PALS Blog Hop…Anything with Wings!


Welcome to the Pals’ June  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects using “Anything with Wings” You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.







This is a fun theme for this months hop and I knew the “cutie” I was going to use right out of the gate! I can still remember when this single stamp made its debut to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog (2 years ago)…I instantly LOVED it at first glance and I still love it today!


I call this a Peanut Butter & Jelly kinda card….WHAT???


Easy…it is super easy to use…it is always in style…and it is one that I say – “When in doubt…pull it out!!!” as this stamped image will always not only make YOU smile – but the recipient will do the same when they get this super sweet card!

Kinda like Peanut Butter & Jelly…when in doubt …pull it out! We loved it as kids and it still is super yummy as adults!





There is not a bunch to chat about in making this cards as it is super straight forward but I will point out a couple of tips that make a simple and basic card….stand out a bit more!

You all know that I love clean and simple cards and I am also a firm believer that one needs the basic staples of tools to make clean and simple cards. The Simply Scored Tool is just a must have in my opinion! I often do this…a simple score of the cardstock to add some fun!





After Stampin’ my image using the MUST HAVE Stamparatus I used the Blends to color in this fun image. It took literally minutes as the ink just glides on and gives perfect coverage!

After I colored it I thought to myself – I should have used clear embossing powder to make a bit of shine and then PLAN B went into effect…I never took the stamp out of the Stamparatus so PRESTO….

I placed it back in….stamped it again with the black ink and then quickly added clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Worked like a charm and actually worked like I have planned to do it that way from out of the gate!





I am the very first one that agrees that the time element in life gets the best of us…but this is a super example of why I am a HUGE FAN of a card like this…


It is fast to make…It is rewarding…and it is a keeper!


I invite you to look at the “stuff” you have in your stash and then take inventory of the basics… I am all about these things as you need them 1st to create classics and then add to the inventory as you are able to do so….







To me…the basics in this project are…The Stamparatus…the Simply Scored Tool…The Heat Tool…The Blends and a great Black Ink! As far as Embossing Powders go…the 3 that I use the most are clear, gold and white…again, clean and simple!

OK  – that is it for me today as you have a BUNCH OF HOPPIN’ to do and be inspired by. I thank you for popping by (or shall I say buzzin’ by) and I hope this sweet card brought a smile to your face!

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Mixing It Up” projects. Don’t miss the fun!










*** WARNING: this is a long post but a GREAT ONE to help you get organized….and lots of other stuff….grab a cup of whatever and ENJOY!



Hello to all and I know that we are all aware that the NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes live on Tuesday June 4th and as usual…it will be an exciting time to see the new kids on the block!


Today is all about organization…as it always seems to be a HOT TOPIC and one that we all enjoy! Before we yack about being organized I want to share with you…






You can CLICK HERE to see the blog post of the Product Share and if you still want to get a Product Share you have until Sunday, June 2nd to secure a spot.






I have sent of all confirmations and I am invoicing now… if you have not heard from me….than reach out! It is a HUGE JOB but one that I adore doing and I know that you will be smiling when you receive THE GOODS! 🙂 







I have been taking time in organizing my Craft Area and if you follow my Blog, you already know that I ADORE ORGANIZATION IDEAS and I also LOVE to share them with you! My feeling is….why not share as it might just be the right solution for you!

Please know that there are soooooo many ways out there that people organize their paper but I have used this system for years and it is still a BLUE RIBBON WINNER for me!

Are you ready for this…..I will have all of my NEW DSP from the New Catalog in ONE CONTAINER….yep….1 container and I am all ready to rumble when the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK make their way from Utah to Randall Lane.

Everything is labeled and all I need to do is open the paper….slide it in and PRESTO…and everything in 1 spot and that makes me super happy! 🙂


I have blogged about this before but I am going to go over it again and also list some bullet points that I think that you will be able to follow…PLEASE, PLEASE – feel free to email me or leave a comment if you need clarity and also have any other ideas that you would like to share!

