Snowflake Showcase- Available for a limited time!

Hello Stamping Friends,

We have another special set of products available to you now and only while supplies last!

The hostess code is D9ZUUB9X if your order is under $150.  Club is on November 13 and Joy will be receiving credit through the hostess code for all your orders. Let’s make it great for her first time as our club hostess!

Here is a video from the home office:

At our Christmas Stamp A Stacks, see dates below, I will have a snowflake card and an optional insert with the following poem by Holley Gerth.

“Every new snowflake comes to the earth

As a picture of our Savior’s birth,

Because they are sent from up above

And remind us of God’s care and love.

Each one is so intricate and small

Because Christ sees the details of us all,

And just as two are never the same

The Lord knows and calls us each by name.

Snowflakes gently cover the world in white

And hide what’s unlovely from our sight,

Showing us how He covers our sin

And gives us His grace when we come to Him.

So may every snowflake bring Christ to mind

And in every bit of white may we find

A  reason to celebrate anew,

And a reminder of His love for you.

–Holley Gerth–

Stamp A Stacks- six cards, two of each design, $20

(I have hesitated to set dates with Mom’s recovery being slow but I know you all have calendars filling up! )

Please RSVP at least three days prior to the event!  Attend 1 or attend all 4 and have 24 Christmas cards.

November 27, Tuesday morning, 9:30-12:00

November 30, Friday night, 6:30 – 9:00  (same cards as Tuesday)

December 4, Tuesday morning, 9:30 – 12:00 Three new designs

December 7, Friday night,  6:30- 9:00 (same cards as Tuesday)

December 15, Saturday night,  6:30 – 10:00 Christmas party potluck, Make And Take team challenge, games, prizes

SAL,  Sing A Long with carolers this Christmas!


Check out these beautiful cards made by the lovely Linda Cullen:

Plaid! I love plaid and never imagined it with snowflakes. Wowzee.
Ooooh! I always make a red and white card at Christmas. This one is gorgeous!
Why do just one tree when two can look this fabulous!
I wanted the framelits for this very special connected snowflake flurry! Love how she used it here so you don’t miss the flurry!

Pastor Appreciation Month & High Tide

Hello Stamping Friends,

It is almost time for me to head off to the Stampin’ Up! convention in Orlando.  Paul is going with me and we are making it a vacation with a trip to San Antonio for my niece’s wedding after the first days of convention.  What fun!

For Pastor Appreciation this month I thought the High Tide set with a bit of electrical science would be fun.

I began these instructions as my first video which is why I showed the supplies this way.  The camera and lighting didn’t work so we are back to the drawing board on doing videos.


  • Base of card  8 1/2 X 5 1/2  scored at 4 1/4
  • (2) Whisper White outside and inside layers 5 1/4 X 4
  • Night of Navy for greeting  1 3/4 X 2 1/2
  • Whisper White top of greeting 1 1/2 X 2 1/4
  • Whisper White for lighthouse 1 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • Sahara Sand Shoreline 2 X 5 1/4
  • 1/4″ Copper Adhesive Tape
  • CR 1220 Lithium Battery
  • Chibitronics Lights

I ordered the last three supplies through Amazon.


I used the High Tide stamp set for most of the scene and the Waterfront stamp set for the mountains.

The Stamparatus was the best tool to perfectly line up the stamps to do the two step stamping on the lighthouse.  (Note:  the stamp set containers fit underneath the plates to give a nice solid surface for inking your stamps.)  Remember to use the foam pad with the photopolymer stamps for clear stamping. I cut a piece of grid paper to help me line up the image.  Stampin’ Up! now has grid paper made for the Stamparatus (#……….) In my previous post I show all the supplies available and four videos on using the Stamparatus to its full potential.

Layers:  Stamparatus, foam pad, grid paper, magnets (yes, I already broke mine but I can order another).

