WINNER and LAST DSP Paper Share!

Happy HUMP Day and I hope that we all are going to have a GREAT day!

I have been kickin’ my heels with gratitude that these past 2 days have been BEE-utiful but we all know, it will not last but heck – I will take it when I can!

My animals are so happy….blankets are off the horses and I think now there is no mud in the fields as it is all over them! The work never ends but they feel great!

In reading the comments on the Birthday Post using the Paper Pumpkin Kit…..there are a BUNCH of you that are like me….I love to make multiple cards of the same ….Here is a tip of what works for me!

I am odd that I seem to like to make even #’s of cards and I usually do 4 cards…

I do like to keep on of them for reference in case I want to make it again, but what I do is use a pencil and write on the back of that card that I keep….who I sent it to – this way if I want to send that last one…..I know whom I have sent it to….simply erase the names and in the mail it goes!

One thing that I think we all seem to do is…..




I know personally I am totally guilty of that and last Fall I did a HUGE PURGE of donating them to a variety of places so they will get used!


For me, I simply have to do this as I get so overwhelmed and frustrated with myself.


If they are GONE….I not only feel better but I know that they will get used and bring a smile to someone that is in need of a PICK ME UP! (I get that, we all need that!)

I just checked and that Paper Pumpkin Full Kit is still available and remember, IF you want it….you need to be a current Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and what I would do is just get a 1 month subscription as I do think that the kit this month will be a good one (fingers crossed) as the sneak peek video was great….and then you can simply turn around and unsubscribe – it is as simple as that!

OK….HERE IS THE WINNER!!!! Way to go Alyece and please send me your address so I know where to send the cards and Birthday Bags to! WOOT-WOOT….get up and DO THAT DANCE!!!! SHAKE IT!!!!

One thing that I did forget to blog about is……what I do is CIRCLE the day of the month that the Birthday recipients special day is on or you could also use a small heart stamp and stamp over the date so it will POP out!



I did order another kit as this was so easy and fun to do! I will do another blog post about the other examples that I did as I have had emails about other DSP combinations!

Many thanks to all that left comments as I know that it is super fun to read what others do…as a I a FIRM BELIEVER….by sharing and getting other ideas and inputs is how we learn, grow and let’s face it – stick our heads out and give it a try!





Let’s move on…. the LAST DSP PRODUCT SHARE for the Occasions Catalog! Please EMAIL ME ASAP if you want to snag one of these as I will not be offering them again. They will be mailed out on Friday so be the early bird and get that share!

I have had several emails of people wanting more Occasion Catalog Product Shares! Well….this IS your last chance and I only have (2 to offer to you.)

Are you asking – “WHY JUST 2 ????” well…..truth be told that Stampin’ Up! has several of the ribbons on backorder and there is just no use in trying to offer them when it will be up in the air as to when they come in (and actually fill back orders first) so……with that said – this is what I have for you!


Share #1 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00 ( I ONLY HAVE 3 of these available)

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″



Product Share #2  – Embellishments – $18.00 (please disregard the #4 on the picture below….that image was from when I did my 1st offerings for a Product Share.)  ( I ONLY HAVE 4 of these available)

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!

  • Heart Epoxy Droplets – 24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers – 10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total





Have a FAB-O HUMP day and I have a super sweet gingham card that will make you smile…the next time I blog! I was super happy with the end result that I went ahead and did that (4) thing that I shared that I do….and made it in different color combos!







Hello to all and I know that many of you have been waiting for this….so here you go…..




I have been working all day in catching up on things that have needed to get “tended to”  as the house is quiet….just me and my 4 legged friends!!! It is just about 2 p.m. now about 3:40 and I am still in my jammies just trying to make a dent into a pile of “to do’s” and are facing me.

I hope that you all had a blessed Christmas! I did but I admit, I have been here, there and everywhere!. My Dad’s health has been very UP and then DOWN and I am happy to say that he is out of the hospital and in a Rehab Facility getting his strength back. I have been going to see him everyday or at least every other day and with it being a 3 hour trek each way….I have been driving a BUNCH and I am honestly tired!

The great news is…he is doing great and I know right where he will be (in the rehab)….and not having to worry about being at home just quite yet. The “peeps” went to see him today so I have a “day off” and I am determined to get caught up!

We know what happens real soon…..YEP, a NEW CATALOG and when we have a NEW CATALOG….I always do a Product Share! If you are new….(welcome) but let me share with you what is a product share!

In a nutshell…it is the BEST of both worlds….an opportunity for you to get all of the NEWBIES from a new catalog without having to purchase an entire item/product! That is where I come in….I purchase the products from Stampin’ Up!…cut, sort and package them all up for you and then…..PRESTO…you get HAPPY MAIL FROM ME!

My shares are always super popular and I take great pride in them making sure that they are accurate, packaged and presented nicely for you and turned around in a JIF! Trust me, I get it….when it comes out…you want it SUPER FAST and I will say that I am super fast in turning your shares around!

The new catalog goes live on Thursday, January 3rd and I will be “JOHNNY on the SPOT” in ordering and I do plan to overnight delivery my order so they will be turned around over the weekend.

If you have purchased shares from me before, you know the drill…but please share a comment about my share offering if you have a wee bit of time….we all know, referrals are the best way to grow!!!