I have not had to purchase any of these things I am linking for you as once you have them – you can use them over and over each and every time a new offering comes along…..all you need to do is peel off the label that lists the DSP in the folder….and make a new label with the NEW DSP name….and you are good to go!

I will try my best to convey the message I am trying to get to you…..(darn, another reason why there should be a STAMPER/CRAFT State that we could all gravitate to and learn from each other)….here you go. It is an investment but one that you will see that you use over and over for years to come.


Actually….many of mine are back to the days of being a Creative Memories Consultant…and as anything in life….once you get the “right” products from the start…there will be no reason to reinvent the wheel!


To start with you need 1 of these (container on my shelf to the left) – this is Paper Holder…..well actually I do have (2) of them as I do have one that keeps my specialty paper in (like gold, silver foil sheets….Glimmer Papers…Window Sheets etc…) but for most of you – 1 will work for your DSP but trust me….you will not need more than 2.





I have as many of these folders as there are papers….remember…there are (3) of them in an order so make sure that IF you get this system…that you are not ordering to many! I have 12 of them in one of the paper holders.

Next….the dividers – just as above…..there are (3) of them in an order so again, order accordingly as I think these are KEY to separating your full sheets and scraps of each specific DSP.






Here is the gadget that I would never be without and also something that I often purchase for a gift! It is so practical and it is something that once you get into the habit of using it…you will never be without it! The P Touch Label Maker – this is a GREAT price and trust me…if you have a person that is hard to buy for….this is a super gift!





Naturally you will need the tape for the label maker and I always buy the knock off brand as it is soooo much cheaper and it works great (I have never had any issues with the quality)


This is how I set my system up!

  • Label the outside of the Paper Holder with Annual Catalog and then if you bought another one….than I would put Holiday Catalog it Misc. Specialty Papers
  • On the file folders – cut the tabs off of the top edges (these little things are annoying) as you will put your DSP Label on the file folder so you do not need the tabs.
  • Make a Label – for example Magnolia Lane and then a Label that says Magnolia Lane Scraps
  • Place the labels on the folder and then the Scraps one on the divider.


PRESTO – you are going to be so darn tootin’ happy – so much so that you are going to dance in your craft room often as this saves having so much crazy paper here…there and everywhere!!!

My rule of thumb…I keep all full sheets in front of the dividers and then the scraps of that specific DSP Collection behind the divider.





Here is the other product that keeps me organized…and one that I would never ever be without! It is the DSP Swatch Books that I make up as part of my Product Share Offering…..These HANDY DANDY things save me so much time in not having to DIG THROUGH a bunch of paper looking for a great compliment to whatever project I am working on.

Together…these 2 things (the Paper Organizer and my Swatch Books) make keeping my DSP in order.





Trust me, I “get it” that the DSP Swatch Books are pricy…but I am tellin’ you…they save you so much time! All of the product info is right there for you in ONE HANDY SPOT! Once you get used to having them…you will never be without them as it is a great way to see and share all of the papers in one handy booklet.





Ok – my fingers are pooped! I could just go on and on about topics and ideas of Organization….it is sooooo my wheel house as when I am organized…I am HAPPY…it is as simple as that!




I know that I have not been blogging a bunch but I just had to share this with you as these types of things make me SUPER HAPPY.…as I know that we all can buy…buy…..but then we seem to get overwhelmed and frustrated with all of “the stuff” we collect.

As I said above…these types of posts that I can share with you little tips and tricks that work for me….make me hope that I can be of help to you in not being overwhelmed.





Trust me, I have BEEN THERE…DONE THAT!


Chances are…I will be there again and when that happens – the BEST way to get a grip on what I have is to regroup and reorganize! There is just something magical about knowing where things are so you can enjoy the process! Personally I have always found that I am simply not productive when things are not in “their homes” – and I end up feeling like a dog chasing its tail!

