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Clearance Items Added!

If you missed these items when they were originally available, here’s your second chance, but get them quick or they’ll be gone!

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.

You can access my Clearance Rack Here:, and my store is ALWAYS open!

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Craft Room Update – STORAGE by Stampin’ Up

I have been working on my craft room for quite some time.  I studied, measured, sketched, searched until I was ready to throw the notebook across the room – multiple times!  But I finally had a sketch that I loved! I have a fairly small craft space.  It is actually the sunroom in my apartment (see, who says you don’t have room for a stamping business in an apartment?!).  So I have had to be quite creative to maximize my little space.  In comes Stamp-n-Storage, Ikea, Amazon, and STORAGE by Stampin’ Up to the rescue!

Last year, I focused on my desk.  I wanted a bigger work surface and my most used items at my reach.  (More on that later).  This year,  I have focused on finishing my desktop area, and then on my other storage.  This project has expanded to the entire apartment as I had stuff stuck EVERYWHERE!!  I am so happy with my space that I want to begin sharing some of my space with you each week – look for Craft Room Updates each Saturday!  

For my first post I wanted to focus specifically on how I am using some of our STORAGE by Stampin’ Up!  This product line was just released the first of this month and is so awesome!  Now, I already had several great storage solutions in my craft room, but I was lacking a satisfying solution for my Blends!  I just hadn’t found that perfect item… at least, not until Stampin’ Up released their new Storage line! I just love how inspiring they are in my space!  Let’s face it, some days, we need all the inspiration we can get!  And they are right at my fingertips!

Check out my Blends storage before…

And now…colors are so much easier to find and keep where I can find them!

Don’t you just love it too?!  You can get your STORAGE by Stampin’ Up in my online store – its ALWAYS open!

Share your craft room storage and organization tips in the comments below!  What kind of space inspires you?  Are you a messy crafter, or does everything have its place, and thats where it always is?  Is all your craft stash in one room, or scattered across your home?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Last-Chance Products!

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Its that time of year again … time to say good-bye…  Our retiring item list is now available.  Get them quick before they are gone forever!

BUT, BEFORE YOU START SHOPPING, note that this year’s retiring list is quite different…

First of all,  Stampin’ Up is retiring our current Stampin’ Trimmer and the BIG SHOT!  There is no need to panic!  We will have replacements available at a later date, but they will not be available in the new 2019-2020 catalog.  But not to worry, they will continue to carry and over a vast selection of dies and embossing folders, and you can still order a Big Shot and a Trimmer while supplies last.  If you need help with alternatives, please contact me!

Also, Stampin’ Up is transitioning all of their Clear-mount stamps to CLING!  And after June 4th, they will no longer offer stamps in Wood-Mount (with the exception of Background stamps).  This transition will impact you only if you are ordering a stamp set that is carrying over, and IF you have a preference to receive it in Clear-mount or CLING-mount.  If you are interested in learning more about the differences in these two styles, come to one of my classes and play with these products or contact me with any questions!

From Stampin’ UP!

Effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalog that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalog will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until June 4, 2019 (whichever comes first). If our inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalog! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling medium only (with the exception of background stamps in North America) beginning June 4, 2019.

Here is a list of stamp sets that are carrying over and that the Cling-mount transition applies to:

Accented Blooms
Animal Outing
Artisan Textures
Barn Door
Beautiful Day
Beautiful You
Bee Thankful
Birthday Backgrounds
Bokeh Dots
Botanical Bliss
Buffalo Check (will continue as wood mount as well)
Country Road
Crafting Forever
Dandelion Wishes
Dashing Deer
First Frost
Flourishing Phrases
Gallery Grunge
Healing Hugs
Hold On To Hope
Itty Bitty Greetings
Kindness & Compassion
Label Me Pretty
Lilypad Lake
Little Elephant
Little Twinkle
Love you to Pieces
Magical Mermaid
Painted Glass
Peaceful Place
Perennial Birthday
Pop of Petals
Rooted in Nature
Sea of Textures
Sorry for Everything
Special Celebrations
Stitched All Around
This Little Piggy
Tropical Chic
Winter Woods

NOTE ABOUT BUNDLES: Don’t forget, that when the current catalog retires on June 3rd, items that are currently available in Bundles at a 10% discount will no longer be bundled, but will have to be purchased individually.  So, if you have had a bundle on that wish list, get it now while you can still save that 10%!

