Are you ready for these next months to ZOOM!

It is finally here…..and I am finally here!

It is time for the Holiday Catalog to go live and it is a super fun one!

Am I the only one that has a wonky week when a Holiday falls on a Monday or a Friday? I needed to have my head examined as on Monday I told my local corn man that I would take 200 ears of corn on Wednesday…..

What the heck was I thinking about….as that was CATALOG LAUNCH day and I need to make sure all of my “I’s were dotted and the T’s crossed) as it is a bit tricky making sure that you ordered all of the Product Share requests!

Below you can click the catalog image and have fun flipping away. There are PLENTY of things in this simple minded stamper that I will be playing with!

I think that there is a bit for any style of crafter and it is always super exciting to see what everyone likes! Sometimes there are sleepers in a catalog and then sometimes there are items that we all know will be super popular!


I think one of the popular ones that zoom out the door will be the Advent Calendar (page 38). I have not ordered it yet but I have all sorts of ideas to make that in my style. I love the concept and I have seen the product and it is SUPER STURDY……and the size is just great!

I am not personally a fan of the stamp set that they show with it but I know I can “jazz that puppy” up to make my family and friends smile. I know that this ALWAYS HAPPENS EACH YEAR….we have intentions of doing a project like this….but then that TIME FACTOR squeezes in and we cave in and say….I do not have time!

I say – set a plan and MAKE THE TIME & EFFORT to make one! I bet when you see what I do with it…you will smile – I plan  to get together with my stamping friends….Jeanie and Ramsey and we are going to see what twist we can do….


Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog


Let’s chat about the Designer Series Paper….it is BINGO-BANGO… it will take you all seasons long in using the “FLIP SIDE” but I have a hunch that the Holiday Sides are so classic…that you will use them up! I am giddy about the Wrapped in Plaid, Brightly Gleaming and the Let It Snow Collections….just tooooo cute and classic!

There are just soooo many things going on with Stampin’ Up! that it is hard to keep up with and digest! Below I have highlighted a couple that might just tickle your fancy! Take a deep breath and try to digest it all….



I do not subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a monthly basis but when I have a hunch that there is going to be a cute and festive 3D one…. I HIT THAT BUTTON and did it for 1 month to get the Halloween Offering. I do not know what it is but I can imagine that it is going to be super cute!

Heck, the Halloween selections in the NEW Holiday Catalog are stellar and I am sure that this Paper Pumpkin offering will be no different! Please remember….you can just GET THIS KIT and then BE DONE….that is what I will do – and then if I find another month that I might like….I just purchase it again for that one specific month!




The BUY 3…get 1 FREE DSP Offering is back this year – just remember that it is only good until Sept. 30th….so take a peek at the offering and here’s a great idea….go together with a friend and split the paper!

I know that we all have so much “STUFF” but when there is a good deal, it’s hard to pass up! Below you will see the DSP’s that are included in this sale!




Well…..there you go – some scoop of exciting promotions…and speaking of exciting……guess what came this afternoon……my UPS man and several boxes of Product Share goodies….

I always bite the expensive bullet to get expedited shipping for things that take a bunch of time for me to sort etc……so you know what I will be doing…..YEP…..getting yours shares sorted!

Have a great weekend….we have a break in the heat and humidity and that makes me a HAPPY CAMPER STAMPER!!!


Let’s Organize our PAPER!!!

Hello and I know that this post will make many happy as whenever I do a post on Organization…..I always get many smiles and also questions! Today we are going to chat about paper storage. I have done several videos on this before….click here and then you can click here….but this is how I roll as of current.

I have slightly tweaked my method as I have had built in paper slots into my work area…but other that that… is the same !





Please note…as I think that this statement is so TRUE for all of us….


How each of us organize is totally a personal preference


and the best thing is…that is OK – we all roll in different fashions…but this has worked for me!

