Joy of Sharing Card Kit


Good morning!!


My Live! yesterday featured the Joy of Sharing Card Kit from page 4 of the Mini Catalog.


I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s all-inclusive kits!!



This one makes some simply elegant cards.


AND--if you'd like--it's the perfect combination of crafting, Christmas cards, and family pictures.



Here are some pics of the kit--and my closeups:


FIRST--here's the sample pic that shows YOUR OPTIONS--simple Christmas cards or family photo cards:


Joy of Sharing Card Kit,


Here's everything that comes in the kit:

Joy of Sharing Card Kit,



Here's the stamp set up close:

Joy of Sharing Card Kit,



And here are my closeups:

Joy of Sharing Card Kit,


Joy of Sharing Card Kit,




Click this pic to order the kit:




If you love the kit idea but aren't ready to work on Christmas cards yet, here are some other all-inclusive kits we have in the Annual Catalog:





AND........If you want the BEST KIT DEAL AROUND, you can order the Starter Kit and JOIN MY TEAM!!


CHOOSE: $125 of product

PAY: $99 + tax only!!


  • your $125 of product
  • #152607 Queen Anne's Lace stamp set
  • #152667 So Much Love stamp set
  • #144220 Basic Jewels Rhinestones
  • (8) Granny Apple Green make-n-take kits (for classes or thank yous or whatever you choose!)
  • (8) Coastal Cabana make-n-take kits
  • [free shipping!!!]


Here's the extra products included in the Starter Kit through September 30:


YOU decide what you want to do with your kit once you receive it!


You can join here or give me a call!!

I would love to have you on my Dazzling Demos Team!!



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I DID forget--6 week test


I KNEW there was SOMETHING I was forgetting!


Stampin' Up! announced recently that they're conducting a 6 week test period with a new shipper.


New Order & Shipping Test


The 6 week period started YESTERDAY with Narvar.


I'll give you a little bit of info direct from SU!, and then tell you how you can help!


Narvar is the name of the company we are working with, and their solutions are used by many top brands, including retail and direct sales companies—for example: Nike, Levi’s, Home Depot, Avon, Nu Skin....


The primary difference you [who order online] will immediately see with this test relates to the tracking information provided when an order is placed. Instead of receiving a shipping confirmation email that provides a link to the package carrier’s website and a tracking number that you must copy and paste into their tracking feature, a link in the shipping confirmation email will take you to a Stampin’ Up! branded Narvar page that automatically shows the shipping status of your package and provides some additional features.

  • This interface pulls status updates from the carrier and provides an estimated delivery date and the current shipping phase of your order. You will notice that you no longer have to wait 24–48 hours to see the estimated delivery date—this is a Narvar-specific advantage.
  • You can elect to receive push notifications regarding your order via SMS text messaging.
  • You can rate your shipping experience so we know how we’re doing (this will help us especially during this test period).
  • You will also see advertisement graphics that present products, promotions, or other online store features. 


Our Ask From You

We’re excited for this test and what we’ll learn from it. We want to emphasize two points:

  1. We ask that you utilize the feedback feature within the new shipping status page [this applies to customers placing their own online orders]—this will give us the most accurate view of how you feel about the Narvar solution.
  2. This is a test, and previous order/shipping tracking methods will likely be reinstated after six weeks




Thanks so much [potentially for your patience?] and for any input you can give--specifically using the feedback feature--during this test period.


Have a fabulous day!!

I'll be back later with my Live! video. :)



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Happy Tuesday!! Happy September!!!


There are SO MANY THINGS going on right now!!!!!


Quick mentions...TODAY:


  1. There is a fabulous promotion to JOIN as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
  2. You can order the new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine!!!  NOTE: This item and product SUITES cannot be chosen as your half-off item when you have a $450 workshop.
  3. The Clearance Rack was updated!!
  4. September Host Code:GZDYW4FA Place a $50 order using this host code, and I'll give you a package of the adorable All the Trimmings Embellishments. Here's a link to shop with the code:



This picture includes all the items you get IN ADDITION to your regular Starter Kit! Here's the flyer: Get & Go Flyer

Get & Go Shareable


You could even choose the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine AS PART OF YOUR KIT!!!


Here's a quick rundown of the kit cost compared to your cost as a customer!

Get & Go table

The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is BEST DEAL IN THE CATALOG!!!


Contact me if you have more questions!

