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Friday, March 31, 2017

Cupcakes, Cupcakes & More Cupcakes

Hello Stamping Friends,

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to make cupcakes. It's now to the point I get asked to make them for people too. This week the theme over at Sisters in Stamping is all about cupcakes and then more cupcakes. I mean, really, who doesn't love a good cupcake?

This cupcake is from a set you may not think of as having any cupcakes at first glance. It's the Lift Me Up stamp set. It's the little basket for the hot air balloon and what is a cloud stamp. Pretty cool, huh?  Love when you can use something for an entirely new use.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more cupcake ideas.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Come and Get It

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's time to warm up, grab a cup of cocoa and enjoy this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop. It's been a crazy, crazy weather day here in Pennsylvania. Mother Nature has graciously given us a gift of a blizzard, about 30" of snow and it's still coming. I'm so thankful for a kind neighbor that helped us clear our driveway today. Although, I'm pretty sure when we get up tomorrow, there will be huge drifts out there that need to be cleared because the wind is picking up. So if you are here on the east coast and getting the gift of snow, stay safe. If you want to see some pictures from today, scroll to the end.

Now let's talk about the real reason you are here; a great blog hop that is sure to inspire you. This month the theme is a food challenge. Tacos, cupcakes, ice cream, hot dogs, etc are all up for grabs for our cards. We also needed to include one ribbon, twine, thread or washi tape.

I went for the cold treat of ice cream, not that I want any of that today. (haha) Honestly though, I love my ice cream. Doesn't matter if it's cold or not, I will always enjoy a good bowl of ice cream. Toppings are just a bonus.

My card uses the Cool Treat bundle that is in the Occasions Catalog. Such a fun suite of products. This card uses the designer series paper, washi tape, stamp set and coordinating framelits from the product line. Makes life so easy when there are so many great products that you can pull from that coordinate beautifully together. I love when it all falls together with minimal thought and effort on my end. The colors were all selected from the designer series paper and the rest just came together. Thank you Stampin' Up!

For this set of framelits, they actually cut a bit smaller than the image whereas the most of the other framelits leave a white border. I wasn't sure how I felt about this at first but after using it, I think it's perfect the way it is. 

This was at 11:30 am, 21 inches and counting

See that man at the end of my driveway? He's our angel. We went out to start shoveling and he came over with his snow blower. With all of working together we got the driveway cleared. At that point, the road wasn't even plowed. He used his snowblower to cross the street from his house.

That's a lot of snow. Not sure how we would have ever got it done with shovels. Times like this I decide my driveway is too long. 

And here's my grandson and my 13 year old son on top of the world. 'Er, I mean, on top of the snow mound that I can no longer lift snow over to dump it after shoveling the driveway. 

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Best Decision I've Made

Do you want to know the best DEAL available? 

It's being able to choose $125 worth of whatever product you want...But pay only $99 plus tax, NO SHIPPING

Plus, only until March 31st you also get 2 free stamp sets of your choice of ANY Value! 

Without a doubt this is the BEST DEAL!! 
It's a great way to get whatever is on your wish list at an amazing price!!! 


Once you buy the kit you will receive 20% discount on all your future purchases plus many other perks while being part of the Stampin' Up! family as well as my team.

There is no obligation at all.  There is not one risk! Don't miss the starter kit while it's a great sale! 

Contact me if you have any questions.  I want to help!  You can also get the kit directly from my website HERE

Remember, you can choose WHATEVER you want from the 2016-2017 Catalog, the Occasion Catalog and even from the clearance rack! 

Here is just a sample of what you could order with your starter kit. Just remember that you can switch it up and get whatever your heart desires!

Don't wait, order today! You won't be sorry. I did it 16 years ago and it's one of the best decision I've made.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March Stamping Classes & Happenings

March 2017  Classes

Host your own  private class and you can even earn great products for FREE. I have a some dates in April and May for you to host your own class.

Remember it is Sale-a-bration. You will get even more FREE GOODIES when you host in March. I have a few dates left this month.

As always, if you can’t make a class in person, you can always have the TO GO option. To Go option is $5.00 (plus shipping, if needed) extra. Just let me know.

Saturday, March 18, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Stamp of the Month Class – $30.00 per person and it includes the stamp set for you to keep
Already have the set and want to attend the class, contact me. Or if you would like the bundle for this month’s set the cost would be $60 per person
This is a monthly class that features one stamp set that you will receive as part of the class fee. We will stamp 3 different cards and one 3-D project using the stamp of the month during the class.  All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive and some clear blocks, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
Stamp set this month: Basket Bunch (page 18 of the Occasions catalog)
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
All about the Guys Class – $30.00 per person
This class features some awesome cards for the guys in our life. I know it’s a lot easier for most of us to make floral cards but the guys deserve some attention too. This class fee will include the Urban Underground designer series paper and the coordinating embellishments. We will be making 5 special guy cards. All you need to bring is snail adhesive. Everything else is included. 
RSVP Deadline: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Stamp a Stash – $20.00 or FREE with a minimum purchase
 Stamp a Stash is a great way to stock up on cards that you will need throughout the year. You make 12 cards in total (3 different cards, 4 of each) and envelopes are included. All you need to bring with you is your own snail adhesive, all other supplies are included in the cost of the class.
RSVP Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2017


Saturday, April 1, 2017 Spring Retreat 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM  in Daleville. This is quickly becoming a very popular event that I’m certain you will not want to miss. It’s an all day stamping/crafting retreat that you can work on your cards, homemade gifts, scrapbooks or any other crafty project. The day is jam packed with make n takes, door prizes, goody bags for everyone, samples, lunch, desserts, friendship and so much more. Reserve your spot today. Cost per person is $40
Reservation Deadline, Monday, March 27, 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Designer Tee Stamp Set Video

Hello Stamping Friends,

It's Saturday and I'm sharing another video with you from the Sale-a-bration catalog that focuses on the cute Designer Tee stamp set that coordinates with the Custom Tee stamp set in the Occasions Catalog. I love how the Occasions sets work so well with so many of the Sale-a-bration sets.

These two sets make such fun and adorable cards. You can use them for so many occasions.

Enjoy the video. I know you're going to love the cute cards made with the Designer Tee Stamp Set.

Friday, March 3, 2017

What is in a Background Stamp?

Hello Stamping Friends,

How are you today? It's Friday, so that must be some good news, right? Today at Sisters in Stamping we are sharing with you some great projects that focus on the backgrounds stamps. Background stamps can be either a great addition to a card or the primary focal point of the card. Sometimes you look at your cards and say, "Oh, something is missing. It's needs a little something." Well, most of the time a background stamp is able to do the trick of completing the project. A little look of texture that the backgrounds supply is often the perfect finishing touch.

This background stamp is perfect for making some quick and easy thank  you notes. We can never have enough thank you's on hand. Honestly, I think we (as a society on a whole) need to get back to the basics of showing people we appreciate their thoughtfulness and generosity with a hand-written note. We need to send more happy mail.

A couple of punches with a little shading on the edges of the petals and you have a great little focal point for your thank you card. The flower is put together using dimensionals between each layer. Plus I "curled" the edges of the petal using a bone folder to give them a little more dimension, which adds the perfect touch to make them look a little more realistic.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for more ideas using background stamps. Thanks for stopping by.

Oh, also, this is the final month of Sale-a-bration so book your party, place your qualifying order or join the Stampin' Up! family today. I've had two people decide that they can't pass up a great deal and join the family for only $99 and they got to choose about $200 in product. Let me know if you think this is a great deal that you can't pass up

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