I find that if I have a system that works…I do not waste as much paper as let’s face it…it is super easy to just grab a new sheet. I also find that if my “scraps” are mixed in with full sheets….I get super frustrated flipping through!

Below you will see my paper that is by my work area. I like to keep mine in order of color family as that is just how I roll. The picture below it is how I keep my scraps for all of the Stampin’ Up! Cardstock and I simply slide my bins into a cabinet.




I do have (2) of these bins as I use to have 1 folder for the full sheets of cardstock and then in another file folder right behind it….I would put that same color for the scraps….I probably could just have one for all of my scraps now but I figured –  why squeeze it all in 1 when I have 2.





I found these bins on line this morning from staples……great price and this will do the job! CLICK HERE to check them out. I bet mine are 20+ years old – way back to the days that I was a Creative Memories Consultant…..and there you can see….I used this system then…and it still works for me now!

I am sure you can find something similar in a store near you…but to me – a click of a button works for me. Just make sure that you have something that allows hanging file folder to hang onto. Here is a link to the file folders I use….again, my are so old – but it is something that you can use over and over!

All I do is take a piece of the color of paper….slide it in the Clear Plastic Tab and then slap the color of cardstock name on it….it is as simple as that!

Please note that I just linked all of the above to staples…just was easier for me to do it this way … you might wanna shop around!

I am more of a visual person so I like to see the color of paper I am looking for and then the label just is the confirmation for me. We all know that there are some colors that are similar so this just seems to help out!

Here is an update list of all of the Stampin’ Up! Cardstock names…this fits perfectly on an Avery Return Address Label but if you do not have any on hand, you can just print it off and adhere them directly to the cardstock that you will slide into the holder!


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Again, I keep mine by color family as that is what works for me! I know many like all of the reds together, greens together….again, a personal choice!

Here is a NEWBIE that I have never shared before and I love this method of storing all of my “White Scraps” of paper. We all know that there are many shade of white and some of the white paper we use for different purposes/techniques and I was going bonkers pulling my white scraps and then playing a guessing game as to what kind of paper it was!



Above is how I keep them straight and this has been a GAME CHANGER for me! I adore the container store….(who doesn’t) and these bins are not only SUPER STURDY….but they are also SUPER INEXPENSIVE and the best thing is….you can put an 11″ length of paper into it….make it perfect for scraps

CLICK HERE for the link  – you will see that they come in many sizes…and truth be told – I use all 3 sizes for a variety of things in my home!

I love the fact that you can stack them on top of one another and we I need to slide a piece of white scrap into a bin, I just tip it up and slide it in! Again, you can see how this saves you from reaching for another sheet of paper!

I also have one of these that says – Stampin’ Up! Scraps to be filed…I try to put “stuff” away before a new project but honestly….sometimes I am just too lazy to file away the scraps into the bins each time I play! When this tray is getting full…I take the time to file it in my bins with the color names on it!


There you go….and hopefully you were able to follow my method! If you have any questions or comments….please share them with everyone. It is simple, I am much more productive when I am organized….we all create such a mess on making a card….but if you have a system to get it all back in place…than you will be a HAPPY STAMPER!

I have reached out to everyone that has requested a Product Share from me……and the Pay Pal Invoices for them will be sent out starting on Sunday……

Monday  – LABOR DAY….September 2nd is the last day for you to request a Product Share. I am only doing 1 share this time as I will be traveling later in the month. I have a tab on my blog header for the Holiday Share or you can click here to see the offerings!

Product Shares are the BEST way to see the newbies without breaking your Daisy Bank!





SUPER Simple…and a keeper of a bundle!


Hello and Happy Thursday! I have a super sweet card for  you today and I knew the minute I saw this bundle….I needed it! I bet by now you can guess why?

  • Super cute and unique for Stampin’ Up!, especially since there are matching framelits that will cut out the intricate shape of the flower clusters
  • I enjoy coloring and this is a fun one to add color to…
  • The sentiments – BINGO!!!….love them as they are super bold and just plain FUN!!!
  • The overall design of this bundle lends itself to a quick Clean and Simple Card….right up my SIMPLE alley!!!


