Sunday, April 30, 2017

It's Official

We moved out of our home on Friday, April 28th at 4:50 PM.  We had a move out time of 5pm and we just made it!!!  Boy, the last two weeks was frantic with having a moving sale, taking things to the storage shed, deciding what had to go in there, what went with us and what needed to be donated.

We are now staying at our Son's house while he is working in FL and we'll be heading out in another couple of weeks to go back and pick up our 5th wheel.

Several people have asked us to start a blog so that they can keep up on what we are doing when we are on the road, so I started a blog and it is called

I can once again go back to a stamping blog here and will try to keep both up as we travel along.

Right now, my stamping supplies are all packed and in the storage shed :-(  I found that I was a little nutso thinking I could actually stamp AND pack and clean a wasn't happening :-)

So, give me some time and I'll be back at it, soon!!

Thanks for all of your support, it means so much to us!!!


Thursday, April 27, 2017


I am so sorry that I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts, I had NO IDEA it would be THIS huge of a job moving from a 1525 square foot home to a 5th wheel.  Oh I know that it will be much smaller....that's not the problem.  The problem lies in that we aren't moving directly into it.....we'll be 'homeless' for a couple of months till we ARE able to move into it.

So, we have had 3 huge sales since the end of February...the last being last weekend...where we had a 3 day  moving sale and got rid of a lot....but not all our furniture.

So, we have everything that didn't sell and that we didn't GIVE a storage unit that is almost completely full!

We'll be staying at my Son's for at least two weeks before we head out to start making the trek back to get our 5th wheel.

Once we get out of the house, tomorrow, and get settled in for a couple of weeks...I'll have time to sit down and post.

Most of my stamping supplies are packed, so won't be able to share new cards I have made...but I may have some that I haven't shared yet.

I am going to start a new blog for our RVing experiences, too, but still trying to think of the 'right' name.

Thanks to all of you that have sent me messages on Facebook, private e-mails and some that have come by to give us encouragement and hugs.

We are on the home stretch now!!!


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Moving Sale tomorrow!!

Well, we are as ready as we'll ever be!  We got the OK to have our moving sale this weekend and we have been working non stop every day to get it all ready to open the doors, tomorrow morning at 9am!!  We'll have it today, Friday and Saturday!

The only bad part is, we couldn't contain it to just the garage....we had to have canopies out in the driveway and also had to have 5-6 tables in the house and use my dining room table and my island, too, in the kitchen.

I'll be so happy when Saturday night comes and we can start to pack up and move stuff out of here the next few days.

We closed on Monday....and after the sale, we'll be looking for a truck to pull our 5th wheel.  Exciting!

We finally told everyone, the other day.  We wanted it to be a sure thing before we told all of our friends and family!

Next up will be getting the house cleaned and moving out next week.

I still have to start a blog for our adventures......just haven't had time!

I sure have gotten a lot of steps in, during all of this.  The most I have gotten in is over 17,000 one day.   But, have averaged around 9,000 a day or more.

Well, it's time to hit the hay so we are rested up for tomorrow.  This will be the earliest we've gotten to bed for days.

Hope you have a great day!!!


Monday, April 17, 2017

Moving Sale starts on Thursday!!

Today is the day!!!

We will begin setting up tables and putting out everything that we can't take with us in a 5th wheel.  The garage is going to be SO FULL!!!

First, though, is another craft sale.  The craft sale will run all week, but it is in a different area. That is because the retired list came out and so I had to pull lots of items that will be discontinued as of June 1st.  I can't take it all with me, so might as well sell it.

It is a daunting task, for sure, to get everything set up and ready to open the garage door at 9am on Thursday!!  But, we shall persevere!!!

The garage sale will be Thursday April 20th - Saturday April 22nd.

Keep us in your thoughts!!!

No stamping will be done till the sale is over, the house is clean and we move out!

I'll keep you updated!!

I still am trying to think of a blog name for our RV adventures.....and as soon as I get that up and running, I'll let you know.


Thursday, April 13, 2017


Well, as of yesterday, we have officially sold our home and are in the process of taking down shelving in my stamp room and getting everything boxed up and either taking it to the storage shed or getting it set up out in the garage for a moving sale!

Lots of hard work and still lots more to come!!   I'll be starting a new blog just for our RVing adventures, in the near future, but I need to come up with a fun name for it....that incorporates what we'll be doing, volunteering, AND my stamping along the way.  I'll just try and keep up with both blogs and see how it goes.

Right now, we just have to finish up the stamp room, still lots more to get off the walls and packed up.

That will be the hardest part of all, except trying to get a huge dining room buffet moved to our storage shed by two old people :-)  We'll see how that works :-)

I may just decide to sell it!!

We'll be having a moving sale April 20-22nd, so if you live in Central Oregon....stop by and say HI....and who knows, we may have something you NEED.

I have been asked over and over if I'll miss my home and YES I will.  I love my house....but, it's time to have some new adventures.

And, to make this a stamping post, if you have anything you are still wanting in the catalog that is on the retired list, PLEASE don't hesitate.  Too many things are already GONE!!!

Looking forward to sharing ideas after this whole thing is over.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

 Dragon Fly Dreams

Here is one of the cards that we did in class, on Thursday April 6th.  It had two flaps that unfold, and for some reason, right now, I can't think of the name of this card fold...grrr.

The gals had fun making this.  You see the dragonfly on the top of the card?  We used SU Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and we sprayed our own color to match the card.

We just put a mixture of 3/4 alcohol to a 4-5 drops of Blushing Bride re-inker, into our Stampin' Mister and shook it well.  Then, just lightly spray your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and it matches the colors on your card.

Try it with any of the re-inkers!!  It's so much fun to match the glimmer paper to the card you are making!!

