My new Facebook page – SU display boards and a Fan Special deal

While I work on writing up blog posts for some projects I’ve done recently, I wanted to share my recent labor of love – a new Facebook page.  I’ve set up a page on facebook at a place to share pictures, promotions, and make it easy for others to share their projects as well.  I’d love for you to check it out.  Right now it has a couple photos posted that will be making their way onto the blog soon but you can get an early look by visiting my Facebook page.   I’ve also posted photos of more convention display boards on the page as well.

While you are there, become a fan to be eligible for special deals and get samples and information as it comes out.  Once I have 25 fans, I can make the web address for this page much easier to find; so I’d love it if you were willing to be my fan. 

Visit me on Facebook!

Facebook Fan Special

To thank folks for helping me get to 25+ fans, I’m offering a special from now until 8/19.  I’m offering this special to anyone who has become a fan of my facebook page.  Simply place an order of $25 or more and receive the new Antique Brads FREE!  That’s a $5.95 value for free just for becoming a fan.  For example, love the vintage look – try the new Crochet Trim ribbon and the Distressing Kit and get Antique Brads FREE!  Thats a $33 value for $27.  Email me to take advantage of this special offer!

Crochet Trim

Distressing Essentials Kit

Free Antique Brads


See a sample using some of these items in this post –


Find your favorites with Designer Paper and a massive Ribbon Share

Now that you’ve had a chance to see the new catalog, you’ve probably noticed there are lots of fabulous new papers and ribbons available.  If you are like me, you have a hard time choosing which pack of paper or which spools of ribbon to get, especially without seeing it in person.  Well now is your chance to get it all without spending it all!  I’m offering DSP and ribbon shares to allow folks to try a little of everything.

DSP Share

In the DSP share, you will get a 6×6 double sided piece of every new basic and specialty DSP paper in the catalog (not including the prints packs).  Instead of spending over $160 to play with all the new designs, this share will get you a big enough piece to use in multiple projects for only $25 shipped priority mail to you.  Email me at to reserve your spot.

This share includes the following papers:

Blueberry Crisp
Elegant Soiree
Greenhouse Gala
Jolly Holiday
Lap of Luxury
Love Letters
Nursery Suite (die cut paper)
Pawsitively Prints 2
Play Date
Presto Patterns (white gloss on white)
Sunny Garden
Sweet and Sour (glossy paper)
Wicked Fun (flocked paper)
Woodland Walk

Ribbon Share

With the ribbon share, I’m offering 3 options:

1.  I want it all! – Get 1-1.5 yards of every ribbon in the catalog (the crochet ribbon would be .5 yds).  That is enough ribbon to let you experiment with all of the different colors and textures on a number of cards and projects.  Shares are $65 shipped priority to you, which is a savings of over $550 if you bought them all new!

I want it all Share

2.  In Color share – Get 3 yards of the 1/2” Poly Stitched Ribbon in each of the 5 In Colors.  Shares are $10 plus shipping

In Color Share

3. 1/8” Taffeta share – Get 2 yards of the 1/8” taffeta ribbon in all 13 colors in the catalog.  Shares are $16 plus shipping

Taffeta Share

If you are interested in multiple shares I will happily combine shipping.  Contact me today at to reserve you spot!

Why I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator – $99 starter kit, sneak Peeks, and more!

While I sit here and try to not stare at the front door waiting for the UPS guy to show up with my new catalog and pre-order items, I thought I would share the great deal that is being offered in June for joining Stampin’ Up! – the $99 Starter kit that includes sneak peek items!

First, why I love being a demonstrator:

  1. Doing what I love to do and getting paid for it!  20% commission(discount) on all orders – 30% off your first order
  2. Exciting previews and sneak peeks when new products come out.  Like today when I get my new stuff in the mail!
  3. TONS of resources for project ideas, technique training, business resources, style watches, and inspiring stories for how to do what you love and help yourself and others while doing it.
  4. The family that is SU demos.  I’m serious when I say, everyone is so helpful and friendly that it really is like having a huge international family that you can lean on when life is up and when you need help.
  5. Fun events like group meetings, convention, regionals, swap events.

I really do love what I do and love sharing it with others!

If you have thought about joining SU, June is the perfect time to do it – especially with the new $99 starter kit which includes new sneak peek items.  What’s included (though you can make substitutions for like items of equal or lesser value)  :

  • Watercolor Trio stamp set (wood-mount)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (clear-mount)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Homemade single stamp (sneak peek item!)
  • Whisper White card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • New Brights Collection assorted card stock (8-1/2″ x 11″) (sneak peek item!)
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad (sneak peek item!)
  • Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic Black 1/8″ taffeta ribbon (sneak peek item!)
  • New Color Coach (sneak peek item!)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • box of 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogs
  • box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs (delivered in the beginning of July)
  • Business supplies

Have any questions about what its like being a demo or how to sign up?  Contact me at or learn more online.

