Team fun

Last week my team and I gathered for our monthly team meeting. I really enjoy this time sharing and stamping together, so today I thought I’d share some of the team swaps with you. I also love seeing the projects that everyone chooses to make for their swaps – it’s always fun to see what they create and share!

This first item is a beautiful box made with the Cake Soiree Suite of products  – and since the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Specialty Paper (145564) is a bit heavier, it’s perfect for this kind of thing.

Beautiful, right? Deborah used the Cake Soiree Bundle (145816/147627) to create the tag. And color coordination was made easy since the suite includes a coordinating  Card stock Pack (145565) that contains 3 colors from the Designer Series Paper.

Love the ribbon? Berry Burst (145489) is one of my favorite In Colors and this ribbon with it’s silver edge is perfect for this bundle!

What’s it filled with? I’m sure some treats, Deborah is the best at finding unique treat items for us. (I haven’t cracked it open yet since my husband is home. LOL!)

And here is another treat item that Sue made using the Perennial Birthday stamp set (145757/145760).

It has two pockets that she has tucked a Dark Chocolate Blueberry  Ghiradelli square into – can’t wait to try them!

And how about this cute little note card?

Like the projects? I can’t pick a favorite. I’m so lucky to have this talented group who love crafting, sharing, and learning new things!

Are you looking for a group to craft with? Or have you ever thought about joining  Stampin’ Up! and getting a discount on your crafting supplies? Why not join my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers?

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the hobbyist who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

And Sale-a-bration is a GREAT time to join since you’ll get not only a fantastic starter kit for just $99 you’ll also receive 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice! What could be better?

Got questions? Contact me today – I’m here to answer any questions you may have. Call 706 754-7124 or email me at

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing a tutorial for my March Thank You cards.

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January’s Class Schedule & More

Here is my class schedule – I have included 6 months so you can plan and save the dates for those classes you’d enjoy. For those of you who are long distance I’ve included a new option and you’ll find details on my Calendar of Events – If you have any questions please let me know.

Card Class –

Fourth Thursday of the month 10-12 pm or 6-8 pm

1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24 and 6/28

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save your spot


Paper Pumpkin Craft Time –

Fourth Tuesday of the month 10 am -12pm

1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26

It’s Free when you are a Paper Pumpkin Member!

Want to see what it’s all about? Why not try Paper Pumpkin?
Class Fee $5 (or free when you subscribe)

RSVP Needed Friday before event to save table space for you!


Specialty Classes: (Classes include product)

Don’t want to wait till Class for the bundles? No problem, simply pay for your spot now and let me know you’d like the items right away.

Classes in February, March and April qualify for a FREE Sale-a-bration item of your choice.


Petal Palette Class:

Saturday, February 3rd at 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Make a Stationary Set using this Love themed bundle.

Class includes Petal Palette Stamp Set, Dies and Embellishments
Class CM Bundle Fee $87.50

Class CM Stamp Set Fee $56

Class Fee $25
RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, January 17th to hold your spot


Beautiful Day Brusho Colors Technique Class:

Saturday, March 10th 1 – 3:30pm

Class Bundle Fee $71 or Class only $25

Class includes stamp set, Brusho Crystal Colors and Watercolor Paper

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, February 14th


Barn Door Slider Cards Class:

Saturday, April 14th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Bundle Fee $65 or Class only $25

Class includes stamp set, Thinlits and Foam Adhesive Strips

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, March 21st


Waterfront Card Class:

Saturday, May 5th 1 – 3:30 pm

Class Bundle Fee $25 or Class Fee $20

Class includes stamp set

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, April 11th

If you’d like to receive emails for my Classes, you can  Sign up for my FREE Newsletter (My Newsletters include stamping tips, ideas and updates on what is happening with me! You’ll also receive a FREE Class Tutorial using the 2017-2019 In Colors when you sign up!)

Got a big Wish List? Why not get a discount? Ask me how you can save!

Sale-a-bration is a wonderful time to join – Starting January 3rd you’ll get up to $225 in your choice of products for just $99 and Free shipping!!! So if you have ever thought about Joining – I’d love for you to join my Team, The Blue Mountain Stampers.

