What’s on Sale with SU

Hi all!  I got home from Salt Lake early Monday morning.  I was crossing my fingers that my swaps didn’t get lost with my luggage but it all made it’s way back to me.  I had brought an extra suitcase this year because I know SU gives us so much stuff!  Thank you Southwest for 2 free bags:)

I’ll add more swaps here on the blog on Thursday but for today, lots of promotions going on:


If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, it’s worth a try!  If you have tried before, SU has pumped them up a bit and I think they are much better!  They are really for the crafter that likes to be surprised each month with a project.  Subscribers can also buy refill kits so if you like a past project, you can get more.

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014

Offer: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).


  • For new subscribers only.

  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.

  • You need to visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.

  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2″ when you sign up.

  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).


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August 1st:  Big Shot Bundles FREE with purchase of Big Shot machine in August!  Already have a Big Shot?  Buy one or more of 6 bundles at a 15% discount!   Bundles are stamp sets and coordinating framelit sets  including the Word Bubbles, Deco Labels, Chalk Talk, Floral collection and stars.  Exact Details on August 1st!


Discount on My Digital Studio Print Products!  Click HERE to see flyer with details and prices.


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Christmas in July! Purchase the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set–now available as a special sneak peek of the 2014 holiday catalog!  See the flyer HERE.


This week’s weekly Deals from Stampin’ UP! Click graphic to see in my store. The Banner Framelits are a nice deal!

weekly deals july 22-july


And there is still a Buy 3, Get one Free on Designer Paper packs!

Ok, have to go prep for a class so I’ll be back Thursday with a swap Show and share!







2014 Stampin Up Convention Day 2

Day 2 started off with a WOW!  At General session, SU announced where our next Grand Vacation incentive trip will be.  Drum-roll….

A Mediterranean Cruise to Spain, Italy and France!!!!

That is going to be amazing so I better get busy working on earning that!  Matt has already started packing LOL

I snapped a few quick pics of random samples on display for you.  There are some new products in some of them if you look closely! Hopefully you can click on them to enlarge.

(like that large stamp with the deer:)

We had classes all day then our annual Awards Night!  I was so blown away to earn the Top 100 Demonstrator award called Founders Circle again this year.  My team, customers and Matt of course helped me earn it!   SU always gives a pretty purse to the achievers and this one is a beauty that pics don’t do justice:


Stampin Up had a FUN FUN After Awards party, cowgirl rodeo theme!

(the actual name escapes me at the wee hour)  Rounded up some of our team for a photo opportunity! (I’m in the middle there somewhere:)

2014 after party

Yes, that’s our Jennifer on the mechanical bull! I may have been tempted had I not been in a dress and heels!


The internet is not my friend today.  Tried to post more last night and again this am, but it’s spotty.

Here are a few swaps!

How cute and clever this swap is! paulette Paulson – Slithering by with a birthday Hi!  Can you guess what DIE she used?

paulette Paulson - Slithering by with a birthday Hi!

I really liked this one! Composition and layout..really cute!  By Dana Mosley

Dana Mosley

I’ll be posting more to my Stamping School FB page today so head over there where the internet roams free!




2014 Stampin’ Up! convention Day one

And we have begun our annual Stampin’ Up convention here in Salt Lake City!

I know you love to see the swamps and creativity here so I’ve chosen a few of my favorites:

Susie Brown made this really great tag for my convention bag! So adorable!


Always great to see friends here each year! Brandy Cox is just as sweet in person as she is in her videos. This was her swap that she made this year. The stamps that is called Kinda eclectic and she used Mossy Meadow and Daffodil delight I believe. Striking!

One of our Florida demonstrators, Janet Munden, made this cool Christmas card using the star framelits.
Look closely at the star and you will see that she embedded the stars together as opposed to stacking them up!

Stampin’ Up! has a really cool recognition room for those who have earned a trip or an award for achievements in sales for leadership.

They also have a fun Photo Booth and Patsy Waggoner, Dawn Olchefsky and I had some fun with the camera!
I’m so excited for Janet Munden, one of my directs on my team, who earned the Hawaii grand vacation. So we will both be heading to Hawaii next year!

I had a very good year, thanks to all my wonderful customers and Team!


New Project Life Items Available and Weekly Deals

Hi All!   I’m here in Salt Lake City this morning, doing some ancestry research before Stampin’ Up convention starts on Wednesday!  I’ll be posting all the fun happenings here on my blog once a day.  If you like more updates than once a day and are on FB be sure to Like  my Stamping School Facebook page, as that’s where I can update tidbits all day easier.

