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!

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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

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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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HELLO STAMPERS….  Today I want to feature some


ROSIE GIERTZ’s-Birthday card for her grandson includes a gift certificate insert. hese party animals are sure to liven up your crafting bonanza! The Birthday Bonanza Suite Bundle is perfect for birthday cards, treat bags, and parties for all ages. The clear stamps are easy to stamp in any color and cut out with the coordinating dies. Assemble adorable koalas, toucans, lions, banners, birthday presents, and balloons. The detailed birthday images, confetti patterns, and bright colors are suitable for so many occasions.

A unique crafter, KAREN FORD,  blesses us with this beautiful Valentine Box.  Karen’s signature is crumb cake, black, and  navy with all edges of her work softened by the sponging technique in gray.  This piece is really exquisite with velvet embossed DSP.  Take a peek inside and see how she creatively used this stamp case.

DAWN BAIER’s simply designed Thank You.  Dawn is our stamper with a HEARTFELT spirit , always grateful always helping others with design issues…she exudes kindness!

PAM LINK creatively designs the card kits and publishes them  on her facebook page monthly.

KATHLEEN MEYERSWELSCH shared her creative fun….good job on the Stamparatus with those musical bars.  Kathleen also deserves a shout for becoming a HOBBY DEMONSTRATOR this month.  What a wise decision to take advantage of all the Stamping’ Up has to offer during Sale-a-Bration




Pam Ford (Center), Kathleen Meyerswelsch,(left) Suzanne Grisez-Messa

So happy these smart stampers know how to take advantage of all that Stampin’Up offers.  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)  READ MORE ON MY FEBRUARY 9TH POST “YOU NEED TO KNOW!”

Thanks for stopping by today…stay warm!!




  • 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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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?

LilyPad sympathy

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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Have fun stampin’ on this snowy Sunday!!!






Good morning Stampers!!!

This is a loaded post so be sure to read to the bottom to get the best deal – my Valentine treat!!!

February 4-March 31 is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last.

February 4-March 31, 2020 is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here and scroll down for access to the informational flyers! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

REMEMBER:  They are only while supplies last so if you want them get them now! You can click here to learn all about them or watch the video posted below and see what is available. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase products that coordinate with our favorite products from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Only available for a limited time or while supplies last:
  • Nature’s Thoughts Dies [153586] $29.00
  • Special Day Dies [153587] $29.00
  • Ladybugs Dies [153588] $29.00
  • Sending Flowers Dies [153589] $27.00
  • Birthday Dies [153590] $27.00
  • Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper [153558] $11.50

Here is a Video link to help you see more….


PAPER PUMPKIN Subscription Information:

  • Subscribe for the February kit at paperpumpkin.com from January 11 to February 10, 2020.  (When you subscribe for 6 months NOW you can also take advantage of all the FREE products in the SAB catalog.  No need to start the subscription right away…you can cancel ANY month you choose)
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period.

About the February Kit

Kit details: Makes nine cards and envelopes   n Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” (10.8 x 14 cm)    Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4” (11.4 x 14.6 cm)     Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose, and Old Olive

Coordinating Product

The Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin kit coordinates perfectly with the Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308), which is available as part of Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion. Customers can get it for FREE by reaching the qualifying purchase amount of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020. See details below.

Happy Birthday to You Stamp Set (item 152308)

    • Includes 5 cling stamps
    • FREE with qualifying purchase of $50 usd/$60 cad by March 31, 2020
    • Suggested clear blocks: b, e, h
    • Located in the Sale-A-Bration brochure (p. 8)


JOIN IN ON THE FUN!!!  Do you want to pay full price or buy with a discount for EVERY stampin’ need??? How about this cute mini trimmer and a full pack of 6×6 DSP!!!  Come try it out at the February buffet.


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 to recycle).

I  have had lots of questions about joining and what it all means….So, here’s a recap of all of the goodies you’ll receive with the Starter Kit during Sale-A-Bration (through March 31):

  • Up to $125 in product of your choice
  • Any stamp set of your choice (up to $45 value)
  • 48-sheet 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler pack ($11.50 value)
  • Mini Paper Cutter ($26.50 value)
  • Standard Business Supplies Pack ($50 value)
  • Paper Pumpkin Kit ($22 value)
  • Free Shipping (10% of order – up to $28 value)

And here are my Top 10 reasons why buying the Starter Kit is the BEST DECISION EVER:

  1. Ultimate Bundle – For $99 (plus free shipping!) you get up to $208 worth of product of your choice during Sale-A-Bration. It’s a no-brainer!
  2. Discount – You’ll receive 20% off all purchases as a demonstrator (or 20% commission on sales)!
  3. Test Drive – You get to test-drive being a demonstrator through the next full quarter plus an additional month, so if you sign up today, that means through July 31, 2020 without doing another thing!
  4. Zero Obligation – There is no obligation to stay active and no penalty to drop. If you don’t meet the quarterly minimum of $300 in purchases or sales, you simply just become inactive after July 31, 2020.
  5. No Selling Required – You don’t need to teach classes, hold workshops, have a blog, or anything like that. You get to do you in your own creative world. 95% of demonstrators are hobbyists – we all signed up for the discount! There are many people who just order what they want and enjoy creating with it.
  6. Color & Product Coordination – Stampin’ Up!’s colors are second to none and all of their products coordinate. So you know that you can match your paper to your ink to your embellishments. It takes the guesswork out of creating, which, for this busy woman is essential!
  7. One-Stop Shop – Stampin’ Up! offers everything you need to create (well, except for chocolate!) and it gets delivered to your doorstep.
  8. See It First – You get to see catalogs first and pre-order products before they become available to everyone else!
  9. BEST UPLINE EVER:  For me the big benefit is belonging to a bigger picture…Amy Richel is my up line and she is just one of the best…her heart is bigger than you can imagine and she has regular meetings for all of us so we get to be part of a bigger picture.  She always has a project to share and brings back ideas, new catalogs, samples and more from On Stage events…she is also a trip winner and loves to share everything from her trips abroad.

Ready to give it a try?   I’d love to help you get more of what you want.  I have lots of business experience and if you really want to start a business I can help, too.  Just want to buy at 20% discount…that’s a great decision…you define your decision and there is NEVER any pressure.  You won’t really know unless you try it,..what do you have to lose?  CLICK HERE for information or contact me.



  • 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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NEW  CODE January 24th – February 14th


Thanks for shopping at my on line store!

Remember to sign up for NEXT BUFFET Tuesday February 11th…

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day.

HaPpY Stampin’!





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.

WINNER!!  WINNER!!!images


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.  

Sweetheart 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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Have a great day and HaPpY Stampin’




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.

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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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