Many of the videos show stamping first and then cutting to the size you want.  This gives a larger piece for the magnets to hold so the paper doesn’t pull up when you stamp.  I already had my pieces cut to size for my class so I had to be careful as I stamped to pull up the plate slowly so as not to pull the paper out of position.

The background was stamped with Smoky Slate:

Now you can lay your second lighthouse stamp perfectly over the first, press the other plate to pick it up, ink it in Cajun Craze and stamp for a perfect lighthouse.  Now fussy cut the image and you are ready to do some fun art and science.


– Step 1 – Mountains  -I used the mountains in the Waterfront set and stamped one mountain on a sticky note and fussy cut to be a mask.  I will keep that in the stamp set.  After you have fussy cut your lighthouse, you need to look at where it will be in reference to the water so you know where to stamp the water and mountains so your light shines on the sponged sunset sky and is between the mountains.  Stamp the middle mountain first, mask and then stamp one to the right and one to the left of middle using tranquil tide.

-Step 2 – Water – Stamp the water ripples with the High Tide water stamp in Night of Navy, sponge to fill in

-Step 3- Sun – Leaving the mountain mask in place, stamp the sun and stamp again on sticky note for a mask; note: the sun in the Waterfront is very “artistic” compared to the more symmetrical sun in the High Tide set.

-Step 4 – Birds – stamp a partial of the birds in the High Tide set directly over the mountains in Memento black

-Step 5 – Sky – Have fun with sponging the sky.  Start with your lightest color – So Saffron, then Crushed Curry then a bit of Perfect plum for the very top and sides and finish with Cajun Craze directly around the sun.

Let’s visit a video from Michelle’s Crafting Corner for the science.  She uses a circuit pen for the light but just follow the directions with the circuit tape.   Forward her video to the 15 minute point.

Hopefully that gives you the guidelines you need to make a light up card.  Send a picture of one that you create!

SAL,  Shine A Light







Baby Card & Baby Shower

Hello Stamping Friends,

Baby Emma is one month old today!  This is the first picture we received on September 24 when she was born:

And here’s mommy:

This is my favorite of little Emma:

She is so adorable!  Grandma and Grandpa were very excited and couldn’t wait to drive up.

We threw a baby shower and so many of our Stampin’ Up! supplies came in handy.  Hopefully you will be inspired with all the cool things we can make with our tools.

Doing a card with safety pins was something I saw on Pinterest and with our beautiful papers and stamps I made an easel card.  The Designer Series Paper- DSP- is the Petal Promenade and the stamp “Life is so much better with you in it” is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  It is stamped on the DSP and punched with the Pretty Label punch.  The ribbons are the 1/4″ Mini Striped Gorgeous Grape layered on 3/8″ Mini Ruffled Ribbon in Powder Pink and tied with Nature’s Twine in Grapefruit Grove.

I really like purple and peach and knit a baby hat to use for a diaper baby.

For the invitations I purchased invites at Hobby Lobby and then reconfigured them:

I added a Melon Mambo base and a flap of Pretty in Pink with a Stitched Framelit Oval on a Melon Mambo oval frame.  The baby is the Moon Baby stamp set.  The ribbon is the Tea Room ribbon combo pack. It comes in a two pack of Coastal Cabana and Very Vanilla with a copper edge.   I used up all the Coastal Cabana but was delighted to find that I could use the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker to color the vanilla ribbon for close to the same color.  It is good to know that the vanilla ribbon gives us the option for many other colors!  I embellished with sequins.

Save all your punches!!  I used two retired punches on the inside of the flap for more details.  I typed what I needed in Word and then punched it out and sponged the edges.

We compete with the Big Box stores for some things but it is so nice to have them for all the supplies we need.

For party favors I bought little jars and then decorated them with framelits and punches.  The top is from the Window Box Thinlits dies and a circle framelit since it starts as a square.  The words are once again typed in Word and then punched out. The Leaf Ribbon is tied around the top with a length of Linen Thread to hold the tag.  The jar was filled with pink candy kisses that said “It’s a girl”- The Party Store had that special chocolate.

