It’s that time of year

New Stampin' Up! Catalog Survival Kit

Hah, you thought I was thinking end of school year, nope, not yet. Something even better.

Ahh, the Joy of getting the New Catalog. New ideas, New Stamps, New Supplies, I could go on….

New Do Not Disturb Kit!

It’s always fun to Lock yourself in a room (even if it’s a bathroom), and to enjoy my Survival Kit with your new catalog. I try to enhance the experience by adding just a bit of chocolate.

I know YOU want one.  CLICK HERE to get one on my “Get your Free Catalog page”. You pay for Shipping and the New 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalog with my Updated Survival kit and coupons are yours!

 Right now the discounts on retired items are fabulous, so get them before it’s gone. Click here to shop now.

of Course, Weekly Deals:


I hope all my current customers and Club Members are getting their catalogs even as we speak. Let me know that you got them and what is your favorite item this year.

Talk with you soon.



Loving New In Colors-2015-2017


Ahh, Sneak Peek! Nothing quite gets me going like a Good Hot cup of coffee and my NEW Catalog! However when I shot my video, perhaps one too many. Oh, well, Like the title on my Blog-Fueled by Caffeine!

Loving the New In-Colors

In-Color-Card-Stock-2015-17Not sure why my mint took on a blue-sorry about that.


Now you can see them. Beautiful. Can’t wait to show them to you.

Check out my video. I know-a shocker. Nope, nothing but Strong coffee in my cup and having fun. It’s been too long since my last video.

Time for:


Ohh, Fun New News about Paper Pumpkin. Use Promo code, SAVE50, when you sign up. For brand new Subscribers Only. Available for Month to Month Subscriptions, not pre-paid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95. Sign up by June 10th, 2015 and have fun. Just click on this sticker!


In the meantime, while you wait for the New Catalog, and new items, just visit the Clearance Rack and the Retired stamps, etc. because when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Don’t forget, if you want to get in on my Monthly Online Card Club, You need to sign up before Friday. You can click here. If you are interested in getting a Free Catalog-Visit here.

Wow, now that is a busy post! Thanks for visiting me today.



Spring 10-10-10 Class 2015

Last Saturday, I held a Spring 10-10-10- Class at a local Coffee shop-Bragi Coffee Shop and Wine Bar in Williams Bay, WI. An Awesome Shop. You can Get your caffeine fix here.

So much fun.

My Guests had some laughs, enjoyed a beverage, and stamped the afternoon away.

Spring 10-10-10 Class


My daughter Victoria got into it too. At first, she sat off to the side and enjoyed a treat and played with her iPod. Then she helped a bit and then moved right into stamping cards. The acorn does not fall far from this tree!

Here are the samples we made:


My guests were able to choose different sayings for some of their cards if they wished.

Of course, everyone got a $1.00 toward their beverage which I presented in a bag. But not any bag will do, Oh No. I went all out!

Check it out:


Isn’t that fun? I love the Bow Builder Punch. It dressed up these bags beautifully.


Enjoy-BagAnd yes, I did use my coffee cup and some coffee to add coffee stain rings. It has to be authentic.

If you like this Coffee cup-better hurry and get it because it’s on the retired list along with these polka dot bags. (Perfect Blend -C. #131392 $10.95, W#130745 $13.95). I stamped these on the Shimmery White C.S. and used a aqua painter and Pool Party ink.

If you would like to have a 10-10-10 for your group or a large Card Buffet for your church group, ladies clubs,etc, Contact me today. I travel up to 3 Hours in any direction from Lake Geneva, WI. Seriously!

This weeks Deals:


By the time I post this today, I will already have UPS bringing me NEW Stampin’ Up!® Product and my NEW 2015-2016 Catalog! Yea Baby!!!!!

There will be some “SERIOUS” late night creating going on tonight!

Oh, and almost forgot with the excitement of New Stuff-

Tonight, (7PM Mt time) 8:00 PM Central my time, there will be a Livestream on YouTube for information on our Paper Pumpkin. So-Skip to the fun if you would like to see it go to


Big thanks to everyone who joined us for our Paper Pumpkin livestream earlier tonight. We had such a blast partying with you! If you missed it, click here to watch a recording.

Here’s what we shared:

1. MEGA deal alert! For 24 hours only, new subscribers can sign up for just $5 USD/$7 CAD (shipping included) for their first month! Go to and enter promo code 24HOURS. Hurry—this offer expires tomorrow night at 6:50 PM (MT). Best time to join EVER!

For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. Offer ends May 9, 2015 at 6:50 PM (MT).After the first month, the fun will continue for just $19.95 USD/$24.95 CAD a month (shipping included).

