Time is running out!






The clock is ticking...

These are the final hours for the BIGGEST and BEST promotion of the year. Don't miss this chance to earn FREE product for every $50 you spend. Sale-a-bration will come to an end tomorrow, March 22, 2013.  This opportunity won't come around again for another year.  



SHOP NOW to earn free products!




Collage Curios meets Sycamore St DSP

One of the cards my guests made over the weekend featured Sale-a-bration product and images from the Collage Curios and Mixed Bunch stamp set.  The color combination of Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango pop off the white background and draws attention to the beautiful, little butterfly in the middle of the bottle cap.  A simple, bright card that can be used for nearly any occasion.

The designer series paper (called Sycamore Street) and the ribbon/button pack are two of several items you can earn for FREE when you spend $50.  But, hurry!  This is for a limited time only!  Sale-a-bration, the biggest promotion of the year, will end on March 22, 2013.

Click below to look at all the products you can earn for FREE!

Download SAB 2013

Enjoy your day.  Thank you for visiting!

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Wow, what a weekend!

I had such a great weekend.  On Saturday, I had a fantastic workshop at Holly's and was able to showcase some great Sale-a-bration product.  We had a lot of fun.  And, I was so pleased that Holly and two of her guests decided to join the Stampin' Up! family.  A big, warm welcome to Holly, Paulette and Celina.  You'll hear more about them soon.

On Sunday, we had our Ink Happens! team meeting.  While not everyone could make it, the 7 of us had a great time.  We celebrated new members, an anniversary and had an opportunity to catch up on SU! happenings and then...CREATED! 

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Paula and Loty decided to re-join the Stampin' Up! family in January.  I am honored to have them on my team of awesome demonstrators.


Amber celebrated her 5 year anniversary with Stampin' Up! this month. She, too, was given a crown of jewels!  Congratulations, Amber!

Cristina, Cassandra and Loty busy creating.



LotydessertOne of the highlights of our get together was the dessert that Loty made.  Holy cow!  Not only was it absolutely delicious but the presenation of it was incredible!  It was, by far, the best fruit parfait I have ever had!  To show you how resourceful Loty is, can you guess what she made her tray from?  She decorated the Cutie Orange container!  It was SO pretty.

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Paula and me enjoying the parfait.

Interested in joining this fantastic group of women?  We would love to have you!  We know how much fun it is to stamp and create with friends - the more the merrier. 

There is no better time than now to come aboard.  With Stampin' UP! offering an additional 25% more to your starter kit - at no additional cost to you - why wait?  It's never been easier to (or more exciting) to be a part of this great company.  Ready to be a part of my stamping community?  Contact me or simply Click Here.

Thanks for stopping by!

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A long holiday weekend has afforded me the opportunity to spend more time in my craft room.  I love when that happens!  With some free time on my hands, I reached for a new stamp called Swallowtail (#129216-C, #129213-W).  I'll admit, it's a little intimidating at first because of it's size but once I started playing with it, I liked it!

The detail in this stamp is so beautiful.  Because of that I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.  To add just a little color, I added three paper flags using the Print Poetry paper pack (#129312).  I also added a layer of Raspberry Ripple card stock to coordinate with the sentiment and a sweet little button with linen thread.  And finally, for some added interest, I took out the Color Spritzer Tool  (#107066) from my "Cool Tool" box and spritzed Raspberry Ripple ink from a marker to the card.

We are just about half way through the biggest and best promotion of the year...Sale-a-bration.  If you haven't taken advantage of this great deal, now is the time to do so.  For every $50 you spend, you will earn FREE stuff!  Yep, I said FREE!  Read all about it.

Have a great day.

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Simple Sale-a-bration Cards with Print Poetry DSP

It's hard for me to decide what my favorite Sale-a-bration product is, but the stamp set, Feeling Sentimental, is definitely in the top 5. I'm drawn to the line art images and the vintage style of each stamp.  So many possibilities with this set!

I like having all-occasion cards on hand.  I love when I can reach in to my card box, add any sentiment and get the card in the mail.  That was my intention when I made these:

Do you see that gorgeous paisley blue paper?  Most people don't realize that it is Stampin' Up! paper, but it is!  It's a hidden jewel that I'm about to un-hide.  On page 16 of the Spring Catalog...the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, #129312.  This stunning pack of paper has 48 sheets of 4-1/2"x6-1/2" sheets in the following designs:

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack

The paper is double-sided and unfortunately the picture only shows a snippet of the other side.  That's where I found my beautiful paisley paper!   Priced at only $6.95 US, this is a GREAT way to add color and pop to your projects. The assortment is fantastic!

SALE-A-BRATION - For every $50 of product you spend, you earn a Sale-a-bration product for FREE! You could choose the Feeling Sentimental Set above or choose from 18 other products!  Learn more about Sale-a-bration here.

 Have a GREAT day!

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Sale-a-bration is HERE!

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It's official!  Sale-a-bration has begun!  For the next 60 days you can earn FREE product for every $50 you spend.  It's a great time to be a Stampin' Up! customer and demonstrator!







Are you ready to join the fun?  The store is OPEN!

While you're trying to figure out what to add to your order, here are a few more demonstrator Sale-a-bration samples for your viewing pleasure.




All the cards above use one or products available in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  The creativity is endless!

Happy shopping!

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Sale-a-bration Eve...and a few samples too

So, here we are on the Eve of Sale-a-bration...the most wonderful time of the year!  I can already feel the excitement among my long-time customers.  Some have had their orders to me for over a week now!  Yup, it really is a GREAT time of year.