For activities we played Diaper Pong.  (Thank you Pinterest).  With Stampin’ Up! supplies we could make all the circles we needed and the lettering for the Diaper Pong.  Thanks to my youngest daughter, Amber, who punched and punched and punched all the circles.

We set up a headband making station for guests to create a cute headband in various sizes, and add a tag with the size and their name.

For treats I used a retired cloud framelit to look like a piece of popcorn:

What would we do without Pinterest?!   I found a site where I could download Baby Bingo sheets for guests to have fun while the gifts were being opened.  The green jar is for the diaper raffle tickets – another punch used!

For prizes I found a box of rose petal soap and pretty boxes on sale:

Baby Scrapbooking Kit:

“I wish I remembered…..”    How many times I have heard mother’s lamenting how they can’t remember when the first tooth appeared, or when they first started crawling or the date of their first haircut.  We think we are going to scrapbook every event but then life gets hectic and we can only guess when something happened.  I had seen a memory can and revised the poem a bit to make a memory box.  I added pens, cards and punched images on which they could make a quick note and then slide it in one of the envelopes.  When they get out the scrapbook they will be ready to go!  I adhered the poem to the inside flap of the box.

Memory Box

Baby books are great ideas,

But sometimes you’re too busy.

Living with a little one

Can put you in a tizzy.

Milestones pass too fast at times

To find the proper page.

So, jot a note of each event with

Date and baby’s age.

Those special times and chuckles

You’ll want to journal, too

So with a note placed in this box

They’ll all be here for you.

Happy one month birthday, Emma!

SAL, (Share A Love)


The hostess code this month is D9ZUUB9X

24 Hour Sale to Celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Birthday

Hello Stamping Friends,

At midnight tonight, Stampin’ Up! will start a 24 hour party – sale!  Grab your catalog and see if any of the stamps are on your wish list.  The stamps are listed by page number.

The hostess code is:   D9ZUUB9X  if your order is under $150.

SAL,  Sales Addiction Love


Click on the computer to go to online ordering.


Ribbon of Courage for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hello Stamping Friends,

My congratulations to all the survivors of breast cancer and my prayers for all of you who are still in the battle.  May you be strengthened with faith and hope!

This card is a case of Bryan King with a few changes.  I stamped the ribbon directly on the paper though there are framelits that match the stamp set if you preferred another dimension.    You can’t tell from the picture that the bottom two layers are glued together and then popped up and the same is done on the top two layers.  It gives a very nice effect to the monochromatic card!

  • Card Base:  Blushing Bride – long way cut,  4 1/4″  X  11″  Scored at 5 1/2″
  • Two sets of two layers glued together and then popped up:
    • Bottom Layers:  Blushing Bride, 3 3/4″ X 5″
    •                           Whisper White, 3 5/8″  X  4 7/8″ (Edges stamped randomly with heart)
    • Top Layers:       Blushing Bride, 4 3/8″  X 3 1/8″
    •                           Whisper White, 4 1/4″  X 3″ 

Patty is an amazing demonstrator who reached $1,000,000 in sales and was awarded the chance to design a stamp set. I love what she chose as her design!    Stampin’ Up! even made a set of framelits so no fussy cutting!

I used the heart stamp to stamp randomly around the edges of the larger Whisper White bottom layer, adhered it to the Blushing Bride layer, then popped the two layers up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.   The ribbon was stamped using the Stamparatus and this tool was perfect for stamping the image twice to get a darker image perfectly aligned.  The greeting is stamped in Memento Black using the other Stamparatus plate.  What a difference this tool makes!  Check out my last post for all the new accessories for the Stamparatus and four video tutorials on how to make the most of this new tool.

My next post will be a light up card for Pastor Appreciation Month.  Stay tuned ……..

