Wednesday, April 20, 2022


WHAT?????????????????????? Who said that?

ME!!  That's who!!  But, what I really mean is that you don't have to buy it all at ONCE.

This new catalog....WOWZA.....I am in love!!!

I sat down and wrote out my list and it's bigger than it's been in the last few years.  NOT that I didn't like the last catalogs, but some of the stamp sets just didn't 'grab me', ya know what I mean?   

No ONE catalog can appeal to every person out there.  Last year I had my favorites and of course, I got them.    

THIS YEAR....oh my word, I have way, way too many that I just HAVE to have....and that makes it difficult when you are on a tight budget. 

But, NOT impossible ;-)

I went on You Tube, before I was able to order, and watched some of the 'hauls' and seeing someone else just buying out the store, or so it seemed to me, was a little depressing, knowing I just can't do that.   

BUT, at the same time, it was SO MUCH FUN to be able to see all the products up close and personal :-)  And, to see their excitement over unpacking the new products

 Then, I make myself stop to think about it, "Could I even USE every one of those stamps and all that DSP and other stuff in a week or even two?"  Well, if you are super high energy, or had helpers, I guess you could....but those days, at least for me, are long gone.   And, if you are like me, I can only do so many cards at a time so it only makes sense to buy it a little at a time.  

And, to be honest, I kind of like to 'enjoy' each stamp set and have fun with it for awhile before moving on to another, as I get overwhelmed when I have too many options at once.  Where do I start???

So, in a few weeks, I'll send in another order.  And, a few weeks later....another order.  

SO, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed by the new catalog (as it's an awesome one) don't despair and feel bad because you want to get everything all at once, but you aren't able.    Most of us can't!

Just make out your priority list....yours will be different than mine or someone else's.

Decide which things you just have to have FIRST.....then, next....and so on.

So now that I have said all that...I have made my list of items that I want in the "most wanted" order! 

I hope to have something to share once I get my order put away as it just did come.

I am really excited!!  Oh wait, I said that already!!!

I would LOVE to know what your favorite sets are in the new catalog!

Please leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite stamp set/s are.

Have a fantastic day!!!


 Coming on April 21st.....FREE SHIPPING on orders of $75 or more.

Save by sending in your own order or get together with several friends and place one order that totals $75 or more and save on shipping!!!

Now's the time to get some of those retiring products that you've been wanting.

Enjoy this special Free Shipping for one day only.

Have a great day!!!!


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!   


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

This crafting kit is SO gorgeous and is now available to all customers!  Get your Hope Box card making kit On Sale!

This kit makes 9 completed cards, and the full kit ALSO includes ribbon, embellishments, stamp set,  ink spot, dimensionals and glue dots!!!  

Order online!


1.Offer available while supplies last between 12 April and 14 June 2022.

2.Available to all customers and demonstrators. Special exception: a subscription is not required.

3.50% discount on single kits. Regularly $19.00 USD | $24.00 CAD. Discounted price $9.50 USD | $12.00 CAD.
Item 158541 Hope Box Past Kit

4.50% discount on refills. Regularly $10.00 USD | $13.00 CAD. Discounted price $5.00 USD| $6.50 CAD (Note: Ribbon not included in refill.)
Item 159345 Hope Box Refill Kit

You can get this kit, by going to my online store at and putting in the item number/s above.

This is a fantastic deal and you DO NOT need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to take advantage of this great offer.   These kits won’t last long.


Enjoy your day!!! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022


Just a heads up!!!

Today is the day for the LAST CHANCE sale!!!  At NOON Pacific Standard Time, SU will release the Last Chance items that will be on sale.  These items are normally the ones that will NOT be returning in the new catalog coming in June.

Just a FYI, if you see something you like, order it as soon as possible,  as things go FAST and once they are gone, they are gone!!!  Especially reinkers!!  

Have a fantastic day!!!

Here is the Link to my website where you can see the last chance products.

Happy shopping!!



Thursday, March 3, 2022

Just had to share, as this has been on my wish list for awhile now.  I love my bigger Stampin' Cut & Emboss but this would be so handy when we travel or to just to have on my craft desk.

Starting 1 March, while supplies last, you can snag the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount! This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Build your craft collection and combine the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are also available for 20% off during the month of March!

Please note that items that can be purchased with the 50% off item Stampin’ Reward include full-priced items and regularly discounted stamp/tool bundles only. 

The 20% off the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the 20% off bundles that are part of the Savings Are in Bloom promotion are not available for purchase at 50% off the deeper discounted price.

Enjoy your day!!


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Well, a few weeks have gone by since my last post.  In the meantime, I have been busy reorganizing my pantry.  I got a gift card from Amazon and decided to use it to buy some storage containers.  They are the ones with the black labels.  I already had the ones with the red lids and a few others.  

If you know anything about me, you'll know I am in my element when I am reorganizing things.  This is something I had put off doing for awhile.  Now, the Organizer gene in me wants everything to match...but, I also am thrifty, so can't see getting rid of perfectly good containers just because they don't match.  :-)

I have my craft room all organized, once again, but am sure that I'll all of a sudden think of a better way to do something and off I'll go again.  I think that it's going to be an ongoing process.