Please read the offerings below and then EMAIL ME with the SHARE #’s that you want and remember, the I WANT IT ALL SHARE is always the best as you can


Share #1 – Swatchbooks, $17.50 



We have 7 news DSP’s with this new catalog and I will also throw in the Sale-a-bration DSP in as well for FREE to you. I simply cannot imagine playing with my Stampin’ Up! goodies without these gems. They make creating so much easier as you can easily flip through the papers to see what you need!!!

Trust me…and I can vouch for many others….once you purchase these…you will NEVER BE WITHOUT THEM as they make creating and playing with paper….a breeze!




Share #2 – Designer Series Paper – $19.00

You will get a 1/2 Sheet of Paper (6″ X 12″) in the offerings that are  12″ X 12″ Papers….(there are 5 of them) and then 6″ X 6″ paper in the other (2) DSP’s as they are just a 6″ X 6″ offering. (see *** below)

I take great pride in cutting these papers for you and carefully put them between sturdy cardboard to prevent damage from shipping!

  • All My Love
  • Floral Romance
  • How Sweet It Is
  • Happiness Blooms
  • Gingham Gala *** 6″ X 6″
  • Needlepoint Nook
  • Classic Garage *** 6″ X 6″



Product Share #3 – Ribbons – $11.00

I know that we are ALL GUILTY as charged as we do LOVE OUR RIBBONS and Stampin’ Up! does a WONDERFUL job with such quality offerings! I think that you will all enjoy the offerings! I take a spool of ribbon and break it down to 4 equal increments…..see below for exact measurements!

  • All My Love Ribbon  – This offering has (2) different Ribbons – a Flirty Flamingo  1/8″ solid and then the other a Lovely Lipstick 1/2″stitched edge…you will get – 1 1/4 yards of EACH offerings.
  • Petal Pink Ribbon – This is just beautiful! It is 5/8″ wide and you get –  2 1/2 yards
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Ribbon – This is all 3…FUN, FRESH and FANTASTIC! I love the POP of both colors. You will get – 2 1/2 yards of this 3/8″ ribbon.
  • Calypso Coral Ribbon – We needed this color added and yep, it’s a keeper. It is 3/8″ wide and you will get 2 1/2 yards.
  • Whisper White  Flax Ribbon – Well…this might be my favorite! It is the best of both worlds, classic and practical! The width is 5/8″ and you will get 1 1/4 yards.
  • Black/Silver Striped Ribbon – This is another classic and it makes a beautiful bow! Sometimes I struggle with metallic ribbon but since the metallic is in the is a gem to work with! It is 1/4″ wide and you will get 2 1/2 yards.



Product Share #4  – Embellishments – $18.00

This is one area that always seems to put that smile on our faces. Little accents add that special touch to a project and I know….I know – we love to get the blings….but we never use a whole pack! Let me help you out! Just like I do in all of my shares….I cut, sort and package so you will have some from the buffet without getting stuffed!





  • Heart Epoxy Droplets24 in total
  • Frosted Flowers10 in total….these usually are not my thing but I ADORE THESE sweet and simple flowers!
  • Floral Romance Seals  – these remind me so much of my Mom as she had a wax seal with her stationery – 4 in total
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots – Say no more…we ALL know that these will be a huge hit – 75 dots in total
  • Gingham Gala Sequins – These already have adhesive on the back (yippee) and they are round and also in a flower shape! Super cute and you will get 100 sequins in total
  • Mini Buttons – Just adorable and will be the PERFECT accent to a card! 6 in total.
  • Garage Keys – Another hit for this catalog….great for Valentines as you “are the key to my heart” 4 in total


Well ……there you GO! Above are the 4 offerings for the Occasion Product Share. Below you will see the shipping charges. I always strive to offer the lowest possible for shipping as again, I get it…..I just get grumpy with shipping prices!

I am SUPER HAPPY that I was able to pre-order several of the items to get a jump start on shares. Making the swatch books is always the most time consuming and the great news is….I have them ready to go. I always try to use my preorder to get a jump start on them!

I know that many of you are like me….I always love that I WANT IT ALL OPTION….and yep, this is what I would do.

The I WANT IT ALL OPTION is $65.50 and I will also throw in SALE -A -BRATION DSP  just like I do for the Share #2 – this way….you will have the Swatch Book FREE from me in Share #1 and now you will get (6) 6″ X 12″ sheets of the DSP FREE AS WELL!!!


Shipping Info:

  • If you are getting the I WANT IT ALL OPTION…the shipping is a flat fee of $7.00, the cost of the Priority Mail Envelope
  • If you are getting option #2 (the DSP) and any other additional shares… is $7.00 as the paper will ONLY fit into a Priority Mail Envelope because of its size of 6″ X 12″
  • If you are getting one option (and it is NOT share #2 DSP)the shipping is $4.00
  • If you are getting more than one share  (and it is NOT share #2 DSP) the Shipping is $5.00



Please EMAIL ME with what you want to order and PLEASE put in the SUBJECT LINE PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it! (thanks…a bunch!)

PLEASE….PLEASE make sure that I have a current mailing address. I will send confirmation emails starting on Sunday.

I will be doing a 2nd wave of Product Shares but that will not be until the middle of January – I would HOP ON THIS FIRST WAVEthe last date to order from this share is WEDNESDAY JANUARY 2nd as I will be ordering as soon as I am able on the 3rd!

I have linked up many of the new products below in the lineup (I love it when they are already in there) so feel free if you are able to see the offerings.

Once my son Will leaves on Saturday, I will be stuffing the new catalogs and SAB brochures for my customers along with a goodies that I think will be making you smile!!!!

