Good morning Stampers!

What a fun way to start our buffets in 2020 – Poppies, valentines and lots of JOY! Our newest stamper, Danette, made her first card ever!  Everyone cheered her on AND so many helped her get though the more difficult ones.


Although we don’t usually have kids at our buffet, Meera and Lily are our regular stampers and had their own table to make beautiful valentine cards for their class members.



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JOIN IN ON THE FUN!!!  Do you want to pay full price or buy with a discount for EVERY stampin’ need???

THIS IS THE BEST TIME – Becoming a Hobby Stamper is so easy . You just need to purchase the Starter Kit. The price of the kit is THE BEST deal Stampin’ Up! offers – $99 for $125 worth of product of your choosing, free shipping directly to you (a savings of $9.90), and free business supplies (so there is no pressure to try the business side of things if you don’t want to and you can give them to me).

AND RIGHT NOW…During Sale-a-Bration 2020 (January 3 – March 31) the kit is $99 + tax for $125 worth of product, PLUS a Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ Designer Paper Sampler, and a stamp set of your choice! You choose that stamp set & what you want to get in your kit. You’ll also get a bonus Paper Pumpkin kit at no extra cost.

Click here for Sale-a-Bration 2020 information! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

More reasons to JOIN (Mary Fish, a Million Dollar Demonstrator , shared these great reasons to join NOW (she is so creative I sometimes CASE her cards at our buffet!)

  • Get a 20-25% discount on future orders of all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products while you remain active!
  • No obligations!  Enjoy all the benefits and discounts through at least July 31, 2020 with no penalty to drop!  COOL THING!  This ensures you can pre-order products from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog
  • Most of my team members  join for the discount, exclusive resources and to purchase primarily for themselves.  You’ll fit right in!
  • Want a little side business???? Stampin’ Up! offers a fun and creative opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choice to build a business, large or small, is yours! Form a little buying club and get make enough money to get your products free!!!
  • Those who purchase the starter kit and join have the opportunity to see and pre-order (with their discount) NEW products a month before they are available to customers.  Ordering before the customer launch means you get to play with new products first with less chance of a favorite product running out! 
  • MY FAVORITE BONUS:  You get to join us at the BLOSSOM BEAUTIES meetings in Eau Claire with Amy Richel – my team leader – who ALWAYS shares the NEWEST PRODUCTS and ALWAYS has a unique project to start the meeting.

Please check your email for a buffet special that ends Friday January 17th

Come to the next buffet FEBRUARY 11th … last minute valentines and a spring peek!

Thanks for stopping by today…let me know your thoughts in the comment section…and take a minute to consider joining. Great way to start out with all the supplies you need.

Please use the Hostess Code when ordering:

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HaPpY Stampin’







Happy 2020 Stampers!

2020 is off and running and I’m trying to catch my breath!  Hope you had wonderful holiday time with family and friends….and didn’t overindulge… we were not the most self-disciplined but enjoyed every morsel!


I just can’t help myself…these poppies are just amazing!  Have you seen the DSP?  I wanted to make a card with it for the Buffet on January 14th  but I had the hardest time deciding which design to use…so far I have 3 and there may be more as I haven’t put the pack of paper away yet!!! Do any of these speak to you?  I will make a limited few for those who respond so send me your choices by Friday evening: 1-  band of red poppies at top…2 – field of poppies bottom left or  3 – paint splattered poppies .    Then the REAL Poppy card will emerge I am sure! We may just have a whole table of poppies for you to play with. What do you think about that?

Watch for a Poppy Special coming up!!!

Thanks for “popping” in … see you on Tuesday…don’t forget to register.


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2020 – ARE YOU READY??

HELLO Stampers!

We had a beautiful Christmas celebrating with our sweet Meera the important parts of this beautiful season.  A Living Nativity at Jacob’s Well brought the story to life. To celebrate the King’s visit we are sampling Frankincense oil at the January 14th buffet

How about you? Hope you captured beautiful memories with family and friends.

Just want to catch your attention before the big 2020 New Year! So please take a few minutes to read through this blog, save the dates and I encourage you to comment…you never know what your comment might bring … besides it helps me to know who’s been here.

WRITE YOUR VISION   [better than New Year’s resolutions that don’t go anywhere after the first week} Here is a quote we should not ignore – it’s the key to making ANY change in your life for 2020….WRITE THE VISION…do you have new goals and ideas…what do you want to accomplish?  Age has nothing to do with it..WE WRITE THE GOALS every January and check them off as we accomplish them…it really works…even planning the garlic bed!  LOL A very important part of this vision includes FAITH … ONLY speak the outcome…NOT DOUBT!


 First things first:  SOME IMPORTANT DATES TO KNOW: 

  • December 26th –  New Host code for your orders through January 17th


  • January 2nd is the LAST DAY  to purchase retiring products (if available!) from the Holiday Catalog.
  • January 3rd is the release of the NEW Mini Catalog.  . If there are must-have products on your wish list, order them early; sometimes backorders and limited supplies pop up! If you don’t have your own copies of these catalogs, and you are not currently working with another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, email or text me. Sale-a-Bration and 2020 mini catalogs will be available at the January buffet.

