Saturday, July 3, 2021

Christmas in July

Christmas in July? Christmas can be a very stressful time. The holidays bring about a lot of stress all by themselves and we end up feeling badly because we didn't get everything done like we had imagined. I want to help you lighten your load. Let's all be ready for Christmas early. One way to avoid the headache of waiting until the last minute to start Christmas cards. is by making a few each month.  

From now until Christmas, I will be sharing Christmas cards that come together easily. You can start by prepping all your paper. Cutting card bases first, then layers and then do the die cutting and punching. When you are are ready to assemble, you can do your stamping and finish off with the embellishments. I decided to make my first batch of cards with this paper, because right now it is on sale. This sale ends August 2, 2021. Here is the color palette. They go together beautifully. Do you like the combination?
Of course, inside you can stamp any sentiment you like, but I will wait to stamp the insides when it is closer to Christmas. Plus, the July- December Mini Catalog will be live then, and I will have additional stamps I can choose from. One of the great perks to being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the ability to place orders early, before the catalog goes live to the world. My order is placed and will be here next week.

If you want to get a jump on your cards, give this card a try. If you would like the PDF for this card, please click here. If you would like the make and take packet for this and two other cards, place an order with me in my online store using the host code 69UQD3ST for $35 and I will send you the supplies to complete three cards. As always, thank you for supporting my business.

Read more »

Monday, June 28, 2021

Happenings in the Barn and hey- A Sale is Coming

Good morning! It is Monday, June 28, 2021. Have you ever had to check your calendar to see what the date is and actually, what day it is? That is where I was at this morning. I remember once, while in a conversation online, I wished someone a happy Wednesday. They pointed out to me that it was actually Thursday. That is where I was this morning. I knew it was Monday, so I had that going for me, but I actually couldn't remember the date. I wanted to be sure because Stampin' Up! has this awesome sale that is going live this Friday, July 1, 2021 and you do not want to miss out!

I have added a new event to my calendar, so you may want to make a note of these dates. This past weekend I held my first Card Buffet at the Fairfield Inn, 3000 Gottbrath Parkway. Here is a picture of a few of the folks from the morning session. Want to join me for the next one? Here are the details. You have 20 different cards to choose from. Make up to 3 of each card, and hang out with some super fun stamping friends while you work. The best part is I have done a lot of the prep work for you. I do as much of the prep work for you as I can, so that while you are busy making cards to send out, you can socialize with those around you and have a relaxing time. My next card buffet will be on Saturday, July 24, 2021. There are two sessions and you must register so that I can have enough supplies for you. The first session is a morning session. The doors open at 9:00 AM and there is complimentary coffee and breakfast for those attending this session. You must eat before 10:00AM. Interested in coming from a little farther away and need a room for the night? We get a very discounted rate. There were discussions of a girls night for next month so if you're interested, make sure to sign up for my email list over on the right. Future Dates at the same location are August 28, 2021, September 25, 2021, October23, 2021, November 27, 2021, December 18, 2021.

 Let me share the list of papers with you first.

155841 pg 130    Beauty of the Earth 12" X 12"                    $9.78                        

155696 pg 131    Bloom Where You're Planted 12" x 12"     $9.78                        

155499 pg 131    Hand Penned 12" X 12"                            $9.78                        

152494 pg 132    In Good Taste 12" X 12"                            $17.85

155817 pg 132    In the Wild 12 X 12                                    $9.78

155807 pg 132     Pansy Petals                                             $9.78

155605 pg 133     Sweet Symmetry                                       $9.78

155718 pg 133     Tidings of Christmas                                  $9.78

155686 pg 134     You're A Peach                                          $9.78

If you take a look at your catalog, you will see that the prices on these papers normally vary from $11.50 to $21.00. Don't have a catalog? Shoot me a text at (502)639-1934 and I will mail one to you or drop it off to you, if you are local to the Kentuckiana area. This promotion is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I plan on taking advantage of it to restock my inventory. If you would like to do the same, I'd be happy to place the order for you, or you can use the host code SRX47A9N and shop in my online store. If you do choose to use the host code and your order is $50 or more,  your free gift this month is an embossing folder.

Read more »

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Last Chance Sale

 There is a new catalog coming to town, and until it goes live on May 4, 2021, there is a last chance sale for all of the products left in the annual catalog. If you have not checked this list lately, you need to get over to my store and see the sale. Some of these products are 70% off! 