If you are not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the newbie catalogs, simply email me and I will be happy to add you to my list. Whew, this took me a LONG time to get pulled together but I know that many of you have been worried about the share!

Have no fear…I am here and I am happy to put a smile on your face…as that is what you all do to me!

Please pop back on Saturday as you will see 17 AMAZING cards that members from my team did! I offered an optional Card Swap and I have them ready for you to see….I know that it is past Christmas but I also know that “us card-makers” can SPOT a great card/layout when we see one. I am finally off to the post office next to mail goodies to them….

Thanks for your patience and as always, family first and I am thrilled that my Dad is doing better!






It’s Product Share Time…Holiday Catalog!

Happy Friday…happy Weekend! I do not know about you but this week has ZOOMED by!

In less than 3 weeks the new Holiday Catalog will be live and that means it is time for another Product Share.

When there is a new catalog the best way to get a taste and feel for it is to take part in a PRODUCT SHARE.

It is as simple as this….you look at the below offerings and decide what you want…email me to save your share and then I get to do the work in ordering, dividing and creating!

I know that this time of the year that life just becomes “crazy”! If you are anything like me we have great intentions to “be on top of it” and not let the calendar get to us….and then IT HAPPENS(fingers crossed that this year might be different)

That darn calendar turns to September…and we walk around saying…where did the summer go…kids back to school...and then October…yikes – Halloween….and then… the upcoming “biggies” of Thanksgiving and  Christmas….CALGON, take me away! It is all in great intentions as we love to create and make things for our family and friend, trust me, I GET IT!

I know many of you are nodding you heads as it happens, each and every year. This new catalog will go live on Wednesday, September 5th and I will have these shares in and out the door in a jif as I know I was in your shoes before…you want the “goods…and you want them now” (kinda like the girl in the Willy Wonka)

The BEST part about this Holiday Catalog is….that the most time consuming part for me with the shares is making up the  DSP swatch books (share #1) and as a Demonstrator I have been able to order a wee bit of all of the paper, and trust me, I have been making these up!


Let’s get to it… are the Product Shares that I have for you!


All I ask from you is…EMAIL ME and put in the subject line…HOLIDAY PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it and get the list going! Please let me know what shares you wish to preorder and ALSO your address. I know that there are sooooo many of you that have been ordering shares from me for years (thank you)…but it makes it super easy for me to just copy and paste all of your info…..(thanks!)



Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $17.50 – 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 below 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 7 swatch-books – all from the collections of paper that I am offering in the next share.



Share #2 – DSP Paper Share – $25.00 (7 DSP paper collections below)…a total of (44) pieces of 6″ X 12″ paper/

  • All Is Bright, Festive Farmhouse, Santa’s Workshop, Joyous Noel, Frosted Floral, Country Lane, Toil & Trouble 
  • (1) 6” X 12” piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper 
  • (1) 6 “ X 12” piece of Black Foil Paper 




Share #3 Tis’ the Season to Shimmer – $9.00… The fall and Holiday Season lends itself to some glimmer and bling…7 different colors to add that special little touch! In total you will receive (14) pieces of glimmer.

There us no doubt that a bit of glimmer is a perfect “something-something” to jazz our projects and Stampin’ Up! has redesigned the glimmer paper and the “glittery goodness” does not come off!

  • (2) 6 “ X 6” of EACH Glimmer Paper in Copper, Merry Merlot and Tranquil Tide, Gold, Rose, Silver & Sparkle 





Share #4 – Ribbon Shares – $15.00 You will get 2 1/2 yards of EACH of the ribbons below

Stampin’ Up! offers super… classic offerings of their ribbon to coordinate beautifully with our Product Line. I wish that you could be here to see the assembly line we have with ribbon! It becomes a whomever is in the house affair!!!

I take everything off on the kitchen island and put pieces of Washi Tape on our Kitchen Counter….get a pair of Ribbon Scissors for John or my Dad… and say – HAVE FUN! They hang the ribbon on all of the Kitchen Cabinet Knobs for me to separate and package!

  • 3/8” Real Red Mixed Satin Ribbon
  • 5/8” Striped Burlap Trim
  • ½” Poppy Parade Textured Weaved Ribbon
  • 5/8” Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible Ribbon
  • ¼” Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon
  • 3/16” Braided Linen Trim
  • 3/8” Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon




Share #5– Embellishments – $20.00

WOWZA – It is always hard for me to pick out the goodies to put in the Embellishment Shares. I have narrowed it down to the “keepers” in my eyes and trust me, I only put products in my shares that I love and stand behind as after all, if I am not a fan of it….chances are you are not going to be happy with it as well!

I  think think that you will be supper happy with these picks… again, I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion!

  • All is Bright Paper Clips –  5 each of Star and Tree (classic shapes for the classic Holiday we all love!!!)
  • 6 Galvanized Buttons(These super thin buttons will be a perfect accent to adhere a bow without the bulk!)
  • Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes – 60 in total (we all love enamel do-dad’s…the colors are Garden Green, Poppy Parade & White)
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – ½ sheet – 48 in total (these will be a GO-TO all year as they are that simple WOW)
  • Galvanized Clips – 6 clips (LOVE the thinness of these, a sweet and perfect little accent)
  • Chicken Wire Elements – 2 per share (This is NOT wire…actually it is a super fun accent that silver on 1 and the other is white…your choice in how you want to accent a project…a perfect little “something-something” to add to a card, I’m excited to use these!)
  • Spider Trinkets – 3 trinkets per share (these are just too sweet as a perfect little accent even for those people that are not a fan of Halloween)



Now for the fun part…what Shares do you want?


