Category Archives: Announcement

Framed Art – Christmas Style

The great thing about cardmaking is you can use your materials for other things.  Don’t you love making things for your home.  This framed art piece was a recent class I had.  All you need is the basics (stamps, paper, & ink).



  • Barn Door, Christmas Magic, Merry Patterns, Merry Little Labels, More Great Greetings,


  • Stazon Black, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Stampin’ Write Markers


  • 12×12 Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver, Gold Glitter,
  • Dashing Along DSP, Merry Little Christmas DSP,


  • Snowflake punch, Basic Black Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Barn Door Framelits, 12×12 frame

Please use Host Code (see front page left corner)  when shopping online and your order will come directly to you.

Order by clicking this link, email me ( and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!


CLING Stamps


Cling stamps were first introduced in Japan beginning with Stampin’ Up!’s  2018-2019 annual catalog. The Cling stamp line has been a smashing success. Stampin’ Up! is excited to offer cling stamps in all other markets beginning with the 2019 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Wood-mount stamp set sales have been steadily declining for several years. Stampin’ Up! research and sales teams took this and several other factors into consideration before discontinuing wood-mount stamps. 

During the transition, be sure to view product details carefully both in publications (each stamp type is identified with an icon) and when placing orders to note the stamp medium.

  • Beginning with the 2019 occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure, all new stamp sets will be available either in cling (for red rubber stamps) or photopolymer.
  • Stamps in the 2018-2019 annual catalog will continue to be available in clear-mount, wood-mount, or photopolymer.
  • Red rubber stamp sets (clear-mount or wood-mount) in the annual catalog that will be carrying over will transition to cling with the 2019-2020 annual catalog. 
  • In 2019-2020 annual catalog, clear-mount and wood-mount stamps* will no longer be available. The only exception is background stamps in North America only, which will still be available in wood-mount.

Labeling cling stamps is a slightly different process than you may be used to. It is important to follow the steps below to assemble cling stamps. Each cling stamp case will also include labeling instructions.

Note: Once you place the label on the stamp, it is adhered permanently. Attempting to remove or adjust the label will damage the stamp’s foam.
  • Remove the paper backing from the label.
  • Remove your selected stamp from the rubber sheet and remove the paper backing from the stamp.
  • Line up the foam side of the stamp with the image label, then press it evenly to adhere it to the label. Make sure it is correctly positioned before you adhere it to the stamp.
  • Remove the stamp and its newly-affixed image label from the label sheet.
  • Place the stamp on an acrylic block to begin stamping.

Best Practices

To remove the stamp from the block, grasp securely near the image label and remove slowly. (Cling stamps stick so well that if they are not carefully removed from the block, the foam can tear.) To clean the labels, simply rinse under running water. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners.

Here’s a video which will provide you more information.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin’ Rewards Program

Simple and flexible.  Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Rewards offer ways to earn FREE products starting with a product order of $150 or more (total before shipping and tax).  Stampin’ Rewards are available with on-line orders, too!

Stampin’ Rewards are based on the total amount spent in any single order.  For example, once you spend $150 on your favorite items, you’ll get an extra 10% ($15 in this case) to apply to more products of your choosing.  The more you spend, the more you get!  Spend $450 or more and you’ll also get one item at 50% off regular price.  You’ll find more information when you checkout online.  Watch for the CLAIM REWARDS button as your cart total increases


  • Earn Stampin’ Rewards and redeem them as you wish.
  • Choose ANY current Stampin’ Up! products, PLUS 10% off bundles and email me
  • Promotional products (for example, Sale-A-Bration) are excluded.
  • With a product total of $450 or more, get 50% off one full-priced item.
  • The more you spend the more Stampin’ Rewards you earn.
  • If you have any questions about the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Rewards Program, please email me for a prompt answer.


September 2018 Deals & Promotions

Welcome to a new month!  I am happy to let you know that Stampin’ Up! has come up with some great deals for your crafting needs.

Double, Double Toil & Trouble

You must sign up for Paper Pumpkin by September 10th to receive this great kit. If the box is any indication of the contents, next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit looks spook-tacular! 🕷️🕸️ 

Dashing Along Host Promotion

Hosting a holiday catalog event is always fun—and we’ve made it even more delightful with our exciting Dashing Along Host Promotion. If you host a party with $250 in sales from September 1–30, you’ll earn our FREE, exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper.

Host Promotion Details

  • Promotion period: September 1–30
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper is exclusive to the host promotion and will not be available after September 30.
  • In order to qualify, the event merchandise total must reach $250 USD (before shipping and handling).
  • One package of Designer Series Paper may be redeemed per qualifying order, with no limit on how many packages of Designer Series Paper can be earned.
  • Customer or Workshop, and online orders qualify.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be redeemed using Stampin’ Rewards. Customers will receive this FREE gift with a qualifying order in addition to any Stampin’ Rewards they may earn.
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper may not be exchanged for other paper.


  • Phone: September 28, 2018 at 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Online: September 30, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Bonus Days

You earned them in August, now it’s time to spend them in September.

Bonus Days Redemption Instructions

Host Code

New month means new Host Code.  Please use Host Code GKJ2HPSQ for orders less than $150 when shopping online and your order will come directly to you.  More information about Host Codes can be found by clicking this here

Order by clicking this link, email me ( and I can place the order for you, or give me a call (651-260-6884). I would be happy to help you!

Happy Stamping!


Holiday Catalog 2018

The unveiling of any Stampin’ Up! Catalog is a highly anticipated event.  With that in mind, this post contains information about our Holiday Catalog and how to obtain your FREE copy which becomes active on September 5. 

Here’s the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Cover


Shop the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog while you wait!

Check out the beautiful cover.  Like all our other catalogs you will find unique stamps, dies, punches, papers, ready to assemble kits, and fun embellishments to help your create and deliver beautiful cards and packages to all your family and friends!

In addition, the Holiday Catalog is also filled with gorgeous samples to inspire you with “Quick & Easy” projects for stress free holidays and “You Can Make It Projects” that feature a shopping list of all the products you need to recreate them!

Best thing about the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs is the Bundle & Save items.  These items are paired items at a 10% discount!  Who doesn’t like a bargain?  However, the Bundle & Save 10% discount is only available in the catalog that the product debuts in – so be sure to get in on the Bundle & Save before it’s gone!

How to get your FREE copy of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

You can download your FREE PDF by clicking the image on the right side of this page.

If you would like a FREE copy of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog sent directly to you, you have options:

  • Send me an email (  I will need your name and address to complete this request.
  • Send me an email to place an order through me after the Holiday Catalog goes live September 5th and I will add a FREE copy to your order when I place your order
  • Place an online order (go to header and click on SHOP) and I will send you a FREE a catalog.  Please be sure to NOT mark your order “no contact” or I will be unable to fulfill my promise!

Happy Stamping!