In closing….please remember that if you want to take part of my Annual Catalog Product Share…the final day to secure a spot is this Sunday, June 2nd. I will be figuring out my order and once I place it on the 4th….it is in and then it is my turn to crank them out for you in a ZOOM fashion!

I have decided only to do one share as Stampin’ Up! have already identified that there is already one ribbon and one embellishment that are on backorder already and honestly…it is just as frustrating to me as it is to you….as I realize that we are launching a new catalog. Trust me, I will be like Cinderella waiting for the magical time to order….this is why I am only doing one share…..



Please know that I always strive to be as upfront and always honest to you about things that I promote and suggest. Yesterday, Demonstrators woke up to an announcement from the Home Office that they decided to discount many of the retired products.


True this is GREAT news….but to be totally upfront and honest with you… caused many frustrations with Demonstrators as we were told on May 8th that they (the company/Home Office) decided NOT TO DISCOUNT any of the retired products this year….and being the messengers to you…..we share what we are given.

I am a person of integrity and I want you to know that I communicate what I know when it is in writing….and yep, the Home Office had that in writing on May 8th. Please know that these decisions are totally out of my hands and all of the great Demonstrators out there….and yep, I am am sorry if you have already purchased retired products and now they are discounted.



If you are interested in seeing the Retired Products that are now discounted… can CLICK HERE and see the offerings. There are some great items there but also I remind you that the NEW CATALOG will be coming out on Tuesday!



Thank you for hanging in there today and I do hope that this post inspired you a wee bit on how you can have a system for your DSP and have it not take up a bunch of room! To me, the BEST PART is….year after year….catalog after catalog…you can peel off the label and reuse the folders!

If you are wishing to get into my Annual Catalog Product Share……please email me and put in the subject line – PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT….and for those of you that have already sent me a request….I have sent out all confirmations/communications to you….so if you did not hear from me…..EMAIL ME…as it fell through the cyber loops!

Have a GREAT weekend….I sure plan to and on Monday I will share with you an item from the NEW CATALOG that I just know will bring a smile to your face…as I say – it’s a KEEPER!






FREE Stampin’ Up! Shipping TODAY only!

Good Morning and I hope that each and everyone of you are having a wonderful day….and if you are a Mom…I hope that you are enjoying this special day!

I loss my wonderful Mom 9 years ago and I am sure that many of you are in my spot of missing the one that you loved so…but I choose to let the fun memories flood in!

For those of you that are not Moms….I say – you are equally as special as I am sure that you have touched many peoples lives…and I think that there are times that the focus is on a specific day…but the way I see it is…





We all have gifts…so lets all celebrate everyones strength and kindness! 


This morning I had a flood of DINGS on my phones from amazing women all reaching out to say – let’s have a great day…you rock….we are the glue…yada-yada….and so far I have had a GREAT day….I went to a yoga class…had several great cups of coffee….played with the critters… and I have CYBER-SHOPPED!!!!

Yep…I have helped the cyber shopping community and thought to myself….


YOU ALL deserve a DEAL that I know you would love and appreciate! 


One thing that ALWAYS PAINS ME and honestly makes me a bit grumpy is having to pay for shipping and yep, I know that many of you agree with me that Stampin’ Up! shipping charges $$$….so…I am giving you a FREE SHIPPING DAY!!!!


FREE SHIPPING FROM ME for any orders that are placed with me over $50.00 +.


We all know that the new catalog is coming around super soon….and this is a great time to stock up on things that are going up in prices…We all know that a price increase happens from time to time….so I am giving you an opportunity to stock up of the basics that you use over and over…..

I am trying to make this a quick email….here are a couple of things that are going up in price! The items below are the BASICS that I know that I use all of the time….I hope that this helps!



