People Like You

Wow – Can you believe it is the last day of the year already? If you’re like me you are shaking your head wondering what happened to 2013. One of my favorite things about New Years Eve is looking back at the current year and looking forward to next. I can remember listening to the radio (yes – I’m that old, no iPods or iTunes – LOL) and hearing the run down of the years weekly top hits. Now I enjoy all those shows they put together of the top years events. How about you is there something special you enjoy doing to review your year and count your blessings?

So since today is New Years Eve I am going to share with you some of my favorites from this past year and a sneak peek of our 2014 Occasions Catalog. Are you ready?

The introduction of our Envelope Punch Board and the fun cards you can make with it! Here is my Remembering Your Birthday file folder card that I made and shared with you back in November. I really love this Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper and the colors in it.

File Folder Card #3

And these great little Luau Sea Glass Jars I made for my daughter’s graduation party to decorate the tables –

Luau Sea Glass Jar

along with her party invites – I just LOVE this punch art hula girl, she is too stinking cute! I enjoyed the time together with my friend Cindy punching and assembling while visiting.

Punch Art Luau Invite (1)

My first ever – video tutorial that I shared with you to show you our new Core’dinations cardstock.

Just Thinking

And my first trip to Leadership in Orlando with my stamping friends – what fun we had. I’ve got lots of great memories from our girl time together! I’m really looking forward to attending Leadership next month in Houston and making new memories.

Leadership 2013 Group Lunch

And now for the looking forward to 2014  and a sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog-

People like you make it possible for me to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and I want you to know what a blessing I consider each and everyone of you. I love what I do and being able to share my love of stamping with you on my blog and in my classes, stamp camps, and events is a big part of what makes stamping so special for me – So thank you. Know that I’ll look forward to stamping with you in 2014!

People Like You

This card is one that I received from my friend Janie using the NEW People Like You single stamp and Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the NEW Occasions Catalog that goes live on January 3rd!

Janie is part of my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers –  and part of what is great about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to see and order product 30 days before the catalogs go live – of course getting a discount is great too. This past weekend I held an all day team event to play and stamp together and even though Janie wasn’t able to join us, she has been playing with her new goodies and shared this wonderful card with me. Yippie!

I really love the image and sentiment in the People Like You stamp set, it’s just lovely isn’t it? So I thought it was a fitting sentiment for my sneak peek.

Ocassions Catalog Bash-005 Banner

Oooooo – and you are going to love all the new goodies in this new Occasions Catalog – I can’t wait to share them with you during my Free event on January 5th! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, that’s ok there is still time – take a few minutes and let me know so that I’ve got enough supplies for everyone to stamp. And of course feel free to include a friend or two in the fun! Click HERE for my Calendar of Events and all the details for my Occasions Catalog Bash.


Who hoo! a great way to end the year – check out this weeks selection of great deals!

Weekly Deals 12 31 image

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

Clearance Rack Blitz (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends January 6, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)

NEW Digital Downloads

General Lee Ground Hogs Day

Did you know that the General told us we’ll have six more weeks of winter here in my neck of the woods? Bummer right, some one really should have told my daffodils which are sticking their heads up already. Sooo with that being said, what’s a better way to spend those cold winter days – catching up on those projects you’ve been wanting to get to this winter! So why not pour yourself a cup of cocoa, choose some NEW Digital Downloads and curl up in front of a fire and get to work!

And with this week’s NEW Digital Downloads you’ll have a lot of fun – so why not check them all out? I just love the New Digital Download of one of my favorite images from the Spring Catalog and at these prices who can resist!

Just Thinking Stamp Brush (item 133020 $2.95)


You Rule Stamp Brush Set (item 133018 $3.95)


Don’t you love the way Stampin’ Up! is giving us these great NEW Digital Downloads to help us get organized? Here is another one, this time for your office. I know I’ll be looking at using them to organize my space when I finally drag myself through my tax paperwork, ugg. This download will be my well deserved reward!

