Good morning! I hope this post is finding everyone well… I truly have missed posting as I regularly did….but we are on the countdown with this cast…(fingers crossed) It is amazing how something that we take for granted can slow you down….but all is good – actually it is GREAT!

Isn’t this a great picture of “Happy Pants“….I adore Sandy Allnock as she is sooooo darn talented and one super sweet person. I have taken many of her online classes and I truly enjoy watching videos of her working and creating amazing projects…..

Click here to see a quick video and I hope that her message will be all over your face – a simple SMILE does make a difference something so simple and something that we ALL can do….

At the end…you will see some snaps of my view as I woke up this morning….



I am away with the most important people in my life… wonderful hubby and 3 peeps!



I did not bring much to work/play will except……..the NEW STAMPIN’ BLENDS! I am itchin’ to play and then I will be sure to share my thoughts and works of art with you all!


Meet my new friends…..I am super excited to PLAY! 😀 





I am just giddy that WE HAVE THESE MARKERS….we all know that there is LOTS going on with Stampin’ Up! this month…..Below you will see a recap of a previous post with all of the Stampin’ Scoop…..I get it – a BUNCH to absorb – just be a sponge and soak it up!




I am super excited that Stampin’ Up! is offering an alcohol-based marker once again.These markers are only available to demonstrators at this point but Stampin’ Up! is going to be releasing them hopefully by the end of the year to all customers.

I think it is fair to be totally be honest and say that Stampin’ Up! is being super cautious with this new product launch to make sure the quality control is to their highest standards. Alcohol based markers are a staple in the crafting industry and I am THRILLED that we are offering them.

This time Stampin’ Up is doing a super smart thing….there are just (2) shades for each color family and if you have 1 that runs out….no worries as you can purchase them individually as needed (once they go live for customers) – I personally think that Is super smart as that was one thing in the past many did not like… having to re-purchase the whole color family.

You can see that this is very exciting for Stampin’ Up! If you have never used an alcohol-based marker before I say HANG ON TO YOUR MARKER as wait until you try …you will be amazed at the ease they are to use.

You will see that currently stamping up is offering these alcohol-based markers in 12 color families… Totally matching our colors that we have! You just have to love how we color coordinate all of our products!


Bermuda Bay Combo Pack*144600$9.001
Calypso Coral Combo Pack*144045$9.001
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack*144598$9.001
Crumb Cake Combo Pack*144601$9.001
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack*144603$9.001
Night Of Navy Combo Pack*144040$9.001
Old Olive Combo Pack*144597$9.001
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack*144604$9.001
Pool Party Combo Pack*144605$9.001
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack*144599$9.001
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack*144602$9.001
Smoky Slate Combo Pack*145058$9.001
Ivory Marker144606$4.501
Bronze Marker144607$4.501
Color Lifter144608$4.501
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
Color Me Happy Project Kit144609$25.00No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount)144062$27.00No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)**144069$19.00No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033$46.75No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034$39.50No Limits


*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

You can see from the above chart that there is a Color Me Happy Stamp Set and Project Kit…can you say WOW….as you knew that Stampin’ Up! would come out with an amazing compliment with this release. (and it is….but only for demonstrators for this pre-release)

So the moral of this story is… for $99 dollars you can get all of these markersHave free shippingand get going coloring away! There truly are no strings attached in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. The overwhelming majority of demonstrators with Stamping Up are hobbyist and who doesn’t like to get a deal!

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or you can click here and put the stampin’ blends marker collection (#147475) in your kit and be done…no…do this as well….throw in some White Bakers Twine (#124262) as you can get up to $125 in product for just $99!

Getting the total stampin’ blends marker collection is the way to go as then you would have all of the colors available. If you wish to purchase them in just specific colors and also be able to get the color me happy project kit you will see the product numbers beside each of the color families.

I have a feeling we all think the same way so this is what I would do (just sayin’)…I would get the marker collection and then you can order the project kit and get it at a 20% discount!!! I just love a deal…again, email me of you want to chat….or just click here!



(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)

October 1 – 10, 2017: World Card Making Day

This year the world celebrates the day on October 7, but for ten days (October 1–10), you can get  some great deals. You can save 15% off select stamp sets and note card/envelope sets.  CLICK HERE to see the offerings but remember – it is just for 10 days! WOOT-WOOT…..




(click on the banner image to see a full PDF of the great offerings)


Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3, Get 1 Free! (We love our paper)

October 1 – 31, 2017:  Purchase 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs. (do you have a favorite?) This includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!  Purchase all the same or mix and match! This is a great way to pound out your holiday cards or even pair up with a friend to share the paper.

You can click here and see them all grouped together.




Now to my view…I have truly been counting the days for this weekend to happen. We all know that is harder and harder to find the time for schedules to line up to be all together when PEEPS grow up and have jobs and live in different states…that is why my heart has been skippin’ beats for this weekend….

2 are here…..Will is on his way from Boston – LONG trip for just 2 days…but I am sooooo darn excited! Have a great weekend and I will be in your “in box” on Monday!!!!


Here are a couple of pictures…

What a great way to wake up to…..



Still plenty warm enough to go out on the boat…it is going to be a beautiful day!



YEP….I bought “the goods” to make smores! You would not believe how much food I have cooked/prepared for…..I just wanted everything to be ready…so we can maximize time for chatter and games…..FAMILY FUN!!!!



Thanks for popping in and letting me share “my joy” with you! Happy World Card Making Day tomorrow and remember…..this little thing we do….it DOES make a difference!




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