Or you can sign up here:



There is probably SOMETHING I forgot to share today.

If so, I'll be back later!



Have an amazing day!!!




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Peaches & Whales!


Happy (I guess Tuesday) afternoon!!


Tuesday edit: I posted this YESTERDAY!!!

And somehow it's now showing up on my blog--and it didn't send to my subscribers.


I spent my (MONDAY) morning picking peaches!!!




I even got up early--relatively speaking, for me--so I could get there when they opened.


It was a good thing, too, because when I was paying for mine, I heard them tell others walking up that they weren't picking peaches anymore today!


Yay for me!!! (AND Todd. He LOVES peaches.)


I see a Peach Betty in our future soon! :P



Ok, now on to the Whales portion of my day!!


TODAY is the last day to sign up for my Whale Done Card Class!

(YES, I'll still accept your registration TODAY/Tuesday.)


Details are here:

This product based class features the amazing Whale Done bundle on page 96 of the current catalog! We're making 8 cards--2 each of 4 designs.

You'll receive the Whale of a Time DSP stack, Gingham Ribbon and Enamel Dots (with lots of extras left after the class.)

Optional: You can also add the bundle itself to the class for just the bundle price of $31.50--no shipping or tax.

RSVP by Monday, 8/17, with Paypal payment to

Class only: $36
Class + bundle: $67.50

I have room in both my classes, but the max spots available is 6.

Morning class, Tuesday, 8/25, 10am ET

Evening class, Tuesday, 8/25, 7pm ET


Here are some cards I've made with the bundle already....


They may or may NOT be part of what we're making.


I'm HOPING the backordered Glimmer Paper will ship soon, so we can make one of these EXACT cards, too!


(Tuesday edit: it DID ship yesterday!)

Whale Done bundle,


Whale Done bundle,


Whale Done bundle,


Whale Done bundle, created by Dolores Villa,



Have a magnificent day!!!



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Get Ready for Mystery Stamping #3!!


Hey I’m back to get you ready for Mystery Stamping #3!!


We’ll be Mystery Stamping on my Facebook Live! this Wednesday, 8/12, 10:30am.


Here’s your first clue to get ready:


Mystery Stamping.Clue 1.3



And here’s my plan:


If you’re stamping with me LIVE, you need to prep ahead of time!


I’ll show this clue (pic above) briefly at the beginning, but only with the intention that those who are watching the replay—and didn’t know to prep—can pause it.



If you have questions about this clue, let me know NOW! :)


Wednesday will NOT be a good day to ask, cuz then you won't be ready to stamp!



Have a great night!!

Can't wait to stamp with you Wednesday!




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Classes and Closeups


Good morning!!


First, I have a quick summary of classes for August.

Click on the times to RSVP or for more details.


Although I still didn't change the event wording, all classes will be limited to a max of 6 people:


Tuesday, 8/11    Mini "Animals" Stamp-a-Stack - using the Goats, Zebras, and Zoo Globe; 6 cards

RSVP for 10am

RSVP for 7pm

Tuesday, 8/18    Mini "Flowers" Stamp-a-Stack - using Jar of Flowers, Celebrate Sunflowers and Field of Flowers; 6 cards

RSVP for 10am

RSVP for 7pm

Tuesday, 8/25    Whale Done Card Class - includes product to take home + 8 cards

RSVP for 10am

RSVP for 7pm

Thursday, 8/27    All Occasions Card Class - Hello, Thinking of You and Sympathy; 6 cards

RSVP for 7pm (only)



Second, I have closeups from my Live! yesterday!!


If you love plaids, you'll LOVE the Plaid Tidings DSP!


Life is Beautiful, Plaid Tidings DSP,


Forever Fern, Plaid Tidings DSP,



Remember, I have a host code for August!

HERE'S a direct link!!


Place a $50 online order (after any bonus codes applied) this month using host code WACTDY32, and you'll receive the Elegant Faceted Gems from me. Item is shown at the bottom of the product list below. (Gift will ship separately--after I receive my order I place at month end.)




Here are the basic products I used:




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Live, Live, Live!


Hey girl!

I was watching DDD on Food Network one time and the chef that Guy was interviewing was talking about a particular dish....


He said when you bite into it, it says, "Hey girl!" [in a twangy voice]


Cracked me up every time!



Ok--I have a few key things I wanna share with you today!!

So I'm separating subjects below....