If you are like me, how can you not just WANT IT ALL! That FOMO  (Fear Of Missing Out) gets us all of the time but I am being 100% honest and say…what I am offering are all things that I use in my Clean and Simple way of Crafting. YEP, even those glimmer papers for the Holidays….there is just something about them in “little bits” that works for my style of card making.




I Want It All is $ 86.50

(I always tuck in a sweet treat for those whom get that I WANT IT ALL….and here it is….)

You will receive a 25 yard spool of the NEW Garden Green/White Bakers Twine, it is super and it is practical! It is a thick Bakers Twine and perfect for you to use all year long PLUS (3) 6 ” X 12″  pieces of the limited edition Holiday DSP, Dashing Along…


Shipping: This is always so hard to figure, but please know that I take great pride in the packing and making sure you are getting the best pricing…as I GET IT – shipping is expensive! Feel free to email me if you need further clarification.

  • Share #1 only is $4.00
  • Share #2 only and also if combined with any other share is $7.00 (because of the length of the paper 6” 12” – it has to go Priority Mail Legal Size which is a flat $7.00)
  • Any combination of 2 or more shares NOT including share #2 is $5.50
  • I want it all is $12.50 (you will have 2 packages coming to you, one in the Priority Mail Legal $7.00 and also a bubble mailer, $5.50)


For Example:

  • If you want share #1 only it will be $4.00 for shipping
  • If you want share #2 and share #4 the shipping is $7.00
  • If you want shares 1,3 & 4…the shipping is $5.50




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NOW TO THE “ADD ONS”  FOR PRODUCT SHARES!!! (hang in there!!!)

I am offering (2) additional Product Shares that have been SUPER HOT and I have had many request for….Please let me know if you would like to add any of these on with your Product share….or perhaps you just want one of these add on’s and nothing from the above offerings….that is PERFECT with me!


ADD ON #1 –  Card Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

These are a MUST HAVE in my stampin’ opinion! I blogged and offered them earlier in the month, click here and MANY of you have already ordered them and they are a HIT! You will have ALL of the solid cardstock paper that Stampin’ Up! offers in one handy ring…all labeled for you





I am on BATCH #4 of these gems! People JUST LOVE THEM and trust me, I get it as it is a super practical and handy tool to have! Having all of the paper on a ring makes it a breeze to use different color combinations, The paper color and the color family are all printed on the pieces of cardstock in a super heavy and crisp font taking the guess work out of what color you need for a project!

These make a FANTASTIC gift to give to your favorite stamper…and for those Demonstrators out there…these are perfect for your customers, open houses, downline etc….and if you order 10+ the shipping is FREE on them. I have had many Demonstrators order them and have their team/customers simply reimburse the demo…..and that is totally fine with me….the feedback of how thrilled people are with them makes me smile from ear to ear!



ADD ON #2  –  Paper Share – Color Collections – $35.00(6″ X 6″ sheets of the DSP Families) in polka dots and stripes!)

I am just “over the moon happy” that Stampin’ Up! has these!!!.  These 6″ X 6″ sheets in each and every color that we have. This new offering from the Annual Catalog that launched in June was one of the KEY ADDITIONS to the Stampin’ Up! Catalog

I also love the basic designs of the stripes and dots….classic all the way – below you can see an image but remember, 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!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017 – 2019 and In Color 2018 – 2020




I am still playing catch up on emails, mailings of Cardstock Swatches on a Ring (add on #1) and by the end of the weekend I am hoping to be caught up! I had 17 orders go out yesterday and I was in disbelief that I needed to reorder on them again!

These have been so well received and I bet about every 2-3 orders I hear….why doesn’t Stampin’ Up! carry these……well…I am really not sure – they use to have that wonderful Color Coach but still…I think that there is NOTHING LIKE HAVING AN ACTUAL PIECE OF CARDSTOCK in your hand!

For those of you that are waiting…the wait will be caught up by Mondays mail! I am home for the weekend and getting caught up and actually looking forward to a PJ type of weekend just hanging around!

There you go….I know this was super long but then again, you know that I take great pride on my shares! I truly love to do them and I will say…it brings me joy to package and present them to you….Happy Mail from Maryland!

Email me and let me know what share I can put aside for you!!!!





Have a fantastic weekend and do not forget about the Bonus Days this Month….you will get a $5.00 coupon to use next month for every $50.00 you spend. his is a great time to stock up on the products that you use all year long….paper, adhesives, Inks etc….as you know that they will go to use throughout the year and then next month you can shop for the NEW GOODIES and have some $$$$ to put towards it!









Good Tuesday to each and everyone of you! Summer is officially here…and today I have another ORGANIZATIONAL Blog Post for you so grab a cup of your favorite and let this settle in!

You might also wanna grab your catalog and a piece of paper and pen – we have lots to go over!

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of me attempting to explain my system of how I tackle my DSP….I have 3 point that I am going to be covering so if you are one of those….scan through people – here are the 3 main topics of this post!




  • How I organize my DSP (both 12 X 12 sheets & 6 X 6 sheets)
  • FINAL CALL for a Product Share from the NEW CATALOG



  • How I organize my DSP


You just have to chuckle when you read and look at this image. It is soooooo darn true for me at least…

We all seem to DO IT…we “get and get” before we declutter and/or have a system! It is a viscous circle we seem to get ourselves into!

