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


Heartfelt Designers Ideas

Good morning Stampers!

Graduation  time is here !  Even though celebrations may be delayed it doesn’t stop us from making some cards to send to the graduates. Here a a few ready to go graduation cards that are available on the “Front Porch” if you need one in a hurry.   By the way – shopping on the Front Porch is becoming more popular…card kits, sentiment packs, cardstock and DSP coordinates, stamping supplies, special orders and more.  No traffic jams, always a parking spot, hourly shopping for social distancing. “Did you notice the sweet May Day basket fro Hive and Hollow?”  Be sure to set up an appointment.

Well my 2020-2021 new catalog arrived today!!!  Another great selection of 192 pages,  It is designed for beginner and casual stampers.  The mini catalogs are designed for the seasoned and avid stampers.   The lovely bundles and suites make it so hard to decide what to order.  I want it all! I fell in love with the Sunflower suite that shows off all the new in colors so perfectly.  Who wants to play with sunflowers at the June buffet?


If you are curious and can’t wait for your catalog to arrive in the mail…I will be happy to leave my copy on the Front Porch for you to browse. Come sit in the wicker rocker and enjoy.   Just call ahead so I can schedule your coming.


Here are a few more cards from Heartfelt Designers that will inspire you to make some cards and share your creations on this blog.(Please let me know if I missed posting your card)

My apologies Pam(in the middle) for holding this too long…Easter may be gone but these Easter purses are so darn cute I had to share them.

Lovely Birthdays Willy Traun – one of Durand regulars


Cute COVID card by Karen Ford


Did you purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download?  When you do Stampin’Up! will donate 100% of the proceeds to COVID19 efforts.  it’s a 15 page digital download filled with lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments from “toilet paper” to “wash your hands.”  Download the Share Sunshine PDF. It’s quick and easy.  Join me and flood the internet with #sharesunshine.  Just click here to get yours now. If you have any questions or need any help just let me know.  Print them on cardstock and they are ready to go!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to call ahead to visit the front porch.

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May 15 to June 12th

Create something beautiful.  Leave a comment.





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.

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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!



Hey stampers…

Is summer finally here?  Where did May go?  Just sending a quick blog to keep you updated on the buffet and wondering what you think of the new catalog.  Did you get yours???  Leave a message if you want one.


with a biker addition from ONE WILD RIDE... both are in the new 2019-2020 catalog.  This card will be on the buffet along with the others from the last class which you can mix and match.  However this card has a limited number because of the limited DSP in the packet.  BE SURE TO let me know you want to make this card in the COMMENT section so I can save one for you.  Otherwise, there will be lots of DSP from which to choose.  I love the set of gears…great Father’s, brothers, dad’s “anything!   Be sure to order the bundle NOW for ALL GEARED UP  and save 10%.

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MEDITERRANEAN MOMENTS and BEAUTIFUL YOUall paired up thanks to Dawn Baier’s creativity at the last buffet.  Work on either one…and do a little paper piecing for added fun.

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HURRY:  Don’t miss this opportunity to save on products….check out this link and get your favorites before they run out.  I closed the May HOST code so that the orders could be placed and some items were already sold out before I could get them into the computer…so HURRY!!  Be sure to use the new host code when you order.




I am not planning on any graduation cards for the buffet  June 11th…oh look who graduated!  Well there may be some parties that call for gift cards.  Reminder:   Menomonie graduation this weekend.  If you are still in need please leave a comment here or on facebook and I will get back to you.  

Time to publish this before everything runs out on the  BIG SALE.  Great deals on DSP and dies….be sure to take a look!  Let me know if I can help.

REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR NEXT BUFFET  on JUNE 11th NOW! They are revamping the website so if you have trouble just leave a comment or send me an email:  borgie@wwt.net

Enjoy the weather and HaPpy Stampin’!



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Just a peek at this gorgeous DSP from the 2019-2020 annual catalog – looks like a piece of canvas from Monet.  I thought the card designed by Connie Rae was perfect for the next buffet…what do you think??  So simple yet so elegant…just a piece of DSP with a gold embossed sentiment.  Please leave a comment…let me know if you are interested in working with this on TUESDAY June 11th…reminder to register.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION (Next available May 23rd)

As a follow-up to our May 14 current update, we want to provide some additional information regarding the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades situation.

Because of the unique circumstances around the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades created by the Trimmer line discontinuation, we have created a process exception requiring a significant amount of manual work in our systems. We have no plans to do this for any other products.

One of the challenges we faced was the timing of our notification system. Email notifications about products coming back into stock were only sent once per day. For an in-demand item like the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades, this notification could easily be sent after the item had been seen in the online store and sold out in a matter of hours. Our IT group has adjusted the notification system to send these emails hourly; moving forward, we anticipate this will help with notifications about other products.

As part of the workaround for this situation, and to minimize confusion, we have turned off the automated email notification for the blades. You and your customers will no longer be able to request an email when the blades are back in stock. We will notify you through a current update in advance, with the exact date and time Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades will become available for purchase again.

