Stamparatus Reservation Update

Did you miss getting to order the Stamparatus during the last Reservation period?  Well, Stampin’ Up! felt our pain and has made a few changes to the Reservation Process.  Here is the quote from the Demonstrator Website.  I did take out the parts that were only for Demonstrators.  Watch the Stamparatus Video at the end of this post.

“The results are in! The first Stamparatus reservation window reached its maximum number of reservations in just 15 minutes, which provided us with some very important information: You LOVE this new stamping tool! We couldn’t be more thrilled!  In fact, your response was so amazing that we’ve decided to make some important adjustments to the reservation process.”

“As was previously announced, the second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30.  However, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30.  So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!”

“Please note the following changes:

  • Beginning March 19, we will ship Stamparatuses in the order the reservations were received (first in, first out) and continue through the next few months and beyond as product arrives in our warehouse. Because shipment dates are based on manufacturing lead times, not all of the reservations made during the December 5–30 window will ship on March 19 (as was previously announced).
  • One reservation per customer.
  • Because we are not limiting the maximum number of reservations for the second window, we will not offer a third window. This is the last chance for you to reserve a Stamparatus before it becomes available in the 2018-2019 annual catalog.

“Please note what has not changed:

  • If you reserved one or more stamping tool(s) during the first reservation period, you may still order during the second window.
  • The reservation window will open at 2:00 PM (MT) on December 5.

“We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. “

Stampin’ Up! December Sale & Info

December 2017 Sale & Shipping InfoUpdated December 1st.
Here are some dates and things you need to know for December.

1.  Year-End Sales Event:  December 1-January 2.
We’re wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honor! Tomorrow you will be smiling over special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.  Look in My Online Store on the left sidebar for the Year End Sale.  There is also be a big picture you can click on to see what is available.  Remember that ALL Holiday Catalog Bundles will retire even if the individual parts will still be available.

2.  December 14th is the last day to order to get things in time for Christmas.  We all know that December is the busiest shipping month of the year and things always take longer to get where we want them to.  So place your Online Orders  early enough to get everything on time.

3.  Stamparatus Ordering.  December 5th Starts at 2:00 pm Utah Time.  The ordering period will go through December 30.  Your Stamparatus will be shipped to you after March 19th in the order your Reservation was received.  The Stamparatus will also be in the June Annual Catalog.  I was on the Leader 2 Leader (L2L) Group that helped develop it.  Hopefully I will get a chance to order mine December 11th!  I am sure I will have to be FAST when the time slot opens.

4.  Give a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription as a Gift!   Do you know someone who likes to craft?  Give them a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription as a gift for 1 month, 3, 6, or 12 months.  You will receive an email with a Redemption Code and directions on how to redeem the subscription for yourself or the lucky person getting the subscription.  It is quick.

Paper Pumpkin Kits include ALL the supplies to make the Project of the Month.  You will need basic tools such as scissors and a bone folder.  I do prefer to use my own adhesives though.

Redeem Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:
(NOTE: Even though this subscription is easy to redeem, I have had to help most people redeem their subscription.)
~Go to
~Click on a Subscribe button.  (There are two.  Choose either one of them.)
~Create an account with your (or the receiver’s) email address and a password.  (Please remember these!)
~Enter the name of the person receiving the subscription and shipping address where the kit will be sent.
~Payment information is not required if you are redeeming a prepaid code.
HOWEVER, if you want to order more than the ONE kit for a certain month OR continue to receive kits AFTER your prepaid subscription ends, then enter your payment information. You can also go into your account later and add the information.  By providing your payment information, you are giving us permission to bill your credit card for the ongoing subscription once your prepaid period is complete.

Merry Christmas!

Black Friday-Cyber Monday SALE

Do you like Sales?  Here are TWO ways to SAVE 50%!

Embossing Paste Class

35 minutes of video showing you step by step so you will be successful and your projects will look great!

Membership Site.  After payment you will be led to a Registration Page where you will choose a Username and Password.  Please email me if you have problems registering.  I can manually register you.

Regular Price is $20.  NOW $10!