I am the very 1st to admit that how one chooses to organize is a personal preference and lets face it, there are no right or wrong ways! The thing that I think we can all agree on is that….having an organizing system that WORKS FOR YOU…makes the journey a happier one!

I am one that adores a challenge of using a space to the best advantage. For me, it is a game/challenge to me and trust me, there are many times that I revisit a way that I organize and perhaps change it….for when it comes to organizing my Designer Series Papers….I have done it this way for DECADES!

I love this method as it takes up a wee bit of space, I have everything I need at my fingertips. It is clearly a “do it once and you are done kinda task”  Let’s dive in. I will try my best to hyperlink items for you when I can. I want to point out…being organized takes a focused period of time on your part but trust me, when you are done…you are one happy person!

Storage Studios - Dividers - Set of 3


I use these containers to store all of my DSP in. YEP, just ONE CONTAINER will hold all of my paper….I do have another one and once the Holiday Catalog and then after January when the Occasions/Sale-a-Bration offerings come out..I can hold all 3 catalogs worth in just 2 of these containers. 

To me, the key is having the file folders for each DSP offering. I know what you are thinking….Susan – this is great but it costs! I think you know what I am going to say…..

YEP, it does – but it is a one time investment and when you have the feel and enjoyment of organization with your paper…you will thank me!

Like I have said, I have used this system for YEARS and I totally would not change a thing! Now you all know I probably have a BUNCH OF PAPER…and YEP, I do – but to have the amount in just one of these containers is the best feeling in the world. Ready…!!!



  • This is the lifesaver Storage System that I use! Remember, you can most likely get everything you have in 1 but I do have 2 for when more paper comes out! Ions ago there was a company called Cropper Hopper and that is where I originally purchased them from. To save you a bunch of time running from store to store to see if they have them….I would just order them online!

I am linking these to as they are the cheapest right now and shipping is free for orders over $60.00.



  • Next, you need the folders to go into your holder. I know you all are thinking – this is getting $$$$ but I am trying to my best ability to share what works for me. Trust me, if you DO NOT GET A GRIP ON YOUR PAPER… will do one of 2 things……continue to buy more or become resentful to the whole crafting process and feel defeated! You can do this!

I have a folder for EACH of the DSP’s. When you purchase these folders…remember that there are 3 in a set so plan accordingly to what you think your needs will be. They are made from a super think vinyl and the labels that you create with your label maker will peel right off…..that is why I use the P Touch Label Maker for these over using the Avery Labels.



You will see below how I reuse these labels once the product has been retired. Darn, this is SOOOOOOO HARD to put into words – I hope that this is all making sense to you!

  • Lastly you will also need these dividers to go INTO each of your folders to separate the Scraps from the full sheets of paper! Again, these come in a set of 3 so order accordingly. I place another label on the front of this saying the DSP Name and then the word SCRAPS after it…..(for example: Animal Expedition Scraps) I will re-use this label again after the paper is retired!

In a nut shell….if you choose to organize your paper like this (trust me, you’ll thank me) you will need 3 components –  (1) the storage organizer, (2) the files for the DSP’s and (3) then the dividers to go into the files as stated above with all of the hyperlinks for you!



For my 6 X 6 DSP…I use simple cubes that can be found at Walmart (around Back to School time which will be soon – they have these in FUN COLORS and they are super cheap then) or any Office Store has them usually in Black. They are meant for storage for CD cases but they are a great organizer tool to have!



  • I take my 6 X 6 papers and then make a label just as I did for the above and store my paper in the container. You can use the heavier cardboard that comes with the 12 x 12 DSP Packs and cut them to fit in between each paper collection.

With the NEW DSP Collections (page 191 in the new catalog) this is a great way to keep them separated. I have sold SOOOOOO MANY of the Product Shares #3 and trust me, if you do not keep them separated you will drive yourself NUTS trying to figure what color family they came from! You will be able to keep all of the 6 X 6 paper from this catalog as well as future catalogs in one cube….you see – a lifesaver!



The LAST Tip on DSP Paper Storage….


  • When a new catalog comes out…I take all of the DSP that is being retired out of the storage sleeves and cut it into 6″ X 6″ pieces and take the label that I made with the P Touch Label Maker (that was on the storage sleeve) and place it on the divider that I cut from the packaging from DSP and put it on there.


  • I put the other “label for the SCRAPS” and place it on these great bags so when I have scraps…they can easily fit into this 7″ X 7″ bag.

The reason that I use and adore these bags are that they are a super quality of a storage solution. I cut them down to the 7″ X 7″ size for this need…but I usually use them for large stamp sets that I might buy from another stamp company….(that is for another organizational post) as you know…there IS method to my organizational madness….ALWAYS!





These bags are super strong and you can use them forever. The reason that I like using the label from the P Touch Label Maker is that you can easily pull it off the front of this storage envelope without residue of the label behind and use it over and over… you know – THERE IS ALWAYS new paper coming out!

Here is a BIG TIP and one that I am trying to implement…as you go through your paper and cut it into 6 x 6 pieces….look at it and if you know that you are NEVER EVER GOING TO USE IT….do this  – GET RID OF IT! Yep, either give it to a friend that can use it….donate it to an organization…or YEP – file it in the “circular can” !!!





I can hear some of you gasping but let’s face it, WE CANNOT KEEP EVERYTHING!