I think that you can clearly see that this card is a “keeper” one and also one that is super easy to mass produce! When I made this card….I made 15 of them as I knew it would be a perfect one to reach for when you need a card quick!






I will break down some of the simple elements that I did for the card and I hope that you can see that is is an easy one with a big bunch! I know that I say this over and over but here you go again…


The basics will never let you down – and this card screams the basics!


At the end of the post you will see the line up of basics that I used to make this care come to life…it all comes down to a great stamp set….and the basics to make the card making process one that brings you joy and to me even just as importantly….bring you a feeling of self accomplishment!

I have shared that I have become very selective with the stamps/bundles I purchase as I really need to look at them and determine if it will be a good investment. I am sure that you will smile with this statement….


It’s super easy to buy stamps…but that darn time thing always happens…so be selective!


I also use a Scan n Cut and love it….so I am even pickier when it comes to purchasing framelits/dies……but this bundle is an example that I would purchase it as a bundle and it would be super hard for the Scan n Cut to cut out these floral images. I am getting pretty good at seeing which will work and which would not work.

Take a peek below and just gander at these AMAZING card that the home office took (page 131)….aren’t they just beautiful! Here you can clearly see the fact that they used not only the stamping as a back drop on the card bases but then they also cut out the images and popped them up using the diecuts!

I totally plan to CASE these gems…and I also encourage you to always look at the samples in the catalog….there are some AMAZING samples! I particularly love the yellow one (to the left)





Let’s chat about the Blends…..these are the easiest way to color this image and I used very few markers. Please do not  think that you need to have a “high degree in blending” to make these “do their thing” – remember…


We do all of this to have FUN…not to be stressed

Using an alcohol marker is the quickest way to have coloring fun!




Even though I did not use the matching framelits for this card…you can easily see that the basics made this card happen! Here are some tips for you that might help you on seeing how it came together!


  • I used the Subtles Embossing Folder of the Gray Granite Cardstock. To me, this color is one of my most used Neutral (besides white of course) that I go to…if you have not tried this great color…I encourage you to do so….it is great with a POP of color and works well with many color schemes!
  • When I used the Subtles Embossing Folder…I ran it through twice on both directions – this really makes the paper look interesting.



  • Keep the focal part super clean and simple….let that part shine to make the impact – a quick mat behind makes the POP happen!
  • It is super hard to tell in the pictures….but in the centers of the flowers I added a swipe of Wink of Stella to them – this simple addition makes a HUGE difference….I highly encourage you to always have one of them on hand, especially with the holidays coming!


There you go…some simple whys from me to share with you how a card like this makes my heart pitter patter! I do hope that you will give this sweet and practical bundle a look! On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment of  “thank you from the bottom of my heart” – also from the same bundle and added a sweet little purple heart from a punch!


Again, simple little touches that add a big impact…

and really – it does not take much time at all!


You know me…I love to try all types of different techniques on cards….sometimes it is fun to do something more time consuming and a bit out of the box….but when it comes down to it – there is nothing like a great clean and simple card!





Tomorrow, Friday I will be sending out the email confirmations to all of those that have already put in a request for a product share! That calendar will be rolling around fast but if you have not already reserved a share… worries – you still have plenty of time to get one!




Enjoy the day… is super hot here in Maryland….and we lost internet, tv and phones since Saturday…..our internet came back yesterday,,,,but still no phones – I am kinda liking the peace and quiet!






I’m back & It’s Holiday Product Share time!!!

Do that dance….I am back!….and I have your Product Share Scoop!!!


I do not know what you might be happier about….the fact that I am back and blogging….or that it’s that time again….PRODUCT SHARE TIME from the Holiday Catalog and trust me, this will make you skip with joy as there are some super cute products in this catalog!