  • October 22 is another Stampin’ Up! sale
  • November 1 Stampin’ Up! will have a special stamp set available for one month only.  It is spectactular and I will design three cards and hold a class for anyone who buys the set
  • Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by November 10 for a very special Christmas kit- you may want two-(just saying)

Click on the image to go to Paper Pumpkin and subscribe.  You can increase the number of kits at that site as well, or order online with a product code and you will be sent an email with instructions on how to subscribe.  By ordering online you can get other items that you need for the upcoming holiday crafting!  Click on SAL’s computer to go to the onlinestore.

Hostess Code:  D9ZUUB9X  Use the code if your order is under $150.

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator! If you have questions don’t hesitate to text, 303-815-0838, or email if you have questions.

SAL,  Save A Life – it may be your own-by encouraging annual mammograms



One Week Sale and Stamparatus accessories now available!

Stock up on all those supplies you’ll be needing for your Christmas card making tasks.

Hostess code = 2QDBZTDW

Stamparatus accessories are now available for your purchase:

The Stamparatus is item #146276 and the cost is $49.  Just think, our trash cans won’t have as many rejects!

SAL,  Stamp A Lot with the Stamparatus

Karen                              Click to shop!

Standard Layers, Stamparatus Accessories

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Fall!  My thoughts and prayers go out for all of you and your loved ones affected by hurricane Florence.

I need to repost the Standard Layers document that I use almost daily to keep from making errors in calculations of card layers.  I found it embedded in other posts and hard to find, so click on the blue to get a printable document.  In the future you can just type Standard Layers in the search bar and it will direct you to here.

Standard Layers

We have Stamparatus Accessories available today:

The clearance rack has many new items including the much sought after fast fuse adhesive and refills and many of the retired colors supplies.  Click to go to the online store:

SAL,  (Stock A Lot)  Use hostess code:  2QDBZTDW  if your order is under $150.  If you do stock up and your order reaches $250 you will receive a free package of Christmas designer paper not available in either catalog!




Holiday Catalog Goes Live!!

Hello Stamping Friends,

Finally, the Holiday Catalog has gone live!!  We wait all year for this special time.

Click on the catalog image above to view the pdf version of the catalog.  Send a request for a hard copy of the catalog to:

The Designer Series Paper (DSP as we call it) is phenomenal and there is a ‘Take Your Pick’ tool (page 30) with metal ends to replace our worn out plastic tipped Quicker Clicker Poker Picker Upper – tee hee, I love saying that!

I will be posting more videos from the home office so stay tuned!  Text or email me now to book your holiday card making event with a group of your friends and earn free products.  Text me at 303-815-0838 or email

Do you like FREE?  Book a September party- at your home, my home or online, and you could earn a free set of 12X12 designer paper:

Those deer are pretty cool aren’t they.  Check out the “Dashing Deer” suite:

And just to help you out a little more, here is a shopping list:

So get ready to amaze your friends and family with beautiful cards that you have made yourself!

You can make it!  I can show you how!!

SAL,   Share A Love of stamping

Karen- Click on the computer to order.  Use hostess code YFRHTHYV if your order is under $150.

PS  Paper Pumkin is going to be spooky special this month.  Don’t miss it!  Order online with an item number or go directly to but hurry – September 10 is the deadline for this kit!   Save a little by ordering a three month subscription online #137859 and you will receive September’s spooky kit, October’s kit- sometimes Thanksgiving oriented, and November’s kit which has almost always been Christmas cards.  Always a fun surprise whether cards or treat packaging!!

‘Color Your Season’ Limited Time Special Edition Set

Hello Stamping Friends,

This month is flying by so I must hurry and notify you of an amazing limited time special edition stamp set with framelits!

Introducing ‘Blended Seasons’ with ‘Stitched Seasons’ framelits that have lovely stitching on both the inside and outside of the cut!  Amazingly beautiful!  Let’s check out some cards made for spring and summer (notice the stitching on the outside of the cut!):

And here are two cards made for fall and Christmas (I love the font on these greetings.  Here the stitching is

on the inside of the cut):

These products are available only through August 31!