Thanks to those of you who commented with your opinion on my swap!  Many said add a coral layer to the back but it didn’t great next to the gray so I added white, then coral.  Extra layer but it came out nice. I got a 105 done the night before I left thanks to Matt, who put dimensionals and labels on!


Oops, just saw the exploded bottle of nail polish in the background of my pic. EVERY time I fly, it happens. I put them in a ziplock bag, tighten them down and still, one of them leaks from the pressure.  If you have a tip for how to avoid that (not just leaving it at home LOL) lemme know.

Back to business!

SU has released 3 new Project Life items for scrappers this am:

Then this Week’s Weekly Deals (click to view in my store)
weekly deals july 15
If you don’t have the 1″ square punch already, that’s a good deal.  I’m also getting a new scallop edge punch with this week’s deals.  Mine is at least 5 years old, gets TONS of use with classes and all the tin cans can’t sharpen it anymore.  I’m getting fuzzy scallops:)
I’m off to do some genealogy research!  Send productive thoughts my way,
Go stamp Something!

Black Splash with Blendies

I’m drawn to black and white patterns, in clothing or home accessories and especially paper.

When I saw the new Stampin’ Up catalog had a pack of paper designed just for me (wink) I was SO happy!


It’s called Back to Black and has lots of striking, pretty patterns. See page 187 in your SU catty.


You can color your DSP with markers but the new Blendabilities are SUPER smooth and leave no streaks.

(I call them Blendies, since we are close now:)

Even Matt, with his discerning and sometimes critical eye, couldn’t tell it was hand colored and wasn’t bought that way.

The first one I made I colored in the stems and all the leaves/flowers.  It needed a little restraint on my part to avoid those the 2nd try!

When you try this at home, leave a little border of white around your images as the Blendies will soak up to the edges naturally.

I used the lightest yellow in the Daffodil Assorment #130998, the lightest red in the Cherry Cobbler assortment #130995

and the lightest green in the Olive assortment #130999.


I love the Black and white version also, with a pop of red!

The card is Basic Black, 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored in landscape position at 4-1/4″ for a top fold card.

The skinny layer is 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″

and the DSP is 4″ x 4″ so you can get 9 cards from each sheet.

The sweet greetings are from a new hostess set coming out soon, I think in the Holiday catalog, called Good Greetings.

Go Stamp Something!


Beauty of the Season & MORE!

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Starting today, July 8th, Stampin’ Up is giving us a little winter in July!

This stamp set will be in the upcoming Holiday seasonal catalog that begins Aug 28th but you can get it early if you like!

Beauty of the Season

Beauty of the Season, Set of 4 

Clear Mount 135779  16.95         Wood Mount 135776  21.95

Click here to view the FLYER


TWO new Photopolymer sets!

  If you like boys, you will love the new Dear Heart set and I personally LOVE the new Christmas set!  (there is a typo on that one, not 60 stamps!)  Print flyer to see true size of stamps.

See the Dear Heart HERE

See the Christmas Bliss HERE (there is a typo, not 6o stamps!)


Do you have a BIG SHOT machine on your wish list?

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Wait until August and get bundles free with purchase!!

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to purchase a Big Shot, that time is August! When you buy a Big Shot during the month of August, you’ll receive your choice of one of five FREE exclusive stamp set and Framelits bundles–that’s up to a $60 US value absolutely free!  Quite the deal and you can’t beat our warranty on our machines – best out there!

If you already own a Big Shot, we’re also offering a 15-percent discount on select bundles with framelits like Word Bubbles, Deco Labels, Chalk Talk, Florals and Stars!

Check back on August 1 to get all of the details.


weekly deals widget

These are on sale from July 8th – July 14th only!  Click HERE to read details in my store.



Blendabilities are a BIG Hit!

Several are available to purchase now.  As demonstrators we can now get the remaining colors early and they are really awesome, too!  You will LOVE the Navy group, the Wisteria and the Grays….those are my favorites!  I’ll let you know when those are available.
If you missed my post about which ones are carrying over and to see 5 new project videos from SU about the Blendabilities, see my post HERE.
Whew! Time for breakfast….
Go Stamp Something!

Swap it?

I’m playing around in the stamp room today for a bit.

Our Stampin’ Up annual convention in Utah is just a few weeks away and need to come up with a nice card but easy enough to make 100 of them!

What do you think of this one? Swappable?


I used Kinda Ecletic stamp set

and a Color Coach combo of Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral and Soft Sky :


(I love how that color coach makes me use combos I would not normally use)

So leave me a comment – yay or nay?




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