First…I must say – as I scrolled through emails I would see subject lines of….“I miss you”….”Are you ok?”…etc and I deeply thank you! I literally have a ca-zillion emails to go through but as I learned on the trip….Rome wasn’t built in a day….and one by one….I will plug through the emails!

I feel like I have been stretched between 2 continents…and heck, I kinda – sorta was! John and I added 5 days before the cruise and then a full week after the cruise so we were gone a super long time and it was great! I think I will share a bunch of pictures I took for you to enjoy as it was just a beautiful time!

I must have caught a cold on the plane coming home…and was sick for a week….

Then….we had a bunch of old landscaping ripped out and re-planted….there goes another week….

Then….I had to clean and get ready for a mini retreat at my house that was fun…(over the top fun) and that ended yesterday!

WHEW – I have been busy but I am here for you today!

I have so much to catch up with you on….but let’s get to the Product Share Offering! (I also saw many emails with subject lines of….Are you doing a Product Share?”….and by now you know that I love doing the shares and yes….here are the offerings!

I was able to pre-order and I already have the DSP swatch books cut and ready to rumble….and the new DSP Offerings are STELLAR… my simple stampin’ opinion! We have 8 new DSP’s for this catalog and they are just beautiful.

There is only one that I was not crazy about as it has the photo images on it…but I flipped the paper over and I fell in love… as the flip side is all soooooo classic with White and Silver patterns that will not only take you through the holidays….but also all year as there are stripes, polka dots etc….SU really nailed the paper and in a nut shell….I am THRILLED with this new catalog!

This catalog goes live on Wednesday, September 4th (I am tickled that it is on HUMP DAY as I will be able to expedite the order and have the weekend to work on it) It is always my goal to turn your product shares around to you within a week of me receiving “the goods” from Stampin’ Up! I take great pride in my shares and I know that you will love this offering!


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!  = ( You are a Smart Stamper)

For the “SMARTIES” that are ordering the I WANT IT ALL SHARE ….I will add a pack of the NEW Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack!

Yep, that’s right…..Stampin’ Up has the popular dimensionals now in Black and the other GREAT THING IS….it is a COMBO PACK…so you will get (2) sheets of the mini’s and also (2) sheets of the regular size!!!



The I WANT IT ALL is $101.50 plus the shipping of $7.65 = $109.15

( I know…I know – you could have added it all up yourself…..

but remember, you will also receive a full pack of the new Black Dimensionals!!!)



Now to the Product Share offerings!


Share #1 – DSP Swatch Books – $20.00


These are a MUST HAVE Stampin’ Aid to have at your work space! This catalog there are 8 DSP Offerings.These gems are a VERY VALUABLE piece of Real-Estate in your craft space. 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 8 swatch-books for the Annual Catalog:

  • Toile Tidings
  • Wrapped In Plaid
  • Let It Snow
  • Night Before Christmas
  • Brightly Gleaming
  • Feels Like Frost
  • Come To Gather
  • Monster Bash


Share #2 – Paper Shares – Designer Series Papers:  $30.00

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 8 DSP’s that I am offering along with a NEW and simply STUNNING Mercury Glass Acetate (this will be gorgeous layered over a solid piece of cardstock and/or as a decorative layer to a clean and simple layout)

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 also have (3) 6″ X 6″ offerings with this catalog and I will give you a full sheet of those.

The offerings are the same DSP Collections as I have listed above as well as the Mercury Glass Acetate.


Share #3 –  Holiday Bling Share : $12.50

The Holidays are coming (YIKES) and we know that we all like a little bling to make our projects …even I do and I think that I am about as clean and simple as it comes!

I know that because I like little snippets here and there when it come to bling…glimmer and glitz….I always include this share at the holidays and it always is well received.

The Foil Sheets and Glimmer Paper are the Holiday Sparkle that we all love. Speaking of loving….remember, the Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Paper was reformulated several years ago so there is NO SPARKLE RESIDUE coming off the Glimmer….(aka – no glitter falling all over the place)

You will get a 1/2 sheet of Foil (6 ” X 12″ ) in each of the below colors….

