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Beautiful Bouquet Bundle


Beautiful Bouquet Bundle #145297 creates EXTRA SPECIAL cards! It has lots of sentiments, too! These great products will be in the next annual catalog, but WITHOUT the 10% savings of a bundle.


Look at all these FUN flower shapes! So pretty and cheery!! Get the 10% bundle savings NOW!

May 1st starts an Early Release Purchase opportunity - check back tomorrow!!

Shop & Order HERE

NEW Plus Discount

2018 all new colors

Look at all these EXCITING new colors coming to Stampin' Up! in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog beginning June 1st!! I bet you would LOVE a DISCOUNT on all these new ink pads, refills, card stocks, markers, and coordinating embellishments!! CUTE NEW STAMPS, too!! Join my TEAM of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and never pay full price again!! You are NOT required to do events, but I bet you will share with your friends!! Give it a NO obligation test drive now!

Stay "ON TREND" with your papercrafting at a DISCOUNT!!

Details/Join HERE

Questions for me: [email protected]

I've been LOVIN' Stampin' Up! discounts and incentives for 21+ years!!

Lovely as a Tree


Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set has been in the Stampin' Up! Catalog for a longggg time because it is a true CLASSIC. Today, I used it to try the BLACK ICE TECHNIQUE: Lightly drag an Archival Black Ink Pad over metallic foil paper. Then stamp your image in black ink. Dry completely with a heat tool. Heat emboss the entire layer using Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I personally would have named this technique "tintype," because it looks so much like early photography!!


This one uses Gold Foil. SECRET: I got a big blob of black ink on this foil and didn't like it. So...I punched out the trees and threw away the blob!! LOL I actually like this layout!


Don't these look old fashioned??


And here is a quick SPRING card that uses a touch of sponging!

This is a MUST HAVE stamp set, available in my online store now.

Shop and Order HERE

Greeting Card Wall Display


My main Stamping Room is in Florida. This is my summer Stamping Room in Godfrey, IL which just got two new improvements. This double ten foot display wire with clips holds tons of cards!! I saw this idea used in the Jacoby Art Center's classroom where I occasionally teach. I found the hardware on Amazon under: Curtain Drape Wire Rod Set with 24 Clips Multi-purpose Set Hang Photos, Notes, Art - $15.99 per set.


This 20 feet of wire will suit my needs perfectly! Top fold cards go over the wire. Side fold cards attached with the sliding clips! Very pleased with the result!!


I also added punch storage with a Mini Cubby by Closetmaid, an online order thru that was $18.34. I just pulled retiring products so I'm low on punches...more are coming! My Stamping Room is always a work in progress! Try one of these ideas in your creative space!!

Tranquil Tulips


Tulips = SPRING!! This is an easy two-step stamp set. I used only Real Red ink pad for the blooms because the images are shaded to show depth without changing colors!


This flower image reminded me of Grape Hyacinths, also an early flowering bulb. 


Tranquil Tulips #143767 is a Host Stamp Set, free with order totals starting at $150.


Bubble Over Bundle


I was thinking of NEHI Orange Soda when I was stamping this! LOL I used Tangerine Tango for the bottles. The Bubble Over Bundle #146082 has some really fun framelits! Love the "bendy" straws and realistic looking bottle caps!!



This is a good gender neutral bundle!


Do you call this "soda" or "pop?" That is the question!

REMEMBER: stock up on your retiring colors SOON. Scroll down to see the list.

Lemon Zest


Lemon Zest Stamp Set #143808 can be Limes, Oranges or Grapefruits! This Lemon Lime Twist ink makes your mouth water!! Did you notice the Limes are in a "perfect circle?" Yep, this is another Stamparatus in the Round card!! You must to put the Stamparatus, advance positioning tool, on your Wish List for June 1st when the next Annual Catalog begins!! It's FUN!!!


The inside. I paired the Limes with Dapper Denim for a gender neutral card.


Live with ZEST!! Buy the stamps and ENJOY!!

Make a card, Send a card!

Stampin' Up! Retiring Colors

Please stock up on your favorite retiring colors NOW. Inventory will go very quickly!



On May 31, 2018, thirteen colors are retiring.

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The retiring 2016-2018 In Colors are:

  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
  • Flirty Flamingo*
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugar Plum

*Please note that while Flirty Flamingo is retiring as an In Color, it will continue to be available as part of our core color collection.



Love You Still Stamp Set


Peggy Taylor, my friend and a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, sent me this very clever "frame card!"  I don't own this stamp set, and had to look it up because I couldn't remember a "frame." SURPRISE  - the frame is created by repeating a "U-shaped" arched image! LOVE the results. Thanks for this great idea, Peggy!

Make a Card, Send a SMILE!!

Paper Pumpkin SPECIAL

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If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, this GREAT DEAL is for YOU!! Paper Pumpkin is a creative kit that is totally prepped and arrives in your mailbox monthly!! Sign up by the TENTH of the month and receive that month's kit. This offer ENDS May 10, 2018.

Use the code above & TRY IT NOW.

Below is the March 2018 Kit:



Stamparatus in the Round


Dorothy Chabot, my friend and Stamp Club member, sent me this "TOO-CUTE-FOR-WORDS" card!! It's extra special because we have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in our family, Maxie!! Here is Maxie for comparison-

Dec. bath 2015 2

Dorothy used her new Stamparatus, advanced positioning tool, to stamp the doggies in a circle! She did an OUTSTANDING job of making a perfectly specific card for ME!! LOVE IT DOROTHY!! Part of the JOY of stamping is personalizing our cards to connect with the receiver!


This sweet pooch is from Bella & Friends Stamp Set #141870. The Stamparatus will be available June 1, 2018 in the NEW 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Here is a link to make a template to use with the Stamparatus to stamp in a "circle!" Ruth with ArtfulStampin'

Make a Card, Send a Card - TODAY!