Last week to get Retiring stamps and supplies

I am so pumped about the New Catalog. If you didn’t get on in the last two weeks, then Click here to get yours today. Right now, it’s all about the last few days of getting the items you hummed and hawed about. The Countdown has begun. May 31st is your last day to purchase anything that is still available, on the retired list. Both the Main Idea Book and Catalog and the Occasions Catalog will be gone. I know I know, sometimes you look at a ink, Designer paper, or even a certain stamp set for a whole year or two, and you like it but just are not sure. Go ahead, click on the items, see, one more time, if it’s something you just gotta have! Think about events, B-day parties, Weddings coming up, that certain items just might be what you need. Besides, many of the items are discounted.



How about the Clearance Rack. Up to 60% off. When these items are gone, they are gone.


If you have any questions, just contact me today.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!


All about Everything

Last month, I received an extra stamp set with my Paper Pumpkin subscription. It was a fun Thank You from Stampin’ Up for sending out the one millionth kit!! That’s a Whoo Hoo! This set is exclusive to all Current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. I just recently broke it out and played a bit with it. Of course, there is so much more to do with it but here is a quick share:

I made 2 cards and 4 sheets of stationary note paper.


Our Oval punches are retiring and I thought I would include a fun little punch idea. I punched into the oval to get the curve. Then I cut off  the curve off the bottom to look lie it’s sitting. Then I used the Swoosh stamp and inked it into tip top taupe ink then stamped on the edge. This gives the pot a curved look, so it’s not as flat looking. Then I wrapped linen thread around it. Your punches can do so much more then the shape they are. Just look at your collection sometime. Really look at them and start using them. You’ll be glad you did.


If you are not a subscriber, here is what you missed:

Here is the Month of May Kit Video:

Now, doesn’t this look like fun!

It really is.

Not only do I sell these kits and subscriptions, but I’m a subscriber as well. My daughters love getting and opening the boxes. Sometimes I even share it with them. Ok, Ok. I do more then that. They enjoy putting the kits together. Some of the goodies do get used for school as well as everyday use. It’s fun, entertaining and creative. Sound like something that interests you?

Click Here to dive into the Fun!

You can pick

1-Month #137858 $19.95

3-Month #137859 $59.85

6-Month #137860 $113.70 (save $1 a month)

12-Month #137861 (save $2 a month)


I hope you ENJOYED today’s Post!

Now go and Create something!


Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

Don’t forget Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th!!

It’s a full media blitz going on right now. At least 10-12 commercials on T.V. per hour have something to do with Mother’s Day. Listening to the radio, it doesn’t stop either. They are selling flowers, Berries, clothing, etc., every commercial break.

For most of us, We would not dare miss it. I know some of you have had a Mom that passed on too soon or maybe a few of you never really had a good connection with your own Mom. Perhaps there is a close friend or other relative that may have been the closest thing to a “Mom”.

I say, Celebrate them.

Now, I will not have a commercial but I will give you the following:

I too offer a gift as a Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator.

A Gift Certificate by Email.

My special is-Buy a $25.00 Gift Certificate and I add an extra $8.00 for Free.

If you make it $50.00-I will add $8.00 and a New Catalog (sent to her later).

The Gift Certificate can be sent to you so that you can present it to her or sent to your mom’s email with a message.

I take Square payments by phone and PayPal. My name is on PayPal.

Or a Super fun Paper Pumpkin gift. Click here to learn more.

That’s it.

Now for a lovely card for Inspiration. I’m not trying to guilt you into making a homemade card-that’s YOUR Mom’s job!

This was one of the cards from my Spring Card Buffet two weeks ago.


and side view and up close of the brick wall:


Here are the supplies I used:

I have ordered the New Catalogs

Yes. It’s True.