Maybe you're new to my blog or perhaps new to Stampin' Up! - so you're asking, "What is Sale-a-bration?".  Hard to believe that everyone doesn't know about it, but with nearly 7 billion people in the world I suspect there might be a couple that don't know.  So, for those 2 or 3 of you that don't know what Sale-a-bration is, here is a brief and simple explanation:

  • For every $50 in product you buy, you earn free product from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
  • There is no limit to how many Sale-a-bration products you can earn.
  • Sale-a-bration is for a limited time only - Jan 22nd through Mar 22nd!  Get free stuff while you can!
  • Want to earn A LOT of product?  Contact me to have a class, workshop or a private party.  Any class workshop or party order totalling $150 or more earns you hostess benefits, free Sale-a-bration product and an opportunity to hang out with ME (priceless!).
  • Not interested in a class or workshop? You can place your own order in my ONLINE STORE.

Don't think about it too long...the calendar is filling quickly.

Contact me today to reserve your date.


I want to give you a peek at some of the awesome cards you can create with Sale-a-bration products.  I had the opportunity to swap cards with some talented demonstrators around the country.  The creativity is really endless with these products!




Aren't these fabulous?  I am honored to be a member of this swap group.  Want to see more samples?  Be sure to come back tomorrow!

And, of course, the PAR-TAY begins tomorrow! 

See you then!

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Sale-a-bration Sneak Peek

There's still a few more weeks until the official start of Sale-a-bration, but my card today showcases a couple of products that will be available when it begins on January 22nd. 

Not familiar with Sale-a-bration

It's the biggest promotion on the Stampin' Up! calendar!  For every $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! products, you earn a free item in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  There are some incredible items available including stamps, designer paper, buttons, ribbons and more.  There's something for everyone!  Need a Sale-a-bration brochure?  Contact me and I will get one to you right away.

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Every other month I participate in a swap with 10 other demonstrators across the country.  This month's theme is to use anything in the Sale-a-bration brochure (which demonstrators have access to one month prior).  My items are the designer paper and the button.  I LOVE these colors together but would have never imagined they looked so good together without seeing this paper.  The stamped image is from the stamp set From My Heart which is a great 8 piece set that offers unique and interesting sentiments.

Here are my swaps completed and ready to be mailed!

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Over the next couple of days I will be getting ready for the Stampin' Up! Leadership convention that will be held here in Orlando at the end of next week.  It's a great time to be a part of the Stampin' Up! family! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Congratulations, Sheila!

I am very excited to welcome another wonderful woman to my Ink Happens team.  Sheila G. officially became a member of Stampin' Up! on Thursday and is anxiously waiting for her starter kit to arrive.  Sheila, welcome to Stampin' Up! and welcome to my team!  You are going to LOVE it!

I have a small package going out to Sheila today and in will be this card:


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With just less than a week of Sale-a-bration left, I wanted to incorporate some of the beautiful Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.  The colors in this paper are just GOJUS!  The butterflies were created using the Beautiful Butterflies die cut (#114507) which makes it so easy to make four different sized butterflies.  The wording came from the set, Friendly Phrases (#126151C).  I used the omitting technique and my marker to ink only the words I was wanting, in this case, congratulations and friend.  And of course, no card would be complete without some bling.  In addition to the rhinestones, I added a Trinket Crown (#121891) in hopes of Sheila knowing how special she is.

ImagesCAF8A9FSAre YOU interested in joining my Ink Happens Team?  Now is the best time to join - the starter kit is ONLY $125!!  And, if that wasn't good enough, anyone who joins Stampin' Up! by next Saturday will receive either a pack of designer series paper each month for the remainder of 2012 OR a free digital download!  Are you ready?  Click here to join my team now before this extraordinary offer comes to an end!


Welcome aboard, Sheila!

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Stampin' Up! Workshop

What a day!  I spent the morning and early afternoon with my hostess, Sarah, and her friends and co-workers.  We all had a great time at her workshop and Sarah was able to reap some fantastic benefits as a result.  She cashed in BIG TIME with Sale-a-bration items! I remembered to pack my camera...but I forgot to take pictures!  Grrrr!  I was so bummed.  I would have loved to have shown you the dynamic duo of Shelby and Charlotte.  They are 9 years old and future demonstrators.  They both did a really great job on their projects and enjoyed themselves too.  A big "Thank You" to all of Sarah's guests -young and not so young, that came to support her.  I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you.

I came home to another surprise in my mailbox.  I've mentioned my friend (and fellow demonstrator) Kelley, in previous posts. She always fills my mailbox with fun things.  Not only did today's box come with stamped items, but jewelry too!  Kelley is a fantastic beader and I am the proud owner of multiple pieces of her jewelry.  I have to show you the super cute ring she sent me!  I don't have pretty hands so, in an effort to keep this post "stamping-related" I placed the ring on the handle of my Crop-o-dile to show it off  :)  Look how awesome this ring is:

Bead ring

The picture really doesn't do it justice.  Kelley is such a talented artisan.  Go take a peek at some of her other items, especially her necklaces!  You can find them at: .  Tell her Mary Ann sent you!

I'm on my way to the craft room to prepare for Tuesday's Stamp Camp in Clermont, FL.

Interested in hosting a workshop like my friend, Sarah, did today?  Contact me at: [email protected] to get your party on my calendar!  I would love to be your demonstrator!

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