Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet!

Hello, Peeps!!!
This is a VERY exciting day!  Stampin’ Up! announced the “Short and Sweet” Sale starting TODAY and running through August 28th.  WOOT!  Wait til you hear the details!
Purchase the SU! Happy Shopper Kit for $99 and get $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products.  YOU CHOOSE ANY current catalog,
Clearance, specially priced bundles....if we sell can include it in your kit.  That includes the BIG SHOT special, the Holiday Catalog item,
Digital Downloads and MORE.  That’s $51 in FREE PRODUCT.  The kit also ships for FREE so you save ANOTHER 10%!  WAHOO!!
Are you a “Couponing Craft Shopper”?  Do you clip those pesky coupons and head to those big box stores to shop and come out with way more
than the one item the coupon worked for?  Well....with the Happy Shopper Discount you won’t need ANY coupons.  You’ll get a discount on ALL of your purchases
AND you’ll get exclusive previews of NEW and exciting products that are debuting, have a new community of crafting friends and have absolutely NO PRESSURE
to do anything you don’t want to do.
**ADDED BONUS**  When you purchase the kit through ME....You become a member of my INKERBELLE STAMPERS.  We get together and stamp once a month, have our exclusive Facebook Group and we share ideas and fun. 
Now...if you ARE looking for a way to earn extra moola, you can choose to take the kit and run with it.  Share your discount with your girlfriends if you’d like.  It’s up to you.
You can earn extra stamps and prizes and even all expense paid trips!  Just by doing what you already love to do except you’ll be saving money while you do it.
Take advantage of Stampin’ Up’s Demonstrator discounts and benefit through January 31, 2015.  If you reach $300 in purchases and/or sales by’ll renew.
If you decide not to...that’s fine too.  It’s COMPLETELY up to you.
I’d love to share this awesome special with YOU.  Contact me for more info or you can just CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW!
Wishing you a magical day!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Wednesday from Me and The Mouse

Hey there, Peeps!

Wow!  It sure feels like late spring here in our little town today.  There's been a lovely breeze blowing all day and I've had my windows open....Not much like August in Virginia.

I've been working in the studio today designing Christmas cards.  Yep!  That's right!  I said, "Christmas".  The brand new Holiday Catalog is full of fun new stamps for fall, Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, snow days and more.  I'm working on some sneak peek projects for you that I'll be sharing soon.  If you are already on my mailing list, you should receive your copy in the mail soon (if not already).  If you aren't on my mailing list...we need to fix that!  Either message me here on the blog or email me at and request to be added.  We'll fix ya right up!  The catalog goes LIVE on August 28th so you'll want to get your Wish List ready to roll.

The card I'm sharing today is one that I created first with the NEW "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set.  I know that you know that I almost always have Disney on my brain so I'm sure it comes as little to no surprise.  Well....let me show you the card and stamp set and you'll see what I mean.

Now, here's the "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set...

"Kinda Eclectic" Wood Mount #135347   Clear Mount #135350 

I'm sure not everyone looks at this beautiful, serene stamp set and thinks....DISNEY!!!
Here's what inspired my card....

 "Mickey's Sun Wheel" at Disneyland - Anaheim, CA

You know me....I love "thinking outside the box".  Heck...sometimes I just bust the side off that sucker and head WAY outside the box.  LOL
Anyway....that's just a little peek inside how my brain worked for this one.

This card also has a couple of other "newbie" products too.  First, the "Hearts and Stars" Decorative Masks...#133777
They are so adorable and versatile.  They are only $2.95 for the set of two!!  Woot!
There's also a second set called "Dots and Stripes" #133775" and they are $2.95 also.

The other new product I used is the punch I used to create those stinkin' cute itty bitty stars.
They were made with one of the three little punches in the "Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack" #133787.

I have already gotten my money outta these little beauties.  They will be well loved for a very long time in my studio.

Since it's Hump Day and you might need a little more inspiration...I thought I'd share one more card before I sign off.  It's a totally different design using the same stamp set.  Just shows you how versatile our stamps can be...

Alrighty...I'm off to get my run in before the evening gets away from me.  I can't remember if I told you or not....BUT....I'm training for my very first HALF MARATHON!  YES!  At Disney World (duh!) LOL  It's in November during Disney's Wine and Dine Festival.  I'll be posting about it a lot I'm sure.

Alright....If you don't have "Kinda Eclectic", the masks and/or the punches yet...what are you waiting for?  You'll LOVE them!!  Just head over to my Online Store by CLICKING HERE  No lines...No waiting and you can even shop in your pjs!

Wishing you a magical day,

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I'm back.....with Big News!

Hello, my friends,

I know it's been awhile since I've blogged.  What a whirlwind it's been.  Let me start by saying that July 2014 is a month that I will ALWAYS remember as one of the best times of my life.   I don't say that lightly.

