Important Deadlines – don’t miss out!

I want to be sure you’re aware of the following deadlines – there are lots of them, and I don’t want you to miss out!


Saturday, March 28th – last day to order March Card Shoppe card kits, either to pay or free with an order

Monday, March 30th – last day to order Weekly Deals

Tuesday, March 31st – last day to place orders to receive FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts

Tuesday, March 31st – last day to receive $5 off and free Sale-A-Bration gift with 3-month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription



Card Shoppe is a monthly kit where you SHOP for your favorite Stampin’ Up! products, use an ordering code, and get the featured kits for FREE! You also have the option to purchase just the kits if you don’t want to place an order.


Here’s Collection 1 samples:

And here’s Collection 2 samples:

Place an online order HERE using hostess/workshop code 9FE3JXBA to receive your card kits completely FREE!


Find more information on the Card Shoppe card kit program HERE. 

There are a few short days left of this fantastic sale, so get in on it now!  With each and every $50 you spend, you can choose from the items below and get them FREE!

Here are a couple of cards featuring the In Color Accessory Pack, one of the fabulous Sale-A-Bration gifts added in March.  Item No. 138637

 Be sure to place your Stampin’ Up! order before March 31st to receive your favorite free Sale-A-Bration picks!



For the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is lowering the price of our 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!

You’ll save $5 on your subscription, AND you’ll qualify to choose FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!

Use Item No. 137859 on your online order to purchase this subscription, or email me that you’d like to take advantage of this great sale!  There are only a few short days left!



Each year, Stampin’ Up! retires one of its two In Color Collections.  This year I’m SO sad to see these beautiful colors go, but I’m also excited to see what’s going to take their place.
When the retiring lists come out on April 21st, all 2013-15 In Color products will be on that list.  Everything will be available only while supplies last – and past years, card stock and ink refills have been gone in a matter of hours.
To beat the rush and ensure that you get the products you want, I would strongly suggest ordering your retiring In Color products now.  You’ll be sure to get them AND you’ll receive Sale-A-Bration credit for them, too.
Make sure that you have ink refills for your stamp pads and plenty of cardstock for your future projects!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

Need more information? I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Just email me at

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

2015 Sale-A-Bration Simply Wonderful

Simply Wonderful SAB

Today is the FINAL day to receive the February Card Shoppe cards!  Be sure to make your purchases using hostess code 2M9PZMM3 by the end of the day to receive free card kits this month.  What’s my free card kit program?  Read more about it HERE.

Can you count FOUR different 2015 Sale-A-Bration free products on this card?  This has to be the best selection of free gifts from Stampin’ Up! ever!  So here are the four:

  1. Simply Wonderful Stamp Set – it coordinates with the XL Oval Punch!  Use any of the great sentiments in this stamp set and make a stack of cards.
  2. Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper – both prints!
  3. Best Year Ever Accessory PackCrushed Curry Ribbon is used, and there’s also Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana ribbon, and buttons in all three colors!
  4. Calypso Coral Assortment Blendabilities – I used the darkest one to color the Pearls.

And, of course, I’ve been in a “lining the envelope” mood lately!  With free designer paper, why not, right?  Grab your Envelope Liner Framelits priced at $26.95, and you’re over half way to a free Sale-A-Bration gift!  And if you don’t own the Big Shot yet, now’s the time – you’ll earn 2 Sale-A-Bration free gifts when you purchase your Big Shot in March!

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

Product List

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Tuesday Tidbits

 weekly deals
February Card Shoppe 2015

Hostess/Ordering Code for February:  2M9PZMM3

You have until Friday, February 27th, to receive FREE February Card Shoppe packets!  To place a qualifying order to receive your card kits FREE, click HERE to go to my online store and add Workshop Code 2M9PZMM3 into your Shopping Cart.  Details about my free card kit program can be found HERE.


With each $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products from now until March 31st, you’ll get to choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  This week’s featured product is the You Brighten My Day stamp set.  Take a look at these fantastic projects using this free stamp set!  Order No. 139103 for wood mount stamp set; Order No. 139106 for clear mount stamp set.
You Brighten My Day 1
You Brighten My Day 2

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Bokeh technique with Best Day Ever


I tried my hand at the bokeh technique (pronounced BOH-kay ) which is actually a photography technique but works beautifully with stamping, too.  Creating a beautiful background, I wanted to keep the overall card really simple, so adding a sentiment is about all that’s necessary.  Here I used Best Day Ever, a 2015 Sale-A-Bration stamp set that you can get free with a qualifying purchase.  Here’s how you’ll create this pretty background:

  • Cut a template out of scrap cardstock using Circle Framelits and the Big Shot.  You could also use various circle punches – just pick a few different sizes.  Here’s what my template looked like for this card:

circle template for bokeh

  • Using Watercolor Paper, various stamp pads and an Aqua Painter, color randomly, blending lightest color to darkest and overlapping in some places.  I used Pool Party, Lost Lagoon, Perfect Plum and Blackberry Bliss.
  • Dry thoroughly before the next step.  If you want to move on, use the Heat Tool on dry setting No. 1 to hurry it along.
  • Use your circle template and apply Whisper White Craft Ink with a Sponge Dauber over the watercolored paper.  Pick different sizes and overlap them.


  • To complete my card, I stamped “Best Day Ever” onto Vellum Cardstock using Stazon Black Ink.  In order to attach the Vellum Cardstock to my card and not have adhesive show through, I used Mini Silver Brads.
  • I added a simple Pool Party cardstock flower punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack flower.  The center is a Rhinestone colored in with a Melon Mambo Blendabilities.  Yes, they’re not just for coloring in your images – you can color pearls, rhinestones and buttons with them, too.


Don’t Forget!

You’ll always have an opportunity to earn FREE card kits with your purchases through me.   Please use TP4XVQVR when checking out to receive February Card Shoppe card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great online class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store.

Product List

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Two New Stampin’ Up! Catalogs to Shop From!

There are two new catalogs that go live today – the new Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration Catalog AND the new 2015 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!  Be sure to check out both in this post.

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather