The BEST Deal of Sale-a-bration!

SAB2018Do you want to know what the absolute BEST deal of Sale-a-bration is?

No, it’s not the fact the you can choose any item from the Sale-a-bration for FREE when you place a $50 order….although who doesn’t LOVE free stuff?!

The absolute best deal of Sale-a-bration is……a 20% discount on ALL Stampin’ Up! purchases!  20%!  Woo Hoo!  Yep….you too can get a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! purchases!

By becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you can receive a 20% discount on ALL Stampin’ Up! products.  How great is that?

The Demonstrator Starter Kit is only $99.  When you purchase the Starter Kit you get to CHOOSE $125 in merchandise…anything you want from both the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog….but that’s not all!  During Sale-a-bration you can also choose 2 additional stamp sets of ANY value (that could be up to a $101 value!)

What I LOVE about being a demonstrator:

  • NEW FRIENDS!  I love meeting new people whether they are fellow demonstrators or new customers.  These people I’ve met through Stampin’ Up! have become some of my best friends.
  • NEW PRODUCTS!  I love being one of the first to see new products and new catalogs.  It’s kind of like Christmas when a new catalog comes out.
  • TRAVEL!  I love to travel with Stampin’ Up!.  Going to events with my fellow demonstrators or traveling to Thailand with my husband on a Stampin’ Up! trip.  It’s so much fun!  Right now I’m working on earning the Greek Isles Trip since my 60th birthday falls during it!  🙂
  • EXTRA CASH!  It’s great to be able to make a little extra cash doing something I love.
  • FLEXIBILITY!  I can do as many or as few classes/parties as I’d like whenever they work out for me.
  • DISCOUNT!  I certainly can’t leave this one out!  I LOVE my 25% discount.  Yes, I earn a 25% discount because of the level I’m at and you can too.  Everyone starts with a 20% discount.

I love sharing what I love and I love to help you share that with others.  Being a demonstrator doesn’t have to mean holding parties and/or classes.  You can be the kind of demonstrator you want to be.  You can sign up exclusively for the 20% discount.   Most of my team are discount demonstrators and that’s okay.  It’s also okay to have some goals and reach for the stars.

Be whatever kind of demonstrator you’d like to be.  There is a $300 quarterly sales minimum that you need to reach every quarter but if you are making cards or scrapbooks or other paper crafts it shouldn’t be hard.  Everything that you purchase counts towards this amount.  You can always invite a few friends to help you meet that minimum.

If you’ve ever thought about that 20% Sale-a-bration is definitely the time to give being a demonstrator a try.  I’d love to have you on my team!  We try to get together every month or just to chat and make some projects.  We’d love to have you join us.

To sign up as a demonstrator simply go to my website and click on JOIN THE FUN!  You’ll need your Social Security Number, your bank account number (for direct deposits) as well as a credit/debit card number.

Please contact me with any questions you may have.  Become a SASSY STAMPER!  You won’t regret it!  🙂

They’re Here!

Occasions2018It’s Sale-a-bration Time!  Both the Sale-a-bration Brochure and the Occasions Catalog are now available to see online and to shop from!  Woo Hoo!  Click on the links here or on the pictures to the right to check out all of the fabulous products available now.  Make out that shopping list and choose those FREE Sale-a-bration items!

When shopping online please use Hostess Code SAB2018MJA67VPV when your order is less than $150.  (If it’s over $150 you can be your own hostess and earn rewards!)  You may just find a small thank you in your mailbox when you do.  🙂

There are so many great items it’s hard to choose a favorite (or two),  One thing you can’t go wrong choosing in the new Occasions Catalog is the designer paper.  Some of these designs are so gorgeous you can make a fabulous card just from the paper….no stamping needed!

Sweet Soiree Notecards.1217For a quick Christmas gift for a friend I grabbed the absolutely GORGEOUS Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and made 5 cards and put them in a decorated Acetate Card Box.  So simple….great gift!  (FYI…these Acetate Card Boxes are still available #144628 $6.50 for 10 boxes)

This specialty paper has silver foil accents on one side of each sheet.  I cut a piece of designer paper, mounted it on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and added it to the card.  SIMPLE!

The Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper Pack has some great birthday designs.  I can’t wait to make some designer paper cards with it!

Don’t forget to add Designer Series Paper to your wish list/order!  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Don’t forget to reserve your Stamparatus!

11.16.17_GIF_STAMPARATUSThere are less than 2 weeks left to reserve your Stamparatus if you want it in March or April.  This will be your last chance to get one before it is in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalog which comes out on June 1st.
I can hardly wait to get my hands on this fabulous new tool.  Check out the video below to see just how amazing it will be!
When you reserve our Stamparatus you will be asked for a credit card number but your card will not be charged until you actually place the order when the device is in stock.
To reserve your Stamparatus you will go to my website and click on “Shop Now”.  Once in my online store you will sign into your online account or if you haven’t shopped online with me before you will need to create an online account and then sign in.
Once on the shopping page you will see the picture and link to reserving your Stamparatus.  Click on the link and fill out the required information.
When Stampin’ Up! has your Stamparatus in stock they will send you an email letting you know that they have placed your Stamparatus in your shopping cart in my online store.  You will then head back to my online store and sign in to your account.
At this point you can add items to your cart and place your order.  It’s as easy as all that!   Be sure to contact me if you have any questions.
Don’t miss out!  Reserve your Stamparatus today!  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Quick & Easy Hostess Gift

Year of Cheer Hostess GIftSimple.  Quick.  Easy.  These are the words we like to hear this time of year!  You’re heading to yet another holiday party and you forgot to pick up a hostess gift.  What are you going to do?  Well, you’re heading to your craft room of course!

This happened to me last weekend.  Yikes!  What can I make in a hurry so we won’t be too late to the party?  Well, it’s the gorgeous Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper to the rescue along with the Acetate Card Boxes!  Add some shiny Gold Foil Sheets and Thick Whisper White cardstock, some retired ribbon and a tag.  You’re done!

I made 5 cards exactly the same.  I cut a piece of designer paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and layered it on a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Gold Foil Sheet then adhered both to the front of a Thick Whisper White card.  That was it!  The designer paper is so gorgeous I didn’t need anything else for the cards.

I put the cards in my acetate box (love these!) and wrapped a piece of ribbon around it and tied a bow.  My gift was done!  I love it when a plan comes together!  🙂

The Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper is retiring so get it while you can!  Stampin’ Up! does carry ribbons currently that I could have used but since I didn’t take the time to decorate the box I wanted a wider ribbon.

Enjoy this last week of holiday parties and be safe!  Have a great day.  Take care and Happy Stamping!

FREE Shipping Today!

12.11.17_SHAREABLE_FREESHIPPING_ENGDon’t miss out!  Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping today until 11:59 pm (MT)!  Stock up on envelopes, adhesive and cardstock!  Grab a gift for your favorite crafter (or maybe yourself!).  Who doesn’t love FREE Shipping?!!

Shop now in my online store!  Use Hostess Code U7DNVAMS if your order is under $150.  If it’s $150 or more you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards!  Happy Shopping!

Hug in a Mug

Hug In A Mug.1214Have you check the list of items from the Holiday Catalog that are going away for good?  The adorable Hug in a Mug stamp set will be no more as soon as it sells out or on January 2nd, whichever comes first.

This fun stamp set has a total of 32 images in it!  You can make mugs and cups, tea, coffee or hot chocolate.  It is SO darn cute!  Do you want to know the best part?  It only costs $17!  Wow!  You can get a lot of mileage from this stamp set for $17!

This card would be nice for a get well card or just to let someone know you’re thinking about them.  Another nice sentiment from this set is “you warm my heart” which would be nice for a thank you card.  My favorite sentiment from the set is “hot chocolate is like a hug in a mug”.  Again, this sentiment can be used for different occasions.

I would definitely add this fun stamp set to your stash!  Just click here to take you to my store and make your purchase.  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Merry Cafe Easy Christmas Card

Merry Cafe.1117The Merry Cafe stamp set is one of the items you might want to order before January 2nd.  This fun Stamp Set is retiring when Stampin’ Up!’ Holiday Catalog comes to an end.  In fact, if you would like to order it I would do it SOON!  Since this stamp set is retiring and is included in the Year End Sales Event it is only available while supplies last!

You can check out everything included in this stamp set here.  You have stamps for Christmas, Halloween, Fall and even a little “perk up” stamp perfect for a get well card!  Do you want to know one of the best things about this stamp set?  It COORDINATES with the Coffee Cup Framelits found in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!  Woo Hoo!  Coordination!  Get this stamp set while you can!

Be sure to check out the list of items that won’t be carried over from the Holiday Catalog that you won’t be able to get after January 2nd or when they’re sold out, whichever comes first.  Some (but not most) are even discounted!

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

New Stamparatus Reservation Window


Another window has opened to reserve your Stampapartus!  Don’t worry….there are enough reservations for everyone this time around!   Stampin’ Up! will accept all reservations made from December 5 – 30.

To reserve your Stamparatus go to my online store, sign in to your account (or set up an account) and you will then see a link for the Stamparatus on the right-hand side.  Click the link and fill out the form.  You will need a credit card for your reservation although the card will not be charged until you actually purchase the Stamparatus.

When the Stamparatus is in stock you will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! letting you know that the item is now in your shopping cart.  You can now add more items to your order if you’d like and check out.

The Stamparatus will sell for $49 and from the looks of it, it will be worth every penny.  Check out the video below to see what it can do!

Look What’s Coming on Cyber Monday!

Cyber MondayOh my!  FREE shipping!  Woo Hoo!  Start making those shopping lists!  Stampin Up! is offering FREE Shipping on Monday November 27th!  I can hardly wait!

The Online Extravaganza doesn’t end until Sunday, November 26th at 11:59 pm (MT) so you can still get in on those deals.  There are some good ones!  One of my favorites are Year of Cheer Gift Card.1.1117the little bows.  I didn’t think I needed them but then I used them on a gift card holder in my last class and they worked perfectly!  You can find them on page 197 of the Annual Catalog (#144127 $6).

There are a number of Thinlits/Framelits sets on sale during the Extravaganza too.  You can check out all of the Online Extravaganza deals here.  Don’t miss out on these great deals.  Click the Shop Now button on the right side of this page and grab those deals.

Don’t forget to come back on Monday, November 27th and get everything else on your wishlist with FREE shipping!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Online Extravaganza Begins TODAY

10.21.17_SHAREABLE_ONLINE-X_ENGThe Online Extravaganza began at 12 am (MT).  Have you placed your order yet?  🙂

Check out all of the items included in the Extravanganza here.

The 24 hour sale of 20% off on select stamp sets ends tonight at 11:59 pm.  Don’t miss out!  I’m ready to place my order!  I’m purchasing four stamp sets that I’ve had my eye on for awhile.  I’ve been holding off because I didn’t think I really needed them.  Now they’re on sale and I’m going to buy them.

fbb3c3c2cc10d523b0ee8159ccfd5eadA Touch of Texture has grabbed my attention.  Whenever I see a card made with it I think I should get it but then talk myself out of it.  This stamp set was definitely first on my list to buy today.  There is so much you can use it for.  There are pretty floral images as well as multiple background images.  What I like about the floral images is that I can color them with my new Stampin’ Blends or markers or I can watercolor them.  So many options!

Do you have a stamp set that you’ve been waiting to purchase?  If it’s part of today’s sale now is the time to get it!

Have a great day and Happy Shopping!

Online Extravaganza 2017

10.21.17_SHAREABLE_ONLINE-X_ENGIt’s coming!  Stampin’ Up!’s Annual big sale will soon be here!  Mark your calendars now for November 20-26!

It all starts with a 24 hour stamp sale.  On November 20th only there are about 16 stamp sets that will be 20% off!  How great is that?  Check out the list of items available during the Extravaganza here.

Guess what?  It doesn’t end there!  On November 27th there will be a Flash Sale of more items!  I will keep you posted on this Flash Sale as I get more information.

The important thing is to mark you calendars to do some online shopping next week!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

The Tool You Won’t Be Able to Live Without!

I was going to tell you all about the fun I had at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event this past weekend but instead I need to share with you this fabulous new tool!  Check this out:


I’m telling you….this tool is AMAZING!  Even if you have another brand of stamp placement tool you are going to want this one!  I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here are the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

The only drawback to this fabulous new tool is that it won’t be available until after the new year.  However….Stampin’ Up! is trying something new with the release of this amazing product.  They are taking “reservations”.  They will have three different “windows” for these reservation with three different delivery times.

November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

They are trying to cut back on the backorders.  You can find information on this new launch format here.  You will have to make your reservation through my online storeThis is what the page should look like.   The first reservation window will open at  2 pm (Mountain Time) on Thursday November 16th.  I’ve already got this on my calendar, do you?  🙂

I know you’re going to love the Stamparatus!  If you aren’t able to “get a reservation” this amazing new tool will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 1, 2018.

Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have about the Stamparatus or this new reservation system.  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Pick a Pumpkin: I am Blessed

Pick a Pumpkin.1017It’s November and Thanksgiving is coming up fast.  It’s a time to reflect on all of the things we are thankful for in our lives.

I love the saying on this card:  Thankful, Grateful, Blessed.  This is how I feel about my life.  I am truly blessed.  This saying is from an older (ok…maybe just from last year…) stamp set called Paisleys and Posies.  I’m not really a paisley person but I knew I had to have the stamp set just because of this saying (and because there was coordinating designer paper…ha!).

The stamped images and the die cut images are all from the new (yes, the current Holiday Catalog) Pick a Pumpkin Bundle. The stamp set is nice because the pumpkins can be used on a fall card like this or for Halloween with the little jack-o-latern faces.  My favorite die cut image is the pumpkin outline shown on this card with the little leaves and vines.  This is the perfect fall bundle.

So today I am especially feeling Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.  Tomorrow I get to head to Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Convention.  Woo Hoo!  I get to hang out for the weekend with my stamping friends from here in Colorado but I’m also going to get to see my new friends from Thailand again.  I’m actually rooming with one of them.  Fun times.  Be sure to follow me on Facebook!

It’s time to finish packing and cleaning up the house before I leave town!  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happiest of Days.0917Happy Birthday to my Mom!  She turns a young 81 years old today!  I’ so proud of myself because I actually remembered to send a card!  Ha!

I love this card because it’s so unique.  The front is unique because the card base is only half on the front section and your focal point covers up what’s inside but you still can tell that there’s something coming behind it.

Happiest of Days.1.0917Then the whole card opens again!  It was really fun to make.  It’s a little above and beyond what I usually make for swap cards but since it was for the Incentive Trip to Thailand and all the really successful demonstrators were going to be there I wanted to make something that really said WOW!

I used the Happiest of Days stamp set which is one I fell in love with when the catalog first came out.  I also used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for some of the sentiments.  It was a pretty fun card to make.


Happiest of Days.0917.bI was working on these swap cards earlier this summer during one of my classes and everyone loved it which is why I had to come up with my specialty card class.  The card isn’t too difficult to make but takes a bit to line everything up, stamp everything and color the different things.  It would have been a little too time consuming for a regular class.

If you’d like to find out exactly how I made this card you can find written instructions with photos and dimensions here.  I hope you have fun with it!  Let me know if you like this card….leave a comment!  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Stampin’ Blends are Here!

10.17.17_STAMPINBLENDS_SHAREABLE1_DEMO_NAStampin’ Up!’s new alcohol markers are here and you’re going to LOVE them!  They are so fun and easy to work with!

Here’s a little commercial giving you an idea about what they are:

They really are nice to work with.  The more you layer the color on, the more intense the color gets.  Here’s a link to a flyer that shows what colors are available now.  The come packaged individually which is really nice.  You can get the color/colors you want.  Did you notice in the flyer that Stampin’ Up! has come out with a card kit and stamp set just for the Stampin’ Blends?  I actually made some of mine cards last night while waiting for my little Trick-or-Treaters.

Let me know in the comments or in an email if you have any questions about Stampin’ Blends.  I think you’re going to like them as much as I do!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Fun Halloween Card

Well, hello again!  Yes, things have been crazy around here but I’m hoping that I’m gaining ground.  You know how it goes.  Just when you think you can start playing catch-up something else comes up that has to get done right there and then.  Oh, well…that’s life.  Right?  🙂

Tena.Camp.1017Last week my group of Sassy Stampers & Friends held a stamp camp and it was a success.  We had 29 attendees and I’m pretty sure they all had a wonderful time.  They loved the cards we designed for them.  Today I’m sharing Tena’s card as it’s an adorable Halloween card.

Who doesn’t love a shaker card?!  Tena used the fun Creep It Real stamp set which you can find in the very back of the Holiday Catalog.  It has some fun images in it including a big open vampire mouth with the words “Brush Your Fangs” on the inside of the mouth.  Too cute!

The “Have a Haunted Halloween” is actually from another Halloween set in the Holiday Catalog called “Graveyard Gate”.  This set has coordinating framelits that make a fun wrought iron gate.

Halloween kind of snuck up on me somehow.  I haven’t even got my decorations out of the attic yet and I’m not sure I will.  Terrible, terrible.  I have some really cute things.  I think I’m going to get my Thanksgiving things out on November 1st so I don’t forget.  I guess it will help that I host Thanksgiving dinner so I’ll need to decorate for that.  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Halloween Treat Tube

Cat Punch.1Halloween is coming up fast!  Are you ready?  This year I’m not going to buy my candy until the 30th or 31st.  I have absolutely no will power.  I did buy a few Halloween candies though so I could fill these adorable treat tubes!  Don’t you love them?

