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.

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

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)

Best of Sale-a-bration Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Tuesday I showed you my Warmth & Wonder Pop Up Gift Card Holder and told you I would share how to make them today. So without further delay here is today’s project – my Best of Sale-a-bration Pop Up Gift Card Holder.

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

I created this gift card holder for an up coming birthday of a friend. Here is the inside view.

Pop Up Gift Card Holder (giftcard inside pocket)

I used the Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set for the greeting.

Pop Up Gift Card Holder (inside)

Ready to see how I made this great little gift card holder? Movement cards are a lot of fun and this one is so easy to make –

Here is my Pop Up Gift Card Holder Video Tutorial

So what do you think? Why not leave me a comment and let me know – I’d love hearing from you. Sometimes I feel like I’m all alone out here in cyber space LOL

Want a printable PDF tutorial too? Click HERE for my Best of Sale-a-bration Pop Up Gift Card Holder Tutorial with all the supplies and measurements you’ll need.


Stamp Set: Best of Sale-a-bration (134393) and Remembering Your Birthday (131347/131350)

Inks: Gumball Green Classic Ink (126861)

Paper: Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145), Summer Starfruit (126839), Raspberry Ripple (126842), and Very Vanilla (101650)

Accessories:Envelope Punch Board (133774), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199), Stampin’ Sponges (104430), Bone Folder (102300), Sticky Strip (104294)

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

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

Clearance Rack Blitz (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends December 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)

You’re Invited to my Occasions Catalog Bash!

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Come join in the fun at this FREE event

Pick up your Occasions & Sale-a-bration Catalogs and stamp a fun project


Sunday, January 5th

Drop in anytime between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.


My Classroom

Contact me to RSVP today or by Saturday, January 4th at the latest, since I’ll need time to prepare projects and gifts!


Remembering Your Birthday Video Tutorial

When I first saw the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper I fell in love with the colors and patterns. My eye has always drawn to the gray tones – I guess it’s a result of the 70’s when everything was brown – grays just feel clean and fresh to me. And since I haven’t had a chance to play with it much yet I wanted to use it for this card – a pocket File Folder Card.

File Folder Card #3

So what do you think? I really like the way this card turned out and I love the way the second sentiment pops out from under the tab – kind of a hidden surprise.

File Folder Card #3 (2)

So here is my File Folder Card #3 Video Tutorial showing you how I created this card. I hope you enjoy it!


Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday (131347/131350)

Inks: Basic Gray (126981)

Paper:  Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131), Smoky Slate (131202), Basic Gray (121044), Crushed Curry (131199) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Gray  ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126879), Neutral Candy Dots (130394), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Envelope Punch Board (133774), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Glue Dots (103683), Sticky Strip (104294)

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

Hostess Code AJZK6FWH

Holiday Sale (Runs Through December 2nd at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Weekly Deals (Special ends November 25, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

My Digital Studio 30% Off Sale (Sale ends November 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)