First, I was incredibly honored to be asked to be a presenter on the Main Stage at Stampin' Up's National Convention 2014.  It was truly one of the BEST experiences of my life.  I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had living out my dream of sharing what I love with over 4,000 fellow demonstrators.  I feel SO blessed.  I loved every second of it.  (Side Note:  Unfortunately, the following day I ended up in the ER in Salt Lake City with a kidney stone.  NOT fun.)  I'm feeling tons better and was able to fly home as scheduled.  It was a bummer to miss a lot of the fun activities on Friday and Friday night.  I was able to attend closing session...even though it was through the haze of some really great medication.  LOL  I still wouldn't trade that Convention experience for anything.  God is SO good.  I was thrilled to get a call from Stampin' Up! letting me know that after the results of the survey after Convention ended were tallied, the Demonstrator Theatre that I was part of was the most popular event!  WAHOOOO!!!  How cool is THAT???

So....I got home from Utah and received the BEST NEWS EVER!!   Brittany and Sam are expecting their first baby!!!  YAY!!!!!  I'm gonna be a Grandma!!!  It's still early yet so stay tuned for lots more updates as the months go by. (this bit of good news is the inspiration for today's card I'm sharing...)

At the end of the week, we headed off for our family vacation at Walt Disney World.  It was an awesome trip.  It really was one of the most relaxing trips we've been on.  I'm looking forward to going back in November but I'm definitely NOT ready yet for the reason we'll be FIRST Half Marathon!  Yikes!!  Gotta  keep movin'!

Okay....Here's one of the cards I created this week.  I hope you like it....

Isn't it sweet?  What can I say?  I've got babies on the brain!

Here's what I used:

So Saffron Card Stock #105118
Whisper White Card Stock:  #100730
Wild Wasabi Card Stock:  #108641
Pink Pirouette Card Stock: #111351
Basic Gray Ink #126981
"Big News" Stamp Set  Wook Mount #134015  Clear Mount #134018
XL Oval Punch #119859
3/4" Circle Punch #119873
Bird Builder Punch #117191
"Alphabet Press" Embossing Folder #130916
Uniball "Signo" Gel Pen #105021
Project Life Journaling Pens #135304
1/4" White Cotton Ribbon #134567

**To order any of the supplies needed, just Click Here

I have lots of new classes on my calendar so be sure to check back to save your seats.  You aren't going to want to miss any of the stinkin' cute projects coming up.

Wishing you a magical day,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clearance Rack Updated with some of my FAVES!

Good Morning, Peeps!

I can't believe that in SIX short days I'll be in Salt Lake City!!!  Convention is going to be a blast this year.  I can't wait to pack!  Well...after all these swaps are DONE!  LOL

I wanted to share some exciting news today.  SU! has updated the Clearance Rack and you will NOT believe what's one there!!  Well....Let me show you a few of MY "must haves" and check out the deals!  WOOT!!

My number ONE FAVE is.....

Next...would be....

And then....
And last but not least....
Those are MY "Top Four" Faves....What are yours??
For your "EASY" Button today....Here's the link to the Clearance Rack at my Online Store.
Get those red hot deals before they're gone!  Quantities are limited.

Wishing you a magical day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Amazing Things Come in Threes!

That's right!  Amazing things DO come in threes!

Today Stampin' Up! debuted THREE brand spankin' NEW Stamp Sets and they are beeeautiful.
The first one is called "Dear Heart" and it's in Photopolymer. (LOVE photopolymer!)  It is the "brother" set to the wildly popular "Sweetie Pie" set that SOLD OUT within hours.  So, if you like it...get it before it's gone, baby gone.

Isn't it just so stinkin' cute??  Love it!

Next, are two sets that will get your Christmas cards and crafts "Juices" flowing....  "Beauty of the Season" and Christmas Bliss....

You'll be seeing lots of samples and ideas here from me as the months fly by before the man in the big, red suit goes on his late night ride.  You're definitely going to want to have your own sets ready to ink up.

I'm getting ready to schedule the mailings for the brand new HOLIDAY CATALOG.  Be sure to let me know if you'd like to get your very own copy in the mail.  FREE!

Alrighty....guess I'd best get back to work.  Oh!  Before I are the Weekly Deals that were announced today.  Get yours at my Online Store at 

Stamped Blessings,

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sparkling Specials For You

Woo Hoo!  It looks like Hurricane Arthur has moved on out and I'm thrilled to report that the sun shining...the sky is blue and there's NO humidity.  YES!  It's a gorgeous day in the neighborhood!

Before we get busy with all of our festivities, I wanted to be sure to share the awesome specials that were announced this week.  These deserve their very own fireworks!

I have to tell you...I can't remember falling in love with ALL of the Designer Series Paper in a catalog.  There's always one that I have to have time to "warm up to"....Not this year!  Wow!
I will be sharing lots of projects using these beauties and it's the perfect time to stock up so you'll be ready to create them too.
Order yours at my Online Store at

Now for the Weekly Deals....

Be sure to order yours before July 7th at midnight to get these booming great deals.  :-)

Okie doke...I'm off to pack up the chairs and a blanket and a few yummy snacks to take with us to the festival.  Wishing you and your family and safe and Happy 4th of July!

Happy Birthday America!