HEY STAMPERS!!!  DID YOU MISS IT IN JULY?  Come join the fun next month.  Here are a few pictures of our re-opening in July.  It made my heart sing to see all of you again. We did a watercolor technique in Rococo Rose and Pretty Peacock, worked with a sunflower challenge and there was even a Paper Pumpkin table for easy fun.


Meera is on the clock…working hard to sanitize every table and chair  with OnGuard.  She sprayed everyone’s hands and then made all the sample Paper Pumpkin cards .

RESPOND TO THE SURVEY:  Should we do it again in ‘August? Masks? Is there a better choice for Social distancing?  Please make comments below and when you reply be sure to add your suggestions for a better way.  i will keep the number of kits to a minimum and bring individual kits to purchase if you missed any.


I really need your input so please RSVP here or send me a text/email or message in messenger.  Register HERE.


7-01-20_dheader_bonusdays_naspukThere is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 USD you spend 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.  WATCH FOR AN EMAIL AND SAVE THE CODE.  

WHAT’S ON THE AUGUST BUFFET?  Featuring the Birds and Branches Bundle 2 cards alike.  Design your own white on white with a touch of Balmy Blue.  Special inside die cut makes the card applicable for many occasions. Oh and be sure to come pick up your HANDMADE FOR YOU holiday catalog.



SPECIALS THIS MONTH thru August 15th:    Spend $75 and get a free class or a $10 off coupon for your next order.   Please use the Hostess code when ordering.

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July 27th – August 15th

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you were inspired by these creative stampers. Register for the next one and be sure to give your opinion for how to handle COVID.

HaPpY Stampin’



Hey Stampers!!!

I am so excited that it is FINALLY happening –  time to get together again.    We have designed a little different buffet using both rooms and  1 kit per table so people can safely spread out.  Masks are optional…ON GUARD hand sanitizer will be available….tables will be cleaned with ON GUARD Cleaner Concentrate. We will be diffusing ON GUARD Oil.   We suggest you bring your own acrylic blocks, scissors and other supplies if you do not want to share the ones in the kits.  We are working on using pre-made kits  for those concerned about sharing supplies.  It will be absolutely necessary for you to let us know you are coming by July 5th so we prepare enough materials. If you haven’t already please Register here 


NEW CLASS: I will be teaching a class on using re-inkers to create a water color effect. If you have an acrylic block H be sure to bring it so you don’t have to wait for everyone to use one block.  (size 4 7/16 x 1 5/8).   Here are some cards I am working on with a variety of different color combinations.  We will be playing with my favorite-  the Forever Greenery Suite  on page 108 in the new catalog. We will be using the Forever Fern Stamp set for this project.  YOU MUST RESERVE A TEACHING SEAT FOR THIS PROJECT either by commenting  on this Blog or on the Facebook page and indicating that you want to participate in the class.  I will do 2 classes – one at 1:30  and one at 5:30. (TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)  Cost of the buffet is still $10 with a minimum of 5 cards.

OUR EFFORTS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING:  We have designed a little different buffet using both rooms and  1 kit per table so people can safely spread out.  Masks are optional…ON GUARD hand sanitizer will be available….tables will be cleaned with ON GUARD Cleaner Concentrate.. AND we will be diffusing ON GUARD Oil.   We suggest you bring your own acrylic blocks, scissors and other supplies if you do not want to share the ones in the kits.  We are working on using pre-made kits  for those concerned about sharing supplies.  It will be absolutely necessary for you to let us know you are coming by July 5th so we prepare enough materials. If you haven’t already please Register here 

SPECIALS THIS MONTH thru July 17th:  Spend $75 and get a Greenery embossing folder free.  (pictured in the circle above) Please use the Hostess code when ordering.

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June 29th – July 17th

I am so eager to see all of you again I can hardly wait!  Thanks for stopping by today…see you all in a few short weeks!

HapPy StamPin’!



Hey Stampers…
Just checking in during these interesting times. I am loving the quiet and slowed down pace of everything…how about you?  It’s reflective and refreshing and I refuse to walk in fear of that wicked virus from hell.  My craft room is a  busy little place.  How about yours? Aren’t we blessed to have a place to create and have fun…letting the cares of the world pass us by?  If you haven’t been taking advantage of your craft room supplies I encourage you to stop what you’re doing and go create a card or two.  AND I have a supply of a few things here if you run out and cant get what you need to finish a project….just email me…the mail is still working!!!
I was hoping we could get blooming  at the next buffet on April 10th with an exclusive early release from our new annual catalog. If not, what a great way to bring spring into your craft room. What do you think of these little creations? (Right out of the new 2020-2021 Catalog.)
Numbered from top left (1) to top right (2-3) and bottom (4)..Which is your favorite?
Please vote and comment on this blog so I know how many to prepare…and oh be sure to sign up for the buffet.  I am believing this social distancing quarantine will be over by then.  We have already deep cleaned our crafting space at the hotel with On Guard so we are disinfected.  IF NOT – I will be happy to mail you a kit of your favorite to work on – send me an email.  
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ORNATE GARDEN Suite Collection • 154153 $136.75 Suite collection includes one of each item listed below • Available in French