Because we want to honor customer requests for notification, we will send a one-time email to the email addresses submitted before this functionality was shut off, announcing the date and time of the next available product. This email will be sent to both customers and demonstrators on the list at the same time we post the current update for demonstrators with the same information. This will be the only time customers will be notified by Stampin’ Up! about the blades, due to the notification shut off. Moving forward, we ask that you share the date and time with your customers once we have shared it with you.

If you try to order the Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades before the go live time, you will see an error that says, “You may not order 1 of item 126995 because of promotion restrictions.” This is tied to the system workaround to control the exact date and time of the product becoming available after receiving inventory in our distribution centers.

We recognize that this product line transition is less than ideal for you. We want to reiterate that we are committed to providing you with cutting blades until September 2019, and that we are committed to providing you with a better paper trimmer product. We appreciate your partnership and patience in this endeavor.


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IT’S HERE ONLY for the month of May.  See my website for details.  Cute, coordinated and blooming with creativity!
Creativity comes easy when you’ve got amazing coordinating products.

Here is a list of products included in this ROSY kit!  The paper is absolutely beautiful.   We don’t want to brag, but coordination is one of our strong points. The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is a perfect example. Products in this medley are exclusive to this medley and cannot be purchased anywhere else. You’ll love the happy, rosy feeling you get as you create with these fun and flowery products. Available for a limited time. Get them while you can! Also available in French.
Medley includes these exclusive products:
* Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c
* Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
* 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 6″ x 6″ rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
* Printed die cuts—2 sheets
* Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
* Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
* Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml                                                                               COST  $80      Qualifies for you product offer this month for a $75 qualifying order…receive the NEW STAMP CLEANING PAD – you’re gonna love it!

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MAY 1 – MAY 31 NEW Host Code:   Y49WGPBX

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY TODAY….Everything is just Rosy here…can’t decide which new products to try first…come to the next buffet on May 14th and see them!  Are you registered yet?

Enjoy the evening sunshine …the birds make my heart sing!


LAST DAY for 2017-18 CATALOG


This is the LAST DAY FOR THE 2017-18 catalog!  Many of the products ARE retiring – you can see them here.  If you are interested  please get them ordered by midnight tonight, Thursday May 31st. I will be placing my order at  5 PM so if you want to tag on to my order please give me a call or email me before 4 PM.  The new catalog will be available starting tomorrow  June 1st at noon Mountain time.

Here is a preview of the new catalog.



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Some of the bundles that are retiring will be coming back unbundled….you’ll still be able to purchase the stamp set and die, but will no longer be able to take advantage of the bundle price, which is 10% off.

The SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE SUITES will end today, May 31st…be sure to check out the new IN COLOR  deal – 10% off all 2018 NEW ink pads.   All In Color stamp pads for 2017-18 are being converted to the new pads as of June 1st. CM100600B

Classic Stampin’ Pad Assortment In Color 2018-2020 147153
Price: $33.75
Make a colorful impression with our signature ink. Classic Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours, grouped in collections to take the guesswork out of product coordination. The innovative ink pad design has a patented flip-top lid and a firm foam pad to give you a superior stamping experience.

* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick
* Acid free
* Flip top for upside-down storage: pads stay inked during storage
* Firm foam pad lasts longer than felt pads and provides exceptional ink coverage, especially with solid-image stamps
* Can be re-inked with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and embellishment

So there you have it…take a quick look to see if there is anything you “can’t live without!” and place your order before midnight tonight.  Please call me if you need help or want to order through me directly.  Just open the door to the new 30th anniversary catalog  – a whole new world unfolds!!!!

ocean thru door from spiritual awakenings.

Enjoy this beautiful day and all its unfolds.

Happy shopping!



Lilacs in Bloom!



Good things come to those who wait. (We really had no choice but to wait here in Wisconsin, did we?)  Ironically, this sentiment could be applied to other areas in our life right now too… I’ve heard it said, “God is never late, but He’s rarely early.” His timing is perfect, we remind ourselves.  And the lilacs are right on time…they are bursting open all over this town.  The sight and scent of lilacs remind me that summer is on its way…

I am excited about the card I found to CASE from the Artisan group at Stampin’Up.  It is perfect for making a symmetrical design using the new STAMPARATUS tool which will be available for purchase on June 1st.  Wanna learn how to do it?  check my Facebook page for the video or come to the next Buffet Class on June 12th…sign up NOW so I’m ready for you!

SUPPLIES FOR LILAC CARD: (Some supplies and tools are not listed as they are in the new catalog which will not be available until June 1st! )  I have also listed the bundles for this card that are available NOW and until May 31st .  find the supplies on page 177 and check out the bundles on my Stampin Up website  page.


What a great technique we learned at the last buffet – no two are alike! Here is one for a masculine card and perfect for those Rustic Road Travelers on a bike!  Use it for birthdays, Father’s Day and more.  Of course, I love the vintage look of crumb cake and have played with several designs to use at the next buffet.  We will also use the burlap background stamp and/or some burlap cardstock hidden away in my paper stash!  Remember to sign up and come get your new catalog!

Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday and the smell of the lilacs!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to stay InKy!


 HeartFelt Designs

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