Blue Mountain Stampers Team Meeting-

First Tuesday of the month 1 – 3:30 pm

1/2, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5

Come see what being a Demonstrator is all about and join the fun!

Blue Mountain Stampers Craft Time – Relax and enjoy some time crafting with your team members with access to all my stamping goodies!

Fourth Tuesday of the month 12:30 – 4:30 pm

1/23, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/22, 6/26


Blue Mountain Stampers Swaps

Today is the beginning of my Blue Mountain Winter Weekend Retreat and I’m looking forward to getting together with my team for a full weekend of crafting. What could be better, right?

So today I thought I’d share some of my team members swaps from the January Team Meeting. I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to in the last couple of weeks!

And at our January Meeting we had a lot of fun working with the new Stamparatus too! (I’m so lucky to have received one of the first Stamparatus tools since I’m part of the Leader to Leader program who helped design this.)

I’m looking forward to sharing it with you in my January Card Class so you can see and use it too!

I’m working on some videos for you and hope to be posting them soon.

So stop by next week and see what we’ve been up to. Better go – lots to do before the fun starts this afternoon. LOL!

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Team Time = Fun Time & more!

Team Time with my peeps is always one of the best parts of the month – we have such fun together sharing and stamping together. Yesterday, we held our monthly Team Meeting, so today I thought I’d share with you some of the wonderful projects that I’ve received during swaps from my team members.

This first card Deborah made using the Colorful Seasons Bundle (145348) of products.

And this card was made using the Mabel Me Pretty  Bundle (145304/145305)

A couple of cute little boxes using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125)

And a bag using the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (144610) and the Wood Words Stamp (143925/143928) set currently on sale during our World Card Making Day promotion.

And I love how our Multipurpose Adhesive sheets (144106) make this Birthday Thinlits Die (143700) so easy to use! This card has a soft watercolor feel to it since it was teamed up with our Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (144137) that is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion.

This little square card was made using the Jar of Love (141587) and coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits Dies (141490) Isn’t it adorable?

Love Designer Series paper? How about decorating some note pads like Cindy did? I couldn’t pick a favorite – how about you? You can get your favorites this month during our Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series paper promotion.

And here is the Lemon Zest stamp set (143805/142808) – we got to play with the Embossing Paste (141979) and even added color to it with a Rose Red reinker. How cool is that?

And finally here is a cute little post it note holder that Cindy made for everyone at the Peak Princess event using the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper (144125). This stuff is great for a project like this since it is a bit heavier weight kraft paper.

Whew! Lot’s of great projects and inspiration shared – right?

Celebrating with Peak Princess Day

We also had a special event last month – it’s a day of pampering that I do twice a year, I call it my Peak Princess event – after all we are Blue Mountain Stampers. LOL! We had our largest group qualify this time – 8 in total.

I love to make special appetizers and treats for everyone to enjoy. So we always begin these events with some time enjoying some goodies and sharing.

And this time the Olive Bread was a huge hit! So I thought I’d share the recipe with you too. It’s really yummy – my guys were tickled they got some too! (Just a tip cut the bread evenly so the cheese doesn’t melt and slide down one side. This half was not the prettiest, but oh so good!)

Olive Cheese Bread

1 loaf French Bread

About 25 Mezzetta © Spanish Queen Pimento Stuffed Olives

6 oz. can of Black Olives, drained

2 stalks Green Onions (scallions)

1 stock Butter, room temperature

1/2 c. Mayonnaise

3 c. Monterey Jack Cheese, grated

Roughly chop both black olives and pimiento stuffed olives. Slice green onions into thin pieces. Combine butter mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined.

Spread mixture thickly onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.

Mixture can also be made in advanced and refrigerated for up to 2 days.


We also get to celebrate and recognize achievements with team gifts.

And we make projects too so everyone had a make ‘n take packet ready for them – after all we love stamping together!


Would you like to have a group of friends that share your passion for paper crafting? Would you like a discount on your favorite products? Why not become a Blue Mountain Stamper and be a Happy Shopper too!  Click HERE to learn what being a Blue Mountain Stamper is all about.