Cardstock – from $8.50  to $8.75

Envelopes White and Very Vanilla- from $7.00 to $7.50

Thick Whisper White & Very Vanilla Paper – from $7.75  to $8.25

Versa Mark Ink Pad – from $9.00 to $9.50 (treat yourself to a NEW ONE…you will be amazed with the difference as this seems to be an item that we never update….also – I do not use the refill as I think a fresh pad has a much better consistency than using the re-inker)

Stampin’ Mist – from $4.50 to $5.00

Embossing Powders from $5.00 to $6.00

Foil Sheets – from $4.00 to $5.00


Also – remember to shop the retired list as well as the clearance rack!


I also wanted to pass this along that Stampin’ Up! had on the Demonstrator Website…(I know that I was holding out to see if any of the retired products will be reduced as YEP – I am like you….I LOVE A DEAL…but below in green text you will see what I copied and pasted from the site…

Please do not ask me why as I honestly do not know….seems kinda weird but it is what it is…! I know that I am going to scoop up some things that are walking the plank!


Based on current inventory levels for all markets,

we have made the decision not to offer discounts on retiring products.


There you go….a quickie (for me) but a DEAL FOR YOU! I will write you a personal check for your shipping charges that you incurred for your Stampin’ Up! order that you place with me TODAY!!! This is good for orders placed through my website (HIT THAT BELOW PAW PRINT)…

When I see that you have placed an order I will see what your charges were and write you that check and also if you are NEW to my current customer list I will send you a new catalog when I write the check!

Please use the hostess code of UCWS9WDP when you place your order and remember, if your order is over $75+ you will also receive a free roll of Tear and Tape from me….my monthly thank you to YOU for shopping with me!

We all know that Stampin’ Up! shipping is 10% and that adds up – so this is YOUR opportunity to get FREE SHIPPING from me! I had fun cyber shopping this morning and I just thought – this makes me sad that Stampin’ Up! does npt do something special….so….




Please do not forget to reserve your Product Share offering with me….you can CLICK HERE to see the Blog Post that I did on Friday! I will be offering a 2nd wave of a Product Share most likely on the 3rd week of June…but I STRONGLY recommend getting in this share as who knows if certain products will go on back order!


You just never know and trust me….I am like CINDERELLA placing an order when the GREEN LIGHTS goes on with Stampin’ Up! and assuming that there are no hiccups with shipping I will turn your Share order around and ship it within the week of me getting THE GOODS!

I always take great pride in my shares and it is my pleasure in offering them to YOU!

Have a GREAT DAY!!!!



***I have used the mailing selector system for my  new catalogs so if you have placed a $50+ order or more with me in the past 6 months, you will automatically be getting one from me!***





Order Your Product Shares today!

Hello and Happy Friday!

We have a winner….or should I say….we have 2 winners as I shared yesterday that if there were lots of comments…then I would let me generous heart pick more than one…You know what to do….take a deep breath and if you name is…

Debbie ???? and Alyece Garrett

Than you need to push that chair back and put up those hands and get shakin’….do that dance – that good old HAPPY DANCE as you just won a set of the DSP Swatch Books from the NEW Catalog (a $27.50 value)

I say WOOT-WOOT as this is one product that I would not be without while I am creating…not only is it super helpful…it eliminates having a BUNCH OF PAPER out trying to figure what to use! Below are the comments….email me your address!


I will not be able to mail them to you until the catalog goes live (June 4th) as I do not have all of the paper to cut the swatch books (I only have 8 out of the 11 offerings) but as soon as the GREEN LIGHT is on to order….they will be on their way to Randall Lane!

If either of you are getting more shares….and if you want the I WANT IT ALL….(as let’s face it….we are crafters and we love our shares) I will simply deduct the $27.50 from your order!




Now to the Product Share offerings!


I know many of you have ordered Product Shares from me for years and you know that I just love doing them. Trust me, I know the excitement and sheer fun it is to go to that mailbox and see HAPPY MAIL filled with NEW GOODIES!!!!

