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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…..like 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!









No worries…Easter comes EVERY YEAR!



Hello and I hope that you had a HIPPITY HOPPITY EASTER!


I know this idea is late…

but read on and you can see how I will send you one…

plus a template for the future!


I know, I know….Easter is now over and I told you that I had a SUPER CUTE Easter project for you and even though the day is over….guess what – WE WILL HAVE EASTER NEXT YEAR!

Last week was a ZOOMER for us! We celebrated many HAPPY THINGS….the END of TAX SEASON…John’s BIRTHDAY and yep – EASTER! I had all of these pictures ready to share before Easter but that darn TIME THING with having to hen peck my way with the computer….got me!

I LOVE TO CREATE AND SHARE…but that typing up and editing always get to me….but the GREAT NEWS is…Easter will be here again next year and trust me, you want to make these as they are just a crowd please!






Yep, this one is a keep and I totally encourage you to make up one regardless if you have the sweet Reester Bunny….(they’ll be back as well next year). I made up SOOOOOO many of these gems and each and every person that received them just adored them!

I know that many of you do not care for 3D Projects but I say….pretty please with sugar on top…..give it a try!?!? I think as the saying goes….try it, you might like it! They are addictive to make and I cannot wait to shower you with pictures!

Where did the idea come from….SIMPLE – I cased and tweaked it from the one and only….PAPER PIXIE – Julie DiMatteo. If you are not familiar with Julie’s work…YOU NEED TO as she is not only super talented…but she is truly one of the most special young Mom’s I know. I can remember back when Julie became a SUD and how she was working so hard for table decorations for an event…..she was soooo tired but still had that wonderful smile on her face and that twinkle in her eye…she is just the best!






The GREAT NEWS is that I will be sharing with you the video that Julie made with the Reester Bunnies….but when I went to make them they were WEE BITTY ONES and I had already purchased these that I am showcasing!

Natural to Julie’s style…she helped me with the measurements to make it work for this guy! I honestly thought to myself….heck – those little ones are not even a full bite….let’s BEEF IT UP….so here you go……Julie’s Video and then after that I have all of the measurements for you to make it the size of mine!

PLEASE DO NOT LET this template sheet intimate you when you watch the video…it is not scary at all – TRUST ME and also I will share with you some tips and tricks that I used to make dozens of these little Bunny Men!

You better grab this Gingham Paper and the Punches….as YEP – they are on the WALK THE PLANK LIST….. (the links are at the end of the post) We do have some gingham coming out in the new catalog….but NOTHING LIKE THIS wonderful collection….this is a KEEPER!






Now for my tips and measurements for you! Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions…they really are super easy to make and the end result is just adorable! I had shown them some of my stampin’ friends…and they liked them – but when they saw them in person – THEY LOVED THEM…..just too darn tootin’ cute!


  • Cardstock needed for Box – 7 1/8″ X 8 3/4″

Score on ALL 4 Sides at 1/2″, 1 1/8″. 1 5/8″ and 2 1/4″

On the Short Side (7 1/8″ side) score at 2 3/4″ & 4 3/8″ just to the 2nd scored line and then ROTATE it to the other 7 1/8″ side and do it again! When you watch Julie do it – it will make perfect sense and trust me….once you do a couple – this whole scoring thing is a breeze!


  • Cardstock needed for the Belly Band – 7 1/4″ X 4 1/4″

Score at 1 5/8″ & 2 1/4″ and then ROTATE it and do it again!


  • The Gingham is 2 1/2″ X 4″ and that will fit right between the score lines – adhere.


  • Using the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch…Center it and punch out. It is AMAZING as this little guy fits perfectly and there is no guessing where exactly to punch the hole!!! I WAS DOING THE HAPPY DANCE WHEN I FIGURED THIS OUT!


  • As you can see in the photos…I took a coordinating cardstock color and popped out a ring to dress up the front a bit and that was super easy as I 1st used the 1 1/4″ Circle punch and then went over top that with the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch and PRESTO…..it works like a charm and SOOOOO FAST – this is where the punches are so much easier to use than the circle dies/big shot!


  • I also used a retired wee little flower to add some bling around the edges and used a white gel pen to make a quick accent. Using a simple glue dot did the trick and I am sure that you have something in  your stash that you could use if you do not have this punch!


THAT’S the SCOOP on how I took Julie’s original design of the mini reester bunny and made it to fit this guy! It is just the sweetest and I cannot tell you the rave comments I received from the people I gave them to!









