Rainy Day Fun

Hi Stampers…

Finally a good rainy day with a chunk of time to get some things done in this craft room. I even tested all my Stamp and Blend Pens to see which ones needed to be replaced.  I can still purchase only one (light or dark) of a color until June 2nd and then they are only sold in pairs of light and dark in the new catalog.

I had so much fun playing with paper piecing this UNDER MY UMBRELLA  stamp set with retiring  BEST DRESSED DSP.  So happy to see the umbrellas back in the new 2020-2021 Annual catalog.  You can use almost any DSP and it works…so do the great sentiments in the set.


New kits are on the Front Porch using the Ornate Floral DSP and others…come on over and choose a few.


The Front Porch also has some new short packs of DSP, tag kits and design your own kits.  Everyone seems to be enjoying the smaller purchase of colors rather than a whole package of paper.  I’m happy to cut and share…just let me know your preferences.

When  my order arrives with the new colors I will be putting short packs of the new colors together for anyone who wants them – email or call to order. This is the last week for the special of $2 on kits with no minimum.  Beginning June 1st kits go back to $2.50 each or buy 5 for $10  .


What do you think of the NEW RIBBONS in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog?

Here are all the SUPPLIES  for the umbrella card.

Old Olive Linen Thread

Old Olive Linen Thread

Did you 2020-2021 catalog arrive?  Can’t wait…come and sit a bit on the Front Porch and go through mine.  You’re catalog should be coming to your mailbox soon I hope.

MONTH END SPECIAL – ends May  31st


Spend $75 and get the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder FREE!

MAY SPECIAL ENDS JUNE 5TH    When you place an order of $75 in my on-line store, you will receive a free Ornate embossing folder from me.  I love the dainty little embossed flowers with little tendrils….it versatile and goes so well with everything especially on the umbrella card in Lovely Lipstick.

NEW CATALOG GOES LIVE JUNE 3rd! The brand new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog is going live on June 3rd and Stampin’ Up is  having a celebration! Anyone who holds a party(we can do one virtually) or shops during the month of June will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. So don’t wait! Start planning now or stop by the Front Porch and check out the new catalog – there are some shopping lists for your convenience.  Let me know when you plan to come so we keep social distancing rules.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to create something special.


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May 15 to June 12th




Thought you might get inspired by a few of these ideas from our Heartfelt Designers.  Thanks so much for sharing everyone!  I miss ALL of  YOU!

ANN YELLE – drives over an hour each month to attend the buffet.

ELAINE WERNER – She and daughter Laurie are regulars at the Buffet.

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April  22 to May 15th

Here’s one from my collection that I made for a friend.

morning gloriesMORNING STAR  – a favorite stamp of mine 


Thanks for responding and requesting kits.  The card rack is up with some old favorite card kits.   There will also be completed cards and stamping supplies for purchase.   Watch for an email about how to pick up and when.  We will maintain social distancing as much as we can so I will need to know when you want to come and browse.   Be sure to let me know what supplies, kits, cards  you need so I can keep us well stocked.  My porch is happy to have visitors again.

Thanks for stopping by today…hope you enjoyed the new cards.  Be sure to let the designers know what you like about their cards.

HaPpY StamPin’


Look at these BEAUTIES!!!

HELLO STAMPERS…   I LOVE opening my emails and finding your Heartfelt Creations.  I am blessed to have all of you in my life…together we are a group of card junkies that don’t allow this virus crazy world to get to us…crafting is the answer, right?  These  crafters have been busy little bees don’t you think?

Diana Bauer


Sue Brown


Willy Traun


Obviously the May Buffet is cancelled…so i am working on the card rack that is located on my porch.  Please let me know when you are coming so we can practice social distancing.  Come pick up a card kit or two or a card already put together.  Just let me know what you want and I’ll take sure it is done.  Need Mother’s Day, Graduation, Father’s Day kits?  Just ask.  Look over some of the previous blogs that are categorized and see if there is anything that strikes you fancy.

2020-2021 in color


Let me know if you want a sample pack of the new in colors pre-cut  to play with. The yellow in the Ornate Garden packet was from this collection…a soft creamy yellow.

Thanks to all of you who continue to order from my on line store.   Remember the LAST CHANCE sale for the Retiring stamp sets and dies.…..it has been updated.

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April  22 to May 15th

Thanks for stoping by today.  Happy New Week!


Sign up for DSP 2020 CALENDARS


With the color leaving us oh so quickly here in Wisconsin,  the shorter days and longer nights are settling it.   My attention is drawn to splashes of color in the beautiful “See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper”.  And, yes, it’s time to make a few calendars.  I love sending them for the new year to friends and family who appreciate the year long sentiment.  The paper is so beautiful I didn’t want to cover it with a sentiment so maybe I’ll use the back to express my thoughts.



Anyone interested in making these calendars should be sure to sign up for the next  buffet on November 12th.   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 NOVEMBER 4TH.    A table will be reserved ONLY  for those who request  it AND comment.

We will use the many designs in the DSP series so colors and designs will vary.


Friendly Silhouettes Dies


Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies

Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies
$27.00  RETIRED





Thanks for stopping today to see what we are posting for the next buffet!

To quote Billie Moen:

“Get inky today…Be HaPpY!”


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Hello Stampers!   IT’S Raining outside…are you in your craft room???