This year I really am skippin’ a beat as we will be able to order on Tuesday the 4th so I will be able to get them rockin’ and rollin’ over the weekend to hit my TARGET DATE of mailing your shares to you within a week of ordering! (It seems like the last several catalogs have landed on a Thursday or Friday making us lose a weekend to work on shares!)

Naturally the easiest share to order is the I WANT IT ALL SHARE…as there is nothing like making it super easy and knowing that you are getting the ultimate buffet of new products! (Smart Stamper)

My fun and super practical incentive for you all that order the I WANT IT ALL OFFERING is pictured below….you know me by now…I like to offer items that are practical, useful and always a classic!

I get many questions from readers saying – HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR BOWS BEHAVE when you use Linen Thread and Bakers Twine….ready???….there she is in her glory…a container of beeswax!!! That’s my secret weapon –  all you need to do is run your thread over the grooves in the beeswax and PRESTO….your thread makes perfect bows with well behaved “ends” 🙂





The I WANT IT ALL IS $152.50 (yep…you can do the math of adding them up) but these are the 1st to ship and also include the super cute “giftie” of Linen Thread and Bees wax from me!


Here you go….a la carte offerings….

Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $27.50

These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space!

These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. These along with add on offering Share #1 will have you SET and all ORGANIZED. There is no need to DRAG OUT lots of paper to see what will work for you.

These are a true “labor of crazy love” to make but they are sooooo worth it. You will thank me each and every day you use them! They have all of the important information on them to see at a glance – trust me, once you get these….you will always get them each catalog.




There will be 11 swatch-books for the Annual Catalog:

  • Woven Threads
  • Magnolia Lane
  • Garden Lane
  • Follow Your Art
  • Bird Ballad
  • Dinoroar
  • Perennial Essence
  • See a Silhouette
  • Come Sail Away
  • Pressed Petals
  • Mosaic Mood


Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $40.00

Let’s face it….we all have issues when it comes to paper but THIS IS the way to get it without breaking the “daisy bank” there are 13 DSP’s that I am offering.

Stampin’ Up! does paper well – actually…VERY WELL…..but one thing that ALWAYS SEEMS TO HAPPEN is….the pictures in catalog does not do them justice. They try but we all know that it looks so much better in person!

My Shares are all 6″ X 12″ so you can get a great feel of the paper, having an ample amount to do more than 1 project.


We have (9) new DSP that are the 12 X 12 size and (3) Specialty DSP that are in the 12 X 12 size and then (1) New Foil Sheets offing that has 3 colors that are also in the 12 X 12 size. (See break down below)

  • Woven Threads. Magnolia Lane, Garden Lane, Follow Your Art, Bird Ballad, Dinoroar, Perennial Essence, See A Silhouette, Come Sail Away

(You will get 54 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 9 DSP’S listed above))

  • Pressed Petals, Mosaic Mood, Noble Peacock

(You will get 15 sheets at 6″ X 12″ (from the listed 3 Specialty DSP’S listed above))

  • Noble Peacock Foil Sheets (Beeee-utiful in Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock

(You will get 3 sheets at 6″X 12″)


***In total…you will receive 72 sheets of  6″ X 12″ DSP***



Share #3 –  Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00 

I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! is returning an offering like this. I can hardly wait to get my hands on all of the collections as I firmly feel that this is a fabulous way to take the “guess work” out of what to reach for. You will have EVERY color collection that we have.

This IS one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog for me….look below…GINGHAM  – I am in love! This offering will include a FULL 6″ X 6″ sheet of each color in each collection – 6 collection in total = a total of (100) 6″ X 6″ sheets!

I only could get my hands on the one below (It is the NEW In Color)….but trust me….ALL OF THEM will be on my 1st order June 1st!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2018 – 2020 & In Color 2019 – 2021




***In total…you will receive 100 sheets of  6″ X 6″ DSP ***





Share #4  – Ribbon Shares – $30.00

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. RibbonI know, I know…this is another area where we all have  issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way! (and to make matters worse – we have a Ribbon Outlet in our town)

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarterr…. (John can handle this job….I actually I put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for him and say – HAVE FUN!)