The New 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book and catalogs have been ordered. If you have ordered from me in the last 6 months, by April 28th, and You chose me as your Demonstrator, and you chose to let me know that you ordered online from me, You get one for FREE, including the shipping! Delivered by USPS (or by me at one of my clubs). If you ordered and you marked No Contact, sadly, you will not be getting a catalog since I don’t know who you are or where your order was sent. I had a few of those in the last few months. Thank you so much for your orders, I do appreciate them.

If you haven’t ordered from me before, maybe it’s been a really long time, or you are new to me and Stampin’ Up!®. I would love to send you a Free catalog. You just pay for Shipping. Click here to learn more.

This week, my daughters have Teacher Appreciation Week at school. Each day the girls bring either fruit, or seeds, (growing theme here) or a homemade gift of some sort. Today was focused on other teachers in the school, not the homeroom teacher. An example was, the art teacher, gym, library, etc. I made a bunch of these watermelon candy treats for the girls.


This Yummie candy was from Walgreens “nice” candy brand. Isn’t this fun!


Did you know that this French Fry Die is retiring? The gusseted cello bags are going as well. If you haven’t bought this die yet, now is the time. I have shown lots of ideas over the years using this cute box and you need to get it before it’s gone. Along with other items on the list that you waited until now. Just click on the button on the right side of my page under specials. The list should be updating daily. The little greeting is from a Demonstrator only set.

Here are the supplies I used:

I hope I inspired you to create something fun today.
ENJOY and Happy shopping!

When items retire……

So Sad. Stamping products retire so quickly! I was planning to have my top 5 items to order before they sell out but it was too late. The retirement list has only been up a week and already significant items are no longer available to order.

There is never any problem in ordering retired stamp sets because they make them until the end, in-house.

But, it’s a little bit sad when products retire after being in our catalog a really, really long time. An example of this would be Crystal Effects (it’s no longer available) which was in my last post. I think this product has been in our catalog over 18 years. I was going to write – get some before it’s gone but-too late, poof!, it’s gone, sold out.

Next items were the Iridescent Ice and Black Stampin’ Emboss Powders. Poof! Gone!

On to the next must have item.

The white Uni Ball Signo gel pen. Gone. That was also a stunner. Poof!

The Stack and Store Caddy. I have three of them and planned on getting another, but that too-Poof! Gone.

So, my suggestion to you is, if you want any of the retired items on the list, get them before they are gone. Just check out the retired list on the right side of my blog. Then click on my order online button either at the top right or at the bottom of my posts.


In the mean time, I’ll share a card from my Spring Card Buffet that was held last Saturday.

This card has items that are retiring. The stamp set A Dozen Thoughts, the White Bakers Twine and the Updated Essentials template.

The ink colors are Red Rose and Garden Green with the Stazon Black ink.


As you can see I used the paper piercing tool to poke holes. To poke them in a perfect line, use the Updated Essentials template.


of course, paint on the colors with Wink of Stella Clear. Use just like you would with a blender pen or add a bit afterward on top of the color. The picture is not doing it justice. It’s always better in person. It was the favorite card for all the ladies.



Here are the Supplies I used:

Red Balloons


I love Red.

I love Red Balloons.

The Crystal Effects gave the balloons the right glossy look that I needed for today’s post.

Thoughts of red balloons have been on my mind lately.

This is probably because of the short film and book of my youth-The Red Balloon. In fact, I just found the book in my youngest daughter’s room on a bookshelf. I think I have always been fascinated with the color RED. All of my vehicles have been Red and I look good in red hues. Yet, as a young girl, I loved the color Blue. Blue dresses, Blue Carnations, Blue walls in a room. It’s funny how are tastes change with time. Colors can inspire you. As a Demonstrator, I dabble with all colors. You can choose your own combinations from our 4 great color charts. These Balloons would probably look great in Pacific Point Blue or Blackberry Bliss. My idea today is not geared toward a child’s gift bag and card but rather an elegant adult version. I have turned the Mini treat bag into a fun box/bag. This just might fit a small bottle of wine or mini Champagne with a straw. OK, Chocolate-Dark Chocolate! So let’s get started.