You can see clearly that you can use any color scheme but to me, this gingham is just the sweetest and again….it IS BEING RETIRED so I would snag some! FYI….I ordered more of the Gingham this morning and it says that it is on backorder…..so I KEPT it on my order as I really wanted it….

The best part is…you can keep the container and re-use it next year (that is if you can get it back from the person) but would you like to have one yourself? I cannot give you the Bunny as I bet they are already sold out from Easter Candy Clearance….but I sure would love to send you the sweet 3D project and also a TEMPLATE for you to have.

If you are anything like me…then having a template will help you in the future! I sure hope that you have a notebook and take time to write down ideas that you like to refer back to. We always say – I’LL REMEMBER…and then YEP – we waste a bunch of time surfing around trying to find it!


How do you this FREEBIE from ME?


Well easy – …shop with me this week….if you shop with me from today thru Friday the 26th and spend $50.00 + I will gladly send you this decorated cutie PLUS the template already scored for you to have on hand for the future!




and also you have the enormous amount of retired products that need to find a new home! Below you will see the specific items used for this project for you to check and see if you have…and then if not – I would get them….as they are all basics….and you know how I love my basics!





Remember, if your order is $75.00+ with me…I will also send you the incentive for the month which is yep, another BASIC – a roll of Tear N Tape…call me simple but then call me practical! I know the things we all use and need! Please add the hostess code of UCWS9WDP to you order. (you will always fin the hostess code and incentive on my side bar of my blog.

Let’s have a great week and I think that is is super fair to say…..SPRING is here! We have been BLESSED with some amazing weather….so much so – I am hitting the publish button to go outside to have a date with the weeds!

Thanks for popping in and if you have a chance – please leave me a comment….I would love to hear how you liked this little dude!!!! Julie is the BEST….she sure does make me smile!

p.s. – If you are wondering where that sweet sentiment came from…??? It is from a My Favorite Things Stamp but we all know that there are other options that Stampin’ Up! has that would work. 🙂










With this being the 1st night that I have my hubby home from tax season….tomorrow is a new day and hopefully we will have insight!



Hello and I hope that you all had a great weekend! I did and I planned to have a fun one for you today as on Saturday I shared with you that I would be back with another another cute Easter project!

Not only is it super easy to make…as it uses the basics but that if you are like me….you will be smiling from (EAR to EAR..ha-ha – no pun intended)

There are some staples (aka classics) in making this SUPER CUTE EASTER GOODIE…but I need to share something that is SUPER important to us crafters….and that is the RETIRED LIST!




It has officially gone up just minutes ago and you know what that means…. –  you better get your catalogs out and take a look….I always highlight mine so I can easily SPOT IT…. and I know that it is A LOT to take in but always remember…we go through this each and every year and in the end...ALL IS GOOD!

I did not attend the OnStage Stampin’ Up! event over the weekend so I am just like YOU.…trying to take it all in so this is what we are going to do….I will share the cute project tomorrow with also some Blog Candy!

POP BACK TOMORROW for the cutest Easter post…and I am giving you HEADS UP.…that it does use (3) main products that are on the retired list….

I think one thing we can all agree on is Stampin’ Up! PUNCHES ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!

I did a super quick scan of the punches and wanted to give you a heads up on these…I know that there are many ways that we can cut out circles but a punch is a “reach and grap…press and go speed tool” – a total time saver and these circle punches are retiring.

There is one more circle punch retiring but I did not use that one in tomorrows post…..I say – CLASSIC and BASIC SHAPES like this are MUST HAVES for what we do!




(click image below for ANNUAL CATALOG…I would print it off)





(click image below for OCCASIONS CATALOG…I would print it off)



I am going to be like you and take it in and then I will also share with you once I mark up my Catalog the items that I truly believe would be a great purchase for your stash.

Trust me, I get it as we all have so much but remember….things go flying off the shelves and all I can say is if there is a certain product that you really have been wanting….I would HOP ON IT

I am always super upfront with things that make me roll in making clean and simple cards/projects…and these that I have highlighted below are definite keepers!


p.s. – It’s VOICE NIGHT and it’s also HAPPY DANCE NIGHT for John as Tax Season will be in the record books!


I know that there are times when you print off the PDF that it is just too darn hard to read the small print…so here are some clickable categories that might help!