Whoo Hoo! Coming Soon  Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors.  I’ve am sooo looking forward to getting my hands on these new alcohol markers!  Right now…Demonstrators get to purchase them during an early-release!


  • The Customer launch date has not been announced yet.
  • So if you’re someone who wants them now, why not join my team, The Blue Mountain Stampers?
  •  You will be able to get the 26 Markers NOW (including the Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers), when you choose the Stampin’ Blends to your Starter Kit for just $99 (choose a total of up to $125 of products), plus free shipping (for another 10% savings)!  That’s a fantastic deal!!!
  • NOTE:  Only available to demonstrators during the early release period of October 1-15.  It’s easy to become a happy shopper and be a Demonstrator!!!

Still have a questions? Feel free to call or email me me. I’d love to have you join in the fun and become a Blue Mountain Stamper!

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Shop at my Online Store and use Hostess Code RDZGJVPC during October and receive a free gift from me with a qualifying order of $50 or more in product! You’ll receive my 2017 Color Ring with a swatch of all 50 current colors all on a convenient ring!

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Team Time & Swapping

Inspire, Share and Create – That’s what we do as a team once a month at our meetings when we get together. Today’s items that I’ll be sharing with you are swaps that were made by my fellow team members, a group of wonderful stampers! While we’ve all been stamping for different lengths of time it’s amazing how much we learn from each other! Oh, and did I mention we just have fun?

This first card is one that Mary made. It’s a peekaboo pullback card using the Watercolor Wings stamp set (139424) and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (138135).

Done in the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (141663) and using just two colors – it’s quite striking.

How how about this card Cindy made using the Hey, Chick (Sale-a-bration item 143328/143331) and Greatest Greetings (140703/140706) stamp sets.

Cindy used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778) and Woodgrain Embossing Folder (127821) to create a fun textured background for this little water colored image.

And how about some fun goodies too? Deborah made these fun little bags using the Oh, So Succulent Bundle (145184) and wrapped it all up with a bow!

If you haven’t felt the Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon (142781) – it’s sooo soft and luxurious feeling. I wasn’t sure about this suite of products when I first saw them, but I’ve definitely added them to my wish list!

And finally a little file folder filled with a Ghiradelli chocolate. I love the soft colors of the Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack (142744) Cindy teamed up with the the  Designer T stamp set (Sale -a-bration item 143356)  sentiment. Can you guess where the sentiment on the tab comes from?

Well it’s the Pretty Kitty stamp set (141861/141864). Of course, the cloud and little bird are from the Tree Builder Punch (138295). Fun right and who wouldn’t smile when they got this little treat? If you’d like to learn how to make these little treat folders you can click HERE to see my video tutorial.

Would you like to join us? Does this sound like fun? Why not consider joining us?

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

This is the name of my stamping up team – Or the name we’ve chosen for our community of stampers. I love to welcome new stampers to our community. If you’ve ever thought about getting a discount on your products and purchasing a starter kit I’d love to have you consider joining us.

You may have questions about how I would support you in your Stampin’ Up! as you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up! I want you to know I offer a variety of ways to connect with our group, learn, and grow as a stamper. And best of all have fun while you’re doing it!

Being a Blue Mountain Stampers includes:

  • Monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings – both local and online/virtual with my Team to Go option
  • Exclusive Blue Mountain Stampers’ Resource Page – reminders, tips, inspiration & more
  • Training for workshops, classes, recruiting and more
  • Additional Training and support for business builders
  • Rewards & Recognition – drawings, prizes and special events filled with pampering
  • Special Weekend Retreats & Getaways
  • Exclusive Face book  Blue Mountain Stampers’ Group
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • New Demonstrator Program – tips to help you make the most of your discount and/or earning opportunities

We have a great group. We share and help answer each other answer questions on our Face book group and at our events too. If you’re looking for a great group to have fun with, share and grow as a stamper then this group is a great place to be!