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  • January 3-March 31st:  Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! Year! And it’s just days away!!
    It is THE BEST time of the Stampin’ Up! year for everyone –
    Yep! Because everyone can earn fabulous free product!
  • January 10th -Today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin’s January kit.
  • January 14th – 1PM to 8PM – Card Buffet in Menomonie


Purchase products from the Annual Catalog, the upcoming Mini Catalog and/or the Online Store, and get awesome free products from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Here are a few choices…
  • For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration product.
  • For every $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), you can either get two FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration products OR you can get a FREE Level 2 Sale-A-Bration product

The Starter Kit is always an excellent value: $99 + tax for $125 worth of product. But during SAB, the kit is $99 + tax for $175 worth of product – $76 in free product ($50 more than usual)! You choose what you want to get in your kit AND you don’t pay shipping.

  • Whoever  joins Stampin’ Up! between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and their choice of stamp set*.


    • The 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Sampler in the Join offering has samples from the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration brochure), Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Country Club Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog), Best Dress 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper (January–June 2020 Mini Catalog).
    • 12 double-sided designs (two double-sided sheets from six different Designer Series Paper packs) QTY: 48 sheets total (four each of 12 designs)
    • Mini Paper Cutter Dimensions: 7-5/8″ x 5-3/8″ x 1-1/4″ (19.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm)

    DO it just for YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit!


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We ate our way through most of December and are totally finished with that…working on the January goal of cleansing our bodies.  It’s our first cleanse with DoTerra so I will let you know how we do! I added a link on the most recent video if you are interested. These 2 sisters are very knowledgeable and do a great job once they fix the video LOL.  Take some quiet time and watch the important parts which start around 1:10.  Click the link for more information.  Cleansing is an important component to staying healthy


So far…my favorite set in the new Mini Catalog.  We will be playing with this bundle in January for sure…watch the blog and facebook for a “special” coming your way!

Remember to leave a comment …  Have a GREAT finish to 2019

Thanks for stopping by today….Happy Stampin’!



WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11TH ONLY! (From 2AM CST to  11:59PM CST)                                                   Free Shipping from Stampin’Up! when you place an order of $50 or more.  And to sweeten the pot:  Qhwn you Spend $75 ~ not only do you get free shipping from Stampin’Up but you get a free gift from me.


  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 or more (before tax).
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion, including year-end closeout and preorder items.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on December 11, 2019.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped for December will be charged for the normal amount ($22.00 usd/$30.00 cad shipping included) + tax. Important note: December Paper Pumpkin billing and shipment will be delayed until December 16 due to increased workload in the distribution center.


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Thanks for stopping by today and for shopping at my online store.   If you need help please contact me. 

Stay InKy and warm!



9deee806-e6d7-42c6-9cb9-d2f911cbeb48IT’S ALMOST HERE

  • Begins tomorrow, December 3…
  • SAVE BIG on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits.
  • SHOP EARLY to avoid missing out!
  • Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly.
  • SALE ENDS on January 2 (or while supplies last)
  • More details  tomorrow AT MY ON LINE STORE!

LOOK  who’s back to usher in the Christmas season in Bowman Hall!

Christmas Goose

Have fun shopping tomorrow and remember

PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE when ordering on line:

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Stay InKy!




Hello Stampers….

We are so blessed with todays weather…what else is there to do but stamp and get ready for the December 10th buffet.  Here are 2 cards I’ve been working on…it’s been a while since we made new baby cards. So many new babies being born every day…it’s always good to have a pair of cards from which to choose.


Night of Navy and Petal pink – oopsi they are gender specific!!!   The colors are a perfect match for the retired Twinkle Twinkle DSP.  The supplies are listed below and qualify for my 15% off this black Friday weekend.  Sorry some things are retired  Get in on the sale NOW!


Product List for Navy and white card:

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


little_twinle_pinkProduct List for PETAL PINK and white card:

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Moon Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Maps Etc. Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper

Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine

Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine

Here’s the DEAL!

Starting Black Friday  (ending Sunday December 1st):  You may order anything from the current Holiday catalog at 15% off.   You may order at my on line store or contact me.  PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE when ordering on line:

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When you order on line you will not be able to deduct the discount but I will reimburse you either by mail  or at the next buffet when you place your order. (*THIS IS MY PERSONAL DISCOUNT NOT from Stampin’Up! )


2020 CALENDARS are back-SIGN UP BY MONDAY!!!  See previous post for details.

Thanks for stopping by today .

Stay warm and HaPpy Stampin’



Hey Stampers!

I hope all of you  had a wonderful THANKSGIVING!  We are blessed by each of you in our lives.  It has been a most wonderful stamping journey this year and all because of YOU!  Thanks for reading our blogs and FB posts and especially for leaving a comment...that really helps us – a small business (celebrating small businesses today in Menomonie!)