The Stampin’ Up! Last Chance list is here!

Its that time of year again when we have to bid a fond farewell to many favorite stamps and accessories.  This year is even bigger than ever with the big Color Renovation happening, lots of accessories, paper, and ink are retiring to make way for the exciting new colors coming on July 1st. 

Check out to see if your favorites are soon to be retiring and remember – All items on the retiring accessories list are while supplies lastSo, if your favorites are retiring, order fast to be sure you can stock up.

Last Chance Stamps –

see the full retiring stamp list here


Last Chance Accessories –
Notice that some items are 25-50% off!

see the full retiring accessory list here

Order online today to get all your favorites before they are gone forever!

Over 20 new items now in the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack

I just saw that Stampin’ Up! has added even more fabulous retired items to the online clearance rack.  Some of these items are such amazing deals at up to 60% off that I had to quickly share them with you.  Check out all the great deals online.  I’ll be back again soon with more project shares but had to spread the word of these great deals. 

Hurry and get your favorites before they are sold outSee it all online in the Clearance Rack.

A New Mini Catalog plus free brads and more

Summer Mini Catalog: May 1 - Aug 31

Well, May is here and that means that the new Summer Mini has been released.  Boy is it a doozy this time!  With something for everyone, there are great products for scrapbooking, vintage, new punches, awesome new accessories, papers, stamps and more. 

As a bit of a punch junkie, one of the items I had to order was the new Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack.  That’s right, punch PACK… where you get three small punch shapes that not only coordinate with a stamp set but also with some new clear Bitty Buttons.  How cool is that?!?  I’ll be pulling those out to play with this week.  So, while I’m working on some samples to share with you all, I wanted to also share some cool promotions going on this month.


Free brads – Celebrate National Scrapbooking month!  Love fun brads to accessories your scrapbooking and card projects?  Well, for the month of May, purchase select stamp sets and receive a FREE package of designer brads.  Check out the flyer for all the details.

Free stamps and more – Ever thought of starting your own business or just having access to tools, ideas, and a great discount for your own crafting hobby?  Well, Stampin’ Up! may be the perfect opportunity for you.  With such a supportive community, lots of awesome resources to learn new tips, tricks, and ideas, and a chance to not only earn 20% of everything you buy or sell but to grow your love into a fun home business.  I love being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would love to answer any questions you have about if it is the right thing for you. 

If you are ready to join the Stampin’ Up family, sign up through my online website (passcode is “stampingplace”) or contact me to get started.  Right now, not only is Stampin’ Up going to send you two awesome Workshop WOW DVDs with great ideas and techniques but I’m going to sweeten the deal a little.  As I mentioned above, during May, when you purchase certain stamp sets you get FREE brads.  Well, sign up to join my Stampin’ Up! team this month and I’ll GIVE you your stamp set for FREE as well.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Get Connected Promotion plus upcoming events

I suddenly realized that I hadn’t shared with you all the latest promotion from Stampin’ Up!  I don’t know about you, but I am always one for a deal and so I had to be sure you all knew about the latest deal from SU.  From now until April 30th, every $40 you spend from the new Occasions Mini catalog earns you free stamps!  How awesome is that.  I love it when I can get cool free stuff just for buying what I want anyway.  🙂  In this case, you have your choice of any of the under $10 stamps in the back of the catalog or one of the under $10 mini note kits.  I think those are definitely the best deal because you get stamps, note cards, envelopes, AND an ink spot… all Free!  If you host a workshop, every $150 worth of orders gets you another free stamp or note kit.  That could add up to a lot of free stuff. 🙂 So, here are the pretty pictures and details:


Peruse all the super cute new items


Spend $40 in the occasions mini and get anything on this page free!


If you live in Portland, I’d love to have you join us for one of the classes in April.  Email me for all the details.

BigShot Night – April 7th 7pm.  The first Tuesday of each month I host a technique night.  This month we will playing with the BigShot die cutting machine.  The BigShot can cut out over 50 different types of materials in fun shapes plus create embossed patterns and textures on your standard paper and cardstock.  Try it out and make a couple projects and samples.  RSVP with your $5 supply fee.


Glass Etching with the BigShot – April 19th   2pm.  Create beautiful etched glass items from your home quickly and easily using the BigShot.  We will be using the BigShot to cut out the shapes that will then be etched on to your own glass.  I’ll provide all the supplies including a glass.  RSVP with your $10 supply fee by April 15th.


Card Night – April 27th  6:30 pm.  Whether you are a card making pro or just starting out, come join us for laughter and fun as we make 4 cards using different stamps and fun embellishments. RSVP with your $8 supply fee by April 23rd.