Remember, all Bundles will retire at the end cycle of a catalog but that does not necessarily mean that there are retiring from the  next catalog – it is just that they will not be at the bundled price



 click here



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Accented Blooms

Animal Outing

Artisan Textures

Barn Door

Beautiful Day

Beautiful You

Bee Thankful

Birthday Backgrounds

Bokeh Dots

Botanical Bliss

Country Road

Crafting Forever

Dandelion Wishes

Dashing Deer

First Frost

Flourishing Phrases

Gallery Grunge

Healing Hugs


Hold on to Hope

Itty Bitty Greetings

Kindness & Compassion

Label Me Pretty

Lilypad Lake

Little Elephant

Little Twinkle

Love You to Pieces

Magical Mermaid

Painted Glass

Peaceful Place

Perennial Birthday

Pop of Petals

Rooted in Nature

Sea of Textures

Sorry for Everything

Special Celebrations

Stitched All Around

This Little Piggy

Tropical Chic

Winter Woods










Good Morning and I am sure that you are in the same camp with me….the camp of “People are so darn Creative”…. I am always amazed at the creativity and endless ideas people come up with and this project is no different!

This time….it was Twila’s Davis from Stamp a Little Longer (isn’t that a great blog name) turn and just look at this super sweet project!

Let’s face it…it is a smile maker and you can see that once again…the concept comes together with a great product that we all need to have on hand….Clear Tiny Boxes!

True, you could make up your own boxes but having these on hand truly is a lifesaver when that calendar rolls forward! I always have many little containers on hand…just in case!

The thing I love about them is that they are super sturdy and if you choose to add paper like Twila did….great – if not….the boxes are crystal clear and you can see right thru them!

Enjoy the pictures and then the BEST PART…..a FREE PDF is at the end of the post for you! When you see the step by step how easy it is to create this – you will say, “I could do this” and here is the BEST TIP I can give you…it you have a punch that is remotely around the same size….USE IT – please do not stress if you do not have the exact…use what you have!!!












Here you go….the SCOOP on this cutie is below! I will be back on Monday as I have EASTER THINGS that I have been working my Bunny Tail off in making and they are SUPER CUTE…..I know that the countdown is on for Easter but these are SUPER easy to mass produce!

They are small little somethings that make a BIG DIFFERENCE to someone….trust me, they are the BEST things in life….the little things!








What can I say but…”classic elegance”




Happy Friday to you and I know that you are as excited as I am as…WOOT-WOOT….we change the clocks this weekend and for me…that is simply MUSIC TO MY EARS!!!

As much as I always am looking for that 25th, 26th etc….hour in a day to do more things that bring me joy…I willGLADLY lose an hour to gain more sunshine!!! I am sooooooo ready for Spring!

I have a beauty for you today that I have just been itchin’ to share with you! I know that many of you enjoyed my last post of beautiful flowers and today I have another one but with a totally different feel! I made this several weeks ago and every time I see it…I smile so I decided to take some time this morning and type up a post.

As my subject line used the word “elegance” I googled the definition of it and below you will see what came up and YEP….I think that this card deserves this special word….as to me, it shines simple elegance!




  • the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style.
  • the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple; neatness.



The star of todays post is the Wonderful Romance Bundle! YEP, I am going to share with you the answers of the “why’s” that I had when I asked myself…..do I need to purchase this bundle!





I have been sharing with you the thought process of how I decide to hit the button as trust me, I GET IT as we cannot simply have everything and I am no different even if I get it at a 25% discount or at 50% off discount (like I did with this one)!

I know that the below thoughts take up a bunch of reading for you but I do hope that you find them helpful – it not….please share with me in the comments (the good and also the bad) as it does help me in hen-pecking on the computer! My goal is to be honest and upfront with you in helping you make a decision!







  • IT IS A MUST BUNDLE….I say this because there are many times that I do not find it useful for my needs to get a bundle. There are times that I just feel the stamp would be all I need and/or vice versa with the dies…..but for this one – the BUNDLE is a must!


  • The images of the stamps are just beautiful. Today I used the blends to color it in and that was total “easy peasy” as I was with some of my stampin’ friends and knew I wanted to work on something that I could do 2 things at once…..TALK & GET SOMETHING DONE = mission accomplished!


  • The sentiments are fab-o and the font speaks to me as I adore when there are 2 styles of fonts together on one sentiment.