Some of my favorite products which will be leaving, include Playing With Patterns designer series paper, Playing With Pattern Resin Dots, You Are Amazing Stamp Set and the 5/8" Dotted Swiss Whisper White Ribbon. Would you like to do this class as well? Here is a sneak peek! If you would like to come to this class or get it to go, email me or text me to get your kit.  These products are all available while supplies last. 

Read more »

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Free Shipping

 Saving of the Green....

Stampin' Up! has generously offered us a one day, FREE shipping event for March 17, 2021. I love a discount on my crafty stuff and love being able to pass along  the savings to you. Take advantage of this sale and use this host code VGYS9CN3 if your order is $50 up to $149. If your order is over $149 you should not use the host code, because you will get special rewards from Stampin' Up! Anyone that places an order over $35 with me automatically gets a free tutorial that contains at least 15 free project ideas with instructions.

Here is a picture of my card for this month, included in the tutorial. Place your order today to receive these and many other instructions.

Read more »

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dreaming of the Spring

 Spring is just 17 days away!

Have you had enough with the snow and gray skies? I know in our area it has been particularly harsh. We have had over 17 inches of snow this season, which is not our norm. March 20th is our first day of spring, and what says spring is coming besides flowers? Butterflies!

This is a new product line, not available in any catalog at this time. Here is a picture of the entire product line.  This includes 6 X 6 designer series paper, dies and stamp sets and an additional package of 12 X 12 Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The code to order this line is #159408. If you would like to order this product line, please shop here and use the host code VGYS9CN3 ( If your order is under $150). I will post samples later today or early tomorrow of cards I made using this set. Don't forget, if you make a purchase of $35 or over, you can receive a free tutorial with at least 15 different projects. There is a sample in this months tutorial as well! Pictured below is a sneak peek below of the free tutorial for this month!

 Also, just a reminder that tonight, March 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM EST on the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page, You can see it here! If you tune in for a replay, just click on the  "More" tab  and  click videos. Stamp something amazing today!

Read more »

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Bouquet of Hope

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for this beautiful paper pumpkin kit.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully-themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin’ Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces customers to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. Plus, the carefully-chosen components of each Paper Pumpkin kit highlight the unbeatable versatility and coordination our products provide! This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind—inspires customers to continue crafting. With Paper Pumpkin, it’s simple: share what you love, and help others enjoy creativity!

So, what’s in store for this month’s kit? February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will soothe sorrow and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. While you can create nine cards of comfort and coordinating envelopes with this month’s kit, the kit’s exclusive, versatile stamp set can be used to uplift loved ones during trying times, any time. We all know this last year has been a trying time. Let's send out cards to spread hope.

Here are the details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and coordinating envelopes. Kit includes card bases, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, 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: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose

  •   What is really cool about this, is it coordinates with the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item! So if you purchase a prepaid paper pumpkin subscription, even just for three months, you get this beautiful paper FREE! If you're interested in signing up for paper pumpkin, just click here.
Here are some alternates of this Paper Pumpkin Kit:

Read more »

Friday, January 1, 2021

Cheers to New Beginnings

 Welcome to 2021. Let's hope for a better year..

Happy New Year's to Everyone. I am so grateful to be able to spend another year as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. What will this year look like compared to last year? Well, it will still look different than it did before 2020. Due to the pandemic, I have more customers that prefer to do virtual classes over the in person classes. I am absolutely supportive and understanding of that need. To accommodate you all in this transitional phase, I am going to begin offering more classes online and virtually than in person. You will have options to purchase just directions, the stamps and dies or just a make and take packet.

With Sale -A -Bration and the new January-June mini catalog getting ready to go live on January 5th, there are certainly going to be many new stamps and classes to look forward to and of course with Sale-A-bration just around the corner, FREE stamps and paper!!

With the transition to more virtual classes, I will add back in a facebook live. You can catch it live or watch it on my Youtube channel. Are you subscribed to my Youtube channel? If not, be sure and hop over and subscribe. Hit the little bell and set your alerts to know when a new video is loaded. 

Want to know what is going on in the Barn right now? I have been in the process of remodeling the barn to make it more conducive for online classes and filming. I will be working hard to get all this done so January 5, 2021 when the new catalog goes live, we can start this year RIGHT!

Read more »