I have started to tuck in paper/products that are retired that are in perfect condition when I ship something to someone with Priority Mail….as it is a FLAT RATE… worries about the extra weight to the customer. It WILL make you feel good as at least you have the wonderful thoughts of someone else using it!

WHEW….that was LONG but it was also hard to put into words, darn I wish that we lived all in one town!!! I hope that this helps you paint the picture of how a system can work. As always, please share what works for you…we have a wonderful community of tips and I know we all enjoy reading what each of us seem to do! Let’s move on!





  • FINAL CALL for a Product Share from the NEW CATALOG!

Yep, it is that time…the last offering of a Product Share from the NEW Annual Catalog. Product Shares are simply the BEST WAY to get a taste without stuffing yourself and also your wallet!

I take great pride in my Product Shares not only offering you a super fair offering but also in my delivery and attention to detail with your shares~

Remember, I once use to take FULL ADVANTAGE of also purchasing shares and I know the happy feeling inside we get when the HAPPY MAIL arrives! Who in the heck does not like receiving HAPPY MAIL!

You can CLICK HERE to see the offerings and then please email me with your name and address along with your shares that you need.


The cut off is SATURDAY, JUNE 30th and I will be sending Pay Pal Invoices out Sunday Morning.

All Shares will be shipped on Tuesday (one week from today) and I ship Priority Mail so you will have them next week! Next in this post you will learn about the Buy 3 get 1 FREE DSP SALE through the month of July. Getting the share #2 (the DSP OFFERING) is a great way to get a taste of the DSP and then you can see if you want to take advantage of the sale in July!





  • UPCOMING DSP PAPER SALE: Runs from July 1st (yikes that is this Sunday!) – July 31st




We all know that Stampin’ Up! does a great job with their Designer Series Papers (DSP) and if you all remember from the past…

Stampin’ Up! will periodically run a DSP sale and YEP…it is coming to the NEW DSP’s from the New Catalog. The papers are featured on pages 188 – 191 and there are 10 offerings for you to take advantage of…(below you will see the 10 offerings)


Buy 3 DSP’s and get 1 FREE DSP!!!

(remember it is just from July 1st – 31st)



What would be my favorite picks???…..hmmmmmm….that is hard but I will say bullet points #’s 3,4,8 & 9 would be my picks for the buy 3 get 1 FREE as I love the colors and the style of each of these papers as you know me, I adore color with crisp and fun patterns!

This might surprise you…..but really – REALLY close was the Best Route DSP…..I am not a huge fan of that Suite (pages 52 & 53)….but the paper is really fun.


We all know that there are 2 sides to every story and YEP, it is true with paper as well! 🙂


The more “basic prints” are just wonderful and that Maps Etc…Embossing Folder is great! Over the weekend played with the new embossing folders as YEP, I am type A with those as well and I make a sample ring of the new embossing folders so when I sit to create – I can quickly go to the sample to see if the look and feel will work with my project! It is a super fun emboss with such crisp details!

Ok – there you GO! A super LONG POST but one that I hope you found super helpful! Below I am showcasing the DSPs that will be on special during the month of July….


Please remember, the cut off for the last WAVE OF THE PRODUCT SHARE is Saturday, June 30th!


Here is the link for you to view the various offerings. Please email me and put in the subject line, PRODUCT SHARE so I can spot it! Trust me my cyber friends….I totally GET IT that it does take, time, money and energy getting organized. It is a draining process but in the long run you will be super happy!

That is exactly what I have been up to! We sure do have a BUNCH to be organized around our home and I have been trying to break it down into sections! Unfortunately we lost our guy that helped us with mowing and John decided that “we could handle it”…..well…..with all of the rain we have had and the endless cycle of hoping on a mower….John is now agreeing that we need help!

Trust me….when you hear about a HAPPY DANCE….I was sweating with joy to hear those words! Fingers crossed that the guy that is coming on Thursday to “look at it” will want the job!

Have a FAB-O day….and go get ORGANIZED!










WOOT-WOOT… are going to SMILE!


Here is the PRODUCT SHARE offering for the NEW CATALOG that will be coming down the road before you know it…JUNE 1st to be exact! (two weeks)  🙂 I know this will make you do the Happy Dance!

For those of you that have purchased shares from me in the past….you know the drill…and for those of you that are NEW to Products Shares….it is SIMPLEthey ARE the way to go! Please read all of the offerings and do not hesitate to reach out to me or leave me a comment….I will be happy to help answer your question.

Darn, I wish that I could show you more pictures of the exact goodies but I can’t for several reasons….I do not have them (as we only have a wee bit from the pre-order) and I cannot show you the inside of the catalog until the 1st but YOU KNOW ME….I am super selective and fair with my offerings so it is kinda one of those “trust me” times!









 Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $30.00

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 below share offering Share #4 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 12 swatch-books – all from the collections of paper that I am offering in the next share. (I did not do the new vellum offering as I felt that this was a very limited offering for most stampers and the Wood Textures was a carried over item)







Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $35.00  

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 12 collections 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 as we all know, you need to have it in your own paws!

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 (10) new Designer Series Papers that are the 12 X 12 size and (2) new in the 6″ X 6″ size…listed below.

  • Tea Room Specialty, Broadway Bound Specialty, Share What You Love Specialty, Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe, Nature’s Poem, Petal Promenade, Tranquil Tide, Animal Expedition and Best Route.  (You will get 60 sheets at 6″ X 12″ pieces)


  • Garden Impressions and Tropical Escape (You will get 24 sheets at 6″X 6″ pieces)




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….these will be just so darn tootin’ useful!