Just a FYI, the retired list is out.  Things are going FAST!!!  Unbelievable.

If you have anything on your wish list from that retired list, you may want to hurry and get it before it's gone for good!

 RETIRED  list in a PDF file. You will notice that some things are up to 50% off.

Have a great day!!!


Monday, April 10, 2017

SU Retired List

Hi Everyone,

The SU retired list has been posted.  Please click on this link:  Retiring List

You can also go to my SU website HERE to place your order.

Here are some things to note:

Sale Starts today:  April 10 – May 31 2017 – 1:00 PM (MT)

  • No minimum purchase required
  • Retiring Items may be added to all order types, demo, workshop, customer and online
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
  • Stampin' Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After that, they will also be While Supplies last.
  • Depending on inventory levels, we may add additional discounts to select products in May – these discounts will not be announced.  If you purchase a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, there will not be a refund of the difference.
I had a sneak peek of the new catalog, today!!!!  Can't wait till May to put in my order.

Have a fantastic evening!!!


Retirement List releasing TODAY~~

Hi Everyone,

Today is the DAY!!!  

The retirement list is scheduled to be released around Noon today, depending on where you live.  We are on the West Coast, so it will be approximately Noon!!  So, just adjust it according to where you live. If you live on the East Coast, that would be 3 pm.

AND, while you are all trying to make up your minds what you want to get before it retires, (may I make a STRONG suggestion to get anything related to the outgoing IN colors, they go FAST), we, as Stampin' UP! Demonstrators will get our first peek at the online version of the NEW catalog.  WHOOOHOOO!!!!

Now, some demonstrators who went to a get together called On Stage in various parts of the world, have already gotten to see the new catalog. But, for those of us that weren't able to go, we get to see it TODAY!!!

I read this, today, about our catalogs and thought I would share it with you!!
Did you know these fast facts about our Stampin’ Up! catalogs?
  • It takes about 19 months, start to finish, to get an annual catalog into your hands.
  • Seasonal catalogs take about 14 months, start to finish.
  • About 120 employees in 18 departments work on the catalogs.
  • There can be about 450 samples in an annual catalog.
  • We have several version of the same catalog that are all released at the same time.  They are different for the different countries in language, measurements and pricing.  (Dollars, Euros, etc.)
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Japan
    • Austria
    • The Netherlands
Well, I hope that gives you a little more insight into what all goes into making a catalog.  I’ll be mailing my customer's catalogs out in late May, for those of you that have purchased from me in the last 6 months.  If you have never purchased from me, before, the cost is $5 plus postage.  
AND, on another note,  Stampin’ Up! is PRE-releasing ONE stamp set early!  I'll be showing that later.
If you’re on my mailing list, you can just check your inbox, later today, for your own copy of the retirement list. 
You can join my mailing list by e-mailing me at I’d love to have you!
Have a fantastic day!!!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sale A Bration is over, What next?


This is one of the most exciting times of the year in Stampin' UP!  😄

April 10, 2017 - 1pm MT:  the new 2017-2018 catalog will be available online for DEMONSTRATORS ONLY

April 10, 2017 - 1pm MT:  the RETIRING LISTS for customers and demonstrators will be released - watch my blog (HERE) for that list as soon as I can get it published for you!

April 10 - May 31, 2017: Retiring products are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so don't delay!

May 31, 2017: last day to order from the Annual catalog and Occasions catalog - for items still in stock.

June 1, 2017: first day for customers to order from the NEW 2017-2018 catalog.

How can you get a new catalog?

Mid-May 2017:  I will be mailing a new Stampin' UP! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the last 6 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here) and click on your account information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you will receive your new catalog in a timely manner!

If you have never ordered from me, before, please contact me for a new catalog. I only charge what the catalog costs me, plus postage to mail it. You can contact me at either or on my blog in the comments section!

Have a fantastic day!!!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Let's clear things up!

Oh you don't know how badly I wanted to pull an April Fool's prank, on you all, today.  Some will probably say that they expected it from me, but this year I am being 'good'.  Be thankful :-)

 Oh boy, we are almost to the finish line with this phase two project, a garage sale!!  When?  We are having it April 7 and 8th.  Please pray we sell a LOT.
 Lots and lots and lots of stuff!!!
But, this isn't even the half of it.  We have to do this in 3 phases as I was mentioning earlier.

Although we have a 3 car garage, it still isn't big enough to put everything in that we are selling.

And, just to clear things up...(as I have been having so many ask why I am giving up classes and moving away).  We aren't!!

IF this whole thing goes through, and we'll know soon, we are NOT moving away.  Well, we are and we aren't.  We are freeing our life up so that we CAN move around from time to time and do different things BUT, we will be staying put in this location for most of the year.  We just want to be able to come and go as we feel the  call and not have to worry about things at home...while we are gone.

So, yes, I am still going to be teaching card classes only it will be in a different place.  I am still working out all those logistics but several of my class ladies have offered their homes to have classes.

It will be so much different working on classes without my craft room, but I want to show people that it CAN be done.  You don't need a craft room to be able to create!  Although, I have to say it IS nice.

Will I miss my house.....oh heck yeah!!!  There's a long story behind how the Lord brought us to this house....but I won't go into that now.   I am sure it will take a lot of adjusting, but we definitely feel led to do this.

We just feel that we are in another phase of our lives, now, and we want to enjoy it while we still can.

So, if you are coming to my classes or thinking of coming to class....don't worry, I will still be doing them.....just maybe taking a little break here and there.

Keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we go through this next month.

And, as soon as I know anything, I'll let you all know.  :-)

I know, I know....where's the cards??  I'll be sharing soon! (I know I keep saying that, huh?)

Have a great day!!!

Remember to take time to Paws N Stamp!!