Last Day for this Deal!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit deal!  You really don't want to miss out on this fabulous deal. 

For just $99, you get to choose $155 in products (that's $30 more than usual).  And it's all with FREE SHIPPING!  You will also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies (in case you want to share with your friends and family).  After purchasing the kit, you will then receive 20% off all future purchases.  You'll gain access to exclusive demonstrator only Facebook groups, receive free membership in my upline's (Jessica Taylor) One Sheet Wonder Club, and be included in monthly virtual team meetings where you'll see new products and stamping ideas.  There are monthly stamping contests with real prizes!  

There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of this kit unless you choose.  You'll have until the end of September to decide.  And, oh by the way, there will be a new mini fall catalog coming out (with early purchasing by demonstrators) and a second Sale-a-Bration before the end of September.  You don't have to have classes, do videos or anything you don't want.  You can be a "Happy Shopper" or if you want to start a business I can help!  

Have questions?  Just email me at and I will be happy to answer anything.

Get your kit at


Memorial Day

Memorial Day!  I would like to personally thank all those who sacrificed their lives so that we can remain free.  

Last Chance Items, Kits and More!

On June 1 the Last Chance Products sale starts.  Many of the items (especially all the pretty papers) will be sold out.  Don't wait until June 1 if you want any of them!

Here is the pdf of the products (some are up to 50% off):

If you are on my mailing list, you received a condensed version of this with all the French products removed. You can subscribe to my mailing list above or at

Also starting on June 1 are new kits!  Stampin' Up! has decided to add kits to the online store throughout the year instead of putting them in the catalogs.  These initial kits are based on the most popular past Paper Pumpkin kits but with some new stamps and images.  These kits are designed for quick and easy cards and they are great for the beginner stamper and card maker.  Don't have a lot of space for loads of stamping supplies?  Kits can help you there!  These are great for gifts--birthdays, graduation, Christmas, and just because!  Think these are challenging enough for you?  Let me show you how to upgrade your kits in the weeks to come!  Once kits sell out, new kits will replace them.  There will be no backorders on these kits--once they are sold out, they are gone!  Order your kits beginning June 1 here 

Need a hard copy of the new catalog still?  Get one here

Update on My Treatment

I thought I'd give you an update on my treatment.   I'm all done with radiation!  YAY!!!! I have only a few radiation burns to deal with but they are healing.

I had a squamous cell carcinoa removed from my lower leg on May 12.  It required a skin graft to cover it because the skin is so thin down around my lower shin.  I had to keep my leg elevated for 2 weeks (23 1/2 hours a day!) so no crafting.  I got my stitches out today so I am able to act more normally.  It feels strange to have my leg down now!

We are getting ready to go to the beach on our yearly beach trip so I am frantically trying to get everything packed up in just a couple of days time.  Normally, I take a week or two to get it all together.



Stampin' Up! has released a free United Through Creativity download to celebrate diversity.  It is inclusive, multilingual, and multicultural.  14 pages of free images and sentiments.

You can download by going to

Just download and print.  I print these on our basic white cardstock and can then color them, punch out or die cut the sentiments and make cards!

Happy Diversity!


June Paper Pumpkin Kit

You can now subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the June kit.  This kit will probably sell out before it's June 10 cut-off so don't delay if you want this kit!  It's all about the new In Colors and it comes with 2 ink spots!

Here is what Stampin' Up! has to say about the kit

Name Expressions In Color


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Evening Evergreen, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink
  • As always, this month’s kit features an exclusive stamp set. But, this month’s kit also includes not one, but two Classic Stampin’ Spots!
  • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box.
  • Coordinates with products from the Expressions in Ink Suite (US | CA) (item #155459).


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New Catalog LIVE Today!

The new annual catalog is available beginning today!

There are two promotions starting today:

1.  The Starter Kit Deal!  For just $99 you can choose $155 (that's $30 more than usual) in products and it all comes with FREE SHIPPING!  You'll receive a Paper Pumpkin kit and other business supplies (just in case you want to share with others).  There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of the kit unless you choose to do so.  You don't have to hold classes, do videos, or anything you don't want to.  You can just be a happy shopper getting 20% off all your future purchases!  What a great deal! Get your starter kit at  This deal ends May 31.



2.  Connect, Craft & Collect!  This promotion runs until June 14.  If you place an order (yourself, with friends, as a host) for more than $250, you'll receive an additional $25 in rewards!  Yay for free products!  

Here is a link to the pdf of the catalog if you haven't received your hard copy yet:


If you scroll down this page, you'll see I haven't posted in quite some time!  So much has happened to me since October!  

I went for my routine mammogram, which turned into anything but routine.  I got an ultrasound and then a biopsy, which came back positive for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Most breast cancers react to hormones but mine does not.  So no hormone blocker to help me out!  

That same week I had my right shoulder replaced and had to keep it immobile for 6 weeks.  Wearing a brace on your right arm makes it just a weeee bit difficult to type, stamp or even hold a pencil!  

3 weeks later I had a lumpectomy (a very generous one).  I was prepared for a mastectomy but my surgeon thought it was unnecessary with the type of cancer it is.  Following the lumpectomy I also had a port installed in my chest in preparation for chemotherapy.  I had 4 treatments and boy, did it kick my butt!  The steroids they gave me raised my blood sugar to super high levels and I had all sorts of problems related to that.  Then the Covid vaccine shots I got 3 days after a chemo treatment.  

All at the same time I was doing Physical Therapy two days a week for my shoulder.  My poor husband spent most of his time carting me around to all sorts of doctor appointments!

Now I have just finished 6 of 21 radiation treatments.(M-F) every week.  I finish up May 19.  

Because of my breast cancer diagnosis and the fact that I had colon cancer 20 years ago, I asked for genetic testing.  I found out I have Lynch Syndrome which puts me at great risk for colon cancer, uterine and endometrial cancer (thank goodness I got a hysterectomy many years ago), breast cancer and squamous cell carcinoma (I've had two of those in the past year).  Lynch Syndrome is much more common than the BRACa gene.  And yet most people have never heard of it!  There are 5 different genes that make up this syndrome and I am fortunate to have the least destructive.

My advice to anyone who has a lot of cancer in their family is to get genetic testing (from a doctor, not a kit).  Two of my 3 children have this same mutation.  As a result of knowing this, they can get all the screenings they need to find any cancer before it spreads.

Now that I am feeling more like myself (although very tired), I plan to get to stamping this week!  YAY!  I really haven't stamped in over 18 months due to all my shoulder issues.

Please check back for some card tutorials very soon.

I mailed out catalogs to all who requested them and the new catalog goes live on May 4!