Holiday Catalog PreOrder Sneak Peek Video

Wow, the month is flying by and I’m hoping the third time is the charm for my computer. Every time I think I’m good…. well I’m sure you can tell since I haven’t posted much lately that it hasn’t been successful. Keep your fingers crossed this time is going to work since I really miss stamping and sharing with you.

Any how, it’s a little later than I wanted, but here is a sneak peek of what was in my preorder box that I received last week just in time for my Team Weekend Getaway.

Love what you’ve seen so far? I know that you’ll love ALL the goodies this Holiday Catalog is filled with! I can’t wait to share them with you!

And good news I’ll be holding a special event to kick off this fantastic catalog locally along with a Virtual Party too! We had so much fun together during the last Face Book Virtual Party that you’ve been asking for another – no worries if you don’t live locally, now you can participate in the fun too. Watch for more information coming to your inbox soon with more details!!!

Three Great August Deals

Here is a quick catch up on special promotions going on right now – I don’t want you to miss out on any of the special deals during August.

August Sneak Peek Special get your Carols of Christmas stamp set and Framelits dies during August!

Don’t let those $5 Bonus Day Coupons go to waste! You’ve earned them in July make sure you use them before the end of August! Let me know if you have any questions about the Bonus Days Coupons you have.

It’s a wonderful time to try the Paper Pumpkin kits if you’ve been wanting to AND they make wonderful gifts too! So why not get one for you and a family member or friend? Our Paper Pumpkin kits include everything you need to craft without any work! I’ve got my Paper Pumpkin Craft time coming up on Tuesday August 22nd if you want to learn what it is all about. Click HERE to learn more about this event on my Calendar or contact me today.

You’ll want to stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful items we created last weekend during the retreat – there was lots of stamping going on!






Fun & Flirty Flip Flops

What says summer more than a new pair of flip flops? Today’s card uses our fun bold Designer Series Paper, Festive Birthday to create these fun cactus flip flops.

Seaside Shore Flip Flops (1)

I’ve had several of you ask me how I created these when you saw my shoe box card HERE.

So I thought I’ve put together a video tutorial on how they are made. And I included some tips to make things easier.

Want the pattern? Well I’ve made one up just for you!

Flip Flop Pattern Printable PDF

So, what kind of flip flops do you like? Plain, bright and colorful, or wild patterns? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.

Seaside Shore Flip Flops (2)

What’s Happening Here?

On a personal note I thought I’d share with you what is happening with all this wood my son, Johnathan and I  brought home on June 20th. (Click HERE to see that post).

June 20 2016 wood for classroom

I’m excited to say my guys are making great progress on the project… my classroom!

June 2016 Classroom storage (4)

Johnathan is always happy playing with his “toys” in the garage. (He built his garage cabinetry that you see in the background over his winter break.)

June 2016 Classroom storage (1)

Over the weekend they finished the 12 x 12 paper storage unit.

June 2016 Classroom storage (2)

and the base cabinet too! Wow that was fast!!!

June 2016 Classroom storage (3)

I can’t tell you how excited I am to get painting! And you know how I dislike painting. LOL!!!

Right now, I’m trying to decide a new paint color for the classroom walls. After all, with this great cabinetry going in I need a new coat of paint, right?

I’ve got it narrowed down to two choices at this point.

classroom paint swatches

A more bold one and a safe one. I’m trying to decide how crazy I want to be LOL!!! Pool Party or Sahara Sand ???? Hmmm…. what do you think? I’ve changed my mind so many times already, but these are the two I keep coming back to since I love the Island Indigo display item I already have.

What color would you choose?


Stamp Set: Seaside Shore (141622/141625)

Inks: Melon Mambo (115320), Crumb Cake (126975), and Soft Suede Classic Ink (126978)

Paper: Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630), Melon Mambo (126948), Emerald Envy (141415), Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Sky (131203) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Seaside Embossing Folder (141481), Melon Mambo tick Baker’s Twine (141689), Blossom Bunch Punch (140612) and Regal Enamel Shapes (141681)


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Use Hostess Code 4JURAZXY and receive a FREE gift when you place a minimum order of $50

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All About Everything & Paper Pumpkin Fun!

Paper Pumpkin is a fun way to craft. Everything comes in the box ready for you to start stamping and who doesn’t love crafting when the prep work is done for you?

These kits are fun for anyone, experience stamper or new! Great for gifts, a little crafting time or even traveling since everything is in one little box! My 9 year old niece LOVES these kits!

Check out this fun card I made with the FREE 18 piece All About Everything Stamp Set I received as a Thank You gift in April’s kit. I simply added supplies from my stash.

All about Everything April Paper Pumpkin 2016

Bright and colorful and perfect for spring!