Thanks for your patience…I’ve had serious Facebook issues which affected my ability to connect my Blog … and then I was distracted with sweet Meera as we prioritized putting up the Nativity set.  This little 10 year old was in awe and we are in awe of her!

AND her dream came true!!!  I ask those of you who know her “What do you think of her curls? ” (Special thanks to Marissa at MJ and Company Hair Parlor)


Starting today (ending Sunday December 1st):  You may order anything from the current Holiday catalog at 15% off You may order at my on line store or contact me.  PLEASE USE HOSTESS CODE:

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When you order on line you will not be able to deduct the discount but I will reimburse you either by mail  or at the next buffet when you place your order. (*THIS IS MY PERSONAL DISCOUNT NOT from Stampin’Up! )

IMPORTANT:  Reminder that the products in the holiday catalog are ONLY AVAILABLE while supplies last.  The following products have already sold out:

  • All Metallic Inks and Refills
  • Moose Punch – MY FAVORITE!!
  • Brightly Gleaming DSP designer series paper
  • Feels Like Frost DSP designer series paper



Anyone interested in making a different set of  calendars should be sure to sign up for the next  buffeton December 10th. This is a previous calendar …there will be a variety of new calendars from which to choose. We will use the many designs in the DSP series so colors and designs will vary.  You may make a calendar by request only and MUST  LIKE AND comment on this blog or my facebook. Your comment needs to include something about the buffet and your request to reserve this card.  NO LATER THAN MONDAY, DECEMBER 2ND.    A table will be reserved ONLY  for those who request  it AND comment.

Thanks for stopping by today…enjoy your shopping experience if you are out and about. “Get inky today…Be HaPpY!”







ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZAHooray, what a great sale. In this Online Extravaganza you’ll have the opportunity to get fabulous ink pads and card stock at a fantastic savings. Here’s a LITTLE VIEW with all the bundles  listed.  Go to my website to see it all!

  • Stock up on things you’ve been wanting for a while—now’s the time! You probably can’t get enough of neutrals because they’re, well, neutral! Our Regals Collection is always a good way to step up your game.
  • And who hasn’t fallen in love with our In Colors already!You can make anything with these collections of ink pads and paper! The Christmastime Is Here Suite is a perfect excuse to buy the ink pads and paper you need for that suite, like Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, and Early Espresso.

November Online Extravaganza

Not only that, but we’ve also got eight fabulous bundles on sale. Did you know that in the original pricing they are reduced by 10%? Now, Stampin’ Up! has added on an additional 5% savings. So that’s 15% off during this Online Extravaganza.

Save 15% on these Fabulous Bundles         



IMPORTANT:  sign up to make one with the mercury glass DSP ON DECEMBER 10TH.  You must  leave a comment and let me know if you like them as much as I do AND also request to reserve one for you.hostess-code-1 2




Stay InKy…



Hi Stampers!

Hope everyone had a great weekend with  more than enough powdery white stuff already!!!  Just thought I’d share a little of what’s on TUESDAY’S buffet.


There will be paper and supplies for you to create your own either fall or Christmas MINI BOX designs AND a chocolate treat that you may use inside if you desire.  I could not resist sharing these from Stampin’ Up Demonstrator Kris Boll.  There are many mini curvy ideas out there but this was one of the best I’ve seen.   IMPORTANT:  We will NOT be doing these at THIS class but you may want to sign up to make one with the mercury glass DSP next time . Please leave a comment and let me know if you like them as much as I do AND if I should put you on the list to make one in December.tea lights mini - Kris Bollmini curvey boxes

Here is Kris’ tip:  I’ve added battery operated tea lights to each of the Perennial Essence vellum colors stamped with one of the Delicata inks. I also used the Mercury Glass Designer acetate and just added the tea light. I love how they turned out! I die cut a hole on the bottom of the box with a snowflake for the flame to stick through. Then adhere the curvy box to the tea light with glue dots.


If you are going to a wedding this year, here are some new designs using that elegant Wonderful Romance leaf die (from the last buffet kit) and the LACE 3D embossing folder. These also make good “Congratulations “cards for anniversaries or special birthday celebrations.   Fussy cut magnolias or not? Verticle or horizontal?  Which do you like? Be sure you are registered for the buffet on Tuesday, November 12th so you can make yours.



Sorry Wonderful Romance bundle is retired.  But there are many others from which to choose including the The Tiny Keepsake Bundle.

.         TINY KEEPSAKES BUNDLE (EN) Tiny Keepsake Bundle 152390   $48.50

Order any bundle – order totaling $50 today and get a free gift for shopping at my on line store.   Spend $75 and get your 3D Lace embossing folder FREE.                                                   OFFER ENDS NOVEMBER 15TH!

Be SURE to use this hostess code before you check out.

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Thanks for stopping by today….leave a comment….love hearing from you.

Be sure to stay InKy!