, I would have told you you were crazy ...  

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin' Up's Retired List is Out!

A great day today in the Stampin' Up! world.   The retired list is out AND ... FREE SHIPPING until this Friday, 4/25/14.   So, what does this mean to you ... you can go to my online site, order as little or as much as you want, and it will be shipped directly to your home with no waiting for me, the middle man, and no minimum shipping charges involved ...

Friday, April 18, 2014

Retired List Coming Out Monday

It's almost that time of year for Stampin' Up's new catalog to come out .... June 1st.  This coming Monday, April 21st, they will be putting out their retired list.  All items on the list will be "as supplies last".  So check back on Monday for the list.  If there are items on the list you can't live without, be sure to get an order in asap before they're gone for good.  You can either order online or email me your order.

If you need a cute, quick Easter favor, here's one for you.  Simply cut a piece of DSP (orange) 6×6".  Fold in half to make a triangle.  Unfold and fold sides down to center fold line (like we used to make kites).  Fold bottom point back.  Use red tape to secure the carrot box.  Cut a 4x6" piece of green cardstock or DSP.  Horizontally cut slits to form the stalks.  See photo, may make more sense.  Fill with Easter candy ... and have a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Stampin Retreat Spring 2014 - WOW

Getting ready for 35 gals to come to Asheville, NC, and stamp for 3-5 days is no easy feat, but we did it!!!!   And what a fun, fun time.   We used to come up on Thursday ... I was convinced to start coming up on Wednesday night ... and this time they convinced me to come up on Tuesday night ...  Seriously considering coming up Monday night next year.   We just don't seem to have enough time to play!   No cooking, no cleaning, no bed making ... just play and enjoy home-cooked meals prepared for us all day!

The next retreat will be our Fall 2014 - Officially November 6-9, 2014, but you can come up as early as Tuesday at 5 p.m.   Email me for a full brochure and application form. (  We've been assigned our new room, and many have signed up already, so get your application in soon to reserve your spot.

Here are some of the highlight photos. 

Movin' in and where do we begin?


But it doesn't take long to get the projects started!

Congratulations Original Works Contest Winners.

Sarah - 1st & 3rd Places!!!
Gail - 2nd Place

In addition to Card Making Contests, we also had raffle ticket winners, Bingo winners and WOW demonstrations and CLASSES!!!

Congratulations to our Sketch Contest Winners:

1st Place - Dani
2nd Place - Dell
3rd Place - Frances 


And finally, the free daily Make & Takes ...  Everything is supplied, you just stamp and attach...
So mark your calendar and come stamp the week/weekend away with us! 
Future Dates:
2014:  November 4-9
2015:  March 10-15 and November 3-8
2016:  March 8-13 and November 8-13
2017:  March 14-19 and November 7-12
Thanks to all who came and shared their ideas and laughter.  We all agreed, this was one of the best ever ... and more fun and ideas to come in November!!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Retreat Classes - March 20-23, 2014

Less than two months to our Stampin' Retreat near Asheville, NC.   If you need a get-a-way to get caught up on your scrapbooking or to make cards for the year, this is your chance.   Please contact me at and I will send you all the details.   This year you can come as early as Tuesday night, and we don't have to be out of the room until 3 p.m. on Sunday ... wahoooooo!  You choose how long you want to have fun ... all the way up to 5 nights away or as little as 2 nights if your time is limited.   Call me if you'd like to discuss ... 717-443-4224.

Here are the classes being offered ...

Friday, January 3, 2014

The 2014 Occasions Mini Catalog is Here!

And ... ready for viewing.

Click Here to see all the awesome new products.   Or, you can always click the photo of any catalog on the right side of this blog to find anything in each catalog.

My right and is still in a cast which makes typing slow and difficult.   I hope to be out by the end of January.   Check back end of January ... and don't forget that Sale-A-Bration starts January 28th.   I will have that posted at that time.   Remember ... for every $50 you spend in product, you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.   It's just a great time of the year!