2.  Creative Techniques

Learn TWO Techniques every month on the second and fourth Fridays.  We are up to 66 Techniques and you have access to ALL of them.  The Embossing Paste Class is also a Creative Technique!
Cyber Monday Sale

~Each Technique has at least one video showing you step by step how to do the Technique.
~The post also contains tips and things to remember.
~There is also a supply list.  Most Techniques can use a variety of stamps, ink colors, Framelits, Thinlits, and Embossing Folders.  Some require specific supplies such as Cardstock Vellum or Border Dies (for the Techniques pictured above).
~Membership Site.  After payment you will be led to a Registration Page where you will choose a Username and Password.  Please email me if you have problems registering.  I can manually register you.
~You will also be signed up to receive an email when each NEW Technique comes out.

Regular Price is $10 a month.  NOW $1  Seven-day trial, then $5 each month.

Online Extravaganza coming SOON!

November 20-26.  Online Extravagnaza!

Online Extravaganza Nov 20-26Do you like Sales and Discounts?  Come join in Stampin’ Up!’s SALE of the Year!   I know you want to plan out your shopping and get great deals for Christmas Gifts and for yourself!  Here is the Full List if you are just too excited to read the rest of the post.  😉

LOTS of Stamps at 20% off ONLY on Monday, November 20th.

Select Items at 10-50% off. 

Other Deals include: 
~past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Refills,
~Cellophane Bags,
~Thinlits and Framelits,
~Baker’s Twine,
~Watercolor Pencils,
~Embossing Folders-Dynamic and Regular,
~Enamel Shapes,
~Electic Paper Clips,
~Glitter and
~In Color Acrylic Glitter Shapes.

Get the Full List HERE!  Click on the picture below for the pdf.

Check out My Online Store on Monday, November 20 and see all your choices!  There should be a big picture you can click on to get to the Sale products.

NEW Stamparatus-Reserve Yours!

November 16-30.  Reserve Your Stamparatus!

Stampin’ Up! now has a Stamp Positioning Tool called the Stamparatus!

I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to talk about it!  Stampin’ Up! is having a Reservation System for this to prevent backorders and frustration.  Reserve your Stamparatus between November 16-30.  Stampin’ Up!’s manufacturer will then make all the Stamparatuses reserved.  When they are ready-around February 1st-you will need to close your order.  Your credit card will be charged when you close your order.  At that time you can add additional items to your order if you want.  Your Stamparatus will ship approximately February 1st.

There are THREE Reservation Windows available.

Customers can order ONE Stamaparatus per Reservation Window.  Yes, you can order ONE each time.  The Stamparatus will be in the Annual Catalog June 2018.
~November 16-30, 2017.  Available to Ship approximately February 1, 2018
~December 5-30, 2017.  Available to Ship approximately March 18, 2018
~January 15-30, 2018.  Available to Ship approximately April 15, 2018

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s Clear Mount red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible, adjustable plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD

How do I reserve one?

Just click on the picture below for a tutorial.  I understand the Online Ordering Website will be updated Thursday, November 16 to allow for you to reserve your Stamparatus.

As a member of the Leader to Leader (L2L) Team that has worked on this for several years I am excited it is finally ready and I can talk about it!  As a member of the L2L Team I can order mine December 11th and it will be shipped right away so I WILL HAVE MINE BEFORE Christmas!!!  Expect some videos the week after Christmas showing how to use it.

Remember to click the picture above for the How to Reserve My Stamparatus tutorial.  Follow the instructions and be EXCITED!!

4 HOURS until the 12 Days of Christmas!!

12 Weeks of ChristmasOnly 4 HOURS until the 12 Weeks of Christmas begins! At 1:00 pm Arizona Time the first project will be sent out to all my Newsletter Subscribers!

Every Wednesday there will be either a card, gift, bag, tags, or a wrap to help you get ready for Christmas.

How can you get access to these wonderful Christmas projects?

Subscribe to my Newsletter.  It is that simple.  If you sign up NOW you will have access to ALL TWELVE projects!!  The form is just below.

48 Hours to the 12 Weeks of Christmas

12 Weeks of ChristmasOnly 48 HOURS until the 12 Weeks of Christmas begins!

Every Wednesday there will be either a card, gift, bag, tags, or a wrap to help you get ready for Christmas.