Hobbyists are always welcome! Did you know that as a hobbyist you can save 20% on your supplies? That’s what the majority of my group does!

  • purchase for yourself and save 20% on your supplies! That’s how I started – so you’ll fit right in!
  • I welcome the hobbyist who wants to save money, as well as those of you that want to make some money too. And I can help you learn how.
  • The starter kit is a great deal for hobbyist and business builder both!
  • There is no obligation when you purchase your kit. If you love it you can continue to be part of the team, if not no problem. You still get all that great stuff in your starter kit!

When you join during the Sale-a-Bration promotion, not only will you get the fabulous starter kit for only $99 (and free shipping), but you also get to choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS (that’s a value up to $104 – wow!)

Learn more here

Join the Blue Mountain Stampers

Team Holiday Fun

Last week our Team, the Blue Mountain Stampers had it’s annual Christmas Party so I thought I’d share some of what we did with you.

This year our December meeting consisted of a luncheon, BINGO and of course stamping! Here are some pictures from the event.

BINGO was something new we tried as a team – I’m thinking it was a hit!

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Everyone was a winner and got to choose goodies from the prize table, including items from the NEW 2017 Occasions Catalog!


We celebrated Anniversaries with a little gift. Shared projects that we’ve created,


and had fun making a Home Decor project during our stamping time.


And of course I just had to get a group photo of all of us! (I got to try out my selfie stick I daughter got me – LOL!)


We had a lot of fun together and I feel so blessed to have these wonderful crafters and stampers on my team. It truly is on of the best parts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. Doing what you love, gathering with friends, sharing,  and of course lots of laughter and fun!

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful projects my team members brought to the party!

Perfectly Wrapped

Stampin’ Up! has introduced some fantastic kits with coordinating stamp set and today’s card was created using the Perfectly Wrapped set found on page 159 in the NEW Annual Catalog.

Perfectly Wrapped Peekaboo Peach

Created in our NEW 2016-2017 In Colors this set when combined with our Stamp Pad Bundle (141818) is a great way to begin building your stamping supplies or add a trendy new batch of colors to your already existing supplies.

This card was part of the 5 In Color cards that we recently stamped during my June Team meeting.

Perfectly Wrapped In Color set

Stamp up a batch, tie a bit of ribbon around them or tuck them in a box and you’ve got a great gift for someone.

Downtime with my Down line is one of the fun things I enjoy each month during our monthly get together. Laughing, visiting and stamping what could be better, right? And this month was extra special since I was able to pamper them.

Everyone on the team received these cute little bags filled with NEW Catalog items to play with.

June Meeting Team Gift(5)

The goodie bag contained our New In Color Doilies, Gold Binder Clips, Clear Tiny Treat Box and Delicate White Doilies.

And Team gifts were given to those team members who reached their goal of Bronze Elite and now earn even more of a discount on their crafting supplies!

June Meeting Bronze Elite Braclet

I love to pamper my Team!!! They’re the best!!!

Have you ever thought about becoming a Demonstrator? Or want to be part of a group that you craft with?

Join Now June Special image

If you have a huge wish list, would like a discount, or even earn a little extra money then joining my Team in June may be just the right thing for you! Not only will you get a fantastic starter kit  for just $99 (containing $125 in products of your choice), you’ll also receive 2 additional stamp sets of your choice!!! That’s a value of well over $200!!!

Want to learn more? You can click HERE to learn more about my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

It’s so easy to join and try it out today!


Stamp Set: Perfectly Wrapped (141960)

Inks: Peekaboo Peach (474398) and Basic Gray Archival Pad (140932)

Paper: Peekaboo Peach (141417), Basic Gray (121044), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon (141427), In Color Enamel Dots (141410) and White Perfect Accents (138416)

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Pinwheel Wishes Tutorial

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings? Well I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made during my February TEAM meeting.

Pinwheel Wishes Card

I’ve had several of you ask me if I knew any tricks on how to make these cute little pinwheels using our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die from the Spring Catalog. They are sooo stinking cute, but they are small so they can be a challenge to put together if you don’t know a few tricks.