I also love the basic designs of the stripes and dots….classic all the way – below you can see an image but remember, 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….but trust me….ALL OF THEM will be on my 1st order June 1st!

  • Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Color 2017 – 2019 and In Color 2018 – 2020







Share #4 Card Stock Swatches on a Ring – $10.00 

These are a MUST HAVE in my stampin’ opinion! I blogged and offered them earlier in the month, click here and MANY of you have already ordered them and they are a HIT! You will have ALL of the solid cardstock paper that Stampin’ Up! offers in one handy ring…all labeled for you.






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)

I had NO IDEA how popular these world be and I do have more on hand (limited quantities)…but once they are gone, I will prioritize the Product Shares here when the Catalog goes live on June 1st and then restock this stash as needed.

I hope that you understand as I take great pride in the service and presentation of my shares….so if you want these….and want them BEFORE I RUN OUT….I would snatch them NOW as I can bill/ship now…





Share #5  – Ribbon Shares – $30.00

Now here is another thing that Stampin’ Up! does well…. Ribbon! I know, I know…this is another area where we all have issues – remember, I GET IT as I am the exact same way!

There are many more offerings of ribbon in the new catalog so I was trying to be practical and narrow it down to the ones that touched my “heart strings” in making clean & simple cards and affordable. Heck, we have a WHOLE YEAR to get more if we want to!

Remember….I am SIMPLE – I just take a roll and cut it into quarters….so you have a nice and big piece to work with…. (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!  (pages 200 & 201)

  • 1/4″ Mini Stripe Ribbon in Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Poppy Parade
  • 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon in Real Red
  • 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
  • 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Very Vanilla and Whisper White
  • 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon in Granny Apple Green and Gray Granite
  • 1/2″ Satin Ribbon in Black
  • 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon in Petal Pink and Shaded Spruce






Share #6 – Embellishments – $25.00

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 and keep reading as with the GOTTA HAVE IT ALL you can pick more embellishments!

One thing that always seems to happen for me….I get embellishments and yes, they are super cute….but I do not use them as much as I thought….so….the only “trinket” type embellishment I have in this share is the candle….they are sooooo darn cute & classic!

I tried to pick the must haves in my SIMPLE opinion! (pages 197 & 198)

  • Kraft Pillow Boxes – (2) super sweet pillow boxes – (I am thrilled with this addition trust me, watch my blog for why…page 193)
  • Faceted Dots – 1/2 sheet works out to be 48 in Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron  🙂
  • Glitter Enamel Dots – 1/2 sheet works out to be 80 in Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo
  • Share What You Love Pearls – 1/2 sheet works out to be 50 in Grapefruit Grove, Petal Pink, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron and Tranquil Tide (these pearls ARE a girls best friend…)
  • Metallic Pearls – 1/2 sheet of each color – works out to be 120 in Gold and Silver (these are bee-utiful)
  • Basic Jewels – 1 /4 sheet – works out to be 55 of Red Rhinestones  (yippee…excited!!!)
  • Twinkle Sequins – 1/2 sheet of each color 50 of each in Iridescent and Silver (I think these are going to be a hit)
  • Basic Adhesive Sequins – 1/2 sheet of each color works out to be 125 in Mint Macaron, Pearl White, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand and Soft Sea Foam (If it says BASIC…than it’s for ME….super happy of this offering)
  • Candle Embellishments – (3) of each in the colors of Gold and Silver (What is a Birthday without a candleLOVE THEM! )



WHEW…….This is SUPER LONG and I am sorry but PLEASE KNOW that I do take GREAT PRIDE in making sure that you get the BEST POSSIBLE offering of Product Shares as it is such a super exciting time of the year! Truly, our inner child comes out and we can hardly wait to get our hands on the new goodies. I DO GET IT!

The one category that is always a hit… the one that is the HOME RUN for many of you is the…



I WANT IT ALL CHOICE (smart stamper!!!)

Again, “I get it” as this addiction that we all seem to have brings us joy!



As John always says to me, “If I would have know that paper, scissors and stamps would make you so happy…..” yep  – crafting does bring me joy and when I see that option of I WANT IT ALL…..I smile as it is just ONE CLICK and POOF...I can sit back and wait for it to arrive!

The cost of the I Want It All is $165.00 (yep, a simple addition) but for the I Want It All….you can either pick from one of the 2 options…and I will send it to you with your order.

  1. The Colored Doilies and the Pearlized Doilies for FREE….a $9.00 value (page 192)
  2. The Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack for FREE….a $8.00 value (page 201)


I will be ordering on June 1st with the chickens to get  “the goods” as soon as I can!


Can you believe that June 1st is on a Friday!?!?! DARN, that means that even if I do overnight delivery….I will not get a box until Monday….but please know…one thing is FOR SURE….I get my Product Shares turned around in a FLASH! (just ask my family)

If you have purchased a share from me before…please leave a comment to let others know how you liked them! (thanks, I DO take pride in my service and presentation for my shares)

Now to the dreaded thing – SHIPPING….



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 has gone up this year but it is the best way to ship….very fast and very efficient.

I use the long, legal Flat Rate Shipping Envelope and they cost $7.00 to ship. If you do get the I WANT IT ALL the cost for Shipping that will be $13.65, the cost of a Flat Rate Medium Shipping Box.