Label This Office Designer Template (item 133265 $4.95)


You & Me Designer Template (item 133378 $2.95)


Need a quick and easy book for someone? How about the Love More Photobook Template (item 132796 $19.95)


And last but not least the final NEW Digital Download, Sent with Love Kit (item 132914 $9.95).


Love these images? Why not check out the great promotion we have with coordinating products using these Sent with Love images by clicking HERE?

Wait – it gets better! While you’re checking out all the great New Downloads available today why not stop by the Clearance Rack? We’ve got some great Dollar Deals too! Add one or add them all – at these prices who can resist!

Clearance Rack Blitz Banner with button

Digital Content Discs are being offered for just $1 from now until February 12th (or while supplies last) and you can get yours, that’s right, for just $1!

  • Avant-Garde Collection DVD (item 125841)
  • Cheerful Treats Digital Content CD (item 124237)
  • Express Booster Pack DVD (item 124889)
  • His & Her Collection DVD (item 125842)
  • October, December, Whenever Collection DVD (item 124485)
  • Simple Snapshots Content CD (item 127185)
  • Sweet Retreat Collection DVD (item 125840)

Click HERE to check out all our Digital Downloads

Click HERE to check out the Clearance Rack

And of course if you haven’t tried MDS and want to we have a FREE 30 Day trial just for you. Click HERE to learn more about our FREE 30 Day Trial of MDS. Want a little hands on training? I have an Intro to MDS classes coming up on March 4th so you can click HERE to see Events Calendar if you want to learn more about my classes.

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Just Thinking Tutorial

Want to see what we did at my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event? This past Sunday I was able to share the NEW Spring Catalog products and some of the things I brought back with me from Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando.  What fun everyone had together – it’s one of my favorite parts of stamping.

First here are some pictures of my classroom and some of the displays.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event classroom

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Display

Of course there has to be chocolate – after all what would be stamping without chocolate?

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event snack area

Everyone seemed to have a great time with the two cards they were able to make.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event group

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Big Shot

Here is my favorite card that I created for the event using the Just Thinking Stamp from the Spring Catalog. Just Thinking was one of the stamps I just knew I wanted when I saw the Spring Catalog the first time!

Just Thinking

Since not everyone was able to come I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how my Just Thinking card was made, along with my very first video tutorial showing you how to use our Core’dinations Card Stock. I just love the Core’dinations Card Stock and think you will too – it’s a lot of fun to work with and very versatile. Better yet you’ll find three Core’dination Card Stock color choices Pool Party (item 129321), Primrose Petals (item 129322), and Real Red (item 129320) in the Spring Catalog on page 12.

Just Thinking Tutorial

Just Thinking


Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (item 126842 $6.95): 4 ¼” x 11″; scored at 5 ½” and folded

Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock (item 129322 $6.95): 4″ x 5 1/4″

Very Vanilla Card Stock (item 101650 $8.50): 8 1/2″ x 3 ½”

5/8″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding (item 120999 $6.96): 20″

Honeycomb Embossing Folder (item 129378 $7.95)

Stampin’ Sanding Block (item 129367 $3.95)

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (item 129021 $26.96)

2 ½” Circle Punch (item 120906 $16.95)

Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (item 110755 $3.95)

Dimensionals (item 104430 $3.95)


1. Prepare your Core’dinations Card Stock Layer as shown in the video.

2. Adhere the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock to your card front using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. (I like to use this adhesive on anything that has a heavy texture.)

3. Stamp two images onto Very Vanilla Card Stock using Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink.Just Thinking Tutorial

4.  Using the Window Frame Framelits Die and Big Shot cut out one of the images.

Just Thinking Tutorial

5. Adhere to the card front.

6. Punch the sentiment out of the second stamped image using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.

Just Thinking Tutorial

7. Adhere to the card front using Dimensionals.

8. Loop ribbon around the card front and tie into a bow. Trim ends.

That’s it – now you can send your card to someone you’re thinking about.

You can click here to download a PDF of my Justing Thinking Tutorial

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