  • Black
  • Champagne
  • Copper
  • Gold
  • Silver


You will get a 1/2 sheet of Glimmer Paper (6 ” X 12″ ) in each of the below colors….

  • Gold
  • Rose
  • Silver
  • Sparkle
  • Red



Share #4  – Ribbon Shares – $18.75



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 quarters…. (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 (8 in total) and *** See the last offering….it’s a combo offering.

  • 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon in Garden Green
  • 1″ Ruched Ribbon in Real Red
  • 3/8″ Striped Ribbon in Shaded Spruced and Gold
  • 1/8″ Curly Ribbon in Real Red
  • 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
  • 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon in Very Vanilla with Copper Words
  • 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon in Seaside Spray
  • 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon in  Basic Black
  • ***Come to Gather Combo Pack Ribbon – (I usually do not include these in my share offerings but I just HAD TO as it is just gorgeous) You will get 1 1/2 yards of the 5/8″ Crumb Cake Ribbon with a Satin Edge AND 2 yards of Cajun Craze Linen Thread)



Share #5–  Embellishments – $20.25




WOWZA – now this is another SUPER HARD thing to pick out without going overboard. I think that you will be super happy with the offerings…I am just TICKLED PINK with the embellishments in this catalog…..getting Embellishments in a share is always the best as let’s face it, it gets so hard to use up a whole pack…..

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!

  • Toile Tidings Glitter Dots →  Garden Green and Real Red (you will get a half of pack = 80 in total)
  • Jingle Bells (Tiny and soooo cute!)→ Cherry Cobbler, Gold and Shaded Spruce (you will get 2 bells in each of the colors)
  • Gold Mini Pizza Boxes – ( you will get 2 boxes)
  • Star Designer Elements(you will get 1/4 of pack = 10 in total)
  • Tags & Feather Elements –  (you will get 3 tags, 2 large feathers & 2 small feathers) 
  • Monster Bash Enamel Shapes(you will get a half of pack = 40 in total) 
  • Coffin Treat Boxes(you will get 3 in total) These truly are one of my favorites in the catalog….so well made and all you have to do is fold on the score lines – adhere and presto, you have an adorable box/coffin!
  • Holiday Rhinestone Jewels(you will get a half of pack = 70 in total) → Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce. These are STUNNING and a must have!



Shipping Charges:

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

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


SHARE #1Swatch Books only – $3.00 (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 #3Holiday Bling Papers – $7.65 (That is the USPS Priority Mail fee)

SHARES #4  – Ribbons – $4.00

Share #5 – Embellishments – $4.00

SHARE –  I WANT IT ALL – $7.65 ( I feel confident that I can get everything in a Priority Mail Envelope)


****PLEASE NOTE – if you are getting ANY combination of shares that includes share #2 and/or #3….the shipping is a flat $7.65….as the paper will only fit into a Priority Mail Envelope…..******

***If you are ordering multiple shares….I will combine your shares to help with the cost of shipping….but just know if you are ordering either the share #2 (DSP) or the share #3 (Holiday Bling) – they automatically fall into the flat rate of $7.65 (aka…the Priority Mail Price as that is my only option for shipping paper at the 6″ X 12″ measurement)***

If you have any questions about your shipping price….please email me and I will be happy to help you out. I know it is confusing and trust me….I get confused myself!!!)




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 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 September rolls around! I will start billing via Pay Pal on Sunday September 1st.

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.


WHEW……that was a BUNCH TO PUT TOGETHER but I think that you all know that I love to be as clear as possible with the Product Share offerings! I thank you for hanging in there and please shoot me an email and let me know if you want a Product Share.

I will only be doing 1 Holiday Product Share so please do not wait to order. I will be traveling to Texas later in September to an annual retreat that I go to so if I were you…..I would order your share now!

Hugs to all and I will be back to share with you some pictures and happenings of what I have been up to!






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