How can you get access to these wonderful Christmas projects?

Just Sign up for my Newsletter before 1pm tomorrow..  It is that simple.  If you sign up NOW you will have access to ALL TWELVE projects!! The signup form is below.  Do it NOW before you get distracted!

1 Week until the 12 Weeks of Christmas Starts!

12 Weeks of ChristmasOnly ONE WEEK until the 12 Weeks of Christmas begins!

Every Wednesday there will be either a card, gift, bag, tags, or a wrap to help you get ready for Christmas.

How can you get access to these wonderful Christmas projects?

Just Subscribe to my Newsletter.  It is that simple.  If you sign up NOW you will have access to ALL TWELVE projects!!

2017 Holiday Catalog

You can now Order from the NEW 2017 Holliday Catalog!!  Click on the picture above to see the catalog PDF.  Want a paper copy of the catalog?  Please contact me for one.

Make sure you have a Wish List or paper, pen, and towel with you when looking at the catalog.  You will want to write down all the FUN things you want to play with.  You may need the towel to wipe your drool so it doesn’t ruin your catalog.  😉

Start shopping HERE!

Enjoy creating for the Fall and Winter Holidays!

Crafting Together

My grandson came over Monday for part of his “Before School Starts Grandma Date.”  We went out to lunch first, then he wanted to come over and make cards for his teachers.  School starts today for him.  So I made the Newsletter Projects and he made 3 Teacher Cards which he designed and made all by himself for his Science Teacher, Reading, and Math Teacher.
Teacher Cards
Here are the cards I made.  If you want access to the instructions, please sign up for my Newsletter in the sidebar to your right OR from the Tab at the top, and get FREE Access to this Membership Site.  You will need to register with a username and password after you sign up.
August Newsletter Project CardsHappy Card Making with Family and Friends!

How to Redeem Your Bonus Days Coupon Codes

Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 Bonus to spend in AugustYou can Redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes until August 31!  Remember each code is worth $5 in FREE merchandise of your choice!  So get out your Wish List and follow these steps to redeem your coupon codes.

First:  Find the email(s) with your Coupon Codes.

Step 1.  Add merchandise to your Online order.

Step 2.  Click the Manage Coupon Codes Button.  Enter your coupon code in the Manage Coupon Codes box and click Apply.  Repeat this step if you have multiple codes.  Yes, you can use all your codes in the same order.

Step 3. If you want to remove a coupon code, click Remove Item.

Step 4.  You will see the discount applied on the order review screen.

Now try to be patient until your order arrives so you can play with all YOUR NEW toys!

Click HERE if you want to see these steps with screen shots of what to do on a printable pdf.

Enjoy your FREE Toys!!

Today’s Technique Class

We learned several Techniques at today’s Technique Class.  You can have access to the videos if you subscribe to The Creative Techniques Corner HERE:

The first card uses the Marbling Technique (CT54) and the Lovely Friends stamp set #143763, the Seasonal Layers Framelits #143751, and Pearls #144219.
Marbling Technique Card

This second card uses the Emerging Color Technique (CT55) and the Confetti Celebration stamps  (Wood Mount #141510, Clear Mount #142034), and the Floral Phrases stamp set (Wood Mount #141764, Clear Mount #141767)
Emerging Color Technique CardSo, please check out the Creative Techniques Corner (link found in the Virtual Classroom)!  There is even a $1 Trial.

Christmas in July!

Join NOW and get FREE gifts!

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, we will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20)! With so many basic items provided for you, you will be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!  You will also be able to join in on the Holiday Catalog Preorder in August!  Get all the NEW things from the Holiday Catalog up to 1 month before the public!!


  • This offer is good for any recruit who joins during the month of July, including former demonstrators.
  • All Starter Kit orders must be submitted by 11:59 PM (MT) on July 31 to be eligible for this promotion.
  • Recruits may not exchange their Essential Gift Pack items for other products, including stamp sets.
  • Please note: The Essentials Gift Pack will automatically be added to the Starter Kit. You don’t have to do anything extra to get it.