Elegant Red Balloon Birthday

Here is a Picture Tutorial for You:

You will start by Cutting out two main pieces of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. And-it’s on sale this week too. How convenient!


Now trim off the top edging. These are your sides of your box.


Do this on both pieces.


Score at 3/8″ on both pieces. These will fold in and attach to inside of box.


Now add Tear and Tape Adhesive. If you have time-use the Tombow Glue. I never have time so use the sticky tape. Fast fuse will work as well.


Fold over with a bone folder and make sure score lines are crisp. Line up your edges and tape together.


Now you have the main box. Flip over.


The tape goes end to end.


Your smaller piece will be 4 1/2″ X 1  6/16″. Yes, it’s a tight one. You may have to play with the width a bit on this. Every box is a bit different so by going a tad wider first and then adjusting with scissors is best.


Your box bags!


I hope this Box idea made from a small the Mini Treat “bag” die will inspire you. Need more inspiration-Click here and Check out a post from a year ago.

Elegant Red Balloon Birthday

Here are the Supplies I used:

It’s our last week of the Weekly Deals.




On the Horizon

The New catalog is closer then you think. Do you want one? It’s Free to all of my customers who have bought Online and in person from me in the last 6 months. If you are new to my blog, and you would like one sent to you in May, You need to place an order with me by April 23rd. If you have placed orders but hit the “No Contact”, I have no clue who you are and unfortunately I will not be able to send you a catalog for Free. You can get one but you need to pay the shipping. So, when you place an Online order-don’t forget to click Yes I allow my Demonstrator to contact me and Yes to information etc. Then I can put you on my Newsletter list and let you know my Events, and Specials. Plus, I would like to thank You, my New Online Customer with a gift.

Now, if you shop with numerous demonstrators, and I am not your primary demonstrator, Please let me know ( so that I don’t send a duplicate catalog. You can contact your Primary Demonstrator and let them send you one.

Once I order the catalogs, they will be sent out in May to my customers of the last 6 months. You will begin ordering out of the New-June 1st, 2016. New Demonstrators that sign up with me during May will get both the current and Brand New Catalogs. I would LOVE to have you on my team-The Dairy Best Stampers! Click HERE to learn more about being a Demonstrator.

We have lots and lots on sale this week for Weekly Deals. Unfortunately, this program will be ending on April 18th. Stampin’ Up! is planning on offering specials on and off over time. In the mean time-Dig in and grab these deals:


 While there, Visit the Clearance Rack too. Just click here.

For my Local customers, I will be starting my Lake Geneva Stamp Club again on Thursday April 21st. If you are interested, Contact me today.



Down to the last week or so

SALE-A-BRATION is almost over. Say it isn’t so!!!

You have 9 days left to enjoy the Free items that you get when you place a $50.00 order or more.

You do like FREE, Right? It’s truly Stampin’ Up’s! Biggest sale. The FREE items, the stamps, Designer Series Paper, Washi Tape, these items will not show up in the next main catalog. These items are exclusive to this time period only. Go ahead, find something that you truly need/Want/Have to have/Needed an excuse and Now you have it!!! Now is as good a time as any to get what you need and pick an item or two or three for FREE, depending on the size of your order. You can see the items for sale on the side column listed. If you need a catalog, contact me today. If you need help in placing an order and you would like personalized help, give me a call. I would Love to help you. Even if it’s your first time ordering with our company-Stampin’ Up!

The other great special-

Paper Pumpkin.


This is such a fabulous deal that several of my customers signed up during this special.

Here is an example of what I and many of my customers received a few days ago:

Ok, maybe your thinking about it. How about one more video that might interest you:

Ok, so are you ready to place an order? CLICK HERE!


Maybe join up for a few months with Paper Pumpkin. CLICK HERE!


Maybe you would like to join Stampin’ Up!® Click here to learn more!

Lots of options, so many choices.

Go ahead, You deserve a fun shopping experience.