These treat tube holders are SO easy to make!  Just start with a piece of 3″ x 6″ cardstock.  Score the long side at 2 5/8″, Cat Punch.23″ and 3 5/8″.  Crease well along all scored lines.  Fold cardstock in half along the 3″ score mark.  Now, about an inch in from each edge snip from the fold up to the other score marks.  You should now have three sections.  Tuck the center section in and slip in your filled treat tube!  Decorate however you’d like.

I used the Spooky Cat stamp set to decorate my treat holder along with the COORDINATING Cat Punch.  The two pieces of cardstock that go on the inside and the front measure 2 1/8″ x 2 3/4″.  The piece of designer paper (from the Spooky Night package) measures 2″ x 2 5/8″.   What a simple and fun item to give away to your friends or your favorite trick-or-treaters!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Painted Harvest Sunflowers

Painted Harvest.0917Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Harvest stamp set is perfect for fall or actually, any time at all.  I love the sunflower!  I’m pretty sure this stamp set is one of the most popular in the Holiday Catalog.

This was an easy card that we made at my last Card Buffet.  You just need to stamp the sunflower multiple times on the small piece of cardstock and layer it on Early Espresso cardstock before layering it on your card.  I stamped the leaves separately, punched them out with the new Leaf Punch and then adhered them to the card front after tucking them under the sunflower piece.  You could also just stamp the leaves on the card front before adhering the sunflower piece.

The leaves and the flowers all are made with two step stamping which means you use two stamps to complete the image.  This gives the image dimension and depth.

Guess what?  There is a package of Designer Paper that COORDINATES with this stamp set called Painted Harvest.  It’s gorgeous and even better it’s included in this month’s Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Paper sale!  I hope that little tidbit made your day.  🙂

Don’t miss out on these fabulous fall items.  Order yours today!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

One More Day

WCMD_Shareable-Social_NAThere’s only one more day to take advantage of Stampin’ Up!’s World Card Making Sale!  Have you made your purchases yet?  You can 15% off Notecards & Envelopes as well as 12 different stamp sets.  Check them out here.

Did you know that these stamp sets COORDINATE with the designer papers that are included in the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale going on for the entire month of October?  You know how much I like coordination!  🙂

Be sure to check out the sale and get that order placed before the end of the day on Tuesday October 10th.  You can order right from my online store.  Please use Hostess Code RGZ94REW if you do.  You can also contact me directly to place your order.

PaperPumpkin.coordinateTuesday October 10th is also the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to get your October kit.  You are going to want to get both the October and November kits because they will coordinate together!  These kits will contain cards as well as gift-giving projects.  Simply go to the Paper Pumpkin website and start (or re-start) your subscription.  The recent kits have been amazing and I know you’ll love them.  Give them a try!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Another Trip Finished

20170928_184609 (2)We just returned from another trip to the family cabin in Canada.  Son #1 and his wife hadn’t been there yet this year and this past week was the only time we could fit it in before the weather got too cold.  It was a great week as the leaf colors really came out while we were there.  We had a couple nice days and caught enough fish for a good meal but most of the days were cool and rainy.  More time for games, puzzles and books though.  🙂


IMG959312001 (2)I did catch a really nice walleye while we were fishing.  This one was too big to keep but it sure was fun to catch!  In Canada, you can only keep walleye that are “in the slot”.  You don’t want to keep fish that are too small and the big ones like I caught here are usually female so you want to leave them to lay their eggs so you can catch even more fish!  🙂



20170929_185936 (2)My husband did have a little mishap with a ladder while we were at the cabin so we had to make an emergency run back across the border for some stitches.  Luckily it wasn’t anything too serious.  This sunset picture is from our trip back across the lake when we returned.


20171002_191826 (2)We love it up there.  The only downside is that it’s a bit far from Colorado.  The cabin is just north of International Falls, MN.  It’s a long 2 day drive to go directly from the cabin to Denver.  A lot of the time we stop in Minneapolis/St. Paul to visit family which breaks up the trip nicely.



On the way back to Colorado this trip we stopped at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  My daughter-in-law had never been 20171005_101923 (2)there.  It’s definitely something everyone should see sometime in their life if possible.  We toured the little museum there and found out some interesting facts about the construction of the monument.



Well, now I’m home for about a month before I head out to Salt IMG959535 (2)Lake City for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event.  I’m really looking forward to that as I’ll get to hang out with my friends and meet up with my new friends that I met in Thailand.  Until then it’s back to work and sharing my love of stamping with you.  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!