Still hesitating?  Add bonus days to the deal!

Pinterest was full of amazing creations by some of Stampin’ Up!’s best demonstrators.  Shirley Gentry fussy cut the flowers and uses both the framelit cut out with inside stitching and the outside stitching showing on the background.  Those little vines are in the framelits as well.   Fabulous!

Isn’t this an amazing way to use all the layers with all the stitching showing?!  This card is by Satomi at  Note the new Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ mini striped ribbon, #146940, and the 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in Whisper White,  #146912.

Mary Brown’s card is done in awesome colors of pink and green and using the “Tufted” embossing folder, #146335, for a great background.

The leaves in this set are awesome as they look like they are floating to the ground.  Satomi made this card as well. Notice the grain stamped on the wood.


I love Christmas bells and this one is perfect especially since it has a framelit to cut it out!  Megan Daves’ card is lovely!

Tracy Elsom shows us how to make a quick and easy Christmas tag for gifts and goodies!

That is my fashion show of cards!  It is a good thing I don’t have to be a judge and pick just one.  They are all beautiful!

I will set up a special event to make three cards- (one with flowers, one with leaves, one for Christmas) free to anyone who purchases the bundle from me.  If you are out of state, I will mail you the kits with instructions.

The hostess code through tomorrow is GJ3Y7SRQ.   On Saturday I will set up a new hostess code for the September 11 club meeting.  Club is here at my house in Castle Rock and guests are welcome for $5; or let me demonstrate the fun of stamping to you and your friends at your home.  Just call me and we can arrange a date!  303-815-0838

SAL,  (Seasons Are Lovely)  Here are the sets again.  Click on the little SAL in the computer to go to my store.


The bundle does not include the Watercolor Pencils, so be sure and put those in separately.

Specials And Cards!!

Hello Stamping Friends,

We have a few days left of July and the chance to buy 3 sets of Designer Series Paper and get one pack free.

Paper Pumpkin is offering 50% off for new subscribers who subscribe by August 10:

Would you love getting 10 new stamp pads in the stackable design for free?   Join my team for $99 and get $125 of products with free shipping plus a ten pack of new stamp pads in the color family of your choice!  July is the absolute best month to join as a hobby demonstrator.  As is always the case, your first quarter purchases count toward qualifying for your second quarter requirement of $300.  Join now and you can order at 20% savings for six months from the new annual catalog, the Holiday catalog, which will be out in September, and then in December you can order from the Occasions catalog in the preorder available only to demonstrators.   If you don’t make your $300 by December 31, you will be in ‘pending’ for the month of January (Sale A Bration time) and you will still be able to order with a 20% demonstrator discount!!  If you happen to make your qualifying $300 – which only cost you $240 – by January 31, you now have another quarter to order at 20% off.  Whew…..that was a lot to articulate.  Contact me if you are interested.

So what have I been making?  I have two cards that just beg to have a video to showcase them but I found out I needed a lapel mike, a C boom arm and a couple more lights.  I will keep working at it.  I wish I had a picture of our first attempt at the video.  It was hilarious. We put a chair on the table and the tripod through the chair so the camera was directly over my work but alas everything was upside down and nothing in the camera manual showed how we could invert the video.  Sigh…… Stay tuned, it will happen yet!

Lilypad Lake, High Tide and Waterfront Birthday Card

The ‘Lilypad Lake’ framelits cut out the waves and the sailboats; ‘High Tide’ gives us the birds and the sun. The inside is the ‘Waterfront’ stamp set with its watercolor look.  I made another card using the retired ‘Holiday Home’ with the watercolor mountains in the background.   The inside uses a greeting from ‘Beautiful You’ and a watercolor Colorado pine tree look with the ‘Waterfront’ stamp set!  The ‘High Tide’ set provides the birds again!


Don’t forget to check out the clearance rack.  There are some great Christmas products at reduced prices. My favorite is the set we used last year to make these two cards.

SAL,  (Share A Love)




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