Ornate Thanks Bundle Photopolymer • 154115 $46.75

Ornate Style Bundle Cling • 154119 $52.00

Ornate Floral  3D Embossing Folder 152725 $9.00

Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack 152479 $7.00

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 152488 $15.00

Gilded Gems 152478 $7.0


MY SPECIAL through April 30th  

  • Order the entire ORNATE GARDEN suite collection and get and extra 15% off (I’ll send you a check)
  • Place a $75 order and get the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder FREE
  • Place a $50 order and get the guided Gems or Ornate Garden Ribbon Pack FREE

SALE-A-BRATIONcoming to a close on March 31st…be sure to get that Paper Pumpkin subscription for 3 -6 or 12 months and qualify for those free sale-a-bration items.

HOW’S YOUR CARD CHALLENGE COMING?A perfect time to finish your masterpiece…several of you took on the challenge at the last buffet. Depending on the social distancing regulations next month, we may be doing this one on line…so be sure to submit a picture of your finished work to me by email.  the I will do a osteoporosis so we can all vote.  

WANT A 2020-2021 CATALOG?   Be sure you have placed an order since July 2019 – MARCH 2020 and I will put you on the mailing list to receive one in the mail( playing it safe in case the social distancing rules continue for a while) .  Please comment below OR SEND ME AN EMAIL  if you are eligible and want a catalog.

Know that Gary and I are thinking of you and want to encourage you to stay positive and uplifted during this unprecedented time in our history.  Stay off the news – its filled with the spirit of death…move to the light and the spirit of life…. jump into your crafts…make something delicious to eat and praise God for taking care of us.  After all,  He takes care of the birds…why not you???  Send a card to encourage someone today!

Please use this hostess code when ordering on line


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Thanks for stopping by today…remember to comment on the things above and stay InKY!!!



Well a bit o’ Irish for sure…with a new design in the CREATIVE  CORNER for St. Patty’s Day!   If you don’t see what you are looking for just ask me…I will have some additional supplies that might strike your fancy!     Here are some ideas to chew on:


Additional card kits include those very cute bees (BTW -the beautiful Honey Bee paper is SOLD OUT!!! ),  paper piecing, lily pad sympathy  and butterflies returning for a last call, a special “looks like watercolor”  card technique, and maybe a graduation gift card holder with that flowering foils DSP that’s FREE for a qualified order.


RESERVE YOUR CARD – when you submit a review and comment on a card that I have specifically addressed in my post,  I will reserve that card for you.  Be sure to comment about what draws you to the card.  There are 2 of those cards on this buffet…coffee with a friend  and Happy Easter vellum card.

These cards will be especially prepared for those who followed my request…your name will be posted on the NEW CARD HOLDER.  Please only make one unless you specifically requested that I cut extra paper for you.  This is being put into place to make it easier for my on line viewers to find the page.  Many of you visit and see what’s happening with no response or a thumbs up.  That’s fine too but will not qualify you in the future to make the card.  There’s a method to my madness...and my goal is to get more viewers.  If you haven’t done this already, you can help by going to the site to rate Heartfelt Designs Page then  make your comment on the card posted.

You will see our NEW CARD HOLDERS  on all the kits…a new idea to keep sample cards clean, neat and for everyone to share without removing them – they will always be in the right place for all to see.  There may also be tips for the card posted to help you compete your card.


  • When you order on line by March 13th:    $50 order – receive a free silicone sheet from me;
  • $75 order – receive an embossing folder of your choice.
  • ALL precut card kits are on sale in March when you buy 3 or more they are only $2 each instead of $2.50.
  • ALL pre-cut paper packs reduced by 50 cents.

NEW HOSTESS CODE expires March 13th

Please use this hostess code when ordering on line:

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team    JOIN the fun and get the best deal of all!!! Click HERE.    HURRY time is running out and there is never a better time to get these deals.

  • Choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (anything you want!) and pay only $99.
  • FREE Shipping (10% savings!)
  • FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit ($21 value)
  • Save 20% or more off all future orders. 
  • Plus, here’s what you get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration:(only until March31st)                 
    • Package of 6” x “6 Designer Paper Sampler
    • Your choice of any stamp set from either catalog (Mini or Annual

Click HEREto Join my team.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I always appreciate your comments.

Have a wonderful week…see you Tuesday!  Not registered yet??? do it here


K& S Coffee House; What’s Coming in March?

