Holiday creativity begins!

The Stampin’ Up! office must have known that tomorrow is my birthday … isn’t that why they decided to make the Holiday catalog LIVE on Sept. 1st? It’s okay, I will imagine that’s the reason.

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Speaking of birthdays, if you ever are wondering what to gift a crafty person such as myself, then there’s no better gift than crafting supplies! While it may seem that I have most of the supplies I would need, trust me, there’s always room for more. Wink, wink!

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Another promotion that will be beginning, starting tomorrow is the Special Offers items.

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Stampin’ Up! removed the “weekly deals” section from their website and will be replacing it with the Special Offers, which offers a little more for you as customers to choose from on a monthly basis. So, be sure the check that out!


Here’s a sneak peek at some of the items you would be able to create from the new Holiday Catalog. For a look at the catalog online CLICK HERE!






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Don’t forget to redeem those coupon codes you generated in orders in July. Today is the LAST DAY to cash them in … hurry! Today is also the last day for the Thoughtful Branches bundle (although you will be able to add it to your order Sept. 1st) it is strictly “while supplies last” item.




Beach days and summer haze …

Summer is coming to a close. I’m beginning to realize this as we just spent last week at the beach (Ocean City, Md.) and the schools have begun in our county upon our returning. The large yellow school bus my father drives is sitting, once again in the driveway across the road.


My sister-in-law took this photo of my two special men while I was floating about in the ocean (see me in the white hat?). This was little man’s first time experiencing the beach and he had a blast. I think his favorite thing to do was to “dig” with his tractors.

I do believe he really enjoyed having more ice cream this past week than he has ever eaten!


So, since we were at the beach relaxing … I don’t have any cards to show you today! However, just a reminder that if you have Bonus Codes from a previous order to DON’T FORGET to use them up in August! They expire at the end of the month!!

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And again, thank you if you have placed an order this year. I am still working on my goal to redeem my flex points to attend OnStage in Madison, Wisconsin. If you can help me out by placing an order this month please do!! Here’s how you can help, even if you aren’t into the crafty scene. 🙂

Hopefully, by now if you are a current customer of mine, you will have received your new HOLIDAY catalog in the mail! Yippie!

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Thanks and happy stampin’!

I have a little favor to ask you!


Stampin’ Up! OnStage registration is approaching quickly and my goal is to generate enough “flex points” for me to attend for FREE!  I need 12,000 total flex points to reach my goal. I only have 1171 points left to go!

$1 order = 1 flex point

For every dollar spent in orders, I earn one flex point. So keep the orders coming and thank you to those of you who have placed an order this year! The flex promotion finishes at the end of September so I have until then to reach my goal.

The OnStage event is in Madison, Wis., this November so I will have double the fun as I will also get to visit some Midwest friends, too!

Unsure how you can help me out? Placing an online order is the easiest way to contribute. Don’t stamp or scrap? Consider purchasing some of these everyday items for your office, school, classroom or home.

Snail adhesive : CLICK HERE FOR LINK

Mini glue dots: CLICK HERE FOR LINK

Multipurpose liquid glue: CLICK HERE FOR LINK


Paper trimmer: CLICK HERE FOR LINK


Interested in joining me for this adventure? New recruits get to attend OnStage for FREE after signing up to be on my team. Only thing it will cost you is a plane ticket and hotel. Come visit the “cheese state” of Wisconsin with me while enjoying crafting and getting that first glance at all of the new Stampin’ Up! products yet to come! 

Thanks for your help! 🙂

Water the hydrangeas!

My little sister loves that line (it’s from a movie starring Robert Downey, Jr.). The summer has certainly proven to be a hot one (as is the norm for Maryland) and the flowers need an extra drink of water during the day.

I’ve done fairly well with my flowers this year, not that they compare to my mom’s (she’s got a natural green thumb inherited from my grandmother). I am finally learning some of the tricks to growing big beautiful flowers and the hydrangeas are one of my favorites.

Did you know that you can change the color of hydrangeas from pink to blue by changing the acidity of the soil?

Anyway, this flower will not need watering and to some that is the best kind!



I used the Thoughtful Branches bundle for this card. It has so many possibilities for so many different cards because it is so versatile! This bundle is a LIMITED EDITION item for the month of August so if you like it as much as I do, snatch it up before it’s gone for good.



I see flowers, trees and so many holiday cards in my future with this handy bundle.

Don’t forget to water your flowers today! 😉

Hey babe!

So with three of my friends delivering babies this month I’ve had the chance to get crafty with my “welcome to the world” cards.

It’s something that makes most people giddy and I had a chance to watch a whole family celebrate the new addition to their own.

A month ago, my friend and I created some Dr. Seuss themed banners that I’ve been dying to share with you!


The theme was cute and a good challenge for me.

Anyone seen the Lorax movie?

I wish each new mom and dad well in the coming days and nights. Can’t wait to meet each little blessing!

BOGO deal for NEW Paper Pumpkin subscribers!!

I love a great BOGO deal! Right now new subscribers can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE! Use promo code BOGO at and select me as your demonstrator. Offer ends October 10. #PaperPumpkinBOGO


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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

Offer Details: Use promo code “BOGO” at, pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get the second month for FREE! If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:

  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit)
  • Bonus Days codes can not be applied to this offer

As the holidays are approaching, the next two kits are likely to be holiday themed!

Ask me for more information or click this link HERE to be directed to the Paper Pumpkin website. Don’t forget to choose ME as your demonstrator, too!