If at all possible I can use bubble mailers and it is not over the 13 oz. limit, I will use that service…which is around $3.75 –  $4.50. 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 – $4.00

SHARE #2  – DSP Papers  –  $7.00

SHARE #3 – DSP Paper Collections – $7.00

SHARES #4,5 or 6 – These all should be able to go First Class Mail – $4.50

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL  – $13.65 (please do not forget to tell me what FREEBIE you want)


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.

Please put 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 email you back a confirmation that I received your Product Share request and then I will start billing via Pay Pal May 25th.

If you would rather pay me by check, please email me and we can work it 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 –




It is a HUGE labor of love and trust me, I think the dogs even run away from me when I work on a Product Share but this is something that I truly enjoy doing and I think I do it well! Let’s all hope that there are no back-orders and everything will be smooth sailing for Stampin’ Up! on June 1st.

EMAIL ME TODAY with what shares you want so I can continue to work on orders to get everything ordered as soon as I can on June 1st (I set my alarm to go off as soon as Cinderella tells me that I can order!)

Have a great day and thanks for hanging in there…..I know many of you have been waiting for this offering!




I vote this…the BEST Stampin’ aid…ever!



Hello and Happy Thursday!


We are having a beauty of a day here on the East Coast and today….YEP, another excursion with my Dad! We made it through the movies (and I did not fall asleep…something I usually do) and in trying to every-other day adventure with him… we are driving to Bedford, PA. This is a charming little town and truth be told – it has one of the BEST Italian Stores there so I figured…a 2 for 1!

There is a bunch of history there so I will be putting on my tourist hat. I will try to snap some pictures. Dad said that it has been over 40 years since he has been there so the drive will be beautiful and he will be happy! A HAPPY Dad + A HAPPY Susan = A GREAT day!  🙂






Last week I shared that I was working on an “all team mailing” that I was doing…and some have received theirs….some still haven’t so here you go….I know that it does not look like much but trust me, these swatch rings are lifesavers!

Many of you know that I always do Product Shares and YEP,  I will be doing them again. Years ago I started to make up these Swatchbooks of every Cardstock we have in the Stampin’ Up! line and now that we have a COMPLETE REVAMP of Colors coming out… is time to do a BRAND NEW SWATCHBOOK!

This offering has ALL OF THE CURRENT COLORS that will be out in the New Catalog. If you have bought one of these from me before, please leave a comment sharing your thoughts. I have NEVER (and that is a BIG WORD) had someone say that they were disappointed in them.

Eons ago when I was a Creative Memories Consultant I started making these as I would get people saying…..I need some of that blue that I always use.…and then when I said – what was the color name…they would say, you know the blue I like! (Calgon, take me away!)

I think you get it…..having an actual PHYSICAL SAMPLE of the card stock is a true joy. I use then endlessly to see what color I want to work with and also to come up with different and unique color combinations! They are just a life saver and a go to tool that I consider invaluable!

I am sure that many of you have seen the new colors…..but here are more looks at them! I am over the moon excited for the newbies and also you can see that Stampin’ Up! has moved colors into new families!

This NEW SWATCH BOOK will have all of the updates and new colors. I have many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators purchase these from me for their personal use and also for team gifts as it is perfect to have everything in one place and be able to actually feel and see them! Also, if you love to stamp with a friend….they would LOVE THIS….anyone that does Stampin’ Up! would appreciate such a useful gift!



The NEW COLOR KIDS on the Stampin’ Up! Block!



WOOT-WOOT…..the Color in all their glory!







Easy…you can CLICK HERE and put in the subject line – CARDSTOCK SWATCHES along with YOUR ADDRESS (pretty please) and how many you want. I will email you back and then send you a Pay Pal invoice for the Card Stock Swatches on a Ring.

In the New Catalog we also have a line Color Family….it is called the BASICS – and yep, I will put them in there as well. I do include both the regular and thick weight of the White and Vanilla in my card stock rings because I think the “feel” helps people see the difference.





Below you can see the piles that I had….I had used my On Stage Preorder to start making them! Last week was an “assembly line” for me and It was an amazing feeling to get it them together! I knew that my team members would LOVE getting this and seeing all of the NEW COLORS!

I do have some ready to ship now and next week when I can order more of the new product (yippee  – a perk for demos) I will continue to fill orders!





This IS one of those “labors of love” that I do but I do it…because – I GET IT….when something is a HUGE HELP to you I am all for it! I figured that I put 3,720 labels on last week! I felt like Lucy and Ethel at the Candy Store but Ethel didn’t show up to help!!!!


The cost of the swatch books are $10.00 each.

(Trust me, this will be the best $10.00 you spend! Shipping will be as follows)

  • If you order 1 or 2 of the Swatch Rings…the shipping is $4.00
  • Any more that 2+ Swatch Rings….the weight goes over to Priority Mail….the shipping will be $6.75
  • If you order 10+ the shipping is FREE….on me!


I do have many people order large quantities of them as they are they are perfect for Stamp Clubs and also for friends and perks! I am really hoping to get these going and OUT THE DOOR before the other Product Share offerings I offer. This is a super exciting time for us as we adore the new catalog offerings.

Because Stampin’ Up! did a TOTAL REVAMP…this is the perfect time to get an updated, new swatch-book. Again, if you want to get one of these gems….. CLICK HERE and put in the subject line – CARDSTOCK SWATCHES along with YOUR ADDRESS  and how many you want. I will email you back and then send you a Pay Pal invoice for the Card – Stock Swatches on a Ring.

Don’t forget….retired products are going down….here is the most up to date list of things that are gone!









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