Since I made about 100 of them for my Leadership swaps in January I had plenty of time to try out different methods of putting them together. Today I thought I’d share with you what method worked best for me so I put together a Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels Video Tutorial to show you what I learned.

Want to make one of your own Pinwheel Wishes card? Well you can, just click Here for a FREE PDF TUTORIAL with measurements and directions just for you. I hope you have as much fun making these cute little Pinwheels as I did.

Have you ever thought of becoming a Demonstrator? Want to join the fun and become part of my TEAM? Sale-a-bration is a great time to join since we have a special promotion going on right now. Why not click HERE to learn more about becoming a Demonstrator and becoming part of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team. Warning – the fun is contagious! Let me know if you have any questions ( or would like answers to any questions you may have.

Don’t want to become a demonstrator? That’s ok you can join in all the fun during Sale-a-bration by hosting a party of your own! Or why not stop by for my FREE event Sale-a-bration Saturday on March 2nd! Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events for more information. Contact me today and we’ll find what works for you best.

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Blue Mountain Stampers’ Swaps

One of my favorite parts of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is spending time sharing ideas and projects with my fellow demonstrators. I’ve been so blessed with the friendships and the people I’ve meet while on my journey as a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!  I wanted to share a little bit about my team with you.

My Team’s name is the Blue Mountain Stampers, chosen due to fact that we live here in the North Georgia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Recently we met for our monthly meeting and so today I want to share some of the wonderful swaps my team members brought along with them to swap.

First, I’ll share with you the swap that our newest member of the team made. Tamara recently joined my team when she took advantage of the Sale-a-bration promotion. (You can click HERE to see more information about the Sale-a-bration promotion.)

Blue Mountain Stamper February swaps Tamara

Tamara made this cute little Sweet Treat Box for Valentine’s Day using the adorable Owl Builder Punch (item 118074) and the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (item 129312) that she got in her Starter Kit. Filled with chocolate kisses it’s not only too cute but is sure to be a hit with anyone! (Quick hide it from my husband – Somehow he always knows when a swap contains chocolate!)

This next swap was created by Janie. Janie whom recently celebrated her one year anniversary as a demonstrator, gave us these wonderful cards and coordinating envelopes. I just love the way Janie thinks outside the box. She used the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (item 126902) and the Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set (item 115030/127786) to create a personalized note card in different colors for each of us.

Blue Mountain Stamper February swaps Janie (1)

Blue Mountain Stamper February swaps Janie (2)

And finally Cindy who has been a demonstrator the longest now, brought these wonderful swaps using the Love You Much image from our NEW Best of 25 Years stamp set for February – Best of Love stamp set (item 132987)  to create her two items.

Blue Mountain Stamper February swaps Cindy (3)

I love the little envelope she made using the Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (item 126922). Doesn’t it make you smile just looking at it? The hearts were created with our Hearts a Flutter Framelits (item 130159). Both these great items can be found in our Spring Catalog.

The second item Cindy gave us makes a great gift item for someone’s desk. I really like the way Cindy used the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 129309) to decorate the fabulous NEW Designer Builder Brads (item 129329) and binder clip don’t you?

Blue Mountain Stamper February swaps Cindy (2)

Does this look like fun? Is this something you might be interested in doing? Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up?

Now is a great time to join. With the special Sale-a-bration promotion not only will you get to choose your own starter kit for just $99 – You’ll get $156.50 in product! That is an extra 25% since Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary.

Whether you’re a hobbyist who wants to take advantage of our 20% discount to support your paper crafting habit or a business builder wanting to pay some bills –  As a member of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team, you’ll have access to my support and resources to help you grow as a Demonstrator.

  • Monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings

Fellowship and fun

Make & Take Projects

Product Training



Shoebox Swaps

  • Exclusive Online Blue Mountain Stampers’ Group

Face book group

Stampin’ Connection Group

  • New Demonstrator Program


Personalized Ongoing support

Discounts on my Classes

And More!

Climb Mountains with me and the Blue Mountain Stampers!

Want to know how to join? Click HERE for more information or contact me at and I can answer your questions.

Join the fun today!

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