Want to see the April kit in action?

Refills for this fun wreath are available to purchase when you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Want to see what is available in the May kit? Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Sneak Peek!!!


Sign up by May 10th and you’ll get this great set of cards! The Many Manly Occasions kit will include 8 laser-cut cards and envelopes and I know you’ll love it.

There are two ways to subscribe:

  • Buy a PrePaid Subscription (you can add this to any order if you’re wanting some of those yummy retirement list items.)


Either way your kit will be shipped to your door step around the 10th of the month!!! And you’ll receive something fun in your mail box (husband not included LOL!)

Paper Pumpkin Larry mail arrival

Here are some more peeks of the May kit  from our recent OnStage in Salt Lake.


May Paper Pumpkin sneak peek

Got questions? I’m here to help.


Stamp Set: Paper Pumpkin All About Everything Stamp Set (FREE April  GIFT)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Calypso Coral (126983), Mint Macaron (138326) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (131173)

Paper: Mint Macaron (138337) and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Ornate Tag Topper Punch (137416) and Calypso Coral 1/2″ Seam Binding (134569)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Use Hostess code PYU4QEBY and get a FREE Tutorial when you order in April.

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!


Marvelous Metallic Pumpkins

I love to learn new techniques. Do you? Today’s project combines two things I love techniques and the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. Whoo hoo! I find myself using my Blendabilities all the time – they are just so much fun to color with and I’m not really a coloring type of person normally. But I’m finding coloring with my Blendabilities is very relaxing and  I always feel so accomplished when I’m finish coloring an image LOL.

I’ve used the Fall Fest stamp set and coordinating Fun Fall Framelits that are available in a money saving Bundle (137628) for this project. This is such a great set for the fall, it’s not such for Halloween as you can see.

marvelous metallic pumpkins

So wondering what and how I did this? It is sooooo easy and it really gives your project a WOW effect. I’m hoping you can see the wonderful look that this little pumpkin has in my photo.

Want to learn this really quick and easy technique? I’ve made a quick video for you. So without delay – Here is my Marvelous Metallic Pumpkins Video Tutorial.

Love it? All you need is a sold image for this project and you’re set to go – the ideas are endless. I haven’t noticed there is any problem so far with my Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers – The only tip is lighter hand when coloring is better since the StazOn Ink is also alcohol based too much pressure picks up the StazOn. That is why for your regular projects you’ll want to use our Memento Tuxedo Black Pad.

Want to learn more about Stampin’ Blendabilities? I’ve got a Blend with Friends Class coming up in October. Not only will you get to practice with the Blendabilities Markers, but the class includes a bundle of products that will get you started. Sound interesting?

Why not contact me today (706 754-7124 or to learn more about the Blend with Friends Class or you can click HERE to see my full calendar of events. I think you’ll really love using our Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers once you try them and they are such a great deal too!


Stamp Set: Fall Fest (135194), For All Things (135152/135155), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Ink: White Cotton StazOn Pad (106960), Tangerine Tango (1269416), Sahara Sand (126976), Bermuda Bay (131171), and Crushed Curry Classic Ink Pads (131173)

Cardstock: Gold Foil (132622), Bermuda Bay (131197), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits Dies (135856), 1 ¾” Circle Punch (119850), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (118874), Paper Piercing Tool (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Old Olive (130999) and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (130997), and Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

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Hostess code HKNSYMNZ

Place an Online order with me and use my Hostess Code HKNSYMNZ and I’ll send you a FREE Tutorial with instructions to create 4 fun projects using the Wonderful Wreath stamp set!

Click Here to learn more about using the Hostess Code

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)


You’re Lovely

You’re Lovely is one of those great items that you can earn during Sale-a-bration for FREE. This stamp set was one of the first item I chose to earn because I love the images and sentiments that come in the set. The fact that it coordinates with our Deco Labels Collection Framelits was an added bonus. After all who doesn’t like Framelits?

You're Lovely Leadership Swap 2014

I made this card during my Leadership Shoebox Swap in Houston. I really love the way it uses the Sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper to determine the colors used to create this card. And who doesn’t love our In Color Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Stretch Ribbon? It’s just yummy and adds that special little touch.

March is a great time to host a party and earn some FREE merchandise along with your own FREE Sale-a-bration items. Why not choose your party date today? Just give me a call or email me and we’ll set up a time and date that works for you.


Stamp Set: You’re Lovely (133575/133578)

Inks:  Jet Black StazOn (101406)

Paper: Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (133521), Basic Black (121045), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298),  Pistachio Pudding (131294), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: 2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (131260), Delicate Dots Embossing Folder (133520), Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102),  Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (1300211), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Hostess code 6JDYYVZ4


Have you been having problems with your stamps clinging to your clear blocks? Did you know that sometimes the weather can affect this, along with the oils from your hands? Would you like a tip that helps your stamps adhere better to your blocks year round?

