Crazy About You & April Events

Want a fun bold color combination? Why not check out the Bohemian Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape found in the Annual Catalog? I’ve used the Bohemian Washi Tape for this card since I love the rich colors it contains.


This card was quick and easy since the Washi Tape is simply stick and tear and the focal point has a coordinating punch. And who doesn’t LOVE a coordinating punch? LOL

The great thing about the Crazy About You stamp set is the fact it is available in wood, clear and photopolymer. You’ve got tons of sentiments to choose from and when you combine them you can come up with all kinds of greetings. I’ve just used the simple hello for this card, but how many combinations can you come up with when you look at the set?

And did you notice the center of my flower? It’s one of our fun self stick Metal Rimmed Pears (138394) which is part of our Weekly Deals that end today. If you haven’t tried these embellishments it’s a great time to get yours. They add a elegant pop to your card, come in three sizes and are self stick!

You can  check out all the Weekly Deals below, but hurry- they end today at midnight (MT).

Weekly Deals March 29 2016

Want to Stamp with Me? Why not check out my upcoming events for April

Caring with Cards – April 19th at 2 p.m. (Clarkesville Library)

FREE event – come make a difference in some one’s life


Coffee & Cards – Tuesday, April 26th at 10 a.m. – noon OR

Thursday, April 21st at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Class Fee $15; or FREE with minimum purchase


Consignment Sale – Thursday, April 28th – 30th

Want to hold a private party? It’s a great time to hold a party since we’re close to the end of our Annual Catalog.

Contact me today to set up a time for you and your friends to stamp together!

Click HERE to see my full Calendar of Events and more details


Stamp Set: Crazy About You (138856/138859/137137)

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (133642)

Paper: Blackberry Bliss (133675), Delightful Dijon (138338),  and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Metal Rimmed Pearls (138394), Bohemian Washi Tape (138386) and Flower Medallion Punch (137417)

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Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)


New Weekly Deals

Have you seen the New Weekly Deals that start today? There is a little something for everyone.

Weekly Deals February 23 2016

Why not complete your 2015 In Color collection with the Stampin’ Write Markers? Sale-a-bration is a great time to get those reinkers, ink pads and card stock colors you might have missed.

And check out these fun past projects made using some of the items found on the Weekly Deals list. After all who doesn’t love punches? And the Flower Medallion coordinates with our Crazy About You stamp set (138856/138859/137137). And the Crazy About You comes in wood, clear mount and photopolymer!!! So choose the type stamp you love to stamp with.

Crazy About You and Best Day Ever DSP (2)

Hello You thinlits Crazy About You Coffee & Cards card Crazy About You and Best Day Ever DSP (1)

And who doesn’t love embossing folders? The Happy Heart Embossing Folder isn’t just for valentines.

# Hello Coffee & Cards January 2015 (1)

Help Celebrate with Paper Pumpkin!


Did you know that Paper Pumpkin will be celebrating 3 years of crafting next month? And the kits keep getting better and better!

Check out this fun project we made in February.

Would you like to join in the fun? Why not try our Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions? Not only will you receive great kits that include everything you need to create the project, but you’ll get exclusive stamp sets too! And during Sale-a-bration you’ll get to choose a FREE Sale-a-bration products with a 3 month or 12 month prepaid subscription!

Want to learn more? Or have questions about the Paper Pumpkin experience? Why not contact me today to learn more about it? Or click on the following links!

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Join the Blue Mountain Stampers during Sale-a-bration

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It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up!  During Sale-a-Bration you can join my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers,  for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE product for your starter.  Which means you choose $155 in product for only $99!  PLUS – your kit ships for free! That’s over $70 in savings!

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Whether you want to join for the discount or to make a little extra cash – you’ll be able to save 20% or more on your stamping supplies!

Cards touch your heart

Have you ever wondering why you enjoy creating cards? Has someone ever sent you a letter that had brightened your day or made a difference in your life? We all paper craft for different reasons. Maybe this is one of your reasons you enjoy stamping.

Jason Wright Keynote speaker Leadership 2015

Jason Wright is a weekly columnist for the Deseret News and The Northern Virginia Daily. He’s appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the US and writes about topics such as the joy of service, the lost art of letter writing among other topics. This year he was the Keynote Speaker for the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference and I enjoyed the time he was with us that morning.

As he shared his humor and stories of learning how to stamp I couldn’t help but connect with the message of the ability we have to make a difference in someone’s life with our cards. His stories brought back memories of  past pen pals, and childhood friends.

Those special sometimes hard to read letters my Grandmother used to send me when I first moved to Georgia with her recipes enclosed. She’s been gone 15 years now, but back then when long distance calls were expensive, she’d write weekly to all of us at one time with carbon paper between the layers of paper. (I know, I bet you haven’t seen carbon paper in years, right?) Those letters and memories are especially special now that she is gone.

What a wonderful opportunity we have to make a difference in someone’s life simply by taking a few moments to stamp a card. It’s part of the reason I started my Caring with Cards program – making a difference. If you’d like to join me in my free Caring with Cards events you can click HERE for my Calendar of Events  to find times and dates to join me.

Now for today’s  swaps – hopefully they’ll inspire you to stamp and send a card to someone you may be thinking of.

This first set of swaps is made with the Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163). It’s one of our two-step stamps that you’ll find in the Occasions Catalog.

Sheltering Tree (1) Sheltering Tree (2) Sheltering Tree (3) Sheltering Tree (4)

I love the way that you can make the same image feel so different with just color.

And how about these cards made with the Petal Potpourri stamp set (137141/138586) and the coordinating punch, Flower Medallion (137417).

Petal Potpourri (1) Petal Potpourri (5) Petal Potpourri (6) Petal Potpourri (7)

Isn’t it great you can save 15% when you buy the bundle (138876/138877)?

And this Painted Petals stamp set (138819/138822/137146) is now on my wish list.

Painted Petals (1) Painted Petals (2) Painted Petals (3)

You have so many great options with this 13 piece set and the coordinating Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (137784) is fantastic!

And finally the Butterfly Thinlit (137360). I just knew I’d see some fantastic cards made with this die and I wasn’t wrong. Combine it with the coordinating Butterfly Basics set (138813/138816/137154) and you’ve got a sure hit on your hands!

Butterfly Basics (1) Butterfly Basics (2) Butterfly Basics (3)

So which set is your favorite? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you like?

Oooo… I almost forgot the gift I got from my roomie. I haven’t shared it with you yet. Can you guess what Kathleen filled this great little Clear Mount Case with?

Roomie Gift Leadership 2015

All kinds of goodies – since it holds a ton! Snail, Liquid Glue, Pearls, along with some fun goodies to have on hand for the trip. I’m planning on keeping my supplies in this box when I travel since it worked so well at keeping everything together!

Well keep warm, have a great weekend and stamp a bit! Then stop on by Monday for some last minute Valentine ideas. And if you haven’t already why not sign up for my Newsletter – the 6 Weeks of Sale-a-bration Newletter starts next week!

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Weekly Deals Feb 3 2015

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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