What have you got to lose?

What have you got to lose? Nothing!
What have you got to gain? So much!
There is a bonus available until TOMORROW (July 31) with the Starter Kit. It is an amazing value everyday, $125 in product for only $99 and no shipping costs, but through tomorrow you get to add a color family of 10 ink pads free! That gives you nearly $200 in product for only $99!
You can decide what you want to do with the Starter Kit. There is no obligation to sell or build a business.
But, you can take the opportunity and run with it!
You can add supplies to your crafting collection and get at least a 20% discount.
You can share your love of crafting with friends and family. Collect orders and have fun doing what you love.
You can decide to throw caution to the wind and build your own business. You will have your own business but won't be alone. I'm available to cheer you on and answer questions every step of the way.
You make your own schedule. You set your own hours. Your business can be in your home or you can build an online business like mine.
If you give this a try and it isn't right for you, then there's no penalty, no hassle. Keep the products you ordered and go back to being a customer.
See, there's nothing to lose!
What will you gain? Freedom from 9 to 5. Opportunity to earn all expense paid trips. Stress-free work. Friendships that could last a lifetime.
Need more information? Read this.
Ready to go? Pick out your $125 in product. Choose your favorite of 5 ink color collections to choose from:

Christmas in July anyone?

You might think I'm crazy to be talking about Christmas already! After all its a little over 6 months away! Plus it is hot! Hot! Hot outside!

But, the question you want to be asking yourself is, do I want to get done early with my Christmas projects this year

or do I want to be working on them last minute again?! I hope you are like me and starting to think about them NOW!

Besides, heading to the craft room and staying in air conditioning is the perfect thing to do on those days that are hotter than blazes!

Get a leg up on the projects now so you can slow down and enjoy the time with loved ones during the Holiday Season!

I've put together my own personal Christmas in July Sale for you!

Well, I scoured the Clearance Rack and found the best deals for you!

You are not going to see these anywhere else!

Check out these awesome products:

Prices range from $2.40 to only $24.00! You can't beat those prices! 

I have a few favorites I want to spotlight for you!

These pretty papers are MUST HAVES and are both less than $6 each! Outstanding!

Merry Music paper is 12 x 12 size and Quilted Christmas paper is 6 x 6!

They will make AWESOME projects, especially cards!

stamping on pretty paper Merry Music pretty paper background

The two cards above were part of my Christmas Card Club Series that is sent out FREE to all of my email subscribers! Get on the list today!

Pick up the Quilt Top Embossing Folder which will work perfectly with the Quilted Christmas paper.

You might even be able to use the Sanded Embossed Paper technique with that product and create a beautiful card! 

Christmas in July

Check out the Watercolor Christmas Card Kit which is an amazing $8! The kit includes 20 pre-printed card bases (5 of 4 designs), gold foil lined envelopes, and more! The stamp set isn't available any longer, but you could use the new Mistletoe Season Stamp set or Stylish Christmas stamp set. You might even have the perfect stamp set at home already! Take a look through your stash and see if something would work to replace the greetings shown!

I have to mention my favorite, favorite available in the Clearance Rack! It is the Card Front Builder Framelit Dies!

I used wth dies without the stamps for the Christmas Card, and I actually like the deer better like that. There was a little too much border on the deer when it was stamped first like is shown in the masuline birthday card idea.


Can you start to imagine uses for these great dies!

Check out the Christmas in July Specials and get started on your Christmas cards now! Spend those precious moments with your loved ones at Christmastime!

Who wouldn't love 10 ink pads FREE?

If you could choose a free set of 10 ink pads, which color family would you choose?
10 Ink Pads free in the month of July 2018
Did you know that you can choose one of these color families of ink pads FREE when you purchase your own Starter Kit anytime in July?!
The Starter Kit is a great deal everyday because you get to choose $125 of product of your choice for $99 and there is FREE SHIPPING, FREE essential business products but this month only you also get a FREE set of 10 ink pads (your choice of color families)!
Did you know you also have a choice with the purchase of the Starter Kit?
  • You can just get the great deal and do nothing more.
  • You can get the deal and get at least 20% off all your own future orders for as long as you want to continue to add to your stamping stash. (Min. of $300 per quarter is required to continue receiving the discount).
  • You can get the deal and share your love of ink, paper, and stamps with your friends and family and receive 20% of whatever they order.
  • You can jump in with both feet and use this as an opportunity to build your own business with YOU as the boss. You still get the other benefits, plus you are investing in yourself and your future!
You decide what you want to do. I am here to help you by answering questions and providing guidance to make the best choices for you and your goals.
Want more information read this! If you are ready to GET STARTED just click on JOIN THE FUN and be ready to pick your $125 in product and be ready to choose your set of 10 ink pads!

