Mini Bags

Sometimes when I’m out shopping I come across little bags and think I have to have those because they would be cute for something.  I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do with them but figure at some point in time I will find a good use for them.  A few months back I found these little silver mini bags and bought a stack of them.,  I ended up using them for my Demo Getaway Retreat at the end of July.


I decided to use the new In-Colors to decorate them.  I used the 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon and tied it in a bow around the handle.  Then made a tag in the same color to hang on the handle.


I used two new punches – Starbust punch and the Pretty Label punch.  I stamped on the Pretty Label – “we are cut out to be friends” – from the stamp set Crafting Forever.  I also stamped the paper snips on Smoky Slate card stock and cut those out to add on the tag.  I finished each tag with a little silver enamel heart and tied it on the bag with Whisper White Baker’s Twine.  I thought they turned out so cute.

Inside each bag was a ruler, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a sheet of dimensionals and mini dimensionals and a Stampin’ Sponge.  A few little crafting essentials that I like to always have near by.

It was a really fun weekend event and I can’t wait to do it again.

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Happy Anniversary!

Today is my 10 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up!  I can’t believe it has been 10 years since I bought my starter kit.  I have met tons of dear friends from all over the world!  Not one time did I ever think why did I do this.  Most of the time I think why didn’t I do it sooner!  I had been stamping about 10 years before i ever considered joining.

I decided to go back through my photos and see if I could find something I made when I first started.  I found a photo from a Hands-On class in April 2006.  We made these little candles and a matching card.  It used the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and guess what it is still in our catalog today!


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So what are you waiting for?  Are you ready to get your very own Stampin’ Up! Starter kit?  Right now is an awesome deal – much better than when I did it 10 years ago.  The kit is only $99 with Free shipping.  And you get to choose (YES YOU CHOOSE) $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product – anything you want.  Get the Big Shot and some dies!  Plus you will get a past Paper Pumpkin kit as a little bonus – that’s another $20 value.

Here is an idea of what you could get in your Starter Kit – click on the link to see the PDF.


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The last 10 years have been a fun ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything.  I’m ready for the next 10 years.  Thank You Stampin’ Up!




Last Day for Free stamps and First Day for Bonus Deals

There are only a few more hours left to get TWO FREE STAMP SETS!  Yes that’s right today JUNE 30th – is the last day for this special offer.  Join my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and get $125 in product of your choice,free shipping and two free stamp sets all for $99!  It’s a great way to take a “test drive” and there is no obligation to stay a demonstrator if you don’t want to.  But you’ll be one for the next 4 months at least!  It was one of the BEST decisions I ever made and i have a bunch of wonderful friends all over the world because of it!  CLICK HERE to Join the FUN!

Recruiting_PromotionPage_DBWS_06_02_2015_USPlus today is the start of some bonus deals –


Stampin’ Up! is offering amazing discounts on more products in the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack this month! Check them out on my website or give me a call to order them.

Just a quick post for you.  I’m trying to move from my old laptop to my new one and it isn’t going as smoothly as I had hoped.  Here is what it looks like –

11222059_1135932183090393_1803179419860225020_nOld computer with instructions for what I’m trying to accomplish and then the new computer with me trying to do it.  I finally got me Outlook email moved over.  But now my calendars are in the cloud somewhere and not on my laptop.  Another task for another day.  All my software was so old nothing looks the same anymore.  New operating system, new office, new word, excel, outlook, everything really.  But I’m clunking my way through it.  In case you are wondering – this post is being written on my old computer.  tomorrow I’ll try to start blogging from the new one.

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What’s going on?

There are a few specials going on at Stampin’ Up! right now and I don’t want you to miss them.

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. This deal ends on June 10th!  That’s tomorrow.


  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, SAVE50 when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • You can cancel anytime or skip a month by updating your account by the 10th of each month.

Do you love FREE stamps?   You get free stamps when you join my team as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator June 2-June 30!  You get two stamp sets of your choice to add to your fully customizable Starter Kit. Which stamps do you get to choose from? That’s the best part: you get to pick any stamp set from the new annual catalog!  This is a great deal!  You join for $99 and choose $125 in product PLUS the two stamp sets.

Recruiting_PromotionPage_DBWS_06_02_2015_USKimberly took advantage of this great deal and you should too!  Get started right away – JOIN HERE – or plan to attend my Opportunity Night event on June 20th and learn more about this wonderful opportunity.  Get details and RSVP here.

Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! has new Weekly Deals – a handful of items that are on sale for one week – don’t miss them and they change every Tuesday.  This weeks deals include –

  • Alphabet Rotary Stamp $11.25
  • Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies $24.75
  • Gold Glimmer Paper $3.75
  • Pansy Punch $12.00
  • Silver 5/8″ Satin Ribbon $5.25
  • Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $5.63
  • Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon $5.25
  • Zig Zag Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $5.63

That’s all for today… be back tomorrow.


Say Hello to the brand new Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog

newcatalog_olo_02_06_2015_usYes it is really here!  The new catalog goes live today Tuesday, June 2nd!  But you can also order from the Occasions catalog and the 2014-2015 Annual catalog – just today – June 2nd and then they will be gone.

Here is the front cover of the new Annual Catalog.  If you don’t have your copy yet and need to look at it online – here is the PDF version – click HERE.

Annual15_CoverI have a Catalog Kickoff Party and BOGO sale coming soon on June 14.  I will also have product shares for the new Designer Papers, Ribbons, Embellishments and more.  The catalog is packed full of Bundles – so keep your eye out for those and you save!

Start Shopping now –

And don’t miss out on a Brand new Recruiting special for JUNE – if your wish list is long your best bet is to join my team now and take advantage of this offer –

Recruiting_PromotionPage_DBWS_06_02_2015_USFind out more about joining my team by clicking HERE.  If you have questions be sure to ask me I’d be happy to answer them!

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