Good Morning and WOW – I learned a lesson and one that I like! Well…..let me start by saying that in life we all know that “Less is Best” because when you really think about it- we all are blessed in many ways.

Fast forward and then rewind….on Tuesday’s Stampin’ Up! gives Demonstrators Updates a fun tidbit called “Succeed Weekly” and it is just that – an email that showcases some tips to help us, to inspire us….to make us smile!

Yesterday they were talking about that word that I touched on last week….CASEing – remember – Copy And Share Everything – well here is the picture and this is where my inspiration came from!





I admit, I adore the FREEBIE Avant Garden from Sale-a-Bration…..WHY???? it is a classic – When you work with a classic it is easy. Easy feels good. Easy works. Easy is duplicate-able.

I do not know about you….but I thought as you got older, things were easier!?!?! Well, sometimes they are – sometimes they aren’t but in the end – we all do what we need to do.

Last week I shared that I took my wonderful Dad to North Carolina to see his brother, my Uncle George and I am soooooo glad that I did – not only for me, but for him. We ended up staying longer (that wasn’t in the plan) but I learned a bunch about life.

Ok – I will stop – let’s get onto the card and why these 2 things (the Succeed Weekly and my Trip) makes this a special card to me. In a nutshell – LESS is BEST!





One thing that I think that we all can agree on is the magic of Heat Embossing. It is a smile maker  each and every time. It is an instant gratification ~ a special – WOW…I did that!?!?!?! – to take a simple stamp with Versa Mark….pour some embossing powder over and see an instant HEAT MAGIC ….it doesn’t get better than this! 😀

This technique is one that I never get tired of ~ When you heat emboss with white on white paper and then add color – WOW…..POP….SMILE! 😀

I took a sponge dauber and in a circular motion just added color over where the flower was heat embossed. Very fast, very effective. You could use multiple colors but today I am showing you the one I did in Mint Macaron.





While in North Carolina, my Aunt Karen asked me for some help with some cards. I was flattered, I melted. I was so excited to help her but truthfully I have not had time to think of a simple card that I could make MANY of that would be perfect for her to thank the friends, nurses etc through this journey with my dear Uncle George. I am thrilled to say that he is doing better!

This is what I love about what I do – it is so simple, so easy, so rewarding. When she asked my for some cards I perked right up and said – “I’m on it” and once I saw the inspiration from the email from Stampin’ Up! – BINGO – I knew that this would be FAST and oh so easy!





Here is your card to PIN….but if you want to know where Stampin’ Up! found this inspiration….it was from SUD Rachel Brumley . I love the fact that SU looks constantly to find fabulous ideas to share with us to help YOU!. I say that it is a win-win all the way around! Thank you Rachel for the inspiration!





This month is coming to an end….that is sad because that means that Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end. It has been sooooooo fun and I deeply thank you for your support and I know…..“I GET IT” because when I was a customer, Sale-a- Bration WAS the time that I stocked up for the year but let me remind you…it is the best time of the year for you to get your “HALL PASS” of a constant 20% discount each and every day when you buy Stampin’ Up! products…PLUS you can pick any 2 stamp sets in the catalog on top on your custom bundle that YOU created.

I know you that you think the BIG BAD WOLF will come out and take the FUN out of the joy that you have with stampin’ and creating, but it is quite the contrary – I say, WHY NOT?

I realized that my JOIN THE FUN was very weak – so yesterday I tried to work on it…..but it is still a work in progress. Some of you might think that I am late to the party (I am, but that’s OK because I am happy with what and where I am) but this really is the best time to get a kit that you pick…for just $99 (ships for free) and you can pick $125 in product of your choice and don’t forget – just until March 31st (yikes 2 days) you can pick ANY 2 stamp sets!

PLUS….I will give you (2) FREE Sale-a-Bration items if you join with me. You can pick what you want….how wonderful is that! In a nut-shell, I love what I do and I do what I do from that love (whew….that a lot of “I do’s”)….not to pay a mortgage….but to have fun, be inspired and learn!

The simple facts…

  • $99 gets you $125 worth of whatever your heart wants.
  • Ships for FREE
  • You can pick any 2 stamps from the Annual or Occasions catalog for FREE
  • I will give you (2) FREE Sale-a-bration items

It is simple…just like my card!

Here are the products for this SOOOOOOO simple card, please feel free to leave a comment (I love to hear from you) or email me if you have any questions about getting 20% off each and everyday…(and then if you stick around… could get 25% off each and every order) I say WOOT-WOOT!



Are you wondering about the NEW (potential ITELL)?

p.s. – We had a RAIN DELAY for our (shhhhhhh….) NEW POTENTIAL 4 legged ITELL…..(I have been giving the others a PEP talk….they are holding out their opinion until they meet)

p.p.s – Today is my PRECIOUS and OH SO SPECIAL Hannah’s BIRTHDAY! Next week….you will see the card I made for her! She pops onto my blog and I did not want her to see her card before she opened it in person… it is a good test to see if she reads my blog as she has no idea about the “NEW” potential addition! 🙂

Have a great day….I sure will as when it is a PEEPS BIRTHDAY – I am a sponge and re-live the great memories… is sooo short – take and soak up each moment!





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