Many, Many Thank You Notes

I have had limited playtime in my new stamp room lately, so when I get in there I create cards in mass quantities to maximize my output. Today I’m showing the fruits of my labor with these thank you cards I’m sending to everyone who ordered from me in June.

I’m getting to know the new InColors and using the Color Coach Stampin’ Up! has given us. I really enjoy the way these color combinations push me past my own comfort zone when it comes to colors. I wanted to use Terracotta Tile for my card and chose the combination with Petal Pink and Merry Merlot. I love it! What do you think?

***Stay tuned for the announcement of my next class which will be all about getting to know the new InColors.***

In the meantime, thank you to all the folks who ordered in June and enjoy the coupon inside your card! ūü•į

(Stamp Sets: Beauty Abounds, Love What You Do, Gallery Grunge, Artisan Textures, Ink & Cardstock: Petal Pink, Merry Merlot, Terracotta Tile, Very Vanilla)
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Blessed and Grateful

There is always so much to be thankful and grateful for when you have the right mindset, would you agree? I cannot claim to always have the right mindset automatically, but when I get shifted to appreciation mode I am blown away by how blessed I am!

Today I am feeling grateful and thankful for all the amazing people Stampin’ Up! has brought into my life just by making and giving handmade cards. Pretty amazing when you think about it!

In my stamp room lately I’ve been playing with the new In Colors and trying out some color combinations. Check out this gorgeous combo: Rose Rococo, Mint Macaron, and Merry Merlot.

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Is Creativity Calling YOU?

When a new catalog is released my personal copy comes with me everywhere so I can soak in all the ideas and new products.  This new book is no exception.  Today it has come with me to my garage sale and in between customers I am making my list of must-haves. Do you need your copy of the new catalog also?  Keep reading!

The new catalogs are in!!!! And your name may already be on one so check it out! And you are invited to my New Catalog Open House and Garage Sale. See details below.

Last Chance Retiring Products on Sale!

***Stampin’ Up! lowered the prices on some of the retiring products so download the list and see if there is anything you still need from the old catalog.***


New Catalog Open House and Retired Product Garage Sale

It’s my favorite event of the year – two events at the same time!

1.  Check out all that is new and amazing about the brand new annual catalog, Creativity is Calling.  Grab your copy then enjoy a free make and take project using new products and featuring the newest InColors.

2.  Come and shop at the retired products garage sale for stamps, paper, embellishments, etc. at very discounted prices.

*There are two convenient times to attend this event.

When: May 31st 1:00-6:00 PM or June 1st 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Where: 178 Golf Road

Fee: FREE!

RSVP  For Friday, May 31st NOW!

RSVP  For Saturday, June 1st NOW!

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Last Chance Products List Released!


It’s that time of year when we anticipate a brand new catalog full of new products being released in June, but before that happens we have to say goodbye to the current product offerings! ¬†Use the links to shop Last-Chance Products and download the Last-Chance Product Lists in pdf format below.

Stamps  Bundles  Everything

Retired Products List 2019

Occasions Catalog Retiring List

Some things to note about this year’s retired list and discontinued products:

  • Some items will increase in price so use this transition period to stock up on the basics. (See Details Below)
  • Stamps sets will only be offered in Cling Mount or Photopolymer going forward. ¬†*Check list carefully for notations on retiring stamp sets. ¬†Some are on the list because they’re Wood Mount and Clear Mount, but will be returning as Cling Mount.
  • Stampin’ Up! is transitioning to a new die cutting and embossing machine made exclusively for them. ¬†No worries, though, for those of us who have Big Shots. ¬†All new dies and embossing folders will still work on our machines!
  • Stampin’ Up! is also creating a new paper trimmer which won’t be available when new catalog launches. ¬†The refill blades for our current paper cutter will still be available for awhile.
  • Don’t forget that five of the In Colors will be retiring so grab some refills if you need them. (Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink)
  • As always, last chance products are available while supplies last.

General Information about Price Increases in the New Catalog.

8 1/2 x 11 Cardstock (pkg of 24) in individual Stampin’ Up! colors increase $.25

12 x 12 Cardstock (pkg of 20) in color families increase $.75

6 x 6 and 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper increase $.50

12 x 12 Foil Sheets (Black, Silver, Gold, Copper, Champagne) increase $1.00

Emboss Powders increase $1.00

Stampin’ Mist refill increase $1.00




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Choose Joy‚Ķand Document It!