Card Shower Group

Card Shower Group! Because there was a need, a private Facebook Group was started to provide Card Showers! Lots of cards have been sent out! It is wonderful to see the love that is getting spread one card at a time!


Open to all! This group is open to all skill levels and not restricted to just Stampin' Up! products. It is about providing a little joy to someone who needs it. 


It is strictly a sharing group and the only requirement is that you are willing to provide a card at some time to someone who might be having a difficult time in their life.
You can join the group to ask for a card shower for someone! We need the requests for card showers as well as the card makers! When posting requests for cards, it can be for an illness, an upcoming surgery, a milestone birthday or just to let someone know that there are people thinking about them. 
We ask that each person post a photo of the card they are sending so that we can see all the creative loveliness too.
You can join the group just to see the cards that are being made and sent!  But, we hope at some point you will want to be part of the shower of cards.
Not looking for thanks! Taking part in card showers are not about being thanked. I have taken part on my own before starting the group. Someone I knew had asked for cards to be sent to her Dad after his surgery. I had sent one card and I wanted to send another one. I contacted her to verify that he was still at the temporary address that she had provided. She sent me a very touching message of gratitude: 
"Thank you so much for the card you sent my dad! No need to send another, thanks for asking. Unfortunately my dad passed away on the 23rd.  You were so kind to send it and he got it read to him more than once.  By the way my dad loved the ocean and wanted to go sailing on one of those big sailboats one day.  You're card was very fitting."
Do you want to send a folded hug too?! You can click on the words Card Showers to add your name to the growing list of loving people who are joining the group! Please share the group link to anyone you know that loves to send cards or who might be in need of requesting a card shower!
Our group is getting new members every day who are passionate about others and are spreading love one card at a time.


Honor Flight Night

Honor Flight Night! Every month my stamping team gathers to hold a meeting. Normally at the meeting one of our projects is a card that will be used for local Honor Flights. This month we decided to forgo the regular meeting and just gather to do a special "shoebox swap". 
A shoebox swap is where each person brings a predetermined amount of cards prepped and with all the tools need to make the cards. Everyone in attendance moves from shoe box to shoe box and makes one of each card. 
We changed up the format for this Shoe Box Swap. Instead of making the cards and keeping one, we were making the cards  but each of the cards would be donated to the Badger Honor Flights from Madison and Milwaukee.
8 designs_ 190 cards made
8 designs, 190 cards made! We gathered at 6:30 pm and worked until 8:45 pm. Most of the cards were prepped completely and it was just a matter of assembling them. I moved around the room and made two of each cards, but then settled in at one table to do the complete set of 20 cards.
Most of the ladies love making the cards but really don't like writing in the cards. I actually LOVE writing in the cards, so I started working on that. We put a personal message in each card and then sign the names of team members both at our meeting or those unable to attend because of distance. 
I had actually printed off greetings to be added to my card design so all anyone had to do was sign their name. It was a big hit and everyone said they were going to do the same next time. 
Me holding the card I designed
Card details! Wanted to give you a few details for my card.
It is a classic layout that could have the colors changed and the punched star could be a flower or other small punch. Then the greeting could be birthday, congratulations, thinking of you or whatever card you might need! 
The cardbase is half a regular piece of cardstock (8 1/2" x 5 1/2") folded in half to make a top fold card. The color is Night of Navy, but the new Blueberry Bushel would work well too. 
The background piece is Whisper White cut to 5 1/4" x 4"
Each of the accent pieces are 1 1/2" x 2 3/4". As shown on the card are Real Red, Silver glimmer, and Night of Navy. An alternate color scheme could be new color Lovely Lipstick, Sparkle glimmer, and Blueberry Bushel.
The stamped greeting says: A special note of thanks to you... it is from the Floral Phrases stamp set which is so versatile. It includes greetings for Wedding, thank you, and Congratulations.
The greeting is stamped with Night of Navy ink.
I used a retired star punch that I have in my stash, but if you don't have a star punch and need one, there is one available in a little bigger size in the Wood Crate framelits.
Thank you for your service! Each of these cards will make their way into the hands of a veteran that is being honored with a flight to our nation's capital to visit the military memorials. 
They receive "Mail Call" on the flight home in which they receive cards and letters that family & friends have written to them, but in addition each of them will receive one of our cards. That way no one with be without mail.
It is a beautiful feeling knowing that in a small way our stamping is providing a little touch of thanks to the veterans who fought for our country so long ago.
We thank them for their service to our country! May God bless them!

Welcome Little One


In this day and age so many do gender reveals so they know if they are having a boy or girl, but when you don't know you want a neutral color combination. That's where this Crumb Cake base with new Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron for a sweet yellow and green palette.