So Stampin’ Up is celebrating International World Card Making week and we are getting on the bandwagon….they want us to collectively send 50,000 cards this week. We already have a head start as I know many of you are bringing your cards to class on Tuesday for a little show and tell and then you’ll pop them in the mail RIGHT?Here is an  old favorite I enjoy from Painted Harvest…so many ideas for this stamp set and Tin Tile Dynamic embossing folder:

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And then i got distracted by this easy peasy Mini Curvy Keepsakes box YOU will be able to make at the Buffet on October 8th!!!  No more than 4 of the same DSP and I assure you they are easy to cut and assemble.  You get to make 2 and can fill and assemble at home.

Happy World Card Making Day – remember to bring your card(s) to the buffet for a little SHOW AND TELL!

HaPpY StAmPin’



Hi Stampers!

September is fast moving as the Holiday Stampin’ Up season is HERE!  So many new beautiful sets in the 2019-2020 Holiday catalog with BIG sales on DSP in the Annual Catalog….AND the clearance rack has been updated!!!

“Come to Gather ” DSP

COME to GATHER at the Buffet on September 10th and make this card with  the beautiful DSP and HARVEST HELLOS BUNDLE on page 49 – Save 10% when you buy the bundle which includes the Apple Builder Punch.  Register here for the buffet






NEED pretty paper? Who doesn’t!!!! Don’t miss out on Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper Sale, September 4th -30th from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog.

Order at my store by clicking on the pictures to shop, and buy 3, get 1 free!  shop with me

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Thank you for stopping by today and for shopping with me!  I love your comments so be sure to leave one…

Happy Stampin’!




I love this Dashing Deer Stamp set…so many possibiliies.  Yes, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas…. since the Holiday catalog just became available on line to demonstrators.  This dashing deer was introduced last year and made it to into the holiday catalog on page 71.    The embossed seasonal wreath is a perfect background …thanks Carol Payne for the idea. i also double cut the dear and glued them together to make him stand out more.   These cards are the “Christmas Card” choices for the card buffet on August 13th.  See details and  register here.  Which ones will you make?  Do you have a favorite?  Leave a comment below and get a gift from me.




2020 CALENDARS – Planning ahead – I am taking orders for  3×2 1/4 tear off calendars for your New Year project. They are $3.00 each plus tax and shipping.  Please let me know if you are interested and how many you need by July 29th.


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05.15.19_BONUS-DAYS_OLO-MAIN_ENFor every $50 that you spend between now and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31!

  • Earning Period Deadline:  July 31, 2019, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. Fax and email orders still require an email address
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.

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Want to save 20% on your orders?  Here is an extra bonus for you that ends August 31st.

  • EXTRA – From now until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (for a total of $155 in merchandise for $99)!!  When you order by July 31st. you will receive a $10 coupon code to  use in August
  • SAVE 20% or more on personal demonstrator orders while you are active. You will have early access to the NEW Holiday Catalog available to new demonstrators in August and get to order new products!
  • JOIN THROUGH ME!  Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you along the way.
  • JOIN RISK-FREE!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies!
  • CLICK HERE to join.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Watch the deadlines. Get ready for the Holiday catalog.

Happy Stampin’!




I finally satisfied my Gerbera Daisy need and began opening  the Pressed Petals Suite with the beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) .  I just love the look of the burlap background against the crumb cake brick and mortar (inspired by Sue Mohr). I changed a  few things, added a few things and made this card my own.  What do you think of the use of the new Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder as a background for this DSP?  I want to  try the burlap stamp as a background…a project for another day.

I made some with the pressed petals washi tape and some without.  I think it’s beautiful either way.  I used the sentiments from the Path of Petals stamp set and die on p. 74 – all part of the Pressed Petals Suite.   If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the video on my facebook page to learn how to make a Washi Tape flower – it comes in the Suite.

The new Delightful Tag Topper punch has just the right decorative top to enhance the DSP.  A touch of retired Merry Merlot/Copper ribbon  was a perfect match.  Let me know what you think in the comments AND if you want to take advantage of the opportunity to make this card (by special request ONLY) on Tuesday July 9th.


Pressed Petals Suite Bundle

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******If you want to make this card at the next buffet on Tuesday June 9th…YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT below or on FACEBOOK.  I will only prepare cards for those who comment that they want to make this card...no exceptions.  You may comment on this blog or on my Facebook page.  I MUST receive your comment no later than midnight Friday July 5th so I have time to prepare.  HURRY  supplies are limited!******




If you don’t have a demonstrator I would love to be the one you work with.  The special price on the suite is a BIG 4th of JULY DEAL from me when you purchase any other regular priced product from the 2019-2020 Catalog!  SALE ENDS FRIDAY JULY 24TH.  You may order on line under this hostess code and I will send you a check for the difference after the order is placed.  You may also order through me directly.

Hope you have a great summer weekend…make a card for someone special!



Have you seen them???

The 2019-2020 SUITES of coordinated products.  Please leave a comment and vote on the one that speaks to you…let me know which ones you want to work with at the next buffet.

Demonstrators were able to purchase some specific products early so we could  have time to play.  Come and see which ones I’ve been playing with for the June 11th buffet. SHHHH – it’s a surprise.  There will be drawings with new catalog discount cards.  Be sure to  Sign up here.

Looking forward to being with you next Tuesday…hope you can make it.  Until then…HapPy Stampin’!


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