Did get my Card Buffet for January done and sent out.  NOW am working on February's Card Buffet for my SU customers.   Last month's Card Buffet was using the Daisy Garden stamp. They seemed to like it, at least from a couple that got back to me. This month, I decided to use the Forever Fern stamp set.    

Other than that, I signed up for the online Card Maker Success Summit and have been busy watching videos from different vendors all weekend long.   What fun!!!  I'll be sure to sign up again, next year, if they still have it.  Learned a lot of fun things and also found stamp companies I didn't even know existed. 

We've been watching the Olympics when we can.  I can't even imagine going down some of those slopes.  My eyes see the scenery out further....and I think I would get distracted by those gorgeous mountains.

Survivor will start soon and we are avid fans of that show.  

We are still busy training our puppy, Daisy.  I guess she's not considered a puppy, anymore, as she'll be 8 months old at the end of the month.  She keeps us hopping, that's for sure. Border Collies have immense energy.....OLD people do  But, we do the best we can and she truly brings us a lot of joy!!

 I'm in an organizing mode.  I think I will work on our bedroom closet next.  I have clothes I haven't worn for a long time.  And, some clearly need tossed...but they are SO comfortable, even if they do have paint stains on them or little

We're so looking forward to Spring and planting a garden again.  But, that is still a couple of months away.  But, we can plan, anyway.

Here is one of my latest cards to share.

Really enjoyed making this card in lots of different colors and background papers.

We are almost through another month.  I need to come up with a fun project for our Granddaughter and I to do for Easter.   

We made cute wagons for Christmas.

They were made using brownie pans, sprayed with red paint, a rubber pancake turner for the handle and four sink stoppers.  We added some greenery and gave them as gifts.   Her Mom put some little stuffed animals in hers and had it out for a decoration.

Well, that's enough for one day....looking forward to sharing more in the next week or so.

Have a great weekend!!!  Although, technically the weekend is almost HOPE you had a great weekend :-)



Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Back to just plain Blogging!!


Hi Everyone!!!  Well, I have come to realize, after looking back on past posts from years of posting, that I would much rather blog about 'life' than about upcoming Stamping promotions!  

I got to looking back on past posts from quite a few years ago and I was more actively posting back when I just talked about daily life in general and things that interested me, along with the occasional stamping post.

So, although I am a Stampin' UP! demonstrator and I do love sharing cards.....I am not in it to make it my life's focus or a career. Never was.  I got into SU to get my products at a discount and IF anyone wanted to purchase from me, that was an added bonus and I appreciate it so much....but I have too many other interests than just SU to confine myself to that one thing.

So, this blog is going to go back to just being about what I feel like posting about and not promoting the latest stamp promotion or catalog.  I am not giving up Stampin' UP!....just refocusing my blog to posting about my life in general.  I've never been a sales woman and it is so hard for me to do that, so that's probably why I procrastinate doing it....but I do love talking about a variety of things in that's just what I am going to do from here on out.  :-)  

So, first off, I realized after reviewing my posts of late, that I hadn't even introduced you to our newest family member, as of September!  Her name is Daisy and she was given to me by our Granddaughter, Nicki, for my 75th birthday.  The above was her puppy photo.  She has grown some since September and now weighs 32#.  She is quite the dog!!!  Wow....two over 75 year olds with a Border Collie, you can only imagine the 'adventures' we have daily but, she has wormed her way into our hearts.  We will NEVER forget our Annie....and sometimes we have to be super careful not to compare her with Annie.  They are just two completely different breeds with personalities all their own. 

Daisy checking out her Valentine card from our Great Grandson!!

One of our first adventures with her happened on December 9th 2021, when she grabbed one of my footie socks off the floor, just as I had removed them and by the time I was able to catch up to her, she had swallowed it!!  I couldn't believe that she had swallowed it, so we searched the entire hallway and living room where she was running from me...but it wasn't to be found.  So, rather than take a chance, we called numerous Vets, locally, but they were all closing, our only other option was to go to an emergency clinic over in PORTLAND at NIGHT.  I DO NOT like driving in Portland to begin with and night time, even more so.

Long story short, thankfully, we were able to locate the place with a little help from the receptionist on the phone....and, after about 5 hours and two tries of getting her to vomit...the sock came up.  Thankfully, they didn't have to do anything major to get it out.  We were back home around midnight.

So now, we watch her like a hawk.  Evidently, Border Collies are 'chewers' we have also gone through two she chews the straps off them.  Good thing she is cute and is so loving!!

We keep saying, this too shall pass. But, a Border Collie Facebook group I am on says that some do get over it and some never do.  Thanks for the encouragement,

Anyway, I just wanted to start blogging again but I would rather it be about life in general and also sharing my cards and and there just for the FUN of sharing.  :-)

I enjoyed going back in time and re reading a lot of my earlier brought back so many memories.

If you got this far, thanks for reading....and hopefully having more to talk about other than SU will have me posting more....if only to capture memories, for myself, that I can look back on.

Have a fantastic day!!!