Well this weekend I put this little tutorial together for you. I hope you’ll find it helpful.


Today is the last day for to order Weekly Deals. Tomorrow there will be new ones. So why not check them out and let me know if you would like something? Or place your order in my Online Store and have the items shipped direct to your home.

Don’t forget to use my Hostess Code 6JDYYVZ4 when you place your Online Orders. It’s quick and easy to do and you’ll find the latest Hostess Code at the end of every blog post.

Weekly Deals Feb 25 2014

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Hostess code 6JDYYVZ4

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

paper pumpkin promotion header image

Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through March 31st, 2014)

New Digital Downloads


Christmas Collectibles Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Need a great gift card holder for those last minute holiday gifts? I know I do since gift cards seem to be a popular thing with the teens in our life – so I pulled out an old favorite and made this cute little gift card holder using the Christmas Collectibles Stamp Set and coordinating Christmas Ornament Punch. Love those punches, right?

Christmas Collectibles Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder (1)

Want to see a video tutorial and learn how I made the gift card holder using the Pop ‘n Cuts Die? Why not check out my Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder VideoTutorial from an earlier post HERE.

I really like the way this gift card holder has clean bold lines with a little bit of whimsy thrown in.

You can print my FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

FREE Christmas Collectibles Pop ‘n Cuts Gift Card Holder Tutorial (PDF)

Pop n cuts card base           Christmas Collectibles Bundle

This fun die is part of our Weekly Deals so you can get yours at a great price and don’t forget that the Christmas Collectibles and Christmas Ornament Punch are two items from the Holiday Catalog that come in a bundle (133282/133283) so you can save 15% when you purchase them together!


Stamp Set: Christmas Collectibles (item 131772/131775) and Sassy Salutations (item 132070/126707)

Inks: Old Olive Classic Ink (item 126953), and Versa Mark Pad (item102283)

Paper: Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (item 119685), Old Olive Card Stock (item 100702), Whisper White Card Stock (item 100730)

Accessories: Christmas Ornament Punch (item 132152), White Embossing Powder (item 109132), Embossing Buddy (item 103083), Heat Tool (item 129053), Stampin’ Sponges (item 101610), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Labels Collection Framelits (item 125598), Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts Die (item 130099), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (item 132174), Big Shot (item 11343), and Magnetic Platform (130658)

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Use Hostess Code UHRUCJ9X and get a special Class from me for FREE!

Weekly Deals (Special ends December 16, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Clearance Rack Blitz (while supplies last)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)


Christmas Collectibles Treat Tent

Yesterday I promised you that I would share my video tutorial for my Christmas Collectibles Treat Tent. This cute little tent was my little treat for those of you who attended my Holiday Catalog Premiere Party.

Christmas Collectibles Treat Tent

These little treat tents are fun and sooo easy to make – I think you’re going to enjoy making them for family and friends this holiday season. After all who doesn’t like a little surprise?

So here is my latest video tutorial – Christmas Collectibles Treat Tent

Stop by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing the card that everyone made during the event.


Stamp Set: Christmas Collectibles (131772/131775) and Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802)

Card Stock: Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341), Bermuda Bay (131197) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Ink: Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad (131171)

Accessories: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137), Ornament Punch (132152), Modern Label Punch (119849), and Word Window Punch (119857)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Mystery Hostess Code

Use Mystery Hostess Code RUG6FXNY when placing your order online and your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Mystery Hostess Code RUG6FXNY will be good through Saturday, November 2nd. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.


Weekly Deals Banner Image

Stampin’ Up! loves to surprise and delight you  – so it’s in that same spirit that they are giving us another surprise that I think you’ll enjoy. Starting today, they will be offering a weekly deal in the online store that will change every Tuesday.

Please note that these weekly deals will be offered only while supplies last! So go ahead and place your order online right away using the Mystery Hostess Code RUG6FXNY so you won’t miss out on them AND you’ll get a chance to be a winner too. The discount will appear in your shopping bag when you check out.

For those of you who are watching for our Thursday Blog One Day Sale items – they will be listed in the same location – under weekly deals, but will only be available for the 24 hour period.

Click HERE to see this week’s Weekly Deals

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Introduced

pop and place

Just introduced to make your holiday gift giving quick and easy is our new Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags. What is this? Well it is a book of 70+ tags in five designers that have been created from existing punches and die shapes. These tags coordinate with the Season of Style products in the Holiday Catalog and are great for making quick and easy tags by themselves or even combined with items you already have.

