New Sale-a-Bration Rewards


Stampin' Up! has released some new items you can get as Sale-a-Bration rewards,  These are items from the catalog so use the item numbers on the photo below to get them for free!


There is also a new kit released today!  The Wreath of Blooms kit!  Doesn't this look like spring?

Wonderful Opportunity for All

Sale-a-Bration is for only 2 months this year so it ends on February 28.  Also ending on that date is the fabulous Starter Kit promotion.  Some people ask me why I am always promoting the Starter Kit deal.  Well, I just don't want you to miss out!  These days we have to be judiscious with our money and how we spend it.  Crafting supplies are expensive and yet we need them to keep us sane!

I bought my kit 8 years ago just for the discount (20%).  I thought, "why should someone else get my money when I could save it myself?"  I knew there was a quarterly minimum and I was of course concerned about meeting it.  But I also knew I could always drop out if necessary because there is no obligation to remain.  I didn't have to hold parties (workshops) or have classes or do anything I didn't want.  Right after I joined a friend asked to come craft with me and that's where it all started.  I am still my best customer but I love having new things at a discount!  Since joining I have attended multiple Stampin' Up! events and met some wonderful people I call friends.  It's FUN!  I am part of a wonderful team!  We meet online monthly, have regular contests (for prizes), have training if wanted, and get to join the One Sheet Wonder Club for FREE (you get new templates, pdf and videos every month).  We support each other and make friends.

There are 3 options for the Sale-a-Bration Starter kit promotion:

  1. For $99, you get to choose $175 in products
  2. For $129, you get to choose $175 in products PLUS a Boho Blue Mini Cut & Emboss machine for die cutting
  3. For $129, you get to choose $175 in products PLUS a white Mini Cut & Emboss machine

All of these kits come with FREE SHIPPING (and you know how shipping costs have gone up!) and with a Paper Pumpkin kit!

You don't get Sale-a-Bration rewards with this kit but you can always make another purchase, save 20% on it and still get the SAB rewards!

I hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity and choose to join my team!

Purchase your Starter Kit here


It's Time to Sale-a-Brate!

The new January- April mini catalog is now live and also Sale-a-Bration!

You can earn FREE products with the purchase of at least $50 in products!  It's the best time of the year!  Who doesn't like FREE craft supplies???

And if you want even more free products, purchase a Starter Kit!  There are 3 options in this promotion!

  1.  For $99, you get to choose $175 in products!
  2. For $129, you get to choose $175 in products PLUS a Boho Blue Mini Cut & Emboss
  3. For $129, you get to choose $175 in products PLUS a white Mini Cut & Emboss

All of these kits come with FREE SHIPPING, a Paper Pumpkin kit and other supplies.  FYI:  you do not get Sale-a-Bration rewards with the kit.  You can make an additional purchase during Jan-Feb and get your items for 20% off and still get Sale-a-Bration rewards!  There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit but why not take advantage and get your crafting supplies at a discount?  The new annual catalog will come out in April and you will be able to purchase from it with your discount!

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Purchase your Starter kit here

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a marvelous Christmas (I did!) and you are ready for a new year of crafting!

There are only a few days left to get the Last Chance products (ends January 4)

The new mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure come out January 5.  This year there is only 1 Sale-a-Bration and it runs until February 28.  If there is anything in the brochure you particularly want, I suggest you order immediately as products are "while supplies last" and the most popular sell out quickly!


Do You Get in a Funk with Your Crafting?

Do you get in a funk with your crafting and just can't seem to get anything done?  Well, that's me and I've been this way for quite a while.  Ever since I was diagnosed with my breast cancer and finished treatment, I've been a bit depressed.  It's a side effect but I surely thought I'd be out of it by now.  Please be patient with me and I will get back into making cards soon.

I've also been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia.  With that, I get shooting pain in my jaw.  I've been dealing with that for about 3 years and have just been diagnosed.  I've been given a medication (anti-seizure) and we are working on getting the correct dose.  This medication makes me sleepy and I think it is contributing to my depression/craft funk.  I will be seeing my neurologist in a month or so and will check with him about whether it is.

I feel sure I'll be better by the first of the year.


Sun Prints Fun Fold

The Sun Prints DSP (Designer Series Paper) is so pretty and reminds me of the technique of using bleach on dark cardstock.  I decided to do a Pop-Up Fun Fold card using this paper since I wanted to show both sides.  



Here are all the details on making this card:


  • Stamp Sets – Nature’s Prints (158793)
  • Card Stock – Night of Navy (100867); Basic White (159276)
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110); Ink
  • Misc. – Sun Prints DSP (158790); Decorative Circle Punch (159174); Stylish Shapes Dies (159183); White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326); 1/8” Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon (159198); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Seal+ (149699); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Paper Trimmer with Scorer (152392); Bone Folder (102300)



  • Night of Navy:           4 ¼” x 11”                 
  • Basic White:           2 ½” x 2 ½”    2 ¾” x 2 ¾”
  • DSP:                           4” x 5” (cut 1” off the top and keep for the top of the card); 6” x 6”


  • Cut your card base at 4 ¼x 11” and score at 4 ¼” and at 5 ½”; use your bone folder to get sharp creases.
  • Attach your cut DSP and line up with the 1” at the top and the 4” square at the bottom.
  • Wrap your Seam Binding around the top of the card; Add the Starry Sky ribbon on top of the seam binding. Using your Seal+, adhere the top of the card between the two score lines (makes a book binding top)
  • Punch out the 2 ½” square.  Using Night of Navy ink, stamp off the floral image and then stamp onto the punched circle.  Stamp the sentiment full strength on top of the floral image.
  • Take your 6x6 piece of DSP and decide which side will be showing.  Fold the sheet in half and use your bone folder to get a good crease.  Fold in half the other way and get a good crease.  With the inside facing down, fold diagonally once.  Easily manipulate your paper to make a small square.  Make sure it will open the way you want before adhering to the inside of the card.
  • With your square sitting inside the card base, adhere the top and then the bottom.  Make sure you can open the inside for the pop up feature as pictured below.
  • Using the square die from the Stylish Shapes dies, die cut but do not separate from the square piece.
  • Stamp your sentiment and attach the die cut with the outer edge to the center of the pop up

And here is the inside pop up:


Tomorrow is the last day of June and the last day to get the Last Chance products from the January-June mini 

Shop here

It is also the last day to get the BOGO kits!  

Buy any two and get the more expensive kit 1/2 off!  No limits to the number of kits you can get!  Shop here for kits!


The new July-December mini and the second Sale-a-Bration start on July 1


If you don't already have a demonstrator and need these catalogs, please request one here


Product List



Time at the Beach

My family spends the month of June at Ponce Inlet, Florida every year.  My kids come down at various times but my hubby and I are there for the entire month.  It has been a great time this year but our time is coming to an end.

It's been a big time here this year!  We've had 5 turtles lay eggs in front of our condo.  My hubby and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.  We went on a Catamaran cruise.  We saw dolphins.  And we saw sharks swimming right in front of our condo!  We saw a daytime launch of a rocket and best of all, a night time launch!  

Because of our trip down here, I won't be able to mail out my new January-December catalogs and the new Sale-a-Bration brochures.  They go into effect July 1.  I get home on the 1st and will mail out the new catalogs on the 1st and 2nd.  So please be patient! 


50th Anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary.  It sure doesn't feel like it's been that long!

My hubby gave me some beautiful flowers (my wedding bouquet was daisies with yellow roses)

And I received a Pandora charm for my bracelet.  We went out to dinner at the Chart House.