You will get 2 1/2 yards of each of the offerings!   (yikes – this is almost 35 yards of ribbon)

  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim in Very Vanilla
  • 5/8″ Organdy Stripe Ribbon in Petal Pink
  • 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon in Old Olive/Pretty Peacock
  • 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon in 5 COLORS Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Terracotta Tile
  • 3/8″ Denim Ribbon
  • 1/4″ Textile Ribbon in Mint Macaron
  • 5/8″ Woven Threads Trim in Sahara Sand  *** (you will receive 1 1/4 yards) ***
  • 1/2″ Gathered Ribbon in Rococo Rose
  • 3/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding in Crushed Curry
  • 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon in (3 Shades) with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather & Purple Posy)





Share #5–  Embellishments – $20.00

WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going over board. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings…call me picky – but there were (2) items that I was not crazy about the quality….so I did not add them.

Please know…I only share with my Product Shares products that I love and would use. I am always upfront and honest with you if there was a product that doesn’t make me do the happy dance!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!

  • Scalloped Note Cards & Envelopes 1 each in all 4 colors →  Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Light Pink & Terracotta Tile
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bags – 2 bags – 4 3/4″ X 6 1/2″ bag
  • Flower Faceted Gems 1/4 sheet ( 6 pieces) of these gems in → Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron & Terracotta Tile
  • Sail Away Trinkets (2 each – total of 4 pieces)→ Steering Wheel and Anchor.
  • Bird Ballad Trinkets ( 2 each – total of 8 pieces) → Bow, Flower, Key and Leaf
  • Nobel Peacock Rhinestones1/2 sheet, in total 70 Rhinestones → Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock
  • Dinoroar Enamel Shapes1/2 sheets, in total 30 pieces → Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive & Pretty Peacock – These are leafs and triangles…so they are NOT (Juvenile themed)….they will make sweet accents !!!
  • Designer Elements – 1/3 sheet (12 pieces) → of Antiqued finished accents in Antique Copper, Antique Gold & Antique Silver
  • 2019 – 2021 In Color Faceted Dots – 1/3 sheet, in total 30 pieces → 6 each color – Pretty Peacock, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray & Terracotta Tile



WHEW…that is IT – well almost….

please look below to see the ADD ON OFFERINGS to the super popular product I made up last year!


The Shipping Charges follows the Add-Ons! If you are totally confused and/or have a question, please email me and I will get back to you!



Add on Product Share #1 – Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

(THESE WILL HAVE THE NEW IN-COLORS…see below for Add on #2)

This item below is like opening a BAG of POTATO CHIPS…..Once you start eating….you cannot stop! This IS a lifesaver! I had so many people order these last year and when I said – are you sure that you just want 1 as the shipping is the same for 2.…and I received comments of….no….one is great!

Then just about a week later I received another email from them saying…darn, I should have ordered 2!Once your friends see it…they just need one as well! I have many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators order a BUNCH of these and then offer and/or sell them to customers that come to classes and workshops etc….it is a FAB-O tool for this little crafty thing we do!

I keep one at my work area…1 in my travel bag and also 1 in my pocket book so if I am somewhere and I see a DSP paper that I love….I can quickly reference to the Stampin’ Up! Colors so I know I can have a great match!

I have had many demonstrators order these as a “kick off” for the new catalog and we are having the wonderful color revamp….some have also just purchased a BUNCH at once and then have customers/downline reimburse them as if you order 10+ the SHIPPING IS FREE(if you purchase these in 10 +, I will adjust your shipping when I bill you)






Add on Product Share #2 – The 5 NEW IN-COLORS to add to your ring. – $1.50

(THESE ARE THE NEW IN-COLORS…to add to your existing Ring)

This is the BEAUTY of this product….whenever Stampin’ Up! adds new In Colors…you can easily add them to your existing ring! There is no confusion to the In Color year as it is printed right below the color name!