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Get these items before they’re gone!  You can shop my online store any time – it is ALWAYS open!

Happy Tails

NC Demos Blog Hop – Cute Critters

Today’s card is part of the NC Demo’s Blog Hop. This month’s theme is cute critters, and since I’m a dog-lover, I designed my card using the new Happy Tails Bundle!

Remember, today is the FINAL day of Sale-a-Bration so get those last-second orders in by midnight so you don’t miss out! Not sure what to order? Try this adorable bundle out!

In case you’re wondering who are the NC Demos… We are a self-managed group of Stampin’ Up Demonstrators that live in North Carolina, USA. We have our own Facebook page where we set up events for fellow demonstrators to attend, we share project ideas and business tips as well.

Today’s card uses the Happy Tails bundle with some of our FREE Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper called Painted Seasons. You can earn this paper for FREE by placing a $50 order – but you better hurry, Sale-a-bration ends tonight (March 31st) and this paper will be GONE!

The Happy Tails bundle has a great punch that will cut your dog AND a cute little heart too! The stamp set has multiple pattern options for your dog so you can make most any breed / color you want… so many possibilities… I used a simple masking technique on the sentiment to cover up the word “Heart” because I wanted to use the little heart punch in its place… I think it gives it such a cute touch.

You can purchase all the items I used on this card from my Online Store by clicking the links below. My store is ALWAYS open!

Now, Hop on over to the next blog to see what other cute critters some of my fellow NC Demos created!



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Home to Roost – Sale-a-Bration

12 Days Left…

I am enjoying a play with some of my Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!  I featured this card in my monthly stamp class, and all of the ladies just loved this easy card as it has a masculine feel to it and your eyes go straight to the rooster.

Both the stamp set and the Designer Paper are still available to earn FREE – but only for 12 more days!  Both items are a Level 1, so that means you can place a $100 order and earn them both, FREE!

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Home to Roost Close Up March 2019

I used the stamp set Home To Roost and some of my Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper.  I masked the rooster by stamping him on a post it note, cutting him out, and then covering the area on my cardstock I would like to stamp him in.  I stamped my grass around him by stamping off in Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow.  Then I removed the Post It and stamped my rooster.  To finish him off, I colored him and added the speckles with my Stampin’ Blends.   Doesnt he just look so cool strutting around?!

If you would like to duplicate my card, click the items below to order all the supplies I used and you can earn the stamp set AND the designer paper for FREE!  If you live in my area and would like to attend an upcoming class, I’d love to hear from you… contact me today to get the details and reserve your spot!

Jump in and leave me a comment below to help me name my rooster!!



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Beautiful Blizzard

Oohhh, the new Holiday Catalog is just amazing. I go gah-gah over beautiful snow sets, so this bundle was immediately at the top of my preorder! The stamp set is lovely and the thinlit, well, let’s just say it is a first for Stampin Up and my Big Shot will cranking it through a LOT this season!

And guess what else… we have Shimmer Paint back! For this card I poured some Frost White Shimmer Paint in my spritzer, with some rubbing alcohol, and used the mixture to spritz my card. Talk about a WOW factor…just WOW!

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Stamps: Beautiful Blizzard Bundle

Ink Colors: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, VersaMark

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Other: White Embossing Powder, Silver Thread, Clear Rhinestones, Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Varied Vases & Petal Promenade

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This card features the amazing Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and the fabulous Varied Vases Bundle.  The Varied Vases Bundle was co-designed by one of our very own demonstrators, Mary Fish, as part of her reward for reaching $1 Million in career sales!

TIP:  When creating your Vase to be punched out, you will want to use a strip of scrap cardstock and stamp the image at the top of the strip with the narrow part of the vase at the top.  This will help you to line up the vase in the punch easier.  You will also want to turn your punch upside down and line up your stamped image in the opening and punch like the image below.

Vase Punch

This is by far one of my favorite Designer Papers ever and is a perfect example of why we #LoveitChopit!  This paper is so special and unique, the Stampin’ Up Home Office even provided us a video on how they designed it… and guess what?  The paper not only LOOKS like real flowers, it IS real flowers!!

This Designer Series Paper is available in our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special running throughout the month of July!  So, stock up on your favorites now including this one!  You can see all the papers that are available in the special in this short video.

If you would like to attend one of my classes, email me today!  Or you can place an order for any or all of the products used in this card by going to my online store (link above).

The items used for the card above are:

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