2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Hi Friends,

The day we've been waiting for has arrived! Today is the day that we can start ordering from the 2017 Holiday Catalog that you have been drooling over! I have been busy handing them out over the last month and sharing some adorable new creations using new products coming out.

2017 SU holiday catalog

You can now view the online digital PDF version too.  It's perfect for downloading to your iPad or iPhone for portable travel.  It's also great for being able to enlarge the image to see better (makes it a bit easier on the old eyes… LOL). 

Of course, if you prefer a printed copy and don't already have one, I'd be happy to make sure you get one.


For today's project I'd like to share with you these adorable 3" x 3" note cards that fit into our new Mini Pizza boxes.  These little cards are made using Whisper White card stock followed by Gold Foil (or Silver Foil) cut out with the stitched shapes framelit dies, followed by a square of the new Year of Cheer DSP and then a smaller square of Whisper White card stock cut with a smaller stitched shape framelit die with a small sentiment stamped in the center.  Stampin' Up! has even included the option to purchase small envelopes to fit these 3" x 3" cards.  How fun is that?!?


The top of the Mini Pizza boxes is decorated with matching Gold Foil and Year of Cheer DSP cut using the Big Shot and the Layering Square Framelit dies.  This is topped with a new item – the Gold Foil Snowflakes.  A Gold Faceted Gem gives this a fishing touch!


Of course this also looks great in Silver with a Clear Faceted Gem.

These are just a few ideas from the great new products in this awesome new catalog!


And now the count is ON!
I have 30 days to earn the Alaska Cruise next year!
I THINK I can do it but only with YOUR HELP!

To re-cap:
1. Place a $150 product order between now and September 29th.
2. This order MUST be placed through me, not at my online store –this is MY sale and NOT Stampin' Up!s.
6. AND I AM GIVING YOU A $10.00 COUPON ( on a minimum $50 product order)TO BE USED ANYTIME BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR – December 31st.
7. This offer is good to ALL my friends no matter WHAT state you live in!

ALL who participate in this sale will have their names put in a hat.
I will have an independent person, ( probably one of my cute grandkids!) , draw THREE names.
We'll do this LIVE on my business FaceBook page
EACH of those people will receive a Stampin' Up! Gift Basket worth $100 in PRODUCT!!!

I am hoping you can help me out and in turn, YOU will reap the benefits of my amazing offer!
If you have any questions, please contact me ASAP!

Ok friends–please know that I am in a state of constant gratefulness to each one of you!
It is because of YOU that I do what I do!

hugs to all,


My Star Stampers Annual Celebration

Hi friends,

This was a fantastic weekend!  It was my annual Star Stampers celebration.  Star Stampers are those who have joined the fun of Stampin' Up! with me as either a hobby or a business demonstrator.  We had a blast!


Each person was given a name tag, that they can use later as a Christmas Tree ornament (made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch).


I made them each a small gift using the new treat tubes from the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  They are perfect for holding M&Ms or Skittles.


Acrylic frames from the dollar store make for a great post it note holder when decorated up using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and a stamped imaged backed by some burlap ribbon.  These spoke for me as I am thankful for each and every Star Stamper on my team!


Another acrylic frame decorated with Designer Series Paper and some punched daisies from the Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating punch with some adhesive magnet sheets make for a great place to store small framelits we were using to make cards without losing them.


I was also excited to share with them samples of some of the awesome new products coming out in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

I invite you to ask me about becoming a Star Stamper and joining my amazing team of Hobby and Business Demonstrators as we do what we love and share it with others!  For a small $99 investment you get to chose $125 of Stampin' Up! product with FREE shipping!  You will them enjoy a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! product thru the end of the next full quarter.  I'd love to answer any and all questions you have about taking advantage of a great deal that has no pressure to sell or recruit others (unless you choose to share what you love with others).

We had much more fun as we enjoyed food, fellowship and stamping – and even a dip in the swimming pool!  Be sure to come back and check out the blog to see what fun we had and the awesome cards we made!



Half Off of Paper Pumpkin

PP promo

Hi Friends,

Have you heard of Stampin' Up! "kits by mail" program called Paper Pumpkin? For just $19.95 a month you can get a kit delivered right to your mailbox that has all the prep work done for you! From now until September 10th, you can try one of these awesome kits for HALF OFF!

Fine print of the promotion:

  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code,HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit. 

Subscribing to this fun program is easy, just visit Paper Pumpkin .  Remember to enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Here is a fun video from Stampin' Up! headquarters about the promotion:

Find out more about Paper Pumpkin and what you can expect in a Paper Pumpkin kit by watching the Stampin’ Up! video demonstrations of past kits here.



A quick card using the Floral Affection Embossing Folder

Hi friends!


I'm having a great time with my 13 yr old grandson.

He is my Director/Producer/Editor and Videographer!

So here is a video that we just finished.


Love the card –easy and so adaptable for any occasion!

I used the new Sweet Sugarplum Card stock, Blooms & Bliss DSP and  the Floral Affection embossing folder


What do YOU think?




Stay tuned !


More fun to come!


hugs, Barbara

Monday Night Class and photos of pretty cards!

Hi all!


Ok here are the cards we made today.  We used the Number of Years stamp set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series paper.


What do YOU think?

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Note that the medallion does NOT have anything in it but everyone used the Big Shot to cut out numbers to put inside it. This is my card and as of this moment I don't know who will get it –hence no numbers!

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I just love this one –what do YOU think????


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This one and the next used the same format –simple and sweet.

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Everyone made 2 of each design AND then we made a cute pocket to hold them.

It ties on the side with the ribbon. A very nice Mother's Day or gift for someone sweet!

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Ok that's it!!


Now for tomorrow's class we 'll make these cards. This is the new stamp set commemorating the ONE MILLIONTH Paper Pumpkin kit !!

I absolutely love this card –the colors are Wisteria Wonder and Mint Macaron –love love love it!

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I'm sure I'll have another card for tomorrow  but right now I MUST go watch my dear Red Sox with my sweet husband — or at least until I fall asleep!

Hope to see you tomorrow night!


hugs to all and welcome the merry month of MAY!


It’s time to retire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes it's that time again —time for Stampin' Up! to retire the old and welcome the new!!!!!


Here is the link for you to see what will be going!

2015-2016 Retiring Items

PLEASE REMEMBER, these items will sell fast — and once they are gone,  they are GONE!!!

I suggest take your marker and go through your catalog to high-lite those which are retiring.

Then make a list of what you'd like and order!

Here is the link to my on line store:


If you have any questions, please contact me!


hugs to all and wait till you see the NEW catalog!


Coming soon to YOUR mail box!


hugs, Barbara