If you sign up as a Demonstrator now, YOU can, too!!

(You actually could pick it as part of your Starter Kit!)

Stampin Cut & Emboss

Otherwise, you can order September 1.

(We still have no availability date on the mini.)



The new Mini Catalog is LIVE, too!!

Order away!


I have a new capability...

HERE IS A LINK. It will take you right to my store and already has my August Host Code applied!!



If you prefer to go "old school", here's the host code: WACTDY32

Click here to SHOP


Place a $50 online order with my host code and you'll get the Elegant Faceted Gems from me! (ships separately, after I receive my month end order.)



Sooooooo, have you looked over the Mini Catalog?

Is your wish list as big as mine??

It's an awesome catalog!


Was the Love of Leaves bundle on your radar AT ALL???

I received 2 swaps yesterday that caught my eye.


I had to look at them again this morning--mind you...AFTER I'd already placed my order for my new Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine!




Love of Leaves bundle, swap created by Cindy Ewertz,


Love of Leaves bundle, swap created by Laura Barto,

Look at the background stitching!

And look--you can diecut the leaves and stitch the leaves!

And you can stitch the leaves without diecutting them!! 


Aaaahhhh!!! I love stitching!!!!

And I never saw it.

Better put it on YOUR wish list!


ps: If you didn't click on the link to the bundle, go do it now. You can check out the new online store, too!



Ok, I have one last wonderful thing to bring to your attention....


One of the features of the new online store is a FEEDBACK BUTTON (Bermuda Bay in color) that's always at the right side of your page (could be down a ways, depending on how much is populated on your page.)


I used it today, and it's amazing!


So I told you I placed a second order; I decided to use my own host code, rather than going thru another Demo Order.


I saved my payment method in my account setting; I typically use a Discover for my business.


When I paid for my order, my payment method popped up perfectly.


But the thumbnail showed it being a Visa card. (small glitch; the card still came up correctly and charged correctly)


But I remembered I could give feedback right then and there.

  • I clicked "feedback."
  • Then I clicked that I wanted to give SPECIFIC feedback, rather than general.
  • Then I had the option to click any spot on the screen.
  • I think I had to click if it was a suggestion, compliment or technical issue.
  • There was an option to click a face--indicating awesome to awful.
  • Then I had a text box open to describe exactly what the problem was.


I'm telling you all this to give you a heads up to USE THIS FUNCTION if you have a need as well!


In the moment, it tells the IT department exactly where the problem lies and what kind of device and browser you're using, etc.


I'm sure it will be a very useful tool for IT, and it saved me time calling or composing a whole email, etc, too!


ps: if you STILL didn't click on the bundle link, do it NOW! You can check out the store, update your account settings if you want AND give feedback--or at least recognize the option.




I just realized I still haven't told you about my August classes** I scheduled for this month. I need to do a little work on that, and I'll make another blogpost. In the meantime, you can still check them out now. 



**I did NOT say this in each individual event, but class size WILL BE LIMITED to probably 6 people for safer spacing.



Have such a magnificent rest of your day!!




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I've been messing up for weeks!!!


Helloooooo again....

It's me!


This is a repost, because I fortunately have at least one customer keeping me on my toes.


My dates were wrong in my head!!!

TODAY is the last day to earn Bonus Codes!


And TOMORROW the new store, Mini Catalog, and Bonus Code Redemption begins!!!


(pssst! That also means I can preorder the new die cutting machine tomorrow! You could, too, if you sign up as a Demo.)


If you didn't read this morning's blogpost, GOOD! Just read THIS one! :D

Hopefully, I corrected all days/dates. (???)

I'm going to delete the other one, so there's no additional confusion. ;)



Good morning peeps!!


I'm sorry I was absent for a bit!


Todd & I went to help Liz move to a new apartment from her school one.


She's unofficially graduated from SIU Carbondale (actually had to take 2 final exams Friday AFTER the move!!)


I'm very thankful for a strong husband and the Lord's protection!


We had fairly good traffic, and we arrived safely on every leg of the trip.

(Southern Illinois, near St Louis, to a suburb of Chicago.)

A 3 hour trip is MUCH BETTER than a 7+ hour trip!


And Liz has a lovely apartment.


Anyway, I didn't have it in me to get stuff posted before I left. :/




Here are some things you need to know....