  • I ADORE the (2) secret weapon stamps in this set that I bet most of you overlooked…..(1) is the little scattered dots and (2) is that wee little flowerWHY DO I LIKE THESE???…. easy = they are great little “something-somethings” to add to a card quickly when you look at something and say….it needs just something else…trust , having simple images like this will do the trick!


  • FRAMELITS – not much to say here as they are AMAZING! When I saw the card sample on page 10 in the Occasions Catalog (image below) with the Soft Sea Foam card….I caved, as that did it for me…..just look at the detail! To me, this vertical die is just a show stopper and again, timeless and classic!….2 elements that are always important to me!!





  • Remember what I said about the wee little flower? Well….you can see that there are (4) dies to cut out that little guy (THANK YOU Stampin’ Up! – that is soooo appreciated and also so smart!)


  • Lastly about the framelits….this beauty below – a total keeper! I know you can easily visualize a sentiment with this gem….or even it tucked behind another element as a layering piece! You know me….I love my paper!!!





Ok – there you go…..let’s get to some pictures of this beauty! I hope that the camera does justice in your crafty eyes as I just adore this clean and simple card! Hopefully Ramsey will chime in on the comments as she was sitting with me when I made this and when I finished it said to her….well….what are your thoughts about this?


I loved her answer….”Did you just make this?”….I laugh and said, YEP!






As I said above, I used the Stampin’ Blends to color this…you can see below the colors that I used. I am often asked….what blends do you recommend to have?….and I am so sorry as you are not going to like the answer but here you go…..you need to have all of them!

YEP….all of them and the reason is…how in the world can you make a decision as to what color you are going to work with on a given day? I know that there are many of you that might be taken back by this comment and I get it….but again, I am being honest.






Stampin’ Up! was super smart to come out with the Blends. An alcohol based marker are dream machines and I have shared many times that I love and have an obscene amount of Copic Markers personally and I LOVE THEM…..but I also have all of the Blends as well so I can showcase them for you with Stampin’ Up! projects!

Again, being able to get the Blends at a 25% off discount is a no-brainer for me and as I simply cannot say enough, well over 90% of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are hobbists and Stampin’ Up! make is ridiculously easy to become a Hobbiest Demo with no penalties to drop ever….even if you are getting a starter kit and filling it with all blends!!!!

Trust me…I love a deal and I think that I am a pretty savvy shopper….and I am probably just like you and shop from MANY different Stamp Companies and guess what….that is OK – there will not be someone knocking on your door arresting you that you have other companies goodies – if that was the case….I would have a LIFE TIME SENTENCE WITH NO POSSIBLE CHANCE OF GETTING OUT!!!!

I just HAVE TO point out some things below and I have them watermarked on the picture for you…..DO NOT OVERLOOK simplicity and layers when you create! I just ADORE the sprigs when I use both vellum and paper together…..and GO OUT OF THAT BOX that we get stuck in….look and use what you have – little bits here and there make a project!





WHEW…..well, do you agree…???? is it a “keeper card”


I am sorry that my posts are always so long….I just can’t seem to help it as… I am what I am. For me, it is way more important for you to understand and get a feel of where I am coming from…I love to craft, I love to create…and I love to share…I never started this”gig” to pay a mortgage or tuition….I do this for ME and I do this for MY CRAFTING HABIT!

Feel free to email me if you want any more details or have specific questions – this IS the best time of the year to make that decision as during Sale-A-Bration…..you will be able to get soooooo much more for your starter kit……you can pick $175.00 worth of ANYTHING and just pay $99.00 and it SHIPS FREE!!! (shipping fees REALLY make me grumpy) and this is another $17.50 discount

Remember, you only have until March 31st to take advantage….of getting this extra $50.00 of free goodies for the starter kit – I say – click here and get going!

Now can you see…..that is a GREAT DEAL – even if your heart just wants the blends…..look at it this way – you can get 19 SETS OF BLENDS COMBOS ($9.00 each) as your starter kit and just pay $99.00 – (***I only recommend that you purchased the combo packs as lets face it….you are getting 2 different colors even if you never care to “blend”)

We all look at things in different ways and that’s what makes us all tick! I just love to share with you what I create and share how you too can get things at a discount. It honestly makes no difference to me….as with or without you as a SUD….this gal is gonna craft until I simply can’t hold my scissors!

Now go and have a GREAT DAY and don’t forget to change your clocks!!!!








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!





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