Happiness, joy, and delight are yours to choose each day of your life.

How would it be if you chose to record the people and things in this world that bring you happiness, joy and delight?  Could it turn your focus towards the best possible perspective to have each day? And do you love creating beautiful handmade items for memory keeping and gifts?  I DO!


Lifetime of Happiness 6‚ÄĚ x 8‚ÄĚ Album Class

Create a ready-to-go album for pictures of any type to document the ‚Äúhappy‚ÄĚ in your life.

April 26th¬†1PM ‚Äď 5 PM or April 27th¬†9 AM ‚Äď 1PM

Robin’s House at 178 Golf Road

FEE: $55

Hosted by: Robin Armbrecht & Lori Wilson


This self-directed class is designed so that you can customize the album to fit your own needs and work on it at your own pace.  You can attend one of the designated class times to have purposeful time set aside to assemble the entire book in one sitting (without pictures), or you can purchase the album kit to do on your own at home.  Each kit will come with step-by-step directions including photos of each page layout.  The kit comes with all materials needed to create the entire album including adhesive. The product included in the kit totals over $52 plus the color-copied directions make it a bargain!

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Create the layouts first and then pop in your pictures later!

Album Kit Contents

(Coordinating Colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch)

  • Kraft 6 x 8 Album
  • 2-Variety Pack 6 x 8 Photo Pocket Pages
  • Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack
  • Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
  • Cardstock Pieces in Coordinating Kit Colors (4×6 and 3×4 sizes)
  • Punched cardstock pieces for layering
  • Coordinating ribbon colors and embellishments
  • Directions for assembling with color photos

Register for Friday’s Class

Register for Saturday’s Class

Register for a Take Home Kit


Choose Joy¬†Class pdf of Lifetime of Happiness 6×8 Album

Download all the details for this class.

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Sale-a-Brate Some More!

More free products? Yes please!

Stampin’ Up! has added three more options to choose for free during Sale-a-Bration starting today! What do you think of these new choices?


Level 1 – Free when you spend $50

All Adorned Stamp Set

Country Floral Embossing Folder

Level 2 – Free when you spend $100

Painted Seasons Bundle – Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper

Painted Seasons

Place an Online Order with me in February using Hostess Code RU9VG7EW and get a Free Card Kit in the Mail! Order Now!

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All the Good Greenness!


Birthday cards are the best cards to make! This gloriously green card is for my future son-in-law who loves green, and is an amazing human!


Love, love, and love all these greens together!  Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Lemon Lime Twist work together to create a melody of greenness!


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Beat the Winter Blues Card Buffet

I’m making cards this weekend at my house. I call this class a card buffet for two reasons:
1. The cards are tasty!
2. It’s “all you can eat”! You choose which cards and how many.

Check out the dishes on the buffet…

As always, contact me to reserve your spot!

RSVP and I’ll send you all the details!

Friday, January 25th 1:00p pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Butterfly Sampler Project

butterfly friends sampler

I love butterflies and always have! What a sweet surprise to find two new butterfly stamp sets, Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala, a gorgeous set of framelits, Butterfly Beauty, and a new punch, Butterfly Duet in the new Occasions Catalog!  To top that off, there is Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Butterfly Elements for free in the new Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  This crafter is in her element!

I knew my first project with these new supplies would have to be a butterfly sampler to frame for my stamping workspace. ¬†This project was a blast to put together and believe it or not I couldn’t fit all the butterfly “stuff” on it. ¬†That’s how much butterfly yumminess there is available right now!

My stamping team of fellow demonstrators has been called the BUTTERFLY FRIENDS (yes, I really love butterflies) for about 18 years.  We meet monthly to get inspired and share ideas.  At our December gathering they all made one of these samplers and chose their favorite color to customize to their liking. I love these ladies so much, and we have so much fun together!

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Here are the supplies used in this project.  You will find them all in either the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-Bration Catalog!

butterfly friends sampler

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Beat the Winter Blues Card Class

It’s January alright! ¬†I’ve been tucked away at home, ignoring the snow and cold, and instead working on projects and getting ready to host a card buffet class! ¬†Here is a sneak peek at some of the cards we will be creating this weekend. Check back tomorrow for pictures of all the projects.

card buffet class -beat the winter blues

It’s not too late to reserve your spot to attend class. ¬†RSVP and I’ll send you all the details!

Friday, January 25th 1:00p pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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