What are the perks of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?
1.  You can get at least a 20% discount on everything you order, both for yourself and friends!  You can get a larger discount if you choose to sell more.
2.  Earn extra Flex Points when you meet the NEW Demonstrator Goals.
You can order products one month before the public!  The Annual Catalog Preorder has a list of items to choose from including the NEW In Colors.  You can preorder anything you want from the Holiday and Occasions catalogs.
3.  You can earn some extra money to help pay for your Stampin’ Up! products, to pay bills, or extra things for your family.  Yes, you will have to work to do this.  But you also get to play too!  And make new friends!
4.  Earn extra Flex Points when you meet the NEW Demonstrator Goals.  You can also earn Flex points for meeting other requirements.  Use your Flex Points to pay for select merchandise, prepaid gift cards, and the Incentive Trip.  The trip this summer is Thailand, next year is Alaska!  (Trips are earned the year before.  To earn the Alaska trip you must meet the requirements by September 30, 2017.)
5.  Attend On Stage and learn more about running your Stamping Business and get LOTS of inspiration!  There is also Prize Patrol where you can get FREE NEW products!  You can also participate in an exclusive preorder before Demonstrators that do not attend On Stage.  On Stage in November will be in Salt Lake!
5.  You will have access to Stampin’ Connection (You know-all those pins you want to see but cannot), and Demonstrator only Facebook groups with LOTS of ideas to inspire you and help your business grow.
6.  You will also have me to help you whether you want to a Hobby Demonstrator (just to get the discount) or build a small business (a little amount of time) or make it a career (Full time)!  I will help you with your first class or party.  I will be there to answer your questions.  I have a blog with lots of projects on.  You will also have FREE access to a special membership site which includes my Creative Techniques Corner – NEW Technique Videos twice a month!  This will give you an opportunity to learn to things so you can teach others.

What are the requirements to remain an Active Demonstrator?
1.  If you want to sign up with me, you need to reside in the US or be a member of the US Military or a dependent.
2.  Have a total in Sales of $300 per quarter.  This amount does not include shipping and taxes on orders.  It DOES include your orders and other orders placed through you and your Online Store (if you choose to have one).
3.  There is no penalty if you choose to not be an Active Demonstrator.  You just stop ordering.  I will be sad and miss you though.

So How do I signup?
You sign up HERE:
I would recommend choosing your $125 in products first.
You will need a credit or debit card.
Click the “Join” Tab for more information.
Contact me if you have any questions.
I look forward to meeting you and having some FUN together!

Bonus Days are Here Again!

Spend $50 in July and earn a $5 Bonus to spend in August
Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31!

Now is the perfect time to get some of the products on your Wish List!  Earn a $5 coupon to spend in August for every $50 you spend in July!


  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion-both Online and local orders placed with me-excluding Starter Kits.

Contact Me if you have any questions.  Click on the Contact Me tab above.

My NEW Toys!

Here is what I really got when I ordered June 1st.  It arrived at my house last week.  But since I was still at my parent’s house I opened it yesterday.

My NEW In Color productsInk Pads: Powder Pink, Berry Burst
2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers #144033
Ink Refills: Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig
Card Stock: Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide
2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217
2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes #144218

NEW Bundles, Stamps, Framelits, PunchClimbing Orchid Photopolymer Bundle #145334
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle #145348
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle #145301
Label Me Pretty Wood Mount Bundle #145304, Clear Mount #145305
Crafting Forever Wood Mount stamp set #143955, Clear Mount #145958
Wood Crate Framelits #143730  (I got this FREE!!)
Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774 (I got this FREE also!!)

NEW Papers, Ribbons, KitSoft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit #145466
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144193  coordinates with 2017-2019 In Colors
Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon #144198
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon #144116
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon #144199
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals 1/4″  #144108  (I ordered 5 packs of these!)
Memories & More Color Theory Card Pack #144210 (52 double-sided cards in 3 sizes, 2 card stock sticker sheets, 4 printed acetate cards

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my NEW Toys….. I mean, Craft Supplies.  Look for projects using these in the next month.

Today is the Day!

We can start ordering from the NEW Catalog Today!!  I placed my order at 10:30 this morning!