The NEW In Colors are Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Purply Posy.


Shipping Charges:

This part of HAPPY MAIL is always a pain 😥 but I do my very best to offer you the BEST OPTIONS that the dear old Post Office gives to me… many things, the prices on Priority Mail have gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

If at all possible that I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use them… I guess you can say…the moral of this postal story is….I AM VERY FAIR in making sure that you get the best possible rates with the best service…as I know how important it is! (just ask my ladies at the Post Office….I drive them crazy but I shower them with goodies)

If you order #2 & #3 together, I will try my best to fit it in one envelope….but I cannot promise that – I will communicate and/or reimburse you if shipping is less than I expected!


SHARE #1 – Swatch Books only – $5.00 (Order 5 sets or more…shipping is FREE – I have many SUD’s order them for Club Members/Customers as they truly are a fabulous too)

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARE #3 – DSP Paper Collections – $5.00

SHARES #4 or 5 – These all should be able to go First Class Mail – $5.00 (could be less)

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL – $12.65 ( It is super hard for me to tell how much I can get in the Priority Mail Box…so this is covering for 2 packages if I need to split the mailing up and again…I will make adjustments to you bill if necessary)

Add on #1 – The Shipping is $5.00 and if you get (2) Swatch Rings….they both will ship for $5.00 (Orders of 10 or more Cardstock Rings  – shipping is FREE)

Add on #2 – These will came in a regular envelope so the shipping is included in the $1.50 fee. ***If you need multiples of swatch add ons….please reference the quantity that you will need and then I can get to you with the shipping!


It is super hard to figure out the whole shipping game….so please reach out to me if you need clarity. I honestly do my best to make sure that you are getting the fairest price for the shipping.




PLEASE CLICK HERE (this should be just an email to me back) and put in the subject line – NEW CATALOG PRODUCT SHARE so I can SPOT IT and let me know what share numbers you are interested in.

As the request of Shares come in, I will email you back just to confirm that I received your request…remember, these products do not become available until June 4th. 

Please put in your email request for shares your NAME & ADDRESS (pretty please) so all I need to do is copy and paste it to get labels ready before June 1st rolls around! I will start billing via Pay Pal on Sunday May 25th.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it out! I have several customers that prefer writing a check…so please feel free to reach out.



I thank you for hanging in there with me today…I just really like to make sure that I am offering you the best options at the fairest price.

This is a poster that should be at my house…..when I am working on orders….

BIG hugs to each and everyone of you and I thank you for your PRODUCT SHARE order! It is a labor of love but a love that does bring me joy in doing…I guess it’s that “happy place” for me in making you happy!

Scoop on John…he is going to have to have “his wing worked on”….or should I say that yep, he needs to have Rotator Cuff Surgery on his left shoulder and YEP…he is left handed!

The good news is that he can wait until we get back from Greece but he really needs to baby it as much as he can….he has several tears but it is simply not going to heal on its own without surgery!

What can we say but…OH WELL….I will put my Nurse Hat on and treat him like a King! (as he really is….just ask Millie and Alyece)



I am striking off of my TO DO list (slowly but surely)….but this Product Share is always a big one to pull together! Tomorrow’s mission….to go through my IN BOX of Emails……YIKES – we all know haw that piles up!

Have a wonderful evening and here is to a GREAT WEEKEND!!!! Don’t forget to double check the retired list….when they are gone – they are GONE!









PRODUCT SHARE TIME…well, almost!




I am trying to get back in the swing of things as I have been a busy Mom….but I can share this with you – THIS MOM’S JOY TANK is FILLED to the TOP!!! Our son James….was married over the weekend down on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where my Dad lives!

It was just fabulous and to me…the best part was having the peeps and their loved ones all together in one place!!! Seeing relatives…people that you have not seen in years…and one of the highlights for me, seeing James’ friends from High School and College…growing up to be ADULTS! It was just the best….