You can purchase these items individually or in 2 different money saving bundles  –

  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (134975)
  • Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set (134623)
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Bundles (135921): includes Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book,Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Starter Bundle (135290) includes: Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book, Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set, Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot, and Clear Block C


Click HERE for a printable PDF flyer

Paper Pumpkin Banner

Don’t forget – Time is running out to sign up for Paper Pumpkin this month. You have to sign up by midnight tonight (October 10th) so you won’t miss out on any more kits.

Remember each month’s kit is only available for a month at a time; go to to sign up.

It’s soooo easy:

  1. Simply sign up now by visiting
  2. Click Get It or Join Here
  3. Complete the online form
  4. List me, (Jini Merck, Clarkesville, GA) as your demonstrator during the ordering process
  5. Then sit back and relax and wait for you kit to arrive at your door each month.

After you complete your registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email

  1. Please forward the email to me.
  2. I’ll verify you are on the list and then send you a Thank You gift for choosing me as your Demonstrator.

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Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers Video Tutorial

Wow, has it already been a couple of days since I shared with you? Today’s card was so much fun creating that I wanted to share it and a the Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers video I made with you before time slipped away again from me today – lol.

This card is one of my favorites that I’ve made recently since it uses one of my favorite products – the Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185). I just have so much fun with these things I don’t want to stamp once I start.

Sassy Salutations Creating Clouds Video

Check out my video Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers  to see how I did it.


Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations (item 132070/126707)

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: Mellon Mambo, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Accessories: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (item 118874), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch,  1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185), Pool Party Refill (item ) and Coastal Cabana Refill (item ), Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (item 129314), Linen Thread (item 104199), and Beautiful Butterflies Die (item 114507)

Click here to order your Stampin’ Up! Products online 24/7! (US only)

Buy 3 Get 1 FREE!

  July DSP promotion                     

For a limited time when you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper you can get one for FREE! Promotion ends July 31st

Getting Started Video Series

Wow! It’s been a busy week here for us with all the year end events for Kaitlin. Today was honors day for Seniors so I’m posting this a bit later than I had hoped.

For those of you who are new to stamping or want to possibly pick up some new tips on how to use our products I’ll be doing a Getting Started Video Series. I hope that you will find these Getting Started Videos useful to you.

Whether you are new to stamping or an seasoned pro it never hurt to refresh our memories, right?

So today I’ll be sharing with you the second video in my Getting Started Series –

Getting Started with Stampin’ Scrub:

And if you’ve missed it here is my first video in the series Getting Started with Stampin’ Spritzers.

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Retirement Party Banner Image

There is still time to RSVP and join in the fun – call or email me today

Retirement Party Giveaways Image

Have you found all my Retirement Party Giveaways? There are 4 Retirement Party Giveaways at this time that you can find on my blog, facebook, twitter and YouTube Channel.

Coming Soon – NEW Wood Mount Cases

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they will be packaging their wood-mount stamp sets in NEW Wood Mount Cases! Yippee!! I was so excited about this news because these NEW Wood Mount Cases are similar to our clear mount cases so they will fit perfectly together on your shelf. Needless to say this makes the organizer in me squeal with delight – uniform and “modular” in design.  They will also have the images and stamp set names on the spine to make searching for the set you want even easier.

I know you’re asking when these will be available-  Well the NEW Wood Mount Cases will become available as of May 31st when the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog goes live. AND extra Wood Mount Cases will also be available just like our Clear Mount Cases currently available now!

Wait it gets even sweeter – because there will be a template for you to create your own labels if you want to transfer your older sets into this sleek new organization system of cases.

Check out this quick video showing you the NEW Wood Mount Cases

Sooo Get Ready for all the exciting NEW products coming in the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog soon. And if you want to make sure that you are one of the first to get the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog there are several ways to earn one for FREE! 

#1 Reserve a Catalog – Preorder your own catalog on or before May 6th for $4.50 and as soon as my catalogs arrive, I’ll mail one to you in the order in which they are reserved.

#2 Book a Workshop – Call me to set your date for a private party with me. It’s a fun time for you and your friends AND you’ll get your catalog for FREE

#3 Place a $50 Order – starting now through May 18th– This can be done Online or through me. This must be a single $50 order (before shipping and tax).

#4 Join a Club – Sign up for one of my Clubs (Stamp, Scrap, Big Shot, or even my Virtual Club) Clubs will start in August when clubs are filled.

#5 Local Customers – Those of you who live locally will have the opportunity to attend my Luau Catalog Launch Party. Dates will be announced soon.

#6 Join My Team – You’ll be the FIRST to see all the NEW and exciting products in the 2013-2014 Catalog! Demonstrators always get a 30 day jump start on Catalogs and products. You can click HERE to see more information about joining my TEAM. Please contact me for all the exciting details regarding the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog and joining.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

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