  1. (As you know) Stampin' Up! has a new Mini Catalog going LIVE--TOMORROW, 8/4. Yay!!
  2. Bonus Codes can be EARNED thru TODAY, 8/3; with every $50 you spend, you get a $5 Bonus Code.
  3. Bonus Codes can be REDEEMED TOMORROW, 8/4, after 7am (MT)/9am (ET).


4. I have a Host Code for August: WACTDY32. Online orders of at least $50 (after applying any Bonus Codes) using this host code will receive the Elegant Faceted Gems from me. (Gifts are ordered/received after month end.)




A new Stampin' Up! online store is coming!!!

  • The current store will shut down at midnight (MT)/2am (ET) TONIGHT.
  • The NEW store will open up at 7am (MT)/9am (ET) TOMORROW. At that point you can 1) order from the Mini Catalog 2) redeem Bonus Codes, etc.
  • You don't need to click anything differently.


To prepare for this change...

  • If you have an online account AND KNOW YOUR PASSWORD, you'll have no problem logging in. You WILL need to enter your password the first time (even if your password is saved on your browser to automatically login.) CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE STORE.
  • If you have an online account and DON'T know your password (because your browser automatically logs you in), you should LOGIN NOW and go to MY ACCOUNT and change your password and write it down. Then when the new store opens up, you can login the first time and have your browser save it like you normally do.


Here are some changes you can look forward to:

  • New look
  • Improved photography and product display
  • Seamless design for use with desktops, tablets and mobile phones (much improved, mobile-friendly shopping)
  • New filter and sort options; improved search function
  • Simpler, easier checkout--including coupon codes and host codes now located under the checkout box.
  • Inventory status now indicated if "low inventory", backordered, or retiring soon
  • Products can be marked as "favorites" and personal wish lists can be made! (You can even copy a code to send the complete list to your husband! :D )
  • Your payment info can be saved now!
  • I'm even going to have the capability to give you a link that has the host code linked right into it!


I'm sure there's more, but some of these are pretty big!


I can't wait to see it!


If you have any questions about the new store or any upcoming changes, let me know!



I'd STILL love for you to have a fantastic day!!

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Facebook Live! with Rainbow Glimmer Paper and Whale Done


Hey Stampers--


Can you believe it's July 1?????


There's more to celebrate!!!




With every $50 ordered in July, you'll earn a $5 BONUS DAYS CODE**.


**Codes will be emailed to you by Stampin' Up! AS SOON AS YOU COMPLETE YOUR ORDER/CHECKOUT!


Even better--especially if you typically have me enter your orders with a club rather than order online--you can forward me the email, too, for safe keeping.


Have fun shopping in July!!!



Today was my Facebook Live!
I used the stunning Rainbow Glimmer Paper along with with of my favorite sets in the new catalog.
I made a couple cards--trying to show the vibrance of ALL the colors in it! It's so cool!!

Granny Apple Green card base: 4 1/4" x 11"; scored at 5 1/2"
Whisper White: 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" and 1 5/8" x 5 1/8"
Basic Black: 2 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Glimmer Paper: 1 1/2" x 5"
Magenta Madness: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"; scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White: 4" x 5 1/4" and JUST UNDER 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Glimmer Paper: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Scrap Whisper White for stamping/punching whale
Products used:
#154053 Whale Done bundle, $31.50, pg 96
#153056 Rainbow Glimmer Paper, $6, pg 153
#152883** Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, $23 [Lovely You bundle #154070, $42.25, pg 169
**unfortunately, the punch/bundle non-orderable until mid August [was very popular; plus covid production and shipping is slower]




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The Cute Little Ghirardelli Pockets


Good morning!!!


I have closeups of cute little pockets to show you, but at the risk of sounding repetitive and redundant (that's a family joke), I have to remind you of  2 things today!!



BOGO Event pic

My BOGO Sale starts at 10am ET!!


This is NOT an Open House.

If you'd like to come, please text, email or message me to request a 1-hour timeframe to come.


Whatever retired product you buy (shipping and tax is charged), you get to choose that much in NEW product for FREE.




Today is the last day to get a free bundle when you join my Dazzling Demos Team!




Ask me for details or CLICK HERE TO JOIN!




Here are the cute little pockets I showed on my Live! yesterday.


Stitched Rectangles Dies, Forever Greenery DSP,


Ornate Layers Dies, Ornate Garden DSP,





Have a wonderful day!!




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