2. The May kit! That’s right—we previewed this month’s kit. It is uh-MAY-zing! You do NOT want to miss this one. Trust us.

There you have it! Two GREAT reasons to sign up for Paper Pumpkin in the next 24 hours! Now . . . time to get busy. Call your family. Text your friends. Shout it from the rooftops. Share the promo code 24HOURS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so that no one feels left out.

Better get going. The countdown is on!

-Paper Pumpkin™

Click HERE to sign up with me Today!



Thinlit Thanks Card

Thinlite Thanks

How’s that for a really Bright card.


I love how the thanks sits on the flowers. The thin black line of the card stock behind the white really adds to the interest of the card. The flowers came together nicely. I have an even amount of flowers (2 each) but odd number (3) of leaves. This makes for a more appealing design.


So easy and the Thinlits add the pop the card needed.

The dimensions are:

Kraft Card Stock 8  1/2″ x 5  1/2″

Basic Black Card Stock 5  1/4″  X 2  1/2″

Whisper White Card Stock 5  1/8″ X 2  3/8″

Here is what I used:

New Deals:
Enjoy! shopping with me-24-7!

April 2015 Paper Pumpkin

If you follow me on Instagram, (which by the way, I love) you saw this photo of my daughter Addison opening the Paper Pumpkin box.


She has been so excited to open the box every month. Both my daughters will each make at least one of the cards or projects found inside the box each month. Some months they get all of it-other times, I share it with my Senior group that stamps twice a month with me.

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Do you have your gift? What, not yet! How about Paper Pumpkin-Creativity in a Box. The gift that shows up once a month, 3 month, 6 Month or even a 1 year subscription. Now THAT would make for a wonderful gift. Just scroll down on my page to see the Paper Pumpkin buttons on your left or just Click Here and go directly.

Enjoy the current months box:



Retired Stampin’ Up! List 2015

I realize this post should have been up days ago on my blog but the Flu has hit our “nest”. I was the last one to get “some” of the fun!! Blah. Must press on. Here is what you have been waiting for:


Click here to see the Retired Stampin’ Up! 2015 list of stamps, ink, paper, etc.

The MY DIGITAL STUDIO program is ending as well. You can see the list here and get a discount of 30% off when you place an order on my site.

As always, there will be something you can not live without. Get it before its gone.

Of course the Weekly Deals:


And don’t forget about getting the Butterfly Thinlits/and bundles.



Oh, and you must visit the Clearance rack too. Visit here.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!

 See you soon with some fun ideas to share. Time for some hot tea and a cozy blanket.


Get your Butterfly Thinlits

They-just-flew-in.Yup- Direct from Stampin’ Up!®:

After a (very) long migration, the Butterflies Thinlits Dies have landed in our warehouse and are now available for purchase!

Remember, you and your customers can take advantage of two special offers through April 30:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at a 15 percent discount and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

So exciting. Now I can show fun projects with them again. Like this cute card I whipped up in 5 minutes:


Birthday Wishes card

I used Card Stock Vellum for the Beautiful Butterfly (#101856 $6.50). Here is everything else:

Celebrate Cards

A week ago I created a “Celebrate” card idea for my Hartford Ladies Stamp Club. I wanted a simple and clean card design.

Celebrate-WhiteSo easy to create.

I decided to try a different Celebrate version but in Night of Navy.


What do you think? Which do you like best? Both are gender neutral and can be used for Birthdays as well as Retirement. I say the latter because I am watching CNBC and the amount of Retirement commercials shown everyday are in the teens. SOMEBODY is Retiring and why not make it a celebration!

Funny thing, I forgot my Original stamp set with the Celebrate word in it in Hartford so I had to use what I had. I had brought my older daughter, Victoria to hang out with our group and I will say I was a bit more distracted then usual when cleaning up. Oops! Still, I like how they both turned out, with or without the original “celebrate” stamp.Here is what I used:

It’s Weekly deals Time-Check it out!


Today is the last day to sign up for my April Online Stamp Club. Just fill out the email form and I will contact you tomorrow to get your stamp set/or bundle. Click here to get started.

On the Horizon-April 21st-The Retirement List will be out. That means the Retirement of stamp sets, Accessories List, In-Color Group 2013-2015 inks, paper, markers, as well as My Digital Studio and all things Digital.


And an Update on Butterflies Thinlits Dies. I hope to have a Special Announcement from Stampin’ Up!® very soon about these guys. I understand that they will be available -POSSIBLY by Next week if not sooner. I have not been putting up samples using these guys since it may feel like-Hah Hah I got them and you can’t have them feeling! As soon as I know you can order them, I will put out a special post with all the details. Besides, I know ours are the Best in the stamping industry! That’s my take and I am sticking to it!!