The older I get…the more I cherish that special feeling inside knowing that we are all once again – sharing the same roof over our heads! I know one thing I will hear from many is…..we want pictures!!! Ok – I promise that I will share pictures with you but for right now…I need to do some communicating as my IN BOX has a ton of….







Well…the answer is YES – I am doing them and my intention is to blog about the offering tomorrow. I returned home Monday evening to find a Stampin’ Up! pre-order waiting for me and the thing that you all want to get your paws on….THE CATALOG!!!

We are not able to order everything/anything (just a limited amount) but I think that I have been doing these shares long enough to tell what makes ME happy….so therefore it will make YOU happy as well!

I have to say….my sweet Milo loves product share time as he knows that I will be in my work area and will have me to himself!









Easy-peasy….a Product Share is when I take a group of offerings that are from the NEW Catalog and break them down into smaller quantities so you can…



without feeling like your Piggy Bank is going to EXPLODE!



I LOVE doing Product Shares and if I must say so for myself…I think that I do them very well! I am extremely fair with my pricing as remember, I also use to purchase product shares before but to me the biggest internal happy dance I have in offering these to you is….my turn around time is LICKITY SPLIT!!!

Now most you you know I ADORE animals and I think that you will giggle with my analogy of getting a puppy and offering a Stampin’ Up! Product Share…..ready for this one…..




Are you thinking to  yourself….WHAT IN THE WORD IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? Well, this is exactly what I do when I have a Product Share offering…I clear the decks so I can but my energy and time into doing the one thing that you all look for and appreciate…and that is…




I take great pride in turning around my Product Shares within a week of the offering date that the Catalog goes live. We are IN LUCK with this catalog as it goes LIVE on a Tuesday this year (June 4th) and that means….I will be able to order on the 4th and will get the “GOODS” before the weekend so I can turn it right around to YOU!!!!

My motto is…when you get a puppy and/or rescue an animal – you need to CLEAR THE DECKS as they need your front and centered attention and that is exactly what I do with my Product Shares.




Being on the East Coast…I always seem to have to order expedited to get my products in a timely fashion…but again, I GET IT as I too was super excited for HAPPY MAIL of a PRODUCT SHARE to arrive!

I am out the door this morning to be of “moral marital support” to my sweet John as he has an appointment at Hopkins today with a shoulder specialist….do me a favor….for not only his sake…but for mine as well….think about him as I am hoping and praying that the forbidden word of surgery is not going to be heard…





The work that we have is endless at our home and I really cannot imagine not having him “intact” as his weed-wacker would miss him! (ha – I am really bad)…seriously – he has been suffering with shoulder issues so I feel fortunate that he is seeing a specialist

That’s it for me….I know – LOTS of READING and if you have hang in there…here is a surprise…..leave me a comment with what you are looking most forward to in a new catalog….if you have ever participated in one of my shares….or heck – just say HI!!!

When I post the exact offerings….I am going to give away a set of the DSP Swatch Books that I make up….here is a picture of what I am talking about (from an OLD catalog) I call these – LIFESAVERS as they take all of the guess work out of pulling out a TON of PAPER seeing what works with a project! They are a LABOR of LOVE to make…but SOOOOO WORTH IT!





Fortunately I was able to pre-order (8) of the 11 NEW DSP offerings…and these DSP Swatch Books are the BIGGEST TIME CHALLENGE for me in Product Shares…so please know – that I will have a BUNCH OF THESE ready to go from the 8 that I have and once I get my paws on the rest…they will be made up fast!

Have a GREAT DAY and please feel free to leave a comment….who knows….YOU MIGHT WIN….and if there are a BUNCH of COMMENTS….maybe I will give away more than one!

I have missed you all…but please know – this stamper is beaming with happiness! See you later…alligator!


p.s. – YES…I will also be offering the NEW 5 IN COLORS for your SWATCH BOOK RINGS if you have purchased them in the past from me….I need to talk with the printer to get the exact price but please know that YES – they will be available!






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