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!

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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)

Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial

Have you ever had one of those days? Well yesterday was one for me that started with a flat tire and ended with finding out my husband took my camera that contained all the items I wanted to share with you this week to work. So although I didn’t share my Luau Sea Glass Jar Tutorial with you yesterday I’m happy to say I recreated it and that I’m able to today.

Luau Sea Glass Jar

I made these cute little Luau Sea Glass Jars for my daughters Luau Graduation Party on Saturday. I set them around the food table as decorations filled with sand and flickering tea lights for a touch of ambiance.

They seemed to be a hit with the kids and they are sooo easy to make, you’re going to love it! The choices are endless –I’m already seeing cascading flowers made with our punches too, hmm. I think I need to make some more in a new In Colors that will be available tomorrow– lol.

I’m sure that you’ll find your own fun ways to use them. I’d love to hear about it when you do, so come back and share your creations with me. Leave me a comment when you make your own Luau Sea Glass Jars and tell me all about it and what you’ve used them for!


Inks: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 111840), Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill (item 115662)

Other supplies: Elmer’s Glue (I used the washable school glue), foam paint brush, bowl, water, measuring spoons, Hemp (67m), sea shells, hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Mystery Hostess Code

Mystery Hostess Code

Did you know that tomorrow, Friday, May 31st,  is the last day to order from the Spring Catalog and it is also the first day that you’ll be able to order from the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog – are you excited? I know I am. Online ordering will be down  May 31st at 2 a.m. Eastern Time until 2 p.m. Eastern Time as Stampin’ Up! loads and updates the new catalog items in the system– so if you don’t want to worry about all the details you’re welcome to call me or email me your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you as soon as the system comes up.

Or if you prefer you can use my Hostess Code 7DPXDX7R  and place your own order after 2 p.m. on Friday, May 31st. When you do your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code will be good through Friday, June 7th. The number of hostess will depend on the total sales and I’ll be drawing a hostess for every $150 in sales.

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*Please remember that if you are ordering $150 or more yourself that you will earn your own Hostess Benefits and do not want to use this hostess code.

**fine print orders placed during the Mystery Hostess Drawing using this code do not qualify for my 50/50 Board.

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