Card Maker’s Class

This week is my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  If you live local to me come join me and make some cards this month.  I have this class set up at the end of the month so that you can make your cards and have them ready to go for the following month.  There is always an assortment to choose from.  And this month I’ll be including a couple of choices for Valentine’s Day too.  There are always Birthday cards to choose from – here is a new one for this month.


This one uses the new Picture Perfect Party Suite of Products in the new Occasions Catalog.

  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series paper
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots

plus the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s a fun party card perfect for a Birthday.

I hope you’ll join me this week.  See all the details here on my events calendar.

Have a great day!




Celebrate You!

Have you seen all the fun items you can earn FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion?  This annual promotion runs through the end of March.  With a $50 product order you can earn FREE products.  And this year they added a second tier level.  So with a $100 order you can get some special new items for FREE!  There are 2 level 2 choices – one is a beautiful stamp set and the other is a set of Thinlits.  Let me show those to you today.


The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are one of your level 2 choices and I used the Celebrate on this card.  The Thinlits coordinate with the Amazing You stamp set – that’s where the word YOU comes from on this card.  But there is also a die in the set with the word YOU.  Plus a third die that says amazing.  I love the word dies – they make quick and easy cards.

I did use one more Sale-A-Bration choice on this card and that’s the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  But this card would be fun with any designer paper and color combination.

Watch this quick video showing the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.

I’ve been planning to blog all week and I just haven’t gotten to it.  My house is a total disaster.  We are doing renovations – a lot!  It’s a project that started a couple of months ago to replace our dining room table and our sofa.  It has grown to so much more and I’m so ready for it to be done.  Every room in my house has been impacted.  If there isn’t work going on in that room then the room is full of stuff from the other rooms.  My poor dogs are so confused.  And please don’t open any closets – they are filled right now.  I think this is why people move after a certain period of time – it’s too much trouble to do all this work and live in the house with your stuff.  We have lived in this house for 24 years now.  And we will stay here for a long time.

I hope you are having a great week.  I know around here the kids are happy – school holiday on Monday, and weather related school closures Wednesday – Friday.  Yes they had a 1 day school week.  The weather is making our renovation project stretch out – I had really hoped today they would be done and out of here.  But they will be back next week…….



Bubble Over Bingo


You’re invited to have some fun with me!
Come to Bubble Over Bingo….Stampin’ Style!
Join me on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 pm
How: $35 registered and paid by Jan 15th.

What you get:
Stampin’ Up Goody Bag with brand new products ($25+ value)
5 rounds of Bingo w/prizes from the new cataog ($150+ in prizes*)
One Final round with Grand Prize winner
A Bingo Card (**additional cards $2 each or 3/$5)
Thank You Gift
Plus you will make 3 projects featuring brand new SU Products (bring your own adhesive)
Everyone is a winner!

Bring a friend along and have an enjoyable afternoon out!

This is a local event at my classroom in Woodstock, Georgia.

Cost is $35 (Prepaid by Jan. 15th)
Space is limited!
RSVP and pay by January 15th so I have time to get all the goody bags and prizes!

*if at least 10 people are registered

I hope you’ll join me At Monika’s Place.



Mail a Card Monday

I’m starting something new for 2018 – Mail a Card Monday – #mailacardmonday.

Every Monday I plan to send out at least one card and I’m challenging everyone else to join me!


This was my mailbox when I was sending out Christmas cards – so I’m not sending out that many every Monday.  I’m challenging everyone to send out at least one card each Monday for the whole year!  That would be 52 cards.

Last week Monday was a holiday but I got my cards in the box – I had 4 go out last week. So they really went out on Tuesday but I had them in the box.  Today I mailed out 7 cards and had to resend one Christmas Card.


Throughout the week I make myself a little list of who I need to send cards to and then on Sunday’s I’m getting them together.  I really do love to decorate the envelopes.  So if I don’t already have a coordinated envelope I’m try to make those real quick on Sunday night.

Will you join me?  I’m posting on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page and Group.  Be sure to share a picture with me and a comment and let me know you are playing along.

Have a great day and let me know if you are playing along.  And post with the hashtag #mailacardmonday


Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat


You won’t want to miss the Spring 2018 retreat – March 23-25, 2018!

Are you ready to get away from it all?  Leave behind the family, the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning and come join us for a fun Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  Come party with us at Skyview Mountain Cottage & Retreat in Ellijay, GA March 23-25, 2018.
Arrive on Friday – come set up your craft space, bring an appetizer to share with everyone on Friday evening for our dinner.  If you come before lunch – bring your own lunch.  We will have games and prizes on Friday night.  Make & Takes will be scheduled for Friday night and Saturday.  All meals included on Saturday, Sunday Breakfast and snacks.  Finish up on Sunday and pack up and head back home in the early afternoon.  We have Make & Take projects planned as part of the retreat – and everyone will receive a Goody Bag with supplies and extras.  And little surprises throughout the weekend!
Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on.  You will have table space set up for the whole weekend – so bring your memory keeping, card making, laptop for Digital scrapbooking, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry making, knitting – the choice is yours.
The Cabin sleeps 18 people – 8 Built in Bunk beds, 4 traditional bunk beds, 2 twin beds, 1 queen bed and 1 king bed.
Every crafter will have their own table, with a comfy chair, an Ott Lite and more!
I will send out a schedule and list of what you need to bring in mid March to those that are registered.
This time we are offering EARLY BIRD PRICING – paid in full by Jan. 20th – $130.
Regular pricing – due by March 1st – $150
All fees non-refundable after March 1.
I will be ordering supplies and prizes March 2.
Reserve your spot today!
Click Here to get the registration form.

Email me today to let me know you plan to attend, then send in your registration and payment.  Thanks!

I hope to see you there!

The Best Promotion of the Year

That’s right the best promotion of the year is here – it’s Sale-A-Bration time!

Get More of What You Love For FREE

During our annual Sale-a-Bration event, we love FREE.  In fact, we love free so much we give you three different ways to earn free products: SHOP, JOIN and HOST.

SHOP – earn free products for every $50 you spend (before shipping and tax).  Plus a new $100 reward level!

JOIN – standard starter kit + more stamps during Sale-a-Bration.  It’s the best deal!!

HOST – Qualifying parties earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards

Check out one of the stamp sets that you can earn Free during our Sale-a-Bration promotion. This new set – Heartfelt Blooms is a brand type of stamp. It’s called Distinktive (patent pending) – these stamps lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth for a photographic finish. Watch the video to learn more about it. You can get this set Free with a $50 product order

It gives a very interesting look.  How did you like all those different ideas they shared in the video.

You can shop now – order $50 in product and get the stamp set free.

Here is what you might want to get:

  • Night of Navy Card Stock $8
  • Whisper White Card Stock $9
  • Night of Navy ink pad $6.50
  • Calypso Coral ink pad $6.50
  • White Envelopes $6.50
  • Clear Block E $12
  • Stampin’ Mist Cleaner $4.50
  • Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set FREE

These are the basic supplies used in the card above.

This is just one of the items you can choose for free during the Sale-A-Bration promotion.

Let me know if I can help you with anything!


It’s Here!

The New Occasions Catalog is here!


Lot’s of fun and pretty new things inside.  Here is a little sneak peek in this fun video.

Did you see anything that you love? I sure did!

I made this quick card using the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  It’s perfect for bright and festive birthday cards all year long.


I used the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots.  Plus card stock in Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White and Basic Black Baker’s Twine to tie it all together.

It’s a quick and easy card for a fun birthday.


Have a great day!