I have updated the following pages:
~Current Catalogs:  Download the catalog pdf.  Links to other NEW Catalog resources.
~Current Promotions:
~~Ends June 10th.  Paper Pumpkin 25% off for three months for first time subscribers.
~~Ends June 30th.  We {Heart} Hosts!  Earn an extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying order.  So get some friends together and have some fun!  Contact me for details.

CLICK HERE to go to my Online Store.


My Top Choices for the NEW Catalog

We can order from the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog starting at noon tomorrow (Utah Time), June 1st!  All ordering will be unavailable from midnight tonight until noon tomorrow Utah Time.  I will also be posting the NEW Catalog pdf tomorrow morning.
Here are some of the top three things in each category that are on MY WISH LIST!!  It will take me a while to get them all.  I will let you know what I order next week.

Be aware that some items may sell so quickly that the supply runs out and will be put on backorder.  So if there is anything you just cannot wait to get, order shortly after Noon Utah Time.


HERE is a copy of a Wish List you can print off and write on.
~If your Wish List is REALLY long use this Long Wish List to print on both sides of your paper.  😉
~If your Wish List is SUPER Long you might consider joining so you can get at least a 20% discount on everything you order.   Choose $125 in merchandise for just $99.  Email me if you have questions.

Would you like your OWN paper copy of the catalog?  Just add it to your order  #146113  $5  OR if you place an order with me and let me know you need a catalog I will send one to you after I get some.

page 12  Love Today Planner Kit  #144257  $37.  Refill Kit  #145386  $27

page 20 Orchid Builder Bundle includes Orchid Builder Framelits  #145334  $46.75
page 27 Label Me Pretty Bundle includes Pretty Label Punch   Wood #145304  $36.75, Clear #145305  $31.50
page 159 Wood Words Bundle includes Wood Crate Framelits  Wood #145315  $54, Clear #145316  $46.75

page 187  Wood Textures  6″ x 6″  #144177  $10
page 189  Delightful Daisy  12″x 12″  #144137  $11
page 189  Birthday Memories  12″x12″  $11

page 196  Glitter Enamel Dots  #144200  $7
page 197  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes  #144218  $8.50
page 197  2017-2018 In Color Bitty Bows  #144217  $8.50

page 198  1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon  $7 each in four color choices.
page 199 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon $7 each in three color choices
page 198  1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon  $7 each in three color choices.

page 201  Use these together.
Embossing Paste #141979  $8
Palette Knives #142808  $5
Pattern Party Decorative Masks #144103  $6

page 203 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108  $4
page 203  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106  $10

page 206 Decorative Ribbon Border  #143721  $16
page 206  Starburst  #143717  $18
page 206  Daisy #143713  $18  Estimated availability June 26th.

page 211  Layered Leaves  #143704  $9
page 211  Ruffled #143699  $10
page 211  Pinewood Planks  #143708  $10

All the Framelits and Thinlits I want are included in Bundles and I want almost all of the ones I don’t have!

You can choose these when your order is $150 or more.
page 221  Feathery Friends  Wood #144032  $16, Clear #144037  $12
page 223  Tranquil Tulips  Photopolymer #143767  $10

page 192  I am looking at some of the Card Packs for $10 each.

Stampin’ Up! donates $3 with the purchase of each set.
page 233  Sharing Sweet Thoughts  Wood #144048  $29, Clear #144051  $21

Hope you have as much fun drooling through…. oops!  I mean looking through the catalog and deciding what to buy to play with as I have had.……  Now to wait until noon tomorrow to order.  (I will actually be ordering at the end of next week so my things will get there after I arrive home.)

Eastern Palace Bundles available TODAY!

The Eastern Palace Starter and Premier Bundles are available TODAY, May 1st, through May 31st, 2017!  Check out the last two weeks posts for project ideas.  I am away from home so I packed the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle, adhesives, two additional stamp sets, and a few Framelits as that is all that would fit in my suitcase.  So you will be seeing lots of projects made with these supplies until I get back home.  Click on the photos to go to the specific bundle in My Online Store.

If you order one of the Bundles from me I will share some project ideas using the Premiere Bundle with you.


Available May 1-31, 2017


available May 1-31, 2017

Available May 1-31, 2017

I hope you enjoy the Eastern Palace Bundle as much as I have!