Hello Stampers!

Hope you are enjoying the ALMOST SPRING sunshine and warm weather!  It’s gonna be an early spring for sure.

The Knapp Stout Coffee House in Downsville has a new espresso machine…some of you remember our first card classes there…such a great place and now Stephanie and her husband Christian have their own coffee roasting business “Scatterbrain Coffee”!  If you’re  a coffee drinker you should stop in for a cup of delicious, fresh brewed, organic coffee.  I decided to make a few coffee cards for the occasion. Eager to play with the Rise and Shine Reversible Cup Stamps from the SAB 2nd release brochure.   Interested in making some coffee cards at the next buffet?  Comment below so I know who you are.

Take a look at those Crepes.. “Our very own pan-crepes! Come see us this Sunday for this yummy bite… stuffed with mini cinnamon chips, strawberries, blueberries, whipped topping, and pure WI maple syrup.”

WHAT’S NEW ON THE BUFFET?  We will be playing with the Honey Bee Stamp Set and the Honeycombs in the FREE Golden Honey Special DSP.  

He’S BACK.….Bowman’s Goose all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day.  Isn’t he a riot? We’ve got a few more ideas for St. Patty’s day cards coming up on March 10th…a great “create your own” table.

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Are you registered yet?  Do it now so you don’t forget.  Come get your copy of the new Sale-a-Bration 2nd Release Brochure that begins March 3rd to 31st!  I can’t wait to show you the SO VERY VELLUM DSP.  We will be making cards with the FLOWERING FOILS DSP (see the video on our Facebook page).

Thanks for stopping by today… and thanks for leaving a comment so I know you’ve been here!


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Lovely Lily Pad Sympathy Card

Hi Stampers…

So happy some of you have watched the video I posted on how to use the Lovely Lily Pad Stamps and Dies on page 4-5  (FREE with qualifying purchase) – SAB catalog.  These products are FREE until March 31, 2020. I think the lily is perfect for a Sympathy stamp.  Be sure to register for the next buffet on Tuesday February 11th so you can make your own…a very simple design.  Come learn something new…how to use “reversible stamps” and how to “stamp off”!

Here is the card we will be making…be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!  How do you like the color combination?

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VIDEO          (Hope this link works!)

Here is the Product List which you may access at my on line store ... just click on the link





  • 20% OFF ANY ONE set or bundle when you place a $75 order from any current catalog.
  • 10% OFF ANY ONE set or bundle when you place a $50 order from any current catalog.

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Thanks for shopping at my on line store!

Have fun stampin’ on this snowy Sunday!!!







Hi Stampers…I’ve been working on some easy peasy note cards –  here are 2 sets of  blooms in Lipstick Red and Crushed Curry!  The two more involved cards we made last month will be back for those who didn’t get a chance to make them.  The little note cards have a cute dotted swiss bar embossed across the middle of the card…it makes the posies stand out.  My favorite is the Lovely Lipstick…how about you?

This stamp set is Free when you purchase $50 in product from any catalog.  The punch is also FREE when you purchase $100 in product.



Let’s get out of the winter doldrums and help others too…make a few cards and get them in the mail to shut ins, friends and family JUST BECAUSE.

EXTRA 10% OFF THIS WEEK!  Need something from the  mini-catalog to excite you? Take an extra 10% off any bundle in ANY CURRENT catalog.  I will send you a check for the 10% since the system does not recognize my sale prices.  That’s a double win as the bundles are already priced at 10% off … on top of that you get to choose a FREE item from the SAB (Sale-a-Bration) catalog when you spend $50 .  THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO BUY!!!  My special ends February 1st.

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I apologize for  the late publishing of the winners.  We had a huge class in January which makes it difficult to draw names – fun to have so many coming and going….besides,  I left the prizes at home…duh!  Meera and Gary had fun pulling the winning tickets!  Watch for your PRIZE e-mail: Holly, Willy, Sue, Joy,  Danette!!!


Are you resigetered for the next buffet..we have an added treat:  Lisa Tavares – will be doing Satin Hands in the adjoining room -open to the public and to all stampers.  Be sure to stop in for a sweet treat for your hands…instead of sugar,  treat your hands …you can stamp, cut, paste and create then get a special treatment for your hands.  

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“Come for a silky smooth hand treatment just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Enjoy additional hydration treatments to work on skin care wellness”

NEXT BUFFET REGISTRATION: Are you registered for the next buffet?  Do so here and bring a friend…save $5!  Just click on the link!  Every 2nd Tuesday – February 11th! Lots of new cards from the Handmade for you catalog – valentine, graduation, wedding, birthday, new baby, and more!

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NEW  CODE January 24th – February 14th


Have a great day and 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’!